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    Important Question: Beer Preference?

    Alright, so I'm home early after a couple beers with friends (have an early call for a video shoot tommorow morning...), and I have to ask, what's your beer preference?

    Right now, I'm really hard up on Sierra Nevada Pale Ale... light, delicious, clean, and it's available everywhere and batches seem consistent. For a splurge and variety, I'd have to go with Sammy Smith's Oatmeal Stout... it's expensive, but the best stout I've tasted. Plus, again, it's available regularly. I guess I'm interested in trying new beers that are available at your average local distributor...

    I know us single speeders love our beer, so what's in your fridge? Again, I'm always interested in trying something new. Sorry if I offended anyone's racer-boy sensabilities with the beer talk... just curious.

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    Guiness...

    loved Guiness for years, first beer I ever drank as a kid(friends Dad bought it back from UK and we stole a bottle to share).

    4 pack of drafts in the fridge now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shizzle
    Alright, so I'm home early after a couple beers with friends (have an early call for a video shoot tommorow morning...), and I have to ask, what's your beer preference?

    Right now, I'm really hard up on Sierra Nevada Pale Ale... light, delicious, clean, and it's available everywhere and batches seem consistent. For a splurge and variety, I'd have to go with Sammy Smith's Oatmeal Stout... it's expensive, but the best stout I've tasted. Plus, again, it's available regularly. I guess I'm interested in trying new beers that are available at your average local distributor...

    I know us single speeders love our beer, so what's in your fridge? Again, I'm always interested in trying something new. Sorry if I offended anyone's racer-boy sensabilities with the beer talk... just curious.

    sean

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    Boddingtons! Like Guiness, only better. I too have lots of tall, fat cans stacked around the house, just waiting to be drinked...
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    guiness. sam smith nut brown. elle's brown. black butte porter. sam adam's outmeal stout. mmmmm.

    seing a trend there? nothing against beer you can see through though. really.
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    Good job! I live 10 minutes

    from the Stella Artois brewery here in Belgium, it being THE country for beer.

    My favourite is Leffe Blonde which is quite an ordinairy ho-hum beer, but when you go to some bars where they have 50 different sorts it's hard to choose!

    I stay away from the Trappist(brewed by Trappist Monks) beers these days as I puked my ring up for a whole day once after a night drinking it..... they're evil!!

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    Corona, Sam Adams, Fat Tire for me.

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    Is there such a thing as a bad beer? Favorite? All of them! But I'm partial to Stone Brewery products. Stone IPA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shizzle
    Alright, so I'm home early after a couple beers with friends (have an early call for a video shoot tommorow morning...), and I have to ask, what's your beer preference?

    Right now, I'm really hard up on Sierra Nevada Pale Ale... light, delicious, clean, and it's available everywhere and batches seem consistent. For a splurge and variety, I'd have to go with Sammy Smith's Oatmeal Stout... it's expensive, but the best stout I've tasted. Plus, again, it's available regularly. I guess I'm interested in trying new beers that are available at your average local distributor...

    I know us single speeders love our beer, so what's in your fridge? Again, I'm always interested in trying something new. Sorry if I offended anyone's racer-boy sensabilities with the beer talk... just curious.

    sean
    At the moment a Western Australian brew called "little creatures", strong in hop taste and finishes like Stella Artois. If low on money "Melbourne Bitter" (the one for sharing with the mates).

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    I'll 4th the Guinness

    Extra Stout for me please. I also like Sierra Nevada Pale Ale and Porter, Sam Adams, Dos Eqquis Amber, Fat Tire Ale, Fosters, Red Stripe, Penn Brewery Dark, and Petes Wicked Ale.
    I like more but those are my "A" list and Guinness Extra Stout is me "go to" beer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aussie'SS'
    At the moment a Western Australian brew called "little creatures", strong in hop taste and finishes like Stella Artois. If low on money "Melbourne Bitter" (the one for sharing with the mates).

    I tried a couple of WA boutique brews the other day with my dad. They were by 'Matilda'. The Redback wes very nice.
    Good bang for bucks in my opinion is resches pilsener (silver bullett). two longnecks for $6.50 at the local bottlo.
    Favourite would have to be coopers stout. Having said that I don't mind the melb bitter at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Panacea
    I tried a couple of WA boutique brews the other day with my dad. They were by 'Matilda'. The Redback wes very nice.
    Good bang for bucks in my opinion is resches pilsener (silver bullett). two longnecks for $6.50 at the local bottlo.
    Favourite would have to be coopers stout. Having said that I don't mind the melb bitter at all.
    Yeah Redback, a great wheat beer, many a sore head from them..........Anything Coopers, ROCKS, I'm a big fan of the red label Pale Ale and their stout. Is Reshes a New South Wales brew? Owned by Toohey's? Also Boags from Tassie is worthwile, especially the bitter.

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    in no particular order

    Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Left Hand Sawtooth Ale, Flying Dog Pale Ale, Fat Tire and Anchor Steam if available, Sam Adams if desperate, team sponsor Carolina Brewing Co's pale ale is OK, and, my goodness, who doesn't like a Guiness (or black and tan).

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiRt DeViL
    Corona, Sam Adams, Fat Tire for me.
    Fat Tire is the brew of choice for me as well. Unfortunately it is unavailible on the east coast. arghhhh.

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    McEwen's Scotch Ale

    give McEwen's a taste, look for the plaid label. It's the best wee heavy scotch ale I've tried, not counting my homebrew version of course. It's 9.5 % abv.
    If you really like Real Beer, look into brewing your own, you can make better ales and lagers than you can buy, for around a buck per bomber bottle, depending on now much alcohol you want the yeast to piss out.
    5 gallons of a Sierra pale ale clone would probably run you around $20 once you've invested in the hardware. The exact same yeast Sierra uses for all its brews is widely available as Wyeast #1056.

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    Cold and Free, Are my two favorites

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    Stewart's

    I prefer the Root variety, preferably diet Stewarts Root Beer.

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    Good job! anything from stone

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    the absolute finest american brewery. if you disagree with that statement, it is simply because you are not Worthy.

    i see you're on the east coaSSt; it might be hard to find, but it's definitely worth the hunt.

    ruination ipa, old guardian (OG) barelywine, imperial SStout and double baSStard, for serious drinking;
    levitation for a cold one after a really hot ride.

    for imports, it's all about the belgians.

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    Arrogant *******, Fat Tire, Bell's Best Amber, Bell's Oatmeal Stout, Shiner Heffenweisen, Sam Adams Cherry Wheat, etc.
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    mmm - sam smith's oatmeal stout. That's a great beer. I bought an oatmeal stout made in Colorado not too long ago & it was good too. I forget the name, though...

    Try Flying Dog Pale Ale, Avery IPA & Avery Porter, Rogue Dead Guy Ale, Mocha Porter & Hazelnut Brown Ale, Sierra Nevada Porter, Sam Adams is good too. And of course Guiness is fantastic...as long as it's on tap.
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    Buncha Beer snobs...

    I like Icehouse 24 oz. cans, Corona 24 oz. bottles, Miller High Life 24 oz. cans, or Buttershots schnapps in my trusty Surly flask. The big 24 oz. cans make great mud flaps too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eSSq
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    the absolute finest american brewery. if you disagree with that statement, it is simply because you are not Worthy.

    i see you're on the east coaSSt; it might be hard to find, but it's definitely worth the hunt.

    ruination ipa, old guardian (OG) barelywine, imperial SStout and double baSStard, for serious drinking;
    levitation for a cold one after a really hot ride.

    for imports, it's all about the belgians.

    beer posts rule.
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    [QUOTE=Aussie'SS'] Is Reshes a New South Wales brew? Owned by Toohey's?

    I think it is a NSW beer Aussie. I agree whole heartedly on the coopers pale ale. It's bloody beautiful stuff. When secondary fermentation occurs in the bottle you're assured of a good drop

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    Sierra Nevada Celebration

    Quote Originally Posted by shizzle
    Alright, so I'm home early after a couple beers with friends (have an early call for a video shoot tommorow morning...), and I have to ask, what's your beer preference?

    Right now, I'm really hard up on Sierra Nevada Pale Ale... light, delicious, clean, and it's available everywhere and batches seem consistent. For a splurge and variety, I'd have to go with Sammy Smith's Oatmeal Stout... it's expensive, but the best stout I've tasted. Plus, again, it's available regularly. I guess I'm interested in trying new beers that are available at your average local distributor...

    I know us single speeders love our beer, so what's in your fridge? Again, I'm always interested in trying something new. Sorry if I offended anyone's racer-boy sensabilities with the beer talk... just curious.

    sean
    Is the seasonal fav. In the fridge theres Miller..i think. need to make a beer run..

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    The best wheat doppelbock,

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    Damn you guys...

    are making my mouth water!!!

    Aventinus.....mmm, a beautiful beer, indeed.

    So many favourites, I can't seem to think of them all right now, but how about...

    Tuborg Gold- a great summer refresher.

    Schlenkerla- German smoked beer that you have to try to believe...tastes like smoked salmon, you'll either love it or hate it.

    Bass- I like this one with fish and chips.

    Wellington County Ale- goes with anything.

    Grolsh Lager- a really nice beer, and how can you not love the green flip-top bottle?

    Leffe Blond and Leffe Dark- very nice examples of Belgian brewing art.

    Harp- great, anytime.

    and loads of others, but.. I can't.... take it... anymore.....gotta.... get to the fridge....bye!

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    I was phyced to discover the IPA from the Stone Brewery on vacation out in AZ - best IPA I've tried. Don't think it's available around here.

    For something dark and strong my favorite is the Chocolate Stout from the Brooklyn Brewery. If you see that around you should give it a try.

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    I literally ride by the Flat Tire (oops) brewery every day on my way to work. That being said...I have been drinking Sierra Nevada PA and Stout a lot lately. Fat Tire is ok if you like the bottle better than the beer. OK, it's not that bad but there are several others in town that are better. 90 Shilling is pretty good as well, as well as Coopersmiths Punjabi (7%). Yum.

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    [QUOTE=Pucker Factor]are making my mouth water!!!

    Schlenkerla- German smoked beer that you have to try to believe...tastes like smoked salmon, you'll either love it or hate it.

    Bass- I like this one with fish and chips.

    I dunno mate a beer that taste's like fish sounds a bit sus to me . I think I'll have my smoked salmon on crackers with the beer!

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    Beer info? You came to the right place!

    Quote Originally Posted by shizzle
    Alright, so I'm home early after a couple beers with friends (have an early call for a video shoot tommorow morning...), and I have to ask, what's your beer preference?

    Right now, I'm really hard up on Sierra Nevada Pale Ale... light, delicious, clean, and it's available everywhere and batches seem consistent. For a splurge and variety, I'd have to go with Sammy Smith's Oatmeal Stout... it's expensive, but the best stout I've tasted. Plus, again, it's available regularly. I guess I'm interested in trying new beers that are available at your average local distributor...

    I know us single speeders love our beer, so what's in your fridge? Again, I'm always interested in trying something new. Sorry if I offended anyone's racer-boy sensabilities with the beer talk... just curious.

    sean
    Seems like this is a recurring post on this board. Shocking. My beer preference depends on: the time of year, what I'm in the mood for, how much money I have on me, and how sh*tfaced I want to get. Not necessarily in that order. For purely getting cattywhumpus, I'll stick with something that has at least 8% alcohol, which usually puts me in the malt liquor category. No, it doesn't taste great, but it does the job. My current fave is Schlitz Malt Liquor Bull Ice. Or OE 800 Gold. Doesn't matter. It's a $1.26 for a 24 oz can. If I want to drink a LOT of beer at once, it's usually PBR. PBR is also a good candidate for sticking in the camelbak and drinking at the top of a long climb. PBR is also a good candidate for car camping and road trips. I wish I could get it in 12 oz longnecks, but alas I can only find it in the can for either $1.06 for 24 oz or $10.99 for a case. Yes, a case. Like I said, it's a good "drink a lot and never really get a buzz" beer. For winter time, and if I'm only drinking one or two, I like a hearty stout or porter. I used to drink a lot of Red Hook Double Black Stout (brewed with Starbucks coffee) or Pyramid Espresso Stout, but I haven't seen either in the stores lately. As for porters, I'm a HUGE Deschutes Black Butte Porter fan. Other good strong "cold weather" beers are Chimay, Rogue Dead Guy Ale, and Arrogant B*stard. Strong in taste and alcohol content. Quite good. For an "every day" beer, I usually keep Sam Adams, Fat Tire, Red Hook ESB or Deschutes Mirror Pond in stock. Not very strong in taste or alcohol content, readily available for relatively cheap at Costco, and all good beers for those times when you want 1 - 4 beers. Summer, I'm a hefeweisen fan, lemon and all. Is there a better hot weather sipping beer than a good Hef? Other beers I'll buy on a semi-regular basis are Blue Moon (can't remember who brews it), Moose Drool, and and Slow Elk Stout (the latter two are Big Sky brewing beers out of Montana - good stuff!) I also enjoy good seasonal beers, mostly fall and holiday stuff, like Jubelale, Winterhook, and Old Crustacean barleywine.

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    Sammy Smith's Taddy Porter is the best beer I think I've ever had.

    But..

    sierra nevada stout, guiness, all of sammy smith's product line, all of fuller's line, young's double chocolate stout, and fat tire are all great too.

    I'm a big fan of the porters and stouts.



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    Quote Originally Posted by eSSq
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    the absolute finest american brewery. if you disagree with that statement, it is simply because you are not Worthy.

    i see you're on the east coaSSt; it might be hard to find, but it's definitely worth the hunt.

    ruination ipa, old guardian (OG) barelywine, imperial SStout and double baSStard, for serious drinking;
    levitation for a cold one after a really hot ride.

    for imports, it's all about the belgians.

    beer posts rule.
    Good stuff. I'm currently enjoying a Stone IPA.

    Sure wish they'd sell the ruination ale in 12 oz. bottles though. Don't always feel like downing 22oz. of a high-alcohol-content IPA.

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    Sierra Nevada PA during the week, Negro Modelo on payday, Coors 32oz when the only money I have is my trucks ashtray...
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    Free Beer is the Best !

    Right now my Favorite is Fat Weasel Ale, you can only get it a Trader Joe's and has 7.1% alcohol, Rock on!

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    Quote Originally Posted by izak
    Sammy Smith's Taddy Porter is the best beer I think I've ever had.

    But..

    sierra nevada stout, guiness, all of sammy smith's product line, all of fuller's line, young's double chocolate stout, and fat tire are all great too.

    I'm a big fan of the porters and stouts.


    We should get together and drink some time. Great stuff you have listed. Always liked the SS Oatmeal Stout, but for many years I've been slurping down the Sierra Nevada Stout. Really good stuff and readily available.. Just recently had a stout brewed by NorthCoast up in Fort Bragg,CA. Think it was called Dry Heart. Got it at Trader Joe's of all places. Very impressive, thick stout. They also make the tasty ACME IPA. Also very good if you like hoppy IPA's. One of my favorite Porter's is the Anchor Porter. The list goes on. Drinking a Big Foot Barleywine right now since it tis the season. Double Cheers.

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    Seely-Good call on the Bell's beers...

    My favorite is one of their seasonals called Oberon. And the Two Hearted Ale is great too!
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    Beer preferences:

    Stone Ruination IPA, Victory Hop Devil IPA, Dogfish Head 60 and 90 Minute IPAs, SNPA, Sam Smith Taddy Porter, Rogue Mocha Porter, Young's Double Chocolate Stout, Guinness Stout, Harp Lager, Sam Adams, Rolling Rock, Kirin, Sapporo, Bud.......

    forgot: OneGearBeer: Pedalling Pachyderm, Chespirito's Honey Wheat, Yardsale IPA (in fermenter)..........
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    NUFC...Shearer!!!!!

    Good Beer. I always go back to Sam Adams Boston Lager. Always a good choice.

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    I'm a seasonal kind of drinker

    Quote Originally Posted by shizzle
    Alright, so I'm home early after a couple beers with friends (have an early call for a video shoot tommorow morning...), and I have to ask, what's your beer preference?

    Right now, I'm really hard up on Sierra Nevada Pale Ale... light, delicious, clean, and it's available everywhere and batches seem consistent. For a splurge and variety, I'd have to go with Sammy Smith's Oatmeal Stout... it's expensive, but the best stout I've tasted. Plus, again, it's available regularly. I guess I'm interested in trying new beers that are available at your average local distributor...

    I know us single speeders love our beer, so what's in your fridge? Again, I'm always interested in trying something new. Sorry if I offended anyone's racer-boy sensabilities with the beer talk... just curious.

    sean
    Not much in the fridge after this weekend. I like the Sierra Nevada Pale for all around. Bridgeport IPA is my fav. lighter (color) beer, Deschutes Obsidean Stout (pretty much anything made by them is just fine), Deschutes Jubilale in the holiday season, Sierra Nevada Celebration is great too, Anchor Brewing Co's Liberty Ale is a nice IPA. Red Tail ale, Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout.....the list goes on. D@mn you guys, now I am thirsty and it is only 10 am on the west coast...5 o'clock somewhere .

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    Good job! Well, since you asked...

    Quote Originally Posted by shizzle
    Alright, so I'm home early after a couple beers with friends (have an early call for a video shoot tommorow morning...), and I have to ask, what's your beer preference?

    Right now, I'm really hard up on Sierra Nevada Pale Ale... light, delicious, clean, and it's available everywhere and batches seem consistent. For a splurge and variety, I'd have to go with Sammy Smith's Oatmeal Stout... it's expensive, but the best stout I've tasted. Plus, again, it's available regularly. I guess I'm interested in trying new beers that are available at your average local distributor...

    I know us single speeders love our beer, so what's in your fridge? Again, I'm always interested in trying something new. Sorry if I offended anyone's racer-boy sensabilities with the beer talk... just curious.

    sean
    HopDevil IPA, Troegs HopBack, SmuttyNose Porter, and some Dogfish Head Chicory Stout. Otter Creek Copper Ale and Stovepipe Stout are d@mn good, as well. But I'm partial to East Coast brews.

    As for West Coast, lotsa good stuff from Rogue. For example, Dead Guy Ale and Shakespeare Stout.
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    Bipolar Drinking Disorder?

    Guiness and Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout
    Grainbelt Premium and Miller High Life

    Preferred method...
    Close to room temp Guiness on tap
    High Life by the 40 oz
    Or just mainline either of 'em

    Excuse me while i wipe the drool off the screen...god i wish i could drink at work.

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    Well....here goes....

    You colorado boys better know this one....tommy knocker maple....if you haven't been up there...get up and go, now.....

    other than that....ice cold newcastle....with frost on the mug, islands knows how to serve them...

    Messiah stout....kosher brewery in SF....good stuff
    Corona...for hot days..
    Negro modelo...
    Anchor steam....thanks rut and poacher for turning this one on!
    Anchor christmas....
    Olde English....for climbing(rock) purposes only...tradition dies slowly..
    PBR....the singlespeed gathering drink of choice!
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    Just about any of em'

    ....But good ol' Sierra Nevada Pale Ale is the trusty fav.

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    yep.

    Quote Originally Posted by TrevorInSoCal
    Sure wish they'd sell the ruination ale in 12 oz. bottles though. Don't always feel like downing 22oz. of a high-alcohol-content IPA.
    -Trevor
    on rare occasions, i'm with you on that point. i could never drive after finishing just one 22 oz'er of Russian Imperial SStout....

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    Shiner Bock- I first had it back in high school when I rode for a flegling HS team. We ran the Shertz TX to Shiner TX race which ended at the Shiner Brewery. Nobody there much seemed to care if we were HS kids or not. We had ridden....we drink.
    18 years later, I'm still drinking the stuff and riding bikes.
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    Don't drink Guiness anymore, not after I found out it wasn't vegan. Gelatin I guess.
    When i'm on the right coast I head for the Dixie beer and the Highland brewing.
    On the left I love the Rogue Dead guy. The Blue Paddle from some Colorado Company is really really good too. And, almost any beer from Oregon. Love the stuff. I learned to drink up in Portland and was lucky enough to not fall in with the pretentious PBR crowd.
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    young's oatmeal stout



    Pitch dark ale the pours with a rich, shaving-cream-like, walnut colored head. Aromas of vanilla, coffee, leather and smoke. The act of smelling this reminds me somewhat of a walk-in humidor.

    Initially, flavors of burnt caramel, dark roast coffee, smoke, and vanilla shoot through. A sweet, but balanced, milky flavor. There is a mellow aftertaste that is svelte and dark chocolate-like. A small amount of chew adds a pleasant texture. The hops, for an oatmeal stout, are plentiful and add a tiny note of zap to the backdrop of the overall substance.


    Anyhow...it's a smooth sippin' oatmeal stout. Cheers.

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    lol should be in the passion forum!

    I would have to say my #1 choice would be Kilkenny Irish Cream Ale and Caffrey's Irish Ale!, Man those are two some awsome brew's! Sleeman's Honey Brown Lager, Harp Lager, Alexander Keith's IPA, and Upper Canada Dark Ale a close behind.

    Just to name a few of my fav's..

    Like my grandfather told me once, "There is no such thing as bad beer, some are just better then others!" How true that is...
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    Bud longnecks or Sol if I'm feelin like a little south of the border action.

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    Rouge Dead Guy Ale

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    Quote Originally Posted by voodoovegan
    Don't drink Guiness anymore, not after I found out it wasn't vegan. Gelatin I guess.
    When i'm on the right coast I head for the Dixie beer.....
    So would that be the Dixie Voodoo Lager you be talkin' about? Don't forget the good stuff just across the lake from Nawlins at Abita...Turbo Dog..mmmmmmm Purple Haze...mmmmmm. Abita's not as easy to find in Tejas so I been drinkin' Shiner Hefeweisen's lately.

    BTW what's a voodoo vegan....you'll sacrifice the chicken but ya jes ain't eatin' it?

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    Guiness...Beer of Champions



    And el-Supremo Trail Pimps!!

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    tapped out

    It's always good to have a quality post-ride keg-sized selection of fine beer . . . in this case Schlafly Outmeat Stout or Fat Tire
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    All them Belgian 'crossers couldn't be wrong!

    QUOTE]I stay away from the Trappist(brewed by Trappist Monks) beers these days as I puked my ring up for a whole day once after a night drinking it..... they're evil!![/QUOTE]

    I just tried Orval Trappist Ale the other day - awesome! A champagne of beers! Otherwise, though, lately it's been Blue Moon Belgian White, Shiner Bock, and for eternal all-purpose use, Negra Modelo.

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    Taiwan Beer

    While I am partial to Stone Brewery products, this is what I've been drinking for the past 2 weeks. It's actually really good.
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    Bell's Beer

    Tasty and SS friendly...they sponsored the "Singlespeed Frosty Mug Award" at Iceman.


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    if you're gonna be that way about it

    here:

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    Dominion Lager. But when I'm hot and tired and want to pound something really quick, Rolling Rock is the only way to go.

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    Victory's Hop Devil IPA

    In my opinion Hop Devil is the best IPA made - with Stone's coming in a very close second (Sam Smith's is good as well). Other than those, my favorites are:

    Doppelbock - Ayinger Celebrator, Spaten Optimator
    Imperial IPA - Dogfishead 90 minute IPA
    APA - Anchor Liberty Ale, Three Floyd's Alpha King Pale Ale, Mad River Steelhead
    Stout - Victory's Storm King Imperial Stout
    Barlywine - Victory's Old Horizontal
    EPA - Bass

    Good beer is definitely one of my passions!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shizzle
    Alright, so I'm home early after a couple beers with friends (have an early call for a video shoot tommorow morning...), and I have to ask, what's your beer preference?

    Right now, I'm really hard up on Sierra Nevada Pale Ale... light, delicious, clean, and it's available everywhere and batches seem consistent. For a splurge and variety, I'd have to go with Sammy Smith's Oatmeal Stout... it's expensive, but the best stout I've tasted. Plus, again, it's available regularly. I guess I'm interested in trying new beers that are available at your average local distributor...

    I know us single speeders love our beer, so what's in your fridge? Again, I'm always interested in trying something new. Sorry if I offended anyone's racer-boy sensabilities with the beer talk... just curious.

    sean
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    like Fat Tire? Try "1554"

    I think "1554," named I believe for the date on the recipe New Belgium discovered, is the brewery's best. It's dark, malty, and smooth, with Saaz hops, and brewed at ale temp with a lager yeast. Boy howdy is it good.

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    Boddingtons or Caffreys are great

    beer me likey...

    Quote Originally Posted by SDizzle
    Boddingtons! Like Guiness, only better. I too have lots of tall, fat cans stacked around the house, just waiting to be drinked...
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    strange beer here

    there are some tasty beers here in eastern switzerland.
    The pictured one is made with marihuana but contains no THC at all!

    http://www.appenzellerbier.ch/
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    ... and if we just ... BELGIAN beer is awesome!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by shizzle
    Alright, so I'm home early after a couple beers with friends (have an early call for a video shoot tommorow morning...), and I have to ask, what's your beer preference?

    Right now, I'm really hard up on Sierra Nevada Pale Ale... light, delicious, clean, and it's available everywhere and batches seem consistent. For a splurge and variety, I'd have to go with Sammy Smith's Oatmeal Stout... it's expensive, but the best stout I've tasted. Plus, again, it's available regularly. I guess I'm interested in trying new beers that are available at your average local distributor...

    I know us single speeders love our beer, so what's in your fridge? Again, I'm always interested in trying something new. Sorry if I offended anyone's racer-boy sensabilities with the beer talk... just curious.

    sean
    I have learned to like beer. I have learned what hsitty beer tastes like. I have learned what good/great/awesome beer tastes like.
    I have learned that some people care more about the sale price of their Natural Light than taste.
    The beer has to taste good first. And second, it's gotta get me buzzed!!!!
    Why waste my time (more important than $$) drinking a six pack for $6.
    I can buy a fifth/750ml bottle of Belgian (style) beer for between $5 and $10. Maybe less?
    If it's American. The American styles are great and you don't have to feel foofy for buying something foreign.
    This is a tiny list of beer. NOT necasarily Belgian style.
    Hopefully brewery first, beer second.
    Dogfish Head World Wide Stought (OMG, I just released) and Raison d' Etra.
    Avery Reverend and Salvation
    Unibrou Trois Pistoles and Fin du Monde
    Sonora Old Saguaro and Inebriator Stout
    New Belgium 1554 and Tripple
    Chimay Grande Reserve
    ? Delirum Tremens
    Stone Smoked Porter and Barleywine

    bourbon--- Knob Creek (best American I have had)
    Whisky Lagavulin/Talisker/Oban
    Jonny Green and Gold and Blue ( I can't bring myself to open the Blue)

    A way to think of buying booze is like buying XTR and up.
    If you wont drop a dime against XTR or boutique, then this crap anit for you.

    When I feel low on funds I'll buy PBR baby!!

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    Go the Goat!

    Without a doubt, favourite beer these days is Mountain Goat - a microbrewery right here in sunny Melbourne, Australia.

    www.goatbeer.com.au

    If you're curious about the name - from the website:

    So why Mountain Goat? Well Dave just figured ďa 'Mountain Goatís a big hairy animal thatís never gonna fall overĒ.

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    Timothy Taylor Landlord out of the cask

    second favourite - Hoskins and Oldfield HOB bitter

    Only wish you could get either of them in Brisbane

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    Hoppy Hoppy Hoppy

    IPA's are mighty fun. Racer 5 from Bear Republic. Any Moylans brew,If ever in Fairfax(CA) try Ross Valley

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    Are you all crazy?

    I can't believe that spring is in the air, and nobody has mentioned the warm-weather classic:
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    dark, as in...

    porter, as in
    black butte porter
    rouge porter
    murphy's irish stout
    and the occasional six of shiner bock

    ahhh, beer.

    -capt p

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    Quote Originally Posted by shizzle
    Alright, so I'm home early after a couple beers with friends (have an early call for a video shoot tommorow morning...), and I have to ask, what's your beer preference?
    sean
    Shoals Pale Ale by Smutty Nose Brewery. A local made in the North East.
    Magic Hat number 9

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    Amen!

    Quote Originally Posted by bulC
    give McEwen's a taste, look for the plaid label. It's the best wee heavy scotch ale I've tried, not counting my homebrew version of course. It's 9.5 % abv.
    If you really like Real Beer, look into brewing your own, you can make better ales and lagers than you can buy, for around a buck per bomber bottle, depending on now much alcohol you want the yeast to piss out.
    5 gallons of a Sierra pale ale clone would probably run you around $20 once you've invested in the hardware. The exact same yeast Sierra uses for all its brews is widely available as Wyeast #1056.
    I was waiting for someone to mention McEwan's. This stuff kicks ass!

    Oh. And Guiness too.

    As for Domestic (Canadian) - Sleeman's Honey Brown Lager - yumm!

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    hmm. I prefer stouts and porters(any brand, they're all good man) meself. If you can't see through it, its better. Though, thats just for winter partaking. Summer, I usually drink Premium cause its cheap and tasty. Can't stand IPA's though, they give me headaches almost instantly. Best breweries I've found include, but certainly aren't limited to:
    • Bells
      Anchor
      Red Hook
      New Belgium(for more than Fat tire)
      Moose Drool(can't remember the name of these guys)
      New Glarus-my personal favorite
      any home brewer
    Just a regular guy.

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    a short list

    For store-bought beer, here is my current short list, in no particular order:

    Full Sail - Ale, Switchback, Wassail
    Rogue - Brutal Bitter, I(squared)PA, YSB
    Pyramid - Broken Rake, IPA
    Nelson - Old Brewery Ale
    Old Yale - Sargeant's IPA

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    Hamm's

    and only Hamm's

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