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Woho! my first thread :D and what better topic than one of my passions in life, beer.

The reason for this thread is simple, I want to discover new and exiting brews I havn't had the pleasure to taste yet
So please include where it is from etc. so there is a possibility of getting to sample it someday (either by import or visiting the country)

rules: 1 or 2 beers (2 if it is impossible to decide, try to keep it to one).

so.. gametime:
(feel free to use it as a template or make your own)

Beer: Raging Bitch
Brewery: Flying Dog Brewery
Origin Country: United States - Maryland
Type: Belgian style - India Pale Ale
Alc: 8.3%
IBU (if applicable): 60

Everything below is biased and my opinion, not facts
Why I like it:
First of all, Flying dog is a hell of a brewery (don't think they have a brew I dislike yet).
But this beer is their crown jewel if you are fond if IPA's

The beer is very bitter so it takes some getting used to (do not drink this if you are planning to drink a lager afterwards, it will probably taste like water)
but it has a very nice fruity flavour that at first just exlpodes in your mouth, then it softly just lingers. It is a beer you drink for a good 20-30min to savour the moment.
Best glass to drink it from is a Sniffer glass, pictured below with the bottle.

Raging Bitch in sniffer glass

In Sweden this is a fairly common beer to find in well-stocked pubs that focus on quality beer, examples are (in Stockholm):
Man in the moon Bar (tegnergatan), Monks (Gamla stan & Wallingatan) & The Bishops Arms (franchise, international) 

Hope that this tread will be interesting for some of you out there.
And remember, there is no such thing as bad beer, just opinions.



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What a great first thread!

Here's mine:

Beer: Racer 5
Brewery: Bear Republic
Origin Country: United States - California
Type: American IPA
Alc: 7.0%
IBU (if applicable): 75+

I discovered this one in a beer bar in Washington, DC, and I've been hooked ever since. It's bitter, it's fruity, and it's strong.



Free beer, for obvious reasons.

Oh :) have to try that one to be sure! love IPA :D now i just need to find it. (if it is possible here), any idéa how big/small the brewery is internationally?



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Bajablo said:

Oh :) have to try that one to be sure! love IPA :D now i just need to find it. (if it is possible here), any idéa how big/small the brewery is internationally?

It looks like there's a distributor in the UK. But I'm unsure how far its reach is.



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Yay! Your first thread on a gaming site is...about beer. J/K

In the end mine always goes back to budweiser. Goes down smooth. We have a Binny's nearby and I have tried many different micro-brews, but nothing that I have really enjoyed.

Lienenkugel is good. I love most of whatthey offer.

hey! don't judge me spurge ;) it will come in time.. just now i'm killing time at work and would kill to have a beer right now..
so my mind drifted in that direction. There will be a games tread that I've thought about making, in the elitist PC section ofcourse ;)



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We don't talk about beer here on the chartz... we had

YES TO BEER vs BEER BOYCOTT

war a few years back... we lost some great members during that battle..



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Face the future.. Gamecenter ID: nikkom_nl (oh no he didn't!!)

I like dark beer like Trip Ride.

Or this one:

I can't really explain why, but it was the first beer that I enjoyed the taste of.



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KungKras said:

I like dark beer like Trip Ride.

Or this one:

I can't really explain why, but it was the first beer that I enjoyed the taste of.

And just suddenly i think you are from sweden, correct? :D



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