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Old 05-11-2010, 07:12 AM   #1
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Im trying to get my mother in law a good microbrew of the style she likes so she can compare. I asked her what her favorite beer was and she said stella. I believe it is a pale lager or a premium lager. In this category, what do you guys think is a good one to get? I am in northern california so it has to be something that I can obtain out here like a Bevmo or somthing. I was thinking along the lines of a Full Sail Session Lager from Oregon? What do you guys think?

 
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Old 05-11-2010, 07:19 AM   #2
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Maui Brew Co. Bikini Blond Lager would be a good start. It comes in cans, and is pretty tasty. They should have it at Bevmo up near you.

 
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Old 05-11-2010, 08:48 AM   #3
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Trumer!

Session is not appreciably different from any other international lager, IMO.
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Old 05-11-2010, 02:47 PM   #4
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Stella is an amazing beer. You are going to have a hard time finding something better in that category.
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Old 05-11-2010, 02:49 PM   #5
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Stella's not exactly BMC. Let her keep drinking that. Have her try Pilsner Urquell as well.
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Old 05-11-2010, 04:22 PM   #6
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Yeah I agree, don't know why you'd want to convert someone away from Stella, one of the best in the category. Not a lot of option from Microbrews in terms of lagers.
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Old 05-11-2010, 04:44 PM   #7

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Yeah I agree, don't know why you'd want to convert someone away from Stella, one of the best in the category. Not a lot of option from Microbrews in terms of lagers.
I think it would be cool to introduce your mother-in-law to some fresh, local beer. Stella is just fine, but it is brewed by the largest beer corporation in the world. Finding a local, small scale beer brewed near you might be an interesting comparison for her.

Is she in the Bay area near you? The suggestion of Trumer is a great one -super beer and right there. You have so many breweries in California to choose from! Ever heard of Moonlight Brewing? They make a couple of different lagers.

I think its always cool to introduce friends and family to small local breweries.


 
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Old 05-11-2010, 05:09 PM   #8
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Budweiser (Budvar).

Which I guess would be Czechvar over there now.

 
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Old 05-11-2010, 05:34 PM   #9
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Ok, so I am going to do a blind test with 8 beers and see what happens. Heres the list I came up with. Coors Light, Stella, Bud Light, Maui Bikini Lager, Trumer Pils, Pilsner Urquell, Scrimshaw Pilsner and Drakes Blonde Ale. I can get all of these at Bevmo.

 
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Old 05-11-2010, 05:56 PM   #10
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I would try expand horizons as well... thrown in some other beers. there's more to life than lagers.
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