Favorite Beers

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  1. JBZ

    JBZ Senior member

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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.
     


  2. globetrotter

    globetrotter Senior member

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    and what is there not to love about beer?
     


  3. hermes

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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)
     


  4. Brian SD

    Brian SD Moderator

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    Harp

    Stone Pale Ale
     


  5. petescolari

    petescolari Senior member

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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.
     


  6. petescolari

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    You have stouts, porters, browns, and maybe some Belgiuns in that category.  If you are talking about the first three, here are some good suggestions:

    Browns:Brooklyn Brown.  Dogfish Head Indian Brown. Smuttynose - Brown Dog Ale.

    Porters: Stone Smoked Porter.  Cambridge Brewery Porter ( MA only).  Bear Republic - Big Bear black stout.

    Stouts:  Victory Storm King Imperial Stout.  Lefthand - Milk Stout.  Rogue - Chocolate Stout.  Young's - Double Chocolate stout.  St. Ambroise - Oatmeal Stout.  Sammy Smith's - Oatmeal Stout.
     


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    I drink more wine, but like to keep some light (as in lager) beers around for thirst quenching - cheap: Bud cans (I know I'm not the only one.) & Yuengling Chesterfield Ale. highbrow: Victory Prima Pils, Stoudt's Golden Lager or Pilsner.
     


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    ken Banned by Request

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    Where are all you guys that are picking up Yuengling? Can't get it here in IL. Whenever I'm east I try to pick up enough to last me until I go back, but it's never enough.

    I like Franzinkaner (sp?), if only for the chill monk on the label. Other than that, it's Ol' Mil and Pabst.
     


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    I must confess. Since I learned about wine 10 years ago, my beer consumption is about 1% beer vs 99% wine.

    So many wines, so little time..............................
     


  10. ViroBono

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    Coniston Breweries Bluebird Bitter

    Devil's Elbow and Devil's Water - made at the Dipton Mill a micro-brewery in a pub in Northumbria

    Leffe

    Duvel

    Most German beers
     


  11. globetrotter

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    my favorite is the crawl around Dusseldorf's brewpubs (if that is the correct term for an establishment 100 years old) in the old town. alt is by far my favorite beer.
     


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    No votes for the Champagne of beers, Miller High Life?
     


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  14. petescolari

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    The beer draft menu from my local bar as of yesterday.

    What'll it be Mr Checks?

    On Tap JUNE 14

    Cask:
    J.W. Lees Harvest 5oz

    Belgians:
    La Rulles Tripel 10.5oz

    Local & Regional Brews:
    Casco Bay Riptide Red
    Berkshire Drayman's Porter
    Franconia Notch Grail Pale Ale
    Gritty's Black Fly Stout
    Blue Point Hoptical Illusion
    Thomas Hooker Liberator 10.5oz
    Wachusett Blueberry Ale

    Ciders:
    Original Sin Cider

    Brews From Other Places:
    PBR
    Sierra Nevada Pale
    Avery Maharajah IPA 10.5oz
    Bass
    Ephemere Black Currant 10.5oz
    Guiness
    Rockies Mojo IPA
    Franziskaner Weisse
    Sierra Nevada Summerfest
    Jever Pilsner
    Northcoast Red Seal Ale
    Pilsner Urquell
    Rogue Black Brutal Bitter
    Stone IPA
    Julius Echter

    Blends:
    Black Velvet - Guinness & Cider
    Snakebite - Cider & Bass

    Next @ Bat:
    more great beer....
     


  15. Brian SD

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    Oh yea, Karl Strauss Red Trolley Ale
     


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