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Post by rcs » 06 Jan 2009, 6:39pm

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awesome! the champagne of bottled bears!
There's a place in the South End (our gay neighborhood) that serves a 40 of Miller High Life in a champagne bucket of ice and champagne glasses. The waiter comes and shows it to you like it's a nice bottle of wine and then pours it into champagne glasses. Class!
what is this high-brow joint?? i may be in the beantown this summer.... need to plan accordingly!
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Post by Suzanne H. » 06 Jan 2009, 9:44pm

This is all my parents have, so it's all I drink.
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I've had the Stella Artois before though...it's bloody strong for a lager.
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Post by daredevil » 06 Jan 2009, 10:12pm

Suzanne H. wrote:This is all my parents have, so it's all I drink.
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I've had the Stella Artois before though...it's bloody strong for a lager.
Budweiser and Michelobe two of the worst beers ever.

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Post by rcs » 06 Jan 2009, 10:19pm

daredevil wrote:
Suzanne H. wrote:This is all my parents have, so it's all I drink.
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I've had the Stella Artois before though...it's bloody strong for a lager.
Budweiser and Michelobe two of the worst beers ever.
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Post by mcnugget » 06 Jan 2009, 10:25pm

i can't bring myself to drink bud/miller/coor products :p i won't drink at all if that's all they have at parties or such. lately at get togethers tho, someone keeps on bringing harpoon bottles (i'm tired of IPA's), and some battery acid alcoholic energy drink called sparxx or something like that. i have to go make someone get me something i like then hide it so they don't drink it all up. (the main names- XXXX, strongbow, stella, harp, guinness, red stripe, boddingtons, moosehead, pilsner urquel, newcastle, tecate, and a bunch of other diff. ciders and ales that i wont bother to list.)

i wish we could get some tooheys here. :meh:

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Post by rcs » 06 Jan 2009, 10:52pm

mcnugget wrote: i wish we could get some tooheys here. :meh:

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never tried it, but initially reaction to the name is

ppppppp-tooooohey!
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Post by mcnugget » 06 Jan 2009, 11:42pm

i always feel like i should have a loose tooth when saying it.

and it's better then fosters.

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Post by Joe Public » 07 Jan 2009, 12:40am

Wolter wrote:Unibroue hasn't let me down yet. Although it's hard for me to move beyond La Fin du Monde. I love that stuff.
Amen, brother. And quite reasonably priced in most places, might I add. Their other varieties are wonderful as well...
A friend turned me on to Piraat over the holidays- good stuff. La Chouffe, too, despite its having gnomes on the bottle.
That being said, a business associate brought a belated holiday gift up to work today- a 12 pack of 'Miller Chill', a new slightly lime-flavoured beer. Not a big fan, but drinking free alcohol at work is ALWAYS welcome. It wouldn't have mattered if it was friggin' Zima or Grain Belt, for chrissake. It was kinda good in that we had to stay late, the womenfolk left the building, so we cranked up The Stooges and drank more.
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Post by Silent Majority » 07 Jan 2009, 5:06am

I just drink whatever's the cheapest at the time. Means that at the moment I'm getting through a fair whack of Carlsberg (it's a nothing beer) when I'm down the pub, snakebite at nightclubs and at least three bottled Becks a night if I'm indoors.

If I'm in a hurry when I'm out it's whiskey and brandy all the way.
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Post by revbob » 07 Jan 2009, 12:25pm

I tend to lean mostly towards stouts and porters. A good red or amber ale is also always welcome. I prefer not to drink beer if all that is available is sucky beer. Heineken seems to be making a comeback and was exclusively available at some holiday parties that I attended recently. I usually politely decline but every so often I'll say sure and have one of these vile brews and I am ALWAYS disappointed and regretful, the shit is just awful.

I came across this stuff while in the southwest a few years back:

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For the most part I patronize the local breweries whenever possible. This is one of my usual beers, along with their "Rainbow Red" ale. Good stuff but I'm pretty sure you can't find it too far from Vermont.
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I have certain rules regarding beer:

1) No green or clear bottles, they promote skunkage. Some people aren't even aware of this and believe that the skunky flavor is how it should taste.

2) No cans, very few quality brewers can their beer.

3) The beer, when viewed in a clear glass, should not closely resemble nor be confused with urine in any way.

I apologize if I have offended anyone's beer related sensibilities.

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Post by Wolter » 07 Jan 2009, 12:35pm

I like lagers more than I'd care to admit. But not so much American ones.

My rules are:

1. No green bottles. Except for Tennent's. For some reason I love that beer.
2. Though it is true that cans are usually a dead giveaway for a lack of quality brewing, I will add this codicil: if I am drinking genuinely cheap-assed beer, I prefer cans. PBR and Old Style are not improved by glass bottles. If anything, the metallic taste of canned beer improves them.
3. If someone else is buying, there are no rules.
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Post by matedog » 07 Jan 2009, 12:41pm

Wolter wrote: My rules are:

1. No green bottles. Except for Tennent's. For some reason I love that beer.
2. Though it is true that cans are usually a dead giveaway for a lack of quality brewing, I will add this codicil: if I am drinking genuinely cheap-assed beer, I prefer cans. PBR and Old Style are not improved by glass bottles. If anything, the metallic taste of canned beer improves them.
3. If someone else is buying, there are no rules.
This is basically right. Sam Adams ran some ads a couple years ago about how green bottles are bad for beer so it seems pretty well known now at least.
Look, you have to establish context for these things. And I maintain that unless you appreciate the Fall of Constantinople, the Great Fire of London, and Mickey Mantle's fatalist alcoholism, live Freddy makes no sense. If you want to half-ass it, fine, go call Simon Schama to do the appendix.

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Post by revbob » 07 Jan 2009, 1:03pm

matedog wrote:
Wolter wrote: My rules are:

1. No green bottles. Except for Tennent's. For some reason I love that beer.
2. Though it is true that cans are usually a dead giveaway for a lack of quality brewing, I will add this codicil: if I am drinking genuinely cheap-assed beer, I prefer cans. PBR and Old Style are not improved by glass bottles. If anything, the metallic taste of canned beer improves them.
3. If someone else is buying, there are no rules.
This is basically right. Sam Adams ran some ads a couple years ago about how green bottles are bad for beer so it seems pretty well known now at least.
Yet so many foreign (in relation to the US) beers still come in green bottles and I am sure in some people's minds it signifies "quality" as well.

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Post by rcs » 07 Jan 2009, 3:50pm

matedog wrote:Sam Adams ran some ads a couple years ago about how green bottles are bad for beer so it seems pretty well known now at least.
oh, how wrong Sam Adams can be....

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Post by Wolter » 07 Jan 2009, 3:54pm

rcs wrote:
matedog wrote:Sam Adams ran some ads a couple years ago about how green bottles are bad for beer so it seems pretty well known now at least.
oh, how wrong Sam Adams can be....

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Rolling Rock is kinda meh. There. I said it.
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