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#16 SLBunge

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Posted 13 August 2007 - 09:06 PM

I'm not a huge fan of the Oberon but it seems the most accessible for the masses so it is the one that is most often on tap. It is a summer beer most change out to Pale Ale for the fall/winter (I like the Pale Ale much better).

And you will do well to keep searching for the Stout's. The double-cream, available in the winter only I think, is spectacular.
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Posted 19 August 2007 - 06:25 PM

okay, my friends, bell's kalamazoo stout is a very good thing. not a whole lot of head but it holds for a long time. dry, floral nose, and a rich malty, not aggressively hopped taste with a smooth finish. and dark, very dark--almost as dark as rancho gordo's soul. if the double cream is better, i'm going to buy a case as soon as it is available.

perfect for a gloomy, rainy afternoon.

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Posted 26 August 2007 - 07:56 PM

Weihenstephaner--a light beer for a humid evening. I like this on tap, but something must get lost in translation during the bottling process, as this didn't taste like much of anything.

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Posted 26 August 2007 - 09:39 PM

QUOTE(StephanieL @ Aug 26 2007, 02:56 PM) View Post
Weihenstepaner--a light beer for a humid evening. I like this on tap, but something must get lost in translation during the bottling process, as this didn't taste like much of anything.


Which kind did you have?
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Posted 27 August 2007 - 02:50 AM

Shipyard ale and lager.
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#21 StephanieL

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Posted 27 August 2007 - 09:02 PM

QUOTE(Behemoth @ Aug 26 2007, 05:39 PM) View Post
QUOTE(StephanieL @ Aug 26 2007, 02:56 PM) View Post
Weihenstepaner--a light beer for a humid evening. I like this on tap, but something must get lost in translation during the bottling process, as this didn't taste like much of anything.


Which kind did you have?

The Hefe Weisse.

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Posted 30 August 2007 - 11:39 PM

Mikkeller Beer Geek Breakfast - it's technically an oatmeal stout with some coffee added to it hence the playful name. I'm not a big fan of stouts in general and coffee beer in particular but this stuff is really great, as a nightcap actually - elegant balanced taste.

And since pilsners were mentioned on another thread, i just got some Gold Era Imperial Pilsner, one can guess judging just by the name alone that it's a Dogfish Head thing - malty and bitter, very nice.

oh and the best recent beer experience? Sebago Frye's Leap IPA on tap at their brewpub in Portland, ME - a pure hoppy pleasure from the first sip to the last one - it's really a rare quality.
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Posted 01 September 2007 - 12:38 PM

Anyone else notice that Michael Jackson, beer guru, died?

He was in Austin less than a year ago, teaching a class.
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#24 StephanieL

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Posted 05 September 2007 - 12:42 AM

Magic Hat's Hocus Pocus, their summer wheat beer.

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Posted 05 September 2007 - 12:47 AM

QUOTE(foodie52 @ Sep 1 2007, 08:38 AM) View Post
Anyone else notice that Michael Jackson, beer guru, died?

He was in Austin less than a year ago, teaching a class.



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Posted 05 September 2007 - 12:49 AM

Kill Ugly Radio from Lagunitas - a sheer pine.
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Posted 05 September 2007 - 02:18 AM

some more of bell's kalamazoo stout, and i like it as much as the first time.

i also grew to like the third coast a lot more. just a question of being patient and letting the beer warm up a little out of the fridge before pouring it.

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#28 SLBunge

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Posted 05 September 2007 - 03:06 AM

Did you see that the Beer Advocate gave "best brewery in America" honors to Surly Brewing in Brooklyn Center, MN?

On Saturdays, they are now offering 1 gallon growlers of Bender ($8) and Furious ($9) from noon-2pm.

I've not had Bender yet but am quite fond of hoppy Furious.
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#29 mongo_jones

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Posted 05 September 2007 - 04:43 AM

eeenteresting. too far for me to go to get a growler, but will look for the cans when i'm next at surdyk's. our local stores aren't listed on their site.

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current whisky review: glen ord 28

 

current recipe: white bean curry with green peppers

 

 

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Posted 05 September 2007 - 01:50 PM

QUOTE(foodie52 @ Sep 1 2007, 08:38 AM) View Post
Anyone else notice that Michael Jackson, beer guru, died?

He was in Austin less than a year ago, teaching a class.

Oh no, when did he die?
The Brooklyn Brewery had a Beer University (that means a few classes) about five years ago and I went to a couple Michael Jackson classes. I'm pretty sure that he introduced me to lambics, among other things. The class was very interesting and as he got drunker, he meandered away from beer and into other subjects.
Recently I read an article about brewing root beer and I thought I might try my hand at that and at some point venture into beer. I guess I should start a new thread but are there any home brewers out there?
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