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Old 06-09-2012, 10:31 AM   #21
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for pure taste and enjoyment, i like a bottle of st. paulie girl, dark. but for a workaday beer, busch beer fills my requirements for taste in an affordable, unpretentious clean flavored brew....
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Old 06-09-2012, 02:58 PM   #22
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I confess I'm not a big beer drinker. A 6-pack usually lasts about a month in the fridge. There are a few I really like, though. Goose Island Honkers Ale is probably my all-time favorite. I also enjoy Fat Tire, Stella Artois, and Sam Adams from time-to-time.
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Old 06-09-2012, 03:08 PM   #23
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Harry,

Some of the Beers I have had on one of my numerous trips to the UK, are:

Theakson Yorkshire Ale
Traquair Ale - Scotland
Samuel Smith - England
Bass Ale - England
Felinfoel - Welsh

Though PIMMS is not a Beer, in 1849 James Pimm concocted a gin blend, herbal and fruit liquor for his restaurants. Though not a beer, we had a few various varieties ...

To say good evening: John Gay from the Beggar´s Opera once said:
Fill every glass for wine inspires us and fires us with courage, love and joy ...

I am a wine drinker, though as previously mentioned I enjoy a beer depending on the cuisine I am dining on ... and I am open, however, it must be very chilled ...

Enjoy wkend, Ciao.
Margi.
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Old 06-09-2012, 05:17 PM   #24
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I thought I would share our brew pub experience from last night.....
We went to a brew pub called Atomic Ale House, so named for the area we are visiting near the Hanford Nuclear Plant. All of the handcrafted beers and some of the food had names that reflected the area. The decor of the pub was reflective as well with some good historical photos and such. This town was originally built for the folks who built/worked at the nuclear plant. I started off with a Porter (I can't believe I didn't write those names down)! DH had their summer Hefeweizen that had been infused with Marionberries. (unusual) we ordered their special red potato soup made with Hefeweizen it was really tasty. For our main dish we ordered a thin crust hand tossed wood fired pizza. 1/2 was back bacon, sausage and bratwurst and the other half we ordered their special, bacon, pineapple and back bacon. Both with red sauce, they were excellent! DH ordered another beer, so I ordered the beer sampler which I missed the first time. It could have been a mistake as they brought 7 different beers in about 2-1/2 oz glasses. Here's what I tried:

Half-Life Hefeweizen
Atomic Amber
Plutonium Porter
Burkes Blonde (named for the brewmaster$
Oppenheimer Oatmeal Stout
International Proton Pale Ale
Backscatter Blackberry Wheat
I guess they weren't pulling "Rector Core Red"
DH had to help me finish and it was good thing we were walking back to our hotel ;-)
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Old 06-09-2012, 05:40 PM   #25
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Let me see......hmmmmm
I was afraid of that...
Atomic Ale House....
2834 miles away.
Shucks!
Sounds like y'all had a great time!!
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Old 06-09-2012, 05:40 PM   #26
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The quality of the Pilsner Urquell available in my area seems to have declined since it was taken over by SABMiller.
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Old 06-09-2012, 07:41 PM   #27
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The quality of the Pilsner Urquell available in my area seems to have declined since it was taken over by SABMiller.
That is why I brew my own
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Old 06-09-2012, 07:48 PM   #28
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Harry,

Some of the Beers I have had on one of my numerous trips to the UK, are:

Theakson Yorkshire Ale
Traquair Ale - Scotland
Samuel Smith - England
Bass Ale - England
Felinfoel - Welsh

, however, it must be very chilled ...

Enjoy wkend, Ciao.
Margi.
Every one of those beers would be better at 48-53F (9-13 celsius). The flavors are released as the beer warms, especially Traquair House (one of my favorite beers to brew)
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Old 06-09-2012, 11:27 PM   #29
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A fun way to learn different beers is to buy a Saranac Trail Mix
6 pack. Each beer has a description of the characteristics and
flavors on the neck label!
I have found that most "microbrews" are good both slightly chilled
and really cold.... sometimes different flavor notes are accented
depending on the temperature.
My favorites are hoppy beers like IPAs, but i also enjoy stouts and
malty beers too.
Since I grew up drinking the cheap stuff, a nice cold Miller Lite or
Coors Light (or even Milwaukee's Best) still is appreciated.
(Score of the year: Saranac 12 packs of assorted ales and stouts
for $8.00 at Jungle Jims in Cincinnati! Got 3 cases.)
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Old 06-09-2012, 11:31 PM   #30
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I really like a hoppy IPA Dogfish head 60 minute is a local favorite
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