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Which beer do you think would be the biggest crowd-pleaser (and for beer engine?)

Anderson V. Boont Amber
Anderson V. Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout
Anderson V. Hop Ottin' IPA
Anderson V. Imperial IPA
Anderson V. Brother David's Triple
Anderson V. Poleeko Gold Pale Ale
Left Hand 400 pound monkey
Left Hand Black Jack Porter
Left Hand Good Juju
Left Hand Milk Stout
Flying Dog Doggie Style Pale Ale
De Molen Op & Top
Nøgne Ø Bitter
MIkkeller American Dream

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Offline phillamb168

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Which beer on hand pump for my July party?
« on: June 01, 2012, 07:49:05 AM »
Sorry for the huge poll. It's time again to start planning for my huge summer bash (if any of you are in the area July 1st, let me know, you're welcome to attend). We're expecting around 50 people or so, got some live bluegrass scheduled, lots of food, etc.

This year I wanted to take advantage of a new KeyKeg connector to have a commercial beer on hand pump/beer engine. But I don't know enough about the American beers available to me to make a good decision. I've included a few non-US beers as well.

What do you think?
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Re: Which beer on hand pump for my July party?
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2012, 09:19:15 AM »
What kind of tastes does the crowd have in beer? I'd go with an IPA if they can handle some bitterness, or an APA if they might shy from the bite.
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Re: Which beer on hand pump for my July party?
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2012, 10:04:36 AM »
I would go with the Oatmeal Stout or Boont Amber. I've had the Oatmeal on pump before and it is a really perfect beer for it. Boont amber would also lend itself to a hand pump but my first choice would be e Oatmeal. Have fun, looks like it is going to be a great party!!!

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Re: Which beer on hand pump for my July party?
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2012, 10:16:24 AM »
A bluegrass band in France.  That sounds like it may be interesting, unless, of course, they are ex-pats from Kentucky. ;)
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Re: Which beer on hand pump for my July party?
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2012, 10:20:01 AM »
A bluegrass band in France.  That sounds like it may be interesting, unless, of course, they are ex-pats from Kentucky. ;)

They'll play bleugrass
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Re: Which beer on hand pump for my July party?
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2012, 02:20:35 AM »
LOL bleugrass. Well the lead singer is from Texas.

Crowd tastes are highly varied. What is the Boont amber like? How bitter/roasted/etc? And the Oatmeal? I've never had either of them.
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Re: Which beer on hand pump for my July party?
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2012, 06:32:19 AM »
I've never had their oatmeal stout, but I highly recommend the amber. One of my favorites of that style. It's been a while since I've had it, but from what I recall, it's well balanced, with just enough bitterness to balance out the malt sweetness. It would definitely please a wide variety of palates, from those who aren't big beer drinkers to the beer geeks in the crowd.
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Re: Which beer on hand pump for my July party?
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2012, 07:22:30 AM »
I finally ended up going with Boont Amber. Eh. I was not terribly impressed with it - should have gone w/ Op & Top, honestly. Not worth the 150 Eur price tag.
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Re: Re: Which beer on hand pump for my July party?
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2012, 08:08:05 AM »
I finally ended up going with Boont Amber. Eh. I was not terribly impressed with it - should have gone w/ Op & Top, honestly. Not worth the 150 Eur price tag.
Bummer. Sorry for the recommendation. Maybe it doesn't travel well.
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