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Old 04-18-2006, 05:24 AM   #1
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Has anyone here ever had Alexander Keith's IPA from Canada? I took a trip with some friends in the southern part of Ontario for a week a few years back and while doing some partying I bought Alexander Keith's IPA because it was really quite cheap compared to the American swill they were purchasing for the higher alcohol content in Canada. The beer was excellent, and its not distributed in the US. Anyone ever see in the the border areas? Very good beer at a low cost in Canada. Wish I could get some... might have to pull some strings to get some too now that I think about it.

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Old 04-18-2006, 12:00 PM   #2
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It's available everywhere in Eastern Canada, and you're welcome to my share. It used to be a destinctive, close to authentic IPA. The megaswillers got ahold of it and turned it into just another labattsmolsonbudmillercoors.

BTW- Canadian beer does not have a higher alc% than an average American beer. Yours is/was measured in alc% by weight, and the rest of the world measures it by volume. If compared on the same scale, the beers all come out at about 5% by volume.

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It's pretty much available everywhere in Canada, and you can have my share too. I guess it's a little better than some of the megaswills but I would never consider it being anywhere close to an IPA. Watery, thin, Blech.

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I almost hate to ask, but does anyone know of a clone recipe of Kieth's.

My neighbor loves Kieths and wants to trade me some very very fine scotch in exchange for a 5 gallons of Kieth's clone. Can't find a recipe anywhere.

He collects scotch and must have 50 bottles all in the $100 mark.

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I just returned from B.C. and had one somewhere along the way and indeed it wasn't all that great. I was a bit dissapointed but had some great micros at Whistler and then at Victoria which made up for it.

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Oh, boy that is worth brewing!! A couple fine bottles of aged single-malt for two cases of beer? Where do I sign up?!?!?

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Find a Bud clone and up the hops and OG a bit. It may take a few tries, but I bet you'd be close right out of the gate. Better yet, make him a real IPA...

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Yeah, But as his wife remarked (eyes rolling), "Keith's is a religion in this house." And he even has a Keiths tap handle for the tap he's installing in his kitchen bar.

Would a kolsch or steam beer be close?

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I'd try brewing a light lager as an ale. The recipe is not going to be anywhere near a real IPA. You're going to have to experiment. There's still enough summer left to drink your refreshing misakes!

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I would brew a cream ale with some flavour hops and a light/medium body. As Cheyco said it's nothing like a normal IPA. Something like this would take you close I reckon. In fact, this would taste better...

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