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What's your goto summer beer?

For me-
Rush River Bubblejack IPA
Surly Furious
Summit IPA
Rogue Dead Guy
Rogue American Ale

Rush River is a Wisconsin beer and I don't think it is widely distributed. Summit and Surly are made in the Twin Cities and also have limited distribution. Rogue is out of Oregon and I dare you to find a beer of thiers that sucks.

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I drink club soda or Orange Crush. But if I want something dark I'll go for the Coca-Cola.

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Do you know Dale's Pale Ale, Lick-T? It was named Audiophile Beer of the Year for 2008. (By me.) It's more of an elixir or potion than a beer, and it gives the perfect hi-fi high.

I've also recently enjoyed Leinenkugel's amazingly refreshing Sunset Wheat. It's crazy opaque with a delightful citrus aftertaste and a rich, smooth mouthfeel. It's like an orange creamsicle.

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I drink club soda or Orange Crush.

Sunset Wheat is sort of like Orange Crush.

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St. Ides, bee-yotch.

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Stephen, I don't know Dick's but I will look for it. What are you dubbing the Audiophile Beer for 2009? I'd hate to be drinking a beer popular last year...

Sunset Wheat I do know, its a big favorite here in the midwest. Made in Chippewa Falls, WI. Go Pack Go!

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In the summer I usually tend towards Czech-style pilseners and crisp pale ales. Of the beers you've listed, I can only get Rogue in my market, but I've got lots of local micros.

Currently my go to beer is a low gravity English style bitter that I brewed myself. I no longer have a lagering fridge so I can't brew pilseners these days.

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I've also recently enjoyed Leinenkugel's amazingly refreshing Sunset Wheat. It's crazy opaque with a delightful citrus aftertaste and a rich, smooth mouthfeel. It's like an orange creamsicle.

Have you ever had a chance to try Lost Coast Tangerine Wheat? I know it sounds over the top, but it's actually a very refreshing wheat beer.

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I gotta loose weight, so I'm refusing to be a beer connoisseur anymore.

6 years ago, I was 155lbs, not one ounce of fat. Now I'm 190-with no muscle underneath.

if I HAD to drink a beer, it would be the Kenyan 'Tusker'.

Just about the most awesomest real and actual idealization of a crisp Euro pilsner that could ever exist.

The trick is getting it in from Kenya-without being bruised.

Yah havta buy 24's of 500mL's to get any. Usually, all of it gets scooped by the restaurants. This means ordering....and waiting.

If you look up Tusker on the net, you will see hordes of people waxing poetic about it. For good reason.

After 20 years of playing the 'try new fancy-shmancy micro elitist beers'....Tusker sits firmly at the top.

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we brew a variety of beers at home from wiess to stout. but in the summer, i like a good wiz water beer such as busch. you pop the top, you drink it fast, you don't have to think about it and it quenches your thirst. kind of like the perfect date?

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Have you ever had a chance to try Lost Coast Tangerine Wheat? I know it sounds over the top, but it's actually a very refreshing wheat beer.

I haven't, but I'll look for it. I'm lucky to live in a neighborhood with excellent liquor stores (we buy our beer in "liquor stores" in NJ) as well as several great bars and restaurants with huge beer lists.

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The trick is getting it in from Kenya-without being bruised.

It is very nice, clean and crisp. Man, the completely unassuming, little liquor store down the street from me carries Tusker. You should come over some time.

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Stephen, I don't know Dick's but I will look for it. What are you dubbing the Audiophile Beer for 2009? I'd hate to be drinking a beer popular last year...

Don't worry about it. Dale's is a classic, good for years to come. I haven't decided on 2009's ABY yet. Next time you're in town, maybe you, me, and JA can hit Zeppelin Hall in Jersey City and pick a winner.

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Fat Tire is now available in cans. It is not nearly so good as in the bottles, but it comes with a wide opening and is much better than the alternatives.

But I RARELY buy the same beer twice in a row, unless it is Speckled Hen.

Trey

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Have you ever had a chance to try Lost Coast Tangerine Wheat? I know it sounds over the top, but it's actually a very refreshing wheat beer.

I haven't, but I'll look for it. I'm lucky to live in a neighborhood with excellent liquor stores (we buy our beer in "liquor stores" in NJ) as well as several great bars and restaurants with huge beer lists.

That's very nice. I can remember before the craft brewing revolution we were stuck with about 5 different beers, all variants of the same dull style (Industrial Light Lager, or "ILL" for short).

Lost Coast is a California brewery so I don't know if you'll find their products locally, but you never know.

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Fat Tire is now available in cans.

Probably not a big mover in Soweto.

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Here is your NEW music for the summer. I predict that this might end up as a new favorite band for some of you. They are for me.

http://www.okamusic.com/Oka/Oka_Website.html

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Here is your NEW music for the summer. I predict that this might end up as a new favorite band for some of you. They are for me.

http://www.okamusic.com/Oka/Oka_Website.html

Good for drinking beer at the Buddha Bar on a hot Parisian afternoon - after not having been to sleep the previous night.

Yup, sitting there, pondering the tunes, staring into one's beverage, asking yourself if she really is all that, and wondering what that terrible blinding light is whenever someone opens a distant door and lets in the outside world for a terrible moment that breaks your timeless reverie.

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Well, she's always worth it. Otherwise you wouldn't learn anything, would you? Too bad clarity only comes at the backside of it all, when the brain begins to get back into gear. Such is life! Enjoy the free fall while it lasts, it's the only escape we have from time - while we wear this skin.

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Rogue and Lost Coast- now you're talking my part of the country. Prob is we don't have a hot summer in Crescent City unless we go inland up the Smith River to Hiouchi or Gasquet. Great White, Downtown Brown, Black Butte Porter- pick 'em.

Always like a nice Rogue Mom's Hef with a squeeze of lemon in the heat. The occasional Apricot Ale from Pyramid is refreshing. Samuel Smith's Winter Welcome Ale and Oatmeal Stout are great year round in our cooler clime, also.

Have fond memories of Anchor Steam on tap at the Renaissance Faire in Agoura, Ca with my newlywed wife in '76. We got faced in the 100 degree heat.

Happy drinking, guys.

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I enjoyed about 16 pitchers of Abita Purple Haze this weekend. A couple more pitchers of Honey Moon. A pitcher of Tennent's. A few tall ones of Radeberger. Two pints of Becks. Two Coronas with lime on a rooftop with a beautiful girl. Three more pitchers of Sunset Wheat. Two half-liters of Carlsberg. And a few sips of someone else's Blue Point by mistake. (It was good, though.)

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Pilsner Urquell or Chimay Grand Reserve are good all the time!

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I got into beer from going to the Iserlohn guitar festival in Germany every summer.
You can buy beer from any vending machine in Germany, gas stations , 7/11 type places and even machines on church grounds.
Ya just gotta love that.
I got into wheat beers over there.

So here I like a heffeweissen Blue Moon, a Belgian beer which is made by Coors over here. And it is good. Never thought I would use Coors and good in the same sentence.
Shiner Bock, a Texas beer, makes a good wheat beer also.

Even my German friends are finally admitting we have some good beer here :-)

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Two Coronas with lime on a rooftop with a beautiful girl.

Hmmm. Insight into Monday mornin' theme song?

RG

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I enjoyed about 16 pitchers of Abita Purple Haze this weekend. A couple more pitchers of Honey Moon. A pitcher of Tennent's. A few tall ones of Radeberger. Two pints of Becks. Two Coronas with lime on a rooftop with a beautiful girl. Three more pitchers of Sunset Wheat. Two half-liters of Carlsberg. And a few sips of someone else's Blue Point by mistake. (It was good, though.)

Sounds like an excellent weekend!

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Pilsner Urquell or Chimay Grand Reserve are good all the time!

In the summer of 2000, I spent a few weeks in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The beers, pilsners all, were soo good. Pilsner Urquell on tap in Prague was simply wonderful. I remember driving through the Bohemian countryside and passing though mile after mile of hops farms, which look quite interesting.

When I was in Slovakia, I stayed at a bed and breakfast in the High Tatras mountains owned by family members of friends we knew from Prague. In order to have beer with the meals they served at the B&B, we needed to go next door to the village bar. Pitchers of the beer we brought back to the meals cost roughly 15 cents. We never caught the name of the brew, but it was heavenly. As Americans there in Slovakia at that time, we felt like kings.

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Two Coronas with lime on a rooftop with a beautiful girl.

Hmmm. Insight into Monday mornin' theme song?


You got it, RG.

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In the summer of 2000, I spent a few weeks in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The beers, pilsners all, were soo good. Pilsner Urquell on tap in Prague was simply wonderful. I remember driving through the Bohemian countryside and passing though mile after mile of hops farms, which look quite interesting.

When I was in Slovakia, I stayed at a bed and breakfast in the High Tatras mountains owned by family members of friends we knew from Prague. In order to have beer with the meals they served at the B&B, we needed to go next door to the village bar. Pitchers of the beer we brought back to the meals cost roughly 15 cents. We never caught the name of the brew, but it was heavenly. As Americans there in Slovakia at that time, we felt like kings.


Aw, man. Great story. You definitely have to find out what that beer was!

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