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|1 year 31 weeks ago||Deschutes Inversion IPA on||
Deschutes Inversion IPA on the docket and maybe a bit of Anchor Liberty Ale
|1 year 34 weeks ago||I had a Sculipin then Two||
I had a Sculipin then Two Hearted Ale. Damn fine Saturday eve
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Dogfish Head 75 Minute this||
Dogfish Head 75 Minute this eve
|1 year 34 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.
|1 year 41 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.
|1 year 41 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.
|1 year 42 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.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||Hombrew Pale Ale, then likely||
Hombrew Pale Ale, then likely one of these Cigar City Jai Alai. Go Wings!
|1 year 45 weeks ago||Seconded.||
|1 year 45 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.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||Cigar City Maduro Brown for||
Cigar City Maduro Brown for me.
Kraft big time
|1 year 45 weeks ago||I'm hoping Alchemist Heady||
I'm hoping Alchemist Heady Topper or perhaps some Hill Farmstead
|1 year 46 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.
|1 year 48 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.
|1 year 48 weeks ago||Lagunitas Sucks. It does not||
Lagunitas Sucks. It does not suck.
|1 year 48 weeks ago||You win. Damn fine||
You win. Damn fine
|1 year 50 weeks ago||Had a homebrew a bit ago, and||
Had a homebrew a bit ago, and about to head to the bar. Go Blue!
|1 year 50 weeks ago||Homebrew simcoe single-hop||
Homebrew simcoe single-hop IPA. Maybe a Bridgeport Smooth Ryed later on.
|2 years 1 week ago||Love it.||
|2 years 3 weeks ago||Duke losing to Virginia||
Duke losing to Virginia helps.
|2 years 4 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 4 weeks ago||I enjoyed this game.||
I enjoyed this game. Hopefully we can hold serve until healthy then make a run.
|2 years 6 weeks ago||its fuckin stupid, that's||
its fuckin stupid, that's whats up. Now IM gonna go get hammered.
|2 years 6 weeks ago||Arrogant Bastard and starting||
Arrogant Bastard and starting the following. You wouldn't like it.
|2 years 8 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 8 weeks ago||Revolution anti-hero whilst||
Revolution anti-hero whilst waiting for curtain of The Motherf**ker With The Hat at Steppenwolf.
|2 years 9 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 10 weeks ago||Oskar Blues Old Chub and||
Oskar Blues Old Chub and Hopslam for me. We'll be aight. Go Blue!
|2 years 11 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 13 weeks ago||Little bit of Bell's This One||
Little bit of Bell's This One Goes to 11.