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Good news (for me) - the stout I'd brewed turns out to be salvageable, so I decanted it into a pressure barrel today. Will be a good few weeks before I can drink it and I probably do need to keep it a bit warmer (heat pad?). Still, looking forward to my first pint from it...

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So i'll be bottling my peach-ginger mead this week and will have 3 empty primaries for the first time in ever. I got a bourbon barrel porter ready to brew but I need some more suggestions. Y'all good folks have any reccomendations?


I missed my bus home yesterday, and had an hour before another would come. So I went across the street to the bar for Kona Longboard on tap. Best idea for passing time on a hot summer afternoon ever.


I just read that Stone Brewing will set up a facility in Berlin soon. Can anyone comment on the quality of their beer?

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Fabius Maximus wrote:
I just read that Stone Brewing will set up a facility in Berlin soon. Can anyone comment on the quality of their beer?

One of my top 5 breweries along with dogfish head, north coast, anchor and lost coast


Pan wrote:
So i'll be bottling my peach-ginger mead this week and will have 3 empty primaries for the first time in ever. I got a bourbon barrel porter ready to brew but I need some more suggestions. Y'all good folks have any reccomendations?

How's that Peach-Ginger Mead? Sounds like a good mix of flavors.

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Tin Foil Yamakah wrote:
Fabius Maximus wrote:
I just read that Stone Brewing will set up a facility in Berlin soon. Can anyone comment on the quality of their beer?
One of my top 5 breweries along with dogfish head, north coast, anchor and lost coast

Indeed. Stone makes many excellent beers. Why, just last night I had a bottle of their delectable Sublimely Self-Righteous.

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Pan wrote:
So i'll be bottling my peach-ginger mead this week and will have 3 empty primaries for the first time in ever. I got a bourbon barrel porter ready to brew but I need some more suggestions. Y'all good folks have any reccomendations?

You, good sir, must be completely spared from the horrors of the zombiepocalypse. I shall have jawless members of The Horde guard you day and night.


Kelsey MacAilbert wrote:
I just bought Newcastle Werewolf. Haven't tried it yet.

Had the guys over last night. I got a 6 pack of Newcastle Werewolf with my "backup" being Summit Red IPA. The Newcastle is gone and the Summit wasn't touched.

I liked the deep, rich flavor on this. The more I drink the more I'm realizing that even in summer I like ale more than other styles of beer. Wait, is ale even a type of beer, or are they 2 different things? I just realized that in the 3 decades I've been running RPGs I've made them different drinks.

Anyway, Newcastle Werewolf is pretty good.


I usually prefer cider and red wine. But aside from obscure seasonal brews: Young's Chocolate Stout and New Belgium 1554 Black Lager.

Osirion

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Arevashti wrote:
......Young's Chocolate Stout.....

This alone could potentially spare you the ravages of the zombiepocalypse. It's one of my favorites!


Kelsey MacAilbert wrote:
I missed my bus home yesterday, and had an hour before another would come. So I went across the street to the bar for Kona Longboard on tap. Best idea for passing time on a hot summer afternoon ever.

Good call! :)


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Tin Foil Yamakah wrote:
Fabius Maximus wrote:
I just read that Stone Brewing will set up a facility in Berlin soon. Can anyone comment on the quality of their beer?
One of my top 5 breweries along with dogfish head, north coast, anchor and lost coast

+1

Arrogant Bastard is my all time favorite with Laughing Lab a close second.

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Abyssian wrote:
Pan wrote:
So i'll be bottling my peach-ginger mead this week and will have 3 empty primaries for the first time in ever. I got a bourbon barrel porter ready to brew but I need some more suggestions. Y'all good folks have any reccomendations?
How's that Peach-Ginger Mead? Sounds like a good mix of flavors.

The mead I still very young so it of course had that strong alcohol taste as newly made meads tend to have. It was drier than expected (this is fine by me) and it reminded me of pinot grigio with a hint of ginger flavor. I am glad the ginger laid down a bit because it’s already indicating this will be a very refreshing beverage. I will let y'all know what it’s like this time next year when I can chill it and sit out on the porch on a warm summers day.

My buddy came over and helped me bottle. We went to work all day and brew'd up an EPA for fall and the bourbon barrel I mentioned earlier. The BB will need to age though so probably the tail end of winter i'll crack that and see. Lots of people like using makers mark but I much prefer Eagle Rare when it comes to bourbon. I also got French oak for a nice toasty flavor.

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Mark Hoover wrote:
Wait, is ale even a type of beer, or are they 2 different things? I just realized that in the 3 decades I've been running RPGs I've made them different drinks.

Roughly, beer is divided into three types: ales, lagers & wild/lambics. The basic difference is the type of yeast. Ales use a "top" fermenting yeast. Lagers use a "bottom" fermenting yeast. Wilds use, you guessed it, wild or naturally introduced yeasts(and occasionally alternate microbials).


I was under the impression that, at one point, beer had hops in and ale didn't (or maybe it was the other way around). That doesn't seem to hold true today, however.

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devilfluff wrote:
Mark Hoover wrote:
Wait, is ale even a type of beer, or are they 2 different things? I just realized that in the 3 decades I've been running RPGs I've made them different drinks.
Roughly, beer is divided into three types: ales, lagers & wild/lambics. The basic difference is the type of yeast. Ales use a "top" fermenting yeast. Lagers use a "bottom" fermenting yeast. Wilds use, you guessed it, wild or naturally introduced yeasts(and occasionally alternate microbials).

Also, lagers are typically fermented at cooler termperatures than ales.

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I found myself at the Stone Brewery and picked a bottle of "spice oddity" Basically their 12/12/12 vertical epic aged in red wine barrels. Stone rocks!


At the recommendation of a friend, I picked up a variety case from Full Pint Brewing. What I like most about them is that each bottle has a "BEER NERD FACTS" section on the label listing the types of malts, yeast, and hops used.

Of the ones I've tried so far, the Hobnobber (variously described as a Session IPA or American Pale Ale) was OK, but far too unbalanced in terms of being overly-hoppy. Chinookie was a decent IPA. The impressively-named White Lightning turned out to be a thoroughly unimpressive Blue Moon ripoff. I was most impressed with the All-In Amber, a fine quaffing brew that I would happly consume any time.

Still to try are the Little Brown Ale and the Lumberjack Spruce.


I've always wanted to try Spruce beer.

Something very odd I found reproduced in an old (out of print) home-brewing book recently - a recipe for cock(erel) ale. Still, chicken soup with barley's a classic, so why not barley wine with chicken?

Somewhat alarming original procedure reproduced below:

Spoiler:
"Take 10 gallons of ale and a large cockerel, the older the better; parboil the cock, flay him, and stamp him in a stone mortar until his bones are broken (you must draw and gut him when you flay him), then put the cockerel into two quarts of sack, and put to it five pounds of raisins of the sun, stoned; some blades of mace, and a few cloves; put all these in a canvas bag, and a little while before you find the ale has been working, put the bag and ale into a vessel. In a week or nine days bottle it up; fill the bottle but just above the neck, and give it the same time to ripen as other ale"

The authors go on to update the recipe somewhat and do recommend it. Beyond my skills, for certain, but might be an interesting project for someone with adventurous tastes...


Kirth Gersen wrote:
Still to try are the Little Brown Ale and the Lumberjack Spruce.

UPDATE: The Little Brown Ale was phenomenal.


cool


Root- or sasparilla. Keep life simple :)

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The other night, I picked up a variety pack in cans(!) crafted by Baxter Brewery out of Maine. So far, pretty good. The Stowaway IPA was very good- not overly hoppy but had a nice malty finish.

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