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Re: All Things Beer

Postby Konatown » Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:58 am

Anyone else local in Cigar City's El Catador club? This round has been amazing
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Re: All Things Beer

Postby uscbucsfan » Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:24 pm

Bucs N Beers wrote:Ever had 120min? Probably one of the more unique beer experiences IMO. 18-20% ABV. Which I really like because I can sit and drink one over the span of 45-60 minutes and it's like drinking 5 beers in one. So you catch a really nice relaxing buzz without feeling bloated, having to go pee, etc. Just super relaxing. People may see 18-20% ABV and think "let's get trashed", but it's a strong tasting beer so it's not one that you would drink quickly. You're almost forced to drink it slowly and mellow out.


According to Untapped, I've tried it and thought it was above average, but honestly I don't remember. I always tell myself not to try new beers while I'm drunk, but...you know...I'm drunk.

I normally get a craving and go crazy, like my dogfish head run. I once drank around 45 different milk stouts in a period of 45 or so days, because I wanted to find my favorite, which ended up being the obvious left hand's nitro version, but I always fall back to sours and Goses. My wallet hates sours, but I'm addicted. A lot of the reason is I have so many "local" breweries that make great sours.
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Re: All Things Beer

Postby Bucs N Beers » Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:40 pm

I"m just starting to dip my toe in to sours, haven't quite acquired the taste yet.

Evil Twin - Old fashioned lemonade IPA, not technically a "sour" but definitely a sour tasting IPA. THought it was pretty good.
Evil Twin - Sour Bikini. I actually quite enjoyed this one.

As far as favorite Stouts, I lean bourbon barrel. My #1 would be KBR. My Thanksgiving tradition is Hardywood Gingerbread Stout - Good god, even just mentioning it makes me want to chow down, watch football and fall asleep!
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Re: All Things Beer

Postby Bucs N Beers » Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:33 pm

Went to the beer store today and was pretty happy with my haul. I've had all of them before, but really enjoyed them.


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Evil Twin/Westbrook Collaboration - Imperial Mexican Biscotti Cake Break.
This is the same one I drank last night. Man it's good. The downfall is that it's $18, but it's damn near worth it.


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Maine Brewing - Lunch
Picked up two of these. Really smooth American IPA. One of the first IPA's I drank that I couldn't find a criticism for. Can be difficult to find so I was super stoked to see it on the shelf today.

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Firestone Walker - Adversus
Picked up a 4-pack. Unfiltered Double IPA. Has a thicker taste to it but very smooth.
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Re: All Things Beer

Postby uscbucsfan » Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:41 pm

They had a Golden Road deal at the store. I got a 6 of Pico to Mexico a habanero cucumber stout and Palisades Pineapple a Fruit beer. There's a very high chance I hate both so I also got a bottle of Carolina Bauerhaus Ales' Feral Barrel Blackberry. I've loved every beer I've had from them, so I'm confident it will be great.
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Re: All Things Beer

Postby uscbucsfan » Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:49 pm

BTW at lunch I had a really cloudy IPA called HAZE by Tree House Brewing Company. It was pretty good.
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Re: All Things Beer

Postby Bucs N Beers » Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:34 am

Got a Clown Shoes couple saved at the beer store.

Vic Secret Space Cake Double IPA - Space Cake dry hopped with Vic Secret hops from Australia
Pecan Pie Porter 2017 - 100% Bourbon barrel aged porter with pecans

Also picked this up earlier this week: Beavertown/Stone/Garage Project - Fruitallica Double IPA - a monster DIPA with Yuzu, kiwi & habanero. It was ok.
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Re: All Things Beer

Postby Bucs N Beers » Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:08 am

Been a good beer week for me.

Picked up a couple Hardywood Gingerbread stouts and a couple of their Bourbon Barrel Gingerbread stout as well. This is my Thanksgiving beer tradition and I’m super excited.

Oskar Blues TenFidy - this may very well be my favorite stout. Gahdamn. So good.

A 64 ounce growler of Lunch by Maine Brewing. One of my favorite IPAs.

A buddy was in Delaware and picked me up a Dogfish Head 120. Will save for a special occasion.


Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! Eat lots of turkey, drink lots of beer!
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Re: All Things Beer

Postby Mountaineer Buc » Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:47 am

I love those bourbon barrel stouts.

Match made in heaven.
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Re: All Things Beer

Postby Rocker » Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:34 am

New brewery in town, Motorworks; is being showcased at Fords Garage. Had the DD imperial. Very, very good.
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Re: All Things Beer

Postby Bucs N Beers » Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:20 am

My week of great beer as continued. The beer gods have smiled upon me.

I went to the Black Friday release of Goose Island Bourbon County. If you’re unfamiliar, it’s released once a year on Black Friday and is extremely limited. Here is an article: http://www.mensjournal.com/food-drink/a ... 17-w487624

My local store allowed you to take 1 normal BCBS and one variant (I got coffee, which is exactly what I wanted). The other two available at my store were blueberry (sold out when I got to the front, I was only about 10th in line) and Barleywine. My buddy behind me got the last bottle of coffee.

I paid and left the store extremely happy. Got home and looked on Facebook and my beer store posted that there were some regular BCBS left, limit of 2. So I got 2 more :) They sold out about 5 minutes later.

3 Bourbon County Stouts, 1 coffee variant. So excited about beers that I won’t touch for months.
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Re: All Things Beer

Postby uscbucsfan » Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:13 pm

I got 1 blueberry 1 coffee.
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Re: All Things Beer

Postby Konatown » Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:43 pm

I was 3rd in line at my liquor store on Friday and got 2 regular BC stouts and a barley wine. Never had them before so excited to try it out.
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Re: All Things Beer

Postby Mountaineer Buc » Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:31 pm

Left Hand's milk stout is my new favorite.

That took about two sips to decide.
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Re: All Things Beer

Postby uscbucsfan » Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:45 pm

The Nitro version is great, too.

Best Milk Stout there is IMO
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Re: All Things Beer

Postby Mountaineer Buc » Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:56 pm

uscbucsfan wrote:The Nitro version is great, too.

Best Milk Stout there is IMO

That's the one.

Just picked up a 12
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Re: All Things Beer

Postby uscbucsfan » Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:49 pm

Founders Canadian Breakfast Stout is really good.
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Re: All Things Beer

Postby NYBF » Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:54 pm

uscbucsfan wrote:Founders Canadian Breakfast Stout is really good.


Couldn't find any around here without waiting on a ridiculous line. No thanks.
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Re: All Things Beer

Postby BucJordan » Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:56 pm

Got to try the Goose Island BC Coffee at a bark downtown this past weekend. Really good, finished exactly like dark chocolate espresso beans.

Also, Rapp is awesome!
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Re: All Things Beer

Postby Deja Entendu » Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:00 pm

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Stumbled upon a pack of Daisy Cutter today. I don't see it often, nd when I do it's usually on tap somewhere not to go. Either way, when I do it's a go to for me. Damn fine APA.
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Re: All Things Beer

Postby Bucs N Beers » Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:26 pm

uscbucsfan wrote:Founders Canadian Breakfast Stout is really good.


My beer store got one case of it and didn’t release it to the public. He saved them for his regulars to buy so I got one. I’ll let you know how it is in 6 months or so.
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Re: All Things Beer

Postby uscbucsfan » Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:27 pm

Bucs N Beers wrote:
uscbucsfan wrote:Founders Canadian Breakfast Stout is really good.


My beer store got one case of it and didn’t release it to the public. He saved them for his regulars to buy so I got one. I’ll let you know how it is in 6 months or so.


I got 2.

I always save 1, drink 1. It's fantastic. Best new beer I've had this year.
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Re: All Things Beer

Postby Bucs N Beers » Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:41 pm

uscbucsfan wrote:
Bucs N Beers wrote:
My beer store got one case of it and didn’t release it to the public. He saved them for his regulars to buy so I got one. I’ll let you know how it is in 6 months or so.


I got 2.

I always save 1, drink 1. It's fantastic. Best new beer I've had this year.


I'm excited to try it. I usually have a hard time aging beers cause I'd rather drink them. Been much better with it this season. Currently have a cabinet with:

1 Hardywood Bourbon Barrel Gingerbread Stout
3 Goose Island Bourbon Brand Stout (2 are gifts for brothers)
1 Goose Island Coffee Bourbon Brand Stout
1 Founders Canadian Breakfast Stout
1 Prarie Bomb!
1 Prarie Christmas Bomb!
1 Avery Breast Grand Cru
1 Avery Samael's Ale

Another good beer I've picked up this fall has been Bell's Expedition Stout. It's $3 at my store and has 10% ABV. That's a win. Nothing fancy about it, just a good, plain stout.
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Re: All Things Beer

Postby uscbucsfan » Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:48 pm

Bucs N Beers wrote:
uscbucsfan wrote:
I got 2.

I always save 1, drink 1. It's fantastic. Best new beer I've had this year.


I'm excited to try it. I usually have a hard time aging beers cause I'd rather drink them. Been much better with it this season. Currently have a cabinet with:

1 Hardywood Bourbon Barrel Gingerbread Stout
3 Goose Island Bourbon Brand Stout (2 are gifts for brothers)
1 Goose Island Coffee Bourbon Brand Stout
1 Founders Canadian Breakfast Stout
1 Prarie Bomb!
1 Prarie Christmas Bomb!
1 Avery Breast Grand Cru
1 Avery Samael's Ale

Another good beer I've picked up this fall has been Bell's Expedition Stout. It's $3 at my store and has 10% ABV. That's a win. Nothing fancy about it, just a good, plain stout.

In case you haven't tried it...The maple version is better.
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Re: All Things Beer

Postby bucfanclw » Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:54 pm

Decided to make a list of the local breweries I've visited around here.

Rapp - The king around here. Greg Rapp
Pair O' Dice - I enjoy the Hop Bet Red
Big Storm - Wavemaker is a solid amber and their Belgian flights are great
Barley Mow - Unkindness black IPA is a favorite
Dunedin Brewery - Known for the Apricot Wheat, but I like the standard wheat
House of Beer - I typically go for other offerings when I visit since their beers aren't that memorable
Cueni - My wife loves their Dubbel, I like the new double IPA and sour hibiscus saison
Woodwright - Love the English Red and one of the best atmospheres in the area, especially this time of year.
7th Sun - Mangrove is a great summer beer
Caledonia - Rat Arsed Scotch Ale will knock you on your ass
Soggy Bottom - Usual Suspect black IPA
Crooked Thumb - Shade Tree IPA
Stilt House - Decent Amber, nothing super memorable
deBine - hit or miss, but their barleywine is very good
2 Lions - went to this place 2 times and they only had a stout left that was just ok
Saint Somewhere - They tend to focus on sours. Pretty decent stuff
Silverking - I like the smokiness of their red
Mad Beach - Octohoptopus, good IPA, fun to say
Southern Lights - STRONG. I swear everything they have on tap is 7% and up
Arkane - Good wheats and belgians
3 Daughters - Well known local, I like the bimini twist
Cycle - They always seem to have a different Imperial Stout that's great on tap
Green Bench - Was hit or miss for a while and haven't been back lately
St Pete Brewing - Milo's IPA is pretty good, simple IPA
Cigar City - Jai Alai and whatever they are running on nitro
Coppertail - Unholy and Free Dive
Tampa Bay Brewing Company - Reef Donkey is solid and well distributed in the area
Angry Chair - Rotary Phone is a strong, complex IPA
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Re: All Things Beer

Postby Zarniwoop » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:51 pm

In one of my classes kids have to do industry reports -- one of course chose to do beer.

With all the consolidations and M&As, we don't have a really large American owned mass beer producer anymore...Pabst is the biggest at just over 2% market share




I know lots here don't really like the watered down flavor of a Coors Light or something like that, but I do.
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Re: All Things Beer

Postby Mountaineer Buc » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:56 pm

Zarniwoop wrote:In one of my classes kids have to do industry reports -- one of course chose to do beer.

With all the consolidations and M&As, we don't have a really large American owned mass beer producer anymore...Pabst is the biggest at just over 2% market share




I know lots here don't really like the watered down flavor of a Coors Light or something like that, but I do.

I contend that American style lagers have their place in the beer universe, but that place is in the summer. This is Porter and Stout season.
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Re: All Things Beer

Postby uscbucsfan » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:59 pm

Mountaineer Buc wrote:
Zarniwoop wrote:In one of my classes kids have to do industry reports -- one of course chose to do beer.

With all the consolidations and M&As, we don't have a really large American owned mass beer producer anymore...Pabst is the biggest at just over 2% market share




I know lots here don't really like the watered down flavor of a Coors Light or something like that, but I do.

I contend that American style lagers have their place in the beer universe, but that place is in the summer. This is Porter and Stout season.


I agree. I drink a ton of craft beer, but I still like bud heavy in the summer at times. I find it refreshing. If I had to choose a summer drink, I usually stick to a nice Gose or Raddler, but I still love some american style lagers.
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Re: All Things Beer

Postby Zarniwoop » Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:05 pm

uscbucsfan wrote:but I still love some american style lagers.



sadly they aren't American anymore
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Re: All Things Beer

Postby uscbucsfan » Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:13 pm

Zarniwoop wrote:
uscbucsfan wrote:but I still love some american style lagers.



sadly they aren't American anymore


Their style is.

There are plenty of American breweries. A lot of them have been bought up ( a lot of people here were pissed that InBev bought Wicked Weed), but they are still popping up everywhere. It's why we have the best beer in the world, because we have the most variety.
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