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06-28-2012, 07:47 AM
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Planning my vacation around Bend's "Ale Trail". Deschutes, Boneyard, 10 Barrel (they seem to have lured some of the best brewers in the country recently), Bend Brewing and Crux (brand place new place by Larry Sidor - the guy that created some of the classic beers at Deschutes).

9 breweries (three of which are great) for a city of 77k is pretty awesome. **** you, internal organs.
That sounds awesome, T. F internal organs indeed.

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06-28-2012, 06:24 PM
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I stopped at the state store on my way home from work this morning and saw that they had Nugget Necter. I bought a 6 ($12.99 and bottled on March 21st) to see what all the fuss was about.

Just had my first taste, overall a very good craft beer and would buy again.

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06-29-2012, 09:10 AM
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I stopped at the state store on my way home from work this morning and saw that they had Nugget Necter. I bought a 6 ($12.99 and bottled on March 21st) to see what all the fuss was about.

Just had my first taste, overall a very good craft beer and would buy again.
It's better fresher IMO. It lacks the hop bite after the first month or so.

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06-30-2012, 10:07 PM
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I am enjoying this tonight.

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I am enjoying this tonight.
Im hoping you like to share.

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07-01-2012, 06:02 PM
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Just picked up a bottle of Stone Imperial Russian Stout. Will save it for another day. But excited to get it as I have heard great things about it from friends.

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07-06-2012, 11:31 AM
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They're opening a hockey themed rooftop bar right across from CEC, suppose to open in April 2013. It'll be the biggest rooftop bar in PGH and will be a welcome addition since you can't eat anywhere down there an hr before game time.

http://triblive.com/news/2158223-74/...an-avenue-chic

Has anyone seem the new LED banners they put around the top of the Gulf Tower as well? Pretty cool.

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They're opening a hockey themed rooftop bar right across from CEC, suppose to open in April 2013. It'll be the biggest rooftop bar in PGH and will be a welcome addition since you can't eat anywhere down there an hr before game time.

http://triblive.com/news/2158223-74/...an-avenue-chic
Sounds pretty cool. And that's easy money right there, not a lot of great choices right next to the arena. At the moment at least....

Sipping on Hendrick's gin and tonics tonight, it's been too long....

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07-09-2012, 11:53 AM
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I saw a new micro brewery is being started in Pittsburgh (Braddock) by some CMU kids.
Braddock??? Really? People actually go to Braddock? Wow!

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07-09-2012, 08:21 PM
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Braddock??? Really? People actually go to Braddock? Wow!
Kevin Sousa's bringing it back:

http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/...roject-641021/

Well, trying anyways. I still need to try his BBQ joint.....

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07-09-2012, 10:51 PM
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Kevin Sousa's bringing it back:

http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/...roject-641021/

Well, trying anyways. I still need to try his BBQ joint.....
John Fetterman's doing some interesting things in Braddock. Good for him and Mr. Sousa.

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07-10-2012, 09:58 AM
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Kevin Sousa's bringing it back:

http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/...roject-641021/

Well, trying anyways. I still need to try his BBQ joint.....
Yes you definitely need to - I recommend the ribs.

As far as the Braddock idea, I think it's a terrible call. If I'm spending $20+ a plate on some high end food, I would never even slightly consider going to a restaurant in a very bad neighborhood.

Seems like every day you hear about a shooting in Braddock. Not my cup of tea.

I get that he wants to turn around a neighborhood, but I just don't feel comfortable in those types of areas. If you ask me, this has disaster written all over it - but best of luck to him though because it's certainly a noble cause.


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07-10-2012, 10:13 AM
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Yes you definitely need to - I recommend the ribs.

As far as the Braddock idea, I think it's a terrible call. If I'm spending $20+ a plate on some high end food, I would never even slightly consider going to a restaurant in a very bad neighborhood.

Seems like every day you hear about a shooting in Braddock. Not my cup of tea.

I get that he wants to turn around a neighborhood, but I just don't feel comfortable in those types of areas. If you ask me, this has disaster written all over it - but best of luck to him though because it's certainly a noble cause.
I agree it's a big risk (as in business risk), but I think Sousa is willing to take that risk. I personally have no problem going to an area like Braddock to eat at a nice restaurant. The atmosphere and price level will keep the crime out of the immediate area. The location will certainly keep a lot of customers away, but there's enough people that will take a chance on name recognition alone. I bet this project does fine.

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07-10-2012, 10:31 AM
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Seems like every day you hear about a shooting in Braddock. Not my cup of tea.

I get that he wants to turn around a neighborhood, but I just don't feel comfortable in those types of areas. If you ask me, this has disaster written all over it - but best of luck to him though because it's certainly a noble cause.
Shootings? ok so it hasn't changed much.

There are many very nice areas of NYC and Philly that were **** holes like Braddock 20 years ago so it's certainly possible and not totally crazy. I think a big difference is they were areas close to the city. Unless things have changed since I lived there there's nothing nice anywhere close to Braddock. I'm sure the real estate was cheap and if it does turn around the profits will be huge.

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07-23-2012, 04:19 AM
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spent two days with a bottle of Smooth Ambler Old Scout. a highly unorthodox choice - from West Virginia rather than Kentucky and sourced from another distillery (rumors say Indiana). but whatever it hit the spot. i taste hints of spearmint and juniper.


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07-24-2012, 12:19 AM
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Enjoying some Aviation gin right now. I am a sucker for Prohibition-era gin drinks.


Over the weekend I found out that Burnside Brewery has happy hour prices all day on Sunday. Some highlights were a lime kolsch, an oatmeal pale ale, a wheat ale spiced with apricots and Scotch Bonnet peppers and a smoked porter with chocolate, vanilla and graham cracker spices.

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07-24-2012, 01:06 AM
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Tried nugget nectar for the last time last night. Oh my God... its blasphemy in a bottle. Im addicted.

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07-24-2012, 11:50 AM
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FYI, Mad Mex is celebrating National Tequila Day with $3 tequila tastings...

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07-27-2012, 01:35 PM
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So my wonderful fiance just bought me two Weihenstephaner wheat beer gift packs.

Each pack comes with three 500 ml. bottles. One bottle of their Hefeweizen (which I know I love already), one bottle of their Kristallweissbier (that I've never tried yet), and one of their Hefeweissbier Dunkel (which is a dark wheat beer that I've been dying to try.)

Plus I'll now have two Weihenstephaner branded weizen glasses for my collection.

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07-27-2012, 03:14 PM
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Tried nugget nectar for the last time last night. Oh my God... its blasphemy in a bottle. Im addicted.
troegs perpetual imperial IPA is excellent and available year round

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07-27-2012, 03:22 PM
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Tried nugget nectar for the last time last night. Oh my God... its blasphemy in a bottle. Im addicted.
You need to try it while it's fresh. Not five months after it's released.


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troegs perpetual imperial IPA is excellent and available year round
I'll probably be in the minority here, but I like their Perpetual IPA better than Nugget Nectar.

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07-27-2012, 03:27 PM
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You need to try it while it's fresh. Not five months after it's released.
Agreed, I found some in my basement that I forgot about in late June, not the same experience at all.


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I'll probably be in the minority here, but I like their Perpetual IPA better than Nugget Nectar.
Don't think I've had that yet, I'll keep an eye out.

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after months of searching, i finally got my hands on the founders KBS. definitely lived up to the hype.

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I don't know if there's ever been a string of words I've loved more than that label.

It's pretty damn good, too. By far the best Scandinavian beer I've had yet (not saying much considering I've never had anything from Mikkeller).

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