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Not going to waste time on reviews or other things that would generate endless babble on my part.
This season came w/ a few surprises, one of them being the suck factor of this year's WinterHook, and the fact that a Biersch brew, this year's WinterBock, ended up making my likey-list. There was a come-from-behind surprise, given my distaste for the year-round Biersch's, and the difficulty of acquiring a good bock or a double in this neck of the woods.

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Winners
-Unibroue Maudite (aka the Damned)
-Lagunitas Censored Ale, aka the Kronik
-Gordon Biersch WinterBock
-North Coast Old Rasputin
-Bear Republic Red Rocket Ale
-Abitas TurboDog (yes, I actually found this and liked it!)
-Lagunitas Lumpy Gravy seasonal
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Good-not-Great's
-Young's Double Chocolate Stout
-Lagunitas Cappucino Stout
-Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout
-Speakeasy Prohibition Ale
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Eh-Not-Bad's
-Alaskan Smoked Winter Ale
-Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale
-Samuel Smith's Winter Warmer
-Young's Oatmeal Stout
-Lost Coast Downtown Nut Brown
-Firestone Walker Double-Barrel Ale

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Coulda-Lived-Withouts (this list ranges from the disappointing drinkables to the kitchen drain cleaners)
-Boont Amber Ale
-Anchor Brewing Special Christmas Ale
-Deschutes Black Butte Porter
-Oregon Honey Beer (real Drano)
-Redhook WinterHook (jeez, guys, you really squared that wheel)
-Pyramid Brewing SnowCap (what was I thinking there?)

...I'm sure I'm leaving a decent number of mentionables out, update to come later. Feel free to argue like children over any of this. :-)

Comments

beeporama
Mar. 22nd, 2008 06:40 pm (UTC)
A local place put the Young's Double Chocolate Stout on a nitro tap... that was pretty awesome.

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