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Post by The Pantry on 2014-04-20, 14:18

Just cracked a Hopslam. Managed to pick up 2 cases in January but now down to 3 unopened bottles.

Have become a fan of Southern Tier's 2XIPA
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Post by Ass Dan on 2014-04-20, 14:21

Picked up my first six pack of strawberry blonde from arbor brewing. Love this stuff
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Post by bulldogg on 2014-04-20, 14:32

Sipping a 1554 now.
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Post by J T on 2014-04-20, 18:32

Enjoying one of these right now from Saugatuck Brewing Co. Had it on draft there a couple of weeks ago and they have now started to distribute bottles.

Delicious.

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Re: Craft beer

Post by bulldogg on 2014-04-20, 18:35

Surprisingly, saugatuck's beer had gotten a lot better than it was a couple if years ago. They have some decent choices now.
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Post by The Pantry on 2014-04-20, 19:15

J T wrote:Enjoying one of these right now from Saugatuck Brewing Co.  Had it on draft there a couple of weeks ago and they have now started to distribute bottles.  

Delicious.  

Stout or porter?
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Re: Craft beer

Post by InTenSity on 2014-04-20, 20:44

I just found a new ipa. I'll have to get the name next time,a brewery in Florida, not cigar city. The cat 3 is very nice, the cat 5 is excellent. I've only seen it at one liquor store I go to. It comes in cans, high recommendation if you see it.

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Re: Craft beer

Post by I Still Hate Weber State on 2014-04-21, 10:56

Finally got around to trying some of Greenbush's stuff as my store of choice (Vine & Brew) started carrying it. Overall, most of them seemed a little sweeter than other beers of the same style, but I enjoyed the Brother Benjamin (DIPA) and Anger (BIPA). The other two I tried, the Sunspot (Hefeweizen) and Closure (Pale Ale) aren't anything I would buy again.
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Re: Craft beer

Post by Cosmo_Kramer on 2014-04-21, 12:00

I Still Hate Weber State wrote:Finally got around to trying some of Greenbush's stuff as my store of choice (Vine & Brew) started carrying it. Overall, most of them seemed a little sweeter than other beers of the same style, but I enjoyed the Brother Benjamin (DIPA) and Anger (BIPA). The other two I tried, the Sunspot (Hefeweizen) and Closure (Pale Ale) aren't anything I would buy again.

Anger and Distorter are awesome ... I would avoid Jadis (it's gross)

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Re: Craft beer

Post by GirbaudJeans on 2014-04-24, 09:28

bulldogg wrote:Sipping a 1554 now.

Thats a good beer. I have a homebrew clone recipe and I need to brew that up.
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Re: Craft beer

Post by Cosmo_Kramer on 2014-04-24, 11:13

• Bell’s Oberon
• Bell’s Winter White
• Bell’s Two Hearted Ale
• Bell’s Amber Ale
• Bell’s Oktoberfest
• Bell’s Third Coast
• Bell’s Hopslam
• Atwater Dirty Blonde
• Atwater Decadent Chocolate
• Atwater Vanilla Java Porter
• Atwater Detroit Pale Ale
• Motor City Ghettoblaster
• Warsteiner
• Angry Orchard Cider
• Magic Hat No. 9
• Magic Hat IPA
• Goose Island 312
• New Belgium Fat Tire
• New Holland Mad Hatter IPA
• Founder’s Centennial IPA
• Founder’s Nitro Pale Ale
• Founder’s Breakfast Stout
• Founder’s Imperial Stout
• Founders Dirty Bastard
• Founder’s All Day IPA
• Founder’s Porter
• Short’s Bellaire Brown
• Short’s Magician
• Short’s Soft Parade
• Short’s Good Humans
• Short’s Goodnight Bodacious
• Short’s Huma Lupa Licious
• Greenbush Anger
• Greenbush Distorter
• Greenbush Jadis
• Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
• Sierra Nevada Torpedo
• Arbor Mr. Delicious
• Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA
• Blue Point Brewing Hoptical Illusion
• Kuhnhenn DRIPA
• Kuhnhenn Penetration Porter
• Kuhnhenn Hefeweizen
• Kuhnhenn American IPA
• Kuhnhenn American Imperial Stout
• Kuhnhenn Oktoberfest
• Kuhnhenn Sully’s Kolsch
• Kuhnhenn Forbidden IPA
• Kuhnhenn Looney Kuhnie
• Sam Adams Boston Lager
• Sam Adams Oktoberfest
• Sam Adams Rebel IPA
• Sam Adams Cherry Wheat
• Dragonmead Final Absolution
• Dragonmead Erik the Red
• Dragonmead Inquisition
• Dragonmead Corktown Red
• WAB Raspberry Blonde
• Griffin Claw Raggedy Ass
• Hacker-Pschorr Weiss
• Hacker-Pschorr Oktoberfest
• Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA
• Hopulent IPA
• Detroit Beer Company Begian Dubbel
• Detroit Beer Company Grand Slam Belgian Trippel
• Great Lakes Blackout Stout
• Great Lakes Eliot Ness
• Great Lakes Burning River
• Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald
• Rochester Mills Milkshake Stout
• Rochester Mills Rochester Red
• Rochester Mills Cornerstone IPA
• West Coast IPA

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Re: Craft beer

Post by Munn Field on 2014-04-25, 22:03

Enjoying an Old Curmudgeon right now. De-Licious   
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Re: Craft beer

Post by GirbaudJeans on 2014-04-25, 22:23

2011 Old Stock Ale
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Re: Craft beer

Post by Youngblood 96 on 2014-04-25, 22:43

Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA   
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Re: Craft beer

Post by bulldogg on 2014-04-26, 08:13

The ONLY "fruity" beer that I can drink.  Perrin's Grapefruit IPA is back!  For me, it is still a two beer maximum, but it is good.
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Re: Craft beer

Post by The Pantry on 2014-04-26, 09:40

Cosmo_Kramer wrote:• Bell’s Oberon
• Bell’s Winter White
• Bell’s Two Hearted Ale
• Bell’s Amber Ale
• Bell’s Oktoberfest
• Bell’s Third Coast
• Bell’s Hopslam
• Bell’s Best Brown Ale
• Bell’s Kalamazoo Stout

• Atwater Dirty Blonde
• Atwater Decadent Chocolate
• Atwater Vanilla Java Porter
• Atwater Detroit Pale Ale
• Motor City Ghettoblaster
• Warsteiner
• Angry Orchard Cider
• Magic Hat No. 9
• Magic Hat IPA
• Goose Island 312
• New Belgium Fat Tire
• New Holland Mad Hatter IPA
• Founder’s Centennial IPA
• Founder’s Nitro Pale Ale
• Founder’s Breakfast Stout
• Founder’s Imperial Stout
• Founders Dirty Bastard
• Founder’s All Day IPA
• Founder’s Porter
• Short’s Bellaire Brown
• Short’s Magician
• Short’s Soft Parade
• Short’s Good Humans
• Short’s Goodnight Bodacious
• Short’s Huma Lupa Licious
• Greenbush Anger
• Greenbush Distorter
• Greenbush Jadis
• Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
• Sierra Nevada Torpedo
• Arbor Mr. Delicious
• Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA
• Blue Point Brewing Hoptical Illusion
• Kuhnhenn DRIPA
• Kuhnhenn Penetration Porter
• Kuhnhenn Hefeweizen
• Kuhnhenn American IPA
• Kuhnhenn American Imperial Stout
• Kuhnhenn Oktoberfest
• Kuhnhenn Sully’s Kolsch
• Kuhnhenn Forbidden IPA
• Kuhnhenn Looney Kuhnie
• Sam Adams Boston Lager
• Sam Adams Oktoberfest
• Sam Adams Rebel IPA
• Sam Adams Cherry Wheat
• Dragonmead Final Absolution
• Dragonmead Erik the Red
• Dragonmead Inquisition
• Dragonmead Corktown Red
• WAB Raspberry Blonde
• Griffin Claw Raggedy Ass
• Hacker-Pschorr Weiss
• Hacker-Pschorr Oktoberfest
• Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA
• Hopulent IPA
• Detroit Beer Company Begian Dubbel
• Detroit Beer Company Grand Slam Belgian Trippel
• Great Lakes Blackout Stout
• Great Lakes Eliot Ness
• Great Lakes Burning River
• Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald
• Rochester Mills Milkshake Stout
• Rochester Mills Rochester Red
• Rochester Mills Cornerstone IPA
• West Coast IPA
You left out a couple of Bell's finest
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Post by MSUgöat on 2014-04-26, 10:28

Nothing from Ballast Point? I've not had a bad one from that brewery. Their Sculpin IPA is a tasty mother fvcker.
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Re: Craft beer

Post by bulldogg on 2014-04-26, 10:33

The Pantry wrote:
You left out a couple of Bell's finest
There is a TON of good beer left off the list, but that is because there is a TON of good beer,
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Re: Craft beer

Post by J T on 2014-04-26, 11:04

The Pantry wrote:
Stout or porter?

Oops, I missed your reply to my post earlier in the week. Stout.   
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Re: Craft beer

Post by Spartan Nachos on 2014-04-26, 11:06

This is the best Pilsner I have ever had. Every drop is a taste of heaven.

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Re: Craft beer

Post by Cosmo_Kramer on 2014-04-26, 18:35

The Pantry wrote:
You left out a couple of Bell's finest

That is because I haven't ever had them
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Re: Craft beer

Post by The Pantry on 2014-04-26, 19:38

Cosmo_Kramer wrote:

That is because I haven't ever had them
Best Brown Ale isn't around all the time but Kalamazoo Stout is. Check it out.

Their Double Cream Stout is good too. They also offer Expedition Stout...too sweet for me, like their porter. Recommend steering clear of their Java Stout...didn't like it at all.
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Re: Craft beer

Post by pulling69 on 2014-04-26, 20:55

Spartan Nachos wrote:This is the best Pilsner I have ever had. Every drop is a taste of heaven.


Not bad but the Czechs do it better than California ever could.
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Re: Craft beer

Post by InTenSity on 2014-04-27, 20:25

Couple new Miami brews our there. Miami vice is an ipa, at first sip I thought out was crap, but after a few it grew on me. That is by Miami brewing company. Due south is going to be an excellent brewery based on their first few beers, very good. About to try an extremely cheap dipa that we'll probably taste like shit. Scuttlebutt Hoptopia. If I can still post after I've drank it, I'll try.

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Post by InTenSity on 2014-04-27, 22:55

For four bucks, the scuttlebutt doesn't suck.

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Odd Side Ales -- Spartan Owned in Grand Haven

Post by Spartan_MJ on 2014-04-29, 10:29

I've become a huge fan over the past two years.  Great experimental brewery.  Spartan owned.  Awesome location in Grand Haven.  Never disappointed.  Good distribution around metro-Detroit.  Plus some of the greatest labeling around:















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Post by GirbaudJeans on 2014-04-29, 10:35

Spartan_MJ wrote:I've become a huge fan over the past two years.  Great experimental brewery.  Spartan owned.  Awesome location in Grand Haven.  Never disappointed.  Good distribution around metro-Detroit.  Plus some of the greatest labeling around:
















I moved before I got a chance to try most of their stuff. I have had Chocolade Koffie Stout and thats it. I
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Post by Spartan_MJ on 2014-04-29, 10:44

The Citra is my go to Ale.  Really hoppy and drinkable.  I'm a big hop head and it is really good!  

"Me so hoppy" is really interesting also -- a hoppy wheat.

The "Bean Flicker" is fun to drink -- almost can taste chocolate milk.  It pours like a blonde but then hits you with coffee and chocolate.  

Pineapple is crazy good and they make this Guana Crazy IPA (now called the Instigator) that is solid also.

Others to try: Firefly (Citra with mango and habanero).  Mayan Mocha Stout (think mexican hot chocolate with a nice habanero kick on the finish).  Peanut Butter Cup Stout (another good stout).  Fat Bottom IPA (never bottled but had a 5 gal. keg at the office) and it was also good.

As you can tell, I am a fan.  

Tried to add a link on the Owner / Brewmaster. He is an MSU grad. Was out of work as an accountant and started Odd Side.
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Re: Craft beer

Post by By-Tor on 2014-04-29, 11:38

Buddy hit Dark Lord Day at Three Floyds this past weekend.   He brought back so much shit!  
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Re: Craft beer

Post by MiamiSpartan on 2014-04-29, 13:05

InTenSityX wrote:Couple new Miami brews our there. Miami vice is an ipa, at first sip I thought out was crap, but after a few it grew on me. That is by Miami brewing company. Due south is going to be an excellent brewery based on their first few beers, very good. About to try an extremely cheap dipa that we'll probably taste like shit. Scuttlebutt Hoptopia. If I can still post after I've drank it, I'll try.
Is Miami Brewing Company sold at retailers? I haven't seen it at Total Wine or the Stop & Shop next to the University of Miami, which are my usual go-to places.
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Post by TravelinMan on 2014-04-29, 14:07

It seems that adding hops to beers other than IPAs is all the rage now.

In the past week I've tried a hoppy lager (Magic Hat) and a hoppy wheat beer (Breckenridge). Kind of interesting.
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Post by InTenSity on 2014-04-29, 14:16

MiamiSpartan wrote:
Is Miami Brewing Company sold at retailers?  I haven't seen it at Total Wine or the Stop & Shop next to the University of Miami, which are my usual go-to places.  
I just saw it for the first time this weekend. I think it might have been the inaugural sale, since they had a shitload of it and were kind of pushing it. Was surprised that I didn't see as much Due South Brewing, which seemed pretty popular at ABC wine. They had it at the Total Wine in Kendall. 

I really hate the distribution down here, Lagunitas used to be easy to find, but now there are only a few places that sell it, and there doesn't seem to be as many choices. DFH is starting to price themselves out of my market, there are beers that are just as good for a couple dollars cheaper. Let me know if you're ever in Kendall, we'll go to Hole in the Wall and have some beer and wings.

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Post by MiamiSpartan on 2014-04-29, 15:45

InTenSityX wrote:
I just saw it for the first time this weekend. I think it might have been the inaugural sale, since they had a shitload of it and were kind of pushing it. Was surprised that I didn't see as much Due South Brewing, which seemed pretty popular at ABC wine. They had it at the Total Wine in Kendall. 

I really hate the distribution down here, Lagunitas used to be easy to find, but now there are only a few places that sell it, and there doesn't seem to be as many choices. DFH is starting to price themselves out of my market, there are beers that are just as good for a couple dollars cheaper. Let me know if you're ever in Kendall, we'll go to Hole in the Wall and have some beer and wings.
Interesting, I'll have to keep an eye out for it.

My big find recently was Cigar City's Cubano Espresso. I'd been looking for that forever. I love dark beers, and also Cuban coffee, so that's one of my new favorites. But yeah, distribution always seems really hit or miss down here.
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Post by InTenSity on 2014-04-29, 15:46

MiamiSpartan wrote:
Interesting, I'll have to keep an eye out for it.

My big find recently was Cigar City's Cubano Espresso.  I'd been looking for that forever.  I love dark beers, and also Cuban coffee, so that's one of my new favorites.  But yeah, distribution always seems really hit or miss down here.
If you like cigars, get their humidor series. It taste just like drinking a smoked cigar. I wasn't a big fan of it, but it was something different.

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Post by MiamiSpartan on 2014-04-29, 17:03

InTenSityX wrote:
If you like cigars, get their humidor series. It taste just like drinking a smoked cigar. I wasn't a big fan of it, but it was something different.
I haven't seen that at my regular places. Where have you gotten it?
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Re: Craft beer

Post by Phil McCrackin on 2014-04-29, 23:21

I had some interesting brews from Revolution the other day.

Anyone had the Revolution Galaxy Hero IPA?
Also had a Pipeworks Ninja vs. Unicorn during the same meal that was tasty.
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Post by InTenSity on 2014-04-30, 08:19

MiamiSpartan wrote:
I haven't seen that at my regular places.  Where have you gotten it?  
I found it at ABC Wines. Its kind of funny that they get different beers than Total Wine. 3 liquor stores around me have closed up because of Total wine though.

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Re: Craft beer

Post by Spartan_MJ on 2014-05-01, 13:01

Stopped into Griffin Claw last night and was pleasantly surprised by both Norm's Gateway IPA (60 IBU and 4%) and also the Project Clementine (DIPA, 75 IBU and 9%).

I really enjoyed the recent Stochasticity Grapefruit Slam and the Clementine kinda reminded me of that (with the obvious difference of clementines instead of grapefruit).

The Gateway was similar to Norm's Raggedy Ass in flavor -- just not as big and little less hoppy. A really nice sessionable IPA.
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Post by The Pantry on 2014-05-01, 21:03

Spartan_MJ wrote:Stopped into Griffin Claw last night and was pleasantly surprised by both Norm's Gateway IPA (60 IBU and 4%) and also the Project Clementine (DIPA, 75 IBU and 9%).

I really enjoyed the recent Stochasticity Grapefruit Slam and the Clementine kinda reminded me of that (with the obvious difference of clementines instead of grapefruit).  

The Gateway was similar to Norm's Raggedy Ass in flavor -- just not as big and little less hoppy.  A really nice sessionable IPA.
Really like Norm's Raggedy. Have not tried the others you mention but did try Grind Line...not a fan of it.
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Re: Craft beer

Post by The Pantry on 2014-05-01, 21:21

Guy at my local beer store was excited to tell me they got a few cases from Kona Brewing Co. He was selling them by the bottle to his regulars so everyone could try them. Bought 4 different: Fire Rock, Koko Brown, Big Wave & Longboard.

Have only tried Fire Rock & Koko so far. Fire Rock (pale ale) was pretty good but almost dead flat. Koko is weird...coconut is not something that belongs in beer IMO. It is also almost dead flat.

Looking at the labels it's obvious 'Kona Brewing Company' is mostly a marketing ploy. Yes, they have a brewery in Hawaii but they also have breweries in Oregon, Washington, and New Hampshire. Will never buy the stuff again.
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