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Classifieds / Re: WANTED: Savor Tickets???
« on: May 16, 2011, 12:47:02 PM »
Hey guys and gals,

I wanted to bump this up the ladder again in case anyone wanted to sell their Savor Tickets.  I could use 6 tickets for Saturday night.  I'm willing to pay face value plus your shipping costs, and maybe a little extra (but not too much extra).  I already have 4, but have more friends looking to come.

Thanks!

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Texas Beers
« on: March 18, 2011, 09:54:15 AM »
There's few on there that I haven't had. I drink a fair bit of Real Ale- did I mention that it tastes like homebrew to me? LOL I like their Full Moon Rye Pale Ale a lot.

Hope you enjoyed SA and our freakishly early spring.

I very much enjoyed the weather!  The Full Moon Rye Pale Ale was excellent.  Funny thing?  It was my last beer of the night on Friday, and I had to stop drinking it because I was getting too tipsy.  Shame, really.   ;D

All of you guys are right, though...the Riverwalk is still not a good beer spot.  I was lucky to find Shiner or Alamo when I was walking around.  But that one bar, Q, in the Hyatt Regency was on-point.  If ever down at the Riverwalk, I highly suggest it.  It wasn't just Texas beers they had, either.  They had some other excellent beers in 750mL bottles (Delirium, for one) that I have had before, so I didn't bother.

Eat local, drink local...always a fun way to live.  ;)

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Texas Beers
« on: March 17, 2011, 08:35:25 AM »
So I was in San Antonio on business, and our conference was held at the Hyatt Regency on the Riverwalk.  In the hotel, they have a bar called Q (for barbecue, folks  ;) ) that has an extensive selection of craft brews, many of them local.  My goal?  To try every single one of 'em while I was there.  Here's a list of what I had:

Saint Arnold Elissa
Saint Arnold Stout
Saint Arnold Fancy Lawnmower
Saint Arnold Amber
Saint Arnold Brown
Shiner Bock
RealAle Fireman's #4
RealAle Brewhouse Brown Ale
RealAle Full Moon Rye Pale Ale
RealAle Oktoberfest
Alamo Golden Ale
Independence's Stash IPA
Independence's Bootlegger Brown Ale

The only beers I didn't get to were the Rahr & Sons beers.  Pretty disappointed that I didn't get to try them, but this was a difficult task if you saw the size of this fridge!  I'm sure I'm missing a few (after that many beers, who could blame me?  ;D ), but how fortunate was it that my conference was held at the one place on the Riverwalk that had excellent local craft beer?

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Classifieds / Re: Want to buy SAVOR tickets
« on: March 03, 2011, 02:02:14 PM »
I've seen some for Friday on Craigslist's DC site, but they're going for $150-$225 each!  Crazy that they're being flipped like that.

By the way...the other thread you responded to was for last year's Savor event.  ;)

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Classifieds / WANTED: Savor Tickets???
« on: March 03, 2011, 12:23:58 PM »
Hey folks,

As an AHA member, I was fortunate to get my hands on Savor tickets for Saturday, June 4th.  I purchased 4 of them...the maximum.  Unfortunately, I was unable to acquire anymore tickets today for some friends of mine that would like to attend.  I'll be needing 4 more for Saturday.

I'm willing to pay face value plus shipping, if anyone is looking to sell them.  Thanks in advance!

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA
« on: February 22, 2011, 11:56:51 AM »
I think this beer (DFH 60-minute IPA), along with the rise of cask beers in DC, are what have piqued my interest in IPAs.  I used to avoid them like the plague, but I've had some really good IPAs lately on cask that are simply impossible to stop drinking.  Flying Dog also makes some interesting IPAs, but the DFH 60-minute IPA has my hands-down vote as the best.  ;)

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA
« on: February 12, 2011, 02:07:26 PM »
I started the thread on Miles Davis' B****es Brew by DFH.  That's an amazing beer.  The Punk'in Ale is probably my favorite seasonal beer, bar-none.  I enjoy their Raison D'Etre...very drinkable.  I agree about the 60-minute IPA...it's fantastic.  The 90 is very complex but tolerable.  The 120?  Forget it, dude...just too much going on for my palate!  It has some great notes, but it's overwhelming.

I like that Sam pushes the envelope, though.  He really finds some amazing combinations by thinking outside the box.  It's quite fascinating to see his show (Brewmasters) and see how ADHD he is, but how that quality works so well with his team.  I think they're one of the top breweries here in the US...if not the world?

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: DFH b****es Brew
« on: February 10, 2011, 07:02:08 PM »
is that b****es or boobies?!  ;D
Love 'em both!   ;D

I have a bottle in my fridge right now that will be cracked in the near future.  Found it for $35 at that restaurant, and thought it was worth it.  Paid about the same for each bottle that I bought on eBay recently.  I gave the other to my father for a birthday gift!

Man, I'd love to see this beer re-released.  It's just too good to not have a regular production run.  I'd love to have this on cask, as well!

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Commercial Beer Reviews / DFH b****es Brew
« on: February 10, 2011, 12:37:57 PM »
I gotta say, guys (and gals)...I found a bottle of this at a pizza/brew pub in DC, and I couldn't believe what I was tasting.  Velvety smooth imperial stout, combined with nice honey notes and gesho.  My buddy is also a craft beer enthusiast, and he agreed it was simply amazing.  I understand this beer debuted at Savor last year?  Any word on if they plan on a re-release?

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