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Your Preferred Beers ?

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I like Belgium beers like Palm, De Konick and Orval most.

How about you ?

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Have to agree with you on the Belgium beers. Lately, I've been enjoying the Alaskan Amber which just became available in Minnesota.

Alan

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My favorite styles are IPA's, sours, and Belgium beers.  A few of my favorites:

Rochefort 10 (quad)

St Bernardus abt 12 (quad)

Chimay (red)  (dubbel)

And Russian River supplication is my favorite sour, so good!

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Some of my favorites were my college homebrews. As far as commercial beers; Chimay Blue and Red Fuller's ESB No longer available--Celis Gran Cru from former Austin, TX Belgian brewer Celis Brewery (bought out, then closed by Miller)

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Originally Posted by uttexas

No longer available--Celis Gran Cru from former Austin, TX Belgian brewer Celis Brewery (bought out, then closed by Miller)

Celis is still available. A brewery in Michigan bought the rights to all Celis' properties, and you can find them all over the Midwest. I know that because I make sure to pick up some Celis White when I'm visiting family in Illinois.

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I tend to prefer India Pale Ales.  It's difficult to go wrong with Stone IPA and Ruination.  They seem to have the perfect balance between hoppy/bitter flavor and smoothness.  Not to mention the aroma is to die for.  Other greats include Victory Hop Devil, Sierra Nevada Torpedo, New Holland Mad Hatter, and many more.

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I like DARK Stouts and Porters.  My 2 Favorites are Atwater Block Brewery-(Detroit,MI) Vanilla Java Porter and VooDoo Brewery(Meadville,PA)-"Big Black VooDoo Daddy (Imperial Stour-12% ABV)

However during the Holidays,my favorite is Great Lakes Brewing(Cleveland,OH) "Christmas Ale".

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Celis is still available. A brewery in Michigan bought the rights to all Celis' properties, and you can find them all over the Midwest. I know that because I make sure to pick up some Celis White when I'm visiting family in Illinois.

Good to know, my wife's family is from Michigan, next time I'm up there, I'll have to pick some up.

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I prefer Wisconsin craft beers such as Point, Leinie's and New Glarus.  My fav would have to be New Glarus Spotted Cow.  Its pretty much the perfect beer.

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Originally Posted by TitleistWI

I prefer Wisconsin craft beers such as Point, Leinie's and New Glarus.  My fav would have to be New Glarus Spotted Cow.  Its pretty much the perfect beer.


I moved from Milwaukee area 3 years ago to Erie,PA and  I miss Spotted Cow!  No one carries it in Erie area.

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Guinness on tap in any bar or pub that sells enough of it to keep the lines fresh. Close runner ups are McAusland St.Ambroise Pale Ale (quite bitter) and McAusland Cream Ale.

Also really enjoy Sierra Nevada whenever I'm in the states.

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Brooklyn Sorachi Ace, a special belgian style ale. It is champagne like, tart, with enough malt to be smooth and drinkable. I split a bottle with my buddy last week at room temperature, and it was superb.

I favor Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout and Nutbrown Ale, Sled Dog Tripel Bock, and Paulaner Bock for darker beers myself. And I can't forget Storm King Imperial Stout or Old Rasputin Imperial Stout.

For lighter and hoppier beers, 90 minute IPA by Dogfish Head, Harpoon IPA, Stone IPA of all kinds, but particularly the standard due to its perfect balance. Hop Devil is delicious, and Blue Point RastafaRye is my favorite. it is possibly one of the most perfect beers out there.

Also worth a try are Pork Slap pale ale, Blue Point Toasted Lager, and Rogue's Dead Guy and Double Dead Guy ale. I like to change it up, usually I get 2-3 kinds of beer at a time.

Currently, I have Magic Hat Circus Boy Hefewiezen in my fridge. Very sessionable, just enough character to assert itself.

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This beer is delicious!

Other Canadian beers to try:

Steamwhistle (Toronto)

Granville Island Winter Ale (Vancouver, only comes out at Christmas time)

Okanagan Spring 1516 (BC's interior)

Phillips Blue Buck (Victoria)


Originally Posted by Ernest Jones

YUMMY COLD ALE!



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Some great ones I've tried recently include Stone Ruination, Founders Double Trouble, Founders Breakfast Stout, Breckenridge 471 Small Batch, Surly Furious, Mountain Standard Double Black IPA, and Great Lakes Lake Erie Monster.

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Saw this group and thought I would join...I am a big homebrewer and therefore and even bigger beer nerd.  I like a lot of styles, but a hop-forward pale ale or a robust porter are two of my favorite styles.  Cheers!

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