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Postby jjenisis » Wed Mar 02, 2005 11:22 am

Which bars downtown or otherwise have a wide selection of superbeers? I dont go out enough to know.
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Postby Thrall » Wed Mar 02, 2005 12:31 pm

As I am not a beer drinker, I don't feel so stupid asking......

What is a Superbeer?
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Postby jjenisis » Wed Mar 02, 2005 12:38 pm

its those generally european beers that are too high in alcohol to be sold without a liquor license, a beer license is only good up to a certain alchohol level.
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Postby Onibubba » Thu Mar 03, 2005 9:01 am

Barleys. I am all about super beers, esp barley wines. Not sure how much they have on tap, but they do sell Dogfishhead and Arrogant Bastard, both of which are super beer breweries.

The Dogfish Head Immort Ale is around 11% and is good and affordable (around 6 bucks I think). They have a 23% stout which is amazing, but too pricey. Arrogant Bastard has a double bastard, a russian stout (the bomb), and a barley wine, all of which are over 11%. The majority of high alcohol beers are going to be around 7%, barley wines around 15% or higher.

Most bigger liquor stores in Knoxville have a superbeer section now.
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Postby jjenisis » Thu Mar 03, 2005 9:14 am

thanks Oni I have a Belgiun in town who has been givin me hell about the fact that no one has any quality beers. Do you know if their import selection is wide or is it mostly local brewery beers? He sais american beers is a joke. :P I know they had several when Sanctus was at the Fairbanks.
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Postby Onibubba » Thu Mar 03, 2005 3:34 pm

Hmmm...I don't know how wide the import selection is. I haven't been there in months. They have maybe 50 or so taps and many more by the bottle. I think he will be impressed by some of what Dogfish Head has to offer - strong alcohol content and great tastes.

Of couse, most of their import beers are going to be German Weizens and English bitters or stouts. One Belgian I used to always order at Flying Saucer in Nashville (120+ taps - mega imports) was Maredsous. They should at least have that at Barley's.

He's right, most american beer is shit, but we do have some damn fine small breweries here too. The problem is that they are usually so small that distribution is somewhat localized. Dogfish brews out of Deleware, and of the dozen or so varieties sold by the four pack or litre, I've only ever seen maybe half available in TN.
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