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Saint Archer Citra 7 IPA

https://www.saintarcherbrewery.com

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Run! It's the Big Beer Blob!

Depending upon where you live in the continuum of beer news, you may or may not know about the disturbing new(ish) trend of large breweries (Miller, Bud, and so on) buying successful, small microbreweries. It's actually worse than Katamari Damacy because in that game you at least see what the ball is made of after you roll over stuff.

 

With the macrobreweries engulfing (rolling over) the smaller breweries, you may never know that what you are drinking is now a Budweiser product. If you are drinking a beer from Ballast Point, Elysium, Goose Island, Lagunitas, and other bought breweries, you are drinking something funded by big beer dollars.

 

One should ask the question, “Is that a bad thing?” For some reasons, I'd say that it is not always bad, summing up my thoughts with the ever definitive “it depends”. Having a big beer checkbook means that you are likely now able to advertise and distribute your beer to markets that would have been out of your reach before. More people drinking your beer is a good thing, right?

 

That's assuming that the beer is still good. If the recipe can be scaled up to huge production levels and not lose its flavor, then who cares who signs the check. Unless that person is a huge corporation with questionable business practices, like buying all of the available hops, thus eliminating competition. InBev is a huge corporation, and it's not inconceivable that they may not care about the soul of a small brewery once it is acquired, just how it adds to the bottom line.

 

There is a level of tinfoil hat paranoia involved with some when discussing this topic, but for me personally, I try not to give my money to companies and corporations who condone practices that I do not like.

 

My Saint Archer Story

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Living in NorCal, I tend to stick to, and know the most about the breweries in Northern California as opposed to Southern California. SoCal though has likely permeated the palate of every beer drinker in the country, if not world. SoCal beers have changed the tape in the craft beer world, pushing us toward complexity and diversity unfathomable in the pre-2000's. As such, I do take notice of new breweries from my neighboring south.

 

Saint Archer was noticeable because they offered their beer in cans. Love cans. They made a solid single IPA, which made the go to play rotation more than once. The killer beer for me though was their Blackberry Gose. It is one of my favorite beers ever. It could just be the purple packaging, I own that bias, but really it's just a perfect blend of refreshment and sour. I've probably bought more six-packs of Saint Archer Blackberry Gose in recent years than any other beer. So far, the purchase of Saint Archer by MillerCoors has not destroyed that beer. In fact, they even released a Peach Gose this year. Not as good, but a peach gose is not a typical “big beer” beer variety, so I'm encouraged.

 

Anyway, let's talk about the Saint Archer Citra 7 IPA.

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DRINKABILITY: 7 Wins For Me

So the Citra 7 name comes from a combination of Idaho 7 hops and Citra hops. You are probably familiar with the citra hop profile, but the Idaho 7 is a bit more off the grid. I can only remember having a beer with them one other time. Sierra Nevada did a hop explorer beer or something like that with the Idaho 7.

 

Saint Archer says that the combination of hops should give you a “soft apricot and bright lemon” taste. Not sure I get that, but what I do get is a smooth, rich IPA that finishes with the typical citra dryness. It's definitely familiar, but there is a little added something. I'm going to go with the Idaho 7 hops.

 

It's on the teeth-cleaning edge of the bitter scale, which I do enjoy, but it may be too much for you malt mavens.

 

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GOLFABILITY: Yep, though you may shoot a 7

Golfability is a two-fold category. First, would you enjoy drinking this as you play, and second, would drinking this put the stink eye on your golf performance.

 

It comes in cans, so it should go to the course. I know, I went 22oz bottle, but that was for research purposes. The extra 10oz I drink for you...

 

I find Citra 7 refreshing, and I would welcome it in the golf bag cooler. Assuming that having such a thing would not be illegal at the course.

 

The 7.0% ABV is intentionally or unintentionally part of the Citra 7, and could lead to golf performance issues. 7.0% is on the high border for me for playing. This one is tasty too, so the third one would be welcome on a hot day, and likely lead me to that third double on the back side.

 

Buyagainability: If my Conscience Permits

I like Citra 7 a bunch, and if there was no Big Beer issue, I'd be all in on this 7. I'll definitely buy more of the Blackberry Gose from Saint Archer, because that beer rules, and is pretty unique, but there may be other canned single IPAs out there that I can buy that will more directly support small breweries. Really hoping MillerCoors doesn't mess them up.

 

For me, that matters. I'm not going to flat out avoid any brewery that gets bought out, but I'll keep an eye on them. If given the choice, I'll likely always choose the small beer shop, but I'm not going to totally dismiss favorite beers just because they are now under a Big Beer umbrella. Maybe InBev breweries, those guys are sketchy...

 

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Saint Archer Citra 7 IPA

https://www.saintarcherbrewery.com

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Run! It's the Big Beer Blob!

Depending upon where you live in the continuum of beer news, you may or may not know about the disturbing new(ish) trend of large breweries (Miller, Bud, and so on) buying successful, small microbreweries. It's actually worse than Katamari Damacy because in that game you at least see what the ball is made of after you roll over stuff.

 

With the macrobreweries engulfing (rolling over) the smaller breweries, you may never know that what you are drinking is now a Budweiser product. If you are drinking a beer from Ballast Point, Elysium, Goose Island, Lagunitas, and other bought breweries, you are drinking something funded by big beer dollars.

 

One should ask the question, “Is that a bad thing?” For some reasons, I'd say that it is not always bad, summing up my thoughts with the ever definitive “it depends”. Having a big beer checkbook means that you are likely now able to advertise and distribute your beer to markets that would have been out of your reach before. More people drinking your beer is a good thing, right?

 

That's assuming that the beer is still good. If the recipe can be scaled up to huge production levels and not lose its flavor, then who cares who signs the check. Unless that person is a huge corporation with questionable business practices, like buying all of the available hops, thus eliminating competition. InBev is a huge corporation, and it's not inconceivable that they may not care about the soul of a small brewery once it is acquired, just how it adds to the bottom line.

 

There is a level of tinfoil hat paranoia involved with some when discussing this topic, but for me personally, I try not to give my money to companies and corporations who condone practices that I do not like.

 

My Saint Archer Story

attachicon.gifIMG_2196.JPG

 

Living in NorCal, I tend to stick to, and know the most about the breweries in Northern California as opposed to Southern California. SoCal though has likely permeated the palate of every beer drinker in the country, if not world. SoCal beers have changed the tape in the craft beer world, pushing us toward complexity and diversity unfathomable in the pre-2000's. As such, I do take notice of new breweries from my neighboring south.

 

Saint Archer was noticeable because they offered their beer in cans. Love cans. They made a solid single IPA, which made the go to play rotation more than once. The killer beer for me though was their Blackberry Gose. It is one of my favorite beers ever. It could just be the purple packaging, I own that bias, but really it's just a perfect blend of refreshment and sour. I've probably bought more six-packs of Saint Archer Blackberry Gose in recent years than any other beer. So far, the purchase of Saint Archer by MillerCoors has not destroyed that beer. In fact, they even released a Peach Gose this year. Not as good, but a peach gose is not a typical “big beer” beer variety, so I'm encouraged.

 

Anyway, let's talk about the Saint Archer Citra 7 IPA.

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DRINKABILITY: 7 Wins For Me

So the Citra 7 name comes from a combination of Idaho 7 hops and Citra hops. You are probably familiar with the citra hop profile, but the Idaho 7 is a bit more off the grid. I can only remember having a beer with them one other time. Sierra Nevada did a hop explorer beer or something like that with the Idaho 7.

 

Saint Archer says that the combination of hops should give you a “soft apricot and bright lemon” taste. Not sure I get that, but what I do get is a smooth, rich IPA that finishes with the typical citra dryness. It's definitely familiar, but there is a little added something. I'm going to go with the Idaho 7 hops.

 

It's on the teeth-cleaning edge of the bitter scale, which I do enjoy, but it may be too much for you malt mavens.

 

attachicon.gifIMG_2200.JPG

 

 

GOLFABILITY: Yep, though you may shoot a 7

Golfability is a two-fold category. First, would you enjoy drinking this as you play, and second, would drinking this put the stink eye on your golf performance.

 

It comes in cans, so it should go to the course. I know, I went 22oz bottle, but that was for research purposes. The extra 10oz I drink for you...

 

I find Citra 7 refreshing, and I would welcome it in the golf bag cooler. Assuming that having such a thing would not be illegal at the course.

 

The 7.0% ABV is intentionally or unintentionally part of the Citra 7, and could lead to golf performance issues. 7.0% is on the high border for me for playing. This one is tasty too, so the third one would be welcome on a hot day, and likely lead me to that third double on the back side.

 

Buyagainability: If my Conscience Permits

I like Citra 7 a bunch, and if there was no Big Beer issue, I'd be all in on this 7. I'll definitely buy more of the Blackberry Gose from Saint Archer, because that beer rules, and is pretty unique, but there may be other canned single IPAs out there that I can buy that will more directly support small breweries. Really hoping MillerCoors doesn't mess them up.

 

For me, that matters. I'm not going to flat out avoid any brewery that gets bought out, but I'll keep an eye on them. If given the choice, I'll likely always choose the small beer shop, but I'm not going to totally dismiss favorite beers just because they are now under a Big Beer umbrella. Maybe InBev breweries, those guys are sketchy...

 

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Great review, Dave - appreciate your thoughts and insights into the age-old David vs Goliath story! And, yeah, I agree - a number of really small, local craft brewers open around here from time to time and you can find a real gem that absolutely cannot be duplicated in mass production.....
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Saint Archer Citra 7 IPA

https://www.saintarcherbrewery.com

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Run! It's the Big Beer Blob!

Depending upon where you live in the continuum of beer news, you may or may not know about the disturbing new(ish) trend of large breweries (Miller, Bud, and so on) buying successful, small microbreweries. It's actually worse than Katamari Damacy because in that game you at least see what the ball is made of after you roll over stuff.

 

With the macrobreweries engulfing (rolling over) the smaller breweries, you may never know that what you are drinking is now a Budweiser product. If you are drinking a beer from Ballast Point, Elysium, Goose Island, Lagunitas, and other bought breweries, you are drinking something funded by big beer dollars.

 

One should ask the question, “Is that a bad thing?” For some reasons, I'd say that it is not always bad, summing up my thoughts with the ever definitive “it depends”. Having a big beer checkbook means that you are likely now able to advertise and distribute your beer to markets that would have been out of your reach before. More people drinking your beer is a good thing, right?

 

That's assuming that the beer is still good. If the recipe can be scaled up to huge production levels and not lose its flavor, then who cares who signs the check. Unless that person is a huge corporation with questionable business practices, like buying all of the available hops, thus eliminating competition. InBev is a huge corporation, and it's not inconceivable that they may not care about the soul of a small brewery once it is acquired, just how it adds to the bottom line.

 

There is a level of tinfoil hat paranoia involved with some when discussing this topic, but for me personally, I try not to give my money to companies and corporations who condone practices that I do not like.

 

My Saint Archer Story

attachicon.gifIMG_2196.JPG

 

Living in NorCal, I tend to stick to, and know the most about the breweries in Northern California as opposed to Southern California. SoCal though has likely permeated the palate of every beer drinker in the country, if not world. SoCal beers have changed the tape in the craft beer world, pushing us toward complexity and diversity unfathomable in the pre-2000's. As such, I do take notice of new breweries from my neighboring south.

 

Saint Archer was noticeable because they offered their beer in cans. Love cans. They made a solid single IPA, which made the go to play rotation more than once. The killer beer for me though was their Blackberry Gose. It is one of my favorite beers ever. It could just be the purple packaging, I own that bias, but really it's just a perfect blend of refreshment and sour. I've probably bought more six-packs of Saint Archer Blackberry Gose in recent years than any other beer. So far, the purchase of Saint Archer by MillerCoors has not destroyed that beer. In fact, they even released a Peach Gose this year. Not as good, but a peach gose is not a typical “big beer” beer variety, so I'm encouraged.

 

Anyway, let's talk about the Saint Archer Citra 7 IPA.

attachicon.gifIMG_2202.JPG

 

 

DRINKABILITY: 7 Wins For Me

So the Citra 7 name comes from a combination of Idaho 7 hops and Citra hops. You are probably familiar with the citra hop profile, but the Idaho 7 is a bit more off the grid. I can only remember having a beer with them one other time. Sierra Nevada did a hop explorer beer or something like that with the Idaho 7.

 

Saint Archer says that the combination of hops should give you a “soft apricot and bright lemon” taste. Not sure I get that, but what I do get is a smooth, rich IPA that finishes with the typical citra dryness. It's definitely familiar, but there is a little added something. I'm going to go with the Idaho 7 hops.

 

It's on the teeth-cleaning edge of the bitter scale, which I do enjoy, but it may be too much for you malt mavens.

 

attachicon.gifIMG_2200.JPG

 

 

GOLFABILITY: Yep, though you may shoot a 7

Golfability is a two-fold category. First, would you enjoy drinking this as you play, and second, would drinking this put the stink eye on your golf performance.

 

It comes in cans, so it should go to the course. I know, I went 22oz bottle, but that was for research purposes. The extra 10oz I drink for you...

 

I find Citra 7 refreshing, and I would welcome it in the golf bag cooler. Assuming that having such a thing would not be illegal at the course.

 

The 7.0% ABV is intentionally or unintentionally part of the Citra 7, and could lead to golf performance issues. 7.0% is on the high border for me for playing. This one is tasty too, so the third one would be welcome on a hot day, and likely lead me to that third double on the back side.

 

Buyagainability: If my Conscience Permits

I like Citra 7 a bunch, and if there was no Big Beer issue, I'd be all in on this 7. I'll definitely buy more of the Blackberry Gose from Saint Archer, because that beer rules, and is pretty unique, but there may be other canned single IPAs out there that I can buy that will more directly support small breweries. Really hoping MillerCoors doesn't mess them up.

 

For me, that matters. I'm not going to flat out avoid any brewery that gets bought out, but I'll keep an eye on them. If given the choice, I'll likely always choose the small beer shop, but I'm not going to totally dismiss favorite beers just because they are now under a Big Beer umbrella. Maybe InBev breweries, those guys are sketchy...

 

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I've had more IPAs in the past few months than I have in years.  It's not that I don't like IPAs, but I think I must be a malt maven!!  I have found that I prefer the IRA to the IPA, but I certainly won't turn one down.  I wish that I could find more of these beers that you post up here in my area.  I'd like to try some of them.

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I've had more IPAs in the past few months than I have in years. It's not that I don't like IPAs, but I think I must be a malt maven!! I have found that I prefer the IRA to the IPA, but I certainly won't turn one down. I wish that I could find more of these beers that you post up here in my area. I'd like to try some of them.

Saint Archer may make it up to you. One of the big beer benefits.

 

 

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Another new brew Tuesday.

(prepping for Jimmy Buffett at open air Jones Beach Theatre)

 

Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

"Seeking Alpha" Triple IPA

 

Hop (hop hop) lovers - ypur attention, please...

This one is worth a try!!

 

Some of their other offerings are OK-ish/not bad, but if you like hops hops HOPS (see what I did there? three times .. triple.. [emoji6] ) then give this one a go.

 

IBUs .. nor ABV .. not listed on the bottle (and I was too lazy to go to their website to look...).

 

Here's the story from the side of the label...

 

 

Very tasty! Very satisfying!!

*NOT* golfable.

 

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Didn't know we were also showing off some of our fun bottle openers from our collection .. :) .. that bullet looking thing really is a spent 50-cal (138 mm in NATO speak) casing that was re-purposed by a vet and is marketing them. More info at...

http://www.bullets2bandages.org

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Loving the Russian Imperial Espresso Stout.  I don't think that one is around here though.   :(

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You know what I love about summer winding down???

 

OKTOBERFEST and PUMKIN BEERS BABY!

 

I was in the store yesterday and one of my favorite local Houston brewers has its annual Oktoberfest beer out already......had to grad me a 12 pack......MMMMMMMMMM

 

 

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Pinkus Organic Ur-Pils

http://www.merchantduvin.com/brew-pinkus-muller-organic-ur-pils.php

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The History of Organic Ur-Pils

Golden pilsner with bright, elegant bitterness was developed in Pilsen, Czechoslovakia, in the mid-19th century and German brewers began to brew "pils" very soon after. Pinkus Ur Pils, brewed with organic malt and hops, has another connection to the beers of 150 years ago: no chemical fertilizers or pesticides are used to produce the malt and hops. "Ur" translates roughly from German to "original."

Certified Organic by the USDA-accredited ABCERT GmbH.

 

Alcohol Content: 5.2%

Bitterness Units (IBUS): 32

Color: Pale Gold with a little haze

 

Left End of the Rack

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I probably spent fifteen minutes deciding on today's beer. It's an important decision. First, I need to find one that I have not had. It is New Brew Thursday after all. Second, I try and find beers that you all actually have a chance of finding.

 

There were a couple of new local beers that I almost grabbed, but you will never see them in a store. I did grab two bottles of Pliny the Elder also today, humble brag, but Elder is way too regionally rare to review. Plus, I had that one before.

 

So I ultimately went with the blue bottle of Pinkus Ur- Pils. No clue about this beer, save that I have not had it before. I figured it's an import so you may be able to find it. Plus, should it be a drain pour beer, I do have the Elder as a back-up evening libation.

 

DRINKABILITY: Czech it Out

See what I did there? Wordsmith in action. I'm a huge fan of the Czech Pils. Crisp, clean, and that distinctive pilsner chalkiness(word?) keeps me pouring more. The light character, and lower end ABV makes pilsners prime hot weather beers.

 

The Pinkus Pils is organic, and that makes me laugh a bit. I tend to trust the German purity laws when it comes to beer formulation. Water, barley, hops, and yeast. That's all you get. Sure, organic could mean cleaner versions of those basic ingredients, but I truly couldn't care less about the organic label.

 

What I do care about is taste, and the Pinkus Pils is a pretty good pilsner. It's pilsner character is not as bold as some others out there, but the flavor does improve as it warms a touch.

 

It's not my favorite pilsner, but it's definitely not a drain pour.

 

GOLFABILITY: Par

Golfability is a two-fold category. First, would you enjoy drinking this as you play, and second, would drinking this put the stink eye on your golf performance.

 

Pilsners are refreshing in general, and this one from Pinkus would be a welcome golf beer. Only bottles though which does drop the golfability a touch.

 

The 5.2% ABV is dead on for golf though.

 

Buyagainability: Unlikely

I'm glad that my $4 risk with the Pinkus Ur-Pils was not a bust. It's an OK beer, just not life changing for me. I will likely try other beers from them in the future, but if buying a pilsner, I'll probably go with Firestone Walker's Pivo or Foundry's PC Pils. Both are in cans and both suit my palate a bit more.

 

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I am partial to Czech beer.  In Russia I always looked for the Czech Budvar, which is the original Budweiser.  It's NOTHING like American Budweiser, which always gives me a headache.  Lots of legal battles over the years with the Budweiser brand name.  For a long time Anheiser-Busch could only sell in North America, but that's changed over the years.  I believe that the original Budweiser Budvar is sold here under the name Czechvar, but I haven't seen it.

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I am partial to Czech beer. In Russia I always looked for the Czech Budvar, which is the original Budweiser. It's NOTHING like American Budweiser, which always gives me a headache. Lots of legal battles over the years with the Budweiser brand name. For a long time Anheiser-Busch could only sell in North America, but that's changed over the years. I believe that the original Budweiser Budvar is sold here under the name Czechvar, but I haven't seen it.

That is a great beer. Had it last time I was in Germany

 

 

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Howe Sound's King Heffy Imperial Heffeweizen

http://www.howesound.com/copy-of-our-brews

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A TASTE OF SUMMER. KING HEFFY IS BACK.

Brewed with Pale and Munich malted barley, white wheat and a German Hefe yeast that gives a unique banana, clove and vanilla aroma. This high gravity hefeweizen is a nice cloudy orange-yellow with spectacular head and traces of lacing here and there.

 

"Our Heffy has good carbonation and body, and even with its high gravity, remains smooth and refreshing to drink. It's a great brew for summer sipping!" - says Simon Jongsma, head brewer.

 

Alcohol Content: 7.7%

Bitterness Units (IBUS): 28

Color: Hazy Gold

Delivery System: Flip-top quart bottle.

 

WTF? Imperial Heffeweizen?

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To say that I've had quite a few beers is an understatement. I have new beer OCD, always seeking out an trying new styles and breweries, even at the cost of missing out on beers that I know I like. I'm a beer explorer at heart.

 

Rarely does a beer style take me totally by surprise, but that was the case when a colleague at work dropped this gift on me a few days ago. He had been vacationing around British Columbia this summer and came across Howe Sound Brewery. As any good beer-loving co-worker should, he brought me home a bottle of this Imperial Heffeweizen.

 

I've killed a heffe or two in my time. I actually have heffe glasses from all of the breweries in Munich that I collected during a European tour back in 1985 at the ripe young age of 16. That being the case, the imperial adjective on King Heffy broke my brain a bit.

 

A heffeweizen should be anything but imperial in my mind. They are light, and make for excellent hot day quenchers. ABV is usually low, and thus dropping a few won't put you in the bag in the early afternoon. Don't say “like Blue Moon”, or we will have issues. A real heffeweizen has so much more flavor and drinkability than that big beer, mass-market bullshiesse.

 

Back to Howe Sound, these magnificent makers of madness have decided that the lightweight heffeweizen needed a big kick in the ass and as such, we get this relatively massive imperial heffeweizen.

 

What should one expect from a brewery that also makes a Megadestroyer Imperial Licorice Stout? (That one is delicious BTW).

 

DRINKABILITY: Damn Dangerous

This beer is smooth, rich, and dangerously drinkable. You get the strong flavors from the hefe yeast, backed up by a denser malt profile that you would find in the usual heffeweizen. It's downright delicious.

 

It also comes in a nice quart bottle. More beer is always good, right? Be forewarned that you will want to drink all of it. It is that good. Cool thing is that the bottle has a flip top, so you can pour a pint, and then seal it up back in the fridge until you are ready for your second.

 

King Heffy is a tasty beer. I'm enjoying it immensely as I'm writing this, and I'm sure that the quart will be killed off this evening. There is no way that I am not going to finish this beer. It's excellent.

 

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GOLFABILITY: King Heffy May Crown You

Golfability is a two-fold category. First, would you enjoy drinking this as you play, and second, would drinking this put the stink eye on your golf performance.

 

Hot day drinkable may be the best way to describe King Heffy. I would love to pop one of these on the course, returning it to the cooler in between ingestions. Though it's an imperial heffeweizen, it's still has that quench of a heffe, and it's a refreshing drink. No big beer bloat with King Heffy.

 

Make no mistake though; it is a big beer. At 7.7% ABV, this beer could be a round wrecker. You kill that quart on the front nine and you'll be looking for cart gal digits. Don't do that. Bad form bro...

 

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Buyagainability: You Bet

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If I see King Heffy here in NorCal, I'm buying another for sure. It's a great beer and I'd love another one or two to close out the hot summer months. Fingers crossed that I can find it since I did find the Megadestroyer a few years back.

 

Thank you Howe Sound for making a beer that pushed by beer-knowledge envelope. I love surprises, especially tasty beer surprises.

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Mr. GolfSpy Dave Dude -

Sorry, but .. I don't like Heffys, I don't like Sours and I do not like any sort of fruit in my beer at all, BUT .. .. I do very much like the passionate and prosaic way in which you describe all of those new treasures!!!

 

Thanks for all your "hard work" ;) in bringing us all this great new brew news each week!

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Mr. GolfSpy Dave Dude -

Sorry, but .. I don't like Heffys, I don't like Sours and I do not like any sort of fruit in my beer at all, BUT .. .. I do very much like the passionate and prosaic way in which you describe all of those new treasures!!!

 

Thanks for all your "hard work" ;) in bringing us all this great new brew news each week!

Thanks for the kind thoughts and keep trying the sours. One day you'll embrace the funk [emoji12]

 

 

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Haven't tried any new style beers lately .. just a few new-to-me IPAs .. but thought I'd "refresh" this thread with a bit of beer humor.....

 

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..Callaway Epic Speed 4W and Epic Max 7W (both Project X Cypher)
..Callaway Big Bertha 4H and 5H (both Recoil ZTR)
..PXG 0211 6i-GW (Mitsubishi MMT) 
..Cleveland CBX-2 54 and CBX 60 (both Rotex graphite)
...Edel EAS 4.0 (stock shaft, zero offset hosel, round grip)
..all in a Datrek bag on an MGI Zip Navigator electric cart.

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Haven't tried any new style beers lately .. just a few new-to-me IPAs .. but thought I'd "refresh" this thread with a bit of beer humor.....

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I like it!   Sounds like Cliff Claven's Buffalo Theory on Cheers!   ... and that's why we think we are smarter after a few beers.

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Dave... Dave... where are you?

 

I bought the Elysian Brewing Co. Dagonstooth Stout last spring, put it in the back of the fridge, then promptly forgot about it!!  I was at the golf course most of the morning until a rain shower came through, so I headed home.  I was looking for something to drink when I ran across this 22 oz bottle.

 

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The Elysian Dragonstooth Stout is an Imperial Oatmeal Stout.  It pours a deep, midnight black with a light tan head and smells of coffee and dark chocolate.  It's very drinkable with an ABV of 8.1% and IBU of 56.  It's not heavy; perfect for this cold, rainy day.

 

Elysian Brewing Company operates 4 neighborhood restaurants and a production brewery in Seattle, WA.  I haven't been there, but it's on my list now.  

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Dave... Dave... where are you?

 

I bought the Elysian Brewing Co. Dagonstooth Stout last spring, put it in the back of the fridge, then promptly forgot about it!! I was at the golf course most of the morning until a rain shower came through, so I headed home. I was looking for something to drink when I ran across this 22 oz bottle.

 

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The Elysian Dragonstooth Stout is an Imperial Oatmeal Stout. It pours a deep, midnight black with a light tan head and smells of coffee and dark chocolate. It's very drinkable with an ABV of 8.1% and IBU of 56. It's not heavy; perfect for this cold, rainy day.

 

Elysian Brewing Company operates 4 neighborhood restaurants and a production brewery in Seattle, WA. I haven't been there, but it's on my list now.

That looks like a beer I would love. Definitely going to keep an eye out for it.

 

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