What's Your Favorite Beer?
September 4, 2015 11:56 am at 11:56 am #1091937
pretty solid tap list at the Giant Eagle Grandview tonight.September 21, 2015 9:52 am at 9:52 am #1094124
A few pictures of some of the Breweries I visited last week in Belgium.
Verhaeghe in Vichte (Duchesse de Bourgogne)
good times, but I was so ready for a IPA when I got home.September 21, 2015 11:12 am at 11:12 am #1094162
Nice pictures vestanpance.
One thing I found while tasting other countries micro brews is that we’re all doing the same thing basically. Maybe my palette isn’t as versatile as some on say beeradvocate.com but as I’d try more and more I’d say “yep this is an CBCs IPA.. yep this tastes like [insert microbrew beer here].”
For example Ireland is starting to embrace the microbrew scene and there are some already established like Galway Hooker and trying all of their 6 beers made me feel like I was in Barley’s.
Did you have a similar experience or did these breweries surprise you?September 21, 2015 11:43 am at 11:43 am #1094168
Nice pictures vestanpance.
Did you have a similar experience or did these breweries surprise you?
In the bars most of the beers were classic Belgian style quads and tripels. It’s their old style that they have been doing forever. Some microbreweries do them in the states but I’m not sure we have any GOOD examples locally. It’s not really my style of beer anyway so I don’t seek them out.
For the breweries I chose to visit I went for the ones producing gueuze, lambics, and sours because that is the Belgian style I like. I did find after visiting soo many the tastes started to become similar in a lot of ways. But there were some (cantillon) that really stood out above the rest. Again I don’t think we have anyone Locally producing these styles well.
So overall I’d say these places are much different from what we have as far as the beer styles here in Ohio, but grouping them together, a lot of them are very similar to each other.September 21, 2015 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm #1094177
+1 re: the Cantillon reference. Love that place.
I do think that Rockmill produces some solid versions of classic Belgian styles, though at a price point that means I buy very little of their product.
Anyway, color me jealous. Belgium is a wonderful place to visit (IMHO). Lots of great beer bars, too.October 20, 2015 7:57 am at 7:57 am #1098159
Maine Beer Company officially launches it’s distribution in Ohio this Thursday https://www.facebook.com/events/1603667969886143/
If you haven’t had stuff from them I personally think they are making some of the best beer (specifically IPAs) in the country right now.October 29, 2015 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm #1099517
Positive developments on the Ohio ABV front!
Gotta love the MillerCoors objection.December 28, 2015 7:47 am at 7:47 am #1108267
Just a heads up, the Crest New Years tap list is pretty crazy.
NEW YEARS DRAFT LIST
It’s what you’ve all been waiting for! Here it is, complete! Oooooo weeeee!
Mikkeller/3 Floyds Bla Spogelse
De Du Ciel Aphrodite
Sierra Nevada BA Bigfoot
Schneider M Homage
Bell’s 30th Anniversary
Alesmith Vietnamese Speedway Stout
Abbaye de St Bon Chien 2014
Gulden Draak Brewmasters Reserve
DuPont Avec Les Bon Veuex
Thirsty Dog Wulver (BA Wee Heavy)
Omnipollo Noa (BBA Imp Stout)
Gueuze Tilquin <– yes yes more yes.
Epic Big Bad Baptist
Ballast Pt Coconut Victory At Sea
Rivertown Ojos Negros
Alesmith Hawaiin Speedway Stout
Evil Twin /Crooked Stave Ryan and the Gosling
Jolly Pumpkin/Stillwater PinchasDiscos
Hoof Hearted Everybody Wants Some
Hoof Hearted Konkey Dong
Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break Natale
JW Lees Harvest 2015
Stillwater/Namada StoufftDecember 28, 2015 5:36 pm at 5:36 pm #1108401
^import overload! That’s awesomeFebruary 2, 2016 8:50 am at 8:50 am #1113029
This newest batch of Rollerblabe from Hoofhearted is fantastic, I highly recommend seeking it out form your beer nerd friends.
Also we had a great event Sunday thanks to Meltsintowonder hoarding skills. Thanks man, my wife and I had a great time, and it was really well put together.February 2, 2016 11:09 am at 11:09 am #1113065
I recently rediscovered Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald. To me this is what a porter should taste like. I’m over the chocolate/coffee/vanilla mumbo jumbo.February 2, 2016 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm #1113090
Chris SunamiParticipantFebruary 2, 2016 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm #1113102February 2, 2016 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm #1113106
If all you want to drink are IPAs and their derivatives, sure. The variety is beers (hoppy and otherwise) produced by US craft brewers is wonderfully mind-boggling. I had Ommegang’s “Rosetta” Oud Bruin (really an oud bruin/kriek mix) last week at Growl on High. Damn. Malty, sour/sweet, cherries. Just delicious. There are tons of terrific non-hoppy craft beers out there. This winter has been bursting with a veritable cornucopia of locally-produced stouts and imperial stouts, for instance.March 31, 2016 9:38 am at 9:38 am #1120553
FYI for my fellow hop heads, Hoof Hearted tapped fresh Konkey Dong at their pub last night. I don’t think they’ve brewed this since last fall? Out of all their beers this and Roller Blabe are my favorite DIPAs
get yourself some.
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