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Nice. If I ever somehow come across that Mango IPA, @MerMei, I'm gonna jump on it. Pizza Boy Brewing is supposed to be ridiculous -- would love to go there, @Bailohj8. Haven't heard of Brewery at Hershey, though... will look into it!
Dammit, I knew I missed something, @emgroff. I'm over the Nectar, but I'll head back there for the bologna.
Awesome, Mermei! I haven't tried that Mango IPA, but have heard amazing things about it. How was it??
AMEN to your recommendation -- even a 15 minute visit is worth it!
Yeah @Bailohj8, I had no idea Hershey had so much going on. And @Ghostly, sadly I think the sale has since ended. KMart has some great prices, though...
Ah, yes....I recall this now. But personally, I prefer his partner Matt's sweet nectar -- simply sublime.
You mean Nugget hops? Unfortunately not, @RedChair...would love to hear more about it, though.
That's what I'm hearing, @MmmBeer. Everyone seems to agree with me that Epic is solid across the board -- only the fruity Brainless beers are hit or miss.
Not normally a huge fan of sweet/fruit beers, but I have a soft spot for sour apple. And I'd still definitely try the Brainless raspberry if i came across it.
I know, the Imperial Red was awesome, right? I've got a bottle of Brainless in my fridge, haven't cracked it yet. Looking forward to it... Thanks for reading, @Randi!
Never had the sour apple, but it sounds pretty awesome @ChristopherRobin88... Was it a limited run or a year-round brew? Gotta try that next time I'm in SLC!
Point taken, @JesseG. I will remember this when I return to Utah, so as not to offend any "Utahns."
Yeah, I know it's not the ideal area, @thesteveroller, but I guess that's why it stuck out. Would love to hear some of your other picks nearby, though!
Wow, thank you @deliciouslymeta. Couldn't have said it better myself! I really appreciate the post and your reading the column.
I doubt there's much nutritional benefit, @XXDavidsonXX (perhaps some antioxidants?). I'd still be curious to see how they taste. Though Broccoli Cilantro does sound kind of terrifying...
Thanks for this piece, @Meister -- I've been asking myself this question for months now, even after upping my equipment and bean game hardcore. Great article!
Thanks, @muthalovin. At least you get it. Maybe I'll let Will go now...
I have him tied up in my basement.
Couldn't have said it better myself, @Teachertalk -- I'm completely conflicted when it comes to Starbucks. They do offer a better alternative to terrible garbage corner bodega coffee... But their "macchiato" -- while admittedly tasty -- is anything BUT a macchiato. Not that that'll stop me from drinking another 20 of them next month... I love them. I hate them! I love them...
Wow, awesome resource, @FMBeer. Which I had found your site before my trip to ND! Your info pretty much all checks out with what I had heard during my visit. And yeah, I don't know why she got all bent out of shape about the Fleishkuekle -- although I do know it's waaaay more popular in Bismarck than up in GF or Fargo (with Kroll's being an exception).
Anyway, thanks for reading -- I'll be making FMBeer.com a major part of my next trip to the state.
I'm in. I'll let you know when I make it down, @GretchinF!
Thanks for the recs, @Luby25. Montana has been on my list for awhile -- one of a few states I've never tried local beer in!
Good thing Bismarck was already on my itinerary, @dawnalin. I gotta see my new peeps at Laughing Sun!
Ha, yeah, obviously my travel experience unfairly tainted my North Dakota experience, @naenae. I didn't even book my own hotel -- the school did. But don't worry, as I mentioned above, I'll definitely be heading back to GF at some point to dine at the Toasted Frog -- do you know it?
No prob, @punkrockmartha. I was at The Black Olive, but from what I hear, Byblos Mediterranean Cafe is actually #1! (though technically it's Lebanese, not Greek.)
Sweet! I'm glad you can actually relate to this post for once... I really want to cover every single state so no one feels left out.
I've tasted plenty of Empire, so I don't feel like I missed TOO much, but I'll definitely stop by on my next trip to 'Cuse.
As for Ommegang, that's a whole other trip I have planned to Cooperstown. I'll keep you posted...