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by Joe Hauck
March 5th, 2018, 6:19 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16417
Views: 426444

What BEER are you drinking?

Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote:I love that beer. Too bad you never see it in the United States anymore.
I have a couple laying around. I'll bring some stuff with me for that Dodgers/Angels series. Maybe Charlie can break into some of his stash as well and we can make a day of it.
by Joe Hauck
February 7th, 2018, 5:30 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16417
Views: 426444

What BEER are you drinking?

2017 Founders Brewing CBS - USA, Michigan (2/3/2018) Absolutely wonderful. The maple syrup is not overtly noticeable, but I believe it plays an important role in making this 11.7% brew drink all-too-easily. I get the hype. This is a 10/10 brew. Local hipsters here hated it. Like you I thought it wa...
by Joe Hauck
January 18th, 2018, 7:05 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16417
Views: 426444

What BEER are you drinking?

https://i.imgur.com/CfuQD0Il.jpg Revision Brewing Co, Smoke and Mirrors DIPA. 8% ABV. Hopped with Citra, Mosaic and Amarillo hops. I love that Revision Brewing is finally getting some distro in So Cal. The brewery, from Knee Deep founder and brewmaster Jeremy Warren has been getting some real buzz ...
by Joe Hauck
January 17th, 2018, 10:28 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16417
Views: 426444

What BEER are you drinking?

I think modern times has big time quality issues. They just produce so much beer with so many different skus that it gets lost in everything. They have big big big time infection issues. Something that you won’t experience if you aren’t buying their stouts I know you had an issue with one beer that...
by Joe Hauck
January 15th, 2018, 2:49 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Limiting your beer promiscuity
Replies: 21
Views: 980

Limiting your beer promiscuity

I can't keep up with the younger guys that are all new to the beer scene and camp out for all the new releases or are buying everything out at 2:00 PM on a work day. I've pretty much just started drinking local beers.
by Joe Hauck
January 15th, 2018, 2:45 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Limiting your beer promiscuity
Replies: 21
Views: 980

Limiting your beer promiscuity

I've cut way back on trying new things. I'll still pick up a bottle that looks interesting when out shopping here and there but not chasing new releases at all anymore. So very very very very few have been worth the time and money. I've gone back to many of my favorites craft brewers that were doin...
by Joe Hauck
January 9th, 2018, 6:16 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16417
Views: 426444

What BEER are you drinking?

R.I.P. Swami's? I've recently been through two six-packs with different canning dates, and both aren't even a shell of what Swami's normally is. Both Ashley and I were seriously left wondering if the correct beer made its way into the cans. Tasted like a malty IPA. I'm worried enough that I'm going...
by Joe Hauck
December 1st, 2017, 4:04 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: 2017 BCBS - Tasting notes
Replies: 16
Views: 987

2017 BCBS - Tasting notes

I'm totally with Charlie on this. Too many good beers including barrel aged stuff out there today to support this corporate junk.
by Joe Hauck
November 21st, 2017, 3:27 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3465
Views: 189118

The Bourbon Thread

Old Forester 1920 is pretty great for around $50 in this let's rape bourbon drinkers world we now live in.
by Joe Hauck
November 20th, 2017, 6:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I started collecting when I was... now I'm...
Replies: 120
Views: 4557

I started collecting when I was... now I'm...

I was around wine my whole life. Family vacations to Napa every year when I was a kid in the 70's. Inherited my Dad's cellar in '97 when I was 31 and drank through most of it by 2001. That's when it all really started for me. 51 now and haven't bought a bottle in two years, cellar is down to just ov...
by Joe Hauck
November 20th, 2017, 12:52 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Rye
Replies: 338
Views: 30834

Rye

Scott Butler wrote:Just FYI in case you like it, the High West A Midwinter Nights Dram is hitting the shelves, great stuff. Very limited release, I found one for $84 and am very pleased.
I was able to score a bottle this weekend. This is going much faster than I've seen in the past.
by Joe Hauck
October 17th, 2017, 4:46 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Daily drinker Scotches
Replies: 61
Views: 3135

Daily drinker Scotches

Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote:mine are Laphroaig 10, Aberlour 10, and Highland Park 12.
This, plus Caol Ila 12
by Joe Hauck
September 8th, 2017, 7:02 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Old Beer - Results
Replies: 103
Views: 7256

Old Beer - Results

Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote:recently had a 2014 RRBC "Supplication" that was good but on its downslope. Sweet spot for RRBC sours seems to be 1 - 2 years old.
I'm in big trouble then. I have a mixed case that goes back to the bottling codes, before the dating years.
by Joe Hauck
August 29th, 2017, 6:07 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16417
Views: 426444

What BEER are you drinking?

http://i.imgur.com/6H7md8gl.jpg PSA Value Alert * Mikkeller Brewing Co. San Diego. Windy Hill IPA. 7% ABV. This batch is hopped with Chinook and Columbus hops. Great new fresh batch of Windy Hill now on shelves, at my LBS it's $ 12 and change for a 4 pack of 16oz cans. This is a lovely cross pollin...
by Joe Hauck
August 26th, 2017, 7:12 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16417
Views: 426444

What BEER are you drinking?

Joe, let me know what you think of this one. We're up in Oakdale finishing up a couple schools and I brought a few growlers of monkish for everyone to enjoy tonight when we wrap, including more Atomically of course ! Cheers, Bud It's outstanding! The rest of this growler is going down during the LL...
by Joe Hauck
August 25th, 2017, 10:56 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16417
Views: 426444

What BEER are you drinking?

http://i.imgur.com/FLRxhsZl.jpg Monkish Brewing Co. Atomically, DIPA, 8.3% ABV. Hopped with Citra, Mosaic and Galaxy. Yet another previously can only beer easily available for growler fills, I really like that Henry is doing this regularly now with the core line-up. There are three iterations of th...
by Joe Hauck
August 24th, 2017, 10:10 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16417
Views: 426444

What BEER are you drinking?

http://i.imgur.com/FLRxhsZl.jpg Monkish Brewing Co. Atomically, DIPA, 8.3% ABV. Hopped with Citra, Mosaic and Galaxy. Yet another previously can only beer easily available for growler fills, I really like that Henry is doing this regularly now with the core line-up. There are three iterations of th...
by Joe Hauck
August 11th, 2017, 2:50 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Zalto Beer Glasses PSA
Replies: 27
Views: 2056

Zalto Beer Glasses PSA

Drats! Too late. I've been looking to get some nice beer glasses and I can't bring myself to pay the price for Teku glasses. just use a normal bordeaux stem. Why bother with those low rent teku glasses? I have these Zalto beer stems (and the speig ipa stems) but i always find myself reaching for my...
by Joe Hauck
August 8th, 2017, 5:23 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16417
Views: 426444

What BEER are you drinking?

Looks like we have lots of experts on brewing here. Good to know. The only thing that grinding the grains to flour consistency will get you is a stuck mash. If someone is adding flour during fermentation, why? This makes no sense. Charlie is mostly right. You generally dry-hop at the end of ferment...
by Joe Hauck
August 7th, 2017, 8:10 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16417
Views: 426444

What BEER are you drinking?

Bud, I grabbed a growler of that one, too. Like most Monkish DIPAs, however, I don't perceive a meaningful difference from most other Monkish DIPAs. Brian, we took my nephew and his GF to the Hollywood bowl last night, he's not a wine guy and loves Monkish so he asked me to bring a couple, so we ha...
by Joe Hauck
July 26th, 2017, 4:20 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16417
Views: 426444

What BEER are you drinking?

Drank several Indie Brewing Company IPA Del Rey over last week and was also able to score a 4 pack before heading home. LA locals, whats the deal with these guys?? Just about a perfect IPA for my palette. You don't call? [cry.gif] I haven't heard of them. I'll keep an eye out. Jason I wish I would ...
by Joe Hauck
July 24th, 2017, 6:45 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16417
Views: 426444

What BEER are you drinking?

Drank several Indie Brewing Company IPA Del Rey over last week and was also able to score a 4 pack before heading home. LA locals, whats the deal with these guys?? Just about a perfect IPA for my palette. Joe, they kinda get lost in the haze of breweries in and around LA/OC county that the new mone...
by Joe Hauck
July 24th, 2017, 4:03 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16417
Views: 426444

What BEER are you drinking?

Drank several Indie Brewing Company IPA Del Rey over last week and was also able to score a 4 pack before heading home. LA locals, whats the deal with these guys?? Just about a perfect IPA for my palette.
by Joe Hauck
July 23rd, 2017, 9:00 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Why is it taking so long to copy NE IPA.
Replies: 7
Views: 639

Why is it taking so long to copy NE IPA.

Different story here. Every local brewery has put out at least one version and usually several.
by Joe Hauck
July 19th, 2017, 9:59 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: A slightly different problem
Replies: 39
Views: 1949

A slightly different problem

I'd rather drink Coors Light or Stella than drink most of the dick-measuring-contest, lumber yard shavings tasting, "not double but triple hops!!" 9% alcohol craft beer these days. It's funny to me how diametrically opposite the board zeitgeist is about beer versus wine. Wine needs to be as low alc...
by Joe Hauck
July 15th, 2017, 2:18 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: A slightly different problem
Replies: 39
Views: 1949

A slightly different problem

My experience with the Coors Light crowd is they don't want any part of the craft beer scene. You'll hear words like hipster, and fru fru. That's their bad. I always just bring my own and offer it to anyone to try.
by Joe Hauck
July 12th, 2017, 6:27 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Single Malt Scotch v Bourbon
Replies: 5
Views: 630

Single Malt Scotch v Bourbon

I love the 4R LESB and also love most barrel strength bourbons. I think it's just a style that doesn't appeal to you. Try watering it back to your liking.
by Joe Hauck
June 29th, 2017, 7:52 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16417
Views: 426444

What BEER are you drinking?

I had a few from Second Self in Atlanta Saturday night. Their Margarita in Gose canned earlier that day was tart and tasty, with a little saltiness, a refreshing summer brew. The Manic Pixie Dream Beer #1, a Russian Imperial Oatmeal Stout aged for 11 months in BLiS bourbon-maple-syrup barrels, is a...
by Joe Hauck
June 15th, 2017, 5:16 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: A beer geek friend sent me a case
Replies: 24
Views: 1216

A beer geek friend sent me a case

Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote:I love the move to the smaller bottles for Parabola.

Stickee Monkee is a Barleywine, right? I think that's just not a very popular style.
C'mon dude, It's a Central Coast Quad! It's also effen' delicious!!
by Joe Hauck
June 14th, 2017, 5:04 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: A beer geek friend sent me a case
Replies: 24
Views: 1216

A beer geek friend sent me a case

Parabola seems to be *widely* available this year. I bought four bottles the first time I saw it, not realizing how easy it would be to obtain. Did they permanently expand production of that one? (the brewed it at Boulevard brewing this year). The move to single serving bottles makes it look like t...
by Joe Hauck
June 9th, 2017, 2:37 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16417
Views: 426444

What BEER are you drinking?

It was in perfect shape.
by Joe Hauck
June 8th, 2017, 6:26 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16417
Views: 426444

What BEER are you drinking?

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I'll join you with this one, Bud. It is surprisingly dry and reminds me a lot of Prairie Americana.
by Joe Hauck
May 31st, 2017, 7:50 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Naja’s: Intrepid Beers in D major; an ongoing saga
Replies: 61
Views: 5122

Naja’s: Intrepid Beers in D major; an ongoing saga

attended the ongoing IPA fest Sunday night. Hazy IPAs are making incredible in-roads into the West Coast scene. Societe - "Dandy" IPA: lemon/orange citrus-dominated W. Coast IPA. My favorite out of the Societe stable. Societe - "Apprentice" IPA: more traditional W. Coast IPA: piney and floral and b...
by Joe Hauck
March 12th, 2017, 1:03 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16417
Views: 426444

What BEER are you drinking?

http://i.imgur.com/HtdIsmxl.jpg Modern Times Beer Co. Dymaxiom Pale Ale. 6.2% ABV. Riwaka, Motueka, and other experimental NZ hops. Another brand new beer from MT. This pours a hazy yellow color with a half inch of fluffy bright white head. The nose is tangerine juice, kiwi fruit, passion fruit and...
by Joe Hauck
March 6th, 2017, 8:18 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What beer do you buy by the case
Replies: 29
Views: 2228

What beer do you buy by the case

Lagunitas Westified.
by Joe Hauck
January 16th, 2017, 12:12 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16417
Views: 426444

What BEER are you drinking?

I liked last years Pure Hoppines, but this years batch is just bad. It's a shame as it was always my favorite from the Alpine lineup. Charlie is right, PH was never fruity.
by Joe Hauck
January 7th, 2017, 2:37 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: 1979 Adelphi Ardbeg.
Replies: 10
Views: 757

1979 Adelphi Ardbeg.

I would also add, Where in hell can you find Uigeadail for under $60?
by Joe Hauck
December 28th, 2016, 6:50 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3465
Views: 189118

The Bourbon Thread

Don't tell anyone about the Pikesville Rye. We need to keep the prices where they are. Great stuff!
by Joe Hauck
December 24th, 2016, 1:24 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16417
Views: 426444

What BEER are you drinking?

Back yesterday from taking my kids to Vegas for the first time. Wife and I made sure to pack some much needed liquid sustenance to keep up with them. Plowed thru the following while we were there: RRBC STS Pils RRBC Pliny the Elder Lawson's Sip of Sunshine Lawson's Super Session #2 The Alchemist He...
by Joe Hauck
November 17th, 2016, 6:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 Boislauzon - Châteauneuf-du-Pape "Cuvée du Quet" (France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, CdP)
Replies: 11
Views: 314

TN: 2006 Boislauzon - Châteauneuf-du-Pape "Cuvée du Quet" (France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, CdP)

Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote:the regular CdP is no slouch, either, Joe.
I'll have to open one soon. Last check-in was 2009, a dark tannic beast to say the least.
by Joe Hauck
October 28th, 2016, 5:04 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16417
Views: 426444

What BEER are you drinking?

http://i.imgur.com/b0HiQ10l.jpg Lagunitas Born Yesterday Unfiltered Fresh Hop Pale Ale. 7% ABV, Mosaic Amarillo Equinox and other special varieties. Bottled and shipped the same day to retailers, hence the name. As fresh as it gets. Hoppy fragrant is an understatement, one of the best smelling PAs ...
by Joe Hauck
October 17th, 2016, 1:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Copain Syrah Hawks Butte Vineyard
Replies: 26
Views: 925

TN: 2009 Copain Syrah Hawks Butte Vineyard

Sounds great! I have three left and will get into one soon.
by Joe Hauck
September 30th, 2016, 9:08 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Is the West Coast IPA Dead ?
Replies: 28
Views: 1379

Is the West Coast IPA Dead ?

Being in the Midwest I've never had a dog in this fight, but I've never cared for the aggressive West Coast IPA style. But then we don't have access to what would be considered the prime examples of NE style either, so hard to compare. I don't drink a lot of IPAs at all, but if I do then Michigan b...
by Joe Hauck
September 29th, 2016, 4:26 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Is the West Coast IPA Dead ?
Replies: 28
Views: 1379

Is the West Coast IPA Dead ?

Not for me. I'm sure i'm the outlier here, but I don't really care for the NE style. They're nice for a change of pace once in a while, but I'm a almost everyday West Coast drinker. I know a lot of guys here feel it's just too bitter, but a nice balanced West coast IPA with limited malt is just so r...
by Joe Hauck
August 26th, 2016, 5:36 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Rye
Replies: 338
Views: 30834

Rye

Anyone tried any of the Redemption Barrel proof bottlings? I just picked up the 8yr. and have heard nothing but good things.
by Joe Hauck
August 23rd, 2016, 6:03 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16417
Views: 426444

What BEER are you drinking?

It's Avocado flower honey, Bud. I thought it was pretty good, but a little too stickie for me.
by Joe Hauck
August 20th, 2016, 7:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Styrofoam shippers Las Vegas strip
Replies: 5
Views: 538

Styrofoam shippers Las Vegas strip

How many do you need?
by Joe Hauck
August 3rd, 2016, 8:17 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16417
Views: 426444

What BEER are you drinking?

Andrew Kotowski wrote:RRB Consecration is everything I've imagined racoon urine to taste like.

All those big stouts have fried your tastebuds. neener
by Joe Hauck
July 21st, 2016, 9:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Few Recent Rieslings
Replies: 17
Views: 866

A Few Recent Rieslings

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