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Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby Swampy » Thu Feb 19, 2009 5:43 pm

Chimay - Red
Delirum Tremmons
Shiner Bock

I love most Belgian beers.

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Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby Kovar » Thu Feb 19, 2009 7:51 pm

+1 for New Glarus -- their Cherry Beer is great, and I'm not a fan of fruit in the beer.

+1 for Two Hearted Ale, love the beer, love the label too

Anyone ever tried any of the the bourbon barrel stouts? Definitely not a favorite beer, but a very interesting marriage of two independently wonderful things.

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Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby Aubrey » Thu Feb 19, 2009 8:01 pm

zacob wrote:A bad beer is better than a good glass of water ...


I used to agree with this statement (and similar ones, such as: "there are no bad beers, it's just that some beers are better than others") ... but after sampling some hideous drain-pours in my time, I've since changed that opinion.

Have you ever had any Camo malt liquor beers, for example? That's just one lineup that comes to mind. Those beers have vomit-inducing notes of moldy corn, sewer-soaked cardboard, stagnant cat urine and fusel alcohol. If anyone can finish a whole Camo tallboy in my presence, it's on me!

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Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby huffy13 » Thu Feb 19, 2009 8:21 pm

Aubrey wrote:
zacob wrote:A bad beer is better than a good glass of water ...


I used to agree with this statement (and similar ones, such as: "there are no bad beers, it's just that some beers are better than others") ... but after sampling some hideous drain-pours in my time, I've since changed that opinion.

Have you ever had any Camo malt liquor beers, for example? That's just one lineup that comes to mind. Those beers have vomit-inducing notes of moldy corn, sewer-soaked cardboard, stagnant cat urine and fusel alcohol. If anyone can finish a whole Camo tallboy in my presence, it's on me!


Never had a Camo malt Liquor and I'm not real fond of any kind of cat urine, stagnant or fresh, and moldy corn is just nasty. If you want a gross beer from an otherwise great brewer, try the Sam Adam's Cherry Wheat Ale. It tasted like a beer somebody had dissolved several Hall's Cherry throat lozenges in it...just awful!!!
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Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby thunderinacircle » Thu Feb 19, 2009 8:21 pm

Have you tried Spotted Cow by New Glarus? That and Riverwest Stein, by Lakefront Brewery, are my two favorite Wisco beers.
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Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby Matt » Thu Feb 19, 2009 8:45 pm

Aubrey wrote:
zacob wrote:A bad beer is better than a good glass of water ...


I used to agree with this statement (and similar ones, such as: "there are no bad beers, it's just that some beers are better than others") ... but after sampling some hideous drain-pours in my time, I've since changed that opinion.

Have you ever had any Camo malt liquor beers, for example? That's just one lineup that comes to mind. Those beers have vomit-inducing notes of moldy corn, sewer-soaked cardboard, stagnant cat urine and fusel alcohol. If anyone can finish a whole Camo tallboy in my presence, it's on me!


How about this one?
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Whether it causes more suffering than Schaeffer Light left out in the San Antonio sun and served "warm," I can't say...

Incidentally, I picked up this year's Alaskan Barleywine about half an hour ago. So far, so good...
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Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby Oman » Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:28 pm

del_sur wrote:Fraternity pledges have feared this swill for decades.
Whether it causes more suffering than Schaeffer Light left out in the San Antonio sun and served "warm," I can't say...


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One of these:
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+10 of these at 22 cents each:
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Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby Matt » Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:39 pm

Oman wrote:+10 of these at 22 cents each:
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My G/I system is grateful there are no White Castles in Colorado.


You know, twice a year, I go back to the Midwest and binge on things non-Colorado:
1. White Castle
2. Bell's Beer
I love them both.
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Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby Papillon » Thu Feb 19, 2009 10:07 pm

Bukowski said it best:

When something good happens people drink to celebrate
When something bad happens people drink to forget
When nothing is happening people drink to make something happen

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Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby Prairie Native » Thu Feb 19, 2009 10:27 pm

MMM....Beer Rocks.
Something witty.

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Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby UrsaMajor » Thu Feb 19, 2009 11:15 pm

Oh man, talk about a great but tough topic! No way I can narrow this down to five. I'll tell you what I have been into lately, in no particular order.

New Belgium 1554 --> awesome. I bottled a Belgian black ale last week from a 1554-like kit. We'll see how that turns out.
Kona Pipleline Porter --> also awesome, one of my favorite porters.
Guinness --> best when poured by a professional at the Gravity Bar in Dublin.
Shiner Black Lager --> I've had better schwarzbiers, but I end up drinking plenty of this one anyway.
Dogfish Head 90 Min IPA --> So so good, but of course not available in Kansas. Sad!
Deschutes Mirror Pond --> Same story here, not sold in Kansas...time to move so I can get better beer!
Left Hand Smoke Jumper --> I love the quote on the label: "Here's to smoke in your glass, not in the woods."
Free State * --> Love most of what Free State makes, but especially the Copperhead IPA and the John Brown.

For those in the KC area (or wherever else Boulevard is available), keep an eye out for the Smokestack beers. The Double Wide IPA is awesome. I have some of their Imperial Stout also but haven't had a chance to try it yet. Look for the Single Wide IPA in bottles...it's supposed to be released in March. Some places around town like Barley's, some Tanners, and Flying Saucer have it on tap.

I went on an Avery buying spree not too long ago. There's some Samael, Mephistopheles, and Beast in my fridge. I also have "The Kaiser", an imperial Oktoberfest. I haven't tried any of those yet, but soon.

There's a couple of new-ish Sierra Nevada ones on the docket too. I have some of their Harvest "fresh hop" around but haven't tried that either. Also have been searching for the Torpedo Extra IPA. Has anybody seen that around?
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Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby fiddlinclimber » Fri Feb 20, 2009 12:59 am

grizz wrote:Cutthroat Porter
New Castle
Trippel



I can't believe you're the only one who mentioned Newcastle! That is #1 on my list, followed by (in no particular order) Sierra Nevada, Hazed and Infused, Bass, Harp, Guinness, and Golden City Brewery's IPA, Clear Creek Pale, Red, and Brown.

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