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Old 07-02-2007, 07:24 PM   #1
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Hi All:

Long story short: going to New York in a few weeks and would like to know what beers y'all like that I can't usually find in my Canadian Liquor stores.

The only one I can think of off the top of my head is Red Hook ESB.

Anyone esle got some faves I should check out? I'm really not into bringing back some duty free Wild Turkey, I'd much rather have an assortment of new and interesting unavailable beers.

Thanks!

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Not sure of the Canadian Availability, but for east coast here are a few brewery's I'd personally check out:

Troegs
Ommegang
Brooklyn
Harpoon

There are plenty of others, but for non-off-the-wall offerings these are a few of my favorite micro's.

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Troegs
Ommegang
Brooklyn
Harpoon
There are plenty of others, but for non-off-the-wall offerings these are a few of my favorite micro's.
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Thanks bro, I will google them forthwith
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There are tons! Check the ratebeer and beeradvocate site ratings and see what is available in NY where you will be.


http://www.ratebeer.com/RateBeerBest/table.asp?title=Best+Beers+of+the+United+States+20 07&file=usa_beer_2007.csv

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I have googled the above and I have been given an awesome selectio to digest.

Looks like I'll have to drink lots of beer while I'm there beacuse there's no way I'll be able to bring them all back!

Anyone got a Rus Imp Stout thats a fave? All the RIS's up here are like 6-8%

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I have googled the above and I have been given an awesome selectio to digest.

Looks like I'll have to drink lots of beer while I'm there beacuse there's no way I'll be able to bring them all back!

Anyone got a Rus Imp Stout thats a fave? All the RIS's up here are like 6-8%
Can't go wrong with:

Bells Expedition
Old Rasputin by North Coast
Stone IRS
Great Lakes Black Out Stout
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Can't go wrong with:

Bells Expedition
Old Rasputin by North Coast
Stone IRS
Great Lakes Black Out Stout

Wow, RIS's here I come they look awesome!...there was an an IPA that looked really nice from one of the aforementioned brewies!

Thanks all, and keep 'em coming!
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Yeah, not sure of the distribution of Bell's but they are another excellent brewery. We just got their stuff locally in PA late last year. Everything I have had from them thus far has been excellent.

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If you're in Ontario, you'll find no microbrews except Anchor Liberty Ale. In other words, basically nothing. Here they even think draught beer is an actual distinct style of beer. Find a good microbrew store and you'll be amazed at the variety our gov't thinks we shouldn't get. I recommend getting one of each.

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If you're in Ontario, you'll find no microbrews except Anchor Liberty Ale. In other words, basically nothing. Here they even think draught beer is an actual distinct style of beer. Find a good microbrew store and you'll be amazed at the variety our gov't thinks we shouldn't get. I recommend getting one of each.
You can get some of the Ontario and Quebec Micros at the right LCBO's. Centrum's LCBO and the big on on King Edward both have a good selection of Scotch Irish, Heratige, Mill Street, St Ambrose, etc. As far as US micros, we got nothing. Mind you, they seem to find space to stock 1000000 European lagers.
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