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Re: "Never Again" beers
« Reply #120 on: August 23, 2011, 01:14:13 PM »
*shudders at a lot of the beers being mentioned.*
Chili beer? seriously? Gaaaaahhh.............

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Re: "Never Again" beers
« Reply #121 on: August 23, 2011, 01:40:05 PM »
 Never again will I buy anything from Magic Hat.
 
 Also, there is a brewery in Ohio, in Garretsville. I forget the name of it. I have never had such consistently sucky beer in my life. I got the sampler, and everything from the wheat, to the IPA to the stout was the same. The IPA tasted like stout, or did the stout taste like IPA? A couple of the beers actually had infections. It was just awful. But, on the plus side, the food was amazing!
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« Reply #122 on: August 23, 2011, 02:26:05 PM »
Another + to the nastiness of chile beers.  The one and only time I've had one, I had to for-thought to take sausages out for supper.  Two sips in I had enough and poured the rest of the glass in the pot with the sausages - damned tasty sausages though!

Made a whole batch of a Chipotle IPA years ago.  It was the kind of beer you had to force yourself to drink.  Each time I raised my glass to take a sip my body said "no..no...don't do that again..." and I had to force my arm to comply.  WAY too much heat.  Personally it just tastes out of place in a beer, like I don't want mustard beer or garlic beer or worcestershire beer or anything like that, but I love their flavor in food.  The food I eat is actually a lot spicier than this beer, but somehow I just can't marry up the concept of spicy food and cold beverage...spicy food WITH cold beverage, yes, but spicy cold beverage, unless we are talking ginger beer, is a no win for me.  After each sip, my body just screams out, "wait, this is supposed to be beer, WTF?!"  Maybe a milder flavor chili (poblano, or anaheim/hatch chile) would make a more interesting beer with more flavor than heat.

HOWEVER I use it in cooking still...chili, beer bread, braising sausages, beer batter....

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Re: "Never Again" beers
« Reply #123 on: August 23, 2011, 04:01:24 PM »
Chili beers can be interesting but I never want more than one of them, personally.
I think my Poblano Witbier is nearly perfect as a lawnmower beer.  I can drink a couple pints easy on a hot day.  AND it's good in steamed mussels.

Sounds good, poblanos aren't spicy so that might work for my tastes. I had a brown ale that was made with mild chili once and it was pretty good.

Same thing with ginger - I love spicy food but don't like a drink with lots of heat. I love the taste of real ginger ale for about half a glass.
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Re: "Never Again" beers
« Reply #124 on: August 23, 2011, 04:03:51 PM »
*shudders at a lot of the beers being mentioned.*
Chili beer? seriously? Gaaaaahhh.............

You should ask Denny to tell you about his ale made with chanterelle mushrooms - might make you take a double take on ingredients that can and have been used in beers.  I thought he was crazy at first, now I am curious as hell to try it.  ;)
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Re: "Never Again" beers
« Reply #125 on: August 23, 2011, 07:45:54 PM »
You should ask Denny to tell you about his ale made with chanterelle mushrooms - might make you take a double take on ingredients that can and have been used in beers.  I thought he was crazy at first, now I am curious as hell to try it.  ;)

Well, Keith, you'll get a chance.  I'm gonna make a batch to serve at Club Night at NHC next summer!  The chanterelles work because they subtly blend in, unlike chiles which stomp on yer palate!
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« Reply #126 on: August 24, 2011, 03:18:06 AM »
You should ask Denny to tell you about his ale made with chanterelle mushrooms - might make you take a double take on ingredients that can and have been used in beers.  I thought he was crazy at first, now I am curious as hell to try it.  ;)

Well, Keith, you'll get a chance.  I'm gonna make a batch to serve at Club Night at NHC next summer!  The chanterelles work because they subtly blend in, unlike chiles which stomp on yer palate!
Depends entirely on the amount and type of peppers.
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Re: "Never Again" beers
« Reply #127 on: August 24, 2011, 08:23:57 AM »
You should ask Denny to tell you about his ale made with chanterelle mushrooms - might make you take a double take on ingredients that can and have been used in beers.  I thought he was crazy at first, now I am curious as hell to try it.  ;)

Well, Keith, you'll get a chance.  I'm gonna make a batch to serve at Club Night at NHC next summer!  The chanterelles work because they subtly blend in, unlike chiles which stomp on yer palate!
Depends entirely on the amount and type of peppers.

Yeah, I agree, Jeff.  I was painting with a broad brush.
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