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Old 09-11-2009, 03:59 PM   #11
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Old 09-11-2009, 04:08 PM   #12
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I've had Pliny the Elder on draft... was actually a bit underwhelmed for some reason. I should check out some of their others though judging by their website.
Getting it on draft anywhere other that at the RR pub is a gamble. I had it on tap at the pub and is amazing. I have had it on tap at BJs in Roseville where your server does not even tell you that they have it even when you ask what beers do they have?

I went in once before I have ever had a pliny but was looking for one. I saw the tap on the way out after dinner and was mad since I asked what "other" beers they had besides their own and was not told out it.

At any rate I went back and was ready this time, I ordered it and it just wasn't as fresh as the pubs and lost a lot of its aroma and a little taste. I blame it on the staff for not informing people of their choices and I am sure the keg has been sitting there for a while. Plus it is $2 more a glass than other beers.
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Old 09-11-2009, 07:05 PM   #13
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You need to get out more...

Even the most established micro in your town has rare-exceptional beers:
Anchor Our Barrel Ale
Anchor Our Barrel Ale - Anchor Brewing Company - BeerAdvocate

Go to the Trappist.
Get on the Bart and hit Toronado & City Beer
I do love the Trappist. I don't go there enough though!

I like Anchor, but I haven't tried many of their more peripheral brews. From what I've heard, they do the basic steam beer best though.

Do you mean the city beer store on Folsom street? I've been wanting to go there.
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Old 09-11-2009, 09:41 PM   #14
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Assuming you are in Douglasville, PA, care to name the bar?
Sorry... Douglasville, GA. Land of no-sunday-alcohol sales and just recently allowed high-gravity... it's terrific... (snicker)

It's great down here in the bible belt!
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Old 09-11-2009, 10:08 PM   #15
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Sorry... Douglasville, GA. Land of no-sunday-alcohol sales and just recently allowed high-gravity... it's terrific... (snicker)

It's great down here in the bible belt!
Hey now, there are some good places to get some great beers around the metro ATL... Granted, you may have to drive a bit, but it is still accessible...

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Old 09-11-2009, 10:30 PM   #16
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Trappist - Lukas Tap Room - Jupiter -Triple Rock- 21st Amend - Magnolia - City Beer - the list is too long. We live in a beer heaven if you ae looking for odd bottlings City beer is def. for you. Also watch for odd offerings from Valley Brew - Nottoberfest is featuring them, never had any but should be cool and includes beer ice cream Beer & Nosh » Notoberfest . Jump on Bart and beer is always close by.

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I went in once before I have ever had a pliny but was looking for one. I saw the tap on the way out after dinner and was mad since I asked what "other" beers they had besides their own and was not told out it.
Hehe, that reminds me when I used to work at Rogue's Eugene location. We'd almost always have a "secret" beer on tap. Usually, this was an experimental or "one-batch" offering that our pub would only get a keg or two of like Dead guy aged in Dead Guy Whiskey barrels or a keg of 3 year aged Old Crustacean.

Usually, these beers would blow in a day or two (often before I got to have a pint), so we just told regulars and obvious beer geeks, who would likely appreciate them. I would never not sell someone a pint of these beers, or deny we had them if asked.

Moral of the story: be nice to your bartender/server and ask lots of questions.
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Old 09-12-2009, 12:16 AM   #18
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Trappist - Lukas Tap Room - Jupiter -Triple Rock- 21st Amend - Magnolia - City Beer - the list is too long. We live in a beer heaven if you ae looking for odd bottlings City beer is def. for you. Also watch for odd offerings from Valley Brew - Nottoberfest is featuring them, never had any but should be cool and includes beer ice cream Beer & Nosh » Notoberfest . Jump on Bart and beer is always close by.
I've not been to Lukas yet believe it or not. Jupiter and Triple Rock don't really cut it for me in terms of variety or style (although I did enjoy my last Jupiter dry stout). 21st Ammendment is cool but trendy and their beer is just ok imo (I do appreciate the originality of watermelon wheat, but their ambers tasted bland and soapy). I need to get to City Beer. I'm looking for pretty unique stuff, mostly import recreational or neo styles... pretty much anything with wheat, fruit or unusual yeasts. I've recently got into mead also... which is fun.

I'm more looking for suggestions as to west coast brews that I could find in a store like city beer. They don't have to be bay area breweries.
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