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Title: Forced to buy beer
Post by: thirsty on July 07, 2010, 12:32:45 AM
We moved in May. I pretty much moved the whole house myself, one mini-van trip at a time. I had no time for brewing, and I have now run out of beer. I have some in the fermenter, but it won't be ready for a little while. This is the first time I've actually had to buy beer sine 06.

It's a very strange feeling.

I'm off to the supermarket. Wish me luck.
Title: Re: Forced to buy beer
Post by: beerocd on July 07, 2010, 01:05:15 AM
This is the first time I've actually had to buy beer sine 06.

Sticker shock about to hit  :o
10 to 15 dollar six packs seem to dominate now.
Title: Re: Forced to buy beer
Post by: tom on July 07, 2010, 03:49:23 AM
Stop over. I haven't brewed for 6 months (gonna brew 15 gallons on Sunday), but we can find something around here.
Title: Re: Forced to buy beer
Post by: euge on July 07, 2010, 07:06:17 AM
This is the first time I've actually had to buy beer sine 06.

Sticker shock about to hit  :o
10 to 15 dollar six packs seem to dominate now.


Oh yes! Prices have indeed changed in the last few years. Latter part of 2007 prices shot up several dollars.

I was recently out of beer but a quickie brew session and I tapped a keg @ 14 days. Wonderful!
Title: Re: Forced to buy beer
Post by: swampale on July 07, 2010, 10:56:22 AM
I know how you feel. I am still 8 days until my beer will be ready. Sucks big time, especially in a heat wave at the moment.
Title: Re: Forced to buy beer
Post by: lazydog79 on July 07, 2010, 01:14:06 PM
I know how you feel!  Back when I was in grad school, by brewing calendar got destroyed.  I still like to buy the occasional mix pack for variety, but I hear you on the price.  Craft used to be around $7-$9 a sixer around here.  Now, it's at least $9.  Makes me glad I brew!  Much more economical!
Title: Re: Forced to buy beer
Post by: Kaiser on July 07, 2010, 01:23:37 PM
I'm starting to run low as well since I've been too busy to brew. With tha $9+ six pack prices I'm always worried that I get something I don't like and I end up sticking with the old favorites.

Kai
Title: Re: Forced to buy beer
Post by: bluesman on July 07, 2010, 01:33:43 PM
Look at the bright side. This will enable you to sample some commercial examples.  8)
Title: Re: Forced to buy beer
Post by: Hokerer on July 07, 2010, 01:42:15 PM
Look at the bright side. This will enable you to sample some commercial examples.  8)

Especially if you buy somewhere that allows mixed sixers.  Then you don't need to worry about getting stuck with five more of a beer you might not like.
Title: Re: Forced to buy beer
Post by: thirsty on July 07, 2010, 01:53:14 PM
I bought a six of Sierra Nevada Kellerweis Hefeweizen.

It's ok, but I can't wait to drink the five galllons of Hefe in my bucket.

But at $10 a six, I'm going to have to find some Bud American Ale soon.
Title: Re: Forced to buy beer
Post by: beerocd on July 07, 2010, 02:01:33 PM
I bought a six of Sierra Nevada Kellerweis Hefeweizen.

It's ok, but I can't wait to drink the five galllons of Hefe in my bucket.

But at $10 a six, I'm going to have to find some Bud American Ale soon.

Hey you can snag the yeast from that; and not feel so bad about blowing ten bucks!
Isn't the Bud even hanging out around 8 dollars per sixer?
Title: Re: Forced to buy beer
Post by: blatz on July 07, 2010, 02:11:51 PM
love kellerweiss, its my go-to hefeweiss when I am in the mood for one, which isn't all that often, hence why i don't brew that style but once every couple of years.

$10 a six?? man that is highway robbery - I live in a rather high cost-of-living county, and it goes for $7.99 at the grocery, $7.49 at Total Wine, that sux man! 

culturing the yeast is a great idea - I've a friend who is a HW nut - he's been using kellerweis yeast since the first six pack hit the shelves, and it is makes a great product - I think he's won 3 medals so far and he's currently fermenting a dunkelweiss with it - can't wait to see how that turns out!
Title: Re: Forced to buy beer
Post by: thirsty on July 07, 2010, 03:16:03 PM
$10 a six?? man that is highway robbery

This is the number one reason I started brewing!
Title: Re: Forced to buy beer
Post by: beersk on July 07, 2010, 03:18:12 PM
Strangely I haven't felt like drinking lately.  I have plenty of great Colorado beer in the fridge, a nice IPA and Amber on tap.  Don't feel like drinking any of it.  Nothing wrong with short breaks here and there I suppose...
I buy the occasional 6 pack or two when I don't feel like drinking what I have on tap.  Goose Island is usually around 7 or 8 bucks for a sixer.  That or there's always my old standby for cheap times, that's right: PBR.  
Title: Re: Forced to buy beer
Post by: tubercle on July 07, 2010, 03:20:40 PM
PBR = $6.50/12pack = emergency stash
Title: Re: Forced to buy beer
Post by: jeffy on July 07, 2010, 03:32:33 PM
Fortunately for me, I can stop off at my local brewery for a quart growler fill for $6.  Mmmm, Humidor IPA.  I guess it's not that great a bargain against the price of a 6-pack (that's about $13.50), but it's nice and fresh.
Title: Re: Forced to buy beer
Post by: bluesman on July 07, 2010, 03:44:19 PM
PBR = $6.50/12pack = emergency stash

been there...done that  8)
Title: Re: Forced to buy beer
Post by: blatz on July 07, 2010, 03:46:15 PM
Fortunately for me, I can stop off at my local brewery for a quart growler fill for $6.  Mmmm, Humidor IPA.  I guess it's not that great a bargain against the price of a 6-pack (that's about $13.50), but it's nice and fresh.

Cigar City?  nice.
Title: Re: Forced to buy beer
Post by: jeffy on July 07, 2010, 04:56:42 PM
Quote
Cigar City?  nice.
Yep, less than a mile from work.
Title: Re: Forced to buy beer
Post by: weithman5 on July 07, 2010, 05:35:28 PM
my vienna has been reduced to cooking due to the mediciney/formaldehyde taste. so i stopped at trader joes and got a very servicable 6 pack of TJs vienna for just under 6 bucks.  that was on the 5th of july. interestingly enough it showed up as the beer of the day on the 6th of july daily beer calender i have.

i have defaulted to budweiser and sam adams from costco in emergency not too expensive.
Title: Re: Forced to buy beer
Post by: lazydog79 on July 08, 2010, 01:20:12 PM
my vienna has been reduced to cooking due to the mediciney/formaldehyde taste. so i stopped at trader joes and got a very servicable 6 pack of TJs vienna for just under 6 bucks.  that was on the 5th of july. interestingly enough it showed up as the beer of the day on the 6th of july daily beer calender i have.

I've been amazed.  The TJ's beer that I've had is danged good.  Over Thanksgiving weekend, my mother-in-law had bought some TJ's Bohemian Pilsner.  At first, I thought, "Man, this is going to be garbage."  I was pleasantly surprised to find a danged good beer!  ;D  I've had several other of there brews since and have not been dissappointed.  Plus, their brand is $2-$3 cheaper than everything else.  Just wish I had a TJ's around here...   :P
Title: Re: Forced to buy beer
Post by: jeffy on July 08, 2010, 01:58:47 PM
I stopped in my local grocery store last night and found quite the nice Sam Adams selection.  Their Pal Ale was $7.99, a good bargain.
Title: Re: Forced to buy beer
Post by: dbeechum on July 08, 2010, 04:26:12 PM
I've been amazed.  The TJ's beer that I've had is danged good. 

Helps when you have Gordon B and Firestone Walker brewing your house brands for you and they've gotten better about how they warehouse the beer. Sadly, they still don't have it cold at the store, but oh well.
Title: Re: Forced to buy beer
Post by: pyrite on July 08, 2010, 04:48:19 PM
I've been amazed.  The TJ's beer that I've had is danged good. 

Helps when you have Gordon B and Firestone Walker brewing your house brands for you and they've gotten better about how they warehouse the beer. Sadly, they still don't have it cold at the store, but oh well.

No kidding, that TJ's Mission Street IPA, is a steal for 6 something a six pack.  I did a side by side blind tasting with Sierra Nevada Torpedo and it's takes a bit to tell which one is which.   
Title: Re: Forced to buy beer
Post by: lazydog79 on July 08, 2010, 06:24:00 PM
Helps when you have Gordon B and Firestone Walker brewing your house brands for you and they've gotten better about how they warehouse the beer. Sadly, they still don't have it cold at the store, but oh well.

Aha!  I've been wondering and searching who brews their beer.  I knew it was being done under contract, but I could never locate who was doing the brewing.  Thanks for the insights.  Yes, now that you mention it, none of the TJ's I've been to in the Chicago area have cold beer.  Oh well - doesn't bother me since I'm usually taking it back to Central IL with me.  I will be much happier if/when Champaign-Urbana gets a TJ's.
Title: Re: Forced to buy beer
Post by: richardt on July 08, 2010, 06:39:47 PM
Sierra Nevada is $6.99/6-pack (all styles), and the Pale Ale 12-pack is $12.99 at certain stores (Total Wine, quality liquor stores).  Always a good go-to commercial beer in that bunch.
Title: Re: Forced to buy beer
Post by: thirsty on July 08, 2010, 08:17:23 PM
Speaking of TJ's. I know they have some good beer, but my GF got me a 6 of their blueberry wheat recently.

Bleah.

Maybe there are better examples of this style, but I really hated it. It was so sweet, it was like drinking a wine cooler.

I don't want to offend anyone, but this is a total girl-beer.
Title: Re: Forced to buy beer
Post by: lazydog79 on July 09, 2010, 02:02:12 PM
That's what most fruit beers are good for!
Title: Re: Forced to buy beer
Post by: thirsty on July 09, 2010, 05:33:57 PM
I'm not 100% sure, but it may have been the first fruit beer I ever tried.
Title: Re: Forced to buy beer
Post by: kgs on July 09, 2010, 06:27:06 PM
I'm a female and I find blueberry wheat beer disgusting. Just sayin'. I did finally find a fruit beer I like (DH Aprihops), but probably because it has such relatively heavy hops and malt for a fruit beer. Even Magic Hat # 9 doesn't quite do it for me, though at least I didn't have the urge to spit it out. Though I have liked the Schmaltz brewery beers brewed with figs, dates, etc. ... but that's a very different sort of fruit flavor.

Title: Re: Forced to buy beer
Post by: denny on July 09, 2010, 06:29:03 PM
I don't want to offend anyone, but this is a total girl-beer.

Not in my house, it ain't!  My wife is a tiny thing, but if it's not a 1.070 70+ IBU IPA, she's not interested.
Title: Re: Forced to buy beer
Post by: weithman5 on July 09, 2010, 06:37:08 PM
glad to see others like the TJ beers.  the calender i referenced earlier said their dark mexican lager is pretty good too.  I will have to try it.  I don't think I could get through the blueberry if it is strong on the berry.  The only fruit beer i have liked was the blackberry wheat from Sam Adams.
Title: Re: Forced to buy beer
Post by: kgs on July 09, 2010, 06:52:36 PM
The dry stout TJ sells for $5.99 is (imho) pretty darn decent. Black Hart or something?? (I do like non-hoppy beers, just not frilly rickrack beers.)  I have paid almost as much for a single of a fancy Spanish stout that wasn't nearly as good. It's not fancy, just dry and sessionable and roasty and all that.

Title: Re: Forced to buy beer
Post by: Lynux on July 09, 2010, 09:10:50 PM
TJ also has a nice oatmeal stout that's brewed by Goose Island.

You guys crack me up about the commercial beer thing.  My fridge is always stocked with both homebrew and commercial beer.  I love trying all the new stuff coming out and I think it's important to support craft beer in general.  I especially try to hit all the local brewpubs at least once a month.
Title: Re: Forced to buy beer
Post by: blatz on July 09, 2010, 10:18:03 PM
You guys crack me up about the commercial beer thing.  My fridge is always stocked with both homebrew and commercial beer.  I love trying all the new stuff coming out and I think it's important to support craft beer in general.  I especially try to hit all the local brewpubs at least once a month.

+1 - always have a good selection of commercial too
Title: Re: Forced to buy beer
Post by: atahoekid on July 09, 2010, 10:42:44 PM
I too am forced to buy beer.  I've got two cornys on tap with a scotch ale and an IPA but I doubt that will make it through the neighborhood block party tomorrow.  I also wanted to take a few growlers of my homebrew on my camping trip next weekend.  I think I will have to buy some for that.  The black IPA in the fermenter won't be ready on time (No beer before its' time).  Oh well, despite the cost I will at least be able to be adventurous with my selections   :(
Title: Re: Forced to buy beer
Post by: dean on July 11, 2010, 12:43:31 PM
Look at the bright side. This will enable you to sample some commercial examples.  8)

Especially if you buy somewhere that allows mixed sixers.  Then you don't need to worry about getting stuck with five more of a beer you might not like.

Thats what I do anytime I buy beer now.. 2 or 3 that I know I like and then fill'r up with brews that are new to me.   ;)  Its a good way to find beer styles you like and those you don't or at least any particular beer from any particular brewery.

Title: Re: Forced to buy beer
Post by: uthristy on July 11, 2010, 02:48:37 PM
Man I'm glad I don't have to buy beer except for twice/yr as our homebrew is always stocked. If and thats a big if our kegs run dry we just don't drink but that hasn't happened in a very longtime.

Present stocks> 70gals (kegs.fermentors) ,another 6 cases of bottles and then theres our Belgian bottle stash.

Yep don't see us havin to buy beer anytime soon ;D
its all about planning ahead and having backup plans
Title: Re: Forced to buy beer
Post by: kgs on July 11, 2010, 03:56:52 PM
Look at the bright side. This will enable you to sample some commercial examples.  8)

Especially if you buy somewhere that allows mixed sixers.  Then you don't need to worry about getting stuck with five more of a beer you might not like.

Thats what I do anytime I buy beer now.. 2 or 3 that I know I like and then fill'r up with brews that are new to me.   ;)  Its a good way to find beer styles you like and those you don't or at least any particular beer from any particular brewery.

While I was doing just that at the City Beer Store several weeks ago, one of the proprietors said that was very common behavior. I had a Pliny and a Blind Pig in my basket but was hunting for new things to try.
Title: Re: Forced to buy beer
Post by: bonjour on July 11, 2010, 10:02:55 PM
I don't want to offend anyone, but this is a total girl-beer.

Not in my house, it ain't!  My wife is a tiny thing, but if it's not a 1.070 70+ IBU IPA, she's not interested.
ahhh. session beers with some ibus
Title: Re: Forced to buy beer
Post by: enso on July 11, 2010, 10:45:18 PM
I think I spend more on commercial beer since I started brewing.  Not becasue I have to either.  I have a very generous stash of homebrew.  I just always want to try new and interesting things to inspire and inform my own brews.  I tend to buy more expen$ive beers and less of quantity I suppose though...

I am in the middle of a move myself.  No brewing for a while but I think I will be alright.  Most of the kegs are full.   ;D

I am jonesing to brew though.   :'(

I offered to let a buddy of mine house my brew stand and use it if I can brew at his place.  We shall see.
Title: Re: Forced to buy beer
Post by: hopaddicted on July 11, 2010, 11:02:58 PM
+1

I didn't drink crap before, and had't bought commercial beer (except out and about) in a while, now decent 6/12 packs seem to be 50% more than a few years ago and I find myself buying a lot of bottles for $10 each which was unheard of before. Maybe I'm cheap, but nothing beats the inspiration of a true Belgian Lambic when you are trying to recreate it yourself.
Title: Re: Forced to buy beer
Post by: brew-witch on July 12, 2010, 05:21:26 AM
I don't want to offend anyone, but this is a total girl-beer.

Not in my house, it ain't!  My wife is a tiny thing, but if it's not a 1.070 70+ IBU IPA, she's not interested.

I have to agree there... give me a nice hoppy DIPA any day.  And don't fruit the beer!

Nothin wrong with keepin a mix-six (or two) on hand.  Always nice to see what's brewin' especially from the local breweries.
Title: Re: Forced to buy beer
Post by: weithman5 on July 12, 2010, 05:25:07 AM
interesting the bear of the day on my calendar is mission st. blonde ale.  again Trader Joes.
Title: Re: Forced to buy beer
Post by: brew-witch on July 12, 2010, 05:31:04 AM
I work p/t at TJ's and they do get some pretty good store-brand beers, and depending on where you are in the country, you may get some decent local brews too (here in MA we get Smuttynose from NH which is one of my fav's).  We recently got 22oz of the Mission Brown Ale and Hefeweisen... and while neither was remarkable on it's own, we combined them (creating the "Brown Heifer") and it was pretty darn good  :D  When it's only $2.50 for 22oz, experimenting can be fun!
Title: Re: Forced to buy beer
Post by: dzlater on July 12, 2010, 11:08:28 AM
interesting the bear of the day on my calendar is mission st. blonde ale.  again Trader Joes.

Trader Joes
I was wondering what TJ's was
In NJ no beer or wine in grocery stores so I had no idea.
I am noticing that even my old favorite commercial beers don't taste quite
as good as I remember them after drinking only home brew for a while.
Title: Re: Forced to buy beer
Post by: jeffy on July 12, 2010, 11:22:55 AM
Thanks for finally telling us what TJ's is.  We don't have those here.
I thought it was a brewery......
Title: Re: Forced to buy beer
Post by: beersk on July 12, 2010, 09:04:49 PM
You guys crack me up about the commercial beer thing.  My fridge is always stocked with both homebrew and commercial beer.  I love trying all the new stuff coming out and I think it's important to support craft beer in general.  I especially try to hit all the local brewpubs at least once a month.
I agree.  I pretty much always have something in the DBF.  Goose Island never fails and now with the new beer laws in Iowa, there's a lot more great beers making their way into Iowa.  How could you only drink homebrew?  Why would you want to be so close-minded?
Title: Re: Forced to buy beer
Post by: kylekohlmorgen on July 13, 2010, 01:20:48 AM
Go big (or local) or go home...

If you're buying commercial, grab a growler or a sixer from a local brewery/brewpub...

Don't have any close? I agree with Goose Island. Ooh, and Dogfish Head...

It may be expensive, but once you crack open a 90 Min IPA, India Brown Ale, Bourbon County Stout, or Pere Jacques, you'll be okay with it
Title: Re: Forced to buy beer
Post by: beersk on July 13, 2010, 03:09:33 PM
Go big (or local) or go home...

If you're buying commercial, grab a growler or a sixer from a local brewery/brewpub...

Don't have any close? I agree with Goose Island. Ooh, and Dogfish Head...

It may be expensive, but once you crack open a 90 Min IPA, India Brown Ale, Bourbon County Stout, or Pere Jacques, you'll be okay with it
I actually didn't like the 90 minute IPA, too fruity or something...just didn't like it.  But Goose Island IPA is one solid beer, as is the honkers and 312.  I'm sad they don't bottle the oatmeal stout anymore, I liked that beer alot.  But they still have the Harvest ale in the autumn, might fine brew that is. 
But I agree about buying local.  Millstream is local, and they make some great beer.  Iowa Pale Ale is great, as is their oatmeal stout and Schild Brau.  They have a new beer now called Backroads Stout, which is their oatmeal stout recipe with more abv. Yum!
Title: Re: Forced to buy beer
Post by: kgs on July 13, 2010, 03:46:28 PM
Russian River, 21st Amendment, Magnolia, Social Brewery, Speakeasy... yeah I have no trouble buying local. :-) One of life's better moments is wrapping up the weekend with a pint of Prohibition Ale at the Little Shamrock on a late Sunday afternoon... and I can walk there!

I think the TJ's thread was partly about being able to buy quality but low-cost beer at a grocery store such as TJ's versus being forced to buy PBR et al.
Title: Re: Forced to buy beer
Post by: brew-witch on July 13, 2010, 05:48:18 PM
I actually didn't like the 90 minute IPA, too fruity or something...just didn't like it.  But Goose Island IPA is one solid beer, as is the honkers and 312.  I'm sad they don't bottle the oatmeal stout anymore, I liked that beer alot.  But they still have the Harvest ale in the autumn, might fine brew that is. 
But I agree about buying local.  Millstream is local, and they make some great beer.  Iowa Pale Ale is great, as is their oatmeal stout and Schild Brau.  They have a new beer now called Backroads Stout, which is their oatmeal stout recipe with more abv. Yum!
Also not a fan of the 90 min, but I like DFH 60 min, though not my fav. 

Yeah, if you're lucky enough to have a TJs that sells alcohol (not all do, it's a state thing) you can get their brand cheap, and pretty good brews, and often local brews for less than the grocery or liquor stores.

Haven't seen Goose Island, but the way you guys talk about it, I may have to hunt it down.  I have a friend who travels to Cleveland frequently and brings me back Great Lakes... nice stuff from what I've had so far.  We have so many local breweries here in New England, I spend every weekend exploring new ones  ;D
Title: Re: Forced to buy beer
Post by: chumley on July 15, 2010, 08:36:33 PM
On the topic of semi-reasonably priced quality beer, our office manager bought a case of assorted Kirkland beers from Costco, and I thought they were pretty good. Especially the German ones.

Then again, if I go buy beer, I am usually in the PBR or Original Coors camp.  This time of year, I gotta  buy cans for the raft cooler.... and although more and more micros are putting product out in cans, you cannot beat good American swill beer on a hot day out on the river.
Title: Re: Forced to buy beer
Post by: lazydog79 on July 17, 2010, 08:18:16 PM
Then again, if I go buy beer, I am usually in the PBR or Original Coors camp.  This time of year, I gotta  buy cans for the raft cooler.... and although more and more micros are putting product out in cans, you cannot beat good American swill beer on a hot day out on the river.

Absolutely!  As I always say, American Lager is a style, just like any other.  It has its own time and place.  That would be one of them.  8)
Title: Re: Forced to buy beer
Post by: thirsty on July 19, 2010, 01:58:45 AM
The crisis has passed. Started drinking my hefe on friday. Glad its a fast beer. Had some hops issues, some temp issues, but it tastes good. This is also the first beer in the new house. Totally dif water. Hard well water, but so far so good.
Title: Re: Forced to buy beer
Post by: weithman5 on July 20, 2010, 01:33:59 AM
I'm sad they don't bottle the oatmeal stout anymore, I liked that beer alot. 

I think I sent a pm to brew - witch on accident. Anyway. just was in Lisle, IL  saw goose island oatmeal stout in a bottle. thought you may want to know
Title: Re: Forced to buy beer
Post by: hopaddicted on July 20, 2010, 02:39:30 AM
I've been outta town for the past week or so unexpectedly, so leaning on Ommegang Three Philosophers, Ayinger's Oktoberfest-Marzen, and Sierra Nevada Torpedo to cut the nerves. I'm not usually a Sierra Nevada fan, but it has been my favorite surprisingly. TP just wasn't what I was in the mood for and the Oktoberfest was good, but not as good as it was touted to be.
Title: Re: Forced to buy beer
Post by: brew-witch on July 20, 2010, 04:52:48 AM
I'm sad they don't bottle the oatmeal stout anymore, I liked that beer alot. 

I think I sent a pm to brew - witch on accident. Anyway. just was in Lisle, IL  saw goose island oatmeal stout in a bottle. thought you may want to know

No problem :)
Title: Re: Forced to buy beer
Post by: beersk on July 20, 2010, 04:18:54 PM
I'm sad they don't bottle the oatmeal stout anymore, I liked that beer alot. 

I think I sent a pm to brew - witch on accident. Anyway. just was in Lisle, IL  saw goose island oatmeal stout in a bottle. thought you may want to know
Really...pretty sure they aren't bottling that beer anymore.  Might've been OLD bottles that you saw.  Either way, thanks for informing me.
Title: Re: Forced to buy beer
Post by: weithman5 on July 20, 2010, 04:21:28 PM
it could be old. i didn't check the dates.  if you aren't in this area let me know maybe i can swing back by the store and grab some
Title: Re: Forced to buy beer
Post by: weithman5 on July 20, 2010, 05:42:29 PM
So I got curious and ran down to the store during lunch.  bottle date was 2/24/10 for 7.99.  I was going to try it but alas, the fiver in my wallet was not enough.
Title: Re: Forced to buy beer
Post by: beersk on July 20, 2010, 06:48:11 PM
So I got curious and ran down to the store during lunch.  bottle date was 2/24/10 for 7.99.  I was going to try it but alas, the fiver in my wallet was not enough.
Well is says here (http://www.gooseisland.com/pages/our_beers/3.php) on their website that they don't offer the brown and the oatmeal stout in bottles anymore...so that sixer must be from before they stopped doing that.  I think it was sometime this year that they decided to stop bottling those 2 beers.
Title: Re: Forced to buy beer
Post by: weithman5 on July 20, 2010, 07:35:29 PM
suppose that was their last bottling. they had about 6 6 packs.  maybe i should snap them up. i have never tried it.  i am more of a lager drinker but i have truly enjoyed their honkers and 312 in the past
Title: Re: Forced to buy beer
Post by: beersk on July 20, 2010, 08:16:12 PM
You should check it out for sure.  I don't know about buying them all, you might not like it then you'll have a bunch of it that you won't want to drink.  Can't wait for the Harvest Ale to come out, that's some tasty stuff.
Title: Re: Forced to buy beer
Post by: coypoo on July 21, 2010, 07:10:39 PM
No one has mentioned one of the best things about buying commercial beer: free bottles!...unless you keg, then you dont care, but for us bottlers that is always a plus
Title: Re: Forced to buy beer
Post by: beersk on July 21, 2010, 08:35:05 PM
No one has mentioned one of the best things about buying commercial beer: free bottles!...unless you keg, then you dont care, but for us bottlers that is always a plus
Gotta watch out for the breweries that use screwtops though.  Goose is one of them.
Title: Re: Forced to buy beer
Post by: kylekohlmorgen on August 04, 2010, 07:00:46 PM
Russian River, 21st Amendment, Magnolia, Social Brewery, Speakeasy... yeah I have no trouble buying local. :-)

ugh... if only we could all live on the Golden Coast...

However Indy IS getting more promising... just added Sun King and 4 new brewpubs/microbreweries are on the way in the fall :)