JCC The Official Craft Beer/Microbrew Beer Thread

Discussion in 'Community' started by WookatMe, Feb 26, 2011.

  1. WookatMe Jedi Grand Master

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    Has anybody tried anything from Lazy Magnolia? I believe they are based out of Louisiana. They are going to start being distributed in Florida and my bar is holding a release party Monday with a few of their beers on tap and giving away swag. I know they have a Honey Pecan Nut Ale and a Sweet Potato Beer. Both of these sound delicious. Just wondering if anybody had any opinions on it.
  2. Healer_Leona Manager Emeritus

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    Those sound like ones I like to try.
  3. Riven_JTAC Jedi Grand Master

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    Definitely would want to try that. I'd have to think that's available around here.
  4. WookatMe Jedi Grand Master

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    I am prepping for a Cheese and Beer tasting party the wife and are throwing in a couple of weeks.

    As of now this is the lineup:

    Extra Sharp Cheddar with St. Louis Geuze Fond Tradition ( I figured I would start off light with a cheese most people have had before, and this Geuze is amazing if you have not had it yet)

    Humboldt Fog with La Chouffe (most likely, this may change)

    A smoked gouda from Holland with Great Divide Baltic Smoked Porter

    Gourmandise with walnuts with Banana Bread Beer

    And for desert 60% Dark Chocolate with Bells Consecrator Dopplebock.


    Thoughts? Suggestions?
  5. Krusty_the_Clone Jedi Master

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    I have drank Lazy Magnolia southern pecan. It was pretty good. I think they are based in Mississippi though.

    Today I helped a friend of mine brew a Darth Vader Black IPA. I'm pretty sure it's gonna be tasty. I'll give a lengthy review when it is ready to drink.
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  6. tom Chosen One

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    really enjoying the nectar ipa lately. anyone else discover any new beers?
  7. Ramza JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

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    Not really "new" but I've found that mixing Arrogant Bastard and Maker's Mark bourbon creates a really, really good taste combination.

    Oh, and I guess I tried a new Dundee seasonal pack. It was exceptionally meh, just like the last one I tried.
  8. Ostrich_Stapler Force Ghost

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    Just discovered that the Trader Joe's near my house carries Sam Smith Oatmeal Stout, my favorite English beer.



    Unfortunately they want upwards of $3 for a half-liter. :_|
  9. xblackout Force Ghost

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    I've tried so many different beers over the last few months, but two that have really stood out are Founder's Breakfast Stout & Bell's Double Cream Stout. Oh, & the Peanut Butter Cup Coffee Porter from Willoughby Brewing Company. That's my absolute favorite.
  10. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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    I haven't branched out recently, but I should. Last few craft/micro's that I've had have been Great Lake's Edmond Fitzgerald's. I love it.
  11. New_York_Jedi Force Ghost

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    That sounds delicious, if expensive.
  12. xblackout Force Ghost

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    That's one of my favorite easy to find beers. I've also become really fond of GL's Eliot Ness recently.
  13. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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    I'll have to look for the Eliot Ness around here. Sounds good at Beer Advocate.
  14. WookatMe Jedi Grand Master

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    The beer thread is back! I will post some of the highlights from my adventures in beering when I get home later tonight. Until then please share some of your discoveries. It's good toia be back!
  15. Strilo Manager Emeritus

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    I just discovered that a local Jewish Deli has Anderson Valley Amber on draft, as well as Belgian Stout from a Hood River brewery called Pfriem, who I am hearing tons of buzz about. Their Wit was amazing. I am gonna try to get there this weekend and sample those beers.
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  16. -G-O-A-T- Force Ghost

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    I've had a few american saisons recently, specifically Just Beer's Craison, Ommegeng's Hennepin and Ithaca's Ground Break. it's kinda been my first foray into the style.
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  17. Strilo Manager Emeritus

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    Ommegang is fantastic. I just had a good pair of Saisons at a tasting for Boulevard. I love the style a lot.
  18. -G-O-A-T- Force Ghost

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    now that you say that Strilo, I have had boulevard's tank 7 once on draft. I really like ommegang's stuff, especially rare vos, bpa and three philospohers.
  19. Healer_Leona Manager Emeritus

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    Thanks to the perseverence of WookatMe I've gone from 'Beer yuck to Stout yum!

    Tonight it is a Left Hand Imperial Stout. Love the heavy, thick taste of a stout. This one is superb.
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  20. Obi-Zahn Kenobi Chosen One

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    We have this in common. I cannot stand hops either.
  21. WookatMe Jedi Grand Master

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    I am just getting home from a long day of work and dinner. But I am going to try and recall some of the better beers I have had tomorrow at work. Maybe post woke updates if my phone cooperates. If not, when I get home.
    I am going to Cigar City next month for Hunahpu release, their signature stout. Very limited release. I am sure to try some awesome one offset as well.
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  22. WookatMe Jedi Grand Master

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    Just got done with a grueling 36 hours of work in 3 days. I am about to have some Shipyard Applehead. Has anybody else tried it? It is pretty similar to their Pumpkinhead. A great session beer.
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  23. tom Chosen One

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    oh man, i have a half an hour left of work before a three day weekend. i think i'll definitely splurge and try something fancy. i had this the other day. it was fantastic.

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  24. WookatMe Jedi Grand Master

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    I am not an IPA fan though I can appreciate a well made one. Let us know what you decide on. Maybe get a nice bomber!
  25. tom Chosen One

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    yes, that is the plan. there is one great beer store here that has many i still have yet to try.