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What beer are you drinking

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by Boom Stick, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. Delta-T

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    thats is fairly masculine looking...needs a mustache (the glass). Nothing says "Now That's A Beer" like a glass with facial hair. Oddly enough, I dont drink anything cold if I have the choice (sensitive teef). Pretty much everything room temp.
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  2. Delta-T

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    last time I was at the Tupelo they had a pretty decent selection in the basement.
  3. Adios Pantalones

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    Ya, I was there for a show on Tuesday. I picked up some Manchester brewed beer.
    The wine selection there is small but great
  4. Seasoned Oak

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    I wish they had a home brew specialty store in my area. Just the usual national brands stuff.
    Guess ill have to start makin my own,lLL call it "Seasoned Oak Dark."
    Id probably drink up all the profits.
  5. homebrewz

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    That's funny, I've only met my ex's while drinking cheap drafts. I guess I need to step it up.

    I'm somewhere around 1100+ at Mahar's.

    I'm impressed by the sudden increase in the number of good beer places in the area.
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    Any of you guys/gals from the New York area try Southern Tier beers. I have had several with my favs. being Chocolate Stout or Creme Brule!! They are more of a dessert beer, but FANTASTIC!! Currently chilling the last 6 pack of Oberon from Bell's Brewery in Kalamazoo!! Yes, there really is a Kalamazoo!!
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    Homebrewz with that many I'm sure we've met. When do you usually stop by? I usually am there on Thursdays it's the no Bill zone. Actually thinking of stopping by tonight.;lol
  8. rover47

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    Actually Juniors right down the street from Mahars has 16 taps now.
  9. homebrewz

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    These days I only get up there once a month or so, but we may have met. I've been a semi-regular for some time. I was there most recently to meet the brewer from Wandering Star.

    re: Southern Tier, that is good stuff. I like everything they make. Not all of their product is on the high side though. They make some nice session beers.
    I don't buy a lot from outside of the northeast unless I know it hasn't been sitting around for a while. I do like me some Smuttynose, Otter Creek, Long Trail, and more locally we have Old Slugger and Ommegang (though the latter is now owned by a corporation in Belgium). Some of the best beer I've ever had was from the Alchemist in Waterbury, VT, but their brewpub was destroyed in the flood last year. They are still cranking out their double IPA in a can from a nearby production brewery.
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    Not from NY, but I likes me some Southern Tier. Fav's = Unearthly Imperial IPA, Harvest Ale (when fresh), Phin & Matt's and PumKing. I even made a detour to the brewery on a trip out east last year to try some that we don't get around here. My buddy did the same this year and though the bar was closed they opened-up to fill him a pint and some growlers. Very nice.

    Bells Two-Hearted IPA is a stand-by for me since it's tasty & most places here stock Bells.
  11. Boom Stick

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    Beer is good stuff.....never heard of Mahars............truth be told I just imbibe at home really. I rarely go out to drink beers anymore. However, There are a few local spots I need to check out. I have been amassing a beer cellar and expand it by a couple bottles/sixers a month. Gotta go look up Mahars.

    Ommegang made a good beer called Ommegeddon....made with brettanomyces......had a few bottles cellared for couple years and once I opened one I drank the rest up in a week.
  12. rover47

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    Homebrewz, I was there that night! Met Chris a real nice guy. Actually had the Wandering Star christmas beer last night a red rye. good stuff. Think I stayed too long last night. Foe list members who have not heard of Wandering Star they only brew cask style beers. They are in Pittsfield MA.
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    You guys sound like BEER experts,so im wonderin does bottled and canned beer go bad if its kept too long?. I have a dedicated beer fridge at my bar and sometimes its a while between social gatherings. SO far iv never had to toss any out. MY tap beer (quarter barrel) is good for a few months ,usually dont last more than 2-3.
  14. homebrewz

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    Generally, when it comes to beer the more fresh it is the better. Most beer is made to be drank fresh.. within a few weeks up to a few months of bottling/kegging. It all depends though.. very strong beers can last a while and some are even meant to be aged. Stuff that's been sitting around for a while will start to go stale. When this happens to the microbrew stuff it starts to taste like wet cardboard. I usually look for dates on the bottles or packaging to give me an idea of when it was bottled. This usually helps, providing the beer distributor didn't let the product sit in a hot warehouse for a month. Heat and light destroy beer.
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    My buddy was over tonight and mentioned that he didn't like buying beer at one place because almost everything is chilled. He figures warming it up again (in the car or cupboard) and then re-chilling is not good for it. Any truth to that?
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    That's true.. it is bad for the flavor stability. Though, keeping it cool will help preserve it. The other thing that destroys beer is light. That's why most beer is packaged in brown bottles, which help somewhat, but keeping it in the dark is best. Some of the chemical compounds in the hop oils undergo a chemical reaction when subjected to sunlight and makes them rancid.. smells like a skunk. They call it "light-struck". Most have probably had Heineken that was light-struck.
  17. Boom Stick

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    I notice a lot of micros are now being canned....took a bunch on a trip with me memorial day and they were as good as any beers I have had. I like the idea of cans over bottles....travel better, easier to deal with, etc. helps with light as well.

    I just went to a brewery in Waynesville, NC called Frog Level Brewing over Thanksgiving break and their beers were amazing. All fresh, better than any brewery I have been to. Very small production place and really fresh tasting beers. If I lived near there it would be all I drank.
    http://www.froglevelbrewing.com/
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    Maybe it's good or maybe it's a bad thing but I've never had that problem. I wish I could help.:)
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    My staple - Michelob Light - cause somedays are just better than others

    For times when I feel like chaining myself to the porch and throwing my keys out in the yard there's a mason jar in the freezer
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    Can someone give the skinny on this Mahar's? Is it a regular bar? seems like a club.
  21. homebrewz

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    Its a beer bar on the west end of Madison Ave in Albany. Nice place with a rotating tap and cask selection and lots of bottles. You can sign up for the "beer tour" if you like, and they will keep track of the beers you try. Its not a regular US bar as they have no specials, no music, little or no food, and mercifully no television. Its much more like an English pub including a closing time at midnight.
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    Steam Whistle!

    Arguably one of the only good things to come out of Toronto!

    When it's not silly season - Bud Light
  23. Boom Stick

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    back on that Saranac "high peaks" lemon ginger saison. If you can find it, try it. A very nice beer......Let's get this thread rolling again.....What are you drinking tonight? I am getting a whole bunch of good ideas for beers I gotta try.......Great Lakes is on my list......heading to pulaski, NY for a steelhead trip for 3 days after xmas and I see that you can buy this up in that area....
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    Dogfish 60 minutes IPA
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    anchor christmas ale 2012

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