Discussion in 'Carolina Hurricanes' started by Finnish Hype Train, May 6, 2016.
This is what I've been drinking...
I am drinking something roughly akin to Pine-Sol. Somebody left an IPA, which turns out to be one of the horrifically unbalanced 'moar hops' ones, in my fridge forever ago and I finally decided I needed to get rid of it. It pairs okay with the stupidly fatty sausage I'm having for dinner, but not sure that I'll finish it.
I drink black box merlot every night. Usually 2 - 4 glasses sometimes more. Does that make me an alcoholic?
no it makes you a classy old man
hey a guy on my beer league team has this same calendar. he keeps giving me the beers every sunday, so i'm drinking my way through this advent calendar by proxy
I'm not drinking a goddamned thing tonight, except for this Mr. Pibb, which is actually kinda tasty, but I'm all outta booze and the store couldn't sell me any because they are ******ed, and it's 1:20 a.m. and I don't know how I'm going to sleep except maybe go out on the street and score some smack.
Some of them are pretty good, but I have to say I much prefer the craft American beers to the craft German beers if this calendar is a faithful representation of their overall offering.
I have recently taken a liking to green man IPA. Has anyone tried it?
i highly doubt they are anywhere approaching a faithful representation judging by the equivalent american version of these holiday packs. usually filled with mass produced trashy craft beers that are drinkable, but not exciting
I like it and I think it may be one of my more favorite NC IPA's although I'm pretty much a fan of any IPA. Some more than others, but it's hard to go wrong.
Had some Elijah Craig small batch bourbon the other night. Quite tasty. Bourbon's have been growing a lot lately on me. Currently the favorites are: woodford reserve, makers mark, bulleit and elijah craig in no particular order. I'll take the woodford, bulleit and Elijah over makers any day though. Usually I just get the between $25-35 regular sized bottles (750ML) so if anybody has any suggestions for that price range, i'm all ears (eyes?)
There are so many awesome $25 bourbons out there it's not even funny. Four Roses Single Barrel, Old Forester BIB, Old Grand-dad 114, Redemption, Weller 12 Year, Larceny, Willet Still Reserve. That ought to get you going in the right direction.
The Elijah Craig stuff is super good too. I'm guessing you got the 12 year (that would be the one with the wood/cork top). I have a bottle of barrel proof that I bought about 4 years ago, I believe it's 128 proof. Was worth every bit of the $80 I paid for it.
If you like those other things over Makers Mark, that tells me you like a spicier whiskey with more rye than wheat. Makers is what they call a wheated bourbon. So is the Wellers I mentioned above. Those kinds are usually milder/smoother/easier to drink but have less complexity of flavor.
I enjoy the cheaper bourbons because I like the alcohol burn. The more expensive you get, the less prominent that is, unless you're buying high-proof expressions.
Sweet tea y'all
my favorite whiskeys are in no particular order:
knob creek single barrel
four roses single barrel
what does this say about me?
my favorite scotch is ardbeg. love islay scotches. so peaty it tastes like i imagine rocket fuel smelling mmm
Tonight's game enjoyed with Lonerider Sweet Josie Brown
Does anyone know if there are any sites for ordering beer that ship internationally?
I’m looking to find some super hoppy ipa’s. Would love to find a dogfish hoo lawd or something similar.
Started off with a Raleigh Brewing House of Clay Rye IPA
Now finishing off a Breakside Wander Lust IPA. It's pretty good, out of Portland, Oregon. Picked it up at Total Wine & More
Have to say, not a big fan of any IPAs. Seems like breweries are just trying to make them overly hoppy.
i love 'em. I don't think the wander lust one is overly hoppy though fwiw
Sierra Nevada Coffee Stout
It tastes like soy sauce. I like it.
I brewed a coffee stout recently. Should be ready around New Years, we'll see how it turned out. Based on what I tasted at bottling, I'm unsure, but the bottle conditioning should help it. It was a kit beer, but I added the coffee and used a nonstandard yeast, so we'll see.
Currently drinking hot buttered rum. Dairy is healthy, see.
I like some IPAs, but I hate the IPAs where the brewer is clearly just trying to win the hoppiest-of-hops award.
I don't get IPAs either. Is it like a hipster thing? IDK. Anything hoppier than the Samuel Adams Boston Lager is too much for me. Different strokes, I guess, but I just don't understand why anybody would find that taste appealing.
Anymore I find, I only want a trash beer like High Life or MGD, if I'm feeling cheap and trashy, or I go the other extreme with the expensive imperial stouts and malty Belgian ales. That pretty much covers my beer-drinking moods. Any other time, I'll just drink whiskey. I don't need all the empty calories on a semi nightly basis.
i like IPAs, but some are definitely much better than others
Sweet Josie is a top 5 local brew for me. My God it's so smooth and perfectly sweet. Love love love that beer.
Last night I had a Crown Valley Imperial Pumpkin Smash. They're selling 4-packs for $8 at Total Wine, which is a pretty good deal. To the person who mentioned Fin du Monde earlier - kudos to you. Probably my favorite Belgian I've had.
Now I'm making Grandma's Apple Pie 'Ala Mode' Moonshine Recipe this apple pie "moonshine" liqueur. It's real good. I like bringing it to parties and not labeling it. It's 40% ABV, but very smooth. People will try it and assume it's just apple cider, and it's hilarious to watch people mix other booze in and sometimes reduce the alcohol content.
Sweet Josie is an absolutely fantastic beer. I actually tried it for the first time at a canes game.
Last night I drank Great Lakes Christmas Ale.
Tonight I’ll probably have Anderson Valley Winter Solstice.