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Thanks. I'm kind of fatigued with piney IPAs, but I looked up the hops, and those are pretty unusual sounding. I saw that about the charity too. I'll probably give it a try.

I'm not sure why, but I just tried an IPA brewed with Grand Fir from Ft. George and it was really nice. It was pretty subtle.
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Shiner Holiday Cheer by Spoetzl Brewery, Shiner, TX. Loved it two years ago when I first had it. Didn't love it last year. Love it again this year. Maybe I'm just fickle, or maybe it's the budget friendly $11/12. I still think it's weird to have a peach flavored beer in December, but I suppose they were still in season when the batch was brewed. At only 5.4% ABV, I might finish the 12 pack before dinner.
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Imagine my surprise and confusion when the beer I poured tonight was bright pinkish-red, and the can said Sour Face Raspberry and Kiwi Berliner Weiss. I did NOT buy that on purpose. :lol: It's from Mighty Squirrel, so I must've meant to grab Cloud Candy.

I steeled myself to hate it, but it's actually pretty refreshing. The sourness and the fruit balance each other out. I won't buy it again (intentionally, anyway) but will finish the 4-pack. It's the first beer I've had in ages that wasn't an IPA, a porter, or a stout. Even though I barely recognize it as beer, I can imagine enjoying it on a hot summer night.
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I was given something to try by a friend. A Blueberry Chocolate Coffee Vanilla Sour by Collective Arts. It was absolutely awful. Friends shouldn't let friends drink sours. It was vile. No idea why sours are so popular.
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Sour is an acquired taste...but so is bitter, which is why many people dislike beer in general. That said, I haven't acquired a taste for sour. It's tolerable at best.
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Sours are awesome. I don't know what you actually tried, but I wouldn't consider anything labeled "Blueberry Chocolate Coffee Vanilla" a sour. Instead, it's like someone is doing everything they can to hide the fact that you're drinking a sour by adding random flavors and likely making it taste like vomit in the process. I'm all for flavored drinks, but that looks to be about 3 flavors too many.
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Definitely too many flavors, but it was also definitely sour as it made me pucker. It was as if someone was trying to add anything they could think of that are normally popular together in one form or another. And apparently it's a popular one. I don't get it.

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To me, a sour makes a fine palate cleanser, but I don't want to drink more than one or two. At 5.0% ABV the "Sour Face" that I tried is obviously meant to be sessionable. I did drink all four last night, but enjoyed each one less than the one before.
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Kraken wrote: Sat Jan 02, 2021 2:45 pm Sour is an acquired taste...but so is bitter, which is why many people dislike beer in general. That said, I haven't acquired a taste for sour. It's tolerable at best.
I just can't do sours.
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Sours are fine in shot-glass volumes at beer samplings. They get tiresome before finishing a can or bottle.

I was disappointed the supermarket I was at today had no Celebration Ale remaining. I'll have to try another -- I was able to get it into March last year.
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Scuzz wrote: Sun Dec 20, 2020 5:32 pm I bought a 6 pack of these yesterday and while it is probably the hoppiest beer I have had in a while I really liked it. A very different hop/taste profile. Not fruity and not terribly bitter.

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I have finally come to the conclusion that I do not like IPAs anymore. I hate the hazy, fruity, sweet NE IPAs, and now I just don't care for West Coast or Midwest IPAs anymore. Drinking a Celebration right now and it is OK, but I would rather be drinking something else. My favorite styles of beers now is Vienna Lagers, Bocks, and weizens. Basically anything a brewery cannot get away with adding a bunch of adjuncts. Belgian and traditional sours are basically extinct on local shelves now being taken over by fruity lactose or hazy IPAs, fruited kettle sours, and pastry stouts. There are more labels then ever but the beer I want is ever decreasing.

2020 was obviously an odd year. I ended up visiting a bunch of new to me taprooms. A buddy had got sent home to work and he had to get out of the house on weekends so he called on me to help him out. We ended up going to 2-5 breweries every weekend while the state was open. Found out most of the beer in MN is mediocre as it is in every state. I think 2021 will take me afar again and even 2022 will take me back to Europe and maybe Asia. I need to get to Scotland, Belgium, Germany, and Poland before I die. Wouldn't mine going to the Czech Republic, Italy, Spain, and France. A little beer, wine, food, and site seeing. Japan, South Korea, and Australia are also on my list hopefully before the bad pandemic hits because I won't be after that.
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Texas Yuengling
Posttsville, Pennsylvania-based D.G. Yuengling & Son Inc. on Jan. 14 announced the first step in its westward expansion with distribution of its iconic beers into Texas later this year. The beer will be brewed at Molson Coors Fort Worth plant.

The expansion is part of a joint venture with the Molson Coors Beverage Company to increase Yuengling’s reach outside of its 22-state East Coast footprint, providing access to the brewery’s portfolio to millions of beer fans in the Lone Star state. The brewery anticipates rolling out beer to Texas retail locations in the fall of 2021.
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I'm in Philly and I never drink Yuengling.

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Smooth, luxurious. I will be back for more, my love!

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