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Old 08-20-13, 04:49 PM
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Originally Posted by bikebuddha View Post
I don't care for beer but if you're in Decatur georgia stop by the Brickstore Pub and try their three taverns single intent. It's a Belgian Trappist style beer similar to chimay but much cheaper
No! Stay away from Decatur! The place sux!
Really, I just don't want anymore traffic here
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I usually drink whatever the seasonal brew is from Schell's Brewery. The only problem is they play with the recipe a little bit every year so each year it is different. I've had them range all over from a 1 to a 5 for various different reasons.
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Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
No! Stay away from Decatur! The place sux!
Really, I just don't want anymore traffic here
Tell that to my wife. Every since her brother moved their that's always where she wants to go.
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Originally Posted by bikebuddha View Post
Tell that to my wife. Every since her brother moved their that's always where she wants to go.
took me over an hour to go 7 miles this afternoon....gas leak at Briarcliff & N.Druid Hills.
Y'all stay away!
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My favorite is Guinness . Has been for 30 years. Murphy's as a back up. If it isn't available, I usually go for an IPA or a wheat beer.
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Old 08-20-13, 06:13 PM
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Fremont Brewery in Seattle kicks serious arse.
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Originally Posted by tizeye View Post
Weyerbacher Merry Monks 4/5 and a close second, Victory Golden Monkey 3/5
I've never had their Merry Monks but I did have the Weyerbacher Blithering Idiot. 3.2/5

Only gave it a lower score because it's pretty potent. 11.1 ABV It's a pretty copper color with hintes of date and fig. A little sweet, almost drinks like a wine. It's pretty filling by itself, probably taste killer with cheese & sausage.
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Michelob Amber Bock- 4.5/5
Shiner Bock- 4/5
Blue Moon, Sam Adams Winter Lager, Sam Adams Summer Ale- 3.5/5
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Old 08-20-13, 07:31 PM
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Heady Topper Double IPA from The Alchemist in Waterbury Vt...you will drop to your knees and weep. It's not very widely distributed though, so saddle up and head to Vermont. You can stop by Ben and Jerry's for a Vermonster too.

You would think a double IPA with 120 ibu would be quite bitter and harsh, but heady is smooth as liquid sunshine. Plus it comes in cans which is a plus IMO...I like the trend of more craft beers being available in cans.
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Old 08-21-13, 06:25 AM
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I was surprised to find this in Florida when I was there a couple of years ago, and thought it was a regional beer.
They do have a brewery in Tampa Florida
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Old 08-21-13, 07:50 AM
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Originally Posted by no motor? View Post
I was surprised to find this in Florida when I was there a couple of years ago, and thought it was a regional beer.
Regional to I-95 these days I think.

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Here are three beers for consideration with my subjective ratings

Budweiser -1/1
Miller -3/1
Coors 1/1
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Old 08-21-13, 08:56 AM
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I agree with Stormcrowe on his choices, aside from the Rolling Rock.

For me, Bohemia. 5/5
Mexican beer: most awarded beer in Mexico. Full, yet not overbearing flavor. Good with or without lime. Pairs well with most dishes, especially spicy ones. Also makes one hell of a michelada. It packs a lot of flavor, especially considering it's slightly lighter than dark color.

Also Dogfish Head's Raison d'Etre 4/5
Really full bodied, a little too much for me to drink a full bottle, but really lovely flavors and color. Heavy and filling.
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Old 08-21-13, 09:43 AM
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Mango - are you aware of the great bottle shops that are right in our backyard? They sell a great variety of singles so you don't have to buy a six or case of something you may not like.

The Fridge is my favorite so far and Union Beer House in Lebanon is a good one too. Mari's in Reading is a big shop with a huge selection and is well worth the drive. Hunger and Thirst opened last spring and has some real odd imports.

Pumpkin beer season is fast approaching and I've already seen about a dozen while I was out and about.

Make sure you save the bottle caps for me!
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Old 08-21-13, 10:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
Yeungling Lager.

Pa product,mass market beer fromthe oldestbrewery in the US. It's reminiscent of Czech Budovar, in flavor, but a bit lighterlighter and paler. I give it 5/5 for reasons of goodflavor,aswellaseconomy in purchase in that you can still buy it by the case for <$20 a case.

Pilsner: Rolling Rock,another Pa product. It makes a great Shandy mixer and tastes great iced down to 35 degrees on a hit day. 5/

Import: I have 2

Tsing Tao: The only beer outside of Germany that meets the German Purity standards for a Lager, made in Beijing. 5/5

Kirin Ichiban....an excellent Japanese Lager, great ice cold w/ Sushi or Sashimi. 5/5
I second Yeungling and Tsing Tao. I also like Bass Ale. Don't ask me why since I drink beer like once in a month at most... just like the taste of those.
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Old 08-21-13, 11:06 AM
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Mango - are you aware of the great bottle shops that are right in our backyard? They sell a great variety of singles so you don't have to buy a six or case of something you may not like.

The Fridge is my favorite so far and Union Beer House in Lebanon is a good one too. Mari's in Reading is a big shop with a huge selection and is well worth the drive. Hunger and Thirst opened last spring and has some real odd imports.

Pumpkin beer season is fast approaching and I've already seen about a dozen while I was out and about.

Make sure you save the bottle caps for me!
I only knew of The Friendly Greek Bottle Shop. Only problem with that is a 6'er of singles is like 15 bucks. That's crazy. I haven't heard of any of the others, going to look them up now! Hopefully I'll have better luck. It's pretty pricey to drive to Ohio to buy beer ya know?!

Do you save bottle caps?
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Old 08-21-13, 11:49 AM
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Originally Posted by MangoPumpkin View Post
I only knew of The Friendly Greek Bottle Shop. Only problem with that is a 6'er of singles is like 15 bucks. That's crazy. I haven't heard of any of the others, going to look them up now! Hopefully I'll have better luck. It's pretty pricey to drive to Ohio to buy beer ya know?!

Do you save bottle caps?
Welllll...

It won't be cheaper to go to a bottle shop and buy singles although most offer a discount if you get 6 different ones. It's easy to drop $30 on a sixer, especially if you get odd imports or bomber bottles but some of that stuff is soooooo good!
I would rather spend $4.00 on a bottle of something to see if I like it instead of buying a case of it for $50.00 and being stuck with 23 bottles if it's nasty. (This has happened to me before and even my PBR swilling drunken buddies wouldn't touch the stuff. Had to dump it in the sink) . Who would have known that a peanut butter chocolate porter would be as wonderful as it is? I found out by getting a single. All of the shops I mentioned have craft brews on tap as well and offer growler fills.

I've been a bottle cap collector since the tender age of 4 and I'm still at it. One of the reasons The Fridge is a favorite stop of mine is that they save all their used caps and will give them to anyone that asks. They have some really bizarre handmade pizzas there too. Well worth a try!
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Originally Posted by kingsting View Post
Welllll...

It won't be cheaper to go to a bottle shop and buy singles although most offer a discount if you get 6 different ones. It's easy to drop $30 on a sixer, especially if you get odd imports or bomber bottles but some of that stuff is soooooo good!
I would rather spend $4.00 on a bottle of something to see if I like it instead of buying a case of it for $50.00 and being stuck with 23 bottles if it's nasty. (This has happened to me before and even my PBR swilling drunken buddies wouldn't touch the stuff. Had to dump it in the sink) . Who would have known that a peanut butter chocolate porter would be as wonderful as it is? I found out by getting a single. All of the shops I mentioned have craft brews on tap as well and offer growler fills.

I've been a bottle cap collector since the tender age of 4 and I'm still at it. One of the reasons The Fridge is a favorite stop of mine is that they save all their used caps and will give them to anyone that asks. They have some really bizarre handmade pizzas there too. Well worth a try!
Okay, I just checked their list of beers and I will be going!!!!! I loooooooooooooooove pumpkin beers, and I grabbed a bunch from Ohio. I'll save the caps for you.
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Other local options:

Al's of Hamden (my daughter's favorite) or closer to you: Brass rail.

In my neck of the woods, Troegs makes more scratch series beers than I can find time to tase.
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Old 08-21-13, 12:27 PM
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Here is a pic of a wall of JUST pumpkin beers at the grocery store in Ohio that I stocked up on one of each!
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Originally Posted by jdon View Post
My favorite is Guinness . Has been for 30 years. Murphy's as a back up. If it isn't available, I usually go for an IPA or a wheat beer.
Guinness is my backup beer... If I can't find a good micro brew someplace, I look to see if they have Guinness... if none of the above, well either root beer or G&T. I refuse to drink stuff like Bud or Miller... life is too short.
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My beer is Rheingold, the dry beer
Ask for Rheingold whenever you buy beer
The beer's extra dry
So the head's extra high
It's the ten minute head
Rheingold beer.

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One thing I need to get to the bottom of...

On the 1940 Census, at my mom's grandfather's house (my Aunt lives there to this day), it lists him as an "Engineer & Firefighter" working at a Brewery. When I asked my mom about this, she stated that he was a Brewmaster at Stegmeier and had earned several medals. I'm not quite sure how to research this further, but I would like to validate her claims.
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Originally Posted by StupidlyBrave View Post
Other local options:

Al's of Hamden (my daughter's favorite) or closer to you: Brass rail.

In my neck of the woods, Troegs makes more scratch series beers than I can find time to tase.
I've been to Al's once. They brew their own and have 100 others on tap. Made the mistake of going on a Thursday night when they had their pizza special. Place was packed!

Love the Brass Rail too. Nice little bottle shop and wonderful Deli sandwiches.

Troegs did a chocolate stout (Scratch #88 I think) earlier this year that was fantastic! Got a growler at the brewery and Al's
had it for a while too.

Wegman's in Mechanicsburg has a pretty good selection and the Giant grocery store in Linglestown has a little beer garden now.

Looking forward to checking out the Friendly Greek in the next week or so. Didn't know about that one!

I have a coworker friend that is into pumpkin beers. He wanted to see how many different ones he could try last year. We scoured the area looking for them last fall. I think he was over 70 by the time the season was up for them. I tried maybe 35.
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I like hoppy IPAs. Stones Ruination is my favorite of theirs mainly beause Arrogent Bastard is just too much to handle every day. RR Pliney the Elder is at the top of my list buts its scarcity makes it not really practical for a list. Sierra Nevada Torpedo is my every day go-to IPA. I like MacKesons stout from TJs even though it comes in one of those funkey cans with the C02 injector.
I rather like Ruination too, although it's intense enough to be enjoyed best in small doses.

Arrogant Bastard is good but in smaller doses.

Levitation is a quaffable ale.
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