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    Mtbr Beer Guide published

    The Mtbr Best Beer Guide | Mountain Bike Review

    What do you think???

    Post comments there too in the article about your Top 5 lists.

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    "Beer is cheap" .... uh oh, anyone have Betty Ford's number?

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    Good stuff. Lots of great beer choices in the US these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bob-o View Post
    "Beer is cheap" .... uh oh, anyone have Betty Ford's number?

    Beer is cheap... until you get in to it.

    I tell you, some of these brewers are raking in the dough.

    We should attach some our beer receipts. I once got rung up with a $500 bill. Hey, it was 20% off!

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    No kidding, a 4pk of Oskar Blues Ten Fiddy is $15.

    Most good beer is $10 per 6 pk these days - that adds up fast!
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    Welcome to the beer forum Francois, is this your first time posting in here, because that is one heck of a first time post......
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    Quote Originally Posted by francois View Post
    Beer is cheap... until you get in to it.

    I tell you, some of these brewers are raking in the dough.

    We should attach some our beer receipts. I once got rung up with a $500 bill. Hey, it was 20% off!

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    I agree... I used to buy a 12 pack for $12, now It's a 6 pack and sometimes a 4 pack for $12.

    I haven't dropped 5 bills on brew though.. looks like you put a nice dent in a Whole Pay Check's stock with that one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klurejr View Post
    Welcome to the beer forum Francois, is this your first time posting in here, because that is one heck of a first time post......
    Right on man. I think this is my second time posting here. I hang out with jtmartino though.

    I travel a lot and I've figured out a way to carry 8 Plinys everywhere I go so I can give them away. Let's just say I've gained a lot of friends. One guy was so happy he mailed me 6 rare beers and a Westy.

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    Awesome! Yeah I have done some trading with people and I love giving away the home brew that I make, or introducing people who claim to not like beer to a style that they might like.
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    Good stuff - though I think jmartino's inclusion of MOAS on
    "Josh Martino’s Top 5 Beers for the Hardcore Enthusiast Fan (Seasonal Beers, No One-Offs)" is a bad choice. MOAS is the 2nd best Pelican offering - Stormwatcher is much better IMHO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by debaucherous View Post
    Good stuff - though I think jmartino's inclusion of MOAS on
    "Josh Martino’s Top 5 Beers for the Hardcore Enthusiast Fan (Seasonal Beers, No One-Offs)" is a bad choice. MOAS is the 2nd best Pelican offering - Stormwatcher is much better IMHO.
    Ha! Good choice - Stormwatcher's is fantastic, and it's a great base beer for MoAS, but I think the barrel-aging really helps meld the beer. We had both side-by-side last year and just about everyone at the tasting preferred the MoAS - it has a richer, smoother flavor (although Stormwatcher's had a brighter profile that some people may enjoy.) Some people claim that Stormwatcher's has more complexity, but I think it's just an imbalance in the beer that is rectified by a few months in bourbon barrels.

    I recently had MoAS from 2010 and can say it's absolutely fantastic with a few years on it. 2-3 is optimal for that beer. MoAS is second in my book only to King Henry, which is no longer available. I have not yet tried Wooden Hell from Flossmoor (particularly because it has a ton of trade value) and I haven't done a side-by-side between MoAS and Kuhnhenn BBBW, but that's on the docket for 2014 .

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    I've done both verticals and side by sides with Stormwather and MOAS. Wife and I been vacationing in Pacific City for years around T-giving for years now. I've got several years of both waiting for the right occasion to do a massive and epic vertical party. I'm just not a huge fan of barrel aging. I'll never agree that MOAS is smoother than Stormwatcher. But, that's why Pelican makes more than one flavor.

    Quote Originally Posted by jtmartino View Post
    Ha! Good choice - Stormwatcher's is fantastic, and it's a great base beer for MoAS, but I think the barrel-aging really helps meld the beer. We had both side-by-side last year and just about everyone at the tasting preferred the MoAS - it has a richer, smoother flavor (although Stormwatcher's had a brighter profile that some people may enjoy.) Some people claim that Stormwatcher's has more complexity, but I think it's just an imbalance in the beer that is rectified by a few months in bourbon barrels.

    I recently had MoAS from 2010 and can say it's absolutely fantastic with a few years on it. 2-3 is optimal for that beer. MoAS is second in my book only to King Henry, which is no longer available. I have not yet tried Wooden Hell from Flossmoor (particularly because it has a ton of trade value) and I haven't done a side-by-side between MoAS and Kuhnhenn BBBW, but that's on the docket for 2014 .

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    Quote Originally Posted by debaucherous View Post
    I'm just not a huge fan of barrel aging.
    Well that's your problem right there!

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    I want to update this story. Any additions or suggestions?
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    I'd say that the "Pliny Killer IPA Beer Guide" isn't relevant anymore as there are a lot of IPA's that rank above it now days.
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    Needs more wheat beers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTBNate View Post
    I'd say that the "Pliny Killer IPA Beer Guide" isn't relevant anymore as there are a lot of IPA's that rank above it now days.
    I agree. That's just our Norcal jab (inside joke) around here. That could use some editing.

    What do you think are the some of the ones that are better?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fragmag View Post
    Needs more wheat beers!
    Suggestions? Are there any that rise above the crop
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    Pliny KIllers (or just really good IPAs)

    Knee Deep Simtra is pretty awesome. It's cool to go to a brewery where the board starts with a quad IPA and and two triple IPAs. Alpine Nelson is up there with Pliny. Breakside IPA from Portland is great too.

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    Well I just dropped $120 on a 5 gal keg of Stone IPA and a 12er of SN Hop Hunter IPA. Gotta love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skeptikl-jc View Post
    Pliny KIllers (or just really good IPAs)

    Knee Deep Simtra is pretty awesome. It's cool to go to a brewery where the board starts with a quad IPA and and two triple IPAs. Alpine Nelson is up there with Pliny. Breakside IPA from Portland is great too.
    Add ABQ's La Cumbre Elevated IPA and their Project Dank to that list for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fc View Post
    Suggestions? Are there any that rise above the crop
    I have several suggestions but they are all German biers - I am especially fond of kristal weizen lately (it's a filtered wheat beer)
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    Quote Originally Posted by fc View Post
    Suggestions? Are there any that rise above the crop
    These are the three I like the best. Posted this in the other thread. Franziskaner Weissbier is my absolute favorite. Other than that pretty much any hefeweizen will do. I like Troegs Dreamweaver and Fatheads Google Fogger a lot as well. I will readily admit that I am not a beer connoisseur but this is what I like.

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    Those are new to me. ABQ is Albuquerque? beer advocate gives Elevated a 97 and calls it "world class". My interest is piqued!

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    Quote Originally Posted by skeptikl-jc View Post
    Those are new to me. ABQ is Albuquerque? beer advocate gives Elevated a 97 and calls it "world class". My interest is piqued!
    ja, ABQ is Albuquerque, NM.

    And... Elevated, and Project Dank are definitely world class...

    Check out this older thread about ABQ bike & beer - since I posted it a half dozen new excellent breweries have popped up and Marble Brewing Co won the Best Small Brewery of 2014 at GABF.

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