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sufiandy
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Alaskan pumpkin porter, only complaint is its easy to drink so the bottle doesn't last long.

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TQB
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Just tasted a new experiment I kegged a week ago. An attempt to mix a Rochefort 8 and a Kwak. Basically using up leftover malt, a Rochefort yeast, challenger hops and some licorice. I think i did it. 8.5%, but easy drinking. Happy..

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JLD2k3
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Aaah, silly Hokies. Just go to Charlottesville and experience some culture.

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pushharder
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One of the very best I've ever had.

Just drinking my first two ever.

Everything from Bayern is excellent. A brewer you can absolutely trust to deliver excellent beer.

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csulli
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pushharder wrote:
One of the very best I've ever had.

Just drinking my first two ever.

Everything from Bayern is excellent. A brewer you can absolutely trust to deliver excellent beer.

Damn. I wonder if I could buy their stuff anywhere in Tennessee.

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pushharder
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csulli wrote:
pushharder wrote:
One of the very best I've ever had.

Just drinking my first two ever.

Everything from Bayern is excellent. A brewer you can absolutely trust to deliver excellent beer.

Damn. I wonder if I could buy their stuff anywhere in Tennessee.


Never seen their stuff anywhere but the Pac NW.

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pushharder
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csulli wrote:
pushharder wrote:
One of the very best I've ever had.

Just drinking my first two ever.

Everything from Bayern is excellent. A brewer you can absolutely trust to deliver excellent beer.

Damn. I wonder if I could buy their stuff anywhere in Tennessee.


It's 8.4% ABV. I do like high ABV's.

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pushharder
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Best winter beer in all the land.

Bayern Brewing -- Missoula, MT

"Groomer" Winter Marzen Lager

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LoRez
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Just tried Leinenkugel's Dopplebock tonight. It's their Spring Seasonal.

Not entirely true to a dopplebock in style, but I actually think it's better. Pretty good beer.

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pushharder
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Paddlefish Stout

Beaver Creek Brewery, Wibaux, MT

Very, very, good, rich, thick stout.

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jasmincar
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I enjoy stout beers, my favorites are now oatmeal stouts with not too much added coffee or cocoa. I'll be making some when schools stop. Anyone brew their beer here? Any good results with this kind of style?

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Lebanese "craft" beer 961. Tastes like cat's piss with a healthy dose of propaganda on the bottle:

Born during the July 2006 siege on Lebanon...

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pushharder
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Just sampled an oyster stout: Upside Oyster Stout outta Portland, OR. Made with real whole oysters.

Not bad at all. No distinct oyster taste.

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LoRez
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pushharder wrote:
Just sampled an oyster stout: Upside Oyster Stout outta Portland, OR. Made with real whole oysters.

Not bad at all. No distinct oyster taste.

They make a few of those around here. Some definitely more "oystery" than others.

As far as oysters, if you get a chance to try some fresh, the Willapa Bay Kumamoto and Netarts Bay oysters are pretty good.

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GhorigTheBeefy
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jasmincar wrote:
I enjoy stout beers, my favorites are now oatmeal stouts with not too much added coffee or cocoa. I'll be making some when schools stop. Anyone brew their beer here? Any good results with this kind of style?


Yes and yes. What would you like to know my child?

http://homebrewtalk.com/

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/...ead.php?t=31494

That thread has a ton of good award winning recipes. The forum is full of people with experience and wisdom to share. Basically, when I want to try making a new style of beer I just pull up an award winner in that style. Then you get to enjoy drinking it in about 6-12 weeks.

I've got a killer chocolate coffee stout recipe. If you want I can try and locate it. The only problem with this beer is that it doesn't get really really really good until about the 6 month mark. A lot of heavy and complex beers really need a few more months in the bottle to kind of clean up and mellow out. I drank a bottle of it on New Years and I think that batch was a little over a year old. Brought a tear to my eye it was so good.

Imagine the feeling of biting into a big juicy steak and eating your favorite dessert. Now combine those feelings and that's the drinking experience I had. Plus it was over 11% abv and you don't taste it at all.

There's also tons of oatmeal and milk stouts out there on the web. I feel like I need to give you a warning though. Brewing beer is VERY ADDICTIVE!!! It's a pretty cheap hobby and you'll end up making much better beer than you can buy. The problem I have is that I just don't drink that often.

So if I make 5 gallons of beer that'll be around for about a year or so. I end up giving most of my beer away. It's a great time to brew some beer outside with some friends when it starts getting cool. Drinking beer, grillin food, huddled around the propane burner. Nothing quite like drinking home brew while making home brew.

Fuck now I want to brew.

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pushharder
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Motherlode Barley Wine from Last Frontier Brewing is some very good stuff. Then again I like barley wines. This one, like many, has a very high ABV of over 12%. Will smack you upside the head if you drink it on an empty stomach, especially.

How many of you like barley wines?

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GhorigTheBeefy
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pushharder wrote:
Motherlode Barley Wine from Last Frontier Brewing is some very good stuff. Then again I like barley wines. This one, like many, has a very high ABV of over 12%. Will smack you upside the head if you drink it on an empty stomach, especially.

How many of you like barley wines?



I like barley wines and other big beers. I have found though that the bigger the beer the more extreme the like/dislike. It's rare to find a big beer that is just "ok". Generally, you'll either love it or hate it. To me if a barley wine actually tastes like wine, I'm not going to like it. However, if it tastes like beer or beer with a slightly hard alcohol finish, then I should like it just fine.

Some beer drinking advice. If you are drinking a beer and it just tastes awful, try eating some bread and try the beer again. You'd be surprised how much what you just ate can change the taste. Especially if you just brushed or your teeth or had gum.

It's not a barley wine but I always recommend Tank 7 from boulevard brewing company. It may or may not be available where you live and it can be a bit pricey outside of middle of the US. It's high ABV Belgium farm ale/saison. It's just delightful.

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jasmincar
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GhorigTheBeefy wrote:
jasmincar wrote:
I enjoy stout beers, my favorites are now oatmeal stouts with not too much added coffee or cocoa. I'll be making some when schools stop. Anyone brew their beer here? Any good results with this kind of style?


Yes and yes. What would you like to know my child?

http://homebrewtalk.com/

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/...ead.php?t=31494

That thread has a ton of good award winning recipes. The forum is full of people with experience and wisdom to share. Basically, when I want to try making a new style of beer I just pull up an award winner in that style. Then you get to enjoy drinking it in about 6-12 weeks.

I've got a killer chocolate coffee stout recipe. If you want I can try and locate it. The only problem with this beer is that it doesn't get really really really good until about the 6 month mark. A lot of heavy and complex beers really need a few more months in the bottle to kind of clean up and mellow out. I drank a bottle of it on New Years and I think that batch was a little over a year old. Brought a tear to my eye it was so good.

Imagine the feeling of biting into a big juicy steak and eating your favorite dessert. Now combine those feelings and that's the drinking experience I had. Plus it was over 11% abv and you don't taste it at all.

There's also tons of oatmeal and milk stouts out there on the web. I feel like I need to give you a warning though. Brewing beer is VERY ADDICTIVE!!! It's a pretty cheap hobby and you'll end up making much better beer than you can buy. The problem I have is that I just don't drink that often.

So if I make 5 gallons of beer that'll be around for about a year or so. I end up giving most of my beer away. It's a great time to brew some beer outside with some friends when it starts getting cool. Drinking beer, grillin food, huddled around the propane burner. Nothing quite like drinking home brew while making home brew.

Fuck now I want to brew.


Yeah that post was some time ago, now that beer is bottled up. I also had bunch of problems since it was my first beer.

It's a very big beer, with a little bit more than 15% percent dark grains.It's going to be better to drink this winter, for the taste and because lighter beers are better in the summer.

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LoRez
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I don't know if what's available outside the local area, but some breweries to check out:
- The Commons Brewery. Mostly specializing in various Belgian farmhouse ales: http://www.commonsbrewery.com/
- Pfriem. Their Belgian-style beers are very good, not sure about the rest: http://www.pfriembeer.com/...beer.php#tier-2
- Occidental Brewery. Specializing in a number of German styles: Dunkels, Doppelbocks, Kolsch. They use cans instead of bottles, but it's high quality stuff: http://www.occidentalbrewing.c... I had their dopplebock from a guest tap at another brewery, and it was good enough to seek them out.

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pushharder
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If you get to north Idaho stop in Wallace and have the Mountain Loft Honey Ale by North Idaho Mountain Brewery. One THE best beers I've ever had.

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jasmincar
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So I am drinking right now my first home beer made by a friend that use Brettanomyce yeast and naturally fermented with wild yeast. A lot of people complain on the internet of the horsy and sour taste but no, it's really awesome. So good I have to share it live to the internet. I will be making some one day.

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TQB
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jasmincar wrote:
So I am drinking right now my first home beer made by a friend that use Brettanomyce yeast and naturally fermented with wild yeast. A lot of people complain on the internet of the horsy and sour taste but no, it's really awesome. So good I have to share it live to the internet. I will be making some one day.


When you do, use specific equipment for that brew. Unless you want to brew Brett for the rest of your life...

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