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Recommend me a good NW beer

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by CleverName, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. CleverName

    CleverName Southern Oregon Active Member

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    I haven't been much of a beer drinker lately and want to get started again. I'd like recommendations for a good local, dark, "interesting" beer. So far I like Black Butte Porter, and Widmer Hefeweizen. Any ideas?
     
  2. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Mac & Jack's African Amber
     
  3. DAPSRT

    DAPSRT Dallas, Or Active Member

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    Ninkasi seasonal.... "Sleigher"
     
  4. jdub75

    jdub75 PNW Well-Known Member

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    Widmer 'Brrrrr'
    Deschutes 'Jubelale'
    both have a much higher alcohol content than average to boot!
     
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    Unka-Boo Milwaukie Active Member

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    All of the above, + Snow Cap
     
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    KTM530XCW Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Deschutes Brewery Stoic Ale. Simply best beer ever (Barley Wine technically)
     
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  7. absoluterik07

    absoluterik07 Salem, OR Member

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    Ninkasi Tricerahops! Double IPA if you're into those. Ninkasi actually has quite a few good beers and they aren't exorbitantly priced like rogue has become. Also check out HUB (hopworks urban brewery)
     
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  8. CleverName

    CleverName Southern Oregon Active Member

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    Thanks for the suggestions! These should keep me busy for a while. Whats an IPA?
     
  9. gearhead

    gearhead NC Active Member

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    Anything from ft George. Just tried a diamond knot industrial IPA that was excellent. NW beers are second only to Belgians in my humble book.
     
  10. absoluterik07

    absoluterik07 Salem, OR Member

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    India pale ale. Not like a lager much stronger and delicious!
     
  11. Unka-Boo

    Unka-Boo Milwaukie Active Member

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    You really haven't had beer in a while, huh?






    ( India Pale Ale )
     
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  12. gearhead

    gearhead NC Active Member

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    Just tried snow cap last night. Excellent brew.
     
  13. Unka-Boo

    Unka-Boo Milwaukie Active Member

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    nomnomnomnomnomnomnomnomnomnomnonmnomnonmnomnomnomnomnom


    I don't drink all that often anymore, but I love my winter beers....malty-sweety goodness....I have a soft spot for Scotch Ales too...
     
  14. Spray-n-pray

    Spray-n-pray Battle Ground Moderator Staff Member Bronze Supporter

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    +1 on Ninkasi. I like the Oatis Stout. Also, Rogue hazelnut brown is pretty amazing. Anything from Deschutes. Dang, there are lots of good beers around here. I'm going to the store!
     
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    drew OR Well-Known Member

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    They are a hoppy, malty variety of beer that is popular in the NW. Double IPAs have more of these qualities usually with a higher alcohol content.

    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/India_Pale_Ale
     
  16. DAPSRT

    DAPSRT Dallas, Or Active Member

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    You did NOT just ask what an IPA was! It's only one of my most favorite beers ever! I never met an IPA I didn't like.

    If you want to get wild and they ever make it again, Rogue's "Brewer" was awesome. It was named after brewmaster John Maier's dog after he passed away. Great beer in memory of a great dog I understand!
     
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    Grunwald Out of that nut job colony of Seattle, WA Well-Known Member

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    By far the best amber ale out there. Nothing comes even remotely close.
     
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    numbnutz molalla Active Member

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    I gotta say everyone has some great taste in beer. One of my fav's is total domination from ninkasi and this one

    Stone Ruination IPA
     
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    Zoltan Salem Member

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    My favorites are probably the Rogue Oatmeal Stout and Chocolate Stout. If you're looking for something really dark, I like Deschutes Obsidian, but it's kind of an acquired taste. Recently, I've been picking up the Widmer Drifter IPA just for something lighter.
     
  20. RedneckRampage

    RedneckRampage Newberg Well-Known Member

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    Rouge Deadguy.