"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
|2 years 14 weeks ago||Deschutes Inversion IPA on||
Deschutes Inversion IPA on the docket and maybe a bit of Anchor Liberty Ale
|2 years 17 weeks ago||I had a Sculipin then Two||
I had a Sculipin then Two Hearted Ale. Damn fine Saturday eve
|2 years 17 weeks ago||Dogfish Head 75 Minute this||
Dogfish Head 75 Minute this eve
|2 years 17 weeks ago||I had some pretty file ales||
I had some pretty file ales at Columbus Brewing Co. Short and Liberty St., IIRC. Worth your time and money in my mind.
|2 years 24 weeks ago||Damn right - great game.||
Damn right - great game. Though I probably wouldn't hate the Hawks so much if I didn't live in Chicago.
Firestone Walker Pale 31 with Dogfish Head 61 later potentially.
|2 years 24 weeks ago||I wouldn't screw around with||
I wouldn't screw around with shipping from the online retailers, if for no other reason it will take longer than a week to get to you (and cheaper to buy the same products in-store).
I do stuff like this with relative frequency. I would ask your Mom if there is a nice wine store nearby. Often they carry craft beers and often they put together wine baskets (with crackers/cheese/wine/etc) and they sometimes have beer baskets as well - if not, you can ask them to put something together for you if they're a cool shop.
If this isn't an option, go buy the stuff individually (it's often cheaper anyway). If you want to stick with Michigan (which, yes, you should) you and your Mom can find Bell's products pretty easily in GA (look here: http://bellsbeer.com/brands/brand-finder/ ). Go find a variety of beers and put 2 of each in a basket with cheese/crackers/what-have-you, then give him the rest of them after you've given him the basket.
I'm also pretty sure Founders is in GA as well, so if you can find Bell's, Founders is likely an option as well.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||Alright man, I'm going to||
Alright man, I'm going to take a stab at this. I'm assuming you have access to most of the awesome CA stuff (Alpine, Kern River, etc) on a regular basis, so don't worry about those. Also, not sure how much you get to festivals like this, but if you're really into trying a lot of different beers, don't be afraid to ask for less in your glass so you can try more before getting blasted. (also, eat a lot)
I'm a huge Bell's homer and do like Roundhouse quite a bit. I've only seen it at the pub in k'zoo, so if you can, get a bit of that. My sis also lives in Tampa, so I've had a fair amount of Cigar City - all their stuff is great, so be sure to get those. (my reco is if you're going with someone else, have them get the opposite beer you do, so you can try both without waiting in line again).
I also love Dogfish Head generally, but 61 and Noble Rot aren't my favs- they're both solid beers made with grape must, so if you're into wine, I'd suggest getting after those so you can see what they taste like.
We get some Mikeller here in Chicago, but I've not had either of these - they make great stuff though, so I'd wait in line for those.
The beers from Revolution in Chicago are awesome, I'd say try to get to those early to make sure you get some. They make a killer IPA (Anti-Hero) so between their expertise and FW's I have to imagine that collab will be spectacular.
Ditto the above posters thoughts on Surly - they mostly stay only in Minnesota, so now's your chance. Dreadnaught is a good beer from 3 Floyds, but not my favorite. If you have the time and your liver remains intact, go ahead and get some, but I wouldn't shove anyone out of the way for it. If they DO end up brining DL and Zombie Dust, go ahead and push down that old lady - she'll understand.
Have an awesome time! I'd love to see what you end up trying/liking.
|2 years 27 weeks ago||Hombrew Pale Ale, then likely||
Hombrew Pale Ale, then likely one of these Cigar City Jai Alai. Go Wings!
|2 years 28 weeks ago||Seconded.||
|2 years 28 weeks ago||Mom doesn't drink all that||
Mom doesn't drink all that much.
But I do! Esp, after turning in my last damn law school assignment ever!
Cigar City Jai Alai now, likely Dogfish Sixty One or something else later for hockey.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||Cigar City Maduro Brown for||
Cigar City Maduro Brown for me.
Kraft big time
|2 years 28 weeks ago||I'm hoping Alchemist Heady||
I'm hoping Alchemist Heady Topper or perhaps some Hill Farmstead
|2 years 29 weeks ago||Got a pack of Dogfish||
Got a pack of Dogfish Sixty-One. IPA with Syrah grape must. Odd beer, solid, but not my favorite from them. Rocking that while watching hockey and working on my last two papers for law school. Last two ever. Damn right.
|2 years 31 weeks ago||I'm going to try to go for as||
I'm going to try to go for as long as I can stand the cold.
|2 years 31 weeks ago||Lagunitas Sucks. It does not||
Lagunitas Sucks. It does not suck.
|2 years 31 weeks ago||You win. Damn fine||
You win. Damn fine
|2 years 33 weeks ago||Had a homebrew a bit ago, and||
Had a homebrew a bit ago, and about to head to the bar. Go Blue!
|2 years 33 weeks ago||Homebrew simcoe single-hop||
Homebrew simcoe single-hop IPA. Maybe a Bridgeport Smooth Ryed later on.
|2 years 36 weeks ago||Love it.||
|2 years 39 weeks ago||Duke losing to Virginia||
Duke losing to Virginia helps.
|2 years 39 weeks ago||Had some Bridgeport Kingpin||
Had some Bridgeport Kingpin (I'm catching up on Portlandia, what do you expect?) and some homebrew. Some IPA I made and a friend's engish bitter.
|2 years 39 weeks ago||I enjoyed this game.||
I enjoyed this game. Hopefully we can hold serve until healthy then make a run.
|2 years 41 weeks ago||its fuckin stupid, that's||
its fuckin stupid, that's whats up. Now IM gonna go get hammered.
|2 years 42 weeks ago||Arrogant Bastard and starting||
Arrogant Bastard and starting the following. You wouldn't like it.
|2 years 43 weeks ago||A bit of great divide and||
A bit of great divide and mikeller earlier and some Great Lakes Edmund Fitz now with a touch of hockey (and some princess bride on commercials- I'm a sucker for that movie)
|2 years 43 weeks ago||Revolution anti-hero whilst||
Revolution anti-hero whilst waiting for curtain of The Motherf**ker With The Hat at Steppenwolf.
|2 years 44 weeks ago||Wings came out flat and||
Wings came out flat and uninspired. Blues not so much. Need time for the D to gel. Go Wings! Go Blue!
|2 years 45 weeks ago||Oskar Blues Old Chub and||
Oskar Blues Old Chub and Hopslam for me. We'll be aight. Go Blue!
|2 years 46 weeks ago||Just finished a bomber of||
Just finished a bomber of Epic Pale Ale and moving on to a bottle of HOPSLAM next. Hahahahah (to you ppl who have to wait on some silly "distributor")
|2 years 48 weeks ago||Little bit of Bell's This One||
Little bit of Bell's This One Goes to 11.
|3 years 1 week ago||Just had a SN celebration on||
Just had a SN celebration on the train from Chicago back to kZoo, then straight off the train to Bell's. Location, location, location. Go Blue!
|3 years 3 weeks ago||fan-tastic.||
|3 years 3 weeks ago||Got back from the new||
Got back from the new Half-Acre (chicago brewery) tasting room a bit ago. Now polishing off the SN Pale Ale in the fridge.
|3 years 3 weeks ago||Stupidly jealous.||
|3 years 4 weeks ago||Bells Amber on special at||
Bells Amber on special at this bar in Chi. Think so.
|3 years 4 weeks ago||F'in right||
|3 years 4 weeks ago||Rockin' this big-ass bottle||
Rockin' this big-ass bottle of Stone Ruination.
|3 years 4 weeks ago||I like a lot of beer from||
I like a lot of beer from NH. Beer is a matter of taste as we all know, but I venture that ABC only has two good beers. We agree on Arcadia though.
|3 years 4 weeks ago||Be sure to call the Binny's||
Be sure to call the Binny's first. Even the dudes I talk to there say the website isn't updated as often as it should. The one on Clark had it the last few times I was in there, FYI.
|3 years 7 weeks ago||RIP Budd, sad day for the Red||
RIP Budd, sad day for the Red Wings and fans.
|3 years 7 weeks ago||Had some Fat Tire, Bells||
Had some Fat Tire, Bells Amber, and Anchor Steam during the game and heading to Goose Island for a quick round then a party with some Michigan grads in Chicago. Thinking some Dales Pale Ale or Revolution Anti-Hero may accompany us...
|3 years 8 weeks ago||Had a bit of homebrew||
Had a bit of homebrew earlier. Now, some Great Lakes Nosferatu.
|3 years 8 weeks ago||I really dig the cans of||
I really dig the cans of Outlaw. Hop Juice (though limited) is the tops though in my book.
|3 years 8 weeks ago||Damn right. That's what I'm||
Damn right. That's what I'm having tonight. I'm brewing my own version tomorrow, so I gotta get my mind right.
Also probably AleSmith IPA and/or some Ballast Point Sculpin the lady brought me back from SD.
|3 years 9 weeks ago||I don't love the look just||
I don't love the look just like this, but I'd like to see them in action before I pass judgment in full.
|3 years 11 weeks ago||I will suggest the Arena as||
I will suggest the Arena as better than both, but thats just me, its just down the street. Good craft beers for cheap.
|3 years 12 weeks ago||Sam Adams Octoberfest on||
Sam Adams Octoberfest on special for $3 so had one of those with dinner and will probably crack a Lagunitas New Dogtown Pale in a bit while watching this game and working on this stupid brief.
P.S. I'm hoping that New Belgium coming to Michigan open's the proverbial door for other breweries from Colorado (<cough> Oskar Blues <cough>) to come in as well, but frankly the beer from New Belgium bores the hell out of me. Ranger is a nice IPA for the summer months, but I can take or leave the rest of it (and I'll leave the Fat Tire).
|3 years 13 weeks ago||I'm jealous. I don't care||
I'm jealous. I don't care where you watch, I'm still jealous of it.
|3 years 13 weeks ago||I finished a New Belgium||
I finished a New Belgium Belgo a bit ago (meh) and haven't decided what to have next... to be continued...
|3 years 13 weeks ago||Was that the Midwest Brewer's||
Was that the Midwest Brewer's Fest? I was tempted, but didn't go. How was it?
|3 years 13 weeks ago||I'm enjoying a bomber of this||
I'm enjoying a bomber of this guy. Fresh beer makes a difference folks- don't let anyone fool you. Also: Frasier reruns.
|3 years 17 weeks ago||Gosh- that "N" is the most||
Gosh- that "N" is the most boring letter in all of college football
|3 years 18 weeks ago||Oh sure, where are you||
Oh sure, where are you located and what sort of beers are you into/dont like?
|3 years 18 weeks ago||Oh, I've just come to terms||
Oh, I've just come to terms with the mid-week drinking. That feeling passes with time. You should go over there- the beers are good as is the trivia- they go on for awhile and the winning team gets a mug club membership, IIRC.
They make good beers there too. I dig the Gulo, but I've not had as much an opportunity to have the various types dark lagers. Seems like whenever I'm back in AA (no pun intended re: first sentence of this entry) we never made it over there. I just hate the idea of having to drive back after imbibing for a couple hours.
|3 years 18 weeks ago||I'll keep an eye out for||
I'll keep an eye out for sure, thanks for the tip! Here in Chicago we get some, but it's limited beyond the basics.
|3 years 18 weeks ago||How do you like the beer?||
How do you like the beer? I'm hoping to try some at the beer festival this weekend in Ypsi.
I'll be cracking a Lucky U IPA from Breckenridge after I get a bit more studying done.
Also: I'm pretty sure my GF is MC-ing your trivia game tonight in place of the normal guy- though she may be at a different location.
|3 years 18 weeks ago||Well its no longer afternoon,||
Well its no longer afternoon, but it's a Great Lakes Commodore Perry IPA.
|3 years 18 weeks ago||Checking out a new brewery in||
Checking out a new brewery in Chicago called Atlas. Pretty legit. Rockin Hyperion double ipa at the moment, but their pale ale was the tops.
|3 years 22 weeks ago||I remember this happening.||
I remember this happening. There was a blog post or something where, IIRC, Aaron was talking about whether to allow "a certain band" to use their truck/beer in a music video. I'm not 100% sure, but I think they did and that was the end of it.
Dark Horse is one of the absolute gems in the state of michigan. Love that place- going this weekend.
|3 years 24 weeks ago||I actually think this years||
I actually think this years Kings squad does the opposite of what the OP is arguing (though I see where he comes from). If the Kings hadn't evaluated their team halfway through the regular season and made two MAJOR changes (getting Carter and hiring Sutter) they would not have been close to making the playoffs.
I think this Stanley Cup Champion will argue their failures (and subsequent changes) makes this regular season mean more than it had in the past.
|3 years 24 weeks ago||Excellent work by the Kings.||
Excellent work by the Kings. No one has won the Cup on home ice since 2007? Madness.
|3 years 24 weeks ago||I imagine the rain will stick||
I imagine the rain will stick around until tomorrow, but I hope they get back at it. Too bad there was a delay, Novak was a different player after the first one.
|3 years 24 weeks ago||Had a Ruination to get||
Had a Ruination to get started, but finished the evening with a Whitsun and Sixpoint Apollo. I didn't dig the Apollo like I thought I would...
|3 years 28 weeks ago||Damn finals. Wish I could go||
Damn finals. Wish I could go so hard.
|3 years 31 weeks ago||The best advice coming from||
The best advice coming from current 2L is just make sure you want to go to law school. It's too much of a time/stress/monetary investment to not entirely buy-in.
You'll also want to take into consideration where your family is. I assume since you're at Western, that you live in/around the Kalamazoo area? If true, are you going to relocate the fam during school or commute? If you already live in the detroit area, then staying in the area and going to Wayne may be your best bet that way you won't have to reacclimate everyone to a new area. Chicago will be tough just because the legal culture sucks here right now and is over-saturated with lawyers and law students, but there are opportunites there for the right people.
At the end of the day, you need to make the decision for yourself though. Folks on here have been through the trenches, but no one can get inside your head. Wherever you go and whatever you decide to do, just make sure you've done your own work and don't rush your decision.
Best of luck!
|3 years 32 weeks ago||Stupid hawks. Hate living in||
Stupid hawks. Hate living in Chicago come playoff time ;). Go Wings!
|3 years 32 weeks ago||Great W for the Wings and||
Great W for the Wings and it's great to see the pens in a hole too. I'm drinking a Sixpoint Resin. Tasty stuff.
|3 years 32 weeks ago||I'd like to see the Rangers,||
I'd like to see the Rangers, Bruins, Blues, and Coyotes move on. I have a soft spot for the Blues since they've been ever so terrible the last few years.
Can't wait until this stupid Corporations reading is done with. Then- drinking and hockey. (perhaps if I wasn't screwing around on here, the reading would get done sooner...hmm...prolly not)
|3 years 33 weeks ago||If we (Wings) had home ice,||
If we (Wings) had home ice, I'd be a lot less concerned, but Nashville has been insane at home this year and we have not been so great on the road. That being said its the playoffs and Helm will be back, so hopefully, that will give us a jump.
My biggest areas of concern are two-fold: scoring early, and powerplay. If we can get those clicking, I think we can win this series pretty handily.
|3 years 33 weeks ago||My favorite Lagunitas beers||
My favorite Lagunitas beers are for sure the ones that aren't "normal" like the IPA (which I do like), but rather the Brown Shugga, WTF, Little Sumpin', etc. Damn- so good.
|3 years 33 weeks ago||I love the Black Butte from||
I love the Black Butte from Deschutes- I had some when I was in SF a few weeks back. Just fantastic stuff.
|3 years 33 weeks ago||I'm so mad we didn't get to||
I'm so mad we didn't get to go this year. I have family in Tampa and for sure would have gone down there.
|3 years 34 weeks ago||HOW many times. Damn||
HOW many times. Damn auto-correct.
|3 years 34 weeks ago||I don't care howard times I||
I don't care howard times I see him, Perry always makes me laugh. Not for schadenfreude reasons... Just b/c his name is Perry.
|3 years 34 weeks ago||I think the "few choice||
I think the "few choice mgobloggers" should be the first ones to reply to this thread!
|3 years 34 weeks ago||I've had the Turbodog and||
I've had the Turbodog and Jockamo. They're fine IMO but nothing special. For sure good enough to give it a go if the store has it.
|3 years 34 weeks ago||Started with a Dogfish Head||
Started with a Dogfish Head Aprihop earlier. Now the Uinta Dubhe Imperial Black IPA- which is real nice. I also got a bottle of Founders KBS and a Dogfish Saison du BUFF at the beer store. Good drinking tonight.
|3 years 34 weeks ago||I find I prefer water when I||
I find I prefer water when I run low eater than high life- shiver :)
|3 years 35 weeks ago||This is uugggly. We're no||
This is uugggly. We're no where near out of this game, need to regroup before the 3rd. Go Wings!
|3 years 35 weeks ago||I went to see Rage a couple||
I went to see Rage a couple years back and it was absolutely EPIC. The festival sells out for sure, but not until closer to the event itself. I wait until I see if there are any bands I want to pay an arm and a leg to see, then make the call to buy tickets, but that's just me.
|3 years 35 weeks ago||Its ok, but I generally||
Its ok, but I generally preferred the simpler designs.
|3 years 35 weeks ago||I was just watching this||
I was just watching this video! Ha, the game that turned me from a fan to die-hard.
|3 years 35 weeks ago||The guys at Sierra Nevada did||
The guys at Sierra Nevada did a lot of work, as did Charlie Bamforth at UC Davis, regarding cans, and they do actually preserve the beer better over time and stabilize flavor because of less O2 getting through the can top as the bottles and even less light gets through. They're long papers, but those are the highlights.
I'll take bottles when I can, and cans when I need to (putting in a backpack or has a chance to fall and break.)
|3 years 35 weeks ago||I'll be there for sure.||
I'll be there for sure.
|3 years 35 weeks ago||I always say "no fruit" if I||
I always say "no fruit" if I see others with a slice in theirs. Hate it too.
|3 years 35 weeks ago||Rocking a Boulevard Dark||
Rocking a Boulevard Dark Truth Imperial Stout. Paired with Harry Potter, a Wings win, and laundry. Victory.
|3 years 35 weeks ago||Shocked this hasn't turned||
Shocked this hasn't turned into a drinking thread in OT. My gosh, OT is as scary as drowning and the dentist. Drinking shorts aorta ale. GO BLUE!
|3 years 35 weeks ago||Ditto. IMO this option is||
Ditto. IMO this option is much worse.
|3 years 37 weeks ago||I've gotten Great Divide in||
I've gotten Great Divide in Michigan. Specifically Tiffiany's in Kalamazoo.
|3 years 37 weeks ago||When I moved to Chicago, I||
When I moved to Chicago, I was pretty happy that I could come by New Belgium so easily. Then I had some. It's fine, but I will rarely pass up other craft beer on the menu for it. Some people love it and that's cool, just not me.
Ditto on the 1554 being good, I also like the Ranger IPA just fine. Fat Tire is my least favorite, actually.
|3 years 37 weeks ago||I'm finishing up a Four In||
I'm finishing up a Four In Hand IPA that was on sale at whole foods. Decent I guess. To continue with those or open the Shorts Aorta Ale or Boulevard Dark Truth in the fridge is the question...
|3 years 38 weeks ago||It is! I had some at the||
It is! I had some at the Winter Beer Festival last weekend. Good, good stuff.
|3 years 38 weeks ago||I love seeing all the Hopslam||
I love seeing all the Hopslam on these every friday. I'm going with the Shorts Aorta Ale I think, but its early, that may change.
|3 years 38 weeks ago||Good on ya, mate. I had some||
Good on ya, mate. I had some Zombie Dust at Paddy Longs in Chicago, tasty, tasty stuff. I love the Apocalypse Cow from FFF. They make some fine, fine, beers.
|3 years 39 weeks ago||I'm drinking a Short's Aorta||
I'm drinking a Short's Aorta Ale and reading corporations/family law. Ugh.
|3 years 40 weeks ago||Fwiw its Burning River and||
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!
|3 years 40 weeks ago||For sure get the Ruination||
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.
|3 years 40 weeks ago||I had some Arcadia Sky High||
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...
|3 years 40 weeks ago||I'm jealous. Hopefully, I'll||
I'm jealous. Hopefully, I'll be able to get some next weekend when I'm in for the Winter Beer Festival
|3 years 40 weeks ago||Great stuff! Go Wings! (I||
Great stuff! Go Wings! (I don't feel dirty wearing red when it's Red Wings related...not remotely).
|3 years 41 weeks ago||The Sucks is really good.||
The Sucks is really good. They made it in place of Brown Shugga which is normally their winter season beer. SInce they had their new brewhouse coming in, they couldn't make Brown Shugga so made the Lagunitas Sucks instead. You probably wont be able to get it again anytime soon, so get and enjoy now if you can!
|3 years 41 weeks ago||I was rockin' an Arcadia Sky||
I was rockin' an Arcadia Sky High Rye and had the Wings on. Back to Estates reading...ugh. Walking Dead is on the DVR...
|3 years 43 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
No question. One of the best rock drummers ever.
|3 years 44 weeks ago||Can someone help me out with||
Can someone help me out with the college rule with regard to that misconduct? I don't understand what the heck that was about. 10 min misconduct for flicking the puck seems exces-SEIVE!!!! GOAL! TREAIS!
|3 years 44 weeks ago||There's lots of Bells talk in||
There's lots of Bells talk in these various friday night threads. I would imagine in Iowa you'd be able to get the Two Hearted and/or Amber, Best Brown, and those types. The website below should be able to help you find the distrbutor who will probably have a website/number you can call if you feel going all beer-geeky like I do and find some nearby.
|3 years 44 weeks ago||Its one of the coolest beers||
Its one of the coolest beers around, IMO. Its an Amber-ish ale. Low ABV (in the 4 1/2 range), so you can have many. You can and will. Very good, not surprising- all Stone beers are great.
|3 years 44 weeks ago||Sixth Glass Quad by||
Sixth Glass Quad by Boulevard. Pretty decent.
|3 years 45 weeks ago||Living in Chicago, the lack||
Living in Chicago, the lack of TV (or stream) upsets me greatly. If anyone has a bead on a bar carrying the game or anything, it'd be much appreciated.
|3 years 45 weeks ago||Black Note is very good, but||
Black Note is very good, but I've only had it once or twice, so hard to say its one of my favorites. If you can find it and like huge stouts, you'll like it.
For the uninitiated its a blend of expedition and double cream aged in a bourbon barrel for awhile. IIRC, there's a plan to be a 750ML bottle release at some point soon-ish.
|3 years 45 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
Damn, I also had Hell Hath No Fury in a burbon barrel that was epic...
|3 years 45 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
|3 years 45 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
My store in Chicago is Vrai Amour two blocks south of fullerton. Father and son operation. From Michigan, used to have Michigan season tickets. Great beer, better people. Tell them Paul send ya.
|3 years 48 weeks ago||+1. Fautists. Bam||
+1. Fautists. Bam
|3 years 50 weeks ago||I'm in Chicago and have the||
I'm in Chicago and have the same problem with espn3. Hmph. Dagnabbit!
|3 years 51 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
Had bells tasting then some pequods pizza (my first from the Chicago staple) I think some rogue juniper pale and perhaps some black chocolate stout from Brooklyn for later
|4 years 6 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
Dogfish head palo santo marron. Soo friggin good.
|4 years 8 weeks ago||I'm for it. Another||
I'm for it. Another potential Mott fundraiser?
|4 years 9 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
You Should give the foreign extra stout a go.
|4 years 9 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
I like it- then again I like most DFH. If you can find it, I'd say pull the trigger and buy, you won't be disappointed.
|4 years 9 weeks ago||Considering making a run over||
Considering making a run over to Half-Acre to get a growler of Sticky Fat. If I'm too lazy it'll be DFH Punkin Ale and/or homebrew.
|4 years 10 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
Just got a 4 pack of dogfish head punkin ale. Gonna have at that. Margaritas, then goose island (yeah, I know).
|4 years 12 weeks ago||Epic. Awesome.||
|4 years 13 weeks ago||Check that. Pliny, man,||
Check that. Pliny, man, Pliny.
|4 years 18 weeks ago||Tommy Voeckler! Wow, i had||
Tommy Voeckler! Wow, i had the stage Dvr'd. Holy cow. I love this race!
|4 years 18 weeks ago||Contador is the same as Chef||
Contador is the same as Chef Skinner from Ratatouille
|4 years 18 weeks ago||Freekin' interviews- have to||
Freekin' interviews- have to set the DVR.
|4 years 19 weeks ago||As much as a despise him,||
As much as a despise him, Contador made a great move attempting to lose Evans and the Schlecks. HOWEVA the camera crew made an error by not showing them chase him down and catching right at the line which I loved. I have to imagine, those guys took some risks on the descent.
Too bad Voeckler ran off the road on the descent, that certainly contributed to him losing time.
|4 years 19 weeks ago||I love seeing Voeckler in||
I love seeing Voeckler in yellow, he comes off as such a humble guy. I still think Andy and Leopard/Trek still have some cards up their sleeve and I agree with Liggett and Sherwen that he made a statement that he wasn't done at the end of stage 14 by pulling away from Contador and the rest to get a few seconds.
I think it'll come down to Evans and Shleck in the Alps barring any craziness and Voeckler is going to lose a good bit of time in the TT. It's going to be hard for Contador to make back his 4 minutes while holding off the Schlecks and Evans. Karma? I think so.
I, for one, have really enjoyed the tour so far this year with seeing Voeckler staying with the big boys and Hushovd showing what its like to be a veteran cyclist. I'm really looking forward to seeing how this pans out after the rest day tomorrow.
I feel horrible for Farrar, it's clear that just getting beat by Cav again and again is starting to get to him.
|4 years 23 weeks ago||Just finished a dogfish head||
Just finished a dogfish head festina peche, and am just about to crack a bridgeport hop czar.
|4 years 26 weeks ago||at breakfast with the fam for||
at breakfast with the fam for the holiday weekend... hashbrowns never tasted so good...
|4 years 32 weeks ago||whatever, i have a box of||
whatever, i have a box of trash bags i can cut a hole in for my head.
or, i could look for my poncho...
|4 years 32 weeks ago||GO WINGS!||
|4 years 34 weeks ago||I am the same way as the OP.||
I am the same way as the OP. Fortunately for me, my long-time girlfriend is also the same way. A loss makes for a grim saturday afternoon, and the coaching change made for some rather heated debates.
|4 years 34 weeks ago||a lot of cans say, "drink||
a lot of cans say, "drink from can". i know daisy cutter does.
|4 years 34 weeks ago||The reason craft breweries||
The reason craft breweries are doing this is NOT to keep out the light better, but so that people can take the cans places bottles can't normally go (i.e. the beach, state parks, in a backpack etc).
Arcadia is puttng Witsun in cans: http://www.mlive.com/kalamabrew/index.ssf/2011/02/arcadia_brewing_co_to_....
Lots of guys like 21st Amendment, Brewery Vivant, Sierra Nevada are getting on board (I think over 80 craft breweries are using cans).
If I'm going to someone's house or buying for myself, I'll stick with 12oz bottles, but if I go somewhere where I'm worrying about breaking the bottles or putting them in a backpack, then I'll go the can route.
|4 years 35 weeks ago||I saw this commercial a few||
I saw this commercial a few days ago and was pissed. Then remembered: scoreboard.
|4 years 40 weeks ago||Are you kidding? Bork Bork||
Are you kidding? Bork Bork Bork!
Happy senior night man.
|4 years 40 weeks ago||borkborkborkborkbork!!!!||
|4 years 40 weeks ago||Random comment. It's weird||
Random comment. It's weird listening to the game at Yost while having the Wings game muted (fwiw 3-1 about midway through).
|4 years 42 weeks ago||Maybe Dez is still feeling||
Maybe Dez is still feeling the effects of the Playboy party last night. I know that always effects what I say the following day.
|4 years 42 weeks ago||We need to close out. We||
We need to close out. We played a dominant first 10 minutes of the third, then fall apart. Forget it, another game tomorrow. I'm getting a beer.
|4 years 42 weeks ago||Copy Wisconsin too. Nice||
Copy Wisconsin too. Nice one. Only make sure you're awkward though. Don't jump, just wave your arms in tandem...there...now you got it.
|4 years 42 weeks ago||RE-goddammed-DICULOUS! Of||
RE-goddammed-DICULOUS! Of course that trash call would lead to a goal.
Also, copy more cheers, Redhawks. Seriously. copy more cheers.
|4 years 42 weeks ago||WHat the hell did that||
WHat the hell did that referee see? I watched the dvr replay 3 times!??!
|4 years 42 weeks ago||Goal! Treais! Nasty!||
Goal! Treais! Nasty!
|4 years 42 weeks ago||Ref's are picking and||
Ref's are picking and choosing what they want to call. Gotta call 'em (or dont) both ways.
|4 years 42 weeks ago||Shots 16-6 Michigan in the||
Shots 16-6 Michigan in the first. Let's keep that up in the 2nd. Go Blue!
|4 years 42 weeks ago||Wait. "Bad boys" on the PA||
Wait. "Bad boys" on the PA when Miami goes on the power play? Gross.
|4 years 42 weeks ago||In Chicago, if you have||
In Chicago, if you have comcast, its channel 232 in HD.
Worst state ever.
|4 years 43 weeks ago||The Boondocks||
sums it up perfectly...
|4 years 44 weeks ago||dammit.||
|4 years 44 weeks ago||I think this these guys are||
I think this these guys are freeking awesome!
|4 years 45 weeks ago||Thats what makes craft beer||
Thats what makes craft beer so awesome. Two people can taste the same two beers and have completely different views on it. I was actually able to get my hands on a bottle of the stout at the pub in wrigleyville. If you feel like splurging, get yourself a bottle, it's well worth it.
I'm sure it will age well in the bottle too if you get yourself a 4-pack then keep a couple in the celler for awhile.
|4 years 45 weeks ago||IIRC you can get bottles of||
IIRC you can get bottles of the 120 at Ashley's but I'm not 100% on that. I love their "minute" series, but I think I like the Dogfish Head Burton Baton better than those. Its on a similar vein, but I think has a more complex malt profile than the 90 or 120 minute. I like it better.
|4 years 45 weeks ago||Thanks for the tip on the||
Thanks for the tip on the Kirkland stuff, thats fantastic. I was nervous about buying something that was so inexpensive.
I don't love the brews from Goose Island. 312 is pretty ok, but I really only like it in the summer. They have one in the Chicago area called Green Line which, IMO, is the best they put out (aside from the Burbon Aged Country Stout at $10/bottle).
|4 years 45 weeks ago||Yeah, its a bit north of||
Yeah, its a bit north of Traverse City in Bellaire. I love the liberator though, top shelf stuff.
|4 years 45 weeks ago||ugh. i finished a mini-keg||
ugh. i finished a mini-keg this week. nevermind, not "ugh", "awesome"!
|4 years 45 weeks ago||HOPSLAM. Minikeg.||
HOPSLAM. Minikeg. Boom.
Always worth the trip bossman.
|4 years 45 weeks ago||perfect opportunity to show||
perfect opportunity to show off our new maize unis! finally!
|4 years 47 weeks ago||400||
|5 years 2 weeks ago||he's just pissed because he||
he's just pissed because he knew his team would be losing 4-0 in the 2nd period...
|5 years 9 weeks ago||305||
|5 years 11 weeks ago||In Michigan? Bells 25th||
In Michigan? Bells 25th Anniversary if you have a good shop which may have it. I rocked a 3 Floyds Apolocolypse Cow last night...$$.
|5 years 13 weeks ago||I enjoy wine and cheese. I||
I enjoy wine and cheese. I also leave the stadium with no voice.
Maybe we should plant the seed that the 110,000 people isn't really all that many either. Idiots.
|5 years 13 weeks ago||One thing that has not yet||
One thing that has not yet been mentioned is that Jolly Pumpkin also carries beer from North Peak Brewing up in Traverse City on draft. They make a killer Amber Ale called Siren, that is very nicely hopped as well as their IPA which is called Diabolocal, which IIRC, is available at Ashley's now too. That is where my recommendation starts. IMO, there is nothing special about ABC (and thus, Corner Brewing-same stuff). I dont think Wolverine has opened yet. I think the rep at the beer festival said they were hoping for September. Blue Tractor, I like quite a bit, but the IPA there is rather lackluster (great BBQ though, IMO)
I'm not always in the mood for the belgian style (I am ALWAYS in the mood for an IPA) and these are, without a doubt, the best around. They are also available at Grizzly Peak or Blue Tractor, but in bottle only.
At Grizzly Peak, their IPA is on cask and is quite tasty, but for hopheads like us, I would recommend the pale ale instead actually. Duncan was working on a well hopped wheat which think may have been released by now, but I'm not 100% sure.
I love Ashley's but the staff there have really gone down tubes recently. There are a couple gems, but the rest just suck.
I miss the beer scene in AA, I just moved to Chicago and it sucks here in comparison.
|5 years 18 weeks ago||Basically, I think thats the||
Basically, I think thats the gist of it. I don't know a whole helluva lot about the distillation process (for whiskey, per say). As you can, imagine you can't boil off beer and collect it over and over again as you would for whiskey.
Correct me if I'm wrong here, but when one is distilling a spirit, it basically goes through two or three different distillation processes. The first is collecting the vapor which is used as the spirit as is the second (where the spirit is put through different levels of cooling where the steam is still removed and used). The final stage is used to condense it.
For ice beer, basically, you lower the temperature to about freezing, or just shy of freezing, and remove the ice crystals. Bam. Higher concentrate.
|5 years 18 weeks ago||...or Adventures In||
...or Adventures In Hombrewing in Taylor.
|5 years 18 weeks ago||Fantastic. They came out||
Fantastic. They came out with Tactical Nuclear Penguin last year with was 32%. You can get higher alcohol by freezing the beer then getting rid of the frozen water. Presto, higher alcohol concentration. Thats often why beer with "ice" in the name have a higher ABV. IIRC thats how brewdog does it.
|5 years 18 weeks ago||This is without a doubt, the||
This is without a doubt, the best event of the summer. I've been going for the past few years and it keeps getting better and better as craft beer becomes more popular. Even the winter festival is a blast.
If you go, be sure to bring water and salty snacks. Food can be purchased, but it can get expensive. The water is not only to keep you hydrated on a blistering summer day, but to rinse out your taster between samples.
Gotta love drunk dials at 6pm on a Saturday afternoon! Have fun all who attend, you'll need to try hard not to. If we've convinced you into going, get your tickets in advance, they WILL sell out.
|5 years 19 weeks ago||no problem with chrome on||
no problem with chrome on this PC.
|5 years 22 weeks ago||If he really wants to go to||
If he really wants to go to UM, but didn't get in the first time around, have him try to transfer. That's what I did. I did 2 years at Western and got killer grades then transferred.
|5 years 29 weeks ago||I love that this might||
I love that this might happen. Thanks for the link.
|5 years 29 weeks ago||I'd rather be there with a||
I'd rather be there with a pitchfork and torch...
|5 years 30 weeks ago||Here is a link to the||
Here is a link to the annarbor.com article. I'm not sure if it will help you or not, but take a look:
|5 years 31 weeks ago||Carcajous Imperial Porter...||
Carcajous Imperial Porter... with a ravenous Wolverine on the label.
|5 years 32 weeks ago||main/aa saline is not fine,||
main/aa saline is not fine, since they dropped it to 1 lane going south and 2 going north for the construction. Esp for leaving. For those who aren't around coming North from I-94 should be okay since its 2 lanes coming in, but going south by the stadium is down to 1 lane at pauline.
|5 years 34 weeks ago||NPR had a history of "One||
NPR had a history of "One Shining Moment" on All Things Considered Sunday afternoon. I get that it's a historic song and all that, but I just don't like it.
For those who care: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=125542418
|5 years 34 weeks ago||I am so excited for this||
I am so excited for this game!
|5 years 35 weeks ago||I don't like fruiting my beer||
I don't like fruiting my beer in any capacity, but especially when it comes to Oberon (and american wheats in general). As far as I can remember, Larry doesn't care whether there's an orange in it.
|5 years 35 weeks ago||Niagara also has a master||
Niagara also has a master brewing certification. I'm sure the chicks there are wayyyy hotter. ugh.
|5 years 35 weeks ago||We're the low seed, so we'll||
We're the low seed, so we'll be in blue. Whether I make it to the game or not, I'll be in my maize Michigan shirt with my maize and blue track jacket on. Its done us right against LSSU/State/NMU/Miami, so I can't change now.
|5 years 35 weeks ago||Nice. Good on that. Keep us||
Nice. Good on that. Keep us updated on the info as I know you will.
|5 years 35 weeks ago||The last I saw was that the||
The last I saw was that the game was going to be on delay on ESPNU, so thats good news!
I've never had a problem asking bartenders to see if the game is on then leaving if they don't have it to find another bar that does. I've had really good luck at the Grizz this year. Also, the Arena has a good hockey crowd (for Wings games too). Connor's also is usually good about putting it on also.
As long as you know what station its on, you should be able to find it fine, just ask the bartender to switch to that station.
|5 years 36 weeks ago||I was actually about to write||
I was actually about to write the exact same post. Big ups BigBlue02 for hooking us up!
Great seats for cheap. Had an awesome time!
Thanks again, man.
|5 years 36 weeks ago||Stone Double Bastard (from a||
Stone Double Bastard (from a bomber).
Worth the price. No question.
|5 years 37 weeks ago||INTERESTED||
im looking for AT LEAST 2, more likely than not, 4.
|5 years 37 weeks ago||section J. done and done!||
section J. done and done! lets fill 'er up!
|5 years 37 weeks ago||I'm about to buy tickets for||
I'm about to buy tickets for tonights game. Does anyone know which end of the ice we score on twice? I want to get seats near center, but more on our offensive side, probably by the blue line. Should we all try to pack into a certain section?
|5 years 39 weeks ago||I am of the "Hate Crosby"||
I am of the "Hate Crosby" camp. I told my friend's I'm more upset that he was the one that scored to beat us, than that we lost (also on that list would have been Iginla and Niedermayer, too, fwiw).
Here are some reasons for my hatred as well as (I think) other's hatred as well:
Why did we dislike Tebow? It wasn't because he was a bad PERSON but because ESPN was all over his nuts 24-7. Crosby is the same way with NBC and Versus (although, IMO, they were better during the Olympics). They vault him as the savior of the game of hockey. Ugh.
He is a very good hockey player, but there are, in my estimation, much better players in the NHL. I don't even think he's the best player on the Pens (Malkin, Fleury). Again, this is my opinion, so feel free to disparage me all you want for that (Brodeur, Malkin, Lindstrom, Ovechkin, IMO are all better hockey players).
Seconded on the whiny bitch point. He's a skill player that didn't like to get hit. That has gotten better though, I must say.
My last point, is simply me being a homer. The captain of the team that beat the Wings for the cup, I have to hate him. It's the same reason why, I imagine, so many people around here hated Vince Young or Matt Leinart. He did absolutely NOTHING in the cup finals last year (and very little in the playoff's overall, if I remember right). He is the captain least deserving of a Stanley Cup. Period.
My 2 cents.
 I NEVER actually thought that the ref's in that building would let us have the Gold. (however, usually, the home building does get the calls in the NHL, so I don't know why I was surprised). Regardless, I loved the grit and hustle of team USA and Miller was on it the whole tourney. I can't wait for 2014!
|5 years 39 weeks ago||I'll be there. Took bad||
I'll be there. Took bad tickets are sold out! Suckas!!!
|5 years 39 weeks ago||it totally depends on when||
it totally depends on when you want to drink it. I did a double pale ale (reminiscent of Arrogant Bastard Ale) that was perfect for early/late fall. You for sure want something with balance. That you'll feel the alcohol warmth. What about an Amber Ale? Homebrewing is so much fun man, I'm glad you've joined our ranks!
p.s. I also did a porter I'm toying with naming Caracajous.
|6 years 9 weeks ago||My number 1 Braylon Jersey||
My number 1 Braylon Jersey has been tainted since "the Horror" and I won't wear it in the big house. I also have a Michigan Oxford long sleeve shirt that I wore every Friday at work following the '07 Oregon game. I couldn't find it anywhere last year(ergo, I take the blame for our entire '08 season). However, I found it, so we're all good now.
|6 years 12 weeks ago||Yeah, Matt and Tre have to be||
Yeah, Matt and Tre have to be Avs fans since they're from Colorado. I know a lot of folks think this is a weaker episode, but I really like it. I lost it when I saw the Wings just beating the living hell out of 7 year-olds during a hockey game. Fantastic.
|6 years 13 weeks ago||love it.||
|6 years 13 weeks ago||kegs'n eggs. done.||
kegs'n eggs. done.
|6 years 14 weeks ago||when you get a towel for free||
when you get a towel for free its because they were sponsored. if you want a free towel TCF or something will have to pay for it.
|6 years 15 weeks ago||...and Matthews can catch a||
...and Matthews can catch a punt.
|6 years 17 weeks ago||Queen- Bohemian Rhapsody||
I remember with the MMB did this right at the student section and didn't give a f**k about the rest of the stadium at the end. It STILL fires me up when I tell my friends about it.
Ecstasy of Gold could work if if the 'solo' trumpets were in a couple of different places around the stadium.
|6 years 19 weeks ago||the '04 state game was on btn||
the '04 state game was on btn this morning. i was tempted to skip work.
|6 years 31 weeks ago||As far as campuses go, i||
As far as campuses go, i think one can make a distinction between which is "better", HOWEVER, it must be clear what a prospective recruit wants. If you to live in a big city, then Columbus is a big city. If you want a college town, then Ann Arbor is a college town.
For example, my boss' dad is a huge OSU fan. When he (my boss) moved to southeast lower michigan (to take a job in detroit), his dad told him to go to Ann Arbor. "but you hate ann arbor", he said.
"Yeah, I hate UofM, but ann arbor is a great town."
Just an example.