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by ClarkstonMark
November 25th, 2018, 3:30 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 15801
Views: 368889

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: 3063

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: 200

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: 147
Views: 9101

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: 147
Views: 9101

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: 15801
Views: 368889

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: 4439

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: 1017

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: 22
Views: 785

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: 2016

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: 477

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: 15801
Views: 368889

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: 265

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: 265

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: 1389

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: 15801
Views: 368889

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.
by ClarkstonMark
August 28th, 2018, 5:43 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Kitchen Appliance Recommendations
Replies: 51
Views: 1478

Re: Kitchen Appliance Recommendations

On a hoodfan note, I've heard that units with 1200cfm's and higher require a make up air systems to bring in air to the home, thereby reducing back drafting issues. I don't know what the cfm threshold is (and it may be local code dependent), but high cfm hoods do require a make-up air vent. Had to ...
by ClarkstonMark
August 25th, 2018, 4:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Checked in on an old friend...
Replies: 4
Views: 753

Re: Checked in on an old friend...

I am on the same boat (dropped off after 2010) and have quite a bit of Lillian still.

Glad to hear these wines are in a good place.

This makes me determined to open one tonight.
by ClarkstonMark
August 21st, 2018, 4:55 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Traverse City and surrounding area tips?
Replies: 10
Views: 305

Re: Traverse City and surrounding area tips?

If you don't mind a long drive (or maybe stay one night nearby), the wine list at the Rowe Inn in Ellsworth used to be pretty good (though I haven't been in many years). http://www.roweinn.com/ I stayed at https://thehouseonthehill.com/ before the current owners took over (it is very convenient for ...
by ClarkstonMark
August 14th, 2018, 3:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2024
Views: 188660

Re: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)

dsGriswold wrote:
August 14th, 2018, 1:01 pm
Now that Amorosa has left the White House, Ray would fit right in. [snort.gif]
the emoji doesn't make your post funny, just saying
by ClarkstonMark
August 14th, 2018, 2:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FONT HAS BEEN CHANGED!!! Information on last post (now that you all know how to do that)
Replies: 58
Views: 1317

Re: IMPORTANT! Possible font change - (EDITED POLL - PLEASE RE-VOTE!!)

I thought maybe I would be fine if there was a setting to increase the font size. I mean really .....
Then I realized there is a setting to increase the font size, and I went and did just that .... and the new font still sucks ass.
Sans Serif please
by ClarkstonMark
August 14th, 2018, 1:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: PA state stores now have 2004 Heitz Martha’s @ $59.99
Replies: 8
Views: 824

Re: PSA: PA state stores now have 2004 Heitz Martha’s @ $59.99

Phil M wrote:
August 14th, 2018, 1:24 pm
Thanks for the heads up - I was able to purchase the last bottle at my local State Store (does anyone call them that anymore?)
Where I come from (Warren, PA), everyone still calls them the State Store.
by ClarkstonMark
August 6th, 2018, 5:32 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Wanted - World's Greatest French Fry Recipe
Replies: 23
Views: 1030

Wanted - World's Greatest French Fry Recipe

Wonder what Jay did ... guessing he ignored the advice again and did his own thing
Pics would be nice to see
by ClarkstonMark
July 21st, 2018, 4:54 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 15801
Views: 368889

What BEER are you drinking?

I'm drinking a Founder's CBS tonight, prompted by Founders' social media telling me to drink up, as well as an unseasonably cool, rainy evening. I haven't has this in months, but it is as good now as the day I bought it in late 2017. I did buy way too much, so if anyone is looking for a bottle or 3,...
by ClarkstonMark
July 21st, 2018, 4:54 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 15801
Views: 368889

What BEER are you drinking?

I'm drinking a Founder's CBS tonight, prompted by Founders' social media telling me to drink up, as well as an unseasonably cool, rainy evening. I haven't has this in months, but it is as good now as the day I bought it in late 2017. I did buy way too much, so if anyone is looking for a bottle or 3,...
by ClarkstonMark
July 21st, 2018, 4:44 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Burger Porn
Replies: 86
Views: 2921

Burger Porn

mbeckman wrote:One of those fancy donut bacon cheeseburgers
wherever that came from needs to look into Kevin/Chris's method for making a cheese melt [cheers.gif]
by ClarkstonMark
July 18th, 2018, 3:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2024
Views: 188660

Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)

https://lamericaine-bourbon.com/about-1/ "Our Bourbon is unique for many reasons, one of which is refinement. Produced on a micro- scale, we maintain quality and refinement above anything else. Our Bourbon is produced in a traditional manner, using a pot-Column Hybrid Still, without the use of many...
by ClarkstonMark
July 12th, 2018, 8:11 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 15801
Views: 368889

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.... You could have 3-8 cases of Tree House just from making a day trip - you are only 3 hours away! I hav...
by ClarkstonMark
July 5th, 2018, 8:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: UPS Really Sucks and should never be used to ship wine!
Replies: 108
Views: 4765

UPS Really Sucks and should never be used to ship wine!

Isn't the issue not if these companies will sometimes make a mistake but how they respond when they do make that mistake? They use their size and market control as an excuse to have virtually no customer service. At least with Amazon when I've had an issue, they do a fast refund and apology. UPS/Fe...
by ClarkstonMark
July 4th, 2018, 6:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: UPS Really Sucks and should never be used to ship wine!
Replies: 108
Views: 4765

UPS Really Sucks and should never be used to ship wine!

Shipping wine on Monday when the 4th of July is Wednesday is crazy. Jay - when you write the CEO of UPS an email, ask them how many workers took vacation this week, and how many called in sick? But I am guessing you had a reason why you wanted the wine yesterday, and I am curious what that reason wa...
by ClarkstonMark
July 2nd, 2018, 7:13 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Adventures in Paris
Replies: 421
Views: 20244

Adventures in Paris

42 minutes in the Louvre has to be some sort of record!
by ClarkstonMark
June 17th, 2018, 1:00 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Sourcing Trillium/Tree House, Boston NEIPAs
Replies: 46
Views: 1623

Sourcing Trillium/Tree House, Boston NEIPAs

Trillium --------------- • The Canton, MA location has the easiest travel access. • Smooth, easy and seamless transactions with respectable allocations. • The Ultimate beer brewer and retailer. Class Act! Treehouse --------------- • Even with their new Charlton MA location, they still have transact...
by ClarkstonMark
June 5th, 2018, 4:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Jailbreak Brewery restaurant opening SQN wine dinner with Justin Bonner
Replies: 9
Views: 1161

TN: Jailbreak Brewery restaurant opening SQN wine dinner with Justin Bonner

I think I sold Justin some CC wine many years ago. Going to have to check out Jailbreak next time I am in the area. Looks like a hell of a party!! Sidenote ... a guy I used to work with did a similar jailbreak, and opened a brewery in his hometown of Chatham ON - Sons of Kent is their brewery. He al...
by ClarkstonMark
May 25th, 2018, 1:16 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Maine Lobster Crawl
Replies: 78
Views: 2263

Maine Lobster Crawl

https://www.biteintomaine.com/ really are the best lobster rolls
by ClarkstonMark
May 16th, 2018, 12:30 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Best IPA with significant distribution?
Replies: 40
Views: 1877

Best IPA with significant distribution?

And a third for fresh squeezed.I will add Bear Republic Racer 5. Sierra Nevada BC Torpedo is an easy go to also. Funny how some people interpret "significant distribution" per the OP: I was wondering what you all though was the best IPA with pretty significant distribution around the country? Quite...
by ClarkstonMark
May 12th, 2018, 8:07 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 15801
Views: 368889

What BEER are you drinking?

Glenn L e v i n e wrote:I've been under the weather but head to D.C. Thursday for five days, big conference.

Anything in the D.C. beer scene that is can't miss?

TIA.
Short trip to Aslin - that's all I've got
by ClarkstonMark
May 7th, 2018, 7:18 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: North Carolina (maybe South, too) beach rental reccs?
Replies: 37
Views: 1176

North Carolina (maybe South, too) beach rental reccs?

We'll have the kids (15 and 12) so we'll need things to do, also. Don't think the kids will be cool with JUST beach or sitting in the house, unfortunately. I'll check out twiddy.com, thanks Outer Banks: They opened a water park on the mainland last year 10 minutes from Nags Head (as long as it isn'...
by ClarkstonMark
April 30th, 2018, 12:24 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Adventures in Paris
Replies: 421
Views: 20244

Adventures in Paris

Andrew, Didn't run into Harbaugh/UM Football, did you?
by ClarkstonMark
April 30th, 2018, 10:45 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Session beer, aka drinking by the poolside
Replies: 43
Views: 1231

Session beer, aka drinking by the poolside

Depending on distribution,
Firestone Walker Pivo Pils and Southern Tier Live.
Also, Bells Pooltime Ale just came out in MI, should be hitting other states.
by ClarkstonMark
April 10th, 2018, 3:32 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Asheville NC recommendations please
Replies: 16
Views: 352

Asheville NC recommendations please

Mellow Mushroom for ok pizza ad good beer selection. Definitely not pricey and I think the atmosphere is cool, though probably not for everyone.
by ClarkstonMark
April 4th, 2018, 9:52 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Traverse City and surrounding area tips?
Replies: 19
Views: 983

Traverse City and surrounding area tips?

I'm thinking of taking a trip to Traverse City (area) this summer and am looking for any recommendations on hotels? Any thoughts for a first timer? Thanks! Hotel Indigo and Holiday Inn are on opposite ends of town, both walkable to downtown. Indigo is newer but Holiday Inn was renovated a few years...
by ClarkstonMark
March 26th, 2018, 7:44 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: ISO Beers: Aslin, The Veil, Bearded Iris
Replies: 7
Views: 274

ISO Beers: Aslin, The Veil, Bearded Iris

Hi Dennis. No access to the beers you are looking for, but if you would like to sample some MI beers (Old Nation M43 or Boss Tweed, Transient), let me know. I'd trade for Treehouse/Trillium.
by ClarkstonMark
March 12th, 2018, 3:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2024
Views: 188660

Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)

maybe one of the good Samaritans on here should contact the new wife and point her to this thread, the article the guy wrote, and the old wife's facebook post. she might not be amused.
by ClarkstonMark
March 12th, 2018, 3:52 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Salt Lake City Dinner Recs?
Replies: 7
Views: 601

Salt Lake City Dinner Recs?

On my last two visits to SLC I had a good meal at Pallet, and another at Eva. I thought I posted abut the Eva meal here, but I guess not. Pork Cabbage Roll, Shrimp & Hominy, and Grilled Asparagus w/ egg were all great at Eva. Also, had a Proper IPA at Whiskey Street last month that was a pretty good...
by ClarkstonMark
March 12th, 2018, 3:39 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: All Clad sale
Replies: 21
Views: 973

All Clad sale

P. Willenberg wrote:the site isn't loading for me. anyone have a good link?
https://homeandcooksales.com
by ClarkstonMark
March 12th, 2018, 3:37 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: All Clad sale
Replies: 21
Views: 973

All Clad sale

Been shopping for non stick stuff on the cheap to replace a bunch of pot/pans. My wife isn't comfortable using the cast iron/SS stuff and our non stick stuff is old and scraped out. Really wanted that 12inch non stick skillet for $34.99!! Settled for the 10 piece cookware non stick HA. Tempted by t...
by ClarkstonMark
March 8th, 2018, 3:05 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Phoenix-Scottsdale
Replies: 59
Views: 2986

Phoenix-Scottsdale

City Hall. Should be fun night tomorrow We ended up having scallops and pork shank (guess the chef is Hungarian) at CPH, in addition to the salad. Their food is pretty damn good. Last night had guacamole at Mission and burgers at Rehab - burgers were over cooked and a little disappointing- oh well. ...

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