Tripel Karmeliet is my favorite. Gouden Carolus is seriously good too, but a bit too floral/rose taste.
Better question. What's the best beer from the state or province you live ib
Herbsthäuser Pils! There is NOTHING!!!! Better in the world!
You need to try this.
i really like Kriek beers
I prefer their Easter however this one goes to eleven.
I'm not really big into craft/speciality/whatever the fuck they call them beers, mainly due to price. But as far as your "generic" beers go I think Budweiser Select 55 is on the higher end of the spectrum. Either that or Medelo XX.
Or maybe I just have poverty taste, my main drinks are Keystone Light and Jim Beam. Who knows
was actually pretty damn tasty.
This is my party beer. great on tap.
not really god tier but a solid beer anyhow.
My favorite beer, OP. I approve.
I love the Karmeliet. It's pure banana. I used to sell beer and I'd use the Karmeliet as an example to help people identify the banana flavors in Belgian yeast.
Also, while we're on the topic of established god-tier beers
fuck forgot pic, guess ive drank a bit too much
best belgian beer = best beer in the world
Lots of stuff goes higher than that. It's just that Gulden Draak does it without being heavy or hot. It goes down like it's got a lower ABV.
You want to go for high ABV stouts, I'm a fan of Brewdog Tokyo. It has to be served cold though. If it gets too warm the balance gets thrown off.
Victory Golden Monkey
A Belgian-style ale with some exotic spices. 9.5% ABV.
I'm drinking it right now.
They can only make so much. To increase their whole operation would fuck with their mash efficiency, hop utilization, etc. They make as much as they can, and hipsters hoard it all. I personally don't want them going to route of Ballast Point. Don't blame Treehouse.
samefag here, last post for me, good thread op
Central Waters Bourbon Barrel Stout.
Try it if you live in WI or nearby. Otherwise check out the reviews. This shit nearly ruined drinking other types of beer entirely for me.
I think the market effect of exclusivity is just a bonus for these brewers.
It's really about economies/diseconomies of scale. Once they get to a point where they feel comfortable at a max size, if they want to get bigger, either that's going to lower quality standards due to less control over ingredients and production, or increase prices due to more overhead.
Plus, a lot of these guys got into the industry after quitting jobs specifically because they didn't want to work in the "must constantly expand to please the shareholders" mentality.
And the ones who did already sold to InBev/AnheiserBusch (e.g. Goose Island, Blue Point, Devils Backbone).
Only had that once at a restaurant but I remember it was great.
Not carried by many stores.
I also like the Weihenstephaner.
No one mentioned Pliny yet? Best beer I can routinely get my hands on in Ohio is probably Fat Head's Head Hunter, although their yearly release of Hop JuJu is significantly better. Also, kudos to OP on one of the best.
Go's down quick and is smotth. For them cheapest and taste, you can't go wrong.
Just adding to conversation. No need to ride a dick about it.
The Dragon Milk Reserve series was even better. I had the raspberry one (couldn't taste the fruit until it warmed up a bit) and the chocolate and coffee one which was a pretty standard combo, but still damn tasty
They've really ramped up distribution in the States ahead of the European debut. They must have done a keg release instead of 6-packs or bombers, because I never saw them at my local store.
If you can get your hands on it.
Oh yeah it was in 6 barrels. I don't think they do a lot of weird shit like that in bottles. I'm stoked for the European release because I'm moving to Munich in a week which means I'll probably be able to get some of the fresh shit they brewed in Berlin
Noice. I'm not a huge fan of European beers, honestly. And from what I've heard of people who actually live in Europe, they love the stuff coming out of American breweries and are stoked about getting fresh Stone on their side of the pond.
I saw that one literally today. I will have to pick up a bomber.
Grapefruit Sculpin might be my favorite beer, tbh. Only got Pineapple today because the store was out. But I agree.
Depends on where you're at tbh. I like Belgian sours and the higher abv stuff, but Belgian IPAs blow. Germany definitely makes the best wheat beers and light beers, but of the German crafts I've had, they've been pretty...average. The craft movement is picking up there a bit, but there's still a lot of resistance to drinking anything other pilsners or hefes because of their age old Reinheitsgebot
Best beer in the world and about the only thing Ritchie Blackmore and I have in common.
Not a fan of sours myself. And yeah, it'll take them a while to get the IPAs down. I mean, I love a good klosch or hefe or blonde bock, but I think Stone will go a long way in showing them how to brew an IPA. Out here in San Diego they are the king of the IPA.
This is the exact beer I looked for before posting. Back up that was not said...
they were one of the last styles I got into. I had some really good ones while I was out in San Diego on spring break this past year. Modern Times and Council had some pretty good ones and Mike Hess made a black cherry Berliner Weiss that blew my fucking mind
i lived in SD the past 6 years....soooo many god tier beers there. i'll take anything by alesmith any day of the week. and if Cosimo would ever get off his lazy fucking ass and make the Monkey Paw Sweet Tea Session IPA again that would be tits.
Alesmith is solid. I have to give my hat to Stone and Ballast Point tho. Those guys do great things.
I've only saved one beer bottle in my life. And that was a Stone Enjoy By 3.14.15
I had the Enjoy By once at a beer-based bar and it was pretty good. Came as a draft. Are there multiple kinds or something? The bartender told me it was something of a rarity.
The Enjoy By type of beer that Stone puts out is always unique. They'll release a new type of Enjoy By every couple months. They hardly ever repeat the same formula, so when you get an Enjoy By, you'll likely never taste it again.
Anything Chimay makes is good. I love their Grande Reserve Ale
The problem with foreign beers is the transit time. It takes so long to get to where you are that they have lost a lot of their freshness.
And it doesn't help that some of them suck right out the vat.
had this at a beer bar when visiting pittsburgh for Anthrocon, was a pretty good beer
Give it a year or so. You guys are starting to really come on to the scene. I'm seeing some breweries based out of Alabama and Georgia that are really doing good things. Give it time and SC will follow suit.
But yeah, for now, it sucks.
Pictured, another great beer.
Just as a warning: Unless you are in Alaska, DO NOT BUY THIS BEER. See that cloudiness? It's not just condensation.That's the beer going absolutely rancid. It was terrible.
Not him, but Stone has always been flaky about East Coast distribution because they go full out on hops and they worry that flavor will fall off and people will get a bad impression of their beers. Hence the "Enjoy by" series.
The reality is that craft beer doesn't sell nearly as well as craft beer enthusiasts believe in the grand scheme of things. I've seen former competitors of mine carry Enjoy By and then frantically trying to sell it at a discount on that date.
But Stone just opened a brewery and distribution center in Richmond VA in February so that should dial up East Coast distribution.
Havent seen this one passing by yet: Simply the best and in all (dutch/belgium) stores available ....
The fuckers didn't list a drink by date.
A solid Firestone double IPA that can be had by all is quite good as well.
Citra seems to be the better one, though
As TK and Duvel have already been mentioned
I'll put this up with the best of any IPA you got. Texas brew in the house!!
Great vancouver beer, couple breweries in the city
Natty kinda of night spend the rest on cocaine, hard in chunks to be flaten and cut.
I'll have to try those sometime, hopefully they're available at my BCLS a bit more north.
Pic is my personal favourite BC brew.
My nigga, this Dopplebock was the DoppleBOMB
Unique Dutch beer : Perfect for barbecue's.
not true. stone has just been able to make the most money so far because they were the first ones to do wide distribution. as far as san diego beer goes i personally think stone is hella overrated. pizza port, monkey paw, alesmith, ballast point, etc etc etc are all waaaaaaaaaaaay better breweries imo.
because stone sucks, and their owner is a fucking arrogant asshole. he also refuses to market, even to the point of not putting a sign out in front of the stone tasting room at 1202 kettner, because he's a cunt.
I can hear that picture
Where you standing in the beer isle, would you personally recommend this beer to a friend of yours' whom you share similar philosophical ideas and tastes amongst the finer things in life?
One of the first microbrews recommended to me. On the same day the clerk offered me some Evil Twin on tap. It was a night.
Try a nice Black&Tan if you haven't and you get the chance. Mississippi Mud was alright as well.
"he doesnt need it"
go by their tasting room any day of the week and i guarantee you that you will hear people ask where it is constantly. i used to work for the messenger company right underneath them and it was fucking annoying.
Looks similar to Beerkoning. Sure Belgium is the best !.
d'ya know why they call it XXXX?
>Australians can't spell 'Piss'
>The best, and funnier name and logo, thouh.
Worst part of running a shop is the people who just wanted whatever highly sought after door prize was out those days. KBS day was the worst. I'd open in the morning and all morning long it was ringing phones:
>"Do you have KBS?"
>"No, but if..."
Also, guys walking in, bypassing all the beer with phone in hand and coming up to me "where's Pliny the Elder/Younger?" I'd tell them they'd need to go to the airport and buy a ticket to San Francisco.
Fruit is not a given, but it could be used for flavoring...?
Probably something like this:
There also are red ale homebrewing kits, and the ones I tried are good.
Drink a pint with whoever, then?
Yep, though there were certainly a bunch of other good beers here.
La Chouffe (I guess it can be translated "The Strongy" in english, tell me if it makes sense). Indeed, she's strong.