A beer novice branches out.
I'm not sure how rare of a beer this is, so you might have already had it, but I like Chimay Belgian Ale Grand Reserve Blue Label. I also like its very long name.
If you like coffee and stouts: Terrapin Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout(AKA Wake and Bake). If you like lemonade and, well, beer, Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy is pretty good for a hot day rockin' on a porch. Usually one or two at a sitting is enough, after that the taste becomes a bit overpowering. Finally, if you're feeling a little light in the pockets and want a damn good tasting beer, Scranton, PA's own Lionshead's classic Standard American Lager will punch your taste buds in the nuts everytime you put the bottle to your lips. The added bonus with this beer is there are pictograph puzzles under the caps to keep your mind sharp while killing brain cells. Enjoy.
Next time you and Mel are in the Berwick area, come to Old Forge Brewing Company in Danville. Delicious food and delicious beer. Typically, they have a nice variety ranging from blondes to stouts with some IPAs in between. I don't think you'd be disappointed. Bonus: we can walk to our house from OFBC. What could go wrong?
Old Forge Brewing Company sounds awesome, we will have to do that. Not sure when but it must be done.
Ska is the big beer from my neck of the woods. I think they're available back East. I loved their IPA and ESB. Marble is my new walking-distance brewpub. They're not available outside New Mexico yet, but if you're in the time zone, their Double IPA is the best in the land!
I will be on the lookout for Ska's Modus Hoperandi. I'm always ready for a good IPA.
Will you do ironic tastings? Walgreens just unveiled a house brand...
I read about that. I don't think I'll be able to get it in PA - I don't think Walgreen's will be able to sell it here because of the strange beer laws. It's probably better that way.
Check out Selingsgrove Brewery on the western side of the Susquahanna river in cental PA. Happened to see it ranked number 6 on a top IPA list. After a day hiking in Tall Timbers(Old growth hemlock stand that will make you think you went to Wales) in Bald Eagle State Forest about 30 minutes west of Selingsgrove, we headed to the brewery in the historic Snyder homestead. The place has the ambiance of an old english tavern. My IPA was fresh and delicious. Not the same batch with the galaxy hops that had catapulted them to the top of the list but really good; definately on par with 2 hearted, sculpin, or green flash. The food was excellent as well. If you are ever in central PA check it out.
Very interesting - I have some family in that general area so I find self on the Western Side of the Susquahanna a few times a year. I will definitely try to seek this place out! Thanks for tip.