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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby the wicked child on Sun Jun 09, 2013 10:45 pm

Tried the Harpoon Hefe last night. Fairly unremarkable.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Kraftster on Mon Jun 10, 2013 9:13 am

letsgoalpens wrote:Best overall: Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout
Saison: Allagash Interlude
Flanders Red: Rodenbach Grand Cru
Russian Imperial Stout: North Coast Old Rasputin
Doppelbock: Ayinger Celebrator
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If you haven't yet tried it, try to get your hands on Anchorage Love Buzz. Its similar to Interlude, but I think superior.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby llipgh2 on Mon Jun 10, 2013 9:19 am

Had this beer over the weekend. Wow. Sooooo good. Nice citrus undertones.

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Had this as well. LOVED IT. Nice, cloudy, unfiltered beer. Smells a little like bananas, has a wonderful taste. So smooth.

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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby pfim on Mon Jun 10, 2013 11:31 am

In my quest to find an everyday beer that doesn't break the bank or induce dry heaves at the sight of it, I tried Third Shift Amber Lager which is made by Coors. I think it's a decent beer for the money, compares with Yeungling (which I can't get up here). Lacks some depth with the taste, but for the price I think I'll add it to the list.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Shyster on Wed Jun 12, 2013 5:48 pm

pfim wrote:In my quest to find an everyday beer that doesn't break the bank or induce dry heaves at the sight of it, I tried Third Shift Amber Lager which is made by Coors. I think it's a decent beer for the money, compares with Yeungling (which I can't get up here). Lacks some depth with the taste, but for the price I think I'll add it to the list.

What's your budget? I would be tempted to go with Anchor Steam under those circumstances, but I dunno if ~$30 a case is too steep.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby count2infinity on Wed Jun 12, 2013 6:11 pm

my everyday beer is yuengling light, but I suppose that's not available up in maine?
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby eddysnake on Thu Jun 13, 2013 8:29 am

straub amber :thumb:
heavy seas black cannon :thumb:
duckrabbit porter :thumb:
ST 2x Steam :thumb:
Sam Adams Summer ALe :thumb:
Ithaca Nut brown ale :thumbdown:
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby eddysnake on Thu Jun 13, 2013 8:30 am

I picked up a case of Bell's Oberon for $27. I was a little surprised at the price, thought it would be more. Thats a fantastic summer brew.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Kraftster on Thu Jun 13, 2013 8:31 am

Definitely a nice summer brew. That does seem cheap.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Troy Loney on Thu Jun 13, 2013 8:33 am

yeah, any case of bottles under $30 is a good deal.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Kraftster on Thu Jun 13, 2013 8:40 am

Save on Beer had a case of La Fin Du Monde for only $64. I just wonder how it tastes out of a 12 oz bottle. It is one of my favorite beers, but if its a little bit off in a particular direction it can taste a little too girly (like Leiny Sunset Wheat with a hefty ABV).
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Idoit40fans on Thu Jun 13, 2013 8:47 am

I know nothing about beers. I can drink anything. "Good beer" to me is as simple as like a Dos Equis, Guinness, New Castle. My three favorite beers. I have no problem drinking the Beast, Coors, whatever you think isn't good. The only beer I really can't drink is Blue Moon or any beer that might automatically be serviced with an orange in it. They're awful.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Troy Loney on Thu Jun 13, 2013 8:55 am

Idoit...I would say that you don't like wheat beers, I don't care for them either.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Kraftster on Thu Jun 13, 2013 8:59 am

I wouldn't go too overboard on ruling out all beers that can probably come under some general wheat umbrella because of Blue Moon. A good Hefeweizen doesn't taste too much like Blue Moon.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Troy Loney on Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:02 am

I was just helping him out....I don't think Idoit is going to dig through bottle shops searching for a Hefeweizen he likes, but when having conversations about beer, he can definitely make a claim about his preferences. for instance, someone asks Idoit what he wants to drink, he can be like, "well anything really except a wheat, I don't really care for them".
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Idoit40fans on Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:02 am

:pop: I like Hefeweizen. The local brewery in Frederick, MD has a great one.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Troy Loney on Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:03 am

well then...nevermind hah
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Idoit40fans on Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:05 am

Troy Loney wrote:I was just helping him out....I don't think Idoit is going to dig through bottle shops searching for a Hefeweizen he likes, but when having conversations about beer, he can definitely make a claim about his preferences. for instance, someone asks Idoit what he wants to drink, he can be like, "well anything really except a wheat, I don't really care for them".


That is helpful, because I know nothing about beers haha, and I know that what I like is pretty broad. I could list off 20 beers that I like and not be able to tell you which ones are "related". Its probably safe for me to say I don't like wheat beers.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Kraftster on Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:08 am

Yeah, I was that way too. Figuring out what beers I liked had in common was actually what started to get me really into beer. I am pretty good with styles and ingredients now, but I still need to be better educated about the brewing process so that I can factor that in when trying to compile my list of things that I want to try.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Troy Loney on Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:12 am

Kraftster wrote:Yeah, I was that way too. Figuring out what beers I liked had in common was actually what started to get me really into beer. I am pretty good with styles and ingredients now, but I still need to be better educated about the brewing process so that I can factor that in when trying to compile my list of things that I want to try.



You should check out Copper Kettle sometime. I don't know if you have home brewing aspirations at any point in your life....I don't have any interest in procuring the necessary equipment, so I think that if I ever get the urge to brew beer, i'll just do it with them.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby the wicked child on Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:17 am

Interesting to see the Oberon love... I had that on draft at Mad Mex awhile back and was severely underwhelmed... didn't really seem to have much flavor.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby eddysnake on Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:43 am

the wicked child wrote:Interesting to see the Oberon love... I had that on draft at Mad Mex awhile back and was severely underwhelmed... didn't really seem to have much flavor.


last summer, I thought it was good, but nothing special. For whatever reason, this summer I find it remarkable with lots of flavor...
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby pfim on Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:17 am

Shyster wrote:
pfim wrote:In my quest to find an everyday beer that doesn't break the bank or induce dry heaves at the sight of it, I tried Third Shift Amber Lager which is made by Coors. I think it's a decent beer for the money, compares with Yeungling (which I can't get up here). Lacks some depth with the taste, but for the price I think I'll add it to the list.

What's your budget? I would be tempted to go with Anchor Steam under those circumstances, but I dunno if ~$30 a case is too steep.


$12-14 for a 12 pack, so not Bud Light but sitting right below a lot of the decent micro-brews.

I could afford $30/case, but hard to find cases of decent stuff up here and really, as much as I love beer, I'd rather be spending my money on other things.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Eismann on Thu Jun 13, 2013 3:56 pm

Eismann wrote:I'm in Vancouver for a few days (also a city swept in the playoffs).

Any suggestions for local beers?

People here mentioned Granville Island.


Tried a few styles of Granville Island. The Pale and IPA tasted similar, not bad. Lager was OK. Had a small batch dark ale at the brewery which had too much hops fighting the otherwise decent chocolate and coffee tones.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby malkinshair on Fri Jun 14, 2013 12:11 am

Had a Smuttynose Robust Porter with dinner last night. So good.
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