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    MN bar busted for serving New Glarus (WI). NG is notorious for being WI-only.

    The funny thing is...some of us knew about this 2 weeks ago. Someone (not us) snitched. This bar is in serious trouble now. Felony charges could be filed.

    http://www.myfoxtwincities.com/story...ple-grove-minn
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    Get your own beer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gurtholfin View Post
    Get your own beer!
    I have no clue what this guy was thinking. How could he think this was legal? FTR, I like NG, but won't go out of my way to get it. I could easily make a border run (about an hours' drive, one way).
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    Last night during the Hawks game, dove into my bottle of The Real McCoy 12 that I got in March.

    It's a well reviewed 12yo out of Barbados. Unfortunately, I don't think it lives up to the hype neat, so yet another expensive mixer that when gone I won't restock.

    It's a nice mixer though.


    Finished the night with a pour of Santa Teresa 1796 - a solero rum out of Venezuela that I've had for a while but not really gotten to. Very nice.

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    New Glarus is easily my favorite Wisconsin micro brewery and I really like a lot of their beers and think they have a great selection.

    That said, can't imagine why that guy thought it was worth the risk. There are a gillion other great micros now to choose from.

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    Spotted Cow is WAY overrated though. Possibly the least interesting and my least favorite of their beers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gurtholfin View Post
    New Glarus is easily my favorite Wisconsin micro brewery and I really like a lot of their beers and think they have a great selection.

    That said, can't imagine why that guy thought it was worth the risk. There are a gillion other great micros now to choose from.
    Agreed. Sprecher is up there, IMO. Capitol Brewing isn't bad at all, either.
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    None of what NG makes is worth going out of your way for. It's just middle of the road in my book. I've had a few of their other brews, but the only one that has stood out among the pack is their coffee stout, which is pretty good. Otherwise I just don't get it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    None of what NG makes is worth going out of your way for. It's just middle of the road in my book. I've had a few of their other brews, but the only one that has stood out among the pack is their coffee stout, which is pretty good. Otherwise I just don't get it.
    Their Belgian Red is outstanding. Other than that, it's just a very solid "normal" beer overall. I do pick some up whenever in WI. Only money I spend there, if I can help it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brenthoven View Post
    I have no clue what this guy was thinking. How could he think this was legal? FTR, I like NG, but won't go out of my way to get it. I could easily make a border run (about an hours' drive, one way).
    probably thought he had the law enforcement on his side or something. Probably dumb enough to think that a distributor rep wouldn't narc him.

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    I still think most beer laws are byzantine. But so it goes.

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    Checked out two breweries yesterday... Brewer's Art in Baltimore, MD. For a place that sells itself on artisnal food and beer they only really delivered on the food... and I'm not a foodie so... eh. Not that they were bad... everything we had was good... just not great and not up to hype. Its a bit of a shame the delivery level gets higher because of all the breweries around but so it goes. Picked up a bottle of something they didn't have on draft. Hopefully someday it'll redeem itself. I'll have a nicer version of the above for the blog.

    Jailbreak Brewing in Laurel, MD had some nice stuff. They also have put a nice little venue together in their business park location. Only open about a year.

    Most of these breweries around here have room to mature around here... which is only fair because none of them have been open 5 years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    None of what NG makes is worth going out of your way for. It's just middle of the road in my book. I've had a few of their other brews, but the only one that has stood out among the pack is their coffee stout, which is pretty good. Otherwise I just don't get it.
    I am not too impressed with their regular offerings. They're not bad, but just not exceptional. Their special offerings though, are very good. Both the line of fruit beers: Belgian Red, Serendipity, Strawberry Rhubarb, etc. and their Thumbprint line: Scream IIPA, various sours, etc. are all excellent. Big fan of the special offerings from NG.

    As for my favorite WI breweries, I like: Sprecher, Lakefront, Ale Asylum and Central Waters (if only for their barrel series) better than New Glarus. Hinterland, MKE, and a few other very small ones are also quite good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigblue_dl View Post
    I am not too impressed with their regular offerings. They're not bad, but just not exceptional. Their special offerings though, are very good. Both the line of fruit beers: Belgian Red, Serendipity, Strawberry Rhubarb, etc. and their Thumbprint line: Scream IIPA, various sours, etc. are all excellent. Big fan of the special offerings from NG.

    As for my favorite WI breweries, I like: Sprecher, Lakefront, Ale Asylum and Central Waters (if only for their barrel series) better than New Glarus. Hinterland, MKE, and a few other very small ones are also quite good.
    Sums up my thoughts nicely. Love NG special offerings but could easily live without another spotted cow for the rest of my life. Spotted cow is kind of like blue moon for me. It is something I order when I am at a bar that literally has nothing but miller/bud water.

    As far as Wisconsin, it probably goes Ale Asylum, Central Waters, MKE, Lakefront, Sprecher and then others.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brenthoven View Post
    Ballast Point Victory At Sea. Worth the hype.
    Too bad you hate IPAs because Sculpin is the quintessential San Diego IPA IMO. But yeah, Victory at Sea is amazing, they have a yearly release party where they have about 10-15 different variants on tap, all of them are oh so good.

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    Sculpin is amazing. Grapefruit Sculpin is even better. Although I wouldn't recommend the latter outside of tastings and warm weather days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rimbaud View Post
    Too bad you hate IPAs because Sculpin is the quintessential San Diego IPA IMO. But yeah, Victory at Sea is amazing, they have a yearly release party where they have about 10-15 different variants on tap, all of them are oh so good.
    Funny you say that. Brent actually likes Sculpin. I know, bizarro world.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigblue_dl View Post
    Funny you say that. Brent actually likes Sculpin. I know, bizarro world.
    So Brent doesn't like East Coast/Traditional IPAs because almost every major IPA on the West Coast is similar to Sculpin with more citrus/tropical fruit hop aroma/flavor vs the big piney/earthy/resinous notes traditional IPAs have. A more subdued malt character, a touch drier, and not as harsh on the bittering as well. I didn't really like IPAs until I came out here.

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    I do like Sculpin, but still would not have more than one at a sitting. For IPAs, it just depends on the actual beer. You could give me two similarily-styled (west coast, east coast, traditional, whatever) and there's a chance I'd like one, but not the other.

    I am sort of fond of the Black IPAs/etc like Founder's Dark Penance and Black Rye, although yet again, wouldn't have more than one in a sitting.
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    Tried the Founders' Imperial Stout today. 10.1% ABV.. one of the best stouts I've had.

    And that's the highest ABV for a beer I've ever had.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShirtlessBob View Post
    Tried the Founders' Imperial Stout today. 10.1% ABV.. one of the best stouts I've had.

    And that's the highest ABV for a beer I've ever had.
    There was a good 2 months that was the LOWEST I had.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brenthoven View Post
    There was a good 2 months that was the LOWEST I had.
    I do like the higher gravity beers after a race.
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