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Good non-mainstream beers

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by chester, Mar 22, 2008.

  1. chester

    chester Member

    Didn't know what to call these beers, but talking about beers which aren't from one of the major national breweries (Anheuser-Busch, Coors, Miller).

    Being from Northeast Ohio, I've found the Great Lakes beers to be outstanding. It has also turned me into somewhat of a beer snob, where I'm favoring the more regional or non-Bud, Miller, Coors beers. Just trying to find a few I should try out.
  2. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    Fat Tire, 2 Below from New Belgium in Denver

    Moose Drool from Big Sky in Missoula
  3. Birddog

    Birddog Guest

    Bischoff -- Winnweiler, Germany
  4. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Find a good store that has a wide selection, even better if they let you fill your own six pack so you can try a bunch of different styles. I dig just about anything Oregon or Washington, (Rogue, Full Sail, Deschutes, Red Hook), but there are a bunch of good ones out there. Just got back from a brewfest in Portland and thought the Russian Imperial Stout from Stone out of San Diego was outstanding. My favorite beer is one I haven't had before. Check out Beer Advocate online for a list of beer related stuff going on in your region, you'll find a list of nearby pubs and festivals where you'll get a chance to try a bunch of different beers and styles. Drink Up!
  5. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    Stegmeyer from Nanticoke, Pa.
  6. HC

    HC Well-Known Member

    Stiegelbrau. Don't know if you can get it outside of Austria.
  7. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

  8. Chef

    Chef Active Member

    Winner, winner.

    Also, throw in a vote for whoever does Killians...........do they do their own?
  9. doubledown68

    doubledown68 Active Member

    Boulevard Wheat from KC... but I'm biased. Don't know if Leinenkugels (sic) is national, either.. but it's damn good.
  10. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    My list pretty much starts and ends there (though New Belgium is in Fort Collins, not Denver). Fat Tire is my all-time favorite, but alas, the only place east of the Mississippi you can get it is Chicago. I pick up a case or two every time I go to Memphis by driving over to the Walgreens in West Memphis, Ark.

    Lazy Magnolia Brewing Co. in Kiln, Miss. (yes, Favre's hometown) makes some goodies, including one made with pecans (Southern Pecan).

    Some of the Abita brands out of Abita, La., are great, though I can't recommend them all (don't care much for Turbo Dog; I like Abita regular and Abita Amber).

    Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout is pretty good, as are all the North Coast brands out of Fort Bragg, Calif. Tastes like chocolate.

    I'm not much for dark beers, but Warsteiner Dunkel is phenomenal.

    Smithwick's (pronounced Smitt-ick's) was available only in the northeast for the longest time, but went national last year.

    I'm sure I'll think of more later ...
  11. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    Fort Collins, Denver. It's all Colorado :p
  12. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

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