Posts Tagged ‘ Lawson’s ’

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.

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Post-climbing beer

Climbed like a monster on Saturday, so we went back and had a few beers while we all sat around and checked our hands for blisters.

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Lawson’s Finest Liquids Sip of Sunshine: Very citrusy, with not too much malts behind it. Reminds me a bit of Alpine, with a touch more bitterness.

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De Garde Imperial Vin Bu-Melange: Very good, first time I’ve ever had it. Grapes are very subtle, but it adds a nice bit of complexity to the base beer.

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De Garde Cherry Bu: This beer has aged wonderfully. I wish I had more!

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Stillwater Gose Gone Wild: Wild as in very sour for a Gose.

Small bottleshare time!

Couple people from out of town wanted to do some trades and to share some bottles, so for the 3rd time in the same number of days, I went to the Commons.

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Hmm, might be a lot for 5 people. I love the ambition.

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Time for some liquid courage in the form of Gin Enkel! 5 glasses in 3 days, I might have a problem.

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De Garde Rougie: Aging well, but it’s a slower gusher now, so be ready with a glass!

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Crooked Stave Surette: So much better than the reserva version! This one has no butter.

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Jester King Aurelian: Holy tits this beer is sour! Lots of apricots too! First Jester King beer I’ve had that doesn’t suck. A-

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Troegs Master of Pumpkins: Not bad, but I like the label better. B

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Lawson’s Maple Tripple: Tastes like delicious, alcoholic breakfast! A+

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Best way to smash my face with coffee.

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Crooked Stave L’Brett Blackberry: Quite tasty, but I wouldn’t mind more fruit. B+

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Jester King Chrysalis: Not as good as the apricot Jester King, but it is still good. Maybe I need to only drink the small bottles of Jester King. Is that the secret? B+

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Crooked Stave Origins: Still one of the better dark sours out there. B+

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Crooked Stave Cherry Origins: Best beer from this year’s Crooked Stave reserve society. A/A+

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Lost Abbey Duck Duck Gooze 2013: Batch 2 is way better than the original batch. This one is nice and refreshing while bringing a good amount of funk to the table. Batch 1’s soul goal was to destroy my face, and it did a pretty good job. This is worth trading for. A/A+

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Lost Abbey Cable Car: Holy robot Jesus I love this beer. A+

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The man who brought the bottle chugging the last 5 oz like a boss!

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Cantillon 50N-4E: Oh, hey there. Cognac barrel aged sour beer?! Why yes, yes I want some. It was quite good too! A

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Jester King Atrial Rubicite: This one is god damn delicious, absolutely worth the hype! One of the juiciest, jammiest beers I’ve ever had. A+

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Bruery Grey Monday: This is a terrible idea, but a delicious one! A/A+

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Both Persicas were buttery. What sadness.