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#1 Post by Brian Lynch » November 29th, 2017, 1:36 pm

I have been away from the What Beer Are You Drinking Thread for a while, so I thought I'd try to catch up by throwing this out there for those who want to play.

No need to tie folks to three specific categories so you can pick three styles and/or geographic producers of your choosing and list your top three in each. Thanks!

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#2 Post by c fu » November 29th, 2017, 3:29 pm

stout: probably 2016 BA abraxas. A real hitter among a lot of BA stouts
IPA: Double Citra HillFarmstead
"sour": 3f Zenne b1
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#3 Post by Jason Hagen » December 10th, 2017, 11:33 am

Rochefort 10 - Best beer in the world.

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RRB Consecration
The Bruery - Tart of Darkness

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#4 Post by Coleman SB » December 19th, 2017, 11:12 pm

Cantillon Iris
North Coast Old Stock Ale (preferably with some age on it)
Weihenstephaner Krystallweiss
Starkey-Bethel

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#5 Post by c_choi_ » December 21st, 2017, 10:54 am

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#6 Post by Chris Bublitz » December 22nd, 2017, 8:22 am

Top three porters:

Founders Porter
Great Lakes Brewing - Edmund Fitzgerald Porter
Odell Cutthroat Porter

Just my opinion

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#7 Post by Kevin Stine » January 4th, 2018, 1:51 pm

Not sure if this counts as 'three' categories, but since it is all I drink then:

Stout - Bourbon County Stout

Barrel Aged Stout - Perennial Abraxas

Barley wine - Pipeworks Rohrwerker
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#8 Post by Michae1 P0wers » January 4th, 2018, 2:49 pm

c fu wrote:stout: probably 2016 BA abraxas. A real hitter among a lot of BA stouts
IPA: Double Citra HillFarmstead
"sour": 3f Zenne b1
The BA Abraxas is pretty killer, as is their BA Sump Coffee stout. However, I prefer Side Project 3 Candles. Available in brewery or tasting room only, aged three years in 4 Roses barrels, 15% BV, and served still!

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#9 Post by Mike Cohen » January 4th, 2018, 3:05 pm

VT style pale ales:

Hillfarmstead Susan
Hillfarmstead Edward
Frost Really Pale Ale
Upper Pass First Drop
Burlington Beer Co. Elaborate Metaphor

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#10 Post by Patrick Keigan » January 4th, 2018, 4:19 pm

Sour: 3f Malvasia Rosso
Stout: De Molen Misto B.A. Hel and Verdomenis
IPA:La Cumbre Elevated

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#11 Post by Brian Lynch » January 11th, 2018, 10:55 am

Thanks. Keep em coming!

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#12 Post by c_choi_ » January 11th, 2018, 12:28 pm

Michae1 P0wers wrote:
c fu wrote:stout: probably 2016 BA abraxas. A real hitter among a lot of BA stouts
IPA: Double Citra HillFarmstead
"sour": 3f Zenne b1
The BA Abraxas is pretty killer, as is their BA Sump Coffee stout. However, I prefer Side Project 3 Candles. Available in brewery or tasting room only, aged three years in 4 Roses barrels, 15% BV, and served still!
They had 3 Candles at FWIBF one year and definitely enjoyed it.
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#13 Post by Dennis Atick » January 11th, 2018, 1:57 pm

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#14 Post by Scott Sutherland » January 11th, 2018, 9:21 pm

Mexican Styled Lagers
1. El Sully (21st Century)
2. El Oso (Bear Republic)
3. Pacifico

Heresy, I know.

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#15 Post by Steven Miller » January 11th, 2018, 10:03 pm

I've been on a Belgian inspired kick for a while. If any of the beers below are on the taplist I'm drinking.

Belgian Quad

Westvleteren 12
La Trappe Oak Aged (easily sourced locally)
St. Bernardus abt 12 (easily sourced, and close to the W as reportedly the same recipe but still not quite the same)


Lambic/Kriek

Brasserie Cantillon Kriek 100% Lambic
Pfriem Oud Kriek
Double Mountain Tahoma Kriek


Belgian Strong Dark

Gouden Carolus Cuvée van de Keizer - Blauw
Pfriem Cognac Barrel Aged Belgian Style Dark Ale
Deschutes The Dissident (Oud Bruin)


American Wild Ale (put Devil's Kriek here as it's listed as an American Wild Ale in Untappd)

Russian River Consecration
Double Mountain Devil's Kriek
Double Mountain Devil's Cuvee Kriek (Oak Aged)
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#16 Post by Scott Sutherland » January 12th, 2018, 6:38 am

Steven Miller wrote:I've been on a Belgian inspired kick for a while. If any of the beers below are on the taplist I'm drinking.

Belgian Quad

Westvleteren 12
La Trappe Oak Aged (easily sourced locally)
St. Bernardus abt 12 (easily sourced, and close to the W as reportedly the same recipe but still not quite the same)


Lambic/Kriek

Brasserie Cantillon Kriek 100% Lambic
Pfriem Oud Kriek
Double Mountain Tahoma Kriek


Belgian Strong Dark

Gouden Carolus Cuvée van de Keizer - Blauw
Pfriem Cognac Barrel Aged Belgian Style Dark Ale
Deschutes The Dissident (Oud Bruin)


American Wild Ale (put Devil's Kriek here as it's listed as an American Wild Ale in Untappd)

Russian River Consecration
Double Mountain Devil's Kriek
Double Mountain Devil's Cuvee Kriek (Oak Aged)
Nice! Any recs for lighter Belgians? Maybe more in the blonde or double style? I really enjoy these beers but struggle with the heavier ones.

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#17 Post by Steven Miller » January 12th, 2018, 9:27 am

Scott Sutherland wrote:
Nice! Any recs for lighter Belgians? Maybe more in the blonde or double style? I really enjoy these beers but struggle with the heavier ones.

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Scott,

Here are some nice Oregon choices.

Double Mountain Tahoma Kriek (sour strong blond with Tahoma cherries)
Pfriem Strong Blonde (easy to find on the shelf in Oregon grocery stores)

Excellent Belgian Strong Golden's you can find at a good beer store

Gulden Draak Brewmasters Edition
Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers Stille Nacht
Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers Boskeun

Double's

Chimay Rouge (Première)
Maredsous 8° Brune
St Bernardus Prior 8

All of the Double Mountain Kriek's should work for you, as long as you don't mind moderately sour brews.

Don't ignore Saison's, such as:

Firestone Walker L'il Opal (fantastic!)
Pfriem Barrel Aged is a fantastic example as is their Super Saison (these may be very tough to find outside of Oregon).
Logsdon Seizoen Bretta

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#18 Post by Jason Hagen » January 14th, 2018, 7:50 am

Jason Hagen wrote:Rochefort 10 - Best beer in the world.

Others
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The Bruery - Tart of Darkness

Jason
A big pet peeve of mine is when people do not properly read the question. I am guilty here. Sorry.

I'll take a proper shot at this later.

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#19 Post by Steven Miller » January 14th, 2018, 9:23 am

I read it as top 3 beers per category... I couldn't settle on just 3 categories so I chose 4. I also wanted to make sure beers which most can source were included.
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#20 Post by Cris Whetstone » January 14th, 2018, 12:37 pm

It's winter so there are a couple of winter releases here. You pick the category because at least two of these don't really fit any category folks would place them in normally.

Anchor Christmas Ale
Founders Breakfast Stout
Deschutes Red Chair - I haven't actually bought any yet this season but I cannot wait. Easily my favorite release every year. I wish it was released in spring for summer.
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#21 Post by Jason Hagen » January 14th, 2018, 12:57 pm

Belgian Strong or Tripel
Russian River - Damnation
Unibroue - La Fin du Monde

Belgian Qaud
Trappist Rochefort 10
Trappist Westvleteren 12

IPA
Beachwood - Thrillseeker
Society - The Pupil
Fort George - Vortex

I haven't been exploring too many new beers recently and my memory has faded on some of the great beers I have had. But that list could keep me happy.

And for a guilty pleasure, sometimes I just need and ice cold ... ICE COLD! Coors Light.

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#22 Post by Steven Miller » January 14th, 2018, 1:08 pm

We could start a separate thread just for the favorite winter ale.

This year mine are:

Pfriem Belgian Christmas Ale (sold out in a week!)
Block 15 Figgy Pudding
Deschutes Jubelale
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#23 Post by Brian Lynch » January 18th, 2018, 10:39 am

Jason Hagen wrote:Belgian Strong or Tripel
Russian River - Damnation
Unibroue - La Fin du Monde

Belgian Qaud
Trappist Rochefort 10
Trappist Westvleteren 12

IPA
Beachwood - Thrillseeker
Society - The Pupil
Fort George - Vortex

Jason
Really enjoyed the Pupil when I visited SD. Did not have time to hit Beachwood - next time! I've been to Unibroue's brewpub and their whole lineup is incredible. La Fin du Monde and Peche Mortal are faves.

Thanks folks!

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#24 Post by Jason Hagen » January 18th, 2018, 11:58 am

Brian Lynch wrote: I've been to Unibroue's brewpub and their whole lineup is incredible. La Fin du Monde and Peche Mortal are faves.

I am hoping to visit in August. Such a fantastic brewery. If I had to choose only 1 brewery to drink (thankfully I don't have to choose), it would probably be Unibroue. La Fin, Maudite, Trois Pistoles, & Don de Diue.

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#25 Post by Mike Maguire » January 21st, 2018, 7:47 am

Cris Whetstone wrote:It's winter so there are a couple of winter releases here. You pick the category because at least two of these don't really fit any category folks would place them in normally.

Anchor Christmas Ale
Founders Breakfast Stout
Deschutes Red Chair - I haven't actually bought any yet this season but I cannot wait. Easily my favorite release every year. I wish it was released in spring for summer.
Tried the Red Chair yesterday and really liked it, it reminded me of Copper Hook from Red Hook.

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#26 Post by Brandon R » February 12th, 2018, 10:34 am

Fun thread. According to my Untappd app, here are my tops:

IPA: (it's a tie) Stone Enjoy by 2/14/14 and Alchemist Heady Topper
Wild Ale: Almanac Beer Company Farmer's Reserve Pluot
Sour: Engine House 9 Meraki #1
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