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Favorite beer while smoking and/or eating BBQ?

Discussion in 'Beer & Ale' started by Derek717, Apr 10, 2018.

  1. I hear that! Living in New England we have unlimited access to some amazing hoppy beers! Basically, I’m drinking all Trillium and Treehouse at this point, for IPA’s anyway.
     
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  2. ravenclan

    ravenclan Smoking Fanatic

    Well Oklahoma has finally stepped up to the real world of beer and has changed the law on alcohol!!! We have gone from the 3.2% beer to the "strong" beer!!! Like all other states i have been in And now beer and wine can be sold in walmart !! and also the local craft beers and others can be sold on the shelf . Opens up a lot of beer to us that we could never get before.
     
  3. zwiller

    zwiller Smoking Fanatic

    Similar but taking hiatus on beer snob thing, got burnt out. BJCP #1058. Got nearly kicked off a beer forum for call NEIPA's chick beers... They're good but I prefer them more robust. Fathead's Headhunter/Columbus Bohdi and of course my own.

    With a hint of fall I could really go for snakebite: half cider/half beer. Ofest would be nice too but that would mean a trip to Hofbrau.
     
  4. CSR

    CSR Fire Starter

    Will have to check out "One Well" when I get back to K-Zoo. Not a big fan of the M-43. Maybe it was overhyped to me, but I'm also not big on my beer tasting like fruit juice. Some really good breweries in the Chicago area as well.

    In GR I enjoyed Founders, Mitten, Vivant, Railtown, and a couple others. Unfortunately I only get to hit 3/4 a year when I visit for the river bank run.

    It's getting difficult to support both a smoking and alcohol "hobbies"...
     
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  5. Yeah, it's sometimes hard to know where you draw the line between a hobby and a serious problem :)

    Check out that one well, you won't be disappointed I actually enjoyed it overall better than Bell's which I would have never thought I would say.

    Plus it's great for dates because it's one of those Barcade places. The xalapa is great, Professor Nutter butter won't do you wrong, the happy one with the couch on the can I can't remember to call the name of it now it was also great.

    I totally understand the opinion about the fruitiness of the New England's, but I had also grown stale of the super hoppy double and triple IPA that had all started to taste the same to me.

    This year I've been trying to stick with a lot of sours, and find the best smoked Porter's. That Alaskan is still in the lead by far I recommend anyone who can find it to buy it chill it and love it. It is a sipper though. in my opinion you lose a lot of the subtle flavors if you just drink it like a normal beer
     
  6. SonnyE

    SonnyE Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Well, take heart you aren't in Lynchberg, TN.
    Home of Jack Daniels, but a dry county.
    Such non-sense.
     
  7. No doubt! At my first time competing at The Jack Daniels World Invitational BBQ I almost got arrested for drinking in my cooking space!! Haha!
     
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  8. AllenRR

    AllenRR Fire Starter

    I kinda like Moose Drool (Big Sky Brewery) with BBQ. Other than that, a glass of Evan Williams with couple of ice cubes is nice too.
     
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  9. Scott Eisenbraun

    Scott Eisenbraun Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    The large US breweries shot themselves in the foot when they started pushing their "Lite" beers. They wanted you to believe that it was less filling and healthier. What it is, is less tasty and a lot cheaper for them to produce, because they can use a lot less malt to brew. IE, more profitable for them. I'm old enough to remember beer that had a decent balance between the malt and hops, and was much more refreshing. The lite beers of today remind me of the last swallow in the bottom of can, years ago. No wonder the micro brews started to thrive and the big breweries are losing market share.
     
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  10. SonnyE

    SonnyE Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I like the fuller flavor of regular beers, myself.
    But I've been burned by friends and family members who micro brew. :p Generally Yukkie.
    Except Uncle Syrus. His "Swap Meet Beer" can sometimes curl your nose hairs. Talk about skunky beer!
     
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  11. zwiller

    zwiller Smoking Fanatic

    Sonny is right. Not all craft is good... I became a certified beer judge after tasting a beer made by a million dollar craft start that was so bad I actually spit it out.

    With the fall weather I am rocking snake bites now.
     
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  12. Scott Eisenbraun

    Scott Eisenbraun Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    Oh, I agree with both of you. Some of the craft beers are so hop heavy, that I can't finish it. I think the Germans got it right. Wheat beers and Helles during summer, Octoberfests in the fall, and Dobbelbocks and dark beers during the winter.
     
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  13. zwiller

    zwiller Smoking Fanatic

    and pils the whole year long... ;)
     
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  14. SonnyE

    SonnyE Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    It was so bad you had to resort to letting snakes bite your tongue? :confused::eek:o_O
     
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  15. Smoke23

    Smoke23 Smoking Fanatic

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  16. zwiller

    zwiller Smoking Fanatic

    Snakebite is an old english drink: hard cider and beer. I like 1/3 cider with 2/3 beer.