One of the retailers I buy from sold out of Citra in one day (today). Granted, they only had a case. Not even gonna bother checking other places. Mainly wanted a couple bottles to give away as gifts. I'll have to wait until it becomes more available.
Drinking a Belmont Brewing LB Crude right now. It's not that good. Boo.
Bruery Provisions still has some bottles left of Batch 50 (GFAR) - Gueuze & Melange #3 in the store. Pick some up while you can! GFAR is a little under carbonated and I just got the Melange... sounds like quite the beer though!!
oh man, I should have mentioned a while back that I stopped by there and had a couple of their beers. the crude wasn't even what it should have been - thick.
Originally Posted by DRGinLBC
their IPA isn't to die for, either. I should have gone for a more familiar brew, Strawberry Blonde.
Melange #3 is among the best the Bruery offers. It's a blend of Black Tuesday, White Oak Sap, and Papier (I think). Comes in around 15%, but so easy to put down a bottle of it. Too easy :)
Originally Posted by KRAZGRL
My cousin brought 2 6-packs of this along to Thanksgiving family get together. WOW! To hell with Brown Shugga, this is the stuff they should always make. Delicious. Great fruit on the nose - mango, tangerine, peaches - mouth watering nose. Great taste all the way down. Bitter hops and then more bitter hops. If it weren't labeled otherwise, this would be known as a great DIPA. You have to give this a try if you like any of the Citra hopped IPA out there. It's just wonderful.
We also knocked back a couple of bombers of their Doppel Weizen and some Imperial Stout. All were perfect. Seek all 3 of them out b/c they are all great, great beers.
And rumor has it that there may be a keg or 2 of Wet Dog coming to SLO County soon. I can't wait to taste it - a "wet" hop APA as I understand it.
so, who wants to go to the Winter Wonderland at Golden Road Brewery with me this Saturday? I have tix for 2 but my wench had other plans.
you will get a commemorative taster glass and 5 beer tokens. just buy me lunch, a Winterfest stein and it's a deal.
let me know.
Lagunitas keeps nailing it! The Sucks Holiday Ale 6'er that I had lasted about 2 hours. That stuff is dynamite. Gotta grab some more while its fresh :)
Originally Posted by Stormy2213
I was really impresed with the Doppel Weizen too, and I need to revisit the Imperial Stout, its been about 4 years since I had that.
Picked up a 22 oz of New Belgium's "Wet Hop IPA" from their Lips of Faith Series. WOW, WOW, WOW!!! Easily in the top 5 wet hop ales I have had, probably top 3 actually.
This drinks so cleanly with a perfect balance and exceptional crispness at the end. Downside, is it cost me $7/22 oz at Total Wine. I could have easily gone through a few of these, but over 21 bucks seems like too much even as good as this brew is. Definitely seek it out! If we dont blow the budget Xmas shopping today, perhaps I'll pick up a few more.... we'll see :)
you people. the price for going to the beer fest today is worth one bottle of those 22oz bombers.
beer tastings of 5 different breweries and a day among the beer elites >>>>>>>>>>> enjoying 1 bottle of something else by yourself.