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Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby Floyd » Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:46 am

crestone14ers wrote:Hibernation Ale 2010, 2011, 2012 and the 750 Hibernation Cask in Stranahans barrels. The best brews this time of year! :wink:


Hibernation is pretty good, but I'm an Old Jubilation guy. I wouldn't mind trying the cask version if I can track it down though.

Luckily, I'm headed to Beer City USA this weekend!
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Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby lordhelmut » Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:32 pm

Papillon wrote:
DanR wrote:Deviant is a great call, and as far as I'm concerned it's the BEST backpacking beer on the market right now.


I'd agree with you but OB supposedly released Gordon in a 16 ounce can within the last month or so. That could be tough to top.


Someone needs to let Sam @ Dogfish in on the 16oz 4-pack IPA revolution. He needs to start thinking more outside the box. 90 minute would be a nice addition to the backcountry rotation I feel.

Lastly, with regards to naming/renaming mountains, and this site would be a good place to start, but I feel there should be a Mount Modus and/or Hoperandi Point/Peak somewhere in Colorado. Maybe Pt 13,121 in the Weminuche.

Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby Bean » Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:37 pm

Why the love for the 16oz packaging? The price is the same and you get less beer.
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Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby lordhelmut » Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:42 pm

Bean wrote:Why the love for the 16oz packaging? The price is the same and you get less beer.


Good pack beer. Easier to pack 4 than 6. Packs a bigger punch. A 16oz can usually puts you in the state of mind you are hoping for, whereas a 12oz leaves you hoping for a little more, IMO.

4-pack of Gordon's 12oz = 9$ (19 cents per ounce)
4-pack of Gordon's 16oz = 13$ (20 cents per ounce)

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Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby Presto » Thu Nov 15, 2012 2:06 pm

by lordhelmut » Thu Nov 15, 2012 2:42 pm

Good pack beer. Easier to pack 4 than 6. Packs a bigger punch. A 16oz can usually puts you in the state of mind you are hoping for, whereas a 12oz leaves you hoping for a little more, IMO.


+1 ... anyone worth their weight in beer knows it all comes down to ABV and IBU and Size. :-$ :iluvbeer: Yes, in spite of what you've been told ... size does matter. :-"
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Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby Presto » Thu Nov 15, 2012 2:11 pm

by lordhelmut » Thu Nov 15, 2012 2:32 pm

Lastly, with regards to naming/renaming mountains, and this site would be a good place to start, but I feel there should be a Mount Modus and/or Hoperandi Point/Peak somewhere in Colorado. Maybe Pt 13,121 in the Weminuche.


Amen to that brother. And, it better be a kick*ss mountain (to reflect the quality of the brew). 8)
As if none of us have ever come back with a cool, quasi-epic story instead of being victim to tragic rockfall, a fatal stumble, a heart attack, an embolism, a lightning strike, a bear attack, collapsing cornice, some psycho with an axe, a falling tree, carbon monoxide, even falling asleep at the wheel getting to a mountain. If you can't accept the fact that sometimes "s**t happens", then you live with the illusion that your epic genius and profound wilderness intelligence has put you in total and complete control of yourself, your partners, and the mountain. How mystified you'll be when "s**t happens" to you! - FM

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Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby Papillon » Thu Nov 15, 2012 2:21 pm

My 1-2 punch in the backcountry was always one gordon and one modus. And this was for a one night trip. The arrival of the 16 ounce deviant allowed me to leave the can of modus at home. Maybe it was psychological in regards to "getting a load on". The ABVs are:

Gordon 8.7%
Deviant 8%
Modus 7%

A 12 ounce can of Gubna provides the best bang for backcountry buck at 10%.

I definitely like the 16 ounce cans of the session beers like Dank and Crank Yanker. It gives you just a bit more around the campfire at night w/o having to commit to another 12 ounce can. Same with being in the city. There is nothing worse than cleaning up the next morning and reaching for a can of something to rinse out and discovering it is 2/3 full.

FWIW, Crank Yanker is available at the new Eddyline locale just off US-24 in BV.

$9.99 for a sixer of tall boys at 7.3% is a steal.

Presto wrote:+1 ... anyone worth their weight in beer knows it all comes down to ABV and IBU and Size.


So what you are saying then is a growler of Elevation IPA (11.2%) served along Lincoln Creek Road on a summer night is about as good as it gets? :wink:
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Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby oldschoolczar » Thu Nov 15, 2012 2:32 pm

Who makes this Gordon stuff everyone is talking about?

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Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby jblyth » Thu Nov 15, 2012 2:35 pm

oldschoolczar wrote:Who makes this Gordon stuff everyone is talking about?


This guy named Oskar.

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Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby oldschoolczar » Thu Nov 15, 2012 2:38 pm

Oh its same as g'knight eh?

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Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby jblyth » Thu Nov 15, 2012 2:41 pm

Yeah, those swill makers at Gordon Biersch got upset.

Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby lordhelmut » Thu Nov 15, 2012 2:48 pm

oldschoolczar wrote:Who makes this Gordon stuff everyone is talking about?


Technically, its called G'Knight, but thanks to the assclowns at the Gordan Biersch Company, they had to change it. Craftworks - just another word to add to the foe list of bully corporations in the beer industry.

edit - what Jason said

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