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Beer, Cider, & Sake

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What's with all these craft beers?

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by gutreactions 6 months ago

Caught a commentary by commentator/comedian Jim Gaffigan on CBS Sunday Morning Show this past weekend lambasting the explosion of craft beers/microbreweries around the country. It struck me as true...

Help me break free from Pilsner Urquell

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by waste49 12 years ago

Help a beer novice break away from Pilsner Urquell. I love it, but there must be another pilsner just as good out there! Suggestions? Am I forever stuck in Plzen?!?

Looking for a good, quality beer that has low IBU (low bitterness)

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by LeoNYC 8 years ago

I would love to find a regular, good quality beer like Sam Adams Boston Lager, but that one that is not as bitter as Sam Adams (it has IBU of about 30). I am aware of the wheat bears and Belgia...

ORBIT beer

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by BluPlateSpec 11 years ago

Anyone remember ORBIT beer? It was available in Florida in the earlier sixties, the beginning of the space race. I think I used to get a six pack for 99 cents and the alcohol content must have been...

Fuller's Beer business sold to Asahi

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by TroyTempest 2 months ago

From the article. A spokesman for Asahi said the Japanese group was committed to making beer at the Chiswick site, which employs 400 people. “Based on the agreement, we will continue to brew beers...

Hundreds of Breweries Tell Sierra Nevada “We’re In” on Wildfire Relief Beer

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by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

" . . . Sierra Nevada is creating a beer, Resilience IPA, in which every dime from its sales will go back to the people impacted by the Camp Fire. Brewery founder Ken Grossman wrote a letter, askin...

Bass Ale - The Horror

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by DocHolliday 7 years ago

I picked up a 12-pack of Bass Ale this weekend after a having gone quite a while without buying any for whatever reason and I was astonished as to how bad it tasted. NOTHING like the Bass Ale I re...

Japanese Craft Beer Tasting (FREE), Oct 11, San Franciso

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by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

"Attention all beer geeks! Come Drink in A New Language as we sample Japanese Craft Beers from the country's top breweries. Japanese Craft Beers are rich with harmonious flavors, designed to awaken...

The evil of InBev

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by Chinon00 12 years ago

I hear a lot of negative press about InBev (and others) and never quite understand the beef. Is the issue the fact that they control international brands like Beck's, Boddingtons, Spaten, etc, and ...

Pearly Wit

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by MOREKASHA 7 months ago

I just "discovered" Pearly Wit by Springdale (actually a Jacks Abbey sub brand). It's replaced Allagash white as my fave Wit. So many people get this style totally wrong by their misuse of spices....

Cerveceria Aguamala | El Sauzal - Ensenada

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by Melanie Wong 7 months ago

On our way back to town from a lovely dinner in June at El Pinar de 3 Mujeres https://www.chowhound.com/post/el-pinar-de-tres-mujeres-valle-de-guadalupe-ensenada-1075125 , we stopped at Cerveceria ...

Rhinegeist Brewery (Cincinnati, Ohio)

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by CincyBarge 2 years ago

Has anyone had the pleasure of drinking a Rhinegeist beer? I had a half and half Rhinegeist porter/ale not long ago, and I was in beer heaven! I think the porter was a limited release, but was incr...

"Whale" Hunting in Connecticut

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by Phil_A_Mignon 9 months ago

I'm a craft beer freak. Taking the family to Mystic for a vacation in a few weeks. While I can't justify taking "excursions" to Trillium, The Alchemist, Tree House, Hill Farmstead, or the like ... ...

Alcohol free beers?

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by seefoo 10 months ago

I moved myself to "beer-land" and kinda went over board. i am cutting way way back now. i am an avid MTN-biker and there is just something about drinking a beer after a hard and grueling ride. ...

Help find Welsh Ale ???

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by hounddog 12 years ago

Years ago I found this great ale at trader joes called welsh ale. It had a very simple lable,imported from wales. Went back and they had no more. Never saw it again. A friend in the business said t...

Molson Ale

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by rcspott 9 years ago

I think Molson used to sell a beer that was called Molson Ale and I haven't seen it in years. Do they still make it and is it sold anywhere in the US?

Norwegian Beer - Ringness

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by jethro 11 years ago

Just wondering if anyone has ever tried this beer. A friend brought a large bottle back from Norway & I liked it. It was heineken-ish, for lack of a better description. A few summers ago, I had ...

Who here drinks non-alcoholic beer?

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by theirisnetwork 8 years ago

Hey guys and gals, recently I was given O'Doul's as a client for a class, and I've got to be frank, I'm not well versed in those who prefer to drink non-alcoholic beer and I was wondering if you wo...

Philly six packs?

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by MOREKASHA 1 year ago

Is it legal to be able to buy six packs in Philly these days? If so, where is the best place in center city or south philly to buy good beer, aka craft? I'm looking to score a six of Deschutes Jube...