Coelho Chardonnay: Some Tasty Albeit almost Equally Expensive Oregon Alternatives to White Burgundies

@clayfu.wine told me that Oregon had some Konami Code heaters that could serve as a Shasta White Burgundy. The issue is that some of these god damn Willamette Valley bottles cost as much as actual Chablis or Pouilly-Fuissé AOC. Whatever I guess I could have spent $29 on some V bucks or a few Baconators. I’m sure @matthewluczy shudders. The good news that will shatter the hearts of old vineboys is that this is really good and comparable to the old world chards without the stupid buttery nonsense that is all the rage in second marriages and vino painting nights. This almost falls closer to extremely mineral driven lambic with those extremely dry chalky swallow along the mandible and Granny Smith Apples, anjou pear 🍐 and a construction paper structure. More @gueuzetilquin less 3F if u nomsayin. The swallow is longer when it warms like pineapple cake and a fun refreshing piece to gush over and talk about how Kaitlynn is doing IVF and how Skyler’s daughter is going to start doing voice acting. That type of “anniversary at Ruth’s Chris” type of existence. #winetasting #winelover #winery #winetime #whitewine #instawine #winecountry #winelovers #winetasting #wineaddict #winetime #winepairing #mywinemoment #winewednesday #winedownwednesday #winesofinstagram #wineoclock #winemaker #winemaking #wineoftheday #winestagram


Batch 31 of Malt Couture is now Live: The Great Label Lockdown!


batch 31 of @maltcoutureddb is now on draft: TTB LABEL LOCKDOWN. Beers from @threechiefsbeer and @hoofheartedbrewing and @newglarusbrewing and more! We delve into what Mr BATTLE is up to now that he isn’t approving labels. Warren G! Cheating in High School! A 🦆 for a president! #beer #podcast #instabeer #beerstagram #rarebeer #ttb #governmentshutdown #furlow


Please don’t talk about 2019 Revolution [regular old] Straight Jacket, things will only get worse for us

Last year’s [regular old] Straight Jacket had a paradigm shift of sorts. The Chicago sleeper used to enjoy long rests on shelves in distro but with a tectonic palate shift now embracing all things Barley: Rolos are now part of the milieu. So last year I know they back blended 30% of the inimitable VSOJ to temper the usual sweetness and the oaky depth was evident. As a result, the usually tame release last year was a packed house that sold out variants. Then @revbrewchicago really lit themselves up by canning VSOJ, and suddenly even bluntpalate London ale III boys were interested. As a result cans of that now flip for $40 and we are witnessing cracks in the firmament. But ROSJ is our bulwark. Surely there’s too much of it for shitlord flippers to poison this water hole. Well get ready for a snake 🐍 in your boot 🥾 because this year has even more oak and way less of the residual toffee sweetness. It feels older and older and I suspect they @fremontbrewing this with some 18 month barrels stepping on that fresh brown sugar powder. The nose has a Darjeeling dryness, lacquer, planed lumber. It feels far older and in a way reminds me of that eagle rare 17 where you suspect there’s far older casks being blended in. The taste has some bananas fosters and then gives the stage for leather, allspice, hardcandies, and bread pudding. Mouthfeel is slick and the oiliest this side of Very Special orange juice. It has a heft unlike the other barleyesque deep wood offerings and the entire affair aligns with the likes of Barrel Aged Behemoth 2 year, blurring the line between the American cask and English base beer, the way the best barleywines always do. It’s absolutely hilarious that this is in cans and it almost feels like some Earth First activist taking a loss to spread the gospel. This beer requires contemplation and shouldn’t be this mobile or accessible. Rev continues to completely subvert the market and like the Mars Volta of malt, almost aesthetically shames everyone else into improvement by way of contrast. I don’t even want to play bass anymore. #barleywine #bil #barleywineislife #chicagobeer #chicago #revolution #instabeer #beerstagram #bourbon #barrelaged


Revolution Brewing Boss Ryeway: who is even using Armagnac casks these days?

Let’s just get this out of the way up top, this is vastly better than this years @revbrewchicago regular old ryeway which was a touch disappointing in light of last years stellar performance. There’s a Thanos balance to the Deep Wood program, it’s always solid but spikes of greatness provide the inertia to bring us back to center. Balance in all things. Mineshaft was good but the [regular old] SJ last year with the 30%vsoj back blended In completely set the curve. This year’s ryeway was nice but then you have this insane Big Boss shattering the Raiden class average. It’s darkkk with tons of molasses and maple, very saturated in those sticky staves with pecan and almond skin to balance the sweetness. There’s a kinda dusty cracked walnut providing light bitterness as an offset. Pie filling isn’t what this beer is all about and at its malty core is a throbbing interior of prune and fig. I know nothing about the spirit profile in the French brandy other than it’s made with disgusting grapes and straight up gilded age capitalist/retirement home juice. Apparently it has some properties to propel Urkel to Stefan when it enters that chamber. It’s hard to believe that the spicy wafty swallow of regular ryeway shares the same base beer lineage as this exists as a vast improvement. The body is surprisingly restrained in light of the Marie Callendar’s lineup iterated above. The nose bursts with cassia bark and almost reminds me of a Sazerac in a way, the New Orleans cocktail, not the laughably overpriced BTAC rye. Carb is nice but unsurprisingly is lovingly sheeted away by the massive legs like some fusel zambonie. The swallow could be a touch longer but increased viscosity would take away from how focused the entire beer is and we don’t need Marty ripping open bags of DME and going full Floridian on us. In sum this is a fantastic experience that bends genre conventions from the parade of British confectionary toffee caramel parade we see in the core barleybang experience. I wish I had more because this is absolutely well done and my little pecayunes won’t detract from this decadent gem.

Also buy tickets to the 2/1/19 malt couture show live at Schubas!



Spicy New Barleywine is Life merch: Festival Maris


🌶 spicy new #BIL gear 🚨 Maris has moved from Snap to Tiktok, hitting Coachella and Burning Man real hard with a pastryarchy smashing crown of regal flora. New shirts/sweaters/totes/leggings on sale. The leggings are terrifying. I’m not joking. But these shirts are 💯 link in bio. #bil #otters #barleywine #maris #otter #beer #beers #beerbelly #beer🍺 #beerporn #beergeek #beerlovers #beernerd #beerme #beerbeerbeer #beerlove #beerlife #beerpics #beergram #beertography #craftbeer #beerstagram #beerenthusiast #beerofinstagram #beeradvoate #hops.


Malt Couture Batch 29: Dark Lord, Aquavit, farmhouse drama, Scratch Brewing, Good Beer Hunting. Absolute Unit

I’m not gonna lie to your guys: 2019 is gonna be lit as hell is @maltcoutureddb batch 29 is any indication. We tackle the @scratchbeer drama over farmhouse ales, address the @goodbeerhunting article and even have special guest @sylvester_bob from @saintsomewherebrewing offer some sage words about the dispute. Also we drink Aquavit Dark Lord paired with actual Aquavit that was aged on a boat that went below the equator and back, things get really out of pocket. Link below



Dark Sky Brewing 3333333333 is restrained in a field of excess

@dark_sky_brewing are some hucksters that continue to evolve and massage the rapidly evolving AZ beer scene. One parts @centralwaters in body and another part @weldwerksbrewing in conceptual execution. It’s like restrained pastry, the snackwell cakes in a realm of excess. If you feel that beers like Parabola provide ample screen time to develop several other B story characters like rum bourbon coconut and vanilla in a 90 minute runtime then this is for you. It’s tightly knit, wafty without a long lingering swallow, that dialed in body that’s lightly oily with a tootsie roll and macaroon finish. It could be more hefty but I’d rather err on the side of those Julian Schrago low drops rather than suffer through god damn DME battermess. This is a good beer that fails to swing on the heaviest of weights in the genre. That’s a milieu I am content with.