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    Depends on carbonation. I have found some NE IPAs or Hefes still foam up a bit. It’s rare, though.

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    The Rube wrote:


    Depends on carbonation. I have found some NE IPAs or Hefes still foam up a bit. It’s rare, though.


    Most of the fruit sours I’ve had lately like to foam. Pouring fast reduces spillage but certainly increases foamage!

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    This may be better as a dumb question. Am I the only one who finds crowlers (cans) impossible to pour without making a mess??!

    The first pour, pour backwards (the opposite side of the mouth of the can). That’s the trick.

    Doesn’t even need to be a full pour. A few ounces backwards is usually enough to minimize spillage

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    Cowgirl wrote:


    This may be better as a dumb question. Am I the only one who finds crowlers (cans) impossible to pour without making a mess??!


    Use a church key and put a second hole in the can.

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    Viking wrote:


    Cowgirl wrote:


    This may be better as a dumb question. Am I the only one who finds crowlers (cans) impossible to pour without making a mess??!


    Use a church key and put a second hole in the can.

    Never thought of that. Nice!

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    Viking wrote:


    Cowgirl wrote:


    This may be better as a dumb question. Am I the only one who finds crowlers (cans) impossible to pour without making a mess??!


    Use a church key and put a second hole in the can.

    I stab it as well on the other side. The pouring backwards thing seems to make even more of a mess when I do it.

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    Sunday regulars at LTD Brewing, one of the crew and the owner each brought something to share today. 2015 bottles. They held up over time, although the RIS had about 2-3 months before it was going to turn. You could tell.

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    The Rube wrote:


    Sunday regulars at LTD Brewing, one of the crew and the owner each brought something to share today. 2015 bottles. They held up over time, although the RIS had about 2-3 months before it was going to turn. You could tell.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E6DJ-ZwWEAU0aEE?format=jpg&name=large" />

    When you say at LTD and at Ansari’s, etc. I didn’t think you could drink off-sale things on-site… Especially off-sale from another brewery.

    I get the owner was there, so he is probably fine with it. Just wondering if there is any legal ramifications to these, or just places not wanting people doing “Growler races” or something stupid on site.

    I am not trying to be a jerk, honestly curious. I’ve been hassled enough times for a post-game cooler of beers in the parking lot of some local rinks with staff threatening to call the police (STA Arena in particular does not like this it seems, even after 10:00pm men’s league games).

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    It’s legal. Think: corking fees, or set-ups, where you bring your own booze in. MOST places don’t allow it, b/c they want you to spend your money at their place.

    Some places, the owners don’t care, b/c they know you are spending your money there to begin with.

    Edit: for arenas and stuff, that is liability issues. See also: tailgating. We can’t just crack these in the parking lot at random, for instance.

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    Great day of boozing.

    Started at Toppling Goliath. Out of the good stuff (I like) but still a great stop. Worth the drive if you haven’t been. The food is pretty good too.

    Next up was Pulpit Rock. They had a strawberrry banana several liked, my faves were guests ciders from Jefferson County.

    Harmony Distillery – awesome place if you ever find yourself in southern MN.

    Trout City Brewing. I don’t like beer so I tried some guest mead; jalapeño lime was good.

    Karst Brewing – I had a good cherry sour.

    Forager. Nothing I had I didn’t like. Except by the time we were done I was so full it hurt, luckily that made me not in the mood to spend more money to bring anything home. 😬

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    D2D wrote:


    My beer won! :wink: :wink: :wink:

    https://247wallst.com/special-report/2021/06/23/best-beer-in-every-state-and-d-c/6/

    These lists are always fun to argue about. There’s some very good choices on here as well as horrible ones as well. The MN choice falls into the latter ;)

    I’ve actually had 21 of the ones on the list. I’m a little surprised by that

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    D2D wrote:


    My beer won! :wink: :wink: :wink:

    https://247wallst.com/special-report/2021/06/23/best-beer-in-every-state-and-d-c/6/

    I clicked on that link and so many pop-ups covered my screen I couldn’t even read the story :ddown:

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    Kelly Red wrote:


    D2D wrote:


    My beer won! :wink: :wink: :wink:

    https://247wallst.com/special-report/2021/06/23/best-beer-in-every-state-and-d-c/6/

    I clicked on that link and so many pop-ups covered my screen I couldn’t even read the story :ddown:


    Try this one.

    https://www.eatthis.com/best-beer-spot-every-state/?utm_source=msn&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=msn-feed

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    Have had Superstition Meadery (excellent; they are in this market now)

    Lagunitas: hit or miss

    Great Divide: meh

    Dogfish Head: gold or crap. Depending on the beer.

    Funky Buddha used to be top notch, has fallen over the past couple years

    Grand Teton: yawn

    Allagash: solid brew

    Treehouse: solid brew

    Bell’s: meh to awesome (depends on the specific brew)

    Bent Paddle: best brewery from top to bottom, IMO. They. Don’t. Miss.

    KC Bier: decent (so a rat’s d-hair below solid ;) )

    Boiler: Awesome

    Drekker: if you like their styles, they are tremendous. If not, they are crap. Depends on your palate. I’m 50-50 on them, just due to flavors….

    Lakefront: not hyped, but still overrated a little.

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    The Rube wrote:


    Viking wrote:


    Cowgirl wrote:


    This may be better as a dumb question. Am I the only one who finds crowlers (cans) impossible to pour without making a mess??!


    Use a church key and put a second hole in the can.

    Never thought of that. Nice!

    Tried this tonight. Never looking back. Changed my life. Thank you, Viking.

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    Remembering this, I do know that some crowlers are filled to the brim, others have the standard “space” between the lid (so to speak) and the beer itself. Depends on how they can it. If there is a space, pour like normal. No biggie. The brim-filled are the problem children in how to pour. :)

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    Viking wrote:


    Cowgirl wrote:


    This may be better as a dumb question. Am I the only one who finds crowlers (cans) impossible to pour without making a mess??!


    Use a church key and put a second hole in the can.


    The church key is a beer vendors best friend.

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    The Rube wrote:


    Remembering this, I do know that some crowlers are filled to the brim, others have the standard “space” between the lid (so to speak) and the beer itself. Depends on how they can it. If there is a space, pour like normal. No biggie. The brim-filled are the problem children in how to pour. :)

    The less space the better for keeping it fresh.

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    A big thanks to melmac and Mr melmac for muling this fine MI beer, and to Viking for holding it for a couple hours until I picked it up. Note: missing from pic is another 5yr vertical + Malted Milk Ball No Rules that I traded for a 2021 Toppling Goliath Assassin. :D

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    Had Insight Brewing’s Hop Spin tonight per recommendation from a friend. Their beer has always struck me as decent, but not something I would seek out.

    Hop Spin is a rotating series according to the text on the can. This one was a triple IPA (second in the series) and was outstanding. Rivals many of Blackstacks TIPA offerings, and that’s saying something (to me anyway). I might have to start giving more of their beers a better chance.

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    fightclub30 wrote:


    Had Insight Brewing’s Hop Spin tonight per recommendation from a friend. Their beer has always struck me as decent, but not something I would seek out.

    Hop Spin is a rotating series according to the text on the can. This one was a triple IPA (second in the series) and was outstanding. Rivals many of Blackstacks TIPA offerings, and that’s saying something (to me anyway). I might have to start giving more of their beers a better chance.

    Insight is solid. I’ll have to look for that one.

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    The Rube wrote:


    fightclub30 wrote:


    Had Insight Brewing’s Hop Spin tonight per recommendation from a friend. Their beer has always struck me as decent, but not something I would seek out.

    Hop Spin is a rotating series according to the text on the can. This one was a triple IPA (second in the series) and was outstanding. Rivals many of Blackstacks TIPA offerings, and that’s saying something (to me anyway). I might have to start giving more of their beers a better chance.

    Insight is solid. I’ll have to look for that one.

    You know their new head brewer was the head one at Blackstack?

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    I know there has been a flurry of head brewers going elsewhere, hard to keep track of who went where. Stacked Deck’s head brewer went south somewhere, for example….

    Thank you for the heads up. :D

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    The Rube wrote:


    I know there has been a flurry of head brewers going elsewhere, hard to keep track of who went where. Stacked Deck’s head brewer went south somewhere, for example….

    Thank you for the heads up. :D

    I believe Stacked Deck’s head brewer moved to Blackstack. After that I have no idea who has gone where.

    The only reason I know any of this is because people on the one FB beer group I’m in have been complaining about the quality of SD’s IPAs lately

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    davescharf wrote:


    The Rube wrote:


    fightclub30 wrote:


    Had Insight Brewing’s Hop Spin tonight per recommendation from a friend. Their beer has always struck me as decent, but not something I would seek out.

    Hop Spin is a rotating series according to the text on the can. This one was a triple IPA (second in the series) and was outstanding. Rivals many of Blackstacks TIPA offerings, and that’s saying something (to me anyway). I might have to start giving more of their beers a better chance.

    Insight is solid. I’ll have to look for that one.

    You know their new head brewer was the head one at Blackstack?

    I did not know that… I guess that makes sense then.

    That is quite a get for them then. Blackstack has been, in my mind, one of the best breweries in the state the past few years. Its been my personal favorite due to the quality and variety of IPAs they put out there.

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    Spent the birthday Friday doing a short tour. Started with lunch and beers at Pyres. The pizzas they had were great. Headed to my favorite TC brewery (Dangerous Man) and got a great Watermelon Sour, plus the Blue Raz Slushie to share. Headed to La Dona for a couple before a free birthday drink at Royal Foundry next door. Got a Gin Old Fashioned which was great as well.

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    gopherguy06 wrote:


    Spent the birthday Friday doing a short tour. Started with lunch and beers at Pyres. The pizzas they had were great. Headed to my favorite TC brewery (Dangerous Man) and got a great Watermelon Sour, plus the Blue Raz Slushie to share. Headed to La Dona for a couple before a free birthday drink at Royal Foundry next door. Got a Gin Old Fashioned which was great as well.

    Sounds like we missed your birthday. Happy belated!

    :bd: :bday2:

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    My wife and I went to Drastic Measures as a pit stop on our way to Bemidji. [mention]Cowgirl[/mention] they had a lot of fruit forward sours there and another that tasted like a jolly rancher. The non sour beers I had were excellent too and overall it was worth the trip given all the hype I’ve heard about them.

    We are sitting on the patio at Bemidji Brewing tonight trying a bunch of variants of their double Porter. They’ve all been excellent and I think a few bottles are coming home with me

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    I love Drastic Measures.

    Highlight for beer for the weekend. At The Fitz in Eagle River MI (just north of Houghton), due to an inventory snafu, Perrin somehow still had a 2016 No Rules keg, which the Fitz bought, and just tapped. Good. God. Yes!

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    I love Drastic Measures.

    Highlight for beer for the weekend. At The Fitz in Eagle River MI (just north of Houghton), due to an inventory snafu, Perrin somehow still had a 2016 No Rules keg, which the Fitz bought, and just tapped. Good. God. Yes!

    We are going to stop in Monticello before we get our son and dog to see if they have the one that tasted like the Jolly Rancher. They didn’t have many of the sours to go but at least it’s close to where my parents live anyways.

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    My neighbor is moving later this week and they texted me if I wanted the beer in the cellar they weren’t bringing with them. They won’t take any money so it’s all free and there’s probably 2 dozen bombers of different things

    There’s a bunch of Darkness, a couple PAMP Pastry Stouts and at least one Starkeller beer.

    In the ‘this will be interesting’ category there’s a bottle of Hexxit (Todd Haug’s last beer he made in MN) and some vintage Old Friend from Indeed.

    In the likely drain pour category will be some DIPA from Bauhaus that I’m assuming is years old and a few bottles of Surly’s Brett Mikkel IPA. We’ll try them but I suspect they haven’t aged gracefully

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    On the way home from Houghton, stopped at Cold Iron Brewing in Ironwood MI. Awesome space, just had a 6oz of the blonde. Meh. Bought a sixer of the honey cream ale to take home. Also stopped at Uncommon Loon in Chisago City, decent space, the wheat was average. Bought a blood orange IPA crowler to take home.

    As for MI beers, brought home a 4pk of Old Nation B43 (I guess it’s the lo-carb/no residual sugar version of the M43), and a sixer of Founders’ Cerise (which on this go-round was tough to find in Keweenaw area).

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    I just tried a beer called Hearing Colors from Drastic Measures that we picked up over the weekend. It’s billed as a strawberry, mango and bubble gum sour

    The beer pours close to a Bloody Mary color and it smells like fresh bubble gum. The mango is the most dominant flavor but you get the other two as well

    It’s a really odd combo that surprisingly works out OK

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    davescharf wrote:


    I just tried a beer called Hearing Colors from Drastic Measures that we picked up over the weekend. It’s billed as a strawberry, mango and bubble gum sour

    The beer pours close to a Bloody Mary color and it smells like fresh bubble gum. The mango is the most dominant flavor but you get the other two as well

    It’s a really odd combo that surprisingly works out OK

    I have seen that beer, but don’t think I’d like it…

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    The Rube wrote:


    davescharf wrote:


    I just tried a beer called Hearing Colors from Drastic Measures that we picked up over the weekend. It’s billed as a strawberry, mango and bubble gum sour

    The beer pours close to a Bloody Mary color and it smells like fresh bubble gum. The mango is the most dominant flavor but you get the other two as well

    It’s a really odd combo that surprisingly works out OK

    I have seen that beer, but don’t think I’d like it…

    I thought it was ok. We have another crowler of it but may keep it to share so others can try it.

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    I am set for a while…I did just come back from MI with a full cooler. :)

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    The Rube wrote:


    I am set for a while…I did just come back from MI with a full cooler. :)

    Funny…i wasn’t intending to say you could have it. :lol:

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    davescharf wrote:


    The Rube wrote:


    I am set for a while…I did just come back from MI with a full cooler. :)

    Funny…i wasn’t intending to say you could have it. :lol:

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    Molson-Coors is sunsetting 11 of their economy brands, including Hamm’s Special Light: https://www.fooddive.com/news/molson-coors-to-sunset-11-economy-brands/604212/ :censored:

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    Went to Pryes on Saturday after a friend’s wedding. We haven’t been there for a few years so we wanted to go somewhere other than Indeed or Dangerous Man.

    I don’t think they’ll ever get a lot of run but we had some really good beers there. I liked Pineapple sour and their Tropical Smoothie sour, but their Dry Stout and Lost Moon were both fantastic. Lost Moon was one of the best local RISs I’ve had in a long time.

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    davescharf wrote:


    Went to Pryes on Saturday after a friend’s wedding. We haven’t been there for a few years so we wanted to go somewhere other than Indeed or Dangerous Man.

    I don’t think they’ll ever get a lot of run but we had some really good beers there. I liked Pineapple sour and their Tropical Smoothie sour, but their Dry Stout and Lost Moon were both fantastic. Lost Moon was one of the best local RISs I’ve had in a long time.

    I think Pryes is underrated. And couldn’t agree more on Lost Moon. So good. :good2:

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    If you drink the following beers you are out of luck as Molson/Coors is discontinuing them.

    Milwaukee’s Best Premium

    Mickey’s Fine Malt Liquor Ice

    Henry Weinhard’s Private Reserve

    Keystone Ice

    Hamm’s Special Light

    Keylightful

    Icehouse Edge

    Magnum

    Miller High Life Light

    Steel Reserve 211

    Olde English HG 8000.

    https://www.ibtimes.com/11-molson-coors-beers-are-going-away-your-favorite-chopping-block-3265479

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    A college buddy of mine would buy 30 racks of Keystone Ice.

    It was abysmal. But it was strong and cheap.

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    Beauner wrote:


    A college buddy of mine would buy 30 racks of Keystone Ice.

    It was abysmal. But it was strong and cheap.

    For college student purposes, I suspect those last two attributes were the driving factor, yes.

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    Beauner wrote:


    A college buddy of mine would buy 30 racks of Keystone Ice.

    It was abysmal. But it was strong and cheap.

    I still remember a guy two doors down in the dorm my freshman year who brought back 12 cases of Old Milwaukee Light bottles one weekend and by Friday he had finished all of them and turned the cases into the beginning of a new dorm room chair. He eventually had pretty much multiple

    Pieces of furniture made from empties by the end of the year

    Between him and my next door neighbors who moved out a bed and turned their room into a bar (completely with selling out of it) I think I was surrounded by alcoholics. I have no clue how I was able to sleep that first year given all the noise.

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    Steve MN wrote:


    Beauner wrote:


    A college buddy of mine would buy 30 racks of Keystone Ice.

    It was abysmal. But it was strong and cheap.

    For college student purposes, I suspect those last two attributes were the driving factor, yes.

    For me it was Pig’s Eye (bottles only, unless it was a road trip) and Mickey’s 64ozers (and Mickey’s Ice when that came around). Mostly Pig’s Eye, though. $7 for a case (after you got your deposit back)!.

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    The Rube wrote:


    Steve MN wrote:


    Beauner wrote:


    A college buddy of mine would buy 30 racks of Keystone Ice.

    It was abysmal. But it was strong and cheap.

    For college student purposes, I suspect those last two attributes were the driving factor, yes.

    For me it was Pig’s Eye (bottles only, unless it was a road trip) and Mickey’s 64ozers (and Mickey’s Ice when that came around). Mostly Pig’s Eye, though. $7 for a case (after you got your deposit back)!.

    Going to Mankato, it was Hauenstein for us. $11.00 for 24 bottles, got two bucks back if you brought them back. This was a little less than twenty years ago.

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    Karlsson wrote:


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    A college buddy of mine would buy 30 racks of Keystone Ice.

    It was abysmal. But it was strong and cheap.

    For college student purposes, I suspect those last two attributes were the driving factor, yes.

    For me it was Pig’s Eye (bottles only, unless it was a road trip) and Mickey’s 64ozers (and Mickey’s Ice when that came around). Mostly Pig’s Eye, though. $7 for a case (after you got your deposit back)!.

    Going to Mankato, it was Hauenstein for us. $11.00 for 24 bottles, got two bucks back if you brought them back. This was a little less than twenty years ago.

    There were two distinct groups that were the majority: Busch Light Draft, and Pig’s Eye. This was 1994 or so, tUMD.

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    Anyone here old enough to remember Pfeiffers?

    http://pfeiffersfamous.com/

    “Back in the day” you used to be able to score three cases of the stuff for $9.00. Yes, it was overpriced, but for a bunch of us underaged teenagers, it got the job done. And readily available at “Mendota Teenage Liquor Store”.

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    D2D wrote:


    Anyone here old enough to remember Pfeiffers?

    http://pfeiffersfamous.com/

    “Back in the day” you used to be able to score three cases of the stuff for $9.00. Yes, it was overpriced, but for a bunch of us underaged teenagers, it got the job done. And readily available at “Mendota Teenage Liquor Store”.

    I not only remember it, I’ve had it. I’ve also had Huber (because you can’t be picky when you’re raiding dad’s fridge).

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    Pfeiffers – Famous Beer. It said so on the can!

    In the mid-80s we could slide over to Superior and get a case of Old Milwaukee, with deposit, for about $5. Our justification is it was as good as Stroh’s. :lol:

    The cases were then used as furniture and between several dorms I think we had about three pickup loads to return in May. We gave the nearby liquor store a heads up and he brushed us off like it’s no big deal. Dude, we’re probably talking over a hundred cases here. Once he saw the light he told us when returnables would be picked up, we brought the cases then and helped load him and the driver load them into the truck. That act scored us a couple more cases of Old Swill (cans – he was no dummy!) and a jug of Windsor. The money from the case returns went to good use….a keg.

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    Going to Mankato, it was Hauenstein for us. $11.00 for 24 bottles, got two bucks back if you brought them back. This was a little less than twenty years ago.

    Gotta love a beer with a little character.

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    If you’re in Laguardia and want to buy a Sam Adams Summer Ale….. :shock:

    https://twitter.com/cooperlund/status/1412791422000959488

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    Even by airport standard those are insane prices. Holy crap

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    Even by airport standard those are insane prices. Holy crap

    The price for the Sam Adams was evidently corrected to $18.15, which is still nuts to me. This tweet prompted the retailer to perform a full price audit of everything on the menu, though.

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    Crappy beers from my youth:

    Cold Spring

    Fox Deluxe

    Bohemian Club

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    FYI there’s a free concert scheduled on Saturday 8/11 at the Luce Line Brewery (12901 16th Ave N, Plymouth). This will be the 10th annual “Blues, Brews and BBQ’s”, albeit a scaled down version of what it’s been in past years when several different bands performed on nearby church grounds. Music starts at 4:00pm.

    https://highergrounds.moply.org/bbnbbqs/

    http://www.thebadcompanions.com/

    https://anniemackmusic.com/

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    Oktoberfests on the shelves already. Seems like it comes out earlier every year.

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    D2D wrote:


    FYI there’s a free concert scheduled on Saturday 8/11 at the Luce Line Brewery (12901 16th Ave N, Plymouth). This will be the 10th annual “Blues, Brews and BBQ’s”, albeit a scaled down version of what it’s been in past years when several different bands performed on nearby church grounds. Music starts at 4:00pm.

    https://highergrounds.moply.org/bbnbbqs/

    http://www.thebadcompanions.com/

    https://anniemackmusic.com/

    My wife and I have been to these in the past at the church grounds. A great time and very good causes. 👍

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    Oktoberfests on the shelves already. Seems like it comes out earlier every year.

    August 1st is about right now. The pumpkin beers are out too

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    D2D wrote:


    FYI there’s a free concert scheduled on Saturday 8/11 at the Luce Line Brewery (12901 16th Ave N, Plymouth). This will be the 10th annual “Blues, Brews and BBQ’s”, albeit a scaled down version of what it’s been in past years when several different bands performed on nearby church grounds. Music starts at 4:00pm.

    https://highergrounds.moply.org/bbnbbqs/

    http://www.thebadcompanions.com/

    https://anniemackmusic.com/

    8-11? A Saturday? Sure about that? :lol:

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    8-11? A Saturday? Sure about that? :lol:


    Big :oops:, sorry about that. The event is tomorrow, Saturday the 7th!

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    Had the 2021 Perrin No Rules (regular) last night. This year’s batch is a really good batch. Already tasting like it has aged a bit. That smooth.

    Forager announced their lineup for Forager Fest in Sept…the line-ride might be back. Depends if I want to spend the money and the time for the bottles.

    Barrel Aged Beer Release starting at 10am;

    Kitten Treats Vintage 2021

    Cognac Puncheon Aged Wheat Wine 16.8% ABV $50

    Nillerzzzzz Killerzzzzz 2021

    Barrel Aged Vanilla Coffee Stout 14.5% ABV $50

    Chicatanazzzzz

    Barrel Aged Stout 14.5% ABV $50

    Syncopation

    Double Barrel Stout 13.4% ABV $50

    Derby Pie

    Barrel Aged Pastry Stout 14.8% ABV $50

    .

    Critter Cuvee

    Barrel Aged Cuvee 13.5% ABV $50

    Buzzed

    Barrel Aged Coffee Stout 14% ABV $50

    Full descriptions on their FB page.

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    The Bourbon County 2021 lineup was announced today as well…

    Bourbon County Stout ABV 14% and 14.4% – After spending eight to 14 months in a variety of Heaven Hill, Wild Turkey and Buffalo Trace barrels, the beer is blended together giving us Bourbon County Stout (BCS). Expect big notes of chocolate, molasses, oak and vanilla, per usual.

    Bourbon County Cherry Wood Stout 14.3% ABV – The first way Goose Island is utilizing barrels/wood in this year’s lineup, Cherry Wood Stout’s name pretty much describes the beer. The brewery took BCS and finished it with toasted honeycomb-shaped cherry wood chips.

    Bourbon County Reserve 150 Stout 15.6% ABV – To celebrate Old Forester’s 150th anniversary, the distillery picked 150 barrels that were resting in their barrelhouse and created three unique batches of bourbon. Those barrels then housed Bourbon County and that’s how we get BCS Reserve 150 Stout.

    Bourbon County Double Barrel Toasted Barrel Stout 16% ABV – This beer spent one year in Elijah Craig’s Small Batch Bourbon Barrels and then another year in Elijah Craig Toasted Bourbon Barrels.

    Bourbon County Reserve Blanton’s Stout 15.4% ABV – Continuing down the trend of using special barrels, this variant takes the base BCS and puts it into Blanton’s Original Single Barrel Bourbon barrels for 18 months.

    Bourbon County Classic Cola Stout 14.1% ABV – This one screams Kentucky Fog from 2020 and is the variant that will be the most polarizing. People will love or hate this one as it’s the first time Goose Island is doing a cola-inspired variant of BCS. They took those classic cola flavors and added lime and orange juice, zest, coriander and a host of other adjuncts to produce a beer that mimics that a whiskey cola.

    Bourbon County Fourteen Stout TBD ABV – To honor that beer, Goose Island is taking the 2014 recipe but adding more rye to the beer. The original adjuncts of cassia bark, cocoa nibs, panela sugar and coconut water are still there but expect an additional level of spice we didn’t have in 2014.

    Proprietor’s Bourbon County Stout TBD ABV – To wrap up the lineup, Proprietor’s (only available in Chicago) returns with a similar theme from 2020. After going for a take on Spumoni last year, which overall was pretty well done, Goose Island is going for a strawberry ice cream bar flavor this year.

    https://www.porchdrinking.com/articles/2021/08/10/goose-island-announces-2021-bourbon-county-stout-lineup/

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    Why do I think that lineup is going to add up to me having a much lighter wallet than I usually do after I buy BCBS?

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    Why do I think that lineup is going to add up to me having a much lighter wallet than I usually do after I buy BCBS?

    Assuming you can find ’em. ;)

    I barely found regular BCBS last year, hitting stores AFTER work was the issue. The majority of the crowds still treat these as a jewel, so I have had little luck the past few years, but it’s not a HUGE deal to me. I’d like to get them, sure, but not heartbroken.

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    The Rube wrote:


    davescharf wrote:


    Why do I think that lineup is going to add up to me having a much lighter wallet than I usually do after I buy BCBS?

    Assuming you can find ’em. ;)

    I barely found regular BCBS last year, hitting stores AFTER work was the issue. The majority of the crowds still treat these as a jewel, so I have had little luck the past few years, but it’s not a HUGE deal to me. I’d like to get them, sure, but not heartbroken.

    I don’t usually have much of a problem and likely could get you some as well if I find extra variants.

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    Well, you know one of the crowds I run with, and frankly, BCBS (and variants) are not something I really chase, like back in the day. It’s nice to have, I love ’em, but man, I gotta limit my expenses during stout season. ;)

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    The new Drekker BRAIIIIIIIIINS Raspberry, Raspberry, Raspberry…

    I don’t know if this would count as a liquid. That thick. Absolutely delicious. It’s all the raspberry puree that man ever created and jammed into a pint can.

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    I wish places would stop trying to make < 4% stouts. Had a Dry Irish Stout at a brewery in North Platte NE tonight and it tasted like it was watered down and no flavor or body.

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    davescharf wrote:


    I wish places would stop trying to make < 4% stouts. Had a Dry Irish Stout at a brewery in North Platte NE tonight and it tasted like it was watered down and no flavor or body.

    Even Guinness is 4.2. I can’t imagine how thin under 4% would be.

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    Steve MN wrote:


    davescharf wrote:


    I wish places would stop trying to make < 4% stouts. Had a Dry Irish Stout at a brewery in North Platte NE tonight and it tasted like it was watered down and no flavor or body.

    Even Guinness is 4.2. I can’t imagine how thin under 4% would be.

    Wicked Wort did a sub 3% one once. Calling it terrible would be the nicest thing I can say about it

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    LTD party today. It was great. Perfect weather. I was selling bottles with 2 friends and 1 employee (per shift; I pulled a double). First employee taught one friend how to use the iPad. From then on, the employee’s job morphed into “Get us a beer.” That was it. The employee(s) LOVED it. Easiest job ever according to them. :D

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