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Old 12-09-2013, 07:57 PM   #21
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People are counting carb and calories these days. You will see the same up trend with fine liquor rum, tequila, vodka are selling like crazy these days.
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In regards to that specific article, it is without a doubt the rise of the microbreweries.

I would say that Americans, at least in my age group, are drinking much more beer than they used to. Beer is a thing now. Instead of going to a bar and talking about music or movies or books or art or something like that, people go to bars to talk about beer! It's pretty wild. I have a few friends who are full blown beer snobs. It's actually pretty funny. They talk about beer like you'd imagine a snooty person would talk about wine. They ask for it to be poured in the proper glass, the let it breathe, they note the lacing(how the beer runs down the side of the glass[no, seriously]), and talk about the flavors and notes that the hops give off.
I don't mind hanging out doing this because I think it's really funny, the beers are generally fantastic, and now that 10%abv is pretty much standard for microbrews, you get a buzz going in about 5 minutes. Much more economical than paying for 15 Michelobs to achieve the same results.
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I was in the bar at SF airport last week, and the beer menu read just like some fancy wine discussion.

And they didn't have PBR...
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I agree..microbrews. But it's not only that folks are drinking more microbrews and less commercial brews but they drink fewer micros in one sitting than someone would have previously of the big brews.
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Honestly, I wish the micros would tone it down a bit with the abv.

If I'm at a bbq or something I want to make a day of it, not be a stammering idiot after an hour. The 10% thing is nuts. I'd rather they tasted good but were still only 4 or 5.
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Personally i find any beer over about 5.5% disgusting. They need so much sugar to get the high alcohol content that they end up being sweet ans syrupy. Yuck. Not a fan of malty beers at all. I like the hops
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I doubt they get up your way yet but there's a fantastic new brewery in NJ called Kane. They make some of the best new IPAs out there.

Their taps are tall plain wooden rectangles. Keep a look out!

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I'd have to go out to see a tap. I drink cans at home. My sister actually did some home brew and gave me a few cases, so that was pretty good. The guys at the beer store are probably worried about me, I'll have to go see them pretty soon.

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Yeah unfortunately that brewery Kane doesn't bottle anything. I have no idea why they're not on that yet. I only get to have one or two a month. They show up sporadically at the local bar but they're gone within a day or two so I never get to have too many before they're gone.
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Personally i find any beer over about 5.5% disgusting. They need so much sugar to get the high alcohol content that they end up being sweet ans syrupy. Yuck. Not a fan of malty beers at all. I like the hops
You can have a high gravity beer without the sweetness.
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I've never actually seen a micro brew over 7.5, but I'm sure they're out there.

On the calmer side, I really like Fox Barrel cider, especially the pear cider.
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I've never actually seen a micro brew over 7.5, but I'm sure they're out there.

On the calmer side, I really like Fox Barrel cider, especially the pear cider.
Come to QC, lots of beers in the 12-13% ABV...no pussies allowed.
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I'd have no trouble getting used to it, I'd be stupid drunk pretty quick though.
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You can have a high gravity beer without the sweetness.
Never had one. They've all been sweet and thick. Not my taste.
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Never had one. They've all been sweet and thick. Not my taste.
What kind do you like? Typically the higher gravity the more unfermentable sugars will be remaining, but blending malts that contain mostly simple sugars or pure sugar will create a very dry product. Then adding a heavy dose of hops will cover up sweetness.

http://www.brewersfriend.com/2009/02...gravity-chart/

Lots of high gravity beers here are Belgian style of QC which are quite sweet.
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I like German/Czech/Dutch type beers. Real deal pilsners are my typical preference. I'll also drink English/Irish beers, @ 4% typically...I'm pretty sure if they were higher alcohol content I wouldn't enjoy them either. Not a fan of the Scottish beers I've had though. The only Belgian type beer I've really enjoyed was Blanche de Chambly (is it even Belgian style?). Tastes like a good homebrew to me.
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Real deal pilsners are arguably the best humanity has to offer for refreshment.

Scottish beers are hit or miss to me, but Belhaven is wonderful.

Currently enjoying a Sam Adams Winter Lager. Don't tell my beer snob friends, but it's actually one of my all time favorites.
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Yeah i like pilsners. Lots of flavour without being over the top about it, same for hops and just a slight underlying sweetness... a good balance in my opinion. They don't get boring
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I've had good success with Goose Island brews.

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