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Motherfuckin' Beer Week!
That's pretty much my reaction. Gonna be a good week.
I had three Sapporos on Labor Day, if that counts for anything.
It counts as beer, mostly. There will be no Sapporo involved in this coming week's shenanigans.
we had a quarter barrel of Sprecher Pub Brown Ale last wee end. We tried for the Oktoberfest, but the last two barrels had been snatched by the Parks District. BASTARDS!!
Yum. Around here I'm not seeing the Oktoberfests and other fall beers yet, we're starting fresh hop pale/IPA season right now, then the fall stuff will start showing up. I have a growler of Green Flash West Coast IPA for camping this weekend. Half gallon of 8.1% ridiculously-over-the-top hoppy goodness. It might kill a normal midwesterner, but you're already dead, so you should try it sometime.
You over-hopping West Coast bastards, I regularly ingest Lakefront Holiday Spice Ale, which tips the scales at 11.1%
aww, sorry. I was thinking of the pre-release version of this beer, which was very nearly psychedelic. The for-sale version of it is a mere 9.4%.The management regrets the error.
I could've gotten the Green Bullet Triple IPA which is 10.1%, but decided that I didn't really want to fall into the fire pit. But I was mostly referring to the hops -- they'd probably bring a zombie's taste buds back to life. It's actually pretty ridiculous, and I tend to do a yearly "no hops" period after the summer IPA season to reset my palate. Looking forward to all the winter seasonals and Belgian styles that are so good on those long wet winter days around here.
Yeah, you can call me a weak midwesterner if you want, but I have a limit to how much happiness I like in a beer.Cranking up the hops is like the "EXXXXXX_TREEEEEM!! sports of brewing. You brewers are welcome to knock it off at any time.
Yeah, the reputation of the West Coast and its hopheads is well deserved.Thankfully these days the good Northwest breweries at least (Green Flash is SoCal) are all doing all sorts of really cool creative stuff in all sorts of great styles without just hopping the shit out of everything. It's nice.But I do love me some hops, what can I say?
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