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Old 10-29-2007, 11:28 PM   #1
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I came across a local store that has a huge beer list and will allow you to mix and match a six pack. Figured what place would be better than here to get ideas for the "ultimate sixer". So far I am thinking about these.....Brooklyn Local 1, Duvel Gold Ale, Shiner Kolsch, New Castle Brown Ale.....any other suggestions?

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Old 10-29-2007, 11:40 PM   #2
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In the NW I would pick;

Rogue Dead Guy Ale
Bridgeport IPA
Deschutes Black Butte Porter
Stone Arrogant Bastard Ale
Widmer Hefeweizen

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Old 10-29-2007, 11:47 PM   #3
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What else is available?

I'd skip anything by Shiner, and I'd look for Hobgoblin in lieu of the Newcastle.

Some of my personal favorites:

Hoppy brews:
Bell's Two Hearted
Pliny the Elder
Stone IPA (or Stone Ruination if you're feeling adventurous)
DFH 90 Minute
Gordon IPA (canned!)

On the darker side of things:
Young's Double Chocolate
Old Leghumper
Anchor Porter
Stone Smoked Porter
Alaska Smoked Porter

Belgian Beers:
Hoegaarden
Rocheforte
Chimay Grande Reserve (blue)
Pick up something by Unibroue, too

German Brews:
Paulaner Oktoberfest
Paulaner Hefe
Franziskaner Hefe

Pils:
Czechvar

Popular beers that I'd skip when there's a great selection:
Heineken, Beck's, Guinness, Bitburger, most Sam Adams beers, most New Belgium beers, anything by Shiner, Newcastle, Sierra Nevada PA, along with the standard BMC offerings and anything that says, "malt liquor"

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Old 10-29-2007, 11:53 PM   #4
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they include 750's and 22's in this "sixer" deal? I'd suspect not...and if that's the case, I don't think the local 1 comes in anything but 750s...at least, not that I've seen.

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I figured the Shiner beacuse it is the only commercial Kolsh that I know of....I also rather like their bock. Also, I plan on making manny trips here since finding this place so why not try them all. lol
As far as Local 1, when I called them to see if they carry it...they had 1 left and would be getting more in on wed so I assume it can be mix and matched in the sixer.

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Old 10-30-2007, 12:36 AM   #6
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I would suggest Rodenbach Grand Cru comma the best beer I've ever had. Check if you can get Reissdorf Kolsch. I really liked Chimay Cliq Cents (white label) I would second both the Hobgoblen and Czechvar.

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I have a similar beer store with a killer selection that allows, nay recommends mixing a sixer.

My choices:
Fuller's ESB
Stone IPA
Redhook Longhammer IPA
Anchor Steam
Moncshchoff Swartzbier (comes in a nice 0,5L fliptop)
Paulaner Weiss

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Why would you limit yourself to only one six-pack?

Total Wine, an East Coast chain where I buy my beer, stocks a lot of free standing bottles so you can pick and choose. The only problem is you'll pay a little more, most of your average brews cost $1.50 -$2.00.

But, I like variety so I'll pay a little more.

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... Shiner Kolsch...


If you can find Goose Island Summertime Kolsch, that would be a better example. You won't find too many legitimate German Kolsch beers stateside. Now, if they have any Shiner 98 Bavarian Amber, that would be a better choice!

Good question. Here goes:

1. Bell's Two Hearted
2. Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter
3. Two Brother's Cane & Ebel
4. Tyranena Rocky's Revenge Bourbon Brown
5. Goose Island Harvest Ale
6. New Glarus Uf-da Bock
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Old 11-01-2007, 07:14 PM   #10
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Hmm, great thread by the way.

Here we go:

Ipswitch dark ale
medocino red tail ale
Stone ruination
avery IPA
deschutes black butte porter
Ole burnside dirty penny ale

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