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Re: Really Good Beers

Postby agiant on Sat Nov 26, 2016 6:14 pm

I've trying different beers lately, my favorites so far:

Karmeliet tripel:
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Fuller's London Porter:
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and a local beer, La Virgen 360:

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Re: Really Good Beers

Postby enframed on Sun Nov 27, 2016 1:20 am

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Re: Really Good Beers

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Re: Really Good Beers

Postby a leg plaster on Sun Nov 27, 2016 4:12 pm

When I've had beers recently (and when it's not Belgian stuff) I've reached for:

Laurelwood's Workhorse IPA - Portland, OR
Sierra Nevada's Celebration Ale Fresh IPA - Chico, CA

Both pack a little punch, Workhorse especially at 7.5 abv, but are absolutely delicious. Celebration has become something I look forward to being released each year. Buy a couple bottles of each from Trader Joe's when I get my other usual crap and I'm good to go.
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Re: Really Good Beers

Postby ErikG on Sun Nov 27, 2016 7:44 pm

As of late I have enjoyed a few offerings by Off Color.

Seems like mostly Saison/Farmhouse beers.
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Re: Really Good Beers

Postby bakebisbife on Wed Nov 30, 2016 11:16 am

^ apex predator is a wonderful hoppy saison. off color just announced their forthcoming taproom in lincoln park, just south of the whole foods on kingsbury: http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/ ... nd-brewery

last night, i had stone's double bastard bigger longer uncut, which is scotch barrel aged. holy smoke(s). it was like drinking an ed hardy t-shirt from the lost and found at richard's. an unlikely scenario, but you get the idea.
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Re: Really Good Beers

Postby enframed on Wed Nov 30, 2016 1:08 pm

ErikG wrote:As of late I have enjoyed a few offerings by Off Color.

Seems like mostly Saison/Farmhouse beers.



I just ordered Off Color Troublesome Gose for the restaurant I work in. Haven't tried it yet but I'm excited to.
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Re: Really Good Beers

Postby Tommy on Wed Nov 30, 2016 5:31 pm

enframed wrote:
ErikG wrote:As of late I have enjoyed a few offerings by Off Color.

Seems like mostly Saison/Farmhouse beers.



I just ordered Off Color Troublesome Gose for the restaurant I work in. Haven't tried it yet but I'm excited to.


It's great, but don't expect a straight up gose or anything remotely as sour as Anderson Valley's offerings. I believe Off Color combines their wheat base beer before with the soured gose to make this blend. Basically results in a milder gose. Super easy drinking.
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Re: Really Good Beers

Postby ErikG on Wed Nov 30, 2016 5:41 pm

bakebisbife wrote:^ apex predator is a wonderful hoppy saison.

I agree. The Aqua Predator may be even better. I also tried an Abbey style that I really enjoyed.

bakebisbife wrote: off color just announced their forthcoming taproom in lincoln park, just south of the whole foods on kingsbury: http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/ ... nd-brewery

Exciting!
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Re: Really Good Beers

Postby enframed on Sat Dec 03, 2016 4:50 am

Tommy wrote:
enframed wrote:
ErikG wrote:As of late I have enjoyed a few offerings by Off Color.

Seems like mostly Saison/Farmhouse beers.



I just ordered Off Color Troublesome Gose for the restaurant I work in. Haven't tried it yet but I'm excited to.


It's great, but don't expect a straight up gose or anything remotely as sour as Anderson Valley's offerings. I believe Off Color combines their wheat base beer before with the soured gose to make this blend. Basically results in a milder gose. Super easy drinking.


I can dig really sour beers, but I'm not a fan of Anderson Valley's. If it's anything like Evil Twin Mission Gose I'll be pretty stoked.
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Re: Really Good Beers

Postby agiant on Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:32 pm

Young's Bitter
Fuller's London Pride
La Chouffe
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Re: Really Good Beers

Postby Ivan Dobsky on Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:57 am

Yeah, I love La Chouffe.
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Re: Really Good Beers

Postby PEPPER! on Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:49 pm

Tommy wrote:
enframed wrote:
ErikG wrote:As of late I have enjoyed a few offerings by Off Color.

Seems like mostly Saison/Farmhouse beers.



I just ordered Off Color Troublesome Gose for the restaurant I work in. Haven't tried it yet but I'm excited to.


It's great, but don't expect a straight up gose or anything remotely as sour as Anderson Valley's offerings. I believe Off Color combines their wheat base beer before with the soured gose to make this blend. Basically results in a milder gose. Super easy drinking.

yeah I generally like their stuff, especially the Apex series. they make one beer, "Fierce," which is a Berliner Weisse and it's sour as fuck. great on a hot day. I see them as part of a new guard of Chicago breweries (Off Color, Une Annee, and IBW off the top of my head) who are doing cool stuff with yeast strains instead of just automatically hopping the fuck out of everything (Finch's, Revolution, and Half Acre to some extent).

they now distribute Odell everywhere in Chicago and I really like their 90 Shilling. it's their version of Caledonian 80/-, a Scottish beer I like that you can't get in the states. from what I can tell it's pretty close, seems a little more Western-US-hoppy than the original. FM Night Tools M.D. often brings some Caledonian over and I'm looking forward to checking 'em out side-by-side next time he does.

Wiseacre's "Gotta Get Up" is my go-to stout right now, it's the one in the pink and black cans, great stuff. their pilsner and IPA are also solid.

favorite bomber I've had lately is IBW-25, best bottle they have done IMO.
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Re: Really Good Beers

Postby seriocomicterrorism on Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:37 am

I'm not typically an IPA person, but the Tree House Brewing Co. Green IPA is probably the best beer I've ever tasted.

The company is pretty badass. You can only get their beers by visiting the on-site store in Monson, MA. They'll probably start distributing pretty soon but they've held out and proliferated on that small scale model for a long time, which speaks to the quality.

http://treehousebrew.com/beers/
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Re: Really Good Beers

Postby Tree on Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:09 pm

PEPPER! wrote:they now distribute Odell everywhere in Chicago and I really like their 90 Shilling. it's their version of Caledonian 80/-, a Scottish beer I like that you can't get in the states. from what I can tell it's pretty close, seems a little more Western-US-hoppy than the original. FM Night Tools M.D. often brings some Caledonian over and I'm looking forward to checking 'em out side-by-side next time he does.

Oh shit, I didn't know they were out there now. I'm no hop head, but I've loved or at least liked almost every variation of the IPA that they make. Their OG IPA was my first love and still remains my favorite general find-in-most-stores IPA, even I can't really drink six of them. Their Drumroll APA is miles better than their old pale ale, too.
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Re: Really Good Beers

Postby crustandcrumb on Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:27 pm

Yo Midwesterners:

Short's Superfluid was just released. I mean it was literally bottled like a week ago. A real triumph of no-bullshit westcoast throwback DIPA over the deafening bell of that hype-train if you follow.
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Re: Really Good Beers

Postby Madman Munt on Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:52 pm

You know the Yeastie Boys brewery? I saw some of their beers today. I don't know if they are really good or not because the name makes me think of Vaginal Yeast Infection (would not see). No way am I fucking drinking frothy Candida juice...

Why not call your brewery Ass Herpes or Throat Gonorrhea?

Oh hey, this is what I really wanted to say: Majestic have Harviestoun's Schiehallion. Now that is a really good beer!
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Re: Really Good Beers

Postby Facundo on Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:08 pm

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Sweet beer, caramel taste, balanced. favs: Maredsous Blond and Maredsous Tripel.
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Re: Really Good Beers

Postby travis k on Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:45 am

New Belgium Pilsner
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Re: Really Good Beers

Postby strangeone on Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:09 am

My go-to lately has been Bell's Two Hearted Ale. At only $16.99 for a 12-pack at Kenwood Liquors, such a deal. If you can make it through 8 of these, you're a champ. My record is 10.
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