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11-30-2011, 10:45 PM
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any beer that tastes like beer is good enough for me

and 4.7% is minimum.
Pretty much paitsi lappari, sitä poron kusta ei koiratkaan juo.

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You know I wish I could smell so I could actually know what beer REALLY tastes like.

All I get is the bitterness of the hops they put into it.

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Hopefully one of these days I'll run across a 4 pack of that (I love furious).

I found a bottle of Darkness....and wasn't impressed. But then again, I have yet to find an imperial stout that I liked (too boozey tastimg for me). At least I have a cool looking bottle I guess.
Not a Darkness fan? Never thought I would see the day.

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AppleJacks are ruling my November and probably will "enhance" my December. Freakin' lethal combo.

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mmm beer

cant go wrong with microbrews, gods gifts

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Loving the mentions so far. Lets also hear your go to liquor stores to pick up your favorites as well. Keeps the thread going and gives us all an option if we're in the area.

For me, I spend a lot of time at Dennis Brothers in Cottage Grove. Solid selection and they're pretty cool there.

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midway liquor on university in st paul...love to support them since they've been so affected by the light rail construction...also nicest people ever.

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12-01-2011, 09:05 AM
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Granite City has some interesting brews in Fargo.

I'm usually a Bud Light guy, but when I drink other beers it's usually something like Shock Top, Liney's or something like that. I also love the Christmas samplers I sometimes receive.

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Fosters is nasty. It's like the Natty Ice of Australia. (that is what one of my girlfriends australian roomates told me, anyway).
Same with Stella. People think it's cool to order one. S#lt beer and like Natty in England. Tastes like a crap lager to me like Miller.

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Fosters is nasty. It's like the Natty Ice of Australia. (that is what one of my girlfriends australian roomates told me, anyway).
Same with Stella in London. Stella tastes like a crap lager to me.

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Granite City has some interesting brews in Fargo.

I'm usually a Bud Light guy, but when I drink other beers it's usually something like Shock Top, Liney's or something like that. I also love the Christmas samplers I sometimes receive.
Have you had a chance to try the Fargo Woodchipper IPA?

I was in Fargo recently and thought it was pretty damn good for a first effort by a new brewery.

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Thomas Liquors if you're ever by St. Thomas or Macalaster. Love those guys. Constantly updating and trying out new stuff, many many singles to buy. Good wine deals and an alright selection of esoteric liquors. I don't live there anymore but I still go there for my drinks.

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12-01-2011, 09:23 AM
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Have you had a chance to try the Fargo Woodchipper IPA?

I was in Fargo recently and thought it was pretty damn good for a first effort by a new brewery.
I will try it when I'm down south in January.

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Thomas Liquors if you're ever by St. Thomas or Macalaster. Love those guys. Constantly updating and trying out new stuff, many many singles to buy. Good wine deals and an alright selection of esoteric liquors. I don't live there anymore but I still go there for my drinks.
Interesting...I'll have to stop by.

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Fosters is nasty. It's like the Natty Ice of Australia. (that is what one of my girlfriends australian roomates told me, anyway).
It's better than any of the Finnish "market-lagers".


I have some explaining to do: In Finland, in a typical Friday we buy our beers in 24-packs, in a so called "lava" (case). However, you don't get all beers in that 24-pack, only the most common ones, the so called "market-lagers", as I said earlier.

Oh, and the drinking age is 18 over here (20 for strong alcoholic beverages).

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Bought a sampler pack last time I was in Wisconsin. Had some New Glarus, and other random beers. I'll post each time I sample a new one.

Maybe we can do mini-reviews each time we try a new beer?
New Glarus is pretty good stuff. Spotted Cow is their most popular, and the couple times I have had an Uff-da, it was very good for a heavy beer.

However, if I post much in this thread, I will sound like the ultimate homer, since I live in the town where Schell's and Grain Belt are brewed (honestly, is there anything better than Premo and Nordeast? ) and on that note, had a taste of the latest Schell's SnowStorm a couple weeks ago and was not all that impressed. I think it had a bit of Raspberry flavor to it, and I'm not a fan of fruiting the beer. Much prefer a good 'ol Lager.

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It's better than any of the Finnish "market-lagers".


I have some explaining to do: In Finland, in a typical Friday we buy our beers in 24-packs, in a so called "lava" (case). However, you don't get all beers in that 24-pack, only the most common ones, the so called "market-lagers", as I said earlier.

Oh, and the drinking age is 18 over here (20 for strong alcoholic beverages).
aahhhhhh i get it. yeah, i can't remember the last time i bought beer by the case (24 pack). The days of stocking up on mickeys are long past for me.

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12-01-2011, 10:23 AM
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any beer that tastes like beer is good enough for me

and 4.7% is minimum.
True story, I had $6 in my pocket and wanted to pick up a six-pack. Went to the nearest MGM Liquor and found a pack of Steel Reserve (16 oz cans, came in a 6-pack for under $5 and had 8.4% )

Did not taste very well to start with, but by the time I got to the end of the first one it somehow got better

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12-01-2011, 10:24 AM
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Favorite beers right now:

- Surly Bender (also the gf's favorite...cuz she's awesome)
- Sierra Nevada pale ale
- Fulton IPA
- Leine's Sunset Wheat or Blue Moon in the summer
- Stella is the only lager I like

I'll bet Summit Winter is good stuff, have to try it.

I like Summit EPA when the bars don't have other stuff on tap. Just a really good basic beer that has 10x the flavor of most American lager crap. But most of their other beers aren't great (Horizon, Pilsner, etc).

Leine's and Sam Adams do a pretty decent job with seasonals for drinkability.

Still not a big hops guy but I've been on a hops kick and might have to give Furious and Hopslam another go.

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12-01-2011, 11:31 AM
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How about terrible beers?

I remember freshman year of college, a huge group of the guys on my floor bought 10 cases of Mountain Crest (the cheapest beer we could find). Dear god, it took me a month to finish those damn beers. I swear it's brewed with maple syrup... Terrible, terrible beer.


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I don't think anything could possibly be worse than Mich Golden Light.

Best dirt cheap beer, by far, is Icehouse. Stuff rocked. 30 pack brick for $13.49 back in college. 5.5% and goes down pretty smooth, actually. Good for beer bonging. We pretty much lived off that stuff throughout our college years.

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I don't think anything could possibly be worse than Mich Golden Light.

Best dirt cheap beer, by far, is Icehouse. Stuff rocked. 30 pack brick for $13.49 back in college. 5.5% and goes down pretty smooth, actually. Good for beer bonging. We pretty much lived off that stuff throughout our college years.
In my day it was Old Style and Heileman's Special Export, the green death. Gotta have a fall-back swill.

If I'm not buying craft beer, which is very rare, I go with the Grain Belt Premium.

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Natural Ice. Cheap beer that tastes like cheap beer.

Panther Ice Ale is the worst beer I've ever had. Tasted like grape soda and bologna. Some reviews:

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I opened up the beer and immediately was hit with an aroma that was similar to a combination of rubbing alcohol and listerine. It tastes exactly like it smells.

There's no possible way anyone could enjoy the taste or smell of this beer.

I can honestly say I don't recommend this to anyone with functioning tastebuds.
Oddly enough all three reviews were from Minneh so maybe it was a local accident. I bought mine in Kato.


High Life was the way to go for cheap beer that was tolerable. Although Coors Light has enough alcohol to really get the job done if you are trying to watch carbs.

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12-01-2011, 12:39 PM
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Favorite beers right now:

- Surly Bender (also the gf's favorite...cuz she's awesome)
- Sierra Nevada pale ale
- Fulton IPA
- Leine's Sunset Wheat or Blue Moon in the summer
- Stella is the only lager I like

I'll bet Summit Winter is good stuff, have to try it.

I like Summit EPA when the bars don't have other stuff on tap. Just a really good basic beer that has 10x the flavor of most American lager crap. But most of their other beers aren't great (Horizon, Pilsner, etc).

Leine's and Sam Adams do a pretty decent job with seasonals for drinkability.

Still not a big hops guy but I've been on a hops kick and might have to give Furious and Hopslam another go.
Give Moose Drool (Big Sky Brew. Co.) a shot if you like Bender. It's a great brown ale.

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Not a Darkness fan? Never thought I would see the day.
Yeah, I guess I just don't really like imperial stouts at all (have tried several). Oh well.

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