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JCC The Official Craft Beer/Microbrew Beer Thread

Discussion in 'Community' started by WookatMe, Feb 26, 2011.

  1. Strilo

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I got you started on sours!!!
     
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  2. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    Has anyone had the Blue Moon Pumpkin Ale? It's quite good.
     
  3. Strilo

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Too soon for pumpkin stuff. Needs to be like October.
     
  4. Healer_Leona

    Healer_Leona Squirrely Community Mod star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    I've tried the Lakefront Brewery Pumpkin Lager, it wasn't bad. Then had a delicious Pumking by Southern Tier. Now that was like pumpkin pie beer.
     
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  5. Yoda_S

    Yoda_S Jedi Grand Master star 3

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    I had a Bell's Two Hearted Ale the other day which was really good.
     
  6. Isotope217

    Isotope217 Jedi Master star 4

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    Despite its detractors, I pick up at least one Pumking a season. Great dessert beer for sipping and savoring.

    Speaking of dessert beers, I recently had Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout. Probably the most chocolatey beer I've ever tasted. Lots of coconut flavors as well if that's your thing.

    Also had a Smuttynose Homunculus last week. Its a Strong Belgian-style Golden Ale. Lots of flavors there -- starts with a Saison spicyness and finishes like a Belgian Tripel. Really strong kick at just below 10% abv as well.

    Right now I opened my first 16 oz Narragansett Fest Lager of the season! [face_party]
     
  7. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    It's never too soon.[face_not_talking]
     
  8. xblackout

    xblackout Jedi Master star 4

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    That's probably in my beer top 5. I always have to have one whenever I go back home.

    Now I want to go out and buy some pumpkin beer, guys. Thanks [face_plain]
     
  9. Healer_Leona

    Healer_Leona Squirrely Community Mod star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    I did buy another bottle of Pumking last night. :p
     
  10. SoloKnight

    SoloKnight Jedi Master star 4

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    I live for all things pumpkin, and that includes my beer. Blue Moon is my favorite mass produced pumpkin ale, but now that I live in Seattle I have discovered the holy grail of pumpkin beer. I am talking of Elysian Brewery's Pumpkin Ale Fest. That's right, a beer festival with nothing but pumpkin ales. Elysian's Night Owl is my favorite so far, but I'm looking forward to trying many others.

    For non-pumpkin beers, I'm loyal to my hometown's local brewery, Firestone. If you like dark beers and haven't had their DBA, do yourself a favor and go buy one immediately. (If you can find it. It's scarce outside the California Central Coast.)
     
  11. DarthIntegral

    DarthIntegral VIP star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Finally broke down and bought a six pack of Great Divide Rumble. I'd seen it in tap at my soccer bar, but didn't want to pay their price to try it. It's a wonderful beer. Smooth. An IPA that doesn't try to knock you over with hops, and the barrel aging worked very nicely.
     
  12. Strilo

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I might have to trek up to Seattle for that Pumpkin Ale Fest.
     
  13. xblackout

    xblackout Jedi Master star 4

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    I bought some Southampton Pumpkin Ale and was pleasantly surprised. New York beers really haven't impressed me thus far but this one is really delicious. Now I'm just anxiously awaiting the release of Great Lakes Nosferatu so I can have a pack or two of that shipped my way...

    Also, has anyone had Dogfish Head's Punkin Ale? I had it last fall and was so, so disappointed (especially for the price). I heard nothing but good things about it and it really just fell flat for me. Am I missing something?
     
  14. Strilo

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    You should check out Ommegang.
     
  15. Healer_Leona

    Healer_Leona Squirrely Community Mod star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    Since I joined the gym I've decided that beer will be only for weekends, or special occasions.

    Last week I tried Southern Tier's Creme Brulee Stout and WookatMe wasn't kiddding, such a good dessert stout. Tonight, I'm treating myself to another of Southern Tier's stouts, Warlock. Another pumpkin stout and to me even better than their Pumking. I might have to check more or Southern Tier as their stouts are just exceptional.
     
  16. xblackout

    xblackout Jedi Master star 4

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    I saw Warlock on Facebook today and I need to try it!
     
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  17. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    Has anyone tried the new Redd's Apple Ale strawberry flavored? It's horrendous.
     
  18. Healer_Leona

    Healer_Leona Squirrely Community Mod star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    Yes you do!


    I Are The Internets - so apple strawberry flavored? Not a fan of apple flavored things and that sounds disgusting.
     
  19. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    It was. I could only drink 3 of them. I'll stick with the original flavor.
     
  20. Healer_Leona

    Healer_Leona Squirrely Community Mod star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    Horrible and disgusting, yet you drank 3?

    They had better been free.
     
  21. Healer_Leona

    Healer_Leona Squirrely Community Mod star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    it's the weekend and I get to have a beer!

    Wells Banana Bread Beer was recommended and I found some. Not a big fan of banana 'flavored' things as they tend to be cloyingly sweet, like over ripe bananas. This was more like a banana with the edges slightly green, my favorite kind and it really mixed surprisingly well with beer.

    I'll have another.
     
  22. xblackout

    xblackout Jedi Master star 4

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    I just recently tried that on tap (I previously had a bottle of it and didn't really pick up on the banana at all so I was curious to taste the difference) and it seriously tasted like banana Laffy Taffy. Never again.
     
  23. Placeholder

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    Nano Beer!

     
  24. Healer_Leona

    Healer_Leona Squirrely Community Mod star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    See laffy taffy would be the too sweet banana, blech!

    Tonight's treat is a Southern Tier 2X Stout. Still like their Creme Brulee stout more.
     
  25. xblackout

    xblackout Jedi Master star 4

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    Bought myself a growler of Barrier's SaazSquash tonight from the neato beer store down the street. Brewed with butternut squash, ginger, Szechuan peppercorns, and honey...AND SO DELICIOUS.