Archive for September, 2016

Troegs!

Drove out to Troegs during my layover in Harrisburg. Haven’t been to this brewery since I was in school and they were in their old location!

My oh my, how things have changed!

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Java Head and Scratch #261!

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Tastes Like College

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I miss Troegs, drank this stuff like water while I went to school at Bucknell!

Hop Break

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Sometimes you just have to solo an IPA. Looking back, I should have just drank this from the can, like a man. Instead I drank this like a little beer geek bitch that needs to take a decent photo to make himself feel better O_o

Wrapping Up Indiana Jones

Finished the Last Crusade the evening after starting it. Tonight’s theme was Upright beer. So pathetic right?

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Upright Flora 2014 & 2016: So just like de Garde, the older beer is tastier, but they have transformed into completely different beasts. The wine finishing and brett character in the older beer is world class, while the new batch is spicy and bone dry. A+ for 2014, A for 2016. Drink this shit, it’s delicious.

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Upright 6th Anniversary Saison: Yep, another incredible beer from Upright. I think I’ve started trading for less Hill Farmstead saisons recently because I have a brewery that produces saisons that are just as good and I don’t have to pay an arm and a leg for shipping. God I need to start hoarding these.

Indiana Jones + Beer = Happiness

Had a nice relaxing night in with a friend who’s going to be moving soon. Also, Indiana Jones has some incredible sound effects, and lots of Wilhelm Screams.

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Upright Two in the Bush: This beer is fantastic. It smells like an enormous fruit bomb, almost de Garde like. However, it’s far funkier and tamer in the fruit than you would expect. It’s really good, and I can’t wait to let the brett profile develop here in a year or two. Get excited!!! A-

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THIS THING HAD THE MOST FRUSTRATING WAX!!!! Thank god for Whaleslayers. Oh, it was tasty too!

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de Garde Berry Bu b1 & b2: So here’s a mini vertical of Berry Bu…batch 1 on the left and batch 2 on the right. Who wins this battle?! Batch 1 did, simply because it had a lot more going on while retaining a ton of fruit character. By comparison, batch 2 felt like it was one note before fading into the darkness. That being said, batch 2 looked way tastier. A+ for b1, B+ for b2.

We got tired, so we made it through all of the Raiders of the Lost Ark, and halfway through the Last Crusade.

Eat the World

Turns out Emeril’s new show on Amazon Prime is really good. I marathoned the whole thing with friends over dinner. Along with this:

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Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze: This really fresh bottle was remarkably better than the 375ml bottle I had not too long ago. This had all the carbonation, funk, and mineral qualities that I remember being underwhelming in the 375ml format. A

Drinking and Food Network

Yeah, we’re really domesticated. Don’t hate.

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Alchemist Focal Banger: Something is up with this batch, it’s not nearly as floral as I remember previous batches being. Oh well, it’s still darn tasty! B

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Upright Fatali Four: I’m running out of these, and it’s making me sad. I just can’t get enough of the tartness, funk, and heat, with just a bit of wine barrel at the end. A+

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Block 15 Super Nebula: Had Breakfast with the Buffalo recently, so it was nice to see how this bottle compared. Mouthfeel is better than the Lost Barrels version of Super Nebula, but not quite up there with Buffalo. Chocolate, coffee, fudge, and barrel are all present though. A-