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    In addition to large brewers like Sierra Nevada and New Belgium, there are a ton of microbrewsÖ too many to list from memory.

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    there are a ton of microbrews
    Right! It's fairly easy to BREW some kind of beer. But it's hard to find the right malt an yeast (very important).

    And if you can't afford a container for the fermentation process that can't be cooled close to the freezing point (expensive!) then you are limited to some form of ale.

    I go with whatever tastes good to me...NO ALE, though. Except Hefeweizen!
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    Quote Originally Posted by guenner View Post
    Right! It's fairly easy to BREW some kind of beer. But it's hard to find the right malt an yeast (very important).

    And if you can't afford a container for the fermentation process that can't be cooled close to the freezing point (expensive!) then you are limited to some form of ale.

    I go with whatever tastes good to me...NO ALE, though. Except Hefeweizen!
    Top fermented, bottom fermented, it's all good.

    Why no ales? I like ales. I'm pretty over super heavily hopped IPAs, though. Good Lord. 80 IBUs?
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    At least the trend of going for the highest IBU's possible is over and done with. I'm more an ale guy than lager guy but there are good lagers out there. I agree for some reason Kolsch is getting trendy these days and it's a tough style to do well. The local results have been a bit mixed as far as quality goes.
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    My pet peeve is micro breweries who over hop IPAs to cover up poor brewing. I like IPA beer that has flavor other than hops. St.

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    Quote Originally Posted by STEVENRANKIN View Post
    My pet peeve is micro breweries who over hop IPAs to cover up poor brewing. I like IPA beer that has flavor other than hops. St.
    Seriously! For a while Heady Topper was all the rage in Vermont. One sip was all I needed. The rest went down the drain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by guenner View Post
    Right! It's fairly easy to BREW some kind of beer. But it's hard to find the right malt an yeast (very important).

    And if you can't afford a container for the fermentation process that can't be cooled close to the freezing point (expensive!) then you are limited to some form of ale.

    I go with whatever tastes good to me...NO ALE, though. Except Hefeweizen!
    I'll take a nice ale any day over a bland lager. There are some decent lagers around, but not too many that really impress me as being interesting or unique.

    Quote Originally Posted by skibum69 View Post
    At least the trend of going for the highest IBU's possible is over and done with. I'm more an ale guy than lager guy but there are good lagers out there. I agree for some reason Kolsch is getting trendy these days and it's a tough style to do well. The local results have been a bit mixed as far as quality goes.
    Quote Originally Posted by STEVENRANKIN View Post
    My pet peeve is micro breweries who over hop IPAs to cover up poor brewing. I like IPA beer that has flavor other than hops. St.
    I agree, the "let's see how much hops we can cram into a brew" trend was getting ridiculous. I like a decent hoppy IPA, but too many were just over the top for the sake of a high IBU number.

    We have a multitude of microbrews around here, many of them producing some pretty decent brews. Hard to pick a favourite.
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    I don't really have a favorite, but I've really started to enjoy some of the microbrew ambers around here.
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    I love Heady Topper! Back in the day getting it fresh was amazing!
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    Iím seeing a Dortmunder style in the local grocery store. Been a while since Iíve had one. Been drinking Kolsch and a local Octoberfest style lately, before itís winter.

    Any good Octoberfest your way? The Almanac one is decent.
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    Off to judge in the Canada Beer Cup next week. This is the competition run by the brewers association.
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    I will drink what you are buying

    LOL, I love it! For years my cousin had a fridge in his garage full of beer free for the taking with the understanding each person at some time would replenish. One day he opened the door to find a bunch of cheap mouthwash instead of beer filling the fridge. Turns out one of his "friends" was drinking the good stuff and replacing it with mouthwash. That stopped when he got caught.

    The other story is about a cousin who owned a dairy, milk, beer store who really didn't spend much time keeping track of the day to day operations. "I am the owner, I hire people to do that". One day, he was gone on vacation and left the store in the hands of his manager. The beer distributor showed up with his truck and promptly emptied it of all the mouthwash he could not sell at another store. In all honesty, the manager of my cousin's store only had the oder to let him stock and give him the check. When cousin got back to the store and found it full of mouthwash he had paid for and would unlikely sell, he went nuts. My other cousin and I laughed and told him, if it was that important maybe you should have been here to take care of it. Sadly the store didn't last.

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    Does Bud Light count???...




    I like Guinness when it is fresh and we have an Irish pub that gets is straight from the source. No clue how, but they do. You do pay for it however...
    Hefeweisen is also good specially in the German joint we have here with weiswurst and sauerkraut...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RIDERR1150GSADV View Post
    Does Bud Light count???...




    I like Guinness when it is fresh and we have an Irish pub that gets is straight from the source. No clue how, but they do. You do pay for it however...
    Hefeweisen is also good specially in the German joint we have here with weiswurst and sauerkraut...

    Cheap beer has its place. Hot days? Not Guinness weather, thatís for sure. Iíll take a nice cold, crisp American lager for that. Fall weather and a nice stew? Thatís Guinness time.

    The nitrogen charged Guinness cans are pretty terrific.
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