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distantmantra
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(12-06-2016, 04:11 AM)
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This is another thread about beer.
newdayrocks
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I like beer.
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(12-06-2016, 04:12 AM)
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Woo!! Let's do this.
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(12-06-2016, 04:22 AM)
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Buddy went up to Vancouver over Thanksgiving and brought me back a Canadian fresh hop.

Aww yeah.
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Drinking a growler of Alpine Nelson right now. I like beer too.
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Shoulda put it in regular off topic to get more eyes for a few days before it got shoved back to community.

And was expecting an op with some info for newcomers, but since we in community doesn't really matter.

Well, here's to our livers!
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Originally Posted by PhoncipleBone

Shoulda put it in regular off topic to get more eyes for a few days before it got shoved back to community.

And was expecting an op with some info for newcomers, but since we in community doesn't really matter.

Well, here's to our livers!

I copied the original first post and just added "another." People find their way here when needed, chill and have a beer.

If you want to add something to the first post, PM me and I'll paste it in.
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(12-06-2016, 01:45 PM)
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Top 25 Beers According to BeerAdvocate (2010)

1. Trappist Westvleteren 12
Quadrupel (Quad) / 10.20% ABV
Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren) A+ / 4.55 955

2. Pliny The Elder
American Double / Imperial IPA / 8.00% ABV
Russian River Brewing Company A+ / 4.5 1629

3. Pliny The Younger
American Double / Imperial IPA / 11.00% ABV
Russian River Brewing Company A+ / 4.49 492

4. The Abyss
American Double / Imperial Stout / 11.00% ABV
Deschutes Brewery A+ / 4.47 898

5. Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)
American Double / Imperial Stout / 11.20% ABV
Founders Brewing Company A+ / 4.46 1308

6. Trappistes Rochefort 10
Quadrupel (Quad) / 11.30% ABV
Brasserie de Rochefort (Abbaye de Notre-Dame de Saint-Rmy) A / 4.41 1645

7. Founders Breakfast Stout
American Double / Imperial Stout / 8.30% ABV
Founders Brewing Company A / 4.38 1623

8. Bell's HopSlam Ale
American Double / Imperial IPA / 10.00% ABV
Bell's Brewery, Inc. A / 4.38 1753

9. Trappist Westvleteren 8
Dubbel / 8.00% ABV
Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren) A / 4.37 570

10. St. Bernardus Abt 12
Quadrupel (Quad) / 10.50% ABV
Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV A / 4.37 1780

11. Dark Lord Imperial Stout
Russian Imperial Stout / 15.00% ABV
Three Floyds Brewing Co. / Brewery & Pub A / 4.37 755

12. Stone Imperial Russian Stout
Russian Imperial Stout / 10.50% ABV
Stone Brewing Co. A / 4.36 1909

13. AleSmith Speedway Stout
American Double / Imperial Stout / 12.00% ABV
AleSmith Brewing Company A / 4.36 857

14. Supplication
American Wild Ale / 7.00% ABV
Russian River Brewing Company A / 4.36 635

15. Sculpin India Pale Ale
American IPA / 7.00% ABV
Ballast Point Brewing Company A / 4.36 795

16. Canadian Breakfast Stout
American Double / Imperial Stout / 9.40% ABV
Founders Brewing Company A+ / 4.36 263

17. Pch Mortel (Imperial Stout Au Cafe)
American Double / Imperial Stout / 9.50% ABV
Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel A / 4.35 1125

18. Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier
Hefeweizen / 5.40% ABV
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan A / 4.34 1585

19. Dreadnaught IPA
American Double / Imperial IPA / 9.50% ABV
Three Floyds Brewing Co. / Brewery & Pub A / 4.34 1112

20. Portsmouth Kate The Great
Russian Imperial Stout / 10.50% ABV
Portsmouth Brewery A+ / 4.34 310

21. Masala Mama India Pale Ale
American IPA / 5.90% ABV
Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery A / 4.32 540

22. Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout
American Double / Imperial Stout / 13.00% ABV
Goose Island A+ / 4.32 289

23. Bourbon County Brand Stout
American Double / Imperial Stout / 13.00% ABV
Goose Island A / 4.31 1269

24. Tregs Nugget Nectar
American Amber / Red Ale / 7.50% ABV
Tregs Brewing Company A / 4.31 1507

25. Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock
Doppelbock / 6.70% ABV
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying A / 4.3 1713

Top 25 Beers According to BeerAdvocate (2016)
1 Good Morning
Tree House Brewing Company
American Double / Imperial Stout / 8.40% ABV
4.72 203 | 1,003

2 Kentucky Brunch Brand Stout
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
American Double / Imperial Stout / 12.00% ABV
4.7 91 | 529

3 King Julius
Tree House Brewing Company
American Double / Imperial IPA / 8.30% ABV
4.67 123 | 705

4 Pliny The Younger
Russian River Brewing Company
American Double / Imperial IPA / 10.25% ABV
4.66 931 | 2,979

5 Mornin' Delight
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
American Double / Imperial Stout / 12.00% ABV
4.66 181 | 1,012

6 Very Hazy
Tree House Brewing Company
American Double / Imperial IPA / 8.60% ABV
4.66 82 | 502

7 Hunahpu's Imperial Stout - Double Barrel Aged
Cigar City Brewing
American Double / Imperial Stout / 11.00% ABV
4.66 125 | 1,328

8 Heady Topper
The Alchemist
American Double / Imperial IPA / 8.00% ABV
4.66 2,294 | 12,890

9 King JJJuliusss
Tree House Brewing Company
American Double / Imperial IPA / 8.40% ABV
4.64 72 | 354

10 Dinner
Maine Beer Company
American Double / Imperial IPA / 8.20% ABV
4.63 224 | 1,856

11 Marshmallow Handjee (Bourbon Barrel Aged Vanilla Bean Dark Lord)
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Russian Imperial Stout / 15.00% ABV
4.63 294 | 1,444

12 Julius
Tree House Brewing Company
American IPA / 6.80% ABV
4.62 491 | 3,181

13 Founders CBS Imperial Stout
Founders Brewing Company
American Double / Imperial Stout / 10.60% ABV
4.62 983 | 4,256

14 Juice Machine
Tree House Brewing Company
American Double / Imperial IPA / 8.20% ABV
4.61 99 | 502

15 Trappist Westvleteren 12 (XII)
Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)
Quadrupel (Quad) / 10.20% ABV
4.61 1,832 | 6,157

16 Very Green
Tree House Brewing Company
American Double / Imperial IPA / 8.60% ABV
4.6 70 | 477

17 Pliny The Elder

Russian River Brewing Company
American Double / Imperial IPA / 8.00% ABV
4.6 3,644 | 14,102

18 Barrel-Aged Abraxas
Perennial Artisan Ales
American Double / Imperial Stout / 11.00% ABV
4.6 114 | 1,247

19 Fundamental Observation
Bottle Logic Brewing
American Double / Imperial Stout / 14.30% ABV
4.59 130 | 678

20 King Sue
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
American Double / Imperial IPA / 8.00% ABV
4.58 192 | 1,616

21 Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout
Goose Island Beer Co.
American Double / Imperial Stout / 13.40% ABV
4.57 1,159 | 6,883

22 JJJuliusss
Tree House Brewing Company
American IPA / 6.80% ABV
4.57 54 | 332

23 Morning Wood
Funky Buddha Brewery
American Porter / 12.00% ABV
4.57 89 | 558

24 Focal Banger
The Alchemist
American IPA / 7.00% ABV
4.56 303 | 2,615

25 AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vietnamese Coffee (Bourbon Barrel Aged)
AleSmith Brewing Company
American Double / Imperial Stout / 12.00% ABV
thabiz
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(12-06-2016, 01:50 PM)
What a welcoming OP
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Originally Posted by sharkmuncher

Top 25 Beers According to BeerAdvocate (2016)


oof
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(12-06-2016, 01:56 PM)
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Originally Posted by thabiz

What a welcoming OP

It made it to 20k posts last time, why mess with a good thing?
thabiz
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(12-06-2016, 02:08 PM)
20k and it only took six years.
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Originally Posted by sharkmuncher

Top 25 Beers According to BeerAdvocate

Pliny the Younger definitely belongs above Pliny the Elder.
distantmantra
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(12-06-2016, 04:29 PM)
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Those top beer lists don't help anyone with the way distribution works.

I've seen guys walk into Bottleworks with a printout of that list and get furious when told that we don't get the majority of those beers in WA. They also normally accuse the employee of being a liar.

And then there's the secondary market often driven by that shit. A coworker of one of my best friends is trying to unload his TG Assassin for $1,000. Hahawtf
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(12-06-2016, 04:36 PM)
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One brewery with a 1/3 of the Top 25. No hype involved there. Nope, none at all... It's hard to look at lists like that anymore. Also why trading for beers like that isn't worth it.
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Originally Posted by ErnieMcCracken

One brewery with a 1/3 of the Top 25. No hype involved there. Nope, none at all... It's hard to look at lists like that anymore. Also why trading for beers like that isn't worth it.

Sometimes I feel like the only sane one. Good to know I'm not alone.
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(12-06-2016, 04:58 PM)
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Originally Posted by distantmantra

Sometimes I feel like the only sane one. Good to know I'm not alone.

Not alone at all. I still don't quite understand the TG hype. I can pick up the Decorah bombers with relative regularity and don't think it's worth the 10 minute drive over to Council Bluffs haha. There's just so much good, easy to find beer, local or otherwise, that I just can't justify going out of my way for it, or maybe I'm just lazy.
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Everything I've had from TG (Florida cans and Decorah bottles) was good, but it's no better than anything I can get locally. Massive homer hype.
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Originally Posted by distantmantra

Everything I've had from TG (Florida cans and Decorah bottles) was good, but it's no better than anything I can get locally. Massive homer hype.

Don't blame you. You are surrounded by amazing beer (the entire West coast is ridiculous). Easy to homer there! ;-) Cincy is getting better but will never approach those levels.
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(12-06-2016, 07:32 PM)
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Oro Negro hitting shelves next week in Ohio. Excited to finally try it out.

I was in Houston this past weekend and hit up a couple new breweries that recently opened; Eureka Heights and Brash Brewing. Both of which are in repurposed industrial warehouse buildings, which I absolutely love.

Brash's Milk The Venom stout is in my top 10. It was $3 to boot.

Eureka had a nice little lineup. Nothing spectacular, but pretty solid beers nonetheless. I'll definitely be going back next time I'm in town.

Now I have a bunch of Hoof and Trillium to drink at home. Plus some Yellow Rose I brought home. My girlfriend got some IwanttoBU, Board Shorts and Cutting Tiles (Citra) from a trade, so we'll share that. And a co-worker of mine gave me some Voltan to encourage my love for stouts.
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Originally Posted by distantmantra

Those top beer lists don't help anyone with the way distribution works.

I've seen guys walk into Bottleworks with a printout of that list and get furious when told that we don't get the majority of those beers in WA. They also normally accuse the employee of being a liar.

And then there's the secondary market often driven by that shit. A coworker of one of my best friends is trying to unload his TG Assassin for $1,000. Hahawtf

Has anyone put out regional lists?
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(12-06-2016, 07:51 PM)
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Originally Posted by Link

Has anyone put out regional lists?

I think you can do them by state on BA and RateBeer.
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Just had Avery's new Tangerine Quad. Really heavy on the bourbon and a pretty big citrus punch. Good, but I'm almost certain I'd prefer the base beer.

On another note, Nebraska Brewing changed up their IPA recipe and it's pretty nice. Pretty standard west coast IPA of 4-5 years ago example, but very well made.
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Originally Posted by distantmantra

I think you can do them by state on BA and RateBeer.

Right, but they only list beers from each individual state. So for Florida, for example, the list is pretty much all Cigar City and Funky Buddha. Which is fine, but I'm familiar with all that. I was hoping for a list of everything that's available regionally.
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Originally Posted by Link

Right, but they only list beers from each individual state. So for Florida, for example, the list is pretty much all Cigar City and Funky Buddha. Which is fine, but I'm familiar with all that. I was hoping for a list of everything that's available regionally.

That would be a massive undertaking to break it down by what's available based on regional distribution. Would be fascinating but I doubt such a list exist.

Seekabrew lists the breweries available in each state if you want to start working on it.
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Think I found a new favorite. This Black Butte XXVIII birthday reserve is sublime. If you're an imperial or chocolate stout fan try to get your hands on one of these.
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Originally Posted by distantmantra

That would be a massive undertaking to break it down by what's available based on regional distribution. Would be fascinating but I doubt such a list exist.

Seekabrew lists the breweries available in each state if you want to start working on it.

If I put that kind of work into drinking, I'd be a rich man.
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Sitting here drinking Miller High Life while reading this thread lol. Anyway, if you're ever near eastern Virginia, I'd highly suggest checking out The Answer Brewpub. Checked it out the other day with my girlfriend. I only had their Blue Straws Berliner Weisse and Extra Credit IPA, but yeah, worth it. The Blue Straws wasn't really remarkable, but the Extra Credit was a really tasty Imperial IPA. They also have tasty Vietnamese food - I'd suggest the five spice pork banh mi.

Gonna go out tomorrow after work and try to find a 12 pack of Sierra Nevada Hop Hunters. Seems like the places around me only have six packs available.
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Relevant viewing.
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Originally Posted by Rei_Toei

Relevant viewing.

Thank you for that.
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The Hello at the end literally made me LOL
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I bet my co-workers think of me like that. I should just shut up and drink hahaha
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Brewery up north in Bellingham has unleashed the canned IPA release monster in WA...

Digging the artwork.
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Having a '15 Weyerbacher Sunday Morning Stout. Already one of my favorites, mellows so nicely after a year. Fantastic.
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Picked up some Oro Negro, Gumbalhead, Baptista, and Double Barrel Baptist... Expensive trip
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Same bar as the SMS has Avery Tweak. It's.....something.

If you see my liver, please tell it I'm sorry.
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Originally Posted by Ron Mexico

Same bar as the SMS has Avery Tweak. It's.....something.

If you see my liver, please tell it I'm sorry.

Tweak does need a lil age imo
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Originally Posted by HiResDes

Picked up some Oro Negro, Gumbalhead, Baptista, and Double Barrel Baptist... Expensive trip

Very nice. Will get Oro next week.

Picked up Lizard of Koz from Founders. If I had patience, I'd age it. Will end up drinking it by Friday.
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Originally Posted by HiResDes

Tweak does need a lil age imo

For being almost 18% it hides it well but yeah I agree. There's still some heat there.
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Not sure which one to tackle tonight:

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Darkness 2016. I love the healthy pours of great beer I can get from Whole Foods.
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Originally Posted by HiResDes

Not sure which one to tackle tonight:

big bad baptista sounds right up my alley
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Having the Peppermint Victory at Sea tonight. A damn sight better than the coconut (because I don't like coconut), but still not as good as the base beer. The peppermint almost blends with the bitterness of the coffee too much that it is confusing.

Good, but I don't feel compelled to buy it again when I can get a six pack of the regular more easily.
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Originally Posted by PhoncipleBone

Having the Peppermint Victory at Sea tonight. A damn sight better than the coconut (because I don't like coconut), but still not as good as the base beer. The peppermint almost blends with the bitterness of the coffee too much that it is confusing.

Good, but I don't feel compelled to buy it again when I can get a six pack of the regular more easily.

Maybe it's just coincidence, but I also feel the same exact way about their Sculpin variants. They're...ok. Still prefer just the original base.

As for Victory at Sea, I've had the base and coconut. I'm with you-- prefer the base. I'll still grab a peppermint at some point for comparison.
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Originally Posted by Ron Mexico

Maybe it's just coincidence, but I also feel the same exact way about their Sculpin variants. They're...ok. Still prefer just the original base.

As for Victory at Sea, I've had the base and coconut. I'm with you-- prefer the base. I'll still grab a peppermint at some point for comparison.

For Sculpin it is all about the pineapple for me. That extra lil hint of sweetness is wonderful in it.

But base Sculpin is superior to Grapefruit.
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I don't like the Pineapple much prefer the grapefruit, but now honestly I'd rather have a Stone Enjoy By or Hoof Hearted now that I can get my hands on em. All of Three Floyd's stuff is so readily available now you they must have really ramped up production.
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Seeing Alpha King on shelves a lot more often. Same with Gumballhead. As far as Sculpin goes, I never really buy it unless there's a limited selection at a bar. My favorite is definitely grapefruit.

Should be cracking open my Lizard of Koz tonight, so I'll post impressions later. Also have a Columbus Sohio Stout I may drink. Either that or Cultrider from Hoof.
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Originally Posted by Mitch

Seeing Alpha King on shelves a lot more often. Same with Gumballhead. As far as Sculpin goes, I never really buy it unless there's a limited selection at a bar. My favorite is definitely grapefruit.

Should be cracking open my Lizard of Koz tonight, so I'll post impressions later. Also have a Columbus Sohio Stout I may drink. Either that or Cultrider from Hoof.

I've heard good things but you really have to like berry as I hear it dominates over the other flavors in the beer
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Originally Posted by HiResDes

I've heard good things but you really have to like berry as I hear it dominates over the other flavors in the beer

It does. The blueberry is very strong and upfront in it. Everything else is detectable, but plays second fiddle to the berry. Hopefully some age mellows the berry a bit
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Originally Posted by HiResDes

I've heard good things but you really have to like berry as I hear it dominates over the other flavors in the beer

Originally Posted by PhoncipleBone

It does. The blueberry is very strong and upfront in it. Everything else is detectable, but plays second fiddle to the berry. Hopefully some age mellows the berry a bit

Berries and sweets in general are my thing. I loved Rbus (especially mixed with KBS) and most fruity sours. We'll see!

Stopped by Taco Tonto's in Kent, OH while running errands earlier today and had Musk of The Minotaur for the first time. Wicked good IPA. I had promised the owner I'd bring him some Yellow Rose back in July, so the main reason I stopped by was to let him know I had some on the way.

He didn't have any Hoof left in stock, but offered to pull anything form his personal stash. Super cool dude. He also told me Konkey Dong is Hoof's next release (along with Mom Jeans), which will be next Sunday.

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