The Beer Thread

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  1. richstacy

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    It's too bad you don't seem to have access to Colorado's fantastic craft brewing industry. O'dell, new Belgium, Oskar Blues, Brekenridge, Tommyknocker, Wynkoop --and about 250 others.
     
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    from the previous page:

     
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    Can't remember the name of it but saw a machine on Fox and Friends this morning where you pour a bottle or can of beer into it and it improves the taste.
     
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    buy one, in the meantime, i'll just continue to buy good tasting beer
     
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    Beer Nerds Create Machine That Makes Store Bought Brew Taste Better



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    Yay, science.



    Craft beer drinkers, there's machine on the market that wants to be your new best friend. According to CNET, it's called Fizzics and it's supposed to make your store-brought beer taste better. The countertop contraption uses science in the form of oscillation and high-frequency sound waves to create a "dense, long-lasting head, and consistent carbonation."

    From http://www.eater.com/2015/5/7/8566099/beer-machine-makes-cheap-brew-taste-better
     
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    More and more craft brewers are opening withing walking distance from where I live. It was a bad year to give up drinking.
     
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    i try to use drugs wisely and not abuse them.
     
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    Pretty late to this one, but not gonna read through 49 pages lol

    Are we still talking about our three favorite beers? That's a damn tough question, but here are three that come to mind this moment. Brewery listed first, followed by the beer:

    Allagash, Curieux: a really complex, barrel aged ale, almost like an hommage to Belgian classics with a spiced twist thrown in somewhere. I had a bottle of this during a evening at a classy restaurant, and what a symphony of flavor it yields, especially as it warms.

    Prairie, Okie: a whiskey barrel aged imperial stout. *******n, it's liquid gold if there ever were a thing. Damn strong, both in flavor and alcohol content. Brilliant, dark, roasty profile, dark fruits in the background, and a definite hint of whiskey in the end. I paid 15 EUR for a bottle, and it was worth it.

    Dogfish Head, 90 Minute IPA: by now this is a classic double IPA. I haven't had many IPAs quite like it, but the hops and malt are perfectly blended together, both strong but complementary. Bursting with flavor, great with a steak.
     
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    3,5% beer 3 pieces.

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    Party time friday.

    :rock_slayer:
     
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    Little drunken and feelings very good.
     
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    Sometimes I don't like beer.
     
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    Pizza and two beers this evening in Nordic.
     
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    Newcastle, Guinness, Bass, any Hefeweizen...... And, although you'll laugh, Steele Reserve....hell, I grew up throwing Tall Boys of 211 back so....


    Anyway, I usually drink Cutty, or Kessler's


    (LOL, I hear Zima's coming back...)
     
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    You got my interest up. So I just bought some today and tried it. It's very different and tasty! Almost fruity.
     
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    A good choice. On a bit a of Lagunitas kick myself. Little Sumpin' is a bit deceiving. . .as it will put you on your ass.
     
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    LOL - that's for sure. Ya gotta respect a brew that's 7.5% ABV.

    I'm almost ready to start home brewing and I've been wondering how they get the citrus flavor into that ale. I tastes like they put a little grapefruit zest or juice in there but I wonder if they've figured out how to get it through the hops (?).

    I tried an IPA last weekend that I've never had before and I like it about as much as Little Sumpin':

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    https://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/140/251571/

    I've never had an IPA quite like it and it's the best Sierra Nevada brew I've tried so far. At 6.7% ABV it's got a bit of a kick to it, too.
     
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    I'm partial to lagers but I've had some pale Belgian wheat ales that are actually sweet.

    For example, we've got a local craft brewery in Richmond, Virginia that makes a fantastic Belgian "Abbey-style" blonde ale - Hardywood Singel - that's not bitter:

    https://hardywood.com/beers/hardywood-singel/

    I don't know that you could find it out in your neck of the woods, though.

    Probably, the most widely available brand of those sweet Belgian ales are made by Blue Moon, which I've seen in grocery stores. I'm not terribly fond of them because they're too sweet for my taste, but some people like them.
     
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    Yea, we have Blue Moon out here. I'll have to try it. Thanks.
     
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    You're welcome, and thanks for the tip on the Narragansett - I've never had one.

    It must be nice to live in Oregon, especially if you're a home brewer - it's one of the best areas to grow hops in America. Down here in Virginia about the only varieties we can consistently grow with success are Cascade and Chinook because it gets so hot and humid (and the Japanese beetles love 'em). The heat also makes it extremely difficult (and expensive) for Southern home brewers to lager their own beer, which sucks. :(
     
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    Make sure and put an orange slice in it. Really makes a big difference
     
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    Anyone had Sweetwater Blue? I love it
     
  25. Kode

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    Sorry. That was a joke. Ever taste Hamm's? Both are terrible. Rhode Islanders often refer to Narragansett as "horse piss".
     

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