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Old 03-01-2014, 08:20 PM   #466
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^ this will be good for coffee in the morning too. Lol
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Old 03-01-2014, 08:42 PM   #468
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Out of about a dozen "microbrews" so far, a lot of NC brands, I like Hell's Belle best, so far. Like regular Killian's, but a lot tastier.


Out of the worst, Natty Greene beers taste nasty, to me. And some of the other beers have way too much tangy-ness to them. (too much hops?) Blecchhh.
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Killians is coors. Is this a true micro brew? Either way its a great name! Cheers!
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Killians is coors. Is this a true micro brew? Either way its a great name! Cheers!
(Showing my age) I don't think Killian's used to be Coors, read that it tasted better when it wasn't.

Honestly, I feel like there's some snobbery against the "big brewers", especially on the Beer Advocates website. Yes, Killian's, Guiness, and St. Pauli Girl put the Coors/Bud/Miller usual beers to shame. But almost half the "microbrews" that I had tasted worse. Either tasted kinda skunky though I think that wasn't it (Natty Greene), and the other bad ones was like their machine accidentally put too much of hops or something in it, like when a soda machine puts too much carbonation in the drink.

Hell's Belle is made by http://bigbossbrewing.com. I guess they're a microbrew. I think I have a lot to learn which is why I'm trying different beers. it's fun, and looking up Beer Advocate is fun too.

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I'm drinking this beer called Sierra Nevada pale ale. May have heard of it, I would describe it as dank nugs and maybe one of the best beers ever.
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I'm drinking this beer called Sierra Nevada pale ale. May have heard of it, I would describe it as dank nugs and maybe one of the best beers ever.

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(Showing my age) I don't think Killian's used to be Coors, read that it tasted better when it wasn't.



Honestly, I feel like there's some snobbery against the "big brewers", especially on the Beer Advocates website. Yes, Killian's, Guiness, and St. Pauli Girl put the Coors/Bud/Miller usual beers to shame. But almost half the "microbrews" that I had tasted worse. Either tasted kinda skunky though I think that wasn't it (Natty Greene), and the other bad ones was like their machine accidentally put too much of hops or something in it, like when a soda machine puts too much carbonation in the drink.



Hell's Belle is made by http://bigbossbrewing.com. I guess they're a microbrew. I think I have a lot to learn which is why I'm trying different beers. it's fun, and looking up Beer Advocate is fun too.



Cheers!

Coors acquired the rights to brew killians a while ago. Maybe things have changed. Dont know. Age is just a number and beer is just something that makes me remember to forget.
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I'm drinking this beer called Sierra Nevada pale ale. May have heard of it, I would describe it as dank nugs and maybe one of the best beers ever.
That has been around since I was old enough to drink. I moved from California 2 years ago, It has been made in Northern California for over 30 years, I think almost all stores carry it, maybe it only started selling in Virginia a little while ago?
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That has been around since I was old enough to drink. I moved from California 2 years ago, It has been made in Northern California for over 30 years, I think almost all stores carry it, maybe it only started selling in Virginia a little while ago?
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If I had to pick one beer to have for the rest of my life, SN Pale just might be my pick.

I did one of those make your own sixer deals at the grocery store the other day, all SN brews. Pale, Torpedo, and Ruthless Rye.
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I believe I've mentioned my love for pretty much any brew Harpoon puts out, but they may have topped themselves with The Long Thaw. It's a white IPA that's mildly hoppy, with some citrus flavor thrown in to make it really drinkable. I definitely recommend trying it.
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That has been around since I was old enough to drink. I moved from California 2 years ago, It has been made in Northern California for over 30 years, I think almost all stores carry it, maybe it only started selling in Virginia a little while ago?
Naw I was just being an ass. Sometimes we get caught up in the hot new thing, when the original is still the best. I cut my teeth drinking sn pale ale round '96 when I started drinking good beers. Always solid

Matty, torpedo has never done it for me but the ruthless rye has always been great.
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If I had to pick one beer to have for the rest of my life, SN Pale just might be my pick.

I did one of those make your own sixer deals at the grocery store the other day, all SN brews. Pale, Torpedo, and Ruthless Rye.
Yeah, Harris Teeter is where I've been getting the "make your own six pack" to try microbrews in my area.
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Maybe it was a California phenomenon but quite lot of beverage items there would disappear from the shelves after many years or just be a flash in the pan and vanish. Then through this thing called the internet you find out some brand that you thought died 30 years ago is selling like crazy up in Washington State.
So I thought it was very likely SN pale ale may have just come to the region where the poster lived. There are lots of products that have been around for ever that are marketed only in a small region.
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