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01-11-2013, 07:09 PM
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Surly is my favorite brewer. Haven't been disappointed by anything yet. Expensive habit you have there.

edit: this thread reminds me! Lockout is over, I can buy beer again!

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I'll like Surly much more when their tap room finally opens. Most everything they offer is very good, just don't care for having to hunt down seasonals; whether it's in can form or on tap somewhere.

2nd best Minnesotan offering, in my opinion. I'm a sucker for Town Hall...

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So I decided to have a non-alcohol january (it's a thing here in Finland.)

As a beer lover, this sucks ass, so I had a non-alcoholic beer yesterday. I was surprised, it was actually ok!


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So I decided to have a non-alcohol january (it's a thing here in Finland.)

As a beer lover, this sucks ass, so I had a non-alcoholic beer yesterday. I was surprised, it was actually ok!

I never saw the point in non-alcoholic january. It's like people storming to gyms after Christmas holidays and stop going there after a week.

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I never saw the point in non-alcoholic january. It's like people storming to gyms after Christmas holidays and stop going there after a week.
All my friends keep telling me the same

I'm a bit too stubborn to stop though.

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I'm partial to Belgian Trappist and Strong Ales but Serendipity from New Glarus Brewery is by far the best beer I tasted in 2012. It's a fruit beer (had never tried before Serendipity) that is sold in 750ml wax-sealed bottles. It's ultimately the most refreshing beer ever. So many different fruit flavors, all crisp and refreshing. I'd recommend anyone close to MN/WI border to head to WI and pick up a bottle or 10 if you can find it. Runs between $9-10/bottle pending retailer.



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http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/new-gla...dipity/187518/
http://www.beerfm.com/2012/10/new-gl...dipity-review/


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All my friends keep telling me the same

I'm a bit too stubborn to stop though.
I've actually having a non-alcoholic January, although mostly accidentally as I've just forgot to drink.

That'll most likely change though. Stay tuned.

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01-12-2013, 10:27 AM
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I'm partial to Belgian Trappist and Strong Ales but Serendipity from New Glarus Brewery is by far the best beer I tasted in 2012. It's a fruit beer (had never tried before Serendipity) that is sold in 750ml wax-sealed bottles. It's ultimately the most refreshing beer ever. So many different fruit flavors, all crisp and refreshing. I'd recommend anyone close to MN/WI border to head to WI and pick up a bottle or 10 if you can find it. Runs between $9-10/bottle pending retailer.



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http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/new-gla...dipity/187518/
http://www.beerfm.com/2012/10/new-gl...dipity-review/
thanks for the recommend. I'll definitely try to pick one up. My sister loves specialty beers like fruit beers or chocolate/coffee stouts...good add to a birthday beer basket.

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01-25-2013, 01:27 PM
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Whatcha (Minnesota) guys liking this winter?

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Whatcha (Minnesota) guys liking this winter?


Fairly hard to find, but so so good.

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I really wish I was more of an adventurist beer connoisseur but I am not. I usually stick to my favorite Michalobe Golden Light. I also drink Coors, and Busch Light. I also enjoy some Blue Moon, Leinenkugel, and other beers of that nature.

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Whatcha (Minnesota) guys liking this winter?
In no paticular order...
Surly Bender
Surly Smoke
Surly Hell
Surly CynicAle
Sam Adam's winter

Are my current daily bad habbit. $11-$13 for a 4 pack of beer... Never thought I'd be "that" guy.

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free sponsor beer...Bud Lite.
i don't want to throw it out, but...

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(I don't drink...)

But for Tuesday night Beer League, I volunteered to bring beer last Tuesday. Picked up a 12-pack Assortment Red Hook for like $7.99...

Well, normally, there is always beer left over, no matter what other people bring... Not so this time.

Looks like the Red Hook was a success.

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free sponsor beer...Bud Lite.
i don't want to throw it out, but...
Drink the good stuff, once buzz kicks in, switch to the BL. Same thing you do with scotch. Drink the single malt until taste doesn't matter then switch to the blends to save $$.

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Drink the good stuff, once buzz kicks in, switch to the BL. Same thing you do with scotch. Drink the single malt until taste doesn't matter then switch to the blends to save $$.
i have good stuff. i just have bud, too. don't feel right serving it to friends. don't want to waste it. blech. i bought some Indeed black ale, which isn't bad, and working on my christmas beer basket which has all sorts of stuff in it.

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(I don't drink...)

But for Tuesday night Beer League, I volunteered to bring beer last Tuesday. Picked up a 12-pack Assortment Red Hook for like $7.99...

Well, normally, there is always beer left over, no matter what other people bring... Not so this time.

Looks like the Red Hook was a success.
Oh man I've had bad luck bringing beer.

First time I did it, I brought sum Summer Shandy and Sunset Wheat. I figured it's summer league, hot out, hanging out in the lot, go with a light, sweet beer. They all turned their noses up.

Second time, I brought exactly what everyone else drank all year long, Nordeast. And they still kind of turned their noses up. Then again the guys were ****** to me all summer.

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For those of you unaware, Hop Slam is now out.

Go get some several.

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So, this just came home with me today...


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I will investigate this further.

Had the New Belgium sampler over the weekend. Pretty solid. All on the darker side (except the IPA) which is fine for the season.

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01-29-2013, 01:33 PM
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just picked up two sixers of Hopslam. mmm.

don't remember them being $17 a sixpack but whateves.

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They were 16 last year. So good. So expensive.

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They were 16 last year. So good. So expensive.
yeah this year they grabbed them right off the truck for me. last year who knows? if i'm buying a bunch of stuff i never pay attention to what cost's what. i'm rationing them though. mmm.

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