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What Beers Did You Drink Today? Or Yesterday? (Part 1)


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#1 Susan in FL

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Posted 23 April 2005 - 10:13 AM

I'll go first. Yesterday I drank Corona during happy hours, and later a Rogue Shakespeare Stout.
The former: Always good and thirst-quenching in the Florida heat. Let the sun shine....
The latter: Mmmm... :wub:
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#2 petite tête de chou

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Posted 23 April 2005 - 10:39 AM

Last night we had cheeseburgers, chips and potato salad, definitely beer food!
We had Michelob lager and Alaskan summer ale. Yum.
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Posted 23 April 2005 - 11:41 AM

It was a blistering 50 degrees up here in Maine so we had Coronas with lime to cool off.:cool:
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Posted 23 April 2005 - 11:49 AM

The progression last night was...

Otter Creek Copper Ale (a darn solid version of a German Altbier)
Samuel Smith's India Ale
Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout (another thread put that idea into my head)

And... my first experience with Ommegang's Three Philosophers. Holy cow- that beer is freaking good! It is a Belgian style Quadruple (Strong Abbey Style) blended with cherry lambic. A positively superb beer in every way!
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Posted 23 April 2005 - 11:53 AM

Bud Light... I'm going to hang my head in shame...
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#6 Susan in FL

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Posted 23 April 2005 - 12:11 PM

This is fun.
Petite tête de chou, Alaskan summer ale as in Alaskan Brewing Company, as in who makes Alaskan Smoked Porter?! Oh my what I would give...
JohnnyD, I am glad to hear you are keeping cool in the sweltering heat.
TongoRad, you know how to choose a line-up! Thanks for describing the Three Philosphers; I like Ommegang beers, but that's a new one on me.
Jsolomon, stand proud. Do not hang your head in shame! Well, not for long, anyway. :biggrin: Really I am interested in -- or perhaps nosey about -- what everybody's drinking, so I hope nobody will hold back!
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Posted 23 April 2005 - 02:29 PM

At the moment, drinking a Becks Dark while I'm smoking a pork butt. Que & beer are inseparatable.

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Posted 23 April 2005 - 03:13 PM

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Here's what I've been drinking from the basement brewery.

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Posted 23 April 2005 - 03:20 PM

Bud Light... I'm going to hang my head in shame...

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I drink Bud Light and Miller light most of the time. I like to think of the calories I am saving!! And I don't mind it - although sometimes I toss a lime in to kill the watery flavor.
My boyfriend drank some Bridgeport IPA last night while I had my Millet Light

#10 BrentKulman

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Posted 23 April 2005 - 04:30 PM

I was at the annual Charlotte homebrew competition today, so I drank just about everything under the sun. My three favorites today:

Irish Red
Foreign Extra Stout
Imperial IPA

Susan - A Corona???????????? How can you drink that and a Shakespeare Stout?

I should also mention that a few days ago, I went to an Avery beer tasting. My favorites there were The Reverend and The Maharaja.

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Posted 23 April 2005 - 05:03 PM

yesterday:
Lancaster Hop Hog IPA - pretty good;
Weyerbacher Hops Infusion (IPA) - decent but where're those hops?

today:
Stoudts Double IPA - outstanding;
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale - classic;

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Posted 23 April 2005 - 05:17 PM

Two Dos Equis Amber with Mexican food.

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Posted 23 April 2005 - 06:30 PM

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#14 Susan in FL

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Posted 23 April 2005 - 06:31 PM

Que & beer are inseparatable.

I'll say! One of the best beer & foods together of all time.


...although sometimes I toss a lime in to kill the watery flavor.

I always have lime in my 'Ronas.


Susan -  A Corona???????????? How can you drink that and a Shakespeare Stout?

Well it's not like I drank them at the same time!!! :blush: :laugh:

Thanks for the mention of the homebrew competition and the Avery beer tasting.


yesterday:
Lancaster Hop Hog IPA - pretty good;
Weyerbacher Hops Infusion (IPA) - decent but where're those hops?

today:
Stoudts Double IPA - outstanding;
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale - classic;

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Hi, Helena! Wow, you were serious when we spoke about your development of a taste for beer... Way to go. I am happy if I contributed at all to your becoming a hophead. I hope you'll post about any particularly good food & beer matches you have discovered.
What you said about SNPA, well put. It is a great classic, and readily available. Even here in FL.


Two Dos Equis Amber with Mexican food.

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Mmmm... I especially like Dos Equis when on tap in Mexican restaurants. I'm not sure what the two are called, but when there is a choice of the lighter or darker, I like the darker. Do you have a preference?
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#15 Susan in FL

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Posted 23 April 2005 - 06:32 PM

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Here's what I've been drinking from the basement brewery.

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Like I was saying, see you next week.
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Posted 23 April 2005 - 06:45 PM

TongoRad, you know how to choose a line-up!  Thanks for describing the Three Philosphers; I like Ommegang beers, but that's a new one on me.

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Thanks, Susan. It was a total impulse purchase- when I heard the shopkeeper describe it I just had to give it a shot. I have three more left- I will endeavor to take notes one of the next times and post more detailed impressions.

I think this thread is a great idea- a lot of times I'll drink something interesting but be reluctant to start a whole new thread about it, but this way there can be a place for all of those quick recommendations.

Plus, it's interesting to see what people are drinking. And- you Pacific Northwest people have totally got me jealous- Alaskan, Bridgeport, etc. -you folks have got it good!
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#17 Susan in FL

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Posted 23 April 2005 - 06:47 PM

P.S. nr706, love your labels.
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#18 martha

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Posted 23 April 2005 - 07:35 PM

Lat night--two Racer 5's and a few Stone Pale Ales. Tonight--low cal miller lite.
i believe the lighter dos equis is lager, the dark amber. I always remember i like the one in the green bottle. Lager i believe. both are quite good w/mexican food, esp on draft. I also like bohemia.

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Posted 23 April 2005 - 07:43 PM

Tonight with our dinner's first course we had River Horse Hop Hazard. With that name, it has to be good. Right now, I am snacking on popcorn and Anderson Valley Hop Ottin' IPA.
This prompted me to search for previous threads about IPAs and I found this topic, started almost two years ago. Mention was made that it makes sense to try and discuss beers by type. I agree, but I must say, I am really enjoying discussing beer in any way. Thanks to everybody for jumping in on this.

I think this thread is a great idea- a lot of times I'll drink something interesting but be reluctant to start a whole new thread about it, but this way there can be a place for all of those quick recommendations.

Plus, it's interesting to see what people are drinking. And- you Pacific Northwest people have totally got me jealous- Alaskan, Bridgeport, etc. -you folks have got it good!

I'm glad you are enjoying this, too. I like a place for all the quick recommendations, also. I do look forward to your tasting notes on the Three Philosophers and any other tasting notes as well.
And, ditto on your comment to the Pacific Northwesterners!
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#20 Susan in FL

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Posted 23 April 2005 - 07:48 PM

Thanks, Martha, for the clarification about the shades of Dos Equis. :biggrin:
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Posted 23 April 2005 - 09:16 PM

Last n ight it was smoked turkey wraps and Yards Philadelphia Pale Ale

During our weekly beerchat on Starchat.net (StarPirch/channels/No Bull Inn), it was a Stegmaier Porter, from Wilkes-Barre, PA, a fine traditional porter , followed by a 1999 Old Dominion Millennium barleywine, a real ass-kicker.

Tonight it was tuna salad over mixed greens in a balsamic vinaigrette with Otter Creek Alpine Ale. Yummy.

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#22 BrentKulman

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Posted 24 April 2005 - 05:09 AM

Lat night--two Racer 5's and a few Stone Pale Ales.  Tonight--low cal miller lite.
i believe the lighter dos equis is lager, the dark amber.  I always remember i like the one in the green bottle.  Lager i believe.  both are quite good w/mexican food, esp on draft.  I also like bohemia.

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Despite its name, Dos Equis Amber is actually a Vienna Lager (as is Negra Modelo), a style that was introduced to Mexico by Austrian immigrants in the late 1800s. It is distinguished by its use of Vienna or Munich malts which should produce a soft malt complexity with enough hop bitterness to produce a balanced, dry finish. Unfortunately, most Mexican breweries use adjuncts (probably corn) to lower their costs/appeal to American mass consumer tastes and this results in less malt complexity than the best examples of the style. One of the better Vienna Lagers is Sam Adams Boston Lager, so you could taste that side by side with a Dos Equis Amber to compare the differences. Sam Adams also used to make a beer that they labeled Vienna Lager but I have never tasted it.

The Dos Equis is the green bottle is also a lager and fits into the American Lager category.

By the way, I love Stone's beers and wish we could get them in NC. Their IPA is a hop monster. I have never tried their Pale Ale but I have a hunch I would really like it. I wish we had the beer selection you have in California.

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Posted 24 April 2005 - 07:05 AM

Otter Creek Copper Ale (a darn solid version of a German Altbier)


Otter Creek makes a "Stovepipe Porter" that is out of this world. I helped a pal with his maple syrup operation some years back. We had a few cases of this while we waited for the sap to boil down to a certain density, then it's drawn off into sterilized jugs.

We had a guitar, a mandolin and a banjo, hearty stews to take the chill away while we stood around in the snow for two straight days and nights, and lots of the "stovepipe". I'll never forget it!
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Posted 24 April 2005 - 07:54 AM

After moving some more crap from my old digs to my new digs last night, I relaxed with a Bud Light that was washing down some Spaghettie alla carbonara.

Afterward, I met some friends at a local pizza pub and chatted over some Hornsby's Hard Cider.
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Posted 24 April 2005 - 08:21 AM

Went to Seattle’s Brewworks to get & drink Lagunitas’ Sirius, a high octane cream ale, very quaffable, dangerousely so at 7.6% abv. It is, BTW, a good example of the possibility of brewing great beer with adjuncts, in this case maize as I understand it. Also had a Snoqualmie Wildcat IPA, a mild 6.6% abv, an amber gold, creamy IPA with subtle hop aroma and a sweetish grainy middle palate backed by firm bitterness and northwest hop flavors. Tonight it will be a Bottleworks IPA, at 8.5%, made by Dick’s Brewing, and a Pyramid Hopotown IPA at 5.2% abv. Soon I’ll try the Rogue Uber Pils and the Hales Mongoose IPA. Looks like I have a hop thing going……..

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Posted 24 April 2005 - 08:22 AM

My mistake, the Hopotown is by Full Sail, not Pyramid. :wacko:

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Posted 24 April 2005 - 09:05 AM

The missus and I had some rare time out together yesterday afternoon, so while we were rambling through the Old Strathcona neighbourhood we stopped into a pseudo-Irish pub for some wetting of the collective whistle. I had a Guinness (what else?), about the only thing I wanted at that point in the day; then I finished my wife's Keith's (a popular IPA from Nova Scotia).

Several hours later, around the neighbours' backyard fire, I enjoyed a Unibroue "Terrible;" a BIG bad-ass abbey-style brew weighing in at a whopping 10.5% alcohol, but with flavour and complexity enough to make it fly. Like many of Unibroue's beers there is bottle fermentation going on, so be careful when you open the champagne-style cork! They anticipate up to eight years' successful bottle aging with this product, if anyone has the patience to cellar 'em...

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#28 helenas

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Posted 24 April 2005 - 09:09 AM

Unibroue's beers are great: thanks for reminding - i'll pick some for dinner tonight.

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Posted 24 April 2005 - 10:27 AM

johnnybird's ususal drink when in poughkeepsie is molson canadian light - least amount of alcohol and, when you weigh in at a whopping 120 lbs. you just have to watch how much you drink or you can get in a lot of trouble.

but, since he was home this weekend and working on my car, it was corona with lime and later, after dinner, with some lovely popped corn a tetley's

right now i'm working on a mcewan's ipa. lovely color, not tooo much of a head and almost hoppy enough to make me happy :rolleyes:
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Posted 24 April 2005 - 10:50 AM

Last night I had an Oak Aged Yeti from Great Divide Brewing. Far too much green wood flavor for my liking. The original non-oaked version is far better.
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