Thread: The New Prog Beer Snob Thread

  1. #201
    I'm here for the moosic NogbadTheBad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Boston
    Posts
    6,128


    I may have a new favorite brewery, Trillium in Boston, tried their Pale Ale & IPA today, both outstanding.
    Ian

    Gordon Haskell - "You've got to keep the groove in your head and play a load of bollocks instead"
    I blame Wynton, what was the question?
    There are only 10 types of people in the World, those who understand binary and those that don't.

  2. #202
    Occipital Provocatee Plasmatopia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Plague Sanctuary, Vermont
    Posts
    1,495
    Just sitting at home rocking back and forth and jealously caressing my invisible collection of theoretical assets.

  3. #203
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Kalamazoo Michigan
    Posts
    4,035
    Quote Originally Posted by Plasmatopia View Post
    Never had their stuff, but they have a great reputation among beer snobs.

  4. #204
    I'm here for the moosic NogbadTheBad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Boston
    Posts
    6,128
    Just got given 2 tickets for the Extreme Beer Festival taking place in Boston this weekend, sweet.
    Ian

    Gordon Haskell - "You've got to keep the groove in your head and play a load of bollocks instead"
    I blame Wynton, what was the question?
    There are only 10 types of people in the World, those who understand binary and those that don't.

  5. #205
    Occipital Provocatee Plasmatopia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Plague Sanctuary, Vermont
    Posts
    1,495
    Quote Originally Posted by NogbadTheBad View Post
    Just got given 2 tickets for the Extreme Beer Festival taking place in Boston this weekend, sweet.
    Is Extreme actually playing?
    Just sitting at home rocking back and forth and jealously caressing my invisible collection of theoretical assets.

  6. #206
    Occipital Provocatee Plasmatopia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Plague Sanctuary, Vermont
    Posts
    1,495
    Quote Originally Posted by SteveSly View Post
    Never had their stuff, but they have a great reputation among beer snobs.
    They do make some great beer.
    Just sitting at home rocking back and forth and jealously caressing my invisible collection of theoretical assets.

  7. #207
    Member Hyfi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Southampton, PA
    Posts
    1
    A few of my favs include 2 that you have to stand in line for 4-packs

    Lawsons Sip of Sunshine


    Alchemist Heady Topper



    And Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale
    Hyfi
    --------------------------------------------------------------
    Main Systen - Rotel 1072 > VAC CLA1 MKII > Counterpoint NPS 400 > Clearfield Continentals > Synergystic Reserch
    --------------------------------------------------------------
    Secondary - Oppo 93 > Hafler 945 Pre-Tuner > Odyssey Stratos+> Dynaudio Audience 82s > Tara Labs & Zip Cord

  8. #208
    Member BobM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Ponte Vedra, FL
    Posts
    485
    Went to the doctor last week and he said my triglycerides were way too high. On a diet now and beer and other alcohol is a no-no for the immediate future, at least. And me with 2 cases of home brewed porter fizzing up in the bottle. I guess I will be looking for more "quality" and less "quantity" in the future. In the past I went for both
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    A gentleman is defined as someone who knows how to play the accordion, and doesn't.

  9. #209
    Banned Dave (in MA)'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    4209′30″N 7108′43″W
    Posts
    3,165
    Have any Boston-area PEers tried Trillium's product line?

    They just opened up a second location in an industrial park that I drive past on my way home.

    Edit: Heh,just refreshed the page and saw #202.

  10. #210
    I'm here for the moosic NogbadTheBad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Boston
    Posts
    6,128
    Quote Originally Posted by Dave (in MA) View Post
    Have any Boston-area PEers tried Trillium's product line?

    They just opened up a second location in an industrial park that I drive past on my way home.

    Edit: Heh,just refreshed the page and saw #202.
    Hehe - just checked them out for the first time this last weekend, outstanding stuff, I will be going back soon. I don't see them being distributed anywhere so I go to the brewery which is 2 miles from my house.
    Ian

    Gordon Haskell - "You've got to keep the groove in your head and play a load of bollocks instead"
    I blame Wynton, what was the question?
    There are only 10 types of people in the World, those who understand binary and those that don't.

  11. #211
    Member Firth's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Severn, MD
    Posts
    3,468


    So I had a sampler of the 1. Victory Hop Ranch DIPA, 2. Firkin Heavy Seas Deep Six Porter, 3. Victory Blackboard Agave IPA with Grapefruit, and 4. Stone Stochasticity Project Grainiac Amber Ale.

    Winner 2. But all good.
    On the verge of indecision
    I'll always take the roundabout way

  12. #212
    I'm here for the moosic NogbadTheBad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Boston
    Posts
    6,128




    Extreme Beer Festival in Boston
    Ian

    Gordon Haskell - "You've got to keep the groove in your head and play a load of bollocks instead"
    I blame Wynton, what was the question?
    There are only 10 types of people in the World, those who understand binary and those that don't.

  13. #213
    Member Vic2012's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    La Florida
    Posts
    4,387
    I'm drinking a Miller Lite in honor of this thread. I've actually had several Miller Lites in honor of thread. Ha ha.

  14. #214
    Banned Dave (in MA)'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    4209′30″N 7108′43″W
    Posts
    3,165
    Quote Originally Posted by NogbadTheBad View Post
    Extreme Beer Festival in Boston
    Way too crowded. I'd rather just hit the packy and bring it home.

  15. #215
    Member -=RTFR666=-'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Phoenix AZ USA
    Posts
    763
    Quote Originally Posted by Firth View Post


    So I had a sampler of the 1. Victory Hop Ranch DIPA, 2. Firkin Heavy Seas Deep Six Porter, 3. Victory Blackboard Agave IPA with Grapefruit, and 4. Stone Stochasticity Project Grainiac Amber Ale.

    Winner 2. But all good.
    That Oskar Blues Ten Fidy would've been on my short-list...
    -=Will you stand by me against the cold night, or are you afraid of the ice?=-

  16. #216
    facetious maximus Yves's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Posts
    1,600
    Quote Originally Posted by Vic2012 View Post
    I'm drinking a Miller Lite in honor of this thread. I've actually had several Miller Lites in honor of thread. Ha ha.
    If you want to do this to yourself nobody will stop you. Just know the inferior ingredients and minimal care they put into it. Big name beer is all about the $$$ whereas craft beer is made by people who enjoy beer. The choice is obvious to me. Your post is the equivalent of somebody joining PE to proudly proclaim that they only listen to the music they hear on Virgin Radio.
    Last edited by Yves; 02-07-2016 at 05:31 AM.
    "Corn Flakes pissed in. You ranted. Mission accomplished. Thread closed."

    -Cozy 3:16-

  17. #217
    Member Firth's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Severn, MD
    Posts
    3,468

    The New Prog Beer Snob Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Yves View Post
    If you want to do this to yourself nobody will stop you. Just know the inferior ingredients and minimal care they put into it. Big name beer is all about the $$$ whereas craft beer is made by people who enjoy beer. The choice is obvious to me. Your post is the equivalent of somebody joining PE to proudly proclaim that they only listen to the music they hear on Virgin Radio.
    That is funny. Because Miller Lite has little to no hop content, or B vitamins and is made from rice and corn, it is relatively unhealthy even though it has lower calories. But people I know make up for it by drinking 3 times as many of them, therefore they get more calories than drinking a good satisfying ale and no goodness.
    On the verge of indecision
    I'll always take the roundabout way

  18. #218
    I'm here for the moosic NogbadTheBad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Boston
    Posts
    6,128
    Here's what I campled at the Extreme Beer Festival yesterday

    Allagash – Astrid Saison – 9.7%
    Allagash – St Klippenstein – 9%
    Sam Adams – Wee Heavy – 10%
    Vivant – Wizard Burial – 10.4%
    Burley Oak – Bulletproof Tiger – 10%
    Burley Oak – Pants Are Cumbersome – 6.5%
    Cambridge – Cerisse – 9%
    Dark Horse – Zhaftig – 8.5%
    Dogfish Head – Higher Math – 17%
    Dogfish Head – Hoo Lawd – 9.5%
    Founders – Spike Cutlass – 12%
    Funky Buddha – Gruit – 10%
    Kane – Triple IPA – 10.5%
    Kent Falls – Gose – 7%
    Newburgh – Black Oyster Cult – 4.9%
    Newburgh – Tripel – 11.3%
    Night Shift – Darkling – 10%
    Night Shift – Trophy – 9.4%
    Stones – Mixtape – 8.8%
    Tin Man – Tomato Gose – 5.3%
    Tin Man – Barleywine – 10.6%
    Trophy – Staple – 10%
    TRVE – Cursed – 4.4%
    Two Roads – Igors Dream – 11%
    Ian

    Gordon Haskell - "You've got to keep the groove in your head and play a load of bollocks instead"
    I blame Wynton, what was the question?
    There are only 10 types of people in the World, those who understand binary and those that don't.

  19. #219
    Quote Originally Posted by NogbadTheBad View Post
    Here's what I campled at the Extreme Beer Festival yesterday

    Allagash – Astrid Saison – 9.7%
    Allagash – St Klippenstein – 9%
    Sam Adams – Wee Heavy – 10%
    Vivant – Wizard Burial – 10.4%
    Burley Oak – Bulletproof Tiger – 10%
    Burley Oak – Pants Are Cumbersome – 6.5%
    Cambridge – Cerisse – 9%
    Dark Horse – Zhaftig – 8.5%
    Dogfish Head – Higher Math – 17%
    Dogfish Head – Hoo Lawd – 9.5%
    Founders – Spike Cutlass – 12%
    Funky Buddha – Gruit – 10%
    Kane – Triple IPA – 10.5%
    Kent Falls – Gose – 7%
    Newburgh – Black Oyster Cult – 4.9%
    Newburgh – Tripel – 11.3%
    Night Shift – Darkling – 10%
    Night Shift – Trophy – 9.4%
    Stones – Mixtape – 8.8%
    Tin Man – Tomato Gose – 5.3%
    Tin Man – Barleywine – 10.6%
    Trophy – Staple – 10%
    TRVE – Cursed – 4.4%
    Two Roads – Igors Dream – 11%
    How are you feeling today haha. That's a good list!
    The only ones I've tried are
    Dark Horse - Zhaftig - it's OK
    Dogfish Head - Higher Math and Brewery Vivant - Wizard Burial Ground - both are very good and in my beer cellar.

  20. #220
    I'm here for the moosic NogbadTheBad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Boston
    Posts
    6,128
    I feel good, they were only tasters, you can see the size of the glass in the photo of my daughter, they half filled it each serving. We were rather merry from around 45 minutes in of a 3 and half hour session.
    Ian

    Gordon Haskell - "You've got to keep the groove in your head and play a load of bollocks instead"
    I blame Wynton, what was the question?
    There are only 10 types of people in the World, those who understand binary and those that don't.

  21. #221
    Member -=RTFR666=-'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Phoenix AZ USA
    Posts
    763
    Quote Originally Posted by Yves View Post
    If you want to do this to yourself nobody will stop you. Just know the inferior ingredients and minimal care they put into it. Big name beer is all about the $$$ whereas craft beer is made by people who enjoy beer. The choice is obvious to me. Your post is the equivalent of somebody joining PE to proudly proclaim that they only listen to the music they hear on Virgin Radio.
    Yeah, Vic's comment was something I would've expected from Jed

    Quote Originally Posted by NogbadTheBad View Post
    I feel good, they were only tasters, you can see the size of the glass in the photo of my daughter, they half filled it each serving. We were rather merry from around 45 minutes in of a 3 and half hour session.
    They're typically four oz., correct? I had something of a false medical emergency at the AZ Strong Beer Fest in 2014, and I was asked by the EMT how much I had to drink, and I answered "Six samples" - and...jeez. - talk about being 'taken out of context' ...
    -=Will you stand by me against the cold night, or are you afraid of the ice?=-

  22. #222
    Member Jerjo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    small town in ND
    Posts
    4,245
    Your post is the equivalent of somebody joining PE to proudly proclaim that they only listen to the music they hear on Virgin Radio.
    So good it has to be quoted again.
    I don't like country music, but I don't mean to denigrate those who do. And for the people who like country music, denigrate means 'put down.'- Bob Newhart

  23. #223
    Occipital Provocatee Plasmatopia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Plague Sanctuary, Vermont
    Posts
    1,495
    Quote Originally Posted by NogbadTheBad View Post
    Here's what I campled at the Extreme Beer Festival yesterday

    Allagash – Astrid Saison – 9.7%
    Allagash – St Klippenstein – 9%
    Sam Adams – Wee Heavy – 10%
    Vivant – Wizard Burial – 10.4%
    Burley Oak – Bulletproof Tiger – 10%
    Burley Oak – Pants Are Cumbersome – 6.5%
    Cambridge – Cerisse – 9%
    Dark Horse – Zhaftig – 8.5%
    Dogfish Head – Higher Math – 17%
    Dogfish Head – Hoo Lawd – 9.5%
    Founders – Spike Cutlass – 12%
    Funky Buddha – Gruit – 10%
    Kane – Triple IPA – 10.5%
    Kent Falls – Gose – 7%
    Newburgh – Black Oyster Cult – 4.9%
    Newburgh – Tripel – 11.3%
    Night Shift – Darkling – 10%
    Night Shift – Trophy – 9.4%
    Stones – Mixtape – 8.8%
    Tin Man – Tomato Gose – 5.3%
    Tin Man – Barleywine – 10.6%
    Trophy – Staple – 10%
    TRVE – Cursed – 4.4%
    Two Roads – Igors Dream – 11%
    A beer that's 17%? Did it just taste like alcohol?

    I have some Founders Imperial Stout here at my house this weekend which is 10 point something percent....and to me it is okay, but doesn't cover up the alcohol taste quite enough.
    Just sitting at home rocking back and forth and jealously caressing my invisible collection of theoretical assets.

  24. #224
    Member -=RTFR666=-'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Phoenix AZ USA
    Posts
    763
    Quote Originally Posted by Dave (in MA) View Post
    Way too crowded. I'd rather just hit the packy and bring it home.
    We typically spring for the VIP package which affords entrance an hour ahead of the crowds, amongst other perks...
    -=Will you stand by me against the cold night, or are you afraid of the ice?=-

  25. #225
    Quote Originally Posted by Plasmatopia View Post
    A beer that's 17%? Did it just taste like alcohol?
    Alter conventional thoughts of beer. IMHO, it's very good...as an after dinner sipper..a dessert?

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •