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Old 12-01-2015, 09:21 PM   #1
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The Less Obscure Beer Thread

Had Heady Last week - it was pretty good, not Sip Of Sunshine good, but pretty good.

Easier to finds I have had lately:

Finch's Chimera - was unimpressed the first time but both subsequent times were very worthy

Drinking a Founders Centennial IPA right now. It's OK.

Long Trail's Limbo IPA I found was very, very good and easy to get everywhere I went.

Captain's Daughter is good

Really like Two Roads Lil' Heaven.

If Anyone Comes Across Sip Of Sunshine - PM me where please and I will quit my job for the day and get some.

Mass Rising was OK

Lagunitas Lil Sumptin is pretty good.

So what are you finding??

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Old 12-02-2015, 08:35 AM   #2
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Pretty Things is stopping production, so I am re-enjoying all their beers and ales I can find for a while now. Starting with Jack D'Or and Baby Tree. Need to find some Fuzzy White Rabbit and Lovely St. Winifred somewhere around. They are all very good.
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Yeah I was sad to see that pretty things is no more. They were the first or at least one of the first Brewers to do small really good batches. You can blame Buzzards Bay brewing Co's recent resurgence in popularity with Pretty Thing's demise, as they were making their beer at that brewery. They never owned their own equipment.
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Old 12-02-2015, 08:59 AM   #4
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My fall back easy to find IPAs the past few years have been Lagunitas Sucks and Lil Sumpin, Long Trail Limbo, and recently Pour Judgement by Grey Sail. If Sip of Sunshine were readily available I probably wouldn't purchase anything else.

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smuttynose finest kind and shoals pale ale
ballast point grunion
jacks abbey hoponius union and kiwi rising
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I picked up some sip of sunshine last night. It just shipped to a bunch of stores in CT but it never lasts long. I also really like captains daughter when I can find it.

Palate Mallet is also good beer but not as citrusy as SOS or Captains.
Had some Pour Judgment recently and thought that was good as well.

I found some Baxter's Bootleg recently which I would definitely buy again and also found a 4 pack of Against The Grain's Rico Suavin which I though was great but I think it's going to be hard to find.

My fall backs are usually Sea Hag or something from Lagunitas or Ballast Point.
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Stone IPA and Ruination IPA
Racer 5
Anything Ballast Point
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Old 12-02-2015, 01:23 PM   #8
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Totally agree for easy to find: Stone, Ballast point, racer 5. I also really like unita and baxter IPAs.
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Great divide Hercules IPA and Yeti Stout (and all its derivations) are very good also.

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Had some Baxter's last night - good.

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Had some Baxter's last night - good.
Which one? The only Baxters I've tried is the Summer Swelter and it turned me off from trying any of their other beers.
Lately I've been enjoying the J.A. Kiwi Rising, Maine Beer Co. Zoe and Garrison City Citra.
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Had the Stone Enjoy By last night which was good. Not sure how long it's been out that was the first time I had seen it. My wife actually came home with it along with some SOS, Palate Mallet and another beer from Stone called Sorry not Sorry that I haven't tried yet.

I have to try the Kiwi Rising seems to be a favorite of a lot of guys.
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Which one? The only Baxters I've tried is the Summer Swelter and it turned me off from trying any of their other beers.
Lately I've been enjoying the J.A. Kiwi Rising, Maine Beer Co. Zoe and Garrison City Citra.
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Garrison City is about 20 minutes from work...they have some excellent beers. The Citra is excellent and I love their Mosaic. Picked up Mosaic and Khaos for Thanksgiving....

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Which one? The only Baxters I've tried is the Summer Swelter and it turned me off from trying any of their other beers.
Lately I've been enjoying the J.A. Kiwi Rising, Maine Beer Co. Zoe and Garrison City Citra.
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While I wouldn't consider it "less obscure" as it can be very hard to get the Baxter Bootleg Fireworks is pretty damn good...
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Had Heady Last week - it was pretty good, not Sip Of Sunshine good, but pretty good.


If Anyone Comes Across Sip Of Sunshine - PM me where please and I will quit my job for the day and get some.


So what are you finding??
Should be some this week or next. I will see if I can hook you up.

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Had the Baxter IPA, Two Roads Road to Ruin and Allagash White tonight at a holiday party. The Baxter IPA and Two Roads double were both really good. The Allagash was better than expected.
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While I wouldn't consider it "less obscure" as it can be very hard to get the Baxter Bootleg Fireworks is pretty damn good...
Yes - pretty good. Picked some up at Kingstown Liquor Mart

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baxter stowaway is good and easy to get, at least around here.

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yeah I was referring to stowaway - good stuff.

is Garrison city easy to get? never seen it anywhere..
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I can't seem to find any Grey Sails Captain's Daughter in the stores. Maybe a ride to Westerly with a growler is in order. I tried their GreatKetch, which is pretty good.
Whaler's, another local brewery in Peacedale, released a Hazelnut Stout, available in some SoCo package stores, just in time for the holidays. While not something all beer drinkers want, it will appeal to many as it's tasty and smooth and full of flavor.
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is Garrison city easy to get? never seen it anywhere..
Can only get it in NH. They get it sporadically at the Craft Beer Cellar in Portsmouth. I just go to Dover and grab it at the brewery.

Love there Mosaic.....and @ $9 for a 32oz. Crowler, It's not going to break the bank
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I can't seem to find any Grey Sails Captain's Daughter in the stores. Maybe a ride to Westerly with a growler is in order. I tried their GreatKetch, which is pretty good.
Whaler's, another local brewery in Peacedale, released a Hazelnut Stout, available in some SoCo package stores, just in time for the holidays. While not something all beer drinkers want, it will appeal to many as it's tasty and smooth and full of flavor.
Dick - in case you haven't visited yet... closer to you in Kingston is Proclimation Brewery (right across the tracks from the Kingston Amtrak station) - try the Tendril and Derivative. Eben approved!!
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Dick - in case you haven't visited yet... closer to you in Kingston is Proclimation Brewery (right across the tracks from the Kingston Amtrak station) - try the Tendril and Derivative. Eben approved!!
http://www.proclamationaleco.com/
you can also look for it on tap at the Mews. $3.00 pints between 4 and 6
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this thread has been derailed into " the more obscure beers thread"
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I apologize for listing the Garrison City. I walked into a store in Portsmouth when I was up there with the family and saw a growler of the Citra and picked it up. Then I grabbed a couple more on the way back home. I didn't realize it was that hard to find.
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sorry, my post was more of a joke! No apologies needed! sounds like I gotta try this stuff...
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Dick - in case you haven't visited yet... closer to you in Kingston is Proclimation Brewery (right across the tracks from the Kingston Amtrak station) - try the Tendril and Derivative. Eben approved!!
http://www.proclamationaleco.com/
Thanks, Dennis. My son and I were there not too long ago and enjoyed their brews. He's the connoisseur, but I always appreciate sampling his stash.
And Eben, I have had the Proclamation Ale at the Mews as well . . . just got whacked $6 or was it $7 for a Whaler's IPA the other night there. Obviously, the time to imbibe at the Mews is late afternoon when all but the rare beers costs $3.
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I had a can of the Wachusset Pils the other day and it actually wasn't bad. Tasted like a better version of Coors...but I like Coors.
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Nothing wrong with cold gansett lager IMO.
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I can also enjoy a Cold PBR once in awhile....never forget your roots

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