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Old 07-02-2011, 12:55 AM   #1
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The ONLY Beer Thread

So I searchbarred and nothing came up but maybe I suck at searching.

Anyway, a discussion in the Pit showed that a beer thread is necessary. This thread is for discussion and recommendation of all types and brands of beer, discussion and recommendation of visits to breweries, etc.

Please, no ignorant comments like "american beer sux ololooool" although I know those are bound to occur.



Well this hasn't become a smashing success.

I think I'm going to start with some basic beer facts (I'll add more as I feel like it):

There are a few different types of beer:
Ale- a top-fermented kind of beer. Tends to be hoppy and a little bitter. The second most popular type of beer, after lager.
Lambic- fermented with wild yeast. Less consistent than most beers, due to this, but tends to be ridiculously flavorful. Can be sour.
Stout- a dark beer made with roasted malt or barley. Typically much more thick, rich, and flavorful (and therefore less refreshing) than most other beers. The roasting of the malt or barley makes this beer a great complement with earthy flavors like coffee and chocolate, which is why there are many coffee and chocolate stouts.
Lager- a bottom-fermented kind of beer. Has a pale variety known as a pilsner, which is what most light/diet beers are.
Wheat- made with lots of wheat also usually has a lot of malted barley. Usually top-fermented.

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Old 07-02-2011, 12:59 AM   #2
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The Brewery in Fredricksburg, Texas, makes some of the best German/American beer ever. They also have the best chicken fried steak I've ever eaten.

Red ale or however it's spelled is one of their best.
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Old 07-02-2011, 01:01 AM   #3
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Hmm I wonder if they bottle their chicken fried steak (by the way, of course you would like chicken fried steak).

Is it a larger brewery? Would I be able to find it in a good beer store in NY or NJ?
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Old 07-02-2011, 01:02 AM   #4
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i heard that in ireland they call what we in britan call 'magners' bulmers. but this confuses me because bulmers is a different type of cider here. anyone know anything bout this?
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Old 07-02-2011, 01:02 AM   #5
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While it isn't related to your question I've had nothing but good results with Bell's Brewery.

I didn't know about them until we got some of their filters in to clean at the place I worked. Their standards far surpassed even FDA standards for cleanliness. I was extremely impressed about that.

I also really like Thomas Creek, which is right down the road from me. Their Red Ale is great.
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Old 07-02-2011, 01:05 AM   #6
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Old 07-02-2011, 01:08 AM   #7
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YAY now it exists!


Coors light all the way!
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Old 07-02-2011, 01:08 AM   #8
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I've had a Thomas Creek Pilsner, but I don't recall what it was called. Was better than some, worse than others. Not bad, but not great.
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Coors light all the way!




Pfft, Keystone and Natty all the way.
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Old 07-02-2011, 01:09 AM   #10
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Hmm I wonder if they bottle their chicken fried steak (by the way, of course you would like chicken fried steak).

Is it a larger brewery? Would I be able to find it in a good beer store in NY or NJ?


Nah, it's a family owned business in Fredricksburg, you'd have to go there to get some, course, Fredricksburg is a popular tourist destination, the cool thing is, they brew the beer right on the serving floor, cause it doubles as a brewery and a restaurant, and they pull the beer right out of the still.
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HA!

nononono it's all about Malt liquor. Steel Reserve > all
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Nah, it's a family owned business in Fredricksburg, you'd have to go there to get some, course, Fredricksburg is a popular tourist destination, the cool thing is, they brew the beer right on the serving floor, cause it doubles as a brewery and a restaurant, and they pull the beer right out of the still.


That's awesome. They do that at Barrington Brewery also, which is a brewery restaurant in Upstate NY (also pretty awesome). Legit food, and Barrington Brown is amazing.
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HA!

nononono it's all about Malt liquor. Steel Reserve > all


Bitch please, OE > Steel Reserve.

But there's nothing wrong with some nice malt likkah every nah and then! I actually do like OE
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That's awesome. They do that at Barrington Brewery also, which is a brewery restaurant in Upstate NY (also pretty awesome). Legit food, and Barrington Brown is amazing.



Speaking of upstate and brewery/restaurants, when I lived in Syracuse there was a restaurant called the Empire Brewing Company. I was all of about 10 at that time, so I never had the beer, but my dad loved the place. Is it still there, do you know?
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Old 07-02-2011, 01:15 AM   #15
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Yeah, their Aphrodisiac Ale is awesome.
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That's awesome. They do that at Barrington Brewery also, which is a brewery restaurant in Upstate NY (also pretty awesome). Legit food, and Barrington Brown is amazing.


I've always found that brewery restaurants tend to be some of the best restaurants in America. I've never been to a bad one.

Makes me want to travel America just to see them all.
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Sweet. Yea I remember going there and loving the smell of the brewing process, but didn't have any appreciation for beer.

I'll have to check that place out if I ever go back.
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Pfft, Keystone and Natty all the way.


I agree with this man.
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Old 07-02-2011, 01:18 AM   #19
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lol I can't even jokingly like keystone. Everyone at my school drank that piss and I've had enough of it
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While it isn't related to your question I've had nothing but good results with Bell's Brewery.

I didn't know about them until we got some of their filters in to clean at the place I worked. Their standards far surpassed even FDA standards for cleanliness. I was extremely impressed about that.

I also really like Thomas Creek, which is right down the road from me. Their Red Ale is great.


bells was always my favourate whiskey, unfortunately I drank an entire bottle of it at a party and a whole bunch of other stuff and made myself sick. now whenever i smell whiskey i gag :'(
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