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Old    Manzo (zo1)      Join Date: Aug 2002       01-12-2010, 1:32 PM Reply   
I don't know which of you guys were talking about this a while ago but this stuff is awesome!

Just got off the phone and am picking up a 1/6th barrel for the bar tomorrow. $130 a sixth hurts but I will drink away the pain.

Great reco! If you have not had it, give it a shot, it's a great IPA.
Old    Nacho (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       01-12-2010, 1:38 PM Reply   
AGREED! Had it in CA when I was out there last year, damn fine IPA.
Old    actiondcpd (actiondcpd)      Join Date: Apr 2003       01-12-2010, 3:15 PM Reply   
Racre5 is good. My favorite is Alesmith IPA. Try some if you see it.
Old    Manzo (zo1)      Join Date: Aug 2002       01-12-2010, 3:22 PM Reply   
Who makes it?
Old    Baitkiller (baitkiller)      Join Date: Jan 2010       01-12-2010, 3:32 PM Reply   
Florida has no decent micro supply. I am sipping SN Pale Ales and lucky to get them. I'm a transplant from Cali and just last year went back to SD for a convention.

Ahhhh sitting at Sunset bar and grill, sucking down good beer and wahoo tacos. Right on the beach. And waves, almost forgot what real surf looks like. I wish I could afford to live there again.

sigh.....
Old    Dan Noonan (depswa)      Join Date: Nov 2000       01-12-2010, 3:40 PM Reply   
I tried some Racer5 when I was Snowboarding in Truckee over Christmas just because I remembered people on the WW message board talkng about it. Good stuff! Stone IPA is usually my favorite, but Racer 5 was definitely comparable. I love Sierra Nevada Pale and Celebration Ales and have recently been digging their Torpedo IPA....Nothing like a good Hoppy Beer to get the evening started IMO!
Old    Nacho (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       01-12-2010, 4:33 PM Reply   
Manzo, you're on the east coast, right? So are you just shipping it? Or is this from a speakeasy deal?
Old    Manzo (zo1)      Join Date: Aug 2002       01-12-2010, 4:38 PM Reply   
It's distributed in both carolina's...

Ummm sn celebration. That is what is about to kick soon, maybe tonight
Old    Blabelmooch (blabel)      Join Date: Jul 2001       01-12-2010, 5:07 PM Reply   
I love IPA's. My favorites are:

Stone
Ballast Point Sculpin Ale
Racer 5
Old    Manzo (zo1)      Join Date: Aug 2002       01-12-2010, 5:52 PM Reply   
Try Brooklyn eipa, another great one...

Another really great one though very hoppy is victory hop devil

(Message edited by Zo1 on January 12, 2010)
Old    Darren Lamont (dlamont)      Join Date: Apr 2003       01-12-2010, 5:54 PM Reply   
The Racer #5 is good stuff. If you are ever up in Seattle try to find Big Time's Scarlet Fire IPA.
Old    Chris (rio_sanger)      Join Date: Apr 2007       01-12-2010, 6:29 PM Reply   
My son was home from college in Colorado for Christmas, and turned me on to Blue Paddle from New Belgium Brewing in Fort Collins, the makers of Fat Tire.
Really Good stuff! I like it better than the Fat Tire.
Never tried the Racer 5, sounds like I might need to make a trip North!

http://www.newbelgium.com/beer
Old    Ricardo (gunz)      Join Date: Sep 2001       01-12-2010, 6:59 PM Reply   
*Paging Mike!!!!*


Bear Republic Brewery in Healdsburg Ca.

I hit it a couple times a month.My fav by them is the XP,The Hefe,and the El Oso,but the Racer is tashty.
Old    Manzo (zo1)      Join Date: Aug 2002       01-12-2010, 7:21 PM Reply   
I will look for the Scarlet Fire around here. Used to get to Seattle once a year or so to see friends but it has been a long time. Bumbershoot was a blast.

Never had the Blue Paddle but I LOVE the New Belgium Skinny Dip and Hoptober...
Old    Brett W (brettw)      Join Date: Jul 2007       01-12-2010, 7:45 PM Reply   
I've really picked up on drinking IPAs a lot more in the past year. I haven't tried Racer 5 but will add that to my next order.

I also like Stone and recently bought a bunch of their Stone Brewing Cali-Belgique IPA, which is good. I also recently bought and liked Drake's India Pale Ale.

And on a side note, one of my most favorite beers I just discovered is Cable Car Amber. If you like Ambers, pick some up next time you go to Bevmo. You'll like it. My previous favorite was Anderson Valley Boont Amber Ale.
Old    Racer #5 Team Capt (bond)      Join Date: Nov 2002       01-12-2010, 8:17 PM Reply   
Yo Yo my brother's RACER #5 IN THE HOUSE. Go to there Racer #5 blob www.bearrepublic.com and get you picture in of you & your Racer #5.

RACER #5 = A DOUBLED HOPED IPA brewed in Healdsburg, Ca
Old    Racer #5 Team Capt (bond)      Join Date: Nov 2002       01-12-2010, 8:19 PM Reply   
Calling the CIE boys - I can donate a few KEGS of Racer 5 for Spring Ride again, let me know either way if the bar will let it happen & pour the NECTOR of the gods!!!!!!!
Old    Wakejunky (wakejunky)      Join Date: Apr 2002       01-13-2010, 6:28 AM Reply   
My mountain biking group are devout Racer 5 drinkers. We go out every Wednesday night for a night ride then go back to my buddy's house and put down 2-3 Racer 5's, we're going through a keg about every 2-3 weeks. We even have poster boys on their web page.

Chris
get the grip you deserve
www.wakejunky.com
Old    Racer #5 Team Capt (bond)      Join Date: Nov 2002       01-13-2010, 9:45 AM Reply   
I saw your post on there wesite, very nice..
love the Racer
Old    Forrest (wazzy)      Join Date: Nov 2001       01-13-2010, 9:55 AM Reply   
mmmmmm... Racer #5 hard to find around here, but when i do, I buy all I can....

BTW...$130 for a 1/6 barrel.... have you seen the Sam Adams beer for $150 for a 22oz bottle???
Old    Manzo (zo1)      Join Date: Aug 2002       01-13-2010, 10:13 AM Reply   
Racer #5 Team Capt'n (bond), you affiliated with Bear Republic or just an addict?
Old    Racer #5 Team Capt (bond)      Join Date: Nov 2002       01-13-2010, 10:40 AM Reply   
Rich Norgrove is a very good friend of mine, plus the Brewery is right next to my office (Bummer). Ryan the main bartender there is family so that works pretty good. Ever been to the pub before?
Old    C.I.E..... Evan (guido)      Join Date: Jul 2002       01-13-2010, 10:41 AM Reply   
I love Racer 5. Just had two last night. Yummm. Just watch out. Too many and you'll be falling on the floor in a hurry. Strong stuff. Ha, ha, ha. Love it.

Mike... I'll see what I can do with the bar this year. Bass Lake is much more receptive than Tulloch was. I'll talk to them.
Old    Racer #5 Team Capt (bond)      Join Date: Nov 2002       01-13-2010, 10:46 AM Reply   
Sweet - 4-pints @ 7% will kick your arse quick
Old    Manzo (zo1)      Join Date: Aug 2002       01-13-2010, 10:48 AM Reply   
Ahhh, makes sense. Nope Never been to the pub, I live about 3000 miles away.
Old    Racer #5 Team Capt (bond)      Join Date: Nov 2002       01-15-2010, 9:37 AM Reply   
Here you go!!!!Upload
Old    Nacho (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       01-15-2010, 9:45 AM Reply   
Awww... Sweet nectar!

Need to find a way to get Racer in texas.
Old    Nate (mammoth)      Join Date: Apr 2005       01-15-2010, 9:53 AM Reply   
If they won't have it in the bar, it could always go somewhere else...right?
Old    Nick Heckerson (kstateskier)      Join Date: May 2002       01-16-2010, 7:02 PM Reply   
I was in World Market the other day, they had Racer #5 and a pretty good selection of other beers. I was actually pretty impressed with their selection. It used to be most of their beers sucked. For STL being known for beer, the selection around here sucks. You can get pretty fresh Bud Light though...

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