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Discussion in 'The Barefoot Pub' started by NotSoDoomedRunner, Feb 27, 2012.
When I hear "energy gel" ...I think "Jello shot".
When I hear "hydration pack" I think "half-dozen pack"
When I hear "ultramarathon" I think "have a barrel-o-fun"
When I hear "5K pace" I think "IPA"
Well, we could get that other popular thread going again. Started by Doomed also. Sad is that he is not active anymore. Come on back Dave.
Beer is being packed into my drop bags as we speak.
Hey Lomad, how have you been? Any running? Do any relays this year?
Yeah even though its on my short list of favorite beers its not one for every day. Much after Christmas, its more of a special occasion kind of beer for me.
Within walking distance? Wow that's dangerous lol! I suppose its in my best interest that the closest place that has any craft beer on tap is over 30 minutes away, and they just have a couple. For any big place like what your talking about is more like an hour drive to the city.
Inquisitive minds need to know how this works!
I always bring some cash with my on my races so I can stop at a passing pub for a pint but I have never found a good oppurtunity, that and most races I run are Sunday morning. I might have to switch to using drop beers.
Still trying to get through to the Sint Sixtus Abbey... no luck.
Edit: scratch that success! After a few hundred attempts. Should have two cases of Westy 12s this time next week.
Yes, but I doubt we could grow an energy gel thread like we've grown this one. ;-)
OMGawd! No to THAT thread!
Beer report from my 103 mile Ultra.
Pre race - a pale ale and an orange wheat (mistake, I did a "make your own six pack" at the store and grabbed this one accidentally) in the morning. Wasn't too bad. Can't remember the brand but they were California brewers. Later at packet pick up in the afternoon. I had 2 large drafts of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. Those tasted great. A little worried about too much booze before the race, I drank plenty of water in the evening.
Mile 24 - the course ran by the campground so I had a Weihenstephaner Hefe Weissbier stashed at my campsite.
Mile 47 - same, another Weissbier
Mile 66 - A Fat Tire Amber Ale from my drop bag. Placed in a coolie cup inside of a freezer ziploc to prevent an accident. Worked great. A couple of funny looks from the aid station workers. I just told them that I don't drink soda and beer works great for me.
Mile 85 - A cup of Stone IPA from a growler. Delivered by Shacky. It was great to see Vanessa also.
Mile 92 - Drop bag beer. This time a Uinta IPA (lower alcohol Utah beer). A little bit of jealousy from the other runners in the aid station.
Finish - Had a Sam Adams Rebel IPA. That combined with the big burger I ate did not sit well. Almost lost it walking back to the campground.
The Weissbier worked much better during the race. I think higher calories and less alcohol than the IPAs sat better, but finding that beer in cans is rare. No way to pack bottles in a drop bag. Another idea Abide is to just ask at the aid station. Surely some of the aid workers have their own stash that they would be more than willing to share.
Awesome congrats in your finish. I heard there was some trail marking shenanigans and was hoping it didn't affect you.
Ok weissbeir makes sense it's pretty smooth and less carbonated. I can find it in a can everywhere over here. My next race I'll try one or two in a drop bag. Pretty impressive you could drink that many IPA'S. Did you take or drink aby caffeine?
Glad you got through the beer drinking Ultra Rick!
Congratulations on the finish.
Well, it was over a long period of time, not like a beer mile race. The Uinta was a 4% beer and the cup Shacky gave me was only about 8 oz.
One cup of coffee before the race. No caffeine during. I would have loved a cup in the early morning, but at those aid stations it wasn't available. Not that I was sleepy, coffee just sounded good. Night section of the course went well, did not get sleepy at all, the sleep deprivation training really worked.
@Chris. Thanks. Many great things learned from my mentors on this forum.
Wow and I thought you were kidding!
Sleep deprivation training? What kind of things did you do? My shiftwork makes it hard to get good training in, but now you mention it I do get a good amount of sleep deprivation training on shift!
What up 100 miler! I did do Ragnar again, on almost no training. I've been cycling more than running. My long damaged meniscus got really agitated during marathon training last year and has been cranky ever since. I'm back on PT and rehabbing it. How are you?
For the thread: Deschutes Jubelale. Bottle.
True story from this summer: I did a 50 mile mountain bike race in the Capitol Forest (5000 feet of elevation gain. TOUGH). The mile 40 aid station had tequila shots as a fuel option. Took two and I think it's the only thing that pushed me to the finish.
Tonight, post crossdouche workout: Gilgamesh brewing (Salem, OR) Oedipus IPA. can report no urge to kill father or marry mother. Crisp, citrusy IPA, though. Would drink again.
So I did what I said - a taste test between the fresh 2014 christams ale, and last years that has been stored in my cellar.
New bottle on the left, old on the right. I'm certainly no pro taste tester but I was very surprised they tasted nearly identical. A tiny bit less carbonation in the aged ale, and a tiny bit less sharpness in taste. The new ale had a bit of bitterness, probably from the fresher hops. For an IPA I'd say this is a good thing, but for the Christmas Ale I actually preferred the slightly smoother aged one.
FWIW: The aged one had a "For freshest taste use by 2/25/14" - I disagree
In the dead of winter as I recall my basement get down in the upper 40's/50ish. In the heat of summer it will get up in the upper 60's.
If anything I proved that I can at least store beer down there for long periods, even ones of medium alcohol content (7.5%)
While I am on the subject... I finally opened another bottle I had in the basement tonight (the Christmas ale shot above was from a week ago). I didn't mean to age this one, I'm just not really a fan of stouts. But I make it a point to try everything I see from Ommegang (besides 4 of their common ones I rarely see any others, and everything I have had from them has been great). So one day I was in the grocery store and saw this Stout. It was made for The Game of Thrones. I think that’s a TV show but I have never seen it. Anyhow, per self imposed rule I had to buy it. So it sat in my basement forever, I was just never in the mood for a stout. I don't remember when I bought it, early this year or last year. It has a packaged on date of 8/8/13 and a best by date of 8/15. Most of Ommegangs stuff has a long life, I suppose that might be because its bottle conditioned, if that’s the right term. And I've found the Belgian yeasts they use really spice up a lot of brews that I'd otherwise not be to thrilled about. And this was no exception.
Ommegang's Game of Thrones, Take the Black Stout. 7% Ale brewed with star anise and licorice root. BA score 83/85. Good but not super. Probably because of the added spices and the TV show name. But I really enjoyed it! Oh and if your wondering about that light behind the glass, I was just checking to make sure this was a real stout... so thick and black that not one bit of light from my 200 lumen flashlight can be seen through it (the same light which can easily go through your hand and you can see your blood veins and such!). Might not be a classic stout, but the extra spices and Belgian yeasts sure do make this something I enjoyed. Almost wish I had bought 2, since this was a single batch release from Ommegang and I'll likely never have another.
Deschutes The Abyss- got-damn it is a beautiful thing.
Picked up a variety of winter/Christmas ales. Oh how I love this season. Oh Christmas beer oh Christmas beer... OK I am not good with rhymes and poems and such.
A couple winter favs... Enjoying a Deschutes Jubelale now and have a few SN Celebration IPAs in the fridge