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The beer question for the holidays.

Old 12-18-15, 02:21 AM
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Originally Posted by deacon mark View Post
Ok I do ride serious but nothing beats a good beer after a nice work out and settling in for the evening. I am wondering given the time of year what those that have taste for the suds are drinking?

For me the best is the Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale. For a cyclist this seems the true beer because it brings to mind those Sierra Nevada climbs in NoCal and it is one of the best beers in the hunt. Had one tonight and this years is no exception very good with malt and hops.
The Sierra Celebration is a fresh-hop IPA this year and is quite tasty.

I'm an IPA nut... in my AO, we are almost literally swimming in excellent beer. On tap.... Barley Brown Pallet Jack is amazing. Boneyard IPA is the big dog locally and is a brilliant concoction of light body and almost cartoonishly-grapefruity hops. Laurelwood Workhorse in bottles is reliably sophisticated with the hopping. Harmonious and gorgeous. God help me, the 10-Barrel (bought out recently by A-B) Joe IPA is a hophead's delight. Powerful.

We legalized weed on my planet so that's fair game for discussion. A good toke pre-shower is pretty awesome. There are edibles I'm curious to try post-ride that are very relaxing and smooth without the heady high of smoking, or the lung abuse. Plus weed is non-toxic, and no calories if smoked.

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I quit drinking several years ago now, but I always loved winter seasonals. Celebration Ale was something I always looked forward to. Sort of a staple winter seasonal if you like the IPA style of beers. Big Foot gets into pretty bold territory on that theme - when I first started drinking craft beer I couldn't believe that was how it was supposed to taste LOL. It can have a bit of a cloying sweetness to it.

Anyway, there are so many this time of year - Winter Warmers from the UK gave a sense of transporting to an old pub somewhere. I hated to see Youngs get bought out and us lose their lineup here.
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This is what I have in my fridge right now.

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