KFR... best seasonal beer?

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  1. 100daysayear

    100daysayear One more victim of the never ending journey.

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    Well, first, I'd like to just throw my general opinion out there:

    Beer is go(o)d.

    Beyond that, in the winter time I most enjoy

    Alaskan Winter Ale (Spruce tips baby!)
    Anchor Brewing Merry Christmas Ale
    New Belgium 2 Below
    and of course...
    PBR, the beer of my childhood.

    For any of you Seattle folks, I'd like to second, or third, the recommendation that has been thrown around for the Jolly Roger Tap Room at the Maritime Brewery in good 'ole Freelard. Great people and beer that makes them look like assholes. One piece of advice: take a cab.

    Cheers,
    Ryan
     
  2. Merle

    Merle Not New, Just rarely post...

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    Great thread... so I'm gonna weigh in on this one. I love the amber ales, all year long, but especially this time of year when each brewery comes out with their own spin on winter ale. I try to sample all of the ones that I see in the beer aisle... but always seem to come back to my old favorite: Redhook's Winterhook. Kind of surprised it hasn't been mentioned here already. It's definitely not the most obscure or limited distribution (Redhook's not even close to being a true "micro-brew" anymore), but I think these guys have it dialed in.

    I also tired Sierra Nevada's Celebration Ale tonight (thanks to this thread) and have to say it's right up there with the Winterhook. Also worthy of mention is Pyramid's Snowcap, thought it reminds me of that Samuel Jackson Beer skit on the Dave Chappelle show ("it gets you F-ed up quick!").

    These brews are all perfect for sitting by the woodstove on a cold evening and going through your flyboxes.
     
  3. Captain Emo

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    As Fall turns to Winter, Pyramid Snowcap is the one.

    I tried a great Fall beer a few weeks ago. Some will drool, some will cringe. If you can still find Southern Tier Pumking Ale, you have to try it. Imagine real pumpkin pie. Now imagine someone turned it into beer - good beer - 9% ABV beer. It is smooth and warming.
     
  4. Josh

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    Yes it is. Georgetown makes Mannys and Rogers. Both are excellent (with Manny's coming out on top in my book). I'm looking forward to the porter.
     
  5. Charles Sullivan

    Charles Sullivan dreaming through the come down

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    mmmmmmmmm... Manny's
     
  6. Panhandle

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    Aint that the truth.

    Thanks for the great suggestions guys. Looks like I have some beer shopping to do:beer2:
     
  7. JWKitsap

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    Word on the streets is (and I sell most of those brews mentioned in the thread) is that Boundary isnt bottling any of their beers any longer due to the demand for their draft beer. and yes...winter is the best time of year for beer....and red wine :D
     
  8. Jergens

    Jergens AKA Joe Willauer

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    is there a bad time of year for beer?

    i picked up some of the new belgium 2 below and was impressed, i think my favorite winter is Granville island brewery Lion's winter ale, used to drink it during college weekend at whistler, atleast i think i remember liking it.
     
  9. WONDERWOMAN

    WONDERWOMAN Lasso of Truth

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    I'd have to go along with Jolly Roger from Maritime Pacific. I like my beer strong as God, sweet as love and darker than night.
     
  10. Evan Burck

    Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

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    i drive right on by georgetown brewery every day on my way home from work at about 11pm. i always say while i'm at work "i'm gonna stop in tonight and check it out," then never do because I'm "too tired" after work.

    with the amount of appreciation for GOOD beer here, we should do a WFF "meet and drink" at Jolly Roger taproom :beer2:
     
  11. Jeremy Floyd

    Jeremy Floyd fly fishing my way through life

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    I like the summer honey ale from somewhere in montana. It is delicious and I can get it in kegs from Rexville Grocery.
     
  12. headstrong1

    headstrong1 youngish old guy

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    I think that's Big Sky in Missoula.

    You Westsiders are killing me here. When I get over there I go nuts for all the brew that's available. Seattle, Portland, Bellingham. Truly the Shangri La of beer, this side of Belgium. I must make the pilgrimage to Mecca soon. Thanks for posting the local favs.
     
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    alpinetrout Banned or Parked

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    The brewery closes at 6pm, but if you're in the area, stop by Nine Pound Hammer across the street and try Georgetown's 9lb Porter (only available there or at the brewery).
     
  14. tyler

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    here's the link for the upcoming Winter Beer Fest at Hales Ales in "FreeLard." my wife and i went last year and had an absolute blast. :beer1:

    http://www.washingtonbeer.com/wbf.htm
     
  15. Josh

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    For those who are looking for a "value" winter brew. Costco has 24 bottle sampler packs of 6 Sam Adams winter brews for $20. I think it's actually 5 winter brews plus the normal Boston Lager. And do be aware that a couple of them seem to be odd brews (something with cranberries?).But for $20 a case, I bought one to try.