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Re: What's your favorite funky beer?
« Reply #15 on: December 30, 2009, 01:53:53 PM »
Jolly Pumpkin does some awesome stuff.  I especially like the Bam Biere, which is obviously made in the style of Orval.

Gueuzes/Lambics from Cantillon are always good.  I prefer Rodenbach Grand Cru to the Duchesse for Flanders Reds.
I did a Bam Wheat clone 2 years ago since it was my favorite of of the Bam series.  I brewed 6 gallons for some reason, lucky for me because my carboy of ready to drink Bam Hefe broke and all I was left with was the gallon jug I had saved.
As for funky beers it still has to be Orval. As for sour I love Rodenbach Grand Cru and the Duchesse, Drie Fontein, and just about any others.  Cantillon Lou Pepe 2003 Kriek is calling for me from the beer fridge as we speak.
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Re: What's your favorite funky beer?
« Reply #16 on: January 01, 2010, 10:45:28 AM »
A group of us in Jacksonville have initiated a Lambic Barrel project. This past weekend we met and sampled 16 commercial sour/funky beers, and are now culturing the "dregs" to pitch into our first 50 gallon batch. There was a wide range, from cleanly sour and fruity, to intense funky barnyard Brett. Here http://www.thecask.org/phpBB3/download/file.php?id=264 are tasting notes from this awesome event. They are listed in order of tasting. Each has a "score" out of 10, followed by my ranking (there are ties in ranking the 16 beers). I'm definitely a fan of Cantillon. This was a great way to get a wide sampling, since some of the beers are quite expensive. With 10 participants, we got 1-2 oz. pours of all 16, at $20 per head.

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Re: What's your favorite funky beer?
« Reply #17 on: January 09, 2010, 10:28:36 AM »
My favorite "funky" beer of 2009 was either Avery Brabant, RR Consecration or CL CdC?  :-\
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Re: What's your favorite funky beer?
« Reply #18 on: January 09, 2010, 11:12:16 AM »
Jacobin Geuze is excellent, as is Liefmann Kriek.

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Re: What's your favorite funky beer?
« Reply #19 on: January 09, 2010, 06:32:45 PM »
Jolly Pumpkin does some awesome stuff.  I especially like the Bam Biere, which is obviously made in the style of Orval.

Gueuzes/Lambics from Cantillon are always good.  I prefer Rodenbach Grand Cru to the Duchesse for Flanders Reds.

I love Jolly Pumpkin and their BamBier os awesome. Orval may be one of my favorite beers in the Universe. I share that in common with Vinnie Cilurzo - least thats what he told me.

I also have had some excellent, awesome, OUTSTANDING funky and soured beers from De Dolle Brouwers, such as Oerbier. Sadly, for me, Rodenbach Grand Cru is just too damn sour. Makes a good salad dressing - but I need more balance in my acidity.
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Re: What's your favorite funky beer?
« Reply #20 on: January 12, 2010, 09:09:20 AM »
I have been picking up any lambic/gueze/wild beers I can find for a few years now.  My favorites are probably (no prticular order):

-Isabelle Proximus from Russion River (actually a collaboration between Vinnie Cilurzo, Adam Avery, Sam Calagione, Tomme Arthur, and Rob Todd).

-Sui Generis - Avery Brewing

-Consecration - Russian River

-Cuvee De Tomme - Lost Abbey

-Lou Pepe Kriek - Cantillion

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Re: What's your favorite funky beer?
« Reply #21 on: January 13, 2010, 04:33:58 PM »
Cantillon  Rose de Gambrinus

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Re: What's your favorite funky beer?
« Reply #22 on: January 14, 2010, 12:17:31 PM »
I forgot about Cascade Brewing Co, (Not Cascade Lakes Brewing).  They are a small brewery out near Portland, OR and serve their beer at the Raccoon Lodge.  I had never had their beer before this year at the Great American Beer Festival.  All of their beers are Barrel Aged sours in 750ml bottles.  I must have gone through their line at least 20 times.  Anyone else a fan of their beers?

I wish we could get their beers here in Colorado.  If anyone wants to hook up a trade for something you can't get around Oregon I would love to do that! 

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Re: What's your favorite funky beer?
« Reply #23 on: April 01, 2010, 11:50:15 AM »
I'm a big fan of Cantillon (Gueze and Organic Gueze) and Boon Gueze, and regularly buy cuvee renee... all while listening to Parliment Funkadelic
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Re: What's your favorite funky beer?
« Reply #24 on: April 01, 2010, 09:54:33 PM »
I am with ya Mikey,
but at the Sourfest in Boulder, I gotta say I liked the
Lost Abbey, Duck Duck Gooze....
AND, the pumphouse's  Cherry Bomb Saison....
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