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Re: The Only Other "Real" Hobby

Postby GDL17921 » Tue Nov 19, 2013 3:29 pm

AO wrote:What places in Des Moines have TG on tap?


other than El Bait shop, I'm not sure. But I'm not really a bar guy anymore.
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Re: The Only Other "Real" Hobby

Postby Single L » Tue Nov 19, 2013 3:33 pm

AO wrote:What places in Des Moines have TG on tap?

I know, and have had, TG at both Zombie Burger and El Bait Shop. I'm 99% positive both the Library and the Keg Stand also have some on tap, but have no consumable proof. I too am not much of a bar goer anymore.
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Re: The Only Other "Real" Hobby

Postby iowapat » Tue Nov 19, 2013 4:28 pm

Single L wrote:
AO wrote:What places in Des Moines have TG on tap?

I know, and have had, TG at both Zombie Burger and El Bait Shop. I'm 99% positive both the Library and the Keg Stand also have some on tap, but have no consumable proof. I too am not much of a bar goer anymore.


You are correct, sir...both have TG brews on tap
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Re: The Only Other "Real" Hobby

Postby iowapat » Tue Nov 19, 2013 4:30 pm

AO wrote:If anyone is interested..I may be going to decorah this weekend...


Lemme know if you do end up going...

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Re: The Only Other "Real" Hobby

Postby MDR_3000 » Wed Nov 20, 2013 9:18 pm

there you go chicken fvckers.
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Re: The Only Other "Real" Hobby

Postby 10up » Wed Nov 20, 2013 10:39 pm

uhhh this is a Des Moines thread

I started it back on the Des Moines Forums in like... 2005. the ones that looked exactly like these forums do now. In 2013.
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Re: The Only Other "Real" Hobby

Postby grodney » Thu Nov 21, 2013 9:29 am

p.s. This is so confusing having this thread here.

Me and the wife and daughters went on a little brewery crawl on Sunday. Having a 7yo and 10yo in tow, we like to hit the breweries when they open so the Cool Crowd doesn't have to be too annoyed.

Started at OMB at Noon with their Bauren Bock (a doppelbock). It was delicious, and I didn't think nearly as sweet as many commercial doppels I've had. Also had a bigass pretzel and a bratwurst.

Next up was NoDa at 1pm. I had the Drop Dead Gordgeous, an imperial version of their Gordgeous pumpkin ale. It was fantastic for a pumpkin ale, if you're into such things.

Finally hit Birdsong at 2pm. I got the Mexicali Stout -- a stout with peppers. Another great beer.

Got a growler of NoDa's Cold Crash winter ale for MNF drinking.

We had a running game of UNO across all 3 breweries. I think Gracie won.

A good time was had by all.

In other news, Triple C is releasing their Bourbon Barrel Aged "Up All Night" Breakfast Porter this weekend. The original Up All Night was a pretty huge hit last winter, coming in at 10% ABV but really smooth without much burn. They saved some back and it's been in the bourbon barrels since then. I'm pretty excited about it, and hope I can get some.

Bauren Bock: http://www.oldemeckbrew.com/Beer/beer.p ... ern-Bock-4
Gordgeous and Cold Crash: http://www.nodabrewing.com/the-beer
Mexicali: http://www.birdsongbrewing.com/ourbeers.html#mcs
Up All Night: http://www.charlottebeer.com/2013/11/15 ... st-porter/

Won't someone come to Charlotte and help me drink all this delicious local beer?
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Re: The Only Other "Real" Hobby

Postby AO » Thu Nov 21, 2013 2:12 pm

Brew pubs are popping up all over the place.

Big Grove in Solon is up and running.

Lion Bridge in the Czech Village(Cedar Rapids) is on it's way and should open within the year.

White Elephant Brew pub in New Bohemia District(Cedar Rapids) is being built as well. So cool to have these options and see Cedar Rapids evolve. I'm going to say the flood of 2008 was great for this city. Brought in federal money, cleared out the garbage and provided new businesses and more product for the customer. Downtown has exploded and there is so many more things to do.
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Re: The Only Other "Real" Hobby

Postby The Donator » Mon Nov 25, 2013 12:31 pm

They have Confluence at the Hy-Vee on Grand, not sure about the others
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Re: The Only Other "Real" Hobby

Postby MDR_3000 » Mon Nov 25, 2013 2:05 pm

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Re: The Only Other "Real" Hobby

Postby 10up » Mon Nov 25, 2013 2:26 pm

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Re: The Only Other "Real" Hobby

Postby Single L » Mon Nov 25, 2013 4:23 pm

The Donator wrote:They have Confluence at the Hy-Vee on Grand, not sure about the others


Technically Confluence is available at numerous Hy-Vees, in half-growlers. While its great they're getting their product out there, I'm not a fan of growlers not directly from the brewery because of the short shelf life. I'll be a little more excited once I see their product in cans sometime in future.
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Re: The Only Other "Real" Hobby

Postby 10up » Mon Nov 25, 2013 5:15 pm

is it pretty easy to get cans in Iowa?

I live by what is literally the Biggest Liquor Store in America. DaveCo. I always have a hard time finding something that isn't swill in a can (unless it's Oskar Blues at $9.99 a sixer).

Recently I've been buying Warsteiner cans because I like the german purity laws and non GMO ingredients.. Discontinued... WTF! I refuse to drink beer out of shitty brown bottles that;

my dog knocks over,
skunk the flavor,
disallow me from taking to the river or hiking,
Turn minor "dropping" incidents into complete disasters
Cost more

the list goes on...


I'm just wondering if this is one of those f­ucking weird Colorado things... Seriously a Chucking wal-mart sized liquor store with nothing but bottled beer EVERYWHERE. I hate it.
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Re: The Only Other "Real" Hobby

Postby irban » Mon Nov 25, 2013 5:25 pm

Sort of fits here. You just can't get the good stuff anymore, (thanks Obama.)...

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Re: The Only Other "Real" Hobby

Postby The Donator » Mon Nov 25, 2013 11:43 pm

Single L wrote:
The Donator wrote:They have Confluence at the Hy-Vee on Grand, not sure about the others


Technically Confluence is available at numerous Hy-Vees, in half-growlers. While its great they're getting their product out there, I'm not a fan of growlers not directly from the brewery because of the short shelf life. I'll be a little more excited once I see their product in cans sometime in future.

Yeah they only had half-growlers there, chose not to get any. Lady behind the counter said they hadnt sold a single one yet soley on the half-growler "idea."
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