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03-17-2012, 12:13 AM
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Who here has had the following drinks?






any thoughts?
Love Moretti, nice crisp taste

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Picked up a 6er of these for the first time... Meh.

"Meh" is pretty much the one-word description of everything from Smuttynose, at least the half-dozen or so I've had. Drinkable but nothing really better than that.

Finally had a beer I liked from Southern Tier the other night, which makes them something like 1-9 on like/dislikes. Their 2X Milk Stout, which is the base stout for their supposedly nasty-sweet Creme Brulee milk stout, is actually quite good. It's sweet like all their other beers but this time that actually works because a milk stout is supposed to be, and it's not too much. Definitely worth picking up on tap. I probably couldn't drink a growler of it but could easily share one.

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Has anyone tried gluten free beer?

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Who here has had the following drinks?









any thoughts?
Had them all, they are OKAY, not my thing generally though...

I was on the Tetley's train for a while, but I am on the Kilkenny train now.

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03-17-2012, 05:03 PM
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Favourite: St. Ambroise's Oatmeal Stout
Least Favourite: Alley Kat's Russian Imperial Stout
Flavoured: *shrug* Chocolate stouts are not my thing. Tried Alley Kat's apricot flavoured ale and did not enjoy it. Bitter beers do not get around to being beyond barely-started.

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03-18-2012, 09:25 AM
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Yesterday was a lot of fun; we decided to go for a local record (at least among our beer group) and brew 7 batches of beer in one marathon brewing session. The fun started at about noon and we finished up at 11:30pm. Beers brewed:

-a Hefeweizen (pretty much a standard recipe here)
-three IPAs: 2 with an identical recipe (hop bill was Centennial, Amarillo, and Citra) but different yeasts, and 1 that's designed to be a "west coast IPA" (Cascade and Citra hops, with low bitterring by adding the hops late in the boil)
-a wheat stout (sounded like an interesting idea, the hope is it has a creamy, mouthful and bready flavor but not as sweet as an oatmeal stout would be)
-a dark brown ale (this might turn out more like a porter - we used a 1/2lb of dark roast malt)

Originally we were going to stop at 6, but then we figured let's go for one more. And what a "one more" it is: an imperial coffee stout brewed with 20lbs of grain (including 1.5lbs of roast malt) and 2 cups of French roast coffee beans. It looked like motor oil coming out of the sparge and had a beautiful dark coffee aroma. This one should hit its prime around Thanksgiving and hopefully comes in at around 8-10% ABV.

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Really falling in love with the Sierra Nevada extra IPA. Not necessarily because it's the best, but I can always find it, usually only $7 for a six pack, and has a nice punch at 7%. Plus I can get it at my grocery store right next to the gym, and I get points that go towards cheaper gas.

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San Miguel is pretty good too.

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Really falling in love with the Sierra Nevada extra IPA. Not necessarily because it's the best, but I can always find it, usually only $7 for a six pack, and has a nice punch at 7%. Plus I can get it at my grocery store right next to the gym, and I get points that go towards cheaper gas.
It's a really great "any time" beer, nice bitterring and lots of hoppy flavor. One of the bars in town has a special on Tuesday nights: all Sierra products are $2. I will blow through bottles of Torpedo and Ruthless Rye like nobody's business sometimes.

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It's a really great "any time" beer, nice bitterring and lots of hoppy flavor. One of the bars in town has a special on Tuesday nights: all Sierra products are $2. I will blow through bottles of Torpedo and Ruthless Rye like nobody's business sometimes.
That is a killer deal... I'm not even sure my bar has them, but this has me curious now.

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It's a really great "any time" beer, nice bitterring and lots of hoppy flavor. One of the bars in town has a special on Tuesday nights: all Sierra products are $2. I will blow through bottles of Torpedo and Ruthless Rye like nobody's business sometimes.
wow, you don't find better then that. occasionally tyler's will have some of their beers of the month at a ridiculous price (I think they had Terrapin Rye Squared for $2.75 a pint, which I went nuts on) but $2 is just crazy cheap for a good beer like that.

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So i finally broke down and cracked open one of this past years vertical epic's that I had been cellaring since I bought it. It didn't quite have the same pepper afterbite to it that I remember when I tried one when it first came out. But that was also on tap when I tried it and I know it bottling can have some different affects on the beers. I still have a bottle of the 09, 10, and 11 left, with plans on picking up a 12 when that comes out this December. Probably will crack all 4 of them open around New Years, should be a fun experiment to see how well they held up considering that was the aim of Stone's Vertical Epic project.

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I was about to put Natural Ice, before I remembered this abomination of a beer that I bought at a 99 cent store a couple years ago.



It truly is horrible.

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I was about to put Natural Ice, before I remembered this abomination of a beer that I bought at a 99 cent store a couple years ago.



It truly is horrible.


Wait, dollar stores sell beer in the States?

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San Miguel is pretty good too.
Pretty bad beer according to me, like most of the spanish brews.

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Natty light, the greatest beer? 60 dollar keg AND it tastes lke water after the first two?(which taste like a metal/ass hybrid) cannot beat you beer snobs

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I was about to put Natural Ice, before I remembered this abomination of a beer that I bought at a 99 cent store a couple years ago.



It truly is horrible.
how can a beer that says "beer" in large letters across the can NOT be delicious?

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Kicking back with some moose drool. This **** is so good. I'm going to be tanked before the game even starts.

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Had this tonight - http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/2594/46572 - I could bathe in it.

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I notice a lot of you like Stella. They're having a promotion where you buy a 12 pack and you get a free, engraved chalice. I ordered mine, and I dont think I'll get it before it's over. Anyway, just letting you guys know.

Favorite:
Yuengling--best taste/$. I'm not a fan of black & tan or porter though--straight up in a bottle is good.


weihenstephaner hefeweissbier-- Seriously, y'all need to try this beer. It's ****ing amazing, and I wish I could drink it with every dinner. Just get a six pack, it's worth it. Warning: It's a little pricey...If this isn't available, I suggest Paulaner, which is also a Bavarian wheat (pretty sure).


Bud light- get wasted...pretty much sums it up.


Worst: I dont like Old Milwaukee or Genessey.

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Tried the double stout by Green Flash Brewing tonight (8.8% American imperial stout basically describes it). Wasn't a fan of the first half-bottle (somewhat off-putting nose and the taste wasn't great at first either) but it grew on me as the night went on. One of my compatriots thought it smelled like cat litter though, so be warned if you try it. Green Flash has been pretty hit-or-miss for me. I wouldn't buy this one again but am not too upset I purchased it.

I also recently cracked the COAST oyster stout (which is fantastic) and shreddin' wheat (a very nice wheat beer, with a distinctive west coast hop flavor) from growlers. Both are well worth trying if you encounter them.

Oh, and finally got to try a beer from Southampton Publick House courtesy of one of my friends, their Witte (or it may have been a double Witte or something along those lines). Just as good as I expected, and if anyone gets me Southampton's Berliner Weisse I will be in their debt for all eternity. This was a "must experience" brewery for me and the first try has me thirsty for more.

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Have you tried the Green Flash Imperial IPA? Solid but it rates as an easy "holy ****" on my intensity scale. Definitely has to be one of those beers that I'm in the mood for before sitting down to it.

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