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    Beer & ale

    If we have a thread just for liquor, then we oughtta have a thread for beer & ale, oughtn't we?

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    Yuengling Porter. Dark, mellow but not too heavy, and inexpensive at about $6.50/6 pack.

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    'Bilsner' Czech-style Pilsner, brewed in my garden shed. About AU$50 for the ingredients and consumables to make 20 litres.
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    I want to go on record as saying that I am sick and fucking tired of IPA (India pale ale). It seems like the beer isle everywhere I go is dominated by IPA.

    If I get stuck with IPA, I've discovered that putting slices of fresh jalepeño in the glass will cover up the taste.

    My distaste for IPA has led to me actually trying out dark ales and porters, which I normally shy away from. I've discovered that I quite like vanilla ale.

    Thankfully, Goose Island is local to me, and they have lager available nearly everywhere for less than the other microbrews.

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    Agree 100% - the current fad for hugely over-hopped American style IPA, to the exclusion of all other styles of beer, is one reason why I brew my own. Around here, your choices at the bar are piss-weak adjunct lagers, or beer that looks and tastes like grapefruit juice.

    I would rather stay at home and drink a strong dark Yorkshire Ale, thanks.

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    This coming Sunday, Husband is flying to Austria ...some suburb of Vienna whose name eludes me at the moment... for 3.5 weeks of training for work.

    He hopes to sample some local REAL beers & ales while he's there.

    (It's all wasted on me; I never developed the taste for it.)

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    Greater Germany (Germany, Austria, Czechia and the immediate surroundings) is definitely a good place for beer lovers, as is most of Eastern Europe. In fact, anywhere in Europe away from the 'axis of vintners' (Spain, Italy, and France) seems to be pretty good. The Netherlands are (for some reason) an exception - Dutch beer is depressingly bland - but it's a short drive across an uncontrolled border to Belgium, home of some of the best beers in history.

    I have an old friend who recently moved to Bulgaria, and he is very impressed by the beers over there - I will have to see if I can arrange a visit some day.

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    Well, then.... Do I need to worry about my beer-loving husband "forgetting" to come home at the end of the month?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Woman in Purple View Post
    Well, then.... Do I need to worry about my beer-loving husband "forgetting" to come home at the end of the month?
    Quite possibly

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    I am another who refuses to drink beer that taste like grapefruit rind. For the most part I enjoy a smooth even lager. I had been drinking Devil's Backbone Vienna Lager but have recently noticed they like so many other small breweries sold their soul to Anheuser-Busch. I cannot support that. The US has gone through a beer renaissance and now the likes of InBev is going around vacuuming up many of these small breweries. So it's back to my standby Great Lakes Amber and Dortmunder Lagers. They have a bit of an edge but until I find a worthy successor to DB Lager, I will suffer for the cause.
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