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Re: Best Beer in the World ?

Post by spacemanrich » Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:44 am

With the link, didn't I tell you to take it " with a grain of salt. " I, agree w/ you. Widmer !!! I'll drink a true german hefe weizen w/ the cloves/banana-like esters, but not that. Sierra Nevada pale ale was a pioneer, but still there are better pale ales out there now that are a lot smoother. Pliny is over-rated ( i've mentioned this before ). Heard a lot about Heady Topper out of Vermont. Bell's is very good and I also like New Holland Brewing Co. ( their beer line is fantastic ) out of MI. No one ever mentions New Glarus out of WI with their cherry porter/stout made out of tart cherries from Mackinaw Island.

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Re: Best Beer in the World ?

Post by spzretent » Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:29 am

Just seems like that list could almost have been made 20 years ago.
New Glarus make the best fruit beers in the world.
Belgian Cherry
Raspberry Tart
Strawberry Rhubarb
All fantastic. I just wish they were higher in abv.
They are also inexpensive at $8 per wine bottle size bottle. Problem is you have to go to Wisconsin. No outside distribution.
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Re: Best Beer in the World ?

Post by spacemanrich » Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:16 pm

ANOTHER SURVEY ! This one is Zymurgy ( a homebrew magazine ). I used to subscribe to this one a long time ago. (3) of the top 5 beers are from Michigan : 2 Hearted Ale (Bell's), Founder's Breakfast Stout (Founder's), Hopslam (Bells).

Interesting to read the comments too from other people.

http://www.sfgate.com/beer/article/Plin ... 230592.php

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Re: Best Beer in the World ?

Post by TheWarmth » Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:46 pm

The New Glarus fruit beers are now $10 a bottle. I'm going there this weekend and will probably grab one or two. They're so good.

Regarding Heady Topper, I've had it twice. Once was about 3 years ago and my friends and I were very, very impressed. However, about a year ago we managed to score four more cans and it was dramatically less impressive. I don't know if they changed the recipe or what, but it wasn't nearly as good. Definitely a bummer.

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Re: Best Beer in the World ?

Post by spacemanrich » Mon Jun 26, 2017 2:15 am

Had New Glarus once or so at the GABF ( Great American Beer Festival ) - Denver, CO way back in the day 96' or so. Definately made an impression. Getting some of their beers is probably harder than scoring crack cocaine ... :shock:

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Post by spzretent » Mon Jun 26, 2017 2:48 pm

TheWarmth wrote:The New Glarus fruit beers are now $10 a bottle. I'm going there this weekend and will probably grab one or two. They're so good.

Regarding Heady Topper, I've had it twice. Once was about 3 years ago and my friends and I were very, very impressed. However, about a year ago we managed to score four more cans and it was dramatically less impressive. I don't know if they changed the recipe or what, but it wasn't nearly as good. Definitely a bummer.
I think some of the better smaller breweries have passed them by. It happens. I had a beer last week that is the best Michigan beer I have tasted in probably 10 years. Drafting Table- Lurky NE Red IPA. It is brewed 30 minutes from here. So many new breweries have upped their game.
I have a mixed case of New Glarus fruit beers coming this weekend. Cant wait.
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Re: Best Beer in the World ?

Post by TheWarmth » Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:24 pm

I bought a New Glarus Serendipity and a sixer of Moon Man, which, admittedly, is not spectacular, but it's a good everyday beer.

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Re: Best Beer in the World ?

Post by TheWarmth » Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:25 pm

spacemanrich wrote:Had New Glarus once or so at the GABF ( Great American Beer Festival ) - Denver, CO way back in the day 96' or so. Definately made an impression. Getting some of their beers is probably harder than scoring crack cocaine ... :shock:
Nah, that shit is EVERYWHERE in Wisconsin. You can buy it at gas stations. But, if you don't live in or near WI, you have to have someone score it for you.

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Re: Best Beer in the World ?

Post by spzretent » Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:25 pm

Currently an amazing summer beer released as a seasonal.
Brewery Vivant Tropical Saison in pint cans. Pineapple and mango Saison. Fantastic on these hot, sweaty summer nights.
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Re: Best Beer in the World ?

Post by spacemanrich » Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:49 pm

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Mate went down to San Diego and got all these wonderful sours from Council Brewing - $80 for the lot.

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Re: Best Beer in the World ?

Post by spacemanrich » Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:46 pm

There has been a decline in pubs the last decade or so and I knew about that citing the price of pints, cheaper booze at Tesco's, declining drinkers, popularity of wines, health reasons, etc., etc. but this is a bit much with the small chain of British pubs called, " White Punks ". Instead of throwing darts they have installed throwing axes (see photo).

Maybe, its just me, but I see a calamity in the works here.

Pissed Punter + Ax = Not a good idea

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/wor ... 756799001/

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Re: Best Beer in the World ?

Post by TheWarmth » Tue Oct 24, 2017 12:27 am

spacemanrich wrote:There has been a decline in pubs the last decade or so and I knew about that citing the price of pints, cheaper booze at Tesco's, declining drinkers, popularity of wines, health reasons, etc., etc. but this is a bit much with the small chain of British pubs called, " White Punks ". Instead of throwing darts they have installed throwing axes (see photo).

Maybe, its just me, but I see a calamity in the works here.

Pissed Punter + Ax = Not a good idea

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/wor ... 756799001/
These axe throwing places are popping up in the US, too. I've never been to one and I'm not sure if the ones here serve alcohol, but yeah ... sounds like a pretty terrible combination to me. Also, "White Punks" ... ugh. Terrible name.

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