Chasing Bourbon Sucks

I’m also terrible at it. Got shut out on the BTAC releases this year.

 

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Oh well, at least my beer game is still strong!

First Snow!

That means it’s really stout season, so a few friends came over after climbing to crack open a couple stouts I had been sitting on for a while.

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Okay, Hill Farmstead Brother Soigne isn’t a stout, but it goes better with Mexican food than stouts. It’s also delicious.

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Three Floyds Moloko: It’s been a long time since I’ve had a Three Floyds beer, mostly because they suck at everything except diabeetus and hoppy pale ales. However, Moloko has aged pretty gracefully, and is actually good now!

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Block 15 Super Nebula (Pappy 20yr): Yeah…so this shit is good. The 2 years of cellaring really rounded the edges off this beer. It flows nicely from dark chocolate, to coffee, to bourbon and vanilla. One of my favorite stouts, and might be my favorite year for this beer.

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Hangar 24 Pugachev’s Cobra: Might be one of the coolest names for a beer ever. It’s actually named after an aerial combat maneuver:

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Anyways, this beer is really, really good. Not quite enough to best the Pappy 20yr Super Nebula, but it’s probably better than the other Super Nebula vintages. It’s a little on the sweet side for a bourbon barrel-aged stout.

This hits the spot!

Mmmmm, 4 cans left!

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One of my favorite IPAs, I’ll take it over Pliny any day!

Ugh

This makes me want to see the Hobbit even less. I mean, c’mon, the brewery isn’t even from New Zealand!!!

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Post-climbing beer

Climbed like a monster on Saturday, so we went back and had a few beers while we all sat around and checked our hands for blisters.

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Lawson’s Finest Liquids Sip of Sunshine: Very citrusy, with not too much malts behind it. Reminds me a bit of Alpine, with a touch more bitterness.

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De Garde Imperial Vin Bu-Melange: Very good, first time I’ve ever had it. Grapes are very subtle, but it adds a nice bit of complexity to the base beer.

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De Garde Cherry Bu: This beer has aged wonderfully. I wish I had more!

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Stillwater Gose Gone Wild: Wild as in very sour for a Gose.

I’m ready for the weekend.

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This weekend is going to be very productive.

Some Bay Area Love

It’s been a while since I’ve had a Sante Adairius beer. This will fix that.

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