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Originally posted by BRR:
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Originally posted by Bob H:
Bear Republic Brewpub


Is the brewpub a good place? I'm curious becuase I absolutely LOVE the Racer 5 IPA that can frequently be found up here.


My favorite stop in Healdsburg.
Others you may see in the store are Red Rocket, Pete's Tribute Brown Ale,and Hop Rod Rye. All very good.
There were about 20 available at the pub. If you're ever in the neighborhood give me a call. I'll meet you there. Smile
quite the collection since I last posted in this thread:

Bear Republic - “Racer 5" IPA
Pyramid - “Thunderhead” IPA
Port Brewing - “Wipeout” IPA
Anderson Valley Brewing Co. - “Hop Ottin’” IPA
Victory - “Prima” Pils
Lagunitas - Pils
Russian River Brewing - "Pliny the Elder" DIPA
Nectar - IPA
Alesmith - "My Bloody Valentine" American Red
Ale
Jolly Pumpkin - "Bam Biere"
Bockor Cuvee des Jacobins Rouge
New Belgium - "Ranger" IPA
Russian River Brewing - "Supplication" - Brown Ale aged in used Pinot Noir barrels
New Belgium - "Fall Wild Ale"
Stone - "Ruination" DIPA
Widmer - "W-10" Black IPA
Red Hook - "Mud Slinger" Nut Brown Ale
Dogfish Head - "Festina Peche" -- absolutely disgusting.
2008 HaandBryggeriet Oud Bruin "Haandbakk" Wild Ale (Norway, Drammen): holy freakin' crap, this stuff is delicious!!
N.V. Jolly Pumpkin Biere de Garde Biere de Mars (USA, Michigan): the best Jolly Pumpkin i've yet to taste
2006 Drie Fonteinen Oude Lambic "Doesjel" (Belgium, Flanders, Brussels): very nice, but not quite as good as their Oude Gueuze.
N.V. Brasserie a Vapeur Saison "Vapeur en Folie" (Belgium, Wallonie): not as good as the "Cochonne", imo. At least this didn't have the yucky nose of the "Cochonne."
N.V. Brewery Ommegang Biere de Garde Biere de Mars (USA, New York): very nice, not as good as the Jolly Pumpkin.
Lost Abbey - “Avante Garde” Ale: 7% abv.; TN coming
Maui Brewing Company - “Big Swell” IPA
Mikkeller - Belgian IPA: interesting, sweet, not worth the $6 price tag for 11.2 oz.
Duchesse de Bourgogne: was a treat to find this in 750's
Avery - DuganA Imperial IPA: better than “Majaraja”
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Originally posted by Brashley:
Widmer - "W-10" Black IPA


I grabbed a sixer of this a couple weeks back because Widmer makes some great smaller-production stuff like this. What did you think? I wasn't overly impressed - it seemed like an experiement that resulted in a beer that didn't really have a place. Not good, not bad.
Sierra Nevada "Hoptimum"- a buddy of mine went to beer camp at Sierra Nevada and they concocted this 10.6% alc super- hoppy brew. It is unbelievable- you don't notice the alcohol at all (until you finish a glass). In any case, they only produced about 5-10 kegs...the owner took a few to his vacation house, my buddy has a few ponies and the rest sold out at the brewery in a week.
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Originally posted by BRR:
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Originally posted by Brashley:
Widmer - "W-10" Black IPA


I grabbed a sixer of this a couple weeks back because Widmer makes some great smaller-production stuff like this. What did you think? I wasn't overly impressed - it seemed like an experiement that resulted in a beer that didn't really have a place. Not good, not bad.


I liked it, but I'm also a huge fan of porters, the style I thought this was closest to (maybe a hoppy porter, of sorts). Probably won't buy it again, though.
Stone - Oaked Arrogant Bastard (CA)
2008 HaandBryggeriet Oud Bruin "Haandbakk" Wild Ale (Norway, Drammen)
Lagunitas - “Hop Stoopid” Imperial IPA (CA)
The Bruery - Orchard White (CA)
New Belgium - “Le Fleur Misseur” (CO)
Sierra Nevada - 30th Anniversary Stout (CA)
St. Louis - Gueuze Fond Tradition (Belgium)
Stone - Smoked Porter (CA)
Speakeasy - “Big Daddy” IPA (CA)
St. Feuillien - Saison (Belgium)
Samuel Smith - “Taddy” Porter (England)
Victory - “Hop Devil” IPA (PA)
Bear Republic - “Racer 5" IPA (CA)
Anderson Valley - “Boont” Amber Ale (CA)
Alesmith - IPA (CA)
lol probably the same but i've never ventured into the peche world... i've had aprihop on tap and it's obviously fresher than bottled but i've never really been a fan of fruit in my beer! that said, i made a apricot/brown sugar glaze (for ham) out of the beer and it was perfect for that!

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Originally posted by Brashley:
how does this compare to Dogfish’ “Festina Peche”? My experience with the Festina Peche was so horrible I’ve been avoiding the “Aprihop”, despite the fact that it tugs at my curiosity.
i don't think i've ever measured anything on this planet!

it was a two pound couple of inches thick bone in "slice" and i used 2 beers, a big ass jar of local apricot preserves and 1/2 box of brown sugar. i don't have a big sweet tooth so i could easily be accused of going light in the sugar department!

i'd say "adjust to your taste"! Smile



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Originally posted by Brashley:
that sounds delicious! how much sugar to how much beer?

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