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Old 12-08-2008, 01:21 PM
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5 top breweries, unless I'm forgetting something:
Anderson Valley Brewing Company
Anchor Brewing
Rogue
Deschutes Brewery
Mendocino Brewing Company aka "bird beer"

Having said that, there are lots of fabulous breweries to choose from these days. It's such a great time to be a beer lover.

"There is no such thing as bad beer. Some beer is just better than others."
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Old 12-10-2008, 07:56 PM
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it's the MOST wonderful time of the year... sierra nevada celebration ale
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Old 12-18-2008, 12:04 AM
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it's the MOST wonderful time of the year... sierra nevada celebration ale
I'm in love with that one right now!

I had the Fat Lip from English Ale's (down here in Marina) and it was pretty good. I need to venture to the actual brewery.
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Geezus...I thought only Champagne came like that hahhhahah
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I want.

Oh, I had Kona Fire Rock at the Raiders game (I know, they had real beer at an NFL game [I know, someone actually went to a Raiders game]) and it was pretty good. I think that god damned Prohibition Ale just messed up my taste last time before I had the Fire Rock.
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Fire rock is most tasty...I bought some stuff called Shocktop the other day, it's some sort of wheat beer that is brewed by Michelob (I unfortunately did not know this till I got home). It's closest to a mix of SN wheat and Blue Moon, but something just didn't taste right about it and 2 bottles (2!) gave me the WORST headache/hangover...no bueno
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good god its a nebuchadnezzar of Bastard!!


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So does that make it The Matrix of beers? Or the Keanu Reeves?
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Old 12-21-2008, 01:00 AM
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good god its a nebuchadnezzar of Bastard!!

Yup and if you finish it, you can honestly tell the cop you only drank 1 bottle of beer.
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went to BevMo tonight and found a unique brew from Stone Brewing...

Stone Cali-Belgie IPA.

its your traditional IPA done in a Belgian style... i dont know all the details of it, but upon first (and many more) sniffs of the aroma...

you can smell the tell-tale bitterness of hops from your standard IPA. a deeper wiff reveals a SWEETNESS to it...

it has a beautiful golden red hue, a hearty full flavor and its very light on the carbonation. the hop flavor lingers a bit, which is very welcome. its has a very light weight on the tongue and stomach, but delivers a nice kick to the blood stream.

anyone a fan of IPAs should really give it a try. but, on the tag at BevMo, it states that is a VERY limited run of this beer...
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im not a beer connoisseur yet (being 22) but i had the best blue moon when i was bowling...the foam was so delicious and i don't know why.

anyone try the 10% at BJ's!?
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Old 01-23-2009, 11:38 PM
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Hoo boy Im in trouble! they just opened a new beer bar here in Northbeach a block away from my house on Grant + Green called 'Churchkey'

http://www.yelp.com/biz/church-key-san-francisco

oh my god they have the greatest selection of beers on the planet, the place is starting to blow up. had a beer the other night that they store in used bourbon casks! Yum-a-Dum!

Its around 12% and taste like heaven,
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Blue Moon with a slice of orange. Especially on tab!
Widmer Hefenweizen. W/ American restaurants like BJ's, or Apple Bees.
Asahi. W/ Japanese food of course.
Red Stripe isnt too bad.
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Old 01-24-2009, 01:31 AM
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This summer I did a little road trip of breweries on the north coast and these were my findings.

I'm a fan of darker beers with Moylan's Kiltlifter, Rogue's Shakespeare Stout, and Lost Coast's Downtown Brown coming in on top.

On the lighter side Blue Moon is a winner and for those who like it I'd also recommend Lost Coast's Great White. On the more "exotic" and more feminine side Lost Coast also makes a pretty good Tangerine Ale.
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