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#1 Feb 01 2013 at 5:21 PM Rating: Good
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So, this was a thing.

Our local brewery won. I'm not sure why they used the Athens Terrapin brewery instead of Sweetwater or Red Brick (which are, you know, actually in Atlanta like the Falcons) but I'm not going to complain.

I'm just glad that after a long day at the office, I can walk into pretty much any restaurant around here and get a pint of the Rye Pale Ale for a couple of bucks.

Now I need to print off that chart and start hunting down and tasting the losers.
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#2 Feb 01 2013 at 8:27 PM Rating: Default
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A lot of disappointed Falcons fans here in GA.
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#3 Feb 01 2013 at 9:12 PM Rating: Good
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Yeah. I'm cheering for the 49ers on Sunday because I'd rather see the team who took it away from the Falcons go all the way to the top.
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I can't understand anyone who skips the cutscenes of a Final Fantasy game. That's like going to Texas and not getting barbecue.

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#4 Feb 02 2013 at 4:42 AM Rating: Decent
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American football is more entertaining if you're deaf apparently.

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Yeah. I'm cheering for the 49ers on Sunday because I'd rather see the team who took it away from the Falcons go all the way to the top.


That's one way of looking at it. I usually do (and see) the opposite. I would rather see the team that beat the team I was rooting for to lose.
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#6 Feb 02 2013 at 8:15 PM Rating: Good
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Mmmm Rye beers, tough to come by and **** delicious when you find it!

Oh and I love Terrapin, their Moo Hoo is comparable to Left Hand's Milk Stout.
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#7 Feb 02 2013 at 9:17 PM Rating: Good
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Mmmm Rye beers, tough to come by and **** delicious when you find it!

Oh and I love Terrapin, their Moo Hoo is comparable to Left Hand's Milk Stout.


Their main brewery is about two blocks from my office. And yes, Moo Hoo is amazing.

The best thing they've come up with is Big Sloppy Monster, which is Big Hoppy Monster that was aged in Jack Daniels barrels. The owners are cool, too - I've been going to the tours since they were itty bitty and the CEO used to run the tours XD
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I can't understand anyone who skips the cutscenes of a Final Fantasy game. That's like going to Texas and not getting barbecue.

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#8 Feb 03 2013 at 3:20 PM Rating: Good
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Mmmm Rye beers, tough to come by and **** delicious when you find it!
A Dutch brewery that's fairly well distributed started making a Rye Pale Ale last year. Given that up til recently this was still an IPA wasteland it's amazing. Pretty **** good beer too.

I have, unfortunately, never had the chance to try any Terrapin beers.
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#9 Feb 03 2013 at 4:08 PM Rating: Good
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Sierra Nevada makes a Rye IPA that is fairly tasty, if unspectacular.
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#10 Feb 04 2013 at 12:17 AM Rating: Good
I've had several rye-derived IPAs over here in my neck of the woods. One of my local breweries makes a pretty good one. The Sierra Nevada one is okay if memory serves.

I don't think I've tried anything by Terrapin yet. I've had Hennepin though which is a really great Saison.
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Saisons are awesome. I really enjoyed St Feullien and Green Flash's Friendship Brew black saison and I've got Fantome's Black Ghost on it's way to me, help me pray I've got a good batch because that guy is inconsistent as can be...
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#12 Feb 04 2013 at 11:33 AM Rating: Good
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I've had several rye-derived IPAs over here in my neck of the woods. One of my local breweries makes a pretty good one. The Sierra Nevada one is okay if memory serves.

I don't think I've tried anything by Terrapin yet. I've had Hennepin though which is a really great Saison.


Terrapin's distro is primarily up and down the east coast. I think they've spread as far as Vermont and as west as Ohio. Any further out, though, you might be hard pressed to find it. Part of the problem is that like most craft brewers, they just don't have the volume to handle the current demand. (Terrapin sold out to Imbev for a stake in the company a few years back, just so they could afford more tanks. Thankfully, Bud hasn't stepped in to tell them to change anything yet.) They'll send kegs and barrels to beer parlors on request, though.
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#13 Feb 04 2013 at 11:53 AM Rating: Excellent
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Clearly you should take a trip to Europe and go to the Netherlands while taking some east coast beers with you to trade with me for dutch and Belgian beers.
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This is an excellent idea.
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#15 Feb 05 2013 at 5:17 AM Rating: Good
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I do occasionally have a good idea.





p.s. bring some Cigar City if you can. Smiley: tongue
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#16 Feb 05 2013 at 12:59 PM Rating: Good
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Cigar City is an eight hour car trip away Smiley: crymore

(And yet we've gone there twice. Fortunately Lahurah lives an hour away so we make a vacation of it, visit her, and get some good beer.)
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#17 Feb 05 2013 at 1:11 PM Rating: Good
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You're closer than I am though. Smiley: lol

Although I've had the luck to be able to try their Jai Alai, Maduro and Guava Grove. Expensive but very much worth it.
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#18 Feb 05 2013 at 2:21 PM Rating: Good
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One of the local beer parlors has a good friendship with them, so they get experiments as well as having a line dedicated to the occasional keg.

Last weekend they had the "Bell's Bowl" but I'm a bit tight on cash so I stayed away.... because I'll easily drop fifty dollars on beer when I go there. And their beer is pretty **** cheap for craft on tap.
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#19 Feb 05 2013 at 3:01 PM Rating: Good
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Yeah, I'm "lucky" in that I don't have easy access to a good beer bar. The best one around here has about 30 beers on bottle and most of them Belgians that I've had a million times already.
Thank god for an online beer store with a good selection though because else I'd have to go to Amsterdam all the time and that always ends up costing a lot of cash with both an amazing bottleshop and probably the two best beer bars in the country.
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I have a liquor store nearby with a great selection of craft beers and imports. I think it's like four shelving units, front and back, organized by region. Plus the lady who is there now gives me the 10% you usually get for a mixed six-pack even when I only buy one beer. Still wish Dogfish Head didn't cut distribution to RI. I should find the closest Massachusetts liquor store that carries it and stock up on some 90-minute IPA.

I had some Traquair House Ale the other night, which I was very pleased with. I could really taste the influence of the barrel-aging process, and it was pretty crisp and clean. It wasn't overly sweet like Innis & Gunn can be.
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It'll be a long time before American craft breweries start exporting to Europe. Well, more than Flying Dog, Anchor and Anderson Valley anyway. Although I think Stone had plans for a European brewery, don't know what happened with that.
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What's sad is that some of the best breweries don't even ship anywhere at all. There are two micro breweries I visit that produce amazing stuff, but don't serve it outside of their restaurants. If you are ever in Atlanta (if you ever visit the states), try to go to dinner at a Five Seasons brewery. You will not be disappointed. In Athens, there is Copper Creek, which incidentally is right across the street from both the board of elections and city hall. I think more politicking goes on there than it does inside the actual government buildings sometimes. Smiley: laugh

Incidentally, we have talked of a trek to the EU at some point in the next year or two, and also talked about emigrating to Denmark if Mitt Romney won the election/something horrible happened in the states. I'll be sure to bring some beer along in either scenario.

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#23 Feb 05 2013 at 9:37 PM Rating: Good
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Is this where I smugly remark that one of my co-workers (in the office right next to mine) is part owner of a local micro-brewery? There's a ridiculously good micro-brew scene in San Diego right now. You almost can't shake a stick around without hitting someone who brews beer as a hobby. To be fair, some of the folks I know are only so-so at it, but I do know a few who are incredibly good (like win prizes at the fair every year for their offerings, which is a bigger deal in our competitive market than most). I can't remember the last time I drank a "normal" big-brand beer. Not that I'm a huge beer drinker, but still.
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I can count on one hand my average beer consumption per year. And around Christmas was the first time I had any liquor in years.
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What's sad is that some of the best breweries don't even ship anywhere at all. There are two micro breweries I visit that produce amazing stuff, but don't serve it outside of their restaurants. If you are ever in Atlanta (if you ever visit the states), try to go to dinner at a Five Seasons brewery. You will not be disappointed. In Athens, there is Copper Creek, which incidentally is right across the street from both the board of elections and city hall. I think more politicking goes on there than it does inside the actual government buildings sometimes. Smiley: laugh

Incidentally, we have talked of a trek to the EU at some point in the next year or two, and also talked about emigrating to Denmark if Mitt Romney won the election/something horrible happened in the states. I'll be sure to bring some beer along in either scenario.
We're still lacking the really exceptional breweries here (aside from De Molen that is) but the beer scene in the Netherlands is exploding with the amount of craft beer brewers easily tripling in number over the past year or two so I've got good hopes for the future.

And while I do plan on visiting the states, it'll be a couple years before I have the means to do so.
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#26 Feb 06 2013 at 12:23 PM Rating: Good
It's a great time to be a fan of craft beer in America. Thank you, Jimmy Carter!
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