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icehog3
12-20-2011, 10:09 PM
What's everyone liking? :al

ChicagoWhiteSox
12-20-2011, 10:35 PM
Bourbon barrel Plead the 5th is calling my name..
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kaisersozei
12-20-2011, 10:45 PM
Hard day on the road, had to cap the night with a SN Celebration

Stick
12-20-2011, 11:11 PM
Wake n Bake, yum.
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Bill86
12-20-2011, 11:59 PM
Ten Fidy

3rd can of the night. No wonder this stuff doesn't last.

CasaDooley
12-21-2011, 01:29 AM
Quilter’s Irish Death. Man is this stuff good with a cigar!:tu

PuffPuffGive1
12-21-2011, 02:27 AM
Anything from the Stone Brewing Co. :tu

Zeuceone
12-21-2011, 04:14 AM
22oz Red Stripe

newcigarz
12-21-2011, 05:52 AM
Sound Koperen Ketel
http://www.fototime.com/943A80784AB840A/orig.jpg

Dave128
12-21-2011, 09:21 AM
Enjoyed a Soparo.

The Boss
12-21-2011, 09:32 AM
I had a couple cases of Shiner Oktoberfest that just ran out......I about cried.

Moved onto Sam Adam Winter Lager.....anybody got some suggestions on something similar?

kaisersozei
12-21-2011, 10:33 AM
I had a couple cases of Shiner Oktoberfest that just ran out......I about cried.

Moved onto Sam Adam Winter Lager.....anybody got some suggestions on something similar?

Theirs is a spiced wheat bock, so it's a little unusual. You might try Harpoon's Winter Warmer, Redhook's Winterhook, or Troeg's Mad Elf, which are just Christmas spiced beers. There may be some local examples near you, too, lots of craft breweries are jumping on that style.

cricky101
12-21-2011, 11:03 AM
Old Rasputin RIS

elderboy02
12-21-2011, 11:05 AM
New Holland Dragons Breath

The Boss
12-21-2011, 11:18 AM
Theirs is a spiced wheat bock, so it's a little unusual. You might try Harpoon's Winter Warmer, Redhook's Winterhook, or Troeg's Mad Elf, which are just Christmas spiced beers. There may be some local examples near you, too, lots of craft breweries are jumping on that style.

I'll look those up.
There is a local Brewery that I'm going to swing by today to see if they are doing anything different for the holidays.

cobra03
12-21-2011, 03:15 PM
Southern Tier IPA at the bar last night.

kaisersozei
12-21-2011, 09:33 PM
http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii88/kaisersozei/Beer/HoppyFeet15.jpg

Jbailey
12-22-2011, 02:37 AM
Did a beer tasting with some friends. Hope I remember it all.

09 Goose Island Bourbon County Stout
Goose Island Big John
Cigar City Hunahpu's Imperial Stout
Cigar City Nielsbohrium
Founders Breakfast Stout
Founders Devil Dancer
2010 Founders KBS
Mikkeller Black Hole Barrel Aged Edition Bourbon
The Bruery Autumn Maple
2010 Deschutes Abyss
Ale Asylum Ballistic
2011 Surly Darkness
Surly Wet
2011 Three Floyds Behemoth
2010 Avery Samael's Oak-Aged Ale
Oakshire Hellshire II Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout
Two Brothers Domaine Dupage

newcigarz
12-22-2011, 04:17 AM
Did a beer tasting with some friends. Hope I remember it all.

09 Goose Island Bourbon County Stout
Goose Island Big John
Cigar City Hunahpu's Imperial Stout
Cigar City Nielsbohrium
Founders Breakfast Stout
Founders Devil Dancer
2010 Founders KBS
Mikkeller Black Hole Barrel Aged Edition Bourbon
The Bruery Autumn Maple
2010 Deschutes Abyss
Ale Asylum Ballistic
2011 Surly Darkness
Surly Wet
2011 Three Floyds Behemoth
2010 Avery Samael's Oak-Aged Ale
Oakshire Hellshire II Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout
Two Brothers Domaine Dupage

:dr

Wanger
12-22-2011, 08:25 AM
Split a bottle of the Trader Joe's 2011 holiday ale with the wife last night. Good stuff, IMO. Dark ale, loads of Christmasy spice, almost like a gingerbread cookie. We both liked it a lot, and for $4.99/bottle, I think we'll be picking up a bunch more (especially since the store is across the street from us). :)

Frodo
12-22-2011, 08:31 AM
Nogne O Imperial Stout.

kaisersozei
12-22-2011, 08:34 AM
Split a bottle of the Trader Joe's 2011 holiday ale with the wife last night. Good stuff, IMO. Dark ale, loads of Christmasy spice, almost like a gingerbread cookie. We both liked it a lot, and for $4.99/bottle, I think we'll be picking up a bunch more (especially since the store is across the street from us). :)

:hm thanks for the great idea, Mike, I'll be stopping by Trader Joe's on the way home! I'm also sitting on a bottle from either '08 or '09, not sure when I'll be popping that one.

cricky101
12-22-2011, 09:11 AM
:hm thanks for the great idea, Mike, I'll be stopping by Trader Joe's on the way home! I'm also sitting on a bottle from either '08 or '09, not sure when I'll be popping that one.

I haven't had the 2008 or 2009, but I liked this year's much more than the 2010. And for $5 you can't lose! :al

hammondc
12-22-2011, 09:37 AM
Hard day on the road, had to cap the night with a SN Celebration

It is outstanding this year.

awsmith4
12-22-2011, 09:56 AM
Last night I had Southern Tier Choklat. It was mighty tasty :)

never_enough
12-22-2011, 10:39 AM
I haven't had the 2008 or 2009, but I liked this year's much more than the 2010. And for $5 you can't lose! :al

First time having a Trader Joes near me and I didn't know they sold beer. Will have to pick some up to try.

taltos
12-22-2011, 06:30 PM
Currently enjoying some Smithwick Ale.

BeerAdvocate
12-22-2011, 07:40 PM
GreenFlash HopHead Red

cobra03
12-22-2011, 09:38 PM
Had a few good ones last night
Lagunitas Sucks Holiday ale
Sam Adams Red Tasman
Sam Adams Third Voyage
Sam Adams Infinium

Bill86
12-23-2011, 12:38 AM
Sierra Nevada Porter

pnoon
12-23-2011, 12:48 AM
Lagunitas SUCKS.

ChicagoWhiteSox
12-23-2011, 12:54 AM
Bell's Two Hearted
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TNT009
12-23-2011, 01:38 AM
Anchor Steam's Christmas Lager..

newcigarz
12-23-2011, 06:32 AM
Got together with a few beer buddies last night.

Cigar City Ligero Black Lager (tap)
2011 Three Floyds Zombie Dust
2011 Three Floyds Behemoth Barleywine
2011 Three Floyds Dark Lord
Hill Farmstead Art
Firestone Walker 15
2005 Victory Old Horizontal
2011 Arcadia Bourbon Barrel Shipwreck Porter

mmblz
12-23-2011, 07:34 AM
Clown Shoes Muffin Top

ChicagoWhiteSox
12-23-2011, 11:48 AM
Got together with a few beer buddies last night.

Cigar City Ligero Black Lager (tap)
2011 Three Floyds Zombie Dust
2011 Three Floyds Behemoth Barleywine
2011 Three Floyds Dark Lord
Hill Farmstead Art
Firestone Walker 15
2005 Victory Old Horizontal
2011 Arcadia Bourbon Barrel Shipwreck Porter

How's the 2011 DL coming?

kaisersozei
12-24-2011, 05:57 PM
Had Christmas a little early with the kids today, enjoyed a nice brunch of grilled ribeyes and a couple sidekicks:

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii88/kaisersozei/Beer/PC241910.jpg

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii88/kaisersozei/Beer/PC241916.jpg

newcigarz
12-25-2011, 06:55 AM
How's the 2011 DL coming?

It was good, will benefit from aging.

mmblz
12-26-2011, 01:00 PM
Brother Thelonius

Taki
12-26-2011, 01:46 PM
Mad Elf

newcigarz
12-26-2011, 03:05 PM
BA Rasputin XIV :dr

http://www.fototime.com/82E277438E3C788/orig.jpg

Bruins Fan
12-26-2011, 03:09 PM
Fuller's London Porter.

newcigarz
12-27-2011, 07:45 AM
Monday Night Social

Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien (on tap- Amazing!!!!)
Tequesta Julio’s Weizen Blueberry
New Glarus Wisconsin Belgian Red
Pretty Things Jack D’Or
Williamsburg AleWerks Brewmasters Reserve Bourbon Barrel Porter
21st Amendment Special Edition Allies Win The War
Hair of the Dog Doggie Claws
2011 Deschutes The Abyss
Cascade Kriek Ale
Central Waters Brewhouse Coffee Stout
Port City Porter
Element Extra Special Oak

Jbailey
12-27-2011, 09:08 AM
Enjoyed a Founders KBS last night.

awsmith4
12-27-2011, 11:21 AM
Enjoyed a Founders KBS last night.

:tu


Over the weekend I had:

OB G'Knight
Southern Tier Mokah
Southern Tier Choklat
Terrapin Wake-n-Bake Imperial Coffee Stout
Terrapin Moo Hoo Chocolate Milk Stout
Wake-n-Moo (I mixed the above two :D)
Sweetwater Happy Ending 2012

cobra03
12-27-2011, 01:21 PM
Yesterday had a bottle of Ommegang Adortation and Three Philosophers

Boz
12-27-2011, 10:30 PM
Had a Dogfish Head World Wide Stout courtesy of kaisersozei this evening :tu

W.B.
12-27-2011, 10:54 PM
Had a bottle of Trader Joe's Vintage 2011, pretty tasty and quite a nice alcohol effect.:chr

icehog3
12-28-2011, 10:39 AM
Over the Holidays, I had some Chocolate Rain Forest Porter, brewed by our own kaisersozei (Gerard). Paired them with an Esencia lancero, and it was 90 minutes of pure Heaven.

68TriShield
12-28-2011, 07:50 PM
http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l250/68Trishield/photobucket-1853-1325122915785.jpg

Bigbaldbob
12-28-2011, 07:54 PM
Natty light!

ir13
12-28-2011, 07:54 PM
Drinking a Bomber of Sweetwater Festive Ale 2011.

It is delicious. :dr

mase
12-28-2011, 10:32 PM
Sam Adams Chocolate Chili Bock :dr

Mattso3000
12-29-2011, 06:06 AM
Lakefront IPA. I love this stuff.

mkarnold1
12-29-2011, 07:16 AM
Had a bottle of Trader Joe's Vintage 2011, pretty tasty and quite a nice alcohol effect.:chr

Had a bottle of this on Christmas Eve. Excellent beer, going to head back to Trader Joe's and acquire some more.

ChicagoWhiteSox
12-30-2011, 09:23 AM
Had a bottle of King Henry last night. Amazing amazing stuff.

BeerAdvocate
12-30-2011, 08:28 PM
Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout

ChicagoWhiteSox
12-30-2011, 11:07 PM
Green Flash Double Stout. Pretty good beer overall. Kinda expensive for a 4pack though.

pnoon
12-30-2011, 11:10 PM
Green Flash Double Stout. Pretty good beer overall. Kinda expensive for a 4pack though.

I agree. Green Flash is an excellent brewery. Their entire line is very good. But they've put a premium price on their beer.

Rather than buy at retail, I prefer to visit the brewery/tasting room. It's 2 miles from my home.
:lv

ChicagoWhiteSox
12-30-2011, 11:20 PM
I agree. Green Flash is an excellent brewery. Their entire line is very good. But they've put a premium price on their beer.

Rather than buy at retail, I prefer to visit the brewery/tasting room. It's 2 miles from my home.
:lv

Yeah Green Flash has great beer for sure. I just wish their beer was priced a little better. Did you snag any Silva Stout? I hear that beer is finally drinking good.

pnoon
12-30-2011, 11:24 PM
Yeah Green Flash has great beer for sure. I just wish their beer was priced a little better. Did you snag any Silva Stout? I hear that beer is finally drinking good.

No. I'll have to go by there and see if they have any left.

ChicagoWhiteSox
12-30-2011, 11:30 PM
No. I'll have to go by there and see if they have any left.

I believe they only released it back in 2010. They might have released a 2011 vintage, but I didn't hear about it. It would have been in the fall.
http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/green-flash-silva-stout/131632/

Salvelinus
12-31-2011, 06:32 AM
Last night I had some holiday beer, and followed it up with a Jolly Pumpkin Bam Bier

http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae250/NEKvt/Photo1-2.jpg

stearns
12-31-2011, 05:35 PM
went to the local liquor store today, they had one bottle of speedway stout left. happy new years everyone! :chr:al

HollywoodQue
12-31-2011, 05:39 PM
Corona Extra

icehog3
12-31-2011, 05:52 PM
Happy New Year Howard, Ben and all!

http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t7/IllinoisHoosier/smilies/Happy_New_Year_sign.gif

Newbie_nick
12-31-2011, 05:53 PM
I'm enjoying a Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold right now.

icehog3
12-31-2011, 10:06 PM
Big Bear Black Stout.

W.B.
12-31-2011, 10:25 PM
'10 Brooklyn's Monster Ale and a '11 Central Waters Bourbon Barrel Stout. Cheers!

newcigarz
01-03-2012, 05:41 AM
Monday night at the Coffee District:

Schneider Weisse Tap X Mein Nelson Sauvin
De Ranke Père Noël
Arbor Sodibo Barrel Aged Blond Ale
Backlash Convergence
De Molen / Flying Dog Bat Out Of Hell :tu
Surly Coffee Bender
Haandbryggeriet Norwegian Wood
Odell Bourbon Barrel Stout
Dogfish Head Ta Henket( I wish this beer never passed my lips :pu)
Pelican Le Pelican Brun
Williamsburg AleWerks Cafe Royale :tu
Rockyard Buddha Nuvo :tu
Alpine Beer Company Duet
New Belgium Lips of Faith - Prickly Passion Saison
FiftyFifty 2011 Imperial Eclipse Stout (Brewmasters Grand Cru Blend)- This beer was amazing!!!!!!!
Midnight Sun 2010 Pop Ten: Barfly
Great Lakes Commodore Perry IPA
Landhoney's homebrewed Rhubarb Saison :tu
Hornbeer The Fundamental Blackhorn
Cascade Apricot Ale
Mikkeller Hoppy Lovin’ Christmas


and there were a few more that I did not get to sample.

ChicagoWhiteSox
01-03-2012, 01:50 PM
Monday night at the Coffee District:

FiftyFifty 2011 Imperial Eclipse Stout (Brewmasters Grand Cru Blend)- This beer was amazing!!!!!!!

Do you know how many bottles were released? I assume less than just the regular release bottles...

newcigarz
01-03-2012, 02:29 PM
Do you know how many bottles were released? I assume less than just the regular release bottles...

from what I read the Grand Cru was around 2,600 bottles

icehog3
01-03-2012, 03:12 PM
Sam Adams The Vixen Chocolate Chili Stout.

Ed21201
01-03-2012, 03:33 PM
http://bit.ly/zFBhO3

cobra03
01-03-2012, 05:10 PM
Keegan Ales Old Capital golden ale from the sample my brother got me for christmas. Not bad for a lighter golden ale but it has a strange almost plastic like aftertaste when i burp. weird:confused:

Skywalker
01-03-2012, 07:32 PM
Lagunitas SUCKS.

Enjoying the hell out of this one!:dr

jdp
01-03-2012, 07:43 PM
St. Arnold Sailing Santa
Laughing Dog The Dogfather Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout (2008 edition)
Firestone Walker 14

CasaDooley
01-03-2012, 08:50 PM
Sam Adams The Vixen Chocolate Chili Stout.

I saw that on the shelves the other day. How was it Tom?

Boz
01-03-2012, 08:53 PM
Just enjoyed a delicious DFH Chicory Stout courtesy of kaisersozei :tu

icehog3
01-03-2012, 09:21 PM
I saw that on the shelves the other day. How was it Tom?

I enjoyed it, Kevin....not great, but good with a nice full bodied cigars.

Sounds like it's a one-off as well, so might as well try it soon, likely your only chance.

LawMonkey
01-03-2012, 09:59 PM
I'm this very moment having a SN Celebration Ale, but ever since my visit to the Czech Republic, my true love has been Pilsner Urquell. I've yet to find a suitable, reliably available domestic alternative, but every time I find it on tap my face just lights right up...

cobra03
01-04-2012, 11:17 AM
Had a few good ones at our weekly tasting last night
DFH World Wide Stout
Keegan Ales Mothers Milk
Wagner Valley Sled Dog Dopplebock
Ommegang Tripel Perfection
Ommegang Hennepin

The DFH World Wide Stout and the Tripel Perfection were absolutly fantastic. The WWS had quite the kick.

jdp
01-04-2012, 11:53 AM
I'm this very moment having a SN Celebration Ale, but ever since my visit to the Czech Republic, my true love has been Pilsner Urquell. I've yet to find a suitable, reliably available domestic alternative, but every time I find it on tap my face just lights right up...

Comparing to Pilsner Urquell, Live Oak Pils might be the closest American brewed pils. :2

ChicagoWhiteSox
01-04-2012, 03:02 PM
Comparing to Pilsner Urquell, Live Oak Pils might be the closest American brewed pils. :2

Prima is my favorite Pils. Hands down best American IMO.

jdp
01-04-2012, 04:35 PM
Prima is my favorite Pils. Hands down best American IMO.

Fully agree on that. It's my favorite commercially available pils. Just that Prima Pils is hoppier than Pilsner Urquell (and probably less residual malt). Which is a good thing for some and others not so much.

kaisersozei
01-04-2012, 04:37 PM
I'm this very moment having a SN Celebration Ale, but ever since my visit to the Czech Republic, my true love has been Pilsner Urquell. I've yet to find a suitable, reliably available domestic alternative, but every time I find it on tap my face just lights right up...

There are some American versions on this list that might be worth sampling.

http://www.beerinfo.com/index.php/pages/BohemianPilsner.html

For me, I'm not sure how well Summerfest & SA Noble Pils stack up against the original Urquell (especially on draft,) but you might find something you like here.

Coop
01-04-2012, 04:43 PM
I had some Dog Fish 60min IPA the other day. Very tasty!!!

I will say the SN Celebration Ale was very good this year! I went back to get more and they were out...

ChicagoWhiteSox
01-04-2012, 11:04 PM
2011 Founders Imperial Stout, Yum!!

newcigarz
01-05-2012, 07:02 PM
The Alchemist Heady Topper (straight from the can :dr)

http://www.fototime.com/9DA8992DB9CE314/orig.jpg

cobra03
01-05-2012, 08:19 PM
Troggs Perpetual IPA tonight. Great beer. Alot of hop flavor without a ton of bitterness.

Salvelinus
01-05-2012, 08:38 PM
The Alchemist Heady Topper (straight from the can :dr)

http://www.fototime.com/9DA8992DB9CE314/orig.jpg

:banger I hope it turns out to be a blessing that these guys decided not to open the pub back up. Maybe they'll get more beer into circulation.

ChicagoWhiteSox
01-05-2012, 08:46 PM
Drinking Bells Two Hearted.

By the way, Heady Topper is really good stuff! Wish I could get it more often than trades.

jdp
01-05-2012, 10:08 PM
In an IPA mood...

Caldera IPA
SKA Modus Hoperandi
BrewDog Hardcore IPA
LD Sneaky Pete


Nice to see others not be scared of cans. I love the fact I can take my favorite beers with me to the river, lake, hiking, etc.. and not worry about glass.

Jbailey
01-05-2012, 11:22 PM
The Alchemist Heady Topper (straight from the can :dr)

http://www.fototime.com/9DA8992DB9CE314/orig.jpg

I had friend from Vermont bring me a bunch of beer last week and the Heady Topper was one of them. Damn tasty!!

jluck
01-05-2012, 11:26 PM
I had to give up craft beers to afford more cigars! couldn't afford both vice's. But occasionally I do have a N/A beer.

Mattso3000
01-05-2012, 11:34 PM
I'm this very moment having a SN Celebration Ale, but ever since my visit to the Czech Republic, my true love has been Pilsner Urquell. I've yet to find a suitable, reliably available domestic alternative, but every time I find it on tap my face just lights right up...

They had the Pilsner Urquell on tap at a bar down the street from me for a while. No one there drank it and it went on sale for 2.50 for a 20 oz. tap. I think I drank at least 2/3rds of that keg. Love that stuff.

Mattso3000
01-05-2012, 11:34 PM
Stella Artois at the moment.

Jbailey
01-05-2012, 11:40 PM
Founders Breakfast Stout.

Coop
01-06-2012, 08:36 AM
In an IPA mood...

Caldera IPA
SKA Modus Hoperandi
BrewDog Hardcore IPA
LD Sneaky Pete


Nice to see others not be scared of cans. I love the fact I can take my favorite beers with me to the river, lake, hiking, etc.. and not worry about glass.

I love the SKA Modus Hoperandi!!!!

pnoon
01-06-2012, 08:43 AM
Founders Breakfast Stout.
:tu :tu
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landhoney
01-06-2012, 03:15 PM
Does anyone have Cantillon Gueze (or others Cant's) on their shelves at their local B&M liquor/beer store? I am running low and am looking but not finding :rolleyes:

ChicagoWhiteSox
01-06-2012, 03:33 PM
Founders Breakfast Stout.

Good stuff. They are finally drinking the way I like best right now. The coffee has faded enough for more balance.

ChicagoWhiteSox
01-06-2012, 03:35 PM
Does anyone have Cantillon Gueze (or others Cant's) on their shelves at their local B&M liquor/beer store? I am running low and am looking but not finding :rolleyes:

My local store had like 5 cases of half bottle Classic this past summer, all gone now. Even vintages, like 07 Iris were around for a bit. I can't find any either.

newcigarz
01-06-2012, 07:51 PM
http://www.fototime.com/33921FF13FFBF84/orig.jpg

jdp
01-06-2012, 08:56 PM
http://www.fototime.com/33921FF13FFBF84/orig.jpg

That is a good beer right there. Pelican has some great stuff.

jdp
01-06-2012, 08:57 PM
Stone Double Bastard 2010 edition

ChicagoWhiteSox
01-07-2012, 12:58 AM
Founders CBS
2011 Black Xantus

For my bday, these bottles were ballin:tu

newcigarz
01-07-2012, 06:02 AM
That is a good beer right there. Pelican has some great stuff.

yeah, it was outstanding. wish they were closer.

crazyirishman
01-07-2012, 07:46 AM
I enjoy a nice, black Guinness or Smithwicks, personally.

The creaminess of Guinness and the bite of Smithwicks make them very relevant to my interests.

ChicagoWhiteSox
01-07-2012, 05:53 PM
Having a Ballast Point Victory at Sea:tu For anyone that cares, it's a coffee vanilla imperial porter, and it rocks!

cort
01-07-2012, 05:55 PM
Having a Ballast Point Victory at Sea:tu For anyone that cares, it's a coffee vanilla imperial porter, and it rocks!

How strong is the coffee flavor in that bad boy? I enjoy all of BP's stuff but i'm not a coffee fan.

ChicagoWhiteSox
01-08-2012, 01:17 AM
How strong is the coffee flavor in that bad boy? I enjoy all of BP's stuff but i'm not a coffee fan.

The coffee is certainly present, but by no means overpowering. The beer is so well balanced that no one flavor takes over. The vanilla is great too. Also, I will say that the coffee that is there is not a bitter kind.. Its a smooth roasty profile.
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icehog3
01-08-2012, 01:37 AM
Having a Ballast Point Victory at Sea:tu For anyone that cares, it's a coffee vanilla imperial porter, and it rocks!

Did you find that at Binny's Nate?

Had a couple Founder's Breakfast Stouts after hockey.

ChicagoWhiteSox
01-08-2012, 10:31 AM
Did you find that at Binny's Nate?

Had a couple Founder's Breakfast Stouts after hockey.

It was an extra in a trade I recently did. I know where you can get some if Binny's doesn't have any. Let me know.

Skywalker
01-08-2012, 03:12 PM
Sierra Nevada Imperial Smoked Porter:dr

icehog3
01-08-2012, 03:33 PM
Avery Mephistopheles Stout. :dr

cobra03
01-08-2012, 03:43 PM
Had a Wagner Sled Dog Dopplebock last night. :dr love this stuff

MNSmoker
01-08-2012, 06:09 PM
Over the last week or so:

Surly Abrasive
Sierra Nevada Celebration
Deschutes The Abyss
Odell IPA
Duvel

ChicagoWhiteSox
01-08-2012, 08:06 PM
2002 J.W. Lees Harvest Ale.:dr

Coop
01-08-2012, 08:18 PM
Went to dinner at Rock Bottom and had their Ipa and their red

kaisersozei
01-09-2012, 09:13 PM
http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii88/kaisersozei/Beer/IMG_4879.jpg

Skywalker
01-10-2012, 01:08 AM
http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii88/kaisersozei/Beer/IMG_4879.jpg

I love the label!!!:tu

Zeuceone
01-10-2012, 02:09 AM
Lagunitas Sumptin Sumptin

newcigarz
01-10-2012, 04:47 AM
http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii88/kaisersozei/Beer/IMG_4879.jpg

:tu

newcigarz
01-10-2012, 10:10 AM
http://www.fototime.com/C13F0A1935DDDA1/orig.jpg

cobra03
01-10-2012, 10:57 AM
Great lakes Christmas ale and a fresh bottle of my homebrew blonde ale.

icehog3
01-10-2012, 05:11 PM
http://www.fototime.com/C13F0A1935DDDA1/orig.jpg

How was it, Tony? I have a bottle begging to be opened.

ChicagoWhiteSox
01-10-2012, 05:14 PM
Is that a 2011 Oak Aged Yeti? I've got some older 2009 bottles with silver foil and label.

newcigarz
01-10-2012, 05:26 PM
How was it, Tony? I have a bottle begging to be opened.

Icehog would likey. :banger



Is that a 2011 Oak Aged Yeti? I've got some older 2009 bottles with silver foil and label.

Yep. These have green label and black foil

icehog3
01-10-2012, 05:31 PM
Icehog would likey. :banger





:D

C'mon Friday!!

Mikess
01-10-2012, 06:56 PM
Fort Collins Chocolate Stout

Hem
01-12-2012, 08:33 AM
http://www.fototime.com/C13F0A1935DDDA1/orig.jpg

I LOVE that Cigar City Brewing glass that your brew is in! Those guys make GREAT beer right here in Tampa! :banger

newcigarz
01-12-2012, 06:53 PM
Hair of the Dog Doggie Claws

http://www.fototime.com/E3FF886B295EF7B/orig.jpg

kaisersozei
01-12-2012, 08:19 PM
Nice, Tony--this thread needs more barleywine :tu

ChicagoWhiteSox
01-12-2012, 08:22 PM
Nice, Tony--this thread needs more barleywine :tu

King Henry anyone?:D

newcigarz
01-13-2012, 04:45 AM
King Henry anyone?:D

R u offering?;)

Jbailey
01-13-2012, 09:18 AM
R u offering?;)

Let me see you glass Tony I'll fill it up. :D

newcigarz
01-13-2012, 09:51 AM
Let me see you glass Tony I'll fill it up. :D

:chr

ChicagoWhiteSox
01-13-2012, 05:44 PM
R u offering?;)


I'll fill 'er up for ya:D

ChicagoWhiteSox
01-13-2012, 05:44 PM
Fresh bottle of Goose Island IPA. Yum!

Hem
01-13-2012, 10:26 PM
Good beer. Good cigar. :D

MNSmoker
01-13-2012, 10:31 PM
http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh58/myon1010/photo17.jpg

ChicagoWhiteSox
01-14-2012, 12:24 AM
Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar. Pretty good brown ale.

cobra03
01-14-2012, 10:48 AM
Ommegang Rare Vos:dr

BeerAdvocate
01-14-2012, 04:04 PM
Great Divide Belgian Yeti

Wanger
01-16-2012, 09:28 AM
http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh58/myon1010/photo17.jpg

Had it at the Happy Gnome...GOOD stuff.

newcigarz
01-16-2012, 06:42 PM
Hopworks Survival 7-Grain Stout

http://www.fototime.com/2E5B52C2014D801/orig.jpg

cricky101
01-17-2012, 09:08 AM
Last night I had the last bottle of a pumpkin ale I brewed and the usual go-to, Bell's Two-Hearted.

ChicagoWhiteSox
01-17-2012, 07:50 PM
2011 Goose Island Matilda. Good stuff. I'd love to get an infected bottle from 09, hear they are pretty tasty (if you like sours).

cobra03
01-18-2012, 10:56 AM
Had a few good beers last night. Boulder Brewing Killer Penguin barleywine, Souther Tier Krampus, and Sam Adams Alpine Spring.

ashtonlady
01-18-2012, 08:21 PM
Southern Tier Choklat Imperial Stout yummy.

Jbailey
01-18-2012, 09:06 PM
Trout River Knight Slayer.

cort
01-18-2012, 09:12 PM
Caldera IPA

jluck
01-18-2012, 10:09 PM
Full strength O'doul's green label....had to give up alcohol. :rolleyes:

chippewastud79
01-18-2012, 10:19 PM
Widmer Pitch Black IPA, not typically a huge IPA fan, but this one is quite nice and not nearly as bitter. :tu

Salvelinus
01-19-2012, 08:51 PM
Started the night with a pals bretty saison which was excellent. Always nice to get a good homebrew!

Finishing it up with the SN Ruthless Rye which got to VT a few days ago. I like it. Haven't had many rye beers, but they do a good job with this one it isn't over the top.

newcigarz
01-20-2012, 04:26 AM
Finishing it up with the SN Ruthless Rye which got to VT a few days ago. I like it. Haven't had many rye beers, but they do a good job with this one it isn't over the top.


Had a couple last night, really enjoyed them.

Wanger
01-20-2012, 09:18 AM
Widmer Pitch Black IPA, not typically a huge IPA fan, but this one is quite nice and not nearly as bitter. :tu

Good stuff. We've had quite a bit of it. :)

Jbailey
01-20-2012, 09:26 AM
Was saddened to hear Goose Island retired some beers.
Bourbon County Vanilla
King Henry
Big John
Night Stalker
Fluer

Wanger
01-20-2012, 09:38 AM
Was saddened to hear Goose Island retired some beers.
Bourbon County Vanilla
King Henry
Big John
Night Stalker
Fluer

NNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!

One of our favorites!

Frodo
01-20-2012, 05:48 PM
Innis & Gunn Highland Cask. Nice but not mind-blowing like other LEs from this brewery...

cobra03
01-20-2012, 06:59 PM
Innis & Gunn Highland Cask. Nice but not mind-blowing like other LEs from this brewery...

Never seen that one. I do like their rum cask alot.

MNSmoker
01-20-2012, 10:32 PM
http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh58/myon1010/photo19.jpg

ChicagoWhiteSox
01-20-2012, 11:48 PM
Hard to beat the classic Duvel sometimes:tu

MNSmoker
01-21-2012, 12:53 AM
Hard to beat the classic Duvel sometimes:tu

Absolutely. I don't drink this beer enough. I love how crisp and clean this beer is. What I enjoy most about craft beer is the exploration of all of the different beer that is out there. There are so many good craft beers that I'm constantly trying new stuff. As fantastic as it is, I forget how good some of the old stand-bys are.

NCRadioMan
01-21-2012, 04:14 AM
Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout and Three Philosophers.

newcigarz
01-21-2012, 06:33 AM
So good, going to have to see if they have some more.

http://www.fototime.com/6285B813714ED91/orig.jpg

ChicagoWhiteSox
01-21-2012, 11:21 AM
Last night at a mini tasting:
Ballast Point Victory At Sea
2011 Cigar City Brewing Marshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout
AleSmith Speedway Stout
Founders Breakfast Stout
2012 Founders Double Trouble

Fresh Double trouble was awesome, and the Cigar City stout was the best of the beers. Super rich and focused espresso/dark bitter chocolate. Great stout.

Powers
01-21-2012, 01:31 PM
Monty Python Holy Grail Ale :tu

newcigarz
01-21-2012, 02:06 PM
This beer would definitely be on my Desert Island list. :dr
http://www.fototime.com/AAA4DE43196E00D/orig.jpg

Jbailey
01-21-2012, 03:32 PM
I got one Wake and Bake left from last year. mmmm

Enjoying a Central Waters Bourbon Barrel Stout.

ChicagoWhiteSox
01-21-2012, 03:48 PM
I got one Wake and Bake left from last year. mmmm

Enjoying a Central Waters Bourbon Barrel Stout.

How's the new batch of Central Waters Dave? I picked up some a couple weeks ago.

Coop
01-21-2012, 05:49 PM
http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee295/scotts1008/IMG_20120121_173534.jpg

Start of my night

LasciviousXXX
01-21-2012, 11:40 PM
PHENOMENAL!!! (Courtesy of Nate, thanks brother)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o278/LasciviousXXX/a6b3a643.jpg

Jbailey
01-22-2012, 12:20 AM
I can't beat Tyr but had some Bell's Hopslam on the firkin tonight.

Mattso3000
01-22-2012, 12:24 AM
I can't beat Tyr but had some Bell's Hopslam on the firkin tonight.

Love the Hopslam!

Drinking a Lakefront IPA now.

maconusmile
01-22-2012, 12:37 AM
Stella Artois!

Jbailey
01-22-2012, 12:37 AM
How's the new batch of Central Waters Dave? I picked up some a couple weeks ago.

It's pretty good. I will try the new batch with last years soon.

MNSmoker
01-22-2012, 08:04 PM
http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh58/myon1010/photo20.jpg

mmblz
01-22-2012, 09:16 PM
Southern Tier Unearthly

Coop
01-22-2012, 09:50 PM
http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh58/myon1010/photo20.jpg

That ruthless rye is really good!!!

cobra03
01-22-2012, 10:33 PM
Southern Tier Unearthly

What did you think of it. It is one of the few i have yet to try by them. Im going to the brewery next month, hoping they have some good stuff there.

ChicagoWhiteSox
01-22-2012, 10:34 PM
Founders Double Trouble. Yum:dr

mmblz
01-23-2012, 07:58 AM
What did you think of it. It is one of the few i have yet to try by them. Im going to the brewery next month, hoping they have some good stuff there.

Really liked it a lot.
I haven't had much by them. In fact maybe only the 2XIPA which didn't seem all that interesting to me.
I'll be buying more Unearthly though :tu

MNSmoker
01-23-2012, 07:20 PM
Founders Double Trouble. Yum:dr

LOVE Double Trouble! I don't believe that it's hit MN shelves yet, but I'm going to stop by my favorite store tomorrow to check.

Salvelinus
01-23-2012, 09:49 PM
A pal just got some double trouble and abrasive in in trade. Looking forward to sampling this weekend!

Last night enjoyed a few things while watching the game:

Gift of the Magi
Mother of All Storms
St. Bernadus 12
More Brown Than Black
Fantome Noel

Mattso3000
01-24-2012, 06:36 AM
Lakefront IPA and Surly Furious

ChicagoWhiteSox
01-24-2012, 08:50 AM
LOVE Double Trouble! I don't believe that it's hit MN shelves yet, but I'm going to stop by my favorite store tomorrow to check.

Yeah I really liked this years batch of Double Trouble. Although I think I liked their Harvest Ale better.. 2011 Harvest was stellar, and from what I hear people enjoyed it better than Surly Wet Hop.

cricky101
01-24-2012, 09:29 AM
Long night Saturday with friends - out to dinner, watched some bad-ass roller derby and then out for more drinks:

Hopslam (2)
Ruthless Rye
Saison Dupont
21st Amendment Bitter American
Hoegaarden
Surly Furious (2)
Summit EPA
Dos Equis (2)
And a massive headache on Sunday.

cobra03
01-24-2012, 01:27 PM
Had a Ommegang Abby ale (one of my personal favs) and a Ithica Appricot wheat yesterday.

icehog3
01-25-2012, 01:34 AM
My Dad and I went to have dinner in downtown Chicago, and the restaurant we were going to turned out to be out of business.

Found a bar/restaurant a couple blocks away, and to my delight, they had Founder's Breakfast Stout on tap. :dr

cobra03
01-25-2012, 02:54 PM
Last nights selection:
Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye
Southern Tier Eurotrash Pils
Brooklyn Monter Ale
Ommegang Rare Vos

LasciviousXXX
01-25-2012, 05:37 PM
Super tasty!

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o278/LasciviousXXX/3b76c154.jpg

forgop
01-25-2012, 06:22 PM
Picked up a 6 pack of the Breckenridge Brewery Avalanche and a 12 pack of the Samuel Adams Brewers Choice.

http://www.samueladams.com/varietypack/brewerschoice/index.aspx

So far, they've been really good.

Jbailey
01-25-2012, 07:24 PM
Goose Island Christmas Ale.

forgop
01-25-2012, 08:35 PM
Ok, the Samuel Adams link was a big fail as you have to enter your birthdate to get to it. Here's a picture.

awsmith4
01-25-2012, 09:53 PM
Really liked it a lot.
I haven't had much by them. In fact maybe only the 2XIPA which didn't seem all that interesting to me.
I'll be buying more Unearthly though :tu

2xIPA is actually a good beer by itself but compared to Unearthly, Oak Aged Unearthly or Gemini it really isn't as interesting. Southern Tier has become one of my favorite breweries of late


Tonight:

Hopslam
Double Trouble

I am feeling hoppy

yourchoice
01-25-2012, 10:02 PM
Had a DFH 90 Minute and a Founders Breakfast Stout. Two wonderful beers!

BeerAdvocate
01-26-2012, 08:24 AM
Drank my last 2 bottles of 2010 SN Bigfoot Barleywine last night!
I do not know how people let this beer age more than a year. I couldnt keep my hands off of my case. Love it!!!

Salvelinus
01-26-2012, 08:28 AM
Had a Hopslam last night for the first time. I definitely enjoyed it, was hoping to pick up a little more honey though.

landhoney
01-26-2012, 10:29 AM
I do not know how people let this beer age more than a year.

Buy more! Buy more than a case! :tu

Wanger
01-26-2012, 12:10 PM
super tasty!

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o278/lasciviousxxx/3b76c154.jpg

so tasty!!!

hammondc
01-26-2012, 07:02 PM
Can any of you midwesterners get me a couple (or few) cans of Surly Furious? I made a clone but have never had the real thing. Send me that and I can send you some Texas specific stuff- St Arnolds, Jester King, local only Shiner stuff etc.

mmblz
01-26-2012, 07:35 PM
Green Flash Imperial IPA

Salvelinus
01-26-2012, 09:11 PM
Can any of you midwesterners get me a couple (or few) cans of Surly Furious? I made a clone but have never had the real thing. Send me that and I can send you some Texas specific stuff- St Arnolds, Jester King, local only Shiner stuff etc.

I'd try to get some abrasive while you're paying the shipping premium. It's good stuff :tu

chippewastud79
01-26-2012, 10:12 PM
Rogue Dead Guy Ale. Didn't like it as much in the bottle as out of the tap. :hm

ChicagoWhiteSox
01-26-2012, 10:59 PM
Had a Hair of the Dog night with some friends. Matt and Fred from the Wood were amazing. Not too big on the others we had.

awsmith4
01-26-2012, 11:02 PM
Been three straight Double Troubles for me, its raining so I can't smoke but I have been killing some folks in MW3

ChicagoWhiteSox
01-26-2012, 11:03 PM
Been three straight Double Troubles for me, its raining so I can't smoke but I have been killing some folks in MW3

I would buy and drink more Double Trouble but it comes out the same time Hopslam does...

awsmith4
01-26-2012, 11:37 PM
I would buy and drink more Double Trouble but it comes out the same time Hopslam does...

I bought both yesterday. I love them both but DT is much more available than Hopslam and they are both great DIPAs so I buy a bunch of both

ChicagoWhiteSox
01-26-2012, 11:53 PM
I bought both yesterday. I love them both but DT is much more available than Hopslam and they are both great DIPAs so I buy a bunch of both

I'm getting a case here pretty soon of Hopslam so I didn't get a whole lot of Double Trouble even though it's amazing this year.. I just wouldn't be able to drink it all soon enough before the hops fade. I just like hopslam a little more. I usually only drink on weekends, so I'll be busy for a while with Hopslam.

hammondc
01-27-2012, 08:06 AM
I'd try to get some abrasive while you're paying the shipping premium. It's good stuff :tu

Thats a great idea. They are in cans too to is travels easy

ChicagoWhiteSox
01-27-2012, 08:34 AM
Had a Hair of the Dog night with some friends. Matt and Fred from the Wood were amazing. Not too big on the others we had.

Now thinking back, I thought 2009-2011 Doggie Claws was great too.

dwoodward
01-27-2012, 01:36 PM
I bought myself a 6 pack of Obsidian Stout made by Deschutes Brewery that I thought was amazing. Very nice drink.

ChicagoWhiteSox
01-27-2012, 01:48 PM
I bought myself a 6 pack of Obsidian Stout made by Deschutes Brewery that I thought was amazing. Very nice drink.

Obsidian is very good for just a regular stout. I wish I could get it more often.

Salvelinus
01-27-2012, 02:25 PM
Good day for beer in VT. Lagunitas distribution just started, and double trouble made it, plus Lawson put a few more cases of Double Sunshine out there.

Enjoying a Sucks right now, so psyched to be able to get Lagunitas here!

landhoney
01-27-2012, 04:13 PM
Lawson put a few more cases of Double Sunshine out there.


Lucky to get Lawson's, I've had Double Sunshine and the Maple Imperial Stout, both were excellent beers. :tu

hammondc
01-27-2012, 07:38 PM
Good day for beer in VT. Lagunitas distribution just started, and double trouble made it, plus Lawson put a few more cases of Double Sunshine out there.

Enjoying a Sucks right now, so psyched to be able to get Lagunitas here!

+1 for Lagunitas. Love damn near everything they make.

BeerAdvocate
01-27-2012, 07:39 PM
Deschutes hop henge and mirror pond

Remo
01-27-2012, 07:40 PM
Utah's finest 3.2 Uintah Cutthroat Pale Ale :tu

jdp
01-27-2012, 09:01 PM
Green Flash WCIPA
BrewDog Hardcore IPA
Moylan's Hopsickle

Salvelinus
01-27-2012, 09:42 PM
Lucky to get Lawson's, I've had Double Sunshine and the Maple Imperial Stout, both were excellent beers. :tu

The barrel aged faystons imperial stout was available today too. I couldn't bring myself to lay down the $25 for a bomber though. I'm sure it's good, but I just couldn't bring myself to do it.

ChicagoWhiteSox
01-28-2012, 12:03 AM
Had my last few Double Trouble tonight, and some fresh Goose Island IPA.

kaisersozei
01-28-2012, 05:21 PM
Kind of a big beer festival:

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii88/kaisersozei/Beer/IMG_4885.jpg

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii88/kaisersozei/Beer/IMG_4892.jpg

Both were good but Gravitation > Schlafly, ymmv

Mattso3000
01-28-2012, 09:21 PM
21st Amendment Back in Black IPA
http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb411/mattso3000/QnVybnN2aWxsZS0yMDEyMDEyOC0wMDAzMS5qcGc.jpg
http://21st-amendment.com/beer/back-in-black

ChicagoWhiteSox
01-28-2012, 10:08 PM
2011 Founders Breakfast Stout.

OLS
01-28-2012, 10:17 PM
I couldn't bring myself to lay down the $25 for a bomber though. I'm sure it's good, but I just couldn't bring myself to do it.

There's hope for you yet.

ChicagoWhiteSox
01-28-2012, 10:24 PM
2011 FBS is drinking at its best right now. I either love it really fresh, like with in 1 or 2 weeks of bottling, or I like it with about 5 or 6 months on it.

hammondc
01-29-2012, 08:53 AM
2011 FBS is drinking at its best right now. I either love it really fresh, like with in 1 or 2 weeks of bottling, or I like it with about 5 or 6 months on it.

I have a couple with about 4-5 years. Think they are any good?

ChicagoWhiteSox
01-29-2012, 10:06 AM
I have a couple with about 4-5 years. Think they are any good?

Maybe. Coffee and chocolate are most likely all gone by now. There is a small window of time between 6-8 months that I think FBS drinks best. That's my taste though, and the past 3 years its been the same story. I've had a year old bottle that was still good, but you could tell it was on the down slope. Coffee stouts are finicky beers.. The only one that I hear that holds up to more than a year of age is Goose Island Bourbon County Coffee.

BeerAdvocate
01-29-2012, 01:26 PM
Firestone Walker Union Jack IPA

Jbailey
01-29-2012, 02:04 PM
Central Waters Peruvian Morning holds up great for a coffee stout. Should get my new ones when I get into town today, had a few places save me some. Will test last years with fresh ones next weekends.

mmblz
01-29-2012, 05:41 PM
Sixpoint Bengali Tiger

Salvelinus
01-29-2012, 07:50 PM
Sixpoint Bengali Tiger

How's this? We just started getting it. Had their rye pale the other day and liked it a lot.

Liking some double trouble right now. Had a homebrewed breakfast stout clone earlier. It's been 5'ish months on that one, flavors are starting to die. Time for a new batch.

mmblz
01-29-2012, 08:51 PM
Just had one tonight but pretty darn good I thought.
Clean, pretty hoppy without being totally over the top...
Definitely buying more.

LasciviousXXX
01-29-2012, 09:11 PM
2011 Founders Breakfast Stout.

Exactly what I'm having right now thanks to you my friend! This is one of my new favorites :tu

Jbailey
01-29-2012, 09:46 PM
2012 Central Waters Bourbon Barrel Barleywine. Holy crap, not sure what these guys use but I'm sure its magic.

2012 Central Waters Peruvian Morning. Another home run by CW. This stuff is amazing fresh and is at par with Goose Island BC coffee stout.

ChicagoWhiteSox
01-29-2012, 09:48 PM
Exactly what I'm having right now thanks to you my friend! This is one of my new favorites :tu

Nice! It's one of my favorites as well. I always look forward to the release of it every fall. I'm glad you enjoyed it Týr:tu

ChicagoWhiteSox
01-29-2012, 09:56 PM
2012 Central Waters Bourbon Barrel Barleywine. Holy crap, not sure what these guys use but I'm sure its magic.

2012 Central Waters Peruvian Morning. Another home run by CW. This stuff is amazing fresh and is at par with Goose Island BC coffee stout.

I've got some Central Waters Bourbon Barrel Stout.. Amazing price for a 4 pack.. I have loved the few CW's beers I've had. Illumination blew me away.

icehog3
01-30-2012, 12:58 AM
2012 Central Waters Peruvian Morning. Another home run by CW. This stuff is amazing fresh and is at par with Goose Island BC coffee stout.

High praise indeed, Dave, I am going to have to pick some up. :tu

newcigarz
01-30-2012, 05:48 AM
Jolly Pumpkin La Roja

http://www.fototime.com/9174E07093CCD65/orig.jpg

newcigarz
01-30-2012, 05:49 AM
Left Coast Voo Doo
http://www.fototime.com/D05F729BFAD3FDB/orig.jpg

Mattso3000
01-30-2012, 06:25 AM
Lakefront IPA

Mattso3000
01-30-2012, 07:33 AM
21st Amendment Back in Black.

ChicagoWhiteSox
01-30-2012, 07:43 AM
La Roja is a great beer! Gran Reserva La Roja sounded great, too bad they only made 85 cases.

Wanger
01-30-2012, 08:50 AM
Tasty. :)

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7012/6783385399_3b51bf0bdb_z.jpg

mmblz
01-30-2012, 09:01 AM
a lot of morning drinkers today

:r

icehog3
01-30-2012, 09:55 AM
Tasty. :)

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7012/6783385399_3b51bf0bdb_z.jpg

Had one about a month ago and thought it was excellent...still waiting for my local store to get some more in.

newcigarz
01-30-2012, 10:43 AM
La Roja is a great beer! Gran Reserva La Roja sounded great, too bad they only made 85 cases.

I was hoping for a little more sour, but yes it was good.

ChicagoWhiteSox
01-30-2012, 10:52 AM
I was hoping for a little more sour, but yes it was good.

It's a good entry level sour. No cantillon that's for sure.