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Beer

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Forrest, Nov 18, 2008.

  1. Forrest

    Forrest Really Neat

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    I love winter time for Beer. There are some great seasonals if you are into that sort of thing.

    I try to keep the Sierra Nevada celebration ale stocked this time of year, but there are so many that I try to sample when I can.

    Anyone else into winter beers? Do you have any good local beers that I might not have had before?
     
  2. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    PBR. Neither local nor limited to winter. It can be enjoyed 24/7.
     
  3. Chris

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    OOoohhhhh yeah. 512 brewery pecan porter.
     
  4. Forrest

    Forrest Really Neat

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    :D

    PBR, man that is some nasty stuff. If it wasn't for Blue Velvet I wonder if it would still be brewed.
     
  5. Forrest

    Forrest Really Neat

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    hmm. that sounds interesting. Wish I could try that. (hint, hint)
     
  6. Chris

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    Damn. Forgot. They are so local they don't even bottle.
     
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    Chris New Member

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    Hmmm, looks like Real Ale (another local) bottles their Winter Barleywine Ale. Interested?
     
  8. Forrest

    Forrest Really Neat

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    Chris, yes.
     
  9. Chris

    Chris New Member

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    What happened to my post?
     
  10. Chris

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    Forrest, I will see if I can find it.
     
  11. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    I would love some. Thanks!
     
  12. Forrest

    Forrest Really Neat

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    awesome
     
  13. Einstein

    Einstein Expatriate

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    I think I still have a bottle or two of cranberry lambic left over from last year. Even the dog wouldn't drink it
    Yours if you want it for postage
     
  14. methuselah

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    Beer...nectar of the gods, and i have been a beer afficionado for many moons, kemo sabe.Mind you, i`m not an alcoholic, if i was, i`d go to meetings...i`m just a drunk. Last year when i was in Belgium, a guy was telling me there was in excess of 8oo breweries....schuizer, i thought i had died and gone to heaven....but it turns out they are all small local brewers, every town has it`s boutique [ i like that word] brewer. Some of the beer was quite strong, 14% was the best i had, here in Oz, the land of milk and hunny, the beer is about 4%. I was indeed fortunate to sample belgian, german dutch and singapore beer on my sabbatical.....BUT, beer is beer wherever you go...here in Oz, [the land of milk and hunny] we quaff large quantities of the amber fluid....I think that i shall never hear, a poem as lovely as a beer, of golden base and creamy muff, i sit all day and drink the stuff....trees were made by god i hear, but only man can make a beer.
     
  15. Clark

    Clark Gator Member

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    SweetWater Brews. Check them out. http://www.sweetwaterbrew.com/ MJ will tell you the IPA is hoppy. I haven't found their festival Ale but I have my eyes open.
     
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    The IPA is hoppy. I've not sampled their other offerings. I'll look today for some special beers for tonight. I feel special today.
     
  17. Candace

    Candace Kept Woman Supporting Member

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    I'm very bummed. Elk Grove Brewery, which is walking distance from my house-maybe 6 blocks, closed last month. A new chain-owned brewery opened on the other side of town, the road it's on was closed last year for like 6 mos for a street overhaul and the economy made it go out of business:< It's for sale, so I say forget about people sending you beers, Forrest. Buy it and make your own. Of course, I'll visit. Here you go.

    http://elkgrovebrewery.com/home/brewery/
     
  18. Binky

    Binky Fries anyone?

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    I think that you have to come over here to get some. Good Comfort beer. Lots of substance. It can replace food for dinner. High alcohol content, too.
     
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    You ARE special darlin. Dont let anyone tell you differently.
     
  20. Craig

    Craig megalomaniac

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    I dub thee Poet Laurette of Orchids Interactive???