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Bob Wall
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Username: Brewdudebob

Post Number: 488
Registered: 11-2004
Posted From: 24.99.80.253
Posted on Wednesday, November 15, 2006 - 07:03 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)



Anyone had it? Summit's in Roswell GA had a keg of it a couple weeks ago and would only let me have two glasses because they said the demand was so great and it was hard for them to get a keg of it.

I must say I was knocked out by how smooth and balanced it was. You got a snootful of hops but no accompanying bitterness that you would expect. it is 8.7 ABV and you must be careful because you can easily start chugging it as it goes down so smooth.

I am not usually one to fawn over a commercial beer and extol it's virtues, but the guys at Oskar Blues have done it again! When I first was introduced to Dale's Pale Ale a couple years ago, I snickered when I saw a pale ale in a can. Then I took a sip. From that moment on, I changed my whole outlook on canned beer. Now that I have been introduced to Gordon Beer, it will take an exceptionally extraordinary beer to rise to Gordon's level. But that's just my opinion.

I bought 3 individual cans tonight at Green's in downtown Atlanta. Paid $2.99 apiece. I am going back tomorrow and may clean them out as they only have a few cases of it. It has been quite some time since a beer has made such an impression on me.

Here is a link to their website:

http://www.oskarblues.com/brew

ICDTAD!
(Vance knows what I mean)
Give a man a beer and he'll waste an hour. Teach a man to brew and he'll waste a lifetime.
 

Paul Hayslett
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Username: Paulhayslett

Post Number: 1164
Registered: 02-2002
Posted From: 71.234.46.245
Posted on Wednesday, November 15, 2006 - 12:10 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Dang. Their site says I can buy their beer in NY and MA, but not here at home. Sometimes I hate living in CT.
Vegetables aren't food. Vegetables are what food eats.
 

Paul Edwards
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Username: Pedwards

Post Number: 1126
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 70.229.27.243
Posted on Wednesday, November 15, 2006 - 01:21 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Not had the Gordon, but have had Dale's PA a few times. The Head Brewer out there is Dave Chichura (aka Chooch)

Chooch is from Indianapolis, originally, and his folks still live here. He used to be a member of our HB club.

He was the assistant brewer at our Rock Bottom for a while, then head brewer at RB Warrenville. He also paid dues at Bells, I recall, before moving out to Colorado to be head brewer at Mountain Sun for a while before landing at Oskar Blues.

Anyway, a few cans of Dale's find their way to club members whenever Chooch is in town.
 

Vance Barnes
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Username: Vancebarnes

Post Number: 2527
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 208.49.148.10
Posted on Wednesday, November 15, 2006 - 08:50 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I've heard of it but not seen it in ATL. Or at least not in Cumming at Jax. Wish I'd know Summits had it. Been there several times lately and I always ask what's new.

I Could Drink This All Day
 

Flobey
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Username: Flobey

Post Number: 69
Registered: 06-2004
Posted From: 66.56.19.164
Posted on Wednesday, November 15, 2006 - 08:59 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Last year's batch had pretty distinct diacetyl, at least to me. It became more evident as the beer aged and the hops faded. Any sign of it in this year's batch? Other than that, I could drink a lot of it.
 

Bob Wall
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Username: Brewdudebob

Post Number: 491
Registered: 11-2004
Posted From: 139.76.128.71
Posted on Wednesday, November 15, 2006 - 09:13 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

No diacetyl that I noticed. But I am sure if i were looking for it, I may detect it. Heading to Green's for some more on my break.


Give a man a beer and he'll waste an hour. Teach a man to brew and he'll waste a lifetime.
 

Bob Wall
Intermediate Member
Username: Brewdudebob

Post Number: 492
Registered: 11-2004
Posted From: 139.76.128.71
Posted on Wednesday, November 15, 2006 - 09:58 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

just got off the phone with the beer guy at Green's. they want $68.00 for a case of 24.
Give a man a beer and he'll waste an hour. Teach a man to brew and he'll waste a lifetime.