OT: ~The Beer, Spirits, & Nightlife Thread V6~ Let's drink!

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  1. NMK11

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    I used to live within smelling distance of Great Lakes. Man, I miss it. Great Lakes has always been one of my favorite mid sized breweries and the micro brew scene there has exploded the past 2-3 years. If you havent you should try Masthead.
     
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    I’m not that big of a sam adams fan, but I am having an old fezziwig and it is surprisingly good.
     
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    Sam Adams has some decent holiday seasonals. I really wish they still bottled their Gingerbread Stout.

    I would like to try some of Hardywood Brewery's Gingerbread Stout line. They have 6 or 7 different aged versions as well. No distribution to PA though, so I would have to take a drive to Virginia.

    Picked up a bottle of Maple Bourbon Barrel Bocctahne Imperial Stout from Insurrection Aleworks on Friday. Haven't opened it yet, but looking forward to trying it.
     
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    I haven't made my way to masthead yet, but I plan to. You're right the scene has exploded. My list of places to visit keeps getting longer. Masthead and Noble Beast are at the top.
     
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    Managed to get a bottle of Canadian Breakfast Stout today.
     
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    I had Octoberfest about 10 years ago and really loved it but that was before I knew what good beer was so not sure if I’d still enjoy it. Do they still make it (it was seasonal back then)?
     
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    I think they still make it as a seasonal. I don’t usually buy their stuff, but will go for it at a party or a bar if the alternatives are American macros.
     
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    Yeah we get it seasonally here at the LCBO in the fall
     
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    Boring game, breaking out the Great Lakes Blackout Stout. One of my dads favorites.

    I just moved up to the Twin Cities. They really like to talk about all their breweries, and there are a ton up here. But it seems like more quantity than quality and I find myself skipping the local brews more and more.
     
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    I'm thinking up some places to go this evening/tonight that I haven't been to. Sadly, I probably won't be able to decide what to do and I'll end up staying in. :(

    Nied's Hotel in Larryville, Hitchhiker in Sharpsburg, Cinderlands back in Larryville, Bulldog Pub in Morningside...

    I just don't know.
     
  11. Beauner

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    I was at a restaurant yesterday that had KBS. it was $30 for a bottle. That seemed a bit excessive

    Also, hidden harbor is a cool spot in squirrel hill
     
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    I almost did nothing yesterday. Instead, I went to Tina's (formerly Teabag's) in Bloomfield. I think a bartender has taken a liking to me.

    Yes, I'm a fan of rum drinks and Hidden Harbor. Independent next door is decent as well.
     
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    A 12 oz bottle of KBS? Definitely way excessive, even considering the markup in a bar. Sure it wasn't CBS?

    Hidden Harbor is very nice, haven't been there in a while, but I enjoy rum.
     
  14. Clare2904

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    Anyone heard of the Harpoon Brewery?
     
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    Nah it was definitely KBS. Unless their menu was wrong but I can't imagine that was the case.
     
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    Nugget Nectar released this week. :thumbu:
     
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    CBS is amazing. Had it on tap once and managed to find a few bottles.
     
  18. HuskerTornado

    HuskerTornado Jobu Needs Rum

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    Some Drambuie on a cold winter night after coming in the house....warms you right up. 80 proof liqueur will do that. lol

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    Yes, really good beer. I love their seasonal Chocolate Stout

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    Think I'll do the brewery tour then when I am in Boston. If I have time I'll do the Sam Adams tour too.
     
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    If they have it, try the Chocolate Stout...
     
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    Make sure you sign up for the tour in advance, if you're hoping to do one.
     
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    I think the Sam Adams is first come first served
     
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    Er, I think I would pass, unless I can just have a taster.
     
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    Does anyone here drink port wine? I don’t drink wine very often. When I do I will usually pick a dry red. The other night I had a little glass of Cockburns 20 year tawny after dinner and I was really impressed. I couldn’t find it at my store, but picked up a Ruby port that I like, but not as much as the tawny. Any recommendations?
     

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