Posts Tagged ‘ Madness & Civilization #1 ’

Even Pong Night Needs Good Beer

Had a bunch of people over for a night of reliving college drinking games. Unfortunately/fortunately, we kicked the keg in a little under three hours, so we had a couple of other craft beers. Here’s the two that I took photos of. Both were very tasty, but past their prime.

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More Beer and Climbing Videos

This is kind of a thing now, mostly because climbing videos are really interesting, but you can tune or tune out whenever you feel like it. No plot, no long action sequences, just something to have in the background that’s neat for the 30% of the time you’re actually watching it.

 

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Kunhenn American Imperial Stout: Definitely the best non-barrel aged stout I’ve had in recent memory. Might have to revisit Founders RIS to make sure.

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Hill Farmstead Madness & Civilization #1: Probably the best beer in the series. It smells boozy, but then tastes like chocolate and sweet, sweet bourbon. It’s wonderful.

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Hill Farmstead Society & Solitude #4: It has been a very long time since I’ve had this beer, and it’s a fantastic IIPA. Top 10 for sure, and right up there with the best from Alpine, Boneyard, and Barley Brown’s.

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De Garde Hose: That palate cleanser tho.

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Alesmith Kona Coffee Stout: Extremely tasty, with a sweeter coffee profile than Jamaican Blue coffee something something darkside. However, I wish it had some bourbon aspects to it….

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DONE!

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The Rare Barrel: This beer is as good as the brewery name of this beer is bad. Fantastic beer, but I will always be bitter at The Rare Barrel for such a pretentious name. I also don’t like how they introduced a reserve society before anyone had even tried their beer (I’m looking at you, Wolves and Hype).

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Perennial Sump: I used to hate this beer, but this batch is actually really good! I approve and will actually consider seeking out more Perennial beers that don’t end with “Abraxas” and start with “BA”.

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Hill Farmstead Le Sarrasin: This is a fantastic beer, like a stronger, more technologically advanced Arthur. However, if only it had a more complex funky profile…

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Success! I had a tough time deciding which beer was better, but I think Le Sarrasin takes it. I don’t know, ask me tomorrow, I will have changed my mind a few times since then.

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OUDE HOSE!

Stupid Out-of-Towners

A couple people came up separately from California and wanted to do a bottle share with the PDX beer geeks. Commons Brewery was nice enough to host us. Get ready for some photos.

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Oh. That’s a lot of bottles. A few more people showed up after this picture was taken, and they brought more bottles.

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Hill Farmstead Edith: My favorite dark saison. Not saying too much though. It balances the fruit and the roastiness pretty well. B

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Alpine Duet: Very tasty as always

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Alpine Pure Hoppiness: Fantastic beer, I wish we got this more often. A

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Alpine Nelson: Still my favorite Alpine beer and one of my favorite IPAs! A+

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Sante Adarius West Ashley: Best beer of the day. Great balance between the funk and the fruit. Would drink again! A+

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Hill Farmstead Madness & Civilization #1: Enormous barrel presence here. Smoke, bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, and BOOZE. Great beer, I wouldn’t mind aging this for a little while though to let it mellow out. A/A+

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Cascade Bottleworks XIV: Nice beer, isn’t nearly as lactic as most beers from the barrel house. A

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Cantillon Vigneronne: Super, super funky. Quite good despite the ridiculous amount of wet sock and horse blanket. A

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Acadia Ales Barrel Aged Cereal Killer: Middle of the road barrel aged barleywine. B

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Sante Adarius Love’s Amore: Another good beer from Sante Adarius! I need to track some of their beers down for further evaluation! A-

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Upright Rose City Seven Batch #1: Superior to the first batch! Very tasty! A

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Dark Lord 2013: Soy sauce laced with diabeetus. B-

There were a bunch of beers I didn’t photograph, but I was in a bit of a hurry because I only had about an hour and a half at the tasting and I would way only 2/3 of the bottles had been opened by the time I left. I wish I could have tasted all the other beers, but you can’t tick em all!

Little bit of Vermont

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I like Hill Farmstead!