Ballast Point is Dying

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  1. clonehenge

    clonehenge Well-Known Member

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    Well that's just depressing. I love their Dead Ringer Oktoberfest.
     
  2. jcyclonee

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    Zima essentially?
     
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  3. enisthemenace

    enisthemenace Well-Known Member

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    No. Zima was wine cooler.

    These things now are just alcohol infused seltzer waters.
     
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  4. CyCrazy

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    Yep these are all the wife buys for herself. They aren't terrible
     
  5. dmclone

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    Victory at Sea and Sculpin are both legendary mainstream beers. They are too expensive compared to what you can NOW get locally. With that said, when I go to SD I always visit their taprooms. For me, if I'm going to pick a mainstream beer, I'm probably going to choose Two Hearted instead.
     
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  6. cyclonesurveyor

    cyclonesurveyor Well-Known Member

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    I'm in this camp. I will drink anything but don't need the milkshake sour hazy whatever. Blvd unfiltered beer was one of my gateway beers but its crazy now.

    But I am screwed for now, beer in NI sucks for the most part. Guiness (but fresh) and lagers. Not much for distro from the good breweries in England. So I started trying whiskeys and turns out whiskey helps with weight loss.
     
  7. dmclone

    dmclone Well-Known Member

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    For all those saying "just drink coors". It's kind of like cars. Some people are happy driving their good old reliable Buick for 10 years straight. For me, I like to drive a Ferrari California, followed by a Dodge Challenger Hellcat, followed by a Tesla Models S.....

    Yes, I'm paying more but the beer tastes better and they are not in the same league. Plus the beers I drink usually have 2-3 times the alcohol content so I don't drink as much. I'd much rather drink 3 cans of Bell's Two Hearted than 6 Bud Lights.
     
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  8. enisthemenace

    enisthemenace Well-Known Member

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    No calories in whiskey. An approved Keto diet drink :D
     
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  9. BillBrasky4Cy

    BillBrasky4Cy Well-Known Member

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    Same and I'll hammer one down in a pinch. Hell, Whiteclaws are 4.5%
     
  10. BillBrasky4Cy

    BillBrasky4Cy Well-Known Member

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    Literally nobody in this thread has said "just drink Coors."
     
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  11. Cybyassociation

    Cybyassociation Well-Known Member

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    I love Mango Even Keel. I could drink it by the Camelbak.
     
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  12. NewClone09

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    Only thing I’ll miss is the cool *** fish they slap on their cardboard
     
  13. isu81

    isu81 Well-Known Member

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    This is a bummer. Not that there aren't great replacements, but a couple of their beers are really unique and on my list. Love the flavored sculpins, especially grapefruit.
     
  14. Cycsk

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    Don't tell it to this guy!

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  15. ArgentCy

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    Gross.

    I guess I don't mind the RTD's like Smirnoff but then I grew up.
     
  16. ArgentCy

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    How would you make one? Would it be like ordering a Jack and Coke but use seltzer water instead? A watered down alcohol with some carbonation, yum. o_O
     
  17. Frak

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    I really liked the Grunion and Bonito (sp?), but they are pretty expensive and there are cheaper beers that are just as good.
     
  18. intrepid27

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    Have never drank much of their beers but tried Passing Haze and Mango Even Keel a couple of weeks age and was very disappointed on both.

    I think the industry is facing a number of challenges. One is the amount of true brewing talent is not keeping up with the number of breweries. Secondly, the race to put out 10 new beers a year is crazy and some of it ends up being crap. Lastly, one thing great about craft beer is it can be very fresh. But, as stores and taverns carry more and more selection, the freshness is bound to suffer.

    I've seen Toppling Goliath Bombers sitting warm on the shelf of just about every Hy Vee in Cedar Rapids. It clearly says on the bottle to keep chilled.
     
  19. NickTheGreat

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    #39 NickTheGreat, Jun 6, 2019
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    Carbs. Whiskey is like pure calories. :D
     
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  20. NickTheGreat

    NickTheGreat Well-Known Member

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    I was in Australia in 2003, and they had lots of those RTD's. But things like Rum&Coke in a can. I always wondered why we never had them here. I could have sworn they had had Jack&Coke, but that was many years and many RTD's ago. [​IMG]
     

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