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fbat
7th May 09, 09:07 AM
I'm interested to hear what everyone is drinking these days.

I'm currently hooked on Belgian Tripels with my current favorite being La Fin du Monde.

Scrapper
7th May 09, 09:09 AM
Burnside brewery's Ten Penny Ale and Dixie Brewery's Blackened Voodoo (Black Lager).

great shit.

EuropIan
7th May 09, 09:09 AM
http://www.aaro-camping.dk/dk_refsvindinge_ale_16.jpg

Refsvindinge's Ale no. 16.

fbat
7th May 09, 09:30 AM
Refsvindinge's Ale no. 16.

Fancy. Where'd you find it?

EuropIan
7th May 09, 09:53 AM
It's local

(I live in Denmark, in fact, I used to live not far from the brewery)

They do export though.

Neildo
7th May 09, 09:54 AM
isn't fin du monde a unibroue from quebec?

these days its mostly granville island lager because that's what most places consistently have on tap around here. not sure how far they distribute, but it's fantastic stuff.

fbat
7th May 09, 10:00 AM
isn't fin du monde a unibroue from quebec?

these days its mostly granville island lager because that's what most places consistently have on tap around here. not sure how far they distribute, but it's fantastic stuff.

Yes, it's a Unibroue product. I've also tried their Trois Pistoles which is very good.

I've not heard of Granville Island Lager... I'll see if I can find it here.

Neildo
7th May 09, 10:04 AM
granville island makes a small range of beers. they even do a proper IPA and a wheat ale. stay far far away from the winter ale. it's terrible.

http://www.gib.ca/

i had some old speckled hen imported from jolly old england last week. it was delicious. and properly strong too. i'm also a big fan of coopers from australia. bottle brewed! has some marmite in the bottom lol.

fbat
7th May 09, 10:16 AM
granville island makes a small range of beers. they even do a proper IPA and a wheat ale. stay far far away from the winter ale. it's terrible.

http://www.gib.ca/

i had some old speckled hen imported from jolly old england last week. it was delicious. and properly strong too. i'm also a big fan of coopers from australia. bottle brewed! has some marmite in the bottom lol.

IPA is another of my favorite styles. I'm drooling. :)

Boulevard Brewing here in Missouri makes an excellent bottle conditioned IPA. I believe it's part of their "Smokestack Series" of beers. If you can find it, try it. You'll like it.

Have you tried any of Sierra Nevada's specialty brews? They have some pretty good stuff. Their Bigfoot Barleywine ale made my tongue melt. Wicked strong.

As for Coopers, I know I can get that locally. I'll try to pick some up. Marmite in the bottle sounds intriguing.

Neildo
7th May 09, 10:47 AM
counter intuitively, you should shake a coopers first. not vigorously like a paint mixer, but like when you get an orange juice or something and all the good stuff has settled on the bottom.

we get some american craft brews, but generally i'm not interested. i'm not really a big fan of stouts of IPA's.

Marmite is a by-product of beer brewing. most breweries leave it out, but since coopers is bottle brewed, it stays in there.

fbat
7th May 09, 10:53 AM
Burnside brewery's Ten Penny Ale and Dixie Brewery's Blackened Voodoo (Black Lager).

great shit.

Are either of those distributed across the US?

Steve
7th May 09, 11:33 AM
I've been on a mixed drink kick for the past few months but I switch to Manny's Pale Ale when I've had enough hard A. It's good stuff.

fbat
7th May 09, 12:01 PM
I've been on a mixed drink kick for the past few months but I switch to Manny's Pale Ale when I've had enough hard A. It's good stuff.

Speaking of hard liquor, have you ever tried rye?

Kiko
7th May 09, 01:32 PM
http://www.belhaven.co.uk/images/beerimg_scottishale.png
Followed by
http://nuke1.net/uploads/images/justplaindave%27s%20beer%20pics/newcastle_brown_ale.jpg

and if I must drink American..

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_ersu-A6fYbM/SZ7f5upnVDI/AAAAAAAAAJo/gPtYcRsldOI/s320/Porter.jpg

fbat
7th May 09, 01:59 PM
http://www.belhaven.co.uk/images/beerimg_scottishale.png
Followed by
http://nuke1.net/uploads/images/justplaindave%27s%20beer%20pics/newcastle_brown_ale.jpg

and if I must drink American..

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_ersu-A6fYbM/SZ7f5upnVDI/AAAAAAAAAJo/gPtYcRsldOI/s320/Porter.jpg


Top two choices are excellent. I've never tried the porter, though. Is that an AB product?

Kiko
7th May 09, 02:05 PM
*winces* Absolutely NOT Anheuser Busch. One of, if not America's oldest brewery in a lovely region of PA. It's the sort of a brew you'd want after working in the mines!

Steve
7th May 09, 02:06 PM
Speaking of hard liquor, have you ever tried rye?

Can't say that I have. And by that I mean I haven't paid much attention to the hard liquor I've consumed, mostly well drinks (except when it comes to vodka).

/derail

Kiko
7th May 09, 02:08 PM
Vodak is teh ebil.

/rerail to beer/ale plz!

Steve
7th May 09, 02:14 PM
No wai, tequila is!

/derail derailment of re-rail derailed....?

Kiko
7th May 09, 02:24 PM
But but.. tequila has a SONG. Vodak only has a monster...

MOAR BEERNESS!

Robot Jesus
7th May 09, 03:34 PM
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mount bigby ale is quite nice, although there darker brews are a bit undercarbonated.

fbat
7th May 09, 04:18 PM
*winces* Absolutely NOT Anheuser Busch. One of, if not America's oldest brewery in a lovely region of PA. It's the sort of a brew you'd want after working in the mines!

Haha.. sorry. I saw the eagle and made a terrible assumption. Even though I live about 10 minutes away from the AB brewery, I'm not that familiar with their products for obvious reasons.

fbat
7th May 09, 04:23 PM
Here is my guilty pleasure:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/bc/Redstripe2.jpg/395px-Redstripe2.jpg

Don't hate me.

Sun Wukong
7th May 09, 04:32 PM
red stripe is awesome. it tastes like sugar cane.

fbat
7th May 09, 04:36 PM
red stripe is awesome. it tastes like sugar cane.

I'm not sure if I've ever noticed a sugar cane taste, but there is definitely something about it that sets it apart from other lagers. Plus, the bottle looks really cool. :)

HappyOldGuy
7th May 09, 06:14 PM
Anchor porter.
Lagunitas IPA.

But these days I'm more of a wine and liquor guy.

Robot Jesus
7th May 09, 06:25 PM
I'm not sure if I've ever noticed a sugar cane taste, but there is definitely something about it that sets it apart from other lagers. Plus, the bottle looks really cool. :)


It's the best light beer on the market that doesn't have a strong yeast flavour. not that a strong yeast flavour is a bad thing, it's just different.

jnp
7th May 09, 10:00 PM
i had some old speckled hen imported from jolly old england last week. it was delicious. and properly strong too.

http://www.bottledbeer.co.uk/photos/speckly.jpg

I never get tired of OSH. It has replaced Newcastle as my defacto favorite beer.

Love the Unibroue beers as well. Cassius on Bullshido turned me on to the Dogfish brewery. They're all excellent,

http://internationalbs.files.wordpress.com/2009/02/dogfish.jpg

Finally, I also enjoy drinking Golden Monkey by the Victory Brewing company. Like some of the Dogfish ales, it's quite strong.

http://ephemerist.files.wordpress.com/2008/09/golden-monkey.jpg

nihilist
8th May 09, 01:39 AM
As of 2006, Portland had 26 microbrewries. it's hard to pick a favorite with so many world-class beers available.

Steve
8th May 09, 02:10 AM
*snort*

nihilist
8th May 09, 02:15 AM
It's extremely difficult living in such an awesome town.

Steve
8th May 09, 02:38 AM
I'd be better if they had awesome beer.

nihilist
8th May 09, 02:46 AM
Don't make me expose your ignorance, Steve.

Kiko
8th May 09, 05:45 AM
http://www.barbariangroup.com/assets/images/0000/1796/boo6_large.jpg

fbat
8th May 09, 08:45 AM
Speaking of lagers, I'd forgotten about Sam Adams Boston Lager. I need to try it again because I can't remember if it's any good.

http://blogs.mysanantonio.com/weblogs/beer/archives/BostonLagerPintGlass.jpg

Kiko
8th May 09, 08:54 AM
It's not bad. It's nearly time for the Summer Ale again, too.

jnp
8th May 09, 09:35 AM
Here's my current local favorite:

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_QZdwFM-UwK4/SXkQB-VgFgI/AAAAAAAABm4/J5qKyuxCsJ8/s400/5Bootlegger+Skyline.JPG

Bootlegger Brown ale (http://www.independencebrewing.com/beer/bootlegger.html) by the Independence Brewery in Austin. Rich and malty with a slight chocolate overtone. It has an interesting history you can read about if you click the link.

fbat
8th May 09, 10:05 AM
Here's my current local favorite:

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_QZdwFM-UwK4/SXkQB-VgFgI/AAAAAAAABm4/J5qKyuxCsJ8/s400/5Bootlegger+Skyline.JPG

Bootlegger Brown ale (http://www.independencebrewing.com/beer/bootlegger.html) by the Independence Brewery in Austin. Rich and malty with a slight chocolate overtone. It has an interesting history you can read about if you click the link.

Now you have to send me some. :)

Adouglasmhor
8th May 09, 03:45 PM
I don't have a favourite beer or even a favourite style of beer, but I just had an Excellent Bierre Blonde De Garde, Jenlain.
(Bierre de Garde is like a lager malt base but top brewed as an ale not cold/bottom brewed). My regular pint is Deuchars IPA from Calledonian breweries.

Steve
8th May 09, 04:18 PM
Don't make me expose your ignorance, Steve.

Fine, be that way. We should do a beer exchange, we live close enough that shipping wouldn't be too bad. Probably limit to breweries that are within city limits or just a few miles out (I'm open to ideas on that point).

Quikfeet509
8th May 09, 06:01 PM
I've been on a mixed drink kick for the past few months but I switch to Manny's Pale Ale when I've had enough hard A. It's good stuff.


I miss Manny's so I found a recipe to clone it.


Might do it during my week break from school, actually.

Quikfeet509
8th May 09, 06:03 PM
Old Speckled Hen always makes a bit nervous. After all, most beer bottles are opaque because light can damage the beer...

jnp
8th May 09, 06:08 PM
Now you have to send me some. :)
PM me your location and we'll discuss it.

Truculent Sheep
8th May 09, 06:53 PM
I love this stuff, silly though it sounds:

http://www.frikipedia.co.uk/images/0/0c/Fruli.jpg

Also, Cheapyspoon's current Real Ale festival has the following hits in its range:

http://www.sabrain.com/htmlarea3/clientImages/clips/Dark%20ClipW1.jpg

http://www.oakham-ales.co.uk/images/pumpclips/whitedwarf_rgb_150dpi.jpg

jnp
9th May 09, 10:37 PM
http://www.stpetersbrewery.co.uk/store/uploads/images_products_large/149.jpg


Tonight I am enjoying a pint of St. Peter's Organic English Ale. I don't really care about the organic part, although I'm sure it adds to the markup. It's the perfect balance of malt and hops that won me over. Everything from the St. Peter's Brewery that I've tried has been outstanding.

Truth be told, I'm a sucker for English ales.

DAYoung
10th May 09, 02:09 AM
God, that looks a cognac.

And by this, I mean: mmmmmm.

Adouglasmhor
10th May 09, 07:58 AM
The STpeter's stuff is all good to me too.

Had a Black Chocolate Stout from Brooklyn breweries yesterday ,Very nice. And a Cherry fruit beer from Samuel Smiths Tadcaster also sound.

Cullion
10th May 09, 08:32 AM
My favourite beers, in no particular order are:-

Sam Smiths Pale Ale (it has a good flavour, and it's also nostalgic for me. It was my favourite beer in one of the pubs where I did a lot of my teenage drinking back where I grew up)

http://justbeer.files.wordpress.com/2008/01/sam-smith-pale-ale.gif

Woodeford's Norfolk Wherry, brewed at home with a little extra sugar to boost the strength to around 5.5-6%. It's got quite a pale colour if you're careful with the siphoning for the secondary fermentation.

http://brewgadgets.com/images/Item%20Icons/WoodfordesWherry.jpg

Oranjeboom is a dutch lager with real flavour. I first discovered it on tap in a small hippy-run ancient pub in the small country town where I live.

http://www.xs4all.nl/~patto1ro/oranjebo/pils.jpg

Wychwood breweries is my local independent brewer. They're still in the old brewery building just behind the main street of pubs in the old market town where I live. Some mornings of the week, the whole town centre has a slightly sickly-sweet smell of cooking malt.

http://www.wychwood.com/images07/brewery_view_frontlane.jpg

Everything they make which I've tried, I've enjoyed.
Here are the two favourites:-

Hobgoblin Dark Ale

http://hywelsbiglog.files.wordpress.com/2008/02/image34.jpg

And their Green Goblin cider. It has a crisper, sharper taste than most other premium ciders I've tried. Definite green apples with a hint of oak. Pretty strong alcohol content, but not crazy.

http://www.greengoblincider.com/images/bottle_greengoblin_straight.gif

Cassius
10th May 09, 09:29 AM
I was home on leave for the Kentucky Derby last weekend, so I made sure to drink regularly at the Bluegrass Brewing Company. I never get tired of their Bourbon Barrel Stout. Unless I drink more than one or two in a night, because it's a fairly strong beer. Speaking of stouts, Sam Smith's Imperial Stout is always a pleasure to drink.

It's getting to be summertime here though, and because of that, I tend to gravitate to less alcoholic beer. Victory Prima Pils (or any other regional Pilsener I can get my hands on), the local Kolsch and amber ale (which is something of a hidden gem) at my brewpub, Schwarzbier if I can find it, etc.

jnp
10th May 09, 09:35 AM
Cullion, you live by the Wychwood brewery? You lucky SOB. Hobgoblin ale is another one of my favorites. I also love everything by Sammy Smiths.

Beer twins separated at birth?

Cullion
10th May 09, 09:48 AM
Yup, I live half a mile's walk from it. I'm at the edge of town, the brewery's in the town centre, just behind some old pubs. I work in Oxford and live in a country town 12 miles west.

Craigypooh
10th May 09, 10:14 AM
http://www.vintagemarque.com/media/g0568vm_spitfire_cropped_copy.jpg

Nice beer - although their advertising can be somewhat provocative.

http://www.shepherd-neame.co.uk/humour/wallpaper1999/downed.bmp

Quikfeet509
10th May 09, 12:09 PM
Something I've noticed about the "rarer" beers - if you go to a place that has many of them, at least half the time they taste better from the bottle. I'm not sure if the kegs are getting run through quickly enough, or if there is some process the kegs go through to get imported to the US, but it seems that many times, the bottle conditioned beer tastes better.

And, of course, is much cheaper.


For example, had Hobgoblin in the bottle, thought it was okay (5/10 - would drink it again if properly motivated), then I tried it on tap at two different places and it sucked big time - I sent it back the second time.

Kiko
16th May 09, 04:24 PM
http://images.icanhascheezburger.com/completestore/2009/5/14/128867942282822818.jpg

Cullion
16th May 09, 04:30 PM
Cullion, you live by the Wychwood brewery? You lucky SOB. Hobgoblin ale is another one of my favorites.


I'm surprised and pleased that you've heard of it and enjoyed our local brew. I never saw it before I moved to Oxford, and I only grew up about 100 miles away.

Adouglasmhor
17th May 09, 05:57 AM
Being a ninjer and their t-shirt offer being a cheap source of black t-shirts (half price wiiith 7 bottletops and free postage) I drink wychwood stuff pretty often . Often Goliath

http://napoje.talpress.cz/images/large/2008-10-17-11-29-32.gif


Any of these

http://image.blog.livedoor.jp/lofibeer_europe/imgs/8/8/88005fff.jpg

I do like there seasonal stuff, images and posters too.

http://www.wychwood.com/new_images/art_boc_800x.jpg

http://www.indianabeer.com/NewsPics2003/News1121Lagerboy.jpg