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Ok, we need to decide on an official beer to toast Thor's Stag Run. Please vote and if you vote for the write-in choice please let us know in your post! Something either local to the Boston area or available nationally is preferred so that the star of the show can be sure to imbibe at least one with the rest of us!
 

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Brew_Dad has already been to the beer store. <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"> Our libations:<br><br><b>Saint Rogue Red</b><br>
The Malt Advocate described Saint Rogue Red as "An ale with great character and plenty of hops to satisfy. Full aromatic punch of caramel, citrus fruit and melon, with underlying fresh earth tones. Sweet caramel notes up front are quickly taken over by an array of fruit and hops bitterness that lingers into the night. A more adventurous ale than most."<br>
Reddish copper in color, a roasty malt flavor with a hoppy sprucy finish. Saint Rogue Red is made with two-row Harrington, Klages and Munich malts, along with Hugh Baird 30-37, 13-17 Carastan, and Crystal 70-80 malts (44.4% speciality grains .39 lbs grain per bottle); Chinook and Centennial hops. Saint Rogue Red is available in a 22-ounce bottle, 12-ounce 6-pack (new for 2005), and on draft. Saint Rogue Red Dry Hopped-a draft only variation with raw Centennial hops added to the keg, giving the beer an increased hop finish and intense hop aroma.<br>
2007: Dry-hopped Red is making its debut in bottles! This will replace the classic Saint Rogue Red recipe and package -- details to follow.<br>
Measurements: 13 degrees Plato, IBU 44, Apparent Attenuation 73, Lovibond 27<br>
No Chemicals, Additives, or Preservatives<br><br><b>Deschutes Cinder Cone</b><br>
Original and distinct, Cinder Cone Red has a rich malt flavor and a reddish color derived from caramel, malt and roasted barley. Amarillo and Tettnang hops balance the toffee flavor.
 

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I'll be toasting with a Magic Hat IPA (even though it's not in the poll that I created myself -- is that lame?) if I have to participate virtually.<br><br>
I voted for Harpoon IPA though and if by some miracle I get to go to the Stag run I will bring some especially for y'all.
 

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Really??!!! I can't decide whether to be impressed or amused. Or is that the point?<br><br>
You and BD just tell me what to drink and I'll drink it. Since you know what's local and you know my (wine) taste. Sortof.
 

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I'm honored that you think so highly of my copy & paste skills.<br><br>
I've never tried the Rogue beer but I LOVE Cinder Cone. New Season's usually has it but I think BD went to Belmont Station.
 

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I love you guys!<br><br>
How about the Sam and Harpoon variations of the Irish Red. Sam has Samuel Adams Irish Red, which actually is pretty good and probably damn good if you can find it on tap. Of course, it's nothing like Brew Dad's selections, which by the way sound very good... Harpoon Hibernian is also decent and I know for a fact it can be very good on tap.<br><br>
Is it Saturday yet?!<br><br>
By the way, I found a BAF for the National Anthem. Already in the back of my car. And by the way, BAF stands for Big Ass Flag!<br><br>
Where's Saturday?
 

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My write-in:<br>
THE SHIPYARD Blue Fin Stout. Mmmmmm...yummy!<br><br>
I've recently acquired a taste for stouts and have begun drinking it more (for health reasons really). I'd go with anything DOGFISH HEAD...great tasting brews. But it always gives me a headache.<br><br>
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You've convinced me to give the Dogfish Head's a try... I see them at my local liquor store all the time and have read many good things.<br><br>
Harpoon IPA gives me a headache, too... but I think it's because it is more dehydrating... and if so maybe Dogfish is the same way.
 

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If it hadn't been so late when I created the poll I would have added:<br><br>
- Shipyard Export<br>
- Tuckerman Pale Ale<br>
- Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
 

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<img alt="" src="http://www.ece.cmu.edu/~girishv/beer/smithwicks.gif" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br>
I am going to be having a pint of Smithwicks (or 2 or 3) in Thors honour<br><br>
Its Irish and it looks red in a certain light - I am not sure if it is availible over there but what the hell I would even raise a glass of Bud if necessary for Thor <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
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LOVE Smithwicks (smit-icks)... drank a lot of that when I went to Ireland a few years ago, and yes they do have it over here... but please, no Bud... unless it's all you drink.<br><br>
Actually, I like a lot of Scottish beers... Belhaven on tap is a favorite.
 

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I'll stick with a local brew. Bristol Brewing's Red Rocket.<br><br>
Dogfish Head beers are very good - but around here they're kinda pricey.<br>
We had a 12 pack of Smithwicks a few weeks ago, but they're all gone now.<br>
I'd rather not drink anything if my only choice was Bud.<br>
Killians is barely a step up from Bud.<br>
I've had some Watneys Red, but I haven't seen it lately.<br><br>
Red Rocket for me. Cheers!
 

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So very true. A few years ago the Ironmate and I went to Virginia Beach to run the Shamrock Marathon. Following the event there was an amazing tent party right on the beach hosted by Killians. Free beer after running is always good. But after getting my bib number marked a max of 6 times (plus sneaking a few) it left a pretty nasty hangover. Because it is only a step up from Bud.<br><br>
Red Rocket sounds good, but I'm not sure it makes its way out to these parts. I'll check next time I'm doing the selection tour.
 

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I'm usually up for Harpoon, Dogfish, whatever IPA - that said, since this is an 'Irish Red' sort of thing, I'll also see what else DH has in the fridge along those lines, or we'll just pick up an Irish Red 6-pack for something new and different. I'm normally an IPA girl (when it comes to beer, anyway), but I'll color outside of the lines a bit for this special occasion <img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif">
 

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I'm touched... I think I'll go cry in my BEER! <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 
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