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Old 03-06-2013, 01:56 AM   #1
Apr 2010
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While my latest Weizen settles we're hosting a tasting this weekend. Can't stretch their palates too far but I'm thinking of contrasting a lager to several ales - IPA, nut brown, wheat, porter or stout. Let me know your favorites!

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Old 03-06-2013, 08:21 AM   #2
Nov 2012
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Sounds cool, get some funk in there with some Belgians cheers

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Old 03-06-2013, 11:45 AM   #3
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Converting American light lager into craft beer enthusiasts? Nice work! I've been able to sway people with dark beers that "don't taste strong" and are surprisingly flavorful to those who think darker = stronger. To contrast the big three's yellow fizzy water with true pilsner goodness here are some of my faves:

1. Crisp by Sixpoint
2. Good Chit Pilsner by Rogue (Farms or whatever it's called)
3. Classic for the style Pilsner Urquell if you have access to a freah imported case

I find more people are turned away initially from double IPAs and other acquired tastes. But some ales, like brown ales and stouts tend to surprise newcomers. Some brews to consider...
1. Oatmeal Stout (locally I have Brown's, but Sam Smith's is awesome)
2. Brown Ale (Smuttynose brown, Sixpoint Brownstone, or Alesmith nut brown)
3. Porter (Siera Nevada, Russian River, Anchor)

Just some thoughts. You could always sneak a RIS or IIPA in at the end of the tasting too!

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Old 03-06-2013, 11:56 AM   #4
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I recommend tasting the beers. As to the variety, yes.
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Old 03-06-2013, 05:49 PM   #5
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Weizen settles? Did you mean that literally? You don't really want to settle a weizen. It's all of that yeast and protein goodness that give a weizen it's taste.
Primary #1 - Midnight Ryeder (Midnight Wheat and Rye)
Primary #2 - Florida Weiss
Primary #3 - Kane-DOH APA (Honey Citra APA)
Secondary #1 - Downtown Flanders Brown (brewed August 2012)
Keg #1 - Raspberry Florida Weiss
Keg #2 - Cinnamon Raisin Cider
Keg #3 - NONE!
Bottled - NONE!

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Old 03-07-2013, 04:02 AM   #6
Apr 2010
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Thanks all, looking forward to the day I can share my primaries and secondaries! This weizen finished in 3 days, most active since I blew the airlock on my first batch (a stout). The Weihenstephan bugs had a blast in there, resting fat and happy on the bottom now! Hope to find some growlers of your ideas, or good locals. Slainte

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