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Joel  Beer should be enjoyed with friends. If no friends are available, grab some strangers. San Diego 🍻🌴☀️ ~ check out the podcast via the link

Yesterday I ticked both a venue and a beer off the ol’ bucket list. It just so happens that #gabf2018 has inundated Denver, CO with many tonnes of liquid excellence from all corners of the nation. Meanwhile, I’m content to be a fly on the wall and make my inaugural patronage of the now-legendary establishment, Falling Rock Taphouse, est. 1997. And wouldn’t you know it? Their bottle cellar list is legendary as well! So, I opted for a 19 year old English Barleywine Ale, naturally! Originally brewed by Eldridge Pope & Co. PLC. / Thomas Hardy Brewery from 1968 to 1999, this was the final vintage released before O'Hanlon's took over the brand and revived it in 2003. In 1968, the “Trumpet Major” pub in Dorchester, Dorest was renovated to coincide with the 40th anniversary of Thomas Hardy’s death. For this occasion, the Eldridge Pope Brewery undertook to commemorate him through the realization of the beer that the author had imagined, an ale matured in oak casks, very strong, capable of improving better taste with age. Thomas Hardy’s Ale is an English Olde Ale, but more commonly known as an English style Barleywine Ale. Hardy’s original description follows, “It was of the most beautiful colour that the eye of an artist in beer could desire; full in body, yet brisk as a volcano; piquant, yet without a twang; luminous as an autumn sunset; free from streakiness of taste, but, finally, rather heady.”
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Last time @judge_dregs was in town we hung out with @originalschlegz and popped this coffee+beer lovers’ turgid fantasy... @treehousebrewco Triple Shot. Lattes on pour-overs on lattes. If you stop and think about it... here we are reaping the unforeseen benefits of centuries of human civilization, crafting and commercializing, disseminating and iterating on two ancient forms of beverage. Is Triple Shot the culmination of all this collective human expertise and innovation... or merely the next link in the evolution of libations? Either way... it’s the bomb. #instabeer #beerstagram #beerfolks #beer #craftbeer #craftbeerlover #beerwithpleasantstrangers #indiebeer #tripleshot #treehousebrewing #coffeewhales #stickittomyveins

Really stoked I got to taste this last night, thanks to @smallpoursean - No Hope For Rescue is a hefty Imperial Stout with Honey & Molasses that was aged for 20 months in bourbon barrels. Basically, it’s liquefied vanilla wood fudge with a mouth-coating velvet finish. No pastry adjuncts, just extra bonus sugar for those yeasties to make into a healthy 18% ABV 🍻 #instabeer #beerstagram #beerfolks #beer #craftbeer #craftbeerlover #beerwithpleasantstrangers #indiebeer #ripcurrent #ripcurrentbrewing #nohopeforrescue #stoutitout #barrelagedbeer #diabeetus #pastrypals #imperialstout #mybodymychoice

Huge thanks to @theyoungcraftenthusiast for traveling all the way to Belgium 🇧🇪 to clean out @3fonteinen - and bringing back some of the spoils! Lambic is the sum of all existence. #instabeer #beerstagram #beerfolks #beer #craftbeer #craftbeerlover #beerwithpleasantstrangers #indiebeer #lambic #lambicstyle #driefonteinen #gueuze #kriek #cuveearmandandgaston #lambicisreligion

First Viking Club bottles of the new season! I had the pleasure of tasting both last week. Jarl No. 1 is a Cognac Barrel Aged “triple” Doppelbock with Raspberries. Viking No. 9 is Bourbon Barrel Aged Stroopwafel Shake. Both are extremely well executed. In this age of pastries, it seems that truth no longer has any meaning... meanwhile @mikkellersd chooses to stand up and be the torchbearer of sanity, utilizing adjuncts with thoughtful restraint. Skål! #mikkeller #vikingclub #instabeer #beerstagram #beerfolks #beer #craftbeer #craftbeerlover #beerwithpleasantstrangers #indiebeer #stroopwafel #stoutitout #doppelbock #pastrypals

Everyone who lays eyes on this thinks that it’s infused with some kind of weed 😂 It may be a grassy, aromatic IPA but it doesn’t contain any “adjuncts” as it were, that would defy the Reinheitsgebot. No, this is just a stalwart, West Coast style IPA from @thehopconcept and @alpinebeerco -long may they continue to produce clear, hoppy brews. 🍻🇺🇸🍻 #clearbeer #instabeer #beerstagram #beerfolks #beer #craftbeer #craftbeerlover #beerwithpleasantstrangers #indiebeer #thehopconcept #alpinebeercompany #nohaze

Ran across this interesting IPA in Ohio: @nippromiscuousaleproject Batch Number 023, an IPA brewed with Experimental Hop BRU-1 and spelt malt. The BRU-1 is a one-off harvest that has aromas of pineapple and stone fruit and mulling spices. In a world where thousands of IPAs can begin to lose their distinctive identity amidst the vast sea of variety, this one impressed me as distinctive. Smooth, fluffy and sweet as modern “hazy” IPAd are wont to be, yet flavorful and diverting with its mild, earthy spice notes like clove and nutmeg. Worth seeking out before it’s gone.
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Trying to do my best @theyoungcraftenthusiast shot ~ Behold! @casitabrews last beer to be brewed in Vermont at @hillfarmstead. This luxurious stout spent eight months in Bourbon barrels up in beautiful Greensboro Bend, VT. Conditioned on vanilla, cocoa nibs, and the finest Southern pecan coffee. I’ve heard good things about this. Can’t wait to pop it. 🍻 #casitacerveceria #southward #instabeer #beerstagram #beerfolks #beer #craftbeer #craftbeerlover #beerwithpleasantstrangers #indiebeer #stoutitout #vanillastouts #pastrypals #pastrypalsunite

March 15, 1956 - June 9, 2018. RIP Pops. I’m glad you got to accompany me to the Week of Logic in 2017 and share a bit in my passion for independent craft beer. I’m sure the brews are better in heaven. Looking forward to checking out the tap list with you when I get there. #restinpeace

Pregaming tonight’s @tuesdaynightbeersociety + First Friday share with a few delicious tasters from @californiawildales - Stone Fruit Cobbler and their Stone Fruit Sour dry hopped with Huell Melon. Should be a pretty good night tonight... 😏👍🏽🍻 #tuesdaynightbeersociety #firstfridaybottleshare #californiawildales #instabeer #beerstagram #beerfolks #beer #craftbeer #craftbeerlover #beerwithpleasantstrangers #indiebeer #sours #funkybeer #fruitbeer

On Tuesday 5/29 ~ @3localbrothers are opening up @masonaleworkscv a new tasting room for @masonaleworks at The Merge in Carmel Valley. They have an open indoor/outdoor layout and exactly the menu you’d expect from the creators of @urgegastropub @urgeoside and @urgecommonhouse 🍤 🌮 🥨 🥙 #masonaleworks #3localbrothers #urgegastropub #velvetspeedway #instabeer #beerstagram #beerfolks #beer #craftbeer #craftbeerlover #beerwithpleasantstrangers #indiebeer #foodstagram #pubstagram #prochettasandwich #pistachios

I joined the pre-dawn gaggle of beer and coffee aficionados in the San Diego “rain” this morning in order to procure the most exclusive beans EVAR. Behold: @mostracoffee Fundamental Summation Barrel-Aged Brazil Oberon natural processed coffee. These beans were aged in their not-yet-roasted “green” form inside of a barrel which previously held the delicious @bottlelogicbrewing @3sonsbrewingco collaboration imperial vanilla stout with coffee. One of 2017’s standout beers in my book. I had a shot of the espresso roast version this morning and definitely look forward to trying a few different brewing methods at home. May even have to try French pressing with some FO 😱 #mostracoffee #coffeestagram #beanstagram #fundamentalsummation #bottlelogicbrewing #3sonsbrewing #coffeewhales #instabeer #beerstagram #beerfolks #beer #craftbeer #craftbeerlover #beerwithpleasantstrangers #indiebeer #coffeeporn

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