The Bitchin' Beer Thread [R] ( Vol.2 )

Discussion in 'Food & Travel' started by vilafria, Jul 20, 2008.

  1. fidlerre

    fidlerre Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 10, 2000
    Central Ohio
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    Anyone had this? Evidently it was some special limited release from Guinness back in early May for their 250th anniversary - I just recently heard about it (not sure how I missed out on it) and am having a hell of a time trying to locate some to try it out.
     
  2. Crimson Ace

    Crimson Ace Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 4, 2003
    McKinney, TX
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    We had plenty of it around here for a while. It's nice... and definitely worth a try if you can still find it. Now you have me curious if I can still get it.
     
  3. fidlerre

    fidlerre Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 10, 2000
    Central Ohio
    Finally found some yesterday at a local "hard to find" beer place! I'll be giving it a try this week.
     
  4. Quango

    Quango BigSoccer Supporter

    Jul 25, 2003
    Colorado
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Tried Dogfish Head's Raison d'Etre and Indian Brown Ale this last week based on this thread. Thanks for the recommendation. I liked them both. Is their Midas beer worth $14 for a 4-pack?

    Not sure if you can get this outside of Colorado, but I really like Steamworks's Steam Engine Lager. http://www.steamworksbrewing.com/main/do/Steam_Engine_Lager

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  5. fidlerre

    fidlerre Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 10, 2000
    Central Ohio
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    Picked up some of this on clearance at a local beer place - Belgian Golden Strong Ale - it's rather tasty.
     
  6. Black.White&Red

    Sep 9, 2009
    Club:
    DC United
    Picked up a case of this when I picked up my daughter from summer camp over the weekend before Labor Day at State Liquors in Maryland (just across the border from Delaware).

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    AWESOME!
     
  7. Beerking

    Beerking Member+

    Nov 14, 2000
    Humboldt County
    I agree and you're welcome! :D
     
  8. El Chompiras

    El Chompiras Member+

    Feb 27, 2006
    San Fernando Valley
    Nat'l Team:
    Austria
  9. bigspeakers23

    bigspeakers23 New Member

    Sep 28, 2009
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Did you know that Guinness is actually one of the lightest beers in terms of calories? Despite the fact that it tastes like chocolate milk, it's better than Miller, Fosters, etc.

    I'm still searching for the elusive Guinness Red.

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  10. Quango

    Quango BigSoccer Supporter

    Jul 25, 2003
    Colorado
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Did 2 Brewery tours this weekend up in Fort Collins, CO.

    Started at Odell's Brewery.
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    A short tour of a small but well-known locally brewery. They had beer (6) tasters for $4. My wife and I split their traditional taster and one with some of their special brews. They had a nice strong Imperial Bourbon Stout.

    Moved on to New Belgium Brewery.
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    This may be the tour of all tours. An hour and a half of walking from stop to stop and trying different beers around their facility. Awesome. Our guide poured us beers from their small or special Lips of Faith series. Got at least 5 or 6 different beers. The best of the bunch for me was Transatlantic Kriek, which was a blend of a cherry lambic from Belgium and a lager? made by NB. It was terrific.
     
  11. Sebring98

    Sebring98 Member

    Jun 20, 2002
    Lansdale, PA
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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    Cherries.... Yum.
     
  12. YanksFC

    YanksFC Member

    Feb 3, 2000
    Indianapolis
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Hell yes!
     
  13. voyager

    voyager Member

    Jun 10, 2004
    Frederick, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nothing out of the ordinary but have a 6er of Sam Adams Octoberfest. Good beer to "fall" back on.
     
  14. nicodemus

    nicodemus Member+

    Sep 3, 2001
    Cidade Mágica
    Club:
    PAOK Saloniki
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Tried Kentucky Ale in Lexington this past weekend and rather enjoyed it.

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  15. Minnman

    Minnman Member+

    Feb 11, 2000
    Columbus, OH, USA
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Sort of.

    There are MANY versions of Guinness produced and sold around the planet, and they vary widely in their alcohol/caloric content. The "dark stuff" I'm fond of is, as you say, a pretty mild beer, in terms of alcohol/calories. But when I lived in Kenya, the 250ml bottles of locally contract-brewed Guinness Foreign Extra Stout I'd lug home in my back-pack every week were filled with a much stronger, sweeter beer.

    Wikipedia has a nice run-down:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guinness

    But, yeah, there are few questions more meaningless than those that question one's preference for "dark beer." Duvel has about twice the alcohol as Guinness, but in the glass looks a lot like a pilsner (well, except for that gorgeous, billowy head). Is it 5pm yet?
     
  16. firstshirt

    firstshirt Member+

    Mar 1, 2000
    Ellington, CT / NK, RI
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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    had a few of these in Montreal this past weekend. Highly recomended
     
  17. YanksFC

    YanksFC Member

    Feb 3, 2000
    Indianapolis
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
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    New Glarus Raspberry Tart. Amazing beer.
     
  18. voyager

    voyager Member

    Jun 10, 2004
    Frederick, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Weyerbacher has never let me down....

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  19. Sport Billy

    Sport Billy Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 25, 2006
    Looking forward to a nice weekend

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  20. voyager

    voyager Member

    Jun 10, 2004
    Frederick, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Drooooool....especially the Allagash.

    Hope you remember a little bit of the weekend!
     
  21. YanksFC

    YanksFC Member

    Feb 3, 2000
    Indianapolis
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    That's quite a line-up.
     
  22. Minnman

    Minnman Member+

    Feb 11, 2000
    Columbus, OH, USA
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Had a couple of these on Sunday:

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    Sprecher's not all that well known outside of the Midwest, but that's a shame. Randy Sprecher was in that first wave of American craft brewers (Sprecher dates from 1985), and has consistently produced a wide range of great brews. Their beers hadn't been available in central Ohio, though recently I've seen a couple of stray offerings pop up. Good stuff.
     
  23. El Chompiras

    El Chompiras Member+

    Feb 27, 2006
    San Fernando Valley
    Nat'l Team:
    Austria
    i love russian imperial stouts

    i cant find too many other than Old Rasputin over here, i need to search a little more
     
  24. Sport Billy

    Sport Billy Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 25, 2006

    The Dogfish Punkin is the best pumpkin beer I've ever had. You can actually taste pumpkin - not just pumpkin pie spices.
     
  25. Quango

    Quango BigSoccer Supporter

    Jul 25, 2003
    Colorado
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    I liked it quite a bit as well. I thought it had a nice subtle spiciness that wasn't over the top. I haven't tried any other Punkin ales though.
     

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