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10-17-2011, 11:20 AM
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I just came by to sing "I love the nightlife. I've got to Boogie."

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hey guys, what's going on in this thread?

i think it's been over two years since i've been in this thread (or its predecessors). i imagine good times are still being had, yes?

that's about all i have to say right now. i guess i should say something on topic, so hear goes: bear republic is supposed to be pulling all its east coast distribution. and i drank the last racer 5 at fieldhouse in shadyside the other night.

that is all.

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10-18-2011, 09:53 AM
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Man, DFH Indian Brown Ale is such a great beer. I love the fact that I get a pretty nice buzz on two of them, and they are so dangerously drinkable.
That's probably the beer that won me over. When I first starting with craft beer I was just buying the weird labels available at my college stores, Rogue and such. I enjoyed the beer more of course but didn't give it much thought. Indian Brown Ale made me a full time convert and beer enthusiast. Actually have a few in my fridge right now.

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I don't know if it's like that across the board, but I can only drink Full Sail from the tap. I've never had a Full Sail bottle that has ever really won me over, even their Wassail.

On draft they're great, one of the better all-around micros. In the bottle they're a mediocre micro in my opinion.
Shouldn't be that much of a difference unless they have production issues. Might be in your head more than anything.

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hey guys, what's going on in this thread?

i think it's been over two years since i've been in this thread (or its predecessors). i imagine good times are still being had, yes?

that's about all i have to say right now. i guess i should say something on topic, so hear goes: bear republic is supposed to be pulling all its east coast distribution. and i drank the last racer 5 at fieldhouse in shadyside the other night.

that is all.
This thread slowed down as Doc, yourself and johnniewalker have stopped posting as much. Three of the bigger drivers of this thread.

I am still here, my wife has been pregnant for what seems like 3 years now but am planning to make a triumphant and boozy comeback next summer.

That sucks bad about Bear Republic, any reasons why? I think I remember reading that Fathead's played a role in getting them here at first.

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10-18-2011, 10:47 AM
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the reason i heard was that they can't meet demand on the west coast and so are de-expanding to keep their home base happy.

there are really about four major differences between bottled beer and kegged beer. first, bottled beer can be bottle conditioned. this makes it automatically better than kegged beer, and many of the best beers in the world don't come in kegs.

second, bottles let in more light than kegs, and so the beer has a greater chance of having a light fault (e.g. being skunked).

third, bottled beers often have a yeast sediment. if you drink this, you are drinking yeast, and may find it unpalatable, and may later find that it doesn't, ahem, bring out the best in you.

fourth, and in my opinion, most important, when beer comes in bottles, people tend to drink it out of the bottle. many people mistakenly believe they like draft beer better (because they like the beer and can actually taste it) or they like bottled beer better (because the beer is crap and they can't taste it), when in fact it's the same beer in both.

the lesson: always pour your beer into a glass.

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10-18-2011, 10:55 AM
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So here's my dilemma. Going to a restaurant that has a lot of beers I like on tap. Which shall I drink:
1. Lagunitas IPA
2. Stone IPA
3. Stone Sublimely Self Righteous
4. Brother Thelonious
5. Matilda

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Goose Island Matilda? I'd go with that with dinner.

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i would probably go with matilda myself, as well, but it's hard to pass up sublimely self-righteous. any beer on that list will do. and really, who says you have to choose just one?

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Some semi-interesting statistics.


Montana falls behind only two countries in beer consumption...and holy crap, I knew the Czech Republic had the most beer consumption in the world per person, but I didn't know they had a 33% advantage over #2 Ireland while nearly doubling their Slovakian cousins.

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I'm thinking about possibly homebrewing a barleywine a one point. What's are your favorite brands out of curiosity? I was planning to start there and then add a wormwood/barrel whiskey tincture. Ideas?

Edit: Who's into Chef Boy-Ar-Dee?


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I've always wanted to make my own beer

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Coming out to Pittsburgh for the 11/11/11 game against Dallas. Does anyone know of an open hockey or maybe a rink rental thats treated like open hockey that I can get into?

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I'm thinking about possibly homebrewing a barleywine a one point. What's are your favorite brands out of curiosity? I was planning to start there and then add a wormwood/barrel whiskey tincture. Ideas?

Edit: Who's into Chef Boy-Ar-Dee?
Barleywine is great. Mother of All Storms from Pelican is simply incredible.

My other, more readily available favorites are Old Boardhead, Old Knucklehead and Doggie Claws.

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Barleywine is great. Mother of All Storms from Pelican is simply incredible.

My other, more readily available favorites are Old Boardhead, Old Knucklehead and Doggie Claws.
maybe in the city of roses, those are readily available. around pittsburgh, my favorite for a good long while has been old horizontal from victory. especially when aged, it is nothing short of amazing. pretty much all the standard offerings are good: brooklyn monster, weyerbacher blithering idiot, east end gratitude, and the various old what-have-yous from stone, green flash, dogfish head, southern tier.

mmm i can't wait for barleywine season.

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maybe in the city of roses, those are readily available. around pittsburgh, my favorite for a good long while has been old horizontal from victory. especially when aged, it is nothing short of amazing. pretty much all the standard offerings are good: brooklyn monster, weyerbacher blithering idiot, east end gratitude, and the various old what-have-yous from stone, green flash, dogfish head, southern tier.

mmm i can't wait for barleywine season.
Is this out yet? I'll be in Pittsburgh next week and I'd like to see if I can score some.

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looking at the website, it appears it is brewed in november for january-march availability.

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looking at the website, it appears it is brewed in november for january-march availability.
I suppose I could have looked there too. Thank you for further enabling my laziness.

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I've always wanted to make my own beer
Do it. I just started. Bottled my first batch last night. Hope I didn't screw it up.

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The best beer I had recently was Alesmiths Evil Dead Red, which I doubt is available outside of the west coast.

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The grocery store closest to my house just started carrying 6-packs of dead guy ale. My beer costs will be doubling some nights now. My wife will never understand how good it is.

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Does anyone know what the availability of Smuttynose's Shoals Pale Ale is? It's probably one of my favorite beers I've tried. I grabbed the last six-pack from a store back around April or May and haven't seen it stocked anywhere since. It's not a Spring seasonal is it?

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10-25-2011, 11:49 AM
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Goose Island Matilda? I'd go with that with dinner.
Winner Winner Hamburger dinner.

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****...who neets a topic..I'm damn drunken and will be goin for it tonight, the freaking hard way...damn is life great

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This may be the most awesome thread on HFB.

I have a bro who lives in Youngstown, who raves about Fatheads and the Juju IPA.

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