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Old 08-14-2010, 10:01 PM
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Default Beverages of a Frothy Nature

Ok so I was perusing the new posts this evening and there wasnt a whole lot going on so I thought Id bring up something non-fishing. Oh.......its related to fishing, just not about fishing.
I love beer, not just any beer but GOOD, high quality beer! And I have noticed that there are several members who are beer enthusiasts.
So Ill throw it out there, What beers are your favorites or what good beers have you tried lately?

WV just changed all the regulations regarding beer. (Thank goodness, I felt like Smokey and The Bandit everytime I came back from visiting PA or NY) So there are so many good beers available now that all of my old favorites have gotten pushed to the wayside.
But the most recent beer that I had was by Rogue, and it was the John John Ale. A pale ale aged in Gin barrels. It was oh so good!
Well there's one to kick things off.
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Old 08-14-2010, 11:55 PM
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I recently went out to dinner at the Stone Brewing company HQ out here in Escondido, CA. I had Drake’s Hopocalypse Ale. It was, needless to say, delicious. Stone's OAKED arrogant Ba$tard is always a good call, as well as there sublimely self righteous. Mostly people just hear of regular arrogant Ba$tard or their IPA, but the oaked and many of their other beers are stellar brews. Recently got turned on to some Green Flash beer as well, they have some good stuff


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Old 08-15-2010, 12:20 AM
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I could submit quite a list but I wouldn't want you guys getting the wrong idea about what I do with my spare time up here, so here's the short list.

Mirror Pond Pale Ale by the Deschutes Brewery, the Inversion IPA is also very good.

Paulaner Hefe Weizen; Munich

Flying Dog Hefe Weizen; Denver

Foster's Lager; AU. This makes a fine maintenance beer for those times when bottles are not a good choice.

Of course there are innumerable micro brews that I have found to be tasty but this was to be the short list.

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Old 08-15-2010, 01:34 AM
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Of course there are innumerable micro brews that I have found to be tasty but this was to be the short list.

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I agree there, I did as you did, just rattled off a few brews I have had recently.

Could go on and on if I racked my brain. The micro brews I have had of late were quite good.

Anyone here attempt some home brewing? Sounds like it could be pretty fun or frustrating depending on how you look at it..

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I've thought about doing that but I've got enough irons in the fire as it is. To make a good wheat beer it may end up costing more than buying one so I just pick some up now and then.
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I agree, with so many beers out there its kinda difficult to pick one favorite.
Ard you mentioned Flying Dog, their Snake Dog IPA is really really good! Are you sure Flying Dog is not out of Maryland, or are you speaking of a different Flying Dog?
I did recently have a Denver brew from Breckenridge brewing, Pandora's Bock. It was so rich and smooth.
And of course who could forget Chimay. Ill just stop there. The beverage is too powerful to analyze.

Ard I hear ya on having too many irons in the fire.....
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I've thought about doing that but I've got enough irons in the fire as it is. To make a good wheat beer it may end up costing more than buying one so I just pick some up now and then.
My neighbor is, and has been for some long period of time, a 'home brewer.' EXCELLENT quaff! Actually, good beer is fairly easy to make, it's the initial investment (like wine making which is what I used to do) where you run up your costs.

Once you've got all the 'equipment,' future costs are fairly modest. Fellow even grows his own Hops in his back yard.

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My neighbor is, and has been for some long period of time, a 'home brewer.' EXCELLENT quaff! Actually, good beer is fairly easy to make, it's the initial investment (like wine making which is what I used to do) where you run up your costs.

Once you've got all the 'equipment,' future costs are fairly modest. Fellow even grows his own Hops in his back yard.

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Fred: You gotta love a brew master who goes to the trouble of growing his own hops!

There are just so many good micro brews out there now days, and so little time to sample them! My favorite micro brew here in town is the 7200' Stout from the Altitude Chophouse. The Bearpaw Brown Ale comes in a close second. MY favorite Wyoming micro beer is the Snake River Lager from the Snake River Brewery in Jackson, WY. I also really like Fat Tire from New Belgium Brewery in Ft Collins, CO. When I worked in Fairbanks, AK my boss went in partners with a couple of guys and started a micro brewery called Silver Gulch Brewery and they had a couple very good beers called Fairbanks Lager and Pick Axe Porter.

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Ah...a subject near and dear to my heart, beer. As has been stated the list would be a long one.
The short list of Favs. would be:
TommyKnockers Maple Nut Brown Ale
Fat Tire
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I could post one beer on this list every day for a year....

let's start at home with Great Lakes Brewery Edmund Fitzgerald Porter and Commodore Perry IPA.
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