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#1621179 Being Crafty

Posted by WarrantMan on 19 March 2019 - 08:16 PM

I can't say I've had all their beers, but can say that all I've had have been amazing! These dudes are cranking out some seriously great beer. Just tried this one tonight. I generally prefer a darker heavier beer, "but" I've gotta say this one might just be my new favorite.  Great flavor, silky smooth, slight citrus backtone, 8% ABV totally unnoticeable. From my perspective, "two" thumbs up and a couple more fingers.  From Edmund's Oast  Charleston, SC - "Plasma Gun." 





#1620765 Being Crafty

Posted by WarrantMan on 17 March 2019 - 09:09 PM

An odd symbiotic relationship finds me in a unique position. This being, that a local craft beer store sells my sauces. They sell quite a bit actually. As a beer "customer" prior to "vendor", they have seized on this, which is to say, I haven't made a "lot" of money there, but have made a helluva lot of beer.... if you follow. A decent trade, not so much shuffling of money, but of stocking fridge.  ;) This allows for great sampling of stuff and I am really keen on trying "local"  brews.


I mentioned in prior posts, some local breweries who have excelled greatly - Edmund's Oast, Palmetto Brewery, Westbrook and a couple others. There really is a great local scene blossoming with some great beer. The one to follow has a few different offerings (I shared one called "Church Lady" before) by a company called Revelry Brewing. It was 'ok' at best. Love to give good props to local dudes, would love to do so here but cannot.











They charge a premium for their beer as with some of the proven folks, but it just ain't quite there yet in my opinion. Yes, it is a decent stout, but sub-par for the price. One time deal for me.... I have great hopes for these dudes and hope they make it, but they gotta "up their game."

#1620756 Being Crafty

Posted by WarrantMan on 17 March 2019 - 08:34 PM

Grass Snake,


Sure wished I could remember, but so long ago...   "Memories bring Diamonds and Rust"...



#1620718 Being Crafty

Posted by WarrantMan on 17 March 2019 - 06:54 PM

Saint Arnold and Saint Patrick were homies I think...


Grass Snake,


I love a good Bock beer. Fell in love with it in the late 1980's when military service found me in Lisbon, Portugal. They had a beer there called "Super Bock." It came in a very large bottle (can't recall exactly the size) but do recall that the monetary exchange rate was 100 Escudos per American dollar. The beer cost 23 Escudos. It was then and to date, the greatest "cheap beer" I've ever had. Haven't had it since however..  I was only accustomed to average corporate American beer at the time so it was a new experience. It has stuck with me ever since. I think of it everytime I see a "Bock." 


Slainte'   :cheers:



#1620391 Smoke Somethin, Bitch

Posted by WarrantMan on 15 March 2019 - 10:35 PM

Good job! Looks killer. Keep on trucking, fine tune as you go!  :cheers:

#1619910 Pepper People are the Best

Posted by WarrantMan on 13 March 2019 - 09:12 PM

Not scientific research by any stretch, but in a lifetime vocation of dealing with as*holes, here I've found the polar opposite.


An amalgamation of really cool folks, from all walks of life, all points on the globe.


This thread bears witness and proves beyond doubt, indeed Pepper People are the Best!


I challenge any who may read to prove otherwise.


In public view and without anonymity, I stand proud to say!


Cheers!  :cheers:



#1619899 Pepper People are the Best

Posted by WarrantMan on 13 March 2019 - 08:20 PM

The original recipe "hurt my feelings."  More so than I care to share again. Thought I got "punked" looked for cameras.  Great God!




Still bragging on yours - but the Sweet Thai was killer and long gone...



#1619889 Join The New Sauce Order, Recruiting Now!

Posted by WarrantMan on 13 March 2019 - 08:00 PM

Been down the long road myself. Ordered the set. 


Best wishes in your endeavor!





#1618823 Being Crafty

Posted by WarrantMan on 09 March 2019 - 09:14 PM

Thanks bud. It was weird I admit. But the guys were always cool to me so I accepted the invite, totally blind as to what to do or expect.


Found out later that the promoters wanted a "different option" for the women, which was why I was invited. Lot's of beer drinking dudes with wives/girlfriends in tow. Not so much beer drinkers. But they killed the wine! The Almost Cognac was the biggest hit followed by the Banana that was an oddity to most. Once they tried it - they kept coming back for more (19% ABV) I recall.


It was the second annual event and I'm not sure 100%  what killed it (there hasn't been another) but I think maybe it was that folks went to the homebrewer/crafter section more than the commercial guys for better beer. (at least that what rumor has it.) Why spend money for "regular"  beer when you can get all you want of better beer in the homebrew area for no additional cost? No brainer. So the commercial guys pulled out. Such a shame. Such a cool event for the participants ... as well as the crafters.  It is my hope that somebody may promote a totally "home crafter" event in the future. I'd love to be a part of that...


Edit: I hijacked the thread. Not my intent, Beer pics henceforth. My apologies.

#1618800 Being Crafty

Posted by WarrantMan on 09 March 2019 - 07:25 PM



Not so far off, perhaps a box may find way for you to sample likewise. The past several years some really good breweries have emerged in the greater Charleston area. A few off-hand of note: Edmund’s Oast, Westbrook, Frothy Beard, Tradesman (from my video) Holy City Brewing, Revelry Brewing and one I had just earlier Rusty Bull. All have their merits no doubt.


Several years ago, I participated (at the behest of a local brew supply shop) in an event called “Brew Ha Ha.” I am a hobby vintner and was invited as a contender in the “home brew” contest at the event. Event goers were given special coins to leave at the booth of the participant they thought “most worthy.” In the end the coins were counted for public vote. Me (my team) finished 10th of 19 contenders.  Didn’t win any prizes but had a helluva time especially as I was the only wine guy in a beer contest.  I think I gave away about 40 bottles of wine in tastings….

The pic to follow was my booth with my “special lady friend.” 





I will leave a link to show all the contestants. The winners of the home brew event were called “Octohops.” They have since emerged here as a wonderful tap house called Common House Ales. I look forward to these guys to keep running hard and begin canning, they have some excellent beers. They won that particular event and rightfully so. Their establishment stays packed when they are open and I’d bet money not so far off they will be mainstream. You saw it here first!





In edit: The steaks were great!


#1618629 Being Crafty

Posted by WarrantMan on 08 March 2019 - 08:12 PM

shout out to luvmesump3pp3rz -   Very full bodied IPA and silky smooth! Just before putting on the steaks... delicious!



#1618075 Pepper People are the Best

Posted by WarrantMan on 06 March 2019 - 09:31 PM



With a lump in my throat I say "thank you." That's what it's all about!

The honor is mine  :cheers:


and luvmesump3pp3rz  ....      :beer: 



edit:  bad GIF.... but - great beer!!!


#1618058 Pepper People are the Best

Posted by WarrantMan on 06 March 2019 - 08:40 PM

Word to the wise - Iron Mike does not play. Great stuff, use caution!  :onfire:  PPATB!

#1618025 Pepper People are the Best

Posted by WarrantMan on 06 March 2019 - 07:09 PM

I am honored to have a seat on this party train that keeps a rollin'... A very unique club indeed. I received this at my door today....





luvmesump3pp3rz  sent a few brews from Connecticut. Great goodness, what a delight! I've never had any of these before. They all sound wonderful! Just so happens, I've been working weekends, so for me, tonight is "Friday" night...  Timing couldn't be better! Cheers Kev! 


I won't tire of saying it - Pepper People are the Best ! 



#1618019 Pepper People are the Best

Posted by WarrantMan on 06 March 2019 - 06:51 PM



It may be hackneyed to say it again,  but that smoked Serrano powder is without a doubt incredible. I am still rocking that bottle and to date have used it on more things than I can mention. But, my first and still favorite is buttered/salted corn-on-the cob with that powder sprinkled on it. Quite simply - perfect!