Hot!Beer thread 2014

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Re: Beer thread 2014 2014/06/26 17:29:05 (permalink)
Thanks for the info FishinGuy. I didn't have any idea they made such a variety of beers so I'd have to look to see what was [is] available where I shop and get back to you. I was under the impression they only made one beer. That probably won't occur until this Saturday evening. Thanks again FishinGuy!
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Re: Beer thread 2014 2014/07/10 16:59:30 (permalink)
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Dogfish is a big name in craft brewing. They make lots of different varieties that vary greatly in flavor and price. Which one were you thinking of?

When I first was at the supermarket that had the DogfishHead Ale, there was only one type on the shelves. A return trip today revealed a number of others by Dogfish and other companies not noted before. The DogfishHead Ales were: 1) Tweason'Ale, 2) 60 minute IPA, 3) Indian Brown Ale, 4) Festina Pe'che and 5) 90 minute IPA. The bottles and occasionally cans from others that caught my attention strictly because of the labeling were: Rivertownes' 1) Hala Kahilt, 2) Grateful White, 3) Babbling Blonde and 4) Scottish Ale. Still others from different companies were: Terrapin Ale Rye, Bell's Two Hearted Ale, Mississippi Black and Tan Porter & Pilsner Beer and Angry Orchard. I realize there is a large selection listed with varying tastes and styles of craftsmanship while some are most likely repetitive of others. If FishinGuy would like to list his favorites for taste or other factors and possibly any other reason also, it would be most appreciated. Thanks to anyone that responds! Once again, I realize there is a broad category listed here. Thanks in advance as your time and opinions are appreciated and valued!
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Re: Beer thread 2014 2014/07/10 18:22:47 (permalink)
60 Minute is one of my favorites.  Not too strong and good balance of hops and malts.  90 Minute is too strong for me, but they hide the alchohol very well.  I probably wouldn't get the 90 for him, unless you knew he liked IPAs.  Although is probably my second favorite on your list.  Their India Brown Ale, is pretty good, but not something that I'd buy myself.  Bell's is good too.  I did not like the Terrapin that I had, their session ale.  If the Mississippi is the Mississippi Mud, it's not that great either, but cool bottle.  Angry Orchard if he likes apple cider, personally, I can't drink more than 2 without getting a sour stomach, much like drinking pop.  I liked the Rivertowne OHPA, but the ones you mentioned, their styles don't really appeal to me.  Best to find out what style of beer he likes, and make it a lot easier to really make him happy.  Beer is similar to pop in that way.  There are people that love cola, but don't like root beer, ginger ale or fruit flavors.  It truely is that drastic of a difference in taste among styles.  But, honestly, who isn't happy with free beer, even if it isn't one that you really like...
 
That all said, if he is pale ale drinker, 60 Minute is a very good choice.
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Re: Beer thread 2014 2014/07/10 19:18:05 (permalink)
Like pt said, so many different styles out there. And everyone has their preferences. If you don't know the styles they like its hard to make a strong recommendation. Of the ones you listed 90 min, and 2 hearted are my favorite. If they're from out of town I'd recommend something from rivertowne, as they're local. Greatful white is a good summery wheat beer. They also sell variety cases. I also know the head brewer/co-owner. And he's a real good guy. And a fisherman.
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Re: Beer thread 2014 2014/07/11 08:06:37 (permalink)
Can you ask him to bring back the OHPA?
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Re: Beer thread 2014 2014/07/11 08:19:26 (permalink)
I'll bring it up next time I see him.
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Re: Beer thread 2014 2014/07/14 14:39:58 (permalink)
Fish5000,

What beers do you currently enjoy?  Do you enjoy Guiness?  Do you prefer more refreshing beers or heartier beers?
 
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Re: Beer thread 2014 2014/07/15 23:09:01 (permalink)
 Thanks so much Porktown and FishinGuy for your responses as they are appreciated greatly! There's very little beer in it's seemingly infinite varieties that he doesn't like, although like anyone he does have his favorites. Fortunately, he's not that difficult to please as far as beer goes and as Porktown wrote "Who isn't happy with free beer..." ? My choice for him is going to be a heavily mixed case based on varieties and labels, particularly ones with fish pictured on them. For him, a beer drinker and fisherman, it will be pleasing and revered. No doubt that some will be utilized for beer battered walleye and crappie.
  As mentioned earlier Accountant, I'm not much of a beer drinker or for that matter, alcohol, but have liked Fortune, Samuel Adams [don't have any idea which one. As far as I know, it was the first one released]. Yes, definitely Guiness, Dos Equis and Corona. There are others also, simpler ones like Iron City, an acquired taste to be sure and even Bud. Definitely not a snob, but as you probably are aware, some will judge others by what the other favors whether it be a beer, style of fishing, manner of dress... . To answer your question, I'd have to say my preference would be a heartier beer. There is one one beer that I didn't like though. It was Ohio's 3.2% [?] beer. It was like drinking water.
  As a side note, I've experimented by trying beer as our neighbors across The Pond do, warm, room temperature. I'm not "picky" whether it be food, beer, pursuing a fish species... . Drinking a beer warm [to me] was not all that unusual or unpleasant as one might expect, one that has been raised in a culture that drinks it cold I mean. Englishmen find it weird to drink it cold just as many here think it odd to drink it warm.
 
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Re: Beer thread 2014 2014/07/16 10:12:34 (permalink)
If you ever get out to the eastern park of the state check out Elk Creek Brewing Co.  They have a pretty heavily fishing-themed beer selection and I'm pretty sure their brewhouse is the same way. 
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Re: Beer thread 2014 2014/07/16 15:13:43 (permalink)
I know this is a beer thread but.........This summer ive found myself drinking more Ciders than beer. Usually its either Redds or Angry Orchard. I like the Angry Orchard best.
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Re: Beer thread 2014 2014/07/18 22:31:20 (permalink)
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If you ever get out to the eastern park of the state check out Elk Creek Brewing Co.  They have a pretty heavily fishing-themed beer selection and I'm pretty sure their brewhouse is the same way. 


Thanks Accountant! I get out that way either once a year or every other year. No doubt they'll have a few things to add to my collection as if I really need to collect anything else that is fish/fishing related, lol! Drinking the brew is merely a part of the enjoyment.
 
Not a beer as Gymi03 has already stated, but Angry Orchard is palatable. Experimentation can be a good thing.
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Re: Beer thread 2014 2014/07/21 10:29:47 (permalink)
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Re: Beer thread 2014 2014/07/21 11:45:28 (permalink)
Rivertown Hala Kahiki pineapple is the best summer beer ever made in my book. Lienenkugle summer shandy ,Curious Travler and Amstel Raddler are nice in the summer too.
 
 
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Re: Beer thread 2014 2014/07/24 14:42:39 (permalink)
Jeb i tried the rivertown last night when i was out on the town due to your positve thoughts.  Its a pretty good beer and i was surprised how much pineapple flavor there was.  Its almost too pineapple-ish, but its a pretty good beer nontheless. 

I also had a couple fatheads foggy goggle hefeweisens and i really enjoyed them.
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Re: Beer thread 2014 2014/07/29 08:24:55 (permalink)
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Rivertown Hala Kahiki pineapple is the best summer beer ever made in my book. Lienenkugle summer shandy ,Curious Travler and Amstel Raddler are nice in the summer too.
 

I had a can this weekend of the Hala Kahiki.  Let's just say that I'm glad that I didn't buy a case of it (or 6-pack for that matter).  Maybe better out of a bottle or tap or the can was skunked, or my taste buds just didn't agree with it.  I like pineapples too. 
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Re: Beer thread 2014 2014/07/30 12:34:16 (permalink)
Pork, Sorry to hear that.
Mustve gotten a bad can or something, it's one of my favorite summer beers. Rivertown does not bottle, only cans.  More Micros or smaller brew co's are starting to can now, say it lets in less light and keeps the beer fresher.
The bottle vs can debate keeps going back and forth, lol.
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Re: Beer thread 2014 2014/07/30 12:38:17 (permalink)
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Re: Beer thread 2014 2014/10/24 15:48:07 (permalink)
Grabbed a case of Victory Harvest Ale.  Pretty good stuff.  I haven't been very disapointed with any of their beers.
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Re: Beer thread 2014 2021/04/02 18:20:32 (permalink)
I’m bringing back this beauty. Session IPAs have grown in popularity and choice. Many even lower ABV options now. With things opening up more and not just sitting at home drinking beers with the wife, I like to keep the ABV low when out. Anyone have any good ones lately?

I cracked open a Bell’s Light Hearted after finishing up a post hole. Pretty good for 3.7%.

I have been messing around with some hop tea and carbonating to make a clone of the Lagunitas Hop Refresher. Mixed with a well balanced IPA, is actually pretty good too.
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Re: Beer thread 2014 2021/04/02 18:59:50 (permalink)
A 30 pack of Bud was on sale at Albertsons for $17.99 plus tax, and CRV.
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Re: Beer thread 2014 2021/04/02 19:27:46 (permalink)
I can do Bud Light, Bud regular better come with a few rolls of TP. Same thing with Yeungling. Not sure what is in either of those, but seems to liquify my insides.
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Re: Beer thread 2014 2021/04/02 19:46:17 (permalink)
Guinness jussay'IN... truss me.
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Re: Beer thread 2014 2021/04/02 20:02:04 (permalink)
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Guinness jussay'IN... truss me.

J, not a horrible choice for low ABV. The Brown Hotel in Indiana used to be my go to in my early 20’s with Murphy’s stout on tap with nitrogen. They went down like water too often though. Kind of goes against the lower ABV if you drink twice as many... Good stuff though.
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Re: Beer thread 2014 2021/04/03 06:19:09 (permalink)
if you like a Nitro.....Aparition( spelling ) Ale from Erie Brewing at the Union Station downtown Erie. Not positive this is still available as it's been a while ( couple years ). High octane ( 9%ish ) but delicious
 
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Re: Beer thread 2014 2021/04/03 10:08:16 (permalink)
A girlfriend in college of mine was from Erie. We used to go there on breaks in the mid 90s. Back when Railbender was the insane high ABV. Still is stiff, but so many others now.

I just looked it up, 6.8%... That is about average of most IPAs now.
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Re: Beer thread 2014 2021/04/03 10:55:33 (permalink)
if you like tasty ales that don’t knock you on yet butt i love conway’s irish ale from great lakes. think it’s around 5% but it’s nearing the end of its season. one local distributor still has cans but no bottles.
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Re: Beer thread 2014 2021/04/03 11:24:19 (permalink)
 Only have a few a year for the past 5 but these are purdy tasty 
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Re: Beer thread 2014 2021/04/03 12:28:27 (permalink)
Ugh, slushies. Let's talk some kick!! That Long Island will ruin a night, truss me. Or maybe you're not supposed to drink 10 of them between 3 people, I dunno...
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Re: Beer thread 2014 2021/04/03 14:18:24 (permalink)
They have those at one of our local distributors. I get a hangover walking by them.
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Re: Beer thread 2014 2021/04/03 20:55:09 (permalink)
Slushies have a place in the world...
 
But...I guess my biggest dissapointment with the current brew push is that everything seems to be trending towards New England IPA and I'm just so/so on those.  Yep, a good one is good but give me West Coast IPA all day long.  
 
utility - Molson
fun - session IPA from local
Friday night - 2X NE or other from local
Sunday - Belgians
After dinner - (literally antything, or local porter)
Fishanddrink - Blue light (never really drink and fish unless vacation or today)
Any other time (free and cold) 
 
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