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Old 11-17-2008, 12:09 AM   #1
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I stopped into Sam's yesterday while on a short jaunt to Chicago. I passed up a lot of known good beers and concentrated solely on beers I'd never had a chance to try before. OK, all but the Racer 5, which I had once on another trip but can't get locally. But the rest will be first timers for me. I picked up a six of each:



The only one I tried last night was the Lilja's Argosy IPA, and I have to say I was disappointed in that. Hard to tell what it was supposed to taste like because it was WAY over-carbonated. The kind where you can't even pour half a glass without it foaming over, and the CO2 is so harsh that it covers up everything else. Don't know whether I just got a bad batch or if that's the norm, but I couldn't even finish the bottle. I seem to run into a lot of beers lately that are freakishly over-carbed.

I have high hopes for the Bell's Hopsolution. I'm usually always pleased with a Bell's offering.

Oh, and I managed a stop into the Three Floyds Brewpub for a quick lunch today. I'd not been in there before. Nice beer of course.


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Old 11-17-2008, 12:17 AM   #2
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Are those Bear Republic beers in 12oz bottles? My local beer store guy swore he could only get them in 22's.



 
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Old 11-17-2008, 12:22 AM   #3
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Are those Bear Republic beers in 12oz bottles? My local beer store guy swore he could only get them in 22's.
Yeah, they're 12 oz bottles in a six-pack. The only other time I had the racer 5 was down in SC in a 22 oz. I was pleased to run across it in a six.
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Old 11-17-2008, 02:30 AM   #4
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In the mood for an IPA?
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Old 11-17-2008, 12:36 PM   #5
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In the mood for an IPA?
Yeah, but c'mon, there are two there that aren't IPA's.
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Old 11-17-2008, 12:38 PM   #6
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I've been looking for bear republic beers. i hear they're really well crafted. I'm jealous again!
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Old 11-17-2008, 01:15 PM   #7
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I've been looking for bear republic beers. i hear they're really well crafted. I'm jealous again!
Well I've never seen them here in Indiana, not that I've been to every liquor store in the State or anything. Take a jaunt up to Sam's in Chicago. Lot's of stuff there that we never see in the Hoosier State. As a bonus, Sam's is within a couple of blocks of Goose Island, which is a fine place to cool your heels while SWMBO is futzing around in Crate and Barrel or The Land of Nod or some other miserable place like that.


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