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Re: Thread O'Beer REVIVED!

Post by revbob » 08 Jan 2009, 3:19pm

matedog wrote:
Flex wrote:
Wolter wrote:I often join that camp.

Which is why I'm now firmly in the "drink better, drink less" category whenever possible. That way I go broke before I pull a bonham.
word. I found with whiskey, if I was still conscious and there was still whiskey, I'd drink it. So, I go for top-shelf-ish stuff in smaller quantities and don't have that problem. I have outsmarted myself!

I'm an idiot with gin tho. Can't stop myself.
Gin tastes like christmas trees. I am not a fan.
This may be the first time I have agreed with you on something.

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Re: Thread O'Beer REVIVED!

Post by matedog » 08 Jan 2009, 3:24pm

revbob wrote:
matedog wrote:
Flex wrote:
Wolter wrote:I often join that camp.

Which is why I'm now firmly in the "drink better, drink less" category whenever possible. That way I go broke before I pull a bonham.
word. I found with whiskey, if I was still conscious and there was still whiskey, I'd drink it. So, I go for top-shelf-ish stuff in smaller quantities and don't have that problem. I have outsmarted myself!

I'm an idiot with gin tho. Can't stop myself.
Gin tastes like christmas trees. I am not a fan.
This may be the first time I have agreed with you on something.
You have a lower success rate than the Hookster and Eumaas.
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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Re: Thread O'Beer REVIVED!

Post by eumaas » 08 Jan 2009, 3:25pm

matedog wrote:
revbob wrote:
matedog wrote:
Flex wrote:
Wolter wrote:I often join that camp.

Which is why I'm now firmly in the "drink better, drink less" category whenever possible. That way I go broke before I pull a bonham.
word. I found with whiskey, if I was still conscious and there was still whiskey, I'd drink it. So, I go for top-shelf-ish stuff in smaller quantities and don't have that problem. I have outsmarted myself!

I'm an idiot with gin tho. Can't stop myself.
Gin tastes like christmas trees. I am not a fan.
This may be the first time I have agreed with you on something.
You have a lower success rate than the Hookster and Eumaas.
The 5% includes special interest areas that revbob probably doesn't delve into, such as jazz.
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Re: Thread O'Beer REVIVED!

Post by Wolter » 08 Jan 2009, 3:27pm

matedog wrote:
revbob wrote:
matedog wrote:
Flex wrote:
Wolter wrote:I often join that camp.

Which is why I'm now firmly in the "drink better, drink less" category whenever possible. That way I go broke before I pull a bonham.
word. I found with whiskey, if I was still conscious and there was still whiskey, I'd drink it. So, I go for top-shelf-ish stuff in smaller quantities and don't have that problem. I have outsmarted myself!

I'm an idiot with gin tho. Can't stop myself.
Gin tastes like christmas trees. I am not a fan.
This may be the first time I have agreed with you on something.
You have a lower FAILURE rate than the Hookster and Eumaas.
Corrected.
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Re: Thread O'Beer REVIVED!

Post by tosh » 08 Jan 2009, 3:50pm

Shiner Bock – I admit I enjoyed it when I was in Texas the other year – but once back home for whatever reason it didn’t cut the mustard – must be like Guinness – doesn’t travel well?

I just stocked up the fridge for the weekend (well actually hopefully for this weekend and the next, but you never can tell how long bottles will last). I tried to steer away from the Belgian style beer’s but failed quite badly. This weekend I will be selecting from
Maredsous
Gulden Draak
Unibroe’s witbier
Blonde Frog Ale
Affigem Triple

I got a group of single Czech beers to try as well but the names are a mystery to my brain at the moment

Anyone tried any of these offerings
http://www.fraoch.com/historicales.htm


someone got me a gift pack a few weeks ago and I was actually surprised that they weren’t that bad
The Gooseberry and Heather ones were actually pretty drinkable
The Elderberry one was just about drinkable
The Scots Pine was like a flat raspberry drink…weird and definitely one to share around so everyone can experience the flavor (ie I couldn’t drink it all myself)

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Re: Thread O'Beer REVIVED!

Post by Wolter » 08 Jan 2009, 3:53pm

tosh wrote:Shiner Bock – I admit I enjoyed it when I was in Texas the other year – but once back home for whatever reason it didn’t cut the mustard – must be like Guinness – doesn’t travel well?
That's entirely possible. I know tons of people from Texas that rave about it, but every one I've ever had has been underwhelming, to say the least.
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Re: Thread O'Beer REVIVED!

Post by Flex » 08 Jan 2009, 3:57pm

Wolter wrote:
tosh wrote:Shiner Bock – I admit I enjoyed it when I was in Texas the other year – but once back home for whatever reason it didn’t cut the mustard – must be like Guinness – doesn’t travel well?
That's entirely possible. I know tons of people from Texas that rave about it, but every one I've ever had has been underwhelming, to say the least.
I've tried a fair number of brews that are top notch in one part of the country and fall flat elsewhere. Just another reason* to get transporter technology up and running.

*Probably the most important reason, actually :shifty:
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Re: Thread O'Beer REVIVED!

Post by eumaas » 08 Jan 2009, 4:00pm

Flex wrote:
Wolter wrote:
tosh wrote:Shiner Bock – I admit I enjoyed it when I was in Texas the other year – but once back home for whatever reason it didn’t cut the mustard – must be like Guinness – doesn’t travel well?
That's entirely possible. I know tons of people from Texas that rave about it, but every one I've ever had has been underwhelming, to say the least.
I've tried a fair number of brews that are top notch in one part of the country and fall flat elsewhere. Just another reason* to get transporter technology up and running.

*Probably the most important reason, actually :shifty:
Imperfections in technology might yield flavor differences.
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Re: Thread O'Beer REVIVED!

Post by Flex » 08 Jan 2009, 4:13pm

eumaas wrote:Imperfections in technology might yield flavor differences.
You mean when using the transporter?!


Yeah, no, you're right. And lots of times different smaller beers go through different batches anyways and the point is it won't taste the same every time - but there are still definitely some beers you want to drink closer to the original source.
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Re: Thread O'Beer REVIVED!

Post by Wolter » 08 Jan 2009, 4:16pm

Flex wrote:
eumaas wrote:Imperfections in technology might yield flavor differences.
You mean when using the transporter?!


Yeah, no, you're right. And lots of times different smaller beers go through different batches anyways and the point is it won't taste the same every time - but there are still definitely some beers you want to drink closer to the original source.
So, like, from a teat attached to the side of the barrel?
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Re: Thread O'Beer REVIVED!

Post by matedog » 08 Jan 2009, 4:17pm

Wolter wrote:
Flex wrote:
eumaas wrote:Imperfections in technology might yield flavor differences.
You mean when using the transporter?!


Yeah, no, you're right. And lots of times different smaller beers go through different batches anyways and the point is it won't taste the same every time - but there are still definitely some beers you want to drink closer to the original source.
So, like, from a teat attached to the side of the barrel?
Hehe. "Teat."
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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Re: Thread O'Beer REVIVED!

Post by eumaas » 08 Jan 2009, 4:24pm

Flex wrote:
eumaas wrote:Imperfections in technology might yield flavor differences.
You mean when using the transporter?!
Hell yes. That's why I transport my beers with Scotty's Wine & Spirits Transporters LLC. Scotty's always adds a hint of almond.
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Post by Dr. Medulla » 13 Jul 2009, 8:38pm

A recommendation from my basement serf. Local micro-brew, but quite nice.
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Post by Wolter » 13 Jul 2009, 8:39pm

Had this a few weeks ago. Very, very nice:

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Post by Suzanne H. » 15 Jul 2009, 9:01pm

So I'm drinking this cheap German beer I got today right now and it isn't that great... :meh:

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