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Title: Mega Beer Thread
Post by: phisherman_77 on March 07, 2013, 10:03:47 AM
We were talking beer in the Old Pike forum, figured it'd be nice to have a beer thread in the general forum.

Ready, set, go!

Did anyone else know that Jack Lowe loves Bell's beer?
Title: Re: Mega Beer Thread
Post by: Utz on March 07, 2013, 10:14:55 AM
Just talkin about how much Lagunitas Sucks is all up in my beer radar right now.

Tried the New Belgie Rampant last night.  for 8.5% it hardly feels like you're drinkin a straight up IPA
Title: Re: Mega Beer Thread
Post by: phisherman_77 on March 07, 2013, 10:16:54 AM
Sucks is my favorite Lagunitas product by far.  I think it stands right up there with Hopslam.

But it's no Zombie Dust.
Title: Re: Mega Beer Thread
Post by: Kevin Montgomery on March 07, 2013, 10:23:28 AM
I was aware of Jack's love for Bell's...

Personally, I don't discriminate....  I love beer... 8)

Rusty Bucket from the Brandon Brewery (http://www.brandonbrewery.co.uk/bottles.php) is a current favorite of mine. Too bad one has to go all the way to Suffolk, UK to get it.   :(
Title: Re: Mega Beer Thread
Post by: phisherman_77 on March 07, 2013, 10:38:59 AM

Personally, I don't discriminate....  I love beer... 8)


That's what I like about you Kevin!  Why didn't you bring back some rusty bucket for the rest of us?
Title: Re: Mega Beer Thread
Post by: robm on March 07, 2013, 10:57:59 AM
I brew the beer I drink!
Title: Re: Mega Beer Thread
Post by: phisherman_77 on March 07, 2013, 11:00:33 AM
Speaking of Beer love....I am currently at 13 complete tours plus 74 beers into the 4th at Old Chicago's.....mmmm beeeeerrrrrr

That's putting in some work.
Title: Re: Mega Beer Thread
Post by: The Bird Father on March 07, 2013, 11:05:52 AM
Speaking of Beer love....I am currently at 13 complete tours plus 74 beers into the 4th at Old Chicago's.....mmmm beeeeerrrrrr

That's putting in some work.

Started my first tour card in 2001....so averaged a little over a tour (110) per year.

I can't really pick a definite favorite either....it's all good!
Title: Re: Mega Beer Thread
Post by: phisherman_77 on March 07, 2013, 11:15:57 AM
Equal opportunity beer drinker, nothing wrong with that. 
Title: Re: Mega Beer Thread
Post by: ekolk on March 07, 2013, 11:36:25 AM
Guiness Smurf, where are you? Dr. Beer (Oldham) can surely hop us up with some beer levity.
Title: Re: Mega Beer Thread
Post by: Kevin Montgomery on March 07, 2013, 11:38:02 AM

Personally, I don't discriminate....  I love beer... 8)


That's what I like about you Kevin!  Why didn't you bring back some rusty bucket for the rest of us?

I was drinking it on tap at the Brandon Ram Free House. I didn't know it was available in a bottle until I got back here and went to their website. Besides, I don't think they'd have let me bring beer back on the plane, so I brought Scotch.  8)
Title: Re: Mega Beer Thread
Post by: phisherman_77 on March 07, 2013, 11:40:29 AM
You can put beer in your checked bags for most international flights.  I have a friend in the UK that mules stuff here for me occasionally and he will just wrap it up in his checked bags.
Title: Re: Mega Beer Thread
Post by: AdamC on March 07, 2013, 11:56:31 AM
I actually thought this years bottled Hop Slam was on par with last years, and it's still probably my favorite seasonal.  However, I wasn't real impressed with it on tap down at Flying Saucer.  I did have a cold at the time, so there's that.  I would agree with Palmer though that Double Jack ranks right up there with it, minus the honey.   

I've been getting into imperial stouts lately, and my latest love affair is the bourbon barrel-aged from Schlafly.   http://schlafly.com/beers/styles/bourbon-barrel-aged-imperial-stout/ (http://schlafly.com/beers/styles/bourbon-barrel-aged-imperial-stout/)  Drinks similar to last years Rye On Rye for me.  I honestly wasn't real hot with Schlafly in general, but between this and their T-IPA they are slowly becoming a label I look for when browsing through the coolers. 

When can we expect KBS to come in?
Title: Re: Mega Beer Thread
Post by: Kevin Montgomery on March 07, 2013, 12:09:50 PM
You can put beer in your checked bags for most international flights.  I have a friend in the UK that mules stuff here for me occasionally and he will just wrap it up in his checked bags.

I did have to put the Scotch in my checked bag once I got to Chicago for the trip to KC. But from Heathrow to Chicago I was allowed to carry it on. I'm quite happy with the Scotch I brought back but if I make it over there again, which I hope to do next year, I will look into bringing beer back instead. I know there are limits to what is allowed so I will just have to see what the max is and load up.
Title: Re: Mega Beer Thread
Post by: ian on March 07, 2013, 01:31:09 PM
Opened my Firestone Walker Parabola from 2011 the other day. Amazing is all I have to say about it.
Title: Re: Mega Beer Thread
Post by: phisherman_77 on March 07, 2013, 01:40:19 PM
I actually thought this years bottled Hop Slam was on par with last years, and it's still probably my favorite seasonal.  However, I wasn't real impressed with it on tap down at Flying Saucer.  I did have a cold at the time, so there's that.  I would agree with Palmer though that Double Jack ranks right up there with it, minus the honey.   

I've been getting into imperial stouts lately, and my latest love affair is the bourbon barrel-aged from Schlafly.   http://schlafly.com/beers/styles/bourbon-barrel-aged-imperial-stout/ (http://schlafly.com/beers/styles/bourbon-barrel-aged-imperial-stout/)  Drinks similar to last years Rye On Rye for me.  I honestly wasn't real hot with Schlafly in general, but between this and their T-IPA they are slowly becoming a label I look for when browsing through the coolers. 

When can we expect KBS to come in?

KBS's release date is 3/30, I'd say mid-April for arrivals here.  Will anyone actually get any?  Good question.  I think I got one 4 pack last year and thought I was lucky to get that.  I've been more partial lately to Founder's Imperial Stout; not nearly as "rare/sought after" and pretty similar quality-wise, minus the bourbon barrel aging of course.

Schlafly's barrel aged stuff is all good; I've got and tried multiple vintages of the Stout and Barleywine and they've all been fantastic.  The Stout particularly has a bit of coconut flavor that just plays so well with the rest of the beer's roasty flavors.

My latest find has been Santa Fe's Kickin' Chicken Bourbon Barrel Aged Barleywine.  It's infected as all get out with some nice sour lacto bugs and has developed a nice sourness.  It's debatable on whether or not the infection is intentional, but it's hard to deny.  It changes the barleywine to something VERY similar to Boulevard's Bourbon Barrel Quad with a couple of years of aging on it.
Title: Re: Mega Beer Thread
Post by: phisherman_77 on March 07, 2013, 01:42:06 PM
Opened my Firestone Walker Parabola from 2011 the other day. Amazing is all I have to say about it.

I've set my mind now to quit aging Firestone Walker stuff, other than the Anniversary Ales.  Part of what makes Parabola and Sucaba is the sweetness from the barrel aging and as both of them age, the barrel character fades big time.  I had 2011 Abacus and Parabola both recently and they were both almost too sweet for me in comparison to their non-aged counterparts.
Title: Re: Mega Beer Thread
Post by: GuinnessSmurf on March 07, 2013, 02:21:48 PM
Beer is awful.   I don't touch the stuff.  http://www.ryanoldham.com/beer/?page=reviews (http://www.ryanoldham.com/beer/?page=reviews)

The E-man calling me out.   
Title: Re: Mega Beer Thread
Post by: dan howard on March 07, 2013, 04:03:31 PM
Stiles shared a Boulevard Smokestack Rye on Rye with myself and Ekolk recently.  What a potent heady beer.  It hits your palette and tastes like the whiskey barrels it was aged in more than beer, but then you get the nice hop finish.  Great brew!
Title: Re: Mega Beer Thread
Post by: Kevin Montgomery on March 07, 2013, 04:17:06 PM
You guys and all yer highfalutin beers....  Here's where it's at right here....


http://youtu.be/Ps-9L0-NOus (http://youtu.be/Ps-9L0-NOus)
Title: Re: Mega Beer Thread
Post by: jack on March 07, 2013, 04:58:32 PM
From the land of sky blue waters....Watersss...comes the beer refreshing, Hamms the beer refreshing....

K-Mont just ship yourself back some next time!
Title: Re: Mega Beer Thread
Post by: Mick on March 07, 2013, 05:19:17 PM
I'm a brewer, all grain but when I drink off the shelf I drink what fits the mold. I really like porters and browns although I make a killer honey wheat ( high octane).  Have always like Odell's 90 Shilling, went to the brewery last summer, cool place.

Oh and free beer is always the best  ;D
Title: Re: Mega Beer Thread
Post by: phisherman_77 on March 07, 2013, 05:31:57 PM
Stiles shared a Boulevard Smokestack Rye on Rye with myself and Ekolk recently.  What a potent heady beer.  It hits your palette and tastes like the whiskey barrels it was aged in more than beer, but then you get the nice hop finish.  Great brew!

Rye on Rye is one of my favorites.  Such a smooth, but potent, sipper!
Title: Re: Mega Beer Thread
Post by: Mike Hyzer on March 07, 2013, 06:43:05 PM
This thread is just like the music threads on here; Basically, a contest to see who can name the most obscure sh1t with the hopes that most people haven't heard of it, in order to come across as interesting, original, and as non-conforming as possible. I'm gonna go chug some High Life and listen to the radio now... ;D
Title: Re: Mega Beer Thread
Post by: phisherman_77 on March 07, 2013, 07:07:38 PM
Surprise, surprise, negative post about *insert any topic here* from Hyzer...  ;D
Title: Re: Mega Beer Thread
Post by: Lander on March 07, 2013, 07:54:13 PM
Stone 12.21.12 was like eat the hops off a vine. 11 different varieties of hops (Calypso, Super Galena, Simcoe, Delta, Target, Amarillo, Motueka, Citra, Cascade, New Zealand Nelson Sauvin, and Australian Galaxy) and a 35-day package-to-drink cycle which gave it its super fresh taste. ABV: 9.4% IBU 88
Title: Re: Mega Beer Thread
Post by: jack on March 08, 2013, 07:25:52 AM
....a contest to see who can name the most obscure sh1t ....

Hamms is obscure?
Title: Re: Mega Beer Thread
Post by: Mike Hyzer on March 08, 2013, 07:36:58 AM
Surprise, surprise, negative post about *insert any topic here* from Hyzer...  ;D

It wasn't negative, it was positive. An affirmation. If I wanted to be negative, I'd join in on the beer snobbing, Brian.:D
Title: Re: Mega Beer Thread
Post by: phisherman_77 on March 08, 2013, 08:14:04 AM
Jack's right, High Life isn't so obscure.

You should join in on the beer snobbing Keizer.  It's fun.  The world of beer is far more vast than American adjunct lagers made by the big 3.  Ever try a Boulevard Pilsner?
Title: Re: Mega Beer Thread
Post by: Mike Hyzer on March 08, 2013, 08:38:17 AM
Jack's right, High Life isn't so obscure.

You should join in on the beer snobbing Keizer.  It's fun.  The world of beer is far more vast than American adjunct lagers made by the big 3.  Ever try a Boulevard Pilsner?

I know dude, but it's even more fun to mess with you. If it were up to me, I'd be enjoying trying a new brew I'd never heard of prior, but I am on a High Life budget right now. :'(
Title: Re: Mega Beer Thread
Post by: phisherman_77 on March 08, 2013, 08:46:29 AM
Jack's right, High Life isn't so obscure.

You should join in on the beer snobbing Keizer.  It's fun.  The world of beer is far more vast than American adjunct lagers made by the big 3.  Ever try a Boulevard Pilsner?

I know dude, but it's even more fun to mess with you. If it were up to me, I'd be enjoying trying a new brew I'd never heard of prior, but I am on a High Life budget right now. :'(

Just meet me on the course, I'll take care of the beers.
Title: Re: Mega Beer Thread
Post by: jack on March 08, 2013, 09:23:02 AM
High Life is my favorite Domestic swill....it is the Champagne of beer...and...
We'll be back in the high life again
All the doors I closed one time will open up again
We'll be back in the high life again
All the eyes that watched us once will smile and take us in
And we'll drink and dance with one hand free
And have the world so easily
And oh we'll be a sight to see
Back in the high life again
Title: Re: Mega Beer Thread
Post by: phisherman_77 on March 08, 2013, 09:28:06 AM
Now post the Bell's song.

Come on, I know you've got one.
Title: Re: Mega Beer Thread
Post by: andyportwood on March 08, 2013, 09:35:09 AM
High Life is my favorite Domestic swill....it is the Champagne of beer...and...
We'll be back in the high life again
All the doors I closed one time will open up again
We'll be back in the high life again
All the eyes that watched us once will smile and take us in
And we'll drink and dance with one hand free
And have the world so easily
And oh we'll be a sight to see
Back in the high life again

Look at Jack! Breaking out with Steve Winwood.  ;D
Title: Re: Mega Beer Thread
Post by: Mike Hyzer on March 08, 2013, 09:39:18 AM
Now post the Bell's song.

Come on, I know you've got one.

Won't drink no Budweiser, won't drink Bud Light
Nobody's drinkin' Miller Lite
Two Hearted Ale, it just goes down so well
We're gonna drink some, gonna drink some

Bell's Bell's!
You got me drinkin' Bell's Bell's!
 
8)
Title: Re: Mega Beer Thread
Post by: jamidanger on March 08, 2013, 09:55:15 AM
http://youtu.be/S1xicVRrgCc (http://youtu.be/S1xicVRrgCc)
Title: Re: Mega Beer Thread
Post by: phisherman_77 on March 08, 2013, 11:40:04 AM
Just got an e-mail letting me know that Stone Enjoy By 4/20/13 is coming to MO.  Bottled on 3/15, enjoy by or on 4/20!
Title: Re: Mega Beer Thread
Post by: GuinnessSmurf on March 12, 2013, 09:26:39 AM
Now post the Bell's song.

Come on, I know you've got one.

I'll work on this.   I'm visiting their brewery this weekend with my trio.   Maybe they'll let us perform our Bell's song for them.  hahaha
Title: Re: Mega Beer Thread
Post by: jack on March 12, 2013, 02:43:28 PM
LOVE BELLS!  Enjoy the eccentricity of it!
Title: Re: Mega Beer Thread
Post by: phisherman_77 on March 12, 2013, 03:15:11 PM
Get as much Black Note as you can, if any.
Title: Re: Mega Beer Thread
Post by: AdamC on April 02, 2013, 01:42:02 PM
Anyone have luck finding Founders KBS today?  Apparently I'm not part of the cool kids club at Gomers.  :'(
Title: Re: Mega Beer Thread
Post by: phisherman_77 on April 02, 2013, 02:41:33 PM
Anyone have luck finding Founders KBS today?  Apparently I'm not part of the cool kids club at Gomers.  :'(

Maybe....
Title: Re: Mega Beer Thread
Post by: phisherman_77 on April 12, 2013, 10:30:32 PM
Founders Old Curmudgeon.  That is all.  My god, this beer is glorious....and 10% ABV.   Oh yeah.
Title: Re: Mega Beer Thread
Post by: rickrose2007 on April 15, 2013, 10:12:15 AM
Everybody is naming all these crazy beers as I sit here thinking about Miller Lite...mmm
Title: Re: Mega Beer Thread
Post by: phisherman_77 on April 15, 2013, 10:54:49 AM
Everybody is naming all these crazy beers as I sit here thinking about Miller Lite...mmm

You can have all of that stuff you want.  I won't be trying to buy it before you!  ;)
Title: Re: Mega Beer Thread
Post by: Kevin Montgomery on April 15, 2013, 10:59:35 AM
I enjoy a cold Miller Lite. They got my business with the aluminum bottle. Great to be able to take a drink, put the lid on, stuff it in your bag and forget about it knowing it won't spill. But I'll pass it by for something from Green Flash any day.

At least we're not talking about being posers like those money grubbing Yankees..... (http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/04/14/177212938/beer-bust-yankees-rename-craft-beer-stand-at-stadium?utm_source=NPR&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=20130415)
Title: Re: Mega Beer Thread
Post by: robm on April 15, 2013, 11:03:03 AM
Good beers at GBO this weekend.  They had a Firkin on Saturday that was a Halcyon Wheat with additional Columbus & Cascade dry hopped and some bitter orange peel.
Then on Sunday they were pushing Halcyon through a Randal (hop back) with Cascade hops and a sliced up grapefruit.  Very tasty.
Title: Re: Mega Beer Thread
Post by: phisherman_77 on April 15, 2013, 11:30:28 AM
Randalling is a lot of fun.

I was a little bored with IPAs for a while and getting the mini-Randall kind of made me enjoy the style again.
Title: Re: Mega Beer Thread
Post by: Kevin Montgomery on April 15, 2013, 01:27:20 PM
The term "beer geeks" comes to mind. Is that a thing or did I just make it up?

I love beer and fancy myself to be bit of a connoisseur but some of you guys are on the next level. It's bad when you drink as much fine beer as I do but read a post like Rob's and have no idea what he's talking about for the most part. I had to look up randalling....  I could share it with other baffled beer drinkers but what fun is that...  ;D

It does sound like something I need to try...  8)
Title: Re: Mega Beer Thread
Post by: Utz on April 15, 2013, 01:53:01 PM
Rob, Did you get to taste the TallGrass not-yet-released IPA called Ethos?

That was tasty.
Title: Re: Mega Beer Thread
Post by: ekolk on April 15, 2013, 02:06:05 PM
Just got an e-mail letting me know that Stone Enjoy By 4/20/13 is coming to MO.  Bottled on 3/15, enjoy by or on 4/20!
I picked a bottle while in Colorado. I guess I have to drink it this week.
Title: Re: Mega Beer Thread
Post by: robm on April 15, 2013, 02:51:10 PM
Rob, Did you get to taste the TallGrass not-yet-released IPA called Ethos?

That was tasty.

Nope.  Jeff Gill was talking about it, but didn't know it was around anywhere.
Title: Re: Mega Beer Thread
Post by: Mike Hyzer on April 15, 2013, 03:16:51 PM
Good beers at GBO this weekend.  They had a Firkin on Saturday that was a Halcyon Wheat with additional Columbus & Cascade dry hopped and some bitter orange peel.
Then on Sunday they were pushing Halcyon through a Randal (hop back) with Cascade hops and a sliced up grapefruit.  Very tasty.

Ya know, I enjoy a nice craft beer as much as the next guy (I'd tell you my favorite beer but you've probably never heard of it, that's how obscure it is and that's how cool and interesting I am), but that sounds like an awful lot just for some beer. I mean, pushing perfectly good beer through hops and adding fruit and sh1t? Fvck all that.

Anymore it's like someone comes out with a new craft beer, then that beer gets popular enough to where more than 12 people have tried it and heard of it, so now someone has to come up with a new beer that no one's heard of so people can think they're cool by drinking that one instead of the one from a month ago. I swear these people walk around with the label oriented outward, with the hopes that someone will notice and ask them what kind of beer they're drinking. Once that happens, the guy with the beer has accomplished his goal of seeming cool and interesting, and the guy who asked is headed to the obscure craft beer store to buy that brand so he can do the label-outward thing himself and seem cool and interesting with his social circle. FYI people also employ this same method with indie music.
Title: Re: Mega Beer Thread
Post by: AdamC on April 15, 2013, 03:28:22 PM
Palmer where is my best bet for finding Parabola?  Looks like it starts shipping today...
Title: Re: Mega Beer Thread
Post by: Mike Hyzer on April 15, 2013, 03:31:38 PM
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on: Today at 03:21:06 PMFrom: robm
Mike - If you're going to be a dick, then post somewhere else.  Maybe comments like this are the reason people are not in a hurry to help out with work days you organize.  I'm becoming less and less inclined to help out with Cliff Drive because of bullsh1t attitude like this.

Hey Rob, since you blocked my reply to your private message, I have to post it here, in the beer thread. Anyway, I'm happy to have provided you with an excuse for not attending work days you weren't planning on attending anyway.

Love, Mike.
Title: Re: Mega Beer Thread
Post by: Mike Hyzer on April 15, 2013, 03:57:52 PM
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on: Today at 03:21:06 PMFrom: robm
Mike - If you're going to be a dick, then post somewhere else.  Maybe comments like this are the reason people are not in a hurry to help out with work days you organize.  I'm becoming less and less inclined to help out with Cliff Drive because of bullsh1t attitude like this.

Hey Rob, since you blocked my reply to your private message, I have to post it here, in the beer thread. Anyway, I'm happy to have provided you with an excuse for not attending work days you weren't planning on attending anyway.

Love, Mike.

It's amazing when someone feels the need to judge a person’s opinion....I had the same thing happen with Rob on the cost of worlds.    Rob, condescending and disrespectful remarks are probably more of a hindrance than an opinion.

To be fair, Rob and I have never met and I can understand why he might think I was being a dick with my post. It does kinda read like I was being a dick. But just so Rob knows, I'm only messing around and making fun of beer snobs-- I still love those beer snobs I'm making fun of and there's no harm or malice intended whatsoever.
Title: Re: Mega Beer Thread
Post by: phisherman_77 on April 15, 2013, 04:09:09 PM
Everyone's got different beer tastes.  If you like Miller, good, drink it.  I don't particularly like it, so more for you.

Hyzer just likes to stir it up; I'm pretty sure he'd drink whatever beer I brought out to the course with me.
Title: Re: Mega Beer Thread
Post by: Kevin Montgomery on April 15, 2013, 04:26:03 PM
Sonafab%tch....  I could swear I just read something from that curmudgeon calling himself Mike Hyzer that actually seemed like he was trying to give off the warm fuzzies....

We love you too Mike!   ;D



Title: Re: Mega Beer Thread
Post by: phisherman_77 on April 15, 2013, 06:50:04 PM
Palmer where is my best bet for finding Parabola?  Looks like it starts shipping today...

Keep your eyes on Lukas.  Royal on 103rd will get some too.  Hvyee will also get a bit, but it's hit and miss from store to store.   You could always just come over to my house and try this stuff ya know?  :)
Title: Re: Mega Beer Thread
Post by: spnachio on April 15, 2013, 06:56:30 PM
I like boulevard wheat with a lemon. I like to call it the Johnson County. But my bad tastes have been saved by Leinenkugels Summer Shandy. Start the ripping!  In my defense it comes in cans and I carry them out with me.
Side note....Rob brews good beer and Hyzer brews good rips
Title: Re: Mega Beer Thread
Post by: phisherman_77 on April 15, 2013, 07:35:42 PM
Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy?  It has one use.  For chugging after mowing the lawn on a 105+ degree day.  Stuff's like lemon water.
Title: Re: Mega Beer Thread
Post by: Mick on April 15, 2013, 09:29:28 PM
I drink from a super micro brewery called Motorhead Brewery . They only make three kinds, Burn-out Stout, Super Honey Bee and my favorite 30 Weight a nice smooth brown with Cascades' dry hopped.  They started back in the early 90's with help from a micro named Flying Dog from Aspen. Now if you haven't drank beer with the hop oil still in it , you need to try it, the buzz is different.  I grew up in St. Louis and drank the local most of my life. Then one day I was skiing in Keystone and had an Avalanche, like sex you can't go back.

But, I will drink what is on hand or free. I do like (Coors) Blue Moon and most Boulevards.
Title: Re: Mega Beer Thread
Post by: phisherman_77 on April 19, 2013, 08:58:59 AM
Boulevard's Love Child #3 comes out this Tuesday, FYI.  More sour this year!
Title: Re: Mega Beer Thread
Post by: pmart on April 19, 2013, 04:26:36 PM


But it's no Zombie Dust.

Zombie Dust is my #1 delight.  I lived 40 minutes from 3 Floyd's and almost every bar in Chicago had several of their beer's on tap at any given time.  I moved here to KC last summer and the thing I miss most about Chicago is all the great, local, fresh, craft beer.  If anyone has any suggestions for local (regional) crafts that remotely enter the league of 3 floyd's please share :)
Title: Re: Mega Beer Thread
Post by: ian on April 23, 2013, 02:30:07 PM
Don't forget guys...

http://www.parkvillemo.org/microbrewfest.html (http://www.parkvillemo.org/microbrewfest.html)
Title: Re: Mega Beer Thread
Post by: phisherman_77 on May 03, 2013, 11:27:12 AM
Don't forget guys...

http://www.parkvillemo.org/microbrewfest.html (http://www.parkvillemo.org/microbrewfest.html)

Parkville was awesome!
Title: Re: Mega Beer Thread
Post by: phisherman_77 on May 03, 2013, 11:27:38 AM
Firestone Walker's Parabola is on tap at Martin City Brewing Company now....
Title: Re: Mega Beer Thread
Post by: robm on November 22, 2013, 01:15:47 PM
Let's bring this bad boy back to life. 

Tallgrass Zombie Monkey

Anybody have it yet?  What do you think.

Last night I went to Cinder Block Brewery in NKC, minutes from Waterworks.  Fantastic little brewpub.  Simple and all about the beer.  Had their seasonal Grains of Wrath IPA.  Uberfantastic.  Highly recommended.
Title: Re: Mega Beer Thread
Post by: fenton on November 22, 2013, 02:23:06 PM
I'll have to check out Cinder Block. There is also another in nkc called Big Rip, have you tried that?  Look out for Rock and Run, coming soon in Liberty, a lot of taps and site brews. Good to see all these local microbrews pop up. 
Title: Re: Mega Beer Thread
Post by: robm on November 22, 2013, 03:18:40 PM
http://www.pitch.com/kansascity/kansas-city-nanobrew-festival-big-rip-cinder-block-kc-bier-rock-and-run-brew-lab-green-room-martin-city/Content?oid=3285386#.Ue_nw2jhc8M.facebook (http://www.pitch.com/kansascity/kansas-city-nanobrew-festival-big-rip-cinder-block-kc-bier-rock-and-run-brew-lab-green-room-martin-city/Content?oid=3285386#.Ue_nw2jhc8M.facebook)

The results are already showing. In January, Green Room Burgers & Beer began brewing its own beer. Big Rip Brewing Co. opened in North Kansas City in May. Another four operations — Cinder Block; the Kansas City Bier Co.; Martin City Brewing Co.; and the Rock & Run Brewery, in Liberty — should be online by year's end. (Day trippers, take note: Broadway St. Brewing Co. opened in May 2012 in Concordia, Kansas, and Defiance Brewing Co. expects a fall launch in Hays, Kansas. Also in the Sunflower State, Wakarusa Brewery is headed to Eudora next summer.)

Title: Re: Mega Beer Thread
Post by: phisherman_77 on November 22, 2013, 05:30:13 PM
Let's bring this bad boy back to life. 

Tallgrass Zombie Monkey

Anybody have it yet?  What do you think.


Just a no frills, roasty porter.  It doesn't quite rate up there with Founders Porter as far as an off the shelf and easy to find porter, but it's still pretty tasty.
Title: Re: Mega Beer Thread
Post by: Utz on November 24, 2013, 09:37:19 PM
Had Mothers winter grind on tap at Flying Saucer. Pretty darn good coffee stout.
Title: Re: Mega Beer Thread
Post by: phisherman_77 on November 24, 2013, 09:50:05 PM
Very tasty stuff, lots of nice coffee bitterness.
Title: Re: Mega Beer Thread
Post by: AdamC on November 24, 2013, 09:51:30 PM
I'm assuming The Abyss already came and went and I missed it?
Title: Re: Mega Beer Thread
Post by: Psychoholic on November 26, 2013, 04:13:51 AM
Any one get backwoods bastard by founders great beer...
Title: Re: Mega Beer Thread
Post by: Utz on November 28, 2013, 12:52:26 AM
Bought a 6'er of RedHook's Winter Hook. this iteration is very tasty. Would reccomend as one of my favorite 'Winter Ales' this year.
Title: Re: Mega Beer Thread
Post by: John Chapman on November 28, 2013, 03:11:24 PM
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My latest find has been Santa Fe's Kickin' Chicken Bourbon Barrel Aged Barleywine.  It's infected as all get out with some nice sour lacto bugs and has developed a nice sourness.  It's debatable on whether or not the infection is intentional, but it's hard to deny.  It changes the barleywine to something VERY similar to Boulevard's Bourbon Barrel Quad with a couple of years of aging on it.

Thought I would chime in on Santa Fe. I don't think I've ever had a bad Santa Fe beer. Their State Pen Porter has always been a favorite.
Title: Re: Mega Beer Thread
Post by: Mike Hyzer on November 28, 2013, 04:20:23 PM
Bought a 30-pack of Miller High Life. The beautifully-patriotic red, white, and blue summer label is no longer being produced, and this delicious American lager is now back in its traditional gold, white, and green label. Still the greatest beer ever brewed. 8)
Title: Re: Mega Beer Thread
Post by: Peter Bures on November 28, 2013, 10:04:52 PM
I'm assuming The Abyss already came and went and I missed it?

Not positive. I have a couple bottles of 2011 still.

Also, Bourbon County Stout comes out on Black Friday in Chicago and such, not sure when it'll hit KC.

I'm in Northern Iowa, hoping it'll be available tomorrow here.
Title: Re: Mega Beer Thread
Post by: fenton on November 29, 2013, 12:48:59 AM
this delicious American lager is now back in its traditional gold, white, and green label. Still the greatest beer ever brewed. 8)
Communist....
Title: Re: Mega Beer Thread
Post by: robm on November 29, 2013, 08:23:25 AM
Bought a 30-pack of Miller High Life. The beautifully-patriotic red, white, and blue summer label is no longer being produced, and this delicious American lager is now back in its traditional gold, white, and green label. Still the greatest beer ever brewed. 8)

Welcome back Mike.

I did actually just go through a 12 of Miller High Life Light.  Personally, I prefer Coors Light over Miller, but the greatest beer ever brewed was Old Style Light with Stroh's a close second.
Title: Re: Mega Beer Thread
Post by: Mike Hyzer on November 29, 2013, 04:39:50 PM
Bought a 30-pack of Miller High Life. The beautifully-patriotic red, white, and blue summer label is no longer being produced, and this delicious American lager is now back in its traditional gold, white, and green label. Still the greatest beer ever brewed. 8)

Welcome back Mike.

I did actually just go through a 12 of Miller High Life Light.  Personally, I prefer Coors Light over Miller, but the greatest beer ever brewed was Old Style Light with Stroh's a close second.

High Life Light? I don't see how anyone could stand that pisswater. I'm with you on Stroh's, though.
Title: Re: Mega Beer Thread
Post by: fenton on November 30, 2013, 08:29:34 AM
Evil Twin Molotov Cocktail - 13%

Not just a strong alcohol beer, a lot of flavor. Got a Red X.
Title: Re: Mega Beer Thread
Post by: ian on December 12, 2013, 12:13:17 PM
Went to Crooked Stave's new place at "The Source" in Denver. That place is sour beer heaven. The Hop Savant and Origins were probably the best.
Title: Re: Mega Beer Thread
Post by: phisherman_77 on December 13, 2013, 02:41:12 PM
Crooked Stave does funk well, very well.

You can find some of their bottles here in limited quantities.  They're distributed through Shelton Brothers, and they've just come back to MO after a few years in legal limbo.
Title: Re: Mega Beer Thread
Post by: ian on December 16, 2013, 12:29:53 PM
You can find some of their bottles here in limited quantities.  They're distributed through Shelton Brothers, and they've just come back to MO after a few years in legal limbo.

Good to know!
Title: Re: Mega Beer Thread
Post by: phisherman_77 on December 16, 2013, 09:56:52 PM
You can find some of their bottles here in limited quantities.  They're distributed through Shelton Brothers, and they've just come back to MO after a few years in legal limbo.

Good to know!

And uhhh, you know, if you're looking for some, you might shoot me a PM.  We could have a tasting or something.

I've got a few bottles in the cellar that probably need to be drank.