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: Henry Ferlauto3842 29 Jan 2008
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You would think that with a company based just outside of Boston that we could at least have some Samuel Adams beer available for the Sunday night party and Monday night cocktail hour in the parner pavilion. 
 
Other suggestions would include Brooklyn Lager and New Castle Brown Ale.
 
I'm sure this crowd could make the list quite noteworthy.



1) Hans Christian Koch1299 (29 Jan 2008)
Instead of specific brands, it would be nice to have a broader range of types of beer (Ale, Bitter, Lager, Stout aso.) instead of just generic 'make love in a canoe' beer.
2) Craig Wiseman21701 (29 Jan 2008)
... while I don't disagree, I find it hard to say "no" to free/prepaid beer of any type.
3) Henry Ferlauto3842 (29 Jan 2008)
@ 1 & 2: Keep in mind that hotels generally speaking do not stock a wide variety of any beverage, except expensive wine.

The intent of the idea is to simply get a few selections above Budweiser and Lite Beer from Miller.

At least one amber and one dark would go a long way for those who cannot stand the super mass marketed, water based stuff.
4) John Head1027 (29 Jan 2008)
They do not have much options. The hotels have standard packages for beer and wine for big events. You want them to go up a level, and we pay the difference in the ticket price? Works just like a wedding :-)
5) Paul Davies12361 (30 Jan 2008)
The words 'promote better beer' were all in alignment. what more do you need!
6) Henry Ferlauto3842 (31 Jan 2008)
@4 - Fine by me. The admission is already $2k. What's another $10?
7) Stan Rogers1150 (03 Feb 2008)
Er, it may have been a very long time since I lasted checked (or cared, really), but the famous brown ale from Newcastle upon Tyne (as in the phrase "bringing coal to Newcastle") is generally branded "Newcastle Brown Ale". I may be sober, but I'm still *way* pedantic about beer.
8) Paul Davies12361 (07 Feb 2008)
@7

indeed you are correct Stan. Known to the locals as 'broon'
9) Uwe Grunewald592 (14 Feb 2008)
> I'm sure this crowd could make the list quite noteworthy.
Not sure what this post is all about, but to make the beer list" complete" - try some of the 1000 kinds of German beer;-)
BTW, when I'm in the States, I love Sam Adams :-) !
10) Peter Lardas11 (15 Feb 2008)
One of the best things to happen in this country in the past two - three decades is the rise of the micro-brewery. Some are *fantastic* - all beat the tar our of the standard mega-brewery fare out there.

My own favorite is from my old home town of Ann Arbor, MI - The Arbor Brewery Company. { Link } My favorites are their Fairecy Fest Stout and their Millstone Porter. (My Dad just *loves* their India Pale Ale.)

I too like Sam Adams - especially their Black Lager.

Yuengling puts out an excellent Back & Tan - available all along the east coast - including Orlando. { Link }

Here in Texas, I like Shiner Bock as a good standard not-quite-mass produced beer (Thier Blonde & other varieties are also quite good.) { Link } (They do tours, if you ever find yourself in the area...)

There is also a Texas micro-brewery, "The Real Ale Co" that puts out an excellent Pale Ale. (Blanco, TX - couldn't find a web site...)

11) Bill Buchan585 (18 Feb 2008)
I agree with the sentiment of this posting - from the bottom of my heart. However, folks, all is not lost. The Big River Brewing Company (next to JellyRolls on the boardwalk) is a microbrewery... ;-)

---* Bill
12) Bill Buchan585 (18 Feb 2008)
And the bad news. The Scottish and Newcastle brewery -home of Newcastle brown - has been acquired by Heineken. Dunno what this means to Newcastle Broon..


---* Bill
13) John Smart833 (18 Feb 2008)
@6: Completely agree!
14) Patrick Kwinten22008 (22 Feb 2008)
The best beer in the world is already available: Hoegaarden!

Proost!
15) Andy Donaldson506 (10 Sep 2008)
Hey, they have both kinds of beer. Bud and Bud Light. We're covered.
16) Sean Murphy324 (10 Sep 2008)
@11: Trust Bill to know where the best beer houses are! Quick song in JellyRolls and nip next door for a 'quick half'.... I like it....

Sláinte,

Sean
17) Elyse Oberland10 (21 Sep 2013)
Peter's got the right idea, but Two Hearted Ale by Bell's is the best Michigan brew.

Here in Texas, Shiner Bock is decent.

But the best is clearly from my home state of Wisconsin! Spotted Cow by New Glarus. Can't go wrong.










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