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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: The latest in French brewing
« on: June 30, 2011, 11:02:51 AM »
Very cool! Getting the French interested in good beer is an impressive undertaking. It's hard enough with Belgians.

The Pub / Re: Read any good book lately?
« on: June 22, 2011, 12:29:44 PM »
I just finished The Third Policeman this morning. That was interesting. Currently, I'm reading In the Rooms by Tom Shone and God is not Great by Christopher Hitchens. I'm not far enough to recommend the former yet but I definitely recommend the latter.

Thanks for the Hiaasen recommendation. I'm a fan but haven't read anything of his in quite a while.

The Pub / Re: Pabst
« on: June 10, 2011, 11:23:52 AM »
In my high school yearbook from my senior year, under my "plans for the future" it says: Music and Mickey's. I didn't stick with either.

The Pub / Re: Scotland Beer Stampede
« on: June 09, 2011, 02:12:12 AM »
Every single time I hear the word Michelob I think of either Stever Martin or Pizza Parlors from the '80s. I also remember seeing adverts from them about three years ago with a bunch of "new" recipes - dopplebock, weizen, that sort of thing - anybody try them?

I remember having my brother buy a friend and I a 6 pack of Michelob Dark when we were 16. I think the commercial sold me: "Dark beer: not just for thick-necked guys named Gunther". That was 21 years ago. I haven't touched the brand since.

The Pub / Re: One of the most important topics of our day
« on: June 03, 2011, 10:30:02 AM »
Over the top, but I also have a bidet.

Maybe not the cheapest, but Crate & Barrel has some decent glasses.

It does sound delicious! For some reason I have yet to make it to the brewery (I know they've been crazy busy getting it going, so I'm trying not to be annoying). I did ask about that beer a week or so ago at ML Fontainas and even they didn't have it yet.

How's the bitterness? I love Taras Boulba, but I'd love it even more if they shifted some of hops toward the end of the boil.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Traveling with Homebrew
« on: May 31, 2011, 12:14:02 AM »
As long as it's in your checked luggage and under the weight limit, there shouldn't be a problem.

Beer Travel / Re: DENVER
« on: May 30, 2011, 06:12:13 AM »
Ooh, good call on Pints Pub. I love that place. Very good cask ales and they used to boast the largest selection of single malt scotch outside of Britain.

Hey ryang, do they still have that odd table game? I forgot what it's called or even what it's about, but it was a blast to play after a couple drinks.

All Grain Brewing / Re: Spent grain
« on: May 30, 2011, 04:35:36 AM »
I usually spread mine out in the uncultivated bit of my in-law's yard. One time (and only one time) I put the mash tun in the garage and forgot about it for about a week. I thought someone died in the garage.

Ingredients / Re: Honey tips
« on: May 30, 2011, 02:52:14 AM »
I used honey instead of sugar for a tripel-ish beer I brewed last winter. I added it 1 minute before the end of boil. It turned out really nice, but I think I got lucky with the honey, too. I bought the cheapest thing I could find in any quantity, which was a buckwheat honey. It has a really nice, almost malty flavor to it that I think worked really well with the beer.

Beer Travel / Re: DENVER
« on: May 27, 2011, 01:39:23 AM »
I've got to recommend Wynkoop, I think it's contractual. :)  Great food there though, with good beer and you can walk to Falling Rock after lunch/dinner.  Walk over to Great Divide too.

Drive to Boulder and visit Avery, Mountain Sun, and Redstone Meadery.

I endorse everything said here. Just thinking about the nachos at Wynkoop makes me drool. Best ever.

Beer Travel / Re: Westvleteren 12, where to get some....
« on: May 27, 2011, 01:37:00 AM »
Bought a 12 from a bottle shop in Brussels in December of 2009... just drank it to celebrate passing the NY bar... pretty good, but no better than Rochefort 10 or St. Bernardus 12, IMO.

I agree on the 12. It's a bit overrated. The 6, on the other hand, doesn't get nearly enough attention.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Help me decide
« on: May 19, 2011, 12:49:04 PM »
Definitely something rapture themed. You know it's this Saturday, right?

Whatever the style, you gotta give it a rapture-based name. End Times Barley Wine? Purgatory Pilsner? Armageddon Red(den)?

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