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#31 flebbes

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Posted 27 September 2007 - 06:41 PM

Ska Brewery in Durango, CO is my favorite. Pinstripe Red Ale is my old standby. I even took a mixed up 6-pack to Germany to give to nice folks along my travels that doubted the quality of American beer, and I am proud to say that they were all very impressed.

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Posted 28 September 2007 - 06:29 PM

Being from St. Louis, MO, home of the Cardinals and Busch Stadium, of course my favorite beer brewing company just has to be without question or doubt Schlafly. What, you thought I was gonna say AB? ;)
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#33 ShaiHulud

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Posted 29 September 2007 - 10:25 AM

Interesting, I never heard of them but they look like they have some tasty offerings. What's with the muddy website though?
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Posted 29 September 2007 - 11:42 AM

I hadn't noticed the faux dirt on the page before. No clue what they're going for because it's so minor as to appear accidental. My favorite Schlafly beer is their coffee stout. Two of my favorite things in one beverage. What could be better?
Temperance, like chastity, is its own punishment. ~Four Vines "The Peasant"

Ça descend la gorge comme le bébé Jésus en culottes de velours.

You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will live in torment if you do not trust enough. ~Frank Crane

#35 Absomphe

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Posted 29 September 2007 - 03:23 PM

A pre-ban shot sunk into it, for the perfect boilermaker? ;)

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Posted 29 September 2007 - 09:23 PM

OK, I'm game for one of those. Hit me, bartender! :cheers:
Temperance, like chastity, is its own punishment. ~Four Vines "The Peasant"

Ça descend la gorge comme le bébé Jésus en culottes de velours.

You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will live in torment if you do not trust enough. ~Frank Crane

#37 Absomphe

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Posted 30 September 2007 - 07:41 AM

Nah, you must know it would be a crime to adulterate the sacrosanct pre-ban in such a heinous manner...well, perhaps one of those antimony chloride travesties would suffice, but that would be a gross insult to the beer, so...

You're cut off, lady! :tongue:

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Posted 30 September 2007 - 07:50 AM

Aw, poop. ;)
Temperance, like chastity, is its own punishment. ~Four Vines "The Peasant"

Ça descend la gorge comme le bébé Jésus en culottes de velours.

You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will live in torment if you do not trust enough. ~Frank Crane

#39 Pan Buh

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Posted 30 September 2007 - 08:55 AM

Pffft. I was hoping for a bar brawl.





















- Then I was gonna make off with the pre-ban. B)

#40 ShaiHulud

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Posted 30 September 2007 - 10:02 AM

I want T73's quote in Absomphe's signature line on a t-shirt.
Litany against fear of Absinthe - I must not fear Absinthe. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my Absinthe. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the Absinthe has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.

#41 Absomphe

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Posted 30 September 2007 - 04:19 PM

A sand worm in a t-shirt tops a dachshund in a sweater, I always say.




I see what you meant about something sounding funnier your head now, Shai. :tongue:

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#42 Tally Ho

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Posted 30 September 2007 - 05:31 PM

We have similar tastes there SixthRing. I love the Rogue Ales too and the Arrogant Bastard Ale. I'm a strong ale type of guy. Anchor Steam also makes a good ale "Liberty Ale". There's a local brewing co. around here called Swashbuckler Brewing Co., they make a golden ale that's superb.
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Posted 03 October 2007 - 07:45 AM

Full Sail Brewing Company in Hood River, OR. One of the best.

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 08:26 AM

and right up the street is Big Horse Brewing.
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Posted 03 October 2007 - 09:54 AM

And right down the street is Big Horse's . . .

Nevermind, I'd never find my way anyway. I'm never at Full Sail but too often Three Sheets.

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 10:26 AM

Three sheets is a good place to be. :pirate:

#47 Selmac

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 11:06 AM

Last night I had a Raison D'Etra by Dogfish Head. I don't even like raisins but this beer knocked my socks off!
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Posted 03 October 2007 - 11:14 AM

I found a Dogfish Red & White from last year whilst going thru my inventory. Anxious to try.
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Posted 03 October 2007 - 11:16 AM

And right down the street is Big Horse's . . .

It's about as up the street as you can get in Hood River.
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Posted 03 October 2007 - 11:21 AM

I was trying to infer what would have to be at the other end.

#51 Selmac

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 12:45 PM

I've only had a few of the beers from Dogfish Head but they are quickly becoming my favorite brewery. They don't distribute to Minnesota but luckily Wisconsin is less than an hour away.

The 90 Minute IPA is just superb. Maybe one of our resident brewers could explain the concept to me. What is the advantage of adding hops continuously for 90 minutes? Whatever they are doing, it works.
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#52 elfnmagik

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 02:39 PM

Here ya go hophead. You should give the 120 minute a try. Make sure you're seated.
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#53 Selmac

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Posted 04 October 2007 - 06:49 AM

Hey thanks. I thought it might be along those lines but I wasn't sure. As soon as I find that 120 Minute IPA, I'll be all over it.
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#54 elfnmagik

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Posted 04 October 2007 - 07:10 AM

At 20%, I can assure you it will be all over you and not the other way around.

Also, try and find their Burton Baton. It's a blend of young and oak aged IPA.
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Posted 04 October 2007 - 07:19 AM

Here ya go hophead. You should give the 120 minute a try. Make sure you're seated.


It's not as obviously bitter as the 90 Minute, however there is a lot of candied citrus in the palate, which is definitely attributable to the continuous hopping throughout the boil, (as well as the massive amount of malt) and the incredible amount of dry hopping...a brewer acquaintance actually told me that he though the beer was poorly named, because he barely tasted a hop in the bottle...I told him that perhaps he needed to consider a new line of work, or at least finding himself a new set of tastebuds. Last I heard, he was brewing somewhere in Colorado, hopefully for Coors. :)

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#56 elfnmagik

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Posted 04 October 2007 - 07:55 AM

It's definitely a far cry from a typical IPA as stated. Closer to the taste of a barleywine and a strong ale to me.
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Posted 04 October 2007 - 09:18 AM

I'm going to have to keep an eye out for the 90 minute.
My usually everyday is either the Stone IPA or the Victory Hop Devil.
Great when thirsty and doing yard work.
When I can talk the wife into it we'll get a case of Chimay Ale.
All very yummy..

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Posted 05 October 2007 - 01:46 PM

Can't believe I left out the Dogfish Head Ales, they're up there on my list too. The "Olde School" is pretty unique stuff. I'll have to try the 120.
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#59 Absomphe

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Posted 05 October 2007 - 02:42 PM

I'm really fond of the Olde Shool, as well...not as sweet as some other English, or English style style barleywines I've tasted, and the 15% alcohol is really well hidden, yet delightfully warming.

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Posted 06 October 2007 - 04:14 AM

I love the Deschutes (some of the product line, anyway--Mirror Pond, not so much).

I do too, but for a different reason:
Can't get my hands on a particular seasonal offering named The Abyss!
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