WI Breweries

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  1. BeviBall
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    Finally cracked open one of my New Glarus Very Very Sour Blackberries... Ho Lee Fuk
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  2. SABRSox
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    Sounds tasty...


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  3. CaptainBallz
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    can't do sours
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  5. Fuller
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    Fuller Trump had no ideas, he just went too far

    Never had a sour but it sounds intriguing
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    sours rule. fuckin' dummies...

    big boner
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  9. SABRSox
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    Sours rule. Russian River sours rule all.


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  10. BeviBall
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    BeviBall No wallet. No crack. Not me.

    Russian River, Almanac, Cascade and Crooked Stave are the American Sour leaders... New Glarus will be there once the expansion finishes and the barrel program starts rolling out.
  11. Deuce
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  12. maurice
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    maurice Gangster of Love

    New Holland has an extensive sour program but 99% of it is still in barrels.
  13. Zoso
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    Zoso *autistic screeching*

    I don't think I've ever had a sour
  14. BeviBall
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    BeviBall No wallet. No crack. Not me.

    If you're interested, try the Monk's Flemish. Good gateway sour for a decent price.
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  16. SABRSox
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    I liked the Dogfish Head punkin ale.


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  17. CaptainBallz
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    Looks like these guys are looking for something more than what pumpkin beers have to offer. The highest is 44 out of 50? Excuse me, princess.
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    That said, might have to try that Lakefront offering
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    I disagreed with having to have a strong taste of pumpkin from a pumpkin ale.

    First, it has to be a good beer. Pumpkin is secondary to that.
  20. maurice
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    SABR is right. Beer brewed with pumpkin isn't going to taste like pumpkin anyway, which is why they tend to load them with pumpkin pie spices.

    For the ones that supposedly have a strong pumpkin taste, they either added some kind of pumpkin concentrate after the fact (yuck) or the taster is delusional.
  21. Pig
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    I think my favorite Pumpkin beers are Blue Moon or O'Fallon out of what I have tried so far. Sam Adams flavor was a bit much for my taste.

    This list gave me some more to try though.
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  22. y2chae
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    Yeah pumpkin beers that are done well are just good beers that have some sort of pumpkin pie spice flavor to them, a beer that actually tasted like pumpkin probably would be kind of gross.
  23. Prope
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    Prope RIP soxwon

    Do you mean that New Glarus will start shipping out of WI?
  24. BeviBall
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    BeviBall No wallet. No crack. Not me.

    Nope. Never going to happen... at least not to Illinois. Not again.
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    zmz By the Banks of the River Chicago

    :tellmemore:
  26. BeviBall
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    They were in the Chicago market for a very short time in the 90s. Between not being able to meet local demand and the three tier system, they're not coming back. They are very vocal about the bullshit pay to play and distro games here.
  27. y2chae
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    What is the three tier system?
  28. BeviBall
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    BeviBall No wallet. No crack. Not me.

    This has always been the best, non-partial article I've seen on it. And here's why Illinois is usually front and center of the debate. There's also records on how fat some politico's war chests got thanks to monies from IL's alcohol industry. There's also the pay to play system where you need to grease a lot of pockets to get your taps on at many bars. That's mainly why the New Glarus', Odell's, Surly's aren't here just yet.
  29. maurice
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    There's also a deal where, if you're small enough, you can self-distribute, which is why you see a lot of your better beer bars and stores snapping up nano-brews. That creates a perverse incentive not to grow your business, so a major legislative battle-front is re-defining the cut-off barrel volume that forces you to start going through a distributor.
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    Using three hyphenated phrases in one sentence and five in two. Mo forever.

    :bigclap:
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  31. Zoso
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    Zoso *autistic screeching*

    See him in the play-offs
  32. Deuce
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    If any of you can get your hands on some Central Waters Eighteen, do it. Chocolate malt unless is delicious as fuck.
  33. BeviBall
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    Is that being distributed at all? I don't remember any of their anniversary beers going distro doe.
  34. maurice
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    It should be distributed in my office during lunch today.


    :waiting:
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  35. Deuce
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    Buddy had some at a gathering. I do not in fact have a bottle.
  36. IWMB
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    Picked up a New Glarus sampler this weekend on my way back.


    My buddy wanted a case of Moon Man, so I got that too. He's obsessed with it, I don't think it's that good.
  37. maurice
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    It's probably their best year-round beer.

    :shrug:
  38. IWMB
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    I mean, I like it. But not enough to drop $35 on a 24pk every time someone you knows drives through WI.
  39. Cheeses
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    Cheeses Do not be afraid to crush the cucks with your mind Cupcake Mod

    It's weird with me and New Glarus, but I find their labels to be so bland that it actually affects my ability to remember how different beers of theirs taste. Like, when I think of Moon Man I go completely :|
  40. Deuce
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    Try their Scream IIPA. It's excellent.
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  41. maurice
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    Moon Man also probably is their most memorable year-round beer, after Spotted Cow, because it's hoppy.
  42. BeviBall
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    :what?:
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    zmz By the Banks of the River Chicago

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