What beer are you drinking tonight? For the new forum...

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  1. Abide

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    I can't find them here, which is fine...
     
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  2. Barefoot HannahC

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    Some of us get a little nostalgic for those high school good old days of swilling Coors light at OSU. As for fake boobs, when Camelbak starts making them let me know. Not a beer snob, definately a real boob snob.

    /Coors Extra Gold is $15 for 30 cans.
    // The PBR was 5.8cents an ounce. I have car payments.
    /// It is good to go back to your roots. That's Appelation American thank you very much. :p
    ////If you keep saying boobs Jen will show up. Boobs, Boobs, Boobs...
     

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  3. DNEchris

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  4. NotSoDoomedRunner

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    I am having some friends over tomorrow so I wanted to get some cheap beer - not Miller or anything, but not Lagunitas. I got some Sam adams on sale at HEB. It was the new spring variety pack. I am trying a Double agent IPa. It is decent enough... kind of like an ipa with some dish washing soap.
     

  5. NotSoDoomedRunner

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    Chaser is too busy sending me pictures of his mouth and trying to grow a mustache. True story.
     

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  6. Bare Lee

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    Have been switching between Sierra Nevada's Ruthless Rye, Founders' Red's Rye and Founders' Centeniel IPA and Deschutes' Inversion IPA this last week, finishing up what was left after a friend came over last weekend.

    Which one is not like the other? The Inversion. The other ones are all keepers. Delicious. But the Sierra Ruthless Rye wins cuz I can get it for about a buck a beer.

    Sierra Nevada continues to impress; first Torpedo becomes my favorite buck-a-beer IPA, and now they make a buck-a-beer Rye just as good as the buck-fifty Founders'. Long live the twelve-dollar twelve-pack!
     
  7. ElyDave

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    I can't believe you guys can buy beer that cheap! Is it any good?
     
  8. Bare Lee

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    The fifty cent a can stuff isn't very good. I can't drink it in the winter, but on a hot summer day served damn cold, it's not too bad. Plus it doesn't have as much alcohol, so you can quench your thirst a bit more without getting tipsy. Sometimes a decent beer is wasted; it goes down too fast (We can get up in the 30-40 C range here in Minnesota).

    For the buck-a-beer variety, it's kind of hit and miss. I think the Sierra Nevada punches above its weight, but some other stuff is really bad--thin flavor and bad aftertaste. Once you start paying $1.50-2.00 for a beer, it starts to get a lot harder to miss, but I'm hardly a connaisseur.
     
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    Torpedo, Ruthless Rye, and Celebration are among my favorites and sometimes are available at Costco in 24 packs at a buck a beer. Twelves are a little bit more here, but sometimes Kroger has them for $12.
    Definitly a good value for a first rate family of ales, I see nothing better at $10-$12 a six pack from the hundreds of other smaller craft brewers, with the exception of Bells.
     

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    Anybody here ever run into a bar/restaurant/sports bar & grill that charges more per ounce of beer the larger the size you go?
    Check out the Logan's Roadhouse chain.
    Happy hour $2.00 pints, $3.00 22 ouncers.
    I didn't even need to click on my calculator app to see the idiocy of ordering the tall!
    Good deal on the grilled chicken breasts w/rice plus two sides though....I went with the baked potato plain and house salad which was closer to a salad-as-a-meal size than the typical side salad.
    I'd go back.....but beware the 22 oz. ripoff!
     

  11. Longboard

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    Correct, PBR at more than .50 cent (I'm from Detroit so I drop the "s") a can is pointless.
    Point beer? Can't say I've heard of it. Thought at first it was a micro from Grosse Pointe!
     

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    Dale's Pale Ale by Oskar Blues in the tall can. I love Oskar Blues. I love tall cans. After one, I love you man...
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  13. Tristan

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    Was invited across the street after work with my old shift. Ordered a bells two hearted draught. Then realized the other three tap things were all different, and one of them had 4 Great Lakes on tap... One of which was the Alchemy double ipa. Glad I just got the little glass! It's too dang good...

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    Oh and nine and half percent! I think this might be my current favorite beer!
     
  14. NickW

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    Well, having a Lagunitas Capachino Stout. This is my third type of Lagunitas beer and I must say, I am not a big fan of their beers. I love stouts and I love all kinds of beer but theirs always have a funny flavor in addition to the beer flavor. Wish I could put my finger on it. In anycase, I will finish off this 22 ouncer and then I think I will give up on Lagunitas for a while and try some other beer instead. I do love being in an area where I have such a selection to choose from. Maybe I'm becoming a beer snob...:shifty:
     
  15. BFwillie_g

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    I bought Bier today. I go to a family-run beverage store in the next village and put together a case ('two of these, and two of these, and, uh, ok, three of these and, what've you got new in the house... ?'). A standard case here is 20 bottles, 500ml per, and the cases are on deposit. The bottles, too. Here's what I got, two of each:

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    From left to right:

    • Vierzehn Heiligen Dunkel Trunk (Vierzehn Heiligen is a Monastery in the area, the beer has been brewed there since the 15th century)
    • Hartmann Ur-Maerzen
    • Wagner Dunkel from a little town called Merkendorf
    • Pottensteiner Huffeisen (Horseshoe) Organic
    • 'Zwergla' from Bamberg, an almost-bock bier, about 6%
    • Vierzehn Heiligen 'Fasten Bock' -- 'Fasten' is German for 'fasting', and this is beer brewed during Lent. Bock beer for Christ, lol.
    • Reh Bock, another bock beer, I forget which town it's from. 'Reh' is German for 'Deer'.
    • Huppendorfer 'Unikum', an off-the-wall beer, not officially on the market, the label misrepresents the alcohol content at 2.5% but it's actually a strong beer, maybe in the 7% range? Huppendorf is cool little village with a great brewery.
    • Schroll Landbier, from Nankendorf, my favorite. This is the one I buy when I only buy one. Very strong, robust spicy flavor.
    • Weissenoher Kloster Sud, another monastery beer, also excellent, really tasty. They have seven or eight varieties.
    The traditional beers in this region tend towards the darker, more malty, spicy flavors, with thick, creamy heads, each one with its own character. But Kulmbach, the town I live in, is actually famous for the Pils and other really hoppy beers. I don't like them anymore, only drink Pils when someone else is buying, lol. In the past, the available water supply determined the style of beer that would be brewed in a particular region. Kulmbach water is very soft (fantastic drinking water) and produces perfect Pils. But the surrounding area is high in lime deposits, hard water, and so these darker beers developed over time. You can't brew good Pils with Bamberg water.

    Price for the above case: twelve bucks. Comes out to sixty cents per half-liter bottle. This is something that really blows my mind when my American buds are discussing the great beers they're enjoying. The beer is good, great, no doubt, but it's such a luxury item. Nobody here would pay those kinds of prices for 'daily bread'. Also, when visiting Germany, it's easy to get an inaccurate impression about the beer here. Tourists tend to go to big cities -- Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, etc. -- but those places are dominated by industrial brews that all taste the same (think, Löwenbräu) and everyone here knows it.

    Well ... that's my sermon for the evening.
    Prost! :woot:
     

  16. NickW

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    Willie, I'm curious, I am not a big Lowenbrau fan at all. I have no idea what German beer is like, but if your are saying it's like Lowenbrau then you can have it. Yick. Not sure how to do the little whopdidoos above the o and the a, sorry. I've always heard German beer is the best in the world and I just can't fathom that anyone would think Lowenbrau is that good. It's been a few years though so maybe I was just too young and inexperienced to know what I was drinking. Maybe it's because it was an import. Not sure, but the one and only one I've ever had was B.A.D. bad. It scared me away from ever trying it again.
     
  17. DNEchris

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    Willie would say that's a good thing! :)
     
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  18. Tristan

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    I see folks paying 2 bucks for a soda out of the vending machines at work. I think that's worse!

    I did just purchase the most expensive bottles I've bought yet... 4 12oz bottles for $15. It was probably marked up some due to where I was. I looked it up on BA afterwards and it scored good but not great. Dogfish Head ImortAle. They make some 'interesting' brews that I generally like but seems to not score that high. Sounded intriguing, maple oak an vanilla and11%. Just had to try!
     
  19. Longboard

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    People complain about $4.00/gallon gasoline yet readily pay $8/gallon for Evian water. No wonder spelled backwards it's naive!
     

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  20. inakilt

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    At least beer has some nutritional value.
     

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