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10-26-2011, 09:44 PM
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who's NOT a fan of dogfish head?

i mean, i've had an incredible amount of beers of amazingly varying styles and qualities, and after all that, 90 minute is still one of my absolute favorites. one of my 10 island beers, if you will.

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I got a pack of Founders Breakfast Stout and Backwoods *******. Can't wait to try them. But tonight I'm heading to a bar with Poe Daddy Porter on tap from from the Elk Creek. That stuff is addicting.

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11-24-2011, 09:13 AM
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i know bunch of guys going down to game tomor for ottawa, wheres a couple spots they should look to go out after

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11-26-2011, 10:29 AM
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Any good beer with Thanksgiving?

I got a six pack of Green Lakes Organic Ale and a case of Session Fest from Full Sail.

I've had almost everything Deschutes brews except for the Organic Ale. A rep from Deschutes was passing out free samples at Whole Foods last week and hooked me up. It's a quality beer.

The Session Fest was pretty good too. It's a Czech-style lager that is equally as tasty as the other Session beers.


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11-28-2011, 10:19 AM
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Any good beer with Thanksgiving?

I got a six pack of Green Lakes Organic Ale and a case of Session Fest from Full Sail.

I've had almost everything Deschutes brews except for the Organic Ale. A rep from Deschutes was passing out free samples at Whole Foods last week and hooked me up. It's a quality beer.

The Session Fest was pretty good too. It's a Czech-style lager that is equally as tasty as the other Session beers.

I love the Session beers. Some of the best quality beers for the price.

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12-01-2011, 09:45 AM
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who's NOT a fan of dogfish head?

i mean, i've had an incredible amount of beers of amazingly varying styles and qualities, and after all that, 90 minute is still one of my absolute favorites. one of my 10 island beers, if you will.
Should have posted this yesterday, but Bocktown had Dogfish 120 on tap last night. $10 a pop for a 12 oz glass and you were limited to one (not like you need a second one).

120 is a once a year beer for me. I've drifted away from IPAs and moved on to Belgians as my favorite beer, but I still like a good IPA from time to time. I forgot how overbearing the 120 is. Even 12 oz was too much for me. Took me over almost an hour to drink it.

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12-10-2011, 11:02 AM
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Anyone ever try any of the Stone Vertical Epic series? I was completely unaware that the series existed. I was in Giant Eagle the other night looking through the bombers and they had one called "11.11.11" which is apparently the theme. Each beer is a big, high-alcohol beer from a one-off recipe that they do a small batch of every time a year, month and day has passed since 02/02/02. The idea is that you open it on the next bottling date and drink it.

As I cannot wait over a year to try something and see if I like it, I drank one already. The 11.11.11 was an Anaheim chile infused ale. Very interesting. It had a good flavor, and very strong chile flavor. It was pretty good if you like chiles and would like to try them in a beer.

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12-12-2011, 02:24 PM
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Anyone ever try any of the Stone Vertical Epic series? I was completely unaware that the series existed. I was in Giant Eagle the other night looking through the bombers and they had one called "11.11.11" which is apparently the theme. Each beer is a big, high-alcohol beer from a one-off recipe that they do a small batch of every time a year, month and day has passed since 02/02/02. The idea is that you open it on the next bottling date and drink it.

As I cannot wait over a year to try something and see if I like it, I drank one already. The 11.11.11 was an Anaheim chile infused ale. Very interesting. It had a good flavor, and very strong chile flavor. It was pretty good if you like chiles and would like to try them in a beer.
I've had most of the series since 07, with 09 being my favorite. Couldn't put my finger on what exactly the 09 was, but it had a belgian style feel to it.

This year's is a chile theme? Not my style, but I might know somebody who would be into this. Just tell me it's better than that swill that Cave Creek pumps out that has the chili in the bottle.

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12-15-2011, 01:51 PM
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update: Smokin' Joes in the Southside has the 11.11.11, or at least they had it Tuesday night.

I didn't do a full pint, just a sample. Not bad, but not really a go-to beer for me. It definitely has Anaheim Chile in it, but it tasted more peppery than anything else. I know that might not make sense, but it's like there was pepper flavor followed by pepper flavor with no hints or traces of anything else. It wasn't terrible by any means, and it definite wasn't as awful as that Cave Creek crap.

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If you go to New Amsterdam in Lawrenceville anytime soon.... avoid the Magic Hat #9.

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If you go to New Amsterdam in Lawrenceville anytime soon.... avoid the Magic Hat #9.
I actually like Magic Hat #9 for what it is. If I'm in the mood for something light with a hint of fruit (without drinking something like a cider or lambic) it does the trick. I wouldn't go out of my way to drink it, but I don't mind it from time to time.


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skunked, or didn't like the flavor?

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If you ever get the chance, I'd recommend trying Great Lakes Christmas Ale. It has an obsessive following in Cleveland (since it's made here) but doesn't seem to get much respect elsewhere. Solid beer for the Festivus season.

Thirsty Dog's 12 Dogs of Christmas Ale (out of Akron) is also a great offering.

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So I've only been here since September. I'm taking this girl I've been seeing to PPG Place for skating tomorrow night. Anything else interesting to do out that way? I know there's the big plaza surrounding it with things but anything else?

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I actually like Magic Hat #9 for what it is. If I'm in the mood for something light with a hint of fruit (without drinking something like a cider or lambic) it does the trick. I wouldn't go out of my way to drink it, but I don't mind it from time to time.
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skunked, or didn't like the flavor?
skunked for sure

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12-15-2011, 05:34 PM
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People 21-30 yrs of age....what are your new years plans in pittsburgh? I'm coming home and looking for something pretty hopping. Thinking club passes or something.....

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12-19-2011, 06:35 PM
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Bitter Orange Cream Ale and the Abyss with lunch today. Glad I didn't have to work afterward!

I have Ninkasi Sleigh'r and some Miskatonic Dark Rye for later.

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12-25-2011, 10:18 AM
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Hey Big, where do you rate Big Sky among brewers in Montana?

I've always liked their Moose Drool Brown Ale, so I picked up a 12-pack sampler this week with Moose Drool, Trout Slayer (Wheat), Slow Elk (Oatmeal Stout), and Big Sky IPA.

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Hey Big, where do you rate Big Sky among brewers in Montana?

I've always liked their Moose Drool Brown Ale, so I picked up a 12-pack sampler this week with Moose Drool, Trout Slayer (Wheat), Slow Elk (Oatmeal Stout), and Big Sky IPA.
Big Sky is the 'big' Montana brewery...their seasonals leave something to desire, but their standards are all pretty solid, especially Moose Drool. There are a couple other beers I'd rank above the Big Sky brews individually, but as a brewery they're probably tops. I'm also a huge fan of Bayern, but they're the opposite in the sense that they have amazing seasonals but their standards are the definition of average.

If I had to rank specific Montanan beers...
1. Bayern Doppelbock (mid-October-February seasonal)
2. Harvest Moon Pig's Ass Porter
3. Big Sky Moose Drool
4. Bayern Maibock (April-May seasonal)
5. Big Sky Bobo's Robust Porter (Limited Edition that is starting to become a brief January seasonal)

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Having one of the Slow Elk oatmeal stouts. Not as thick/creamy as I expected. Still, pretty decent, good malt flavor, very sessionable stout.

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