Where to get good ale?

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Where to get good ale?

Hubby is a lover of good ale here in the UK. We have a few brilliant local craft breweries (Little Valley Brewery in Cragg Vale and BareArts brewery here in Todmorden) that do great ales. My husband insists he isn't ready to join CAMRA yet but his days out with his mates consist of tours of pubs with a good range of hand pulled guest beers.

So where should we try in the Orlando area? I already have the Big River Grille & Brewing Works on my list, and have picked the beers I want to try (well if I can't beat him I may as well join him).

Thanks for any suggestions.

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American pavillion. They have a good selection. Hoppageddon is a fvorite of mone.

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Also any suggestions for beers to try in Orlando, for instance looking at the Millers' Ale House restaurants are there any good ones there?

He doesn't particularly like the mainstream ones, Heineken, Coors, Amstel, Budweiser (well only the Czech version), Fosters, Michelob or Miller. He has been known to drink Stella Artois in his younger days, when he worked at TGI Fridays.

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Also any suggestions for beers to try in Orlando, for instance looking at the Millers' Ale House restaurants are there any good ones there?

He doesn't particularly like the mainstream ones, Heineken, Coors, Amstel, Budweiser (well only the Czech version), Fosters, Michelob or Miller. He has been known to drink Stella Artois in his younger days, when he worked at TGI Fridays.

Tell hubby to download the free app..Beersandears...It gives you every beer available at WDW..

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Here's the front page of the app..

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Let's see.....I like to sample the local beers when I'm down there. Big River Grille is great. Get the sampler. I second the beers and ears app. I'm looking at mine right now to figure out what I've tried. There are quite a few locally brewed orlando beers. I had a lot of them at F&W Fest, but B&E says you can find them at the bars at the GF and the Contemporary. I think the Abita brewing is pretty good too, you can find Abita at the Port Orleans resorts. I am particularly fond of Purple Haze. Chimay is good and Chimay Blue is available at BOG, as well as a few other places. I also had the Saison Dupont at BOG and that was tasty, although not as good as the Chimay (but cheaper!). The Safari and Tusker ales that are sold in AK are good for a try, but in my opinion, lack a good hoppy flavor (kind of bland). Goose Island is good too, brewed in Chicago. Not sure where you find, it, but I saw the pic of it above in the B&E app!! Kona Brewing is also pretty good. The Firerock has a sharp taste to it, where as the Longboard Lager is more mild. Kona is definitely available at the Poly and I've seen it in other places as well.

I find most of the beers that are served "around the world" to be very light tasting, good for the masses, but not really something a craft beer drinker is going to get excited about. Of course there are exceptions, mostly in Germany, I think.

So those are some of my faves. Of course, I'm a cider girl at heart. Angry Orchard is available everywhere, but that's mass produced by Sam Adams. I particularly like the Strongbow cider with the black currant juice in it that's available at R&C. I could drink those all day!! Smile

Not to hijack - but I see a chili beer at La Cava del Tequila listed on my B&E app. Anyone tried this?? I've had a jalapeno beer once that was DELISH and I've been looking for something similar since.

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we have a millers ale house here in boston, and their craft beers are great and the prices agood, also there is a buffalo wild wings just off property and they have a good selection of beers also

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Thanks so much all, I will download the beers and ears app and take a look. The advantage of knowing where to find good ale on property is that we know we can take the kids. I found a few Orlando microbreweries but they are only for over 21s. Can't remember what hubby tried at Biergarten last trip, I remember our server telling him that the beers were served a little too cold in WDW which affects their fflavour, so he didn'tgo for his first choice.

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