I enjoy the Frambosen--never had the pleasure to try the 2 Below. I will see if my son-in-law can wrap some up in his check in luggage to bring for Christmas.
DD, the Schlafly Barleywine comes in 750ml, not 6ers. I can get you two.
I think I've seen that New Belgium Frambosen in the Wine & Cheese store here.
edit: I just found Biere de Garde at Wild Oats of all places. So I got one Barleywine and on Biere de Garde.
We can meet in W-S on like the 22nd or something. The whole shebang is about $81 plus tax.
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We need a love like Johnny, Johnny and June
---Over the Rhine
Thought I'd add a beer that I had for the first time last night and see if anyone has thoughts on other beers from this brewery.
The beer was Sherwood Forest's Archer's Ale. It was a pretty standard pale ale, which is not a knock. The beer was very crisp and light, and finished with a bite that reminded me of gin. All in all a solid beer although not something I would go out of my way to drink--at least not in the winter. It would be a good summer afternoon beer. I was told it usually comes in a can, which I think is fantastic (Dale's Pale Ale, a can beer, is one of Colorado's finest).
any other new winter seasonal brews out there that any one has tried recently?
this thread is on life support but I will shamelessly nudge it BTTT with a public shout out to Dr. Throaty for his delicious and safe delivery to Lavabe in WS today of the Schlafly 2007 recruiting class. I shared 4 Schlaflys with my son and his friend tonite(4/3=1 1/3 beers each) and here they are:
1. Winter ESB-not too bitter and mildly malty and smooth with the additon of rye to the usual roasted barley in the brew.
2. Christmas Ale-orange peel and cloves in gentle amounts added to a brown ale with a nice nose and pleasant palate
3. Oatmeal Stout-some one else reviewed this a month or so ago. very smooth and mildly chocolatey roasted flavor
4. Pumkin Ale-also reviewed in November and just as tasty now with cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves with a subtle pumpkin flavor in a brown ale base
Thank you, thank you, thank you, oh great bearded one. Hope you enjoy the Sweetwater Festive Ale that was destined for Raleigh today. A small sacrifice for the assortment you assembled over the last several weeks.
A thread about beer should not be allowed to die! For New Year's Eve, a group of us get together to deep fry perch and the guys all bring a new sixer to introduce to the beer drinkers. That would be all of us. My favorite beer and wine shop (Andersons) has at least six types of Bells from K-Zoo ,Michigan. I believe I will try their Cherry Wheat even though it is about $14 a six pack--then again I may purchase a couple of the large containers of Arrogant Bastard--then again I may get both--ah rats, I had made up my mind until I started typing this.
You also can't go wrong with a couple of Bastards. Have you ever had the Double Bastard? My suggestion: buy one 6er and take 3 of those to the party(saving the other 3 for yourself, you silly twit ) and then take 1 of the Bastards and that adds up to almost a 6 pack!
I will be looking for a beer tasting review after you are done with your party and are conscious enough to post again
O.K. I just returned from Anderson's with a six pack of Bell's 6 Wheat and a few bottles of Arrogant Bastard. These will be my samples for our New Year's Eve party. I will report as much as I can remember about what everyone brings.
The Biere de Garde was not as hoppy as I expected. The sourness was interesting as was the malt. Agreed on the finish.
Throaty's delivery is now here in Atlanta, waiting for delivery to EarlJam.
Thanks Throaty & devildeac. At some point, we'll have to see about meeting up with ohioguy!
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I and three friends will be in Durham for 6 or 7 nights that encompass the Tenn. and Carolina women's. Let me know if any of you are going to be in town.
I tend to be a hop head. Dog Fish 60 minute is a staple. I was drinking the Stone IPA over Christmas. Yum.
I live in Boston, but am currently in Atlanta. While in Boston, I was liking the Sam Adams Winter Mix 12 pack. Not a big fan of the Cranberry Lambic, but every other beer in there is good. (The Boston Lager is one of them, but the others are not regular production beers.)
Also had the Sam Imperial Pilsner over the holidays. 4 pack - costs about $10 Very hoppy.
Finally, I recommend the following website to the beer lovers in this thread: www.beeradvocate.com
While in town, check out Sweetwater "Sweet Georgia Brown Ale." You'll be lucky to get it on draft. Sweetwater 420 on draught is available at most fine establishments. In bottle, the IPA will suit your hoppy tastes. However, if you really want a fine beer experience, go directly to Decatur's BrickStorePub. The selection is solid, and the Belgian Room selections are hard to beat. If you're staying downtown, you can get on the East-West (East) line of MARTA. PM me if you need directions.
You might check and see if Sweetwater is running tours of its brewery. You can sample on draught all of their line of beverages for a few $$. Not sure about their brewery tour schedule at this time of year.