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Title: No Craft Beer Thread?
Post by: wesfau2 on October 08, 2015, 07:22:26 PM
Color me shocked that my in-depth, 10-second search found no such thread.

Obviously these small shops are my preferred beer makers.

Found one today that will fudgeing wreck you:  Green Flash's Green Bullet.

It's a triple IPA (you read that correctly, 10.1% ABV 100+ IBU....only available Sep-Dec so get on it).

These guys said "fudge the American hop shortage/prices" and went with all New Zealand hops.  The result is a citrusy, tropical fruit (mango) front end, a nice bitter back end and none of the alcohol wallop of a DIPA.  So smooth you will not realize how quickly you're drinking it.

Get some.  Now.  It's fudgeing delicious.
Title: Re: No Craft Beer Thread?
Post by: Snaggletiger on October 08, 2015, 08:47:45 PM
Color me shocked that my in-depth, 10-second search found no such thread.

Obviously these small shops are my preferred beer makers.

Found one today that will fudgeing wreck you:  Green Flash's Green Bullet.

It's a triple IPA (you read that correctly, 10.1% ABV 100+ IBU....only available Sep-Dec so get on it).

These guys said "fudge the American hop shortage/prices" and went with all New Zealand hops.  The result is a citrusy, tropical fruit (mango) front end, a nice bitter back end and none of the alcohol wallop of a DIPA.  So smooth you will not realize how quickly you're drinking it.

Get some.  Now.  It's fudgeing delicious.

Okay so, since ur boy is coming down...is this a brew you pick up retail or is there a particular establishment pouring it up?
Title: Re: No Craft Beer Thread?
Post by: wesfau2 on October 08, 2015, 09:54:08 PM
Okay so, since ur boy is coming down...is this a brew you pick up retail or is there a particular establishment pouring it up?

The Green Flash website tells me that Modica Market stocks this delicious product.

If they're out, you'll have to trek into Sandestin/Destin to visit Chan's or Beach Liquors.

Also, World of Beer (spit) at the Commons is pouring it on draft.  If you're willing to come to town, I'll swallow my disdain (teed that one up for you editing miscreants) for this establishment and join you there for a few.
Title: Re: No Craft Beer Thread?
Post by: Snaggletiger on October 08, 2015, 09:57:17 PM
The Green Flash website tells me that Modica Market stocks this delicious product.

If they're out, you'll have to trek into Sandestin/Destin to visit: Chan's or Beach Liquors.

Modica is always on the list.  Will check there first.
Title: Re: No Craft Beer Thread?
Post by: wesfau2 on October 08, 2015, 09:59:51 PM
Modica is always on the list.  Will check there first.

Also, see edited post above.

Meeting in town is my preference, obviously.  fudge a ride out to 30Ghey.
Title: Re: No Craft Beer Thread?
Post by: Snaggletiger on October 08, 2015, 10:04:52 PM
Also, see edited post above.

Meeting in town is my preference, obviously.  fudge a ride out to 30Ghey.

Saw the edited post.  Will be happy to ride into the jungle and leave the classy, rich, pampered, shaved pussy back on the A for few beers with a friend.  You name it, I'll be there.
Title: Re: No Craft Beer Thread?
Post by: wesfau2 on October 08, 2015, 10:17:13 PM
Saw the edited post.  Will be happy to ride into the jungle and leave the classy, rich, pampered, shaved pussy back on the A for few beers with a friend.  You name it, I'll be there.

A man of the people, ladies and gents.
Title: Re: No Craft Beer Thread?
Post by: Snaggletiger on October 08, 2015, 11:10:53 PM
A man of the people, ladies and gents.

Sacrifice.
Title: Re: No Craft Beer Thread?
Post by: chinook on October 19, 2015, 02:18:52 PM
this is more like a male seeking male thread. 

carry on.
Title: Re: No Craft Beer Thread?
Post by: GH2001 on October 19, 2015, 02:45:45 PM
this is more like a male seeking male thread. 

carry on.

nookie knows.
Title: Re: No Craft Beer Thread?
Post by: Snaggletiger on October 19, 2015, 03:01:28 PM
this is more like a male seeking male thread. 

carry on.

Yes it is.  And I sought out and hooked up with the male who started this thread last Friday.  Took his recommendation and picked up a carton of 4.  This is the commercial description:

"A full-bodied Triple IPA, Green Bullet combines New Zealand grown Pacific Gem and Green Bullet hops. Significant pine and citrus hoppiness hit the palate at first sip, accentuated by tropical notes of mango and pineapple, ending with a moderately aggressive, bitter finish."

I'm not sophisticated enough to put those words together.  I would have said great flavor with hints of fruit, but the finish was a little bitter for my taste.  But here's the thing.  At 10.5%, the bitterness goes away very quickly.

Title: Re: No Craft Beer Thread?
Post by: jmar on October 24, 2015, 07:41:39 AM
Can't teach this gaggle of humps any football nor will I waste my knowledge of beer on you.

NO!


Just drink your malt liquor and be happy.
Title: Re: No Craft Beer Thread?
Post by: Jumbo on October 25, 2015, 11:03:41 AM
I'm a Bud Light drinker but I have found I enjoy a nice wheat beer my favorite local brews are:
1. Avondale Pachyderm
2. Cahaba Blonde
3. Good People Bearded Lady
Title: Re: No Craft Beer Thread?
Post by: CCTAU on October 25, 2015, 04:43:22 PM
Kroger keeps LITE on sale for $10.49 a 12 pack of tall boys. Some of you little people won't understand.
Title: Re: No Craft Beer Thread?
Post by: Token on October 26, 2015, 02:56:03 AM
Good People brown and Back 40's Truck Stop Honey are two of my favorites right now. Both are local brewing companies and they are solid.
Title: Re: No Craft Beer Thread?
Post by: WiregrassTiger on October 26, 2015, 01:43:54 PM
Good People brown and Back 40's Truck Stop Honey are two of my favorites right now. Both are local brewing companies and they are solid.
I was going to ask how the weight loss is going but now I know.
Title: Re: No Craft Beer Thread?
Post by: jmar on November 11, 2015, 07:34:40 AM
Need to find out how to get Hopslam Ale to Alabama.
Imperial IPA from Bells Brewery-very limited seasonal.
Title: Re: No Craft Beer Thread?
Post by: wesfau2 on November 12, 2015, 09:39:01 AM
Need to find out how to get Hopslam Ale to Alabama.
Imperial IPA from Bells Brewery-very limited seasonal.

Drive to FL?

Easy to grab as a Miller Lite down here.
Title: Re: No Craft Beer Thread?
Post by: GH2001 on November 12, 2015, 11:11:54 AM
Drive to FL?

Easy to grab as a Miller Lite down here.

I assume you will be bringing some of this newfangled beer with you to X gate?
Title: Re: No Craft Beer Thread?
Post by: wesfau2 on November 12, 2015, 11:31:53 AM
I assume you will be bringing some of this newfangled beer with you to X gate?

I don't drink high ABV at the tailgate.  Rookie move.
Title: Re: No Craft Beer Thread?
Post by: GH2001 on November 12, 2015, 12:35:58 PM
I don't drink high ABV at the tailgate.  Rookie move.

Yes but watching Buzz dance like a drunk monkey is sooooo worth it.
Title: Re: No Craft Beer Thread?
Post by: dallaswareagle on November 12, 2015, 02:03:09 PM
Yes but watching Buzz dance like a drunk monkey is sooooo worth it.


Not if he is chasing your wife.   :haha:
Title: Re: No Craft Beer Thread?
Post by: Token on January 02, 2016, 01:23:15 PM
New Belgium Fat Tire is a very smooth amber ale.  Solid choice.

Back 40 has a coffee stout called Trade Day. 

Samuel Smith's nut brown ale, for those brown ale peeps.
Title: Re: No Craft Beer Thread?
Post by: Snaggletiger on January 02, 2016, 03:11:26 PM
New Belgium Fat Tire is a very smooth amber ale.  Solid choice.

Back 40 has a coffee stout called Trade Day. 

Samuel Smith's nut brown ale, for those brown ale peeps.

Samuel Smith's NBA is an old go-to for me.  Love that stuff.
Title: Re: No Craft Beer Thread?
Post by: Snaggletiger on January 10, 2016, 04:28:56 PM
There's a brewery here in Dothan that's really taken off in the few short years it's been open.  Folklore Brewery and Meadery.  They've currently got 6 different high gravity beers.  Very popular in the Wiregrass area.  One really good Pale Ale. 
Title: Re: No Craft Beer Thread?
Post by: GH2001 on January 11, 2016, 10:34:44 AM
There's a brewery here in Dothan that's really taken off in the few short years it's been open.  Folklore Brewery and Meadery.  They've currently got 6 different high gravity beers.  Very popular in the Wiregrass area.  One really good Pale Ale.

People down there drink something besides Keystone? Who knew.
Title: Re: No Craft Beer Thread?
Post by: wesfau2 on January 11, 2016, 10:50:15 AM
People down there drink something besides Keystone? Who knew.

Snags is all fancy and shoot.  He drinks Landshark in front of the plebes.  He even salts it.
Title: Re: No Craft Beer Thread?
Post by: GH2001 on January 11, 2016, 11:18:31 AM
Snags is all fancy and shoot.  He drinks Landshark in front of the plebes.  He even salts it.

I wouldn't trust the guy.

#30A
Title: Re: No Craft Beer Thread?
Post by: Snaggletiger on January 11, 2016, 11:29:27 AM
I wouldn't trust the guy.

#30A

^^^This^^^  Speaking of #30A, I'm going down this weekend for the Songwriter's Festival...and beers...with salt...and seafood.
Title: Re: No Craft Beer Thread?
Post by: GH2001 on January 11, 2016, 11:33:52 AM
^^^This^^^  Speaking of #30A, I'm going down this weekend for the Songwriter's Festival...and beers...with salt...and seafood.

And a lot of hard nipples.
Title: Re: No Craft Beer Thread?
Post by: wesfau2 on February 08, 2016, 12:50:16 PM
Had four SixPoint Hi-Res IIIPA with the game.

10.5% each.  Delicious, if you like the style.

Two would have been plenty.
Title: Re: No Craft Beer Thread?
Post by: The Six on February 08, 2016, 10:48:43 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3YOP-rLdEo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3YOP-rLdEo)
Title: Re: No Craft Beer Thread?
Post by: dallaswareagle on February 15, 2016, 10:49:18 AM
This is a local brew, ( don't know if they sell it nation wide yet) good starting taste with a very hoppy finish.  A very good wheat beer for those that like them.

(http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u1/miked0003/20160214_184207%20002_zps7upe4wvs.jpeg) (http://s164.photobucket.com/user/miked0003/media/20160214_184207%20002_zps7upe4wvs.jpeg.html)   
Title: Re: No Craft Beer Thread?
Post by: chinook on February 15, 2016, 12:14:15 PM
This is a local brew, ( don't know if they sell it nation wide yet) good starting taste with a very hoppy finish.  A very good wheat beer for those that like them.


interesting a wheat beer is "very hoppy" much less "hoppy"

Title: Re: No Craft Beer Thread?
Post by: Snaggletiger on February 19, 2016, 03:30:26 PM
I had been hitting the Sweetwater 420's and IPA's recently and decided to switch it up.  Tried Samuel Adams Crystal Pale Ale and was very pleasantly surprised.  A good bit lighter and not nearly as full flavored or bold as the Sweetwaters.  Definite hint of citrus, possibly lemon. I believe I'll have to pour one up this evening.
Title: Re: No Craft Beer Thread?
Post by: dallaswareagle on February 19, 2016, 03:50:37 PM
I had been hitting the Sweetwater 420's and IPA's recently and decided to switch it up.  Tried Samuel Adams Crystal Pale Ale and was very pleasantly surprised.  A good bit lighter and not nearly as full flavored or bold as the Sweetwaters.  Definite hint of citrus, possibly lemon. I believe I'll have to pour one up this evening.


Temps in upper 70's right now, throwing some deer jalapeno sausage on the grill and having a few of these.

(http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u1/miked0003/99c95715dd15d722746a3ee017af11951_zpsf6wnedbs.jpg) (http://s164.photobucket.com/user/miked0003/media/99c95715dd15d722746a3ee017af11951_zpsf6wnedbs.jpg.html) 
Title: Re: No Craft Beer Thread?
Post by: wesfau2 on February 28, 2016, 09:59:51 AM
Picked up a sixer of Ballast Point's Pineapple Sculpin.

Love the original....love love the Grapefruit...sorely disappointed in the Pineapple.

The smell is amazing and sets you up for a big letdown in the taste.  Not bad...an average IPA, but the fruit flavor is flat and a little off-putting.

Maybe I expected too much based on the prior iterations of this brew, but I wouldn't waste the time/effort/money to grab this.  $16.49 a six is robbery on this one.
Title: Re: No Craft Beer Thread?
Post by: jmar on March 25, 2016, 01:01:53 PM
Enjoying a Murphy's Stout on a Friday. Minus the burnt flavor of a Guiness this is still one of the best and I can only imagine what the real deal is like on tap. And for the authentic black and tan I have it on good authority that it's a Harp Lager and a Murphy's just so you know. Now kiss my ass.
Title: Re: No Craft Beer Thread?
Post by: jmar on April 29, 2016, 06:26:08 PM
One of my favs as an all around brew is Anchor Steam. It is top flight and the best bet to be a hit at any gathering among those that are accustomed to the mega brewed swill. It's a 5.6 with all the qualities of a solid beer for leisure or thirst and a goto at jmar's.
Title: Re: No Craft Beer Thread?
Post by: GH2001 on April 30, 2016, 07:36:51 AM
Enjoying a Murphy's Stout on a Friday. Minus the burnt flavor of a Guiness this is still one of the best and I can only imagine what the real deal is like on tap. And for the authentic black and tan I have it on good authority that it's a Harp Lager and a Murphy's just so you know. Now kiss my ass.

The UK are extremely heavy on roasted malt in their beers. Especially Scotland. Suck it up buttercup.

FYI - Black and Tan is an American invention. Just like how we "celebrate" st Patrick's day by getting drunk, listening to drop kick murphys, wearing green and acting like idiots.
Title: Re: No Craft Beer Thread?
Post by: GH2001 on April 30, 2016, 07:41:12 AM
Not really "craft" I don't think but found this one at teh Kroger in Auburn....

Tap Room 21 - Copper.

I will be going back to this well again. Super good. I'm big on a rich, Amber lager and this one hits the spot. Smooth as hell. Great taste. Nothing fancy just good. Not water but not heavy either. Reminded me a little of a few of the German lagers like st Pauli girl but also like Smithwicks on the red/Amber side.
Title: Re: No Craft Beer Thread?
Post by: jmar on April 30, 2016, 11:14:18 AM
The UK are extremely heavy on roasted malt in their beers. Especially Scotland. Suck it up buttercup.

FYI - Black and Tan is an American invention. Just like how we "celebrate" st Patrick's day by getting drunk, listening to drop kick murphys, wearing green and acting like idiots.
I can't ever recall celebrating St. Patty's and I'm 4/10's Irish. And I like the burnt malt. Just not all of the time. I got my b&t info from a native of Edinburgh. Maybe he was just yanking my chain.
Title: Re: No Craft Beer Thread?
Post by: GH2001 on April 30, 2016, 01:45:59 PM
I can't ever recall celebrating St. Patty's and I'm 4/10's Irish. And I like the burnt malt. Just not all of the time. I got my b&t info from a native of Edinburgh. Maybe he was just yanking my chain.

Yeah I think he was. It's very "American" and most of them even make fun of it.
Title: Re: No Craft Beer Thread?
Post by: jmar on May 06, 2016, 05:02:40 PM
Jumbo must have deleted his post as I recall that he liked Good People's Bearded Lady which is what I'm currently drinking alternately with a Lazy Magnolia So. Pecan Nut Brown while smoking a butt. Both pretty good beers although Bearded Lady has been discontinued due to the unavailability of the hops...something about a mega brewery buying them all up.
Title: Re: No Craft Beer Thread?
Post by: GH2001 on May 06, 2016, 10:16:06 PM
Jumbo must have deleted his post as I recall that he liked Good People's Bearded Lady which is what I'm currently drinking alternately with a Lazy Magnolia So. Pecan Nut Brown while smoking a butt. Both pretty good beers although Bearded Lady has been discontinued due to the unavailability of the hops...something about a mega brewery buying them all up.

Highland Brewing Co. - Gaelic ale...

For me at the moment. Cheers.
Title: Re: No Craft Beer Thread?
Post by: The Six on May 08, 2016, 11:12:08 AM
I do not understand people's fascination with IPA. Why would anyone voluntarily sign up to drink something engineered to taste like ass milk? Do you enjoy punishing yourself? Do you wear a cilice too?
Title: Re: No Craft Beer Thread?
Post by: wesfau2 on May 08, 2016, 11:17:12 AM
I do not understand people's fascination with IPA. Why would anyone voluntarily sign up to drink something engineered to taste like ass milk? Do you enjoy punishing yourself? Do you wear a cilice too?

I prefer the bitter notes to those sweeter/malty-er brews.

Soooo, in closing: fudge you.
Title: Re: No Craft Beer Thread?
Post by: The Six on May 08, 2016, 11:23:47 AM
I prefer the bitter notes to those sweeter/malty-er brews.

Soooo, in closing: fudge you.

http://youtu.be/ZtGSfDvsg7Q (http://youtu.be/ZtGSfDvsg7Q)
Title: Re: No Craft Beer Thread?
Post by: Snaggletiger on May 08, 2016, 03:35:12 PM
Just purchased a six'r of 420 IPA last night.  A couple of frosty mugs went perfect with the low country boil.
Title: Re: No Craft Beer Thread?
Post by: jmar on May 08, 2016, 04:15:09 PM
I do not understand people's fascination with IPA. Why would anyone voluntarily sign up to drink something engineered to taste like ass milk? Do you enjoy punishing yourself? Do you wear a cilice too?
Just happy we have unrestricted choices in styles. My favorite IPA is Bell's Two Hearted Ale. And I enjoy the Double IPA's too although I'm of the opinion that it ceases to be beer once the alcohol is so prevalent.       

Other dislikes:
Thin beers and adjunct beers.
Our forefather's knew what sugars and fruit worked for each region. The hops, types of malt and yeast strains were limited. And if ie. cranberries were so fudgeing great (beyond being a good antioxidant) they would have fermented and drank a truckload of it.
The best way to counteract these defects is to try them on draft...far better results and enjoyment. Abita Purple Haze is a nothing beer from a bottle but on draft it's quite refreshing. Same goes for numerous others.

GH seems to be coming up with some good finds and I'm taking notes. That said...I will take a tall shot of most anything on tap before I order a pint. Cheers!
Title: Re: No Craft Beer Thread?
Post by: GH2001 on May 08, 2016, 11:07:07 PM
I do not understand people's fascination with IPA. Why would anyone voluntarily sign up to drink something engineered to taste like ass milk? Do you enjoy punishing yourself? Do you wear a cilice too?

They aren't typically my thing either but I can appreciate a well made one.
Title: Re: No Craft Beer Thread?
Post by: CCTAU on May 13, 2016, 03:59:17 PM
For you guys lucky enough to have access to Prattvegas, a new craft beer place.

http://www.elmoreautauganews.com/#!Autauga-Creek-Craft-House-opens-for-business-today-in-Prattville/cjds/57362cb60cf2ab35c746c729


(https://static.wixstatic.com/media/b62117_7ead044bcf28418abc14c668b6cebd6a.jpg/v1/fill/w_1377,h_550,al_c,q_90,usm_0.66_1.00_0.01/b62117_7ead044bcf28418abc14c668b6cebd6a.jpg)
Title: Re: No Craft Beer Thread?
Post by: Snaggletiger on May 13, 2016, 04:48:45 PM
For you guys lucky enough to have access to Prattvegas, a new craft beer place.

http://www.elmoreautauganews.com/#!Autauga-Creek-Craft-House-opens-for-business-today-in-Prattville/cjds/57362cb60cf2ab35c746c729


(https://static.wixstatic.com/media/b62117_7ead044bcf28418abc14c668b6cebd6a.jpg/v1/fill/w_1377,h_550,al_c,q_90,usm_0.66_1.00_0.01/b62117_7ead044bcf28418abc14c668b6cebd6a.jpg)


Damn, they dropped some major bank on the good fluorescent markers.
Title: Re: No Craft Beer Thread?
Post by: chinook on May 13, 2016, 06:24:39 PM
They aren't typically my thing either but I can appreciate a well made one.

what do you considered a well made one? 
Title: Re: No Craft Beer Thread?
Post by: Jumbo on May 14, 2016, 03:17:56 AM
Jumbo must have deleted his post as I recall that he liked Good People's Bearded Lady which is what I'm currently drinking alternately with a Lazy Magnolia So. Pecan Nut Brown while smoking a butt. Both pretty good beers although Bearded Lady has been discontinued due to the unavailability of the hops...something about a mega brewery buying them all up.
Avondale Pachyderm has been discontinued because a mega brewery has a deal to buy all the hops for the next 5 years  :facepalm: #rip
Title: Re: No Craft Beer Thread?
Post by: GH2001 on May 14, 2016, 01:36:51 PM
what do you considered a well made one?

Just the ones with easy access to, the first two that come to mind are Sierra Nevada and Sweetwater
Title: Re: No Craft Beer Thread?
Post by: Snaggletiger on May 14, 2016, 02:43:24 PM
Just the ones with easy access to, the first two that come to mind are Sierra Nevada and Sweetwater

Just polished 2 Sweetwater IPA's while taking an hour to catch some rays and tan the flab.

Got a 5 lb. beef tenderloin chilling in a bourbon and brown sugar marinade.  After a 7 hour soak, it'll go on the Big Green Egg while Scalloped Parmesan New Potatoes bake in the oven.  There may be another IPA or 3 consumed during cooking.
Title: Re: No Craft Beer Thread?
Post by: GH2001 on May 16, 2016, 01:43:52 PM
Just polished 2 Sweetwater IPA's while taking an hour to catch some rays and tan the flab.

Got a 5 lb. beef tenderloin chilling in a bourbon and brown sugar marinade.  After a 7 hour soak, it'll go on the Big Green Egg while Scalloped Parmesan New Potatoes bake in the oven.  There may be another IPA or 3 consumed during cooking.

Love teh sweet waterz
Title: Re: No Craft Beer Thread?
Post by: Snaggletiger on May 16, 2016, 01:58:16 PM
Love teh sweet waterz

$1 to Wes for the intro several years back.
Title: Re: No Craft Beer Thread?
Post by: jmar on February 23, 2018, 08:00:00 AM
Alright fellas we have a shimmering new look site and we need an update on some of the newest tasty brews about. Anybody keen on an up and comer?
I'm still holding on the tried and true but always game for a fledgling ale or lager.
Title: Re: No Craft Beer Thread?
Post by: wesfau2 on February 23, 2018, 08:14:58 AM
Alright fellas we have a shimmering new look site and we need an update on some of the newest tasty brews about. Anybody keen on an up and comer?
I'm still holding on the tried and true but always game for a fledgling ale or lager.

New(ish) favorites:

Elysian Space Dust
SixPoint Resin
and my go-to (replacing Sweetwater 420/IPA): Cigar City Jai Alai
Title: Re: No Craft Beer Thread?
Post by: jmar on February 23, 2018, 08:25:02 AM
New(ish) favorites:

Elysian Space Dust
SixPoint Resin
and my go-to (replacing Sweetwater 420/IPA): Cigar City Jai Alai
Got to scope out the nearest location for the first two. Heard of both but not seen in these parts.
Title: Re: No Craft Beer Thread?
Post by: ssgaufan on February 23, 2018, 09:55:51 AM
I'm liking the Cahaba Blonde right now.

Have you tried any of the Goat Island Brews?  That's our only Brewery in Cullman, and they put out some pretty good beer.
Title: Re: No Craft Beer Thread?
Post by: Snaggletiger on February 23, 2018, 10:25:23 AM
New(ish) favorites:

Elysian Space Dust
SixPoint Resin
and my go-to (replacing Sweetwater 420/IPA): Cigar City Jai Alai

Replacing 420?  Blasphemer!
Title: Re: No Craft Beer Thread?
Post by: jmar on February 23, 2018, 11:25:40 AM
Replacing 420?  Blasphemer!
420 is about a 3.70 on a 5.00 as so many are brah.  :taunt:
Just found the ESD at de Pig.
Couldn't wait...mighty tasty!
Title: Re: No Craft Beer Thread?
Post by: jmar on February 23, 2018, 12:30:33 PM
ESD not so tasty as I thought on the second one.
Just not a fan of the Amarillo hops/ grapefruit, tangerine backlash.
Tolerable, just not my cup of tea.
Title: Re: No Craft Beer Thread?
Post by: wesfau2 on February 24, 2018, 08:29:27 AM
Forgot to name another favorite.  From a local brewery:

Idyll Hounds Divide and Conch'r (double IPA).

Deeeelish.
Title: Re: No Craft Beer Thread?
Post by: GH2001 on February 25, 2018, 08:25:03 AM
I'm heading to the bourbon and BBQ fest next weekend in Atlanta. With a trip to sweetwater and Monday night brewing. Suck it beeches. 
Title: Re: No Craft Beer Thread?
Post by: Token on February 25, 2018, 10:30:38 AM
Catawba Brewing company's Brown Bear is a solid choice for a brown ale.  Also went to Cheaha Brewing in Anniston Friday night and had their Nutbrown ale.  I likes my browns.
Title: Re: No Craft Beer Thread?
Post by: Snaggletiger on February 25, 2018, 12:33:04 PM
Catawba Brewing company's Brown Bear is a solid choice for a brown ale.  Also went to Cheaha Brewing in Anniston Friday night and had their Nutbrown ale.  I likes my browns.
I'm a fan of Samuel Smith Nut Brown Ale for a change up every now and then.  Newcastle is my standard.  Not very adventurous I know, but I've always loved Newcastle. 
Title: Re: No Craft Beer Thread?
Post by: Token on February 25, 2018, 12:59:36 PM
I'm a fan of Samuel Smith Nut Brown Ale for a change up every now and then.  Newcastle is my standard.  Not very adventurous I know, but I've always loved Newcastle.
I'm sure I've already posted this but I'm too lazy to go back.  
Samuel Smith Nut Brown
Cheaha Brewing challenge nut brown
Good People Brown Ale
Back 40 truck stop honey
Catawba Brewing brown bear
Cigar City Maduro brown ale
Founders Sumatra Mountain Brown
All of those are SOLID brown ales if you're looking to mix it up a little.  
Title: Re: No Craft Beer Thread?
Post by: Snaggletiger on February 25, 2018, 10:36:19 PM
I'm sure I've already posted this but I'm too lazy to go back.  
Samuel Smith Nut Brown
Cheaha Brewing challenge nut brown
Good People Brown Ale
Back 40 truck stop honey
Catawba Brewing brown bear
Cigar City Maduro brown ale
Founders Sumatra Mountain Brown
All of those are SOLID brown ales if you're looking to mix it up a little.

Very few have the distinct nutty flavors as Samuel Smith.  Just bought a carton of "Hopslam Ale Double IPA".  Know nothing about it other than it's damn expensive and my buddy who owns the Lick Her store told me they make one batch a year and he can't keep it on the shelf when he gets it.  Waiting for the proper moment to pour one up.  Anyone ever socialized with a Hopslam?  
Title: Re: No Craft Beer Thread?
Post by: Snaggletiger on February 25, 2018, 10:48:32 PM
Forgive the quote function bitch slapping of Snags in the post above.  I blame the new site. Even though I love it.  Just went on Beer Advocate for a review of Hopslam.  Mostly mid to high 4's out of 5 and this review below gave me a serious heads up on what to look for.  I never seem to gleen the same sensations as these folks do, but I have to admit, when I read it, I want to take that first good pull and see if the description matches up.  BTW, I have a feeling (If the review is spot on)that Wes would dig this brew. Random review below: 

I’ve drank this beer numerous times, but it’s not until I try a fresh can from across the country that I feel the need to rate this beer. Here is my best shot.
 Look: pours smooth amber orange with a nice head yet still quite clear. Little to no Haze.
 Smell: Pungent smell of citrus, pine, earthy, and resinous hops in what seems to be mostly flavor. Not the sharp clean scent of a dry hop, but rather a plethera of hops covering a strong honey malt smell.
 Taste: Strong, bitter, and in your face. To those that may feel this is a turn off, trust me, this is not. This is a high gravity beer, so expecting anything “light and breezy” would just be a novice mistake. This beer has been hopped in a wild and Cluster f***ed of a manner to balance the dry honey base and full carmel malty body.
 Feel: In all, the beer lathers the palate with warm, carmely honey notes, and yet the string of a complex bitterness. The high abv definitely lingers, but for a beer this big that is a moot point.

 Overall, definitely my favorite beer from Bell’s. Coming from Michigan, I am uber critical of beers, but I am glad to see that the high demand from across the country has still proven to the success of this beauty!
Title: Re: No Craft Beer Thread?
Post by: wesfau2 on February 26, 2018, 08:38:38 AM
The Hopslam is ok...but (and I can't believe I'm saying this) it's over-hopped.  For a Bell's IPA, get the Double-Hearted.
Title: No Craft Beer Thread
Post by: Elainemalay on November 05, 2019, 08:01:46 AM
IPAs are an acquired taste in many cases. If youre not a craft beer guy they can come across very badly on first taste. India Pale Ales have a very strong floral taste and high alcohol content.

The craft beer revolution has brought lots of IPAs into the public eye.
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Post by: jmar on January 18, 2021, 05:34:13 PM
My three favorites:

Samuel Smiths Brown Ale
Victory Prima Pils
Bells Two Hearted Ale 
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Post by: WiregrassTiger on January 22, 2021, 03:03:56 PM
I like: 
Bush light draft
Miller Lite
Very loose women
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Post by: jmar on January 23, 2021, 03:21:03 PM
I like:
Bush light draft
Miller Lite
Very loose women
All very good choices. 
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Post by: Snaggletiger on January 25, 2021, 07:55:27 AM
My go to lately has been Lagunitas IPA. Very smooth pale ale with just the right bitters. 
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Post by: WiregrassTiger on January 29, 2021, 11:04:59 AM
My go to lately has been Lagunitas IPA. Very smooth pale ale with just the right bitters.
I read that they are trying to focus advertising on the homosexual market.
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Post by: GH2001 on January 29, 2021, 04:39:24 PM
I like:
Bush light draft
Miller Lite
Very loose women

I don't want to know what bar is serving #1.

Sounds like the Dell Ranch in Smiths Station. 
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Post by: AUTailgatingRules on February 03, 2021, 03:02:18 PM
Been drinking Scofflaw P.O.G. (Pomegranate,Orange,Guava)
one of the best deals as well: 16oz 12 packs for $16.99
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Post by: jmar on March 10, 2021, 03:18:35 PM
Just as an aside. If any of you are vexed by brown ales particularly Samuel Smith's Nut Brown, you might want to consume it before imbibing the Taddy Porter. JMO but there's a slight sour present that splits a traditional stout and a really good brown ale.
"Taddy" fits the bill hands down.
Check it!
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Post by: CCTAU on March 11, 2021, 12:41:00 PM
Been drinking Scofflaw P.O.G. (Pomegranate,Orange,Guava)
one of the best deals as well: 16oz 12 packs for $16.99
My LITE tastes the same as it did in college. And Kroger has it for $10 a 12 pack of tall boys.

But I must say, for a fancy shmancy beer like yours, that ain't a bad price for the bigguns.

When in PCB, I like to go to Patches pub(east end of Thomas) and get a nice pizza and drink $2 tall boy LITES. Thats a fair price.
On Wednesdays, we old people hit up Beef O'Brady's for some cheap wings and $6 pitchers of Yuengling. See. I can get fancy too.
Title: Re: No Craft Beer Thread?
Post by: jmar on March 11, 2021, 01:02:01 PM
My LITE tastes the same as it did in college. And Kroger has it for $10 a 12 pack of tall boys.

But I must say, for a fancy shmancy beer like yours, that ain't a bad price for the bigguns.

When in PCB, I like to go to Patches pub(east end of Thomas) and get a nice pizza and drink $2 tall boy LITES. Thats a fair price.
On Wednesdays, we old people hit up Beef O'Brady's for some cheap wings and $6 pitchers of Yuengling. See. I can get fancy too.
I ain't snooty pard.
I buy a case of Bud Lite or Moosehead or a twelve of Yuengling when I pick up my porter, pilsner or stout just so I don't have to go back again for a week or so. Also have to buy a couple of cases of water so I won't be knotted up with leg cramps during my sleep.
Old fudgeer's have to irrigate.
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Post by: CCTAU on March 12, 2021, 02:22:25 AM
I Also have to buy a couple of cases of water so I won't be knotted up with leg cramps during my sleep.
Old fudgeer's have to irrigate.
I chuckled.