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Quelor
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« on: June 19, 2018, 04:11:33 pm »

I am a big fan of beers brewed with fruit.  I don't mind a shandy, either.  Any good recommendations?  This is currently my favorite, an IPA brewed with grapefruit:

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« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2018, 04:33:35 pm »

I used to love fruity beers in college. Not much of a fan anymore.

I do love pumpkin brews in October (though I'm not a fan of pumpkin in food).

My favorite beers lately are coconut brews. Kona Brewing makes one called Koko Brown that was my all-time favorite.  Then it just disappeared. Can't find it anywhere around here or anywhere I travel. So very sad.

One of our local brewers cooked up a coconut/coffee brew. It was dark and dank. Very good, but hands down, the strongest beer that I've ever consumed. It went down like whiskey. My wife could barely stand to be at the same table because of the alcohol fumes. One pint and I was fucking wasted. She had to drive home.  Cool
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« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2018, 04:36:10 pm »

Not so much a fan of beers brewed with fruit but I'm a big fan of Mexican beers with just a touch added.  Specifically, Tecate with a little lime.  One time I went to a restaurant called Todo Madre (which is kind of a play on words that really doesn't translate.  The conotation is 'everything's good' but if you translate it directly from Spanish to English it means 'complete mother.')  I ordered a Tecate and they served me this:



It was as if my eyes had been opened.  It was magical.  I wound up buying crushed salt just to keep in my house for times I picked up Tecate at the store.
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« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2018, 05:07:51 pm »

Punk IPA by Brewdog - not brewed with fruit as such, but excelkent, citrus notes, full flavour and characterful.

It's absolutely stormed the market here and quite rightly:

https://www.brewdog.com/item/16/BrewDog/Punk-IPA.html

An solid go-to beer that will not let you down.

Also Gamma Ray and Neck Oil by Beavertown:

https://www.beavertownbrewery.co.uk/beer/gamma-ray/

https://www.beavertownbrewery.co.uk/beer/neck-oil/

Hophead by Dark Star:

https://www.darkstarbrewing.co.uk/beers/hophead

Arise by Burning Sky:

https://www.burningskybeer.com/product/arise/

And the hefty Jaipur by Thornbridge:

http://www.thornbridgebrewery.co.uk/product.php?s=jaipur

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« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2018, 05:22:41 pm »

I just like trying new things, and it’s fun browser the store for all the different craft beer variations. I did go over to the dark side and picked up some Bud Light Orange the other day. It’s meh.

I’ll have to look for a coconut one next time, Rasta. Don’t think I’ve ever had a Tecate, though, Vlad. And I’ll have to check those out Myky.
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« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2018, 12:43:44 am »

Yer berliners add fruit cordial to weissbier. Fucking awful.

I am blessed to live near a brauhaus, there are 3 in potdam.

Just waiting forJorgen the beer wizard to put out the summer schwarzbier. Tis divine to watch all the wankers on boats sail by whilst necking a goodbeer.

Plus I get to queue jump all the tourists  animated laugh
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« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2018, 08:59:02 am »

Don’t think I’ve ever had a Tecate, though, Vlad.

Tecate comes in cans or bottles... get the cans if you find it.  Personally, I don't care for the way it tastes bottled.  As a home brewer, I know that light hitting the yeast while it's fermenting is supposed to improve the flavor (and the amount of light has different effects, that's why some brewers use clear, some green and some brown) but I think with Tecate, it just doesn't work.  The cans just have a superior taste (in my book.)
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« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2018, 10:58:41 am »

Tecate comes in cans or bottles... get the cans if you find it.  Personally, I don't care for the way it tastes bottled.  As a home brewer, I know that light hitting the yeast while it's fermenting is supposed to improve the flavor (and the amount of light has different effects, that's why some brewers use clear, some green and some brown) but I think with Tecate, it just doesn't work.  The cans just have a superior taste (in my book.)

Good deal, will have to try some. 
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