Beer Thread!! just for....

CtPaul Posted By CtPaul, Aug 28, 2013 at 6:10 PM

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  1. Jags

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    Hacker-Pschorr original Oktoberfest on the menu tonight. I am drooling. Had a Goose Island Oktober last night...unimpressed.
     
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    I'm jealous, slim pickings here lately. The local shops are telling me they are having distributor problems and can't get Spaten this year :( My wife did find Paulaner though, and that is pretty good.
     
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    we had a gluten free sorghum beer out at our club for a while , i tried it but couldnt finish it, was AWFUL!;sick literally couldn't even choke it down
     
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    just finished a "Brooklyn" octoberfest a second ago as i read this thread.

    still searching for an american beer that had the same flavor of the "Stumpf 1878" from Ochsenfurt Germany i used to drink in large quantities over there back in the 80's everything seems so citrusy nowadays with the micro's unless they are hopped up IPA's which i enjoy in the winter but for some reason i dont like them in the summer at all.
    yesterdays six was Peroni nastro azzurro an italian beer, quite good , very light favors a german pils, but slightly less bitter.
     
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    If you have access to Brooklyn brewing, try their Monster Ale. It's one of the better barleywine ale's I've tried, and like most of them, it's around 11% ABV. It ain't no "session beer". ;)
     
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    RS, you ever have Dark Horse Monster 29? A tribute to the Edmund Fitzgerald sailors. If ya have not, you should check it out!!
     
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    I haven't had that one yet. I'll have to check it out. I like a lot of their beers.
     
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    I'm a rebel. I am pouring myself a glass of wine.
     
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    I just popped a Blueberry Belgian I brewed in June. Too fizzy and still too sweet. But hey! Breaking Bad is on in 1hr 29 minutes.


    "You're goddammnn right!"
     
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    I finally found Hacker -Pschoor!! Man that stuff IS good.

    I bough out what was left at the local store this weekend. They never did get any Spaten this year, said there where distributor problems.


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    Yeah - I know.;):cool:
    I gotta find some more. Already drank my stash (shared quite a few with friends).
     
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    BTW forgot to add, have entered the Malting side of Home Brew. Ill be making all of my specialty malts now..
     
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    I have had several of the beers listed in the report and of those, they were all fantastic. But Cherry this, and barley wine that and virtually unobtainable beers don't really count in my book. I respect them for what they are, but it is not something I can tell a buddy to go out and grab.
    (and Bells and Founders are great brewerys).
     
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    Jags, agreed! From a life long Kalamazoo, MI resident! I love Founders in Grand Rapids too!! We have several new MB's opening up soon or already open, including Arcadia Ale's, which is in walking distance from Bell's, Boatyard Brew Works, and Lattitude 42.

    On Sunday at noon Bell's is having a "Roll out the Barrel" event, which is about a dozen beers that have been bourbon barrel aged. My current personal favorite is Uberon,, which is a bourbon barrel aged Oberon.

    Any HF members going to this event??
     
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    I am busy all weekend, but I usually hit eccentric days at Bells. YOu must attend if you can.
     
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    Which of the beers on that list are unobtainable. The only one I saw on that list I can't get locally is Westvleteren 12.
     
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    "Westvleteren, and is only sold in small quantities from the doors of the monastery itself." And they have two on the list.
    And I have yet to even see the Bourbon county from Goose Island and I live 90 miles from the brewery.
    Speedway stout is another I have never seen (and I look for new stuff frequently).
    And just try to get a bottle of this: #16 Hürlimann's Samichlaus
    Etc.
    Just pointing out that many on the list are difficult at best to get my hands on. And getting ONE bottle is just enough to tick me off.:p

    It could be a demographic thing I suppose. Not all brewery's are available to the entire country.
     
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    Ahh... so many beers... only one liver. ;lol

    I wonder if we had to make our own top-10 list? Mine would be so clearly biased toward the Trappist ales:

    - Delirium Tremens
    - Westmalle Trippel
    - Allagash Curieux
    - Maredsous Tripel
    - Omegang Three Philosophers
    - La Trappe Quadrupel
    - Brooklyn Monster Ale
    - Lagunitas Hairy Eyeball
    - The Grimergen Dubbel
    - St. Bernardus Abt 12
     
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    I didn't see anything in your list that I wouldn't drink.==c
     
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    hah! The only style of beer I don't enjoy is IPA's. In the days before refrigeration, mariners were forced to ruin their beer by hopping it up, the acidic hops protecting the beer from bacterial growth. It was, "well, it tastes like chit, but at least it won't give us dysentery." I will never understand how we got from that, to folks deciding that crap tastes good, but I suspect the evolution was the same for haggis or lutefisk.
     
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    Funny you say that, tried drinking a Samuel Adams Lattitude 48 IPA last night, took everything I had to finish it as I don't waste beer. Good thing it is a sample pack and I only have 2 more to go.
     
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    Glad to know Im not the only one who hates IPA. Harpoon is very popular around here and most of their brews are just too hoppy for my palate ('cept UFO. mmmm)


    Joful I think you would be a good drinking buddy if you where closer. We have quite similar taste!
     
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    Definitely, Jeremy! We should start a beer club! ;lol
     
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    Now where is that "love" x 10 button at....

    Couldn't agree more.
     
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