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Beer & Brewing

By GreaterNYCDudeIsLookingForAJob follow GreaterNYCDudeIsLookingForAJob   2020 Dec 1, 6:45am 227 views   29 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share    

In an attempt to get of politics what's your favorite beers these days? Any brewers out there?

For me I'm all over the map, from IPAs to largers and even the occasional sour, but right now my #1 has to be Troegs Mad Elf since its a sure sign that the holidays are approaching.


I do a bit of home brewing on the side and one of my better brews (based in feedback from others) is a chocolate cherry stout. Im overdue to make a new batch for this holidy season.

Craziest beer I tried to make was a peach / mint brew earlier this year that frankly showed surprising promise, to the point that I'd probably make it again next spring

Call me an anti purist, but most of my more creative concoctions have had some sort of fruit in them. I like playing around in the kitchen seeing what crazy flavor profiles I can come up with. Some have been good, others not so much. My attempt at an apple pie larger last year was underwhelming.

How about you all?
1   Onvacation   ignore (5)   2020 Dec 1, 6:54am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Five Sons https://www.fivesunsbrewing.com/ our local microbrewery makes a really good porter called Granger.

I like good stouts and porters but I also like a good Mexican lager like Pacifico which we call "Mazatlan koolaid ".
2   FuckCCP89   ignore (5)   2020 Dec 1, 7:51am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

GreaterNYCDudeIsLookingForAJob says
Call me an anti purist, but most of my more creative concoctions have had some sort of fruit in them.

You must be of Belgian descent.
3   GreaterNYCDudeIsLookingForAJob   ignore (0)   2020 Dec 1, 8:45am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

FuckCCP89 says
You must be of Belgian descent

Not that I know of but I do appreciate some of those strong Belgian style beers. Something malty and robust with a solid punch behind it.
4   Patrick   ignore (1)   2020 Dec 1, 8:49am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

I ran across this Hazy Little Thing IPA in Trader Joe's and love it:

5   Rb6d   ignore (0)   2020 Dec 1, 9:06am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Rochefort Belgian beers


Rochefort 8 is the best.
6   theoakman   ignore (0)   2020 Dec 1, 11:54am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

All summer long, I made a small brew from leftover pineapple rinds, ginger, and mexican brown sugar cane. It was phenomenal. I would get 6 bottles from food scraps essentially.
7   socal2   ignore (1)   2020 Dec 1, 12:06pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Lots of great breweries in San Diego County.

Just got a 6 pack of this double IPA which has a 9.4 ABV.

8   GreaterNYCDudeIsLookingForAJob   ignore (0)   2020 Dec 1, 1:36pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

We have Stone out here on the east coast... they opened a second brewery down in Richmond, VA I think it was last year. I've had their enjoy by 4/20... Ill have to seek this 1/1/21 one out for the holidays.

As for the Rochefort my local dive bar used to have the Rochefort 10 in bottles... owner bought it based on a friend's recommendation. I think I was the only one who ever orderd it. An $11 Belgian didn't move quickly amongst a room full of $3 domestic drinkers.

Man now I'm thirsty.
9   GreaterNYCDudeIsLookingForAJob   ignore (0)   2021 Jan 12, 5:59pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

So back in Feb. I brewed a small batch (3 gal) of peach-mint beer as a joke. It was surprisingly refreshing and was a good spring beer. Light, crisp and surprisingly drinkable.

My daughter just told me I have to make a new batch...

Challenge accepted.
10   richwicks   ignore (4)   2021 Jan 12, 6:09pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

GreaterNYCDudeIsLookingForAJob says
In an attempt to get of politics what's your favorite beers these days?

I tend to like the ones with alcohol.
11   Tenpoundbass   ignore (16)   2021 Jan 12, 6:12pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Good Lord, the swill that comes in brightly colored cans these days.
IPA is a joke, who in their right mind would intentionally drink that stuff?
And it's not as bad as the Sour beers, and Seltzer beers.

Thank God, my daughters at least know I drink real beer, and brink me a four banger of Sammy Smith Oatmeal Lager Stout, a 12'ver of Shiner Bock and Couple sixers of Anchor Steam beer, when they make a trip to Total Wine and Spirits to buy the swill I mentioned above.

They don't even drink the stuff, then it sits in the fridge, and end up being the "well there might be a few beers in the fridge in the house..." when we run out of beer, during a late night jam session out in the Studio Shed. There ought to be a law! That stuff is terrible, swig swig swig.
12   Fortwaynemobile   ignore (3)   2021 Jan 12, 6:13pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Alegash white

Like wheat beers
13   RC2006   ignore (2)   2021 Jan 12, 6:14pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

This has been one of my favorites that I first had in my 20s.
14   Shaman   ignore (2)   2021 Jan 12, 6:28pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

I used to brew. Haven’t done it it a few years since I stopped most drinking except for rare social occasions when I have one or two drinks.
Some of my creations came out absolutely great though. I was best with Ambers, although a holiday spiced version turned out pretty good too.
15   Tenpoundbass   ignore (16)   2021 Jan 12, 6:57pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Fortwaynemobile says
Like wheat beers

Wheat beers Duvel included, just taste off to me. Like some liquid that was left out over night and went rancid. Like iced tea in a crummy diner. Brewed about 3 to 5pm, and left out in the kitchen until the next day, before it was diluted and put in a pitcher.
16   steverbeaver   ignore (1)   2021 Jan 12, 7:12pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Oh yeah luv me some beer. Brewed many batches so far, got into it from being poor in college. I tend to wing it now based on what's available and strikes my fancy- all grain or hybrid mostly. Preference is for West Coast styles- big big big! Though I do appreciate all styles done well. As for fruit one time I did a Persimmon Brown Holiday IPA. That was pretty damn good. The Persimmon flavor showed through, I guess that particular sugar did not ferment.
17   richwicks   ignore (4)   2021 Jan 12, 7:28pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Seriously, my favorite beer I think was Hakim Stout.


It was imported from Ethiopia. My Ethiopian friend told me they had a license with Guinness but it precluded them from legally exporting it although the restaurant I got it from, illegally imported it. Unfortunately, I think Harar is out of business :(

That's my snobbiest beer. Tonight I'm drinking:

There are few beers I don't like.
18   richwicks   ignore (4)   2021 Jan 12, 7:37pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Fortwaynemobile says
Alegash white

Like wheat beers

Have you ever had Caffrey's Irish Ale? I lived in Boston for 6 months, it's a nitro ale. I used to really like that, but I think Boston was a test market, and I never saw it again. I wouldn't (previously) think nitro versus CO2 would make that much of a difference, but it was an entirely smooth ale. Smithwicks is the closest thing I've had to it since.
19   Onvacation   ignore (5)   2021 Jan 12, 7:40pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Toasting Y'all with my Fat Tire.

To peace, health, and freedom!
20   Onvacation   ignore (5)   2021 Jan 12, 7:57pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Tenpoundbass says
a 12'ver of Shiner Bock

Have you tried Shiner Dark?

Ran across some in a liquor store on the way through Kansas on a road trip to Maine last Summer. Tasty! I regretted only buying one six pack. It's probably available locally but there are so many good beers out there that I am too lazy to find it.
21   NuttBoxer   ignore (2)   2021 Jan 12, 7:58pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Anything from California Wild Ales, awesome local sours!
22   Onvacation   ignore (5)   2021 Jan 12, 8:02pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Tenpoundbass says

They don't even drink the stuff, then it sits in the fridge,

I had 3 of a 4 pack of "Zima" in the back of my fridge for several years in the early '90s.

Some alcoholic friends finally drank them.
23   Onvacation   ignore (5)   2021 Jan 12, 8:03pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Fortwaynemobile says
Alegash white

Aren't you a fugitive from justice?
24   Onvacation   ignore (5)   2021 Jan 12, 8:08pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Switched over to an Orangeboom Lager. A toast to


Two beers is generally my limit. After that I tend to get silly and sentimental.
25   Onvacation   ignore (5)   2021 Jan 12, 8:10pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Most of my beer comes from Trader Joes or Costco.

"I used to be a connoisseur, now I am just a sewer".
NoName Bum
26   ThatGuy   ignore (0)   2021 Jan 12, 8:23pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Franziskaner is the greatest beer ever brewed.

27   steverbeaver   ignore (1)   2021 Jan 12, 8:23pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

So, back to some decent commercial fruit beers. Here are some recent ones I approve of that I can remember at the moment
-Two Pitchers Nordic Jam
-Samuel Smith Strawberry Ale
-Sam Adams Cherry Wheat
-Bud Light citrus (all are good)
-(can't remember name) Double Raspberry Marshmallow Shake
28   PeopleUnited   ignore (1)   2021 Jan 12, 8:29pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Love a good Belgian.
29   CBOEtrader   ignore (6)   2021 Jan 12, 10:30pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      


This Ukrainian white beer called "white lion" is my all time favorite. I was only able to find it in a tiny Ukrainian deli in Chicago. Haven't had it in years

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