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BlueHeronDruid
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Posted: Jul 16, 2014 - 5:41pm

 islander wrote:

No stone unturned and all. I think I've covered about all of the alleys and better than 80% of the weird little trails in that town. 

The mermaid needs to return, and I'm still thinking on that safe...  

 
The lower deck menu.
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Posted: Jul 16, 2014 - 6:06am

 n4ku wrote:

Dirt Wolf is one of my favorite Double IPAs. It became available in our area about 6 months ago.

 
That's become my favorite beer. The brewery is dangerously close to me and even they could not keep it in stock until they moved their bottling operations to larger facilities. At $42/case it's an expensive habit...
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Posted: Jul 16, 2014 - 4:45am

Craft Beer Reaches New Depths As Mainers Brew A Batch From Seaweed

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Posted: Jul 16, 2014 - 12:32am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

We'll have to investigate. Also, maybe we can sneak down to Sirens while grandma is visiting/kidsitting?

 
I would be happy to babysit. Saturday mornings.

cuz seriously, two kids, two cats, and three dogs? I like Kay.


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Posted: Jul 15, 2014 - 10:10pm

 BlueHeronDruid wrote:

Another Mexican place in town, too, somewhere near the Boat Haven. I almost bailed on Sirens and took my guest there. Five Mexican restaurants in/near town and the food truck at the market is the best.

 
We'll have to investigate. Also, maybe we can sneak down to Sirens while grandma is visiting/kidsitting?
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Posted: Jul 15, 2014 - 10:02pm

 BlueHeronDruid wrote:

Another Mexican place in town, too, somewhere near the Boat Haven. I almost bailed on Sirens and took my guest there. Five Mexican restaurants in/near town and the food truck at the market is the best.

 
hard to find good mex in Seattle. The Tamale lady was not at the market this year either. Some one said she is selling retail, but no one knew where.
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Posted: Jul 15, 2014 - 9:42pm

 islander wrote:

No stone unturned and all. I think I've covered about all of the alleys and better than 80% of the weird little trails in that town. 

The mermaid needs to return, and I'm still thinking on that safe...  

 
Another Mexican place in town, too, somewhere near the Boat Haven. I almost bailed on Sirens and took my guest there. Five Mexican restaurants in/near town and the food truck at the market is the best.
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Posted: Jul 15, 2014 - 9:34pm

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I'm in!

Stairway from the top is the stupid way to get there, if that's where you're going. Ask me why I (bad knees and all) know this.

 
No stone unturned and all. I think I've covered about all of the alleys and better than 80% of the weird little trails in that town. 

The mermaid needs to return, and I'm still thinking on that safe...  
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Posted: Jul 15, 2014 - 9:27pm

 islander wrote:

Yeah, the 'next to the surf entrance'. There is a stairway from the top too, just before the main door in the hallway where the mermaid used to live. I didn't know the menu was different though, think I've only had beer there. One of these days I'm going to start a kickstarter fund to return the mermaid.

 
I'm in!

Stairway from the top is the stupid way to get there, if that's where you're going. Ask me why I (bad knees and all) know this.
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Posted: Jul 15, 2014 - 9:10pm

 BlueHeronDruid wrote:

Had a Mac 'n' Jacks at Sirens yesterday. Have you checked out their lower deck? Outdoor only, from street level. You want seafood? They got seafood. Different menu from upstairs. You probably already know this.

 
Yeah, the 'next to the surf entrance'. There is a stairway from the top too, just before the main door in the hallway where the mermaid used to live. I didn't know the menu was different though, think I've only had beer there. One of these days I'm going to start a kickstarter fund to return the mermaid.


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Posted: Jul 15, 2014 - 9:05pm

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Had one of these last week:
 

Was not overly impressed beyond the exemplary marketing.  I did not ask them to take my name off it, but I would not endorse.  I'd still probably get the t-shirt though.

Edit: they do have islander beer vending machines though, I might get one of those and just stock it better. 

 
Had a Mac 'n' Jacks at Sirens yesterday. Have you checked out their lower deck? Outdoor only, from street level. You want seafood? They got seafood. Different menu from upstairs. You probably already know this.
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Posted: Jul 15, 2014 - 8:58pm

Had one of these last week:
 

Was not overly impressed beyond the exemplary marketing.  I did not ask them to take my name off it, but I would not endorse.  I'd still probably get the t-shirt though.

Edit: they do have islander beer vending machines though, I might get one of those and just stock it better. 
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Posted: Jul 15, 2014 - 4:32pm

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Posted: Jul 15, 2014 - 10:25am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

I've been trying a few lawnmower beers this summer and maybe they're not the amazing things that my favorite cooler-weather beers are, but they do hit the spot.

I picked up some Ninkasi Pravda in
Montana this weekend and shared
one with Lazy8. He says "this is the
first Ninkasi beer I've liked" and he's
right. I would have skipped it but it
claimed to be a faithful pilsener
plus it was marked down to $5 from 
$10. At $10 it's spendy but at $5
I should have bought out the store.
 


I haven't had that Ninkasi beer; I'll have to look for it.  By the looks of their site, I may have to sport a wool cap and Civil-War-era beard in order to buy it.  I've had the other three at some time.  The Anchor lager is quite good and I've enjoyed most beers from those other two breweries. 


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Posted: Jul 15, 2014 - 10:06am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

I've been trying a few lawnmower beers this summer and maybe they're not the amazing things that my favorite cooler-weather beers are, but they do hit the spot.

 
New Belgium's Summer Helles...
I think I posted this one before
and it's so far my favorite of the
bunch. The faint praise I have
for it is it reminds me of how
Coors used to taste. That is,
when Coors used to taste
different from other beers in
a good way. The problem with
a good "session" beer like this is I could easily knock back
2 or 3 of these in the time it takes me to savor one good
heavy beer like a Sucks. Which makes these more
dangerous in a pure ABV sense and also in a $$ sense since
it costs the same. But still, I recommend this one a lot. 

 
nice

i've tried this one with a neighbor (new bel sum helles) and i'd rec it

i also enjoyed a florida beer brewed in tampa

Cigar City Brewing

Hotter Than Helles

Availability: Year Round

Why so punny? “Helles” is German for “light colored.” Hotter Than Helles is more than just a (very) silly pun; it perfectly reflects the nature of this beer.

A lager meant to be consumed when it’s truly hotter than helles outside. So there are no peppers or spices in this beer!

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Posted: Jul 15, 2014 - 9:49am

 miamizsun wrote:

in the land of never-ending summer this particular one has permanent residence in my fridge/cooler

i've tried several of their brews and found them all worthy (most recent the full sail amber at lazy's rec)

enjoy

 
I've been trying a few lawnmower beers this summer and maybe they're not the amazing things that my favorite cooler-weather beers are, but they do hit the spot.

I picked up some Ninkasi Pravda in
Montana this weekend and shared
one with Lazy8. He says "this is the
first Ninkasi beer I've liked" and he's
right. I would have skipped it but it
claimed to be a faithful pilsener
plus it was marked down to $5 from 
$10. At $10 it's spendy but at $5
I should have bought out the store.
 
 
 
 

 
  I also grabbed 6 cans of Anchor 
 California Lager. I thought it tasted
just a bit "canny" but I think that's
often just a mental hangup. It's good
and worth having on hand. One of
those beers that everyone will enjoy,
from Bud Light fans to craft beer fans.
 
 
 
 
 Lagunitas DayTime is a "fractional" IPA
that is 4.9%. It smells great, grassy and
citrusy but I thought at the time that it
felt watery. I think I prefer my IPAs to be
heavier and my lighter beers to be not as
hoppy? I dunno. Of course, I tried this
one last fall. I would probably enjoy it
a lot more in July.
 
 
New Belgium's Summer Helles...
I think I posted this one before
and it's so far my favorite of the
bunch. The faint praise I have
for it is it reminds me of how
Coors used to taste. That is,
when Coors used to taste
different from other beers in
a good way. The problem with
a good "session" beer like this is I could easily knock back
2 or 3 of these in the time it takes me to savor one good
heavy beer like a Sucks. Which makes these more
dangerous in a pure ABV sense and also in a $$ sense since
it costs the same. But still, I recommend this one a lot. 
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Posted: Jul 15, 2014 - 8:21am

 Proclivities wrote:

I'll have to look for those.  This Oregon lager has recently become available around here.  It's crisp and tasty - very refreshing, especially in this weather:
session 

 
in the land of never-ending summer this particular one has permanent residence in my fridge/cooler

i've tried several of their brews and found them all worthy (most recent the full sail amber at lazy's rec)

enjoy


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Posted: Jul 15, 2014 - 6:52am

 n4ku wrote:

Dirt Wolf is one of my favorite Double IPAs. It became available in our area about 6 months ago.

 

Yea I really enjoyed this one and would love a repeat performance someday.
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Posted: Jul 15, 2014 - 6:51am

 Proclivities wrote:

I'll have to look for those.  This Oregon lager has recently become available around here.  It's crisp and tasty - very refreshing, especially in this weather:
session 

 
I have had that one, great summer beer to be sure.
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Posted: Jul 15, 2014 - 6:47am

 sirdroseph wrote:

Tried a couple more IPAS over the past couple of months; some of the successes:

 Was pleasantly surprised and quite a punch as well:
        



 
Dirt Wolf is one of my favorite Double IPAs. It became available in our area about 6 months ago.


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