Anybody we know?

Discussion in 'Out & About' started by RossKean, Dec 8, 2019.

  1. RossKean

    RossKean Active Member

    Ruckus.jpg At our local liquor store...
     
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  2. Bob

    Bob Active Member

    I'd say damurph... usually too busy riding to drink. LOL
     
  3. skibum69

    skibum69 Well-Known Member

    any good?
     
  4. RossKean

    RossKean Active Member

    I haven't tried it yet. So many local "craft" beers that it is hard to try them all.

    I put the "craft" in quotation marks because it is getting to the point where EVERYONE seems to be making and selling beer. They think that labeling it as a "craft" beer means it is automatically superior. I have tried a bunch of the local ones and have been disappointed far more often than pleasantly surprised. I have encountered "unfiltered" beers that are sludgy rather than cloudy, IPA's that are hopped to the point where they are astringent, and many that are undercarbonated, overcarbonated or just plain spoiled tasting. The biggest problem that a lot of the micro-breweries encounter is consistency and quality control. You might get a great one today and the next time you buy, it is horrible.

    I will eventually give this one a try, if only because of the name and label art.
     
  5. Trash

    Trash Active Member

    It can’t be Murph without the helmet and trademark dayglo jacket! ;)
     
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  6. Bob

    Bob Active Member

    Incognito...:cool:
     
  7. skibum69

    skibum69 Well-Known Member

    Being somewhere north of 10 000 different beers in my life I can tell you the range is insane, especially now with so many new brewers inventing new things. I would agree that locally the depth of experience is pretty low and yes consistency is one of the hardest things to pin down. Plenty of these folks do not have a whole lot of experience beyond pomebrewing and they're still finding their way. That being said there are a few doing really good work which is nice and hopefully the ones lagging behind stay in business long enough to get their beers dialled. What brewery is that Ruckus?
     
  8. RossKean

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  9. RossKean

    RossKean Active Member


    I agree that there are a few great micro-brews and a few talented brewmasters around but maybe one in five get it right consistently. The others don't last long.
     
  10. Jim C-G

    Jim C-G Active Member

    I'll try almost any beer once. Seriously thinking of steeping up my wine and beer making game and getting a still. That may have to wait until I figure out where I will be living in 2 years.
     
  11. RossKean

    RossKean Active Member

    I made beer from back in grad school days (1976 or so!). Gave it up in the mid '80's and made wine for 15 years or so. Haven't done either in almost 15 years and hope to get back into it eventually. I still have all my "stuff". I have tried making wine from purchased juice but prefer the simplicity of a decent quality kit. Same with beer - never got into starting with barley malt (or malting my own). Not that dedicated, I guess.
     
  12. HunterSon

    HunterSon Active Member

    I wish someone local would make a nice rich ESB. I am so tired of IPAs. Last count at the local liquor store there were nearly 30 different IPAs. Nine Locks in Dartmouth makes a nice ESB.
     
  13. skibum69

    skibum69 Well-Known Member

    I have on of the new better beer kits at home waiting for me to put it on. I bought it as soon as I saw the word "saison" on it. Apparently it's pretty good.
     
  14. Bob

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  15. skibum69

    skibum69 Well-Known Member

    Yes, the Newfoundland distillery is making good stuff and last I heard there was another one in the works.
     
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  17. skibum69

    skibum69 Well-Known Member

    We drink a lot of their seaweed gin:p
     
  18. Bob

    Bob Active Member

    I'll bring along a few snorts when I drop by your place again next Summer. ;)
     
  19. skibum69

    skibum69 Well-Known Member

    Yay! Stay for awhile this time.
     
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