By suggestion: "In an effort to learn more about the beers other deadheads are imbibing, I was wondering if we have/could have a forum for that."
Let the conversation begin!
local brewery makes outstanding IPA. DFW.
Lagunitas 12th of Never
Lagunitas Maximus IPA
Summit Brewing (St. Paul, MN) Russian Imperial Stout
Central Waters (Amherst, WI) Bourbon Barrel Stout
Lake Louie Warped Speed Scotch Ale
Founders Mosaic Promise
Founders Centennial IPA
Alaskan Freeride IPA
Potosi Stingy Jack Pumpkin Ale
Milwaukee Brewing Cream Ale
Oscar's Oatmeal Stout
Deschutes Pacific Wonderland Lager
I'm savoring them a little more these days...
p.s. I tried for some bell's hopslam yesterday, but alas it was sold out...
I drink an IPA called lagunitas it’s a little bit bitter but it always gets me a nice little buzz
‘‘Tis the season for 10% DIPA with honey
Milk Porter from Creature Comforts.
Also have some Tropicalia IPA from CC.
friend just got back from Ohio, and brought me some 4 packs of GLBC Lake Erie Monster Double IPA. Nice.
10.2% Imperial Stout
My wife and I muscled up to and onto some bar stools at Russian River one night long ago in Santa Rosa, CA. I was anxious to get a fresh pull on a Pliny and was actually disappointed. I liked their Blind Pig better that night. Here in Steamboat I've been fortunate getting the 19 oz Pliny the Elder bottle that is fresh and consistently good. Now that February is here, be on the lookout for Pliny the Younger. It is a rare brew I have yet to taste, as it's hard to find and only comes in kegs. A 3 hour trip to Denver or Fort Collins may be in the works just to find a glass or 2 of the Younger: will advise
I may be berated for this thought: Pliny is frankly over-rated. I think it is an extremely good ale, and one that I would certainly drink regularly if it was available in the DFW area.
However...here's the "but"...I truly believe it is over-hyped. I've had the pleasure a couple of times when visiting NoCal to have a few...and it's just not the best ale ever, or whatever I've heard proclaimed.
I'm not even sure what my "best ale ever" would be, as there are so many excellent ones out there, and Pliny would be among the ones I really like, and would love to have it in my frig, but....
just not worth the buzz it gets. just my $.02.
Pliny the Elder is brewed by Russian River Brewing Company, Santa Rosa, CA. Still haven't found it here in WNY.