Craft Beers

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    I have no idea what to look out for here in the States, but I'll be keeping my eyes open.

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    I have tried a lot of American beers, personally the best one I have came across is from Six Point Brewery in Brooklyn. I would highly recommend that!

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    Both six point and stone are amazing.

    One of my fav Christmas beers is Mad Elf by Treogs.
     
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    I'd give my left nut for a Stone IRS.
     
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    I'm fairly certain my local beer/wine/cigar shop has a bottle or two. He's been really decent in getting me the harder to find Stone, Rouge, Lefthand and Founders stuff I tend to enjoy. I'm taking a break from beer, and switching to Whisk(e)y and Bourbon starting New Years.

    Want me to see if he's got a bottle? I might be willing to get in on some trading :cool:

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    Having said Rare whist talking about Stone IRS...I had 5 bombers of it in my beer fridge at one time, lol. Two 2013's, and three 2014's. Was supposed to save them for special occasions, but I decided that drinking a quality brew was special enough :lol:
     
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    asher So Did We

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    They made one, at least at one point... and it was super damn good.
     
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    Let's start a beer trading club....


    Who's in?
     
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    I've recently been getting into some American craft beers, after many years of a bad impression from the famous lagers *cough budweiser *cough. The rouge American Amber ale has fairly surprised me.

    Has anyone tried anything from Brewmeister? If I am correct, I believe that they hold the record for the strongest beer, i think it's called "Snake venom" and it's at 70%
     
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    Yes, yes! A million times yes!
     
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    I'm currently hooked on the offerings by Emelisse and De Molen here in the Netherlands. Lots of smaller breweries popping up that serve good beers too. Unfortunately, with the current hipster crowd there's also an abundance of mediocre IPAs...
     
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    asher So Did We

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    Not exactly craft, but I think my current favorite beer I've ever had is the Schneider Adventitus Tap 6.
     
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    Basically ppl would swap beer of equal value that other ppl cant get. If everyone covers shipping their beer, we would all win.

    I have a really good selection of big bottles by my house. . I'll take pics/list what they have to get it started. . Then if someone spots something they like... Show your list and swap.

    Sound legit?
     
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    I've been homebrewing for four years after beer connoisseuring for well over a decade. Here's a little pic compilation I through together of my brewing. The two beers shown at the bottom are my "Most Triumphant Coconut Porter" and my "Bodacious Belgian Wit" - Bill & Ted themed names :D The one at the top left is my Pumpkin Ale (haven't named it yet but am thinking Unprecedented Pumpkin Ale?). Just got a kegerator a few months back too, way better than bottling.

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    Last craft beer I was recently drinking was Southern Tiers Warlock (Pumpkin Stout). Very good beer and nice change on the pumpkin ale theme since most are amber ale based.


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    Tomorrow you and I are having a conversation. :cool:
     
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    I'm in on beer trading. My local small beer shop is very good, and strangely enough, the two closest HyVee's (large-ish chain grocery store) have quality booze sections, with a dedicated staff and manager, who loves to get some snazzy shit in.

    I'll put together a list over the next couple of weeks. I'm willing to cover shipping on my side, so long as the other party of the trade does their part, of course.
     
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    Wow! I am not at all jealous!

    Btw, the Bill &Ted theme! ....ing love it!

    Home brewing or micro brewing is something I would love to get into!

    I might just start it when I have a mid life crisis, but that's not for a long time.

    How long did they both take to brew?
     
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    I'm gonna head over to my local Hop City in Atlanta and see if I can't find any hidden gems, hopefully a Stone IRS. I'll take down a list of any awesome brews I might find and attempt to get in on some trading.
     
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    The Coconut Porter was four weeks before going into the keg, the toasted Coconut went in for the last week. From there it's usually 2 weeks of set and forget carbing in the keg but I wanted it ready for Thanksgiving so I did what is called burst carbing so the keg was ready 4 days after kegging. The Wit is basically the same length of time. Brewing beer is quite easy actually. Perfecting it however is a lot more work.


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