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2014-01-13 04:37:10 PM

Boo_Guy: I really wish I could get Yuengling  in Ontario,  I don't go deep enough into the US to ever see it.

/cue the "that beer is crap" comments


Are you still in Guelph like your profile says?  They distribute in New York, so you should be able to get it in Buffalo.  I'm in Michigan and it's sold all over the place here, so I wouldn't think it's that hard to find in New York.
 
2014-01-13 04:37:26 PM

CleanAndPure: American breweries?

I'm sure the beer I want isn't on there.


And we are done here.

My local microbrew is  http://www.nickelbrook.com/. Just fantastic.
 
2014-01-13 04:39:10 PM

TheShavingofOccam123: Here's the same map with all of the US breweries that overhop their ales removed:




/dig the sound of those crickets


I can state firsthand that the brewmaster @ Hourglass (listed), does not overhop.

/ I'll snack on the crickets, thanks.
 
2014-01-13 04:45:13 PM
Can't tell if I'm just overlooking it, but I don't see Tommyknocker Brewery in Idaho Springs.  We visited over the summer and I thought their brews were very good.
 
2014-01-13 04:49:19 PM

Ringshadow: [bellsbeer.com image 640x469]

[www.craftbrewingbusiness.com image 600x337]


I see  my work here is done.

My roommate and his Special Lady Friend were in Grand Rapids this weekend for a family function.  I half jokingly (eh, less than half joking) told them they should stop by Founders and fill up my growler from the *last* time I was on that side of the state.  They said they didn't think they'd have time.

/DIDN'T HAVE TIME TO STOP AT FOUNDERS
//headdesk
///Last time I got the SO a never-bottled special taproom beer... I'm kicking myself for not remembering the name.  What I thought it was is not showing up on the Google, I think I'm mashing it up in my head with a Dragonmead brew.

In any case, damn good.  And strong.  Really, really, really strong.
 
2014-01-13 04:55:14 PM
I've been drinking this lately, its really good...

www.grolsch.co.uk
 
2014-01-13 04:57:41 PM

Deathfrogg: The only beer that matters.

Moose Drool


That one is definitely in my top 5 and at this point in my life, I'm comparing it to several hundred varieties.

The best I've ever had though: New Belgium Brewing's

beerforlunch.net

Sadly, no longer available. I would have happily sacrificed my liver on this alter.
 
2014-01-13 04:58:29 PM

Badafuco: Sober just over 4 years now, but boy did I love Samuel Smith's Winter Welcome


Congratulations!
 
2014-01-13 05:00:13 PM

Polish Hussar: Boo_Guy: I really wish I could get Yuengling  in Ontario,  I don't go deep enough into the US to ever see it.

/cue the "that beer is crap" comments

Are you still in Guelph like your profile says?  They distribute in New York, so you should be able to get it in Buffalo.  I'm in Michigan and it's sold all over the place here, so I wouldn't think it's that hard to find in New York.


I'd have to try Michigan,  I'm not allowed to drive in New York anymore.

/I payed the speeding ticket,  but I refuse to pay an admin. fee to remove the points it caused since I'm not even a NY resident.
 
2014-01-13 05:00:14 PM
Unless I'm missing a bigger version somewhere in TFA, you can't farking read it.
 
2014-01-13 05:00:16 PM

busy chillin': My favorite:
[s17.postimg.org image 420x455]


I've got a recipe for that right here...
 
2014-01-13 05:11:25 PM

Polish Hussar: Boo_Guy: I really wish I could get Yuengling  in Ontario,  I don't go deep enough into the US to ever see it.

/cue the "that beer is crap" comments

Are you still in Guelph like your profile says?  They distribute in New York, so you should be able to get it in Buffalo.  I'm in Michigan and it's sold all over the place here, so I wouldn't think it's that hard to find in New York.


I'm in metro Detroit, too. Where do you find Yuengling, besides over the border in Ohio?
 
2014-01-13 05:19:22 PM

ferretman: Badafuco: Sober just over 4 years now, but boy did I love Samuel Smith's Winter Welcome

Congratulations!


This!
 
2014-01-13 05:24:23 PM

ubermensch: Polish Hussar: Boo_Guy: I really wish I could get Yuengling  in Ontario,  I don't go deep enough into the US to ever see it.

/cue the "that beer is crap" comments

Are you still in Guelph like your profile says?  They distribute in New York, so you should be able to get it in Buffalo.  I'm in Michigan and it's sold all over the place here, so I wouldn't think it's that hard to find in New York.

I'm in metro Detroit, too. Where do you find Yuengling, besides over the border in Ohio?


Damnit, my mind is playing tricks on me again.
 
2014-01-13 05:24:28 PM

Maul555: I've been drinking this lately, its really good...

[www.grolsch.co.uk image 600x600]


Oh good god man!  How can your intestines deal with the European version of Coors?
 
2014-01-13 05:25:17 PM

TheShavingofOccam123: Here's the same map with all of the US breweries that overhop their ales removed:

[www.worldatlas.com image 559x368]


/dig the sound of those crickets


Heh, heh. Couldn't agree more. Fortunately, there actually are a handful of small breweries out there that brew good non-hoppy beers. You have to really dig to find them, but it's often well worth the effort.
 
2014-01-13 05:26:28 PM

Deathfrogg: The only beer that matters.

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 500x337]


You know, it's entirely possible that beer wouldn't have made it through it's early years without my help.  I did my best to help with funding :)

/2 kegs in the shop right now
//ok, honestly, 1.5 kegs
 
2014-01-13 05:27:56 PM
World's worst beer (as ranked by Ratebeer) gets no love. But at least it's Naturally bad.

res.cloudinary.com
 
2014-01-13 05:40:41 PM

TheShavingofOccam123: Here's the same map with all of the US breweries that overhop their ales removed:

[www.worldatlas.com image 559x368]


/dig the sound of those crickets


I live near Lost Abbey brewery, and they'd take issue with your map.

barleypapa.files.wordpress.com

/Mmmmm, Lost & Found.
 
2014-01-13 05:42:08 PM

The Dog Ate My Homework: TheShavingofOccam123: Here's the same map with all of the US breweries that overhop their ales removed:

[www.worldatlas.com image 559x368]


/dig the sound of those crickets

Heh, heh. Couldn't agree more. Fortunately, there actually are a handful of small breweries out there that brew good non-hoppy beers. You have to really dig to find them, but it's often well worth the effort.


I think weyerbacher's blithering idiot is a very good Belgium style barleywine which isn't imported to where I live. Still, I would normally go for the real deal and just go for a rocheford 10, sint bernardus abt or a gouden carolus; cuvee van de keizer edition.
 
2014-01-13 05:45:44 PM

SewerSquirrels: Sadly, no longer available. I would have happily sacrificed my liver on this alter.


I didn't like beer until I tried a good sour, that was my gateway.
I'm not sure it's anything like your long-lost "Clutch", but if you haven't tried this:

www.foodandthought.co.uk

... you may want to give it a shot.  Still certainly the best sour ale I've ever had.
 
2014-01-13 05:46:49 PM
coopaleworks.com
 
2014-01-13 05:58:56 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: I follow the following rules:

1. Is it local? I only drink beer that is brewed close to where I am purchasing it.
2. Is it organic? I won't drink a beer that isn't using the safest ingredients.
3. Is it either a lambic or an IPA? I will only drink beers that have a noticeable depth of flavors.

That's it. I don't mess around with unhopped beers unless they are sour lambics. The blandest I'll go is Stone's Double Bastard ale.


AverageAmericanGuy has just lobbed a lit match into a warehouse full of fireworks. Let's see what happens!

/Bravo!
 
2014-01-13 06:03:35 PM

Gawdzila: SewerSquirrels: Sadly, no longer available. I would have happily sacrificed my liver on this alter.

I didn't like beer until I tried a good sour, that was my gateway.
I'm not sure it's anything like your long-lost "Clutch", but if you haven't tried this:

[www.foodandthought.co.uk image 315x375]

... you may want to give it a shot.  Still certainly the best sour ale I've ever had.


Thanks! Hopefully I can find that one locally. If not, I have an excuse to make a run to Blue Max (the regional beer heaven).
 
2014-01-13 06:05:33 PM
My local go-to...

beerpulse.com
(Yes, it is a bit over-hopped, but I like it that way. Meh. :P)

Failing that, I can usually find this most places I wander...

gastrotraveling.com
 
2014-01-13 06:11:01 PM

TheShavingofOccam123: Here's the same map with all of the US breweries that overhop their ales removed:

[www.worldatlas.com image 559x368]


/dig the sound of those crickets


Ah. So you're that guy.
 
2014-01-13 06:17:56 PM
They missed a bunch in northwest Arkansas. Core Brewing Company makes the best ESB I've ever had.
 
2014-01-13 06:20:45 PM

SewerSquirrels: Deathfrogg: The only beer that matters.

Moose Drool

That one is definitely in my top 5 and at this point in my life, I'm comparing it to several hundred varieties.

The best I've ever had though: New Belgium Brewing's



Sadly, no longer available. I would have happily sacrificed my liver on this alter.


They make the sour brown ale la folie and another sour that's dry hopped. I buy every la folie I find.
 
2014-01-13 06:24:15 PM

BKITU: AverageAmericanGuy: I follow the following rules:

1. Is it local? I only drink beer that is brewed close to where I am purchasing it.
2. Is it organic? I won't drink a beer that isn't using the safest ingredients.
3. Is it either a lambic or an IPA? I will only drink beers that have a noticeable depth of flavors.

That's it. I don't mess around with unhopped beers unless they are sour lambics. The blandest I'll go is Stone's Double Bastard ale.

AverageAmericanGuy has just lobbed a lit match into a warehouse full of fireworks. Let's see what happens!

/Bravo!


Yeah, I found that a bit confounding and then I realized people are different. Some people eat cilantro willingly. Cilantro and parsley leaves look almost identical, but if I roll a parsley leaf between my fingers and then sniff it, I don't end up scrubbing my hand in Clorox solution afterward.

Then again, some IPA's are quite good & some lambics are a good dessert beverage. I don't know why anybody would drink them all the time though.
 
2014-01-13 06:39:02 PM
Once upon a bender I had (what I think was) an excellent chocolate stout. I have no idea what it was and I haven't been able to find it since. Anybody have an idea of what it might have been?
 
2014-01-13 06:39:49 PM

SewerSquirrels: Deathfrogg: The only beer that matters.

Moose Drool

That one is definitely in my top 5 and at this point in my life, I'm comparing it to several hundred varieties.

The best I've ever had though: New Belgium Brewing's

[beerforlunch.net image 300x300]

Sadly, no longer available. I would have happily sacrificed my liver on this alter.


Makes sense that the greatest. band. ever. is also a great beer!
 
2014-01-13 07:09:54 PM

Burns like hellfire: SewerSquirrels: Sadly, no longer available. I would have happily sacrificed my liver on this alter.

Makes sense that the greatest. band. ever. is also a great beer!


Yep. First show I saw was Elephant Riders...must have been 16 years ago. Simply delightful. I don't remember how many times I've seen them since. I always think I'm to old for the mosh, but I always end up in there sooner or later.
 
2014-01-13 07:45:04 PM
wow!  They have Growlers on there!


/where they don't sell bottles, but you can get a .... wait for it ....  GROWLER filled.
 
2014-01-13 08:37:41 PM
They missed the Blue Moon Brewery at the Sandlot or whatever the place in right field of Coors Field is...they have a couple of good beers that I've only seen there and the Great American Beer Festival.  I'm not sure if they still make it but they had a beer called Right Field Red or something like that, it was pretty good if you like reds.

/Go Rockies
//Go Broncos
///WOOOOOOOOOOOOO
 
2014-01-13 08:40:02 PM

meddleRPI: Interesting. Three Notch'd is on there, and they only opened a few months ago, but Starr Hill is not...


How is three notch'd?
 
2014-01-13 08:44:27 PM
LUCID Foto. Local brew in Minneaolis. Tried it last week while enduring the Polar Vortex. Not too shabby.
 
2014-01-13 10:00:13 PM
Nobody has reproduced my fave just yet. (Gotta bring the bottle back for "das Pfand" one of these days...):

i1235.photobucket.com
 
2014-01-13 10:15:10 PM
Not on the map: If you're ever up in the Antelope Valley north of Los Angeles, stop in at the Kinetic Brewing Company on Lancaster Blvd. in Lancaster and order a "Rusted Gear." You'll thank me.

/Their most popular brew. An American Brown Ale; I'd describe it as a "sweet Guinness".
 
2014-01-13 10:29:38 PM

Deathfrogg: The only beer that matters.

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 500x337]


Deathfrogg speaks the truth.
 
2014-01-13 10:50:27 PM

idesofmarch: Wow, I'm surprised at how current this list is.  They have Galaxy Brewing Co. of Binghamton listed - they only opened a few months ago.  I'm impressed.  More are opening soon though, so it'll be interesting to see how long it takes for them to be added.


There are a ton of places in both Alabama and Arkansas that aren't on the map, and those are the only two states whose brewing scenes I've got any knowledge of.
 
2014-01-13 10:52:13 PM

natgod: They missed a bunch in northwest Arkansas. Core Brewing Company makes the best ESB I've ever had.


LOVE me some Core ESB. They're also missing Fossil Cove and at least one or two others from NWA, plus Stone's Throw and Flyway in LR... yet Refined Ale is on there? I dunno where they got their Arkansas data from.

Hopefully next time I'm in Fayetteville it WON'T be Bikes, Blues and BBQ weekend and I'll be able to actually get out to some of those places.
 
Rat
2014-01-13 10:57:57 PM
i235.photobucket.com

™ plenty to go around
 
2014-01-14 12:56:05 AM
didn't realize central texas has so many breweries; glad to see big texan on the map too.
 
2014-01-14 01:18:00 AM

soakitincider: didn't realize central texas has so many breweries; glad to see big texan on the map too.


They gotta do something to cover up the taste of their water. Besides, alcoholism is practically their official State disease. If you're not a drunk in Texas, they start listening in on your phone calls and watching your house.
 
2014-01-14 01:21:47 AM

soakitincider: didn't realize central texas has so many breweries; glad to see big texan on the map too.


 yuuuuuup.  we drink a lot.
 
2014-01-14 01:23:04 AM

Deathfrogg: soakitincider: didn't realize central texas has so many breweries; glad to see big texan on the map too.

They gotta do something to cover up the taste of their water. Besides, alcoholism is practically their official State disease. If you're not a drunk in Texas, they start listening in on your phone calls and watching your house.


this is 100% true...
 
2014-01-14 01:28:05 AM

Maul555: soakitincider: didn't realize central texas has so many breweries; glad to see big texan on the map too.

 yuuuuuup.  we drink a lot.


unfortunately, the bastrop brewhouse is shutting down at the end of the week. they had a good porter.
 
2014-01-14 03:02:24 AM
thefullpint.com
 
2014-01-14 08:45:25 AM

SewerSquirrels: Once upon a bender I had (what I think was) an excellent chocolate stout. I have no idea what it was and I haven't been able to find it since. Anybody have an idea of what it might have been?


i.imgur.com
 
2014-01-14 04:50:12 PM
blogs.westword.com
 
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