billhike posted:

5 x Goose Island 312 last night at a blues festival. 

Night 2 of the fest - a couple each of 312's and Founders All Day IPA.

@shavez     ps My thoughts were with you when when I heard Germany was out. 

Last night: St-Ambroise Double IPA.  Loved it, but I'm still looking for that kind of flavour in 5-6% abv instead of 8%, if that's even possible.  I don't know enough about the beer-making process to say.  

vint posted:

@shavez     ps My thoughts were with you when when I heard Germany was out. 

Last night: St-Ambroise Double IPA.  Loved it, but I'm still looking for that kind of flavour in 5-6% abv instead of 8%, if that's even possible.  I don't know enough about the beer-making process to say.  

Oh yeah, that was painful. Maybe that was what drove me to choose a non-German beer the other day, sub-consciously...

I hope all is well in TO. I miss the FWR and all the offlines!

Spent yesterday exploring the craft beer scene in Macon & Greensboro GA. Tasted some excellent brews with the highlights listed below.

Macon:

Ocmulgee Brewing - Coffee Maple Porter

Piedmont Brewing - Imperial Porter- aged for 12 months in rum barrels

Greensboro:

Oconee Brewing - Coffee Saison 

I brewed a Julius clone and kegged it last weekend. First "real" pour after a week of force carbonating and I'm super happy with it. ABV clocked in at 6.7%

2001 Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Ale

2004 Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Ale

1994 Sam Adams Triple Bock

 

These were all outstanding.  Still have some 2005 Bigfoot that I'm going to hold on to.

indybob posted:

Founder's All Day IPA. Great Summer brew. 

An outdoor music venue in my town sells the 19.2 oz. cans of these for $7 at events. Not my favorite IPA, but the price and live music help them go down  nicely. 

Twin Peaks' dark ale - pretty good and very cold

Michelob Ultra Pure Gold - if you don't want carbs and calories, it's not a bad beer, but for a few more calories I'd take a Guinness any day.

Lindemans Cuvee Rene Oude Gueuze 2017 100% authentic lambic 6% vol

Rich dark golden colour, haze due to second fermentation the beer undergoes in the bottle, on the nose yeast, sea spray, leather and funk. The palate is dominated by the crisp and sharp lemon notes, tart, faint leather and some orange peels. Light bodied and crisp. Will age some bottles to explore how the taste changes.

Boulder Beer - Shake Chocolate Porter this taste like chocolate as much as a legitimate beer can. Delicious.

Terrapin Brewing did a reboot of their long discontinued Gamma Ray ale. While the new version has much of the same flavors as the original, the body feels much thinner and coming out of a can now its got a bit of a tinny aftertaste.

Better Half from Founders Brewing. This is truly a special beer. Strong bourbon & vanilla flavors in very heavily malted brew. 

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