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Beer Thread!! just for....

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by CtPaul, Aug 28, 2013.

  1. jharkin

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    I got home last night from 16 hours on airplanes and found this in the fridge.

    I love my wife :) :)


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  2. Seasoned Oak

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    Just came back from a wedding in west chester. Full bar but the only beer served was yuengling lager .Was just fine with me.
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    Yuengling Light is the only beer I stock. Yuengling worked so well as a marinade on the pork ribs that I picked up some beef ribs. Can't wait to test it out.

    The other two beers I favor are Guinness and Sol (with a lime wedge).
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    Let me add...there is nothing like being in a dive pub in the wee hours ending the night with a Guinness and a cigarette. (I don't even smoke)
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    Where is Joful today?

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    What? Nothing? Do I need to double the prize money?
  7. jharkin

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    Alright, tell us are you in Dublin or something?
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  8. Ashful

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    Yep... Dublin. I'll drink one to you tonight, Jeremy!
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    Very nice.. Last week I could a posted a photo of a Tsing Tao on location but that's not as fun. Enjoy it over there... Maybe you'll run into some of my long lost ancestors!
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    If I keep drinking the way we did last night, I'm positive I will. Who has the aspirin?

    Tsing Tao? Very exotic! How's the beer, though?
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    I like three kinds of beer, Domestic, Imported, and FREE!! I was a service rep for a beer distributor for quite some time and got to try all the products we were selling(over 80 diffrent micro/import brewerys, and one of the 3 houses in the us with both miller and AB). It was a fun job for awhile. I heard that joke and the "my cars right over there" joke when delivering, everyday. For the sake of the beer guys sanity, refrain from the "my truck/car is over there" joke. I used to start getting it at 6am and wouldn't stop all day. Lately with the cool nights I like a shipyard pumpkin head with a shot a vanilla vodka in it.
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    Tsing Tao is bleh.. Very lite but its about the only option for a 'local' when I go to Shanghai. Same with Kingfisher when I go to India. Its been ages since work sent me to Europe but I do remember tasting lots of good ones when I got to go to the Volkswagen engineering training center in Wolfsburg back in '04.
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    BTW are you there for work or pleasure joful?
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    Heh... work, of course! This was a last minute thing, quick in and out. No time even for sightseeing, as I left wife, infant, and sick child at home.
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    Yes, that is typical of a lot of Asian beers. They tend to like light lagers, hard whiskey is often preferred to beer. And forget their wine, though a good sake is nice.

    When my son and I were in Europe last we had some extraordinarily good brews in Vienna and Budapest. Most were local brews served at their big markets. One was the best bock I have ever tasted. No label, they just referred to it as Joe's brew or something like that.
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    How is that blonde? I may have to look into it. I'm not really into heavy, dark beers. More of lager and pilsner guy.
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    All summer I've been drinking Hamm's. Love it. And love the price, $12.99 for 30 pack, can't beat it. Don't tell anybody or it will become overpriced like PBR did.
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    If you can find it, try Spire hard cider. Had it out in Seattle last spring, very good, a little pricey.
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    Not bad, but not one of my top choices, either. Also, it's hard to find it fresh in case form, so if solids floating in your brew is a turn-off, I'd avoid that one. The Maredsous Tripel (also in that photo) is likely a better choice for one who is interested in dipping his toe into Trappist style ales for the first time, as its probably the best Tripel / triple under $100/case I've ever had. Also, that Grimbergen Dubbel, while dark in color, is very light and sweet in flavor. This can be said of most traditional Dubbels. They're all worth a try, if you can find single bottles, or a local pub catering to these beers.

    If you want to stay domestic, there are some fantastic Belgian style ales from Allagash, and even Victory. Allagash Curieux is world-class, but usually fetches $100 for six 25 oz bottles, around here... a wee bit expensive for daily use, but nice for marking a special occasion. Allagash Tripel or Victory Golden Monkey are both good, but I can typically find the Maredsous (above) for less than Allagash Tripel.

    4am Dublin time... can't sleep!
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    I've had the Allagash White in Washington DC and in Chicago.
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    White is their attempt at a German Weiss beer. Very weak, like any Weiss, but obviously popular. Allagash doesn't do anything bad, but try to find their Tripel or even Curieux, if you want a real treat!

    Another good domestic option is Three Philosophers (Quadrupel) from Ommegang. Very sweet, and a little unusual, but one of my favorite occasional beers.
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    Had some Angelweiss in Vienna. It was ambrosia, very light and floral.
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    Just need to add some Fireball or Cinerator (my favorite) to it and kick it up a notch. My wife is the same and drinks cider due to it being gluten free, every once in a while I am able to snag one of hers to make an Angry Balls.

    As for me, the darker the brew the better, 7%+ ABV with a low IBU preferred, infused with coffee adds brownie points.
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    A local place makes the best beer I have tasted in a long time, a beer with a slight wine hint at the end, hard to describe.

    Menagerie 8

    Evolution’s Menagerie Series is an assorted creation of one offs that will (probably) never be seen again. Numbered in sequence, each release is a unique beer. They are usually (but not always) oak aged and often (but not exclusively) blended. Our current Menagerie, No. 8 is an Ale brewed with wildflower honey, belgian candied sugar, and aged in red wine barrels.

    Beer Profile:
    ABV: 9.5%
    IBU: 30
    OG: 23

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