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bluedigger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-30-09 07:47 PM
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38. Where ya been, Scubadude?
If you had surfaced in the last, oh, 15 years or so, you would have realized that beer is alive and well in the U.S. of A! I counted up the microbreweries in Maine back in the mid-90's and figured there was about one for every 20,000 residents - which must meet European standards! Maybe Maine was ahead of the curve for a change, but "as Maine goes, so goes the nation". Beer may now be one of the last products that we can "buy American". Drink local and enjoy! :toast:
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  -Microbrews, anybody like em? scubadude  Jan-30-09 06:50 PM   #0 
  - Stone is my favorite microbrewery  rucky   Jan-30-09 06:52 PM   #1 
  - How the hell does this happen to me?  ElboRuum   Jan-30-09 06:54 PM   #3 
  - Ever tried Drakes?  Initech   Jan-30-09 06:57 PM   #8 
  - No I haven't, but I will now.  scubadude   Jan-30-09 07:25 PM   #23 
     - Try the Expedition Ale.  Initech   Jan-30-09 09:06 PM   #58 
  - Arrogant Bastard  TroglodyteScholar   Jan-30-09 07:09 PM   #14 
  - Get a 24 oz bottle of Arrogant Bastard and a 24 oz bottle of Double Bastard.  Initech   Jan-30-09 07:11 PM   #16 
  - I don't think the beer store here carries the Double Bastard...  TroglodyteScholar   Jan-30-09 07:35 PM   #33 
  - Double Bastard is not for beginners n/t  rucky   Jan-31-09 09:04 AM   #87 
     - True. Very true.  Initech   Jan-31-09 01:58 PM   #90 
     - Sipping an Arrogant Bastard now...  TroglodyteScholar   Feb-02-09 06:18 PM   #117 
  - Yeah, Arrogant Bastard has a very large following,  scubadude   Jan-30-09 07:33 PM   #30 
  - Yea I like your avatar, too!  TroglodyteScholar   Jan-30-09 07:37 PM   #35 
     - Shiek Yurbouti.  Catshrink   Jan-30-09 09:48 PM   #66 
  - yes, it's very good!  tigereye   Jan-31-09 05:08 PM   #101 
  - If you ever get to Buffalo, try a Lake Effect Pale Ale  deucemagnet   Jan-30-09 07:28 PM   #24 
  - I'm buliding a list!  scubadude   Jan-30-09 07:32 PM   #28 
  - you should try their russian imperial stout  sundog   Jan-31-09 06:43 PM   #102 
  - A Microbrews is the only place in America where you can get a good beer.  Sky Masterson   Jan-30-09 06:52 PM   #2 
  - Got that right.  Initech   Jan-30-09 07:06 PM   #11 
     - I disagree with you guys to an extent.  scubadude   Jan-30-09 07:22 PM   #21 
        - Even your average run of the mill sports bar can have some good beers.  Initech   Feb-02-09 06:39 PM   #119 
  - I am a NORCALian and craft brewer.....  Bennyboy   Jan-30-09 06:55 PM   #4 
  - Yes, Old Rasputin is some serious brew, but...  scubadude   Jan-30-09 07:29 PM   #25 
     - I love Lagunitas...  Bennyboy   Jan-30-09 07:32 PM   #29 
        - You've got to come to Three Floyd's Dark Lord Days.  scubadude   Jan-30-09 07:37 PM   #34 
  - I think Rogue is my favorite brewery right now.  Initech   Jan-30-09 06:56 PM   #5 
  - Shakespeare Stout is the shizz  rucky   Jan-30-09 06:57 PM   #6 
  - I really like their Santa's Reserve Ale  scubadude   Jan-30-09 07:39 PM   #36 
     - Never tried that one. Will add it to my list.  Initech   Jan-30-09 09:08 PM   #59 
  - Great Lakes Brewing has a nice line-up.  Ikonoklast   Jan-30-09 06:57 PM   #7 
  - Great Lakes is good.  Initech   Jan-30-09 06:59 PM   #10 
  - I thought New Glarus was only distributed in Wisconsin...  TroglodyteScholar   Jan-30-09 07:11 PM   #15 
     - You can get it in some parts of Michigan.  Initech   Jan-30-09 09:03 PM   #54 
     - Yes you can only get it in Wisconsin  CatholicEdHead   Jan-30-09 10:50 PM   #73 
  - I've only had the Burning River...  TroglodyteScholar   Jan-30-09 07:08 PM   #13 
  - They do organic brews too.  Radical Activist   Jan-31-09 04:46 PM   #98 
  - you had new belgium's abbey ale?  sundog   Jan-31-09 06:47 PM   #104 
  - Great beers.  Sheets of Easter   Feb-01-09 12:00 AM   #114 
  - Nope, no beer drinkers in the lounge. Sorry.  LeftyMom   Jan-30-09 06:58 PM   #9 
  - No beer drinkers, that's what I've experienced.  scubadude   Jan-30-09 07:13 PM   #19 
     - She was being facetious.  Shakespeare   Jan-30-09 07:23 PM   #22 
        - So was I!  scubadude   Jan-30-09 07:44 PM   #37 
        - Hop Ottin is one of the best IPA's out there.  Sebastian Doyle   Jan-31-09 03:27 PM   #92 
  - Me, me, me!  TroglodyteScholar   Jan-30-09 07:07 PM   #12 
  - I've got some Hopslam in the fridge, I'm sure that would whet you whistle!  scubadude   Jan-30-09 07:14 PM   #20 
     - Hopslam???  TroglodyteScholar   Jan-30-09 07:34 PM   #32 
        - Yeah, Bell's Hopslam.  scubadude   Jan-30-09 07:48 PM   #41 
           - Hopslam is the shit!  Initech   Jan-30-09 09:05 PM   #55 
  - Now THIS is what a micro brew looks like  Bucky   Jan-30-09 07:11 PM   #17 
  - Don't see the Pick, Bucky.  scubadude   Jan-31-09 09:03 AM   #86 
  - The Amana Colonies is a place to get some decent brew  Wapsie B   Jan-30-09 07:12 PM   #18 
  - They look great, and the best thing is they are not that far from Chicago!  scubadude   Jan-31-09 08:59 AM   #84 
  - I just got back from the Appalacian Brew House (Harrisburg, PA) - great stuff.  HopeHoops   Jan-30-09 07:30 PM   #26 
  - I'll try to remember them,,,  scubadude   Jan-30-09 07:53 PM   #42 
  - I'm in  harmonicon   Jan-30-09 07:30 PM   #27 
  - Yes, Europe is sort of monochromatic.  scubadude   Jan-30-09 07:56 PM   #43 
     - the US definitely has the best variety  harmonicon   Jan-30-09 08:05 PM   #45 
        - Yeah, it's sick. We have bars here with 300 or more selections.  scubadude   Jan-30-09 08:17 PM   #47 
           - I used to live in Chicago!  harmonicon   Jan-30-09 08:25 PM   #49 
              - Yeah, Grand Rapids, love that town.  scubadude   Jan-30-09 08:32 PM   #52 
  - Prohibition killed off microbrewing in America  no name no slogan   Jan-30-09 07:33 PM   #31 
  - You have a point but...  scubadude   Jan-30-09 08:03 PM   #44 
  - Where ya been, Scubadude?  bluedigger   Jan-30-09 07:47 PM   #38 
  - I've been right here for many years, as some of the old timers can relate!  scubadude   Jan-30-09 08:09 PM   #46 
     - Speaking of "draw",  bluedigger   Jan-31-09 07:20 AM   #83 
        - Yeah, the stout sounds right up my alley, so to speak....  scubadude   Jan-31-09 09:01 AM   #85 
  - Black Butte Porter  Catshrink   Jan-30-09 07:47 PM   #39 
  - Added to the list!  scubadude   Jan-30-09 08:25 PM   #50 
  - I've tried many but keep coming back to this one.  Catshrink   Jan-30-09 08:29 PM   #51 
     - Yeah, DesChutes Brewery has some of the top beers in the world.  scubadude   Jan-30-09 08:36 PM   #53 
        - Obsidian Stout is my favorite Deschutes product.  Sebastian Doyle   Jan-30-09 10:46 PM   #71 
           - Guiness is the very beginning of the Stouts.  scubadude   Jan-30-09 11:44 PM   #80 
  - Dechutes makes some damn fine beer!  rucky   Jan-31-09 09:05 AM   #88 
  - I hope this thread never dies  TroglodyteScholar   Jan-30-09 07:47 PM   #40 
  - Hey, I haven't died yet, but if I do I know heaven is a huge brewery!  scubadude   Jan-30-09 08:22 PM   #48 
  - Okay, I've moved on...  TroglodyteScholar   Jan-30-09 09:45 PM   #65 
     - Ah yes, Dogfish Head, another stand out brewery.  scubadude   Jan-30-09 09:51 PM   #67 
  - CBC, If you're ever in Cambridge Mass n/t  Xipe Totec   Jan-30-09 09:05 PM   #56 
  - Those house brews look very tempting, and the prices are great!  scubadude   Jan-31-09 09:05 AM   #89 
  - Unfortunately the laws in this area make it so that it's damn near impossible to sell wine/liquor  DarkTirade   Jan-30-09 09:06 PM   #57 
  - I had no idea there were limitations like that anywhere.  scubadude   Jan-30-09 09:13 PM   #60 
     - Yeah, it was weird when I first moved here.  DarkTirade   Jan-30-09 09:14 PM   #61 
        - I know where I'd be hanging out.  scubadude   Jan-30-09 09:36 PM   #62 
           - Yeah, I have to settle for either Sam Adams or a few nearby companies that  DarkTirade   Jan-30-09 09:38 PM   #64 
              - I've got a bottle of Sam Adams Triple Bock waiting to experice.  scubadude   Jan-30-09 11:36 PM   #76 
                 - I decided to give their Irish Red a try.  DarkTirade   Jan-30-09 11:43 PM   #79 
  - I think the Lounge is fueled by microbrews  Catshrink   Jan-30-09 09:36 PM   #63 
  - It's a shame I don't do the lounge much anymore.  scubadude   Jan-30-09 11:38 PM   #77 
  - Me! Me! I like microbrews!  Bryan   Jan-30-09 10:33 PM   #68 
  - Hey, the Fort Collins area is a great spot.  scubadude   Jan-30-09 11:40 PM   #78 
  - All those are awesome.  Initech   Jan-31-09 02:24 AM   #82 
  - major tom's is one of my favorite beers  fizzgig   Jan-31-09 06:46 PM   #103 
  - Invented right here in Washington State, you know  pokerfan   Jan-30-09 10:39 PM   #69 
  - Never been to Washington State, I sure would like to though...  scubadude   Jan-30-09 11:30 PM   #74 
     - one of the best in the state  pokerfan   Jan-31-09 07:41 PM   #105 
  - I caught the fever in the mid-90's.  Sheets of Easter   Jan-30-09 10:43 PM   #70 
  - Hey, that means we're in the same club!  scubadude   Jan-30-09 11:33 PM   #75 
  - New Glarus Brewery  CatholicEdHead   Jan-30-09 10:49 PM   #72 
  - New Glarus is on my list.  scubadude   Jan-30-09 11:47 PM   #81 
  - Dogfish Head - Delaware's Finest  Burma Jones   Jan-31-09 02:12 PM   #91 
  - One of my favorite bars just started carrying 90 minute IPA.  Initech   Jan-31-09 03:57 PM   #94 
     - I LOVE their IPA...can't remember where I had it, but it was great  av8rdave   Jan-31-09 04:21 PM   #96 
  - Gotta give a shout out to the hometown microbrewery here....  Sebastian Doyle   Jan-31-09 03:41 PM   #93 
  - Our local microbrewery, Rahr's has one called Blind Salamander that I like  yellowdogintexas   Jan-31-09 04:20 PM   #95 
  - I think they are fun...and seasonal brews can be a nice change.  Tuesday Afternoon   Jan-31-09 04:38 PM   #97 
  - Love 'em.  Zavulon   Jan-31-09 04:52 PM   #99 
  - yes, yes and yes  tigereye   Jan-31-09 05:07 PM   #100 
  - There is a place in Costa Mesa that has a walk-in beer refridgerator.  Initech   Jan-31-09 07:46 PM   #106 
     - ours is in PIttsburgh!  tigereye   Feb-01-09 03:19 PM   #115 
  - I love trying different brews from micros.  evlbstrd   Jan-31-09 07:53 PM   #107 
  - evlbstrd micro-micro brewery is my fave  Mabus   Jan-31-09 09:10 PM   #109 
  - That's it!  evlbstrd   Jan-31-09 10:06 PM   #110 
     - evlwne brought to you by evlbstrd and evlbll  Mabus   Jan-31-09 10:51 PM   #111 
        - It has a ring to it.  evlbstrd   Jan-31-09 10:55 PM   #112 
           - You have a talent  Mabus   Jan-31-09 10:58 PM   #113 
  - I have a brewery like that in my town.  Initech   Feb-01-09 05:34 PM   #116 
  - Microbrews are an art unto themselves! nt  mentalsolstice   Jan-31-09 07:56 PM   #108 
  - Coopersmith's  laylah   Feb-02-09 06:32 PM   #118 
  - NorCal has some good craft/microbrews  XemaSab   Feb-02-09 06:43 PM   #120 
 

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