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Discussion in 'Food & Travel' started by Kryptonite, Mar 1, 2003.
i am enjoying some beck's this evening...
Had it once. It was okay, nothing great.
I saw a calorie chart in a bar once (Sheffield's, in Chicago) that showed Guinness being quite low in calories compared to most beer. And you don't exactly taste the carbs the way you do with other beers.
Just for the hell of it, once, I bought a 40 of Cobra. Damn, did I not feel well the next morning. I did, however, have a renewed appreciation of that old Saturday Night Live skit for "Coldcock Malt Liquor," where the fist on the label comes out and punches people upside the head with each drink.
Well, I'll be damn. Thank you, Google.com
At a quick glance, Guinness appears to be near the middle of the table...
My favorite beer is Mardsous 8. It's a Belgian Abbey beer. Dark but not too heavy.
Bell's is from Kalamazoo, but they ship all over the midwest. It's worth a stop at their beergarden if you're driving I-94. It really is a great beer.
Even in my hard core alcoholic college days I could not finish a 4 pack of King Kobra.
Blue Moon is owned & brewed by Coors at its plant in Memphis, TN. This is also where Zima is concocted. (The former Schlitz | Stroh brewery.)
While rummaging about on the back porch here for an item to donate for the silent auction at this year's United Soccer Boosters Convention in Pittsburgh; I unearthed a full bottle of Miller Clear beer. It must be eleven years old. Heh heh heh heh.
If you enjoy a cheap beer, I can recommend "American" brand beer from Pittsburgh Brwg. It is sold as far astream as Saint Louis [a|k|a "Totally Dirt Cheap" beer].
When in Milwaukee 2½ weeks ago, I bought a 24-pack of 12-ounce cans of Burger beer for $6.98 (at Discount Liquors on Oklahoma). Yes; this is the Cincinnati beer still brewed where it has been for years, but now it counts as a contract beer since the physical brewery was sold to the Boston Beer Co.
The New Belgium beers have always been good. I actually managed to bring back twelve of 22-oz. bottles from them (in a box) as checked baggage on a Continental flight from Denver to Chicago when the POWER SC had an exhibition game versus the Colorado FOXES in June 1992.
If you want to find some intriguing beers, I link to a bunch of good sites orbiting around them on my bookmark page.
All these are pretty much the bulk mass produced stuff. VB is OK out of the bottle but I hate it on tap.
Best Aussie beers are anything by Little Creatures or James Squires. Best premium lager is James Boags from Tasmania.
My favourite on-tap beer is Coopers Pale Ale from South Australia
(and Fosters is garbage - most pubs here don't even stock it)
Come to Europe and visit the real brewing countries: Belgium, Germany and the Czech Republic. Now that is real beer. Hic!
australian beer is ok, but totally ruined by the fact that they insist on serving it in ridiculously small glasses. i've never spent so much time going back and forth from the bar.
We once played Beer Pong with pounders of Magnum Malt Liquor.
Or so I'm told. I remember the guy bringing it back from the distributor and picking up the paddle. The rest of the evening is fuzzy.
Problem, especially in somewhere like South Australia where it might be over 40 degrees Celsius is that in large glasses it doesn't stay cold enough.
what are people drinking? Anyone have anything unusual they want to mention? Currently, I'm sipping an Anchor Liberty Ale. I had it on draft a couple of weeks ago and really enjoyed it. The cascade hop flavor is really good. I also have Brooklyn IPA in the fridge. I'd gotten used to lots of cascade hops in my (American) IPAs that having an english-style one brought back a bit (not sure where).
While I'm rambling, is anyone adept at identifing different types of hops? Cascade is the only one I'm ever sure of.
Bell's is amazing beer. Perhaps my favorite domestic.
A buddy of mine turned me on to Old Speckled Hen English Ale. Damn tasty....
My in-laws brought me back a couple of bottles of Abita Red Ale from Louisiana which I'll be sampling this weekend.
Have some Pete's Wicked Strawberry Blonde in the fridge now.
I also have a six-pack of Hoegaarden which I'm saving for Sunday afternoon.
I'm anxiously awaiting NJ's Garden State Craft Brew Festival next month. Missed the NY one @ Hunter Mt.
As for the fridge, I have the usual smattering of summer brews (currently Pete's) and the odd Guiness or Newcastle bottle.
I drank a fair bit of Russian beer while I was there recently - mainly Baltika and Nevskoe - and that was surprisingly decent (surprising as I'd never heard of Russian beer before). Just as well with Guinness nudging £4 ($6.50) a pint over there.
Had one of these last night on tap at a local brewpub:
[Men on Film]Hated it[/Men on Film]
And I usually like fruit beers.
I had a Dogfish Head 120 minute IPA a couple of weeks ago. Myself and 2 friends split the $8 12 oz. bottle. They could hop this beer until the cows came home and it'd still be too syrupy sweet. At 20%+ abv it's over the top. I'm not sure what it is but I wouldn't call it an IPA. It's so syrupy I could hardly finish the 4 oz.
Indeed they do.
It can't be said enough how great ski towns are for checking out the local brews. (in terms of that it's there, not necessarily for price.)