i want a bottle of that
i head over to the dfh brewpub every year while at h2o, it's only like a 35 minute drive... and then i purchase oodles of their jin and other flavored vodkas... unfortunately their flavored vodkas have declined in deliciousness over the years. i would only recommend the rum and jin now.
Rogue Voodoo Doughnut Bacon Maple Ale
Cool-looking bottle, smooth beer. Can't really taste the bacon but definitely has a taste like no other beer like I've ever tasted. It's got kind of a sweet taste to it, kinda hard to describe.
"Sometimes wrong is worth the funny." - Billy Gardell
Finally had some Pliny the Elder on tap. It's great, but not anything that blows me away versus a number of other IPA/IIPAs. Had to drink it quick, though. Cool place, but my view on it has been soured slightly. I'll get to that in a bit.
Also, when I was out in California, I swung by the Bruery Provisions. Was just basically running some errands, but wanted to swing in quick and check out the bottles, but didn't know what I was getting into. Got there right before opening and there was a line probably fifty people deep. Didn't realize they were doing daily bottle releases there to celebrate their anniversary. That day it was The Wanderer and at $30 with a one bottle limit, I wouldn't have wanted one anyway. Just sucks, because I would've really liked to check the place out and maybe pickup something pretty unique.
Between that first bar and a small liquor store near my hotel, this is my little haul. Not much, but I didn't have much space and didn't have much time.
One of the Black Phoenix bottles is for my brother, though. Passed on HotD Adam, Fred, RR Redemption, Damnation, Sanctification and others... which contributes to the bad part. Went to drink the HopDevil just a bit ago, an IPA I've been wanting to try for a long time and it didn't go so well. Took one sip and knew something was off. Checked the best by date and I misread it... Turns out it says "Enjoy by July 10 2011". Took another sip and poured it down the drain. Should've noticed that, but didn't expect a place like that to have a year old hop-forward IPA on the shelf and was in a rush. Annoys me, but especially since I passed on others by buying that bottle.
Oh well, the others should be good.
if you want i can get you fresh hop devil, it's plentiful here... just let me know! also, i am a huge fan of bootleggers, that looks tasty. nice choice!
and fwiw, i love pliny, but it's totally overrated. i love blind pig more, and then happy hops was stellar... i do believe that heady topper is better than pliny as well.
And I could see drinking Pliny all the time if it was readily available, but now that I've had it from a bottle and on tap, I can safely say that I'm very happy with all the hoppy beers I can easily get around here... Myrcenary, Hopslam, Palate Wrecker, Deviant Dale's, Ruination, Double Jack, Mongo, Hercules, Hoptimum, etc... With so many quality options, I'm not that disappointed that Pliny isn't one of them. All that being said, I still wish we got it (and Heady Topper) out here, though, haha.
we don't get heady topper in CT. :cry: but i have my ways. hah... if you ever do want anything from out east, def let me know! i love trading.
Drinking this and REALLY enjoying it. Was opening some bottles the other night, letting my brother choose which ones and he said he didn't want to open this as he had it before and didn't think it was very good. Don't know if he had the non-bourbon barrel version or if the age (something like 1.5 to 2 years) has done this beer a lot of good, but I think it's a phenomenal imperial stout.
Beer before that (the other day) was this:
Not a very well known brewery and only available at their brewpub in Wisconsin, but they make a lot of great beer. This isn't my favorite (that likely goes to their Spetsnaz foreign stout, which I drank my bottle of a few weeks back), but it was definitely a very good beer. Pretty complex with lots of flavors I don't normally taste in a porter.
And a fridge shot.
Was taking this for something else and attempted to make it as impressive as possible. Don't normally keep QUITE that much in the fridge and don't normally have the magnum in there, either.
Oh, and those two bottom drawers contain almost 300oz of Stone Vertical Epics back to '06.
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12.86oz is FAR too small for such a beer. ;_;
Was a batch 007. Don't know what they're onto now, but god damn. So very tasty. Think I've caught the sour bug, too... which isn't necessarily a good thing, given the price of these beers (this thing runs like $14 a bottle, right?).
Damn, Pat... That is a fridge shot if I've ever seen one!
Finally got around to drinking this tonight:
It's very interesting. Lots of wine flavor. Think I like it . More carbonation than I usually like, but it works here.
Had this in KY when I was there this weekend. Pretty solid apa. Wanted to get more but time was limited.
It's really good. Just finished it while hanging out with the wife and dog in the back yard. I have a picky palate, but it's a keeper. Let me know what you think when you do open it.
As a total aside: After the Big Bad Baptist I went through Total Wine's fairly prodigious chocolate stout selection, and haven't had anything nearly as good. Even a $16 bottle of nastiness that I can't remember off of the top of my slightly buzzed head. The Baptist reminds me of my favorite Michel Cluizel chocolate bars. Yum yum.
Oh, and you should see my pathetic beer fridge right now. Had a big party for my radio show's 10 year anniversary last month, and my buddies at DC Brau were kind enough to donate a keg each of Penn Quarter Porter and Corruption IPA, so I got left with a lot of the crap the non beer dorks brought. I'm just hoping visitors drink all of the Heineken and such. That crap gives me a headache these days...
Nice. It was on tap at a local spot for like $3 a pint... such a good deal. Bottles were pretty cheap, too. When I bought my bottles of Baptist, I thought it was an ultra-rare brew, but then they apparently upped production. I've never actually had it out of a bottle, but have it on tap at least a half dozen times. Bought a few bottles and sent them off to people in trades. Happy to have a bottle of Release #2, though, as I feel like it's a beer that will really improve with age.
Next time I'm in Wisconsin, I'm going to really seek out Founder's and Three Floyds. I've had a little of both, but there's still so much more I want to try. Breakfast Stout being one of them.
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