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Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby bking14ers » Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:38 pm

I was on a cruise a month ago in the Caribbean, and drank a whole bunch of good beer. Eg; Carib, Kalik, Presidente, Wadadli, etc. One of them claimed that it was the "Official Beer of the Caribbean" I looked closer at the lable, and noticed that it was made up in Maine, USA. I thought that was funny.

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Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby rijaca » Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:57 pm

I'm having a Lewis & Clark Brewing Co Tumbleweed IPA : pretty tasty!

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Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby Johnson » Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:09 pm

I get paid tomorrow. Planning to check some of these out!

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Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby Matt » Tue Dec 04, 2012 10:22 pm

I found this site last night: www.beerjobber.com
Not the best selection or prices (esp for things locally available), but they do seem to be a good potential source for things that aren't available in CO, like the La Cumbre IPA that I keep pimping like Tyler and his Heady Topper :wink: (which I really want to try). The site promises a growing and changing list of beers carried, so it might be worth checking out periodically.

Does anyone know of good stuff available in Indiana not made by Bells, 3Floyds, Founders, or Sun King?
Beer shopping in other states always adds a little extra Christmas cheer.
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Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby SuperiorTrailHiker » Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:43 am

May have been mentioned, but I picked up a jug of The Meddler from Odell for Thanksgiving, and Oh. My. Goodness.

It's a Flanders sour - I am not much about the sours in general, but even being an Odell fanboy already, this was some way tasty stuff. Like a lot of their limited editions, it's a little too complex to describe accurately, but there's all kinds of action going on in there that combines to make you look at the other person drinking it and go "Man".

And then, Odell Isolation Ale is back out, so that's the go-to for the next couple of months.

And lastly, I scored a bottle of Surly Darkness that I have not tapped yet, but will in the next week. Surly is out of Minneapolis and quickly building a commanding top shelf reputation in a town exploding with craft breweries, and Darkness is a Russian Imperial that's only available for about a day, at the brewery. I've nbever had it, not being willing ot go down and stand in line, but I am eager. I got it from a guy I gave a bottle of Meddler to - he sez, "Goodness sakes, this is good beer . . . here, take my bottle of Darkness."

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Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby Prairie Native » Wed Dec 05, 2012 2:48 am

So I have to say, my beer taste has changed quite a bit since I first posted this! I really dig pales and IPA's. The less body/malt and the more floral the hop the better. Anyone had summit's saga? Its life changing. I also like Avery's maharaha (no idea if thats spelled correctly), we had it on tap around here for awhile. If im going for a standard 6pack (rarely happens with this mix a 6'er everywhere) I get boulevards single wide IPA or their pale ale. Friends and I also cleared out boulevards local stock of White IPA they had last summer. I was crazy good stuff!
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Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby kimo » Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:18 pm

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There are some complex flavors in that beautiful can. A beer at the top of my list for this winter. Made with love in Santa Fe. Black IPA.

Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby FireOnTheMountain » Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:24 pm

kimo wrote:Image

There are some complex flavors in that beautiful can. A beer at the top of my list for this winter. Made with love in Santa Fe: Black IPA.


Damn Kimo. Not sure if you took that pic but that can could be a PBR and it would look awesome. (for the record I love PBR)

I'm enjoying one of these from my recent trip to the Juanies!!

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Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby cheeseburglar » Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:43 pm

The only beer other than budweiser I'm buying these days is Aspen Brewing Company's this Season's Blonde. Nice lighter beer for those who aren't on the hop train.
http://aspenbrewingcompany.com/this-seasons-blonde/
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Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby kimo » Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:53 pm

FireOnTheMountain wrote:I'm enjoying one of these from my recent trip to the Juanies!!

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Nice, Abe. That's a good beer. Picked up a 6 in Boulder last week and thoroughly enjoyed it. There are some great beers finding distribution now. I'd start to list them but the list would be long. Elevation IPA made it to near the top of the list. Have enjoyed that on draft quite a few times now.

Another Rye Pale that I enjoyed this past year was Sierra Nevada's Ruthless Rye. The relaxed piney taste really set the hooks in me. I believe it's seasonal, so I'll impatiently await its return next spring. Try it if you see it.


FireOnTheMountain wrote:Damn Kimo. Not sure if you took that pic but that can could be a PBR and it would look awesome. (for the record I love PBR)


You know I've enjoyed every PBR I've ever had. Nothing wrong with it at all. I did take that pic tonight. Someone suggested that I don't overlook studio photography in my future, so after a Renegade Ryeteous (another good Rye Pale being canned as pints) and a Santa Fe Black, I was feeling a bit inspired. I moved some paintings and candles around, dropped a can in between it all, and snapped the pic. Turned out pretty good for what might be my first "studio shot." I blame Anna for the studio inspiration. And the good beer too.

Has anyone seen those 19oz Dales tall boys? Talk about the perfect backpacking beer...one a night for a couple nights could hit the spot...
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Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby DanR » Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:00 pm

kimo wrote:Image

There are some complex flavors in that beautiful can. A beer at the top of my list for this winter. Made with love in Santa Fe. Black IPA.


I feel like a lot of black IPAs shy away from the roastier flavors that typically make beers dark, and I love that Santa Fe Brewing embraces them.

Also, this is the time when my favorite seasonals come out to play. Sierra Nevada's Celebration is an excellent value play, and Maharaja should be out in a week or two.

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Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby kimo » Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:44 pm

DanR wrote:I feel like a lot of black IPAs shy away from the roastier flavors that typically make beers dark, and I love that Santa Fe Brewing embraces them.


At first taste the beer makes a lasting impression. The deep roasted flavors reminded me of their Java Stout, a beer which I did not enjoy. However, this beer turned out to be different. And after half a can I realized those complex flavors weren't a gimmick, and that this beer is the real deal, crafted with honesty and love.

This is a good time to be a beer lover.

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