• fretwalker
    fretwalker commented on RichsWorldBeerTour's video: Rich, I picked up a 4-pack Friday on my way home from work... Yep, it's a 10, alrighty! The ingredients list, btw, is on the brewery's website, you just have to play with proportions and timing, right? Also, keep an eye out in a couple months for GLBC...  more
    • March 23
    • fretwalker
      RichsWorldBeerTour I'll look for the Lake Erie Monster. If it's half as good as the DIPA, it'll be fantastic! Cheers!
      • March 24
  • fretwalker
    fretwalker Deschutes in Kentucky... CONFIRMED! Today, I purchased sixers of Inversion IPA, Red Chair NWPA, and Black Butte Porter, now drinking my first Black Butte... reputation is well-deserved!
    • February 2
  • Mark
    Mark: Happy birthday, Michael! Cheers to many more!
    • November 6, 2013
    • Mark
      fretwalker Thanks, Mark! Had some good draught beers to celebrate - Stone Best By 11/12/13, and Schlafly Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout!
  • fretwalker
    fretwalker commented on RichsWorldBeerTour's video: Rich, my brother, someday you'll learn not to buy just one bottle of anything!... even if you don't like the first one, you can always give it away and be thought of as a super-nice guy! Much better than regretting your parsimony!
    • September 7, 2013
  • fretwalker
    fretwalker For a change, I have a little (very little) advance notice on a trip... this is very rare!  I'm going to be in Beloit, WI, Monday morning, Sept 9.  Can anyone recommend a good beer store? I'm looking mainly for Central Waters' Brewers Reserve and Tyranena...  more
    • September 7, 2013
    • fretwalker
      fretwalker Paul, I'm afraid the timing just won't work for side trips, damnit. I'm dropping my cargo at 7am, doing some beer shopping and heading back. Destihl sounds terrific, I just checked the menu and plan to stop there for lunch on the way back. I hit a Pick...  more
      • September 8, 2013
    • fretwalker
      fretwalker Rich, that's at the top of my list; I'll get a case if I can. The two 4-packs I had didn't last long at all... saved 2 bottles for the cellar, and I'm having a hard time forgetting they're there!
      • September 8, 2013
    • fretwalker
      fretwalker Well, I'm back home after a successful trip. I did get a case of the CW Bourbon Barrel Scotch Ale, got it at Badger. Paul, have you tasted this one? Destihl was great, had a very good Cuban sandwich and an excellent Impy Red at their Champaign location...  more
    • fretwalker
      RichsWorldBeerTour If you don't like the Bourbon Barrel Scotch Ale, I'll take them all off your hands!!
      • September 10, 2013
    • fretwalker
      fretwalker Rich, I'd already had two 4-packs a few weeks ago; I knew what I was getting! I'm open to exorbitant offers, though!
  • fretwalker
    fretwalker U.S. Open Beer Championship announces 2013 winners   http://www.usopenbeer.com/  
    • July 6, 2013
  • fretwalker
    fretwalker Just cracked open the beer I promised myself would be the last of the holiday - Founders Devil Dancer.  At 12% ABV, it surely will be!  Strong copper color, modest head faded quickly, but bounced back with a swirl of the glass, lacing fades quickly.  If I...  more
    • July 4, 2013
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    • fretwalker
      Mark Sounds delicious!
      • July 5, 2013
  • fretwalker
    fretwalker Rhinegeist, Cincinnati's newest brewery!  Grand Opening tomorrow (6/29) noon.  Promises "west-coast" style beers... I've always wondered what a west-coast IPA tastes like when fresh!  Their website,   more
    • June 28, 2013
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    • fretwalker
      Mark I'm always amazed how better beers taste at the brewery when they're fresh. Especially hoppy beers.
      • June 29, 2013
  • fretwalker
    fretwalker commented on KajII's video: Nice Vid!!! I was particularly impressed by the statistic, craft beer is 7% of the market, and employs 50% of brewery workers.
    • June 14, 2013
  • fretwalker
    fretwalkerKajII: Typically me, late to the party... Happy B'day!
    • May 23, 2013
  • fretwalker
    fretwalkerMark: Survived another year!  Congrats!
    • May 11, 2013
  • fretwalker
    fretwalkerlost: Happy B'day!
    • April 24, 2013
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    • fretwalker
      Mark Happy birthday!
      • April 24, 2013
    • fretwalker
      KajII Happy Beer-Day!!!!!
      • April 25, 2013
  • fretwalker
    fretwalker is now friends with RichsWorldBeerTour.
    • April 9, 2013
  • fretwalker
    fretwalker commented on KajII's photo: Brewery vs. brewery, Anderson Valley wins. Beer vs. beer, well, Loose Cannon is one of my favorite IPAs. I'm not drinking either during the game. In fact, (just by coincidence) my in-game line-up is all east of the Mississippi, si I guess it's a Ravens...  more
    • February 3, 2013
  • fretwalker
    fretwalker commented on Mark's blog entry: My fave of the series, too, Mark. As good as it is from the bottle, on draught it's spectacular!
    • November 19, 2012
  • Mark
    Mark: Happy birthday, Michael!
    • November 5, 2012
    • Mark
      Paul Absolutely, Happy birthday Mike, not a day over 30, right?
      • November 6, 2012
  • fretwalker
    fretwalker Mark's "Happy Memorial Day" post brings it to mind... Who are the veterans among us?     Personally, USAF 1970-74.  Had an interesting time, even though I spent my whole hitch in SW Oklahoma!
    • May 28, 2012
    • fretwalker
      Mark I know Jason is.
      • May 28, 2012
    • fretwalker
      Paul Just the kids, not me.
      • May 29, 2012
  • fretwalker
    fretwalker is now friends with bryanlovesbeer.
    • May 18, 2012
  • fretwalker
    fretwalker Happy B'day, Mark! Hoisting a Sam Adams Tasman Red in your honor. Hope you're celebrating with something tasty!
    • May 11, 2012
    • fretwalker
      Mark Thanks, Michael!
      • May 11, 2012
  • fretwalker
    fretwalker is now friends with brewskinhand.
    • April 2, 2012
  • fretwalker
    fretwalker is now friends with JohnLevy.
    • March 14, 2012
    • fretwalker
      Deleted Member Hello how are you? My name is mery,i am a female,and i became interested in you when i saw your profile(www.mustlovebeer.com) and i will like to established a good relationship with you.if you will not mind kindly get to me through my email (mery10sankara...  more
      • October 21, 2012
  • fretwalker
    fretwalker commented on Mark's blog entry: Ah, brings back memories! Long ago, when I drank nothing but Guinness, I spent 4 days at the Taste of Chicago (great party!)... no Guinness, but plenty of Honkers! Really opened my eyes and palate to craft beer!
    • February 17, 2012
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    • fretwalker
      Paul Mike, nice to see you're still around the beer folks. How've you been? Its been ages.
      • February 18, 2012
  • fretwalker
    fretwalker Virtual Craft Beer Tasting Club: Help! How do I post to the group? I don't see any appropriate buttons to click!
    • April 4, 2009
  • fretwalker
    fretwalkerdrunken leprechauns club: I trust that drinking Guinness for 20+ years will get me in the door, here. Kinda lost my taste for it a few years ago, but still like a Harp, every now and then.

    Love a good black & tan, too! (Despite the political connotations of the name!)

    • March 27, 2009
  • Mark
    Mark: Happy Birthday Michael! Have a fantastic day!
    • November 6, 2009
  • ibbjamin
    ibbjamin: Cheers from the left coast. I miss the Bells and Great Lakes connections I used to have living in the midwest. I just traded for some hoplslam last week and a special Great Lakes aged stout was thrown in as well.
    • April 30, 2009
  • fretwalker
    fretwalkeroregonbeerlover: Dot, I've seen no sign of elitism from you, JP or Mark; maybe the topic caused the glitch... for some reason, whenever the conversation turns to Belgians, a little snobbery isn't unusual!

    6 months in the cellar did wonders for that Ommegang Abbey! ...  more
    • April 5, 2009
  • oregonbeerlover
    oregonbeerlover: Yay...you were able to post! There was a glitch with the group where it was only allowing the leaders of the group to post...it was weird! We really are not that elitest! LOL
    • April 5, 2009
  • fretwalker
    fretwalkeroregonbeerlover: Yep, I now have a reply box, and have poured an Ommegang Abbey Ale into it.
    Well, tasty words, anyway!
    • April 4, 2009
  • oregonbeerlover
    oregonbeerlover: You should be able to post now!!!
    • April 4, 2009