Thanksgiving 2016 Beer Thread

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  1. dmclone

    dmclone Well-Known Member

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    Have you been saving anything special? New beer that you like?

    I plan on opening the following this weekend

    Summit #23 Unchained Dark Infusion
    TG Hopsmack DIPA-The best DIPA I've had this year


    Then on Friday I plan on going up to Minneapolis and visiting

    Town Hall and The Republic (Hotel is less than a block away)

    Want to check out a new-to-me brewery. Any opinions would be helpful.

    Fair State
    Sisyphus
    HammerHeart
     
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  2. Gerbs

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    My brother is a big beer fan like I am so I had to get some big guns for our Friday Thanksgiving. We prolly won't get through them all, but I figured we'd start Friday for the Clone bball game. What we got:

    2 Treehouse Julius
    2 Treehouse Alter Ego
    2 Treehouse Single Shot
    2 Trillium Double Dry Hopped Sleeper Street
    2 Alchemist Heady Topper
    2 Alchemist Focal Banger
    And then a Bruery Chocolate Rain as a night capper
     
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  3. CloniesForLife

    CloniesForLife Well-Known Member

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    The one HammerHeart beer I have had was good and I have heard good things. Never been though
     
  4. BuffettClone

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    My dad is bringing some Dragon's Milk over, I've never tried it but he says its good. Any thoughts from you beer enthusiasts?
     
  5. inCyteful

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    Coming home from 3 weeks in Europe. This is going to be Yuuuugee!

    Not sure of the order ...

    Odell Myrcenary IPA
    Verboten Mountain Man Barrel Aged
    Oskar Blues TenFiddy Barrel Aged
    Left Hand Rye on the Prize

    That should get me to breakfast....
     
  6. jcyclonee

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    Nothing too special this year. I have a Sierra Nevada variety pack, 8 Goose IPA's and one Deschutes Hop Slice left over.

    BIL is coming to stay with us. Last time we were together we tried a Sour beer. Who decided that was a good choice? Yuck!
     
  7. ca4cy

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    About the only good thing I can say about that is the labeling is accurate. That stuff is heinous.
     
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  8. dmclone

    dmclone Well-Known Member

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    Good stuff
     
  9. ChrisMWilliams

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  10. cycloneworld

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    I'm fully on the sour beer train. Have two 750ml bottles of Boulevard Smokestack series of Love Child No. 6 and Funkier Pumpkin. Regular Funky Pumpkin is one of my new favs so excited to try this 8.5% version.
     
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  11. cycloneworld

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    Had this at Beer House in Urbandale and it is fantastic. Like drinking chocolate milk.
     
  12. Headed up to the DSM area this afternoon. Have time for a quick growler fill up. Driving by Knoxville, thinking of going with some No Coast in one growler.

    What should be my second stop?
     
  13. dmclone

    dmclone Well-Known Member

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    Growler fill from 515. Opens at 2pm.
     
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  14. Al_4_State

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    We'll be getting into some TG Mornin' Delight, Sosus, Twisted Galaxy, a bunch of Pipeworks (including the Double Creature Feature collab with TG) and some kind of pumpkin imperial stout that the wife ended up with and I just can't remember for the life of me what brewery was behind it.
     
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  15. NickTheGreat

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    Dragon's Milk is outstanding. Almost as good as BCBS if you're into that type of thing. But you don't have to wait in line for days and/or pay $20 per bottle to get it.
     
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    I had Sosus last night and it was pretty darn good. But I've had it before. New to me is Hopsmack, which I will drink tonight or tomorrow :)
     
  17. dmclone

    dmclone Well-Known Member

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    A couple more that I've recently had.

    Stone Xocoveza-Excellent

    Madhouse El Jefe-A little spice

    Surly Abrasive is not as good as I remember it. I prefer Todd the Axeman. Both are too expensive.

    TG Biter DIPA-Probably the worst beer I've had from them since Dorthy

    Born Yesterday-This and TG Hopsmack are probably my two favorites this year

    Death by Coconut-Excellent
     
  18. Deanster

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    Jealous! Love that beer!
     
  19. Cytasticlone

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    I got on kind of an Oktoberfest kick so I just picked up some Ayinger Oktoberfest Marzen and some Hacker-Pschorr Oktoberfest. Probably break a few of those out along with a couple Paulaner Oktoberfest-Marzens I have leftover and the some Stella which I always have around.
     
  20. Al_4_State

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    Hopsmack has been awesome this year. It's been awesome ever since it was resurrected.

    Biter wasn't good at all. Not a flawed beer, but just really meh.

    The ironic part is back when both of those were a staple at TG (2012ish), I vastly preferred Biter. New Biter is very different than I remember, as is Hopsmack. One is better, one is worse. I guess I'll call it a wash.
     

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