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BREWERIES around the World!

by taboma / July 7, 2007 1:48 PM PDT

Where is your favorite brewery in the world? Could be a state also in the U.S.

I just returned from a European travel adventure. I loved the beers of Belgium.

I could drink those beer and brews every day.
What are your favorite beers or ales?

On a vacation I went to a brewery in Slippery Rock, PA. Called the North Country Brewing:


Just up from the collage there. The place used to be a firehouse years ago. The brewery brews 13 different brews. One is called STATION 33 FIREHOUSE RED. 5% of all sales go to the Slippery Rock Fire Dept. Neat!
The place serves Bison Burgers! 1/2-LB with a ton of French fries.
I tried some brew samplers also from their list. Awesome!
I went there each day for three days. I wish I were there right now!

Three years ago I went to a bar in Scottsdale, Arizona, in the old historic district where they had 85 Micro Brewed drafts to choose from. Unbelievable! I tried five and drank two Mustys.
I guess the bartender believed me and tried one also. He said ?That is good?
A Musty is half beer and half ale. Think of it as a Black and Tan, only lighter. Pick out your favorite Ale and beer and mix them.

Anyone have any favorites and links?

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by spurlockda / July 7, 2007 2:06 PM PDT

Try out Stone Brewing out in San Diego. Great beer,great food, and serious hotties all in an outstanding setting. I don't work for them but I do brew my own beer and I fell in love with the place.

Another good one on the east coast is Dogfish Head Brewing in Dover, MD. If you can afford the price and the hangover, try their 120 min IPA.

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Blue Moon
by Terry Browne / July 7, 2007 8:00 PM PDT

Is a Belgian style White Ale which is very refreshing during the summer! Made of wheat and with a slight, slight citrus flavor.

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Blue Moon?
by taboma / July 8, 2007 8:22 AM PDT
In reply to: Blue Moon

Terry, I will have to try that. Wheat ale or beer is not my favorite.
I did have some wheat style beer at a small brewery in France. It was good! Fresh and right out of their tanks. That is good beer!


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I think you'll like it
by Terry Browne / July 8, 2007 12:52 PM PDT
In reply to: Blue Moon?

Just make sure to have it on a HOT summerday! Really refreshing..

Had two Brooklyn Pilsner today and they weren't bad at all. Actually pretty darn good if you like Pilsner which is way more bitter than lager.

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I think you'll like it
by taboma / July 8, 2007 3:09 PM PDT
In reply to: I think you'll like it

Terry, Any good breweries in Charleston, SC?
I am going to Charleston this Thursday through Sunday. Maybe I will take your tip on having a Pilsner.
The temperature there is in the 90's.
Sorry I will not be in Brooklyn to have a Pilsner with you.


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I'm sure you can find Brooklyn Pilsner
by Terry Browne / July 8, 2007 4:39 PM PDT
In reply to: I think you'll like it

in SC too. I am not in Bklyn though but at the East side of NYC.

My tip however was a Samuel Adams Summer Ale when it's hot!!! REALLY GOOD! Since NYC is melting even now at 2.30 am I am dying for one and might as well go down to the bodega and get a few...

Try this brewery in SC:

Palmetto Brewing
Charleston, South Carolina
289 Huger Street
Charleston SC 29403

or this one:

Southend Brewery and Smokehouse - Charleston
Charleston, South Carolina
161 East Bay Street
Charleston SC 29401

Cheers and enjoy your trip!

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One trivium I know; relates to Euros doing beer well.
by drpruner / July 9, 2007 7:34 AM PDT

Pilsener means 'in the manner of the beers of Pilsen', a town in the former Czechoslovakia. when was the last time you were offered a Milwaukier or a Goldener? Happy

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Like Budweiser used to be...
by Terry Browne / July 9, 2007 7:45 AM PDT

Americans bought it and made water out of it!

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by Terry Browne / July 9, 2007 7:52 AM PDT

The recipe got in the hands of some American and they made water out of THAT!

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by taboma / July 10, 2007 10:56 AM PDT
In reply to: Sorry...

Terry, Bud is OK in place of drinking nothing.
Every year I try to have one Bud. That's it! Next year I will try another. I swig half the cold beer, set it down and order a Jack Daniel's. I hardly ever finish that Bud. You are right.

EFES Pilsner is pretty good beer to drink in Turkey. I found a package store in MA that just brought it in to their store for a try after contacting the beer buyer. Five cases.
The beer buyer bought four cases for himself. I could only buy the last two six packs for $6.99 each. Pretty good stuff. Brewed in Ankara, the capitol.

I also bought a 750ml bottle of OMMEGANG Belgium Abby Ale brewed in Belgium , top fermented and bottle conditionedd. Brewed and bottled for Brewery Ommegange of Cooperstown, N.Y. Cost $5.
Haven't tasted it yet. Supposted to store it straight up, open and pour it without disturbing the yeast in the bottom of the bottle. Has a champagne style cork opener.
My luck, I'll get the cork off and have it whack me in the eye!!
I'll drink the whole darn bottle nursing a black eye!
Worth it I hope!? :

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For that matter, Schlitz, Budweiser, Stroh, Busch, Anheuser,
by drpruner / July 9, 2007 12:39 PM PDT

all names from Germany or nearby. Their great-grandkids spend their ill-gotten gains importing real stouts and lagers for their parties with their Hollywood friends. Oh, the stories I could tell you ...

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OK, Doug. You are on?
by taboma / July 9, 2007 3:29 PM PDT

Oh, the stories I could tell you.
Tell us?

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For that matter?
by taboma / July 9, 2007 4:21 PM PDT

drpruner. Let us know. You are on?


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Just my little joke, Kevin.
by drpruner / July 9, 2007 4:52 PM PDT

I don't even know the great-grandkids.

Although my grandfather once wintered his boat in the same yard as one of the Strohs. Grandpa said he was an OK guy.

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One trivium?
by taboma / July 10, 2007 11:09 AM PDT

I think that you would like Narraganset Larger beer out of Rhode Island. Good creamy taste.
Certainly not as good as a Belgium beer or from any of the Euro breweries. Beats a Badweiser hands-down. What a lot of beer drinkers call Bud: BADwiser!


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Broolyn Pisner?
by taboma / July 9, 2007 9:30 AM PDT

Terry, Thanks. I visited the sites and bookmarked them both. Checked them out on PubCrawler. What the heck is that group all about!?
Lots of blobs there.
Do you go there?
I do have the addresses for both places that you recommended and will try them out in Charlston this coming week.

I was going to send you a reply at 2:30 am today, but lightning struck our local sub-station and the electricy went out for two hours.

Here it is:
Summer Ale is good. I have tried it. Forget Coors.
I am from Boston. Coors beer was great if you were in Colorado during the 60's. Good tasting.
Sam Adams is very good. I happen to like their specialty beers offered throughout the year, like Summer Ale and Octoberfest.
Sam Adams just bought another new brewing site locally a couple of months ago.
Very popular and good tasting brew.


Gansett is a larger beer and really good. I used to drink it and when they had a GIQ: Giant Imperial Quart. Cost about 50

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Here's a good one Kevin!
by Terry Browne / July 9, 2007 1:00 PM PDT
In reply to: Broolyn Pisner?
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Holly Smokes?
by taboma / July 9, 2007 4:14 PM PDT

What a site! I bookmarked that site Thanks, Terry.
I will drink to that one. Did you check out the Pub Crawler also?
I guess you have to sign in on that site.
I told my wife about the SC pubs in Charleston.

Any Wine tours around Charleston? We will be with a few of my relatives from CA and MA beginning this coming Thursday. We all like beer, ale, wine and martinis. My wife loves Cosmos.


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Great Site?
by taboma / July 10, 2007 1:56 PM PDT

Terry, thanks for that site. Interesting. So where is Turkey?? Missing EFES from Ankara?
Pretty good site. Will check them out.


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Hey everyone. Is it time for
by drpruner / July 7, 2007 10:59 PM PDT

a Taboma intervention? Happy

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Is it time for?
by taboma / July 8, 2007 2:54 PM PDT

A Taboma intervention?
Someone should.

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The History Channel ....and an aged beer
by Angeline Booher / July 8, 2007 5:40 AM PDT

...... had a very interesting program on breweries a few days ago. it focused on American ones, but noted the European influences. Beer making goes back many centuries.

Many local breweries folded due to Prohibition.

When marketing beer in cans was tried, it tasted like the can. So they coated the can, and cans were a huge success in WWII.

They followed the brewing process in several major breweries. Fascinating!

I didn't know that Sam Adams also make an aged beer. (The alcohol content is quite high!)

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Aged beer?
by taboma / July 8, 2007 8:04 AM PDT

Sam Adams is a pretty good beer.
The Belgium beers can be aged like a good wine.
Haven't tasted any of them yet. Maybe next year when we return to Belgium.


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Sam Adams summer ale...
by Terry Browne / July 8, 2007 12:54 PM PDT
In reply to: Aged beer?

is a little bit like the Blue Moon I mentioned before. But I think SA is better to be honest. Blue Moon is actually brewed by Coors. But don't let that scare you. They do succeed one in a while even if it is rare...

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And I'm not anti-American:
by drpruner / July 9, 2007 7:36 AM PDT

Some of the best I've had are microbrews. I've already mentioned one here in NM. Another was in a casino saloon in Vegas. IOW all it takes is the desire to make good beer, not just lots of money.

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drpruner?the anti-English beer drinker
by taboma / July 9, 2007 9:45 AM PDT

I still like Tetley Beer, Ale and Tea from Jolly Old England.

There are so many Micro-Breweries in the States it is impossible to sample all of them.
I want to start my own Ale or Beer and brew it in my bath tub for starters.
I will call it "OLD JOCK STRAP" until I perfect it.
I hope that it does not taste like skunk-piss.
Don't you just hate that!? :

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According to a Jeopardy question just this evening,
by drpruner / July 9, 2007 4:48 PM PDT

England is still part of Europe.

They couldn't say that on TV if it wasn't true. Happy

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Jeopardy must be ?
by taboma / July 10, 2007 1:50 PM PDT

the most popular American dumb show for anyone to watch in England.
What a shame the English viewers think that they are a part of the Euro.
I have a suggestion for all those idiots. Turn off the telly and read the newspaper or a good book and wake up!

The reason? Too much tea. They should drink Tetley Ale instead of Tetley Tea. Too much tea makes you go daft it seems!! :

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Hey. I like Jeopardy
by Steven Haninger / July 11, 2007 1:29 AM PDT
In reply to: Jeopardy must be ?

If it's a "dumb show", as you claim, there's no adequate description for the majority of the other shows on the tube. Where else can you get tutored in the proper pronunciation of people's names, book titles, wines, art pieces, etc. in so many foreign languages than you get from Alex? Happy

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I like Jeopardy?
by taboma / July 11, 2007 9:07 AM PDT
In reply to: Hey. I like Jeopardy

Steven, Good for you. Alex does a good job on that show.
My favorite shows are the History Channel and Food Network.
My wife last night was watching a really funny French and German comedy show called "Allo, Allo"
Was pretty funny to watch. I thought it was British humor.


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