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02-17-2004, 01:17 PM
Yumm, this is some good stuff. Wish I had one right now. A few days ago I made my way through the picketers at Albertson's to pick up some groceries and saw they had a beer I hadn't tasted before on sale. It's a bottle conditioned India Pale Ale by BridgePort Brewing Co., and let me tell you, I love those India Pale Ales! But the clencher for a cheapass guy like me was that it also had a $1.00 off coupon hanging around one of the bottle necks in the 6-pack, so I grabbed it and never looked back. Boyo, this is some good stuff. Very hoppy. Definitely recomended for the $4.49 price (after coupon discount) they're selling it for right now. Not surprisingly (because by now you all know I have excellent taste :)), it's also very highly rated at the RateBeer site. Goes especially well with Yo La Tengo. But can't beat it with some Grandaddy or some La's too. Rocks like a wild pig (or collared peccary as they call the overgrown desert scrub rats down here that pass for wild pigs) with the Libertines. It's quite a versatile brew.

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02-19-2004, 06:54 AM
Since you mention beer...

For any beer lovers in the greater Los Angeles area: Lucky Baldwin's Pub in Pasadena is having a Belgian beer fest Feb. 14th-29th. Their goal is to have all 51 taps pouring Belgians. They're also offering a Belgian food menu.

Here's a list of what's flowing this week:

PilaarBijter Red
Abbaye des Rocs Grand Cru (6 year old keg)
Petrus Winter
Kasteel Triple 11%
Cantillon Kriek Lambic
Saxo 8%
La Binchoise Reserve Amber 9.5%
Maredsous 10%
Chouffe Mars
Wrivelds Wit
St Bernardus Prior 8
Caracole Troublette
Het Kapittel ABT 10%
N'ice Chouffe Barleywine 10.%
Chimay Triple
Brasseririe Vapeur Cochonnette 9%
Silly Saison
St. Feuillien Noel 8.5%
Bornem Triple 9%
Liefmanns Goudenband
Scotch de Silly 8%
Liefmans Frambozen
Leute Bok Bier
De Dolle Oerbier
Grimbergen Double
pater Lieven Blonde
De Koninck Cuvee
ValDieu Brown (hand pumped)
Fantome Saison
Val Dieu Triple
Leffe Brown
Noel De Silly
de Koninck Winter
Monks Cafe Flemish Red
Pilaarbijter Blonde
Gouden Carolus Brown
GoudenCarolus Noel

02-19-2004, 09:09 AM
If you can find it, give a try to Sam SMITH's India Pale Ale, their Winterfest/Octoberfest, and their Nut-Brown Ale.

VERY good stuff and rank very high on my lists of favorite beers.

If you happen to be a fan of dark beers, their "Celebrated Oatmeal Stout" makes Guiness look like Miller Lite...

02-19-2004, 09:58 AM
If you can find it, give a try to Sam SMITH's India Pale Ale, their Winterfest/Octoberfest, and their Nut-Brown Ale.
Yumm, you're not kidding BMW guy! Except I can't even buy 2 bottles for the price of the BridgePort 6-pack. I did happen to mention that I'm a cheapass, right? :)

Everything I've had from Samuel Smith's has been outstanding, even their lowly lager. Great brewery. One of my favorites too. They did used to have some pretty good prices at Trader Joe's, but not so much anymore.