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2012-12-12 04:31:19 PM

Wittenberg Dropout: It's funny how all these "best beers" end up tasting like burnt buffalo pubes.


And don't get me started on the new mass produced burnt buffalo pubes. DId you know they don't even use real buffalo pubes anymore? Seriously, it's recycled cow pubes.
 
2012-12-12 04:31:35 PM

wldncrzy14: Hey beer snobs. Good APAs and ambers? Hit me!


You wouldn't know it. It's a tiny microbrewery down by the warehouse district. It's run by a guy I know. I was into it before it was cool though
 
2012-12-12 04:31:39 PM
Oh lets see...a few favorites from the last stretch of beer gettin':

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and

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and

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and

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also

res.cloudinary.com 


Its nice to see the rare beer coming in, but as far as a tasty beverage....i think we have lots of options already. and for that price of $15 for a bottle, I could get a 6'er of Spaten Optimator and have enough left over for a bottle or two of other stuff, which is more than enough to get me stinkin' drunk (possibly twice).
 
2012-12-12 04:31:41 PM
(checks stores link)

Florida
.
Illinois

Shat, no Georgia.
 
2012-12-12 04:32:20 PM
I had this a few years back. I bought a 6 pack of it on e-bay for around $60 for my brother's birthday. I thought it was pretty goddamn good.

The best I ever had? Maybe. It was a while ago and I have drank dozens upon dozens of new beers since then so I can't really remember everything about it.

Recently I have been hung up on Troegs 'Flying Mouflan'
greatbrewers.com
 
2012-12-12 04:32:32 PM
worlds best beer?

Right here folks

www.genx40.com
 
2012-12-12 04:33:00 PM
My go to Arrogant Bastard.
I prefer Oaked Arrogant bastard when it's available. I'll go out of my way to find TFA's beer.
 
2012-12-12 04:33:01 PM
Well, Boddingtons is pretty damn tasty.
 
2012-12-12 04:34:08 PM
My got to *is* Arrogant Bastard,
I even found a local pub that has it on tap, I'm a frequent there now.
 
2012-12-12 04:34:21 PM
Oh and BTW: Fin Du Monde, Fat Tire Abbey and Devastator are all North American brews, for anyone that didnt know about em or hadnt seen em. Fin Du Monde's brewery (Unibrowe) does a really killer job on all of their stuff, too.

Devastator is from (gasp!) Utah.....yes it surprised me, too.
 
2012-12-12 04:34:43 PM
oh for farks sake...
 
2012-12-12 04:34:57 PM
beeradvocate.com
Not sure if this is nationally available, but this came out recently and is my favorite of all the barrel-aged offerings lately.
 
2012-12-12 04:35:16 PM
Yeah, they tried to pass that shiate off at my local brewery...we didn't stand for it. They could at least use Steer Pubes if they had to substitute. But these guys...sheesh.
 
2012-12-12 04:35:23 PM

Treygreen13: Yay beer snobbery thread!
[www.monarch-beverage.com image 130x492]
This little guy is out right now. I love him.


Hmmm...thanks for the heads up on the Shiner.
 
2012-12-12 04:35:27 PM

elffster: Oh lets see...a few favorites from the last stretch of beer gettin':


They have Optimator on tap down by the Christmas Market in Chicago.

Holy crap, that will get you messed up but quick.
 
2012-12-12 04:35:42 PM
Favorite local:

farm4.static.flickr.com
 
2012-12-12 04:35:53 PM
St. Sixtus? I've had their other commercially-available ale with the monk on the label (for $11.99 a bottle).

It was the one James Lileks described as (paraphrasing)

"A beer apparently marketed to the celibate beer drinker...a unique, chewy beer that tasted like it was strained through roofing tar."

kinda curious what that tastes like...but for $84? No thanks.
Not unless that price included a steak and a type of beer that would actually go well with that steak.
 
2012-12-12 04:35:55 PM
haywardabbey.files.wordpress.com

I don't usually go for Belgians, but this stuff is fantastic.

/Some Farkers recommended it in a beer snob thread a while back. Kudos to YOU, sirs. 
//Around 10% and $20ish for a four-pack, so it's a once-in-a-while beer.
 
2012-12-12 04:36:04 PM

VoodooTaco: PunGent: Sounds tasty.

A buddy recently introduced me to Innis and Gunn Rum Cask beer...I'm hooked.

You have good taste sir, tis' good stuff.

//beer snobbery on

I just snagged a case of this stuff myself.

[www.beeraday.net image 250x398]

3x these after eating a salad at the Dogfish Head Ale House and I became "that guy" at the bar for the first time in my life. Had to take a cab home, missus refused to talk to me/drive me home.  CSB and a cautionary tale to boot.

//beer snobbery off


I love the 120 minute and Theobroma from Dogfish Head. Midas Touch as well.
 
2012-12-12 04:37:09 PM

Odd Bird: (checks stores link)

Florida
.
Illinois

Shat, no Georgia.


No Texas..I'm shocked.
F the TABC and their draconian laws.
 
2012-12-12 04:37:18 PM

Spanky_McFarksalot: worlds best beer?

Right here folks

[www.genx40.com image 593x517]


Yeah that's my favorite.


I'm drinking a Weihenstephaner atm though.
 
2012-12-12 04:37:34 PM
www.theperfectlyhappyman.com
 
2012-12-12 04:38:00 PM
i48.tinypic.com
 
2012-12-12 04:38:04 PM

Cooper420: This beer takes MONTHS to get and usually requires a trip to Europe.


A good friend of mine has three cases he brought back in July from the monastery. I think it cost him €90. And he visited Cantillon, Fantome, and Van Steenberge. Jealous, I was.
 
2012-12-12 04:38:39 PM

Treygreen13: Maud Dib: You went "beer snob" with Shiner?

I've never had a Saint Arnold beer I've enjoyed. I don't know what it is. Maybe it's a mental thing.

Anyway, Shiner Cheer is tasty. It's not the best beer in the world, but I like it.


Shiner uses a metric shiat-ton of corn in their beers. Yet they can still call it all "natural".
 
2012-12-12 04:38:41 PM
Sigh.. do Belgians not realize there are parts of New York outside of NYC? :(
 
2012-12-12 04:38:45 PM

elffster: Oh lets see...a few favorites from the last stretch of beer gettin':

....



Aventinius may be my favorite German beer I've ever drank of any style. Fin du Monde also way up there.

What's the brand on that last Abbey ale? Looks like it reads New Belgium (I assume NB Brewing Co.) but the label doesn't match their Abbey ale.

Thanks in advance!
 
2012-12-12 04:39:19 PM

zobear: Screw you subby.

Our beer store sold out of that at 8AM this morning. Couldn't have submitted it last night?


Seconded. Called my store and the guy said they had over 100 people waiting this morning.
 
2012-12-12 04:39:28 PM

ChewbaccaJones: St. Sixtus? I've had their other commercially-available ale with the monk on the label (for $11.99 a bottle).

It was the one James Lileks described as (paraphrasing)

"A beer apparently marketed to the celibate beer drinker...a unique, chewy beer that tasted like it was strained through roofing tar."

kinda curious what that tastes like...but for $84? No thanks.
Not unless that price included a steak and a type of beer that would actually go well with that steak.


It's not that expensive when you get down to it.

I'd invite some friends over, and hold another of my standard: "Hey, I just bought a crapload of weird beers, come and help me drink them" parties.

I miss holding them. Since I've moved to DC, I need help drinking my beer.
 
2012-12-12 04:39:58 PM

Maud Dib: Shiner uses a metric shiat-ton of corn in their beers. Yet they can still call it all "natural".


That darn supernatural corn!
 
2012-12-12 04:40:13 PM

Telos: Sigh.. do Belgians not realize there are parts of New York outside of NYC? :(


They skipped Virginia completely. :(
 
2012-12-12 04:40:59 PM

TofuTheAlmighty: imashark: *ahem*

[Dark Lord]

would like a word

I like Dark Lord but Dark Lord isn't good enough to shine Westy 12's shoes.

Bought my brick this morning. Have 11 bottles of DL in the cellar.


I was referring to the rarity and the price. I find quality varies year to year for DL. I've never had Westy 12.
 
2012-12-12 04:41:21 PM
A favorite of mine, but hard to pair with anything, hard to drink more than a glass, and simply the best in stark contrast to the dark to utterdark beers I tend to drink. At the cost of a gift box, however, I will settle on other trappist ales or similar traditions (three philosophers is highly affordable and quite tasty)

cafeasgard.nl
 
2012-12-12 04:41:46 PM

elffster: Oh and BTW: Fin Du Monde, Fat Tire Abbey and Devastator are all North American brews, for anyone that didnt know about em or hadnt seen em. Fin Du Monde's brewery (Unibrowe) does a really killer job on all of their stuff, too.

Devastator is from (gasp!) Utah.....yes it surprised me, too.


You beat me to it, belay my last, guess it's just an updated logo.
 
2012-12-12 04:42:11 PM
victorybeer.com
 
2012-12-12 04:43:38 PM

VoodooTaco: PunGent: Sounds tasty.

A buddy recently introduced me to Innis and Gunn Rum Cask beer...I'm hooked.

You have good taste sir, tis' good stuff.

//beer snobbery on

I just snagged a case of this stuff myself.

[www.beeraday.net image 250x398]

3x these after eating a salad at the Dogfish Head Ale House and I became "that guy" at the bar for the first time in my life. Had to take a cab home, missus refused to talk to me/drive me home.  CSB and a cautionary tale to boot.

//beer snobbery off


I keep meaning to try more Dogfish...I've liked the ones I've had.

So many beers, so little time...

Not really a fan of the white ales, though...just don't like the taste.
 
2012-12-12 04:43:47 PM
I still miss Dragon Stout
 
2012-12-12 04:44:05 PM
Finally, a chance to taste all Trappist beers in one sitting! Got me some Chimay, Orval, Rochefort, Westmalle, Achel, La Trappe (Hi, Admiral!!), and finally the Westvleteren XII. That's all -- wait, who the fark is Stift Engelszell? Abbey Maria who?!

Confound these Trappists, they drive me to drink!

Despite an all-around crazy situation (an abbey that tooks its vows of poverty so seriously they never went commercial until the roof was quite literally about to fall in, a continent full of beer nerds half a world away who know that this is a one-time event, weird stories about one distributor backing out -- there's a sticker beneath the "Shelton Brothers" sticker on some of the 6-packs, check yours closely!), the beer has, over the past few months, been made available in many markets in Canada and the United States at a consistent retail price, which is consistent with the monks' desire to make the beer as equitably available to anyone as possible in the face of high demand, and the monks' express desire to limit reselling of the beer in secondary markets. Even at $82.50 for a 6-pack, it's a lot cheaper than return air fare to and from fripping Belgium.

If you were able to acquire some Westvleteren 12 today, share some with your friends. Line up as many of the Trappist ales as you can and hold a group tasting. (If you can't get 'em all, try it alongside Rochefort 10, or St. Bernardus Abt. 12. Technically, St. Bernardus isn't Trappist beer, but it's very close in style.) Swap a bottle for something in a friend's collection that you want to try. It will improve with age; even if you feel you have nobody to share it with, have a bottle every six months, or even one per year.

However you enjoy it, be thankful to those who brewed it, and that you got to be a part, however small, of their story.
 
2012-12-12 04:44:08 PM
I snagged one this morning... or rather two thanks to the wife. I plan to drink them and share them with friends, if not just to allow them to decide for themselves whether or not this beer lives up to the hype. I will be cracking a bottle this evening, and I enjoy a good Belgian quad, so we'll see if it lives up to its reputation. I am mildly doubtful, but hey, at least the money is going to fix the roof of the abbey.
 
2012-12-12 04:44:31 PM

robertus: [haywardabbey.files.wordpress.com image 536x455]

I don't usually go for Belgians, but this stuff is fantastic.

/Some Farkers recommended it in a beer snob thread a while back. Kudos to YOU, sirs. 
//Around 10% and $20ish for a four-pack, so it's a once-in-a-while beer.


St. Bernie's 12 is really quite good. The recipe is reputedly the same as Westy 12 but their tastes are a fair bit divergent. You should try the other St. Bernardus beers (Pater 6 is kinda meh) and the Rochefort series. (I've talked to a fair number of people who like Rochefort 10 more than Westy 12.) Chimay is also very nice, Blue especially, and wide distributed.
 
2012-12-12 04:44:42 PM

Kraftwerk Orange: Contrabulous Flabtraption: Belgian beer is generally pretentious and gross

Good. Stay away from it.

More for me.


This. Belgian FTW.
 
2012-12-12 04:45:01 PM

Uchiha_Cycliste: My go to Arrogant Bastard.
I prefer Oaked Arrogant bastard when it's available. I'll go out of my way to find TFA's beer.


I am a big fan of the Stone brewery. Arrogant Bastard is pretty amazing, though IMO their Ruination IPA is one of the best beers out there.
 
2012-12-12 04:46:08 PM

Maud Dib: Shiner uses a metric shiat-ton of corn in their beers. Yet they can still call it all "natural".


Corn is at least as natural as burnt buffalo pubes.
Besides, your favorite beer is probably contaminated with Hydrogen Hydroxide.
 
2012-12-12 04:46:25 PM

TofuTheAlmighty: caddisfly: Merry Christmas, everyone! 
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/my holiday tradition

Fresh Samichlaus is undrinkable. Seven years aging makes it pretty tasty, though.


now now... you can cook with it

I know it sounds like sacrilege but hear me out.. use it in a reduction for candies yam sauce. and you only use half the bottle, so you can still drink the rest!
 
2012-12-12 04:46:46 PM
Insanely tasty.

www.nearof.com


Also both crazy good.

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-12-12 04:46:48 PM
The barrel aged Hoppin' Frog Frosted Frog is my choice for the holiday season.

www.hoppinfrog.com
 
2012-12-12 04:47:30 PM

kim jong-un: VoodooTaco: PunGent: Sounds tasty.

....

I love the 120 minute and Theobroma from Dogfish Head. Midas Touch as well.


Definitely agree on the 120, the Theo was decent, but I prefer the Sah'Tea and the Tahenket myself. Interesting flavors. Girlfriend loves the Midas and the Raison D'tre. I moved out of DC last summer, to find that they stopped distributing DFH to Rhode Island (home), very disturbing. We used to hit the DFH Alehouse at least once every other week. 90Minute IPA was always the best bang for the buck.

Their Positive Contact (limited brew I think) was phenomenal too. Give that a shot if you can find it.
 
2012-12-12 04:48:42 PM
If the people who camped out to buy the damn thing spent more time forming relationships with the employees at the store, they wouldn't need to camp.

/just reserved
//from the secret stash
 
2012-12-12 04:49:11 PM

Marcus Aurelius: [victorybeer.com image 247x400]


When I want an impressive beer, V-Twelve has taken the spot over Old Guardian anymore.

PunGent: I keep meaning to try more Dogfish...I've liked the ones I've had.


90 Min Imperial, Burton Baton, and a nod to Theobroma and Midas Touch. All out of Dogfish Head are worthy of a try, but those especially (have not gotten to try a few, notably Pangaea).
 
2012-12-12 04:51:03 PM
Does anyone else see the term IPA on a bottle and automatically think of isopropyl alcohol?
 
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