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To my fellow lagers lovers: here's one to try...

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Providence, Feb 8, 2013.

  1. PatriotsRule

    PatriotsRule Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Having a Nugget Nectar poured over a Jabby Brau this fine afternoon. Here is a little blizzard aftermath:
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  2. tai4ji2x

    tai4ji2x Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    i feel hoponius should be listed as american double/imperial pilsner. it's really more similar to DFH my antonia and ST krampus than it is to others listed under "american pale lager"
  3. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Member

    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    FWIW, Kiwi Rising is categorized as an american double/imperial pilsner and it is No. 2:

    “2 Kiwi Rising - Double IPL
    American Double / Imperial Pilsner / 8.50% ABV
    Jack's Abby Brewing”

    Cheers!
  4. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Is this a half and half? I have both of these beers in my fridge right now.
  5. morimech

    morimech Member

    Location:
    Minnesota
    I wonder how these East Coast American Lagers would compare to what we get in the Midwest. Against the likes of Schell's, New Glarus, and German beers, I have my doubts. Between Schell's Bock, New Glarus Yokel, and Wiehenstephaner Original, I don't see much room. (Not mentioning Hell, Smoke, Firebrick, Surlyfest, etc...)
  6. tai4ji2x

    tai4ji2x Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    smoke and dagger is better than surly smoke, imho. but it's also lower alc and more towards sessionability. the comparison can only go so far.
  7. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    They don't, because Jack's Abby is different. They're brewing lagers, but many of their brews are more innovative than they are classic. Hoponious Union is a hoppy lager (an IPL is what they call it), Kiwi Rising is an Imperial IPL, their pumpkin beer is a pumpkin lager...etc.
  8. PatriotsRule

    PatriotsRule Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Absolutely! It's incredibly good as a combo! Like a Jabby Brau with way more hops! ;D
  9. morimech

    morimech Member

    Location:
    Minnesota
    Schell's brews Emerald Rye which is a hoppy rye lager. I think you guys would like it.
  10. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Member

    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Schell’s, Jack’s Abby, etc. It’s all good!

    A semi-rhetorical question: Why does everything need to be a contest!?!

    Schell’s makes good American Lagers, Jack’s Abby makes good American Pale Lagers, New Glarus makes good American Lagers, Weihenstephan makes good German lagers. Why not drink and appreciate all of these good lagers and thank the various brewery’s for making beer that is a joy to drink!?!

    Cheers!
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  11. Pegli

    Pegli Member

    Location:
    Rhode Island
    Jack,
    It might be easier for you to appreciate all the lager innovation since you can, at any time, also pick up some fresh "traditional" lager styles from Victory, Sly Fox, etc. New England needs a local, well-rounded pilsner/helles for everyday drinking !

    Prost,
    Pete
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  12. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Member

    Location:
    Pennsylvania

    Pete,

    I hear what you are saying. I am indeed very, very lucky that there are a number of SEPA craft breweries who make excellent Pilsners but also Helles as well. Sly Fox makes a very good Helles that I enjoy drinking as well as Manayunk Brewpub always has a tasty Helles on tap.

    Hopefully one of your local breweries or brewpubs will heed the call and make a Pilsner/Helles for you guys.

    Cheers!

    Jack
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