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01-26-2013, 02:40 PM
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That's a solid IPA. For eastern US ones, I'd recommend DogFish Head 60 and 90 min, Southern Tier 2XIPA, Great Lakes Lake Erie Monster (comes out in the spring). Hope Devil from Victory is good too.Also, had anyone had Bell's Hop Slam? We just got it at Whole Foods and I've heard raving reviews (BeerAdvocate score of 100 and 94 from the Bros which is really highly rated). It's 14.99 for 6 but I think I'll go for it.
I like their 'Hop Wallop' much better than Hop Devil.

Plus, Sierra Neveda's 'Celebration' and Goose Island's 'Christmas Ale' are very tasty IMO

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01-26-2013, 03:32 PM
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Goose Island Christmas ale was really good. Really smooth tasting too, pour it into a glass from the bottle and you'd think it was on nitro-tap.

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01-26-2013, 03:37 PM
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Anybody get their hands on some Nugget?

They shipped bottles last week according to Troegs twitter feed.

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Tried Russian River Damnation and Stone Cali-Belgique IPA tonight.

Damnation was a tasty Belgian Ale. It was pretty tame compared to some others I've had but still enjoyable. Not worth the $12 I spent at the restaurant to get it though.

The Stone Cali-Belgique is really good. Not an overly hopped west coast IPA - their normal Stone IPA is actually one of the worst IPAs that I've ever tasted. I actually bought a growler of it cause it was so good.

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01-28-2013, 10:28 AM
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Anybody get their hands on some Nugget?

They shipped bottles last week according to Troegs twitter feed.
I have two cases reserved at a distributor, haven't heard anything from them yet... Shameless FTW, very entertaining show.

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01-28-2013, 10:31 AM
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I'm boycotting Goose Island because Anheuser Busch owns them. Why would I want to support the consolidation of the beer industry when there are many great independently owned micro brews?

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01-28-2013, 12:45 PM
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Any of you try Southern Tier IPA???

One of the liqour stores here has a few six packs of it in stock...am thinking of grabbing one to try it.

Is it any good?

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01-28-2013, 12:54 PM
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It's been awhile since I've had it but it's good. If you're just getting into IPA's, Southern Tier IPA is probably one of the best to start with I think.

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01-28-2013, 01:08 PM
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It's been awhile since I've had it but it's good. If you're just getting into IPA's, Southern Tier IPA is probably one of the best to start with I think.
I've had so many beers over the years I dunno if I've for sure had an IPA.

With that said, yeah I'll take your suggestion man. Thanks.

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01-28-2013, 02:04 PM
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Any of you try Southern Tier IPA???

One of the liqour stores here has a few six packs of it in stock...am thinking of grabbing one to try it.

Is it any good?
Is it the 2XIPA? Yes it is good and all things Southern Tier is good IMO. One of my favorite breweries.

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01-28-2013, 03:35 PM
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I'm boycotting Goose Island because Anheuser Busch owns them. Why would I want to support the consolidation of the beer industry when there are many great independently owned micro brews?
Strange that I hadn't heard this before. Haven't bought a Goose Island beer since about the same time that they were bought by them, though (2011).

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01-28-2013, 03:41 PM
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Strange that I hadn't heard this before. Haven't bought a Goose Island beer since about the same time that they were bought by them, though (2011).
Yeah I mean it's not like I was a huge Goose Island fan before and then actively boycotted them. I drank a few here and there but decided not to after the purchase.

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01-28-2013, 05:10 PM
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It's a shame they sold out, though, considering craft beer has gone from about 2% of the market to 11% in the last 6 or so years. It'd be nice if they could stay independent from BudMillerCoors.

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01-28-2013, 05:34 PM
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Yeah I really hope other micro breweries don't do the same thing. There will certainly be pressure to sell from the big guys.

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01-28-2013, 06:20 PM
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Is it the 2XIPA? Yes it is good and all things Southern Tier is good IMO. One of my favorite breweries.
Nope just the normal IPA.

Here in Ontario the only Southern Tier beers that we have or had listed at our LCBO (liqour store) are their normal IPA, Choklat, Mokah, and Pumking.

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01-28-2013, 07:28 PM
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Anyone know any good red beers out there? I've had Rustbelt Rusted River Red (pretty good but don't see it much), Great Lakes Elliot Ness (although after a few I get tired of it) and Newcastle Werewolf Blood, which was pretty damn good but just a limited special. It's hard to find reds out there in general and the microbrews don't seem to make very many.

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01-28-2013, 11:08 PM
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Elysian Men's Room Red is the best I've had, unless you count Nugget Nectar as a red (it is, but it's also sort of it's own type).

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01-29-2013, 05:21 PM
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Just picked up four 6 packs of Hoegaarden.

Man I drink too much.

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01-29-2013, 05:59 PM
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Anyone know any good red beers out there? I've had Rustbelt Rusted River Red (pretty good but don't see it much), Great Lakes Elliot Ness (although after a few I get tired of it) and Newcastle Werewolf Blood, which was pretty damn good but just a limited special. It's hard to find reds out there in general and the microbrews don't seem to make very many.
I think you could classify Sierra Neveda's 'Celebration Ale' as a red. It's a copper/ ruby colored IPA with fresh hops and no spices.

Here's a link from the beer advocate which lists a lot Amber / Red Ale's. This is a good site if you've never seen it. Lots of reviews from beers around the world.

http://beeradvocate.com/beer/style/128

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01-29-2013, 08:49 PM
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Coming to Pitt for the first time for the Caps game next Thursday.

So what's there to do in Pittsburgh?

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01-29-2013, 10:13 PM
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Coming to Pitt for the first time for the Caps game next Thursday.

So what's there to do in Pittsburgh?
For a meal go to Fatheads: awesome sandwiches and a good beer selection. Just be ready for a wait.

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01-29-2013, 10:14 PM
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I think you could classify Sierra Neveda's 'Celebration Ale' as a red. It's a copper/ ruby colored IPA with fresh hops and no spices.

Here's a link from the beer advocate which lists a lot Amber / Red Ale's. This is a good site if you've never seen it. Lots of reviews from beers around the world.

http://beeradvocate.com/beer/style/128
Thanks. I've heard of the site but didn't know how legit it was to be honest. I'll give it a look.

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01-30-2013, 10:54 AM
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Let the Nug Nectar flow!

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Awesome looking beer and glasses man.

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Better go find a case or two today....

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