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Going to the states for a month at the end of march, can anyone recommend any decent american beers, i will not be drinking miller lite or budweiser!

52 (edited by 12xSweatersxRed 03-02-2010 16:31:48)

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jamesleaves wrote:

Going to the states for a month at the end of march, can anyone recommend any decent american beers, i will not be drinking miller lite or budweiser!

if you go anywhere near s.f the brewery called anchor does the decent beers, i recommend anchor steam in particular.

cold beer in my mouth and tears in my eyes

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brooklyn beers are nice. those aforementioned flying dog range of brews are well decent. i like the deam man ale. I like most of the yank ales that I've tasted.

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"dead" man, not "deam".

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Kingmob wrote:
Ad wrote:

and also, have lately been a big fan of the definitely veg, Samuel Smith's organic fruit beers...

Locally, Harveys and Dark Star do some good stuff. I used to LOVE Dark Stars OATMEAL stout until they stopped doing it. have noticed there is a Chocolate Stout on tap in the Evening Star in Brighton and I mean to try that imminently

The Samuel Smith ones are good, but I like the Belgian ones better.

Have you tried the Espresso Stout Darkstar had? That was really lovely.

yep - I like the Belgian ones too. one of the highlights of my trip to Belgium was in fact drinking the Krieks and Fruity Lambic beers.

same pub in Brighton does a really good Kriek.
Lots of people rate that Espresso Stout, and I reckon it's alright,  but I didn't like it as much as the Oatmeal one!

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Gloom wrote:
Kingmob wrote:

I'd be a big fat liar if I didn't say that made me smile.

No longer a pet hate according to your signature then!

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U.S. beers

owt from the following breweries

Rogue
Stone
Dogfish Head
Goose Island
Great Divide
Odell
Terrapin
Founders
Alesmith
Green Flash
Russian River
Deschutes
Three Floyds

If only these beers werent so ridiculously priced when theyre sold here

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Ad wrote:

yep - I like the Belgian ones too. one of the highlights of my trip to Belgium was in fact drinking the Krieks and Fruity Lambic beers.

liefman's is the best kriek. i also enjoyed a wide range of beers in belgium. love leffe too.

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jamesleaves wrote:

Going to the states for a month at the end of march, can anyone recommend any decent american beers, i will not be drinking miller lite or budweiser!

brewer's art ressurection if you're in baltimore. a lot of sugar so if you're not a fan of sweeter ales then better just to stick with brewer's art ozzy or beacon if you're more partial to lighter ales.

if you're on the west coast, just be sure to sample as many microbrews as humanly possible.

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US beers:

Yuengling
Goose Island
Brooklyn

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currently enjoying a burton empire pale ale, with a great logo

http://www.burtonbridgebrewery.co.uk/Graphics/Labels/Empire.gif

not normally my favourite beer style, but at a hefty 7.5% this one is a bit tasty.

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Fray Bentos wrote:

I drink a lot of wine these days, but this is certainly a beer thread. Good ban.

plenty of people on this forum can be dicks, nothing wrong with that. but being a dick in the beer thread? that's going too far.

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Andy Malcolm wrote:
Fray Bentos wrote:

I drink a lot of wine these days, but this is certainly a beer thread. Good ban.

plenty of people on this forum can be dicks, nothing wrong with that. but being a dick in the beer thread? that's going too far.

totally.
i mean, fuck, even I managed to contribute in a civil and worthwhile manner to it and i'm the most straightedge dude in the entire country...

"the deadening futility of day-to-day life will be temporarily washed away in a flood of blessed and cleansing torment"

so what do vegans eat anyway?!

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crabbies alcoholic ginger beer is quite nice.

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graz, i was in your city all weekend but we didn't see you (or anyone else i know up there, for that matter)... hanging in leith at rob's new flat. easter road area.
my drink of choice for accompanying the saturday night curry while there was fentiman's curiosity cola though.

"the deadening futility of day-to-day life will be temporarily washed away in a flood of blessed and cleansing torment"

so what do vegans eat anyway?!

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when i was a drinker.. Red Stripe - why would you fuck around with anything else more expensive? i just wanted to get pissed.

past tense.

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fentimans do a nice ginger beer as well............. if i knew you were up i would have popped out to see ya

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Andy Malcolm wrote:

currently enjoying a burton empire pale ale, with a great logo


Check these out

http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v2347/185/20/50253149500/n50253149500_1254335_4145.jpg

http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v2347/185/20/50253149500/n50253149500_1254334_3691.jpg

hmmm a new tattoo?

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graz wrote:

fentimans do a nice ginger beer as well............. if i knew you were up i would have popped out to see ya

had a bottle of that in the van whilst driving back down...

we were just moving rob's stuff up, got in late friday night, bit of hanging out saturday, curry and DVDs then back down here sunday. i'll be up with the bike later in the year though. glentress? inners?

"the deadening futility of day-to-day life will be temporarily washed away in a flood of blessed and cleansing torment"

so what do vegans eat anyway?!

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those bombardier ones are a bit too self aware for me. sherlock holmes with a cricket bat? churchill in sergeant peppers? what's all that about? nice beer, mind.

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What the fuck is Henry VIII doing playing for Celtic too. He was clearly a Rangers man.

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Kingmob wrote:
Pags wrote:

the polish don't mess about when it comes to alcohol.

testify. Tyskie is my favoured Lager these days, bloody lovely stuff. Although I recently discovered I've been saying it wrong for months. I'm sticking with my mispronounciation though, it has a nice ring to it.

love this stuff too! good shout.

would agree with andy that the bombardier logos are playing up the twee a bit too much. beer equivalent of bad indie pop. lovely beers though so not sure how much i can complain.

Pseudo Colonial Pineapple Tour, 2011

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Tyskie is on offer at the Somerfield down the road from me at the moment. Fantastic beer, and the bottle is a great size. There's plenty of them sitting in my kitchen waiting to be recycled.

In terms of an easy to drink pint, I find it very difficult to look past Amstel. Just fantastic.

Over the last couple of years I had been drinking a lot of Newcastle Brown because it's in a wicked bottle, tasted amazing and was always a safe bet if you were in a grotty looking pub and didn't trust that the taps were clean. Seeing as I've been vegetarian for three years I decided it was time to quit drinking fish too, and so Grolsch in bottles has become my new failsafe.

Probably my favourite beer though is the Hugh Fernley-Whittinstow [wassisname] brewed STINGER. It's made with nettles which is way badass, and is an ale so makes me feel like a real hard bastard. It tastes like a lager though, and is generally just brilliant. They used to sell it in the pub in the middle of nowhere where I used to gigs, but the only place I've found it in Brighton is in Infinity so it is of course loads of money. Any tips on where I can get it cheaper?

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That fentimans ginger beer is awful, didn't like it all, give me any proper throat stinging, uber fizzy, Jamaican root ginger beer in a loud can from a corner shop anyday...

I miss McEwans 80' (Bob)........ A stallwart of the North East...... Also, and I appologise for digression, I also hate the McDonalds advert where it's describing other words for a Pound ie Quid etc, and it says 'Bob'... Eh? A Bob is a shilling, a five pence piece, allways has been, fuckin' McDonalds, evil and stupid bastards they are.............

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DUNCAN wrote:

RE: Polish Beer,

http://a01.cdn.a.pl/Zdjecie-10541/Debowe-Mocne-puszka-500ml-Full.jpg

This shit will fuck you up, it fucking says WARZONE on the tin, man.

Love this one, only picked it up because of WARZONE.

Stout - do you live in the UK? Whereabouts are you getting the zwyiec porter from?