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jammer06
December 4th, 2015, 08:14 PM
I went for a 6er of the New Belgium Ben and Jerry's and honestly I think its the best thing they've ever made. First non overhopped item they've put out. I wouldnt go on a straight diet of the stuff but it was fun while it lasted.

bad91
December 6th, 2015, 02:34 PM
http://thefullpint.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Kern-River-CItra-DIPA-Label.png

Went yesterday. Citra on tap was pretty darn yummy.

I love Citra and waffle fries!!!

BeerMan
December 6th, 2015, 10:33 PM
I love Citra and waffle fries!!!

I love their spring eggrolls. I could eat those all damn day long.

Dr. Tran
December 11th, 2015, 01:09 AM
I went for a 6er of the New Belgium Ben and Jerry's and honestly I think its the best thing they've ever made. First non overhopped item they've put out. I wouldnt go on a straight diet of the stuff but it was fun while it lasted.

Not only did I get a 6 pack of New Belgium Ben and Jerry's, but I also got a pint of Ben and Jerry's New Belgium Beer flavored ice cream. And they're both really good. I wasn't sure if either of those flavors would work, especially the beer flavored ice cream but they do.

http://www.newbelgium.com/images/beerfeature/benjerry_l.jpg
http://www.benjerry.com/files/live/sites/us/files/flavors/new-belgium/img/nbb-pint-detail-box-ic.png

Salty Dog
December 11th, 2015, 10:12 AM
Not only did I get a 6 pack of New Belgium Ben and Jerry's, but I also got a pint of Ben and Jerry's New Belgium Beer flavored ice cream. And they're both really good. I wasn't sure if either of those flavors would work, especially the beer flavored ice cream but they do.

http://www.newbelgium.com/images/beerfeature/benjerry_l.jpg
http://www.benjerry.com/files/live/sites/us/files/flavors/new-belgium/img/nbb-pint-detail-box-ic.png I was skeptical when I bought it, but now I'm going to make an ice cream float out of the stuff.

DRGinLBC
December 11th, 2015, 10:24 AM
http://d1ynl4hb5mx7r8.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/17105336/stone_xocoveza.jpg

Pretty good. Not sure I'll be running out for another 6-pack.

mitchrock
December 11th, 2015, 10:55 AM
http://d1ynl4hb5mx7r8.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/17105336/stone_xocoveza.jpg

Pretty good. Not sure I'll be running out for another 6-pack.

Want to try this one. Have not seen it in my BevMo yet.

DRGinLBC
December 11th, 2015, 11:04 AM
Want to try this one. Have not seen it in my BevMo yet.

Total Wine in LB has a shiz ton of it.

BevMo is starting to suck.

Azagthoth
December 11th, 2015, 12:01 PM
Total Wine in LB has a shiz ton of it.

BevMo is starting to suck.

Yeup! Although every once in a while BevMo manages to sneak in a few gems that Total Wine won't have.

mitchrock
December 11th, 2015, 05:40 PM
Yeup! Although every once in a while BevMo manages to sneak in a few gems that Total Wine won't have.

HOly Carp, an Az sighting!

Azagthoth
December 12th, 2015, 12:37 PM
HOly Carp, an Az sighting!

I'm pretty spoiled to have a Total Wine within 5 minutes here in Rancho Cucamonga. I don't get around to craft beer as much as I used to - the budget has changed with 2 growing kids and trying to keep up with all the brews is overwhelming considering the boom in microbrewing over the last few years. I probably drink more cheap stuff than I do craft anymore, but I make a Total Wine trip about once a month to redeem myself. I don't really hunt down anything too obscure, but more or less try to snag freshly bottled IPAs. I've really been digging Stone's enjoy by's series.

These days I'm taking anything freshly bottled > something rare. There's also a little brewery here in Rancho called No clue that is pretty decent, same with Rok House in Upland with Dale Bros up the street from there. When I lived in La Verne I was down at the Bruery all the time, but not so much since having moved to Rancho. If I'm in the area on business I'll have my growler handy and get a nice fill.

Salty Dog
December 17th, 2015, 01:29 PM
If you like fresh and hoppy - this is the perfect choice:
https://lagunitas.com/u/img/beer-images/born-yesterday/BornYesterday_2015.png

BeerMan
December 17th, 2015, 09:33 PM
I like their DayTime IPA

jccawdrey
December 18th, 2015, 11:55 AM
BevMo is starting to suck. Their prices are way higher than T.W., so I only go when they email a $10.00 off coupon

UnholyGoalie
December 18th, 2015, 06:40 PM
In my experience the prices and selection tends to be better at Total Wine compared to Bevmo. However I will echo that sometimes I find gems at Bevmo that I would not expect to find there and don't seem to be at other shops.

UnholyGoalie
December 19th, 2015, 08:18 PM
Good (but pricey) stuff.
http://i65.tinypic.com/syqy3n.jpg

Azagthoth
December 20th, 2015, 11:21 AM
Picked up a growler yesterday afternoon at Old Stump in Pomona (nice location too - it's not ghetto pomona but more of where la verne/pomona & claremont meet).

Pretty impressed! Got to sample a few as well. The Chocolate stout was excellent and I'll probably get a growler fill of the Milk Stout next visit.

nocturn
December 21st, 2015, 09:59 AM
Picked up a growler yesterday afternoon at Old Stump in Pomona (nice location too - it's not ghetto pomona but more of where la verne/pomona & claremont meet).

Pretty impressed! Got to sample a few as well. The Chocolate stout was excellent and I'll probably get a growler fill of the Milk Stout next visit.

Jezuz Lizard! Where the hell have you been? Long time dude!

DRGinLBC
December 21st, 2015, 10:23 AM
http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-B6xteL_q-0Y/VTzvYf1IT8I/AAAAAAADWBw/Wm-BUX3TXFk/image_thumb%25255B1%25255D.png?imgmax=800

Can't get enough of this beer right now. Especially since they are pouring it on nitro at the brewery. I highly recommend.

Azagthoth
December 21st, 2015, 12:21 PM
Jezuz Lizard! Where the hell have you been? Long time dude!

Hey! I just attempted to PM ya but the box is full...........

Azagthoth
December 21st, 2015, 12:26 PM
http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-B6xteL_q-0Y/VTzvYf1IT8I/AAAAAAADWBw/Wm-BUX3TXFk/image_thumb%25255B1%25255D.png?imgmax=800

Can't get enough of this beer right now. Especially since they are pouring it on nitro at the brewery. I highly recommend.

I'll keep an eye out for this one - I absolutely love the subtle characters of rye beers. I tried an IPA from Barley Forge (think it was called behind the curtain) - not terribly impressed but wanted to try it since they are local.

nocturn
December 21st, 2015, 01:09 PM
Hey! I just attempted to PM ya but the box is full...........

Good to go!

Salty Dog
December 21st, 2015, 02:45 PM
I didn't need another 10 reasons to drink beer, but I'll take 'em.

10 reasons beer is not bad for you (http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/50244143.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst)

nocturn
December 21st, 2015, 03:39 PM
You guys out west get Leinenkugels? Or is strictly an east coast micro?
They're Snow Drift Vanilla Porter is the f-ing bomb...for you Stout/Porter drinkers.

UnholyGoalie
December 21st, 2015, 06:25 PM
I didn't need another 10 reasons to drink beer, but I'll take 'em.

10 reasons beer is not bad for you (http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/50244143.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst)

I'm wondering what beers they are referring to when they talk about the calorie/carb content. While it was true of Guinness (because I remember it being lower in ABV than the standard domestics) being healthier than people assumed, I have a very hard time believing the average DIPA or imperial stout measures low in carbs or calories. If they are talking in relation to Bud light or Budweiser, sure, it may be healthier than anticipated. But what does that have to do with the average high ABV (7%+) craft beer?

For me, lowering my beer consumption has helped me lose weight. Your mileage may vary.


You guys out west get Leinenkugels? Or is strictly an east coast micro?
They're Snow Drift Vanilla Porter is the f-ing bomb...for you Stout/Porter drinkers.

Yes, I believe they distribute to CA.

BeerMan
December 21st, 2015, 10:56 PM
http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-B6xteL_q-0Y/VTzvYf1IT8I/AAAAAAADWBw/Wm-BUX3TXFk/image_thumb%25255B1%25255D.png?imgmax=800

Can't get enough of this beer right now. Especially since they are pouring it on nitro at the brewery. I highly recommend.

I had this at Brew Ho Ho earlier this month. it was the bombdiggity.

nocturn
December 22nd, 2015, 06:41 AM
Oldie but still one of my all time favs:
http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736x/3a/1f/40/3a1f40e947d9f224fbc5b7606e22d753.jpg

Azagthoth
December 22nd, 2015, 10:39 AM
You guys out west get Leinenkugels? Or is strictly an east coast micro?
They're Snow Drift Vanilla Porter is the f-ing bomb...for you Stout/Porter drinkers.

There's one out here that we get which kind of tastes like fruit loops - can't remember the name of it though.

UnholyGoalie
December 24th, 2015, 07:55 PM
Merry Christmas!
http://i66.tinypic.com/kdlcmf.jpg

DougW8
December 26th, 2015, 02:53 PM
Picked up a growler yesterday afternoon at Old Stump in Pomona (nice location too - it's not ghetto pomona but more of where la verne/pomona & claremont meet).

Pretty impressed! Got to sample a few as well. The Chocolate stout was excellent and I'll probably get a growler fill of the Milk Stout next visit.

I used to pass that every day on my way home from work, hoping that the "Opening Soon" sign would be replaced by a "Now Open" sign. Still haven't made it over there.

nocturn
January 10th, 2016, 05:42 PM
Milk Stouts and Brown Ale's have kind of been my thing lately. There's a few local (Richmond, Virginia) crafters that have nailed the Brown Ales, "Strangeways Woodbooger Belgian Brown Ale" is super good and "Legend Brown Ale" is f-ing BOSS! I can't get enough Legend.

UnholyGoalie
January 11th, 2016, 09:47 AM
I haven't had it in a while but I remember Alesmith Nut Brown being very good. Also if it's in season Anchor Brekle's brown is worth a shot.

notbob
January 11th, 2016, 10:20 AM
Speaking of stouts i had a few yesterday. Velevet Merlin, Belching Beaver Peanut Butter Stout and 2015 Bourbon County Stout by Goose Island. The last one really packs a punch at 14%

DougW8
January 11th, 2016, 01:00 PM
Stouts have long been my preferred style. Fremont Brewing Dark Star Barrel Aged Oatmeal Stout, and Southern Tier Mokah, are both great stouts, but may be hard to find. As far as Brown Ales, I still think Brooklyn Brown is one of the best, and is available online. If you like Belching Beaver, you really should try Mother Earth's Sin Tax, which is much better in my opinion. I also really like Stone's Xocoveza.

WestCoastIPA
January 12th, 2016, 07:59 PM
Stouts have long been my preferred style. Fremont Brewing Dark Star Barrel Aged Oatmeal Stout, and Southern Tier Mokah, are both great stouts, but may be hard to find. As far as Brown Ales, I still think Brooklyn Brown is one of the best, and is available online. If you like Belching Beaver, you really should try Mother Earth's Sin Tax, which is much better in my opinion. I also really like Stone's Xocoveza.

I've been drinking Xocoveza for breakfast, lunch, and dinner for the last two months, lol. I also tried the Charred Xocoveza (aged in bourbon barrels), and the Extra Anejo Xocoveza (aged in tequila barrels), while at the Stone Brewery last month. The Charred was amazing although it was a one time deal for me as it was $20 for a bomber! :shocked:

BeerMan
January 14th, 2016, 10:29 PM
http://mixinwiththevixen.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Nice-Chouffe.jpg
I have been enjoying this beer lately. nice mild belgian. I had told my wife that the local pubs had been out of Houblon Chouffes too regularly. so I got this for Christmas and when I cracked it open and poured it, I was expecting a golden ale. this dark ale is a nice surprise, whatsoever.

Salty Dog
January 15th, 2016, 03:04 PM
My dark beers of late for winter:
http://brewpublic.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Ninkasi-Vanilla-Oatis.jpg

and
https://s3.graphiq.com/sites/default/files/675/media/images/Obsidian_Stout_840245.png

BeerMan
January 21st, 2016, 09:40 PM
http://img-9gag-fun.9cache.com/photo/aVPDbRM_700b.jpg
$80 for 67.5%
would you consider it?

DRGinLBC
January 22nd, 2016, 10:29 AM
http://img-9gag-fun.9cache.com/photo/aVPDbRM_700b.jpg
$80 for 67.5%
would you consider it?

Nope. Pointless.

BeerMan
January 23rd, 2016, 01:26 PM
20TH ANNIVERSARY ENCORE SERIES: STONE 12TH ANNIVERSARY BITTER CHOCOLATE OATMEAL STOUT (http://www.stonebrewing.com/events/20th-anniversary-encore-series-stone-12th-anniversary-bitter-chocolate-oatmeal-stout-1?utm_source=Growler+Fills+at+Stone+Company+Stores&utm_campaign=5b961c12ea-Weekly_Growler_Fills_6_4_15_copy_03_6_4_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_95d025a06f-5b961c12ea-286476925#ageGatePassed)

tomorrow only. available at other locations too. just wishing that they bottle this heavenly stout every year.

mitchrock
January 23rd, 2016, 01:32 PM
20TH ANNIVERSARY ENCORE SERIES: STONE 12TH ANNIVERSARY BITTER CHOCOLATE OATMEAL STOUT (http://www.stonebrewing.com/events/20th-anniversary-encore-series-stone-12th-anniversary-bitter-chocolate-oatmeal-stout-1?utm_source=Growler+Fills+at+Stone+Company+Stores&utm_campaign=5b961c12ea-Weekly_Growler_Fills_6_4_15_copy_03_6_4_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_95d025a06f-5b961c12ea-286476925#ageGatePassed)

tomorrow only. available at other locations too. just wishing that they bottle this heavenly stout every year.

My all time fave beer by Stone.

BeerMan
January 23rd, 2016, 01:41 PM
My all time fave beer by Stone.

I still have that one bottle left from years ago.

BeerMan
January 24th, 2016, 03:52 PM
they have bottles!!! for a limited time, though. grab yours when you can!

BeerMan
January 25th, 2016, 11:10 PM
my loot
http://i.imgur.com/d6XMXhJ.jpg

mitchrock
January 26th, 2016, 10:16 AM
I need to crash BeerMan's house. Good job my friend.

DRGinLBC
January 26th, 2016, 10:20 AM
My all time fave beer by Stone.

Here is mine...well it's a colab. I still cry to Stone on social media to bring this back:

http://www.stonebrewing.com/beer/stone-collaborations/ken-schmidt-iron-fist-stone-mint-chocolate-imperial-stout

mitchrock
January 26th, 2016, 10:21 AM
Here is mine...well it's a colab. I still cry to Stone on social media to bring this back:

http://www.stonebrewing.com/beer/stone-collaborations/ken-schmidt-iron-fist-stone-mint-chocolate-imperial-stout

Good stuff.

DRGinLBC
January 26th, 2016, 10:24 AM
Ken Schmitt (winner whose recipe they used) now brews sometimes for Iron Fist. I see they have a "pillow mint" on tap sometimes which I think is the same stuff. I'll need to go down there some day. Looks like they are having a pretty awesome release event this weekend and Pillow Mint will be on tap. Homepage:

http://ironfistbrewing.com/

BeerMan
January 26th, 2016, 08:54 PM
Here is mine...well it's a colab. I still cry to Stone on social media to bring this back:

http://www.stonebrewing.com/beer/stone-collaborations/ken-schmidt-iron-fist-stone-mint-chocolate-imperial-stout

dude, I think I've seen this somewhere recently.

BeerMan
January 26th, 2016, 08:56 PM
I need to crash BeerMan's house. Good job my friend.

http://www.stonebrewing.com/beer/20th-anniversary-encore-series/20th-anniversary-encore-series-stone-12th-anniversary-bitter#video
I got this in the email today. at this time, even it said the beer can't be located at my zip code (Monrovia). wtf.

DRGinLBC
January 27th, 2016, 09:30 AM
dude, I think I've seen this somewhere recently.

Donde?

BeerMan
January 27th, 2016, 08:14 PM
Donde?

I may have passed a glimpse of it at Stone's company store in Pasadena. I was already zeroing in on the BCOS bottles.

DougW8
January 29th, 2016, 10:04 AM
http://www.stonebrewing.com/beer/20th-anniversary-encore-series/20th-anniversary-encore-series-stone-12th-anniversary-bitter#video
I got this in the email today. at this time, even it said the beer can't be located at my zip code (Monrovia). wtf.
Liquorama in Upland is advertising that they have it. You could call them, and they would hold it for you to pick up on the way to a Reign game.

UnholyGoalie
January 29th, 2016, 10:15 PM
This one isn't that bad. The white chocolate flavor is pretty true and not cloying.
http://i63.tinypic.com/4sedu1.jpg

BeerMan
January 31st, 2016, 12:40 AM
Liquorama in Upland is advertising that they have it. You could call them, and they would hold it for you to pick up on the way to a Reign game.

checked just now. Sprouts. Trader Joe's. and my go-to liquor store.

Salty Dog
February 5th, 2016, 02:45 PM
http://www.latimes.com/food/dailydish/la-dd-pliny-the-younger-20160203-story.html

Pliny the Younger comes out today.

DRGinLBC
February 5th, 2016, 02:59 PM
http://www.latimes.com/food/dailydish/la-dd-pliny-the-younger-20160203-story.html

Pliny the Younger comes out today.

I've had it. Not worth standing in this line. I mean, seriously. It's not this great:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/404123/younger.jpg

Salty Dog
February 5th, 2016, 03:24 PM
I've had it. Not worth standing in this line. I mean, seriously. It's not this great:
Yeah - I'd say it's really good, but isn't "wait in line for more than 5 minutes" good when there are so many other options. Now, 10 years ago when it was pretty much the only one of it's kind, I might've waited in line for it then.

UnholyGoalie
February 5th, 2016, 10:41 PM
Classic.
http://i65.tinypic.com/mc9ooj.jpg

notbob
February 23rd, 2016, 10:26 AM
I am putting together a weekend in San Diego for some beer tasting.

For me Ballast Point and Belching Beaver are a must. Im also thinking of hitting up Green Flash. What are your guys favorite breweries down there?

DRGinLBC
February 23rd, 2016, 11:11 AM
I am putting together a weekend in San Diego for some beer tasting.

For me Ballast Point and Belching Beaver are a must. Im also thinking of hitting up Green Flash. What are your guys favorite breweries down there?

Societe is making some incredible beer.

Pizza Port is always my go-to when I'm there just because their pizza is the JAM!

DRGinLBC
February 23rd, 2016, 11:57 AM
Also, last time I was down there we went to Mother Earth. Really enjoyed that place. Highly suggest.

DMAN3474
February 25th, 2016, 11:43 AM
Societe is making some incredible beer.

Pizza Port is always my go-to when I'm there just because their pizza is the JAM!

Add another vote for Societe, they have some great IPAs

UnholyGoalie
March 13th, 2016, 03:59 PM
I opened this one last night. On my buddy's last trip to Cork, Ireland he brought me back this bottle and glass from one of the new craft breweries there. This one is called D'vil A Bit from Rising Sons Brewery.
http://i65.tinypic.com/2rduwb8.jpg

BeerMan
March 13th, 2016, 10:06 PM
if anyone knows anything about Founders Brewing (I hadn't. shocking, eh?), I came across a bunch of their beers at my go-to mart this morning. among them is the Breakfast Stout. now, I'm intrigued as all hell even though I have not had their KBS. did I get the pack? not yet. I had to grab the other beers for a lunch party that I went to today. Ballast Point Mango Even Keel and Firestone 805.

the Mango beer is pretty good.

UnholyGoalie
March 14th, 2016, 09:09 AM
I've had Founders Breakfast Stout a few times and remember it being very good. I'm trying to stay away from buying anymore beer until I get the bottles that have been sitting in my closet for years under control.

BeerMan
March 14th, 2016, 05:36 PM
I'm trying to stay away from buying anymore beer until I get the bottles that have been sitting in my closet for years under control.

same here! that struggle is real!!

DougW8
March 15th, 2016, 03:03 PM
I was not impressed with the Founders Breakfast Stout, but I know a lot of people that really enjoy it. I still have a bottle or two from the 4 pack I bought.

daxx
March 16th, 2016, 04:12 PM
same here! that struggle is real!!

Me too. I keep buying beers that are keepers, and I usually buy two or three. The problem is that I still don't drink those either.

DRGinLBC
March 17th, 2016, 09:48 AM
Me too. I keep buying beers that are keepers, and I usually buy two or three. The problem is that I still don't drink those either.

I see a bottle share in our future. I have about 75 beers in my cellar at the moment. Need to start drinking them...and stop collecting. :)

BeerMan
March 19th, 2016, 12:03 PM
I have too many beers from Stone. too many Anniversary editions and Vertical Epics.

BeerMan
March 19th, 2016, 09:33 PM
I was not impressed with the Founders Breakfast Stout, but I know a lot of people that really enjoy it. I still have a bottle or two from the 4 pack I bought.

thank you for a bottle of that stout. we enjoyed it tonight. now, to get my hands on the KBS....

DougW8
March 22nd, 2016, 09:43 AM
thank you for a bottle of that stout. we enjoyed it tonight. now, to get my hands on the KBS.... I liked the KBS much better. I was only able to score 1 bottle however, so none left to share.

BeerMan
March 22nd, 2016, 08:08 PM
I liked the KBS much better. I was only able to score 1 bottle however, so none left to share.

can't blame you on that.

mudfisher
April 9th, 2016, 02:47 PM
Weihenstephaner released a limited edition 500th anniversary of the German Purity law beer "Kellerbier".

Has a bit of a bite but really good.

Smooth and easy to drink.

Has a brew style similar to Marzen used for Oktoberfest.

Must get.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CeK4x-dWAAEESso.jpg

UnholyGoalie
April 11th, 2016, 08:29 AM
Speaking of them, I started seeing Vitus in 6-packs. Soooo tempted to buy some but I'm already sitting on so much beer as it is. If you like wheat beers, you owe yourself to try it. Great beer.

DRGinLBC
April 11th, 2016, 08:37 AM
thank you for a bottle of that stout. we enjoyed it tonight. now, to get my hands on the KBS....

I've got a bottle of KBS you can have. Got anything good in return?

I'll be at the game on Saturday if you wanna trade.

mudfisher
April 11th, 2016, 05:47 PM
Speaking of them, I started seeing Vitus in 6-packs. Soooo tempted to buy some but I'm already sitting on so much beer as it is. If you like wheat beers, you owe yourself to try it. Great beer.

Vitus is one of my Fav's.

My Fav stout

Moylan's Dragoons Dry-Irish Style Stout.

Easy to drink. Has a nice flavor that does not have that overbearing alcohol taste. I cleaned out my Liquor store(Whittier Liquor Mart) today after getting it yesterday.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-nrXr3hwQqxQ/TYNdxRCdaOI/AAAAAAAAAUU/Z6IYuouYFi0/s1600/moylans_dragoon.jpg

BeerMan
April 11th, 2016, 06:31 PM
I've got a bottle of KBS you can have. Got anything good in return?

I'll be at the game on Saturday if you wanna trade.

I would but my go-to mart had some in stock and so I was able to get my hands on a pack. thanks anyway.

mudfisher
April 12th, 2016, 07:10 PM
I went to my Liquor mart to check for KBS for Beerman.

The had KBS for 30 minutes on Friday morning.

Beer arrived at 10am and was gone by 10:30am.

Do some people even work?

Did I mention that the Moylan's Dragoons Dry Irish Style Stout is really really good?

http://www.moylans.com/images/beers/dragoons-irish-stout.jpg

UnholyGoalie
April 13th, 2016, 02:21 PM
I know I've had that one before but it's been quite a while. Their Kilt Lifter is one of my favorite scotch ales. I see they started canning it but I haven't seen them on the shelves yet.

BeerMan
April 13th, 2016, 08:40 PM
I went to my Liquor mart to check for KBS for Beerman.

The had KBS for 30 minutes on Friday morning.

Beer arrived at 10am and was gone by 10:30am.

Do some people even work?

did the mart have a one pack per person limit?

mudfisher
April 14th, 2016, 05:04 AM
did the mart have a one pack per person limit?

Yes.

UnholyGoalie
May 13th, 2016, 09:49 PM
I prefer FW Abacus, but this one isn't all that bad.
http://i64.tinypic.com/r986.jpg

notbob
May 15th, 2016, 09:13 AM
I have only had one of their beers but this tempting. They are 10 minutes from my house. 5 beers a day for life!

http://www.handbrewedbeer.com/#!the-brewers-life/c1yji

Dr. Tran
May 21st, 2016, 01:21 AM
They're selling Russian River Supplication at Total Wine in Rancho Cucamonga. It's at the register & 1 bottle per customer. There's also one from The Bruery but I can't remember which one.

Azagthoth
May 23rd, 2016, 07:31 AM
Pizza n Such in Claremont had Boo Koo from Mother Earth on tap yesterday at lunch. It paired great with Jalapeno/Pineapple pizza :) Damn fine IPA that comes off as more of a DIPA.

Azagthoth
May 23rd, 2016, 07:33 AM
They're selling Russian River Supplication at Total Wine in Rancho Cucamonga. It's at the register & 1 bottle per customer. There's also one from The Bruery but I can't remember which one.

How I miss living only a few minutes away from that Total Wine...... Just moved back to La Verne from Rancho after being there 4 1/2 years. The Bevmo in Glendora is practically worthless, but it is nice to be closer to Lone Hill Liquor again.

Salty Dog
May 23rd, 2016, 01:49 PM
This was really good stuff. Very balanced considering the IBUs and %ABV -
http://beerpulse.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Maharaja_11_19_10-03.png

UnholyGoalie
June 2nd, 2016, 08:45 PM
I had a pint of Arts District Brewing Velveteen Rabbit oatmeal stout. Seriously good. Very impressed by it.

UnholyGoalie
June 10th, 2016, 10:35 PM
O’hara’s Barrel Aged Leann Follain
http://i64.tinypic.com/v63pub.jpg

Azagthoth
June 12th, 2016, 10:02 AM
This was really good stuff. Very balanced considering the IBUs and %ABV -
http://beerpulse.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Maharaja_11_19_10-03.png

I've been a fan of this stuff since I first got into craft beer - saw one at Costco yesterday and picked it up :) Will probably enjoy it later today after chores and stuff.

WestCoastIPA
June 14th, 2016, 09:49 PM
The Bevmo in Glendora is practically worthless, but it is nice to be closer to Lone Hill Liquor again.

I live within walking distance of Lone Hill Liquor. I walk a lot more often than I used to!

Azagthoth
June 15th, 2016, 10:15 AM
I live within walking distance of Lone Hill Liquor. I walk a lot more often than I used to!

I sure would, considering how crazy that parking lot and the Alosta/Lone Hill traffic is !!!

DMAN3474
June 17th, 2016, 12:11 AM
Anyone going to the LA Beer week kick off party on Saturday? Lots of fun breweries are gonna be there

Crazy_Ivan
June 18th, 2016, 03:19 AM
Anyone tried any Mikkeller before?

UnholyGoalie
June 18th, 2016, 10:46 AM
I've had a couple of their beers. Good stuff but rather pricey. I see their bottles all the time. Beer Geek Brunch Weasel is an imperial stout brewed with Kopi Luwak coffee, I believe. If you're up for that sort of thing it's excellent but again, expensive per bottle. I believe they opened a bar in San Diego recently.

Crazy_Ivan
June 18th, 2016, 12:20 PM
They have yes, Mikkeller is a ghost brewer and from what I can gather the San Diego is his first brewery.

I just got back from Copenhagen and I tried the Nelson Sauvignon, it's my new favourite beer and earns every one of the 100 points it gets.

http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/mikkeller-nelson-sauvignon/115037/

UnholyGoalie
June 18th, 2016, 12:59 PM
Interesting. While I can appreciate sour beers they aren't the ones I typically go for. Seems like every new release from all the breweries is a beer with brett involved which is cool with me since it saves me money and calories!

Azagthoth
June 19th, 2016, 12:24 PM
Lordsburg Taphouse in La Verne had the Lagunitas Born Again Yesterday on their rotating tap menu - had a couple Friday night and enjoyed the hell out of it. Very fresh and has an awesome nose on it. They need to start bottling this stuff!

Azagthoth
June 19th, 2016, 12:25 PM
I've had a couple of their beers. Good stuff but rather pricey. I see their bottles all the time. Beer Geek Brunch Weasel is an imperial stout brewed with Kopi Luwak coffee, I believe. If you're up for that sort of thing it's excellent but again, expensive per bottle. I believe they opened a bar in San Diego recently.

I'm in the same boat with them. Good but too pricey. I'd rather stock up on a bunch of local stuff for the same price.

Azagthoth
June 19th, 2016, 12:29 PM
I picked up the Broken Skull IPA from El Segundo Brewing and will probably pop that open today. Also scored 2 Old Rasputins, 2 Obsidian Stouts & the Space dust IPA from my brother for Father's Day. There's also some swill in the garage fridge for this hot weather & the company that is coming by today.

mitchrock
June 19th, 2016, 12:50 PM
Since I am cooking Beer Can chicken today, I picked up Pizza Ports mixed 12 pack for the first time. Has their Pilsner (perfect for cooking), Ponto S.I.P.A (first session IPA that I really like), Kook D.I.P.A. (great tasting double IPA) and Swami's IPA (Always liked this oe).

jccawdrey
June 19th, 2016, 01:27 PM
PBR does the best beer can chickens

Azagthoth
June 19th, 2016, 05:04 PM
Since I am cooking Beer Can chicken today, I picked up Pizza Ports mixed 12 pack for the first time. Has their Pilsner (perfect for cooking), Ponto S.I.P.A (first session IPA that I really like), Kook D.I.P.A. (great tasting double IPA) and Swami's IPA (Always liked this oe).

Swami's rules !!!

rinkrat
June 30th, 2016, 11:07 AM
http://www.gazettes.com/news/ballast-point-brewing-opens-long-beach-location/article_d12f76fa-3ee4-11e6-83e4-0b96d9ad4b84.html

Ballast Point surprise opening in Long Beach today.

DRGinLBC
June 30th, 2016, 11:24 AM
I've had this beer in the past and didn't think much of it. Went to the brewery last weekend and tried this again on tap. I've changed my opinion. Excellent beer.

http://www.bevmo.com/media/catalog/product//9/7/97113.jpg

DRGinLBC
June 30th, 2016, 11:25 AM
http://www.gazettes.com/news/ballast-point-brewing-opens-long-beach-location/article_d12f76fa-3ee4-11e6-83e4-0b96d9ad4b84.html

Ballast Point surprise opening in Long Beach today.

Now if they would only open a Pizza Port in LB...I'd be all over that.

Crazy_Ivan
July 1st, 2016, 07:29 AM
Columbus Bodhi on draught in our local beer bar in Scotland, doesn't make it here often but it is a wonderful Imperial.

BeerMan
July 1st, 2016, 03:48 PM
Pacific Plate in Monrovia is having an IPA festival this weekend. starting in, about, 9 minutes.

which means, I'm outta here.

mitchrock
July 1st, 2016, 08:58 PM
PBR does the best beer can chickens

TEcate is my fave for beer can chicken.

mitchrock
July 1st, 2016, 08:58 PM
Pacific Plate in Monrovia is having an IPA festival this weekend. starting in, about, 9 minutes.

which means, I'm outta here.

Seacrest out!

BeerMan
July 1st, 2016, 09:52 PM
https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13521960_10208905916378603_3160711120936136366_n.j pg?oh=a9ec27e51bd92cdefbc6505d37365130&oe=57E8988A
the wench and I like the Guava IPA but I prefer the South Pacific the most. it's so smoky!

you have til July 4 to try these.

comprar
July 24th, 2016, 01:14 AM
TEcate is my fave for beer can chicken.

GoKings!
July 24th, 2016, 09:15 PM
America.

mudfisher
August 3rd, 2016, 07:18 PM
Modelo Especial + Fireball = Goodness

BeerMan
August 3rd, 2016, 08:44 PM
http://barleyforge.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/hero_the_patsy.png
must. find.

my go-to mart had some in the shelves the other day. I've had those at the beerfests over the last couple of years, and knowing that I'm able to grab a pack is exhilarating.

DRGinLBC
August 4th, 2016, 09:30 AM
http://barleyforge.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/hero_the_patsy.png
must. find.

my go-to mart had some in the shelves the other day. I've had those at the beerfests over the last couple of years, and knowing that I'm able to grab a pack is exhilarating.

Patsy is my wifes #1 (http://letsgokings.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) right now. You can find it at any Total Wine. My local liquor store always has it as well.

Do yourself a favor, visit the brewery and have this on Nitro. You can thank me later.

daxx
September 8th, 2016, 01:23 PM
I'm not so sure how I feel about all this fruit coming into beer... bananas, coconut, and blueberries? That sounds like a fruit salad not a beer. I can understand that a summer wheat beer may have a bit of orange rind in it to give it a slight citrus note, but I saw a beer with watermelon in it the other day. WTH? I didn't try it, and I don't think I will.

What's the draw to try a fruit beer? I get the lambics and ciders, but fruit in beer just seems weird. For the record I only add citrus to pale Mexican beer, because that's what the manufacturer indicates is needed for it.

DougW8
September 9th, 2016, 06:09 AM
I'm not so sure how I feel about all this fruit coming into beer... bananas, coconut, and blueberries? That sounds like a fruit salad not a beer. I can understand that a summer wheat beer may have a bit of orange rind in it to give it a slight citrus note, but I saw a beer with watermelon in it the other day. WTH? I didn't try it, and I don't think I will.

What's the draw to try a fruit beer? I get the lambics and ciders, but fruit in beer just seems weird. For the record I only add citrus to pale Mexican beer, because that's what the manufacturer indicates is needed for it.

21st Amendment Brewing has been making a Watermelon Wheat Beer for many years. I first had it at a brewfest in Portland more than 10 years ago. Not my favorite style, but had to admit on a hot day, drinking a lot of heavier beers, it was refreshing. I think the trend, is just because brewers are running out of new ideas. There is a high demand for new beer, and with so many microbrewers in business, we're seeing more of these experiments coming to market.

UnholyGoalie
September 9th, 2016, 09:44 AM
When I see all these fruit flavored beers (and beers with Brett for that matter) I'm happy because they don't really interest me and it saves me money.

Salty Dog
September 13th, 2016, 10:40 AM
Crazy good IPA.
http://www.newschoolbeer.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/3WAY4pack.jpg

UnholyGoalie
September 27th, 2016, 04:43 PM
My buddy brought a 4-pack of this over a couple weeks ago. I'd seen it many times but always passed it assuming it was some mediocre lager. I was wrong. It's a solid British style pub ale that one could stay on all day long. Good stuff.
http://i64.tinypic.com/23ifleh.jpg

BeerMan
September 27th, 2016, 09:22 PM
I've had that beer. it's ok once in a while.

BeerMan
September 27th, 2016, 09:28 PM
my go-to mart just informed me that they're getting the beers from KRBC on a weekly basis. in the last few weeks the number of bottles increased to the point that I no longer will need to drive 3 hours to the brewery for some of their hard to get brews.

just kidding, I'll still do the trips all cuz they don't deliver their food. nor the scenery nor the river.

if you see this beer, don't pass on a chance. it's my favorite Red.

https://thebeerauthority.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/kern-river-dirty-hippie.jpg

mitchrock
September 28th, 2016, 04:30 AM
my go-to mart just informed me that they're getting the beers from KRBC on a weekly basis. in the last few weeks the number of bottles increased to the point that I no longer will need to drive 3 hours to the brewery for some of their hard to get brews.

just kidding, I'll still do the trips all cuz they don't deliver their food. nor the scenery nor the river.

if you see this beer, don't pass on a chance. it's my favorite Red.

https://thebeerauthority.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/kern-river-dirty-hippie.jpg

That's great ****!

notbob
September 28th, 2016, 07:00 AM
my go-to mart just informed me that they're getting the beers from KRBC on a weekly basis. in the last few weeks the number of bottles increased to the point that I no longer will need to drive 3 hours to the brewery for some of their hard to get brews.

just kidding, I'll still do the trips all cuz they don't deliver their food. nor the scenery nor the river.

if you see this beer, don't pass on a chance. it's my favorite Red.

https://thebeerauthority.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/kern-river-dirty-hippie.jpg

Funny you mention this beer. I had few on tap at a bar on Saturday.

UnholyGoalie
September 28th, 2016, 10:05 AM
I've been seeing lots more KRBC bottles around lately which is excellent. Haven't seen any Class V, pumpkin, or winter ale yet. Haven't bought ant since I'm already knee deep in older bottles of beer in my stash.

SirJW
September 28th, 2016, 01:40 PM
Is that red on the sweet or bitter side?

BeerMan
September 28th, 2016, 07:01 PM
Is that red on the sweet or bitter side?

neither. just a very nice hoppy red.

BeerMan
September 28th, 2016, 07:04 PM
I've been seeing lots more KRBC bottles around lately which is excellent. Haven't seen any Class V, pumpkin, or winter ale yet. Haven't bought ant since I'm already knee deep in older bottles of beer in my stash.

well, as you already know, they've finished the expansion and are churning out enough beers to satisfy us outta towners.

odd that the Class Vs had been as common as the JOs. maybe they'll pair up with the Winter Ales later this year.

we should be seeing the pumpkin beers soon. (I hope!)

mervaldez
September 28th, 2016, 08:46 PM
Great to see KRBC beers in the market readily! :cheers:

Bummer to hear original brewer Kyle Smith recently left. :17smile:

daxx
September 29th, 2016, 11:17 AM
I tried the Founders KBS that I'd been sitting on for a few months, and it was worth the wait. Now I know why everyone goes nuts for it when it comes out. I loved it, but it was a bit too strong for my wife. ehh... more for me then.

BeerMan
September 30th, 2016, 08:32 PM
Great to see KRBC beers in the market readily! :cheers:

Bummer to hear original brewer Kyle Smith recently left. :17smile:

what?? where did you hear that?

mervaldez
October 1st, 2016, 07:44 AM
KRBC released a statement. Kyle is now at Lengthwise in Bakersfield.

BeerMan
October 1st, 2016, 11:51 AM
yeah, just looked him up and found the article at The Full Pint. at least we'll stop by Lengthwise on the way to Kernville, or the other way around. he grew up in Bakersfield and still lives there, I guess. kinda a tough commute through the mountains, eh?

DougW8
October 2nd, 2016, 07:29 AM
I'll be heading up to Bakersfield soon to visit my son, so will check it out. We usually go to the Craft Taphouse there which allows you to pour your own beer from 50 taps. They had Lengthwise on tap the last time we visited.

DougW8
October 30th, 2016, 12:22 PM
I haven't opened this yet, but my cousins in Minnesota helped me get a stout I have been wanting to try for a few years. http://mspmag.com/downloads/31204/download/surly-darkness.jpg?cb=fcd4bdac63ed0e3f4f7112aaa99e94ee

BeerMan
November 4th, 2016, 11:50 PM
https://i.ytimg.com/vi/bnTsEtMF_eY/hqdefault.jpg
Fremont Brewing Dark Star Oatmeal Stout

Salty Dog
November 9th, 2016, 02:43 PM
http://www.brewgene.com/sites/default/files/beer_images/user29356_108566.jpgCures what ails ya!

DRGinLBC
November 9th, 2016, 03:27 PM
Headed up to Kernville on Saturday to pick up my case of Citra. Anyone else going?

BeerMan
November 9th, 2016, 06:35 PM
Headed up to Kernville on Saturday to pick up my case of Citra. Anyone else going?

not this weekend but the next. have a great trip!

notbob
November 11th, 2016, 02:50 PM
Ineteresting read on yeast

Is This Man the Dr. Frankenstein of Beer? (http://www.eater.com/beer/2016/11/7/13544914/gmo-beer-yeast)

BeerMan
November 14th, 2016, 08:48 PM
Headed up to Kernville on Saturday to pick up my case of Citra. Anyone else going?

so, how was it?

P.I.T.A.
November 14th, 2016, 11:38 PM
Has anyone tried this?

http://buy.rogue.com/rogue-sriracha-hot-stout-beer/

I've got a bottle in the fridge at home, but it's been buried and I keep forgetting about it.

Truth be told, I only bought it because of the bottle, but there's a special place in hell for those who pour out good beer.

UnholyGoalie
November 15th, 2016, 09:56 AM
Have not tried that one, sorry. Let us know how it is.

BeerMan
November 15th, 2016, 09:30 PM
I have and they're good. they give a slight kick.

notbob
November 16th, 2016, 09:54 AM
https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0211/4926/products/p-99Bottles_ImgA_bb06b06d-a0a9-4350-942f-4749d4d1714f_1024x1024.jpg?v=1478130077

You scratch off the beers you have had

https://www.popchartlab.com/collections/just-in/products/99-bottles-of-craft-beer-on-the-wall-scratch-off-chart

DRGinLBC
November 16th, 2016, 10:43 AM
so, how was it?

Was expecting a rush (lots of people). Wasn't bad at all. Arrived when they opened (11am on Saturday). We were the only people there. Started in the "backyard." This is where you'll pick up your case. Had a glass of Citra out there, but then soon realized they don't have the same menu as the OG site. Finished my beer and headed to the "front yard," I guess you would call it.

Something about those deep fried pickles they have. WOOT! Why don't they serve the same menu at both places???????? Got an order of fish tacos and a couple more beers. Picked up 6 bottles of JO. Was on the road (our DD drove).

Anyway, stayed about 2 hours. By the time we left, the place was good and packed at both locations. Good times.

Hope you have fun!

BeerMan
November 16th, 2016, 09:27 PM
that's why we want to get there early! the place is always packed by the time we left.
I've never had the fried pickles. we'll give that a try. we always go for the southwestern egg rolls, I could eat those all day long.

BeerMan
November 22nd, 2016, 09:28 PM
DRG, have you tried KRBC's Long Swim? it's a fantastic brew, if I must say so. got a growler filled with that as well as another with Dirty Hippie. wench and I just polished it tonight. the Long Swim will go well with the family for Thanksgiving. they love the Citras.

we also tried the fried pickles. daaaamn! their mac n bleu cheese appetizer was pretty good.

UnholyGoalie
December 30th, 2016, 09:39 PM
Quite good, but for me the yeast is running over the other flavors of the beer. Not necessarily in a bad way, mind you.
http://i65.tinypic.com/jaj5h5.jpg

Stormy2213
December 31st, 2016, 12:55 PM
Long time, no post in this forum. I see a few names I recognize from when I used to post. Used to get good info from y'all. Given that HomeIce is such a drag, well, the Kings are a drag this season, I should probably come back here to start posting. So, first post back, I'll let you all know that I may be able to offer some even better input here now that I'm part of the beer industry.

Yep, Nov. 2014 I literally unplugged my computer and phone and quit telecom for good. Left it to join a small brewery and I am now working at Central Coast Brewing in SLO. So if any of you decide to come up to SLO, be sure to hit me up so that I can get you some recommendations.

And given that this is a recommend a beer forum - let me recommend Monterey St. Pale Ale from Central Coast Brewing. We took down a Silver in the American Pale Ale category at GABF this year (which I was fortunate enough to attend). That is on the heels of us taking the Gold in that same category last year with the same beer. Very hard to medal in with the same beer in consecutive years.

PS - sorry for such a large image. I need to brush up on how to size things for this forum.

https://sanluisobispovacations.com/uploads/content/Monterey_Street_Pale_with_medal_pic.jpg

notbob
January 4th, 2017, 12:49 PM
I'm not really into the wild ales and sours, but I just had a Smog City limited realease call Incurable Optomist that was pretty good.

DRGinLBC
January 4th, 2017, 03:00 PM
Long time, no post in this forum. I see a few names I recognize from when I used to post. Used to get good info from y'all. Given that HomeIce is such a drag, well, the Kings are a drag this season, I should probably come back here to start posting. So, first post back, I'll let you all know that I may be able to offer some even better input here now that I'm part of the beer industry.

Yep, Nov. 2014 I literally unplugged my computer and phone and quit telecom for good. Left it to join a small brewery and I am now working at Central Coast Brewing in SLO. So if any of you decide to come up to SLO, be sure to hit me up so that I can get you some recommendations.

And given that this is a recommend a beer forum - let me recommend Monterey St. Pale Ale from Central Coast Brewing. We took down a Silver in the American Pale Ale category at GABF this year (which I was fortunate enough to attend). That is on the heels of us taking the Gold in that same category last year with the same beer. Very hard to medal in with the same beer in consecutive years.

PS - sorry for such a large image. I need to brush up on how to size things for this forum.

https://sanluisobispovacations.com/uploads/content/Monterey_Street_Pale_with_medal_pic.jpg

APA is my favorite style. I'll defiantly be hitting you up when I make my way up there.

BeerMan
January 4th, 2017, 09:08 PM
KRBC is releasing another batch of Citra DIPA in 22 oz bottles next month. same lottery system. 12 pack again which I wish were just plain 6. hope they decide to downsize soon since they've already completed the expansion.

UnholyGoalie
January 5th, 2017, 09:11 PM
Had a couple pours of Barley Forge Fusty Puckett winter warmer. If you like the idea of a beery cinnabon cinnamon roll, I highly recommend it. Blew me away.

BeerMan
January 5th, 2017, 10:09 PM
Had a couple pours of Barley Forge Fusty Puckett winter warmer. If you like the idea of a beery cinnabon cinnamon roll, I highly recommend it. Blew me away.

I had that at Brew Ho Ho last month. it was pretty syrupy.

UnholyGoalie
January 6th, 2017, 09:14 AM
That a good thing or a bad thing? I like my darker beers to have a body like a plus size model. Thick and voluptuous. Or are you commenting on the sweetness?

notbob
January 7th, 2017, 01:17 PM
Has any one tried one these places that supplies all the equipment you need to do your own brew? It includes everything from start to finish and they keep an eye on it and offer guidance.

http://www.zymurgybrewworks.com/

WingHater
January 8th, 2017, 12:55 AM
No. But you could always wait for one of these
http://money.cnn.com/2017/01/06/news/companies/keurig-anheuser-busch-inbev-beer-brewer/

BeerMan
January 9th, 2017, 11:26 PM
pass.

Stormy2213
January 18th, 2017, 10:26 AM
Went to a small bottle share Sunday night and had my share of meh to decent beers. I did have ONE beer that stood out from the rest - and from a lot of other beers I've had the last few months. Connor from The Ale Apothecary. It's an American Wild Ale (sour, aged in Pinot barrels with marionberries) made in collaboration with Mason Ale Works out of SD. I haven't read up much on it, but it was absolutely delicious. Clocks in at 9%, but it drinks more like a 5% beer. Crazy good. Balanced, fruity, just a slight bit of funk. I understand from talking to our head brewer that these guy's beers are super hard to come by and really expensive. So be warned if you seek it out. Apparently it will set you back a pretty penny. But I will say this - it is probably worth it to seek out just to have some because it was very impressive and I am rarely impressed by any beers these days. I like tons of beers, but I don't get floored too often any longer. I was kinda floored by this one. Cheers!

DRGinLBC
January 18th, 2017, 10:49 AM
Went to a small bottle share Sunday night and had my share of meh to decent beers. I did have ONE beer that stood out from the rest - and from a lot of other beers I've had the last few months. Connor from The Ale Apothecary. It's an American Wild Ale (sour, aged in Pinot barrels with marionberries) made in collaboration with Mason Ale Works out of SD. I haven't read up much on it, but it was absolutely delicious. Clocks in at 9%, but it drinks more like a 5% beer. Crazy good. Balanced, fruity, just a slight bit of funk. I understand from talking to our head brewer that these guy's beers are super hard to come by and really expensive. So be warned if you seek it out. Apparently it will set you back a pretty penny. But I will say this - it is probably worth it to seek out just to have some because it was very impressive and I am rarely impressed by any beers these days. I like tons of beers, but I don't get floored too often any longer. I was kinda floored by this one. Cheers!

http://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/s480x480/e35/15258577_1727563874228302_6275013465031573504_n.jp g

Sounds really good.

My days of scouring the interwebs and stores for rare beers are numbered. That being said...I'll keep my eyes peeled if I'm ever in OR. :)

For now...I'll stick to Supplication. Never fails.

DRGinLBC
January 19th, 2017, 05:12 PM
Had a can of this last night. Was blown away. Might be in my top 5 DIPA's.

http://www.trilliumbrewing.com/trillium-vicinity-double-ipa

http://insuranceguybeerblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Trillium-Brewing-Vicinity-1.jpg

notbob
January 22nd, 2017, 10:48 AM
We have an appointment at zymurgy on Tuesday to brew. We will be making a KRBC Citra clone.

notbob
January 26th, 2017, 11:46 AM
Apparently the recipe for KRBC's Citra requires like 5 different dry hops. This beer is gonna take a while

DRGinLBC
January 26th, 2017, 12:11 PM
Apparently the recipe for KRBC's Citra requires like 5 different dry hops. This beer is gonna take a while

Did a Blind Pig clone. I hear ya.

DRGinLBC
January 26th, 2017, 12:12 PM
Nitro version. Enjoyed last night with dinner. Very velvety.

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0227/0581/products/custom_resized_c9512e7f-dcd5-403d-8c2c-fde11cd36616.png?v=1483550464

Stormy2213
January 27th, 2017, 08:37 AM
All you folks in the LA area will have already had this beer many times over I'm almost certain. Lucky folks, you, having Beechwood Brewing available. Somehow a distributor is now selling their beers here in SLO so I grabbed a couple of Amalgamator IPA the other night from my local beer store. Had been bottled 12 days prior so as fresh as we are going to get up here in all likelihood.

We've always admired Julian's work from afar and after having met him a couple of times, you just want to drink his beer. He's a great dude making world class beer. This particular IPA is super delicious, well balanced, wonderful on the nose. It's just what a West Coast IPA is all about in my book. Well done. Highly recommended. http://www.drinkingcraft.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/BeachwoodBbqAmalgamatorIPA.jpg

mudfisher
February 1st, 2017, 07:47 PM
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.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_33OKJiAHI-g/TS0vvBt0uvI/AAAAAAAABd8/-luJFXm1Nq0/s1600/IMG_5471.JPG

notbob
February 2nd, 2017, 12:44 PM
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.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_33OKJiAHI-g/TS0vvBt0uvI/AAAAAAAABd8/-luJFXm1Nq0/s1600/IMG_5471.JPG

Sounds refreshing

BeerMan
February 5th, 2017, 12:33 AM
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/

BeerMan
February 5th, 2017, 12:36 AM
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.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_33OKJiAHI-g/TS0vvBt0uvI/AAAAAAAABd8/-luJFXm1Nq0/s1600/IMG_5471.JPG

that's what a lot of lite beers smell like too, but you all knew that already. right?

Stormy2213
February 9th, 2017, 09:10 AM
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.

https://cdn.beeradvocate.com/im/beers/241206.jpg

notbob
February 14th, 2017, 03:58 PM
https://smogcitybeer.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/img_4990.jpg?w=300&h=225

My cousin hooked me up with a bottle of this. Debating wether or not to drink it tonight.

Stormy2213
February 16th, 2017, 02:30 PM
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!!!

DRGinLBC
February 17th, 2017, 12:21 PM
Had last night. Enjoyed every drop.

https://kernriverbrewing.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/river-buddy.png

UnholyGoalie
February 17th, 2017, 10:24 PM
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.
http://i68.tinypic.com/f23b7t.jpg

BeerMan
February 18th, 2017, 08:35 PM
Had last night. Enjoyed every drop.

https://kernriverbrewing.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/river-buddy.png

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.

DRGinLBC
February 21st, 2017, 09:29 AM
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.

Picked up a bottle at my local liquor store. Also grabbed a 6er of JO in cans. Can't beat it.

BeerMan
February 23rd, 2017, 11:03 PM
Picked up a bottle at my local liquor store. Also grabbed a 6er of JO in cans. Can't beat it.

KRBC is also churning out an imperial stout aged in rum barrel.

mitchrock
February 24th, 2017, 06:14 AM
Had last night. Enjoyed every drop.

https://kernriverbrewing.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/river-buddy.png

Got one in the fridge to try.

UnholyGoalie
February 24th, 2017, 09:25 AM
KRBC is also churning out an imperial stout aged in rum barrel.
Bottling/canning this? I remember Class X being akin to drinking unicorn tears. I just wish they would bottle it. I haven't been to the brewery in years.

UnholyGoalie
February 24th, 2017, 10:39 PM
More good stuff.
http://i66.tinypic.com/2mc6lao.jpg

BeerMan
February 26th, 2017, 12:07 AM
Bottling/canning this? I remember Class X being akin to drinking unicorn tears. I just wish they would bottle it. I haven't been to the brewery in years.

in bombers. I'm with you on Class X.

P.I.T.A.
February 28th, 2017, 05:11 AM
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b343/phroggy1/20170227_155629.jpg (http://s22.photobucket.com/user/phroggy1/media/20170227_155629.jpg.html)


Apparently it's from the last batch that labels weren't required on the bottles. Bought at the brewery at the St Sixtus Abbey and hand delivered to me. It's about $100 for a 6 pack, and I've got a 6 pack at the house right now. I'm debating even opening them, because I don't know if I'd appreciate it enough, and being from the last batch with no labels, maybe it's something to hold on to. I don't know...

UnholyGoalie
February 28th, 2017, 10:05 AM
Unless you plan on reselling them, their value as a collectible is not really a concern. As for opening them, well, you don't have to open them all at once, right?

BeerMan
March 11th, 2017, 12:31 AM
Valiant Brewing to close doors.
http://www.valiantbrewing.com/letter-from-brian/

UnholyGoalie
March 12th, 2017, 12:14 PM
Sucks to hear. Speakeasy is shutting down as well. The great brewery purge may be starting. With tons of new breweries opening every week it seems, the supply is far out-weighing the demand, in my opinion. Quality and mediocre breweries alike will be closing doors as the boom recedes.

BeerMan
March 13th, 2017, 06:52 PM
I had a feeling that the boom will bust. I guess it's already starting. :/

BeerMan
April 1st, 2017, 11:05 PM
we made a slight detour to Kernville on our wildflower tour today.

https://scontent-lax3-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/17523423_10154557949468412_4600021402121607632_n.j pg?oh=078325378fb782a4c7281f961645095f&oe=5960C7D7

rear, L-R: Igor Unchained (barrel aged Russian Imperial Stout), Eddy Flower Triple IPA, Fishin In The Dark Coffee Stout, 1310 Porter
front, L-R: Hop Nookie Triple IPA, Dirty Hippie Imperial Red Ale, River Buddy Pale Ale, Gravity Check IPA

We loved the Fishin' In The Dark. it had a good amount of coffee in it.

mrm55
April 6th, 2017, 03:04 PM
The LA Beer Fest Is This Weekend, and If You Care About Beer or Fests, You Need to Be There.

http://www.lamag.com/liquidlablog/la-beer-fest-weekend-care-beer-fests-need/

notbob
April 6th, 2017, 03:46 PM
I made another trip down to San Diego for the Belching Beaver rebranding. We hit up 7 breweries and a bar. Not bad for 2 days. We started with Mikkeller in LA then Abnormal Wine Co, Alesmith, Duckfoot, Stone, Belching Beaver, Mother Earth, and Pizza Port. . Our first stop was at Abnormal Wine Co. From there we went to Alesmith and then Duckfoot. Wefinished off with dinner at Stone. Sunday morning we grabbed breakfast at pub in Vista then walked across the street for the Beelching Beaver event. After that we walked over to Mother Earth. Then we headed home stopping at Pizza Port on the way for dinner.

Mikkeller (Downtown LA) - Started off by meeting my cousin at Mikkeller in Downtown LA then we headed out to SD. Saturday was the first time they had ever been open for brunch and i was the only person there. It gave me a good chance to talk beer with the server since the place was empty. This place is too upscale for my taste, but the beer was good and the server was knowledgable although her home brewing practices raised a few eyebrows. I would recommend trying it out after a Kings game.

Abnormal Wine Co. - This was our first stop in SD. Another place that was a little pricey for my tastes (seems to be a trend). Beer was very good here but nothing that really stood out to me. The short rib poutine tater tots were really good.

Alesmith - I think most people are familiar with these guys. A big tour bus full of college kids pulled up just after we got there so we didnt stay long.

Duckfoot - This place is a bit smaller than the others but i really liked the atmosphere. They had a creme brulee beer that was amazing. Their Slow Burn chile IPA packs a punch. I dont normally care for chiles in my beer but when you spend two days doing nothing but drinking its nice to have something different. The food truck that was there was excellent as well.

Stone - Im sure you have all been there done that.

Belching Beaver - My cousin picked up tickets to their private rebranding event. $35 bucks got you a few food and beer pairings, a few beers and a t-shirt. While we were there my sister managed to get us a private tour with the head of their R&D which was really cool and one of the owners popped his head in as well. Now that my cousin and I have started brewing it was great to pick the brain of a professional. I think these guys have one of the best milk stouts out there.

BeerMan
April 6th, 2017, 08:57 PM
I made another trip down to San Diego for the Belching Beaver rebranding. We hit up 7 breweries and a bar. Not bad for 2 days. We started with Mikkeller in LA then Abnormal Wine Co, Alesmith, Duckfoot, Stone, Belching Beaver, Mother Earth, and Pizza Port. . Our first stop was at Abnormal Wine Co. From there we went to Alesmith and then Duckfoot. Wefinished off with dinner at Stone. Sunday morning we grabbed breakfast at pub in Vista then walked across the street for the Beelching Beaver event. After that we walked over to Mother Earth. Then we headed home stopping at Pizza Port on the way for dinner.

Mikkeller (Downtown LA) - Started off by meeting my cousin at Mikkeller in Downtown LA then we headed out to SD. Saturday was the first time they had ever been open for brunch and i was the only person there. It gave me a good chance to talk beer with the server since the place was empty. This place is too upscale for my taste, but the beer was good and the server was knowledgable although her home brewing practices raised a few eyebrows. I would recommend trying it out after a Kings game.

Abnormal Wine Co. - This was our first stop in SD. Another place that was a little pricey for my tastes (seems to be a trend). Beer was very good here but nothing that really stood out to me. The short rib poutine tater tots were really good.

Alesmith - I think most people are familiar with these guys. A big tour bus full of college kids pulled up just after we got there so we didnt stay long.

Duckfoot - This place is a bit smaller than the others but i really liked the atmosphere. They had a creme brulee beer that was amazing. Their Slow Burn chile IPA packs a punch. I dont normally care for chiles in my beer but when you spend two days doing nothing but drinking its nice to have something different. The food truck that was there was excellent as well.

Stone - Im sure you have all been there done that.

Belching Beaver - My cousin picked up tickets to their private rebranding event. $35 bucks got you a few food and beer pairings, a few beers and a t-shirt. While we were there my sister managed to get us a private tour with the head of their R&D which was really cool and one of the owners popped his head in as well. Now that my cousin and I have started brewing it was great to pick the brain of a professional. I think these guys have one of the best milk stouts out there.

tfti!

seriously, the SD beer tour has been on my bucket list. Belching Beaver does churn out good brews. did you get to try their peanut butter stout?

notbob
April 6th, 2017, 09:17 PM
tfti!

seriously, the SD beer tour has been on my bucket list. Belching Beaver does churn out good brews. did you get to try their peanut butter stout?

Of course I had the peanut butter stout. Had it on nitro too. I also had a Mexican chocolate stout, peanut butter Mexican chocolate stout, blonde stout (which was really trippy) and I think I had another but I don't remember which. Their mango ipa was really good as well it is called "Here Comes Mango", which might be one of the greatest beer names ever.

BeerMan
April 7th, 2017, 10:45 PM
holy peanut butter stout overload!

I'm pretty damn as hell much intrigued in this PB Mex choc stout.

UnholyGoalie
April 16th, 2017, 08:43 PM
This one was gifted to me by a good buddy. I'd never heard of or seen it before. Very subtle mild sourness with a nice smokey flavor. This one was a pleasant surprise.
http://i66.tinypic.com/2mgj9qu.jpg

ucsdguy1
April 19th, 2017, 10:01 AM
I tried this the other night. Holy hell did I love it

https://lagunitas.com/u/img/beer-images/aunt-sally/Aunt-Sally-Lagunitas-12oz-Bottle.png

BeerMan
April 19th, 2017, 10:47 PM
Barley Forge has the strawberry/rhubarb beer at the 38 Degrees places. it does have the hints of strawberry and rhubarb. but alas, I'd like it a whole lot more if I like sour beers.

ucsdguy1
April 28th, 2017, 10:35 AM
you'll take my life but i'll take yours too!

http://www.onepint.com/Files/Images/Ecom/Products_Highres/1544.jpg

very tasty

mitchrock
April 28th, 2017, 09:58 PM
Cypress Bevmo has Dogfishead 120 minute IPA Mitches. ****ing love it!

BeerMan
May 5th, 2017, 09:44 PM
Of course I had the peanut butter stout. Had it on nitro too. I also had a Mexican chocolate stout, peanut butter Mexican chocolate stout, blonde stout (which was really trippy) and I think I had another but I don't remember which. Their mango ipa was really good as well it is called "Here Comes Mango", which might be one of the greatest beer names ever.

I tried their Viva la Beaver, a hopped up version of the p.b. Mexican chocolate stout. nice and heavy with a sweet ending.

err, what are we talking about?

Stormy2213
May 14th, 2017, 08:10 PM
Non beer recommendation, but beer related... Anybody who lives in Ventura or the environs - there is a cool beer fest coming up this Saturday, May 20, Surf N Suds. A bunch of really good breweries showing up, some I've never tried. We'll be pouring Central Coast Brewing beer and I'll be there doing so. Worth checking out if you can make it. Come by and say HI if you do. https://surfbeerfest.com/ventura-2017

mudfisher
May 24th, 2017, 06:26 PM
Pretty good beer that has a hint of that Japanese style of rice beer.

I would put it as a Dry Belgium Blonde Ale.

https://img.saveur-biere.com/img/p/1074-39498-v4_product_img.jpg

Salty Dog
May 31st, 2017, 11:42 PM
Is it just me or does the beer in Arizona suck?

notbob
June 1st, 2017, 07:11 AM
Is it just me or does the beer in Arizona suck?

I have had Santan and 4 Peaks. I didnt think santan was anything special but i only tried their commercial releases. I went to the 4 Peaks brewery and they had some decent beers there.

BeerMan
June 4th, 2017, 03:10 PM
I've had the fresh batches from 4 Peaks whenever I stopped over at the Phoenix airport. they were good. other options besides Guinness were the watered down "national" beers.

DougW8
June 6th, 2017, 06:09 PM
Received my latest shipment from Tavour. Since they hold orders and only ship once a month, I'm always a bit intrigued to find which beers I opted to try. Usually it is a highly rated stout, but this time in addition to two stouts, I also have an IPA to sample.

https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/s320x320/e35/17494342_178926062622795_8372797641267871744_n.jpg

BeerMan
June 16th, 2017, 11:33 PM
I can't stop enjoying this beer.
http://thefullpint.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Kern-River-Just-Outstanding-IPA.jpg

Azagthoth
June 17th, 2017, 05:53 PM
Cypress Bevmo has Dogfishead 120 minute IPA Mitches. ****ing love it!

Glendora BevMo had it today - $40 for a 4 pack. Tempting, but just couldn't dish out the funds.

BeerMan
June 17th, 2017, 07:58 PM
I'd avoid Bevmo for the beers. word has it they stock the beers in a warm warehouse and on the shelves when most of them should be kept cold.

x-wingcamewest
July 15th, 2017, 04:58 AM
http://tehachapibrew.com/

I know it is late notice, but if you want to get the hell out of the 3 digit temps for a few hours this afternoon, you will not be disappointed attending this event.
Great food, great music, great beers or wines all for a descent admission with proceeds going for great causes. You will not meet a stranger there.
Tehachapi is just a couple hours from most of you Angelino's. It is a valley separating the Sierra Nevadas and Tehachapi Mt ranges, in between Mojave and Bakersfield on State Hwy 58. It is frwy all the way from LA.

mervaldez
August 5th, 2017, 11:43 AM
Saw a stack of Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest at Whole Foods yesterday. Happy Halloween everybody!

BeerMan
August 29th, 2017, 07:46 PM
thoughts on this beer?
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DHwvXnoV0AA4Ln-.jpg

SirJW
August 30th, 2017, 12:23 AM
They have it at Ocean Liquor.

UnholyGoalie
August 30th, 2017, 09:55 AM
Who is brewing it for them? That will likely decide if I would be interested or not.

DMAN3474
August 30th, 2017, 07:11 PM
Who is brewing it for them? That will likely decide if I would be interested or not.
Lost Coast, pretty sure they are still independent. Just a fairly large independent

notbob
September 3rd, 2017, 03:54 PM
mmmm burnt end chili poutine and new England style IPAs at Hop Saint.

https://s26.postimg.org/3pes5mjk9/20170903_153300.jpg

mervaldez
September 5th, 2017, 07:48 PM
Lost Coast, pretty sure they are still independent. Just a fairly large independent

Yessir, independent since 1989 or '90 (depending on who you ask) and somewhere in the 40s on the list of largest U.S. craft brewers.

mervaldez
September 5th, 2017, 07:49 PM
mmmm burnt end chili poutine and new England style IPAs at Hop Saint.

https://s26.postimg.org/3pes5mjk9/20170903_153300.jpg

Damn, look like Orange Juliusess. Loving that style.

notbob
September 5th, 2017, 08:59 PM
Damn, look like Orange Juliusess. Loving that style.

These guys nail it. If you like that style I would highly recommend them.

BeerMan
September 12th, 2017, 07:46 PM
http://tenemu.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Dogfish-Head-Punkin-Ale-2017-12-Ounce-Bottle-Label-Feature.jpg
every year most pumpkin beers are better than others. again, every year, there are those role reversals. Dogfish Head is a prime example. last year's batch was so-so in comparison to this year's which I find highly enjoyable. I have yet to try others. I still have KRBC's from last year which I would like to compare with their most recent batch.

UnholyGoalie
September 13th, 2017, 09:16 AM
I've lost my taste for pumpkin ales a bit, though I still enjoy some of them. KRBC pumpkin ale, Bruery Autumn Maple, and Avery Rumpkin come to mind. Most others tend to over-do the spices, in my opinion.

Azagthoth
September 16th, 2017, 01:32 PM
Very impressed with this one!

https://newportavemarket.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/newport-ave-market-lagunitas-sakitumi.jpg

ucsdguy1
September 19th, 2017, 02:09 PM
every year most pumpkin beers are better than others. again, every year, there are those role reversals. Dogfish Head is a prime example. last year's batch was so-so in comparison to this year's which I find highly enjoyable. I have yet to try others. I still have KRBC's from last year which I would like to compare with their most recent batch.
still me favorite pumpkin

https://shipyard.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/pumpkinhead_web.png

DRGinLBC
September 19th, 2017, 03:01 PM
Pumpkin beers suck. That is all.

rozzy
September 19th, 2017, 03:31 PM
Non beer recommendation, but beer related... Anybody who lives in Ventura or the environs - there is a cool beer fest coming up this Saturday, May 20, Surf N Suds. A bunch of really good breweries showing up, some I've never tried. We'll be pouring Central Coast Brewing beer and I'll be there doing so. Worth checking out if you can make it. Come by and say HI if you do. https://surfbeerfest.com/ventura-2017

Have you tried the Made West Standard beer?

DRice
September 21st, 2017, 07:34 PM
http://funandbeer.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/double-overhead-1-300x300.jpg

notbob
September 21st, 2017, 07:59 PM
http://funandbeer.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/double-overhead-1-300x300.jpg

Thanks for sharing

BeerMan
September 30th, 2017, 09:59 PM
I found this beer to be quite enjoyable. the spice wasn't heavy in this one.

it's a pricey one, however.

https://www.mybeercollectibles.com/uploads/IMG_3569.PNG

DougW8
October 18th, 2017, 09:21 AM
http://res.cloudinary.com/ratebeer/image/upload/w_250,c_limit/beer_524849.jpghttps://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwi09LOuyfrWAhUG4mMKHfWzDwsQjRwIBw&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ratebeer.com%2Fbeer%2Fevil-twin-even-more-coco-jesus%2F524849%2F&psig=AOvVaw3s9F2f7TnTR_hbhZ03YJwx&ust=1508429860806245

Really loved this Imperial Stout from Evil Twin. Have tried several of their stouts, and they are rapidly becoming one of my favorites.

DRGinLBC
October 18th, 2017, 10:23 AM
https://static1.squarespace.com/static/56e9c0392b8dde82024235de/56eafa9b746fb95e2fadd5d2/586c2dc1e6f2e1c533006876/1503095177479/SpaceshipEarth-SellSheet.png

I'm a big fan of Pale Ale's. This one was extremely enjoyable. Seek it out.

KingsOvAllKings
October 19th, 2017, 10:30 AM
Is it just me or does the beer in Arizona suck?

Arizona wilderness brewing Co. has some really good beers.

DRGinLBC
October 19th, 2017, 10:40 AM
Is it just me or does the beer in Arizona suck?

https://media-exp1.licdn.com/mpr/mpr/shrinknp_200_200/p/2/005/018/13b/0001d75.jpg

BeerMan
October 28th, 2017, 05:38 PM
Long time, no post in this forum. I see a few names I recognize from when I used to post. Used to get good info from y'all. Given that HomeIce is such a drag, well, the Kings are a drag this season, I should probably come back here to start posting. So, first post back, I'll let you all know that I may be able to offer some even better input here now that I'm part of the beer industry.

Yep, Nov. 2014 I literally unplugged my computer and phone and quit telecom for good. Left it to join a small brewery and I am now working at Central Coast Brewing in SLO. So if any of you decide to come up to SLO, be sure to hit me up so that I can get you some recommendations.

And given that this is a recommend a beer forum - let me recommend Monterey St. Pale Ale from Central Coast Brewing. We took down a Silver in the American Pale Ale category at GABF this year (which I was fortunate enough to attend). That is on the heels of us taking the Gold in that same category last year with the same beer. Very hard to medal in with the same beer in consecutive years.

PS - sorry for such a large image. I need to brush up on how to size things for this forum.

https://sanluisobispovacations.com/uploads/content/Monterey_Street_Pale_with_medal_pic.jpg

Seriously this is a good pale ale. Wench and I finally got a chance to visit the brewery. Unfortunately, Stormy had other priorities today so we never got to meet.

Azagthoth
November 4th, 2017, 11:18 AM
https://static1.squarespace.com/static/56e9c0392b8dde82024235de/56eafa9b746fb95e2fadd5d2/586c2dc1e6f2e1c533006876/1503095177479/SpaceshipEarth-SellSheet.png

I'm a big fan of Pale Ale's. This one was extremely enjoyable. Seek it out.

Great Beer! Sprouts has been carrying it and I've gone through a couple 4 packs. Very good stuff.

BeerMan
November 12th, 2017, 12:18 AM
https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/23435048_10156855892497729_2019510317335022708_n.j pg?oh=946b19a60c40f4acf7e3d972e0fd9df6&oe=5A6A6CEF
must. find.

BeerMan
November 14th, 2017, 05:53 PM
I gotta tell you, I sampled KRBC's Citracito at their pub over the weekend and found it to be thoroughly enjoyable. it is a milder version of their award winning Citra DIPA and smoother too. too bad they won't fill the growler with it. I'm going to pester them to bottle the Citracito because it is damn good.

DRGinLBC
November 16th, 2017, 03:42 PM
For those that enjoy the haze...this was pretty close to Spaceship Earth (see above). Comes in 4-pack cans.

Mikkeller Windy Hill

https://scontent-atl3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/s640x640/sh0.08/e35/21040881_113995595987214_6168533013786263552_n.jpg

DRice
November 16th, 2017, 11:36 PM
I don't know about y'all, but I'm kinda getting tired of aisle after aisle of citrus.

UnholyGoalie
November 17th, 2017, 10:22 AM
To some, beer begins and ends with IPA's. I just roll my eyes. As long as I can find good stouts, porters, Belgians, barleywine, and scotch ales with the occasional hop bomb mixed in, I'll be happy and leave the IPA-or-die crew to their silliness.

notbob
November 17th, 2017, 11:02 AM
I definitely got sick of the hoppy stuff for a while but I keep coming back to it. The problem with the citrus IPAs and pales and what not are the brewers are just too heavy handed with the fruit extracts.

DRGinLBC
November 17th, 2017, 11:16 AM
A personal favorite. Back on shelves.

http://cdnbevmo.nrostores.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/1800x/040ec09b1e35df139433887a97daa66f/1/1/116234_modern-times-nitro-blackhouse-with-coconut-4pk_1499381923697.png

UnholyGoalie
November 18th, 2017, 10:16 PM
A buddy gifted me this one. Pretty good tripel.
http://i65.tinypic.com/2jdfihz.jpg

BeerMan
November 19th, 2017, 06:52 PM
I'm not even a fan of extreme hoppy beers. I like them milder. also not a big fan of beers that were overfruited, ie Hangar24 Orange Wheat.

DougW8
November 20th, 2017, 12:04 PM
A personal favorite. Back on shelves.

http://cdnbevmo.nrostores.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/1800x/040ec09b1e35df139433887a97daa66f/1/1/116234_modern-times-nitro-blackhouse-with-coconut-4pk_1499381923697.png
I really want to like Modern Times, but I end up disappointed. Maybe it is just me, but it seems like their beers are great on the first sip, and then just go down hill.

BeerMan
November 22nd, 2017, 06:23 PM
I really want to like Modern Times, but I end up disappointed. Maybe it is just me, but it seems like their beers are great on the first sip, and then just go down hill.

you and me both. the same can be said for Angel City.

DRGinLBC
December 20th, 2017, 09:42 AM
Meh. Stone IPA variants are all starting to taste similar to me.

https://tenemu.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Stone-Vengeful-Spirit-IPA-22-Ounce-Bottle-Label-Feature.jpg

DRGinLBC
December 20th, 2017, 04:48 PM
Consider myself a fan.

https://scontent-sea1-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/s480x480/e35/22351585_179598435929965_2074286444519620608_n.jpg