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    As a proud and accomplished beer drinker I'm embarrased that I haven't participated in this thread to date.

    I have this habit of letting bottle caps accumulate in the drawer where I keep my church key. I tend to let the pile go for a couple of months before cleaning it out and starting over. I think the last time I cleaned it out was around Easter time.

    Here's what I got:

    Newcastle -- a bunch of these, I buy it by the case at Costco every now and then. A solid staple.

    Deschutes Brewery -- Craft brewery in Bend, OR. They use a common cap on all of their varieties, so I'm not positive which one these are from. I'd guess the Mirror Pond Pale Ale, which is my favorite from them. They make a nice IPA as well.

    Karl Strauss Endless Summer Light -- I tend to keep a few bottles of lighter, more mainstream beer on hand for my wife who doesn't like most of the stuff I do. This is the current varietal.

    Sam Adams (the original Boston Lager) -- I think a friend brought these by during the NHL playoffs.

    Sam Adams ("Brewmaster's Collection) -- From the Black Lager. Oh yeah.

    Pacifico -- Another wifey selection. I'll drink 'em with Mexican food when the weather is warm.

    Widmer Brewing -- Like Deschutes, this doesn't indicate which varietal, but I recall that my father in law brought down some Widmer hef with him from Oregon. These caps aren't quite as cool as the old Lucky Lager puzzle caps, but they are imprinted with quirky toasts such as: "To convenient memory" and "To skirt-lifting breezes."

    Redhook IPA -- I don't remember these very well. I think guests consumed these.

    Full Sail Pale Ale -- More Oregon micros. My FIL has really got me on the Oregon bandwagon.

    Green Flash Brewery (San Diego) IPA -- Overly hopped, VERY strong taste and a pungent skunky aroma. A bit too much even for me.

    Stone IPA -- much more subdued and palatable than Green Flash, but still bold. 6.9% ABV. Yep.

    Alaskan Amber -- more playoff beer. Don't remember much about it other than it was good and served its purpose.

    Bridgeport Brewing Co. -- Portland. Again. Another generic cap that doesn't indicate the exact varietal, but it does indicate "Bottle Conditioned Ale." Pretty sure this came from their IPA.

    Firestone Pale Ale -- Not much to say here. It was cold and good.

    No Red Stripe caps, but I will say "Hooray for beer!"

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    Hey H4D, long time, no post.

    Speaking of Karl Strauss, anyone ever seen Windansea Hefe in the store anywhere? They seem to sell every other Strauss brew at BevMo, but not that one. It has the perfect hefe banana notes to it, and although some others available are similar, they seem to be hit or miss.

    I had some El Jefe that was great, with the same tropical fruit/banana thing, but the next time I had some, it didn't quite do it... a little inconsistent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huntin4Dux

    Bridgeport Brewing Co. -- Portland. Again. Another generic cap that doesn't indicate the exact varietal, but it does indicate "Bottle Conditioned Ale." Pretty sure this came from their IPA.
    That's a safe bet

    The other Bottle Conditioned beer from Bridgeport is their new Surpris

    It's good ****

    http://www.bridgeportbrew.com/ourale...red/supris.php

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fooferah
    Hey H4D, long time, no post.

    Speaking of Karl Strauss, anyone ever seen Windansea Hefe in the store anywhere? They seem to sell every other Strauss brew at BevMo, but not that one.
    Saw it at BevMo in Woodland Hills this past Tuesday.

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    Kokanee, from British Columbia.

    http://www.kokaneebeer.com/

    I have yet to find a reliable source for it here in Arizona tho. Think they'd ship me a case from BC?

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    I spent some time in BC recently. Didn't sample any Kokanee, but I finally got to try some of the Sleeman varieties. Canadian co-workers of mine had been hyping Sleeman for years (they don't export it).

    Honey Brown Lager is very good. The cream ale is a little light for my tastes, but is a pretty good beer overall. Didn't have a chance to dig into any other of their beers. I was interested to try their "clear" ale, not knowing exactly what that is. I also found it humorous that they have both "cream" and "clear" ales in their line-up. They should package mixed six packs with three cream ales and three clear ales. Great endorsement opportunity for Barry Bonds.

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    Foof:

    El Jefe is at the Valencia BevMo as well. Just ask your local one to order some, I'm pretty sure you can place personal orders without massive mark-ups

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    I'm not looking for El Jefe. I am looking for Karl Strauss Windansea Hefeweizen.

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    you can shop online at www.bevmo.com

    foof, the windansea might be a seasonal brew.
    Last edited by BeerMan; June 22nd, 2006 at 05:25 PM.
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    Foof, I see that they list a brewery restaurant in Costa Mesa, do they carry it there?

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