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Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby Dave B » Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:41 am

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Had this last summer in Ohio (of all places) and it blew my mind. Haven't seen it anywhere else since but keep hearing rumors of it being on tap at such-and-such in Fort Collins, but alas, the tasty brew still alludes me.
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Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby kansas » Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:06 am

^ I love all things Lagunitas, probably my favorite brewery right now.

Picked up some Lagunitas Sucks this weekend, great beer as well.
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Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby Jesse M » Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:26 am

Don't know if it has been mentioned, but I am really digging Colorado Native Lager. A really smooth lager that I can enjoy with food or by itself. Oh and you can only get in Colorado!


I agree that is a good lager. If you like lagers, maybe try Third Shift by the Band of Brewers, it is a nice amber lager. My favorite from this past winter though was Shift by New Belgium, a very good pale lager.

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Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby highpilgrim » Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:24 pm

kansas wrote:Picked up some Lagunitas Sucks this weekend, great beer as well.


Good stuff, indeed. They got it right.
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Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby lordhelmut » Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:32 pm

kansas wrote:^ I love all things Lagunitas, probably my favorite brewery right now.

Picked up some Lagunitas Sucks this weekend, great beer as well.


As is Little Sumpin Sumpin.

Anyone know where they sell Marble IPA cans around Denver?

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Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby dehrlich101 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 1:22 pm

lordhelmut wrote:
kansas wrote:^ I love all things Lagunitas, probably my favorite brewery right now.

Picked up some Lagunitas Sucks this weekend, great beer as well.


As is Little Sumpin Sumpin.

Anyone know where they sell Marble IPA cans around Denver?



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Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby Presto » Thu Mar 28, 2013 1:34 pm

by lordhelmut » Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:32 pm

Anyone know where they sell Marble IPA cans around Denver?


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Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby paully » Sat Mar 30, 2013 7:19 pm

Odells Chocolate Milk Stout, in general the Great Divide (Denver) and Dry Dock (Aurora) breweries are very good. Outside of Colorado, Dog Fish Head is superb...

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Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby Arkenstone » Sun Mar 31, 2013 12:07 am

Ahem, well the best beer is a free one.
But if pickers can be choosers, then Great Divide makes the perfect brew called Hades.
Apart from that, honorable mention must go to the staple Pabst Blue Ribbon.
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Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby madbuck » Mon Apr 01, 2013 7:32 pm

Not as much of a hophead/big ABV guy (though I do prefer coastal IPAs), more in favour of clean, malty brews done well (so I can enjoy 2 or 3). And I like New Belgium as a company, but not so much Belgian beer styles.

Some favourites:
Super local:
O'Dell's Isolation
Equinox O'Rion Irish Red
Grimm Brothers Fearless Youth

Midwest Roots:
New Glarus always knocks it out of the park. Love Spotted Cow, Fat Squirrel, Two Sisters, Totally Naked, Back Forty Bock...this winter, got more into Snowshoe Red Ale (although it's more of a sweet, toasty brown, IMHO).
Schell does good stuff in Minnesota, love their Caramel Bock.

Not hard to find but too cheap to buy it regularly:
Rogue Dead Guy Ale

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And one more admission: I'll admit to being biased towards taste, cost/availability (to a degree) and localness; but also influenced by "coolness-of-name" as well as "coolness-of-logo."
One that scores high (for me) in all directions is Bristol's Winter Warlock ($7.99 at the liquor store next to Sam's Club in the Fort)
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Anyway, Colorado's a good place to be.

Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby Steve Climber » Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:48 pm

Tough to pick a favorite, but my two year round go-to's are Dales and Ranger.

Favorite seasonal has to be either America's Original Pumpkin by Buffalo Bills or Dogfish Head Punkin'...both are far and away better than any other pumpkin ale I've ever had. Stumbled across Dogfish Head this past year by random chance (seems I was incredibly lucky). I will be ready for it THIS year.
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Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby Johnson » Sat Apr 06, 2013 6:50 pm

My wife and I hit Odell for their release party for this:

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"Tree Shaker"....GOOD STUFF. They used like 800 lbs of peach puree and it's an IPA. Subtle and not overbearing. Did I mention 9.6? Wow.
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