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Re: What?? Are you drinking?

Post by govmentchedda » Sat Nov 14, 2020 9:18 pm

At home now. The tiniest beast is asleep. Wife and older two are in bed. Just me and a sourdough loaf, some pot, the Gator game, and ..... to drink.
I took a two hour nap and cried during parks and Rec. it was awesome and terrifying.

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Re: What?? Are you drinking?

Post by govmentchedda » Sat Nov 14, 2020 9:20 pm

cerrano wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 9:17 pm
govmentchedda wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 9:14 pm
BSF21 wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 9:03 pm
govmentchedda wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 8:54 pm
FIL poured me three fingers of Balvenie Doublewood. It's your birthday, bro!
This is more than acceptable. In fact, I'ma pour myself a little doublewood here after this next drink.
Switching to Topo Chico for a second, (and weed). Need a tiny break. What should I have next?

A) nothing
B) another Topo or Kombucha
C) Stella dark
D) an 18 yr Islay that I picked up after Scotland qualified for Euro 2021
D. Especially after weed. The tasting notes will be off the heezey.
Think that's the right choice. It's tasty. Smooth enough that the wife enjoys it, peaty enough to pack a little punch, sweet enough as well.
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Re: What?? Are you drinking?

Post by sancarlos » Sat Nov 14, 2020 9:38 pm

Im all congested and have a runny nose.

Wife just made me a strong hot toddy. It helps.
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Re: What?? Are you drinking?

Post by The Sybian » Sat Nov 14, 2020 9:40 pm

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D) an 18 yr Islay that I picked up after Scotland qualified for Euro 2021
Which one? Regardless of the response, this is the correct choice.
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Re: What?? Are you drinking?

Post by govmentchedda » Sat Nov 14, 2020 9:42 pm

The Sybian wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 9:40 pm
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D) an 18 yr Islay that I picked up after Scotland qualified for Euro 2021
Which one? Regardless of the response, this is the correct choice.
Bowmore. Never had, or seen it, before yesterday. Quite good. $30 off at the local.
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Post by The Sybian » Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:19 am

Red ale with bacon? I'll pass.
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Re: What?? Are you drinking?

Post by sancarlos » Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:14 pm

Here’s my hot take of the day.

Most good vodkas taste pretty much the same.
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Re: What?? Are you drinking?

Post by GoodKarma » Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:13 pm

sancarlos wrote:
Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:14 pm
Here’s my hot take of the day.

Most good vodkas taste pretty much the same.
Agree 100%
I would like expensive whiskey.
We only have beer & wine...
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Post by A_B » Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:28 am

GoodKarma wrote:
Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:13 pm
sancarlos wrote:
Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:14 pm
Here’s my hot take of the day.

Most good vodkas taste pretty much the same.
Agree 100%
Yup. On board here. The variance is much less than in other spirits ('ll go so far as to say even with the cheaper stuff vs. premium - but not the bottom shelf rotgut).
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Re: What?? Are you drinking?

Post by govmentchedda » Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:39 am

A_B wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:28 am
GoodKarma wrote:
Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:13 pm
sancarlos wrote:
Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:14 pm
Here’s my hot take of the day.

Most good vodkas taste pretty much the same.
Agree 100%
Yup. On board here. The variance is much less than in other spirits ('ll go so far as to say even with the cheaper stuff vs. premium - but not the bottom shelf rotgut).
The spectrum with vodka is definitely different than other spirits. I definitely prefer Tito's to the rest, but it's not expensive. With whiskey, there's generally a level that starts around $100/BTL where you can taste the increased quality.
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Re: What?? Are you drinking?

Post by teeteebee » Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:17 pm

@smyrna - have GABF medal winning brewery about a mile from LaSalle’s campus. Stopped by today. Picked up their medal winner - a British Brown Ale and a a couple others.
oh shit...

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Re: What?? Are you drinking?

Post by mister d » Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:30 pm

Crime & Punishment?
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Re: What?? Are you drinking?

Post by DSafetyGuy » Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:55 pm

Stone Buenaveza (salt and lime lager) goes well when paired with burritos made with Juansauce.
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Post by teeteebee » Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:01 pm

mister d wrote:
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Crime & Punishment?
No - though I want to check that place out.

Attic Brewing. In Germantown.
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Post by teeteebee » Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:02 pm

DSafetyGuy wrote:
Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:55 pm
Stone Buenaveza (salt and lime lager) goes well when paired with burritos made with Juansauce.

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Big fan of their Xocoveza.

Like all their stuff to be honest. Haven’t seen this one yet though. Will have to seek it out.
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Re: What?? Are you drinking?

Post by brian » Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:04 pm

DSafetyGuy wrote:
Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:55 pm
Stone Buenaveza (salt and lime lager) goes well when paired with burritos made with Juansauce.

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Been drinking this a lot lately myself. It’s really good. One of the best twists on a Mexican lager I’ve had.

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Post by mister d » Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:05 pm

Oh wow, less than a mile from my freshman/sophomore year dorm. I need to check with my still local friends on this, haven't even heard of them before tonight.

C&P is really good. Not Tired Hands level great, but we've stopped there every time we've been in the city the past 2 or 3 years.
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Post by DSafetyGuy » Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:52 pm

teeteebee wrote:
Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:02 pm
DSafetyGuy wrote:
Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:55 pm
Stone Buenaveza (salt and lime lager) goes well when paired with burritos made with Juansauce.

IMG_4176.jpeg
Big fan of their Xocoveza.

Like all their stuff to be honest. Haven’t seen this one yet though. Will have to seek it out.
If it helps, I got it in the new 24-pack Stone sampler at Costco (IPA, Delicious IPA, Tangerine Express).

Big fan of the fact that it's four sealed six-packs in the case instead of 24 loose cans.
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Post by sancarlos » Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:36 pm

All of Stone’s IPA’s are solid. I like sampler packs, too. Just went to Total Wine and got IPA samplers from Firestone Walker and Deschutes. Plus a sixer of FW Nitro Merlin Stout.
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Post by DaveInSeattle » Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:47 pm

I haven't been drinking hardly at all for the last 6 weeks or so..but its 'Ving weekend...and man, I love me some Xmas/Holiday ales. Currently having a Deschutes Jubelale, which is always one of my favorites.

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Post by A_B » Wed Nov 25, 2020 10:24 pm

I like that one a lot.
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I haven't been drinking hardly at all for the last 6 weeks or so..but its 'Ving weekend...and man, I love me some Xmas/Holiday ales. Currently having a Deschutes Jubelale, which is always one of my favorites.
I’ll look for that, now that Deschutes is available in NJ. Bought a sixer of Xocoveza already. One of the few beers I continue to buy every year. More pepper than I remember, but the pepper fades pretty fast. Still a great beer. I love Mexican hot chocolate stouts. Westbrook Mexican Cake is still by far my favorite, but I will continue getting Stone’s every year.

I went into the liquor section at BJs on Monday, surprised to see a bunch of Bourbon County Stout on the shelf. First because they aren’t supposed to sell before Black Friday, but also it’s a tiny section of the store, and they are very particular in portioning BCBS to stores that sell the most Goose Island or ABInBev
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Post by P.D.X. » Wed Nov 25, 2020 11:16 pm

Jubel is a goddamn tradition.

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Post by govmentchedda » Wed Nov 25, 2020 11:25 pm

BOGO on Pilsner Urquell at Publix.
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Post by sancarlos » Thu Nov 26, 2020 1:48 am

govmentchedda wrote:
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BOGO on Pilsner Urquell at Publix.
Id be all over that!
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Post by govmentchedda » Thu Nov 26, 2020 10:05 am

Picked up 24
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Post by DaveInSeattle » Thu Nov 26, 2020 12:03 pm

P.D.X. wrote:
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Jubel is a goddamn tradition.
Yeah it is. I also really like the Elysian BiFrost and the Pyramid Snowcap.

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Post by EdRomero » Thu Nov 26, 2020 12:05 pm

3 Bloody Mary's before 9 AM after a run. My Thanksgiving nap came early

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Post by rass » Thu Nov 26, 2020 12:23 pm

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3 Bloody Mary's before 9 AM after a run. My Thanksgiving nap came early
Next year man up and drink the bloody Mary’s first and then run.

Sorry, getting sick just thinking about that.


I ran early, too. Great temps today but the rain picked up in the middle.
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rass wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 12:23 pm
EdRomero wrote:
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3 Bloody Mary's before 9 AM after a run. My Thanksgiving nap came early
Next year man up and drink the bloody Mary’s first and then run.

Sorry, getting sick just thinking about that.


I ran early, too. Great temps today but the rain picked up in the middle.
I ran once after drinking Bloody Mary's. No more of that. The rain held off for the run but not for drinking in the bar parking lot.

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Post by DaveInSeattle » Thu Nov 26, 2020 12:25 pm

EdRomero wrote:
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3 Bloody Mary's before 9 AM after a run. My Thanksgiving nap came early
Skipping the Bloody Mary's this year...which makes me sad.

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Post by The Sybian » Thu Nov 26, 2020 11:37 pm

I decided I need to get back into drinking more Belgian style beers. Just exploded open a Trader Joe’s 2017 Vintage Ale from Unibroue. I think I have Rush to thank for talking up the TJs Vintage Ales. Aged really nicely. I twisted the cage once and the cork exploded like a shotgun. Luckily I had the bottle tilted away from myself and my family. Looked at reviews on BeerAdvocate and 3 of the first 5 or so all commented on exploding corks. Beware if you buy these.

Last night I had a KBS Mackinaw Fudge Maple. Chocolate and fudge are overpowering and surprisingly no alcohol on a fresh 11% Bourbon barrel stout. It’s good, but I’m not living it.

Similarly, bought a bottle of Basil Hayden, and I don’t know why I used to like it so much. Maybe peety Scotches ruined my tastebuds, but it seems really thin and weak on flavor. It’s like watered down Four Roses.
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Post by Rush2112 » Thu Nov 26, 2020 11:53 pm

Try a Rochefort 10. Should be available at any better liquor store. Best quad I've ever had (I like it better than Westvleteren, though truth be told I only had like 6 oz of it.)
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Try a Rochefort 10. Should be available at any better liquor store. Best quad I've ever had (I like it better than Westvleteren, though truth be told I only had like 6 oz of it.)
Used to love the Rocheforts, especially 10. Fuck, it’s gotta be 12 years since I’ve had it. Was actually looking at it this week. My favorite Belgian. Where did you get Westvleteten? That was like the Holy Grail of beers.
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Where did you get Westvleteten? That was like the Holy Grail of beers.
I have a friend that is the GM one of the big liquor stores in Denver. They got an allotment a few years ago when it was released here in the US to raise money for some major repair at the monastery. They bought a case for the staff of the store to share (I was working part-time there to get these types of beer.)

Wife and I are thinking of hitting Belgium when we can and doing the Trappist tour.
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Rush2112 wrote:
Fri Nov 27, 2020 12:11 am
The Sybian wrote:
Fri Nov 27, 2020 12:06 am
Where did you get Westvleteten? That was like the Holy Grail of beers.
I have a friend that is the GM one of the big liquor stores in Denver. They got an allotment a few years ago when it was released here in the US to raise money for some major repair at the monastery. They bought a case for the staff of the store to share (I was working part-time there to get these types of beer.)

Wife and I are thinking of hitting Belgium when we can and doing the Trappist tour.
Oh yeah, I think you mentioned that at the time... definitely getting some Rochefort.
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Post by Pruitt » Fri Nov 27, 2020 3:03 pm

The Sybian wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 11:37 pm
I decided I need to get back into drinking more Belgian style beers. Just exploded open a Trader Joe’s 2017 Vintage Ale from Unibroue.
I have yet to try anything from Unibroue that was less than really good.
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