I waiting in line at Stone for 10 minutes to get a second pour. I haven't had Younger in a few years now but I saw they changed it up this year.I think the only line I've stood in for younger was up at Encinitas Ale House when I was trying to redeem my ticket for a pour.
Last year was the best I remember in recent memory - not all that sweet, with enough grassy tones and a dry finish that was pleasing to the palate.I don't recall it tasting the same any year I have had it. Past 2 years it was a tad sweeter that I would have wanted it. Figure I will try this year in a week or so. Might get lucky and walk in to O'Brien's the night of the keg they put on quietly. Otherwise I will do the EAH keg once they post when it is going on.
Grandmaster Fu is fantastic as well, and I’ve been drinking a lot of Burlingame lately.I feel like I've said this several times over the past year, but the current batch of Hop-Fu! might legitimately be the best yet. NPBC's hype has shot through the roof with the Before Dying series - with good reason, as those are phenomenal beers - but I continue to be impressed with how hard they're crushing it across virtually every style they brew, most of which are considerably less sexy than pastry stouts.
Ah hahahaha. I would like to think so, but I still chase beers on occasion like #newmoney instead of just sitting back and enjoying a solid pilsner. So, hopefully soon I will fully make that transition, but I got a lot of beers to consume beforehand.Disclaimer: I don’t know you outside of your posts here. But, hasn’t the transition been completed already?
Toronado's Younger tapping yesterday was most definitely a hassle. Two lines somehow became one, and when the line started curling outside, they stopped letting people in - even though the far register only had about five people in line. Door guy cited "capacity issues," but there was plenty of open space to walk around, and there was probably only like ten people out in the patio. Besides, I can't count how many times I've been shoulder to shoulder at that place and no one's given a shit. Twas certainly one of those signature Toronado shitshows that I may miss when it goes away.Had to run the dog to a vet appointment in Encinitas yesterday and conveniently EAH was pre-selling cards for Younger pours this weekend to their 80in80 members. So I will have my younger pour up there this sunday. Yay! (...I guess) Almost feels like a hassle nowadays than something fun to seek out. Perhaps this is the start on my transition to becoming a curmudgeon.