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I had to get the Lone Star since it was on True Detective so much, and I'd never had one.

What did you think?

It didn't do much for me either way. I didn't dislike it, but it was just kind of "there". Although it was the last beer I had of the night, and my taste buds were a bit worn out.

Nah - you pretty much nailed it. Unfortunately the "National Beer of Texas" doesn't live up to the lofty title. Ack



When I think of a Texas beer ( non-craft) I always think of Shiner Bock.
I have two cases of homemade Hefeweizen and two cases of Belgian Wit that I made in March sitting in the cellar, and have started working on them (tipped the FedEx guy today with a sixer after he brought me a case Big Grin)

I am really happy with the Hefe; I don't see how it could have turned out much better....the Belgian wit on the other hand needs to bottle condition a little longer (it is pretty green).
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Originally posted by Vino Bevo:
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Originally posted by Wine Sparty:
I had to get the Lone Star since it was on True Detective so much, and I'd never had one.

What did you think?

It didn't do much for me either way. I didn't dislike it, but it was just kind of "there". Although it was the last beer I had of the night, and my taste buds were a bit worn out.

Nah - you pretty much nailed it. Unfortunately the "National Beer of Texas" doesn't live up to the lofty title. Ack



When I think of a Texas beer ( non-craft) I always think of Shiner Bock.


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Amen to that.

I may have already told this story before, but when I first moved out to Texas for the Army, I went down to San Antonio after a couple of weeks. There was a bar on the Riverwalk called "Dick's Last Resort" which was famous for its surly waiters.

Anyways, the waiter comes up to us and asks what I want to drink. I say "Lone Star", since it is the Beer of Texas. He gives me this look, and says: "Where do you live, son?" I said: "Temple, Texas", trying to appear like a native. He says: "No self-respectin' Texan orders Lone Star; he drinks Shiner Bock."

So I said: "Give me a Shiner Bock", and I don't think I ever ordered a Lone Star ever again.
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corona Extra and Coors Light on friends boat and at the sand bar

The boat part sounds good. Wink


Bill, I agree. All they needed was some beer to make the day more enjoyable.

That said, it is always a good idea to drink plenty of water while boating. Wink

LOL
Was at a cocktail party fundraiser for my daughter's ballet school on Friday night, and, lucky for me, the director is a complete Belgian alehead and had quite a nice stash on hand. I enjoyed

St Bernardus 12
Brooklyn Wild Streak
a Belgian Brown Ale and a Saison whose producers escape me

Plus, there were two guys and two gals (one is also a sommelier) I hung out with that are starting up a Belgian style brewery right here in Boca that will open in September. A much more fun night than I expected!
Devils Backbone Vienna Lager
Devils Backbone Tasmanian Pale Ale
Devils Backbone Pear Lager

This is a brewery from the mountains of Virginia. All of these beers were excellent. The Vienna Lager is a nice full flavored lager at around 5% ABV. The Tasmanian Pale Ale was hoppy, but very pleasant at a 5.6% ABV. The Pear Lager was a sweet, light lager (4.4% ABV)which reminded me a bit of New Glarus Spotted Cow. This is a brewery on the way up.
Way too much over the long weekend

Founders Centennial
Founders All Day IPA
Dogfish Head Aprihop
Dogfish Head Sixty-One
Pliny The Elder
Blind Pig
Supplication
Redemption
Odell Lugene Chocolate Milk Stout
Four Peaks Peach Ale

The more I drink the Dogfish Head beers the more I realize I'm not a fan. I keep wanting to like them as they sound so much better to me than they taste and their labels always have nice artwork.
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Had much of the Funky Buddha lineup last night - really good beers happening there and it is 10 minutes from my office. Sweet.


My buddy who owns TBC was down there last night too. They have any special stuff on for their one year anniversary or are they saving it for Saturday?


Saving it for Saturday - we saw all the kegs being held for the party - lots of crazy stuff - including the Triple Lindy that FKG put on Instagram and Facebook last night. To be honest, with the diet I have been drinking basically zero beer of late - only had one pint and tastes of 5-6 others last night.
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Not true beer, but Stiegl Radler. 40% beer, 60% lemon/orange/grapefruit juice. Better than it sounds and a refreshing quaff on a hot day. The 2.5% abv is appealing if you know you'll be driving later.

There is a place near me that keeps the grapefruit on tap. It IS very good, when you're in the mood for something light.
Shout out to Brews Almighty!
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St. Bernardus Abt. 12
Rochefort 10 Trappistes


I've got these two and a Westvleteren 12 lined up for Friday night thanks to a generous board member.

Love the Abt 12 but have yet to try the other two.


We did this a few months ago, with the addition of some domestic Quads. Looking forward to your thoughts.

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