Friday, September 12, 2008

Following up on the Ultimate Beer Run

In the last few weeks my brother and I have managed to do some serious damage to the "end of the world" stockpile of beer I purchased during our Ultimate Beer Run to Daveco Liquors.

Here's the original list:Here's what I've consumed from that list:

Now for a a brief rundown of each one...

Achel Blond 5 is achely heavenly! There isn't a Trappist beer I haven't liked.

St. Bernardus Wit is perhaps my new favorite wit beer. This is the first time I've had a St. Bernardus. I've heard about it for years but had no idea it was this damn good! I will most certainly be buying more of this.

Delirium Tremens is as usual... amazing. Trinity Brewing Company now serves this ON TAP and it's even better!

Pyramid Imperial Hefe and Crystal Wheat. Pyramid is one of my "go to" breweries. I love almost everything they brew. The Imperial Hefeweizen is no exception. I've got to get more of this before it vanishes! The Crystal Wheat on the other hand... not so much. It's harsh, and doesn't appeal to my buds in the slightest. I won't buy it again.

Widmer is my Numero Uno "go to" brewery. Their hefe is the bomb during the summer and the Snowplow is the bomb in the winter. Their W'08 Crimson Wheat is majesty in a bottle... and I want more! Rob and Kurt... send me your beer! Ya, I'm pimping again. Sue me.

Kapuziner Hefe is without qeustion the smoothest hefe either of us have ever tasted. Ever. This is so sessionable one could quite frankly live on this suckulent wheat beer. You can bet I'll be buying a lot more of this! I want to try their whole line of Hefes, so if a Kapuziner rep is reading this... SEND ME ALL OF THEM! ;)

Twisted Pine Brewing craft pack (2 bottles of 6 of their Twisted Pine series brews). IN this particular pack was a Raspberry Wheat, Hoppy Boy, Honey Brown, American Amber, Blonde, and Creamy Stout. Really enjoyed the Wheat and Honey Brown, but was left wanting more from the rest.

Abita Turbodog is down in Louissiana, and they can brew some beer. I'd drink this one again... and again... and again.

Rogue Dead Guy. If you've had it, you'll love it. I've had it... and I love it.

Unibrou Don de Dieu. A triple Wheat Ale that's been refermented in the bottle with an ABV of 9 %?! What's not to love!? This is yum in a bottle, baby!


Dave said...

Sounds like you're making a lot of progress on your beer run. I've started digging deep into mine but confess that I've also picked up even more brew last week to add to it! So far I've tried:

Chimay Blue
Pliny the Elder
Twisted Pine Amber
Lakefront Brewing's Pumpkin Lager
Avery's The Kaiser Imperial Oktoberfest
Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout
Left Hand Oktoberfest
Stone Oaked Arrogant Bastard
Westmalle Dubbel

I'm saving some of the better stuff for a little bit longer. It's so fun having so much to choose from all at my fingertips.

Just picked up some Victory Storm King Imperial Stout. Rated 100 by Ratebeer. Should be goot!

Let's talk GABF plans soon. I want to get to Flying Dog's FBAG party on Fri. Oct 10th. Gonna make it a long weekend for the GABF!

Dave said...

Oops. I've forgotten that I sampled the Sea Dog Raspberry Wheat and the Rogue Dead Guy ale as well from the beer run. Thumbs up on the Dead Guy as always but so so on the Sea Dog. Guess I'm not a big fruity wheat fan yet.

Dr Beer Love said...

That Don de Dieu is a treat. Not like I've ever had a bad Unibroue, but that one was pretty special.

And having spent my first 25 years in Louisiana, the Abita Turbodog is an all-time favorite. Grabbing a 6 pack of that takes me home. My wife and I are going down to New Orleans in about a week and a half for a little vacation and you know I'll be having some of that on draft with my red beans and rice, crawfish etouffee, jambalaya and all the other good food I'm going to gorge myself on.