Do You Like Beer?

If you answered yes to this question, I want your opinion. I plan to hold a “virtual tasting” soon and I want to hear which beers you think are worthy of a taste night. Let me know by adding your choice here. Once I have some options available (or maybe I won’t wait for you and I’ll just add my own to the list!) I’ll let you know about how to log onto Twitter and participate in the on line tasting event. It should be fun. Stay tuned and tell me about your favorite beers. Personally, I like a lot of microbrews, but am also a huge fan of peach lambic!

22 Responses to Do You Like Beer?

  1. Sara Avery Fri, March 26, 2010 at 7:21 pm #

    So many great beers, so little time! The first 2 that pop to mind are: Avery Ellie’s Brown Ale and Dogfish Head Indian Brown Ale (and their Raison D’Etre, now that I think of it…) Happy tasting!

    And thanks for all of your great info and advocacy. I don’t know that I’ll ever get around to building my own strawbale house, but I am still enjoying learning about it.

  2. RavenBlack Sat, March 27, 2010 at 7:52 am #

    My absolute favorite is Black Isle Brewery’s porter, but getting that shipped to America wouldn’t be a lot of fun!

  3. Peter Leach Tue, March 30, 2010 at 1:03 am #

    Like RavenBlack, I’m a fan of dark beer too – and the beer I recommend to everyone will also be hard to find in the US. It’s Coopers stout – check it out here http://www.coopers.com.au/#/the-order/the-hall-of-beer/Extra-Stout/

    Enjoy!

  4. Andrew Morrison Tue, March 30, 2010 at 10:22 am #

    Nice. I just found (through Twitter) a great site on beer with tons of reviews. I imagine it will help me find some delicious and unusual brews. Here’s the link: http://www.beer-universe.com/index.php

  5. Craig Moorhouse Tue, March 30, 2010 at 1:01 pm #

    My pick for a great beer for a tasting would be 666, Devil’s Pale Ale of the Great Lakes Brewing Co. of Etobicoke, Ontario. This strong pale ale will surprise you – it has an alcohol content of 6.2 percent but it has a very flavorful taste and isn’t overpowered by the heat of the alcohol. It is a true English, Burton style pale ale and worth a tasting. http://beerblog.genx40.com/archive/2008/january/666devilspale
    Craig

  6. Andrew Morrison Tue, March 30, 2010 at 3:17 pm #

    I have not had one in years because I can’t get them in Oregon, but I loved Sawtooth Ale by Left Hand Brewing in Longmont, Colorado. Here’s a link to their site:http://www.lefthandbrewing.com/. It was a number one on the New York Times List and is a great beer as memory serves.

  7. Evans Fletcher Thu, April 1, 2010 at 12:54 pm #

    Iron horse Brewery in Ellensburg,Wa. Their Quilters Irish Death (Dark Smooth Ale) is top notch.

  8. strawbale Thu, April 1, 2010 at 5:36 pm #

    Hi All, Dicken Weatherby here. I’m usually behind the scenes at strawbale.com as the web guy but all this talk of beer has gotten me out from under my stone!
    As a transplanted Brit I have to put in a plug for my hands down favorite brewery of all time: Adnams Brewery in beautiful Southwold, Suffolk England. This is a small town about 15 minutes from where my mum lives in Dunwich, Suffolk. I adore their Southwold Bitter. I’m heading back to England this summer and know I’ll be having my fair share of Adnams at our local pub: The Ship in Dunwich. http://masterbrewer.adnams.co.uk/

  9. Joshua Nelson Fri, April 2, 2010 at 7:48 am #

    I agree with Sara on the Dogfish Head Indian Brown Ale. They make a lot of good (mostly crazy) beers, but this is by far my favorite. It has the bitterness of an IPA with the smooth maltiness of a brown – they invented a whole new category with this ale.

    I would also vote for Stone’s IPA. They have a few IPAs, but their basic one is great! Also a fan of Deschutes Brewing Company’s Obsidian Stout and for the Belgian styling I would recommend anything by Ommegang, most especially their Three Philosopher’s Quad.

    I could go on and on about beer (I brew it as a hobby), but that should be enough to get the tasting started!

    Andrew, you’re in Southern Oregon, right? You should check out Standing Stone Brewery in Ashland – great beers. Their Barleywine Ale inspired me to get started with my homebrewing.

  10. Ron Carswell Fri, April 2, 2010 at 7:52 am #

    My fave is a chocolate cream stout released by Toddington’s every Christmas season in S.W. Surrey County, in jolly olde England where I used to live in the 80’s. SWEET!!!

  11. Michael Fri, April 2, 2010 at 8:01 am #

    Without a doubt – Belhaven Best – the finest Ale I have ever had. Alas, it is only available in the UK and hard to find outside of Scotland. Within North America: Rogue Chocolate Stout is a great beer, brewed in Oregon and Herman’s Dark Lager from Vancouver Island Brewery – an excellent drink as well. Also hard to beat Belkin Stout from Belize and a Guiness from anywhere.

  12. Bob Leibold Fri, April 2, 2010 at 8:21 am #

    Well, if it doesn’t have to be an expensive beer, one that everybody can enjoy, and not break your bank, I would say San Miguel Dark Lager Beer, not the light beer, would be my favorite. One can find this in most Asian stores that sell beer. My vote: San Miguel Dark Lager Beer, brewed in the Philippines.

  13. Andrew Morrison Fri, April 2, 2010 at 11:08 am #

    Thanks Joshua. I love Standing Stone’s beers and am also a big fan of Caldera Brewery in Ashland. Good to have local choices!

  14. crownjade Sat, April 3, 2010 at 3:21 pm #

    I’m a lightweight and can’t drink much without falling asleep. Therefore, I pick my beers carefully. I have discovered Xingu, a black beer from Brazil. It is not too strong, smooth, and one is enough. On a really crazy night, I’ll even have two! My wife and I have also started home brewing, and love Hops and Berries here in Ft. Collins, CO. Our first was a porter that is as good as Xingu, although not real strong alcoholically. Does anybody know how to give more kick to home-brew? I know there are all the stock answers like enough brew time, right temperature, etc., but any secret tips for us?

  15. Matt Mon, April 5, 2010 at 1:33 pm #

    I am sad for you all, as the best beers in the world are brewed here in New Zealand (yes, I am completely biased, and yes, I am stirring a little, but if you manage to taste a sample I am certain you will be converts). Emersons Brewery http://www.emersons.co.nz/ , Tuatara (pronounced two-ah-tar-ah, named after a large native lizard) http://www.tuatarabrewing.co.nz/ and Founders http://www.foundersbrewery.co.nz/ are all outstanding.

  16. Andrew Morrison Mon, April 5, 2010 at 7:11 pm #

    Ooh. Now that’s a potentially new topic with lots of fun answers: Home Brew Secrets! Please do share if you have them.

  17. Andrew Morrison Mon, April 5, 2010 at 7:11 pm #

    Don’t be sad for us Matt, just invite us all down to visit and share a brew! 🙂

  18. Darryl Palmer Tue, April 13, 2010 at 3:52 pm #

    I’m a big fan of a microbrewery out of Quebec Canada…..Unibroue. They make a variety of fantastic, European style beers, many which are quite rich and quite strong (up to 9% alc!). In the fruity beer department, try their “Ephemere” with aromas and taste of granny smith apples and hints of spice.
    unibroue.com

  19. Steve Cross Mon, April 26, 2010 at 7:53 am #

    I like Hoptrip by Deschutes Brewery. Kinda expensive at ~$5.00 a bottle, but very nice.

    Got my own hop vines planted this spring and they are growing nicely, Gotta get the two row barly in the lower field as soon as it dries out.. Lots of rain this spring in the Rogue Valley. If all goes well, drive up I-5 to exit 71 this fall and see how it turns out!

  20. Andrew Morrison Mon, April 26, 2010 at 8:28 am #

    Nice! I planted my own hops in Colorado as well, but then I moved. Bummer. Don’t know how they turned out but I bet they’re huge now, assuming the folks who bought my house took care of them.

  21. Masteron Lumbama Tue, May 4, 2010 at 7:55 pm #

    Well beers hu!!! No one needs a SLOPPY DRUNK toting beers around like a red faced, dead eyed slouch. Since you are an alcoholic I am no longer considering attending any of your “Workshops”, but I was interested in the one in Tennessee. No thank you. Beer is for pigs, not man. We need more responsible, mature individuals for this line of work.

  22. Andrew Morrison Thu, May 6, 2010 at 9:34 am #

    That’s a lot of assumptions Masteron. Enjoying a beer from time to time does not make anyone an alcoholic or irresponsible. What you accuse me of is an entirely different level of consumption, which I personally do not take part in. Enjoying a quality beer on occasion is not a problem in my eyes nor in the eyes of millions of people the world over. I hear that it is a problem for you and I respect your choice not to drink; however, please do not accuse me of being irresponsible, immature, an alcoholic, a sloppy drunk, a dead eyed slouch, or a pig. With such a rude and aggressive nature in your post I wonder if this is more about you than me. I invite you to look inside and consider the word “projection” as you revisit this.

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