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kayaker
06-21-2013, 11:21 AM
Went to the monthly "Top Shelf Thursday" beer tasting at my local beerporium. Nice, big pours of 10 - 12 beers for $17. Water included as well.

Here is the flight list, (http://s681.photobucket.com/user/kayaker01/media/64ded3a4e5c8af880b0205ac00f71cba_zpsb479e163.jpg.html?sort=3&o=0) the theme was western IPAs.

Anything look good?:)

blondebear
06-21-2013, 11:49 AM
I've had most of those...the Hangar 24 Double IPA really kicked my butt!

Nothing from Mammoth Brewing Co. on the list, though--an omission that they should correct.

silenus
06-21-2013, 12:10 PM
Anything Vinnie makes at Russian River is going to be great. Hanger 24 is my local brewery, being all of 5 miles from my house. (As an aside, they just got busted for under-age sales at their patio/bar. A substantial fine will be levied.)

AleSmith and Ballast Point are also reliable.

kayaker
06-21-2013, 12:25 PM
Yep, I've never had a Russian River offering I didn't like. I've had Consecration, their sour dark ale aged in Chardonnay barrels with currants. Oh my!!

I like sours and IPAs. The last couple tastings have been sours, last night was IPAs. Wonder what's next?

Gangster Octopus
06-21-2013, 02:14 PM
I was also coming in here to mention the Redemption.

FoieGrasIsEvil
06-21-2013, 02:23 PM
Where's the Nati Ice?

kayaker
06-21-2013, 02:40 PM
Where's the Nati Ice?

Sad thing is, although the place has over 1000 unique beers, whatever the cheapest 12 packs happen to be, they are what needs restocked the most. Bud/Milwaukee's Best Ice/Old Milwaukee/Steel Reserve and the like are in the coolers nearest the register.

silenus
06-21-2013, 04:40 PM
Of course. Basic economics at work. But look at it this way - the more Bud Light they sell to the heathens, the less thay have to charge for the good stuff for the chosen people.

DCnDC
06-21-2013, 04:48 PM
Any of the first four. When the ABV approaches 10% and up, beers tend to get sweet from the extra malt, which I hate.

thelurkinghorror
06-21-2013, 07:19 PM
Wait, are you still in PA? I find it very odd that non-California beers are given just the state, whereas dinky towns like Fort Bragg are unspecified. I would try the barleywine first, even though I've had mixed results before. It's worth a try. Then the "Orchard White" to even it out.

Of course. Basic economics at work. But look at it this way - the more Bud Light they sell to the heathens, the less thay have to charge for the good stuff for the chosen people.
Unless it's veblen beer.

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