True Detective

So, this show is not really conducive to drinking beer with friends. I need to watch this episode again and actually pay attention. Oh well, at least the beer was good!

 

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De Garde Biere Noir: This beer is just fantastic. I am going to have to hold onto a bottle of this for a year or two and check in on it, really let that wild base beer shine through.

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Upright Old Tom Blend: So, Upright makes the best gin barrel aged saisons. Period. Such a variant of a style.

I just want to go to sleep

But I can’t, there’s more beer to drink.

 

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Time to not drink for a few days.

No Rest for the Wicked

Well, maybe some rest, because I got a few hours of sleep before the marathon continued. Some people in the beer community opened a tap room in Oregon City recently, and hosted a bottle share to celebrate. If you’re ever in Oregon City, hit up Arch Bridge Taproom, it’s a great spot with a strong tap list!

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De Garde Bu Weisse: A perfect way to ease my damaged liver into being a trooper.

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De Garde The Lily: Oh dear, how this beer has developed since it was first released about 2 years ago. It was incredible fresh, then dropped off for a while, but this bottle and the last bottle I had have been absolutely incredible. If you can pony up to trade for one of these, do it, you will never regret it.

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WTF is this?

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Sante Adairius Nonna’s Blend #7: Is this better than Bernice? Yes. Is it better than Cellarman? Yes. Is it better than West Ashley? Yes. How about Flora? On par. I love this Nonna lady, she’s a wonderful person.

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Side Project Brett Venture: I haven’t touched these beers in a long time, and I stand by my previous judgement: Pretty tasty, but super overhyped.

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Oh, that’s quite a large bottle. I’m scared, so I’ll get back to this one.

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Sante Adairius West Ashley: There we go, much less intimidating. I think this beer is from the same batch as the last bottle of West Ashley that I opened. It’s very good, but it doesn’t quite have that crazy wine and apricot flavor as the one I opened at John’s Market a few months ago.

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De Garde Imperial Black Raz Bu: Yeah…..this beer is fucking incredible. Get in on that fruit bomb bandwagon!

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Fantasy Factory IPA: I don’t even care what this beer tastes like. Best label ever.

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Fremont Coffee & Cinnamon Abominable: This is better than Mother of All Storms. Jesus.

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Against the Grain Bo & Luke: Apparently there are Bo & Luke variants, because this beer is smoked? Anyways, it’s really damn good, and isn’t overly smokey. I might have to track down the other variants, but I first have to figure out what those variants are…..

Binge weekend

There was a lot of drinking this weekend. Here’s some stuff that happened:

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Hill Farmstead Brother Soigne: Very delicious, but that batch 1 bottle still lingers at the back of my mind.

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Cantillon Lou Pepe Kriek: 2014 cork date bottles are ridiculously fruity. Everyone else preferred the fresh bottle to older bottles that we’ve had in the past, but I’m a big fan of this beer with a few years on it.

Game of Thrones Pilot

Yep, turns out some people we know had never seen Game of Thrones. Time to crack open a beer to drown my disbelief while firing up the pilot episode!

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De Garde Imperial Apricot Bu: This batch 2 bottle is aging quite nicely. It’s definitely more sour than it was before, but it is developing some funk while maintaining an enormous amount of apricot flavor. Much recommended.

Three Headed Hop Monster

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Melvin, Boneyard, and Barley Browns got together and made a monster. It was delicious.

#2, on lockdown

That’s two!

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