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      Good afternoon Redskins fans!  I have once again been invited to sit in the relative comfort of the press box and shout my thoughts into the void via this blog.  As you watch the game today and see the rain  pour relentlessly from the heavens, know that I am safe and dry.  Know also that @Spaceman Spiff is out there somewhere, cold and unappreciated, rolling around in the muck trying to capture that perfect picture.  Maybe say a little prayer for his health (or laugh, whatever, I’m not judging you).  Also, be sure not to miss the pictures he posts on this site after each game.     
       
      Before we get into today's Redskins game, I want give some thanks for more positive occurrences in DC sports.  Congrats to the Washington Mystics for winning their first championship.  Congrats go out to the Washington Nationals as well for reaching the world series.  These two teams (along with the Caps) are working hard to change the sports related mood around this town, and we're all happier for it. 
       
      Lets move now into less cheerful topics, namely your Washington Redskins!  Yow know things are going bad, and I mean really dang bad, when your team has gone through three quarterbacks and two coaches and your not even half way through the season.  Today's fresh hell comes in the form of a specter of the our recent past coming to smirk at our misfortune.  Im talking of course of Kyle.  Kyle's spent the week assuring everyone that he isn’t holding a grudge, while very obviously holding a grudge.  “Everything else.”  You know what I’m talking about. 
       
      If all he brought to town were his hurt feelings we wouldn’t have a problem.  Sadly, he’s arrived with an undefeated football team that the NFL says we have to play this week.  This feels entirely unfair. 
       
      My generic key to the game:  Run the ball and stop the run.  The team (spoiler alert: 49ers) that does this today will win.   
       
      Redskins Inactives  
      QB Colt McCoy  
      S Deshazor Everett  
      CB Josh Norman  
      RB Chris THompson  
      LB Josh Harvey-Clemons 
      G Wes Martin  
      TE Vernon Davis  
       
      49ers inactives  
      QB CJ Beathard 
      WR Deebo Samuel  
      CB Ahkello Witherspoon  
      FB Kyle Juszczyk 
      T Mike McGLinchey 
      T Joe Staley 
      DL DJ Jones 
       
      1st Quarter Update
      Redskins 0 – 0 49ers
       
      Callahan wasn’t playing around when he said he wanted to run the ball.  That first drive was all runs, and looked great... right up until they tried to pass the ball.  Hopkins missed the relatively short fied goal, because of course he did.     

      Maybe Quinn isn’t a good choice to be returning punts?  Consider it.    
       
      That second Redskins drive looked more like what we’ve come to expect from this offense.  Run for negative yards, pass dropped, and an unsuccessful screen pass.  A quintessential Redskins three and out. 

      Passing yards this quarter:  Redskins 3. 49ers 9.  Are you not entertained?! 
       
      Half Time Update
      Redskins 0 – 0 49ers 
       
      How happy are you to spend your Sunday afternoon watching this game?  Consider that some people paid money, to sit in a poncho, in the rain, to watch this game. 
       
      It’s now time for those half time adjustments that our beloved skins do so well.  It’s unlikely the second half mirrors the first. 
       
      3rd Quarter Update 
      Redskins 0 – 3 49ers  
       
      Good news, this game will not end in a 0-0 tie.  Those half time adjustments have kicked in as expected and the 49ers have found a way onto the scoreboard in this messy throwback game.  The Redskins have decided to spend the second half collecting holding penalties and sadness.  Mercifully, only one quarter remains. 
       
      End of Game Update 
      Redskins 0 – 9 49ers 
       
      Callahan hasn’t spent much time as the head coach of the Washington Redskins, but he’s already proven that his team can waste 2nd half timeouts like a veteran.  It makes little sense to adopt a strategy that shortens the game when your team is losing, and it makes even less sense when your team is short on time outs.  I’m not really sure what the thinking as late in this game.    
       
      Next week Kirk Cousins!   
       
       

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Just picked up a sixer of Resurrection. It's excellent. If it's available in your area, I strongly suggest that you pick some up. It used to only be available on draft. The store limits you to 2 six packs per customer. I guess it's a limited canning thing.

Also got a six-pack of Oskar Blues "Old Chub" It's a Scottish Ale. It's also sold in cans. I wish more craft brewers would package their brews in cans.

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Just picked up a sixer of Resurrection. It's excellent. If it's available in your area, I strongly suggest that you pick some up. It used to only be available on draft. The store limits you to 2 six packs per customer. I guess it's a limited canning thing.

Also got a six-pack of Oskar Blues "Old Chub" It's a Scottish Ale. It's also sold in cans. I wish more craft brewers would package their brews in cans.

They are on their way. Every week I hear that a brewery is going to start canning. A few good ones already do. The best I've had is Surly from Minnesota.

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Bought a 6 of Hoegaarden yesterday, which is the first craft beer I ever had. Very good wit.

I like Hoegarden too. This brings up what could be a fun topic: What was your first craft beer? Mine was Allagash White. A good Belgian style brew....

As for canning - I agree - I think there are some on their way. Tallgrass, which makes some good beers like Buffalo Sweat and Oasis can their offerrings. My friend mentioned that Ashburn's Lost Rhino is working on setting up canning production.

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I like Hoegarden too. This brings up what could be a fun topic: What was your first craft beer? Mine was Allagash White. A good Belgian style brew....

As for canning - I agree - I think there are some on their way. Tallgrass, which makes some good beers like Buffalo Sweat and Oasis can their offerrings. My friend mentioned that Ashburn's Lost Rhino is working on setting up canning production.

My first craft beer?

I don't remember the name of it, but it was damn good.. We were staying in Munich, Germany, for a couple of weeks, (back in 1980), and it was a liter of beer, that I bought at a small store. It was packaged in a plain, brown bottle, with a hand-written label. The store-owner said that his family brewed it.

Back in the late 70's, early 80's, my Dad was stationed in Naples, Italy, and we had access to almost all of the European beers. In Naples, you could get a surprising number of beers on draft. My favorite drafts (though not considered "craft" beers, were Grolsch, Lowenbrau & Beck's. There was something about those beers that tasted so good on tap. We travelled extensively, and tried all kinds of local brews. My favorites were the German beers. The best one's were the no-name locally brewed beers, that were always available at mom & pop stores. Never had one that I didn't like.

OTOH, I tried several Belgium beers, and didn't care for any of them. I still don't.

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Had the Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout last night. Creamy texture, chocolate up front with a ton of roasty bitterness on the back end. Really good stuff, obviously. Chocolate stouts are up there as one of my favorite styles of beer, so it's tough competition to say the least. This wasn't my favorite chocolate stout ever, but it's very close.

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I like Hoegarden too. This brings up what could be a fun topic: What was your first craft beer? Mine was Allagash White. A good Belgian style brew....

As for canning - I agree - I think there are some on their way. Tallgrass, which makes some good beers like Buffalo Sweat and Oasis can their offerrings. My friend mentioned that Ashburn's Lost Rhino is working on setting up canning production.

Almost seems like a sacrilege to jump into the fray after all these pages already, but I've got a new favorite that I just can't get enough of.

If you like Hoegarden you will absolutely LOVE Blanche de Bruxelles. It's a Belgian White, nothing earth shattering, but I just love how simple, clean and refreshing it is in comparison to the bavarian wheat bears I'm used to.

It's possible to enjoy quite a few without feeling bloated. A hint of coriander, citrus, orange peel, just the perfect beer for a sunny afternoon.

Ranks a 4/5 in my book.

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I lost a bet and now owe a six pack of Modelo Especial to my cousin. Who know that a marine who fought in Iwo Jima would be without any tattoos? Not me.

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Had the Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout last night. Creamy texture, chocolate up front with a ton of roasty bitterness on the back end. Really good stuff, obviously. Chocolate stouts are up there as one of my favorite styles of beer, so it's tough competition to say the least. This wasn't my favorite chocolate stout ever, but it's very close.

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have you tried flying dogs imperial coffee stout?

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I don't drink much anymore but we have some wonderful brewpubs here in Nelson County on Rt 151. I enjoy the gold leaf lager at the Devils Backbone near Wintergreen Ski Resort and the Blue Mountain brewery has some very tasty beers.

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Had the Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout last night. Creamy texture, chocolate up front with a ton of roasty bitterness on the back end. Really good stuff, obviously. Chocolate stouts are up there as one of my favorite styles of beer, so it's tough competition to say the least. This wasn't my favorite chocolate stout ever, but it's very close.

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I've heard that one benefits tremendously with a couple years on it. I've been sitting on a few to see for myself. I'll try to crack one soon.

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I don't drink much anymore but we have some wonderful brewpubs here in Nelson County on Rt 151. I enjoy the gold leaf lager at the Devils Backbone near Wintergreen Ski Resort and the Blue Mountain brewery has some very tasty beers.

Grew up in Nelson, BMB is the best of the trio IMO. Evil 8 is available as of today I believe.

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I've heard that one benefits tremendously with a couple years on it. I've been sitting on a few to see for myself. I'll try to crack one soon.

Yep, keeping one in the cellar for a few years myself, lemme know how it is.

GoSkins561

have you tried flying dogs imperial coffee stout?

One of the few FD beers I haven't tried.

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Grew up in Nelson, BMB is the best of the trio IMO. Evil 8 is available as of today I believe.

Haven't tried Wild Wolf Brewery but am looking forward to trying it sometime.

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Had the Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout last night. Creamy texture, chocolate up front with a ton of roasty bitterness on the back end. Really good stuff, obviously. Chocolate stouts are up there as one of my favorite styles of beer, so it's tough competition to say the least. This wasn't my favorite chocolate stout ever, but it's very close.

Good stuff! Strong too

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have you tried flying dogs imperial coffee stout?

Just got a six pack of this stuff, they call it "Kujo" now, $12.99, will let ya know what I think! :cheers:

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Flying Dog Kujo Imperial Coffee Stout

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Oily black, head is mocha colored and large. Sticks around for quite some time. Smell is a ton of fresh coffee beans with vanilla underneath. Roastiness is medium. Flavor is a blanket of coffee and vanilla, a dark chocolate complex reveals itself. Roastiness isn't too high at all for what this beer is. Creamy texture, along with a prolonged aftertaste of sweet coffee makes this a great desert beer. Scrumptious.

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^^^ is that new? I love flying dog and try to drink any beer of theirs i can get my hands on. that one sounds awesome

A while back they released an "experimental" beer in their Wild Dog series simply called Coffee Stout.

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They're the same beers.

Be aware that this is a Winter seasonal beer, so get it while you can. Now that I think about it, this is one hell of a winter brew.

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I love coffee but coffee beer......idk about that..

It isn't Miller Lite and a cup of Dunkin Doughnuts poured in to one glass. It's quality ground coffee added to chocolate and roasted malt. It's damn delicious.

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