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  1. jukeboxgroove

    jukeboxgroove Well-Known Member

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    Hahaha NG is overrated AF!!!! Fruits are awesome and some of the Thumbprints, but aside from that, they might as well be Sierra Nevada to me
     
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    I'll fully admit - I know NG for Spotted Cow and their fruits. SC is a classic for me - I wouldn't sell my plasma for it, but I would go out of my way to get my fix.

    But the fruit beers I had were incredible. I know one was a tart cherry (maybe just cherry), a cran-apple thing, and a raspberry.

    My opinion of NG could be like someone thinking, "New Belgium must be the best brewery in CO, because La Folie is amazing!"
     
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    SC is solid and refreshing AF. Sounds like you and Wisconsin Belgian Red (cherry), Cranbic, and Raspberry Tart

    That last sentence is spot on
     
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    jukeboxgroove Well-Known Member

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    Eagle Park Brewing in Milwaukee has taken over as my new favorite WI brewery. They are absolutely killing it!!! Tons of quality beers. NEIPAS, Milkshakes and Imperial Milk stouts galore!!!! I've only been once and was that impressed by them. I had to get flights cuz I wanted to try so many. I never get flights

    I'll be there on Weds after I see Aquaman
     
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    Has anyone flown with beer in their luggage? I’m in Utah and can’t drink around the Mormon family, but I want to bring back some of my old favorites I haven’t had in 6 years
     
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    Plenty of times. I would suggest buying styrofoam shippers from U-Haul for bottles (6 or 12 to a box). You can actually just check the box as luggage if you want.

    If you can't use styrofoam shippers, just make sure the beers are very, very well packed. Airlines don't give a shit about fragile stickers. Use bubble wrap, ziploc bags, anything you can to protect the beers.
     
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    Yep, you have to check it. I have packed boxes and just checked that or put it in my suitcase wrapped well with clothes.

    We had a beer share with some friends at our hotel during 311 Day 2014 and that's how I brought my beers.
     
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    Might only be like 3 12 oz bottles or so. Could probably wrap in clothes on my checked luggage
     
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    Nothing wrong with taking as many precautions as you can / want to afford. But for a few small bottles - that's no problem and should work.

    Our worst nightmare is getting the baggage handlers from Toy Story 2. And even if that happens. bottles should survive it if halfway decently padded.
     
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    I got a bottle of Dogfish's Immort Ale from one of my shops for $3.50.

    I thought it was a great price, and might get some more to cellar. Turns out, the bottles they have are from 2016, so it's got a head start. But for that price, I'll definitely grab a few more to play around with aging.
     
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    When you say cellar, how long do you mean?

    I’ve kept some barrel aged stouts that added another profile over time but I’ve always thought it best to “drink fresh” when buying premium beer.
     
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    I love Dogfish but never had that one. It's a smokey ale? If so I'd have to pass.
     
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    Damn that's cool. Have you had it fresh?
     
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    Ya aging really only applies to stronger, darker beers like this, strings, barleywine, stouts and then sours.

    Everything else should be fresh especially IPAs
     
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    I made the mistake of saving a beer with honey (no bourbon) and it tasted like a cigar.
     

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