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Offline Scott Ickes

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Beer drought (not beer draught)
« on: May 30, 2014, 03:37:58 AM »
I'm in Balikpapan and Sangata, Indonesia this week on business.  It' tough to find good beer here.  They are few and far between.  A lot of skunky pilsners, etc.  Lots of green bottled stuff.
Kegs:
 Red IPA
 ESB
 Saison Solera
 Dubel (Aged in Malbec Wine Barrel
Aging:
 80 Shilling (In bourbon barrel)
Bottled
 Peppermint Patty Stout
 Wee Heavy

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Re: Beer drought (not beer draught)
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2014, 08:28:50 AM »
When in Rome.
brewing is an art form not just a science ,dude where's my beer!

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Re: Beer drought (not beer draught)
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2014, 10:23:34 AM »
Can you get to Brewerkz?   A buddy tells me the beer is decent there.  At least better than the swill you seems to be choking down.

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Re: Beer drought (not beer draught)
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2014, 02:55:30 PM »
Scott, my condolences.. :)
What some countries pass as beer is very curious.
Please....get that business done and get your ass home for a decent homebrew!!!!!
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Re: Beer drought (not beer draught)
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2014, 06:32:47 PM »
I wish I could get to Brewerkz.  Unfortunately, I'm spending the majority of my time in Indonesia.  Brewerkz is a Singaporan company, so much easier to get in Singapore.  I have only about 20 hours in Singapore on my way home. 

My choices last night were slim with only Heineken, Guiness Extra Stout and Bin Tang (American Style Pale Lager).  Bin Tang is comparable to Heineken without the skunkiness.  Bin Tang is a subsidiary of Heineken, so that is why they are comparable.  Bin Tang is actually ok for what it is.  I had two Bin Tangs and a Guiness.

We're going to lunch with a customer today, and they promised to take me to a restaurant that has about 30 different beers on tap.  I'm keeping an open mind.
Kegs:
 Red IPA
 ESB
 Saison Solera
 Dubel (Aged in Malbec Wine Barrel
Aging:
 80 Shilling (In bourbon barrel)
Bottled
 Peppermint Patty Stout
 Wee Heavy

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Re: Beer drought (not beer draught)
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2014, 09:31:07 AM »
An update.  I was able to try a dry stout called Panther.  Very unlike guinness.  Dry, yet refreshing.  Very clean.  Not a world class beer by any means, but much more drinkable than what I had been getting.  It's made by Bali Hai brewing.

I was taken to bars that specialize in large beer lists.  A large beer list here is 12 beers long.  Most of the same stuff.  I had a Bali Hai premium lager.  It was undrinkable swill.  I couldn't get past the first swallow of it.  Very skunky.  It looked like it was frozen as it poured, but it wasn't.  But once it was in the glass it was crystal clear.  It was basically a bad version of Heineken.  Everybody here thinks Heineken is world class beer.  I don't agree.  But that is just me maybe.  I refuse to ever order a Heineken.
Kegs:
 Red IPA
 ESB
 Saison Solera
 Dubel (Aged in Malbec Wine Barrel
Aging:
 80 Shilling (In bourbon barrel)
Bottled
 Peppermint Patty Stout
 Wee Heavy

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Re: Beer drought (not beer draught)
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2014, 09:54:31 AM »
Although, these plaques were on the wall in the mens room.
Kegs:
 Red IPA
 ESB
 Saison Solera
 Dubel (Aged in Malbec Wine Barrel
Aging:
 80 Shilling (In bourbon barrel)
Bottled
 Peppermint Patty Stout
 Wee Heavy

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https://creativebrewing.wordpress.com

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Re: Beer drought (not beer draught)
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2014, 10:45:35 AM »
I'm sitting here in my motorhome up in Alexandria, MN reading this.
I could drain my grey tank into a BK and brew some hinies... :P
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Re: Beer drought (not beer draught)
« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2014, 11:13:23 AM »
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Although, these plaques were on the wall in the mens room.

Sounds like they have the idea but not the product.  Good luck weathering the storm. Get back to the USSA.

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Re: Beer drought (not beer draught)
« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2014, 11:19:53 AM »
I wish I could get to Brewerkz.  Unfortunately, I'm spending the majority of my time in Indonesia.

Duh!  Sorry.  I knew Indonesia but skipped right to Singapore. 

 

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