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  1. #301
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    Quote Originally Posted by Name Redacted View Post
    And maybe sales were down due to the pandemic so they actually had time to brew lagers for once?
    Could be. There were a ton in May/June but I didn't expect them to keep cranking lagers out. Just hope it's working out business wise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abraham View Post
    Could be. There were a ton in May/June but I didn't expect them to keep cranking lagers out. Just hope it's working out business wise.
    Lagers are kinda making a comeback too. Hazy Vienna lager dropping in 5, 4, 3, 2,,,,

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    Personally, I'll take a crisp, moderately hoppy Pilsner over a lager any day...

    But back to the lager, this editorial just popped up in my feed:

    Are Lagers the gateway to craft beer snobbery?
    https://www.winemag.com/2020/12/15/b...-palate-lager/

    For me, it is the IPA, that and the fact that most of my beer drinking friends still drink like they are in college, i.e. they like any and all beer, as long as it is reasonably priced.

    Interestingly enough, my gateway into bitter beers was through ESBs in London circa 1987. Those forever changed my palate. In regards to beer, that is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dookey67 View Post
    Personally, I'll take a crisp, moderately hoppy Pilsner over a lager any day....
    Pilsner is lager homey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Name Redacted View Post
    Pilsner is lager homey.
    Fair enough.
    Though pilsners are lagers, not all lagers are pilsners...


    But I prefer Pilsner lagers (specifically Czech or German styled) over lager lagers (American lagers like Bud and PBR).
    In short, I am not a fan of malty oriented lagers...
    "Man, we killin' elephants in the back yard..."

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    Schwarzbier is my favorite lager.

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    Finally getting BBC beer down here.

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    This one is boozy delicious

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    I picked up some Lagunitas Willetized at Trader Joe's yesterday on a whim as I tend to like Lagunitas' stuff. Man is it good. I wish I'd picked up a few more 4 packs. It's very alcoholic but hides isnt overwhelming. It's very well balanced between the flavors. Just a really good big stout and a very nice semi-surprise.

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    Not an IPA from Stoup. Not bad.

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    Merry Christmas! Made our way through the advent calendar of German beers. Not a bad beer in the box and several were really good. Click image for larger version. 

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  12. #312
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    An old standby. I'd say it tastes something like a hybrid between a malty winter ale and an IPA. Definitely hoppier than most winter seasonals.
    Specs:
    HOPS: Simcoe, Azacca, Chinook, Centennial
    MALT: 2-Row, C40, C60, Black Malt
    ABV: 7.3%
    IBU: 65
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    Woah, nose of a port, sips like an ale!!

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    Nice ^^ Iíve been meaning to try one of those. Worth it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The AD View Post
    An old standby. I'd say it tastes something like a hybrid between a malty winter ale and an IPA. Definitely hoppier than most winter seasonals.
    Specs:
    HOPS: Simcoe, Azacca, Chinook, Centennial
    MALT: 2-Row, C40, C60, Black Malt
    ABV: 7.3%
    IBU: 65
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    I dug their Pig War White IPA when I had it some 5 odd years ago...don't see their stuff here in Cali, though (at least not in my neck of the woods).
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    STS Pils
    Russian River Brewing Company, Santa Rosa & Windsor, CA
    ABV: 5.35%

    A nice, crisp, and favorably bitter Keller styled pilsner from the makers of Pliny.

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    "Man, we killin' elephants in the back yard..."

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    Bob's Your Uncle ESB
    Moonraker Brewing Company, Auburn, CA
    ABV: 5/0%

    My introduction to drinking and enjoying beer actually took place in 1987 on a summer trip to London. Up to that point in life I had been a wine cooler drinker (I know, the shame, the shame).
    I immediately got sucked into London pub culture and the tasty goodness of an ESB.
    I honestly have not had an ESB since those days, so this was a bit of a nostalgic taste trip for the mouth. Nice even balance between malty sweetness and hoppy bitterness made this an easy drinker after a day of skiing.

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    "Man, we killin' elephants in the back yard..."

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    ESB used to be a style you saw all the time and now it's become a real rarity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The AD View Post
    ESB used to be a style you saw all the time and now it's become a real rarity.
    Moonraker is best known for their hazes, but they came correct with this release...
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    Quote Originally Posted by The AD View Post
    ESB used to be a style you saw all the time and now it's become a real rarity.
    Yup. Same with a few other styles as well. I'm having trouble finding saisons these days. None of the bottle shops I go to seem to have them, even bevmo had none.

    Nice barrel aged beers seem to be getting harder to find as well. Bottle shops here used to have a whole aisle or multiple coolers of them, might have just a handful of bottles now.

    Currently sipping on this - always buy it when I can find it


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    Just my $0.02, but I think some brewers have priced themselves out of the barrel-aged beer market, and it's leading to stores stocking fewer of them.

    I get that a lot of time, effort, etc. goes into these beers, but you have to be delusional to think someone is going to be $20-30 for a 12 ounce or 500mL bottle of beer. There is a cooler of singles at my LLS, most are 12 ounce or 500mL beers, and almost all of them are $20+. That is preposterous for beer. Plenty of 750mL barrel aged bottles are $30+ now. It doesn't cost 2-3x as much to make those beers now as it did a couple of years ago. It's unvarnished greed.

    I do love a good saison though. I had a great one of Logsdon back in the fall that I highly recommend tracking down. It was like $16 for a 4-pack of pints.
    I remember a bottomless freedom...

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    Had this one the other day. An exciting farmhouse ale

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    Is HF being distributed out west now? Bet that was nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Self Jupiter View Post
    Is HF being distributed out west now? Bet that was nice.
    Nope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dookey67 View Post
    Interestingly enough, my gateway into bitter beers was through ESBs in London circa 1987. Those forever changed my palate. In regards to beer, that is.
    Same here except farther north. My standard order at any pub was a pint of bitter and whatever the one Indian dish was.

    Quote Originally Posted by The AD View Post
    ESB used to be a style you saw all the time and now it's become a real rarity.
    And the few that do brew ESBs have wildly different takes on them.

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