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  • pearldavidsonpearldavidson YinzPosts: 1,047

    Anyone else love beers on nitro?

    Yuuuuge fan. If anything on tap at the bar is on nitro that's the beer I'm drinking.
    I'm with yah on that, unless something is too hoppy.
  • Jearlpam0925Jearlpam0925 Deep South PhillyPosts: 10,353

    Anyone else love beers on nitro?

    Yuuuuge fan. If anything on tap at the bar is on nitro that's the beer I'm drinking.
    I'm with yah on that, unless something is too hoppy.
    Especially if it's on Nitro and super hoppy.
  • HesCalledDyerHesCalledDyer MarylandPosts: 8,289
    Speaking of hoppy and IPA's... I had one of the few that I actually like yesterday evening in celebration of "Hoppy" Easter.
    Dogfish 120. 2 year aged and god damn was it delicious.
  • Jearlpam0925Jearlpam0925 Deep South PhillyPosts: 10,353
    Nice. As for myself I had Firestone's Leo vs. Ursus Fortem. Now THAT was some good stuff.
  • BentleyspopBentleyspop Craft Beer Brewery, ColoradoPosts: 3,532

    Speaking of hoppy and IPA's... I had one of the few that I actually like yesterday evening in celebration of "Hoppy" Easter.
    Dogfish 120. 2 year aged and god damn was it delicious.

    Aged IPA?
    Usually that doesnt work out so well
  • JK_LivinJK_Livin South JerseyPosts: 5,817
    Bell

    Speaking of hoppy and IPA's... I had one of the few that I actually like yesterday evening in celebration of "Hoppy" Easter.
    Dogfish 120. 2 year aged and god damn was it delicious.

    Aged IPA?
    Usually that doesnt work out so well
    For those it does
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  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 11,334

    Speaking of hoppy and IPA's... I had one of the few that I actually like yesterday evening in celebration of "Hoppy" Easter.
    Dogfish 120. 2 year aged and god damn was it delicious.

    dogfish 120 is amazing. I'm thinking of visiting their brewery sometime in the near future.
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • BentleyspopBentleyspop Craft Beer Brewery, ColoradoPosts: 3,532
    mcgruff10 said:

    Speaking of hoppy and IPA's... I had one of the few that I actually like yesterday evening in celebration of "Hoppy" Easter.
    Dogfish 120. 2 year aged and god damn was it delicious.

    dogfish 120 is amazing. I'm thinking of visiting their brewery sometime in the near future.
    I've been there.
    It is in the middle of nowhere Delaware but worth the trip.
    Watch out for the big beers
  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 11,334

    mcgruff10 said:

    Speaking of hoppy and IPA's... I had one of the few that I actually like yesterday evening in celebration of "Hoppy" Easter.
    Dogfish 120. 2 year aged and god damn was it delicious.

    dogfish 120 is amazing. I'm thinking of visiting their brewery sometime in the near future.
    I've been there.
    It is in the middle of nowhere Delaware but worth the trip.
    Watch out for the big beers
    so there's nothing to do in the area except to go to the brewery?
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • Jearlpam0925Jearlpam0925 Deep South PhillyPosts: 10,353
    mcgruff10 said:

    mcgruff10 said:

    Speaking of hoppy and IPA's... I had one of the few that I actually like yesterday evening in celebration of "Hoppy" Easter.
    Dogfish 120. 2 year aged and god damn was it delicious.

    dogfish 120 is amazing. I'm thinking of visiting their brewery sometime in the near future.
    I've been there.
    It is in the middle of nowhere Delaware but worth the trip.
    Watch out for the big beers
    so there's nothing to do in the area except to go to the brewery?
    Go to Rehoboth for their Pub - you get pretty much all the same beers, plus a really good menu of food. And it's at the beach.
  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 11,334

    mcgruff10 said:

    mcgruff10 said:

    Speaking of hoppy and IPA's... I had one of the few that I actually like yesterday evening in celebration of "Hoppy" Easter.
    Dogfish 120. 2 year aged and god damn was it delicious.

    dogfish 120 is amazing. I'm thinking of visiting their brewery sometime in the near future.
    I've been there.
    It is in the middle of nowhere Delaware but worth the trip.
    Watch out for the big beers
    so there's nothing to do in the area except to go to the brewery?
    Go to Rehoboth for their Pub - you get pretty much all the same beers, plus a really good menu of food. And it's at the beach.
    Good call!! Thank you.
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • pearldavidsonpearldavidson YinzPosts: 1,047
    Please tell me there is someone here who absolutely loves Terrapin Brewing Hi-5 IPA. Mild hops (I'm not a hop head) super refreshing. Currently my favorite beer and I'm a stout guy.
  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 11,334
    question for you guys:
    let's say I go to a different state and see a bunch of craft beer I can't find in new jersey. I buy it and bring it home.
    1. How do you guys store something like this? Do I just throw it in a fridge?
    2. What is the shelf life or is everything different?

    Thanks.
    Mike
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • Jearlpam0925Jearlpam0925 Deep South PhillyPosts: 10,353

    Please tell me there is someone here who absolutely loves Terrapin Brewing Hi-5 IPA. Mild hops (I'm not a hop head) super refreshing. Currently my favorite beer and I'm a stout guy.

    Love pretty much all of Terrapin's beer...except for that damn Recreation Ale...it's good...but F session ales.
    mcgruff10 said:

    question for you guys:
    let's say I go to a different state and see a bunch of craft beer I can't find in new jersey. I buy it and bring it home.
    1. How do you guys store something like this? Do I just throw it in a fridge?
    2. What is the shelf life or is everything different?

    Thanks.
    Mike

    I would say it depends on the type of beer you're buying. Also, beer doesn't last long in my house, so in the fridge it goes with an expiration date of no longer than a week.

    If you're going to Rehoboth you might as well hit up Total Wine in Claymont (though, I'm not sure it's on your way home, I'm just saying because it's in Delaware). That place is the Disneyland of booze and beer.

  • BentleyspopBentleyspop Craft Beer Brewery, ColoradoPosts: 3,532
    mcgruff10 said:

    question for you guys:
    let's say I go to a different state and see a bunch of craft beer I can't find in new jersey. I buy it and bring it home.
    1. How do you guys store something like this? Do I just throw it in a fridge?
    2. What is the shelf life or is everything different?

    Thanks.
    Mike

    For beer you plan on aging for awhile, like barrel aged beers. If you have a basement that stays consistently cool....60ish....then it's fine down there. Can stay for years.
    The best beers for aging are stouts and porters, especially barrel aged stuff.
  • JK_LivinJK_Livin South JerseyPosts: 5,817
    Getting a sixtel of Oberon soon. Sooooooo gooooooood!
    Alright, alright, alright!
    Tom O.
    "I never had any friends later on like the ones I had when I was twelve. Jesus, does anyone?"
    -The Writer
  • pearldavidsonpearldavidson YinzPosts: 1,047
    JK_Livin said:

    Getting a sixtel of Oberon soon. Sooooooo gooooooood!

    Oberon is good stuff!
  • Jearlpam0925Jearlpam0925 Deep South PhillyPosts: 10,353
    Oberon and Summer Love were the beers of choice at our wedding last summer. Good stuff that made for great memories.
  • darwinstheorydarwinstheory LaPorte, INPosts: 843
    mcgruff10 said:

    question for you guys:
    let's say I go to a different state and see a bunch of craft beer I can't find in new jersey. I buy it and bring it home.
    1. How do you guys store something like this? Do I just throw it in a fridge?
    2. What is the shelf life or is everything different?

    Thanks.
    Mike

    Like someone else said, the BA stuff typically is fine in a basement and gets better after a couple years. This will not hold true for anything that is sold to you in a crowler though (where they put it in a can straight out of the tap and seal it onsite).

    Most lighter beers (I'm thinking IPA's here) do not age all that well. Zombie Dust to me is hugely different when it was bottled 2 days ago compared to 2 months ago. I've never had it last longer than that. The Hopslam I have says to drink that shit within 6 months. I will obey.

    I've just totally gotten into trying this stuff in the past year. My current "aging collection" is super small but I think highly respectable.

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  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 21,864
    dunno if this is "craft," but it's damn good:


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  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 7,986

    mcgruff10 said:

    question for you guys:
    let's say I go to a different state and see a bunch of craft beer I can't find in new jersey. I buy it and bring it home.
    1. How do you guys store something like this? Do I just throw it in a fridge?
    2. What is the shelf life or is everything different?

    Thanks.
    Mike

    Like someone else said, the BA stuff typically is fine in a basement and gets better after a couple years. This will not hold true for anything that is sold to you in a crowler though (where they put it in a can straight out of the tap and seal it onsite).

    Most lighter beers (I'm thinking IPA's here) do not age all that well. Zombie Dust to me is hugely different when it was bottled 2 days ago compared to 2 months ago. I've never had it last longer than that. The Hopslam I have says to drink that shit within 6 months. I will obey.

    I've just totally gotten into trying this stuff in the past year. My current "aging collection" is super small but I think highly respectable.

    2015 Founders - KBS
    2015 One Trick Pony - Kentucky Mountain
    2015 Dogfish Head - 120 Triple IPA
    2015 Three Floyd's - Dark Lord
    2016 Founders - KBS
    Very good list so far!

    See if you can get your hands on some Backwoods Bastard and some Project Pam to age also.

    I have a few KBS15's a case of 16 and almost a case of 17. I want to do a side by side in another year to try them.

    Also on the docket is a Utopia and GI rare.

    After that I have a GI 2013, 2015 & 2016 Barley wine to do a side by side.

    So much crap I have just waiting...
  • Go BeaversGo Beavers Posts: 5,312
    Wobbie said:

    dunno if this is "craft," but it's damn good:


    Rogue is very much craft. One of the Oregon OGs.
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 7,986
    So... What are we drinking tonight?

    I've got some oddside ales I may tare into courtesy of @jlaustin !!!
  • HesCalledDyerHesCalledDyer MarylandPosts: 8,289
    My local watering hold just got Dogfish Head's Pennsylvania Tuxedo, 90 Minute IPA, & Troeg's Chocolate Stout on tap. The Troeg's is on nitro. Typically not a stout guy, but I like that one. Might stop and have a few at happy hour this evening.
  • Jearlpam0925Jearlpam0925 Deep South PhillyPosts: 10,353
    On my way home through DE and had to stop at Total Wine - loaded up on some Summer Love, Oberon, Shiner Ruby Red, and Two Hearted Ale.
  • HorosHoros Posts: 4,065

    This one is really tasty. Block 15 makes some great brews.
    #FHP
  • BentleyspopBentleyspop Craft Beer Brewery, ColoradoPosts: 3,532
    Wicked Weed joins the no drink list.... 

    Craft Beer Bars Cutting Off Wicked Weed, Other AB InBev-Owned Breweries
  • JK_LivinJK_Livin South JerseyPosts: 5,817
    They make some good beers.  Stopped by there when I was in Asheville.

    Wicked Weed joins the no drink list.... 

    Craft Beer Bars Cutting Off Wicked Weed, Other AB InBev-Owned Breweries

    Alright, alright, alright!
    Tom O.
    "I never had any friends later on like the ones I had when I was twelve. Jesus, does anyone?"
    -The Writer
  • JK_LivinJK_Livin South JerseyPosts: 5,817
    Alright, alright, alright!
    Tom O.
    "I never had any friends later on like the ones I had when I was twelve. Jesus, does anyone?"
    -The Writer
  • MalrothMalroth broken down chevroletPosts: 1,402
    thought it would be too sweet just by the name, but I enjoyed it.  Never had a white stout before.

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