JCC The Official Craft Beer/Microbrew Beer Thread

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

  1. Healer_Leona Manager Emeritus

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    That sounds delightful! Crosses fingers that I can find it here.
  2. DarthIntegral Chosen One

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    I'm intrigued yet worried about the banana bread beer. The wife will drink very fruity beer (Leinenkugel's Berry weis, New Belgium's Frambozen, etc.). Something she'd like?

    My soccer bar put Great Divide Hibernation Ale on tap, so I had that during the game Friday. Not as good as the Rumble, but a very enjoyable winter ale. VERY flavorful, very rich.
  3. xblackout Bonanza Winner

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    If she's into banana-flavored stuff, she'd like it. I love fruity beers but this was just...weird.
  4. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    I didn't even know banana beer existed. I'm intrigued to say the least.

    I'm thinking next weekend, I'm going to branch out and buy one of the higher end Blue Moons. That was my go-to beer this summer, but I bet it's an even greater beer for the fall season.
  5. Healer_Leona Manager Emeritus

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    I too love fruit beers and really enjoyed the banana bread beer. I see Wells also does a banana nut bread beer and will have to look for that now too.
  6. WookatMe Jedi Grand Master

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    Some say, including myself, that they can taste banana in some hefeweizens. Wish I had one now.

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  7. xblackout Bonanza Winner

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    Finally got to try Southern Tier's Warlock and it's my new favorite brew from them. Not too sweet and tons of flavor (plus it packs a nice punch).

    My roommate and I recently split a bottle of Dogfish Head's Positive Contact and I'd put it in my top 5 beers I've had. If it weren't so pricey I'd definitely stock up on it.
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  8. WookatMe Jedi Grand Master

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    I love Warlock. My wife says it's her spirit beer.

    I finally opened my bottle of Cigar City Hunahpu last night. It was fantastic. Much better then when I had it on tap in Hunahpu Release day. I highly recommend if you can track one down.[IMG]

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  9. Healer_Leona Manager Emeritus

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    It's Saturday night and I get to have a beer! this evening's Is New Belgium's Paardebloem. One of the Lips of Faith series like my last one, Cascara Quad which apparently I did not post of. I thought it meh anyway. So there. :p


    This one is much more to my liking. the bottle reads "Ale brewed with peach juice, grains of paradise (had to look that up, it's also known as alligator pepper or Guinea pepper), dandelion greens, blended with wood aged beer. Daughter read that and called it 'mom's hippie beer'.

    It's got a wonderful tartness without a heavy fruit flavor, also a slight bitter which I enjoy most times. this beer really works!
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  10. WookatMe Jedi Grand Master

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    I enjoyed that one too :). They just released a lips of faith collaboration with Cigar city. Keep your eyes open. ;-)

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  11. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    I need a new tasty beer besides Blue Moon.
  12. Healer_Leona Manager Emeritus

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    Oh lord Lips of Faith and Cigar City??? I will be looking for that, though will they be sending out of Florida?

    @I Are The Internets there are so many good beers to check out. And not all of them are overly pricey.
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  13. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    I'll have one of everything then!
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  14. WookatMe Jedi Grand Master

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    What styles do you like and what state are you in?

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  15. Healer_Leona Manager Emeritus

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  16. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    I'm in Minnesota. So far I've had Guinness which I liked for a long time, Blue Moon both regular and the pumpkin harvest, that godawful Minnesota brewed Lost Lake, and Redd's Apple ale. I'm still searching in vain for the perfect beer, but so far, I like RA and Blue Moon quite a lot while Bud Light Lime is a great last-minute purchase if I'm in a rush.
  17. WookatMe Jedi Grand Master

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    Look for Hoegarrden. (sp?)

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  18. Healer_Leona Manager Emeritus

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    Guinness? While up until a couple years ago, I was beer, blech! I came across stouts, which are still my now favorite type of beer. Guinness is like the Bud Light of stouts. I would try a Warlock, by Southern Tier is you like stouts, they should have it by you.
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  19. WookatMe Jedi Grand Master

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    Or I areas going to suggest the beer that turned you into a stout loyalist @Healer_Leona Left Hand Milk Stout, or their milk stout nitro, also available in 6 pack bottles.

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  20. Healer_Leona Manager Emeritus

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    I didn't ebven remember what it was you suggest Tony, but now that I see it, yes!
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  21. xblackout Bonanza Winner

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    Yeah, Left Hand Milk Stout is divine. If you get Great Lakes brews out that way, give the Edmund Fitzgerald Porter a try (perfect beer for November 10, anniversary of the shipwreck)!
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  22. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    I've tried some of those coffee beers too which are really really good.
  23. DarthIntegral Chosen One

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    I was less than impressed with the local beers I had when I visited Minnesota. But, you should be in range of getting some very good beers from Great Lakes.

    Also - it's almost time for New Belgium to put out Frambozen. Goodness, I love that beer.
  24. xblackout Bonanza Winner

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    I'm not familiar with Frambozen, so I looked it up and that sounds like heaven. I need to try it.
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  25. Healer_Leona Manager Emeritus

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    I love coffee stouts! Local brewery, Lakefront brewery makes Fuel Cafe, which is named after the Cafe here whose coffee they use to make it. Most coffee flavor I've tasted yet in a stout.

    @DarthIntegral - Have you tried Lindemans Framboise? And if so how does it compare to Frambozen. Lindemans Frambois was the very first beer I had ever tried that I didn't go 'yuck' to and started me on my journey of finding good beers.
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