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  1. #91
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    Re: What Beer are you drinking - Winter '10/'11

    I've been lately really enjoying Red Hook ESB. Close in profile to Sam Adams Boston Lager but just a little hoppier. Made not too far from here and it's excellent. Nice to have a good local brew here in NH.

    Cheers!

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    Re: What Beer are you drinking - Winter '10/'11

    Quote Originally Posted by craigthom View Post
    The Founders, but they are all excellent. I wouldn't turn down any of them.
    Picked up a six pack of Founders today - looking forward to trying it!
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    Re: What Beer are you drinking - Winter '10/'11

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna56 View Post
    I've been lately really enjoying Red Hook ESB. Close in profile to Sam Adams Boston Lager but just a little hoppier. Made not too far from here and it's excellent. Nice to have a good local brew here in NH.

    Cheers!
    I had no idea they'd opened a New England brewery, and I see that it was fifteen years ago. Time flies. I guess that counts as local.

    I visited the original brewery outside Seattle thirteen years ago, and even then they'd moved production to a big plant further out. The A-B distribution deal has been very good for them (and for Goose Island, apparently).

    I'd much rather the majors buy stock in and distribute existing craft breweries than make up their own craft-sounding beers (like Shocktop and Blue Moon).

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    Re: What Beer are you drinking - Winter '10/'11

    Quote Originally Posted by jcg9779 View Post
    Picked up a six pack of Founders today - looking forward to trying it!
    Grab a four-pack of Double Trouble if you can find it. If you like really hoppy beers. Otherwise you may want to skip it.

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    Re: What Beer are you drinking - Winter '10/'11

    Quote Originally Posted by craigthom View Post
    Grab a four-pack of Double Trouble if you can find it. If you like really hoppy beers. Otherwise you may want to skip it.
    I'll look for it. I just finished a Two Hearted Ale...very tasty!

    Now on to the Founders...
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    Re: What Beer are you drinking - Winter '10/'11

    Craig, I think I agree with you - I thought the Two Hearted Ale was excellent, but I may prefer the Founders. The Founders seemed to have a little more body, although they were very similar and both are terrific beers. I'm sure that I will purchase plenty more of both in the future, if I can find them!
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    Re: What Beer are you drinking - Winter '10/'11

    My neighbor gave me a 7 oz bottle of Little Kings Cream Ale...he likes it on a hot summer day. I don't expect much from it...

    http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/431/1298

    Overall.....C

    Hudepohl-Schoenling Brewing Co.
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    5.5% ABV

    It reminds me of a Mickeys or other shelf pick for those looking to get drunk. I will report on it later.

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    Re: What Beer are you drinking - Winter '10/'11

    Ate at Granite City earlier this week and finally found something I like there. I've never been over fond of their beer offerings, although their seasonals are usually pretty good. Waiter talked me into trying their version of a black and tan-- their stout and their IPA. It's great. Tastes like a decent stout now, not as bland but balanced (I'm no fan of excessively hoppy beers) I'll be ordering that again. Which is good, because their whiskey selection is pretty weak. The have Red Stag, though.

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    Re: What Beer are you drinking - Winter '10/'11

    Quote Originally Posted by Brisko View Post
    ... I've never been over fond of their beer offerings, although their seasonals are usually pretty good.
    I get the impression that they are on the watery side for micro's. I have tried their stout but it seems short on flavor, especialy compared to other local brewpubs.

    They seem to really push what they call "two pull", a 50/50 blend of Northern Light and their bock. I didn't care for it. It was sort of like putting too much water in a bourbon and branch. I wished I could have slammed half the mug and had the bar tender top it back off with the bock. It might have saved the dining experience. I like their Brother Bennie's Bock.

    I tried a sample of their "whiskey infused" scotch ale. Unless I got the standard scotch ale by mistake, I couldn't taste any whiskey. On a later trip the bar tender was the brewmaster at that location and told me they used Makers Mark and something about a "spiral of charred oak" and 150 gallons of ale. It sounds like to me he just dumped a botthe of Maker's 46 into a vat of the standard scottish ale.

    Next seasonal up is Burning Barn Irish Red. (this Sunday, I think) I'll give that one a try.
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    Re: What Beer are you drinking - Winter '10/'11

    Unibroue Maudite. a really great belgium strong dark ale. i like it just a bit more than trois pistoles, but i'm a huge fan of most things unibroue.
    Ryan

 

 

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