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11-17-2012, 02:07 PM
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How is the Troegs? I nearly bought some to try out, but then I saw that it's made with cherries and changed my mind.
Mad Elf is one of my all time favorite beers. Shame that it's $16 for a 6 pack, but it's just about worth it. The cherry isn't that strong, I think the honey comes through more than anything.

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11-17-2012, 06:46 PM
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Okay, let's unpack this. Craft beer has grown dramatically in popularity, and now makes up 6 percent of the total market. And while no individual craft brewer, not even the largest ones like Sierra Nevada, is big enough to pose a threat to Miller and Bud, the industry as a whole, from national brands like Sierra Nevada to your favorite local brew, are taking shelf space from the Big Two. Newsflash: The Big Two want that shelf space back. The retail jargon "SKUs" stands for "stock-keeping unit," a coding system used by retailers to track inventory. "Too many SKUs" translates to "too many unique products." What the beer exec is saying is that supermarkets and corner stores might think they make more money by finding space on the shelves for independent craft beers, but they actually sell more beer and book more profits by dropping craft beers and sticking with the giants.

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11-17-2012, 08:38 PM
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Meh, maybe if you live in the middle of nowhere with one grocery/package store.

Don't see what effect it would have on big box liquor/beer stores.

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If you eliminate the Orange Street Food Farm in Missoula I've probably bought <5% of my beer from grocery stores in my life.

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I recommend this:

Cuvée Van De Keizer Blauw





I don't know where you'd find a bottle.
Maybe a bit late but if anybody wants to try it and they're in Ontario, this is part of the LCBO's holiday releases. Have a bottle in my fridge now.

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11-18-2012, 11:41 AM
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Earlier this year, Anheuser-Busch launched Bud Light Lime-A-Rita. The brewery blended Bud Light Lime and margarita mix together for beer/cocktail crossover, with a kick. Lime-A-Ritas are typically 8% ABV. Rita was an instant success. AB has had trouble keeping the shelves stocked with the product.

On the heels of Lime-A-Rita’s success, AB aims to release a variant – Straw-Ber-Rita. The beer based margarita is now introduced with strawberry flavoring. Mike Sundet, VP at Bud Light had this to say of the original product launch: “This is our take on the traditional margarita. Beer drinkers were already mixing Bud Light Lime into margaritas to create ‘beer ritas’; Lime-a-Rita just adds a new level of convenience by providing a beverage with the perfect balance of flavors.”

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That sounds disgusting.

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I had this one last evening, and even though the color wouldn't say it, it is very good and tasty. definitely reminded me of some great belgian classics like: Chimay Cinq Cents, Saison Dupont, Tripel Karmeliet, Duvel, or even Delirium Tremens. it's like a belgian beer brewed in the US.

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I had this one last evening, and even though the color wouldn't say it, it is very good and tasty. definitely reminded me of some great belgian classics like: Chimay Cinq Cents, Saison Dupont, Tripel Karmeliet, Duvel, or even Delirium Tremens. it's like a belgian beer brewed in the US.
Agreed. I couldn't believe how light in color it was.

It looked like a Miller/Coors/Bud light after I poured it, but damn was it good.

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11-19-2012, 09:06 PM
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I'm so jealous of you Chicago-ans. Goose Island's Bourbon County Stout is one of the best new beers I've had in the past year or so, so I can only imagine how good everything else they have is. Plus, you have Three Floyds right down the road from you.

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Had this the other day. Pleasantly surprised. The label said it had hints of vanilla but I found it to be quite strong. Still really liked it.



And this little gem I found at my lcbo would be the best beer I've had in quite some time. I absolutely love oatmeal stouts and this was no different. The chocolate wasn't really all that noticeable which was okay with me.

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11-19-2012, 10:20 PM
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Hm, I went to the liquor store across the street from Goose Island's brewery, but never did I have anything from them when I was in Chicago. That Binny's place is unreal, though. Probably walked the beer section 10 times before I grabbed even one bottle.

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11-20-2012, 07:38 PM
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Every night I crack open a Celebration, it continues to blow my mind how good it is. I had high hopes with it being Sierra Nevada and all, but I can't believe that it is this good each time I have one.

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wasn't directed at me but I am going to drink the **** out of that sierra. Looks awesome. I love trying hoppy beers, especially ones that have the word hop in the name. Pure hoppiness, hop heaven...

Anyway, I hope you get to try some Pliny in the near future. If you're a hop guy you'll love it.
It's a great beer. Might be a little too hoppy. . The ABV is something like 11%, so it packs a punch.

I'll let you know when / if I try some Pliny. I've been wanting to try it for a while now.

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Oh my gawd! That looks amazing! I've never seen that before. I know for a fact that beer doesn't exist here. Is it new? Whenever I go back home, (Saint Louis) I always load up on Stone's Arrogant *******. Oklahoma has some serious issues when it comes to alcohol and can be hard to find good stuff at times.
I don't want to rub it in, but it's pretty damn awesome. It was first released back in early 2011, and for some reason, I thought it was a year round beer since I bought some this August, but in reading around it looks like this is a spring release beer.

I hope you can find it next year.

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Every night I crack open a Celebration, it continues to blow my mind how good it is. I had high hopes with it being Sierra Nevada and all, but I can't believe that it is this good each time I have one.
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11-21-2012, 06:17 AM
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My favorite clean Pilsner is Urquell but it absolutely must be from a keg. The green bottles they produce skunk the beer.

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11-25-2012, 09:37 PM
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Just had Stone Ruination for the first time.

Face melted.

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My fav would be Youngs Double Chocolate Stout either on tap or the can. Out of the bottle just taste different to me

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12-06-2012, 08:06 PM
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Southern Tier 2X Xmas Ale is a really good beer. Goose Island Nut Brown Ale is another recent first that I enjoyed. I tried the Troegs Christmas, and wasn't all that impressed. It was too sweet for my liking.

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As dirty and as cheap people say it is, I really don't care, I love Rolling Rock. We can't even get it in bottles here in Ontario as far as I know.

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As dirty and as cheap people say it is, I really don't care, I love Rolling Rock. We can't even get it in bottles here in Ontario as far as I know.
I don't find it that bad either but ya, you can only get it in cans here in Ontario.

Last concert I went to a guy in a wheelchair went by drinking a rolling rock and the part of me that's an ******* couldn't help but laugh a little.

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Got some beer mail the other day...


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GF is allergic to gluten, this was her introduction to beer. I apologized and told her that this is not what beer tastes like.

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Didn't go through the thread so I don't know if it's been mentioned, but this is my absolute favourite beer



It's called Smuttynose Shoals Pale Ale (Smuttynose is the brewery). It's from a microbrewery in NH. If you are in New England I'd highly reccomend it, it's very hoppy.

Since I live in Canada I typically drink Guinness or Sam Adams if I'm drinking for pleasure, Pabst, MGD, Mooshead or Keith's if I'm drinking to get drunk

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Got some beer mail the other day...

Driftwood's Fat Tug is quite lovely. It's just too bad it only comes in 22oz bottles, as with all other Driftwood products. Having emigrated to BC last year, I would say Driftwood is by far the best brewery of the province.

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