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Old 02-03-2007, 08:31 PM   #1
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Who has tried the new Long Shot beers from Sam Adams? Three styles brewed from the winning recipes of their annual home brew compitition, which includes an old ale, German alt and boysenberry wheat. I believe all of these are incredible brews and the old ale, which weighs in at 10.1%, in my opinion, is better than the Bell's Third Coast Old Ale at 10.2%. The Long Shot Old Ale has a great malty sweetness back up by a firm but certainly not overpowering hop presence. Excellent ballance in all. Buy all you can while it lasts.

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Old 02-03-2007, 09:44 PM   #2
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I remember when the competition was running but haven't seen them out in the beer stores yet. Are they selling them seperately or in a combo 12 pack?

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Old 02-03-2007, 09:46 PM   #3
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Somebody picked it up not too long ago, but I haven't seen it yet. I was kinda disappointed...

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Old 02-03-2007, 10:41 PM   #4
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I just found a six pack this afternoon. I had the Dortmunder and the Old Ale. I didnt realize that it was 10%+... that explains the nap afterwards. They were both great beers. I will try the wheat later.

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So far I've only seen them in six packs. I live in the Dallas area and found them at specialty grocer called Central Market. They have a great beer selection, but still don't come close to the midwest in beer availability. The midwest is pumping out some great micros, unfortunately, the limited production volumes prohibit the availabillity of them in the south. I was lucky to have worked in a liquor store in a Big Ten city when I was in college. We carried over 300 domestic and imported beers.

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I saw one of the winners resumes out the other day. He is wanting to go pro now.

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I saw them at Central Market in Dallas too. I couldnt find any in Austin when I looked, although I didnt look everywhere. I only saw the six packs.

Im drinking the wheat now. All three are good beers, but the old ale is the best. I would buy those alone.

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The maker of the Old Ale ,Don Oliver. He is a member of the Modesto Mashers HBC. We got to try his beer before it was announced and we had samples of the beer from SA. All I can say is that they treated Don like the good person he is. A super friendly cool all around guy!
The samples we had according to Don were spot on what he had done.
BTW We had nothing to do with his sucess except encouragment and we drank his beer.

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Old 02-06-2007, 03:47 AM   #9
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I saw the 12 pk sampler at the store tonight, ended up going with the Rock Art Brewery sampler instead (not bad overall, really good porter) but I guess the Sam will have to be next.....

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So they're doing another competition for 2007. Does anyone have any plans to enter it? It's very intriguing; I wonder how many entries they get.

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