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ChazzTheGnome
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12/27/2011 07:53AM  
I am going to be making a batch of root beer in a few weeks for the family to enjoy and since i will be getting some of the plastic bottles i figure it would give me a good chance to brew up a batch of some special beer to take a few bottles to the bw later this year. i have never taken beer into the bw and i am just wondering what your favorite styles are considering the possibility of it being a little less than perfectly cold.

 
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12/27/2011 10:33AM  
Dark ale, stout, or porter. Would make the carry in worthwhile.
Pretty sure I could make room for a bottle or 2 in my pack.

butthead

 
mr.barley
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12/27/2011 04:57PM  
For me, it would be a Belgian tripel. At around 8% I would get more bang to the pound of weight carried. Funny, I just cracked a bottle of Delirium Tremens. Very nice beer. delirium
 
12/27/2011 05:07PM  
We usually take in MGD. This is a new idea to me, but perhaps some kind of homebrew might be in order for next years trip. Have to think on that.
 
inspector13
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12/27/2011 05:57PM  

A friend is a home brewer and we would rebottle his darker beers (stouts and porters) in plastic 2 liter bottles when we went together. They seem to taste better when "warm" than ales and lagers do.

 
12/27/2011 07:04PM  
IPA
 
mamorgan
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12/27/2011 10:55PM  
quote mr.barley: "For me, it would be a Belgian tripel. At around 8% I would get more bang to the pound of weight carried. Funny, I just cracked a bottle of Delirium Tremens. Very nice beer. delirium "


Funny, I just cracked a bottle of Delirium Noel.

I like the "more bang" idea. What about a barleywine ale? Never had one on the warm side, but 1 would be all you'd probably need around the fire at night.
 
ChazzTheGnome
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12/28/2011 04:26PM  
thats the way i was leaning too. i am thinking of a blueberry oatmeal stout. i will have to try a few batches this winter to get it right...lots of beer to drink, oh well.

 
01/04/2012 06:10PM  
I would agree with Inspector13 about the darker beers and being able to drink them warm. They seem to "open up" more.
 
MplsKcid
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01/22/2012 12:11AM  
Pfft to warm beer at least cool it a little with a redneck cooler. Take a length of cord (I used para-cord) tie slip knots along one end of it and then tie a rock to the same end. Tie the other end to a tree for easy retrieval. Then walk the rock out a ways drop it down. Go fishing for a couple hours by the time you get back your beer will be nice and cool.
 
01/22/2012 03:45PM  
Based on this thread, I may have to repackage some homebrew for this years trip.

As for good beers, try the Brooklyn Brewing Company, Brooklyn Local 2

Brooklyn Brewery
 
bbrown6057
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01/23/2012 10:58PM  
Fosters Lager, the stuff tastes better warm than it does cold. Comes in the size of an oil can on steroids...about 3 of those and you're sawing logs.
 
01/24/2012 08:31AM  
Too much water to portage, bring a good scotch, use a splash of the water from the nearest lake u are in, light up a bug chaser cigar, "heaven, I'm in heaven," :-)
 
01/24/2012 01:49PM  
Since this thread is back, on second thought Dorothy is admonishing us all. Of course it is root beer!
 
Frederic
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01/27/2012 11:52AM  
How about some canoe friendly beer...

 
wildernessfan2
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03/05/2012 07:28PM  
Were brewing a Russian Imperial Stout next.. That blueberry oatmeal stout sounds really good. Beer below the thermocline will be plenty cool.
 
dainescott
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03/06/2012 07:46AM  
Blue Moon Belgian White for me!
 
TuscaroraBorealis
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03/30/2012 09:08AM  
We usually just grab whats available in plastic at Grand Marais or Ely.

The brands that are available might not be my first choice otherwise? But, as with all things, canoe country has a magical way of making ordinary food & drink extraordinary when camped out on some remote lake.

And sometimes, a person gets lucky keeping it cold. :)
 
03/30/2012 10:14AM  
jim beam rye, and no cutting it with lake water, you think i can't tell? leave the beer at home.
 
muckluck
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04/01/2012 10:40PM  
definately take some high ac ipa like bells hopslam or sierra nevada hoptimum.
 
muckluck
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04/01/2012 10:51PM  
damn that looks tasty!
 
Mustangt125
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04/02/2012 02:20PM  
quote TuscaroraBorealis: "We usually just grab whats available in plastic at Grand Marais or Ely.


The brands that are available might not be my first choice otherwise? But, as with all things, canoe country has a magical way of making ordinary food & drink extraordinary when camped out on some remote lake.


And sometimes, a person gets lucky keeping it cold. :)
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You guys carry cases in and out like the one in that right side picture? That seems a real pain but I wouldn't mind some beer there. Maybe a 6 pack, just drop it in the water for a while.
 
myceliaman
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04/02/2012 05:08PM  
COLD. Not much for warm beer so the perfect beer for me would be a icey cold one.
 
TuscaroraBorealis
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04/02/2012 06:20PM  
quote Mustangt125: "
quote TuscaroraBorealis: "We usually just grab whats available in plastic at Grand Marais or Ely.



The brands that are available might not be my first choice otherwise? But, as with all things, canoe country has a magical way of making ordinary food & drink extraordinary when camped out on some remote lake.



And sometimes, a person gets lucky keeping it cold. :)
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Occassionally :) BTW that photo was taken just after completing the Lujenida ~ Zenith portage. I'm a glutton for punishment! ;-}


You guys carry cases in and out like the one in that right side picture? That seems a real pain but I wouldn't mind some beer there. Maybe a 6 pack, just drop it in the water for a while."
 
kayakrookie1
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04/08/2012 03:00PM  
Moose Drool is perfect. On my first trip this year I'm stopping by Fitgers for some growlers.
 
TeamTuna06
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04/15/2012 10:26PM  
Just brewed an oatmeal brown yesterday...that'll definitely make the trip. I was also thinking maybe a rye pale ale (Founder's Red's Rye, SN Ruthless Rye, etc...) I think the spicy/dryness from the rye malt will help if the beer is warmer than usual. I agree that darker beers tend to be better warmer, but I'm not a huge fan of big beers warming up too much...the malt character can be too cloying/sweet with the warmer temp.
 
jfinn
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09/30/2012 11:43PM  
Fitgers used to do a backcountry growler; has anyone hauled in one of those? I've backpacked with a few liters of Chimay years ago in the sierras. It was re-packed and dropped it in the lakes. It was cool enough to be spot on.
 
sjstrasheim
  
10/04/2012 05:29PM  
We just returned from our week-long trip to the BW. On our last portage back into civilization, we happened upon 4 middle-aged gents hauling in a 1/4 barrel keg. It had it's own insulated carrying case. They looked like a fun bunch of guys.
 
h20
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10/07/2012 06:18PM  
Fitgers in Duluth have Nalgene growlers..BWCA ready.
 
h20
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10/07/2012 06:18PM  
Fitgers in Duluth have Nalgene growlers..BWCA ready.
 
canoencowboy
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10/08/2012 12:20AM  
quote h20: "Fitgers in Duluth have Nalgene growlers..BWCA ready."


Get mine refilled there every year to take in. Usually try to get a brown ale but often have to go with an IPA. Would love to take in one of their stouts but they won't put it in the plastic growler. When we get to our first night's camp, I tie a rock and long rope to it and sink it in the lake for an hour or so till after supper.
 
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