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HB721
11-24-2012, 02:23 PM
So what's your favorite beer? My answer will fluctuate with time of year but right now it's Ayinger's Celebrator a Germany doppelbock. Dark, strong, and malty.

Anyways I wanna hear it! Bud light, Guiness, Chimay? Let's talk beer!

HardlyCapable13
11-24-2012, 02:28 PM
Mine fluctuate with seasons as well. My fall favorite is Dogfish Punkin Ale.

My year-round go-to would have to be Stone Ruination IPA.

HB721
11-24-2012, 02:35 PM
Nothing wrong with Ruination! Good any time of year. I like dfh's pumpkin ale it's a good one. I wanna get my hands on some of Southern Tiers Pumking its supposed to be pretty darn good. I like pumpkin ales its just hard to find then near where I live.

HB721
11-24-2012, 02:41 PM
We have a BJ's in my town and the contract their brews from St Arnold in Houston. This year the BJ's house pumpkin ale is rockin! I usually don't like much that comes out of that brewery.

donhardeone
11-24-2012, 07:35 PM
I vary based on time of season and the event...I tend to lean towards porters and stouts though. At the moment, I'm stocked up with a few cases of the Wake Up Dead Stout by Left Hand Brewery.

When I go out to restaurants though, I find myself dining more at places that have my beloved Guiness on tap. :wink:

Major Stains
11-24-2012, 07:53 PM
Coming into the winter, my waistline increase due to my 'Guiness belt'!
A few pubs serve it well around here, but it is not a patch on the real deal from the Emerald Isle itself.

For the rest of the year I opt for bottled lager from the continent. (Becks/ Kronenberg/ Estrella)
Although I did enjoy some hoppy tasting pale ales on our trip to NY last week.

HB721
11-24-2012, 09:06 PM
@donhardeone yeah I like left hands milk stout. I have never tried Wake Up Dead. I do love an Imperial stout. My regulars In that category are Storm King and Old Rasputin. Both easy to find yet still top notch in my book. :thumbup:

HB721
11-24-2012, 09:19 PM
And let me go on record about my thoughts on the macro brews. I love Guiness. Nuff said. I might not quaff it all the time but I won't turn my nose at it. So far as the BUD/Miller/Coors stuff. Well it might not be high art brewing anymore but that stuff can really quench thirst on a hot summer's day. Also I have to give credit to those brewers. You won't ever open one of their beers and not expect it taste exactly the same as the last thousand you drank. Now that's damn good brewing when it comes to lagers specifically.

I guess that's my two cents towards not sounding like a total beer snob. Even though I could probably snob with the best of them.

donhardeone
11-24-2012, 09:43 PM
So far as the BUD/Miller/Coors stuff. Well it might not be high art brewing anymore but that stuff can really quench thirst on a hot summer's day. Also I have to give credit to those brewers. You won't ever open one of their beers and not expect it taste exactly the same as the last thousand you drank. Now that's damn good brewing when it comes to lagers specifically.

Yep while I tend to want something different when I eat, it is an unwritten rule in my house (wife and friends know it well) that if you want me to grill out I will need a few bottles of Yuengling or Miller to drink while grilling. I attribute it to all those tailgates over the years where those two were about the only thing I could afford...Pavlov? lol

HB721
11-25-2012, 07:05 AM
I wish we had Yuengling in Texas. I have never had the pleasure.

johnnyh1976
11-25-2012, 11:24 AM
For me I like to keep it local with our own Alexander Keith's IPA and their seasonal brews that they put out. I also love Sleeman's Honey Brown Lager. As for non-Canadian beer, I love Sam Adams (just had a week away in Bangor ME and drank a ton of that delicious stuff) Newcastle Brown and Boddingtons. Heineken and Stella are great beers as well.....now after all this talk, time to make a trip to the beer store. Cheers!!

HB721
11-25-2012, 11:38 AM
God bless Canada! Poor old Alexander Keith IPA catches such a bad rap. I personally have never had it but I hear you guys swear by it.

I love Canada for giving me Unibroue. La Fin du Monde, Maudite, and Trois Pistoles are damn fine brews and I don't mind spending my money on them at all.

jkodrigues
11-25-2012, 12:42 PM
i always love Belgium beer and my favourite are duvel and leffe blond

HB721
11-25-2012, 12:58 PM
Man oh man I love Duvel!

jkodrigues
11-25-2012, 01:59 PM
Man oh man I love Duvel!
don't know if you can find it there but there is one made by monks called trapist ohhh my

HB721
11-25-2012, 02:11 PM
Yeah we get some of the trappist ales. Chimay is rather common. Westvetleran is starting to come over to the US now I think.

I have definitely drank my fair share of Chimay Grande reserve. Mmmmm :beer:

Madlob75
11-25-2012, 08:45 PM
My beer taste differs depending on the season. When its hot, I'm an IPA guy. When the weather cools, I gravitate towards stouts and porters. I don't really have a favorite because I always want to try something new, mostly American Microbrews though. (Only exception is the Guinness Draught can....tasty). However; in the heat of the summer, when its 95+ and I'm working in the yard, nothing beats an ice cold can of MGD or Pabst.

LandShark
11-26-2012, 08:18 AM
I could fill a page with all my favorite beer and still leave some out.

I always have landshark in the beer cooler. I drink it like water and drink it with spicy meals.
I have some newcastle, shiner bock, shiner seasonal, guinness, guinness black lager, st arnolds lawnmower, zeigenbock, pinstrip red ale ska brewing, Rahr and sons black lager, rahr and sons octoberfest. I have some miller lite, but thats for a neighbor friend that likes it.

I also have a 15 g keg of homebrew red that is prolly around half empty but co2 is out.

there is also a new small local brewery that is putting out some good beer that i buy when i can, it just isnt sold here in my town. Also IPAs are not sold here in town, so when im in the big city i buy whatever kind i can. lagunitas, ranger...

HB721
11-26-2012, 08:39 AM
What brewery is up there? I am the same way when I go to a city. I stock up. I mean we have some okay stores here behind the Pine Curtain. But nothing that can beat the selection of beer in the cities.

BostonIrish
11-26-2012, 02:32 PM
Guinness is great. Also love IPA's. Left Hand Milk Stout poured from a Nitrogen tap is incredible (much different than from the bottle). Another favorite is Burning River Pale Ale and Christmas Ale from Great Lakes Brewing Company in Cleveland.

HB721
11-26-2012, 02:55 PM
Yeah nitro taps sure do make beers smooth.

Speaking of IPAs any of you ever had the pleasure of Pliny the elder by Russian River?

BostonIrish
11-26-2012, 03:25 PM
I don't think so. I usually try everything new that I come across, but I don't recall seeing that one,

johnnyh1976
11-26-2012, 03:25 PM
i always love Belgium beer and my favourite are duvel and leffe blond

Leffe blonde....delicious.

johnnyh1976
11-26-2012, 03:31 PM
God bless Canada! Poor old Alexander Keith IPA catches such a bad rap. I personally have never had it but I hear you guys swear by it.

I love Canada for giving me Unibroue. La Fin du Monde, Maudite, and Trois Pistoles are damn fine brews and I don't mind spending my money on them at all.

Yeah Alexander Keith's got some bad publication a few years back when one of the actors form their ads with some clever and catchy lines got caught up in a child porn case...sick bastard.

On a more pleasant note, it got some great publication at the Pearl Jam concert in 2005 when none other than Eddie Vedder said..."Heineken? (censored) that (other word for poop) we want some Keith's...we ain't playing another tune until we get some Keiths"....the Keith's was delivered on stage and they played until the lights came on....then they played 2 more.

We have a few micro-breweries here as well, one of which, Garrison make some really nice beer....all this beer talk is making me thirsty...gotta go.

HB721
11-26-2012, 04:03 PM
Actually I was referring to all the IPA snobs giving Alexander Keith IPA a hard time because it isn't really an IPA. Low bitterness and low ABV. It's been labeled an IPA since forever ago though. Damn ipa snobs! CANADA SHOULD ATTACK THEM!

HB721
11-26-2012, 04:04 PM
Nova Scotia attacks Oregon! I can see it now.

SmokeyCheese1
11-26-2012, 04:20 PM
Founders KBS.............by far.

Otherwise, my own brews be my favorites.

HB721
11-26-2012, 04:24 PM
Founders KBS.............by far.

Otherwise, my own brews be my favorites.

Ohhhh I want some Founders!

LandShark
11-27-2012, 08:22 AM
local brewery that is just now getting out I talked about is "Wicked Beaver". you gotta love that name!

HB721
11-27-2012, 08:37 AM
local brewery that is just now getting out I talked about is "Wicked Beaver". you gotta love that name!

oooo I want to try that Midnight ale.

donhardeone
11-27-2012, 08:46 AM
If I am buy something other than stouts, I do tend to support my local breweries....especially Terrapin, which is getting a lot more recognition and distribution.

MoreCowBell87
10-14-2013, 09:47 AM
A newish brewery has opened up in the town I used to live in (40 mins away now) and it is great!

By far my favorite has become Baxter's Stowaway IPA, Closely followed by Gritty's Halloween Ale, and Shipyard Export.

I have had a hard time finding it again but I really enjoyed Harpoon's UFO White as well.

HardlyCapable13
10-14-2013, 10:34 AM
Been drinking a lot of Ska Brewing Modus Hoperandi and Oskar Blues Dales Pale Ale lately.

That will change shortly once the spiced beers starting hitting the market....

Borlaxx
10-21-2013, 11:43 AM
After trying it for the first time yesterday, this is now in my top 5, and probably my favorite IPA I have had so far.

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johnnyh1976
10-21-2013, 06:19 PM
Actually I was referring to all the IPA snobs giving Alexander Keith IPA a hard time because it isn't really an IPA. Low bitterness and low ABV. It's been labeled an IPA since forever ago though. Damn ipa snobs! CANADA SHOULD ATTACK THEM!


I actually live in Halifax....home of Alexander Keith's fine beers. I love it....and Eddie Vedder from Pearl Jam could not get enough of it when they played here in '05. It is not a true IPA but is a great beer. My favorite is their Red Amber Ale and every couple of months they put out different seasonals...very good brews.

My favorites as of late have been another from here in Halifax...Garrison Breweries. They make a nice red and an amazing amber. As for beer not in my area....I'd love to try some of what Dog Fish Head has to offer. My favorite American brew would be anything offered by Samuel Adams.

But my favorite beer...other than the local offerings here would have to be Boddingtons and Newcastle Brown.

HB721
01-06-2014, 10:17 AM
Any of you others had the chance to drink Founder's Breakfast Stout? If you like imperial stouts and can get your hands on this one then do it!