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Old 01-19-2010, 03:22 PM   #11
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Luckily Anchor Porter is readily available around here!

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Old 01-20-2010, 01:42 AM   #12
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My nearest beer store is about 30 minutes away, so I was happy to find Anchor Porter for $8.99 a sixer at a nearby Lowe's Foods (which actually has a decent selection).

I'll probably give it a try tonight. Beer Advocate says pretty good things.
Well, how was it?

if I could only choose one beer to drink for the rest of my life, that would be it, but I know everybody's taste is different.
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Old 01-20-2010, 02:54 AM   #13
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I don't know if west coast micros are available in NJ, but anything brewed by Stone or Russian River (call me a fanboy).

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Old 01-20-2010, 03:27 AM   #14
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Well, how was it?

if I could only choose one beer to drink for the rest of my life, that would be it, but I know everybody's taste is different.
I opted to have an IPA (Mendocino White Hawk) instead of the porter, as I was having the beer with lasagna.

The IPA was less than impressive, but still decent. I hope to try the porter tomorrow night.
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Old 01-20-2010, 11:10 AM   #15
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It really all depends on what they have and how big of selection. We have places where they have a ton of single bottles from smal breweries that all seem to suck. ANY Founders brew is fantastic.

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Old 01-21-2010, 04:33 PM   #16
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Well, how was it?

if I could only choose one beer to drink for the rest of my life, that would be it, but I know everybody's taste is different.
Finally got around to trying it last night.

I can say that it's one of the most interesting and complex porters that I've tried. I thought it had much more of a coffee and chocolate flavor than most porters (and even some stouts), and I appreciated that.

The funny thing was, as soon as I tasted the beer it reminded me of another beer, but I couldn't think of which one.

My wife asked to try it and, after doing so, replied that it "Tastes like Guinness."

At first I scoffed, but then I realized she was right. The sourness I've come to know in Guinness is very much prevalent in Anchor Porter. Both beers have that twangy/sour quality about them.

This is all to say that I enjoyed it.
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Old 01-21-2010, 04:59 PM   #17
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It really all depends on what they have and how big of selection. We have places where they have a ton of single bottles from smal breweries that all seem to suck.
I think that is sometimes due to the age of the beer. I've seen reviews of beers (from a bottle) that use words like "no aroma" and "stale" which were 180 degrees out of what I experienced. But I lived in the distribution area for those beers or had brewery fresh, and the reviewers didn't.

Wines can spoil in as little as 20 days at elevated temperatures; why wouldn't the same be true for complex beers? If the beer was shipped cross country in a hot truck, stored at a warehouse for a couple of weeks in August, then on the shelf at the store for a year....

So, like another poster mentioned, getting "east coast" beers makes sense for someone out there. One can always make one of the clones for Stone and Russian River to get a feel for what the "other coast" brews....
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Old 01-21-2010, 05:04 PM   #18
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I haven't been disappointed with anything by Founders. It's not available (yet) in NYC where I tend to make most of my beer purchases, but I've found it at the crappy liquor stores in Sayreville NJ. I can't seem to be able to get their special/seasonal stuff in those stores though. The Canadian and Kentucky Breakfast Stouts receive some exceptional reviews.

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Old 01-21-2010, 05:24 PM   #19
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I grew up in Bridgewater and moved to Lancaster about 6 years ago. Liquor save is quite good. I know they carry the rougue line in individual bottles. Also they have some unique hard liquor. Try the Voyant Chai Liquor if they have it. I know they only carry it at some of there stores.

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