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

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  1. Adios Pantalones

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    There is one at Killington this weekend. Friends go every year and rave about it. I'd like to go to the New England Real Ale Expo? Exhibit? I like "real ales"
     
  2. jharkin

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    I was rationing my remaining stash thinking no more Oktober this year, then the Mrs shows up with this one new to me. Paulaner wiesn.

    A bit more ABV, but I think I like the Marzen better.
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  3. Augie

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    I just finished Malting my first batch of Pale, 5lbs, I have 9oz that I am making Crystal 90L with as we speak. When done I will be making my first batch of Malted by myself Scotch Ale. We shall see how it goes, should have about 3 gallons.
     
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    am i thinking of a different style????????? doesn't a scotch ale use chocolate malt?
     
  5. Augie

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    Traditional Scotch ale is darker and uses a chocolate to achieve that, I am doing a Scotch red ale so it doesn't need to be as dark of a malt. .
     
  6. Adios Pantalones

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    Malting it yourself is hard core. Good for you! I know folks that tried growing small scale, but it was a PITA to harvest
     
  7. Augie

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    Malting did take some effort, but now I have a batch going through ferment, maybe ready in 1-2 weeks.
    Only 4 Gallons for the first batch, should come out about 5.5 percent ABV
     
  8. DevilsBrew

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    Screw the bottles and pass me the funnel! I walked in to a hornet's nest of anger at work today. TGIF, T-G-I-F.
     
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  9. 1750

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    This is my latest beerfatuation. It's a really nice IPA with great body and notes. They say it's "justly hopped" whatever that means.

    I think this brewery has a pretty limited distribution - mostly just Michigan and a bit of IL/IN - but any of you in the area might give it a try.

    http://www.greenbushbrewing.com/beers/dunegras.htm
     
  10. RSNovi

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    Greenbush is one of the fastest growing breweries in Michigan. I have tried their black IPA called Anger and it is really good. I am going to a tap takeover of theirs on Thursday at Jets Pizza in Chelsea.
     
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    I saw Anger and will try it. I'm so taken with Dune Gras right now that it will be a little while before I do. :)

    I've never heard of a tap takeover, but it sounds like good fun.
     
  12. Ashful

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    They're real common around here. Most bars with a larger array of specialty brews will host a different brewery each weekend.
     
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  14. Augie

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    There are actually many 'tap takeovers' in SE Michigan, just got to look around...
     
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    I live in western MI (Grand Rapids), and we've got a nicely developed beer culture. I just haven't heard the term before.
     
  16. RSNovi

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    That's because you have all the breweries in your backyard. Yes I am jealous. We have to have breweries come visit us to enjoy them locally. Although I am reasonably close to Dark Horse which is my favorite.
     
  17. 1750

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    I had Crooked Tree on tap for the first time a few months ago and was really impressed.

    This place really is a brew wonderland -- the whole state, truly. I keep waiting for the local market to hit some saturation point and start to contract, but so far it seems not to happen. We moved here about 8 years ago, and Founders has already expanded three times -- but those guys are nearly printing money.
     
  18. begreen

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    I just found out that WA state is #2 in quantity of micro breweries in the country. So it's not just me, there are an overwhelming amount of good choices here.
     
  19. Augie

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    Thanks. Yes, we are rich in good beer opportunities, indeed!
     
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