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Doing well, W + A, thanks for your comments! Much appreciated!

Paying the rent and a little "take home" with the sales I am getting.

As you know, art dealer is only as good as the artists he can get of the walls, so the search for quality art is constant..

Finding collectors and spending money on the most effective marketing strategies are two big question marks.

How about your venture? Still want to try it out?
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Doing well, W + A, thanks for your comments! Much appreciated!

Paying the rent and a little "take home" with the sales I am getting.

As you know, art dealer is only as good as the artists he can get of the walls, so the search for quality art is constant..

Finding collectors and spending money on the most effective marketing strategies are two big question marks.

How about your venture? Still want to try it out?


fcs, building a business is always a process, and sounds like you are now covering your nut at least. Congrats!

I'm getting closer, I think. One of the guys interested with me would have trouble if we needed to make a quick capital call so am slowing the process down until more clarity.
Stone 'Enjoy By' 10/24/13 IPA

This was one of the best IPAs I've had in awhile. I'd imagine its because they likely used the hops that are coming off the vine as we speak. They do these year round, but harvest is wrapping up now, so the hops are uber-fresh and you can really notice it in this beer. Awesome.
This week I had the pleasure of trying six beers at Agua Mala, a small artisinal brewery in Ensenada. We had a pilsner, wit, Pale Ale, IPA, Amber Ale and Stout. All of their beers are named after sea creatures with an attitude (he is a marine biologist). They are gaining traction in a world dominated by Corona, Pacifico and XX. Really good people to boot. They hope to be able to import to the US soon. I, for one, will be keeping an eye out for them.
Voodoo is an interesting novelty if visiting Portland, but they are doughnuts, so I wouldn't be excited from a "food" standpoint. There is a second location so we didn't have to endure the ridiculous line at the main one. A passable sweet breakfast with fun designs, and surprisingly decent drip coffee.

The collaboration beers they do with Rogue are disgusting.
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Clown Shoes Vampire Slayer Imperial American Stout


OK, seriously, what are they smoking when they decide to name a beer?


dunno... but w/a company name like 'Clown Shoes';sumptin' sumptin' pretty good I'd wager. Wink

It went well w/my 'Vampire Slayer' cheese I picked up in Philly.
The beer is made with holy water, so , I was really covered on Halloween. Smile
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Originally posted by TPEwinedrinker:
goose island matilda- really liking this beer


It's a favorite of mine. What year are you drinking?


Shane, I have had several of these over the last couple of years. Do you or others feel that there is variability between years? Are there good vintages and bad? I see the year on the cap, but I personally do not get the significance of it. To me, it is a little bit like asking what year a Budweiser was made. Most people drink the beer within a couple months of buying it anyway. Would you suggest that aging the bottle will make it better? After all, why else would the vintage be important.
Thanks for your thoughts.
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Originally posted by Shane T.:
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Originally posted by TPEwinedrinker:
goose island matilda- really liking this beer


It's a favorite of mine. What year are you drinking?


Shane, I have had several of these over the last couple of years. Do you or others feel that there is variability between years? Are there good vintages and bad? I see the year on the cap, but I personally do not get the significance of it. To me, it is a little bit like asking what year a Budweiser was made. Most people drink the beer within a couple months of buying it anyway. Would you suggest that aging the bottle will make it better? After all, why else would the vintage be important.
Thanks for your thoughts.

it is a beer that can age... so if drinking young, there is probably little variation, but it definitely shows its individual profile after some age. happy thanksgiving to your family wine doc. like the sours from russian river, they can really shine with some age on them.
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Originally posted by TPEwinedrinker:
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Originally posted by Wine doc:
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Originally posted by Shane T.:
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Originally posted by TPEwinedrinker:
goose island matilda- really liking this beer


It's a favorite of mine. What year are you drinking?


Shane, I have had several of these over the last couple of years. Do you or others feel that there is variability between years? Are there good vintages and bad? I see the year on the cap, but I personally do not get the significance of it. To me, it is a little bit like asking what year a Budweiser was made. Most people drink the beer within a couple months of buying it anyway. Would you suggest that aging the bottle will make it better? After all, why else would the vintage be important.
Thanks for your thoughts.

it is a beer that can age... so if drinking young, there is probably little variation, but it definitely shows its individual profile after some age. happy thanksgiving to your family wine doc. like the sours from russian river, they can really shine with some age on them.


Big Grin
Thanks for the info TPE, I will try it one day! Great hearing from you and I hope you have a great Thanksgiving. Looks like we will be moving to California (LA) in the very near future!
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Originally posted by TPEwinedrinker:
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Originally posted by Wine doc:
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Originally posted by Shane T.:
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Originally posted by TPEwinedrinker:
goose island matilda- really liking this beer


It's a favorite of mine. What year are you drinking?


Shane, I have had several of these over the last couple of years. Do you or others feel that there is variability between years? Are there good vintages and bad? I see the year on the cap, but I personally do not get the significance of it. To me, it is a little bit like asking what year a Budweiser was made. Most people drink the beer within a couple months of buying it anyway. Would you suggest that aging the bottle will make it better? After all, why else would the vintage be important.
Thanks for your thoughts.

it is a beer that can age... so if drinking young, there is probably little variation, but it definitely shows its individual profile after some age. happy thanksgiving to your family wine doc. like the sours from russian river, they can really shine with some age on them.


Big Grin
Thanks for the info TPE, I will try it one day! Great hearing from you and I hope you have a great Thanksgiving. Looks like we will be moving to California (LA) in the very near future!

that is wonderful! will you be in LA or Newport? Obviously can't go wrong with either... I hope we will be able to get together soon and share some more bottles. Been too long. Best wishes.
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Originally posted by Wine doc:
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Originally posted by Shane T.:
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Originally posted by TPEwinedrinker:
goose island matilda- really liking this beer


It's a favorite of mine. What year are you drinking?


Shane, I have had several of these over the last couple of years. Do you or others feel that there is variability between years? Are there good vintages and bad? I see the year on the cap, but I personally do not get the significance of it. To me, it is a little bit like asking what year a Budweiser was made. Most people drink the beer within a couple months of buying it anyway. Would you suggest that aging the bottle will make it better? After all, why else would the vintage be important.
Thanks for your thoughts.


Last month, I drank the '12 & '13 together to see if there was a difference, or benefit to aging these. The '12 had a similar flavor profile, but seemed a lot more "open," if that's an acceptable term for beer. The yeast was also much more prominent.

I am confident that these will improve over a few years. I'm not sure about 5 though.
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Originally posted by Shane T.:
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Originally posted by Wine doc:
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Originally posted by Shane T.:
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Originally posted by TPEwinedrinker:
goose island matilda- really liking this beer


It's a favorite of mine. What year are you drinking?


Shane, I have had several of these over the last couple of years. Do you or others feel that there is variability between years? Are there good vintages and bad? I see the year on the cap, but I personally do not get the significance of it. To me, it is a little bit like asking what year a Budweiser was made. Most people drink the beer within a couple months of buying it anyway. Would you suggest that aging the bottle will make it better? After all, why else would the vintage be important.
Thanks for your thoughts.


Last month, I drank the '12 & '13 together to see if there was a difference, or benefit to aging these. The '12 had a similar flavor profile, but seemed a lot more "open," if that's an acceptable term for beer. The yeast was also much more prominent.

I am confident that these will improve over a few years. I'm not sure about 5 though.


Thanks for sharing Shane. Love the side by side.
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Originally posted by TPEwinedrinker:
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Originally posted by Wine doc:
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Originally posted by TPEwinedrinker:
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Originally posted by Wine doc:
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Originally posted by Shane T.:
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Originally posted by TPEwinedrinker:
goose island matilda- really liking this beer


It's a favorite of mine. What year are you drinking?


Shane, I have had several of these over the last couple of years. Do you or others feel that there is variability between years? Are there good vintages and bad? I see the year on the cap, but I personally do not get the significance of it. To me, it is a little bit like asking what year a Budweiser was made. Most people drink the beer within a couple months of buying it anyway. Would you suggest that aging the bottle will make it better? After all, why else would the vintage be important.
Thanks for your thoughts.

it is a beer that can age... so if drinking young, there is probably little variation, but it definitely shows its individual profile after some age. happy thanksgiving to your family wine doc. like the sours from russian river, they can really shine with some age on them.


Big Grin
Thanks for the info TPE, I will try it one day! Great hearing from you and I hope you have a great Thanksgiving. Looks like we will be moving to California (LA) in the very near future!

that is wonderful! will you be in LA or Newport? Obviously can't go wrong with either... I hope we will be able to get together soon and share some more bottles. Been too long. Best wishes.


Wife got a job in Santa Monica, so LA it is! The in-laws in Newport may be moving a bit closer.
Here, here to sharing wine soon. We just had a ridiculous time with winetarelli!
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Originally posted by Wine doc:
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Originally posted by TPEwinedrinker:
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Originally posted by Wine doc:
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Originally posted by TPEwinedrinker:
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Originally posted by Wine doc:
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Originally posted by Shane T.:
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Originally posted by TPEwinedrinker:
goose island matilda- really liking this beer


It's a favorite of mine. What year are you drinking?


Shane, I have had several of these over the last couple of years. Do you or others feel that there is variability between years? Are there good vintages and bad? I see the year on the cap, but I personally do not get the significance of it. To me, it is a little bit like asking what year a Budweiser was made. Most people drink the beer within a couple months of buying it anyway. Would you suggest that aging the bottle will make it better? After all, why else would the vintage be important.
Thanks for your thoughts.

it is a beer that can age... so if drinking young, there is probably little variation, but it definitely shows its individual profile after some age. happy thanksgiving to your family wine doc. like the sours from russian river, they can really shine with some age on them.


Big Grin
Thanks for the info TPE, I will try it one day! Great hearing from you and I hope you have a great Thanksgiving. Looks like we will be moving to California (LA) in the very near future!

that is wonderful! will you be in LA or Newport? Obviously can't go wrong with either... I hope we will be able to get together soon and share some more bottles. Been too long. Best wishes.


Wife got a job in Santa Monica, so LA it is! The in-laws in Newport may be moving a bit closer.
Here, here to sharing wine soon. We just had a ridiculous time with winetarelli!

That is fantastic. I think Brentwood or Palisades would be quite agreeable to the Wine Doc fam.

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