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    I'm not going back through 600 posts to see if it has been mentioned so I will ask...has anybody had Spotted Cow from Wisconsin? A customer of mine has a cabin in Spooner, Wisconsin, and he says he brings home cases of Spotted Cow every time he visits. He gave me a bottle to sample but I haven't even put it in the fridge yet.
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    Thanks for the feedback.


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    Highly overrated. It's not swill but in your case, it's free. I did the brewery tour and one issue I see already in your
    potential experience is it leaves there cold and is supposed to stay cold. Cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Truth Detector View Post
    Thanks for the feedback.

    Oh, you welcome.

    I had it several years ago. Thought it was good, but it's more of a summer/gateway beer, not like a big stout, IPA, or sour that wouldn't appeal to the casual beer drinker. I imagine you'll enjoy it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BSJracing View Post
    Have a lot of work to do after today

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    Pretty cool. I've got a bunch of bottle caps that we were going to make a table top out of sometime that would put a pretty good chunk into that thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jkeener24 View Post
    Pretty cool. I've got a bunch of bottle caps that we were going to make a table top out of sometime that would put a pretty good chunk into that thing.
    Oh I've got hundreds and we are going to do a bar top with them at some point. I have three rules.

    1. I can put caps from the same brewery in so long as they are different.
    2. That only beers from a particular state can occupy that state(notable exception of DogfishHead because there was no hole in Delaware)
    3. No beer cap from Anhueser-Busch allowed

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    Quote Originally Posted by BSJracing View Post
    Oh I've got hundreds and we are going to do a bar top with them at some point. I have three rules.

    1. I can put caps from the same brewery in so long as they are different.
    2. That only beers from a particular state can occupy that state(notable exception of DogfishHead because there was no hole in Delaware)
    3. No beer cap from Anhueser-Busch allowed

    That's a good idea, too. Maybe I'll save the really rare ones for the future bar top I may someday have.

    I agree with that rule, though I also noticed a few of the bigger states were going to be tougher and a couple small states would present some really tough choices.

    Do you extend that to breweries they own? I gotta stick a Budweiser cap on there. I've really softened my anti-BMC stance lately. I'm a pushover.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jkeener24 View Post
    Pretty cool. I've got a bunch of bottle caps that we were going to make a table top out of sometime that would put a pretty good chunk into that thing.
    I have an old Kelvinator in my shop with a bottle opener screwed to the door...when I pop a bottle open, I open the lower compartment on the fridge and in falls the cap...probably about 1/4 full!
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    Quote Originally Posted by indyfan320i View Post
    I have an old Kelvinator in my shop with a bottle opener screwed to the door...when I pop a bottle open, I open the lower compartment on the fridge and in falls the cap...probably about 1/4 full!
    Won't lie, I had to google "Kelvinator." That's pretty cool, though. What'll you do with them once it gets full?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jkeener24 View Post
    Won't lie, I had to google "Kelvinator." That's pretty cool, though. What'll you do with them once it gets full?
    Haha I'm not sure yet...maybe I'll glue them to the wall in the garage or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Truth Detector View Post
    I'm not going back through 600 posts to see if it has been mentioned so I will ask...has anybody had Spotted Cow from Wisconsin? A customer of mine has a cabin in Spooner, Wisconsin, and he says he brings home cases of Spotted Cow every time he visits. He gave me a bottle to sample but I haven't even put it in the fridge yet.
    Not 600 post later, but 9 months later, did you get your answer? If you didn't put it in the refrigerator right away you might as well pour it down the sink. Or maybe you did. Anyway, New Glarus brews are only sold in Wisconsin. I guess that is a marketing thing because they sued a bar in Minnesota selling it to keep their schtick. I bought a six pack Sunday in Onalaska, WI Sunday in the morning at a Woodman's store. It is New Glarus' flagship brand called a Farmhouse Ale. I'm not sure what that means and where it falls in regard to ales. Probably close to an American pale ale. They don't put on the bottle the percent ABV or the IBUs. New Glarus brews no matter what have a distinct taste which I think is in the yeast used. I can tell New Glarus brews from a coffee stout and most of the ales they brew. It can be an acquired taste. But since you can't get it only if you visit Wisconsin it has to be good. Right? New Glarus built a new brewery recently. I toured it. It by no means is a big brewer but is bigger than most craft breweries.
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    The number of breweries in the US has just about tripled in this decade (up around 6,000 currently).
    Bubble?
    Or, the new normal?


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    Quote Originally Posted by indyfan320i View Post
    Haha I'm not sure yet...maybe I'll glue them to the wall in the garage or something.
    Sounds like quite a job. Probably will require several beers to keep you hydrated.


    Quote Originally Posted by Davydd View Post
    It is New Glarus' flagship brand called a Farmhouse Ale. I'm not sure what that means and where it falls in regard to ales. Probably close to an American pale ale.
    My understanding is that they're typically similar to a saison (though I kind of have a hard time pinning those down, too), maybe a bit lower in alcohol.

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    Not Saison. You mean a session beer. Those are low alcohol brews of usually 4-5% ABV of ales, not lagers or pilsners that usually occupy that % bracket. That's a term craft breweries seem to now use. I was in Australia in January and noted almost all ales were mostly 4.5-5% ABV. I thought maybe it was law but apparently not. I asked our tour bus driver why and he said, "I guess it is because Australians like to drink a lot of beer." Session beers I think are to sell more than two beers in a tap room. I usually feel those 7% IPAs after two and that is my limit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davydd View Post
    Not Saison. You mean a session beer. Those are low alcohol brews of usually 4-5% ABV of ales, not lagers or pilsners that usually occupy that % bracket. That's a term craft breweries seem to now use. I was in Australia in January and noted almost all ales were mostly 4.5-5% ABV. I thought maybe it was law but apparently not. I asked our tour bus driver why and he said, "I guess it is because Australians like to drink a lot of beer." Session beers I think are to sell more than two beers in a tap room. I usually feel those 7% IPAs after two and that is my limit.
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farmhouse_ale

    No, I didn't mean a session beer. Those have become popular lately, probably for the exact reason of being able to drink/sell more that you mention, but low alcohol farmhouse beers have existed for centuries. I'm not trying to throw the current term du jour at a well-established style.

    Where I was wrong was that farmhouse beers are a category that includes, among several others, the saison and not their own distinct style.

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    You might be right. https://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/style/129/ but doesn't mention New Glarus Spotted Cow

    New Glarus' website doesn't describe their Spotted Cow much further than on the bottle. No % ABV or IBUs. https://newglarusbrewing.com/beers/o...er/spotted-cow

    I do know Spotted Cow is not a high ABV brew.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davydd View Post
    You might be right. https://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/style/129/ but doesn't mention New Glarus Spotted Cow

    New Glarus' website doesn't describe their Spotted Cow much further than on the bottle. No % ABV or IBUs. https://newglarusbrewing.com/beers/o...er/spotted-cow

    I do know Spotted Cow is not a high ABV brew.
    It's all a little confusing and I think half the brewers make up whatever they think sounds good that day anyway.

    I've had Spotted Cow. Had no idea it was a farmhouse, though I don't know what I'd call it, either. BA has it listed as a cream ale.

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    I don't think Spotted Cow is in anyway a cream ale. I don't know how they go that.

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    New Glarus calls it a naturally cloudy farmhouse ale. I guess I'll take their word.

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    Sun King Brewing, went to their new location in Carmel By The Corn yesterday.
    I had a Cherry Busey, sour. Mrs goner had the Pachnaga, Mexican style lager.
    Both were good.
    The location and the building are going to make this place very popular. Nicely done, in-house food stands from La Margarita, Smoking Goose Meats, a pizza place and one space yet to be filled.
    The distillery is not up and running, the spirits were from Hotel Tango, maybe others, wasn't wanting cocktails so didn't look that close

    But for craft beer in Carmel, Union Brewing will stay our place to stop in. The cask beers are nice and the open atmosphere is simple, laid back and friendly.

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    I came away from the Carmel Sun King building with a real mixed feeling. I dropped in with two of my friends on a Friday night. The place was, as expected, packed. The first thing that hits you is how freaking LOUD it is in there. The sound of the crowd bouncing around in the big hollow space was insane. I'm used to noisy bars and restaurants, but this was way over-the-top.

    We found our way upstairs and out on the deck. The view from there is pretty much just construction. The deck itself is reasonably large, but it's definitely for standing only, as there are very few chairs and small tables. Ordering beer on the deck takes patience. There's a single window on the side of the place where you order. It's right next to the doors. So, the line to order snakes in front of the doors (at least it was that night. They probably need signage to direct the line to assemble on the other side of the window.) While you're standing in line, you get baked by the heat radiating from the west-facing brick wall that has soaked-up all that afternoon's sun.

    The beer was, of course, delicious, though they were out of several choices already. I stopped by one of the food stalls on our way out and sampled some incredibly good blue cheese. Overall, it was okay. I'm not sure it will be a first choice for future outings (mostly due to the noise factor.)

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    Can't disagree. As a restaurant interior guy I had some of the same thoughts about the design. The deck was loaded with rows of large tables and white and orange chairs. Probably added after your visit. Mrs goner pointed out sound baffling in some areas of the ceiling. The industrial look has become, IMO, cliche. I appreciate good design but the copy cat habits of designers drives me bonkers. Plus, they often design something, it won't work, the guys in the field fix everything to make it practical and workable and the designer gets the credit. But that's another topic.

    The weekend before, mrs goner and I visited the new Quaff On place, Hard Truth, in Brown County. Wow!
    325 acres of wooded ridge top just outside of Nashville. Hard Truth is their new distillery and spirits operation.
    Beautiful timber frame and peg construction as is their custom and image. I had an Aviator with their gin, nice, but I still think the English have a leg up on our domestic gins, for now. Mrs goner had a drink which was a blend of mead and beer. She really liked it.

    These two places are really bringing the craft booze making to a different level. The large full service facilities have their place as does the little places like Deviate and Union that are strickly small batch brews.

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    Indy craft beer fans, be on the lookout for Melvin beers coming to you soon. If like big sticky IIPAs you'll like Melvin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MM658 View Post
    The number of breweries in the US has just about tripled in this decade (up around 6,000 currently).
    Bubble?
    Or, the new normal?


    New normal (I hope)...beer is so much more than adjunct barley and grains. I love that we are living in a great beer awakening in North America.

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    Quote Originally Posted by window View Post
    Highly overrated. It's not swill but in your case, it's free. I did the brewery tour and one issue I see already in your
    potential experience is it leaves there cold and is supposed to stay cold. Cheers.
    Not only that but it overshadows some of their other, better beer. Light and drinkable is what I think of when i think New Glarus...not that it's a bad thing. I'm partial to Central Waters.
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