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Qadira

did this come back because of brewmasters? They are making spit beer by the way. Yummy~@^

Cheliax

Paulaner Salvator Doppel Boch
Paulaner Original Münchner Dunkel
Schlitz Red Bull
Guinness Black Lager
Heineken Gold Star


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Guiness Extra Stout (yellow label...was the only one you could get back when it had the crock top...yeah I know, I'm dating myself)

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale (or Kona Fire Rock or Harpoon...anything hoppy like that even Sam Adams Latitude 48)

Arrogant Bastard from Stone

A good old can of Bud (like around the campfire when I was 19)

For Cider I'll take Wilkins in Somerset...but I can't get it here so I make my own which is alot closer than store bought.


Amardolem wrote:

Guiness Extra Stout (yellow label...was the only one you could get back when it had the crock top...yeah I know, I'm dating myself)

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale (or Kona Fire Rock or Harpoon...anything hoppy like that even Sam Adams Latitude 48)

Arrogant Bastard from Stone

A good old can of Bud (like around the campfire when I was 19)

For Cider I'll take Wilkins in Somerset...but I can't get it here so I make my own which is alot closer than store bought.

Arrogant Bastard from Stone rocks!

Osirion

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Crimson Jester wrote:
did this come back because of brewmasters? They are making spit beer by the way. Yummy~@^

Naah, this came back because, in all honesty, I was trying a one-man post blitz to bury some troll threads.

That, and I love beer.

Qadira

Aberzombie wrote:
Crimson Jester wrote:
did this come back because of brewmasters? They are making spit beer by the way. Yummy~@^

Naah, this came back because, in all honesty, I was trying a one-man post blitz to bury some troll threads.

That, and I love beer.

Beer

Beer
the wonderful drink
the move you have
the less you think

The less you think
the more you drink
so give her a beer with every thing[/offkey]


There's a lovely place locally that serves many fine beers, wines, meads, ciders, etc. called Malt and Vine. I quite enjoy it. ^_^


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Is it time for beer again? I have Stella Artois (special holiday bottle) and Samuel Adams Holiday pack at home right now, but Trinity Hall has been up to all kinds of holiday hijinks, and I'd really like to try something new there.

Cheliax

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Mairkurion {tm} wrote:
Is it time for beer again? I have Stella Artois (special holiday bottle) and Samuel Adams Holiday pack at home right now, but Trinity Hall has been up to all kinds of holiday hijinks, and I'd really like to try something new there.

I see a lot of advertisements for Stella Artois. Whats it like?


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Jeremy Mcgillan wrote:
Mairkurion {tm} wrote:
Is it time for beer again? I have Stella Artois (special holiday bottle) and Samuel Adams Holiday pack at home right now, but Trinity Hall has been up to all kinds of holiday hijinks, and I'd really like to try something new there.
I see a lot of advertisements for Stella Artois. Whats it like?

I usually tend towards the heavier, darker beers, but I like Stella. I'd much rather drink it than Heineken.

Osirion

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I've never had a Stella. May have to try it one day.


I prefer bourbon but if I drink beer it’s usually a stout or black larger.

Taldor

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Stella is a just-above-average mass-produced lager, originally from Belgium, which you can buy all over the UK and other parts of Northern Europe in pretty much any supermarket.

Kasteel Cru is probably the best lager I've ever tried.

If I want a dark beer I'll have Robinson's Old Tom, unless I want something lighter in which case I'll go for a Black Swan from the Vale Brewery.

Samuel Smiths beers are always good but my favourite all rounders are Batemans: either XXXB or Spring Goddess.

Osirion

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Just finished watching the latest episode of Brewmasters, where the folks at Dogfish Head brewed an Egyptian beer with ingredients obtained from Egypt - including wild Egyptian yeast!

They even visited a tomb to see hieroglyphs of what looked to be brewing and baking. It was pretty cool.

Silver Crusade

Cooper's Green (Pale Ale).


Guinness Foreign Extra currently, though I like the original Guinness draught and Guinness stout as well. From right here in Texas I like Shiner Black and a couple of other Shiner beers, as Shiner is one of the best American beers I've had(not saying much I know). Other than that I don't have any favorites. Stella Artonis is a good lighter beer though, although I haven't had it more than a half-dozen times.

It should be noted that I prefer a decent vodka or a good bourbon over beer about half the time, though strangely I've never appreciated Scotch, single malt or blended, and don't really like gin, rum, or tequila.


idilippy wrote:
..... as Shiner is one of the best American beers I've had(not saying much I know).

While I agree that Shiner's got some great beers, the second part there doesn't make any sense at all. There are plenty of great American beers.

Taldor

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Osirion

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Picked up an Abita Beer Party Pack recently, and had their Christmas Ale for the first time - not bad.


Summer Lightning
Fursty Ferret
Old Thumper
Tanglefoot
Spring Zing
Pig Swill
Skull Spliter

Ahhh the joys of English Real Ales

Osirion

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ferrinwulf wrote:
......English Real Ales

Is that a Brewery? Never heard of it before.


BrewMaster Aberzombie wrote:
idilippy wrote:
..... as Shiner is one of the best American beers I've had(not saying much I know).
While I agree that Shiner's got some great beers, the second part there doesn't make any sense at all. There are plenty of great American beers.

+1

Andoran

Well I must go with my top two

Blue Moon
Honey Moon

These are magic beers, after getting completely ripped dinking them I conceived my kids, the boy on blue moon the girl on honey. My wife only lets me drink them when we are in different cities now

Osirion

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lebreton wrote:

Well I must go with my top two

Blue Moon
Honey Moon

These are magic beers, after getting completely ripped dinking them I conceived my kids, the boy on blue moon the girl on honey. My wife only lets me drink them when we are in different cities now

I've had Blue Moon before - not bad. Never had the Honey Moon....yet.


BrewMaster Aberzombie wrote:
idilippy wrote:
..... as Shiner is one of the best American beers I've had(not saying much I know).
While I agree that Shiner's got some great beers, the second part there doesn't make any sense at all. There are plenty of great American beers.

Would you mind naming some for me? I'd be very happy to be proven wrong, and learn of new beers to try, and so far I haven't had much luck finding American beers that I enjoy.


From my time in Texas I developed a taste for Lone Star [even get it imported on occassion!] and have always found Sam Adams a tasty drop...


idilippy wrote:
BrewMaster Aberzombie wrote:
idilippy wrote:
..... as Shiner is one of the best American beers I've had(not saying much I know).
While I agree that Shiner's got some great beers, the second part there doesn't make any sense at all. There are plenty of great American beers.
Would you mind naming some for me? I'd be very happy to be proven wrong, and learn of new beers to try, and so far I haven't had much luck finding American beers that I enjoy.

Here's 5 American breweries that make excellent beers.

Voodoo Brewery.
Great Divide Brewery.
Bell’s Brewery.
Dogfish Brewery
Sam Addams Brewery

Osirion

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idilippy wrote:
BrewMaster Aberzombie wrote:
idilippy wrote:
..... as Shiner is one of the best American beers I've had(not saying much I know).
While I agree that Shiner's got some great beers, the second part there doesn't make any sense at all. There are plenty of great American beers.
Would you mind naming some for me? I'd be very happy to be proven wrong, and learn of new beers to try, and so far I haven't had much luck finding American beers that I enjoy.

Well, for the most part, I'd say it's too each his own. If you can't find decent American beers, then I pity where you live. Still, that's what this thread was intended for, to give people ideas. So, here are some ideas:

I know that some folks don't care for them, but the big American companies are all classic examples of American Style Lagers. And they sell big for a reason, because lots of folks like them. Except Coors - that s~$@ just sucks.

Sam Adams makes some good stuff, especially their seasonal beers.

Yuengling's traditional lager and their Black & Tan are good.

Rogue - their Dead Guy Ale is pretty decent

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale is tasty.

Magic Hat is good.

Victory Brewing makes HopDevil and Storm King.

Philly has some really great microbreweries, one of which (The Manayunk Brew Pub) makes a really good rauchbier.

The Pennsylvania Rennaisance Faire is home to the Swashbuckler Brewing Company, and they make some really tasty stuff: Red Sea Amber, and Captain Rude's Blackwater Stout being two of my favorites.

And, one of my favorites, Dogfish Head - plenty of good stuff such as 60-Minute IPA, 90-Minute IPA, 120-Minute IPA, Indian Brown Ale, Punkin Ale, Midas Touch, Theobroma,Chateau Jiahu, Squall IPA, Aprihop, Life &Limb (or Limb & Life), and Wrath of Pecant are all stuff I've had. Very good.

I'm sure there are more. The point is, good American beer is out there, you just have to look for it.

Edit: One last beer - my very own, homebrewed PF IPA!


Laughing Lab and Arrogant Bastard are two of my favorites.

Osirion

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Yeah, Arrogant Bastard is good stuff.


Aberzombie wrote:
idilippy wrote:
...so far I haven't had much luck finding American beers that I enjoy.
Well, for the most part, I'd say it's too each his own....

Interesting list.

For those who prefer less soapy-tasting beer (to me, the cascade hops used in many typical American beers taste like soap), I'd recommend the following:

From the list above:
Magic Hat makes several beers that rank low on the soap scale (No. 9, in particular, is nice)

Rogue does some good stuff, but I like their Hazelnut Brown, Shakespeare Stout, and Chocolate Stout a LOT better than the Dead Guy Ale. They make a pretty wide variety of beers, though, so the chances you'll find something they make that fits your taste is good.

Dogfish Head brewery does indeed make some awesome beer. Their Raison d'Etre is one of my favorite beers ever. But their IPAs are like sucking on a shampoo bottle, and many of their other beers are heavier on the cascade hops than I'd prefer.

Other stuff:
If you like Belgian style beers, Ommegang (based in NY) and Allagash (Maine) both make good stuff.

Founders (Michigan) Breakfast Stout is one of the best things I've ever put in my mouth. So is their Cerise (cherry beer-- not quite a lambic). Those are the only two beers I've had by them, so I'm not sure what the rest of their stuff is like.

Lagunitas (California) does some good summer brews, but stay away from the Brown Shugga unless you like cascade hops. :)

Weyerbacher (Pennsylvania) Imperial Pumpkin Stout is delicious if you like pumpkin beer. It's like fall in a bottle.


Lindisty wrote:
If you like Belgian style beers, Ommegang (based in NY) and Allagash (Maine) both make good stuff.

Ommegang is phenomenal. After a spontaneous visit to their brewery for a tasting, my trunk was so full of cases I could barely pull away from the parking lot.


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I'm from Upstate NY, so some of these are local.

Saranac is probably my favorite company. Their beers are what they say they are, not overly hopped versions of what they say. I have never had one I don't like from them. They are my default beer, but I will gladly try something else in favor of it.

I agree with you on Ommegang. Last I heard it was the only Belgian ale not brewed in Europe sold in Belgium. I like Allagash even more though.

Medicino Brewing Co. out of Schenectady NY makes Eye of the Hawk, one of my favorite beers. They have a great variety pack too. And if you can find it, they made Talon, which is sold in larger bottles, and is absolutely delicious and will knock you on your ass with 8+ ABV.

Ubu ale out of Lake Placid NY is a very tasty stout.

Keegan brewery also makes Mothers Milk, which is annother very nice dark beer.

From elsewhere, I like most of what I have had from Abita. I don't like their fruity ones, as they taste somewhat artificial, but Turbodog and their Reconstruction Ale were great. Kona also makes some nice stuff, and I am amased I can get beer out of Hawaii.


Caineach wrote:

I'm from Upstate NY, so some of these are local.

Saranac is probably my favorite company.

Oh, God, I miss Saranac! I used to drink their Black Forest by the pitcher.

I know Medicino as a California brewpub... there's one in Schenectady now, too? Of course, it shouldn't surprise me that things have appeared there in the last 15 years or so.


Caineach wrote:

I'm from Upstate NY, so some of these are local.

Saranac is probably my favorite company. Their beers are what they say they are, not overly hopped versions of what they say. I have never had one I don't like from them. They are my default beer, but I will gladly try something else in favor of it.

Oh... yeah, I'll second this. Saranac's standard variety pack is what I almost always buy for parties, because there's something in there for nearly every taste. And Saranac Summer Brew was my default summer beer this year, though it's a little weird for many people.

Caineach wrote:
From elsewhere, I like most of what I have had from Abita. I don't like their fruity ones, as they taste somewhat artificial, but Turbodog and their Reconstruction Ale were great. Kona also makes some nice stuff, and I am amased I can get beer out of Hawaii.

Yeah, Abita does good stuff. I happen to like Purple Haze a lot, but my favorite thing that they do is their fall seasonal pecan beer.

Qadira

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ferrinwulf wrote:

Summer Lightning

Fursty Ferret
Old Thumper
Tanglefoot
Spring Zing
Pig Swill
Skull Spliter

Ahhh the joys of English Real Ales

Reads like a list of my favourite beers, but the last one is likely to get you killed unless you put British Real Ales — it's Scottish.! :)


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If I'm going for a cheap lager- Labat Blue

Guinness is an old favorite

Belhaven Scottish Ale is kind of expensive where I'm at, but it's wonderful.


Left Hand brewery here in Colorado makes some good stuff too.


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Kirth Gersen wrote:
Caineach wrote:

I'm from Upstate NY, so some of these are local.

Saranac is probably my favorite company.

Oh, God, I miss Saranac! I used to drink their Black Forest by the pitcher.

I know Medicino as a California brewpub... there's one in Schenectady now, too? Of course, it shouldn't surprise me that things have appeared there in the last 15 years or so.

The Medicino Brewing Company out of California has some kind of agreement with a brewery here in NY. Not sure if it was bought out or if they just pay to use the equipment. The brewery makes their own stuff for their brew pub, but sells Medicino stuff to distributors.

I need to get up to their pub some time.

Black Forest and the Black and Tan are my favorite Saranac

Cheliax

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I am a rum man (go figure) Mount Gay Rum if you please.

Also love the scotch (single malts)

Gin (Hendricks first)

But for beer:
Newcastle
Molson Export
Rolling Rock (my cheap beer)
Paulaner Heiffe Weisse (or for that matter most Heiffe Weiss beers)
Hoegarden
Red Stripe
Guiness (draft)
Scotch Ales
Black Dog
Yuengling

well I could continue but really then I would need to go into my favorite wines as well and I don't think anyone would appreciate that huge hunk of text.

Osirion

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Lindisty wrote:

Dogfish Head brewery does indeed make some awesome beer. Their Raison d'Etre is one of my favorite beers ever. But their IPAs are like sucking on a shampoo bottle, and many of their other beers are heavier on the cascade hops than I'd prefer.

Yeah, a lot of people have a problem with the hop-ieness of the Dogfish Head beers. I myself think their 90 and 120 minute IPAs are a bit too much for more than just an occasional bottle.

Osirion

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Lindisty wrote:

Yeah, Abita does good stuff. I happen to like Purple Haze a lot, but my favorite thing that they do is their fall seasonal pecan beer.

There's another brewery in Mississippi, Lazy Magnolia, that also brews a pretty decent Pecan beer, but I think it's one of their regulars and not just seasonal. Sadly, it's only available in a few Southern states (Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, & Tennessee).


Aberzombie wrote:
Lindisty wrote:

Yeah, Abita does good stuff. I happen to like Purple Haze a lot, but my favorite thing that they do is their fall seasonal pecan beer.

There's another brewery in Mississippi, Lazy Magnolia, that also brews a pretty decent Pecan beer, but I think it's one of their regulars and not just seasonal. Sadly, it's only available in a few Southern states (Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, & Tennessee).

Hmm... now I have to figure out who I know who might be going to one of those places and could bring beer back for me. In the interest of science, of course. Empirical experimentation as to the relative merits of pecan beers is vital to... something, I'm sure. :)


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Ahh the good ole beer thread, nice to see it still around.

Couple of new favourites I discovered this summer from a brewery in Quebec - Unibroue.

Trois Pistoles
Maudite

The labels on these are works of art, you can see them on the website links above too. One feature caught me by surprise after I'd had a few the first time at a barbecue party. ABV of 8-9%. Whew.


Daeglin wrote:

Trois Pistoles

Maudite

Both of these are mentioned above; they're two of the best bears made in the Western hemisphere. Unibroue's "Fin du Monde" isn't too bad, either.

Andoran

Kirth Gersen wrote:
Lindisty wrote:
If you like Belgian style beers, Ommegang (based in NY) and Allagash (Maine) both make good stuff.
Ommegang is phenomenal. After a spontaneous visit to their brewery for a tasting, my trunk was so full of cases I could barely pull away from the parking lot.

Ommegang is brewed in the town of my birth. They are also the importers for Duvel.

Andoran

Lone Star is my daily drinker/cheap beer, Shiner Bock my "if I like my company a bit" beer, and St. Arnold's makes some really good beer. Abita Amber and Turbo Dog are also favorites in my "normal" beer category.

Otherwise, I enjoy all kinds of microbrews and imports, and enjoy the output of my home brewing pals as well.

Oh and Ziegenbock is a cheap Shiner Bock rip off perpetrated by Anheiser Busch (complete with insulting to Spoetzel ad campaign) and should be dumped/knocked out of the hand of your friend/pissed in whenever encountered (it would probably improve the flavor).


At the moment its Beez-Neez and Fat Yak

Osirion

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There's a decent "cheap" beer I've had at my friends house - Lionshead.

Cheliax

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Just thinking about beers I have enjoyed though perhaps not as recently:

Royal Oak
McEwan's Scotch Ale
The Black Douglas:
Now granted I also love the beer because it is named after me kin but it is still a fine ale at that.
Lambic Beers: Mort Subite is the only one I can remember at this point but there are certianly plenty of others that are fine and tasty.

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