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Random pics from the past couple of weeks:

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'11 Cherry Adam from the Wood

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Bayerischer Bahnhof Leipziger Porticus. Picked up a handful of these thinking it was the smoked berliner with brett/lacto because the labels look the same, but ended up with a handful of 100% brett porters instead. Nice old world style, was kinda odd but tasty.

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Westbrook Mexican Cake. This was the first pepper/chile/spicy stout I've actually liked.. much better than Hunahpu's in my opinion.

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2011 BASC. First time having this, was very tasty. Not sure how it is fresh but I'll actively seek this out from now on.

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2011 Mamouche. It's Cantillon so of course it's good but I could do without having it again. Would rather have Fou Foune or St. Lam.

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New Weyerbacher release.. wasn't expecting much but this was quite good.

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2010 and 2011 Event Horizon. 2010 was very tasty, 2011 was meh. Both years were kinda one dimensional compared to the BASC.

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Final lineup.. favorites of the night were BASC and Love Child #2. Double Pecan Porter was pretty awesome too but a little bit too caronbated. Also, we had an "accidental" batch of Ithaca White Gold that Chief put about 10x as much brett into which was much much better than the regular version.

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First time having this. Wow. It's like a creamy Alpine Duet, perfect in every way. By far the best thing I've ever had from 3 Floyds and one of the best beers I've had in a while.

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Moving to brooklyn. will miss these good old standbys

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Pics from Cali last week:

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Pliny at Toronado, first time having it on tap

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Firestone Walker.. 805, Pale 31, DBA, Solace, Hefeweizen, Wookey Jack, and Parabola x2. Was bummed they didn't have Velvet Merkin on tap :(

Started my b-day at Drake's Barrel House with a flight. 1500 Pale Ale, IPA, Denogginizer IIPA, Drakonic, 1 Candle Anniversary Sour, and Enigma. All of them were pretty tasty except Enigma which was a scotch ale/wheat wine blend aged in brandy and bourbon barrels then blended. Tasted like complete ass.

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Stopped by Beer Revolution to open a couple of Hill Farmstead bottles with B-Dawg

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Then went to Lagunitas and got another flight.. Gueuze (not a gueuze at all), IPA, Maximus IIPA, Olde Gnarley Wine, Fusion 8, Shut-down Undercover, Brandy BA Imperial Stout, and Imperial Stout on cask.

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And finally Russian River.. 18 of their beers, too many to remember.

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So I was at Toronado the first day there (when I got the Pliny) and was told they didn't have any Cable Car. B-Dawg helped me out with that and seriously hooked me up on my last day in CA:

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To quote B-Dawg.. dat gooze

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Veritas 010

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2010 Cable Car

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And lastly, I brought a Brute out to drink with my cousin but between the beer he bought for me before I got there (didn't even tell him to), his whiskey collection, and his wine cellar, we didn't get to it. So I opened it with B-Dawg:

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If anyone wants some Boulevard Smokehouse Series beers, let me know. The grocery store by my apartment has cases of everything from this year except BBQ and the imperial stout. Apparently, people aren't willing to pay $10-20 for a beer from the grocery store.

I know they're not super rare or anything, but I'd be down to trade for stuff I can't get in Texas.

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2008 vs 2011 Red Poppy

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Rapture vs Supplication

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Cherry beers + some. Didn't get to Fancy Pants, Dissident, Cherry Woods, Monomoy Kriek, or Cantillon Kriek so maybe we'll do another cherry tasting sometime.

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Got one of these yesterday, gonna open it next to my Frambozen sometime soon.

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was rapture vs supplication a close game?

out in the woods with no cork screw..

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Two of us (including me) preferred Rapture, two of us preferred Supp. The beers tasted extremely similar except Supp had a little bit more brett funk in it and the mouthfeel was slightly thinner and more crisp.

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hmm. their hues are quite similar as well.

picked these up, though it's far too humid to be drinking em now..

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out in the woods with no cork screw..

would have tried the "shoe" method.

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St. Arnold DR12 released yesterday morning. That shit was way crazier than I thought it'd be... dude's were lining up outside stores at like 5 am. Basically every place that had it sold out in 20 - 30 minutes. I had no clue people cared that much about anything St. Arnold made.

I'm sure some small grocers still have some, but I haven't been able to track any down. I was able to reserve and snag a six pack and two bombers (that was all they'd sell). I haven't tried the bottles yet, but the cask version was tastier than the keg... all of them needed serious aging though.

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Really wish I could find some Sue in Texas.

Interesting Yazoo glasses I saw on Twitter:

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The one of few perks living in Nashville. They just started selling bombers of Sue. Gonna have to get some. I haven't seen those glasses but it must be some collaboration with Yazoo and Flying Saucer (local bar in Nashville). Gonna have to get me one of those too

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Lived in Nashville for about 6 years. Fun town man. I want one of those Yazoo/Flying Saucer can glasses!

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I think it's actually the Flying Saucer in Cordova (outside of Memphis).

The new Sue bombers are actually bigger than 22 oz... I think they're 24 or 25.

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Port Mongo for IPA day :+)

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Took some Mongo growlers with me camping last year. That shit is pretty dank.

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^That looks good.

Scored these things yesterday.

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After attempting to find Parabola for a long time, finally found a store that had them.

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I love a good stout. In fact I don't live too far from Green Flash Brewery so I headed over there today for the Motor Union car show and enjoyed a couple of pints of their double stout. It's not a super fancy one, but really good (apologies for the less than stellar photo).

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Just back from a few weeks in SF and NYC. Some great places to drink in SF - went to Toranado, Magnolia, 21st Amendement, Monk's Kettle, Anchor Brewery etc. Blind Tiger in NYC was great too. Even an average looking liquor store can be a treasure trove of delights.

On the whole though, I'm not a massive fan of the style of beers currently popular with you guys. In the UK we love session ales and they seem hard to come by. Everything is way too strong for me, both in flavour and alcohol content.

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Stone 16th

Greg Koch was there too

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Haven't been drinking much beer lately, mostly whiskey. Here are a couple of pics from recently though:

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Very tasty stuff, overpriced though.

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Hill Farmstead Jim, Society & Solitude #4, and Edward. Delicious as always.

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Anyone here using Untappd? I have a bad memory for names so I'm finding it useful.

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Yeah untappd is pretty dope. I'm wlgeorge on there for anybody who wants to add me. Gonna blow untappd and tumblr up on Friday with the Hill Farmstead tasting I'm hosting. We got ahold of all of the bottles they've ever released except for 5 so it should be a hell of a time :D

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