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I know bleed goes to Beertopia quite often. Their beer list is huge.
No, just the thought of it suffices these days. My best days are behind me...
Tonight, velvet Merlin and anti hero on tap. These are just solid beers I would never turn down. Merlin is just right up my alley interns if oatmeal stouts and Anti Hero is a no fail IPA that never fails to be fresh. They sell this in a canned 6 packs and it is just as good from the can as it is on tap. I am becoming a believer in the can. I hope companies are realizing the advantages to the can.
Boys, if we get to make a trade this year I think ill through in Anti-Hero. Just an all around quality IPA with awesome hop character. Can't imagine any complaints.
This post was edited by beardown2489 16 months ago
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Brewing a spiced winter ale today with the pops today. Will post pictures as it happens.
Where is this?
Ty depending on where in Omaha you live there are 5 decent places I know of.
#1 - beertopia 36th and farnam (the best IMO)
#2 - brix 33rd and farnam
#3 - spirit World is decent at 75th and Pacific
#4 - brix in Village Point 168th and dodge
#5 - big dogs in Elkhorn - 204th st - few blocks south of maple
This post was edited by iBleedRed6801 16 months ago
Thanks much appreciated!
Just had a pint of O'Hara's Irish Red. Quite possibly the worst beer...... Ever!!
Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout- OMG it's amazing everytime. The head is as thick as whipped cream. You could take a pinky of head and watch the froth slowly sink back into the head. Amazing. Beyond that, the flavor is just so pure. It's like a superhuman, imperial version of Guinness with greater flavor. Incredible. Had it so many times, and it NEVER disappoints.
Double Jack - I don't have to say much. This is a world class DIPA. Had 2 glasses.
90 Minute - same... World class. Not quite on the level as DJ, but certainly a beer id never turn down.
West Coast IPA - Had this a while back in Nebraska in a time when IPAs were new to me. I loved it then and I still love it now. My favorite beers are west coast styled beer that go above ans beyond... this brew is the basic profile upon which almost all great west coast IPAs brews I've had are built off of. For that reason I understand why this is regularly called the quintessential west coast IPA. It's just so solid. Nothing mind blowing, but it's just exactly an IPA drinker is expecting. A quality brew.
Hi guys! Never posted in this thread before but wasn't into fancy beers. A friend of mine owed me several beers and paid me back with a craft beer called St. Bernardus ABT 12. Am about done with the first one and am now much more interested in craft beers.. This beer is fantastically good. Now is it just me or is this beer a good one? Tell me what you all think about it because i love it. It came in 4 pak which is different than what i am used too...
Yes sir it's considered one of he best belgian beers in the world. You have a nice friend
Belgian beers have a distinct taste because the use different kind of yeast and sugar that gives it a distinct taste.
So many styles out there to try. It's half the fun
Yea, every once in a while the old fart surprises me. Thanks for the response as i don't know squat about these craft beers. At my age i gave up hard liquor but enjoy a beer on a regular basis. I like waking up in the morning feeling good. Is there some place on the interenet i can learn a little bit more about these fancy beers? Maybe find out which ones are best so i can keep a lookout for them?
There is almost too much out there. Ill try to find a simple break down for you. Where are you living these days?
Am in Fremont about 40 miles northwest of Omaha. I suppose there are alot of them out there and figured a little research as to what is thought to be good would help but realize it comes down to individual preference as far as taste and type of beer one likes.
iBR and Bob are both familiar with the craft scene around that area. The thing with craft is its all very regionalized so certain states have access to certain brews.
Here's the first link ill put up. This is a site that breakdown almost every craft brewery in the country and where they are available. You can even do comparisons between states and see which states share distribution of certain beers.
It won't help you find what beers you will like but it will help you know why is easily accessible to you.
Interactive map for US Craft Beer Dristribution.
Thanks bear, looks very interesting. This should tell me what beers i'm not likely to find here and save me time looking, sounds good. I'll spend some time looking at past pages of this thread to get a feel for what's here.
The beer world has lots of stuff to try. If you are a whiskey or wine guy, you'll understand that each drink has its own taste. Not everything taste like Bud, Miller, and Coors.
The pallete is something that is different for everyone and changes over time. There's so much fricking content on the Internet about it but this link I found pretty helpful or someone who is starting out fresh. Certain beers are more easily drinkable and some will take time to appreciate the complexity. More for some than others. I'm only about to turn 24 and can say I've tried almost evey style of beer and have enjoyed all of them at one time or another.
As you can see I am passionate about it and need to stop rambling so much out there than people realize. Especially in Nebraska where its typically give me a bud/coors or give me death. If people only knew why they were missing.
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I looked back on this page of the thread and noticed a list of places to get some of these craft beers. Might have to buzz down to the one in Elkhorn and check out what is there once i look at some of the prior thread pages to see what is thought to be a good brew.
There a lot if people out there willing to help. None more so than the guys at these bottle shops. They talk your ear off if you're not careful but have a convo with them and they will lead you in the right direction.
Age doesn't matter as i'm 60 and have tried alot of things in the liquor world over the years. I do like having a beer on a regular basis but this ABT 12 was a total game changer for me. Wish i had paid closer attention to what was popular and tried some craft beers sooneer. I don't drink hard liquor anymore but am going to enjoy trying some of these different beers for sure and for certain.......I'll blame on my buddy.....
I feel like a winner today. This thread has served it's purpose.
Holy crap! Will revisit this later bump.
crazy. i posted something about st bernardus in the first page or two of this thread i think and now i think everyone here has tried it. its a great beer and as beardown already said it is one of the best from belgium. the brewery itself is on a small cottage so their output is not as much as you'd think ... they are not available everywhere.
you have a good friend haha
great job beardown!
you are in good hands HF! beardown and bobross are two of the original three of this thread.
My advice to you is this. when you start just try a bunch of random beers. start with the following breweries. (anyone in any of those aforementioned stores will help you) : O'Dell, Ska, and Lagunitas. It all depends on taste. if you like dark thick beers try some stouts, oatmeal stouts, and dark lagers... if you like the piney taste then try some IPAs (this would be a good spot to try Lagunitas) ... I always tell people the best starter beers are Pilsners (check out ScrimShaw)...
One beer that everyone should try that I have yet to see anyone else try is Staropramen (i'll put a photo in the next comment) - It is a light lager similar to Stella Artois except better.
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