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Bearcat99
01-27-2005, 05:42 AM
When I was in Rochester NY I came across a beer from Canada that was GREAT!!! It had several flavors...... in bottles that were similar to Corona..... the labels were Black,Red,Blue and I think there were two other flavors... each one had a different alcohol content too.... the beer was fantastic and I havent seen it since and I cant remember the name to save my soul... can anybody help me...... One ws a lager I know that... one was an ale..... I think they may have even had a stout too....... it was definitely Canadian and one of the best beers I've ever tasted.

joeap
01-27-2005, 05:59 AM
Sleeman's?
good beer (http://www.sleeman.com/en/index.htm)
Upper Canada perhaps? (Same website).

MajorBloodnok
01-27-2005, 06:02 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Bearcat99:
When I was in Rochester NY I came across a beer from Canada that was GREAT!!! It had several flavors...... in bottles that were similar to Corona..... the labels were Black,Red,Blue and I think there were two other flavors... each one had a different alcohol content too.... the beer was fantastic and I havent seen it since and I cant remember the name to save my soul... can anybody help me...... One ws a lager I know that... one was an ale..... I think they may have even had a stout too....... it was definitely Canadian and one of the best beers I've ever tasted. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>Can't remember eh? You tried them all, didn't you....

Daiichidoku
01-27-2005, 06:48 AM
Yea, sounds like Sleemans...good beer

Just dont try Molson "Canadian"..probably the best-seller in Canada...it's ok, but wont give you a good notion of what truly good Kanadian beer is..also, stay away from the other best-sellers...Labatt's Blue, and Molson Export

Funny, I'm Kanadian, but I usually buy Red Stripe (Jamaicia) (and it comes in good ole "stubby" botles! cool!), Bass Pale Ale (Britain) and Sapporo (Japan) (but NOT Sapporo Draft, that sucks)

Yea, so I'm a traitor, hehe

WOLFMondo
01-27-2005, 06:58 AM
i tried Lucky beer once, it was quite nice.

Daiichidoku, if you like pale ale try 'Old Empire' IPA. That stuff goes down to easilyhttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Heavy_Weather
01-27-2005, 07:06 AM
for the best American ale try Seirra Nevadas, they also have a nice wheat porter. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

goshikisen
01-27-2005, 07:14 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Daiichidoku:
Yea, sounds like Sleemans...good beer
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Alexander Keith's is also a mighty fine Canadian beer... or Moosehead.

LuckyBoy1
01-27-2005, 07:26 AM
And before some commie b@stard comes in here saying this thread is off topic, let me say that beer is essential for IL-2 enjoyment. In fact, is there anything beer can't do?

joeap
01-27-2005, 07:45 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Daiichidoku:
Yea, sounds like Sleemans...good beer

Just dont try Molson "Canadian"..probably the best-seller in Canada...it's ok, but wont give you a good notion of what truly good Kanadian beer is..also, stay away from the other best-sellers...Labatt's Blue, and Molson Export

Funny, I'm Kanadian, but I usually buy Red Stripe (Jamaicia) (and it comes in good ole "stubby" botles! cool!), Bass Pale Ale (Britain) and Sapporo (Japan) (but NOT Sapporo Draft, that sucks)

Yea, so I'm a traitor, hehe <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Ahh another Canuck, well I'm an ex-pat in Europe and must say, besides the German and Brit brews which are great, I am partial to Belgian beer. Really top notch and full flavour. Czech is good too. Agree with your list though Sapporo is hard to come by except in sushi places.

Granville Island made some good beer, Keith's as has been mentioned. The Newfoundlanders have some interesting beer...can't recall them now.

goshikisen
01-27-2005, 07:53 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by joeap:
I am partial to Belgian beer. Really top notch and full flavour. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Stella Artois... that is a great beer.

midgie
01-27-2005, 08:15 AM
For a really great beer you want to try Harviestoun Brewery's Bitter & Twisted. (shameless plug for the family business)

Not tried any good Canadian beer, i'll see if my local beer shop has any Sleeman's. Best beer I've discovered recently was from the US i think it was called 'dogfishhead' can't remember cause it was on the strong side.

WOLFMondo
01-27-2005, 08:15 AM
My favorite Belgian beer is Hoegaarden. I think my absolute favorite right now is Fransikaner.

Germans make good planes but much better beerhttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif.

midgie
01-27-2005, 08:24 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by WOLFMondo:
My favorite Belgian beer is Hoegaarden. I think my absolute favorite right now is Fransikaner.

Germans make good planes but much better beerhttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Hoegarden in the Uk seems to have gone downhill since they stopped impoting and started brewing it here. For a wheat beer i prefer Erdinger, another top class German beer.

MajorBloodnok
01-27-2005, 08:54 AM
It is scientific fact that beer is the complete food.

Dunkelgrun
01-27-2005, 09:08 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by midgie:
For a really great beer you want to try Harviestoun Brewery's Bitter & Twisted. (shameless plug for the family business)

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Family business eh? I've been helping to boost your profits http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif! Haven't found it on draught down here (Wiltshire), but it's lovely in the bottle. One of my favourites. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Have you any vacancies for a VERY experienced beer taster? Please? I wouldn't even mind the hardship of working up there in the frozen North http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif.

Cheers!

blairgowrie
01-27-2005, 09:30 AM
Since this thread seems to have turned into a general discussion about favourite beers, I thought I might as well add my two hops worth.

When I left the UK 40+ years ago my favourite draft beers were Youngers Tartan and Watneys Red Barrel. In the 70's I developed a taste for Smithwicks, an Irish Draft.

I plan to visit the UK this summer and was wondering if the Tartan and Red Barrel brands are still around. I know Smithwicks is.

midgie
01-27-2005, 09:35 AM
Good to hear you like the beer http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif pays for my il2 habit.
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Dunkelgrun:
Have you any vacancies for a VERY experienced beer taster? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Sorry, but there's an amazing number of experienced beer tasters looking for work.

However I just read that Macallan are looking for a new Whisky Ambassador, job description:

'The job involves living in an all-expenses-paid upmarket flat in New York, and being flown to fantastic locations across the planet to stay in luxury hotels and talk about and drink whisky'

Taylortony
01-27-2005, 01:20 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by blairgowrie:
Since this thread seems to have turned into a general discussion about favourite beers, I thought I might as well add my two hops worth.

When I left the UK 40+ years ago my favourite draft beers were Youngers Tartan and Watneys Red Barrel. In the 70's I developed a taste for Smithwicks, an Irish Draft.

I plan to visit the UK this summer and was wondering if the Tartan and Red Barrel brands are still around. I know Smithwicks is. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

If you like a nice draft like ******ss go try a Murphys............Its far better http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
You dont see much tartan about these days.... things are looking up http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif you tend to get a lot of EuroFizz in the Lager beers these days..
I love Stella http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

As for American beers, well that's like making love in a boat... cough.. cough

Think about the sentence what are you actually doing close to water and that gives you the beer strength http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

blairgowrie
01-27-2005, 02:15 PM
Thanks for your beer thoughts TT. I guess things have changed quite a bit since I left the UK.

I have never been a fan of North American beer; too fizzy and not a lot of taste. Maybe that is why I switched to scotch.

But I would still enjoy a pint.

lrrp22
01-27-2005, 02:28 PM
Lucky Lager? In the snub-nosed bottles with the puzzle on the cap? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by WOLFMondo:
i tried Lucky beer once, it was quite nice.

Daiichidoku, if you like pale ale try 'Old Empire' IPA. That stuff goes down to easilyhttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Bearcat99
01-27-2005, 03:59 PM
Sleeman's!!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif Thats it!!!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gifThank you!!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif I am going to try to find it down here in Va and I couldnt remember the name..... what a good beer though!!!

Chuck_Older
01-27-2005, 04:17 PM
Bear- completely off-topic but I just noticed your squad link in your sig. Site looks pretty good http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

WUAF_Black-Rose
01-27-2005, 04:29 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Daiichidoku:
Yea, sounds like Sleemans...good beer

Just dont try Molson "Canadian"..probably the best-seller in Canada...it's ok, but wont give you a good notion of what truly good Kanadian beer is..also, stay away from the other best-sellers...Labatt's Blue, and Molson Export
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Bah, me I AM CANADIAN!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

--->http://www.coolcanuckaward.ca/joe_canadian.htm

Mashie_Nibblick
01-27-2005, 05:09 PM
You know, Bearcat, your thread title reminds me of an old joke:

How do you get 25 angry Canadians out of a swimming pool?

You shout, "Hey, you Canadians! Get out of that swimming pool!"

As far as my favourite Canadian beers go, I've got to go with some Western choices, Big Rock Traditional or Warthog out of Calgary, or Shaftebury Cream Ale out of Delta, BC.

VW-IceFire
01-27-2005, 05:11 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Bearcat99:
Sleeman's!!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif Thats it!!!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gifThank you!!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif I am going to try to find it down here in Va and I couldnt remember the name..... what a good beer though!!! <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Yep, sounds like Sleemans to me. Good stuff. Alexander Keith and Moosehead are also quite good. I haven't found an American beer yet to like...but I'll keep trying http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Dunkelgrun
01-27-2005, 06:22 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by blairgowrie:
Since this thread seems to have turned into a general discussion about favourite beers, I thought I might as well add my two hops worth.

When I left the UK 40+ years ago my favourite draft beers were Youngers Tartan and Watneys Red Barrel. In the 70's I developed a taste for Smithwicks, an Irish Draft.

I plan to visit the UK this summer and was wondering if the Tartan and Red Barrel brands are still around. I know Smithwicks is. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


Ooooh no. Red Barrel and Tartan were so universally detested by the end of the 80s that even all of the advertising hype couldn't keep them afloat. Not only has Red Barrel gone, but so has the hated Watneys who brewed it. They stood for all that was bad in corporate greed and customer exploitation in the brewing industry.
There are a lot of new villains now, Interbrew or whatever they are called now for one, and a lot of the old breweries are gone, but paradoxically we have far more choice in both numbers and style of excellent beer than we ever did.
Whatever folk think of the dogmatic approach to beer that the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) preach, it ultimately did some good in saving British beer.
I just hope that you don't have some favourite pub that you remember; it's likely to have been demolished, become a private house or is now a hideous trendy yoof bar with a pathetic name and bouncers on the door. For us old'uns http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif, it's getting more and more difficult to find a proper pub, especially in the towns and cities. A lot of the country pubs are still good, and they nearly all do excellent food now, not just a two-year old pork pie in a cabinet which was all you were likely to get 40 years ago. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
Hope you enjoy your visit this summer, if you want any info about pubs and beers over here send me a PM.

Cheers!

Bearcat99
01-27-2005, 06:29 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Chuck_Older:
Bear- completely off-topic but I just noticed your squad link in your sig. Site looks pretty good http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Thanks.. its still a work in progress... I have to add the 100th and change some things around from 99th to `100th. Thanks........

Lemky
01-27-2005, 07:39 PM
A really good beer is Miller Genuine Draft in the bottles,I am Canadian[ opps could get sued for using that term] Miller is a real nice beer

MO_JOJO
01-28-2005, 05:19 AM
[/QUOTE]
However I just read that Macallan are looking for a new Whisky Ambassador, job description:

'The job involves living in an all-expenses-paid upmarket flat in New York, and being flown to fantastic locations across the planet to stay in luxury hotels and talk about and drink whisky'[/QUOTE]

Does it matter if you slur and sway a bit while talking about the whiskey?

Lemky, I know that one of the beauties of beer is that there are so many kinds, there's something for everyone...BUT...Miller? Okay, but I think you're joking.

What kind of Canadian beer do you guys drink regularly, like on a night out to watch the game? I enjoy Rickards' Red when I'm up there because it goes down smooth and is not too expensive, as alot of Canadian brew is. But I'm not picky and enjoy almost every kind of beer...just none of this raspberry or chocolate, etc. micro brew ****.

blairgowrie
01-28-2005, 05:41 AM
Fascinating information Dunkelgrun. I had no idea that the UK beer industry had gone through such a transformation. But glad to hear that things turned out for the better.

I am really looking forward to sampling some new ales. I will be staying with my niece in Northampton and then going up to Scotland to visit my home town Blairgowrie. A week in Edinburgh where I went to school and then back to Canada.

altstiff
01-28-2005, 12:37 PM
I'm a canuck and the best beer is Heiny, hands down. Beck's is a close second and my third is (hold your breath now) Genesse Cream Ale.

Chuck_Older
01-28-2005, 02:22 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by blairgowrie:
Since this thread seems to have turned into a general discussion about favourite beers, I thought I might as well add my two hops worth.

When I left the UK 40+ years ago my favourite draft beers were Youngers Tartan and Watneys Red Barrel. In the 70's I developed a taste for Smithwicks, an Irish Draft.

I plan to visit the UK this summer and was wondering if the Tartan and Red Barrel brands are still around. I know Smithwicks is. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I have to admit, the only imported alcohol I will go out of my way for is Scottish- Scottish Ale and Scotch

Belhaven is my favorite ale, hands down. Draft or bottled, they both are fine ales, although the two taste vastly different. An ale that looks like a stout. Yes, please

voyager_663rd
01-28-2005, 03:05 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Daiichidoku:
Yea, sounds like Sleemans...good beer

Just dont try Molson "Canadian"..probably the best-seller in Canada...it's ok, but wont give you a good notion of what truly good Kanadian beer is..also, stay away from the other best-sellers...Labatt's Blue, and Molson Export

Funny, I'm Kanadian, but I usually buy Red Stripe (Jamaicia) (and it comes in good ole "stubby" botles! cool!), Bass Pale Ale (Britain) and Sapporo (Japan) (but NOT Sapporo Draft, that sucks)

Yea, so I'm a traitor, hehe <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Sapporo Draft (in the BIG silver cans) is brewed by Sleemans under license.

Tallyho1961
01-28-2005, 03:08 PM
Gotta be Sleemans. Definitely a superior beverage.

Red_Russian13
01-28-2005, 10:34 PM
altstiff;

I don't hear of many people liking (or even hearing about) Genny Cream Ale. I've got a case of it in the basement right now. Good beer. A Gunny of mine once requested that I ship him a case when I was on leave in NY because he couldn't get it in CA.

Personally, I like anything that comes from outside the US (other than Sam Adams, any kind). I was just in Canada for business and I did like the Alexander Keith's and the Sleeman's. I also brought back some Waterloo Dark stubbies. Not too bad either.

My favorite beers include Boddington's, Stella Artois, Murphy's, Hefewiezen (sp?! I could look it up...), and and occasional Dos Equis. I like German beers better in Europe, not imported.

Just thought I'd add to an already interesting discussion.

Agamemnon22
01-28-2005, 11:02 PM
Curious, does anyone get Rickard's outside of Quebec? or is it a Quebec-only thing? I haven't been to Ontario since... hmm before I was fit to drink, and they certainly don't have it in the states http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

Either way, Rickard's Red is probably my favorite regular beer, tho I hit the occasional Kilkenny or Bass. Or, when I can get my hands on it, Czech Staropramen.

altstiff
01-29-2005, 01:30 AM
Agamemnon22, yes we have Rickards in Ontario. I enjoy the red sometimes. I think it is brewed by Molson's.

Red Russian, when a I make a trip to the upstate NY area I always grab a case of Genny Cream Ale. It's a darn good beer and cheap too.

I'll have to try Boddington's.

Daiichidoku
01-29-2005, 01:48 AM
Hi Voyager....yea, I noticed that just a few weeks ago, actually...was kinda dissapointed that it didnt come from Japan proper, but heck, it still is good, prob cuz Sleeman's is making iit, so I wont cry about it

Yea, Alexanders is good too......but Moosehead aint what it used to be..used to be a pale ale import from New Brunswick, but has since ben turned into a lager brewed by Molsons or Labatts

Alos a lot of AMerican brands in Kanada are brewed here, like Miller

Got the lamest name ever, but the "Dave's" beers are actually very good (Dave Nicholls, the ex pres of Loblaws, anyone in Kanada rememebers his commercials)