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#541 devilsfan26

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 09:11 PM

Just got back from St. Louis, which has a great beer scene. Urban Chestnut had a ton of good beers, especially German styles, bocks and weisses. Also hit up Buffalo brewing co., a decent downtown brewpub. My brother lives out there and volunteered at a festival and filled a ton of water bottles with some great local stuff.

I was in St. Louis for about a day on a baseball games and breweries road trip I did two years ago. Did you go to Schlafly while you were there? We took a tour of that place.
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Posted 11 August 2012 - 09:15 PM

I was in St. Louis for about a day on a baseball games and breweries road trip I did two years ago. Did you go to Schlafly while you were there? We took a tour of that place.


We skipped it, because my brother likes Urban Chestnut better, and we didn't have that much time. I think they opened in the last 2 years, so you wouldn't have been able to get there. We just hit Buffalo up because it was in the same building as the barbecue place we were doing dinner in, though it turned out to be completely worth it.
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Posted 19 August 2012 - 12:20 PM

Had my first beer from Ommegang Brewery up in Cooperstown, NY. Fantastic beer and I plan on getting other beers from their brewery.
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Posted 19 August 2012 - 05:53 PM

Had my first beer from Ommegang Brewery up in Cooperstown, NY. Fantastic beer and I plan on getting other beers from their brewery.


Ommegang is good stuff. I know the office in bridgewater on 22 has bottles of them and once on a while they have one on tap. Had three philosophers last time I was there and it is good stuff but also set me back $9 for one bottle.
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Posted 20 August 2012 - 10:31 AM

Ommegang is good stuff. I know the office in bridgewater on 22 has bottles of them and once on a while they have one on tap. Had three philosophers last time I was there and it is good stuff but also set me back $9 for one bottle.


Yeah I think I spent over 10 for a 4 pack. Such is life I guess when it comes to decent beer.
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Posted 23 August 2012 - 08:41 AM

Forgot this thread existed!

Just tried the Sam Adams White IPA last night. Really excellent, especially since this is the only time of year I like wheat beers. A good combination of wheat beer refreshment with an IPA funk. Well balanced and tasty. Also, I'm glad there's some love for Founders as you generally can't go wrong with them, in my opinion. A couple of people mentioned the Cherise which, if that's their cherry beer, it's the only one from the brewery I found terrible. The Dirty Bastard, Old Crumuggedon and Double IPA are fantastic.

Also, Ommegang makes a damn good beer. I've tried most of the line, including the Witte, Rare Vos, Hennepin, Abby Alle and Three Philosophers. The Abby Ale is probably my favorite but the Rare Vos is an excellent everyday brew. Medium bodied, excellent flavor. One of those beers I could drink alot of with no problem.

Any Allagash fans here? The Black is ridiculous and the White is pretty damn good as well.
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Posted 23 August 2012 - 09:37 AM

Forgot this thread existed!

Just tried the Sam Adams White IPA last night. Really excellent, especially since this is the only time of year I like wheat beers. A good combination of wheat beer refreshment with an IPA funk. Well balanced and tasty. Also, I'm glad there's some love for Founders as you generally can't go wrong with them, in my opinion. A couple of people mentioned the Cherise which, if that's their cherry beer, it's the only one from the brewery I found terrible. The Dirty Bastard, Old Crumuggedon and Double IPA are fantastic.

Also, Ommegang makes a damn good beer. I've tried most of the line, including the Witte, Rare Vos, Hennepin, Abby Alle and Three Philosophers. The Abby Ale is probably my favorite but the Rare Vos is an excellent everyday brew. Medium bodied, excellent flavor. One of those beers I could drink alot of with no problem.

Any Allagash fans here? The Black is ridiculous and the White is pretty damn good as well.



I like Allagash too and sometimes forget about them. I am partial to their White.
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Posted 04 September 2012 - 10:04 AM

While on vacation in Northern, CA last week, I visited the Lagunitas Brewery in Petaluma and took the free tour, tastings included. Afterward, we ate, drank some more, and listened to live music at their TapRoom and Beer Sanctuary (How awesome is it that they call it a "beer sanctuary?" LOL). Good times were had.
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Posted 09 September 2012 - 12:43 PM

Nice, the only lively brewery I have been to so far has been magic hat and it was only because the crowd was fooling around. Bands? Nice
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Posted 09 September 2012 - 10:01 PM

Nice, the only lively brewery I have been to so far has been magic hat and it was only because the crowd was fooling around. Bands? Nice


I like the vibe at Triumph, though to be fair it's a brewpub and they don't do tours.
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Posted 10 September 2012 - 01:13 PM

I like the vibe at Triumph, though to be fair it's a brewpub and they don't do tours.


Which triumph? I felt each location has its own vibe and it's mostly due to the area it's located in.
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Posted 11 September 2012 - 05:38 PM

Which triumph? I felt each location has its own vibe and it's mostly due to the area it's located in.


I've only been to New Hope.
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Posted 11 September 2012 - 05:45 PM

I've only been to New Hope.



I used to go New Hope every week for about 2 years until I stopped about 10-12 months ago. IDK the vibe used to be more casual and now its mostly townies and hipsters. I only went there for a while because of trivia (which has gotten out of control and is no longer fun) and because the food was better than the Princeton location for years up until about a year ago.

Now the Princeton location has better food (there is a reason for that) and while the vibe there is snobby, I don't have to deal with the obnoxious hipsters and rude townies who think they own the place. Plus the Princeton one is 15-20 minute drive compared to the 35-40 min drive to New Hope for me.
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Posted 11 September 2012 - 07:01 PM

I used to go New Hope every week for about 2 years until I stopped about 10-12 months ago. IDK the vibe used to be more casual and now its mostly townies and hipsters. I only went there for a while because of trivia (which has gotten out of control and is no longer fun) and because the food was better than the Princeton location for years up until about a year ago.

Now the Princeton location has better food (there is a reason for that) and while the vibe there is snobby, I don't have to deal with the obnoxious hipsters and rude townies who think they own the place. Plus the Princeton one is 15-20 minute drive compared to the 35-40 min drive to New Hope for me.


Good to know. I haven't been there in a year and half; I'm in North Jersey, so I don't get down there that often.
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Posted 11 September 2012 - 10:00 PM

The chefs have been bouncing around at Triumph. I know the owner was recently looking hard for a Princeton replacement.
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Posted 11 September 2012 - 10:56 PM

The chefs have been bouncing around at Triumph. I know the owner was recently looking hard for a Princeton replacement.


That has been a constant at Princeton and I have a whole story that goes back years about this. The triumph in new hope even sent their chef ovet to Princeton to fix their issues a couple years back. After what I have experienced there since I've been going since 2006, the menu at Princeton is far better since they sent that chef over for a bit.

Btw have you ever seen Adam the owner? Nice guy and looks exactly how you would picture him to look as owner of that place based on menu and decor lol.
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Posted 12 September 2012 - 04:49 PM

I have met him but only briefly and your image comment is indeed correct :)
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Posted 30 September 2012 - 06:52 PM

Some of the beers I enjoyed drinking either this weekend or last: Spaten Oktoberfest, Kostritzer, Sierra Nevada Tumbler, Abita Pecan, Founders Breakfast Stout, and Allagash Black.
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Posted 01 October 2012 - 08:56 AM

Some of the beers I enjoyed drinking either this weekend or last: Spaten Oktoberfest, Kostritzer, Sierra Nevada Tumbler, Abita Pecan, Founders Breakfast Stout, and Allagash Black.


How is the Abita Pecan? I have heard various things about it but want to get your take.

Anything by Allagash is great but I am partial to the White.
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Posted 01 October 2012 - 10:22 AM

How is the Abita Pecan? I have heard various things about it but want to get your take.

Anything by Allagash is great but I am partial to the White.


I really like it! Unlike some nutty beers that tend to be really strong, the flavor in that one is slight, not the least bit overwhelming.

I just wish more places by me, Bergen County, sold it. The only place I've been able to find it is at Whole Foods. For whatever reason, there are not a lot of liquor stores with good craft beer selections around here, which is strange because this county is very populated.

And the one good liquor store near me that does carry a lot of Abita, Total Wine & More, did not get the Pecan for some unknown reason.

EDIT: I just read some of the reviews for Abita Pecan Harvest Ale on Beer Advocate. It seems some of the major complaints are that it is too light or not flavorful enough. But that is exactly the reason why I do like it.

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