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God Bless you Chao.
Throughout the weekend I continued to seek it out and found it wasn't just situational- it's a great beer, for just the reasons described in this article. I like IPAs but I don't need them to hit me over the head with the hops. This is a fantastic, well balanced beer.
Now their Nine-Pound Porter, that's another story.
God bless you Manny's!
I sometimes drink Manny's but it does have an aftertaste.
I'd say it's probably the 3rd best.
The best beer in the world doesn't come pressurized out of a keg, that's for sure. It doesn't even come out of the US. Manny's is good beer, to be sure, but it pales (see what I did there?) next to proper Real Ale, as served fresh from gravity taps in pubs in the North of England.
One of the things that kills off American beer is the absurd quest for super strength. Those beers @16 likes? They're freaking 8 percent! By American standards, Manny's, at 5.2%, is very mild, but it's right in the sweet spot of tolerable. American ales also dump in the most flowery hops by the ton, which is a horrible thing to put in beer. Manny's scores high on this scale, too, being very moderately hopped.
But best? Not on the same continent as best.
The best beer in the world is Banks's Mild, now that Cain's has killed their mild ale.
The best beer that's available in the US is still a properly poured pint of Guinness. The Irish know a thing or two about malt as well.
I do like that Nine-pound Porter quite a bit, though.
If only they'd can it. I have to settle for Dale's Pale Ale from Oskar Blues.
While I do consider myself a huge fan of Manny's, one thing I've noticed is a pretty large inconsistency from keg to keg. Sometimes it's real hoppy, other times not, sometimes a bit flat, sometimes over-carbonated. When I drink the first few sips of Manny's, it's only about half the time that I get that "Yep, that's a damn good Manny's" taste. But it's always drinkable.
I don't know if it's just a consequence of a micro brewing process (can they really be considered micro?), inconsistent ingredients, or kegs going flat (how that could happen to a keg of Manny's, I'm not sure), but it's not really something I've noticed with other micros.
I like how it's able to accommodate a lot of different beer preferences. When you want a pitcher for a group that includes a devotee of Rainier tallboys, a stinky-skunky hops lover, 2 people who don't care and a nerd who'd rather be drinking scrumpy, Manny's works.
IPA's are the jalapenos.
If it isn't 8 percent, you're not doing it right.
And note to Northern England Beer Superiority Guy: while warm, flat, tasteless beer may make you nostalgic, it’s not in the same league as 90% the beer available in this city.
@32, you got a groovy thing going there with Will in Seattle. Good luck with that.
So you can fuck right off with whatever beer helped you feel superior when you were ever so recently abroad.
Also, I can't be the only person who gets the splatterpoops from unfiltered beer. Manny's tastes fine, but it isn't worth upsetting my delicate digestion.
Manny's is OK but there is that aftertaste. Maritime Pacific, served fresh at the Jolly Roger Tap Room, is fantastic!
Melrose Place? Ah yes, the Bud Light of television viewing.
Personally, I'll take the Belgians over the English. But they have lambics, and Flanders red ales, and those will sway me to anything.
Worked for me, anyway. :)
I mostly like Manny's and a 6$ growler fill is an absurdly good deal but it far from the best beer in the city, region, world.
I'm assuming that you are trolling for comments with that ridiculous declaration, if so nice work.