Archive for April, 2014

That’s enough of a break

Back to drinking lambic! It’s delicious!

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Upright White Truffle Gose

Kind of a let down, I really don’t get any truffle until the beer is almost room temp. Sad face.

 

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A Dark Saison I Like?!

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It’s true….this is actually really good. Similar to Loak from De Garde, and those who read this blog know what I think of that beer. MMMMM. A-

Also, one week until I get back from China and head to De Garde’s Anniversary party!!!

Imperial Hop Bu

Went to the release on Saturday, and had a great time before getting drunk and watching the Timbers tie against Chivas USA. Again.

 

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De Garde Imperial Hop Bu: Doesn’t taste like it’s been hopped, but I guess that’s the point. Tastes like a mimosa! A+

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De Garde 3S: If you don’t know what this is, you’re not important enough 🙂 It’s doing really nicely, can’t wait for this beer to be ready!

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De Garde/Side Project Saison Desay – Chardonnay Barrel: Huge pineapple presence and big tartness has pretty much turned this saison into an american wild ale. Not that it’s a bad thing! A

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Homebrew Peach Sour: Some guys brought this in, and it was awesome.

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De Garde Biere de Garde: Yep. Lots of “de gardes” in this name.

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Armand ‘4 Lente: Yeah….definitely a top 10 beer of all time for me. A++

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Hill Farmstead Convivial Suarez: I really like hibiscus in saisons. It’s a great flavor to have and it makes the beer look pretty! I hope De Garde makes one with hibiscus soon!

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WOOOOOO!

Tired of lambic, give me stout!

I think Boneyard Suge Knite will do the trick!

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Yes, this hits the spot!

Drinking in Cologne

So I’m in China right now, but I got to finish these posts somehow!

 

Time to bring on a tasting with Uli himself!!!!

 

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The crazed scientist himself. Note how bright it is outside.

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H.ertie Kickbacks: This beer if freaking amazing. A+

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Not a bad hoppy beer from Europe. They don’t really know how to do these things though.

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Upright Fantasia: Drinking like a peachy champion. However, I still maintain that as good as this beer is, the label is simply awful. A

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Upright Jeux D’eau: Drinking better than before, maybe I shouldn’t have sent out so many bottles to people…A-

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35 year old berliner weisse: no big deal.

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Don’t remember much about this one, other than it being really interesting.

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Beer on left was awful, beer on right was being slowly opened because it’s a gusher

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I was at this for quite some time, but it was worth it.

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Oh yeah, director of brewing operations at Victory Brewing in Philly was with us. Cool dude.

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I like these stainless growlers, and apparently they do counter pressure fills now!

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Hair of the Dog Matt: Yep, we had another one.

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Lost Abbey Veritas 012: I was underwhelmed. Probably because the other beer was so good?

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Nope nope nope. Also, it’s getting pretty late, and I’m feeeeeelin’ it.

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Oh look what I found. OM NOM NOM

Last beer before China!

10 Barrel’s Apricot Crush and Cucumber Crush. Absolutely delicious!

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