I went to a HELL of a tasting on Saturday, and I will just let this list speak for itself....
AleSmith Brewing Company Decadence 2007 Imperial Porter
AleSmith Brewing Company Old Numbskull 2006 Barrel Aged
Angel City Brewing Belgian IPA
Angel City Brewing Rahsann Roland Kirk Stritch Stout
Angel City Brewing Vitzen
Bell's Brewery, Inc. Two Hearted Ale
Bootlegger's Brewery Black Phoenix
Boulevard Brewing Co. Saison
Brasserie Cantillon Cantillon Brouscella 1900 Grand Cru
Brauerei Weihenstephan 13th Century Grut Bier
Brooklyn Brewery Local 1
Brooklyn Brewery Black OPS
Brouwerij Het Anker Gouden Carolus D'Or Cuvee Van De Keizer
Cigar City Brewing 110K + OT
Cigar City Brewing Guava Grove Saison
De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot) Van Den Vern Grand Cru
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery Theobroma
East End Brewing Company Homewood Reserve 2008
Foothills Brewing Company Sexual Chocolate
Mount Shasta Brewing Abner Weed Amber Ale
Mount Shasta Brewing Shastafarian Porter
Nikenjayamochi Kadoya Honten Co. Stout
Pelican Pub & Brewery Stormwatcher's Winterfest
Pennichuck Brewing Company, Inc. Pozharnik
Saint Somewhere Brewing Company Saison Athene
Smuttynose Brewing Company Smuttynose Scotch Style Ale (Big Beer Series)
Southampton Publick House Southampton Imperial Russian Stout
Surly Brewing Company Darkness
Telegraph Brewing Company Golden Wheat Ale
Telegraph Brewing Company Rhinoceros
The Bruery Humulus Lager
Third Street Aleworks Bad Santa
Three Floyds Dark Lord Imperial Stout
Other goodies that I had over the weekend:
Nogne 0 Dobbel IPA
Nogne 0 Sahti
Full Sail Imperial Porter Brewmaster’s Reserve 2009
Shipyard Pugsley's Barley Wine Style Ale
Grand Teton Lost Continent Double IPA (total drain pour)
More appropriate for a "Do-Not-Recommend-A-Beer-Thread" I had a pint of Guinness 250th on tap Friday night. Booo. Tasted like watered down Guinness. Disappointing.
Went looking for some pumpkin beer today but didn't find any. I did find a sixer of Black Butte which I've never tried before. Looking forward to getting the chance to try it.
like Stone 9-09. Reminds me of Delirium's Nokturnum.
Bought a 6er of Bridgeport IPA. Was at Club BevMo price for $7.29.
I AM THE STANLEY CUP CHAMPIONS!
King Cobra! Official beer of the Los Angeles Kings! HA!
Snagged a couple of The Bruery's "Autumn Maple Barrel Aged" beers. WOW, WOW, WOW!!! Easily in my top 20, and an A+ all the way around. I will be going back this Friday to pick up some more. I cannot recommend this beer enough! It was actually some of last year's batch that they saved, but I believe they force carbonated the BA partition to fix the obvious issue from last year's under carbonated batch. So you've got a delicious autumn maple aged in barrels WITH an adequate and much improved level of carbonation. One of the best beers I have had in a long time. I sampled the Snicklefritz while I was down there as well. Not too shabby. However, their White Oak is downright fantastic. It's a barrel aged Belgian Pale, and I have never tasted so much wood in my mouth before (ok I set myself up for that one). It's literally as if you were drinking out of an oak cup, or something to that effect. 12% ABV and $25 to fill a growler, but it is sooo worth it I will be going in with a couple buddies on a growler of that this Friday. Unfortunately, The Bruery is getting pretty big and the employees had that "I work for Stone and I'm going to be a dick to you" attitude. I understand they have to be careful, but you can still let the visitors feel welcome at the very least. It won't keep me from going, I'll just be in and out, taking care of business
Stone's 9-9-9 was a big disappointment. Not really sure what they were going for. It came off as a very thin bodied boozy porter that had no real identity. I could pick up the tangerine peel that they used, but it didn't help the brew overall. I'll get another one and sit on it, but I don't see this one aging at all to be honest. Glad you liked it though Mitch..... maybe I got a bad bottle. Who knows!
Maui's Coconut Porter is amazing! I tried Angel City's Ale at the fair last night which was nice, and the Kona Fire Rock Pale Ale was surprisingly good. Over the weekend I also had a sip of the Marin Rasberry Trail and it was pretty bland, just like the rest of their beers. Pass on it.
how about this beer?
I am hoping to pick some up soon, along with the 09s
I BELIEVE I'll have another beer!
I'm getting into beer more and based on this Wikipedia link there are two main varities of beer:
-Pales, browns, reds, etc.
Am I on the right track or . . . ?