Saturday, November 22, 2008

Need Suggestions For Beer Exchange. IPA. Stout. Porter


So Sunday is our West Whiteland neighborhood's 4th annual beer exchange. Everyone (dudes only) will bring a cooler full of beer and we'll drink some of it while we watch the Eagles lose. When it's time to leave, you load up you cooler with various types of beer from the various coolers.

Does anyone want to give any suggestions? There are tons of things I like but maybe I'll use one of your suggestions. Except nothing wheat or lambic. And nothing like Pumpkin Ale either.

My preference would be an IPA, Stout or Porter.

28 comments:

Gwen said...

I prefer wine or a highball over beer so I am no help at all. Sounds like a fun event, though. Sexist and exclusionary, but fun.

SkylersDad said...

It sounds fun, my recommendation if its available is from a local brewery around here called New Belgium. They make a really nice black ale called 1554.

Vodka Mom said...

Yuengling. dark. LOVE IT.

Chele said...

dont know much about American beers, but if you ever come across the Thai beer; Singha beer, I swear it is the BEST beer you will ever taste and I know my beer, hello Scandinavia.
Danish Tuborg beer is also delish...

Giggle Pixie said...

My personal fave is Anchor Steam. I just love dark ale so I also love just about all German dark beers.

Sausage Mechanic said...

Mackeson Triple Stout. Like drinking a meal...

That damn expat said...

You said no wheat but unless you are allergic go for Hoegaarden. Definitely worth the extra money.

The Imaginary Reviewer said...

Leffe Brun. It's superb. If you can get it, Waggledance honey ale is also very tasty.

B.E. Earl said...

Tailgating and watching football is all about beer in cans, rather than bottles.

And the best beer in cans out there right now is from Butternuts Brewery. They make a pale ale called Pork Slap, an IPA called Snapperhead, a weissebier called Heinnieweisse and a stout called Moo Thunder. Great funky artwork on the cans too.

Check it out!

http://www.butternutsbeerandale.com/

red said...

Oh, yeah. Anything from New Belgium Brewery is good. It's hard to suggest things because most good beers are so geographical.

McGone said...

Right now I am loving Leinenkugel's seasonal beer, Fireside Nut Brown. Sweet lord, that's a tasty brew.

words words words said...

Red Hook makes an excellent IPA and ESB, they are my favorite microwbrew right now. They're based in Seattle though, so I don't know if you can get them.

Scope said...

Yeah, the regionalization is gonna get ya. I agree with my Leinenkugel's. Love about anything they put out, short of some of the real fruity stuff. But I'm partial to Goose Island (http://www.gooseisland.com/) myself. I lived 3 blocks from the brew pub for 8 years, and I have my MBA from there (Masters of Beer Appreciation). But they don't distribute to PA. But they are in NY, so try them if you get a chance.

sista #2 said...

Dudes only? What is up with that crap?

peace
#2

Jon said...

Finally, something in my wheelhouse! One of my favorite IPAs is Dogfish Head, 60 or 90 minute. Ruination IPA (from Stone Brewery) is a pretty good one too.

But I'm confused- why are there still beers left in the cooler after the game?

180/360 said...

i'm probably too late too chime in and sadly i can't think of that beer we most recently drank in the UK...

But even so, it would be next to impossible to find here anyway...so, I would have to recommend our old standby- Boddingtons.

Fancy Schmancy said...

I don't really do beer, and I have no idea if PA sells beer on a Sunday, but I'm going to go with Sam Adams Winter lager.

Suze said...

Wait a minute, watch the Eagles lose? Come on, have a little faith :)

Chris said...

Newcastle Brown Ale

greeneyesmcl said...

I have a sneaky suspicion that you have a false bottom cooler and will leave with more beer than you came with, thereby stocking your fridge with a variety of beers to serve at the Adams Family Thanksgiving.

hello haha narf said...

i love smithwick's. LOVE. and atwater vanilla java porter.
now i am thirsty...

(yep, i love girlie beer. i'm a girl so it's cool.)

Dr Zibbs said...

Thanks for all of the suggestions everyone. I bought Gilde Pilsner because a few of the babies that do the beer exchange don't like heavier beers. It was OK.

Dr Zibbs said...

Yup. They lost. Big time.

kirby said...

I've had the 1554, yummy yummy. Anything New Belgium puts out is good. What were your favorites from the swap?

Kimmie said...

Mackeson is a popular one in the beer fridge at home.

the iNDefatigable mjenks said...

I wish I would have gotten here in time. I would have suggested Jinx by Magic Hat.

Grant Miller said...

Shit. Sounds like a goddamn sausage fest.

Caffeine Court said...

I have a friend who lives near you who you might know. He's a major league beer lover.

Tom (Woody) Coblentz. Does the name ring a bell?