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BMoney
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re: Nice article on LA beer

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Hell, do we even have a LA brewed stout in can/bottle yet?


Hell, we only have 1 LA brewed year round stout period.


rutiger
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re: Nice article on LA beer
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Hell, do we even have a LA brewed stout in can/bottle yet?


i cant wait for ics to be canned


BugAC
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re: Nice article on LA beer
I've got a little notebook/word document that i write in when i have a brewing idea. It's filled with brewery names, beer names, ingredients, recipe ideas, etc... One day, hopefully, i could open up a brewery. Until then, i'm trying to nail down some recipes.

My first try at a self made recipe for an IPA was successful.
Next is an Oatmeal Stout.
Then a Saison. But that won't be until next year, i believe.
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BugAC
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re: Nice article on LA beer
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i cant wait for ics to be canned


Or Mechahopzilla. That beer is incredible.


BugAC
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re: Nice article on LA beer
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Hopitoulas was a step in the right directions, but it's still nothing to brag about to out of towners.


Out of the tap, i'd disagree with you. In cans, i kind of agree. I still don't know how that beer can taste entirely different between tap and cans.


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s14suspense
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re: Nice article on LA beer
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i cant wait for ics to be canned


That'll be pretty cool.

Nice little comment about NOLA having a little sour section in planning now too huh?


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Salmon
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re: Nice article on LA beer
It really is interesting how different the approaches for the 2 NWLA breweries are, since Great Raft is just going all out in the beginning, while Red River is keeping it a very small production, with plans to grow as demand increases


BugAC
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re: Nice article on LA beer
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It really is interesting how different the approaches for the 2 NWLA breweries are, since Great Raft is just going all out in the beginning, while Red River is keeping it a very small production, with plans to grow as demand increases


That's how i'd do it. I'd start off with Nano-brewery production first. Once i get a following for the beers, then i'd think about quitting my job and going full production.


thedice20
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re: Nice article on LA beer
I cannot wait to begin my support for NWLA breweries.
I hope they are worth a damn.


Cant wait for te brewery tours and growler fill ups.

i believe i have said that before


BottomlandBrew
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Or Mechahopzilla


Game over for me once that's put in cans. I'll be a drunken mess at public events.


Salmon
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re: Nice article on LA beer
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I cannot wait to begin my support for NWLA breweries.


me too, brother, me too


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BottomlandBrew
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I cannot wait to begin my support for NWLA breweries. I hope they are worth a damn.


I have a question. Let's say NWLA gets in a BR situation where the only local brewery is average on its best day. Is it better to still support the brewery so that local stores, bars, and distributors jump on board and see the potential of local brewries, or is it better to not support it and let it die?


TigerWise
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re: Nice article on LA beer
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Game over for me once that's put in cans. I'll be a drunken mess at public events


Haha. It gets me every time.


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Salmon
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re: Nice article on LA beer
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I have a question. Let's say NWLA gets in a BR situation where the only local brewery is average on its best day. Is it better to still support the brewery so that local stores, bars, and distributors jump on board and see the potential of local brewries, or is it better to not support it and let it die?


unless the product is just horrible, I'll still probably support it

having an average local brewery is still better than having no local brewery, IMO


thedice20
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re: Nice article on LA beer
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unless the product is just horrible, I'll still probably support it

having an average local brewery is still better than having no local brewery, IMO



This.

I have a feeling though, that with the few a-hole craft brew beer drinkers in this town, we will probably ride their asses until they get their beer right.


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BugAC
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re: Nice article on LA beer
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unless the product is just horrible, I'll still probably support it


But how? I support Tin Roof, via word of mouth. But i will not buy any of their canned beers, and the only beer of theirs i want to try again is juke joint IPA, because i had it only once at New Orleans beer festival.

I have secret hopes that the owners/brewers would come to this site and listen to the suggestions soem of us have. I have a feeling they kind of did, with their Pale Ale, but it is still nothing outstanding.


Salmon
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But how?


order the beer in restaurants instead of Abita, which is the only LA beer available up here in restaurants in the vast majority of them, a few have NOLA blonde and brown, but those are still average, so I'd probably go with the local brew if offered

and I'll buy a 6er of Tin Roof Blonde or NOLA Blonde every now and then for large gatherings or parties to drink in large consumption. Depending on the style, I'd probably go with the local brew over those for those types of events.



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LSUBoo
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re: Nice article on LA beer
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It really is interesting how different the approaches for the 2 NWLA breweries are, since Great Raft is just going all out in the beginning, while Red River is keeping it a very small production, with plans to grow as demand increases

That's how i'd do it. I'd start off with Nano-brewery production first. Once i get a following for the beers, then i'd think about quitting my job and going full production.



Unless you got the money to go full production... then you'd go for it.


BugAC
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Unless you got the money to go full production... then you'd go for it.


True.


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Fratastic423
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re: Nice article on LA beer
Correct. Andrew at Parish will be the first person to tell you that a nano brewery makes absolutely no money at all. So if you have themoney you go full scale


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