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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Hop Test
« on: July 26, 2016, 09:03:15 AM »
Was it a Brulosophy xBeeriment?

Events / Re: GABF - DD
« on: July 25, 2016, 08:32:31 AM »
This is on the FAQ page:

Do you sell a Designated Driver ticket?
Yes, Designated Driver tickets are available for all sessions for $25 each. Free, non-alcoholic sodas will be available and each Designated Driver receives a complimentary gift, available in the Designated Driver Lounge. Designated Drivers are welcome to attend the beer and food seminars, walk around the festival floor, or relax in the Designated Driver Lounge.

I'm glad they still do the DD ticket.  One of the things that bugs me about the VT Brewer's Festival is taking away the DD option.  They even used to allow kids on the Saturday day session, with games, soft drinks, face painting, etc.  Not any more though.

The Pub / Re: New Massachusetts Brewery
« on: July 25, 2016, 05:47:29 AM »
Awesome...I'll add it to my New England Google map.  May you are way out there though!

Beer Recipes / Re: marzen
« on: July 22, 2016, 05:09:37 AM »
FWIW, I just did one with 65% Vienna, 21% Munich 9L, 10% Pils, and 4% melanoidan IIRC.

Edit -  Also, this one's on the light end of the color range. I believe it's 7.7 SRM.

The one I just won a silver with was:

  Munich 10L       37.7%
  Pilsner             30.2%
  Vienna             22.6%
  Caramunich III    7.5%
  Melanoidan         1.9%

I think this year I'm lowering the Pils percentage and raising the Vienna and possibly the Munich. 

The Pub / Re: HVAC companies too busy to bother?
« on: July 21, 2016, 05:29:26 AM »
A call back would have been nice, even just to say it would be a week before they could get there. 

Funny how these things always break at the worse times, huh?  All this stuff usually happens to me on a Sunday when nothing is open.  Like running out of CO2 in the I always have the spare on hand.

Events / Re: Great American Beer Festival Denver---Presale Tickets
« on: July 21, 2016, 05:23:18 AM »
That's $38 more dollars for the other stuff :)
If you haven't researched how membership will allow you get that $38 back, and then some, then you are Going about the whole thing wrong.

You got this right.  From the wealth of info in Zymurgy to access to GABF and NHC (I'm still a holdout on the con thing).  Not to mention I get my money back within the first couple months with the pub discounts.

Homebrewer Bios / Re: Conner MacLeod- Concord, CA
« on: July 01, 2016, 10:10:08 AM »
I thought there could be only one! :)

Welcome.  I've been wanting to get to the Grenade since it opened, but I'm on the other side of the country.  Someday.

Commercial Beer Reviews / Earth Eagle Brewings
« on: July 01, 2016, 06:24:03 AM »
Gotta give a shout out to one of my local favorites who just had a nice write up in the Boston Globe:

If you are in the Portsmouth, NH area (which basically means if you are in New England...yes everything is that close), definitely make a plan to stop by.

I can also give you recommendations for several other places around as well.  Tod Mott's place, Tributary Brewing is right across the bridge in Kittery, ME.  Tod is famous for Kate the Great Imperial Stout (now called Mott the Lesser) and the creator of Harpoon IPA back in the day.


If I ever open/own a brewery we'll just do a Torso series of beers named Bob, Phil, Matt, etc. Sure it will be in poor taste, but at least no one will get all bent out of shape over the names!

Don't forget Eileen...need something for the ladies (and hipsters :) )

The Pub / Re: Baseball 2016
« on: June 28, 2016, 05:48:32 AM »
If the Red Sox don't get some pitching soon, I'm going to have to start pulling for the Cubs.  Anyone's team got a bag of balls they want to trade for Buchholz?

I'm just hoping Price has a second half like last year. 

The Pub / Re: Mission Accomplished!
« on: June 28, 2016, 05:45:02 AM »
Congrats!  Now start saving those SS checks and bottle return money to fund your trip to Minnesota next June :)

The Pub / Re: Oregon
« on: June 27, 2016, 11:42:09 AM »

The Pub / Re: Curse is over in cleveland
« on: June 21, 2016, 05:06:15 AM »
I never heard of Larry Bird being a douche.  Michael Jordan, either.

MJ will come up to you on a plane to see if you're wearing the right underwear...decent guy if you ask me :)

I'm just glad it's over so sports radio can stop talking about it.  I mean the Sox are in a race for first place and the Pats have had their first offseason workouts...who watches basketball anyways.

The only curse I want to see broken is the Cubs (assuming the Red Sox are out of it).  And of course that Patriots curse of not winning a Superbowl for 1 year straight...we've waited long enough! ;)

The Pub / Re: I'll be in Baltimore in late June
« on: June 16, 2016, 06:09:48 AM »
Dinosaur BBQ on Fleet St. and it's really close to S. Wolfe.

The Pub / Re: Live, from the NHC
« on: June 15, 2016, 06:30:41 AM »
Wish I could be there with everyone. Hopefully NHC makes it up to New England sometime in the next few years.

The post-conference survey they sent out had Providence as one of the cities you'd like to see NHC at.  Don't see that happening anytime too soon.

Boston would be great (and expensive) but I'd really love to see Portland (Maine...not that other Portland imposter :) )

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