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    davescharf wrote:


    Stopped at Mount Royal here in Duluth and they do have a pretty good selection. Found a few bottles from Warrior Brewing Company to try since their taproom isn’t open yet.

    Off to a bunch of the taprooms now up here with some friends

    Are you doing the three block extravaganza of Duluth Cider, Ursa Minor, and Wild State?

    Then you can stumble over to OMC smokehouse, Love creamery for dessert, and fill in the cracks with some Bent Paddle!!

    (Not that I’ve ever tried that all in one day before). ;)

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    Cowgirl wrote:


    davescharf wrote:


    Stopped at Mount Royal here in Duluth and they do have a pretty good selection. Found a few bottles from Warrior Brewing Company to try since their taproom isn’t open yet.

    Off to a bunch of the taprooms now up here with some friends

    Are you doing the three block extravaganza of Duluth Cider, Ursa Minor, and Wild State?

    Then you can stumble over to OMC smokehouse, Love creamery for dessert, and fill in the cracks with some Bent Paddle!!

    (Not that I’ve ever tried that all in one day before). ;)

    We are. Started at Blacklist and now at Fitgers for

    Lunch but that’s our next stop. Bent Paddle is closed because they are celebrating a wedding today though

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    Drekker Birthday Cake Chonk.

    I muled some to a friend on the GPL Houghton trip this summer. I can see why she wanted it so badly. Wowzer. It’s THICK, basically a strawberry/raspberry fruit smoothie. Delicious.

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    Drekker Birthday Cake Chonk.

    I muled some to a friend on the GPL Houghton trip this summer. I can see why she wanted it so badly. Wowzer. It’s THICK, basically a strawberry/raspberry fruit smoothie. Delicious.

    They’ve got some crazy good smoothie and seltzer stuff.

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    Had an old favorite tonight – Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout.

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    Didn’t feel like anything heavy tonight so I tried Unmapped Fall Lager and it’s tasty but not overbearing. Will end the night around the firepit with some Auchentoshan Three Wood and a Padron 1964.

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    Didn’t feel like anything heavy tonight so I tried Unmapped Fall Lager and it’s tasty but not overbearing. Will end the night around the firepit with some Auchentoshan Three Wood and a Padron 1964.

    While I have my opinions on Unmapped (and they are not good opinions), I commend you on your latter choices.

    I am sipping on some Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel bourbon, bottles that cannot be sold to the public, due to lack of the Surgeon General’s warning label. Quite tasty. Sold to employees only.

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    I am sipping on some Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel bourbon, bottles that cannot be sold to the public, due to lack of the Surgeon General’s warning label. Quite tasty. Sold to employees only.


    Nice benefit. I bet Russell’s has no problem finding new employees, as needed.

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    D2D wrote:


    The Rube wrote:


    I am sipping on some Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel bourbon, bottles that cannot be sold to the public, due to lack of the Surgeon General’s warning label. Quite tasty. Sold to employees only.


    Nice benefit. I bet Russell’s has no problem finding new employees, as needed.

    Misunderstanding: I don’t work for Russell’s, I have a side gig at a local (non-chain) liquor store. There was an allotment shipped to us, and about half-dozen bottles didn’t have the proper labeling. The properly-labeled bottles sold out within a week or so.

    There are benefits working for a store, though, you are correct.

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    I was at a party yesterday in Wisconsin and the hosts bought a keg of Spotted Cow. I don’t love it or hate it but i think there’s a law in Wisconsin that if someone buys a keg of New Glarus you’re supposed to have some

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    davescharf wrote:


    I was at a party yesterday in Wisconsin and the hosts bought a keg of Spotted Cow. I don’t love it or hate it but i think there’s a law in Wisconsin that if someone buys a keg of New Glarus you’re supposed to have some

    There is such a law. Many years ago I was given a verbal warning by a local officer when I thinking about not having a Spotted Cow. :wink:

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    The Rube wrote:


    Slap Shot wrote:


    Didn’t feel like anything heavy tonight so I tried Unmapped Fall Lager and it’s tasty but not overbearing. Will end the night around the firepit with some Auchentoshan Three Wood and a Padron 1964.

    While I have my opinions on Unmapped (and they are not good opinions), I commend you on your latter choices.

    I am sipping on some Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel bourbon, bottles that cannot be sold to the public, due to lack of the Surgeon General’s warning label. Quite tasty. Sold to employees only.

    Unmapped is the beer of the month at Tonka Bottle Shop and I’ve never tried it so I gave it a shot. I thought the Fall Lager was decent but I would not go out of my way to go back to it before trying so many other beers out there that I have not yet had since moving away.

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    Slap Shot wrote:


    The Rube wrote:


    Slap Shot wrote:


    Didn’t feel like anything heavy tonight so I tried Unmapped Fall Lager and it’s tasty but not overbearing. Will end the night around the firepit with some Auchentoshan Three Wood and a Padron 1964.

    While I have my opinions on Unmapped (and they are not good opinions), I commend you on your latter choices.

    I am sipping on some Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel bourbon, bottles that cannot be sold to the public, due to lack of the Surgeon General’s warning label. Quite tasty. Sold to employees only.

    Unmapped is the beer of the month at Tonka Bottle Shop and I’ve never tried it so I gave it a shot. I thought the Fall Lager was decent but I would not go out of my way to go back to it before trying so many other beers out there that I have not yet had since moving away.

    Unmapped is 0-3 for me. I was hoping they’d improve, and it hasn’t happened. I agree, always give something a try or two or three. One never knows. :)

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    I just wish we had more than one go to Taproom/Brewery for consistently above average beer here in the west metro. The only brewery that fits that description is Back Channel

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    davescharf wrote:


    I just wish we had more than one go to Taproom/Brewery for consistently above average beer here in the west metro. The only brewery that fits that description is Back Channel

    If one is into IPAs, Steel Toe matches that description. However, I’m not into that style of IPAs, nor do I like the (lack of) atmosphere of the brewery. I’ve HEARD Luce Line is really solid, but I haven’t had the pleasure to try them yet.

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    The Rube wrote:


    davescharf wrote:


    I just wish we had more than one go to Taproom/Brewery for consistently above average beer here in the west metro. The only brewery that fits that description is Back Channel

    If one is into IPAs, Steel Toe matches that description. However, I’m not into that style of IPAs, nor do I like the (lack of) atmosphere of the brewery. I’ve HEARD Luce Line is really solid, but I haven’t had the pleasure to try them yet.

    While Steel Toe is in a suburb, if you throw a rock moderately hard to the East it’ll land in MPLS. :mrgreen:

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    The Rube wrote:


    davescharf wrote:


    I just wish we had more than one go to Taproom/Brewery for consistently above average beer here in the west metro. The only brewery that fits that description is Back Channel

    If one is into IPAs, Steel Toe matches that description. However, I’m not into that style of IPAs, nor do I like the (lack of) atmosphere of the brewery. I’ve HEARD Luce Line is really solid, but I haven’t had the pleasure to try them yet.

    Ive been to Luce Line twice. They have the potential to get to that level.

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    Karlsson wrote:


    The Rube wrote:


    davescharf wrote:


    I just wish we had more than one go to Taproom/Brewery for consistently above average beer here in the west metro. The only brewery that fits that description is Back Channel

    If one is into IPAs, Steel Toe matches that description. However, I’m not into that style of IPAs, nor do I like the (lack of) atmosphere of the brewery. I’ve HEARD Luce Line is really solid, but I haven’t had the pleasure to try them yet.

    While Steel Toe is in a suburb, if you throw a rock moderately hard to the East it’ll land in MPLS. :mrgreen:

    True.

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    davescharf wrote:


    I just wish we had more than one go to Taproom/Brewery for consistently above average beer here in the west metro. The only brewery that fits that description is Back Channel

    I have not been to either – does neither Excelsior nor Luce Line qualify?

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    Slap Shot wrote:


    davescharf wrote:


    I just wish we had more than one go to Taproom/Brewery for consistently above average beer here in the west metro. The only brewery that fits that description is Back Channel

    I have not been to either – does neither Excelsior nor Luce Line qualify?

    This is only my opinion but I’m not a huge fan of Excelsior. Like a bunch of other breweries out here they make good stuff but nothing that makes me want to go back regularly.

    Luce Line is pretty new which is why I think thy have a chance to be that. I’ve been a couple times thinking if they keep improving they’ll be really good.

    Lately if we are going to a tap room that isn’t too far from us it is either Dangerous Man or Back Channel. DM has been making some really good stouts over the summer on top of their other wide range of beers.

    Speaking of Back Channel and crowlers we opened a Blue Bomber tonight. Rube, I think you tried this when I saw you there a couple weeks ago but the flavors just really work (Boysenberry, Plum, and Pomegranate). Their fruited Berliners aren’t usually what I go to when I’m there but this is one is excellent

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    My dad when to Gustavus for homecoming and they had kegs of Castle Danger and another brewery that I don’t recall as both are owned by graduates.

    If you could only drink from one brewery for rest of your life which one would it be? For the sake of the discussion pretend you could buy from it regularly no matter where you live.

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    davescharf wrote:


    Slap Shot wrote:


    davescharf wrote:


    I just wish we had more than one go to Taproom/Brewery for consistently above average beer here in the west metro. The only brewery that fits that description is Back Channel

    I have not been to either – does neither Excelsior nor Luce Line qualify?

    This is only my opinion but I’m not a huge fan of Excelsior. Like a bunch of other breweries out here they make good stuff but nothing that makes me want to go back regularly.

    Luce Line is pretty new which is why I think thy have a chance to be that. I’ve been a couple times thinking if they keep improving they’ll be really good.

    Lately if we are going to a tap room that isn’t too far from us it is either Dangerous Man or Back Channel. DM has been making some really good stouts over the summer on top of their other wide range of beers.

    Speaking of Back Channel and crowlers we opened a Blue Bomber tonight. Rube, I think you tried this when I saw you there a couple weeks ago but the flavors just really work (Boysenberry, Plum, and Pomegranate). Their fruited Berliners aren’t usually what I go to when I’m there but this is one is excellent

    I had the other flavor of the triple fruit. The Empress, which IIRC was raspberry, strawberry and blueberry? Something like that.

    Excelsior used to be good, and they’ve gotten lazy. Not really a fan of them anymore, and there are multiple sources that have said they have released beer that they know isn’t up to par, but rather than dump it, they sell it.

    And what davescharf said about Luce.

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    davescharf wrote:


    I just wish we had more than one go to Taproom/Brewery for consistently above average beer here in the west metro. The only brewery that fits that description is Back Channel

    My heart breaks for you. :oops: I’m a craft beer lover and the closest brewery is 30 miles away (except for the one in my basement.)

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    Slap Shot wrote:


    If you could only drink from one brewery for rest of your life which one would it be? For the sake of the discussion pretend you could buy from it regularly no matter where you live.

    Schell’s

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    My dad when to Gustavus for homecoming and they had kegs of Castle Danger and another brewery that I don’t recall as both are owned by graduates.

    If you could only drink from one brewery for rest of your life which one would it be? For the sake of the discussion pretend you could buy from it regularly no matter where you live.

    Trappist Westvleteren. For a lifetime commitment, this would be it.

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    The Rube wrote:


    Slap Shot wrote:


    My dad when to Gustavus for homecoming and they had kegs of Castle Danger and another brewery that I don’t recall as both are owned by graduates.

    If you could only drink from one brewery for rest of your life which one would it be? For the sake of the discussion pretend you could buy from it regularly no matter where you live.

    Trappist Westvleteren. For a lifetime commitment, this would be it.

    That’s sort of like “You can only have one brandy the rest of your life… OK, I’ll go with Louis XIII”

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    Steve MN wrote:


    The Rube wrote:


    Slap Shot wrote:


    My dad when to Gustavus for homecoming and they had kegs of Castle Danger and another brewery that I don’t recall as both are owned by graduates.

    If you could only drink from one brewery for rest of your life which one would it be? For the sake of the discussion pretend you could buy from it regularly no matter where you live.

    Trappist Westvleteren. For a lifetime commitment, this would be it.

    That’s sort of like “You can only have one brandy the rest of your life… OK, I’ll go with Louis XIII”

    :lol:

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    Slap Shot wrote:


    Steve MN wrote:


    The Rube wrote:


    Slap Shot wrote:


    My dad when to Gustavus for homecoming and they had kegs of Castle Danger and another brewery that I don’t recall as both are owned by graduates.

    If you could only drink from one brewery for rest of your life which one would it be? For the sake of the discussion pretend you could buy from it regularly no matter where you live.

    Trappist Westvleteren. For a lifetime commitment, this would be it.

    That’s sort of like “You can only have one brandy the rest of your life… OK, I’ll go with Louis XIII”

    :lol:

    To put it in some perspective, Surly has 10 times the output that Westvleteren does.

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    Slap Shot wrote:


    My dad when to Gustavus for homecoming and they had kegs of Castle Danger and another brewery that I don’t recall as both are owned by graduates.

    If you could only drink from one brewery for rest of your life which one would it be? For the sake of the discussion pretend you could buy from it regularly no matter where you live.

    Quick twitch response would be Schells. My list of breweries I’ve visited is relatively short but Hoops Brewing in Duluth is the one that stands out above the others. Again, I don’t have a big list to check against.

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    If you could only drink from one brewery for rest of your life which one would it be? For the sake of the discussion pretend you could buy from it regularly no matter where you live.


    Augustiner. If you ever happen to be in Munich for Oktoberfest, this is where the locals go. If I only had one beer to drink for the rest of my life, Augustiner festbier would be it.

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    Steve MN wrote:


    The Rube wrote:


    Slap Shot wrote:


    My dad when to Gustavus for homecoming and they had kegs of Castle Danger and another brewery that I don’t recall as both are owned by graduates.

    If you could only drink from one brewery for rest of your life which one would it be? For the sake of the discussion pretend you could buy from it regularly no matter where you live.

    Trappist Westvleteren. For a lifetime commitment, this would be it.

    That’s sort of like “You can only have one brandy the rest of your life… OK, I’ll go with Louis XIII”

    Well, then narrow down the question. :lol: You can buy it regularly over there.

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    I’ll allow it. :)

    My thinking behind it was the brewery might not even have your favorite beer of all time but do you want to be stuck drinking just one or two beers forever or would you want variety and that on average would please your palate throughout the year. Your needs of course may be different so pick what you like.

    In that regard it would be hard for me to not pick from Surly, Founders, Tree House, Stone, Chimay, Bell’s, Goose Island, Other Half, etc.

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    I’ll allow it. :)

    My thinking behind it was the brewery might not even have your favorite beer of all time but do you want to be stuck drinking just one or two beers forever or would you want variety and that on average would please your palate throughout the year. Your needs of course may be different so pick what you like.

    In that regard it would be hard for me to not pick from Surly, Founders, Tree House, Stone, Chimay, Bell’s, Goose Island, Other Half, etc.

    And Westie has 3 slightly different beers, but that quality is SO top notch…

    Otherwise I would probably choose LTD, to be truthful. Are they the BESTEST? Nope. Do they miss? Very rarely. Do they have variety? Constantly.

    Edit: per Untapped, in the 7 years they’ve been open, they’ve had 698 beers.

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    I’ll allow it. :)

    My thinking behind it was the brewery might not even have your favorite beer of all time but do you want to be stuck drinking just one or two beers forever or would you want variety and that on average would please your palate throughout the year. Your needs of course may be different so pick what you like.

    In that regard it would be hard for me to not pick from Surly, Founders, Tree House, Stone, Chimay, Bell’s, Goose Island, Other Half, etc.

    It was answered earlier but I’d probably pick Schells. They’ve got always been a favorite of mine and a brewery I rarely have had a beer from. I also don’t need 8,243,668 different IPAs to have

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    davescharf wrote:


    Slap Shot wrote:


    I’ll allow it. :)

    My thinking behind it was the brewery might not even have your favorite beer of all time but do you want to be stuck drinking just one or two beers forever or would you want variety and that on average would please your palate throughout the year. Your needs of course may be different so pick what you like.

    In that regard it would be hard for me to not pick from Surly, Founders, Tree House, Stone, Chimay, Bell’s, Goose Island, Other Half, etc.

    It was answered earlier but I’d probably pick Schells. They’ve got always been a favorite of mine and a brewery I rarely have had a beer from. I also don’t need 8,243,668 different IPAs to have

    Yeah this is a solid pick, and the fact you enjoy them is really all that matters.

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    davescharf wrote:


    Slap Shot wrote:


    I’ll allow it. :)

    My thinking behind it was the brewery might not even have your favorite beer of all time but do you want to be stuck drinking just one or two beers forever or would you want variety and that on average would please your palate throughout the year. Your needs of course may be different so pick what you like.

    In that regard it would be hard for me to not pick from Surly, Founders, Tree House, Stone, Chimay, Bell’s, Goose Island, Other Half, etc.

    It was answered earlier but I’d probably pick Schells. They’ve got always been a favorite of mine and a brewery I rarely have had a beer from. I also don’t need 8,243,668 different IPAs to have


    That’s why I chose LTD. They have a multiple of styles to choose from, every time. IPAs to sours to stouts to lawnmower beers. Bent Paddle is pretty much the same way, Back Channel, also. They’re not out to necessarily WOW you, they want to try and have something for everyone.

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    I’ll have to say Lupulin. It is not than just the beer going into that though. I’m good friends with a couple employees and have gotten to know a few others. Also know a lot of the faces at the tables and bar when I walk in.

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    I’ll have to say Lupulin. It is not than just the beer going into that though. I’m good friends with a couple employees and have gotten to know a few others. Also know a lot of the faces at the tables and bar when I walk in.

    It’s a good reason.

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    Tried the Wabasha Red Desert IPA. I wouldn’t put it in a top list or anything but it was very solid.

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    I’ll have to say Lupulin. It is not than just the beer going into that though. I’m good friends with a couple employees and have gotten to know a few others. Also know a lot of the faces at the tables and bar when I walk in.

    My poor dad loves beer and can walk to Lupulin in about 5 minutes. However he hates anything hoppy

    I think I’ve finally brought enough of their non IPAs over for him to try that he’s going there once in awhile now.

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    Castle Danger Ode IPA and Wabasha Red Desert Ale. The former is ok but nothing to write home about. The latter isn’t spectacular but I would not hesitate buying it again.

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    Found 2 bottles of Weller Special Reserve bourbon in northern WI. My wife wasn’t amused when I told her it would be a nice birthday present :)

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    Since arriving in August I’ve tried to make sure I buy a different beer every time to soak in as much variety as I can while I’m here. So far I’ve had one that I would swear by and actively try to go back to – Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale. Now I can add a 2nd to that list – Insight Hop Spin New England IPA. Plenty of flavor but I didn’t feel overwhelmed after 2 cans. Even better that it’s locally made.

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    Since arriving in August I’ve tried to make sure I buy a different beer every time to soak in as much variety as I can while I’m here. So far I’ve had one that I would swear by and actively try to go back to – Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale. Now I can add a 2nd to that list – Insight Hop Spin New England IPA. Plenty of flavor but I didn’t feel overwhelmed after 2 cans. Even better that it’s locally made.

    Blackstack is my favorite MN brewery. I was informed earlier in this thread that one of their main brewers went to Insight, and the HopSpin series is one of his projects there – not just continuing the older offerings they had.

    So if you like that, I would suggest Local 755, and really anything else from Black Stack.

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    BlackStack are killers for all varieties of IPAs. Their doubles and triples are awesome.

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    My wife bought me a bottle of Kings County Straight Bourbon Whiskey for my birthday. I know nothing about it so I’m curious to try it. She was going to buy me Woodford Double Oaked but the gal at Top Ten recommended this.

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    Kings County does good work. My favorite is their peated bourbon.

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    Kings County does good work. My favorite is their peated bourbon.

    I’m sure she said no to this because she doesn’t need anymore smoky flavored beverages in the house. I’m pretty sure she’s still upset about the smell from Hammerheart’s Bog Burial from a few years ago

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    davescharf wrote:


    Steve MN wrote:


    Kings County does good work. My favorite is their peated bourbon.

    I’m sure she said no to this because she doesn’t need anymore smoky flavored beverages in the house. I’m pretty sure she’s still upset about the smell from Hammerheart’s Bog Burial from a few years ago

    I haven’t actually seen the Peated on a shelf anywhere in Minnesota. Tasted it at a festival a year and a half ago. But, I’ve liked several of their offerings.

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    BlackStack are killers for all varieties of IPAs. Their doubles and triples are awesome.

    Right now I feel like Blackstack ,Modist and Oliphant are slamming their IPA’s. All of those breweries have been around for a while and also brewing on the same systems for a while to dial in their brews.

    FWIW also some very good peeps at all 3 breweries.

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    davescharf wrote:


    Steve MN wrote:


    Kings County does good work. My favorite is their peated bourbon.

    I’m sure she said no to this because she doesn’t need anymore smoky flavored beverages in the house. I’m pretty sure she’s still upset about the smell from Hammerheart’s Bog Burial from a few years ago

    The Bog Burial…God, that was the peat of all peats, the smoked of all smoked. Brisket In A Bottle.

    Bought a 2-for-1 at Shorewood Liquor last weekend:

    2013 Boulder Killer Penguin barleywine

    Epic Big Bad Baptist Batch #19 (which turned out to be brewed in Jan ’13).

    Cracked the Baptist tonight. It held up. :dance: Delicious. The barleywine…I’ll wait on. I’ve had Killer Penguin before, it’s rather tasty. I have high hopes.

    Edited post, the Baptist was Jan ’13, not Oct.

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    No 2021 George T Stagg

    https://whiskeyraiders.com/bourbon/george-t-stagg-2021-buffalo-trace-antique-collection/

    I had to double-check to make sure I wasn’t reading The Onion :shock:

    Given what they released in 2019, the fact they couldn’t come up with a good batch this year is very telling.

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    Agreed on the 2019. It was good, but it wasn’t STAGG quality.

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    davescharf wrote:


    My wife bought me a bottle of Kings County Straight Bourbon Whiskey for my birthday. I know nothing about it so I’m curious to try it. She was going to buy me Woodford Double Oaked but the gal at Top Ten recommended this.

    I brought a bottle of Woodford Double Oaked to reunion / HOF induction this weekend for a teammate.

    After the induction I we had an afterparty in a hotel breakfast area. The cork could have been tossed right off the get go.

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    Steve MN wrote:


    Kings County does good work. My favorite is their peated bourbon.

    I had to think about this for a hot moment. The store I work at has a couple different bottles of it. About $100/per. I’ll look into it this Sat when I work.

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    Steve MN wrote:


    Kings County does good work. My favorite is their peated bourbon.

    I had to think about this for a hot moment. The store I work at has a couple different bottles of it. About $100/per. I’ll look into it this Sat when I work.

    Not sure any of them are $100 bottles

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    Steve MN wrote:


    The Rube wrote:


    Steve MN wrote:


    Kings County does good work. My favorite is their peated bourbon.

    I had to think about this for a hot moment. The store I work at has a couple different bottles of it. About $100/per. I’ll look into it this Sat when I work.

    Not sure any of them are $100 bottles

    I know at least one is. Did a price check for a customer. Dunno if that’s fair price or not, but that’s what we were charging.

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    The Rube wrote:


    Steve MN wrote:


    The Rube wrote:


    Steve MN wrote:


    Kings County does good work. My favorite is their peated bourbon.

    I had to think about this for a hot moment. The store I work at has a couple different bottles of it. About $100/per. I’ll look into it this Sat when I work.

    Not sure any of them are $100 bottles

    I know at least one is. Did a price check for a customer. Dunno if that’s fair price or not, but that’s what we were charging.

    I mean that as “It’s a good bourbon, but I wouldn’t pay three digits for it”. If it were in the$70-80 range, probably

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    Gotcha. I know my store is a bit higher prices on some stuff. Indie store. Doesn’t mean it’s fair, it is what it is.

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    The Rube wrote:


    Steve MN wrote:


    Kings County does good work. My favorite is their peated bourbon.

    I had to think about this for a hot moment. The store I work at has a couple different bottles of it. About $100/per. I’ll look into it this Sat when I work.

    I’m still not sure what to think of Kings County — I like the idea, but just not at the price. I’d rather get barrel pick’s of KC, RR and ER than what I’ve had so far from Kings County.

    I get it though that craft bourbon is a tough market. You’re starting to almost pay for the production costs, not the quality… much like what happens in Napa and Bourdeaux. When Stagg BTAC started, it was a $40 bottle.

    And fair… the Fair comes around once a year before school starts.

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    As far as beer, I have one of these cans, (came up in a Twitter thing). Gonna be a very special occasion for me to crack it, though. ;)

    http://washingtonbeerblog.com/the-beer-that-broke-tavour-a-50-can-of-barleywine/

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    I don’t recommend having more than 1 or 2 at a time, but having my first crack at a Deschutes Abyss Imperial Stout and it is glorious.

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    I don’t recommend having more than 1 or 2 at a time, but having my first crack at a Deschutes Abyss Imperial Stout and it is glorious.

    I think I drank all mine out of the cellar last winter but for awhile I had every release from 2012 on. I generally have enjoyed it once it’s about a year old because the licorice flavor in it mellows out enough for me. That said it’s an excellent beer.

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    Abyss? They are now in 4 packs, as of at least this year.

    Wait 3 years. For me, the molasses was just way too strong when the bottle was cracked fresh.

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    Abyss? They are now in 4 packs, as of at least this year.

    Wait 3 years. For me, the molasses was just way too strong when the bottle was cracked fresh.

    I might not be here in 3 years. :wink:

    Plus it was in the cooler.

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    Slap Shot wrote:


    The Rube wrote:


    Abyss? They are now in 4 packs, as of at least this year.

    Wait 3 years. For me, the molasses was just way too strong when the bottle was cracked fresh.

    I might not be here in 3 years. :wink:

    Plus it was in the cooler.

    Can you fly it back? Serious question.

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    The Rube wrote:


    Slap Shot wrote:


    The Rube wrote:


    Abyss? They are now in 4 packs, as of at least this year.

    Wait 3 years. For me, the molasses was just way too strong when the bottle was cracked fresh.

    I might not be here in 3 years. :wink:

    Plus it was in the cooler.

    Can you fly it back? Serious question.

    I could and I will bring some back with me but likely I will do cans not bottles. I’m also being somewhat facetious as I honestly don’t know if I’ll still be there or back full time.

    The other factor that’s unique for me that you guys need to realize is unless I drive to Manila my access to quality beers there is somewhat limited. So while I’m here I’m exploring, trying as many beers new to me and not worrying about starting a collection. It’s just a treat for me to be able to try a beer this good that storage isn’t even my vocabulary.

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    I am very aware of your lack of access. Sucks. I am honestly trying to figure out options, due to lack of access, lack of storage, etc. Might give ya some sh*, just because, but I’d rather you have a nice selection of beers. :)

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    I am very aware of your lack of access. Sucks. I am honestly trying to figure out options, due to lack of access, lack of storage, etc. Might give ya some sh*, just because, but I’d rather you have a nice selection of beers. :)

    Yeah no worries Rube. The lack of options there does suck but in all honesty it could be worse so I just roll with it and someday I’ll be back and have more to choose from. 1st world problems. :mrgreen:

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    Slap Shot wrote:


    The Rube wrote:


    Slap Shot wrote:


    The Rube wrote:


    Abyss? They are now in 4 packs, as of at least this year.

    Wait 3 years. For me, the molasses was just way too strong when the bottle was cracked fresh.

    I might not be here in 3 years. :wink:

    Plus it was in the cooler.

    Can you fly it back? Serious question.

    I could and I will bring some back with me but likely I will do cans not bottles. I’m also being somewhat facetious as I honestly don’t know if I’ll still be there or back full time.

    The other factor that’s unique for me that you guys need to realize is unless I drive to Manila my access to quality beers there is somewhat limited. So while I’m here I’m exploring, trying as many beers new to me and not worrying about starting a collection. It’s just a treat for me to be able to try a beer this good that storage isn’t even my vocabulary.

    I’d be doing the exact same thing if I were you. I still do when I travel to a new city.

    If you’re here until the end of the month you’ll be able to buy Darkness on Halloween. I was disappointed in last years but it’s still a favorite for me.

    I’ve always been more comfortable traveling with bottles wrapped in clothing. I haven’t had any issues with cans but it’s just been a personal preference

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    I’ve brought back many a beer from CO by sticking the bottles/cans in socks. Never had an issue for breakage.

    BIG game tonight, so decided to have a big beer. 2016 Perrin No Rules. I have a 5 year vertical of said beer (2016-20), and I promised myself I would save the bottles for certain important occasions. I would think BUF-KC qualifies. Could get a 2-game lead in the conference, or end up being tied in the conference….

    Edit: to be clear, only having ONE bottle of the vertical. Otherwise, that would be dangerous (and stupid). :)

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    Steve MN wrote:


    The Rube wrote:


    Steve MN wrote:


    Kings County does good work. My favorite is their peated bourbon.

    I had to think about this for a hot moment. The store I work at has a couple different bottles of it. About $100/per. I’ll look into it this Sat when I work.

    Not sure any of them are $100 bottles

    Mine was around $70 for the straight bourbon whiskey. I’m drinking it right now and I’m liking it quite a bit. I told my wife now I only need about 5 or 6 other bottles of good bourbon/whiskey so I can do some in depth research as to what I really like best :lol:

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    The Kings’ were indeed $99.99 at the store. IMO, PROBABLY better choices at that price point, especially when davescharf is saying $70 at whatever store he got it at. That’s a big jump.

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    davescharf wrote:


    Steve MN wrote:


    The Rube wrote:


    Steve MN wrote:


    Kings County does good work. My favorite is their peated bourbon.

    I had to think about this for a hot moment. The store I work at has a couple different bottles of it. About $100/per. I’ll look into it this Sat when I work.

    Not sure any of them are $100 bottles

    Mine was around $70 for the straight bourbon whiskey. I’m drinking it right now and I’m liking it quite a bit. I told my wife now I only need about 5 or 6 other bottles of good bourbon/whiskey so I can do some in depth research as to what I really like best :lol:

    At $70, I could see myself grabbing a bottle.

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