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Offline Mike GadgetGeek Stock

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Re: What 'r ya drinkin tonight?
« Reply #675 on: December 23, 2012, 11:09:56 AM »
Tourney Noel (Cazeau),
Pere Noel (De Ranke),
Rulles Meilleurs Voeux (Rulles)

You have all the neat stuff...  I have not heard of any of those, and I thought I was a beer drinker...    ;)

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What 'r ya drinkin tonight?
« Reply #676 on: December 24, 2012, 04:10:02 AM »
Mike, I drink a lot of Belgian beers, but you guys have mentioned plenty of American beers I've never heard of.

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Re: What 'r ya drinkin tonight?
« Reply #677 on: December 24, 2012, 07:36:56 AM »
Back to Bells Expidition Stout, HE'BREW Jewbelation Sweet 16, Boulevard Rye on Rye Special Limited Release Ale (33% ale, 67% ale aged in rye whiskey barrels), Sweetwater "The Gimp" from the Dank Tank Series with sweet scents of caramel and toffee, warm sensations of malt and balanced by low voltage doses of hops (that'll deliever a shocker you will want to recieve!) and, Olde Rabbit's Foot Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout, brewed with honey and cocoa nibs aged in bourbon barrels. I shure do enjoy the craft beer industry! Tickets on sale now for Brewvival in Charlston in February! http://brewvival.com/
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Re: What 'r ya drinkin tonight?
« Reply #678 on: December 24, 2012, 04:30:13 PM »


I RARELY pour a beer out.  Tonight I pitched a Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale.  I guess some folks like it, I am not one of them.

www.kentuckyale.com

http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/kentucky-bourbon-barrel-ale/38441/

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« Reply #679 on: December 27, 2012, 05:57:08 PM »
So I'm in Brussels. Tonight at Moeder Lambic:
- organic Cantillon lambic from the tap
- Band Of Brothers--a collaboration between Moeder Lambic and De La Senne.
- Troubador Westkust--an Imperial Stout from The Musketeers brewery.
- Zona Cesarini--an Italian beer I didn't care for much.

One I did not try was something from Stone, of all places. Apparently Stone was here for some kind of beer festival and teamed up with Moeder Lambic. (It was busy, and the bartender didnt have time to go into it.) The beer is called Old Guardian, and they want 18 euros for a 65 cl bottle. No thanks.

And with dinner was a Slovenian barbera.

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Re: What 'r ya drinkin tonight?
« Reply #680 on: January 19, 2013, 03:53:54 PM »
Orval.  My favorite of the Trappists.  But when I was in Belgium it was impossible to find.  I tried five different restaurants/pubs, but each time the waiter shook his head and said they hadn't had any delivered in a while.  A few of them said it's because Orval exports so much, leaving little for consumption in the homeland.  As I've said before, these days it's more work to find the really good Belgian beers in Belgium than it is in the US.  I bought the Orval at Hop City, which had at least a few on the shelf--no problem.  On a related note, American beers are getting so good that I've been tempted to bring a few to Belgium to give out instead of the other way around.  It used to be that visitors from Belgium would bring gifts of beer, but nowadays they needn't bother.

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Re: What 'r ya drinkin tonight?
« Reply #681 on: January 19, 2013, 05:43:15 PM »
Orval.  My favorite of the Trappists.  But when I was in Belgium it was impossible to find.  I tried five different restaurants/pubs, but each time the waiter shook his head and said they hadn't had any delivered in a while.  A few of them said it's because Orval exports so much, leaving little for consumption in the homeland.  As I've said before, these days it's more work to find the really good Belgian beers in Belgium than it is in the US.  I bought the Orval at Hop City, which had at least a few on the shelf--no problem.  On a related note, American beers are getting so good that I've been tempted to bring a few to Belgium to give out instead of the other way around.  It used to be that visitors from Belgium would bring gifts of beer, but nowadays they needn't bother.

Though I have not been to Belgium I surely get what you are saying.  Some amazing beers being brewed in this country right now.

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Re: What 'r ya drinkin tonight?
« Reply #682 on: January 25, 2013, 03:35:42 PM »


Last night I had a good BIG beer, the Brash  "The Bullocks" from Mercury brewing company in MA. 

It was good but at 12% I had to take all afternoon and evening to drink it.  I really like this beer...


http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/brash-the-bollocks-imperial-ipa/179757/

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Re: What 'r ya drinkin tonight?
« Reply #683 on: January 27, 2013, 09:08:06 AM »
Where did you find it Mike?
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Re: What 'r ya drinkin tonight?
« Reply #684 on: January 27, 2013, 09:23:37 PM »
Where did you find it Mike?

At Niko's in Snellville

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Re: What 'r ya drinkin tonight?
« Reply #685 on: January 30, 2013, 12:42:37 PM »


Here is a good one to try.........

Terrapin Side Project Samurai Krunkles


http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/terrapin-side-project-samurai-krunkles/177011/1/1/
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Re: What 'r ya drinkin tonight?
« Reply #686 on: February 07, 2013, 11:45:48 AM »
This past w/e my niece came up from Charleston and brought a bunch of bushels of oysters for an oyster roast. To go along with it, my nephew brought several growlers of Stegmeier Porter. Think I found a favorite new porter. I had never had steamed oyster shooters in porter. Really Good!!!
Yesterday I stopped by Blind Murphy in Alpharetta and bought a growler of Red Brick "Lost Years Ale". Wow! I really like this. Never thought I would like a bourbon barrel beer. I'm glad I tried it.
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Re: What 'r ya drinkin tonight?
« Reply #687 on: February 09, 2013, 07:32:32 AM »
Bourbon Barrel aged Ales are some of my favorites. Be wary though, not all are worthy! Like the Innes and Gunn stuff, to me it is like watered down bourbon. And I have tried several times to like I & G.
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Re: What 'r ya drinkin tonight?
« Reply #688 on: February 15, 2013, 05:14:28 PM »


Last night I had a good BIG beer, the Brash  "The Bullocks" from Mercury brewing company in MA. 

It was good but at 12% I had to take all afternoon and evening to drink it.  I really like this beer...


http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/brash-the-bollocks-imperial-ipa/179757/

This is my favorite IPA right now.. It is some better (right now) for me than Loose Cannon, or Bell's Two Hearted Ale.


BUT GOOD LORD IT IS 12%..   I guess, no wonder I like it..  honestly I like it for the taste.. 

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Re: What 'r ya drinkin tonight?
« Reply #689 on: March 04, 2013, 04:10:15 PM »

I picked up a 4 pack of Rayon Vert from Green Flash Brewing Co. and I like it quite a bit.

It does have a tendency to develop a HUGE head and needs to be poured slowly and repetitively to fill a big tulip glass but wow, that is a good taste.  It get better as the beer warms up giving those citrus flavors with a bit of bitter on the finish.  If anything it's only sin is that it is over carbonated.   This is a wonderful beer. 

http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/green-flash-rayon-vert-belgian-style-pale-ale/158976/

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