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  1. #201
    my wife got me some mustang washita wheat for Christmas...
    i've had allergies this week and i can't taste much of anything so i haven't tried it yet...

  2. #202
    Originally Posted by 82XFire View Post
    So my wife and I hit all the local breweries when we go to away games and I have to say COOP and Marshslls are hard to beat beer for beer. Really liked the Black Horse offerings out of Knoxville too. The Deep Ellum Brewery Blonde Ale is an outstanding anytime beer.
    i really liked marshall's octoberfest......but it's seasonal ..
    if you're familiar with octoberfest....do they have anything else that is similar?

  3. #203
    Originally Posted by 87sooner View Post
    i really liked marshall's octoberfest......but it's seasonal ..
    if you're familiar with octoberfest....do they have anything else that is similar?
    I am familiar and like it but I don't think they have a year round beer that is similar. They've had octoberfest tasting beer in other seasonals but can't remember the name. I'm sure it will be brewed and if so I'll post it. Too many to remember!

    On a similar note, we're doing the NOLA beer tour tonight.

  4. #204
    In New Orleans for the Sugar Bowl and at The Wayward Owl brewery. Currently trying their Scotchale and Twany Twit (English bitter ale). New brewery and they're still figuring it out. The twit is decent but could use some more flavor.

    Onward!

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    New Years Eve .............and I'm breakin out some beers I've been cellaring .............. first we opened a Prairie Okie, this a 750 ml , corked and caged, and was brewed in the spring of 2013 at Choc Brewing in Krebs , by Chase Healy. Chase had yet to get his Tulsa brewery opened, even though he had done Kickstarter to raise funds, and he raised 25,000 dollars in a week. Hermit is happy to say, he pitched in $50 bucks on the deal

    But anyway, Mrs Hermit and I been saving this Okie, and ...... we should've opened this long ago, aging did this Brown Ale aged in Whiskey Barrels , no good. The finish on this , was terrible, left a bad taste, it was not good. Its a 13% ABV beer, which probably continued to ferment in the last four years, no tellin what it is now



    Next .... we've had this Anthem beer for a couple years, at 17% ABV ... ya better find the right time to open it ... and New Years Eve was as good as any. This beer was great, first of all, its a great beer but the aging really helped this one ......



    And then later tonight, Mrs Hermit and I will open this gold wax Bomb. Gold waxed Bomb, was the very first batch Chase Healy brewed at Krebs. But our expectations are not high, we opened the blue wax Bomb a couple weeks ago, and there was rust under the bottle cap, oxygen had gotten to it , and it was not good.



    Moral of this story, don't hold on to great beers thinkin their gonna get even better.... they probably won't . Drink them ASAP.

    And that said , I have these COOP Territorial Reserve Oak Aged Imperial Stouts, years 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 .... and they're gonna have to be opened



    Its been suggested, that I do this as a " vertical " , but If I do that, gonna have to have help
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    Addendum ................the gold wax Bomb .............. was the ****ing bomb, it was great ........ wow !!

    I only regret , I could not do a side by side, with a current year Bomb.

    But what the hell, its New Years Eve .

    And Happy New Year !!

  7. #207
    Originally Posted by 87sooner View Post
    i really liked marshall's octoberfest......but it's seasonal ..
    if you're familiar with octoberfest....do they have anything else that is similar?
    Can't beat the Paulaner Maerzen/Oktoberfest. But then again, I'm a tard for the Bavarian 6.

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    Speaking of Boulevard, I bought their Narwhal Imperial Stout. It's good though at something like 10.5% ABV, it's really potent. It's more like a barleywine.


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    Originally Posted by OUDoc View Post
    Speaking of Boulevard, I bought their Narwhal Imperial Stout. It's good though at something like 10.5% ABV, it's really potent. It's more like a barleywine.

    Thanks Mr. Narwhal
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    Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout is the best beer I've ever had.

    Also, if any of y'all are ever down in Tampa, do the Cigar City Brewing tour. One of the best tours I've ever been on and they make some really great beers. I loved Jai Alai IPA.

  12. #212
    Originally Posted by DirtyBob View Post
    Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout is the best beer I've ever had.

    Also, if any of y'all are ever down in Tampa, do the Cigar City Brewing tour. One of the best tours I've ever been on and they make some really great beers. I loved Jai Alai IPA.
    yasssss, Founders KBS is awesome.


  13. #213
    Originally Posted by Tommy_Boy View Post
    Can't beat the Paulaner Maerzen/Oktoberfest. But then again, I'm a tard for the Bavarian 6.
    i'll give it a try...
    not a fan of the mustang my wife got for me...

  14. #214
    Learned something today that astounds me ....... Swedish liquor laws , that are equally as strict as the old Oklahoma laws we just modernized. I never dreamed that Sweden , would be this restrictive.

    The laws have a name " systembolaget " . They have an equivalent of 3.2 beer, and anything above that in ABV has to be sold in government owned package stores. Beers can not be sold refrigerated and they limit quantities and no cost cutting deals, like BOGO , etc.

    If you interested in more, here's Wikipedia

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Systembolaget

  15. #215
    Big beer event weekend in OKC ...... beer releases every where

    John Elkins releasing Blackberry Bruin and Plum Le Ferme, his releases draw a crowd at the Mustang Brewery at 520 N Meridian

    Saturday ................


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    Has anyone been to the Strong Ale festival in Wichita? I am debating between going to that and the new Rare Beer event in Tulsa.

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    Originally Posted by Hermit View Post
    I just finished a Great Divide Yeti , not the expresso Yeti or any variation thereof, just the plain ole Yeti from way back, an Imperial Stout. Its not even bourbon barrel aged.

    And this is one of the great classic craft beers. Its delicious. A real favorite of mine.
    if youre ever in Denver, stop by the Great Divide Barrel Room north of downtown. they always have some great barrel aged stuff there.
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  18. #218
    Originally Posted by Jive Turkey11 View Post
    yasssss, Founders KBS is awesome.

    Very good but I don't get the hype. I don't have a strong preference (or maybe no preference at all) over other barrel aged stouts.

  19. #219
    The Bottle Shop on lower Greenville in Dallas is closing. Starting today they are opening up the cellar, selling everything and have the following on draft:

    2011 Live Oak Treehugger
    2011 Avery Beast
    2012 Great Divide Old Ruffian
    2012 Real Ale Highlander
    2013 Stone Russian Imperial Stout
    2013 North Coast Old Stock
    2014 North Coast Old Stock
    2014 sierra Nevada Bigfoot
    Vintage Prairie Bomb
    2014 Lakewood Antigoons Revenge
    2013 Deep Ellum Numb Comfort
    Deschutes Black Butte 26th Birthday
    Vintage Great Divide Oak Aged Yeti
    512 Pils
    Small Brewpub Black Pepper Pils
    512 Pecan Porter

    The misses and I are headed down this afternoon to pick up some bottle for the cellar and to try as many of these as we can get through.

    Prost!

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    This shit right here made my night.
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    Originally Posted by burnsyo View Post


    This shit right here made my night.
    Cool, I was at Coop brewery tonight also .......... I'm resolved to drinking their Territorial Reserve Oak Aged Imperial Stout ............before I have to crack open mine.

    Glad to see the BBQ food truck there , the " Cook Shack " , dude has one helluva smoker in his food truck. He gave me a tour, its kickass.
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    Originally Posted by Hermit View Post
    Cool, I was at Coop brewery tonight also .......... I'm resolved to drinking their Territorial Reserve Oak Aged Imperial Stout ............before I have to crack open mine.

    Glad to see the BBQ food truck there , the " Cook Shack " , dude has one helluva smoker in his food truck. He gave me a tour, its kickass.
    Those brisket sandwiches looked fantastic, I wish I would have snagged one.
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  23. #223
    Originally Posted by burnsyo View Post
    Those brisket sandwiches looked fantastic, I wish I would have snagged one.
    We always get something from whatever food truck is there, that's how ya make sure there's always one there.
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  24. #224
    I hit all three breweries releasing beers, big crowd at Elk Valley's release...... John Elkins has a big following.

    Got some Adaptation Ale at Roughtail, first time I've been to their brewery since we got new laws and forgot to pack my growler , dammit. They've made some big improvements with the tap room. I still wish they weren't so hard to get to, they are really off the beaten path. I once went there every week, but got tired of fighting the traffic.

    Then hit Anthem for this years Pappy Burleson , and that place was hoppin with soccer fans.

    Overall, purty gud day for stockin up on good local beer.
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    I'm currently in the early phases of contracts with some major construction at grand casino... there's plans to bring in a "Jack daniels" bar. The theme will be whiskey barrels everywhere and very similar to whiskey cakes from the renderings I've seen. The entrance is AWESOME, with a rack full whiskey barrels creating the grand arched entrance. The reason I put this in here, is despite being a jack bar, the focus will be local. They plan to have a menu somewhat dedicated to Oklahoma Breweries and Oklahoma bourbons, vodkas etc.

    Judging by where we're at right now, we are likely a year out.
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    Do we have a Craft Beer thread?

    Originally Posted by burnsyo View Post


    This shit right here made my night.
    I'll have to join you next time, you son of a ****!!!
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    Went to Tapwerks this evening, for some kind of barrell aged Founders thing ........................ and that place has gone downhill, a long ways downhill , since Gregg Powell and Courtney Larry have left.

    I won't be goin back, just wait for the new Prairie Brew Pub to open that Gregg will be managing. But mostly, I will spend my beer money with the breweries.

  28. #228
    Has anyone in the OKC metro seen Rye on Rye on Rye on the shelves anywhere?

  29. #229
    Originally Posted by Bruno Gianelli View Post
    Has anyone in the OKC metro seen Rye on Rye on Rye on the shelves anywhere?
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  30. #230
    Anyone else go to COOP's release party of this years Alpha Hive ?

    My gawd, it started at noon, we got there at 5 pm .... and its still goin strong. Lotsa people.

    And great beer !! I bought a case of Alpha Hive, and also got a deal on Gran Sport porter , a case for $20.

  31. #231
    Originally Posted by Hermit View Post
    Anyone else go to COOP's release party of this years Alpha Hive ?

    My gawd, it started at noon, we got there at 5 pm .... and its still goin strong. Lotsa people.

    And great beer !! I bought a case of Alpha Hive, and also got a deal on Gran Sport porter , a case for $20.
    Thank you for RRR info.

    And you ain't lying - Alpha Hive is legit.

  32. #232
    Brewers, alcohol industry wary of tax increase bill

    The bill would increase the excise tax rate on alcoholic beverages -- from $1.47 per liter to $3.50 per liter for spirits; and from $12.50 per barrel to $45 per barrel for beer (yes, $45, not a typo). There is little doubt among industry members that such a tax hike on manufacturers and distributors of beer and spirits would result in a jump in prices for consumers.

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    FYI, New Belgium products are now in Oklahoma. Moore Liquor has Fat Tire and a few others in stock.
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    Originally Posted by kingswitz View Post
    FYI, New Belgium products are now in Oklahoma. Moore Liquor has Fat Tire and a few others in stock.
    As is Stone Brewing!
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  35. #235
    Originally Posted by kingswitz View Post
    FYI, New Belgium products are now in Oklahoma. Moore Liquor has Fat Tire and a few others in stock.
    New Belgium is big time opponents of oil/gas production in Colorado. I value oil/gas jobs more than Fat Tire, which I've had in Dallas and its way over hyped.

    So I will buy local beers , before I give my money to New Belgium.

    Just Google this phrase

    " new belgium fracking "

    And then make up you own mind if ya want to support them and their causes.
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  36. #236
    I also don't understand why New Belgium and Stone decide to enter Oklahoma now. We are the last state for Stone.

    In this from the Tulsa World, they both say warm storage on shelves kept them out. But now that our laws changed, somehow its different, even though law does not go into effect till Oct 2018 . What ?

    That sounds kinda weak.

    http://www.tulsaworld.com/blogs/scen...3feb81da9.html

    I've drank Stone IPA , Arrogant ****, and Double Arrogant **** ........... and yeah, it was good beer. But not that great. How much should I be excited about out of state brewers who shunned us for so long ? I'm not buying this idea, they weren't here due to no refrigeration.

    My money stays with the local fellas.

  37. #237
    Anyone found Arrogant **** in Norman yet? Do tell. Good beer, you wouldn't like it.
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    Actually, the recipe for the original Stone IPA is available for other brewers and home brewing. A couple years ago, Stone updated the beer's recipe and released the original, and Roughtail was brewing the beer at one time.

    As far as hoppy beers go, fresh from Roughtail or Coop , would be better than something shipped in from out of state.

    But I would like to find the Stone Ripper, its a pale ale and I have an affinity for pale ales. I would bet though, knowing Stone, that its a hoppy pale ale. The IBU's are 40 , so that's gonna be very much like a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.

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    I thought this might be about some folks who actually brew craft beer and not just a bunch of weird alcoholics?

  40. #240
    Originally Posted by Bruno Gianelli View Post
    Thank you for RRR info.

    And you ain't lying - Alpha Hive is legit.
    Not sure bout the fingernails, but hell, I'm an old man.



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    Originally Posted by Hermit View Post
    I also don't understand why New Belgium and Stone decide to enter Oklahoma now. We are the last state for Stone.

    In this from the Tulsa World, they both say warm storage on shelves kept them out. But now that our laws changed, somehow its different, even though law does not go into effect till Oct 2018 . What ?

    That sounds kinda weak.

    http://www.tulsaworld.com/blogs/scen...3feb81da9.html

    I've drank Stone IPA , Arrogant ****, and Double Arrogant **** ........... and yeah, it was good beer. But not that great. How much should I be excited about out of state brewers who shunned us for so long ? I'm not buying this idea, they weren't here due to no refrigeration.

    My money stays with the local fellas.
    I think some of what has to do with it is distribution and ability to sell it in different stores as well. I'm sure cub can bring some more information about all this

  43. #243
    Originally Posted by Hermit View Post
    I also don't understand why New Belgium and Stone decide to enter Oklahoma now. We are the last state for Stone.
    First of all, I don't know why. But, I just kind of assumed it's a two-pronged way to say "thanks." It says "thanks" to the voters who they think voted correctly, - AND- it throws a bone to the liquor stores who, I guess, feel they've been given the short shrift. Whatever, I'm all for it!!

  44. #244
    Originally Posted by Snickerfritz View Post
    First of all, I don't know why.
    If you watch the vids from Tulsa World, both brewer's reps state it was due to refrigeration. I think there's some bullshit involved in that answer. But they have to come up with some excuse for shunning our state, I guess its as good as any.

    They've said in the past , they want the quality of their beers to be as high as possible. And if you brew a hoppy beer, it degrades relatively faster than other beers if not refrigerated. So they wanted their beers refrigerated from the time it leaves the fermenter all the way to the consumer. I highly doubt that happens in all 50 states.

    And its not possible here now, and won't happen here, even after Oct 2018, because the beer will sit in a distributor's warehouse for an indefinite period.

    This makes no sense to anyone who knows beans about beer.

    And even then, you're just talking hoppy beers, a stout can actually improve with age on a warm shelf. Also malty beers, like all the Belgium beers imported into the country are not effected greatly by being warm. Chase Healy brews the beers he does, because he knows they will be warmed on a shelf.... he brews big stouts, farmhouse ales, and sours.

    We are not getting the whole story as to why we are the last state they chose to distribute to, and for that reason I'm not gonna go bonkers over their over hyped beers. I will continue to buy local.

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    The Dudes Blood Orange Amber is good stuff.

  46. #246
    Little lesson buying beer in the package store in Oklahoma. If you are buying a hoppy beer which = IPA's, Double IPA's, Imperial IPA's, or hopped up pale ales ................. find a " brewed on " date on the can or bottle and don't buy anything over 6 months old, preferably even fresher than that. Especially, if its an out of state brewery.

    But best thing, is just get a local hoppy beer at the brewery.

    And you don't want to sit on a hoppy beer, for any length of time. Drink it ASAP.

    And one more item, if you buying cans , look on the bottom of the can for a date. Or some will have a small sticker on the plastic can holder, that will be the brew date.

  47. #247
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    Originally Posted by Hermit View Post
    If you watch the vids from Tulsa World, both brewer's reps state it was due to refrigeration. I think there's some bullshit involved in that answer. But they have to come up with some excuse for shunning our state, I guess its as good as any.

    They've said in the past , they want the quality of their beers to be as high as possible. And if you brew a hoppy beer, it degrades relatively faster than other beers if not refrigerated. So they wanted their beers refrigerated from the time it leaves the fermenter all the way to the consumer. I highly doubt that happens in all 50 states.

    And its not possible here now, and won't happen here, even after Oct 2018, because the beer will sit in a distributor's warehouse for an indefinite period.

    This makes no sense to anyone who knows beans about beer.

    And even then, you're just talking hoppy beers, a stout can actually improve with age on a warm shelf. Also malty beers, like all the Belgium beers imported into the country are not effected greatly by being warm. Chase Healy brews the beers he does, because he knows they will be warmed on a shelf.... he brews big stouts, farmhouse ales, and sours.

    We are not getting the whole story as to why we are the last state they chose to distribute to, and for that reason I'm not gonna go bonkers over their over hyped beers. I will continue to buy local.
    On a trip to Illinois, I saw it sitting in the aisles of a supermarket not refrigerated. I've also seen it in Fayetteville, Arkansas sitting in the middle of the liquor store as a display and not anywhere near the cooler. Yes that was their reason, but they can't control what happens when it gets to the retailer. When our new law goes into effect, I believe OK will be like every other state and you will find it non refrigerated and in the cooler. Just like your post on freshness, always look for a brewed date and it will be fine. Also DO NOT buy beer sitting in a window or near the window. Some retailers do not have a clue what that does to a fine beer.
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  48. #248
    Best beers I've had lately are local, from John Elkins ..... two variations of his Nemesis stout ....

    Whiskey " Mole " Nemesis is a stout brewed with ancho chilies, cacao nibs, and cinnamon aged in whiskey barrels.

    And Rum barrel is Nemesis brewed with cacao nibs, vanilla, and coconut , and aged in , of course , rum barrels. It tastes like a liquid Mounds bar.

    I had to stand in line for both of these brewery only releases, Elkins brewery releases , are an event. Huge crowds for both beers.


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    Originally Posted by Snickerfritz View Post
    Anyone found Arrogant **** in Norman yet? Do tell. Good beer, you wouldn't like it.
    The Spirit Shop has it. I picked up a 6er today.
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