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Misroi wrote:
Had to look the name of it up, since I couldn't recall it and it was really bugging me, but the Guinness/Blue Moon blend is called an Eclipse.

I've always heard people order it as a "Black and Blue."

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Kirth Gersen wrote:
Misroi wrote:
Had to look the name of it up, since I couldn't recall it and it was really bugging me, but the Guinness/Blue Moon blend is called an Eclipse.
I've always heard people order it as a "Black and Blue."

Ha! Never heard that, but I like that better than Eclipse.


Founders, Backwoods Bastard.

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Anchor steam christmas ale is out! 13.99 for a 6 pack completely worth it. This is by far and away my favorite beer during the holiday season


Mythic Evil Lincoln wrote:
Founders, Backwoods Bastard.

Got one of those in my fridge right now. Can't wait to try it! (On looking at the label, Mrs Gersen said, "Why does this have a picture of Gandalf on the bottle?")


The correct response: "Because it contains powerful magic..."

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Kirth Gersen wrote:
or (even better) with Negra Modelo in what we called a "black and brown"

Ok this does not suck, thanks for that Kirth!

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Continuing the cider search...

Redds Apple ale . Tastes like water with a bit of alchoholic bite. I think i could mix equal quantities of strongbow and water to get this flavor.

McKenzies original hard cider: Mmm.. pretty tastey, tastes a lot like strongbow. Good to know i have a backup if the redcoats invade and my supply gets cut off.

Mackenzies green appl hard cider: lil more sour than the original cause.. well.. Green apples.

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I am enjoying a Sierra nevada Celebration Ale. Hoppy deliciousness


I'm enjoying (10% ABV, so like, enjoying with a chorus of angel trumpets) Dogfish Beer 1000.


Guinness' new West Indian porter, which is very nice.

Tried the Eclipse (regular Guinness + Blue Moon) last week, but wan't particularly enamoured. Then again, I don't particularly like wheat beers.


Limeylongears wrote:

Guinness' new West Indian porter, which is very nice.

Tried the Eclipse (regular Guinness + Blue Moon) last week, but wan't particularly enamoured. Then again, I don't particularly like wheat beers.

Blue Moon makes me feel bloated and awful.

I heard they use corn-starch to achieve the cloudiness. I have no way to substantiate this, but it would definitely explain why I can't drink it without feeling like I've been drinking soda.

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I tried some Abita S.O.S. good stuff.

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Was at a local microbrew here in the twin cities over the weekend. They have a 9% American ale called the magic missle!

Tastes more like a Belgian that hides the high 9% very well.

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My niece came up from San Diego with some Stone Vanilla Porter. I did not taste a whole lot of vanilla, but like all Stone brews except for the Chipotle porter. Out Mother f+&!in standing


a few days ago I had a "Schwarzer Hahn" dark, unfiltered "Landbier" from the Hochstift Brauerei in Fulda
it was really good

at the moment I am drinking a Kräusen naturtrüb from the Brauhaus Faust zu Miltenberg
not that much to my liking


sylvester tradition is observed:

"Dinner for One" has been watched


Meantime London Stout

Very nice. Smooth (like standard Guinness)but has a bit more flavour than standard Guinness (IMO) and is very slightly hoppy. You can order cases of it from their website, too. H'mmm...


Little Valley Brewery's Stoodley Stout

Didn't like it the first time I tried it; maybe I had a bad batch that time. Pretty good, anyway. Dark & bitter at the same time.

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Bad seed Belgian abby hard cider

Slightly watery, VERY, very dry taste to start. Burnt rubber after taste.

tastes like something i made in microbiology class

and not the time we tried making beer.

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While out on a business trip, found a bar that had a good selection of beers. Found myself ordering some pints of "Hoptical Illusion" by Blue Point Brewery- a rather flavorful IPA. Hoppy but without being overpowering or too bitter- very drinkable.

Recently picked up a six pack of cans- a rye pale ale by 603 Brewery here in NH (603 is NH's area code). Pretty good- I would drink it again but wouldn't necessary go out of my way to drink it. Widmer Bros. Alchemy Ale is still my go to pale ale.

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Calling all beer and board game lovers! A friend has been working on his own game for some time. He just put up his KS so check it out.
Brewin' USA

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My friends I have tasted heaven and it was Delicious


Box Canyon Brown, by the Ouray Brewery in Ouray, Colorado. Like candy.


I'm enjoying the grocery store clear-out of the seasonal "Shiner Cheer." It's Shiner with peach and pecan flavor! Oh my.

Also, there are rumblings that Ruby Red will go year round.

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I was fortunate enough to try that beer at Old Chicago during the winter minitour, BigDTBone. I'm not usually a fan of fruit-flavored beers, but the peach worked very well in this one. I didn't taste pecan anywhere in there, though.


I was at Bevmo, and they had something from England I've been wanting but can't find and can't ship in. Yes, they had Wychwood. I only had money for two, so I got Wychcraft and Hobgoblin. They do carry Scarecrow, so someday I will have to return to try more.


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Kirth Gersen wrote:

This post threatens to bring politics into our beloved beer thread, so I'll spoiler it. I just needed to vent!

** spoiler omitted **

Well, you could always move north of the border. New York doesn't allow wine sales in grocery stores, but otherwise the alcohol laws aren't all that onerous.

I lived in New Hampshire for a while. The state controls hard liquor sales, but allows wine and beer sales in grocery stores. It's pretty funny, actually: every major highway into New Hampshire has a "New Hampshire Welcome Center and Liquor Store" rest area right off the highway. Some of those rest areas offer convenient turn-around ramps to head right back to Maine, Massachusetts, or Vermont!

EDIT: Oops! Didn't realize your post was from four months ago! Still... New York is a great place for beer!

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Haladir wrote:
Kirth Gersen wrote:

This post threatens to bring politics into our beloved beer thread, so I'll spoiler it. I just needed to vent!

** spoiler omitted **

Well, you could always move north of the border. New York doesn't allow wine sales in grocery stores, but otherwise the alcohol laws aren't all that onerous.

I lived in New Hampshire for a while. The state controls hard liquor sales, but allows wine and beer sales in grocery stores. It's pretty funny, actually: every major highway into New Hampshire has a "New Hampshire Welcome Center and Liquor Store" rest area right off the highway. Some of those rest areas offer convenient turn-around ramps to head right back to Maine, Massachusetts, or Vermont!

EDIT: Oops! Didn't realize your post was from four months ago! Still... New York is a great place for beer!

And usually, we have one on each side of the road! Speaking of NH, I've been buying a local brew by Henniker Brewing- a roasted coffee stout that is quite delicious.


Come to California. We allow pretty much anyone to apply for a liquor license (And do they. It feels like every place that sells packaged food has a liquor section.), and we don't restrict licenses by type. If you have a liquor license, you can sell anything that's legal in the state, and almost everything 160 proof or under is legal here. Can sell from 6 AM to 2 AM every day of the year. The tax is a 5 cent bottle and can deposit plus the normal sales tax.

When it comes to drinking, Cali has it good. I can walk to the grocery store and get a fifth of Captain Morgan for 15 or so. That's living.


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Kelsey Arwen MacAilbert wrote:
I was at Bevmo, and they had something from England I've been wanting but can't find and can't ship in. Yes, they had Wychwood. I only had money for two, so I got Wychcraft and Hobgoblin. They do carry Scarecrow, so someday I will have to return to try more.

Hobgoblin and Scarecrow are pretty easy to find in my town, although they're kind of pricey. I was actually in Oxford, UK last year for a conference at Oxford University. I stayed with some old friends who live there. My hosts took me over to the Wytchwood Brewery in Oxfordshire for a tour. Alas, we missed the last tour of the day, but we did try a few a few samples in the tasting room. (Not the best beer tasting room I've been to, but the beers were excellent.) We ended up going to a nearby pub for dinner and several pints of various Wytchwood beers that were on tap. (I don't recall the name of the pub.)

Any other fans out there of Unibroque brewery from Quebec, Canada? I've been a huge fan of their La Fin du Monde for a long time. Every time I'm in Canada, I always try to buy a variety pack or two at the duty-free shop at the border. Fortunately, Unibroque beers are easy to come by in my town as well, although they're also rather pricey.

More localy, I've been drinking a fair amount of beer from Brewery Ommegang, from Cooperstown NY. Amazing stuff!


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John Benbo wrote:
Speaking of NH, I've been buying a local brew by Henniker Brewing- a roasted coffee stout that is quite delicious.

That sounds really good! My mom and sister both still live in NH, so I'm there several times a year to visit. I hadn't heard of Henniker Brewing before-- I'll have to check them out next time I'm there!

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Haladir wrote:
John Benbo wrote:
Speaking of NH, I've been buying a local brew by Henniker Brewing- a roasted coffee stout that is quite delicious.
That sounds really good! My mom and sister both still live in NH, so I'm there several times a year to visit. I hadn't heard of Henniker Brewing before-- I'll have to check them out next time I'm there!

It's fairly new, I believe, as I've only seen it recently.

NH is odd with their beer so look for it in a package store or grocery store known for its beer selection.


Just finished a Double Jack IPA. Those things have so much flavor rolling around the tongue. Mmmm.

I really need to head back up to Paso Robles soon and grab a couple of their barrel-aged dbas before they run out (since they're discontinuing it; that's if they aren't already out.)

Just learned that Golden Road Brewing here in LA is going to be opening shop in the Central Phoenix area, which is great. It's one of my favorite breweries here (even if I don't get up there much), and now when I visit back in AZ I can get their stuff fresh. If only Four Peaks would set up shop here in CA in return, I'd be a happy beer lover! :D

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Kelsey Arwen MacAilbert wrote:

Yes, they had Wychwood. I only had money for two, so I got Wychcraft and Hobgoblin.

When it comes to drinking, Cali has it good. I can walk to the grocery store and get a fifth of Captain Morgan for 15 or so. That's living.

Hobgoblin and Captain Morgan? You drink some nasty s!@# MacAilbert.

Haladir wrote:


Any other fans out there of Unibroque brewery from Quebec, Canada? I've been a huge fan of their La Fin du Monde for a long time.

Thats more like it.

Few weeks ago I started a Belgian White IPA which reminds me its time to rack it. Hope y'all have a pint for me this weekend.
-cheers


Pan, have you ever tried using molasses/treacle in place of sugar when brewing a stout/similar dark beer?

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Limeylongears wrote:
Pan, have you ever tried using molasses/treacle in place of sugar when brewing a stout/similar dark beer?

Once I used molasses and it worked well. I haven't made a lot of stouts though I prefer nitro charging and dont have the equipment for that....yet.


Silly HUMANS, drink like a dwarf:

Boulderhead Bock, Icecap Ale, Longbeard Lambic (Alchemy Manual page 13).


What might be the proper serving temperature for English beers, specifically Wychwood's Wychcraft and Hobgoblin?


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Kelsey Arwen MacAilbert wrote:
What might be the proper serving temperature for English beers, specifically Wychwood's Wychcraft and Hobgoblin?

Kelsey, you've come a long way in this thread. *sniff*

If there's not a temp recommended on the bottle, I recommend simple refrigeration.

I'm a weirdo and I like most good beers at room temperature. Cold conceals flaws in the flavor, and if it's good you don't need that so much. But even my beersnob friends think that's weird.

In general, casked ales aren't refrigerated, because they're out of a cask. I think that's where the reputation of English beer being served at room temp comes from.


Thankee, if rather belated.

Drinking Kona Longboard Island Lager right now. I do very much like it. Even at almost room temperature, it's pretty smooth and mellow, which works for something that purports itself to be all about Hawaiian flavor.

I'm kind of ambivalent on the Wychcraft, but it could very well have been poor serving temperature (I did room temperature). The Hobgoblin, also at room temperature, was absolutely amazing. One of the best things ever.

I bought some Sapporo Premium, and I think that it's a great beer by cheapish mass market standards. It would never be comparable in quality to a craft beer like my beloved Kona or Anchor, but I think it's great as a budget option if you don't drink the cheap American domestics (I cannot drink Budweiser, Coors, or Miller).

Scarab Sages

I like my beer in fried fish batter or cheese fondue. I can't say I "get" beer - alcohol's bitter enough to begin with, then you add hops???


Haladir wrote:
Well, you could always move north of the border.

Instead, I moved back to Texas this month. Whatever beer I want, I tell the guy at the store and he orders it.

Costco has a liquor warehouse here.

I'm in alcohol heaven.


I had licorice porter earlier today - interesting.

Now I am drinking Leeds Brewery's Midnight Bell

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I'm Hiding In Your Closet wrote:
I like my beer in fried fish batter or cheese fondue. I can't say I "get" beer - alcohol's bitter enough to begin with, then you add hops???

It depends what you're drinking. I can't stand most IPAs, which are super-hoppy, for that reason. I'd suggest something like a good stout or porter, which is less hoppy and alcoholic, and more malty. The go-to for that is, of course, Guinness, but any stout around 5-6% ABV would probably be less offensive to your taste buds.

The other route is to go for something much lighter, like Stella Artois or Blue Moon. These guys are low on alcohol and hops as well, so you might find them pleasant.

In the end, drinking alcoholic stuff is about finding enjoyment in bitter tastes. The only question is when does bitter stop being enjoyable?


Saltaire Brewery's Imperial Stout, which is probably the best imperial stout I've had so far, being hoppy enough to cancel out the rather thick, cloying sweetness such beers often have.


Surly makes something called "Pentagram;" I didn't read closely enough. I figured it was a beer like all the Surly brews I'd had. It is in fact a "Malt Beverage." In point of fact it is a "Brett" yeast sour dark ale... and it is NOT my cup of tea.

To those of you who enjoy a good sour ale I salute you - I cannot get through it. I generally like Surly but the stuff I've had of theirs is usually either dark and chewy or seriously hoppy. This Pentagram is like a bitter apple left in the sun too long, then added to ale... and then run through a coffee machine in my opinion. Again, I don't have as refined a palette as most so your experience may differ.

The bottle's really cool though...

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