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#41 Turkey

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Posted 02 June 2008 - 04:01 PM

I had Brother Thelonius Belgian Style Ale the other day...that stuff is pretty tasty and probably cheaper than buying an imported beer. Not sure about the cost though, since I didn't buy it.
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Posted 02 June 2008 - 05:56 PM

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My brother just got me drinking Sea Dog Blueberry Ale. MMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!!!!!! For anyone who likes beer, and who also likes the flavor of blueberries, it's a must have. I don't know how widespread it is - it's a microbrew from Maine and I'd never heard of Sea Dog outside of New England.

I think I've seen that down here, I know all of a sudden a couple blueberry beers staveted showing up at my grocery store. I'll have to give it a try.

I was at my local Spec's (Houston based liquor store which is about the size of small grocery store. Tons of beer/wine/booze) and picked up some singles I hadn't tried. I got:

Great Divide Denver Pale Ale
Shiner Blonde
Spanish Peaks American Pale Ale
Mendocino Brewing Co. Black Hawk Stout

I've tried the first three. Out of the two pale ales, the Denver Pale Ale is probably the hoppier of the two, closer to an IPA. I hadn't had a Shiner Blonde in quite a while, probably since before I moved to Texas. It's a pretty refreshing beer, good for a hot day.

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Posted 07 June 2008 - 08:57 PM

Does anyone know what Babcock is drinking here? Is it beer? If so, what kind?



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Posted 07 June 2008 - 09:09 PM


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Posted 07 June 2008 - 10:02 PM

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Thanks!

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Posted 07 June 2008 - 10:07 PM

My fave brewery is Great Lakes Brewery. I love their Edmund Fitzgerald Porter. Porters are my favorite beer type. It is also my favorite type to homebrew.

The one type of beer I cannot stand are wheat beers. I like the heavier beers of porters and stouts.

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Posted 07 June 2008 - 11:40 PM

Man i just bought a six pack of this crazy IPA its called HOPHEAD from tree brewing company its fanfreakintastic i suggest you guys try it, if your into IPAs and HOPS only!

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Posted 07 June 2008 - 11:44 PM

You guys are talking about all these crazy beers, so call me boring, but my favorite is good ol' Budweiser. It is the King of Beers.
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Posted 08 June 2008 - 10:49 AM

QUOTE (Ozzy318 @ June 7, 2008 - 11:07PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My fave brewery is Great Lakes Brewery. I love their Edmund Fitzgerald Porter. Porters are my favorite beer type. It is also my favorite type to homebrew.

The one type of beer I cannot stand are wheat beers. I like the heavier beers of porters and stouts.


i mostly agree. i love porters and stouts! when i first got into beer, they were all i'd drink!

i've had so many bad wheat beers that i'm inclined to say i can't stand them either, but there are a few decent ones out there. arcadia whitsun is pretty tasty. sam adams white ale is too. i can't think of anything else off the top of my head, but i know there are decent ones out there. they're lighter and more summery..if you find a good one, it can be really really refreshing this time of year.


QUOTE (Chase @ June 8, 2008 - 12:44AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You guys are talking about all these crazy beers, so call me boring, but my favorite is good ol' Budweiser. It is the King of Beers.


this reminds me of a joke from the monty python 'bruces' sketch:

q: what do american beer and making love in a canoe have in common?

a: they're bothf****** close to water!

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Posted 08 June 2008 - 04:01 PM

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I love Yuengling. Just wish I could get it down here.

The woman and I went to Fredricksburg for the weekend, which is a little town west of Austin that's famous for it's German heritage and lots of wineries. For having a bunch of Germans around, the Fredricksburg Brewing Co. wasn't that impressive. The beer wasn't bad, certainly better than drinking Bud, Miller, or Coors, but it wasn't different than any other brew pub I've been to.

While I was there, I found a store that sold singles of lots of different beers. Bought a six pack some random beers I hadn't tried before. Will report back once they're empty wink.gif

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Posted 08 June 2008 - 11:48 PM

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Posted 08 June 2008 - 11:53 PM

nice beer izzy! im hydrating myself today for a long binge drinking session where i plan to down a 18 case!!!

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 09:41 AM

QUOTE (Izzy24 @ June 7, 2008 - 06:02PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thanks!


Yuengling is delicious. I had it visiting a friend down in North Carolina - but they don't have it at the bars up here unfortunately. sad.gif

I also visited the Michigan Brewing Company 2 weekends ago in Webberville. Got a tour of the facility too by the family that owns it - nice people, nice brewery. I tried about 6 beers there and my favorite by far was the Celis Grand Cru - delicious. It's got a bit of a fruity taste to it, but not overpowering. Just a damn good beer.
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Posted 09 June 2008 - 10:23 AM

anyone else going to the michigan summer beer festival? it's july 25th and 26th (my birthday!) in depot town in ypsilanti.


i think it's like...25 bucks for the 25th, 30 for the 26th and they tack five dollars on if you buy your tickets at the gate. bring a designated driver, it's only 5 bucks for them to get in!

i don't know what brewing companies are gonna be there, since the festival page isn't up yet but they usually have an incredible selection of craft beers from all over the state. besides, everyone knows that as far as american beer goes, michigan brews the best!

michiganbrewersguild.org for more information as it develops.

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 05:57 PM

I'll second Ozzy318's comments about Great Lakes Brewing Company, particularly the Edmund Fitzgerald. I'm a huge dark beer fan, and that one is probably my favorite. I've had a couple others (usually in the hockey locker room) but I don't remember what they're called. Maybe Burning River?? I loves me some porters though.

During Wings games, it's only Honey Brown. Don't know why, but it's lucky and I'll go with it. Yet another reason that Good Time Charley's in Ann Arbor is amazing. They've got it on tap.

I'm also a big fan of Spotted Cow (one of the Wisconsin microbrews that I've come to love so, so much).

I also really like the Scottish beer Tennent's, but I haven't been able to find it since I moved away from Ann Arbor (Conor O'Neil's has it on tap, Whole Foods has the bottles).

Someone mentioned blueberry beer. I had some in Bar Harbor up in Maine and it was amazing. I picked up a six pack of a different kind (also from Maine) and I can't drink it...it's too sweet. That stuff from Bar Harbor was great though.

If I want piss beer, it's gonna be Coors Light more than likely. I took the brewery tour when I was out in Denver for the Frozen Four. Good stuff! They gave us a sample of beer that was freshly brewed (yum) and then at the end of the tour, you could have 3 beers of whatever kind you want that they brew.

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 06:15 PM

Holiday Market in the RO is another good place for beer, TONS and TONS of beer there. Unfortunately one of my favorites, Bell's best brown ale, is out of season now, damnit.


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Posted 09 June 2008 - 07:55 PM

QUOTE (redwingsfan04 @ June 8, 2008 - 12:40AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Man i just bought a six pack of this crazy IPA its called HOPHEAD from tree brewing company its fanfreakintastic i suggest you guys try it, if your into IPAs and HOPS only!


i have had it. It is pretty good. You should try Hopslam from Bells. They only brew it from January to March. It is very strong at 10% abv. Basically it is wine...

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 07:58 PM

QUOTE (hallelujahlogic @ June 9, 2008 - 11:23AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
anyone else going to the michigan summer beer festival? it's july 25th and 26th (my birthday!) in depot town in ypsilanti.


i think it's like...25 bucks for the 25th, 30 for the 26th and they tack five dollars on if you buy your tickets at the gate. bring a designated driver, it's only 5 bucks for them to get in!

i don't know what brewing companies are gonna be there, since the festival page isn't up yet but they usually have an incredible selection of craft beers from all over the state. besides, everyone knows that as far as american beer goes, michigan brews the best!

michiganbrewersguild.org for more information as it develops.


Is anyone here a member of the Michigan brewers guild? I am thinking about this or the Ann Arbor Brewers Guild. I have brewed a few batches of pilsners and porters.

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Posted 10 June 2008 - 03:43 PM

Borsodi and Soproni Hungarian beers... though I've never been able to find them in America.

I actually went to a brewery in Vienna and had the best beer in my life. Unfortunately the beer was so good that I don't remember the name of the actual brewery, I just know it was like candy.
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Posted 11 June 2008 - 01:51 PM

QUOTE (hallelujahlogic @ June 2, 2008 - 01:01AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
it seems so easy to f up fruit beer and make something that tastes like cough syrup, fruit punch, or (in the case of leinenkugel berry weiss) cheap church wine. not to mention i'm not usually


Yeah, there's definitely an art to making beer with fruit in it. And Leinenkugel sucks ever since they were bought out by Miller.

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