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BeerMan
December 20th, 2017, 11:01 PM
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

I've already been IPA'd out at Stone, too. ok, I'm mostly burnt out on their ever-changing IPA line ups that I can't remember what their other IPAs were like. if a couple of them were any good enough for me to resume drinking those, then it'd be too late cuz they'd be for short terms which I deem bull****. if they're any good, why the **** not keep making those?

UnholyGoalie
December 22nd, 2017, 11:04 PM
Enjoying this one right now. They used a crap ton of spices however it's fairly mild to my tastes. I can't seem to pick out much of the individual spices aside from anise however I'm enjoying this one nonetheless. Surprising, since I'm not a huge fan of anise.
http://i68.tinypic.com/mtrud.jpg

UnholyGoalie
December 24th, 2017, 09:40 PM
Tradition for Christmas Eve night.
http://i65.tinypic.com/14ukx6u.jpg

BeerMan
December 28th, 2017, 11:27 PM
question for y'all: do you prefer beer in a chilled mug or warm mug?

UnholyGoalie
December 29th, 2017, 11:45 AM
Room temp glass. I actually prefer most if not all my beers around room temp, say 60-70 degrees if not warmer (cheap domestics like Bud/Coors I need colder). I understand this is freaky to others but just my preference.

DougW8
December 30th, 2017, 10:55 AM
question for y'all: do you prefer beer in a chilled mug or warm mug?

Lagers, pilsners and ciders in a chilled glass, all others in a room temperature glass.

BeerMan
December 30th, 2017, 08:14 PM
Lagers, pilsners and ciders in a chilled glass, all others in a room temperature glass.

2 of the 3 are banned from this household (ciders for the wench), so I guess I'll go the unchilled mugs route.

BeerMan
December 30th, 2017, 08:16 PM
Room temp glass. I actually prefer most if not all my beers around room temp, say 60-70 degrees if not warmer (cheap domestics like Bud/Coors I need colder). I understand this is freaky to others but just my preference.

not freaky. I was mortified at the thought of cold beers in warm mugs. I still can't wrap my head around that notion.

DougW8
January 1st, 2018, 07:21 PM
2 of the 3 are banned from this household (ciders for the wench), so I guess I'll go the unchilled mugs route.
Yuengling Lager might change your mind on Lagers, but you have to go east to find it. New craft cider house in Claremont, right across the parking lot from Claremont Craft Ales. Might be just the ticket to keep the entire household happy.

UnholyGoalie
January 5th, 2018, 10:50 PM
I would just like to report that KRBC Class V stout is just as good as I remember it. Sadly, no, I'm not at the brewery. Just drinking a bottle.

BeerMan
January 6th, 2018, 12:18 AM
you can find a bottle or a 6er of some of KRBC's finest at a local mart if you're lucky. we just polished off a pack of River Buddy.

Dr. Tran
January 6th, 2018, 03:13 AM
https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/23435048_10156855892497729_2019510317335022708_n.j pg?oh=946b19a60c40f4acf7e3d972e0fd9df6&oe=5A6A6CEF
must. find.

I GOT IT! It was at the new Total Wine in Temecula. Not too bad.

Azagthoth
January 21st, 2018, 02:57 PM
Sprouts had a 6'er of Karl Strauss Aurora Hoppyalis for 8.99 so figured why not and was pleasantly impressed with it! Got the Hazy Little Thing from Costco today, will get into next weekend. I also saw a case of Sierra Nevada's Hop Bullet but didn't really want 24 Double IPA's in the fridge, would take a long time to get through all that. Hopefully they will have a 24 oz release of it.

notbob
January 21st, 2018, 03:03 PM
Sierras hazy isn't bad. Its not a true new England ipa but it's close

notbob
February 16th, 2018, 08:44 AM
This should pair well with the furniture I have to assemble tonight right?

https://s18.postimg.org/p8lbvqhnd/20180216_072718.jpg

What party?
February 16th, 2018, 09:10 AM
This should pair well with the furniture I have to assemble tonight right?

https://s18.postimg.org/p8lbvqhnd/20180216_072718.jpg
Five Threads sounds like a beer that would be sold at that old club in Hollywood called the Knitting Factory.

My buddy's co-ed soccer team has a monthly beer party* where everyone brings a six pack of beer they've never tried before and they do a tasting. Since some of you guys are friendies in real life, that might be your kind of fun.

*not on the team, not invited. =( Playing co-ed soccer on a Sunday morning not worth the party.

notbob
February 16th, 2018, 09:22 AM
Five Threads sounds like a beer that would be sold at that old club in Hollywood called the Knitting Factory.

My buddy's co-ed soccer team has a monthly beer party* where everyone brings a six pack of beer they've never tried before and they do a tasting. Since some of you guys are friendies in real life, that might be your kind of fun.

*not on the team, not invited. =( Playing co-ed soccer on a Sunday morning not worth the party.

There is also a brewery called 3 weavers

Salty Dog
March 8th, 2018, 01:05 PM
If I didn't just get back from 5 days in New Orleans, I'd be at my local watering hole right now:


PLINY THE YOUNGER will be on tap and available today starting at noon! We also have Pliny The Elder, Revision Suckerfish triple IPA, PfRiem Triple IPA,.and Russian River Suplication! Get here!

UnholyGoalie
March 8th, 2018, 01:54 PM
Most of the places I frequent got some. I just don't care to deal with a crowd of people to get some beer.

Salty Dog
March 8th, 2018, 05:00 PM
Most of the places I frequent got some. I just don't care to deal with a crowd of people to get some beer.

True - but the nice part of living in a small town is that last time they tapped one the line was about 15 people to start with. Still blew the keg in an hour or so as more people trickled in but not like I've heard at other places with stupid long lines.

BeerMan
March 8th, 2018, 09:50 PM
https://scontent-ort2-1.cdninstagram.com/vp/b2304b79c3c2a7fb70b156e2e45812fb/5B429366/t51.2885-15/e35/28428529_169822900480332_7238349800318435328_n.jpg ?se=7&ig_cache_key=MTcyODcxNjM3MzcyMTExMzk3NQ%3D%3D.2

this, my friends, is a seriously good beer. I have yet to try Brew Doughty.

notbob
March 9th, 2018, 09:08 AM
https://scontent-ort2-1.cdninstagram.com/vp/b2304b79c3c2a7fb70b156e2e45812fb/5B429366/t51.2885-15/e35/28428529_169822900480332_7238349800318435328_n.jpg ?se=7&ig_cache_key=MTcyODcxNjM3MzcyMTExMzk3NQ%3D%3D.2

this, my friends, is a seriously good beer. I have yet to try Brew Doughty.

Their head brewer does classes at Zymurgy every now and then.

notbob
April 12th, 2018, 03:56 PM
https://res.cloudinary.com/ratebeer/image/upload/w_250,c_limit/beer_218227.jpg

Had a couple of these while i watched the game last night. Sooo good

DRGinLBC
April 12th, 2018, 04:03 PM
Enjoyed. I lean more toward Pale Ales...so this was a hit.

https://bineandvine.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Mikkeller-SD-Staff-Magician.jpg

julbonnl
April 24th, 2018, 04:42 AM
Some of my favorites:
Ground Control
Cascade Brewing
Lompoc Tavern

UnholyGoalie
May 18th, 2018, 09:36 PM
Still a favorite of mine after all these years. I guess they had to change the name. Used to be called Kilt Lifter, which is still the name listed on their website.
http://i64.tinypic.com/u8vpy.jpg

DougW8
May 20th, 2018, 07:43 AM
Still a favorite of mine after all these years. I guess they had to change the name. Used to be called Kilt Lifter, which is still the name listed on their website.

http://i64.tinypic.com/u8vpy.jpg

It looks like they changed it on their own in a few states, to avoid confusion with local craft beers. I haven't tried it in years, so may need to sample once again.

notbob
May 20th, 2018, 10:27 AM
4 Peaks out of AZ has a beer called kilt lifter and they got bought up by big beer a year or two ago.

BeerMan
May 20th, 2018, 11:10 AM
4 Peaks out of AZ has a beer called kilt lifter and they got bought up by big beer a year or two ago.

had no idea they got bought up. no wonder that beer hasn't tasted the same since I really enjoyed it some years ago.

UnholyGoalie
May 20th, 2018, 11:18 AM
Yeah, the name Kilt Lifter has been used by at least a few breweries. And yeah, 4 Peaks is owned by AB-Inbev. That might explain the label change. As for the beer, it still gives that good grainy, un-roasted maltiness (to my taste) that I enjoyed from the first sip.

BeerMan
May 20th, 2018, 11:31 AM
I had this the other day.
https://static.shoplightspeed.com/shops/609604/files/008073447/weihenstephan-x-sierra-nevada-braupakt-hefe-weissb.jpg

UnholyGoalie
May 20th, 2018, 08:36 PM
Picked up a sixer of that ^^^. I've heard really good things about it. Not surprising, as it's two of my favorite breweries.

UnholyGoalie
May 26th, 2018, 03:57 PM
Recommend.
http://i67.tinypic.com/ru0939.jpg

BeerMan
May 30th, 2018, 07:36 PM
totally. just got another sixer tonight. I noticed that they also have those in bombers.

UnholyGoalie
June 1st, 2018, 10:04 PM
Another recommend. Now, I might prefer Noble's Naughty Sauce by a hair, as I view them very very similar, however this is still good stuff, and a few ABV percentage points stronger as well.
http://i63.tinypic.com/15eka5c.jpg

BeerMan
June 1st, 2018, 11:25 PM
Another recommend. Now, I might prefer Noble's Naughty Sauce by a hair, as I view them very very similar, however this is still good stuff, and a few ABV percentage points stronger as well.
http://i63.tinypic.com/15eka5c.jpg

I heard that KRBC has 4 different styles of this stout just for the occasion. which one did you have?

SirJW
June 2nd, 2018, 01:07 PM
Another recommend. Now, I might prefer Noble's Naughty Sauce by a hair, as I view them very very similar, however this is still good stuff, and a few ABV percentage points stronger as well.
http://i63.tinypic.com/15eka5c.jpg

Is this on the sweet or bitter spectrum?

UnholyGoalie
June 2nd, 2018, 02:50 PM
I heard that KRBC has 4 different styles of this stout just for the occasion. which one did you have?

I didn't know there were other versions, but this would be the coffee version which reminded me a lot of Naughty Sauce.


Is this on the sweet or bitter spectrum?

Definitely sweet. I didn't find it cloying like some other beers, but it's definitely on the sweet side of the spectrum.

notbob
June 13th, 2018, 11:56 AM
Stopped by Lincoln Beer on my way home from the rink yesterday and tried this on tap. Its was mighty fine!

https://s15.postimg.cc/g7kinn017/20180612_210719.jpg

BeerMan
June 13th, 2018, 06:57 PM
Stopped by Lincoln Beer on my way home from the rink yesterday and tried this on tap. Its was mighty fine!

https://s15.postimg.cc/g7kinn017/20180612_210719.jpg

a Mikkeller?

notbob
June 13th, 2018, 07:33 PM
a Mikkeller?

http://www.lincolnbeercompany.com

BeerMan
June 13th, 2018, 08:07 PM
similar fonts used

DougW8
June 20th, 2018, 10:05 AM
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Df6fvGeVMAAGRXx?format=jpg&name=small

Just picked up a 4-pack of this collaboration between Claremont Craft Ales and Bottle Logic. Nice double IPA loaded with fruit and piney IPA flavor. Just released this week for LA Beer week, and should be available in some stores starting tomorrow. Meanwhile, it is available on tap and in cans at Claremont and possibly Bottle Logic.

BeerMan
June 20th, 2018, 10:04 PM
https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/35900583_10215039981526398_7504906435759702016_n.j pg?_nc_cat=0&oh=74d7a76a0d9f11995d89e3badf8c900a&oe=5BAF86D1

UnholyGoalie
June 24th, 2018, 08:17 PM
Not bad.
http://i63.tinypic.com/qskso5.jpg

BeerMan
June 28th, 2018, 10:43 PM
I'll just go ahead and drop this off right here.

https://www.craftbeerkings.com/shop/pub/media/catalog/product/cache/926507dc7f93631a094422215b778fe0/a/r/arrow-lodge-otter-hops-raspberry-16oz-can.jpg

UnholyGoalie
July 13th, 2018, 10:29 PM
It could just be that I'm biased because I really enjoy KRBC, but this is one of the best Belgian style dark ales I've had from an American brewery.
http://i67.tinypic.com/2ajxlaw.jpg

BeerMan
July 13th, 2018, 11:03 PM
I have that in the fridge as well as the Sock'em Dog. I had the Igor Unchained a while back. iirc, it was an helluva heavy swill. I wouldn't mind having that again.

What party?
July 14th, 2018, 03:53 PM
https://monarch-beverage.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/17632028_1430544403683140_897874857530522997_o-770x432.png

This beer post is shame based, I tried as a lark and fell fast and hard. Tamarind, chipotle chili, tomato,lime, salt..what is happening? Is this even beer? Probably not. It has been my go to drink of the summer and I regret nothing. If you're oddly confident with your beer snobbery status or are a swim against the stream kind of person, give it a try. Added bonus, every time i drink it my dreams involve distant and beautiful tropical lands. The secret ingredient may be Bourdain's ashes (too soon? Tony would have laughed, relax), nothing is confirmed though.

UnholyGoalie
July 14th, 2018, 05:11 PM
I'm the type that would rather make a michelada than have one in a ready-made can, but if it floats your boat have at it. I don't give two craps what you pour down your gullet nor should you give two craps what I pour down mine.

I used to be snobbish about beer. Then I pulled my head out my ass.

What party?
July 14th, 2018, 05:49 PM
I'm the type that would rather make a michelada than have one in a ready-made can, but if it floats your boat have at it. I don't give two craps what you pour down your gullet nor should you give two craps what I pour down mine.

I used to be snobbish about beer. Then I pulled my head out my ass.

Heh. Easy UG I am being lovingly sardonic. No judgement. I'm a little cross faded so maybe posting was a bad idea. Just goofing around and 'trying' to fit in. *Smile* Keep having fun.

As an aside: all I have in my fridge is ponzu and pesto. Not sure that plus any alcohol would be tasty, although on salmon, that sounds delicious. Action Bronson would feel me.

santiclaws
July 14th, 2018, 09:56 PM
https://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/03/8e/69/09/queens-head-inn-at-kettlesing.jpg

If you're ever in England, and stumble into a pub which serves this stuff, I highly recommend trying it. It's hard to find on tap even in the UK, so I'm posting as a "just in case." You can find it in bottles here, but it doesn't come in bottles or cans with the nitrogen widget, so it doesn't taste anything like what it tastes like coming out of a tap.

And I'm sure a lot of you have tried Murphy's. It's pretty good beer, and they have the best commercials.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPzbkLCbpNM

Well, maybe not the best


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y07at1bU89Q


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6eu7SD5gP0

UnholyGoalie
July 15th, 2018, 12:37 PM
I've been to Ireland twice and have had my share of Guinness, Murphy's, and Beamish. My preference is still Guinness but I would be happy with a pint of any Irish stout.

Krussadams
July 15th, 2018, 02:56 PM
I was in Alaska last month. While in Juneau, and after a lot of hiking and walking, I asked a local for the best fish and chips restaurant. He told me where to go (Hangar on the Wharf - thanks Tim!!). We plopped down, ordered the fish and chips (a-****ing-mazing) and I told the waitress, "give me your darkest, strongest beer." She gave me this:

http://seattlebeerreview.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/IMG_0502.jpg

I definitely recommend (on tap if you can find it). Two glasses of this stuff had me feeling ship shape. Now I just need to find a local supply...

notbob
August 15th, 2018, 05:08 PM
My sister sent me a sixer of this stuff. Went to the brewery when I was in the Dallas area and this was one of the few beers that stood out to me.

https://s15.postimg.cc/mydlearh7/20180815_170045.jpg

Dr. Tran
September 22nd, 2018, 04:10 AM
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

I just tried this. I also thought it was just a novelty beer but I liked it.

notbob
February 1st, 2019, 08:52 PM
A little something to help enjoy the rainy weather

https://i.postimg.cc/WbnK39GS/20190201-194842.jpg

Dr. Tran
November 29th, 2019, 11:57 PM
Stone has a new beer out. It's pretty great.

https://www.stonebrewing.com/beer/special-releases/stone-im-peach-double-ipa

Dexter
December 4th, 2019, 11:38 AM
Who had Kings & Convicts purchasing Ballast Point from Constellation Brands?

Dr. Tran
December 11th, 2019, 04:15 AM
Who had Kings & Convicts purchasing Ballast Point from Constellation Brands?

https://www.fool.com/investing/2019/12/10/constellation-brands-selling-ballast-point-proves.aspx

According to this article, Constellation bought Ballast Point for $1 Billion but sold it for an undisclosed sum & in their quarterly filing they valued it at $17 Million. That’s a pretty shocking drop, although maybe it’s just that they severely overpaid for it. The good news is that it could go back to being a craft brewer & not under some corporate overlords. I wonder if this is going to affect all the Ballast Point pub/restaurants that popped up since Constellation bought them.

DRGinLBC
December 11th, 2019, 09:20 AM
Do NOT recommend...but that's just me.

https://i.imgur.com/D0CBe6T.jpg

UnholyGoalie
December 11th, 2019, 11:00 AM
I don't really recommend anything Jager, but also may just be me.

Nicholls9
January 16th, 2020, 09:19 PM
Enjoyed Proper Dose by Horus Aged Ales over the Holiday, a 13.9% coffee stout. Near perfection!

notbob
April 10th, 2020, 12:10 PM
Anyone find some good brewery delivery deals? Ladyface has one but I'm out of range :cbgb:

UnholyGoalie
April 11th, 2020, 03:24 PM
Not sure. I'm in the SFV so I think MacLeod and 818 are doing delivery. I think Ladyface is doing just the Conejo Valley. On the westside I think El Segundo is doing deliveries. Not sure about Smog, Modern Times, etc. I believe Firestone and Sierra Nevada are shipping. Actually, I think KRBC is shipping as well.

notbob
April 11th, 2020, 03:55 PM
Not sure. I'm in the SFV so I think MacLeod and 818 are doing delivery. I think Ladyface is doing just the Conejo Valley. On the westside I think El Segundo is doing deliveries. Not sure about Smog, Modern Times, etc. I believe Firestone and Sierra Nevada are shipping. Actually, I think KRBC is shipping as well.

We are neighbors. I'm in chatsworth. I looked into ladyface, smog city and 5 threads just because I prefer them over hand brewed and 8one8 but they dont deliver to me. I ended up walking across the street to my local bottle shop... tough life right? Picked up a 4 pack of Fremont brewing Head full of dynamite ne style ipa which turned out to be a good decision. Also picked up a great divide yeti smores stout.

mitchrock
April 11th, 2020, 07:52 PM
I now order for pickup from BevMo. Makes it easy. Just got a Variety 12pack of Alaskan Beers.

UnholyGoalie
April 12th, 2020, 02:37 PM
We are neighbors. I'm in chatsworth. I looked into ladyface, smog city and 5 threads just because I prefer them over hand brewed and 8one8 but they dont deliver to me. I ended up walking across the street to my local bottle shop... tough life right? Picked up a 4 pack of Fremont brewing Head full of dynamite ne style ipa which turned out to be a good decision. Also picked up a great divide yeti smores stout.

I'm in Valley Village. Used to work in Chatsworth. I miss being down the street from the Northridge Total Wine. I used to hang my hat at Crazy Harry's in Reseda off of Saticoy. I think they are doing growler fills. Never been to Enegren. You try them?

notbob
April 12th, 2020, 03:51 PM
I'm in Valley Village. Used to work in Chatsworth. I miss being down the street from the Northridge Total Wine. I used to hang my hat at Crazy Harry's in Reseda off of Saticoy. I think they are doing growler fills. Never been to Enegren. You try them?

That's one I never got around too. Must be nice being that close to Mcleods.

BeerMan
June 10th, 2020, 10:47 AM
Anyone find some good brewery delivery deals? Ladyface has one but I'm out of range :cbgb:

I'm well within the delivery range of several local breweries. Jelly?

BeerMan
June 10th, 2020, 10:49 AM
I'm in Valley Village. Used to work in Chatsworth. I miss being down the street from the Northridge Total Wine. I used to hang my hat at Crazy Harry's in Reseda off of Saticoy. I think they are doing growler fills. Never been to Enegren. You try them?

I used to live on Wilkinson/Moorpark. Have you heard about Four'n 20?

notbob
June 10th, 2020, 11:52 AM
I'm well within the delivery range of several local breweries. Jelly?

Always

UnholyGoalie
June 11th, 2020, 08:42 AM
I used to live on Wilkinson/Moorpark. Have you heard about Four'n 20?

Four'n 20 the small restaurant chain? I heard one of their locations closed but I think the one down the street (Laurel Cyn, south of Riverside) is still going. I could be wrong, though.

mitchrock
June 11th, 2020, 02:45 PM
Been enjoying Lagunitas IPA's lately. One of my favorites.

rozzy
January 4th, 2021, 03:44 PM
Good Mexican Lager from Topa Topa
Excellent for micheladas

Dos Topas
Topa Topa Brewing Company

Lager - Pale

Stormy2213
May 18th, 2021, 10:05 AM
Been a minute since I've posted here, and this is only beer related and not about a specific beer. The Surf n Suds beer festivals will be returning this year. I will be pouring at both the Ventura and Carpenteria events. So if you've ever wondered who the heck I am, you should buy a ticket to either event and come see me at the Central Coast Brewing booth. There are a LOT of great breweries pouring at both event. Link to both events with details >>>> https://www.surfbeerfest.com