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    Quote Originally Posted by LongIslandZagFan View Post
    I've been brewing for almost 4 years. I am my own worst critic and I have strived to make the beers I make better each time. We have about 1/2 dozen recipes we make and work to perfect. If they guys you are talking about are smart, they'll throw 80-90K at a master brewer to get their stuff drinkable... but sounds like that isn't likely to happen. Keep your hopes up... maybe someone will swoop in and buy the place up on the cheap and start making real beer.
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    Oh, SNAP... this is BITTER. I mean seriously bitter. Triple IPA... NOT to be trifled with. Me Likeee.

    Side note... Not sure how this guy get that much head on his pour. I poured mine hard and it didn't get much head at all and no retention.


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    I hardly drink at all anymore, interferes w/ seizure meds.

    But, I did have a very cold Regular Coors the other day. I'll tell you. That's not a bad beer, if you can get it near where you live. I hear it's local in Colorado. Trouble is, pretty much started by a Nazi-sympathizer family, but not bad beer.



    It did taste ok.

    Back before I became mostly a tea-toler, Alaskan Amber was my mainstream favorite. Anchorsteam tasted right when in SF, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LongIslandZagFan View Post
    Oh, SNAP... this is BITTER. I mean seriously bitter. Triple IPA... NOT to be trifled with. Me Likeee.

    Side note... Not sure how this guy get that much head on his pour. I poured mine hard and it didn't get much head at all and no retention.


    I tracked down a six pack of that a few days ago. I liked it a lot.
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    I am having an incredible beer day. I went to Pint Defiance and had a Matchless Voss IPA which was good and then had a Lagunitas high west-ified imperial coffee Stout. The imperial coffee Stout was exactly as good as you would think it could be. Then I went to Rainier Growlers in Puyallup who is having a Dogfish Head Record Store Day celebration. I had two pours of the 120 minute. That beer is amazing. High in alcohol with great flavor. I think then tried the dfh Siracusa which is a Syrah crossed with a Stout. It was good, but I could do without the Syrah flavor. I finished with a Oskar Blues Hotbox Coffee IPA. It's funny, I don't drink coffee but I like coffee flavor in stuff. The only other IPA I had with coffee was cold brew IPA from Rogue. That is one of my favorites. This Oskars Blues is better. I like it a lot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DixieZag View Post
    I hardly drink at all anymore, interferes w/ seizure meds.

    But, I did have a very cold Regular Coors the other day. I'll tell you. That's not a bad beer, if you can get it near where you live. I hear it's local in Colorado. Trouble is, pretty much started by a Nazi-sympathizer family, but not bad beer.



    It did taste ok.

    Back before I became mostly a tea-toler, Alaskan Amber was my mainstream favorite. Anchorsteam tasted right when in SF, too.
    Coors actually tastes fine if you pour it into a glass. The can really doesn't help it.
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    If you are ever in Northern California near the Oregon border (about 200 miles south of Ashland), there is a great place called the Lost Coast Brewery that also has a restaurant with excellent food. Some of their famous beers are the Downtown Brown, Indian IPA, Fogcutter Double IPA, etc.

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    617 Fourth St.
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    I once toured the Coors Factory in Golden, CO. They actually employ full time beer taste testers. The tour guide said there was a huge waiting list for job openings in that department. It's incredible how clean their brewery is. The place is just spotless.

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    Highly recommended.
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    I am going to drive to Russian River Brewery this weekend so that I can wait in line for hours to try Pliny the Younger. I’m pretty excited.
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    I would love to contribute more to this thread, but my geographic isolation makes that difficult. I tried a flight of offerings from a great new brewery a few days ago, but I’m pretty sure none of y’all will be around to sample local beers on the Maine coast anytime soon.

    If you do happen to be driving up Coastal Route 1, a detour into Flight Deck Brewing might be worth an hour or two of your time. They remodeled an indoor shooting range from a former US Navy base into a great tasting room. The beer is great. The atmosphere is great. What more could you want?

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    Pliny the Younger

    I took Friday off and drove to Santa Rosa with my cousin. It took us 14 hours. We stopped at Falling Sky Brewery in Eugene on the way down. Beer was meh, but the pulled pork sandwich and fries were very tasty. We pulled into Santa Rosa around 9:30 and went straight for Russian River. We were in luck, the line was not that long. We got in about an hour later at 10:30. Pliny the Younger lived up to the hype which seems to be kind of rare these days. It was perfectly balanced. Normally, I have noticed that a triple IPA will be kind of flat and syrupy. This beer had good carbonation and not syrupy at all. It was so good. You get 3 drinks when you get in and that is plenty because it is a 10% alcohol beer that really sneaks up on you. We left around 11:45 and each bought a case of Pliny the Elder and a couple bottles of Blind Pig. My sisters and brother joined us the next day and we got in line around 8:45 in the morning. We weren't seated and drinking Pliny the Younger until around 3:30. It was hot (mid 70's) for someone used to 40's for the high. It was worth another wait. I'm glad we got to try it again. My sister got a couple flights of their other beers and they were all very good (even the sour that I tried).

    After Russian River we hit 3 more breweries: Henhouse, Moonlight, and Cooperage. All 3 of these had good beer.





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    Peanut butter milk stout? It shouldn’t work, but it does. This beer tastes like a Reese’s peanut butter cup blended with a Guinness. It should be awful, but I like it.



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    Tooting my own horn here... but we had bottled a bunch of beers about 1 month ago with our beer gun (its a cool tool, but not as sexy as it sounds... just allows you to bottle from a keg... google it). We set them in our keezer next to the kegs and let them sit. Tasted one last night... DAMN... it was tasty. Our breakfast porter with coffee and vanilla that we call Dark Sunrise. Might have tasted better than when it was in the keg.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LongIslandZagFan View Post
    Tooting my own horn here... but we had bottled a bunch of beers about 1 month ago with our beer gun (its a cool tool, but not as sexy as it sounds... just allows you to bottle from a keg... google it). We set them in our keezer next to the kegs and let them sit. Tasted one last night... DAMN... it was tasty. Our breakfast porter with coffee and vanilla that we call Dark Sunrise. Might have tasted better than when it was in the keg.
    Well done! Dark Sunrise is a cool name.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LongIslandZagFan View Post
    Tooting my own horn here... but we had bottled a bunch of beers about 1 month ago with our beer gun (its a cool tool, but not as sexy as it sounds... just allows you to bottle from a keg... google it). We set them in our keezer next to the kegs and let them sit. Tasted one last night... DAMN... it was tasty. Our breakfast porter with coffee and vanilla that we call Dark Sunrise. Might have tasted better than when it was in the keg.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LongIslandZagFan View Post
    Tooting my own horn here... but we had bottled a bunch of beers about 1 month ago with our beer gun (its a cool tool, but not as sexy as it sounds... just allows you to bottle from a keg... google it). We set them in our keezer next to the kegs and let them sit. Tasted one last night... DAMN... it was tasty. Our breakfast porter with coffee and vanilla that we call Dark Sunrise. Might have tasted better than when it was in the keg.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LongIslandZagFan View Post
    Tooting my own horn here... but we had bottled a bunch of beers about 1 month ago with our beer gun (its a cool tool, but not as sexy as it sounds... just allows you to bottle from a keg... google it). We set them in our keezer next to the kegs and let them sit. Tasted one last night... DAMN... it was tasty. Our breakfast porter with coffee and vanilla that we call Dark Sunrise. Might have tasted better than when it was in the keg.
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    I really like this one: Liquid Riot’s Easy Like Sunday Morning.

    This is an oatmeal stout collaboration between one of my favorite local coffee roasters and a great local brewery. They threw in a touch of maple syrup (shouldn’t work, but it does) and delivered a dark, mellow, and highly flavorful brunch beer.
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    Love that logo and the beer sounds delish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LongIslandZagFan View Post
    Tooting my own horn here... but we had bottled a bunch of beers about 1 month ago with our beer gun (its a cool tool, but not as sexy as it sounds... just allows you to bottle from a keg... google it). We set them in our keezer next to the kegs and let them sit. Tasted one last night... DAMN... it was tasty. Our breakfast porter with coffee and vanilla that we call Dark Sunrise. Might have tasted better than when it was in the keg.
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    Just got back from a Germany/Czech vacation. The beer there is amazing. Every one, literally every single beer, was smooth and tasty. The dark beers were best, though that is a personal preference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bullzag23 View Post
    Just got back from a Germany/Czech vacation. The beer there is amazing. Every one, literally every single beer, was smooth and tasty. The dark beers were best, though that is a personal preference.
    German weissen beers are very hard to beat. I do not drink American wheat beers, can’t stomach them. I don’t even do German weissen imports, I don’t know why, but there is something with them that doesn’t work. But I drink them in Germany and they are smooth, relaxing, and wholesome.
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