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Anyone ever been to Christian Moerlein brewery in Cincinnati? I recently had their Dopplebock brewed in honor of the 75th anniversary of the repeal of prohibition. It was a very good beer. Another question: Anyone had an Eisbock? Awesome flavor, VERY high alcohol content. Anyway, I always like to hear of great microbreweries so keep them coming if you have any.
I have not been to the Cincy brewery or tried an Eisbock. Give us a full report!
I haven't tried a great number of high gravity beers, but some of them are much better than you would expect. Usually, as you know, you end up trading flavor for higher alcohol percentages. (A note: My wife calls them "high velocity" beers, which cracks me up).
By the way, my best recent discovery was in, of all places, Gainesville, Fla.
While there on business, I discovered the Swamp Head microbrewery not far from the hotel where I was staying. They had serving hours each evening and several of their products, including their brown ale and their IPA, were most excellent.
I thought this was a thread about instant coffee
CM is good. Being from Cincinnati I never considered it a delicacy or anything, but good. Much better than the Hudepohl garbage. Way better than Little Kings, Wiedemann, Top Hat, Stroh's etc.
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Believe it or not, Birmingham AL has 3 excellent micro breweries. Good People is the original and they brew a lot of different beers but their regulars are a brown ale, coffee stout and of course IPA's and ESB's. They lose me though because all their beers all have high ibu's. Cahaba Brewing is our newest brewery, it has 3 or 4 standards, an amber ale, a rye stout and an IPA. They also are currently serving a marzen beer and an American Blonde. The marzen is outstanding. My favorite brewery is Avondale Brewing. They have an outstanding vanilla porter, an outstanding Belgium Brown, a saison, a kolsch and several obligatory ipa's. we also have a new Hop City. They have a ton of taps to fill your growlers.
Didn't know you were from Cincy Kevin. I grew up there and went to Walnut Hills my freshman year, before moving to Tennessee. My first ball game was 1967 in Crosley field. The beer vendor would yell "is you moody for a Hudy"? The riverfront area and OTR is really looking great. Good beer and good times.
I was in Wisconsin for week at the first part of the month and went to a micro brewery/restaurant. Had a Helles Bock and a Munich Lager that were outstanding. It would not pay for me to live in Wisconsin. I would look like a beer barrel.
This post was edited by tnbear66 15 months ago
Most of us would. It's so damn cold and snowy up there you'd have to drown your sorrows almost constantly.
Moved there in the middle of first grade from Philadelphia.
Graduated from Sycamore High School in 1988.
When I got older I learned there is nothing delightful about a Hudy Delight.
Had a co-worker that was from Cincy and he called them Huddy-pops.
Said you had to be a little happy before starting and plan to be in the bathroom the next day for a while.
Got a couple of good ones right here in Knoxville. Woodruff Brewing which can be sampled in the Downtown Grill and other spots in town, makes some very good beer. IPA and the Stout being faves of mine. Although not a microbrewery by definition, they don't bottle any beers, just sold by glass, in a growler or by keg. Also we got Saw Works Brewery , formerly Marble City, a small brewery which does bottle and sell in local stores and they have a tasting room.
Nashville has a couple of really good breweries... Bosco's and Yazoo are a couple you should check out when over that way.
This post was edited by Bleedz_Orange 15 months ago
I may have mislead you in that the Eisbock wasn't from Moerlein. It was a German brewery called EKU. The Eisbock they have is called "28" because that's the OG of the beer. It's lagered for 9 months. I agree that many times you sacrifice flavor for alcohol content but this one seemed a bit different. It seems the same way with hot sauce and hot wings. This beer had a great flavor but the higher alcohol content was evident. There's really no way to hide that.
PS forgot to add..Asheville, NC is a great spot for microbreweries. They have just about too many to count. They won an award for Microbrew City of the Year, or something to that extent, last year. Beat out Portland, OR, which says a lot right there. Portland has more breweries but when taken in context of compared to local population, little Asheville came out on top.
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Wisconsin has the heaviest beer consumption per capita of any state in the country. Not surprising considering the frigid temperatures and constant snow. Looking like a beer barrel has it's advantages. Can't think of any right now, but I'm sure it does...
Actually, I saw that Hudepohl bought Moerlein in 1981 until 2004.
Their new brewery is quite an experience. I've heard that it seats somewhere near 2k people, and it is always packed. Great location right across from Great American Ballpark will do that I guess.
In Raleigh-durham area the are probably about 5 or 6 microbreweries that have sprouted up. You have the widely distributed beers like Lonerider and Big Boss, and there are a couple that you can only buy locally like Fullsteam or Triangle Brewing. Fullsteam has a "hogwash" beer, smells like BBQ and has a rich dark taste. They get all their ingredients locally and sell out of their brewery/warehouse. If you're in the area I highly recommend it. It's quite an experience if you can get over the hipsters everywhere...
This post was edited by Jestrad28 15 months ago
Thought I'd add some links to the places I was talking about earlier...
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