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01-29-2012, 08:34 AM
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I just found out they may cancel crappy beer night at Space Aliens bar in GF. I am crestfallen.

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01-29-2012, 07:31 PM
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It's a seasonal. I've been drinking Celebration Ale for about 3 years now. Always comes out around November.
I was mistaken, i was talking about Summit's Silver Anniversary Ale.

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I was mistaken, i was talking about Summit's Silver Anniversary Ale.
I understood what you meant

If there are any hop lovers out there, my brother gave me a drunken rundown of the awesomeness going on at the Muddy Pig's celebration of hops: IPAs and double IPAs up the wazoo, beer flights beginning at $9. Corner of Selby and Dale in St. Paul if you aren't familiar. Great beer bar is the Muddy Pig.

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I'm so confused here...I've tried beer multiple times and I just cannot like the taste.

Coors, Key Stone, Budweiser, Bud Light, Miller Lite, and maybe one or two others but I did not like any of them at all.

I want to like beer simply because thats what is mostly had at parties and functions but jesus I can't drink it without feeling sick. Tips?
Erdinger Weissbier (Hefe-Weizen) great beer to try smooth taste goes great with a slice of orange

http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/202/656 excellent beer love it

try one of these two

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Try Blue Moon and Leinenkugel type beers...they're good ways to get used to it and prepare you so drinking the ****** beers isn't so difficult...that's kinda what I had to do since I absolutely hated the taste at first too.

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Try Blue Moon and Leinenkugel type beers...they're good ways to get used to it and prepare you so drinking the ****** beers isn't so difficult...that's kinda what I had to do since I absolutely hated the taste at first too.
I am preparing my body... With Leinenkugel.

I can't handle many dark beers yet, but I'm beginning to like IPAs and most citrus-y beers.

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Leine's Honey Weiss is alright with a lemon and Sunset Wheat is super tasty (very sweet and citrus-y, like Blue Moon with a spoon full of sugar).

Try Newcastle yet? Good gateway beer.

Had a couple of the new season Sierra Nevada's. Good stuff.

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01-31-2012, 11:39 AM
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Tried some Bud Light Clamato/Chelada last night.

Terrible. Just... Yeah, terrible.
The only way to have a bloody beer is with fresh tomato juice right out of the garden. That canned Bud Light stuff is just nasty.

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02-07-2012, 02:27 AM
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Well just thought I would share my experience on February 3rd, 2012 at Russian River Brewing Company, the annual 2 week release of world renowned triple IPA Pliny the Younger.

I arrived at 7:20am to find a 9 person line out front with the first group arriving at 6am. The year before the first guy in line arrived at 8am so it was good to see. The line was 300 people long by 9am with people from all over the USA and world. One guy in front of me came from Australia. Met a few New Yorkers. A guy decked out in LA Kings gear was behind me (I chirped him about the clock malfunction ). The Brewery opened at 10:30 to let the first 120 people inside. The line had a wait time of around 4 hours that first day. I went today for Round 2, there has been a line everyday I've been told. I can't get enough, definitely going back for more before they run out. Forget women, I'm in love with this beer

Pliny the Younger 10.7% 10oz $4.50
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By far the smoothest and best IPA I've ever had. Dangerously smooth, does not taste like almost 11% ABV. Strong citrus aroma. Great bodied. Tons of hops, extremely balanced. Beautiful. Looks like a million bucks.

Here is a video I found on youtube of the waiting line. Not great quality, looks like the guy was filming while on a bicycle. But you get the idea of how crazy it was down there, this video was taken while building was at capacity.



You have got to try this beer once in your lifetime, available tap only no growlers. It really is to die for. Kegs most likely delivered closest to Minnesota will be in Philadelphia. Maybe eventually in Minnesota. Be on the lookout. Pliny the Elder is also one of their world renowned beers, but Younger blows it away.

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Now I got a case of Pliny envy.

On another note, someone named Chaz posted this over at Beer Advocate about new breweries in Minnesota, planned or operational:

Brewery Plans - E.T.A. 2012:
1. 612 Brew (South Minneapolis)
2. Badger Hill (MPLS)
3. Bemidji Brewing (Bemidji)
4. Canal Park Brewing Co. (Duluth)
5. Clyde Iron Works (Duluth)
6. Dangerous Man Brewing Company (MPLS)
7. Excelsior Brewing (Excelsior)
8. Indeed Brewing Company (Minneapolis)
9. Third Street Brewhouse (Cold Spring)
10. Reads Landing Brewing Co. (brewpub e.t.a. Summer 2012)

Brewery Plans - Unknown E.T.A. (2013?):
1. Borealis Fermentery (Duluth)
2. Driftless Brewing (Lake City)
3. Last City Brewing (St. Paul)
4. Minnesota Valley Brewing (Chaska)
5. Pour Decisions Brewery (Roseville)
6. Smokehouse Brewpub (South MPLS)

New and Operational Breweries*:
1. Big Wood Brewery (Vadnais Heights)
2. Boom Island Brewing (N/NE Minneapolis)
3. Brainerd Lakes Beer (Brainerd)
4. Carmody Irish Pub and Brewing (Duluth)
5. Castle Danger Brewery (Two Harbors)
6. Dubh Linn Irish Pub (Duluth)
7. Dubure (Duluth)
8. Harriet Brewing (South Minneapolis)
9. Leech Lake Brewing (Walker)
10. Lucid Brewing (Minnetonka)
11. Mankato Brewing (North Mankato)
12. Olvalde Farm & Brewing Co. (Rollingstone)
13. Staples Mills (Stillwater)
14. Steel Toe Brewing (St. Louis Park)

Notable Additions circa 2006 - 2011:

1. Surly (2006)
2. Flat Earth (2006)
3. Lift Bridge (2008)
4. Brau Brothers (2006)
5. Fulton Brewing (2009)
6. Bank Brewing -Hendricks- (2009)
7. Bard's Beer -Edina- (2008)
8. Founding Fathers -Orono- (2011)
9. Boathouse Brewpub & Restaurant -Ely- (2008)

Time to start drinking folks!

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wow, that's a lot of upcoming/possible MN breweries.


Pliny is my holy grail, but I do worry a bit that since it's been talked up so much and since I want to have some so bad that I would be disappointed/underwhelmed.

nah, probably not.

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wow, that's a lot of upcoming/possible MN breweries.


Pliny is my holy grail, but I do worry a bit that since it's been talked up so much and since I want to have some so bad that I would be disappointed/underwhelmed.

nah, probably not.
A man's gotta have dreams....

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yeah, I'm pretty darn happy with us having Surly though.

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I recently tried goose island's IPA. Pretty solid. Good easy-drinking IPA.

Also tried Sierra Nevada's Rye IPA "Ruthless" Not my favorite beer, but drinkable. Had a bit of a sour taste to it that I didn't like, but not sure if that is normal, or just a product of me buying beer at dinkytown wine and spirts...

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Hopslam is supposed to be out in bottle form tomorrow.

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I recently tried goose island's IPA. Pretty solid. Good easy-drinking IPA.

Also tried Sierra Nevada's Rye IPA "Ruthless" Not my favorite beer, but drinkable. Had a bit of a sour taste to it that I didn't like, but not sure if that is normal, or just a product of me buying beer at dinkytown wine and spirts...
Have to agree, Goose Island is underrated for an IPA.

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Got to go to a beer tasting tonight by Mr. Dave Hoops, head brewer for Fitger's in Duluth - lordy, what excellent brew. Got a couple growlers of IPA at cost as well.

Minnesota has an increasingly awesome brewing scene.

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wow, that's a lot of upcoming/possible MN breweries.


Pliny is my holy grail, but I do worry a bit that since it's been talked up so much and since I want to have some so bad that I would be disappointed/underwhelmed.

nah, probably not.

I was afraid of the same thing because the hype is unreal, but it delivered for me and I've never heard bad things from anyone. I hope they have it on tap in Heaven

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Duluth is a great spot for local brews. Absolutely love the Lake Superior Brewing's Oatmeal Stout.

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do not drink Abita Purple Haze.

Lived off of Abita Turbo Dog when i lived in New Orleans, so thought I'd give it a try...it tastes what I'd imagine a mix of Mad Dog (original) and Schlitz Malt Liquor tastes like. not pleasant.

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Had myself a Founders Centennial IPA today. Really enjoyed it. Should come as no surprise, though, as everything I've ever had from Founders is wonderful. Great Brewery.

Also, when I was up in Duluth this weekend Black Bear Casino was having some big Micro-Brew Brewfest. Of coarse tickets were sold out well in advance of me finding out but I'll definitely be attending that next year. Figure it should be a blast, especially considering all the brew houses opening in that time frame...

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Had myself a Founders Centennial IPA today. Really enjoyed it. Should come as no surprise, though, as everything I've ever had from Founders is wonderful. Great Brewery.
I'll second that. Red's RyePA and Breakfast stout are also excellent.

Went to Great Waters yesterday: their head brewer is from Boston, and he made something called Laaage Red, pronounced a la Boston, that is excellent.

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Had myself a Founders Centennial IPA today. Really enjoyed it. Should come as no surprise, though, as everything I've ever had from Founders is wonderful. Great Brewery.

Also, when I was up in Duluth this weekend Black Bear Casino was having some big Micro-Brew Brewfest. Of coarse tickets were sold out well in advance of me finding out but I'll definitely be attending that next year. Figure it should be a blast, especially considering all the brew houses opening in that time frame...
I really wanted to get tickets for this but had plans for the weekend months in advance that could not be broken. Or should i say my girlfriend had plans haha.

But anyway there is one similar to it down in the cities during the summer called the Beer Dabbler/Highland Fest. My buddy went to it last year and said it was awesome. I will certainly be in attendance this year.

http://www.thebeerdabbler.com/

not much info on next years event yet but you can check out what they did for the winter carnival and last years Highland fest


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