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$20 on a 6?. i've spent 18 on 4s, but i think for 6s I've peaked at 15 (except in BC where everything is fucking stupid expensive).

 

what state?

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Had some Westvleteren 12 the other night. Ha just kidding.

 

If anyone is in an area where you can buy a pack or two of Pliny the Elder or Younger, PM me... I'd be up for a trade

I want to see what all the fuss is about.

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I've heard that the Ballast Point Sculpin is pretty much the same recipe as the Pliny, lower abv however. Fist I'm in Ohio, dunno if Hopslam is even released that widely though. I really don't get the hype, regardless.

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How was that Ballast Point in terms of sweetness?

 

The last vanilla/coffee porter I bought was like syrup.

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You're welcome for the Pliny, Fist666.. And I'm sorry for lagging. Next trade will go alot faster.

 

 

 

Make sure to drink that Pliny ASAP though to keep it fresh. I tried to make the whole trade "nor-cal" friendly if you know what I mean!!

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Stillwater released an IPA called "Why can't IBU" I actually thought that was pretty creative.

 

Well it must be that time of year again when the Hopslam love/hate shows up on this thread. $20 for a 6 really doesn't seem that bad to me, $3.33/beer. but I live in DC and beer is expensive round these parts.

 

I've been drinking sours lately:

liefmans goudenband and cuvee brut

Drie Fonteinen Oude Kriek and oude geuze

rodenbach grand cru

bruery saison rue

Goose Island Madame Rose*** this beer is fucking amazing

 

and I recently won a bottle of The Bruery - Black Tuesday (not a sour beer)

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How was that Ballast Point in terms of sweetness?

 

The last vanilla/coffee porter I bought was like syrup.

 

 

I really enjoyed it, not too sweet. Definitely a coffee porter, but the mouthfeel isn't syrup. Pretty easy drinking, especially for a 9%. Certainly not like the Southern Tier dessert beers in terms of sweetness.

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vanfullofretards- for your edification, pliny the elder is not sold in packs. only in single 375's. the younger, however, is never released in bottles. only kegged, or growler at the release at the brewery.

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Been getting into The Bruery lately, anyone else a fan? The past two weeks I've had their Autumn Maple, Tart of Darkness, 5 Golden Rings, Oude Tart, Saison de Lente, Smoking Wood, and Saison Rue. All were pretty delicious, I especially like their sour offerings. Got a few cellared, interested to see how they age. On that note, I recently cracked a Jolly Pumpkin La Parcela from 2010 and was kinda disappointed, the sour taste had all but disappeared and the pumpkin really came through. It was delicious don't get me wrong but I like that beer for its sour pumpkin flavor. I've cellared it before for 1 year and I think that's about as long as I'd go in the future.

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Tart of Darkness is a classy ass beer.

 

I live near the bruery so I've had the majority of their offerings. Personally while I think they are a solid brewery I find them somewhat over-rated and overvalued. Mostly the latter.

 

Jolly pumpkin is sometimes inconsistent in how long you can cellar them. Like, Oro De Calabeza can age for a few years. I think the lack of consistency comes in that they are almost all wild fermentation (if not all), so each batch is going to be different, etc. Just a thought, I'm sure protestor can weigh in as well.

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Tart of Darkness is a classy ass beer.

 

I live near the bruery so I've had the majority of their offerings. Personally while I think they are a solid brewery I find them somewhat over-rated and overvalued. Mostly the latter.

 

Jolly pumpkin is sometimes inconsistent in how long you can cellar them. Like, Oro De Calabeza can age for a few years. I think the lack of consistency comes in that they are almost all wild fermentation (if not all), so each batch is going to be different, etc. Just a thought, I'm sure protestor can weigh in as well.

 

Yea I feel you on that. I've just started seeing Bruery beers around here in the last six months so they're still kind of a novelty to me. I've also heard that about Jolly Pumpkin and have witnessed the inconsistencies first hand on several of their beers. Still, I really enjoy their beers and I have yet to have one I didn't like. My favorite to age thus far has been La Roja.

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haha dude next door was outside and walked up to me like "here this is from my country drink this" ..in my head i was like "you motherfxcker" :cool:

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