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Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby altidude » Fri Dec 07, 2012 4:05 pm

Had my first bottle of Cuvee de Jacobins sour ale a couple weeks ago.

I'm almost through my first sixer.

I am in love.
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Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby Andymcp1 » Fri Dec 07, 2012 4:07 pm

Just had the Sam Adams barrel room collection New World Tripel. Pretty amazing

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Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby shredthegnar10 » Fri Dec 07, 2012 10:38 pm

I don't know if I've posted in this thread before, but my tastes have changed drastically since I moved to the northwest and now know what a properly-brewed IPA tastes like. I don't know if the altitude affects the hops, but I can't stand most IPA's from Colorado breweries. Call me a traitor if you want, but that's how it is :P So, some new favorites include:

The Immortal IPA (Elysian ... I've not had a beer I don't like from them)
Hop Czar (Bridgeport)
Total Domination (Ninkasi ... probably the hoppiest beer I've ever tasted and enjoyed)
Inversion IPA (Deschutes Brewery)

Of those, Hop Czar is probably my favorite :-D
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Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby TallGrass » Sat Dec 08, 2012 3:34 am

If you like IPAs, this is on the horizon from the local (to me) brewery:
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Coming in early 2013 http://instagram.com/p/S8Wu_gj3mZ/ though there's already a review of a test batch http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/423/87784

Then there's the collaboration with the local coffee biz a brief walk from the brewery due out in a few months: a coffee ale
https://twitter.com/Boulevard_Beer/status/274536104517046273/photo/1
https://twitter.com/Boulevard_Beer/status/276041215441526784/photo/1

One of the "limited release" smokestacks will be coming out soon too; the Rye on Rye which uses barrels from the makers of Templeton Rye Whiskey out of Iowa (some of you got a sample of this at the Fall Gathering).
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Their Double-Wide IPA (smokestack series; bombers and 4-packs) and Single Wide IPA (12oz) are available year-round.

Boulevard's Beer Finder for local (e.g. Colorado) retailers.
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Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby Bean » Wed Dec 19, 2012 5:02 pm

Brewery Rickoli gets 9 thumbs up. (by 44th & wads)

Arvada Beer (or brewing...whatever) gets 7 thumbs down.
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Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby Shawnee Bob » Wed Dec 19, 2012 11:13 pm

Recently had the pleasure of putting down a Great Divide Claymore Scotish Ale. Pretty great, and it's got me interested in trying more from this brewer.
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Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby lordhelmut » Thu Dec 20, 2012 12:25 am

I don't know if the altitude affects the hops, but I can't stand most IPA's from Colorado breweries. Call me a traitor if you want, but that's how it is


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Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby Prairie Native » Thu Dec 20, 2012 2:29 am

Has anyone tried boulevards chocolate ale? Boy. It sold out in a week. Also, be carefull with that rye on rye. A bottle of that will have you on the floor.
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Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby Prairie Native » Thu Dec 20, 2012 2:31 am

Fine. I admit it. I drank a bottle of rye on rye last year and ended up parallel with the ground instead of the normal perpendicular. Rough night.
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Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby kansas » Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:05 am

Prairie Native wrote:Has anyone tried boulevards chocolate ale? Boy. It sold out in a week. Also, be carefull with that rye on rye. A bottle of that will have you on the floor.



The '11 is good with a year of age on it.

The '12 is horrid, kinda like Voodoo Maple Bacon Donut, but worse. Maybe aging it will help but I will not be buying another, way overhyped IMO.
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Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby mtnfiend » Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:31 am

kansas wrote:....The '12 is horrid, kinda like Voodoo Maple Bacon Donut.


Blasphemy!! The maple bacon donut is the ultimate marriage between salt/sweet (especially later at night after the bars close)!
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Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby lordhelmut » Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:54 am

mtnfiend wrote:
kansas wrote:....The '12 is horrid, kinda like Voodoo Maple Bacon Donut.


Blasphemy!! The maple bacon donut is the ultimate marriage between salt/sweet (especially later at night after the bars close)!


I think he's talking about the beer. He better be talking about the beer!!!

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