Posts Tagged ‘ Cascade ’

I can’t believe I still had one of these

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Cascade Bourbonic Plague: Even after all these years, it’s still one of the best dark sours you can find, and it remains the best bottled beer that Cascade has. Best beer ever probably goes to Honey Ginger Lime.

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Big Bottleshare

Went to my first bottleshare at Tin Bucket! It was arranged by some people on BeerAdvocate and I was lucky enough to be able to attend. Cool people, great beer, in a great spot. Couldn’t be more pleased.

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Alesmith Barrel Aged Speedway: Delicious as always! Crazy to think that I’ve had this beer a ton of times but never actually owned a bottle…A-/A

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Logsdon Peche ‘n Brett: This is the brand new batch, and while good…..it wasn’t as good as Fantasia. I’m really happy to try it, and quite happy that I only have one bottle. Front loading my purchases on Fantasia was a good idea. B+

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Bruery Mother Funker: Sour as hell, but more palatable than before! B

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Cascade Bottleworks XIV: Great beer, and doesn’t taste exactly the same as all the other Cascades! A

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Cigar City Lacto Guava Grove: I brought this one, and really had no idea if it was going to be any good, so I was a little nervous. Turns out it’s quite good! I with the weather was nice out because this beer would be a good lemonade substitute. B+/A-

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Drie Fonteinen Schaerbeekse Kriek: I love this beer as much as there are vowels in its name. Great kriek. A/A+

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Lost Abbey Duck Duck Gooze: I’ve had this a bunch lately….ain’t a bad thing. A

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DARKNESS

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Bo & Luke: Great label, pretty good beer.

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I brought this one, and it sucked. Boo. C-

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Funkwerks King: Really good initial sip, but got boring after a little bit.

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Upright Blend Love: One of Upright’s best offerings. I could drink this forever. A/A+

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Central Waters 16: Delicious, like candy soaked in bourbon. A/A+

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Oh man, we’re screwed.

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Kuhnhenn 4th Dementia and BA 4th Dementia: Love these beers. A/A+

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Russian River Consecration B3: Best bottle of Consecration that I’ve had…maybe bigger bottles is better? A

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Jester King Aurelian Lure: Great apricot sour, only West Ashely and Fou Foune are better for the style. A/A+

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Goose Island King Henry: I’ve had this bottle forever, and now it’s dead. On the bright side, this bottle was delicious and much better than the last couple of bottles I have tried at tastings. KH is honestly one of the best barleywines ever made. A+

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Prairie and Pirate Bomb!: I enjoyed Prairie Bomb! more, the vanilla was just so good. A

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Drank bottles got drank.

Hoarder’s Trustee

My friend has a Bruery Hoarder’s membership, and the guy who’s trusteeing for him was in town with a few of his friends. Since we were all too lazy to drive down to Eugene for Hellshire Day, we decided to do some drinking here in town.

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A special beer from New Belgium that I am not supposed to talk about. It was the best beer I’ve had from them next to caged and corked La Folie though. A

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Almanac Dogpatch Sour: Tasty, but not the best beer from Almanac, a little too acetic. B

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Almanac Farmer’s Reserve #3: This is the best beer they make. It’s kind of old at this point, so the strawberries and nectarines have faded quite a bit, but this beer is still great. A-

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Logsdon Peche ‘n Brett: Great beer, but every time I have this I just think about how much better I like Fantasia. Tough life I know. A-

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Cascade Noyaux: Really delicious, and in my opinion the best light sour that Cascade makes. Fruity, with a little bit of nuts, while not being overly sour.

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Block 15 Super Nebula 2013: Best version of Super Nebula to date in my opinion, mostly because it tastes like fudge in a bottle. Great balance of barrel character, bourbon, chocolate, and alcohol heat. A+

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De Garde Vin Lee: Yep. Making another appearance after it exploded upon opening. A/A+

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Lost Abbey Duck Duck Gooze: Probably the best label on a sour beer ever. It also tastes fantastic to boot! Lots of sour, citrus, with a nice funk background. A/A+

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Commons Emelie: Just had this not too long ago, and it’s still very good. I think it will get better with age though. B+/A-

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Yeah….I don’t understand wine, but this was amazing. A+

Olympics Opening Ceremony?

Well, that was pretty boring, lots and lots of props. On the other hand, I learned that Russians are no good at making circles….if you want to see perfect circles made up of people, go look at the opening ceremony for the 2008 Olympics.

 

At least there was beer! My friend from college was visiting as well, so it was good to ruin our livers together.

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Fremont Bourbon Barrel Abominable: Huge barrel character, but too sweet on the back end. B+

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Great Divide Barrel Aged Yeti: NOT INFECTED YAY! A-

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Block 15 Super Nebula: New batch! It’s really amazing, but not quite as good as last year. A

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Block 15 Pappy’s Dark: This bottle is from 2011, and is really good with tons of raisins and figs. This bottle was also not infected. B+/A-

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Cantillon Lou Pepe Framboise 2011 (cork date): WOW, this beer is worlds better than the previous bottles of LP Framboise that I’ve had. There’s still a lot of fruit left in the beer with great amounts of funk to back it up. Probably one of the best bottles of Cantillon that I’ve ever had. A+

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DAT BOURBON COUNTY. It’s the rarest beer in the world!

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Old beer, but quite tasty.

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This was weird.

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De Garde Morningstar: So dangerous and drinkable. B+

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De Cam Oude Lambiek: Needs bubbles, but great nose. B/B+

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Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze: I love this beer. A-/A

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Commons Emelie: Quite good, but there’s a little bit of a coppery taste here. B+

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Dark Horse Bourbon Barrel Plead the 5th: Yep, better than Bourbon County. A

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Cascade Blueberry: One of the best Cascade beers, before they started making tons of beer that all tasted the same.

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Deschutes Abyss 2010: This will never get old. A+

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“Snowed” in.