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Old 07-17-2012, 05:40 PM   #31
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The best beer of the weekend, bar none?

Utopia clone v.1

Second-best was whatever sour it was that Paulie poured on Friday night.

I liked the beer I brought along, but it'd nothing compared to those two. Paulie's IPAs could suck ass for all I know, but his monster beers are pretty effin' sweet.

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Old 07-17-2012, 05:47 PM   #32
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The best beer of the weekend, bar none?

Utopia clone v.1

Second-best was whatever sour it was that Paulie poured on Friday night.

I liked the beer I brought along, but it'd nothing compared to those two. Paulie's IPAs could suck ass for all I know, but his monster beers are pretty effin' sweet.
Yes, I'd agree. I LOVED the U1 and that lambic. Your homebrew was very good, and it really hit the spot.

What was the name of the place with the mediocre wines, the bad beer, and the two kids as servers in the most wonderful setting? I'd say that would be a place to avoid in the future.
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Old 07-17-2012, 05:49 PM   #33
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Yes, I'd agree. I LOVED the U1 and that lambic. Your homebrew was very good, and it really hit the spot.

What was the name of the place with the mediocre wines, the bad beer, and the two kids as servers in the most wonderful setting? I'd say that would be a place to avoid in the future.
Sounds like miles?
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Old 07-17-2012, 05:53 PM   #34
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Yeah, Miles Wine Cellars. Shan's exact quote was "If they were old enough to drink legally, I'll eat your hat."

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Old 07-17-2012, 05:58 PM   #35
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Yeah, Miles Wine Cellars. Shan's exact quote was "If they were old enough to drink legally, I'll eat your hat."
And the one that seemed to be about 15 looked Paulie in the eye and told him, "I'm not a beer expert. I'm a wine expert!"

The setting was fantastic.

The beer was astringent and not to style, while the wine was mediocre at best. $3 for two tiny (1 oz?) samples of bad beer. I just laughed, because you can pay $5 for a great pint in some places and that beer was just straight out bad.
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Old 07-17-2012, 06:20 PM   #36
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Annoying that they don't even MAKE it - it's contract brewed by some place in Rochester. Buddy of mine here at work was saying that some of the old Genny plants are doing a lot of contract brewing now, up around there. I'd wager it's not even their recipe; someone at Genny probably faxed them a price sheet with various beer styles and they selected "Pale Ale."

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Old 07-17-2012, 06:41 PM   #37
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Annoying that they don't even MAKE it - it's contract brewed by some place in Rochester. Buddy of mine here at work was saying that some of the old Genny plants are doing a lot of contract brewing now, up around there. I'd wager it's not even their recipe; someone at Genny probably faxed them a price sheet with various beer styles and they selected "Pale Ale."
They're called Custom Brewcrafters Co located in Rochester. And yeah, you pretty much pick your style off of a list. They probably do about 80 -90% of the house work for bars and pubs here in WNY. IMO they are not very good. I've had many of their styles and they almost all have the same malt profile and yeast strain. I've gotten to the point where I'm asking if CBC brews the house beer, and if they do I avoid it. Maybe I'm just a snob but I think i make better stuff with my cooler and buckets. And AFAIK, they are the "creative" minds behind Dundee's, another Rochester creation that has yet to wow me.
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I'm almost certain that's the name they mentioned (almost like they were proud - hey, we have this great company do all of our brewing for us!). I can tell you, 98% of the homebrew I've sampled (from all kinds of brewers, good and bad) is better. It's not doing Miles any good, either; talking to the owners of the B&B, Miles' reputation isn't particularly good in no small part because of the crappy beer.

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Old 07-17-2012, 07:18 PM   #39
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sure you come out to my neck of the woods and I don't know about it... Glad ya had a good time

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sure you come out to my neck of the woods and I don't know about it... Glad ya had a good time
I didn't know that was your area!

I hope there is a "next time" but with Bob coming along. It was so wonderful- romantic B&B, romantic dinners, starlit skies, and just the five of us.
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