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13 years ago
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13 years ago
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i'm drinking a big hole mythical white grand reserve. it's so good. strong (7%) and light and malty.
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13 years ago
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Dude, a tasty Belgian Strong Pale Ale (BSPA).

I'm so happy this thread was created. *beernerd*

I'm creeped out by that brewery though.

http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/1602/5047
http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/618/22872

What??!?!

(also you can see one of my reviews on the second link)
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13 years ago
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why are you creeped out by big hole?

and what's your username on that site?

drop beer knowledge more often, bpa.
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13 years ago
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whoa.. i see why you're creeped out.
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13 years ago
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uname: antilochus

you can see my review on the guelph, ontario version of headstrong
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13 years ago
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beer is my second love, after whisky and before wine.

barley is just... so awesome.
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13 years ago
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Don't Let Your Walls Down
beer is pretty damned amazing.
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13 years ago
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<3 that site.


Some favorites we serve here at work:

http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/142/1946
http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/143/26654
http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/337/1065
http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/337/1344
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13 years ago
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nice.

i am endlessly intrigued by terroir and tradition in brewing and distilling. more anon.
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13 years ago
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The Yardhouse was out of the bayhawk chocolate porter that I wanted to try :\ I had a bayhawk hefeweizen instead, it was decent.
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13 years ago
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i didn't know brewers were all about terroir.

fuck hefs.
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well, most aren't. most are 'about' tradition. but we say things that reference location: english stout, american ipa, belgian strong pale ale, munich helles, czech pilsner, etc. and sometimes it actually makes a difference, english barley for example. or american crazy hop strains like cascade or chinook hops. and in some cases it is unreplicable - like lambics.

terroir is odd in the brewing world. brewers try to make their product as uniform as possible over the years, while vintners openly declare vintages and variation is acceptable (within varietal, house, and regional style, of course). not to mention vintners use their own grapes which means climate, soil etc play a role. certainly the water used in brewing plays a role in the flavour (especially in distilling with peated water), but beyond that, the other ingredients: barley, hops, yeast have largely been treated as commodities that can be sourced from anywhere in the world.

and hefes rule! summer beer though. i'm sipping some aventinus weizenbock.
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i thought that people say things like "czech pilsner" and "english stout" because of origination of brewing style (tradition?), not terroir.

and it makes more sense for brewers to be all about their yeast strains, not their sourcing. (although obviously both are important, i'd imagine them to be more protective of the former.)

hefes bore me. kinda like white alsace.
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I generally like mild to dark beers, where should I start?

I feel like the lighter ones tend to make me want to vomit after having one, so I sorta stay away.

I didn't like 'Mad River Jamaican Red' very much. Has anyone tried this before?
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lr > yes, the geographical terms are inconsistent in their application. however i'm pretty sure there are only two common strains of yeast used (lager yeast and ale yeast). lambics obviously use brettanomyces.

dp > america has the best small breweries in the world, and thanks to the liquor monopoly in the province i can only try maybe 0.2% of them. i'd start local.

however the darkness of the beer really doesn't refer to the level of flavour at all, it just refers to the colour of the initial malted barley used. i'd say a good measure of the level of flavour is the abv. e.g. guinness - very dark, light in flavour, low abv.

i'd start with some moderate styles - perhaps american pale ales (APAs), some richer lagers (brooklyn maybe), or some british stuff.
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> i'd start local.

Bayhawk is the most local microbrewery I know of (I'm visiting my old residence in southern california) out of irvine, orange county. I'm heading back up to San Jose so we'll see what I can find up there. I don't know of any decent bar there for beer.

As far as the darkness of the beer with relation to flavor it's only really a loose pattern I've noticed. I'll check into those APA's though and keep the lagers and Brits in mind.
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nestor > however i'm pretty sure there are only two common strains of yeast used

yeah, but afaik most breweries try to keep their particular strain from mutating and from being stolen.
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had an amazing stout tonight.
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13 years ago
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what kind?
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one of my housemates went to montreal this weekend

he is bringing me back some 'peche mortel' and a unibroue anniversary bspa

word
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into my beer cellar! here be the links.

http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/1141/10325
http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/22/35299

i'm going to drink the peche tonight, probably let the unibroue mellow out for 6-12 months
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13 years ago
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stopped by rogue brewing--
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13 years ago
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13 years ago
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... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Rogue Dead Guy is pretty damn good.
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13 years ago
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I just bought some Brutal Bitter. I'm jealous of you Americans and your great breweries. Honestly, I think US beer has eclipsed Germany as the 2nd best beer in the world.
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13 years ago
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\m/

Too bad Germany has better vineyards than the US.
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no way!!! california and the pacific northwest are awesome.
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I've never had a good wine from those regions ... but that's probably because I don't know which labels to look for. Suggestions?
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13 years ago
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dp > if you are still in southern california you should check out Stone Brewing, Port Brewing, AleSmith. These are exceptional places, known worldwide.

I'm not sure where you live most of the time but I can give you some good recommendations if you are near SF.
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13 years ago
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I am near SF!

I just visited southern calif. a few weekends ago when I tried that Bayhawk.
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Well then.

Anchor Brewing is actually in SF.
I like Anchor Liberty Ale a lot - it is an American Pale Ale (APA) with a decent hop profile, lots of citrusy Cascades, bready maltiness too and 6% abv. You can probably easily find this. That is the only thing I can get in Ontario from your area, but I've heard about lots of other good stuff.

Some stuff you can probably easily find in specialty stores:

Lagunitas - Petaluma (a bit out of your way but you can probably get it in stores)
Russian River - Santa Rosa - this place is mad famous, also a little out of the way
Bear Republic - Healdsburg - even further, but tasty still
Sierra Nevada - Chico - I think it is the biggest craft brewer on the west coast, if you haven't had it yet I'd try their APA

Bah I'm just getting frustrated writing this to think about how much I am missing due to evil monopoly in my province.

If you are looking for a brewpub or even more local place (which is the way to go, imho) you'll have to tell me what city you're in :D
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13 years ago
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I'm in San Jose, I went with lr to SF the day before yesterday!
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13 years ago
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green beer rules
 
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beer gets me wasted
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Tried some Rogue 'Brutal Bitter' a few weeks ago... definitely recommend it if you like highly hopped styles
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13 years ago
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as in highly boil-hoppy. finish hops are pretty amazing
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dry hops ftw

so expensive these days though, it's a shame
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yeah
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13 years ago
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mmmmmmm kokanee gold
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13 years ago
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had some oak aged rye beer tonight. yum
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went out and had some southern tier tripel & imperial red ale. then went to a house and had some glenmo 18 yo. too much to drink.
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13 years ago
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also clove cigarettes are good.
 
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cloves ... really lol ... salmon fly honey rye (Madison river brewing co.) is badass
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mmmm, rye beer.
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12 years ago
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was in toronto yesterday. went to what probably amounts to the best beer bar in canada, 'volo'. had a pint of denison's weissbier (BA says the best weiss IIRC), and then a pint of wellington russian imperial stout. yum.
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12 years ago
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the RIS is 8%, and i was on a largely empty stomach. i was worried they weren't going to let me on the train.
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12 years ago
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haha

i'm into imperial stouts
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12 years ago
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Cola Weizen!?!
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i was in toronto again. drank some local craft ipa from cask. twas awesome.

also when i got back to london last night ended up on a patio. i'm going to miss summer weather here... $10 pitchers of pbr (good for canada...)
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12 years ago
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for you bluet

http://www.nogne-o.com/
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12 years ago
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not working :(
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works for me. weird.
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12 years ago
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... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Works for me, too.
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and it is a really, really cool brewery. perhaps i will try to acquire some when i am in the uk. check out their 'dark horizon'.
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like if i were to make a brewery/distillery this is the kind of thing i would do.
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12 years ago
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must've been temporary or maybe blocked at school. works now
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und? was denkst du
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nichts besonderes. ich habe nie bier getrunken
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schade
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12 years ago
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reinheitsgebot

This is news to me, I saw it on a bottle of beer I picked up, it was in English though and it just said Germany Purity Law or somesuch. Interesting anyhow:

In the original text, the only ingredients that could be used in the production of beer were water, barley, and hops.

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yeah it is pretty stupid imho, big reason why belgium owns germany in the beer scene.

also it is pretty weird in that it totally excludes traditional german styles like hefeweizen. and it doesn't allow addition of yeast. apparently back then they just let wild yeasts inoculate the wort. hardcore.
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what did you get that referenced the reinheitsgebot? i think all german brews must but i'm still interested in what you got.
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oh, and i had a fruit lambic today. twas quite good.
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had two fruit lambics today - last post i had a framboise from a toronto craft, this time two imported belgians: a kriek and a lemon flavoured one. the lemon flavoured one was awesome. lambicy sourness + lemon sourness = extreme lambic.
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12 years ago
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... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Had a pitcher of Shiner today while watching a movie ... weeeeee!
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had a few pints of cask ale today.... one was a dark mild and the other a pale. 3.4% and 4%, respectively. yay session
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so much cask beer here... i'm really liking it, even though a lot is very low strength. people think lager is strong beer here.... practically anything above 4.0% is labeled 'strong'. hahaha

i'm looking at a bottle of timothy taylor landlord - 'strong' pale ale - 4.1% abv. probably the best beer i've had since i've arrived.
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> what did you get that referenced the reinheitsgebot? i think all german brews must but i'm still interested in what you got.

sadly I don't remember. I think it's because andyp and I got two or three bottled beers each a different kind.

> yay session

:)
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picked up some 'mikkeller beer geek breakfast 2006' oatmeal stout - from denmark - and 'traquair jacobite' wee heavy - from scotland.
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:o although mikkeller is danish this is brewed in norway!

Beer Geek Breakfast

Brewed at Nøgne Ø, Grimstad, Norway

Alc. 7.5% vol. 50 cl.

A stout brewed with: water, malt (pale, oat, smoked, caramunich, brown, pale chocolate and chocolate), roasted barley, flaked oats, molasses, hops (palisade, centennial and cascade), ale yeast and gourmet coffee. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, many say, and if you are a beer geek there is no better way to start the day than with a powerful, complex morning stout. The unique mix of oats and coffee gives this beer large body and power, while the coffee, at the same time, creates a nice balance.

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12 years ago
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we have some crazy cuisine
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12 years ago
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sipping some great divide 'titan ipa'. SO GOOD. definitely in my top 5.
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12 years ago
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Drunk by Myself
Blue Moon with an orange slice

Best Summer drink period.
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... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Got a pint of Guiness in front of me.
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nothing wrong with that, it's my fallback here in the uk

but i hate diageo.
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I'd take that gatz if it were by tap.
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blue moon is brewed in canada by molson, they call it 'rickard's red' here.

for that marketing bs i refuse
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here = there?
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picked up some awesome stuff this week

goose island ipa
harpoon ipa
flying dog 'snake dog' ipa
jw lees harvest ale (english barleywine) 2006
nøgne ø imperial stout
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more

poperings hommel bier (belgian ipa)
great divide hercules dipa
girardin gueuze 1882 (unfiltered gueuze)
ballards thin ice (english barleywine)
badger golden champion (english blond ale)
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tomorrow... i am finding the mighty

WESTVLETEREN.
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Spec's not near my house has a GREAT beer selection.

Picked up some Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA.

More to come.
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DFH 90! nice!

I got two sixers recently... Goose Island IPA and Great Divide Titan IPA. All at the low price of $20 each. And yes, that is a low price.
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12 years ago
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the law is no protection
I am warming up to beer.
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pounds, loonies, or usd?
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lr > each sixer cost £10, or $20. so each beer is $3.30 or so. That is actually pretty cheap for here. Pints of InBev crap are generally £3.00-£3.50 or $6-$7. Bottles at decent beer bars are up to £5 or $10.

CAD1=USD1

asemi > what have you been trying?
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the law is no protection
I had a Sam Adams Summer Ale last time I had a beer. it was pretty good.

tonight I had a Blue Moon and a Magic Hat. I liked the Blue Moon a lot better. I think these are all wheat beers. Blue Moon has been the best so far I think.
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magic hat is a brewery, but all those are wheat (blue moon is a molsoncoors vanity label). that's a lot of wheat.

what have i had lately...
meantime eipa
great divide titan
great divide hercules
girardin gueuze 1882 (unfiltered)
goose island ipa

still haven't found the westvleteren - tomorrow?
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yeah I forgot the name of the Magic Hat I had. 97? I forget. it had a number.
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tried some Newcastle Brown Ale tonight. didn't like it much. then I had a glass of Blue Moon and tried to go back and have a sip of the Newcastle and it tasted like shit, haha. I also tried a few sips of Harpoon IPA and did not like it at all. too bitter!
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newcastle is terrible! yeah. brewed with hfcs and junk.
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Finally got around to drinking that DFH 90m IPA. It was like drinking a plant. A really, really good plant.

Got an Imperial Stout waiting for me as well as some mock "Trappist-style" ale a friend got me.
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very nice. i just polished off some goose island. seriously, america is a land 'o plenty. i'm colonizing y'all next (well, not texas. sf or ny?)
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12 years ago
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sf, ttf is mainly from the (north) west side!

although ny would be cool :)
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yeah. when i say colonize i mean the US in general :)
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beers i had tonight: for future reference.

- champsflower bitter
- saison 1900
- saison dupont
- adnams bitter
- lindemans faro
- cantillon gueuze bio
- houston tarton terror
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Rep. South Side.

Shiner Boch. mmm so good.
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going to the camra's british beer festival today :)
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mission: belgium

TOP 25

Westvleteren 12

Westvleteren 8

Westvleteren Blonde

(Rochefort 10)

(Bernardus Abt 12)

Pannepot - Old Fisherman's Ale (Quad) (De Struise)

Cantillon - Saint Lamvinus (Fruit Lambic)

Black Albert (RIS) (De Struise)

(Rochefort 8)

Gouden Carolus Carolus D'Or - Cuvee Van De Keizer (BSDA) ('t Anker)#

(Duvel)

Fantome Saison (Saison) (Fantome)

Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel (BIPA) (d'Achouffe)

Drie Fonteinen Oude Gueuze (Gueuze) (Drie Fonteinen)

Kriek De Ranke (Kriek) (De Ranke)

Avec Les Bons Voeux (Saison) (Dupont)

Fantome Saison D'Erezee - Ete (Saison) (Fantome)

Bernardus Tripel

Abbaye Des Rocs (BSDA) (Abbaye de Rocs)

Drie Fonteinen Schaerbeekse Kriek (Drie Fonteinen)

(Chimay Bleu)

(Westmalle Tripel)

Cantillon Lou Pepe (Kriek)

Tripel Karmeliet

Achelse Kluis (BSDA) (Achel)



BIPA

De Ranke XX Bitter (De Ranke)

Gouden Carolus Hopsinjoor ('t Anker)

Urthel Hop-It (De Leyerth)

Poperings Hommelbier (van Ecke)



BSDA

Des Rocs Triple Imperiale (Abbaye des Rocs)



BDG

Abbaye De Saint Bon-Chien (Des Franches-Montagnes)

3 Monts Grande Reserve Special Ale (Saint-Sylvestre)

La Bavaisienne (Theillier)



Dubbel

Bernardus Prior 8

Bernardus Pater 6

Cuvee Angelique (De Glazen Toren)

Achel 8 Brune

Corsendonk Pater



FLANDERS OUD BRUIN

Goudenband (Liefmans)

De Dolle Oerbier (vintage) (De Dolle)

Bellegems Bruin (Bockor)

Monk's Cafe Flemish Sour Red (Van Steenberge)

Petrus Aged Pale (Bavik)

Vondel (Riva)

Pilaarbijter Bruin (Bavik)

Liefmans Oud Bruin



FLANDERS RED ALE

Rodenbach Grand Cru

Panil Parriquee

Zoetzuur Flemish Ale (Proef)

Rodenbach Classic

Rodenbach Vin De Cereale

Duchesse De Bourgogne

Vichtenaar (Verhaeghe)

Mestreechs Aajt (Gulpener)

La Rouge Flamande (Thiriez)



GUEUZE

Girardin 1882 Black Label

Drie Fonteinen Oude Gueuze

Cantillon 100% Lambic

Boon Oude Geuze Mariage Parfait

Lindemands Gueuze Cuvee Rene

Oude Gueuze (Hanssens Artisanaal)

Oud Beersel Oude Gueuze Vieille

Girardin 1882 White Label



LAMBIK - FRUIT

Saint Lamvinus

Kriek De Ranke

Drie Fonteinen Schaerbeekse Kriek

Cantillon Lou Pepe - Kriek

Oud Beersel Oude Kriek

Cantillon Lou Pepe - Framboise

Cantillon Kriek 100% Lambik

Cantillon Vigneronne

Cantillon Rose de Gambrinus

Book Oude Kriek



LAMBIK - UNBLENDED

Geuze de Cam

Cantillon Lambic

Cantillon Iris

50 Degrees North 4 Degrees East (Cantillon)

Cantillon Broucsella (1900) Grand Cru



BSPA

De Proef Reserve Signature Ale

De Proef Flemish Primitive Wild Ale

La Chouffe



BIERE DE CHAMPAGNE

DeuS, Brut des Flandres (Bosteels)

Malheur Bier Brut (Landtsheer)

Brut Prestige (Dubuisson Freres)

Malheur Brut Noir (Landtsheer)



QUAD

Val-Dieu Grand Cru (Abbaye du Val-Dieu)

Pannepot Grand Reserva (De Struise)

Malheur 12 (De Landtsheer)



SAISON

Fantome Saison

Fantome Saison Erezee Ete

Avec Les Bons Voeux (Dupont)

Saison Dupont



TRIPEL

De Dolle Dulle Teve (De Dolle)



WIT

Jan De Lichte (De Glazen Toren)

La Grande Blance (Proef)



BDA

La Rulles Cuvee Meileurs Voeux (De Rulles)

Black (Brugge)

Grottenbier (Bernardus)



BPA

Westy Blonde

Orval

Stuiselensis (De Struise)

Zinnebir (De La Senne/Zenne)

Troubador (De Musketiers)

Taras Boulba (Senne/Zenne)
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a lot of beer to drink in 3 days, but totally possible
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nothing is wrong - what are you scared of?
egads
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the law is no protection
had some Victory Sunrise tonight. didn't like it that much. I had a glass of it a while ago and thought I remembered it being good, but that was after a mint julep so my judgment may have been slightly clouded.
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i've got a list of beer i want to try this weekend

it has 180 lines
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had some great, great beer this weekend

highlights:

sint-sixtus westvleteren abt 12
st-bernardus tripel
cantillon iris 2005 (unblended lambic)
de struise pannepot vintage 2007
chimay blue vintage 2001
drie fonteinen oude gueuze
de struise "struiselensis"
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12 years ago
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http://www.indietorrents.com/bitbucket/westy1.jpg
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12 years ago
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rogue dead guy ale! so good
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12 years ago
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i ❤ demo
it's not bad :o
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12 years ago
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the law is no protection
I want beer right now.

I had some Tetley's Bitter (which you can apparently only find in the UK) at some British pub in Boston and it was pretty bad. it tasted really flat. not like, no carbonation, just the flavor was very flat. that's the only way I can think of to describe it.

I'm bummed that the Summer seasonal beers are gone now :(. I don't like the Fall stuff as much.

I want a beer right now.
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12 years ago
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Imma go drink some beer right now at the best pub in western Ontario
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Imma go drink some beer right now at the best pub in western Ontario
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12 years ago
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had some sake tonight

that's sort of like beer
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12 years ago
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And in the last few days I've had a couple of these: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ma%C3%9F

Filled with Hacker-Pschorr Oktoberfestbier
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12 years ago
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at the actual Oktoberfest in Munchen Maskrugs cost between €8.00 and €8.30 or about $12... I got them for a bit less. I'm happy
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12 years ago
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... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
A few friends are at the Oktoberfest in Rosenberg right now. Jealous. :(
 
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good link if you are looking to learn beer stuffs

http://beeradvocate.com/beer/101/
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12 years ago
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BA is amazing, y'all should check out some of my reviews
http://beeradvocate.com/user/beer_reviews?ba=Antilochus
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12 years ago
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Nøgne Ø is coming to Ontario!
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12 years ago
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i still haven't had any!
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12 years ago
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there is a place called Beer Works with a few locations around here and they brew their own beer.

I had two Boston Common Ales last night and one Boston Garden Golden.

BOSTON COMMON
Copper-colored and medium-bodied with a firm malt
sweetness and pronounced hop aromas.

BOSTON GARDEN GOLDEN
Canadian-style golden ale brewed with a smooth taste and crisp finish.

from http://www.beerworks.net/_media/pdfs/monthly/ … _canal.pdf
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12 years ago
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asemi > Nice. Common sounds solid. I don't really like golden ales because ales without hop presence sort of freak me out when there is no real malt presence... 'smooth' and 'crisp' are words I'd rather not have in beer.

bluet > you don't even like beer!
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Drank Woodchuck Draft Cider the other day. Not bad! Really appley.
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12 years ago
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mmm la fin du monde
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11 years ago
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Had some Nøgne Ø last night. Imperial Stout, Indian Pale Ale, #100, Saison and another one I don't remember. :)
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11 years ago
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I forgot about this thread. I've been drinking a lot of Brooklyn and Smuttynose beers lately.
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11 years ago
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nice one bluet. i've only had the imperial stout.

i've been drinking a lot of dogfish head and rogue
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11 years ago
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Martin
Today's "menu":

La Trappe
Iki
Korenwolf
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9 years ago
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I hate my past self in this thread.

I have much better taste in beer now. draft smuttynose ipa pints for 4 dollars right next to my workplace is probably what I drink the most of. close second is probably the pamola xtra pale ale from baxter brewing in maine. their ipa is also wicked good.

I've tried a million other things lately because the place I work just started carrying beer and wine fairly recently. I've been trying to get more into stouts. had a mean old tom from maine beer company recently and it was really good.

the mystic bridge ipa from cottrell brewing is probably better than the smuttynose ipa.

so much beer.
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9 years ago
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ps - blue moon and boston beer works beer sucks.
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9 years ago
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the law is no protection
also they had dogfish india brown ale on tap at this same place for a while (I think it was also 4 bucks) and it was great. then I guess the owner decided it was too "fancy."
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Martin
Currently drinking a La Trappe dubbel

http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/184/626 (Some reviewers mention it's from Belgium. It's not, it's Dutch).

Nice site btw!
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9 years ago
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M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
belgium netherlands practically the same country

sometimes they even are.
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9 years ago
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man, i love belgium so much.

in other news, i got blasted on american IPA on cask and bourbon last night...
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Martin
> belgium netherlands practically the same country

If you were any other man, I would kill you where you stand!
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M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
oddly enough Belgium is one of the few European countries in that area that does import dogfish head.
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How odd!
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... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Belgium sounds awesome now.