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TheJason

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#3325949 Panthers draft hat has been unveiled:

Posted by TheJason on 18 April 2015 - 12:41 PM

Oh, and because baseball was mentioned, obligatory:

 

fug.The.Giants.




#3325829 Post Your Local Craft Breweries Here!

Posted by TheJason on 18 April 2015 - 10:24 AM

You might want to write out the word blackjack next time you say took off for a little BJ with the wife lmao.


I knew what I was doing.

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#3325629 Post Your Local Craft Breweries Here!

Posted by TheJason on 18 April 2015 - 02:13 AM

So here's the thing with Pliny The Elder, and this is going to be a very long post, so if you aren't interested, move the fug along nothing to see here; it's difficult to get because the people at Russian River are (from what I hear) somewhat difficult to work with. The best comparison I've heard is like a Steve Jobs. He was very particular and if you didn't do things the way he wanted, you're fuged.

For example, the liquor store I buy most of my craft brew at here in Livermore is called Perry's and is owned by a guy that also owns a craft beer bar downtown called The Beer Baron. He had a distribution arrangement setup with Russian River (which is hard enough to get as it is, they intentionally short the market to keep demand high) to be able to sell their 750mL bottles in his store (yes, 750mL bottles, because RR refuses to do 22oz. bombers like everyone else on the planet, fugers).

Well, he decided to sell the Pliny in his other establishment as well, and they basically Vegas-Al-Capone-style blacklisted him for life.

Another one is that a pizza place I used to go to all the time in Fremont has 32 micro brews on tap rotating. The guy there told me RR won't distribute to them, because years ago the City of Fremont denied permits to RR for like a brewpub location and so now RR won't distribute to anyone in that city.

BevMo is a huge chain liquor store here in Cali, and RR won't even distribute to them (which is a godsend contract if you make craft beer) because BevMo wouldn't guarantee cooler space, just space on the shelf like everyone else. Russian River didn't want someone to pickup a beer and drink it warm and god forbid not like it, so they declined.

That being said, they deserve to have their beer experienced under their terms, because it is widely considered throughout the beer world as exceptional, and it is. So they are very careful about who they distribute to, and again, they intentionally short the market to keep a cult-like status.

Anyway, enough of my rambling. Yes, I get Pliny all the time. I live a couple of hours drive from the brewery, so my wife and I will take a trip out that way every few months and I'll buy a couple cases of Pliny as well as Blind Pig (which I actually like better than Pliny, but both are great beers). While out there, we typically stop at Bear Republic in Healdsburg (of Racer 5 fame) and Lagunitas in Petaluma.

I don't know what the laws are for shipping alcohol, but so long as we aren't breaking any rules I'd be happy to buy you a case and ship it to you. Just pay me for the cost of the beer and shipping, I certainly won't mark it up or anything. I'll PM you next time I go out there, which will hopefully be soon because I'm out of BP and only have two Pliny's left that I've been saving for Warriors playoff basketball. :cheers:

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I was just at beer barons. Took off for the card place for a little BJ on a date night with wife and ran into a couple Raider OL (Khalif Barnes and Matt McCants)

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#3325626 Post Your Local Craft Breweries Here!

Posted by TheJason on 18 April 2015 - 02:09 AM

Wait a second.... there's two Panther fans in Livermore?

I need to make it down sometime next year and watch a game. Being the only Panther fan at the bar gets old.


montsta is the only other Panthers, A's and Dubs fan I know that I haven't spawned from my own seed. That he lives in Livermore as well is crazy.


#3325266 Post Your Local Craft Breweries Here!

Posted by TheJason on 17 April 2015 - 06:09 PM

I've got one of those shirts too! I love it!

My next post will be eight bridges.

And yes, Maui Waui is an awesome frickin beer. It even smells like weed.

 

 

I have yet to go into 8 bridges. That it's in a random location hasn't helped. But I've had them at last years art festival.

 

You mentioned Faction in another post, I'm going to check them out. I just took over a property in Emeryville (property sharing parking lot with Home Depot), so should have some time.

 

 

Fun fact about Emeryville, the AMC movie theater there has a full bar. You're welcome.




#3325039 Post Your Local Craft Breweries Here!

Posted by TheJason on 17 April 2015 - 03:08 PM

So I'll start.

Altamont Beer Works
Livermore, CA

This place is the most trendy brewery for locals to go to. They fill growlers here for $10 and will even fill a growler from a different brewery, so long as you buy one of their branded neoprene sleeves to go over it. They don't do pints here, except on Thursdays, which is keep the pint glass night. They've told me the pint restriction has something to do with their landlord not wanting the place to be a "bar" per se. They do flights for $6-$7, and you usually get five or six flavors. They rotate in their seasonals and substitute the core beers as needed throughout the year on their flights. They also have a pretty awesome barbecue food truck that stays outside on the weekends.

What To Try There:

Hella Hoppy, DIPA
I really enjoy one of their flagship beers, Hella Hoppy IIPA. This beer comes in at a massive 9%, and you certainly taste it as it is LOADED with massive amounts of various local hops. Paying homage to the Northern California region by using the term "Hella" makes me a bit biased into loving this beer just a little more. If you are a hop-head, this is the beer for you.

Mac Drizzle, Imperial Dark Ale
Another beer that pays homage to the region, the late great rapper Mac Dre, Mac Drizzle is a robust 9.2% Dark Ale that drinks more like a triple IPA in my opinion. It is a pretty heavy beer that's got a delicious malt flavor that kind of masks a tropical taste underneath. This beer is seasonal, and while you can sometimes find it at various times of the year, it is typically released on the dates of Mac Dre's birthday, and the day he died. (July and November)

Berry White, Wheat Cream Ale
Can't get enough of this beer, baaaby (See what I did there). This is a wheat cream ale that friggin rocks. This beer is also seasonal, but at just 4.7%, is a great summertime libation out by the pool or at a BBQ. My wife loves wheat beer, so this is her favorite from Altamont. I'd say the only true drawback to this beer is that I feel like it hasn't tasted EXACTLY the same each time I've had it. Now, it could just be me, but I feel like there is a little bit too much taste fluctuation for this to be distributed right now. Maybe it's something with the berries in the brewing process or maybe they use different berries from a different farm or something, but it's been just a little bit different to me on various occasions. All were very good, but again, you need to be consistent.

 

The Maui Waui is to date the best IPA I've ever had... 

 

I was going to post Altamont. You better damn believe I rock my Altamont A's shirt all the time.

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#3324607 Pie... or Beer?

Posted by TheJason on 17 April 2015 - 09:57 AM

Wait, beer for awesome posts, Zimas for shitty ones.


#3324494 Pie... or Beer?

Posted by TheJason on 17 April 2015 - 08:45 AM

It should be used as a negative thing for shitty posters.

Why? Because after too many beers, it can Blur the screen and say, 'you are drunk go to bed'


#3318862 Drove from Chicago to Indianapolis in this

Posted by TheJason on 11 April 2015 - 10:47 AM

Only real problem with that sweet ride is that when you cruise down the street and show it off to all those ladies you don't have any way to get them all home with you.

  

If you gave me a ride we would have to spoon.


Asked and answered.

Plus worse case everyone knows the 'ladies' at the local Bees are DTS (down to spoon)


#3316872 Was watching the longest yard the other night and notice this

Posted by TheJason on 09 April 2015 - 12:02 PM

Saw it just added to Netflix, huh?




#3316194 Drove from Chicago to Indianapolis in this

Posted by TheJason on 08 April 2015 - 09:05 PM

Is Harrison's a thing? I wanna say Harrison's or at least started with an H.

Harris Ranch is, but that's in Coalinga, otherwise known as the but those of Bakersfield.

Odds are if they let a bunch of Fremont A holes in, they aren't in business any longer.


#3316053 Drove from Chicago to Indianapolis in this

Posted by TheJason on 08 April 2015 - 06:59 PM

Better than Applebee's. I had a couple guys help me on a job but because they aren't approved vendors my company won't actually cut them a check. So I paid them $50 each and went to Applebee's on the company card because it was the only place open for dinner at 10:30p on a Tuesday.

I got so depressed there I actually started thinking about every bad decision I've made in my life and I took a shower when I got home.

Uggghhh.

 

 

No lie I was just at Applebees on 1st having a couple beers for lunch. 

 

 

 

No clue why...




#3316016 Drove from Chicago to Indianapolis in this

Posted by TheJason on 08 April 2015 - 06:38 PM

You should take them to gay-nineties pizza for lunch just for the lulz.

 

Does that place exist outside of Pleasanton? 




#3316009 Drove from Chicago to Indianapolis in this

Posted by TheJason on 08 April 2015 - 06:33 PM

I had 10 truck drivers honk at me trying to get me to pull off into a rest stop.

 

 

If you close the deal while actually sitting with the clients in that car I will PayPal a small token of admiration.

 

 

Are the truck drivers the clients??




#3312488 Trai Turner, purveyor of pie

Posted by TheJason on 05 April 2015 - 09:52 AM

What I first thought when I read 'thot'

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