Forum
Buying gear? Please use these links to help 14ers.com:

More info...

Other ways to help...

Favorite Beer?

Info on gear, conditioning, and preparation for hiking/climbing. Gear Classifieds
User avatar
Posts: 902
Joined: Wed Aug 22, 2007 1:10 pm
Location: Littleton, CO

Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby J-RockandRockpile » Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:24 am

Oak Tap It out of Cali has an unbelievable I.P.A. won the gold at the GABF this year.

Not a huge fan of crazy adjunct beers but Yak and Yeti in Arvada has a Chai Milk Stout that was quite impressive.
I have been to the top of the mountain, and it is good

User avatar
Posts: 626
Joined: Mon Sep 12, 2011 5:41 pm
Location: waiting to see if my doom is impending

Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby DeucesWild » Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:32 pm

Papillon wrote:Dude(s), where is that graphic for a hangover ascent?


Papi, here are a few options, because you just can't ever have enough of those. Icons, or options that is. The last is one influenced by a current desire to drink several of them. :mrgreen:

OPTIONS.jpg
OPTIONS.jpg (123.38 KiB) Viewed 534 times


options 2.jpg
options 2.jpg (62.89 KiB) Viewed 517 times
Snowflakes, Uber Alles!

www.deuceIRA.com. Put the Douche in your FiDeuceiary needs today!!

User avatar
Posts: 235
Joined: Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:55 pm
Location: Boulder, CO

Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby MountainMedic » Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:07 pm

Some of you know I'm a huge snob. For those that don't, here's proof:

Alchemist Heady Topper. American DIPA. Puts Pliny the Elder to shame. Much hoppier and cleaner.

Berkshire Brewing Company Lost Sailor IPA. Archetypal English IPA. Hoppy but unique (Kent Goldings hops, everything else in this country is just slammed with Centennial and Cascade). Supremely balanced.

Northcoast Old Rasputin. RIS. Best stout ever, especially once aged for a few months. 10% ABV and quite filling...

OB Dale's. 'Nuff said. Best go to ever. Anybody who knows the Brat Pack knows about what they did in September for Rob's friends. Always great to support a company that actually cares about their customers.

User avatar
Posts: 902
Joined: Wed Aug 22, 2007 1:10 pm
Location: Littleton, CO

Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby J-RockandRockpile » Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:36 pm

MountainMedic wrote:Some of you know I'm a huge snob. For those that don't, here's proof:

Alchemist Heady Topper. American DIPA. Puts Pliny the Elder to shame. Much hoppier and cleaner.

Berkshire Brewing Company Lost Sailor IPA. Archetypal English IPA. Hoppy but unique (Kent Goldings hops, everything else in this country is just slammed with Centennial and Cascade). Supremely balanced.

Northcoast Old Rasputin. RIS. Best stout ever, especially once aged for a few months. 10% ABV and quite filling...

OB Dale's. 'Nuff said. Best go to ever. Anybody who knows the Brat Pack knows about what they did in September for Rob's friends. Always great to support a company that actually cares about their customers.



110% agreed on Dale's being a go to - love it. Always have some on hand. Deviant Dales is a nice treat as well.

How does your Alchemist compare to Pliny the Younger? Because the description of Much Hoppier and Cleaner - sounds like a Younger to me.
I have been to the top of the mountain, and it is good

User avatar
Posts: 1364
Joined: Sun Sep 14, 2008 7:30 am
Location: Fort Collins

Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby Johnson » Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:45 pm

Presto and Papillon, it is my conclusion that a person should not drink only 1 Mountain Standard. The second goes down much better than the first! :iluvbeer: :iluvbeer:
In his hand are the depths of the earth; the heights of the mountains are his also. - Psalm 95:4

"I would be doing myself a disservice and every member of this band if I didn't perform the hell out of this." - Gene

Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby Bean 2 » Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:52 pm

MountainMedic wrote:Some of you know I'm a huge snob. For those that don't, here's proof:

Alchemist Heady Topper. American DIPA. Puts Pliny the Elder to shame. Much hoppier and cleaner.

Berkshire Brewing Company Lost Sailor IPA. Archetypal English IPA. Hoppy but unique (Kent Goldings hops, everything else in this country is just slammed with Centennial and Cascade). Supremely balanced.

Northcoast Old Rasputin. RIS. Best stout ever, especially once aged for a few months. 10% ABV and quite filling...

OB Dale's. 'Nuff said. Best go to ever. Anybody who knows the Brat Pack knows about what they did in September for Rob's friends. Always great to support a company that actually cares about their customers.


Brat Pack - is there anything on this earth they can't do? They have the best climbing partners in the world, write the best trip reports in the world, are the most humble people in the world and drink the best beer in the world, to which they are the greatest critics in the world. Legendary.
gdthomas wrote:

Bean, you're an idiot 2.

http://throughpolarizedeyes.com/

User avatar
Posts: 1977
Joined: Tue Jun 26, 2007 8:04 am
Location: Denver

Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby Presto » Fri Nov 16, 2012 4:11 pm

by Johnson » Fri Nov 16, 2012 4:45 pm
Presto and Papillon, it is my conclusion that a person should not drink only 1 Mountain Standard. The second goes down much better than the first! :iluvbeer: :iluvbeer:


Your conclusion rings true. However, I had a couple of flights (4 brews in each flight) of many different beers so, by the end of that, everything was going down fairly easily. :wink:
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

User avatar
Posts: 1287
Joined: Wed May 02, 2007 8:06 pm
Location: Denver

Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby Papillon » Fri Nov 16, 2012 4:43 pm

Presto wrote:
by Johnson » Fri Nov 16, 2012 4:45 pm
Presto and Papillon, it is my conclusion that a person should not drink only 1 Mountain Standard. The second goes down much better than the first! :iluvbeer: :iluvbeer:


Your conclusion rings true. However, I had a couple of flights (4 brews in each flight) of many different beers so, by the end of that, everyone was going down fairly easily. :wink:


Speaking of flights...

Man, I miss Uptown Brothers.
The look in his eyes when it hit - Kid, it was tasty... - William Seward Burroughs

User avatar
Posts: 1977
Joined: Tue Jun 26, 2007 8:04 am
Location: Denver

Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby Presto » Fri Nov 16, 2012 4:48 pm

by Papillon » Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:43 pm

Speaking of flights...

Man, I miss Uptown Brothers.


:( Whatdya have to bring that up for? :wft: Plus, they had some pretty tasty food too. Those fried green tomatoes with the blue cheese crumbles were to die for.

Well, fear not, my fine palated friend ... there's many more hoppy wonders out there for us to explore. 8) :iluvbeer: That beer garden place out by Lowry has a pretty good deal on flights ... for sure. And, of course, there's always Odells ... the KING OF FLIGHTS. The four of us should get a room up there some time and wander around the microbrews for awhile. :-$
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

User avatar
Posts: 1077
Joined: Mon May 22, 2006 9:32 am
Location: Englewood, CO

Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby Derek » Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:17 pm

Image
Sorry man. I only drink Pabst. I'm ironic like that.

Seriously though, has is Ska's Euphoria come back out yet?
"I used to think my Dad was Elvis. But I haven't told him that yet. I haven't told my Dad either." -S. Murdoch
LOJ

User avatar
Posts: 203
Joined: Wed Jan 12, 2011 3:37 pm
Location: Durango, CO

Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby DurangoJenn » Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:05 pm

Derek wrote:Seriously though, has is Ska's Euphoria come back out yet?


Yep, hit the shelves in September, release party was Sept. 7. :iluvbeer:

User avatar
Posts: 235
Joined: Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:55 pm
Location: Boulder, CO

Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby MountainMedic » Sat Nov 17, 2012 9:08 pm

J-RockandRockpile wrote:
MountainMedic wrote:Some of you know I'm a huge snob. For those that don't, here's proof:

Alchemist Heady Topper. American DIPA. Puts Pliny the Elder to shame. Much hoppier and cleaner.

Berkshire Brewing Company Lost Sailor IPA. Archetypal English IPA. Hoppy but unique (Kent Goldings hops, everything else in this country is just slammed with Centennial and Cascade). Supremely balanced.

Northcoast Old Rasputin. RIS. Best stout ever, especially once aged for a few months. 10% ABV and quite filling...

OB Dale's. 'Nuff said. Best go to ever. Anybody who knows the Brat Pack knows about what they did in September for Rob's friends. Always great to support a company that actually cares about their customers.



110% agreed on Dale's being a go to - love it. Always have some on hand. Deviant Dales is a nice treat as well.

How does your Alchemist compare to Pliny the Younger? Because the description of Much Hoppier and Cleaner - sounds like a Younger to me.


I've never had the privilege of having the Younger, although per multiple beeradvocate threads, Heady is hoppier. It's got a lot of Chinook, which gives it a rather piney taste/aroma, and you can smell it from three feet away after popping a can open. Apparently it's brewed with a type of ale yeast that flocculates at a lower temperature, which imparts a clean-drinking quality to the beer despite its 8% ABV. Most hop additions are also late, so they contribute mostly to taste and aroma rather than bitterness (although it has something like 120 IBUs). There's nothing I'd rather drink.

Bean 2, you seem like a smart guy. Let's climb something when I get back to CO.

PreviousNext

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 16 guests