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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #240 on: May 11, 2015, 15:27 »
If you live near there, CJ, I will pay you a visit next time. I hope to be over more regularly due to developing business interests.

Remarkably nearby - in fact, I was there only last Thursday, and in Richmond the Monday before that[1].

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Starting with Westy is a bit crazy and, if you didn't buy it at source, it's also rather against the spirit of the beer, which is not supposed to be resold.
It wasn't purchased by me, at all... my friend had made the trip on the weekend of Gent-Wevelgem (he spotted the Death Star in Kortrijk, where he stayed overnight[2]) and picked up his allowance, and surprised us with it when we arrived at his house in the afternoon.

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Bourgogne des Flandres can be a little bit vinegary, especially if not at the right temperature, but if tasted on tap it completely transcends from an interesting cooking beer to the realms of the truly sublime. :cool Best enjoyed among the filthy old derelicts at Au Bon Vieux Temps in downtown Brussels. :lol

Nothing filthy nor derelict about Au Bon Vieux Temps! I can certainly remember being in worse places in Brussels!![3]
 1. I continue to be glad it wasn't Lancasterke I saw in Richmond Park in full Saxo camo-kit
 2. I didn't ask about motorhomes...
 3. Although their names currently escape me - it's where I first had Gulden Draak, though
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    Re: The Beer Thread
    « Reply #241 on: May 22, 2015, 16:51 »
    I am now having one of the weirdest tasting beers I've ever had. I can't really decide whether it's good or terrible. Really weird, strong basil taste and I don't know whether it works with beer


    I do think I like it, you really need to get used to it, but it is quite refreshing
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    Re: The Beer Thread
    « Reply #242 on: June 08, 2015, 01:54 »
    Just released

    Choklat Oranj



    STYLE: Imperial Stout brewed with Chocolate & Orange Peels
    ABV: 10.0%

    I haven't tried it yet, but based on Southern Tier's other delicious dessert stout, I am highly optimistic.  :cool
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    Re: The Beer Thread
    « Reply #243 on: June 08, 2015, 08:53 »
    Just released

    Choklat Oranj



    STYLE: Imperial Stout brewed with Chocolate & Orange Peels
    ABV: 10.0%

    I haven't tried it yet, but based on Southern Tier's other delicious dessert stout, I am highly optimistic.  :cool

    Let us know how that goes.

    I hear a lot about Mikkeller beers but Danish beer isn't readily available here in Belgium, so in Tallinn recently I took the opportunity to get my laughing gear around one of these:



    Tiger Baby: Open Windows Open Hills

    To be fair, that rather self-absorbed name is never going to go down well with me - this is beer, not prog rock - and the taste is rather unremarkable. I later learned it had to do with a music album launch. Pfft. Expensive and mediocre.
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    Re: The Beer Thread
    « Reply #244 on: June 11, 2015, 23:25 »
    I just stumbled upon this, and was curious to see if it works.

      :win

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    Re: The Beer Thread
    « Reply #245 on: July 18, 2015, 21:56 »
    Next Saturday I'm going to the Birminghm Beer Bash and I was wondering if any of the beer connoisseurs of this great forum might be able to point me to beers that may be available to me based on the following link

    http://birminghambeerbash.co.uk/beers-listed-by-brewery

    any suggestions as to what might be a few of the better beers to try will be greatly appreciated.
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    Re: The Beer Thread
    « Reply #246 on: August 09, 2015, 19:14 »
    Stop searching:



    incredible, I just tried it out because a Belgian collegue told me I HAD to, and he was right, I think this is the best beer I ever tasted. The aftertaste is insanely good, I even taste cannabis  :S

    Of course I drank it near freezing point, like all beers I drink, but this one is something special.

    Too bad I only bought one  :angry
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    Re: The Beer Thread
    « Reply #247 on: August 26, 2015, 20:18 »
    A Beer thread... brill!! why didnt I see this before. :D :D

    all you really need is anything from my local brewer.......... some amazing stuff!!

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BrewDog
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    Re: The Beer Thread
    « Reply #248 on: September 13, 2015, 14:38 »
    Pomtiedomtiedom...



    cheers

    An expensive one but worth it.

    When I used to live near the border of Belgium my dad and I sometimes had them, with the incredible beautifull christall glasses with the golden rim. There was talk they were bankrupt but I found them yesterday at the 'slijterij'/liquor store yesterday: a magical beer.

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    Re: The Beer Thread
    « Reply #249 on: September 13, 2015, 16:44 »
    Pomtiedomtiedom...



    cheers

    An expensive one but worth it.

    When I used to live near the border of Belgium my dad and I sometimes had them, with the incredible beautifull christall glasses with the golden rim. There was talk they were bankrupt but I found them yesterday at the 'slijterij'/liquor store yesterday: a magical beer.

    Carolus is a solid brew. There's also a 'special edition' of it but that, unexpectedly enough, should be avoided.
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    Re: The Beer Thread
    « Reply #250 on: September 13, 2015, 16:49 »
    Bottle of Caracole the other day, an exquisite concoction from the eponymous brewery deep in Wallonia.



    I'm a big fan of their output. This one is rich in grassy and rounded, fruity tones with a lot less dryness than similar strong ambers.

    You can also visit the brewery and these guys are also responsible for a beer called Saxo, which is terrific.
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    Re: The Beer Thread
    « Reply #251 on: September 17, 2015, 21:34 »
    Carolus is a solid brew. There's also a 'special edition' of it but that, unexpectedly enough, should be avoided.
    Carolus, like some other famous Belgian beers, is famous for its 'droesem', dross in English, didnt know there was a [google] translation for this by the way...

    I always was taught by my father not to drink the dross: yep, I didnt listen to him - quelle surprise there -, the dross of Gouden Carolus is worth not to not drink  :cool

    Worth all the money this one, not every week of course.

    Question, does anyone here know what happened to Hoegarden? I seem not to be able to find their Grand Crue's anymore here in Holland?


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    Re: The Beer Thread
    « Reply #252 on: September 18, 2015, 08:59 »
    Carolus, like some other famous Belgian beers, is famous for its 'droesem', dross in English, didnt know there was a [google] translation for this by the way...

    I always was taught by my father not to drink the dross: yep, I didnt listen to him - quelle surprise there -, the dross of Gouden Carolus is worth not to not drink  :cool

    Worth all the money this one, not every week of course.

    Question, does anyone here know what happened to Hoegarden? I seem not to be able to find their Grand Crue's anymore here in Holland?

    "Droesem" --> sediment or dregs. The latter has fallen into disuse in this context since most beers in the Anglophone world nowadays are filtered.

    It is good advice, that one should not drink them. They consist of various 'restes' - impurities from the brewing ingredients - and can cause diarrhoea.

    Hoegaarden is a mass produced InBev product so the sub-branding comes and goes. Grand Cru is still available but evidently they don't export it. Hardly surprising, really, it's like trying to sell an Extra Fine Kit Kat or an Organic Coke.

    If you like your witbier, seek out a Blanche de Namur and you'll never go back. :cool
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    Re: The Beer Thread
    « Reply #253 on: September 18, 2015, 17:19 »
    Hoegaarden used to be the best white bear in the world, untill they changed the mix around 1995 which made it extremely sour if I recall correctly.

    I never drink white beer anymore I must say, I usually take my preferred beers: Duvel, Westmalle, Gulpener Gladiator. I used to try other doubles and triples but they were or to sweet or the had a bad aftertaste, I say: never change a winning team.

    When I want a pilsener I get me a Brand or a Grolsch or a Warsteiner [German pilseners are also great] or an Oetinger [from the Lidl  :cool], no pee like Heineken [although in the midst of summer on a terras it is drinkable].
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    Re: The Beer Thread
    « Reply #254 on: September 18, 2015, 19:08 »
    Hoegaarden used to be the best white bear in the world, untill they changed the mix around 1995 which made it extremely sour if I recall correctly.

    I never drink white beer anymore I must say, I usually take my preferred beers: Duvel, Westmalle, Gulpener Gladiator. I used to try other doubles and triples but they were or to sweet or the had a bad aftertaste, I say: never change a winning team.

    When I want a pilsener I get me a Brand or a Grolsch or a Warsteiner [German pilseners are also great] or an Oetinger [from the Lidl  :cool], no pee like Heineken [although in the midst of summer on a terras it is drinkable].

    I think Westmalle Tripel is the finest of its kind that I've tasted here in Belgium. And I've tasted a lot ...  :lol
     
    I don't know whereabouts you live, CC, but if someday you do slip into Flanders, the café just across from the monastery at Westmalle, which isn't so far from the Dutch border, serves it van 't vat and it is extraordinary. I don't know anywhere else that does.
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    Re: The Beer Thread
    « Reply #255 on: September 18, 2015, 21:01 »
    Carolus is a solid brew. There's also a 'special edition' of it but that, unexpectedly enough, should be avoided.
    I fell in love with Carolus Ambrio at a beer festival in Manchester a few years back.

    I was suitably under the influence as I wandered into my local guitar shop and promptly fell in love with a 12-string guitar. I named her Amy ;)
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    Re: The Beer Thread
    « Reply #256 on: September 18, 2015, 21:17 »
    I think Westmalle Tripel is the finest of its kind that I've tasted here in Belgium. And I've tasted a lot ...  :lol
     
    I don't know whereabouts you live, CC, but if someday you do slip into Flanders, the café just across from the monastery at Westmalle, which isn't so far from the Dutch border, serves it van 't vat and it is extraordinary. I don't know anywhere else that does.
    Yeah, it is strange, I too tasted a LOT  :lol triples and doubles, Moortgat, Bruges, you name it, they just dont taste as good as Westmalle, and: their glasses arent as beautifull as Westmalle's. The glass is also a WOW factor of course. Kwak on the other hand is also very very nice.



    That glass...

    [I am notorious for steeling glasses in bars you know...]

    But, I prefer the Double of Westmalle, somehow I like it better than the Triple.

    And Duvel of course, the new edition.


    Here, a lot to explore:
    http://www.beerofbelgium.com/nl/belgische-bieren/dubbel-donker/page2.html

    and yet I dont think anyone can convince me of a better beer than Westmalle/Duvel/Gouden Karolus/Kwak/Leffe.
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    Re: The Beer Thread
    « Reply #257 on: September 18, 2015, 21:31 »


    That glass...

    [I am notorious for steeling glasses in bars you know...]

    I used to enjoy watching tourists attempt the Kwak experience. If you pour it too fast, it kicks and comes out of your nostrils. That only happened once that I saw because people gave the weird contraption the respect it deserves.

    I was in Cirio in downtown Brussels when that happened. I particularly remember that because it was a dull middle-aged guy with an attractive young women and we were trying to guess if they were lovers or relatives. They were terribly cuddly with each other.

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    Re: The Beer Thread
    « Reply #258 on: September 19, 2015, 11:21 »
    Yeah, I can see that, the ones on the left I guess? Very cudly indeed  ;)

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    Re: The Beer Thread
    « Reply #259 on: November 01, 2015, 13:54 »


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    SUBTLE bitterness with a spicy touch
    at 7.5%

    The Leffe Royale Mapuche is a genuine product of the South American sun. Through the process of dry hopping, his complex character, its copper color, its subtle bitterness and spicy notes, an ode to perfection. You taste a bouquet of blueberries, red fruit, peach and apricot. Make the most of the expertise of our master brewer and Cascade IPA in a chalice of Leffe Royale.

    A SHORT STORY OF A LEGENDARY BEER

    When dry hopping let circulate the cold beer through a bed of hops, which we recover all the aromatic oils that lurk in the petals of the hop cones. If you were to add the hops at warm temperatures, move some of the aromas lost through evaporation. This procedure takes place at the end of the fermentation process.

    ADVICE FROM EXPERTS

    For a master brewer, there is nothing more precious than hop. Because the hops determines all the attributes of the beer. The character, the flavor and the color. The choice of which is the basis of everything and be done with extensive knowledge and accuracy. When master brewer Charles Nowen the Leffe Royale range has developed his ambition was clear: develop exceptional and distinctive beers that are both unique and special. After he had traveled the world looking for the very best hopkwekers, he finally chose three hops. One of those hops, the Mapuche. This exceptional and precious hops are grown exclusively for Leffe on the Patagonian plains in Argentina. This hop has a bouquet of blueberries, red fruit, peach and apricot.

    The brewer hasnt lied on this one, an excellent beer. And, with 7.5% not heavy at all. Great beer for rainy autumn sundays watching Feyenoord loose to ADO or the Koppenberg Cross.
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    Re: The Beer Thread
    « Reply #260 on: November 28, 2015, 15:02 »
    A new one, from Brewery 'T Anker, again  ;)





    Through google translate:

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    GOLDEN CAROLUS HOPSINJOOR

    INTRODUCTION

    Gouden Carolus Hopsinjoor completes the palate of the gamma Carolus beers. "Hopsinjoor" is a reference to both the figure "Opsinjoor" which is intertwined with the city's [Mechelen] history and also the five hop varieties used. The hops are added at different times during the cooking process in order to keep a maximum of aroma.
    It is a predominantly mild beer with a bitter aftertaste.

    Gouden Carolus Hopsinjoor was launched in 2008 on the Zythos-beer festival and was an immediate hit. The many visitors chose it as the best beer in which the Het Anker brewery "Consumers Trophy Zythos Beer Festival 2008" in reception could take.

    The beer is bottled unfiltered to the extent possible to maintain the hop bitterness.

    Yep, this is a very nice beer as well. Not too heavy, not too sweet, not too bitter. Payed under 2 Euro's for it so also not expensive.

    I love our local liquor store I recently discovered, this instead of Gall & Gall - Dutch will know them - who are overprized [they charge 2,25 Euro for a Chimay which is 1,6 Euro at the other store for example] and really dont have a lot of choice on stock.

    Belgica still produces the best Bieres of the world I might say.
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    Re: The Beer Thread
    « Reply #261 on: January 20, 2016, 01:28 »
    To my surprise, Lima has a great selection of breweries.

    If you're ever in town, the Nuevo Mundo and Barranco Beer Company bars are well worth a visit.

    Strong IPAs seems to be the theme, although Peruvians do like their red and amber ales too.

    Most supermarkets have beers from Barbarian and Candelaria breweries, which are cheaper than some of the awful stuff they import from England like Abbots.

    Very much part of the craft beer trend but I'm not complaining. Can't beat a good bottle of Cusqueña either, even one variety made with quinoa!
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    Re: The Beer Thread
    « Reply #262 on: December 21, 2018, 01:02 »
    Almost three years since this thread had any activity.  :S

    Well, here's a review of local breweries that's worth sharing. For such a small state, we produce a lot of craft beer.

    (Weird link though. It just keeps repeating itself, so you only need to scroll through about the first third of it.)

    Breweries Of Connecticut

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    If it seems like a new brewery opens in Connecticut every week, that's not far off — the state's beer scene continues to grow at a rapid clip, with nearly 50 operational breweries and dozens more in planning and development. We're planning to tell the stories behind these local breweries and what you'll find when you visit: core beers, specialty brews and sought-after releases; tasting room amenities, food trucks, special events and more.

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    Looking back through this thread, so many dead links and missing pics.

    The internet is often not kind to the passage of time.  :(
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    Re: The Beer Thread
    « Reply #263 on: December 21, 2018, 08:36 »
    (Weird link though. It just keeps repeating itself, so you only need to scroll through about the first third of it.)

    Breweries Of Connecticut
    And not available at all in the EU because GDPR - or rather, because US websites can't be bothered to make their websites GDPR-compliant.
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    Re: The Beer Thread
    « Reply #264 on: December 21, 2018, 15:40 »
    And not available at all in the EU because GDPR - or rather, because US websites can't be bothered to make their websites GDPR-compliant.

    Well that's not very effective then, is it? Hmmm. It's from our local newspaper (recognized as the oldest continuously published newspaper in the United States), so I suppose they weren't exactly targeting a European audience.

    But does that also mean that you can't view the linked images either?

    Either way, I guess I'll just have to do the heavy lifting for them, then (although I realize that a lot of the regional references won't make any sense to non-locals).

    So without further ado...
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    Re: The Beer Thread
    « Reply #265 on: December 21, 2018, 15:44 »
    [Reprinted from The Hartford Courant]

    Breweries Of Connecticut

    If it seems like a new brewery opens in Connecticut every week, that's not far off — the state's beer scene continues to grow at a rapid clip, with nearly 50 operational breweries and dozens more in planning and development. We're planning to tell the stories behind these local breweries and what you'll find when you visit: core beers, specialty brews and sought-after releases; tasting room amenities, food trucks, special events and more.


    Problem Solved Brewing: an equation of rotating beers plus customer feedback



    You don’t need a math degree to visit Problem Solved Brewing. But if you didn’t dread your algebra, geometry and calculus classes, you’re in good company at East Windsor’s new brewery. The mathematics-themed name, motif and beer naming conventions are nods to the co-owners’ day jobs. Alan Bukowinski, a math teacher at RHAM High School in Hebron, and Heath Gelinas, an engineer at UTC Aerospace Systems, met as homebrewers several years ago and collaborated to open Problem Solved in mid-September. Problem Solved now occupies the vacated Broad Brook Brewing space on North Road. The preceding brewery left East Windsor after announcing plans to construct a new building in Suffield.
    https://problemsolvedbrewing.com/
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    Stony Creek Joins Foxwoods With 7,100 Square-Foot Brewery



    Stony Creek’s partnership with Foxwoods [casino] started simply, as the Branford brewers worked with the Mashantucket resort casino to make them a customized IPA. “They wanted a house craft beer … they really wanted to find a local brand,” says Stony Creek brewmaster Andy Schwartz. The beer “took off really well,” he says, and that sparked conversations about other partnership opportunities, like a kiosk on the property. Foxwoods had bigger ideas, though — in the form of a 7,100 square foot, two-floor brewery, beer garden and cocktail bar. Stony Creek’s new casino presence next to the Fox Theater is now open, with 16 beers on tap, a five-barrel brewhouse, food offerings and seating for more than 300 guests.
    https://foxwoods.com/Stony-Creek
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    FOX FARM BREWERY
    From Dairy Farm To 'Far-Flung Dream'




    Half a century ago, the dairy barn on a 30-acre farm on Salem’s Music Vale Road was filled with cows. Years passed and the farming operation fizzled, then the barn sat idle for nearly three decades. That was until an ambitious couple bought the farm in 2012 with aspirations to transform it into a brewery. Zack Adams and his wife, Laura, built their home on the property, had children, and in 2015, started to convert the dairy barn into what Zack calls a “far-flung” dream. “A lot of pieces had to come together. It was a huge unknown to see if the town would be receptive to this, and even if the building itself was suited for it,” Adams says. “There were a lot of major enhancements we needed to make, to make this conducive to this operation.”
    https://foxfarmbeer.com/
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    Connecticut Valley Brewing Making Its Mark With New England IPA



    Before Connecticut Valley Brewing debuted its facility on Sullivan Avenue in South Windsor last fall, its signature beer, Trailblazer, was contract-brewed at Shebeen Brewing in Wolcott. The New England-style IPA, with characteristics described as hazy, juicy, citrusy and unfiltered, wasn’t always a crowd favorite, says Steve Palauskas, the brewery’s co-founder and owner. “We were kind of looked at as … that’s just a crazy style, it’s ugly, no one liked it,” he says. But as the New England style became more popular, Trailblazer became a sought-after brew, with buzz building on social media and beer-review sites. Soon, Trailblazer can releases drew long lines. “We were all surprised by it; I think even Shebeen was surprised. It was the right time for that beer,” Palauskas says. “When you have a line of people out in front of a very small brewery, that’s in a really popular location with a lot of traffic, people see that. From that style being laughed at and frowned upon, now it’s recognized.”
    https://ctvalleybrewing.com/
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    Kinsmen Brewing: Crafting A Community In A Rustic Setting



    Here’s a little extra incentive to walk, jog or bike along the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail: At the 21.3 mile marker, you’ll find craft beer. No matter how you arrive at Southington’s Kinsmen Brewing, which sits along the trail and enjoys plenty of foot and bicycle traffic, its founders and staff want you to be part of their clan. “Kinsmen just means community, family, kinship,” says co-founder Greg Caucci. “It’s about that brotherhood, sisterhood that we’re trying to create here, lasting relationships.”
    https://kinsmenbrewing.com/
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    Thomas Hooker At Colt: The Return Of 'The Old Guy' To Hartford



    In 2006, Curt Cameron asked for a Thomas Hooker beer at a Farmington restaurant to see if the bar carried it. A woman overheard him and asked about the beer’s origination. When she heard it was made in Connecticut’s capital, she scoffed. “If it’s from Hartford, it can’t be any good.” That dismissive response stuck with Cameron, who had just taken over the Hooker beer brand and brewing operations from the previous owners. He was determined to prove the naysayers wrong. “You look for things that motivate you,” he says.
    https://hookerbeer.com/colt
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    Back East Brewing: Renown For Its IPA Standouts



    When DRAFT magazine released its list of AMERICA'S 50 BEST IPAS in late June, the rankings included predictable favorites, like Cigar City's Jai Alai out of Tampa and the top-rated Julius from Tree House Brewing in Charlton, Mass. But of the featured standouts across the country, only one brewery's name showed up three times in the top 25. The judges, including certified cicerones, worked their way through a blind taste test of 386 submitted samples and chose three IPAs from Bloomfield's Back East Brewing. They ranked its Rakautra India wheat ale at No. 21, followed by the Galaxy-hopped Intergalactic Lupulinary at No. 16 and Ice Cream Man, with 100 percent Citra hops, at No. 5. "Let's take a second to marvel at Back East, for of all the breweries who were part of this tasting, they alone had three beers make our top 50," DRAFT EDITORS WROTE. "And those were the only three beers they sent! In sports, they call that 'batting a thousand.'"
    https://www.backeastbrewing.com/
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    Newcomer Lasting Brass Brewing Already Making Its Mark



    Ed Silva's beer-making journey began on his 25th birthday, when his wife bought him a home brewing kit. More than a dozen years later in December 2016, the lifelong Waterbury native would open Lasting Brass Brewing in the historic Old Pin Shop building on the Waterbury/Oakville border. "I kept educating myself on how to make better beer, the science behind it," Silva says. "Still, to this day, I'm learning things." The brewery's name refers to the city of Waterbury's motto, "Quid Aere Perennius," which translates to "What Is More Lasting Than Brass?" But Silva says it also pays homage to the brewers and breweries that have come before him.
    https://www.lastingbrass.com/
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    Counter Weight Brewing: From The Nuanced To Big And Bold



    If you recognize the beer names Sea Hag, G-Bot and Fuzzy Baby Ducks, you're likely familiar with Matt Westfall's career. During his decade-long tenure with New England Brewing Company, Westfall served as part owner and head brewer of the Woodbridge brewery, watching its popularity skyrocket in recent years thanks in part to demand for those highly rated IPAs. Last summer, Westfall began working toward a new goal — opening his own brewery. When he joined New England Brewing in 2006, choosing the job in Connecticut over an internship offer from Delaware's Dogfish Head Brewing, the company had been operational for about four years. "I wanted to do one more thing, from the ground up," he says. The Bristol native left his position in early October and began planning what would become Counter Weight Brewing in Hamden. Less than six months later, in late March, the brewery opened its doors. "We were able to do it pretty quickly, as a result of lots of wonderfully generous people doing me a lot of favors," he says.
    https://www.counterweightbrewing.com/
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    'Everyone Seems Happy' At New Park Brewing



    New Park Brewing, West Hartford's first craft brewery, sold so much beer during its March opening weekend that the owners had to close for two weeks to catch up on production. "It was a great problem to have, for sure," says John Doyle, a co-founder along with Tom Atkins and head brewer Alex Dee. They began planning the brewery three years ago, generating buzz by offering samples at friends' parties, beer festivals and local events. "We were hopeful that things would take off well, but I was pretty blown away by the response."
    https://www.newparkbrewing.com/
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    Creating Sour and Wild Ales For Adventurous Taste Buds



    OEC Brewing's team understands that tart, acidic and funky sour beers may not be for everyone. Even assistant brewer Tony Pellino admits he didn't fall in love with the style at first taste. "The first time I ever had a sour beer, I hated it. And now I've dedicated my entire life to them," he said. "If you've never had one, chances are you're not going to love your first sour. You need to have a few tastes and come back." OEC, or Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores (Order of the Eccentric Boilers, in grammatically incorrect Latin) just celebrated its third anniversary in Oxford. The brewery was founded in 2014 by Ben Neidhart, in connection with its sister company, international beverage importer B United. Neidhart, his wife Jie Yu, brewers Pellino and Dave Linari, and cellarmaster Clark Johnson make up OEC's core team.
    https://www.oecbrewing.com/
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    BLACK HOG BREWING
    Beer Born With A Culinary Pedigree




    Naturally, when cheese experts open a brewery, the beers' tasting notes include a suggested cheese pairing. At Black Hog Brewing in Oxford, co-founders Jason Sobocinski, Tom Sobocinski and Tyler Jones let their gastronomic interests drive their creations, from year-round core offerings to wild experimental ales. "They're food beers, because we're all culinary guys," Jason says. Jason's expertise in cheese is well-documented as the owner of Caseus Fromagerie & Bistro in New Haven. He says he became interested in beer, more than wine, while working at Formaggio Kitchen in Cambridge, Mass.
    https://blackhogbrewing.com/
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    Re: The Beer Thread
    « Reply #266 on: December 21, 2018, 20:27 »
    What's the deal with craft beer in a tinny?

    Even leaving aside the old (probably untrue) chestnut of booze tasting better out of a bottle, surely it doesn't fit into the image or ethos or whatever you want to call it of "craft beer".
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    Re: The Beer Thread
    « Reply #267 on: December 22, 2018, 00:30 »
    What's the deal with craft beer in a tinny?

    Even leaving aside the old (probably untrue) chestnut of booze tasting better out of a bottle, surely it doesn't fit into the image or ethos or whatever you want to call it of "craft beer".

    It's  a sinful sight, is it not? That being said, it's been a thing for the past five years or so. I'm pretty sure it's much cheaper than using bottles, and apparently there have been improvements to the methods of manufacture so that flavor, etc is no longer diminished due to the can (which was certainly true in the past).

    I'll admit though, I'm still not used to it and tend to go for bottles if given the choice, but many micro-breweries have abandoned glass altogether.  Discerning people have assured me that the can really has improved from the past. I did take a leap of faith on one particular beer, and it turned to be one my favorites in this style—a deliciously crispy double IPA.
     :)

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    Re: The Beer Thread
    « Reply #268 on: December 22, 2018, 01:30 »
    Not sure which of these links will be accessible globally, so in no particular order I'll offer some maps of Connecticut's beer offerings. One site has 75 different breweries listed.

    For a state that is only 110 miles (177 km) x 70 miles (113 km), that's a lot of beer per square!
    :beer


    http://www.brewingnews.com/webpdfs/YBN/YBN_Connecticut.pdf


    http://ctbeer.com/breweries/


    http://www.ctvisit.com/trail/beer






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    Re: The Beer Thread
    « Reply #269 on: December 22, 2018, 17:06 »
    It's  a sinful sight, is it not? That being said, it's been a thing for the past five years or so. I'm pretty sure it's much cheaper than using bottles, and apparently there have been improvements to the methods of manufacture so that flavor, etc is no longer diminished due to the can (which was certainly true in the past).

    I'll admit though, I'm still not used to it and tend to go for bottles if given the choice, but many micro-breweries have abandoned glass altogether.  Discerning people have assured me that the can really has improved from the past. I did take a leap of faith on one particular beer, and it turned to be one my favorites in this style—a deliciously crispy double IPA.
     :)

    https://sixpoint.com





    Am i reading that right, 9.1%. Thats pretty strong.
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