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I've tried the Blue Creek Blueberry Ale. Also not bad.

I'm a fan of porters and stouts, myself. Dark Lord Imperial Stout being one of my all-time faves. Founder's Kentucky Bourbon Stout also ranks very high on my list of great beers I've had. As for porters, I'm a fan of the Sinebrikov baltic porter, Old Slug, and Santa's Butt... I also have a place in my heart for a good oatmeal or milk stout. Mmmmm.

On the lighter side, Morland's Old Speckled Hen is delicious and refreshing. I also like a lot of the Polish (yeah!), Czech, and German lagers. Tyskie, Zywic, and Okocim are good polish ones. Staropramen, Budweiser Budvar, and Ostravar are pretty good Czech ones. Weihenstephaner, DAB, and Warsteiner are some of the better German ones. If you want a good quality belgian style light ale go for a Kwak.

Anyway, I could talk beers all day. One of my favorite things.
New Holland Ichabod Ale. Perfect for Hallowe'en.
 
#56
Captain 'Paign
Phoenix, AZ
That article only mentions Anheiser-Busch, Miller-Coors, Heineken, and Corona brand beers. Fortunately I don't drink any that swill they call beer.
 
#57
Illini Foot Soldier
If you get the chance, try Goose Island's Fleur. Its new and really good.

Fleur
A refreshingly tart and fruity Belgian style ale, resulting from a
secondary fermentation with hibiscus flowers and wild yeasts.

Alcohol by Volume: 7.0%
International Bitterness Units: 32
Preferred Glass: Snifter
Preferred Serving Temperature: 45º
Availability: Limited Release
Draft: 1/6 bbl
http://www.gooseisland.com/pages/fultonwood_draft/31.php
 
#58
Of all the gin joints...
Winnetka
That article only mentions Anheiser-Busch, Miller-Coors, Heineken, and Corona brand beers. Fortunately I don't drink any that swill they call beer.
Agreed. I was in Bloomington (Illinois) last week and tried some type of microbrewery called Central Illinois Pale Ale or something like that. Pretty good.

http://www.destihl.com/BEER_ON_TAP.html

I'm ready for some Hallowe'en beer.
 
#62
A Legend in My Own Mind
Montgomery, IL
I love Fat Tire. It is my beer of choice. I have yet to try a New Belgium I don't like, in fact.

Their 1554 is very tasty also.

Just talking about it makes me thirsty, but it isn't lunch time yet!
Yeah - I need to try the Abbey and the Trippel.
 
#66
The Wall street journal yesterday quoted Busch and Miller that they plan big price hikes over most of the US this Fall. glad I do not drink beer. The first tax trickle down has started. good thing the Dems are socking it too big business. :rolleyes:
 
#69
Captain 'Paign
Phoenix, AZ
I tried Flat Tire about a week ago at the state fair. A childhood dread rocking snow/wave boarding hippy friend who goes to Iowa for Engineering introduced me to it. Pretty good stuff. He informed me that its been a big thing out west for some years now.
Fat Tire has been around for years and years but used to only be available west of the Mississippi. They just increased their distribution area about a year ago so we get it in Illinois now.
 
#73
Of all the gin joints...
Winnetka
Favorite beers anyone?

I'll go with Canada's John Labatt Classic and Kokanee. Also a big fan of Fat Tire, Blue Moon, and the Italian Moretti.

I remember at Murphy's, depending on who was bartending, my Black N' Blue would either be half Guiness and Blue Moon, or half Guiness and Labatt Blue.
 
#75
Illini Foot Soldier
Favorite beers anyone?

I'll go with Canada's John Labatt Classic and Kokanee. Also a big fan of Fat Tire, Blue Moon, and the Italian Moretti.

I remember at Murphy's, depending on who was bartending, my Black N' Blue would either be half Guiness and Blue Moon, or half Guiness and Labatt Blue.
Labatt Classic is great. Though if I'm drinking Canadian, I'm drinking Le Fin Du Monde by Unibroue. If we are talking normal drinking beer, I'm going Goose Island's 312. All time favorite though, Prince Blonde by Lobkowicz from the Czech Republic. Might be the best beer I've ever had.
 
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