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!
A Head Hunter from Fat Heads or an Odell IPA would be great right now
Spatan Oktoberfest, I'm pretty sure my dad has some crappy Milwaukee's best light. LOL and then four (Yingling) it doesn't deserve a proper spelling
Hey! Spatan is one great brewery. Excellent choice! Peace, -Dave
beer!I too enjoy spatan brews. This years abita oktoberfest is particularly tasty also.
And is not worthy of correct spelling.I won't drink it even if it's free. ;(
If you're in WI check it out, if not find some other way to get here and/or get it!
Christmas Ale... tis the season to be Jerry
Christmas Ale Roundhouse India Red Ale
Personally... big variety from deep ellum IPA to Boulevard tank 7 to Firestone Opal and a bunch of other stuff. No Christmas ales yet...hoping my son brings the Great Lakes at Christmas.
Scored a single bottle.11.2%, barrel aged.
It's aged in rye whiskey barrels and flavored like a Sazarac. I tried the Boulevard Rye on Rye on Rye and loved it, so I thought I'd try this. ABV is over 10 so that always makes me happy.
West Coast IPA 2 row barley,crystal and victory malt, flaked oats, warrior and citra hops ABV 6.7% a righteous brew
I never tire of a good west coast IPA: 12 Gates looks good, although a brew from Buffalo called "west coast" seems unusual.Once every 5 or 6 weeks I get my mitts on Pliny the Elder; otherwise I'm happy with Odell IPA and more recently Voodoo Ranger from New Belgium. Also from Fort Collins, Zwei Brewing has a Willie Nelson IPA that is very good. A friend brought me a big can (crowler?) of it last week. Closer to Denver, in Lafayette, Odd13 Brewing has been making good hoppy beers. When I lived in Kansas, I really enjoyed their seasonal brews. Rye on Rye and Bourbon barrell Quad really packed a punch! February will bring more stouts and porters: Denver's Dry Dock Brewing has a chocolate peanut butter porter that is really good.
I agree west coast and Buffalo don't jive, but the taste is what matters. I have yet to taste Pliny the Elder but have heard great things. Voodoo Ranger is very good as well. Have you tried Space Kitty Double IPA from Rohrbach in Rochester, NY? I'm still searching for that elusive feline....I hear it is sublime.
It's the "West Coast" of NY state which has beach front on 2 Great Lakes. Never been there and haven't tasted the beer. Bell's makes Third Coast Beer, since Michigan is almost all lake shore.
Manta Ray Imperial IPA 8.5% It doesn't suck
I tried Pliny the Elder for the first time a couple of weeks ago and it was amazing. I was kind of burned out on IPAs, but this one has renewed my interest.
That's Founder's right? They make a nice tropical tasting IPA, I think it's called Azacca and it comes in cans. The 15 pack is a nice touch as well. Their Dirty Bastard Scotch Ale has been a warming companion on a few snow shoeing trips. It'll warm you right up on a chilly morning...but you have to be careful it'll hit you right in the booboo.
Pliny the Elder is brewed by Russian River Brewing Company, Santa Rosa, CA. Still haven't found it here in WNY.
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.
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
10.2% Imperial Stout Good stuff!!!
friend just got back from Ohio, and brought me some 4 packs of GLBC Lake Erie Monster Double IPA. Nice.
Milk Porter from Creature Comforts.Also have some Tropicalia IPA from CC.
‘‘Tis the season for 10% DIPA with honey
I drink an IPA called lagunitas it’s a little bit bitter but it always gets me a nice little buzz
Lagunitas 12th of NeverLagunitas 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...
local brewery makes outstanding IPA. DFW.