What Beer Do You Like?

SethBullock

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Grocery shopping today ...

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And my choice for this evening is the Golden Valley Brewery Chehalem Mountain IPA.

This excellent IPA is brewed in McMinnville, Oregon, which is not far from my home.

"Balanced strength and bitterness allow generous late additions of Cascade and Crystal hops to pack this IPA with huge bright citrus flavor and aroma."

6.5%, 65 IBU

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We haven't talked about beer lately.

Shame on us!

What are you all drinking lately?

Seth 🇺🇸
 

HBS Guy

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Wine mostly. Clare Valley whites, Barossa Valley reds, some Langhorne Creek. The original Langhorne Creek vineyards were irrigated by the River (creek!) Bremer flooding. One year I was there flooding was extreme, vignerons downcast: all that water the vines would have tremendous vigor and not much fruit.

Will visit the Edinburgh Hotel, might buy some Belgians, write about them as I review each one. Dubbel, Tripel,
Quadrupel, Blonde Ales (Duval!) Alas, no lambics, no geuze doubt any real ones still brewed in Belgium. A wit if I can find one—Hoegaarden is horrible now.

Can read up a bit, write up, pour a glass, take photo, review the beer.
 
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HBS Guy

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Also some saison! Farm house ale, made in December, stowed in barrels until August to refresh the saisoneurs, the seasonal workers hired to help bring in the harvest. Maybe some spiced ales.
 

SethBullock

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Drank this while we’re sheltering in our house from the smoke. This is a really nice brew out of Washington state. From the website ...

HAZY L IPA
HAZY IPA
Introducing Hazy L IPA, our sixth year-round beer available in six-packs and on draught! This innovative take on the hazy IPA style features Citra®, Sabro™ and Mosaic® hops grown by BT Loftus Ranches. With an approachable bitterness and a crisp body, this hazy IPA was thoughtfully crafted for everyday drinking.

After refining our hazy game for a year with over 30 recipes in our Imagination Station, we finally settled on this hazy IPA recipe as the newest addition to our year-round lineup. It’s a nod to the ripe East Coast hazies with our own fun West Coast spin – which is why we decided to name it Hazy L, another nod to some of the greats that came before us: our great-grandparents’ B.T. and Leota Mae Loftus’ cattle brand ‘Lazy L.’

Availability: Year-round!



**Please Note: All Bale Breaker beer is heavily hopped and unfiltered, so some sediment may be present.

FIND THIS BEER
ABV 6.2%

IBU 40
Flavor ProfileCrisp and sessionable with approachable bitterness. Piña colada, grapefruit juice, lemon squares, strawberry candy.
INGREDIENTS
Malt Pilsner, White Wheat, Oats
Hops Simcoe, Citra, Sabro, Mosaic
Yeast BBBC House Strain
 

HBS Guy

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I am sipping a nice beer, got it cheap so maybe a little bit past its best, Bruery Co “Grain Damage” IPA. 6.8%. Doesn’t say the IBUs on the can. Not too fizzy, a lovely clean fruity hop note on the nose. No noticeable malt flavor, to be expected in a hoppy beer.

Would buy this beer again!
 

SethBullock

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@HBS Guy Haha, "Grain Damage" Ah well, we all gotta die of something, right?

Tried this out tonight. I've drank and reported on other beers from the Breakside Brewery in Portland. Portland - a beautiful city at the confluence of two great rivers, the Columbia and the Willamette. A city with the most fucked up politics in the entire USA, but a city that likes and produces some great beer.

This is just one of those small batches from Breakside called Morning Dew. Very hazy, fruity and hoppy, straw colored, wheat-laden.
7.1%, 53 IBU

Very good, glad I tried it. Wish I could have a glass with you guys.

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HBS Guy

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We need to find some Euro beers we can get there and here.

Chimay Dubbel and Tripel
Duvel
No decent Lambics anymore :sad

A French beer, Saison

Then make a time and we sit and open bottle, sip and discuss online
 

johnsmith

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I have actually been drinking wine more than beer lately.

Nah, i swapped back to beer a couple of weeks ago ... far to hot for wine now. I have a half bottle of red sitting there for about two weeks that I couldn't bring myself to finish because it was either that or a cold beer. I'll have to tip it out.
 

johnsmith

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Nah, i swapped back to beer a couple of weeks ago ... far to hot for wine now. I had a half bottle of red sitting there for about two weeks that I couldn't bring myself to finish because it was either that or a cold beer. I'll have to tip it out.
 

HBS Guy

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Chilled white wine is what I am drinking.

Going to can some blood orange juice, try it with gin and sodawater in summer.


What I would like to do is a Napa Valley wine tasting. Sure there would be some here.
 

HBS Guy

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Drank a can of Rogue chocolate stout. Forgettable.

BUT

I have a bottle of Deschute’s “Black Butte” and am keen to try that tomorrow.
 
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