What's your favorite BEER?

Seasoned Oak

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Oct 17, 2008
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Eastern Central PA
maxresdefault.jpg Tried my first Pizza boys brewery Beer. Fantastic! Now i know why their beers are kind of expensive. Smooth, Tasty coffee flavor with no bitterness at all. Kicks like a mule at 10% ABV
 
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Seasoned Oak

Minister of Fire
Oct 17, 2008
6,400
Eastern Central PA
Enjoying a great beer from Founders.Dirty Bastard. Still searching for an even better one from Founders. Backwoods Bastard. Twice the price but 5 times better. If anyone spots it anywhere please give me a heads up. They didnt even have it at the Founders tap takeover at Cherokee in Danville2018_DirtyBastard_Featured.jpg .
 

Ashful

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Mar 7, 2012
14,901
Philadelphia
Enjoying a great beer from Founders.Dirty Bastard. Still searching for an even better one from Founders. Backwoods Bastard.
I think both are usually in stock at my local distributor, here. I buy the Backwoods a few times a year, it’s pretty damn good. No real interest in the Dirty, myself, but we all have different likes.
 

Woody5506

Minister of Fire
Feb 14, 2017
694
Rochester NY
I'm not a scotch ale fan but I do like other Founders stuff and overall just respect them as a great brewery with readily available (and usually fairly cheap) stuff here in NY. I see Backwoods Bastard at our beer stores and Wegmans, I assume it's seasonal?

Also think their Breakfast Stout is one of the best at it's $9.99/4pack price point around here.
 

Seasoned Oak

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Oct 17, 2008
6,400
Eastern Central PA
One of the better brews from Rust Rail Brewery is Wolf King Warrior . An american imperial Stout at 8.2% ABV Rich, black, creamy, no bitterness and creamy texture on nitro. Coffee and Chocolate notes. Even the wife liked it. Had to bring a 64 oz growler of this home. Food is very good at Rusty Rail as well ,had smoked Prime Rib.

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Seasoned Oak

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Oct 17, 2008
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Eastern Central PA
A citrus summer drink. A bit on the sweet side like a Seagrams wine cooler but with a bigger kick. 10% ABV .Founders seems to do a good job with just about any style beer. (Disclaimer) Im not a beer expert but i have a lot of first hand experience.

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Ashful

Minister of Fire
Mar 7, 2012
14,901
Philadelphia
Stopped at the distributor today, and thought of you, Oak.

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Also got a kick out of the Evil Genius display:

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Passed on this tasty number from Freewill, too spendy, at $31/4pk.

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Updated view of the beer fridge:

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Seasoned Oak

Minister of Fire
Oct 17, 2008
6,400
Eastern Central PA
Thats one nice selection of Founders there. Managed to get a 64 OZ Growler of Backwoods this week. Was $30, a little pricey at $5,66 per 12oz serving. Still looking for a case. At $80 per that gets it into a very reasonable range of $3.33 per bottle. Haven't tried the Blushing Monk yet.
 

Seasoned Oak

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Oct 17, 2008
6,400
Eastern Central PA
Not normally much of a fan of lagers, as they are about as basic as beer gets, but I do like that Founders Solid Gold.
Yuengling Lager is about the only regular beer i like. Not that often but i always have some on hand. And for those light beer drinkers that stop by who wont touch anything over 5%
 

Ashful

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Mar 7, 2012
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Philadelphia
Yuengling Lager is about the only regular beer i like. Not that often but i always have some on hand. And for those light beer drinkers that stop by who wont touch anything over 5%
A buddy stopped by on Saturday, and I handed him a Golden Monkey. He realized he was effed up after just one, and then he got mad at me. “What the hell did you give me?!?”

I don’t stock many beers below 10% ABV, Monkey was one of the lighter brews I had in the fridge, at the time.
 
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Seasoned Oak

Minister of Fire
Oct 17, 2008
6,400
Eastern Central PA
A buddy stopped by on Saturday, and I handed him a Golden Monkey. He realized he was effed up after just one, and then he got mad at me. “What the hell did you give me?!?”

I don’t stock many beers below 10% ABV, Monkey was one of the lighter brews I had in the fridge, at the time.
I have a good friend who can drink lite beer all day but hand him a 10% and hes finished. I guess his system is accustomed to 5% and anything more throws a wrench in the gears:oops:.
 
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Woody5506

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Feb 14, 2017
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Rochester NY
If it's over 9%, I do what I call "strategic drinking" which basically means I make sure I have nothing else to do for the rest of the night. And if I'm out at a bar and have to drive home, I'm likely avoiding big beers.
 
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Seasoned Oak

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Oct 17, 2008
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Eastern Central PA
If it's over 9%, I do what I call "strategic drinking" which basically means I make sure I have nothing else to do for the rest of the night. And if I'm out at a bar and have to drive home, I'm likely avoiding big beers.
I usually have the wife along so thats one solution ,or down a few bottles of water helps.
 

mellow

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Jan 19, 2008
5,023
Salisbury, MD
Could be worse, the older I get the more allergic I get to beer. Currently I am down to the low abv sours and lighter brews. Anything else I get a really bad headache. No more porters,stouts etc.. that I loved so much. Not even bourbon.

If you get a chance to try it Seacrets out of OC is making some killer vodkas and rums, I can't drink much of them but they are tasty, the orange one is awesome by itself on the rocks.
 
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Seasoned Oak

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Oct 17, 2008
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Eastern Central PA
Could be worse, the older I get the more allergic I get to beer. Currently I am down to the low abv sours and lighter brews. Anything else I get a really bad headache. No more porters,stouts etc.. that I loved so much. Not even bourbon.

If you get a chance to try it Seacrets out of OC is making some killer vodkas and rums, I can't drink much of them but they are tasty, the orange one is awesome by itself on the rocks.
I get that alcohol headache too. Not all the time,it comes and goes. Ill enjoy while i can. For some reason most of the beer i like is high ABV.
 

Ashful

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Mar 7, 2012
14,901
Philadelphia
I’m not as old as Oak, but for me, the headache means I’m dehydrated. Re-hydrate, then start over.
 

AlbergSteve

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Dec 11, 2017
578
Vancouver Island
On the hook this evening in Genoa Bay, 28C and fully relaxed with Hoyne's Queens Rook Hefe...
 

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Ashful

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Mar 7, 2012
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Philadelphia
You are living the life, Steve!

The last three weeks and have been too hot and calm for dingy sailing with young’uns, and with all the wood hauling I’ve been doing, this has been my longest hiatus (3 weeks?) from sailing in awhile. Got some foreigners coming to stay with us for a week, which might kill the next two weekends, too. Bummer.
 
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