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2010-07-03 01:27:21 PM  
I do recommend the Oregon Brewers Guild Festival in Portland last weekend of each July. Good shiat from all over the place, not just the Pacific Northwest.
 
2010-07-03 01:27:30 PM  

Solid State Vittles: pregerstheHobo: The best CO brews are anything from Mountain Sun or Great Divide. Fark New Belgium.

Old Chub might be the best beer from a can I've ever had.


Cans are a whole different story. And yes, you are correct.
 
2010-07-03 01:28:20 PM  

sobernutz: I highly doubt any of those beers have drinkability.


Heh. That made me laugh.

My favorite non-drinkability brew is Sierra Nevada. Ken Grossman is good because he makes real ale and provides high volume (low price) for guys like me. I have been sustained by his Sierra Nevada for almost 30 years.
 
2010-07-03 01:31:22 PM  
I don't know about you guys but I think that Green Lakes is about the WORST of the Deschutes beers.
 
2010-07-03 01:31:40 PM  
I couldn't even read the article because I was distracted by what has been the most viewed article on CBS News:
i44.photobucket.com


/likes Widmer, if that doesn't make me a beer snob, so be it
 
2010-07-03 01:32:31 PM  
mmmm
waterintowino.typepad.com
 
2010-07-03 01:33:14 PM  

DingleberryMoose: rohar: Dammit, I was gonna post that.

I haven't had that particular hefe, but I love them in general. I have one left from my last batch of homebrew, and it's going with me to the beach next week. Dead Guy is a personal favorite. Also, for nationally available beers, try this hotlinked, hoppy, crisp favorite:


Another great beer. IMO. They are just down the street and it is best fresh. Thank you Dr. Maytag.
 
2010-07-03 01:33:35 PM  
Allagash White, a lot of the Avery Beers, Unibroue La Fin Du Monde (although it's Canadian), several of the Dogfish Head, and Hop Czar are some my fav. American beers. Though, I am a sucker for many Belgium Ales and Trappist.
 
2010-07-03 01:33:35 PM  
Now, I'm about as Oregonian as they come, but even our state has better beer than this. These selections are pretty tame and fit better on a list of "kind beers with which to ween yourself off of macrolager". They're all palatable and not particularly noteworthy (though quality). Particularly the Session Lager and the Widmer Hefe are pretty sub-par to be honest. I like the Green Lakes, but Deschutes just plain kicks ass in general. The Dead Guy is pretty average as craft brews come.

Fun Fact: some of the best beer in Oregon comes in a can.
www.thebrewsite.com

www.artzberger.com


/made in Ashland by real Beer Hippies
 
2010-07-03 01:34:40 PM  
Rogue Dead Guy Rogue Double Dead Guy is good.

/I will have one after I take my fat ass to the gym.
 
2010-07-03 01:34:45 PM  
One made it, Dead Guy Ale
Other favorites:
Shiner Bock
Dogfish 120 IPA
Magnolia Southern Pecan
Magic Hat #9

/Not quite a beer snob
//just like what tastes good to me
 
2010-07-03 01:35:17 PM  
Let's forget brand names for a minute and talk about favorite beer styles. What would you guys order if you were in a new brewpub with lots of varieties available and had never tried any of their brews?

I like steam beer/California common, bock, amber lager, pale ale (India or no). Oh hell, I think I just like most beer that isn't Bud or Olympia.

brigid_fitch: I'll have to try the Widmer Hefeweizen. I'm a relative beer newbie being introduced to beer by a snob. It's an entertaining experience.

Him: "Here, you'll like this one."
Me: "Ugh, tastes AWFUL!"


A place to learn more about what you might like. (new window) There's general style descriptions there, as well as recipes for anyone who wants to try a homebrew.
 
2010-07-03 01:35:21 PM  
My top 5 currently:

www.chiph.com

notg.files.wordpress.com

www.tonic.com

4.bp.blogspot.com

farm4.static.flickr.com

/all hot
 
2010-07-03 01:35:38 PM  
Stone IPA, Sierra Nevada Torpedo IPA and Inversion IPA

/not beer, what is beer?
 
2010-07-03 01:36:18 PM  
Oh, how I wish we would start exporting those microbrews to other countries. I finally got Samuel Adams and Kona Brewing in Taiwan, but it probably won't last long.
 
2010-07-03 01:36:27 PM  
Slightly off topic, but Oregon Liquor Control, plus some nut, could quite possibly have ruined craft beer in Oregon for the future:


Link (new window)

Link (new window)

The Law (30 years old):
the Liquor Control Act does not apply to the making or keeping of naturally fermented wines and fruit juices or beer in the home, for home consumption and not for sale.

The question: So does this mean we can't allow homebrew or wine to ever leave our property?

The Answer: Yes.

The Result: All competitions canceled. All homebrew confined to the home of origin.
 
2010-07-03 01:36:47 PM  

telkinsjr: //just like what tastes good to me


Only thing that matters.
 
2010-07-03 01:39:43 PM  
image3.examiner.com


Beer of Kings
 
2010-07-03 01:40:55 PM  

snowstradamus: Beer of Kings


I thought that was Tuborg
 
2010-07-03 01:42:33 PM  
4.bp.blogspot.com

Current favorite.
 
2010-07-03 01:43:20 PM  
I really only just started getting into craft beers and this thread has given me some ideas. Locally, I really enjoy Thomas Hooker on the whole, particularly their Hop Meadow IPA. Delicious when you only want one or two.
 
2010-07-03 01:44:36 PM  
no Mac-n-Jack's African Amber?

the shame of it all.
 
2010-07-03 01:45:07 PM  
img248.imageshack.us
 
2010-07-03 01:45:56 PM  
If you want to limit it to nationally-available "big" craft breweries (almost every state/region is going to have amazing local breweries), IMO New Belgium, dogfish head, and Sierra Nevada need to be included. New Belgium's Ranger IPA is fantastic and hoppy without being too crazy, Sierra Nevada's Summerfest Lager is a fantastic light, crisp beer for summertime, and Dogfish Head makes so many great beers (90 minute IPA is overall my favorite).

A friend of mine just got back from a trip to Colorado, and he brought back a 12-pack of Depuceleuse from Avery Brewing Co. I'm very excited...
 
2010-07-03 01:46:28 PM  
beeradvocate.com
 
2010-07-03 01:46:32 PM  

RogermcAllen: Kung_Fu_Hamster: brigid_fitch: I'll have to try the Widmer Hefeweizen. I'm a relative beer newbie being introduced to beer by a snob. It's an entertaining experience.

Him: "Here, you'll like this one."
Me: "Ugh, tastes AWFUL!"

Widmer and Pyramid hefeweizens are a great place to start

If a person likes coffee, I always start with Left Hand Milk Stout and Breckenridge Oatmeal Stout. Works every time.


I think that's what's throwing my friend off. I HATE coffee and he's pushing lagers & stouts on me.
 
2010-07-03 01:46:38 PM  
the best beer brewed in the country is this :

http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/three-floyds-dark-lord-russian-imperial-s​tout/1591 7 /
 
2010-07-03 01:46:40 PM  
rileyswinesoftheworld.com

Any of them, really.

Dortmunder is my fav.
 
2010-07-03 01:46:51 PM  
nuxx.net

and

image3.examiner.com
 
2010-07-03 01:47:10 PM  
can't get this where i live now. makes me miss the west coast.
beeradvocate.com
 
2010-07-03 01:47:14 PM  
I actually just came back from a week long conference in Portland. As an enthusiastic hop head I was in heaven. Rogue was the beer sponsor for our conference, with open bars at all of the Receptions and special events. I drank a LOT of their Brutal IPA. Brought back some Dead Guy with me and Deschutes Inversion IPA. Desolation IPA was great (brought back some of that too), and another IPA whose name I can't recall. I think my favourite though was at the Deschutes Pub downtown, hand pulled XPA. That was farking fantastic.
 
2010-07-03 01:47:41 PM  
PIC OF LOCAL/REGIONAL BEER THAT I LIKE

[something about how everyone should know this beer]
[something else about how Yuengling is not special]
[approval of one of the choices]

/love dat beer
//no seriously i do feel the same way you guys do about those beers
 
2010-07-03 01:47:43 PM  

coasterdigi: Any of them, really.

Dortmunder is my fav.


that would've been a great simul-post
 
2010-07-03 01:49:17 PM  
I prefer an arrogant bastard when I can get it. However these threads always give me something new to try.
 
2010-07-03 01:50:27 PM  
s5.tinypic.com


/hot
 
2010-07-03 01:50:39 PM  

ElFugawz: PIC OF LOCAL/REGIONAL BEER THAT I LIKE

[something about how everyone should know this beer]
[something else about how Yuengling is not special]
[approval of one of the choices]

/love dat beer
//no seriously i do feel the same way you guys do about those beers


One of the really good things about beer is that there are lots of good choices out there and people are free to make up their own minds and drink what they like. When you post a personal favorite, you're giving your internet friends you'll never meet a chance to try something you like. It's a nice thing to do. Your post, otoh...
 
2010-07-03 01:50:54 PM  
www.brocofly.com
 
2010-07-03 01:52:28 PM  

Giant Clown Shoe: coasterdigi: Any of them, really.

Dortmunder is my fav.

that would've been a great simul-post


Indeed, sir. Indeed.
 
2010-07-03 01:52:55 PM  

Ladies & gentlemen... The best beer, EVAR:

www.japoneitor.com

Don't agree? Well then... Your argument is invalid and you are gayer than a bag of penises.

 
2010-07-03 01:53:21 PM  
I like all those beers, but they aren't even the best made by those companies let alone best in Oregon let alone best in the US.

Full Sail is probably my favorite brewery though. Nothing spectacular comes out of there, but every single thing they make is better than everything else on the shelf of my local grocery store.
 
2010-07-03 01:55:36 PM  

brigid_fitch: RogermcAllen: Kung_Fu_Hamster: brigid_fitch: I'll have to try the Widmer Hefeweizen. I'm a relative beer newbie being introduced to beer by a snob. It's an entertaining experience.

Him: "Here, you'll like this one."
Me: "Ugh, tastes AWFUL!"

Widmer and Pyramid hefeweizens are a great place to start

If a person likes coffee, I always start with Left Hand Milk Stout and Breckenridge Oatmeal Stout. Works every time.

I think that's what's throwing my friend off. I HATE coffee and he's pushing lagers & stouts on me.


This made me think of this (new window), a brew done by Red Hook for a short time that was absolutely awesome, especially when served from a cask using an old beer engine at the brewery.

Of course, you don't like coffee, so you'd have hated it.

Bring it back, Red Hook!
 
2010-07-03 01:58:15 PM  
Hale's Cream Ale
Manny's Pale Ale

/Seattle
 
2010-07-03 01:59:48 PM  

brigid_fitch: I think that's what's throwing my friend off. I HATE coffee and he's pushing lagers & stouts on me.


Funny. A co-worker, not a beer drinker, and I went to Berlin. She did not like any "heavy" tasting beer. We went to a place that had fresh Cologne Kolsch. She hated it. At that point I decided some folks just don't enjoy beer.
 
2010-07-03 02:00:07 PM  
2.bp.blogspot.com

Resurrection. End of story.
 
2010-07-03 02:00:54 PM  

Hurricane Flippy: Rip Curl, Pale ale, Amber, IPA... So good!
you must try each!


If your near one of their brewhouses, you have to try the cask conditioned ales they serve. Beer doesn't get any better than when it's handpumped straight from the cask and Full Sail Amber Ale is as tasty as it gets.
 
2010-07-03 02:02:22 PM  
Wino picking beers? Makes sense.

I'll recommend he drink Mad Dog, Night Train and Imitation vanilla extract. Definitely the most booze for your buck.
 
2010-07-03 02:03:26 PM  

The All-Powerful Atheismo: Solid State Vittles: sobernutz: I highly doubt any of those beers have drinkability.

And how cold tasting are they? I mean, it's important that beer tastes cold.

Only if it's the pure, refreshing taste of the Rockies


Where is the blue indicator thingy to tell me when it is cold enough to drink?
 
2010-07-03 02:03:41 PM  

poonesfarm: Current favorite.


Currently in my fridge.
 
2010-07-03 02:04:24 PM  

natazha: Wino picking beers? Makes sense.

I'll recommend he drink Mad Dog, Night Train and Imitation vanilla extract. Definitely the most booze for your buck.


You forgot Bumpy Face.
 
2010-07-03 02:04:51 PM  

macbrak: widmer Hefeweizen? FAIL


FTFY. The Hefeweizen is a solid beer (that I typically only enjoy at the ballpark), but it's not their best beer. The Broken Halo IPA is OK, but if you can find it, try their new Deadlift Imperial IPA in 12 oz. bottles. It's amazing.

Their Gasthaus is great, too--all sorts of of one-off and experimental beers. I give Widmer a pass most days because despite being a "big" brewery (for a craft brewery, at least), they never forget their roots and do small batch beers all the time. I see Rob and Kurt Widmer at beer events here in Portland all the time.
 
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