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Re: What are you drinking?

Post by nicole » 13 Mar 2017, 13:13

I've been almost exclusively drinking Off-Color Brewery Troublesome for about a year now, probably. I think Off-Color is really hard to find outside Chicago, but if you do find it you should try it.
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Re: What are you drinking?

Post by Kwix » 14 Mar 2017, 14:19

A couple of new things. While in CA I picked up a sixer of Lagunitas Aunt Sally. We get Lagunitas up here but not the full range. Quite tasty, sour but not too sour and the hopping is a bit more than your average pale. Think of it as a slightly bitter Berliner Weisse.
Also stumbled across a relatively inexpensive Hendrick's Gin substitute, Hixon Gin. It has that same cucumber/floral profile so yeah, kind of wasted in a classic gin cocktail but fine for G&T or stuff designed for it (i.e., involves sliced cucumbers).
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Re: What are you drinking?

Post by Eric the .5b » 15 Mar 2017, 00:27

I actually like Hendricks for martinis. I just have to use a straightforward vermouth. I tried using one of the really herbal ones, and it was just...too much.
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Re: What are you drinking?

Post by dbcooper » 19 May 2017, 07:39

The excellent (Danish brewer/founder) NZ brewery 8 Wired is doing their seasonal Australian hops West Island IPA again. God damn it's good. Galaxy plus a couple of others.
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Re: What are you drinking?

Post by dbcooper » 19 May 2017, 07:43

Apparently they sell 50% of their production to the (brit/us/antip) xpats in Hong Kong and China.
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Re: What are you drinking?

Post by JD » 22 May 2017, 15:08

It's gin season again! (Just in time for it to get cold and rainy again.) And that means Breuckelen Distilling's "Glorious Gin". It demands a very clean, not-sweet tonic, though.

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Re: What are you drinking?

Post by Eric the .5b » 27 May 2017, 03:33

JD wrote:It's gin season again! (Just in time for it to get cold and rainy again.) And that means Breuckelen Distilling's "Glorious Gin". It demands a very clean, not-sweet tonic, though.
Would Fever Tree work for that?
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Re: What are you drinking?

Post by dbcooper » 30 May 2017, 00:49

There's a few good NZ pilsners/lagers, but most of the craft ones are still firmly in "crank up the hops so we don't have to make a good, consistent batch of a subtle beer" territory.
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Re: What are you drinking?

Post by JD » 30 May 2017, 12:47

Eric the .5b wrote:
JD wrote:It's gin season again! (Just in time for it to get cold and rainy again.) And that means Breuckelen Distilling's "Glorious Gin". It demands a very clean, not-sweet tonic, though.
Would Fever Tree work for that?
Fever Tree is good, although I think I have a slight preference for Q. I'll have to A/B them against each other some time.

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Re: What are you drinking?

Post by dead_elvis » 31 May 2017, 09:17

Had one of these last night

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Was worried it might just be a marketing gimmick but while it's not a great English Bitter it's pretty good IMO. I can see why some reviewers think it's a little bit watery, but it's got plenty of bitter malty flavor for only 4.7 abv. Good beer for those times when you're plunging headlong into certain death but you want to keep your wits about you.
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Re: What are you drinking?

Post by Warren » 31 May 2017, 10:23

dead_elvis wrote: Good beer for those times when you're plunging headlong into certain death but you want to keep your wits about you.
Or for when you lay there gazing at the sky and your body's numb and throat is dry.
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Re: What are you drinking?

Post by JasonL » 30 Jun 2017, 19:14

Local bar got a mead in. I was surprised having always thought of meads as being heavy. A lot like honeyed prosecco to be honest. Over ice, nice patio sipper.

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Re: What are you drinking?

Post by Kwix » 03 Jul 2017, 13:49

Reliving my 20s:
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Re: What are you drinking?

Post by Mo » 03 Jul 2017, 19:57

Kwix wrote:Reliving my 20s:
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Did you dig up a time capsule from 1997?
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Re: What are you drinking?

Post by JasonL » 03 Jul 2017, 20:14

It came back. It played prominently in my rounding some bases with the wife.

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Re: What are you drinking?

Post by JasonL » 03 Jul 2017, 20:15

Rando Courtyard in jersey had a bottle of this to sell by the glass? https://mobile.duckhorn.com/product/201 ... splayOrder&

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Re: What are you drinking?

Post by Kwix » 03 Jul 2017, 20:18

Mo wrote:
Kwix wrote:Reliving my 20s:
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Did you dig up a time capsule from 1997?
As Jason states, iiiiiiitts baaaaaaaack! At least temporarily. Tastes less flavorful, and more orange-y than I remember though.
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Re: What are you drinking?

Post by Mo » 03 Jul 2017, 20:19

Got a bottle of Hibiki Harmony as a gift
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Re: What are you drinking?

Post by JasonL » 03 Jul 2017, 21:13

Never tried it. Howzit?

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Re: What are you drinking?

Post by Mo » 03 Jul 2017, 22:17

Very good. Nice and smooth with sweetness, citrus and herbal notes and a slight pepperiness.
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Re: What are you drinking?

Post by dead_elvis » 08 Jul 2017, 13:12

New favorite beer is Lattitude 33's Blood Orange IPA. Orange is noticeable but subtle enough and not cloying. Little strong at 7.2%, but very refreshing tasting.
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Re: What are you drinking?

Post by Warren » 08 Jul 2017, 13:54

dead_elvis wrote:Little strong at 7.2%
I'm out.
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Re: What are you drinking?

Post by Sandy » 08 Jul 2017, 14:59

Warren wrote:
dead_elvis wrote:Little strong at 7.2%
I'm out.
Taste or alcohol content reasons?
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Re: What are you drinking?

Post by Warren » 08 Jul 2017, 19:51

Sandy wrote:
Warren wrote:
dead_elvis wrote:Little strong at 7.2%
I'm out.
Taste or alcohol content reasons?
I like to keep it under 6% ABV. Anything over 6.5 and I'll pass out after just one.
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Re: What are you drinking?

Post by dead_elvis » 15 Jul 2017, 22:39

So I'm in New Hampshire for a few weeks and, as one does when one is in New Hampshire, I have to try everything maple related. Had a can of kanc country maple porter (Woodstock Inn Brewery). I don't taste any maple in the least. Decent porter though.
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