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Old 04-20-2005, 01:18 AM   #1
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Just got back from my vacation to Milwaukee. What a trip!
I drank so much good beer.
I brought back a good variety--most of it from Discount Liquor on Oklahoma. This place was amazing. Its a HUGE liquor store, and one complete aisle about 30 feet long is stocked with beers from all over the place, mostly foreign and craft beers. I have never even heard of 3/4 of them, and I swear there was 500+ different beers in that one aisle alone. Anyway, I included pics of everything I brought home. I had an entire suitcase full of beer. Its great!

Here are some of the ones I got:
1. I finally got to try Hop Rod Rye. Holy freaking amazing beer, man!!!! WOW. Brought back two 22 oz. bottles, and one of Bear Republic's others, Racer 5 IPA, which I haven't tried.
2. Got a sixer of Bigfoot Ale by Sierra Nevada. I've been wanting to try it forever but we can't ever get it here and it supposedly sells fast every year.
3. An 8 beer variety pack from Lakefront Brewery in Milwaukee. At a bar I tried the Cream City Pale Ale and was blown away, so I picked up the variety pack. I had thier Cattail Ale too and it was great. Also picked up one bottle of limited edition 10th anniversary barleywine. Can't wait to try it!
4. Sprecher. I was kind of bummed about the selection at Discount Liquor, but I got most of the ones I wanted. Missed out on the Maibock. Tried the Stout and it wasn't the best I've had. Didn't even bring one home. The Amber is great, and of course the soda is great. I had to get a 4-pack each of Cream Soda and Puma Kola cause its such a treat!
Had a TON of other beers spanned throughout the rest of the weekend as well. I'll mention some of those down lthe line, I'm sure. Wow.
Sorry for the long post, but had to share my score!!!!

Full reviews coming on all the ones I got. Of course my buddy Sam will have to try them all too!!!

Bigfoot, Lakefront variety pack (box behind the rest), and a few odds and ends, including Hop Rod Rye...

Sprecher varieties...

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Old 04-20-2005, 04:23 PM   #2
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I absoluty love the New Galrus Apple Ale. (saw it in your pics) You defininatly got some really good beers.

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Old 04-20-2005, 10:36 PM   #3
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Man, the best I can get here is Redhook ESB.

If you've still got one, I'd love to try that Hop Rod. Sounds awesome! Glad you had a good trip.

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Old 04-22-2005, 09:16 PM   #4
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Hop Rod Rye is one of my all time favorites. I usually go through a couple bombers every weekend.

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Old 04-23-2005, 02:59 AM   #5
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I absoluty love the New Galrus Apple Ale. (saw it in your pics) You defininatly got some really good beers.

You know, it is pretty damn good. I'm not a big fan of the beers like that either. Leinie's Berry Weiss is the grossest thing I've ever drank, but this one is decent. I'd have to be in the right mood to drink alot of it though.

Also, as predicted, Leinie's Creamy draft is no longer my favorite beer. I've just had way too many better beers since I've started brewing and buying different styles/brands as my tastes develop. Creamy Draft is still okay, and I drank it almost all last weekend (mainly because I bought a 12 pack of it and the rest of my family wouldn't touch a "dark beer" with a ten foot pole), but I'm more in love with Liberty Ale and Anchor Steam, and SNPA to say Creamy Draft is still my favorite. Not by a longshot anymore.
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Old 04-23-2005, 05:48 AM   #6
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You cannot go wrong with Bear Republic.
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Looking forward to meeting you Mutant Dan on the 7th of May, National Homebrewing Day. Don't forget I've got that 1/2 waiting for you.

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Old 05-17-2005, 09:36 PM   #7
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I got a few sample brews for tonight--3 I've never had, and I'm chilling them right now...
1. La Fin du Monde
2. Sierra Nevada Stout
3. Pete's Wicked Strawberry Blonde

Full reviews to come....

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La Fin - freak'n great!
never had sierra stout, but if it's anything like the other's they brew, it'll be good
pete's strawberry blonde - not as good as it used to be, but an olkay brew

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La Fin - freak'n great!
never had sierra stout, but if it's anything like the other's they brew, it'll be good
pete's strawberry blonde - not as good as it used to be, but an olkay brew
1. Strawberry Blonde--I went into this one not expecting much. Very pleasantly surprised. You can taste the fruit, and its a top notch ale as well. I'd definitely buy this again. Its a great summer brew, IMHO. Funny, cause I'm not a huge Pete's Wicked Ale fan.

2. Sierra Nevada Stout--Nahhh. It didn't blow me away. Pretty good, chocolatey, but nothing spectacular.

3. La Fin du Monde--Holy crap, pretty steenkin' good! Its smoother than its 9% alcohol, that's for sure. I'd like to try to brew this someday.
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La Fin is a cool beer. try the maudete(?) too by unibraue (or how ever it's spelled?). they make some might big beers up there in Canada...... plus they have cool labels and stories for all the names oftheir beers. get culture and a helluva buzz!

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