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Old 01-15-2010, 02:50 PM   #1
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I bought 3 singles of eight different beers to 'research' which types of beer I like. I go to New Holland Brewery often so I've tried all of their mainstays and most of their seasonals, but I haven't tried too many beers from other breweries. I tried to stick to styles I haven't had before, so this is what I came up with:

An ESB (From a Pennsylvania Brewery...can't remember which off the top of my head)
Dragonmead Final Absolution Trippel
Anchor Steam Beer
Short's Soft Parade (Mostly for SWMBO, but I'll try one)
Stone Oaked Arrogant Bastard
Founder's Red's Rye PA
Founder's Breakfast Stout
Founder's Double Trouble DIPA

I am eager to try all of these and am trying to pace myself because I can't afford to go out and buy more too soon. I tried the Double Trouble last night and liked it, and SWMBO tried Anchor Steam and LOVED it.

The Arrogant Bastard, Red's Rye, and Soft Parade are next on the list.

 
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Old 01-15-2010, 02:53 PM   #2
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Great selection enjoy tasting them!

 
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Old 01-15-2010, 02:59 PM   #3
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Was it Stoud's Scarlet Lady ESB? If so, it's fabulous. I get that by the case at my bottle shop.
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Old 01-15-2010, 03:05 PM   #4
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Was it Stoud's Scarlet Lady ESB? If so, it's fabulous. I get that by the case at my bottle shop.
Yep! That's the one.

 
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Old 01-15-2010, 06:56 PM   #5
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You should hit the Winter Beer Festival in Grand Rapids for some more "research".
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Old 01-15-2010, 07:16 PM   #6
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I wish I could go to the beer festival, but I don't think that's quite going to fit in the budget... Going to grad school next year and I am not making the millions I had hoped to be at this point in my life.

 
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For $35 advanced you get 15 drink tokens and each token is good for one 3 ounce beer sample. Additional tokens are available for purchase inside the Festival for 50 cents each.

I'd say it's worth it. Eat ramen noodles for a week and you've got $35 to spend on Beer Fest!
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Old 01-15-2010, 09:11 PM   #8
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Quite honestly it's going to come down to brewing my IPA or going to the beer festival. I'd rather drink five gallons of my own beer than 45 ounces of someone else's.

 
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