Beer you are drinking right now

Discussion in 'The GatorTail Pub' started by StrangeGator, Jan 30, 2012.

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    I assumed it was regional because it's brewed in Colorado and I'd never seen it before moving out here. Guess they've grown!
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    They used to be stuck west of the Mississippi but have really expanded in recent years.
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    squatters amber ale
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    Yea, used to drink all I could get whenever I went to denver. now its here at home in birmingham and I probably haven't had one in a year. Funny how that happens.

    Was drinking Avondale IPA this weekend. A local brewery. Surprisingly, birmingham has a nice selection of craft breweries building over the past few years.
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    The Colorado crafter breweries as a whole seem to get very good national distribution. We get New Belgium, Avery, Great Divide and Breckenridge. Wonder if they didn't get some distribution help from Coors like Goose Island got from AB.

    Been getting Flying Dog here in Illinois for years, and was also getting it in Florida. They've moved from Aspen, CO to Maryland. They're making better beers than ever.
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    Leffe Blond, Belgian ale
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    Just mixed some Orange Juice with my second glass of this:

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    Very inexpensive Georgian (the nation) Vodka.

    For you Vodka regulars here, what is your choice drink? Absolute? Ketel One? I haven't had much of the pricey stuff because after mixing it with Red Bull and Juice whatever made it a better Vodka seems lost.
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    Ketel and Glacier which is made in Montana I believe.
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    I drank a faceplant doppelweizen and lots of salmon fly in montana over the weekend
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    Abita Andy Gator is where it's at. However, tonight the Crown and gingers were delicious!
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    Love it
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    it's 10:20 am here in birmingham, I'm having some red dagger with a splash of diet mtn. dew, and I mixed a little codeine cough syrup in it........
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    A Sam Adams Lite bottle (because i a a disgusting fat body after 3 days of business travel meals) at Detroit airport. And I had a salad (SALAD?!?!) for lunch.
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    New Belgium (the company that brews Fat Tire) has a very deliberate and well thought out market expansion plan. They're (seemingly, I admit) expanding their reach the right way by making sure they don't overextend themselves, and that their product will be desired in the areas that it's shipped. That said, my small, podunk hometown of Albany, GA, has had it for years now.

    I agree with Strange. It's a good beer with more flavor and body than most lagers, but with the same easy drink-ability.

    I'm moving away from Gainesville in the summer, so I'm trying to get my fill of the local Swamphead's Big Nose IPA while it's easily and readily available. Imo, IPA's don't get much better.
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    Covington Strawberry, which is much better than the Abita Strawberry.

    Most people don't know this, but LA strawberries are different than those from the rest of the nation. They are special French varieties of strawberries. They are smaller, and well, sorta crinkly, but they are much juicier than those "beautiful" ones we are used to seeing elsewhere.

    When strawberry season hits in LA, I always have a few Covington Strawberries. It's unfiltered and the taste of those LA strawberries is gorgeous. Just gorgeous.
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    I am drinking nothing right now. Gave up beer and some other things for the month of March to improve my body composition. Also picking things up a bit at the gym. I'll be thinking hard about what my first beer will be when I get off the wagon in April. Might even host an IPA tasting, leading up to the consumption of my single 12 oz bottle of DFH 120.
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    F'n nothing. I gave up alcohol during weekdays for lent. It may sound easy, but Ilove beer and wine. Haven't broken down yet, and I lost all of my stomach fat already!
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    I tried the weekday thing once. It's actually easier for me to go without it altogether. When I abstained on weekdays, I just drank twice as much on weekends. Didn't enjoy it as much. I still like the whole idea of beer as a "work reward."
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    A few beers that I have had in my recent travels (I sell many brands but these are not in my territory)

    North Coast Scrimshaw Pilsner
    Ninkasi Tricerahops Double IPA - outstanding
    Green Flash West Coast IPA - excellent
    Lagunitas IPA - another good one
    Real Ale Firemans Four Blonde Ale and Lost Gold IPA
    Sweetwater Happy Ending

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