Beer Recommendation Thread

Discussion in 'Lifestyle, Health, Fitness & Food' started by Grand Moff Tim, Oct 16, 2010.

  1. cwhitey2

    cwhitey2 BlackendCrust Metal™

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    So this isn't a recommendation, but a request for one. Any IPA fans tried this?

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    I can recommend their standard IPA, but passed this one over recently as I was already loaded down with too much other beer (and it was like $5 for one 12oz bottle). Tell me I'm missing out and I'll make the trip.
     
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    What are some of everyone's favorite locally brewed New York beers?
     
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    Just having my first bottle of Wychwood's Ginger Beard and it's insanely good. Obviously it's ginger beer but what I really like is that it is very sweet, almost like candy but still has that fiery, burning ginger taste. Definitely recommending it if you're a fan of (sweet) ginger beer.

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    If there is any British people here, can you tell me how much this would cost in a store? I'm curious because I had to pay over 5 euros for one bottle and there's no way these can be that expensive in the UK.
     
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    Solodini MORE RESTS!

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    Most Wychwood stuff is pretty standard price: around £2-3.50
     
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    Well, that's definitely more reasonable than our prices. I heard that sometimes they're even on sale so you could get Hobgoblin for £1. :yum:
     
  7. synrgy

    synrgy Ya ya ya I am Lorde

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    I've come such a long way since my last post in this thread.. :lol:

    Anyway, I'm on a serious Schwarzbier kick, right now. This stuff from one of our local breweries is my current favorite of all favorites:

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    Well, that's not counting this extremely limited "belgian style chocolate porter" brew from Ommegang, anyway:

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    What I've learned over the last couple of years is that I'm just not a fan of really hoppy beers, but if it's really malty and/or has heavy notes of coffee and/or chocolate, I'm in like Flint! :yesway:
     
  8. Grand Moff Tim

    Grand Moff Tim Some call me... Tim

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    Me too, but in the opposite direction . I was diagnosed with gout and my doctor recommends giving up beer entirely, forever. Cruel fate, for the person who started this thread :lol:.
     
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    Mordacain 1-watt brigadier

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    Good lord that's horrible. I'm so sorry.
     
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    That's going to be a hard compliance. I'm having a Boston lagar in your honor right now.
    Hard to feel sorry knowing that you are surrounded by hot little Asian sugar dolls lol. Well I guess do feel sorry for myself though.
     
  11. Grand Moff Tim

    Grand Moff Tim Some call me... Tim

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    I haven't had a beer since being diagnosed in April. Luckily, Korean beer is terrible, and good imported stuff is insanely expensive, so it's easy to avoid. I don't have to give up alcohol entirely, so I can still have a drink or two every now and then, but I'm supposed to stick to the clear alcohols. Something about the yeast and/or enzymes in beer makes it particularly bad for gout sufferers, so when I really need to have a drink now, I've gotta kick back with a gin & tonic or something.

    More annoying is that I'm supposed to avoid meat, too...
     
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    UUUUUUUUHHHHHHHHHHHGGGGGGGGGGGG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    synrgy Ya ya ya I am Lorde

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    Dagger! I'm sorry for your troubles, Tim!!
     
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    Any fans of the Kernel brewery?
     
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    Since I can no longer edit, here's a new post to say that I finally picked this up. It is definitely as badass as the name implies. Worth a try if you like IPA's. Hell, even if you don't you might still like it. Very flavorful, much more than just "ZOMG HOPS!" Get one, now.

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    Terrapin - Monk's Revenge. My wife grabbed this by accident instead of some pumpkin beer, and it was definitely a happy accident (for me!). At 9.6% alcohol, this should be getting to the point of tasting the alcohol a bit too much, but it holds together well. It definitely tastes as advertised - sort of a "smooth" IPA, if that makes any sense. Very surprised at how drinkable it was.
     
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    leinenkugels summer shandy is out of season, and they've stopped selling them. i'm a little upset. :'/
     
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    If you like the summer shandy, give the Shocktop Lemon Shandy a whirl. Not the same, obviously, but ticks a lot of the same boxes for me.
     
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    Am I weird that every single IPA I've ever tried has made me want to pull my own tongue out? I understand that beer in itself is an acquired taste for most, but I REALLY can't get into IPA's. They all taste like a wet magnolia to me.
     
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    This is all I've been drinking lately:
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  20. liamh

    liamh Geek-chic

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    Yes!
    I've had both their Export stout and their export India Porter, and they were both amazing.
     

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