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Old 10-25-2012, 05:01 PM   #31
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Im in western Mass , unfortinatley we dont get either new belgium or russian river
Where are you in Western MA? There's a great store in Lenox, used to be known as Nijaimes but it's now "Spirited" or something like that, right on Route 7 just south of Pittsfield. They've got a great selection of sour ales - no Russian River, no New Belgium, but a lot of great stuff, and the staff there know their ****. Spent a ****load of $$ there a couple weeks ago, can't remember everything they've got but there's a lot of lambics, some Flemish brown ales, I really like the Monk's Cafe (Flemish red, IIRC, and not too expensive). There's some Berliner Weisses, both domestic versions and I think some German ones. Lots of great sours.
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Old 10-25-2012, 06:17 PM   #32
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I think I'm making the trip to Portland this weekend to try some Voodoo doughnut bacon maple beer at the Rouge brewery / pub. Maybe I'll ask them if they've got any sour on tap.
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Old 10-25-2012, 06:41 PM   #33
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Cool.
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I think I'm making the trip to Portland this weekend to try some Voodoo doughnut bacon maple beer at the Rouge brewery / pub. Maybe I'll ask them if they've got any sour on tap.
Funny, there's a thread about the worst commercial craft beer, and the Voodoo Maple Bacon beer gets mentioned often. It sounds so nasty!
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Old 10-25-2012, 06:44 PM   #34
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Where do you live? Lots of US craft sours are regional at best.

For the bigger brands - Rodenbach and Rodenbach Grand Cru are good, the GC being more tart. If you want to try Lambic, Lindeman's Cuvee Renee is somewhere to start, but if you can find another brand, there are better examples. Those are just a couple that I can find around here and selection in TN is not great.
Where do you get the Rodenbach? I'm located in Nashville.
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Old 10-25-2012, 06:50 PM   #35
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+1 on New Belgium's La Folie.
Everyone keeps mentioning that one but I wasn't impressed with it. Maybe it was just an off day for my palate. Whenever I see it again I'll have to pick another one up.

I do have one of these waiting for me though, Flanders Fred. I'm looking forward to consuming it this Sunday evening after finishing up all of my projects and sitting down to watch The Walking Dead.
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Funny, there's a thread about the worst commercial craft beer, and the Voodoo Maple Bacon beer gets mentioned often. It sounds so nasty!
With a little luck I'll know for sure Saturday!
I love bacon and I love beer. I'm going to be within about a 45 minute drive of their brew pub so I want to try it myself.
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Where do you get the Rodenbach? I'm located in Nashville.
Whole foods in Cool Springs had it about a month ago. I can't verify if that's still true since I haven't been there in a while.
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I like the maple bacon beer but its a taste for the adventurous palate. As for sours, everything previously mentioned is really good. If you can find anything from Funky Buddha they make some good Berliners.

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Everyone keeps mentioning that one but I wasn't impressed with it. Maybe it was just an off day for my palate. Whenever I see it again I'll have to pick another one up.

I do have one of these waiting for me though, Flanders Fred. I'm looking forward to consuming it this Sunday evening after finishing up all of my projects and sitting down to watch The Walking Dead.
I didn't like La Folie the first time I tried it. I have since learned to like it but I still wouldn't claim it among my favorite sour beers.
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We have two small breweries herein NC that make some solid sour beers(Catawba Valley and Outer Banks Brewing Station), and but +1 on Cascade, NB La Folie, and Russian River. I have a friend that regularly travels to Portland and Seattle who brings me back a case from Russian River every few months. Goose Island produces some not too bad sours en masse. I agree about Jolly Pumpkin. The Bam beers are terrible.

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