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#31 shieryda

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Posted 20 November 2008 - 04:12 PM

Remember it's actually "Old Speckled Hen" :D We were :-k over the quotes at a party once. I think somebody JFGI and turned up some sort of reason for them.


Huh. I never noticed that before.

chibri (another local Chicago CAG) had some Wing Walker ale a few weeks ago. That stuff is good, too.

Sam Adams (no, not Samuel Jackson) beer is good, as well.

#32 ArthurDigbySellers

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Posted 20 November 2008 - 04:21 PM

I'm a little surprised that no one has mentioned Delirium Tremins yet. It's a Belgian style beer that's apparently one of the most popular in the world. Not one of my favorites though.

As for Bell's, their stuff is fantastic. They were the fastest growing beer brewery in Chicago about 3 or 4 years back before they ran into problems with distributors (I hear the owners a strange guy). They started selling under the name "Kalamazoo" before they got the contracts cleared up. But, yeah, they are great.

Has anyone tried He-Brew? I'm interested in getting some opinions about it.

Also, anyone know of Kronenbourg? It was one of my favorite beers when I was visiting Europe, but I can't find it at all over here. Sad Face.


Yeah, Delirium is great. I like pretty much anything from Unibroue. Someone else mentioned Maudite which is excellet as well as Le Fin Du Monde and Terrible (super ass-kicking strong Belgian-style ale).

My local beer store has pretty much all of the He'Brew varieties but I have never tried them. I'll have to give them a go sometime.

Speaking of that beer store, if anyone lives in the Hampton Roads area in VA and wants to go somewhere with a great beer selection, check out Grape and Gourmet on VA Beach Blvd. It is a wine store, but Kevin, one of the owners, is a beer nut and now has over 500 beers in stock. Seriously, 500.

Heh, I just found their list of microbrews which was last updated in October.

http://www.grapeandg.../Microbrews.htm

Oh, and Zen, looks like they have Kronenbourg ;)

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#33 MightySlacker

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Posted 20 November 2008 - 04:37 PM

When I drink cheap, its Coors Light or Keystone.

I've really been digging Blue Moon and Leinie's lately.

I used to drink Rolling Rock, but banished it on principle after they sold out to Budweiser.

I used to live in Texas, and I miss Shiner Bock horribly.

I also wonder what the hell happened to Michelob Honey Lager. I can't find it anywhere anymore.

I love the holiday season sampler packs that pop up. Michelob, Magic Hat, Sam Adams and Labatt all have some good sampler packs out now.

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#34 shieryda

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Posted 20 November 2008 - 04:46 PM

Blue Moon is nice.

What's the really popular beer brewed in Pennsylvania? I think it comes in a green bottle (not Rolling Rock). Edit: It's Yuengling.

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#35 depascal22

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Posted 20 November 2008 - 05:20 PM

Anyone still drinking Stella now that InBev owns Anheiser? I was hoping it would go down in price now that they have significant US presence but nothing yet. Hoegaarden is another that I was hoping that would be in more stores by now.

#36 mvp828

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Posted 20 November 2008 - 05:26 PM

Do you guys keep a canary behind home plate?


:DYeah, when the bird dies, you know it's time to GTFO of the park!


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#37 pimpinc333

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Posted 20 November 2008 - 05:39 PM

Huh??? I miss something here??


You spelled Minor wrong. You spelled it "Miner".

Back in the old days the "Miner's" took canary's into the mine. Once the bird dies it's GTFO since there is poisonous gases about.

I applaud Maklershed since that made me laugh. :D

#38 NTolerance

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Posted 20 November 2008 - 05:42 PM

IPA is king!


Correct. I like Saranac, Sierra Nevada, and Long Hammer IPA. The Saranac "Trail Mix" is also great. Hops FTW!

#39 mvp828

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Posted 20 November 2008 - 05:45 PM

You spelled Minor wrong. You spelled it "Miner".

Back in the old days the "Miner's" took canary's into the mine. Once the bird dies it's GTFO since there is poisonous gases about.

I applaud Maklershed since that made me laugh. :D


Ah... Yes I did. Whoops... I mess it up a lot now because at our University one of the residence halls is called Miner and I am so used to typing that in to our security logs.
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#40 dmaul1114

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Posted 20 November 2008 - 06:28 PM

I'm a little surprised that no one has mentioned Delirium Tremins yet. It's a Belgian style beer that's apparently one of the most popular in the world. Not one of my favorites though.


Odd that I missed that in my list on the first page, as I do love that beer. I added it and the Delerium Nocturnum which I prefer to the Tremens as well.

Oh, and dmaul, I'm not in college and I don't need to drink regularly but sometimes you need an ice cold 40 after work. MGD isn't really that bad for a night of Gears.


No worries man. I just can't stand Millers/Bud/Coors. Mainly that I just don't like lagers in general (Sam Adams and Brooklyn being exceptions) so I especially can't stand the watery mass produced American ones.

In place of ice cold cheap 40s I stop at a store on my way home and pick up a nice big bottle of something from Stone, or a Corsendonk, Delerium Nocturnum etc. :D

Anyone still drinking Stella now that InBev owns Anheiser? I was hoping it would go down in price now that they have significant US presence but nothing yet. Hoegaarden is another that I was hoping that would be in more stores by now.


I never liked it, but I wouldn't stop drinking something because it was asscociated with a mass brewer--unless of course the beer changed. Never liked Hoegaarden either. Just not in to the Belgian Whites. I really only like the dubbels, tripels and brown abbey ales as far as belgian styles go. Can't stand the Whites (Wittes) or the fruity Lambics.

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#41 NTolerance

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Posted 20 November 2008 - 06:28 PM

If any of you get the MojoHD cable channel they have a couple good beer shows - Three Sheets and Beer Nuts. I really want to go to some of the microbrew places that the Beer Nuts guys go to. Especially the ones where they do the Beer + cheese thing.

For those of you that like metal, I keep hearing that Kuma's Corner in Chicago is a cool bar. Order the SLAYER burger:

SLAYER Pile of fries topped with a ½ lb. Burger, Chili, Cherry Peppers, Andouille, Onions, Jack Cheese, and Anger

#42 dmaul1114

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Posted 20 November 2008 - 06:47 PM

For beer bars, there are several good ones in the DC area. Here are my fave's that I check out fairly regularly.

The Brickskeller is definitely the best, as it has supposedly the largest beer selection in the world. Here's the current bottled beer list.

http://www.lovethebe.../beer-list.html

Their sister bar, RFDs (Regional Food and Drink) has a nice selection of taps. Here's this weeks tap list.

http://www.lovethebe...List 081119.pdf

Downside of the Brickskeller and RFDs is the food generally sucks at both places.


Dr. Granville Moore's is a great Beligan beer bar. Great selection of Belgian beers, and the food is damn good. Especially the mussels which come in several varieties. Current beer list.

http://www.granville...er 2008 _4_.pdf

The Quarryhouse is a nice, little dive bar in Silver Spring, MD with a decent beer selection and excellent tater tots. Here's the site, but no beer list available.

http://www.quarryhousetavern.com/

Frisco Grille in Columbia Maryland has 19 taps they constantly rotate with a great variety of micro brews. The tex mex food is pretty decent as well, especially the burritos. Current beer list.

http://www.friscogrille.com/beer.php

The District Chophouse makes a fantastic outmeal stout and the food is damn good (if a bit pricey).

http://www.chophouse...ocationID=10092

Franklin's in Hyattsville, MD has good food and ok beer they brew themselves. The general store that's attached to the restaurant also has a fairly decent beer selection. Couldn't find a site for them, but here's the pubcrawler entry,

http://www.pubcrawle...BrewerID=103210

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#43 ArthurDigbySellers

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Posted 20 November 2008 - 06:49 PM

If any of you get the MojoHD cable channel they have a couple good beer shows - Three Sheets and Beer Nuts. I really want to go to some of the microbrew places that the Beer Nuts guys go to. Especially the ones where they do the Beer + cheese thing.

For those of you that like metal, I keep hearing that Kuma's Corner in Chicago is a cool bar. Order the SLAYER burger:

SLAYER Pile of fries topped with a ½ lb. Burger, Chili, Cherry Peppers, Andouille, Onions, Jack Cheese, and Anger


I like Three Sheets but the Beer Nuts guys really annoy me. The Three Sheets where Zane went to Belgium was awesome. My wife lived in Belgium for about a year and she is the one that introduced me to Belgian beers in the first place. After my first Chimay, it was all over.

For beer bars, there are several good ones in the DC area. Here are my fave's that I check out fairly regularly.

The Brickskeller is definitely the best, as it has supposedly the largest beer selection in the world. Here's the current bottled beer list.

http://www.lovethebe.../beer-list.html


I've heard nothing but good things about The Brickskeller. The next time I make it up to DC I'll drag my wife there. As long as there are lambics, she will be down.

The only good beer bar around here that I have found is an authentic German beer garden in Portsmouth called The Bier Garden. They have over 300 bottled beers and around 10 on tap (which always includes Aventius) and the food is great as well.

http://www.biergarden.com/

Edited by ArthurDigbySellers, 20 November 2008 - 07:03 PM.

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#44 wubb

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Posted 20 November 2008 - 07:04 PM

I think Verizon just added Mojo to my HD line up but I have to pay extra to get the new HD channels. [-(

#45 depascal22

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Posted 20 November 2008 - 08:08 PM

Three Sheets is a great show. It's like National Geographic for drunks.

#46 dmaul1114

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Posted 20 November 2008 - 08:11 PM

I'll have to check out Three Sheets. I've seen Beer Nuts, but didn't care for it much as the two guys were annoying. Plus it was really only of interest if they were in a city I was going to visit soon, otherwise I'd forget the places that looked cool before I ever got to the city so it was kind of pointless.

Plus it's just easier to look up beer bar reviews by city on www.beeradvocate.com and other sites before a trip. So the show was annoying and had little practical value so I only watched a couple episodes. :D

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#47 Kayden

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I like Amberbock, what is similar to it?

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#48 klwillis45

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Posted 21 November 2008 - 04:51 PM

Don't get used to MOJO.
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#49 Ryuukishi

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Posted 21 November 2008 - 04:57 PM

I'd have to say my favorites are Anchor Steam, anything by Shiner (especially the Bohemian Black), Schlafly Summer Kolsch and really anything by Schlafly, Boulevard Bob's 47, St. Peter's English Ale, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, and Guinness Extra Stout.

Lately I've been brewing my own stuff but I have yet to come up with something really good. I think homebrew probably takes a few tries before you get it right.

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#50 FloodsAreUponUS

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Posted 21 November 2008 - 04:57 PM

I love Stella, Newcastle, Bass, and Bodingtons.
I cannot stand, Coors/Bud/Miller.
Corona is alright.

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#51 wubb

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Posted 21 November 2008 - 06:10 PM

I agree, Anchor Steam is great.

I'm checking beeradvocate reviews all the time as they are usually in the top 5 google results for any beer.

For example just googled "Achor Steam" and the BA page is #3.

Maybe I should ratchet up my beer snob level and start drinking my beer out of the BA recommended glassware... :D

#52 Thymmigugg

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Posted 21 November 2008 - 06:39 PM

Some regional(hopefully available) craft-brews.

If your in the tri-state area, there are a few that have a great selection. Delaware is home to the Dogfish-head brewery that has a lot of variety and some interesting brews. If you can get your hands on it, try the 120 minute IPA.
http://www.dogfish.com

Located in Downingtown, Pennsylvania (in the old Pepperidge Farm cookie factory) is the Victory Brewery. Some standards and some seasonal brews. I recommend the StormKing Russian Imperial Stout and the Hop Devil Ale.

http://www.victorybeer.com

If you're gonna be in the great state of Michigan, do yourself a favor and head over to Grand Rapids and visit Founders Brewery. A couple favorites of mine include The Breakfast Stout (a double choclate, oatmeal, coffee stout that is thick and dark!), the Centennial IPA, and if you're lucky to find it on tap, The Kentucky Bourbon Stout.

http://www.foundersbrewing.com

Just 3 out of a LONG list!

My standbys, that are relatively inexpensive, are Rogue's Hazelnut Brown Nectar, Victory HopDevil, and Spaten - Optimator.

#53 depascal22

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Posted 21 November 2008 - 07:02 PM

Maybe I should ratchet up my beer snob level and start drinking my beer out of the BA recommended glassware... :D


I "borrowed" a pair of the fancy gold-rimmed Stella from my old bar in New York. Other than that, it's a cold pint glass for me unless I'm drinking an English beer of course and then I just drink it at room temperature. Those Sam Adams glasses are really nice too.

If you're in Indiana, head down to the Upland Brewery in Bloomington. They have a great IPA and Wheat Ale.

#54 NTolerance

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Posted 21 November 2008 - 07:02 PM

I love Stella, Newcastle, Bass, and Bodingtons.
I cannot stand, Coors/Bud/Miller.
Corona is alright.


Stella is way overpriced here in the US.

#55 dmaul1114

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Posted 21 November 2008 - 08:06 PM

Those Sam Adams glasses are really nice too.


Agreed, their perfect pints are great. I've been using them for all the beer I drink at home for close to a year.

Looking forward to heading out of work soon, picking up some tasty brews with my buddy and trying to finish our co-op Gears 2 run on hardcore.

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#56 ArthurDigbySellers

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Posted 22 November 2008 - 12:32 AM

Some regional(hopefully available) craft-brews.

If your in the tri-state area, there are a few that have a great selection. Delaware is home to the Dogfish-head brewery that has a lot of variety and some interesting brews. If you can get your hands on it, try the 120 minute IPA.
http://www.dogfish.com

My local beer place just got in some DFH 120 but I passed on it as I am not a hophead. I think I may get one just to try it. $10 a bottle is pretty steep but they usually sell out pretty fast.

My standbys, that are relatively inexpensive, are Rogue's Hazelnut Brown Nectar, Victory HopDevil, and Spaten - Optimator.


Optimator is in my fridge pretty much 24-7. It is my go-to beer when I'm not trying something new.

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#57 Ikohn4ever

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Posted 22 November 2008 - 12:51 AM

i think someone deleted my post for some reason.


anyway, anything Sam Adams, Dogfish, Magic Hat are must buys. Worst I will drink if I am buying is Yuengling.


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#58 wubb

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Posted 22 November 2008 - 02:15 AM

My local beer place just got in some DFH 120 but I passed on it as I am not a hophead. I think I may get one just to try it. $10 a bottle is pretty steep but they usually sell out pretty fast.


120 is too strong for my tastes. The 60 is good for me. But worth a try I'm sure.

A (sort of) local pizza place had DFH 60 on tap. :bouncy: And there's also a DFH ale house in the DC area.

#59 mrchainsaw

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Posted 22 November 2008 - 03:38 AM

I had a drink of Dogfish 90 the other night. I honestly don't know what to look for in a beer so I have no idea what to make of it. It was definitely stronger than the water I was drinking (coors light).

#60 Rodimus

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Posted 22 November 2008 - 03:52 AM

I thought we had a beer thread already, but I'm always down for a new disscusion. My favorite brands:

Old Speckled Hen - A British ale, but don't drink it warm.
Belhaven - Schottish Ale, I can get this on tap at a local bar.
Fat Tire - From a micro brewery in Colorado. I can't find it in Florida but if you have access to it I highly recomend it.
Mississppi Mud - A black and tan. Ussually found in a 32 oz. old medicine bottle looking glass. Bold taste
Spatan - German import
St. Bernardus - Fairly expensive Belguim beer
Honey Brown - My favorite cheap beer
Kirin Ichiban - This is the best beer to have with food, and it's not too expensive

Theres a bunch more but these are just a few off the top of my head. I don't find too many beers I hate but I can't stand anything Bud or Corona