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Old 09-14-2018, 05:55 PM
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If I had to drink one beer for the rest of my life, it would be Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.
Must be pretty good, it tied for fifth place in The 10 best beers chosen by beer enthusiasts across America this year.
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I don't want to start a beer war here , I buy Stella Artois myself (small bottles) for high summer when I've been "toiling in the fields". but I don't think I'm alone when I say that I don't consider lager a beer as such.

This is probably a British thing because we have "ale",by which I mean a "live" ale thst still has live fermentation.

We call it bitter.

IPA is similar, in that it can look the same and has far more taste than lagers, but it has to be killed to avoid it blowing up - that was the idea - so it could be shipped (in ships) from the UK to the British Raj in India.

Bitter needs to be pumped from the barrel - ideally by hand pump - and served at an appropriate temperature to enable the drinker to savour all the flavour and enjoy a maturing after taste.

I don't like to feel drunk, and so I usually choose the lowest ABV (alcohol by volume (usually about 3.9 - 4.2%) so I could, before my illness, take about two (sometimes three) pints.

Although I've lost a lot of my taste buds, I can once again taste beer, but now I can't face a whole pint.

Curiously, some great bitters are made with American hops!

If you guys really like beer, please try a properly served live bitter. ou owe it to yourself!

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I don't think I'm alone when I say that I don't consider lager a beer as such.
Lager is a TYPE of beer.
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Lager is a TYPE of beer.
Of course it is. Silly is just being silly.
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If you like IPA's this one is hard to beat. But be warned, it is 8 per cent which by my math puts about 2 and a half bud Lights in every pint
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Been knocking back Stella Artois beer for a while, but I think I need a change. Got any suggestions for a tasty brewski?
With so many fine breweries these days, look for something fresh from your own neighborhood.
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Hey Wad,

The truth is, there are only two types of beer. Ales and Lagers. There are many varieties of each type, but thatís really it.

Stella is a lager. Specifically a Pilsner, which is a reference to the Bohemian city of Pilsen, where it was first produced.

The difference between the two types can be hard to understand.
Simply put, lagers are brewed using bottom-fermenting strains of yeast held at colder temperatures (around 40-52įF), while ales are brewed with a top fermenting yeast that operates at warmer temperatures (around 55-77įF, usually). There are, and can be many other differences, but thatís it in a nutshell.

So whatís this got to do with your question? Practically nothing. But the thread was going this direction, so I wanted to add some clarification.

I would suggest you try a pale ale. Maybe Dales Pale Ale (Colorado),
Fist City (Chicago), or as someone suggested, Sierra Nevada (California).

Though all three are ales, my recommendation is based on flavor. None of the three will have your taste buds confused or seem unfamiliar.
Stella is around 5.2% ABV, Sierra around 5.5 and Dales is around 6.5.
None of these ďtaste strongĒ in my opinion, and all are clean and refreshing as is the Stella.

Try one or all. You might just enjoy them all.

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Lagunitas Imperial Stout is about as tasty as beer can get.

Makes modern-day Guinness look like the sham that it is.

https://lagunitas.com/beer/imperial-stout-ale
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Lagunitas Imperial Stout is about as tasty as beer can get.



Makes modern-day Guinness look like the sham that it is.



https://lagunitas.com/beer/imperial-stout-ale




I have yet to try a lagunitas I didnít like. Very good stuff! California is really pumping up their beer game.
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I’m sensing that microbrews are not everybody’s forte here. That being said, Great Lakes (Cleveland, OH) and Southern Tier (Lakewood, OH) are two breweries you should probably try. ST seems to focus on pale ales but GL has a pretty big variety of brews ranging from pilsners to porters. My personal favorite is the Edmund Fitzgerald porter.
Finally, someone suggests some real beers. Being from Cleveland, I can attest to the quality of Great Lakes, but now I'm even more spoiled living in San Diego with 150+ local breweries which makes beer shopping complicated.

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...there are only two types of beer. Ales and Lagers...Stella is a lager. Specifically a Pilsner, which is a reference to the Bohemian city of Pilsen, where it was first produced...
I'm not much for Stella - yeah, I know some folks consider it sacrilege but chacun a son gout - but Bitburger is my go-to pils (especially during the summer), and the fact that there's a local Russian supermarket-cum-gourmet-shop that sells it cheap is just icing on the cake...
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Paulaner is a very good German lager. Great Lakes makes some tasty brews. Kona brewing form Hawaii. Sierra Nevada. Goose Island out of Chicago.
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In the UK Brew Dog or Fullers produce some lovely ales my personal favourite is Fullers Golden Pride
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I have yet to try a lagunitas I didnít like. Very good stuff! California is really pumping up their beer game.
Ha! Came to post this very beer.

Also, if you can get your hands on it, this one is extraordinary.
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Old 09-15-2018, 08:52 AM
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If I had to drink one beer for the rest of my life, it would be Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.

Excellent. I was going to call it my "deserted island" beer but you nailed it.
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