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Posted: Jul 23, 2017 - 11:40am

Tried a sour beer for the first time yesterday: "Journey Home" from Stonecloud Brewing. It was a bit shocking at first but grew on me as I finished the glass. I think I will try more sour beers.
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Posted: Jul 16, 2017 - 1:08pm

 Dragonfly_Launch wrote:

Any single barrel is variable. But Blanton's has been consistent for me. I have to ask for it at the counter at my best liquor store and the manager has to get it. I get the feeling they hold it for the people who work there. Basil does not taste like Old Grand dad. Ownership does not mean they are all in one giant cavernous whiskey house. Generally they are still produced where they were swallowed up by the giants. It is dog eat dog out there in the whiskey world. Basil is $38 where I get it. Very different taste. Blantons is generally 70 bucks. But the scotches I favor all cost more than that

 
Which scotches do you favor?
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Posted: Jul 16, 2017 - 1:01pm

 SeriousLee wrote:

There's a booze store 1/2 hour from here that carries Blanton's and Basil Hayden. Do you recommend one more than the other?

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Any single barrel is variable. But Blanton's has been consistent for me. I have to ask for it at the counter at my best liquor store and the manager has to get it. I get the feeling they hold it for the people who work there. Basil does not taste like Old Grand dad. Ownership does not mean they are all in one giant cavernous whiskey house. Generally they are still produced where they were swallowed up by the giants. It is dog eat dog out there in the whiskey world. Basil is $38 where I get it. Very different taste. Blantons is generally 70 bucks. But the scotches I favor all cost more than that. 


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Posted: Jul 16, 2017 - 6:56am

 Skydog wrote:

at 40 bucks oh Canada!!
$17 here in MI, that's the 80 proof. The Bottled In Bond goes for $23  and the 114 is $29

 
yup. taxes. i can cross the NB border (well, i can't it's too far) and get beer for almost 1/2 the price. {#Rolleyes} Which is why i always look for anything that's on sale first. I'll even buy certain commercial beer if it's a good sale. I do have a few favorites.


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Posted: Jul 16, 2017 - 6:47am

 SeriousLee wrote:

Ya. I've had El Dorado's 21 yrs a few years back and i didn't think it was any better than their 15 yrs. No Old Grande Dad at the NSLC, but a specialty Liquor Shop in Halifax carries it. I'll grab a bottle next time i'm in the city, it's reasonably priced.

 
at 40 bucks oh Canada!!
$17 here in MI, that's the 80 proof. The Bottled In Bond goes for $23  and the 114 is $29
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Posted: Jul 16, 2017 - 6:32am

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Blanton's is hit or miss, it's a single barrel so some are good and I have had some that was just okay but for 70 bucks okay don't cut it for me. The best Blanton's gets shipped to Japan. A Japanese company owns the Blanton's name and Buffalo Trace makes it for them. 
Basil Hayden is just watered down Old Grand Dad at 3 times the price. Jim Beam makes them both. If you can get Old Grand Dad Bottled In Bond then that's the way to go. When Beam bought Old Grand Dad they stayed with the original recipe and have tried to be true to it. It's a great bourbon with lots of rye spiceyness. If you can get Old Grand Dad 114 then you got all that you need.

 
Ya. I've had El Dorado's 21 yrs a few years back and i didn't think it was any better than their 15 yrs. No Old Grande Dad at the NSLC, but a specialty Liquor Shop in Halifax carries it. I'll grab a bottle next time i'm in the city, it's reasonably priced.
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Posted: Jul 16, 2017 - 6:08am

 SeriousLee wrote:

There's a booze store 1/2 hour from here that carries Blanton's and Basil Hayden. Do you recommend one more than the other?

 
Blanton's is hit or miss, it's a single barrel so some are good and I have had some that was just okay but for 70 bucks okay don't cut it for me. The best Blanton's gets shipped to Japan. A Japanese company owns the Blanton's name and Buffalo Trace makes it for them. 
Basil Hayden is just watered down Old Grand Dad at 3 times the price. Jim Beam makes them both. If you can get Old Grand Dad Bottled In Bond then that's the way to go. When Beam bought Old Grand Dad they stayed with the original recipe and have tried to be true to it. It's a great bourbon with lots of rye spiceyness. If you can get Old Grand Dad 114 then you got all that you need.
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Posted: Jul 15, 2017 - 10:18am

 Dragonfly_Launch wrote:

Well there are several great American whiskies from other grains that may replace scotch for some. Blanton's, Basil Hayden's. And Russell Reserve Rye. Others.

 
There's a booze store 1/2 hour from here that carries Blanton's and Basil Hayden. Do you recommend one more than the other?

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Posted: Jul 10, 2017 - 7:03pm

 SeriousLee wrote:

There's a Garrison Nut Brown Ale that is a fave of mine. And St. Ambroise Oatmeal Stout is a regular purchase for me, except it's not available during the summer. Scotch is still an acquired taste for me, but i do have one good bottle that i dip in now and then.

But i drink a variety of beer (even commercial on occasion, my faves are Olands and Alpine), same with liquor. Heck, i have about 6 different bars of hand crafted soap and 3 different natural toothpastes.

Boils down to a simple philosophy: I don't always eat the same food, so why should i always drink the same beer. {#Good-vibes}

Speaking of buzz, i find there's no better buzz than a 2-beer buzz. Once you go for that 3rd beer, it better have substance. It better be complex, as you so aptly say. {#Cheers}

 
Well there are several great American whiskies from other grains that may replace scotch for some. Blanton's, Basil Hayden's. And Russell Reserve Rye. Others.
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Posted: Jul 9, 2017 - 6:32am

 Dragonfly_Launch wrote:

Sam Smith's Nut Brown Ale. Rogue Shakespeare Stout. For instance. And, yes, I am always puzzled by beer drinkers whose actual goal is the buzz. Get to the fucking scotch. Or a fine American Rye. 

 
There's a Garrison Nut Brown Ale that is a fave of mine. And St. Ambroise Oatmeal Stout is a regular purchase for me, except it's not available during the summer. Scotch is still an acquired taste for me, but i do have one good bottle that i dip in now and then.

But i drink a variety of beer (even commercial on occasion, my faves are Olands and Alpine), same with liquor. Heck, i have about 6 different bars of hand crafted soap and 3 different natural toothpastes.

Boils down to a simple philosophy: I don't always eat the same food, so why should i always drink the same beer. {#Good-vibes}

Speaking of buzz, i find there's no better buzz than a 2-beer buzz. Once you go for that 3rd beer, it better have substance. It better be complex, as you so aptly say. {#Cheers}
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Posted: Jul 8, 2017 - 6:28pm

 SeriousLee wrote:

Can't disagree. Better then the commercial Bud, though. If I'm really looking for (a good) buzz, though, I prefer whiskey, rum or bourbon.

What do you consider a complex beer?

 
Sam Smith's Nut Brown Ale. Rogue Shakespeare Stout. For instance. And, yes, I am always puzzled by beer drinkers whose actual goal is the buzz. Get to the fucking scotch. Or a fine American Rye. 
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Posted: Jul 8, 2017 - 4:51pm

 Dragonfly_Launch wrote:

Czech beer was tasty, adequate and cheap. No real complexity however. You know, if you are actually looking for complexity. And not just buzz. 

 
Can't disagree. Better then the commercial Bud, though. If I'm really looking for (a good) buzz, though, I prefer whiskey, rum or bourbon.

What do you consider a complex beer?
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Posted: Jul 8, 2017 - 4:41pm

 SeriousLee wrote:
The original Budweiser.

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Czech beer was tasty, adequate and cheap. No real complexity however. You know, if you are actually looking for complexity. And not just buzz. 
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Posted: Jul 8, 2017 - 4:10pm

The original Budweiser.

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Posted: Jul 3, 2017 - 10:55am

 ScottN wrote:

I work in a wine & spirits store.  Dogfish is great.  One of their signature brews that we carry—-at only $39.99/ 4 pak.  Delicious.  Its high ABV % is not specifically stated (it's a live beer.)

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That one is pretty good, but a little to much abv for me, the 90 minute however is the best damn IPA on the market and the smoothest 9% beer I have ever tasted.
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Posted: Jul 3, 2017 - 10:39am

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cold and light, help yourself Sir
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 Image result for ice cold red stripe beer on ice

 

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Posted: Jul 3, 2017 - 10:29am

 ScottN wrote:

I work in a wine & spirits store.  Dogfish is great.  One of their signature brews that we carry—-at only $39.99/ 4 pak.  Delicious.  Its high ABV % is not specifically stated (it's a live beer.)

Image result for dogfish 120

 
It used to hit the shelves at about 20% but that only encouraged the drunks. Last I heard, they'd dialed it back to the 15% range. Still too hot, I think. I don't buy Dogfish Head anymore (can't get it here but sometimes it's in stores when we're on vacation)... Sometimes it's great and sometimes it's gone bad (or the batch wasn't good to begin with). So fresher is better, once again.
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Posted: Jul 3, 2017 - 10:27am

 miamizsun wrote:
it's like surface of the sun hot here

something cold and light

 
cold and light, help yourself Sir
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 Image result for ice cold red stripe beer on ice
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Posted: Jul 3, 2017 - 10:24am

it's like surface of the sun hot here

something cold and light
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Posted: Jul 3, 2017 - 10:23am

 sirdroseph wrote:
I have tried thousands of different breweries and concoctions over the past 30 years or so and I just keep going back to Dogfish Head, they get me!  They also have so many varieties of Ales in particular that I may never try them all, but I will endeavor to perservere, this is the latest:


I am usually skeptical of fruit and beer, but Dogfish pulls it off flawlessly.  Their Aprihop may be the best tasting beer I have ever had.

 
I work in a wine & spirits store.  Dogfish is great.  One of their signature brews that we carry—-at only $39.99/ 4 pak.  Delicious.  Its high ABV % is not specifically stated (it's a live beer.)

Image result for dogfish 120
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