PDA

View Full Version : The recommend-a-beer thread



Pages : 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 [13] 14 15

DRGinLBC
June 18th, 2014, 08:53 PM
That Upland brew looks good.

Currently in a trade to get 12 KBS's

Sending him a Black Tuesday, Cascade The Vine, Russian River Supplication, and Almanac Pluot.

Cheezer517
June 20th, 2014, 04:53 PM
That Upland brew looks good.

Currently in a trade to get 12 KBS's

Sending him a Black Tuesday, Cascade The Vine, Russian River Supplication, and Almanac Pluot.

Mmmm, KBS! And you're sending some great stuff as well. How about those Almanac sours though? Delicious and easily accessible! I think Valley of the Heart's Delight and Blackberry are my favorite so far. Can't wait for the Citrus one that's coming out soon.

Leatherface
June 25th, 2014, 11:37 AM
That Upland brew looks good.

Currently in a trade to get 12 KBS's

Sending him a Black Tuesday, Cascade The Vine, Russian River Supplication, and Almanac Pluot.

You both win. Does he know he can order the Vine direct online? Perhaps not in his state or something though.

BeerMan
June 25th, 2014, 08:41 PM
Beer Advocate website does the tradings

Leatherface
June 28th, 2014, 06:05 AM
Anyone on Cellar HQ? I am, and down to trade. Most of my stuff is within three years old. Didn't get heavily into cellaring until about a year ago, when I realized that, well, the luxury of having a basement in Southern California should be taken advantage of in this way. #nolight (http://letsgokings.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=nolight)

David (ridebikesdrinkbeer) - CellarHQ (http://www.cellarhq.com/cellar/ridebikesdrinkbeer)

jerseydevil
July 1st, 2014, 11:43 AM
Booze Geek News Special: Duff Beer To Launch Across The USA - Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movies and TV News and Rumors (http://www.bleedingcool.com/2014/07/01/booze-geek-news-special-duff-beer-to-launch-across-the-usa/)

P. Diddy
July 4th, 2014, 08:15 PM
A good friend of mine had a ownership share in saint archer and he always give me sixers of blonde ale which I LOVE. He gave me 10 bombers of the pale ale. It is so ****en tasty, I'm a wheat beer guy and I love this!

Cheezer517
July 7th, 2014, 04:39 PM
Beachwood BBQ & Brewing's Long Beach location just had their 3rd anniversary and released Greenshift IPA. That thing is fantastic! Super hoppy and resinuous. I can't even decide which of Beachwood's IPAs is my favorite anymore because they're all great, IMO.
http://photos-b.ak.instagram.com/hphotos-ak-xpf1/10508033_499076220222697_932800883_n.jpg

BeerMan
July 7th, 2014, 05:33 PM
Stone is set to release the Coffee Milk Stout sometime soon. I'm intrigued.

mitchrock
July 7th, 2014, 08:23 PM
Stone is set to release the Coffee Milk Stout sometime soon. I'm intrigued.

Me too. Had a couple bottles of Stone's Ruinten over the weekend. mmm mmm good hoppy stuff.

P. Diddy
July 7th, 2014, 09:28 PM
Sam Adams rebel IPA is pretty ****ing tasty... Pleaseantly surprised!

Cheezer517
July 26th, 2014, 01:27 AM
This thread is so dead. :2smile:

The Bruery was doing growler fills of Sour in the Rye with Pineapple & Coconut today. Such an amazing variant. Definitely prefer it to SITR w/ Peaches or Kumquats.
http://scontent-a-lax.cdninstagram.com/hphotos-xpa1/t51.2885-15/10546856_272866349586301_2007282296_n.jpg

mitchrock
July 26th, 2014, 09:01 AM
Picked up the Beer Camp collaboration case at Costo. Sierra Nevada collaborated with 12 breweries to make 12 different brews. So you get 2 of each in the case. So far it has been stellar.
http://beerpulse.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/sierra-nevada-beer-camp-across-america-banner.jpg

BeerMan
July 27th, 2014, 02:33 PM
Best Craft Beers - Craft Breweries in America : The State-By-State Breakdown - Thrillist (http://www.thrillist.com/drink/nation/americas-50-best-craft-breweries-state-by-state?ref=facebook-868&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=thrillist)

daxx
August 8th, 2014, 12:16 PM
Picked up the Beer Camp collaboration case at Costo. Sierra Nevada collaborated with 12 breweries to make 12 different brews. So you get 2 of each in the case. So far it has been stellar.
http://beerpulse.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/sierra-nevada-beer-camp-across-america-banner.jpg

Had the Sierra Nevada Double IPA last night. 8.5% and very drinkable. Good stuff!

jammer06
August 8th, 2014, 01:13 PM
Anyone else enjoying pryamid's curveball this summer? I been drinking it for a while and between that and Deschutes chainbreaker its my go to on a hot day.

BeerMan
August 8th, 2014, 08:17 PM
I had the opportunity to have a half goblet full of Dogfish Head's World Wide Stout. it came with a whopping 18%. first sip produced a nicely balanced sweetness with slight hoppiness amid a caramel base. the taste did not indicate a high alcohol content but after finishing it, I got up to walk and my legs felt like jelly. DH was NOT ****ing around with that high a percentage.

wish they bottle that stuff!

UnholyGoalie
August 8th, 2014, 10:47 PM
Beerman, they do bottle it. It's very pricey, though. The one time I saw it on the shelf it was about $20 for a 12 oz bottle, IIRC.

In other news, Noble Aleworks Naughty Sauce is friggin awesome. The nose of coffee and hazelnuts always gets me and the nitro creaminess makes it silky smooth. Drinking a Bear Republic Cafe Racer 15 right now. HUGE DIPA.
http://i59.tinypic.com/ws22kh.jpg

BeerMan
August 9th, 2014, 11:55 PM
we have that Racer 15 too. it's a bit sweet for my taste

daxx
August 11th, 2014, 07:33 AM
I have a few random questions for all of the people in this thread. How many bottles are you cellaring? What’s the oldest bottle? What are you waiting for?
I have around 10 decent to really good beers that I'm cellaring for... well I can't honestly tell you because I don't know. I have a few Sierra Nevada beers and a couple random Belgians, but the beer that I haven't the slightest idea what I'm waiting for is the 2014 Firestone Walker Parabola. I somehow managed to find two of these, and Beer Advocate says that the beer is fantastic. I had the 2013 and loved it.

So, what's the one beer you have in your cellaring space that you don't know when or why you'll open?

Azagthoth
August 11th, 2014, 09:05 AM
I have a few random questions for all of the people in this thread. How many bottles are you cellaring? What?s the oldest bottle? What are you waiting for?
I have around 10 decent to really good beers that I'm cellaring for... well I can't honestly tell you because I don't know. I have a few Sierra Nevada beers and a couple random Belgians, but the beer that I haven't the slightest idea what I'm waiting for is the 2014 Firestone Walker Parabola. I somehow managed to find two of these, and Beer Advocate says that the beer is fantastic. I had the 2013 and loved it.

So, what's the one beer you have in your cellaring space that you don't know when or why you'll open?

Zero, and will never cellar anything again. I wasted too many great bottles in the past in which cellaring did more harm than good. I think its because bottles just dont retain the freshness as long as a can would. In addition my palate much prefers freshness regardless of how hot (boozy) the beer is after bottling.

UnholyGoalie
August 11th, 2014, 06:55 PM
I have a few random questions for all of the people in this thread. How many bottles are you cellaring? What’s the oldest bottle? What are you waiting for?
I have around 10 decent to really good beers that I'm cellaring for... well I can't honestly tell you because I don't know. I have a few Sierra Nevada beers and a couple random Belgians, but the beer that I haven't the slightest idea what I'm waiting for is the 2014 Firestone Walker Parabola. I somehow managed to find two of these, and Beer Advocate says that the beer is fantastic. I had the 2013 and loved it.

So, what's the one beer you have in your cellaring space that you don't know when or why you'll open?

I have too many bottles that are sitting here right next to me. Most being stouts and barleywines which tend to handle aging much better than other styles. The reason I have so many is not so much that I wanted to amass such a collection but mainly because I tend to buy way more than I actually drink. I have every intention of drinking these brews but life usually gets in the way.

I have a vertical of Sierra Nevada Bigfoot going. Every year I'll buy 3 four packs. This is because I don't really dig that beer fresh as I find it rough around the edges, but with 2~3 years the hops drop out and the beer settles into a great English style barleywine.

Cheezer517
August 12th, 2014, 02:09 AM
Beerman, they do bottle it. It's very pricey, though. The one time I saw it on the shelf it was about $20 for a 12 oz bottle, IIRC.

In other news, Noble Aleworks Naughty Sauce is friggin awesome. The nose of coffee and hazelnuts always gets me and the nitro creaminess makes it silky smooth. Drinking a Bear Republic Cafe Racer 15 right now. HUGE DIPA.
http://i59.tinypic.com/ws22kh.jpg

Naughty Sauce is one of my favorite beers! Have you tried the variations of it? There's Cinnamon Roast Crunch which is Naughty Sauce with cinnamon added, and there's Bean Bump which is an imperial version of Naughty Sauce.

DRGinLBC
August 12th, 2014, 06:19 PM
Anyone here going to Stone 18th this Saturday?

UnholyGoalie
August 12th, 2014, 07:08 PM
Naughty Sauce is one of my favorite beers! Have you tried the variations of it? There's Cinnamon Roast Crunch which is Naughty Sauce with cinnamon added, and there's Bean Bump which is an imperial version of Naughty Sauce.
I haven't as of yet. I've seen the bars around tapping them on occasion but I'm too lazy to go. I rarely make the effort to go to a bar for a specific beer.

BeerMan
August 12th, 2014, 08:46 PM
like unholygoalie, I have amassed way too many beers in the past. mostly Stone's anniversary releases and Vertical Epics. I started not buying more of theirs until I met my wench. it's been a battle some days of the year when she'd grab a few more than we need at a beer store, which location is unfortunate because it is right by her office.

at this point, I have too many styles in the cellar where they should not have been in the first place. most of them IPAs, sadly. I am pretty confident that that is the situation where az used to be in.

DRGinLBC
August 14th, 2014, 02:00 PM
I have too many bottles that are sitting here right next to me. Most being stouts and barleywines which tend to handle aging much better than other styles. The reason I have so many is not so much that I wanted to amass such a collection but mainly because I tend to buy way more than I actually drink. I have every intention of drinking these brews but life usually gets in the way.

I have a vertical of Sierra Nevada Bigfoot going. Every year I'll buy 3 four packs. This is because I don't really dig that beer fresh as I find it rough around the edges, but with 2~3 years the hops drop out and the beer settles into a great English style barleywine.

You sound like me. I need to start opening some bottles.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/nzry8f4nn26w6rt/Cellared%20Beers.pdf

P. Diddy
August 14th, 2014, 06:38 PM
You gotta drink victory at sea man!!!

What's going on at stone this weekend? That's literally 3 minutes from me

BeerMan
August 14th, 2014, 07:28 PM
You gotta drink victory at sea man!!!

What's going on at stone this weekend? That's literally 3 minutes from me

some beer party that they are throwing.

BeerMan
August 14th, 2014, 07:32 PM
You sound like me. I need to start opening some bottles.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/nzry8f4nn26w6rt/Cellared%20Beers.pdf
I'll have to say that I have just about that many beers here. problem is that I've been too lazy to inventorize them.

UnholyGoalie
August 15th, 2014, 09:58 AM
You know you have a lot of bottles in your stash when you come across ones you completely forgot you had.

notbob
August 15th, 2014, 10:04 AM
Sounds like you guys have a drinking problem.......the good kind

BeerMan
August 18th, 2014, 09:06 PM
You know you have a lot of bottles in your stash when you come across ones you completely forgot you had.

funny you say that....

BeerMan
August 20th, 2014, 07:20 PM
http://www.holidaywinecellar.com/images/Product/large/22161.jpg

tasty ale, this is. find it, you must.

P. Diddy
August 20th, 2014, 11:03 PM
http://www.holidaywinecellar.com/images/Product/large/22161.jpg

tasty ale, this is. find it, you must.

Johnny's saloon in huntington has it. Unreal!!

daxx
August 28th, 2014, 07:08 AM
Had some Swami's IPA from Pizza Port last night and it was pretty darn tasty. It wasn't overly hoppy like some IPAs can be and had some subtle malt flavors as well. You can get it in by the can over at Whole Foods if any of you are interested.

Swami's IPA | Pizza Port Solana Beach | Solana Beach, CA | BeerAdvocate (http://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/1337/5614/)

mitchrock
August 28th, 2014, 08:16 AM
Had some Swami's IPA from Pizza Port last night and it was pretty darn tasty. It wasn't overly hoppy like some IPAs can be and had some subtle malt flavors as well. You can get it in by the can over at Whole Foods if any of you are interested.

Swami's IPA | Pizza Port Solana Beach | Solana Beach, CA | BeerAdvocate (http://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/1337/5614/)

That looks good. Love Pizza Port.

DMAN3474
August 29th, 2014, 11:03 AM
If anyone is up in the santa clarita area, newhall refinery is going to start having el segundo brewing on tap.

Azagthoth
August 29th, 2014, 12:28 PM
That looks good. Love Pizza Port.

I've been buying a lot of those 6 pack pint cans of Swami's - SO fresh!

P. Diddy
September 1st, 2014, 10:51 PM
I LOVE swamis, the beach, the restaurant and the beer... However, you guys have to get the Carlsbad Chronic amber. So crisp and delicious, that's my favorite pizza port brew!

notbob
September 2nd, 2014, 01:35 PM
7 Bizarre Beer Laws You Won't Believe Are on the Books (https://www.yahoo.com/food/7-bizarre-beer-laws-you-wont-believe-are-on-the-books-96091740514.html)


In Utah, restaurant patrons cannot purchase alcohol without also purchasing food.

BeerMan
September 2nd, 2014, 08:43 PM
same here in Cali. if the pub doesn't have a proper liquor license, then it's "buy food first". case in point, Home of the Stuffed Sandwich (http://www.stuffedsandwich.com/)

daxx
September 3rd, 2014, 03:05 PM
same here in Cali. if the pub doesn't have a proper liquor license, then it's "buy food first". case in point, Home of the Stuffed Sandwich (http://www.stuffedsandwich.com/)

It's kinda funny because you'll walk in to buy beer and need to buy a bag of fries or whatever to do so.

UnholyGoalie
October 21st, 2014, 07:13 PM
http://i59.tinypic.com/33eog01.jpg

Stormy2213
October 23rd, 2014, 11:15 AM
http://i59.tinypic.com/33eog01.jpg

How is it? A buddy of mine is holding a couple of bottles for me.

UnholyGoalie
October 23rd, 2014, 12:32 PM
One of my favorite regular pumpkin beers. A lot of brews either tend to be too heavy on the spices but I find Kern's to be well balanced.

DRGinLBC
October 23rd, 2014, 03:16 PM
You should call Kern and let them know about your bent bottle. ;)

DRGinLBC
October 23rd, 2014, 03:18 PM
They are selling Victory @ Sea in 6-packs now. I need to keep my eyes peeled. That shiz is my favorite!

mudfisher
October 25th, 2014, 07:28 PM
Interesting Belgian dubble ale with sichuan peppercorns.

If you like sichuan chinese food and Belgian ale this is perfect for you.

http://www.craftbeerkings.com/image/cache/data/MyCollage_1397[1]-500x500.png

BeerMan
October 26th, 2014, 11:02 AM
Institution Ale House, Camarillo. 1 year old. you must stop by this place. the wench and I had the opportunity to do so on our way to Ojai and left with a growler of the Mosaic Pale Ale. that shiz was phenomenal. among the tasters that we had were the Pumpkin Restraint and the Habanero Mosaic. also phenomenal,the PR was less pumpkin/more spice but not overpowering like some others; the HM kicks your mouth with a robust heat that remained level throughout. sadly not available for growler fills. a plan to stop by on our way home for another growler fill is in the works.

http://photos-c.ak.instagram.com/hphotos-ak-xpa1/926863_818435358197906_143829500_n.jpg

DMAN3474
October 26th, 2014, 05:23 PM
Ive heard good things about institution but never had a chance to get over there.

My friend brought me back "The Apprentice" from Societe brewing in SD, it was really really good. a very well balanced DIPA

BeerMan
October 27th, 2014, 11:20 PM
the Institution needs more bottles filled. the only one available was for the Imperial Restraint. I wasn't quite fond of it.

daxx
November 19th, 2014, 01:58 PM
Hi everyone. I don't have beer to recommend per se, but I do have a brewer to recommend. He's an old pal of mine that that I aided in the brewing of the Blueline Brew and the Screw You Brew. I helped him make these beers almost a decade ago... damn how time flies. Anyway, he's a great brewer and has opened up a place with a few people out in Riverside. If you're in the area, and want to try some really good beers, give Polymath Brewing a shot.
More info can be found at the following links:
www.facebook.com/PolymathBrewing
www.polymathbrewing.com/

Mods, if this is seen as spaming, please feel free to delete. It is not my intention.

But if anyone wants to try some really good beer, given 'em a try

Cheezer517
November 20th, 2014, 01:36 AM
Ive heard good things about institution but never had a chance to get over there.

My friend brought me back "The Apprentice" from Societe brewing in SD, it was really really good. a very well balanced DIPA

The Apprentice is fantastic. So are The Pupil and The Bachelor. I highly recommend you guys check out Societe when in San Diego, if you haven't already.

Also, Council Brewing which is fairly new. They have a really good IPA called Gavel Drop, and they make a series of tart saisons which are delicious as well.

xcheck
November 22nd, 2014, 05:35 PM
Waterloo Dark... mmmmm... anyone know of any place that actually imports real Canadian beer? Not the mass produced crap (Molson, Labatts, etc). The real good stuff. Brands like Waterloo, Keiths, Upper Canada, etc.

UnholyGoalie
November 22nd, 2014, 06:06 PM
Other than the usual craft suspects, I don't remember seeing other Canadian craft brews.

BTW, not sure how many of you guys are in the west SFV. I moved from the east side to the west side back in June and found a nice beer bar a few miles away from my pad. The place is called Crazy Harry's and it's near the intersection of Winnetka and Saticoy. The GM is not only a hockey fan but a Kings fan to boot. If any of you guys are in the area let me know. They rotate their taps pretty regularly.

Salty Dog
November 24th, 2014, 11:13 AM
If you like IPAs - find this beer: http://www.breakside.com/beer/breakside-ipa/

http://www.breakside.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Breakside-IPA-bottle.jpg

BeerMan
November 25th, 2014, 10:20 PM
https://scontent-b-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/10407208_744220762319696_3899039205524910429_n.jpg ?oh=dc30298761547105f2e44fcab42b4486&oe=550EBEEF

this will be me later...
http://i60.tinypic.com/2iuq5c3.jpg

mudfisher
November 26th, 2014, 07:00 PM
Rough Draft Barrel-Aged Emboozlement Tripel Ale

I don't like bitter IPA's but this one fits me perfect.

Good strong Belgian that is good to drink.

Specifications

Style: IPA
IBU: 25
ABV: 9.5%

http://beerpulse.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/EmboozlementBarrelAgedLabel_r2.png

mudfisher
November 26th, 2014, 07:08 PM
Epic Brewing Brainless Belgian-style Golden Ale

A wonderful triple that has a good taste not overly strong.

I recommend for those who like belgians and strong ales.


http://france44.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/e/p/epic_brainless_belgian_gold_4.gif

daxx
November 26th, 2014, 08:13 PM
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b289/daxx1313/FFD437DB-C079-44D8-99BB-337CE82D269F_zpsrpm0br29.jpg (http://s21.photobucket.com/user/daxx1313/media/FFD437DB-C079-44D8-99BB-337CE82D269F_zpsrpm0br29.jpg.html)
Quite surprised by this one. Reminds me of the fresh and crisp beers me and the wifey had in Prague,
Yum!

DMAN3474
November 27th, 2014, 01:00 PM
bourbon county will be released friday, I know that total wine in north ridge has the stout and the barley wine. I haven't had it in years so I hope it is as good as I remember.

DougW8
November 30th, 2014, 09:14 AM
bourbon county will be released friday, I know that total wine in north ridge has the stout and the barley wine. I haven't had it in years so I hope it is as good as I remember.

Picked up a bottle at Liquorama in Upland yesterday. They had it behind the counter. Even though I am not supposed to drink beer, I may have to just risk it in this case.

Salty Dog
November 30th, 2014, 09:35 PM
I don't know that I'd "recommend" it, but it is definitely worth trying -

http://www.rogue.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/beard_beer1.png

Kinda has a Belgium taste to it, so not my favorite, but not a bad brew.

"Beard Beer is brewed with a yeast created from Brewmaster John Maier’s beard. No need to freak out, brewers have used wild yeasts in beer making for centuries. John has had the same old growth beard since 1978 and for over 15,000 brews, so it is no great surprise that a natural yeast ideal for brewing was discovered in his beard. What does Beard Beer taste like? Try it, we think you’ll be surprised…"

mitchrock
December 1st, 2014, 10:58 AM
Picked up Alaskan's variety pack a 12 pack that had their Amber Ale, American Pale Ale, White Ale and Pumpkin Porter. Also picked up Sierra Nevada's Winter pack featuring their Pale Ale, Chocolate Porter, Coffee Stout and Boomerang IPA.

roenick
December 1st, 2014, 02:17 PM
Picked up Alaskan's variety pack a 12 pack that had their Amber Ale, American Pale Ale, White Ale and Pumpkin Porter. Also picked up Sierra Nevada's Winter pack featuring their Pale Ale, Chocolate Porter, Coffee Stout and Boomerang IPA.

You know how much I like the Amber but the White is wonderful too!

mitchrock
December 1st, 2014, 02:47 PM
Also picked up one bottle of Alaska's Smoked Porter.

Last week, I drank a 6er of Red Hook Longhammer IPA. Forgot how good that stuff is.

BeerMan
December 8th, 2014, 11:08 PM
https://scontent-a-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/10349976_10204645204263463_5914544320599307264_n.j pg?oh=0240f8cc54ac07e4d2da5f158bda813e&oe=5516BF84
I had this yesterday. 18.9%. mmmmmm goot!

notbob
December 9th, 2014, 11:25 AM
https://scontent-a-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/10349976_10204645204263463_5914544320599307264_n.j pg?oh=0240f8cc54ac07e4d2da5f158bda813e&oe=5516BF84
I had this yesterday. 18.9%. mmmmmm goot!

im guessing thats how the wifey got you back to your car as well

daxx
December 9th, 2014, 01:26 PM
I don't know if you all have the same problem that I do. I buy the beer and then let is sit in my fridge. The same thing with wine, except it sits in my wine fridge. Every occasion where I think I should open one, I don't. Instead I go for a beer or glass of wine that's less expensive and easy to obtain. So... there they sit. I really don't know when the "right" occasion is to open them and enjoy the wonderment. Do any of you have this issue? The last time I checked I have about 20 different bottles of decent beers and over 50 bottles of wine.

BeerMan
December 9th, 2014, 07:33 PM
I have about 50 bottles of beer sitting around. problem is, the wench or I would grab a 6er and finish those before cracking open any of the other ones, and just about all of them are bombers.

#firstworldproblems (http://letsgokings.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=firstworldproblems)

DougW8
December 10th, 2014, 10:14 AM
Well considering that if I want a beer, I need to share it these days, I have the same thing. Gout really screwed up my beer drinking, although I can sample some every now and then. Speaking of sampling, anyone out near San Bernardino should check out the State on State. It should be opening up any day now, and is owned by a former bartender at Eureka in Claremont. He will have Bourbon County Stout on tap for the opening.

UnholyGoalie
December 10th, 2014, 11:48 AM
I don't know if you all have the same problem that I do. I buy the beer and then let is sit in my fridge. The same thing with wine, except it sits in my wine fridge. Every occasion where I think I should open one, I don't. Instead I go for a beer or glass of wine that's less expensive and easy to obtain. So... there they sit. I really don't know when the "right" occasion is to open them and enjoy the wonderment. Do any of you have this issue? The last time I checked I have about 20 different bottles of decent beers and over 50 bottles of wine.
I admit I have the same problem. It's stupid, really. All these great beers sitting there collecting dust. Money spent for great experiences that I have trouble letting myself have because once I have it...it's gone. But if I never have, what was the point in the first place?

A well respected member on another forum would always give his opinion when the topic would come up. Smoke your best everyday (it's a cigar forum) because you never know what tomorrow will bring. Life is precious and you never know when your day will come. If it comes before you have a chance to smoke that cigar you've been saving (or wine, or beer, etc), what was the use in getting it in the first place?

Need an occasion to open that wine or beer? It's Wednesday. The sun rose. Your loved ones are around. Maybe the Kings won a game. Maybe your child aced a test. Maybe your car started without trouble. Maybe traffic was better than it normally is. Maybe you found a penny on the ground. Maybe you completed doing the laundry. Any one of those is a fine reason. You never know if you'll get a better chance.

JGON85
December 20th, 2014, 05:48 PM
Anyone try the Pacific NW Ale at the Dude's? It's worked its way up to my beer of the moment

If you are in the South Bay Area, both the Dudes and Absolution have a solid deal on Groupon

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/12/20/63f64dbd30705a3a0a8e7a58d9afe611.jpg


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

daxx
December 27th, 2014, 12:43 PM
I had the Firestone 18th Anniversary Ale on Christmas with the family, and I must say that it is one complex brew. It's a combination of a bunch of other Firestone Brews of high octane like the Parabola, and it backs a wallop at 13%. I found if to be very rich and malty (just how I like beers) with very little hoppiness. I served it cold and the more subtle flavors would have been detectable at a slightly warmer temperature. Since I was sharing with people who don't normally drink this style of beer I opted for the very cold temp.
I still have a bottle of it in the fridge, but that one I'm going to sit on for a few years. Overall, it was a fantastic beer. I recommend sharing it with friends that will "get" it, because in my opinion is a lot of beer to handle by one person.

http://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/2210/133291/

BeerMan
January 7th, 2015, 08:11 PM
KRBC is having another Citra lottery

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1148273

BeerMan
January 7th, 2015, 08:31 PM
I had the Firestone 18th Anniversary Ale on Christmas with the family, and I must say that it is one complex brew. It's a combination of a bunch of other Firestone Brews of high octane like the Parabola, and it backs a wallop at 13%. I found if to be very rich and malty (just how I like beers) with very little hoppiness. I served it cold and the more subtle flavors would have been detectable at a slightly warmer temperature. Since I was sharing with people who don't normally drink this style of beer I opted for the very cold temp.
I still have a bottle of it in the fridge, but that one I'm going to sit on for a few years. Overall, it was a fantastic beer. I recommend sharing it with friends that will "get" it, because in my opinion is a lot of beer to handle by one person.

http://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/2210/133291/

if you're into high octane beers, daxx, then look for Mikkeller Black Fist. it packs a whopping 26.1%. since finding out about it last week, I have been on the hunt for it.

also, if you can, find Hangar 24's Pugachev's Cobra. 18.9%. it's pure motor oil!

JGON85
January 9th, 2015, 12:42 PM
Anyone going to the Oskar Blues keg night at Alpine Village tonight? 5303

UnholyGoalie
January 10th, 2015, 12:02 PM
No, but sounds cool. I wish I was closer to Alpine Village as there doesn't seem to be much German places around the valley. Torrance is a long haul to make in order to drink beer.

daxx
January 24th, 2015, 10:48 AM
if you're into high octane beers, daxx, then look for Mikkeller Black Fist. it packs a whopping 26.1%. since finding out about it last week, I have been on the hunt for it.

also, if you can, find Hangar 24's Pugachev's Cobra. 18.9%. it's pure motor oil!

If the alcohol gets too high (at least to me) it kinda loses the spirit of being beer and becomes somewhat like port. I like port, but a bomber of it is waaaay too much for me. Just bought a Sucaba (abacus backwards) the other day and noticed it's also 13+%. Yikes! The eventual beer tasting that I have with these beers is going to be a mess. I hope people don't puke from all the alcohol, bc it will be a horrible waste of beer.

Another beer I had recently was the Better Weather IPA from Golden Road Brewery. Its about 9%, super hoppy, and a nice amber color. It was so floral with hops that it was bordering on sweet. If you can get your hands on it, do so. You'll love it.

BeerMan
January 24th, 2015, 11:21 AM
beer with high ACV is not meant to be served in pint glasses. why do you think they served those in smaller portions in a tulip or a globular glass? besides, these beers are best used in a beer tasting event with a group of friends. a bomber can fill 5 cups easily (around 4 oz each).

UnholyGoalie
January 24th, 2015, 03:27 PM
It's important to have food, snacks and water if you're going to be cracking those high ABV bottles.

Salty Dog
January 26th, 2015, 09:53 AM
Another kick-ass IPA from Breakside. Delicious stuff.
http://www.breakside.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/wanderlust-ipa.jpg

The only problem with our IPAs is keeping them in stock. To fulfill the desire for Breakside outside of Oregon, we crafted an IPA simply for export. Wanderlust is modeled after the India Golden Ale, a double IPA our very own Jacob Leonard brewed in collaboration with Ninkasi in 2013. It’s bright golden in color and has intense juicy notes of tropical and grapefruit. We use five pungent hops in this beer and keep the malt profile as light as possible so that the interplay of hop flavors can really shine. Whether you find Wanderlust in Portland or elsewhere, we’re stoked to share with you this new take on the Northwest IPA.

A golden IPA loaded with hop flavor.

shadowalk
January 28th, 2015, 12:33 PM
I
i admit i have the same problem. It's stupid, really. All these great beers sitting there collecting dust. Money spent for great experiences that i have trouble letting myself have because once i have it...it's gone. But if i never have, what was the point in the first place?

A well respected member on another forum would always give his opinion when the topic would come up. Smoke your best everyday (it's a cigar forum) because you never know what tomorrow will bring. Life is precious and you never know when your day will come. If it comes before you have a chance to smoke that cigar you've been saving (or wine, or beer, etc), what was the use in getting it in the first place
Need an occasion to open that wine or beer? It's wednesday. The sun rose. Your loved ones are around. Maybe the kings won a game. Maybe your child aced a test. Maybe your car started without trouble. Maybe traffic was better than it normally is. Maybe you found a penny on the ground. Maybe you completed doing the laundry. Any one of those is a fine reason. You never know if you'll get a better chance.

Listen to this man. Today IS a special occasion.

Cheezer517
January 28th, 2015, 04:51 PM
KRBC is having another Citra lottery

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1148273

I finally won it. 5th time's a charm, I guess. Going up to Kern on Saturday to pick up my bottles and have fresh Citra on draft. Can't wait. It's been a while.

BeerMan
January 28th, 2015, 10:57 PM
yeah, so I won the initial lottery. my wench got a second chance and won it as well. so, there will be 12 bottles of Citra in this household. if you're nice, maybe we'll spare one. ;)

DougW8
January 29th, 2015, 08:18 AM
yeah, so I won the initial lottery. my wench got a second chance and won it as well. so, there will be 12 bottles of Citra in this household. if you're nice, maybe we'll spare one. ;)

Would love to get one of those to take up to my son when I visit him for the Stadium game. What would it take. I still have a few beers in stock, or would be happy to bring you a growler of beer from Claremont Craft Ales. I could even throw in a couple dozen cookies.

!Kings!
January 29th, 2015, 10:13 AM
https://untappd.com/b/bottle-logic-brewing-recursion-1-1/815659

Not sure if it has already been in this thread, but for those who like the local craft breweries, this one is worth the trip..

BeerMan
January 29th, 2015, 07:30 PM
Would love to get one of those to take up to my son when I visit him for the Stadium game. What would it take. I still have a few beers in stock, or would be happy to bring you a growler of beer from Claremont Craft Ales. I could even throw in a couple dozen cookies.

done. we plan to go up to KRBC the weekend of Feb 7. we also are going to the Reign game the next weekend and if you're around, we can meet up before the game at that brewery or the other. how many are there? five??

DougW8
January 30th, 2015, 09:08 AM
done. we plan to go up to KRBC the weekend of Feb 7. we also are going to the Reign game the next weekend and if you're around, we can meet up before the game at that brewery or the other. how many are there? five??

Sounds good to me, I will be around that weekend.

UnholyGoalie
February 7th, 2015, 10:23 PM
Belching Beaver Horchata imperial stout. Good stuff. The cinnamon is there but tame, which I think works well. The body is thick and chewy but still smooth.
http://i60.tinypic.com/6fbkvq.jpg

The Bruery Shegoat weizenbock. Other than Ladyface's version, which I enjoy more because I just plain dig their stuff, I have yet to have an American weizenbock that approaches either Vitus or Aventinus. This one isn't changing that.
http://i60.tinypic.com/e17ous.jpg

JGON85
February 8th, 2015, 12:57 AM
For those willing to make the trek to Ventura county, I know I will

http://www.laweekly.com/restaurants/tickets-go-on-sale-sunday-for-firestone-walker-invitational-beer-fest-2015-5375848

BeerMan
February 8th, 2015, 04:04 PM
Belching Beaver Horchata imperial stout. Good stuff. The cinnamon is there but tame, which I think works well. The body is thick and chewy but still smooth.
http://i60.tinypic.com/6fbkvq.jpg


I finished that bottle last week. found myself disappointed. not much horchata in this. Pacific Plate (Monrovia) churns one out better than this.

Salty Dog
February 8th, 2015, 08:56 PM
Got a case of these three today, plus the Bridgeport IPA - http://bridgeporttrilogy.com/

All very nice beers. Went great with the BBQ chicken I was grilling in a lightning storm.
https://www.davidsonsliquors.com/media/catalog/product/cache/2/image/1000x1330/d0abd60b1ebaab657f68ba9b11e40d4e/1/6/16131.jpg

DougW8
February 9th, 2015, 08:36 AM
Got a case of these three today, plus the Bridgeport IPA - http://bridgeporttrilogy.com/

All very nice beers. Went great with the BBQ chicken I was grilling in a lightning storm.
https://www.davidsonsliquors.com/media/catalog/product/cache/2/image/1000x1330/d0abd60b1ebaab657f68ba9b11e40d4e/1/6/16131.jpg
We have come full circle. Bridgeport Pintail Ale started this thread this thread many years ago. I once made the trip back from Oregon with 2 cases of Bridgeport, at a time when you couldn't get it down here.

BeerMan
February 9th, 2015, 08:06 PM
I miss the Pintail Ale

DRGinLBC
February 13th, 2015, 11:33 AM
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/404123/Great%20One.JPG

This DIPA is growing on me. Label isn't half bad either.

JGON85
February 13th, 2015, 08:00 PM
This beer is a revelation!

Boulder Chocolate Shake Porter on nitro

5320

BeerMan
February 15th, 2015, 10:59 PM
Sambroso - OC Brew Ha Ha Craft Beer & Taco Festival (http://www.sabrosotacofest.com/)
Tickets go on sale Monday, 2/16/15, at 9:00 AM and will sell out fast!
I have been to the last couple of events and they have been a blast. great beer and food selection.

notbob
February 16th, 2015, 09:54 AM
Sambroso - OC Brew Ha Ha Craft Beer & Taco Festival (http://www.sabrosotacofest.com/)
Tickets go on sale Monday, 2/16/15, at 9:00 AM and will sell out fast!
I have been to the last couple of events and they have been a blast. great beer and food selection.

We went 2 years ago, buts its too long of a drive for us

BeerMan
February 16th, 2015, 07:40 PM
We went 2 years ago, buts its too long of a drive for us

they all always seem to be in just OC. luckily, I have family and friends in Lakewood/LBC to get a ride with.

Big Red
February 18th, 2015, 07:02 PM
This beer is a revelation!

Boulder Chocolate Shake Porter on nitro

5320

where did you get this?

JGON85
February 18th, 2015, 07:30 PM
where did you get this?

Lock and Key in Downey, nice gastropub with a nice rotating selection of taps.

While you're there try the North Coast Red Seal Ale, best American ale I've had ever.

daxx
February 21st, 2015, 01:26 PM
I tried the Lagunitas Lil' Sumpin the other day and thought it was fantastic. Lots of balanced flavor with hoppyness that isn't overpowering.

notbob
February 28th, 2015, 11:55 PM
Belching Beaver Horchata imperial stout. Good stuff. The cinnamon is there but tame, which I think works well. The body is thick and chewy but still smooth.
http://i60.tinypic.com/6fbkvq.jpg

The Bruery Shegoat weizenbock. Other than Ladyface's version, which I enjoy more because I just plain dig their stuff, I have yet to have an American weizenbock that approaches either Vitus or Aventinus. This one isn't changing that.
http://i60.tinypic.com/e17ous.jpg

Just tried beavers peanutbutter stout and its great.

UnholyGoalie
March 2nd, 2015, 09:02 PM
For those who love coffee and porters, try this one if you can find it. I've had it on tap before and it has the truest coffee taste in a beer that I can remember. While I think it's a bit better on tap, in the bottle it's still quite good.
http://i60.tinypic.com/1z72dlw.jpg

mudfisher
March 3rd, 2015, 09:15 PM
Those who like Bock and Doppelbock lagers this is a wonderful beer.

Epic Brewing Double Skull Doppelbock Lager.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2839/12396291333_5fe8a91255_h.jpg

mudfisher
March 5th, 2015, 10:53 PM
Had one of these beauties today and it was great.

Smooth, good taste of chocolate and caramel. Though at 9.1 % ALC. you only need 1 or 2 and you are feeling it.

http://www.holidaywinecellar.com/images/Product/large/17507.jpg

Salty Dog
March 6th, 2015, 08:11 AM
Really enjoyed this one.
http://res.cloudinary.com/ratebeer/image/upload/w_250,c_limit,q_85,d_beer_def.gif/beer_242364.jpg

DRGinLBC
March 6th, 2015, 09:32 AM
Had one of these beauties today and it was great.

Smooth, good taste of chocolate and caramel. Though at 9.1 % ALC. you only need 1 or 2 and you are feeling it.

http://www.holidaywinecellar.com/images/Product/large/17507.jpg

Where did you find this?

mudfisher
March 6th, 2015, 01:09 PM
Where did you find this?

One of the best hidden gems of liquor stores in So Cal.

http://shop.liquormartwhittier.com/

DRGinLBC
March 6th, 2015, 01:33 PM
Why did they do this? None of their experimental beers have worked. This looks like ass. Anyone here wasted $13 on it?

http://www.themarysue.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/srirachabeer.jpg

DMAN3474
March 6th, 2015, 04:20 PM
Why did they do this? None of their experimental beers have worked. This looks like ass. Anyone here wasted $13 on it?

http://www.themarysue.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/srirachabeer.jpg

I was in total wine on wednesday, some guy had four of them in his cart. That sounds terrible to me, unless you are going to use it for beer can chicken or something.

mervaldez
March 7th, 2015, 07:25 PM
I was in total wine on wednesday, some guy had four of them in his cart. That sounds terrible to me, unless you are going to use it for beer can chicken or something.

When the beer is more than the chicken you've got a problem.

Dexter
March 9th, 2015, 07:07 PM
http://cdn2.bigcommerce.com/server900/b0811/products/3558/images/4860/dudeipa__90102.1411604406.1280.1280.JPG?c=2

Bought because bottle, drunk because reasons.

UnholyGoalie
March 10th, 2015, 08:58 PM
Celebratin'.
http://i61.tinypic.com/2lm8k91.jpg

UnholyGoalie
March 24th, 2015, 09:18 PM
2008 DFH World Wide Stout
http://i61.tinypic.com/xqgw95.jpg

UnholyGoalie
March 27th, 2015, 09:32 PM
I'll just leave this here...
http://i58.tinypic.com/10pastz.jpg

notbob
March 28th, 2015, 08:26 PM
Damn Kings. Oh well at least the night wasnt a total loss.

http://rs1107.pbsrc.com/albums/h395/bob8880/Mobile%20Uploads/20150328_193433.jpg~320x480

beady eye
April 11th, 2015, 11:30 PM
I had a few Downtown Lost Coast today . I liked it .

DMAN3474
April 13th, 2015, 10:56 AM
Pizza port is coming out with a new DIPA called the Kook. I tried it last week, it was pretty good. They said to expect it in stores mid may.

roenick
April 15th, 2015, 10:58 AM
Not sure if this has been posted in the thread yet but it is my new favorite. Very simple beer and worth a try. Nothing serious and they go down easy. I have only found them at higher end stores - Central Market and Whole Foods - to this point but trust me - you want to try one.

http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/mtstandard.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/9/c1/9c1a86a8-bb84-11e2-a8de-001a4bcf887a/51906bdda51bb.preview-620.jpg

And one last thing? They are 8% ...

bad91
April 15th, 2015, 11:28 AM
Was in Newport yesterday, i had 2 beers....Black Phoenix by Bootleggers Brewery, dark spicy coffee stout. I am not a big coffee fan but this beer was pretty good with the chipotle spices, having a good kick to it. and at Mutt Lynch's, i had a Stone Go To IPA....pretty good.

DRGinLBC
April 15th, 2015, 11:29 AM
Friend of mine just brought this back from beantown. Will report back shortly.

http://www.craftbeerkings.com/image/cache/data/SAM_0764-500x500.JPG

DRGinLBC
April 15th, 2015, 11:31 AM
Love chai...wasn't a fan of this beer. It got worse as it warmed up. Sucks. I was really looking forward to it.

http://cdn.beeradvocate.com/im/beers/155894.jpg

DRGinLBC
April 15th, 2015, 12:45 PM
Not sure if this has been posted in the thread yet but it is my new favorite. Very simple beer and worth a try. Nothing serious and they go down easy. I have only found them at higher end stores - Central Market and Whole Foods - to this point but trust me - you want to try one.

http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/mtstandard.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/9/c1/9c1a86a8-bb84-11e2-a8de-001a4bcf887a/51906bdda51bb.preview-620.jpg

And one last thing? They are 8% ...

Looks like 4% to me. Did you drink 2? :)

http://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/1422/116877/

roenick
April 15th, 2015, 12:51 PM
Looks like 4% to me. Did you drink 2? :)

http://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/1422/116877/

Interesting! I will check again but I thought it said 8%!

notbob
April 15th, 2015, 01:02 PM
8 Proof!

DRGinLBC
April 15th, 2015, 01:38 PM
Interesting! I will check again but I thought it said 8%!

8% back to local causes. Don't be a jerk. Recycle.

http://beerstreetjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/Montucky-Cold-Snack-960x696.jpg

BeerMan
April 15th, 2015, 06:02 PM
Montucky, eh. when is the Fontucky beer coming out? helloooo Fontana, do something!

daxx
April 23rd, 2015, 07:26 AM
I shared a 2013 Firestone Parabola with my brother a while back and it was fantastic. Very complex flavors of carmel, dark chocolate with touches of coffee/espresso. At 13% alcohol it really packs a punch. It threw me over the edge for the rest of the day. I have another 2013 that I'll save for another day, but I'm looking forward to cracking open one of my 2014s and see if they are similar.

Big Red
April 23rd, 2015, 09:27 AM
Damn Kings. Oh well at least the night wasnt a total loss.

http://rs1107.pbsrc.com/albums/h395/bob8880/Mobile%20Uploads/20150328_193433.jpg~320x480
I had this on tap at Yard House a few weeks ago. I really liked it

notbob
April 23rd, 2015, 09:28 AM
I had this on tap at Yard House a few weeks ago. I really liked it

I have been meaning to check them out for happy hour, and now i have a reason to

UnholyGoalie
April 23rd, 2015, 11:38 AM
Parabola is one of the few beers I make a point to buy bottles of when it comes around. Hope we get another wave of cases in LA in the next month.

mudfisher
April 23rd, 2015, 07:47 PM
This is a really good Scotch-style ale from Moylan's Brewery from Northern California.

A good read up on it.
https://arkansasbeerblog.wordpress.com/2011/10/05/scotch-ale-for-arkansas-highlanders/

can be found at: Whittier Liquor Mart (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Liquor-Mart/240511972626651?fref=ts)

https://arkansasbeerblog.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/kilt-lifter-with-glass.gif

!Kings!
April 23rd, 2015, 08:49 PM
Forgive me if this was posted already, but the latest batch is something special...

http://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/1337/5614/

UnholyGoalie
April 24th, 2015, 09:39 AM
That's one of my favorites. I always try to pick up a bottle when I see one on the shelf. Great scotch ale.

DRGinLBC
April 24th, 2015, 10:06 AM
Wife and I polished off a fresh growler of Row 2 we brought back from the brewery. I could bathe in this stuff. IMO...it's a perfect pale.

http://www.unnecessaryumlaut.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/russian-river_Row2Hill56.jpg

Salty Dog
April 24th, 2015, 01:55 PM
Excellent IPA
http://res.cloudinary.com/ratebeer/image/upload/w_250,c_limit,q_85,d_beer_def.gif/beer_128415.jpg

mudfisher
April 24th, 2015, 06:13 PM
Ommegang BEER TASTING & DINNER (http://www.bjsrestaurants.com/beerdinners)

This looks awesome. I might do this.

daxx
May 2nd, 2015, 04:32 AM
Parabola is one of the few beers I make a point to buy bottles of when it comes around. Hope we get another wave of cases in LA in the next month.

My wife and I go to Paso Robles every so often, and each time I've gone their tasting room has been closed. With any luck I'll be able to stock up on a few other rare brews. I'm sitting on a 2015 Sucaba, so if they're open and have it I'll give it a shot there.

UnholyGoalie
May 4th, 2015, 08:53 PM
I recommend:

http://i58.tinypic.com/a4qsut.jpg

bad91
May 12th, 2015, 08:40 AM
Shiner Birthday Beer.....damn good chocolate stout!

UnholyGoalie
May 14th, 2015, 09:26 PM
It's cool and raining. Eff it. I'm cracking this one open.
http://i59.tinypic.com/s4bfjc.jpg

Big Red
May 18th, 2015, 09:56 AM
I recommend:

http://i58.tinypic.com/a4qsut.jpg

I had their IPA this weekend and wasn't impressed. Maybe I'll give this a shot

DRGinLBC
May 18th, 2015, 10:01 AM
They are selling this in 4-packs now. Found one over the weekend. Very tasty.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-RxyVGnp_gE4/VBizsJ35D1I/AAAAAAAADFk/UHa8FfCX8Hk/s1600/Ivan4pkphoto.jpg

BeerMan
May 18th, 2015, 06:21 PM
http://41.media.tumblr.com/d69b3cacf2e4b60fc302f9238edbc6ba/tumblr_ngk28ecUgW1r8sqoxo1_500.jpg

not the first time I had this. tried it at a taster months ago. then a friend got it for me.

I was practically shaking the last drop out of the bottle. oak barrel aged. it is THAT good.

Big Red
June 4th, 2015, 11:07 AM
Can you guys recommend any good breweries/tap rooms/bars in the West LA/Santa Monica/Culver City area?

SirJW
June 4th, 2015, 01:55 PM
El Segundo Brewing's new expanded Tap Room is opening this weekend I believe.

Big Red
June 4th, 2015, 02:18 PM
El Segundo Brewing's new expanded Tap Room is opening this weekend I believe.

Thanks! I really like their beer. One of my buddies always brings over Growlers with their beer.

DMAN3474
June 4th, 2015, 03:27 PM
El Segundo Brewing's new expanded Tap Room is opening this weekend I believe.

They posted a picture of it on their Instagram account today. I kinda liked how the one is now, except that it is tiny.. Their hammerland is a really great DIPA followed by two5left. The mayberry single blows away most regular IPAs imo

BeerMan
June 4th, 2015, 09:41 PM
I've been hearing great things about ESBC. definitely would check it out when in the area. it's across the street from Rock n Brews, right?

BeerMan
June 4th, 2015, 09:56 PM
see if you can find these gems from Atlanta, GA. I had the 420 Exta PA the other night without bothering to take a photo of the pack. just had the IPA tonight. good stuff.

https://scontent-lax1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtf1/v/t1.0-9/11254499_10206047993812325_8630318877065423_n.jpg? oh=1a11ccde9156fdf380b9d992c0f6f50c&oe=55F5719E

DMAN3474
June 5th, 2015, 01:34 PM
I've been hearing great things about ESBC. definitely would check it out when in the area. it's across the street from Rock n Brews, right?

Correct, not sure where the entrance to the new tap room is going to be though

mudfisher
June 5th, 2015, 07:23 PM
WOW.

Petrus Aged Red

Little overpowering with sour cherries but really good.

A great sour beer.

http://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/718/90671/

https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/hphotos-xfa1/t51.2885-15/s320x320/e15/11327897_846506878718712_1379638590_n.jpg

BeerMan
June 6th, 2015, 11:59 PM
did you have cheese to go with it?

mudfisher
June 7th, 2015, 10:02 AM
did you have cheese to go with it?

Just more beer.

DRGinLBC
June 11th, 2015, 11:50 AM
Huntington Beach brewery...that delivers growlers to your door (if you live in HB). They bottle this Dan K IPA and it is excellent. If you find it, grab a bottle. Tastes a lot like RR Blind Pig (no joke). I've had luck finding bottles at Mr. Kegs in HB if you're ever in the area. Make the trip...there is an excellent butcher across the street.

http://riipbeer.com/images/beers/DanK_02.jpg

DRGinLBC
June 11th, 2015, 12:06 PM
WOW.

Petrus Aged Red

Little overpowering with sour cherries but really good.

A great sour beer.

http://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/718/90671/

https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/hphotos-xfa1/t51.2885-15/s320x320/e15/11327897_846506878718712_1379638590_n.jpg

Where did you find this? Is it readily available? I've been on a belgian sour kick as of late.

mudfisher
June 11th, 2015, 01:57 PM
Where did you find this? Is it readily available? I've been on a belgian sour kick as of late.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Liquor-Mart/240511972626651

One of the best non-name brand liquor stores in So Cal in my opinion.

Whittier Liquor Mart
13583 Whittier Blvd
Whittier, California

They have everything including a sizable keg collection. Also, if they don't have it they will find it and get it for you.

daxx
June 11th, 2015, 04:56 PM
Thank you Sir! I'll have to hit them up in the future for a few beers I've been on the hunt for.

DRGinLBC
June 12th, 2015, 08:52 AM
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Liquor-Mart/240511972626651

One of the best non-name brand liquor stores in So Cal in my opinion.

Whittier Liquor Mart
13583 Whittier Blvd
Whittier, California

They have everything including a sizable keg collection. Also, if they don't have it they will find it and get it for you.

Thank you. I actually got one at Total Wine. They had quite a few. Look forward to trying it tonight.

GoKings!
June 21st, 2015, 02:29 AM
Budweiser, is, good.

DougW8
June 25th, 2015, 07:50 AM
Lagunitas opening a brewery in Azusa. Link: (http://la.eater.com/2015/6/24/8838437/lagunitas-brewing-craft-beer-brewery-los-angeles-azusa-coming)

BeerMan
June 25th, 2015, 06:19 PM
Lagunitas opening a brewery in Azusa. Link: (http://la.eater.com/2015/6/24/8838437/lagunitas-brewing-craft-beer-brewery-los-angeles-azusa-coming)

whaaaat??

UnholyGoalie
June 26th, 2015, 09:46 PM
Unfortunately the butter flavor in this is muddling all the bourbon, vanilla, and butterscotch.
http://i57.tinypic.com/5nvkwi.jpg

DRGinLBC
July 10th, 2015, 10:51 AM
Unfortunately the butter flavor in this is muddling all the bourbon, vanilla, and butterscotch.
http://i57.tinypic.com/5nvkwi.jpg

Pass by that bottle often...so tempted. Glad to hear an honest review. I had the first batch of Silva Stout (in 12oz bottles). It was so delicious.

UnholyGoalie
July 10th, 2015, 09:57 PM
I had it on tap a couple years ago and I agree it was excellent. That bottle was a far cry from what I tasted on tap.

BeerMan
July 11th, 2015, 04:06 PM
http://www.arrogantbastard.com/bourbon/BBAAB_6packBottle.png

get this, you must. it is better than the Oaked batch.

KingsOvAllKings
July 13th, 2015, 09:46 AM
Had a good weekend with 2014 Firestone Parabola, Sucaba, The Bruery's Befuddlement, and Viejo Rojo.

Liquor Mart in Whittier is great, some other great craft beer liquor stores:

Fullerton Beverage in Fullerton, Certified in Monrovia.

jccawdrey
July 13th, 2015, 11:27 AM
http://www.arrogantbastard.com/bourbon/BBAAB_6packBottle.png

get this, you must. it is better than the Oaked batch. They have this on draft at the Marina Marriott. My buddy had one Friday night and raved about it

BeerMan
July 13th, 2015, 06:25 PM
some other great craft beer liquor stores:

Certified in Monrovia.

how dare you out my favorite secret beer store! :P

you should follow Certified Market on Instagram. they post updates of what they stock on a daily basis.

BeerMan
July 13th, 2015, 06:26 PM
They have this on draft at the Marina Marriott. My buddy had one Friday night and raved about it

I'm having one right now

KingsOvAllKings
July 15th, 2015, 11:40 AM
how dare you out my favorite secret beer store! :P

you should follow Certified Market on Instagram. they post updates of what they stock on a daily basis.

One of my friends works there and another couple of friends live close by. :punk:

BeerMan
July 15th, 2015, 08:45 PM
if it's the bald guy, he's one cool MFer!

mudfisher
July 16th, 2015, 06:51 PM
Wow! Amazing.

Very eclectic Robust Roasted Chocolate taste.

Very good.

http://www.craftbeercritics.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/photo-6.jpg

BeerMan
July 16th, 2015, 09:37 PM
Firestone Walker Brewing Acquired by Duvel Moortgat (http://thefullpint.com/beer-news/firestone-walker-brewing-has-been-acquired-by-duvel-moortgat/)

at least Duvel isn't InBev (A&B)

UnholyGoalie
July 17th, 2015, 09:12 AM
Yeah, I'm a little worried about FW having an investor or being bought out, but very relieved it's not AB Inbev or Molson/Coors. I don't really have anything against Goose Island, but for each one of their beers I could pickup a FW beer that was comparable if not better, and know that my $ was not going to AB and their brewed the hard way, non-fussy beers.

UnholyGoalie
July 17th, 2015, 09:51 PM
'12 Cismontane Black's Nocturne. Worth a re-visit if I ever see a bottle of it again.

http://i57.tinypic.com/i4es0h.jpg

mudfisher
July 20th, 2015, 09:13 AM
OMG this is LOL

Germans infuse beer with Helium. I dunno if this is a joke or what but still funny.

https://video.xx.fbcdn.net/hvideo-xfa1/v/t42.1790-2/11381937_10153319120451280_322111919_n.mp4?efg=eyJ ybHIiOjQ0NCwicmxhIjo4MzMsInZlbmNvZGVfdGFnIjoicmVzX zQyNl9jcmZfMjNfbWFpbl8zLjBfc2QifQ%3D%3D&rl=444&vabr=247&oh=e4ff00cfd90c58ea71bef5cef7f238a3&oe=55AD495D

JGON85
July 20th, 2015, 08:32 PM
Shout out to notbob for the idea

http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/20/d8f9f9c8d0f9bf278274e50025dce65f.jpg


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

daxx
July 22nd, 2015, 07:45 AM
What I find really sad is that I can't drink much beer anymore. I'm starting to get a spare-tire and it diminishes considerably when I don't drink beer for a week or two. So now I have a bunch of beers that I'm aging in my fridge for a time where I can drink them. My wife is thoroughly annoyed at me for this. It's taking up almost half of the top of our fridge.
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b289/daxx1313/11665575_10204044437462870_1633827090759875225_n_z psgkora6om.jpg (http://s21.photobucket.com/user/daxx1313/media/11665575_10204044437462870_1633827090759875225_n_z psgkora6om.jpg.html)

DRGinLBC
July 22nd, 2015, 08:48 AM
What I find really sad is that I can't drink much beer anymore. I'm starting to get a spare-tire and it diminishes considerably when I don't drink beer for a week or two. So now I have a bunch of beers that I'm aging in my fridge for a time where I can drink them. My wife is thoroughly annoyed at me for this. It's taking up almost half of the top of our fridge.
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b289/daxx1313/11665575_10204044437462870_1633827090759875225_n_z psgkora6om.jpg (http://s21.photobucket.com/user/daxx1313/media/11665575_10204044437462870_1633827090759875225_n_z psgkora6om.jpg.html)

You can store them in my beer fridge if you'd like.

UnholyGoalie
July 22nd, 2015, 11:03 AM
I'm trying to limit the drinking to thursday-Sunday only. I spent a few weeks drinking more often and noticed it wasn't helping in the losing-weight dept. And with my healing hip/back issues, I can't be as active as I used to. I wonder how many of these beer geeks have gained a crap ton of weight over the years. Reading posts on other sites, some guys put away a helluva lot of beer daily.

BeerMan
July 22nd, 2015, 09:10 PM
What I find really sad is that I can't drink much beer anymore. I'm starting to get a spare-tire and it diminishes considerably when I don't drink beer for a week or two. So now I have a bunch of beers that I'm aging in my fridge for a time where I can drink them. My wife is thoroughly annoyed at me for this. It's taking up almost half of the top of our fridge.
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b289/daxx1313/11665575_10204044437462870_1633827090759875225_n_z psgkora6om.jpg (http://s21.photobucket.com/user/daxx1313/media/11665575_10204044437462870_1633827090759875225_n_z psgkora6om.jpg.html)

same dilemma here. except...

my wench doesn't roll her eyes in annoyance. ;)

on the losing weight dept, I had a doctor tell me that my cholesterol was high and my weight was diabetic borderline. she suggested.... wait, I said she, yes?.... that I cut back on carbs and exercise some more. beer being among others like pasta, bread, sweets, rice, etc....

granted I did have a handful of beers a week for a long time, so I cut that down to no more than 3 per. parties on the weekends are something else but they are few and far in between nowadays because I'm getting too old for that ****, ya know?

I love sandwiches and Italian food. cut down to 1 sandwich/burger a week and 1-2 Italian a month. same with rice. increased my diet with white meat and seafood.

and I walk more regularly. luckily I live near the hills so they help.

after a year of all that, I dropped from 200 to 185 and get more remarks on how slim I've looked, with some friends telling me to eat more.

UnholyGoalie
July 23rd, 2015, 09:44 PM
Ballast Point Calm Before the Storm. I was hoping this would be similar to Noble Aleworks Naughty Sauce. Similar, but not the same. Still enjoyable, however. Interesting getting coffee and vanilla flavors in a beer that isn't an imperial stout and doesn't have the thick body.
http://i59.tinypic.com/2iw50dw.jpg

DRGinLBC
July 24th, 2015, 08:41 AM
Ballast Point Calm Before the Storm. I was hoping this would be similar to Noble Aleworks Naughty Sauce. Similar, but not the same. Still enjoyable, however. Interesting getting coffee and vanilla flavors in a beer that isn't an imperial stout and doesn't have the thick body.
http://i59.tinypic.com/2iw50dw.jpg

Nice. Haven't seen this one. I'll need to search it out. Sounds like my kind of brew.

DMAN3474
July 24th, 2015, 10:14 AM
El Segundo brewing is doing a same day bottle and delivery today to most of their retailers for their Grand hill IPA, go out and find a fresh one!!

BeerMan
July 25th, 2015, 12:26 AM
https://scontent-lax1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtf1/v/t1.0-9/11745795_10206467029487955_7950081158657441905_n.j pg?oh=7f6f462af90e1a9370a85b6d20048cba&oe=565C6DF3

notbob
July 25th, 2015, 08:13 AM
https://scontent-lax1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtf1/v/t1.0-9/11745795_10206467029487955_7950081158657441905_n.j pg?oh=7f6f462af90e1a9370a85b6d20048cba&oe=565C6DF3

I just heard about that stuff. Is it any good?

BeerMan
July 25th, 2015, 11:17 PM
very good. creamy and a lil sweet just like a root beer.

notbob
July 29th, 2015, 02:25 PM
Went to Ladyface and had an oaked version of their Agoura Ale.

http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h395/bob8880/Shoutbox/20150728_180728.jpg

notbob
August 13th, 2015, 11:13 AM
Anyone want to try hefewheaties?

Wheaties Teams Up With Brewery to Make Beer (https://www.yahoo.com/food/wheaties-teams-up-with-brewery-to-make-beer-126596578096.htm)

DRGinLBC
August 13th, 2015, 02:57 PM
Ballast Point Calm Before the Storm. I was hoping this would be similar to Noble Aleworks Naughty Sauce. Similar, but not the same. Still enjoyable, however. Interesting getting coffee and vanilla flavors in a beer that isn't an imperial stout and doesn't have the thick body.
http://i59.tinypic.com/2iw50dw.jpg

Finally scored a 6er last weekend. Think I found my new favorite "light" beer. The color sure does fool you.

My buddy tried it and couldn't enjoy it due to the color.

BeerMan
August 13th, 2015, 08:57 PM
https://scontent-sjc2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtf1/v/t1.0-9/11873474_10206602451433419_8831719642302504771_n.j pg?oh=755eb1cfb32692123770e40eeea46bf0&oe=5679182B

Delirium Argentum. only available for a limited time at all three Lucky Baldwin locations. Belgian and copper notes make this IPA unique. my expectations were exceeded, rightfully so.

jammer06
August 17th, 2015, 03:05 PM
File this one under "Anything but Miller lite"
beer-purchase-saved-mans-life (http://www.marketplace.org/topics/life/transaction/beer-purchase-saved-mans-life)

BeerMan
August 17th, 2015, 07:58 PM
File this one under "Anything but Miller lite"
beer-purchase-saved-mans-life (http://www.marketplace.org/topics/life/transaction/beer-purchase-saved-mans-life)

moral of the story: you live longer with better beer.

Dr. Tran
August 24th, 2015, 09:24 PM
http://static1.squarespace.com/static/4ff86397c4aaf2f6d6ca10be/t/54f9e929e4b0cfcc9189c799/1425664300403/image.jpg

Got a variety 12 pack of Oskar Blues beer. Loved Old Chub, Dale's Pale Ale, & Mama's Little Yella Pils. Didn't care too much for Pinner.

Dr. Tran
August 24th, 2015, 09:33 PM
Budweiser, is, good.

For nothing.

notbob
September 23rd, 2015, 02:05 PM
Beer Behemoth Anheuser Busch Buys Local Craft Favorite Golden Road Brewing (http://la.eater.com/2015/9/23/9384413/golden-road-brewing-anheuser-busch-acquistion-los-angeles-craft-beer)

BeerMan
September 23rd, 2015, 05:34 PM
Beer Behemoth Anheuser Busch Buys Local Craft Favorite Golden Road Brewing (http://la.eater.com/2015/9/23/9384413/golden-road-brewing-anheuser-busch-acquistion-los-angeles-craft-beer)

wrong thread. (http://letsgokings.com/showthread.php/473911-Is-there-a-NOT-recommend-a-beer-thread)

notbob
September 23rd, 2015, 05:45 PM
wrong thread. (http://letsgokings.com/showthread.php/473911-Is-there-a-NOT-recommend-a-beer-thread)

I figure this is the go to beer thread

mudfisher
September 23rd, 2015, 06:33 PM
I figure this is the go to beer thread

Any beer owned by Anheiser-inbev no longer becomes beer per Beerman.

BeerMan
September 23rd, 2015, 06:52 PM
I wholeheartedly NOT recommend any beers owned by InBev. that includes Goose Island, unfortunately.

Dr. Tran
September 24th, 2015, 10:27 PM
I actually had a decent InBev beer. It was Leffe Brown. It wasn't great but it wasn't bad either. Then I saw it was by InBev & I thought "oh crap." The reason I hate InBev is not because they make bad beers, which they do. It's that they're like an Evil Empire gobbling up every beer company in sight. So instead of having a dozen beers to choose from, you really only have a dozen versions of one single choice. And because they're so big, they're able to undercut their competition by offering bargains that smaller independent brewers can't afford to.

DougW8
September 25th, 2015, 07:35 AM
While I am all about the craft breweries, to dismiss a beer just because it comes under the umbrella of a company like InBev, is just keeping you from some good beer. I have enjoyed many of the beers Goose Island makes fro many years. Goose Island Bourbon County is still an excellent stout. The only difference, is that we can now get a limited release in California. I'm not a fan of Goose Island Honkers or 312, but then I wasn't a fan of it when I first tried it in Chicago many years ago. I judge a beer by taste, and I'm willing to try just about anything once. I love my local craft brewery, Claremont Craft Ales, but their stout sucks compared to Bourbon County. I actually met a brewer from Anheuser-Busch a few years back. It was obvious in talking with him that his love of the brewing process was no different than many of the local craft brewers. The only difference is they brew beer for the masses. They aren't going to allocate space to new beers, when it is easier, and cheaper, to acquire a small brewery that is already producing a good beer. It also makes no sense for them to come in and start changing what made the small craft brewery worth acquiring in the first place. I'm sure many of you support your small liquor store, but are you going to skip buying beer at Target or BevMo if they have the beer you want? Big doesn't automatically mean bad.

Salty Dog
September 25th, 2015, 01:46 PM
I can understand the dislike for InBev and the other large distributors. What I don't understand is the vitriol toward the people who sell their breweries. Good for them that they did something they loved, grew it into a successful business and then cashed in on it. Running a small business can really suck. Constant worries about regulations, payroll, growth, inventory, leases, receivables, payables, health insurance, etc. can get to be overwhelming. Along comes InBev with a big old fat check and promising to take all that off your hands, who would't take it!?!?

BeerMan
September 25th, 2015, 05:53 PM
my hate for A-B (back before they partnered with a couple of other big breweries to become InBev) stemmed from the before and after of a particular brewery. I believe it was Pyramid or was it something else from Washington State? anyway, I loved one of their IPAs and after a while (obviously when A-B purchased this said brewery) the taste and flavor of that IPA changed so much that I couldn't get myself to buy it again.

later on I read that A-B had been encouraging corner cutting to get the production up to speed and at the same time to generate profit. some of the small breweries that A-B had purchased went belly up or had lost a wide-range of a consumer base, relegating them to serve just the local masses or become extinct. Beck's is a great example that (link (http://www.indianaontap.com/news/a-b-inbev-killing-off-one-of-its-iconic-brands)). also, InBev caused problems with the hop farmers (link (http://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/how-to-kill-beer/)).

this was years ago and well, A-B is now InBev, and my hate remains strong. that InBev is still acquiring breweries nowadays would mean that they want a big fat slice of the market. and for them to try and have a full control over the ever-so emerging crafts beer industry is a scary thing to see.

BeerMan
September 25th, 2015, 05:59 PM
just recently, InBev is looking to own Miller. that's fine, their beer sucks anyway.

UnholyGoalie
September 26th, 2015, 04:00 PM
I can understand the dislike for InBev and the other large distributors. What I don't understand is the vitriol toward the people who sell their breweries. Good for them that they did something they loved, grew it into a successful business and then cashed in on it. Running a small business can really suck. Constant worries about regulations, payroll, growth, inventory, leases, receivables, payables, health insurance, etc. can get to be overwhelming. Along comes InBev with a big old fat check and promising to take all that off your hands, who would't take it!?!?
Perhaps because it goes against the whole ethos the craft beer community has built up. I mean, ideally I look to the smaller brewers because a) they are independent and/or family owned and who doesn't like supporting the smaller mom and pop shop? B) they offer beers that are high quality and offer tastes and flavors the big guys typically don't. I don't begrudge owners selling out, a big fat check is tempting to all of us. But when you build a company with the small independent "locavore" image, what happens when you sell out to "Mega-corporate Conglomerate Industries, Inc"? Some people don't care, others may be turned off. That independent ethos is gone and what remains is a facade of what was.

I kind of liken it to what happens to that cult, undercurrent music scene when the record execs notice and start throwing record contracts around. What was counter culture slowly becomes mainstream (and usually watered down, corrupted, dumbed down, vacuous) and those that were in the scene before that point are left wondering what the hell just happened!?

just recently, InBev is looking to own Miller. that's fine, their beer sucks anyway.
I worry about it. AB-Inbev is powerful enough as it is. Do we really need them controlling 95% of the beer market?

I've stayed away from buying AB-Inbev stuff for the most part. We are surrounded by so many other options, that it's not that hard to find something other than Goose Island, Elysian, 10 Barrel, Golden Road, etc.

I guess the question becomes how do you feel about what Firestone and Lagunitas have done? I can accept Firestone, a little less so Lagunitas but at least it's not AB. I fear, and I expect, the buying out of independent brewers will become more common. If you can't beat them, co-opt them.

mitchrock
September 28th, 2015, 09:39 AM
I wholeheartedly NOT recommend any beers owned by InBev. that includes Goose Island, unfortunately.

I disagree. Goose Island has kept their quality top notch. Still using some of the same brewers that were there before InBev purchased them.

BeerMan
September 28th, 2015, 04:56 PM
I disagree. Goose Island has kept their quality top notch. Still using some of the same brewers that were there before InBev purchased them.

I agree, their quality is topnotch, it's just that I ain't giving them a cent that eventually goes to InBev. therefore, I ain't supporting InBev.

Salty Dog
September 29th, 2015, 07:55 AM
Oregon Beard beer named official ale of No-Shave November (http://www.oregonlive.com/beer/index.ssf/2015/09/oregon_beard_beer_named_offici.html)
I had this once. Wasn't bad, a little too Belgianish for my liking.

mitchrock
September 29th, 2015, 09:18 AM
I agree, their quality is topnotch, it's just that I ain't giving them a cent that eventually goes to InBev. therefore, I ain't supporting InBev.

That, I can understand. InBev is the devil.

DougW8
September 29th, 2015, 11:37 AM
This article does a pretty good job of looking at the whole InBev/Craft issue. While I admire Beerman for his convictions, I can enjoy so few beers these days, I'm not willing to give up Bourbon County. Anyway, here is the article, a somewhat lengthy read, but worth it in my opinion. Link: (http://www.seattlemet.com/articles/2015/9/28/dick-cantwells-beer-is-immortal)

UnholyGoalie
October 2nd, 2015, 09:25 PM
Prost.
http://i57.tinypic.com/2nqxjco.jpg

SirJW
October 4th, 2015, 10:44 AM
http://discussions.probrewer.com/showthread.php?51014-Brewer-needed-in-established-LA-Brewery

Dr. Tran
October 8th, 2015, 12:46 AM
https://scontent-lax1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtf1/v/t1.0-9/11745795_10206467029487955_7950081158657441905_n.j pg?oh=7f6f462af90e1a9370a85b6d20048cba&oe=565C6DF3

I'm trying this right now. I like it. It tastes a lot like root beer but gets you buzzed. Or maybe that's my pain meds, I don't know. I didn't know if I'd like it so I only got a single 12oz bottle. But I'd have no problem getting this again.

Dr. Tran
October 8th, 2015, 12:49 AM
http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2015/10/07/446576901/sabmiller-rejects-104-billion-takeover-bid-from-ab-inbev

SABMiller rejected the $104 Billion takeover bid from AB InBev.

BeerMan
October 8th, 2015, 08:32 PM
http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2015/10/07/446576901/sabmiller-rejects-104-billion-takeover-bid-from-ab-inbev

SABMiller rejected the $104 Billion takeover bid from AB InBev.

go Miller go!

BeerMan
October 12th, 2015, 07:13 PM
Kern River Brewing Company is having another Citra lottery.

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2403260
good luck

mudfisher
October 13th, 2015, 07:40 AM
go Miller go!

And Inbev wins.

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2015/10/13/448249539/king-of-beers-sabmiller-agrees-in-principle-to-merger-with-budweiser-brewer

BeerMan
October 13th, 2015, 04:33 PM
And Inbev wins.

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2015/10/13/448249539/king-of-beers-sabmiller-agrees-in-principle-to-merger-with-budweiser-brewer

I saw that earlier today. major suckage.

Dr. Tran
October 13th, 2015, 11:34 PM
Well it's not like SABMiller was some plucky little independent brewer. They probably won't change much.

UnholyGoalie
October 14th, 2015, 09:04 AM
My fear is the strong just got much much stronger. At best this is consolidation of the "evil empire". At worst this is a billion dollar corporate conglomerate with a penchant for buying out its competition who has just now absorbed its biggest competitor. SABMiller has shown to be rather benign to the burgeoning craft beer industry whereas AB-Inbev has shown to be more interested in speaking out of both sides of the mouth by mocking craft beer in commercials while strategically buying out key competitors.

I don't like this at all. Only time will tell what this will mean to the craft beer collective. It does make me wonder what monopoly issues this presents.

BeerMan
October 14th, 2015, 05:59 PM
^^^ this pretty much sums up my sentiments.

daxx
October 16th, 2015, 07:10 AM
I'm not worried one bit about this InBev stuff, because I have no control over it. No control in the sense that my comments to my representatives will fall on deaf ears, and my dollars spent on other non-InBev beers won't hurt them. So, I start drinking beers from Eagle Rock Brewery or Firestone Walker with greater regularity. I believe that with a little research and this can be navigated. If it turns out that InBev already owns them, well I guess I'm done with beer for a bit.

Salty Dog
October 16th, 2015, 08:09 AM
Pallet Jack IPA - delicious!

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/C8eFtRMfi2UEkxq9W1OiYIiWMHYHanDBjWzEw96lcU0k5f6rpr VsEdiAcZ-WvHENIzyy-T9NKbA_Q-agMwdsTsG3cMoroguuPmzJyVZC01DH-fG3yluAWkOAuxJQDhMUtbASqNpXjR4p9bT7NtI3uPESbtoyGoG yRtahKH529aPqeeU6cotnjjhhGR7jbWNTLjzSz-4sbrDtUJjFEKPtkH9H3yoK5aKGee400ZjJClx8Mdy70AZPxCw5 OwbCoo9ch5442E_a3NGwh5eymzT-uWvA0_A7gcx26wMMKwvktQsy227KE3CFN9esA-1ypYIzBtSrIwCZSEdHeInYLQUcP6RGNCdUhsP3idKAWyQxlJLa DvivOjfCeZmDeu2EixwS5Pt-pMKwFtqHxjPk8LmDMIvEs67o7okSnXqj5_AGVCmSNFx9_FINIT hI8DQuQ78maEe9kbqMgDSmcW0aqxaY-Vaxy4zMTHJjyyRW7w5BYsZdXqMNYYhLpqFe7g4kxptaB2JWy_i dF9hwVZ5qhBR7vF80io0vp5QqqK08zWTgcAgF=w582-h775-no

BeerMan
October 17th, 2015, 02:02 PM
I'm not worried one bit about this InBev stuff, because I have no control over it. No control in the sense that my comments to my representatives will fall on deaf ears, and my dollars spent on other non-InBev beers won't hurt them. So, I start drinking beers from Eagle Rock Brewery or Firestone Walker with greater regularity. I believe that with a little research and this can be navigated. If it turns out that InBev already owns them, well I guess I'm done with beer for a bit.

well, there are scores of smaller mom-n-pop breweries that will love your support.

Ohana Brew (next door to 38 Degrees in Alhambra
Pacific Plate in Monrovia (on Myrtle south of the 210 and Duarte Rd.)
Timeless Pints in Lakewood/LongBeach (off of Carson right by the airport)

SirJW
October 18th, 2015, 12:41 PM
Just my impressions about all the buy outs.

Sorry but it's the American way, buy low - sell high. I'm sure They were offered a number the group could not refuse even if there were some hardliners who didn't want to sell.

On the other hand I have been thinking how In Bev just buys all it's competition. It's just like big as Oil and other big so called huge money makers, is it really in the best interest of the consumer?

Big Red
October 19th, 2015, 09:14 AM
well, there are scores of smaller mom-n-pop breweries that will love your support.

Ohana Brew (next door to 38 Degrees in Alhambra
Pacific Plate in Monrovia (on Myrtle south of the 210 and Duarte Rd.)
Timeless Pints in Lakewood/LongBeach (off of Carson right by the airport)

Four Sons Brewing in Huntington is also great (they're also huge Kings fans!)

Dr. Tran
October 20th, 2015, 05:12 AM
WOW.

Petrus Aged Red

Little overpowering with sour cherries but really good.

A great sour beer.

http://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/718/90671/

https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/hphotos-xfa1/t51.2885-15/s320x320/e15/11327897_846506878718712_1379638590_n.jpg

I had a Petrus Aged Pale a few weeks back & I really liked it a lot. I'd like to try this one too.

DMAN3474
October 20th, 2015, 04:06 PM
New brewery in Valencia, right around the corner from Ice station, they just opened this last weekend. http://www.pocockbrewing.com

UnholyGoalie
October 21st, 2015, 08:55 PM
Blue Palms has a bunch of pumpkin beers on tap so I got a flight and ended with a pint.

Flying Dog The Gourd Standard pumpkin IPA
Avery Gored
Speakeasy Pumpkin Pie Payback Porter
Coronado Punk' In Dublin
Ended with a pour of Avery Rumpkin.

BeerMan
October 22nd, 2015, 09:49 PM
Hoptoberfest at 38 Degrees in Alhambra this Saturday. here is the list of beers ready for the day:

Bagby Beer Dinkus DIPA
Beachwood Brewing Hop Ramen
Beachwood Brewing Ultrahop 2000
Bear Republic Racer X
Bottle Logic Brewing - Recursion 7.0 IPA
Bootlegger's Brewery Far Out IPA
Boulevard Collaboration No. 5
El Segundo Wet Hop Citramungous
Faction Born Day IPA
Highland Park Brewery - The Achiever DIPA
Hop Concept Tropical & Juicy
Ironfire Brewing Company - Get It - Wet Hop IPA
Kern River Dirty Hippie
Kinetic Brewing Vortex IPA
King Harbor Brewing Post Season Mosaic Fresh Hop DIPA
Modern Times Truelands
Noble Ale Works Galaxy Showers
Noble Ale Works Yoga Pantz - Pumpkin Spiced Lattee Naughty Sauce
Pizza Port Brewing Company (Carlsbad) A-Frame DIPA
Pizza Port Brewing (Bressi Ranch) Barney DIPA
Pizza Port Brewing Fish IPA (Bressi Ranch)
Pizza Port Brewing Hoptoberfest Wet Hop Marzen
Pizza Port Brewing (Carlsbad) Kung Fu Elvis IPA
Pizza Port Brewing (San Clemente) New Guy IPA
Pizza Port Brewing (San Clemente) Owl Bear DIPA
Pizza Port Brewing (Carlsbad) Shoulder Hopper Session IPA
Reissdorf Kolsch
Russian River Blind Pig IPA
Russian River Pliny The Elder
Russian River Row 2 Hill 56
Schneider Aventinus Weizenbock
Speakeasy Pop Gun Pils
Stone Enjoy By 10.31.15 IPA With Tangerines
Three Weavers Brewing Company First Rodeo (1st Anniversary IPA)
Weihenstephaner Hefe Weiss

Dirty Hippie, ftw!

UnholyGoalie
October 23rd, 2015, 08:33 AM
I'd have been all over Dirty Hippie, Aventinus, and that Yoga Pants sounds awesome.

mudfisher
October 28th, 2015, 06:46 PM
First off. I dislike coffee. The smell, the taste, just everything about coffee.

However, I found a beer that taste's and smells just like coffee and I love it.

OMG this is good. I wonder if I can convince the boss at work that this is coffee.

http://s3.amazonaws.com/beertourprod/posts/pictures/000/000/186/main_image/Barista_bottle.jpg?1433838642

UnholyGoalie
October 28th, 2015, 07:56 PM
Hmmm. Interesting. I like chocolate, and I like quads....

UnholyGoalie
October 30th, 2015, 08:26 PM
Happy Devil's Night.
http://i63.tinypic.com/wspcgk.jpg

WingHater
October 30th, 2015, 09:19 PM
Happy Devil's Night.
http://i63.tinypic.com/wspcgk.jpg


How was it? I have a bottle for tomorrow night.

UnholyGoalie
October 30th, 2015, 09:32 PM
How was it? I have a bottle for tomorrow night.

It's BIG, as in it is one helluva a beer. There is nothing subtle about it. If you like pumpkin beers and barrel aged beers, you will enjoy it. It is an overload of everything. Very aromatic. I was getting everything from graham crackers and butter to brown sugar and baked pumpkin from the aroma. The bottle I had tonight was 2 years old and time tends to mellow things out. If the one you are cracking open tomorrow night is a 2015 bottle, it will just be that much more aggressive and bold. It's one of my favorite beers of all time however I've heard from people that didn't like it because of the onslaught of malty, caramel-ey, brown-sugar-ey goodness. If you've ever had Uncle Jacob's Stout, expect something similar except with a pumpkin beer aged in rum barrels.

NobleSavage
October 31st, 2015, 12:53 AM
I disagree. Goose Island has kept their quality top notch. Still using some of the same brewers that were there before InBev purchased them.
As a Chicagoan, I respectfully disagree.
The amount of adjuncts added to beers shipped nationally is way over what it was prior to the In-Bev/A-B takeover years back (all numbers above zero is 'way over'). The only beers that Goose still makes that are worth a damn are the ones that IB/AB has nothing to do with a.k.a. Bourbon Co. Sophie, Frere Jacques and the stuff they brew that never makes it outside of their local brewpubs. 312, IPA, Kolsch and all the crap are brewed at older Bud breweries in NY etc and contain as much corn/rice and whatever other adjuncts they can get away with. Incredibly inferior brews compared to what they were making years back.

notbob
November 17th, 2015, 01:54 PM
aaaannnd now Ballast Point

Big Beer just snapped up another craft brewery. (http://money.cnn.com/2015/11/17/investing/constellation-ballast-point-craft-brewing/)

DRGinLBC
November 17th, 2015, 02:13 PM
http://thefullpint.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Kern-River-CItra-DIPA-Label.png

Went yesterday. Citra on tap was pretty darn yummy.

BeerMan
November 17th, 2015, 06:56 PM
aaaannnd now Ballast Point

Big Beer just snapped up another craft brewery. (http://money.cnn.com/2015/11/17/investing/constellation-ballast-point-craft-brewing/)

I don't know how they call Constellation Brands as Big Beer. they do not brew beers. they're just a parent umbrella type of a company that, unlike A-B Inbev, actually nurtures breweries.

and rest assured, this just in from a friend who works for BP (he used to work at GRB before the sell-out): we had a big conference call today where they said we will continue to operate independently and our owners are staying on to run the company.

UnholyGoalie
November 17th, 2015, 07:25 PM
Disappointing for sure. Just glad it's not AB-Inbev.

BeerMan
November 18th, 2015, 07:01 PM
Disappointing for sure. Just glad it's not AB-Inbev.

why disappointing?

UnholyGoalie
November 18th, 2015, 07:20 PM
Just for the simple fact that they are now part of a conglomerate. Same with Firestone. While Duvel has a great track record for Firestone and I have no problem drinking some Negra Modelo, all things being equal I'd prefer my favorite breweries to be independently owned. It would be like Sierra Nevada being bought by British Petroleum. Would the product change? I hope not, but it just doesn't feel the same.

BeerMan
November 20th, 2015, 11:15 PM
if A-B Inbev had not done so much mucking up the smaller breweries into oblivion then my opinions of them would be much different. in fact they just might see a few hard earned buckoids straight from my well-worn wallet.

but they had, and will continue to do so, so **** them.

the same can't be said for Constellation Brands as the beers that they have under their umbrella are still good and drinkable, unlike the ones that sold out to the Big Bad Beer as mentioned above.

daxx
December 4th, 2015, 08:11 PM
In case anyone is interested, I just found (all Firestone Walker Proprietor Vintage) a 2015 Helldorado, a 2015 Velvet Merkin, and a XIX at the Jug & Jigger in West Covina. They cost me a few bucks but they're worth it. Also, I randomly found a Super King Market off of San Fernando and the 2-fwy had a ton of 2015 Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout bottles available. I bought two of them. The guy behind the counter literally asked me "you know what this is?" I responded "hell YES I do." He looked at me like I was crazy...
My wife is now bugging me to buy a fridge specifically for my beer collection, so we can have room for food in our fridge. Beer nerd problems...