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Beer, its not just for breakfast anymore
« on: May 05, 2011, 02:52:55 PM »
We have a wine thread and the merits (actually the lack of them) of PBR was brought up in another thread; I thought it was good for beer to have its own thread.
 
What is your favorite?
 
For me the everyday beer is Guinness or Heineken; though different IPAs have been been climbing up that list.
 
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Re: Beer, its not just for breakfast anymore
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2011, 02:58:47 PM »
I don't even know where to start.

Currently have been enjoying Otter Creek Alpine Black IPA, Pipeline Kona Porter, Dogfish Head Midas Touch

to name a few....
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Re: Beer, its not just for breakfast anymore
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2011, 03:19:37 PM »
We have a wine thread and the merits (actually the lack of them) of PBR was brought up in another thread; I thought it was good for beer to have its own thread.
 
What is your favorite?
 
For me the everyday beer is Guinness or Heineken; though different IPAs have been been climbing up that list.

You criticize PBR and then drink that swill?  :(
 
Guinness is great.  IPA's are wonderful.  I like Stouts and Porters when it cold,  Summer Ales, Pilsners in the heat.  And yes, on a hot summer day, PBR tastes pretty good. ;)
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Re: Beer, its not just for breakfast anymore
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2011, 03:28:38 PM »
Fixed a few posts to reflect the thread title change. No changes other than that.  :)

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Re: Beer, its not ust for breakfast anymore
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2011, 03:33:14 PM »
I like PBR year round. It's its own food group.

I am not a beer snob, although I thoroughly enjoy really good beers and ales. There are very few beers and ales I don't like. Anything with fruit or vegetables in it, aka blueberry ale, pumpkin ale, although I like a lemon in a weizen, an orange with a belgian white, and a lime with a Tecate, especially out of the can.

My favorites are ones that are brewed fresh and locally, but I'll never turn down a Duvel, St. Sixtus, Sierra Nevada Pale, Negro Modelo, Abita, Guiness, and even a (gasp) Heinie.

My local favorites are Wachusett Country Ale (Princeton, MA), Berkshire Brewing Company Steel Rail (Greenfield, MA), Paper City Irish Parish (Holyoke, MA), Smuttynose Big A IPA (Portsmouth, NH), and anything, especially the Hennepin Ale, from Brewery Ommegang (Cooperstown, NY).

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Re: Beer, its not ust for breakfast anymore
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2011, 03:48:37 PM »
I like PBR year round. It's its own food group.

I am not a beer snob, although I thoroughly enjoy really good beers and ales. There are very few beers and ales I don't like. Anything with fruit or vegetables in it, aka blueberry ale, pumpkin ale, although I like a lemon in a weizen, an orange with a belgian white, and a lime with a Tecate, especially out of the can.

My favorites are ones that are brewed fresh and locally, but I'll never turn down a Duvel, St. Sixtus, Sierra Nevada Pale, Negro Modelo, Abita, Guiness, and even a (gasp) Heinie.

My local favorites are Wachusett Country Ale (Princeton, MA), Berkshire Brewing Company Steel Rail (Greenfield, MA), Paper City Irish Parish (Holyoke, MA), Smuttynose Big A IPA (Portsmouth, NH), and anything, especially the Hennepin Ale, from Brewery Ommegang (Cooperstown, NY).

The Sierra Nevada Summer ale is in the fridge now.  Excellent beer!  Hopped like a pilsner.

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Re: Beer, its not just for breakfast anymore
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2011, 04:04:53 PM »
Due to Florida's stupid (insert stronger word) beer laws; we do not get that many microbrews and I know that I am missing out on some really good beer.
 
Sierra Nevada IPA is always a good go to; but somebody brought me some Dale's Pale Ale (I think that was the name drank it all last week) that was a very good IPA.
 
Thank you MM for fixing the title.
 

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Re: Beer, its not just for breakfast anymore
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2011, 04:16:46 PM »
Due to Florida's stupid (insert stronger word) beer laws; we do not get that many microbrews and I know that I am missing out on some really good beer.
 
Sierra Nevada IPA is always a good go to; but somebody brought me some Dale's Pale Ale (I think that was the name drank it all last week) that was a very good IPA.
 
Thank you MM for fixing the title.
 

Sierra Nevada Pale ale is not an IPA.  IPA (India Pale Ale) is a specific style separate from a pale ale.  It is a "strong" ale with extra hops.  It was formulated to survive the long boat ride to India from England.  Pale ales (like SierraNevada, Bass) are lower in Alcohol content and have a less hoppy taste.
 
Sierra Nevada makes an exceptional IPA (Torpedo)

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Re: Beer, its not just for breakfast anymore
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2011, 04:40:33 PM »
I like Marshall Sundown Wheat and Tallgrass Buffalo Sweat.

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Re: Beer, its not just for breakfast anymore
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2011, 07:24:35 PM »
There's always a 12 pack of PBR on the premises at all times.

We supplement that with:

New Glarus: Spotted Cow, Fat Squirrel, and when I'm feeling extra fancy - Raspberry Tart Framboise
New Belgium: Fat Tire, Mothership Wit
Bell's: Oberon
New Holland: Dragon's Milk
Chouffe: La Chouffe, known at local race tracks on (motorbike) race weekends as "Beware the Gnome!!"

I used to drink a lot of IPAs but for some reason I don't like them anymore.

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Re: Beer, its not just for breakfast anymore
« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2011, 08:20:07 PM »
Fat Tire


Wanna send me a case?...or 8?


Ill just go with ive been drinking lately:


Breckenridge Oatmeal Stout
Bells Amber Ale
Saranac Irish Red




What I don't understand about Fat Tire not being able to be sent to Ohio is that Breckenridge is from Colorado, as is New Belgium...I can get one but not the other.  Which is why sometime next month I will be driving an hour and a half west to go buy some Fat Tire.


Also, after drinking some better Stouts..I don't buy Guinness much anymore...

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Re: Beer, its not just for breakfast anymore
« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2011, 10:28:29 PM »
We started getting the New Belgium beers maybe 2 years ago? I think they're slowly spreading eastward.

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Re: Beer, its not just for breakfast anymore
« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2011, 11:23:57 PM »
I like ales, lagers, and stouts.
 
Grolsch is my favorite lager.
Guiness stout, of course.
Saranac makes a good Bavarian black beer - Black Forest.
I like most ales.
 
I don't know the "original gravity" of any of the beers I drink.
Food is an essential part of a balanced diet.

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Re: Beer, its not just for breakfast anymore
« Reply #13 on: May 06, 2011, 07:51:03 AM »
Black and Tan is my favorite Saranac product. It's surprisingly good. Their root beer is out of this world.

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Re: Beer, its not just for breakfast anymore
« Reply #14 on: May 06, 2011, 10:22:39 AM »
There's a local brewery here that makes excellent root beer too. My favorite though is their ginger ale. It's super gingery, regular commercial ginger ale tastes like sugar water to me in comparison.