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Old 12-09-2011, 03:18 PM   #1
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I'd like to put together a 12'er of beer with 2 of each beer of the following styles for my buddy at work. And I need one more style. The idea is to give him a wide range of beer that I like, not necessarily the next step after BMC. That's why wheats, ambers, blonds, Belgiums, etc. are out.

Pale (Sierra Nevada)
IPA (Bell's Two Hearted)
Brown (Big Sky Moose Drool)
Porter (Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald)
Stout (Guinness Foreign Extra ???)
???

Here are the rules:
-Should be "craft" beer but something I have around here.
-I'd like to have each style made by a different brewery.
-Each beer should be a good example of the style and not have something like blueberries or ginger in it.
-I have to like it.
-It has to come in a 12 oz bottle or can.

I'm having a tough time with the last category. For the last category, I was thinking Red but all I could come up with is Founders Red's Rye (which is awesome but half the brews would be pretty hoppy). Any ideas for a maltier red beer or a different category all together?

As for the stout, it seems like a cop-out to use Guinness (but the FES is really good). I love Sierra Nevada Stout and Great Lakes Black Out Stout, but I've used both of those breweries. Hmmm...

What would your list look like?

Thanks!

 
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Old 12-09-2011, 03:36 PM   #2
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In your anti-bmc arrogance, you're cutting out some awesome beers that are nothing like a light lager style- wheats, ambers, blonds, Belgiums, etc. are nothing like a light lager. I mean how is a Belgian Quad or Tripel like a bud light? How is Hoegaarden, one of the most amazing and sublime beers on the planet like it?

Heck if you're being snobby A sierra Nevada Pale ale is more akin to bmc than Bell's Amber Ale is. Or any ale for that matter. Most folks would consider snpa "the next step after bmc" for many folks.

If you're going to be a brew-******, then at least maybe you need to know more about beer styles yourself.
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Old 12-09-2011, 03:38 PM   #3
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I'd swap out the guinness for a Left Hand Milk Stout, and maybe add a wheat for the last category.
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Old 12-09-2011, 03:40 PM   #4
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what revvy said..

and i see your in michigan.. anything from founders would be good.. and i just had a barrel aged stout from new holland i think it was that was remarkably smooth :-)
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Well,some of the ones you left out might be better for a non-craft drinker to start with. So here goes;
Franziskaner Weissbier (no flavors from fruity esters)
Yuengling Black & Tan
Great Lakes Commodor Perry IPA or
DFH 60 min IPA
Rouge Dead Guy ale
Paulaner Salvator Doppel Bock (still brewed as an ale since 1569)
Paulaner Hefeweitsen
That's all I can think of atm. ***PS-Boy,y'all are quick this morning! Not one post when I started thinkin through my fingers...
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Old 12-09-2011, 03:52 PM   #6
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In your anti-bmc arrogance, you're cutting out some awesome beers that are nothing like a light lager style- wheats, ambers, blonds, Belgiums, etc. are nothing like a light lager. I mean how is a Belgian Quad or Tripel like a bud light? How is Hoegaarden, one of the most amazing and sublime beers on the planet like it?

Heck if you're being snobby A sierra Nevada Pale ale is more akin to bmc than Bell's Amber Ale is. Or any ale for that matter. Most folks would consider snpa "the next step after bmc" for many folks.

If you're going to be a brew-******, then at least maybe you need to know more about beer styles yourself.
It's not. I just don't like wheats, ambers, Belguims, etc.

 
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It's not. I just don't like wheats, ambers, Belguims, etc.
But is this for you or for a friend? Are you sharing something, or trying to shove your tastes down his throat? If he's a bmc drinker, rather than giving him something he's gonna hate, why don't you try to ease him in gradually?
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I'd swap out the guinness for a Left Hand Milk Stout, and maybe add a wheat for the last category.
Good call on the Left Hand. I'll see if I have it around here.

 
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Old 12-09-2011, 03:58 PM   #9
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Honestly I would go with Barney flats oatmeal stout over Guinness but that's just me. It's an amazing beer.

 
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Old 12-09-2011, 04:00 PM   #10
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But is this for you or for a friend? Are you sharing something, or trying to shove your tastes down his throat?
Nope, not for me. But it would be nice to talk to him about stuff we could possibly have in common. The idea is not to "convert him" he's had a few of my homebrews that he likes and doesn't really know where to begin with craft beer. I would have nothing to say about a wheat or another style I'm not a fan of so it's not going in. I would have a completely different list if the idea was "the next beers to try after BMC". If you aren't a fan of my idea, that's fine, but that's what I'm going with and the insults aren't necessary.

 
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