Beer: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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Re: Beer: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Postby Arachnid » Tue Jan 15, 2013 2:37 pm

Rayxor wrote:
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Did anyone get a hold of the 'rare' Westvleteren 12?

I had some acquired from a friend that lined up at the LCBO for hours....maybe rare but not the best in the world....Westvleteren 10 is still a might good score :D


We have a periodic poster on this board who did some schooling in Belgium. Although he is a particular fan of Orval, He may have had some of the Westvleteren products right from the source. I'm surprised to hear that brew made it to Canada, although the lineup is a good indication of how often it happens.

As a small town Albertan, I can't expect to see that. However I was startled to see my ancestral hometown beer in a local store: Traquair House Ale. The world is getting smaller all the time.


Their monastery is falling apart so this was a one time deal, they marketed it around the world for beer whores like myself...$70 for a six pack which all in all wasn't to bad for the the monk masturbatory hop fermented sperm....
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Re: Beer: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Postby Arachnid » Thu Feb 28, 2013 2:27 pm

I split a case of Sam Adams Triple Bock 15 years ago. It aged nicely. Only cost me 90 for 12 back then. Fucking foodies (if you take another picture of your fucking food instead of eating it I will smash your face in your mashed sheshe potatoes :evil: )
Taking all the fun out of drinking. :drink:

http://www.thestar.com/life/food_wine/2 ... hours.html
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Re: Beer: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Postby Arachnid » Thu Sep 12, 2013 2:58 pm

OK, now that training camp has commenced it is time we all trained for the coming season. I am no longer bitter (heh, beer pun 'dere :D ) and taking out my Canuck frustrations on the weak, cowardly, puppetry of the faggotry (Edit: 'Hi Doc :P ) and hypocritical.....I dedicate this beauty to all my Canucklehead brothers and sisters ('Hi' OD.....just kidding... :mrgreen: )

OK here it is....

[img]http://bonbeer.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/westvleteren-12-and-st-bernardus-12-side-by-side.jpg/img]

http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/259/1708

...are you impressed yet? Hey I may be moving from Berlin to Belgium (very dangerous for a beeraholic such as myself) and SFU (from Victoria, I wish she would just make up her fucking mind :/ .....Coquitlam I'm coming back to you my first love :lol:
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Re: Beer: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Postby Topper » Thu Sep 12, 2013 9:00 pm

Over the Internet, you can pretend to be anyone or anything.

I'm amazed that so many people choose to be complete twats.
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Re: Beer: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Postby Rumsfeld » Fri Sep 13, 2013 11:36 am

Arachnid wrote:I split a case of Sam Adams Triple Bock 15 years ago. It aged nicely. Only cost me 90 for 12 back then. Fucking foodies (if you take another picture of your fucking food instead of eating it I will smash your face in your mashed sheshe potatoes :evil: )
Taking all the fun out of drinking. :drink:

http://www.thestar.com/life/food_wine/2 ... hours.html


Do you like your Sam Adams shaken?

Or sterred?

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Re: Beer: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Postby Arachnid » Tue Nov 05, 2013 8:02 pm

A little post-halloween left over tonight...Boneshaker unfiltered IPA

Let's hope the team is unfiltered in the 2nd and meds gets his face slapped from his 'partner' for checking out plumbers cracks online :evil:

http://amsterdambeer.com/beers/boneshaker/
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Re: Beer: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Postby Art Vandelay » Thu Nov 07, 2013 1:01 am

My beer doesn't age much past a week. You must be a bit of a tea granny to have beer sitting in your shack for 15 fucking years. It isn't wine for christ sakes. :roll: Furthermore what kind of dude splits a case of beer ? Were you in grade 8 at the time ? Lets go halfers on a case . :lol:
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Re: Beer: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Postby Arachnid » Thu Nov 07, 2013 5:52 am

Art Vandelay wrote:My beer doesn't age much past a week. You must be a bit of a tea granny to have beer sitting in your shack for 15 fucking years. It isn't wine for christ sakes. :roll: Furthermore what kind of dude splits a case of beer ? Were you in grade 8 at the time ? Lets go halfers on a case . :lol:


Fack'n amateur :evil: :evil:

Get this first

http://www.amazon.com/NMR-24155-Periodi ... B008MHDENS

then get your drunk on and then we'll talk...
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Re: Beer: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Postby Rayxor » Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:16 am

Can anyone explain why Bowen Island beer is approximately $10 less for a 12 pack sampler?

I'm in AB and the typical sampler pack from a variety of craft breweries is running from about $20-$28 (Granville Island, Tree, Fernie, Big Rock, Yukon, Alley Kat etc.) at the Real Canadian Liquor Store while Bowen Island's sampler is $10.99 (for 4) or $11.99 for a single. The sampler consists of an IPA, Irish cream ale, basic Lager and a Pale Ale.

Its craft beer at crap beer prices and I am puzzled by this. Is this some freak accident?

BTW, Don't bother telling me that I can do better than Bowen Island. It was just the price that drew me and its good to have on hand over the holidays.
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Re: Beer: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Postby Topper » Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:44 am

because they'd have to pay me to drink it
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Re: Beer: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Postby dbr » Fri Nov 08, 2013 11:28 am

Yeah Bowen Island is alright under a lot of circumstances (unwanted house guests, chilled to the point where you can barely taste it, in another drink) but drink one that's cool rather than cold.. or drink three or four in an afternoon.. and you can taste why it's so cheap IMO.

Still I'll happily drink some of their brews over say, Molson Canadian or Bud or Pacific Pilsner or whatever the hell at the same price point.

Not the honey brown though.. I bought a flat of that stuff some years ago and forgot it in the potting shed at the vacation place for a few weeks.. one taste and I'll never drink that stuff again.
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Re: Beer: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Postby The Brown Knight » Fri Nov 08, 2013 11:30 am

dbr,

I'd love to get drunk with you homie. :mex: :drink:
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Re: Beer: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Postby Rayxor » Fri Nov 08, 2013 12:15 pm

dbr wrote:Yeah Bowen Island is alright under a lot of circumstances (unwanted house guests, chilled to the point where you can barely taste it, in another drink) but drink one that's cool rather than cold.. or drink three or four in an afternoon.. and you can taste why it's so cheap IMO.

If that were the case, the Rickards variety pack would only cost you the deposit price.

Looking at the website, they have done some brand changes. the Lager, Extra Pale Ale and Cream Ale are now Deep 6 lager, Twisted Trail PA, and Sun Chaser cream ale respectively. Looks like they are just moving out old brand stock.
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Re: Beer: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Postby Art Vandelay » Sat Nov 09, 2013 12:41 am

Rayxor wrote:Can anyone explain why Bowen Island beer is approximately $10 less for a 12 pack sampler?


Because it tastes like ass.


Maybe you and poster Arachnid can split a case and get pissed together.
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Re: Beer: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Postby Vader » Sat Nov 09, 2013 12:58 am

dbr wrote:Yeah Bowen Island is alright under a lot of circumstances (unwanted house guests, chilled to the point where you can barely taste it, in another drink)


I buy it sometimes when cooking ribs or a chicken...but that just about all it's good for
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