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Old 03-22-2009, 05:56 PM
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everyone else I've told about it has said it's "horrid." I guess it just takes a real beer enthusiast to appreciate it!
Haha.. Or, maybe it's matter of opinion? Hmmm.
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Old 03-22-2009, 06:17 PM
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Haha.. Or, maybe it's matter of opinion? Hmmm.
psh, no.
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anyone try OB Beer? its a korean beer. when i went to korea i had it and it has to be one of my favorites. i mostly only see it at korean restaurants

it goes down very smooth and has a good hint of beer taste without the watered down taste
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Old 03-27-2009, 03:49 PM
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Just left the Stone Brewery. Will post a picture of what I'm driving way with after the weekend
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Ok, so here was Saturday night's drink.... 64 oz black and tan

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it was kind of hard to keep that much beer from mixing though

Here is what I left the Stone Brewery with...
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TWO LITERS of their IPA (not the 9.6% Ruination IPA, as that wasn't on tap at the time).

Also while in SoCal we went to the Yard House which has the largest selection of beers on tap (supposedly). I ordered the Stone Ruination IPA, the waitress asked if I wanted 16 oz or 32 oz, so of course I said 32. She came back and went "They wont do the Ruination in a 32 oz because it's too strong." I guess they aren't used to people that can handle their beer
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Old 03-30-2009, 12:02 AM
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Oh, and I suggest anyone that goes down to SoCal to go to the Stone brewery. We didn't get there in time for a tour, but we had lunch in the "Stone" garden (which is absolutely gorgeous) and the food was awesome! I had mac & beer cheese with sausage.....mmmmmm.

We got to the building and knew we were there because even from in the car, all we could smell was beer
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Old 03-30-2009, 07:38 AM
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i just had the bigfoot tonight. boy is that a nice and tasty beer. nice bittersweetness to it. also, it did kick my ***!!! 9.6% FTW!
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everyone else I've told about it has said it's "horrid." I guess it just takes a real beer enthusiast to appreciate it!
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i love that hoppy, barley taste to beers. i don't really like a beer that goes down like water. i want some kick in the taste, and this Bigfoot does have a nice kick. definitely not a beer to be gulping down.
I finished my 6 pack of bigfoot last night. It was pretty tastey. I like the bite that it has. I would say it was one of sierra's better beers. There was another at safeway that I have yet to try. I am gonna go back there today to see what else they have.

I also have a 12 pack of Sam Adams White Ale, I am looking forward to that tonight. This day will not go back quick enough for me to get home and enjoy a nice cold beer.
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It's time to refill my fridge. I've been doing Kona Pipeline/fire rock lately. Also some Mirror Pond Pale Ale.

Since it's been getting warming, I'm looking for a nice hefe and/or pale ale. I'd say not too hardcore/hoppy though.

Any ideas suggestions?
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I finished my 6 pack of bigfoot last night. It was pretty tastey. I like the bite that it has. I would say it was one of sierra's better beers. There was another at safeway that I have yet to try. I am gonna go back there today to see what else they have.

I also have a 12 pack of Sam Adams White Ale, I am looking forward to that tonight. This day will not go back quick enough for me to get home and enjoy a nice cold beer.
Dude, just throw the rats in all at once and get it done with. Leave the cleanup for someone else.

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It's time to refill my fridge. I've been doing Kona Pipeline/fire rock lately. Also some Mirror Pond Pale Ale.

Since it's been getting warming, I'm looking for a nice hefe and/or pale ale. I'd say not too hardcore/hoppy though.

Any ideas suggestions?
Hmm, I'll try to think of some good ones for you. If any of your local liquor or grocery stores have it, try the Stone Pale Ale. It's not too hoppy.

So my friends and I want to start brewing. One of them (OK PANIC) wants to make a really good pilsner and call it "The Smart Blond" because, like a smart blond, the taste is just unbelievable
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My buddy came over and helped me bottle my ale today - got 23 22 oz bottles of a very hoppy pale ale. I get to taste it carbonated on 4.5.09. We tasted some of the leftover and daaaaaaaaaaaaamn it 's gonna be good IMHO. Reminds me of that Sierra Harvest stuff though I would never begin to compare my beermaking to Sierra!!!

I picked up a bottle of Imperial Raccoon Red whilst at RockBottom yesterday filling 3x growlers. I drank a whole growler of the Pale it's so good... Suffering today. MMmmmmMMmmmMmmmMmm beeeeeer.
nice! what do I have to do to sample that??
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Originally Posted by jimmy04wrx View Post
anyone try OB Beer? its a korean beer. when i went to korea i had it and it has to be one of my favorites. i mostly only see it at korean restaurants

it goes down very smooth and has a good hint of beer taste without the watered down taste
I get that beer at 99 Chicken in Santa Clara all the time. yeah Korean restaurants serve it. 1.6 liters, it's a cheap buzz
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Old 03-30-2009, 06:41 PM
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what's the brew shop in SF? I want to check that place out and get some info next time I'm up there
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Old 03-30-2009, 07:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Krinkov View Post
nice! what do I have to do to sample that??
The racoon or my beer? The racoon is looong gone, but mine - I am sure I will be bringing some up to SF at some point, if it's not ***-tastic I will save you a bottle. Can't wait to make some more. I would like to set aside a brew day and work up another ale (English style but all Cascade hops) and a wheat.

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what's the brew shop in SF? I want to check that place out and get some info next time I'm up there
SF Brewcraft. It's also worth the trip to visit MoreBeer on San Antonio Rd in Los Altos. Pretty much right next to Armadillo *****'s.
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BTW - funny you mention about the scary owls, I am drinking this tonight:

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