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Thread O'Booze REVISED!

Post by matedog » 06 Jan 2009, 12:44pm

I have been getting into this local brew lately:
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And when I was down south, I managed to pick up one of my favorite San Diego brews:
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Re: Thread O'Beer REVIVED!

Post by tosh » 06 Jan 2009, 2:32pm

I actually had a bottle of the Anderson Valley Amber over the weekend - was surprised and mildly impressed. even considering making it a six pack this weekend.

I'm on a new kick and trying to sample as many different beers as possible Over the last few months. Mainly been confined to Belgian ales so far (including a couple of surprisingly good American versions of Belgian beer’s.)

In no particular order some of the ones I can recall the names of that I’ve been enjoying….

Russian River’s – a good few of their brew have been rather good, Damnation and Temptation spring to mind
Anderson Valley – Amber
Tanner's Jack - clear bottle never had one that wasn't skunk flavored
Bluebird Bitter - I remember drinking this in Coniston a few years ago and so had to get a couple of bottles
Wexford Irish Cream Ale - hard to not fall back on this as often as possible
Tetleys in a can - great to make a steak pie with
Murphy's Red ale
Anderson Valley – The Brothers Double and Tripel varieties
Anchor Steam
Pranqster - – not the best version of a Belgian beer I’ve had
New Belgium’s Trippel Belgian bottles– I wasn’t expecting to like this as I don’t care for their other offerings but this went down well
Eye of the Hawk - forget the actual brewery (Medicinno maybe?) but their larger and a couple of the other ale's are okay as well
Affigem Bonde – one of my favorites
Affigem Trippel – actually I think this is top of the list at the moment
Pirrat – another good Belgian beer
Unibroe – too many odd names to recall but another brewery I was VERY surprised by and have been back more than once to sample more of there efforts.
Grimbergen – I’ve had the blonde and the Double I believe, although the blonde pushes the Affigem Trippel for No.1 spot in recent weeks…erm I mean months

And Trader Joe’s sell this Organic Scottish Pale Ale that goes down rather easily

I’m off to spend some time with my new friend beeradvocate.com to start planning my weekend’s beer intake. It is my new favorite site. This week I’m looking for some new German beer’s I haven’t tried, trying to get away from the Belgian beer’s for a few weeks and hid some bocks and doublebocks up that I saw in the local offy last week. I'm not a big fan of the overly hoppy american micro brews, not sure I have had to many IPA's that I could drink on a regular occasion, but other than that I'm goig to carry on working through the world and sampling as many as possible instead of the past few years being stuck in the world of lager and the few imported English ale you can get over here

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Re: Thread O'Beer REVIVED!

Post by Wolter » 06 Jan 2009, 2:35pm

Unibroue hasn't let me down yet. Although it's hard for me to move beyond La Fin du Monde. I love that stuff.
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Re: Thread O'Beer REVIVED!

Post by matedog » 06 Jan 2009, 2:46pm

tosh wrote:I actually had a bottle of the Anderson Valley Amber over the weekend - was surprised and mildly impressed. even considering making it a six pack this weekend.

I'm on a new kick and trying to sample as many different beers as possible Over the last few months. Mainly been confined to Belgian ales so far (including a couple of surprisingly good American versions of Belgian beer’s.)

In no particular order some of the ones I can recall the names of that I’ve been enjoying….

Russian River’s – a good few of their brew have been rather good, Damnation and Temptation spring to mind
Anderson Valley – Amber
Tanner's Jack - clear bottle never had one that wasn't skunk flavored
Bluebird Bitter - I remember drinking this in Coniston a few years ago and so had to get a couple of bottles
Wexford Irish Cream Ale - hard to not fall back on this as often as possible
Tetleys in a can - great to make a steak pie with
Murphy's Red ale
Anderson Valley – The Brothers Double and Tripel varieties
Anchor Steam
Pranqster - – not the best version of a Belgian beer I’ve had
New Belgium’s Trippel Belgian bottles– I wasn’t expecting to like this as I don’t care for their other offerings but this went down well
Eye of the Hawk - forget the actual brewery (Medicinno maybe?) but their larger and a couple of the other ale's are okay as well
Affigem Bonde – one of my favorites
Affigem Trippel – actually I think this is top of the list at the moment
Pirrat – another good Belgian beer
Unibroe – too many odd names to recall but another brewery I was VERY surprised by and have been back more than once to sample more of there efforts.
Grimbergen – I’ve had the blonde and the Double I believe, although the blonde pushes the Affigem Trippel for No.1 spot in recent weeks…erm I mean months

And Trader Joe’s sell this Organic Scottish Pale Ale that goes down rather easily

I’m off to spend some time with my new friend beeradvocate.com to start planning my weekend’s beer intake. It is my new favorite site. This week I’m looking for some new German beer’s I haven’t tried, trying to get away from the Belgian beer’s for a few weeks and hid some bocks and doublebocks up that I saw in the local offy last week. I'm not a big fan of the overly hoppy american micro brews, not sure I have had to many IPA's that I could drink on a regular occasion, but other than that I'm goig to carry on working through the world and sampling as many as possible instead of the past few years being stuck in the world of lager and the few imported English ale you can get over here
Yeah, I'm not a big fan of California IPAs either. I'm not sure if it is an acquired taste or what. Anyway, those American ones you listed "Russian River" and "Anchor Steam (very local, not a big fan though)" are pretty available to me and that's usually what I try. I'd have to do research on those other ones although there is a killer beer bar near me that does a Belgian beer month.

I haven't checked out that site (I will this evening) but I usuall