Archive for April, 2015

2014 hnnngh

Super tasty, but not quite as funky and delicious as the 2013 version. That being said, I’m going to dome this bottle so hard.

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I Love Belgium.

Yes, yes I do.

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Movie Night

Watched Interstellar and Dark Knight the other day while crushing some delicious beers.

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Lawson’s Sip of Sunshine: Very tasty, with lots of citrus up front.

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Hill Farmstead Flora Blue/Black: Apparently this beer suffers from some bottle variation, which has resulted in some bottles being really not good. Luckily for me, my bottle was tasty! Fruit presence is mild, but I think that is a by-product of just drinking a lot of De Garde. Finish is a little goofy, but overall a great beer. That being said, regular Flora is way better.

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This Treehouse beer was delicious.

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IPA beer is IPA-ey.

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Apparently I can’t take photos in focus.

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Central Waters Bourbon Barrel Barleywine: A little boozy, but very tasty with lots of caramel and toffee.

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Troegs Barrel Aged Flying Mouflan: This is one of the best smelling beers in existence. It is also a really good barleywine, I would place it just behind Bourbon County Barleywine in terms of deliciousness.

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Hill Farmstead Brother Soigne: Palate Cleanser!

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Pelican Mother of All Storms: This beer is really underrated. It’s one of the best barleywines being made today.

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Goose Island King Henry: Well, shit. Really fantastic beer, but Mother of All Storms was just a tad bit better than this particular bottle of King Henry. This was a recent acquisition by a buddy, so we really don’t know how this bottle was stored for the last 4 years. My guess is someone’s smelly closet.

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Best beer of the night. Also crushed my liver.

Summer Drinking

Okay, so it may not be summer just yet, but it goddamn feels like it.

 

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TIMBERS WIN!

About damn time too.

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Oh yeah, we drank a beer as well.

Last CBC Event

I was a little burnt out by the end of CBC week, but all I had left on my schedule was to make it through the Rare Barrel, Sante Adairius, and Almanac brunch at Hop ‘n Vine. So I was a trooper, and powered through it.

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West Ashley, Map of the Sun, and Valley of the Heart’s Delight. Map of the Sun was the best beer of this pairing, partially because this latest batch of West Ashley is a huge letdown compared to previous batches. Valley of the Heart’s Delight was tasty, but loses points on such a ridiculous name.

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Other beers, dark sours all, and just not my thing.

Short Break from CBC

Dropped by Hop ‘n Vine to pick up the collaboration beers between Jester King and Crooked Stave.

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Then I went to a friend’s house to recuperate.

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Hill Farmstead Dorothy: Great pale ale, but at 7%, I’m not sure this actually qualifies. Anyways, it’s pretty darn tasty. B/B+

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De Garde Saison Quatrieme: Another dry hopped and wine barrel aged saison from De Garde….I think this is part of a series yes? Anyways, it’s very tasty, but I do think that the hops kind of hide the character imparted from wine barrel aging. Or it could just be my shitty ass palate. B+