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Old 03-14-2008, 05:03 PM   #21
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DFH 90 and SN Big Foot are my top two right now

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Old 03-14-2008, 05:11 PM   #22
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Ive always been fond of Goose Island. Not quite as micro as they once were though, but its still my default beer of choice when I'm at a place that has it on tap.

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Old 03-14-2008, 08:07 PM   #23
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But last year I went to a little place up in McKinleyville, CA called Six Rivers Brewery. Nice little pub overlooking the coast, and inexpensive but good food. But the best part about that place was their Kona Moon Porter.
Oh, I'd put the Kona Moon Porter on my best of list as well. That beer was the surprise hit of the last beer trip my buddies and I took.

I didn't like the chili pepper ale, though.
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Old 03-14-2008, 08:11 PM   #24
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+1 on them and their smoked porter is great, too. I had their IPA last December for the first time, I think based on your recommendation.

Other favorites:

Two Brothers Cane & Ebel and Hop Juice
Goose Island IPA when fresh on tap
Bear Republic Hop Rod Rye
Left Hand Milk Stout
Bell's Two Hearted
Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald
Flossmoor Station (local pub) X-IPA and Pullman Brown
New Glarus Uff-da Bock (when I can get it)
Tyranena Rocky's Revenge (when I can get it)
St. Arnold Christmas Ale (when I can get it)

if I spent more time, I could come up with a lot more!
+1 ont he Flossmoor Station Pullman Nut Brown.
Damn I would like to get my hands on a clone recipe of that stuff.
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Old 03-14-2008, 09:25 PM   #25
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Dark Horse is my new favorite brewery. I've always loved the Crooked Tree, as it is similar enough to another local brewery's IPA to be my favorite, without the a$$hole owner. Then, two weeks ago, I finally got to try the Double Crooked. It was perfect!! This is what an IPA should be. If your beer has more hops than alcohol, then I like your beer . If I don't feel like IPA my backup is Final Absolution from Dragonmead in Warren, MI.
Two weeks ago? That's when I tried it. There was one other customer there who ordered one... we both had to wait for like ten or fifteen minutes.

I want to brew it real bad but hops are scarce round here. Six different kinds of rhizomes on order, though. This fall it will be Double IPA time.
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Old 03-19-2008, 03:33 AM   #26
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The best beer I've ever had is the one I am drinking right now!.......but really.....it would have to be between:

Fat Tire Ale
Moose Drool
Highland Oatmeal Porter
Breckenridge Oatmeal Stout (Do you see a pattern here?)

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Old 03-19-2008, 03:50 AM   #27
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Some favorites of mine are

New Belgium 1554 and 2 Below
Odell's IPA, 5 barrel pale ale
Coopersmith's Double IPA, Albert Damn Bitter

But there really are too many excellent micro brews to choose from

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Old 03-19-2008, 04:02 AM   #28
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Not sure if these are micro enough, but:

Mendocino Brewing Company White Hawk IPA
Victory Prima Pils

For brew pub stuff, I love the Jake's Ale at Jake's, 23rd and 7th ave, NYC.

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Old 03-19-2008, 04:11 AM   #29
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Brown ale- Iron horse

Amber ale- Mac and Jacks

Pale ale- Deschutes mirror pond

IPA- Boundary Bay

Oktoberfest- Widmer Okto

Porter- Bridgeport

Stout- Rogue chocolate

Winter- Widmer snow plow

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Old 03-19-2008, 07:56 AM   #30
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I like me some DFH 60 & 90
The 120 tastes like sweet ****e though.
Agreed, my favorite beer on this planet is the 90 IPA. In a close second is Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. Nothing bad can be said about those two IMO.
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