Another bump for Newcastle.
And until I saw the post towards the top of this page (235), I didn't realize that Boulevard Wheat was only around such a small area. Definately a good wheat.
Pretty sure that Boulevard just lost the ability to be called a microbrewery within the last year or so due to their size. I guess there are regulations about such things. At least that's what I was told... Could have been false.
Yea as far as unfiltered wheat, boulevard and easy street are both excellent. But you aren't going to be finding either outside of the midwest/colorado region.
Also just remembered a really good stout I had while in Minneapolis.
Boulevard is classified as a regional brewery. Not sure where I read that, but I do recall seeing it at some point in the last year or so.
Someone needs to make us a beer dps spreadsheet with the beer name, the number of recommendations (maybe how recommended it) and a brief description of it. I need a cheat sheet next time I go to the wine and beer center that has the stuff listed in the thread.
Its an unfiltered wheat beer... the only one I've ever had so I can't really compare it to other unfiltered wheat beers, but compared to most beer that I've had it was definately good enough to warrent another purchase.
Yeah, I was tempted to leave out Minotas' and Nemesis' posts and take all credit myself.
I tried that sam adams cherry wheat the other day, I thought it was good, but a bit syrupy for me (though I'm not a big fan of cherries to start with). Next time I hit up a beer store I want to try and pickup a lambic or two and see how they compare, or maybe that Saison from Ommegang.
I just picked up a bottle of Rogue's Half-e-weizen and was surprised to see that's the Rogue your avatar came from =)
Arrogant Bastard is tasty, especially on tap. Last night I picked up some Rogue Ale as well; Brutal Bitter, Shakespere Stout and a couple of others whose names escape me. I like my beer the same way I like my women; cold, dark and bitter.
I found three pubs serving Leffe tonight, one of which I was very VERY sure didn't sell decent beer. What the hell happened to their English distribution, I don't know, but it's surely a good sign for things to come.