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Post #51 by JLHockeyKnight » Fri Jul 12, 2013 2:46 pm

DeadPhish wrote:Bought a mix 6 pack for tonight

Left Hand Milk Stout
Left Hand Nitro Milk Stout
Left Hand Fade to Black
Starr Hill Jomo Lager
Starr Hill Northern Lights
Walt Witman Belgian White

Never had any of them but have heard great things about the Nitro Milk Stout. Untapping that now.

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I just bought their Mountain Mixer 12 pack. 3 beers of 4 choices: Stranger Pale Ale, Milk Stout, Sawtooth Ale, and Black Jack Porter. The Sawtooth Ale is amazing.

Also agree with Jester that the Milk Stout is good, and I've had 400 LB Monkey before. Great IPA.
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Post #52 by JLHockeyKnight » Fri Jul 12, 2013 2:51 pm

DeadPhish wrote:Love it there. I spend a lot of time there when we are visting Sweet Dee's mom.

As she said its strictly drafts, but they do growler fills. A single beer is $5 but you can get a growler fill for $10 (I think) and you can even bring your own. If they actually have it, get the Centennial IPA. All of their beers are decent, but I wouldn't say any are amazing. They are still pretty new at the process and there is variation in taste in between batches, but its still always a good time.


Bingo. Growler fill is $10, and if you need a growler that also costs $10. The growlers you buy are marked with the Cape May Brewery logo on it. I asked one of them there and they said they are laid back and will fill any growlers regardless of what is written on them (aka if you bring a Yards growler they won't get all pissy about it). But she said that generally etiquette is to ask as some places take offense to using another growler.

If you get a growler of the Hefeweizen, make sure you have a pint the first night to clear up some space in the growler, then any time after that you may want to shake the growler before pouring. It's unfiltered so things will settle and you'll lose much of the flavor if you pour a pint that's more clear than cloudy.

I have 3 pints left of the Alt Bier at home right now. Will be enjoying a pint tonight.
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Post #53 by DeadPhish » Fri Jul 12, 2013 3:56 pm

I dont mind taking brewery growlers to beer stores to fill. But especially with a place like Cape May Brewery, I'd feel weird. I dont mind supporting the local brewer. Plus the growler is pretty nice looking. I also bought a couple pint glasses. They have one that is in the shape of a can, its pretty cool looking.
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Post #54 by JLHockeyKnight » Fri Jul 12, 2013 7:02 pm

DeadPhish wrote:I dont mind taking brewery growlers to beer stores to fill. But especially with a place like Cape May Brewery, I'd feel weird. I dont mind supporting the local brewer. Plus the growler is pretty nice looking. I also bought a couple pint glasses. They have one that is in the shape of a can, its pretty cool looking.


Yeah I bought one of the pint glasses too. The beer can one was cool but I wanted the classic pint. I really like their logo with NJ and the star, so a pint glass was a "must have" for me.
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Post #55 by Sweet Dee » Fri Jul 12, 2013 7:24 pm

I bought a sweatshirt it's comfy and I love the logos too.
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Post #56 by LTrain » Fri Jul 12, 2013 7:26 pm

Fuck, I need to find a few days at some point to get off and get down there... Between this wedding shit, work, and my side job, I'm to busy to do anything 95% of the time.
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Post #57 by Rogers Pancreas » Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:47 pm

Apologies for not paying attention, but are IPAs a major thing anywhere else?
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Post #58 by jester » Sat Jul 13, 2013 8:25 am

Rogers Pancreas wrote:Apologies for not paying attention, but are IPAs a major thing anywhere else?


You mean internationally?

They developed in Britain first, so you find them there, but they aren't as popular as over here. That, however, is a pretty recent thing with the explosion of micro breweries.

You won't find them (to my knowledge) on the Continent.
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Post #59 by Craig » Sat Jul 13, 2013 9:50 am

jester wrote:You mean internationally?

They developed in Britain first, so you find them there, but they aren't as popular as over here. That, however, is a pretty recent thing with the explosion of micro breweries.

You won't find them (to my knowledge) on the Continent.


They're becoming popular in Italy, of all places. BIA makes a decent one, but reALE make a really good one.
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Post #60 by JLHockeyKnight » Sun Jul 14, 2013 7:20 pm

vonbonds wrote:Has anyone here tried Twin Lakes IPA? It is delicious and brewed local in Grenville, DE. I tried it last week at the Backburner in Hockessin, DE..excellent restaurant too.


I think it's on the higher end of price tags if my mind is serving me right. But I remember it was really good. Stone IPA is still my favorite IPA, but Twin Lakes was up there. Worth it when I feel like dishing out a few extra dollars.

Edit: Whoops, I'm thinking of the Great Lakes Commodore Perry. Wrong "lakes" beer. So no, I haven't had their IPA.
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Post #61 by CharlieGirl » Sun Jul 14, 2013 11:26 pm

vonbonds wrote:It wasn't cheap, 10 bucks for a 6'er. Nice IPA taste though, I get it as a treat.


We pay that for Coors light... stop it.
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Post #62 by clawfirst » Mon Jul 15, 2013 12:04 am

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Post #63 by JLHockeyKnight » Fri Jul 26, 2013 7:01 pm

So I think Hefeweizen may be my new favorite style beer.

On a whim, tried this last week after picking up a six pack at my local liquor store:

http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/252/731

Looks to be the number one Hefeweizen on Beer Advocate.

Tried Magic Hat's Circus Boy and its not so good. I think they filter it.

Gonna try Sierra Nevada's next time.
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Post #64 by JLHockeyKnight » Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:23 pm

Ghost of Downie wrote:I really liked Sierra Nevada's when I tried it. Another one that I enjoy (not sure how widely available it is) is Troeg's Dreamweaver Wheat.


Yeah I was stuck between the Circus Boy and Sierra Nevada when I went this afternoon and chose Circus Boy, essentially striking out.

I also picked up Paulaner's Hefeweizen and that is good. Although not as good as Weihenstephaner.
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Post #68 by gr » Sun Jul 28, 2013 2:30 am

JLHockeyKnight wrote:Gonna try Sierra Nevada's next time.


Kellerweis is top notch
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Post #69 by flyersguy33 » Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:01 pm

JLHockeyKnight wrote:So I think Hefeweizen may be my new favorite style beer.

On a whim, tried this last week after picking up a six pack at my local liquor store:

http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/252/731

Looks to be the number one Hefeweizen on Beer Advocate.

Tried Magic Hat's Circus Boy and its not so good. I think they filter it.

Gonna try Sierra Nevada's next time.


Sierra Nevada Summerfest is the god.

Anyone have UFO before. Basically like a Blue Moon but definitely better
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Post #70 by DeadPhish » Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:31 pm

I went to the store today and most of the summer beers are gone. All the Oktoberfest and falls beers are in. Depressing.
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Post #71 by jester » Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:39 pm

It's ridiculous. Same thing last year. Was in Ocean City in August and pumpkin beers were all over.
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Post #72 by Kilgore Trout » Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:50 pm

I hate pumpkin beer. There I said it.
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Post #73 by jester » Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:52 pm

Kilgore Trout wrote:I hate pumpkin beer. There I said it.


Even the Dogfish Punkin? There are a lot of shit pumpkin beers that are basically brown ale with pumpkin pie spice dumped in em, but there are a few really good ones. Southern Tiers is great, for example.
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Post #74 by Kilgore Trout » Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:55 pm

jester wrote:Even the Dogfish Punkin? There are a lot of shit pumpkin beers that are basically brown ale with pumpkin pie spice dumped in em, but there are a few really good ones. Southern Tiers is great, for example.


Dogfish (like everything else they do) comes of way better than most, maybe I simply dislike it rather than hate it. But yes, my primary objection is that they all taste like canned pumpkin pie filling.
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Post #75 by LTrain » Thu Aug 01, 2013 8:06 pm

I hate pumpkin taste, and by extension, about 50% of fall beers.
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Post #76 by Kilgore Trout » Thu Aug 01, 2013 8:08 pm

Fall beer season is about holding on for winter. Holy shit, I love winter beer.
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Post #77 by Sweet Dee » Thu Aug 01, 2013 8:08 pm

I love Shipyard's PumpkinHead it's probably my favorite. nice flavor balance and more importantly you could drink more than just one of them. some of the pumpkin ones are tough to have more than one.

can't wait till dp sees it at the beer store :D
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Post #78 by DeadPhish » Thu Aug 01, 2013 8:50 pm

Fall is my favorite beer season by far.
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Post #79 by Dig Out Your Soul » Thu Aug 01, 2013 8:52 pm

I'm always annoyed when the fall beers come out because it means summer is coming to an end. But there's something awesome about watching football in late September/October while sipping a good pumpkin beer.
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Post #80 by jester » Thu Aug 01, 2013 10:06 pm

DeadPhish wrote:Fall is my favorite beer season by far.


Id say summer is my favorite just because of saisons, but I do like the pumpkin and Oktoberfest stuff a lot.
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Post #81 by FlyHigh » Fri Aug 02, 2013 8:44 pm

Had Delirium Tremens recently, might have jumped into my top-5 favorites, don't know why it took me this long to get around to trying it.
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Post #82 by Kilgore Trout » Fri Aug 02, 2013 9:05 pm

FlyHigh wrote:Had Delirium Tremens recently, might have jumped into my top-5 favorites, don't know why it took me this long to get around to trying it.


It's really good.
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Post #83 by LTrain » Sat Aug 03, 2013 8:18 am

Kilgore Trout wrote:It's really good.


Quality shit, it's definitely in my top 5.
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Post #84 by dbr » Sat Aug 03, 2013 11:52 pm

Anything Stone does is amazing.
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Post #85 by dbr » Sat Aug 03, 2013 11:53 pm

DeadPhish wrote:Fall is my favorite beer season by far.


Yes.
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Post #86 by GoneFullHextall » Sun Aug 04, 2013 12:56 am

Sweet Dee wrote:I love Shipyard's PumpkinHead it's probably my favorite. nice flavor balance and more importantly you could drink more than just one of them. some of the pumpkin ones are tough to have more than one.

can't wait till dp sees it at the beer store :D


totally agree. that stuff is the best punpkin ale i have had around here. fantastic.

I like Sam Adams Octoberfest as well
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Post #87 by JLHockeyKnight » Sun Aug 04, 2013 8:51 am

GoneFullHolmgren wrote:totally agree. that stuff is the best punpkin ale i have had around here. fantastic.

I like Sam Adams Octoberfest as well


This one's actually my favorite Pumpkin Ale:

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Post Road is really good (from Brooklyn Brewery):

http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/45/74
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Post #88 by Sweet Dee » Sun Aug 04, 2013 9:29 am

i know i've had that before can't remember what i thought of it tho. haha
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Post #89 by jester » Sun Aug 04, 2013 9:37 am

Love post road.
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Post #90 by JLHockeyKnight » Sun Aug 04, 2013 3:11 pm

The original ale seems heavier on the spices than pumpkin for ales I've had. Love it personally it may not be for everyone. Low rating on beer advocate but everyone's tastes are different.
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Post #91 by gr » Sun Aug 04, 2013 3:26 pm

Not thrilled with many pumpkin beers, but I'll share a different one I had last year. Very good, and the 8.4% abv is a nice touch. The only pumpkins worth drinking are high alcohol.
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Has shipyard changed their pumpkin recently? I recall having one several years ago and it was unquestionably the worst pumpkin beer I've ever had.
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Post #92 by CantSeeColors » Mon Aug 05, 2013 2:03 pm

flyersguy33 wrote:Anyone have UFO before. Basically like a Blue Moon but definitely better


Like almost everything Harpoon does, UFO is awesome.

DBR wrote:Anything Stone does is amazing.


Except the food at their brewpub, unfortunately. Sick ambiance, weird and overpriced food.
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Post #93 by jester » Mon Aug 05, 2013 2:10 pm

Probably figure they don't have to try that hard on food if you're already there for the beer. I've only been to a few brewery pubs, but generally find 'em to be kind of just OK. I'm sure there are some excellent ones, though.

In related news, I'm going to try and brew a Pumpkin Porter and Ginger Saison out of the dogfish homebrew recipe book. Pumpkin Porter is a bit involved, so this may end in disaster.
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Post #94 by LTrain » Mon Aug 05, 2013 3:05 pm

Victorys brewpub is great.
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Post #95 by CantSeeColors » Tue Aug 06, 2013 9:29 am

jester wrote:Probably figure they don't have to try that hard on food if you're already there for the beer. I've only been to a few brewery pubs, but generally find 'em to be kind of just OK. I'm sure there are some excellent ones, though.


Nah, it's more like they're trying too hard. All kinds of weird combinations and Asian fusion and crap that doesn't really work that well (except the mac and cheese I had). As you said though, we were there for the beer and their facility is gorgeous, so we weren't complaining too much.

LTrain wrote:Victorys brewpub is great.


I thought that was closed for renovations or some shit. Is it back?

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