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Old 11-29-2006, 01:43 PM   #21
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If I tried the Christmas Ale, it was a long time ago. I will grab a couple on your recommendation. I like Goose Island's pub-brew beers well enough to not want to believe that all of their mass-concoctions are boring.

The more I think about it, I think the lack of malt flavor and complexity is what disappoints me with most of their larger batch brews. If the Christmas Ale is malty, then I'm there!!!!


I need to acquire more bottles anyway...

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Old 11-29-2006, 02:04 PM   #22
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HIJACK: Is three floyds really that good? They're just a hop skip and a jump away from me. I've been meaning to check them out....
Good enough that the wife and I are contemplating the 6 hour drive to visit for the next dark lord day

The Alpha King pale ale is really really really good. Granted I've only had a few, since every time I bring it home my wife drinks it up and I'm lucky to get a bottle... If you like IPA's, their imperial IPA is really good too. I'm still waiting to try the Dark Lord Imperial Stout, but you can only buy it one day a year at the brewery. They make a ton of beers but most aren't well distributed, so if you are near the brewery, I would definately go over and get some samplers.
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Old 11-29-2006, 02:19 PM   #23
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I'd easily place Goose over Sam when it comes to most 6-packs or on tap. I like Sammy, but just think Goose wins in a side-by-side. Then again, I live in the area and get them pretty fresh. Goose's Christmas and Oktoberfest are must-buys when they are out. I like their IPA and Oatmeal Stout, too. Sure, there are a lot of better 6-pack beers on the shelves (like Great Lakes, Bell's, North Coast, Sprecher 4-packs, Three Floyds), but I can't knock GI or Sam, especially when one is on sale.

Goose Island 6-pack bottles are twist off.

Of the mixed 12-packs, I'd pick Goose. The exception would be Sam's winter 12'er, if only for the Old Fizziwig Ale, which can only be found in these 12'er htis time of year.

And yes, Three Floyds is damn good stuff. WTF are you waiting for?! When it comes to IPAs, their Alpha King is very tough to beat. They recently opened a brewpub at the brewery that is supposed to be a fine place. I have it on my short list of places to visit before the end of the year!

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What have I been waiting for??!!!! Gee... since you put it that way...

I spend a lot of time at Goose Island and Laschet's (for the German beers and delicious Hackepeter). I went to Flossmoor Station last week for a sampler and it was pretty good, but only 2 beers really stood out as being something special (their Spiced Ale and their raspberry wheat). The rest were quite ordinary.

I guess I'll have to hit Three Floyd's sometime this week.


But, out of curiosity, when is their Dark Lord Day?

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But, out of curiosity, when is their Dark Lord Day?
It was April 29th this year, they haven't announced a date for next year yet.
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What have I been waiting for??!!!! Gee... since you put it that way...

I spend a lot of time at Goose Island and Laschet's (for the German beers and delicious Hackepeter). I went to Flossmoor Station last week for a sampler and it was pretty good, but only 2 beers really stood out as being something special (their Spiced Ale and their raspberry wheat). The rest were quite ordinary.

I guess I'll have to hit Three Floyd's sometime this week.


But, out of curiosity, when is their Dark Lord Day?
Toot- why that name? Is there a reason you chose "Toot" as your identity?
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Toot- why that name? Is there a reason you chose "Toot" as your identity?
I like palindromes.
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