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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby eddysnake on Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:26 am

The place was very nice, it looked like they were doing some work outside on the grounds, but everything was new and clean inside. It was cold and everyone was packed inside so it was a little crowded (even though they had a nice outdoor patio with space heaters). We went at noon and I was surprised that many people were there, by the time we left it was a mad house, parking was limited. We ate down the road before we got there so we could concentrate on drinking, but the food did look pretty good (very limited selection)

They were expanding the other side, but you couldn't get in, they could certainly use more bar space. The prices were actually really good, much cheaper there than I've seen at distributors and as a result a lot of traffic just to pick up a case or two. Everyone was extremely friendly and helpful. My brother went earlier in the year when it was nice and said it was so crowded that it was a pain to get up to the bar to get a drink.

I'm looking forward to getting back up there when the weather is nice, the grounds are top notch, highly recommend if you are in the area.

Lake Chataqua and Jamestown is close by, both extremely nice places for B&Bs and a visit to the brewery. Our camp is 20 minutes away so it's become my family's goto place.

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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby canaan on Mon Nov 05, 2012 3:17 pm

My brother owns a small chain of restaurants in and around Chicago, IL.

Once a year, they do $1 Drafts of everything they have on tap. Today is that day in Oswego, IL

This is the list:

Two Brothers Outlaw IPA 16oz. Draft 6.5 $3.50
On Tap
Beer Name Served In ABV Price
Angry Orchard Crisp Apple Cider 16oz. Draft 5.0 $6.00
Arrogant Bastard Ale 16oz. Draft 7.2 $7.00
Bell's Java Stout 10oz. Draft 7.5 $7.00
Bell's This One Goes to 11 Ale 10oz. Draft 11.0 $7.00
Bell's Two Hearted Ale 16oz. Draft 7.0 $6.50
Breckenridge 471 Small Batch IPA 10oz. Draft 9.2 $9.00
Breckenridge Vanilla Porter 16oz. Draft 4.7 $5.50
Firestone Walker Double Jack 10oz. Draft 9.5 $7.00
Firestone Walker Pale 31 16oz. Draft 4.8 $6.00
Founders Breakfast Stout 10oz. Draft 8.3 $6.50
Franziskaner Weiss 22oz. Draft 5.0 $7.00
Goose Island 312 Urban Wheat Ale 16oz. Draft 4.2 $6.00
Goose Island Gran Gås 10oz. Draft 6.3 $6.00
Goose Island Green Line Pale Ale 16oz. Draft 5.0 $6.00
Guinness 16oz. Draft 4.3 $6.00
Lagunitas IPA 16oz. Draft 5.7 $6.00
Lakefront Luther Helles Rauchbier Lager 16oz. Draft 4.5 $6.50
Left Hand Milk Stout Nitro 16oz. Draft 6.0 $6.50
Leinenkugels Summer Shandy 16oz. Draft 4.2 $5.50
Lost Coast Tangerine Wheat 16oz. Draft 5.0 $6.00
Miller Lite 16oz. Draft 4.2 $3.50
New Belgium Ranger IPA 16oz. Draft 6.5 $6.00
New Holland Hopivore 10oz. Draft 6.0 $5.50
Oskar Blues Dale's Pale Ale 16oz. Draft 6.5 $6.00
Oskar Blues Mama's Little Yella Pils 16oz. Draft 5.3 $6.00
Redhook ESB 16oz. Draft 5.77 $5.00
Revolution Anti-Hero IPA 16oz. Draft 6.0 $6.50
Rogue Dead Guy 16oz. Draft 6.6 $6.50
Sam Adams Lager 16oz. Draft 4.9 $6.00
Sam Adams Norse Legend 16oz. Draft 7.0 $6.00
Southern Tier Creme Brulee Stout 10oz. Draft 9.6 $7.00
Three Floyds Alpha King 16oz. Draft 6.0 $6.50
Three Floyds Robert The Bruce 16oz. Draft 7.2 $6.50
Two Brothers Domaine Dupage 16oz. Draft 5.9 $6.00
Two Brothers Heavy Handed IPA 16oz. Draft 5.7 $6.50
Tyranena Painted Ladies Pumpkin Spice 16oz. Draft 7.5 $6.50
Uinta Hop Notch IPA 16oz. Draft 7.3 $6.00
Widmer Brothers Brrr
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby columbia on Mon Nov 05, 2012 3:19 pm

What's the restaurant?
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby canaan on Mon Nov 05, 2012 3:21 pm

columbia wrote:What's the restaurant?

http://www.taphousegrills.com/
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby llipgh2 on Mon Nov 05, 2012 3:24 pm

I had the Church Brew Works Pumpkin beer (draught) the other day. Don't know the name, it was on tap at the Carlton. The bartender just called it pumpkin beer.

I really, really liked it.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby columbia on Mon Nov 05, 2012 3:25 pm

That Guinness baked potato + gouda soup sounds good to me.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby BigMcK on Mon Nov 05, 2012 3:42 pm

canaan wrote:My brother owns a small chain of restaurants in and around Chicago, IL.

Once a year, they do $1 Drafts of everything they have on tap. Today is that day in Oswego, IL

This is the list:

Two Brothers Outlaw IPA 16oz. Draft 6.5 $3.50
On Tap
Beer Name Served In ABV Price
Angry Orchard Crisp Apple Cider 16oz. Draft 5.0 $6.00
Arrogant Bastard Ale 16oz. Draft 7.2 $7.00
Bell's Java Stout 10oz. Draft 7.5 $7.00
Bell's This One Goes to 11 Ale 10oz. Draft 11.0 $7.00
Bell's Two Hearted Ale 16oz. Draft 7.0 $6.50
Breckenridge 471 Small Batch IPA 10oz. Draft 9.2 $9.00
Breckenridge Vanilla Porter 16oz. Draft 4.7 $5.50
Firestone Walker Double Jack 10oz. Draft 9.5 $7.00
Firestone Walker Pale 31 16oz. Draft 4.8 $6.00
Founders Breakfast Stout 10oz. Draft 8.3 $6.50
Franziskaner Weiss 22oz. Draft 5.0 $7.00
Goose Island 312 Urban Wheat Ale 16oz. Draft 4.2 $6.00
Goose Island Gran Gås 10oz. Draft 6.3 $6.00
Goose Island Green Line Pale Ale 16oz. Draft 5.0 $6.00
Guinness 16oz. Draft 4.3 $6.00
Lagunitas IPA 16oz. Draft 5.7 $6.00
Lakefront Luther Helles Rauchbier Lager 16oz. Draft 4.5 $6.50
Left Hand Milk Stout Nitro 16oz. Draft 6.0 $6.50
Leinenkugels Summer Shandy 16oz. Draft 4.2 $5.50
Lost Coast Tangerine Wheat 16oz. Draft 5.0 $6.00
Miller Lite 16oz. Draft 4.2 $3.50
New Belgium Ranger IPA 16oz. Draft 6.5 $6.00
New Holland Hopivore 10oz. Draft 6.0 $5.50
Oskar Blues Dale's Pale Ale 16oz. Draft 6.5 $6.00
Oskar Blues Mama's Little Yella Pils 16oz. Draft 5.3 $6.00
Redhook ESB 16oz. Draft 5.77 $5.00
Revolution Anti-Hero IPA 16oz. Draft 6.0 $6.50
Rogue Dead Guy 16oz. Draft 6.6 $6.50
Sam Adams Lager 16oz. Draft 4.9 $6.00
Sam Adams Norse Legend 16oz. Draft 7.0 $6.00
Southern Tier Creme Brulee Stout 10oz. Draft 9.6 $7.00
Three Floyds Alpha King 16oz. Draft 6.0 $6.50
Three Floyds Robert The Bruce 16oz. Draft 7.2 $6.50
Two Brothers Domaine Dupage 16oz. Draft 5.9 $6.00
Two Brothers Heavy Handed IPA 16oz. Draft 5.7 $6.50
Tyranena Painted Ladies Pumpkin Spice 16oz. Draft 7.5 $6.50
Uinta Hop Notch IPA 16oz. Draft 7.3 $6.00
Widmer Brothers Brrr


Just wrap it all up and I'll take it home.

Had Shiner Holiday Cheer this weekend. What the heck are peaches and pecans doing in beer? Not sure, but the combination was interesting in a pleasing way. Two pints were enough, though.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Factorial on Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:50 pm

Picked up a case of Victory Imperial Stout this evening. Very good. On the second one and I am done for the night.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby columbia on Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:51 pm

You might want to switch to Old Dutch.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby columbia on Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:09 pm

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I'm to the point where IPAs don't hit the spot for me and am enjoying brown ales.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby shafnutz05 on Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:41 pm

Tumbler is AWESOME. Brown ales are becoming one of my favorite beers.

Enjoying a Sam Smith Winter Welcome 2012-13 tonight. Tasty.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby columbia on Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:26 pm

I was never much an IPA drinker, but I've pretty much revolted altogether:
WE GET IT, THIS BEER HAS ADDITIONAL HOPS.

It just seems a bit overplayed.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby MWB on Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:26 pm

Anyone had Southern Tier winter yet? Picked up a sixer today to drink this weekend.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby shafnutz05 on Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:31 pm

MWB wrote:Anyone had Southern Tier winter yet? Picked up a sixer today to drink this weekend.


I have not. I saw Great Lakes Christmas Ale at Whole Foods, but it was only in six packs and all I wanted were a couple singles.

That being said, Flying Dog's Raging Bword was an enjoyable Belgian IPA, and I am not a fan of Belgians.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby ulf on Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:33 pm

columbia wrote:I was never much an IPA drinker, but I've pretty much revolted altogether:
WE GET IT, THIS BEER HAS ADDITIONAL HOPS.

It just seems a bit overplayed.

so you wouldn't like this? it's one of my go to beers lately, when i see it at a bar. i think it has more hops :slug:


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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby MWB on Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:35 pm

shafnutz05 wrote:
MWB wrote:Anyone had Southern Tier winter yet? Picked up a sixer today to drink this weekend.


I have not. I saw Great Lakes Christmas Ale at Whole Foods, but it was only in six packs and all I wanted were a couple singles.

That being said, Flying Dog's Raging Bword was an enjoyable Belgian IPA, and I am not a fan of Belgians.


Yeah, I generally only like to sample one or two holiday beers from a brewer, but thought I'd take a chance with ST.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby the wicked child on Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:27 pm

Hopdevil :thumb:
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Eismann on Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:35 pm

columbia wrote:Image

I'm to the point where IPAs don't hit the spot for me and am enjoying brown ales.


Recommend Brooklyn Brown Ale and He'Brew Messiah. Also, my fave Old Peculier, while not technically a brown, has much of the same character and you might enjoy it.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby malkinshair on Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:40 pm

Sam Smith's Oatmeal Stout...best $3.99 I can spend.

Now I'm washing it down with Dogfish Head 60mins IPA.

Good night, so far. :thumb:
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Kraftster on Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:03 pm

columbia wrote:I was never much an IPA drinker, but I've pretty much revolted altogether:
WE GET IT, THIS BEER HAS ADDITIONAL HOPS.

It just seems a bit overplayed.


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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Troy Loney on Fri Nov 09, 2012 8:40 am

MWB wrote:
shafnutz05 wrote:
MWB wrote:Anyone had Southern Tier winter yet? Picked up a sixer today to drink this weekend.


I have not. I saw Great Lakes Christmas Ale at Whole Foods, but it was only in six packs and all I wanted were a couple singles.

That being said, Flying Dog's Raging Bword was an enjoyable Belgian IPA, and I am not a fan of Belgians.


Yeah, I generally only like to sample one or two holiday beers from a brewer, but thought I'd take a chance with ST.


Yes, the ST winter is good. It was very flavorful. I'm on the lookout for the ST x-mas beer.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby columbia on Fri Nov 09, 2012 8:45 am

So is nutmeg the vibe of these Christmas beers?
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby eddysnake on Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:18 am

MWB wrote:Anyone had Southern Tier winter yet? Picked up a sixer today to drink this weekend.


picked up a case last week, I like it, different from most winters, can't quite put my finger on it.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby eddysnake on Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:27 am

if you get a chance, pick up Southern Tiers OAT (imperial oatmeal stout), it is incredible and unlike their other blackwater series (choklat, mokah, jahva, etc) this thing has some drinkibility, not just a desert. It was easily my favorite beer at the brewery and one of the best I've had of recent, check it out. and at 10.8%, a bomber or two warms you up nicely.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby columbia on Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:41 am

I had to make an unnecessary trip earlier this morning for work, so I decided to kill some time at the bottle shop, afterwards:


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