Draft beers at a local pub

A nearby pub (Village Draft House - Raleigh, NC) has a large selection of
mostly-US beers on tap. I'm familiar with the dozen or so locals they have and
have omitted those from the list. Is anything in the following list special
enough to tackle first in my goal to drink through the beer menu? Also, what's
dreadful enough to pass up?
Thanks!
* Abita Purple Haze: New Orleans, LA
*
Abita Turbo Dog: New Orleans, LA
* Blue Moon Belgian White: Memphis, TN
*
Brooklyn Brown Ale: Brooklyn, NY
* Flying Dog Doggie Style Pale Ale: Denver, CO
*
Guinness Stout (nitrogen): Ireland
* Harpoon I.P.A.: Boston, Mass.
*
JW Dundee Honey Brown Lager: Rochester, NY
* Lost Coast Raspberry Brown: Eureka, CA
*
Mad River Steelhead Scotch Porter: Blue Lake, CA
* North Coast Red Seal: Fort Bragg, CA
*
Pyramid Hefeweizen: Seattle, WA
* Red Hook E.S.B.: Portsmouth, NH
*
Red Hook Nitro Porter (nitrogen): Portsmouth, NH
* Rogue Dead Guy Ale: Newport, OR
*
Rogue Mocha Porter: Newport, OR
* Rogue Shakespeare Stout (nitrogen): Newport, OR
*
Saranac Hefeweizen: Utica, N.Y.
* Sam Adams Boston Lager: Boston, MA
*
Shiner Bock: Shiner, TX
* Shipyard Export Ale: Portland ME
*
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale: Chico, CA
* Weeping Radish OBX Kolsch Ale: Fredericksburg, MD
*
Widmer Brothers Hefeweizen: Portland, OR
* Woodchuck Pear Cider: Springfield, VT
*
Yuengling Black & Tan: Pottsville, PA
* Yuengling Traditional Lager: Pottsville, PA

Larc
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Larc
This is just my personal taste, but I'd avoid:
And go for first:
These are just "eh" beers:
taste of the early days]
The rest I either haven't had in awhile or don't know.
Reply to
Joel Plutchak
Larc wrote in news: snipped-for-privacy@4ax.com:
My votes:
Not only don't drink it, actually flee the room when you see it. Bad.
Excellent stuff. Go for this one first.
Nitro? Why would they screw up one of the best stouts in the world with nitro? That's a freakin' crime. The Dead Guy is pretty good and, if you're a coffee fan, you'll like the Mocha Porter. Shame about the stout, really is one of the best things around.
Bleah.
Good stuff. Was pleasantly surprised.
One of the classics of the style, but the Red Seal (same style) is IMO better.
A pretty standard American Wheat, which generally means boring as hell (and does in this case). Not that much going on.
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Dan Iwerks
"Dan Iwerks" wrote in message
Now, that is the first time in over a year that you've liked something and I've thought "WTF?" I thought the Export Ale was ass-wash, perhaps their worst beer.
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Lew Bryson
"Lew Bryson" wrote in news:X_DLb.7656$% snipped-for-privacy@newssvr16.news.prodigy.com:
Hrm. Recall it being a decent, nutty/malty British ale of sorts, and was pleasantly surprised after the less-than-pleasant experience I had with their Fuggles. Then again, I recall you think WWS 23 was as good as the 18, so I'd say your judgement is veeeeeeery questionable anyways. Hrrmph.
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Dan Iwerks
"Dan Iwerks" wrote in message
Dude. I had WWS 23 on draft, a pint of it. Believe you me, it was freakin' tasty.
Reply to
Lew Bryson
Fruit beer. Bleh.
If fresh, very, very good.
Mediocre, but not bad, Belgian wit-style beer (actually brewed by Coors)
Wow, you've not had Guinness? That's refreshing, in a way. Quintessential dry stout. Light-bodied, creamy, roasty flavor. Decent-enough beer, but there are many stouts that are better.
That's still around? Easily skippable.
Nice beer. Straddles a line between amber and pale ale, depending on how malty one thinks either style should be. Nice balance of hoppiness and maltiness.
Bland, bland, bland.
Boring, boring, boring.
OK. Malty-ish.
Better.
Really good. Although, being Rogue, you better like hops.
Unfairly knocked by many beer geeks. Nice, balanced beer. Not one I'm going to run out and hunt down, but one I'm not disappointed with if that's what I have to choose from.
Eh. Hope you like flavors reminiscent of corn.
Outstanding. The textbook American pale ale. Definitely try.
See Hefeweizen, Pyramid.
-Steve
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Steve Jackson
This is my standby... It's reasonably easy to find as an option to Budmillercoors in bars, and it's what Budmillercoors SHOULD be (and even better beers as the "other" the way Sam is now).
That said though, it's better fresh, so even Sam can be a little disappointing at times.
Reply to
Russ Perry Jr
HUH? Look, I've only had a HopDevil, a Jever and a Heavyweight Lunacy Grand Cru, so I *should* be able to figure this sentence out...
Reply to
JessKidden
Sorry. What I mean is that rather than have budmillercoors as the beers in every bar with Sam as the best chance at something good ALSO available, I wish it was stuff like Sam as the beers in every bar, and even better stuff (pick your favorite micro or craft beer) was the "other" (better) choice.
Reply to
Russ Perry Jr
bad, bad, bad and fruit flavored
very good kind of altbeerish
poor but drinkable
Never Tried (NT)
Avarage
Avarage
Avarage
sweet, and crappy
Fruit flavored but actually pretty decent
GOOD, worth trying
GOOD, worth trying
boring, boring, boring
slightly less boring than above
NT
All Excellent especially the stout
NT
Avarage
slightly below avarage
I've had it once in the bottle but I really don't remember it. Which probably says something.
Very Good
NT
slightly better than the pyramid HW but that ain't saying much
NT
NT
NT
Mike
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Grafix8888

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