Sign in to follow this  
Gary.

Beer/Wine/Spirits Thread

Recommended Posts

Mockba    1,204

Of late, if I find Latitude 33's Blood Orange IPA on tap, I order it.

 

Latitude_33_Blood_Orange_IPA_22OZ_BTL_Li

 

I also quite enjoy the Peanut Butter Milk Stout from Belching Beaver.

 

3bc22d2b015b67be2b64c98532566f21_320x320

 

San Diego's craft beer scene is completely ridiculous.  I've barely scratched the surface.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
LMU    3,024

Sampled this bad boy during my vacation up north.

 

 

moody-ales-hardy-brown-ale_1476375087.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
DG_Now    3,884

I've been cutting back lately on alcohol. I wasn't ever a big drinker before, but in a general effort to cut down on various "vices," my alcohol intake has been drastically reduced (along with red meat and pork).

 

That said, the OP referenced ginger beer. Ginger beer has been my go-to when I'm out or at various functions. It's not as sweet as soft drinks and generally costs as much as a beer, so it helps balance out shared bills.

 

My favorite these days is Q, from Brooklyn:

http://dg6qn11ynnp6a.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Q-Ginger-Beer-9oz-Bottle1.jpg

 

Also, on an earlier page, someone referenced Yellow Tail. If you're a young person who has no clue about wine, you can also bring Yellow Tail. It's always good (I like the Shiraz), it's accessible, and it's affordable. Plus the label is nice without being cloying, which is a good feature for wine.

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Alex Houston    185

I had a side by side comparison of Deth's Tar and Cafe Deth from Revolution Brewing here in the Windy City. What surprised me was how sessionable Deth's Tar was, despite being very pronounced in the bourbon flavor through and through. It's a blend of Heaven Hill and Old Forester, so I don't know if it's just a super light influence from the barrels or if they blend the ratios a little more in favor of the beer to take some of the heat off. It's good, but not as good as Cafe Deth, which is the same beer with some El Salvadorian coffee. It was very strong on the nose and gave some solid bitterness and robust flavor as I sipped it. It was really pretty great and I'm going to make sure to open the other sometime in the next few weeks, since coffee forward beers fade similarly to IPAs.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I picked up some single beers at Meijer while I was in the States this past weekend. One of the ones I got was one that New Belgium made as part of their tie in with Ben and Jerry's (Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ale). I've had several beers that are supposed to have a hint of chocolate or that are chocolate based, but none of them have really had that flavour, at least not like this. It actually tasted like cookie dough too. Either way an excellent beer in my books. Still got several more that I need to try, but this one will probably be the best one of the beers that I got.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Shumway    738
8 hours ago, chrysleraspen08 said:

I picked up some single beers at Meijer while I was in the States this past weekend. One of the ones I got was one that New Belgium made as part of their tie in with Ben and Jerry's (Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ale). I've had several beers that are supposed to have a hint of chocolate or that are chocolate based, but none of them have really had that flavour, at least not like this. It actually tasted like cookie dough too. Either way an excellent beer in my books. Still got several more that I need to try, but this one will probably be the best one of the beers that I got.

I also really enjoyed the New Belgium Ben & Jerry beer. If you're specifically looking for a chocolatey beer that actually tastes like chocolate, check out Boulder Shake or Terrapin Moo-hoo.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 1/4/2017 at 5:21 PM, habsfan1 said:

The Iron Maiden Trooper beer is pretty cool. For the stronger bottle, I love the 6.66% alcohol.

 

iron-maiden-trooper.jpg

 

 

haaha i had that cause im a maiden fan. it wasnt bad, kinda newcastle-ly.

 

for me this might be goofy but....

 

schlitz-beer-bottle.jpg

 

i saw it and couldnt believe schlitz still existed and that it was even sold in los angeles.

got one just for fun and now its my fav right now. kinda hipster of me but i dont care.

 

still amazed i can get it at all.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
11 hours ago, Shumway said:

I also really enjoyed the New Belgium Ben & Jerry beer. If you're specifically looking for a chocolatey beer that actually tastes like chocolate, check out Boulder Shake or Terrapin Moo-hoo.

 

Both of those sound pretty good. Unfortunately we don't get any of those up here in Canada. However I'm probably going to Atlanta this summer, so I'll certainly try and find the Moo-hoo while I'm down there.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
habsfan1    1,298

I don't know how well these 2 mix together, but apparently Rockstar now has an alcohol-flavored energy drink...

 

dfd0f9deb9bb148caeb020722feb956c.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
mr.negative15    279
19 hours ago, habsfan1 said:

I don't know how well these 2 mix together, but apparently Rockstar now has an alcohol-flavored energy drink...

 

I tried the black can once just for :censored:s and giggles.

 

Just tastes like any regular Rockstar energy drink. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
BeerGuyJordan    876

The local brewery is finally canning!

DCeNN2VUAAAz4a4.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was down in Atlanta last weekend and had a chance to try some of the local beer. I tried 13 total beers and some of them were very good. Probably the best one that I had was SweetWater Goin' Costal Pineapple IPA. It had a bit of a mild hoppy aftertaste, but it had a heavy pineapple presence, which made it very tasty. I'm usually not one to crave a beer after I've already tried it, but I really wish I could've had another one. The other one that I really like, even though it wasn't local was Omaha Nada Banana. It had a fairly noticeable banana flavour (hence the name) but had a lot of vanilla flavour in it too. The beer itself almost seemed fluffy to me somehow (can't explain how, but it was really nice). The other good ones that are worth mentioning were Monday Night's Fu Man Brew and Terrapin's Chopsecutioner, which is an exclusive to SunTrust Park and brewed using bat wood. Unfortunately, I couldn't find Terrapin's Moo-Hoo anywhere, which sounded pretty good and would've been great to check out, but I got to try these other ones so it wasn't all bad.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this