February 17th, 2012 at 7:25 PM ^

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.


February 17th, 2012 at 7:28 PM ^

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.

Chester Cheetah

February 17th, 2012 at 8:23 PM ^

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).

Louie C

February 17th, 2012 at 9:14 PM ^

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.


February 17th, 2012 at 9:19 PM ^

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).

swan flu

February 17th, 2012 at 9:55 PM ^

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.



February 17th, 2012 at 10:11 PM ^

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.


February 17th, 2012 at 10:44 PM ^

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.