Discussion in 'Tailgating, Cooking, Intoxicology' started by Erick, Jul 28, 2009.
Fantastic beer bottled on southwest, OK.
My beer preferences usually go with the seasons. For instance right now very heavy on the Heffe's. It would probably just be easier to say which styles I prefer.
1. Marzen- One of my fav's in this is Sam Adams Oktoberfest. But there are a ton of really good ones.
2, Heffe- Hoeggarden, Not sure it is a Heffe per say but I really do enjoy Leinenkugels Summer Shandy
3. Lagers- More specifically Dark Lagers like SA's Black Lager, or Winter Lager.
4. Dark Beers- Some of my favorites are Moose Drool (I prefer this to Fat Tire, which seems a little to light for my taste) Newcastle, Left Hand Blackjack Porter, Just about any of the Sam Adams Holiday pack stuff last year. Basically dark stuff that didn't really fit any of the other categories.
5. Not dark but not light- Harp, Leinenkugels Honey Weiss. and a small handfull of some fruitish beers like Blackberry Weissbeer.
As you can tell I am a huge fan of Sam Adams, their variety and quality is hard to beat IMO. Also that list isn't really in order, as I said my preferences go with the seasons, I don't like darker beers during the summer etc.
I had a widmer bros ipa the other day. It wasn't the "shaddock" though. Can't remember what it was though. Thanks for the tip I'll keep my eye out for it
shaddock is the one they have on rotation right now. (think they have it on tap now at college bar) widmer also has the x-114, the o'ryely and the spiced ipa. as for non - rotation, they have a black ipa and an imperial ipa. the only one of those i havent tried is the spiced ipa. all the others are very good. shaddock is actually the same brew as the x114 but is brewed with grapefruit peels.
It was the oryely that I had. Btw..yesterday was national IPA day
I'm sure it's okay if you celebrate today
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Is it a coyinkeydink that the same week my wife and son leave for vacation that Sam's Oktoberfest comes out? I call it fate, sweet delicious fate.
I went to the Sam brewery in Boston last weekend. We were the first tour group to get to sample Oktoberfest. It was sweet... sweet nectar.
I had some of Brekenridge Brewery's Well Built ESB (an ESB aged in Stranahan CO Whiskey barrels). Last night. Very good and well timed as I am trying to get into and educated on Whiskey/Bourbon.
But definitely a special occasion beer. Not a session beer, a little too sweet to put back two or three 750 cork and caged bottles.
I had some DR12 by Saint Arnold last night, if you get a chance you should snag some. It is great "old ale" that was great out of the cask, but I imagine it will age very well. Those Divine Reserve releases used to be insane in Houston, people would call in sick to hunt it all day. Now that we live further North it is a little easier to locate it.
I've been drinking this nearly every single day since June 22 and I won't stop until it's all gone from the liquor stores.
That is a great "breakfast beer." If i was up in the hellatial OK heat I would be fighting you for the last bottles. It is hard to beat an ice cold Redbird on a hot day.
Agreed. I was in Fort Worth last weekend and once I kicked a small hangover on Saturday morning, I reached for a Redbird. Hands down the best summer beer.
Hit up the Harpoon brewery the next time you go back. I speant summer of '09 up there and couldn't get enough of that stuff.
Was just going to say I was able to get some out of the cask Saturday night down in Houston. The pub went through their keg in one day and didn't expect the cask to last the night.
Just a friendly reminder for all OP people in the beer thread.. Don't forget your freezer beer. I just saw this commerical and it's pretty much based on a part of my life.
Good Octoberfest beer for the upcoming season. Live Oak Oaktoberfest out of Austin. Only downfall is it only comes in kegs.
Two weeks folks! Beer and football! I think I'll get some Paulaner for the first game....what is everyone else's choice?
Not sure that I'd say it's my "favorite beer", but I had one called Downtown Brown from the Lost Coast Brewery a few days ago and it was fantastic if you like brown ales.
Reminded me a lot of Newcastle, but a little more of a coffee flavor to it. Not quite as heavy either, and hardly any head. Still really good though.
Thanks for the heads-up on this one. Outstanding!
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