Wine and Beer Enthusiasts

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  1. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    Sounds fabulous! I’ll be in Michigan later this year, I’ll have to keep an eye out.
     
  2. rhett7660 macrumors G5

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    I have a feeling you will be able to find a whole lot more out there and probably on tap too boot! There are several beers from Michigan area I want to try, one being KBS or CBS on tap! Another is Dragons Milk Chocolate Coffee on tap, and last but not least is, while it down south of Michigan in Indiana, I so want to try the Legendary Dark Lord Stout by 3 Floyds Brewing. Just once, that is all I want LOL.
     
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    I’ve had Dragons milk on tap in MI for sure, delicious! I’ve found KBS on tap a few places in MI, but also in MN and strangely enough once in AL. I still haven’t had the chance to taste the Dark Lord Stout. One can hope anyway ...
     
  4. Scepticalscribe macrumors Westmere

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    I love the KBS - it is a classic - but the CBS is simply superlative.

    Mind you, to have them on tap must be wonderful.
     
  5. Scepticalscribe macrumors Westmere

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    Was finally able to track down a can of the Arrogant Bastards Metallica Stout. While it says it is stout, there was a little more hop to it than your typical stout. But boy was it good. Poured a deep black with a tan almost khaki like head on it. This was not a bad beer at all. Sadly, from the sound of it, it is a limited release, but there are still cans out there. I really liked it. If you are a fan of the Arrogant Bastard line of beer from Stone, this one will not disappoint!

    Also on a side note, if you are Star Wars fan and you are in the area of Hollywood, I highly recommend you go to Scum & Villainy Cantina on Hollywood Blvd. Place is pretty darn cool and their mixed drinks all have pretty cool names, not to mention they have a nice little beer selection.

    Also, right down the street, is Blue Palms Craft Beer house. They have an outstanding selection of beer on tap and in the bottle or can.
     
  8. Scepticalscribe macrumors Westmere

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    Odell Brewing Co: Lugene - Chocolate Milk Stout.
     
  9. rhett7660 macrumors G5

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    Oh man!! Jealous of being able to find KBS on tap! The only stout from Founders I have been able to find on tap was their Breakfast Stout, and it was delicious.

    Alabama!!?!?!?!! :eek::eek:
     
  10. Scepticalscribe macrumors Westmere

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    Any of the beer I have had from Founder's has come in a bottle; but - as someone who consumes their products with greedy, uninhibited, delight - is all the more delicious for that.
     
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    Had a Goose Island Bourbon Barrel Stout - Orange last night (2018). Wow! Packs a nice little punch since it comes in at 15% abv. The flavor on this one is pretty intense and only gets more intense as you let it sit and breath for a little bit. The smell is absolutely heaven, deep chocolate and orange flavors as well as bourbon. Highly recommended and I was glad I could finally get my hands on this flavor! I have several flavors left, but I still haven't been able to track down the red label which is coffee!
     
  13. Zenithal macrumors 604

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    Nice stout weather, isn't it? Blazing warm last weekend and chilly humid this and next week. So sick and tired of this yoyo weather.
     
  14. Scepticalscribe macrumors Westmere

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    Bloody cold here, although the sun is threatening to break through the clouds.

    Last week-end, in Ukraine, spring had finally arrived and it was lovely.

    However, I think it still stout weather. At least, for now.
     
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    St Bernardus Prior 8; a classic Belgian dark ale.
     
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    Sipping a Spanish reserve - a rather elegant red wine.
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    Actually, to be more precise, (now that I have the bottle beside me), I am at present, sipping a glass (or three) of Arroyo Reserva 2012 Ribera del Duero, a luscious and elegant Spanish red wine.
     
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    Have just opened a bottle of KBS from Founders.
     
  18. Zenithal macrumors 604

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    Been raining on and off all day depending on your area. How's your side, @rhett7660?

    Currently having some Tullamore. Nothing special or flashy. It's the rum cask finished one. A little sweet on the finish. This cold snap weather demands something warming.
     
  19. rhett7660 macrumors G5

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    Yup... Raining here also. I was in South OC and it saw some pretty good showers, but here in the LBC, it has been an off and on drizzle all day.
     
  20. Zenithal macrumors 604

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    It's great isn't it? Weeks without rain. Let all that crud build up and once it rains, it all comes up. The freeway had rainbows on the ground all over as oil and dirt lifted. I saw no accidents, which is a good thing. It felt a little odd wearing a heavy wool coat this morning when it was fairly warm last week.

    I don't think any spring weather topped what we had two maybe three weeks ago with the high 80s.
     
  21. rhett7660 macrumors G5

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    I will say though, the weather has actually been spring like and not an extended summer! Yup, it is has been pretty good.

    I am waiting for the mugginess to kick in now. With the heat we have had and now the rains. Oh yeah! Not to mention the misquotes will be in heaven and biting like there is no tomorrow!
     
  22. Zenithal macrumors 604

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    You're a little lucky being closer to the coast. I'm a bit more inland so we do feel that summer heat more. That said, summers tend to extend into October.

    I'm not too concerned about mugginess. There's only been two times in the last decade where mugginess was a factor. No wind, humidity and hot sun. For mosquito I've found cutting grass to the shortest I can without damaging the root network and using human safe granules and hose sprays keep them at bay. I run some zappers too at night until just about bed time during the summer. I cover up any none fruiting bush and trees with net like material and leave them there for the entire summer.

    The granules go into the grass. They're biodegradable, earth friendly. Child friendly. Not sure about pets but I'm sure it'll be fine. Kills ants, aphids, crickets, mosquito and their eggs, house flies, etc. I usually mix it with some grass seed when I go over the area during late spring and use the little cart to spread it all over.
     
  23. rhett7660 macrumors G5

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    We are going to be getting zappers this year and running them at night also. Boy the mugginess, at times, felt a lot like the South or Florida! Ugh... That this the perfect time to break out the ice cold adult beverages! LOL.
     
  24. Zenithal macrumors 604

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    Yeah you typically want to run them from around 6 PM to midnight or whenever you usually stop opening doors to go outside. For fruit flies or house flies, you can make a CO2 trap you can hang around outside to gather them and throw them away after a week.
     
  25. rhett7660 macrumors G5

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    We did the strips outside the rear and front doors last year for the flies, since we saw a lot more last year than the previous years. Pesky little buggers.
     

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