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  1. my son’s first word was barbera.
  2. humble sea brewing co mind over mussels ddh west coast ipa west coast india pale ale double dry hopped with strata, mosaic, and nectaron - 6.8% abv. humble sea is a santa cruz brewery that doesn’t normally send beer to new york, but other half had their ipa festival last weekend and there’s all kinds of out of market stuff at my local beer shop. I don’t really know anything about humble sea and their instagram doesn’t tell me how old this or if it’s a regular release, but I liked what I had at on tap at evil twin recently and an actual west coast ipa is hard to pass up. this is a pretty modern
  3. I think you’d love the icehouse wilf.
  4. they had a good burger pre-pandemic.
  5. extraomnes tripel - 8.6% abv. extraonmnes is a brewery outside milan that's been around since 2010, I don't remember when b-united picked them up but the particular beer I'm drinking, which is a few months from it's best by date, seems pretty old. there's a nice version of a lot of the usual flavors - pear, orange marmalade, noble hop spice, clove, sweet malt, which end in a pretty dry finish that has more of the pear/clove thing than usual along with a little vanilla. there's no apparent alcohol, everything works well together, and this has the smooth but a little bit muted character that a g
  6. three floyd’s pillar of beasts barleywine-style ale brewed with salted caramel aged in oak barrels salted caramel barleywine aged twelve months in bourbon barrels with vanilla beans and cocoa nibs - 13.7% abv. the majority of the barrel aged beer from three floyd’s are among the few beers with national distribution that rival the local breweries at what they do well, although that’s not true of this or the wild ale I had recently. this looks an smells like a barley wine, with boozy malt being the first thing you smell or taste. it’s followed by some bourbon and a lot of sweetness. this amount
  7. I would think his style of cooking would mean almost everything would be cooked ahead of time wherever it’s served.
  8. perennial artisan ales abraxis 2021 ale brewed with ancho chili peppers, cacao nibs, cinnamon and vanilla - 11.5% abv. I wouldn't have thought to age this kind of beer, but I've had a few vintages of this and similar beers at tørst over the last few months and I was interested to see how this would be, although to be honest I thought this came out in the spring and was more than 7 months old. to this is hasn't really changed that much, there's a pretty mellow version of all the adjuncts, the chilies are slightly sweet and work with the rest of the adjuncts to create a nice mexican chocolate pr
  9. I don’t know why they use the words butter and cream but the bottom of the gauthier soho menus state that they’re vegan.
  10. where did you buy that cider?
  11. I think the squab has been on the a la carte menu at that price since they opened.
  12. three floyd’s brewing battle priest wylde ale liberally hopped and fermented with brettanomyces - bottled in 2022, 7.5% abv. their instagram says that this was bottled in early march. this pours a shade of amber that’s a little bit lighter than a traditional ipa and smells strongly of whatever kind of brett used in orval. this is just as hoppy as orval that’s roughly this old is, only this has some mild citrus and resin which makes it taste like c hops, and it has the kind of malt presence you get in their alpha king. this doesn’t have the kind of detail that the best brett beers do, but it’s
  13. AaronS

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    I made my kids "miso" cacio e pepe using his instant noodles. it tasted a lot like the food he was serving at nishi. shit is disgusting.
  14. finback ultimate beats double india pale ale dipa with coconut and dry hopped with mosaic. brewed in collaboration with j. wakefield - 9.1% abv. I’m not really sure why I’ve posted about the various versions of this beer quite a few times, it’s definitely not the best dipa I’ve had recently, but there’s something about the really simple combination of coconut and newish hops (imagine if they could churn out a version of this with sabro!) that’s endlessly appealing and so on and also on and on.
  15. not taking a position on 538 but the nba is the most data rich sport imaginable.
  16. admin post: the guidelines forbid mention of politics.
  17. jolly pumpkin artisan ales oro wild artisan golden ale spicy & peppery with a gentle hop bouquet & the beguiling influence of wild yeast oak aged can conditioned - canned 1/27/2022, 8% abv. frequent readers of this shit will know that jolly pumpkin has long been one of my favorite makers of bretty beer (and were definitely the first beers of their kind that I had) and I never see their beer without at least two years in the bottle. these cans are a lot fresher, possibly because their distributor went bankrupt and anyone else could do a better job or whatever... the older examples of th
  18. wheatland spring farm + brewery eyeglass bière de garde - bottled september 2021. 5.9% abv. wheatland spring is a "farm brewery" outside leesburg, virginia that has 30 acres that are mostly used to grow grain for beer. they've been around for a few years but I first came across their beer when they were one of the nine breweries tørst featured on their 9th anniversary. only 25% of the grain used in this was grown on the estate. another 41% was grown elsewhere in virginia, with the balance comes from a single place in bavaria. bière de garde is a traditional style of french farmhouse ales that
  19. my meal at the crown heights izzy's (march?) was terrible.
  20. I've been to hometown somewhere between twenty and thirty times. the pre-pandemic meals were always good, but I've only been twice since and it was pretty poor both times. the sides remain the same the but brisket is a shadow of what it once was and it's no longer remotely worth the money or any kind of trip. I was in the neighborhood to see the genesis p-orridge show at pioneer works, which needs better curatorial material but has a few pieces that will be interesting to people who already know about their work.
  21. oxbow brewing co. zeit pils lager zeit pils is a german-style pilsner brewed with european malts and noble hops - 5% abv. this is a really nice example of the basic pilsner flavors. there’s exemplary versions of the slightly sweet grainy malt nites, grassy hops, a tiny bit of orange and melon in the finish, and nothing else. this is a lot like a smaller version of their excellent luppolo italian style pilsner, but the malt seems a little better done here and I think this is actually a better beer. this is less assertive than the suarez lagers but equally well made, which isn’t true of most of
  22. is shit shō the appropriate title?
  23. I think they make the beer there too. they were under the pulaski bridge at one point.
  24. grimm hefeweissbier double deocoction mashed can conditioned ale - 5.5% abv. I had a bunch of this batch on tap when it was a lot fresher and loved it, these cans are still enjoyable but the sweetness that's the only real problem with the way I remember the draft version is more pronounced. this is mostly a bright and pretty bitter version of the estery clove and banana yeast flavors you expect in this kind of beer, and like a lot of their beer it's a little bit too sweet. apparently the draft version is less carbonated than the cans are, which may be a factor here, but the draft version was l
  25. finback double ba grazing on the ordinary double barrel aged imperial stout with coconut and hazelnut - 16.5% abv. the rest of the label says that this snacky stout was made with milk sugar but doesn’t say what kind of bourbon barrels this spent two years in. this is pretty much exactly as described, there’s a huge set of adjunct flavors that are big enough to compete with the bourbon, and while there’s a lot of detail here (marzipan, tobacco, a little bit of fudge, good bourbon, apparent alcohol) there’s not that much beer here. the basic combination of hazelnut, coconut, and bourbon works ab
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