a little H2O on the rocks...trying not to be TOO hungover for tomorrow!
OT-Friday Night / What Are You Drinking Thread
Hopslam and watching some puck.
I'm samesies! OMG!
Same as last weekend.
An Imperial IPA that I brewed from scratch with a couple budies of mine.
Drinking that while watching the '98 Hockey Championship and then Michigan vs. Northern.
Irish coffee Monster with Kahlua and Bailey's for now. Honkers Ale when the game starts up.
$10 box of Franzia. Shits getting real tonight.
correct answer is Absopure, the official bottled H2o of UM.
I purchase 11,200+ bootles yearly and make people in Ohio drink it.
You know those bottles can be turned into batteries? cool shit. plz recycle.
goin to watch a friend's band play a show in Milwaukee, so probably some excellent microbrews from Lakefront Brewery or Milwaukee Brewing Co.
swan flu, im free gb and have tried Lakefront brews plenty of times. Very good choice. Have you ever tried their brewery tour? Pretty fun time
their brewery tour is one of the best times you can have anywhere. especially if you go on a friday and get the fish fry.
I won the bunghole last time I went.
I think while I'm watching the wings and Michigan play I'll drink a Tasman Bay IPA. I'm currently at the fort street brewery in Lincoln Park, MI.
more enjoyable later.
The Meijer in Taylor, MI occasionally sells this bit of Wallonian goodness....
Zing Zang bloody mary mix, Bakon vodka, and a bit of Clamato to thin it out. Awesome.
Flying to Chicago right now and then driving. But darnn that Leffe looks good.
And maybe some Bushmills Black Bush and a cigar later.
Thinking about trying bud light platinum. Friends say its pretty good, so ill test it out tonight.
I don't know what you usually drink, but I thought it was pretty damn sugary for a Budweiser. You can also taste more of the alcohol than you can in a lower-price-range beer, but that was the part I liked. I had them on special for $2 and would do it again at that price.
Makes sense being plantium is 6% alcy, while the usually "light" beer is around 4.2%. I hate to say it because im from wisconsin, but I prefer budweiser to miller. No idea why, but Miller products give me the biggest hangovers.
I agree; If I'm going cheap I usually drink Bud Heavy.
The same thing the past few weeks: small batch bourbon and coke. Very tasty/
I am the only one who thinks that North Peak beers kinda suck?
EDIT: Dammit, tried to reply to j24sailr
I don't think they are bad. I also don't think they are good.
Evan Wiliams Honey on the rocks!
In Founders right now drinking a better half. Be jealous.
I'm jealous. Hopefully, I'll be able to get some next weekend when I'm in for the Winter Beer Festival
that it already went off tap? Have you had it from the bottle too? If so, notice a difference?
Diet. At bowling fundraiser for my travel softball team. I can't get too crazy in front of the girls.
And Red Wing streaming hockey. Joey looks good and the Mule scores.
I found Alex Kozan's letter of intent, it was in Jimmy Hoffa's briefcase.
like Kozan's LOI will ever be found.
Alex Kozan is actually the Lindbergh Baby.
Some Blue...after all it is Hockey Weekend
How is a hockey team's placement in a particular regional established? I want to know what the chances of Michigan going to the Green Bay regional (since I live in Wisconsin and it would be the only way I could see M hockey this season in person).
Just a suggestion, either go to the other thread and ask CenterIce, or wait until you see m_fan_in_ohio and ask him. Brian mentions a two seed on the front page, but nothing else.
There is an article called bracketology each week that describes the seeding process in detail.
Bell's Winter White for me.
Any suggestions? All I really know is to throw in some baileys and whiskey.
Atwater Brewery Vanilla Java Porter! Delicious.
If she wants coffee, go with coffee and Frangelico. If she wants beer, go with a Short's Cup of Joe Stout (if you're in Michigan). Either way, you can't go wrong.
Built my own sixer with a couple of Hopslams, Sam Adams Cherry Wheat, Blue Moon Spring Blonde, Michelob Amber Bock, and Dragon's Milk. I just tried Hopslam for the first time and wow! That's all I can say. Thank you guys for putting me up on this.
Couple Lagunitas IPAs that somehow survived the week since the last drinkin' thread. Laying low tonight, but tomorrow I'm gonna run out to the beer store and find some new beer to drink. Suggestions welcome (I'm into IPAs these days).
what state do you live in? I was REALLY into IPAs a few years ago, even did a blind taste test of about 20 IPAs
My #1 rated IPA was Stone Ruination IPA
#2 (and more cost effective) was Great Lakes Brewery Flaming River IPA. really good
either of those will put you in hop heaven.
If you're looking for an IPA that you've NEVER experienced before, try to find Lakefront Brewery Black IPA. It is an IPA if it had been raised by a sith lord. it is dank as hell. really good stuff.
I'm in Northern Virginia - there are a few really good beer stores around so it's pretty easy to find anything with decent distribution. I actually had the Ruination not too long ago, but I drank it right after I finished a pint of an incredible double IPA from Firestone Walker, so I don't think it got a fair shake from my taste buds. I'll have to try it again.
FWIW, my top three IPAs are Two Hearted, Dogfish 60 Minute, and this Lagunitas. Any of those I could drink until I was pear-shaped.
Two hearted was my #3 IPA when I did my taste test. definately top notch beer. I must admit that we diverge on dogfish head and Lagunitas, but hey, to each his own. Happy drinking.
For sure get the Ruination again. Was it the Double Jack or Union Jack from Firestone? Both are very good! Do you guys get Green Flash in VA? The Green Flash West Coast IPA is tops if you can- im not sure if they distribute there or not same for Bear Republic Racer 5.
Another one to try if you can get it is Jai Alai from Cigar City down in Tampa, FL. I think they do a lot on the east coast.
It was the Double Jack; I tried the Union Jack a little while ago too, and it was delicious as expected but not quite the Double.
Beer Cloud says Green Flash is sold all over around here, so I'll definitely look for it tomorrow. The Jai Alai didn't come up, but I'll keep an eye out for that as well. I appreciate the info!
Double Trouble (it's an imperial IPA). They just came out with All Day IPA, which I haven't had yet, but there year round Centennial IPA is well regarded also.
Good call on the Founders. I do like me some Centennial, but I haven't had the Double Trouble yet. That's going on the shopping list. The Founders website says All Day is only available in MI, OH, NC, and Chicago so that blows.
that All Day is limited release. Sorry to get your hopes up!
from Bell's as well. That's also an imperial, but I always like to get everyone's take on Hopslam vs Double Trouble.
All Day IPA is purely a spring/summer IPA. It's one I could have all day/night on a 80-90 degree day. It's pretty good but not a winter sipping beer by any means.
And Rogue Dead Guy Ale are on draft at Pizza place Orso in Falls Church.
Ever been to Lost Dog Cafe in Arlington (Westover)? Lots of good beers there too.
Fwiw its Burning River and its a Pale Ale, but I agree on how good that stuff is. Great Lakes Nosferatu is an Imperial Red which is harder to find, but AWESOME!
haha woops. gues i was a little more drunk than i thought i was when i wrote that.
Friend and a fifth - tequila and rum, feelin a blackout!
oakheart is about 5 times smoother than the captain morgain private stock. and only 13$ a fifth. so...its basically a broke college kid's best friend.
And brought some Yuengling :D
is now widely available in Ohio if you really have a craving for it
to get me to travel to Ohio.
It's a great night to break into the Christmas scotch.
I had some Arcadia Sky High Rye during the game(s) tonight and now I have a Mojo Risin' Double IPA from Boulder Beer. Really good stuff. I have some Dogfish Head Noble Rot sitting around that I REALLY want to open...
Had the Mojo Risin' on nitro tap last week. The creamy texture with an IPA is just weird.
Long Island iced tea. Rainforest makes a really cheap mix of this. Simply add sweet and sour and coke to taste and viola. Pretty descent drink for not a lot of cash.
Stella. Thank you Kroger for 10 for$10 because it sounds better than 20 for $20.
GDBC Hercules Double IPA.
THAT is a good brew.
Just released a double IPA called Detour. Damn good stuff. For those of you in the Rocky Mtn. Region, check it out!
Two Shipwreck Porters, 4-pack of Double Crooked Tree IPA, two bottle of World Wide Stout and a bottle of Founder's new Curmudgeon's Better Half
But right now i opened a Lagunitas Undercover Investigation Shutdown Ale
3 Two Hearted
1 Brewery Vivant Big Red
Now sipping moonshine and club soda
I suppose it's named for its dark aftertaste that crushes the taste buds. It is a night of celebration for me. Cheers!
/trollface towards classical performance dogma
Finishing off a growler of Town Hall Brewery's Masala Mama IPA, then switching to a 6er of Founder's Centennial IPA, if necessary.
Drank a lot of leinenkugel's sunset wheat. Now to try and get up in a couple of hours to stumble my way over to the crisler center for college gameday..
I hate my phone. Last night was a heavy Modelo Negro night. Today will be an Old Fashioned / Bourbon Martini .. Damn im getting fat!
Dark Horse Brewery has Scotty Karate back.. I will be there as much as humany possible to restock my growler supply