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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-24-08 03:38 PM
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Have you ever had a beer so fucking good it made you want to cry?
I am drinking one right now...



DH's Immort Ale.

Oh god this is fucking good....
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-24-08 03:53 PM
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1. You're coming to Delaware right?
I'll take you on a patronage to the holy Mecca that is Dogfish
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-24-08 04:56 PM
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14. I'm hoping it goes through
Must....see....Dogfish Head...
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-24-08 04:57 PM
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16. Well that's a road trip to Rehobeth beach
Or as we call it - Slower Delaware
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-24-08 04:59 PM
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18. DH is as good as Russian River out here
Apparently they made a deal - DH sent some used barrels and RR sent DH a bunch of kegs of Pliny the Younger, Elder, and their Ryewine.
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-24-08 05:00 PM
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19. I want to make a pilgrimage to Delaware just to go to that brewery!
:beer:
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Inchworm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-24-08 04:00 PM
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2. I feel that way often
The first beer after a short wagon ride makes me go weeeeeeee!

Sometimes a tear sneaks out.

That beer looks yummy though!

:beer:
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Beer Snob-50 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-24-08 04:16 PM
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3. is this a heavy beer?
I was reading that it is a spring beer, but i am under the impress that spring beers are lighter (usually made of wheat)
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-24-08 04:55 PM
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13. Technically, its a barleywine
But its so much smoother than any barleywine I've ever had!
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-24-08 05:04 PM
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25. Oh, Mama loves barleywine. Yes, indeedy.
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Beer Snob-50 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-25-08 08:36 AM
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28. ohhhhhhhhhhh alright
you forced me to have one!!
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Throd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-24-08 04:19 PM
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4. Duchesse de Bourgogne from Belgium
Best beer I have ever had
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-24-08 04:28 PM
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5. MMmmm good!
Did you try the Raison d'Etre?
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-24-08 04:53 PM
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11. Yes I did - good stuff
Picked up a bottle of Raison d'Extra while here too!
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Rambis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-24-08 04:37 PM
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6.  Pinta Guinness in Ireland
You wait for the shock of the somewhat bitter/sour after taste you get here in the States and it never comes! :cry: tears of joy!

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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-24-08 04:53 PM
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12. Wow
Edited on Thu Jan-24-08 04:54 PM by Taverner
If in IRE I'll have it - probably at the airport when I arrive!
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Rambis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-24-08 04:57 PM
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17. Great there as well
airport draughts can be a dodgy proposition other places but not at the Dublin or Shannon airports.
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-24-08 05:00 PM
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20. If you ever get to Portland, OR - they have the best airport beer EVER!
They have brewpubs inside the airport, and if you take Horizon Air, they serve free NW Microbrew. They served McTarnahan's Cream Stout when I was on.
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Rambis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-24-08 05:02 PM
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21. Mcpubs
I used to visit every year and would go to the Barley Mill Pub on Hawthorn street and drink Terminator stoudt and Black Rabbit Porter- good stuff but I haven't been there in years and years-
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-24-08 05:03 PM
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23. Ahhh McMenamins - the greatest beer chain ever created
And I love how they buy out old classic farmhouses, schools and theaters and turn them into beer bars and B & B's.
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Rambis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-24-08 05:10 PM
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26. had a friend work for them
Edited on Thu Jan-24-08 05:12 PM by Rambis
he would start up the pubs in new places, hire staff and move on- Love the Edgefield brewery/Hotel complex- I think they do a fine job of decorating with antiques and serve a good pint. Cornelius pass roadhouse,Tavern and Pool and the Fulton where nice too. T&P had a snooker table-
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Lance_Boyle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-24-08 04:38 PM
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7. Bells Hopslam, for one.
So hoppy it smells like kind bud in the bottle, but when poured into a glass the honey aroma takes over. It's now near the top of my DIPA list, along with Foothills' Seeing Double and Weyerbacher's Double Simcoe IPA. Victory's Hop Wallop retains the crown for hoppiest, but it's not a DIPA.

Bells also has a real winner with their 2007 Expedition Stout. I've got a 6-pack of that stuff stashed to age for a few years, along with a 4-pack of the 2006 Sammichlaus. Both will be >20% by the time I get to 'em. I'm constitutionally incapable of storing any of the DIPAs for any length of time.

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BarenakedLady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-24-08 04:39 PM
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8. I can't say that I have.
There are a lot of things I have had that haven't made me cry...yet.

:P
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Capn Sunshine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-24-08 04:45 PM
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9. I drank one that left a permanent impression, but no tears
It was at a place in Victoria BC. They made it themselves. It was called "Old Knucklehead" and it was ambrosiac
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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-24-08 04:45 PM
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10. Not a cry, but shockingly good, and it wasn't a gourmet deal
My 2nd ship did training exercises at sea for six weeks off Gitmo. I literally do not remember setting foot on the base, but we must have since we couldn't drink on board (except probably the officers in their cushy dining quarters).

The beer had to be loaded with a preservative, was greenish, and we were told it was formaldehyde -----is that possible. So the taste was horrendous at first, but as with all things we got innured to the taste and forgot about it.


So when it was all over, at our first Liberty in the U.S., at Mayport, FL, we did the usual for the beginning of Liberty after a long spell---steak dinner and an automatic beer.

The beer was served, just a regular domestic brand, and I reached for it without giving it a thought.

The TASTE was astounding---refreshing, like all taste-bud-sy. It's never tasted so good again.
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mikeytherat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-24-08 04:56 PM
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15. On NYE, I had my first Newcastle Brown Ale, and it was goooooooood.
mikey_the_rat
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EstimatedProphet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-24-08 05:03 PM
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22. Old Speckled Hen
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-24-08 05:04 PM
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24. No, I've never wanted to cry, but I've had some remarkably good beers.
In the fridge now: Deschutes Buzzsaw Brown Ale.

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SteppingRazor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-24-08 05:11 PM
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27. My first Hoegaarden was definitely a revelation. n/t
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