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^What batch is that? Usually that beer pours fairly flat for me.

Oh and from Saturday afternoon:

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For any New Yorkers who follow the thread, Downtown Bar and Grill in downtown BK has a sick bottle selection. I bought the 07 Doggie Claws there and then got an 07 Bourbon County to go. They have 08 and 11 Bourbon County as well :)

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^What batch is that? Usually that beer pours fairly flat for me.

It's batch 82.

Yea, I was really weird. It was still good though.

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This tasting was great just to be our regular weekly tasting!

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That stuff was like drinking maple candy. It was good but I could only take like 2oz of it.

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Nice pickup on the frambozen shufon! I was lucky to receive and try one recently as well. Not my favorite bullfrog, but let me know what you think.

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Not sure when I'll get around to opening it but I'll let you know what I think when I do. It's definitely a nice pickup, although I wish I could get The Jaspers instead :)

edit: or Black Cherry Bomb for that matter but even if I was willing to spend hundreds on a bottle of that, I'd have to find one first.

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in st louis for the week. bridge tap house has a nice selection of bottles and draft. 4oz pours are clutch in trying a wide variety w.out getting too drunk. will post pictures if i come across anything interesting

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picked up a six pack of Flower Power Monday when I was in the need for some hop therapy, all 6 bottles were flat - don't know if this a retailer issue or an Ithaca issue. sucks though.

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Damn, that sucks concealed. First QC issue I've heard about from Ithaca.

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how was the '07 doggie claws? picked up a '09 one recently

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Tonight's haul:

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having the mean old tom 2011 batch and it's damnn good. def one of the better stouts I had.

had the 2009 Cuvée Van De Keizer Rood at the bar the other day (on company's tab). very strong belgian but goes down smooth. had 1.5 bottles to start the night and i accidentally stayed out til 1am on a weekday

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and lastly, today's pick-up. the 2 in the right is from idle hands brewery (everett, ma).

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PS: st louis is a great beer town

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This tasting was great just to be our regular weekly tasting!

shufon, how was the cisco the woods oak aged ale? saw it but didnt p/u bc of the price and not knowing much about it

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Pics not happy, but my first tasting on Unibroue Raftman, whisky malt ale at 5.5% swings a little lighter than their usual offerings. Great malt flavor, rich and smooth, pretty balanced for being so malt heavy. I'd put it in the win column.

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Had the smoke jumper last night. I enjoyed it and would definitely buy again.

Tonight I cracked open the Rye on Rye. This beer is fantastic IMO. Immediately when I poured it into the glass, it smelled like rye whiskey. I can't wait to hang onto one of these for a year or so and then check it out.

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how was the '07 doggie claws? picked up a '09 one recently

07 was delicious. I'm not a big fan of barleywines but I could've had a few more of those no problem.

shufon, how was the cisco the woods oak aged ale? saw it but didnt p/u bc of the price and not knowing much about it

Woods series is good as long as you're selective.. Pechish Woods, Monomoy Kriek, and Full & By Rye are all delicious. Lady of the Woods was good, but nothing great. Dark Woods and Winter Woods are not worth trying at all. I haven't had Cherry Woods yet but I imagine it's mediocre. Whether the good ones are worth the money is subjective to the buyer.. the only one I go back to is Pechish. It is damn good and I'm willing to shell out the money for an easy to get peach sour :)

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Some pics from yesterday:

HF Double Galaxy, HF Columbus, and Kern River Just Outstanding

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BA 2 Turtle Doves

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Funky Buddha Passionfruit Berlinerweiss

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Upright Fantasia and Upright Five Aged in Fantasia Barrels

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Bells Black Note

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2004 New Belgium La Folie

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2012 Cigar City Hunahpu's

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Upright Blend Love 2

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Funky Buddha Last Snow

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A few more:

Cigar City Barrel Aged Bolita Brown

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Shitty pic of the final lineup but you get the idea :)

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Shufon, where to cop tickets to your bottle tastings?

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^Come to NYC, contribute wales, enjoy everybody else's contributions. It's a nice system :)

Got a box from one of the brewers at Portsmouth last week:

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Opened some random bottles in the fridge on Friday night. Fantome Pissenlit was really nice, Muscat d'Amor was nothing but chardonnay and oak, Portsmouth Flanders Red was the worst beer I've ever had, Sanc just keeps getting better with age, and the others were all pretty solid.

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Opened my first bottle on Friday with the girlfriend. Amazingly (but somewhat not to my surprise), she said "not sour enough":

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^Come to NYC, contribute wales, enjoy everybody else's contributions. It's a nice system :)

I'm actually coming up the last weekend in June to visit friends. I'm not sure if I could bring beer on the plane, but I doubt Texas has anything that NYC can't get.

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Bring some of the crazy beers Jester King is making lately. And yeah, you can fly with beers on a plane. I've done it numerous times and never had a problem.

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Texas breweries are better than ever lately. Take a growler of Live Oak Heffe

edit: cracked a bottle of Boxer's Revenger the other day...needs more carbonation. The house yeast version of Black Metal is great, though. I was skeptical, but I like it more than the original.

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^Yah, youkinorn knows better than me what Texas has that NY doesn't. All I know is that I wanna try the new Jester King sour!

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I'm all about this one doe... DENVER STAND UP LOL

posted at 10:17 so u know it's the real deal... SQUAAAAD

drank this today, enjoyed it.

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^Yah, youkinorn knows better than me what Texas has that NY doesn't. All I know is that I wanna try the new Jester King sour!

I was a little disappointed honestly. Had had a few beers ahead of it, though, so we'll drink some at the event when I'm up there. Das Wunderkind is good for sure, and I'll bring my bottle of it I think.

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Unfortunately went down the drain after a few sips. Even let it warm up for about an hour hoping it would become drinkable, but nope. Oxidized all to hell.

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