What's your favorite BEER?

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

  1. Ashful

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    A little restocking in the garage beer fridge, today. Gotta get someone to drink those leftover pumpkins and Rude Elf, I’ll take care of the Oktoberfest and Mad Elf myself.

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    The big’uns on the top shelf:

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    Yes, there’s more Purple Monkey Dishwasher in there, I wasn’t expecting this, but I’ve grown to like it.
     
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  2. begreen

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    I finally got to try a Yuengling or two. Very nice lager. Also got to try some St. Thomas beers (from Texas). They were nicely done.
     
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  3. Seasoned Oak

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    Innis and Gunn Original.jpg Picked up 4 cases of Innis and Gunn Original This week. Should last me awhile. Got a deal on it, about $1 a bottle. Its a bit past the Best before date but it taste great to me. The original is the best of the line up i think. Iv also got some Bourbon Barrel aged ,but the original is the best. IMO. Heading out now the get a growler of my favorite Quad and Cherry Tripel.
     
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  4. Ashful

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    Treat with today’s lunch:

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    I wasn’t a huge fan of Ommegamg, back when friends started stocking their Weiss beers, but this brew and their Gnomegamg keep reminding me these guys have skill.
     
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  5. Ashful

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    Tonight’s dinner treat. Forgot how much I liked this brew, it has been awhile.

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  6. Seasoned Oak

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    Had a great Prime Rib tonight with my favorite locally brewed Quad . Not sure which one was better ,but a great combination. Great food compliments great craft beer. I even have the wife hooked on both the Quad and the Prime Rib. She tried both for the first time just this week.
     
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  7. Ashful

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    That may not end well, for you.
     
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  8. Seasoned Oak

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    First time for this Brewery . Belgian Strong Dark Ale. 8.5% ABV One of the higher priced brews ,rich, intense and satisfying. delirium-nocturnum1.jpg
     
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  9. Ashful

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    Delirium was probably my first (when I was young) “favorite brewery”, and it holds up. It’s rare that I don’t have at least one 25 oz. bottle of Delirium Tremens in the fridge, excellent brew.

    Nocturnum ain’t bad, either!
     
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  10. Seasoned Oak

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    Ill try anything once. If i see the Tremens as a single or 4 pak ill grab one. Or does it only come in the 25 Oz bottle? I found the nocturmum offered in a 4 pak for $20.
     
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  11. Seasoned Oak

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    Weyerbacher Sexy Motherpucker,an american wild ale. 7.5% ABV. Since iv never had a bad beer from Weyerbacher i thought id try this one as it is very reasonably priced compared to other weyerbacher styles. About $32 a case. Its basically a sour cherry beer. Hence the name pucker. I like it. Weyerbacher.jpg
     
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  12. Ashful

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    It comes in 12's, but I've bought more than one case of Tremens 12's that had floaters (solidified protiens) in the bottles, and although it's not bad for the beer, I don't like it. I've never had that problem with their 25's, so that's what I usually buy from Delirium.
    Not a fan of sours, but I love the name! Might have to try it, if I can find singles or 4-packs, locally. Weyerbacher's Belgians (eg. Merry Monks) aren't the best around, but at half the price of the real thing, I'm a fan! I wonder if the pricing climbs outside PA?
     
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  13. Woody5506

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    Man you guys love European beers. I have pretty much no knowledge of any of them, nor do I ever really buy any. Domestic breweries keep me busy enough and to even one up that on the snob factor I've been pretty much only buying NY beer for the past while. Part of my latest quest has been finding solid NY beers at a good price, so I figure under $14/4pack. Sick of spending $18-20 on 4 packs even if they are great.


    Ashful, being in Philadelphia do you ever come across Russian River beers at bottle shops?
     
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  14. Ashful

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    Yeah, lots of Russian River around here, but they’re a bunch of hop-heads and I usually avoid overly-hopped beers. They’re from CA, what’s the Philly connection?

    I started drinking the Euro beers, because they were pretty much the only decent ales when I got into beer in the mid-1990’s. Now, you can buy equal quality and nearly-equal skill from a lot of American craft breweries, so there’s no need to pay the high import prices. When you get into Belgian ales, particularly Tripels, it’s still worth trying the Euro brews, though.

    If you want to try some domestics that compare with strong Belgian ales from Europe, IMO:

    Allagash Curieux (aged version of their Tripel)
    Ommegang Gnomegang (Belgian Pale Ale)
    Ommegang Three Philosophers (Belgian Quad)
    Weyerbacher Merry Monks (cheap Tripel)
    Goose Island Sophie (Saisan)
    Sierra Nevada Ovila (Belgian Quad)

    There are many others, these are just the first few that come to mind at reasonable pricing, domestically. I’m also excluding a few that are good, but priced like they think they’re paying import from Europe.
     
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  15. Seasoned Oak

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    Weyerbacher is out of Easton PA. So i would consider that a domestic. Im also a big fan of Troegs Brewery out of Hershey PA. Most especially the Double Bock Troegenator. Only Imports in my fridge are Innis and Gunn and a few Belgian Quads and Tripels. But some of these are domestically brewed. Like Ommegangs 3 Philosophers from Coopertown NY. Most of my Belgian Tripels and Quads i consume regularly are brewed in Pa and served at my local Brew pub.
     
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  16. Woody5506

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    I should've clarified European style, not necessarily imports. Styles I really have no knowledge of but am gonna have to try at some point. Ommegang might be first on my list due to availability, also have enjoyed some of their other beers.

    Not sure why Russian River has the Philly connection, it's the only place they distribute to on the east coast. Some of their beers are considered legendary (Pliny the Elder) but I think it has more to do with them being ahead of their time vs similar beers being brewed now. IPA's are the style that got me into craft beer 5 or 6 years ago. Actually before that, even being of legal drinking age I really didn't even care for beer. Guess I just had to find what I actually thought tasted good.
     
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  17. Seasoned Oak

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    My nephew recently traveled abroad. After tasting the beer abroad he exclaimed. Wow their beer taste so much better than ours. Whats going on. I explained ,thats because the dont serve "light" watered down, cheaply brewed beer everywhere. Thankfully the thousands of craft beer companies springing up everywhere in the US are changing that quickly.
     
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  18. Ashful

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    Belgian ales is probably 90% of my beer consumption, but I do enjoy a good Oktoberfest or lager, too. From Ommegang, the only two I’ve really enjoyed are Three Philosophers and Gnomegang. They may have other good brews, I haven’t sampled their entire catalog.

    There are big Pliney the Younger/Elder events around here, folks line up before opening to get it, which is fine... they can have it. A lot of hype and folks wanting something because it’s limited, most in line are the type who decide they like something just because someone else tells them it’s good, not because they actually know anything about beer.

    To each their own, we all think our own taste is best.
     
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    Yeah I'm not that into waiting in line hours ahead of time for special beer releases. Other Half Brewing, who's beers are actually great, is opening their new location about half an hour from my house. Until they actually open, they have been doing can/bottle releases every weekend which are shipped from their Brooklyn brewery. Usually those releases open at 9am, but lately people have been lining up as early as 6 and last week their entire lot was full by 7:30 with over 200 people in line. Yes, their beers are great, but I really don't care enough to do that.
     
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  20. AlbergSteve

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    Got to visit and old haunt today with a friend. Spinnakers Brewpub, Canada's oldest brewpub. Don't get to visit there much anymore since we've moved away from Victoria and there are so many other great brewers on the Island. I know most of you guys aren't hopheads( I won't hold that against you;)), but man they do good work, always have.

    Jolly Hopper, 8.0%, 100 IBUs.
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  21. Ashful

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  22. Jan Pijpelink

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    Then you will like this one too. One of my favorites.

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  23. Seasoned Oak

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    Having the last of a 6 pk of that New Belgian trippel. Its beginning to grow on me. lv moved it up from a B to a B+ . Funny how a brew can taste different then you remember it from the first one.
     
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  25. Jan Pijpelink

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    I had the Aldi beers when we lived in Europe. A few good ones in there. Not available in NJ.
     
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