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The Beer Thread
« on: January 27, 2012, 00:50 »
What you are drinking now, what you wish you were drinking now, and what you recommend the rest of us try.

I'll start with the best memory of my trip to Belgium and a fine local lager. Icebreaker might know what I'm talking about.
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    Re: The Beer Thread
    « Reply #1 on: January 27, 2012, 01:06 »
    What you are drinking now, what you wish you were drinking now, and what you recommend the rest of us try.

    I'll start with the best memory of my trip to Belgium and a fine local lager. Icebreaker might know what I'm talking about.

    I love you man.  Funny, it didn't take me long to find this thread. ;D  My avatar is Westy 12 and Rochefort 10.... the wifer and I can't seem to make up our minds which we like better.

    Some of my current favorites from the USA;

    Dechutes Brewery, anything they make, particularly The Abyss
    Firestone Walker, 15th Anniversary
    Stone, Vertical Epic Series
    The Bruery, everything they make, Batch 300 Tripel if you can find it.
    Avery, everything.... I can't quit drinking The Reverend and it may in fact kill me.
    Allagash, everything... Allagash Curieux is stunningly spectacular.
    Hangar 24, Pugachev's Cobra  WARNING 16.5% ABV ;D  Bourbon Barrel Aged Quad.... OMG.

    That's prolly enough fer now.
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    Re: The Beer Thread
    « Reply #2 on: January 27, 2012, 01:21 »
    I just opened an OK Springs Black Lager as a matter of fact.

    Quite like that beer.

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    Re: The Beer Thread
    « Reply #3 on: January 27, 2012, 02:05 »
    real men drink cider
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    Re: The Beer Thread
    « Reply #4 on: January 27, 2012, 02:06 »
    real men drink cider

    Fine.  I'll go have a Strongbow!
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    Re: The Beer Thread
    « Reply #5 on: January 27, 2012, 02:26 »
    real men drink cider

    No real men drink absinthe!  ;D
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    Re: The Beer Thread
    « Reply #6 on: January 27, 2012, 02:46 »
    No real men drink absinthe!  ;D
    Well I don't have that, so I'll just have to be a girlie-man tonight.
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    Re: The Beer Thread
    « Reply #7 on: January 27, 2012, 02:49 »
    I had New England Brewing's #668 Neighbor of the Beast the other night, its a really good canned golden Belgian.  At 9% is gets you going too.  Also just tried the new Sierra Nevada Rye IPA, its nice, nothing outrageous.

    My local pizza place has Delirium Noel on tap right now, might go have a pie and a few of those tomorrow.

    In fact, this is the whole list of whats on tap now, surprising(to me) I havent had many of them at all, any suggestions?

    Delirium Noel Belgian Strong Dark Ale - 10%
    Heavy Seas Smoke on the Water Smoked Beer - 8%
    Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA - 7.2%
    Brooklyn Brewing Concoction Spiced Beer - 7.6%
    Long Trail’s Hibernator Scottish Ale - 5.6%
    Heavy Seas Winter Storm ESB - 7.5%
    Stoudt’s Scarlet Lady ESB - 5%
    St. Ambroise Oatmeal Stout - 5%
    Dogfish Head Raison D’ Etre Belgian Dark Ale - 8%
    Berkshire Brewing Holidale Barleywine - 9.5%
    Dogfish Head Black & Red Imperial Stout - 10.5%
    Weyerbacher Winter Warmer Ale - 5.6%
    Weyerbacher Hops Infusion American IPA - 6.2%
    Otter Creek Black IPA - 6%
    Long Trail Centenial Red Amber Ale - 7.9%
    Oskar Blues TenFIDY Stout - 10.5%
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    Re: The Beer Thread
    « Reply #8 on: January 27, 2012, 02:50 »
    boys wanting to prove thier men drink absinthe, real men come to the realization that stuff is gonna f**k you up  ;D
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    Re: The Beer Thread
    « Reply #9 on: January 27, 2012, 03:03 »
    boys wanting to prove thier men drink absinthe, real men come to the realization that stuff is gonna f**k you up  ;D

    That sh1t is so strong that could work as a jet fuel  ;D
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    Re: The Beer Thread
    « Reply #10 on: January 27, 2012, 03:51 »
    Just found out a couple of my brothers are having dinner at a bar in North Vancouver, so I sent some Rochefort 10 and Maredsous 8 to their table. No need to hit the applause button, that's bound to bring me some good karma.
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    Re: The Beer Thread
    « Reply #11 on: January 27, 2012, 07:45 »
    A beer thread that doesn't mention generic bland brands right off the bat!! Heaven.

    Love Stones, Dogfish Head, Victory, Appalachian, Lancaster, Brewdog et al and I myself have a brewing licence so I'm slowly working on joining the fold  ;D

    Spent last Saturday at the National Winter Ales Festival in Manchester supping a few beers and top weirdness marks goes to a German smoked beer that smelt like Frankfurters in a glass, odd but strangely nice.

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    Re: The Beer Thread
    « Reply #12 on: January 27, 2012, 09:14 »
    Tonight unfortunately it has to be whatever is leftover in the fridge from the Australia Day celebrations. All the good drops are finished , So Toohey's New it is.
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    Re: The Beer Thread
    « Reply #13 on: January 27, 2012, 09:32 »
    Couple of Sint Bernardus 12 Abts for the Cross Worlds this weekend. Can't wait ... for the beer, that is!

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    Re: The Beer Thread
    « Reply #14 on: January 27, 2012, 10:11 »
    Stella although i can be quite partial to a drop or two of cider and the odd bottle of red wine ok so i'm a p**s head ;D
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    Re: The Beer Thread
    « Reply #15 on: January 27, 2012, 14:22 »
    Couple of Sint Bernardus 12 Abts for the Cross Worlds this weekend. Can't wait ... for the beer, that is!



    Do you get the chance to go to the brewery in Watou?  Pretty good tour...
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    Re: The Beer Thread
    « Reply #16 on: January 27, 2012, 15:53 »
    Do you get the chance to go to the brewery in Watou?  Pretty good tour...

    Not yet, Scott. When you live here for a while you the start to share the strange condition that all Belgians have: because the country is small, you adjust your sense of distance. What is 50 miles away seems like a long, long distance. So you find excuses not to bother making these "long journeys". For me Watou is like, well, it's unthinkably far! I will get around to it someday though.  ;D
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    Re: The Beer Thread
    « Reply #17 on: January 27, 2012, 15:56 »
    I'm currently drinking an Indian Pale Ale by Flying dog breweries. Actually India Pale Ales are one of the only kinds of beer I really like
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    Re: The Beer Thread
    « Reply #18 on: January 27, 2012, 16:06 »
    not a thread i will be contributing too as i abstained from alcohol since 1996  ;D
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    Re: The Beer Thread
    « Reply #19 on: January 27, 2012, 16:13 »
    Found this the other not to bad

    bit light in body but does the job

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    Re: The Beer Thread
    « Reply #20 on: January 27, 2012, 16:18 »
    Palm!!  ;)
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    Re: The Beer Thread
    « Reply #21 on: January 27, 2012, 16:40 »
    and this anyone had a go

    whats it like ?




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    Re: The Beer Thread
    « Reply #22 on: January 27, 2012, 16:45 »
    My formative beer drinking years were spent in Austria, so I'm particulary partial to the pilsner variety that is brewed primarily in Austria and the Czech Rep.

    Beers like Gösser, Puntigamer, Stiegl, Zipfer, and Ottakringer from Vienna. And of course, the original Plzen (Pilsner Urquell) and Budvar, the original Budweiser.

    It's not for nothing that the Czech Rep. has the highest per capita beer consumption in the world, with Germany and Austria also in the top five.

    I especially like the bock beers they make at Christmas and Easter, 10-13% but without that heaviness that I associate with Belgian doubles and triples or something like Carlsberg Special.

    But let's be honest, when you're thirsty just about any beer will do. ;)
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    Re: The Beer Thread
    « Reply #23 on: January 27, 2012, 19:48 »
    Off to my local for a few pints of ale, a choice between st Austell tribute, wye valley hpa, or bathams bitter. A shame we don't get much choice of decent Belgian beer in pubs in Worcester
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    Re: The Beer Thread
    « Reply #24 on: January 27, 2012, 21:58 »
    and this anyone had a go

    whats it like ?






    It's a reasonably good Belgian style dubbel.  North Coast makes some pretty good beer.  Their Russian Imperial Stout is wonderful.

    http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/112/30282
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    Re: The Beer Thread
    « Reply #25 on: January 28, 2012, 07:26 »
    It's a reasonably good Belgian style dubbel.  North Coast makes some pretty good beer.  Their Russian Imperial Stout is wonderful.

    http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/112/30282

    Thanks Scott the beer was found in Sweden thought I would give it a go. will look for the Russian stout if it pops up.
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    Re: The Beer Thread
    « Reply #26 on: January 28, 2012, 12:33 »
    I'm currently drinking an Indian Pale Ale by Flying dog breweries. Actually India Pale Ales are one of the only kinds of beer I really like

    Indeed, IPA is a winner, currently treating myself to a "Double" IPA from Little Creatures (famous for their fruity ales)... very nice but it was a limited release and it's my last one :( 
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    Re: The Beer Thread
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    Re: The Beer Thread
    « Reply #28 on: January 28, 2012, 13:58 »
    This one's from my December holiday. Anyone who's been there will know it:

    Belikin Stout 6.7% ABV



    Bought a case from the local brewery tractor first morning we were in Caye Caulker.

    Not particularly stouty but still a nice beer for $1 a bottle anyway.
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    Re: The Beer Thread
    « Reply #29 on: January 29, 2012, 18:42 »

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