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Spitball
03-23-2009, 12:23 PM
I purchased a Michelob Wheat Beer sampler pack on Saturday. So far I've tried the Shock Top (Belgian-style) and hated it. I don't like fruity beers and this one is brewed with citrus peels.

I also tried the Honey Wheat (American style) which was much better but still not to my liking. It uses orange blossom honey, and I can taste the citrus.

According to the information sheet (cleverly hidden inside the box), the last two varieties, Hop Top (American) and DunkelWeisse (German) also contain fruity essences.

Why couldn't they have advertised the fruity nature of these beers on the outside of the box. Surely all wheat beers are not fruity...or are they?

Has anyone else tried this sampler pack? I remember someone posting about A-B's Shock Top before, but I don't believe it was labeled a Michelob variety.

bucksfan2
03-23-2009, 02:08 PM
I have been drinking Amstel Light lately. I forgot how smooth those go down. I had a couple after a round of golf the other day and wow did they hit the spot.

WebScorpion
03-23-2009, 03:35 PM
I purchased a Michelob Wheat Beer sampler pack on Saturday. So far I've tried the Shock Top (Belgian-style) and hated it. I don't like fruity beers and this one is brewed with citrus peels.

I also tried the Honey Wheat (American style) which was much better but still not to my liking. It uses orange blossom honey, and I can taste the citrus.

According to the information sheet (cleverly hidden inside the box), the last two varieties, Hop Top (American) and DunkelWeisse (German) also contain fruity essences.

Why couldn't they have advertised the fruity nature of these beers on the outside of the box. Surely all wheat beers are not fruity...or are they?

Has anyone else tried this sampler pack? I remember someone posting about A-B's Shock Top before, but I don't believe it was labeled a Michelob variety.

I actually don't mind a little fruit aftertaste in my beer, so I like Shock Top when I'm in the right mood. Guinness or a good Porter is usually my preference and my favorite Belgian White Ale (like Shock Top) is Allagash. Anyway, Michelob, Dunkelweisse, and Shock Top are all owned by the same German company that owns Anheuser-Busch...they also own Bass Ale, Stella Artois, and a bunch of other globally marketed beers.

Most wheat (Weisse) beer brewed in the German style with yeast (Hefe) will taste fruity from the yeast sediment. It's not actually fruit, but has a fruity flavor...also, if you put a slice of lemon in your Hefeweisse, it will kill the naturally fruity flavor, not to mention the signature wheat head. American style wheat beers are sometimes filtered and don't have that after taste...maybe that's what you're looking for. A lot of Wheat Ales (both American and European) have fruit (raspberry, lemon, orange, etc.) syrups and/or honey added Belgian White (Whit) Ales (Shock Top is one) often have added orange, coriander, curacao or other fruits and spices to their wheat beers. Anyway, you'r probably looking for an American Wheat Ale...I'd suggest a Sierra Nevada Wheat Beer, Anchor Summer Beer, or maybe a Dreamweaver Wheat from Troegs Brewery if you can find them. Sam Adams Summer Ale is one you should be able to get anywhere once it's in season. Enjoy!! :beerme:

NoCalRed
03-23-2009, 08:58 PM
Most wheat (Weisse) beer brewed in the German style with yeast (Hefe) will taste fruity from the yeast sediment.

Well yes and no. Yes it is the yeast that ultimately causes that flavor, but no it's not from the yeast sediment.

German hefe (yeast) used in making this style of beer gives off phenols and esters that are behind this flavor. The warmer the ferment the more pronounced these flavors can become. That's why hefeweizen beers can be a little tricky to make you need a constant temperature or your beer could taste like juicy fruit gum.

Sometimes American brewers will call their beer a hefe, but it really is not(well technically it is a wheat with yeast beer which is the actual translation I believe) because they will use a domestic yeast that doesn't give off the same flavors. So if you don't like those particular flavors in your wheat beer then go with beers that use a domestic yeast and not the true German hefe.

Spitball
03-24-2009, 02:47 PM
Thanks for the educational information on wheat beers, guys.

I just noticed I identified one of the Michelob wheat beers as Hop Top when I meant Hop Hound. I have not tried that one yet but enjoyed the DunkelWeisse last night. It wasn't as citrusy (which I appreciated) but had a slight banana flavor.

I was looking at the Sierra Nevada selections last night and purchased a sixer of their porter. I was looking for their wheat but decided to try something different.

camisadelgolf
03-24-2009, 09:19 PM
Speaking of Sierra Nevada, I just tried their Bigfoot, a barleywine rich in hops. I wasn't too impressed, personally, because it was just too over-the-top. I like a lot of hops, but I thought the flavors clashed a little too much. Their Early Spring Beer, which basically tasted like a softer version of their pale ale, fared better with my taste buds.

Spitball
03-25-2009, 11:26 PM
The Sierra Nevada Porter was pretty good. It was a bit spicy like an India Pale ale, and not like other porters I've tried. I also tried the Michelob Hop Hound, and it was my favorite of the variety pack wheat beers.

goreds2
04-21-2009, 11:44 PM
Repeal of Prohibition Party :beerme:
To celebrate the 76th anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition, a drinking festival at Schlafly Bottleworks in Maplewood.

http://www.riverfronttimes.com/slideshow/view/6381257

bucksfan2
04-22-2009, 01:55 PM
Question for Hoosiers.

I saw a release that Fat Tire Beer is now going to be sold in Indiana. Does anyone know any stores that would sell that in the Lawrenceburg area?

schmidty622
04-22-2009, 07:01 PM
http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20090201/NEWS01/902010360/1055/NEWS

I wish them all the luck. I hope that with the Banks and Great American Tower that there is finally some momentum to get the city kick started again.

A winning baseball team wouldn’t hurt either.

WebScorpion
04-27-2009, 03:08 AM
I just went to the grocery store here in Portland for the first time and they had tons and tons of beers in the cooler. Hefe's, Porters, Pale Ales, Lagers, Ambers...from breweries all over the U.S. and even the world. I chose Moosehead...go figure. :rolleyes: I can see I'm going to enjoy the beer culture here, if not the weather. ;)

westofyou
04-27-2009, 01:51 PM
I just went to the grocery store here in Portland for the first time and they had tons and tons of beers in the cooler. Hefe's, Porters, Pale Ales, Lagers, Ambers...from breweries all over the U.S. and even the world. I chose Moosehead...go figure. :rolleyes: I can see I'm going to enjoy the beer culture here, if not the weather. ;)

Moosehead eh?

Try some of the local lagers, they'll do too!!

BoydsOfSummer
04-27-2009, 06:17 PM
Moosehead tastes a lil like soap. I still like it though.

Yachtzee
04-30-2009, 09:41 AM
Carlsberg has been on sale around here for about the same price as Bud and Miller.

cincyinco
05-01-2009, 05:30 AM
Has anyone had the 250 year anniversary Guinness yet?

Its okay. Not as stout as the extra stout, but not bad.. Not bad.

SunDeck
05-01-2009, 08:44 AM
Moosehead tastes a lil like soap. I still like it though.
From all those years of having your mouth washed out with soap?

Or was it Moosehead?

Hoosier Red
05-01-2009, 09:59 AM
For those in Indiana, I've been drinking the Three Floyds Alpha King and Prid and Joy beers lately. Its good stuff, I didn't bother with the whole Dark Lord Day beer but the Alpha King is really good.

medford
05-07-2009, 04:58 PM
Good thread, wish I had seen it earlier, but rarely venture out past the main baseball board and the minor league board.

I'm sure its been mentioned many times, but obviously my favorite beer is of the free brand.

I'll go w/ a good hefeweissen any time, I particularly like the darker ones I had while in Bravia. A German friend of a friend that I visited while there has 2 cases of beer delivered to his house every other week, the same way we used to have milk delivered daily.

Anyone ever have Lieny's Summer Shandy? I've been listening to the Steve Czaben show recently and they have the Leinenkugel brothers on every friday, so they've got their advertising in my head. Noticed a 6 pack last weekend, so on a whim I picked it up on the way to a party. Its a weissen beer with lemonaide. My first reaction would have normally been to pass for a different variety, but I was given a half and half (heffeweissen & lemonaide) while on a Father's Day walk in Germany while visiting the friend of a friend. I remember that it didn't taste bad, so I figured what the heck and gave it a try. Turns out to be pretty tasty, though obviously not for all taste buds. I only had 4 beers that night, however I woke up the next morning w/ a mild headache. I'm thinking it was a sinus headache due ot alergies, but perhaps there's something in there that didn't quite agree w/ me. Anyone else w/ a similar experience.

pedro
05-08-2009, 12:05 PM
I like me some Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA

http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:tXp0xb0MMiVPlM:http://beer.needsacyb.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/dscn0171.jpg

Yachtzee
05-08-2009, 05:49 PM
I like me some Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA

http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:tXp0xb0MMiVPlM:http://beer.needsacyb.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/dscn0171.jpg

That's a good one, right there.

goreds2
05-11-2009, 05:18 AM
Miller Time:

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cincyinco
05-17-2009, 05:46 PM
Picked up some full sail LTD lager from the local store. Awesome!

Full sail just makes good beer.

Props to OR beer!

SunDeck
05-22-2009, 09:12 AM
Burger is Back! (http://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/stories/2009/05/18/daily28.html)

I have heard that Burger was a better beer long ago- certainly the stuff I remember was not very good.

redsmetz
05-22-2009, 11:48 AM
Burger is Back! (http://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/stories/2009/05/18/daily28.html)

I have heard that Burger was a better beer long ago- certainly the stuff I remember was not very good.

I sent this story to an email list I have with my mom's side of the family because Burger Beer was Grandma's beer of choice; Burger Beer and Salem cigarettes. In fact she was on the way to the "icebox" lighting a cigarette when she had her stroke, God rest her soul. I suggested that we have a family get together to have some Burger beers in honor of Grandma, but nobody has responded.

westofyou
05-22-2009, 12:06 PM
Burger is Back! (http://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/stories/2009/05/18/daily28.html)

I have heard that Burger was a better beer long ago- certainly the stuff I remember was not very good.
No it was not.

SunDeck
05-22-2009, 12:36 PM
My great aunt used to get her gallon jug filled with Burger at the corner bar.
A little research shows Burger as a post prohibition company. I had always assumed they were an older brewer, but not according to Timothy Holian (http://www.sudhauspress.com/burger.html).

My guess then is that Burger's recipe has always been very light, possibly made with rice. Anyway, I am now doubting there has ever been anything other than a typical american pils under the Burger label.

westofyou
05-22-2009, 02:17 PM
My great aunt used to get her gallon jug filled with Burger at the corner bar.
A little research shows Burger as a post prohibition company. I had always assumed they were an older brewer, but not according to Timothy Holian (http://www.sudhauspress.com/burger.html).

My guess then is that Burger's recipe has always been very light, possibly made with rice. Anyway, I am now doubting there has ever been anything other than a typical american pils under the Burger label.

Post game pre prohibition was a grand time for the Reds. They would go down to the Foss-Schneider Brewery on Freeman and they would get a private room in the basement (where it was cool)and even other teams players would join in for some suds and food.

http://trayman.net/Images/OldGuys/Foss%20Schneider.jpg

Yachtzee
05-22-2009, 10:52 PM
My great aunt used to get her gallon jug filled with Burger at the corner bar.
A little research shows Burger as a post prohibition company. I had always assumed they were an older brewer, but not according to Timothy Holian (http://www.sudhauspress.com/burger.html).

My guess then is that Burger's recipe has always been very light, possibly made with rice. Anyway, I am now doubting there has ever been anything other than a typical american pils under the Burger label.

I'd be interested to try Burger in its earlier iterations, as I've only tried it toward the end of its run. I don't know what the recipe was, but it's my understanding that a lot of local and regional breweries took significant hits in quality when they tried to cut production costs in order to keep up with the big boys. It wasn't always necessarily a change in recipe, but rather a change in fermentation and lagering that were used to cut short the time between brewing and shipping. The classic example was Schlitz, which cut its production cycle so much that the beer came out cloudy, much to the chagrin of a public accustomed to clean, clear golden brew. Schlitz went from the biggest selling beer to nothing.

SunDeck
05-23-2009, 07:46 AM
I'd be interested to try Burger in its earlier iterations, as I've only tried it toward the end of its run. I don't know what the recipe was, but it's my understanding that a lot of local and regional breweries took significant hits in quality when they tried to cut production costs in order to keep up with the big boys. It wasn't always necessarily a change in recipe, but rather a change in fermentation and lagering that were used to cut short the time between brewing and shipping. The classic example was Schlitz, which cut its production cycle so much that the beer came out cloudy, much to the chagrin of a public accustomed to clean, clear golden brew. Schlitz went from the biggest selling beer to nothing.

Well, it certainly wasn't anything special back in the 80's. I really hope this Moerlein venture succeeds and from what I've seen and read, the owner is interested in competing by brewing quality beers. Of course, he has also reintroduced Hudy Delight, which calls that last statement into question, for sure.

paintmered
05-26-2009, 07:19 AM
Well, it certainly wasn't anything special back in the 80's. I really hope this Moerlein venture succeeds and from what I've seen and read, the owner is interested in competing by brewing quality beers. Of course, he has also reintroduced Hudy Delight, which calls that last statement into question, for sure.

...as does Friend of an Irishman Stout. It's not horrible, but it misses the mark.

SunDeck
05-26-2009, 10:39 AM
...as does Friend of an Irishman Stout. It's not horrible, but it misses the mark.

Wow, I had no idea they had come up with such a stupid name for a stout.

westofyou
05-26-2009, 02:10 PM
Wow, I had no idea they had come up with such a stupid name for a stout.

Inspired by the term.. "German Lager"

pedro
05-26-2009, 02:18 PM
I went to the Alaskan Brewery in Juneau last week and while I don't like their Amber I did have a Jalapeno IPA, a Double Tough IPA and some Smoked Porter that were all quite good.

gonelong
05-26-2009, 02:45 PM
I was fortunate enough to never have it in cans. We use to get the longnecks in cases. We were young and stupid.

My great, great grandfather, who was German, use to run a brewery at the turn of the century around Celina or Minster, Ohio. I'm thinking it was called Dutch Maid, but I'm not sure.

GAC - there is a Dutch Mill in Minster, but it is a restaurant ... I don't think it was ever a brewery.

You might be thinking of the Wooden Shoe (http://www.rustycans.com/COM/month1207.html) (formerly a brewery). This is in Minster as well. A few years back someone started making the original recipe beer again (after a 50+ year abscense), and as I understand it, they will break ground on a brewpub in Minster this year.

GL

VR
05-26-2009, 05:08 PM
http://www.konabrewingco.com/beers/pipeline-porter

Pipeline Porter...mmmmmmm. Off the shelves until November.....struggling to get through the summer.

NoCalRed
05-26-2009, 06:29 PM
Props to OR beer!

I'd like to second that. I had a hop henge this weekend from Deschutes Brewery, in Bend I believe. Very tastey double IPA, what can I say I'm a sucker for a hoppy beer.

http://www.deschutesbrewery.com/brews/bond-street-series/hop-henge/default.aspx

pedro
05-26-2009, 07:11 PM
I'd like to second that. I had a hop henge this weekend from Deschutes Brewery, in Bend I believe. Very tastey double IPA, what can I say I'm a sucker for a hoppy beer.

http://www.deschutesbrewery.com/brews/bond-street-series/hop-henge/default.aspx


Good stuff. If you get a chance try Rogue Dead Guy, Laurelwood IPA or Hopworks IPA, all from Oregon as well.

goreds2
06-08-2009, 11:52 PM
Ohio does not have these so I picked up a few cans before departing North Carolina. (Twist off lids) They come in 9-packs.

http://www.ballcorporate.com/img/imagevault/MLR_Lite_Bttl_Alum_001%20MR.jpg

919191
06-09-2009, 12:32 AM
Ohio does not have these so I picked up a few cans before departing North Carolina. (Twist off lids) They come in 9-packs.

http://www.ballcorporate.com/img/imagevault/MLR_Lite_Bttl_Alum_001%20MR.jpg

Did you buy it for the can? I see what's in it.:)

goreds2
06-09-2009, 03:09 AM
It is one of my favorite beers also. :beerme:

Chip R
06-09-2009, 11:28 AM
Ohio does not have these so I picked up a few cans before departing North Carolina. (Twist off lids) They come in 9-packs.

http://www.ballcorporate.com/img/imagevault/MLR_Lite_Bttl_Alum_001%20MR.jpg


Looks very similar to this:

http://www.cvcoffee.com/prod_images_large/Dasani_Bottle_Water_12_oz.jpg

Tastes very similar to it too.

jimbo
06-09-2009, 11:35 AM
It is one of my favorite beers also. :beerme:

If you like it, drink it. :beerme:

goreds2
06-09-2009, 10:28 PM
Miller Lite "Gets No Respect". :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmYXmGCmZWE

LvJ
06-10-2009, 05:07 PM
Nashville's own YAZOO.

Love the Pale Ale and Dos Perros Ale.

http://www.yazoobrew.com/images/products.png



Also, love me some PBR. :)

nate
06-10-2009, 05:10 PM
Nashville's own YAZOO.

Love the Pale Ale and Dos Perros Ale.

http://www.yazoobrew.com/images/products.png



Also, love me some PBR. :)

I've got a couple of those growlers I have to get refilled.

pedro
06-10-2009, 05:41 PM
I just had a Blue Heron Pale Ale at the Bridgeport Brewery here in Portland. It was damn good.

http://portlandoctopus.com/files/2009/04/bridgeport.png

I also had a Rogue Dead Guy Ale teh other night and it's mighty fine as well.

http://brewbrain.com/Brew%20Brain%20Images/Rogue%20Dead%20Guy%20Ale.jpg

westofyou
06-11-2009, 12:11 AM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3302/3533127447_4571863fa5.jpg


Laurelwood, Workhorse IPA: A hophead's delight. Initially lots of resinous pine, zesty grapefruit, touches of grassy/earthy and sourdough maltiness. mellows to a sweeter malt-oriented backbone, but with plenty of bitterness in the finish. Seems very well-balanced.

deltachi8
06-11-2009, 12:57 AM
http://www.konabrewingco.com/beers/pipeline-porter

Pipeline Porter...mmmmmmm. Off the shelves until November.....struggling to get through the summer.

excellent stuff

LvJ
06-11-2009, 07:06 AM
I've got a couple of those growlers I have to get refilled.
:beerme:

camisadelgolf
06-11-2009, 10:37 AM
I had a Rogue Honey Orange Wheat Ale this morning, and it was delicious. I'll be drinking more of it this week.

pedro
06-11-2009, 01:12 PM
I had a Rogue Honey Orange Wheat Ale this morning, and it was delicious. I'll be drinking more of it this week.

They're selling Rogue back east now?

reds1869
06-11-2009, 08:41 PM
Because of my chronic medical condition I generally can't drink these days. I made an exception tonight and had a pint of Great Lakes Brewing Company Burning River Pale Ale. Mmm, I love that stuff more than I could ever put into words. My first beer in three months, my last for who knows how long and man oh man I'm glad that's what I chose.

westofyou
06-11-2009, 09:16 PM
They're selling Rogue back east now?

Just the girly type. ;)

15fan
06-11-2009, 10:23 PM
I saw a release that Fat Tire Beer is now going to be sold in Indiana. Does anyone know any stores that would sell that in the Lawrenceburg area?

Had some Fat Tire when I was in your neck of the woods over Memorial Day weekend. I laughed. I cried. It was much better than Cats. I'd drink it again and again.

We have a consultant at work who's from Colorado & lives in Denver. He swears that the brew isn't as good since they opened up the big "new" brewery.

I also had some Smuttynose Old Dog Brown Ale (http://www.smuttynose.com/) recently. Not bad.

camisadelgolf
06-12-2009, 10:41 AM
They're selling Rogue back east now?
For the past few years, I never had trouble finding their Dead Guy Ale in various bars and stores, but their other ales show up only once in a while.

GIK
06-12-2009, 11:24 AM
Yeah, they've got Dead Guy in the Midwest (my Dad usually grabs it in Iowa), but not much else. Great stuff, though.

reds1869
06-12-2009, 04:13 PM
Jungle Jim's in Fairfield carries most of Rogue's line. They carry a ton of hard to find beers for that matter.

goreds2
06-22-2009, 07:14 PM
Ohio does not have these so I picked up a few cans before departing North Carolina. (Twist off lids) They come in 9-packs.

http://www.ballcorporate.com/img/imagevault/MLR_Lite_Bttl_Alum_001%20MR.jpg

Ohio has these cans now! A Walmart in my central Ohio area now carries it. :beerme:

919191
06-23-2009, 02:02 AM
http://www.liquorama.net/productimages/lindemanpommesmall.jpg

Finishing one of these right now. I've never had a lambic before. I'm really not sue what i think.

919191
06-23-2009, 02:13 AM
Now I think I didn't really care for the lambic. Maybe it was this lambic I just don't like, or maybe it's the style.


It had a cork. It took a while just t find the corkscrew.:)

bucksfan2
06-24-2009, 08:23 AM
Had some Fat Tire when I was in your neck of the woods over Memorial Day weekend. I laughed. I cried. It was much better than Cats. I'd drink it again and again.

We have a consultant at work who's from Colorado & lives in Denver. He swears that the brew isn't as good since they opened up the big "new" brewery.

I also had some Smuttynose Old Dog Brown Ale (http://www.smuttynose.com/) recently. Not bad.

Fat Tire really isn't a summer beer, or at least it isn't too me. I usually drink Fat Tire on our ski trips out west where it is better with cold weather. Last year I picked up a New Belgium pilsner while out west and it was quite tasty.

Had some XX Lager the other day and loved it.

gonelong
06-24-2009, 09:42 AM
Tried 3 new beers last week and enjoyed them all. In order of my preference:

Anchor Liberty Ale
Red Tail Ale
Jumping Cow Amber Ale


... all "found" at Trader Joe's in Madeira.

Chip R
06-24-2009, 10:23 AM
Yeah, they've got Dead Guy in the Midwest (my Dad usually grabs it in Iowa), but not much else. Great stuff, though.


I had some of that when I was on vacation. It is very good beer.

reds1869
06-24-2009, 10:44 AM
Here's a question for you: what non-alcoholic beers have you had that are even remotely tolerable? I can't drink anymore but crave the taste of beer from time to time. The only one I've found that comes close to real beer is Clausthaler. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Redhook
06-24-2009, 09:02 PM
Here's a question for you: what non-alcoholic beers have you had that are even remotely tolerable? I can't drink anymore but crave the taste of beer from time to time. The only one I've found that comes close to real beer is Clausthaler. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Odouls Amber.

paintmered
06-24-2009, 09:10 PM
http://www.liquorama.net/productimages/lindemanpommesmall.jpg

Finishing one of these right now. I've never had a lambic before. I'm really not sue what i think.

Lambics are kind of like Cincinnati chili. If you go into it with a preconceived notion of what chili (or beer) is supposed to be, then you won't like it.

pedro
06-25-2009, 04:59 PM
I'm headed to the North American Organic Brewers Festival this weekend. Tasty suds to ensue.

http://www.naobf.org/images/header-1.jpg

Yachtzee
06-25-2009, 05:50 PM
Here's a question for you: what non-alcoholic beers have you had that are even remotely tolerable? I can't drink anymore but crave the taste of beer from time to time. The only one I've found that comes close to real beer is Clausthaler. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Try N/A beers from European breweries, where N/A beer is actually more popular and often sold in bars. Clausthaler, Buckler, Kaliber, St. Pauli N/A, etc. The pregnant ladies in my neighborhood took to Buckler (made by Heineken, I believe).

reds1869
06-25-2009, 05:58 PM
Try N/A beers from European breweries, where N/A beer is actually more popular and often sold in bars. Clausthaler, Buckler, Kaliber, St. Pauli N/A, etc. The pregnant ladies in my neighborhood took to Buckler (made by Heineken, I believe).

I'll give those a shot. I've already had Clausthaler and found it pretty decent. I tried O'douls Amber and liked it OK as well. The only other I've had is Warsteiner Fresh which I would not recommend unless you really like the taste of metal. :)

RichRed
07-08-2009, 04:00 PM
Try N/A beers from European breweries, where N/A beer is actually more popular and often sold in bars. Clausthaler, Buckler, Kaliber, St. Pauli N/A, etc. The pregnant ladies in my neighborhood took to Buckler (made by Heineken, I believe).

Kaliber was my English friend's choice on the nights when it was his turn to be designated driver.

Spitball
07-08-2009, 06:49 PM
Saturday, I had a Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout at a place called Cregeen's Irish Pub before going to a minor league game. It was excellent! At the game, my favorite beer guy defies physics by pouring Diamond Bear Pale Ale almost over the top of the 24 ounce cups.

Hoosier Red
07-08-2009, 08:46 PM
Try N/A beers from European breweries, where N/A beer is actually more popular and often sold in bars. Clausthaler, Buckler, Kaliber, St. Pauli N/A, etc. The pregnant ladies in my neighborhood took to Buckler (made by Heineken, I believe).

I agree with this, Kaliber is my favorite N/A

TeamSelig
07-09-2009, 02:50 PM
Drinking N/A beer is like dating an ugly woman for her personality.

bucksfan2
07-09-2009, 03:18 PM
Was at an all day wiffle ball tournament a few weeks ago and the kegs kicked way to early. They went cheap and bought High Life Lite and Busch Light. Can you say hangover.

Chip R
07-09-2009, 04:46 PM
Was at an all day wiffle ball tournament a few weeks ago and the kegs kicked way to early. They went cheap and bought High Life Lite and Busch Light. Can you say hangover.


Not cool. :thumbdown

reds1869
07-09-2009, 04:49 PM
Drinking N/A beer is like dating an ugly woman for her personality.

Drinking NA beer is medically necessary for me. It sucks, but those are the breaks.

Redhook
07-09-2009, 09:31 PM
My favorite beer right now is the Bud American Ale I'm drinking. I just worked a 13.5 hour day so any beer right now would be my favorite. It just happened to be the American Ale so quenching my thirst.

Caseyfan21
07-10-2009, 12:51 AM
I just had Magic Hat #9 at a local bar for the first time a couple nights ago. It was a different change of pace, I really enjoyed it. And I'm heading up to Columbus tomorrow for the night where my friend brought back a case and a half of Yuengling for me. What a great week for beer drinking.

reds1869
07-10-2009, 09:31 AM
I just had Magic Hat #9 at a local bar for the first time a couple nights ago. It was a different change of pace, I really enjoyed it. And I'm heading up to Columbus tomorrow for the night where my friend brought back a case and a half of Yuengling for me. What a great week for beer drinking.

I love #9. Such a unique brew and just plain good. Come to think of it, I think all Magic Hat beers are pretty decent. Definitely on my list of "when I break my medical orders" beers.

cinredsfan2000
07-10-2009, 10:26 PM
I love #9. Such a unique brew and just plain good. Come to think of it, I think all Magic Hat beers are pretty decent. Definitely on my list of "when I break my medical orders" beers.

Really?? Ive tried a few diffrent ones out of a variety pack and can say at least to me none of them were memorable except maybe #9:beerme:Same could be said for most of the Otter creek beers :confused:

reds1869
07-11-2009, 08:13 AM
Really?? Ive tried a few diffrent ones out of a variety pack and can say at least to me none of them were memorable except maybe #9:beerme:Same could be said for most of the Otter creek beers :confused:

Ah, you've never had Magic Hat on tap I take it? Their bottles are ok, their drafts are magical.

SunDeck
07-11-2009, 09:34 AM
My favorite beer right now is the Bud American Ale I'm drinking. I just worked a 13.5 hour day so any beer right now would be my favorite. It just happened to be the American Ale so quenching my thirst.

It's a pretty good ale, if a little on the bland side. Bud has made a pretty good stab at brewing an ale that will have wide appeal. The problem here is the price- the local liquor stores are pricing it higher than the local pale ale, which is going to cause the Bud to sit on the shelves.

Chip R
07-11-2009, 07:12 PM
I had some Boddington's Pub Ale last night at the suggestion of a friend. It came in a can with a pressurized thing in it like Guiness. I thought it was pretty good.

marcshoe
07-24-2009, 05:23 PM
Yuenling Black and Tan

I'm drinking one of those right now. I'm a relative newcomer to the world of beer (doctor recommended for kidney stones) and I like this better than anything I've had yet.

cinredsfan2000
07-24-2009, 07:31 PM
SAM ADAMS-Summer ale :beerme::beerme:

Johnny Footstool
07-24-2009, 08:45 PM
Boulevard Pilsner.

Boulevard is a KC craft brewery with pretty good products, but they've outdone themselves with their new Pilsner. Not even a hint of bitterness or skunkiness. It's the perfect yard beer.

Redhook
07-24-2009, 09:56 PM
Boulevard Pilsner.

Boulevard is a KC craft brewery with pretty good products, but they've outdone themselves with their new Pilsner. Not even a hint of bitterness or skunkiness. It's the perfect yard beer.

Boulevard makes some great beers. My wife loves the wheat beer. I like the pale ale. She grew up in Missouri so I go there occasionally.

I was up in Cleveland earlier this week. Cleveland is the home of Great Lakes Brewery, one of the best in the country. I downed quite a few Dortmunder's this week. Damn good beer. My favorite is still Burning River, but Dortmunder is close behind.

Chip R
07-25-2009, 07:02 PM
I'm drinking one of those right now. I'm a relative newcomer to the world of beer (doctor recommended for kidney stones) and I like this better than anything I've had yet.

That's my kind of doctor. :beerme:

BigPoppa
07-25-2009, 07:29 PM
Southpaw Light :beerme:

reds1869
07-25-2009, 07:39 PM
Boulevard makes some great beers. My wife loves the wheat beer. I like the pale ale. She grew up in Missouri so I go there occasionally.

I was up in Cleveland earlier this week. Cleveland is the home of Great Lakes Brewery, one of the best in the country. I downed quite a few Dortmunder's this week. Damn good beer. My favorite is still Burning River, but Dortmunder is close behind.

Did you get a chance to have any Edmund Fitzgerald Porter? An old favorite of mine. Back when I lived in Cleveland (and could have beer on a regular basis :( ), I think I single handedly kept Great Lakes in business.

goreds2
08-10-2009, 11:40 PM
A friend of mine brought this to the Buffett tailgate party in Cincy. ($5.99 a 12 !)

http://www.hoperatives.com/images/burgerbeer.png

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.hoperatives.com/images/burgerbeer.png&imgrefurl=http://www.hoperatives.com/%3Fp%3D2032&usg=__BtE6uAHMF12cqjPJZzK3VUFxplU=&h=296&w=382&sz=117&hl=en&start=30&um=1&tbnid=D8BiNPlgxndT4M:&tbnh=95&tbnw=123&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dburger%2Bbeer%26ndsp%3D18%26hl%3Den%2 6sa%3DN%26start%3D18%26um%3D1

Roy Tucker
08-24-2009, 05:39 PM
Had a few Mt. Carmel copper ales at Paxton's in Loveland. Good stuff. :thumbup:

Javy Pornstache
08-24-2009, 11:47 PM
Bought Gila Monster, an amber lager I'd heard a lot about, for the first time this past weekend. Has carmel-esque malt in it, wasn't bad at all.

BRM
08-27-2009, 02:37 PM
You can only buy 3.2 beer in the state of Utah, correct? Seems like a friend told me that awhile back.

LoganBuck
08-27-2009, 02:47 PM
Wooden Shoe Bock, is quite good. A bock beer that tastes like a Bock, not a sticky lager. Quite good.

bucksfan2
08-27-2009, 04:29 PM
You can only buy 3.2 beer in the state of Utah, correct? Seems like a friend told me that awhile back.

Yep. We go skiing out there every year. You can only find 3.2 beer in stores. Actually some towns in Colorado are the same way. Beer taste pretty watered down.

In Park City Utah if you want have a glass of wine of liquor you need to join a club. Most bars/restaurants will charge you $1 for a membership. One year my dad was a member every night we went out.

BRM
08-27-2009, 04:31 PM
Yep. We go skiing out there every year. You can only find 3.2 beer in stores. Actually some towns in Colorado are the same way. Beer taste pretty watered down.

In Park City Utah if you want have a glass of wine of liquor you need to join a club. Most bars/restaurants will charge you $1 for a membership. One year my dad was a member every night we went out.

That's what I thought. We are headed to Moab next weekend so we'll just take plenty with us.

westofyou
08-27-2009, 04:31 PM
You can only buy 3.2 beer in the state of Utah, correct? Seems like a friend told me that awhile back.


The states of Colorado, Kansas, Minnesota, Oklahoma, and Utah permit general establishments such as supermarket chains and convenience stores to sell only low-point beer.

In these states, all alcoholic beverages containing more than 3.2% alcohol by weight (ABW) must be sold from state-licensed liquor stores. Oklahoma additionally requires that any beverage containing more than 3.2% ABW must be sold at normal room temperature.

I was weaned on 3.2 beer in Ohio, it was stadrad fare for those 18-20.. and younger.

It was always a good day when you got a 6% keg

BRM
08-27-2009, 04:36 PM
So I can buy regular beer at a liquor store in Moab? Just like here in Colorado? That's not so bad then. I never buy beer at grocery stores here for that very reason.

westofyou
08-27-2009, 04:54 PM
So I can buy regular beer at a liquor store in Moab? Just like here in Colorado? That's not so bad then. I never buy beer at grocery stores here for that very reason.

yes, but there is only one in town, been there

http://www.abc.utah.gov/Stores/store27.html

BRM
08-27-2009, 04:59 PM
I'm guessing it's probably more expensive since it's state run.

westofyou
08-27-2009, 05:04 PM
I'm guessing it's probably more expensive since it's state run.

Correc, fwiw I brought a case of beer with me last time I drove there.

BRM
08-27-2009, 05:05 PM
Correc, fwiw I brought a case of beer with me last time I drove there.

Thanks for the info. That's what I'll do as well.

Unassisted
08-27-2009, 05:12 PM
Leinenkugel Sunset Wheat is possibly the greatest Alcoholic Beverage I have EVER tasted.
I experienced this beer for the first time on an airline flight about a month ago and I am inclined to agree. After the flight, I was thrilled to discover it's widely available here. :beerme:

goreds2
09-08-2009, 05:15 AM
http://www.smokersclubcomedy.com/redneck/beer.jpg

vaticanplum
09-12-2009, 02:54 PM
Had a few Mt. Carmel copper ales at Paxton's in Loveland. Good stuff. :thumbup:

I love Mt. Carmel's beers. I'm still incensed they stopped selling them in jugs.

Chip R
09-12-2009, 09:15 PM
I love Mt. Carmel's beers. I'm still incensed they stopped selling them in jugs.

Stocking up on Iron City now? ;)

CrackerJack
09-12-2009, 11:16 PM
Drinking Goose Island Harvest Ale 2nite (seasonal) - yum is all I can say

PedroBourbon
09-14-2009, 12:17 PM
Had Drop Top Draft at the Pub last week. Had never heard of it. It was excellent. Bought a 6 pack on the way home. Not as good in the bottle but isn't that true for nearly every beer out there!

Chip R
09-14-2009, 01:20 PM
During Labor Day Weekend we always play vintage base ball at the Ohio Historical Society in Columbus. In the Ohio Village they were selling glasses of beer for $1. I think they had like Bud and Bud Light but they also had a couple other local beers that were delicious. One was lighter and the other darker. Most of us liked the darker one better. I can't remember the names of them though. I think one said Schilling and the other was Oktoberfest.

TC81190
09-14-2009, 07:38 PM
Pabst Blue Ribbon for me.

Have to love college beers.

cincyinco
09-15-2009, 02:59 AM
Some beers I have enjoyed recentle include full sail LTD lager, and amber ale.

I have also enjoyed sierra Nevada killer weiz a lot, first beer out of their line I've greedily gone back for more.

Oh, one more full sail I had that was solid was full sail black lager.

Tasty.

wolfboy
09-15-2009, 01:24 PM
Who knows if they've been mentioned, but two I've really enjoyed lately:

Unibroue Trois Pistoles and Unibroue Terrible

bucksfan2
09-15-2009, 02:52 PM
I am getting ready for a trip to Italy so I bought some Peroni the other day.

Tony_Danza
09-23-2009, 11:32 PM
I've gotta say that I gotta go with Labatt Blue. Classic Canadian brew right there. But you can't go wrong with a nice Coors Light or Budweiser.

My brothers are obsessed with Hoegaarden, but I just don't get. :confused:

goreds2
09-29-2009, 02:51 AM
I bought some 24 ounce cans of Labatt Blue at Krogers for 99 cents each(was $1.75). The big cans will not be an issue. Just pour 12 ounces in a frosty mug then place the other 12 in the fridge to reload later. It is like paying $5.94 for a twelve pack where it would be at least $10.99 when buying via the twelve ounce cans or bottles. :cool:

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_4PqcfdOq8W0/RurTcgfn2FI/AAAAAAAAAP8/qeXkgAs2m-o/s400/LaBatt.jpg

Cyclone792
09-29-2009, 07:36 AM
Had a New Glarus Spotted Cow when I was up in Wisconsin last weekend. It's a damn fine beer, but unfortunately it's only available within the state of Wisconsin. If I ever drive up there - I flew last weekend - I'll have to bring a few cases back with me.

http://thebeercam.com/imgs/beerlist/NGspottedcow.jpg

camisadelgolf
09-29-2009, 09:28 AM
Had a New Glarus Spotted Cow when I was up in Wisconsin last weekend. It's a damn fine beer, but unfortunately it's only available within the state of Wisconsin. If I ever drive up there - I flew last weekend - I'll have to bring a few cases back with me.

http://thebeercam.com/imgs/beerlist/NGspottedcow.jpg
Great stuff. I certainly don't expect you to take me up on this, but I'd gladly buy a six-pack off you (and chip in an extra couple bucks for the trouble).

PapaBear
09-29-2009, 08:55 PM
I am a pretty big Land Shark fan and this summer I had an IPA at the Boston Beerworks across the street from the Garden and it was awesome, but can't remember what it was called. I am a big fan of the microbrews.

919191
12-06-2009, 10:45 AM
http://www.rocabegudes.cat/fotosproduc/ChimayBL.gif


Had one of these last night on tap in a glass like this. It was soooogood. It was also almost 12 bucks, too!

Redhook
12-06-2009, 04:03 PM
I like Chimay too.

I've been drinking Moelein's Christmas beer, Christkindl, this past week. Absolutely delcious. Just as good as Great Lakes Christmas beer.

paintmered
12-06-2009, 04:10 PM
http://www.rocabegudes.cat/fotosproduc/ChimayBL.gif


Had one of these last night on tap in a glass like this. It was soooogood. It was also almost 12 bucks, too!

That's really pricey, even for a Trappist.

I had my first Dogfish Head Worldwide Stout yesterday. I was nearly seeing stars by the end of it. It was surprisingly balanced for an 18% beer. Equally potent and delicious.

bucksfan2
12-07-2009, 11:15 AM
What is Trappist? I was at Party Source the other day and almost bought a couple of bottles but they were around $5.50/bottle.

919191
12-07-2009, 02:19 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trappist_beer

paintmered
12-07-2009, 06:00 PM
What is Trappist? I was at Party Source the other day and almost bought a couple of bottles but they were around $5.50/bottle.

Beer made with blessed water is expensive, yo. But consider it's cheaper here than it is in Belgium. I paid around 6 Euro per glass over there two years ago.

Try one of the Rochefort Quadrupples if you get the chance. :thumbup:

PedroBourbon
12-07-2009, 08:31 PM
Anybody had Leinenkugel's "Fireside Nut"? They only make it 2 months outta the year (Nov & Dec) and it is incredible. At 155 calories, it is probably a good thing it's only 2 months outta the year. Awesome stuff.

patience
01-28-2010, 07:55 AM
In my fridge right now: Sleeman's Honey Brown Lager and Creemore Premium Lager. Other Canadian favorites include Alexander Keith's IPA and their new Premium White, and especially Mill St. Brewery's Original Organic Lager.
Favorite US beer: New Belgium Fat Tire.
Favorite Belgium beer: Leffe Blonde
All-time favourite: Coopers Pale Ale (South Australian)

SunDeck
01-28-2010, 11:13 AM
Beer of late- local to me. I'm partial to their American Ale, but this one is pretty hoppin' good, too:

http://www.uplandbeer.com/beers/dragonfly2.png

camisadelgolf
01-28-2010, 01:23 PM
I have an aunt in San Bernardino, and she brought me back some beer brewed by Upland Brewing Company. It's great stuff. I hope I can get my hands on their Dragonfly IPA some time.

bucksfan2
01-28-2010, 01:27 PM
Been drinking some Breckenridge Brewery Beer as of late. The Christmas Ale and the Pale Ale I believe.

Redhook
01-28-2010, 02:54 PM
This thread makes me thirsty. :D

I had some Stone Levitation Ale at Gordo's the other day. Very good beer.

bucksfan2
01-28-2010, 03:29 PM
This thread makes me thirsty. :D

I had some Stone Levitation Ale at Gordo's the other day. Very good beer.

Gordo's, very good burgers. Pretty eclectic selection of beer as well.

jmcclain19
01-31-2010, 12:28 PM
Anyone else try the new Sam Adams Coastal Wheat?

An excellent wheat beer if you haven't yet - has a tinge of lemon flavor in it.

goreds2
03-24-2010, 10:46 PM
http://adamsbeerblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/sox-fan-got-beer.jpg

Hoosier Red
03-24-2010, 11:00 PM
I have an aunt in San Bernardino, and she brought me back some beer brewed by Upland Brewing Company. It's great stuff. I hope I can get my hands on their Dragonfly IPA some time.

That can't be the same Upland as the one in Bloomington.
Excellent beer though.

wolfboy
03-25-2010, 03:01 PM
Allagash Tripel: http://www.allagash.com/tripel.htm

pedro
03-25-2010, 03:16 PM
I've been drinking this a bit lately. It's on tap around town in a lot of places.

http://www.doublemountainbrewery.com/IMAGES/banner2.gif

http://www.doublemountainbrewery.com/index.html

Double Mountain- INDIA RED ALE «
The “IRA”, as it’s known around here, marries a ruby red color and rich body with the hop flavors of an IPA. Our unique ale yeast strain adds a delicious layer of complexity. One of the first beers we made, and an enduring favorite.
Brewed with Gambrinus Organic Pilsner malt, imported crystal
malt, Simcoe and Brewers’ Gold hops. 6.8% ABV, 55 BU

Brutus_the_Red
03-27-2010, 05:43 AM
My bar's hot items right now are both IPAs.

Troegs Nugget Nectar, which people are just absolutely crazy about this time of year...

And The Brew Kettle's Old 21. Both are amazing...

but the Nugget Nectar is just a notch better in my book.

paintmered
03-27-2010, 04:17 PM
My bar's hot items right now are both IPAs.

Troegs Nugget Nectar, which people are just absolutely crazy about this time of year...

And The Brew Kettle's Old 21. Both are amazing...

but the Nugget Nectar is just a notch better in my book.

And this is why Blind Bob's is awesome. That, and the stuffed burgers. :thumbup:

Brutus_the_Red
03-27-2010, 05:18 PM
And this is why Blind Bob's is awesome. That, and the stuffed burgers. :thumbup:

If you frequent the Oregon District, you might be inclined to check these out.

The District has Growlers....

http://s3.amazonaws.com/twitpic/photos/large/77122376.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=0ZRYP5X5F6FSMBCCSE82&Expires=1269725561&Signature=JqvMmKwrZdUnBkrfPPqbmnQ%2BnV4%3D

They cost $10, and you can have them filled at Blind Bob's, Thai 9, Trolley Stop, and South Park Tavern... 64oz of carryout draft beer... can't beat it.

Yachtzee
03-27-2010, 11:02 PM
I've been drinking some Belgian-style beers from Ommegang. If you head to the Baseball Hall of Fame, you have to check them out.

http://www.ommegang.com/

muddie
03-28-2010, 06:04 PM
I've been drinking some Belgian-style beers from Ommegang. If you head to the Baseball Hall of Fame, you have to check them out.

http://www.ommegang.com/

Good beers. We visited the brewery and got some free samples while at the BB HOF. We also visisted The Old Slugger Brewery there as well and got some free samples. I bought some of their brews and brought them back to NC with me. Their beer is very good as well. We were there about three years ago.

SunDeck
04-16-2010, 08:40 AM
FYI- Moerlein is returning home. (http://cincinnati.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/stories/2010/04/19/story2.html?b=1271649600^3198571)

OTR is not a bad ale, although technically speaking they should probably be brewing an Alt if they want to play up the German roots. They still make the lager, which is a good one.
I've got a thing about supporting local brewing, so I ask my peeps to bring a twelver from home whenever they come to Bloomington from Cincinnati.

SunDeck
04-16-2010, 08:45 AM
My wife is getting a quarter barrel of Quarryman Pale Ale (http://bbc.bloomington.com/paletext.html) for a weekend party. It's some good, locally brewed stuff. So good, that I'll take a pint of it over Arrogant Bastard at the local pubs.
Could there be a better wife in the world, I ask?

Chip R
04-16-2010, 10:04 AM
FYI- Moerlein is returning home. (http://cincinnati.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/stories/2010/04/19/story2.html?b=1271649600^3198571)

OTR is not a bad ale, although technically speaking they should probably be brewing an Alt if they want to play up the German roots.


I love OTR. One of my favorite beers. :beerme:

Roy Tucker
06-28-2010, 12:20 PM
Finally got to try Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale over the weekend.

It was decent and I'm glad I tried it. Strong stuff served in a snifter which lends to sipping rather than glugging (my normal beer drinking style). But in the future, I think I'll keep my beer and bourbon separate.

Ghosts of 1990
06-28-2010, 02:05 PM
I like Luenenkugel Summer Shanty (sp) and also Yueng Leng.

Hoosier Red
06-28-2010, 02:09 PM
My wife is getting a quarter barrel of Quarryman Pale Ale (http://bbc.bloomington.com/paletext.html) for a weekend party. It's some good, locally brewed stuff. So good, that I'll take a pint of it over Arrogant Bastard at the local pubs.
Could there be a better wife in the world, I ask?

Quarryman is an excellent beer.

For those in and around Indy, Scotty's Lakehouse has an excellent beer selection and excellent burgers. The Dill Chips are also fantastic.

Most recently I've been drinking Brooklyn Lager, Three Floyd's Pride and Joy, and Shock Top.

A bunch of different tastes but I enjoy some variety in my beer.

gonelong
06-28-2010, 06:26 PM
I like Luenenkugel Summer Shanty (sp) and also Yueng Leng.

Summer Shandy I think. Good for one beer after mowing the lawn when it's 90+ out. Otherwise not real interested.

GL

bucksfan2
06-29-2010, 11:23 AM
Right now I am enjoying

Pacifico

Sapporo in cans.

Corona - I really enjoy this in the summer.

GAC
06-29-2010, 05:09 PM
I'm on vacation right now, but while in Pa I bought two cases of Yuengling (Premium and Lager), Can't wait to get home! :D

Reds
07-01-2010, 10:33 PM
I'm on vacation right now, but while in Pa I bought two cases of Yuengling (Premium and Lager), Can't wait to get home! :D

Yuengling is my standard go to beer, I prefer the Lager but both are good. The Black and Tan is tasty too. The porter they make is average.

jimbo
07-02-2010, 12:50 AM
I'm on vacation right now, but while in Pa I bought two cases of Yuengling (Premium and Lager), Can't wait to get home! :D

I have some friends returning from South Carolina this weekend with a couple of cases of Yeungling for me. Have a place in my fridge ready for their arrival!

Johnny Footstool
07-02-2010, 10:38 PM
Finally got to try Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale over the weekend.

It was decent and I'm glad I tried it. Strong stuff served in a snifter which lends to sipping rather than glugging (my normal beer drinking style). But in the future, I think I'll keep my beer and bourbon separate.

I had that two weeks ago at Nicholson's in Cincinnati.

It was a unique experience. My body saw and smelled bourbon, and when I took my first sip, I could feel my taste buds bracing for that familiar bourbon burn.

But it wasn't there. I tasted vanilla, with no burn.

Each sip I took, my body was still fooled into thinking "bourbon," and it put my liver on red alert. But every time, I just had that sweet, easy, vanilla aftertaste.

It was an amazing sensation. I would absolutely love to find another batch of the stuff here in KC.

SunDeck
07-03-2010, 07:38 AM
I have some friends returning from South Carolina this weekend with a couple of cases of Yeungling for me. Have a place in my fridge ready for their arrival!

Those are some good friends to have.

I just went through a case of Magic Hat. Each twelver had a variety, a lager, pale ale, some crazy thing with beet juice in it, a ginger infused ale. All of it was pretty good stuff. Haven't seen it yet in the midwest though.

RFS62
07-03-2010, 01:25 PM
I'm surprised you don't have Yeungling readily available up there. It's all over the place down here.

Isn't it from Pennsylvania?

It's great beer.

Chip R
07-03-2010, 01:36 PM
I'm surprised you don't have Yeungling readily available up there. It's all over the place down here.

Isn't it from Pennsylvania?

It's great beer.

It's not available in Ohio.

jojo
07-03-2010, 01:41 PM
Free.

dougdirt
07-03-2010, 02:23 PM
It's not available in Ohio.

I have some friends who always complain about it not being available here.... is there a reason why its not?

SunDeck
07-03-2010, 04:27 PM
I have some friends who always complain about it not being available here.... is there a reason why its not?

From their website:

Why can't I find Yuengling nationwide?
The Yuengling Brewery is a regional brewer that has manufacturing plants in Pottsville, PA and Tampa, FL. Currently we distribute our products over a ten state area along the eastern seaboard. While there is significant interest for our products nationwide, unfortunately we do not have the manufacturing capabilities to service customers across the United States. As a result, our focus and efforts continues to be on our loyal customers and markets that are logistically feasible to our production facilities.

jimbo
07-03-2010, 11:02 PM
It recently made it's way to West Virginia, hoping Ohio isn't too far behind.

corkedbat
07-03-2010, 11:08 PM
I'm on vacation right now, but while in Pa I bought two cases of Yuengling (Premium and Lager), Can't wait to get home! :D

Killans Red & Negra Modelo are two of my favorites.

REDblooded
07-04-2010, 08:49 PM
Fallen in love recently with Drifter original Pale Ale... Awesome summery pale ale with notes of citrus...

Reds
07-04-2010, 08:56 PM
Murphy's is good too, more flavorful than Guinness IMO.

http://www.beerstore.com.au/beerstore/uploads/beerImages/Murphys_Draught_Irish_L.jpg

GAC
07-05-2010, 06:18 AM
From their website:

Why can't I find Yuengling nationwide?
The Yuengling Brewery is a regional brewer that has manufacturing plants in Pottsville, PA and Tampa, FL. Currently we distribute our products over a ten state area along the eastern seaboard. While there is significant interest for our products nationwide, unfortunately we do not have the manufacturing capabilities to service customers across the United States. As a result, our focus and efforts continues to be on our loyal customers and markets that are logistically feasible to our production facilities.

While that is probably true, it can be found as far as Florida and in Tennessee, but not in the state right next door (Ohio)?

I had a co-worker tell me it had to do with some sort of copyright (legal constraint) with Anheuser-Busch, which has a brewery in Ohio, over the eagle emblem that both products carry. But I found that hard to believe since AB products are sold in those other states too.

Maybe it's because the people of Ohio prefer their beer in cans? I know thats how it is in this region of the state :p:

I took some Yuengling down to my brother's cook-out this past weekend and them boys loved it.... "Yeah, it beats the heck out of Busch in a can!"

I have a couple buddies, whenever I go over to play some pool, I take beer because their fridge is always stocked with Busch in a can. And they'll stick with the Busch even though I offer them some "good stuff". LOL

jimbo
07-05-2010, 12:42 PM
While that is probably true, it can be found as far as Florida and in Tennessee, but not in the state right next door (Ohio)?


Yuengling bought a former Stroh's brewery in Tampa, FL in 1999, which explains why they distribute in the south.

I think it'll eventually get to Ohio. States like South Carolina, Tennessee, and West Virginia have just been added within the last 3-4 years, so they seem to be headed this way. It's becoming a popular brand (it's even our current President's favorite), so continued expansion makes plenty of sense.

Reds
07-05-2010, 04:39 PM
Yuengling is the cheapest beer in the state (north carolina) I've seen. You can get 22oz ers for like $1.25. It's insane.

muddie
07-05-2010, 05:30 PM
Yuengling ain't nothing to write home about. Frankly, I'd rather have a PBR than a Yuengling for the money. They may be the oldest brewery in the states, but they still don't have the best stuff out there. They're a bottom tier beer.

cinredsfan2000
07-05-2010, 07:16 PM
Yuengling ain't nothing to write home about. Frankly, I'd rather have a PBR than a Yuengling for the money. They may be the oldest brewery in the states, but they still don't have the best stuff out there. They're a bottom tier beer.

I dont know if id call them a bottom tier beer but i dont think it's anything to wrte home about either.

deltachi8
07-08-2010, 01:39 PM
We found a small brewery in Conroe, TX, about 40 minutes north of Houston that makes some pretty good beers. Southern Star Brewery.

I am not a huge Pal Ale fan,but was quite fond of their version(Pine Belt Pale Ale) The Buried Hatchet Stout is my favorite - a strong American Stout with 8.2%ABV and 50 IBU.

Free tours and tastings every Saturday with a good BBQ joint cooking is also a good thing.

http://www.southernstarbrewery.com/images/news/Image/NewPineBeltBG.jpg

Brutus_the_Red
10-22-2010, 04:50 AM
For all those Yuengling-Lovers out there who wish they could have it but live outside their distribution footprint...

The company looks to be expanding. Ohio soon?.?.?.

Yuengling Beer Thinks Big (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303496104575560670493092344.html?m od=WSJ_hp_editorsPicks_5)

Captain13
10-22-2010, 08:09 AM
Killans Red & Negra Modelo are two of my favorites.

Both very good beers. My current favorites are New Castle and Sam Adams Octoberfest.

I think I have the same deal with Octoberfest that all you Buckeyes have with Yuengling. I can only get it in limited quantites and at certain times.

RedsFan75
10-22-2010, 10:05 PM
Never cared for Yuengling, but I do like Sam Adams Octoberfest...

Johnny Footstool
10-22-2010, 10:30 PM
Paulaner Oktoberfest leaves Sam Adams in the dust. It's a true marzen, smooth and malty. If you like Fat Tire, you'll probably like this.

http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/124/386

cincyinco
10-23-2010, 06:00 AM
Paulaner Oktoberfest leaves Sam Adams in the dust. It's a true marzen, smooth and malty. If you like Fat Tire, you'll probably like this.

http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/124/386

Definitely in my top favorites, a fantastic beer. Forget Sam Adams

muddie
10-23-2010, 09:30 AM
Over the past several seasons I have not been as impressed with Sam Adams Octoberfest as I used to be. Some years back I was all about it every fall. I almost wonder if they have tweaked the recipe because it has a sweeter taste than what I recall some years back, too sweet now. I've had a few twelve packs this fall but not so much as in the past. Over the years I'm pretty sure Sam has played with the recipes of some of its beers.

Sam did do a good job this year with their pumpkin ale and their dunkelweizen that was part of their autumn beer sampler twelve pack.

Although the beer was here one day and gone the next week, the Shiner Octoberfest was pretty good. I believe this year was the fist year it was in our area.

I was not really impressed with the Sierra Nevada Autumn Tumbler. I realize I'm probabaly in the minority on that one. I'm not a big fan of Sierra Nevada beers in general.

Unfortunately, it seems like the fall beers are on the shelf a few short weeks and gone. I saw Sam Adams Winter Lager on the shelf the other day.

paintmered
10-23-2010, 02:41 PM
I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who thinks Sam Adams Oktoberfest isn't good. At least it's not as bad as their Irish Red. That is one truly awful beer. On the other hand, like muddie, I also enjoyed their dunkelweizen.

I appreciate Jim Koch for putting American craft breweries on the map. But now that so many fantastic breweries are out there, many of the Sam Adams beers simply don't match up.

Redhook
10-23-2010, 07:46 PM
I too don't like Sam Adams Octoberfest. I used to, but now it is just not a very good beer for some reason. I'll have to try some of the Octoberfest's listed here as I haven't had a really good one yet this season.

cincyinco
11-02-2010, 04:57 AM
Ah yes.. Blue Moon Winter Abbey Ale is back..

Hillsdale87
11-02-2010, 09:48 AM
Golden Monkey, Fat Tire, and Belhaven are a few of my faves. They tend to be a little more expensive though, so I don't get them often. The beer that I probably get the most is Newcastle. I love that stuff

GIK
11-02-2010, 06:27 PM
I'm enjoying a Hacker-Pschorr Oktoberfest right now.

westofyou
11-02-2010, 06:47 PM
http://www.ninkasibrewing.com/

New York Red
11-03-2010, 12:17 AM
I know it's a boring choice, but for me it's Bud Light. I apologize to you guys who have such a wide and diverse love of the ale. Many of which I'm not familiar with.

:beerme:

Chip R
11-03-2010, 09:42 AM
I know it's a boring choice, but for me it's Bud Light. I apologize to you guys who have such a wide and diverse love of the ale. Many of which I'm not familiar with.

:beerme:

I have heard that the most popular beer in Ireland is Budweiser.

bucksfan2
11-03-2010, 09:46 AM
I have heard that the most popular beer in Ireland is Budweiser.

There was a study done in Maxim magazine about the beer that most millionaires drank. The answer was Budweiser.

SunDeck
11-03-2010, 09:59 AM
Contrary to the rantings of beer purists, Bud is not a "bad" beer. It's made to exacting standards and is brewed with precision. It's a rice mash, for which it is criticized, and the history of that goes back to the days when they decided to stay away from American barley because of its high protein content and therefore its lack of utility in brewing a "bright", bohemian styled lager.
I do not prefer Bud, but that's not because it's a huge corporate brewery, or because it's an everyman beer. I just like pilseners, and at that, I like them wickedly bitter. And I like ales, Bud Ale being one that I find tolerably good. It's not a great ale, but it's what Bud needed to do in order to appeal to the marketplace they target, not the beer connoisseur, who wants a triple hopped IPA, but the Bud drinkers who want to try a more fashionable "craft" product.

My favorite beer of the week is my hometown brew- Upland Dragonfly IPA. It's got a good citrus taste, and it's not $9 a six pack. And I think it's that time of year again when I need to polish off the brewing equipment.

westofyou
11-03-2010, 10:07 AM
Contrary to the rantings of beer purists, Bud is not a "bad" beer. It's made to exacting standards and is brewed with precision. It's a rice mash, for which it is criticized, and the history of that goes back to the days when they decided to stay away from American barley because of its high protein content and therefore its lack of utility in brewing a "bright", bohemian styled lager.
I do not prefer Bud, but that's not because it's a huge corporate brewery, or because it's an everyman beer. I just like pilseners, and at that, I like them wickedly bitter. And I like ales, Bud Ale being one that I find tolerably good. It's not a great ale, but it's what Bud needed to do in order to appeal to the marketplace they target, not the beer connoisseur, who wants a triple hopped IPA, but the Bud drinkers who want to try a more fashionable "craft" product.

My favorite beer of the week is my hometown brew- Upland Dragonfly IPA. It's got a good citrus taste, and it's not $9 a six pack. And I think it's that time of year again when I need to polish off the brewing equipment.
Bud gives me a migraine, I cheap beer it up with PBR, add a lemon when it's hot.. you can drink 5 and play softball, a good utility beer, fits in my hand and doesn't tip over when I place it on the ground.

Roy Tucker
11-03-2010, 10:26 AM
I'm sure it works for other people, but I've been done with light beer for a while now. It's a realization I came to over the past couple years.

if I'm going to drink beer, I want a *beer*. I'd rather drink one heavy beer than 2-3 light beers. Something with substance and taste and character.

Not a criticism of light beer and people that drink it. I drank light beer for a long time. But its time with me has come and gone.

And PBR and Bud are often found in my garage fridge. My son buys all the whoop-dee-doo craft beers, but Dad's beer is just regular stuff.

Hoosier Red
11-03-2010, 11:09 AM
I know it's a boring choice, but for me it's Bud Light. I apologize to you guys who have such a wide and diverse love of the ale. Many of which I'm not familiar with.

:beerme:

I really like a lot of craft beers, but if I drink 2 or 3 of those I'm falling asleep. Pretty much instantly.
If I'm drinking something during a round of golf, or any other afternoon activities, I prefer Bud Light.

SunDeck
11-03-2010, 12:54 PM
I'm sure it works for other people, but I've been done with light beer for a while now. It's a realization I came to over the past couple years.

if I'm going to drink beer, I want a *beer*. I'd rather drink one heavy beer than 2-3 light beers. Something with substance and taste and character.



+1

I came to that conclusion some time ago, myself. Mind you, I'll never turn down a beer if offered, no matter it's brand name or style, but that's just plain old good manners and politeness. But I'd never purposefully choose a light beer. If I want to cut calories, I'll just drink fewer beers than change to something that isn't full enough for my liking.



Bud gives me a migraine, I cheap beer it up with PBR, add a lemon when it's hot.. you can drink 5 and play softball, a good utility beer, fits in my hand and doesn't tip over when I place it on the ground.

I believe it's the yeast strain Bud uses. The resurgence of PBR is interesting, it certainly has a niche with the music and retro cool scene here in Bloomington. I wonder if it's due to Dennis Hopper?

kaldaniels
11-03-2010, 12:59 PM
I really like a lot of craft beers, but if I drink 2 or 3 of those I'm falling asleep. Pretty much instantly.
If I'm drinking something during a round of golf, or any other afternoon activities, I prefer Bud Light.

Alton Brown said something once to the effect of "if I've been out mowing the yard in the hot sun, I don't want to crack open a fancy-boy beer...just give me a Bud Light (or whatever cheapie he said)". Couldn't agree more.

There's a time and a place for both cheap beer and craft beer.

bucksfan2
11-03-2010, 01:02 PM
I'm sure it works for other people, but I've been done with light beer for a while now. It's a realization I came to over the past couple years.

if I'm going to drink beer, I want a *beer*. I'd rather drink one heavy beer than 2-3 light beers. Something with substance and taste and character.

Not a criticism of light beer and people that drink it. I drank light beer for a long time. But its time with me has come and gone.

And PBR and Bud are often found in my garage fridge. My son buys all the whoop-dee-doo craft beers, but Dad's beer is just regular stuff.

I am a light beer kind of guy. I like pilsners and lagers and have gotten into the Mexican light beer as of late (Dos Equis and Pacifico). I find that the lighter the beer is the more refreshing the beer is.

As for the darker craft style beer I do enjoy those from time to time. Normally when it is cold out I enjoy Christmas ales and always enjoy Fat Tire (as long as it isn't scorching hot outside).

I have never really drank Bud Heavy. Don't know why I am a Miller Lite guy when drinking more than a couple of beers. If I am at a micro brewery I usually stay towards the light end of the scale. I used to like Wheat Beers until I went to Munich and all their wheat beers were a little bit warmer. I don't like warm beers.

Johnny Footstool
11-03-2010, 03:03 PM
Bud gives me a migraine, I cheap beer it up with PBR, add a lemon when it's hot.. you can drink 5 and play softball, a good utility beer, fits in my hand and doesn't tip over when I place it on the ground.

Lemon gives lighter beers a great flavor. I haven't tried it with PBR, but I will.

Bud Light with a lime slice tastes pretty good. You'll get some disapproving scowls from "real guys" at the bar, but you can usually dispell them with a comment like "Yeah, I know, it's wrong to ruin the good taste of Bud Light with a piece of fruit, but I need my vitamins."

BTW - the official "Bud Light Lime" is an abomination. Just buy Bud Light and a lime and DIY.

RichRed
11-03-2010, 03:13 PM
PBR may be the trendy choice of hipsters from coast to coast, but that doesn't change the fact that it's a pretty fine product.

I like my fair share of fancy beers with names I can't pronounce but I like a nice PBR when sitting on my deck or tailgating at a football game. And I'm going to try that lemon thing too.

Johnny Footstool
11-03-2010, 03:35 PM
If you can find Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat on tap and add a lemon slice, you're in for some deliciousness.

Also, Cincinnati natives might not agree, but Hudy Delight is a good yard beer.

paintmered
11-03-2010, 03:50 PM
I've never understood the fascination with Fat Tire. It's not even the best beer brewed by New Belgium (1556 is beyond delicoius).

What am I missing? :confused:

westofyou
11-03-2010, 03:58 PM
I've never understood the fascination with Fat Tire. It's not even the best beer brewed by New Belgium (1556 is beyond delicoius).

What am I missing? :confused:

It's an amber and thus more closer in taste to the middle.

I find it pedestrian myself.

SunDeck
11-03-2010, 04:28 PM
After I cut the grass I want water, not a diuretic.

Anybody have a good craft brewed pils to recommend? There seems to be an abundance of ales, but I don't see many craft pils.

My all time favorite pils, but it's pretty hard to find in the US:

http://beersuggest.com/static/images/beer/556px-Flensburger_Brauerei_logo.svg.png

Cedric
11-03-2010, 04:31 PM
Haven't read the whole thread. I prefer Chimay and Peg Leg to anything else.

RichRed
11-03-2010, 04:31 PM
After I cut the grass I want water, not a diuretic.


I'm greedy; give me both.

westofyou
11-03-2010, 04:34 PM
After I cut the grass I want water, not a diuretic.

Anybody have a good craft brewed pils to recommend? There seems to be an abundance of ales, but I don't see many craft pils.

My all time favorite pils, but it's pretty hard to find in the US:

http://beersuggest.com/static/images/beer/556px-Flensburger_Brauerei_logo.svg.png

caldera?

http://www.calderabrewing.com/Page.asp?NavID=4

Stephenk29
11-03-2010, 07:38 PM
Waitress at Buffalo Wild Wings suggested this one: Half Woodchuck, half blue moon. Tried it, meh.

Redhook
11-03-2010, 08:29 PM
Waitress at Buffalo Wild Wings suggested this one: Half Woodchuck, half blue moon. Tried it, meh.

:barf:

Wow, that sounds disgusting. I can't stand Woodchuck as it is, let alone mixing it with a blue moon. Good gracious.

Johnny Footstool
11-03-2010, 10:08 PM
I've never understood the fascination with Fat Tire. It's not even the best beer brewed by New Belgium (1556 is beyond delicoius).

What am I missing? :confused:

If you're a fan of malty amber ales (I am), then Fat Tire is a good option.

Captain13
11-04-2010, 08:58 AM
:thumbup::beerme:
I'm greedy; give me both.

bucksfan2
11-04-2010, 10:18 AM
After I cut the grass I want water, not a diuretic.

Anybody have a good craft brewed pils to recommend? There seems to be an abundance of ales, but I don't see many craft pils.

My all time favorite pils, but it's pretty hard to find in the US:

http://beersuggest.com/static/images/beer/556px-Flensburger_Brauerei_logo.svg.png

Go to Germany and drink their pils or hellis. It is so much better over there than it is in America.

There is a new brewery in the Cincinnati Area called Rivertown Brewing Company. You can find their stuff at Biggs and it is pretty good if you ask me. I am a big fan of their hellis.

http://rivertownbrewery.com/

Chip R
11-04-2010, 11:14 AM
I'm greedy; give me both.

That would be Miller Lite.

Johnny Footstool
11-04-2010, 05:11 PM
That would be Miller Lite.

YouTube - Miller Lite Commercial - vintage bowling (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omB-HVs6sRw&p=60A6E82582A123C0&playnext=1&index=60)

Brutus_the_Red
11-04-2010, 11:24 PM
PBR may be the trendy choice of hipsters from coast to coast, but that doesn't change the fact that it's a pretty fine product.


Ahh, PBR. My bar is the #2 seller of PBR in southwest Ohio. Very soon to be #1. I really do love the stuff. Hipster or not ;)

TC81190
11-04-2010, 11:32 PM
+1

I came to that conclusion some time ago, myself. Mind you, I'll never turn down a beer if offered, no matter it's brand name or style, but that's just plain old good manners and politeness. But I'd never purposefully choose a light beer. If I want to cut calories, I'll just drink fewer beers than change to something that isn't full enough for my liking.




I believe it's the yeast strain Bud uses. The resurgence of PBR is interesting, it certainly has a niche with the music and retro cool scene here in Bloomington. I wonder if it's due to Dennis Hopper?
Dunno where it originated, but yeah, PBR is popular amongst alternative/indie culture, which has a strong presence here in Bloomington.

And it's good with a slice of orange, as somebody mentioned lemon earlier.

pedro
11-05-2010, 01:20 AM
I've warmed up to PBR quite a lot over the last couple of years. It's my trash beer of choice. When I was Austin last month I drank a lot of Imperial (from Costa Rica) which, due to its' packaging, we dubbed "Space Nazi Light". It has a very PBR taste to it.

http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQoL4u8G5n9-0OVWfFfkpW413P7YYG_iGhfQIWzM9PheTrJ5KI&t=1&usg=__CPQuEzfRcC4UDQ_Khnf0Ee-vLM8=

cincyinco
11-05-2010, 04:17 AM
I love beers of all types. I like PBR, I like MGD, I like Busch. I love Modelo in a can, Dos Equis with a lime, and Pacifico Clara. Fat Tire is good, but much better off the tap.. and as someone else mentioned, it is not even New Belgiums best.. I vote for their Trippel. Give me Stella Artrois, Paulaner, Guinness, and Boddingtons. I will take Bluemoon, 90 Schilling, Full Sail, and Avery Brews.. Give me a Bock, a tasty Marzen, Pils, or stout.

As the saying goes.. a good tune is a good tune.. and dangit.. a good beer is a good beer. There's a beer out there for everyone. If you say you don't like beer, or can't find one that suites your tastebuds(not anyone in this thread obviously..), then I contend you just haven't looked hard enough.

cincyinco
11-05-2010, 04:24 AM
And BTDub.. Have some new beers I am looking forward to.. Ten Fiddy.. a 10.5 percent Stout from Oskar Blues brewery out of Durango CO.. The Jubilation Ale I am drinking right now is darn tasty.. Blue Moon Winter Abbey, my absolute favorite winter ale is on deck in the fridge.. winter seasonals are the best IMO.. do yourself a favor and try something new.. you're only doing yourself a disservice if you don't. Far too many delicious and quality brews out there to stick to just one thing..

SunDeck
11-05-2010, 06:18 AM
Dunno where it originated, but yeah, PBR is popular amongst alternative/indie culture, which has a strong presence here in Bloomington.


Beer of choice at the Vid and Alley Bar.

wolfboy
11-05-2010, 09:04 AM
I picked up a really nice Tripel recently:

http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/268/47909

Sea Ray
11-05-2010, 09:47 AM
This is one cool thread...:thumbup:

I only wish I could try all the tempting brews mentioned in these 1000 posts...

SunDeck
11-05-2010, 09:56 AM
I'll be heading to the Big Red Liquor beer garage after work tonight and will report back on my pilsner research. I have about six pounds of Avril's sausage in my freezer to cleanse the palette.

It's for the good of others that I go forth in this endeavor.

BillDoran
11-05-2010, 12:56 PM
And BTDub.. Have some new beers I am looking forward to.. Ten Fiddy.. a 10.5 percent Stout from Oskar Blues brewery out of Durango CO.. The Jubilation Ale I am drinking right now is darn tasty.. Blue Moon Winter Abbey, my absolute favorite winter ale is on deck in the fridge.. winter seasonals are the best IMO.. do yourself a favor and try something new.. you're only doing yourself a disservice if you don't. Far too many delicious and quality brews out there to stick to just one thing..

I concur on the winter beers. The Chicago winter beers don't seem to be the heavy variety I became accustomed to in Portland. Heading back to Portland for a visit in December, really looking forward to some Jubelale on tap.

I also really enjoy Old Rasputin Imperial Stout and the like (though the bourbon barrel-aged turn me off a bit). Anyone else have favorite stouts?

SunDeck
11-06-2010, 06:50 AM
I just bought a sixer of Prima Pils, from Victory Brewery. Excellent stuff; bright, clear straw color, good sharp hoppy finish. Satisfying stuff, to say the least.

http://m2.wnymedia.net/files/2007/08/victoryprima.gif

I spoke to the beer buyer at Big Red, who said many lagers are actually brewed in a pils style. According to him, probably any of the German lagers are going to be pilsners, but I am dubious because my memory differs and because there were a few German beers at the store that were labeled "pilsner". If they are all pilsners, then why would that be? Perhaps he was just trying to get rid of me or he didn't know what he was talking about.

This particular beer is intensely hoppy, which is what I have always thought to be the marker of a pils as opposed to a regular "lager". More research is needed, clearly.

Johnny Footstool
11-06-2010, 02:21 PM
I'll be heading to the Big Red Liquor beer garage after work tonight and will report back on my pilsner research. I have about six pounds of Avril's sausage in my freezer to cleanse the palette.

It's for the good of others that I go forth in this endeavor.

God bless you and your work.

Brutus_the_Red
11-07-2010, 02:10 PM
tapped the Great Lakes Christmas Ale last night.... OMG. Amazing.

SunDeck
11-20-2010, 09:19 AM
Celebration ale just made its appearance in Bloomington, my official start to the holiday season!
God bless the good people of Sierra Nevada.

http://thefullpint.com/main/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/sncelebrationale.jpg

SunDeck
11-20-2010, 09:21 AM
God bless you and your work.

The extra five I'll pack on in this endeavor are for you, Johnny.

Sea Ray
11-20-2010, 09:39 AM
Celebration ale just made its appearance in Bloomington, my official start to the holiday season!
God bless the good people of Sierra Nevada.

http://thefullpint.com/main/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/sncelebrationale.jpg

So how is it? I take it you'd recommend it? Does Sierra Nevada put this out every year?

SunDeck
11-20-2010, 10:03 AM
Indeed I do recommend it. It's probably closer to an IPA, but it also has something like a caramel flavor too. I wonder if the malts used for this are a little on the dark side.

westofyou
11-20-2010, 10:15 AM
Indeed I do recommend it. It's probably closer to an IPA, but it also has something like a caramel flavor too. I wonder if the malts used for this are a little on the dark side.

Celebration has always been my favorite winter release, never as spicy as Anchor's or not as ridiculously big like a lot of the local guys here, or sweet like Deschutes Jubelale.

It's particularly good on tap.

redhawkfish
11-20-2010, 10:22 AM
tapped the Great Lakes Christmas Ale last night.... OMG. Amazing.

This is my favorite seasonal beer! I haven't found it any where in the Milford area yet though.

Redhook
11-20-2010, 06:23 PM
This is my favorite seasonal beer! I haven't found it any where in the Milford area yet though.

Every winter, Zips in Mt. Lookout offers it on draft. Zip's cheeseburger + Great Lakes Christmas Ale = Outstanding!

GIK
11-20-2010, 09:36 PM
Founders Pale Ale

Redhook
11-28-2010, 12:03 PM
I went to Champps last night off Union Centre in West Chester. Shortly after arriving, I was very pleased to find out they offered both Great Lakes Christmas Ale and Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale on draft. To put it mildly, it was good night.

forfreelin04
11-28-2010, 08:16 PM
Drinking the Columbus Brewing Company's Winter Warmer at the moment. Very good beer, but nothing compared to Blue Moons Winter Abbey. That taste is phenomenal. Only thing I would change is the APV. It could have a little more kick and still be very good.

Cedric
12-07-2010, 08:24 PM
Just snuck into Jungle Jim's and grabbed two 6 packs of Anchor Steam's Christmas ale and Thirsty Dog's 12 beers of Xmas.

Love the Great lakes Xmas ale also.

westofyou
12-07-2010, 09:55 PM
Just snuck into Jungle Jim's and grabbed two 6 packs of Anchor Steam's Christmas ale and Thirsty Dog's 12 beers of Xmas.

Love the Great lakes Xmas ale also.

How much was the Anchor?

I saw it at Whole Foods for $11 bucks a 6 pack... I laughed.

kaldaniels
12-07-2010, 10:09 PM
How much was the Anchor?

I saw it at Whole Foods for $11 bucks a 6 pack... I laughed.

What does Anchor (regular) go for on the West Coast. It's always been 10 dollars for a 6 pk here back East, 9 dollars if I'm lucky.

westofyou
12-07-2010, 10:48 PM
What does Anchor (regular) go for on the West Coast. It's always been 10 dollars for a 6 pk here back East, 9 dollars if I'm lucky.

Actually I don't see it as much up in Portland as I did in the bay (do duh eh?) so I'm unsure, but most "craft" beers around here go for $7.50 a 6 pack, 8 bucks.... maybe. But I do note that the holiday beers tend to be a tad more pricey, even at the local pubs.

I do however never see a 10 buck 6 pack.

I'm more of pub guy myself, and my pub just released their holiday beers (though I still prefer the regular IPA)

This year's offerings include Blitzen Golden Ale, Brewdolph Belgian Style Red, C-Son's Greetings Imperial IPA , Holiday Cheer Porter, Jolly Bock German Style Bock, Old Tavern Rat Barley Wine, 8 Malty Nights Chocolate Rye, and Bourbon Barrel Aged 8 Malty Nights.

All beers will be on tap at all five Lompoc pubs (New Old Lompoc, Hedge House, Oaks Bottom, Fifth Quadrant and Sidebar) November 30. Two of the beers, C'son's Greetings and Bourbon Barrel Aged 8 Malty Nights will also be available in 22 ounce bottles - great stocking stuffers!

Blitzen is a holiday golden ale brewed with figs, cinnamon and nutmeg. It's light bodied with fruity and spicy flavors and an aroma reminiscent of bread pudding (4.9% ABV). Brewdolph Belgian style red ale features a malty and creamy body. Brewed with the Belgian Ardennes yeast strain, it boasts a mild fruitiness and a spicy clove character (7.7% ABV).

C-Son's Greetings is the big brother to the brewery's popular C-Note. It features a rich caramel malty body with an endless developing hop presence from all seven of the "C" hops - Crystal, Cluster, Cascade, Chinook, Centennial, Columbus and Challenger (8% ABV). Holiday Cheer is a robust vanilla porter that combines big chocolate flavor and a full body with mellow vanilla notes, compliments of whole vanilla beans in the conditioning tank (6.8% ABV).

Jolly Bock is a lager brewed with a generous amount of Munich malt to develop the deep amber color and rich malt flavor. The malty flavor is balanced with a spicy hop bitterness (7.3% ABV). Old Tavern Rat is a dark amber colored barleywine that was aged for almost a year prior to its release. The beer's strong bitterness is balanced with the sweetness of caramel and toffee flavors (9.4% ABV).

Portland's first Hanukkah seasonal, 8 Malty Nights is a Chocolate Rye that features a roasted chocolate flavor and a sweet finish. It is dark brown in color and lightly hopped with English style hops (6.5% ABV). Bourbon Barrel Aged 8 Malty Nights was brewed for Hannukah 2009 and aged in bourbon barrels for nine months. It features a roasted chocolate flavor with hints of bourbon and oak (6.5% ABV).

Cedric
12-08-2010, 03:06 PM
Actually I don't see it as much up in Portland as I did in the bay (do duh eh?) so I'm unsure, but most "craft" beers around here go for $7.50 a 6 pack, 8 bucks.... maybe. But I do note that the holiday beers tend to be a tad more pricey, even at the local pubs.

I do however never see a 10 buck 6 pack.

I'm more of pub guy myself, and my pub just released their holiday beers (though I still prefer the regular IPA)

This year's offerings include Blitzen Golden Ale, Brewdolph Belgian Style Red, C-Son's Greetings Imperial IPA , Holiday Cheer Porter, Jolly Bock German Style Bock, Old Tavern Rat Barley Wine, 8 Malty Nights Chocolate Rye, and Bourbon Barrel Aged 8 Malty Nights.

All beers will be on tap at all five Lompoc pubs (New Old Lompoc, Hedge House, Oaks Bottom, Fifth Quadrant and Sidebar) November 30. Two of the beers, C'son's Greetings and Bourbon Barrel Aged 8 Malty Nights will also be available in 22 ounce bottles - great stocking stuffers!

Blitzen is a holiday golden ale brewed with figs, cinnamon and nutmeg. It's light bodied with fruity and spicy flavors and an aroma reminiscent of bread pudding (4.9% ABV). Brewdolph Belgian style red ale features a malty and creamy body. Brewed with the Belgian Ardennes yeast strain, it boasts a mild fruitiness and a spicy clove character (7.7% ABV).

C-Son's Greetings is the big brother to the brewery's popular C-Note. It features a rich caramel malty body with an endless developing hop presence from all seven of the "C" hops - Crystal, Cluster, Cascade, Chinook, Centennial, Columbus and Challenger (8% ABV). Holiday Cheer is a robust vanilla porter that combines big chocolate flavor and a full body with mellow vanilla notes, compliments of whole vanilla beans in the conditioning tank (6.8% ABV).

Jolly Bock is a lager brewed with a generous amount of Munich malt to develop the deep amber color and rich malt flavor. The malty flavor is balanced with a spicy hop bitterness (7.3% ABV). Old Tavern Rat is a dark amber colored barleywine that was aged for almost a year prior to its release. The beer's strong bitterness is balanced with the sweetness of caramel and toffee flavors (9.4% ABV).

Portland's first Hanukkah seasonal, 8 Malty Nights is a Chocolate Rye that features a roasted chocolate flavor and a sweet finish. It is dark brown in color and lightly hopped with English style hops (6.5% ABV). Bourbon Barrel Aged 8 Malty Nights was brewed for Hannukah 2009 and aged in bourbon barrels for nine months. It features a roasted chocolate flavor with hints of bourbon and oak (6.5% ABV).

Blitzen is amazing. I got the 6 pack for 9.99 yesterday.

goreds2
12-26-2010, 02:22 PM
http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20101226/BIZ01/12260314/1196/NEWS/Scarce-beer-may-be-sold-here?GID=4SNcKqjXJJiyXi/WlxR+Qy8I003KGhk0pDz8AZEubaw%3D

Tadasimha
12-26-2010, 10:01 PM
Count Magnus Belgian Strong at Blue Cat Brew Pub in Rock Island, IL. Their Big Bad Dog dark is also very good.

Most of the time I stick with bourbon and ice, though.

muddie
12-30-2010, 08:19 AM
There is a brewery in Asheville, N.C. that some of you may be familiar with, Highland Brewery. I have been enjoying several of their beers over the break. The Black Mocha Stout and the Porter are good. Their Gaelic Ale is probably my favorite.

I aslo tried the Bell's Winter White Ale and found it to be a nice break from the darker beers.

muddie
01-18-2011, 05:31 PM
Why don't you guys tell me what you think of the new version of the Blue Moon Spring beer.

goreds2
01-18-2011, 08:56 PM
It is hard to find to find Lowenbrau these days. This is pretty close if not better tasting than that.

http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs46/f/2009/187/a/f/Stella_Artois_by_vivifyer.jpg

Brutus_the_Red
01-19-2011, 05:17 AM
http://www.examiner.com/images/blog/wysiwyg/image/bells-hopslam(2).png

We tapped this and blew the half-barrel in less than 24 hours. New record.

And totally amazing.

bucksfan2
01-19-2011, 09:04 AM
http://www.examiner.com/images/blog/wysiwyg/image/bells-hopslam(2).png

We tapped this and blew the half-barrel in less than 24 hours. New record.

And totally amazing.

Wow. I didn't really care for that beer. Too hoppy, almost tasted like grapefruit. I don't like grape fruit.

I had some Colorado Native when I was out it Colorado. I thought it was fantastic.

Sea Ray
01-20-2011, 09:09 AM
tapped the Great Lakes Christmas Ale last night.... OMG. Amazing.

Did they bottle that or was it only available on tap? I had one at a bar over the holidays but never saw it in a 6 pack

BRM
02-04-2011, 08:51 AM
Good to see this making a comeback.

http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20110203/COLUMNISTS06/302030105/1025/NEWS02/Falls-City-Beer-back-area-called-home

Johnny Footstool
02-04-2011, 04:57 PM
I'm a sucker for easy-drinking lagers, and I've been a fan of Capital Supper Club for a while. I finally found a liquor store that is reasonably close to home. Unfortunately, it's ridiculously expensive ($8.50 for a sixer).

LoganBuck
02-05-2011, 02:19 PM
Been trying some Warsteiner Dunkel. I really like it.

NoCalRed
02-08-2011, 02:26 AM
http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/20110204/ARTICLES/110209678

Don't know if it's worth waiting in line for, but hop lovers in Portland, Bay Area, SoCal, Colorado and Philly if you see Pliny the Younger it is tasty.

westofyou
02-08-2011, 01:35 PM
http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/20110204/ARTICLES/110209678

Don't know if it's worth waiting in line for, but hop lovers in Portland, Bay Area, SoCal, Colorado and Philly if you see Pliny the Younger it is tasty.

I was just in Oakland and they are waiting with empty glasses for this, which sounds a lot like the beer Don Younger made with Hair of the Dog up here in PDX (and he recently passed)

LoganBuck
02-08-2011, 02:30 PM
1000 Posts of Glory

Had a Shiner Bock on tap, for the first time in years the other day. Still good.