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by Scott Tallman
April 20th, 2019, 8:22 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16033
Views: 377447

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Fort George Crysknife IPA - great beer. On the off chance you see this and like hazy/OJ IPAs, I’d jump on it. Deschutes Abyss - as always, fantastic on tap. Will be in Bend in a couple of weeks and we’ll be dropping in to grab this from the source. Fremont Head Full of Dynamite 10 - good, but not a...
by Scott Tallman
April 20th, 2019, 8:15 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16033
Views: 377447

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Chuckanut Single Hop Lager (Vic Secret) - Not sure if Chuckanut followed Heater Allen’s lead in creating a single Hop Pils with a non-traditional pils Hop (apparently their prior effort was with Citra), but this was a solid effort. Not better than their regular Pils or HA’s single Hop Pils. I do se...
by Scott Tallman
April 19th, 2019, 4:20 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16033
Views: 377447

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

People are always willing to make terrible investments (see Lyft IPO or Pets.com). At least the SEC’s crowdfunding rules cap how much individuals can invest to such small amounts that a complete loss should not be financially ruinous.
by Scott Tallman
April 19th, 2019, 4:17 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16033
Views: 377447

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Unfortunately Patrick isn't planning on heading north until early May - we're canning Lenzbock and more Pils on 4/30, and he doesn't want to head up until we have more beer. I may have another, sooner alternative. If it comes about, I'll PM you. Excellent. If I have to wait until May, I’ll be force...
by Scott Tallman
April 19th, 2019, 4:14 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Washington State Beer Help
Replies: 13
Views: 191

Re: Washington State Beer Help

Mark, this article about Bellingham (mostly beer-related, but food and coffee recs too) may be of use during your short visit. https://www.newschoolbeer.com/2019/04/a-beer-travel-guide-to-bellingham-washington.html As someone who drinks a lot of coffee, mostly all espresso, I second the article’s re...
by Scott Tallman
April 19th, 2019, 4:00 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16033
Views: 377447

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Just had The Hollow Pilsner from Kent Falls Brewing (Kent, CT). Never heard of this brewery before - apparently they are a working farm brewery that grows their own hops. Definitely better than most of the Pilsners being rushed to market to jump on the Pilsner bandwagon, especially those made in WA,...
by Scott Tallman
April 19th, 2019, 3:53 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16033
Views: 377447

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Bud/Brian/Andrew - here’s your chance to be more than just consumers of MT beer, but (tiny minority) owners of the company! https://wefunder.com/moderntimesbeer As an investment I wouldn't touch this with a 10 foot pole. They lost a lot of money in both 2017 and 2018, and I found this kind of funny...
by Scott Tallman
April 19th, 2019, 12:58 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16033
Views: 377447

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Bud/Brian/Andrew - here’s your chance to be more than just consumers of MT beer, but (tiny minority) owners of the company! https://wefunder.com/moderntimesbeer I got an email from them earlier this week. As an investment it's laughable, this is aimed at the MT fan that for $252 per share can say t...
by Scott Tallman
April 19th, 2019, 12:46 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Updated Loire Chenin, CDP, Washington & CA Chard - For Seattle pick up only
Replies: 14
Views: 1505

Re: FS: Updated Loire Chenin, CDP, Washington & CA Chard - For Seattle pick up only

Updated for a few additions (e.g., Francois Chidaine Chenin Blanc, Grand Veneur CDP VV & various WA wines).
by Scott Tallman
April 18th, 2019, 8:37 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16033
Views: 377447

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Bud/Brian/Andrew - here’s your chance to be more than just consumers of MT beer, but (tiny minority) owners of the company!

https://wefunder.com/moderntimesbeer
by Scott Tallman
April 18th, 2019, 1:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paris-Roubaix with the Boys: 1993 Dunn HB, 1986 La Dominique, 2002 d’Armailhac, 2004 Giscours
Replies: 25
Views: 829

Re: Paris-Roubaix with the Boys: 1993 Dunn HB, 1986 La Dominique, 2002 d’Armailhac, 2004 Giscours

I'm still waiting for you guys to come and join the amateur Ronde Van Vlaanderen on Saturday ( day before the race , thousands join , including a lot of Yankees ) . I promise to organize a TOP dinner afterwards . For those who finish the 260 km . Is that different than the amateur Paris-Roubaix? Ye...
by Scott Tallman
April 18th, 2019, 12:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paris-Roubaix with the Boys: 1993 Dunn HB, 1986 La Dominique, 2002 d’Armailhac, 2004 Giscours
Replies: 25
Views: 829

Re: Paris-Roubaix with the Boys: 1993 Dunn HB, 1986 La Dominique, 2002 d’Armailhac, 2004 Giscours

I'm still waiting for you guys to come and join the amateur Ronde Van Vlaanderen on Saturday ( day before the race , thousands join , including a lot of Yankees ) . I promise to organize a TOP dinner afterwards . For those who finish the 260 km . Well, crud, I did that last year, along with the ama...
by Scott Tallman
April 18th, 2019, 8:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paris-Roubaix with the Boys: 1993 Dunn HB, 1986 La Dominique, 2002 d’Armailhac, 2004 Giscours
Replies: 25
Views: 829

Re: Paris-Roubaix with the Boys: 1993 Dunn HB, 1986 La Dominique, 2002 d’Armailhac, 2004 Giscours

This is a race for strong man ! You should have drunk Belgian beer , as Belgians won around 50 percent of all the races . Including last Sunday of course . This, Owlman. Proper protocol for watching the Spring Classics mandates drinking Belgian beer, and lots of it. Lambic, Trappist, Golden Ales - ...
by Scott Tallman
April 13th, 2019, 10:25 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Washington State Beer Help
Replies: 13
Views: 191

Re: Washington State Beer Help

Mark, one place I neglected to mention is No Anchor downtown. A gastropub that focuses on food paired with beer. Usually a solid tap list, so worth visiting even if not eating there.
by Scott Tallman
April 13th, 2019, 9:33 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Washington State Beer Help
Replies: 13
Views: 191

Re: Washington State Beer Help

IIRC, Masonry will sometimes have Monkish on tap, which, if true, blows my mind. Not always on tap, but often enough. Definitely some bottles. The owner is well connected in the beer world, which is why he regularly has stuff not normally distributed here (Monkish, Oxbow, Tired Hands, etc). But you...
by Scott Tallman
April 13th, 2019, 7:53 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Washington State Beer Help
Replies: 13
Views: 191

Re: Washington State Beer Help

Seattle -I don’t think there are any excellent breweries here, but definitely a few very good ones. Cloudburst Brewing and Holy Mountain Brewing are the only two I think are very good and both are in walking distance/short Lyft ride from your hotel. Others that are thought highly of by locals, but ...
by Scott Tallman
April 10th, 2019, 7:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Thomas Pinot Noir Dundee Hills
Replies: 10
Views: 815

Re: TN: 2008 Thomas Pinot Noir Dundee Hills

Great note. Lots of Thomas mentions on the board lately and notes like this will likely increase those mentions.
by Scott Tallman
April 9th, 2019, 6:46 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16033
Views: 377447

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

We're canning for the first time tomorrow. Das Bier (Kolsch) and Pils. We're doing a lot, and I'm not sure where we're going to put it in the Brewery, but based on initial orders, it will be manageable within a few days. I’m shocked you did not join Lisa and Patrick in shotgunning a can at the end ...
by Scott Tallman
April 8th, 2019, 8:04 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16033
Views: 377447

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

We're canning for the first time tomorrow. Das Bier (Kolsch) and Pils. We're doing a lot, and I'm not sure where we're going to put it in the Brewery, but based on initial orders, it will be manageable within a few days. When is the first Seattle delivery? Pretty sure my consumption of your beer is...
by Scott Tallman
April 8th, 2019, 8:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Baudry
Replies: 6
Views: 521

Re: 2017 Baudry

Sean_S wrote:
April 7th, 2019, 10:10 pm
So I've been buying a variety of the reds the last few years and enjoyed them and cellaring most of them. How bout the blanc and rose? Are they worth attention?

Sean
Never tried the white, but the rose is one of my favorites and an annual purchase.
by Scott Tallman
April 7th, 2019, 9:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Baudry
Replies: 6
Views: 521

Re: 2017 Baudry

FWIW, at a tasting two weeks ago, I asked Mathieu his thoughts in recent vintages 14-17. He responded that all were really good vi takes, but 14 was a cut above the others.

Between Baudry, O Raffault, and C&P Breton, I don’t hesitate to buy YIYO.
by Scott Tallman
April 4th, 2019, 6:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Thomas Pinot Noir Dundee Hills
Replies: 25
Views: 1395

Re: TN: 2013 Thomas Pinot Noir Dundee Hills

Gentlemen..."reclusive" does not mean "antisocial". It does not mean "socially inept". It means (Merriam Webster definition): "seeking solitude"...i.e: privacy. Which sounds exactly as Scott describes and consistent with other encounters. How many OR wine producers with similar years of experience ...
by Scott Tallman
April 4th, 2019, 3:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Thomas Pinot Noir Dundee Hills
Replies: 25
Views: 1395

Re: TN: 2013 Thomas Pinot Noir Dundee Hills

Slight thread drift as I have yet to crack a 2013 nor do I have the breadth of experience with Thomas wines as Greg, Mitch and Richard. But as someone who had an appointment at Thomas a few weeks ago and met the “eccentric and reclusive” John Thomas, I can report that he is none of those things desp...
by Scott Tallman
April 3rd, 2019, 8:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 277
Views: 15003

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

2014 Clover Pinot Gris - first glass started out much heavier and one dimensional than I remember prior vintages. My first thought was perhaps it was reflective of the vintage. But the second and subsequent glasses shook off the initial heaviness and showed a more (relatively) chiseled wine wine wi...
by Scott Tallman
April 3rd, 2019, 5:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Goodfellow Family Cellars Pinot Noir Heritage No. 7 Whistling Ridge Vineyard
Replies: 10
Views: 308

Re: TN: 2016 Goodfellow Family Cellars Pinot Noir Heritage No. 7 Whistling Ridge Vineyard

Great note. I generally don’t open Marcus’ Pinots for at least 7-9 years after vintage as they age well, but the ‘16s, including this one, are really strutting their stuff early and making me rethink my strategy (at least for this vintage).
by Scott Tallman
April 3rd, 2019, 11:02 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16033
Views: 377447

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Dennis Atick wrote:
April 3rd, 2019, 10:20 am
I'm not drinking it, but Thor is. Good look for Creature Comforts out of Athens, GA. Good beer. Good people.
https://vinepair.com/booze-news/avenger ... raft-beer/
By the beard of Zeus! Thor only drinks beer out of giant steins. Way to screw it up Russo Bros.
by Scott Tallman
March 31st, 2019, 6:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2013 Oregon Chardonnay Tasting
Replies: 24
Views: 1387

Re: 2013 Oregon Chardonnay Tasting

Continuing the 2013 Oregon Chard theme, I cracked a 2013 Cameron Clos Electrique last night. Outstanding and IMO would have been one of the top wines had it been poured last weekend. Medium to full bodied, medium acid, citrus, white flowers, a touch nutty, minerals with a long finish. Outshone by a ...
by Scott Tallman
March 30th, 2019, 8:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1989 Catherine et Pierre Breton Bourgueil Les Perrières
Replies: 7
Views: 323

Re: TN: 1989 Catherine et Pierre Breton Bourgueil Les Perrières

Had this last month and thought it was outstanding and still tasting very youthful. But was outclassed by a 2010 Breton Franc de Pied, which was bonkers.
by Scott Tallman
March 28th, 2019, 7:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 277
Views: 15003

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

Thanks for the birthday wishes everybody! The older I get, the more I really appreciate them. Travis-we have an 820L acacia foudre of the Riesling, but the plan is to pull 50 cases out for a Riesling bottling, and the rest will go into the field blend. It’s typically a single press load, but we spl...
by Scott Tallman
March 27th, 2019, 6:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 277
Views: 15003

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

Travis Fantz wrote:
March 27th, 2019, 6:27 pm
Scott
Did he say that he is going to bottle it separately ?
I believe that is indeed the plan
by Scott Tallman
March 27th, 2019, 9:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 277
Views: 15003

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

Tried the 2018 Whistling Ridge Riesling from barrel. If you’ve tried Marcus’ prior Riesling bottlings, which IIRC ceased with 2012 vintage, or even the WR Blanc, you know he’s got a deft hand with Riesling. A strong effort and greatly anticipate its release.
by Scott Tallman
March 27th, 2019, 9:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 277
Views: 15003

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

Had a 2013 Durant SVD Pinot the other night that was lovely. Sounds great. I keep hearing 2013 is a challenged vintage, but based on all the PN and Chard I’ve had from the vintage I don’t understand that characterization. I’ve enjoyed it more than ‘12 and ‘14, which tend to get a lot of love (altho...
by Scott Tallman
March 25th, 2019, 11:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2013 Oregon Chardonnay Tasting
Replies: 24
Views: 1387

Re: 2013 Oregon Chardonnay Tasting

Thanks Rick for starting the thread. I thought the highs from the 2010 tasting were higher than 2013, but that the 2013s were across the board the best vintage tasting yet and much improved over the 2012s. I’ve always understood the dynamics of the vintage, but thought it was an unfairly maligned vi...
by Scott Tallman
March 25th, 2019, 2:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oregon Wine History Archives Website
Replies: 1
Views: 130

Re: Oregon Wine History Archives Website

Very cool. Thanks for posting.
by Scott Tallman
March 25th, 2019, 12:51 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16033
Views: 377447

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote:
March 25th, 2019, 12:49 pm
Has was that 2013 cuvee St. Gilloise? I think I have a 2012 in storage.
My first time trying that blend. I thought a step up from the regular Gueze, although a touch more tart, and was drinking well.
by Scott Tallman
March 24th, 2019, 12:27 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Good Ale Spot San Francisco?
Replies: 4
Views: 158

Re: Good Ale Spot San Francisco?

Cellarmaker is pretty good. Mikkeler Bar also generally has interesting tap list.
by Scott Tallman
March 24th, 2019, 12:23 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16033
Views: 377447

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

@Scott - Pinebox has Cantillon on tap; was over there this AM for brunch at Stateside Thanks for heads up. Will prob be gone before I can make it up there. Fortunately, Rick shared some of his Cantillon stash with me tonight. 2013 Lou Pepe Gueze and Cuvée Saint-Gilloise. Both outstanding, but very ...
by Scott Tallman
March 22nd, 2019, 9:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 277
Views: 15003

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

Tasted through the 2016 Pinot SV and Heritage wines. Blew my mind. Despite trying not to add to my already bloated cellar, will depart OR this weekend with quite a few of these beauties.
by Scott Tallman
March 19th, 2019, 8:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Olga Raffault Chinon Les Picasses
Replies: 17
Views: 869

Re: TN: 2014 Olga Raffault Chinon Les Picasses

Julian, I have not tried that cuvee. I’m not sure where that falls in the winery lineup, but always hard to pass on the flagship cuvee when it’s so darn cheap! I've got a couple of 2012s - I'll try one soon and report back. It's a new cuvée, from their oldest vines, which unlike Les Picasses, gets ...
by Scott Tallman
March 13th, 2019, 10:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Kelley Fox Wines Pinot Blanc Barbie Freedom Hill Vineyard
Replies: 10
Views: 626

Re: TN: 2017 Kelley Fox Wines Pinot Blanc Barbie Freedom Hill Vineyard

rfelthoven wrote:
March 13th, 2019, 9:58 pm
Cannot believe Scott hasn’t commented on this.
Ha! I added my 2 cents in Dale’s previous thread on this wine.
by Scott Tallman
March 12th, 2019, 9:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dinner with Alfio Cavallotto
Replies: 9
Views: 452

Re: Dinner with Alfio Cavallotto

I met Alfio and Giuseppe in 2002. What lovely, modest guys. I met Alfio's son (I didn't catch his name) here in NY last week, and he seems to carry the same genes. I'll say it since you can't: Terrific wines, too! (Nice to hear your take on the Giacosa. I have a couple of those stashed somewhere.) ...
by Scott Tallman
March 9th, 2019, 4:05 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16033
Views: 377447

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

@Scott - have you tried these? Picked up a couple because my local guy stashed them away. No, but that’s only because I am not a barleywine fan. From people I know that love that style, it is one of the better versions out there. Not quite Anchorage A Deal With the Devil, but up there. And you shou...
by Scott Tallman
March 8th, 2019, 12:04 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16033
Views: 377447

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

From last night’s share with my neighbors. 2017 Upright Fantasia - As much as I love Upright and peaches, would think this beer would be in my wheelhouse. Nope. Third bottle of this vintage and never took to any of them. Oddly sour with the peach presence muddled, DeGarde The Little Peach - I’m clea...
by Scott Tallman
March 8th, 2019, 11:42 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16033
Views: 377447

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

2013 Cantillon Brewery Kriek 100% Lambic - Belgium, Brussels, Anderlecht (3/2/2019) Slightly hazy. Strong cherry Nose. Plenty of cherry on the palate. Very sour, but not overbearing. No medicinal quality to the cherry. At nearly six years old, it's remarkable how young this seems. Tastes great now,...
by Scott Tallman
March 6th, 2019, 9:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Copper Cane lost Oregon label argument
Replies: 148
Views: 5185

Re: Copper Cane lost Oregon label argument

And then there's this: https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2019/03/06/698248352/oregon-wineries-come-together-to-save-grapes-rejected-for-smoke-taint So after Copper Cane rejected the grapes, a bunch of wineries got together to help the growers. "Four wineries — Willamette Valley Vineyards, King E...
by Scott Tallman
March 2nd, 2019, 7:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Millennials Now Ruining Wine As Well"
Replies: 328
Views: 11242

Re: "Millennials Now Ruining Wine As Well"

The few millennials I know well only drink wine when I pour it for them. But they spend all their disposable income/time on craft beer. Even when I started in wine 12 or so years ago, the craft scene was fairly nascent. But today the top craft beers can compete with many wines in the $15-50 range. H...
by Scott Tallman
March 1st, 2019, 4:00 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: TN: Oxbow Brewing First Fruits (Sour)
Replies: 4
Views: 181

Re: TN: Oxbow Brewing First Fruits (Sour)

Love Oxbow. Wish there was distribution in Seattle, but alas.
by Scott Tallman
March 1st, 2019, 8:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: C&P Breton Cab Francs - elegance over funk
Replies: 18
Views: 771

Re: C&P Breton Cab Francs - elegance over funk

Nice note Scott. Been a fan for years. Currently drinking through a case of 2014 Nuits D'Ivresse. Some bottles have had a touch of funk....outweighed by elegance. Been letting the 2010 Pieds and Les Perrieres continue their slumber. RT I was lucky enough to be one of the friends that night. The 201...
by Scott Tallman
February 27th, 2019, 10:12 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16033
Views: 377447

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote:
February 27th, 2019, 9:57 am
When is Rick going to be banned from competitions? I mean, when does everyone else get a chance to win?

Congrats, Rick!
Well he doesn’t enter his Pils in the OBA, so he is showing some mercy to his fellow OR breweries.

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