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#561 mouse

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 05:47 PM

Finally tried Founder's Centennial IPA, one of the better IPAs I've had. Still no Stone, but one of the better beers I've had in awhile.
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#562 DevsMan84

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 09:33 AM

Good article today on nj.com about what the new law that Christie signed last month concerning NJ bewpubs means to them:

http://www.nj.com/me...t_river_default

It also talks about Triumph wanting to add a Red Bank location by 2013. I think I mentioned that about a year ago on here.

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 10:41 PM

If anybody's out in Brooklyn, the Brooklyn Brewery has a couple of limited edition specials worth picking up, the Companion (which you can buy with the Oxford Companion to Beer if you want) and the Bamboozle. Neither's cheap (about $12 a bomber), but both are real good and won't be around long.
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#564 Pepperkorn

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 02:44 PM

Jeez I am so sick of these over-priced brews now. Whoohoo variety - market is glutted and I hate wasting $$ on dreck looking for what's good. I hate paying for whats good too even. Seriously - at a certain point its just pretentious consuming, not fun beer hunting.

Homebrewing cider is where I want to go!
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 06:35 PM

Bump for BEER!
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Posted 11 January 2013 - 11:23 AM

According to FB of Riverhorse, they will be moving out of Lambertville sometime in the near future to a newer and bigger facitility in Ewing.

This sucks as I always liked seeing that brewery whenever I was in the Lambertville area, but this is good as they are only moving about 15-20 min away tops and with the newer facility they will be able to reach a greater group of beer drinkers.
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Posted 11 January 2013 - 03:18 PM

My uncle is tap dancing happy, he lives very close to the new facility.
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Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:09 PM

I have to add two new beers I am digging. 21st amendment has Bitter American which is an session Ale (think I mentioned this one before) but now I like their black IPA it is just the right blend if hoppy and malty. Another one is from horny goat called Brownie Stout, it tastes just like friggin brownies.
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Posted 18 January 2013 - 07:48 PM

Ahhh!

I'm glad I found this thread. Big time craft beer lover here. Spent 2006-2011 in the land of craft beer, Colorado. That's where I really discovered my love for good beer. So many great breweries out there: New Belgium, Oskar Blues, Boulder Beer, Avery, Fort Collins Brewery, Lefthand and many many brews that never see bottles.

As far as NJ there aren't many to pick from but I will say my favorite spot has to be Iron Hill in Southern NJ/PA. Absolutely awesome. Very good beer, great food and reasonably priced. Really recommend it if you're ever down that way. They have 6-7 locations and with this new legislation I'm sure they will be expanding soon. I also enjoy the Flying Fish Exit series beer (drinking a 16W right now in preparation for tomorrow's opener). And last year before a Devils game I discovered Carton's 077XX IPA at Edison Ale House which i really liked. IPAs are my favorite type of beer - especially imperial IPAs.

I have to say the Rock's beer selection is very disappointing. A friend of mine works over at Aramark corporate in Philly and says they won the contract for food and bev at the Rock and are taking over so I'm hoping better beers roll through.

I close out this loquacious post saying if you're looking for good bottle/can/growler selection Joe Canal's is my spot. Locations in Lawrenceville, Woodbridge and a few other places as well.

Anyway I look forward to chattin beer and Devils!!

Edited by gardenstatepkwy, 18 January 2013 - 07:59 PM.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 11:22 PM

I have to say the Rock's beer selection is very disappointing. A friend of mine works over at Aramark corporate in Philly and says they won the contract for food and bev at the Rock and are taking over so I'm hoping better beers roll through.

That would be nice but I doubt it. Anheuser-Busch and MillerCoors are always going to secure exclusive rights at bigtime sporting venues.
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Posted 19 January 2013 - 04:26 PM

Yea, sadly the Rock's microbrew heyday is gone unless the state micro's can create a legit venue distributor for themselves.
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Posted 25 January 2013 - 11:53 AM

I just bought a sixer of Bear Republics Red rocket. That was a very good beer, a nice Red ale malty with a high hop note that doesn't kill the beer. I know some of you mentioned their IPA before, I will have to keep an eye out for their stuff now.
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Posted 25 January 2013 - 12:11 PM

Yea, sadly the Rock's microbrew heyday is gone unless the state micro's can create a legit venue distributor for themselves.


My old man (Flyers fan that lives in South Jersey) and I were at Tuesday's game and he's a big craft beer fan as well and was excited to see "Beers of Newark" but his excitement quickly turned to sadness when he saw the actual beers at that stand. We ended up talking about all the good beers they could bring in to a "Beers of New Jersey" stand - Flying Fish (esp Exit 16 - is there a more fitting beer for a NJ sports team that once called that exit home?), Carton Brewing, River Horse, Cricket Hill...all better than the current selection. Too bad Budweiser has a stranglehold on Newark.

I cracked open an archived 750ml of Southern Tier Pumking last night. Still one of my favorite beers. Their 2X IPA is also an excellent beer - and value. Double IPAs that come in a 6 pack are a-ok in my book!
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Posted 25 January 2013 - 12:28 PM

Speaking of Pumking, they are also coming out with a pumpkin stout this fall.
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Posted 25 January 2013 - 03:33 PM

I bought a four-pack of Founders Imperial Stout this past weekend. Good stuff.

I also bought a bottle of Brooklyn Ops but haven't tried it yet. Maybe this weekend.
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Posted 25 January 2013 - 10:10 PM

Speaking of Pumking, they are also coming out with a pumpkin stout this fall.


Not a fan of pumpkins that are imperial or stouts.

Loving IPA's more and more
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Posted 26 January 2013 - 09:00 AM

I OD'd on Pumking this year - it started tasting too flavored to me.

Uinta out in Utah had some good brews. I wish I had access to more! Cutthroat Pale Ale was nice King's Peak porter was really good too.

We also had Wasatch I loved Polygamy Porter - I think it was the most chocolatey beer I've had - a nice chocolate though not artificial. We had another crappy local porter which I forget the name of the brewery even.

And the distillery - High West I think? They have all their nice stuff out there - they have crappy kitchy crap in the Jersey liquor stores. Their ryes were nice - a nice assortment. I really like whiskey - it's easier to have in moderation. I always feel like I have to finish a beer - though my brother in law came up with a nice saying - Life is too short to drink bad beer.

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 03:03 PM

Lately I've been really digging Sixpoint's beers, especially the Sweet Action. Quickly becoming my favorite brewery.
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Posted 26 January 2013 - 05:30 PM

I read a couple articles recently saying that hops lowers testosterone. I don't know by how much, and I know a whole host of other things do that too -- but still, because I love beer, it did make me step back and say, Wow, I wonder if it's something I need to be very concerned about.

Of course, I'm drinking a Lakefront IPA as I type this, LOL.

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Drank a couple of Troegs Java Head Stouts earlier today. Pretty good. I'd definitely have it again.

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 08:37 PM

I also bought a bottle of Brooklyn Ops but haven't tried it yet. Maybe this weekend.


So good! I got it for my brother for Christmas and he let me have a glass.
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