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Old 08-03-2009, 11:04 PM   #1
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I'm visiting home in central N.Y. and have seen Saranac beer around. I'm wondering if anubody has tried these. They have all different styles and I don't want to blow a ton of $ without a little first hand knowlage.


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Old 08-03-2009, 11:08 PM   #2
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I love Saranac and used to drink it all the time back home (NYC) and upstate in college. It suxx that we cannot get it here in Colorado


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Old 08-03-2009, 11:10 PM   #3
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Saranac is good beer. They have a lot of variety. I drink it if I don't have any home brew.

I pay 6 or 7 dollars per six.

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I've tried a few of their different beers, and while I haven't found any that are 'amazing,' most are in the 'willing to drink this again' category. I'd say try and find a sampler pack (should be ~$14 for 12 beers?) and see what you like. IMHO I prefer Long Trail or Brooklyn Brewery.
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Old 08-03-2009, 11:16 PM   #5
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Seems as though there are plenty of new micros around since I've been back. I appreciate the input and any other you would recommend from the CNY area
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We'd go visit our son & his family when he was stationed in N.Y. (Saratoga Springs), and I'd drink mostly Saranac. Good beer, particularly as the price is very decent compared to a lot of micros. As a homebrewer....not so much. Saranac labels are pure hell to remove.
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Old 08-03-2009, 11:55 PM   #7
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Saranac is all right. Likewise to the posters above, I'd drink it again. They are pop-tops so that's an added bonus.
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Middle ages Impaled Ale!

Brewed in Syracuse.

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Saranac is hit or miss for me. It's fun to try all the styles, but jack of all trades, master of none. I admire what they've done -- they used to make Matt's and Utica Club, but revived themselves by going craft -- but I like so many NY breweries better (Ommegang, Ithaca, Middle Ages, Southern Tier, Lake Placid, etc.).
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1+ for Saranac. The Pale Ale is good, I like the Black and Tan, and lots of people like their "Black Forest". I'm only slightly partial because I live in the Adirondacks...we used to live in Saranac Lake.


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