Posts Tagged ‘ Fatali Four ’

When in Costa Rica, drink craft beer

Drink craft beer whenever you aren’t drinking shit out of fruit or stuff with fruit in it.

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That’s right, I brought beer all the way from Portland to Guanacaste, Costa Rica.

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Don’t hate.

Fatali Four

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Upright Fatali Four: Great beer as always, but something was going on with this bottle. It had a bit of a ropey mouthfeel, and was really viscous, almost slimey. Perhaps this bottle caught some sort of pedio bug that hasn’t been cleaned up yet.

Beer Beer Beer Beer Beer

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Mid-week Drinking

100% guaranteed to leave you tired and angry the next day. Worth it? Probably.

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A friend’s homebrew that he made for groomsmen :).

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Upright Fatali Four 2014: Yep, this beer ages like a champion. Tons of wine character here with brett, followed by a nice touch of heat on the finish. This beer is basically perfect.

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What is this man doing? We may never know.

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That behind the scenes glimpse of what it’s like to be a beer geek.

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Can’t aruge with the final product though. Uli’s Lambik 3 Fonteinen meets Orval is a spectacular beer, the best lambic I have had since the last time I opened an Armand ‘4 Season. Not all that tart, but tons of funk balanced by citrus, with an interesting finish by what I can only imagine to be the contribution of blending in some old Orval. Uli beers may not always be extremely tasty, but they are always fascinating to try. Thankfully, this beer was both really delicious and super interesting. I’ll take that.

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Yes, let’s keep drinking high alcohol stouts. I won’t feel this tomorrow morning at all.

LIESSSS!

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Let’s continue the stupidity!

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Upright Blend Love: This bottle is from 2013, and just goes to continue to provide evidence that Upright might be the best sour brewery in the US in regards to how their beer behaves over time. Lots of other beers that I’ve had from other breweries get worse over time, but Upright seems to be tastier the older it gets. I don’t have many bottles from them that are older than this, but I wish I did. Fruit, funk, and tartness, all perfectly balanced.

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-

Meet new friends? Drink beer.

Well, new to me anyway. A friend of mine had visitors this weekend and…..of course they’re beer geeks. So naturally instead of going somewhere we stayed inside and drank a bunch of beer that wasn’t local to Portland.

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This beer was frozen upon arrival, but was pretty good. Put passion fruit in anything and I’ll like it.

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I’m so happy Trillium cans now! They’re label art looks even better on cans than bottles if you ask me, and of course the beer tastes amazing.

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I can’t believe our new-found friend brought a 6L Maman.

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Just kidding, I was just using a tiny glass. This beer is my favorite stout of the year. God I miss regular barrel aged stouts. Fuck that adjunct business!!! Tons of dark chocolate, oak, some vanilla, caramel, with a nice spicy finish that comes from the rye barrels.

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I’m not the only one that thinks so.

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Fremont Coffee Cinnamon Bourbon Barrel Aged Abominable: My god that name is a pain in the butt to type out. However, now that it’s over, this beer is really good, and actually holds up in the company of our ghetto homemade bourbon county coffee stout and Maman.

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JWB made a beer!

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Upright Oregon Native: First time having this beer from the bottle, and I need to go and get more of this, it’s fantastic!!!!!!

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This is the single cask still version of Oregon Native and, while tasty, needs bubbles.

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Why not, I love this beer.

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These beers? Less enjoyment.

I lied.

Remember that day where I said we only drank small bottles? Yeah…

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So we didn’t drink only small bottles that day, oh well. I regret nothing!

Dat Bu Glass.

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Sometimes it’s all about drinking one of your favorite beers out of your favorite glass. Go kittehs go!

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!

Wrapping up the weekend

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