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  1. Standard member StTito
    The Mullverine
    23 Apr '09 00:16
    I live in the NW part of the US where I think I am pretty spoiled when it comes to micro-brewed and home brewed beers. I am a bartender and recently have been given the chance to expand my bars beer selection and would like to get some more beers from outside the US. Now I've already stock Stella, Guiness, Spaten, Pilsner, Red Stripe, and Newcastle. Any suggestions?

    Side bar- Why are Macro-brews like making love in a canoe?

    Cause its F'n close to water.
  2. 23 Apr '09 03:13
    There's a great beer from Monterrey, Mexico, called Regia. Comes in dark and lager. There is also Nochebuena, but only available at X-Mas.
  3. Standard member Bosse de Nage
    Zellulärer Automat
    23 Apr '09 09:49
    The post that was quoted here has been removed
    Which sound funniest?
  4. Donation bbarr
    Chief Justice
    23 Apr '09 10:25
    Originally posted by StTito
    I live in the NW part of the US where I think I am pretty spoiled when it comes to micro-brewed and home brewed beers. I am a bartender and recently have been given the chance to expand my bars beer selection and would like to get some more beers from outside the US. Now I've already stock Stella, Guiness, Spaten, Pilsner, Red Stripe, and Newcastle. Any sugge ...[text shortened]...
    Side bar- Why are Macro-brews like making love in a canoe?

    Cause its F'n close to water.
    Where do you tend bar?
  5. 23 Apr '09 11:00
    Originally posted by StTito
    I live in the NW part of the US where I think I am pretty spoiled when it comes to micro-brewed and home brewed beers. I am a bartender and recently have been given the chance to expand my bars beer selection and would like to get some more beers from outside the US. Now I've already stock Stella, Guiness, Spaten, Pilsner, Red Stripe, and Newcastle. Any sugge ...[text shortened]...
    Side bar- Why are Macro-brews like making love in a canoe?

    Cause its F'n close to water.
    Personally, I dislike Stella intensely, but, then again, I am a real-ale person (or, at least, I am when my wife's not looking).

    My suggestions would be Deuchars, Bitter and Twister, and Fraoch. All quite light, but utterly tasty! Also, have you ever been to the czech republic? It's a beer-lovers heaven. The glasses even have space for the head!

    From what I can gather, only Deuchars doesn't export to the US. The other two, however, do:
    http://www.harviestoun.com/
    http://www.fraoch.com
  6. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    23 Apr '09 11:03
    The post that was quoted here has been removed
    Regarding Belgian beers, Hoegaarden is probably the one I like the least.

    Been recently to Brugges and the Brugse Zot was very good. For the bottled ones, I'd go with Orval or the amazing Achel Brune Extra.
  7. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    23 Apr '09 11:04 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by StTito
    I live in the NW part of the US where I think I am pretty spoiled when it comes to micro-brewed and home brewed beers. I am a bartender and recently have been given the chance to expand my bars beer selection and would like to get some more beers from outside the US. Now I've already stock Stella, Guiness, Spaten, Pilsner, Red Stripe, and Newcastle. Any sugge ...[text shortened]...
    Side bar- Why are Macro-brews like making love in a canoe?

    Cause its F'n close to water.
    See my post above. The Trappist Achel Brune extra is extremely good and it will give you a very smooth, different type of beer. Diversity of styles should be good for a micro-brewery.
  8. Standard member Seitse
    Doug Stanhope
    23 Apr '09 11:34
    Man, I don't get what's so great about Stella.

    Wherever there are English people gathered, they drink that piss. It's annoying. Both the English and Stella.

    *insert smiley here to reduce the offensive factor, huck style*
  9. 23 Apr '09 18:31
    stella is advertised as being good because its expensive, this makes people who cant form an individual opinion think that it must be good or everybody else is saying its good so i will, its the emperors new clothes of beer.

    still its better than drinking carling, fosters and carlsberg.

    ive been drinking beer called innes and gunn, made in scotland, worth a try as its unlike any beer(lager) ive had.
  10. Standard member Bosse de Nage
    Zellulärer Automat
    23 Apr '09 18:43
    Originally posted by Seitse
    Man, I don't get what's so great about Stella.
    Deep down inside they believe there's a blonde bird hiding in the can. Guess what her name is?
  11. Standard member StTito
    The Mullverine
    23 Apr '09 20:14
    Originally posted by bbarr
    Where do you tend bar?
    A bar in Portland called The Know. Stella is quite hip now but we only sell it for $3 a bottle. you would be surprised what is cool in this town to drink. Wave a $2 tall boy can of PBR and the crusty punks start salivating( $1 happy hour). Thanks for the suggestions so far I might try some of those Belgium beers, always have had good luck with those.
  12. 24 Apr '09 00:10
    Nothing like a great IPA
  13. Standard member StTito
    The Mullverine
    24 Apr '09 02:10
    Originally posted by badmoon
    Nothing like a great IPA
    We have 3, Lagunitas, Terminal Gravity and rotating locals. FYI Terminal will put you out if you are not careful.
  14. Subscriber FMF
    a.k.a. John W Booth
    24 Apr '09 11:06
    I miss Abbot Ale, especially a half mixed with a bottle of Greene King St.Edmund's. And then there were those marvellously strong brews for fun like Theakston's Old Peculiar and Bishop's Tipple. Recent trips to the U.K. have featured local micro-brewery beers (near where family members live) the names of which I cannot remember but which all seemed sensationally well done.
  15. 24 Apr '09 11:48
    Harpoon Ale from the northeast USA is pretty darn good.