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    Magnat from Ukraine tastes like the smell of piss from a portopotty left out in the summer sun way to long just after dark when it has cooled.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mudfisher View Post
    Magnat from Ukraine tastes like the smell of piss from a portopotty left out in the summer sun way to long just after dark when it has cooled.

    Sounds refreshing
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    my friend's son-in-law just opened a new brewery in Hawthorne called L.A. Ale Works. I've been hearing great things about the place. the wench and I will check it out soon.

    http://www.laaleworks.com/
    I BELIEVE I'll have another beer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mudfisher View Post
    Magnat from Ukraine tastes like the smell of piss from a portopotty left out in the summer sun way to long just after dark when it has cooled.

    that's what a lot of lite beers smell like too, but you all knew that already. right?
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    Firestone Barrelworks Huck Yeah - American wild ale fermented with wild huckleberries. I have a couple of friends that work there and they hooked me and a buddy up with a case that somebody paid for at the release who then proceeded to ass out at the event and was booted. He felt pretty badly apparently so he called them a few days later, apologized and told them to go ahead and give the case to somebody deserving. That is what I call remorseful. And great for me! So, we got the beer because somebody was a jerk for a moment or two. Cool story, bro?! And yes, I highly recommend this juicy sour. I think it's one of my favorites from their bottle product.

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    My cousin hooked me up with a bottle of this. Debating wether or not to drink it tonight.
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    Just did a side by side by side by side by side tasting of some NE Style IPA and "regular" IPA. I know, this is a contentious subject out there in craft beer land - hazy IPA. Some on the side of hating 'em, others on the side of loving 'em. I rarely encounter anybody on the fence. That being said, I'll state unequivocally that I am on the side of LOVE 'EM. Yesterday we had a nice opportunity to try some super fresh samples from the Northeast and compare to our efforts here at Central Coast Brewing. We were lucky enough to get some highly regarded beers from Trillium and Night Shift (Boston and Everett, MA).

    In the case of Trillium we got some Cutting Tiles, a Double IPA, and in the case of Night Shift we got some Santilli (World Beer Cup bronze winning IPA). The Cutting Tiles is a New England style double IPA while the Santilli is a "regular" IPA. So we chose to sample our Juice Almighty (NE style IPA), Foggy Hill (unfiltered double IPA), and Lucky Day IPA ("regular" IPA, World Beer Cup gold medal winner).

    The Trillium Cutting Tiles is a beautiful DIPA made with raw wildflower honey. The nose started off with a hint of sulphur and evolved into stone fruit and citrus as it warmed and took on some oxygen. The fact that is was only 5 days in can made this a pretty damn good example of what turns out to be a great DIPA. We compared this with our Foggy Hill unfiltered DIPA and despite the fact that we know we are biased, we felt that our version was just a bit better. The mouthfeel on the Foggy Hill is just a bit softer and fluffier and the overall taste of citrus, fruit, and dank just had more legs with ours. In any case, highly recommend the Cutting Tiles (and Foggy Hill!).

    With the Santilli from Night Shift, we had a can that was about a month old so not totally ideal, still, we knew that whatever packaging flaws we may detect, they should be minor. And that proved to be the case (so if you can get some via trade with anybody and the cans are a month or less old and kept in cold storage, go get 'em). This one had a more traditional hop nose - citrus, pine, dank, and tropical all mixed up into a wonderful aroma. We compared directly with our Lucky Day IPA and they were so near to being the same nose, so we knew we'd like this beer. The flavor was well rounded with all the nose being closely tied to exactly what you expected to taste. Massive hop taste, but not the unpleasant too bitter hop that you often get from the likes of Stone Brewing. Stone fruit, tropical fruit, citrus, resin - all present in very well balanced proportions with a solid malt backbone that just dried out like a mofo - beautiful.

    The last beer we had was our very own Juice Almighty - another take we've done on the NE IPA. We think this one has been our best effort and if sales are any indication, we've hit the just right recipe that bears us brewing this one many more times. FYI, 10 bbl batch has sold out in 10 days between our tiny little tasting room and our wholesale efforts (50/50). So if you haven't gotten any of this yet, you'll have to wait. I won't go on and on about this one here as I don't want to be the guy tooting our own horn too much!

    So, to summarize - Trillium Cutting Tiles and Night Shift Santilli - BOTH HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Cheers!!!
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    Had last night. Enjoyed every drop.


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    Guinness Antwerpen Stout. Though it seems obvious now, I wasn't really expecting a bit of Belgian yeast profile in this...but, yeah...Antwerp. Good stuff. If you enjoy Guinness, this is worth a try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DRGinLBC View Post
    Had last night. Enjoyed every drop.

    unless you paid the brewery a visit, where did you find this? I tried that beer while up there in November and it was good.
    I BELIEVE I'll have another beer!

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