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post #1831 of 1979
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Originally Posted by sharkz View Post

I had previously never seen them before. I actually picked it up at a bar. I was even at Goose Island last month at the brewpub in Clyborne and was laughed at when I asked if they had any. Hopefully it will get easier to find. That and Founders KBS have been my unicorns so far.

 

It sells out pretty fast, though New York is supposedly swimming in BCBS sitting around right now, if you don't mind the trip across state.  Goose Island just released a couple more of their treatments of BCBS, their coffee variant and a new version aged in rye whiskey barrels with cherries.  Should hit distribution soon for the states lucky enough to get some. 

post #1832 of 1979
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Originally Posted by antberg View Post

How's that last pale ale?

Meh, and not worth seeking out.  It was either old or some flavor made me think it was old.  

post #1833 of 1979

Thanks for the info. I am right near NYC, I might need to venture across to border to procure some of it. I will have to do some rooting this weekend....

post #1834 of 1979

Nicely done Two Bros, nicely done.

 

Smooth as can be.

 

 

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post #1835 of 1979

I had a great weekend of beer related goodness. Did a tour/tasting of the Cricket Hill Brewery in nearby Fairfield, NJ, where we tasted a few good beers and it was a great way to unwind after a long week. Saturday morning I headed up to NY and was able to procure some rarities at the wonderful Cable Beverages in Rockland. This included 12 Goose Island Bourbon County Stouts, a Stone Mint Chocolate Stout, a New Holland Dragon's Milk, a Paulaner Salvatore, and a few other goodies. It was then off the the Captain Lawrence Brewery in Westchester. If you ever find yourself in the area, this is a great place to visit. It is a brand new brewing facility that is gorgeous and they have great beer (including some real interesting stuff in the pipeline). $2 for a tasting glass (which can be used any time you return to the brewery) and a tour with unlimited tastings, plus delicious food truck food (gourmet beef/pork/chicken hot dogs Saturday). Overall a great start to the chaotic month of December full of great beers!

post #1836 of 1979
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Originally Posted by sharkz View Post

I had a great weekend of beer related goodness. Did a tour/tasting of the Cricket Hill Brewery in nearby Fairfield, NJ, where we tasted a few good beers and it was a great way to unwind after a long week. Saturday morning I headed up to NY and was able to procure some rarities at the wonderful Cable Beverages in Rockland. This included 12 Goose Island Bourbon County Stouts, a Stone Mint Chocolate Stout, a New Holland Dragon's Milk, a Paulaner Salvatore, and a few other goodies. It was then off the the Captain Lawrence Brewery in Westchester. If you ever find yourself in the area, this is a great place to visit. It is a brand new brewing facility that is gorgeous and they have great beer (including some real interesting stuff in the pipeline). $2 for a tasting glass (which can be used any time you return to the brewery) and a tour with unlimited tastings, plus delicious food truck food (gourmet beef/pork/chicken hot dogs Saturday). Overall a great start to the chaotic month of December full of great beers!

 

Sounds like a great weekend.  Would love to try some of Captain Lawrence's beers, especially their wild ales.  Been trying to get a bottle of their Cuvee de Castleton after getting a bottle of Rosso e Marrone. 

 

I attended the SF area Cantillon Zwanze tapping at The Trappist in Oakland and had a few Cantillon lambics that they had on tap.  This year's Zwanze was a delicious rhubarb lambic. 

post #1837 of 1979

I too need to try more of their more off beat offerings. I had some samples of some pilots that likely won't make it to market, but I really would like to try some of their Smoke In the Oak beers and the Cuvee. I was able to try some Golden Delicious, which was an interested Belgian Tripel aged in apple Brandy barrels. Definitely one of the more interesting beers I have tried lately. A good tripel with a little apple sweetness and some alcohol heat.

 

I will be stopping back in two weeks during a trip to my girlfriend's family in CT. Hopefully they will have some interesting winter beers on tap for me to fill my growler with.

post #1838 of 1979

I bought the glass for $17 and got five free beers.

 

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post #1839 of 1979

Nice, I love the Weinstephaner!!!

post #1840 of 1979

Tonights beer - Blanche de Namur. Belgian Wheat Beer. 

 

post #1841 of 1979

Enjoy! Belgian beer is the best (I'm slightly prejudiced) ;)
 

post #1842 of 1979
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Originally Posted by Ultrainferno View Post

Enjoy! Belgian beer is the best (I'm slightly prejudiced) ;)
 

Normally I do not like Belgian beer that much to be honest. Often they are too thick and dark for me. Back in the old days I used to like Chimey and some trappist beers were my favorites. But now I prefer weissbier, pilsner and wheatbeer types. But this Belgian wheatbeer is one of my favorites. :-) 

 

By the way I was given two bottles of Westvleeteren 12 by a Belgian friend a few weeks ago. I have to admit they were VERY good!!! 

post #1843 of 1979
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Originally Posted by rasmushorn View Post

 

By the way I was given two bottles of Westvleeteren 12 by a Belgian friend a few weeks ago. I have to admit they were VERY good!!! 

 

A US distributor has released some of the Westvleteren 12 gift sets that the abbey started selling to support their renovation efforts here in California today.  Mad scramble by many beer afficionados at the opportunity to purchase 6 bottles of the 12 and two chalices for $85.  Unfortunately, I will not be joining in the hunt. 

post #1844 of 1979
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Originally Posted by daigo View Post

 

A US distributor has released some of the Westvleteren 12 gift sets that the abbey started selling to support their renovation efforts here in California today.  Mad scramble by many beer afficionados at the opportunity to purchase 6 bottles of the 12 and two chalices for $85.  Unfortunately, I will not be joining in the hunt. 

 

I did buy the Belgian set :)

post #1845 of 1979

St. Bernardus Tokyo

 

This one is a very solid B, a very drinkable wheat made more unique with the hops typically reserved for a triple, not a whit.  Unspiced, which is rare for pure malted wheat, a pleasure to drink :) 

 

 

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