Archive for May, 2013

Beer + Videogames = Frustration

My friend has this little game his downloaded for his Xbox and it’s the most frustrating thing in the world. Only beer can help to take the edge off.

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Odell Tree Shaker Imperial Peach IPA: Honestly, my allergies were acting up a bit, so I couldn’t taste this as much as I would have liked. However, it was tasty, but I didn’t get a whole lot of peaches. Additionally, this is a sleeper of a 9.7% beer. You would never see it coming. It’s like that video on youtube years ago where a Honda Civic with a transplanted BMW M5 engine went and pooped all over the Ferrari 360 Modena that was next to him at the stoplight.

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Shorty’s I have no idea what the fuck this beer is that videogame is stupid I’m going home.

Day 2

We opened a couple other bottles on the second night of my friend’s visit. We kept it pretty low key because we had to recover a little.

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Brewery Crawl

My friend from school and his gf came up to hang out for the weekend. He’s a big beer guy so we dedicated one of the days of the trip for a big brewery crawl.

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We also opened some bottles after dinner…

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Armand ‘4

Let the hoarding begin!

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Wooo!

Got a nice little box from a regular trader!

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So hoppy and good

Block 15 Sticky Hands base beer is no joke. World class IPA right there.

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Fail

This beer is a turd.

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Sixpoint 3 Beans: C-/D

Sooo….

You know that big Sunday tasting? I chased it up with some awesome tandoor roasted lamb.

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And then……

I kept drinking.

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Hair of the Dog Fred from the Wood

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Ale Apothecary LaTache

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Bruery Fruet

Typical Saturday

Same old same old. Just had some beer at a festival.

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SERVED OUT OF A MASON JAR BITCHES!

Then after several hours of “pacing” myself, I had a nice composed dinner with my dad.

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With some beer of course.

Phirrrrrreeeeen ittttttt

Big tasting yesterday……..moment of silence for our livers please.

 

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Hill Farmstead Double Citra: Really good, one of the best IPAs I’ve had from this brewery, partially because Citra hops are incredible. A

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Hill Farmstead Ephraim: Intensely hoppy. So hoppy that the Lagunitas IPA that we had on draft tasted like it didn’t have any hops whatsoever. This beer is good, just not quite as good as the Double Citra. A-/A

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Crooked Stave Origins: Consecration lite. B

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Alchemist Heady Topper: Something was going on with this can, not a good example of the beer. B

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7venth Sun Grisette Roget: Tastes like apples, and it’s a good thing. A-/A

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New Glarus Serendipity: Way sweeter than I remember….B

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Oddside Citra Pale Ale: Drainpour. F+

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Segundo Citra Blue House Pale: meh, not really a fan. C

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R? Imperial Rye IPA: Rye beers are hard on me. Not a huge fan of this one. C+

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Lift Bridge Irish Coffee Stout: Tasty, needs more Irish! B/B+

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Things are starting to get difficult.

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Hill Farmstead Civil Disobedience 2: I swear to god that this beer is Arthur. Very tasty, but I challenge anyone to be able to tell the difference between CD2 and Arthur. A

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Unobtanium: Stupid sweet, diabeetus on Black Tuesday magnitude!  B-

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Avery Samael: Also very sweet, but I’m struggling at this point with palate fatigue. It’s a rough life.

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Hardywood Bourbon Sidamo: Not as much coffee as I thought. B/B+

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Pipeworks Abduction: Solid stout, could use barrel aging. B/B+ We had the coffee version of abduction and that was awesome. A-/A beer right there!

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Revolution Rise: Solid stout, nothing special. Bish

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Block 15 BA Quad: Really damn good, better out of the bottle than when I had it on draft a couple months ago. A

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Founder’s Breakfast Stout (3 year vert): I actually liked the 2010 bottle the most….weird.

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Final Damage.