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Discussion in 'Symphony X (Unofficial)' started by Krondor, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. _Gentleman of_the Snow_

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    Speaking of US brews, I had Southern Tier's Gemini the other day. It's fantastic! My friends and I loved it!

    Thanks to ABQ, I've had some fantastic Canadian beers... that I should've known about :p

    Unibroue's La Fin Du Monde... amazing. That brewery in general is amazing.

    I also found Dieu Du Ciel's Solstice, which, like Unibroue, is from Quebec, Canada, and it is great!
     
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    We had "American Weeks" here in Finland, in a couple of beer restaurants. And damn I love american IPA's...
     
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    I think I'll have to go grab some 'gique beers for the weekend after all this talk about Belgium. I need to look hard to find Rochefort in corked 750's. My buddy up in Colorado was raving about getting one of the three corked 8s in the state. Bastard!
     
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    I like that Damnation is corked!

    :kickass:
     
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    I'll probably end up with a Brother Thelonius (North Coast) and a Maredsous or Chimay. Unless I see something new... I still have a Samichlaus and an Old Guardian in the fridge. Speaking of which, if you see Stone's Old Guardian Belgo, get it!

    Maybe I'll get lucky and come across the Ovila Dubbel.
     
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    Rochefort 10, incredible taste!!! Huge alcohol content. I wish I could afford this all the time. I will purchase 6 & 8 very soon!
     
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    I enjoy Maredsous and Chimay.
    I just tried Chimay Blue on the weekend, and it was definitely enjoyable... the only problem (unfair to the brew) was that I had it after 4 different big beers, so it wasn't as WOW! as it would've been.
     
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    Anybody here ever try a Dark Lord? I haven't...
     
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    From Three Floyds? They have a VERY small distribution - actually, I think only to Chicago outside of Indiana. Gotta take a road trip...
     
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    It's unfortunate... because I want one NOW.

    I should go to one of their Dark Lord Days! :D
     
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    Yeah, I want an Alpha King. Actually, I want all of their brews...

    My dad is from Iowa and he and my mom went on a trip back to his family last summer. I was trying to convince him to drive and make a pit stop for me along the way, but he didn't understand the import of my request. haha
     
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    LOL, and some people never will!
     
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    If you're interested in reading about what American beer looked like before Prohibition destroyed a truly great industry, I came across this old article by the late (very very great in brewing circles) George Fix. Worth a read.

    Explorations in Pre-Prohibition American Lagers
     
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    J-Dubya, I notice in your profile picture that you have a Newcastle Brown Ale in your hand. I really
    like that beer. But today at the store I saw Newcastle Summer Ale and was wondering if you had ever
    tried some?

    :kickass:
     
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    FYI, May 16-22, i.e., next week, is American Craft Beer Week. Feel free to celebrate.
     
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    I forgot about that link you posted, Shred. I shall read it shortly.

    I recently acquired 3 750mL bottles of Unibroue's La Terrible. I am so excited to try this stuff... as is Proulxski, whom luckily lives where this stuff is made.

    We shall have a drink together, man!
     
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    Mmm, yeah, La Terrible is good stuff. But.... not American craft beer. Don't drink it till next week. ;)
     
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    'Tis, of course, Canadian! I had some last weekend, and it was delicious!
    I also had some Gulden Draak, which was also great.
     
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    My wife brought me home a couple of bottles of Leffe, a Belgian Blond Ale. It tasted very smooth
    and like vanilla or caramel and citrus. Very drinkable. 6.6 alcohol content. I wanted to know where in Belgium it came from. Turns out it's mass produced by the European arm of Anheuser Busch. You can get cases at Costco for $26.00. Still very tasty though.
     
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    I think it's brewed at Stella, which is also owned by InBev, as is A-B. A-B is the US distributor.

    But, wherever it's brewed and whomever it's brewed by, it's darn good!
     

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