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    Went to New Bohemia's Big Bad Beer Fest today. Basically, if it wasn't 10%, GTFO. The flights were way overpriced, but single glasses were sort of reasonable. Worth it if you hadn't had the beers. Not a madhouse, either. No line until 15 minutes before opening (for reference, the Surly total takeover = a block long line 45 minutes before opening). I'd say worth it overall.
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    Founders Imperial Stout. For being 10.5% ABV, this was really smooth. Unfortunately, two is my limit.

    Bell's Consecrator Doppelbock Lager. 8%, and is one of my favorite lagers.
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    Went to New Holland Brewing Pub on 8th tonight. Had there Lost Dune, which was with blueberries and coriander, and Black Tulip, a Belgian-style Tripel. Didn't care for the Lost Dune, but the Black Tulip was excellent.

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    had some bad luck beers last night. Switched to wine tonight with much better results. Tried my first Chilean Cabernet. Very interesting and tasty.

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    So Oberon is now available, but I'm not too excited about it this year.

    What I am excited about is Founders KBS week next week, and New Holland releasing Dragon's Milk Mexican Spice Cake.
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    Dogfish Head has hit this market. However, it is expensive. $13-14. No thank you, will not take chances on that (didn't see any I have had before).
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    Re: EMERGENCY - I'm drinking and the old drinking thread is closed!

    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    had some bad luck beers last night. Switched to wine tonight with much better results. Tried my first Chilean Cabernet. Very interesting and tasty.
    I've had some goodies tonight.

    BA Bible Belt was amazing
    Bank's sours are on point
    Now having a delightful dunkel from a virtually unknown and awesome brewery in eastern WI
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    I've had some goodies tonight.

    BA Bible Belt was amazing
    Bank's sours are on point
    Now having a delightful dunkel from a virtually unknown and awesome brewery in eastern WI
    Wicked Wort's dunkel is outstanding, btw.
    Never really developed a taste for tequila. Kind of hard to understand how you make a drink out of something that sharp, inhospitable. Now, bourbon is easy to understand.
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    Dunkels are gross.

    The beer lover in me wishes wines were sold in 12 oz bottles. I could sample more that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    Dunkels are gross.

    The beer lover in me wishes wines were sold in 12 oz bottles. I could sample more that way.
    More for me, then.

    And yes, I agree, even as a non-wine drinker....why doesn't wine expand their offerings?
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    Re: EMERGENCY - I'm drinking and the old drinking thread is closed!

    Cost

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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    Cost
    For real? I mean, I'll take your word for it, I have no idea.
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    They bottle in 750s and double magnums. More glass means higher cost. I imagine it's why beer is bottled in 12 oz and 750 mL.


    Industry standard for nearly the age of the industry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    They bottle in 750s and double magnums. More glass means higher cost. I imagine it's why beer is bottled in 12 oz and 750 mL.


    Industry standard for nearly the age of the industry.
    Gotcha. I know more breweries are going to cans b/c of cost. See: Rum King: double the beer for same price when they switched to cans. Just wondered why wineries don't even entertain the thought of different sizes. I guess they are more hard-core on the cost thing.....
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    Maybe it's not cost. Could be image as well. No one wants to be the first to say "We have 12-oz bottles! Buy your wine in a six-pack just like bud light!"

    I really have no idea.


    Edit: look at screw tops vs. corks. Old habits die hard.

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    Re: EMERGENCY - I'm drinking and the old drinking thread is closed!

    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    Maybe it's not cost. Could be image as well. No one wants to be the first to say "We have 12-oz bottles! Buy your wine in a six-pack just like bud light!"

    I really have no idea.


    Edit: look at screw tops vs. corks. Old habits die hard.
    The screw tops is an excellent point.

    I mean, there's a market (obviously you're part of that market) where you don't want to commit to a full bottle. And let's face it, I think wine drinkers are snobbier (you know what I mean), although the craft beer crowd is catching up quickly.
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    Re: EMERGENCY - I'm drinking and the old drinking thread is closed!

    Quote Originally Posted by Brenthoven View Post
    The screw tops is an excellent point.

    I mean, there's a market (obviously you're part of that market) where you don't want to commit to a full bottle. And let's face it, I think wine drinkers are snobbier (you know what I mean), although the craft beer crowd is catching up quickly.
    I remember an episode of Shark Tank where a wine guy proposed selling his own wine in single-serving plastic cups (like juice, but classier shape). I think it was Kevin O'Leary who told him that he was in, as long as he was going to patent the single-serving cups and license them out to other vintners. Fool turned it down, insisting he couldn't give up his own brand of wine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brenthoven View Post
    The screw tops is an excellent point.

    I mean, there's a market (obviously you're part of that market) where you don't want to commit to a full bottle. And let's face it, I think wine drinkers are snobbier (you know what I mean), although the craft beer crowd is catching up quickly.
    Beer is far worse. People are focusing on best wines under $20 or even $10. Beer is getting stupid expensive. Or so I hear through you and bbdl. I just can't pay that for a 12 oz or even a bomber after I've been introduced to wines. You can have what would be considered world class beer in terms of complexity for half or less the price of what you guys are paying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    Beer is far worse. People are focusing on best wines under $20 or even $10. Beer is getting stupid expensive. Or so I hear through you and bbdl. I just can't pay that for a 12 oz or even a bomber after I've been introduced to wines. You can have what would be considered world class beer in terms of complexity for half or less the price of what you guys are paying.
    I fully agree the secondary market for beer is insane*. I've accepted some of it, some beer is within reason. But others (see the starred at the bottom) is completely crazy and I will never go that far down the rabbit hole.

    *Toppling Goliath has 2 beers, Assassin and Kentucky Breakfast Brunch, a 25 oz and 12 oz, respectively, that go for $300 and $1200 (again, respectively) on the secondary. It's insane. It's bullsh*.
    Never really developed a taste for tequila. Kind of hard to understand how you make a drink out of something that sharp, inhospitable. Now, bourbon is easy to understand.
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    This is why I've expanded to wine. While beer and whiskey have become absurdly expensive, wine has done the opposite. Great wines have become cheaper. Rather, great wines can be had for cheap.

    A very good wine can be found under $20. Decoy Cabernet, my favorite, can be found easy for $17 and it will last you at least two nights.

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