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Official Beer Thread

Discussion in 'Can I Play with Madness?' started by Natalie, Aug 17, 2009.

  1. Lampwick 43

    Lampwick 43 Arriving Somewhere But Not Here

    A lot of IPAs can be really heavy and kind of hard to drink, but the good IPAs are generally my favorite beers overall.

    I'm not all that familiar with the different styles or how they're made, but I know the Sierra Nevada is one of my biggest go-to's. There's also one I really like called All Day IPA by Founders Brewing. I'm not sure how widely available it is, but I believe they are based out of Michigan.

    Long Hammer IPA by Red Hook is also pretty damn good.
     
  2. MrKnickerbocker

    MrKnickerbocker clap hands

    Begyle Brewing in Chicago
    Sierra Nevada is pretty much one of the gold standards of an IPA. Still very good, if quite piney (though not by today's standards). As for All Day IPA it seems like you can get it everywhere around Illinois these days, it's the new Anti-Hero in terms of Midwest popularity. Definitely a great beer, especially since it's (I believe) less than 5% ABV.
     
  3. Maturin

    Maturin Sköldpadda

    To be fair, a lot of food, drink and delicacies came out of necessity once. Then some people started to actually like the stuff and you had a new thing.

    Was in Edinburgh this summer. Was surprised to find Brewdog (awesome brewery) was the same price as home, while the overly hopped (cheap) Swedish lager Pistonhead was at least twice the price as back home... (I like it, but it's the cheapest of the cheap... and the Tesco Express I was at wanted £2 for a 330ml can.)
     
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  4. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    Sure, and we question the wisdom of a lot of that stuff. I have tried Surströmming, and I question the intelligence of people. But yes, in general, you're right!
     
  5. mckindog

    mckindog Living for Sanctuary from the law Staff Member

    Not a fan of IPAs.
    The craft beer industry is booming at the moment in my neck of the woods and there are a lot of worthwhile brews.
     
  6. Brigantium

    Brigantium Work Geordie for hire Staff Member

    That's the rotten fish thing, isn't it.
     
  7. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    Yarp.
     
  8. Sounds just lovely
     
  9. Maturin

    Maturin Sköldpadda

    Had surströmming yesterday actually. It's nice, if you don't go all American-Youtuber on it and eat the whole fish by itself. You eat it with tunnbröd with the fish, potatoes, and red onion in there. Strong alcohol to it, with some nice lager beer helps with keeping the taste balanced. It's only overpowering if you want it to be.
     
  10. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    I have had it correctly served, yes. It's not particularly overpowering when properly made, but it still tastes really, really strongly...like...um...well, rotten fish. Glad you like it, but it ain't for me.
     
  11. To be fair I get told that the amount of vegimite I put on my toast is unholy so each to their own I guess! I'm a craft beer fan and not ashamed t0 say it!
     
  12. Brigantium

    Brigantium Work Geordie for hire Staff Member

    Shipyard pale ale. I could get used to this beer and burger habit.
     

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  13. Been drinking Veltins tonight at my local :okok:
     

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