December 23rd, 2010, 10:50 AM #1711
I found a convenience store/deli in SLO yesterday that serves Chimay Tripel (white label) on tap. I ostensibly went in looking for Bitch's Brew, the only place in SLO County that ever had any, but he was completely out. I ended up buying a bottle of Theobroma instead. How cool is this - the owner saw what I was buying and came over and engaged me in a long conversation about his impressive array of craft beers. He was suggesting this and that to me and once he realized I sort of knew a bit about good beers he pointed out that he had Chimay Tripel on tap in the deli section of his store. How could I resist. I ended up having a nice sit down for about 20 minutes in the middle of shopping, enjoying one of the greats in the beer world. I'll definitely be going back there since he said he carries the Chimay simply b/c he likes it and NOT b/c he sells much. It's like his own private beer tap except for those 'in the know'. Anyway, if you're in SLO ever, look for the Crossroads Liquor and Deli on Broad St. (it's on the way to the airport). Well worth it.
December 23rd, 2010, 11:12 AM #1712
Never had the Chimay Tripel. Need to try that.
Originally Posted by Stormy2213
December 23rd, 2010, 11:51 AM #1713
My favorite tripel, hands down.
Originally Posted by mitchrock
Here's what I scored recently:
50/50 - Ecplise Heaven Hill Imperial Stout (2009 Rye Barrel Aged)
50/50 - Ecplise Heaven Hill Imperial Stout (2010 Rye Barrel Aged)
50/50 - Ecplise Four Roses Imperial Stout (2010 Bourbon Barrel Aged)
50/50 - Ecplise Elijah Craig Imperial Stout (2010 Bourbon Barrel Aged)
50/50 - Ecplise Evan Williams Imperial Stout (2010 Bourbon Barrel Aged)
Marin Old Dipsea Barleywine (2009 Bourbon Barrel Aged)
Last weekend I had the Midnight Sun Berserker Imperial Stout. I think the damn thing was infected, as it had a funky sour thing going on.
December 23rd, 2010, 01:16 PM #1714
WOW!!!! That is an impressive array of strong beers. Where did you get those? Those immediately went on to my "beers I need to find" list.
Originally Posted by Azagthoth
December 23rd, 2010, 01:56 PM #1715
I went to Ladyface Alehouse yesterday. It's right down the street from my work so it's super easy (some would say too easy) to get to. Had a pint of their Midnight Special which is their seasonal scotch ale. I think they throw in some wine barrel wood into the brew. Anyway it was decent although lacked the punch and balls that I was expecting of a scotch ale. Had a pint of their Picture City Porter afterwards which was quite nice. They sprinkled coffee bean nibs on top which added a very nice coffee profile to it.
Had the sausage plate along with the beer. Sausage plate was legit! Definitely would recommend.
December 23rd, 2010, 02:29 PM #1716
The Eclipses and Midnight Sun were purchased at the Bruery Provisions in Orange, Ca. They sold out in an hour's time though. Some random places across So Cal have them, but I don't know where. The forums on Beeradvocate would be a great place to check for that!
Originally Posted by Stormy2213
Got the BA Old Dipsea from Lone Hill Liquor in Glendora. Best shop in town!
December 23rd, 2010, 03:03 PM #1717
Met Obejuan at Total Wine today. Picked up the Chimay Tripel (couldn't resist after such glowing reviews), Lagunitas Capuccino Stout, Nogne/Stone Collaboration Pumpkin Ale and Great Divide's Yeti in Aged Oak Barrels.
December 23rd, 2010, 04:28 PM #1718
December 23rd, 2010, 05:02 PM #1719
I never saw any Punkin Ale in the stores this year. Sucks. I still have some Buffalo Bills pumpkin beer in the fridge. The one bottle I've had thus far was excellent! I have a bottle of Smuttynose pumpkin ale in the fridge that I got in a trade. I've heard Pumpking is really good stuff but I don't think it gets distributed out here.
December 23rd, 2010, 05:06 PM #1720
Bevmo had the Dogfish Heah Punkin ales about a month ago and it lasted a couple of weeks. Good stuff.