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The Official Beer Thread

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by DNW, Jul 20, 2007.

  1. chronoaug

    chronoaug Well-Known Member

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    The other night i had the Rogue Half-E-Weizen. I like hefweizens and the bottle has this funny old lady on it so i had to buy it. Really enjoyable if you like that kind of beer. I love most all Rogue brews but my only prolem with them is their rising price. They were a great deal when you could get the 22oz bottle for $4-5 but now i'm seeing them for $6-7 and at that price, your options in the beer world open up a lot making it a tougher choice for me to pick Rogue. Oh well.
     
  2. Brad

    Brad Well-Known Member

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    They were a great deal when you could get the 22oz bottle for $4-5 but now i'm seeing them for $6-7 and at that price, your options in the beer world open up a lot making it a tougher choice for me to pick Rogue.

    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Rogue, while pretty good, is pretty steep at $4-5/bottle. I rarely drink it at that price; I wouldn't drink it at all at $6-7/bottle.
     
  3. chronoaug

    chronoaug Well-Known Member

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    I mean, at 22oz, $4-5 isn't that bad considering some of the belgian or small brewery beers we talk about here are about $2.75-4 per bottle and only 11-12oz so the price back then was fine when you wanted a nice beer. The store near me has 750ml bottles of stuff like allagash white for $6 and ommegang abbey ale for $5 so i may as well just get that.
     
  4. Nico Samuel Pleninsek

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  5. Antonio Centeno

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    I am also a fan of Blue Moon
     
  6. Jenaimarr

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    I'm really diggin the Hitachino Nest White Ale, but it's a major bitch to find. I'm surprised that japanese markets (little tokyo, west la, torrance) don't carry microbrews from their homeland. I end up going to Bevmo which is constantly out of stock.

    Anyone know any retailer in the LA area that carries this?
     
  7. tomenugen

    tomenugen Well-Known Member

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    The other night i had the Rogue Half-E-Weizen. I like hefweizens and the bottle has this funny old lady on it so i had to buy it. Really enjoyable if you like that kind of beer. I love most all Rogue brews but my only prolem with them is their rising price. They were a great deal when you could get the 22oz bottle for $4-5 but now i'm seeing them for $6-7 and at that price, your options in the beer world open up a lot making it a tougher choice for me to pick Rogue. Oh well.

    blame the hop shortage.
     
  8. Girardian

    Girardian Well-Known Member

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    Speaking of Rogue, I highly recommend their HazeNut Brown Nectar. Find it on tap and you've found a pint of beer heaven.
     
  9. luftvier

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    I am a huge fan of Lindeman's Cuvee Renee, a delicious Gueze style. Fantome's Bris Bons-Bons is also delicious!

    The benefit of living in Philadelphia is that we have two of the best Belgian beer bars in the nation!
     
  10. luftvier

    luftvier Well-Known Member

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    The other night i had the Rogue Half-E-Weizen. I like hefweizens and the bottle has this funny old lady on it so i had to buy it. Really enjoyable if you like that kind of beer. I love most all Rogue brews but my only prolem with them is their rising price. They were a great deal when you could get the 22oz bottle for $4-5 but now i'm seeing them for $6-7 and at that price, your options in the beer world open up a lot making it a tougher choice for me to pick Rogue. Oh well.

    You know, my local dive had a special on Half-E-Weizen for only $4/bottle. I was not a huge fan of it, though. The Germans have spoiled me, what with Paul Aner, Franziskaner, and Hacker-Pfschorr.
     
  11. Brad

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    You know, my local dive had a special on Half-E-Weizen for only $4/bottle. I was not a huge fan of it, though. The Germans have spoiled me, what with Paul Aner, Franziskaner, and Hacker-Pfschorr.


    No one, not even the Belgians, can brew wheat beer like ze Germans. But, Bell's wheat series is about as true to style as you can get outside of Germany.
     
  12. Johnny_5

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    You know, my local dive had a special on Half-E-Weizen for only $4/bottle. I was not a huge fan of it, though. The Germans have spoiled me, what with Paul Aner, Franziskaner, and Hacker-Pfschorr.


    +1

    I liked Hoegaarden and then after drinking some good hefes I realized how gross it is. It was like drinking mike's hard lemonade. My girlfriend likes it though...
     
  13. luftvier

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    +1

    I liked Hoegaarden and then after drinking some good hefes I realized how gross it is. It was like drinking mike's hard lemonade. My girlfriend likes it though...


    Hoegaarden is a decent Wit, but a bit sweet for my tastes. It and Blue Moon are really popular among my lady friends.

    If you can get it, Philadelphia Brewing Co. makes the Walt Wit, which is fantastic. Same thing with Victory's Whirlwind Wit. They are unsurpassed, as far as my meager experience has shown.

    Yards was making a whole bunch of beers based on the founding fathers' recipes. So far, I've tried their Washington Porter, Jefferson's Tavern Ale, and Franklin's Poor Richards Spruce Ale, brewed with spruce tips instead of hops. All three delicious.

    I love living in a beer town.
     
  14. ACDoyle

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    Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier
     
  15. dusty

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    I had Three Philosophers last night and it was the best beer I've had yet.
     
  16. DNW

    DNW Well-Known Member

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    I had Three Philosophers last night and it was the best beer I've had yet.
    That's my favorite out of all the Ommegang beers, and top 3 of all the quadrupels I've ever had. It's great with a nice, big piece of medium rare NY strip. [​IMG] Speaking of which...I have to start thinking about dinner...
     
  17. DK Protagonist

    DK Protagonist Active Member

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    Breckenridge 471, Small Batch IPA
    http://www.breckbrew.com/beer/smallbatch.html

    Cost around 13$ for a 6, but one of the best drinks I've ever had, even better than my normal Dogfish Head 90 minute IPA. Looking forward to trying the ESB.
     
  18. Teacher

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    Mine. I make a mean IPA. It's in secondary right now.
     
  19. dimshum

    dimshum Well-Known Member

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    Hands down, Augustiner beer in Munich, Germany.
     
  20. Johnny_5

    Johnny_5 Well-Known Member

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    I just got a bottle of Three Philosophers that I am saving for a day that I can really relax and enjoy it.

    I had this hefe tonight

    http://www.brauerei-weihenstephan.de...2d7375c5f37636

    I really don't care for it as much as Hacker Pschorr or Franzicaner. Didn't seem as drinkable. I only had one bottle I will see how the next one goes.
     

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