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Unlimited BEER thread. Who's game? (Read 197 times)

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Dreamer

    Sierra Nevada's Ruthless Rye is out!  My favorite 2 months of the year.  Lovely balance of mellow and hop. 

     

    That thud you heard was me falling from the wagon.  That looks so good!

    MRT: This too shall pass

      Just opened a DFH Raison d'Etre. Meh. I do want to meet the assholes who voted this "American Beer of the Year."

       

      Stuff like that tends to be a popularity contest.  I liken it to the beer geeks who dis Sam Adams just because Sam Adams has gotten relatively big and who never found a session beer they liked.  If you'll look at the ratings on beeradvocate.com, you'll see a fairly good consensus on most beers, some reviews by people who know what they are talking about, and other reviews by people who don't understand that you should review a beer based on how well it represents the style rather than based on how well you like it.

      Short term goal: 17:59 5K

      Mid term goal:  2:54:59 marathon

      Long term goal: To say I've been a runner half my life.  (I started running at age 45).


      Smashy!!!

        I'm a big fan of Great Lakes (Cleveland). My favorite is the Eliot Ness lager. I also like the Dortmunder Gold during the summer. Sierra Nevada also makes a good summer lager, but I love their Celebration Ale.

        PRs: 21:35 (5K); 1:46:46 (HM); 4:30:46 (FM)

          If you're going Great Lakes, gotta do Edmund Fitzgerald Porter.

          Dave

            I'm a big fan of Great Lakes (Cleveland). My favorite is the Eliot Ness lager. I also like the Dortmunder Gold during the summer. Sierra Nevada also makes a good summer lager, but I love their Celebration Ale.

             

            Great Lakes may be my favorite brewery.  I'd point to just about everything they make as a top example of that particular style.  Southern Tier is right up there too, but they're more "big beer" specialists -- the imperials (especially Pumking and Unearthly) and the 2X series.


            Smashy!!!

              Great Lakes also makes a great Octoberfest.

              PRs: 21:35 (5K); 1:46:46 (HM); 4:30:46 (FM)

                Once, I poured some (Great Lakes) Lake Erie Monster over my Amber Bock and exclaimed, "Look, the Bock-ness Monster!"

                I may or may have not had one (or three) too many.

                They'll tell you that failure is not an option.  That's ridiculous.  Failure is always an option.  It is the easiest and most readily available option.  It's your choice though.


                delicate flower

                   

                  Great Lakes may be my favorite brewery.  I'd point to just about everything they make as a top example of that particular style.  Southern Tier is right up there too, but they're more "big beer" specialists -- the imperials (especially Pumking and Unearthly) and the 2X series.

                   

                   

                  The Oak Aged UnEarthly was one of my favorite beers back when I was a drinkin' man.  Such a silky smooth double IPA.

                  proud sherpa

                    I would agree that Great Lakes does a fantastic job of pretty much everything.  I can say that about Sierra Nevada as well.  It is telling when several of your beers end up in the BJCP Style Guidelines as commercial examples of the style.

                    Short term goal: 17:59 5K

                    Mid term goal:  2:54:59 marathon

                    Long term goal: To say I've been a runner half my life.  (I started running at age 45).

                      Not sure whether you can get it outside Michigan, but I would say the same about Bell's (Kalamazoo, MI).

                      Dave

                        Bell's Oberon? Yes please!

                         

                        Not sure whether you can get it outside Michigan, but I would say the same about Bell's (Kalamazoo, MI).

                        They'll tell you that failure is not an option.  That's ridiculous.  Failure is always an option.  It is the easiest and most readily available option.  It's your choice though.


                        Smashy!!!

                          I would agree that Great Lakes does a fantastic job of pretty much everything.  I can say that about Sierra Nevada as well.  It is telling when several of your beers end up in the BJCP Style Guidelines as commercial examples of the style.

                           

                          +1. The Kellerweiz Hefeweizen is one of my all time favorite beers. In fact, I basically go back and forth between the Eliot Ness and the Kellerweiz (with a seasonal brew from either company thrown in).

                          PRs: 21:35 (5K); 1:46:46 (HM); 4:30:46 (FM)

                          Ken WD


                            I just injured my knee in a basketball game, possibly badly. Not in a good mood so I decided to pour myself a DFH 120 min IPA. I figure I'll feel ok after I finish this one off.

                            Jerryb49


                              Shiner Blonde (or Kosmos), Spoetzl Brewery, Shiner, Texas.

                              Next:  IMT Des Moines HM, 10/19/2014

                                        Salt Lake City HM, 04/18/2015

                                        Wisconsin HM, 05/02/2015

                               

                              LRS


                              Chasing Muses

                                Had my first DFH Burton Baton this evening. It's an oaked Imperial IPA, that caught my eye at the LWBS today (because it's the only DFH offering they had in stock that I had not tried). Excellent aromatics and the oak seems to blend the hops perfectly. I know IPAs dont age well, but I'm tempted to put one of these away for a while and see what it does in the bottle.