07 March 2008

It's Hoosier Beer Geek Reader Participation Weekend

Hello, audience* of 130+, I've got a question for you. What's your favorite beer?

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24 comments:

  1. I'm rather fond of Stella at the moment. My favorite changes with the seasons.

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  2. My current favorite is the Coffee Stout from Schlafly's Taproom. Hopefully I'll be enjoying this tonight at the Stout and Oyster Fest(providing the weather is cooperative).

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  3. This is a difficult question for me. We attempted to figure this out about a month ago. If I could have only one more beer for the rest of my life, it would probably be Kentucky Breakfast Stout. If I had to pick one beer to drink for the rest of my life, I would go either with Broad Ripple Brewpub's ESB or perhaps Rogue's Shakespeare Stout. I haven't had either in awhile so I should refresh my memory to make sure my answers still stand.

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  4. If I could only choose one beer forever and ever? Probably Budvar. Two-Hearted and Pride & Joy would get serious consideration though.

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  5. Patty's Chili Beer from Wynkoop or CoCoNut Porter from Maui Brewing Company. Neither can I get here and neither have I had since October. Someone around here needs to make a decent chili beer!

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  6. If I could find it again, He'Brew Genesis 10:10.

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  7. Two Hearted is definitely the beer to drink for the rest of my life.

    But Rodney's reframed the whole question in my head. The "just one beer" way of answering is much harder. Too hard. I copping out.

    Maybe I'll return if I can bring myself think about the concept of having JUST ONE more beer my whole life and what that ONE beer would be.

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  8. la chouffe hobbelen ipa tripel. or maybe just a good belgian blonde, like leffe or affligem.

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  9. I'm going to have to go with something generic if I were to swear off all beer but one...

    Goose Island Oatmeal Stout?

    Naw, screw it, Schlitz. You can't drink stout and watch baseball.

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  10. Well, If I had to pick my favorite beer recently it would be Schlafly's Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout.

    I really wish I could combine my two posts. Last choice I promise.

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  11. Pretty much always down for Ename Tripel or Augustiner Maximator. For the "new" beers, I'm liking Tyranena's Dirty Old Man and Two Brothers' Cane and Ebel.

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  12. Alesmith's Winter Yulersmith is my personal favorite and would choose drinking that at almost any time I could.

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  13. I guess I should say Brugge Black, White, Tripel de Ripple, etc, but...

    Here is my favorite "beer".

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpyyR5zAFf4&NR=1


    It is worth a trip to any airport lounge in Japan just to use the coolest machine, ever.
    And I'm a fan of "clean" Japanese beers, anyway.

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  14. Wow this one is really hard to answer.. I think my favorite beer is the Duchesse de Bourgonne. But I wouldn't want to drink that all the time or it would lose that special something I think. If I consider Rodney's rephrased version of only one beer for the rest of your life... hmm. I got to try the Westvletren 12 in Bruges last October and I have to say that it really does live up to all the hype it gets on Beeradvocate.com. I might have to go with that. If the decision was to just pick the one beer to drink for the rest of my life.. I would have to narrow it down to Stiegl Pils, Alpha King or Balantine Ale. And I would probably have to draw a name out of the hat to really make the final decision. Thankfully I don't anticipate ever having to make a decision like that.. but I can see nightmares in my future :-D

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  15. Charlie -

    As a veteran of two trips to Japan, I can honestly say I've never seen that machine. Then again, I wasn't looking for it.

    I did have my first Chimay ever in Hiroshima... as well as my first experience with Indian food.

    Sheltered, I guess.

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  16. Tough call. I always say that if I had to be stuck on a desert island and could only have one type of beer it would be Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. That being said, I have been pretty fond of Dogfish Head 60 minute as of late...

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  17. Hanssens Artisanaal Geuze

    http://www.proximedia.com/web/hanssens.html

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  18. Wow, what a question...
    At the moment I am particularly fond of Lagunitas - Hairy Eyeball, but if it were a "one beer for the rest of my life" scenario, I'd also have to go with Founder's - Kentucky Breakfast Stout.

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  19. Single beer (as in, this is your last beer, EVER) for the rest of my life?

    Goose Island Bourbon County Stout.

    Single beer (as in, stranded on a deserted island, only to receive weekly shipments of a single beer) forever?

    Ommegang Hennepin. Not the best beer ever, per se, but very versatile and imminently drinkable. And delicious.

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  20. I just tried Trout Slayer Ale from Big Sky Brewing. A very nice ale. Drink it most of the time. A former Hoosier now in Phoenix

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  21. Lynne (via email)March 09, 2008 9:03 PM

    At this moment time, and I stress this moment in time:

    Bell's Kalamzo Stout

    Cheers!

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  22. Going with the "at this moment" theme--Dark Horse's Tres Blueberry Stout.

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  23. Prior to Alefest, it was Hopslam (the first craft beer that I ever bought a full case of). After, it was Schlafly's Extra Stout (which I will have a hard time finding, I believe). Who knows what tomorrow will bring.

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  24. I'm going to go with Two Hearted as well, although I had my first Black & Tan with Guinness on the top and Two Hearted on the bottom at Shallos on Friday, and it may be the new favorite before long :)

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