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Anyone ever try Old Chub?

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Saw a guy drinking one once at a party and Ive seen it in the store never went to get it though. I think it was cheap also so Im sure its not the best but on beer advocate all this brewery's (Oskar Blues) beer has good ratings.

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hat was one of my earlier posts -- in teh late Spring we had cases of Oskar Blue's beers. Old Chub is great (women in their 60s love Old Chub :noclue: maybe not cool, but true). Dale's is solid American ale. Gubna used to be seasonal - now it's year round -- it's like drinking a spruce tree I love it! Ten'fiddy didn't impress me as much.

The whole line is really good beer at great value -- it's beer, not a craft beer art house creation though. Each is flavorful and distinctive while remaining beer - if that makes any sense. :P

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Yeah their beers all got A's and B's on beer advocate. Ill have to go grab a six pack. Its like 8-10 dollars a six pack which actually is normal. For some reason I though it was in the 6 dollar range? Silly me thinking even passable beer is less then 8 dollars a six pack. :rolleyes:

How do you pronounce Gubna as in Governor with a British accent?

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Picked up a 6 pack of Old Chub....super super smooth. I like it however it wasnt for my friend.

I also got a 6 pack of Mama's litte Yella Pils and it was awesome. I really liked that beer.

I didnt know that Old Chub had a 8% alcohol content. :blink:

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Awesome. This is the same bill that I was talking about a couple pages back. I know this is getting a lot of backing from pretty much all the NJ brewpubs, JJ Bittings especially.

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River Horse Brewing Co. in Lambertville has just announced its 2011 Oktoberfest celebration, Saturday, Oct. 8. I am thinking of going. Has anyone ever been to it in the past? And if so, how was it?

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River Horse Brewing Co. in Lambertville has just announced its 2011 Oktoberfest celebration, Saturday, Oct. 8. I am thinking of going. Has anyone ever been to it in the past? And if so, how was it?

Have not been but thanks for bringing this to my attention as it sounds to be fun. I know Triumph across the river in New Hope has an Oktoberfest celebration on a saturday as well and once they release the details I will post on here.

Last year they had German polka and some more contemporary bands playing and they had their special Oktoberfest brew on tap as well. They also had pretezels for 50 cents each (they were outstanding) and selling 1 liter beer steins as well. I won a couple last year and if you bring them to Triumph any day of the year during happy hour or any Tuesday of the year all day when they have beer for $3 a pint, they consider the 1 liter stein as 2 pints so for $6 you get an entire liter of beer. My liver loves it.

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Anyone ever go to a DuClaw down here in MD? It's a brew company/restaurant chain with four locations (including the airport, for anyone flying Southwest through BWI) with a pretty excellent rotation.

http://www.duclaw.com/beers.aspx

Last time I went, the Euphoria, Black Jack Stout and Old Flame stole the show.

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Up here in Sussex County theres an awesome brew pub called Kroghs in Sparta. They have a great selection.

For August, Krogh's Restaurant & Brew Pub at 23 White Deer Plaza in Sparta will be featuring a "Tom Klosterhoff Cream Ale" seasonal.

Coming up in September, Krogh's will hit the marker of making 1,000 brews! They will be having a 1,000 brew celebration ... details will be made available shortly!

Call them for directions, reservations or questions at 973-729-8428. Enjoy the rest of the summer...hopefully with one of the seven Krogh's brews in hand!

River Horse Brewing Co. in Lambertville has just announced its 2011 Oktoberfest celebration, Saturday, Oct. 8. I am thinking of going. Has anyone ever been to it in the past? And if so, how was it?

They are having Beerfest on the 25th. Whats that entail?

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Founders is doing a tap takeover in Brewster, NY tomorrow including KBS, CBS, and Black Biscuit and not one of my friends can go. :(

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Hey forgot to post this article from the SL the other day. Great article about the rise of beer in NJ and has a listing of just opened, about to open, and planned places to get a beer.

They also mention the Deutscher Club in Clark, NJ. My parents have been members for at least 25 years and the last couple of years (and pretty much grew up there myself) they have been hosting one Friday every month a Biergarten. It is an outdoor area with the communal tables set up under some tall trees with music, beer (mostly Paulaner and Hacker-Pschorr) and some food. They also have an Oktoberfest celebration (kinda early?) happening both days this weekend and the crowds are usually quite big. While the club is usually members only, the Biergarten and Oktoberfest are open to all with an entrance fee of $5 per person.

Beer Boom

Also great listing at the bottom of the article of the places and I cannot wait for Flounder Brewing to be open. That is literally less than 5 min from me.

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Awesome, looks like I might have to split time between Port 44 and Edison Ale House when I go to games now!

Another place that just opened recently is Barcade in Jersey City. Looks like it's a craft beer bar and an arcade.

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Hey forgot to post this article from the SL the other day. Great article about the rise of beer in NJ and has a listing of just opened, about to open, and planned places to get a beer.

They also mention the Deutscher Club in Clark, NJ. My parents have been members for at least 25 years and the last couple of years (and pretty much grew up there myself) they have been hosting one Friday every month a Biergarten. It is an outdoor area with the communal tables set up under some tall trees with music, beer (mostly Paulaner and Hacker-Pschorr) and some food. They also have an Oktoberfest celebration (kinda early?) happening both days this weekend and the crowds are usually quite big. While the club is usually members only, the Biergarten and Oktoberfest are open to all with an entrance fee of $5 per person.

Beer Boom

Also great listing at the bottom of the article of the places and I cannot wait for Flounder Brewing to be open. That is literally less than 5 min from me.

The Oktoberfest beers are already getting onto the shelves. Enjoying Brooklyn breweries version right now, very dark and tasty.

Thanks for that link, nice six new micro brew pubs coming!

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I had Shiner Ruby Redbird tonight. I loved it... but it's got ruby red grapefruit and ginger in it. I really liked the ginger. The ol' ball-n-chain made his yucky face when he tried it though. It's not at all sweet.

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Hey forgot to post this article from the SL the other day. Great article about the rise of beer in NJ and has a listing of just opened, about to open, and planned places to get a beer.

They also mention the Deutscher Club in Clark, NJ. My parents have been members for at least 25 years and the last couple of years (and pretty much grew up there myself) they have been hosting one Friday every month a Biergarten. It is an outdoor area with the communal tables set up under some tall trees with music, beer (mostly Paulaner and Hacker-Pschorr) and some food. They also have an Oktoberfest celebration (kinda early?) happening both days this weekend and the crowds are usually quite big. While the club is usually members only, the Biergarten and Oktoberfest are open to all with an entrance fee of $5 per person.

Beer Boom

Also great listing at the bottom of the article of the places and I cannot wait for Flounder Brewing to be open. That is literally less than 5 min from me.

Cool, I look forward to visiting that beer garden in Hoboken!

Speaking of Oktoberfest, just the other day I purchased my tickets to the annual Oktoberfest celebration in Central Park, which takes place Saturday, Sept. 17. I went last year and a nice time.

If anyone hears about any other Oktoberfest celebrations, please post the info.

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I had Shiner Ruby Redbird tonight. I loved it... but it's got ruby red grapefruit and ginger in it. I really liked the ginger. The ol' ball-n-chain made his yucky face when he tried it though. It's not at all sweet.

That's the stuff I mentioned a month or so ago! So was it just me, or did it drink more like a soda than a beer to you too? Poured like a soda, was carbonated like a soda, and kinda tasted like ginger ale with beer and a splash of grapefruit juice in it. Weirdest beer I've ever drunk.

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That's the stuff I mentioned a month or so ago! So was it just me, or did it drink more like a soda than a beer to you too? Poured like a soda, was carbonated like a soda, and kinda tasted like ginger ale with beer and a splash of grapefruit juice in it. Weirdest beer I've ever drunk.

Mine wasn't at all sweet -- a belgian white is much more citrus-ee and sweeter even. But it's the ginger that's just weird.... it's what you expect when you see Ginger Beer! I didn't really taste the grapefruit -- it gave it a cool sort of bitter citrus - it wasn't like shandy - where you expected to see lemons floating in the stuff.

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Mine wasn't at all sweet -- a belgian white is much more citrus-ee and sweeter even. But it's the ginger that's just weird.... it's what you expect when you see Ginger Beer! I didn't really taste the grapefruit -- it gave it a cool sort of bitter citrus - it wasn't like shandy - where you expected to see lemons floating in the stuff.

Out of curiosity, did you pour or drink straight from the bottle?

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Out of curiosity, did you pour or drink straight from the bottle?

Are you joking? Not only am I not permitted to drink out of the bottle it must be the appropriate style beer glass/stein/horn... I think a boot is out of the question even...

I used a standard conical pint glass - I am with you on the carbonation -- no head whatsoever - freaked me out a little.

oh and it was the US pint measure not the UK -- which we do of course own in the dimpled mug or the nonic (the little bulge at the top) style. We have pilsner glasses but we don't have tulip pints. and we have goblets and stemmed tulip for belgians of course. It's ridiculous...

my brother in laws latest hate is Peroni in a stupid tall glass....

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Cool, I look forward to visiting that beer garden in Hoboken!

Speaking of Oktoberfest, just the other day I purchased my tickets to the annual Oktoberfest celebration in Central Park, which takes place Saturday, Sept. 17. I went last year and a nice time.

If anyone hears about any other Oktoberfest celebrations, please post the info.

Do you have a link for the Oktoberfest in Central Park? I might be interested in going to that.

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