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« on: October 17, 2011, 02:49:25 PM »

I saw there was one of these threads back in 2004, but its time for another.  As a community of believers, it is very important that we discuss these things.

For me, right now id have to say Dogfish Punkin.  Other than that, Guinness is always a safe bet.  Truthfully, I probably have hundreds of favorite beers...
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« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2011, 02:56:22 PM »

I hate beer, but I love lambic, which the men in my life insist counts as beer.



I can't even tell you how many picky drinkers I've converted with this. It is absolutely delicious and amazing and I've stopped drinking the commercialized sugary drinks because of it. I am sola lambic (with the occasional champagne, white wine, and hard cider thrown in).

I'll put Mr. Ismi's favorites, since he is a beer lover. Hailing from Boston, he remains loyal to Sam Adams. He also likes Yuengling and St. Pauli's Girl....and the case of Czech beer that my father brings him every time he visits. Wink (Can't remember which two types they are, though). However, he tries new stuff all the time and so I don't really know what his favorites are at the moment. But if he's defaulting, it's usually Sam Adams.
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« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2011, 02:58:54 PM »

I don't know about favourites but these are rather good:

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« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2011, 02:59:09 PM »

I hate beer, but I love lambic, which the men in my life insist counts as beer.



I can't even tell you how many picky drinkers I've converted with this. It is absolutely delicious and amazing and I've stopped drinking the commercialized sugary drinks because of it. I am sola lambic (with the occasional champagne, white wine, and hard cider thrown in).

I'll put Mr. Ismi's favorites, since he is a beer lover. Hailing from Boston, he remains loyal to Sam Adams. He also likes Yuengling and St. Pauli's Girl....and the case of Czech beer that my father brings him every time he visits. Wink (Can't remember which two types they are, though). However, he tries new stuff all the time and so I don't really know what his favorites are at the moment. But if he's defaulting, it's usually Sam Adams.

Ive never had lambic.  Ive seen it at stores and was always curious.  My wife HATES beer, except mikes hard lemonade and some hard ciders, so maybe this is something I should get for her to try.
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« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2011, 03:00:51 PM »

I don't know about favourites but these are rather good:



I had the rochefort the other day.  It didnt have a price next to it at the pub i was at.  turned out it ran me close to $18. haha. it was delicious, but had i known it was that much i wouldnt have tried it!
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« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2011, 03:01:34 PM »

Yes, Timon, those were my favorite drinks too! And I loved lambic after the first sip. It's got a beer-y kick, definitely, but the fruit overpowers it. Some friends didn't like it, but they only drink hard liquor and no wine or beer. Most people love it.

It is relatively expensive, though. Not for people who want more than 3 or 4 glasses at a time. Mr. Ismi lets me have the bottles to myself because he knows that if he joins me, he's going to finish 3/4ths of the bottle very quickly. I buy him whiskey to make him feel better (poor baby  laugh).

Let me know what your wife thinks if you get a chance to try it.
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« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2011, 03:03:18 PM »

Yes, Timon, those were my favorite drinks too! And I loved lambic after the first sip. It's got a beer-y kick, definitely, but the fruit overpowers it. Some friends didn't like it, but they only drink hard liquor and no wine or beer. Most people love it.

It is relatively expensive, though. Not for people who want more than 3 or 4 glasses at a time. Mr. Ismi lets me have the bottles to myself because he knows that if he joins me, he's going to finish 3/4ths of the bottle very quickly. I buy him whiskey to make him feel better (poor baby  laugh).

Let me know what your wife thinks if you get a chance to try it.

Will do.  Ill try and pick some up today or tomorrow!
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« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2011, 03:08:28 PM »

I wonder whether there are any Orthodox monasteries that brew fine dark beer? As good as Roman Catholic beers are I'd rather have my beer without any papal infallability.
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« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2011, 03:11:11 PM »

Ayinger Hefeweisen.  All other beers are inferior.  Ayinger Hefeweisen is the only beer that contains no trace amounts estrogen.

Schlenkerla Rauchbier is also pretty good, though you need to drink it with smoked meats, and preferably with another beer or two before hand to prepare you for it.

If you are in the mood to take a trip back in time there is always Weienstephaner, the worlds oldest still operating brewery.  The Orthodox and Catholics were still together when they were founded.
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« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2011, 03:15:25 PM »

The greatest beer in the multiverse.



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« Reply #10 on: October 17, 2011, 03:28:49 PM »

My favorite:

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« Reply #11 on: October 17, 2011, 03:33:22 PM »

Schlenkerla Rauchbier is also pretty good, though you need to drink it with smoked meats, and preferably with another beer or two before hand to prepare you for it.

I actually tasted this for the first time on last tuesday. It was indeed pretty good once I got over the associations to smoked salmon.
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« Reply #12 on: October 17, 2011, 03:45:29 PM »

Schlenkerla Rauchbier is also pretty good, though you need to drink it with smoked meats, and preferably with another beer or two before hand to prepare you for it.

I actually tasted this for the first time on last tuesday. It was indeed pretty good once I got over the associations to smoked salmon.

never had this one... need to try it soon.
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Best beer on the planet.

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« Reply #14 on: October 17, 2011, 03:52:53 PM »

My favorite:


I thought you only drank Shirley Temples?
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« Reply #15 on: October 17, 2011, 03:56:36 PM »

Ah, Achronos, the first one you posted is one of Mr. Ismi's favorites! That was one of the Czech beers I was thinking of.

Can't remember the other one though.  Huh

And Asterisk, DIET?! You can stand that suga?
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« Reply #16 on: October 17, 2011, 03:58:06 PM »

I thought you only drank Shirley Temples?

Wait, wut? When I do drink, which is rare, I try to make it my friend Harvey.
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« Reply #17 on: October 17, 2011, 04:26:49 PM »

forgot about this one...

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« Reply #18 on: October 17, 2011, 04:40:04 PM »

Some of these look really good! Unfortunately, it's hard to find such good stuff here in Mississippi. As for my favorite, it's definitely Guinness; not that I can afford to drink it very often. As for my favorite style of beer, I'm very fond of ales.



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« Reply #19 on: October 17, 2011, 04:43:20 PM »

And Asterisk, DIET?! You can stand that suga?

Sugar... My taste buds say yes. My diabetes says no. The lectures I get from my doctor every three months breaks the tie, forcing me to go with diet  angel
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And Asterisk, DIET?! You can stand that suga?

Sugar... My taste buds say yes. My diabetes says no. The lectures I get from my doctor every three months breaks the tie, forcing me to go with diet  angel
Ahh, forgive me. I didn't know it was diabetes! Sorry about that. My Tato has to drink diet Coke too now and he developed a taste for it.
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And Asterisk, DIET?! You can stand that suga?

Sugar... My taste buds say yes. My diabetes says no. The lectures I get from my doctor every three months breaks the tie, forcing me to go with diet  angel


These are my favorite root beers. Both make a diet version as well:



If I'm not mistaken, Barq's is the only root beer that contains caffeine.

Some interesting info on root beer:
http://topics.nytimes.com/topics/reference/timestopics/subjects/r/root_beer/index.html

I also love Sasparilla and Birch Beer:
http://www.pitch.com/fatcity/archives/2008/11/21/sarsaparilla-birch-beer-and-ginger-ale-oh-my-part-i


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And Asterisk, DIET?! You can stand that suga?

Sugar... My taste buds say yes. My diabetes says no. The lectures I get from my doctor every three months breaks the tie, forcing me to go with diet  angel


These are my favorite root beers. Both make a diet version as well:



If I'm not mistaken, Barq's is the only root beer that contains caffeine.

Some interesting info on root beer:
http://topics.nytimes.com/topics/reference/timestopics/subjects/r/root_beer/index.html

I also love Sasparilla and Birch Beer:
http://www.pitch.com/fatcity/archives/2008/11/21/sarsaparilla-birch-beer-and-ginger-ale-oh-my-part-i


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And Asterisk, DIET?! You can stand that suga?

Sugar... My taste buds say yes. My diabetes says no. The lectures I get from my doctor every three months breaks the tie, forcing me to go with diet  angel


These are my favorite root beers. Both make a diet version as well:



If I'm not mistaken, Barq's is the only root beer that contains caffeine.

Some interesting info on root beer:
http://topics.nytimes.com/topics/reference/timestopics/subjects/r/root_beer/index.html

I also love Sasparilla and Birch Beer:
http://www.pitch.com/fatcity/archives/2008/11/21/sarsaparilla-birch-beer-and-ginger-ale-oh-my-part-i


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Oh yeah! I love me some good Jamaican Ginger Beer! Smiley


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« Reply #24 on: October 17, 2011, 06:28:39 PM »

Guinness
Boddington's
Warsteiner
Heineken

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« Reply #25 on: October 17, 2011, 06:33:46 PM »

Warsteiner!

That was another name that Mr. Ismi and I have been trying to remember for a few months now. We tried this beer a while back and we completely forgot what it was. I've been googling the names I'm not familiar with and bingo! That's the bottle.

This thread is a gold mine, guys. Smiley
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« Reply #26 on: October 17, 2011, 06:40:25 PM »

You're welcome.  Grin The mini-kegs are awesome.
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« Reply #27 on: October 17, 2011, 06:41:40 PM »



Best beer on the planet.

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Happy to see that you have so good taste  Smiley
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« Reply #28 on: October 17, 2011, 06:52:18 PM »

one of my old fav's back when I use to party
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« Reply #29 on: October 17, 2011, 07:08:12 PM »

one of my old fav's back when I use to party

That was made in the brewery in the small city I live near, until 2006, when the evil corporations destroyed everything Smiley
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« Reply #30 on: October 17, 2011, 07:56:26 PM »

As good as Roman Catholic beers are I'd rather have my beer without any papal infallability.
Right. Avoid anything which has been made by Roman Catholics.
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« Reply #31 on: October 17, 2011, 08:18:56 PM »

As good as Roman Catholic beers are I'd rather have my beer without any papal infallability.
Right. Avoid anything which has been made by Roman Catholics.
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« Reply #32 on: October 17, 2011, 08:22:40 PM »

Warsteiner!

That was another name that Mr. Ismi and I have been trying to remember for a few months now. We tried this beer a while back and we completely forgot what it was. I've been googling the names I'm not familiar with and bingo! That's the bottle.

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When my buddy from Braunschweig was over here, said to me once "ah Warsteiner.  You know, in Germany that is the sh!+ beer.  It's like Budweiser."   Wink  And then he finished his PBR.
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« Reply #33 on: October 17, 2011, 08:33:48 PM »

Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

 Its made by priests, can't go wrong there Wink

Red Tail Ale, this is  a flagship beer for a legendary california brewery, the taste, texture, color, head, buzz, is superb, there is absolutely no defect in this beer.

 I call this my "all-natural health drink" Wink

**note** surely some folks are going to point out that many Rastafari do not consume alcohol, and this is true.  However a) I come from the Twelve Tribes of Israel mansion where we do allow alcoholic consumption much to the criticism of other mansions and b) as practiced the nazarite vow for nearly 8 years the last time I had my locks like Samson, and I was more devoutly abstinent from alcohol than the Ayatollah, and in this regard I put in my work, so these I enjoy me a beer or four from time to time, but always in the spirit of fellowship and celebration of the gift of life from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

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« Reply #34 on: October 17, 2011, 08:39:02 PM »

Black Butte Porter  Grin

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« Reply #35 on: October 17, 2011, 09:17:59 PM »

Franziskaner Weissbeer and Franziskaner Dark.

Has a (Franciskan?) monk character on the label. Possible Catholic connection?

Great beer.

Also trippel karmeliet Belgian ale.

Mainstream US beer is swill.
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« Reply #36 on: October 17, 2011, 09:22:59 PM »

Warsteiner!

That was another name that Mr. Ismi and I have been trying to remember for a few months now. We tried this beer a while back and we completely forgot what it was. I've been googling the names I'm not familiar with and bingo! That's the bottle.

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When my buddy from Braunschweig was over here, said to me once "ah Warsteiner.  You know, in Germany that is the sh!+ beer.  It's like Budweiser."   Wink  And then he finished his PBR.
We couldn't describe it, but it tasted weird! He liked the weird, however.

LOL on the story. Go PBR! Noooot. Smiley
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« Reply #37 on: October 17, 2011, 09:27:25 PM »

I like fruit juice. I like beer. I do not like beer with fruit flavors.  Undecided
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You are missing out! Wink
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Oh, I've had some. All I can figure is that some folks in Belgium are entirely too happy.
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« Reply #40 on: October 17, 2011, 09:39:01 PM »

Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

 Its made by priests, can't go wrong there Wink

Red Tail Ale, this is  a flagship beer for a legendary california brewery, the taste, texture, color, head, buzz, is superb, there is absolutely no defect in this beer.

 I call this my "all-natural health drink" Wink

**note** surely some folks are going to point out that many Rastafari do not consume alcohol, and this is true.  However a) I come from the Twelve Tribes of Israel mansion where we do allow alcoholic consumption much to the criticism of other mansions and b) as practiced the nazarite vow for nearly 8 years the last time I had my locks like Samson, and I was more devoutly abstinent from alcohol than the Ayatollah, and in this regard I put in my work, so these I enjoy me a beer or four from time to time, but always in the spirit of fellowship and celebration of the gift of life from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

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« Reply #41 on: October 17, 2011, 09:40:30 PM »



If I lived in Oregon, I'm afraid I'd be an alcoholic!



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Now I'll have to go beer shopping tomorrow!  laugh What a shame that we all live too far apart to share this, ah, important experiment.  Wink
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Now I'll have to go beer shopping tomorrow!  laugh What a shame that we all live too far apart to share this, ah, important experiment.  Wink
I was going to say, I would switch beer for your fruity lambic.

We inherited (I use that term very loosely) a trunk packed with "specialty" beers (not sure how special they are -- I spot some familiar ones in there), which are 4 years past their expiration date. I looked at Mr. Ismi and said, "Who does that? Who keeps a bottle of Sam Adams for years?"

"Guys."

There are some stuff in there that he said he hasn't seen before. But what good is it going to do him? We had to make a trip tonight. This thread was making me thirsty!
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« Reply #44 on: October 17, 2011, 10:31:31 PM »

now i aint sure how many of yall are from the country. i also aint sure how many of yall play in softball tournaments...

if you live in the country and ever participate in a softball tourney, this is what us boys will be drinkin...



for every 12 ounces you pound, thats 20 feet added on to your long ball.
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« Reply #45 on: October 17, 2011, 10:32:40 PM »

As good as Roman Catholic beers are I'd rather have my beer without any papal infallability.
Right. Avoid anything which has been made by Roman Catholics.

Catholics make the best beer.
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« Reply #46 on: October 17, 2011, 10:33:37 PM »

now i aint sure how many of yall are from the country. i also aint sure how many of yall play in softball tournaments...

if you live in the country and ever participate in a softball tourney, this is what us boys will be drinkin...



for every 12 ounces you pound, thats 20 feet added on to your long ball.


* accidentally posted this twice... cant delete the first one...
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« Reply #47 on: October 18, 2011, 12:21:35 AM »

One of my favorites, as well.

Others include Widmer Hefeweizen


Pyramid's Apricot Ale


Rogue's Dead Guy Ale


and Stone's Arrogant Bastard Ale


If I'm so broke that all I can afford is a domestic brew, Pabst Blue Ribbon will do quite well.
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« Reply #48 on: October 18, 2011, 12:23:51 AM »

D**N STRAIGHT!!! Grin

We locals don't call this state Beervana for nothing. Wink
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« Reply #49 on: October 18, 2011, 12:24:14 AM »

Duvel, Stella, almost any cask ale, Boddingtons, Pilsner Urquel, Harp, Buckler, Kaliber, Clausthaler NA.

This thread makes me think that I miss the old days.
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« Reply #50 on: October 18, 2011, 12:24:38 AM »

I love me some Dead Guy Ale Smiley (even though I don't love the Grateful Dead Roll Eyes!)


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Can we make this an Alcohol thread?
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Can we make this an Alcohol thread?

Isnt that what this is??

Or do mean incorporate other types of alcohol into the discussion?

Either way... go ahead!
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« Reply #53 on: October 18, 2011, 12:32:16 AM »

now i aint sure how many of yall are from the country. i also aint sure how many of yall play in softball tournaments...

if you live in the country and ever participate in a softball tourney, this is what us boys will be drinkin...



for every 12 ounces you pound, thats 20 feet added on to your long ball.

My uncle told a story once--he might have been fibbin'--about how he, a 100-average bowler, once bowled a 290. He said it was a game with his Air Force buddies where the winner of each frame had to chug down a pint. Toward the latter half of the game, after having won frame after frame, he was drunk off his butt , but he kept bowling strikes.
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now i aint sure how many of yall are from the country. i also aint sure how many of yall play in softball tournaments...

if you live in the country and ever participate in a softball tourney, this is what us boys will be drinkin...



for every 12 ounces you pound, thats 20 feet added on to your long ball.

My uncle told a story once--he might have been fibbin'--about how he, a 100-average bowler, once bowled a 290. He said it was a game with his Air Force buddies where the winner of each frame had to chug down a pint. Toward the latter half of the game, after having won frame after frame, he was drunk off his butt , but he kept bowling strikes.

I wouldnt doubt it, especially if it was busch light.  That stuff can certainly work miracles!
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« Reply #55 on: October 18, 2011, 12:41:57 AM »

I can't believe this thread has gone this long without anyone posting this clip. From one of my favorite movies. I feel guilty for posting it, but come on, this is the BEER thread after all!

(Warning: Graphic language!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HeWUXV89w0g



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I can't believe this thread has gone this long without anyone posting this clip. From one of my favorite movies. I feel guilty for posting it, but come on, this is the BEER thread after all!

(Warning: Graphic language!)

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Can we make this an Alcohol thread?

Isnt that what this is??

Or do mean incorporate other types of alcohol into the discussion?

Either way... go ahead!

In that case I've been having way too many of these:
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^  Salads in a glass?
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LOL mint leaves.

And it's a Mojito
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« Reply #60 on: October 18, 2011, 02:34:18 AM »

I'm gonna be boring and repeat the same old "Guinness, Boddington, Pabst Blue Ribbon Old Style when I'm broke" line that's been repeating in this thread. For variety I'll throw in some Blue Moon (which is actually the beer ale I drink most, as I usually drink with family who can't stand roofing tar), Fat Tire, and Peroni.
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« Reply #61 on: October 18, 2011, 02:42:19 AM »

I wonder whether there are any Orthodox monasteries that brew fine dark beer? As good as Roman Catholic beers are I'd rather have my beer without any papal infallability.

This is the closest I can come up with is Radomyshl' Brewery in Zhytomyr.  Old Brown Beer is my favorite.  

But why drink beer, I live in wine country and within a month or so it will be time for start drinking wine from this year's grapes.  Getting a few bottles of homemade wine to take home definitely weighs into the cost benefit analysis of visiting the in-laws!  
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« Reply #62 on: October 18, 2011, 02:48:35 AM »

Ayinger Hefeweisen.  All other beers are inferior.  Ayinger Hefeweisen is the only beer that contains no trace amounts estrogen.

Schlenkerla Rauchbier is also pretty good, though you need to drink it with smoked meats, and preferably with another beer or two before hand to prepare you for it.

If you are in the mood to take a trip back in time there is always Weienstephaner, the worlds oldest still operating brewery.  The Orthodox and Catholics were still together when they were founded.
i love ayinger's oktoberfest. it would make it to the first place on my list.
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« Reply #63 on: October 18, 2011, 08:23:21 AM »

One of my favorites, as well.

Others include Widmer Hefeweizen


Pyramid's Apricot Ale


Rogue's Dead Guy Ale


and Stone's Arrogant Bastard Ale


If I'm so broke that all I can afford is a domestic brew, Pabst Blue Ribbon will do quite well.


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« Reply #64 on: October 18, 2011, 08:29:38 AM »

One of my favorites, as well.

Others include Widmer Hefeweizen


Pyramid's Apricot Ale


Rogue's Dead Guy Ale


and Stone's Arrogant Bastard Ale


If I'm so broke that all I can afford is a domestic brew, Pabst Blue Ribbon will do quite well.


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« Reply #65 on: October 18, 2011, 08:44:25 AM »

Can we make this an Alcohol thread?

Isnt that what this is??

Or do mean incorporate other types of alcohol into the discussion?

Either way... go ahead!

In that case I've been having way too many of these:


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« Reply #66 on: October 18, 2011, 09:21:14 AM »

Ayinger Hefeweisen.  All other beers are inferior.  Ayinger Hefeweisen is the only beer that contains no trace amounts estrogen.

Schlenkerla Rauchbier is also pretty good, though you need to drink it with smoked meats, and preferably with another beer or two before hand to prepare you for it.

If you are in the mood to take a trip back in time there is always Weienstephaner, the worlds oldest still operating brewery.  The Orthodox and Catholics were still together when they were founded.
i love ayinger's oktoberfest. it would make it to the first place on my list.


While not a huge fan of Oktoberfest beers in general, I thought that Ayinger's was pretty good.  Actually, I will drink anything Ayinger that you put in front of me.  Generally the Hefeweisen is hard to find, but any larger liquor store will at least have the Oktoberfest Martzen or the Jahrhundert.  Brau Weisse is what they call the Hefeweissen.

If you can find a good Berliner Weisse bier, those are recommendable as well.
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« Reply #67 on: October 18, 2011, 01:39:50 PM »

Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

Can we make this an Alcohol thread?

No, we're talking about beer here, which while alcoholic, is not exactly the same as other kinds of alcohols, especially some of the finer beers suggested here Smiley

We can even keep it Churchical..


The way I understand it, Medieval European monasteries had become quite the vinifiers as a result of collecting the necessary grapes and flour for Holy Communion.  The monks themselves developed a good craft for wine making and subsequently also developed good taste for their own consumption.  As it would come to turn out over some years, it is a bit easier to come by excesses of flour than grapes/wine, and so the monks had to switch to making beer with the wheat because they couldn't dip into the Communion wine supply.  In switching to beer, the monks went from being the best winemakers in Europe to the best brewers, and no Abbey ales are the finest craft beers around.  I also understand that beer was acceptable for fast days, like chocolate, which helped it gain popularity because its basically a liquid bread.  Also, beers and wine are safer to drink and store then the potable water of many places, but of course, these remained alcoholic so you can imagine that life in that past was a bit more easygoing.




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Quote from: Wikipedia
The Catholic Church continues to celebrate a number of early and medieval saints related to alcohol—for instance, St. Adrian, patron saint of beer

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I've heard that researchers found an ancient Egyptian recipe for beer. Has anyone made some fresh batches, based on the plan? I always wondered what beer was like back then.
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Our troopers protecting the integrity of OUR beer in Oregon!

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I've heard that researchers found an ancient Egyptian recipe for beer. Has anyone made some fresh batches, based on the plan? I always wondered what beer was like back then.

this may be similar to what you are looking for.  ive had this and enjoyed it.

http://www.dogfish.com/brews-spirits/the-brews/year-round-brews/midas-touch.htm
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« Reply #72 on: October 19, 2011, 01:15:52 AM »

Right now I'm drinking some Samuel Adam's "Octoberfest." A bit disappointing. I wish Samuel Adam's would bring back their "Scotch Ale". That was the best beer they made, but I haven't been able to find it in years. Did they discontinue it?


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Right now I'm drinking some Samuel Adam's "Octoberfest." A bit disappointing. I wish Samuel Adam's would bring back their "Scotch Ale". That was the best beer they made, but I haven't been able to find it in years. Did they discontinue it?


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I just had an octoberfest from them tonight too! i actually dont mind it. however, im not so sure about the scotch ale.  i havent seen it around.
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« Reply #74 on: October 19, 2011, 01:53:24 AM »

Out of Sam Adams, Weiss Bier is best.
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« Reply #75 on: October 19, 2011, 01:55:23 AM »

Just found this cool thread about a bear's favorite beer: http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,4086.0.html
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Dunkelbier ist gut.

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one of my old fav's back when I use to party

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« Reply #78 on: December 07, 2011, 11:23:51 AM »

I had to bring this post back because I found a FANTASTIC brew!!!  My band traveled to Cleveland this past weekend and had a Christmas Ale by Great Lakes Brewery. We heard people talking about it before our plane even landed, and since we like to check out local brew pubs when we travel we figured we should go.  Anyone else from the area had this before?  If you ever see this in a store, buy it before they stop making it for the year!



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« Reply #79 on: December 07, 2011, 11:32:36 AM »

I had to bring this post back because I found a FANTASTIC brew!!!  My band traveled to Cleveland this past weekend and had a Christmas Ale by Great Lakes Brewery. We heard people talking about it before our plane even landed, and since we like to check out local brew pubs when we travel we figured we should go.  Anyone else from the area had this before?  If you ever see this in a store, buy it before they stop making it for the year!





When I lived in Cleveland, the local homebrewer's society would meet at the Great Lakes Brewery. Those were GREAT times!


I do like Great Lakes' brews in general. I don't think I've been disappointed with a single one.

Oh, and I heard this recently: "My favorite beer? I can't decide if it's the ninth or tenth that is my favorite..."  Wink
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« Reply #80 on: December 07, 2011, 11:38:11 AM »

I liked them too. Especially the IPA and porter. (cant remember the names)

To me, while all of them were good, none of them really blew my mind like the Christmas ale.  I stuffed a few bottles in my suitcase and brought them home with me! Ha!
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The Samuel Adams Chocolate Bock.  This is a wonderful beer but unfortunately it only comes out this time of year in a winter variety pack.  you have to by a 12 pack variety to get 2 chocolate bocks.  They aren't sold in separate 6 or 12 packs, at least in my neck of the woods.

Otherwise, I enjoy Russian Imperial Stouts (Sam Adams makes a decent one) but they have a high alcohol content (9%, sometimes more) so I might only drink a half of a bottle at a time.  I have a beer only rarely, but if I were to have one I think the chocolate bock and imperial stouts have the best flavor.  Generally, I like stouts best but the higher alcohol content in the imperial stouts adds sweetness and overcomes the bitterness that characterizes many stouts. 

Not sure why the "favorite beer" thread had to be revived during the Nativity fast though.  Wink  Perhaps some here are looking for ways to enjoy the many "wine & oil" days that characterize this fast (though I realize some people consider beer to be in a completely different category from wine and see nothing wrong with drinking beer even on strict fast days)    Tongue
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Not sure why the "favorite beer" thread had to be revived during the Nativity fast though.

This is my mistake.  Haha. Unfortunately, I am not Orthodox yet so I must admit that I dont keep up with all the different fasts as well as I should.

I knew it was a fast time, but I didnt even think about it when I brought this thread back! 
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Not sure why the "favorite beer" thread had to be revived during the Nativity fast though.

This is my mistake.  Haha. Unfortunately, I am not Orthodox yet so I must admit that I dont keep up with all the different fasts as well as I should.

I knew it was a fast time, but I didnt even think about it when I brought this thread back! 

Beer generally does not contain grapes.  During the fast I find it a good substitute for wine.  Not sure where Whiskey fits in, though.
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« Reply #84 on: December 07, 2011, 12:46:33 PM »

Beer generally does not contain grapes.  During the fast I find it a good substitute for wine.

There is also neither oil nor grapes/wine in vodka, chrystal meth, cocaine, LSD, etc.  But there is the letter, and then there is the spirit.  Wink

(P.S. I am obviously not being serious here, just picking on a certain logic.  I honestly do not intend to debate whether or not beer should be consumed on "no wine" days, and I certainly realize that having a beer is not the same as consuming the other illegal substances mentioned above).
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« Reply #85 on: December 07, 2011, 12:57:47 PM »

I should mention that while the chocolate bock only comes out in a variety pack, the "Moo-Hoo Milk Chocolate Stout" by Terrapin is also very good and is sold as a 6, at least here.

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« Reply #86 on: December 07, 2011, 01:00:21 PM »

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The Catholic Church continues to celebrate a number of early and medieval saints related to alcohol—for instance, St. Adrian, patron saint of beer



What does 'patron saint of beer' mean? You ask the prayers of St. Adrian when you drink too much beer?
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« Reply #87 on: December 07, 2011, 01:11:05 PM »

Beer generally does not contain grapes.  During the fast I find it a good substitute for wine.

There is also neither oil nor grapes/wine in vodka, chrystal meth, cocaine, LSD, etc.  But there is the letter, and then there is the spirit.  Wink

(P.S. I am obviously not being serious here, just picking on a certain logic.  I honestly do not intend to debate whether or not beer should be consumed on "no wine" days, and I certainly realize that having a beer is not the same as consuming the other illegal substances mentioned above).

Spirit, schmirit.  If I were into following the spirit of the fast I'd keep eating Taco Bell and skip on the Red Lobster!
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What does 'patron saint of beer' mean? You ask the prayers of St. Adrian when you drink too much beer?

If you're producing beer, as most monasteries in the West did, you might want some help to make sure all goes well and is done to the glory of God, rather than becoming a source of drunkenness.
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« Reply #90 on: December 07, 2011, 02:13:17 PM »

I should mention that while the chocolate bock only comes out in a variety pack, the "Moo-Hoo Milk Chocolate Stout" by Terrapin is also very good and is sold as a 6, at least here.



Love Terrapin. Good local brewery for me!
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Oh I didn't know monasteries produce beer. In the Coptic Church, monasteries only produce wine (I think) for communion purposes-- not really for individuals to enjoy.
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« Reply #92 on: December 07, 2011, 02:23:22 PM »

Beer generally does not contain grapes.  During the fast I find it a good substitute for wine.

There is also neither oil nor grapes/wine in vodka, chrystal meth, cocaine, LSD, etc.  But there is the letter, and then there is the spirit.  Wink

(P.S. I am obviously not being serious here, just picking on a certain logic.  I honestly do not intend to debate whether or not beer should be consumed on "no wine" days, and I certainly realize that having a beer is not the same as consuming the other illegal substances mentioned above).

Spirit, schmirit.  If I were into following the spirit of the fast I'd keep eating Taco Bell and skip on the Red Lobster!
I said the SAME THING. Most of the "meat" in their tacos is the filler stuff, anyway! Not my fault if I can't guess the 30% that's meat!
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« Reply #93 on: August 27, 2012, 01:22:08 AM »

Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

Some recent great discoveries via what is on sale Wink

This is one of the best Pale Ales I've ever had! Spot on texture and flavor without being overbearing. Another winner from San Diego to join the Stone's cult world..

With the fruity and yet nutty and floral taste, this beer should be called, "I can't believe its not an IPA, Lager."  Further, whether its the goat or the beer, something in this Bock surely knocked me well off my stool just about everytime I drank some..

This beer was literally indulgent, everything a good beer should have.

This is literally one of the hands down, best beers I've ever had in my entire life.

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« Reply #94 on: August 27, 2012, 01:50:44 AM »

Lancaster milk stout. YUM!
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Actually I prefer wine, but I have 2 favourites beers: Heineken and Serbian Jelen
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If it ain't dutch it ain't much  laugh


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This is literally one of the hands down, best beers I've ever had in my entire life.
DUDE, now you're talkin'! Deschutes Black Butte Porter is absolutely one of my favorite beers.

Another beer I really like now when I want something especially bitter:



I discovered this about six weeks ago during a hops craze when I tried a different ultra-hoppy beer every night for a week.
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Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!



I discovered this about six weeks ago during a hops craze when I tried a different ultra-hoppy beer every night for a week.

I've been on that hop craze lately myself, ever since I really acquired the taste.  Hoppy beers are like hot peppers or coffee, you have to learn to appreciate the flavors.  I am rather hooked.  I've discovered the real secret behind a lot of max-hopped beers.  They are usually sweeter, maltier brews than lighter beers like lagers and belgian ales.  ALL beer is naturally very sweet, and bitter things like hops are added like a reverse of adding coffee to sugar.  Really hopped beers like IPAs are actually maltier as well as more bitter, so once you learn to like the bitter, you can also notice the more sweet malty undertaste which the hops are trying to balance.  I can only drink these very sweet ales now, and when I drink a lager I really just don't enjoy it, even a quality Lager still has been letting me down in the sweetness department.  That Porter is the perfect blend, originally all beers were dark, dark doesn't imply bitter, it can actually be too sweet which is what the bitter is trying to cover up.  I love the sweetness, and like the bitter. 

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« Reply #99 on: August 28, 2012, 05:49:30 PM »

Hop Stoopid is also a very strong beer for alcohol content at about 8.6% alcohol by volume.
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I like Barq's.
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« Reply #101 on: August 28, 2012, 06:53:03 PM »

Any one had Wild Blue?  I had some while visiting the Budweiser brewery in St. Louis a few weeks ago and have gone through three six packs of it now.  Pretty good stuff.
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« Reply #102 on: August 28, 2012, 10:41:02 PM »

One I might try this Friday for astronomical reasons:

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« Reply #103 on: August 28, 2012, 10:47:20 PM »

man yall quit tryin to be cool. save your money and get this...



you guys clearly arent softball players.
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« Reply #104 on: August 28, 2012, 10:49:45 PM »

man yall quit tryin to be cool. save your money and get this...



you guys clearly arent softball players.

My bro has some in the fridge.  I drink it sometimes when I run out of my own urine.
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man yall quit tryin to be cool. save your money and get this...



you guys clearly arent softball players.

My bro has some in the fridge.  I drink it sometimes when I run out of my own urine.

lol
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Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

man yall quit tryin to be cool. save your money and get this...



you guys clearly arent softball players.

Meh.. didn't you see my go to when I'm broke beer?



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Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

man yall quit tryin to be cool. save your money and get this...



you guys clearly arent softball players.

Meh.. didn't you see my go to when I'm broke beer?



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I can respect that.
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I really do like 'good' beer.  Always been a hip, craft beer kind of guy.  But I went through a phase where I drank a lot of beers that end in the word "light" (bud, coors, etc.) and now, as strange as it sounds, I kind of enjoy it. Ha!

I really only drink Busch when Im playin softball. Its what I drink instead of water or gatorade.
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This is literally one of the hands down, best beers I've ever had in my entire life.
DUDE, now you're talkin'! Deschutes Black Butte Porter is absolutely one of my favorite beers.

Another beer I really like now when I want something especially bitter:



I discovered this about six weeks ago during a hops craze when I tried a different ultra-hoppy beer every night for a week.

Wow. These both look tasty. But I doubt if I'll find them in Mississippi. Sad


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« Reply #110 on: August 29, 2012, 07:23:20 AM »

The best thing to come from a can:



Sunday evening I brewed a clone of this one based on feedback from the brewer at Oskar.  So far, so good, but I think it will turn out more like a 7.5-8% rather than 10.5%, unfortunately.
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« Reply #111 on: August 29, 2012, 09:41:19 AM »



Don't tell Frank...

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« Reply #112 on: August 29, 2012, 12:15:19 PM »

Golden Brau,Ciuc,Heineken,Pilsner Ulker, Dab, etc..
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LOL!



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« Reply #114 on: August 29, 2012, 09:35:13 PM »

German: No bad beer. Ditto for beers from Belgium. Some great beers are from the islands and elsewhere. But, I am flabbergasted at the varity and quality of American craft beer. If I had to choose just one type, I would choose American IPA with its glorious citrus aspects. 
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I like Barq's.
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If I had to choose just one type, I would choose American IPA with its glorious citrus aspects. 


That is the secret of the double-hopping, bottle-conditioned method.  A lot of German lagers under the "Belgian style" are also double-malted and have the same sweetness.  I really like the sweet more than the bitter, and I've been hooked on IPAs lately for the sweetness which most lagers don't have.

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« Reply #117 on: August 29, 2012, 10:25:06 PM »

Heineken, E.C. Dahls, VB, Hansa, Arendals, Nils, Samuel Adams, XXXX (fourex), etc

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« Reply #118 on: August 30, 2012, 12:22:44 AM »

This is literally one of the hands down, best beers I've ever had in my entire life.
DUDE, now you're talkin'! Deschutes Black Butte Porter is absolutely one of my favorite beers.

Another beer I really like now when I want something especially bitter:



I discovered this about six weeks ago during a hops craze when I tried a different ultra-hoppy beer every night for a week.

Wow. These both look tasty. But I doubt if I'll find them in Mississippi. Sad


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another slam dunk, I think I've found a new fav and definitely in my all-time top 10!

I've had this my last 4 of 5 beers this past two weeks.  This is the darkest beer I've ever had, darker than the coffee sludge I drink for breakfast out my frenchpress, but it was surprisingly light and crisp in texture.  Just heavy and thick enough to be a full, hard hitting beer and yet light enough to not be too thick.  Its malty sweet enough to get my off my IPA fad of lately, and high gravity so it hits the spot with a less is more approach, a perfect "after work" beer.  Excellent double malt and toffee flavor with just a hint of hops, I'd say this Traditional brown Ale is what Newcastle should be Smiley

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« Reply #120 on: September 17, 2012, 11:06:42 PM »

My first, and only (so far) , drink when i was in Toronto



so by default, my favourite, haha
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« Reply #121 on: October 10, 2012, 01:17:27 AM »

Here's a new beer I discovered.

I just had to buy it for the funny name alone, but it really is some pretty good chit. laugh

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« Reply #122 on: October 10, 2012, 01:38:00 AM »


Hitachino is my favorite, but it is unfortunately not a very common sight in my part of the world.

Hofbräu München comes in a close 2nd place, with Stella Artois ranking 3rd.
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« Reply #123 on: October 10, 2012, 01:50:02 AM »

One of my favorites, as well.

Others include Widmer Hefeweizen


Pyramid's Apricot Ale


Rogue's Dead Guy Ale


and Stone's Arrogant Bastard Ale


If I'm so broke that all I can afford is a domestic brew, Pabst Blue Ribbon will do quite well.


Oh, I bought my first Arrogant Bastard Ale this summer camping on the Rogue River!  Wonderful Beer!

If you get to Pacific City, Or stop and buy Tsunami Stout at Pelican Brewery.  Yum!

http://www.yourlittlebeachtown.com/pelican/beer/tsunami-stout

If you get a chance go to Calapooia Brewing Co.    Grin

Back in the day, when money was tight, and it was the decision between quality and quantity, I would buy Rainier pounders Tongue
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« Reply #124 on: October 10, 2012, 03:10:17 AM »

One of my favorites, as well.

Others include Widmer Hefeweizen


Pyramid's Apricot Ale


Rogue's Dead Guy Ale


and Stone's Arrogant Bastard Ale


If I'm so broke that all I can afford is a domestic brew, Pabst Blue Ribbon will do quite well.


Oh, I bought my first Arrogant Bastard Ale this summer camping on the Rogue River!  Wonderful Beer!

If you get to Pacific City, Or stop and buy Tsunami Stout at Pelican Brewery.  Yum!

http://www.yourlittlebeachtown.com/pelican/beer/tsunami-stout

If you get a chance go to Calapooia Brewing Co.    Grin

Back in the day, when money was tight, and it was the decision between quality and quantity, I would buy Rainier pounders Tongue
I've had Pelican's Cream Ale. That's pretty good.
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« Reply #125 on: October 10, 2012, 05:13:59 AM »

I just discovered this last week and fell in love with it.
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« Reply #126 on: October 10, 2012, 05:36:08 AM »

To date, my favorite is Sam Adams Noble Pils, but I'm ways a sucker for a good stout.
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« Reply #127 on: October 10, 2012, 09:05:14 AM »

Anyone here likes pale ale? I think it's disgusting.
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« Reply #128 on: October 10, 2012, 09:27:29 AM »

Haven't tried this one, but thought the name was appropriate for a religious board
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« Reply #129 on: October 10, 2012, 09:28:53 AM »

Anyone here likes pale ale? I think it's disgusting.


You mean like India Pale Ale? Pretty strong, very hoppy British beer designed for exporting to the Raj? I'm not really a big fan of British beer full stop but there's definitely worse around than that. Slightly two warm, which is apparently how it's supposed to be served, bitter springs to mind.

Personally one of my favourite beers, but very hard to find here, is Zlaty Bazant, which they brew in my great aunt's home town in Slovakia, but that's, of course, a lager. If I was pushed to pick a British beer to call a favourite I'd have to go for something like Old Speckled Hen, but I'd definitely serve it colder than 'proper'.

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« Reply #130 on: October 10, 2012, 09:39:29 AM »

Anyone here likes pale ale? I think it's disgusting.


You mean like India Pale Ale? Pretty strong, very hoppy British beer designed for exporting to the Raj? I'm not really a big fan of British beer full stop but there's definitely worse around than that. Slightly two warm, which is apparently how it's supposed to be served, bitter springs to mind.

Personally one of my favourite beers, but very hard to find here, is Zlaty Bazant, which they brew in my great aunt's home town in Slovakia, but that's, of course, a lager. If I was pushed to pick a British beer to call a favourite I'd have to go for something like Old Speckled Hen, but I'd definitely serve it colder than 'proper'.

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Don't ever try it. It's served too warm and makes you throw up.


Personally one of my favourite beers, but very hard to find here, is Zlaty Bazant, which they brew in my great aunt's home town in Slovakia, but that's, of course, a lager. If I was pushed to pick a British beer to call a favourite I'd have to go for something like Old Speckled Hen, but I'd definitely serve it colder than 'proper'.


A fellow fan of very cold beer, I see.
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« Reply #131 on: October 10, 2012, 09:44:07 AM »

I like Barq's.

Isn't the legal drinking age 21 over in 'murrica?
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« Reply #132 on: October 10, 2012, 09:52:28 AM »

I like Barq's.

Isn't the legal drinking age 21 over in 'murrica?
Barqs is a root beer--in fact, the only root beer known to have caffeine as one of its ingredients.
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« Reply #133 on: October 10, 2012, 09:56:42 AM »

I like Barq's.

Isn't the legal drinking age 21 over in 'murrica?
Barqs is a root beer--in fact, the only root beer known to have caffeine as one of its ingredients.

Never heard of it. I don't know if we even have it over here.
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« Reply #134 on: October 10, 2012, 10:08:12 AM »

I drank this



Don't ever try it. It's served too warm and makes you throw up.


Is that Belgian? Never heard of a Belgian pale ale. They usually refer to it as blonde beer. I'm not a massive fan of it myself (I prefer the darker Belgian beers), but it's nothing like the IPA I thought you meant.

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I always thought serving beer at just below room temperature was a peculiarly British affliction, so yes. Personally I come from a long line of Czechs and Germans, so it's cold lager all the way.

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« Reply #135 on: October 10, 2012, 10:09:05 AM »

I like Barq's.

Isn't the legal drinking age 21 over in 'murrica?
Barqs is a root beer--in fact, the only root beer known to have caffeine as one of its ingredients.

Never heard of it. I don't know if we even have it over here.
It may just be a stereotype, but non-Americans are pretty notorious for hating root beer. It's not very easy to find outside the states.
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« Reply #136 on: October 10, 2012, 10:13:44 AM »

I like Barq's.

Isn't the legal drinking age 21 over in 'murrica?
Barqs is a root beer--in fact, the only root beer known to have caffeine as one of its ingredients.

Never heard of it. I don't know if we even have it over here.
It may just be a stereotype, but non-Americans are pretty notorious for hating root beer. It's not very easy to find outside the states.

Well I'll vouch for the veracity of what you say. My own unscientific survey amongst my peers when McDonalds briefly intoduced root beer over here in the early '90s was a resounding thumbs down. I don't know if the taste varies from type to type, but what they were selling frankly tasted like mouthwash. I'd sooner drink the hideous fizzy fir-needle syrup stuff that some people make in Romania (and that tastes like pine disinfectant smells, only sweet).

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« Reply #137 on: October 10, 2012, 10:33:18 AM »

DUDES ROOT BEER IS THE JAM!!!!

For real though, its good.
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« Reply #138 on: October 10, 2012, 10:37:46 AM »

Yes, blonde beer is what I meant. Not something you want to taste IMHO.
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« Reply #139 on: October 10, 2012, 10:46:45 AM »

Yes, blonde beer is what I meant. Not something you want to taste IMHO.

Assuming that my experience in McDonald's was representative - definitely better than root beer (and that's quite apart from the fact that root beer's a soft drink).

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« Reply #140 on: October 10, 2012, 11:15:12 AM »

Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

Yes, blonde beer is what I meant. Not something you want to taste IMHO.

How can you not like Blonde ales? They are so deliciously fruity and yet nutty, ale yeast gives such a wonderful complexity of flavors!  I've switched to darks like Traditional Brown and Porter lately, but generally a good, crisp, Blonde belgian-style wheat ale is EXACTLY what I am looking for in a good beer Smiley

Even a blonde lager is pretty good, but obviously just more malty sweetness, let yeasty variety of flavors.

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« Reply #141 on: October 10, 2012, 11:21:14 AM »

Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

Yes, blonde beer is what I meant. Not something you want to taste IMHO.

How can you not like Blonde ales? They are so deliciously fruity and yet nutty, ale yeast gives such a wonderful complexity of flavors!  I've switched to darks like Traditional Brown and Porter lately, but generally a good, crisp, Blonde belgian-style wheat ale is EXACTLY what I am looking for in a good beer Smiley

Even a blonde lager is pretty good, but obviously just more malty sweetness, let yeasty variety of flavors.

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I had way too much hard liquor already when I started with the blonde beer, perhaps that was the reason, so I might give it another try while I'm still sober. But the blonde beer was warmish, I like my beer cold. Also, the taste was very strong.

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Yes, blonde beer is what I meant. Not something you want to taste IMHO.

How can you not like Blonde ales? They are so deliciously fruity and yet nutty, ale yeast gives such a wonderful complexity of flavors!  I've switched to darks like Traditional Brown and Porter lately, but generally a good, crisp, Blonde belgian-style wheat ale is EXACTLY what I am looking for in a good beer Smiley

Even a blonde lager is pretty good, but obviously just more malty sweetness, let yeasty variety of flavors.

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I had way too much hard liquor already when I started with the blonde beer, perhaps that was the reason, so I might give it another try while I'm still sober. But the blonde beer was warmish, I like my beer cold. Also, the taste was very strong.



The first rule of drinking really good ales is you don't mix it with liquor.

The second rule of drinking really good ales is you don't mix it with liquor.

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« Reply #143 on: October 10, 2012, 03:13:22 PM »

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Yes, blonde beer is what I meant. Not something you want to taste IMHO.

How can you not like Blonde ales? They are so deliciously fruity and yet nutty, ale yeast gives such a wonderful complexity of flavors!  I've switched to darks like Traditional Brown and Porter lately, but generally a good, crisp, Blonde belgian-style wheat ale is EXACTLY what I am looking for in a good beer Smiley

Even a blonde lager is pretty good, but obviously just more malty sweetness, let yeasty variety of flavors.

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I had way too much hard liquor already when I started with the blonde beer, perhaps that was the reason, so I might give it another try while I'm still sober. But the blonde beer was warmish, I like my beer cold. Also, the taste was very strong.



The first rule of drinking really good ales is you don't mix it with liquor.

The second rule of drinking really good ales is you don't mix it with liquor.

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I'm very much tempted now to buy some blond beer. Is drinking it cold OK or do you suggest it to be just below room temperature.
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« Reply #144 on: October 10, 2012, 03:28:21 PM »

Before becoming a monk, and George Bush Sr, was president, I went to the annual Ukrainian festival in NYC for St. George's Ukrainian Catholic Church.  I'm not a beer drinker, but they advertised a beer that was flown over from Ukraine, called Kievan Monastery Ale.  It was the best beer I ever tasted, so much so I had 2 glasses and never had a hangover the next day.  It was a one time deal and I have never seen it since.   Embarrassed
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Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

  It was the best beer I ever tasted, so much so I had 2 glasses and never had a hangover the next day.  It was a one time deal and I have never seen it since.   Embarrassed

That is the benefit of quality ales, they don't have the sloppy buzz of a lager beer and almost rarely if ever have a noticeable hang over.  In fact, I drank some good Traditional Brown with my step-pops and he was chasing it with whiskey, and he commented on the morning that it actually TOOK away his usual whiskey and beer hangover compared to the Budwater he usually drinks!



I'm very much tempted now to buy some blond beer. Is drinking it cold OK or do you suggest it to be just below room temperature.

Put it in the fridge, just not the freezer.  Lager is cold brewed, so it tastes better ice cold.  Ale is brewed at a relatively warmer temperature (around 10-15 degrees differential) and so its natural flavors and aromas are more pronounced at a warmer temperature.  The "drink it warm" is a myth, cold is quite nice, just not too cold Wink

I recommend some Belgian-style wheat ales which are technically blond by have the more robust diversity of malty sweetness to balance the strong yeast flavors. There are literally too many varieties of good brands to suggest any one over another, so pick up what ever is reasonably priced (i.e. what is on sale) that reads "Blonde" or "wheat" or "Belgian-style" because they are all essentially code words for a similar kind of ale.  The difference between the three is so subtle as to not notice beer snobs aside  angel


An all around good and commonly available Blonde ale is Leffe

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« Reply #146 on: October 10, 2012, 03:34:54 PM »

It was the best beer I ever tasted, so much so I had 2 glasses and never had a hangover the next day.

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The glasses must be very big if you want to have an hangover from just two glasses.
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« Reply #147 on: October 10, 2012, 03:35:23 PM »

You guys are too high faluntin' fancy for me. I like good old Yeungling Traditional Lager. Nothing fancy, not outrageously expensive, a local PA brew.
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« Reply #148 on: October 10, 2012, 03:39:05 PM »

Thanks Habte! I'll ask my friend to get some Leffe since he's throwing a party saturday. Or else I'll just have to buy some myself.
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Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

You guys are too high faluntin' fancy for me. I like good old Yeungling Traditional Lager. Nothing fancy, not outrageously expensive, a local PA brew.

Too bad Rolling Rock isn't local PA anymore, I am curious to try some of the local beers which are still brewed at Ol Latrobe, I bet they are fantastic Smiley


I am cheaper than you can ever know in regards to beer, but even with my inherent cheapness, I still manage to find great beers at Budwater and Coors prices.  Lately I've been drinking Underworld for 2.25 a 24oz out the door, and its high gravity so its almost like drinking two for one.  The last twelve packs we picked up were Pyramid's new Fall Variety (with a delightfully good and STRONG Barleywine) and also a Sam Adams Fall Seasonal, both were $12 out the door..

My rule, ALL good beer is good, so buy whatever is on sale, it gives you a chance to try new beers you otherwise might not have gambled on.  We tried some Ballast Point when it was on sale once, that beer is usually way over-priced, but when we tried it, it was sublimely good.

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« Reply #150 on: October 10, 2012, 03:45:36 PM »

It was the best beer I ever tasted, so much so I had 2 glasses and never had a hangover the next day.

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The glasses must be very big if you want to have an hangover from just two glasses.

I've never been a drinker.  In facr when I would go out with my friends I could nurse a can of beer ALL night, and be sick as a dog the next day.   Shocked
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Kievan Monastery Ale. 

Do you know if the ale was actually brewed by a Kievan monastery?
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« Reply #152 on: October 10, 2012, 03:49:35 PM »

It was the best beer I ever tasted, so much so I had 2 glasses and never had a hangover the next day.

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The glasses must be very big if you want to have an hangover from just two glasses.

I've never been a drinker.  In facr when I would go out with my friends I could nurse a can of beer ALL night, and be sick as a dog the next day.   Shocked

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It's good that you're not a western monk then, beer would be almost the only drink you would get  Cheesy
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« Reply #153 on: October 10, 2012, 03:50:54 PM »

Kievan Monastery Ale. 

Do you know if the ale was actually brewed by a Kievan monastery?

Couldn't say for sure, but that was how they advertised it.  And they also said the then president of Ukraine would have a glass everyday.  It was the darkest beer I ever saw and tasted heavenly.
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« Reply #154 on: October 10, 2012, 03:51:51 PM »

It was the best beer I ever tasted, so much so I had 2 glasses and never had a hangover the next day.

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The glasses must be very big if you want to have an hangover from just two glasses.

I've never been a drinker.  In fact when I would go out with my friends I could nurse a can of beer ALL night, and be sick as a dog the next day.   Shocked

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It's good that you're not a western monk then, beer would be almost the only drink you would get  Cheesy

LOL, then I would have to be in a penitential Order for sure... Cheesy
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« Reply #155 on: October 10, 2012, 03:56:05 PM »

You guys are too high faluntin' fancy for me. I like good old Yeungling Traditional Lager. Nothing fancy, not outrageously expensive, a local PA brew.

You can't get any more local than the kitchen!  If you buy the grains and hops and brew the beer yourself, you can quite easily make beer that rivals some of the best craft beer found at the store for  1/2 or 1/3 of the cost.  One can easily spend $4.50 on one 12 oz bottle of beer imported from Belgium that has been exposed to all kinds of detrimental conditions in transit.  Or, you can brew a belgian beer yourself with the same yeast (Chimay, Westmalle, etc.) and spend $4.50 for a six pack, so 1/6 of the cost.  A nicely crafted beer that might sell for $9 a six pack in the store can be made for $4.50 a six pack at home.    
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« Reply #156 on: October 10, 2012, 04:02:32 PM »

Or, you can brew a belgian beer yourself with the same yeast (

You can't make Belgian beer in America. For it to be Belgian beer you have to brew it in Belgium. It's like champagne. You can't make champagne in America.
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« Reply #157 on: October 10, 2012, 04:05:21 PM »

It was the best beer I ever tasted, so much so I had 2 glasses and never had a hangover the next day.

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The glasses must be very big if you want to have an hangover from just two glasses.

I've never been a drinker.  In fact when I would go out with my friends I could nurse a can of beer ALL night, and be sick as a dog the next day.   Shocked

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It's good that you're not a western monk then, beer would be almost the only drink you would get  Cheesy

LOL, then I would have to be in a penitential Order for sure... Cheesy

It is interesting that the Western monastic order that is most famous for its brewing is the Trappist order, or the Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance (OCSO), one of the strictest and most penitential of the Western orders.  While Orthodox monasteries have been known more for their wine production and mead (in the case of Russia), I have very little information regarding the brewing of beer in Orthodox monasteries.    
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« Reply #158 on: October 10, 2012, 04:06:27 PM »

Or, you can brew a belgian beer yourself with the same yeast (

You can't make Belgian beer in America. For it to be Belgian beer you have to brew it in Belgium. It's like champagne. You can't make champagne in America.

"Belgian style" then.   Tongue
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« Reply #159 on: October 10, 2012, 04:30:56 PM »

I generally really like the beers made by the local brewery Victory. I'm not sure how widely distributed they are in the US. I really enjoy their recent Headwaters pale ale...

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« Reply #160 on: October 10, 2012, 04:53:09 PM »

An all around good and commonly available Blonde ale is Leffe

A very nice all-rounder, it's what I normally drink here. I'd never order it in Belgium though, too many superior beers to chose from.
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« Reply #161 on: October 10, 2012, 04:58:17 PM »

I generally really like the beers made by the local brewery Victory. I'm not sure how widely distributed they are in the US. I really enjoy their recent Headwaters pale ale...
Reminds me of 1984 (Victory Gin was what they drank if I remember correctly). It's even got a similar red "V" logo.

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« Reply #162 on: October 10, 2012, 05:11:26 PM »

You guys are too high faluntin' fancy for me. I like good old Yeungling Traditional Lager. Nothing fancy, not outrageously expensive, a local PA brew.

I agree! Im not questioning whether or not anyone actually enjoys these beers, but its almost a "peeing" match to see who can come up with the rarest, most obscure beer on the planet.

Im not that picky. I love a good craft brew or "monk" beer, but I also have no shame in grabbing a sixer or coors light to watch football on a saturday.
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« Reply #163 on: October 14, 2012, 11:33:41 AM »

I have bought it. I'll try it, perhaps tonight. I think that I'll feel good knowing that the beer I drink supports the monks.

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« Reply #164 on: October 14, 2012, 03:12:00 PM »

Any beer paired with good conversation.
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« Reply #165 on: October 14, 2012, 03:20:20 PM »

Any beer paired with good conversation.

Surely, with any, you don't mean any?
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« Reply #166 on: October 14, 2012, 03:23:05 PM »

Any beer paired with good conversation.

I challenge you to say that after drinking a 6 pack of Milwaukee's Best!
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« Reply #167 on: October 14, 2012, 03:33:22 PM »

I like Barq's.

Isn't the legal drinking age 21 over in 'murrica?

It is.

Barq's a is nonalcoholic soft drink. I was joking.
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« Reply #168 on: October 14, 2012, 03:54:40 PM »


Hehe, it's 16 over here. That sucks for you....  Grin

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« Reply #169 on: October 14, 2012, 04:08:03 PM »

lol well not "any." MB would ruin any conversation. I generally prefer IPA's of which i have a few favorites. Bell's Two Hearted, Sierra Nevada's Torpedo are a couple I like.
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« Reply #170 on: October 14, 2012, 04:25:04 PM »

NVM!
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« Reply #171 on: October 14, 2012, 04:27:34 PM »


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« Reply #172 on: October 14, 2012, 04:33:09 PM »

This is a local Atlanta brewery, but I think you can get it other places too.  This particular beer is commonly referred to as a girl beer because its their "light" beer and has a sweeter blueberry flavor.  However, the guy at the actual brewery told me that its really a breakfast beer. Boy is he right.  If you ever have a chance to grab one of these with some french toast or something, it will blow your mind.  And I dont normally like sweet beer, although this one is good because its not too overwhelming.

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« Reply #173 on: October 16, 2012, 11:03:43 PM »

Favorite beer? Merlow.

Ok, actually some fruity beers I tried. I don't recall the name of the brewery.
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« Reply #174 on: October 29, 2012, 04:08:37 AM »

My favorite Sam Adams so far. A fine brew! Smiley




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« Reply #175 on: October 29, 2012, 07:41:48 AM »

My favorite Sam Adams so far. A fine brew! Smiley

How does it compare to Guinness? (the real stuff, not the watery crap you often get on tap).
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« Reply #176 on: October 29, 2012, 02:07:40 PM »

Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

My favorite Sam Adams so far. A fine brew! Smiley



Ima try it, looking for a good Stout, have you had the Latitude 48 IPA from Sam Adams? It is indulgently good!

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« Reply #177 on: November 12, 2012, 10:23:17 AM »

A tasty brew that I stumbled upon this weekend.




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« Reply #178 on: November 12, 2012, 11:24:50 AM »

^ My friend talks up Old Rasputin.  I haven't had it yet. 

As for Stouts, I had a Baltika some time ago.  It tasted almost better than Guinness.
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« Reply #179 on: November 12, 2012, 03:01:02 PM »

Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

I have bought it. I'll try it, perhaps tonight. I think that I'll feel good knowing that the beer I drink supports the monks.



Had some last night or that FANTASTIC Bears-Texans slugfest last night.  Alas, my love of super malted beers like IPA and Porters has ruined my previous love for a good Belgian.

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« Reply #180 on: November 12, 2012, 04:02:57 PM »

Y'all ever had Rauchbier?
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« Reply #181 on: November 12, 2012, 04:06:34 PM »

Walkers Reserve - Firestone  Walker Brewing Co. - reserve series porter

And

Three Creeks Brewing Co. - five pines chocolate porter ( Sister's, Or.)

Sorry guys, Oregon has the best.
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« Reply #182 on: November 12, 2012, 04:16:47 PM »

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I'd say that Oregon has the best Porters and dark Ales.

California still has the best American IPAs and other malty brews like from Mendocino or San Diego (even LA has a few really great local beers), and Colorado seems to have the Belgian-style and the Wheat Ales..

Honorable mentions Wisconsin and New England for American Ales, but the fruity-malty-hoppy explosion is West Coast like the offense of the 49erz!!

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Walkers Reserve - Firestone  Walker Brewing Co. - reserve series porter

And

Three Creeks Brewing Co. - five pines chocolate porter ( Sister's, Or.)

Sorry guys, Oregon has the best.

Yeah, I see lots of Oregon labels whenever I go to the store that has all the good beers. Which I need to visit when I get paid the end of this week.  Wink
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« Reply #184 on: November 15, 2012, 02:32:25 AM »

I just saw this week a 3-liter bottle of Arrogant Bastard Ale. Grin
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« Reply #185 on: November 15, 2012, 02:37:05 AM »

Is there a thread for favorite spirits?
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« Reply #186 on: November 15, 2012, 02:44:01 AM »

Is there a thread for favorite spirits?
You can start one. Wink
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« Reply #188 on: November 16, 2012, 03:42:05 PM »

I just saw this week a 3-liter bottle of Arrogant Bastard Ale. Grin
Actually, that was a Double Bastard Ale, made by the same Stone Brewery. 11.6% alcohol by volume

An even stronger beer I've seen in local stores is He'Brew Sweet 16 Ale, which, as the name suggests, is 16% alcohol by volume.
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« Reply #189 on: February 24, 2013, 07:30:01 PM »

Oh my goodness, just saw this topic!  I'm a fan of beer!

I used to like Zywiec, now I find it too strong.  Tyskie is a bit lighter but still tasty.  Heineken is one of my absolute favorites.  I like Sam Adams seasonals - "winter" is heavenly; "Alpine spring" is delicious.  I like Defiant (a local NY state brewery) and their "Christmas".  Grolsh is good; St. Pauli's girl is good.  Palm is great but can be too strong on an empty stomach - and I like my beers on an empty stomach.  Get out of the office hungry and tired - and let the cold foamy stream of deliciousness out of an icy cold mug fill you up!
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« Reply #190 on: February 24, 2013, 08:10:34 PM »

I'll drink almost anything from Granville Island Brewery
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« Reply #191 on: September 07, 2014, 08:39:21 AM »



Alpo, you're awesome.

A few days ago I've had some Rochefort 10. It was very nice, although it was a very slow drink with the strong taste and the 11% alcohol. It definitely is one of the better beers out there. But heavens, it was expensive.
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« Reply #192 on: September 07, 2014, 12:52:29 PM »

I just noticed, there were only two posts in this thread for all of 2013.

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Did everyone go without beer?
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« Reply #193 on: September 09, 2014, 08:00:18 PM »

My favorite beer is an open beer.
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« Reply #194 on: September 09, 2014, 08:31:18 PM »

My favorite beer is Rolling Rock. Nothing exciting, but I enjoy it.
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« Reply #195 on: September 10, 2014, 01:06:39 AM »

My favorite beer is an open beer.

Preach.
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« Reply #196 on: September 10, 2014, 01:50:05 AM »

Great thread!

My favorite beer is the beer my wife brews. Outside that, Belgian beer is best.
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« Reply #197 on: September 10, 2014, 02:06:13 AM »

Next time in Mexico try Cerveza Indios......best ever and it is not exported...  Wish it were.
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