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#41
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Results are in for the after-action bourbon situation report. Confirming earlier intelligence, sour mash straight Kentucky aged bourbon proves superior in engagement. With a single ice cube, PSP ... or, perfect sipping point ... is achieved seconds before the ice completely melts. 

 

Test control subject included pot-distilled four-grain Hudson Valley bourbon, exhaustively determined to be secondary in categories of taste, color, maturity, and conviviality to Kentucky whiskey.

 

 

Also, happy day, California State Law no longer prohibits craft beer-tasting on the street at your local farmer's market.   


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Beer sampling was illegal in CA? WTF? That's half the fun of going to those craft beer fair/festival things they have in Overton Park.



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Actually, the Hudson Four Grain bourbon is amazing. My buddy gifted me a 375, which is all it comes in, supposedly. 

 

 

*no, beer sampling was legal, just not at the same time as a farmer's market


Edited by ManifestedISO, 13 March 2016 - 07:16 PM.


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You should try either Woodford Small Batch Reserve or Knob Creek Single Barrel. Woodford is the best sipping whiskey I've ever tried. Smoky with a clean finish. It'd kind of expensive but what the heck. 


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Thank you. Just checked my local store and they carry Woodford at a reasonable price. Half the cost of a brand new video game and lasts twice as long.  



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Okay, goods are secure. Got a batch of Woodford and a small carrying case with six rounds of Ballast Point Dorado--a 10% double IPA with watermelon. Pretty much ready for Easter. 


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Bought a package of this yesterday: pure-green-tea.jpg

 

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Had something called a Moscow Mule last night, served in a copper goblet. It was fantastic.
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Stone Brewing 'Delicious' India Pale Ale with Lemondrop and El Dorado hops. I'm going to drink this and watch Episode VII for the XIII-th time. 



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I had some mediocre hard root beer, I'd give it a 1 out of 2, so I added a shot of bourbon to it and now it's easily a 9 out of 13 or 14


Edited by ShadySands, 14 April 2016 - 09:35 PM.

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I infused some more vodka with horseradish, black peppercorn, and celery seed

 

I also took another trip down to the brewery down the road but they didn't have any wheat beers in rotation so I had a scotch ale that was so smooth and strong that it left me pretty rough.



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I need to pick out a new keg. I am thinking something local, but I might order from bevmo if I can get something good.

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@Shady: When you say infused does that mean you put those ingredients into the bottle and leave it to stew for a while?

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@Shady: When you say infused does that mean you put those ingredients into the bottle and leave it to stew for a while?

Exactly right

 

PS thinking of doing something a little fruitier next time like strawberry or cherry or maybe even pineapple


Edited by ShadySands, 02 May 2016 - 03:27 PM.

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May have inadvertently advanced the art of incoherence in an afternoon, thankfully within walking distance.

 

Urge Gastropub and Whiskey Bank ... sampled a new-to-me incredible beer style called gose ... lemon tartness, salty, hibiscus. Made a tasty mistake of too much meat with a Beef Short Rib Burger, recovered and continued getting super serious, High West Boulevardier straight bourbon, Balvenie Carribean Cask single malt.

 

Made an exit and went up the coast highway to Masters, a very helpful individual introduced a 12-year Kentucky bourbon, Rowan's Creek, along with three other brands, including a rye literally aged in barrels made from heaven.

 

We finished our tour at LTH with Bulleit 10-year, I think it was, and Angel's Envy. Decolletage is not a word to be used lightly, the bartender had the most amazing I've seen. Mighta been the bourbon goggles. I'm glad my town is becoming a destination ... it used to be a sketchy dive-bar drive-through for Camp Pendleton Marines on leave. Nothing wrong with that, but, you know.     


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Apparently after one alcohol fueled incident too many all Navy personnel in Japan have been forbidden to drink booze or even leave their base. http://www.mcclatchy...le82055572.html

 

The article specified Navy so I guess Marines were exempt. Sailors can't handle their liquor anyway. Probably just as well. Having been there myself I can tell you no booze and base restrictions and those 6 Marine Corps bases would be boiling pots of trouble in a month! The Shore Patrol will be busy as hell! :lol:



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Shiner White Wing

It's like a resurrected Shiner Hefeweizen that some hippy idiot decided to put cilantro in for no good reason.

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Jed's Hard Root Beer.  It's not bad.  Not something I'd drink regularly, but I can see myself drinking it once in a while.  I wish they'd gone a bit heavier on the birch and eased off on the vanilla a bit, but otherwise the balance is pretty good.



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Getting closer to discovering the pumpkin peach ale Budweiser warned me about during the Super Bowl.

 

Ballast Point Barmy ... 'a strong golden ale made with apricots and orange blossom honey, a tart fruitiness and a sweet, but not too sugary, finish'.

 

Has the ABV of a wine, 12%, but it's hidden well. Good sipping beer, unique taste and a fun experience, but only one per sitting.


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It was okayish






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