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by ClarkstonMark
April 14th, 2019, 10:19 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Washington State Beer Help
Replies: 13
Views: 188

Re: Washington State Beer Help

I expect that we will be making a delivery to the Puget Sound area before you are up there. Pretty much all the places mentioned buy beer from us. Garden Path is usually a big purchaser, and is the Masonry. Bottleworks usually buys quite a bit of bottle/cans as well. Thanks Rick, good to hear my fi...
by ClarkstonMark
April 13th, 2019, 10:56 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Washington State Beer Help
Replies: 13
Views: 188

Re: Washington State Beer Help

Scott Tallman wrote:
April 13th, 2019, 10:25 am
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.
Thanks, No Anchor looks good and walkable from hotel
by ClarkstonMark
April 13th, 2019, 10:26 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: It's been too long! Pizza!
Replies: 1211
Views: 62509

Re: It's been too long! Pizza!

Detroit Pizza is good if you want the thick crust (your's looks awesome btw) .... where did you get the pan?
by ClarkstonMark
April 13th, 2019, 8:28 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Washington State Beer Help
Replies: 13
Views: 188

Re: Washington State Beer Help

You guys are awesome. Thanks a lot. I'll actually be heading to Bellingham Monday late afternoon after meetings in Vancouver, so I may not be able to stop in Burlington, but thanks for suggestion. But maybe I will spend Sunday night in Bellingham instead of Seattle - that will make my Monday drive t...
by ClarkstonMark
April 13th, 2019, 6:17 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Washington State Beer Help
Replies: 13
Views: 188

Washington State Beer Help

Looks like I will have a Sunday and Tuesday afternoon/evening in Seattle (4/28-30), and a Monday evening in Bellingham. Alternatively I might drive up to Vancouver BC on Sunday, and just have Tuesday in Seattle. Any of you Wash. beer drinkers have some recommendations? I'll be needing to eat some lu...
by ClarkstonMark
April 9th, 2019, 5:52 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16033
Views: 377437

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 ClarkstonMark
April 8th, 2019, 3:46 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Phoenix/Scottsdale Recs
Replies: 15
Views: 318

Re: Phoenix/Scottsdale Recs

I too love Mastro's, but you can get that in Chicago. I do go there (Old Town) every time I'm in Scottsdale because my gf loves the lemon martini so much (and the butter cake!). I like The Mission, but wish it wasn't so dark in there. I enjoyed Virtu, but it has been a couple years since I have been...
by ClarkstonMark
March 23rd, 2019, 12:19 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Consistently superb: Flannery
Replies: 57
Views: 1870

Re: Consistently superb: Flannery

My freezer is set at 0, and refrigerator at 37. That's the way my fridge came, but I could adjust.
24h in refrigerator does not thaw my steaks. Are my settings colder than you guys who thaw in 24h?

and Flannery rocks.
by ClarkstonMark
March 18th, 2019, 2:37 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: How regulated is the term, "Wagyu?"
Replies: 20
Views: 639

Re: How regulated is the term, "Wagyu?"

https://www.bonappetit.com/entertaining-style/trends-news/article/kobe-wagyu-steak-myths Fascinating article, thank you! My personal once a year splurge is not Kobe but A5 Miyazaki beef. Oh yes, that stuff is unreal. It’s hard to rank “best ever” but Curtis Duffy, ex-Grace in Chicago served some M-...
by ClarkstonMark
March 17th, 2019, 9:26 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Beijing and Shanghai dining help.
Replies: 64
Views: 2240

Re: Beijing and Shanghai dining help.

Marshall, I was just in Shanghai last year (check out my FB album for pics) and had a wonderful time, so I am very envious of your upcoming trip. One of my musts whenever I visit is the Din Tai Fung in Xiantiandi. Yes, I know there is one in Arcadia and (now) in Costa Mesa, but these two US locatio...
by ClarkstonMark
March 9th, 2019, 6:48 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16033
Views: 377437

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Wow ... that is "hyped"? I tried it last summer while vacationing in Northern Michigan and thought it very good. it is not, however, on par with the best. I traded DDH M43 4:4 for Monkish a couple weeks ago. Maybe curiosity is better word for it than hyped. A lot of hopheads want to try M43. M43 is...
by ClarkstonMark
February 24th, 2019, 3:47 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Need recommendations for places around Detroit
Replies: 20
Views: 461

Re: Need recommendations for places around Detroit

http://tomatoesapizza.com/ 24369 Halsted Road Farmington - New Haven pizza - my favorite pizza in Michigan Jennifer's Cafe 4052 Haggerty Rd, Commerce (http://jenniferscafe.net/) Carrot soup and maurice salad (get it chopped) - this place is nothing to look at, and no atmosphere AT ALL, but good food...
by ClarkstonMark
February 19th, 2019, 7:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is wine shipped off commerce corner at buyer’s risk?
Replies: 19
Views: 1606

Re: Why is wine shipped off commerce corner at buyer’s risk?

I never added buyers risk (as far as I can recall) for shipping to my CC posts, and if anything ever happened to one of my transactions, I would have shared the loss with the buyer.
It doesn’t make sense to me either.
by ClarkstonMark
February 11th, 2019, 8:13 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Solo trip ideas
Replies: 13
Views: 581

Re: Solo trip ideas

Few years back I did Tokyo solo, as well as Istanbul, Jerusalem, and Rome (I did 3 separate trips, but you could combine) - wasn't really planning on it, but these 3 trios ended up being sort of a tour of religions.
by ClarkstonMark
February 5th, 2019, 5:53 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Grill / Smoker / Other Meat Prep
Replies: 24
Views: 949

Re: Grill / Smoker / Other Meat Prep

Grill: Weber Kettle and 18 year old Viking propane when i am lazy
Smoker: Bradley Electric puck smoker (I am lazy)
SV: Have the Anova, but have not used it yet. One day I will try it ....
by ClarkstonMark
January 30th, 2019, 7:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why don't more wineries use PayPal or other payment systems?
Replies: 75
Views: 1933

Re: Why don't more wineries use PayPal or other payment systems?

On Berserker Day, I did something I don't usually do: purchase from multiple producers in one day. This got me thinking, as each buying process was somewhat different, with little uniformity between ordering platforms. Of note, one winery used PayPal, while the others use their own ordering process...
by ClarkstonMark
January 30th, 2019, 7:38 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Total Wine Pappy Offer
Replies: 174
Views: 13777

Re: Total Wine Pappy Offer

Everyone that gets Pappy iis struggling with how best to allocate it.
Nothing will please everyone
by ClarkstonMark
January 30th, 2019, 7:34 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: First attempt at apple pie
Replies: 25
Views: 735

Re: First attempt at apple pie

I think your lattice needs work. It tbat doesn’t look bad for a first try
by ClarkstonMark
January 27th, 2019, 6:20 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: EMH BLACK CAT BERSERKERDAY OFFER
Replies: 76
Views: 2966

Re: EMH BLACK CAT BERSERKERDAY OFFER

Hope I wasn't too late. Been traveling today and just got to hotel. Looking forward to trying 13/14's, as the 11 I had over the holidays was really amazing!
by ClarkstonMark
January 25th, 2019, 5:53 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Flannery - extended aging question.
Replies: 23
Views: 732

Re: Flannery - extended aging question.

Let’s say you have the choice of a pack of 21/28/35/42/49 day aged. Vs 56/63/70/77/84 day aged. Are the 70+ too gamey? I think I tried a 60 day once and found it gamey too. Hmmmm. Tough call. Ok thanks everyone. I don't think it is a tough call at all, especially when your experience is that 60 is ...
by ClarkstonMark
January 19th, 2019, 11:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hangover Prevention - supplements
Replies: 45
Views: 1553

Re: Hangover Prevention - supplements

YLee wrote:
January 19th, 2019, 10:41 am
Best cure for hangovers is to drink more.
32oz of water before bed and all is well
by ClarkstonMark
January 11th, 2019, 10:01 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Chicago in January - Looking for a few recs
Replies: 16
Views: 602

Re: Chicago in January - Looking for a few recs

With a 10 year old, and I despise chicago pizza, I would say go to Lou Malnati's.
But if he is picky he may be smart and also despise chicago pizza
by ClarkstonMark
December 27th, 2018, 4:15 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Green Bean Casserole - “The mother of all comfort foods”
Replies: 23
Views: 708

Re: Green Bean Casserole - “The mother of all comfort foods”

Generation after generation in Massachusetts (in our family and any I knew of) never heard of this, much less served it. Then my brother married a girl from New Jersey, and it was traditional at their house for Thanksgiving. We thanked her for introducing it to us when she joined our family, or whe...
by ClarkstonMark
December 27th, 2018, 3:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: DIY condo closet cellar build: pics + questions
Replies: 115
Views: 7594

Re: DIY condo closet cellar build: pics + questions

As this was an enriching and at times frustrating experience, I decided to compile a brief and approximate list of my material costs to build this cellar in hopes that it gives others better insights on what is to be expected if undertaking a similar project. While building in such a small space pr...
by ClarkstonMark
December 26th, 2018, 6:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Transporting 18L wine Portugal -> US
Replies: 17
Views: 918

Re: Transporting 18L wine Portugal -> US

Checking a 70-100LB bag/box on Delta will run you $200.
You can certainly do this if you want to.
What airline are you flying?
by ClarkstonMark
December 26th, 2018, 8:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What are you serving with your holiday dinner?
Replies: 39
Views: 1435

Re: What are you serving with your holiday dinner?

Christmas Eve with pierogi, ham, and kielbasa 2011 EMH Black Cat - 2 bottles, both amazing, pop and pour maybe not the best pairing for what was served, but I have been meaning to open some Black Cat and one of the guests just loves Cab Christmas Day 2008 Paloma Palomita Syrah with beef tenderloin F...
by ClarkstonMark
December 25th, 2018, 10:47 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16033
Views: 377437

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

11.99 is not bad. Most BCBS is sold at or around that price (unless talking Costco)
by ClarkstonMark
December 25th, 2018, 10:46 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1264
Views: 58464

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Prime Rib Fail. Pulled it from the oven when the temp hit 120° and left it sit on the counter covered for and hour. Over that time the internal temp jumped to 146° and I ended up with medium well meat. Last year I pulled it @ 130° and sliced it within 10 minutes and it was rare. WTF? I'd get a new ...
by ClarkstonMark
December 24th, 2018, 1:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 5 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Craft Beer Intermezzo for McMinnville Education Foundation
Replies: 65
Views: 1055

Re: Week 5 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Craft Beer Intermezzo for McMinnville Education Foundation

My first time drinking a Péché Mortel . This is a wonderful coffee stout. Warmed me right up.
by ClarkstonMark
December 24th, 2018, 5:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 5 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Craft Beer Intermezzo for McMinnville Education Foundation
Replies: 65
Views: 1055

Re: Week 5 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Craft Beer Intermezzo for McMinnville Education Foundation

Do I get double credit? Allagash Currieux AND, as an extra added attraction, Jamesons Irish Whiskey aged in IPA barrels. The Allegash Currieux is one of my top 5 beers, along with Three Philosophers, Traquair and Scaldis. I'll leave room for the fifth. Maybe that porter from Battle Creek or Kalamaz...
by ClarkstonMark
December 23rd, 2018, 8:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Update: FEDERAL INDICTMENT - Safe Harbour Wine Storage and Bill Holder – CRIMINAL
Replies: 130
Views: 21920

Re: Update: FEDERAL INDICTMENT - Safe Harbour Wine Storage and Bill Holder – CRIMINAL

Paying the fence for stolen goods does not paint the complainant in a particularly good light. Something seems very fishy here, beyond the storage place. Yes, I think Todd should clarify if ... 1. The retailer admitted he bought wines that he knew were stolen 2. The retailer bought wines that he la...
by ClarkstonMark
December 18th, 2018, 10:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 5 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Craft Beer Intermezzo for McMinnville Education Foundation
Replies: 65
Views: 1055

Re: Week 5 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Craft Beer Intermezzo for McMinnville Education Foundation

Krombacher Pils from a pint can purchased at an Rewe outside Frankfurt a couple weeks ago. my TN skills are not great. this has some taste at the forefront that I can't quite identify from memory (this was last nigth). Maybe Rick knows what it is. Or maybe I'll crack the second can later tonight and...
by ClarkstonMark
December 18th, 2018, 6:13 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Nashville music/club question
Replies: 16
Views: 519

Re: Nashville music/club question

Jan...Not knowing your taste in music, check The Opry, 3rd & Lindsley, City Winery, Bluebird Cafe...there are so many. I suspect most venues won't have their May schedule. Check The Nashville Scene website too. Thanks Adam. I'll look into those venues. I'll be down there with my wife and another co...
by ClarkstonMark
November 25th, 2018, 3:30 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16033
Views: 377437

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Mike Maguire wrote:
November 25th, 2018, 2:08 pm
Had the 2018 BCS and BCS coffee stout on tap, both were excellent, as well as The BCS from bottle.I thought this years version was a big step up from last years.
the coffee was barleywine or a previous vintage?
by ClarkstonMark
November 10th, 2018, 2:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Never ending wine releases
Replies: 66
Views: 3202

Re: Never ending wine releases

I guess what everyone really needs to figure out is how much wine they plan on consuming over the next XXX years, how much they currently have in their cellars, and how much, if any, they plan on selling. I totally get the 'I need to get that one' mentality - but at some point, you may amass more t...
by ClarkstonMark
November 8th, 2018, 10:59 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Hops and site selection...how far behind wine grapes?
Replies: 3
Views: 282

Re: Hops and site selection...how far behind wine grapes?

From what I hear in Michigan, all the "desirable" hops cannot be grown because they are proprietary or something like that. So the hops industry in Michigan is really struggling because all they can produce is "undesirable" hops.

I guess my point is that hops are already there.
by ClarkstonMark
November 5th, 2018, 11:51 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Total Wine Pappy Offer
Replies: 174
Views: 13777

Re: Total Wine Pappy Offer

FYI, the PA lottery is open. Register through Nov 10, lottery is Nov 12.
by ClarkstonMark
October 23rd, 2018, 6:09 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Total Wine Pappy Offer
Replies: 174
Views: 13777

Re: Total Wine Pappy Offer

EricE wrote:
October 22nd, 2018, 2:03 pm
Little off subject here but do you all think that the price of Pappy will continue to rise or is it your belief that it has leveled off?
Look at the after-market ... retail prices still have a lot of upside before they level off
by ClarkstonMark
October 21st, 2018, 4:21 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16033
Views: 377437

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

https://i.imgur.com/lT6uWiCl.jpg Monkish Brewing Co. Broadcasting Live. DIPA.8.5% ABV 100% Nelson Sauvin hopped. You all know I'm a Nelson whore, my favorite hoppy beer ever being the OG Alpine Beer Co. Nelson. Monkish dropped this recipe a couple months ago for tap/growler only. Ten days ago they ...
by ClarkstonMark
October 16th, 2018, 12:20 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Has the commerce corner jumped the shark at WB?
Replies: 119
Views: 4698

Re: Has the commerce corner jumped the shark at WB?

Hello, Is it just me or has WB let retailers sell wine on this board/thread? The rules still state no retailers, but I've recently noticed several ads from a retailer rather than collectors clearing out wines they no longer want. I personally love Wine Berserkers and I'm concerned. Am I misreading ...
by ClarkstonMark
October 13th, 2018, 9:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Looking at possible PR campaign for next BerserkerDay (the 10th one!)
Replies: 28
Views: 1066

Re: Looking at possible PR campaign for next BerserkerDay (the 10th one!)

Excellent recs! An effective marketing campaign looks at a multi-channel approach. Facebook ads, planted tweets, articles in print and online magazines that focus on all aspects of WB's. Branding your forum with specific hash tags (now, not starting in Dec or Jan) #BDX #BdX #BX, whatever you decide...
by ClarkstonMark
October 13th, 2018, 6:28 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Is there no Vodka thread or did I miss ir?
Replies: 23
Views: 1097

Re: Is there no Vodka thread or did I miss ir?

Stoli (5-6 flavors) is $13 at duty free Windsor - Detroit; I get this because my gf does not like spirits but likes vodka cocktails that give a good buzz. My preference for Vodka on the Rocks with Blue Cheese stuffed olives is Belvedere. I make a great watermelon cocktail for her (pureed then strain...
by ClarkstonMark
October 1st, 2018, 7:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How The Other Half Lives....
Replies: 27
Views: 2067

Re: How The Other Half Lives....

I have never understood having a table in the cellar. Why would you want to sit in a 55 deg room? I get the idea of having an area to decant wine, but does anyone ever use the tables in their cellar to sit around drinking? I have at my buddies on several occasions. A little chilly but the cellar is...
by ClarkstonMark
September 27th, 2018, 10:18 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Stir Fry sauce recommendations
Replies: 9
Views: 534

Re: Stir Fry sauce recommendations

Anyone have a good low/no salt/sugar stir fry sauce?
by ClarkstonMark
September 26th, 2018, 4:43 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16033
Views: 377437

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Broadcasting Live and Water Balloon Fight Club at Monkish.
Bud if you have a mtg nearby tomorrow I’d be happy to buy you a couple beers (I’m hoping for a can release tomorrow)
You too Brian, Fu, etc
by ClarkstonMark
September 19th, 2018, 6:03 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: 7hrs in Frankfurt?
Replies: 9
Views: 368

Re: 7hrs in Frankfurt?

Depending on the timing you could go to Schosshotel Kronberg for breakfast or lunch and a walk in the park. It was the home of Queen Victoria’s daughter before WWII and housed a US officers club during/after the war. Beautiful rooms and grounds. There’s also a zoo nearby. Short taxi from FRA. https...
by ClarkstonMark
September 17th, 2018, 6:08 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: 7hrs in Frankfurt?
Replies: 9
Views: 368

Re: 7hrs in Frankfort?

That is enough time to rent a car, drive to Dönnhoff, taste some wine and get back with a boxed case.
If you like Dönnhoff.
by ClarkstonMark
September 12th, 2018, 5:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help an amatuer impress his wife?
Replies: 37
Views: 1447

Re: Help an amatuer impress his wife?

So did Peter and Jay. Sorry, not you Nola. I thought the responses were a bit condescending for someone just looking for help for a special evening. Sure, his wife likes white zin, so what? I like plenty of cheap roses. The OP was gently chided for pointedly mentioning white zin, knowing in advance...
by ClarkstonMark
September 1st, 2018, 6:05 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16033
Views: 377437

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

I just finished a Julius and a Haze, back to back.
And I have had 6-8 of each over the past 2 weeks.
I probably have a shitty pallete, but these taste like the exact same beer to me.

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