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2013-04-17 07:08:24 PM

zobear: Hair of the Dog is some damn fine beer.  I don't envy Portlanders much -- excepting they can buy the stuff.

/used to find it in Fort Collins every now and again...alas


We can even buy it below retail at dock sales once a year.
 
2013-04-17 07:09:47 PM

Ive had that Dogfish 120 minute IPA, Tasty stuff.


BTW if you are in NYC in the village and like beer, check this place out:



Peculier Pub on Bleecker St (menu linked)

They have something like 350 varieties of beer on site. If you can't find a brew you like at this place, there is something wrong with you. After looking at the menu, I dont remember them having all that fufu martini crap when I was there last a few years ago. Well, the beer variety still holds up.
 
2013-04-17 07:16:20 PM

zez: This is a fairly high alcohol beer (9%) that tastes pretty damn wonderful.

[www.mezessf.com image 500x750]


Love love love La Fin du Monde.

I just cracked open the first of my homebrew French farmhouse yesterday. No idea what the alcohol content but fark that noise. Good beer is good beer no matter the ABV.
 
2013-04-17 07:20:11 PM
Boilermaker ftw, beer of your choosing and a shot of whiskey.
 
2013-04-17 07:21:13 PM
www.totalwine.com
 
2013-04-17 07:31:52 PM
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-04-17 07:33:19 PM
Disappointed to see that HOTD Dave uses freezing to get the higher abv. Many people/brewers wouldn't consider that  beer any more because of that.
 
2013-04-17 07:33:35 PM

Robo Beat: Not strong enough to be on the list, but strong enough:

[consumergoods.files.wordpress.com image 265x500]


I have a love/hate relationship with great lakes.  Don't care for much of their stuff but I do kinda like the elliot ness amber lager.
 
2013-04-17 07:35:04 PM

Diogenes: Rev. Skarekroe: I dunno, once you get past a certain percentage it doesn't even taste like beer anymore.

Seriously.  I once had a Samuel Adams Triple Bock and thought I was drinking port.


Still have three bottles laying down in the wine fridge!
 
2013-04-17 07:35:51 PM
1-HAIR OF THE DOG DAVE:  29% ABV

Now you're messin' with the sonofabiatch

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyXz6eMCj2k
 
2013-04-17 07:38:31 PM
My favorite strong(ish) beer ...
www.bierenzo.nl
 
2013-04-17 07:42:56 PM
Many fine beers mentioned. Here's 2 generations of my Belgian style Chocolate Stout. I like to call it Darth Monk. The ladies like the chocolate.
Comes in at almost exactly 12% ABV. and I am on a search for anyone who doesn't like it.
s21.postimg.org

/I like the chocolate too
//They like it too much
///Alot of brewing for me
 
2013-04-17 07:43:16 PM

The_Sponge: CSBs:

1) I was able to pick up two bottles of the 120 Minute IPA at my local beer shop last week.

2) Thanks to a fellow Farker, I was able to acquire a bottle of Utopias back in 2008.


CSB, redux: The bar I frequent here in Norfolk has the 120 Minute IPA on tap ($20/pint). I gave it a shot a while ago. Good, but too sweet for me.

I'm from New England and have always loved Sam Adams. Have a Latitude 48 IPA in front of me right now. Would kill a puppy to try the Utopias. Ya bastard.
 
2013-04-17 07:44:25 PM

beelzebubba76: My favorite strong(ish) beer ...
[www.bierenzo.nl image 850x707]


That's what I suggest when a customer asks for a "light" beer.

/get it?
//I'll be here all week
///remember to tip your cicerone
 
2013-04-17 07:44:27 PM
bier ist gut

I prefer around 7% though otherwise I end up falling down, crying, and have to apologize to lots of people the next day
 
2013-04-17 07:46:17 PM

Tony_Pepperoni: joose.jpg


You know who ELSE criticized the Joose?
 
2013-04-17 07:49:44 PM

Luse: I am on a search for anyone who doesn't like it


Challenge accepted. Clearly you must send me some to settle this issue..
 
2013-04-17 07:52:24 PM
I find most high alcohol beers to be way too sweet
 
2013-04-17 07:52:55 PM

The Bestest: Luse: I am on a search for anyone who doesn't like it

Challenge accepted. Clearly you must send me some to settle this issue..


Sorry my friend, but I believe there are federal rules that say "no". However if you ever find yourself in AK do look me up, I'll show you many fine microbrews including mine.

Omahawg: bier ist gut

I prefer around 7% though otherwise I end up falling down, crying, and have to apologize to lots of people the next day


Last brew party I had a good friend called me up the next day apologizing for anything he may or may not have done or said. He didn't remember leaving my house and spent 30 minutes with the DD, another friend, cause he couldn't figure out the mechanics of the lock.
 
2013-04-17 08:08:08 PM

zez: This is a fairly high alcohol beer (9%) that tastes pretty damn wonderful.

[www.mezessf.com image 500x750]


I like their Maudite (8% ABV), but it knocks me on my ass.  Maudite is about as high in alcohol I can go before it ceases to taste like beer.
 
2013-04-17 08:43:25 PM
High ABV beer is for pussies who can't drink whiskey
 
2013-04-17 08:49:48 PM

Igor Jakovsky: Ive had that Dogfish 120 minute IPA, Tasty stuff.


I tried to like the 120 (at 9 frickin' bucks a bottle), but prefer Immort Ale.

/Dogfish Head rules
 
2013-04-17 08:50:42 PM

UseUrHeadFred: [www.totalwine.com image 250x350]


That is a fantastic stout. Beats the tar out of (overrated) KBS.
 
2013-04-17 08:55:27 PM

KungFuJunkie: My favorite higher ABV beers are Founders KBS and Goose Island BCBS.


Goose Island BCS and Founders KBS for the win.

List also fails for no mention of Three Floyd's Dark Lord.
 
2013-04-17 09:05:50 PM
New belgiums's Rampant IPA clocks in at 8.5%, I actually like their ranger IPA, 6.5% better...

St Bernardus ABT12 is some good stuff, but I'm rarely in the mood for it
 
2013-04-17 09:06:42 PM

Smeggy Smurf: High ABV beer is for pussies who can't drink whiskey


(In best Scruffy voive) second.
 
2013-04-17 09:12:45 PM
If I missed it above, I've only had one EKU 28 in my life.
Blew me away, and I could feel my teeth rotting at the same time.
 
2013-04-17 09:15:38 PM
Yes, I remember beer. Many years ago, before I discovered the nectar of the gods that is bourbon.

/ YMMV
 
2013-04-17 09:20:51 PM
Most alcaholics dring budweiser
 
2013-04-17 09:47:19 PM

Nick Nostril: Yes, I remember beer. Many years ago, before I discovered the nectar of the gods that is bourbon.

/ YMMV


same. once i realized theres really no reason to drink beer nightly (constant empty calories), I rarely drink beer and instead drink bourbon once every couple weeks.  I honestly dont know why anyone would drink unless it was in order to at least get a solid buzz out of it.  And if i need to drink, chances are I need to get drunk.
 
2013-04-17 09:55:38 PM

phedex: Nick Nostril: Yes, I remember beer. Many years ago, before I discovered the nectar of the gods that is bourbon.

/ YMMV

same. once i realized theres really no reason to drink beer nightly (constant empty calories), I rarely drink beer and instead drink bourbon once every couple weeks.  I honestly dont know why anyone would drink unless it was in order to at least get a solid buzz out of it.  And if i need to drink, chances are I need to get drunk.


Beer's got a lot of good stuff in it that bourbon doesn't, and I actually moderate my carb intake based on the amount of beer I'm drinking that day, beer is essentially my bread..
 
2013-04-17 10:27:18 PM

Luse: Many fine beers mentioned. Here's 2 generations of my Belgian style Chocolate Stout. I like to call it Darth Monk. The ladies like the chocolate.
Comes in at almost exactly 12% ABV. and I am on a search for anyone who doesn't like it.
[s21.postimg.org image 735x980]

/I like the chocolate too
//They like it too much
///Alot of brewing for me


12% is still very drinkable.  This past Summer I did two clone batches of Chimay Blue.  Had awesome efficiency and at the end it was close to 12.5%.

To my palette there was just too much of that alcohol taste to it.  I could (and did) drink it, but mainly I felt it was way too high test.

Took a keg to a party hosted by my folks and the general consensus was that it was perfectly drinkable.  Didn't see that coming.  Had to warn people what they were getting into when they headed back for seconds.

I'd be interested in seeing how it tastes after a year or so of aging.  Not entirely sure I'll get that chance with it.

Tank up!
 
2013-04-17 10:45:36 PM

Angry Buddha: The_Sponge: CSBs:

1) I was able to pick up two bottles of the 120 Minute IPA at my local beer shop last week.

2) Thanks to a fellow Farker, I was able to acquire a bottle of Utopias back in 2008.

CSB, redux: The bar I frequent here in Norfolk has the 120 Minute IPA on tap ($20/pint). I gave it a shot a while ago. Good, but too sweet for me.

I'm from New England and have always loved Sam Adams. Have a Latitude 48 IPA in front of me right now. Would kill a puppy to try the Utopias. Ya bastard.


Taphouse or Cogan's?  Only one's I really know of in Norfolk that would have that, could be another but those are the 2 that come to mind immediately.

I'm a big fan of the Bier Garden over in P-town also.
 
2013-04-17 11:07:56 PM
Skarekrough: Luse: Many fine beers mentioned. Here's 2 generations of my Belgian style Chocolate Stout. I like to call it Darth Monk. The ladies like the chocolate.
Comes in at almost exactly 12% ABV. and I am on a search for anyone who doesn't like it.
[s21.postimg.org image 735x980]

/I like the chocolate too
//They like it too much
///Alot of brewing for me

12% is still very drinkable.  This past Summer I did two clone batches of Chimay Blue.  Had awesome efficiency and at the end it was close to 12.5%.

I generally lose interest after about 7 percent or so. Although do like St Bernardus ABT 12. Calories is also an issue when you are trying to offset the caloric content with aerobic activity. Some of the really high gravity stuff goes past 250 calories per 12 ounces. That is a lot of treadmill time.
 
2013-04-17 11:13:49 PM

Angry Buddha: The_Sponge: CSBs:

1) I was able to pick up two bottles of the 120 Minute IPA at my local beer shop last week.

2) Thanks to a fellow Farker, I was able to acquire a bottle of Utopias back in 2008.

CSB, redux: The bar I frequent here in Norfolk has the 120 Minute IPA on tap ($20/pint). I gave it a shot a while ago. Good, but too sweet for me.

I'm from New England and have always loved Sam Adams. Have a Latitude 48 IPA in front of me right now. Would kill a puppy to try the Utopias. Ya bastard.



Even if I could drink it for free every day....I'd have to pass.  It's like egg nog.....I like it, but don't crave it all the time....and I enjoy it in moderation.
 
2013-04-17 11:55:34 PM
Just came here to say that Sink the Bismarck was awesome. It was like drinking 1000 scotch ales at once.
 
2013-04-18 01:53:29 AM
Wow, I thought Samichlaus  was strong at 14%.
 
2013-04-18 05:16:23 AM

gilgamesh23: Once you start freezing out some of the water haven't you entered the distilled spirits realm? It's different method, but the results are the same.

What is the maximum alcohol level at which yeast can still survive? Has anyone been doing selective breeding to get that number up for beers like this?


I would think so, but "ice wine" is still considered wine, not distilled spirits.

For the second question, when I first heard about Utopias, they claimed it was specially bred yeast and no distilling of any kind. So that's your answer.
 
2013-04-18 07:57:50 AM
Don't have time to read the entire thread so maybe it's already been covered, but I had a root-beer beer over the weekend that was at 19.5%. Tasted so much like root beer you could give it to a five year old and they'd be happy. There was a bite on the end that I wouldn't describe as bitter, but it wasn't really pleasant. Other than that it was pretty good. Brewed here in Wauconda, IL.
 
2013-04-18 11:03:31 AM

zez: This is a fairly high alcohol beer (9%) that tastes pretty damn wonderful.

[www.mezessf.com image 500x750]


Except it's Canadian.  ;)
 
2013-04-18 11:14:41 AM
When I first started brewing, I was all about the high ABV beers.  I still brew high ABV beers, but I tend to bottle those, and save my taps for the rest of my beers, which are much more sessionable.  ABV ranges ~4-7% for my tap beers.  Most are around 5%.
 
2013-04-18 11:52:48 AM
i48.tinypic.com

Some of the worst hangovers of my life, from drinking this out of a keg at house parties in college.
 
2013-04-18 12:37:26 PM

tallguywithglasseson: [i48.tinypic.com image 301x480]

Some of the worst hangovers of my life, from drinking this out of a keg at house parties in college.


I think Ice-anything was an indication that it was hangoveriffic.  Mine was

www.chicagoreader.com

$8.99 for a 30-pack was pretty much all we needed to know.  I was pretty burned out on it by 19 or 20.
 
2013-04-18 01:29:06 PM

elev8meL8r: tallguywithglasseson: [i48.tinypic.com image 301x480]

Some of the worst hangovers of my life, from drinking this out of a keg at house parties in college.

I think Ice-anything was an indication that it was hangoveriffic.  Mine was

[www.chicagoreader.com image 400x339]

$8.99 for a 30-pack was pretty much all we needed to know.  I was pretty burned out on it by 19 or 20.


Ah, memories.  I remember being 19 or 20 and pounding the Beast Ice like nobody's business.  Then hating it the next day.
 
2013-04-18 10:42:21 PM

Luse: Many fine beers mentioned. Here's 2 generations of my Belgian style Chocolate Stout. I like to call it Darth Monk. The ladies like the chocolate.
Comes in at almost exactly 12% ABV. and I am on a search for anyone who doesn't like it.
[s21.postimg.org image 735x980]

/I like the chocolate too
//They like it too much
///Alot of brewing for me


That looks tasty .
 
2013-04-18 10:50:19 PM
120min started life at 21% but they've dialed it back as it was better balanced and drinkable lower. I thought it was more like 18% now?
 
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