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ferider

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You guys would all go to jail for promoting that stuff where I grew up.

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(German Beer Purity Law)

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Yeah, yeah, I know, everytime Germany is mentioned somebody else did NAZI that coming :) German privilege, I guess :D
My point being that not every "rule" is worth following. I like German beer. But I like Czech beer. Some beer from the Alsace region. Even Danish and Norwegian beer. No one has "the way". "Purity laws" aren't always a good thing.

And I would hope by now that you know that I'd never play a national socialist card against you or yours...so please don't put words in my mouth, Roland. You know me better than that. (I've actually worked and was friendly with former German WWII soldiers in my younger years in a factory in NYC...and my own father in law was in the Italian army in WWII. I used to have a fun time making jokes with him, may he rest in peace.)

Nonetheless, I apologize for any unintended offense.
 

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And I would hope by now that you know that I'd never play a national socialist card against you or yours...so please don't put words in my mouth, Roland.
I know, B. Sorry if it came across that way.

BTW, my favorite beer is from Pilsen (Czech Republic), followed by some Japanese (Asahi). For these beers, it makes more difference whether they come from barrel or bottle, than which brand it is, IMHO.
 

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I used to like Asahi and a few other Japanese beers but I seem to have lost my taste for them. I've also, to be honest, gotten burned out on IPAs and their ilk of late and have mostly been concentrating on lagers / Pilsners.

My local wine shop has some good German and Czech offerings...I don't see as many in the local supermarket but they have standard offerings like Pilsner Urquell and such.
 

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Personally, I like the taste of good beer. Always have since my first taste at 15 years old. IMO, good beer doesn't need pump kin, chocolate, coffee, citrus, vanilla, or any other ingredients to mask the good flavor of the beer itself. Not saying I have never enjoyed a flavored beer, but as a general rule I like beer.
I used to like Asahi and a few other Japanese beers but I seem to have lost my taste for them. I've also, to be honest, gotten burned out on IPAs and their ilk of late and have mostly been concentrating on lagers / Pilsners.

My local wine shop has some good German and Czech offerings...I don't see as many in the local supermarket but they have standard offerings like Pilsner Urquell and such.

Sapporo Premium is still nice for me after a hot afternoon mowing the lawn.

Also VERY burned out on pale ales and especially IPAs. Was at Costco the other day, and they had maybe a dozen specialty beers and all but two were IPAs, and the other two were flavored beers (a citrus flavored Belgian wheat beer, and some other fruity nonsence). Ridiculous.

A couple of years ago I returned to drinking a LOT of pilsners - especially in the warmer months of spring and summer. Urquell is the original, and I enjoy it. There are some others I like better. I really liked Firestone Pivo Pils, but AFAICT they don't make it anymore. Which is a shame. I have also enjoyed Brooklyn Lager (as far as I'm concerned, it's a Pilsner), Warsteiner, Jever Pilsner, and North Coast Scrimshaw Pilsner. But my current favorites are Victory's Prima Pils and Weihenstephan Pils (both German style), and Von Trapp (Czech style).
 

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Warsteiner gives me a headache for some reason...don't know why. Haven't had Brooklyn Lager, nor Sapporo in some time.

I often buy a 15 pack of Oskar Blues "Yella Pils" since they have a brewery four miles or so from my home and they support the community I live in. (Though it isn't my favorite Pils, and most of their line is not my thing but for the very occasional foray.)

I wish more of the "craft" brewers would offer good lagers and amber / red ales. They hold up best over time, imho.

A local brewer in town makes a nice clean lager, a nice Pils, a good red ale as well as a dunkel. Unfortunately, his variety pack, where you can save a few bucks, includes an IPA which I'm just not in the mood for these days. So, I have to buy individual six packs at the grocery or at his establishment.

This time of year, I like a nice oatmeal porter...especially if it is understated. There are a few brewed locally and within the state.
 

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Was at Costco the other day, and they had maybe a dozen specialty beers and all but two were IPAs, and the other two were flavored beers (a citrus flavored Belgian wheat beer, and some other fruity nonsence). Ridiculous.
I'm not a wheat beer devotee... but I will say that Allagash makes a fine one. I had bought it for my wife who enjoys wheat beer, and I was impressed with it,,,and surprised. (Not something I would keep on hand regularly, however.)

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