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12-07-2014, 06:19 PM
RE: Your Favorite Beers; Everyday, Top Shelf, & Style.
(12-07-2014 04:04 PM)cjlr Wrote:  
(12-07-2014 02:51 PM)Mathilda Wrote:  Innis & Gunn comes in small bottles although you can also buy a larger bottle for twice the price. Alcohol is about 8% from what I remember. It's unlike any other beer and definitely the best I have ever tasted.

There's nothing else like cask-aged beer, that's why. Mostly scotch casks in their case, but not exclusively (I know they have a rum-aged style). Actually they made a Canada Day special edition for export here a few times... There are a number of Canadian craft beers made the same way - Nickel Brook had a fantastic blend aged in bourbon casks.

I really don't care much for beer, but a friend shared this cask-aged beer with me:
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It is aged in whiskey barrels to give it extra complexity. It's very nice.
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12-07-2014, 06:29 PM
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(12-07-2014 06:08 PM)Dom Wrote:  Small breweries producing unique beers are really thriving in the US these days. Even in my godforsaken area of the country I can find any number of new ones to try at any time. The US used to be the worst place in the world to drink beer, but that is changing rapidly now.

Yes, real beer is available now, rather than the piss water sold by Anheuser Busch.

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13-07-2014, 03:18 AM
RE: Your Favorite Beers; Everyday, Top Shelf, & Style.
(12-07-2014 06:08 PM)Dom Wrote:  Small breweries producing unique beers are really thriving in the US these days. Even in my godforsaken area of the country I can find any number of new ones to try at any time. The US used to be the worst place in the world to drink beer, but that is changing rapidly now.

That's really good to hear. I always wondered why the US was so bereft of decent beer when I went there on holiday in the early noughties. I had my first taste of Budweiser and it was as bad as I had feared. It will be really interesting to see what's created over there in the next couple of decades and if a specific American style develops.
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13-07-2014, 06:13 AM
RE: Your Favorite Beers; Everyday, Top Shelf, & Style.
(13-07-2014 03:18 AM)Mathilda Wrote:  
(12-07-2014 06:08 PM)Dom Wrote:  Small breweries producing unique beers are really thriving in the US these days. Even in my godforsaken area of the country I can find any number of new ones to try at any time. The US used to be the worst place in the world to drink beer, but that is changing rapidly now.

That's really good to hear. I always wondered why the US was so bereft of decent beer when I went there on holiday in the early noughties. I had my first taste of Budweiser and it was as bad as I had feared. It will be really interesting to see what's created over there in the next couple of decades and if a specific American style develops.


Craft beers, micro-breweries, and variety started going big in the U.S. shortly after I stopped drinking. Weeping

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13-07-2014, 06:16 AM
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(13-07-2014 06:13 AM)Chas Wrote:  Craft beers, micro-breweries, and variety started going big in the U.S. shortly after I stopped drinking. Weeping

Maybe you were lucky then. It might have been far harder to stop drinking otherwise!
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13-07-2014, 06:32 AM
RE: Your Favorite Beers; Everyday, Top Shelf, & Style.
(13-07-2014 06:16 AM)Mathilda Wrote:  
(13-07-2014 06:13 AM)Chas Wrote:  Craft beers, micro-breweries, and variety started going big in the U.S. shortly after I stopped drinking. Weeping

Maybe you were lucky then. It might have been far harder to stop drinking otherwise!

Might have been - I really did like a good brew. Yes

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13-07-2014, 07:08 AM
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(13-07-2014 06:32 AM)Chas Wrote:  
(13-07-2014 06:16 AM)Mathilda Wrote:  Maybe you were lucky then. It might have been far harder to stop drinking otherwise!

Might have been - I really did like a good brew. Yes

Actually, I find I drink a lot less of the good stuff, it is satisfying. The crappy beer just never seemed to hit the spot properly. But yeah, it would likely be harder to cut it out all together. For me, it's a treat I give myself. Usually one as a night cap.

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13-07-2014, 06:19 PM
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17-04-2015, 09:24 AM
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Going to try to revive this thread...

I prefer ales to most any other style and also like stouts, but not chocolate ones. I cannot stand IPA's. Too bitter for me.

Everyday beer: New Belgium Fat Tire
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I will also drink Guinnessanytime of the day, week, month or year but I prefer it draft and so I do not usually keep it in the fridge.

Top Shelf Favorite: Chimay Blue
Keep it in a wine fridge so that it doesn't get too cold and it keeps forever. In fact, it just gets better and better with age. Kind of like me!
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Local Favorite: Truck Stop Honey, by Back Forty Beer Co. in Gadsden, AL
"Truck Stop Honey is a medium bodied English brown ale brewed with Alabama Wildflower Honey, roasted malts and fresh hops. The balance of sweet wildflower honey and earthy hop aromas come through in every batch."
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17-04-2015, 07:46 PM
RE: Your Favorite Beers; Everyday, Top Shelf, & Style.
(17-04-2015 09:24 AM)TurkeyBurner Wrote:  Going to try to revive this thread...

I prefer ales to most any other style and also like stouts, but not chocolate ones. I cannot stand IPA's. Too bitter for me.

Everyday beer: New Belgium Fat Tire
[Image: fattire_l.png]

I will also drink Guinnessanytime of the day, week, month or year but I prefer it draft and so I do not usually keep it in the fridge.

Top Shelf Favorite: Chimay Blue
Keep it in a wine fridge so that it doesn't get too cold and it keeps forever. In fact, it just gets better and better with age. Kind of like me!
[Image: photo.jpg?IDR=2454&IDQ=40]

Local Favorite: Truck Stop Honey, by Back Forty Beer Co. in Gadsden, AL
"Truck Stop Honey is a medium bodied English brown ale brewed with Alabama Wildflower Honey, roasted malts and fresh hops. The balance of sweet wildflower honey and earthy hop aromas come through in every batch."
[Image: truck_stop_honey_bottle.png]

That middle one looks intimidating to a guy like me. I would feel like I'd get in trouble for drinking something so fancy looking. Maybe if the cheese wasn't there...

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