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Old 04-24-2010, 07:18 AM  
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50 Beers to Try Before You Die

Thought the beer snobs here might like this article (and probably critique the hell out of it).

http://www.wisdeo.com/articles/view_post/2984
(CBS) You've heard of "100 Bottles of Beer on the Wall"?

How about 50 to try before you die?!
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Old 08-16-2011, 02:52 PM   #1021
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Tried the Two Joker's Double Wit, and I liked it. My wife hated it. In what way is a double wit related to a sour beer? It was fairly sour, but I enjoyed it.
They changed the recipe to include 25% sour version (via lactic fermentation) blended in. It's a bit of Berliner Weisse like character that really takes the beer to a world-class level.
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Old 08-16-2011, 02:53 PM   #1022
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Any fans of Dogfish Head?

Can't get it here, but I'm heading to Chicago this weekend and want to give it a shot.

Any specific style of theirs I should try?
Most of their beers are gigantic and very sweet. Their historic ales series is pretty interesting. I really like their Sah'tea and Chateau Jiahu historic ales. They have a lot of beers worth trying. What sorts of styles are you interested in?
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Old 08-16-2011, 03:08 PM   #1023
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Any fans of Dogfish Head?

Can't get it here, but I'm heading to Chicago this weekend and want to give it a shot.

Any specific style of theirs I should try?
most anything is worth a try, but one of their most straight forward beers (imo), and absolutely delicious, is the Indian Brown Ale...
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Old 08-16-2011, 03:33 PM   #1024
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Saison-Brett is one of Earth's best beers.
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Old 08-16-2011, 06:45 PM   #1025
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I got my hands on some Dogfish Head Chateau Jiahu last night. I highly recommend this one, golden in color, some honey, grape and spice notes. Low carbonation and very drinkable for such a high abv. Very good shit!
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Old 08-28-2011, 07:02 PM   #1026
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Old 08-30-2011, 01:41 PM   #1027
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This list is bound to piss off the KC beerists:

http://www.thekitchn.com/thekitchn/b...le+Feedfetcher

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You know those amber waves of grain? Well, it turns out they can be made into some mighty fine beer. These seven Midwestern breweries show us how it's done.

Erase any ideas you might have of Midwestern beers being only of the Miller and Schlitz variety. This new generation of local breweries are reaching deep into the regions beer-brewing roots, adding some modern twists, and producing some outright amazing brews.

• Three Floyds Brewing Co.
Munster, Indiana
Think of this brewery as punk rock meets brewing.
Beers to Try: Alpha King Pale Ale, Gumballhead Wheat Ale, Dark Lord Imperial Stout

• Goose Island Beer Company
Chicago, Illinois
Brewing up some excellent Belgian-style beers along with classic brews.
Beers to Try: Pere Jacques Belgian-Style Abbey Ale, Honker's Ale English-Style Bitter, Bourbon County Barrel-Aged Stout

• Surly Brewing Company
Brooklyn Center, Minnesota
Cooling tempers with full-bodied and full-flavored beer since 2005.
Beers to Try: Bender Brown Ale, Furious IPA, and CynicAle Farmhouse Ale

• Bell's Brewery
Kalamazoo, Michigan
There's something for everyone in this brewery's line-up of over 20 beers.
Beers to Try: Hopslam Double IPA, Kalamazoo Stout, Oberon Wheat Ale

• Founders Brewing Company
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Go big or go home. These beers don't pull any punches.
Beers to Try: Breakfast Stout, Dirty Bastard Scotch Ale, Centennial IPA

• Great Lakes Brewing Company
Cleveland, Ohio
Singlehandedly saving Ohioans and I-90 travelers from bland beer.
Beers to Try: Burning River Pale Ale, Edmund Fitzgerald Porter, Great Lakes Christmas Ale

• New Glarus Brewing Company
New Glarus, Wisconsin
A little brewery with some big beers.
Beers to Try: Back Forty Bock, Moon Man Pale Ale, Dancing Man Wheat
I had a very hard time narrowing this list down to just seven breweries. (Especially in Michigan. Wow, you guys have some good breweries!)
Give a shout-out to your favorite midwest brewery! Whose beers would you road-trip for?
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Old 08-30-2011, 01:55 PM   #1028
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This list is bound to piss off the KC beerists:

http://www.thekitchn.com/thekitchn/b...le+Feedfetcher
There's some good beers there, but when I think of the Midwest, I don't think of Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio and Minnesota.
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Old 08-30-2011, 02:10 PM   #1029
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There's some good beers there, but when I think of the Midwest, I don't think of Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio and Minnesota.
Yeah... all of those breweries are in the Great Lakes states. Most are withing a few hundred miles of each other. Not really "the Midwest"....
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Old 08-30-2011, 05:40 PM   #1030
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Those are awesome (albeit obvious) breweries. Not a single part of me is pissed off that the author wasn't inclusive enough.

As for the defintion of Midwest, I'm a supporter of the all-inclusive definition. The Midwest stretches from Ohio through Kansas. Why? Because everyone in that span thinks of themselves as living in the Midwest, so why not.
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Old 09-11-2011, 05:27 PM   #1032
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Just popped a bottle of Life and Limb, a collaboration between Sierra Nevada and Dogfish Head. Highly recommend it. Fantastic beer.
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Old 09-16-2011, 11:02 AM   #1033
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Old 09-16-2011, 11:06 AM   #1034
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Just popped a bottle of Life and Limb, a collaboration between Sierra Nevada and Dogfish Head. Highly recommend it. Fantastic beer.
Saw this at my local store. Will probably get one for tonight.
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Has anyone tried any brews from Cathedral Square? I have a Belgian White sitting in the fridge awaiting me.

Also have a He'Brew Lenny's R.I.P.A. 4 pack and a sixer of Schlafly Pumpkin Ale. It's going to be an excellent evening.
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