January 5th, 2010, 10:42 AM #1331
had these while brewing saturday
duchy original organic english ale - made by wychwood, tastes like a version of thier "Fiddler's Elbow" just slightly different - very good
alesmith anvil esb - pretty good, sharp up front but pretty damn good
also had a fiddler's elbow & a stone sublimely self righteous ale (12th anniversary ale)
January 5th, 2010, 10:54 AM #1332
I couldn't resist and tried the Humbolt Hemp Beer and it's terrible. Tastes like rotten vegtables.
January 6th, 2010, 11:37 PM #1333
Just returned home from a Firestone food and brew pairing at a local eatery/ watering hole. Many tastes of Unfiltered Double Barrel Ale, Union Jack and Walker's Reserve (Porter). But mostly enjoyed two pints of delectable Velvet Merkin! Life is grand!
January 7th, 2010, 01:06 AM #1334
Saw this at Bevmo and gave it a try. Has a strong rasberry flavor.
January 7th, 2010, 09:24 AM #1335
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January 8th, 2010, 03:01 PM #1336
Have you tried Lost Abbey Sinners 09? Pretty interesting blend.
January 8th, 2010, 04:43 PM #1337
Tell me more.
Originally Posted by Fooferah
January 8th, 2010, 04:57 PM #1338
had this last night... not too bad
January 8th, 2010, 05:20 PM #1339
Marin is a good brewery. I like several of their beers, and one of these days I will get around to visiting. I hear it's a nice little trip from SF.
Doug, it's Ten Commandments (aged in bourbon barrels), Gift of the Magi (aged in French oak barrels), and Serpent's Stout (aged in Port barrels).
Not sure where you stand on sour beers (I love them and really enjoyed the Stone Sour Fest last summer), but it definitely has some elements of that, along with stout characteristics. My all time favorite beer is Lost Abbey's Angels Share, which is aged in either bourbon or brandy barrels (depending on year), so I like that part of it for sure. But you really get an interesting mix with the Port in there.
I think it's kind of hard to explain, but you really know you're drinking something different.
January 8th, 2010, 05:35 PM #1340
Going to Beachwood BBQ this Sunday with psychopuck. Hope they have some good brews on tap then.