Jump to content

Photo

BEER


  • Please log in to reply
1049 replies to this topic

#701 gardenstatepkwy

gardenstatepkwy

    Senior Devil

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 548 posts

Posted 12 June 2013 - 07:54 AM

I've tried the Great Lakes Commodore Perry and enjoyed it.


  • 0

#702 95Crash

95Crash

    General Manager

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,950 posts

Posted 12 June 2013 - 07:13 PM

I tried Great Lakes' highly rated Eliot Ness amber ale a few weeks ago. Pretty good, although I'm not big on amber ales these days.


  • 0



#703 DevilMinder

DevilMinder

    Owner / Administrator

  • Admin
  • 9,007 posts

Posted 13 June 2013 - 09:12 PM

I saw Great lakes at the bottle King too. I will pick a sampler pack up to try em.


  • 0

#704 gardenstatepkwy

gardenstatepkwy

    Senior Devil

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 548 posts

Posted 14 June 2013 - 08:31 AM

Canals in Lawrenceville is tapping "Kane Mosaic Dry Hopped OverheadA" this afternoon.  Another one I've never had.  Can someone give me some details on it? :)


  • 0

#705 DevsMan84

DevsMan84

    Hall of Famer

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,772 posts

Posted 14 June 2013 - 11:35 AM

Canals in Lawrenceville is tapping "Kane Mosaic Dry Hopped OverheadA" this afternoon.  Another one I've never had.  Can someone give me some details on it? :)

 

Can't say I have had it but I know both Kane and Carton tend to do a lot of one-off's lately so it could be one of those.


  • 0

#706 devilsfan26

devilsfan26

    Hall of Famer

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,777 posts

Posted 14 June 2013 - 12:40 PM

It's their Overhead imperial IPA, which is one of my favorite beers, dry-hopped with mosaic hops.  I was at their brewery a couple weeks ago and one of the guys working there explained to us that mosaic is a new kind of hop that isn't very common yet.  I had their Head High dry-hopped with mosaic while I was there and that was very good, I'm sure the mosaic Overhead won't disappoint.


  • 0
"Swim against the tide, don't follow the group, stay away from the majority, seek out the fresh and new, stay away from the poseurs, and don't be a barnacle. Be original, be different, be passionate, be selfless and be free. Be a hockey fan."
--John Buccigross

#707 gardenstatepkwy

gardenstatepkwy

    Senior Devil

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 548 posts

Posted 14 June 2013 - 01:15 PM

It's their Overhead imperial IPA, which is one of my favorite beers, dry-hopped with mosaic hops.  I was at their brewery a couple weeks ago and one of the guys working there explained to us that mosaic is a new kind of hop that isn't very common yet.  I had their Head High dry-hopped with mosaic while I was there and that was very good, I'm sure the mosaic Overhead won't disappoint.

 

This beer sounds awesome!  Unfortunately Canals just updated thier special tapping list and removed the Mosaic Overhead! It's been replaced with Kane Galaxy Double Dry Hopped Head High (thats a mouth full to say).  


  • 0

#708 devilsfan26

devilsfan26

    Hall of Famer

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,777 posts

Posted 15 June 2013 - 02:52 AM

I think the same thing happened at the Canal's by me, the one in Iselin.  I wonder if there was some kind of quality control issue or what, but anyway, the galaxy Head High I have also had before and that is also very good.  The galaxy Overhead is also tremendous.  You really can't go wrong with any of Kane's IPAs.


  • 0
"Swim against the tide, don't follow the group, stay away from the majority, seek out the fresh and new, stay away from the poseurs, and don't be a barnacle. Be original, be different, be passionate, be selfless and be free. Be a hockey fan."
--John Buccigross

#709 gardenstatepkwy

gardenstatepkwy

    Senior Devil

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 548 posts

Posted 15 June 2013 - 09:58 AM

I ended up forgetting my growler anyway.  I'm going to try to get a fill on any Kane IPA going forward.  Liked the regular Head High.  Do you know if they plan to can or bottle?  I've never seen them in any form but keg.

 

I ended up going with a 4 pack of Green Flash West Coast IPA, 6 pack of Crazy Dog Raging Bitch Belgian Style IPA, a bomber of Port Brewing Mongo and a single bottle of Dogfish Head Festina Peche (which I haven't had before and have yet to try).

 

Can NEVER go to Canals and not spend at least $40...  :doh1:


  • 0

#710 devilsfan26

devilsfan26

    Hall of Famer

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,777 posts

Posted 15 June 2013 - 10:16 AM

I have heard that they are planning on bottling Head High in the future, but this was just from a post on beeradvocate.com from a guy who spoke with someone from the brewery.  I think he posted that sometime in the winter and said they were looking to bottle it this summer and I haven't heard anything since then so who knows.  Right now the only bottling system they have is for the 750 mL bottles that they have used for Malus, 365, and A Night to End All Dawns.  I doubt they would put any of their flagship year-round beers in the 750s so that probably won't happen until they get a new 12 oz. bottling line. 

 

Last week a buddy of mine happened to be sitting at a bar next to a guy from Kane and he said they are planning on releasing a triple IPA in the 750s next.  I tried it at the brewery two weeks ago when they had their "A Wolf Among the Seas" event, featuring a lot of variations on their IPAs.  It was pretty good, but I expected more from them considering their reputation with IPAs.  My friend told the guy the same thing and his response was that when they brew bigger batches, they tend to come out better so we'll see.


  • 0
"Swim against the tide, don't follow the group, stay away from the majority, seek out the fresh and new, stay away from the poseurs, and don't be a barnacle. Be original, be different, be passionate, be selfless and be free. Be a hockey fan."
--John Buccigross

#711 gardenstatepkwy

gardenstatepkwy

    Senior Devil

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 548 posts

Posted 18 June 2013 - 11:36 AM

Stone RuinTEN IPA and Maine Beer Co Lunch IPA are hitting shelves now. Both are supposed to be excellent.  I'll keep my eye out for them.


  • 0

#712 gardenstatepkwy

gardenstatepkwy

    Senior Devil

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 548 posts

Posted 19 June 2013 - 08:55 AM

Updating my previous post Cranbury Buy-Rite has both of those beers in limited quantities behind the counter.  You have to specifically ask for them.  And find someone who knows beer because I had to ask 2 different employees before someone knew what I was talking about went behind the counter and pulled out a bottle of each.

 

I tried the Stone RuinTen last night.  It was very good.  Slightly less hoppy than the "Enjoy by" and a bit heavier.  I'd definitely recommend if you liked the Enjoy by beers or DIPAs although I think I liked the Enjoy better. The bottle is really cool too.  Etched and has a quote at the bottom that says something about "entering the mosh pit of hops..."  :rolleyes:

 

Also picked up a Blue Point No Apologies DIPA.  This bottle may have been sitting around for awhile since Cranbury Buy-Rite is known to purchase large quantities and stash them (see the large amount of Southern Tier PumKing they have on their shelves still). I was a little disappointed with this one, again could have been due to it's age.  It says something like "Extra Fresh!" on the bottle so I assume they want you to drink this as soon as it's bottled.  I didn't get much in the way of hops from this. Certainly tasted the 10%+ ABV as well.  I'd like to try this again when I know it's fresh.

 

I'll try the Maine Lunch IPA tonight or tomorrow.


  • 0

#713 DevilMinder

DevilMinder

    Owner / Administrator

  • Admin
  • 9,007 posts

Posted 19 June 2013 - 06:31 PM

Cranbury isn't as knowledgeble as it use to be, lots of new staff their that think all beer is the same.


  • 0

#714 devilsfan26

devilsfan26

    Hall of Famer

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,777 posts

Posted 20 June 2013 - 12:04 AM

RuinTen is actually substantially hoppier than Enjoy By.  RuinTen is 110 IBUs and Enjoy By is 88.  Both are pretty damned good though.  I haven't had this year's RuinTen, but it is the same as last year's Tenth Anniversary Ruination which I liked more than Enjoy By, though I really appreciate the effort Stone is putting forth with Enjoy By to make sure it doesn't sit on shelves beyond its shelf life.

 

I didn't realize RuinTen and Lunch were out around here yet, I'll take a ride tomorrow and see if I can snag some.  Let us know how you like Lunch, I've heard good things.


  • 0
"Swim against the tide, don't follow the group, stay away from the majority, seek out the fresh and new, stay away from the poseurs, and don't be a barnacle. Be original, be different, be passionate, be selfless and be free. Be a hockey fan."
--John Buccigross

#715 gardenstatepkwy

gardenstatepkwy

    Senior Devil

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 548 posts

Posted 20 June 2013 - 09:36 AM

I didn't realize the difference in IBUs for the two.  I think I need to try them both again side by side for an accurate taste comparison ;)

I remember being blown away by the hops in the Enjoy by.  I didn't get quite the same reaction with RuinTen but I really liked both a great deal.

 

I had the Maine Lunch last night.  It was VERY good.  I highly recommend you try to get your hands on a bottle.  It had it's own unique taste to it.  Can't quite put my finger on it (I think I need to start taking tasting notes while I sip).  It just had everything I expected after hearing so many good things about it. It did not disappoint.  

 

I agree about Cranbury Buy Rite, DM. It's going downhill fast.  Lots of old stock sitting on shelves.  Employees who are not knowledge and otherwise don't care about beer.  For a store that pumps itself up as one of the premier craft beer places in the area I expect a staff who at least knows if they get a rare or unique beer in stock and the difference between an IPA and a lager.  :doh1: Canals in Lawrenceville is pretty consistent with their employees knowing stock (even reserve stock in the back room) and helping you pick out new beers based on your taste.  Cranbury could use a few people like that.


  • 0

#716 devilsfan26

devilsfan26

    Hall of Famer

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,777 posts

Posted 20 June 2013 - 02:46 PM

Just picked up a bottle of RuinTen but they were out of Lunch.  Apparently they only got a case of it and it went to their reserve list.  I'll call some other places and see if I can pick up a bottle tomorrow.


  • 0
"Swim against the tide, don't follow the group, stay away from the majority, seek out the fresh and new, stay away from the poseurs, and don't be a barnacle. Be original, be different, be passionate, be selfless and be free. Be a hockey fan."
--John Buccigross

#717 gardenstatepkwy

gardenstatepkwy

    Senior Devil

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 548 posts

Posted 20 June 2013 - 04:29 PM

Has anyone here tried the Dogfish Head/Brooklyn Brine hop-pickles yet?  I see them all the time at Canal's and have yet to pull the trigger. I think the $8 price deters me a bit.  But I think about them everytime I walk in so it may be time to pony up and give them a shot...


  • 0

#718 Bulletproof

Bulletproof

    All-Star

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,734 posts

Posted 21 June 2013 - 03:51 PM

Stone had a tap takeover at PONY in NYC last week and I was able to try a bunch of their beers, including the RuinTen.  The RuinTen is fantastic and has a great flavor on top of the aggressive hops.  They also had an exceptional Templeton Stout.  One of those stouts that ages in rye casks.  Absolutely delicious. 


  • 0
Posted Image

DevsCast: The latest and greatest Devils podcast on the Internet or my handle 'aint Bulletproof! Click Here to subscribe via iTunes or Click Here to download mp3 versions of the show. Perfect for wasting time at work!

#719 devilsfan26

devilsfan26

    Hall of Famer

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,777 posts

Posted 21 June 2013 - 10:36 PM

Managed to get two bottles of Lunch today.  Just had one, it was pretty good but I was expecting more considering how hard it was to track down.


  • 0
"Swim against the tide, don't follow the group, stay away from the majority, seek out the fresh and new, stay away from the poseurs, and don't be a barnacle. Be original, be different, be passionate, be selfless and be free. Be a hockey fan."
--John Buccigross

#720 DevsMan84

DevsMan84

    Hall of Famer

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,772 posts

Posted 28 June 2013 - 10:38 AM

Had Carton's Intermezzo yesterday as it was on-tap at The Office in Bridgewater.

 

Pretty interesting but not my kind of beer.  Sours in general are not really my kind of beer but just had to have it out of sheer curiosity.  Though I do have to say I didn't think it was as pungent as the reviews on BA were making it out to be.


  • 0




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users