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Old 01-22-2013, 05:50 AM
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I looked for that Purity Vodka - it isn't sold in Colorado... grr... what does a bottle go for?
I got a bottle for free but a bottle sell for around 40 € in Europe (I think that's like 50 USD).

Found this website where you can order a bottle for 43 USD + shipping.
http://www.drinkupny.com/ProductDeta...S1191&CartID=1
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Old 01-22-2013, 02:06 PM
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There are no micro-brewery fans?
We have 3 good breweries in our area.
http://www.kenairiverbrewing.com/Our_Beer.html
http://kassiksbrew.com/Ontap.html
http://steliasbrewingco.com/?page_id=77
Currently have a pig (2.25 gallons) of Naptown Nut Brown in the frig, she who must be obeyed has requested a growler of IPA.
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Old 01-22-2013, 02:45 PM
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There are no micro-brewery fans?
We have 3 good breweries in our area.
http://www.kenairiverbrewing.com/Our_Beer.html
http://kassiksbrew.com/Ontap.html
http://steliasbrewingco.com/?page_id=77
Currently have a pig (2.25 gallons) of Naptown Nut Brown in the frig, she who must be obeyed has requested a growler of IPA.
I'm a big fan of micro-brew and I like to try new beers from al over the world.

At the liquor stores in Sweden you can normaly buy several American micro-brews (ex Samuel Adams, Brooklyn, Shipyard, Lagunitas, Napa Smith, Flying dog etc). Two of my favorites are Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA and Yeti from Great Divide Brewing.

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Old 01-22-2013, 03:02 PM
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Nice! We have much to discuss. I see we have similar palates.

Trying a new rum from Panama. Have yet to crack it open...

Also some absolutely increíble Tequila my brother in law brought me from Mexico...


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I'm a big fan of micro-brew and I like to try new beers from al over the world.

At the liquor stores in Sweden you can normaly buy several American micro-brews (ex Samuel Adams, Brooklyn, Shipyard, Lagunitas, Napa Smith, Flying dog etc). Two of my favorites are Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA and Yeti from Great Divide Brewing.
See if you talk them into getting Avery "Maharaja" IIPA.
You'll thank me, it's that good. (100+IBU, 10+ abv, and smooooth)
http://averybrewing.com/our-ales/maharaja/
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Old 01-22-2013, 06:12 PM
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I got a bottle for free but a bottle sell for around 40 € in Europe (I think that's like 50 USD).

Found this website where you can order a bottle for 43 USD + shipping.
http://www.drinkupny.com/ProductDeta...S1191&CartID=1
thanks - I'm headed to vegas 1st week of Feb - there are a number of places I can get a bottle there!
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Old 01-22-2013, 06:16 PM
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Old 01-22-2013, 06:18 PM
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There are no micro-brewery fans?
We have 3 good breweries in our area.
http://www.kenairiverbrewing.com/Our_Beer.html
http://kassiksbrew.com/Ontap.html
http://steliasbrewingco.com/?page_id=77
Currently have a pig (2.25 gallons) of Naptown Nut Brown in the frig, she who must be obeyed has requested a growler of IPA.
there are tons of micro-breweries around here - Grimm Bros is a fave and quite new 3 year and counting:
http://www.grimmbrosbrewhouse.com/

Love Left-Hand just up the road:
http://www.lefthandbrewing.com/verify-age

My favorite that's been around a while is O'Dell's:
https://odellbrewing.com/

Back to Spirits - this is a client of ours:
http://www.dancingpinesdistillery.com/

I have a number of their products - their bourbon is good, rum is ok, their walnut-liqueur is AWESOME (no longer available) - their Chai Liqueur I could bath in...

Dancing Pines just took a ton of medals in this year's spirits shows... yummy....
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:54 PM
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See if you talk them into getting Avery "Maharaja" IIPA.
You'll thank me, it's that good. (100+IBU, 10+ abv, and smooooth)
http://averybrewing.com/our-ales/maharaja/
Both my liquor stores carry Avery - only one has the Maharaja though... I'll try to get a couple tomorrow.
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Since Marcus says coffee is ok...

This is from this morning.
Kenya Gatomboya SL 28 & SL 34, and Ethiopia Jimma Tencho & Welinso. Espresso blend light/medium roast. 30 grams ristretto. 58% brew ratio in 35 seconds.

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The most amazing Vodka in my stash (freezer to be exact) is XO. A bartender girlfriend of mine back in the day turned me on to it. Beyond smooth. 9 times distilled and micro-oxygenated.
See what reviewers say about it:
http://vodka.findthebest.com/m/l/105/Jean-Marc-XO

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IPA from Lagunitas Brewery of Petalum, CA. Awesome beer. 6.2% alcohol. I came of age in WA state back when beer was limited to 3.2%. Their Little Sumpin' Ale is pretty wild and a bit stronger - 7.5%.

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Old 01-23-2013, 03:04 AM
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See if you talk them into getting Avery "Maharaja" IIPA.
You'll thank me, it's that good. (100+IBU, 10+ abv, and smooooth)
http://averybrewing.com/our-ales/maharaja/
Thanks for the recommendation! I haven’t seen Avery around here. But I'm probably going over to the US a couple of times this spring in business anyway and then I will hit a bar or liquor store and give it a go.
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IPA from Lagunitas Brewery of Petalum, CA. Awesome beer. 6.2% alcohol. I came of age in WA state back when beer was limited to 3.2%. Their Little Sumpin' Ale is pretty wild and a bit stronger - 7.5%.

Lagunitas is one of my favorite regarding the American micro-breweries and their beer are sold at the more well sorted liquor stores here. And I'm fully with you there, their IPA is really good.
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Old 01-23-2013, 06:27 AM
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thanks - I'm headed to vegas 1st week of Feb - there are a number of places I can get a bottle there!
Nice! Report here after you have tried it.
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Since Marcus says coffee is ok...

This is from this morning.
Kenya Gatomboya SL 28 & SL 34, and Ethiopia Jimma Tencho & Welinso. Espresso blend light/medium roast. 30 grams ristretto. 58% brew ratio in 35 seconds.

So Mat... Is that coffee as thick as it looks? Almost looks like a shake!

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I drink black coffee all morning.

I drink water all afternoon. Sometimes when I work out and my body craves something more, I drink Powerade Zero.

At night, I may have beer or scotch, although I am trying to lose weight for baseball season, so I am limiting myself to a glass of barber wine, which is exactly what it sounds like: wine that my barber makes. Around Memorial Day or so, I'll stating working in a little more beer and scotch.
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Lagunitas is one of my favorite regarding the American micro-breweries and their beer are sold at the more well sorted liquor stores here. And I'm fully with you there, their IPA is really good.
Glad to hear they have international exposure. I get a good deal on their IPA at Costco: $24 for a case. Great beer and $1 a bottle? What's not to like?
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Glad to hear they have international exposure. I get a good deal on their IPA at Costco: $24 for a case. Great beer and $1 a bottle? What's not to like?
That's a nice price. A bottle of Lagunita costs around 3 USD over here.

But then I imagine you pay more for say Belgian, German and Czech beer then us Europeans instead, so I guess it evens out in the long run.
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So Mat... Is that coffee as thick as it looks? Almost looks like a shake!

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Oh that was coffee? I thought it was soup.
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Since Marcus says coffee is ok...

This is from this morning.
Kenya Gatomboya SL 28 & SL 34, and Ethiopia Jimma Tencho & Welinso. Espresso blend light/medium roast. 30 grams ristretto. 58% brew ratio in 35 seconds.

Looks great!

I will try to snap a pic of my shots tomorrow morning from Miss Silvia. Yummy stuff!
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So Mat... Is that coffee as thick as it looks? Almost looks like a shake!

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In fact yes. The crema (foamy layer) on top of the espresso is thick and airy. The espresso itself is still thicker than coffee, since espresso is essentially a concentrated version of coffee, and has a lot of the bean oils in it. So it suppose to feel smooth and oily/creamy if it is made well.


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Oh that was coffee? I thought it was soup.
Like beans and tomatoes soup?


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Looks great!

I will try to snap a pic of my shots tomorrow morning from Miss Silvia. Yummy stuff!
Ah, the famous little Miss Silvia.
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