[thechat] 10volt!

Erika ekm at seastorm.com
Wed Dec 17 17:16:17 CST 2008

Martin Burns wrote:
> I used to live across the road from possibly the best IPA brewery in the 
> world:
> http://www.caledonian-brewery.co.uk/ipa_home.html


Superdog is the best IPA in the world (except, of course, for 
Superduperdog.)  They are progessively hoppier versions of Dog Day Ale.


While you can get them to fill bottles at the brewery, Lucky Lab beers 
are not sold in stores afik.  So too bad for you.  Good for me because I 
always know what to get my dad for Christmas (he brews a mean ale 
himself... and wine etc, but variety is always nice.)

One of the best IPAs you can get in a store is Terminal Gravity
though it's a bit heavy/strong ... I like them stone cold HOPTASTIC

Anyway, I can't turn around without some new brew showing up... Amanda 
Erickson and I had some fucking awesome Porter the other night; it was 
crisper than most, with evergreen(pine)-like overtones.. I have no idea 
what it was called.  You can't toss a rock in Portland without hitting a 
brewery.  So I haven't had a Shiner bock since Evoltigeddon.

Regardless, I *am* on board with the Guinness (Lucky Lab Black Lab Stout 
is pretty kickass, but again, no distribution...)

Another pdx fav is Widmer Hefeweizen, a cloudy ale that tastes really 
good with a lemon slice.  I don't think it's sold in bottles, but it 
does have keg distribution in PDX.

I'm thinking we'll need to have categories: pils, bock, pale, hefe, red, 
winter ale, alt, IPA, porter, stout ... hm.  maybe add in specialty ales 
(the kinds that are brewed with fruit or unusual herbs).  Maybe also 
divide up the stouts...


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