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savafan
03-25-2007, 06:11 AM
Sounds like an interesting beer.

http://www.mlive.com/news/kzgazette/index.ssf?/base/news-22/11747965203960.xml&coll=7

Redhook
03-25-2007, 06:58 AM
Sounds like an interesting beer.

http://www.mlive.com/news/kzgazette/index.ssf?/base/news-22/11747965203960.xml&coll=7

mmmm......beer.

I've never heard of Oberon beer. As long as they don't get rid of Great Lakes Burning River Ale I'll be a happy camper.

Chip R
03-25-2007, 09:46 AM
I've never heard of it either. Is it any good?

Of course it will only be sold in the upper deck behind 3rd base on day games on Tuesdays and Thursdays. ;)

westofyou
03-25-2007, 09:55 AM
A wheat ale in the heat is a good choice, not heavy and not an american lager.

Portland's big on those in the summer, they are served in a tall glass with lemon

An American wheat ale brewed with Saaz hops. Spicy and fruity, Oberon is the color and scent of a summer afternoon.

Chip R
03-25-2007, 09:59 AM
You sound like J. Peterman. ;)

Smells like a summer afternoon, huh? I'm not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing.

savafan
03-25-2007, 10:13 AM
After Ravenlord turned me on to Blue Moon, I love wheat ales.

vaticanplum
03-25-2007, 01:34 PM
Oberon is Bell's Oberon, right? It's pretty good. I'm not a big fan of wheat beers generally, but it's got a good flavor and is pretty light.

I've never heard it called just "Oberon" though, people always say the Bell's before it, but it has to be the same thing.

vaticanplum
03-25-2007, 01:35 PM
Portland's big on those in the summer, they are served in a tall glass with lemon

Or an orange, a lot places throw orange slices into them. I doubt that will happen at GABP though :)

justincredible
03-25-2007, 01:37 PM
I'm a huge fan of wheat beer so I am anxious to try this at a game now. Blue Moon is my favorite well-known beer.

StillFunkyB
03-25-2007, 01:45 PM
mmmm......beer.

I've never heard of Oberon beer. As long as they don't get rid of Great Lakes Burning River Ale I'll be a happy camper.

Sippin on one as I type this! :thumbup:

Me likes Christmas Ale the best.

George Anderson
03-25-2007, 01:49 PM
5.8% alcohol volume sure beats Coors Lights 4.2% :thumbup:

Chip R
03-25-2007, 02:10 PM
5.8% alcohol volume sure beats Coors Lights 4.2% :thumbup:


I'm sure the good folks at GAB will take care of that.

GIK
03-25-2007, 06:06 PM
Bell's Oberon. Yum.

DoogMinAmo
03-25-2007, 07:13 PM
Sippin on one as I type this! :thumbup:

Me likes Christmas Ale the best.

Great Lakes, Holy Moses... yum.

While we are on the wheat beer discussion, Sam Adams White and Summer Ales are very, very, very good.

OSUmed2010
03-25-2007, 07:19 PM
Man.... I love beer. Too bad beer at the stadium is so darn expensive. I guess I'll just stick to High Life and PBR.

GAC
03-25-2007, 08:50 PM
I've never heard of it either. Is it any good?

I'll let you know. A review will be included in my monthly beer newsletter titled....Mmmmm Beer. :mooner:

reds1869
03-25-2007, 08:57 PM
Great Lakes, Holy Moses... yum.

While we are on the wheat beer discussion, Sam Adams White and Summer Ales are very, very, very good.

Elliot Ness and Edmund Fitzgerald Porter are excellent too. Great Lakes is one of the things I remember fondly from Cleveland. Thank goodness for Jungle Jim's in Fairfield--they carry GL's entire line of beers!

Heath
03-25-2007, 09:19 PM
Where do they sell Crooked River in GABP?

I must admit I was hooked on something called "Redlegg Ale" behind Sec 417. They replaced it last year with Coors Light. So I had to go find the Molson.

But, if you know where the Crooked River was, I'm all over that.

reds1869
03-25-2007, 10:18 PM
Where do they sell Crooked River in GABP?

I must admit I was hooked on something called "Redlegg Ale" behind Sec 417. They replaced it last year with Coors Light. So I had to go find the Molson.

But, if you know where the Crooked River was, I'm all over that.
You can get Red Legg at Jungle Jim's too; not a far drive from Dayton--less than an hour. Swing by on your way home from a game some time. Red Legg is made by Barrell House in Over-The-Rhine.

Redhook
03-25-2007, 11:06 PM
Man.... I love beer. Too bad beer at the stadium is so darn expensive. I guess I'll just stick to High Life and PBR.

I love beer too. And that's one of the reasons I get Great Lakes at the ball park. It's a dollar more than Bud Light, which I'm not too fond of anyways, and you get a much higher percentage of alcohol. IMO, 2-3 Great Lakes is a much better value than 2-3 Bud Lights even though you're paying a little bit more.

919191
03-26-2007, 08:34 AM
Redhook- there is a pretty good beer named after you- Redhook ESB.

OSUmed2010
03-26-2007, 08:54 AM
I love beer too. And that's one of the reasons I get Great Lakes at the ball park. It's a dollar more than Bud Light, which I'm not too fond of anyways, and you get a much higher percentage of alcohol. IMO, 2-3 Great Lakes is a much better value than 2-3 Bud Lights even though you're paying a little bit more.

Yeah... but I don't buy beer at the park. $6 for a bud light is too rich for my blood. Generally, I'll start the night at the Hofbrauhaus and then walk across the purple bridge to the stadium. I can get a liter of fantastic beer there for almost the same price.

Redhook
03-26-2007, 09:02 AM
Redhook- there is a pretty good beer named after you- Redhook ESB.

Actually, Redhook is my dad's favorite beer so he decided, naturally, to name me after it when I was born. ;)

919191
03-26-2007, 09:29 AM
Actually, Redhook is my dad's favorite beer so he decided, naturally, to name me after it when I was born. ;)

Makes you wonder about kids born ing the late 1970's named Billy.

WebScorpion
03-26-2007, 12:25 PM
Actually, Redhook is my dad's favorite beer so he decided, naturally, to name me after it when I was born. ;)

I've been to the Red Hook Brewery in Portsmouth, NH. I didn't care for the ESB, but I loved their India Pale Ale. Their Porter was not bad, either but I forgot what they called it...ah yes, Blackhook! The Internet knows everything. :thumbup: :beerme:

Yachtzee
03-26-2007, 12:42 PM
All this talk of beer is making me thirsty. I've never had Oberon before. I'll have to try it out now. I miss the days when I worked at Great Lakes and could come home with a case of "low-fills" for half price. BR, Ness, Fitzgerald, Commodore Perry IPA, and Christmas Ale are my favorites.

I wouldn't say that GL has a higher alcohol level than Bud Light. Light beers typically have a higher alcohol percentage because they have had more of the sugars converted to alcohol. IIRC, Miller and Bud actually had to modify their brewing process so as to avoid having too much alcohol to prohibit sale in certain states. So an American Light Lager may be at about 5% ABV, whereas a stout like Guiness may only be 3.5% ABV. The ABV of GL beers will vary according to style. Heavier or more flavorful beer does not equal higher alcohol content.

As far as wheat beer goes, nothing is better on a summer day than hanging out in the beer garden, drinking a hefe under the chestnut trees.

westofyou
03-26-2007, 12:45 PM
I miss the days when I worked at Great LakesThe bartender at my local watering hole used to work there, he lived in Cleveland and was raised in Toledo.

Yachtzee
03-26-2007, 05:09 PM
The bartender at my local watering hole used to work there, he lived in Cleveland and was raised in Toledo.

Did he tend bar there? You should ask him about the bullet hole in the bar.

Sea Ray
03-27-2007, 10:49 AM
Where do they sell Crooked River in GABP?

I must admit I was hooked on something called "Redlegg Ale" behind Sec 417. They replaced it last year with Coors Light. So I had to go find the Molson.

But, if you know where the Crooked River was, I'm all over that.

Then I've got good news for you. This from today's Enquirer:


Baseball and Cincinnati beer, a pairing once as natural as peanuts and Cracker Jacks, are getting back together.

After a two-year absence from Great American Ball Park, BarrelHouse Brewing Co.'s RedLegg Ale will once again be on tap during Cincinnati Reds games this season and at the park's Machine Room Grille, according to Rick DeBar, BarrelHouse's brewmaster


http://news.enquirer.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070327/BIZ01/703270341/1076

I'm not an ale drinker but I must admit I love that RedLegg Ale. Luckily my local poney keg stocks it although it ain't cheap.

Here's to good beer at Reds' games :beerme:

Yachtzee
03-27-2007, 11:08 AM
Where do they sell Crooked River in GABP?

I must admit I was hooked on something called "Redlegg Ale" behind Sec 417. They replaced it last year with Coors Light. So I had to go find the Molson.

But, if you know where the Crooked River was, I'm all over that.

I don't know that Crooked River is around anymore. I know it was owned by Snyder International Brewing along with Hudepohl, Christian Moerlein, and the Frederick Brewing Co., but Snyder went out of business. The marks and recipes for Christian Moerlein were bought by Cincinnati investors and brewed on contract. That's why you can still find it in stores. I think someone is brewing Hudy Delight again, but I don't know who. I have no idea if anyone is brewing or intends to brew Crooked River, but I haven't seen it in stores up here in many years. Being that it was a Cleveland beer, I'd expect to see it here first. I'll let you know if I see it in stores again.

Chip R
03-27-2007, 12:11 PM
Here's to good beer at Reds' games :beerme:

Like I said, good luck finding it.

Sea Ray
03-27-2007, 02:03 PM
Like I said, good luck finding it.


Well getting these microbrews in there will help. It'll sure help wash down that Machine Room food. Now whether it's worth the $6 or $7 they'll charge is another issue.

StillFunkyB
03-27-2007, 08:56 PM
Bud Light is "beer flavored water".

Yuck. I think I would rather drink from the toilet.