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What Beers Did You Drink Today? Or Yesterday? (Part 2)


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Moving away from the locals with Ferran Adria's beer: Estrella Damm Inedit. I found this in maybe the most unlikely place you could think of: the booze section of an outer suburban supermarket. Mostly these booze sections, they sell essentially the same stock as the booze sections of the 100s of others in the chain. I haven't seen this beer anywhere else--altho', granted, I haven't really gone hunting down beer specialists to ask for it. I knew it existed. I didn't make an effort to get it. But hey. Today it was right there and it was on special, rendering it a dollar or so cheaper than a long neck (a large bottle) of a mass produced local, so ... why not?

The label says that Inedit can be paired with ... basically anything. That Adria and his sommeliers wanted a beer--as in just one--that they could match with tricky ingredients like salmon and artichokes and cheese and citrus and 'bitter notes'. And so this beer was born. The label--it says a lot, really--mentions that it's an 'unique coupage of barley malt and wheat with hop, coriander, orange peel, liquorice, yeast and water.'

It's okay. Very much a warm weather beer. Fruity. The wheat comes through nice and strong. Clean finish. If you like hefes I guess you'd enjoy this. I don't think it's amazing but it's nice enough.

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I've never met an animal I didn't enjoy with salt and pepper.

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Harare, Victoria Falls and some places in between

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If you hate yourself that much you should acquire some Cave Creek chilli beer.

I have had it. Instant drain pour. Its like skunky Corona with horrible chili taste.

Had a GI Harvest last night. Not a huge fan of ESBs, but this one wasnt awful.

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Back to the local offerings. Red Duck's Pale Ale. Nice. Be nicer, too, if the weather was warmer. A crisp but not boring pale. Would be nice, I suspect, with some grilled steak and a salad. But perhaps that's wishful thinking on this icy spring evening.

That said, drinking it while taking a hot shower is highly recommended. And this one is from experience.

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Local, local, local. Moo Brew's American Pale Ale. This is heavy and dark and the label just says Moo Brew. And has a sort of ... I guess it's artistic, yeah, picture. Anyway, I figured it was some kind of dark ale. Then I noticed the fine print on the back that said it was an American-style PA. Well. It's interesting enough.

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More local. More Prickly. Their Red Ale. It's okay. I have a couple other Prickly Moses beers loitering around--a Pale Ale, maybe, and something else--but already I'm wondering if there's a bit of a ... theme to their beers.

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Tried two Red Duck beers lately. Some generic-ish ale, which was merely okay, and tonight's one: 'K2', a light ale. Maybe it's the mood I'm in but I really like this.

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Yesterday I had a chance to taste The Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout....made by Wynkoop in Lodo, Denver...they actually use roasted bull testicles in the

brewing process....I was rich, and malty with some ahem "nutty" coffee flavors!...The brewmaster Andy Brown will be puring it at our chefnbrewfestival Nov 15 in denver....

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I drank some lackluster Paulaner Hefe and Oktoberfest on draft at the Wurz-fest at New Braunfels. Some Lindemans Peche and also a Chapeau Kriek today with some Shin Ramyun for a late lunch. Both excellent.

Finished the evening off with several goblets of some of my homebrew 55 ibu IPA. Dangerous having a keg just sitting there...

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I bought Coronado Orange Avenue Wit for my Friday after work beer club. It wasn't horrible, but the best thing anyone had to say about it was that the label matched my shirt.

I gave up on Coronado Brewing long ago - their beers are not especially interesting. I tried a bunch of them a while back at their brewery.

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I gave up on Coronado Brewing long ago - their beers are not especially interesting. I tried a bunch of them a while back at their brewery.

"not especially interesting" sums it up perfectly. But it was within budget (as opposed to Sierra Nevada $75 a slab!) and it was new. It was interesting that a number of smaller brewery or seasonal US beers were in stock. I think you could buy beer retail in California, ship a container to Australia, pay the duties, and still make a profit. I'm wondering if we are seeing the things that aren't selling in N. America.

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