Auto-Save Draft feature temporarily disabled. Please be sure you manually save your post by selecting "Save Draft" if you have that need.

The Craft Beer Thread....

1201202203205207

Comments

  • darwinstheorydarwinstheory LaPorte, INPosts: 4,539
    ^^NEED!!!
    "A smart monkey doesn't monkey around with another monkey's monkey" - Darwin's Theory
  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 26,900
    Got the beer fridge semi-stocked.

    the natty light? $6.99 for a twelver! :lol:


    If I had known then what I know now...

    Vegas 93, Vegas 98, Vegas 00 (10 year show), Vegas 03, Vegas 06
    VIC 07
    EV LA1 08
    Seattle1 09, Seattle2 09, Salt Lake 09, LA4 09
    Columbus 10
    EV LA 11
    Vancouver 11
    Missoula 12
    Portland 13, Spokane 13
    St. Paul 14, Denver 14
    Philly I & II, 16
  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 6,211
    The Tree House difference is real.


  • darwinstheorydarwinstheory LaPorte, INPosts: 4,539
    bbiggs said:
    The Tree House difference is real.


    Looks delish!
    "A smart monkey doesn't monkey around with another monkey's monkey" - Darwin's Theory
  • Indifference71Indifference71 ChicagoPosts: 13,994
    bbiggs said:
    The Tree House difference is real.



    What do you think in comparison to Hop Butcher or other local hazies?  Tree House is pretty damn good.  But those prices on MBC are just crazy.  Hopefully find myself in their area one day and can load up for retail prices.
  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 6,211
    bbiggs said:
    The Tree House difference is real.



    What do you think in comparison to Hop Butcher or other local hazies?  Tree House is pretty damn good.  But those prices on MBC are just crazy.  Hopefully find myself in their area one day and can load up for retail prices.
    To be honest, the beer is comparable, but TH is a bit better.  Hard to say what it is. I’m not a guy that claims to pull a bunch of specific flavors out of a beer. I just know what tastes good to me. Maybe it’s in their brewing technique, their hop source or the water. Or some combination of the three. To your point, if I didn’t pay retail for it I wouldn’t buy it. Had a buddy that lives out there ship some, so I was fortunate. Good stuff though. 
  • Weston1283Weston1283 Cleveland, OHPosts: 3,400
    edited July 19
    Anyone in the Albany area been getting on the Fidens train?  Had my first shipment from a friend and did not disappoint 

    My top 5 breweries so far in 2021 (only counting beers I’ve been able to try)
    1) Trillium (have been on POINT since early 2020)
    2) Monkish in LA
    3) TreeHouse
    4) Fidens
    5) The Veil in Richmond VA
    Post edited by Weston1283 on
    PJ, Please come back to Cleveland in 2018

    2010: Cleveland
    2012: Atlanta (Music Midtown Festival)
    2013: London ONT / Wrigley Field / Pittsburgh / Buffalo / San Diego / Los Angeles I / Los Angeles II
    2014: Cincinnati / St. Louis / Tulsa / Lincoln / Detroit / Denver
    2015: New York City (Global Citizen Festival)
    2016: Ft. Lauderdale / Miami / Jacksonville / Greenville / Hampton / Columbia / Lexington / Philly - Night II / New York City - Night II / Toronto - Night II / Bonnaroo / Telluride / Fenway - Night II / Wrigley - Night I / Wrigley - Night II / TOTD - Philadelphia, San Francisco
    2017: Ohana Fest (EV)
    2018: Amsterdam I / Amsterdam II / Seattle I / Seattle II / Boston I / Boston II
  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 40,843
    Wobbie said:
    Got the beer fridge semi-stocked.

    the natty light? $6.99 for a twelver! :lol:


    Did the Truly come with a training bra, @Wobbie ?
  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 40,843
    bbiggs said:
    bbiggs said:
    The Tree House difference is real.



    What do you think in comparison to Hop Butcher or other local hazies?  Tree House is pretty damn good.  But those prices on MBC are just crazy.  Hopefully find myself in their area one day and can load up for retail prices.
    To be honest, the beer is comparable, but TH is a bit better.  Hard to say what it is. I’m not a guy that claims to pull a bunch of specific flavors out of a beer. I just know what tastes good to me. Maybe it’s in their brewing technique, their hop source or the water. Or some combination of the three. To your point, if I didn’t pay retail for it I wouldn’t buy it. Had a buddy that lives out there ship some, so I was fortunate. Good stuff though. 
    Every beer I have had of theirs has literally been one of the best beers I've ever had. 
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 28,581
    Anyone in the Albany area been getting on the Fidens train?  Had my first shipment from a friend and did not disappoint 

    My top 5 breweries so far in 2021 (only counting beers I’ve been able to try)
    1) Trillium (have been on POINT since early 2020)
    2) Monkish in LA
    3) TreeHouse
    4) Fidens
    5) The Veil in Richmond VA
    See if you can find Sloop.
  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 26,900
    Wobbie said:
    Got the beer fridge semi-stocked.

    the natty light? $6.99 for a twelver! :lol:


    Did the Truly come with a training bra, @Wobbie ?

    anything other than beer is the wife's.
    If I had known then what I know now...

    Vegas 93, Vegas 98, Vegas 00 (10 year show), Vegas 03, Vegas 06
    VIC 07
    EV LA1 08
    Seattle1 09, Seattle2 09, Salt Lake 09, LA4 09
    Columbus 10
    EV LA 11
    Vancouver 11
    Missoula 12
    Portland 13, Spokane 13
    St. Paul 14, Denver 14
    Philly I & II, 16
  • Indifference71Indifference71 ChicagoPosts: 13,994
    Wobbie said:
    Wobbie said:
    Got the beer fridge semi-stocked.

    the natty light? $6.99 for a twelver! :lol:


    Did the Truly come with a training bra, @Wobbie ?

    anything other than beer is the wife's.
    Nothing wrong with a Truly or White Claw.  They're pretty refreshing in the summer and a nice break from the usual 7-8% double IPAs I'm usually drinking.  Was on a huge group vacation a couple weeks ago with 5 families and we went through a disturbing amount of hard seltzers....great vacation drink.
  • Jearlpam0925Jearlpam0925 Deep South PhillyPosts: 14,115
    Speaking of seltzers and craft beer, I'll tell ya what there's definitely nothing wrong with - craft breweries that have started making seltzers. They're not bad! Definitely better than a Claw or Truly. 
  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 6,211
    I can say in all honesty that I have never had a sip of a White Claw, Truly or any other hard seltzer.  There's no good reason and I'm not knocking them.  It's just crazy that I've never even tried one when my wife drinks them and they're everywhere.  I just go to a lighter, more refreshing beer for Summer BBQ type drinking.  I should give it a whirl sometime.
  • Jearlpam0925Jearlpam0925 Deep South PhillyPosts: 14,115
    I mean I get the appeal, yet totally not my thing. 100 calories for 5% abv. But when you're out of all other options it's not terrible, either, especially the craft ones. They're way less sweet.
  • Glorified KCGlorified KC KCMO NativePosts: 2,076
    Strong (literally 14%) from my hometown

    I wish I was a sacrifice, but somehow still lived on.
  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 26,900
    Strong (literally 14%) from my hometown

    whoa! :tired_face:
    If I had known then what I know now...

    Vegas 93, Vegas 98, Vegas 00 (10 year show), Vegas 03, Vegas 06
    VIC 07
    EV LA1 08
    Seattle1 09, Seattle2 09, Salt Lake 09, LA4 09
    Columbus 10
    EV LA 11
    Vancouver 11
    Missoula 12
    Portland 13, Spokane 13
    St. Paul 14, Denver 14
    Philly I & II, 16
  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 26,900
    the wife has a friend visiting…,she is welcome anytime!


    If I had known then what I know now...

    Vegas 93, Vegas 98, Vegas 00 (10 year show), Vegas 03, Vegas 06
    VIC 07
    EV LA1 08
    Seattle1 09, Seattle2 09, Salt Lake 09, LA4 09
    Columbus 10
    EV LA 11
    Vancouver 11
    Missoula 12
    Portland 13, Spokane 13
    St. Paul 14, Denver 14
    Philly I & II, 16
  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 6,211
    ^Firestone Union Jack is one of my favorite west coast IPAs.  Sadly, we never have any that is even remotely fresh at the store I shop at.  Was going to pick up a 6 pack yesterday and the "canned on" date was February.  Nope.
  • Indifference71Indifference71 ChicagoPosts: 13,994
    bbiggs said:
    ^Firestone Union Jack is one of my favorite west coast IPAs.  Sadly, we never have any that is even remotely fresh at the store I shop at.  Was going to pick up a 6 pack yesterday and the "canned on" date was February.  Nope.
    Yeah it's hard to buy something 3-4 months old with all the super fresh local beers available.  I've become such a snob that anything over a month old is usually a no from me...especially  for hazy IPAs.
  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 40,843
    The Tree House talk last week prompted me to splurge. It literally does not get much better than these two right here. IMO the Very Hazy wins out



  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 40,843
    And regarding the craft seltzer talk: they're not my cup of tea, but my brother in law had me try something from a local spot near us called Imprint. I don't even know what it was that I drank. They call call it a Schmoojee. It's basically beer juice. Like it tasted like carbonated juice with alcohol in it. I had a pineapple mango one and it was fucking delicious. Pulp and everything. I can't see myself drinking a lot of them but for morning drinking whilst on vacation? Sign me up. Kind of like a beer mimosa is a decent way of describing them I guess. 
  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 6,211
    ^ Delicious.  Sadly, my stash is gone.
  • Jearlpam0925Jearlpam0925 Deep South PhillyPosts: 14,115
    The Tree House talk last week prompted me to splurge. It literally does not get much better than these two right here. IMO the Very Hazy wins out



    I'm telling ya man. Make that next vacay to New England and stop at their place. You will be converted. You'll never know what Tired Hands is. And Tired Hands is GOOD.
  • Jearlpam0925Jearlpam0925 Deep South PhillyPosts: 14,115
    And coming around on the seltzers, the crafts are actually good! If I've drunken too much booze it's the perfect drink to take a break without drinking water, and water's good!
  • BentleyspopBentleyspop Craft Beer Brewery, ColoradoPosts: 9,122
    Just had some Lunch...


  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 25,717
    edited August 8
    Just had some Lunch...


    That's one of my all time favorite beers!
    I'm heading up to vermont, any suggestions on what beer to try?
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • cincybearcatcincybearcat Posts: 15,019
    bbiggs said:
    The Tree House difference is real.


    Treehouse and toppling goliath are the best breweries for me.
    hippiemom = goodness
  • cincybearcatcincybearcat Posts: 15,019
    The Tree House talk last week prompted me to splurge. It literally does not get much better than these two right here. IMO the Very Hazy wins out



    I'm telling ya man. Make that next vacay to New England and stop at their place. You will be converted. You'll never know what Tired Hands is. And Tired Hands is GOOD.
    agree. Treehouse is such a cool location as well. Stupid that they only let you buy 2 drafts though...unless that has changed from fall 2019.
    hippiemom = goodness
  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 25,717
    edited August 9
    Starting with this tonight.  


    Post edited by mcgruff10 on
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
Sign In or Register to comment.