What's your favorite BEER?

dafattkidd Posted By dafattkidd, Jan 13, 2014 at 12:20 AM

  1. woodey

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    Great Lakes hit a home run with this brew. I drive down to Clayton NY a few times a summer and have a couple of these with diner on a outside deck overlooking the St. Lawrence river. Always makes me wonder how many times this ship passed through this river. Kudos to Gordon Lightfoot for the great song to commemorate this tragedy.
     
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  2. Ashful

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    Tonight, Goslings Dark and Stormy, left over from a recent trip to Bermuda. Menu is home made Caesar salad, filet on the charcoal grill, and veggie kebabs.
     
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    ah Bermuda, haven't been there since the early mid 90's. played a 5 day golf tournament and was comped room and breakfast. The fine Bermudians still found a way to get into my wallet every 4 hours and grab$100.00..Still as expensive as it was then?
     
  4. Ashful

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    Unfortunately, yes. Insane taxes. Not a vacation we will be repeating any time soon, for just that reason. It’s nice, but so are many other places at half the cost.
     
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  5. begreen

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    Tried Great Divide's Yeti Vanilla Oak Imperial Stout yesterday. It was ok, but too heavy on the bittering hops for my liking. Right to the last sip the first and last thing on the palette was bitter. Too bad, there were some complex flavors that wanted to come out to the front. Overall, super dark and well rated by some folks. It's just not the balance I like in an Imperial Stout. I just read one person's opinion - "Dark as hell and twice as bitter." That sums it up pretty well.

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    Well this was a pleasant surprise. Quite tasty.
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  7. woodey

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    Just had a General Washingtons Tavern Porter (great brew) by Yards Brewing Co. Supposedly General Washington developed this recipe to satisfy his thirsty field officers.Following this with a Canadian brewed Alexander Keiths India Pale Ale. Quite a contrast in the two but both equally enjoyable.
     
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  8. Ashful

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    Glad it was good, but I’d be really surprised if that origin story is more than a half truth. These guys couldn’t get socks or a matched pair of shoes for several straight years, and were excited on the too-seldom occasion they’d get to eat actual food in the case of two winters, let alone take any time and food stuffs aside for the refinement of a beer recipe. I’m sure there’s some basis for their claim, but it’s likely a very obtuse one.
     
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  9. woodey

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    Who knows if any of the brew actually made it to the officers in the field, but its a known fact that the General was a avid brewer and his hand written porter recipe is preserved at the New York Public Library.
     
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  10. Ashful

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    Yep, it’s well known he liked to play around with brewing. I’m just doubting the validity of him developing this as a special brew for his officers, during the war. Or are you saying he had the uncanny forethought to develop it for the officers he was going to have some day, before there was ever a thought of war?
     
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    I have liked just about everything i have tried from new belgium
     
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    They did a good job with this HPA. It is flavorful and nicely balanced. I was concerned that it would taste off, but it turned out to be fine.
     
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  13. woodey

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    Yeah, I think its highly unlikely he developed this brew for this purpose. In my original post ( where I say supposedly) I should have stated that Yards makes this claim on the bottle. "An admirer of Philadelphia-style porters, General Washington developed this recipe to satisfy his thirsty field officers."
     
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    Agreed. Sorry if I wasn’t clear on this, I wasn’t criticizing you or implying you were making this claim, I’ve also seen the bottle.
     
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    Washington was a fan of porters and he liked homebrewing. We share that in common.

    "Detailed in a letter from the General to his officers during the war, Washington’s recipe employed molasses to aid fermentation and give rich caramel aroma to this robust, roasty ale. The recipe reflected his admiration for Philadelphia-style porters, especially those brewed by Robert Hare. Our Porter, inspired by Washington’s, is dark, smooth and complex with just a hint of dried fruit in the finish."
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    Interesting. I have experimented using molasses in a couple ales and porters too and like it. Here's a little more of Philly brewing history.
    http://www.tickettoentertainment.com/blog/2017/02/08/the-brewholder-city-taverns-ales-of-the-revolution-perfect-for-presidents-day-regardless-of-your-party-affiliation/
     
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    Founders uses Maple Syrup in some of their stouts.
     
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    I've tried some good chocolate syrup in mine, right before the ferment. If you get it right, it's very nice.
     
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    Sampling a Unibroue belgian style golden ale sold by Trader Joes. I've had their Fin de Monde, but not this one. It ended up being quite a pleasant brew. It took a little getting used to the herbal notes, and the carbonation is a bit too much, but overall quite drinkable.

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    Unibroue is a fantastic brewery. Lay your hands on some of their Hairy Eyeball sometime, if you come across it.
     
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    Weyerbacher Sunday Morning Stout. Black as soy sauce. Thick and Coffee rich. This one will sneak up on you with 12.7 % ABV. maxresdefault.jpg
     
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    Trader Joes also had a single-malt scotch that I am trying out. Not too bad and the price is right.
     
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    sunday morning stout with a 12.7 avb should be called hair of the dog that bit you
     
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    The King of Dogfish Brewery. Not exactly a "light" beer at 18% ABV. dfh-120.jpg You could pair this with food ,but you probably wont remember it how it went anyway.:confused:
     
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    Stronger than most wines. Is 120 minutes the prescribed time to allow to drink?
     
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  25. woodey

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    I've tried the 60 and 90 but this one kinda scares me. Anyone else familiar with how the name Dogfish Head became the name of the brewery?
     
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