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1 hour ago, NeverSummer said:

Has anyone else been watching the OMB train come off the rails? How shortsighted of them!

 

43 minutes ago, InSouthPark said:

A simple apology from them would have went a long way.  But in typical OMB social media fashion...they are right, you are wrong, all hail Lord Merino for everything he does.   Their social media person must be up all day and night deleting negative comments (I know mine were). 

I plan to trademark the name MeckCovidFest :tw_joy:

 

It's a shame Merino's ego is going to ruin a decent brewery.  Zero concern for his employees or patrons, it's all about him.  I actually use to hit up OMB a few times a year at least, but will be avoiding them in the future.  Charlotte has way too many fantastic breweries without this type of bs.

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5 hours ago, SoDoSoPa said:

 

 

It's a shame Merino's ego is going to ruin a decent brewery.  Zero concern for his employees or patrons, it's all about him.  I actually use to hit up OMB a few times a year at least, but will be avoiding them in the future.  Charlotte has way too many fantastic breweries without this type of bs.

I have to admit, and I remember seeing the quote here not too far in the past, but OMB is one of those places you take people from out of town to.  It isn't one of your local breweries that you go to each weekend.  I agree here that there are WAY too many other places to go to that are doing some pretty good beers that I prefer going to.  If they can't get their $hit together, then I'll stay away for the long haul.

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The Great American Beer Festival announced its 2020 winners. Locally:

  • Gold: NoDa, Gordgeous -- Best Pumpkin beer
  • Gold: Town Brewing, Cruise to Nowhere -- Contemporary Gose

(these were the only Gold Medals in NC)

  • Silver: Lost Worlds Brewing, Emmer -- American Style Wheat
  • Silver: NoDa, Maibock -- Bock
  • Silver: Devil's Logic, Control Alt -- German Style Altbier
  • Silver: Triple C, Baby Maker -- Old/Strong/Barley Ale

Its a pretty epic performance by Charlotte breweries, 6 out of 11 NC medalist were Charlotte based (with NoDa winning a gold and silver)

Glad to see Town get some recognition, I have been consistently impressed with their beers. I'll also be sure to go to Devil's Logic and try the Altbier.

Is this Triple C's first serious award ever? Its been a while since I have had a beer there.

I searched the list by NC winners, there were none in the Triangle or Triad. Wicked Weed, Sierra Nevada, Duck Rabbit (Farmville) and Waterline (Wilmington) were the only other winners in the state.

https://www.greatamericanbeerfestival.com/the-competition/winners/

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Question for my beer experts: I am drinking Juicy Jay from a can at home. I pour to a glass and there are noticeable lees at the bottom of the glass. I recall none of these when I order JJ from a keg/draft at a restaurant. Nor have I seen from other locally produced and distributed beers, though my experience is limited. Do some/most/any beers have this experience?

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4 hours ago, tarhoosier said:

Question for my beer experts: I am drinking Juicy Jay from a can at home. I pour to a glass and there are noticeable lees at the bottom of the glass. I recall none of these when I order JJ from a keg/draft at a restaurant. Nor have I seen from other locally produced and distributed beers, though my experience is limited. Do some/most/any beers have this experience?

It doesn't matter how hazy the IPA is trying to be, you should not have visible stuff floating around in it.

JJ -- the most inconsistent beer in town.

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Props to Sycamore for taking public health seriously and shutting down when things get too crowded. (although they really pack people in most weekends so I gotta wonder what it looked like this evening that finally made them close)

https://www.charlotteobserver.com/charlottefive/c5-food-drink/article246530488.html

 

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On 10/16/2020 at 9:49 PM, kermit said:

The Great American Beer Festival announced its 2020 winners. Locally:

  • Gold: NoDa, Gordgeous -- Best Pumpkin beer
  • Gold: Town Brewing, Cruise to Nowhere -- Contemporary Gose

(these were the only Gold Medals in NC)

  • Silver: Lost Worlds Brewing, Emmer -- American Style Wheat
  • Silver: NoDa, Maibock -- Bock
  • Silver: Devil's Logic, Control Alt -- German Style Altbier
  • Silver: Triple C, Baby Maker -- Old/Strong/Barley Ale

Its a pretty epic performance by Charlotte breweries, 6 out of 11 NC medalist were Charlotte based (with NoDa winning a gold and silver)

Glad to see Town get some recognition, I have been consistently impressed with their beers. I'll also be sure to go to Devil's Logic and try the Altbier.

Is this Triple C's first serious award ever? Its been a while since I have had a beer there.

I searched the list by NC winners, there were none in the Triangle or Triad. Wicked Weed, Sierra Nevada, Duck Rabbit (Farmville) and Waterline (Wilmington) were the only other winners in the state.

https://www.greatamericanbeerfestival.com/the-competition/winners/

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That’s great for Town! I haven’t tried that gose, but it is now on my list.

Triple C definitely has won GABF awards in the past. They just don’t win them in the categories of what they commercially claim their beers to be.

A quick google shows:

  • Zest-A -Peel American Pale Ale - Medal in English Style Summer Ale
  • Babymaker Double India Pale Ale - Medal in Old Ale/Barleywine
  • 3C India Pale Ale - Medal in Strong Pale Ale
  • There may be more?

Has NoDa won a gold for Gordgeous in the past?  I have been fatigued by pumpkin beer for a few seasons, but good for them!

 

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14 hours ago, kermit said:

It doesn't matter how hazy the IPA is trying to be, you should not have visible stuff floating around in it.

JJ -- the most inconsistent beer in town.

This is my second 4-pack with this artifact. Wine on lees is a French thing. Beer on lees is a known thing I first encountered in Québec beers. I have seen no local beers advertising or promoting or advising about lees. Taste is within range of expected for a local IPA. Lees are precipitate. 

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On 10/17/2020 at 10:11 PM, kermit said:

It doesn't matter how hazy the IPA is trying to be, you should not have visible stuff floating around in it.

JJ -- the most inconsistent beer in town.

Heady Topper would disagree with this. 

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On 10/18/2020 at 12:18 PM, tarhoosier said:

This is my second 4-pack with this artifact. Wine on lees is a French thing. Beer on lees is a known thing I first encountered in Québec beers. I have seen no local beers advertising or promoting or advising about lees. Taste is within range of expected for a local IPA. Lees are precipitate. 

You likely got some cans from the bottom of the bright tank.  Yeasties and hop residue can make it into finished product (helps with a good poo).  You rarely notice it in kegs because , like in the bright tanks, they all settle to the bottom and only a few last pours will get it and it had to be a keg filled from the bottom of the tank.   

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^ I thought filtering happened between the bright tank and can? (Not an expert)


In other news....

Natty Green brewing in Greensboro has closed and is being liquidated in bankruptcy court. Natty Green came around at roughly the same time as OMB and I believe they were among the first breweries to bottle and distribute outside the Triad. I remember I thought their beers were ok, but that was in the early craft timeline so my standards were different then (I also really liked Jam Session back then). It also felt like their beers did not evolve much, so their products have felt much more  ‘blah’ to me over the past few years. To be fair, I mostly just drank their stuff at the occasional Grasshoppers game.

Bankruptcy does not include their restaurant  on Elm st, but they will no longer be serving any Natty Green’s beers at the 'brewpub'.

https://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/news/2020/10/20/natty-greenes-brewing-files-chapter-7-bankruptcy.html

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49 minutes ago, kermit said:

^ I thought filtering happened between the bright tank and can? (Not an expert)

Hazy IPA's are not filtered.  Some will use centrifuge to get the yeast out but a full filter would result in a clear beer. 

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56 minutes ago, kermit said:

In other news....

Natty Green brewing in Greensboro has closed and is being liquidated in bankruptcy court. Natty Green came around at roughly the same time as OMB and I believe they were among the first breweries to bottle and distribute outside the Triad. I remember I thought their beers were ok, but that was in the early craft timeline. It also felt like their beers did not evolve much, so their products have felt much more  ‘blah’ to me over the past few years (I generally just drank their stuff at Grasshoppers games).

Bankruptcy does not include their restaurant  on Elm st, but they will no longer be serving any Natty Green’s beers.

https://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/news/2020/10/20/natty-greenes-brewing-files-chapter-7-bankruptcy.html

That's shocking. I definitely think of them as part of the North Carolina "Old Guard" of craft brewers (alongside foothills, highland, lone rider, etc) and enjoyed more than a few of their red ales. I guess if they built their model on distribution and got pushed off of too many grocery store shelves over time, that would do it. 

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