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The Beer Thread • Page 308

Discussion in 'General Forum' started by Jason Tate, Jan 16, 2016.

  1. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    Tonight's brew

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  2. chewbacca110


    Many good brews were had in Toronto over the holiday weekend, but this is my favorite pic.

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  3. waking season

    Trusted Prestigious

    It was about an hour when I went last week
  4. spiffa0

    Trusted Supporter

    Damn. Might have to skip it since I'll have a baby with me and was hoping to just pop in and out.
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  5. waking season

    Trusted Prestigious

    To be fair it was Black Friday so probably a bit busier than normal, they do move things pretty quickly once you’re in.
  6. BlueEyesBrewing

    Trusted Supporter

    There really is no quick in-and-out at that place, though. I'm pretty sure even when it's "empty" it's still a 15-20 min wait
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  7. williek311

    @wearthicksocks Prestigious

    It takes that long to figure out what the fuck you're buying a ticket for at the bar.
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  8. momo32t


    Waiting aside the two ticket limit is pretty smart on their part. Can't even imagine the dram shop liability if they didn't.
  9. Matt

    the bones are their money, so are the worms Prestigious

    I used to be able to drive up after work on a weekday and be the only one there, before they opened the new location. The good ole days...
  10. BlueEyesBrewing

    Trusted Supporter

    Do they still have the different levels of tickets, $6, $7, $8 I believe they were? Or did they change it to just 2 general tickets that could get anything?
  11. momo32t


    Reminds me of the pre-expansion Other Half days when their taproom was the size of a shoebox.
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  12. bigmike

    Trusted Prestigious

    Haha yeah probably. I stopped buying it because they were $16 six packs and their first shipment to Michigan was 3 month old sculpin lol. What a mess of a launch they had in Michigan.
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  13. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    Understandable, I definitely have a different Ballast experience than most since I live in CA. I never buy Ballast Point for home consumption, but visit their tasting rooms often, they have always been a staple of the San Diego beer scene and their newer tasting rooms in the LA area are great fun. Also, I am way more familar with their experimental, barrel aged and sours that I get at the tasting rooms than anything they mass produce.

    Long story short, Ballast Point still felt relatively the same after the Contellation acquisition as it did before when you look through the lens of California
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  14. fyebes

    Regular Prestigious

    all tickets are $8 now. and that'll get you a 20 oz, 18 oz, 16 oz, or 12 oz beer.

    20 oz are the low abv beers like their lagers, pilsners, and blondes (Nomad, Trail, Eureka, etc).

    18 oz are their more standard flagship beers like Green and Julius.

    16 oz are their a little more rare ones or their higher ABV ones like Haze and Doppelganger (you can also do a ticket for two 8 oz pours of two different 16 oz beers).

    12 oz are their most rare beers - the rare IPAs like Juice Machine and King Julius; the canned IPAs with a fruit addition like Julius with peach or Super Treat with guava, and the big stouts (the ones closer to 10% abv).
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  15. momo32t


    So a bodega in the city was selling 375 ML bottles of Cantillon. Naturally I splurged on a Rose de Gambrinus and Kriek.
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  16. Anthony_

    A (Cancelled) Dork Prestigious


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  17. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    sounds damn good
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  18. bigmike

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    I apologize for any drunk posts in here I make. I’m going to bells Eccentric Day this morning.
  19. Mr. Serotonin

    I'm still staring down the sun Prestigious

    Damn, sounds way better than my mornin'.
  20. bigmike

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  21. DrAlanGrant

    Texas Forever

    I am so incredibly jealous.
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  22. sean_rugy

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    that Tina tattoo rules
  23. bigmike

    Trusted Prestigious

    Yeah. My girlfriends tattoos are great. She has Louise as darth Vader and it’s rad.
  24. bigmike

    Trusted Prestigious

    2015 expedition stout is basically the perfect RIS.
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  25. jciswhatis


    I've enjoyed all the Expedition Stout's.