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Since you all brought it up.... beer(36 posts)

Since you all brought it up.... beerfunknuggets
Oct 16, 2003 8:01 AM
I posted a topic regarding diet to see exactly how bad my diet was in comparison to everyone else, and what popped up but a long discussion about beer. Sounds like a nice topic, and a decent beverage of choice among us bike hounds. Tell me, what is your favorite beer(s)?

The reason that I ask is this, a local brewery here in KC is a HUGE sponsor of cycling, especially MTB. 75th Street Brewery is a big sponsor and they typically bring out New Belguim (Fat Tire), and or Guinness... then we have Boulevard who have a variety of brews.

Do you show any loyalty to such vendors for their sponsorship and does that have anything to do with your choice of tasty suds?

Personally, I prefer the following:

Fat Tire
Schlaffley's Oatmeal Stout
Boulevard TenPenny Ale
flying fish (nm)loki_1
Oct 16, 2003 8:32 AM
who makes flying fish? (nm)funknuggets
Oct 16, 2003 8:41 AM
ugghhhh....flying fish?Steve_0
Oct 16, 2003 8:52 AM
located in Cherry Hill, NJ
Oct 16, 2003 12:23 PM

small brewery, gaining popularity...

their seasonal brews very good.
Oct 16, 2003 8:48 AM
my favorate beers:
1)Guinness- in the pub can, of course

2) Riverhorse Hop Hazzard(ale)- Lambertville, NJ

3)Magic Hat- India Pale Ale

4)bass ale

**always looking for a good ale!!
my ownSteve_0
Oct 16, 2003 8:55 AM
Been brewing my own for about a decade now. Usually done during (GASP) football games.

I do keep Yuengling and Heiny in the fridge when I want something light.

Typically get whatever I never heard of at the pubs.
re: Since you all brought it up.... beerColnagoFE
Oct 16, 2003 8:57 AM
I buy lots of New Belgium beer. Probably my fave brewer if I had to pick one. I also like Sierra Nevada pale ale, Sam Smith Oatmeal stout, Sam Adams light...whatver strikes my fancy at the time. Sponsorship of cycling is good, but it has to taste good for me to buy it.
Consistently the Rogue family of beersSpecialTater
Oct 16, 2003 9:12 AM
are my favorite. It needs to be "fresh" though and that's sometimes an issue here in Memphis. Negra Modelo is a great beer. Other imports--Sammy Smith or one of the hefeweizens are favorites (how does SS keep it fresh in clear bottles???).

In Atlanta, the local breweries made some good stuff (Sweetwater and Dogwood especially) but my favorite of all time would probably be from 5 Seasons--a brewpub. These guys know beer and produce some of the best in the states.

One of my favorite topics if you can't tell...
Mmmmm, beeerrrr...MShaw
Oct 16, 2003 9:16 AM
I have a long list of things I like to drink, mostly whatever's dark and on sale...

Shiner Bock is good. Gotta be if Lance likes it.

Anchor Steam
Karl Strauss (local to San Diego)
Pete's Summer Brew (and pretty much all of his beers)
Sam Adams Summer Ale (ditto)
Sierra Nevada (try their Octoberfest!)
Pacifico (for something yellow and Mexican)

There are others, but my headache from last night's mtn ride is making it hard to think.

Mmmmm, beeerrrr... Part 2MShaw
Oct 16, 2003 4:04 PM
I forgot one of the better local breweries here in the North County: Stone Brewing Co.

Mmmmm, beeerrrr...

I like Fat Tire, and appreciate their support of cycling, but...godot
Oct 16, 2003 9:16 AM
Much prefer their local competition, Odell's 90 Shilling, to Fat Tire.
re: Since you all brought it up.... beerrmlee
Oct 16, 2003 9:26 AM
If you like hoppy beers, here are a few East Coast favorites:

Tupper's Hop Pocket IPA
Dogfish Head 60 min IPA
Victory Hop Devil
Yes Tuppers. Have one left from Atlanta(nm)SpecialTater
Oct 16, 2003 9:48 AM
Oct 16, 2003 9:33 AM
It's a heavy but smooth, filling-but-give-me-more German Weisse beer. I find it pretty common around the Chicago area, but not elsewhere.
Some local stuff.KG 361
Oct 16, 2003 9:54 AM
There's a micro brewerey in Harrisburg PA called Troegs that has some tasty ales and dark beers. They also help sponser some local cycling events (their MS 150 jerseys are really nice). I also like Yuengling aand Bass and, of course, Guinness.
Summit Extra Pale AleMel Erickson
Oct 16, 2003 10:04 AM
Also, whatever I'm brewing at the moment. I'm basically a hophead. Give me hops or give me death!
Sprecher Black Bavarian. nm.Sao
Oct 16, 2003 11:31 AM
Longneck Buds, and lots of 'em (nm)Kingofbeers
Oct 16, 2003 11:51 AM
re: Since you all brought it up.... beerJusme
Oct 16, 2003 12:30 PM
Carolina Blonde is really good

Molson Ice - me likey
re: Since you all brought it up.... beerbriburke
Oct 16, 2003 12:34 PM
All-time favorite:
Long Trail Ale (showing my VT roots)

Other favorites:
Fat Tire

New favorite:
Maudite (great Belgian-style ale from Quebec)

But, in a pinch, anything from PBR cans on up...

Maudite! Taber-Nacle...try Fin du Monde also. nmSpunout
Oct 17, 2003 4:17 AM
Shiner Bock.......yummmmmm nmTower
Oct 16, 2003 12:58 PM
I can't believe you did this ..toomanybikes
Oct 16, 2003 1:20 PM
.. started a post about Beer with "since you brought it up" !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What were you thinking?

OK Springs Pale Ale
Beer is like....4bykn
Oct 16, 2003 1:31 PM
Beer is like sex, pizza and doughnuts: It's all good, some is just better than others. And I can't get enough of any of them.

"Enjoy every sandwich..." Warren Zevon
creemore springs, mill street, tetley's smoothflow, keiths.Frith
Oct 16, 2003 1:33 PM
Merlot or Cabernet Sauv ...Humma Hah
Oct 16, 2003 1:59 PM
... I think I had a beer in 2002. Can't remember one this year.

In part, that's because I can't find Ballentine Ale these days.
re: Since you all brought it up.... beerJuanmoretime
Oct 16, 2003 2:54 PM
Bell's Kalamazoo Stout or Rouge Shakspeare Stout are my 2 favs. Sam Adams Cream stout is kind of tasty too.
I'm a devoted hopheadtazdag
Oct 16, 2003 3:24 PM
I drink IPAs almost exclusively. Typically from the Pacific Northwest:
Big Time Brewing- any IPA by them, Bhagwan's Best, Decade, Matt's Red Eye
Dechutes Quail Springs
Full Sail
Rogue Brutal Bitter has got to be one of the best hoppy ales on the planet

But also will go for some of the California offerings-
Sierra Nevada Celebration
Anderson Hop Ottin
Diet Barq's...Yum!(NM)ACE-
Oct 16, 2003 4:30 PM
Where to start?mickey-mac
Oct 16, 2003 5:53 PM
I won't drink bad beer simply because a brewery sponsors a team or event.

Cold winter night
Victory Storm King Stout
Stone Old Guardian Barleywine
Abbaye de Rocs Grand Cru
Trappistes Rochefort 10

Accompanying a spicy meal
Bear Republic Hop Rod Rye
Alesmith IPA
Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale

Warm summer day
Fuller's London Pride
Fantome Saison
Korma Blonde Ale
Hitachino Nest White Ale
Lagunitas Pils
Great choices, I'll add a few more...rwbadley
Oct 16, 2003 7:14 PM
Sierra Nevada Pale Bock
Chimay white
Paulaner Doppelbock
Schlenkerla rauchbier
Great choices, I'll add a few more...mickey-mac
Oct 16, 2003 7:22 PM
The Paulaner Salvator Dopplebock almost made my list. Celebrator and St. Martin are two of my other favorite dopples. I still haven't acquired a taste for Rauchbier. I always feel like someone spilled a bottle of liquid smoke in my beer.
re: Since you all brought it up.... beerSaddle_Sore
Oct 17, 2003 12:59 AM
Foreign Beers
Hoegaarden Forbidden Fruit

Native Beers - UK
Theakston's Old Peculier
Batemans's XXXB
Newcastle Brown Ale
Charles Well's Banana Bread Beer (nutritious!)
Morland Brewery Hen's Tooth Strong Ale

Consume one of the above the night before a ride and you'll be okay, two or more and your legs will seize up and your bladder will feel like a basket-ball when you sit on the bike!
Leffe and Cyclocross, a match made in heaven. nmSpunout
Oct 17, 2003 4:19 AM
re: Since you all brought it up.... beercarbs
Oct 17, 2003 4:51 AM
Cold, Free!