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Re: Boglehead Beer

Post by Hayden » Thu Oct 27, 2016 10:16 am

Just had Firestone Walker Velvet Merlin. Wonderful oatmeal stout!

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Re: Boglehead Beer

Post by roymeo » Thu Oct 27, 2016 4:10 pm

Hayden wrote:Just had Firestone Walker Velvet Merlin. Wonderful oatmeal stout!
originally Velvet Merkin, but the board which approves labels wouldn't approve the name.

http://www.firestonebeer.com/beers/prod ... vet-merkin
http://www.firestonebeer.com/beers/prod ... and-winter
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Re: Boglehead Beer

Post by XtremeSki2001 » Tue Nov 08, 2016 12:13 pm

Finally got into my stash to celebrate the birth of my daughter ... and did it the right way. Enjoyed a Dogfish Head 120 Minute (Double IPA) bottled on July 22, 2015, just like I have with my two boys. Also enjoyed a 2015 Trappist Westvleteren 12 (XII) (Belgian Quad). Each were delicious.

Would love to try a Velvet Merkin.
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Re: Boglehead Beer

Post by stilts1007 » Thu Nov 10, 2016 2:04 pm

roymeo wrote:
Hayden wrote:Just had Firestone Walker Velvet Merlin. Wonderful oatmeal stout!
originally Velvet Merkin, but the board which approves labels wouldn't approve the name.

http://www.firestonebeer.com/beers/prod ... vet-merkin
http://www.firestonebeer.com/beers/prod ... and-winter
They do release "Velvet Merkin" in limited quantities in 22oz bombers once a year, it is a barrel-aged version of Velvet Merlin and quite delicious. Definitely worth checking out if you like big boozy stouts. I had my 2016 bottle last night as a matter of fact.
Cheers!

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Re: Boglehead Beer

Post by JDDS » Thu Nov 10, 2016 10:23 pm

stilts1007 wrote:
roymeo wrote:
Hayden wrote:Just had Firestone Walker Velvet Merlin. Wonderful oatmeal stout!
originally Velvet Merkin, but the board which approves labels wouldn't approve the name.

http://www.firestonebeer.com/beers/prod ... vet-merkin
http://www.firestonebeer.com/beers/prod ... and-winter
They do release "Velvet Merkin" in limited quantities in 22oz bombers once a year, it is a barrel-aged version of Velvet Merlin and quite delicious. Definitely worth checking out if you like big boozy stouts. I had my 2016 bottle last night as a matter of fact.
Cheers!
I was lucky enough to be within the distribution footprint when this dropped. I bought two bottles, and I had the first on Tuesday night. It was quite tasty; I would buy again, but it's too much $ to buy a bunch of them. This was my first Firestone Walker barrel aged beer--I've heard great things.

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Re: Boglehead Beer

Post by westcoast » Thu Nov 10, 2016 11:52 pm

Crux half hitch Double IPA by Crux Fermentation Project. Very smooth with excellent hop flavor and low bitterness.

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Re: Boglehead Beer

Post by BruDude » Fri Nov 11, 2016 12:03 am

JDDS wrote:
stilts1007 wrote:
roymeo wrote:
Hayden wrote:Just had Firestone Walker Velvet Merlin. Wonderful oatmeal stout!
originally Velvet Merkin, but the board which approves labels wouldn't approve the name.

http://www.firestonebeer.com/beers/prod ... vet-merkin
http://www.firestonebeer.com/beers/prod ... and-winter
They do release "Velvet Merkin" in limited quantities in 22oz bombers once a year, it is a barrel-aged version of Velvet Merlin and quite delicious. Definitely worth checking out if you like big boozy stouts. I had my 2016 bottle last night as a matter of fact.
Cheers!
I was lucky enough to be within the distribution footprint when this dropped. I bought two bottles, and I had the first on Tuesday night. It was quite tasty; I would buy again, but it's too much $ to buy a bunch of them. This was my first Firestone Walker barrel aged beer--I've heard great things.
Just wait until you try Parabola or the anniversary beers...

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Re: Boglehead Beer

Post by BruDude » Fri Nov 11, 2016 12:03 am

JDDS wrote:
stilts1007 wrote:
roymeo wrote:
Hayden wrote:Just had Firestone Walker Velvet Merlin. Wonderful oatmeal stout!
originally Velvet Merkin, but the board which approves labels wouldn't approve the name.

http://www.firestonebeer.com/beers/prod ... vet-merkin
http://www.firestonebeer.com/beers/prod ... and-winter
They do release "Velvet Merkin" in limited quantities in 22oz bombers once a year, it is a barrel-aged version of Velvet Merlin and quite delicious. Definitely worth checking out if you like big boozy stouts. I had my 2016 bottle last night as a matter of fact.
Cheers!
I was lucky enough to be within the distribution footprint when this dropped. I bought two bottles, and I had the first on Tuesday night. It was quite tasty; I would buy again, but it's too much $ to buy a bunch of them. This was my first Firestone Walker barrel aged beer--I've heard great things.
Just wait until you try Parabola or the anniversary beers...

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Re: Boglehead Beer

Post by larklea » Sun Nov 13, 2016 8:01 am

Whatever hoppy beer Costco has in stock, usually around $22 a case. Last trip it was Sierra Nevada. Trip before that it was Karbach. Love craft beer, but I refuse to pay more than $7 a six pack. When I lived in the Midwest, I could get Boulevard Pale Ale at a reasonable price. If you're in the Houston area and you can find it, try the Back Pew Brewing Hopostle or Ninth Circle Black IPA. They'll put hair on your chest.

Back when I home brewed, I could make a 5 gallon, all grain batch for under $40. That's nine six packs and it's a ton of fun.

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Re: Boglehead Beer

Post by Candor » Sun Nov 13, 2016 9:19 pm

Legend Brown Ale. A local brewery in Richmond, VA and I've yet to find a beer that I like more although I've certainly put in a lot of effort to that end.

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Re: Boglehead Beer

Post by BruDude » Sun Nov 13, 2016 10:22 pm

Had a Bruery Tart of Darkness and Founders Backwoods Bastard last night. Both A+

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Re: Boglehead Beer

Post by JDDS » Sun Nov 13, 2016 10:35 pm

BruDude wrote:
JDDS wrote:
stilts1007 wrote:
roymeo wrote:
Hayden wrote:Just had Firestone Walker Velvet Merlin. Wonderful oatmeal stout!
originally Velvet Merkin, but the board which approves labels wouldn't approve the name.

http://www.firestonebeer.com/beers/prod ... vet-merkin
http://www.firestonebeer.com/beers/prod ... and-winter
They do release "Velvet Merkin" in limited quantities in 22oz bombers once a year, it is a barrel-aged version of Velvet Merlin and quite delicious. Definitely worth checking out if you like big boozy stouts. I had my 2016 bottle last night as a matter of fact.
Cheers!
I was lucky enough to be within the distribution footprint when this dropped. I bought two bottles, and I had the first on Tuesday night. It was quite tasty; I would buy again, but it's too much $ to buy a bunch of them. This was my first Firestone Walker barrel aged beer--I've heard great things.
Just wait until you try Parabola or the anniversary beers...
I've always wanted to try Parabola, and I got a similar tip[ about the anniversary ones just the other day. Unfortunately my home doesn't get any, I'll have to talk a friend (who doesn't like beer) into getting me some of the others.

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Re: Boglehead Beer

Post by XtremeSki2001 » Thu Dec 15, 2016 9:01 am

Finally, FINALLY managed to get my hands on a 4-pack of Heady Topper today. A colleague of mine, coming back from Vermont, was nice enough to grab me some. Really looking forward to trying it ...
BruDude wrote:Had a Bruery Tart of Darkness and Founders Backwoods Bastard last night. Both A+
Backwoods Bastard was a pretty intense beer. Would buy again, but I couldn't handle more than one. That said, Scotch Ale's aren't one of my favorites ... I like the bourbon-aged more so when it's an imperial stout.
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Re: Boglehead Beer

Post by batpot » Fri Dec 16, 2016 11:09 am

BruDude wrote:Had a Bruery Tart of Darkness and Founders Backwoods Bastard last night. Both A+
Have you any Cascade sours?
They are phenomenal. We always have a few whenever we go to Portland, and often bring some bottles home.

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Re: Boglehead Beer

Post by BruDude » Fri Dec 16, 2016 11:34 am

batpot wrote:
BruDude wrote:Had a Bruery Tart of Darkness and Founders Backwoods Bastard last night. Both A+
Have you any Cascade sours?
They are phenomenal. We always have a few whenever we go to Portland, and often bring some bottles home.
Yes, they're very good, but way too expensive for bottles. Lot of good sours out there for less than $25-30/bottle.

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Re: Boglehead Beer

Post by batpot » Fri Dec 16, 2016 11:44 am

BruDude wrote:Yes, they're very good, but way too expensive for bottles. Lot of good sours out there for less than $25-30/bottle.
Even in Seattle, they are rarely more than $25/bottle. They're about the same price as bottles from The Bruery.

But we were down at the Stone Brewery in San Diego a few months ago, and they had a Cascade on their bottle list for $60. :shock:

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Re: Boglehead Beer

Post by BruDude » Fri Dec 16, 2016 11:50 am

batpot wrote:
BruDude wrote:Yes, they're very good, but way too expensive for bottles. Lot of good sours out there for less than $25-30/bottle.
Even in Seattle, they are rarely more than $25/bottle. They're about the same price as bottles from The Bruery.

But we were down at the Stone Brewery in San Diego a few months ago, and they had a Cascade on their bottle list for $60. :shock:
They're all $25.99-49.99 here. Most are around $30

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Re: Boglehead Beer

Post by letsgobobby » Fri Dec 16, 2016 2:04 pm

BruDude wrote:
batpot wrote:
BruDude wrote:Had a Bruery Tart of Darkness and Founders Backwoods Bastard last night. Both A+
Have you any Cascade sours?
They are phenomenal. We always have a few whenever we go to Portland, and often bring some bottles home.
Yes, they're very good, but way too expensive for bottles. Lot of good sours out there for less than $25-30/bottle.
tasters are $1.50-$2 at the brewery. one or two is enough for me but they are great.

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Re: Boglehead Beer

Post by millennialfalcon » Fri Dec 16, 2016 2:15 pm

larklea wrote:Whatever hoppy beer Costco has in stock, usually around $22 a case. Last trip it was Sierra Nevada. Trip before that it was Karbach. Love craft beer, but I refuse to pay more than $7 a six pack. When I lived in the Midwest, I could get Boulevard Pale Ale at a reasonable price. If you're in the Houston area and you can find it, try the Back Pew Brewing Hopostle or Ninth Circle Black IPA. They'll put hair on your chest.

Back when I home brewed, I could make a 5 gallon, all grain batch for under $40. That's nine six packs and it's a ton of fun.
Thanks for the tip on the Hopostle. I am in the Houston area, and I will look for it.

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Re: Boglehead Beer

Post by sid hartha » Fri Dec 16, 2016 2:32 pm

How have I missed this thread!

Near me there are many many 12 packs for about $12-$15. I like german styles and bought a 12 pk of hacker pschorr oktoberfest. I also like British style Ales and so have a 12 of Cisco Whale's Tale at home as well. both $12 for a 12 pk. Six packs are normally $10 so this is a no brainer.

In the summer radeberger pilsner is also a cheap option for me.

I splurge and buy six packs for $10 all the time. You only live once! And there are many local places making good beers.

But when I splurge big, I like Belgian styles. My favorite now is the Sixth Glass Quad by Boulevard. But is $10 for a 4 pk, I guess compared to St. Bernardus or something like that it's a bargain.

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Re: Boglehead Beer

Post by gd » Sat Dec 17, 2016 8:17 am

Recently was amazed to discover an area big-box liquour store sold Koestritzer (a.k.a. Kostritzer with umlaut over the o), german black beer. An uncommon style even there, mild and smooth. The brand has expanded in the last 5 years, I think, becoming more common in Bavaria and apparently now here. A bit pricey by my standards (almost $8/6), but cheaper than a flight to Germany. Saranac had a black beer that was comparable, but hard to find around me except for part of Christmas-season "trail mix" specials.

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Re: Boglehead Beer

Post by JDDS » Tue Dec 27, 2016 12:53 am

JDDS wrote:
BruDude wrote:
JDDS wrote:
stilts1007 wrote:
roymeo wrote:
originally Velvet Merkin, but the board which approves labels wouldn't approve the name.

http://www.firestonebeer.com/beers/prod ... vet-merkin
http://www.firestonebeer.com/beers/prod ... and-winter
They do release "Velvet Merkin" in limited quantities in 22oz bombers once a year, it is a barrel-aged version of Velvet Merlin and quite delicious. Definitely worth checking out if you like big boozy stouts. I had my 2016 bottle last night as a matter of fact.
Cheers!
I was lucky enough to be within the distribution footprint when this dropped. I bought two bottles, and I had the first on Tuesday night. It was quite tasty; I would buy again, but it's too much $ to buy a bunch of them. This was my first Firestone Walker barrel aged beer--I've heard great things.
Just wait until you try Parabola or the anniversary beers...
I've always wanted to try Parabola, and I got a similar tip[ about the anniversary ones just the other day. Unfortunately my home doesn't get any, I'll have to talk a friend (who doesn't like beer) into getting me some of the others.
As part of the holiday season I had to travel about 45 minutes from home. There's a great store right near my destination, and lucky me, I found just one bottle of Firestone Walker 20th anniversary on the shelf! I have not had it yet...

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Re: Boglehead Beer

Post by Hayden » Tue Dec 27, 2016 1:00 pm

Just tried Prairie Bomb. Boy is that good! Super creamy with a slightly peppery finish.

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Re: Boglehead Beer

Post by dsmil » Wed Dec 28, 2016 10:40 am

The holiday time is always my favorite for beer.

My current fridge lineup:

Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale (nothing represents the holidays more than this for me)
Founders Breakfast Stout (also an every-year purchase at this time)
Founders Backwoods Bastard (first time trying and it's very good, although I'll resort back to Founders Dirty Bastard for a scotch ale at a better price)

Coming soon....Troegs Nugget Nectar!

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Re: Boglehead Beer

Post by health teacher » Wed Dec 28, 2016 8:16 pm

I currently have Great Lakes BC- Ohio City Oatmeal Stout on tap. It's good, but it's no Founders Breakfast Stout. I'm not dissatisfied with the choice, but it doesn't blow me away. I guess it's pretty tough to drink 2 cases of a particular beer and be blown away every time.

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Re: Boglehead Beer

Post by JDDS » Thu Dec 29, 2016 1:26 am

Hayden wrote:Just tried Prairie Bomb. Boy is that good! Super creamy with a slightly peppery finish.
+1, I have had this 3 times and liked each time! I wish the availability was better and the price cheaper.
dsmil wrote:The holiday time is always my favorite for beer.

My current fridge lineup:

Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale (nothing represents the holidays more than this for me)
Founders Breakfast Stout (also an every-year purchase at this time)
Founders Backwoods Bastard (first time trying and it's very good, although I'll resort back to Founders Dirty Bastard for a scotch ale at a better price)

Coming soon....Troegs Nugget Nectar!
I have both of those Founders beers in my fridge right now, though the stout is much more my favorite. I've had two Troegs but not that one.

My fridge also has Stone Xocoveza, some Schlafly stouts and a few other things which I'd like to move along (beers for taking to NYE).

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Re: Boglehead Beer

Post by rockonhumblepie » Thu Dec 29, 2016 1:35 am

Garage beer is Bud Lite Lime when on sale or Kokanee.
In the house is New Castle Brown( it'll sure smack ya' down) or one of many NW craft brews(yes on sale). :sharebeer

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Re: Boglehead Beer

Post by usnaron » Thu Dec 29, 2016 3:47 pm

In San Diego you can get a 24-pack of Stone IPA for about $27 at COSTCO....best deal around.

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Re: Boglehead Beer

Post by dsmil » Thu Dec 29, 2016 9:59 pm

JDDS wrote: I've had two Troegs but not that one.
If Troegs distributes to your area than I highly recommend you trying it. It's their signature beer and will start showing up throughout January.

https://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/694/15881/

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Re: Boglehead Beer

Post by TylerS7 » Thu Dec 29, 2016 11:04 pm

Relatively new to bogleheads. First time seeing this topic pop up so I thought I would join in. I have some Todd The Axe Man (by Surly) in my fridge for me. And some Odell Loose Leaf Session Ale for everyone else. Buffalo Trace on the bar if I want to sip a whiskey.

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Re: Boglehead Beer

Post by packet » Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:56 pm

Dogfish Head, World Wide Stout.

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Re: Boglehead Beer

Post by bearcub » Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:02 pm

Shnei :sharebeer derweis Wheat Duppolbock Tap 6

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Re: Boglehead Beer

Post by gvsucavie03 » Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:56 pm

Had some Sam Adams Cold Snap last night... very tasty.

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Re: Boglehead Beer

Post by gator15 » Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:05 pm

just got a bottle of Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA. Looked for this beer for a couple of years and finally ran across a bottle. Think I will open next weekend. I can't open now. I'm hopped on cold medicine now.

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Re: Boglehead Beer

Post by TallBoy29er » Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:08 pm

Garage beers are Yuengling and Blue Moon.

For the inside fridge, I traipse through a lot of craft beers. All over the map, depending on what I'm feeling like (Scotch ales recently).

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Re: Boglehead Beer

Post by rosylenm » Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:31 pm

Lagunitas’ Aunt Sally is a refreshing sour beer, but not very Boglehead-y at $14 for a six-pack.

Miller Lite when money is tight.

Homebrewing is best because you can make whatever you want, but it is not cost effective if you take your time to make it into account unless you do several batches at once. My max is four five-gallon batches in one day. And even then, I don’t think I break even (time plus cost of supplies).

Mead is looking more and more appealing these days. Less time to make, same reward.

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Re: Boglehead Beer

Post by lazydavid » Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:42 am

foreverihope wrote:
Wed Oct 19, 2016 9:07 am
for the most affordable(cheap) american made and owned beer Costco lost the title about 2 months ago, the kirkland light got discontinued it was 23.49 for a 2 case box.As of now it looks like any of the three Trader Joe's beers wins the title of low cost, with the simple times lager getting better reviews than the simple times pilsner or the name tag lager at 15.96 per case.Yuengling at 18.99 at total or Costco seems like a better cheap beer for 3 bucks more per case for me,ymmv.
Kirkland light is literally the worst beer I've ever tasted. It's so sweet, it's like highly carbonated kool-aid with a hint of (awful) beer flavor. One of my employees bought a case a few years back, and gave a can to everyone on the team to try. Nobody could make it even halfway through. He wound up throwing 40+ cans away.

That said, you're in luck, because the revolting swill was back in stock when I was at Costco over the weekend.

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Re: Boglehead Beer

Post by Broken Man 1999 » Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:21 am

Once the Anheuser Busch family sold out, we started drinking Yuengling.

Over the years we made lots of trips to the brewery at Busch Gardens, until it was closed. Still drank a lot of free beer while Busch still owned Busch Gardens. Now we have to buy it! :(

We are nearby Tampa, where the other Yuengling brewery is located.

My children are all over craft beers. I like some, but not the weird flavored ones. I guess having been raised to drinking age prior to the craft beer craze, I will never be a great fan, but I still keep trying them when it's convenient.

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Re: Boglehead Beer

Post by House Blend » Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:53 am

TallBoy29er wrote:
Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:08 pm
For the inside fridge, I traipse through a lot of craft beers. All over the map, depending on what I'm feeling like (Scotch ales recently).
Last Fall, I lucked into a 4 pack of Founder's Backwoods Bastard (a Bourbon Barrel aged version of their Dirty Bastard Scotch ale). I'm trying to age it but having trouble with discipline. Down to two bottles.

I guess I flunked the two marshmallow test.

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Re: Boglehead Beer

Post by Glockenspiel » Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:14 am

TylerS7 wrote:
Thu Dec 29, 2016 11:04 pm
Relatively new to bogleheads. First time seeing this topic pop up so I thought I would join in. I have some Todd The Axe Man (by Surly) in my fridge for me. And some Odell Loose Leaf Session Ale for everyone else. Buffalo Trace on the bar if I want to sip a whiskey.
This man knows what he's talking about. Todd The Axe Man is one of the best beers I've ever had. I'm not entirely sure how wide the distribution is, but if you ever have the chance to try it, you must.

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Re: Boglehead Beer

Post by bearcub » Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:14 am

In December my favorite craft ale pub had the rare Founders CBS on tap. Maple,coffee, chocolate notes. Excellent. However at 11.7 ABV. only had a small glass of it. Thank you God.

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Re: Boglehead Beer

Post by lazydavid » Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:16 am

House Blend wrote:
Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:53 am
TallBoy29er wrote:
Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:08 pm
For the inside fridge, I traipse through a lot of craft beers. All over the map, depending on what I'm feeling like (Scotch ales recently).
Last Fall, I lucked into a 4 pack of Founder's Backwoods Bastard (a Bourbon Barrel aged version of their Dirty Bastard Scotch ale). I'm trying to age it but having trouble with discipline. Down to two bottles.

I guess I flunked the two marshmallow test.
The solution, of course, is to buy more (as in additional) interesting beer to distract yourself from it. I'm cellaring a vertical of Trader Joe's Holiday ale (made by Unibroue), and just make sure to keep a nice variety of beers in the fridge (and on draft). This year I've dipped my toes into homebrewing using a PicoBrew, and that has made it even easier to ignore those and the 2015/2016/2017 Bourbon County Stout.

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Re: Boglehead Beer

Post by BogleBoogie » Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:59 am

There is no room in life for cheap beer. Find the beer that you enjoy that is the best value and go that way. I've noticed the local stores rotate what is on sale. So the same 12 back fluctuates from $11.99 to $15.99. When it is on the lower side I grab a few. I never pay full price.

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Re: Boglehead Beer

Post by protagonist » Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:30 am

Between our city of 28000 and the neighboring town of 12000, there are at least 7 local breweries that also have brewpubs. That amounts to a brewpub for every 5700 residents (men, women and children). There are several more in the surrounding towns. The local brews are always the best and freshest and it's nice to support the local economy and arts community (something the brewpubs are very good about doing). So I rarely buy beers that are available nationally.

I would recommend that everybody do the same if you have access to local beers.

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Re: Boglehead Beer

Post by mattyfu1 » Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:42 am

BogleBoogie wrote:
Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:59 am
There is no room in life for cheap beer. Find the beer that you enjoy that is the best value and go that way. I've noticed the local stores rotate what is on sale. So the same 12 back fluctuates from $11.99 to $15.99. When it is on the lower side I grab a few. I never pay full price.
+1

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Post by mattyfu1 » Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:43 am

HEADY TOPPER - The Alchemist - Stowe Vermont
Best beer you will ever drink.
Very hard to get

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Re: Boglehead Beer

Post by MortgageOnBlack » Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:51 am

I'm easy and cheap.... year-round, Budlight Lime is my canned/bottle beer of choice. Since it's impossible to find on tap when I'm out anymore, I enjoy a budlight draft with many limes.

Although not a "true beer", my occasional summer drink is Angry Orchard (very refreshing). :beer

my palate is not as extensive as some.

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Re: Boglehead Beer

Post by Nestegg_User » Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:16 pm

protagonist wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:30 am
Between our city of 28000 and the neighboring town of 12000, there are at least 7 local breweries that also have brewpubs. That amounts to a brewpub for every 5700 residents (men, women and children). There are several more in the surrounding towns. The local brews are always the best and freshest and it's nice to support the local economy and arts community (something the brewpubs are very good about doing). So I rarely buy beers that are available nationally.

I would recommend that everybody do the same if you have access to local beers.


Well, out here in OR, especially here around Bend, (almost) EVERYBODY drinks the local stuff... so many to choose from...Deschutes, Crux, Bend Brewing, Three Creeks, Wild Ride, (and at least thirteen more local), Caldera, ... I could go on but you get my point.

favorites: Caldera chocolate coconut porter , Three Creeks Ten Pine porter, Wild Ride Nutcrusher, Deschutes Black Butte porter, Bend Brewery Raven...


(...and growler fills can be as cheap as $7 on certain days, if you know where to go :sharebeer )

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Re: Boglehead Beer

Post by MJW » Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:52 pm

Nestegg_User wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:16 pm
Deschutes Black Butte porter
One of my favorites. :beer

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Re: Boglehead Beer

Post by NJdad6 » Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:20 pm

mattyfu1 wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:43 am
HEADY TOPPER - The Alchemist - Stowe Vermont
Best beer you will ever drink.
Very hard to get
I had this over the summer. If you like very hoppy IPAs this is your speed. If you don’t you will NOT like it. Friend brought a bunch of cans to a BBQ. I didn’t realize it was such a high demand beer until a few weeks later.

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