Any kind of IPA holds the key to my heart. Doubles, imperials, blacks....omgahhhh
I know it's the hip brewery to be a fan of but I absolutely love Stone Brewing. They're the ultimate brewery for hop heads and really pack some intense flavors into their beers. Anyone who wants the best buzz ever needs to try their Double Bastard Ale that they release seasonally during the fall/winter. It's basically their Arrogant Bastard Ale on steroids, and packing a whopping 10.5% ABV.
Personally, I'm a big Porter and Stout fan. I can drink just about everything, but I have an affinity for the darker beers.
But now that it's the Winter, I'll be drinking North Coast's Old Rasputin and the Young's Double Chocolate Stout (not a craft) with increased regularity
I used to be huge into the dark beers, but nowadays only a few stouts and even fewer porters do it for me. When they're good though, they're fucking AWESOME. My friend left an Old Rasputin in my fridge last week and I'm debating drinking it or not. I can't remember if I've tried it before or not but I've heard it's pretty intense.
Oregon has some of my favorite breweries, although I've never visited any of them. One of my favorites is Bridgeport. Their IPA is one of the best balanced I've ever had. For those like me who love IPAs it's not knock-your-socks-off hoppy, but I still recommend it. For those interested in the more hoppy varieties try their Hop Czar.
Post by Horned Gramma on Dec 20, 2010 16:13:44 GMT -8
Ooh, I do not enjoy Bridgeport beers. Or New Belgium, for that matter - there's just a weird taste to all of their beers. Bridgeport doesn't have the body to support the flavor.
I'll swear by Rogue. Dead Guy is a staple, but their Brutal Bitter is fucking delicious too. They have just dozens of different beers, and I never get tired of trying some crazy new shit like their Juniper Ale, which - yup - tastes like juniper but it's so damn tasty.
Post by Horned Gramma on Dec 20, 2010 16:44:10 GMT -8
Whoopsie I can't tell if you are joking because you strike me as the kind of guy that would drink beer out of a can - which you're welcome to do, but you should start another thread to talk about it if you're going to talk about it because nothing is more off-topic in a thread called 'The Craft Beer Thread' than Coors.