Hats and Drinks - A Match Made in Heaven

Discussion in 'Hats' started by Alive'n'Amplified, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. AbbaDatDeHat

    AbbaDatDeHat I'll Lock Up

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  2. Short Balding Guy

    Short Balding Guy I'll Lock Up

    Minnesota, USA
    Jack; Coffee and hat are special. Thanks for sharing a pic of your 100 - pics show the felt to be pristine.

    This afternoon I am sipping 2 shots of espresso gearing up for the efforts of this afternoon and evening at work. My cap is ready.


    Best, Eric -
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  3. Getting this thread back on Pg. 1.

    I missed the tapping party last night for Granite City's Bump in the Night Black IPA, so I rectified that during Happy Hour tonight while wearing my 3X OR in gray. The gray looks dusty in strong direct light but it isn't.

    Bump in the Night (~7% ABV) has a strong flavor of coffee, hops & a bit of chocolate up front; only a little bit of chocolate I could detect & no vanilla. Almost borderline bitter in aftertaste when the citrus & strong hops flavors kick in. The contrast was interesting at first but after a couple it became too bitter for me. Bump in the Night is probably a blend of their Broad Axe Oatmeal Stout & their Batch 1000 Double IPA.




    So I had their Broad Axe Oatmeal Stout (5.5% ABV) for comparison (scientific purposes) only. The Stout is milder all around; milder flavors of coffee, chocolate & vanilla up front; coffee after. A bit more naturally sweeter without the bitter citrus & hops aftertaste.


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  4. Borsalino paired with a Springfield Brewing Company’s Tsarry Night Variant as we wait for the open bar at the wedding reception to start.


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  5. RBH

    RBH Bartender

    VS Sportaire and a little 'shine.

  6. Another Shine man myself. Hoping to get another couple of bottles for Christmas. This is my personal favorite, Chaplin Hills Hemp Seed.

  7. Short Balding Guy

    Short Balding Guy I'll Lock Up

    Minnesota, USA
    Jack; I have in mind to find my nearest Granite City to sample the Stout and Night. They look delicious on a cold winter morning.

    A lot going on in the Variant. A lot, but a lot of tastes that I bet I would enjoy. Thanks for sharing.

    RBH; Sportair continues to be an impressive fedora. The Arkansas Moonshine bottle appears to nearly empty. You need to remedy that. Best, Eric -
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2018
  8. Short Balding Guy

    Short Balding Guy I'll Lock Up

    Minnesota, USA
    Visiting the local butcher, coffee roaster, bakery and mini-brewery were my afternoon tasks. I have dinner guests arriving for roasted chicken and the fixings this evening.

    Hat to pick-up some growlers.


    Cap for grilling and the necessary beer sampling.



    Kippas (Cheers in Finnish) , Eric -
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  9. RBH

    RBH Bartender

    After slinging some salt for the state today, it is my Buckaroo Ranchero.
    Also a dram or two for the old goats cold bones!

  10. I really like that combination of hat bands Rusty! The tequila is now on my list to try... :)
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  11. Eric, you might like their Batch 1000 Double IPA also.

    Since I won't be making a Christmastime visit to KY this month I decided to place an order & get some Chaplin Hill coming my way. To fill out a 4-bottle case I included a bottle of their Spirit Whiskey, 80% White Whiskey & 20% KY Bourbon. I haven't had a good blended Spirit Whiskey in a long time.



    Chiefs 27 - Ravens 24 in OT!

  12. RBH

    RBH Bartender

    Thank you Sir! The bands are something Mike and I came up with.
    The Tequila is one I found in the border town of Nuevo Progreso. My father in law and I love the cabrito at one of the local eating establishments so when I saw this I had to try it.
    At the time you could not get it in the States but I have since found it here.
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  13. Short Balding Guy

    Short Balding Guy I'll Lock Up

    Minnesota, USA
    Iphone battery replacement found me at the local mall. Holiday shopping with requisite coffee.



    I enjoyed the coffee, the mall experience - not so much. Best, Eric -
  14. BSHW & Odell's 90 Schillings.





    Hope this place can make it!
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  15. rclark

    rclark Call Me a Cab

    Central Texas
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  16. Thanks Rick.

    Granite City has a great BBQ chicken flatbread that I was hungry for. It pairs well with their Northern Lager. And with my Gannon Highwayman.



    PS: Back home enjoying some smoky Lagavulin 8 after the BBQ chicken.

    Last edited: Dec 13, 2018
  17. Fourman110

    Fourman110 One of the Regulars

    Man, that all looks great.
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  18. Thanks Jay!
  19. Just stirred together the ingredients of my Southern Burgoo in a stockpot so it can simmer until game time tonight, Chiefs vs Chargers. When I added the Bourbon to the beef stock I decided it wasn't too early to pour a shot for myself. Good evening to all!


  20. Bamaboots

    Bamaboots I'll Lock Up

    Great hat but dang, HJ. I'm a bit of an amateur chef and thought I was familiar with most dishes Southern. Had to google Burgoo. It's on the to do list. Coming soon.

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