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Discussion in 'The Fridge - Craft Beer Discussion' started by deford, Nov 19, 2013.

  1. deford

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    Like it says....beer places...
     
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    Like the Birthplace of beer...
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    There's a local Sports Bar/Grill half a mile from my house. It's called Fumblebrewski. I enjoy going because it's a convenient place to go hang out. They have decent food, but a lousy selection of draft beers. I always get Goose Island Honkers Ale, which is a good beer. My biggest problem with the place is that they proudly serve their beers at 29 degrees. So while I really like the Goose Island and consider it a decent quality beer, at 29 degrees, it doesn't taste much different than the Bud in the next tap, or the toilet water in the next room.

    It irritates me when people/places that should know better...don't. Temperature is HUGE in the beer world, and only the worst of beers should be served that cold.
     
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    So what is the ideal temp to enjoy your beer?
     
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    I usually keep 'em in the fridge, grab a glass from the cupboard and pour...they'll warm as you drink and you'll find new flavors the whole time...
     
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    Depends on the beer. Generally, the darker the warmer. But I'm usually like deford: grab from the fridge and start sipping.

    Too cold takes away flavor. Stouts, therefore, are best served at maybe 50 degrees, if you can wait. But they're still good at fridge temp and will do just what deford said.

    If they're high ABV (12% or so), I do like them colder, as that helps to diminish the alcohol-ness (new word).
     
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    ;)Did not know temp plays a important part in beer enjoyment. Good to know
     
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    The reverse for me, much like stouts I prefer high ABV warmer. Not 'warm' but approaching 50.

    This time of year. I keep a some stuff just on a shelf in the garage.

    Some times I deliberately use a smaller tulip glass which forces me to do a 12 oz In Two rounds. Leave the bottle in counter as I'm enjoying the first half.
     
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    Do you taste the alcohol more when it's warmer...or colder?
     
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    Depends in the beer. Some chilling hides the flavors leaving only the alcohol. Some warming brigs the alcohol to the fore.

    Most high ABV I "taste" the alcohol more as a texture thing. For me, the Reborn (17%) had didn't have an alcohol "burn" even though I drank at near 50.
     
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    Usually chilling a beer hides the taste making them all the same...as a beer warms to room temp you can taste more flavors...usually. Alcohol seems to me to be easier to detect at warmer temps...sometimes it just feels warm...
     
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    Temp and glass-type both matter. It's amazing to me how one beer can taste different when served from different glasses.
     
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    This place is interesting. It's in Austin, an old convenience store converted into a bar...that still serves, a little, as a convenience store in that you can still buy milk and bologna and stuff like that. But it's mainly a bar...and a little bit brewery.

    http://whipin.com/

    I counted 71 beers on tap, all crammed into a very small space that I guess used to be the convenience store counter and hot dog bar. And then they have all the old convenience store refrigerators crammed with tons of unique (to me) beer and wine.

    They also make their own beers, which I didn't try. Maybe 7 or 8 of their own beers on tap.

    They also cram into the very small space a small stage for live performances.

    Very weird place, but awesome for having fun with beer.
     
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    Sounds like a blast!
     
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    We have arrived!!

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