'twas a busy weekend! Razz

Rodenbach
Rodenbach Grand Cru

Stone IPA
Drake's 1500 Imperial Pale Ale
Sierra Nevada Torpedo IPA
Red Hook IPA
Stone Ruination

Stopped by the brewery last week and had lunch and picked up some beer.

Food - I'd say above average for a brewery but just average for the price.
Just picked up a case of Sam's Octoberfest. I love October.

Had a taste of Buffet's Landshark, not sure it had any more meat on it than the Miller Lite that was served next to it....
Everybody seems to go for the heavier, full-flavored beers. Not me. I don't drink much beer, but I go for crisp and thirst-quenching, mostly golden beers.
so much for taste... Razz Popcorn

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Originally posted by Board-O:
Everybody seems to go for the heavier, full-flavored beers. Not me. I don't drink much beer, but I go for crisp and thirst-quenching, mostly golden beers.
In the last couple weeks:
Tennants Scotish Ale
Hop Devil 2x IPA
Two Brothers Hop Juice
Berghoff Oktoberfest
Kwak Belgium
Goose Island Metilda
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Originally posted by GlennK:
Fullers London Pride from a fresh cask today at lunch.


I see their brewery everytime I take a taxi in from Heathrow. I've always wanted to stop and see if there is anything that they do special there. Be back in a couple of weeks so might see if that works.
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Originally posted by Board-O:
Everybody seems to go for the heavier, full-flavored beers. Not me. I don't drink much beer, but I go for crisp and thirst-quenching, mostly golden beers.


I go through phases, right now being an Oktoberfest kick, and I'd say my favorite widely distributed one is Great Lakes. I grow cascade hops and love me some take-the-enamel-off-your-teeth hoppiness during the summer, and this winter I'll get back to stouts, porters and scotch ales.

But through out the year, I'll often agree completely with Board-O: if I'm drinking beer, give me a well-made pilsner, and the more crisp the better: Paulaner Munich and Pilsner Urquell, Capital Bavarian Lager and New Glarus Edel-Pils (Wisconsin craft breweries) and a Pils from local Bull Falls Brewery.
I was at a Japanese restaurant, so I ordered an Asahi - brewed in Canada by Molson.

And then a Sapporo, which I think was brewed in L.A. by Anheiser.

I think it's the same with Kirin. None of these beers are actually from Japan.
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Originally posted by Board-O:
Everybody seems to go for the heavier, full-flavored beers. Not me. I don't drink much beer, but I go for crisp and thirst-quenching, mostly golden beers.


There's a time and place for each. There are days when nothing beats a great (and by definition, somewhat heavy) Weissbier....most notably, over lunch while skiing...
Interesting how this theme evolved over the years.
Just a few Belgian beers mentioned, and only one Trappist...

Quite a few gueuzes here, that seems to be new. Well done.
Meanwhile I still stick to my favorite dark Westmalle.
What's the deal with Yuengling? I think it's very average, but I guess they've done an excellent job of marketing.

The thing that drives me crazy is that since they market themselves as "Yuengling Lager" the dumb average consumer now thinks that a Lager is something special when the majority of mass produced beers are Lagers/Pilsners. Budweiser responded with their "Great American Lager" campaign and I recently saw that Michelob has new packaging with Lager prominantly displayed as the largest word on the box, even bigger than Michelob.

Personally I love just about any style and brand of beer from IPAs to Stouts and Porters and just about everything in between and I definitely enjoy a nice cold Budweiser or Coors Banquet, just keep the light/lite/ultra stuff or anything fruity far away from me.
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Originally posted by MTvino:
What's the deal with Yuengling? I think it's very average, but I guess they've done an excellent job of marketing.



Yuengling is terrible. I've yet to have a good "lager" from the U.S., and the only U.S. Pilsener (technically, also a lager) I've liked is Victory's Prima Pils.
[/QUOTE] Victory's Prima Pils [/QUOTE]

Do you know if that is what K and L has in stock in Hollywood?

I had a Sam's Octoberfest on tap prior to watching the Hapless Dodgers get beat by the almost as-Hapless Padres... At least the beer adn the pizza were good.
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Originally posted by Whine-oh:
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Victory's Prima Pils


Do you know if that is what K and L has in stock in Hollywood?



Indeed, it is. Smile
Delerium Tremens
Bell's Two Hearted IPA
and my new favorite North Coast Pranqster...

These are by no coincidence the best selling of our 50+ beers at our wine/craft beer bar.

Take care,

Elmer
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Originally posted by Brashley:
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Originally posted by Whine-oh:
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Victory's Prima Pils


Do you know if that is what K and L has in stock in Hollywood?



Indeed, it is. Smile


They have some fun stuff. I have enjoyed some of their recommendations.. just what I need, too travel to LA to pick beer too! Wink
Right now though mid-spring is my favorite time for beer. What I will usually drink are the following:

Samuel Smith Imperial Stout
Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout
Samuel Smith Taddy Porter
Fuller's London Porter
Young's Double Chocolate Stout
Young's Oatmeal Stout
Meantime London Porter

As for the domestic route:

Shipyard Blue Fin Stout
Shipyard Imperial Porter
Samuel Adams Imperial Stout
Anchor Steam Porter
Black Butte Porter

There are others as well,

as of now I am enjoying the last bottle of Shipyard Export.

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