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by Joe Hauck
August 27th, 2015, 5:22 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Copain Retrospective--Saturday, 9/19--my house in the OC
Replies: 59
Views: 2277

Copain Retrospective--Saturday, 9/19--my house in the OC

This is very tempting.........
by Joe Hauck
August 27th, 2015, 5:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Copain Syrah Hawks Butte Vineyard
Replies: 22
Views: 1539

TN: 2007 Copain Syrah Hawks Butte Vineyard

Looks my beer drinking career has paid off in more ways than one. I have a slew of these and many more '07's to look forward to now.
by Joe Hauck
July 31st, 2015, 8:45 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Allegash Curieux at Costco
Replies: 12
Views: 944

Allegash Curieux at Costco

It is not a sour beer. Belgian Tripel. It's been a few years since I've drank one, but going on memory it's a nice beer. The bourbon doesn't add much, but there's some nice Vanilla/coconut from the barrels, fruity esters, hoppy spiciness, candied sugar. The bourbon barrels and hops keep it drier on ...
by Joe Hauck
July 30th, 2015, 6:02 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Allegash Curieux at Costco
Replies: 12
Views: 944

Allegash Curieux at Costco

John Liotta wrote:People still buy it. Its delicious. People that only chase Whales suck.
I see a lot of those guys here. [wow.gif]

I agree!
by Joe Hauck
July 17th, 2015, 7:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How Often Do You Drink Stickies?
Replies: 43
Views: 1495

How Often Do You Drink Stickies?

About once a month. I'll drink a 1/2 bottle over a couple of nights.
by Joe Hauck
June 2nd, 2015, 5:59 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16237
Views: 399339

What BEER are you drinking?

ClarkstonMark wrote:
Joe Hauck wrote:Don't you guys get Prima Pils?
We do in MI. And I love Prima Pils. Pretty sure it is available in CA as well, of that is where you directed this question.
Yeah, it was directed at Brian and Jason. Thanks, it seems to get good distro.
by Joe Hauck
June 2nd, 2015, 12:42 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16237
Views: 399339

What BEER are you drinking?

Don't you guys get Prima Pils?
by Joe Hauck
May 17th, 2015, 7:22 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Sour beer offline May 20th (IN LA) 7PM AT ELITE
Replies: 55
Views: 2844

Sour beer offline May 20th (IN LA)

Wish I had a chance to be around for this. I'll just try and have my own little offline for one. Enjoy guys!
by Joe Hauck
March 23rd, 2015, 9:07 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Ballast Point
Replies: 38
Views: 2252

Ballast Point

Sculpin is only good fresh or on tap. I like the Habanero, but thought the Grapefruit was lacking a little punch.
by Joe Hauck
March 21st, 2015, 5:05 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16237
Views: 399339

What BEER are you drinking?

Consecration Batch 008 - I can't load the bottle log page, but I think this is from '11 or '12. The newer bottles are all dated and I have some with '13 dates so I'm not sure. Damn good though as usual.
by Joe Hauck
February 23rd, 2015, 4:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: As I sit here contemplating new purchases, I am glad to be realizing....I don't need them...
Replies: 30
Views: 2372

As I sit here contemplating new purchases, I am glad to be realizing....I don't need them...

Changing of the guard? Someone will clearly come along to take our place in this wicked game.
by Joe Hauck
February 23rd, 2015, 4:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Hundred Acre the Ed Hardy of Wine?
Replies: 10
Views: 963

Is Hundred Acre the Ed Hardy of Wine?

In my town, yes.
by Joe Hauck
February 12th, 2015, 5:30 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What are you BUYING?
Replies: 1215
Views: 50722

What are you BUYING?

Stopped into Alpine for lunch today. At 12:45pm there was one person in the brewery. There are fresh bottles of Exponential Hoppiness, Nelson, Duet, and Pure Hoppiness, I have never seen this, and there was plenty of bottles of Expo still. Bad Boy and Expo on tap in the pub. Needless to say I stock...
by Joe Hauck
February 12th, 2015, 4:28 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16237
Views: 399339

What BEER are you drinking?

Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote:Had a 1/7/15 Swami's last night. It appears that the new year has brought a (slightly) new can design:
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Just got some 1-27-15 cans in today. Stellar as usual!
by Joe Hauck
February 11th, 2015, 6:24 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16237
Views: 399339

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

If any of you guys find these, I would be happy to work something out to get my hands on them. Jason, any chance you'll be lugging some back with you from Portland? I'll email Mike Reis. Joe, I probably will, unless they get drank during my week up there. I thought Rick shipped too but maybe not. I...
by Joe Hauck
February 10th, 2015, 6:52 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16237
Views: 399339

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Yeah! We're number 1! BTW, we just sent another 25 cases of Pils (along with some other beers) down to California. Where in CA? There are several places in Socal that get it. You can contact Mike Reis (reis@lvbev.com) at my distributor, and he'll let you know of any places near you. If any of you g...
by Joe Hauck
January 22nd, 2015, 5:24 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16237
Views: 399339

What BEER are you drinking?

Nolan E wrote:11/26, actually. I thought it was late December.

I picked it up at BeerCraft in Rohnert Park.
We keep getting tons of 11/26 here and it's still great. Might be the quintessential West Coast IPA.
by Joe Hauck
January 22nd, 2015, 5:19 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Beers to look for in London
Replies: 11
Views: 814

Beers to look for in London

I can attest to the Kernel (thanks to BG) . If these made their way across the pond they would be huge.
by Joe Hauck
January 20th, 2015, 1:06 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16237
Views: 399339

What BEER are you drinking?

Jason Hagen wrote:Nice. A lot of Hopslam haters here. It has been years and years since I have had one.

Jason
Not necessarily a hater, but it's so damn sweet and malty that I can hardly finish a bottle. Polar opposite of West coast style.
by Joe Hauck
January 17th, 2015, 1:26 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16237
Views: 399339

What BEER are you drinking?

My guess would be Duet.
by Joe Hauck
January 13th, 2015, 6:37 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16237
Views: 399339

What BEER are you drinking?

That's good news. Thanks Sean.
by Joe Hauck
January 13th, 2015, 4:28 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16237
Views: 399339

What BEER are you drinking?

A couple of new SN beers over the last couple of days.... Beer Camp Hoppy Lager- This is a re-make of the Ballast Point collab from the Summer Beer Camp pack. I loved this and burned thru the whole sixer that I bought last Thursday. Crisp, fresh, and loaded with whole cone earthy hops. Nooner Pilsne...
by Joe Hauck
January 10th, 2015, 7:04 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16237
Views: 399339

What BEER are you drinking?

John Liotta wrote: Looks like I'll be out in Vegas in early Feb., let me know where I should check out the retail selection. And this time we should try and get together!
I'll be in touch. [thumbs-up.gif]
by Joe Hauck
January 9th, 2015, 6:33 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16237
Views: 399339

What BEER are you drinking?

Shelves here in Vegas are still full of Abyss. I picked up 2 when it was first released and have since added 2 more. I was in two separate shops today and noticed both had tons of bottles on the shelf. Prices have also been great this year- $16.99 On a separate note: these are so much better with ab...
by Joe Hauck
January 7th, 2015, 1:52 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Ethics Question Regarding Rating Your Product
Replies: 22
Views: 1756

Ethics Question Regarding Rating Your Product

I've wondered why I have never seen you post one of the beers on Untappd, but figured this was the reason. I don't see a problem with it as long as you disclose your affiliation or just don't score it. There is a local brewer here who posts his beers everyday on Untappd with comments like.... Amazin...
by Joe Hauck
January 5th, 2015, 6:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Budgeting for Wine - how do you do it?
Replies: 66
Views: 2413

Budgeting for Wine - how do you do it?

1. If you're on any mailers drop them. 2. Stop visiting this place. 3. Start drinking craft beer. I don't think there's much savings moving from wine to craft beer...bro. I beg to differ. It's also a great way to let your age worthy wines age. I want to add some sort of bro-worthy comment, but I'm ...
by Joe Hauck
January 5th, 2015, 6:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Budgeting for Wine - how do you do it?
Replies: 66
Views: 2413

Budgeting for Wine - how do you do it?

1. If you're on any mailers drop them.
2. Stop visiting this place.
3. Start drinking craft beer.
by Joe Hauck
January 2nd, 2015, 6:50 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Beer Hoarder or Drinker
Replies: 16
Views: 1039

Beer Hoarder or Drinker

James, I feel your pain, man. I buy at least one cellarable beer per week.
by Joe Hauck
January 2nd, 2015, 4:54 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Beer Hoarder or Drinker
Replies: 16
Views: 1039

Beer Hoarder or Drinker

I may be a hoarder, but as John replied... who cares the stuff isn't breaking the bank. I'm pretty good at keeping my hands off stuff I want to age simply because I'll buy multiple bottles and just drink one now. I also like to keep verticals going of barrel aged stouts and barley wines, so that hel...
by Joe Hauck
December 29th, 2014, 6:39 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Glenmorangie Nectar D'Or
Replies: 15
Views: 1258

Re: Glenmorangie Nectar D'Or

It means I tell people asking for 18 year old Macallan (which may BE the Silver Oak of malts) to try it and they turn in to junkies for it both on taste and the fact that it is half the price. Plus, my feelings on LVMH in general are well known and I NEVER push their stuff but there's no denying th...
by Joe Hauck
December 23rd, 2014, 8:53 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What are you BUYING?
Replies: 1215
Views: 50722

What are you BUYING?

Dustin Buchko wrote:
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Had these show up the other day. Drank the Hose last night, amazing. I am greatly indebted to my friend in Oregon.
That is a fantastic haul! Courtney I assume. [wow.gif]
by Joe Hauck
December 23rd, 2014, 8:50 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Second release of Unapologetic IPA?
Replies: 4
Views: 355

Second release of Unapologetic IPA?

Old stock for sure.
by Joe Hauck
December 22nd, 2014, 5:13 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16237
Views: 399339

What BEER are you drinking?

Ballast Point - Habanero Sculpin IPA I thought this was very good. The heat does sneak-up on you, and it's probably a solid medium as far as heat level is concerned. The base IPA comes through quite clearly, too, with lots of citrusy hops on the Nose and Palate. 7% abv. My friend and I both liked t...
by Joe Hauck
December 22nd, 2014, 5:11 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16237
Views: 399339

What BEER are you drinking?

Had my first one in a while yesterday, Bud. When I saw it was only 7 days young I grabbed a couple. It seams over the last few months Pliny was showing up with some good age on it [wow.gif] With so many other great breweries like BW, Noble, Alpine, and Societe that I can get pretty easily passing o...
by Joe Hauck
December 21st, 2014, 4:11 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16237
Views: 399339

What BEER are you drinking?

Had my first one in a while yesterday, Bud.
by Joe Hauck
December 21st, 2014, 7:24 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3395
Views: 179768

The Bourbon Thread

Nice Joe. Tonight some pours of a 2005 Eagle Rare 17 I picked up in a recent trade. One of my favorites and in my opinion, the most underrated of the BTAC. That being said, secondary market prices are still ridiculous... I just opened this bottle tonight and had bought it on release. Your post intr...
by Joe Hauck
December 20th, 2014, 6:27 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3395
Views: 179768

The Bourbon Thread

2011 Eagle Rare 17
by Joe Hauck
December 19th, 2014, 6:36 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: St Bernardus 12 - Lifespan?
Replies: 4
Views: 422

St Bernardus 12 - Lifespan?

James is correct. I have a couple of St. Bernies with 5 and 6 years on them that I'm looking forward to drinking this coming week.
by Joe Hauck
December 18th, 2014, 4:24 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Farmhouse or Saison ale recs
Replies: 215
Views: 10299

Farmhouse or Saison ale recs

Ha, I forgot to add the smiley at the end. Cheers Michael!
by Joe Hauck
December 17th, 2014, 6:21 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Farmhouse or Saison ale recs
Replies: 215
Views: 10299

Farmhouse or Saison ale recs

Is this actually a Saison? I ask because Stone's Saison was probably the most repulsive thing I've had to drink in ages. Drank several of these out at the pool over the Summer and thought it was decent. Are you a Saison fan? Yes. I know Saison. I drink Saison. That, sir, is no Saison. Way too much ...
by Joe Hauck
December 15th, 2014, 5:10 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16237
Views: 399339

What BEER are you drinking?

2011 Jolly Pumpkin - Noel de Calabaza My first of three bottles I've been ageing. I thought it was good, but the three years of age have definitely taken much of its tart edge away. Like I said, good, but past peak. Will drink my other two bottles soon --- hopefully I'll have an opportunity to shar...
by Joe Hauck
December 14th, 2014, 8:46 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16237
Views: 399339

What BEER are you drinking?

Jason Hagen wrote:
Joe Hauck wrote:Stick with the sours, Jason. I've never had a bad sour bottle.

Hah! Except for the cases upon cases of flat Oude Tart.... which they never owned up to. [wow.gif]
Ha, totally forgot about that. It was gross!
by Joe Hauck
December 13th, 2014, 3:46 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Farmhouse or Saison ale recs
Replies: 215
Views: 10299

Farmhouse or Saison ale recs

Michael Powers wrote:Is this actually a Saison? I ask because Stone's Saison was probably the most repulsive thing I've had to drink in ages.
Drank several of these out at the pool over the Summer and thought it was decent. Are you a Saison fan?
by Joe Hauck
December 13th, 2014, 3:40 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3395
Views: 179768

The Bourbon Thread

Dug to the back of the cabinet last night for something I haven't had in a while- High West Rendezvous Rye.
by Joe Hauck
December 13th, 2014, 1:40 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16237
Views: 399339

What BEER are you drinking?

Stick with the sours, Jason. I've never had a bad sour bottle.
by Joe Hauck
December 12th, 2014, 5:20 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Beer of the year...
Replies: 25
Views: 1664

Beer of the year...

My beer of the year is the same as last year- Cascade Sang Noir.
by Joe Hauck
December 11th, 2014, 6:10 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Beachwood Lunch (long beach) this thursday (12/11).
Replies: 8
Views: 485

Beachwood Lunch (long beach) this thursday (12/11).

Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote:I'd love to, Charlie, but tmrw is not going to work for me. I have to run to my offsite up in your neck of the woods, then have to hustle back to Culver to get some beer in the mail before going to Redondo to pickup my kid from daycare.
Tough life! neener
by Joe Hauck
November 25th, 2014, 5:25 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16237
Views: 399339

What BEER are you drinking?

John Styrnol wrote:Hair of the Dog makes some really good brews.

Cheers!
Thanks for the reminder. I have a couple older Cherry Adam from the Wood that I need to pull out of the cellar. They're probably under carb'd though.
by Joe Hauck
November 24th, 2014, 6:38 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16237
Views: 399339

What BEER are you drinking?

Agreed Bud. Still have one of each batch, gonna compare head to head soon. Thought the 12.26.14 was much more expressive and dank. I checked out their website on this last batch Joe, I think it is going to over 40 states so probably a huge batch, my theory is they had a big surplus of hops due to h...
by Joe Hauck
November 24th, 2014, 6:26 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16237
Views: 399339

What BEER are you drinking?

http://i.imgur.com/oopUxApl.jpg Night and Day between this and the Enjoy By 12.5.14 release. Much more pungency on the nose and much more tropical fruits and ripe stone fruits in the flavor profile. A really good batch. Cheers, Bud I was starting to worry that you So. Cal. boys were getting too spo...

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