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

  1. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Executive Producer

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    A long way for a beer Shane—you could stop at Mr. G’s in Plano and save a few miles. [​IMG]
    Or do you just consider North Texas, Baja Oklahoma?
     
  2. Dennis Nicholls

    Dennis Nicholls Executive Producer

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  3. Zen Butler

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    Dennis, amber as style is a bit tough. Usually used as a color desciption. Of course there are Bavarian Red Lagers and Ales, Marzen's that are amber in color, Vienna Amber etc.

    As far as american amber lager & ales, I don't what they're imitating, so I have no clue how to judge them. I found these American Amber ALes & Lagers to be all over the map in taste, mouthfeel and finish. I would like to attend a festival to talk with some experts. More recentely, Amber has become one of the largest style entries in festivals. Micros, like Fat Tire, most likely will opt for a more defined hop finish. Dennis, this didn't agree with you? You may like the less invasive style of the Full Sail Amber. I found it a bit thin, but many praise this.
     
  4. Ron-P

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    Hmmmm, I'll have to swing into my local CostCo and see if there stocking the Fat Tire, I have yet to try any of their line up.
    A few nights ago I hit up my local liquor shop and stocked the fridge.
    A couple new brews I've recently tried are:
    Wychwood Breweries: Fiddler's Elbow. A decent lighter ale with a citrus and hoppy body. A nice clean hoppy finish as well. Nice summer brew.
    Monty Pythons: Holy Grail Ale. Bought this more for fun a while back but decided to crack it open. Not a bad brew at all. Another hoppy beer with a hint of citrus and a clean, light finish. A beer more for fun but not something I'd buy again.
     
  5. Zen Butler

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    Summer Brew Suggestion List:
    Cooper's Sparkling Ale: [Lew Crippen] "a good summer beer, but not necessarily the best choice with TexMex (or CalMex, for that matter) food. It stands very well on its own--or with a barby."
    Wychwood Breweries: Fiddler's Elbow. [Ron-P] A decent lighter ale with a citrus and hoppy body. A nice clean hoppy finish as well. Nice summer brew.
    Rogue Brews: Dead Guy Ale [Ron-P] A smooth brew, light on the hops, a bit fruity with a tad bit of a bitter finish. Nice smooth mouth feel which is great if your not after a demanding brew.
    Bohemia-[Shane Martin, Lew Crippen}- It is light and crisp enough to not clash with some moderate spices, yet has enough body and flavor to stand well on its own.
    Think sitting outside with a fish taco, laced with some cilantro and some pico de gallo on the side.
    Duvel {Zen Butler} -very strong pale(blond) ale, 8.5%, crispy, refreshing, went very well with griiled portabella open face sandwich, squash and roasted corn. Very nice with many vegetarian dishes.
     
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    Yea...Fat Tire Amber is suddenly everywhere now. I see it in the grocery stores, liquor stores, etc. I hear costco, and of course bevmo. At least in my neck of the woods....and why is it neck of the woods ? Why can't it be colon of the woods or ankle of the woods ?
     
  7. Mark Romero

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    I will be drinking a Dogfish Head Olde School Barleywine tonight. Screw the summer beers! Barleywines, stouts, IPA's year 'round.
     
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    What is the going rate for Wychwood's Hobgoblin in your area, Zen? I've seen it at one location here, at $10 for two pints and an official glass, and there's no telling how long that "gift set" has been sitting on the shelf.
     
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    I paid $3.19 a bottle last night.
     
  10. Zen Butler

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  12. Zen Butler

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    Ron, have you seen Lagunitas at LW? Both the Maximus IPA and their regular IPA are quite good. I usually have to go to The Wine Country near my home in LB for it.

    Mark, put it on your want list on RB site or e-mail me. Laws permitting, I'm sure we could work a trade in the near future?
     
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    Zen, got some Lagunitas in the fridge right now. Picked up a 6'er a week back. Just their regualar IPA though, have not seen the Maximus.
     
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    How long does beer last in the fridge?
     
  15. Dennis Nicholls

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    Not very long around these guys.
     
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    I never store beer in the fridge. It goes in a day or two before consumption.
     
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  18. Zen Butler

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    I of course prefer the draft. The nitro cans though are pretty tasty. As to the brew itself, I find it a great ale with a hoppy snap to it. It's very available here, even at my local supermarket. A great fallback brew when I'm not excercising the palate.
     
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    If this is mentioned, my apologies..
    I'm not much of a drinker, one is enough for me for the evening.. but one that four pages in I'm not finding I enjoyed when I had:
    Dixie Blackened Voodoo.
    On occassions where I can't find that, I enjoy Watney's Cream Stout, Corona now and again, Sam Adams Spring Ale...
    I'm surprised no one has upset the thread by throwing out "Zima" or other similar things (terrible.. tried one in college.. bleh.. like liquored seven up.. even though I'm a frou-frou drinker, that stuff is sick)
     
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