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by Brian Lynch
December 2nd, 2019, 12:54 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16407
Views: 426005

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Andrew Kotowski wrote:
November 29th, 2019, 1:50 pm
And it’s here! Round 1: At Long Last - MT/Societe DIPA collab. No description on the can.
They had just canned that when I was there, but they wouldn't budge when I begged for them to release a four pack. How was it?
by Brian Lynch
December 2nd, 2019, 12:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WOTYs--2019 Edition--and your Discovery of the Year
Replies: 117
Views: 8403

Re: WOTYs--2019 Edition--and your Discovery of the Year

Jeff_M. wrote:
November 1st, 2019, 8:37 am
WOTY:


Discovery: Red Cap Howell Mountain. We had a tasting with Tom in his home earlier this year with fresh baked bread. Amazing hospitality and great wine.



Good call on both fronts!
by Brian Lynch
November 27th, 2019, 10:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: 2016 Switchback Ridge Petites--Young Vines and Old Vines side by side
Replies: 5
Views: 368

Re: TNs: 2016 Switchback Ridge Petites--Young Vines and Old Vines side by side

I have some of the normale from 05-07. What kind of air/decant would you recommend for that before drinking it (in one day not over a few)?
by Brian Lynch
November 27th, 2019, 10:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thanksgiving Day Wine Lineup
Replies: 139
Views: 5854

Re: Thanksgiving Day Wine Lineup

Just bought a bunch of wine I will not drink for the family T'Day thing, recommended by the folks at Arrowine. A Ken Wright Pinot, a prosecco for the MIL, who LOVES her prosecco, and a value pouilly fuisse for the chard drinkers. 3.5 hours each way in traffic, so yeah, probably not going to taste t...
by Brian Lynch
November 21st, 2019, 6:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Chilean wines?
Replies: 35
Views: 1249

Re: Best Chilean wines?

I have been happy with most of those listed above but have been repeatedly let down by Don Melchor. Another one to seek is a unique local grape blend under the label BoRoBo. Prices there will be much higher than here IIRC since they subsidize the export market price a bit. If this is still true, the...
by Brian Lynch
November 18th, 2019, 10:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: California wine most like Latour?
Replies: 34
Views: 2326

Re: California wine most like Latour?

Good suggestions above. Two others worth considering if in your cellar are Phelps Backus or Quilceda Creek (WA , not CA but new world). Enjoy! The '82 Latour remains the best wine I have ever tasted. Hope they have one in the lineup!
by Brian Lynch
November 11th, 2019, 10:34 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Best San Diego Brews (to Visit)
Replies: 10
Views: 653

Re: Best San Diego Brews (to Visit)

Thanks for all of the suggestions. Here is my top 10 from what tried over five days and some general observations. We tried to focus on beer we can't get back east, so we did not try any Stone, Ballast Point, Green Flash. 10. Eppig Festbier. We tried a decent number of German style beers, given that...
by Brian Lynch
October 30th, 2019, 11:15 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16407
Views: 426005

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

https://i.imgur.com/gGCnWIDl.jpg Modern Times Beer. Astral Prism. DIPA. Hopped with Nelson, Mosaic and Amarillo. 9% ABV. 19.2 oz Stove Pipe cans. This is my favorite hoppy beer from the October on-line/league special releases. I love this hop bill combo. The earthy vineous nose is from the heavy Ne...
by Brian Lynch
October 23rd, 2019, 10:36 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Best San Diego Brews (to Visit)
Replies: 10
Views: 653

Re: Best San Diego Brews (to Visit)

Alan Rath wrote:
October 22nd, 2019, 8:55 am
What part of town will you be in?
Near Gaslamp, but I have a rental car so can get around a bit.

Thanks all!
by Brian Lynch
October 23rd, 2019, 5:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: new carlisle offer cab and pinot!
Replies: 106
Views: 5460

Re: new carlisle offer cab and pinot!

Happy with allo
by Brian Lynch
October 22nd, 2019, 8:15 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Best San Diego Brews (to Visit)
Replies: 10
Views: 653

Best San Diego Brews (to Visit)

I know there are a ton to choose from, but please share your top 3 to visit. Preference goes all over the board but I drink more IPA than other styles. Unique, local, and can only get it in SD are the next key criteria for picking the 3.
by Brian Lynch
October 18th, 2019, 6:34 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Philadelphia - quick trip this month (next week!)
Replies: 35
Views: 1215

Re: Philadelphia - quick trip this month (next week!)

I'd focus on hitting places that are near each other Close Option #1 One new destination not mentioned, near you, is the Bar/Jean Georges on the Top Floor of the new Four Seasons in the new Comcast II Tower; grand cru experience and views; a must visit if only for a few drinks and apps Close to the ...
by Brian Lynch
October 10th, 2019, 9:00 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Headed to Treehouse this Saturday any advice?
Replies: 22
Views: 1186

Re: Headed to Treehouse this Saturday any advice?

hope he drinks quick....the one downside of tree house, and probably it's only one, is that a lot of the DIPAs do not age well at all. Agree. Ideally with in 2 weeks. Definitely within 5-6 weeks. otherwise it’s still decent and drinkable but they are just another beer at that point and not worthy o...
by Brian Lynch
August 28th, 2019, 10:27 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16407
Views: 426005

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Treehouse continues to fire on all cylinders. Very Gggreennn is like Gggreen and Very Green on steroids. Fresh hop fragrance purs out the moment you pop the can. Super saturated mouthfeel. Powerful, but with that creamy Treehouse mouthfeel that is almost unparalleled. Treehouse does one of the best...
by Brian Lynch
August 22nd, 2019, 8:26 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Hazy IPAs/New England IPAs
Replies: 68
Views: 3982

Re: Hazy IPAs/New England IPAs

We have been pounding Revision for 2 years as our local guy was a very early OR supporter of theirs. Disco Ninja was crazy fine. This is Three Magnets High Road out of Olympia, WA. Sweet mother of God it was fantastic. F63EB1C3-230E-4F32-8EF7-D4A100CDEAD3.jpeg That looks mighty fine Glenn, I can al...
by Brian Lynch
August 14th, 2019, 4:39 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16407
Views: 426005

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Mel Hill wrote:
August 13th, 2019, 4:22 pm
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East Coast Transplant, DIPA from New Image
This is the best batch (or, maybe the freshest)
I’ve had. These guys make a bunch of good beers!
New Image. Sounds like a 90s boy band
by Brian Lynch
July 18th, 2019, 4:55 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Hazy IPAs/New England IPAs
Replies: 68
Views: 3982

Re: Hazy IPAs/New England IPAs

We strain wine with sediment. Can do the same for chunky IPAs. I do
by Brian Lynch
July 4th, 2019, 8:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Quivet 2011 Kenefick - Something for Everyone
Replies: 7
Views: 737

Re: Quivet 2011 Kenefick - Something for Everyone

Brian Tuite wrote:
July 2nd, 2019, 7:35 am
‘11 is strutting it’s stuff and is under-rated kinda like 2003. I’ve had a few different ‘11 Napa Cabs recently that have been really drinkg well.
Agree
by Brian Lynch
July 1st, 2019, 7:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Quivet 2011 Kenefick - Something for Everyone
Replies: 7
Views: 737

Quivet 2011 Kenefick - Something for Everyone

Bought since release and cellared since at 59 degrees. 1st 45 minutes - beautiful fruit forward flavors that I was not expecting for the less than optimal ‘11 Napa vintage. Really well balanced fruit and glycerine that is not overdone. If this is your wheelhouse definitely drink now and enjoy for th...
by Brian Lynch
June 24th, 2019, 6:23 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Hazy IPAs/New England IPAs
Replies: 68
Views: 3982

Re: Hazy IPAs/New England IPAs

My faves from the Mid-Atlantic to New England are, in wine speak Fruit Forward Tree House (Ma) Other Half (Brooklyn) New Park (ct) Tired Hands PA (New Zealand Hop Styles) Industrial Arts Wrench (Brooklyn) More Structured Trillium (MA) Alchemist (VT) Tired Hands (Mosaic based hop DIPAs) Maine SingleC...
by Brian Lynch
June 15th, 2019, 6:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MACDONALD For The Win
Replies: 44
Views: 3351

Re: MACDONALD For The Win

Back on topic, Alex and the family wines are next level. Like K Leonard in a sea of talented NBA performers. Can’t wait for the ‘16. I thought the ‘15 was a ten. Their Amps must go to 11.
by Brian Lynch
May 18th, 2019, 7:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most Underrated Bordeaux?
Replies: 44
Views: 2705

Re: Most Underrated Bordeaux?

Larcis Ducasse.
by Brian Lynch
April 11th, 2019, 9:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1464
Views: 99484

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

14 Montafi was rock solid recently. What a vineyard and excellent winemaking by the team!
by Brian Lynch
April 11th, 2019, 4:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Masters Champions Dinner - Patrick Reed's Picks
Replies: 38
Views: 2393

Re: Masters Champions Dinner - Patrick Reed's Picks

Maybe he meant

Napa Mountain Cab

Trout Gulch Chard Available by Request 😀
by Brian Lynch
April 9th, 2019, 11:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berlin and Austria Visit - Wine/Beer Help Please
Replies: 16
Views: 552

Re: Berlin and Austria Visit - Wine/Beer Help Please

Nathan Smyth wrote:
April 9th, 2019, 10:14 am
Brian Lynch wrote:
April 9th, 2019, 7:47 am
traveling with my children and their SOs aged 23-28
Are you a fundamentalist mormon?

I thought you guys were supposed to abstain from the ETOH.
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Fixed in bold. newhere

Great suggestions from the Board, feel free to add more, folks -- thanks!
by Brian Lynch
April 9th, 2019, 7:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berlin and Austria Visit - Wine/Beer Help Please
Replies: 16
Views: 552

Berlin and Austria Visit - Wine/Beer Help Please

I will be doing short visits in Berlin, Vienna, Salzburg and Innsbruck. I'd like to visit a wine bar, restaurant with good wine list and wine retail shop with good local collections in each stop. Any recommendations would be most welcome. I also will be traveling with children and SOs aged 23-28 and...
by Brian Lynch
April 5th, 2019, 8:15 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 660
Views: 35788

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

Thanks guys. I grabbed a table at Haisous for an upcoming Thurs, which is listed as a day that they do corkage so I assume that will work. $25 is fine. How is the winelist? Hope the local couple we’re going with can deal with some different dishes. List is better than most. https://www.haisous.com/...
by Brian Lynch
April 2nd, 2019, 7:14 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16407
Views: 426005

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Highly recommend New Park Brewing in Hartford CT. Their 6.4% IPA has as much flavor as a DIPA and much better balance than a DIPA. HAs not been mentioned here so I thought I would pass it along.

https://www.newparkbrewing.com/
by Brian Lynch
March 29th, 2019, 8:17 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 660
Views: 35788

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

Was in town for a few days and could not get into the Michelin starred favorites but had a great meal at Cafe Lula. Three courses - all excellent. Plenty of good wines to pair. Went to Aviary, which is affiliated with Alinea. Have to admit it was pretty underwhelming from a taste and presentation st...
by Brian Lynch
March 28th, 2019, 10:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Offered to donate a wine tasting for charity - REJECTED!
Replies: 19
Views: 2186

Re: Offered to donate a wine tasting for charity - REJECTED!

I had a similar experience a few years ago after about 10 successful ones. Took some wind out of our sails but would do again for the right cause or target group.
by Brian Lynch
March 22nd, 2019, 5:22 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Tribeca lunch recommendation
Replies: 21
Views: 983

Re: Tribeca lunch recommendation

Had a great dinner recently at Racine’s and want to go back to enjoy the bar with a group. What a great setup and wine list
by Brian Lynch
March 18th, 2019, 5:48 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16407
Views: 426005

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Agree with Bud. The Hudson Valley beers are awesome and I’m not even a big fan of sours
by Brian Lynch
March 12th, 2019, 6:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Greatest Expressions of Sangiovese?
Replies: 68
Views: 4097

Re: Greatest Expressions of Sangiovese?

Good picks.

Dennis, my go to sub-$100 wines would be

Cepparello
Felsina Rancia
Fontodi Vigna Del Sorbo
Ucceleira Brunello
Pian Dell’Orino Brunello
by Brian Lynch
March 11th, 2019, 5:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12213
Views: 587423

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Gaudry Sancerre Rouge
Dethune BdB and Rose
Peter Michael SB
Arnould Rose
Aubert Chard
Rivers Marie Pinot and Chard
Boyer Martenot Bourg Rouge and Chard
by Brian Lynch
March 4th, 2019, 5:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you double decant before BYO to restaurants?
Replies: 57
Views: 2437

Re: Do you double decant before BYO to restaurants?

For those who do this frequently, do you have a rule of thumb for how long to DD before the dinner start time? Does it differ for burgs (Howard?) versus BDX or other reds?

I haven’t done this but plan to start experimenting with Barolo and BDX and then eventually red Burg
by Brian Lynch
March 3rd, 2019, 6:55 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16407
Views: 426005

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Congrats Rick!
by Brian Lynch
March 3rd, 2019, 12:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you double decant before BYO to restaurants?
Replies: 57
Views: 2437

Re: Do you double decant before BYO to restaurants?

When you double it do you pour it into another decanter or bottle if the original bottle has sediment?
by Brian Lynch
January 21st, 2019, 12:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Lucia Susan's Hill Syrah
Replies: 9
Views: 380

Re: TN: 2004 Lucia Susan's Hill Syrah

Thanks for the note. Bought a bunch of 05-08s. They were incredible young. At mid life they shut down a little and were pretty good and I was worried these may fade. Still have some as I was not in a rush to open the rest. Will have to try over a few days if they are not great out of the gate. These...
by Brian Lynch
December 12th, 2018, 6:53 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1365
Views: 71317

Re: What did you cook tonight?

My first SOUS VIDE EGG BITES a la Starbucks, with 50:50 heavy cream to Wegmans 4% cottage cheese, although I think I might substitute whole milk for some of the cream to reduce the calories . Mixed with a stick blender but there was still a little graininess, so next time I might use the Vitamix. I...
by Brian Lynch
September 19th, 2018, 5:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 MACDONALD Tuesday, September 18th Release
Replies: 133
Views: 10089

Re: 2015 MACDONALD Tuesday, September 18th Release

JohnP wrote:
September 18th, 2018, 3:29 pm
No soup for me, still climbing up the waitlist. But, did pickup a mag of 2016 Memento Mori this morning. The bottle etching is pretty rad!
I take it that it is a wine that drinks well young or, if not, you have a great crystal ball. :-)
by Brian Lynch
September 19th, 2018, 4:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 MACDONALD Tuesday, September 18th Release
Replies: 133
Views: 10089

Re: 2015 MACDONALD Tuesday, September 18th Release

I realize the '15 will easily sell out in the first wave, but if you have an allocation and you are on the fence or pass, as a PSA you are missing out on a really special wine. They hit it out of the park on this vintage especially with power and finesse and no over-extraction like most of the Napa ...
by Brian Lynch
September 8th, 2018, 6:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Requesting collective wisdom: Togni, Monte Bello, Montelena
Replies: 33
Views: 1945

Re: Requesting collective wisdom: Togni, Monte Bello, Montelena

Howard Cooper wrote:
September 6th, 2018, 6:36 pm
Togni - 1991 and 1994
Ridge - 1984, 1991, 1996, 1999
Montelena - 1978, 1985, 1991, 1994, 1996
Great suggestions
by Brian Lynch
August 16th, 2018, 3:37 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Reverse sear cooking method
Replies: 14
Views: 1167

Re: Reverse sear cooking method

I have been doing these as my go to cooking process for primordials since the OP (and a number of helpful PMs with Bill Tex). Bought a 12 pound strip steak primordial at Costco last week at $6.79 a pound. I usually but the Prime but the prices spiked and the delta for the non-prime made me want to g...
by Brian Lynch
August 8th, 2018, 11:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Carlisle Summer 2018 release
Replies: 112
Views: 7477

Carlisle Summer 2018 release0

For me, 5 yrs from vintage seems to be a sweet spot, but I haven’t had any at 10. I had an 09 Montafi recently that was on a different planet from a big name Bedrock SVD that was 5 years old. The depth and precision were outstanding. I wouldn't age an SC long but the high end Carlisle SVDs do excep...
by Brian Lynch
August 8th, 2018, 11:19 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16407
Views: 426005

What BEER are you drinking?

Shared a bunch of Tired Hands recent releases tonight. For me, my sweetspot for their beers are DIPAs and extra IPAs, just short of DIPAs in terms of abv and complexity. I could take or leave their milkshakes (which people stand in line for hours for on canning release days), flagship pale ale and b...
by Brian Lynch
July 27th, 2018, 12:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Down to Earth Wine/Robert Panzer?
Replies: 39
Views: 3112

Down to Earth Wine/Robert Panzer?

I emailed him yesterday. He's in Europe, so there may be a delay if he's doing in-depth R&D :-)
by Brian Lynch
July 25th, 2018, 5:34 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Burger Porn
Replies: 95
Views: 4870

Burger Porn

kevin, I've not yet made, but do wish to soon, the cheese from Chef Steps. Was it as simple as the video makes it look and was the outcome what you wanted to have with a superior cheese like your cloth bound? Chris Chris, it really was pretty easy. However, it probably depends a lot on the cheese o...
by Brian Lynch
May 12th, 2018, 9:00 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16407
Views: 426005

What BEER are you drinking?

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 Good suggestion. Last time I was there Union Market had a butcher/sandwich shop with 10 beers on tap. They had Asli...
by Brian Lynch
April 22nd, 2018, 8:33 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16407
Views: 426005

What BEER are you drinking?

PaulMills wrote:I opened a Weyerhaeuser Insanity and after taking two sips, poured it down the drain. I have liked this in the past but this was not good.
Too much pulp?

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