Who's Been Drinkin'?

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  1. wannabguitarist

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    I've done enough damage to a bottle of Maker's Mark to consider calling in sick tomorrow. What started out as "I'm going to learn the theme song to Top Gun" has turned into "I'm getting drunk and watching Top Gun" :lol:
     
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    Gonna go to a birfday party on Saturday. Gonna get zooted!
     
  3. LordIronSpatula

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    I really like their Censored (copper) Ale. Also enjoyed Maximus IPA. Their stuff is pretty solid craft beer. Tends to be on the hoppy side. Often >7% ABV.

    We are really spoiled with dozens of great breweries in northern California. Unfortunately some of the best ones have pretty small distribution.
     
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    I guess I'll have to give those a go next time then, I like quite hoppy beer (to an extent at least). I don't remember all the beers they had, but at least the had the Little Sumpin', some IPA and some ale from Lagunitas. I guess it may have been some California-theme week on the boat, as they had a bunch of other beers from around there that I'd never even heard of before. So I hope they'll still have those next time.

    Oh yeah and I'm gonna be making some beer with a friend this Sunday :) He's made maybe 20 different batches of beer, but never tried making wheat beer, so that's what we're doing now. And turns out it's a good choice, as it only needs to ferment for roughly two weeks and then it's already drinkable a few days after bottling, so I'll have something to drink on my summer holiday :lol:
     
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    I bought a bottle of laphroaig for shits and giggles.
     
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    If you're into hoppy beer, maybe keep an eye out for Stone Brewing, one of the bigger southern California breweries. They're pretty heavy handed with the hops in their IPAs, usually getting a grapefruit peel-like character. Nicely executed and fairly refreshing but a bit too bitter for me. The devil on their branding makes their stuff easy to spot LOL.
     
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    I've heard the Islay single malt style described as a seaside campfire in liquid form, and would tend to agree. I had Lagavulin at a tasting and while I appreciated it, I was glad I hadn't bought a bottle. Haven't had Laphroaig but I imagine it's similar. Let us know what you think. :)

    I'm more of a Speyside guy myself...
     
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    I'm a scotch noob, I've only tried mclellan and some cheaper swill in the past. Laphroaig is quite smooth and smoky though. I mostly bought it because I'm trying to branch out from beer and vodka :lol:
     
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    If you want to get into some good whiskey for relatively cheap, check out the Kirkland Signature stuff at Costco. Not kidding. At a family get-together we brought all our whiskey and had a tasting. Kirkland's bourbon, at like $30, was on par with stuff in the $60+ range, and the only thing that really beat it was a $120 bottle of Cutwater Devi's Share. Their 25 year Speyside single malt was as good as anything there, including expensive stuff from Japan and Glenfiddich.

    The only "cheap" thing about the Kirkland stuff is the branding IMHO.
     
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    Kirkland's vodka is the same way. Their kirkland brand vodka is literally Grey goose in a kirkland bottle, and it's cheaper than grey goose :lol:
    I'll check out their bourbon.
     
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    The bourbon is slightly tweaked Knob Creek small batch. Higher proof and a bit less barrel time IIRC.
     
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    Laphroaig has some great scotch! If you happen to enjoy that I would recommend Ardbeg and Bruichladdich as well.
     

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