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GrammarKnotsi
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Head to Calandro's on Perkins and start six at a time..Or two or three .750s...





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RedMustang
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I would recommend checking out Beer Advocate online. Read about some of the different styles and brands. Then when you see something at the liquor store that you want to try, read the ratings and reviews on BA. It's a great way to gather info about different beers.





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s14suspense
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i'm going to make the plunge into brewing later this year, and i've been doing a lot of research in preparation...a big part of which has been buying and reading lots of books...mainly because i tend to enjoying researching the hell out of something before diving in...just a personality flaw, i guess..


Awesome. I've got the first thread I made about wanting to learn how to homebrew bookmarked still. Lots of different people here want to chime in and help as much as possible.






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Kantz
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Beer Advocate is a place I've poked around. Guess I need to dive into it a bit more. I love doing research on new projects and hobbies too.

Glad to know there are a bunch of home brewers here too. I hope to get into it within the next year or so.






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LSUGrad00
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If you want to try a lot of different beers I highly recommend the Zapp's beer fest in April.

The LA breweries typically have a lot of their year round releases on tap and sometimes they will tap a pilot brew or special release.

IMO the real reason to go is the homebrewers. Most LA clubs will have a booth and they always offer a wide variety of beers/styles.






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LoneStarTiger
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if you get a chance while on vacation or something, go to a brewery and try different tasters

or go somewhere you can get flights of tasters and try different styles

keep in mind though, just because you don't like a particular style now doesn't mean you wont in the future (see: IPAs)

when I got into crafts, i didnt like IPAs or hefeweizens, and now I love them both

be open minded about them and try whatever you can







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CHSvideoman
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Chimay-Abbey Ales





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BMoney
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keep in mind though, just because you don't like a particular style now doesn't mean you wont in the future (see: IPAs)

when I got into crafts, i didnt like IPAs or hefeweizens, and now I love them both

be open minded about them and try whatever you can


Says the sour hater...







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BugAC
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Any suggestions on books to help me learn some of the differences in styles?


Calandro's off perkins has Upright Brewing. If you are going to try saison's, Upright Seven is amazing. I had Five last night and it was hoppier, but the Seven is fantastic.

I'm just now starting to develop a taste for saison's so i'm kinda excited about adding another style of beer to my reportoir.

Another saison i like is goose island Sophie. You can get a pint of that at The Cove.



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