Seahawks.NET AMAZON STOREFRONT

BEER..stuff you are trying for the first time.

The Lounge is for non-sport-related topics other than politics, war and religion. Order up your favorite beverage, kick back and enjoy the conversation! LANGUAGE RATING: PG-13
  • Kinda glad we went beyond this......now....

    R.I.P. Queen.
    User avatar
    Seahawkfan80
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 7012
    Joined: Sat Nov 05, 2011 12:20 pm
    Location: A little ways from Boise.


  • Anything with fruit added should be subtle IMO. If you find something that suits your tastebuds, then go for it.
    User avatar
    Largent80
    NET Ring Of Honor
     
    Posts: 34838
    Joined: Thu Mar 01, 2007 12:38 pm


  • The Elysian Immoral IPA tastes mahvelous. The Red Hook rack that I have is called Out Of Your Gourd Pumpkin Porter. I am probably gonna taste that tomorrow after the work I have scheduled. Lotta work for free.....stuff.
    R.I.P. Queen.
    User avatar
    Seahawkfan80
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 7012
    Joined: Sat Nov 05, 2011 12:20 pm
    Location: A little ways from Boise.


  • Went to Tacoma Boys and picked up a couple from Paradise Brewing in Pullman, Moojoe and Huckleberry Pucker. Moojoe was pretty good, its a coffee milk stout. Huckleberry Pucker is awesome if you like fruity beers.

    Also picked up 1 fromcalled Coffee DinoSmores from Off Color brewing in Chicago that is an imperial coffee marshmallow stout. Very very good. 10.5% abv, super dark, creamy and smooth.
    User avatar
    XxXdragonXxX
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 1572
    Joined: Sat Mar 03, 2007 2:40 am
    Location: Enumclaw, WA


  • Brew Pubs are where it's at now. Some of our more iconic brews in the NW, both Washington and Oregon, have been bought or have partial shares by big beer. I was sad to see that Elysian sold entirely, for instance, but I can't blame them. I wondered why their distribution all of the sudden blew up, and finally found out why. The Craft Brewers Alliance also has a 30% share in big beer. Pyramid is all over the place and has major presence in all 3 west coast states, but is also now owned by a....Puerto Rican Company, I think. Or something like that.

    In any case, the standardization of beer is one thing and lends the reliables. Beer is at it's best and worst when some risks are taken, like a lot of things. Its just plain kind of fun to taste a whole ish ton of them either way.

    I need to try that new Frontier place. Heathen, Barrel Mountain, and Little Dipper are ones I've been trying recently and they are all extremely good. Throw Backwoods in there too, I guess.
    User avatar
    vin.couve12
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 3085
    Joined: Fri May 27, 2011 10:19 am
    Location: Vancouver, WA


  • Wife just sent me this.

    I'll probably have to wait till I get to Seattle next time but I'm anxious to try it.
    Image
    ITS A GREAT TIME TO BE A SEAHAWK FAN !
    User avatar
    pmedic920
    * .NET Official Stache *
     
    Posts: 15615
    Joined: Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:37 am
    Location: On the lake, Livingston Texas


  • I wish Deschutes Red Chair wasn't seasonal. That is my favorite beer right meow. The only things I've tried and liked are Slacker from No-Li and Cavatica Stout from Ft. George.
    AAR - CJ Prosise RB/WR/??? - Notre Dame
    User avatar
    TriCHawk
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 1580
    Joined: Thu Apr 30, 2009 7:52 pm
    Location: CtPa Town


  • TriCHawk wrote:I wish Deschutes Red Chair wasn't seasonal. That is my favorite beer right meow. The only things I've tried and liked are Slacker from No-Li and Cavatica Stout from Ft. George.


    I drink "chain breaker" fairly often.
    Seen "red chair" many times but never tried it.
    You have inspired me.
    ITS A GREAT TIME TO BE A SEAHAWK FAN !
    User avatar
    pmedic920
    * .NET Official Stache *
     
    Posts: 15615
    Joined: Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:37 am
    Location: On the lake, Livingston Texas


  • Since I can no longer find Red Chair this time of year, can some of you beer pros recommend something similar?
    AAR - CJ Prosise RB/WR/??? - Notre Dame
    User avatar
    TriCHawk
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 1580
    Joined: Thu Apr 30, 2009 7:52 pm
    Location: CtPa Town


  • Unfortunately there are too few quality red's on the market as I really enjoy them, and I've been trying to get the owner of our brewery to at least consider it.

    As a summer beer Deschutes Fresh squeezed is delightful. Especially here in Texas right now with a 105 degree heat index with the humidity factored in.
    User avatar
    Largent80
    NET Ring Of Honor
     
    Posts: 34838
    Joined: Thu Mar 01, 2007 12:38 pm


  • TriCHawk wrote:Since I can no longer find Red Chair this time of year, can some of you beer pros recommend something similar?


    If you like American/farmhouse ales, try "Tank 7" from Boulevard Brewing if you can find it.
    ITS A GREAT TIME TO BE A SEAHAWK FAN !
    User avatar
    pmedic920
    * .NET Official Stache *
     
    Posts: 15615
    Joined: Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:37 am
    Location: On the lake, Livingston Texas


  • I'll keep an eye out for the Tank 7

    I know for Deschutes, we have pretty much everything they make available, but I've only had some of their stuff. I'll be sure to grab some fresh squeezed.
    AAR - CJ Prosise RB/WR/??? - Notre Dame
    User avatar
    TriCHawk
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 1580
    Joined: Thu Apr 30, 2009 7:52 pm
    Location: CtPa Town


  • TriCHawk wrote:Since I can no longer find Red Chair this time of year, can some of you beer pros recommend something similar?


    Just went to my beer store.
    Still plenty of red chair on the selves down here, I'm sure it's because it's not local an well known.
    Image

    Here's what the Tank7 looks like, if it helps you find some.
    Image
    ITS A GREAT TIME TO BE A SEAHAWK FAN !
    User avatar
    pmedic920
    * .NET Official Stache *
     
    Posts: 15615
    Joined: Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:37 am
    Location: On the lake, Livingston Texas


  • Picked up 3 "never tried" today.
    I'll post opinions as I taste them.
    Image
    Image

    Both of the above are highly rated on BA.

    Below is a local, not well known.
    Image
    ITS A GREAT TIME TO BE A SEAHAWK FAN !
    User avatar
    pmedic920
    * .NET Official Stache *
     
    Posts: 15615
    Joined: Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:37 am
    Location: On the lake, Livingston Texas


  • Lucky!

    I will definitely look for that. All of them. All of the beers.
    AAR - CJ Prosise RB/WR/??? - Notre Dame
    User avatar
    TriCHawk
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 1580
    Joined: Thu Apr 30, 2009 7:52 pm
    Location: CtPa Town


  • Tried this recently.
    Image

    It tasted artificially flavored too me.
    I've yet to find any beer that tasted artificial that I enjoyed.
    I've had some flavored beers that I liked but not the ones that taste artificial.
    If that makes any sense.
    In this one, I distinctly taste the melon and the lime. They don't go well together imho.
    ITS A GREAT TIME TO BE A SEAHAWK FAN !
    User avatar
    pmedic920
    * .NET Official Stache *
     
    Posts: 15615
    Joined: Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:37 am
    Location: On the lake, Livingston Texas


  • pmedic920 wrote:Tried this recently.
    Image

    It tasted artificially flavored too me.
    I've yet to find any beer that tasted artificial that I enjoyed.
    I've had some flavored beers that I liked but not the ones that taste artificial.
    If that makes any sense.
    In this one, I distinctly taste the melon and the lime. They don't go well together imho.


    Drank that out of the tap in Mt Home last weekend. Did not really like it either. No real flavor. I tried a few in that locale, and did not really find one I liked too much. Must do more research....maybe Baker Ore trip for me. It is only 90 miles away.
    R.I.P. Queen.
    User avatar
    Seahawkfan80
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 7012
    Joined: Sat Nov 05, 2011 12:20 pm
    Location: A little ways from Boise.


  • ^^^^^^
    Thankfully I only bought the one in a mix your own 6 pack.

    I wouldn't even wish that beer on a cowboy fan.

    And I'll add, I like most of the New Belgium brews.
    ITS A GREAT TIME TO BE A SEAHAWK FAN !
    User avatar
    pmedic920
    * .NET Official Stache *
     
    Posts: 15615
    Joined: Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:37 am
    Location: On the lake, Livingston Texas





  • Largent80 wrote:Yeah and the alcohol is masked very well. Pours clear for the style and the vanilla mixed with the coffee is awesome if you can find it. Seems like the link didn't zero in on the right beer.

    It is....VICTORY AT SEA
    IMPERIAL PORTER WITH COFFEE AND VANILLA

    http://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/199/48505/


    Oh, my bad.
    The link took me to their "Barmy" it's one I hadn't even seen before.
    It's the one I commented on the ABV @12%

    I think " victory at sea" is below that, around 10% maybe?

    I did see one on their site that I deff want to try. Thai chili Wahoo.
    Not rated real high on BA but I like the beers with a lil heat.
    http://www.ballastpoint.com/beer/wahoo- ... nd-ginger/
    Image
    ITS A GREAT TIME TO BE A SEAHAWK FAN !
    User avatar
    pmedic920
    * .NET Official Stache *
     
    Posts: 15615
    Joined: Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:37 am
    Location: On the lake, Livingston Texas


  • The 3 IPAs that I posted above as "never tried".

    Founder's Centennial IPA
    Firestone Walker's, Union Jack IPA
    And
    The Cause by Brazos Valley Brewers.

    I liked them all.
    IMO all are Top Tier IPAs

    Wouldn't be ashamed, or hesitate to recommend any of them to an IPA drinker.
    ITS A GREAT TIME TO BE A SEAHAWK FAN !
    User avatar
    pmedic920
    * .NET Official Stache *
     
    Posts: 15615
    Joined: Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:37 am
    Location: On the lake, Livingston Texas


  • BTW, FWIW, I like most of the BallastPoint stuff, some of it, I really like a lot but that stuff is expensive.
    Can't find any of them for under $14.00 a 6 pack around here.
    ITS A GREAT TIME TO BE A SEAHAWK FAN !
    User avatar
    pmedic920
    * .NET Official Stache *
     
    Posts: 15615
    Joined: Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:37 am
    Location: On the lake, Livingston Texas


  • For the sake of keeping this thread active, BUMP.


    Really just wanted to say this.
    Sierra Nevada's Pale Ale is a very good brew IMO.

    I have a small fridge full of beers that I like, I can drink a couple, then grab a SNPA, it always tastes good no matter what I just had prior.

    SNPA, is an easy "go to" if you can't make up your mind at any given moment. It's easy to find, not especially pricey and taste good on tap or out of the bottle.

    Never fear SNPA.
    CHEERS :{)
    ITS A GREAT TIME TO BE A SEAHAWK FAN !
    User avatar
    pmedic920
    * .NET Official Stache *
     
    Posts: 15615
    Joined: Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:37 am
    Location: On the lake, Livingston Texas


  • I think a friend mentioned an Iron Horse Ipa in this area. I was going to try it out from albertsons, but I went to the wrong one and could not get to the other one as I was loaded down with a trailer and did not want to trip downtown with it on. Too many idiots running around in the 100 degree heat. A backup may sound like crap to you all but it will work til I get better in the house is either Killians red or Amber bock Michelob. 2 different companies yes, but they make me happy.
    R.I.P. Queen.
    User avatar
    Seahawkfan80
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 7012
    Joined: Sat Nov 05, 2011 12:20 pm
    Location: A little ways from Boise.


  • Seahawkfan80 wrote:I think a friend mentioned an Iron Horse Ipa in this area. I was going to try it out from albertsons, but I went to the wrong one and could not get to the other one as I was loaded down with a trailer and did not want to trip downtown with it on. Too many idiots running around in the 100 degree heat. A backup may sound like crap to you all but it will work til I get better in the house is either Killians red or Amber bock Michelob. 2 different companies yes, but they make me happy.


    If it makes ya Happy, it's a winner.
    ITS A GREAT TIME TO BE A SEAHAWK FAN !
    User avatar
    pmedic920
    * .NET Official Stache *
     
    Posts: 15615
    Joined: Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:37 am
    Location: On the lake, Livingston Texas


  • Hey Lon, HEB on 1488 has a bunch of good Green Flash sixers for $9,99, Soul Style, Passion Kicker and West Coast IPA, all are stellar. They also have H. Sculpin and the V.A.S. I told you about.
    User avatar
    Largent80
    NET Ring Of Honor
     
    Posts: 34838
    Joined: Thu Mar 01, 2007 12:38 pm


  • Largent80 wrote:Hey Lon, HEB on 1488 has a bunch of good Green Flash sixers for $9,99, Soul Style, Passion Kicker and West Coast IPA, all are stellar. They also have H. Sculpin and the V.A.S. I told you about.


    I don't have room right now.
    Could you help a brother out.
    Image

    Worried I might die from lack of vegetables, my veggie drawer in the house is even full of beer.

    You think I'll be ok with Beer and Cheese till I can make some space for veggies?
    ITS A GREAT TIME TO BE A SEAHAWK FAN !
    User avatar
    pmedic920
    * .NET Official Stache *
     
    Posts: 15615
    Joined: Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:37 am
    Location: On the lake, Livingston Texas



  • So, I went to costco today to help an idiot out and did that and saw an old friend and former employer. Great people. Happened to see a box of their beers....known as kirkland. I purchased it and will try them. If they have any flavor at all, I may drink them. If not, The garden needs more pest killer. Any one else tried that stuff? Session india pale ale, Pale Ale, Summer Ale, and an India Pale Ale. Just curious if I spent my 20 wisely. he he he
    R.I.P. Queen.
    User avatar
    Seahawkfan80
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 7012
    Joined: Sat Nov 05, 2011 12:20 pm
    Location: A little ways from Boise.


  • Seahawkfan80 wrote:So, I went to costco today to help an idiot out and did that and saw an old friend and former employer. Great people. Happened to see a box of their beers....known as kirkland. I purchased it and will try them. If they have any flavor at all, I may drink them. If not, The garden needs more pest killer. Any one else tried that stuff? Session india pale ale, Pale Ale, Summer Ale, and an India Pale Ale. Just curious if I spent my 20 wisely. he he he


    Who brewed them for Costco?
    User avatar
    Largent80
    NET Ring Of Honor
     
    Posts: 34838
    Joined: Thu Mar 01, 2007 12:38 pm


  • Largent80 wrote:
    Seahawkfan80 wrote:So, I went to costco today to help an idiot out and did that and saw an old friend and former employer. Great people. Happened to see a box of their beers....known as kirkland. I purchased it and will try them. If they have any flavor at all, I may drink them. If not, The garden needs more pest killer. Any one else tried that stuff? Session india pale ale, Pale Ale, Summer Ale, and an India Pale Ale. Just curious if I spent my 20 wisely. he he he


    Who brewed them for Costco?


    West Coast Brewery

    On the bottle, it is printed as:

    Hopfen und Malz Brewing Company in San Jose, CA

    The brewer is better known as Gordon Biersch (Wikipedia page ). Best known in some areas for their line of restaurants (good garlic fries), they also make beer for Trader Joe’s.

    East Coast Brewery

    On the bottle, it is printed as:

    New Yorker Brewing Company in Utica, NY

    The brewer is better known as Matt Brewing Company (Wikipedia page), the fourth oldest family-owned brewery in the United States. They are also known for their Saranac line of beers.

    http://www.mymoneyblog.com/which-brewer ... -beer.html
    R.I.P. Queen.
    User avatar
    Seahawkfan80
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 7012
    Joined: Sat Nov 05, 2011 12:20 pm
    Location: A little ways from Boise.


  • The Session IPA did not taste too bad. So I had it again today. The Summer ale was not too bad either so taking one of them in too. Next probably the Pale Ale....then the other Pale Ale.....then tomorrow the IPA.
    R.I.P. Queen.
    User avatar
    Seahawkfan80
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 7012
    Joined: Sat Nov 05, 2011 12:20 pm
    Location: A little ways from Boise.


  • Tried a couple recently. First, Fish Brewing's Hobbit brews. Both the Gollum Precious Pils and the Bolg Belgian Tripel. Disappointed with both of them. They both were decent, but lacked any real character, I thought. They were just generic, semi-bland versions of the styles, and while definitely drinkable, they just didn't do much for me.

    Image

    Another one I tried was Rogue's Sriracha HOT Stout Beer. That one was actually quite good--rich and earthy with a subtle bite to it. Couldn't really taste the Sriracha flavor all that much, but it left me with a definite spicy aftertaste. Quite good, but at somewhere north of eleven bucks a pop, it's not something I'd recommend as being "worth it" in terms of taste for value. A good one to try once.

    Image
    "The ultimate number is W's, and that’s what matters in Santa Clara. As such, Jed York does not own the 49ers; Russell Wilson does." - Paul Gutierrez
    User avatar
    Seahawk Sailor
    * .NET Navy Bad Ass *
     
    Posts: 23288
    Joined: Sat Mar 03, 2007 9:23 am
    Location: Mandaue City, Cebu, Philippines


  • This was a first timer for me.
    Image

    on the citrus side vs piney.
    Throughly enjoy this brew. Will buy again.
    Probably become a standard in my fridge.
    ITS A GREAT TIME TO BE A SEAHAWK FAN !
    User avatar
    pmedic920
    * .NET Official Stache *
     
    Posts: 15615
    Joined: Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:37 am
    Location: On the lake, Livingston Texas


  • Just had this one. Pretty good stuff. It's got good flavor. A nice summer replacement for Red Chair.
    AAR - CJ Prosise RB/WR/??? - Notre Dame
    User avatar
    TriCHawk
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 1580
    Joined: Thu Apr 30, 2009 7:52 pm
    Location: CtPa Town


  • TriCHawk wrote:Just had this one. Pretty good stuff. It's got good flavor. A nice summer replacement for Red Chair.


    Funny you say that.
    I'm drinking my last "red chair" as we speak.
    I'm still seeing some on the shelves here it Texas.
    ITS A GREAT TIME TO BE A SEAHAWK FAN !
    User avatar
    pmedic920
    * .NET Official Stache *
     
    Posts: 15615
    Joined: Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:37 am
    Location: On the lake, Livingston Texas


  • pmedic920 wrote:
    TriCHawk wrote:Just had this one. Pretty good stuff. It's got good flavor. A nice summer replacement for Red Chair.


    Funny you say that.
    I'm drinking my last "red chair" as we speak.
    I'm still seeing some on the shelves here it Texas.


    What did you think of the Red Chair?
    AAR - CJ Prosise RB/WR/??? - Notre Dame
    User avatar
    TriCHawk
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 1580
    Joined: Thu Apr 30, 2009 7:52 pm
    Location: CtPa Town


  • TriCHawk wrote:
    What did you think of the Red Chair?


    liked it, not one I'd "hunt down" but very drinkable.
    Ill look for it again next season.
    ITS A GREAT TIME TO BE A SEAHAWK FAN !
    User avatar
    pmedic920
    * .NET Official Stache *
     
    Posts: 15615
    Joined: Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:37 am
    Location: On the lake, Livingston Texas


  • pmedic920 wrote:This was a first timer for me.
    Image

    on the citrus side vs piney.
    Throughly enjoy this brew. Will buy again.
    Probably become a standard in my fridge.


    This stuff is awesome, Try Green Flash Soul Style IPA next (think HEB 1488)
    User avatar
    Largent80
    NET Ring Of Honor
     
    Posts: 34838
    Joined: Thu Mar 01, 2007 12:38 pm


  • Drank a lot of these the last few weeks. Wouldn't have put any of these at the top of my list of favorites but definitely have a new found appreciation.

    Image

    Image

    Image
    Image Always been a Seahawks fan
    User avatar
    Zebulon Dak
    * The Producer *
     
    Posts: 19931
    Joined: Sun Mar 04, 2007 2:57 pm
    Location: King In The North


  • If you ever go to SE Asia. In Thailand try Chang, or Singha (or at BevMo or any decent restaurant) they are high gravity Lagers. Pretty damn smooth in that hot climate.
    User avatar
    Largent80
    NET Ring Of Honor
     
    Posts: 34838
    Joined: Thu Mar 01, 2007 12:38 pm


  • Largent80 wrote:If you ever go to SE Asia. In Thailand try Chang, or Singha (or at BevMo or any decent restaurant) they are high gravity Lagers. Pretty damn smooth in that hot climate.


    I've had Chang here and didn't really care for it. But I imagine a nice tropical atmosphere can elevate the enjoyability of just about any beverage. ;)
    Image Always been a Seahawks fan
    User avatar
    Zebulon Dak
    * The Producer *
     
    Posts: 19931
    Joined: Sun Mar 04, 2007 2:57 pm
    Location: King In The North


  • Largent80 wrote:If you ever go to SE Asia. In Thailand try Chang, or Singha (or at BevMo or any decent restaurant) they are high gravity Lagers. Pretty damn smooth in that hot climate.


    A friend of mine told me about Singha. I tried it a few times. Did not feel too bad about it back then.....back in the old days. He was married to the ex back then. He brought back a bottle of whiskey for me too....it went sour as I did not know that did from there. Cant remember what it was....yet.
    R.I.P. Queen.
    User avatar
    Seahawkfan80
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 7012
    Joined: Sat Nov 05, 2011 12:20 pm
    Location: A little ways from Boise.


  • The imported versions of Chang and Singha are both watered down versions. Chang in Thailand is about 7.6 % ABV
    User avatar
    Largent80
    NET Ring Of Honor
     
    Posts: 34838
    Joined: Thu Mar 01, 2007 12:38 pm


  • Largent80 wrote:The imported versions of Chang and Singha are both watered down versions. Chang in Thailand is about 7.6 % ABV


    Went ahead and looked up what a buddy of mine got me. Mekong. I let it sit for a year and it went to vinegar or worse. I think I could wash my car with it....and there may not be a car left. LOL

    Singha I think I was in either Guam or Japan when I got that. Could have been the Philippines too as we had access to a lot of different beers there in the local base store. Heck, it could have been the around the world trip in the local Litre House that used to sell all beers from all over the world. Too many years ago and some braincells have taken off to new worlds....
    R.I.P. Queen.
    User avatar
    Seahawkfan80
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 7012
    Joined: Sat Nov 05, 2011 12:20 pm
    Location: A little ways from Boise.


  • Largent80 wrote:The imported versions of Chang and Singha are both watered down versions. Chang in Thailand is about 7.6 % ABV


    Don't you just hate when they do that?
    Image Always been a Seahawks fan
    User avatar
    Zebulon Dak
    * The Producer *
     
    Posts: 19931
    Joined: Sun Mar 04, 2007 2:57 pm
    Location: King In The North


  • Zebulon Dak wrote:
    Largent80 wrote:The imported versions of Chang and Singha are both watered down versions. Chang in Thailand is about 7.6 % ABV


    Don't you just hate when they do that?


    Yeah, I was all excited one day to find some in a Bevmo, when I tried it I was like WTF?
    User avatar
    Largent80
    NET Ring Of Honor
     
    Posts: 34838
    Joined: Thu Mar 01, 2007 12:38 pm


  • This is my most recent "never tried"
    Image

    I liked it a lot. Very tasty IMO

    It's by the same brew house as the "Local#1" that I posted on up thread.
    I tend to shy away from the east coast brews but I'd recommend this one to anybody that likes a good IPA or American/FarmHouse Ale
    ITS A GREAT TIME TO BE A SEAHAWK FAN !
    User avatar
    pmedic920
    * .NET Official Stache *
     
    Posts: 15615
    Joined: Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:37 am
    Location: On the lake, Livingston Texas


PreviousNext


It is currently Sat Jul 22, 2017 10:31 pm

Please REGISTER to become a member

Return to [ THE .NET LOUNGE ]




Information
  • Who is online