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  1. #15601
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Richmond, Va

    Abita Blueberry

    currently in my pilsner glass.

    On a major side note, Revolutionary Racing, LLC. just bought Colonial Downs Racing (defunct for the last 4 years here in the Commonwealth) and plans to be racing horses by this time next year-about 30 minutes from my house. Also, the Pamunkey Indian tribe has purchased several acres near the track and plan to open a casino.
    Very interesting events the last few weeks. So today I purchased the naming rights for Revolutionary Brewing, LLC in hopes of working a deal to open a brewery with the Track or Casino. Having a revolutionary theme, it will interesting creating brews along those lines. Gotta find some GW recipes, TJ, BF as well. Founding Fathers themes and many other interesting options. Colonial Williamsburg would only be 20 minutes away. Awesome potential, IMO.

  2. #15602
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Richmond, Va

    Abita blueberry

    I probably gave this a better review the last time I tried it; now it tastes like blueberry water with little mouthfeel and no body at all. Meh!!
    Won't buy it again.

    Go Devils!!

    Men's and Women's golf are good/great this year!!

  3. #15603
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Orlando, FL
    Quote Originally Posted by duketaylor View Post
    currently in my pilsner glass.

    On a major side note, Revolutionary Racing, LLC. just bought Colonial Downs Racing (defunct for the last 4 years here in the Commonwealth) and plans to be racing horses by this time next year-about 30 minutes from my house. Also, the Pamunkey Indian tribe has purchased several acres near the track and plan to open a casino.
    Very interesting events the last few weeks. So today I purchased the naming rights for Revolutionary Brewing, LLC in hopes of working a deal to open a brewery with the Track or Casino. Having a revolutionary theme, it will interesting creating brews along those lines. Gotta find some GW recipes, TJ, BF as well. Founding Fathers themes and many other interesting options. Colonial Williamsburg would only be 20 minutes away. Awesome potential, IMO.
    Sounds like a cool idea. Yards Brewing in Philly had the same idea.

    Ales based on Jefferson, Washington, and Franklin's recipes. I recall liking the porter and the spruce.

    A jumping off point for your brews perhaps.
    Coach K on Kyle Singler - "What position does he play? ... He plays winner."

    "Duke is never the underdog" - Quinn Cook

  4. #15604
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Raleigh
    Quote Originally Posted by Tripping William View Post
    Pace-of-play took Brewgaloo out of the equation (and, at $45 per person, Iím not all that sad about it), but I did pick up a growler of Crank Armís smoked oyster stout. All ingredients from NC, they claim. The initial nose and flavor are inviting, but donít give a huge hint of the salty-smokiness at the back-end of this beer. Almost a hint of bacon. IBU listed at 11, and a low-gravity ABV of 6.0%. And the brewery space seemed really cool (love the bicycle theme).
    I think they have/had 2 "levels" or days of participation at Brewgaloo. Was the $45 for the Friday evening event from 6-10ish? When we went about 3 year ago on a Saturday, it was $1/token which was good for a ~3 ounce taste with 5 tokens for a pint/souvenir mug pour.
    [redacted] them and the horses they rode in on.

  5. #15605
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    Feb 2007
    Location
    Raleigh
    Quote Originally Posted by tbyers11 View Post
    Sounds like a cool idea. Yards Brewing in Philly had the same idea.

    Ales based on Jefferson, Washington, and Franklin's recipes. I recall liking the porter and the spruce.

    A jumping off point for your brews perhaps.
    (Not totally accurate) recall thinks Alewerks in Williamsburg has a similar theme/philosophy.
    [redacted] them and the horses they rode in on.

  6. #15606
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    Feb 2007
    Location
    Raleigh
    Sorry we were a week late to the area and missed this:

    https://www.festivalcountryindiana.c...-and-taxes-day

    [redacted] them and the horses they rode in on.

  7. #15607
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    Feb 2007
    Location
    Raleigh
    Quote Originally Posted by devildeac View Post
    Sorry we were a week late to the area and missed this:

    https://www.festivalcountryindiana.c...-and-taxes-day

    Speaking of Evasion:

    Evasion (draft)-Taxman Brewing Company

    I still like the name Death and Taxes but Exemption comes pretty close. The (very informed) beertender simply named too many variants for me to comprehend so I had a 2 ounce sample of the regular Evasion (BBA but no additives) before choosing the "other" beer for take away.

    Pour was almost black with a thin, mocha head. Dark chocolate nose with the same taste along with dark caramel, molasses, burnt grain and bourbon. I'd guess IBUs about 50 and the ABV was 13%, down from previous years of 14%+. A 2 pack of this in 12 ounce cans was $20 (don't worry, fuse, I passed on this one) and the BBA variants were all $25 for the pair . (And yes, I passed on these, too .)
    [redacted] them and the horses they rode in on.

  8. #15608
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Raleigh
    Mezcal Barrel Aged Exemption (draft)-Taxman Brewing Company

    Another 2 ounce taster to help me decide what the final addition to my purchase would be. This won. Not cheap but still much less than the Evasion/variants.

    This is their standard Exemption (yes, I really typed that ):

    "Claim an Exemption, our abbey-style tripel. This crisp golden ale unites lemon, orange peel and coriander spices with flavorful Belgian esters. White wh*at, oat and artisan malts contribute a balanced body, complemented by golden candi sugar."

    This variant adds agave and barrel aging and comes up with some boozy, spicy aromas and tastes with oak and tequila in the forefront, but not overpowering. Color was a light orange-amber with little head. IBUs estimated at 30 and the ABV is up to 9% from the base beer at 8.5%.

    I hope davec makes frequent visits to their brewery .
    [redacted] them and the horses they rode in on.

  9. #15609
    Quote Originally Posted by duketaylor View Post
    I probably gave this a better review the last time I tried it; now it tastes like blueberry water with little mouthfeel and no body at all. Meh!!
    Won't buy it again.

    Go Devils!!

    Men's and Women's golf are good/great this year!!
    You forgot the first rule- all blueberry beer is bad.

    There are very limited exceptions.

  10. #15610
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Winston’Salem
    Quote Originally Posted by fuse View Post
    You forgot the first rule- all blueberry beer is bad.

    There are very limited exceptions.
    Personally, I find Olde Hickory's Blue Velvet (a blueberry hefeweizen) to be an exception. I'm not over-the-moon about it, but it's not what I would call "bad." Of course, I may be a chorus of one . . . . . .
    "Amazing what a minute can do."

  11. #15611
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Winston’Salem
    Quote Originally Posted by devildeac View Post
    I think they have/had 2 "levels" or days of participation at Brewgaloo. Was the $45 for the Friday evening event from 6-10ish? When we went about 3 year ago on a Saturday, it was $1/token which was good for a ~3 ounce taste with 5 tokens for a pint/souvenir mug pour.
    Don't know about Friday night. We were in town on Saturday night. Mrs. Tripping saw the pricing, so I don't know if what she saw was for a different timeframe.

    Separately, Crank Arm's Bottom Bracket amber ale is also quite tasty. At first I thought the name was referencing my NCAA Tournament pool entry. Then I realized the bicycle theme again. A nice golden brown, with a generous off-white head. Nice dried fruit flavors (probably from the Belgian yeast strain they use) and some touch of bitterness on the aftertaste. Went well with Caeser salad and grilled shrimp. ABV at 5.8%, with a guess that IBUs were in the mid-20's. Crank Arm is 2-for-2 so far with me.
    "Amazing what a minute can do."

  12. #15612
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Northwest NC
    I tried the Tropical Torpedo from Sierra Nevada yesterday.

    6.7% ABV
    55 IBUs

    I wasn't crazy about the Torpedo Extra I had a few days ago so I wondered about this one but I have to say I thought it was much better. The hops weren't quite so overwhelming and the hints of the mango, papaya and passionfruit were great. I would definitely buy this one again.
    "The future ain't what it used to be."

  13. #15613
    Quote Originally Posted by DUKIECB View Post
    I tried the Tropical Torpedo from Sierra Nevada yesterday.

    6.7% ABV
    55 IBUs

    I wasn't crazy about the Torpedo Extra I had a few days ago so I wondered about this one but I have to say I thought it was much better. The hops weren't quite so overwhelming and the hints of the mango, papaya and passionfruit were great. I would definitely buy this one again.
    Iím with you, this is a great beer.

  14. #15614
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Raleigh
    Quote Originally Posted by Tripping William View Post
    Personally, I find Olde Hickory's Blue Velvet (a blueberry hefeweizen) to be an exception. I'm not over-the-moon about it, but it's not what I would call "bad." Of course, I may be a chorus of one . . . . . .
    I don't recall a review about that one...

    But wait, I think you just did .
    [redacted] them and the horses they rode in on.

  15. #15615
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Raleigh
    Quote Originally Posted by Tripping William View Post
    Don't know about Friday night. We were in town on Saturday night. Mrs. Tripping saw the pricing, so I don't know if what she saw was for a different timeframe.

    Separately, Crank Arm's Bottom Bracket amber ale is also quite tasty. At first I thought the name was referencing my NCAA Tournament pool entry. Then I realized the bicycle theme again. A nice golden brown, with a generous off-white head. Nice dried fruit flavors (probably from the Belgian yeast strain they use) and some touch of bitterness on the aftertaste. Went well with Caeser salad and grilled shrimp. ABV at 5.8%, with a guess that IBUs were in the mid-20's. Crank Arm is 2-for-2 so far with me.
    I live in Raleigh and I've had very few Crank Arm beers. Pretty pathetic/I need to get out more.

    I think they make a Rickshaw Rye IPA and it may well have been that I had it at Brewgaloo 3-4 years ago and recall it fondly. A bit odd/musty due to the rye but a good beer.
    [redacted] them and the horses they rode in on.

  16. #15616
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    Feb 2007
    Location
    Raleigh
    Quote Originally Posted by DUKIECB View Post
    I tried the Tropical Torpedo from Sierra Nevada yesterday.

    6.7% ABV
    55 IBUs

    I wasn't crazy about the Torpedo Extra I had a few days ago so I wondered about this one but I have to say I thought it was much better. The hops weren't quite so overwhelming and the hints of the mango, papaya and passionfruit were great. I would definitely buy this one again.
    You're starting to post like a Ymm, Beer regular now. Keep those reviews coming!
    [redacted] them and the horses they rode in on.

  17. #15617
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Raleigh
    Quote Originally Posted by Tripping William View Post
    Don't know about Friday night. We were in town on Saturday night. Mrs. Tripping saw the pricing, so I don't know if what she saw was for a different timeframe.

    Separately, Crank Arm's Bottom Bracket amber ale is also quite tasty. At first I thought the name was referencing my NCAA Tournament pool entry. Then I realized the bicycle theme again. A nice golden brown, with a generous off-white head. Nice dried fruit flavors (probably from the Belgian yeast strain they use) and some touch of bitterness on the aftertaste. Went well with Caeser salad and grilled shrimp. ABV at 5.8%, with a guess that IBUs were in the mid-20's. Crank Arm is 2-for-2 so far with me.
    I'll post a list of some of Taxman's brews tomorrow. Rather amusing.
    [redacted] them and the horses they rode in on.

  18. #15618
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Raleigh
    Cosmic Opposites (brewed on 1/18/18)-Casita Cerveceria (brewed and canned by Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery

    Playing a bit of catch-up ball here from last week.

    This pint can was either $4.00 or $4.50 after my mixed 6er discount at a new wine and beer store I mentioned last week that's about 1.5 miles from our house.

    Labeled on the can as an imperial white stout, I'll call immediate shenanigans upon decanting. Even roger ayres might be able to make this call-it ain't white but rather a cloudy, milky medium brown hue. with a small, tan head. Nose of java and milk chocolate, smooth and silky mouthfeel and complex tastes including cocoa powder, brown sugar, espresso, chocolate/malted milk and a modest alcohol burn. An imagined "cocktail" from the bar might be a shot of Godiva liqueur in a cup of medium roast coffee with a splash of cream. Ingredients include cocoa nibs, coffee, vanilla (I didn't really taste this), oats (smoothness) and lactose, technically making this an imperial milk stout. I'll guess IBUs of 30-40 (it was pretty mild). The ABV was 10% and pretty obvious after about 12 ounces of this so I took about 90 minutes to finish it. Liquid dessert. I'd happily buy a pint on draft to try it really fresh and I'd guess it'd be $7-8 for a 16 ounce pour. I will certainly continue to seek out beer from this brewery.
    [redacted] them and the horses they rode in on.

  19. #15619
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    Feb 2007
    Location
    Raleigh
    Quote Originally Posted by devildeac View Post
    Oooh, forgot one from Tuesday night.

    Ten Fidy Barrel Aged-Oskar Blues Brewing

    I'm gonna call it "local" even though the can says Longmont, CO, because they have a Brevard, NC location now.

    Stovepipe can (19.2 ounces ) gifted to me by a drug rep in December or January and saved until family arrived to share (3 ways and immediately after the Collaboration Without Representation). I found another can laying on a counter at Total Wine about the same time last year and (greedily) asked if they had any more and was sadly informed they did not. Got lucky and they honored a 10% off coupon so I think it was about $11 (no typo). I'll transport that to Ohio later this month to share with son of devildeac.

    Pour was pitch black and viscous. Head was small, creamy and tan. Nose was unsweetened dark chocolate and bourbon. Mouthfeel was thick, oily and viscous (yep, repetitively redundant). There's a really good reason they named it Ten Fidy. Tastes were fudge, chocolate covered raisins, a hint of coffee and warming bourbon from start to finish. IBUs listed at 75. ABV was 12.9%. Don't waste any time thinking about pairings as this is decadent enough by itself for dessert or a nightcap. I don't think I could finish a can of this by myself. It is a big, big beer.
    ^^^^

    From about 3 weeks ago.

    From last PM:

    Ten Fidy Barrel Aged-Oskar Blues Brewing

    Split my second and final stovepipe can of this with our son last PM. Too much to sip alone, unable to cork the can () and much, much better if shared with family or friends. I saw 2 of these at a Liquor Barn in Lexington, KY, over the weekend but couldn't warm up the Visa card enough to buy them at about $13 each (). Certainly worth a splurge for a celebration or two but couldn't make a regular diet/habit of this. Waiting for mattman to find a 19.2 can or two of the rum barrel-aged Ten Fidy or the rum barrel-aged Death By Coconut for me .
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  20. #15620
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Raleigh
    Saber Tooth Tiger-Rheingeist Brewery

    More local! (well, maybe about 90 minutes away from local on Saturday night in Columbus, OH)

    A limited, annual release, this was their first IIPA in 2013.

    Poured from a 12 ounce can and shared with our son, it appeared a golden-yellow with a medium, foamy head. Waves of tropical fruit waft from our snifters and blasts of pineapple, mango, guava and grapefruit trample our taste buds. Really high IBUs at 95 but the moderate bitterness is fairly fruity/rind-y and reasonably well balanced with the ABV at 8.5%. I like this better than their year-round IIPA, Knowledge. Here are the ingredients:

    MALTS: 2-row, Pilsner, Flaked Rye (I didn't perceive much, if any, of the mustiness one would expect from this)

    HOPS: Amarillo, Simcoe, Citra

    (and yes, several of these made it back to NC last PM...)
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