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On 2017-5-28 at 2:10 AM, MacabreEternal said:

Minus ten internet points for Req!  This is a historic design, so Pauwel Kwak himself had an Inn between Gent and some other major city in Belgium in days of yore.  The coachmen who stopped off were forbidden to leave their carriages unattended so Pauwel designed the above to fit onto the carriages.

I love you Macabre, but this sounds like a cockamamie story if ever I've heard one. Why would it be easier for a coachman to drink out of that contraption than a regular pint glass or mug? Macabre, your story sounds less plausible than True Belief claiming he dated that stripper... 

By far the best part of your post was when you said "days of yore". 

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Only eight? How many Manowar albums will that last?

is mead also accepted on here?

I can't really add much to this thread. I'm not a big fan beer, and I don't really drink alcohol much at all. I'm not a big drinker overall. I've personally found the hops fad to have gone a bit over

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1 hour ago, Requiem said:

I love you Macabre, but this sounds like a cockamamie story if ever I've heard one. Why would it be easier for a coachman to drink out of that contraption than a regular pint glass or mug? Macabre, your story sounds less plausible than True Belief claiming he dated that stripper... 

By far the best part of your post was when you said "days of yore". 

Would it help if I said I dated a stripper in days of yore?

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5 hours ago, MacabreEternal said:

Just enjoying a Chimay Rouge in my Chimay glass.  Stomach has been a little off the past week so a slow job tonight savouring the ale.

It has now been a year since I quit drinking, and my Chimay glass has gone unused for all of that time. I'm sure it's lonely up there without any delicious beer to fill it...

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2 hours ago, BlutAusNerd said:

I didn't so much fall off the wagon as dive headfirst off of it into the pavement, and brought some brews back from Vegas. Ruination, 90-Minute IPA, Ivan the Terrible, Founders Porter, etc...

I'm getting dragged behind the wagon, bumping over rocks and various other obstacles while slowly being flayed. In other words, I'm at the local brewery, sampling flights of everything on tap. Believe it or not, the peach cream ale is solid. Favorite so far is one of the newer IPA recipes, which at 8% is nearly worth calling a double.

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12 minutes ago, FatherAlabaster said:

I'm getting dragged behind the wagon, bumping over rocks and various other obstacles while slowly being flayed. In other words, I'm at the local brewery, sampling flights of everything on tap. Believe it or not, the peach cream ale is solid. Favorite so far is one of the newer IPA recipes, which at 8% is nearly worth calling a double.

Nice. Epic Brewing makes a pretty weak tripel called a Brainless Belgian, but their Brainless on Peaches is fantastic. Don't underestimate fruit in beer if it's well done.

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1 minute ago, BlutAusNerd said:

Nice. Epic Brewing makes a pretty weak tripel called a Brainless Belgian, but their Brainless on Peaches is fantastic. Don't underestimate fruit in beer if it's well done.

Absolutely. I'm psyched on beer that's fermented with fruit and manages to retain its character without being sweet or artificial. This one fits the bill. You should come for a visit!

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On 11/26/2017 at 3:53 PM, BlutAusNerd said:

Sounds good. I'll put my shoes on and start walking, be ready for me around March.

Still here, waiting on your ETA. :D

Currently drinking a sour IPA from Epic, out there in Utah, and I have to say they did a great job. Very dry lactic sourness that complements the hops, very little maltiness - unique and well balanced. Maybe you should stay out there and I'll get my boots resoled and head your way, be ready for me sometime in July...

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Still here, waiting on your ETA. [emoji3]
Currently drinking a sour IPA from Epic, out there in Utah, and I have to say they did a great job. Very dry lactic sourness that complements the hops, very little maltiness - unique and well balanced. Maybe you should stay out there and I'll get my boots resoled and head your way, be ready for me sometime in July...
Epic is pretty hit or miss, but when they hit, it tends to be a big win. Their Big Bad Baptist Imperial Coffee Stout and Brainless Belgian on Peaches in particular are favorites of mine. Kyle used to work at Epic, and I know he's gushed about that sour IPA before, but I haven't had it. We do have a few solid breweries out here, so things are getting better. Maybe we can meet in the middle, somewhere around Chicago, and suck down some tasty Midwestern brews.

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