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by Dusty Kelley
January 14th, 2013, 2:00 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Russian River Brewery possible expansion
Replies: 39
Views: 999

Re: Russian River Brewery possible expansion

I didn't realize Lagunitas was that big! Great beer though.
by Dusty Kelley
January 14th, 2013, 1:50 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Bless you Arizona!
Replies: 17
Views: 516

Re: Bless you Arizona!

I'm surprised! I didn't realize we in Missouri were so close to not getting Bells!!!
by Dusty Kelley
January 14th, 2013, 1:44 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Belgian Quad blind tasting
Replies: 6
Views: 305

Re: Belgian Quad blind tasting

Well you already have the best one! Some others:
Rochefort Trappistes 10
St. Bernardus Abt 12
Ommegang Three Philosophers
Mikkeller Monks Elixir
Avery's The Reverend

This is a scary tasting though! High ABV!
by Dusty Kelley
January 11th, 2013, 8:18 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Missouri
Replies: 6
Views: 1359

Re: Missouri

Nice incite. St Louis is a beer town. At least it is starting to become a craft beer town. Just one more step to wine! Have you tried Copia Restaurant & Wine Garden? It's expensive but the wait staff really know their stuff and they have a fairly extensive wine list. The food is good too. I have not...
by Dusty Kelley
December 19th, 2012, 8:23 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Stouts
Replies: 51
Views: 1231

Re: Stouts

I forgot to say but my stout experiment turned out well. The dry stout was good on its own, the one aged on blueberries was great but not a ton of blueberry flavor, the bourbon barrel one was my favorite and turned out as well as a commercial bourbon aged beer, the vanilla/cinnamon one tasted like a...
by Dusty Kelley
December 19th, 2012, 8:13 am
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: New type of wine rack
Replies: 5
Views: 1844

Re: New type of wine rack

PeterH, You never responded again. You asked me what type of wine I like (I am assuming you thought I was not a regular on the site) but when I answer, nothing. What type of wine do you like?
by Dusty Kelley
December 17th, 2012, 10:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A holiday workout
Replies: 2
Views: 353

Re: A holiday workout

Very good, If only that would be enough to battle all this holiday eating.
by Dusty Kelley
December 17th, 2012, 10:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 15" Under Counter Wine Refrigerators. Need advice please
Replies: 18
Views: 517

Re: 15" Under Counter Wine Refrigerators. Need advice please

scamhi wrote:I have a 36 bottle uline in the Kitchen. for 11 years. Needed service once.
Very nice. I've always heard good things about uline. Just out of my price range at the moment.
by Dusty Kelley
December 17th, 2012, 10:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stemware! Seriously?
Replies: 109
Views: 5536

Re: Stemware! Seriously?

Murphy's Law applies to everything . I always quickly rinse out my glasses and decanter and then fill them up with water, set them on the counter, and deal with it the next morning. I've found you have to clean a little less vigorously (and thus lower risk for scratching or breaking a glass) when y...
by Dusty Kelley
December 12th, 2012, 7:53 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16237
Views: 398678

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Had a Surly Furious last night while I was bottling my Surly Furious clone. The color didn't come out exactly right but the aroma is already close. I can't wait for this bad boy to be ready!
by Dusty Kelley
November 28th, 2012, 1:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stemware! Seriously?
Replies: 109
Views: 5536

Re: Stemware! Seriously?

I haven't paid too much for any glass I have but I do have a hutch full of them. I started a collection of different types of wine and beer glasses back in college and get more everywhere I go. Some are replaced and some break but I usually have a glass for just about anything you want to drink when...
by Dusty Kelley
November 28th, 2012, 1:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 15" Under Counter Wine Refrigerators. Need advice please
Replies: 18
Views: 517

Re: 15" Under Counter Wine Refrigerators. Need advice please

$300 for an 18-bottle rack??? Ha, it's an in cabinet one that is high quality material and the shelves slide in and out. It looks really nice but even with that, you are right. $300 is a bunch of money. But I like mine because it moves with me every year when I get new place and the wine that is ke...
by Dusty Kelley
November 28th, 2012, 12:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 15" Under Counter Wine Refrigerators. Need advice please
Replies: 18
Views: 517

Re: 15" Under Counter Wine Refrigerators. Need advice please

Wine Logic makes a Wine Rack that is fitted to go in a cabinet and fits 18 wine bottles. If you are looking for a Wine Refrigerator, however, this is not for you, as it is just a rack with no refrigerator. But it's around 300 so it is in your price range. Anyway, hope something works out for you! I ...
by Dusty Kelley
November 19th, 2012, 12:20 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Stouts
Replies: 51
Views: 1231

Re: Stouts

Yea, I will post notes. It is going to be hard to wait to try them.

Corey, not underdressed at all. I am a HUGE fan of that Milk stout. Having it on Nitro is amazing. I missed the nitro bottles they put out though. You should look for it in nitro if you can find it.
by Dusty Kelley
November 19th, 2012, 9:51 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Stouts
Replies: 51
Views: 1231

Re: Stouts

Been doing a lot of brewing lately. It's part of the reason I haven't been posting as much! I just bottled a batch of Dry stout that I aged on different things. 1g-Bourbon Barrel 1g-Cinnamon/vanilla stout 1g-Coffee Stout 1g-Mint Chocolate Stout - This one was a request from the girl 1/2g-Blueberry S...
by Dusty Kelley
November 19th, 2012, 9:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will You Drink an $8.99 Wine?
Replies: 33
Views: 1373

Re: Will You Drink an $8.99 Wine?

I'm now more inclined to drinking a $8.99 wine than a $20,000 wine. So I guess it's yes for me. Hm, I would rather drink the $20,000 wine than the $8.99 one. But if I was paying for it, I would rather buy the $8.99 one! I will often drink wines in the low range. There are plenty of pretty good wine...
by Dusty Kelley
November 19th, 2012, 9:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any Cali winery owners looking to retire?
Replies: 13
Views: 1010

Re: Any Cali winery owners looking to retire?

If you are looking to retire, I would be glad to run the winery for you too! ha
by Dusty Kelley
October 30th, 2012, 9:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Design SF Bay Area
Replies: 3
Views: 325

Re: Cellar Design SF Bay Area

I would make sure to do a lot of research and watch all the how-tos out there. I would also call Paul! Sounds like he knows his stuff.
by Dusty Kelley
October 30th, 2012, 9:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who's getting excited for shipping season?
Replies: 125
Views: 4464

Re: Who's getting excited for shipping season?

Best time of the year!
by Dusty Kelley
October 30th, 2012, 9:13 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Lagunitas tour (photos)
Replies: 2
Views: 314

Re: Lagunitas tour (photos)

Nice! I was there about a year and a half ago. Great place. I went in the evening and didn't catch a tour, but I would love to the next time I'm around.
by Dusty Kelley
October 23rd, 2012, 9:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sunday Steak Lunch @ Home.
Replies: 10
Views: 641

Re: Sunday Steak Lunch @ Home.

I'm so hungry now...:(
by Dusty Kelley
October 22nd, 2012, 9:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What wine would you serve with smoked ribs?
Replies: 48
Views: 1325

Re: What wine would you serve with smoked ribs?

I'd say a smokey cab is what I would go with. That or Celebrator Doppelbock :)
by Dusty Kelley
October 22nd, 2012, 9:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11529
Views: 537837

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

09 Andrew Murray Vineyards Terra Bella Vineyard Syrah !!
by Dusty Kelley
October 22nd, 2012, 9:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Christopher Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Finlay's Vineyard
Replies: 2
Views: 169

Re: TN: 2007 Christopher Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Finlay's Vineyard

I'll have to try and get it. I have been really digging into Sonoma cabs lately.
by Dusty Kelley
October 22nd, 2012, 9:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite low priced champagne
Replies: 46
Views: 2396

Re: Favorite low priced champagne

It's terrible but I've never spent more than 20 on a bottle of champagne, I save the real money for wine and craft beer ;)
by Dusty Kelley
October 22nd, 2012, 8:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10681
Views: 372484

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Conn Creek 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon
by Dusty Kelley
October 22nd, 2012, 8:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Japanese Beverage Question! Sake? Shōchū? ...?
Replies: 21
Views: 708

Re: Japanese Beverage Question! Sake? Shōchū? ...?

Sounds great! I should try more Sakes!
by Dusty Kelley
October 15th, 2012, 1:28 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Any can't miss beers here?
Replies: 25
Views: 921

Re: Any can't miss beers here?

I'm going to take both lists and tell you what I think only about the ones I know of or have had that I have thoughts for. I could do this all day. This is a great time! (Before I start, I have a WAY off topic question for Brian. Have you had any Lagunitas beers? I'm sure you have. I just wanted to ...
by Dusty Kelley
October 15th, 2012, 8:57 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Missouri
Replies: 6
Views: 1359

Missouri

Missouri. Go! I personally love heading to "Sasha's on Shaw" in the Tower Grove Park area of St Louis. It may be because I live in that area and can walk there. Another good one for craft beer and a great wine selection of all prices is 33wine. If you ever drive through St Louis, you have to stop in.
by Dusty Kelley
October 15th, 2012, 8:31 am
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: New type of wine rack
Replies: 5
Views: 1844

Re: New type of wine rack

I'm sorry about. I thought that this section was to post products and things like that. I usually spend my time on the winetalk or beer and spirits message board. I'm completely fine with this thread being deleted. I just figured I would give his company a shout-out if that was what this section was...
by Dusty Kelley
October 10th, 2012, 10:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you have a price limit per bottle? A usual or absolute maximum?
Replies: 103
Views: 3391

Re: Do you have a price limit per bottle? A usual or absolute maximum?

I don't go over $100. I really try to keep great wines that are 25 or lower around for the majority of drinking and then aging or drinking my better wines here and there.
by Dusty Kelley
October 10th, 2012, 10:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10681
Views: 372484

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2008 Napa Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon..mmmmmm
by Dusty Kelley
October 10th, 2012, 10:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you like wine without food?
Replies: 126
Views: 3165

Re: Do you like wine without food?

I eat along with my wine from time to time but 80% of the time, I drink it by itself just like any other alcoholic drink. If fact, my drink of choice after a meal is a cab.
by Dusty Kelley
October 10th, 2012, 10:12 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: GABF
Replies: 9
Views: 445

Re: GABF

I'm going to go next year. I have too much going on this year. That is one of the only weekends I will have at home so with all the other travel (not enough of it involving beer), I will have to miss it...
by Dusty Kelley
October 10th, 2012, 10:11 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16237
Views: 398678

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

I'm having a Founder's Red's Rye PA before bed. mmmmmmmm
by Dusty Kelley
October 10th, 2012, 10:05 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What SCOTCH are you drinking?
Replies: 644
Views: 41272

Re: What SCOTCH are you drinking?

I wish I was more into scotch. I do like having it but don't buy it as often as I would like. I usually just get chivas..
by Dusty Kelley
October 10th, 2012, 9:57 pm
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: New type of wine rack
Replies: 5
Views: 1844

New type of wine rack

I deleted the original post that was here. I do apologize if it did not belong here.
by Dusty Kelley
October 8th, 2012, 12:53 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: How Many Bottles of Beer Are You Cellaring?
Replies: 40
Views: 1749

Re: How Many Bottles of Beer Are You Cellaring?

I have a walk-in closet that is my "beer closet." The problem is that this means all my homebrewed beers are there too so not a ton of space left for a lot of stuff. What I do store beer-wise is in there. For my wines, I use this cool kitchen cabinet insert from wine logic for my wine. That includes...
by Dusty Kelley
October 8th, 2012, 12:38 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Girls of Oktoberfest...
Replies: 7
Views: 611

Re: The Girls of Oktoberfest...

St Louis' Oktoberfest has some great sites every year. It's suppose to be a little colder this weekend though...
by Dusty Kelley
October 5th, 2012, 10:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Japanese Beverage Question! Sake? Shōchū? ...?
Replies: 21
Views: 708

Re: Japanese Beverage Question! Sake? Shōchū? ...?

I had a buddy of mine look at this. Top, from right to left: 純米 jun-mai (pure rice) 吟醸酒 gin-jou-shuu (sake brewed like a poem) big letters indicating the name: 飛良鬼 hi-ryou-oni (this pronunciation is only an educated guess, as names are notoriously unpredictable), meaning: Flying Demon (Demon that ca...
by Dusty Kelley
October 5th, 2012, 9:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The average wine drinker...and why he fancies himself an expert?
Replies: 67
Views: 2865

Re: The average wine drinker...and why he fancies himself an expert?

I just smile when I hear a load from someone that doesn't know what they are talking about. They will either get there one day or they won't. It doesn't bother me. I have tons left to learn so if I were to talk wine with an actual expert, I would probably sound like them to him/her. You see this eve...
by Dusty Kelley
October 5th, 2012, 9:06 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16237
Views: 398678

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

I love all that is Avery. They make quality beers, a lot that can be cellared, and don't seem to ever raise their prices. I even by Samuel once in a while because that series is the only expensive beers they produce.
by Dusty Kelley
October 4th, 2012, 9:36 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Long term wine storage
Replies: 24
Views: 4098

Re: Long term wine storage

I use my wine logic rack for most of what I cellar though so it is close at hand in my kitchen cabinet. I don't mind keeping the house a little colder. I'm warm blooded anyway.
by Dusty Kelley
October 4th, 2012, 9:34 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Beers for Wine drinkers
Replies: 11
Views: 605

Re: Beers for Wine drinkers

I'll be giving these tries. He is normally down to try something I am having now but just one drink doesn't get you the full experience, especially when you are drinking something else that would throw off the flavor. Brian, I laughed from what you said about the grapefruit and pepsi. I've given (be...
by Dusty Kelley
October 4th, 2012, 9:26 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16237
Views: 398678

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

I always end up drinking Paulaner at Oktoberfest here is St Louis. I like a few of the local ones too. Surprisingly, I don't recall ever having Augustinerbrau. I'll look for it next time I'm at the beer store.
by Dusty Kelley
October 3rd, 2012, 9:18 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Beers for Wine drinkers
Replies: 11
Views: 605

Beers for Wine drinkers

My girlfriend's dad is a cool guy, even though he thinks I should be wearing those pants he gave me more often... He's in his 60s and still goes to classic rock concerts like Kiss and ZZ Top (I love classic rock). He and I are both fans of the same types of books and generally get along. When we hav...
by Dusty Kelley
October 2nd, 2012, 9:45 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Dislike Belgian style beers! Am I alone?
Replies: 43
Views: 1489

Re: Dislike Belgian style beers! Am I alone?

... My motto is to try new beers often, but only drink what you like. Life is too short to drink beer you don't like. ... Amen to this! This is why I don't drink many dubbels, quads, or Barleywines --- they just don't do it for me most of the time, despite the fact that many of them are some of the...
by Dusty Kelley
October 2nd, 2012, 1:25 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What are you BUYING?
Replies: 1215
Views: 50713

Re: What are you BUYING?

Agreed. I am very jealous. I come back with about that many beers when I come back from anywhere I can get Surly, Dogfish head, 21st amendment or 3 flyods...since I can't get any of that here is St Louis yet. That said, I just stock up on those. I really want to hit Belguim to pick up a variety of s...
by Dusty Kelley
October 2nd, 2012, 9:18 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16237
Views: 398678

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

I'll be having a lagunitas imperial red with dinner tonight. mmmmm
by Dusty Kelley
October 2nd, 2012, 9:02 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: LOL Almost bought this beer today
Replies: 14
Views: 858

Re: LOL Almost bought this beer today

Sounds disgusting. It's better than it sounds, but it's something I'd want a small glass pour with the right food. That is like the Southern Tier Pumking....super delicious, wish it came in a 4 ounce bottle instead of a bomber. I agree, I will only drink it at a taphouse that will let me get it in ...

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