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Here's what's going to be on tap this evening:

Great Divide Espresso Yeti

Avery Czar Piraat

Brooklyn Lager

Breckenridge Vanilla Porter

Bosteels Kwak

Heavy Seas Loose Cannon

Stone Levitation

Gulden Draak

Hoegaarden

Lagunitas New Dogtown Pale Ale

Stoudt's Scarlet Lady

Maredsous 8

Bosteels Tripel Karmeliet

2XIPA

Chimay White

St. Louis Framboise Lambic

Green Flash Hop Head Red

Dogfish Head 90min IPA

Southern Tier Gemini

Original Sin Cider

Founders Breakfast Stout

Two Bros. Domaine DuPage

Arrogant Bastard Ale

Reissdorf Kolsch

Left Hand Fade to Black

Schneider Weisse

Stone Double Bastard

Stone Sublimely Self Righteous

 

I definitely want to try the Left Hand Fade To Black

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:drool:

 

I have been hunting for the Founder's Breakfast Stout.

 

I had a Mayflower Imperial Stout last night.

 

I have a pretty good supply in the fridge. Picked up a bottle of Imperial Stout Trooper last night. Have several bottles of Hopping Frog (Boris, Doris, and Barrel Aged Boris), a bottle of Goose Island Bourbon aged stout, A Smuttynose Baltic Porter, a few others...more than I can recall off the top of my head.

 

This is a newly developed weakness.

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Breakfast Stout is great.

The Avery Czar (not sure how I got the Piraat on the same line) is an Imperial Russian Stout

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Breakfast Stout is great.

The Avery Czar (not sure how I got the Piraat on the same line) is an Imperial Russian Stout

 

 

I have seen some stuff from that brewery around here, but I have not picked any up yet. It's on the list :wacko:

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I definitely want to try the Left Hand Fade To Black

That's a great effing beer. I'm usually not a huge fan of smoked beers because they tend to get over-powered by the smoke. However, because that one is a Baltic Porter, it's got enough to carry the smoke. Hands down my favorite smoked beer of any kind.

 

We're actually doing a dinner with Left Hand tonight. That beer is not on the menu but I've got some bottles around. I'll probably feature it as an add-on for anyone who wants it.

 

Looks like a great line-up in general.

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thanks Det, that just reaffirms my desire to try it. My coworker had it and can't stop raving.

I'm about ready to head out to get my fill of a few of these.

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thanks Det, that just reaffirms my desire to try it. My coworker had it and can't stop raving.

I'm about ready to head out to get my fill of a few of these.

Testimony to it's deliciousness, I was handed one outside on a very hot day recently. My first thought was, "Do I really want a smoked Baltic Porter right now?" Of course, I wasn't going to look a gift horse in the mouth. It was lovely.

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that was disappointing.

The beer list wasn't updated.

No breakfast stout

No fade to black

No avery czar

 

We did have a cask conditioned keg of New Holland's Poet, which was awesome.

I also had an Old Rasputin, a Lagunita's Dogtown Pale Ale and one other that I can't remember

$3 per pint

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that was disappointing.

The beer list wasn't updated.

No breakfast stout

No fade to black

No avery czar

 

We did have a cask conditioned keg of New Holland's Poet, which was awesome.

I also had an Old Rasputin, a Lagunita's Dogtown Pale Ale and one other that I can't remember

$3 per pint

Wow, bummer.

 

Last night's dinner really reminded me that I need to give Lefthand more credit than I typically have.

 

Years ago, I tried the Juju Ginger and Polestar Pilsner, neither of which knocked me out. But Wake Up Dead and Fade to Black are effing awesome, as was the Twin Sisters DIPA. The Sawtooth was a solid session ale and I really dug the basic Porter. The dude from the brewery was also very cool and knew his chight.

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Russian Imperial stouts are not very easy to find, but I have never had a bad one, it's a rather unique style... and now to brag a bit... in the only homebrewing beer contest I ever entered which had over 300 entries, I took the top award for a Russian Imperial, the brewer's choice award, selected by the brew master of the Blue Point brewery. I broke all the rules with that recipe. Chocolate, roasted and black patent barely's were all used in the malt bill. All the brew recipe books said never combine all 3. The recipe was brewed in a brew pub called the Brickhouse in Patchouge NY, by the Blue Point brew masters, and served in the pub. That was part of "winning" the award, to have a recipe commercially brewed.

 

It was all the more impressive in that they like to select a more "mainstream" style if they are going to brew up a full batch like that. It had a heavy roasted coffee flavor, hihg alc content (required for the style). I've never tried a Russian Imperial I didn't like. It just so happens mine was the best I ever drank! :wacko:

 

I haven't done any brerwing in over 5 years, I really have to get my system back up and running... 20 gallon batches. $300 in high temp hoses and odds and ends, and I can get it going again. I tried to sell my SS fermenters here recently, but the interested paryties declined, maybe it's a message from God....

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The best RIS's come from your guys neck of the woods so to speak. I've judged quite a few, drank many more and Three Floyd's Vanilla Bean Aged Dark Lord or Portsmouth Kate The Great can't be beat for that style. Kate is my winner just because it is easier for me to get. The Dark Lord though was fantastic the few times I was lucky enough to get/taste it

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Dark Lord is damn near impossible to get.

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Dark Lord is damn near impossible to get.

 

My chef somehow knows the guys and is getting me a 6 pack. :wacko:

 

let me know if you like the Two Brothers . . .

 

I was at the Mendocino Brewery where they make Red Seal and had their 12 beer sampler . . some very good and some ehhh . . beers.

 

Went to a local place in Napa called Downtown Joes and had their sampler with Sunday C oach potatoes and alchico. They had a Porter that was simply outstanding, as well as an Irish red and double IPA that were fantastic.

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My name is Caveman_Nick. I am a Craft Beer StoutHolic. :wacko:

 

Currently in my fridge/cabinet:

Disputin Russion Imperial Stout (1)

Imperial Stout Trooper (2)

Anchor Christmas Ale, Vintages 2007 (1), 2008 (2), 2009 (2)

Left Hand Fade to Black (6)

Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout (4)

Sam Adams Imperial Stout (4)

Shipyard Prelude (1)

Santa' Butt (1)

Pickled Santa (1)

Reindeer Revolt (1)

Take the Hill IPA (1)

Black Cauldron Imperial Stout (1)

Rogue Imperial Stout 2008 (1)

Rogue Micha Porter (5)Weyerbacker Tiny (1)

Sam Adams American Kriek (1)

Lost Abbey Lost and Found (1)

Lost Abbey Serpents Stout (1)

Sierra Nevada 30th Anniversary (1)

Dark Element Black Ale (1)

Arrogant Bastard Oak Aged Ale (5)

Dogfish Head Inian Brown Ale (2)

Dogfish Head Palo Santo (1)

Otter Creek Russian Imperial Stout (1)

Mayflower Imperial Stout (3)

Goose Island Bourbon County (1)

Hoppin Frog BORIS the Crusher Imperial Stout (3)

Hoppin Frog BORIS the Crusher Barrel Aged Imperial Stout (1)

Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch (1)

Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout (1)

Smuttynose baltic Porter (1)

Mikkeller Beer Geek Breakfast (1)

 

Dayum.

 

And I'm about to go beer shopping :tup:

Edited by Caveman_Nick

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That's a nice looking collection!

 

I don't have nearly that selection at home but I'm sort of spoiled because I can go shopping from the restaurant's cellar all the time.

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Hoppin Frog is a nice little Akron brewery.

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Some updates...

 

Currently in my fridge/cabinet:

Disputin Russion Imperial Stout (2)

Imperial Stout Trooper (3)

Anchor Christmas Ale, Vintages 2007 (1), 2008 (2), 2009 (2)

Left Hand Fade to Black (5)

Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout (3)

Sam Adams Imperial Stout (4)

Shipyard Prelude (1)

Santa' Butt (1)

Pickled Santa (1)

Reindeer Revolt (1)

Black Cauldron Imperial Stout (1)

Rogue Imperial Stout 2008 (1)

Rogue Mocha Porter (4)

Weyerbacker Tiny (2)

Sam Adams American Kriek (1)

Sierra Nevada 30th Anniversary (1)

Dark Element Black Ale (1)

Arrogant Bastard Oak Aged Ale (5)

Dogfish Head Inian Brown Ale (2)

Dogfish Head Palo Santo (1)

Otter Creek Russian Imperial Stout (1)

Mayflower Imperial Stout (3)

Goose Island Bourbon County (1)

Hoppin Frog BORIS the Crusher Imperial Stout (3)

Hoppin Frog BORIS the Crusher Barrel Aged Imperial Stout (1)

Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch (1)

Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout (1)

Smuttynose baltic Porter (1)

Mikkeller Beer Geek Breakfast (1)

Three Floyds Dark Lord Russian Imperial Stout 2009 (1) 2010 (1)

Surly Darkness (1)

The Abyss 2009 Reserve (1)

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The gulden draak has been one of my favorites for about 4 years now.

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The gulden draak has been one of my favorites for about 4 years now.

 

It's good for what it is and for the price point especially, but not one of my favorite styles.

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Got a bottle of Rogue John John Dead Guy Ale today from a coworker. Rogue did a special series of their beers that were aged in whiskey barrels. Their brewmaster and spirits master are both named John, hence the name. The cool thing for me is the label of the one I received shows both John's in Carhartt overalls. Haven't had the beer yet.

 

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