Posts Tagged ‘ Everett ’

Steak and Beer for Days

Seriously, leftovers for days.

Ribeyes, culotte, bavette, flat iron, and some cold smoked and brined pork chops. 9.2 lbs.

Then….we drank enough beer to crush us all.

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Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze: This 2015 bottle is pretty good, shows a lot of promise in a few years.

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Upright Fatali Four: Getting spicier, I’m digging it.

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Hill Farmstead Susan: This beer is really good, definitely one of my favorite Hill Farmsteads that you can only get in growlers.

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Casey Peach Fruit Stand: Best fruit stand yet, this one actually has enough peach flavor to stand up to the fruit bombs that are de Garde.

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Hill Farmstead Florence: I’m normally not that into this one compared to other Hill Farmstead beers, but this batch is fantastic. Really reminds me of old batches of Arthur.

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Hill Farmstead Earl: The oatmeal really improves the mouthfeel on this beer, but there just isn’t enough coffee here. Next time, aeropress.

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Hill Farmstead Everett: Yep, still the best porter around!

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Upright Hearts’ Beat: Very tasty, but it needs time to funk up in my opinion. It’s just too sweet right now.

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de Garde Imperial Blu Bu: Mmmmmmmmmm, cow farts.

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de Garde Blu Bu Weisse: Old de Garde walez anyone? This beer is absolutely fantastic, but the real value here is the novelty of having one of the first beers that de Garde ever made, and if I remember correctly, this was the only beer that de Garde made that used fresh fruit that they picked themselves.

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Sante Adairius Appreciation: Better now than the last time I had it, the berry flavors that were not very distinct before have definitely transitioned into a clearly boysenberry taste. It’s great. This is about the time where my palate ran off and died in the woods.

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Cigar City Hunahpu’s: Definitely better fresh than aged, drink em now folks. No one is going to want to trade for your regular ass hunahpu’s when it’s two years old.

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The Alchemist Focal Banger: Almost as good as Heady Topper, I think the last time I had this beer was when it was still being sold in a plain ass can with a dumb sticker that would fall off if the can got wet. Big problem when condensation forms on the can the moment you remove it from the fridge!

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Alesmith Hammerhead Speedway w/ Vanilla Beans: Okay, Alesmith didn’t add the vanilla beans, but they should. The espresso in this beer and the bitterness that comes along with it really stands up to the addition of vanilla. I think this is even better than putting vanilla beans into BCBS. Srsly.

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Hill Farmstead Shirley Mae: Yeah, really wasn’t expecting this to be a porter (clearly didn’t read the fine print), but after having Everett I’m broken.

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de Garde The Broken Truck: Oh, hey there batch 1 The Broken Truck. You taste amazing, but I’m really, really drunk. It has flavor. hnngh.

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de Garde The Anniversary: Yep, still drunk.

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de Garde Biere Rose: Wow, this beer actually aged well! I drank all mine thinking that it was amazing fresh and didn’t show much promise in the long run. I’m a dummy.

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de Garde Biere Violet: TASTE LIKE BERRIES AND THANGS.

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Uhhhh, I barely remember this one. I assume it was good!

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Oh, this is a large box.

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My Hill Farmstead trader is just the best.

But wait, there’s more!

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Wrapping up the weekend

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More beer, because it was a long week

Been pretty busy over the last week, so it was nice to unwind with a bunch of friends over some beer.

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Upright 6th Anniversary Saison: Delicious as always, but maybe eating a bunch of fried chicken beforehand ruined my palate.

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Council Brewing Beatitude: This beer has a very similar acid profile to de Garde and had some nice fruit to back it up. I don’t know much about Council, but what I have had from them so far has been tasty. Look forward to trying more of their things.

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Hill Farmstead Fear and Trembling: So…..this is probably the best baltic porter I’ve ever had. Maybe Hill Farmstead should give up their IPAs and just do porters full time. Incredible beer.

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Hill Farmstead Everett: And now the best regular porter I’ve ever had. This beer is perfect in every way.

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Hill Farmstead Flora BBR: This is Hill Farmstead’s Beaucoup Berry Bu. All of the berries! Not as jammy or fruity as de Garde’s Beaucoup Berry Bu, but has a much more complex base. Both are fantastic, and I don’t think I could pick between the two.

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Ale Apothecary Fresh Hop Sahalie: Best bottle of Sahalie I’ve had in a long time. I usually avoid Ale Apothecary because I believe their beer simply isn’t worth the price tag, but this one is very good, worth the $30 or whatever it costs.

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Hill Farmstead Leaves of Grass: This beer was pretty boring compared to the beers leading up to this, didn’t taste like much. Gotta love palate fatigue.

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John Wakefield Brewing Harbinger: As much flack as this brewery gets, they know how to make great beer. This beer is what Grey Monday can only dream of being. Fantastic hazelnut flavor here, without being overbearing. Best stout I’ve had in a long time.

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Hill Farmstead Civil Disobedience 15: MANGOES.

Porch got ruined.

And it was glorious. Thanks to my Hill Farmstead trader!!!

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Genealogy of Morals, Phemenology of Spirit, Everett, and Vera Mae x6

Back on Schedule

Every other weekend tastings are back with a vengeance!

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Bear Republic Racer 15 IPA: Good, and went well with my sandwich! A-

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Well….that escalated quickly.

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Hill Farmstead Life without Principle #2: I wish it was summer, because this beer would have been perfect. Nice and light with a touch of lemon, this beer is crushable. B+

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Southampton Uberliner: An imperial berlinerweisse?! Hah! It’s damn good though. A-

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Eagle something something Equinox: This beer has starfruit in it. I was sold at the very moment. It’s pleasantly sour with some orange citrus and another citrusy flavor I wouldn’t be able to place normally (starfruit). A-

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Hill Farmstead Foster: Not for me. Too bitter. C+

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Hill Farmstead Civil Disobedience #5: Tart with lots of citrus and funk. It’s a great beer, but commands far more trade value that its taste suggests. A-

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Boulevard Love Child #1: Finish reminds me a lot of Cascade’s Bourbonic Plague…and that’s awesome. One of the best beers of the day. A

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De Dolle Special Reserve: Tasty beer, nice and sweet. Dessert beer?! A-

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Hill Farmstead Everett: Still one of the best porters out there. God damn. A

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Hill Farmstead E.: Tasty, but the aroma of the beers was insane. Taste just couldn’t keep up. B+

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Drie Foneinen Doesjel: IT NEEDS BUBBLES. B

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Lost Abbey Devotion: It was carbonated! That’s always unexpected from Lost Abbey. Unfortunately, this beer was lame. C

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Olde Hickory Seven Devils: Awesome barrel character here. Olde Hickory has yet to let me down. Come at me bro. A-

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Hill Farmstead Jimmy: Still don’t like this beer. I want to have it once more fresh though. I don’t think age does this one any favors. B-

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Fifty Fifty Eclipse Corn Whiskey: Good, but I’m not the best person to rate the eclipse beers, because I don’t think they are worth the $25. B+/A-

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Cigar City Leon: Thank god that last bottle I had was just a freak. This beer is good. Might be the best beer of the evening. I was also a bit buzzed at this point. Apple brandy barleywine so good! A+

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Upright Fatali Four: I don’t know why we decided to open this, but it was good. I like spicy stuff. A-

Well Shit.

My Hill Farmstead trader dropped an atom bomb on me today….I may have danced around a little bit when I saw 3 boxes at my door!

 

Left to Right: Everett, Clara, Anna, Damon, Juicy, and Twilight of the Idols. Can’t forget the glassware either!