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Commercial Beer Review/Discussion
  • jlwjlw
    Posts: 16,410
    Was thinking we needed a place to talk about commercial beers we find that are good or maybe not so good. I'll be the first to admit I'm not great at tasting notes or providing a professional review. From time to time I find a really good beer that deserves some mention.
    :
    If you want a professional review you can always try one of these sites:

    http://beeradvocate.com/

    http://www.ratebeer.com/Ratings/Ratings.asp

    http://www.thebeercritic.com/

  • BenvarineBenvarine
    Posts: 1,606
    Clown shoes labels are bad ass. Entertaining to say the least.
  • FuzzyFuzzy
    Posts: 46,373
    jlw said:


    If you want a professional review you can always try one of these sites:

    http://beeradvocate.com/



    ha!
    "Oh, you were serious? I was drunk."-C_B
  • C_BC_B
    Posts: 76,983
    Benvarine said:

    Clown shoes labels are bad ass. Entertaining to say the least.



    Clown shoes is an awesome brewery name.
    "On it. I hate software." ~Cpt Snarklepants
  • ThymThym
    Posts: 101,766
    Ok, so this thread is a long time coming.

    Im half tempted to just start listing beers i love.

    Stone Ruination
    Bear Republic Racer 5
    SN Torpedo
    NB Ranger
    Stone RIS
    Port Brewing Older Viscosity
    Adrien Bruewer Golden


    Ok. So thats just a start. I'll list more great beers later.

    Oh and dont forget bud ice. That shiz is the bomb
    J/K
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • jlwjlw
    Posts: 16,410
    Lakewood said:

    Ok, so this thread is a long time coming.

    Im half tempted to just start listing beers i love.

    Stone Ruination
    Bear Republic Racer 5
    SN Torpedo
    NB Ranger
    Stone RIS
    Port Brewing Older Viscosity
    Adrien Bruewer Golden


    Ok. So thats just a start. I'll list more great beers later.

    Oh and dont forget bud ice. That shiz is the bomb
    J/K



    I've had all of these and agree they are some of my favorites. Especially Ruination, Racer 5 and Torpedo.

    I'll have to look for these
    Port Brewing Older Viscosity
    Adrien Bruewer Golden
  • C_BC_B
    Posts: 76,983
    jlw said:

    Wife bought me a sampler pack while in Ohio two weeks ago. a couple of interesting beers she found.

    Sierra Nevada Hoptimum was awesome. Super hoppy.

    http://www.sierranevada.com/beers/hoptimum.html

    The Brew Kettle in Strongsville, OH

    Dark Helmet - Black Lager very good
    Old 21 IIPA A very good ipa.

    @ chandlerbang


    Huh. I'll have to see if I can find that around here. That's up around Cleveland, but some of the specialty shops might have it.
    "On it. I hate software." ~Cpt Snarklepants
  • JerryJerry
    Posts: 73,692
    Benvarine said:

    Clown shoes labels are bad ass. Entertaining to say the least.



    Funny you say that. I've always wanted to try their stuff, because I've heard good things, but then I look at the bottle and puke a little in my mouth.
    "Again?"
    CurlyFat's 60,000th post
  • ceanntceannt
    Posts: 47,867
    The don't sell Clown Shoes in WV...... something to do with the lable....
    Flying Dog had a difficult time getting lables past the State boys too.... but they worked something out somehow
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    In beer there is freedom.
    In water there is bacteria.
  • ceanntceannt
    Posts: 47,867
    I need to go to Frederick MD.... see if I can pick some up there
    In wine there is wisdom.
    In beer there is freedom.
    In water there is bacteria.
  • jlwjlw
    Posts: 16,410
    ceannt said:

    The don't sell Clown Shoes in WV...... something to do with the lable....
    Flying Dog had a difficult time getting lables past the State boys too.... but they worked something out somehow



    I know MI tried to ban Fly Dog due to the lable as well. Didn't know that about WV and Clown Shoes.
  • frydogbrewsfrydogbrews
    Posts: 44,679
    whats the complaint with flying dogs labels? that's ralph steadman artwork, an actual painter.

    also illustrated "fear and loathing in las vegas"
  • ceanntceannt
    Posts: 47,867

    whats the complaint with flying dogs labels? that's ralph steadman artwork, an actual painter.

    also illustrated "fear and loathing in las vegas"



    Who knows ...... I don't get it. clowns in Charleston
    In wine there is wisdom.
    In beer there is freedom.
    In water there is bacteria.
  • jlwjlw
    Posts: 16,410

    whats the complaint with flying dogs labels? that's ralph steadman artwork, an actual painter.

    also illustrated "fear and loathing in las vegas"



    When I read the article they were complaining about the Raging Bitch artwork. Which is funny becuse the other day the ale house had it on tap and my wife said "you should order the Raging Wife".
  • C_BC_B
    Posts: 76,983
    ceannt said:

    whats the complaint with flying dogs labels? that's ralph steadman artwork, an actual painter.

    also illustrated "fear and loathing in las vegas"



    Who knows ...... I don't get it. clowns in Charleston

    Nice edit :-)
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  • ceanntceannt
    Posts: 47,867

    ceannt said:

    whats the complaint with flying dogs labels? that's ralph steadman artwork, an actual painter.

    also illustrated "fear and loathing in las vegas"



    Who knows ...... I don't get it. clowns in Charleston

    Nice edit :-)


    Thanks ...... I think they found the artwork "disturbing "
    In wine there is wisdom.
    In beer there is freedom.
    In water there is bacteria.
  • C_BC_B
    Posts: 76,983
    It's ridiculous. If it offends you don't buy it. Otherwise leave it alone. But the gubment can't figure that one out.
    "On it. I hate software." ~Cpt Snarklepants
  • ceanntceannt
    Posts: 47,867

    It's ridiculous. If it offends you don't buy it. Otherwise leave it alone. But the gubment can't figure that one out.


    This
    In wine there is wisdom.
    In beer there is freedom.
    In water there is bacteria.
  • ThymThym
    Posts: 101,766
    Not I.
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • frydogbrewsfrydogbrews
    Posts: 44,679
    bought a few others from clown shoes and two other breweries that we can't get here in Missouri. will review when i drink them
  • jlwjlw
    Posts: 16,410

    picked up some clown shoes while i was in springfield, IL

    their black ipa, (hoppy feet) is the best i have ever had.
    boner inducing delicious.


    Good to know this is on tap at the ale house. Might have to sneak back there to give it a try.
  • frydogbrewsfrydogbrews
    Posts: 44,679
    and i do. perfect.
  • jlwjlw
    Posts: 16,410
    Lakewood said:

    Drinking Moose Drool

    Yummy



    I had moose drool while in Plano. Good beer.
  • ThymThym
    Posts: 101,766

    Lefty's Scottish Ale phase II was great... but you'll never see any of that. It's a nano around here. He made a batch (3bbl) of a 11% and put it in bourbon barrels and is bottling each barrel three month apart. The first batch was good but this one was much better. Looking forward to the last. Luckly my wife works at a place that sells it so she was able to grab a few before sold out.


    That sounds amazing.

    Notice he didn't offer to share.
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • C_BC_B
    Posts: 76,983
    Lakewood said:

    Lefty's Scottish Ale phase II was great... but you'll never see any of that. It's a nano around here. He made a batch (3bbl) of a 11% and put it in bourbon barrels and is bottling each barrel three month apart. The first batch was good but this one was much better. Looking forward to the last. Luckly my wife works at a place that sells it so she was able to grab a few before sold out.


    That sounds amazing.

    Notice he didn't offer to share.

    Oh right. "You'll never see it 'cuz its a local nano (sticks tongue out)."
    "On it. I hate software." ~Cpt Snarklepants
  • JerryJerry
    Posts: 73,692

    Lakewood said:

    Lefty's Scottish Ale phase II was great... but you'll never see any of that. It's a nano around here. He made a batch (3bbl) of a 11% and put it in bourbon barrels and is bottling each barrel three month apart. The first batch was good but this one was much better. Looking forward to the last. Luckly my wife works at a place that sells it so she was able to grab a few before sold out.


    That sounds amazing.

    Notice he didn't offer to share.

    Oh right. "You'll never see it 'cuz its a local nano (sticks tongue out)."


    Well I'd share if you come by tomorrow night, you're welcome too, but you'll be splitting a 22 with my wife and I, and it's a bit of a drive.
    "Again?"
    CurlyFat's 60,000th post