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Old 03-02-08, 10:02 AM   #1
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New Belgium Ads

http://newbelgium.com/spotsQT.php

These are awesome. "Out for a spin" is my favorite.
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THE origional New Belgium cruiser is on sale on the Denver Craigslist, FYI.
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They sponsor lots of bike fun events in cities all over the US. They're a very generous company.
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good stuff.. melikes the tinkerer. however, im still a bit upset they have eliminated Missoula from their traveling tour in favor of adding larger cities.
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I love it! Thanks for posting the links. Been drinking their brews for many years, but just had their 1554 for the first time recently. It was fantastic.

Our local brewery (Boundary Bay Brewery in Bellingham, WA) is a major watering hole for cyclists of all types. In fact one of the bicycle paths leads right to it! They have a large bike rack for parking out front, where you often see old cruisers locked up alongside carbon fiber racers.

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awesome

i need that tune in my ipod...
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Makes me want to go for a long ride, then have a cold one!

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Great ads! I'm not a huge fan of Fat Tire [strong preference for Guinness, La Fin du Monde, etc.], but it's nice to see a beer company that supports cycling so enthusiastically.
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Great ads! I'm not a huge fan of Fat Tire [strong preference for Guinness, La Fin du Monde, etc.], but it's nice to see a beer company that supports cycling so enthusiastically.
Seems like they have done a pretty good job of paying the bills with an interesting gateway craft. It's well made, though very uninspired. It is rare to find artists who "go commercial" and use the profits to continue to make other more interesting art, rather than just get super-rich by appealing to the masses. 1554 is one of the few truly unique styles in the last 15 years. For the last couple years in Wichita, 1554 is easier to find on tap than Fat Tire. NB Tripple is damn close to Chimay white label (only I can find not-stale samples for about half the price). Blue Paddle is what american pilsner should be (Bavarian style, american hop bite). I'm never bored by their seasonals either (although I haven't tried skinny dip and have heard it isn't great).

I love Fin du Monde from that canadian brewery, but it's hard to find here (can't think of the brewery name, but I'm guessing it's the same beer you're referring to). That same brewery makes a beer-cider from green apples that is very original. My favorite Saison style is the new one from Boulevard in KC (and I'm not saying that just because I peddle their suds ). Boulevard Saison has a distinctive PNW hop bite to balance sometimes-cloying belgian yeast. I think they're using Amarillo hops for bittering. Tripple is my favorite belgian "style". I don't like the malt-forward combined with fruity yeast, which is characteristic of a lot of belgian-style wheats, or in belgian-style "abbey" or "double".

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awesome

i need that tune in my ipod...
Devendra Banhart "At the Hop"
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thanks
i just got it on itunes store...
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Seems like they have done a pretty good job of paying the bills with an interesting gateway craft. It's well made, though very uninspired. It is rare to find artists who "go commercial" and use the profits to continue to make other more interesting art, rather than just get super-rich by appealing to the masses. 1554 is one of the few truly unique styles in the last 15 years. For the last couple years in Wichita, 1554 is easier to find on tap than Fat Tire. NB Tripple is damn close to Chimay white label (only I can find not-stale samples for about half the price). Blue Paddle is what american pilsner should be (Bavarian style, american hop bite). I'm never bored by their seasonals either (although I haven't tried skinny dip and have heard it isn't great).

I love Fin du Monde from that canadian brewery, but it's hard to find here (can't think of the brewery name, but I'm guessing it's the same beer you're referring to). That same brewery makes a beer-cider from green apples that is very original. My favorite Saison style is the new one from Boulevard in KC (and I'm not saying that just because I peddle their suds ). Boulevard Saison has a distinctive PNW hop bite to balance sometimes-cloying belgian yeast. I think they're using Amarillo hops for bittering. Tripple is my favorite belgian "style". I don't like the malt-forward combined with fruity yeast, which is characteristic of a lot of belgian-style wheats, or in belgian-style "abbey" or "double".

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My cube-mate, from KC, always raves about Boulevard. I'll have to try it sometime.

I have yet to find much better than Eel River Organic Amber Ale out of Eureka, CA. I've come to the opinion that the amber ale is the pinnacle of beer making-a harmonious balance between malt(s) and hops where neither can overpower the other.

I agree with you on the Belgians, though. In fact, I prefer a trippel even to a white!
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My cube-mate, from KC, always raves about Boulevard. I'll have to try it sometime.

I have yet to find much better than Eel River Organic Amber Ale out of Eureka, CA. I've come to the opinion that the amber ale is the pinnacle of beer making-a harmonious balance between malt(s) and hops where neither can overpower the other.

I agree with you on the Belgians, though. In fact, I prefer a trippel even to a white!
You familiar with IPAs? Try those from Stone Brewing Co out of So Cal.
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They brought a sample to our MTB race over the weekend, 5-6 year in a row....Great company and even better beer. With the support of cycling I always try and support them when getting my refreshment on.
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Seems like they have done a pretty good job of paying the bills with an interesting gateway craft. It's well made, though very uninspired. It is rare to find artists who "go commercial" and use the profits to continue to make other more interesting art, rather than just get super-rich by appealing to the masses. 1554 is one of the few truly unique styles in the last 15 years. For the last couple years in Wichita, 1554 is easier to find on tap than Fat Tire. NB Tripple is damn close to Chimay white label (only I can find not-stale samples for about half the price). Blue Paddle is what american pilsner should be (Bavarian style, american hop bite). I'm never bored by their seasonals either (although I haven't tried skinny dip and have heard it isn't great).

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The brewery you're thinking of in Canada is Unibroue. La Fin du Monde, Blanche de Chambly, and Maudite are all very tasty. I can't comment too much on what constitutes hop-heavy or whatnot [I'm more of a wino], but I do like most weiss, and most stout. I also enjoy PBR , which annoys me no end.
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My cube-mate, from KC, always raves about Boulevard. I'll have to try it sometime.
Their classic lineup (wheat, pale, porter) was based on Sierra Nevada back in the late 80s when the brewery opened; and it shows. The beers that rolled out in the 90s are good but still not unlike a lot of others (47, Irish, Stout). The two most recent "everday" beers are more interesting an unique (Zon, Lunar).
They have a new lineup called the "smokestack series" slowly rolling out with a bunch of interesting belgian styles, plus american style monsters. These are very unique and worth seeking out, even outside of their region. Boulevard Smokestack is as good as Unibroue.
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I love their beers. Their Trippel and Abbey, both high-alcohol trappist style brews, are my favorites. On the lighter side, the wheat is unique, with its hints of citrus. If they ever go public, I'm going all in on that IPO.
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You familiar with IPAs? Try those from Stone Brewing Co out of So Cal.

I'm a big IPA fan. I had a dark phase when I was younger, but I got over it. Funny enough my dad's BACK into a dark phase as he starts his 60's!

Good hops are pretty amazing, especially good aroma hops. If you are an IPA fan I think Great Divide Brewing's Titan IPA beats the heck out of Stone IPA any day.

Thing is about a good IPA is one will just about do ya. BAck to ambers: they're the only thing I actually FEEL like drinking all day. Well, good wheats, lagers, pilsners are drinkeable, but lose their depth on my palate quickly. The amber keeps me interested.
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They sponsor lots of bike fun events in cities all over the US. They're a very generous company.
They just purchased Colorado "Share the Road" plates for their entire fleet of vehicles. How cool!
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