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Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
« Reply #250 on: 08 Aug 2014, 00:47 »

Maybe they understood what you said to mean "We don't stock cans of Molson's" rather than "We don't stock cans".
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« Reply #251 on: 08 Aug 2014, 06:03 »

No, they had it right - we only have Molson's in bottles.  Miller Lite is one of our biggest sellers (especially the 36 packs of cans), but a) cans are a terrible thing to do to Molson's Golden*, and b) it seemed like quite a sudden shift down the ladder! 

*this is the beer I was weaned on, we lived in Buffalo and would go across the bridge for a (much cheaper) 12 pack when I first got my license.  I know it's not much better than a lot of other mass produced swill, but it beats Labatt's and Genessee... and it's terrible in cans.  Most beer is, there are only a few that don't get an aluminum overtaste...  :-P
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« Reply #252 on: 08 Aug 2014, 19:14 »

actually, most cans are now lined so that you don't get that aluminum taste.

But a lot of the older generation grew up with the aluminum taste, and so they just can't get around it.

But, check out Oscar Blues, Anderson Valley, Revolution, or Ska, if you want top rank beer that comes in cans with no aluminum taste.

*Extra bonus, cans don't let light touch the beer, so IPA's will hold up longer in a can.
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« Reply #253 on: 09 Aug 2014, 13:24 »

my bandmate Matt bought a 6er of Molson's just because of the red maple leaf on the side, and he was like "This is pretty good. I'm naming this the official beer of Troubador band practice" and I was like "VETO only 2 of us drink and I think it is easily outclassed by most beers"
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« Reply #254 on: 09 Aug 2014, 20:01 »

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Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
« Reply #256 on: 22 Aug 2014, 20:58 »

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Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
« Reply #257 on: 24 Aug 2014, 12:33 »

Firestone Double DBA: it is delicious, and expensive, but fuck everyone in this town, I bought 1/6 of everything we had in stock at work
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« Reply #258 on: 24 Aug 2014, 18:16 »

Their Double Jack is one of my favourite IPAs (which is fairly high praise), and I do like a good barley wine, so I'll definitely pick up a bottle if I get the chance out here.
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« Reply #259 on: 24 Aug 2014, 20:02 »

The LBS carried this for a while.  It's not bad.
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« Reply #260 on: 24 Aug 2014, 20:04 »

I bought some years ago, and I thought it tasted awful. I kept a bottle for the label, though (it's still in my room).
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« Reply #261 on: 24 Aug 2014, 23:00 »

I bought some years ago, and I thought it tasted awful. I kept a bottle for the label, though (it's still in my room).
It's a British Bitter.  I found it tasted better in a glass rather than in the bottle.  Strange how that works.
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« Reply #262 on: 25 Aug 2014, 14:42 »

I'll try it again if I get the opportunity, but I'm not gonna open the bottle I have.
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The Big Fat Beer Thread
« Reply #263 on: 28 Aug 2014, 22:51 »



This is how I plan to rock my friend's party tonight. Guitar included. I am opening one of these bottles right now to get a feel for it/determine if I want to let anyone else have one.


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« Reply #264 on: 28 Aug 2014, 22:52 »

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Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
« Reply #265 on: 30 Aug 2014, 11:52 »

Not to be weird, but what is it with you guys and Dogfish Head? I mean, they're beer is good, don't get me wrong, but it's almost the only brand people on here post about.

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« Reply #266 on: 01 Sep 2014, 12:06 »

It's something we have in common.

Fellas, Bear Republic makes an IPA called Apex and it is yummy


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« Reply #267 on: 01 Sep 2014, 15:40 »

That, plus there a surprisingly few quality brands (especially of DH's quality) that one can find on both coasts.
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« Reply #268 on: 03 Sep 2014, 19:32 »

Yeah, none of you non-CA fucks get drake's and I do, suckers


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« Reply #269 on: 03 Sep 2014, 19:37 »

Well my sister lives in San Francisco, so when I'm out there you'll tell me what beers I need to try.
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« Reply #270 on: 04 Sep 2014, 05:54 »

The easy answer is, "All of them". 
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« Reply #271 on: 04 Sep 2014, 10:38 »

Yes, and we'll try them together. Speakeasy is good, Black Diamond is good, Drake's is good, Lagunitas has an incredible brewery we should visit together (and I'm throwing for gas, no ifs ands or buts)... So much good stuff


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« Reply #272 on: 04 Sep 2014, 17:57 »

A German beer question...

Can you still make beer-like alcohol-containing substance but just not call it "beer" if you're not following the reinheitsgebot?
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« Reply #273 on: 04 Sep 2014, 18:37 »

Fuck the reinheitsgebot.

(and I'm throwing for gas, no ifs ands or buts)
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« Reply #274 on: 14 Sep 2014, 10:28 »


Fuck the reinheitsgebot.

Lol I had some guy flip out on me one day when I suggested he branch out toward red ales or IPAs to satisfy his stated desire for stronger flavors. "FUCK IPAS THEY DON'T ADHERE TO THE REINHEITSGEBOT" and I just laughed at him and informed him 1. that's not even remotely true (all it says is that water, barley, and hops are the only ingredients allowed) and 2. if he has such a closed mind about beers, perhaps he should stop pretending he wants to try something new. When I showed him the English translation of the law, he hung his head.


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« Reply #275 on: 14 Sep 2014, 10:35 »

Also FunkyTuba they do have names for those: Hefeweizens (edit: the law was later amended to allow malted wheat as well as yeast, once it was discovered)


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Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
« Reply #276 on: 15 Sep 2014, 12:59 »

Utgent help needed.

Can anyone recommend a pale, light flavoured ale available from the Baltimore area that is around 3.5 - 4% and a general crowd pleaser. A friend who is TT is looking for a wedding beer.
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« Reply #277 on: 15 Sep 2014, 13:55 »

First of all...TT? What does that mean. Second of all, 3.5-4%? WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT TO YOURSELF?

If you're willing to go slightly above that to 4.5%, how about Heavy Seas Gold? They're right in Baltimore, and while I haven't had this, their Loose Cannon IPA is delicious, so I feel comfortable recommending it.
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« Reply #278 on: 15 Sep 2014, 14:11 »

Teetotal, at a guess.
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« Reply #279 on: 15 Sep 2014, 14:21 »

3.5 - 4% because wedding beer, which often flows a bit easier than your average Friday night beer. No point in getting the party trolleyed because you're an ABV snob. Plenty of very nice tasting ales come in under 4%. If you're not rate ABV over taste the you may as well chug cans of Zywiec and be done with it.

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« Reply #280 on: 15 Sep 2014, 14:26 »

That was my first guess, but I thought teetotals by definition didn't drink at all on principle.

Anyway, I had Dogfish Head Punkin on tap recently, and it was SO GOOD. And now I'm drinking a bottle of Long Trail's Limbo IPA. I found this in the "broken" section of a liquor store (the cases were broken so they sold the surviving bottles for $1.29 each). And it is delicious. Not too bitter, only 80 IBUs (yes, "only", I'm strange like that), and full of flavour.


Ahh, red text. So you won't consider 4.5%? And "ABV snob" is harsh, it's not my fault if quality and ABV tend to have a positive correlation in my experience. But if you just want a keg of low ABV stuff and want quantity over quality, then just get a keg of some domestic light beer.
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« Reply #281 on: 15 Sep 2014, 14:29 »

It's a guess, but I'd imagine that the relevance of the teetotaler part is that the friend whose wedding it is needs advice since he doesn't drink himself, rather than that he wants weak beer so he can drink it.
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« Reply #282 on: 15 Sep 2014, 14:29 »

Ohhhhh, so the TT is planning and needs a beer for their guests, I read it as the TT wants to try beer since it's a special occasion and wants something weak. Ok, got it.
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« Reply #283 on: 15 Sep 2014, 14:32 »

I don't know if that's the case, that's just how I read it (as someone who knows nothing at all about beer and would do the same if looking for a beer for my wedding - but I'd just not have beer at my wedding, personally).
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« Reply #284 on: 15 Sep 2014, 14:33 »

Do you not want alcohol at all, or just not beer? If the former, I understand, if not the latter, I don't...unless you are under the false impression that beer = "less classy".
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« Reply #285 on: 15 Sep 2014, 14:35 »

Nothing to do with classiness, I just don't like beer. Or indeed many alcoholic drinks, to be honest. Just like I wouldn't have a hog roast at my wedding, even though many guests might enjoy hog roasts. I wouldn't object if my betrothed wanted beer, but if it were entirely up to me it probably wouldn't even occur to me.
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« Reply #286 on: 15 Sep 2014, 14:41 »

I'm having beer at my wedding, but only good beer.
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« Reply #287 on: 15 Sep 2014, 18:34 »

Utgent help needed.

Can anyone recommend a pale, light flavoured ale available from the Baltimore area that is around 3.5 - 4% and a general crowd pleaser. A friend who is TT is looking for a wedding beer.

I'm about to get laughed out of the forum, but Bud light and Miller light are both low abv and pretty common. Otherwise you might try Deschutes River Ale(4.0%) or Yuengling (4.4%)
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« Reply #288 on: 15 Sep 2014, 18:38 »

Honestly, I was going to suggest those too, since it's what tSK was asking for.
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« Reply #289 on: 15 Sep 2014, 19:50 »

I recommend Yuengling.

can rarely go wrong there.

but that is my opinion.

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« Reply #290 on: 15 Sep 2014, 23:39 »

Just for clarification.

My friend doesn't drink at all so she won't be trying any recommended drinks.
Her groom drinks but doesn't like beer so therefore won't be trying any either. He's going to be on the rum.
The general consensus among guests is that beer is a good thing. My friend would rather a locally brewed ale. Quality is important, not quantity.

On the subject of strength; just off the top of my head I can think of six really good beers that are brewed within five miles of my house that come in under 4%. There are plenty of other local brews that are stronger than that which aren't nearly as good. "ABV snob" might be harsh, but saying things like "I won't drink anything less than 4.5%" feels a hangover from my student days when all I drank was lager. I'm glad I've moved on from that view otherwise I would have missed out on some awesome drinks. I do admit to being a lite snob when it comes to beer. I won't drink anything with that word in the name. The word "light" also raises some suspicion although I have enjoyed beers called LightNess, Sunlight, MoonLight, HalfLight, Daylight Robbery, Take fLight and Fanny by GasLight.
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Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
« Reply #291 on: 16 Sep 2014, 07:10 »

honestly, TSK, it seems you're better equipped to answer this than we are. I don't know the more obscure local beers where you are, apparently you do. I also generally don't pay attention to abv when I drink.

go to your local liquor store and ask them.

out of curiosity, are they having wine at the wedding(15%)? and/or the option of a bar serving mixed drinks(20%)? I just don't get the low abv beer request for a wedding. Why don't they just have a dry wedding? or why don't they just get whatever alcohol and just say to the guests "we'd really appreciate it if you didn't get drunk at our wedding"

('cause otherwise someone will get drunk on low abv beer, hell people get drunk on miller and bud all of the time.)
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Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
« Reply #292 on: 16 Sep 2014, 08:10 »

If I lived in Maryland then I might be able to offer some advice. Alas I'm a bit far away in Sheffield and shipping kegs of beer across the Atlantic could be seen as a bit excessive. Was just hoping for a bit of local knowledge if anyone happened to live in the area and know the local beers.

I've no idea what's being served at the wedding, I'm only work on the principle that for a wedding beer a low abv can be preferable because it makes it a bit easier on those that don't drink that often. Pretty easy to start on that 2nd/3rd/4th pint of beer because it seems like a good idea at the time. Sure you can say you don't appreciate it if your guests get drunk but sometimes it doesn't take a lot to slip from having a great time to getting unpleasant for the unsuspecting.
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Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
« Reply #293 on: 16 Sep 2014, 08:16 »

Two other options that might work: calling a liquor store that provides kegs (they are looking for a keg, yes?) and describing what they want, or going to the forums on beer advocate. There are some regional forums that would probably be a good resource.
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Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
« Reply #294 on: 16 Sep 2014, 20:22 »

Seems so strange calling a liquor store for beer... but then again, I live in a state where the liquor & wine is only available from state owned stores, and beer is only sold through licensed distributors (I work for one).  The only place you can get both is at a bar. 

Massachusetts also used to be that way, the Package Liquor stores were state owned, but sold no beer (it was available at groceries and other venues). 

I think the only other state with such antiquated (prohibition era) laws is Utah. 
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Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
« Reply #295 on: 16 Sep 2014, 20:24 »

In Oklahoma you can buy beer at grocery stores, as long as it's 3.2% or less. For anything stronger you have to go to a liquor store.
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Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
« Reply #296 on: 17 Sep 2014, 03:45 »

And here in Ohio, you can get beer anywhere, whether it's a grocery store, gas station, pharmacy, or a liquor store. (And, in fact, there's drive-through liquor stores, where most of their business is mass quantities of pisswasser.)

There's a store across the street from me that's ostensibly a liquor store, but their liquor selection is pretty crap, and their beer selection is amazing (and I'm told their wine selection is also amazing, although I don't know much about wine, but they certainly have a lot of it).
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Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
« Reply #297 on: 19 Sep 2014, 05:32 »


Utgent help needed.

Can anyone recommend a pale, light flavoured ale available from the Baltimore area that is around 3.5 - 4% and a general crowd pleaser. A friend who is TT is looking for a wedding beer.

I'm about to get laughed out of the forum, but Bud light and Miller light are both low abv and pretty common. Otherwise you might try Deschutes River Ale(4.0%) or Yuengling (4.4%)

Yo imma let you finish but Deschutes is from Oregon and Yeungling is from Pennsylvania.


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Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
« Reply #298 on: 19 Sep 2014, 10:44 »

Yuengling is pretty good (and since The Seldom Killer was asking about beers available in the Baltimore area, I'll note that it's pretty common in Maryland).
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Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
« Reply #299 on: 19 Sep 2014, 10:49 »

The grocery store near me occasionally carries Delerium Tremens, which is delicious and reasonably priced.
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