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Posted: 8/5/2009 10:08 PM

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$17.99 for a six pack! Gags, was that liquor store by chance attached to a strip club?


"The doctors x-rayed my head and found nothing." Dizzy Dean, 1934
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Posted: 8/5/2009 10:39 PM

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Diz-

Nope.  But it's in a much pricier part of town that I live in!
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Posted: 8/6/2009 7:42 AM

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The rising price of microbrews and good import brews is crazy.

A couple of years ago, almost everything in a store's "micro" section was under $8 a sixer.  Now, most are $10+.

It hasn't got me to switch to cheaper beer, but it definitely hurts.

A year ago, my garage fridge was always stocked with dozens of different micros and imports.  Now, I have maybe a quarter of that.  I re-stocked my fridge a couple of days ago with a few six packs and a few single bottles and I paid over $100!!



Yikes.

 




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Posted: 8/6/2009 4:21 PM

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I hear ya Easton.

It's because it is becoming the new trendy thing to do - pairing food with a good microbrew. A lot of people who are into wine are finding out that there are many different kinds of beer that you can pair with food as well. Once that came about, prices went up.

I used to pay $5.50 a six pack for New Belgium beers. Now it's often over $8, and that's only in 3 or so years time.
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Posted: 8/7/2009 7:27 AM

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kotheb wrote: I hear ya Easton.

It's because it is becoming the new trendy thing to do - pairing food with a good microbrew. A lot of people who are into wine are finding out that there are many different kinds of beer that you can pair with food as well. Once that came about, prices went up.

I used to pay $5.50 a six pack for New Belgium beers. Now it's often over $8, and that's only in 3 or so years time.

Pfft...sixers of New Belgium are $11-12 in Fort Wayne. 12 packs of bottles, which are new arrivals as of this week, are $18.  Individual 22 ounce bottles are $4.

On an unrelated note...

I tried Sierra Nevada Kellerweis last night and it is superb.  It is a classic Hefeweizen with a unique aroma of banana (among other things, but the banana stood out).




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Posted: 8/7/2009 7:21 PM

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That's ridiculous. $11-12 a sixer??

I mean I understand it's one of the better American microbrews, but these beers are shooting up fast!
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Posted: 8/26/2009 12:25 PM

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I forgot to 'review' it here, but I tried the Delirium Tremens and Nocturnum last week and I was not overly impressed with either.  They were okay, but also very expensive.

I just keep buying the Victory Hop Wallop, though.  That is my favorite brew of the year and one of my favorites ever.

I also like the Upland Helios Pale Ale pretty well for a regional microbrewed pale. 



If only I could buy Dragon Stout in the U.S. (it is a fairly sweet high alcohol stout brewed in Jamaica that is often consumed warm).  If you have ever toured around the countryside in Jamaica, refrigeration isn't always available.  Red Stripe is NASTY warm, but their stouts are solid (and surprisingly refreshing) warm.  Both Dragon Stout and Guinness Foreign Extra are readily available everywhere.  The Guinness varietal is brewed in Jamaica and sold in the Caribbean and Africa (i.e. warm weather climates) is also excellent--a bit drier than Dragon Stout.




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Posted: 9/13/2009 10:40 PM

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If I had to pick three

1. Fat Tire, smooth and creamy, incredibly easy to drink for such a rich
flavored beer

2.Great Lakes Brewing Company, Burning River Pale Ale, Absolutely excellent. I only can get it when I travel to Ohio 2 times per year on work though
www.greatlakesbrewing.com/beer...eer_id=00000002

3. Yuengling lager, cause you got to include a lager, only available in the northeast though



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Posted: 9/29/2009 11:17 AM

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japke wrote: If I had to pick three

1. Fat Tire, smooth and creamy, incredibly easy to drink for such a rich
flavored beer

2.Great Lakes Brewing Company, Burning River Pale Ale, Absolutely excellent. I only can get it when I travel to Ohio 2 times per year on work though
http://www.greatlakesbrewing.c...eer_id=00000002

3. Yuengling lager, cause you got to include a lager, only available in the northeast though



reply fail, this was in response to page two question on 3 beers for life
I live in Memphis, Tn and I can buy Yuengling lager, light, and black and tan seven days a week (only after 12:00pm on sunday though).  I have decided that I do not like Fat Tire.  I liked it a lot at first but not so much now.  If you get a chance try Ne Belgium's Hoptober.  It is excellent.  I am going to assume that it is a seasonal, so get it while you can.

Also, I'm curious to see if anyone has tried AB's golden wheat.  I have seen a lot of advertisements for it during football games.  Has anyone tried it?

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Posted: 9/30/2009 10:39 PM

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I am heading to Chattanooga next week on business. Anyone have any suggestions on Micro brews there?
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Posted: 10/7/2009 2:11 PM

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----MtownCardfan wrote: ---------------

japke wrote: If I had to pick three

1. Fat Tire, smooth and creamy, incredibly easy to drink for such a rich
flavored beer

2.Great Lakes Brewing Company, Burning River Pale Ale, Absolutely excellent. I only can get it when I travel to Ohio 2 times per year on work though
www.greatlakesbrewing.c...eer_id=00000002

3. Yuengling lager, cause you got to include a lager, only available in the northeast though



reply fail, this was in response to page two question on 3 beers for life
I live in Memphis, Tn and I can buy Yuengling lager, light, and black and tan seven days a week (only after 12:00pm on sunday though).  I have decided that I do not like Fat Tire.  I liked it a lot at first but not so much now.  If you get a chance try Ne Belgium's Hoptober.  It is excellent.  I am going to assume that it is a seasonal, so get it while you can.

Also, I'm curious to see if anyone has tried AB's golden wheat.  I have seen a lot of advertisements for it during football games.  Has anyone tried it?

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Hoptober is awesome. It is probably my favorite New Belgium product now. It is lighter in body than a normal IPA but has the hoppiness. My wife and I both really enjoyed it.

Bud Light Golden Wheat is, well, like mixing Bud Light with a flat Blue Moon.

I guess it is better than regular Bud Light, but I cannot stand light beer (esp. of the A-B variety).




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Posted: 10/7/2009 8:14 PM

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I really like reading what you beer nuts have to say about beers I've usually never heard of. Its got me trying beers that i normally wouldn't buy. I finally found Schlafly here in Indiana, and I don't know what happened. I did read Easton's (I think it was easton....) review of Schlafly and was surprised to read that he didn't like it. This was a few days or so ago. Well the other day I found my favorite pale ale and all I can say is it didn't taste like the same beer that I remember. I can't put my finger on what was wrong with it....maybe it had been on the shelf for a year, not really sure. Just didn't taste right. In fact, it didn't really taste like much at all. I was very dissapointed considering i bought all 3 six packs the store had of it.

Now on to my question. This same store had a beer called "Horse Piss Beer". Has anyone ever heard of it? I thought about picking up a 6 pack of it, but didn't since they had the Schlafly pale ale (usually my favorite).

By the way, I found a website for this beer. www.horsepissbeer.com/

Drive by......

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Posted: 10/8/2009 3:15 PM

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----philskill wrote: ---------------

I really like reading what you beer nuts have to say about beers I've usually never heard of. Its got me trying beers that i normally wouldn't buy. I finally found Schlafly here in Indiana, and I don't know what happened. I did read Easton's (I think it was easton....) review of Schlafly and was surprised to read that he didn't like it. This was a few days or so ago. Well the other day I found my favorite pale ale and all I can say is it didn't taste like the same beer that I remember. I can't put my finger on what was wrong with it....maybe it had been on the shelf for a year, not really sure. Just didn't taste right. In fact, it didn't really taste like much at all. I was very dissapointed considering i bought all 3 six packs the store had of it.

Now on to my question. This same store had a beer called "Horse Piss Beer". Has anyone ever heard of it? I thought about picking up a 6 pack of it, but didn't since they had the Schlafly pale ale (usually my favorite).

By the way, I found a website for this beer. www.horsepissbeer.com/

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Never heard of Horse Piss Beer, but I don't think I'll by another Schlafly product. After the pale ale I tried another variety (don't remember what it was at the moment) and it was equally bad.

That Schlafly Pale Ale was probably the worst pale ale I've ever had.

I had some Sierra Nevada Torpedo and Anniversary Ale (both IPAs) during the game last night. Both are excellent.




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Posted: 10/15/2009 6:17 PM

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A-B is really trying to tap into the micro-brew rage, while using their Budweiser name to sell it, as they've now come out with "Budweiser Wheat".

I like a good wheat beer, so maybe I'll give their's a try. But I wonder if it will disappoint like many have said about their American Ale.
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Posted: 10/18/2009 8:10 PM

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bicyclemike wrote: A-B is really trying to tap into the micro-brew rage, while using their Budweiser name to sell it, as they've now come out with "Budweiser Wheat".

I like a good wheat beer, so maybe I'll give their's a try. But I wonder if it will disappoint like many have said about their American Ale.


I'd bet that it dissapoints!

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Posted: 10/18/2009 11:03 PM

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I tried the  Bud light golden wheat this weekend, and I'm quite sure that it has the least amount of flavor of any beer ever made.  It has a lemon taste kind of like bud light lime, but if it was not labeled as beer I'm not sure I would have recognized it as one.

 

 

On another note I tried Hoptober, an Oktoberfest style from our friends at New Belgium, and it was thoroughly enjoyable as all their products are.

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Posted: 10/23/2009 12:49 PM

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japke wrote:

 

 

 

On another note I tried Hoptober, an Oktoberfest style from our friends at New Belgium, and it was thoroughly enjoyable as all their products are.


Hoptober is most definitely not an Oktoberfest-style beer.

 

It is a generously hopped golden ale, not a malty German lager.  I love it, but it definitely is not an Oktoberfest - just a seasonal beer they release in October.




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Posted: 10/23/2009 9:51 PM

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I suppose your right, I'm terrible at keeping all those things straight, but I agree it is an excellent beer, every bit as good as Fat Tire.

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Posted: 1/16/2010 7:03 PM

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Tonight's beer is Great Divide's Denver Pale Ale.  Good stuff.  Don't know those fancy beer words, though.  :)
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Posted: 1/18/2010 3:28 PM

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The famous Bell's Hopslam supposedly went out to distributors on Jan. 7 - but I have yet to see any in stores.

http://www.bellsbeer.com/brands/info/22

$20 for a 6 pack?  Limited regional release?  Practically impossible to find?

Yup...and it rocks.

devil




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