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Re: Beer, its not ust for breakfast anymore
« Reply #15 on: May 06, 2011, 11:10:38 AM »
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).

I am a big fan of those two as well.  The Three Philosophers from Ommegang is great!!!

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Re: Beer, its not just for breakfast anymore
« Reply #16 on: May 06, 2011, 11:20:04 AM »
I'm a big fan of pretty much everything Smuttynose makes.  Probably my favorite brewery.  Maybe Schlafly edges it out for me, but I haven't been able to get it since I moved from St Louis (I have seen it, but super expensive...slowly making it's way east I think). 

Yuengling is my go-to everyday beer, but I usually only drink it on special at the bar now.  More likely to just buy a 6-pack of something else than a case of yuengling.  Can't have that amount of beer lying around my place at once, or else it disappears:).

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Re: Beer, its not just for breakfast anymore
« Reply #17 on: May 06, 2011, 01:36:26 PM »
Love Yuengling. They also make a nice pre-mix black and tan. Unfortunately, it's a boutique beer up here in the New England, and if I'm going to pay $6.99 for a six pack, it's not going to be The Ding.

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Re: Beer, its not just for breakfast anymore
« Reply #18 on: May 06, 2011, 03:33:08 PM »
I've got a few bottles of Fat Tire in the fridge.

I find my taste in beer changes with the seasons. I like a really dark heavy bodied beer like Murphy's Stout in the winter and a pale lager in the summer.

I'm pretty easy to please with beer except I cannot abide "light" beer. Most fruit flavored beer becomes cloying before I finish the first glass.


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Re: Beer, its not just for breakfast anymore
« Reply #19 on: May 06, 2011, 05:48:40 PM »
I also like Yuengling lager.
 
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Re: Beer, its not just for breakfast anymore
« Reply #20 on: May 07, 2011, 12:39:38 PM »
Had a nice pale ale last night, Whale Tale.

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Re: Beer, its not just for breakfast anymore
« Reply #21 on: May 09, 2011, 01:58:54 PM »
What is the best beer for beer bread?

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Re: Beer, its not just for breakfast anymore
« Reply #22 on: May 09, 2011, 02:35:20 PM »
What is the best beer for beer bread?

I made some w/ Lone Star once and it was good. Of course, that is the only experience I have w/ beer bread so I didn't have anything to compare it to. It was delicious tho.

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Re: Beer, its not just for breakfast anymore
« Reply #23 on: May 09, 2011, 03:37:17 PM »
What is the best beer for beer bread?

It depends upon the flavor you want.  I would probably stay away from heavily hopped beers because that could be overpowering.  I like malty breads so using a porter or a bock would be real good.  I made a stout bread once, but we used a lot of rye flour and molasses as well (like a pumpernickle stout bread).
 
I would try Shiner to start since it is malty but mild. 

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Re: Beer, its not just for breakfast anymore
« Reply #24 on: May 09, 2011, 04:05:26 PM »
Sierra Nevada makes an exceptional IPA (Torpedo)

My go-to beer. 





I've spent a lot of time at the Sierra Nevada brewery.

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Re: Beer, its not just for breakfast anymore
« Reply #25 on: May 12, 2011, 07:50:06 PM »
Speaking of Beer!

I have two tickets to paradise:

http://www.drinkeatplay.com/ocbeerfest/
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Re: Beer, its not just for breakfast anymore
« Reply #26 on: May 12, 2011, 08:14:41 PM »
The fine folks at Samuel Adams have a latitude 48 IPA I am trying to like.  If you fail at once, try, try again?, and again, again, and again, and again, and again.



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Re: Beer, its not just for breakfast anymore
« Reply #27 on: May 18, 2011, 11:15:21 PM »
I also occasionally enjoy German beer. Like tonight; Warsteiner.
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Re: Beer, its not just for breakfast anymore
« Reply #28 on: May 19, 2011, 02:04:48 AM »
I've been having one beer a week lately, I like the light colored beers, that's all I know. :)

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Re: Beer, its not just for breakfast anymore
« Reply #29 on: May 26, 2011, 06:27:58 PM »
A bit late to the party as usual, but if I had to pick only one beer to drink for the rest of time - Delirium Tremens.

I'm only getting into the Belgium beer scene, but there's nothing negative I can say about it, other than it's limited availability. Even the bottle, name, and pink elephant logo are well thought out. If you get the chance to try it, give it a shot. It's worth every penny IMHO. 



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