dgs <***@hotmail.com> wrote in news:***@uni-berlin.de:
Post by dgs
Geez, Spot, you'd know from experience, but you haven't
been up north to this neck o' the woods in, like, forever.
A statement of fact from the Señor. Part of the reason is that the
familial subunits-in-law moved from the Land de Port to one of the
southern shithole states. The other part is that we finally became
parents. I'm so fucking happy I could kiss *you* square on the ass.
And yes, you *can* take a picture. Interesting story, that (the kid, I
mean). Email me or Ow, but frankly I am not thinking about visiting
Señor Shite. Hell, I'm having trouble committing to a "day of
debauchery" with Ow. My vacation for the entire year: Not Portland,
not Seattle, not Belgian [sic], not A City by a Bay, not even Cancun,
but 3 days and 2 nights at Disneyland.
In any case...It's entirely possible we will be up at the Skagit cabins
next summer. If so, I guarantee you will be inflicted (afflicted?)
even if you have to come get me.
Jurene's still proximate, though. Mmmm...Jurene...
And I did see The Lord recently. That was a good thing.
Yes I am a big ball of quiche. But have *you* been to Lucky Baldwin's?
Worth the trip, especially during one o' their Festivals (IPA, Belgian,
Barleywine...) I recommend the Belgian. San Diego is also worth
visiting beer-wise (and other-wise too). Think on it.
Post by dgs
BTW, guess which company finally lost all sense of
perspective and hired me back ... ! Or maybe it's me
that's lost all sense.
Oi! I'll have to check my respectometer to put a hard number on the
full damage, but I can just feel that it swung hard to anti-clockwise.
Err...I assume they're paying you well, so that just makes you a slut
(ala Piraat?) Which I *can* respect...
D'oh!...The above is off topic. Sorry 'bout that...
Post by dgs Post by Scott Kaczorowski
That said, great web site Jason. Always has been.
BTW, where's the Top 100? Can't find it...Is chicha on
the list? Given a good URL, I'm gonna call my shot at
Eh, don't sell yourself short. At least 42.
I have a funny feeling that I have to sign up to get to some areas of
the site (probably wrong, sure), but a search for "top 100" yields
nothing as does "100 list". A search for "100" leads to all kinds of
interesting stuff I don't have time to investigate. A search for
"lucky baldwin" also yields nothing, but a google search leads to Lucky
Baldwin's reviews at beeradvocate.com. So go figure...
Ah, there's the trick! google search for "beeradvocate top 100".
Hey Jason, what's up with *that*?
So...Haven't had the Speedway Stout. Haven't seen it, either. I'll
have to look that one up.
Three Floyds...I've never had anything from Das Floyden. Not Alpha
King, not nothin'. Dammit.
Double Bastard? Number 21? Not quite twice as horrid as Arrogant
Bastard but close. And AB is a beer that itself sucks cock in the
shithouse for nickels.
Arrogant Bastard and Double Bastard both finish higher than Westmalle
Tripel!? You want a great big mess of a beer - a stupid homebrewer
trick gone bad? Not only do you have it, but you have a choice of more
than one from a single brewery. Go figure. Wallow in your pigsty of a
beer if you want. Feh.
AB/DB make the list but Brutal Bitter doesn't? The famed one-off OBF
dry-hopped Brutal Bitter doesn't make it?
Seriously - someone is fucking me, right?. I think the Bastards must
be the Flavor of the Day. Double Bastard finishes 57 places higher
than Westmalle Tripel? The best thing about either of the Bastards is
the bottle, but both finish higher than one of the world's greatest
beers, arguably the archetype Tripel. Huh?
But then, Guinness yellow label is (still) on the list but A. Steam is
not - some updating is in order, methinks. Hey Labatt: You suck.
Rochefort 10 (#11) finishes (much) higher than Rochefort 8 (#37)?
Nope, sorry, not on board with that.
R8 is tastier, more complex than R10.
Bigger is better. Got it. Don't agree with it, but I got it.
Glad to se LaConner made the list. That is a Good Place as far as I'm
I got some tough ones (for me) thanks to friends on the East Coast and
in Ohio, a recent trip to D.C., and others who travel to Belgium
(Neither Shite nor Jackson have ever brought me an actual beer from
Over There, or Elsewhere for that matter. Therefore, they both suck
and fall not into the friends-that-have-brought-me-beer category.)
Finally, I note with much glee that Orval is not on the list. Of
course, the list includes other (aforementioned) highly crapulent
beers, so insert grain of salt here. And yet, the absence of Orval
gladdens my heart.
Hey, it's a beauty contest (Is Bo Derek really a '10'?) Stone is a
good brewery making good products, but the Bastards are just bad beers.
Not "good", not "ok", not "mediocre". "Bad."
I don't find the beeradvocate site terribly useful (personal opinion
only), but there is a LOT of work there, the advertizing is minimal,
and, frankly, it's a hell of a job. I may quibble with some of the
details, but I am impressed.
Oh, and apologies for the "beer porn" thing. "Must've been high."
Seal Beach, CA
my 2 ***@xb-70.com
* My list:
1 Trappist Westvleteren 12 (Yellow Cap) Brouwerij Westvleteren
6 Trappist Westvleteren 8 (Blue Cap) Brouwerij Westvleteren
7 Andechser Doppelbock Dunkel Klosterbrauerei Andechs
8 Storm King Stout Victory Brewing Company
9 Stone Imperial Russian Stout Stone Brewing Co.
11 Trappistes Rochefort 10 Brasserie de Rochefort
14 YuleSmith AleSmith Brewing Company
15 AleSmith Speedway Stout AleSmith Brewing Company
19 Celebrator Doppelbock Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG
21 Double Bastard Ale Stone Brewing Co.
24 Okocim Porter Browar Okocim S.A.
25 Samuel Smith's Imperial Stout Samuel Smith Old Brewery
26 Wisconsin Belgian Red New Glarus Brewing Company
28 AleSmith IPA AleSmith Brewing Company
29 J.W. Lees Vintage Harvest Ale J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd
33 Shakespeare Stout Rogue Ales
34 Thomas Hardy's Ale O'Hanlon's Brewing Co. Ltd.
35 Imperial Stout Rogue Ales
36 Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter Great Lakes Brewing Company
37 Trappistes Rochefort 8 Brasserie de Rochefort
38 Big Bear Black Stout Bear Republic Brewing Co.
40 Drie Fonteinen Oude Gueuze Drie Fonteinen
42 Duvel Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
43 Stone Ruination IPA Stone Brewing Co.
45 Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Brauerei Weihenstephan
48 Stone India Pale Ale Stone Brewing Co.
49 Aventinus Private Weissbierbrauerei G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
50 Chocolate Stout Rogue Ales
51 Great Lakes Blackout Stout Great Lakes Brewing Company
54 Hop Rod Rye Bear Republic Brewing Co.
58 Fuller's London Porter Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
60 Schneider Weisse Weizenhell (Hefeweizen) Private
63 HopDevil Ale Victory Brewing Company
64 Arrogant Bastard Ale Stone Brewing Co.
65 Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout Samuel Smith Old Brewery
66 Chimay Grande Rserve (Blue / Blauw) Bires de Chimay
67 I2PA - Imperial India Pale Ale Rogue Ales
68 Bell's Expedition Stout Kalamazoo Brewing Company, Inc.
71 Cantillon Gueuze 100% Lambic Brasserie Cantillon
72 Rodenbach Grand Cru Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
73 Harvest Ale Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
75 Guinness Foreign Extra Stout Guinness Ltd.
77 Hennepin Brewery Ommegang
78 Westmalle Trappist Tripel Brouwerij Westmalle
79 Smuttynose IPA Smuttynose Brewing Company
80 Traquair House Ale Traquair House Brewery Lld
81 Fant"me Saison Brasserie Fant"me
86 La Fin Du Monde Unibroue
87 Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout Brooklyn Brewery
89 Alaskan Smoked Porter Alaskan Brewing Co.
92 Celebration Ale Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 Maudite Unibroue
94 Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout North Coast Brewing Co.
95 Trois Pistoles Unibroue 4.24 327
96 Weihenstephaner Korbinian Brauerei Weihenstephan 4.24 102
99 Old Horizontal Victory Brewing Company 4.23 233
100 Obsidian Stout Deschutes Brewery, Inc. 4.23 84
Qualifications (I'm going to claim 32, 56, and 70 for a total of 59 -
but then, if I can't actually remember, it probably shouldn't
12 St. Bernardus Abt 12 Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
13 Abbaye Des Rocs Grand Cru Brasserie de l'Abbaye des Rocs s.a.
16 Abbaye des Rocs Brasserie de l'Abbaye des Rocs s.a.
I've had an Abbaye des Rocs something. White label with red script,
right? If this good, you'd think I'd remember...
32 India Pale Ale (Dry Hopped / Bottleworks) LaConner Brewing
I've had an IPA at the pub (GREAT pub). Dry hopped? I think "yes",
56 Oud Beersel Oude Kriek Vieille Brouwerij Oud Beersel
I've had the distinct pleasure of Oud Beersel Kriek. "Oude Kriek
Vieille"? Dunno. Like Hanssens, had nothing but a pink "white"-wash
mark (a single slash in this case). Hand-carried from the brewery by a
real friend (the brewer was annoyed by the interruption). A TREMENDOUS
69 Sinebrychoff Porter Sinebrychoff Brewery
Pretty sure I had this in the same sitting with the Okocim. I remember
the Oko', but...there was at least one other Baltic Porter, and I don't
remember it either.
70 St. Bernardus Tripel Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV 4.27 133