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Postby jjbankhead » Thu Dec 20, 2007 1:35 am

i like beers of all kind but like my own the bestest.

my favorite microbrews:
Anderson valley hop ottin' as was mentioned
Racer 5 by bear republic
Hoptown's extra pale
Kilt Lifter by i believe Moylan's
Lagunitas's maximmum IPA
Stone IPA
Kelly Brother's (hometown brewery) IPA - even though its a brit style its still good.

my default beer is definitely sierra nevada pale, bigfoot, and their IPA and Harvest i crave when out of season

I cannot forget what was once called Humboldt brewery and is now known as Nectar their HEmp ale and IPA are awesome.

another great brewery is out of Oregon called Hair of the Dog. i dont know if they are still in business but i used to drink their ADAMBIER which is an old world german style -pre-lagering- that will knock your socks off.

I am pretty spoiled as there are breweries all over the place (including the one behing my house) here in northern california so good quality beer is never hard to come by

i like anything crafted with west coast cascade and centennial; as well as the Magnum hops the green flavor and bitterness of the cascade is by far the best. I am not biased simply b/c i live here but i have developed a taste for the hops from this region, the brittish and bavarian style have plenty of bitterness but lack that green flavor i get from the cascades and centennials.

i have brewed a few times and my wife's brother is the president of a brew club so i get to try new stuff all the time.

does any one else here brew?
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Postby HOWEYMAN » Thu Dec 20, 2007 2:08 pm

I have been drinking blue moons all summer and still lately. Never thought one of my favorite beers would be a twist off. The stuff is deliciuos. You all have great tastes. Bells Oberon and Bass are my mainstays.
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Postby jazzyjeff » Thu Dec 20, 2007 2:41 pm

Founders Breakfast Stout
Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout
Founders IPA
Founders Rubeus
Founders Blushing Monk
Founders Devil Dancer (IIIPA)
Founders Harvest Ale (Brewed with fresh(not dried) hops
Everything by Bells (except for Oberon maybe)

Im spoiled where I live as we have an abundance of good breweries in the area. Oh and I work @ Founders.
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Postby big_river_bum » Thu Dec 20, 2007 4:24 pm

here's my favorite beer name. and its from wisconsin.

Tyranena Brewery's- Hop Whore.

it says "brewers gone wild" on the label :lol:


wisco has a lot of great breweries. leinie's, capital(rated america's #1 brewery), tyranena, new glarus, stevens point brewery, gray's, , miller, rock bottom, sprecher's, city brewery,
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Postby Mr.Charlie » Thu Dec 20, 2007 6:23 pm

Vermont definitely has some of the countries best microbrews...from Long Trail, to Otter Creek, Magic Hat, Shed, Rock Art, man, there's so many, but there's this one place in Burlinton, VT, at this place called American Flatbread, they make the best "pizza" or flatbread, whichever you so choose to call it, all natural, organic ingredients grown on farms just down the road, and they brew their own beer, which is just amazing, and they do is seasonally. It's astounding. Best restaurant/bar ever. Just too bad I couldn't bring that place with me when I moved to NY.
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Postby AugustWest » Fri Dec 21, 2007 7:25 am

Most of my favorites are dark ales. However I enjoy the whole spectrum from double ipa's all the way to the imperial stouts. Excpet for "american pilsners"

1.Ommegang of new york "origanal"
2. Long trail ale
3. smithwicks (good call alcoreelctric.)
4. brookland brown
5.Vermont brewing company, Red burley ale.

Most often I just get the sam adams variety pack or newcastle. It's always in stock at the local store.
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Postby LazyLightnin » Sun Dec 23, 2007 9:14 am

My wife loves the Christams Ale from Great Lakes Brewery here in Cleveland. So does everyone else. It's sold out everywhere.


The Christmas Ale is indeed the best beer ive ever drank 8)
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Postby bodiddley » Sun Dec 23, 2007 9:31 am

My favorite name for a beer is "Old Leg Humper", I think there is one called "Old Dirty Bastard" or something to that effect.
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Postby LazyLightnin » Sun Dec 23, 2007 9:42 am

i think you might be thinking of
"Arrogant Bastard Ale". i got it for christmas one year :roll: Havin a Browns party today, you should stop by BoDiddley :D
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Postby shakedown_04092 » Sun Dec 23, 2007 9:44 am

Mr.Charlie wrote:Vermont definitely has some of the countries best microbrews...from Long Trail, to Otter Creek, Magic Hat, Shed, Rock Art, man, there's so many, but there's this one place in Burlinton, VT, at this place called American Flatbread, they make the best "pizza" or flatbread, whichever you so choose to call it, all natural, organic ingredients grown on farms just down the road, and they brew their own beer, which is just amazing, and they do is seasonally. It's astounding. Best restaurant/bar ever. Just too bad I couldn't bring that place with me when I moved to NY.


There's a Flatbread here in Portland, too - I thought that's where it started, but I could be wrong....it's happened before.
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Postby bodiddley » Sun Dec 23, 2007 2:35 pm

Thanks LL maybe sometime eh? You are right, it was Arrogant Bastard Ale. We bought it for a friend once on his B-Day and so did someone else. He was all put out like "what are you guys trying to tell me?"
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Postby steve » Sun Dec 23, 2007 2:45 pm

If you like the Arrogant Bastard you should try the Double Bastard. Currently in season and delicious!
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Postby tigerstrat » Sun Dec 23, 2007 2:53 pm

bodiddley wrote:Thanks LL maybe sometime eh? You are right, it was Arrogant Bastard Ale. We bought it for a friend once on his B-Day and so did someone else. He was all put out like "what are you guys trying to tell me?"


ABA is a limited release Stone brew that is only sold in magnum bottles. Great stuff. I think I might go crack me a Green Flash IPA right now... what's up with all these incredible ales out of... San Diego??? It just never struck me as a great brew capital is all. :cheers:
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Postby steve » Sun Dec 23, 2007 3:53 pm

TS, have you had the Oaked Bastard before? It is quite seasonal and a bit on the pricey side of things, but well worth getting if you come by it.

Has anyone had the Scaldis Prestige before? I've had the regular Scaldis and Scaldis Noel, both of which are excellent, but I got this the other day. I saw it on the menu and couldn't pass it up, even with the $55 price tag. From my experience with their other beers I think it will be quite good. Especially since it's oak-aged!
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Postby jjbankhead » Sun Dec 23, 2007 10:05 pm

bodiddley wrote:My favorite name for a beer is "Old Leg Humper", I think there is one called "Old Dirty Bastard" or something to that effect.

that would be ARROGANT BASTARD from stone brewing who i believe are in Sandiego
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