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Finding a good NA beer that doesn`t taste like soap, especially from a craft beer company...very hard, very hard. NA Stouts are even harder to spot.

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48 minutes ago, RichMan said:

Finding a good NA beer that doesn`t taste like soap, especially from a craft beer company...very hard, very hard. NA Stouts are even harder to spot.

I can’t drink ANY alcohol at the moment, and this doesn’t taste like piss. The Amber is MUCH better. 

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Fall at last! That magical time of year where you get to see your team play meaningless - though worrisome - pre-season games (god, I hope Price was sucking on purpose, or ironically, or had a stunt double), and when almost any beer style works - especially Marzen! Pairs well with pork tenderloin - the marinade for which also contains beer! #BBQporn

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1 hour ago, Lucky Pucker said:

Fall at last! That magical time of year where you get to see your team play meaningless - though worrisome - pre-season games (god, I hope Price was sucking on purpose, or ironically, or had a stunt double), and when almost any beer style works - especially Marzen! Pairs well with pork tenderloin - the marinade for which also contains beer! #BBQporn

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I think a local goalies beer/BBQ gathering is in order for next summer :D 

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10 minutes ago, RichMan said:

I think a local goalies beer/BBQ gathering is in order for next summer :D 

Interesting idea. I like it. I was actually in your neck of the woods today with the kids: Pioneer trail in gatineau park. About 5 minutes in, saw a nice fresh pile of bear droppings. Wife and I quickly decided the adventure hike was over - lol!

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2 hours ago, Lucky Pucker said:

Interesting idea. I like it. I was actually in your neck of the woods today with the kids: Pioneer trail in gatineau park. About 5 minutes in, saw a nice fresh pile of bear droppings. Wife and I quickly decided the adventure hike was over - lol!

LOL, there's been a few sightings near the park entrance all week. On my bike or walk to work, I saw a bear or 2 on four separate days. Black bear, not too big, curious but still iffy about human presence. They're beautiful :)

As for the get together, here's the one that happened through the Canadian Goalies website gang (www.canadiangoalies.com), first year and second. I missed the 3rd one due to my work schedule at that time.

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Go to crack a Liquid Art Fest, another awesome brew from Collective Arts, when I suddenly notice the can; fer feck’s sake - Daveart is designing beer can labels now?!?!?

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On 8/29/2018 at 7:12 AM, Lucky Pucker said:

Missed this post (mid-August was a bad time).

Although I like to think I have pretty decent awareness of US beers - particularly from the northern states - I have not heard of any of these. I'm intrigued though; if you (did) end up trying any of them, let me know how they are!

My most recent "new" US beer was a few weeks back. A buddy's cousins came up from MA for a funeral, and brought some "Bright" by Tree House Brewery. That was damned incredible (if you like the NEIPA style).

Duuuuuuuuuuuude.  My best friends have kind of forced into this whole craft beer scene over the past few months.  I was never really into IPAs but they have grown on me quite a bit.  Tree house Brewing, in MA, makes some amazing beers if I do say so myself.  I've had quite a few of the beers from their lineup.  Bright, Julius, Haze, Green, and I have Alter Ego in my fridge waiting to be consumed.  Another really good brewery, also from MA, is Trilium Brewing.  Both brew some very top notch IPA.  Some other of my favorites are Juice Bomb IPA from Sloop Brewery which is just an hour north of NYC.  Long Island has a very big craft beer scene so its pretty sweet for anyone into that.  And no, I am not a hipster lol.

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15 hours ago, SaveByRichter35 said:

Duuuuuuuuuuuude.  My best friends have kind of forced into this whole craft beer scene over the past few months.  I was never really into IPAs but they have grown on me quite a bit.  Tree house Brewing, in MA, makes some amazing beers if I do say so myself.  I've had quite a few of the beers from their lineup.  Bright, Julius, Haze, Green, and I have Alter Ego in my fridge waiting to be consumed.  Another really good brewery, also from MA, is Trilium Brewing.  Both brew some very top notch IPA.  Some other of my favorites are Juice Bomb IPA from Sloop Brewery which is just an hour north of NYC.  Long Island has a very big craft beer scene so its pretty sweet for anyone into that.  And no, I am not a hipster lol.

Welcome to AWESOME! Seriously though, I get that some people didn't love IPAs before; it used to be about brewers out-bittering each other, and jacking up the IBUs. Now the style - at least in the New England sub-genre - is about having something that actually tastes really good, does NOT necessarily punch you in the tongue with bitterness, and is sometimes reminiscent of juice!

Was lucky enough to try the Julius from Treehouse since my last post. I'll have to look up some of the other ones you mention though.

I'm no hipster either, as proven by my clean-shavedness, and the fact that I spend more on beer than I do on beard oil and ironic t-shirts.

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13 minutes ago, Lucky Pucker said:

Welcome to AWESOME! Seriously though, I get that some people didn't love IPAs before; it used to be about brewers out-bittering each other, and jacking up the IBUs. Now the style - at least in the New England sub-genre - is about having something that actually tastes really good, does NOT necessarily punch you in the tongue with bitterness, and is sometimes reminiscent of juice!

Was lucky enough to try the Julius from Treehouse since my last post. I'll have to look up some of the other ones you mention though.

I'm no hipster either, as proven by my clean-shavedness, and the fact that I spend more on beer than I do on beard oil and ironic t-shirts.

Haha I wasn't pointing my hipster comment towards you.  Just poking fun at what the conversation that took place a few months ago when this thread was last active.  Julius is really good.  I drank that Alter Ego last night, was also delish.  My local bev posted that they picked up a small stock of Heady Topper.  Its supposed to be one of the best IPAs in the country right now.  I'm gonna shoot over there after work and get a can or two.

https://vinepair.com/articles/12-things-need-know-heady-topper/

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I like the beer that comes out of smaller breweries but I have never gotten caught up in the culture or really cared about brands/names. 

I like what tastes good, gets me drunk and adds to the waistline.

Though, you guys ever tried those flavoured beers? Jalepeno, chocolate stouts, rattlers, etc. I like rattlers, great golf beers, but the rest are just weird.

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1 minute ago, SaveByRichter35 said:

Haha I wasn't pointing my hipster comment towards you.  Just poking fun at what the conversation that took place a few months ago when this thread was last active.  Julius is really good.  I drank that Alter Ego last night, was also delish.  My local bev posted that they picked up a small stock of Heady Topper.  Its supposed to be one of the best IPAs in the country right now.  I'm gonna shoot over there after work and get a can or two.

Oh, I remember the hipster convos - I definitely poured some (beard) oil on that fire! LOL!

So Heady Topper kinda kicked off the whole NEIPA thing several years ago. It is pretty frickin good - and you HAVE to try it if you can get some. But that being said, I never personally thought of it as "the best IPA I've ever had". I love Sip of Sunshine by Lawson's Finest Liquids - another must try if ever you get the chance! Same for Cloud Drop, by Upper Pass.

BTW, the custom-built Alchemist brewery is really something to visit. Basically, you take a road, until it turns into a dirt road, turn left at the third farm, turn right at the cow, and out of nowhere you see this huge modern building in the middle of farm fields - LOL!

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4 minutes ago, Lucky Pucker said:

Oh, I remember the hipster convos - I definitely poured some (beard) oil on that fire! LOL!

So Heady Topper kinda kicked off the whole NEIPA thing several years ago. It is pretty frickin good - and you HAVE to try it if you can get some. But that being said, I never personally thought of it as "the best IPA I've ever had". I love Sip of Sunshine by Lawson's Finest Liquids - another must try if ever you get the chance! Same for Cloud Drop, by Upper Pass.

BTW, the custom-built Alchemist brewery is really something to visit. Basically, you take a road, until it turns into a dirt road, turn left at the third farm, turn right at the cow, and out of nowhere you see this huge modern building in the middle of farm fields - LOL!

i have every intention of getting a few today on my way home from work haha.  I don't know anything about this stuff to be honest.  My local Bev is constantly posting pictures of all these rare beers that are supposed to be really good.  This is just one that I remember hearing about.

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8 minutes ago, coopaloop1234 said:

I like the beer that comes out of smaller breweries but I have never gotten caught up in the culture or really cared about brands/names. 

I like what tastes good, gets me drunk and adds to the waistline.

Though, you guys ever tried those flavoured beers? Jalepeno, chocolate stouts, rattlers, etc. I like rattlers, great golf beers, but the rest are just weird.

This. Exactly this. What's the feckin point otherwise?

Chocolate stouts can be pretty good - it's not like drinking a chocolate bar or anything. I've got one from Flying Monkeys Brewery that i'll probably crack with my wife on New Year's eve. Come to think of it, I've tried a lot fo flavoured beers - but I draw the line at hot pepper/Jalepeno stuff. I'm afraid it will just numb whatever other flavours are going on there.

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14 minutes ago, coopaloop1234 said:

I like the beer that comes out of smaller breweries but I have never gotten caught up in the culture or really cared about brands/names. 

I like what tastes good, gets me drunk and adds to the waistline.

Though, you guys ever tried those flavoured beers? Jalepeno, chocolate stouts, rattlers, etc. I like rattlers, great golf beers, but the rest are just weird.

What is a rattler?  There are a lot of local breweries that make flavored beers.  One of the places by my job made a chocolate coconut porter that was good.  I just bought a brown sugar cinnamon and vanilla stout the other day that I haven't gotten to yet.  I had a tiramisu/coffee ale from a brewery up in The Bronx that was pretty tasty as well.

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Just now, SaveByRichter35 said:

What is a rattler?  There are a lot of local breweries that make flavored beers.  One of the places by my job made a chocolate coconut porter that was good.  I just bought a brown sugar cinnamon and vanilla stout the other day that I haven't gotten to yet.  

A Radler is a mix of a lighter beer (usually a lager) with juice (usually grapefruit). The story goes that some cyclists came up with it in Europe when they wanted a drink that wouldn't get them drunk, but still refresh.

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18 minutes ago, Lucky Pucker said:

This. Exactly this. What's the feckin point otherwise?

Chocolate stouts can be pretty good - it's not like drinking a chocolate bar or anything. I've got one from Flying Monkeys Brewery that i'll probably crack with my wife on New Year's eve. Come to think of it, I've tried a lot fo flavoured beers - but I draw the line at hot pepper/Jalepeno stuff. I'm afraid it will just numb whatever other flavours are going on there.

Nah, Chocolate stouts are ass, so are the jalapeno beers. It just feels like an unnecessary flavour mixture.

20 minutes ago, SaveByRichter35 said:

What is a rattler? 

What lucky said. They're excellent for day drinking, golf, the beach, etc. Anywhere outside and in the sun is where they're ideal.

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I am 7 years under age to have beer in the USA 😐

But that doesn't mean anything. Sours are nice.

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1 minute ago, ThatCarGuy said:

I am 7 years under age to have beer in the USA 😐

But that doesn't mean anything. Sours are nice.

I am also digging sours -and my wife loves them too, so she has been buying some pretty nice special bottles lately!

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13 minutes ago, ThatCarGuy said:

I am 7 years under age to have beer in the USA 😐

But that doesn't mean anything. Sours are nice.

lol, I like fruity drinks too when I was 14. :giggle:

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4 minutes ago, coopaloop1234 said:

lol, I like fruity drinks too when I was 14. :giggle:

Remember, you didn't hear that from me.

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