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Old 09-12-2006, 04:56 AM   #1
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What's your favorite store bought brew?

My Favs: Not necessarily in order:

Sierra Nevada Celebration
Sierra Nevada Pale ale
Anything from Eel river.. Anything
Red Hook IPA
Guinness - mother's milk
Sam Adams Lager

There are more but I can't think of them now

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Old 09-12-2006, 07:18 AM   #2
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In no particular order, and anyway it seems to change from time to time, so take it as my current list of favorites, which means what I've been buying in the past couple of months:

Fuller's ESB
Fuller's 1845
Guinness Extra Stout
Young's Double Chocolate Stout
Young's Oatmeal Stout
Boddington's Pale Ale
Morland's Old Speckled Hen
Bass Pale Ale
Sam Adams Boston Ale
Sam Adams Black Lager
Full Sail Amber Ale
Full Sail Pale Ale
Breckenridge Brewery Amber Ale
Breckenridge Brewery Pale Ale
Breckenridge Brewery Oatmeal Stout

Edited to add:

Abita Turbo Dog
Rogue Dead Guy Ale
Rogue Shakespeare Stout

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Old 09-12-2006, 07:19 AM   #3
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I can't say I have a favorite "list" with the top being the best, but here's a photo of my recent "beer run"



I'm really looking forward to some Sierra Nevada Celebration this fall/winter. The stuff I have was cheap at $6 six-pack but had been sitting for a while. Still good though!

If I run to the grocery store cuz I wanna get schnocker'd my primary choices are:

New Glarus IPA "Hop Hearty"
Lakefront PA "Cream City Pale Ale"

The Orval I'm sipping on now isn't what I thought it would be. Refresing, yes! Something I'd sip on while mowing the lawn...tasty and dry with a hint of lemon and a fruity aroma.

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Old 09-12-2006, 07:30 AM   #4
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Ah yes, the Rogue beers I'd forgotten about. And Dead Guy Ale is good too. I should have put those on my list. Abita Turbo Dog is another one I like.

Exo, can you name those in order? I can't make out some of the labels, although I recognize many of them. I have to say I didn't really think much of the Dogfish Head India Brown Ale.

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I like Shiner Hefeweizen, Rahr Red, New Belgium Skinny Dip and Fat Tire

Those are my hot weather favorites, at least. Once winter rolls around I'll be buying some 1554 and Rahr Ugly Pug.

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Old 09-12-2006, 02:48 PM   #6
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I asked my wife to find me some Arrogant Bastard when she goes shopping (to the GOOD store) this afternoon. Hopefully she remembers!

I've got a Dead Guy Ale sitting in my fridge, I keep waiting for the right occassion to crack it open.

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Exo, can you name those in order? I can't make out some of the labels, although I recognize many of them. I have to say I didn't really think much of the Dogfish Head India Brown Ale.
top row:
Sam Smith's Imperial Stout, Racer 5, Hop-Rod Rye, Rogue Shakespeare Stout, Brother David's Triple, some frambois.

bottom row:
Victory's Hop Devil, Tyranena's Bitter Woman, DFH World-Wide Stout, DFH 60, DFH120, Sprecher Barley Wine (2005), Lakefront ESB, Lakefront Oktoberfest, Rogue Dead Guy, Westmalle Trappist, Orval Trappist, Trappistes Rochefort and SN Celebration Ale (2005)

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Drinking:
Boom-Boom Apricot Hefeweisen; Forbidden Ale;Pale-Ass Ale (SNPA Clone); Ol' Man Winter Ale
On-deck:
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Old 09-12-2006, 07:51 PM   #8
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Pretty much anything from Samuel Smith's.
Rogue
Stone Brewery
Miller Lite
SNPA & SN Wheat
Nimbus & 4 Peaks
and I have a pretty serious Newcastle addiction.

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uhh...hehehe...some of my favs in no particular order (I work at a wine/beer shop part time )

  • Westvleteren St. Sixtus
  • Stone 10th Anniversary IPA
  • Dogfish Head Punkin
  • Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin
  • Avery Czar Imperial Stout
  • Avery Mephistopheles
  • Avery Samael
  • Deus Brut
  • Gouden Carolus' Grand Cru of the Emperor
  • Gouden Carolus Easter
  • Gouden Carolus Noel
  • Unibroue Ephemere Cassis
  • Smuttynose IPA
  • Lancaster Hop Hog IPA
  • Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA
  • Dogfish Head Worldwide Stout
  • Samichlaus
  • Eku 28
  • Aventinus
  • Aventinus Eisbock
  • Fantome Noel
  • Fantome Black
  • Victory Golden Monkey
  • Traquair House
  • De Dolle Extra Stout
  • Le Coq Extra Imperial Stout

I could go on, but I gots work to do...
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