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by Scott Tallman
June 19th, 2019, 12:29 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Hazy IPAs/New England IPAs
Replies: 8
Views: 64

Re: Hazy IPAs/New England IPAs

As someone who rarely liked British or west coast IPAs, I was excited to discover the style during a trip to Boston and Maine in summer 2015 (Trilium, Treehouse, Bissell Brothers) and a visit to NY in 2016 (Other Half). Took awhile after the style to take off here, but have found most PNW takes to e...
by Scott Tallman
June 19th, 2019, 9:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top US Syrahs
Replies: 64
Views: 1672

Re: Top US Syrahs

No love for Qupe?? Just drank a 2005 Bien Nacido...up there with the best of France. Where is Tom Hill when you need him?? Good call. Predates most of those listed. Always a go-to and the Central Coast was for years one of the best buys out there. Haven't had them since the winery changed hands a f...
by Scott Tallman
June 17th, 2019, 6:20 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16155
Views: 381543

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Andrew Kotowski wrote:
June 17th, 2019, 5:33 pm
Hrmmm. Will need to check this out more; quite a few places stock Revision here.
I’ve had a few, but my experience re distribution/inventory has been similar to Bud’s. Nothing I’ve tried was a wowser beer for me, but all very solid hoppy beers.
by Scott Tallman
June 17th, 2019, 2:45 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16155
Views: 381543

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

The Brewers Association came by a couple of weeks ago to do some filming, and they came out with this video just in time for Fathers Day. Not sure if you’re aware, but on the most recent Beervana podcast featuring an interview with Alex Ganum of Upright Brewing (which is worth listening to as Alex ...
by Scott Tallman
June 15th, 2019, 9:46 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16155
Views: 381543

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

The Brewers Association came by a couple of weeks ago to do some filming, and they came out with this video just in time for Fathers Day. Perfectly encapsulates your relationship with Lisa (as I’ve perceived it). And purely from a selfish consumer perspective - you shouldn’t have mentioned that she...
by Scott Tallman
June 15th, 2019, 9:41 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16155
Views: 381543

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Sums it up. That after all that beer your a bit sideways ? neener Cheers, Bud Hah! All of them are very good, but not “highly recommended!” Liked the Crysknife more than the 3 Way this year, which will likely shock Scott :) MT Telesto is a good daily drinker, but I’d probably buy Georgetown Bodhi b...
by Scott Tallman
June 15th, 2019, 9:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Two Gems from OR (under $40 too) 16 B. House 'Cascadia' Chard - 16 Kelley Fox Momtazi Pinot
Replies: 4
Views: 324

Re: TN: Two Gems from OR (under $40 too) 16 B. House 'Cascadia' Chard - 16 Kelley Fox Momtazi Pinot

its typical of her wines for the Momtazi to be a little bit bigger than the wines from the Maresh from what I understand. all of her wines are beautiful, and in my experience even the "bigger" momtazi wines are still pretty and pure. Love her and her wines! Correct. As is Dale’s observation about t...
by Scott Tallman
June 14th, 2019, 8:52 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16155
Views: 381543

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Lisa will be a the Pilsner event, probably from 5 til 7. Attended the PNW Pilsner event and chatted with Lisa for a bit. She noted that she guessed most of the beers correctly in the blind line-up of 8 Pilsners (Wayfinder Terrifica, Heater Allen, Upright Engleberg, Zoiglhaus, Occidental, Chuckanut,...
by Scott Tallman
June 11th, 2019, 4:35 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16155
Views: 381543

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Rick Allen wrote:
June 11th, 2019, 4:32 pm
We don't do a lot of PDX beer week stuff. We aren't considered a Portland brewery, and we're not really into the "Bro" scene.
[rofl.gif]

I’ll tolerate the “bro” scene to try that excellent Pilsner line-up. [thumbs-up.gif]
by Scott Tallman
June 11th, 2019, 4:04 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16155
Views: 381543

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Fortunately was in Portland this afternoon and hit Wayfinder Brewing to celebrate their second anniversary. Enjoyed the always great Terrifica Italian Pils and the Birthday Beer. Then hit Little Beast. Good Pils and very good Saisons (forgone the names of the various Saisons, but ranged from new wo...
by Scott Tallman
June 10th, 2019, 11:27 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16155
Views: 381543

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Fortunately was in Portland this afternoon and hit Wayfinder Brewing to celebrate their second anniversary. Enjoyed the always great Terrifica Italian Pils and the Birthday Beer. Then hit Little Beast. Good Pils and very good Saisons (forgone the names of the various Saisons, but ranged from new wo...
by Scott Tallman
June 10th, 2019, 7:21 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16155
Views: 381543

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Most importantly I’ll not reroute and seek out Dwinell Country Ales. It would be easy to take 97 N though. Good call. I was really looking forward to their brews based on what I’d read, but just did do it for me and a Goldendale does not have much else to offer, although the Vera Cruz Mexican food ...
by Scott Tallman
June 9th, 2019, 10:23 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16155
Views: 381543

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Fortunately was in Portland this afternoon and hit Wayfinder Brewing to celebrate their second anniversary. Enjoyed the always great Terrifica Italian Pils and the Birthday Beer. Then hit Little Beast. Good Pils and very good Saisons (forgone the names of the various Saisons, but ranged from new wor...
by Scott Tallman
June 9th, 2019, 10:20 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16155
Views: 381543

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

When I stayed in Portland recently the hotel had "beer hour" and pony kegs of Ferment IPA and their porter were tapped. Both good, neither wow. IPA was really more like an IPL, and I can appreciate that from time-to-time. Maybe I will have to drink at the source before passing judgment. Is there a ...
by Scott Tallman
June 8th, 2019, 9:24 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16155
Views: 381543

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Appreciate this post Scott as I’m making the drive to Lake Chelan Weds/Thurs and was considering both spots. I’m a much bigger pFriem fan than you though. I completed my journey through the Ferment line-up today, and nothing wowser , but across the board really well made beers. To ensure I was not ...
by Scott Tallman
June 7th, 2019, 11:09 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16155
Views: 381543

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Drove from Walla Walla to Hood River today hitting two breweries - Dwinell Country Ales in Goldendale and Ferment Brewing in Hood River. Visited Dwinell due to lot of solid press on their beers, including Jeff Alworth. Drank through most of the line-up - lagers, farmhouse, hoppy and sour/wild. Nothi...
by Scott Tallman
June 7th, 2019, 10:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 308
Views: 17739

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

Sean_S wrote:
June 7th, 2019, 12:27 am
Marcus when can we get some?
+1
by Scott Tallman
June 6th, 2019, 9:24 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: So Now Newcastle Is Lagunitas And Tastes Different
Replies: 6
Views: 347

Re: So Now Newcastle Is Lagunitas And Tastes Different

Ugh. I haven’t drank a Newcastle in many years, but drank a lot of it in college/grad school/early working years. Always liked knowing it was readily available should I want one. I have zero interest in a Newcastle reimagined by Lagunitas. Or anything from Lagunitas.
by Scott Tallman
June 3rd, 2019, 8:25 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16155
Views: 381543

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

I've enjoying IPAs from these breweries lately. Weldwerks Brewery is just down the road, in Greeley, Colorado. I've liked all of their IPAs I've tried, so far. Distihl Brewery is located in Normal, Illinois. Had never heard of them prior to picking up this hazy IPA. Very tasty. Any of you guys fami...
by Scott Tallman
June 1st, 2019, 10:51 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16155
Views: 381543

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Making breakfast with four kids? Of course I’m drinking IPA. Fort George (collab with Our Mutual Friend Brewing) Crysknife. Really enjoying - feels like a halfway point between Hazy and NW IPA (bitter on the end still comes through without tasting like orange juice). If you can find it, pick some u...
by Scott Tallman
May 31st, 2019, 10:22 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16155
Views: 381543

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Thanks for hosting Scott! luckily no coyotes joined the party! Agreed! There was a game or concert at Safeco, which rerouted traffic... and had me under the bridge to West Seattle at 11:00. Derp. Great beer and stories! Can't wait to go back to Enumclaw... AK Next time, eastside and stouts and IPAs...
by Scott Tallman
May 31st, 2019, 3:46 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16155
Views: 381543

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Mark Y wrote:
May 31st, 2019, 2:32 pm
Thanks for hosting Scott! luckily no coyotes joined the party!
I actually hoped they’d make an appearance to entertain the group. [wow.gif]
by Scott Tallman
May 30th, 2019, 11:13 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16155
Views: 381543

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

A great beer share tonight with fellow #beerserkers Andrew Kotowski, Travis @llen, Mark Y, and a few other non-Berserkers.

by Scott Tallman
May 29th, 2019, 3:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I won't go into specifics but...
Replies: 39
Views: 2973

Re: I won't go into specifics but...

Been saying this for years and the reality of it is finally settling in. Pinot Gris outside of basically one place on earth just isn’t that amazing. It has a distinct ceiling to it and given its relative ease to grow, relative low acidity and relative early picking dates makes it an easy thing to m...
by Scott Tallman
May 29th, 2019, 11:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I won't go into specifics but...
Replies: 39
Views: 2973

Re: I won't go into specifics but...

This has been going on for awhile as Chardonnay is on the ascent. I don’t mind PG, but i’ve Never understood why PG was the most planted white grape in OR by a large margin.
by Scott Tallman
May 20th, 2019, 4:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most complex wines under <$50
Replies: 50
Views: 2837

Re: Most complex wines under <$50

Just bought some Baudry Clos Guillot 2016 at $33. A wonderful Cuvee, 2015 was ridiculously good, I doubled-down. Shush! Loire reds are not complex, they are Brett- and funk-infected swill for those with trash palates. You should instead look to Burgundy, Bordeaux, Germany, California, etc for compl...
by Scott Tallman
May 17th, 2019, 12:44 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Impossible burgers
Replies: 40
Views: 1323

Re: Impossible burgers

I have tried the Impossible Burger and the Beyond Meat Burger many times. As a vegan/vegetarian for almost 10 years, I’m not the best source to state how the plant-based burgers compare to meat burgers, but I have tried the plant-based burgers with numerous meat eaters over the past two years and al...
by Scott Tallman
May 14th, 2019, 9:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 R. López de Heredia Rioja Rosado Viña Tondonia
Replies: 26
Views: 1005

Re: TN: 2009 R. López de Heredia Rioja Rosado Viña Tondonia

EHeffner wrote:
May 14th, 2019, 7:22 am
Price aside, how does this compare to Tempier? Apples to oranges?
And to Chateau Simone, which is also a bit of an odd (yet awesome) bird of a rosè.
by Scott Tallman
May 12th, 2019, 4:43 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16155
Views: 381543

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Mark Y wrote:
May 12th, 2019, 7:22 am
Scott Tallman wrote:
May 11th, 2019, 11:21 pm

I’ll be alone quite a bit the second half of May. You bring the Treehouse, I’ll host!
Deal! May 29/30th time frame? :)
No go on 29th, but 30th is doable if there’s interest and the weather is nice. She’ll be home, but the back deck/yard will work. Otherwise best times are 21st - 26th.
by Scott Tallman
May 12th, 2019, 4:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Martin Müllen Trarbacher Hühnerberg Riesling Spätlese *
Replies: 5
Views: 156

Re: TN: 2016 Martin Müllen Trarbacher Hühnerberg Riesling Spätlese *

The wines def age well, as I’ve had ‘96, ‘08 and ‘10. Need to open a recent bottle to see how they perform young, which clearly seems well based on Dennis’ note.
by Scott Tallman
May 12th, 2019, 10:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Martin Müllen Trarbacher Hühnerberg Riesling Spätlese *
Replies: 5
Views: 156

Re: TN: 2016 Martin Müllen Trarbacher Hühnerberg Riesling Spätlese *

I’ve bought a lot of these wines, but only opened a few (not this one yet). Really enjoyed all of them and think they are fantastic QPR.
by Scott Tallman
May 11th, 2019, 11:21 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16155
Views: 381543

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Mark, we need to meet up some time. I work in Lincoln Square, so has to be pretty damn close to where you're at, at least when you're not on a beach ;) Maybe it'll be enough to get Scott to finally cross-over to the dreaded 4-2-5. Andrew, the goal is to be on a beach at all times.. i fail 48-50 wee...
by Scott Tallman
May 11th, 2019, 4:25 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Washington State Beer Help
Replies: 23
Views: 413

Re: Washington State Beer Help

ClarkstonMark wrote:
May 11th, 2019, 3:04 pm
Scott Tallman wrote:
May 7th, 2019, 9:29 pm
Glad you had a good trip, Mark. Hope you got the Sandy Paws bottle with my awesome dog on the label. [wow.gif]
Is this your dog?
Tasty beer on a chilly evening in MI.
‘‘Tis him! Really enjoy Sandy Paws year in, year out.
by Scott Tallman
May 11th, 2019, 11:09 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Maturing Craft Beer Market
Replies: 43
Views: 872

Re: The Maturing Craft Beer Market

One guy was obviously offended by the suggestion that it was negative and asked why craft needed size or ownership limits. How ridiculous. Obviously that person refuses to acknowledge blatant realities. I wouldn't be surprised if they know Koch or are even commenting for him. I think he was just le...
by Scott Tallman
May 11th, 2019, 11:05 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Maturing Craft Beer Market
Replies: 43
Views: 872

Re: The Maturing Craft Beer Market

The move by the Boston Beer Company is reminiscent of Invbev's acquisitions to pump up their market share. BBC is too big and too corporate to be considered a craft brewery, and Dogfish Head wasn't far behind. Combining two struggling enterprises isn't going to suddenly make them successful. BBC ha...
by Scott Tallman
May 10th, 2019, 4:43 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Maturing Craft Beer Market
Replies: 43
Views: 872

Re: The Maturing Craft Beer Market

[flash=][/flash]Boston Beer Company - Dogfish Head merger. This is likely a non-event for most modern craft beer fans, but perhaps will make the combined enterprise slightly more profitable or at least stave off a larger decline in sales. Saw some social media comments where someone questioned wheth...
by Scott Tallman
May 8th, 2019, 11:38 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Washington State Beer Help
Replies: 23
Views: 413

Re: Washington State Beer Help

S t e p h e nK wrote:
May 8th, 2019, 7:29 pm
Ironic you went for the Oregon Heater Allen. It’s been a while since I’ve been beer drinking in Seattle but Hales in Ballard had great beer many moons ago.
Hales has not made great beer in many moons. Or at least the 12+ years I’ve lived in Seattle.
by Scott Tallman
May 8th, 2019, 10:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 308
Views: 17739

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

2017 Goodfellow Family Cellars Chardonnay - USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley (5/2/2019) Pobega'd from the UPS truck not long after lunch. Afternoon Delight Wine is bright light yellow in the glass. Day1. 1st glass room temp, then 2nd glass chilled. Hints of flint, minerals, shells, and citrus on the ...
by Scott Tallman
May 7th, 2019, 9:29 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Washington State Beer Help
Replies: 23
Views: 413

Re: Washington State Beer Help

Glad you had a good trip, Mark. Hope you got the Sandy Paws bottle with my awesome dog on the label. [wow.gif]
by Scott Tallman
May 7th, 2019, 1:21 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16155
Views: 381543

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Andrew Kotowski wrote:
May 7th, 2019, 12:18 pm
Mark, we need to meet up some time. I work in Lincoln Square, so has to be pretty damn close to where you're at, at least when you're not on a beach ;)

Maybe it'll be enough to get Scott to finally cross-over to the dreaded 4-2-5.
Only on a bike [wow.gif]
by Scott Tallman
April 26th, 2019, 3:13 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Mikkeller coming to Portland
Replies: 3
Views: 187

Mikkeller coming to Portland

I could totally be proven wrong, but this seems like a head scratcher of a move. Of any US city, to me Portland, OR is least in need of outside breweries joining the already bloated brewery ranks. Plus, I’ve yet to have a Mikkeller beer I thought was enjoyable, with the possible exception of a yuzu ...
by Scott Tallman
April 26th, 2019, 1:02 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Maturing Craft Beer Market
Replies: 43
Views: 872

Re: The Maturing Craft Beer Market

Rick, What was the "major hiccup" with Constellation's acquisition of Ballast Point? Presumably that they MASSIVELY overpaid for a brand with assumptions of massive future growth that does not appear to be in the cards, and is likely on the decline. https://www.beervanablog.com/beervana/2019/4/23/h...
by Scott Tallman
April 25th, 2019, 3:10 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Maturing Craft Beer Market
Replies: 43
Views: 872

Re: The Maturing Craft Beer Market

Expecting double digit growth with pumpkin beers for a number of years proves the point made in Rick’s second paragraph
by Scott Tallman
April 25th, 2019, 11:57 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Maturing Craft Beer Market
Replies: 43
Views: 872

Re: The Maturing Craft Beer Market

Rick can speak better on this topic, but yes the craft beer industry is maturing and competition is fierce, resulting in brewery sales and closures, even in the beer Mecca of Portland, OR. Many Old craft stalwarts are facing declining sales as customers chase the new and novel, AB buys up craft labe...
by Scott Tallman
April 23rd, 2019, 10:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New WA winery opening- owned by Bodegas Valdemar
Replies: 12
Views: 580

Re: New WA winery opening- owned by Bodegas Valdemar

Very cool. Need to try some of the Spanish wines.
by Scott Tallman
April 20th, 2019, 8:22 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16155
Views: 381543

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: 16155
Views: 381543

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: 16155
Views: 381543

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.

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