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Blue moon brewing company

Has anyone heard of the Blue Moon Brewing Company from Denver Colarado?  Loving all things American i spotted some bottles of their beer in my local superstore here in the UK,but all i will say is that after sampling a bottle last night i won't be buying anymore.

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It is a fairly popular (large/nationwide) microbrewery in the US.  Their biggest product is the "Shocktop" ale.  Personaly I am not a big fan more a Sam Adams kind of guy.

Nice to hear from the other side of the pond though.

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Blue moon brewery

Thanks for that,i wasn't to impressed with their beer, i will stick to Coors and good old English bitter.

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I have found that with a lot

I have found that with a lot of the micro brews that you either like them or you don't.  There is no middle ground.  I once went to a tasting of them and of all the brews that were on the table I only cared for a couple out of over 50 and would actually drink them when I wanted a beer. 

But it is also what you have acquired for a taste in beer.  I had a friend in the 70's that was stationed in Germany while he was in the army.  After 3 years over there he hated just about any of the domestic beers here in the states and actually would ask the bartenders to warm up the ones that he did drink. 

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Blue moon

Some of the micro brewerys over here in the UK make some real good beers but the Blue Moon beer i had was terrible.Our local superstore used to have beers from South Africa and Namibia and also New Zealand and i liked all of those but now they have stopped selling them because they are not popular and i don't think it will be long before they stop selling Blue Moon. Cheers  :

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I just toured the Coors

I just toured the Coors factory last weekend.  It's in Golden, Colorado on the West side of Denver.  A great day.  They actually own Blue Moon so I wouldn't really consider it a micro brew.  At least not anymore.  Most of the people I know consider it a women's beer.  It's pretty common for bars to serve it with a slice of orange.  I'm not a big fan, but it's ok. Samuel Adams is much better for a mass produced beer.

Are you sure it wasn't pass the shelf life?  Some commercial beer only has a 3-4 month shelf life.

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Blue Moon

Thanks AuroraRifleman.I bet the tour of the Coors factory was interesting.The Blue Moon beer i bought was new in to the store but it didn't taste right somehow.I like a good beer in the evening after a days work or after a days hunting or fishing.

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  Personally I like the IPA's

 

Personally I like the IPA's (India Pale Ales - orginated in England)... however I have found that Yuengling is a pretty good beer produced here in the USA - Pottsville, Pennsylvania.  Here is their web site - https://www.yuengling.com/  I have to agree that Blue Moon is liked by women based on the taste and the Orange slice that is normally served on the glass rim.  Not for me.  Always wanted to go to Germany to taste their beers in the local pubs.

 

 

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Blue Moon beer

Hi,Retired2hunt,i used to like the pale ale's but now i'm into the old fashioned English bitter.There are quite alot of micro brewerys not far from where i live here in the UK and most make a good beer.Our local superstore who incidentally is owned by Wallmart sell different beers from Germany.

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  English bitters are

 

English bitters are definitely very good - especially the copper or dark amber ones.  We have german beers here in the USA at specific stores but you also pay a higher price for them.

 

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Blue Moon

Blue Moon is one of a few craft brewery arms of MillerCoors.  Sandlot and AC Golden are other micro brewery arms of Coors.  Personally I love Coors Banquet beer, Killians, and Extra Gold, but I don't like any of the Blue Moon beers much.  Coors also released a new excellent beer called Batch 19, a pre-prohibition Coors recipe for lager.  Pretty good stuff.   I also love Herman Josephs Reserve lager as well. There are actually a few Coors specialty beers that are only distributed inside Colorado and only available on tap locally a a few bars and restaurants. Barmann Pilsner is one such specialty beer only available on-tap locally around the Denver area.

On another note - I also see eye to eye with the Coors family's concervative views and commend them for thier support of certain concervative organizations.  I will for sure be voting for Joe Coors in his run for Congress this year.  Thumbs up

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