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Postby 10up » Thu Dec 13, 2012 2:48 am

I just read that list. I don't know about the Brunehaut stuff. I've had the Greens and didn't like those if I remember.

The Estrella Daura I had as my favorite is listed as one of their worst. Funnily enough I don't necessarily disagree with their assessment. They say it tastes like Bud. I (kinda) think so too. Most gluten free beers taste like Saki and Vinegar ..so Bud is a pretty good mark.

I've had most of the New Planet stuff at festivals around here, it just tastes like rice beer to me.. The IPA is not good. It's really popular, it is Colorado though too, so.

The Bards Dragon Tale they rated high. I think it's a good one too. I'm not sure how anyone could compare it to a Newcastle though.. There isn't a single gluten free beer in existence that can get that dark. Gluten free is tough. Really f­ucks up Beer, pizza, sandwiches, and a variety of other good snacks. The breads and brews made as replacements really are lacking in comparison, but if it's all you got there are decent enough options. Good Organic English Cider Bombers were always a good way for me to go with her.
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Postby AO » Sun Dec 23, 2012 6:43 pm

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Postby Potter » Mon Dec 24, 2012 9:47 am


One of my fav's for sure. I'm hoping someday we dont have to drive to Wisconsin to buy it. Two women is my favorite
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Postby dev7557 » Mon Dec 24, 2012 10:37 pm

they just started selling my favorite beer here in iowa you all get a chance pick up a six pack or so of henry weinhards private reserve they have three different types GOOD STUFF :D
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Postby grodney » Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:01 am

Can somebody explain bomber pricing to me? Why are bombers (significantly) more expensive per ounce than 12oz bottles?

In these parts, Boulevard smokestack series are $9.99 for 4/12oz and $9.99 for a 22oz bomber. What?! You do the math.

Same is true for other brands, of course.

(Although an instance of a reversal: In one local brewery's tap room you can get a "pint" for $4 or $4.50, but they'll also sell you a 3-pack of bombers for $9.99. And when I bought one to take home, it was cold! I almost asked the waitress if I could just order 3-packs and open and drink them there.)
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Postby Single L » Thu Dec 27, 2012 9:27 am

grodney wrote:Can somebody explain bomber pricing to me? Why are bombers (significantly) more expensive per ounce than 12oz bottles?

In these parts, Boulevard smokestack series are $9.99 for 4/12oz and $9.99 for a 22oz bomber. What?! You do the math.

Same is true for other brands, of course.


From my observations, most one offs and and specialty brews only come out in "Bombers" and their price tends to be higher due to limited release or for being a specialty. A lot of the stores I frequent price "regular" releases that are also available in bombers at the same price point as the specialty ones with comparable ABV and/or style; even if the overhead is much less. They are either oblivious to what they are truly pricing or don't think the consumer will notice the hike in price because they all are priced comparably to others (even if the quality and demand is inferior).
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Postby AO » Thu Dec 27, 2012 12:42 pm

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Postby RelentlessLefty » Thu Dec 27, 2012 3:33 pm

The white elephant brewery looks cool. Sounds like I will have to play some more shaver here in the near future.

Also I went to John's Grocery today and noticed there Bigfoot Barley wine was $4.99. I bought a case and felt like I was stealing.
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Postby Grimm » Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:58 am

50 lashes for drinking the groups whiskey isn't steep.
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Postby 10up » Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:15 pm

Good article. This guy is pondering the existence of a "Hop addiction" wherein finding the hoppiest "new" ale is more important than the actual flavor of the beer.

I think I went down this road once, I can see how others may still be on it.
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Postby 10up » Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:16 pm

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Postby grodney » Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:26 am

They went the whole article without pointing out that hops are in the Family Cannabaceae??
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Postby discgolfduval » Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:55 am

Does anybody have any idea whent the Bells Hopslam is coming out in 6 packs?
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Postby The Donator » Fri Jan 18, 2013 11:10 am

discgolfduval wrote:Does anybody have any idea whent the Bells Hopslam is coming out in 6 packs?

What are you doing in here? Wait, why am I in here also?
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