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Favorite Beers

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by mrgoblueguy, Jun 14, 2005.

  1. mrgoblueguy

    mrgoblueguy Well-Known Member

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    I went to a local beer garden I had never been before to try some new beers and was wondering what are your favorites? They had a decent selection (53 on tap and 100 in bottle). I had a Goose Island Summer Time Ale and a Belgian White Wheat Ale. They were not bad, but I had to go back to my old standby-Guinness. I was jsut wondering what are your guys favorite beers year round and what do yo ulike to drink during the summer?
     
  2. tiger02

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    My supply is somewhat limited--I just don't think hefeweizen and krystalweizen are all they're cracked up to be, and they're the popular ones around here. There're also a couple of kinds of pils that might as well be Bud. Mark me down for Guiness year round, dunklebier when I can get it (Paulaner sells it as amber in the States), and the Hofbrauhaus' Oktoberfest brew during the relevant weeks in September [​IMG] Tom
     
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    The two hallmarks of modern civilization are having a Starbucks, and being able to obtain Guinness on tap.
     
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    globetrotter Well-Known Member

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    I like atlbeer when it is cold, and wheat beer when it is warm. if I can't get alt beer, which is most of the time, I will drink bitter.

    for wheat beer my favorite is hoegarten, but there are a few good american made "beligan style whites" that are pretty good.
     
  5. Ambulance Chaser

    Ambulance Chaser Well-Known Member

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    Summer -- Belgian fruity beers
    Year-round -- Black and tan (is that heresy for the Guinness drinkers?), Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
     
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    mrgoblueguy Well-Known Member

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    I tried one called John Smith a while that was to be drunk at room temperature. It was not bad. I also love Boddington's.
     
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    petescolari Well-Known Member

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    Smuttynose IPA
    Bear Republic Hop Rod Rye
    McChouffe
    Brooklyn Blanche de Brooklyn
    McNeill's Firehouse Amber
     
  9. globetrotter

    globetrotter Well-Known Member

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    the blanche de brookline is a nice beer,
     
  10. petescolari

    petescolari Well-Known Member

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    I can drink BdeB all day long. I made the mistake of drinking too many La Fin du Mond while in Montreal for F1 on the first day. On Saturday I made sure to change to Blanche de Chambly.

    If you like the Brooklyn, try Allagash White. I really like the grey area between a traditional wit and hefe that some of those beers cross.
     
  11. globetrotter

    globetrotter Well-Known Member

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    I've actually tried the allagash white too, and seem to remember it was pretty nice. I had a bar-b-que with about 40 people a few weeks ago, and about half brought beer, so I had a chance to try a lot of nice small brewery beers - the alagash and a bunch from saranac.

    but my local carries BdeB and it is a very nice hot weather beer.
     
  12. mrgoblueguy

    mrgoblueguy Well-Known Member

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    I like realldy dark beers. Any ideas on what I should try?
     
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    Dogfish Head - 60 Minute IPA Sierra Nevada - IPA and Porter Yuengling Lager Pretty much everything out of Brooklyn brewery is good (though I didn't care for the Pennant Ale - I think it was called that). In Baltimore, Brewers Art has some really good beer.
     
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    Delirium Nocturnum

    Pilsner Urquell

    Old Peculiar

    Kwak
     
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    If I could afford it, I'd drink more Chimay. But more often, I prefer Heineken, Kirin Ichiban, and Sapporo.
     
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    It's not heresy as long as your "tan" is Harp, not Bass. Otherwise, you're risking a holy war. [​IMG] That being said, I love both Guinness and Bass Ale, as well as Harp. The Sierra Nevada Pale Ale is very good, as is (IMHO) the Sam Adams Summer. A great choice in the winter (in addition to Guinness) is a good porter (Sierra Nevada makes a good one IMMSMC). The best stout I ever tasted was Harpoon Stout on tap but, alas, I believe the Harpoon brewery (based in Boston) has discontinued it. As was stated above, a good wheat beer is great for the summer. I loved the English bitters I was able to try when I traveled to London a couple of years ago, and Guinness really does taste better in Ireland. Essentially, I love beer.
     
  17. globetrotter

    globetrotter Well-Known Member

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    and what is there not to love about beer?
     
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    for dark beers try:

    "leffe brun" (belgium)
    "yebisu black" (japan)

    for something different, a decent interesting non-dark beer is "feldschlosschen" (swiss)
     
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    Harp

    Stone Pale Ale
     
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    I wish I had access to all of Stone's beers on tap like you do in SD.  Sometimes the place by my house has Stone on tap and it's so amazing in the summer.  My gf's favorite as well.
     

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