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- andypandy - 11-18-2005 06:24 PM

Lately I've been taking a bit of a break from the wine world (not completely, I just don't drink it as much) because my beer-drinking friend has managed to get me interested in that direction. Can anybody point me to any forums like this that deal with fine craft beers? I am currently very interested in Scottish Ales and Belgian Ales...I can't believe how delicious (and expensive) this stuff can be! If anybody here happens to know, at what temperature should a belgian ale be served? Thanks...


- hotwine - 11-18-2005 07:45 PM

I like a European beer or ale to be served in the range of 60-65F, or a little warmer than wine cellar temperature.


- PinotEnvy - 11-22-2005 09:42 AM

They may not be Scottish, but my favorites from the Brittish/Irish isles are New Castle and Caffrey's. I am not sure you can get Caffree's in the states any more. I have not seen it for a while. Its creamy and very smooooth (need a couple extra 'oo' to say how smooth) drinking. Its a pale beer, settles in the glass like a dark Guiness (also quite tasty).


- Innkeeper - 11-22-2005 04:10 PM

Right now we're warming up to Harpoon's Winter Warmer.


- Kcwhippet - 11-22-2005 07:02 PM

Been into the hoppy stuff lately. Currently have some Hercules Double IPA from Great Divide and The Maharaja Imperial IPA from Avery Brewing. Great Divide and Avery are both from Colorado.


- stevebody - 11-25-2005 10:23 PM

Try ratebeer.com and beeradvocate.com. I go there and research beers for the shop and they've been a tremendous help. I believe they have forums, too.


- Glass_A_Day - 11-27-2005 08:35 AM

In my opinion, anything by Dogfish Head out of DE is out of this world. In my cellar I have a case each of their limited release beers of late. They are their 120 minute IPA, their Rasin de Extra, and their Worldwide Stout. All three are out of this world. You have to be carefull because at 18-21 % abv, they can sneek up on you. The complex tastes and aromas are just beyond anything I have ever found in beer before. If you see any of these three, I would suggest trying them. They aren't cheap though. Most stores sell them at $8.50 a beer. If that is too much, any of their regular production brews are around 7-9 a six pack and are VERY interesting as well.


- Drew - 11-27-2005 12:58 PM

Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout and everything from Ommegang Brewery in Cooperstown NY are parked in my garage for winter sippin'.

Drew


- Innkeeper - 11-29-2005 07:33 PM

More Winter Warmer tonight with turkey club sandwiches and chips. Mmmmmmm!