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Your Mount Rushmore of Wisconsin Breweries

Postby O.J. » Wed Nov 30, 2011 12:12 pm

Ale Asylum-- I don't see them ever getting knocked off its perch; the only beer of theirs I'm not fond of is the Blonde, but I'm not a fan of that variety.

O'so-- Especially the Night Train and Dopplebock; Hop Whoopin ain't bad, either.

Rush River-- With exception of the Golden Ale, I like 'em all, especially the Uber Alt.

Central Waters-- Excellent stouts, also the porter and Double IPA.
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Re: Your Mount Rushmore of Wisconsin Breweries

Postby fisticuffs » Wed Nov 30, 2011 12:16 pm

Grumpy Troll

Lake Louie

New Glarus

Ale Asylum
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Re: Your Mount Rushmore of Wisconsin Breweries

Postby O.J. » Wed Nov 30, 2011 12:23 pm

Lake Louie gets an honorable mention from me. I could definitely see Grumpy Troll replacing one on my list, but I haven't had enough of their beer to do so, yet. It looks like I have some work to do.
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Re: Your Mount Rushmore of Wisconsin Breweries

Postby fisticuffs » Wed Nov 30, 2011 12:26 pm

They are a few blocks away. I haven't missed many of their brews in the past year and a half. It's a close call for me between them and Lake Louie.
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Re: Your Mount Rushmore of Wisconsin Breweries

Postby jtmehrin » Wed Nov 30, 2011 1:20 pm

For History's sake
Miller, Schlitz, Pabst, Blatz
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Re: Your Mount Rushmore of Wisconsin Breweries

Postby fisticuffs » Wed Nov 30, 2011 1:26 pm

For History's sake
Miller, Schlitz, Pabst, Blatz


An interesting take on it. None of my selections have been around very long.
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Re: Your Mount Rushmore of Wisconsin Breweries

Postby gargantua » Wed Nov 30, 2011 1:34 pm

Ale Asylum, Lake Louie, Grumpy Troll, for sure. After that, it's between O'so and Tyranena. I'll have to continue my research.

Somewhat related: Ale Asylum is having a Ballistic IPA release event at the brewery tomorrow evening.
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Re: Your Mount Rushmore of Wisconsin Breweries

Postby Right Bower » Wed Nov 30, 2011 1:43 pm

Lake Louie (because of the beer, but also because they sponsored my softball team for a few years, and that included some free beer, usually after the last game of the season).

New Glarus.

Grumpy Troll.

Rush River (after "discovering" them at last year's Isthmus Beer and Cheese event).

Leinies. I just like several of their beers, and can usually find one that fits well with an activity (say, camping) that I'm doing, or planning to do.
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Re: Your Mount Rushmore of Wisconsin Breweries

Postby TheBookPolice » Wed Nov 30, 2011 2:04 pm

RB, you know there are only four presidents on Mount Rushmore, right?
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Re: Your Mount Rushmore of Wisconsin Breweries

Postby Ducatista » Wed Nov 30, 2011 2:09 pm

Ale Asylum. So many AA beers to love, and I used to work w/Otto.

Tyranena. Tasty beers, even tastier names.

Capital. Maibock alone earns them a spot on my mountain, and WI Amber is one of my favorite easy drinkers.

Point. This one's a sentimental favorite, not a flavor judgment (though a Point Special goes down OK on a summer day as long as it's no more than half a degree above its freeze point). I grew up in Wausau, so I suppose it's a hometown sort of thing. And they had cool ads before cool ads were cool. Special mention for their classic slogan: When you're out of Point, you're out of town.

New Glarus. Can't abide the Cow, but love Madtown Nutbrown and occasionally indulge in a Belgian Red. Again, props for their slogan, even if it's not uniquely theirs: Drink indigenous.

Ha, just realized I threw five on the list, too. Not sure who I'd cut...
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Re: Your Mount Rushmore of Wisconsin Breweries

Postby TheBookPolice » Wed Nov 30, 2011 2:17 pm

New Glarus. Furthermore. Rush River. Ale Asylum.

Lake Louie, Central Waters, O'So, and Red Eye are on my Vice Presidential monument.
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Re: Your Mount Rushmore of Wisconsin Breweries

Postby O.J. » Wed Nov 30, 2011 2:22 pm

TheBookPolice wrote: Red Eye


Haven't tried that, yet. Do you know if it is available locally, or would I have to head up to Wausau?
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Re: Your Mount Rushmore of Wisconsin Breweries

Postby Marvell » Wed Nov 30, 2011 2:24 pm

What - no Lakefront nor Sprecher love?

Y'all be a bunch of Milwaukaphobes.
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Re: Your Mount Rushmore of Wisconsin Breweries

Postby wallrock » Wed Nov 30, 2011 2:25 pm

O.J. wrote:
TheBookPolice wrote: Red Eye


Haven't tried that, yet. Do you know if it is available locally, or would I have to head up to Wausau?

I've only had it on tap at the Malt House and the Old Fashioned. I don't believe they bottle, which is a shame as they brew some great beers.
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Re: Your Mount Rushmore of Wisconsin Breweries

Postby wallrock » Wed Nov 30, 2011 2:30 pm

Presidents: New Glarus, Central Waters, Lake Louie & Ale Asylum

VPs: Furthermore, Lakefront, Rush River, Potosi

Speakers of the House: Sprecher, O'so, Sand Creek, South Shore
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