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Re: Beer availability........... East Coast/West Coast
« Reply #15 on: January 29, 2010, 10:31:02 AM »

Lucky for me I am on the cusp of trying Bells beers.
My boss is headed to a trade show in Pennsylvania and I gave her a list  ;D



Out of curiosity, which PA beers are on your list. I am fortunate to live about 8 miles from the Victory Brewery.  Troegs Nugget Nectar is available now, I am planning on grabbing a case this weekend.

I can get Victory and Troegs locally. Sly Fox Dunkel is on the list because I want something to compare mine and Warsteiners too.
Other than that just want the Bells coming back East this time around.
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Re: Beer availability........... East Coast/West Coast
« Reply #16 on: January 29, 2010, 11:20:45 AM »
babalu - in my opinion, Bell's excels more with stouts/porters than anything else (even 2 Hearted  :o - and that's coming from an IPA freak).  Their Porter, Kalamazoo and Expedition stouts are tops in my book.  They also have a Rye Stout that I am trying to get my hands on.  I'd definitely get those over that Amber (bleh!).

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Re: Beer availability........... East Coast/West Coast
« Reply #17 on: January 29, 2010, 12:45:40 PM »
Other than that just want the Bells coming back East this time around.

Me 2.

I can't get it locally. I actually got to try this fine IPA in North Carolina. I want to try their Brown Porter the next time I get a chance. It won Gold in the 2008 GABF.
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Re: Beer availability........... East Coast/West Coast
« Reply #18 on: January 29, 2010, 12:50:08 PM »
I want to try their Brown Porter the next time I get a chance. It won Gold in the 2008 GABF.

it is dam good.  kinda sits the fence on brown vs. robust, which is cool by me.

if I spot it next time I'm visiting my mom, I'll see if I can't get a six...
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Re: Beer availability........... East Coast/West Coast
« Reply #19 on: January 29, 2010, 05:07:02 PM »
Bell's Hopslam is in the store, anybody have any comments about it?  I saw it tonight and wanted to get it but its almost $18 for a sixer... thats a bit steep for my blood, it would have to be REALLY Good for me to spend that kind of money on a six pack! 

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Re: Beer availability........... East Coast/West Coast
« Reply #20 on: January 30, 2010, 02:15:28 PM »

Lucky for me I am on the cusp of trying Bells beers.
My boss is headed to a trade show in Pennsylvania and I gave her a list  ;D



Out of curiosity, which PA beers are on your list. I am fortunate to live about 8 miles from the Victory Brewery.  Troegs Nugget Nectar is available now, I am planning on grabbing a case this weekend.

I can get Victory and Troegs locally. Sly Fox Dunkel is on the list because I want something to compare mine and Warsteiners too.
Other than that just want the Bells coming back East this time around.

Sly Fox, I always forget about them, haven't been there in a while. I had Iron Hill's Kryptonite IIPA a week or so ago. Great hop aroma and great taste as well. Clocks in at 7.2% abv and brewed with 8lbs of hops per barrell. This one really packs a punch. 

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Re: Beer availability........... East Coast/West Coast
« Reply #21 on: January 30, 2010, 05:53:31 PM »
I feel blessed that I can get Southern Tier here in No Va.
They make some great beers.

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Re: Beer availability........... East Coast/West Coast
« Reply #22 on: February 02, 2010, 12:33:17 PM »
I have Bells Two Hearted in my possession

I have Bells Amber in my possession.

Why I am still at work I'll never know.

Boss just got back from the show, she is a good boss

Sly Fox Dunkel is a seasonal :(
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Re: Beer availability........... East Coast/West Coast
« Reply #23 on: February 02, 2010, 12:34:19 PM »
Sounds like an early Happy Hour tonight.   8)
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Re: Beer availability........... East Coast/West Coast
« Reply #24 on: February 02, 2010, 06:20:15 PM »
I am in  a Beer wasteland :'(  We have a few PNW brews around here, but not much. There is a health food store 90 mile to my north that has a small, but decent selection. I tried Lagunitas  IPA a couple nights ago, there was mold on the cap! Not impressed, to say the least. They do have 7or 8 Rogue beers, but nothing east of the Great Divide. If I ever get to a big city, I have a feeling I will be searching for many different brews.

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« Reply #25 on: February 02, 2010, 06:31:44 PM »
I am in  a Beer wasteland :'(  We have a few PNW brews around here, but not much. There is a health food store 90 mile to my north that has a small, but decent selection. I tried Lagunitas  IPA a couple nights ago, there was mold on the cap! Not impressed, to say the least. They do have 7or 8 Rogue beers, but nothing east of the Great Divide. If I ever get to a big city, I have a feeling I will be searching for many different brews.

Whereabouts are you?
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Re: Beer availability........... East Coast/West Coast
« Reply #26 on: February 02, 2010, 06:37:44 PM »
About an hour north of Missoula, Montana. Flathead Lake area.













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« Reply #27 on: February 02, 2010, 07:04:07 PM »
I own land in Columbus. I love Montana. A beautiful state.

What's the name of the brewery in Missoula. They make great beer there.
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Re: Beer availability........... East Coast/West Coast
« Reply #28 on: February 02, 2010, 07:15:36 PM »
Well there are a few. Big Sky is probably the most famous, with Moose Drool. Then there is the Kettle House. Bayern Brewery is there as well, one of the few true German breweries around, they make a great Pilsener! There are actually quite a few Micro's around here, so that is one thing we have going for us.

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« Reply #29 on: February 02, 2010, 07:18:03 PM »
That's it "Moose Drool". I like that beer.

Have you ever been to Montana Ale Works in Bozeman. They make some good beer as well.
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