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    Stopped by my store to see if anything new came in, and got lucky. Bought the last bottle of Founder's Blushing Monk, a Belgian fermented with raspberries. The summary on Beer Advocate has me drooling in anticipation:

    Essentially an "Imperial Rübæus," this ale contains four times the amount of raspberries as Rübæus and is fermented with a Belgian yeast strain.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by bigblue_dl View Post
    Where did you find the Heady Topper? Beer trade?
    Yup. Traded 2 San Diego IPAs for 2 cans each of Topper and SoS. Well worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brenthoven View Post
    Stopped by my store to see if anything new came in, and got lucky. Bought the last bottle of Founder's Blushing Monk, a Belgian fermented with raspberries. The summary on Beer Advocate has me drooling in anticipation:
    That sounds awesome. Something to look for next week!
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    Quote Originally Posted by WisconsinWildcard View Post
    That sounds awesome. Something to look for next week!
    Found a second bottle yesterday, so tried it. It's not that different from Rubaeus at all.....except that it's 9.2% ABV. That'll get you in trouble.

    Also tried the Old Rasputin Barrel Aged, and that was VERY tasty.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Brenthoven View Post
    Stopped by my store to see if anything new came in, and got lucky. Bought the last bottle of Founder's Blushing Monk, a Belgian fermented with raspberries.
    must find.

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    There was a need (demand) for this?

    http://abcnews.go.com/Health/palcoho...ry?id=29580363


    My favorite part...

    "Can you snort it?

    Lipsmark says the potential to snort Palcohol has been one of the complaints it's heard, but that Palcohol would be hard to snort. Not only does it have the burn of alcohol, but it would take an hour to snort a "shot" of vodka, according to the company's statement this week addressing concerns about the product."


    Obviously haven't met some of the cats that I've known over the years.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Gurtholfin View Post
    There was a need (demand) for this?

    http://abcnews.go.com/Health/palcoho...ry?id=29580363


    My favorite part...

    "Can you snort it?

    Lipsmark says the potential to snort Palcohol has been one of the complaints it's heard, but that Palcohol would be hard to snort. Not only does it have the burn of alcohol, but it would take an hour to snort a "shot" of vodka, according to the company's statement this week addressing concerns about the product."


    Obviously haven't met some of the cats that I've known over the years.


    My guess is that shoving it up your *** will send you to the moon.

    More news on the subject from yesterday's paper (a more sober publication), apparently it really will be available for sale soon.


    The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau on Tuesday approved labels for a powdered alcohol called Palcohol. Arizona-based Lipsmark LLC, the maker of a booze powder that can be mixed with water like instant tea or lemonade, hopes to begin selling the product soon.

    The green light by the alcohol and tobacco tax agency follows a scientific review of Palcohol by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. That agency issued a statement last summer, saying it didn’t have concerns about the ingredients of the product and didn’t find a legal basis to block it.

    Alcohol is regulated at the state level so once a product receives federal approval it can go on sale in most states. In the case of Palcohol, several states have adopted pre-emptive bans and several more are gearing up to ban powdered alcohol.
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    Re: EMERGENCY - I'm drinking and the old drinking thread is closed!

    An analytical chemist's view (probably NSFW) on Palcohol.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0c0QLaVLhTs
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    Re: EMERGENCY - I'm drinking and the old drinking thread is closed!

    Picked up a few brews yesterday:

    Bent Paddle Cold Press Black 4-Pack
    Fulton Expat 6-Pack
    Summit Unchained Hop Silo 4-Pack
    Surly Abrasive 4-Pack
    Stillwater Artisinal Kentucky Style Folklore Stout
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    To celebrate a Final 5 appearance, I'm enjoying an Avery Mephistopheles Stout. This is a huge mother****ing beer. Insane stuff. 17.1% ABV....
    Having a clear conscience just means you have a bad memory or you had a boring weekend.

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    Had an O'Hara's barrel aged (Irish whiskey barrel). Hooboy. I think my F5 beers are set. Surly SeVIIn, and the other O'Hara's I have.
    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.
    Tastes like a warm summer day. -Raylan Givens

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    Happy St. Patrick's Day!

    I've known quite a few Irish people in my day, not merely Americans of Irish descent but actual first-generation Irish too.

    While it is true that the Irish enjoy drinking, they rarely got drunk (in my direct experience). In fact, getting drunk was actually frowned upon. Partly it was because drinking, to the Irish, is primarily a social event (and conversely, most Irish social events also involved drinking!), and a drunk person is not very good social company. Partly too it was an attitude of practicality: "how much fun could it possibly have been if you can't even remember it the next day?" and the Irish when drinking are quite a bit into sentimentality and nostalgia.

    The only people I ever see getting drunk on St. Patrick's Day are either Irish for only one day a year, or are several generations of Irish-American descent (or, alas, are alcoholics, because, sadly, it seems like every culture except Mormons and Amish have alcoholism in them....)

    and so I will have a shot of Tullamore Dew after I finish my corned beef and cole slaw....
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    Re: EMERGENCY - I'm drinking and the old drinking thread is closed!

    Yup. I had a Guinness.

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    Having some Powers whiskey (the most popular whiskey in Ireland; eat it, Jameson).
    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.
    Tastes like a warm summer day. -Raylan Givens

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    Picked up a 4 Hands Brewing Peanut Butter Chocolate Milk Stout... I'm impressed with this... It's very smooth with a strong chocolate influence... Very sweet... Unlike many chocolate beers, there isn't any hint of a coffee flavor in this... At only 5.5% abv, there also isn't any hint of boozyness here either... It's a light offering in this category, but I find that to be a benefit... This would be a solid introductory beer for someone who is new to the craft beer game...
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    Thanks to a gift from bbdl, I have had the Ola Dubh 12 and 18, but found this beauty this week:

    http://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/323/96705/

    Cannot wait to try it.
    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.
    Tastes like a warm summer day. -Raylan Givens

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    Enjoying killing my bottle of Cruzan Single Barrel while basking in the glow of a 2nd consecutive Final Four appearance.


    A good day.
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    Arcadia Ales Loch Down... their scotch ale. I will have two of these tonight.
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    Re: EMERGENCY - I'm drinking and the old drinking thread is closed!

    Mentioned this on GPL, but bought a Clown Shoes Crasher In The Rye:

    Imperial Oatmeal Milk Stout aged in Rye and Bourbon Barrels. Quite amazing.
    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.
    Tastes like a warm summer day. -Raylan Givens

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Brenthoven View Post
    Mentioned this on GPL, but bought a Clown Shoes Crasher In The Rye:

    Imperial Oatmeal Milk Stout aged in Rye and Bourbon Barrels. Quite amazing.
    I'm coming in October for the marathon, and I want to bring home some of your local beer. Best recommendation? The heavier, the better.
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