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Old 11-28-2007, 09:35 PM   #21
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Don't forget Celis in MI. I haven't had it yet but it is supposedly more Hoegaarden than Hoegaarden. Very interesting reading on the history of Pierre Celis and the advance of the larger breweries in Europe and the US.

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Old 11-28-2007, 09:53 PM   #22
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Old 11-29-2007, 03:23 PM   #23
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I've never so much as laid eyes on a bottle of fat tire.
Seriously? I thought they had wider distribution than that. Maybe it's just because you can't throw a rock in Denver without it bouncing off a couple of bottles of Fat Tire.
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Old 11-29-2007, 04:56 PM   #24
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New Belgium is a big one, but you can't always get their stuff if you're far away. I've never so much as laid eyes on a bottle of fat tire.
Wow, I thought everyone got New Belgium beers. You can't go anywhere here without seeing Fat Tire, Mothership Wit, and 1554 here.

I just recently had a Belgian Trippel from Great Waters Brewing Co. when I went to a MN Wild game last week. Great beer, but unless you're in St. Paul, no dice.
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Old 11-29-2007, 08:48 PM   #25
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Stoudt's Dubble was one of my favorite Belgian styles.
Avery's Fourteen is one of the most unusual beers I have experienced. I tastes like they used a Belgian yeast but is a dark brown, nearly black and has a strong hop aroma. Very yummy.
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Old 11-30-2007, 12:12 PM   #26
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Seriously? I thought they had wider distribution than that. Maybe it's just because you can't throw a rock in Denver without it bouncing off a couple of bottles of Fat Tire.
I don't think New Belgium products make it out to the Mid-Atlantic area in general. I have a few friends that trucks stuff back when they come home on the holidays from Colorado.
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Old 12-07-2007, 02:10 PM   #27
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I don't think New Belgium products make it out to the Mid-Atlantic area in general. I have a few friends that trucks stuff back when they come home on the holidays from Colorado.
I have seen Fat Tire as far east as Chicago.

It almost sounds like it's got the whole Smoky and the Bandit thing going for it when I go back east. It does get really hyped, even though I think there are some really great east-coast brews that people don't even know about. But, it's damn nice to have beers, like the ones they brew, available at every single liquor store around here at lower than "rare microbrew" prices. I picked up their Trippel a few days back and I forgot how good it was. It sucks that you can't get La Folie (their Flemsih sour Brown) at the liquor stores even here. (Its damn good!)

Wow, I tried Russian River at the GABF. Those are some good ones too. Lost Abbey had some really adventurous ones as well.

I work very close to the Avery brewery. It's a great place. They brew some really outgoing beers that almost always surprise with their drinkability and uniqueness. Their Hog Heaven Barleywine is the best I've tried of the style. They have a really chill tasting room and even have small homebrew sized batches on tap sometimes. If you're ever in Boulder it's a must see even though it's one of the smaller breweries.
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Southern Tier does a triple but I have never had it.
Southern Tier's triple is pretty good. I was actually planning on picking some up after work today.
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Old 12-07-2007, 02:14 PM   #29
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Weyerbacher's Merry Monks (not sure if it's a tripel or a golden strong ale) is one of my favorites.

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Southern Tier's triple is pretty good. I was actually planning on picking some up after work today.
I took their mixed case to a party a few months ago that had the porter, triple, pale and IPA. I didn't sample the triple but the pale and porter were really good. IPA was kinda "eh."
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