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#361

There’s a Toronto brewery that makes something called “Peculiar”, which I can only imagine is an homage to Old Peculier. http://www.lcbo.com/lcbo/product/granite-brewery-peculiar-strong-ale/686980#.W0z4Gi0vyUl


#362

Yeah, it’s the favorite brew of the inspector’s ex-noble (he gave up his titles) sidekick Melrose Plant, and he orders/tries to order it at least once in every book of the series afaIk.


#363

Sadly, not in my relatively remote, rural town. But I have fond, fond memories of Theakston’s and the other fine Yorkshire ales from my days studying at Leeds.

Oh, those Riggwelter hangovers…


#364

Look at you all fancy and stuff! I’m drinking the wine my husband uses for cooking, because there’s nothing else to drink at home and I had a looong day :wine_glass:


#365

It’s available at a few better bars and stores. Top notch!


#366

Nice to know I can get it if I ever manage to get to the states!


#367

Its not a stout…


#368

I wouldn’t go about calling Riggwelter a Theakstons beer. Its from Black Sheep Brewery and they are not best of friends! :slight_smile:


#369

I’ve been fooling around with Aperol liqueueuer (I can never remember how to spell that)-based cocktails, usually pretty low-alcohol to allow for sustained drinking during long games. The classic Aperol spritzer is Aperol/Soda/Prosecco but that requires committing to going through a whole bottle of prosecco in one night. Some substitute versions attempted have been Aperol+Grapefruit soda+beer, Aperol+soda+gin, etc. One of the hallmarks of our regular game night is the ongoing “game of weird drink combinations” that we continue to play. So far, heifeweizen+gin+Sriracha sauce is winning.


#370

You’re right, of course. But it was the closest analogy I could think of at the time. It doesn’t work like an Ale to my - it’s too… umm… thick… more like a porter really but… um…

Yeah, it’s Peculier!


#371

It’s not really that rare in the US, and I have to say…(sorry) it’s just fine. It’s OK. It’s lovely, and I wouldn’t kick it out of bed (obviously, kicking a beer out of your bed would be quite messy).

I have found a Dogfishhead 120-Minute IPA, which is like finding diamonds when you’re mining for gold. Normally you can get the 60-, 75-, and 90-Minute, which are all typical IPAs, they ramp up in citric bitterness and heat, but the 120…it’s different.

It’s like silky dark chocolate milk that punches you in the face with a leather glove from the Vatican when you were only expecting some lovely fresh orange juice.


#372

:face_with_raised_eyebrow:

I don’t trust your opinion on beer.

There are too many IPAs and it needs to stop.


#373

Might I recommend the Frank Collins for your weird cocktails?


#374

Frankly, I’m tempted.


#375

YOU TAKE THAT BACK! Old P is just… well it’s… Well, I can only drink one, but I really enjoy it!


#376

I agree, there are too many IPAs, and the 120 Minute Dogfishhead has no taste characteristics of an IPA, it’s much more like a rich malty Porter, or a really hoppy Imperial Stout.

But to say you don’t trust my opinion is going a little too far! I take offense! I’ve forgotten more beers than you’ve ever tried!

(Of course, the “forgetting” part may be due to the fact that there was a lot of beer involved.)


#377

Too far?? “Too far” is saying my favourite beer is only “okay”!! :rage:

(Really I just don’t like pale beers :stuck_out_tongue: )


#378

I don’t, either. The 120 is not a pale beer, I have no idea why they even say it’s an IPA.

I will admit this: Old P was the best beer I’d ever had at the time I had tried it, and is in my top 20 of all time.


I almost just responded with a facepalm emoji to both of you, but honestly, I’d try it once, too.


#379

Beer sucks. :wink: :rofl:


#380

No! You suck! Runs off crying