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Downriver

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Ha! Knowing you, I hope you put some kind of french drain in under that thing lol.
 

MikeUSMC

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Ha! Knowing you, I hope you put some kind of french drain in under that thing lol.
BAHAHAHAHA!!! That’s EXACTLY what I did, Rick! 🤣 That PVC pipe that’s coming out from the bottom goes 2ft down into a (buried) 5 gallon bucket, filled with crushed stone, with holes in the bottom of it! There’s a swamp directly behind my house and the water table back there is literally only about a foot down from the surface. You should’ve seen what a total PITA it was, pouring the concrete into the 6 sonotubes for the piers for the shed, lol. I didn’t want to put the tubes in, then shovel the concrete directly in and try to displace the water, so I wrapped heavy duty garbage bags around the bottoms of the tubes and tried holding them underwater while I filled them. Freakin’ things were floating around like buoys in the ocean the whole time I was trying to backfill around them 😳 Trying to keep the centers lined up with the string lines I set up almost gave me a stroke :rofl: I think the whole neighborhood heard me screaming curse words that they didn’t even know existed that day 😉
 

stettoman

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Paging @stettoman…

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Everybody’s always saying how great New England style IPAs from the Northeast are, myself included, but this one (from Fargo, ND) is right up there with the best of ‘em! Vic Secret is my favorite hop too! Thanks again, brother!

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Ah Mike, so glad you like it. The Freak Parade is my favorite local so far. Doubles are somehow losing their status around here, a lot are being discontinued in favor of the whims of their saloon clientele, some weird shi' gettin' stocked. Yes, they dropped Freak Parade. Yet I campaign, yes?

I'm going to miss the locals here, they really get into competing with their neighbors. I'm told that a lot of the breweries where I'm going are "ok".

I hope not, I'm not OK with "ok".
 

peppersproutfarm

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It's that time of year again folks. Pumpkin beers are starting to hit the shelves. First one this year for me is "punkin ale" by Dogfish Head brewery. Setting the bar high in my opinion with this brown ale. It's smooth with a low bitterness. Quite balanced with subtle pumpkin and spice flavors. I'm a pretty big fan of pumpkin especially when they balance in nicely as they have done here. Highly recommend picking up a six-pack of this stuff. 7%abv IMG_20210919_140601605.jpg IMG_20210919_140630821.jpg
 

stettoman

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Went to the local steakhouse for some waygu and had some killer beer. 7D034885-9580-4FF8-A64D-0E660CCB943E.jpeg A99A48A8-E8DA-434F-AEFA-35C07798B384.jpeg EF18F1AE-8DDE-4777-BF8F-E95EA7FBA91B.jpeg

Hrmm, not to get picky, but that's pretty close to near-beer where I live. No doubt it's yummy, but you won't be squeezing a full pork chop outta that can... :party:
 
picture purge from last couple weeks

mini beer tour in Kitchener on last weekend of summer and down just outside of Montreal over this past weekend.

had to try the blackberry glitter beer because why not.

the clear counterpoint one is a Jamaican inspired Jackfruit and ginger . I actually could see it as a base for a cocktail instead of ginger beer.

the cloudy one below it is a Sour IPA with Raspberry, Rhubarb & Vanilla from Bellwoods.

the first lagabiere was flunk 2, second was cloches, not pictured but I also had a glass of aruca

only a couple picture of the different overhop beers l have cracked into so far.
they range from solid to outstanding , although I found out the hard way you need to start pouring the over juice immediately after cracking.

the exploding juice in the artwork turns out to be a funtional warning. lol


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MikeUSMC

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Other Half has been on the shelves at my local spot since the beginning of Summer, and I couldn’t be happier 🥳 I grabbed all of these last Friday

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I’ve yet to try a beer from there that I haven’t seriously enjoyed. They put out some bangers :cheers:
 

The Hot Pepper

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Damn Mike, I remember the old days, this place was a hole in the wall, they had a space about 12x12 lol, now they actually have the whole damn block, super huge brewery and tap room. I used to buy cans and send to friends, now, I am glad they are out there!
 

The Hot Pepper

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@Ashen what pop-up are you closest to?

Rochester, NY
Saturdays from 11am-4pm
109 South Union Street, Rochester, NY

Buffalo, NY
Every Saturday 11am to 5pm for to go only.
1 Seneca Street, on the plaza in front of Buffalo’s only skyscraper
 
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