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    Alright, this settles it. I'm having a beer before bed/hurricane.
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      CommentAuthorevelet
    • CommentTimeAug 28th 2011
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    @igenius & @oldhat - errr....bugger.... drunk with the abandon of one living in the land of easily-available beer and cider. Do we have some clever couriering thing going on in WC where we can ship this stuff cheaply across the big sea?
    • CommentAuthorNil
    • CommentTimeAug 28th 2011
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    Perfect Sunday. Lots of greasy food for breakfast, off to the pub for a pint of Deuchars IPA and now comfortably ensconced in my Fortress of Solitude (OK, the little nook in the kitchen where I keep my PC) with a bottle of this

    Paradox / Isle of Arran
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeAug 28th 2011
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    @Nil

    I've had Brew Dog's Glenn Grant Imperial Stout and it was the best imperial I've had ever. How was the Isle of Arran?
    • CommentAuthorNil
    • CommentTimeAug 28th 2011 edited
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    @RenThing

    'Tis absolutely delicious. It's thick and heavy, almost like oil when you pour it into a glass, and the whisky combined with the 10% ABV gives it a slight burn in the stomach. One to sit and sip when there's a wintry bite to the air.

    Thinking about it, drinking it feels almost decadent. Like I should be lounging about smoking a giant cigar and fondling a slave girl.

    I may be a tad drunk.

    EDITED TO ADD: I'm definitely drunk. Christ, my tolerance is bad nowadays.
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    What's your trashy beer guilty pleasure? For myself, it's Red Dog or Gennessee Cream Ale.
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      CommentAuthorBeamish
    • CommentTimeAug 28th 2011
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    #guiltypleasure

    Labatt Blue Ribbon
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      CommentAuthorLokiZero
    • CommentTimeAug 28th 2011
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    #guiltypleasure

    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeAug 28th 2011
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    @Nil

    The Imperial Stout had that same thick, oily nature. Smelled like you cracked a bar of Godiva dark chocolate. Best I've ever had.

    #guiltypleasure

    Corona. Without the lime or salt.
    • CommentAuthorArgos
    • CommentTimeAug 28th 2011
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    My opinion of the new Stone beers:

    Collaborations
    1) The Green Tea IPA (with Baird and Ishii) is very good. Kind of an earthy taste to it that I really liked. Doesn't actually taste like green tea, but it has some of the characteristics of the green tea flavor (the earthy bit, mainly)
    2) Chocolate Cherry Stout (with Tröegs and Jason Fields and Kevin Sheppard). VERY good stout. Lots of dark chocolate flavor in it, which I really liked. The cherry is almost non-existant, you almost have to look for it. Will definitely be buying more

    These two collabs are very solid, great tasting beers. Any IPA lover will enjoy the green tea IPA and any stout or chocolate lover will enjoy the chocolate cherry stout.

    Escondidian Black IPA
    I was actually rather disappointed with this one. It's not bad, but it's not amazing, either. It DID taste like an IPA, but there was something "off" about it that prevented me from finishing my serving. It's worth trying out if you've never had a black IPA before (as was my case), because it will really trip you up to pour a dark beer that tasted like an IPA; otherwise I don't really recommend it. One of my good beer buddies bought a growler full of it and also had trouble finishing it.

    New things I have picked up (actually the only new thing) is Dogfish Head Sah'Tea, which I've had once before and LOVED. It's a chai flavored beer and it tastes, well...like chai. And it works beautifully. So excited to have found another bottle.
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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeAug 29th 2011
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    Speaking of Dogfish Head, their Punkin' Ale is going to be coming out soon, and I could not be happier.
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      CommentAuthorlgenius
    • CommentTimeAug 30th 2011
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    @eve No idea while alcohol cost so much to ship(probably because that is what they can charge) I love scotch and bitter so that beer has always peaked my interest big time. It was the first barrel aged beer I heard about and has been highly reviewed by traveling friends.
    BrewDog also high on the need to try and very expense and rare to find in the states list.list
    #guiltypleasure Mickeys
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeAug 30th 2011
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    @eve, I asked a well-known brewer who makes one of the beers mentioned in this very thread if they could give me some advice, since they ship beer internationally. They're response: "lie on the customs sheet". So...mailing seems like it may be the easiest and cheapest method, but it's also the most illegal.
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeAug 31st 2011
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    @oldhat

    True fact: a couple friends of mine were able to get some beers from the UK shipped to them as "yeast samples for scientific sampling."
    • CommentAuthorOrpheus
    • CommentTimeAug 31st 2011
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    So the best way to ship beer internationally is to label it 'FOR SCIENCE'. Figures, really.

    I present to you WychCraft-
    WychCraft

    Gotta say, this is probably one of my favourite beers. 'Brewers of Character', indeed.
    Its a brew that goes down far too easy, crisp and dry, light and zesty.

    It can also be used to gain fast entrance to being a person i would steal a kidney for.



    #guiltypleasure Stella Artois
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeAug 31st 2011 edited
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    Okay, so, due to some circumstances, I've made it my goal tonight to get depressingly drunk. Here's what I'm drinking:

    Unibroue's Blanche de Chambly: Belgian-style wheat beer from Quebec. Hints of coriander in the aroma and a sliiiiiight taste of orange, but I've never really been impressed with this one. I prefer it's stronger cousins La Fin du Monde and Trois Pistoles

    Great Lake's Brewery's Miami Weiss (ho ho ho): Actually, not a weiss at all, AND it's Canadian (they admit on the back of the bottle that they just liked the name) but an America-style wheat beer that's been hopped to hell and brewed with pale ale yeast. Lovely floral aroma to it, but the hops just punches the hell out of you upon the first taste and throughout the mouthfeel of it. As it goes down there's a hint of citrus, which makes it all very nice.

    Beau's All Natural Brewing Company's Festivale: Summer seasonal beer that is quickly dropping from the shelves, so I decided to get a bottle to say goodbye. Pleased to find that it's aged well since it was bottled at the start of this month. When I first tried this brew (when it was first tapped at a Beau's event, actually) I really appreciated the balance between hoppiness and maltiness, found in the tastes (basically it would start bitter and get progressively sweeter as it went down your tongue). But this is different. The hoppy taste that was once pretty noticeable is now a whisper and has been completely taken over my a dark, refreshing, biscuity malt taste which makes this beer just lovely.

    After this, Muskoka Harvest Ale. Will let you know about that soon.
    • CommentAuthorOrpheus
    • CommentTimeAug 31st 2011
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    ALSO, since im here...

    Im crossing the pond to Toronto this September for a weeks holiday. Thusly, i require some recommendations in the craft brew and local ale departments.

    Any advice would be appreciated!
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeAug 31st 2011
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    Orpheus,

    I can do you one better, if you want. I can take you to a place!

    But if not, I REALLY suggest going to C'est What on 67 Front St E. Pub TOTALLY dedicated to local brews and it's just wonderful. They even make some brews in house!

    You can tell them what you're after and they'll make a suggestion, but I personally LOVE the Spearhead Hawaiian Style Pale Ale and the Big Butt Smoked Dark Ale.
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeAug 31st 2011
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    @Oldhat

    I'm sorry things are getting to you. 8(
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeAug 31st 2011 edited
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    @Ren, don't worry about it. Thoughts and memories, they're both a gift and a curse. :)

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