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  • mrbironmrbiron Posts: 4,138
    edited August 2013
    Have you tried any other Rogue beers? Something you actually like?

    I've actually tried only a couple of Rogue's beers. Their complete line is a little harder to come by out this way.
    Yellow Snow IPA, Brutal IPA, American Ale, and the ever common Dead Guy Ale. All were OK but unfortunately, the Voodoo Donut is the one that stuck out the most.
  • Jetmaker737Jetmaker737 Posts: 753
    edited August 2013
    mantis wrote: »
    If Guinness is your standard then you are a stout man. Check out Left Hand Milk Stout , Riverhorse Oatmeal Milk Stout , A****er Milk Stout , Youngs Double Chocolate Milk Stout , Rouge Chocolate Stout. That should get you started.
    If your a Coffee kinda guy then looking into Troegs Java head is a very good Idea.

    Thanks man! I will keep an eye out for these.
  • InthefadeInthefade Posts: 177
    edited August 2013
    cienega wrote: »
    That's a great question. According to one of the head guys at Brew Kettle they modeled Rajah after Head Hunter IPA! You can tell when you drink them, they both have that bit of citrus taste to them but I prefer White Rajah. I see your in Cleveland so you are probably pretty familiar with Brew Kettle.

    Heck yeah. The Brew Kettle is a nice meeting place with 30 taps. Very fortunate to have BK, Fat Heads, GLBC, Market Garden and countless other great breweries close by!

    Brew Kettle has a great list during Cleveland Beer Week.

    I have to say I favor Head Hunter but just a wee little bit.
  • vcwatkinsvcwatkins Posts: 1,584
    edited August 2013
    Been enjoying New Belgium Ranger IPA on the beach. Amazing nose - piney citrus, mainly grapefruit/orange, and floral. I sniff it the whole walk down the boardwalk. Neighbors probably think I'm nuts, hehe. Bright chewy hops and fruit with a bit of honey. Very refreshing and not expensive.

    Also enjoying some Natty Greene's (out of Greensboro) at outdoor concerts in NC, esp Cannonball IPA and Black Powder Imperial Stout.

    Craig
  • Msabot1Msabot1 Posts: 1,728
    edited August 2013
    Try some Pilsner Urquell....not domestic,but very good!!
  • Msabot1Msabot1 Posts: 1,728
    edited August 2013
    I also get into their Elliot Ness offering....very good:razz:
  • drummer86drummer86 Posts: 441
    edited August 2013
    strider wrote: »
    Have you checked out Evo or Burley Oak yet?

    Evo is my favorite brewery, hands down. Helps that it's right up the street from my house...

    Their Lot 3 IPA is probably my favorite beer, period.
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 428
    edited August 2013
  • plainoledaveplainoledave Posts: 360
    edited August 2013
    If any of you find yourself in WI, i suggest checking out New Glarus Beer. The most popular one is Spotted Cow, but i don't really care for that one. Beer Advocate rates the brewery as World Class, they have some good beer. I like Laughing Fox, Coffee Stout, Two Women and the fruit beers the best.

    http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/590
  • mrbironmrbiron Posts: 4,138
    edited August 2013
    I really need to shake one of my vices. I only have beer on Friday night, saturday, and sunday morning.
    There are so many other chances to be drinking beer during the week....
  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 5,477
    edited August 2013
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    Tonight it's a big a$$ Blue Moon Harvest Pumpkin Ale out of my Big A$$ beer glass. The fall brews are already out in early August, kind of like putting out the Xmas brews out in late September.
  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 5,477
    edited August 2013
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    There is always the Hemp in Ales, the Green Label and Gold Label, brewed with hemp seeds, the only thing is after a few of these you get the munchies and say dude a lot
  • hochpt21hochpt21 Posts: 4,667
    edited August 2013
    If any of you find yourself in WI, i suggest checking out New Glarus Beer. The most popular one is Spotted Cow, but i don't really care for that one. Beer Advocate rates the brewery as World Class, they have some good beer. I like Laughing Fox, Coffee Stout, Two Women and the fruit beers the best.

    http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/590

    I read through this thread just to see if anyone brought up New Glarus Brewing Co.

    I like a lot of their beers, but my FAVORITE beer just came back in stock on limited release. I haven't had one in quite awhile. Needless to say, enjoying one now.

    Abbey style beer. Cleanly aromatic with spicy notes of clove and ginger. Crisp and fragrant up front while gracefully sliding into warm malt notes at the finish.

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  • hochpt21hochpt21 Posts: 4,667
    edited August 2013
    gudnoyez, how does that hemp beer taste? I'll have to check the "super-liquor-store" in Madison to see if they carry it.
  • cienegacienega Posts: 85
    edited August 2013
    gudnoyez wrote: »
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    There is always the Hemp in Ales, the Green Label and Gold Label, brewed with hemp seeds, the only thing is after a few of these you get the munchies and say dude a lot
    From what I understand, hops and hemp are related in the plant world. I remember once coming back (I wasn't driving) from a keg tapping of HopSlam (you beer guys know), and I had the best happy buzz from just 2 pints. It didn't really feel like a beer buzz.
  • zane77zane77 Posts: 1,711
    edited August 2013
    Beer Theories

    Sometimes when I reflect on all the beer I drink, I feel ashamed. Then I look into the glass and think about the workers in the brewery and all of their hopes and dreams. If I didn't drink this beer, they might be out of work and their dreams would be shattered. I think, "It is better to drink this beer and let their dreams come true than be selfish and worry about my liver."

    Babe Ruth

    "I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day."

    Lyndon B. Johnson

    "When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading."

    Paul Horning
    "24 hours in a day, 24 beers in a case. Coincidence? I think not."

    H. L. Mencken

    "When we drink, we get drunk. When we get drunk, we fall asleep. When we fall asleep, we commit no sin When we commit no sin, we go to heaven. So, let's all get drunk and go to heaven!"

    George Bernard Shaw

    "Beer is proof that God loves us

    and wants us to be happy."

    Benjamin Franklin

    "Without question, the greatest invention in the history of mankind is beer. Oh, I grant you that the wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel does not go nearly as well with pizza."

    Dave Barry

    BEER: HELPING UGLY PEOPLE HAVE SEX SINCE 3000 B.C.!

    W. C. Fields

    Remember "I" before "E," except in Budweiser.

    Professor Irwin Corey

    To some it's a six-pack, to me it's a Support Group Salvation in a can!

    Leo Durocher



    One night at Cheers, Cliff Clavin said to his buddy, Norm Peterson:
    "Well, ya see, Norm, it's like this.. A herd of buffalo can only move as fast as the slowest buffalo. And when the herd is hunted, it is the slowest and weakest ones at the back that are killed first. This natural selection is good for the herd as a whole, because the general speed and health of the whole group keeps improving by the regular killing of the weakest members! ; In much the same way, the human brain can only operate as fast as the slowest brain cells. Excessive intake of alcohol, as we know, kills brain cells. But naturally, it attacks the slowest and weakest brain cells first. In this way, regular consumption of beer eliminates the weaker brain cells, making the brain a faster and more efficient machine! That's why you always feel smarter after a few beers.
  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 5,477
    edited August 2013
    hochpt21 wrote: »
    gudnoyez, how does that hemp beer taste? I'll have to check the "super-liquor-store" in Madison to see if they carry it.
    Have not seen it at the liquor store for a while those two are the last of the stash. If you do find it the green is a bitter ale, the gold is a smooth lager type. Both are pretty good. Me and the wife went out to a brew pub tonight for a bite and a brew they had a pumpkin ale from the brewery that makes Flat Tire, anyways this pumpkin ale had cranberry added to it not bad had a couple the Wife had her usual Warsteiner.
  • Msabot1Msabot1 Posts: 1,728
    edited August 2013
    Let's not forget the good ole TURBO DOG!!
  • mrbironmrbiron Posts: 4,138
    edited August 2013
    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/walmarts-goal-sell-beer-185016381.html

    Blah!...Thankfully they are most likely only going to be able to specialize in mass market crap beer.
    They can throw the craft beer on the shelf but no redneck is going to even bat an eye at something with flavor.
  • codyc1arkcodyc1ark Posts: 2,539
    edited August 2013
    If any of you find yourself in WI, i suggest checking out New Glarus Beer. The most popular one is Spotted Cow, but i don't really care for that one. Beer Advocate rates the brewery as World Class, they have some good beer. I like Laughing Fox, Coffee Stout, Two Women and the fruit beers the best.

    http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/590

    +1 I always bring a case of NG back, great beer. I'm enjoying a Sierra Nevada Tumbler tonight, one of my favorite mass produced seasonals.
  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 5,477
    edited August 2013
    mrbiron wrote: »
    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/walmarts-goal-sell-beer-185016381.html

    Blah!...Thankfully they are most likely only going to be able to specialize in mass market crap beer.
    They can throw the craft beer on the shelf but no redneck is going to even bat an eye at something with flavor.

    Ha Ha Ha why should the necks even bother when they can buy a 30 pack of Busch Light for 11.99 at the local hole in the wall
  • mrbironmrbiron Posts: 4,138
    edited August 2013
    Sierra Nevada Tumbler
    One of my favorites as well....goes great with my Tumbler Pint Glass.
    Ha Ha Ha why should the necks even bother when they can buy a 30 pack of Busch Light for 11.99 at the local hole in the wall
    Because, at the Mart, they can buy beer, tackle, and a 32" LCD TV to watch Nascar!
  • striderstrider Posts: 2,559
    edited August 2013
    We went to a beer/music festival this past weekend and drank some good beers. My favorite brewery was Chestnut Brew Works, which is based out of Morgantown, WV. Very good pale ale and nut brown, my favorite was his wheat beer.

    Also a good stout from Mountain State Brewing Company.

    Both are local breweries, Mountain State distributes around WV/MD and I think PA. Chestnut Brew Works is super small, I think he has 3 or 4 places he distributes in Morgantown.
  • deronb1deronb1 Posts: 3,597
    edited August 2013
    Love Sierra Nevada brewery. Torpedo is one of the best beers for the buck and always available.
  • SHOKDUSHOKDU Posts: 47
    edited August 2013
    We have an incredible amount of local breweries here in Alaska, I cant remember the last time I've drank a beer that wasnt locally brewed.
  • headrottheadrott Posts: 4,946
    edited August 2013
    SHOKDU wrote: »
    We have an incredible amount of local breweries here in Alaska, I cant remember the last time I've drank a beer that wasnt locally brewed.

    Despite you liking Emotiva, I like the fact you enjoy Alaska's brews.:razz: Seriously, I think Alaska's beers are great!
  • MalbecMalbec Posts: 353
    edited August 2013
    This thread was settling to the bottom of the pile so.....

    I sampled Stone's Ruin Ten Anniversary Ale this weekend. Highly recommended!
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    Another was the imperial IPA Resin from Sixpoint Craft Ales in Brooklyn.
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    These guys have a pretty interesting lineup of beers.
    The brewmaster graduated from the four-year Diplom Braumeister program at the Weihenstephan Institute
    in Freising, Germany. He sports a tattoo of the Brauerwappen, Germany's Brewer Coat of Arms, on his leg.

    Two breweries I want to sample are Three Floyds and Cigar City. Three Floyds is distributed in the Chicagoland
    area so a trip to visit my Aunt in Joliet might be in order. Cigar City does have a distributor in Philly but haven't
    shipped to Pennsylvania in a while due to local demand.

    Any opinions on these two breweries??
  • striderstrider Posts: 2,559
    edited August 2013
    Sixpoint makes some damn good beer. I like the Resin as well as the Brownstone.

    Stone makes one called Enjoy by... that has a different date on the different releases of it. If you can find that on draft or bottle grab it. They distribute it so it gets to the bar/store within it's enjoy by date, phenomenal stuff.
  • mrbironmrbiron Posts: 4,138
    edited August 2013
    Buy a 1/6 of the Cigar City. Most brewers always have kegs in stock and most packies will order whatever you want.

    Everyone should have a kegerator....EVERYONE!!!
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