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It's in San Diego? I've never heard of this brewery, are these the guys that are doing a alternate proprietorship with 3 other brewers?

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Not sure. I think they're out of Irvine, but I found it at a Sprouts in SD. Enjoying this right now...

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I know Ballast Point loves fishing, but their labels suck

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I think Weyerbacher takes the cake when it comes to bad labels.

Picked this up last night when I saw it at Blind Tiger:

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Hill Farmstead Fear & Trembling Bourbon/Cabernet blend. Tasted like bacon and dark fruits soaked in bourbon. Was pretty pleasant.

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yeah this label literally took them 13 minutes to create

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Not sure. I think they're out of Irvine, but I found it at a Sprouts in SD. Enjoying this right now...

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BP is a SD brewery/distillery in scripps and linda vista area. I agree on the labels too. I dislike them but not as much as stones. I also hate russian rivers use of comic sans on their labels.

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stones are at least kind of cool, although the notre dame gargoyles are a little weak

russian river gets a pass on everything because their beer is so good and so hard for me to get

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Yes the beers are good but damn that font! Local pub near me is having -TION night from RR. Damn these specialty nights kill me.

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Where'd you get the Firestone 15? I got one bottle from Good Beer to make sure I got to try it, but it was $25 and I figured I can find more cheaper elsewhere. Also, if you look around you'll see Sorachi for $8.99 in a lot of places.

Some unexpected surprises I've gotten in the last two days:

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First time having Hopslam. Can't believe this stuff is so highly rated.. it just tasted sweet and syrupy.

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im in boston. plenty of firestone xv left here at my local store in downtown for $21. the guy at the store really highlighted the fact that brooklyn brewery lowered the price - i probably wont find it cheaper in any store conveniently located to me

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^Ahh my bad, I thought you were in NY for some reason.

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^i will be come july :) and i go down pretty frequently since ive been going to school here and throughout my first job out of college (i grew up in CT). I grew to love this city, but im getting antsy

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City Beer Store

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The Abyss 2010

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La Trappe Cafe - Burg+Affligem Noel

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I'm drinking a King Henry right now. It's really well done, and it's a barleywine that I can drink a lot of (I usually don't like barleywines very much), but damn.. beer of 2011? I don't understand hype nowadays.

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hasn't the rumor been KH was put into rare barrels?

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It was. Goose Island didn't wash the barrels used for Rare, stuck a barleywine in them, and out came King Henry.. it smells like a bourbon barrel stout with more dark fruit characteristics. Tons of toffee, vanilla, hints of oak, lots of fig, raisin, etc (but no vinous characteristics thankfully). Tastes the same, but with this sugary sweet Blowpop bubblegum thing going on. Aftertaste is all toffee/candied sugar with a little bitterness that lingers forever. And for 13.4% it's way too drinkable.

My review makes it sound awesome, I know, but I guess I just expected to be more blown away by what everybody is calling the "Beer of 2011".

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First post of course to a beer thread. IPA's mainly. Stone or Sierra Nevada. Victory Hop Wallop is one of my favorites also.

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some interesting pickup today

Slumbrew (a local Somerville brewery) debuted an Imperial Cream Ale. Didn't really like it but their IPA and porter was really good.

Six Point Resin - hear good things

Porticus Leipziger Doppel-Porter - should be an interesting taste

and

Mystic Cabernet Suavignon Barrel Fermented Saison - Mystic's another local brewery and this cabernet barrel fermented beer is very new addition that I'm excited to try

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I really like Slumbrew's beers, the Porter is particularly tasty. Post a review of the cab barrel aged Mystic beer, wasn't blown out of the water by the original saison.

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2011 Dark Lord. Not bad, coffee was still present and the vanilla was a nice touch but molasses made this a bit too sweet for me.

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This was awesome. One of the best gueuzes I've ever had.

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No Hopslam in my area, but this is a pretty good MI DIPA

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Is BA the worst forum on the web, from a technological standpoint?

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Went to Bear Republic while driving through Healdsburg, none of their special offerings did anything for me but I always like their standards.

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Also picked up some Leffe Brune recently, but I've been on an all-IPA diet so I don't have anything intelligent to say about it.

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Is BA the worst forum on the web, from a technological standpoint?

Yea shit sucks and is slow. Then again im bitter because I got banned. Was debating on doing a ddos attack to "help" them out.

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