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    oh lord too many

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    I expect 'most' would disagree with the Nebr. selection. Zipline is generally regarded as pack-leader.

    But.... YMMV
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    Hard disagree. Fuzzy Baby Ducks isn't even the best beer by that particular brewery, let alone best-in-state.

    Captain's daughter for RI? Joke. I mean come on now.

    They might be onto something with The Alchemist in VT, but the author clearly has a hop-skewed palate.
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    We recently hired a junior salesman, and as a "get your feet wet" assignment we tasked him with calling on every single brewery in CT.

    Credit where due: he hit 100-something accounts in just over a month.
    That's a lot of beer. We were expecting something in the neighborhood of 20-25.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Figment View Post
    We recently hired a junior salesman, and as a "get your feet wet" assignment we tasked him with calling on every single brewery in CT.

    Credit where due: he hit 100-something accounts in just over a month.
    That's a lot of beer. We were expecting something in the neighborhood of 20-25.
    I’d need to take notes.

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    Rueben's Brews? Pilsner?

    Not very good.

    Try Lantern Brewing's Vippy for a lager. Or their Citranox

    https://www.lanternbrewing.com/tap-list

    Or Machine House Brewing's Best Bitter.

    https://www.machinehousebrewery.com/ales/best-bitter/
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    Spotted Cow for Wisconsin was a bit predictable. Good, but predictable.

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    The choice for Oregon is a bit of a wild-card also. I've never tried it, so I can't say she's wrong. And it is from a generally excellent brewery. But there are so many excellent beers here, it's hard to imagine that a novelty/specialty brew would be The Best. I may try it, though.
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    Smuttynose is excellent, but I go for the IPA.
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    Bellís Two Hearted.

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    If you can buy it in a state, then itís the best beer in that state.

    If you canít buy it in a state, but someone brings one over with them, itís still the best beer in that state.

    If you canít buy it in a state, but some one drinks one elsewhere and then hits a urinal in that state, thereís still a good chance that itís the best beer in that state.

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    I'll have to go with Florida Man double IPA by Cigar City (old nickname for Tampa) brewing. At 8.5% abv it has a decent kick but its not overly hoppy.

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    I approve of the choice of Ohio's best craft beer. I like porter and Great Lakes Brewing Co.'s Edmund Fitzgerald Porter is a good one.

    As for the best beer in Kentucky... I fell in love with a brew made by Akasha Brewing Company in Louisville: Fehr's. It will never make a national "best of" list as it is only available in the brewery's taproom. It is the revival of a local pre-prohibition lager. The owners/operators of Akasha Brewing Company tracked down the original recipe and acquired it from a Fehr descendant. Here is what they say about it:

    Frank Fehr Brewing Co was one of the largest and most-loved breweries in Louisville. Fehr's XL was the beer of our grandparents, and now we've brought the same crisp flavor into the 21st century.

    Frank Fehr began brewing at the Fehr's City brewery in 1872 at what is now Liberty street between Preston and Jackson streets. The Brewery produced 593 barrels of beer the first year and by 1903 had expanded to produce 120,000 barrels of beer. Fehr's XL lager won the southern exposition in from 1883-1888 and was said to be the most widely consumed beer in Louisville. The City Brewery closed in 1964, and the last 7000 barrels of beer were dumped down the drain to avoid paying taxes on the beer.

    We've brought back the crisp, clean flavor of Fehr's XL, brewing the beer right here in Louisville using Fehr's pre-prohibition lager recipe.
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    I have the last of a four pack of Zombie Dust in the fridge.

    It’s good. But there’s several in MI that I’d reach for first.

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    Typical...a Portland bias in Oregon.





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    Since its inception Reader's Digest has maintained a conservative and anti-Communist perspective on political and social issues.

    Eugene, too liberal for RD to even try.







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    Reader’s Digest? They still exist? Talk about ranging far and wide to get information!

    cucumber beer - just say no

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonofswen View Post
    Typical...a Portland bias in Oregon.





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    Since its inception Reader's Digest has maintained a conservative and anti-Communist perspective on political and social issues.

    Eugene, too liberal for RD to even try.






    What... are you suggesting they make decent beer in OTHER parts of the state??? <G>

    Actually, there are a couple of award-winning breweries in my tiny little hometown: Astoria.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beowolf View Post
    Excellent ale.
    Founders All Day IPA is very good also.
    But they don't last all day, they keep running out.

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    That's a bloody horrible list. The author really likes weird stuff in his beer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnw View Post
    That's a bloody horrible list. The author really likes weird stuff in his beer.
    You don't LIKE cucumber beer??? <G>
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    Minnesota's best beers and best root beer are brewed by August Schell Brewing Co., New Ulm, since 1860. 2nd oldest family owned brewery in the US. Today's trivia question is: What family brewery is older?

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    Quote Originally Posted by David G View Post
    What... are you suggesting they make decent beer in OTHER parts of the state??? <G>

    Actually, there are a couple of award-winning breweries in my tiny little hometown: Astoria.
    buoy beer czech-style pilsner is the one i would choose to represent the state in a taste-off.

    i call it "the beeriest of beers".

    so effing beer-y.

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    and if i were picking a 10 barrel brewing beer? cucumber? gtfoh.

    their pub beer lager is cheaper by the drop than pabst. it's maybe not the most fascinating beer ever made, but it comes in 18 packs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Ranger View Post
    Minnesota's best beers and best root beer are brewed by August Schell Brewing Co., New Ulm, since 1860. 2nd oldest family owned brewery in the US. Today's trivia question is: What family brewery is older?
    I’d say Yngling, but I don’t know if it’s family owned.

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    Anchor Liberty Ale, Anchor on tap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by L.W. Baxter View Post
    and if i were picking a 10 barrel brewing beer? cucumber? gtfoh.

    their pub beer lager is cheaper by the drop than pabst. it's maybe not the most fascinating beer ever made, but it comes in 18 packs.
    Their packs of 'Pub Beer,' along with Full Sail's 'Session' are what we keep in the refrigerator at all times. Then a sixer or two of more interesting stuff. Everyday beer, very reasonably priced. What Bud & Coors could and should have been.
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    South Australia, Coopers Brewery.


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    Quote Originally Posted by L.W. Baxter View Post
    and if i were picking a 10 barrel brewing beer? cucumber? gtfoh.

    their pub beer lager is cheaper by the drop than pabst. it's maybe not the most fascinating beer ever made, but it comes in 18 packs.
    To be honest, an 18 pack of anything would probably last me a month or more, anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beowolf View Post
    To be honest, an 18 pack of anything would probably last me a month or more, anymore.
    I don't go thru it quickly any more, either. But I have two boys who raid the back refrigerator regularly.
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    i have one of those boys, raiding the refrigerator.

    one of us is drinking all my beers!

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    Agree with her on Ohio's Great Lakes Brewing . .

    but several of their other beers are regarded as being better than Edumud Fitz porter.

    Great Lakes was one of the first to try to make good beer around here, since 1986 or so.



    They treat their employees well and now have a million imitators in the region.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David G View Post
    What... are you suggesting they make decent beer in OTHER parts of the state??? <G>

    Actually, there are a couple of award-winning breweries in my tiny little hometown: Astoria.
    yes, and even, of all places, Astoria.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonofswen View Post
    yes, and even, of all places, Astoria.
    I also lived in Eugene for 14 years. But that was before Ninkasi, Alesong, Steelhead, et.al.
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    Yep, Yuengling of Pottsville, PA. They brew a tasty Black and Tan.

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    When I first started 'collecting' son-in-laws, I made a point of keeping stocked up on beer. Turns out, they will drink til it's gone.

    No more.
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