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5 minutes ago, danasgoodstuff said:

Do you remember the ad where they went 'Rai -neer-beer' like a motorcycle going through the gears?

Nope ! 

The availability of that beer North of the border was probably limited to Alberta/BC. Never saw it out East. I remember people stocking up on it at Wal-Mart at discount when they crossed the border into Montana or Idaho, filling their trunks. Some of the local Canadian brews were better though e.g. Rickard’s Red.

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On 10/29/2020 at 1:18 AM, danasgoodstuff said:

Rainier Lager | Total Wine & More

Walt Longmire's favorite beer.

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2015 .... Chateu du Retout delivers recurringly .... a fantastic value for sure ....

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2015 Varner chardonnay (El Camino vineyard, Santa Barbara county)

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This weekend's evening bottle - 2019 Riesling vom Löss, trocken, Lorcher Kapellenberg. I'm not a Riesling fan, but this one tastes nice. A gift from a friend whom I supply with my CD doubles.

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Some very fine Bourbon tonight...to celebrate!

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I'm buying drinks for everyone. 

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Rounding up my past two holiday weeks .... :

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Vintage 2016 .... T.G.I.F ....

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I’m told it’s a one time drop, Other Half beers are available in some RI package stores (what we call a liquor store in these parts). Enjoying a Double Mosaic Daydream.

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2017 Bedrock Old Vines Zinfandel

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Just had a sip of this treasure:

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GÉRARD BERTRAND Rivesaltes Réserve 1974

Appellation Rivesaltes Contrôlée 17 % Vol

Vin Doux Naturel

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Tablas Creek 2018 En Gobelet

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To explain the significance, let me cite a review from ratebeer.com

"The trappist monks of Rochefort are not known for being very progressive or open to change - in fact, their range of just three beers, each one based on the other, is perhaps the most stable and 'fixed' of all Belgian breweries: since the introduction of the 'intermediate' Rochefort 8 in 1954, joining the already existing 6 and 10, absolutely nothing has changed. Until now: after I have been playfully pondering about the idea for years, the monks suddenly decided to create a tripel, their first new beer in 66 years (though it seems to be inspired by a brew they made somewhere in the 1920s). I could hardly believe it when I first read about it - I thought it was some or other practical joke among beer geeks on social media, of the kind you see popping up each year on April Fool's Day - but I have it right in front of me now and it is indeed very real."

 

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I've recently been drinking the only Trappist ale brewed in the UK, Tynt Meadow.

Brewed at the monastery where my uncle spent his life as a monk.

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Never had that one! Happy to now live in a place where seven of the twelve existing trappist beers can regularly be found in supermarkets... but have to look into the gaps at some point ;)

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Last night I had Pliny The Elder Beer made by the Russian River Brewing Company. It was a great beer, highly recommended if you like IPA's

Reviewed: Russian River Pliny the Elder • thefullpint.com

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20 hours ago, Niko said:

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To explain the significance, let me cite a review from ratebeer.com

"The trappist monks of Rochefort are not known for being very progressive or open to change - in fact, their range of just three beers, each one based on the other, is perhaps the most stable and 'fixed' of all Belgian breweries: since the introduction of the 'intermediate' Rochefort 8 in 1954, joining the already existing 6 and 10, absolutely nothing has changed. Until now: after I have been playfully pondering about the idea for years, the monks suddenly decided to create a tripel, their first new beer in 66 years (though it seems to be inspired by a brew they made somewhere in the 1920s). I could hardly believe it when I first read about it - I thought it was some or other practical joke among beer geeks on social media, of the kind you see popping up each year on April Fool's Day - but I have it right in front of me now and it is indeed very real."

 

I wonder why they didn't call it 12 or 13 instead of Triple? Maybe they didn't want to scare people away by pointing out the ABV?

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2016 The Crooked Arm Sleight Of Hand 100% cabernet franc, 1 barrel, 200 magnums only

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15 hours ago, bresna said:

I wonder why they didn't call it 12 or 13 instead of Triple? Maybe they didn't want to scare people away by pointing out the ABV?

these numbers are loosely tight to ABV, so the 6, 8 and 10 have resepctive about 7.5, 9.2 and 11.2 ABV... heavy beers but excellent - which means they hide the ABV reasonably well...  in that logic the new one would be the 7... the major innovation is that the 6, 8 and 10 are all dark beers while this one here is a blonde one... in the logic of these trappist beers, a Dubbel is a somewhat heavy, sweet dark beer with about 7%, a Quadrupel is a decidedly heavy, sweet dark beer with about 10% while a triple is a somewhat fruity/spicy blonde beer with about 8.5%... so the Triple makes perfect sense here because it signals the lighter color and somewhat different taste...

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