***Official American Craft Beer Week Thread***

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  1. ZJohnson

    ZJohnson Well-Known Member

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    Alright ladies and gents, one of my favorite weeks of the year is upon us...American Craft Beer Week. It's a great week to support local breweries. So what is everyone drinking? I have myself some San Tan Devil's Ale and Four Peaks RAJ IPA to start the week. Both brewed right here in PHX.

    http://www.craftbeer.com/
     
  2. Cyhops

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    Devil's Backbone 8 Point IPA
     
  3. IowaStateClones

    IowaStateClones Well-Known Member

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    kicking it off with a miller light
     
  4. dmclone

    dmclone Well-Known Member

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    I ordered tickets tonight to Des Moines Brewfest
     
  5. ianoconnor

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    Homebrew Zombie Dust clone. Mmmm, Citra hops.
     
  6. Al_4_State

    Al_4_State Well-Known Member

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    Stopped in at Toppling Goliath yesterday and had a mug of 1492 IPA (single hop Columbus), and then had a Prairie Funky Galaxy and Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold while watching hockey.

    Drinking a Sierra Nevada Summerfest right now.

    I'll have to get into to TG again this week since they're putting out their Millenium Falcon APA to celebrate Craft Beer Week. Or just have my wife bring a few growlers home.
     
  7. Cyclonin

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    CyPlainsDrifter Well-Known Member

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    I had a Deep Diver Pound-Puller Green Hornet Yesterdaysterston Hoppy-Hoppsterston poured slow into a frosted mug cast from the glass of a crystal skull dug from grave of a Mayan Prince, and then sipped slowly through a sugar coated straw. ;)
     
  9. dcxme1183

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    A limited release barleywine from CBA.
     
  10. stormchaser2014

    stormchaser2014 Well-Known Member

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    New Glarus Spotted Cow and Totally Naked
     
  11. ISUCyclones2015

    ISUCyclones2015 Well-Known Member

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    Does Magic Hat count?

    Drinking Magic Hat #9. So good.
     
  12. dcxme1183

    dcxme1183 Member

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    I'm counting a CBA beer, you can count an NAB beer. I don't care for arbitrary definitions that change annually as Jim Koch's sales grow...
     
  13. 00clone

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    I gotta admit...when I grabbed a couple Confluence quarts when I first saw them and didn't realize until after I checked out that they were $10 each (so, $10 for less than 3 beers), I kinda tapped the brakes on the craft beer. I really started looking at prices, and it's like it's an arms race to charge more for the same beer. Now, if we're talking a very heavy beer, or extremely hopped, I understand inputs are more, but I'm likely not grabbing those anyway, so for the same beer, I find it hard to grab those that are 8-10 a six pack, even.
     
  14. ZJohnson

    ZJohnson Well-Known Member

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    Hell yes it does! Good choice.
     
  15. Bret44

    Bret44 Well-Known Member

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    I enjoyed a couple Brews at Albia Brewing Co. on Saturday.

    They have a new IPA that is pretty darn good.
     
  16. Cyclonin

    Cyclonin Well-Known Member

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    Yea its tough and annoying. The wife and I usually grab a six pack or 2 of good stuff a week. (10-20ish) and if we are going out to the bar for more than just a drink its good ole InBev time. But if I am sitting around at night, I enjoy a nice craft beer.
     
  17. JHudd

    JHudd Well-Known Member

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    Solid choice. I'm heading to a small tour at Peticolas tomorrow night. They are putting on some of their more limited and previous years brews. Still my favorite brewery in north Texas. Deep Ellum is a close second though.
     
  18. Cyclonin

    Cyclonin Well-Known Member

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    I've gotten some Peticolas here and there, but never more than a couple pints. Another brewery in that area is Community, they are about a year old, pretty good stuff there too (Mosaic IPA is one of the best I've had)
     
  19. Clone9

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    I managed to secure a case of Heady Topper last week. It has been a good week.
     
  20. dcxme1183

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    Are you going to save the dregs to re-pitch in your own wort? ;)
     

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