If any of you are homebrewers or experimented with homebrewing, I'd love to hear about it.
I've been growing backyard hops for a few years, and collaborate with homebrewer friends to brew an annual wet hop harvest ale. So far they have been good, but fairly subtle. Recently I tried "brewing" a spontaneously fermented pineapple cider called tepache. It's tropical with a rustic cider funk. Very simple to make and no brewing equipment necessary.
Otherwise, I lean to the sour and hoppy end of the beer spectrum but enjoy all kinds. Traditional lambics are great, I really like Tilquin, Hanssens, and Girardin. Lately i've been drinking a local passionfruit Berliner weisse, and tend towards sour ales and hoppy lagers in the summer.
Four Roses single barrel is my go-to bourbon, and for Scotch i'm a fan of smoky Islay stuff and anything American oak forward. Not really a fan of sherry in whisky.
I'd recommend it if you like islay whisky. It's a very interesting traditional drink, made from roasted agave hearts slow cooked for up to a week in a fire pit, it can have an intense smoked character with a sweet richness. The ones made from wild agave plants seem to be the most unusual from what i've tried. El Jolgorio, Ilegal Joven, and Nuestra Soledad are good ones.
Post by thewoodwose on Mar 26, 2018 16:59:29 GMT -5
I drink a lot from local breweries and sometimes out of state ones. Most of what I end up enjoying are IPAs and coffee stouts. I can tolerate domestic beers at a concert but I don't prefer them at home. I typically look for a very citrusy or piney taste in my beers, save for stouts which I look for flavors like coffee or cocoa.
I haven't delved too deep into hard liquor due to laws preventing normal grocery stores from selling it here, so there isn't a liquor store in reasonably safe walking distance unfortunately. It's also quite expensive on top of that. I did get my hands on small sample bottles during the holidays though and really liked fireball whiskey.
crystallogic13: nahadoth , or anyone that knows, are the "monthly" Dungeon Synth releases you do on Facebook reposted anywhere else ? (reddit, could be here, anywhere?) .. (have missed a "window" of DS releases 15-20/3 and want to catch up-bandcamp stops about a month:(
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