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  1. #311
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    What beer are you drinking? Winter 12/13

    Half Acre Double Daisy Cutter
    3 Floyd's Rye'd Da Tiger
    Schlafly Tasmanian IPA
    Widmer Brothers Russian Imperial Stout
    Nell's Black Note Barrel Aged Stout
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    Re: What beer are you drinking? Winter 12/13

    New Albion Ale, a recreation by Sam Adams of the legendary beer of that name brewed in Sonoma, CA from 1977-1982. Jack McAuliffe (now 68), the original brewer and co-owner of New Albion Brewery, worked with Jim Koch of Sam Adams to ensure a faithful reproduction. The beer is fairly pale and uses two-row barley malt and Cascade hops only. It is markedly bitter and stresses that element over aroma, the Cascade is probably used more for bittering than aroma. It has a medium body and a yeasty tang too albeit it is not bottle-conditioned as the original was. It appears to me to be roughly filtered, which is fine. In my view, this is very much in the style of pale English bitter beers, the "pint of bitter" kind of beer. It is 6% ABV but that is what those beers were when they first became popular in the early 1800's. McAuliffe served with the U.S. Navy at a submarine tender base in Holy Loch, Scotland in the mid-60's. He enjoyed the beers there and determined to brew an English-style pale ale when he came back, starting up in 1976 with a hand-built small brewery. Jack couldn't get financing to keep it going after '82 but today has sort of re-entered the brewing scene and has certainly made a splash IMO with this historic pale ale that is the inspiration for the hundreds of pale ales and IPAs out there today. (It shares that distinction with Liberty Ale of the very fine Anchor Brewery of San Francisco). It doesn't taste like a Dale Pale Ale or Stone IPA, it cuts its own swath, but anyone interested in what a certain kind of English pale ale was, and is, shouldn't miss it.

    Some background: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QaiMvo8iQ0c

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    Last edited by Gillman; 02-19-2013 at 18:29.

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    Re: What beer are you drinking? Winter 12/13

    Enjoying a Leffe Blonde after a productive and profitable day at the office. The Leffe is kinda my bridge beer between heavier Winter beers, and the Spring releases. It's a nice transitional, for me.
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    Re: What beer are you drinking? Winter 12/13

    Quote Originally Posted by smokinjoe View Post
    Enjoying a Leffe Blonde after a productive and profitable day at the office. The Leffe is kinda my bridge beer between heavier Winter beers, and the Spring releases. It's a nice transitional, for me.
    "nice transitional for me",...yeah I'll say, you are thinking Spring already and up here we are wishing with our fingers crossed that it isn't cold for Memorial Day weekend.
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    Re: What beer are you drinking? Winter 12/13

    Quote Originally Posted by smokinjoe View Post
    Enjoying a Leffe Blonde after a productive and profitable day at the office. The Leffe is kinda my bridge beer between heavier Winter beers, and the Spring releases. It's a nice transitional, for me.
    Try the Leffe Brune too. I used to drink it all the time in France and loved it.
    "I distrust a man who says 'when.' He's got to be careful not to drink too much, because he's not to be trusted when he does." Sydney Greenstreet

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    Re: What beer are you drinking? Winter 12/13

    Quote Originally Posted by unclebunk View Post
    Try the Leffe Brune too. I used to drink it all the time in France and loved it.
    I know there is another Leffe at the Monger, but not sure it's the Brune. I'll seek it out though, Hank. Thanks!

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    Re: What beer are you drinking? Winter 12/13

    Boulevard Brewing Double Wide IPA, 3 Floyd's Zombie Dust, and Bell's Hopslam...
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    Re: What beer are you drinking? Winter 12/13

    West 6th Amber Ale.

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    Re: What beer are you drinking? Winter 12/13

    Any you guys have some thoughts on Corona Familiar?

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    Re: What beer are you drinking? Winter 12/13

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    Any you guys have some thoughts on Corona Familiar?
    Esta cerveza no es bueno.

 

 

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