Let's talk Beer

Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by Ron-P, Jun 19, 2002.

  1. Matt Fig

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    As gift I received a subscription to micro beer of the month club. The shipment comes every other month. This month's selections are from the Lake Placid Pub and Brewery, featuring their Ubu Ale and IPA. I also received a selection from the Pennsylvania Brewery, featuring their Penn Weizen and Penn Dark Lager. I have not had any of these breweries beers but from the descriptions that came with the shipment they sound good. I am not a big fan of Hefeweizen, wheat beer, but the Weizen has won many awards. I am curious about the Ubu Ale. Supposedly President Clinton loved it so much that he had them ship 3 more cases back to the White House.
     
  2. JonZ

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    Spaten Ocktoberfest + Ice cold glass = heaven

    I got a friend of mine hooked on the stuff.
     
  3. Dennis Nicholls

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    Well it turns out that the choice of beer has become a hot political item these days.
    Raise a Glass to the Tired Campaigners - The Caucus - Politics - New York Times Blog
    So that Irishman O'bama eschewed Guiness for Pabst Blue Ribbon. What did his opponent down in Ohio? The press often omits these important details.
     
  4. Mike Frezon

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    That news could be enough to kill THIS man. But, at least he's prepared to go.
     
  5. adams82

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    Michigan beer all the way... Bell's, Founder's, New Holland, Kuhnhenn, Sherwood... I could go on and on.
     
  6. Dennis Nicholls

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    New Holland? I thought they only made tractors and other farm equipment. [​IMG]
     
  7. KurtEP

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    Few things go together better than farm equipment and beer (unless you're somehow afraid to lose a limb here or there).
     
  8. Dennis Nicholls

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    One of the many things I'm doing to be more frugal in retirement is to (shudder) drink cheaper beer most of the time. [​IMG] [​IMG] It's surprising that many old-line mass brands have been consolidated under a few giant brewers. Hamms, Pabst, and several more are now under the Miller umbrella. I've been doing some reading on-line since I found Hamms GD more to my palate than most other mass beer, which is where I've been uncovering this fact.
    If you want hops, try Hopzilla over at the Tablerock Brew Pub here in Boise. [​IMG] TableRock Beers
     
  9. Lew Crippen

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    I’m of the opposite philosophy Dennis. Not only is life to short to drink bad wine, I apply that to beer and spirits as well.
    While I don’t know the life span of my liver, I’ll not use up what there is with other than the best (or at least not the tasteless).
     
  10. Philip_T

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    Lurked in this thread for quite awhile, but this my 1st post. I recently tried the Stone Brewery Imperial Russian Stout and must say, this beer is possibly the best I've ever had. I never thought a stout could taste this good! Anyone know of other stouts that come close to this? I never thought I was that big of a stouthead until I tried this one, now I'm ready for more.

    Cheers!

    Phil
     
  11. Greg_R

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    Dennis, I would end up drinking 2-3 cans of the cheap stuff on 1 bottle or pint of a better beer. It ends up being the price either way for me.
    Phil, other Imperials that I like are:
    - Rogue's IRS
    - Full Sail's Black Gold Imperial Stout. The Black Gold version is aged in bourbon barrels.
    - Great Divide's Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout
    All three are available in bottles.
     
  12. KurtEP

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    I've enjoyed Blackout Stout from Great Lakes. If you enjoy strong beer of that sort, and haven't already done so, check out the various Trappist ales and their clones. There are some really excellent beers in that area. Start with the actual Trappists, though. They are uniformly excellent. Some of the clones are not.
     
  13. adams82

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    New Holland Brewing's website is newhollandbrew.com. They are a well established and respected Michigan brewer.

    Bell's Kalamazoo Stout is awsome and made year round, but they don't distribute too far outside of the Midewest or the south... Sierra Nevada makes a good stout that should be readily available nationwide, Guinness is crap unless you get it in Europe... Stone's Russian Imperial Stout is killer, you're lucky to have access to it. The best stout ever is Founder's Kentucky Breakfast Stout. Google it. It's what legends are made of, but it's only made once per year and you would be very hard pressed to find any until 2009.
     
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    New Castle and Fat Squirrel [​IMG]
     
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    There should be a law requiring the age of 21 to post a reply in this thread.
     
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    And you would be the first offender [​IMG]
     
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    In which fascist state can a person under the age of 21 not at least discuss alcohol?
     
  18. Philip_T

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    Just wanted to thank you Greg for the Full Sail recommendation. Excellent stuff. Still working on getting to the other suggestions including Kurt's .
     
  19. Greg_R

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    Glad you enjoyed it (and were able to find it)!
     
  20. Joe D

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    I am currently drinking North Coast Scrimshaw Pilsner and Pilsner Urquell.
    I love Pilsner Urquell, it has such a distinct hop aroma and taste.
    Scrimshaw is okay.
    I went to a far away brew store ([​IMG] on being far away) and picked out:
    Paulaner Celebrator Doppelbock
    Spaten Optimator Doppelbock
    Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock
    Young's Double Chocolate Stout
    Lindeman's Peche Lambic & Pomme Lambic.
    I am a huge doppelbock fan, I cleaned out the store's selection. [​IMG]
    Young's Chocolate Stout is always a great beer, and I love the Peche Lambic. I haven't tried the Pomme but I am looking forward to it. I wish I could drink Lindeman's more but at $8 a bottle I have to drink it sparingly.
     

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