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    No way we should have a whiskey thread without a beer thread. I'm a big craft beer fan, and I've done some homebrewing over the years. Got into reviewing beers years ago and I have hundreds in my notebook. So what's your malted brew of choice?

    If I had to pick only one forever, it would be Bell's Two Hearted Ale out of Kalamazoo, MI. It's a US IPA in an east coast style, with more floral and fruity notes compared to the bitter, piney west-coast IPAs. This time of year I enjoy a good marzen, as well as some winter warmers as we approach the holidays. I also love a good pilsner - not the yellow fizzy stuff from Bud or Miller, but a real pilsner. Something like Prima Pils from Victory Brewing in Pennsylvania.

    I could ramble on for day, but first I'd better be sure someone is listening...

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    I like most ales. Not a porter fan myself, and I prefer middle of the road to overly hoppy or too dark.

    However Meantime Brewery serves up some excellent beers - Yakima red is a particular favourite of mine.

    Now don't rule out all lagers - there are some excellent offerings from micro breweries, just not anywhere near as readily available as decent ales. I hate light, fizzy ones.
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    I like the Belgian stuff. Chimay rouge or Leffe bruin. The UK bitter is pretty good too. Fuller's London Pride.


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    Quote Originally Posted by RayMac View Post
    I like the Belgian stuff. Chimay rouge or Leffe bruin. The UK bitter is pretty good too. Fuller's London Pride.
    Yep - we make it good here, in my county especially (Sussex). London pride is a great staple available almost everywhere.
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    I always go for local stuff. There's always a pump or two among the Carlsberg, John Smiths etc, and it's alway worth a try at least.

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    Bitter for me, from the barrel. Favourites include Samuel Smiths Old Brewery and Greene King IPA. I used to go hop-picking as a child, so anything with the green, dusty aroma of hops hits the button.

    There's a few bottled beers I like, including Pilsner Urquell for its steely dryness and Peroni for its freshness.

    I generally steer clear of stronger speciality beers and things with novelty flavours. Old-fashioned quaffing beer by the pint, that'll do me.

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    Just tried my new favorite beer. Normally not a Pils guy but I loved this....



    Light but a little hoppy bite. Really surprised how much I liked it.


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    Here in Ontario, we pay a high price for alcoholic beverages; so I tend to drink this:



    However, this evening we will go to the Ashton pub, where they make their own beers, the one I like best;

    Ashton Cream Ale OG: 1050 ABV: 5% SRM: 6 IBUs: 20
    • Traditionally cream ales were made by ale brewers trying to simulate lagers. Many of these brewers added flaked corn to the recipe to give it a smoother, creamier taste, hence the name "cream ale". Ashton cream is made with a combination of grains, these include pale malted barley, carastan malt, and wheat flakes. The beer has a light golden colour, is moderately hopped, and has a creamy mouth feel. Using sazz hops for aromatics, imparts a slightly floral nose and may cause pilsner drinkers to think they have just ordered their favourite Czechoslovakian pils. This is a great beer for people that are not convinced that they like the traditional British ales, but want a premium beer with a north American flare.



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    Not a huge beer fan but I do like the stuff. I really like going to a local brewery called Jailbreak Brewery where they have a different food truck daily. Good stuff!

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    What, prey tell, is a high price', John?!
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