|08/16/2013 - 11:04pm||Deschutes Inversion IPA on||
Deschutes Inversion IPA on the docket and maybe a bit of Anchor Liberty Ale
|07/28/2013 - 1:03am||I had a Sculipin then Two||
I had a Sculipin then Two Hearted Ale. Damn fine Saturday eve
|07/26/2013 - 10:16pm||Dogfish Head 75 Minute this||
Dogfish Head 75 Minute this eve
|07/26/2013 - 10:15pm||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.
|06/08/2013 - 11:00pm||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.
|06/08/2013 - 1:18pm||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.
|06/01/2013 - 6:54pm||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.
|05/18/2013 - 10:57pm||Hombrew Pale Ale, then likely||
Hombrew Pale Ale, then likely one of these Cigar City Jai Alai. Go Wings!
|05/16/2013 - 8:26pm||Seconded.||
|05/12/2013 - 8:17pm||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.
|05/11/2013 - 10:16pm||Cigar City Maduro Brown for||
Cigar City Maduro Brown for me.
Kraft big time
|05/11/2013 - 10:14pm||I'm hoping Alchemist Heady||
I'm hoping Alchemist Heady Topper or perhaps some Hill Farmstead
|05/05/2013 - 10:41pm||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.
|04/20/2013 - 2:24pm||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.
|04/19/2013 - 11:25pm||Lagunitas Sucks. It does not||
Lagunitas Sucks. It does not suck.
|04/19/2013 - 11:24pm||You win. Damn fine||
You win. Damn fine
|04/06/2013 - 7:19pm||Had a homebrew a bit ago, and||
Had a homebrew a bit ago, and about to head to the bar. Go Blue!
|04/05/2013 - 10:03pm||Homebrew simcoe single-hop||
Homebrew simcoe single-hop IPA. Maybe a Bridgeport Smooth Ryed later on.
|03/19/2013 - 11:06pm||Love it.||
|02/28/2013 - 11:03pm||Duke losing to Virginia||
Duke losing to Virginia helps.
|02/24/2013 - 12:33am||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.
|02/23/2013 - 9:34pm||I enjoyed this game.||
I enjoyed this game. Hopefully we can hold serve until healthy then make a run.
|02/09/2013 - 2:22pm||its fuckin stupid, that's||
its fuckin stupid, that's whats up. Now IM gonna go get hammered.
|02/07/2013 - 8:17pm||Arrogant Bastard and starting||
Arrogant Bastard and starting the following. You wouldn't like it.
|01/26/2013 - 8:52pm||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)
|01/25/2013 - 8:13pm||Revolution anti-hero whilst||
Revolution anti-hero whilst waiting for curtain of The Motherf**ker With The Hat at Steppenwolf.
|01/19/2013 - 8:57pm||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!
|01/13/2013 - 9:30pm||Oskar Blues Old Chub and||
Oskar Blues Old Chub and Hopslam for me. We'll be aight. Go Blue!
|01/05/2013 - 9:31pm||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")
|12/25/2012 - 10:25pm||Little bit of Bell's This One||
Little bit of Bell's This One Goes to 11.
|11/21/2012 - 8:56pm||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!
|11/02/2012 - 10:50pm||fan-tastic.||
|11/02/2012 - 10:05pm||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.
|11/02/2012 - 10:02pm||Stupidly jealous.||
|10/27/2012 - 9:20pm||Bells Amber on special at||
Bells Amber on special at this bar in Chi. Think so.
|10/26/2012 - 11:34pm||F'in right||
|10/26/2012 - 10:46pm||Rockin' this big-ass bottle||
Rockin' this big-ass bottle of Stone Ruination.
|10/26/2012 - 10:43pm||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.
|10/26/2012 - 10:41pm||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.
|10/09/2012 - 1:57pm||RIP Budd, sad day for the Red||
RIP Budd, sad day for the Red Wings and fans.
|10/06/2012 - 9:32pm||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...
|09/28/2012 - 11:16pm||Had a bit of homebrew||
Had a bit of homebrew earlier. Now, some Great Lakes Nosferatu.
|09/28/2012 - 11:12pm||I really dig the cans of||
I really dig the cans of Outlaw. Hop Juice (though limited) is the tops though in my book.
|09/28/2012 - 5:17pm||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.
|09/12/2012 - 12:59pm||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.
|08/30/2012 - 11:19pm||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).
|08/27/2012 - 5:37pm||I'm jealous. I don't care||
I'm jealous. I don't care where you watch, I'm still jealous of it.
|08/25/2012 - 9:29pm||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...
|08/25/2012 - 9:27pm||Was that the Midwest Brewer's||
Was that the Midwest Brewer's Fest? I was tempted, but didn't go. How was it?
|08/23/2012 - 10:57pm||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.