No beer general?
Drinking this. And on my second bottle in 30 minutes. I feel like an alcoholic now. Oh well, work was rough today.
This is actually pretty fucking delicious, though. Never bothered trying it, because I kind of turned my nose up at a semi-huge brewery making a belgian. Nope, this is is delicious. Probably behind Three Philosophers as the best belgian I've ever had not from the titular country.
Having a bottle of this right now- Trou du Diable Dulcis Succubus. It's excellent- super complex, great balance of bitter, sweet and acidic. Have a 3 year old bottle of Unibroue 17 grande reserve I'm going to crack after this. Line cook and culinary student enjoying the prospect of a very rare day off tomorrow.
pity it's so costly though but at least the distribution is good and it's pretty easy to grab
>mfw the bottle release of ddc last weekend and tdd before that
keked my ass off, glad i was too poor to go
I got a free can of Best Damn Root Beer with a 12 pack of something else. I wanted my money back. It tasted like a fucking root beer barrel candy dipped in alcohol and too much shitty vanilla. Could barely stomach it.
Downing a 12 pack of Miller Lite because it tastes great, is less filling, and I live in fucking Pennsylvania, meaning I'm forced to buy semi-decent beer at a beer distributor and they were all closed. Stopped at a bar on my way home from work and bought a 12 pack.
Picked this by chance at a super market. I was not disappointed.
Its that time of the year again! Best cheap beer ever!
I have heard nothing but good things about this, but after a drunken night of marathoning The Wire season 2 and tried a boilermaker, threw up immediately, so now the thought of beer and liquor mixed churns my stomach so hard, and nobody can convince me otherwise.
>hyped up church water constantly compared to St. Bernardus 12
>not a meme
You bought into it brah.
To be fair it might not be St. Bernardus but there is another trappist that people say is practically identical and half the price
Had this one yesterday. Probably one of my favorite Norwegian lagers so far.
Guess what kind of beer I'm gonna brew this weekend.
Middle of the week one beer night. It was alright, nothing to write home about though!
St. Bernardus 12 is decent, biggest fault most people make is drinking it too cold. You really want to drink it at room temperature. Had the Westvleteren 12 served at a pub, so under perfect conditions, and it was amazing. Had the Abt 12 too cold, it was shit. Had it at room temp, and couldn't tell the difference.
Would not buy again, why was this so expensive? It taste ok, but I had way the fuck higher expectations given the price and style
I only have bottom shelf vodka in the freezer to drink.
Absolutely nothing to mix or chase it with.
Found a packet of mint tea, which is now steeping in my vodka.
It's been one of those fucking days.
So good, but I struggle to tell how this is different from a porter. Which is not a complaint.
Definitely my favorite brown. Which makes me realize Cigar City makes my favorite version of lots of styles.
this is my favorite, only available sporadically though
Portage is in contention for being my favorite porter. It's up against Smuttynose's Robust.
Pumpkick is good, but not the best pumpkin beer. I know they're trying to set it apart, though, and I respect that.
Fat Tire is like my baseline for beer. If you are not better than Fat Tire, you are not worth drinking. It is simple, inoffensive, but super forgettable.
I appreciate how much easier it is to drink than FBS (It's less viscous and more refreshing. I would drink this with food but would drink FBS for dessert) but it's too high of a price. I've got 2 cans left now of Hotbox and Sam Adams Nitro Coffee and I do think Hotbox is better, for what it's worth.
If you're in the US (mainly north east, not sure where else it's available), Golden Monkey by Victory is one of my favorites.
9.5% ABV, yet it's crisp and light relative to its alcohol content. Light, golden color. Citrus smell, clove flavor.
Yeah, this is surprisingly not shit. I thought it'd be worse than the 8% high gravity malt liquor beer, but it's far better. Down here in Florida a 6 pack is $12. It's a once in a while beer. I'd rather have one or two then switch to something cheaper
Definitely. It's got a surprisingly sweet taste for the kind of beer it is, so I always switch to something a bit drier after. The ABV gives you a nice buzz too. Also I live 10 min from one of the breweries.
>I can fill up a growler for $8.95
Anybody into lambics? Duchesse is my favorite, it's a little acidic but still delicious
duchesses not a lambic though, it's a red flanders ale
last time i tasted it i wasn't expecting how vinegary it would be so i drain poured it. next time i'll give it a longer chance
esp. since i now like sours a fair bit
needing a good dose of alcohol in my life tonight i was looking at the price of coors banquet after having read relatively good things about it from otherwise craft centric people
when i saw that it was >>> CDN a bottle i gave up and went for the good old fin du monde 6 pack
This is okay. Doesn't have a very strong flavour though.
>Well, favorite sour/fruit beers that don't taste like hawaiian punch then.
>fruit sour beers
>not the best beers in the observable universe
I think it's good. Pretty sour but not extremely sour. You can still taste afterwards but you might pucker and it is more sour than sweet.
The cherries are extremely strong too in both the smell and the taste.
Picked one of these up - might be the best stout I've ever had.
Beats out and is cheaper than Brooklyn Black Ops and most Evil Twin bombers.
Anchor Steam is the quintessential example. You should be able to find that one in most places.
Best part of the day is coming home after a hard day's work and knocking back a few of these
It just occurred to me that in distant alien civilizations, it's entirely possible that the microbial life necessary for alcohol production might not have evolved. These aliens might only discover alcohol through advanced chemical research, and even then, they might not even consider making a space wheat beverage out of it.
Imagine, a world with no beer.
Buy Nugget Nectar if you see it. It was brewed like one week ago. It's incredible.
Currently on a Pandora from Brouwerij Maximus. Gotta admit, their High Hops and Brutus are better.
bought a dozen of these for £2 each at Tesco, couldnt pass up the opportunity.
Estrella Inedit, wheat beer, had a voucher for a off-licence near me so spent it on this stuff, tastes great but at £5 a bottle its a bit too pricey for normal drinking
Too alcoholic, but still very satisfying Belgian IPA.
pretending i live in america
i got this in tescos, really can't get into these kinds of english ales though. too much liquoricey flavours for me. i guess i need to find a gateway between ipa's and darker stuff.
Their christmas beer was pretty good and cheap ( at least here).
Got a 6 pack of these the other day and I have been really enjoying them. Waiting for Nite Time to come back in season
I've got a glass of the god-tier doppelbock tonight. It's unlike any beer I've had before but I like it. It feels thick and has a unique aftertaste.
It's obnoxious. I enjoy their beer but it's overrated and I'm astounded by how Sucks has near perfect ratings on review sites.
Would it kill them to label bottles with the style beer that's inside? Just call the IPA's IPA's and call Sucks a barleywine for fuck's sake.
Fuck that. I enjoy trying lots of new and different brews but my pleb friend always sticks with boston lager. it has basically no taste. There are many many finer lagers to choose from
Drinking this right now. Great local option. Great deal too. Six 16 oz cans for $11.
I'm waiting for Born Yesterday to be honest. That was a great beer.
Drinking this now. Really solid coffee stout, glad I took a risk with buying a sixer. I swear I'll do proper glassware for the other five! :^)
>millennials think people under the age of 35 can be alcoholics.
They released their release calendar for this year, last year, so it has been announced for a while now. Their new Red IPA brewed with that new malt "red x" is out too. Both are very good. Old Guardian brewed with Pekko hops should be out now/soon as well.
Between those, and all the different colabs they do, all of the constant Stochasticity and Enjoy By variants stone is just taking all my money this year.
Drinking this Imperial Stout
Good stuff, like drinking rye bread.
Started the night with something bigger for once. Very nice kick in this one!
Probably the best commercial Pale ale i have ever had! Reminds me alot of a homebrew one i made last summer that i tried to replicate but it still seems to elude me.
So insanely refreshing for a pale, like juice really!
Started the evening off with this. Sounds fedora/meme level, but actually tasted pretty decent. Not as hoppy as an IPA, but not as creamy as a stout. Not sure the wheat added anything tho.
And now I'm drinking this. Haven't had much Spanish beer outside of Estrella. Decent enough lager, nothing special.
Siren does some really nice stuff! Not a big fan of dark IPAs but sometimes they are not bad at all.
I had a couple different session beers in the fridge so i took them on.
This might have been the worst Ballast Point beer i have had, just unbalanced and needlessly bitter!
Another decent and surprisingly fruity Baltic Porter from Poland.
Had the same thought, taste just brings my mind to both the Sam adams boston lager and Brooklyns lager. Must be some sort of composition of hops that lends this taste to some point!
I once brewed a Vienna lager with half vienna malts that turned out quite pale as well!
Got some trusty Troeg from my local beer store that rarely has it in stock. Gonna be a good night.
So hard to find good doppelbocks that are not german!
Had another session IPA, was alright!
Sure there is. Marketing to the "my beer is hoppier than your beer" crowd. There are some people who will read the label, see the "7 different kinds of hops" comment, get interested and then buy it.
What are you drinking tonight, /ck/?
Pic related, I just got back from a Troegg's Tap Takeover
Cool stuff, anon. I'm drinking the 21st Amendment pumpkin baltic porter He Said because it was on clearance. It is ok and unique but not one of the best pumpkin beers . Still trying to decide on a nicer beer to drink later tonight. I've got a bunch of bombers and it makes it hard to choose something.
What can I say, I like hops. Definitely can't drink it all night though, I think I'll open up a bottle of Founder's Breakfast Stout to go with dinner.
Villager from Fort Point. S.F. Bay area fags go get. Pic related.
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Finishing off a bottle of this that I opened 3 days ago. Flat as fuck but still tasty.
The person I opened it up for thought it was too sour/weird. lol.
I just end up hoarding my bombers and 750mL bottles. Pic related, have had this in my fridge for like 6 months waiting for the right occasion. I always pussy out about drinking 750ml of 12% beer after a couple earlier in the night too
It was tasty. I went to take a piss and some lady opened the door on me. When I reacted her response was "do you love me?"
She seemed pretty drunk so I'm not sure if she was coming onto me or just retarded.
Anyway got this one now...
I'm drinking this "100% brettanomyces fermented wild ale". I figure it'll help me really understand what the "brett" flavor is.
Drinking some more of this, probably becoming my go to beer
Decided to try something new tonight and bought a pack of sierra nevada torpedo. and i'm not disappointed, this shit is great.
Depends on the potency of your beer, how many nights a week you drink, and how many you're drinking in a night.
If you're pounding back a couple weak beers on the occasional night quickly, nobody cares. If you're knocking back a couple of mid-strong beers a night as a precursor to a night of other drinking, yeah, you should be fucking worried.
>tfw have to wait 8.5 months to try brett flavor
I was really surprised with the torpedo when I tried it, really quite good. Sierra Nevada's standard PA isn't bad by any stretch of the imagination but Torpedo is very impressive for a larger brewery.
Double Jack comes in four-packs now so I'm nursing one of these. Two Hearted Ale also comes in 12-packs now so I'll have one of those next. All in all an excellent Friday night.
Haha. I didn't know there was an Enjoy After but that's a neat idea. It's cute but I wouldn't regularly buy a beer that they expect me to wait a year before drinking.
I've had a brett saison before but I don't think the brett had a big influence.
Oh yes, that shit is boss.
Enjoying another Pennsylvania beer myself at the moment.
Pleasantly surprised, thought it would be way too sweet.
Had a Founder's Breakfast Stout on the porch on a beautiful day to start my weekend. God it's delicious.
Does anyone else always feel really shitty after drinking beer? It doesn't seem to happen with other forms of alcohol.
I dont even know if I can call it a hangover. Its more just like my body feels crummy, its not like my head hurts, its like everything ever so slightly aches.
evil twin beers are fucking expensive but good as shit
Yeah. I had Imperial Biscotti Break recently and I don't think it was worth the high price. It was too sweet to be amazing in my opinion but it was good. I poured some of it on ice cream though and it worked perfectly for that.
What beer should I buy in America? I'm going to Florida in a week and am from Ontario. Lots of good beer that I can't get will be available. I know I want to try the Three Philosophers, what good Belgian style beers, ales, ESBs, and Imperial Stouts should I try to get?
>IPA was traditionally shit-tier beer.
Thats not true in any sense
>Now it's drunk by people who use it as a fashion accessory
Where do people do this? Is it a California thing? I have never experienced such behavior
It's not an IPA glass, it's a stout glass. It's my go-to for stouts and porters.
My go-to is a tulip glass, or whatever's clean, otherwise, unless it's a heffeweizen.
Because a lot of people don't like IPAs, and yet it's all you can fucking find a lot of times if you don't want macro. It's obnoxious.
That said, I'm not one who minds people drinking what they like. Whatever, have at. It's just an inconvenience to me, but I'm not the center of the universe.
But, that's why people hate them.
Florida has two of the best wide-distribution breweries in the country in Cigar City and Funky Buddha. In both cases, almost everything they make is a god-tier version of the style.
If you're looking for ESBs and Imperial Stouts, also look for Left Hand stuff. Not Florida, but not sure if it's available in Canada. Wake Up Dead is a wonderful imperial, Milk Stout is the best (widely available) form of the style, and Sawtooth is a great ESB.
And Three Philosophers is my favorite quad -- on either side of the Atlantic -- and maybe my favorite beer period.
I'll never understand this either. I think the only time I see bars with too many ipas is in the summer, but even then they usually have a good amount of wheats or pilsners on tap with them
Expanding on Florida breweries.
Jai Alai is a very fruity, and less floral/piney take on an IPA, and easily my favorite in the style. But I'm not an IPA drinker, so that might be irrelevant.
Maduro is a great brown, but honestly feels more like a thin porter than a classic brown. Which is great, just doesn't seem like the right fit.
Hannahpu is an imperial stout with a cult following.
Puppy's Breath is a god tier porter.
Probably can't find it this time of year, but Good Gourd is an imperial pumpkin ale, and easily my favorite pumpkin beer.
I have not yet had Florida Cracker, which is a witbier, but I assume it's great.
Tacobaga is a really popular red. It's too hoppy for me, but that seems to be the way the style is headed.
Continued in another post. . .
I don't do IPAs, but Hop Gun is supposed to be good.
I have not yet had their maple bacon porter, as it scares me, but it's got a huge following.
Crusher is an IPA that I've had, but don't find particularly different from any not-objectively-awful IPA.
Floridian Heffeweizen is well regarded. It lacks a lot of the spice notes of my favorite heffes, and is kind of thin in body for my tastes. It's still very good, and that's by design; it's meant to be perfect on a hot Florida day, and it is. But it's not what I look for in a heffeweizen typically. I guess I would say it does a great job of accomplishing what it sets out to do.
You said you want an imperial stout, and they've got one called Nikolai Vorluf. I haven't had it yet, but I want to. It's more of an imperial milk oatmeal stout, which I have to experience. I see it all over the place but it's super pricey.
Sweet Potato Casserole is their fall seasonal, but it's still available. Tastes like pie.
They have a porter called OP porter that they call a milk porter, because I guess they want to differentiate it from a milk stout, even though that's what it is. I haven't had it, but they have three really good spins on it.
Nib Smuggler is the porter, but with chocolate malts and actual chocolate, and it's godly. In strong contention as my favorite beer on the planet. Not cheap, but so fucking good and now I want some because I'm typing about it.
Last Snow is then the same thing, but with coconut. I haven't yet had it, but it's widely regarded as one of the best porters in the country.
Then Snowed In is the imperial version of that, with chocolate notes, and it's fucking divine.
what's the best cheap pleb beer to drink at parties etc?
what does /beer/ think of this?
I was mildly exaggerating when I said no options, but I in all seriousness, I am really hard up to find a bar or a store where pale ales are not soundly in the majority of the available craft options against the rest of the field combined.
hey what do you think of hobgoblin / wychwood brewery
pic related is my go to beer and i'm on my 3rd pint atm, super smooth stuff
>Even if we include Sam Adams, Rebel IPA is right there with Boston Lager.
along with like 6 other kinds of Sam Adams of various styles.
Grocery stores by me typically have a lot of craft beer, usually a lineup of a bunch of local breweries which usually means 1 IPA and ~5 other beers for probably 5-10 local breweries, plus the same for a bunch of regional and national breweries. Most breweries do not sell more IPA than all other styles combined. the variety available at a typical grocery store is huge
You usually claim to be from the east coast, now you are suddenly from Chicago?
Im in Chicago regularly, and I have never run into a problem where a bar or restaurant mostly just had IPA
Yeah it's usually one, maybe two ipas per brewery near me. One being permanent, the other being some random ipa they make with different hops or fruit or whatever they feel like doing once the last batch runs dry
>along with like 6 other kinds of Sam Adams of various styles.
In the variety pack, sure. Individual packs or other Sam varieties other than Rebel are pretty rare, unless it's fall and it's Octoberfest. The variety packs are not enough to tip the scales in Field vs. IPA.
I'd love to have local stuff. Cigar City and Funky Buddha are both barely more than an hour away, but I can't ever find them in a grocery store.
>Individual packs or other Sam varieties other than Rebel are pretty rare, unless it's fall and it's Octoberfest.
I haven't really taken a look at what is available from Sam Adams recently but I am pretty sure this is wrong. I think they pretty much always have a bunch of seasonals in 6 packs
>Cigar City and Funky Buddha are both barely more than an hour away, but I can't ever find them in a grocery store.
Sorry dude, that sounds unfortunate
Last time I was in Florida I was amazed by how bad the selection was at most of the stores, but I was in a shitty tourist town and it was like 5 years ago, So I assumed it was better now
It's astounding how bad the beer selection is. There are tremendous local breweries, but you've got to go off the beaten path to actually buy their stuff.
Fortunately, near where I work, there's one old guy who runs a liquor store where the back corner is a rotating variety of craft beer, and near where I live, there's a bar with 32 rotating craft taps.
Well ok, I did not know those were seperate things. I generally use a tulip or a snifter for most things and occasionally a pint glass for nitro stuff or those tall glasses for wheat beers.
I go with a snifter for stouts.
I live in Pennsylvania and at small bottle shops you can sometimes have trouble finding 6-packs of non-IPA's. I have been to small stores that basically carried macro beer and IPA's with only very very few exceptions. They might have one or two 6-packs of porters/stouts.
There are plenty of big stores that carry everything though and I've never witnessed a bar that only offered IPA's and macros on tap. There's always some other options. The IPA hate is just "stop liking what I don't like".
>In the variety pack, sure. Individual packs or other Sam varieties other than Rebel are pretty rare, unless it's fall and it's Octoberfest.
I don't know where you live but I think you're full of shit. Sam Adams makes a huge amount of different beers and only a few are IPA's and those IPA's are fairly new additions to their lineup.
We have a few weird laws.
Stores that sell 6-packs cannot also sell cases so there are different stores for each, but there is a loophole and I believe they both can sell 12-packs. Only "beer distributors" have cases.
We have generally higher prices by a dollar or two.
From a store that sells 6-packs you can only buy 144oz of beer in a transaction. What people do is buy 2 6-packs, walk to the door and place the beer outside, then go back to the register.
I'm well aware they make a huge variety of beers. I'm not sure when I said they didn't. We're talking about what can be found in grocery stores.
That doesn't mean they're available in my grocery store, save for the sampler pack.
The end of the aisle where they have a build-your-own six pack sometimes has something like Porch Rocker or Noble Pils. But it also always has Latitude 48 and Whitewater.
One time they had dopplebock.
About to try a new DIPA from Lakefront, I can literally see the brewery out my window so thats cool I guess. They probably decided they had to release a DIPA after how successful and delicious New Glarus's is
pretty good, its kind of like this stuff but not as strong