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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.
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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...
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.
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.
it was a beer centric weekend...(and beer is the new wine)...
*tyranena painted ladies pumpkin
*tyranena hop whore ipa
*tyranena octoberfest
tyranena rockys revenge brown ale partial aged bourbon barrels
new glarus imperial saison
new glarus english porter
dark horse crooked tree ipa
dark horse raspberry ale
3 floyds dreanaught 2ipa
*draft
Sierra Nevada "Torpedo" - their double IPA

Samuel Smiths - Pale Ale

Not Drinking - any of these lime beers or lemonade beers - someone brought these over and they are truly awful. but, on the "bright" side, my 6 year old son thought that the lemonade flavored beer was "yummy". Maybe these are the new wine coolers from my youth (not that I ever liked those, but who knows!!?!?).
the 120... Cool Razz

picked up a 4 pack of their pumpkin yesterday too. hells yeah!

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Originally posted by Jcocktosten:
Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA


Great beer. Had a couple this weekend.


Absolutely - I enjoy most beers from this brewery - the 90 Minute and the India Brown
we had one on saturday but we were knee deep in spanish wines so it sorta got overlooked.. Frown

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Originally posted by Schliecker:
I just had the Alagash Triple Belgium - Yummy. Looking forward to the Alagash 4 Barrel and the Ommegang "Biere de Mars" which is refermented with brettanomyces.

Waiting for T-Bird to come by for this one...
I have not read the entire thread, but have any of you tried Sweetwater's beers. They are from Atlanta, and have four main lines, 420, Georgia Brown, IPA and Blueberry. They are five or so seasonals with names such as Festive Ale, Happy Ending and Wet Dream. I visited their brewery yesterday and was very impressed. They are only in five or six southeastern US states.
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Originally posted by scbeerman:
I have not read the entire thread, but have any of you tried Sweetwater's beers. They are from Atlanta, and have four main lines, 420, Georgia Brown, IPA and Blueberry. They are five or so seasonals with names such as Festive Ale, Happy Ending and Wet Dream. I visited their brewery yesterday and was very impressed. They are only in five or six southeastern US states.


Sweetwater is great beer - my college rugby team used to help bottle at their factory in return for free beer... I buy a lot of sweetwater to reward that kindness.
i drink the 420 when i visit asheville. it's ok.

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Originally posted by thirsty man:
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Originally posted by scbeerman:
I have not read the entire thread, but have any of you tried Sweetwater's beers. They are from Atlanta, and have four main lines, 420, Georgia Brown, IPA and Blueberry. They are five or so seasonals with names such as Festive Ale, Happy Ending and Wet Dream. I visited their brewery yesterday and was very impressed. They are only in five or six southeastern US states.


Sweetwater is great beer - my college rugby team used to help bottle at their factory in return for free beer... I buy a lot of sweetwater to reward that kindness.
this weekend in NYC:

Duvel Green -- incredibly smooth and light for a Belgian ale (only 5.4% abv, I think)

Drie Fonteinen Oude Gueuze -- found 375mL's of this for only $12 at the same bar where I had the Duvel Green. I usually pay about $12 retail - on the rare occasion I can even find it!

Ithaca - "Flower Power" IPA -- super hoppy - great IPA.
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Originally posted by Juicy:
Shiner Bock last night.


Mmmmmmm, Shiner Bock.
do yourself a favor and drink Real Ale. Shiner is probably the worst texas beer. Lone Star beats it.


Guess you have never had Pearl. Razz

Tonight, more Shiner Bock. Damn things come in six packs.

Black Butte Porter as well.
over the weekend:

Drie Fonteinen - Oud Gueuze
Russian River Brewing Co. - Consecration Ale (lambic brewed with currants)
Allagash - Curieux Ale (Ale aged in used Bourbon barrels)
Russian River Brewing Co. - Isabelle Proximus (sour ale -- easily one of the 10 best domestic beers I've ever had).
Duvel Green
Drake's 1500 Ale
Caldera - IPA
Sierra Nevada - Torpedo IPA
I have a Isabelle, saved for my daughter Isabelle, on her 21st? Bday. Love that beer!


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Originally posted by Brashley:
over the weekend:

Drie Fonteinen - Oud Gueuze
Russian River Brewing Co. - Consecration Ale (lambic brewed with currants)
Allagash - Curieux Ale (Ale aged in used Bourbon barrels)
Russian River Brewing Co. - Isabelle Proximus (sour ale -- easily one of the 10 best domestic beers I've ever had).
Duvel Green
Drake's 1500 Ale
Caldera - IPA
Sierra Nevada - Torpedo IPA

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