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Offline mitlen

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Re: Beer, Beer, and More Beer
« Reply #2550: February 04, 2013, 07:46:35 PM »
KAAAAAAAHHHHHNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Before "Fantasy Island" and the Starship.   :P

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Re: Beer, Beer, and More Beer
« Reply #2551: February 04, 2013, 09:48:36 PM »
bought a 6 pack of SA Alpine Spring.  Decent but not great, kind like blue moon but with less pronounced spices.

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Re: Beer, Beer, and More Beer
« Reply #2552: February 04, 2013, 10:23:05 PM »
Too bad they were out of beer when you got there.
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« Reply #2553: February 05, 2013, 01:30:06 AM »
Blue Moon isn't great by any measure, but it's widely available at sports venues, which to my stunted mind indicates the end of the tyranny of crud beer.

bought a 6 pack of SA Alpine Spring.  Decent but not great, kind like blue moon but with less pronounced spices.

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Re: Beer, Beer, and More Beer
« Reply #2554: February 09, 2013, 01:58:42 PM »
Heavey Seas, maker of the Loose Cannon IPA, has a new Black IPA that's really great

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Re: Beer, Beer, and More Beer
« Reply #2555: February 09, 2013, 07:53:11 PM »
Heavey Seas, maker of the Loose Cannon IPA, has a new Black IPA that's really great
I just filled my growler at Whole Foods/Arlington with that. It's good. But, I would not call it a black IPA. Style-wise, I think it drinks more like a porter. There's a lot of nice roasted malt and it's very smooth. But it doesn't have the internets or hop aroma that I'd associate with an IPA. It is tasty.

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« Reply #2556: February 09, 2013, 09:54:15 PM »
What is the main ingredient you taste?  Been wanting to try it out. 

hard to say, i guess wheat and citrus?

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Re: Beer, Beer, and More Beer
« Reply #2557: February 11, 2013, 12:18:03 PM »
Knorr Hating Me Alert: tried two seasonal and unbottled Texas beers last night. 512 Pecan Porter spiked with dried cherries, pretty enjoyable and way too drinkable for how strong it is, followed by 512 Cascabel Cream Stout, which is a cream stout with a very strong suggestion of chili peppers. As good as the porter was, the Cascabel Cream Stout earned an official houston-nat beer rating of Spec-freaking-Tacular. Seriously, I could probably have four or five pints.

Tonight, trying Deep Ellum Cherry Chocolate Double Brown Stout.

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« Reply #2558: February 11, 2013, 12:39:26 PM »

Tonight, trying Deep Ellum Cherry Chocolate Double Brown Stout.

Whoa, sounds good !

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Re: Beer, Beer, and More Beer
« Reply #2559: February 11, 2013, 02:45:28 PM »
Where will you find this ?

Tonight, trying Deep Ellum Cherry Chocolate Double Brown Stout.

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« Reply #2560: February 11, 2013, 02:48:17 PM »
I don't know if I can agree with you here.  I've been mixing a good porter/stoudt with a good IPA for many years now.  This Heavy Seas  Black IPA seems a good mixutre of IPA wirh a good dark beer

I just filled my growler at Whole Foods/Arlington with that. It's good. But, I would not call it a black IPA. Style-wise, I think it drinks more like a porter. There's a lot of nice roasted malt and it's very smooth. But it doesn't have the internets or hop aroma that I'd associate with an IPA. It is tasty.

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« Reply #2561: February 11, 2013, 02:52:49 PM »
Where will you find this ?

Down in Deep Ellum I'm guessing.

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Re: Beer, Beer, and More Beer
« Reply #2562: February 11, 2013, 02:56:13 PM »
I've recently rediscovered an old fave of mine..."Fin du Monde" from Unibroue.  Even though they are now owned by a big brewing empire (Sapporo), they make a Belgian ale that's as good as anything I've ever had in Belgium. 

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« Reply #2563: February 11, 2013, 02:56:35 PM »
Down in Deep Ellum I'm guessing.
Absolutely true. Deep Ellum, TX

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« Reply #2564: February 11, 2013, 02:58:38 PM »
Is that on crap Creek?
Absolutely true. Deep Ellum, TX


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Re: Beer, Beer, and More Beer
« Reply #2566: February 11, 2013, 05:37:26 PM »
I don't know if I can agree with you here.  I've been mixing a good porter/stoudt with a good IPA for many years now.  This Heavy Seas  Black IPA seems a good mixutre of IPA wirh a good dark beer

Well, thats my point. A true to style IPA shouldn't taste like an IPA mixed with something.

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Re: Beer, Beer, and More Beer
« Reply #2567: February 11, 2013, 06:51:23 PM »
Knorr Hating Me Alert: tried two seasonal and unbottled Texas beers last night. 512 Pecan Porter spiked with dried cherries, pretty enjoyable and way too drinkable for how strong it is, followed by 512 Cascabel Cream Stout, which is a cream stout with a very strong suggestion of chili peppers. As good as the porter was, the Cascabel Cream Stout earned an official houston-nat beer rating of Spec-freaking-Tacular. Seriously, I could probably have four or five pints.

Tonight, trying Deep Ellum Cherry Chocolate Double Brown Stout.

That sounds awesome, although I can't hate you for that right now.  My beer itch at the moment is Rogue's Voodoo Maple Bacon Ale, which is out of stock at the Total Wine closest to me. :(

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Re: Beer, Beer, and More Beer
« Reply #2568: February 11, 2013, 07:03:24 PM »
Sam's maple pecan Porter us pretty good (is pecan the new trendy ingredient?)

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Re: Beer, Beer, and More Beer
« Reply #2569: February 11, 2013, 07:46:57 PM »
Sam's maple pecan Porter us pretty good (is pecan the new trendy ingredient?)

Where'd you find that?  Their search function is useless.

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Re: Beer, Beer, and More Beer
« Reply #2570: February 11, 2013, 08:04:00 PM »
Early spring sampler (I got it at Costco I saw it at safe way too)

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« Reply #2571: February 11, 2013, 09:11:34 PM »
Where'd you find that?  Their search function is useless.
Pretty sure it's only available in the mixed 12 pack.

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« Reply #2572: February 12, 2013, 12:39:00 AM »
Tonight, trying Deep Ellum Cherry Chocolate Double Brown Stout.

Not nearly as drunk as gooo d as the Cascalebl Cream STout but it was deicilsous and I had enough to get very drunk especially since this is a Monday night! Mmm. But I did finishw tih left hand milk stout which is really one f the best beers ever.

Wow so many typos and I'm a professional writer so I look stupid.

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« Reply #2573: February 12, 2013, 09:19:22 AM »
Wow so many typos and I'm a professional writer so I look stupid.


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Re: Beer, Beer, and More Beer
« Reply #2574: February 17, 2013, 04:03:56 PM »
Not beer per se, but I don't feel like looking for the booze thread...DC liquor stores are now open on Sundays (for the first time ever, I believe).  Costco is selling liquor today as well from what I hear (DC location only).