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Author Topic: The Beer Thread  (Read 433344 times)

MUfan12

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The Beer Thread
« on: April 03, 2009, 03:30:56 PM »
Since burgers should be left to the burger thread, how about a new one?

Good beer deserves its own discussion.

Anyone try a new one lately or have a recommendation?

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2009, 03:48:09 PM »
Thanks for starting this thread. I have been participating in one on the Brewers board that has been going for a over a year and it is fun. Anyway, this is what I have my in fridge right now:

Dogfish Head 60 min IPA – Love this beer. Bold hops. Like 90 min more though.
Three Floyds Gumballhead – My current favorite beer. Hoppy wheat beer. Awesome!
Three Floyds Alpha King – Big strong APA.
Three Floyds Robert the Bruce – A really nice malty beer with a good hop balance. It is there version of a Scotch Ale.
Three Floyds Pride & Joy – A mild ale with strong hops.
Bells Two Hearted – a staple in my fridge. The quintessential American IPA along with Dogfish Head 90 min.
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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2009, 04:04:47 PM »
Did someone say Beer?

Luckily I've liven in two of the greatest states for beer (Wisconsin, and Colorado - need to spend some time in Oregon I guess...).

Anyhow, I just finished off a keg of Lefthand Milk Stout - awesome beer if you like smooth stouts.  Also great for car bombs - not that I'd know...

Also recently tried a Rouge Double Dead Guy ale (2007 I think).  Just a touch smoother than the normal Dead Guy ale because of the aging.

Another of my favorites (and probably my next Keg), is Abita Turbo Dog, from Louisiana. 

Tommyknocker Maple Nut Brown ale is a very easy to drink beer from Idaho Springs, CO.  Good flavor, though not very complex.  (If you want complex, go with the Imperial Nut Brown).

My workplace is just down the street from Oscar Blue's (new) main brewery - stopped in their tasting room last night.  They typically go overboard on hops (which I like), but their Gordon Imperial IPA is a very tasty beer, certain to give you a sensory overload. (Technically, they describe it as a "hybrid version of strong ale, somewhere between an Imperial Red and a Double IPA").

Whew - I could go on.  But those are some good starting points :)

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2009, 04:10:14 PM »
Had Sprecher's Scotch Ale the other night, not my favorite style but not bad at all.

Far and away the favorite new beer I've tried is Founder's Kentucky Breakfast Stout. Jet black, pours a thin head, has a very strong coffee flavor and packs a punch at 10% ABV. Aged in bourbon barrels for a year. Really outstanding stuff.

Another good stout I've had recently is Rogue Chocolate Stout. Full flavored stout with a hint of chocolate, although the aroma would say otherwise. Very drinkable.

Love a good wheat, so I'll have to try the Gumballhead. Dancing Man from New Glarus should be out soon. Time to transition to the spring and summer beer.

I have to put this out there as well- for anyone wanting to try a wide variety of American craft beer, Sugar Maple in Bay View is a must. 60 beers on tap, including many that are next to impossible to find in WI.
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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2009, 04:12:54 PM »
Lakefront's Riverwest
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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2009, 04:21:23 PM »
<------- Sticks to Miller Lite with the occassional Pacifico.

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2009, 04:23:05 PM »
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout. I think they refer to this as an Imperial Stout. This stuff is high octane and complex, a sipper for sure. It's a seasonal and probably hard to find on tap, but you will find bottles floating around at bars around chicago and for sale at Binny's and Sam's. You can age for about 5 years too.

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2009, 04:25:32 PM »
Brewing some great beer here.  Available in parts of WI, Chicago and all of MN.

http://www.surlybrewing.com/beers.php

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2009, 04:34:27 PM »
Recently tried Belhaven Scottish Ale. Absolutely incredible. A little similar to Smithwick's. Has a bit of a smoky flavor. I loved this beer. I know they sell it at Discount Liquor, haven't found it anywhere else around here yet.

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2009, 04:42:11 PM »
I have been enjoying the Yazoo collection lately.
Brewed in Nashville, TN the Hefe, Sly Rye Porter, and Dos Perros are my favorites.
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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2009, 04:58:44 PM »
Key West Ale.  Best with Category 3 wings with raspberry chipotle sauce from the Hurricane Grill. 

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2009, 05:01:01 PM »
I'm partial to Wittekerke for a good Belgium Wheat and Bell's Porter for a darker beer.

Though going through MU with the Bud House a half a block away and being able to get a half barrel of Bud for our Lighthouse fridge for $23, we drank an awful lot of Bud, so I still prefer Bud if I'm drinking domestic.
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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2009, 05:37:09 PM »
Bell's Oberon.   So popular regionally they have a party to celebrate the tapping of the new year's vintage.   
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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2009, 05:39:25 PM »
Do Gin and Vodka count as beer?

If not, Miller Lite and the occasional Heineken.

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #14 on: April 03, 2009, 05:47:52 PM »
Bell's Oberon.   So popular regionally they have a party to celebrate the tapping of the new year's vintage.   

just came out this week. going to get a 6 pack this weekend. still not as popular as Dark Lord by Three Floyds where they have a festival for the one day a year you can purchase it. You need tickets and the tickets sell out fast. You buy tickets to buy beer. It is nuts.

http://www.darklordday.com/
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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #15 on: April 03, 2009, 06:53:42 PM »
I'm enjoying some Sam Adams White Ale right now, and looking forward to Sam Summer coming out in a few weeks.

Also a big fan of Boulder Beer Company, their MoJo is amazing.

And I just discovered Bluepoint Brewing Company out of Long Island, their Hoptical Illusion IPA is fantastic!

Any other IPA suggestions would be welcomed.  Shame no decent IPA's coming out of MKE.

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #16 on: April 03, 2009, 07:38:28 PM »
IT'S SHANDY SEASON!!!



You sure you don't want to call change this threads name to "Beyond Busch Light" MUFan?

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #17 on: April 03, 2009, 07:43:31 PM »
I have to put this out there as well- for anyone wanting to try a wide variety of American craft beer, Sugar Maple in Bay View is a must. 60 beers on tap, including many that are next to impossible to find in WI.

wonder how you found out about that place... ;) right around the corner from a certain weekend morning home away from home...

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #18 on: April 03, 2009, 07:46:03 PM »
Tonight's beverage of choice:


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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #19 on: April 03, 2009, 08:17:53 PM »
Having a Furthermore Fatty Boombalatty. Pretty darn tasty. It is just a hodge podge of styles which doesn't surprise me coming from them. It is Belgium White crossed with a Pale Ale. Damn this is good.
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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #20 on: April 03, 2009, 09:39:45 PM »
too poor for good beer this week, knocking back a 20 pack of the bullet!

it is nice to live w/in 35 mins of New Glarus and 15 mins from Capital brewery.   ;D
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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #21 on: April 04, 2009, 12:14:06 AM »
too poor for good beer this week, knocking back a 20 pack of the bullet!

it is nice to live w/in 35 mins of New Glarus and 15 mins from Capital brewery.   ;D

Did you just refer to the Bullet as beer?
Hmmmm.

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #22 on: April 04, 2009, 07:40:22 AM »
zivic!  available at Crocus on South 13th street between Morgan and Haward.  also, great authentic Polish food.

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #23 on: April 04, 2009, 09:09:07 AM »
Capital Brewery does a very good job. Their Maibock is one of the best I've ever had in that style. I have the Blonde Dopplebock in my fridge right now, another excellent beer.

Thinking of picking up some Oberon tonight.

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The Beer Thread
« Reply #24 on: April 04, 2009, 09:48:01 AM »
For those of you that love an awesome IPA try Bell's Hopslam. It has 100+ IBU's and is delicious. 10% alcohol to boot. It's only available for a limited time and is out right now. It is IMO one of the best beers.