February 17th, 2010, 12:06 PM #1371
I stopped drinking beer for a couple of weeks and my belly is shrinking.
February 17th, 2010, 12:07 PM #1372
Went to the Bruery on Hallmark Day and tried their beer and chocolate tasting. Very nice. Drank a ton of and brought home a growler of Melange Sechs. Very drinkable.
There was a keg of Pliny the Younger at Tustin Brewing Company tapped on Monday but I have not had a chance to get there. Wonder if they have any left?
February 17th, 2010, 12:09 PM #1373
I doubt it. Word spreads quick on beeradvocate, and there have been dozens of PTY threads the last couple of weeks. Once word of mouth gets out, it's gone. PTY is good stuff, but there are better Double IPAs out there.
Originally Posted by Arrogant Ba$tard
February 18th, 2010, 05:48 PM #1374
Had New Belgium's new Ranger IPA the other day.
Excellent. Well-balanced without sacrificing too much hoppiness, the malts really stood out without taking over, a little bit thin but overall very solid.
February 19th, 2010, 10:16 AM #1375
March 7th, 2010, 04:06 PM #1376
Pliny the Younger on tap at Naja's Place in Redondo Beach on March 21st.
March 10th, 2010, 09:13 AM #1377
went to the arizona beer festival in tempe on sunday... found some new good beers, & some new bad beers.
moose drool & trout slayer from big sky brewing co.
black butte porter (even though im not a fan of porters usually)
left hand brewery (i think it was) had a great milk stout
firestones dba, hemp ale & red nectar were great (had dba before)
prescott brewery's cream ale
lumberyard's red (out of flagstaff)
and some bad ones. that take a normal... say... a blonde. and put a butt load of hops in it and make it taste like an ipa. then the same brewery's red, will look and taste exactly the same even though poured from a different keg.... hides everything the brewer did
March 11th, 2010, 06:14 PM #1378
Mmmm, Black Butte is heaven in a bottle.
March 11th, 2010, 11:43 PM #1379
March 12th, 2010, 09:57 AM #1380
I had the same experience. Doubt I'll have another. I really don't think New Belgium beers are worth a damn. Fat Tire is pretty much boring and sometimes outright terrible IMO. I don't get the attraction that folks have for it. Am I the only one?
Originally Posted by BeerMan