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Dec 2, 2008 11:50 AM

Beer question

Hi all: I want to buy a friend some beer for Christmas. He loves Sam Smith Nut Brown. Any suggestions for similar types? Jen

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  1. "Turbodog" brewed by Abita Brewing Company

    1. Also, Samuel Smith has a nice "gift box" in most markets, which features 3 bottles of their beers along with a nice UK style "Nonic" pint glass- usually sold a relatively "bargain" price as well IIRC.

      1. Smuttynose Old Brown Dog
        Big Sky Moose Drool
        Avery Ellie's Brown Ale

        a few that come to mind.

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        1. re: ted

          Dogfish Head Nut Brown and Rogue Hazelnut.....both very tasty!

          Other Sam Smith's that I think are outstanding are the Oatmeal Stout and Taddy Porter. Truthfully, I've never had anything that I didn't really enjoy by Sam Smith.

        2. I personally like Leinenkugel's Fireside Nut Brown

          1. Sam Smith beers are truly great. I was thinking the Dogfishead Nut Brown as soon I read the post. If you take a look around your local beer distributor you will probably find a dozen nut browns or brown ales. I recommend Troeg's Hopback Amber ale. Turbodog is awesome You think about getting your friend a Sampler pack so he could enjoy several varieties. Abita makes a great party pack, 4 bottles of 6 kinds. Bell's makes a sampler with a Brown Ale, Kalamazoo Stout, Porter, and Pale Ale. All are really good.

            speaking of Taddy Porter. It is great. What kinds of porters do you all drink? I usually get Anchor Porter, Sierra Nevada porter, and if I'm slumming a bit, Stegmaier Porter. I love porters. Oh and Yuengling Porter isn't terrible either. I feel like Smuttynose put one in a sampler pack too I had over the summer.