KFR... best seasonal beer?

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Panhandle, Nov 13, 2007.

  1. Panhandle Active Member

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    Is there a better seasonal beer than Sierra Celebration Ale? ... I think not.
    What say you? :beer2:
  2. Jason Decker Active Member

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    Well that depends! That's like saying a certain rod is the best rod..........
    your bound to get a few dissenting opinions.......
    especially on this site!

    My nomination:


    Spaten Oktoberfest Beer
    Our Oktoberfest Beer, created in 1872, is the world's first Oktoberfest beer, brewed for the greatest folk festival in the world.
    Every year, over and over again, countless Oktoberfest visitors share their enthusiasm about this beer.

    Flavor profile: Amber in color. This medium bodied beer has achieved its impeccable taste by balancing the roasted malt flavor with the perfect amount of hops.
    Having a rich textured palate with an underlying sweetness true to tradition.
    Original gravity: 13.7 %
    Alcohol content: 5.9 %
    Available as 12 oz. 12-pack, 12 oz. 6-pack, 16.9 oz. single bottle and 50 liter keg.


    my regular beer nomination would be Rogue Dead Guy Ale
  3. Josh dead in the water

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    I dunno, there is a strong case to be made for Jubleale or for Snow Cap. I even like the silky smoothness of Snow Plow.
  4. mozart Chris

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    Boundary Bay Scotch. Great for any season :D
  5. Jmills81 The Dude Abides

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    Spokane, WA
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    Snow plow bitches...snow plow

    all in all...der all good
  6. alpinetrout Banned or Parked

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    Dick's Double Diamond Winter Ale is pretty tasty, but it's all a matter of personal preference. Since February, I've tried over 270 different beers and I'm just starting on the winter seasonals so there could be some gems yet to be discovered. I'm looking forward to the He'Brew Jewbelation. Sounds like a winner to me.
  7. Will Atlas Guest

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    I know we're rapidly passing prime time for Fall seasonals, but Broken Rake is damn good too. There's also a local seasonal called "jolly roger ale". I cant for the life of me remember the name of the brewery, but i think it might be something like pacific maritime brewing.
  8. Jason Decker Active Member

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  9. xafisher JBrown

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    jubeale...good news for the poor:beer1:
  10. Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

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    Right now... it's Jolly Roger. Mainly because I have a cold one sittin here :)

    but my all time favorite winter beer is the one I usually brew up myself. But with the lack of brewing equipment after my move across the country, that isn't looking likely this year.
  11. Curtis New Member

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    Maritime Brewing Co. Go to the taproom on 15th and Leary and you will have even better beer!! Tastes much better than out of the bottle.
  12. Sloan Craven Active Member

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    Anchor Brewing Company's seasonal ale is usually out of sight.
    Samiklaus is good but STRONG.
  13. Dick Ross Member

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    You have all mentioned some fine ones. I always look forward to this time of the year. I can never just pick one to settle on. Over the years though some have risen above and this is how I rank them.
    1. Sierra Celebration- a hoppy winter ale
    2. Deschutes Jubelle ale- a true winter ale that this year is back to its former glory years
    3. Pyramid Snow Cap- a yearly standby that has had great consistency
    4. Dopplebach-a winter ale that will knock your d%$% in the dirt...but hard to find anymore

    This year however Laughing Dog Brewery here in Sandpoint has a winter ale called Cold Nose that I actually rank above the Jubelle's but it is not available in Bottles yet I don't believe. Yummmmmmy!
  14. Josh dead in the water

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    Drank a few of those the other night when my power was out. Headed down to the ol' Boundary Bay, had a few pints, stole their wifi, and got some work done.

    Good times.
  15. Preston Active Member

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    Pyramid Snowcap has long been a favorite of mine, especially on those seemingly rare occasions when it can be found on tap. A few years back I used to run across a nice Canadian ale from Alberta's Big Rock brewery sold here as Cold Cock. Apparently the powers-that-be in Alberta found the name too suggestive and so it was sold in Canada as Big Rock Special Winter Porter. The brew's name came about because one of the brewery's first products was Cock of the Rock ale (the Brewery's name is taken from the huge glacial erratic that stands on the plain south of Calgary). Cold Cock was a natural follow-up for a winter porter and the label featured a rooster, looking half-frozen and crowing into a blizzard wind.
  16. PT Physhicist

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    It's got to be Belikin. Perfect beer for bonefish season!
  17. Chris Puma hates waking up early

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    summer brew > winter brew

    although sam adams octoberfest is killer.
  18. headstrong1 youngish old guy

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    1. Kona pipeline porter w/Kona coffee.
    2. Sierra Big Foot Barleywine style.
    3. x2 Sierra aniversary
    3. x3 Snowplow.
    4. House taps: 2 fresh kegs ultra IPA 8% ABV dryhopped and brewed with new crop Warrior Hops 16 % alpha!
    5. HopTrip - Deschutes.

    None of which except #4 can I get in my Budweiser/Modelo swilling town.
  19. mozart Chris

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    A few? Man..I hoped you walked home. Those Scotch ales of theirs pack a punch.
  20. Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

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    mmmm.... i love me some scotch ale. the one made at Ellersick Brewing in Lynnwood is my favorite beer, period. does boundary bay bottle their scotch seasonal? i haven't seen it anywhere yet.