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by GMcCarthy
June 4th, 2020, 11:37 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16699
Views: 443146

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

https://i.imgur.com/7n6TIPKl.jpg North Park Beer Co. San Diego Ca. Stratacadabra DDH IPA. 7.4% ABV. Hopped with Citra, Nelson Sauvin and Strata hops. One of the bright spots that have come from this pandemic has been the availability of several breweries that are shipping beers that were once avail...
by GMcCarthy
May 30th, 2020, 5:57 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Mobile Canning For Beer (And Wine)
Replies: 3
Views: 397

Re: Mobile Canning For Beer (And Wine)

Rick - Those numbers are what you should expect from someone who knows what they are doing and can repeat day after day.
by GMcCarthy
May 26th, 2020, 1:25 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Mobile Canning For Beer (And Wine)
Replies: 3
Views: 397

Re: Mobile Canning For Beer (And Wine)

Seems to be echoing what I have been seeing around NY. As someone who has run millions of cans througha Wild Goose (machine in pic) for years at a brewery, cans are pretty much the only option at this time, crowlers and prefilled new growlers the others if you have nothing but cooperage lying around...
by GMcCarthy
May 5th, 2020, 10:46 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16699
Views: 443146

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

I forgot to mention earlier: found Alchemist's "Heady Topper" and "Focal Banger" at my local Total Wine this past weekend. Like them both. I *think* I prefer Focal, but not sure. First can of Focal I thought was good-not-great, then later I had a Heady and thought it very good. Then next day had an...
by GMcCarthy
February 11th, 2020, 3:08 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16699
Views: 443146

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Had a short trip to Toronto last week, and needed up at Bar Hop (King St location) where I popped my Hill Farmstead cherry. This Florence was bottled in 2017, and was a really tasty treat. No idea what retail is on this but I paid around C$50 for this 750 ml bottle. The burger I ate was tasty too. ...
by GMcCarthy
November 5th, 2019, 3:51 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16699
Views: 443146

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

EA7A5CC0-CC26-4ACD-BFD2-0085706B2BB5.jpeg Stopped in at Outer Range in Frisco,CO today after skiing. Tried a couple and came home with 2 4pks of Willow IPA Maybe because it was good but also our dog is named Willow! Glad to see Outer Range mentioned here. I used to work with Lee when he was living ...
by GMcCarthy
September 28th, 2019, 5:28 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16699
Views: 443146

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

https://www.instagram.com/p/B2lamE8AlAX/?igshid=12h47urd9ungi How did you and your friends like the Suarez beers? A lot, which is amusing for the crew I drank with who typically chase/trade/drink lamb is, sours, BBA stouts, and hazy IPAs, but they were all clamoring to drink the Suarez Pils. The He...
by GMcCarthy
September 22nd, 2019, 12:30 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16699
Views: 443146

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Scott Tallman wrote:
September 19th, 2019, 1:34 am
How did you and your friends like the Suarez beers?
by GMcCarthy
May 7th, 2019, 8:49 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16699
Views: 443146

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Looks like you are drinking well Mark. The few Floodlands I have had made me want to search them out some more.
by GMcCarthy
February 9th, 2019, 7:06 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Brewery recommendations for Asheville and San Diego?
Replies: 20
Views: 1488

Re: Brewery recommendations for Asheville and San Diego?

In Asheville - Burial and Zillicoah are my favorites. Fonta Flora is up there as well but not in Asheville.
by GMcCarthy
November 7th, 2018, 6:25 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16699
Views: 443146

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

That's because they're pasteurized prior to bottling now. Is there a reason for this? https://embracethefunk.com/2012/06/26/lauren-salazar-of-new-belgium-qa/ If you scroll halfway down to this link, it's basically a way to halt flavor development and reduce efficiencies on packaging side. There's a...
by GMcCarthy
November 6th, 2018, 5:47 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16699
Views: 443146

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Michae1 P0wers wrote:
November 4th, 2018, 6:46 am
JeromeHan wrote:
November 3rd, 2018, 3:08 pm
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Like a poor man's Rodenbach.
I used to drink a ton of this back in the day, but when I've revisited lately it comes off as rather sterile.
That's because they're pasteurized prior to bottling now.
by GMcCarthy
October 20th, 2018, 9:27 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: CT microbrews
Replies: 11
Views: 739

Re: CT microbrews

Don't forget about OEC and Counter Weight.
by GMcCarthy
July 13th, 2018, 5:26 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16699
Views: 443146

What BEER are you drinking?

https://i.imgur.com/DZezYI4l.jpg Monkish Brewing Co. Cousin of Death. DDH DIPA. Hopped with Citra and Motueka. 8.4% ABV. One of the best out of the gate Monkish beers I've had in a long time. Wonderful aromatics of all kinds of citrus that mingle around a backdrop of green earthy dankness. Massive ...
by GMcCarthy
July 12th, 2018, 2:33 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16699
Views: 443146

What BEER are you drinking?

I am getting very jealous of all you who have access to Monkish, Trillium, Tree House, etc.... But then again, I guess it's one of those "grass is greener" since I have all my NY/NJ craft beers.... Your in one of the hottest markets for these types of beers, so many world class breweries in your ba...
by GMcCarthy
July 11th, 2018, 6:04 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16699
Views: 443146

What BEER are you drinking?

Andrew Kotowski wrote:This was great. Surprisingly flat, given the amount of bubbles in the glass. Liquid chocolate with a bitter aftertaste.
I think your glass is dirty and the bubbles you are seeing is carbonation attaching themselves to residue.
by GMcCarthy
April 30th, 2018, 2:39 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Session beer, aka drinking by the poolside
Replies: 43
Views: 2245

Session beer, aka drinking by the poolside

I love Evil Twin and Stillwater but have never seen anything with low ABV, I will have to look closer. I have never been a big Allagash fan. Firestone Walker is not available here, I think Southern Tier is so I will check it out. Bell's is my favorite brewery but I have never had the Pooltime, I us...
by GMcCarthy
April 30th, 2018, 4:55 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Session beer, aka drinking by the poolside
Replies: 43
Views: 2245

Session beer, aka drinking by the poolside

Either Founders All Day IPA or Pinner, both mentioned above.

Depending on distro, Victory Prima Pils is 5.3 and is what I think of as a lawnmower beer. Have you tried Westbrook Gose? Both are canned, so good by a pool or beach.
by GMcCarthy
March 16th, 2018, 5:01 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: ISO Beers: Aslin, The Veil, Bearded Iris
Replies: 5
Views: 435

ISO Beers: Aslin, The Veil, Bearded Iris

If you're looking in Richmond, get The Answer. I had an Other Half Collab with them last week. Wow. I agree with this statement. Drinking one right now as we speak (though I did like the Hoof Hearted from the same release a bit better). Dennis - If you want to try some Other Half stuff, shoot me a ...
by GMcCarthy
March 13th, 2018, 3:58 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16699
Views: 443146

What BEER are you drinking?

https://i.imgur.com/KerWFWFl.jpg Treehouse Brewing Co. Green. IPA. 7.5% ABV. Hopped with Galaxy hops. Always a treat to get a can of this, thank you again Greg. The epitome of the style, pineapple, lemon lime, orange sorbet and sweet tangerine's. The mouth is world class, so soft and velvety, the h...
by GMcCarthy
March 7th, 2018, 6:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Sandlands Trousseau (USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast)
Replies: 38
Views: 2122

TN: 2014 Sandlands Trousseau (USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast)

AD Northup wrote:Anyone on the east coast gotten shipment confirmation?
Mine is arriving to NY this Friday. I pulled a '12 Amador County chenin from storage this past weekend for some near term drinking.
by GMcCarthy
March 4th, 2018, 1:05 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Best IPA with significant distribution?
Replies: 40
Views: 2919

Best IPA with significant distribution?

Probably either Cigar City Jai Alai or Bell's Two-Hearted
by GMcCarthy
March 4th, 2018, 5:02 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16699
Views: 443146

What BEER are you drinking?

Ok, I have seen the light. This was great. finally! One step forward, two steps back. Was under the impression this was the same as the other, but with cherries instead of raspberries. Much, much more of a sour. I had this on Friday for about the tenth time. It is definitely not as light as the gam...
by GMcCarthy
February 28th, 2018, 11:50 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Sourcing Trillium/Tree House, Boston NEIPAs
Replies: 46
Views: 2851

Sourcing Trillium/Tree House, Boston NEIPAs

The production is unbelievable now. It wasn't long ago, that we were driving all the way out to Munson and waiting in line for 4 Greens and 2 J's. My brother lives IN CT, 75-80 min drive from Munson and is my Treehouse mule. Turned me on several years ago. He refuses to talk about Bright by anythin...
by GMcCarthy
February 26th, 2018, 4:09 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16699
Views: 443146

What BEER are you drinking?

I just went through their ig page and they have pictures up of: S&S 5, S&S 6, Double Galaxy, Difference & Repetition, George, Amarillo, Double Citra, S&S8, Double Nelson, Citra. I know they may have done Mary and maybe Marie and a few others that were not officially advertised, but were sold at the ...
by GMcCarthy
February 25th, 2018, 2:50 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: TreeHouse
Replies: 5
Views: 664

TreeHouse

Hey James I'm not a beer trader, just looking to broaden my horizons a bit. So I'd be pretty much up to trying anything of quality. You should try and trade some of those TH cans for Hill Farmstead cans. They complement each other very well and there was some great stuff released about a week and a...
by GMcCarthy
February 25th, 2018, 5:19 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16699
Views: 443146

What BEER are you drinking?

It is Bud. I've come to the conclusion I really don't like single-hop IPAs, especially if they are all aromatic hops.
by GMcCarthy
February 24th, 2018, 7:47 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16699
Views: 443146

What BEER are you drinking?

Hill Farmstead - Abner 8.2 DIPA. Nice combination of Chinook, Columbus, and Citra. Noticeable orange and piney notes come through as expected on the midpalate with these hops. Super soft and medium mouthfeel. Slight sweet finish. Definitely one of the best DIPAs being made today. From growler about ...
by GMcCarthy
February 19th, 2018, 4:41 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16699
Views: 443146

What BEER are you drinking?

Suarez Family - Postscript - mixed ferm, aged on oak with a bit of spelt and slight dry hopping w/ Crystal, Spalter Select, and Amarillo. Beautifully clean and clear, some tropical notes, straw, and white flowers. Best description I can come up with is a pilsner body, w/ some lacto undertones, and t...
by GMcCarthy
February 18th, 2018, 2:41 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16699
Views: 443146

What BEER are you drinking?

Yeast of Eden w/ Sante Adarius - 61 kilometers - wild ale aged in oak. Wasn't able to pick up the malbec barrel characteristics. Solid American Wild Ale. Never had a Yeast of Eden beer so don't have a measure of what they brought to the table. Suarez Family - Merkel (Danube) - Mixed ferm country bee...
by GMcCarthy
February 14th, 2018, 6:14 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16699
Views: 443146

What BEER are you drinking?

Met up with some friends last night and opened some bottles: Hill Farmstead - Civil Disobediance #22. Blend of vintage Florence and Arthur (basically Art and Flora) aged in wine barrels then bottle conditioned. I swear for a minute I was drinking a Side Project beer. Had tons of that big oak nose, r...
by GMcCarthy
February 11th, 2018, 9:34 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16699
Views: 443146

What BEER are you drinking?

https://i.imgur.com/EMWtDoJl.jpg Monkish Brewing Co. Sneakers Is Kicks.DIPA.8.2% ABV. Hopped with Mosaic, Galaxy, El Dorado and Motueka hops. I love this hop bill, it's a cool riff outside the Monkish norm, I mean El Dorado in a Monkish IPA ? The result of these four hops is a insanely dank juicy f...
by GMcCarthy
February 8th, 2018, 10:39 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Sourcing Trillium/Tree House, Boston NEIPAs
Replies: 46
Views: 2851

Sourcing Trillium/Tree House, Boston NEIPAs

c fu wrote:Today’s treehouse allocation is 96 cans a person

24 haze
24 oldman
24 green
24 bright

Wow
I'd take a whole case of Green for sure.
by GMcCarthy
February 4th, 2018, 8:55 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16699
Views: 443146

What BEER are you drinking?

Totally enjoying a Suarez 100 Ft. North courtesy of Mr. McCarthy, sooooo good ! Lemon Curd, tart citrus, great barnyard funk, just a beautiful beer. Cheers, Bud[/quote] Is the Suarez a Saison? Sounds rad[/quote] Scott - Yes. It's a mixed ferm saison made with local grains. Dan refers to it as a Coun...
by GMcCarthy
February 4th, 2018, 8:16 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Rye
Replies: 345
Views: 34565

Rye

Brent C l a y t o n wrote:LeNell's was quite a place.

I did a search and saw an offer for the rye: $55,000!

What brewery do you work at?
Brent - I work at Other Half.
by GMcCarthy
February 3rd, 2018, 9:14 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Can conditioned Budweiser
Replies: 15
Views: 903

Can conditioned Budweiser

Cleaning up my laundry room I found, pushed to the back of a storage rack we use for soda and Snapple when there's a good sale and I buy in large quantities, I found a can of Budwesier. Source unknown because I do not think I have ever bought Bud. On the bottom of the can, it says "23May03" so it i...
by GMcCarthy
February 2nd, 2018, 12:45 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Rye
Replies: 345
Views: 34565

Rye

I was reminded today how much I need a time machine to go back to 2006. A friend of one of the owners at the brewery I work at walked in today with a bottle of LeNell's Red Hook Rye. I used to drink the various BMH aged ryes, but have never had anything over 20 years. Batch 2 of LeNell's is 24 yr Wi...
by GMcCarthy
January 25th, 2018, 5:00 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Sourcing Trillium/Tree House, Boston NEIPAs
Replies: 46
Views: 2851

Sourcing Trillium/Tree House, Boston NEIPAs

Brian Lynch wrote:Thanks. Can you get any at retail around Boston or is that tough?
Trillium has a retail spot on Congress St, which is their original production facility. It is takeaway only. Very few of their kegs and cans/bottles make it to retail.
by GMcCarthy
January 25th, 2018, 3:32 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Sourcing Trillium/Tree House, Boston NEIPAs
Replies: 46
Views: 2851

Sourcing Trillium/Tree House, Boston NEIPAs

Trillium in Canton is much easier to purchase than Tree House, though with Tree House's new facility the allocation is much larger now. If I were her I would stop at Tree House on my way to Boston whatever day she is arriving and then directly go to Trillium in Canton. Ideally, the best day to go to...
by GMcCarthy
January 11th, 2018, 3:55 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Need food recs for Worcester MA
Replies: 4
Views: 336

Need food recs for Worcester MA

Armsby Abbey in Worcester and Row 34 in Boston.
by GMcCarthy
September 22nd, 2017, 3:34 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16699
Views: 443146

What BEER are you drinking?

Rick Allen wrote:Got a Pils care package from Suarez Family Brewing today. champagne.gif
I see they are canning Palatine Pils now. Still have never had a bad beer from Dan.
by GMcCarthy
August 31st, 2017, 1:44 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16699
Views: 443146

What BEER are you drinking?

Based on the song Fluffhead. Phish is also playing this week at Dick's in CO.
by GMcCarthy
August 30th, 2017, 4:27 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16699
Views: 443146

What BEER are you drinking?

Drinking a can of Imaginary Greenscapes by Cloudwater and Other Half. A very enjoyable IIPA from possibly my favourite UK brewer (and Other Half!). Cheers A1ex - I work at Other Half and I love whenever I get to try Cloudwater's beers (which is too infrequent. How is distribution of their beer in L...
by GMcCarthy
August 29th, 2017, 5:47 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Beer brewed (or refermented) with wine grapes
Replies: 13
Views: 746

Beer brewed (or refermented) with wine grapes

Casey Family has done a few as well as Side Project.
by GMcCarthy
August 29th, 2017, 4:51 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16699
Views: 443146

What BEER are you drinking?

Drinking a can of Imaginary Greenscapes by Cloudwater and Other Half. A very enjoyable IIPA from possibly my favourite UK brewer (and Other Half!). Cheers A1ex - I work at Other Half and I love whenever I get to try Cloudwater's beers (which is too infrequent. How is distribution of their beer in L...
by GMcCarthy
July 20th, 2017, 3:52 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16699
Views: 443146

What BEER are you drinking?

A couple things. First, every American Gose I've tried are way too sour. A Goose should be tart but not full-on sour. I've pretty much given up on the style. If we made a true Gose (which is a delicious beer) people wouldn't understand it. Second, a Kolsch is not a lager. It is a lagered ale that i...
by GMcCarthy
July 17th, 2017, 4:51 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Brewery suggestions welcomed - ME, NH, VT
Replies: 29
Views: 1803

Brewery suggestions welcomed - ME, NH, VT

Skip Maine Beer Co, not worth your time as there is nothing unique to the tasting room. Any other combination of the above that suits your fancy would work. The Oxbow tasting room in Portland is excellent. Foundation and Austin St would be definites on my list. I'd probably stop at the new Tree Hous...
by GMcCarthy
July 3rd, 2017, 5:40 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16699
Views: 443146

What BEER are you drinking?

Any New Englanders drinking the Back East Brewing beers out of Bloomfield CT? My CT brother who keeps me stocked with Treehouse and Nebco has overlooked them. I hear really good things. Dennis - Haven't had anything by them, nor heard of them. There's a new brewery in Camden called Counter Weight t...
by GMcCarthy
July 3rd, 2017, 5:23 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16699
Views: 443146

What BEER are you drinking?

Haven't been using Untappd lately, so I'll go ahead and post a bunch of beers I've drunk over the past month or so, including a trip to Montreal for F1, with a stop at Hill Farmstead on the way. Side Project, Biere du Pays Tart saison aged in chardonnay barrels, bright lemon, slight funk with hay Si...
by GMcCarthy
April 20th, 2017, 6:31 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16699
Views: 443146

What BEER are you drinking?

Not sure if this is the place to post this, but I'd like to get my hands on 4-6 Monkish cans. I can trade some Trillium, Creature Comforts Tropicalia, and maybe a Treehouse or two. Anyone up for a trade? Thanks. Dennis, I am not a trader but I can help shed some light on your request as a regular M...

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