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Old 07-13-2009, 01:06 AM   #1
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Completely by accident, I discovered a chain of supermarkets here in LA that apparently specialize in Armenian/Eastern European groceries (Jons for anyone interested). I walked into their beer section and was dumbfounded by the large selection of beers I have never seen before. I walked out with Baltika's wheat beer that I've read about, but could never find.

Any opinions on what else I should try? I've had most of the standards Baltika, Okocim, Zywiec, etc; I'm looking for something a little more eccentric.

Baltika's wheat, btw, was really good. Nothing crazy, just a solid hef along the lines of Paulaner.


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Old 07-13-2009, 05:19 AM   #2
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I doubt the Berkely, CA brewery counts as eastern Europe, but this is my favorite Pilsner:

Award winning European beer, Trumer Pils, now available in DFW | pegasusnews.com | Dallas / Fort Worth

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The crisp, clean and well-rounded taste leaves just a subtle touch of soft bitter flavor on the back of the palate. However, because the husk is removed before mashing, the finish won’t linger.
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Old 07-13-2009, 02:17 PM   #3
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I highly recommend Svyturys Ekstra.

I'm also a fan of Utenos dark, and some of Kalnapilis.

All of them are from Lithuania.
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