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T42

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Re: What are you drinking right now?
« Reply #2525 on: February 12, 2021, 09:09:51 am »
3rd cuppa this morning.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Mrs Pingu

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Re: What are you drinking right now?
« Reply #2526 on: February 12, 2021, 05:23:14 pm »
Nothing yet. Waiting for piña colada o'clock.
Do not clench. It only makes it worse.

ian

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Re: What are you drinking right now?
« Reply #2527 on: February 12, 2021, 07:05:49 pm »
Cloak + Dagger, apparently from Worthing, a place previously only known as Death's Waiting Room. Looks tasty, but I'm waiting for my wife to stop doing whatever the lycra-clad antipodeans are yelling at her to do from inside the TV.
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Mrs Pingu

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Re: What are you drinking right now?
« Reply #2528 on: February 12, 2021, 07:08:17 pm »
Drunk the piña colada. Now I have to wait for Pingu to finish making tea and finish his piña colada at a more decorous pace before the wine course appears.
Do not clench. It only makes it worse.

Re: What are you drinking right now?
« Reply #2529 on: February 12, 2021, 10:36:07 pm »
... a great deal of wine. Dry January is over.

fboab is wisely hiding upstairs.

Wowbagger

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Re: What are you drinking right now?
« Reply #2530 on: February 12, 2021, 10:37:14 pm »
I just finished the bottle of chianti I opened on 6th January. I said it would last me a week...
Eating's a serious business. Don't bollocks around wagging your tail.

Re: What are you drinking right now?
« Reply #2531 on: February 13, 2021, 06:04:28 am »
Following in Ham's footsteps, these guys are local and I have a delivery arriving today ready for 4 o'clock Friday

https://wearebad.co/collections/shop

They look a handy outfit, too but
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Hipsters BRWKTPRJCT — BRUCE 6.1% NEW ZEALAND IPA
Bruce is a special IPA made with 3.42kg of dry hops per barrel of beer. The hops we used are a blend named Bruce, so how could we not call the beer that!
:facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm:

ETA turns out it is I who is the fule

I got it rong, Bruce hops are from NZ.

https://leagueofbrewers.co.nz/the-bruce-hops-pellets-nz.html

tiermat

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Re: What are you drinking right now?
« Reply #2532 on: February 15, 2021, 01:12:10 pm »
@Ham,  their BA range is outstanding and they are thoroughly nice chaps.  Forget the fact that the "standard" range has names taken from 70/80's rock songs (yes that is why they are called Bad Company).  Comfortably Numb, Love Over Gold etc
I feel like Captain Kirk, on a brand new planet every day, a little like King Kong on top of the Empire State

citoyen

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Re: What are you drinking right now?
« Reply #2533 on: February 15, 2021, 02:18:34 pm »
I notice that the larger Morrisons are now stocking a range of 7-8% unfined DIPAs in 440ml cans.  This is tonight's. It's pretty good.

Tesco likewise. I've not seen the Clairvoyance but my local Tesco stocks one of theirs called What Are The Odds? that I like.
https://www.magicrockbrewing.com/beer/what-are-the-odds

Salt Ikat is another I've enjoyed lately.
https://www.saltbeerfactory.co.uk/product/ikat-ddh-dipa/
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Re: What are you drinking right now?
« Reply #2534 on: February 23, 2021, 09:37:03 pm »
Ordered a hand-picked selection of about 12 large beers from Vocation for my brother a couple of days ago.

So I had one myself.

It arrived today and I've just had the 11% Kirsch stout and OMFG  :o

ian

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Re: What are you drinking right now?
« Reply #2535 on: February 23, 2021, 09:42:14 pm »
We have a box from Vocation, which is very nice, but some of them are indeed brain-punchingly hefty brews.

The Cloak + Dagger stuff was also very good, not a brewery I'd encountered before, but some find hoppy stuff. I also found a case of Verdant, ho ho, in the porch. I am very much missing The Experiment (the taproom collab between Verdant and Pressure Drop).
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Mrs Pingu

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Re: What are you drinking right now?
« Reply #2536 on: February 23, 2021, 09:55:50 pm »
While we were killing time all day (see OT Knowledge, some tradespeople were demolishing the entrance platform to Pingu Towers) we went to https://hopshopaberdeen.com, which is ostensibly a craft beer nerd corner of a petrol station grocers.

I spotted a whole load of interesting looking beer I hadn't seen before. From Cascade brewing in Portland, OR. So that was 3 at 15 a pop. And then more interesting stuff, some tasty sounding Berliner Weisses. And then I though I'd better stop looking or there would be no room in the box for Pingu beer.
I could easily have filled another box.

But right now I'm drinking a G&T made with Bobby's (Dutch) gin. Which I bought 3 or 4 bottles of in Schipol in late 2019 cos I really like it, and then I was glad I did...
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Re: What are you drinking right now?
« Reply #2537 on: February 23, 2021, 10:18:11 pm »
We have a box from Vocation, which is very nice, but some of them are indeed brain-punchingly hefty brews.

The Cloak + Dagger stuff was also very good, not a brewery I'd encountered before, but some find hoppy stuff. I also found a case of Verdant, ho ho, in the porch. I am very much missing The Experiment (the taproom collab between Verdant and Pressure Drop).

I've went to the Vocation taproom in Hebden about 3 years ago, and I reckon their beers have really improved. I find the stronger 7 or 8% ones very drinkable. I think they rival Cloud water these days. Not had a beer from them I didn't like.

Got a Sour lined up next. Also caned a bitter that was fantastic.

ian

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Re: What are you drinking right now?
« Reply #2538 on: February 24, 2021, 11:08:46 am »
I remember sitting out Cascade Brewing the last time I was in Portland. So it must have been early in the evening. There's some good drinking in Portland.
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citoyen

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Re: What are you drinking right now?
« Reply #2539 on: February 27, 2021, 07:23:22 pm »
The talk of Vocation upthread persuaded me to try the 15 Mile Round Trip double IPA tonight... Most excellent!

And dangerously quaffable for an 8% beer.

Not so much hazy as opaque, with the colour and much of the flavour of mango juice - albeit a very boozy kind of mango juice.
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ian

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Re: What are you drinking right now?
« Reply #2540 on: February 27, 2021, 08:03:58 pm »
Those northern bastards are now trying to push me some barrel-aged stuff. Must. Not. Click. Buy. Too late.

Drinking a Brewdog Duopolis – an oat cream DDH IPA at a modest 4.7%. Very nice. There's a place called the Other Half Brewing in Brooklyn that I like to frequent, the do a load of oat cream IPAs, hazy beers for hazy nights, the last time I was there (remember travelling...) I don't think they had anything under 7.4%. My wife got carded on the way in which made her really happy. I'm sure we were the oldest people in the taproom. We're getting on to being a fine vintage.
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Re: What are you drinking right now?
« Reply #2541 on: February 27, 2021, 08:21:41 pm »
I like the Duopolis :P
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ian

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Re: What are you drinking right now?
« Reply #2542 on: February 27, 2021, 08:34:01 pm »
It was very nice. I don't actually know what oat cream is, other than they were mad on it the last time I went to the Other Half (google tells me they've spread, two places in Brooklyn, one in the Finger Lakes, and one in DC – never seen their beer over here).

Have a Rustling Substance from Verdant now. Also very good.
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Re: What are you drinking right now?
« Reply #2543 on: Yesterday at 08:49:24 pm »
Those northern bastards are now trying to push me some barrel-aged stuff. Must. Not. Click. Buy. Too late.

Drinking a Brewdog Duopolis – an oat cream DDH IPA at a modest 4.7%. Very nice. There's a place called the Other Half Brewing in Brooklyn that I like to frequent, the do a load of oat cream IPAs, hazy beers for hazy nights, the last time I was there (remember travelling...) I don't think they had anything under 7.4%. My wife got carded on the way in which made her really happy. I'm sure we were the oldest people in the taproom. We're getting on to being a fine vintage.

I've put another Vocation order in.

I just can't get past it. It's so good. In particular the large cans of overstretch. Flawless.   Lots of people are doing the 5-6% West Coast IPA stuff really well now, so the fun is the more oblique stuff.

Cancelled my Beer52 subscription last month. Its meh in comparison

ian

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Re: What are you drinking right now?
« Reply #2544 on: Yesterday at 08:57:24 pm »
Get yourself some Verdant, Pressure Drop or Deya.
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