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Title: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on April 02, 2007, 12:05:51 PM
It's Monday, so after several minutes consideration, it appears it is time to start a Friday Beer Thread.

If you like beer, post what kind(s) you like better than others.  If you do not like beer, my condolences.  If you like non alcoholic beer, post which one is better than the others.

I like Negra Modelo best.  Lately Becks and Shiner appear in the beer fridge regularly as well.

 :drink:


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Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: naitram on April 02, 2007, 12:15:13 PM
i like a lot of diffrent kinds depnds on my mood. i tend to lean toward IPA and red beers.

i also brew my own  :drink:

http://psychostick.com/beer_small.htm
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: HogBreath on April 02, 2007, 12:18:30 PM
I try and not drink any beer until after the school bus runs.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Midnight Rider on April 02, 2007, 12:21:11 PM
Negra Modelo is one of my favorites, and I like the Especial too. If I'm in a bar, and they know how to do it right, I'll have a Black and Tan every time.  For something different, I'll drink a beer brewed in Georgia called Sweetwater...

Free beer is best of all...
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: RJ749 on April 02, 2007, 12:22:25 PM
It appears I'll be switching to RedHook since my kid just started working there.............he's buying.  http://www.redhook.com/
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: HogBreath on April 02, 2007, 12:24:00 PM
Schlitz
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: WFP on April 02, 2007, 01:56:35 PM
I like Beer...almost any including a coors light to a Guiness, from a naitram basement especial to a Yeungling Lager...right now the only beer I dislike is Corona...I think I had one with a bad lime so i now avoid it.

/Bill

It's Monday, so after several minutes consideration, it appears it is time to start a Friday Beer Thread.

If you like beer, post what kind(s) you like better than others.  If you do not like beer, my condolences.  If you like non alcoholic beer, post which one is better than the others.

I like Negra Modelo best.  Lately Becks and Shiner appear in the beer fridge regularly as well.

 :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: ESJ JESTER on April 02, 2007, 02:13:21 PM
I liked beer so much I developed a allergy to it.......   Everytime  I  drink  it   I break out......in Handcuffs!!!    THe best NA beer  is by far  St.Pauli Girl
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on April 02, 2007, 03:54:18 PM
I like Beer...almost any including a coors light to a Guiness, from a naitram basement especial to a Yeungling Lager...right now the only beer I dislike is Corona...I think I had one with a bad lime so i now avoid it.

/Bill


I like most beers - especially the free ones.  Corona is not my favorite - years past we drank many and went all the way to Mexico to get it by the case.  Those limes are suspect - never know where they might have been.

Yeungling - started drinking that a few years ago - none in the fridge now but in a week or so most likely there will be.

Good video Naitram posted.  Know a few folks who brew their own - quite good usually.  In about 30 minutes, even though it is a Monday, it will be beer thiry here.  Mmmmmmmmmm......beer.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Ghost Rider on April 02, 2007, 04:11:44 PM
"I like beer, it makes me a jolly good fellow
I like beer
It helps me unwind and sometimes it makes me feel mellow."  (Tom T Hall)

I am partial to Fat Tire, Sam Adams, and Pete's Wicked Ale.  And since I live in MO. I am contractually obligated to metion all Anheuser-Busch products.  They make me feel mellow.   :bananarock: :drink: :apple:

Later,
Ghost
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Twolanerider on April 02, 2007, 04:38:10 PM
I believe we could do far worse than looking to the statesmen and philosophers for guidance on such an august topic (burp ['scuse me  :drink: ]).

Always remember that I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me.
Sir Winston Churchill

Beer, if drunk with moderation, softens the temper, cheers the spirit and promotes health.
Thomas Jefferson

Give me a woman who truly loves beer, and I will conquer the world.
Wilhelm II of Germany

I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts, and beer.
Abraham Lincoln

Ich sitze hier und trinke mein gutes Wittenbergisch Bier und das Reich Gottes kommt von ganz alleine
Translation: I sit here and drink my good Wittenberg Beer, and the Kingdom of the God comes all by itself."
Martin Luther (before he got grumpy, i.e, pre-reformation)

Malt does more than Milton can to justify God's ways to man"
A. E. Housman

Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Benjamin Franklin



By the way, I am very picky.  I like COLD beer (unless I'm in Ireland, then I'm not even that picky).
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: twincam on April 02, 2007, 06:12:04 PM
BUD, BUD, BUD,BUD, BUD, BUD, BUDBUD,BUD,BUD,BUD,BUD,BUD,BUD,BUD,BUD,BUD,BUD,BUD,BUD,BUD,BUD,BUD,BUD,BUD,BUD,BUD,BUD,BUD,BUD,BUD,BUD,BUD,BUD,BUD,BUD,BUD,BUD,OH AND MORE BUD!!!!!!!!!!!!! :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: CVOJOE on April 02, 2007, 07:00:35 PM
Microbrewies are always an interesting experience  :drink: Lots of them in NORCAL to keep us busy.

 :2vrolijk_21:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Fired00d on April 02, 2007, 07:16:55 PM
Thanks to the members here I've switched from buying Michelob Ultra's to Modelo's (Especial or Negra) but if I'm somewhere and offered "free" beer I'll drink just about anything but Budweiser. Nothing against Budweiser but got really sick :sick2: off of it one time and promised never to drink them again.

 :pumpkin:
Ride Safe,
Fired00d
 :fireman:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: WFP on April 02, 2007, 07:33:19 PM
I would be remiss not to mention the special microbrewws that we were enjoying one late afternoon in a cripple creek garage courtesy of Grover and those of the Maggie valley Anheuser Busch  product promotional professional, MWhite who also personally provided countless opportunities to pour under the JCI Awning.

As was said earlier, there is no such thing as a bad free beer.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: twincam on April 02, 2007, 07:36:32 PM
 Nothing against Budweiser but got really sick :sick2: off of it one time and promised never to drink them again.

 :pumpkin:
Ride Safe,
Fired00d
 :fireman:
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 Oh come now dood, how many times have we said aggggggggg I will never drink again??????????? hair of the dog brother, hair of the dog!!!!!!! ;) ;) ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Twolanerider on April 02, 2007, 07:41:17 PM

 hair of the dog!!!!!!! ;) ;) ;D ;D ;D ;D



Definitely so.  Sometimes you wake up in the morning and realized that what you were partaking of the evening before was just skanky.  Though in that evening before you were sure she was just beau......      you were sure it was delicious brew.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Screamin on April 02, 2007, 07:52:55 PM
Nothing against Budweiser but got really sick :sick2: off of it one time and promised never to drink them again.



Said the same thing about tequila and stuck w/ it for a good many years. Despite my best efforts, some vows are just meant to be broken. I glad I came back.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Fired00d on April 02, 2007, 08:04:26 PM
Oh come now dood, how many times have we said aggggggggg I will never drink again??????????? hair of the dog brother, hair of the dog!!!!!!! ;) ;) ;D ;D ;D ;D
This is one those things that one taste will bring back that "big head" that I had and I don't want to repeat it. There are other products by Anheuser-Busch I can drink, but just can't do Budweiser.

 :pumpkin:
Ride Safe,
Fired00d
 :fireman:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on April 02, 2007, 08:16:42 PM
i like a lot of diffrent kinds depnds on my mood. i tend to lean toward IPA and red beers.

i also brew my own  :drink:


Yea I've been doing it for a while, Designed and Built my own Recalculating Infusion Mash Brewing System (RIMS) with a motorized mash paddle for better grain utilization and thermal stability of the mash.
 
Here are a few pics of my two level system,
 
(http://home.insightbb.com/~screamneagle1/LIFT%20STATION.jpg)
 
(http://home.insightbb.com/~screamneagle1/sys1.jpg)

The heart of the system is my custom designed mash tun with motorized mixer
did someone say obssesive compulsive, i'm in denial
 
[(http://home.insightbb.com/~screamneagle1/im000026.jpg)
 
(http://home.insightbb.com/~screamneagle1/im000023.jpg)
 
(http://home.insightbb.com/~screamneagle1/im0000233.jpg)
 
The motor is attached to the lid with a two piece drive shaft for easy removal after mashing is completed
(http://home.insightbb.com/~screamneagle1/im0000071.jpg)

 
It was constructed by using an inverted Guinness keg, because the bung is threaded, it was easy to make a fitting to screw into it and create a conical drain under the false bottom.
 
(http://home.insightbb.com/~screamneagle1/im0000152.jpg)
 
(http://home.insightbb.com/~screamneagle1/im0000162.jpg)
 
(http://home.insightbb.com/~screamneagle1/im0000021.jpg)

 
 
Brew day 
 
(http://home.insightbb.com/~screamineagle1/bru1.jpg)
 
the "mash"
(http://home.insightbb.com/~screamineagle1/bru2.jpg)

sparging
(http://home.insightbb.com/~screamneagle1/im000164.jpg)

the boil
(http://home.insightbb.com/~screamineagle1/im000008.jpg)

Ahhh the sweet smell of fresh barley & hops, it don't get much better than this.

All commercial beers SUCK!!!!! if I'm not drinking my beer, I'll be at the local Micro! JMHO

Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: naitram on April 02, 2007, 10:51:30 PM
holy chit, thats some setup

 :znotworthy: :znotworthy: :znotworthy: :znotworthy: :znotworthy:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on April 02, 2007, 11:08:10 PM
holy chit, thats some setup

 :znotworthy: :znotworthy: :znotworthy: :znotworthy: :znotworthy:

thanks Neil,

my problem is I can't do anything small patatos, this OC syndrome has taken over my life  :confused5:  :nervous:  :o  I'v learned to acept it and just go with the flow, Beer Flow that is  ;)  :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: CVOJOE on April 02, 2007, 11:19:08 PM
Great looking processor you have there Eagle  :2vrolijk_21:  :2vrolijk_21: Also a new use for the old bike jack as well, wonder if they'll post that on their website  :nixweiss:

 :drink:
Joe
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on April 02, 2007, 11:47:12 PM
Great looking processor you have there Eagle  :2vrolijk_21:  :2vrolijk_21: Also a new use for the old bike jack as well, wonder if they'll post that on their website  :nixweiss:

 :drink:
Joe

yea, I call it my liquid bread maker.
after I gravity feed out of my mash tun into the Boiler, it alot easier to get the keg back on the burner with the lift  :2vrolijk_21:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on April 03, 2007, 07:56:59 AM
What a great setup Eagle1.  Wondering...... being your neighbor when your brew is ready....  many advantages there.

My mororcycle jack has never been put to such a unique use either.

Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: naitram on April 03, 2007, 08:46:01 AM
i'm still doing a stove top partial boil, and ye-old white bucket fermentation system
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on April 03, 2007, 09:09:20 AM
Friend of mine was doing the stove top boil, white pails, etc. until he moved into his new house.  Now he has a brew room - tanks, boiler, etc.    He said his production is around 100 gallons per year as I recall.  For some reason, my recollections of his brew room, production, etc. are a bit fuzzy.

Not setup exactly like Eagle1, but similar.

Or as some say - just like that, only different.

Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: WFP on April 03, 2007, 09:29:41 AM
methinks you now have a use for one of your "secret" rooms...improve your operation and develop a ratskeller!

/Bill

i'm still doing a stove top partial boil, and ye-old white bucket fermentation system
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Jbbrown73 on April 03, 2007, 09:58:17 AM
I drink Bud Light. It's everywhere, you can buy it on tap in every bar and restaurant in the country!  Well, most of them anyway.  I can't drink those dark and heavy beers.  I'm full after the first 6 or 8, no room for the last 15!
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: BalDeagle on April 03, 2007, 12:35:14 PM
Timothy Taylors Landlord or Fullers London Pride for me.

Having said that I'm very partial to a good Speyside Malt Whisky too  :drink:

Nige
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: patrickt on April 03, 2007, 01:07:52 PM
One of my all time favorites, when I can find it is Ayinger Oktober Fest Märzen....  One very good beer!   

Prefer the pale ales like Sierra Nevada, when I can find it now that I am in Texas.

What is usually in the fridge is Ziegen Bock Amber and few Coors Lights for when my father-in-law comes by.. :^)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on April 03, 2007, 01:45:27 PM
i'm still doing a stove top partial boil, and ye-old white bucket fermentation  system

If you want to improve your quality, get rid of the White bucket and get yourself a couple of Glass carboys instead, much easier to sanitize and doesn't hold or impart flavors or aromas from previous batches.

relax,  Don't worry, have a homebrew  :2vrolijk_21:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on April 03, 2007, 02:37:55 PM
For some reason, reading this thread makes me thirsty.

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.  Mmmmmmmmmm...... only 2 hours til beer thirty.

Changed the oil in the RK today, so that means at least one extra.  Or 2.

(http://www.netorpheus.com/beer/waitress_beer.jpg)

Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: WaSEEG on April 03, 2007, 10:17:37 PM
Another vote for Fat Tire.  Alaskan Amber and Red Hook also work.  I remember when Grants, the first ever microbrewery opened in Yakima, I'd have Pam pick -up a couple of gallons to take up to the Little Naches where we camped and rode dirt bikes.  I remember several memorable evenings sitting around the campfire bench racing and drinking Grants from gallon jugs.

Dan
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: naitram on April 04, 2007, 09:42:27 PM
just found a new one i like. if your near chi-town

http://www.gooseisland.com/beers/pop-ups/2_indiapale.html
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on April 04, 2007, 09:53:57 PM
IPA is great beer.  Have not had one in a while.

Reminded me for some reason of this - have not drank any lately, either.

Anchor Beer (http://www.anchorbrewing.com/beers/index.htm)

The Steam is the one I drink more than the others.  Old Foghorn is highly hopped.  Porter - not your average beer. 
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: naitram on April 04, 2007, 09:57:45 PM
that foghorn sounds good, i  love cascade hops
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on April 04, 2007, 10:39:29 PM
just found a new one i like. if your near chi-town

http://www.gooseisland.com/beers/pop-ups/2_indiapale.html

I love that place, as a matter of fact I got my "MBA" there.












Master of Beer Appreciation program, they give you a card with all the beers they make, when you get them all checked off you get a certificate and an Goose Island MBA T-shirt

I even have one of their tap handles

(http://home.insightbb.com/~screamneagle1/im0000124.jpg)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: twincam on April 04, 2007, 11:20:56 PM
Yea I've been doing it for a while, Designed and Built my own Recalculating Infusion Mash Brewing System (RIMS) with a motorized mash paddle for better grain utilization and thermal stability of the mash.
 
Here are a few pics of my two level system,
 
(https://publish.insightbb.com/personalfile/personalsite/screamneagle1/LIFT%20STATION.jpg)
 
(https://publish.insightbb.com/personalfile/personalsite/screamneagle1/sys1.jpg)

The heart of the system is my custom designed mash tun with motorized mixer
did someone say obssesive compulsive, i'm in denial
 YOU SURE THAT AINT A METH LAB???????????? ;D ;D ;D

 
(https://publish.insightbb.com/personalfile/personalsite/screamneagle1/im000026.jpg)
 
(https://publish.insightbb.com/personalfile/personalsite/screamneagle1/im000023.jpg)
 
(https://publish.insightbb.com/personalfile/personalsite/screamneagle1/im0000233.jpg)
 
The motor is attached to the lid with a two piece drive shaft for easy removal after mashing is completed
(https://publish.insightbb.com/personalfile/personalsite/screamneagle1/im0000071.jpg)

 
It was constructed by using an inverted Guinness keg, because the bung is threaded, it was easy to make a fitting to screw into it and create a conical drain under the false bottom.
 
(https://publish.insightbb.com/personalfile/personalsite/screamneagle1/im0000152.jpg)
 
(https://publish.insightbb.com/personalfile/personalsite/screamneagle1/im0000162.jpg)
 
(https://publish.insightbb.com/personalfile/personalsite/screamneagle1/im0000021.jpg)

 
 
Brew day 
 
(https://publish.insightbb.com/personalfile/personalsite/screamineagle1/bru1.jpg)
 
the "mash"
(https://publish.insightbb.com/personalfile/personalsite/screamineagle1/bru2.jpg)
 
the boil
(https://publish.insightbb.com/personalfile/personalsite/screamineagle1/im000008.jpg)

Ahhh the sweet smell of fresh barley & hops, it don't get much better than this.

All commercial beers SUCK!!!!! if I'm not drinking my beer, I'll be at the local Micro! JMHO


Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on April 04, 2007, 11:30:08 PM

YOU SURE THAT AINT A METH LAB???   


I had some kids ride by one day when I was brewing on the driveway ask me the same thing  :huepfenlol2: :huepfenlol2:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: twincam on April 04, 2007, 11:36:01 PM
I had some kids ride by one day when I was brewing on the driveway ask me the same thing  :huepfenlol2: :huepfenlol2:
WELL..... IT DOES LOOK LIKE YOU COULD BLOW THE WHOLE NEIBORHOOD UP WITH THAT RIG.......... I SUPPOSE YOU KEEP YOUR HELMET, KNEEPADS, SHOULDER PADS, TEETHPROTECTOR, GLOVES , AND CHAPS ON WHEN YOU ARE OPERATING RIGHT??????????????? :2vrolijk_21: :2vrolijk_21: :2vrolijk_21: :2vrolijk_21: :2vrolijk_21: ;D ;D ;D ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on April 05, 2007, 12:16:22 AM
WELL..... IT DOES LOOK LIKE YOU COULD BLOW THE WHOLE NEIBORHOOD UP WITH THAT RIG.......... I SUPPOSE YOU KEEP YOUR HELMET, KNEEPADS, SHOULDER PADS, TEETHPROTECTOR, GLOVES , AND CHAPS ON WHEN YOU ARE OPERATING RIGHT??????????????? :2vrolijk_21: :2vrolijk_21: :2vrolijk_21: :2vrolijk_21: :2vrolijk_21: ;D ;D ;D ;) ;) ;)

naw, actually I enjoy brewin naked  :huepfenjump3: :huepfenjump3: :huepfenjump3: :huepfenjump3: :huepfenjump3:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on April 05, 2007, 07:20:12 AM
naw, actually I enjoy brewin naked  :huepfenjump3: :huepfenjump3: :huepfenjump3: :huepfenjump3: :huepfenjump3:

Weird, sometimes after I drink 1 more than enough brews I wake up nekkid.


Full disclosure:  I have never met Eagle 1, seen him naked, or woke up naked anywhere in his vicinity.  So get your minds out of the gutter. :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Talon on April 05, 2007, 09:26:31 AM
Living in Colorado, there's a lot of local breweries to choose from. I like darker full bodied beers and IPA. Boulder's hazed and Infused is a great IPA thats dry hopped to give it more hop aroma and taste. I drink Fat Tire as a standard beer, but I also homebrew, but been so busy this winter I haven't had time, takes about 8 hours if you use all grain mash. I made a Whiskey Stout that came out really well, it mimics a stout that is fermented in an old whiskey barrel, I fermented it with sterilized oak chips in the carboy, and added a cup of whiskey to each 5 gal of beer.

Hey Eagle1, what type of in-line heater are you using for your RIMS system. You built a top quality job on your system! I've seen keg conversions that were bought from companies that don't look near as good as your's. How long did it take you to polish up the kegs like that?
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on April 05, 2007, 01:50:51 PM
Living in Colorado, there's a lot of local breweries to choose from. I like darker full bodied beers and IPA. Boulder's hazed and Infused is a great IPA thats dry hopped to give it more hop aroma and taste. I drink Fat Tire as a standard beer, but I also homebrew, but been so busy this winter I haven't had time, takes about 8 hours if you use all grain mash. I made a Whiskey Stout that came out really well, it mimics a stout that is fermented in an old whiskey barrel, I fermented it with sterilized oak chips in the carboy, and added a cup of whiskey to each 5 gal of beer.

Hey Eagle1, what type of in-line heater are you using for your RIMS system. You built a top quality job on your system! I've seen keg conversions that were bought from companies that don't look near as good as your's. How long did it take you to polish up the kegs like that?

My local Micro does a "Bourbon barrel stout" which he aged in oak  Bourbon barrels, its to die for  :2vrolijk_21: :2vrolijk_21:
since i am good friends with the Master Brewer he is willing to loan me one so I can replicate  :bananarock: :bananarock:

I had a 2500W water heater element in a 2in stainless pipe which was in-line, but it caused scorching issues so I dumped it and I fire from below, much simpler and just as easy to maintain temp once I got use to dialing it in,
I was going to digitally control it but right now this is too easy.

the kegs took about a day each to buff up the outsides, I also polished the inside bottom of my boiler to a mirror finish for easy cleanup, I found a water based 10,000 grit automotive buffing compound called Nicsand which did a incredible job.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Talon on April 05, 2007, 04:22:26 PM
So it looks like your mash-tun has a rubber seal, the direct heat doesn't screw it up? Only the Guinness kegs come with the screw in bungs? All my kegs have the C-clip style. Again the detail on you system looks great!
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on April 05, 2007, 07:49:32 PM
So it looks like your mash-tun has a rubber seal, the direct heat doesn't screw it up? Only the Guinness kegs come with the screw in bungs? All my kegs have the C-clip style. Again the detail on you system looks great!

Talon, It's the original o-ring I installed 6 yrs ago, never had an Issue, buna rubber is good to 175 and nitrle is good over 200, remember your only mashing at 150 -160 deg. very low flame just to maintain temp, the water is pre-heated in my other keg and then mixed with the grain to hit mash temp.

the European kegs have threaded bungs all American kegs have snap ring groove

one more thing for anyone thinking about converting kegs don't waste your time welding in nipples for ball valves
you will never get anyone to give you an inclusion free weld unless they are a robot, drill a clearance hole for a bulkhead fitting and use quarter turn stainless aircraft compression coupling (CPI) they can be disassembled in a matter of seconds for cleaning

(http://home.insightbb.com/~screamneagle1/im0000101.jpg)


(http://home.insightbb.com/~screamneagle1/im0000072.jpg)


(http://home.insightbb.com/~screamneagle1/cpi4.jpg)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: displacing air on April 05, 2007, 11:25:29 PM
I think we should have a CVO ride to Eagle1's house...

Just to drink a few beers and see this cool setup!!!

What do you say Eagle1???
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on April 05, 2007, 11:54:26 PM
I think we should have a CVO ride to Eagle1's house...

Just to drink a few beers and see this cool setup!!!

What do you say Eagle1???

I better start brewin alot a beer  ???  :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on April 06, 2007, 07:54:07 AM
Time for a road trip to Eagle1's!

Friday....... beer thirty sometimes is a bit early on Friday. 

 :drink: :drink: :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: ccr on April 06, 2007, 02:18:30 PM
CVO Road Trip for a Beer 30 visit and tour of Eagle 1's brew shop.  Sounds like quite a plan.   :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: ccr on April 06, 2007, 03:19:10 PM
Favorite Beers;

Artois Bock, Chimay Blue Grand Reserve, Chimay Red Premiere, Duvel, Hoegaarden Grand Cru, Orval,  Erdinger Dunkel and Hefe Weiss, Schofferhofer Hefeweizen, Amstel, Dundee's Dark Ale, Negro Modelo, black and tan, and lots and lots more of the darker micro brew beers that I can't remember the names of right now.  Course, when I glance back at this list, I can see why I may not be able to remember.   :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on April 06, 2007, 03:28:14 PM
Mrs. WeCVO -s ome of those I know - very good - and others I do not.

A trip to ye olde liquor emporium is indicated, for research purposes of course.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: ccr on April 06, 2007, 03:38:40 PM
We have stores in VA called "Total Beverage" and you can get onesies and twosies of a lot of the imported beers for just tasting. One of our very great friends that we used to get together to taste with has moved up to New England and we are missing these tasting events.  We had met in Belgium and Paul's goal during his tour there was to taste all 800 beers made in that country.  I don't think he even made it half way through, but it was an admirable goal, and we had the pleasure of joining him and his bride on many of a country drive and tour of a monastary or other brewery.  Made life overseas a lot of fun. Did expand that knowlege base though, and to drink the normal American donkey p!$$ is not even anything one would consider, unless you were very thirsty and there was nothing else around. I really enjoy water.  I missed some of the American fall backs when just going out for a meal in the local area - Sam Adams, Michelob Classic Dark Beer are good fall backs.  We really enjoy going to the brew pubs as they usually have great food and you can get the beer sampler.  We have a chain here called Hops that is usually at least fun to try. 
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on April 06, 2007, 03:53:34 PM
I live in a college town & there are a few spots to get beer from around the globe.  A couple of good beer/liquor stores at least.

That beer tour of Belgium sounds like it was a blast.  I drink lots of imports & a variety of brews from here and there.  My fall backs are Amber Bock (yeah, some who hate it are saying yuck!), Yeungling (reminds me of Schlitz at times - long story - bootleggers .75 quarts),  and the old reliable Bud Light.  Some of the American brews lack, shall we say, character.  An old college prof told me my beloved Shiner reminded him of horse p!ss - said it was bottled by a horse trough.  Remembered that after your donkey p!ss comment - made me smile.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: icybay on April 06, 2007, 05:34:43 PM
Since it is Friday afternoon, I thought I would pass on this useful information:

A 2006 study found that the average American walks about 900 miles a year.
Another study found that Americans drink an average of 22 gallons of beer a
year.  That means, on average, Americans get about 41 miles per gallon.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: The Mysterious Q! on April 06, 2007, 05:43:00 PM
I live in a college town & there are a few spots to get beer from around the globe.  A couple of good beer/liquor stores at least.

That beer tour of Belgium sounds like it was a blast.  I drink lots of imports & a variety of brews from here and there.  My fall backs are Amber Bock (yeah, some who hate it are saying yuck!), Yeungling (reminds me of Schlitz at times - long story - bootleggers .75 quarts),  and the old reliable Bud Light.  Some of the American brews lack, shall we say, character.  An old college prof told me my beloved Shiner reminded him of horse p!ss - said it was bottled by a horse trough.  Remembered that after your donkey p!ss comment - made me smile.

As of late my brew of choice is the Belgian White Blue Moon. Very full bodied and quite crisp with a hint of citrus. If you haven't tried it give it a taste you'll like it.  Later,Q
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on April 07, 2007, 03:29:35 PM
As of late my brew of choice is the Belgian White Blue Moon. Very full bodied and quite crisp with a hint of citrus. If you haven't tried it give it a taste you'll like it.  Later,Q

Never heard of this one - will look for it.  Belgians are damn good brew masters.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Tros on April 07, 2007, 11:28:54 PM
Bitburger Pils (http://www.bitburger.com/index.php?id=1136) has been my favorite beer for the last 20+ years.  I can still remember the smell driving by the brewery, kinda like green beans cooking.  :)  If I'm out of it then Bud, Keystone light or Rolling Rock will suffice.  Of course free & cold is good too.

That home setup you have there Eagle1 is a thing of beauty!   :2vrolijk_21: 

Cheers. :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on April 07, 2007, 11:38:22 PM
Bitburger Pils (http://www.bitburger.com/index.php?id=1136) has been my favorite beer for the last 20+ years.  I can still remember the smell driving by the brewery, kinda like green beans cooking.  :)  If I'm out of it then Bud, Keystone light or Rolling Rock will suffice.  Of course free & cold is good too.

That home setup you have there Eagle1 is a thing of beauty!   :2vrolijk_21: 

Cheers. :drink:

Thanks bro, I do like the bitburger as well, good clean dry finish with the traditional saaz hops, stay away from that cheap domestic chit, it will make ya go blind  :huepfenlol2: :huepfenlol2: :huepfenlol2:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Tros on April 08, 2007, 12:02:21 AM
Thanks bro, I do like the bitburger as well, good clean dry finish with the traditional saaz hops, stay away from that cheap domestic chit, it will make ya go blind  :huepfenlol2: :huepfenlol2: :huepfenlol2:

Nah, just keeps the ol colon clean. :P
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: BADBUD on April 08, 2007, 06:50:31 AM
I normally drink Icehouse, made by Plank Road Brewery. Five and a half percent not to bad, good buzz. Made since 1855, so they have got it right.
  I also drink quite a bit of Boulevard Wheat, great taste and made here in Missouri.

  Bud
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Tros on April 08, 2007, 09:10:10 AM
The only higher alcohol beer I was ever fond of was the Parkbrau Perminator, smooth as a baby's ass with a nice kick to the head.  :bananarock:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: naitram on April 08, 2007, 10:20:41 AM
forgot i had snaped a couple of pics when i was doing the boil a couple of weeks ago

Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: naitram on April 08, 2007, 10:21:22 AM
nothing like the aroma of hops boiling
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on April 08, 2007, 10:42:36 AM
nothing like the aroma of hops boiling

looking good Neil,  :2vrolijk_21:
I used that same technique for 6 yrs before i switched to all grain, I could do a batch in two hr. flat
what are you brewin, I see a can of amber & light, and some DME on the counter.
DME is a good thing to add to all your extract brews, it adds enzymes which are cooked out of the liquid
extract.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: naitram on April 08, 2007, 11:47:30 AM
doin a strong red should be about 7% when done
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Tros on April 08, 2007, 03:36:34 PM
doin a strong red should be about 7% when done

That sounds interesting.  What's the shelf life of most homebrew?
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: naitram on April 08, 2007, 05:56:14 PM
i have never had a batch sit longer then 6 months. so not sure what the upper limit is
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on April 08, 2007, 11:01:52 PM
That sounds interesting.  What's the shelf life of most homebrew?

I have an Imperial stout I did back in 1995, that finished out at 12-14%, we drink one bottle a year around the holidays and drink it out of shot glasses, every year it gets better and better like good scotch  :2vrolijk_21:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Tros on April 08, 2007, 11:14:15 PM
I have an Imperial stout I did back in 1995, that finished out at 12-14%, we drink one bottle a year around the holidays and drink it out of shot glasses, every year it gets better and better like good scotch  :2vrolijk_21:

Wow, I had no idea you could do that with beer.  This is a gr8t thread.   :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on April 09, 2007, 12:07:30 AM
Wow, I had no idea you could do that with beer.  This is a gr8t thread.   :drink:

When beer get over 10% its considered Barley wine, at these levels it will kick you A$$. I made the fatal mistake of trying to drink one of them by myself once, woke up the next morning "FDC" face down in carpet, looked up and there was still 1/2 the bottle sitting on the table. I did have a few others before attempting this foolish endeavor, but I think I'll stick to drinking it in shots.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Tros on April 09, 2007, 09:46:59 AM
When beer get over 10% its considered Barley wine, at these levels it will kick you A$$. I made the fatal mistake of trying to drink one of them by myself once, woke up the next morning "FDC" face down in carpet, looked up and there was still 1/2 the bottle sitting on the table. I did have a few others before attempting this foolish endeavor, but I think I'll stick to drinking it in shots.

I know that feeling.  ;) 
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on April 09, 2007, 10:25:04 AM
When beer get over 10% its considered Barley wine, at these levels it will kick you A$$. I made the fatal mistake of trying to drink one of them by myself once, woke up the next morning "FDC" face down in carpet, looked up and there was still 1/2 the bottle sitting on the table. I did have a few others before attempting this foolish endeavor, but I think I'll stick to drinking it in shots.

So that is why I don't remember drinking barley wines usually. 

But I did remember this:

"Here's Little sir John in the nut-brown bowl
And brandy in the glass
But Little Sir John in the nut-brown bowl's
Proved the stronger man at last
For the hunts man he can't hunt the fox
Nor so loudly blow his horn
And the tinker, he can't mend Kettles or pots
Without a little of Sir John Barleycorn."
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on April 13, 2007, 10:26:45 PM
I'm going to brew a 10gal. batch of pale ale tommorrow, most of my friends have not acquired a taste for some of the Big beers that I brew, so to accommodate their pallets I'll brew a nice light pale for them, I'm going to give it very agressive Hop schedule though. planning on using a mixture of Horizon, Simcoe, Amarillo, and Cascade, This should produce a very citrus-floral aroma with a nice spicy hop character.   :drink: :drink: :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: hdhiwayman on April 14, 2007, 12:10:53 PM
Well now that beer is an exceptable all day beverage and not just for breakfast anymore, my favorites are as follows:
free & warm
warm
free and cold
cold
yours & cold
theirs & cold
mine & cold
over a bowl of cornflakes (anytime)
I have been known to wake FDC, Nekkid, FDC and Nekkid. I vagely remember one night lying on the lawn grasping the grass for fear of flying off the face of the earth.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: naitram on April 15, 2007, 03:21:59 PM
today was botteling day for a nice red. wasnt as hoppy as i was expecting but good flavor/ will only get better while it sits for a couple more weeks
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: BalDeagle on April 15, 2007, 06:55:22 PM
today was botteling day for a nice red. wasnt as hoppy as i was expecting but good flavor/ will only get better while it sits for a couple more weeks

Whats the chances of you bringing a few of these brews down to Howies when we visit at the end of May ?

Heres hoping.

 :drink:

Nige
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: naitram on April 15, 2007, 06:57:31 PM
id say its a good possibility
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: BalDeagle on April 15, 2007, 06:59:40 PM
Excellent news - I'll get the right arm limbered up over the next few weeks.

 :2vrolijk_21:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on April 15, 2007, 10:37:03 PM
today was bottling day for a nice red. wasn't as hoppy as i was expecting  but good flavor/ will only get better while it sits for a couple more weeks

Have you ever tried dry hopping, you can add some pellet hops to your secondary, I have also done it in the keg at times, just put them in a muslin bag and drop them in. It's hard to get that fresh hop flavor without a lot of bittering with traditional hopping during the boil. but if you add some after your primary fermintation you get all the aroma and flavor without extreme bittering.  :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Talon on April 16, 2007, 09:03:18 AM
Yea, but dry hopping gives more aroma than bitterness, I like dry hopping, I love that hop smell!!!  just add more hops at the start of the boil next time. Make sure their fresh as possible.  What type of hops did you use? are you using pellets, leaf, or plugs?
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: naitram on April 16, 2007, 10:36:38 AM
i used some in the boil and dry hopped as well. using pelets for both. didnt bother bagging it though just added it in, figured it would settle to the bottom and get left behind.

did in the primary though, wasnt thinking bout waiting til the secondary. theres always next time
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on April 16, 2007, 01:26:16 PM
i used some in the boil and dry hopped as well. using pelets for both. didnt bother bagging it though just added it in, figured it would settle to the bottom and get left behind.

did in the primary though, wasnt thinking bout waiting til the secondary. theres always next time

Your fine, bagging is only for the keg so you don't pull the hops up while dispensing, but adding to the secondary
after the fermentation helps retain more of the aroma and flavor. you may have to adjust your qty. though, I use less than an oz  of a mixture of Simcoe & Amarillo for 5gal. just make sure you use a fresh unopened bag of pellets when adding to the secondary so you keep things clean.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: naitram on April 16, 2007, 02:54:18 PM
Your fine, bagging is only for the keg so you don't pull the hops up while dispensing, but adding to the secondary
after the fermentation helps retain more of the aroma and flavor. you may have to adjust your qty. though, I use less than an oz  of a mixture of Simcoe & Amarillo for 5gal. just make sure you use a fresh unopened bag of pellets when adding to the secondary so you keep things clean.

thanks for the tip
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on April 26, 2007, 02:15:47 AM
thanks for the tip

our local homebrew club is chartering a 25 passenger bus to attend DarkLord Day (http://www.threefloyds.com/events.html) at Three Floyds Brewing Co, just over the border in Hammond Indiana, they will sell their DarkLord Russian Imperial Stout and host a festival in honor of the brew. It's a kicka$$ once a year event, and the DarkLord is to kill for, The event starts at noon and will include food, beer rating and trading, and bands.  :bananarock:

Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on April 26, 2007, 08:37:37 AM
Hope you have a great time at the DarkLord Day, Eagle1.



Will be riding Friday, so.......

A different type of beer belly:
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Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: cigarmike on April 26, 2007, 10:45:21 AM
As of late my brew of choice is the Belgian White Blue Moon. Very full bodied and quite crisp with a hint of citrus. If you haven't tried it give it a taste you'll like it.  Later,Q

I also like this beer, but only from a tap, a slice of orange on the rim, and its very refreshing.
Other beers i like, again, i only drink beer on tap which makes it harder to become a full-blown alcholic , Fosters, Hiefenwiesen, and Guisness. Theres a pub in San Leandro, that had an Irish stout, called 'double chocolate', I do believe that you could put some whip cream on top of this one , its like a chocolate milkshake.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Talon on April 26, 2007, 12:29:12 PM
Check these out
http://www.g4tv.com/pile_player.aspx?video_key=14142

http://www.sickjokes.net/index.php?disp=watchvideo&filename=manshow-beerstand.wmv
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Tros on April 26, 2007, 11:34:35 PM
deep thoughts.......
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on April 27, 2007, 01:06:13 AM
I also like this beer, but only from a tap, i only drink beer on tap which makes it harder to become a full-blown alcholic

not if the taps are in your basement  :bananarock:

(http://home.insightbb.com/~screamneagle1/im0000124.jpg)


a slice of orange on the rim, and its very refreshing.

Dude, please, leave the fruit on the Ole Lady's wine cooler and have some respect and dignity for the Beer  :nervous:
the Germans passed a beer purity law back in 1516 "Reinheitsgebot", which stated that the only ingredients that could be used in the production of beer were water, barley, and hops. I think there was profound purpose in that law to preserve the integrity of "Beer". IMHO once you cross that line you might as well just spike some cool aid.
It actually pisses me off when I see someone ruins a great Paulaner Hefe-Weizen by squeezing a lemon in it. I know there has been allot of trendy American beer Mfg. doing this lately but I personally wont go there. JMO  :2vrolijk_21:

Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: naitram on April 27, 2007, 09:44:53 AM
like the miller lite guys said.........


"don't fruit the beer"
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Ghost Rider on April 27, 2007, 10:35:02 AM
like the miller lite guys said.........


"don't fruit the beer"

"MAN LAW!"   :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: RJ749 on April 27, 2007, 10:40:35 AM
not if the taps are in your basement  :bananarock:

(http://publish.insightbb.com/personalfile/personalsite/screamneagle1/im0000124.jpg)


Gotta love a kegerator in the basement, I had a homemade set up too, but gave it up when the neighbor and I downed one too many kegs the last summer we had it in the basement.  I think the wifey at the time didn't like the neighbor coming over all the time.  Solved that though, got rid of the wife.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Fired00d on April 27, 2007, 10:42:04 AM
Gotta love a kegerator in the basement, I had a homemade set up too, but gave it up when the neighbor and I downed one too many kegs the last summer we had it in the basement.  I think the wifey at the time didn't like the neighbor coming over all the time.  Solved that though, got rid of the wife.
:oops: :zroflmao: :huepfenlol2: :zroflmao: :huepfenlol2:

 :pumpkin:
Ride Safe,
Fired00d
 :fireman:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: RJ749 on April 27, 2007, 10:46:29 AM
:oops: :zroflmao: :huepfenlol2: :zroflmao: :huepfenlol2:

 :pumpkin:Ride Safe,Fired00d  :fireman:

"If that keg doesn't go I'm outta here!!!"

I'm sure gonna miss her......NOT ::)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: ccr on April 27, 2007, 11:23:54 AM
Drawing lines in the sand is never a good idea.  "this or that" or even the "this for that".  Get's lots of folks in trouble.

I mean what can be wrong with someone drinking beer they make themselves, or at least bought themselves, in the comfort of their own home.  No drinking and driving.  Not hitting on some hottie just cause she's there.  Not running up a bar tab. Not embarrassing oneself out in the community. Can't imagine anyone drawing that line.  Just not worth it. 

But then, I'd have had a glass in my hand and been sharing the war/hunting/fishing/riding stories with you.  But then again, that is just me. 

Glad you woke up and moved on.  Sometimes it is just the best thing to do.   ;)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Rooster on April 27, 2007, 12:08:59 PM
My favorite is Mirror P :drink:ond from the Dechutes Brewery in Bend Oregon. If you ever go through there it's a great place to stop for lunch and a brew. Of course there are many fine brew pubs in the northwest. To many beers not enough time
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on April 27, 2007, 01:30:23 PM
Too many beers not enough time

This is the real problem, I compiled a list of micro's just in WI that I need to visit, looks like i'll need a day or two, to get through them all ;)

Fox River Brewing Co and Restaurant
4301 W Wisconsin Ave
Appleton WI 54915
       
Stone Cellar Brewpub, Inc
1004 S. Olde Oneida St
Appleton WI 54915
 
Lake Louie Brewing Co
7556 Pine Rd
Arena WI 53503
 
South Shore Brewery
808 West Main St
Ashland WI 54806
       
Legends Brewhouse and Eatery (#3)
940 Waube Lane
Ashwauben WI 54304-5522
 
Sand Creek Brewing Co
320 Pierce St/PO Box 187
Black River Falls WI 54615
       
Slab City Brewing Co
W 3590 Pit Ln
Bonduel WI 54107
       
Silver Creek Brewing Co
N57 W6172 Portland Rd
Cedarburg WI 53012

Rowlands Calumet Brewery Co
25 N Madison St
Chilton WI 53014
 
Rowlands Calumet Brewery Co (#2)
57 School St
Chilton WI 53014
     
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Co
PO Box 368/1 Jefferson Ave
Chippewa Falls WI 54729

Cross Plains Brewery Inc.
2109 Hickory St
Cross Plains WI 53528

Viking Brewing Co
234 Dallas St W
Dallas WI 54733

Delafield Brewhaus
3832 Hillside Dr
Delafield WI 53018

Water Street Brewery Lake County
3191 Golf Rd
Delafield WI 53018

Legends Brewhouse and Eatery (#2)
875 Heritage Road
DePere WI 54115

Northwoods Brewpub and Grill
3560 Oakwood Mall Dr
Eau Claire WI 54701

Shipwrecked Restaurant and Brewery
7791 Egg Harbor Rd
Egg Harbor WI 54209
 
Great Dane Pub and Brewing Co #2
2980 Cahill Main
Fitchburg WI 53711
 
Nicolet Brewing Co
PO Box 650
Florence WI 54121

Sprecher Brewing Co
701 W Glendale Ave
Glendale WI 53209-6500
 
Legends Brewhouse and Eatery (#1)
2840 Shawano Ave
Green Bay WI 54313
 
Rustic Rail Grill & Brewery
1966 Velp Avenue
Green Bay WI 54303

Titletown Brewing Co
200 Dousman St
Green Bay WI 54303
 
Green Bay Brewing Co
313 Dousman St
Greenbay WI 54303

Angry Minnow, The
10440 Florida Ave
Hayward WI 54843

Muskie Capital Brewery / Old Hayward Eatery
15546 Highway B
Hayward WI 54843

Gray Brewing Co
2424 W Ct St
Janesville WI 53545

Central Waters Brewing Co
PO Box 123 / 701 Main St
Junction City WI 54443

Pearl Street Brewery
1401 Saint Andrew St
La Crosse WI 54603

City Brewing Co
925 South 3rd Street
LaCrosse WI 54601
 
Tyranena Brewing Co
PO Box 736
Lake Mills WI 53551

Ale Asylum
3698 Kinsman Blvd
Madison WI 53704
 
Granite City Food and Brewery (#18)
72 West Towne Mall
Madison WI 53719

Great Dane Pub and Brewing Co
123 E Doty St
Madison WI 53703

J.T. Whitneys Pub and Brewery
674 S Whitney Way
Madison WI 53711

Rush River Brewing Co
W 4001 120th Ave
Maiden Rock WI 54750

Courthouse Pub
1001 South Eighth Street
Manitowoc WI 54220

Railhouse Restaurant and Brewery
2029 Old Peshtigo Rd
Marinette WI 54143

Capital Brewery Co Inc
PO Box 620185
Middleton WI 53562

Lakefront Brewery Inc
1872 N Commerce St
Milwaukee WI 53212-3701
 
Milwaukee Ale House
233 N Water St
Milwaukee WI 53202

Milwaukee Premium Brewing Co
4059 W Bradley Rd
Milwaukee WI 53209

Rainier Brewing Co.
807 W Juneau Ave
Milwaukee WI 53233

Rock Bottom Brewery
740 N Plankinton Ave
Milwaukee WI 53203
 
Stonefly Brewing Co
735 E. Center Street
Milwaukee WI 53212

Water Street Brewery
1101 N Water St
Milwaukee WI 53202-3107

Brewery Creek Inn, Restaurant and Brewery
PO Box 163/23 Commerce St
Mineral Point WI 53565

Minocqua Brewing Co
238 Lake Shore Dr
Minocqua WI 54548

Minhas Craft Brewery
PO Box 277/1208 14th Ave
Monroe WI 53566

Grumpy Troll, The
105 S 2nd St
Mount Horeb WI 53572

New Glarus Brewing Co
PO Box 759/ County Rd W Hwy 69
New Glarus WI 53574

Falls Brewing Co
138 Sunrise Ct
Oconto Falls WI 54154

Fox River Brewing Co/Fratellos
1501 Arboretum Dr
Oshkosh WI 54901

Harbor City Brewing
535 W Grand Ave
Port Washington WI 53074

Corner Pub
100 E Main St
Reedsburg WI 53959

Brown Street Brewery / Bugsys
16 N Brown St
Rhinelander WI 54501

hops Haven Brew Haus
1327 N 14th Street
Sheboygan WI 53801

Furthermore Beer
PO Box 776
Spring Green WI 53588

Stevens Point Brewery Co
2617 Water St
Stevens Point WI 54481

Thirsty Pagan Brewing Co
1623 Broadway St
Superior WI 54880

Bellows Brew Crew
201 E Main St
Watertown WI 53094
USA

Bull Falls Brewery LLC
Wausau WI 54403

Hereford and Hops Steakhouse and Brewpub
2305 Sherman St
Wausau WI 54401

Randys Fun Hunters Brewery
841 E Milwaukee St
Whitewater WI 53190-2126

Moosejaw Pizza & Dell`s Brewing Co
110 Wisconsin Dells Parkway South
Wisconsin Dells WI 53965
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Hoist! on April 27, 2007, 01:32:25 PM
Looks like your getting ready for a good weekend Eagle! Do you think you'll remember it? ;D Hoist! 8)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on April 27, 2007, 01:48:16 PM
Looks like your getting ready for a good weekend Eagle! Do you think you'll remember it? ;D Hoist! 8)

absopuckinlutely, when the samplin get's this demanding I bring a notebook and a spare liver.  :2vrolijk_21:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Hoist! on April 27, 2007, 01:51:33 PM
absopuckinlutely, when the samplin get's this demanding I bring a notebook and a spare liver.  :2vrolijk_21:


After you finish sampling the mid-west, put together a list for the NE and we'll get abunch of guys to join you here too! ;) Hoist! 8)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Tros on April 27, 2007, 01:55:34 PM
absopuckinlutely, when the samplin get's this demanding I bring a notebook and a spare liver.  :2vrolijk_21:


Maybe you should make the rounds with this:

Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Hoist! on April 27, 2007, 01:57:23 PM
Maybe you should make the rounds with this:



Hey Tros, do you know chit from (that company's trailer)? ;D Hoist! 8)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Tros on April 27, 2007, 03:45:29 PM
Hey Tros, do you know chit from (that company's trailer)? ;D Hoist! 8)

Hey Tros, do you know chit from (that company's trailer)? ;D Hoist! 8)

Man, yer killin' me Howie!  :huepfenlol2:  :zroflmao:

 :alcohol:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: RJ749 on April 30, 2007, 01:42:52 AM
It wasn't Friday but we had to toast the Friday Beer thread adn s00s with a couple of Negro Modelos. Mmmmm, mmmm, good.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on April 30, 2007, 10:13:57 PM
Mmmmmmmm.......

Negra Modelos.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v478/iskifreelee/Cerveza_MODELO_mexicana_negra_botel.jpg)(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v478/iskifreelee/Cerveza_MODELO_mexicana_negra_botel.jpg)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: RJ749 on April 30, 2007, 11:53:15 PM
iski,

Those are the ones.  Didn't help the game much, but sure helped the mood. :2vrolijk_21:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on May 01, 2007, 01:48:22 AM
well, DarkLord Day (http://www.threefloyds.com/events.html) at Three Floyds Brewing Co, was KickA$$ as usual, they started selling their DarkLord Russian Imperial Stout at noon, we arrived at 11 only to find the entire parking lot already full and the line for beer purchase was already at the end of their 50 yrd. parking lot. once they opened the doors it took us about 2 1/2 hr. to get our 6 bottle allotment and since its cash only at $15 a bottle thats a pricey 6-pack. by the time we got out the line was a block down the street and all I could think was, you poor suffering bastards, by the time we left at 4:30 the line was two blocks long and I doubt that there would be many more sales since production was limited to 1600 cases.
The popularity of this beer has really grown, we had guys standing in line by us that were from toronto, they make it weekend event and somehow drive back on sunday. :o This is pretty much the Holy Grail of stouts, and with as many people waiting for endless hours, desperation starts to set in, I was offered $50 a bottle from one of these desperadoes, so I walked away with a 4-pack for free  :bananarock:  :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: ccr on May 01, 2007, 01:59:16 AM
 ;) Sounds like a worthwhile destination.  Too bad it is not even kinda close to us.  Glad you had a good time, and smart thinking on the free four pak.  I'm wanting to taste this stout now.   :cherry: :huepfenjump3:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on May 01, 2007, 07:19:31 AM
iski,

Those are the ones.  Didn't help the game much, but sure helped the mood. :2vrolijk_21:

Rjob - And that is why when I get the urge to play golf, I go riding, or drink beer, & on the best days - both.   ;D
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on May 01, 2007, 07:25:49 AM
well, DarkLord Day (http://www.threefloyds.com/events.html) at Three Floyds Brewing Co, was KickA$$ as usual, they started selling their DarkLord Russian Imperial Stout at noon, we arrived at 11 only to find the entire parking lot already full and the line for beer purchase was already at the end of their 50 yrd. parking lot. once they opened the doors it took us about 2 1/2 hr. to get our 6 bottle allotment and since its cash only at $15 a bottle thats a pricey 6-pack. by the time we got out the line was a block down the street and all I could think was, you poor suffering bastards, by the time we left at 4:30 the line was two blocks long and I doubt that there would be many more sales since production was limited to 1600 cases.
The popularity of this beer has really grown, we had guys standing in line by us that were from toronto, they make it weekend event and somehow drive back on sunday. :o This is pretty much the Holy Grail of stouts, and with as many people waiting for endless hours, desperation starts to set in, I was offered $50 a bottle from one of these desperadoes, so I walked away with a 4-pack for free  :bananarock:  :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink:

This Stout must be extremely good - $15 a bottle!   :drink:  Plus people waiting in line for hours to buy a 6 pack - for $90.  :bananarock: And the resale value is $50 a bottle. :pepper: :bananarock: :jalapeno:

Eagle - Would you describe the taste of this brew?
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on May 01, 2007, 09:18:31 PM
This Stout must be extremely good - $15 a bottle!   :drink:  Plus people waiting in line for hours to buy a 6 pack - for $90.  :bananarock: And the resale value is $50 a bottle. :pepper: :bananarock: :jalapeno:

Eagle - Would you describe the taste of this brew?

A Demonic Imperial Russian stout brewed with INTELLIGENTSIA coffee,vanilla, and molasses.
Pours pitch black with a tiny bit of rusty bubbles that soon form a circle and disappear forever. In the glass it is dark black with a deep red color around the edges. As I drink the beer it stains the glass brown and stays that way. Very cool looking. The aroma improves as it warms up, peaking close to room temperature. Very roasty and chocolatey at first. After awhile there is some alcohol underneath but it is not unpleasant or overpowering in any way. This has the best mouthfeel of any beer I’ve ever had. Extremely thick, creamy, and chewy. The chocolate and roastiness come through in the flavor in a big way with some bitter coffee, chocolate covered cherries, and some hops buried in there somewhere. Truly one of the greatest brews made. I felt different after only consuming 2 ½ pints of this potion, different like I was possessed. The wife said that she was either going to call a priest for a exorcism or take me straight to church because of the look on my face. It was an experience all its own. I wont open another bottle for at least a year, I can't wait to see how this ages.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on May 01, 2007, 09:24:16 PM
A Demonic Imperial Russian stout brewed with INTELLIGENTSIA coffee,vanilla, and molasses.
Pours pitch black with a tiny bit of rusty bubbles that soon form a circle and disappear forever. In the glass it is dark black with a deep red color around the edges. As I drink the beer it stains the glass brown and stays that way. Very cool looking. The aroma improves as it warms up, peaking close to room temperature. Very roasty and chocolatey at first. After awhile there is some alcohol underneath but it is not unpleasant or overpowering in any way. This has the best mouthfeel of any beer I’ve ever had. Extremely thick, creamy, and chewy. The chocolate and roastiness come through in the flavor in a big way with some bitter coffee, chocolate covered cherries, and some hops buried in there somewhere. Truly one of the greatest brews made. I felt different after only consuming 2 ½ pints of this potion, different like I was possessed. The wife said that she was either going to call a priest for a exorcism or take me straight to church because of the look on my face. It was an experience all its own. I wont open another bottle for at least a year, I can't wait to see how this ages.

Thanks.  I shall consume this stout some day.  It should be even better with some age.

I'll be looking for a stout this weekend, no doubt.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Tros on May 01, 2007, 09:34:54 PM
A Demonic Imperial Russian stout brewed with INTELLIGENTSIA coffee,vanilla, and molasses.
Pours pitch black with a tiny bit of rusty bubbles that soon form a circle and disappear forever. In the glass it is dark black with a deep red color around the edges. As I drink the beer it stains the glass brown and stays that way. Very cool looking. The aroma improves as it warms up, peaking close to room temperature. Very roasty and chocolaty at first. After awhile there is some alcohol underneath but it is not unpleasant or overpowering in any way. This has the best mouthfeel of any beer I’ve ever had. Extremely thick, creamy, and chewy. The chocolate and roastiness come through in the flavor in a big way with some bitter coffee, chocolate covered cherries, and some hops buried in there somewhere. Truly one of the greatest brews made. I felt different after only consuming 2 ½ pints of this potion, different like I was possessed. The wife said that she was either going to call a priest for a exorcism or take me straight to church because of the look on my face. It was an experience all its own. I wont open another bottle for at least a year, I can't wait to see how this ages.

I can see why it's worth waiting 2 1/2 hours in for.   :2vrolijk_21:   I wonder how many bottles will be on Ebay?
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on May 01, 2007, 09:44:30 PM
I can see why it's worth waiting 2 1/2 hours in for.   :2vrolijk_21:   I wonder how many bottles will be on Ebay?

I was thinkin the same thing, I did a search but came up dry, do they allow sales of alcohol, all I know is it was painfull giving up two bottles but the thought of still having 4 and walking away with a sawbuck too boot helped ease the pain  ;D and there is always next year as well  :bananarock: they will be serving it at the micro until it runs out, and then you wont see it again til this time next year.  :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: SPIDERMAN on May 01, 2007, 09:48:30 PM
My youngest (23) went to BevMo (local beer/wine specialty store) last evening and came back with a bunch of different beers. Some of em strange and some weird and a couple actually pretty good. ( yeah 0430 came real tough this morning ) Between that and this thread, I've decided to host a beer tasting party when I finish the patio canopy I've been humpin away on for the past three weekends.

B B
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: ccr on May 02, 2007, 12:41:41 AM
... I've decided to host a beer tasting party when I finish the patio canopy I've been humpin away on for the past three weekends.

My only wish is that I lived close enough to help you plan, stage and execute the party, meet some of your friends and family and be there for the clean up too.

Sure hope it is a party enjoyed by all and that everyone appreciates all the pains of your labours.   :huepfenjump3: :bananarock: :cherry:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Talon on May 02, 2007, 11:20:43 AM
Here's a link to find beer when traveling.

http://www.beertravelers.com/
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on May 07, 2007, 01:12:07 AM
Kegged 10ga. of the pale Ale today, took a sneak taste before carbonation, real smooth, crisp clean pale.  i'm dry hopping with a mixture of Simcoe & Amarillo, gives it this citrus-floral hop character, very similar to cascade but no bitter bite at the end. trust me you cant just have one.  :alcohol: :alcohol: :alcohol:  I just push it from the carboy to the keg with a little CO2, pressurize it for three days, let it sit a week (yea right) and DRINK :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink:



Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on May 07, 2007, 01:19:12 AM
very nice color, clean and clear, if I don't pick up a chill haze it will be a top notch pale, and quite an accomplishment.  :bananarock:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: SOKOOLJ on May 07, 2007, 11:56:52 AM
Just found out a couple of weeks ago that a local wine store also specializes in stocking micro-brews from around the east coast, and some more popular nation wide brews. Good prices, most are $2.00 per bottle, and they let you mix and match your own 6-packs. Being a big fan of IPA's, I bought all 11 brews on hand that I had not had the pleasure of partaking previously...awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwe, It tastes sooooooooooo good when it touches your lips   :drink:   :huepfenjump3:

SOKOOL
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: naitram on May 07, 2007, 11:59:39 AM
Just found out a couple of weeks ago that a local wine store also specializes in stocking micro-brews from around the east coast, and some more popular nation wide brews. Good prices, most are $2.00 per bottle, and they let you mix and match your own 6-packs. Being a big fan of IPA's, I bought all 11 brews on hand that I had not had the pleasure of partaking previously...awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwe, It tastes sooooooooooo good when it touches your lips   :drink:   :huepfenjump3:

SOKOOL

:worthless:

what did you purchase?
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: altugo on May 07, 2007, 06:36:52 PM
I cant belive i just noticed this thread!!!!I.I like Carlsberg,Heineken,Becks and Efes wich is a local brew.Efes is pretty strong i guess its either 9 or 12% alchool but gets me drunk faster than anything i ever drunk sapring carlsberg special brew.I also like weissbeer but cant get any locally.I used to have stella artois every now and then when i was living in states but cant get that here neither.Any way i like larger. :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: SPIDERMAN on May 07, 2007, 06:39:24 PM
CVOJOE stop reading here and go to another thread


Hank came over yesterday and helped me finish the patio canopy. My daughter had bought me a six pack of Negra Modelo because I kept talking about it. Me and Hank killed it in about 1/2 hour after finishing the roof.

Good stuff. I can see why some of you like it.

B B
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: SOKOOLJ on May 08, 2007, 12:56:58 PM
Ya'll keep talkin about negro modello...ok, ok, it will be my choice this afternoon. I'll give my feed back tomorrow.

SOKOOL
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: SOKOOLJ on May 14, 2007, 10:33:24 PM
ok, so it took me a few extra days...the negra modello was "so-so", for a dark beer of this style, I'd prefer SHINER BOCK.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: SPIDERMAN on May 14, 2007, 10:35:52 PM
ok, so it took me a few extra days...the negra modello was "so-so", for a dark beer of this style, I'd prefer SHINER BOCK.


Is it readily available ?

B B
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: cuthbertss on May 14, 2007, 10:53:37 PM

Is it readily available ?

B B

it is in Texas......  dunno bout Calii
i can get it here and er , ah ship ya some if'n u like
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: SPIDERMAN on May 14, 2007, 10:55:59 PM
it is in Texas......  dunno bout Calii
i can get it here and er , ah ship ya some if'n u like


Ship it to Nelson Scott, I'd enjoy it more if you were sittin there havin a couple with me  :2vrolijk_21:

B B
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: cuthbertss on May 14, 2007, 10:57:50 PM
it is in Texas......  dunno bout Calii
i can get it here and er , ah ship ya some if'n u like


list of cali wholesalers.. so it must be available is san damn diego

City Wholesaler Name Phone Number
Bakersfield W.A. Thompson, Inc. (661) 832-5101
Barstow W.A. Thompson of Barstow, Inc. (800) 937-9403
Bishop Gillespie Dist. Co., Inc. (760) 872-6931
City of Industry Haralambos Beverage Co. (562) 347-4300
Eureka Humboldt Beer Distributors (707) 442-5794
Fresno Donaghy Sales, LLC (559) 486-0901
Fresno Valleywide Beverage Co. (559) 237-2183
Gardena Harbor Dist. L.L.C. - Anaheim (714) 712-2400
Gardena Harbor Dist. L.L.C. - Gardena (310) 538-5483
Gardena Harbor Dist. L.L.C. - Santa Ana (714) 259-0556
Indio Mission Beverage Co. - Indio (760) 347-3561
Los Angeles Mission Beverage Co. - Los Angeles (323) 266-6238
Merced Sierra Beverage Co. (209) 722-8058
Modesto Delta Brands, Inc. (209) 522-9011
Petaluma Morris Dist. (707) 769-7294
Redding Redding Dist. Co. (530) 243-2921
Redwood City Maita Distributors, Inc. (650) 369-2337
Richmond Bay Area Beverage Co. (510) 729-5000
Sacramento Saccani Dist. Co. (916) 441-0213
San Bernardino Dan McKinney dba Premium Dist. Co. (909) 799-8585
San Diego Crest Beverage Co. (858) 566-1800
San Jose SBBI D/B/A South Bay Beverage, Inc. (408) 259-0430
Santa Maria Central Coast Dist., L.L.C. (805) 922-2108
Sonora Benites Dist. Co. (209) 532-9452
Stockton San Joaquin Beverage, Inc. (209) 948-9400
Susanville Lassen Beverage, Inc. (530) 257-9103
Sylmar Allied Beverages, Inc. (818) 362-9333
Ukiah Angell Dist. Co. (707) 462-1697
Ventura Allied Dist. Co., LLC - Ventura (805) 644-2201
Watsonville Couch Dist. Co., Inc. (831) 724-0649
Weed Patton Dist., Inc. (53
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: cuthbertss on May 14, 2007, 10:58:35 PM
Ship it to Nelson Scott, I'd enjoy it more if you were sittin there havin a couple with me  :2vrolijk_21:

B B

hmmm importing texas beer to the great white north...
there is a radical thought
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on May 15, 2007, 08:53:13 AM
In the beer fridge at the moment:

Becks
Negra Modelo
Shiner Bock
Yeungling
Dos XX - none ? - beer run before weekend


Fond memories of visiting the Spoetzel Brewery on hot summer afternoons in Shirer, Texas. The Bock is my favorite - they make other tyes as well.


Negra Modela remains my current favorite. 

http://www.shiner.com/about/info.html (http://www.shiner.com/about/info.html)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: harley01 on May 17, 2007, 12:42:52 PM
Majic Hat makes some good beers and they usually have a sampler 12 pack you can buy.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: SOKOOLJ on May 17, 2007, 05:42:37 PM
went to my local watering hole today and stocked up for this weekend, beverage of choice...
DOGFISH HEAD 90 MINUTE IPA  :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on May 17, 2007, 08:47:43 PM
went to my local watering hole today and stocked up for this weekend, beverage of choice...
DOGFISH HEAD 90 MINUTE IPA  :drink:

Thats one of the Best IPA's on the market IMHO!!!!!!!!!  and my personal favorite  :bananarock:

I stocked up as well:

Bohemia by Cerveceria Cuauhtemoc Moctezuma 4.2%
Duval Golden Belgian Ale 8.5%
Fat Tire Amber Ale By New Belgium Brewery, CO 5.6%
Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock 6.7%
Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout  By North Coast Brewery 8.9%
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: WFP on May 17, 2007, 08:49:55 PM
Majic Hat makes some good beers and they usually have a sampler 12 pack you can buy.

The Magic hat Brewery in Burlington, VT:

(http://www.cvoharley.com/smf/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=7600.0;attach=9084;image)

and the Sampling Bar which had no limit when we were there...

(http://www.cvoharley.com/smf/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=7600.0;attach=9085;image)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: SPIDERMAN on May 17, 2007, 08:57:08 PM
This is as good a place as any to post this considering my plans for the $$$  

The entire time I was in rehab for my knee replacement, the rehab center secretary would not believe my General Dynamics Corporate PPO Health Insurance had $0 co-pay. Since my leg had been cut in half and put back together with a couple of pounds of surgical grade stainless steel, I wasn't in the mood to argue ( too stoned on Percocet as some of you may recall) S'anyway, 3 times a week for 8 weeks I paid the *&((*^&*()( $25. When my health insurance provider paid the bill, no record of the co-pays on the bill from the rehab center. I kept calling and telling them I wanted my money back to no avail. Finally two weeks ago I'd had enough. I called and said I was turning the entire matter over to the Ombudsman for San Diego County in charge of ethics issues at all of the county's hospitals. Got a call from the rehab's head honcho " oh please don't do that, we are in process of refunding your money as we speak "  Got a check today for $582.16 The owed me $600 but deducted some odd change from a recent bill they said I owed a $17.84 co-pay on. (Here we go again) Anyway, pennies from heaven as the saying goes so it's going into my Memorial Day Pool Party / Beer tasting festival. So I'm open to suggestions for unique and heretofore untasted beers.

B B
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on May 17, 2007, 09:05:07 PM
I can see why it's worth waiting 2 1/2 hours in for.   :2vrolijk_21:   I wonder how many bottles will be on Ebay?

here ya go, I guess I made a pretty good deal selling two bottles for $100

Three Floyds Dark Lord Imperial Russian Stout 2007 on ebay (http://cgi.ebay.com/Three-Floyds-Dark-Lord-Imperial-Russian-Stout-2007_W0QQitemZ110127695798QQihZ001QQcategoryZ563QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)

Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on May 17, 2007, 09:30:05 PM
So I'm open to suggestions for unique and heretofore untasted beers.

B B


Big B, here is a list of the top rated 50 beers IN THE WORLD OVERALL!

BeerName  BrewerName  Award  
1. Westvleteren Abt 12 Westvleteren Abdij St. Sixtus Gold
2. Närke Kaggen Stormaktsporter Närke Kulturbryggeri Gold
3. Three Floyds Dark Lord Russian Imperial Stout Three Floyds Brewing Company Gold
4. Three Floyds Oak Aged Dark Lord Russian Imperial Stout Three Floyds Brewing Company Gold
5. Surly Darkness Surly Brewing Company Gold
6. AleSmith Speedway Stout AleSmith Brewing Company Gold
7. AleSmith Barrel Aged Speedway Stout AleSmith Brewing Company Gold
8. Rochefort Trappistes 10 Brasserie Rochefort Gold
9. Mikkeller X Imperial Stout Mikkeller Gold
10. Bells Expedition Stout Bells Brewery, Inc. Gold
11. Westvleteren Extra 8 Westvleteren Abdij St. Sixtus Gold
12. Barley Johns The Dark Knight (Returns) Barley Johns Brew Pub Gold
13. Närke Stormaktsporter Närke Kulturbryggeri Gold
14. Dieu du Ciel Péché Mortel  Dieu du Ciel! Gold
15. Kuhnhenn Raspberry Eisbock Kuhnhenn Brewing Gold
16. Dogfish Head World Wide Stout 2001/2003-Present (18%) Dogfish Head Brewery Gold
17. Three Floyds Dreadnaught Imperial IPA Three Floyds Brewing Company Gold
18. Struise Pannepot Deca Services NV Gold
19. The Duck-Rabbit Baltic Porter The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery Gold
20. Lost Abbey The Angels Share Port Brewing/Lost Abbey Gold
21. Deschutes The Abyss Deschutes Brewery Gold
22. Hoppin Frog BORIS The Crusher Hoppin Frog Gold
23. Stone Imperial Russian Stout Stone Brewing Co. Gold
24. Great Divide Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout  Great Divide Brewing Company Gold
25. AleSmith Barrel Aged Old Numbskull AleSmith Brewing Company Gold
26. Founders Kentucky Breakfast Bourbon Aged Stout Founders Brewing Company Gold
27. Mikkeller Black Hole Mikkeller Gold
28. Russian River Pliny the Younger Russian River Brewing Gold
29. Dieu du Ciel Aphrodisiaque Dieu du Ciel! Gold
30. Founders Breakfast Stout Founders Brewing Company Gold
31. St. Bernardus Abt 12 St. Bernard Brouwerij Gold
32. Russian River Pliny the Elder Russian River Brewing Gold
33. Goose Island Bourbon County Stout Goose Island Beer Company Gold
34. Southampton Imperial Russian Stout Southampton Publick House Gold
35. Russian River Beatification Russian River Brewing Gold
36. Great Lakes Barrel-Aged Blackout Stout Great Lakes Brewing Company Gold
37. Mikkeller Beer Geek Breakfast Mikkeller Gold
38. Struise Aardmonnik / Earthmonk Deca Services NV Gold
39. AleSmith YuleSmith (Winter) Imperial Red Ale AleSmith Brewing Company Gold
40. Hair of the Dog Adam Hair of the Dog Brewing Company, Inc. Gold
41. North Coast Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout North Coast Brewing Company Gold
42. Rochefort Trappistes 8 Brasserie Rochefort Gold
43. AleSmith IPA AleSmith Brewing Company Gold
44. Ølfabrikken Gammel Ekstra Porter Ølfabrikken Gold
45. Goose Island Black Cat Bourbon County Stout Goose Island Beer Company Gold
46. AleSmith Barrel Aged Wee Heavy AleSmith Brewing Company Gold
47. Livery Bourbon Cask Aged Wheat Trippelbock The Livery Gold
48. La Face Cachée de la Pomme Neige Éternelle La Face Cachée de la Pomme Gold
49. St. Bernardus Abt 12 Special Edition St. Bernard Brouwerij Gold
50. Fitgers Edmund Imperial Stout (Bourbon Barrel) Fitgers Brewhouse Gold
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on May 17, 2007, 09:31:34 PM

Big B, here is a list of the top rated 50 beers IN THE WORLD OVERALL!


and the next 50:

51. Bells Hopslam Bells Brewery, Inc. Gold
52. Thirsty Dog Siberian Night Imperial Stout Thirsty Dog Brewing Company Gold
53. Abbaye des Rocs Grand Cru Brasserie de l’Abbaye des Rocs Gold
54. AleSmith YuleSmith (Summer) India Pale Ale AleSmith Brewing Company Gold
55. Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock Brauerei Aying Gold
56. Panil Barriquée (Sour) Panil Birra Artigianale Gold
57. Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout Great Divide Brewing Company Gold
58. New Glarus Belgian Red New Glarus Brewing Company Gold
59. Cantillon Saint Lamvinus Unblended Cantillon Gold
60. Ølfabrikken Porter Ølfabrikken Gold
61. Founders Imperial Stout Founders Brewing Company Gold
62. Three Floyds Behemoth Barleywine Three Floyds Brewing Company Gold
63. Abbaye des Rocs Brune Brasserie de l’Abbaye des Rocs Gold
64. Selins Grove The Phoenix Kriek Selins Grove Brewing Co. Gold
65. Two Hearted Ale Bells Brewery, Inc. Gold
66. Girardin Gueuze Black Label Brouwerij Girardin Gold
67. StoneWall Ale Stone Brewing Co. Gold
68. Oskar Blues Ten FIDY Oskar Blues Grill & Brew Gold
69. Tyranena Wannabe Extra IPA Tyranena Brewing Gold
70. Russian River Supplication Russian River Brewing Gold
71. Dark Horse Imperial Stout Dark Horse Brewing Company Gold
72. Hair of the Dog Fred from the Wood Hair of the Dog Brewing Company, Inc. Gold
73. Great Divide Hercules Double IPA Great Divide Brewing Company Gold
74. Bells Kalamazoo Stout Bells Brewery, Inc. Gold
75. AleSmith J.P. Grays Wee Heavy Scotch Ale AleSmith Brewing Company Gold
76. Victory Storm King Imperial Stout Victory Brewing Company Gold
77. Nørrebro North Bridge Extreme Nørrebro Bryghus Gold
78. Triumph Rauchweizen Triumph Brewing Company Gold
79. Mikkeller X Barley Wine Mikkeller Gold
80. DuClaw Oak Barrel Aged Black Jack Stout DuClaw Brewing Company Gold
81. 3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze Vintage (all from 2002-*) 3 Fonteinen Gold
82. Tyranena Whos Your Daddy? Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Porter Tyranena Brewing Gold
83. Abbaye des Rocs Triple Impériale Brasserie de l’Abbaye des Rocs Gold
84. Oggis Witch Doctor Left Coast/Oggi’s Pizza and Brewing Company Gold
85. 3 Fonteinen Schaerbeekse Kriek 3 Fonteinen Gold
86. 3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze 3 Fonteinen Gold
87. Goose Island Batch 2000 Barleywine Goose Island Beer Company Gold
88. Hair of the Dog Doggie Claws (2003-) Hair of the Dog Brewing Company, Inc. Gold
89. Livery Wheat Trippelbock The Livery Gold
90. Ølfabrikken ØL (Russian Imperial Chocolate Stout) Ølfabrikken Gold
91. Mikkeller HumlefrXXXd Mikkeller Gold
92. Ølfabrikken Winter Stout Ølfabrikken Gold
93. Oceanside Ale Works American Strong Ale  Oceanside Ale Works Gold
94. New Glarus Unplugged Enigma New Glarus Brewing Company Gold
95. Mikkeller Big Bad Barley Wine Mikkeller Gold
96. Valley Brew Uberhoppy IPA Valley Brewing Company Gold
97. Double Bastard Ale Stone Brewing Co. Gold
98. Dogfish Head 90 Minute Imperial IPA Dogfish Head Brewery Gold
99. Russian River Temptation Russian River Brewing Gold
100. De Cam Oude Kriek Geuzestekerij De Cam Gold
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Tros on May 17, 2007, 09:42:53 PM
here ya go, I guess I made a pretty good deal selling two bottles for $100

Three Floyds Dark Lord Imperial Russian Stout 2007 on ebay (http://cgi.ebay.com/Three-Floyds-Dark-Lord-Imperial-Russian-Stout-2007_W0QQitemZ110127695798QQihZ001QQcategoryZ563QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)



I knew some of that would be on ebay.  I thought the "disclamer" was funny though, the value is in the bottle not the contents, yeah right.  Maybe he had to do it that way to sell it on ebay.  Could be a law, I don't know.  :nixweiss:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Fired00d on May 17, 2007, 09:47:41 PM
I knew some of that would be on ebay.  I thought the "disclamer" was funny though, the value is in the bottle not the contents, yeah right.  Maybe he had to do it that way to sell it on ebay.  Could be a law, I don't know.  :nixweiss:
It's an eBay policy see here - Alcohol Policy (http://pages.ebay.com/help/policies/alcohol.html). Where you see "Some Examples" click on "show" to the right of that and a drop down will open.

 :pumpkin:
Ride Safe,
Fired00d
 :fireman:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Tros on May 17, 2007, 09:50:29 PM
It's an eBay policy see here - Alcohol Policy (http://pages.ebay.com/help/policies/alcohol.html). Where you see "Some Examples" click on "show" to the right of that and a drop down will open.

 :pumpkin:
Ride Safe,
Fired00d
 :fireman:

OK, I figured there must have been something that triggered the disclamer.  Thanks.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on May 17, 2007, 09:57:12 PM
OK, I figured there must have been something that triggered the disclamer.  Thanks.

I wont be surprised if it hit $100 before the auction ends, unless they pull the rug out from under him.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Tros on May 17, 2007, 10:16:21 PM
I wont be surprised if it hit $100 before the auction ends, unless they pull the rug out from under him.

At least, could go higher.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: SPIDERMAN on May 17, 2007, 10:29:38 PM
With the stuff you guys are suggesting I can't even buy a sixer. I've invited about 50 people. Which of the top 50 is under $20 a six pack ?
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Tros on May 17, 2007, 10:37:10 PM
With the stuff you guys are suggesting I can't even buy a sixer. I've invited about 50 people. Which of the top 50 is under $20 a six pack ?

More importantly, which ones come in a keg?
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: SPIDERMAN on May 17, 2007, 10:39:36 PM
More importantly, which ones come in a keg?

Beags and I tried this once. For some reason, people drink beer from a keg three times as fast as beer from bottles or cans. We bought a keg for a party. Full keg. Sucker was gone in under 4 hours. Same amount in bottles etc we always have leftover parties the day after.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Tros on May 17, 2007, 10:44:22 PM
Beags and I tried this once. For some reason, people drink beer from a keg three times as fast as beer from bottles or cans. We bought a keg for a party. Full keg. Sucker was gone in under 4 hours. Same amount in bottles etc we always have leftover parties the day after.

Well it makes sense, it is easier to gulp it down from a cup than a bottle.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on May 18, 2007, 09:09:40 AM
Beags and I tried this once. For some reason, people drink beer from a keg three times as fast as beer from bottles or cans. We bought a keg for a party. Full keg. Sucker was gone in under 4 hours. Same amount in bottles etc we always have leftover parties the day after.

Noticed the same thing.  People stand around the keg and drink until its gone.  Put out bottles/cans and people don't drink near as much.  Around here Bud (usually Light) is the keg beer of choice.  Back home it was Millers.  After a few brews, it doesn't seem to matter to most. The ones that are picky usually bring their own anyway.

Good way to spend those insurance bucks BB. 



Damn impressive list Eagle posted.  Most eclectic list I have ever seen.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: naitram on May 18, 2007, 10:06:01 AM
This is as good a place as any to post this considering my plans for the $$$  

The entire time I was in rehab for my knee replacement, the rehab center secretary would not believe my General Dynamics Corporate PPO Health Insurance had $0 co-pay. Since my leg had been cut in half and put back together with a couple of pounds of surgical grade stainless steel, I wasn't in the mood to argue ( too stoned on Percocet as some of you may recall) S'anyway, 3 times a week for 8 weeks I paid the *&((*^&*()( $25. When my health insurance provider paid the bill, no record of the co-pays on the bill from the rehab center. I kept calling and telling them I wanted my money back to no avail. Finally two weeks ago I'd had enough. I called and said I was turning the entire matter over to the Ombudsman for San Diego County in charge of ethics issues at all of the county's hospitals. Got a call from the rehab's head honcho " oh please don't do that, we are in process of refunding your money as we speak "  Got a check today for $582.16 The owed me $600 but deducted some odd change from a recent bill they said I owed a $17.84 co-pay on. (Here we go again) Anyway, pennies from heaven as the saying goes so it's going into my Memorial Day Pool Party / Beer tasting festival. So I'm open to suggestions for unique and heretofore untasted beers.

B B


thats enough $$ to get you to Hoist's next weekend for a tasting of "Naitram's Imperial Red"
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: WFP on May 18, 2007, 10:06:54 AM
Fly to Hoist's for his Memorial Day cookout?  Any Beer with Howie is UNIQUE!

This is as good a place as any to post this considering my plans for the $$$  

The entire time I was in rehab for my knee replacement, the rehab center secretary would not believe my General Dynamics Corporate PPO Health Insurance had $0 co-pay. Since my leg had been cut in half and put back together with a couple of pounds of surgical grade stainless steel, I wasn't in the mood to argue ( too stoned on Percocet as some of you may recall) S'anyway, 3 times a week for 8 weeks I paid the *&((*^&*()( $25. When my health insurance provider paid the bill, no record of the co-pays on the bill from the rehab center. I kept calling and telling them I wanted my money back to no avail. Finally two weeks ago I'd had enough. I called and said I was turning the entire matter over to the Ombudsman for San Diego County in charge of ethics issues at all of the county's hospitals. Got a call from the rehab's head honcho " oh please don't do that, we are in process of refunding your money as we speak "  Got a check today for $582.16 The owed me $600 but deducted some odd change from a recent bill they said I owed a $17.84 co-pay on. (Here we go again) Anyway, pennies from heaven as the saying goes so it's going into my Memorial Day Pool Party / Beer tasting festival. So I'm open to suggestions for unique and heretofore untasted beers.

B B
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: RJ749 on May 18, 2007, 10:45:18 AM
Fly to Hoist's for his Memorial Day cookout?


Works for me, I second the motion :2vrolijk_21:  $294.79

Sunday, May 27, 2007 Leave 
Delta Air Lines 98  Economy Boeing 757 Breakfast 5hr 19min 2432 miles 
Depart:  7:15am morning San Diego, CA
 San Diego Lindberg Fld S.Diego (SAN)  Non-stop 
Arrive: 3:34pm afternoon New York, NY
 New York John F Kennedy Intl (JFK) 

Tuesday, May 29, 2007 Return 
American Airlines 265  Economy 80% on time Boeing 757 Food for purchase 5hr 50min 2432 miles 
Depart:  11:20am
morning New York, NY
 New York John F Kennedy Intl (JFK)  Non-stop 
Arrive: 2:10pm
afternoon San Diego, CA
 San Diego Lindberg Fld S.Diego (SAN) 
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: harley01 on May 18, 2007, 01:59:51 PM
Hey FiredOOd (and other Virginians) Starr Hill (based in Charlottesville) makes a very smooth amber ale. I have not been able to find it in bottles here lately, but I did find it on tap up the road.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Fired00d on May 18, 2007, 02:07:35 PM
Hey FiredOOd (and other Virginians) Starr Hill (based in Charlottesville) makes a very smooth amber ale. I have not been able to find it in bottles here lately, but I did find it on tap up the road.
I've been there before. Don't think I ever tried any of there beers though. :-[ Sounds like a reason to get a ride together. :2vrolijk_21: There is a couple of great places near there to get a great burger that will send your cholesterol into the ozone. ;D U.Va has finished for the year, and after this weekend (graduation) traffic will be minimal around that part of the city.

 :pumpkin:
Ride Safe,
Fired00d
 :fireman:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: SPIDERMAN on May 18, 2007, 04:03:27 PM
OK It's Friday Lets go drink some beer.

 I'm calling Beags and heading to Patrick's Irish Pub

 :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink:

B B
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Smiler on May 18, 2007, 04:07:40 PM
I'm a Stella Artois man nyself althogh I enjoyed Tusker beer in Kenya, Haro in Noethern Ireland (Guiness is fowl) and Red Stripe in the Carrabean - Oh lovely, the drink that makes ugly women beautiful :orange:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Fired00d on May 18, 2007, 04:11:20 PM
OK It's Friday Lets go drink some beer.

 I'm calling Beags and heading to Patrick's Irish Pub

 :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink:

B B
It's already "Beer O'Clock" on the east coast. :2vrolijk_21: Added some bling to bike today and it's impossible to work on bike and not have a :drink: after the job is done to admire your accomplishments.

Have a good time at the pub. :2vrolijk_21:

 :pumpkin:
Ride Safe,
Fired00d
 :fireman:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Smiler on May 18, 2007, 04:13:59 PM
And the same to you...I was hoping to ive my commuter bike a quick oil change tomorrow but it's Cup Final day so a few more bevvies to be sunk in anticipation Man Utd get sunk
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on May 18, 2007, 04:26:26 PM
Beer thirty here in about 5 minutes.

Got a little bike work myself & a beer or 2 afterwards is just what is needed to cap off this Friday.

Happy Friday all!
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: VAZHOG on May 18, 2007, 04:29:11 PM
I'm a Stella Artois man nyself althogh I enjoyed Tusker beer in Kenya, Haro in Noethern Ireland (Guiness is fowl) and Red Stripe in the Carrabean - Oh lovely, the drink that makes ugly women beautiful  :orange:

I thought that was Samual Jackson Beer (Dave C) It'll get ya Drunk!! You'll  be ***K'in Fat Girls before ya know it  ;D

Man I love Beer without it the world wouldn't be so over crowded  :drink: :huepfenlol2:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: SOKOOLJ on May 20, 2007, 09:46:51 PM
Just about last call, gota work in the a.m.  :(
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on May 21, 2007, 12:18:40 AM
Damn impressive list Eagle posted.  Most eclectic list I have ever seen.

Life's too short to step beneath the top 100, and theres no need to, there is enough  in that list to satisfy all tastes.  :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on May 21, 2007, 09:05:43 AM
Life's too short to step beneath the top 100, and theres no need to, there is enough  in that list to satisfy all tastes.  :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink:


One of the deeper questions of life to ponder - never drink beneath the top 100 and forgo drinking beer, due to their unavailability in some (most all around here) venues, or consume beer not on the list?

Pondering......














Still pondering........















Give me just another minute, dammit.................












I have concluded I am much too pedestrian in my beer drinking taste to never go below a top list for my beer consumption.  On a side note I have vowed to NEVER drink Pearl Light again because there is no point to it as best I can tell.






Hmmmm...........

Worst beers?



Anybody care to list beers they have tried and not liked, hated, detested, spit out, etc.?

Pearl Light is a waste of otherwise good water, IMHO.

Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: SOKOOLJ on May 21, 2007, 05:40:39 PM
As a young private back in '88 I lived in an apartment in San Antonio, my nieghbor worked for pearl brewery. She new we were hurting for $$$ and would bring me a 12 pack of pearl light every friday, OMG, that was chit. My wife and I ate ramen and hot dogs just so we could afford formula for the baby. Although I was short on $$$, I gave that chit away to my boys who lived in the barracks. The bride and I would share cheap bottles of Boones...
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Smiler on May 21, 2007, 05:46:01 PM
I thought that was Samual Jackson Beer (Dave C) It'll get ya Drunk!! You'll  be ***K'in Fat Girls before ya know it  ;D

Man I love Beer without it the world wouldn't be so over crowded  :drink: :huepfenlol2:
I had to leave Sam Adams alone, not only ***K'in Fat Girls but I married one!!
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: SOKOOLJ on May 21, 2007, 07:07:36 PM
Smiler,

DUDE, YOUR JUST NOT RIGHT!!! YOU GOT ME ROLLING THOUGH.

Anyway, it's Sam Smith Pale Ale tonight.  :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Smiler on May 22, 2007, 03:23:19 PM
Smiler,

DUDE, YOUR JUST NOT RIGHT!!! YOU GOT ME ROLLING THOUGH.

Anyway, it's Sam Smith Pale Ale tonight.  :drink:

Have a couple for me....
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: harley01 on May 22, 2007, 04:23:38 PM
Smiler,

DUDE, YOUR JUST NOT RIGHT!!! YOU GOT ME ROLLING THOUGH.

Anyway, it's Sam Smith Pale Ale tonight.  :drink:

Funny story: When I lived in the D.C. area there was a tiny little western bar with a pool table and lots of good ole boys. Needless to say Budweiser was the beer of choice at about $4 a pop, but they did have a few micros. There was about a case of Sam Smiths Nut Brown Ale in the fridge that nobody would touch. The bartender offered to sell it to us for $2 a bottle and we finished it up by the end of the week.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: 2006_CVO_HD on May 22, 2007, 09:35:41 PM
Belgian Style White Ale......

 :cucumber: !!!!!!Blue Moon!!!!!!  :cucumber:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on May 23, 2007, 09:03:10 AM
Belgian Style White Ale......

 :cucumber: !!!!!!Blue Moon!!!!!!  :cucumber:

May is a Blue Moon month - in consideration, Blue Moon consumption is indicated.   Mmmmmmmmmmmmm! :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: harley01 on May 23, 2007, 10:42:43 AM
May is a Blue Moon month - in consideration, Blue Moon consumption is indicated.   Mmmmmmmmmmmmm! :drink:

The Blue Moon Nut Brown ale was also good, but I think it has been discontinued. The White Ale on tap is excellent.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on May 23, 2007, 01:02:40 PM
The Blue Moon Nut Brown ale was also good, but I think it has been discontinued. The White Ale on tap is excellent.



Blue moon month - second full moon on May 31.  The White Ale is very good.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: 2006_CVO_HD on May 23, 2007, 03:08:49 PM
The White Ale on tap is excellent.

Where have you been able to locate it on tap? All that can be found here is the 12 ounce glass bottles......
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Smiler on May 23, 2007, 05:59:45 PM
Belgian Style White Ale......

 :cucumber: !!!!!!Blue Moon!!!!!!  :cucumber:

Nahhh, only puffs drink that - over here it's a girls drink and for he-men called Cecil
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on May 23, 2007, 07:19:10 PM
Nahhh, only puffs drink that - over here it's a girls drink and for he-men called Cecil

I'm with you on that one Smiler, never cared for that style, tastes like old stale yack piss to me  :puke:

Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Rufus on May 23, 2007, 07:27:51 PM
I'm with you on that one Smiler, never cared for that style, tastes like old stale yack piss to me   :puke:



Did the Tibeten Sherpa's get you to try that while you were in the Himalaya's . I've heard they do that so they don't have to carry water up the mountainside

Rufus
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: 2006_CVO_HD on May 23, 2007, 08:20:41 PM
tastes like old stale yack piss to me  :puke: 

:oops:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: SOKOOLJ on May 23, 2007, 08:41:48 PM
If you want a great alterate to Blue Moon try Hoegarten, it is much more complex in flavor, a nice head with staying power, and best of all it is not bitter like blue moon.Oh, and did I mention you don't need the girly orange slice to go with it.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: SPIDERMAN on May 23, 2007, 09:47:48 PM
Stockin up the fridge under the patio canopy ( any one counting how many threads I've worked that into? )  with primo beer for the big beer tasting extravaganza on Sunday. Come home today and one of my Fat Tires is gone. What the ???????
Usually it's the gardener and I know cause he leaves the bottle on one of the tables. No bottle. My son of a bitch wierd ass neighbor sneaks over in the middle of the night and steals my beer every now and then when his wife won't give him the car keys or buy him more. I gonna set a trap for the snivelin, theivin rat

B B
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: naitram on May 23, 2007, 09:49:52 PM
(http://www.sftt.org/JPG/beer_trap.jpg)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: SPIDERMAN on May 23, 2007, 09:50:36 PM
(http://www.sftt.org/JPG/beer_trap.jpg)

Freakin Awesome Neal, where do I get one ?

B B
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: naitram on May 23, 2007, 09:52:26 PM
i think thats a self-fabrication job
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: SPIDERMAN on May 23, 2007, 11:05:42 PM
i think thats a self-fabrication job

Oh well, another good idea gone. I'd drink all the beer in the fridge in the process of building the damn thing then there wouldn't be any need. Weird how the neighbor knows when I've stocked up. I gotta catch him at it somehow.

Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on May 23, 2007, 11:15:35 PM
If you want a great alterate to Blue Moon try Hoegarten, it is much more complex in flavor, a nice head with staying power, and best of all it is not bitter like blue moon.Oh, and did I mention you don't need the girly orange slice to go with it.

I would have to agree, coors blue moon is the weakest example of this beer style, in addition to Hoegaarden Wit, you can also try, Vuuve 5, Blanche de Bruges, Blanche de Bruxelles, Brugs Tarwebier, Sterkens White Ale, Celis White (now made in Michigan), Blanche de Brooklyn, Great Lakes Holy Moses, Unibroue Blanche de Chambly.

There’s one significant flavor of this style, and that’s tartness or sourness. The fashion for very sour white beers has passed, and neither customers nor judges are likely to welcome its return, but a little sourness agreeably dries the flavor and seems to boost the contribution of the orange and the hops.

Traditionally, of course, the sourness came from a lactobacillus infection of some sort (old stale yack piss). At least one producer today inoculates the beer with a lactobacillus culture after primary fermentation, then pasteurizes to arrest its action when the desired degree of sourness is reached. Without this, it would continue to sour, with unpredictable results. Many commercial brewers are appalled at the idea of deliberately introducing a lactic culture into their brewing environment; such cultures have a way of being easier to introduce than to get rid of.

for me, it is this infection and the introduction of spices (especially orange & coriander) which lead to my conflict with this style
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Smiler on May 24, 2007, 01:01:51 AM
If you want a great alterate to Blue Moon try Hoegarten, it is much more complex in flavor, a nice head with staying power, and best of all it is not bitter like blue moon.Oh, and did I mention you don't need the girly orange slice to go with it.
Hoegarden isn't bad but it's not my taste, I prefer Leffe blonde at 6%alc, I have tried the brune (8%) but I kept falling over, I must have been on a hill or something........ :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink:
Cheers guys
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: SOKOOLJ on May 24, 2007, 08:23:32 AM
EAGLE1,

 It's what I love about this site so much, I learn more than just bikes. I couldn't have read a better post about white ales if I were to read posts on a dozen Brew sites. Believe me, besides OCD, brew is becoming my second hobby.

SOKOOL

I still think that IPA is king...love them hops!!!
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on May 24, 2007, 08:26:37 AM
If you want a great alterate to Blue Moon try Hoegarten, it is much more complex in flavor, a nice head with staying power, and best of all it is not bitter like blue moon.Oh, and did I mention you don't need the girly orange slice to go with it.

Hoergarten is very good.

On the subject of orange slices, lime slices, lemon slices, etc. in beer  :nixweiss: :


WTF!!?? 


I toss them all aside. No orange/lime/lemon squeezings in my beer, dammit.  If I wanted to drink lime juice or orange juice, I would have ordered lime juice or orange juice.  Sheese. Might as well float ice cubes in the damn glass of tap as far as I am concerned.  Fruitcake fruit marketers screwing up measly tasting beers sometimes, with exceptions.  I see lime slices in lots of good Mexican beers and have no clue why anybody wants that in their beer.  I quit drinking Corona many years ago - that might be the exception due to the yuck factor.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on May 24, 2007, 08:28:10 AM
I would have to agree, coors blue moon is the weakest example of this beer style, in addition to Hoegaarden Wit, you can also try, Vuuve 5, Blanche de Bruges, Blanche de Bruxelles, Brugs Tarwebier, Sterkens White Ale, Celis White (now made in Michigan), Blanche de Brooklyn, Great Lakes Holy Moses, Unibroue Blanche de Chambly.

There’s one significant flavor of this style, and that’s tartness or sourness. The fashion for very sour white beers has passed, and neither customers nor judges are likely to welcome its return, but a little sourness agreeably dries the flavor and seems to boost the contribution of the orange and the hops.

Traditionally, of course, the sourness came from a lactobacillus infection of some sort (old stale yack piss). At least one producer today inoculates the beer with a lactobacillus culture after primary fermentation, then pasteurizes to arrest its action when the desired degree of sourness is reached. Without this, it would continue to sour, with unpredictable results. Many commercial brewers are appalled at the idea of deliberately introducing a lactic culture into their brewing environment; such cultures have a way of being easier to introduce than to get rid of.

for me, it is this infection and the introduction of spices (especially orange & coriander) which lead to my conflict with this style



Excellent white Ale info.  Beer is more than a hobby for you, obviously.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: SOKOOLJ on May 24, 2007, 09:40:34 AM

Excellent white Ale info.  Beer is more than a hobby for you, obviously.

iski, you obviously must have missed EAGLE1's posting on page two of this thread, the man has the home brew set up to die for...scroll to page tw and salivate.
Thanks EAGLE1.

SOKOOL
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on May 24, 2007, 09:50:47 AM
iski, you obviously must have missed EAGLE1's posting on page two of this thread, the man has the home brew set up to die for...scroll to page tw and salivate.
Thanks EAGLE1.

SOKOOL

Sometimes my understatements are much too understated, SOKOOL.  EAGLE1 has the ultimate home brew set up and a knowledge of beers that only comes from years of quaffing multitudes of excellent varieties of the amber nectar of the gods.  His and others contributions to this thread are simply amazing.  Beer and bikes have always gone together for me from the very first.

One of my friends here has a home brew set up that is somewhat similar - a brew room in his home (not in the basement) & all the stainless equipment, etc. Around 100-150 gallons a year or so is what I recall as his production. I just drink the stuff & enjoy the efforts of the artisans of the craft. :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: SOKOOLJ on May 25, 2007, 09:00:50 AM
Hey iski, I sure wish I had the time and endless $$$ flow to get to that level of nectar making. Onc I deplete this endless list for the scoot I may go there. But for now it's...

Cam
Traxxion
STR8
TMAT
Pipes
and...

Not necessarily in that order.
But till then, I'll settle for my brew by the case.

SOKOOL
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on May 25, 2007, 02:28:09 PM
Sometimes my understatements are much too understated, SOKOOL.  EAGLE1 has the ultimate home brew set up and a knowledge of beers that only comes from years of quaffing multitudes of excellent varieties of the amber nectar of the gods.  His and others contributions to this thread are simply amazing.  Beer and bikes have always gone together for me from the very first.

One of my friends here has a home brew set up that is somewhat similar - a brew room in his home (not in the basement) & all the stainless equipment, etc. Around 100-150 gallons a year or so is what I recall as his production. I just drink the stuff & enjoy the efforts of the artisans of the craft. :drink:

Thanks Guys, and you are right I have quaffed multitudes of the amber nectar, it's the only way to learn about the stuff, (tough job isn't it) ;) there will always be some you don't like, but it's still interesting to find out how a particular style is formulated. I have been going to "The Great Taste of the Midwest"  for the last 12 yrs. straight, Festival goers have a chance to sample over 400 different beers from 100 different breweries and brewpubs from nine states. The Great Taste is the second longest running craft beer festival in North America, second in longevity only to the Great American Beer Festival. A huge Brewmaster at the event one year was wearing a shirt that said NEVER TRUST A SKINNY BREWER  :huepfenlol2: :huepfenlol2: funny but true, I thought, with a gut like that he has to know what he's FRICKIN doing.  :2vrolijk_21: :2vrolijk_21:

Well It is Beer Friday!!!!!!!!!!! and I have already started enjoying some of the 20 gal. of beer that I brewed for this Holiday Weekend, we are having my daughter's 9th Birthday party tommorrow, and I hope there is some left for the (adult) guests.  :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink:  :huepfenjump3: :huepfenjump3:

(http://www.cvoharley.com/smf/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=13805.0;attach=32211;image)

Have A Fun & Safe Holiday Weekend my Beer Drinkin Bro's  :2vrolijk_21:

EAGLE1
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: SPIDERMAN on May 26, 2007, 08:39:10 PM
Tomorrow's the big day. Spiderman's Annual Memorial Day Pool Season Opener and 1st Annual Beer Tasting Party. From what I'm hearing we're gonna have some brands that run close to $10 a bottle. With the folks that are invited this promises to be an extravaganza of liquid proportions. Maybe Beagle will take some pics and post em on Monday. I'll try to get a run down of what we had for beer.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: naitram on May 30, 2007, 04:59:09 PM
naitram's red was well recieved ad Hoist's BBQ Bash. brought a case and it dissappeared PDQ.

time to brew up a new batch to have ready in time for Q's Aug bash
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on May 30, 2007, 07:13:55 PM
The beer supply at the top of Lookout Mountain in Georgia for Memorial Day was not plentiful, but it did include Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.     :drink: :drink: :drink:

Others had better libations for the weekend from reading this thread, but after a couple or so by the campfire, SNPA was just right.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: naitram on May 30, 2007, 09:10:56 PM
i like SNPA on tap but never cared for it in a bottle
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: ccr on May 31, 2007, 06:38:35 AM
i like SNPA on tap but never cared for it in a bottle

The beer supply at the top of Lookout Mountain in Georgia for Memorial Day was not plentiful, but it did include Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.     :drink: :drink: :drink:

Others had better libations for the weekend from reading this thread, but after a couple or so by the campfire, SNPA was just right.

If I were sitting on top of Lookout Mountain, and the supply of beer was not plentiful, I'd love the heck out of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale while sitting by the campfire. 

 :huepfenjump3: :bananarock: :cherry:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: BalDeagle on May 31, 2007, 07:13:33 AM
I've now decided that I like a famous Red Beer brewed by a great little company called Naitram Brewing Inc. down in Marlborough !

 :beerchug:

Nige
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: naitram on May 31, 2007, 10:35:32 AM
I've now decided that I like a famous Red Beer brewed by a great little company called Naitram Brewing Inc. down in Marlborough !

 :beerchug:

Nige

only problem with those small companies is you never know when that flavor will be available again.... i think naitram brewing is planning an IPA style for its next batch
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: BalDeagle on May 31, 2007, 10:44:00 AM
Goldarn small Companies, always messing with your head!!

 :o

Nige
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: naitram on May 31, 2007, 10:48:44 AM
Goldarn small Companies, always messing with your head!!

 :o

Nige

so far all batches have been from existing recipies, naitram brewing is about ready to start trying to create its own recipies
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: BalDeagle on May 31, 2007, 10:57:45 AM
so far all batches have been from existing recipies, naitram brewing is about ready to start trying to create its own recipies

If you need a tester from across the pond to assist in tasting your new brewskis you need to look no further  ::)

Not too sure if you should go into pastry making though !!!

 :P

Nige
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on May 31, 2007, 11:02:54 AM
If I were sitting on top of Lookout Mountain, and the supply of beer was not plentiful, I'd love the heck out of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale while sitting by the campfire. 

 :huepfenjump3: :bananarock: :cherry:

Mrs. WeCVO it was not all that tough to make do with what beer available.  A crackling campfire, my lovely wife, and good friends make for a most pleasant evening. Others had that spiffy Naitram's Red though, so of course I am somewhat jealous of their liquid libations.  Then I read about the recipe/formula exploration plans and for some reason have a hankering to ride north.....               
:huepfenjump3: :bananarock: :cherry:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: SPIDERMAN on May 31, 2007, 08:13:51 PM
I like JW Dundee's Honey Brown Ale I bought (among others) for the beer fest this past weekend. Discovered one thing for sure in working my way through 21 different kinds -  - - I like sweet beer. Had Some Coronado Brewing Company Orange Ave Ale with my sprouts and avacado for lunch. WFP's been there, guess it was all he got to see when he was out this way. Anyway it's like Orangeboom.  :)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: WFP on May 31, 2007, 08:24:53 PM
Didn't have orange beer when I was there!

I must be honest, I really don't go out of my way for these fruits and vegetables beers like Blueberry, Pumpkin, woodchuck cider etc. but I will drink it.  I will try any beer at least once but I get in a rut...when Curley's (before it burned down) had Magic Hat #9 that is what I would have...when their last keg kicked, I didn't feel like the replacement, Sam Adams Summer, I couldn't decide, so for now, I have been having a bottle of bud.

/Bill


I like JW Dundee's Honey Brown Ale I bought (among others) for the beer fest this past weekend. Discovered one thing for sure in working my way through 21 different kinds -  - - I like sweet beer. Had Some Coronado Brewing Company Orange Ave Ale with my sprouts and avacado for lunch. WFP's been there, guess it was all he got to see when he was out this way. Anyway it's like Orangeboom.  :)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: SOKOOLJ on May 31, 2007, 09:38:45 PM
Today's purchase was some Anchor Steam out of San Fran. Hear it's good...we'll see. Should be a good weekend for beer though. Saturday is the 4th Brews and Blues fest here.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: SPIDERMAN on May 31, 2007, 10:09:00 PM
Today's purchase was some Anchor Steam out of San Fran. Hear it's good...we'll see. Should be a good weekend for beer though. Saturday is the 4th Brews and Blues fest here.
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Good tap beer. If it bottles well you've got a keeper.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: RJ749 on June 01, 2007, 12:43:46 AM
Hey, I picked up a new one for me here in New Zealand.  Instead of TGIF they take a POET'S day.

Sounds a bit snobbish I guess.

P: Piss

O: Off

E: Early

T: Tomorrow's

S: Saturday     :drink: :drink: :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: BalDeagle on June 01, 2007, 06:22:07 AM
I picked up a couple of bottles when I was with Hoist and Binx last weekend.

One was called Double Bast**d and the other was called Arrogant Bast**d !

The guy in the store told me they were good, but I only bought them for the labels. Are they worth drinking ??

 :-\

Nige
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: REGGAB on June 01, 2007, 06:42:14 AM
I'll stick with Yuengling.......all of them........Lager, Black & Tan, Light.........they're all good..........and tax free at the Class VI on Redstone Arsenal.  Besides, it is America's oldest brewery.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on June 01, 2007, 09:01:27 AM
Today's purchase was some Anchor Steam out of San Fran. Hear it's good...we'll see. Should be a good weekend for beer though. Saturday is the 4th Brews and Blues fest here.

Bet you will like this one.  Anchor has a Stout as well - not for all tastes but sometimes a bottle of Stout caps the evening off best.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on June 01, 2007, 09:03:45 AM
I'll stick with Yuengling.......all of them........Lager, Black & Tan, Light.........they're all good..........and tax free at the Class VI on Redstone Arsenal.  Besides, it is America's oldest brewery.

Yuengling Lager is usually in my beer fridge.  Bud drinkers seem to mostly be ok with it too.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Fired00d on June 01, 2007, 10:31:55 AM
Yuengling Lager is usually in my beer fridge.  Bud drinkers seem to mostly be ok with it too.
I tried one of these the other day after someone mentioned that it was the oldest brewery in the US. I liked it and will probably add a few bottles of it in the beer fridge myself.

 :pumpkin:
Ride Safe,
Fired00d
 :fireman:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on June 01, 2007, 10:34:42 AM
I tried one of these the other day after someone mentioned that it was the oldest brewery in the US. I liked it and will probably add a few bottles of it in the beer fridge myself.

 :pumpkin:
Ride Safe,
Fired00d
 :fireman:

dood, it seems to be ok with most folks who usually drink Bud or Coors or  ? whatever.  Plus, compared to some brands, it is relatively inexpensive around here. 


Shiner Bock for tonight, no doubt. An old trusty favorite.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: SPIDERMAN on June 01, 2007, 02:20:55 PM
I picked up a couple of bottles when I was with Hoist and Binx last weekend.

One was called Double Bast**d and the other was called Arrogant Bast**d !

The guy in the store told me they were good, but I only bought them for the labels. Are they worth drinking ??

 :-\

Nige

Nige,
         These are big favorites of Beagle and Hank. Only reason we didn't have at the beer tasting last weekend was we'd all had plenty in the past. They are very good.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: REGGAB on June 01, 2007, 02:41:02 PM
dood, it seems to be ok with most folks who usually drink Bud or Coors or  ? whatever.  Plus, compared to some brands, it is relatively inexpensive around here. 


Shiner Bock for tonight, no doubt. An old trusty favorite.

I'm not much for the Anheuser-Busch/Coors products, but I do like Yuengling.  Very good beer.  Redstone Arsenal class VI carries the Lager, Black and Tan, and the Light.  I normally keep a healthy supply of all three in my fridge.  Other than that, the only other adult beverages in my house are vodka, since Renea likes it, and of course.........anything by The Glenlivet.  I picked up a bottle of 15 year old french oak cask and a bottle of 18 year old 2 nights ago at the class VI.  Love the single malts.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Hoist! on June 01, 2007, 02:44:51 PM
I'm not much for the Anheuser-Busch/Coors products, but I do like Yuengling.  Very good beer.  Redstone Arsenal class VI carries the Lager, Black and Tan, and the Light.  I normally keep a healthy supply of all three in my fridge.  Other than that, the only other adult beverages in my house are vodka, since Renea likes it, and of course.........anything by The Glenlivet.  I picked up a bottle of 15 year old french oak cask and a bottle of 18 year old 2 nights ago at the class VI.  Love the single malts.

Hey Henry, you just made best friends with Nige now! ;) Hoist! 8)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: REGGAB on June 01, 2007, 02:47:23 PM
Hey Henry, you just made best friends with Nige now! ;) Hoist! 8)

He's welcome anytime!  I keep a healthy inventory on hand.........and there are no carrying costs.  ;) 8) :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on June 01, 2007, 02:53:54 PM
I'm not much for the Anheuser-Busch/Coors products, but I do like Yuengling.  Very good beer.  Redstone Arsenal class VI carries the Lager, Black and Tan, and the Light.  I normally keep a healthy supply of all three in my fridge.  Other than that, the only other adult beverages in my house are vodka, since Renea likes it, and of course.........anything by The Glenlivet.  I picked up a bottle of 15 year old french oak cask and a bottle of 18 year old 2 nights ago at the class VI.  Love the single malts.

Not much on Coors or A/B either but will drink Amber Bock when in a bar with miserly pickins.  Tequilla is the white nectar of the gods we prefer. 

For the last few years have been drinking lots of different brands of beers.  Some are surprisingly good and others are not. Its all subjective.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: REGGAB on June 01, 2007, 03:27:34 PM
Not much on Coors or A/B either but will drink Amber Bock when in a bar with miserly pickins.  Tequilla is the white nectar of the gods we prefer. 

For the last few years have been drinking lots of different brands of beers.  Some are surprisingly good and others are not. Its all subjective.

Agreed!  It is a matter of taste. :2vrolijk_21:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on June 01, 2007, 03:47:46 PM
Speaking of taste, in 13 minutes it will be beer thirty here in the Bug Infested Smoke Filled Jungle of Mouse House Tourist Fleecers with Occasional Stray Alligator and Shark Attacks.

Todays libation is:

(http://www.ratebeer.com/beerimages/full_size/909.jpg)


Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm.........



Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: REGGAB on June 01, 2007, 04:03:55 PM
Speaking of taste, in 13 minutes it will be beer thirty here in the Bug Infested Smoke Filled Jungle of Mouse House Tourist Fleecers with Occasional Stray Alligator and Shark Attacks.

Todays libation is:

(http://www.ratebeer.com/beerimages/full_size/909.jpg)


Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm.........





Dude I drank my share of that stuff at Fort Hood, TX when I went through the AH-64D Longbow Unit Fielding and Training Program.  That was 8 years ago..............and I've slept since then, so I don't remember if it is good in comparison to Yuengling or not.  :2vrolijk_21:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: SOKOOLJ on June 11, 2007, 01:44:11 PM
Looks like we missed this last week. Stocked up today with:

Red Hook's "LONG HAMMER IPA"
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on June 11, 2007, 02:08:07 PM
Looks like we missed this last week. Stocked up today with:

Red Hook's "LONG HAMMER IPA"

Long Hammer IPA - something tells me I might have some trouble finding that around here.  It was a Yuengling weekend - a long one.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on June 11, 2007, 02:09:37 PM
Dude I drank my share of that stuff at Fort Hood, TX when I went through the AH-64D Longbow Unit Fielding and Training Program.  That was 8 years ago..............and I've slept since then, so I don't remember if it is good in comparison to Yuengling or not.  :2vrolijk_21:

Different than Yuengling - I like Shiner Bock better.   My Mom & Dad lived in Copperas Cove for a while. 
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on June 15, 2007, 02:38:00 PM
Todays posts, the afternoon variety, have been brought to you by:

(http://img.epinions.com/images/opti/9a/e7/Becks_Dark-resized200.jpg)

If you ride an 07 CVO and wonder what it would be like to ride an 08 CVO, then

(http://img.epinions.com/images/opti/9a/e7/Becks_Dark-resized200.jpg)

is the beer for you.    ;D ;D ;D


Remember, drink responsibly and often.  Or often and responsibly.  I forget which one it is.  Maybe its both.   :nixweiss:

Cheers, Happy Friday and Happy Weekend all!   :drink: :drink: :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Hoist! on June 15, 2007, 02:45:14 PM
I thought so! That sure explains a lot iski! ;) This Beck's for you! :drink: Hoist! 8)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: WFP on June 15, 2007, 02:51:08 PM
Anne brought home some Yeungling Lager from her trip to Jersey this week...
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: ccr on June 15, 2007, 02:59:27 PM
Sucks she has to travel, Bonus that she brings home good beer.  Jamey and I are both fond of Yeungling Lager.  Happy Friday to everyone. 

 :cherry:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Hoist! on June 15, 2007, 03:07:28 PM
And a Happy Beer Guzzling Father's Day to all you drunken dads out there! :drink: :drink: :drink: Hoist! 8) (Now you know ehere my name comes from!) ;)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Midnight Rider on June 15, 2007, 03:30:10 PM
Tried some of this a couple of weeks ago..their others are good as well.  This smells like fresh Blueberrys, but the taste is very subtle, with a nice crisp finish.  Quite good

Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Talon on June 15, 2007, 03:39:57 PM
Happy Fathers Day!!!
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: naitram on June 15, 2007, 06:14:10 PM
tonight we have

(http://www.ratebeer.com/beerimages/37195.jpg)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Hoist! on June 15, 2007, 06:30:25 PM
tonight we have

(http://www.ratebeer.com/beerimages/37195.jpg)

Neal, I'm getting thirtsy for some of that home brew! Might have to take a ride up there for an emergency Red Ale fix! ;) Hoist! 8)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: naitram on June 15, 2007, 07:29:57 PM
sorry man, i'm out of red but hope to get a brew started this weekend. you stiull welcome to drop in. we can find you aq nice micro-brew to try
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: SPIDERMAN on June 15, 2007, 07:42:57 PM
My beer of choice on this beautiful San Diego Friday afternoon is DW Dundee's Honey Brown - - - - - with maybe a Negro Modelo thrown in just to break the pace.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Hoist! on June 15, 2007, 07:52:37 PM
sorry man, i'm out of red but hope to get a brew started this weekend. you stiull welcome to drop in. we can find you aq nice micro-brew to try

Sounds like a good reason to take a ride to MA! We'll see what the next few weekends look like. What's good for you? Hoist! 8)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: naitram on June 15, 2007, 07:56:10 PM
hti or miss the next few weeks, then off to nelson
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Hoist! on June 15, 2007, 08:11:15 PM
hti or miss the next few weeks, then off to nelson

Me too. I'll call you over the weekend. Hoist! 8)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on June 19, 2007, 10:13:26 PM
Todays posts, the afternoon variety, have been brought to you by:

(http://img.epinions.com/images/opti/9a/e7/Becks_Dark-resized200.jpg)

If you ride an 07 CVO and wonder what it would be like to ride an 08 CVO, then

(http://img.epinions.com/images/opti/9a/e7/Becks_Dark-resized200.jpg)

is the beer for you.    ;D ;D ;D


Remember, drink responsibly and often.  Or often and responsibly.  I forget which one it is.  Maybe its both.   :nixweiss:

Cheers, Happy Friday and Happy Weekend all!   :drink: :drink: :drink:

That use to be my beer of choice in college, we had a local bar that had the stuff on tap, wow was that the bomb, I was there every day to get my fix of the stuff. 10 times better on tap than in bottles for some reason, I will still grab a spack once in a while, for old time sake but the fixation has worn off over the years, especially since I cant get it on tap locally.  :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: naitram on June 19, 2007, 10:23:28 PM
i started a new batch of brew over the weekend. i took all of the recipes that i have made and and tried to pull out the parts that i liked best. this should be a good blend of a Red and an IPA 3 kinds of hops in the boild and plans for a 4th to be dry hoped
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on June 20, 2007, 12:17:11 AM
i started a new batch of brew over the weekend. i took all of the recipes that i have made and and tried to pull out the parts that i liked best. this should be a good blend of a Red and an IPA 3 kinds of hops in the boild and plans for a 4th to be dry hoped

naitram,

sounds good man, but you know there's a big margin of bittering units between a red and an IPA, a red is usually around 20-30 IBU's, where as an IPA is from 30-60 IBU's, so its a good idea to establish a target IBU before you start, and knowing what your hop utilization factor is the key to hitting that target. each hop variety has a different alpha acid percentage, and depending on the density of the wort a different extraction rate based on the time of boil, so in order to get what you want you need to do the math and figure out exactly how many ounces of each hop and how long they will boil in order to hit your target IBU for the style of beer you are going after. or you could just wing it and through in a little of this and a little of that  :huepfenlol2: :huepfenlol2: :huepfenlol2:

Good luck Bro, Happy brewing, and remember Relax dont worry have a homebrew  :2vrolijk_21:  :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: WFP on June 20, 2007, 06:54:51 AM
This is too much like work...I much prefer to drink the stuff!

naitram,

sounds good man, but you know there's a big margin of bittering units between a red and an IPA, a red is usually around 20-30 IBU's, where as an IPA is from 30-60 IBU's, so its a good idea to establish a target IBU before you start, and knowing what your hop utilization factor is the key to hitting that target. each hop variety has a different alpha acid percentage, and depending on the density of the wort a different extraction rate based on the time of boil, so in order to get what you want you need to do the math and figure out exactly how many ounces of each hop and how long they will boil in order to hit your target IBU for the style of beer you are going after. or you could just wing it and through in a little of this and a little of that  :huepfenlol2: :huepfenlol2: :huepfenlol2:

Good luck Bro, Happy brewing, and remember Relax dont worry have a homebrew  :2vrolijk_21:  :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on June 20, 2007, 07:05:10 AM
Tried some of this a couple of weeks ago..their others are good as well.  This smells like fresh Blueberrys, but the taste is very subtle, with a nice crisp finish.  Quite good



Locally Sweetwater 420 is on tap @ Teds Montana Grill.  Some folks on our mountain ride REALLY liked this brew, but not my favorite.  Will give this one a try - evidently Sweetwater has quite a following around Atlanta.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on June 20, 2007, 07:15:18 AM
That use to be my beer of choice in college, we had a local bar that had the stuff on tap, wow was that the bomb, I was there every day to get my fix of the stuff. 10 times better on tap than in bottles for some reason, I will still grab a spack once in a while, for old time sake but the fixation has worn off over the years, especially since I cant get it on tap locally.  :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink:

Since I am a bottle beer drinker, Negra Modelo, Becks, Dos XX's, Shiner Bock, Yuengling and a few others are "regulars" in the beer fridge.  Others rotate in and out depending on my mood or stuff I read here and there.  About time for some more Grolsch & Pilsner Urquell.  Agreed that most all is better on tap. I have no tap next to the pool, but I can float over on the lazy Saturday or Sunday afternoon to grab a bottle of amber nectar from a strategically placed cooler with relative ease.  Its even easier if a relative is there to hand me one though.


Kudos to those who brew their own - maybe someday I will as well.   :drink: :drink: :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Fired00d on June 20, 2007, 09:43:23 AM
naitram,

sounds good man, but you know there's a big margin of bittering units between a red and an IPA, a red is usually around 20-30 IBU's, where as an IPA is from 30-60 IBU's, so its a good idea to establish a target IBU before you start, and knowing what your hop utilization factor is the key to hitting that target. each hop variety has a different alpha acid percentage, and depending on the density of the wort a different extraction rate based on the time of boil, so in order to get what you want you need to do the math and figure out exactly how many ounces of each hop and how long they will boil in order to hit your target IBU for the style of beer you are going after. or you could just wing it and through in a little of this and a little of that  :huepfenlol2: :huepfenlol2: :huepfenlol2:

Good luck Bro, Happy brewing, and remember Relax dont worry have a homebrew  :2vrolijk_21:  :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink:
This is too much like work...I much prefer to drink the stuff!

No Chit!!!!! Sometimes I have hard enough time getting to the fridge to get another one out. :D

 :pumpkin:
Ride Safe,
Fired00d
 :fireman:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on June 20, 2007, 09:46:51 AM
No Chit!!!!! Sometimes I have hard enough time getting to the fridge to get another one out. :D

 :pumpkin:
Ride Safe,
Fired00d
 :fireman:

I purchased a small beer fridge, strategically placed in the den, for that very reason.   ;D
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: naitram on June 20, 2007, 10:59:56 AM
naitram,

sounds good man, but you know there's a big margin of bittering units between a red and an IPA, a red is usually around 20-30 IBU's, where as an IPA is from 30-60 IBU's, so its a good idea to establish a target IBU before you start, and knowing what your hop utilization factor is the key to hitting that target. each hop variety has a different alpha acid percentage, and depending on the density of the wort a different extraction rate based on the time of boil, so in order to get what you want you need to do the math and figure out exactly how many ounces of each hop and how long they will boil in order to hit your target IBU for the style of beer you are going after. or you could just wing it and through in a little of this and a little of that  :huepfenlol2: :huepfenlol2: :huepfenlol2:

Good luck Bro, Happy brewing, and remember Relax dont worry have a homebrew  :2vrolijk_21:  :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink:

going with the "wing it" method, writing it down as i go, if i like it then i'll do it the same next time if not then i'll adjust. dont even know how to measure an IBU just know what i like for taste

will have a total of 6oz of hops used for 5 gallons
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Talon on June 20, 2007, 03:21:43 PM
I'm in Rancho Cordova, CA this week, went into a roadhouse, they had Longhammer on tap, tried it out, not bad! I like hops!!!!
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on June 21, 2007, 01:11:21 AM
going with the "wing it" method, writing it down as i go, if i like it then i'll do it the same next time if not then i'll adjust. dont even know how to measure an IBU just know what i like for taste

will have a total of 6oz of hops used for 5 gallons

I went that route for a while, but the problem is its unpredictable, no two hops are alike, so adding 1 oz of an alpha 12% hop and adding 1 oz of an alpha 3% hop will have a huge difference in the total bittering you are trying to achieve, Knowing how to measure an IBU isn't what's important, IBU's allow you to establish a measure on to all hops, which will allow you to mix and match any variety of hops and still maintain the same bittering. There are many programs out there for recipe formulation which will allow you to do this on the fly, I personally use pro-mash, and there is even the archaic brewers hop slide rule.



Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on June 21, 2007, 07:08:10 AM
I went that route for a while, but the problem is its unpredictable, no two hops are alike, so adding 1 oz of an alpha 12% hop and adding 1 oz of an alpha 3% hop will have a huge difference in the total bittering you are trying to achieve, Knowing how to measure an IBU isn't what's important, IBU's allow you to establish a measure on to all hops, which will allow you to mix and match any variety of hops and still maintain the same bittering. There are many programs out there for recipe formulation which will allow you to do this on the fly, I personally use pro-mash, and there is even the archaic brewers hop slide rule.





Is there a matching brewer's hop pocket protector?  Sorry, just could not resist.

Ahhhh, my old school days and the slide rule.  If only it could have been a hops slide rule, I would have been much more interested.

Is the IBU similar to a PH measurement?  I work in the food biz, non-alcohol, and PH plays a big factor in overall taste.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: naitram on June 21, 2007, 09:34:00 AM
i made my hop choices based on past IPA recipies i have made. so hopefully they will all work together.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: RJ749 on June 22, 2007, 02:38:33 AM
Some thoughts for Friday's thread on beer, brought to you from our friends at Miller Brewing................
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Smiler on June 22, 2007, 12:35:45 PM
Some thoughts for Friday's thread on beer, brought to you from our friends at Miller Brewing................


That's just what I needed to start off Friday night;D
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: RJ749 on June 22, 2007, 12:40:12 PM


That's just what I needed to start off Friday night;D

Have a few pints for me Smiler :2vrolijk_21:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Smiler on June 22, 2007, 12:43:52 PM
Have a few pints for me Smiler :2vrolijk_21:

only a few?
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: BayouBiker on June 22, 2007, 12:53:38 PM
Some thoughts for Friday's thread on beer, brought to you from our friends at Miller Brewing................

OMG, I laughed so hard, beer came out my nose..... :beerchug:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: RJ749 on June 22, 2007, 01:14:15 PM
only a few?

few = number of your choice (more than one is my only requirement) :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on June 22, 2007, 06:24:50 PM
few = number of your choice (more than one is my only requirement) :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink:

I'm only having one beer tonight....honestly  :evilgrin:  :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: naitram on June 23, 2007, 10:41:01 PM
moved my latest batch from bucket "A" to bucket "B" today. sample tastes like this recipie should have some good potentail
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: RJ749 on June 25, 2007, 12:10:58 PM
I believe, in these difficult and mean-spirited times in which we live, there needs to be a message of Hope.

We can all use a single image that speaks to us of love, harmony, peace, and joy.

An image that suggests the universality of us all.

I have been sent that image, and I want to share it with you all.

All I ask that all of you take a moment to reflect on it.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Chief on June 25, 2007, 12:18:55 PM
I believe, in these difficult and mean-spirited times in which we live, there needs to be a message of Hope.

We can all use a single image that speaks to us of love, harmony, peace, and joy.

An image that suggests the universality of us all.

I have been sent that image, and I want to share it with you all.

All I ask that all of you take a moment to reflect on it.

Phew, that was a close one. I saw the rainbow and thought we were headed into another gay discussion. Thank god for beer.  :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Talon on June 25, 2007, 03:36:23 PM
Quote for Ben Franklin

    "Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy."    
                                 :pineapple:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Gettinold on June 25, 2007, 05:40:45 PM
Quote for Ben Franklin

    [b]"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy."  [/b]   
                                 :pineapple:
I'll drink to that.  :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Rooster on June 25, 2007, 06:48:21 PM
So where is this store? :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on June 25, 2007, 06:59:32 PM
There is a chain of stores in Ontario called The Beer Store.  Bet its one of them.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on June 25, 2007, 07:58:24 PM
Is there a matching brewer's hop pocket protector?  Sorry, just could not resist.

Ahhhh, my old school days and the slide rule.  If only it could have been a hops slide rule, I would have been much more interested.

Is the IBU similar to a PH measurement?  I work in the food biz, non-alcohol, and PH plays a big factor in overall taste.

not really, an IBU (international bittering unit) was established to allow you to make changes to multiple variables and come up with the same results, just like the trial and error method, you will learn to understand how a five unit change or a twenty unit change will effect the profile of the beer. once you get the hang of it, it makes hop modifications a breeze, and you can make multiple changes, like batch size and wort density
and feel confident in obtaining the same results.

PH does play a big factor in beer flavor, some beers if not produced withe the right water conditions will be a disaster, I always start with o% mineral water or RO water, and then I add minerals to achieve the exact water of the beer style I am going after, my water profile program allows me to make additions of a variety of minerals and tweak it toa 98% match to the target water, I know, who the hell wants to do all this just for a beer :nixweiss: well I do, its my Hobby, and I love this chit, if they would have presented chem 101 this way I would have passed it the first time around :huepfenlol2: :huepfenlol2:   :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on June 25, 2007, 08:03:53 PM
not really, an IBU (international bittering unit) was established to allow you to make changes to multiple variables and come up with the same results, just like the trial and error method, you will learn to understand how a five unit change or a twenty unit change will effect the profile of the beer. once you get the hang of it, it makes hop modifications a breeze, and you can make multiple changes, like batch size and wort density
and feel confident in obtaining the same results.

PH does play a big factor in beer flavor, some beers if not produced withe the right water conditions will be a disaster, I always start with o% mineral water or RO water, and then I add minerals to achieve the exact water of the beer style I am going after, my water profile program allows me to make additions of a variety of minerals and tweak it toa 98% match to the target water, I know, who the hell wants to do all this just for a beer :nixweiss: well I do, its my Hobby, and I love this chit, if they would have presented chem 101 this way I would have passed it the first time around :huepfenlol2: :huepfenlol2:   :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink:

Thanks for the explanation, Eagle1.  Hops added to a desired bittering level - understood.  If Chem 101 had included beer, I migh have gone for a PHD in it.   :drink:

Agreed on the importance of water.  Changes the taste of everything, depending upon its makeup.  You make damn good beer no doubt.  :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: RJ749 on June 25, 2007, 09:19:17 PM
There is a chain of stores in Ontario called The Beer Store.  Bet its one of them.

We’re in your neighbourhood with 441 retail locations, 120 Retail Partners and 150 Empty Bottle Dealers across the province to serve you better.
http://www.thebeerstore.ca/OurStores/Store_finder.asp
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: SOKOOLJ on June 25, 2007, 10:19:13 PM
It would be nice to have one of those stores here, in Fayettenam. I guess Bob's will do.

Hey EAGLE1, what brew you currently cooking up?
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on June 25, 2007, 10:55:32 PM
It would be nice to have one of those stores here, in Fayettenam. I guess Bob's will do.

Hey EAGLE1, what brew you currently cooking up?

my favorite summer drinkin beer, Hefe-Weizen, working on the the second of 3, 10 gal batches using the same yeast strain, each time I repitch the yeast the beer gets better, by the last batch the Banana and clove esters have peaked and the flavor is as good or better than any German offering, last year my Hefe took 1st place out of 9 other entries and 25 of the 29 votes.  :bananarock: :bananarock:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on June 26, 2007, 07:42:36 AM
Mmmmmmmmm....... Hefeweizen.

(http://www.shiner.com/beers/images/Hefeweizen.gif)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Talon on June 26, 2007, 08:50:45 AM
Hey Eagle, you ever brew any Dunkel Weizen? I really like it, a little darker that Hefe Weizen. I brewed many batches, took a second in a local contest once.  Not to many comercial examples available.
Went to a Brewfest in the next town north of me last weekend, several good Hefe Weizens there. They also had a good pale ale called Man Beer!!!
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on June 26, 2007, 01:41:52 PM
Hey Eagle, you ever brew any Dunkel Weizen? I really like it, a little darker that Hefe Weizen. I brewed many batches, took a second in a local contest once.  Not to many comercial examples available.
Went to a Brewfest in the next town north of me last weekend, several good Hefe Weizens there. They also had a good pale ale called Man Beer!!!

Yep, the recipe is quite simple, I still use 60% white wheat for the majority of my grain bill, and instead of the remaining 40% being two-row, I add 25% of a mixture of Munich, 40lb Chrystal, chocolate, and Special B grains, I also ramp up the temp on last step in the 5 step mash that I use for this paticular style, it helps favor the Beta enzymes which gives the beer a heavier bodied flavor and mouth feel.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Hoist! on June 26, 2007, 02:14:12 PM
Yep, the recipe is quite simple, I still use 60% white wheat for the majority of my grain bill, and instead of the remaining 40% being two-row, I add 25% of a mixture of Munich, 40lb Chrystal, chocolate, and Special B grains, I also ramp up the temp on last step in the 5 step mash that I use for this paticular style, it helps favor the Beta enzymes which gives the beer a heavier bodied flavor and mouth feel.

Man EAGLE, you sure are an expert at this! You must make some killer brews! You've got the CVO of Home Brewing going on! :2vrolijk_21: Hoist! 8)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Talon on June 26, 2007, 02:55:06 PM
Yea, your brew system is the nicest I've seen, better than the ones I seen people buy, let alone make yourself. Not that you need a expensive system to make good beer, but I like things that are done right and well thought out!
Do you belong to a club?
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Talon on June 26, 2007, 04:05:11 PM
For you guys interested in home brew, here's a good online magazine on brewing, link below.

http://www.byo.com/
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on June 26, 2007, 11:24:33 PM
Man EAGLE, you sure are an expert at this! You must make some killer brews! You've got the CVO of Home Brewing going on! :2vrolijk_21: Hoist! 8)

Yea, your brew system is the nicest I've seen, better than the ones I seen people buy, let alone make yourself. Not that you need a expensive system to make good beer, but I like things that are done right and well thought out!
Do you belong to a club?

Thanks guys, I appreciate all the compliments, when I decided to go all-grain I looked at a few systems but none really had what I was looking for, and many had thing which I knew would cause problems in the long haul, (like hard piping the keg) so I decided to build my own and after several years in operation I couldn't be happier.

yes, I belong to several and I have had the pleasure to have met some of the worlds most famous beer Geeks such as Charlie Papazian, Micheal Jackson, and Ray Daniels.

http://www.forestcitybrewers.org/

www.statelinebrewingsociety.com

American Homebrewers Association
http://www.beertown.org/homebrewing/membership.html
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Talon on June 27, 2007, 02:11:44 PM
I worked at the Great American Brewfest in Denver a few years ago. Worked the Home Brew Association booth with Charlie Papazian, talked to Micheal Jackson for a few minutes, he's a little weird! It was a great time 1500 beers!! Our brew club, the Weiz Guys, and another brew club rented a local bus that does brewery tours, Foam On The Range, we had two kegs and snacks on the bus there and back.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on June 27, 2007, 07:03:14 PM
I worked at the Great American Brewfest in Denver a few years ago. Worked the Home Brew Association booth with Charlie Papazian, talked to Micheal Jackson for a few minutes, he's a little weird! It was a great time 1500 beers!! Our brew club, the Weiz Guys, and another brew club rented a local bus that does brewery tours, Foam On The Range, we had two kegs and snacks on the bus there and back.

Very cool Talon,  in 2003 they held the AHA National Hombrewers Conference in Chicago. did your club come out this way, I never went to the National Hombrewers Conference before and it was a blast, Thursday night Club Night was unreal, all the clubs from around the nation all in one room serving beer and food galore, it was the best homebrewing event I ever attended and I never got so trashed in my life. this years conference just finished last weekend in Denver, next year its in Ohio so I may try to attend.

here is a pic from the event

Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on June 27, 2007, 07:48:20 PM
papazian on the right with a friend of mine
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on June 27, 2007, 07:50:43 PM
Michael Jackson on the left
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on June 27, 2007, 07:57:55 PM
and the grand poohba, Randy Mosher
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on June 27, 2007, 08:30:29 PM
god did we get trashed that night, yours truly in the center with a couple of friends trying a barley wine, at the end of the event, see how little we have in our glasses, and it still kicked my A$$ (the regret is written on my face, and on the bathroom walls)  :puke:  :huepfenlol2: :huepfenlol2: :huepfenlol2: :huepfenlol2:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: twincam on June 27, 2007, 10:32:00 PM
A minister was completing a Temperance sermon. With great emphasis he
said, "If I
had all the beer in the world, I'd take it and pour it into the river."

With even greater emphasis he said, "And if I had all the wine in the
world, I'd
take it and pour it into the river."
And then finally, shaking his fist in the air, he said, "And if I had
 all the
whiskey in the world, I'd take it and pour it into the river."


Sermon complete, he sat down.




The song leader stood very cautiously and announced
with a smile, nearly laughing, "For our closing song,




let us sing Hymn #365, "Shall We Gather at the River."



Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: 2006_CVO_HD on June 27, 2007, 11:19:16 PM
The song leader stood very cautiously and announced
with a smile, nearly laughing, "For our closing song,
let us sing Hymn #365, "Shall We Gather at the River."

Cheers!!!!!!  :2vrolijk_21: 
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on June 28, 2007, 08:37:24 AM
LOL

"Whiskey River take my mind
Don't let her mem're torture me
Whiskey River don't run dry
You're all I've got, take care of me

Whiskey River take my mind
Don't let her mem're torture me
Whiskey River don't run dry
You're all I've got, take care of me

I'm drowning in a whiskey river
Bathing my memory's mind in the wetness of it's soul
Feeling the amber current flowin' from my mind
And warm an emply heart you left so cold"
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: SPIDERMAN on June 28, 2007, 05:05:19 PM
Right now - - - -- - - - - - any beer would be good. My family tends to be somewhat um er ah  - - - - dry

B B
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: SOKOOLJ on June 28, 2007, 08:01:17 PM
EAGLE1,
 What a club, unfortunately my club comes in a bottle, I either drink 'em or toss 'em until I find by best friend.  :huepfenlol2:

REDHOOK ESB this weekend
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on June 29, 2007, 08:04:18 AM
Right now - - - -- - - - - - any beer would be good. My family tends to be somewhat um er ah  - - - - dry

B B

I'll drink one (or 2 or 3) for ya this evening, BB, and toast godspeed to your swift return to the nectar of the gods.  Some of my family is also as you so aptly put it - dry.  And unfortunately sometimes that is when I could use a beer.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Hoist! on July 03, 2007, 05:20:25 PM
The day before the big holiday and no new beer stories? :nixweiss: Hoist! 8)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on July 04, 2007, 12:43:01 PM
Its the 4th so Happy Fourth of July to all of us stateside posters!

Friends just called and since the pool repair will have to wait until another day (need parts) its off to St. George Island for a nice 200 or so mile round trip and beer on the beach for Ms. Iski & I.

Cold beer, sun, sand, and whattaview!

Cheers!   :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: REGGAB on July 04, 2007, 01:37:27 PM
The day before the big holiday and no new beer stories? :nixweiss: Hoist! 8)

Uh.........I picked up six cases of Yuengling yesterday for transport up to Kansas, since we can't get it there locally.  4 of us going, so that should be enough for the few days we're there.  Wish I had room to carry them.  They're going in a friends car.  Hopefully he doesn't get nabbed for transporting across state lines.  It is for personal consumption after all, and not resale.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on July 05, 2007, 10:18:31 AM
Beer story from yesterday, since Howie asked:

Rode to a little strip of sand south of here yesterday with another couple.
St. George Island.  Ummmmm...... bad beach.......no reason for ANYBODY
to go there for ANY reason.  Well, I tried but.......

Beer consumed by group included: Michelob Ultra, Corona, Dos XX, and Becks Dark.

Mmmmmmmmm.....Becks Dark.

Nice day at a bar on the beach and not all that hot, even with the Global Warming summer upon us.

Clouds brewed so we decided to ride back and about 20 miles up the beach road, they began to spit. We
stopped, donned our rain gear, and ...... no rain.  Ms. Iski said if we put our rain gear on it would not
rain, as usual, and then.....  bottom dropped out.  Rode about 30% of the way home in the rain.
Weather forecast was for 30% rain chances late afternoon/early evening so hey, when the weather
guy gets it right on the money, I give him props. 

Good ride, good friends, lots of fun all in all.  May go see Wild Hogs (the movie) again tonight and
take a ride before and after.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: spydglide on July 05, 2007, 01:43:22 PM
  May go see Wild Hogs (the movie) again tonight and
take a ride before and after.
Hey Iski, try not to ride like they do in that movie.....they seemed to drop the scooters like they were on honda 50's... :oops:...all the time!  :huepfenlol2: har!  :drink: spyder
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on July 05, 2007, 02:26:09 PM
Hey Iski, try not to ride like they do in that movie.....they seemed to drop the scooters like they were on honda 50's... :oops:...all the time!  :huepfenlol2: har!  :drink: spyder

I noticed that the first time I saw it, SG.  Honda 50s, man did we used to have some fun on those.......   :huepfenjump3:  It was an ok movie - heard they are making a sequel.

A couple of us or more may forego the movie, take a ride, and catch up with the others to drink some amber nectar of the gods a little later.

Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: SOKOOLJ on July 06, 2007, 08:54:47 PM
Uh.........I picked up six cases of Yuengling yesterday for transport up to Kansas, since we can't get it there locally.  4 of us going, so that should be enough for the few days we're there.  Wish I had room to carry them.  They're going in a friends car.  Hopefully he doesn't get nabbed for transporting across state lines.  It is for personal consumption after all, and not resale.

Sounds like you could use one of the '08 servicars, you only need to wait a few more days.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: spydglide on July 06, 2007, 10:22:46 PM
Sounds like you could use one of the '08 servicars, you only need to wait a few more days.
Hey SOKOOLJ, you got your name on the list for one of these?   :nixweiss:har!  spyder
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: SOKOOLJ on July 06, 2007, 11:32:29 PM
Hey SOKOOLJ, you got your name on the list for one of these?   :nixweiss:har!  spyder
Ever since I heard they were coming! You know me, I love'em. Besides, my bride says she won't ride in a side car, and her opinion does matter...I need someone to carry me home at times.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: REGGAB on July 13, 2007, 05:57:54 PM
Got everything done that needed to be done this week and then some.  I wish every week could be as professionally rewarding as this week has been.  So, we called it a week about 1pmCST today and headed to Manhattan, KS to a little place called Old Chicago.  There are some 110 varieties of beer in that place...........and some damn good grub too.  You guys know I'm partial to Yuengling.  We brought two and a half cases out here with us.  That was gone 3 days ago.  Next favorite is Bass Ale.  So I ordered one of those with a Calzone for lunch.  One of the guys ordered a Stella, and asked for a sample of Strongbow Hard Cider.  Of course, the rest of us followed suit.  Talk about some good brew.  So, if you can get it, try some Strongbow Hard Cider.  It is a product out of England.  Very good stuff!
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: SOKOOLJ on July 13, 2007, 06:18:08 PM
Got everything done that needed to be done this week and then some.  I wish every week could be as professionally rewarding as this week has been.  So, we called it a week about 1pmCST today and headed to Manhattan, KS to a little place called Old Chicago.  There are some 110 varieties of beer in that place...........and some damn good grub too.  You guys know I'm partial to Yuengling.  We brought two and a half cases out here with us.  That was gone 3 days ago.  Next favorite is Bass Ale.  So I ordered one of those with a Calzone for lunch.  One of the guys ordered a Stella, and asked for a sample of Strongbow Hard Cider.  Of course, the rest of us followed suit.  Talk about some good brew.  So, if you can get it, try some Strongbow Hard Cider.  It is a product out of England.  Very good stuff!

Have a cold one for me too brother. It has been quite a long week, here. I had back surgery on tuesday, minor complications involved, so I didn't get discharged until today. Wife drove me back home from Walter Reed, talk about a long 6 hour ride. The pain meds didn't help much at all. But, now that I am home catching up on all that I have missed since sunday...'08 models, etc., I am feeling better all ready.Except for my disapointment with the MOCO, I expected to see a SESG. Well, no rant's here, enjoy your trip this weekend brother.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: REGGAB on July 13, 2007, 06:41:45 PM
Have a cold one for me too brother. It has been quite a long week, here. I had back surgery on tuesday, minor complications involved, so I didn't get discharged until today. Wife drove me back home from Walter Reed, talk about a long 6 hour ride. The pain meds didn't help much at all. But, now that I am home catching up on all that I have missed since sunday...'08 models, etc., I am feeling better all ready.Except for my disapointment with the MOCO, I expected to see a SESG. Well, no rant's here, enjoy your trip this weekend brother.

Hey Bro, you know the MDs always tell you not to drink beer and take pain meds.  I know when I got fugged up and had surgery, the beer made the pain meds kick in quicker.  So grab a beer!  :2vrolijk_21:  Rest easy, Bro, and get back out on your scooter as quick as you're able.
Like you, I'm bummed with the MOCO.  I decided last year that I'd bought my last new HD.  I'll get another one, but it won't be new.  I'm not likin' all this new chit.

Can't wait to get going.  Gonna be hot tomorrow and the next day...........but I have Freedom Wings now.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on July 13, 2007, 08:09:36 PM
Got everything done that needed to be done this week and then some.  I wish every week could be as professionally rewarding as this week has been.  So, we called it a week about 1pmCST today and headed to Manhattan, KS to a little place called Old Chicago.  There are some 110 varieties of beer in that place...........and some damn good grub too.  You guys know I'm partial to Yuengling.  We brought two and a half cases out here with us.  That was gone 3 days ago.  Next favorite is Bass Ale.  So I ordered one of those with a Calzone for lunch.  One of the guys ordered a Stella, and asked for a sample of Strongbow Hard Cider.  Of course, the rest of us followed suit.  Talk about some good brew.  So, if you can get it, try some Strongbow Hard Cider.  It is a product out of England.  Very good stuff!

yea, we have one here as well, I have done 3 world tours already, my plaques are on the wall  :2vrolijk_21:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: REGGAB on July 13, 2007, 08:17:07 PM
yea, we have one here as well, I have done 3 world tours already, my plaques are on the wall  :2vrolijk_21:

Good on ya, Bro.  I like beer for the taste.  Too much, and I WILL  :puke: !  I'll leave the plaque earning to those who can hold their beer better than I.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: SOKOOLJ on July 13, 2007, 09:43:46 PM
Hey Bro, you know the MDs always tell you not to drink beer and take pain meds.  I know when I got fugged up and had surgery, the beer made the pain meds kick in quicker.  So grab a beer!  :2vrolijk_21:  Rest easy, Bro, and get back out on your scooter as quick as you're able.
Like you, I'm bummed with the MOCO.  I decided last year that I'd bought my last new HD.  I'll get another one, but it won't be new.  I'm not likin' all this new chit.

Can't wait to get going.  Gonna be hot tomorrow and the next day...........but I have Freedom Wings now.
Thanks, only a couple sips+the meds, did the job...great nap this afternoon. Just trying to play catch up here on the site...just sooooooooooooo much info to pass up. Know what I mean?
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: spydglide on July 15, 2007, 05:11:13 PM
Hey SOKOOLJ, sorry to hear about your opn. complications.....hope your mending goes well and quick.  :2vrolijk_21: spyder
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: SOKOOLJ on July 15, 2007, 05:49:07 PM
Hey SOKOOLJ, sorry to hear about your opn. complications.....hope your mending goes well and quick.  :2vrolijk_21: spyder

Thanks, spyder. It is killing me being laid up, but atleast I can surf this site as much as I want, without the bride kicking me in the fourth point of contact. It is amazing how much can be missed here in a week. And the info is endless. This site is, in and of it's self, therapy. LOL 
I did embarass myself earlier by refering to twolaner as dOOd, though. Oh well, I'll blame the pain meds and IPA. Anyway, thanks again.  No riding today?
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: spydglide on July 15, 2007, 06:51:43 PM
I did embarass myself earlier by refering to twolaner as dOOd, though. Oh well, I'll blame the pain meds and IPA. Anyway, thanks again.  No riding today?
Don't worry 'bout those 2, they're not only 'used to it', but rather forgiving types also.  Har!  I've been riding the Blue Ridge Mtns. for the past few days....just got in and trying to catch up on the new posts.....They had a guy go off the 'Deals Gap dragon' while I was out there.....fell 80 feet to his death.  Not sure, but I think he had ridden down from Mich.  We had a great ride, nice and cool up on the 'parkway'.  spyder
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: SOKOOLJ on July 15, 2007, 07:00:02 PM
Don't worry 'bout those 2, they're not only 'used to it', but rather forgiving types also.  Har!  I've been riding the Blue Ridge Mtns. for the past few days....just got in and trying to catch up on the new posts.....They had a guy go off the 'Deals Gap dragon' while I was out there.....fell 80 feet to his death.  Not sure, but I think he had ridden down from Mich.  We had a great ride, nice and cool up on the 'parkway'.  spyder
Glad to hear you had a good time. Give us a report when you recover and get a minute. Too bad about the accident, hate to hear it.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Fired00d on July 15, 2007, 07:04:50 PM
Don't worry 'bout those 2, they're not only 'used to it', but rather forgiving types also.  Har!  I've been riding the Blue Ridge Mtns. for the past few days....just got in and trying to catch up on the new posts.....They had a guy go off the 'Deals Gap dragon' while I was out there.....fell 80 feet to his death.  Not sure, but I think he had ridden down from Mich.  We had a great ride, nice and cool up on the 'parkway'.  spyder
I'll be headed down there in about 8 days. Going to do the "Dragon", spend the night in Fontana Village then headed to Ohio and visit the AMA Motorcycle Museum, and AMA Vintage Motorcycle Rally. If I have enough time thinking about visiting Wheels Thru Time Museum also. The "Dragon" and WTT Museum were things I didn't get a chance to see last year in MV because I had to leave on Friday.

 :pumpkin:
Ride Safe,
Fired00d
 :fireman:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: spydglide on July 15, 2007, 08:04:59 PM
Hey  D00d, the 'Dragon' is fun just because of what it is.....but, the Wheels Thru Time is a 'must see'.  Great collection of MC history.  And done by such a great guy too.  Just be careful on the Dragon 'cause there's some that aren't meeting you coming up or going down:2vrolijk_21: Har!  :drink: spyder
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Fired00d on July 15, 2007, 08:10:50 PM
Hey  D00d, the 'Dragon' is fun just because of what it is.....but, the Wheels Thru Time is a 'must see'.  Great collection of MC history.  And done by such a great guy too.  Just be careful on the Dragon 'cause there's some that aren't meeting you coming up or going down:2vrolijk_21: Har!  :drink: spyder

Already decided I'm going to stay to the right of the lane give all the fools that want to pass me from behind and those that want to pass headed the other direction plenty of room. I'm not trying to set a speed record on it, and don't want to be scraping up my chrome. ;D

I'll be riding w/a group and hopefully they will be interested in stopping/seeing WTT also. Timing is going to be the key element of that visit. Will be leaving from Winston-Salem that morning headed to "Dragon"/Fontana Village. Hopefully we will have enough time to do all that we have planned.

 :pumpkin:
Ride Safe,
Fired00d
 :fireman:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on July 16, 2007, 09:09:15 AM

Already decided I'm going to stay to the right of the lane give all the fools that want to pass me from behind and those that want to pass headed the other direction plenty of room. I'm not trying to set a speed record on it, and don't want to be scraping up my chrome. ;D

I'll be riding w/a group and hopefully they will be interested in stopping/seeing WTT also. Timing is going to be the key element of that visit. Will be leaving from Winston-Salem that morning headed to "Dragon"/Fontana Village. Hopefully we will have enough time to do all that we have planned.

 :pumpkin:
Ride Safe,
Fired00d
 :fireman:



Hey d00d, hope you have a great trip.  WTT is a great place.

On Fontana Village - some of us stayed there a few years ago (2003 or 4) and the place was not in great shape - to put it mildly.  The cabins especially had an "aroma" about them.  Lodge - hotel part was under some major renovation and it needed it.

Would be interested in a report on Fontana Village on your return.  If you have not ridden to the Fontana Dam - the view is well worth the ride over. Restaurants at the Village were ok and we enjoyed the outdoor grill the best.

Have fun!

Mike
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Talon on July 16, 2007, 09:40:03 AM
What a great weekend!!  :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Fired00d on July 16, 2007, 10:00:30 AM


Hey d00d, hope you have a great trip.  WTT is a great place.

On Fontana Village - some of us stayed there a few years ago (2003 or 4) and the place was not in great shape - to put it mildly.  The cabins especially had an "aroma" about them.  Lodge - hotel part was under some major renovation and it needed it.

Would be interested in a report on Fontana Village on your return.  If you have not ridden to the Fontana Dam - the view is well worth the ride over. Restaurants at the Village were ok and we enjoyed the outdoor grill the best.

Have fun!

Mike
I'll let you know upon my return. I've never stayed there, but the people I'm traveling with have (cabins) and they recommended them. Also I believe Duane (Porthole) stayed there a few days last year around the MV GTG and spoke positive about them.

 :pumpkin:
Ride Safe,
Fired00d
 :fireman:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on July 16, 2007, 03:18:16 PM
What a great weekend!!  :drink:


After a few drinks, some of them really do all look alike.  ;D

(http://www.abita.com/images/brew06images/Amber.jpg)

Although I drank more than a couple of these this weekend, I did not wake up next to one........
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on July 16, 2007, 03:22:04 PM
I'll let you know upon my return. I've never stayed there, but the people I'm traveling with have (cabins) and they recommended them. Also I believe Duane (Porthole) stayed there a few days last year around the MV GTG and spoke positive about them.

 :pumpkin:
Ride Safe,
Fired00d
 :fireman:

It appeared to be undergoing a major renovation when we were there.  The location is ideal for those who like the road from there to Del's Gap (great ride!) & it's close enough to Foothills and Cherahala as well.  Big common areas - they had square dancing one night when we were there.  Car clubs have been staying there too from what I have read on Killboy.

Will be interested to read about your take on the place.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: HDbeerman on July 17, 2007, 02:40:01 PM
It's Monday, so after several minutes consideration, it appears it is time to start a Friday Beer Thread.

If you like beer, post what kind(s) you like better than others.  If you do not like beer, my condolences.  If you like non alcoholic beer, post which one is better than the others.

 :drink:

My favorite beer is COLD!

My second favotite beer is OTHER PEOPLES!



Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Seegarsmkr on July 17, 2007, 03:50:01 PM
My favorite beer is COLD!

My second favotite beer is OTHER PEOPLES!





My favorite is FREE!!

Seegarz
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: SOKOOLJ on July 17, 2007, 04:25:27 PM
With these pain meds, they all are great.    :orange:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Talon on July 17, 2007, 07:24:58 PM
Hey Seegarsmkr, you missed it, a local bike shop Red Hills, had a band and FREE BEER last Saturday. I thought they would charge to get in and then you could have beer, but they just had a band and a keg sitting under a tent and you just got yourself a beer and listened to some music! Now that's great customer service!!!!      :orange:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: SOKOOLJ on July 17, 2007, 08:49:32 PM
Hey Seegarsmkr, you missed it, a local bike shop Red Hills, had a band and FREE BEER last Saturday. I thought they would charge to get in and then you could have beer, but they just had a band and a keg sitting under a tent and you just got yourself a beer and listened to some music! Now that's great customer service!!!!      :orange:

Wish we could get that kind of support around here.   :(
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Seegarsmkr on July 17, 2007, 10:18:25 PM
Wish I would have known it may have been worth the $1200 plane ticket to go...wait did he say A keg...then prolly not.  Thanx for the offer though, better late than never. 

Free BEER!!! :worthless:

Seegarz
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Jock on July 17, 2007, 10:30:31 PM
ANY !!!

(http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/26/26_9_22.gif)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on July 18, 2007, 12:47:22 AM
Any........


Actually, over the past ????? years ????? do not remember turning down a free beer.  Even a few that were less than cold.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Seegarsmkr on July 18, 2007, 06:48:25 AM
ISKI...SAY IT ISN'T SO!!!!!!!

Seegarz :end: :givemebeer:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: SOKOOLJ on July 18, 2007, 03:47:33 PM
Any........


Actually, over the past ????? years ????? do not remember turning down a free beer.  Even a few that were less than cold.

I'll drink to this.  :drink: To you, Iski...   :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Talon on July 18, 2007, 04:24:28 PM
Free beer, eh! Our favorite, eh!
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Jock on July 18, 2007, 04:26:59 PM
By the way, why only Friday?

(http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/8/8_4_131.gif)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: SOKOOLJ on July 18, 2007, 04:41:12 PM
By the way, why only Friday?

(http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/8/8_4_131.gif)

No chit, right? I'm ready.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on July 18, 2007, 07:24:37 PM
ISKI...SAY IT ISN'T SO!!!!!!!

Seegarz :end: :givemebeer:

Yes, I accept free beer, Seegarsmkr. 

A very wise man with a big beer fridge once told me:

If ya wanta beer don't be asking what brand it is.  Its FREE beer, dammit.

Such words of wisdom to live by.......
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on July 18, 2007, 07:25:45 PM
I'll drink to this.  :drink: To you, Iski...   :drink:


I'll drink to you, too SOKOOLJ!   :drink:

Lone Star!  :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on July 18, 2007, 07:30:26 PM
By the way, why only Friday?

(http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/8/8_4_131.gif)

Finally somebody asked.

Another board, a long time ago and far far away, we customarily had a

beer thread every Friday.  Each posted our beer drinking plans or lack thereof for the weekend and I learned about dozens (hundreds?) of beer brands to try.  Different board format, posts advanced/scrolled down and no permanence to threads like we have on this board.  Each Friday, new beer thread.


Every day I have a beer is like a Friday is the other reason.  Happy Hours on Friday have been a custom for 147 years now in my family.  Not sure its 147 exactly, but a long damn time!


 :drink: :drink: :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Seegarsmkr on July 18, 2007, 07:40:18 PM
I hear ya Iski, I unfortunately am flying a 9 hour training mission today and it just so happens that once a year my favorite beer comes to Okinawa (New Castle) so I am going to let my inhibitions run wild and have more than one tonight once I get home...its only Thursday :huepfenlol2: :huepfenlol2:...but then I am on call all weekend so that kinda means that today is Friday for me!

 :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink:   hic*   :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: SOKOOLJ on July 18, 2007, 08:03:22 PM
I hear ya Iski, I unfortunately am flying a 9 hour training mission today and it just so happens that once a year my favorite beer comes to Okinawa (New Castle) so I am going to let my inhibitions run wild and have more than one tonight once I get home...its only Thursday :huepfenlol2: :huepfenlol2:...but then I am on call all weekend so that kinda means that today is Friday for me!

 :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink:   hic*   :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink:

Then here's to you, my friend...  :beerchug:   :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Jock on July 18, 2007, 08:32:33 PM
And another one as I enjoy one for the evening...
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: SOKOOLJ on July 18, 2007, 08:36:38 PM
And another one as I enjoy one for the evening...
To you, Brother...      :beerchug:   :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: SOKOOLJ on July 18, 2007, 08:37:26 PM
Those are Red Hook "Longhammer" IPA's, BTW.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Jock on July 18, 2007, 08:41:00 PM
Those are Red Hook "Longhammer" IPA's, BTW.

Very nice...enjoy.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on July 19, 2007, 10:11:50 AM
I hear ya Iski, I unfortunately am flying a 9 hour training mission today and it just so happens that once a year my favorite beer comes to Okinawa (New Castle) so I am going to let my inhibitions run wild and have more than one tonight once I get home...its only Thursday :huepfenlol2: :huepfenlol2:...but then I am on call all weekend so that kinda means that today is Friday for me!

 :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink:   hic*   :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink:

I'll drink to ya later tonight, Seegarsmkr.   :drink:

I used to have a schedule that placed my "Friday" in the middle of the week.

Be careful up there - the view is great.  :2vrolijk_21:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Seegarsmkr on July 19, 2007, 11:04:02 AM
Here is what I was doing today...now it is Miller time...not really it is more like New Castle time.

Seegarz
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: SOKOOLJ on July 19, 2007, 11:34:46 AM
I gotta send the wifey to get me my beverages for this weekend, down to two 12ozer's
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on July 20, 2007, 11:18:57 AM
Fantastic view SOOKOOLJ, thanks for posting!

It is Friday, and it looks like a

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v478/iskifreelee/Cerveza_MODELO_mexicana_negra_botel.jpg)

evening.


Cheers!   :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: SOKOOLJ on July 20, 2007, 07:26:42 PM
Fantastic view SOOKOOLJ, thanks for posting!

It is Friday, and it looks like a

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v478/iskifreelee/Cerveza_MODELO_mexicana_negra_botel.jpg)

evening.


Cheers!   :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink:
I'd love to take credit for the view, but Seegar is the man on point. BTW, guess we are drinking the same beverage tonight, wife picked some up for me last night.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: spydglide on July 20, 2007, 08:04:25 PM
I'd love to take credit for the view, but Seegar is the man on point. BTW, guess we are drinking the same beverage tonight, wife picked some up for me last night.
I'm sticking with the Yuenglings tonight.... :drink:...ya'll have a great evening.  :2vrolijk_09: :2vrolijk_09: :2vrolijk_09: :2vrolijk_09: har!  spyder
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Jock on July 20, 2007, 09:27:44 PM
Just enjoyed one for the night...
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: REGGAB on July 20, 2007, 11:31:18 PM
I'm sticking with the Yuenglings tonight.... :drink:...ya'll have a great evening.  :2vrolijk_09: :2vrolijk_09: :2vrolijk_09: :2vrolijk_09: har!  spyder

Great choice!  Great Beer!
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on July 21, 2007, 07:50:18 AM
I'd love to take credit for the view, but Seegar is the man on point. BTW, guess we are drinking the same beverage tonight, wife picked some up for me last night.


Meant Seegar, thanks much.  Negra was our plan but.......

Last night was a little different, after the Negra ran out (friend's house) we switched to:

(http://www.kirin.com/images/ichiban.gif)

Title: It’s almost time for the Great Taste of the Midwest Beer Festival in Madison!
Post by: EAGLE1 on August 09, 2007, 12:19:44 AM
The Great Taste of the Midwest in Madison, Wisconsin has been an indulgence of mine for the past 13 years, to attend this fest is truly Beer Heaven, so if the opportunity ever arises, leap at the chance. The Great Taste has ranks with the Oregon Brewers Festival as one of the best and second longest-running craft beer festival in the United States, although at a mere five hours in length, it is far too short. Attendees are so enthusiastic about the fest that they line-up hours before opening time, stretched for many hundreds if not thousands of people. If you're planning on ever attending this event, I suggest you start organizing for the Great Taste a year in advance. (or just show up and buy tickets from scalpers). It is always held on the second Saturday in August and always sells out well in advance. there are 100-plus breweries from all over the Midwest serving more than 400 different beers. As usual, there will be 3000 tickets earmarked for in-person sales, and 2000 tickets for mail order sales. The gates open at 1:00 pm and the gates close at 6:00 pm. and it always feels too short (except when your being dragged back to the bus by your feet) but the Beer is endless. This is not just a beer festival, It's a religious experience, a trek, a pilgrimage to Beer Mecca,
and one must reach up for fulfilment.

Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on August 09, 2007, 12:28:46 AM
only then, can you truly become fulfilled!
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Talon on August 09, 2007, 09:56:19 AM
What a woman!!!

http://www.i-am-bored.com/bored_link.cfm?link_id=24620
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Talon on August 09, 2007, 10:07:14 AM
Red Neck Wedding Reception
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: bobaroni on August 10, 2007, 12:21:48 AM
What a woman!!!

http://www.i-am-bored.com/bored_link.cfm?link_id=24620
I'd like to see her uncork a Chimay from Belgium.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Talon on August 10, 2007, 08:34:53 AM
Always recycle!!
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Talon on August 10, 2007, 08:35:29 AM
#2
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Jbbrown73 on August 10, 2007, 09:23:09 AM
That guy needs a job.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Midnight Rider on August 10, 2007, 12:35:34 PM
Is it beer time yet?  Already 99 degrees here and climbing.  Between that and work, I need a Negra Modelo  :drink: :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on August 10, 2007, 06:27:51 PM
I is well past beer thirty here and I am ready for my first Negra Modelo to be followed shortly by the second.

Wife's surgery went very well - now she is back home & I am ok at helping out & getting stuff & I'll see what I can do about it being too cold/too hot (same 10 minutes)  & all but..... damn.

Thank God for beer.   :drink: :drink: :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: SOKOOLJ on August 16, 2007, 04:36:03 PM
Eagle1,

 What's on tap this weekend. Red Hook IPA(as usual), here?
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: BalDeagle on August 16, 2007, 04:42:19 PM
Think I might go for a swally of Timothy Taylors Landlord.

 :drink:

Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Mr. We on August 16, 2007, 04:42:31 PM
Young's Chocolate Stout!  :drink:  :givemebeer:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Hoist! on August 16, 2007, 05:00:09 PM
We get to have some more of Neal's Home Brew at Q's BBQ this weekend!!! Thanks Neal! :2vrolijk_21:

Hoist! 8)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: BalDeagle on August 16, 2007, 05:57:37 PM
We get to have some more of Neal's Home Brew at Q's BBQ this weekend!!! Thanks Neal! :2vrolijk_21:

Hoist! 8)

Howie you sure have a badass streak runnin through your bones. You cut a guy to the quick and then leave him in the dirt to die !

 :alcohol:

Don' forget to raise one for me - have a great weekend.

Nige

Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Hoist! on August 16, 2007, 06:08:07 PM
Howie you sure have a badass streak runnin through your bones. You cut a guy to the quick and then leave him in the dirt to die !

 :alcohol:

Don' forget to raise one for me - have a great weekend.

Nige



Thanks Nige! We sure will! :drink:

Hoist! 8)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on August 17, 2007, 12:40:52 AM
Eagle1,

 What's on tap this weekend. Red Hook IPA(as usual), here?

my favorite summer drinkin beer, Hefe-Weizen, working on the the 3rd, 10 gal batch, the Banana and clove esters have peaked and the flavor is better than any German offering in a bottle. freshness is key ingredient ina Hefe!
 :bananarock: :jalapeno: :bananarock: :jalapeno: :bananarock: :jalapeno: :bananarock: :jalapeno: :bananarock: :jalapeno: :bananarock: :jalapeno: :bananarock: :jalapeno:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: SOKOOLJ on August 17, 2007, 10:54:50 AM
my favorite summer drinkin beer, Hefe-Weizen, working on the the 3rd, 10 gal batch, the Banana and clove esters have peaked and the flavor is better than any German offering in a bottle. freshness is key ingredient ina Hefe!
 :bananarock: :jalapeno: :bananarock: :jalapeno: :bananarock: :jalapeno: :bananarock: :jalapeno: :bananarock: :jalapeno: :bananarock: :jalapeno: :bananarock: :jalapeno:

Ahh, sounds soooooooo good. I sure miss the German beverages, it's been almost a year and a half since moving back to the States. And the bottled Hefe imports just aren't the same. Enjoy, Brother!
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: bobaroni on August 17, 2007, 02:04:12 PM
my favorite summer drinkin beer, Hefe-Weizen, working on the the 3rd, 10 gal batch, the Banana and clove esters have peaked and the flavor is better than any German offering in a bottle. freshness is key ingredient ina Hefe!
 :bananarock: :jalapeno: :bananarock: :jalapeno: :bananarock: :jalapeno: :bananarock: :jalapeno: :bananarock: :jalapeno: :bananarock: :jalapeno: :bananarock: :jalapeno:


Let's get a determination from an expert. Does ANY kind fruit belong in a glass of beer?



Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Hoist! on August 17, 2007, 02:17:28 PM
Let's get a determination from an expert. Does ANY kind fruit belong in a glass of beer?





NO!

Hoist! 8)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on August 17, 2007, 02:41:05 PM
Let's get a determination from an expert. Does ANY kind fruit belong in a glass of beer?


We covered the issue back on page 7, http://www.cvoharley.com/smf/index.php?topic=12408.90 (http://www.cvoharley.com/smf/index.php?topic=12408.90)

#1 Man Law: DONT FRUIT THE BEER!!!!
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: bobaroni on August 17, 2007, 03:13:54 PM
We covered the issue back on page  7, http://www.cvoharley.com/smf/index.php?topic=12408.90 (http://www.cvoharley.com/smf/index.php?topic=12408.90)

#1 Man Law: DONT FRUIT THE BEER!!!!

This is one topic where you should forgive a guy for skipping ahead. By page 4 I was getting REALLY thirsty so I skipped ahead. Now that I'm caught up and we agree on the NO FRUIT, it's time to drink!   
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Talon on August 17, 2007, 06:46:52 PM
I know you guys are going to jump my A$$, but there are certain beers that need to have fruit in then Cherry Lambic, Raspberry Franbrosie, to name a few, but as for those fruity wheat beers, well some people might like it, they must because they still sell them, but not for me!!!
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: naitram on August 17, 2007, 07:30:50 PM
a good summer ale will have lemon zest added in the brew process............
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Hoist! on August 17, 2007, 07:33:40 PM
a good summer ale will have lemon zest added in the brew process............

Some fruit required in the brew process by recipe is one thing. Adding fruit to a glass or bottle of beer, homey don't play dat! ;)

Hoist! 8)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on August 17, 2007, 08:51:07 PM
Some fruit required in the brew process  by recipe is one thing. Adding fruit to a glass or bottle of beer, homey don't play dat! ;)

Hoist! 8)

This is the Real issue though, IMO, as I stated previously the ingredient of "True" Beer according to the German Purity law:"Reinheitsgebot", states, the only ingredients that could be used in the production of beer were water, barley, and hops, everything else is just Cool Aid.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: naitram on August 17, 2007, 08:53:43 PM
This is the Real issue though, IMO, as I stated previously the ingredeance of "True" Beer according to the german Purerty law:"Reinheitsgebot", states, the only ingredients that could be used in the production of beer were water, barley, and hops, everything else is just Cool Aid.

and yeast
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on August 17, 2007, 08:55:41 PM
and yeast

yes, a given since no fermintation could take place without
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: naitram on August 17, 2007, 08:57:14 PM
since this went to tech talk tonight, what do you do to filter your beer before botteling/keging?
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Screamin on August 17, 2007, 11:39:12 PM
Adding fruit to a glass or bottle of beer, homey don't play dat! ;)

Agreed. I mean really. Fn fruit??
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on August 18, 2007, 01:03:40 PM
since this went to tech talk tonight, what do you do to filter your beer before botteling/keging?

I tried filtering for a while, got some in-line filters, and pushed the beer from one keg to another, worked OK.
it wont change the flavor of the beer, usually they are used to stabilize the beer by removing the yeast, and thus stopping all fermintation, but really unless the beer is going to be sitting around for a long time, it doesn't make much sense to filter it, and if you are bottling you need a little yeast left so your beer will carbonate. so don't waste your time just transfer it to a glass carboy and let it sit a couple of weeks and let gravity do the job.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: BalDeagle on August 18, 2007, 06:10:28 PM
I tried filtering for a while, got some in-line filters, and pushed the beer from one keg to another, worked OK.
it wont change the flavor of the beer, usually they are used to stabilize the beer by removing the yeast, and thus stopping all fermintation, but really unless the beer is going to be sitting around for a long time, it doesn't make much sense to filter it, and if you are bottling you need a little yeast left so your beer will carbonate. so don't waste your time just transfer it to a glass carboy and let it sit  a couple of weeks and let gravity do the job.

Last time I sat on my beer I'd already had about ten !

 :drink:

Nige
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: grc on August 18, 2007, 07:55:17 PM

I thought the kidneys filtered the beer.  You mean you have to filter it before hand also?

Jerry :confused5:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: naitram on August 18, 2007, 10:32:45 PM
I tried filtering for a while, got some in-line filters, and pushed the beer from one keg to another, worked OK.
it wont change the flavor of the beer, usually they are used to stabilize the beer by removing the yeast, and thus stopping all fermintation, but really unless the beer is going to be sitting around for a long time, it doesn't make much sense to filter it, and if you are bottling you need a little yeast left so your beer will carbonate. so don't waste your time just transfer it to a glass carboy and let it sit a couple of weeks and let gravity do the job.

i havent bothered in the past, but since i started dry hopping seemed like a good idea
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on August 20, 2007, 09:51:49 AM
i havent bothered in the past, but since i started dry hopping seemed like a good idea

Dry hopping is the root cause of wet hopping, when the line at the men's room is waaaay too long?
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: SPIDERMAN on August 30, 2007, 09:59:48 PM
The key to this topic is FRIDAY   Scot was in town from Colorado for some LE training and came up to visit me and Beags at O'Harley's.

A pretty woman drinking beer with orange slices in it led me astray in a big way. Scot didn't rescue me from her feminine wiles either. Now I ask you what kind of brother is that ?

Like the old saying goes, I woke up afraid I was gonna die, but noon I was afraid I was gonna live

Thanks Scot, work was a real special treat today

B B

Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Gettinold on August 31, 2007, 05:30:16 AM
The key to this topic is FRIDAY   Scot was in town from Colorado for some LE training and came up to visit me and Beags at O'Harley's.  
A pretty woman drinking beer with orange slices in it led me astray in a big way. Scot didn't rescue me from her feminine wiles either. Now I ask you what kind of brother is that ?

Like the old saying goes, I woke up afraid I was gonna die, but noon I was afraid I was gonna live

Thanks Scot, work was a real special treat today

B B



  :o  What did he ride. :nixweiss:  ;D   :worthless:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: BalDeagle on August 31, 2007, 07:42:55 AM
Well it's Friday again and I'm looking forward to getting my chores done and then going round to a buddies for a good nosh, a few pints of good English Real Ale and finish off with a few measures of Buffalo Trace Bourbon, all helped down by copious quantities of good hearted BS.

Pack the bags over the weekend ready for our trip to Austria next week, 2000 miles of fun!

Life is good.

Nige
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on August 31, 2007, 07:55:15 AM
Bought some (http://webpages.csus.edu/~sac64671/MexPag30.jpg) for this evening's drinking pleasure.  Reading this thread ALMOST makes me consider brewing my own........


Last time I drank beer with orange slices, it was also with a lovely young lady and my head hurt so bad the next morning, I swore off orange slices in beer. 

Damn things gave me a helluva hangover.   :drink: :drink: :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: miker on August 31, 2007, 08:08:05 AM
I believe the Square Table establishing man law decided no fruiting of the beer !
A side of Makers, Padron or whathave you I understand but putting mangos in I don't.
To each thier own.  Good Friday to all.     :drink:

Miker
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Talon on August 31, 2007, 11:27:23 AM
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Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: ccr on October 11, 2007, 09:55:54 AM
Planning ahead to tomorrow, we will be drinking beer, on a Friday, and in Maggie Valley. 

Won't be Cheap Merican - will be what the host restaurant carries and we will be clinking glasses with our fellow brothers and sisters from CVO Harley.com.   :drink:  Only one mind you, as we gotta be able to keep those two wheels with their rubber sides down.   ;)

What are you having?

 :cherry: 
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: spydglide on October 11, 2007, 11:20:22 AM
Planning ahead to tomorrow, we will be drinking beer, on a Friday, and in Maggie Valley. 

Won't be Cheap Merican - will be what the host restaurant carries and we will be clinking glasses with our fellow brothers and sisters from CVO Harley.com.   :drink:  Only one mind you, as we gotta be able to keep those two wheels with their rubber sides down.   ;)

What are you having?

 :cherry: 
I'll be having what you and Jamie are having.  :givemebeer: :beerchug: har!  spyder
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: naitram on October 11, 2007, 11:23:15 AM
got a refrigerator full of beer left from the bash last weekend,


i'll be drinking Sam October, Corona, Home-Brew, Bud, Bud light, and a few other strays for a while
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Hugh Janis on October 11, 2007, 12:09:06 PM
I love weekends!  In the 20 odd years I've been of legal drinking age I've learned to perform every weekend task with one hand (so I don't have to set my beer down).  Sometimes this takes a lot more time and careful planning.

I like to try various regional and imports.  I'm disgusted by the recent popularity boom of the alternative malt beverages (Mike's Hard, Smirnoff et al) that take up valuable cooler space and limit my choices of GOOD beer!
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on October 11, 2007, 01:47:48 PM
I'm disgusted by the recent popularity boom of the alternative malt beverages (Mike's Hard, Smirnoff et al) that take up valuable cooler space and limit my choices of GOOD beer!

well, get use to it, unfortunately this is the direction the distributors are going based on the demand of this wussy chit coolade from the youngsters, its evedent that this generation has thrown traditional acceptable quality levels out the window, they have no taste whatsoever, they listen to rap music on mp3's, drink spiked coolade and eat microwave food on a daily basis, human values have sadly deteriorated in the last two generations.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: ccr on October 11, 2007, 01:49:25 PM
well, get use to it, unfortunately this is the direction the distributors are going based on the demand of this wussy chit coolade from the youngsters, its evedent that this generation has thrown traditional acceptable quality levels out the window, they have no taste whatsoever, they listen to rap music on mp3's, drink spiked coolade and eat microwave food on a daily basis, human values have sadly deteriorated in the last two generations.

Not that I don't agree with you, cause I actually do

but I bet if you could go back 40 generations, the folks said about the same thing about the next generations. 

Just think, they are our future. 

 :o
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: SPIDERMAN on October 11, 2007, 01:58:49 PM
Now I'm not one to point a finger at my bros, but here's the thing. I had a dozen Modelo's in the patio fridge and a dozen Guiness along with some nice ale to make a Black & Tan.  Someone, I won't mention who said " what'd you buy the Modelo for ?

Went to get a Modelo last night

The Modelo's are gone, the ale is gone, the Guiness is still there.

Now how'd that happen ?    :D

B B
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Hugh Janis on October 11, 2007, 02:20:05 PM
[

The Modelo's are gone, the ale is gone, the Guiness is still there.

Now how'd that happen ?    :D

B B
[/quote]

Funny, I don't remember stopping by......
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: ccr on October 11, 2007, 02:56:24 PM
Funny, I don't remember stopping by......

Me either.

Guess we don't hold our beer well.

            What are those signs of being an Alcoholic?  Can't remember the night before? 
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on October 15, 2007, 07:24:20 PM
Modelo tends to disappear first - especially when a few folks decide to try - well maybe just one cuz they've never tried Modelo.  It goes quick.

Drank some Negra Modelo on the 50cc ride last week.  Did not drink all that much beer, considering, but sure racked up some miles.  At some point in the future, I hope to rectify that by taking a leisurely beers across America ride.

 
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Fired00d on October 15, 2007, 07:29:34 PM
Modelo tends to disappear first - especially when a few folks decide to try - well maybe just one cuz they've never tried Modelo.  It goes quick.

Drank some Negra Modelo on the 50cc ride last week.  Did not drink all that much beer, considering, but sure racked up some miles.  At some point in the future, I hope to rectify that by taking a leisurely beers across America ride.

 
That sounds like my kind of ride. :2vrolijk_21:

 :pumpkin:
Ride Safe,
Fired00d
 :fireman:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Hugh Janis on October 16, 2007, 12:53:58 AM
That sounds like my kind of ride. :2vrolijk_21:

 :pumpkin:
Ride Safe,
Fired00d
 :fireman:

I'm in too!
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: spydglide on October 16, 2007, 08:15:15 AM
This could be bigger than the Kyle Petty ride.  :drink: har!  spyder
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on October 16, 2007, 09:43:27 AM
That sounds like my kind of ride. :2vrolijk_21:

 :pumpkin:
Ride Safe,
Fired00d
 :fireman:

"Beer Ride Across America" does have a catchy sounding name.   ;D
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: miker on October 16, 2007, 11:07:00 AM
"Mmmmm beer.  The cause of and solution to all of life's problems" (Homer Simpson).
or is it proof of God's existence as eluded to by Benjamin Franklin. ("Because He wants us to be happy")

..what a magical beverage...

It's Red Stripe Tuesday in my neck o the woods!

 :drink: :drink:  :drink:

Miker
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on October 16, 2007, 07:22:00 PM
"Beer Ride Across America" does have a catchy sounding name.   ;D

I have tried this, started in Wisconsin, but I have never been able to get any further because there are so many damn good breweries here :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink:
the only way to make it work, is to pick only one Brewery from each state.  :huepfenlol2: :huepfenlol2: :huepfenlol2:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: SPIDERMAN on October 16, 2007, 07:51:22 PM
"Beer Ride Across America" does have a catchy sounding name.   ;D

Don't they refer to these things as a " crawl " ?

B B
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on October 16, 2007, 09:48:26 PM
Don't they refer to these things as a " crawl " ?

B B

by the end of the night they do  :P
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: miker on October 17, 2007, 08:08:09 AM
In Key West....You start out on one side of the street bee bopping in and out bars but by the time you get back down the other you are crawlin...Especially if make the turn point at the Hogs Breath, strong drinkie's there lads.

Miker
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on October 17, 2007, 08:09:06 AM
I have tried this, started in Wisconsin, but I have never been able to get any further because there are so many damn good breweries here :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink:
the only way to make it work, is to pick only one Brewery from each state.  :huepfenlol2: :huepfenlol2: :huepfenlol2:

In some states that will be easier than others.  Good advice, but the larger states (CA, TX, NY, etc.) may need more than one. 

Ride brewery to brewery, 1-2 per day?   :nixweiss:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on October 17, 2007, 08:11:05 AM
Don't they refer to these things as a " crawl " ?

B B

I have crawled out of bars and even into bars.  Figure something must have been wrong with gravity at the time.  :nixweiss:

Crawling out beats being thrown out, from past experience.......  8)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on October 17, 2007, 08:13:15 AM
In Key West....You start out on one side of the street bee bopping in and out bars but by the time you get back down the other you are crawlin...Especially if make the turn point at the Hogs Breath, strong drinkie's there lads.

Miker

Hog's Breath..... I have been there many times and even remember a couple of them.   Chickens in yon rafters - BEWARE!   ;D   

We go from Hogs Breath to Capt. Tonys to Sloppy Joes to .... I forget after that so sometimes we just repeat.   :huepfenjump3:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: miker on October 17, 2007, 08:32:24 AM
Hog's Breath..... I have been there many times and even remember a couple of them.   Chickens in yon rafters - BEWARE!   ;D   

We go from Hogs Breath to Capt. Tonys to Sloppy Joes to .... I forget after that so sometimes we just repeat.   :huepfenjump3:

That short track is a safe bet...I really dislike those chickens, "how that get in my shoe?" had been said before.

Miker
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on November 02, 2007, 12:19:28 PM
The Jester got it's new tour pack and new LED idjit light assembly this week (neutral light working again - never had one go bad before) sooooooo.....

Decided to celebrate Happy Friday at beer thirty today a little differently than usual......

(http://www.ratebeer.com/beerimages/887.jpg)

Riding to a seafood festival tomorrow where the raw oysters will be plentiful and the beer plentifuller (?).

(http://www.floridaseafoodfestival.com/_images/header1.jpg)

Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: miker on November 02, 2007, 12:24:27 PM
Enjoy your trip,  I'm gonna finish off the case of Sam Octoberfest I bought yesterday!   :drink:

Mike
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: miker on November 02, 2007, 12:26:13 PM
Oh, and hopefully get a ride out to the J&S Fish Camp but it is still raining down here.

Miker
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on November 02, 2007, 12:29:20 PM
Oh, and hopefully get a ride out to the J&S Fish Camp but it is still raining down here.

Miker

The one near Okeechobee?

Hope you get to ride - its supposed to be mid 70's and sunny here in the panhandle. 
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Hugh Janis on November 02, 2007, 12:30:44 PM
I've got a few Beck's Dark, Stella Artois, and Labatt Blue in the fridge from Halloween that won't see morning.....

I love the seafood ride!  We have nothing like that here.  There might be 2 restaurants within 100 miles that have fresh oysters and one of them is Hooters.   :pepper:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: miker on November 02, 2007, 12:36:14 PM
The one near Okeechobee?

Hope you get to ride - its supposed to be mid 70's and sunny here in the panhandle. 

Yup, I live down here in wellington, used to be a nice place.

Miker
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on November 02, 2007, 12:45:52 PM
I've got a few Beck's Dark, Stella Artois, and Labatt Blue in the fridge from Halloween that won't see morning.....

I love the seafood ride!  We have nothing like that here.  There might be 2 restaurants within 100 miles that have fresh oysters and one of them is Hooters.   :pepper:

Beer killer!   :huepfenjump3: :huepfenjump3: :huepfenjump3:

Apalachicola, Florida is an old fishing town that has the oldest seafood festival around.   :2vrolijk_21:

In Chicago last week I ate some Prince Edward Island & Nova Scotia raw oysters that were very good.  Guess that's a long way north from ya. 
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on November 02, 2007, 12:47:05 PM
Yup, I live down here in wellington, used to be a nice place.

Miker

Thought the name was familiar.

Used to be?  Sounds like some of my favorite places back in Texas that "used to be nice".....
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Fired00d on November 02, 2007, 12:55:49 PM
The Jester got it's new tour pack and new LED idjit light assembly this week (neutral light working again - never had one go bad before) sooooooo.....

Decided to celebrate Happy Friday at beer thirty today a little differently than usual......

(http://www.ratebeer.com/beerimages/887.jpg)

Riding to a seafood festival tomorrow where the raw oysters will be plentiful and the beer plentifuller (?).

(http://www.floridaseafoodfestival.com/_images/header1.jpg)


Good choice of cold frosty's. :2vrolijk_21: I had them last weekend and still have a few in the fridge, and more then likely if I have to get more this weekend I'll get more of the same.

 :pumpkin:
Ride Safe,
Fired00d
 :fireman:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on December 01, 2007, 12:07:53 AM
my Guinness! Its a crying shame :bigcry:

http://www.rte.ie/news/2007/1129/guinness.html (http://www.rte.ie/news/2007/1129/guinness.html)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: ccr on December 01, 2007, 06:46:28 AM
my Guinness! Its a crying shame :bigcry:

http://www.rte.ie/news/2007/1129/guinness.html (http://www.rte.ie/news/2007/1129/guinness.html)
It may be a shame, but I'd like to be friends with the guy who absonded with the pints.  I am rather fond of the darker brew and I am sure it would be fun to share. 
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on December 01, 2007, 09:29:28 AM
Good choice of cold frosty's. :2vrolijk_21: I had them last weekend and still have a few in the fridge, and more then likely if I have to get more this weekend I'll get more of the same.

 :pumpkin:
Ride Safe,
Fired00d
 :fireman:

This weekend its

(http://miasmaticreview.mu.nu/mt-static/Black%20and%20Tan.jpg)

again.  A good brew for the cold, wintry nights here in the Sunshine State.   ;D


Almost time to put the tree up, just a few more bottles to finish:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v478/iskifreelee/beer-bottle-tree.jpg)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: grandpadoc on December 01, 2007, 09:39:46 AM
BUD, BUD, BUD,BUD, BUD, BUD, BUDBUD,BUD,BUD,BUD,BUD,BUD,BUD,BUD,BUD,BUD,BUD,BUD,BUD,BUD,BUD,BUD,BUD,BUD,BUD,BUD,BUD,BUD,BUD,BUD,BUD,BUD,BUD,BUD,BUD,BUD,BUD,OH AND MORE BUD!!!!!!!!!!!!! :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink:

 :beerchug: BUD! We don't like that upstream beer (everything else).  Doc
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on December 01, 2007, 09:43:36 AM
:beerchug: BUD! We don't like that upstream beer (everything else).  Doc

(http://thefuntimesguide.com/images/blogs/budweiser_back_in_time.jpg)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on December 01, 2007, 11:23:17 AM
It may be a shame, but I'd like to be friends with the guy who absonded with the pints.  I am rather fond of the darker brew and I am sure it would be fun to share. 

I could not associate with such thieves, I would rather turn them In for a 50 Keg reward!!  ::)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on December 01, 2007, 11:28:24 AM
:beerchug: BUD! We don't like that upstream beer (everything else).  Doc

You poor misguided unfortunate soul, Life is way too short to drink swill
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on December 01, 2007, 11:40:01 AM
This weekend its
Almost time to put the tree up, just a few more bottles to finish:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v478/iskifreelee/beer-bottle-tree.jpg)


iski, I love it  Bro!!! :2vrolijk_21:
what a great way to get rid of all those green bottles that I dont use for homebrewing any more, I will have to be sneaky though, my ole lady will freak when she comes home to see I put up an artificial beer bottle tree  :o
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: grandpadoc on December 01, 2007, 09:03:28 PM
You poor misguided unfortunate soul, Life is way too short to drink swill

I know how you feel, really !!  It's an acquired taste , one you will appreciate more when your tasteBUDS mature. ;)   Doc
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on December 01, 2007, 09:59:26 PM
I know how you feel, really !!  It's an acquired taste , one you will appreciate more when your tasteBUDS mature. ;)   Doc

Greenpeace released the results of analyses showing the presence of an experimental genetically engineered (GE) strain of rice at an Anheuser-Busch operated mill in Arkansas that is used to brew Budweiser. An independent laboratory test, commissioned by Greenpeace, detected the presence of GE rice (Bayer LL601) in three out of four samples taken at the mill.

Bayer LL601 rice was the source of the 2006 contamination of at least 30 percent of rice stocks in the United States. The GE contamination had a massive negative economic impact on the U.S. rice industry as many countries subsequently stopped or significantly restricted the import of U.S. rice. 
“Anheuser-Busch must make a clear statement about the level of GE contamination of the rice used to brew Budweiser in the U.S. and spell out what measures are in place to ensure this beer does not reach the company’s export markets,” said Doreen Stabinsky, Greenpeace agriculture campaigner.

“U.S. beer drinkers need Anheuser-Busch to explain why it is not preventing use of this genetically engineered rice in the U.S. If, as the company has informed Greenpeace, all of the Budweiser exported from the U.S. or manufactured outside of the U.S. does not contain genetically engineered rice, then Anheuser-Busch needs to state this publicly, and explain the double standard,” added Stabinsky.

Greenpeace informed Anheuser-Busch of the test results prior to their release and sought clear information from the company on the extent of contamination and its global policy on the use of GE ingredients. Anheuser-Busch responded that the rice is approved for use in the U.S. and is not used in brewing Budweiser destined for export. The full extent of the contamination remains unclear.

The rice strain in question, Bayer LL601 rice, was retroactively granted approval by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in an effort to reduce public concern and company liability, despite 15,000 public objections. The European Food Safety Authority, however, stated that there was insufficient data to make a finding of safety.  Greenpeace believes that U.S. consumers have a right to know if GE-contaminated rice is used to make Budweiser. Last Friday, the USDA released inconclusive results of a 14-month, 8,500 staff hour study into the contamination incident, providing little insight into how the contamination occurred, and showing no evidence that regulators or industry have any idea how to prevent future contamination scandals.

Anheuser-Busch is the largest single rice buyer in the US, buying six to ten percent of the annual U.S. rice crop, and is one of only a few beer producers that use rice as an ingredient. The brand is found in approximately 60 countries through a mix of exports and local brewing arrangements.


 :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: grandpadoc on December 01, 2007, 11:42:24 PM
...see, they are the King. :crowngrin: Doc
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on December 02, 2007, 09:36:16 AM
iski, I love it  Bro!!! :2vrolijk_21:
what a great way to get rid of all those green bottles that I dont use for homebrewing any more, I will have to be sneaky though, my ole lady will freak when she comes home to see I put up an artificial beer bottle tree  :o

I have considered doing a tree like this Eagle1 and so far the main thing preventing me has been the variety of house dogs that we have visiting from time to time. Our beagle likes to play & gets rambunctious with her guests, and the visions of me or my BSR sweeping up the inevitable piles of green glass are not exactly sugarplums a-dancing in my head.

Freakin' out the ole lady is good for them from time to time.  If you build one, post a pic.  Much respect for you homebrewers.  :2vrolijk_21:  I have a function to attend tomorrow night that will be at the home of an EXCELLENT homebrewer, & am really looking forward to trying what he has ready on hand.   :huepfenjump3:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: HogBreath on December 02, 2007, 09:40:36 AM
I have considered doing a tree like this Eagle1 and so far the main thing preventing me has been the variety of house dogs that we have visiting from time to time. Our beagle likes to play & gets rambunctious with her guests, and the visions of me or my BSR sweeping up the inevitable piles of green glass are not exactly sugarplums a-dancing in my head.

Freakin' out the ole lady is good for them from time to time.  If you build one, post a pic.  Much respect for you homebrewers.  :2vrolijk_21:  I have a function to attend tomorrow night that will be at the home of an EXCELLENT homebrewer, & am really looking forward to trying what he has ready on hand.   :huepfenjump3:

iski, I'm sure you snap your fingers and your BSR would jump right up to clean up the mess!
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on December 02, 2007, 11:53:06 AM
I have considered doing a tree like this Eagle1 and so far the main thing preventing me has been the variety of house dogs that we have visiting from time to time. Our beagle likes to play & gets rambunctious with her guests, and the visions of me or my BSR sweeping up the inevitable piles of green glass are not exactly sugarplums a-dancing in my head.

Freakin' out the ole lady is good for them from time to time.  If you build one, post a pic.  Much respect for you homebrewers.  :2vrolijk_21:  I have a function to attend tomorrow night that will be at the home of an EXCELLENT homebrewer, & am really looking forward to trying what he has ready on hand.   :huepfenjump3:

oh man, I would not even consider it if I had pets around, luckily I have been allergic to fur all my life, and so far its been a good enough excuse to keep my wife and daughter at bay, but now they started talkin about some Hairless critters that are Hypoallergenic, got me real nervous but I played it cool and just laughed hysterically, when they continued to push the issue I threatened to feed it to my tank full of Red Bellies.  :o ;)

anyway, I went down and did a head count of Grolsch Bottles last night and found that I only have a couple of cases left, most of the flip top bottles that I use for brewing have been replaced with brown glass when it was proven that green glass can lead to a skunky off-flavor if exposed to to the ultraviolet. I can tell you that tree is comprised of at least 12 cases of Grolsch Bottles, and no doubt had to be a homebrewer with a large stock pile for his hobby :2vrolijk_21:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: FNGw/08SERK on December 02, 2007, 12:19:00 PM
now they started talkin about some Hairless critters that are Hypoallergenic, got me real nervous
[/quote]Like Mr. Bigglesworth??   :nixweiss:

http://www.austinpowers.com/cgi-bin/drevil/photo.cgi?object=imgmrbigglesworthhairless
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on December 02, 2007, 07:26:37 PM
iski, I'm sure you snap your fingers and your BSR would jump right up to clean up the mess!

You betcha, Hogbreath.  All I have to do is snap one finger usually.  Multiple finger snaps & she's a regular dynamo.   :drink:  :huepfenjump3:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on December 02, 2007, 07:39:37 PM
oh man, I would not even consider it if I had pets around, luckily I have been allergic to fur all my life, and so far its been a good enough excuse to keep my wife and daughter at bay, but now they started talkin about some Hairless critters that are Hypoallergenic, got me real nervous but I played it cool and just laughed hysterically, when they continued to push the issue I threatened to feed it to my tank full of Red Bellies.  :o ;)

anyway, I went down and did a head count of Grolsch Bottles last night and found that I only have a couple of cases left, most of the flip top bottles that I use for brewing have been replaced with brown glass when it was proven that green glass can lead to a skunky off-flavor if exposed to to the ultraviolet. I can tell you that tree is comprised of at least 12 cases of Grolsch Bottles, and no doubt had to be a homebrewer with a large stock pile for his hobby :2vrolijk_21:

This got FNG to post an Austin Powers pic, so that in itself was more than worth the effort.  Your threat re:red bellies is graphic - cannot remember the cartoon animation that went around a while back of a fish that ate everything.....  :confused5:

Grolsch is one of my favorites.  Friends also use thoise bottles for the transport of a variety of spirits including whiskey & scotch.  They have many lives after they are emptied once.

I'm in the food biz - not beer unfortunately - you are right about the green glass & UV.  Brown is best for longer lived brews.  :2vrolijk_21:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on December 02, 2007, 08:37:21 PM
now they started talkin about some Hairless critters that are Hypoallergenic, got me real nervous
Like Mr. Bigglesworth??   :nixweiss:

(http://www.cvoharley.com/smf/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=12408.0;attach=49698;image)

HA HA   :zroflmao: :zroflmao: :zroflmao:  yea, there you go, :2vrolijk_21:
even the dog looks pissed that they naired his a$$  :huepfenlol2: :huepfenlol2: :huepfenlol2:

Chit, that  little runt would just be a snack for my babies, I would have to start breedin em to have enough for a meal for this lot

(http://www.cvoharley.com/smf/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=9492.0;attach=20459;image)
Title: grain surgery
Post by: EAGLE1 on December 03, 2007, 11:54:18 PM
How much would you pay for the strongest brew in the world?

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/features/food/sfl-flcostbeerbrnov29,0,5291591.story (http://www.sun-sentinel.com/features/food/sfl-flcostbeerbrnov29,0,5291591.story)
Title: Re: grain surgery
Post by: Bdygrd4u on December 04, 2007, 11:53:41 AM
How much would you pay for the strongest brew in the world?

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/features/food/sfl-flcostbeerbrnov29,0,5291591.story (http://www.sun-sentinel.com/features/food/sfl-flcostbeerbrnov29,0,5291591.story)

Beer for the rich...who woulda thunk!!!!  :nixweiss: I prefer good old Budweiser  :P
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Talon on December 04, 2007, 04:16:53 PM
S.O.S. !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Talon on December 05, 2007, 12:37:15 PM
 :'(
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: spydglide on December 05, 2007, 06:41:14 PM
:'(
what's she wearing a black bar for?  :nixweiss: :-\ :-*  har!  :drink: spyder
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: miker on December 05, 2007, 08:14:34 PM
Har!   
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on December 05, 2007, 09:25:31 PM
what's she wearing a black bar for?  :nixweiss: :-\ :-*  har!  :drink: spyder

 ;D

May be some kind of epidemic.

(http://www.urbanjunkie.co.uk/shopimages/products/extras/Black%20Bar%20glasses%20300.jpg)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Fired00d on December 06, 2007, 10:13:09 AM
Gentlemen,
Let's remember the rules of posting to www.CVOHARLEY.com (http://www.cvoharley.com/smf/index.php?topic=2539.0) In particular....

Keep content family and work friendly no nudity should be posted, if posting a link to another site that has content not allowed here a warning should also be posted

Basically use common sense and be considerate courteous and respectful of other members


So we (Admin/Mods) will not have to do this..

Moderators may edit, move, or remove posts at their discretion

Remember we do have females, and young adult(s) (females) that we know of that are members, and who knows the age of our guests. Let's keep our attachments something to be proud of as a reflection of this site. Thanks.

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Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Talon on December 06, 2007, 10:34:10 AM
Gentlemen,
Let's remember the rules of posting to www.CVOHARLEY.com (http://www.cvoharley.com/smf/index.php?topic=2539.0) In particular....

Keep content family and work friendly no nudity should be posted, if posting a link to another site that has content not allowed here a warning should also be posted

Basically use common sense and be considerate courteous and respectful of other members


So we (Admin/Mods) will not have to do this..

Moderators may edit, move, or remove posts at their discretion


Remember we do have females, and young adult(s) (females) that we know of that are members, and who knows the age of our guests. Let's keep our attachments something to be proud of as a reflection of this site. Thanks.

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Ride Safe,
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Ok, I pulled the last two post off. :confused5:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on December 06, 2007, 12:18:06 PM
(http://www.profilepants.com/pictures/pants/134470.jpg)

&

(http://www.yavor.biz/gallery/gallery1/9999963.jpg.jpg)

Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: miker on December 06, 2007, 12:28:44 PM
"Mmmmm, beer.  The answer to and cause of all life's problems"

Homer Simpson.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Talon on December 06, 2007, 01:11:47 PM
D'oh!
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on December 06, 2007, 01:41:49 PM
D'oh!

D'oh!

drinking Beer is hard work
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Talon on December 06, 2007, 01:45:49 PM
 :P
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on December 06, 2007, 09:57:44 PM
Gentlemen,
Let's remember the rules of posting to www.CVOHARLEY.com (http://www.cvoharley.com/smf/index.php?topic=2539.0) In particular....

Keep content family and work friendly no nudity should be posted, if posting a link to another site that has content not allowed here a warning should also be posted

Basically use common sense and be considerate courteous and respectful of other members


So we (Admin/Mods) will not have to do this..

Moderators may edit, move, or remove posts at their discretion

Remember we do have females, and young adult(s) (females) that we know of that are members, and who knows the age of our guests. Let's keep our attachments something to be proud of as a reflection of this site. Thanks.

 :pumpkin:
Ride Safe,
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 :fireman:


Ok, I pulled the last two post off. :confused5:

(http://home.insightbb.com/~screamineagle/spank.gif)

Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: SPIDERMAN on December 06, 2007, 10:27:14 PM
You poor misguided unfortunate soul, Life is way too short to drink swill

Remember when everyone drank Schlitz ? Where' is it now ?

Sooner or later Bud will join Schlitz in whatever beer graveyard it went to


B B
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Hugh Janis on December 07, 2007, 07:13:57 AM
Remember when everyone drank Schlitz ? Where' is it now ?

Sooner or later Bud will join Schlitz in whatever beer graveyard it went to


B B

I thought Pabst would be there a few years ago  but it's making a comeback with the college crowd. 

I remember the ad, "11,000,000 times a day America reaches for a Schlitz!"  I'll bet it was really 550,000 people doing so 20 times a day....
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: grandpadoc on December 07, 2007, 09:51:33 AM
Remember when everyone drank Schlitz ? Where' is it now ?

Sooner or later Bud will join Schlitz in whatever beer graveyard it went to


B B


Spidy, It's an acquired taste and enjoyed when your tasteBUDs mature. :drink:  It is the King you know. :crowngrin:  Doc
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: grandpadoc on December 07, 2007, 09:57:01 AM
(http://www.profilepants.com/pictures/pants/134470.jpg)

&

(http://www.yavor.biz/gallery/gallery1/9999963.jpg.jpg)



I used to live in the burbs of Cleveland and opened the door to a snow bank like that few times. What a great use of a renewable resource! I hope Gore looks at this site.  :beerchug:  Doc
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on December 07, 2007, 10:16:04 AM
Remember when everyone drank Schlitz ? Where' is it now ?

Sooner or later Bud will join Schlitz in whatever beer graveyard it went to


B B

Some A/B products give me a headache - Bud & Bud Light mainly.  No idea why, but from experience they appear to be the culprit.

When I was in my teens the bootlegger had Jax, Falstaff, or Schlitz.  Quart bottles only - $.75 a piece & we usually bought 2.  No legal sales in that county then - now beer is sold in stores there. 

Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on December 07, 2007, 10:19:09 AM
I used to live in the burbs of Cleveland and opened the door to a snow bank like that few times. What a great use of a renewable resource! I hope Gore looks at this site.  :beerchug:  Doc

Ahhhh, Cleveland.  The pleasant ?? breeze blowing off Lake Erie while the river burns.......

Used  beer cool out the window of a condo in Colorado on ski trips like the above photo.  Snow is good for 2 things - cooling beer & winter sports like skiing.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: RJ749 on December 07, 2007, 10:29:31 AM
Remember when everyone drank Schlitz ? Where' is it now ?

Sooner or later Bud will join Schlitz in whatever beer graveyard it went to


B B

Hey B B, its back.  They are brewing it again/still.  Not that its a good thing necessarily.

http://www.schlitzgusto.com
 
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: RJ749 on December 07, 2007, 10:32:06 AM
Here's the new bottle logo
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: ccr on December 07, 2007, 10:36:34 AM
Here's the new bottle logo
Roger, this picture looks like it has been doctored a little.  I don't recall Schlitz having that much color;

(http://www.cvoharley.com/smf/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=12408.0;attach=50126)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on December 07, 2007, 10:39:31 AM
Roger, this picture looks like it has been doctored a little.  I don't recall Schlitz having that much color;

(http://www.cvoharley.com/smf/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=12408.0;attach=50126)

Noticed the same thing, Mrs. We, thanks to Rog's pic I did a little search & found this:

"The Schlitz brand name is owned by Pabst, and Schlitz beer is brewed for them on a contract basis by a Miller brewery. You can still often find the beer in places like Texas or the Milwaukee area, but it's nothing like the old Schlitz beer that was so popular until the 70s."

http://en.allexperts.com/q/Beer-2269/Schlitz-1.htm (http://en.allexperts.com/q/Beer-2269/Schlitz-1.htm)

It's not the same beer.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: RJ749 on December 07, 2007, 10:40:38 AM
Roger, this picture looks like it has been doctored a little.  I don't recall Schlitz having that much color;

(http://www.cvoharley.com/smf/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=12408.0;attach=50126)

 :huepfenlol2: Artistic license of the new brewer I imagine.  Wikipedia says that the collapse of the company was because they tried to change to a heat fermentation process which failed to produce the quality they once had and a disastrous strike in the early 80's.

In 1976 it was the number 2 brewery in the USA.  My how the worm turns, here today/gone tomorrow. :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: ccr on December 07, 2007, 10:45:07 AM
:huepfenlol2: Artistic license of the new brewer I imagine.  Wikipedia says that the collapse of the company was because they tried to change to a heat fermentation process which failed to produce the quality they once had and a disastrous strike in the early 80's.

In 1976 it was the number 2 brewery in the USA.  My how the worm turns, here today/gone tomorrow. :drink:
A good lesson for all businesses.  It can happen to the Best of em, if they are not careful. 
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: RJ749 on December 07, 2007, 10:45:50 AM
Noticed the same thing, Mrs. We, thanks to Rog's pic I did a little search & found this:

"The Schlitz brand name is owned by Pabst, and Schlitz beer is brewed for them on a contract basis by a Miller brewery. You can still often find the beer in places like Texas or the Milwaukee area, but it's nothing like the old Schlitz beer that was so popular until the 70s."

http://en.allexperts.com/q/Beer-2269/Schlitz-1.htm (http://en.allexperts.com/q/Beer-2269/Schlitz-1.htm)

It's not the same beer.

I think that may be old info, the new site indicates they have started brewing with the old formula in 2007.  Hell I don't know, maybe it's like Candy says, colored water adn tastes like "animal beer" :huepfenlol2:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: RJ749 on December 07, 2007, 10:52:44 AM
Here's a step back in time, recognize any of the actors in this Old Old Milwaukee ad?

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=110040659636771477&q=log+rolling
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on December 07, 2007, 10:54:40 AM
I think that may be old info, the new site indicates they have started brewing with the old formula in 2007.  Hell I don't know, maybe it's like Candy says, colored water adn tastes like "animal beer" :huepfenlol2:

Noticed the 2003 date on that link so searched some more & found this:

http://worldbeer.info/beer.php?beer=21 (http://worldbeer.info/beer.php?beer=21)

"Type of Beer- Pilsner.
Joseph Schlitz Brewing Company of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, San Antonio, Texas.
They call it 'the beer that made Milwaukee famous.' But they claim to be from the heart of Texas. Whatever. It's a thinly flavored beer with a slightly different taste. It looks good but that's all sizzle and no steak. We give Schlitz a 2.0." 


Recall somebody telling me it's now brewed in San Antonio, at the old Pearl Brewery location.  Not sure on who bought Pearl?

Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on December 07, 2007, 10:57:37 AM
Here's a step back in time, recognize any of the actors in this Old Old Milwaukee ad?

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=110040659636771477&q=log+rolling

Yeah, but can't think of their names....

We drank lots of Old Milwaukee - cheapest beer on the shelf then.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: ccr on December 07, 2007, 11:00:57 AM
Here's a step back in time, recognize any of the actors in this Old Old Milwaukee ad?

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=110040659636771477&q=log+rolling
OK, I don't know - is that the Duke brothers?

But the Old Milwaukee ----- we used to buy it as boat beer in cans (when we had a boat.)  It was not very strong, seems that we would really feel the affects of alchohol when bobbin out in the ocean on a hot day, we used cans so no glass could get lost on the boat and come back to bite anyone and the price was sinfully cheap $6.00/24 pack at the PX.

Not good tasting, but it surprisingly refreshing there.  Would not drink the stuff on dry land.

Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: RJ749 on December 07, 2007, 11:03:00 AM
I don't recall who bought Olympia Beer, I think it was Pabst back in the 90's.  My uncle worked there.

It was ok beer out here for years but they dicked it up and eventually Miller bought the brewery and closed it.

Consolidation isn't always good for the community.  It was a big employer back then.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: RJ749 on December 07, 2007, 11:03:46 AM
OK, I don't know - is that the Duke brothers?

But the Old Milwaukee ----- we used to buy it as boat beer in cans (when we had a boat.)  It was not very strong, seems that we would really feel the affects of alchohol when bobbin out in the ocean on a hot day, we used cans so no glass could get lost on the boat and come back to bite anyone and the price was sinfully cheap $6.00/24 pack at the PX.

Not good tasting, but it surprisingly refreshing there.  Would not drink the stuff on dry land.



I think one may be, but the one I saw was Beaver's older brother.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: SBB on December 07, 2007, 11:04:54 AM

Easy guys!
First post on the beer thread.
Newbie here.


King of the older beers

Miller High Life!

The first beer I ever tasted! I think my father knew a few were disappearing from the fridge but never said anything.

 :) :) :) :) :) :)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: ccr on December 07, 2007, 11:06:42 AM
I don't recall who bought Olympia Beer, I think it was Pabst back in the 90's.  My uncle worked there.

It was ok beer out here for years but they dicked it up and eventually Miller bought the brewery and closed it.

Consolidation isn't always good for the community.  It was a big employer back then.
Making the memory cells work out this morning - but then - it is Friday and Friday Beer Thread.  My Dad used to drink Olympia beer.

Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: RJ749 on December 07, 2007, 11:07:08 AM
Easy guys!
First post on the beer thread.
Newbie here.


King of the older beers

Miller High Life!

The first beer I ever tasted! I think my father knew a few were disappearing from the fridge but never said anything.

 :) :) :) :) :) :)

Chip, I still buy it, it's one of the best buys in the market here.

If we're at the lake it doesn't much matter after the first couple anyway.  MGD is nearly twice as much as the old "champagne of beers" :2vrolijk_21: :bananarock:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Hugh Janis on December 07, 2007, 11:07:47 AM
Wally (Tony Dow)?  Maybe.  And I think you're right about Tom Wopat (Duke Bro).  I'm not sure on either though...

Why'd the loser have to be named Jim?
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: RJ749 on December 07, 2007, 11:10:20 AM
Wally (Tony Dow)?  Maybe.  And I think you're right about Tom Wopat (Duke Bro).  I'm not sure on either though...

Why'd the loser have to be named Jim?

It was the 70's :huepfenlol2:  :beerchug:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Hugh Janis on December 07, 2007, 11:14:43 AM
I remember riding around in my brother's '69 Cougar drinking Miller High Life!  I've got a buddy with a boat who loads it with 2 30packs of Genesee for a weekend of sailing.  He adds cans of Adirondack selzer in the cooler as a speed bump.

I was having a Corona with lime with him once and he accused me being a beer snob and challenged me to try a "Genny" with a lime.  There was almost NO discernible difference.  he pays about $12 for a 30pk and I was paying $12 for a 12pk. 
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on December 07, 2007, 11:14:49 AM
Recall a friend going to work right out of High School at Miler Brewing in Ft. Worth, TX.  He got a case or 2 of Miller High Life a week.  New a brew master there in the early 90's - interesting operation.

Don't drink much Miller - it used to be owned by Phillip Morris.  Now Molson/Coors is buying it or merging with it.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on December 07, 2007, 11:17:01 AM
I remember riding around in my brother's '69 Cougar drinking Miller High Life!  I've got a buddy with a boat who loads it with 2 30packs of Genesee for a weekend of sailing.  He adds cans of Adirondack selzer in the cooler as a speed bump.

I was having a Corona with lime with him once and he accused me being a beer snob and challenged me to try a "Genny" with a lime.  There was almost NO discernible difference.  he pays about $12 for a 30pk and I was paying $12 for a 12pk. 

Not familiar with this stuff - Genesee.   What is is like?
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Midnight Rider on December 07, 2007, 11:22:04 AM
Drank plenty of Schlitz in High School 65-69.  Dad used to drink that and Falstaff down at our cabin (it was really a cabin...one of the green clapboard type, bunks on the screened porch, no A/C, cold water shower, and an outhouse) on the Warrior River.  He usually put salt in the Falstaff.

In college, people used to bootleg Coors in to campus for 2 bucks a 6 pack...we thought we were in high cotton getting Coors compared to the other cheap stuff around here.  It washed away the cotton mouth nicely though...
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Hugh Janis on December 07, 2007, 11:25:10 AM
Regional pilsner brewed in Rochester, NY.  They all taste alike to me (Bud, Genesee, Miller, Busch etc).  They've diversified some and do some contract brewing (Sam Adams).  Have you ever heard of JW Dundee Honey Brown?  That's brewed there also.  The parent Co. is now High Falls Brewing.  We have a member here who works for them (Beerman).
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: SBB on December 07, 2007, 11:25:47 AM
 He usually put salt in the Falstaff.


Beer without salt.

Not here!

Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: RJ749 on December 07, 2007, 11:28:29 AM
Drank plenty of Schlitz in High School 65-69.  Dad used to drink that and Falstaff down at our cabin (it was really a cabin...one of the green clapboard type, bunks on the screened porch, no A/C, cold water shower, and an outhouse) on the Warrior River.  He usually put salt in the Falstaff.

In college, people used to bootleg Coors in to campus for 2 bucks a 6 pack...we thought we were in high cotton getting Coors compared to the other cheap stuff around here.  It washed away the cotton mouth nicely though...

Coors was the cult beer in Washington too, it wasn't sold here and guys would run it in from Idaho.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on December 07, 2007, 11:33:39 AM
Regional pilsner brewed in Rochester, NY.  They all taste alike to me (Bud, Genesee, Miller, Busch etc).  They've diversified some and do some contract brewing (Sam Adams).  Have you ever heard of JW Dundee Honey Brown?  That's brewed there also.  The parent Co. is now High Falls Brewing.  We have a member here who works for them (Beerman).

I've seen it in liquor stores but never bought it.  Corona is considered among that type group in Mexico by many.  Hells bells, I'll drink most any beer but if I have a choice, I choose the stuff I like better since I do not drink as much beer as when I used to drink a lot of beer.   :)

Have seen that Honey Brown also. Any good?
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on December 07, 2007, 11:35:25 AM
Drank plenty of Schlitz in High School 65-69.  Dad used to drink that and Falstaff down at our cabin (it was really a cabin...one of the green clapboard type, bunks on the screened porch, no A/C, cold water shower, and an outhouse) on the Warrior River.  He usually put salt in the Falstaff.

In college, people used to bootleg Coors in to campus for 2 bucks a 6 pack...we thought we were in high cotton getting Coors compared to the other cheap stuff around here.  It washed away the cotton mouth nicely though...

We would buy Coorsfor 1.50 a 6 pack or so in New Mexico & then sell it for $10-12 a case when we got home.  Paid for gas on the trip - we rarely drank it though.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: miker on December 07, 2007, 11:35:33 AM
How about , Heffenreffer: aka "the green death"   :nervous:
A fortified malt liquor made to make white boys puke.

I just finished off the last of my Sammy Oktobers, they were good.  

Had lotsa Guinness last night, they have a new gimmick.
The cans do not have a widget in them, they pour it into a glass then place it on a plate that buzzes or surges the beer ultrasonically and presto a damn near perfect Guinness pour, amazing and looks cool.

Enjoy

miker
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Hugh Janis on December 07, 2007, 11:42:00 AM
I've seen it in liquor stores but never bought it.  Corona is considered among that type group in Mexico by many.  Hells bells, I'll drink most any beer but if I have a choice, I choose the stuff I like better since I do not drink as much beer as when I used to drink a lot of beer.   :)

Have seen that Honey Brown also. Any good?

Yeah, JW Dundee is promoting themselves as a microbrewed product.  It's good.  They have ampler packs also (IPA, Pils, Nut Brown etc).  It's all brewed by High Falls (Genesee)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Hugh Janis on December 07, 2007, 11:45:50 AM
How about , Heffenreffer: aka "the green death"   :nervous:
A fortified malt liquor made to make white boys puke.

I just finished off the last of my Sammy Oktobers, they were good. 

Had lotsa Guinness last night, they have a new gimmick.
The cans do not have a widget in them, they pour it into a glass then place it on a plate that buzzes or surges the beer ultrasonically and presto a damn near perfect Guinness pour, amazing and looks cool.

Enjoy

miker

Hmmm, shakes the piss out of it then.  Always an improvement.......

Whats the point of the shaker unless you have one for home use?  The draft version in pubs has a gas mixing manifold that adds nitrogen to the pour.  No need for it there.  The widget has compressed nitrogen in it which releases when the can is opened (drop in pressure).  Boddington has the same thing.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on December 07, 2007, 11:56:37 AM
How about , Heffenreffer: aka "the green death"   :nervous:
A fortified malt liquor made to make white boys puke.

I just finished off the last of my Sammy Oktobers, they were good. 

Had lotsa Guinness last night, they have a new gimmick.
The cans do not have a widget in them, they pour it into a glass then place it on a plate that buzzes or surges the beer ultrasonically and presto a damn near perfect Guinness pour, amazing and looks cool.

Enjoy

miker

Never tried that one.  Malt liquors - long ago & far away.

Heard about that Guinness plate deal but have not seen it yet.   :2vrolijk_21:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on December 07, 2007, 11:58:20 AM
Yeah, JW Dundee is promoting themselves as a microbrewed product.  It's good.  They have ampler packs also (IPA, Pils, Nut Brown etc).  It's all brewed by High Falls (Genesee)


I'm from an area with a lot of Czechs, so Pilsners are usually ok by me.  Will try one of those samplers over the season.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Break-In on December 07, 2007, 12:13:52 PM
I like red hook, and fosters :drink: :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Hugh Janis on December 07, 2007, 12:18:44 PM

I'm from an area with a lot of Czechs, so Pilsners are usually ok by me.  Will try one of those samplers over the season.

Yeah, go ahead, Czech it out......
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: miker on December 07, 2007, 12:21:51 PM
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale....mmmm.  With  #1 Padron 1926 anny maduro and hammock...
Thats it, I am leaving work early and stopping in at the packy on my way home.


Miker
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on December 07, 2007, 01:36:59 PM
Some A/B products give me a headache - Bud & Bud Light mainly.  No idea why, but from experience they appear to be the culprit.


It's the rice!!! the alcohol produced from fermentation of the rice is not the same as Barley, its like drinking Isopropyl :puke: :puke:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on December 07, 2007, 01:50:28 PM
Yeah, go ahead, Czech it out......

 ;D ;D   :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on December 07, 2007, 01:51:39 PM
It's the rice!!! the alcohol produced from fermentation of the rice is not the same as Barley, its like drinking Isopropyl :puke: :puke:

 :o :o 

Thankfully, I have PLENTY of antidotes.   :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Black_Dog on December 07, 2007, 09:24:19 PM
Only two kinds of beer .........cold and warm and I like them both.

Black Dog :pumpkin:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: miker on December 07, 2007, 10:29:28 PM
Only two kinds of beer .........cold and warm and I like them both.

Black Dog :pumpkin:

The third and best is cold, free beer.

Miker
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on December 07, 2007, 11:57:31 PM
I just picked up a sixer of Three Floyds BEHEMOTH Barley Wine (http://www.threefloydspub.com/BE.html). Absolutely one of the best Barley Wines I have ever had, at 10.5% it's not a guzzlin brew, but more of a fine sippin night cap, and at $15 a bottle you wont be poundin em too quick. Barley wines are a real tough beer to produce. Its a hard beer to balance, the excessive amount of barley used to get the alcohol levels up in the double digits usually makes for a sweet finish to the beer, so the trick is to balance it with just the right amount of bittering hops to counteract but not overpower the sweetness. When done right, you know it after just one sip. IMO Three Floyds BEHEMOTH is the Benchmark for which all other Barley Wines should be judged against.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Hugh Janis on December 08, 2007, 07:20:21 AM
WOW!  $90 a six pack?  You really do like it.  I'd try one at $15.  Beer is the new wine.  Producing high end products in small craft batches and I'm a fan!
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on December 08, 2007, 11:38:59 AM
WOW!  $90 a six pack?  You really do like it.  I'd try one at $15.  Beer is the new wine.  Producing high end products in small craft batches and I'm a fan!

Yup jgeorge, its a beautiful thing, read up a bit on page 8 (http://www.cvoharley.com/smf/index.php?topic=12408.msg204889;topicseen#msg204889) I talk about their DarkLord Russian Imperial Stout, rated the #3 beer in the world, the chit was goin for $60 a bottle on e-bay.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on December 08, 2007, 01:57:02 PM
I just picked up a sixer of Three Floyds BEHEMOTH Barley Wine (http://www.threefloydspub.com/BE.html). Absolutely one of the best Barley Wines I have ever had, at 10.5% it's not a guzzlin brew, but more of a fine sippin night cap, and at $15 a bottle you wont be poundin em too quick. Barley wines are a real tough beer to produce. Its a hard beer to balance, the excessive amount of barley used to get the alcohol levels up in the double digits usually makes for a sweet finish to the beer, so the trick is to balance it with just the right amount of bittering hops to counteract but not overpower the sweetness. When done right, you know it after just one sip. IMO Three Floyds BEHEMOTH is the Benchmark for which all other Barley Wines should be judged against.

Will look for this one, since you rate it so highly.  Love those craft brews when they are well done.

Had some of this at a party last night:

(http://www.wellfed.net/media/sierranevadacelebration-glass.jpg)

very, very good & will be stocking up on this one.


:drink: :drink: :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: miker on December 08, 2007, 06:15:12 PM
I just picked up a sixer of Three Floyds BEHEMOTH Barley Wine (http://www.threefloydspub.com/BE.html). Absolutely one of the best Barley Wines I have ever had, at 10.5% it's not a guzzlin brew, but more of a fine sippin night cap, and at $15 a bottle you wont be poundin em too quick. Barley wines are a real tough beer to produce. Its a hard beer to balance, the excessive amount of barley used to get the alcohol levels up in the double digits usually makes for a sweet finish to the beer, so the trick is to balance it with just the right amount of bittering hops to counteract but not overpower the sweetness. When done right, you know it after just one sip. IMO Three Floyds BEHEMOTH is the Benchmark for which all other Barley Wines should be judged against.

Woo woo! I am in!


Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: naitram on December 12, 2007, 04:24:28 PM
wish me luck guys, i dropped off my entry today at the sam adams brewery for a new england regional contest. winner's brew will be mass produced and on tap at gillette stadium ( home of my undefeated patriots ) for next season
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Robmay on December 12, 2007, 04:31:12 PM
wish me luck guys, i dropped off my entry today at the sam adams brewery for a new england regional contest. winner's brew will be mass produced and on tap at gillette stadium ( home of my undefeated patriots ) for next season

Good luck to you Naitram!

I'm having a Full Sail IPA at the Moment. Local boys out of Oregon I believe. Has a little citrus kick to it.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Fired00d on December 12, 2007, 04:32:00 PM
wish me luck guys, i dropped off my entry today at the sam adams brewery for a new england regional contest. winner's brew will be mass produced and on tap at gillette stadium ( home of my undefeated patriots ) for next season
Good luck. :2vrolijk_21:

 :pumpkin:
Ride Safe,
Fired00d
 :fireman:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: FNGw/08SERK on December 12, 2007, 04:33:35 PM
wish me luck guys, i dropped off my entry today at the sam adams brewery for a new england regional contest. winner's brew will be mass produced and on tap at gillette stadium ( home of my undefeated patriots ) for next season
Good luck, is there a free trial for CVOHARLEY members?  :nixweiss: Ever been to the Walden Woods benefit they used to do (still may) at Foxboro? They used to bring in several different bands and OH BOY whatta party!!!!
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: naitram on December 12, 2007, 04:42:35 PM
samples were had by those who atteneded this falls ride w/ the naitrams
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: FNGw/08SERK on December 12, 2007, 04:48:56 PM
samples were had by those who atteneded this falls ride w/ the naitrams
Sorry I missed it!  :'(
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Fired00d on December 12, 2007, 04:50:40 PM
samples were had by those who atteneded this falls ride w/ the naitrams
How much advance notice is needed to brew another batch like that?

 :pumpkin:
Ride Safe,
Fired00d
 :fireman:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: naitram on December 12, 2007, 04:54:09 PM
about 2 months
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Fired00d on December 12, 2007, 04:57:49 PM
Kewl. I Just wanted to know how much advance notice you need before I head north. ;D

 :pumpkin:
Ride Safe,
Fired00d
 :fireman:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on December 12, 2007, 08:44:28 PM
wish me luck guys, i dropped off my entry today at the sam adams brewery for a new england regional contest. winner's brew will be mass produced and on tap at gillette stadium ( home of my undefeated patriots ) for next season

Best of luck & hope yours is chosen! 

 :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on December 12, 2007, 09:59:14 PM
wish me luck guys, i dropped off my entry today at the sam adams brewery for a new england regional contest. winner's brew will be mass produced and on tap at gillette stadium ( home of my undefeated patriots ) for next season

Neil, Good luck thy fellow Home Brewer!!!!!!!!!!!!  :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: lilbear on December 12, 2007, 10:20:36 PM
wish me luck guys, i dropped off my entry today at the sam adams brewery for a new england regional contest. winner's brew will be mass produced and on tap at gillette stadium ( home of my undefeated patriots ) for next season

Best of luck Neal!  Sure hope you win!  For those of us that haven't had the opportunity to sample your creations, could you please describe your brew's nuances?  Looking forward to sampling it someday!  Who knows, Sam Adams may like it so much, they'll start bottling it and we'll see it on every store shelf!  Wouldn't that be awesome.  Glad you entered and again, good luck!
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Hugh Janis on December 13, 2007, 07:42:00 AM
Good luck.  I'm a home brewer too!  I have a knock off of Sam Adams Boston Lager that's dead on.  Let me know if you'd like a copy......
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: miker on December 13, 2007, 07:46:37 AM
Good luck.

I like beer........alot.

Miker
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: ccr on December 13, 2007, 07:57:34 AM
Good luck Neal.  It is always great to have a celebrity in any group you belong to.

 :cherry:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Hugh Janis on December 13, 2007, 07:59:51 AM
Good luck.

I like beer........alot.

Miker

I'm with you there bro....  Not enough to drill drain holes in my left saddle bag though....
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: miker on December 13, 2007, 08:04:42 AM
I'm with you there bro....  Not enough to drill drain holes in my left saddle bag though....

Ifin you drink em quick enough you don't even need the ice.
The HD saddlebag cooler is actually pretty decent, coming from HD that is.

After the rack of frosties is put in, ther is just enough room for a small bag of ice.
After the beer stop, I pour out the water and go.

Mike

Did I sat that I like beer......Alot.  I mean a wicked lot.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Talon on December 13, 2007, 09:00:00 AM
wish me luck guys, i dropped off my entry today at the sam adams brewery for a new england regional contest. winner's brew will be mass produced and on tap at gillette stadium ( home of my undefeated patriots ) for next season

Wow, that's cool, what type of beer did you enter? I have won some local contest, but never got anything in a major compentition.

Good Luck!! :2vrolijk_21:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: naitram on December 13, 2007, 09:34:31 AM
i have enterd as an American Amber Ale, this is sometimes called a Red Ale

i use alot of hops but not so much that its overwhelming.

Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Hoist! on December 13, 2007, 09:49:25 AM
i have enterd as an American Amber Ale, this is sometimes called a Red Ale

i use alot of hops but not so much that its overwhelming.



And that chit's DELICIOUS!!! It'll be nice drinking your "Award Winning" brew next season! Good luck Neal!!! :2vrolijk_21: :beerchug: :givemebeer: ;D

Hoist! 8)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: JesterDecor on December 13, 2007, 09:49:49 AM
Fingers crossed and wishful thoughts for a win naitram!!  :)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Talon on December 13, 2007, 09:58:17 AM
I like hops, I made a lot of IPA. I was experementing once and made a whisky barrel stout. In the old days they would ferment in any good container they could find. Some used old whisky barrels, the stout would pick up some of the oak and a slight whisky taste from the barrel. I made 5 gal, added some sterilized oak chips to the fermenter, and a cup of good whisky just before bottling. It came out really well if I do say so my self.
Title: Hop shortage
Post by: naitram on December 13, 2007, 10:41:37 AM
just got this in an e-mail newsletter

World-Wide Hop Shortage
 
Attention Home-Brewers:
 
Hops are in short supply.
 
Prices have Doubled! :(
 
Availability of certain types of hops is extremely limited.
 
We are working to secure as much of this essential ingredient as possible. Please bear with us during this shortage.
 
There are many factors contributing to this shortage, and the resulating price increases:
Poor Crop Yield
Less Acreage devoted to hops
Increased Craft Brew Sales and Hop Usage
2 Major Hop Warehouse Fires
Weak US Dollar
What to expect:

Decreased availability
Price Increase (listed below)
Some varieties will be unavailable until at least December 2008.
Substitutions may be necessary.
Possible Purchasing Quantity Restrictions.
New Hop Prices are as follows:

Hop Pellets (1 oz.) = $3.25
Hop Pellets (16 oz.) = $40.00
Hop Leaf (1 oz.) = $3.95
Hop Leaf (16 oz.) = $45.00
Hop Plugs (1 oz.) = $4.95
What can I do during this shortage?

Please do not stock-pile hops.
Try to assess your specific hop needs.
Be flexible with the type of hops (pellets/plugs/leaf)
Be flexible with hop variety choices.
Contact us ASAP if you need a specific variety of hop.
Try some NEW Varieties of hops (coming soon!)
Grow your own hops (available this spring).
Relax, Don't Worry, Have a Home-Brew.
Thank you for your patience during this shortage.

Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Fired00d on December 13, 2007, 10:44:05 AM
Does that mean we will be seeing a price increase in beer (at store's) as well, or is that just a home brew thing?

 :pumpkin:
Ride Safe,
Fired00d
 :fireman:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: naitram on December 13, 2007, 10:44:54 AM
might see an increase on micro brews, doubt it will effect a big volume beer
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: FNGw/08SERK on December 13, 2007, 11:58:45 AM
Good luck.  I'm a home brewer too!  I have a knock off of Sam Adams Boston Lager that's dead on.  Let me know if you'd like a copy......
Shipping available down the thruway?  :2vrolijk_21:
Title: Re: Hop shortage
Post by: iski on December 13, 2007, 12:00:48 PM
just got this in an e-mail newsletter

Grow your own hops (available this spring).




Neal,

Do you (or anyone else here) know if hops are difficult to grow?

Climate a factor, I suppose? 

Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: FLYNDYNA on December 13, 2007, 12:15:56 PM
I started with Miller Lite, switched to Saranac (had alot of great flavors, including their version of a Belgian white ale). After sampling the Belgian White ale, I fell in heavy like...so I tried alot of other brands that made a version of it regularly, such as Spanish Peaks. I finally decided to get a kegerator, and have switched between Dominion Ale & Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. Since i got a Dui in November (going to court next Thursday) I have been laying low, tail tucked between my legs...I'll take any prayers for a good outcome!  :(
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Talon on December 13, 2007, 01:57:03 PM
might see an increase on micro brews, doubt it will effect a big volume beer

Yea, despite what they say in their commercials, the big brewers don't use much hops in their beer, and from the taste their not that good either!!!!
Title: Re: Hop shortage
Post by: Talon on December 13, 2007, 02:01:41 PM
Neal,

Do you (or anyone else here) know if hops are difficult to grow?

Climate a factor, I suppose? 



Hops grow like weeds, I have several friends here in Colorado that grow them. just need a long trellis for them to grow on, they grow up to around 15'. Cut them back each fall and cover the cut off shoots with mulch.

Looked up a site on growing hops. The problem is getting variety, many beers use several types of hops. You can grow the hops you use the most, maybe trade with other people in your area growing different types, that's what my friends do.

http://www.freshops.com/garden.html
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: ccr on December 13, 2007, 03:10:53 PM
I started with Miller Lite, switched to Saranac (had alot of great flavors, including their version of a Belgian white ale). After sampling the Belgian White ale, I fell in heavy like...so I tried alot of other brands that made a version of it regularly, such as Spanish Peaks. I finally decided to get a kegerator, and have switched between Dominion Ale & Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. Since i got a Dui in November (going to court next Thursday) I have been laying low, tail tucked between my legs...I'll take any prayers for a good outcome!  :(
I am never going to tell you that I do not drink.  I do not drink and drive. I make sure before I get into the hops, that there is enough to last the evening, then I don't leave home.  Maybe it is bit antisocial, but it is a lot safer. 

Lots of luck in your court case.  Seems to me with what I've seen, the cost of the lawyer somewhat conincides with the outcome of the case.   
Title: Re: Hop shortage
Post by: naitram on December 13, 2007, 04:54:36 PM
Neal,

Do you (or anyone else here) know if hops are difficult to grow?

Climate a factor, I suppose? 



not sure, but might have to give it a try
Title: Re: Hop shortage
Post by: Talon on December 13, 2007, 05:07:14 PM
not sure, but might have to give it a try
Many of your local brew shops, or good plant nurseries should be able to get you plants, they usually come bare root. You won't get much the first year.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on December 13, 2007, 08:24:05 PM
Good luck.  I'm a home brewer too!  I have a knock off of Sam Adams Boston Lager that's dead on.  Let me know if you'd like a copy......

extract or All grain?

Boston Beer uses a decoction mash to get the extra malt flavor they are famous for, but a two step infusion works fine for me. The key to sucess of the beer is the strict use of only 100% Noble Hops.

10 gal batch

18-lbs pale two row malt
1-lbs 60l crystal
1/2-lbs vienna malt
1/2-lbs munich malt
1/2-lbs cara-pils malt

mash for 30 min @ 122 deg. (protein rest)
mash for 60 min @ 155 deg. (saccharification)

Bittering hops
2 oz leaf Tettnanger (4.5 % alpha) for 60 min boil

Flavor hops
1 oz leaf Hallertau Mittelfrüh for 30 min boil
1 oz leaf Hallertau Mittelfrüh for 15 min boil

2 Tsp. Irish moss for last 15 min boil

Aroma hops
1 oz leaf Tettnanger for  last 2 min of boil

Wyeast # 2206 Bavarian Lager yeast

Dry hop in secondary, 1/4 oz. Hallertau Mittelfrüh/5 gal 








Title: Re: Hop shortage
Post by: EAGLE1 on December 13, 2007, 08:35:32 PM
Hops grow like weeds, I have several friends here in Colorado that grow them. just need a long trellis for them to grow on, they grow up to around 15'. Cut them back each fall and cover the cut off shoots with mulch.

Looked up a site on growing hops. The problem is getting variety, many beers use several types of hops. You can grow the hops you use the most, maybe trade with other people in your area growing different types, that's what my friends do.

http://www.freshops.com/garden.html

My sentiments exactly, a lot of work and your crop comes in all at once like tomatoes, so you need to pick, package and seal them to stay fresh for future use. Even with the inflated prices, Its still not worth the effort for me.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on December 14, 2007, 08:25:15 AM
Thanks for the info on hops Talon & Eagle.

Reminds me somewhat of Italian restaurant owners that choose grow their own herbs or tomatoes, etc..  Lots of trouble, but you know what you are getting.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on December 14, 2007, 08:27:40 AM
I started with Miller Lite, switched to Saranac (had alot of great flavors, including their version of a Belgian white ale). After sampling the Belgian White ale, I fell in heavy like...so I tried alot of other brands that made a version of it regularly, such as Spanish Peaks. I finally decided to get a kegerator, and have switched between Dominion Ale & Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. Since i got a Dui in November (going to court next Thursday) I have been laying low, tail tucked between my legs...I'll take any prayers for a good outcome!  :(

Will offer up a prayer for your outcome in that case. 

Several friends/family have been through that ordeal - generally not described as pleasant. Laying low is a good strategy, considering.

Title: Re: Hop shortage
Post by: Talon on December 14, 2007, 02:31:22 PM
My sentiments exactly, a lot of work and your crop comes in all at once like tomatoes, so you need to pick, package and seal them to stay fresh for future use. Even with the inflated prices, Its still not worth the effort for me.


I talked to one of my friends last night, he said that his Mt. Hood hops had a few buds the second year, but really took three years to get a half decent crop. He uses his wife's food vacuum sealer to package them after they dry, gets almost all the air out.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Talon on December 14, 2007, 02:37:20 PM
I always wondered who they brewed Bud Light for... weasels!!! :P
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on December 14, 2007, 02:49:45 PM
The beer squirrels are worried about those weasels:

(http://www.ahajokes.com/cartoon/beers.jpg)

Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: JesterDecor on December 14, 2007, 02:55:49 PM
The beer squirrels are worried about those weasels:

(http://www.ahajokes.com/cartoon/beers.jpg)



I TOTALLY want a beer squirrel for Christmas!! Ken?? You paying attention??  :drink: :)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on December 14, 2007, 03:02:27 PM

(http://www.maniacworld.com/squirrel-vs-penguin.jpg)



Squirrel vs Penguin (http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.maniacworld.com/squirrel-vs-penguin.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.maniacworld.com/squirrel-vs-penguin.htm&h=305&w=275&sz=27&hl=en&start=15&um=1&tbnid=fYnuDkgTxV0fyM:&tbnh=116&tbnw=105&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dsquirrel%26svnum%3D10%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26channel%3Ds%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US:official%26sa%3DN)
Worth a click.  Kinda weird, not sure why its a squirrel vs a penguin though.  ;D
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: JesterDecor on December 14, 2007, 03:24:55 PM
I don't know why either but that is hysterical!!  :huepfenlol2:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on December 14, 2007, 03:52:40 PM
10 reasons to drink beer

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w181/sudzey/5062666b74560145d096c0f063dc3aad.jpg)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Midnight Rider on December 14, 2007, 04:29:00 PM
(http://www.maniacworld.com/squirrel-vs-penguin.jpg)



Squirrel vs Penguin (http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.maniacworld.com/squirrel-vs-penguin.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.maniacworld.com/squirrel-vs-penguin.htm&h=305&w=275&sz=27&hl=en&start=15&um=1&tbnid=fYnuDkgTxV0fyM:&tbnh=116&tbnw=105&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dsquirrel%26svnum%3D10%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26channel%3Ds%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US:official%26sa%3DN)
Worth a click.  Kinda weird, not sure why its a squirrel vs a penguin though.  ;D

More than weird...but it's a hoot!!
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: RJ749 on December 14, 2007, 04:34:32 PM

The Value of a Drink

"Sometimes when I reflect back on all the wine I drink
I feel shame. Then I look into the glass and think
about the workers in the vineyards and all of their hopes
and dreams . If I didn't drink this wine, they might be out
of work and their dreams would be shattered.
Then I say to myself, "It is better that I drink this wine and let their
dreams come true than be selfish and worry about my liver."
~ Jack Handy

WARNING: The consumption of alcohol may leave you wondering what the hell
happened to your bra and panties.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they
wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're
going to feel all day. "
~Frank Sinatra

WARNING: The consumption of alcohol may create the illusion that you are
tougher, smarter, faster and better looking than most people.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading."
~ Henny Youngman

WARNING: The consumption of alcohol may lead you to think people are
laughing WITH you.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"24 hours in a day, 24 beers in a case. Coincidence? I think not."
~ Stephen Wright

WARNING: The consumption of alcohol may cause you to think you can sing.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"When we drink, we get drunk. When we get drunk,
we fall asleep. When we fall asleep, we commit no sin.
When we commit no sin, we go to heaven. So, let's all
get drunk and go to heaven!"
~ Brian O'Rourke

WARNING: The consumption of alcohol may cause pregnancy.

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"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy."
~ Benjamin Franklin

WARNING: The consumption of alcohol is a major factor in dancing like a
retard.

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"Without question, the greatest invention in the
history of mankind is beer . Oh, I grant you that the
wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel does
not go nearly as well with pizza."
~ Dave Barry

WARNING: The consumption of alcohol may cause you to tell your friends over
and over again that you love them.

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To some it's a six-pack, to me it's a Support Group. Salvation in a can!
~ Dave Howell

WARNING: The consumption of alcohol may make you think you can logically
converse with members of the opposite sex without spitting.

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And saving t he best for last, as explained by Cliff Clavin, of Cheers.
One afternoon at Cheers, Cliff Clavin was explaining the Buffalo Theory to
his buddy Norm.
Here's how it went:

"Well ya see, Norm, it's like this. A herd of buffalo can only move as fast
as the slowest buffalo. And when the herd is hunted, it is the slowest and
weakest ones at the back that are killed first. This natural selection is
good for the herd as a whole, because the general speed and health of the
whole group keeps improving by the regular killing of the weakest members.
In much the same way, the human brain can only operate as fast as the
slowest b rain cells. Excessive intake of alcohol, as we know, kills brain
cells. But naturally, it attacks the slowest and weakest brain cells first.
In this way, regular consumption of beer eliminates the weaker brain cells,
making the brain a faster and more efficient machine. That's why you always
feel smarter after a few beers."

WARNING: The consumption of alcohol may make you think you are whispering
when you are not
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: ccr on December 14, 2007, 04:40:18 PM
The Value of a Drink

...
WARNING: The consumption of alcohol may cause you to tell your friends over
and over again that you love them.

...


I just want to say to every member of this great site, this Friday afternoon.......................

I love you.  Every One.
 ;)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: HogBreath on December 14, 2007, 04:42:33 PM
I just want to say to every member of this great site, this Friday afternoon.......................

I love you.  Every One.
 ;)

YOU STILL AIN'T GETTING MY BUDLIGHT.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: RJ749 on December 14, 2007, 04:43:50 PM
I just want to say to every member of this great site, this Friday afternoon.......................

I love you.  Every One.
 ;)

 :drink: :drink: :2vrolijk_21: :smitten:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: spydglide on December 14, 2007, 05:10:40 PM
Man, you guys/gals know a lot about beer and making it......I know I really, really enjoy it.  And keep the Friday Beer Thread going........it's almost like stopping by a neighborhood bar on the way.  :drink: har!  spyder
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: BAKRDS on December 14, 2007, 07:08:18 PM
Always figured the best beer was the one in my hand.That was before I tried Moose Drool in Montana this summer.Sorry if thats your drink of choice,but that stuff is BAD. ( I,m to old to mean bad is really good )
Title: Re: Hop shortage
Post by: EAGLE1 on December 14, 2007, 10:20:43 PM
I talked to one of my friends last night, he said that his Mt. Hood hops had a few buds the second year, but really took three years to get a half decent crop. He uses his wife's food vacuum sealer to package them after they dry, gets almost all the air out.

The hop is part of the family Cannabaceae, which also includes the genus cannabis  ::)  Dried female buds have a high methylbutenol content, which has a mild sedative effect on the central nervous system, so Relax don't worry and Have a hoppy Homebrew  :2vrolijk_21:  :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink:

Once the vines are about 12” long, you’ll need to train them clockwise up a twine about 12-18 feet high. The twine is staked to the ground and the upper end is attached to trellis which can be supported in a variety of methods - poles, the side of your house etc. Remember that the vine part of the plant dies each year and will need to be removed before you plan on training them on a permanent structure like a chain link fence. Vines should be planted 3-4 feet apart. Harvest your hop cones when they change from a leathery feel to a papery feel. Dry them thoroughly before use and storage. Dry them in a thin layer on a screen in a warm, breeze-free space, or use a food dehydrator. They are dry when the strig (the stem inside the cone) snaps when bent.

For optimum preservation of hops valued qualities, they should be stored as cold as possible (30 to -5 degrees F, or -1 to -21 degrees C) and away from air. processing hops into bales, pellets, and plugs helps protect all but the surface layers from air, unfortunately it also alters the volatile hop compounds in many ways, but it is often done to extend shelf life. The compression causes the lupulin glands to burst, which increases the loss of the volatile hop aromatic compounds and also accelerates alpha acid oxidation. When they are fresh and whole, they beat all other forms in delivering the original hop compounds to the beer. If you keg your beer or otherwise have carbon dioxide or nitrogen available, you can flush mason jars with the gas, put the hops in whole, and then add a layer of gas and reseal the jars. old lessons requite  ;) :P




Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Talon on December 15, 2007, 12:20:22 PM
Here's one my brother sent me yesterday.  :D

http://www.youtube.com:80/watch?v=tZmDWltBziM
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Robmay on December 15, 2007, 07:28:07 PM
I like JW Dundee's Honey Brown Ale I bought (among others) for the beer fest this past weekend. Discovered one thing for sure in working my way through 21 different kinds -  - - I like sweet beer. Had Some Coronado Brewing Company Orange Ave Ale with my sprouts and avacado for lunch. WFP's been there, guess it was all he got to see when he was out this way. Anyway it's like Orangeboom.  :)

I know this is a very old quote but I had to reply. I bought a 24 pack of JW Dundee's sampler from Sam's club about a month ago and enjoyed all of the different brews offered in the box. One of my favorites (I think) was the India Pale Ale. The American Pale Ale and Pale Bock were good as well. Honey Brown was nice too.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: naitram on December 17, 2007, 10:06:51 AM
i'm officially entered.....

Quote
Dear Fellow Homebrew Enthusiast,

Thank you for entering the 2007 Samuel Adams® Patriot Homebrew Contest™.  Your entry has been received by the drop location.   Please see below for details:

Your Entry #13842
Category: American Ale (10)
Subcategory: American Amber Ale (b)
Entry Status: Received
Comments: Valid


As a fellow homebrewers, we understand the amount of care and creativity that is put into each and every batch of your beer.  Please know that your entry will be handled (and tasted) with the same quality of care. 

If after reading the entire rules and regulations packet, you still have questions about the competition, please email:

patriothomebrew@bostonbeer.com

Cheers!
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on December 17, 2007, 10:38:26 AM
i'm officially entered.....


Great!  Would love to try your brew someday. 
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Hugh Janis on December 17, 2007, 12:22:45 PM
Great!  Would love to try your brew someday. 

You might just get to, at Fenway next year.  That would ROCK!

I love the comments section, "VALID"
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: naitram on December 17, 2007, 01:17:17 PM
You might just get to, at Fenway  next year.  That would ROCK!

I love the comments section, "VALID"

Gillette not fenway, VALID is good, if you dont follow the submission rules you will get DQ'd
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Hugh Janis on December 17, 2007, 01:30:27 PM
Gilettes even better, nearly three times the people.  I had some valid beer yesterday.... very good1
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: ccr on December 25, 2007, 12:35:16 PM
Picked up some Hobgoblin Strong Dark Ale (http://www.eurobrews.com/hobpage/hobpage.htm) yesterday at the healthy grocery store.  Yes, the picture and the tin that held bottle and a glass is what sold us.  Will tell you later how we like it.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on December 25, 2007, 12:47:05 PM
Picked up some Hobgoblin Strong Dark Ale (http://www.eurobrews.com/hobpage/hobpage.htm) yesterday at the healthy grocery store.  Yes, the picture and the tin that held bottle and a glass is what sold us.  Will tell you later how we like it.

You should Love it, its a rich malty flavor with nutty overtones!!!   :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink:
I got a four pack of cans a while back and was very sad after I sucked em back so quick
Very Very Good Beer  :2vrolijk_21: :2vrolijk_21: :2vrolijk_21:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on December 26, 2007, 08:52:00 AM
Saw that Hobgoblin in Ye Olde Liquor Store last visit & considered a purchase.  Will have to give it a try - interested in Mrs. We's report on that dark ale.


Appears to be a Sierra Nevada week mostly after depleting the Black & Tan supplies - on the way to the Keys after a shortened work week.  Seem to recall some Keys beers that may need another try....
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Hugh Janis on December 26, 2007, 08:58:26 AM
I had a bunch of Guinness ($7.99 a 12 for bottles after rebate) and Grolsch that I took to my brother's for black and tans.  Had 2 18pks of European Pilsners from BJ's for out GTG Christmas Eve.  It has Pilsner Urquell (Chzech), Pironi (Italian). and a Polish Pils (name escape me, you understand...).  ALL were fantastic!

I like darker malty beers with lots of hops.  I'll be looking for the Hog Goblin....

As for Key West?  Try them ALL!
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on December 26, 2007, 09:00:55 AM
Try them all in Key West  Best advice I have gotten, so of course I will take, Jgeorge.  :2vrolijk_21:

Love that Pilsner Urqueull & Peroni is very good as well.  :2vrolijk_21:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: miker on December 26, 2007, 08:32:41 PM
I tried Chimay red cap today, brewed by Trappist monks.  Spectacular.  I mean it!
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on December 26, 2007, 09:02:39 PM
I tried Chimay red cap today, brewed by Trappist monks.  Spectacular.  I mean it!

Like a holy experience? 
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Hugh Janis on December 27, 2007, 09:02:54 AM
Is that the stuff thats sold by the individual bottle with a champagne cork and wire top?  I've had it. 

What's simply amazing to me is that the beers discussed here are VERY hard to find.  There is a local chain near me called Consumer's Beverage which is, simply put, a true man's beer store.  Sure, they sell Coors Light but they also sell EVERYTHING else.  They even have beer on tap. You bring your own growlers in to be filled and take them home.  I feel bad for the rest of the folks that can't find GOOD beer anywhere.  Eagle1 and Naitram have the right idea, make it yourself!
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: miker on December 27, 2007, 10:53:19 AM
Is that the stuff thats sold by the individual bottle with a champagne cork and wire top?  I've had it. 

What's simply amazing to me is that the beers discussed here are VERY hard to find.  There is a local chain near me called Consumer's Beverage which is, simply put, a true man's beer store.  Sure, they sell Coors Light but they also sell EVERYTHING else.  They even have beer on tap. You bring your own growlers in to be filled and take them home.  I feel bad for the rest of the folks that can't find GOOD beer anywhere.  Eagle1 and Naitram have the right idea, make it yourself!

Nope.  It is a little brown bottle with a red cap and I think if I had the time I could have had a holy seeing happen.
That is one topic on beer tasting you don't often hear about....The buzz baby!

Miker
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Hugh Janis on December 27, 2007, 10:58:07 AM
I had a chocolate stout from my neighbor saturday.  It kicked my ass before I finished it.  I looked at the label before it was gone.  11.5% alcohol by volume!  WOW!  no wonder.  3 times the beer, 10 times the flavor!  I wish I could remember the brand.  He gets beer from his boss for Christmas.  He only drinks Coors Light so he gives them to me.  I LOVE his boss and I have never met him!
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: youker on December 27, 2007, 12:52:30 PM
http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/chimay-rouge-red/51/

Here is the link to Chimay Rouge. This is a very good beer. The bigger bottle does look like a champagne bottle. Notice that they use French barley from Champagne. This is the true champagne of beers.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Hoist! on December 27, 2007, 01:04:06 PM
http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/chimay-rouge-red/51/

Here is the link to Chimay Rouge. This is a very good beer. The bigger bottle does look like a champagne bottle. Notice that they use French barley from Champagne. This is the true champagne of beers.

Great beer! And you get hammered on that chit too! :o

Hoist! 8)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: spydglide on December 27, 2007, 01:07:43 PM
http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/chimay-rouge-red/51/

Here is the link to Chimay Rouge. This is a very good beer. The bigger bottle does look like a champagne bottle. Notice that they use French barley from Champagne. This is the true champagne of beers.
that moniker goes to the 'high life' MILLER.  :drink: har!  spyder
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on December 27, 2007, 01:27:45 PM

What's simply amazing to me is that the beers discussed here are VERY hard to find.  (not me)

Eagle1 and Naitram have the right idea, make it yourself!  (its the only answer)


I had a chocolate stout from my neighbor saturday.  It kicked my ass before I finished it.  I looked at the label before it was gone.  11.5% alcohol by volume!  WOW!  no wonder.  3 times the beer, 10 times the flavor!  I wish I could remember the brand.  He gets beer from his boss for Christmas.  He only drinks Coors Light  so he gives them to me.  I LOVE his boss and I have never met him!

jgeorge102,

This is all the consumers fault, the distributors give the retailers what sells, and the fact is you can buy crap beer, wine and liquor just about anywhere these days, this has dimminished many exclusive "Liquor Stores", and even the ones that still do exist, stopped carrying the better stuff, to compete with walgreens.
Unfortunately mainstream beer drinkers like your buddy have been brainwashed by the big breweries to believe that Bud lite and Coors lite is actually Beer (http://home.insightbb.com/~screamineagle/roflblack.gif)



Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Hugh Janis on December 27, 2007, 11:28:29 PM
He's aware that it's carbonated water.  Just what he prefers.  At 60 years old, he's unlikely to change.  I looked for the Chimay red cap today at my beer store and they only had the Chimay 20 oz cork bottles of trapist monk ales (3 different kinds).  I picked up a local IPA instead and it's very good.  Cheers!
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Black_Dog on December 27, 2007, 11:41:56 PM
I like both kinds of beer, warm and cold.

Black Dog :pumpkin:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on December 28, 2007, 07:20:47 AM

jgeorge102,

This is all the consumers fault, the distributors give the retailers what sells, and the fact is you can buy crap beer, wine and liquor just about anywhere these days, this has dimminished many exclusive "Liquor Stores", and even the ones that still do exist, stopped carrying the better stuff, to compete with walgreens.
Unfortunately mainstream beer drinkers like your buddy have been brainwashed by the big breweries to believe that Bud lite and Coors lite is actually Beer (http://home.insightbb.com/~screamineagle/roflblack.gif)

One of the biker bars we frequent sells mostly Bud, Bud Light, Miller Lite, & Corona.  I drink Yuengling there, which they capitalistically stock for me & a few others.  80% + of their sales are in the other 4, mostly the first 3.  Consumer demands being what they are, some stores/bars just ignore the fractions of the remaining 20% & figure they will settle for cleverly marketing mildly flavored carbonated water. 

Brewing my own is a consideration but since I travel frequently, the timing factor could be a problem.  Kudos to those of you who do.  :2vrolijk_21:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on December 29, 2007, 06:03:06 AM
BB - definitely adding a touch of class to the thread here.  I like that Honey Brown also.

Only recipe we have using Chambourd is some concoction called "Purple Hooters" & those are drunk by soon to be drunks as shots.  Not much of a martini drinker but might try that one - sounds good. BTW - Will be having our morning coffee at the Starbucks in front of the hotel a little later this morning (caramel machiatta) & watching bleary eyed tourists wandering about aimlessly.  Travel has changed for us from what it used to be.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Midnight Rider on December 29, 2007, 12:20:39 PM
One of the biker bars we frequent sells mostly Bud, Bud Light, Miller Lite, & Corona.  I drink Yuengling there, which they capitalistically stock for me & a few others.  80% + of their sales are in the other 4, mostly the first 3.  Consumer demands being what they are, some stores/bars just ignore the fractions of the remaining 20% & figure they will settle for cleverly marketing mildly flavored carbonated water. 

Brewing my own is a consideration but since I travel frequently, the timing factor could be a problem.  Kudos to those of you who do.  :2vrolijk_21:


You should ride up one weekend and visit 29 Dreams...they have a good selection of brews, and I talked the owner into getting Negra Modelo in stock...he has had a lot of buyers of that brew since stocking.

The brew the Monks make WILL cause you to see the light, although it might be through squinty eyes.  Unfortunately, Alabama will not allow brew over 6%, so our choices are limited.  A bill was recently defeated by the Southern Baptists which would have allowed stronger brews...their premise being that our youth would drink it like they do the watered down/tasteless chit they normally drink, and get too drunk... :nixweiss:  Their rational/logic (illogic) on matters like this never ceases to amaze me.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Hugh Janis on December 30, 2007, 09:09:33 AM
You should ride up one weekend and visit 29 Dreams...they have a good selection of brews, and I talked the owner into getting Negra Modelo in stock...he has had a lot of buyers of that brew since stocking.

The brew the Monks make WILL cause you to see the light, although it might be through squinty eyes.  Unfortunately, Alabama will not allow brew over 6%, so our choices are limited.  A bill was recently defeated by the Southern Baptists which would have allowed stronger brews...their premise being that our youth would drink it like they do the watered down/tasteless chit they normally drink, and get too drunk... :nixweiss:  Their rational/logic (illogic) on matters like this never ceases to amaze me.

WOW!  Marshall Law in beer world!  You're living in prohibition.....
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Midnight Rider on December 30, 2007, 09:47:42 AM
WOW!  Marshall Law in beer world!  You're living in prohibition.....

Some things just don't make any sense.  All over the South (probably other areas as well, but I have no firsthand knowledge) we have dry counties, where no liquor/beer can be purchased (legally) within the borders of that county, even at a restaurant.  So, people drive over to the next county, buy their beer, then drink some on the way home, while driving.  Now THAT makes a lot of sense, huh?  Plus, all the sales tax revenue goes over to the next county.  However, those dry counties get the state dollars from the "sin tax" that is levied on all alcohol sold in the state, even if they are dry counties.  I say, let them be dry, but no tax revenue from alcohol...PERIOD.  Wonder how long they'd stay dry then?  It's just absurd...

But, one of the strangest things that ever happened to me (this may be common in other places too), is during a 2 week business stay in Philly, I went to the grocery store to buy beer for my stay at the Residence Inn....after 20 minutes of looking for the beer cooler, I finally asked the stock kid...NO BEER SOLD IN GROCERY STORES!!!!!!!  Had to go to a local pub, with package store attached.  So, I guess everyone has their odd spirit laws.

I do hate we can't get the stronger/better brews here though...the Southern Baptists in this part of the country have a strong hold on the lawmakers...they just drink behind closed doors, after they've gone to the next county to buy it... :huepfenlol2: :huepfenlol2: :huepfenlol2:  Buying beer on Sunday is a county by county thing as well, but most of the restaurants can sell, but you have to join a Sunday "club" (usually 2 bucks to join) for a years "membership".  It's all assinine... :soapbox:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on December 31, 2007, 08:32:19 AM
You should ride up one weekend and visit 29 Dreams...they have a good selection of brews, and I talked the owner into getting Negra Modelo in stock...he has had a lot of buyers of that brew since stocking.

The brew the Monks make WILL cause you to see the light, although it might be through squinty eyes.  Unfortunately, Alabama will not allow brew over 6%, so our choices are limited.  A bill was recently defeated by the Southern Baptists which would have allowed stronger brews...their premise being that our youth would drink it like they do the watered down/tasteless chit they normally drink, and get too drunk... :nixweiss:  Their rational/logic (illogic) on matters like this never ceases to amaze me.

Working on a trip to the Gunnersville area for 2008 possibly that would definitely include a trip to 29 Dreams.  Not sure yet when or even if - some friends are moving to that area.  Great ride in to 29 Dreams earlier this year behind you & Diva!  Will let you know if it happens - several folks we ride with here appear interested. 

I'll settle for the Yuengling - Negra would be lots better - they keep the greenies (Y nickname) for me & a few others.

Agree completely on the weird AL laws on beer.  As I recall Oklahoma also worries that "strong" beers will weaken the moral resolve or some other resolve of their populace.  :nixweiss:  Nutso ideas & the result is crappola beers sell best.  Politicians do the strangest things - in public - & even have them written into laws. 

 :drink:

A couple of parties to go to tonight from several invites.  Hate to drive on NY Eve because it's a crap shoot after about 1 am.  Will be extra cautious - hope everyone has a safe New Years!
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Midnight Rider on January 01, 2008, 11:00:44 AM
Working on a trip to the Gunnersville area for 2008 possibly that would definitely include a trip to 29 Dreams.  Not sure yet when or even if - some friends are moving to that area.  Great ride in to 29 Dreams earlier this year behind you & Diva!  Will let you know if it happens - several folks we ride with here appear interested. 

I'll settle for the Yuengling - Negra would be lots better - they keep the greenies (Y nickname) for me & a few others.

Agree completely on the weird AL laws on beer.  As I recall Oklahoma also worries that "strong" beers will weaken the moral resolve or some other resolve of their populace.  :nixweiss:  Nutso ideas & the result is crappola beers sell best.  Politicians do the strangest things - in public - & even have them written into laws. 

 :drink:

A couple of parties to go to tonight from several invites.  Hate to drive on NY Eve because it's a crap shoot after about 1 am.  Will be extra cautious - hope everyone has a safe New Years!

Guntersville is about the prettiest lake in the state, IMO.  Very nice area to live in.  We have another member here on the site who got sick of lower FL and has recently moved to the Guntersville area on a nice piece of land.

Let me know when/if you're in the area.  I'm always up for a ride to Dreams, and to Northeast Alabama.  Besides the good beers, Dreams has a killer cheesburger with homemade onion rings on the side, and there's always the breakfast buffet...it's a Pig-Out.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: spydglide on January 01, 2008, 01:09:46 PM
Guntersville is about the prettiest lake in the state, IMO.  Very nice area to live in.  We have another member here on the site who got sick of lower FL and has recently moved to the Guntersville area on a nice piece of land.

Let me know when/if you're in the area.  I'm always up for a ride to Dreams, and to Northeast Alabama.  Besides the good beers, Dreams has a killer cheesburger with homemade onion rings on the side, and there's always the breakfast buffet...it's a Pig-Out.
hey Terry, where is this 'Dreams' place located in NE Georgia?    :nixweiss:spyder
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Midnight Rider on January 01, 2008, 01:30:24 PM
hey Terry, where is this 'Dreams' place located in NE Georgia?    :nixweiss:spyder

Spydy...Dreams is 29 Dreams, and it's located about 25 miles outside of Birmingham, AL, just a little ways to the East of here.

The place in NE Georgia is Copperhead Lodge.

If you're ever down this way, we'll go to Dreams and have a beer and a Cheeseburger  :2vrolijk_21:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: spydglide on January 01, 2008, 01:52:43 PM
Spydy...Dreams is 29 Dreams, and it's located about 25 miles outside of Birmingham, AL, just a little ways to the East of here.

The place in NE Georgia is Copperhead Lodge.

If you're ever down this way, we'll go to Dreams and have a beer and a Cheeseburger  :2vrolijk_21:
It's on my New Years list of places to ride to now!  :) har!  :drink: spyder
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on January 02, 2008, 09:57:15 AM
Guntersville is about the prettiest lake in the state, IMO.  Very nice area to live in.  We have another member here on the site who got sick of lower FL and has recently moved to the Guntersville area on a nice piece of land.

Let me know when/if you're in the area.  I'm always up for a ride to Dreams, and to Northeast Alabama.  Besides the good beers, Dreams has a killer cheesburger with homemade onion rings on the side, and there's always the breakfast buffet...it's a Pig-Out.

Will definitely let you know. Very likely Lisa & I will make this trip, regardless of the group decision.  A cheeseburger with a side of onion rings + cold Negras = Paradise.

Cold Negras in the beer fridge now, and I hear them calling, but it's a work day, dammit. 

 :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on January 11, 2008, 05:13:10 PM
Tonight it is a

(http://www.beercollections.com/Breweries-Mexico/Images/IM625512.gif)

evening. 

Beer thirty here so it's time to pop a top.

Cheers!   :drink:

Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Midnight Rider on January 11, 2008, 05:17:35 PM
Tonight it is a

(http://www.beercollections.com/Breweries-Mexico/Images/IM625512.gif)

evening. 

Beer thirty here so it's time to pop a top.

Cheers!   :drink:



Another couple of hours for me, Mike.  I usually have a couple of the "green margahooties" at the local Hispanic eatery, followed by a Negra.  The green hooties are cheap during happy hour, and get me a little buzz going, then the Negra sorta' mellows the buzz out...
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: ccr on January 11, 2008, 05:20:26 PM
I am having a SOCO on the rocks. 

It is that kinda Friday. 

Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on January 11, 2008, 05:21:14 PM
Another couple of hours for me, Mike.  I usually have a couple of the "green margahooties" at the local Hispanic eatery, followed by a Negra.  The green hooties are cheap during happy hour, and get me a little buzz going, then the Negra sorta' mellows the buzz out...
Bro, you have inspired me to make some of those margahooties   ;D  but they will have to wait until tomorrow.  If I started drinking tookillya tonight there would be a bad head looking at me from the mirror tomorrow morning, after the week I've had.  Read somewhere Corona is the manufacturer for Modelo - not sure that was right, & too lazy to look for the info now.  Take care.  :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on January 11, 2008, 05:22:48 PM
I am having a SOCO on the rocks. 

It is that kinda Friday. 



My Friday was a Monday.  My Tuesday was also a Monday.  Yesterday was almost a Monday. Considered running off & joining the circus yesterday.  I'm already juggling......
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: FNGw/08SERK on January 11, 2008, 05:26:50 PM
Another couple of hours for me, Mike.  I usually have a couple of the "green margahooties" at the local Hispanic eatery, followed by a Negra.  The green hooties are cheap during happy hour, and get me a little buzz going, then the Negra sorta' mellows the buzz out...
ok, I give, what the hell is a margahootie?
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on January 11, 2008, 05:27:44 PM
I just got back from Park City, Utah  all we could get was 3.2 or nothing  >:(
I guess the Mormons don't want to take a chance going limp, when their ole Ladies are standin in line  ;) ;D :huepfenlol2:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Midnight Rider on January 11, 2008, 05:30:17 PM
ok, I give, what the hell is a margahootie?

Margaritta...they generally make one hoot, and sometimes make wimins show their h.....oh never mind about that... ;D
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: FNGw/08SERK on January 11, 2008, 05:33:24 PM
Margaritta...they generally make one hoot, and sometimes make wimins show their h.....oh never mind about that... ;D
;) I'm admittedly slow, thanks for the help  ;)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Midnight Rider on January 11, 2008, 05:39:26 PM
;) I'm admittedly slow, thanks for the help  ;)

Maybe it a Suthern Thang....you know these Suthern gurls like to use the excuse..."I wuz sooooo druuunk, eye jus' don't rememba WHAT happend..."
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: FNGw/08SERK on January 11, 2008, 05:43:49 PM
Maybe it a Suthern Thang....you know these Suthern gurls like to use the excuse..."I wuz sooooo druuunk, eye jus' don't rememba WHAT happend..."
I've always wanted to visit the deep south  :nixweiss:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Fired00d on January 11, 2008, 06:04:59 PM
Tonight it is a

(http://www.beercollections.com/Breweries-Mexico/Images/IM625512.gif)

evening. 

Beer thirty here so it's time to pop a top.

Cheers!   :drink:


Good choice :beerchug:

 :pumpkin:
Ride Safe,
Fired00d
 :fireman:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on January 11, 2008, 06:50:57 PM
I picked up a couple of bottles of Hoppin Frog's B.O.R.I.S. (Bodacious Oatmeal Russian Imperial Stout) The Crusher Oatmeal-Imperial Stout  :2vrolijk_21:

all I can say is WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you will chew this one for several minutes before you can swallow it  :huepfenlol2: :huepfenlol2:

This is another one of the best Russian imperial/Oatmeal stouts I have ever tasted. It has it all. Super rich Thick full body and silky smooth chocolatey flavor, with a deep deep "Jacques Cousteau" espresso color.  There are also hints caramel, molasses and vanilla flavors, The Oats compliment everything very well and its quite Possibly the best Oatmeal stout I've ever tasted, Its a little Sweet, but well controlled by the hops and has real nice alcohol finish. This is a BIG Beer at almost 10 % so enjoy it in the comfort of your own home  ;)

 
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Hugh Janis on January 12, 2008, 07:36:14 AM
I picked up a couple of bottles of Hoppin Frog's B.O.R.I.S. (Bodacious Oatmeal Russian Imperial Stout) The Crusher Oatmeal-Imperial Stout  :2vrolijk_21:

all I can say is WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you will chew this one for several minutes before you can swallow it  :huepfenlol2: :huepfenlol2:

This is another one of the best Russian imperial/Oatmeal stouts I have ever tasted. It has it all. Super rich Thick full body and silky smooth chocolatey flavor, with a deep deep "Jacques Cousteau" espresso color.  There are also hints caramel, molasses and vanilla flavors, The Oats compliment everything very well and its quite Possibly the best Oatmeal stout I've ever tasted, Its a little Sweet, but well controlled by the hops and has real nice alcohol finish. This is a BIG Beer at almost 10 % so enjoy it in the comfort of your own home  ;)

Being made of oatmeal it has the added benefit of raising your HDL...   Ah, the TRUE breakfast of champions....
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: miker on January 12, 2008, 02:10:36 PM
Being made of oatmeal it has the added benefit of raising your HDL...   Ah, the TRUE breakfast of champions....

Aye aye!  I just piped 2 St Bodacious(sic) or something with a blue label and a 10% content from Belgium....mmmmm
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on January 12, 2008, 02:27:31 PM
Being made of oatmeal it has the added benefit of raising your HDL...   Ah, the TRUE breakfast of champions....

right on brother, right on :2vrolijk_21:

It lowers the total cholesterol count, and raises the high density lipoprotein (HDL) levels. In essence, it keeps the blood vessels clean, also dark beers like red wine contain tannins and flavonoids which act as antioxidants, and are a key factor in the protective effects as well. Numerous studies have found that those who drink 2-3 glasses a day regularly have a much lower mortality rate, and are healthier than those who do not drink.

The vitamin B6 in beer is also believed to be a beneficial component because it prevents the build-up of a harmful amino acid called homocysteine. This substance has been associated with a higher incidence of heart and vascular disease. Those who drank beer were shown to have a 30 percent increase in vitamin B6 in their blood plasma, suggesting that beer, taken in moderation, actually confers more benefits than wine and other liquor.

The medical and pharmacutical industries are getting rich off of the peoples ignorance, and destroying lives in the process. Besides the obvious fact that these people need true spiritual and physical help, they would be much better off mentally and physically, if they allieviated their disorders with a moderate amount of red wine or dark beer. However, any healthy, natural cure to ANY illness is always shot down by an establishment that gets rich off the suffering and ignorance of the people.

so raise your mug and say cheers to good health. :drink: :drink: :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: miker on January 12, 2008, 02:56:08 PM
right on brother, right on :2vrolijk_21:

It lowers the total cholesterol count, and raises the high density lipoprotein (HDL) levels. In essence, it keeps the blood vessels clean, also dark beers like red wine contain tannins and flavonoids which act as antioxidants, and are a key factor in the protective effects as well. Numerous studies have found that those who drink 2-3 glasses a day regularly have a much lower mortality rate, and are healthier than those who do not drink.

The vitamin B6 in beer is also believed to be a beneficial component because it prevents the build-up of a harmful amino acid called homocysteine. This substance has been associated with a higher incidence of heart and vascular disease. Those who drank beer were shown to have a 30 percent increase in vitamin B6 in their blood plasma, suggesting that beer, taken in moderation, actually confers more benefits than wine and other liquor.

The medical and pharmacutical industries are getting rich off of the peoples ignorance, and destroying lives in the process. Besides the obvious fact that these people need true spiritual and physical help, they would be much better off mentally and physically, if they allieviated their disorders with a moderate amount of red wine or dark beer. However, any healthy, natural cure to ANY illness is always shot down by an establishment that gets rich off the suffering and ignorance of the people.

so raise your mug and say cheers to good health. :drink: :drink: :drink:

Chin Chin...

I do hope the 2-3 glasses are a scale to body weight or livah size or sumtin.  Or is it per meal?

Dang, all I got left is coors lite.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: FNGw/08SERK on January 12, 2008, 03:29:42 PM
Picked up a couple of Chimay's!! Anyone of my riding brothers or sisters up for a birthday???  :drink:  SAAAA-LUTE!!!!   :huepfenlol2:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on January 14, 2008, 11:49:03 AM
I picked up a couple of bottles of Hoppin Frog's B.O.R.I.S. (Bodacious Oatmeal Russian Imperial Stout) The Crusher Oatmeal-Imperial Stout  :2vrolijk_21:

all I can say is WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you will chew this one for several minutes before you can swallow it  :huepfenlol2: :huepfenlol2:

This is another one of the best Russian imperial/Oatmeal stouts I have ever tasted. It has it all. Super rich Thick full body and silky smooth chocolatey flavor, with a deep deep "Jacques Cousteau" espresso color.  There are also hints caramel, molasses and vanilla flavors, The Oats compliment everything very well and its quite Possibly the best Oatmeal stout I've ever tasted, Its a little Sweet, but well controlled by the hops and has real nice alcohol finish. This is a BIG Beer at almost 10 % so enjoy it in the comfort of your own home  ;)

 


Must be a very thick brew.  10% - after a can or 2, it would be a meal!

Had some Dogfish Head Raison D'Etre (http://www.dogfish.com/media/beverage/medium/RD_3shot.jpg)Sat. night.  On tap - little too sweet for me. Switched to Sweet Georgia Brown (http://www.sweetwaterbrew.com/images/beer4-off.jpg) - a little bland, but ok. 

So it was back to Old Faithful (for me) Negra Modelo.   :drink: :drink:



Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Talon on January 14, 2008, 12:14:32 PM
I just got back from Park City, Utah  all we could get was 3.2 or nothing  >:(
I guess the Mormons don't want to take a chance going limp, when their ole Ladies are standin in line  ;) ;D :huepfenlol2:

Well you can get higher rates, but you have to be sitting at a table where food is served. There is a brew house, Squatters, I was sitting at the bar, had a few beers and was eating there too. I asked for a IPA, they said that because of the alcohol content I couldn't have it where I was sitting. The bar tender said that I had to be sitting at a dinning table in order to have one, even thought I was eating at the bar!! :confused5:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: miker on January 14, 2008, 12:20:35 PM
Ya think trying to give somebody money would be easier....sheesh.

Miker
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Midnight Rider on January 14, 2008, 02:24:39 PM
Well you can get higher rates, but you have to be sitting at a table where food is served. There is a brew house, Squatters, I was sitting at the bar, had a few beers and was eating there too. I asked for a IPA, they said that because of the alcohol content I couldn't have it where I was sitting. The bar tender said that I had to be sitting at a dinning table in order to have one, even thought I was eating at the bar!! :confused5:

Utah has some strange rules about alcohol...I've been in Park City a few times, and in Salt Lake...I just thought Alabama had some weird rules...
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: grandpadoc on January 14, 2008, 04:29:21 PM
I was having dinner one time in Park City when the waitress just stood at the table with her arms crossed starring at me. I mentioned to my wife that a drink would be nice and then the waitress became animated and took our drink order. Seems that you had to ask before she could take the order. When the drinks were poured they sat on the bar for a long time and again another glitch, food had to be on the table before she could bring them or you could go over and pick them up yourself. This happend a while back, so I'm not sure how things are now. Doc
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on January 14, 2008, 04:40:06 PM
It's a darn shame that politicians in certain areas try to make it difficult for us to drink the amber nectar of the gods that we not only want, we deserve!   :soapbox:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on January 14, 2008, 09:59:54 PM
We've been swillin Miller Chill lately. It's like a beer cooler

I was drinkin two bottles at a time at Beagle's house (he's got big beer glasses  :D )  yesterday

good description there BB, miller marketing guru's have launched yet another flavor in never ending onslaught of kiddie-cocktails
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on January 15, 2008, 10:17:23 AM
Not a fan of those Miller Chills.  Don't like that stuff called Tequiza, either.  Don't like a lime in my beer or a lime wedge on top of it especially. Crazy idea that bars around here figure is necessary for Corona & even sometimes Negra Modelo  >:( which pizzes me off.  Can anybody tell I'm not in a good mood today?  Friday seems about a month away.....

Ok, now I will stop complaining & return to biatching, which is like complaining, only a little louder. 

Daydreaming........
(http://incontiguousbrick.files.wordpress.com/2007/05/girl-with-beer.jpg)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Screamin_Beagle on January 15, 2008, 10:15:33 PM
My goodness,  would you look at the mugs!!!! ;D

_Beags
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Talon on January 16, 2008, 08:41:12 AM
She has nice beers too!!
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on January 16, 2008, 03:05:32 PM
iski
     The first NFL game starts at 10AM here and the 2nd one gets over at 5PM. That's 7 hours. If I drink Modelo's for 7 hrs, I don't want to think about the hangover I'd have. Same with the Blacksmiths ( Guiness/Smithwick's)  Beags and I suck up at Patrick's. Gotta pace yourself dude

B B

BB

I don't drink beer like I used to, but when I used to drink beer like I used to, if I drank beers for 7 hours straight - that was a LOT of beer.  Ugly bleary eyed dude staring back at me from the mirror the next morning too many times, so I gave up on trying to kill my liver.  Usually.

West coast the games start 3 hours earlier than the East coast, so I always figured 5 o'clock on the West coast was really 2 o'clock.   

Bar last night had no Modelos, but the Bass Ale was good & cold, so today I am in a better mood plus I know where tonights NM's are cooling off for later consumption.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on January 16, 2008, 03:10:34 PM
Biketoberfest/Daytona - always remember to tip the beer girl.

(http://image05.webshots.com/5/3/35/16/66333516UfhKpD_ph.jpg)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: ccr on January 18, 2008, 07:41:58 AM
It's Friday again, and I am hopin it's better than last one.  Guess what my work assignment is today?  I have to search U-Tube for IRS videos.  Anyone want to help me?  hee hee!   :coolblue: :cherry:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Hugh Janis on January 18, 2008, 07:54:28 AM
It's Friday again, and I am hopin it's better than last one.  Guess what my work assignment is today?  I have to search U-Tube for IRS videos.  Anyone want to help me?  hee hee!   :coolblue: :cherry:

Only if there's Beer!  Happy Friday!
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: naitram on January 18, 2008, 09:10:22 AM
It's Friday again, and I am hopin it's better than last one.  Guess what my work assignment is today?  I have to search U-Tube for IRS videos.  Anyone want to help me?  hee hee!   :coolblue: :cherry:

you get paid for that? i'm in the wrong line of work
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: ccr on January 18, 2008, 09:15:03 AM
you get paid for that? i'm in the wrong line of work
And well.

Research is research.  This is research.  Gotta be able to walk in shoes before you can tell someone else how to.   ;)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Midnight Rider on January 18, 2008, 01:07:01 PM
To my friends who enjoy a glass of wine and those who don't.
 
 
As Ben Franklin said: In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is freedom, in water there is bacteria.

In a number of carefully controlled trials, scientists have demonstrated that if we drink 1 liter of water each day, at the end of the year we would have absorbed more than 1 kilo of Escherichia coli, (E. coli) - bacteria found in feces In other words, we are consuming 1 kilo of poop.

However, we do NOT run that risk when drinking wine & beer (or tequila, rum, whiskey or other liquor) because alcohol has to go through a purification process of boiling, filtering and/or fermenting.
Remember: Water = Poop, Wine (and beer)  = Health

Therefore, it's better to drink wine or beer and talk stupid, than to drink water and be full of chit.
 
There is no need to thank me for this valuable information: I'm doing it as a public service
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: ccr on January 18, 2008, 01:11:04 PM
To my friends who enjoy a glass of wine and those who don't.
......
There is no need to thank me for this valuable information: I'm doing it as a public service


Thank you kind sir, thank you.   :huepfenjump3: :)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: miker on January 18, 2008, 01:13:40 PM
Don, you are truley a urinal of knowledge.   :D

Miker
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: FNGw/08SERK on January 18, 2008, 01:26:03 PM
To my friends who enjoy a glass of wine and those who don't.
 
 
As Ben Franklin said: In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is freedom, in water there is bacteria.

In a number of carefully controlled trials, scientists have demonstrated that if we drink 1 liter of water each day, at the end of the year we would have absorbed more than 1 kilo of Escherichia coli, (E. coli) - bacteria found in feces In other words, we are consuming 1 kilo of poop.

However, we do NOT run that risk when drinking wine & beer (or tequila, rum, whiskey or other liquor) because alcohol has to go through a purification process of boiling, filtering and/or fermenting.
Remember: Water = Poop, Wine (and beer)  = Health

Therefore, it's better to drink wine or beer and talk stupid, than to drink water and be full of chit.
 
There is no need to thank me for this valuable information: I'm doing it as a public service

No, thank YOU!!! :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Hoist! on January 18, 2008, 02:41:07 PM
To my friends who enjoy a glass of wine and those who don't.
 
 
As Ben Franklin said: In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is freedom, in water there is bacteria.

In a number of carefully controlled trials, scientists have demonstrated that if we drink 1 liter of water each day, at the end of the year we would have absorbed more than 1 kilo of Escherichia coli, (E. coli) - bacteria found in feces In other words, we are consuming 1 kilo of poop.

However, we do NOT run that risk when drinking wine & beer (or tequila, rum, whiskey or other liquor) because alcohol has to go through a purification process of boiling, filtering and/or fermenting.
Remember: Water = Poop, Wine (and beer)  = Health

Therefore, it's better to drink wine or beer and talk stupid, than to drink water and be full of chit.
 
There is no need to thank me for this valuable information: I'm doing it as a public service


Sometimes you just have to have wine around. As you see, it will come in quite handy!

THE HORMONE HOSTAGE

THE HORMONE HOSTAGE KNOWS THAT THERE ARE DAYS IN   
  THE MONTH WHEN ALL A MAN HAS TO DO IS OPEN HIS MOUTH
& HE TAKES HIS LIFE INTO HIS OWN HANDS!  THIS IS A HANDY
  GUIDE THAT SHOULD BE AS COMMON AS A DRIVER'S LICENSE
IN THE WALLET OF EVERY HUSBAND, BOYFRIEND,
 CO-WORKER, OR SIGNIFICANT OTHER!
 

DANGEROUS: WHAT'S FOR DINNER?
SAFER: CAN I HELP YOU WITH DINNER?
SAFEST: WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE TO GO FOR DINNER?
ULTRA SAFE: HERE, HAVE SOME WINE.
 
DANGEROUS: ARE YOU WEARING THAT?
SAFER: WOW, YOU SURE LOOK GOOD IN BROWN!
SAFEST: WOW! LOOK AT YOU!
ULTRA SAFE: HERE, HAVE SOME WINE.
 
DANGEROUS: WHAT ARE YOU SO WORKED UP ABOUT?
SAFER: COULD WE BE OVERREACTING?
SAFEST: HERE'S MY PAYCHECK.
ULTRA SAFE: HERE, HAVE SOME WINE.
 
DANGEROUS: SHOULD YOU BE EATING THAT?
SAFER: YOU KNOW, THERE ARE A LOT OF APPLES LEFT.
SAFEST: CAN I GET YOU A PIECE OF CHOCOLATE WITH THAT?
ULTRA SAFE: HERE, HAVE SOME WINE.
 
DANGEROUS: WHAT DID YOU DO ALL DAY?
SAFER: I HOPE YOU DIDN'T OVER-DO IT TODAY.
SAFEST: I'VE ALWAYS LOVED YOU IN THAT ROBE!
ULTRA SAFE: HERE, HAVE SOME MORE WINE.
 


12 THINGS PMS STANDS FOR:
1. PASS MY SHOTGUN
2. PSYCHOTIC MOOD SWING
3. PERPETUAL MUNCHING SPREE
4. PUFFY MID-SECTION
5. PEOPLE MAKE me SICK
6. PROVIDE ME with SWEETS
7. PARDON MY SOBBING
8. PIMPLES MAY SURFACE
9. PASS MY SWEATS
10. PISSY MOOD SYNDROME
11. PACK MY STUFF
 &&& MY PERSONAL FAVORITE ONE
12. POTENTIAL MURDER SUSPECT

THE 4 RINGS OF MARRIAGE:
1.THE ENGAGEMENT RING
2.THE WEDDING RING
3. THE SUFFERING
4. THE MURDERING

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Hoist! 8)
 
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on January 18, 2008, 02:59:47 PM
Sometimes you just have to have wine around. As you see, it will come in quite handy!

THE HORMONE HOSTAGE

THE HORMONE HOSTAGE KNOWS THAT THERE ARE DAYS IN   
  THE MONTH WHEN ALL A MAN HAS TO DO IS OPEN HIS MOUTH
& HE TAKES HIS LIFE INTO HIS OWN HANDS!  THIS IS A HANDY
  GUIDE THAT SHOULD BE AS COMMON AS A DRIVER'S LICENSE
IN THE WALLET OF EVERY HUSBAND, BOYFRIEND,
 CO-WORKER, OR SIGNIFICANT OTHER!
 

DANGEROUS: WHAT'S FOR DINNER?
SAFER: CAN I HELP YOU WITH DINNER?
SAFEST: WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE TO GO FOR DINNER?
ULTRA SAFE: HERE, HAVE SOME WINE.
 
DANGEROUS: ARE YOU WEARING THAT?
SAFER: WOW, YOU SURE LOOK GOOD IN BROWN!
SAFEST: WOW! LOOK AT YOU!
ULTRA SAFE: HERE, HAVE SOME WINE.
 
DANGEROUS: WHAT ARE YOU SO WORKED UP ABOUT?
SAFER: COULD WE BE OVERREACTING?
SAFEST: HERE'S MY PAYCHECK.
ULTRA SAFE: HERE, HAVE SOME WINE.
 
DANGEROUS: SHOULD YOU BE EATING THAT?
SAFER: YOU KNOW, THERE ARE A LOT OF APPLES LEFT.
SAFEST: CAN I GET YOU A PIECE OF CHOCOLATE WITH THAT?
ULTRA SAFE: HERE, HAVE SOME WINE.
 
DANGEROUS: WHAT DID YOU DO ALL DAY?
SAFER: I HOPE YOU DIDN'T OVER-DO IT TODAY.
SAFEST: I'VE ALWAYS LOVED YOU IN THAT ROBE!
ULTRA SAFE: HERE, HAVE SOME MORE WINE.
 


12 THINGS PMS STANDS FOR:
1. PASS MY SHOTGUN
2. PSYCHOTIC MOOD SWING
3. PERPETUAL MUNCHING SPREE
4. PUFFY MID-SECTION
5. PEOPLE MAKE me SICK
6. PROVIDE ME with SWEETS
7. PARDON MY SOBBING
8. PIMPLES MAY SURFACE
9. PASS MY SWEATS
10. PISSY MOOD SYNDROME
11. PACK MY STUFF
 &&& MY PERSONAL FAVORITE ONE
12. POTENTIAL MURDER SUSPECT

THE 4 RINGS OF MARRIAGE:
1.THE ENGAGEMENT RING
2.THE WEDDING RING
3. THE SUFFERING
4. THE MURDERING

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Hoist! 8)
 


 ;D

I buy my wife wine, even though I rarely drink it at home.  Why?  To avoid the #3 Ring as much as possible & to keep it from escalating to #4.


(http://internetservices.readingeagle.com/blog/bride/archives/pms_FUNNY.jpg)(http://www.damegames.com/pms.jpg)
At a certain age, PMS is no longer an issue. 


(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y190/whiteonwhite/blog/menopause.jpg)
However, menopause makes PMS look mild, tame, and pleasant in comparison.


Beer helps.
(http://69.13.97.211/t-shirt-designs/prodimages/2005062408582170_small.jpg)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Gettinold on January 18, 2008, 05:25:24 PM
Sometimes you just have to have wine around. As you see, it will come in quite handy!

THE HORMONE HOSTAGE

THE HORMONE HOSTAGE KNOWS THAT THERE ARE DAYS IN   
  THE MONTH WHEN ALL A MAN HAS TO DO IS OPEN HIS MOUTH
& HE TAKES HIS LIFE INTO HIS OWN HANDS!  THIS IS A HANDY
  GUIDE THAT SHOULD BE AS COMMON AS A DRIVER'S LICENSE
IN THE WALLET OF EVERY HUSBAND, BOYFRIEND,
 CO-WORKER, OR SIGNIFICANT OTHER!
 

DANGEROUS: WHAT'S FOR DINNER?  
SAFER: CAN I HELP YOU WITH DINNER?
SAFEST: WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE TO GO FOR DINNER?
ULTRA SAFE: HERE, HAVE SOME WINE.
 
DANGEROUS: ARE YOU WEARING THAT?
SAFER: WOW, YOU SURE LOOK GOOD IN BROWN!
SAFEST: WOW! LOOK AT YOU!
ULTRA SAFE: HERE, HAVE SOME WINE.
 
DANGEROUS: WHAT ARE YOU SO WORKED UP ABOUT?
SAFER: COULD WE BE OVERREACTING?
SAFEST: HERE'S MY PAYCHECK.
ULTRA SAFE: HERE, HAVE SOME WINE.
 
DANGEROUS: SHOULD YOU BE EATING THAT?
SAFER: YOU KNOW, THERE ARE A LOT OF APPLES LEFT.
SAFEST: CAN I GET YOU A PIECE OF CHOCOLATE WITH THAT?
ULTRA SAFE: HERE, HAVE SOME WINE.
 
DANGEROUS: WHAT DID YOU DO ALL DAY?  
SAFER: I HOPE YOU DIDN'T OVER-DO IT TODAY.
SAFEST: I'VE ALWAYS LOVED YOU IN THAT ROBE!
ULTRA SAFE: HERE, HAVE SOME MORE WINE.
 


12 THINGS PMS STANDS FOR:
1. PASS MY SHOTGUN
2. PSYCHOTIC MOOD SWING
3. PERPETUAL MUNCHING SPREE
4. PUFFY MID-SECTION
5. PEOPLE MAKE me SICK
6. PROVIDE ME with SWEETS
7. PARDON MY SOBBING
8. PIMPLES MAY SURFACE
9. PASS MY SWEATS
10. PISSY MOOD SYNDROME
11. PACK MY STUFF
 &&& MY PERSONAL FAVORITE ONE
12. POTENTIAL MURDER SUSPECT

THE 4 RINGS OF MARRIAGE:
1.THE ENGAGEMENT RING
2.THE WEDDING RING
3. THE SUFFERING
4. THE MURDERING

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Hoist! 8)
 


Howie I wished I had read this before I walked in the door tonight. :-X
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Hoist! on January 18, 2008, 05:27:42 PM
Howie I wished I had read this before I walked in the door tonight. :-X

It's not too late to go get a bottle of wine Dave! ;)

Hoist! 8)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Gettinold on January 18, 2008, 05:29:38 PM
It's not too late to go get a bottle of wine Dave! ;)

Hoist! 8)

   ;D  Yes it is................. she dont  :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Hoist! on January 18, 2008, 05:31:03 PM
   ;D  Yes it is................. she dont  :drink:

You're screwed! :o ;D

Hoist! 8)

Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Gettinold on January 18, 2008, 05:34:29 PM
You're screwed! :o ;D

Hoist! 8)



Sort of... I will try my natural tatics next.  :2vrolijk_21:   ;D
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: HogBreath on January 18, 2008, 05:54:19 PM
Do you know why a woman with PMS is always right?




BECAUSE SHE SAID SO!
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Hugh Janis on January 18, 2008, 09:01:11 PM
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on January 22, 2008, 07:59:22 AM
 ;D ;D ;D


Last night enjoyed Dogfish head 60 minute IPA.  Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm always mmmmm!   :drink: :drink:


There were out of Abita Turbodoc unfortunately - I've been wanting to give that one a try.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: SBB on January 22, 2008, 08:00:34 AM

but this isn't Friday?

 :nixweiss:    :nixweiss:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Hugh Janis on January 22, 2008, 09:58:27 AM
but this isn't Friday?

 :nixweiss:    :nixweiss:


at least it's half back on topic....
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: miker on January 22, 2008, 10:19:50 AM
I drank a bunch on Guiness on Friday.  The newfangled "surger" is awesome.  It puts a perfect head on the pint.  Cool.

Miker
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on January 22, 2008, 01:30:47 PM
but this isn't Friday?

 :nixweiss:    :nixweiss:


Song says it's always 5 o'clock somewhere.  Figured it must be Friday somewhere & even if it's not, when the beer is good & cold it makes me think it's Friday.  :huepfenjump3:



Not a big fan of Guiness usually - after reading all this about that surger, I have an excuse to try some again.




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Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on January 25, 2008, 07:43:32 AM
Beer made from melted arctic ice in Greenland.

(http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2006/08/images/060803-warming-beer.jpg)

Tonight I'm in the mood for:
(http://www.femsa.com/en/assets/001/5799.jpg)





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Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Hugh Janis on January 25, 2008, 07:54:22 AM
Welcome back Friday Beer Thread!  Happy Friday!  I'm taking my growler to the beer store this afternoon for 64oz of something interesting with a 12 pack chaser.  I never make up my mind until I'm there for 20 minutes or so.  Here is a link to their growler program....

http://www.consumersbeverages.com/brew/whatsontap.html?store=16
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on January 25, 2008, 08:00:53 AM
Jgeorge - read the list of beers & man I'm jealous.  Nothing like that where I live.  We used to have a drive through beer barn but that closed a few years ago.  Need to ride in your area someday to try these out.


Happy Friday!











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Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: miker on January 25, 2008, 08:12:11 AM
I gotta bad head cold.   :-\
Maybe it is a single malt night for me.   :nixweiss:
What mixes good with Zicam anyway?

Miker
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on January 25, 2008, 08:15:01 AM
Not sure on a brew with Zicam, Miker. I don't know enough about Scotch to do anything more than confuse myself.  Bourbon guy.

Used to keep a bottle of vodka in the freezer for medicinal purposes only of course.  ;D  When I had a sore throat, a frozen vodka shot seemed to help. 










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Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: hacksaw on January 25, 2008, 08:32:43 AM
The bottle of yagermeister in the freezer does the trick for me! :-*
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: SBB on January 25, 2008, 08:33:49 AM


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Iski

If you don't mind, I'm gonna borrow this and use it where a lot of people are going to be at the same time, but not in an official way.

SBB
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: miker on January 25, 2008, 08:34:48 AM
The bottle of yagermeister in the freezer does the trick for me! :-*

Capitol idea my man!  The ol Yager....Chill, pour, swig, wince and repeat as often as needed!

Miker
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Hugh Janis on January 25, 2008, 08:45:21 AM
I gotta bad head cold.   :-\
Maybe it is a single malt night for me.   :nixweiss:
What mixes good with Zicam anyway?

Miker

Hemlock
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on January 25, 2008, 08:49:03 AM

Iski

If you don't mind, I'm gonna borrow this and use it where a lot of people are going to be at the same time, but not in an official way.

SBB

Don't mind at all, S/BB, you are welcome to use it in any official or non-official way.   Reminds me, I have another one that is similar:



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Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: mr_magoo on January 25, 2008, 09:15:33 AM
It's Friday so :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Fired00d on January 25, 2008, 09:41:49 AM
It's Friday so :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink:
I think you may be a little late for some of these guys. Couple of the posts today I haven't figured out what the hell they are saying. :rolleyes3: :huepfenlol2:

 :pumpkin:
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 :fireman:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Talon on January 25, 2008, 10:12:32 AM
Chip, you can have this one too, it works well.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Rooster452 on January 25, 2008, 10:24:43 AM
It's Friday so :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink:
Thank God! It's been a lllloooonnnggggg week :wall:..... :pepper: :drink: :drink: :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: SBB on January 25, 2008, 10:30:48 AM
Chip, you can have this one too, it works well.


Perfect!

Thanks

 :2vrolijk_21:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: spydglide on January 25, 2008, 10:37:33 AM
Thank God! It's been a lllloooonnnggggg week :wall:..... :pepper: :drink: :drink: :drink:
......and too cold to ride for my mental health.  :nervous: aaaarrgh.  :drink: spyder
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Midnight Rider on January 25, 2008, 11:20:55 AM
......and too cold to ride for my mental health.  :nervous: aaaarrgh.  :drink: spyder

Spydy...it's supposed to warm up to about 60 here Sunday afternoon, and then into the mid to upper 60's next week, so might be able to squeeze a couple of hours in here or there.  You're retired, aren't 'ya?  I'm only retired in spirit...my body still has to be here Mon-Fri...

Tonight will be Part II of the weekly visit to 2 Pesos Mexican Restaurant...Part I was Wednesday evening, and it was quite enjoyable, so a repeat performance is required. 
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Rooster452 on January 25, 2008, 01:35:18 PM
......and too cold to ride for my mental health.  :nervous: aaaarrgh.  :drink: spyder
I can't say that, the weather here is fantastic but bike is in the shop. If it wasn't for Jorge letting me ride one of his fine rides last Saturday I'd be going through withdrawals.   
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: miker on January 25, 2008, 01:38:42 PM
Jeff, I got a Dyna that needs to be run, let me know!

Miker
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on January 25, 2008, 01:39:30 PM
Not sure on a brew with Zicam, Miker. I don't know enough about Scotch to do anything more than confuse myself.  Bourbon guy.

Used to keep a bottle of vodka in the freezer for medicinal purposes only of course.  ;D  When I had a sore throat, a frozen vodka shot seemed to help. 




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use whatever 80 proof or better liquor is available, and don't forget to gargle for 15 sec. before swallowing, works every time  :2vrolijk_21:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: spydglide on January 25, 2008, 02:05:40 PM
Spydy...it's supposed to warm up to about 60 here Sunday afternoon, and then into the mid to upper 60's next week, so might be able to squeeze a couple of hours in here or there.  You're retired, aren't 'ya?  I'm only retired in spirit...my body still has to be here Mon-Fri...

Tonight will be Part II of the weekly visit to 2 Pesos Mexican Restaurant...Part I was Wednesday evening, and it was quite enjoyable, so a repeat performance is required. 
What do you and Bootsie get at 2 Pesos besides Margarittas and Dos Equixs?   (notice how I'm doing better trying to stay on thread topic?)  :P har!  :drink: spyder
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Rooster452 on January 25, 2008, 03:45:51 PM
Jeff, I got a Dyna that needs to be run, let me know!

Miker

I'll give you a jingle! Thanks

 :2vrolijk_21:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Rooster452 on January 25, 2008, 03:48:41 PM
I'll give you a jingle! Thanks

 :2vrolijk_21:

Sorry forgot to keep the thread on track...... :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :puke:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Midnight Rider on January 25, 2008, 04:12:38 PM
What do you and Bootsie get at 2 Pesos besides Margarittas and Dos Equixs?   (notice how I'm doing better trying to stay on thread topic?)  :P har!  :drink: spyder

The Munchies, I think...but I don't remember... :P ::)
Title: Re: CANNED BEER HISTORY
Post by: CVOJOE on January 25, 2008, 05:44:45 PM
Reason to have a beer today!!! January 24, 1935 : First canned beer goes on sale. (OKAY A DAY LATE  :nixweiss:)
 
Canned beer makes its debut on this day in 1935. In partnership with  the American Can Company, the Gottfried Krueger Brewing Company  delivered 2,000 cans of Krueger's Finest Beer and Krueger's Cream Ale  to faithful Krueger drinkers in Richmond, Virginia. Ninety-one percent  of the drinkers approved of the canned beer, driving Krueger to give  the green light to further production.
 
By the late 19th century, cans were instrumental in the mass distribution of foodstuffs, but it wasn't until 1909 that the American Can Company made its first attempt to can beer. This was unsuccessful, and the American Can Company would have to wait for the end of  Prohibition in the United States before it tried again. Finally in  1933, after two years of research, American Can developed a can that was pressurized and had a special coating to prevent the fizzy beer from chemically reacting with the tin.  The concept of canned beer proved to be a hard sell, but Krueger's  overcame its initial reservations and became the first brewer to sell  canned beer in the United States. The response was overwhelming.

Within three months, over 80 percent of distributors were handling Krueger's canned beer, and Krueger's was eating into the market share of the "big three" national brewers--Anheuser-Busch, Pabst and Schlitz. Competitors soon followed suit, and by the end of 1935, over 200 million cans had been produced and sold.   :drink:
 
The purchase of cans, unlike bottles, did not require the consumer to  pay a deposit. Cans were also easier to stack, more durable and took  less time to chill. As a result, their popularity continued to grow throughout the 1930s, and then exploded during World War II, when U.S. brewers shipped millions of cans of beer to soldiers overseas. After
the war, national brewing companies began to take advantage of the mass distribution that cans made possible, and were able to consolidate their power over the once-dominant local breweries, which  could not control costs and operations as efficiently as their national counterparts.

Today, canned beer accounts for approximately half of the $20 billion U.S. beer industry. Not all of this comes from the big national brewers: Recently, there has been renewed interest in canning from microbrewers and high-end beer-sellers, who are realizing that cans guarantee purity and taste by preventing light damage and oxidation.

CHEERS!

 
Title: Re: CANNED BEER HISTORY
Post by: Fired00d on January 25, 2008, 05:49:03 PM
Reason to have a beer today!!! January 24, 1935 : First canned beer goes on sale. (OKAY A DAY LATE  :nixweiss:)
 
Canned beer makes its debut on this day in 1935. In partnership with  the American Can Company, the Gottfried Krueger Brewing Company  delivered 2,000 cans of Krueger's Finest Beer and Krueger's Cream Ale  to faithful Krueger drinkers in Richmond, Virginia. Ninety-one percent  of the drinkers approved of the canned beer, driving Krueger to give  the green light to further production.
 
....
I love my state. :huepfenjump3: I knew there was a reason I went to the store to get more beer today. ;D

 :pumpkin:
Ride Safe,
Fired00d
 :fireman:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: CVOJOE on January 26, 2008, 01:14:18 AM
Gary,
I thought you would pick up on, and appreciate, that historical moment in Virginny!!!  :2vrolijk_21:  :2vrolijk_21:

 :drink:
Joe
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Robmay on January 26, 2008, 08:05:00 PM
This weeks beer tally:

(http://img147.imageshack.us/img147/882/snhu6.jpg)

(http://img147.imageshack.us/img147/3337/basscpalealefj1.jpg)

(http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/7774/deamberjf5.png)

On tap.......... first batch of home brew: Light Ale (I figured since I got to know Hogbreath I better learn how to make some beer) ;D

(http://img147.imageshack.us/img147/680/1000247tj4.jpg)

Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on January 26, 2008, 08:49:06 PM
This weeks beer tally:

(http://img147.imageshack.us/img147/882/snhu6.jpg)

(http://img147.imageshack.us/img147/3337/basscpalealefj1.jpg)

(http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/7774/deamberjf5.png)

On tap.......... first batch of home brew: Light Ale (I figured since I got to know Hogbreath I better learn how to make some beer) ;D

(http://img147.imageshack.us/img147/680/1000247tj4.jpg)



Way to go Bro!!!!  :2vrolijk_21:

I actually envy you right now, after winter sets in I'm done brewing because the garage is all wet and full of slush. I cant get water from my hose for my wort chiller and its just too damn cold to be standing out there freezing my azz off for 5 hrs. I'm making plans to move my whole system down to the basement for winter time brewing. I am going to install a 5' exhaust hood over my system, vent it to the outside and I will be good to go.

by the way lets bring out the brewing dialog into this thread instead of PM's, there's a lot of great ideas and things learned that other guys may be intrested in hearing, I know there is at least 3 or 4 other brewers on the site and we have had many technical discussions in the past that have been beneficial to all. when it comes to talking about beer brewing It's All Good!  :2vrolijk_21: :huepfenlol2:

let me know how that conical fermenter works out for you, at that price it is tempting. one thing I noticed was you may want to get an extension leg kit for it, so you can gravity feed into your secondary.

Have fun and remember, Stainless Steel to Brewers is like Chrome to Bikers, you cant have too much  ;D
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Robmay on January 26, 2008, 09:29:44 PM
Way to go Bro!!!!  :2vrolijk_21:

I actually envy you right now, after winter sets in I'm done brewing because the garage is all wet and full of slush. I cant get water from my hose for my wort chiller and its just too damn cold to be standing out there freezing my azz off for 5 hrs. I'm making plans to move my whole system down to the basement for winter time brewing. I am going to install a 5' exhaust hood over my system, vent it to the outside and I will be good to go.

by the way lets bring out the brewing dialog into this thread instead of PM's, there's a lot of great ideas and things learned that other guys may be intrested in hearing, I know there is at least 3 or 4 other brewers on the site and we have had many technical discussions in the past that have been beneficial to all. when it comes to talking about beer brewing It's All Good!  :2vrolijk_21: :huepfenlol2:

let me know how that conical fermenter works out for you, at that price it is tempting. one thing I noticed was you may want to get an extension leg kit for it, so you can gravity feed into your secondary.

Have fun and remember, Stainless Steel to Brewers is like Chrome to Bikers, you cant have too much  ;D

If I do that I can't put it in the fridge right? Plus for now I am only fermenting in the primary and transferring to the primimng bucket to bottle. Give me your thoughts.

If my fisrt batch is drinkable i will have it done and drinkable by Bike Week Daytona!! One more week in the fermenter, bottle it next saturday, 2 weeks in the bottle at room temp and dark, then a few hours in the fridge............. Walla! :drink:  Feb 16th............... :orange:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on January 26, 2008, 10:11:40 PM

If I do that I can't put it in the fridge right? Plus for now I am only fermenting in the primary and transferring to the primimng bucket to bottle. Give me your thoughts.

If my fisrt batch is drinkable i will have it done and drinkable by Bike Week Daytona!! One more week in the fermenter, bottle it next saturday, 2 weeks in the bottle at room temp and dark, then a few hours in the fridge............. Walla!

ok, I forgot that you have to cool it down because of your warm climate (its freezing over here)  :huepfenlol2:
Ales like a temp around 66-72 depending on the yeast, I always try to get it around 68 but no lower so I avoid a sluggish fermintation, thats why the conical with the glycol jacket and temp controller is the cats meow, but who has $1400+ to part with for this luxury, certainly not me. if you can control the temp of your fridge with an external temp controller you should be fine, but your right it probably wont fit with a leg kit.

after your primary firmintation is done (7-10 days) you should transfer the beer to a sterile glass fermenter for another week or two for best results, this lets the rest of the yeast settle out and clarify your beer, and actually its not a bad Idea to actually raise the temp of the beer to the mid 70's for the last day or two before you transfer for bottling. this is called a diacetyl rest, it is done to allow the yeast to absorb the diacetyl it produced earlier in the fermentation cycle. it imparts a buttery or butterscotch flavor which is only desirable in a couple of styles of beer but for most it is an undesirable flavor.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Robmay on January 26, 2008, 10:26:39 PM
ok, I forgot that you have to cool it down because of your warm climate (its freezing over here)  :huepfenlol2:
Ales like a temp around 66-72 depending on the yeast, I always try to get it around 68 but no lower so I avoid a sluggish fermintation, thats why the conical with the glycol jacket and temp controller is the cats meow, but who has $800+ to part with for this luxury, certainly not me. if you can control the temp of your fridge with an external temp controller you should be fine, but your right it probably wont fit with a leg kit.

after your primary firmintation is done (7-10 days) you should transfer the beer to a sterile glass fermenter for another week or two for best results, this lets the rest of the yeast settle out and clarify your beer, and actually its not a bad Idea to actually raise the temp of the beer to the mid 70's for the last day or two before you transfer for bottling. this is called a diacetyl rest, it is done to allow the yeast to absorb the diacetyl it produced earlier in the fermentation cycle. it imparts a buttery or butterscotch flavor which is only desirable in a couple of styles of beer but for most it is an undesirable flavor.

I will do that on my next batch. I only have one carboy and as you can see, it is in use! ;) I will ferment in my bottling bucket next time (I have a lid coming this week for it) and then transfer it to the carboy. I have been thinking about doing that. It just makes sense that if you pull the wort from the primary fermenter, leaving behind the trub, it could only help clear it up some and have less of a chance getting it in your bottles. I watched a video that spoke briefly on the butterscotch taste effect. Are you saying that raising the temp to the mid 70's for the last day or two before bottling will keep make this happen? I thought the video said to do something ike that that would stop that from happening.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on January 26, 2008, 11:03:06 PM
I will do that on my next batch. I only have one carboy and as you can see, it is in use! ;) I will ferment in my bottling bucket next time  (I have a lid coming this week for it) and then transfer it to the carboy. I have been thinking about doing that. It just makes sense that if you pull the wort from the primary fermenter, leaving behind the trub, it could only help clear it up some and have less of a chance getting it in your bottles. I watched a video that spoke briefly on the butterscotch taste effect. Are you saying that raising the temp to the mid 70's for the last day or two before bottling will keep make this happen? I thought the video said to do something ike that that would stop that from happening.

I wouldn't do that, leave your bottling bucket solely for bottling or you will have crud that will not clean up in it, remember thats the last step in the process and your bottling bucket should stay pristine so you don't impart any off flavors or smells, the food grade plastic that this is made of is very soft and porous and will soak up chit if you ferment in it. Go and get more glass carboys, do your primary fermentation in your stainless conical and then transfer to your carboys for the secondary, you will be able to do a new batch every 8-10 days as you free up your conical, I have had as many as 8 carboys waiting for bottling or kegging at times and there is nothing better than having a back log of beer waiting to be consummed  :2vrolijk_21:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Talon on January 27, 2008, 12:59:36 PM
I wouldn't do that, leave your bottling bucket solely for bottling or you will have crud that will not clean up in it, remember thats the last step in the process and your bottling bucket should stay pristine so you don't impart any off flavors or smells, the food grade plastic that this is made of is very soft and porous and will soak up chit if you ferment in it. Go and get more glass carboys, do your primary fermentation in your stainless conical and then transfer to your carboys for the secondary, you will be able to do a new batch every 8-10 days as you free up your conical, I have had as many as 8 carboys waiting for bottling or kegging at times and there is nothing better than having a back log of beer waiting to be consummed  :2vrolijk_21:
,

I agree, plus plastic gets scratched in it which can hold bacteria and ruin your beer, steel or glass it the only way to go for long periods of time.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on January 27, 2008, 02:41:25 PM
,

I agree, plus plastic gets scratched in it which can hold bacteria and ruin your beer, steel or glass it the only way to go for long periods of time.

FYI you know, after you said that it reminded me that I had a real big issue with the plastic valve on the bottling bucket, everything was fine for the few batches, then all of a sudden I have a bad batch, I found that that cheap plastic valve captured and held a small amount of beer no matter how much you flushed it, I don't believe it comes apart without breaking it, so I did, and I found some ugly stuff in there. never used it again and never had a problem again. it may be fine for a few batches but eventually it will get contaminated and cause you problems. I haven't bottled in quite a while but I just started using a 5 gal Cornelius keg to mix my corn sugar in and fill my bottles.

Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Talon on January 28, 2008, 09:21:40 AM
Some of my beers were better than others, but I never had, a batch with an infection. The key lesson taught to me early on was everything before the boil needs to be very clean, everything after the boil needs to be sterilized!
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on January 28, 2008, 02:27:58 PM
It's Monday & Friday is a looong way of.  Enjoy reading about beer when not drinking beer.  Just like I enjoy reading about bikes when I'm not riding or working on a bike. 

Good info for those who may want to start their own home brew set up.  :2vrolijk_21:


Dog made of beer:
(http://www.mazaika.com/grafika/dog_of_beer_big.jpg)




Disclaimer: The author of the first post of the thread known as the "Friday Beer Thread" hereafter referred to as the Party of the First part does not in any way endorse, encourage, or advise the consumption of any beverages at any time.  This thread is for novelty purposes only.  Drinking any beverage while riding, driving, or in the case of the Party of the Second part, walking and/or crawling, is strongly discouraged.  No liabilities are assumed or indicated by any post here or response to this post here by anyone, anywhere, at any time.  In fact, reading this post is discouraged as there is no good reason for it. Proceed at your own risk and with due caution while reading here.  The Party of the First part may or may not consume beverages and any assumption that the Party of the First part will consume any beverage is only that and nothing more.  Reading at your own risk does not indicate an assumption of any liability.  If you have seen or know where the Party of the First Part's Happy Fun Ball is, please return it at the earliest opportunity, if not sooner.  If you are still reading this please stop here. Thank you.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: amigo Jorge on January 29, 2008, 04:45:40 PM
The Value of a Drink

'Sometimes when I reflect back on all the wine I drink

I feel shame.   Then I look into the glass and think

about the workers in the vineyards and all of their hopes

and dreams .   If I didn't drink this wine, they might be out

of work and their dreams would be shattered.   

Then I say to myself, it is better that I drink this wine and let their

dreams come true than be selfish and worry about my liver.'

~ Jack  Handy

WARNING:  The consumption of alcohol may leave you wondering what the hell   

happened to your bra and panties.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

'I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they

wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're

going to feel all day. '

~Frank  Sinatra

WARNING:  The consumption of alcohol may create the illusion that you are  tougher, smarter, faster  and better looking than most people.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

'When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading.'

~  Henry Youngman

WARNING:  The consumption of alcohol may lead you to think people are laughing WITH you.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

'24 hours in a day, 24 beers in a case.  Coincidence?   I think not.'

~ Stephen Wright   

WARNING:  The consumption of alcohol may cause you to think you can sing.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

'When we drink, we get drunk. When we get drunk,

we fall asleep.  When we fall asleep, we commit no sin.

When we commit no sin, we go to heaven. So, let's all

get drunk and go to heaven!'

~ Brian  O'Rourke

WARNING: The consumption of alcohol may cause pregnancy.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

'Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.'

~ Benjamin  Franklin

WARNING: The consumption of alcohol is a major factor in dancing like a retard.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

'Without question, the greatest invention in the

history of mankind is beer.  Oh, I grant you that the

wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel does

not go nearly as well with pizza.'

~ Dave Barry   

WARNING:  The consumption of alcohol may cause you to tell your friends over and over again that you love them.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

To some ! it's a six-pack, to me it's a Support Group. Salvation in a can!

~ Dave  Howell

WARNING:  The consumption of alcohol may make you think you can logically converse with members of the opposite sex without spitting.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

And saving the best for last, as explained by Cliff  Clavin, of  Cheers.

One afternoon at Cheers, Cliff Clavin was explaining the Buffalo Theory to his buddy Norm.

Here's how it went:

'Well ya see, Norm, it's like this... A herd of buffalo can only move as fast as the slowest buffalo. And when the herd is hunted, it is the slowest and weakest ones at the back that are killed first. This natural selection is good for the herd as a whole, because the general speed and health of the whole group keeps improving by the regular killing of the weakest members.  In much the same way, the human brain can only operate as fast as the slowest brain cells.  Excessive intake of alcohol, as we know, kills brain cells.  But naturally, it attacks the slowest and weakest brain cells first.  In this way, regular consumption of beer eliminates the weaker brain cells, making the brain a faster and more efficient machine.  That's why you always feel smarter after a few beers.'   

WARNING:  The consumption of alcohol may make you think you are whispering when you are not.
 
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Hugh Janis on January 29, 2008, 10:53:32 PM
amen my brother......
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: miker on January 30, 2008, 07:31:35 AM
And..

I would rather have a bottle in front of me than have a frontal lobotomy.

 :huepfenjump3:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: amigo Jorge on January 30, 2008, 09:38:44 AM
And..

I would rather have a bottle in front of me than have a frontal lobotomy.

 :huepfenjump3:

Mi amigo Mike....I will be in Wellington Friday night.....so if you don't have any plans we can go out for dinner and some  :beerchug:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: miker on January 30, 2008, 10:58:04 AM
Mi amigo Mike....I will be in Wellington Friday night.....so if you don't have any plans we can go out for dinner and some  :beerchug:

Capitol idea my man!  Maybe we can go see the belly dancers and eat some mid-eastern food!
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: amigo Jorge on January 30, 2008, 11:09:43 AM
Capitol idea my man!  Maybe we can go see the belly dancers and eat some mid-eastern food!

GREATTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!! I will Jeff know about this plan so he might go as well....I will give you a ring Friday during the day.....

take care mi amigo......

Jorge
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Rooster452 on January 30, 2008, 01:31:09 PM
GREATTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!! I will Jeff know about this plan so he might go as well....I will give you a ring Friday during the day.....

take care mi amigo......

Jorge

Sorry gentlemen I have a date to drink beer (Friday beer thread) and see Ron White at the Fairgrounds and eat fair food!
Sounds like fun though.....
When are we going to plan a local CVO party/get together?

Rooster452
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: miker on January 30, 2008, 01:33:22 PM
Sorry gentlemen I have a date to drink beer (Friday beer thread) and see Ron White at the Fairgrounds and eat fair food!
Sounds like fun though.....
When are we going to plan a local CVO party/get together?

Rooster452

Goin off to see ol tater salad huh...Do love the fair food though even though it don't like me.
Is your bike done?
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Rooster452 on January 30, 2008, 01:50:01 PM
Goin off to see ol tater salad huh...Do love the fair food though even though it don't like me.
Is your bike done?

Going to the dealer Saturday AM (that's why I'm planning to drink beer and laugh my a$$ off the night before) to discuss the bottom end. Now they're suggesting to weld and balance the crank (I asked them to check the runout). Also changing to Axtell jugs.
Hard stuff ready to go to Gene for painting though. I can relate to Howie's frustration now but if it all works, brother look out!

Rooster452
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: miker on January 30, 2008, 02:06:43 PM
Going to the dealer Saturday AM (that's why I'm planning to drink beer and laugh my a$$ off the night before) to discuss the bottom end. Now they're suggesting to weld and balance the crank (I asked them to check the runout). Also changing to Axtell jugs.
Hard stuff ready to go to Gene for painting though. I can relate to Howie's frustration now but if it all works, brother look out!

Rooster452

I'd like to tag along ifin you don't mind.  Wanna ride the dyna up?
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Rooster452 on January 30, 2008, 02:23:13 PM
Sure great to have you along. On the Dyna may be, depends on what kind of shape I'm in.....
I'll call you....
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: miker on January 30, 2008, 02:30:00 PM
Sure great to have you along. On the Dyna may be, depends on what kind of shape I'm in.....
I'll call you....


You go boy...Ifin you are a wreck you did have fun!
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: amigo Jorge on January 30, 2008, 03:40:11 PM
You go boy...Ifin you are a wreck you did have fun!

I can't go riding because I have to pick the CUSE up.....
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: RJ749 on January 31, 2008, 03:08:36 PM
Here's a unique concert piece by the Melbourne Symphony for Victoria Bitter beer, the theme is that of VB.


http://youtube.com/watch?v=ewR1RWKlXVc
Title: German Beer Sales Losing Their Fizz
Post by: EAGLE1 on January 31, 2008, 07:40:00 PM
BERLIN - Germany and beer go together like Porsches and the autobahn, but health-conscious residents are turning from the country's traditional beverage in favor of juices and bottled water, sending suds sales down to the lowest levels in 15 years.

According to a government report released Tuesday, the amount of beer sold in Germany fell to the lowest sales figure since 1993 -- dropping by 2.7 percent in 2007 to 22 billion pints, down 612 million pints from 2006.

The Federal Statistics Office said the drop in beer sales came as the demand for beer mixed with fruit juices, soft drinks and other nonalcoholic beverages rose 18.1 percent from 2006 to 2007, with some 887 million pints consumed by thirsty buyers.

Beer consumption in Germany has been falling steadily for more than a decade, a trend that experts have attributed to an increasingly health-conscious public and an aging population that is less likely to binge.

For last year's decline, the German Brewers Association blamed a rainy summer, noting that foul weather dampens the mood for lifting a stein on a summer evening.

But the group also pointed to shifting tastes.

"Our regular customers are getting older and don't drink as much anymore, and generally Germans prefer milder tastes today, and are more health conscious," spokesman Marc-Oliver Huhnholz said.

For the country's remaining beer drinkers, there's more scary news: Their beloved beverage -- often called 'liquid bread' because it is a basic ingredient of many Germans' daily diet -- is getting more expensive.

Some breweries have already raised prices, and many others say they will follow later this year.

The director of the famous Hofbraeuhaus beer hall in Munich said the brewery would increase its prices by about 74 cents per case in April.

"This is not about profit, it's about cost increase," Michael Moeller said, adding that the raw materials for the national beverage -- barley malt and hops -- have been getting more expensive.

Moeller said that per case of beer, the price of malt had increased by 30 cents and hops by 7 cents, and that energy costs to brew beer had risen by 10 percent.

On top of all the bad news, the southwestern state of Baden-Wuerttemberg has said it is considering a ban on selling beer from midnight to 6 a.m.

It's no wonder the Germans lost the title of biggest per capita beer drinkers to the Czechs a few years ago.

But, Huhnholz said, they still drink more than the Irish, who closely follow Germans.



Title: Re: German Beer Sales Losing Their Fizz
Post by: iski on February 01, 2008, 06:54:21 AM

It's no wonder the Germans lost the title of biggest per capita beer drinkers to the Czechs a few years ago.

But, Huhnholz said, they still drink more than the Irish, who closely follow Germans.





Originally from an area with a lot of Czechs.  Great beer -Czech beer - big beer drinkers.  I'm mostly Irish, but I try not to follow Germans too closely.  Never know when they are going to stop real quick & if you've ever run into the back of a stopped German who's been drinking........  ;D


(http://www.dkimages.com/discover/previews/993/50258390.JPG)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Hugh Janis on February 01, 2008, 06:57:07 AM
Hey, I'm a stopped German who's been drinking!
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on February 01, 2008, 06:59:21 AM
Hey, I'm a stopped German who's been drinking!


Using 2 second rule following you in this post, Jgeorge.


 :drink:                                                                                               :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: ccr on February 01, 2008, 07:21:35 AM
funny.   :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: miker on February 01, 2008, 07:24:55 AM
I stopped drinking German's
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on February 01, 2008, 07:31:09 AM
Did you use the 2 second rule? 


Or a Glock? :nixweiss:





 :confused5:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: RedDevil on February 01, 2008, 08:51:31 AM
Hey, I'm a German who's never stopped drinking.   :drink: :drink: :drink:

    :devil:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: mr_magoo on February 01, 2008, 09:20:02 AM
I must have some german some places in my genes. :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on February 01, 2008, 01:22:34 PM
German beer looks great!

(http://www.eurolloyd.com/girl1.JPG)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: RedDevil on February 01, 2008, 01:34:31 PM
German beer looks great!

(http://www.eurolloyd.com/girl1.JPG)

Why yes she it does.  ;)

   :devil:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on February 01, 2008, 01:36:37 PM
More good looking German beers:

(http://www.kvpbrewing.com/images/GERMAN_BEER_GIRLS.jpg)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: RedDevil on February 01, 2008, 01:42:46 PM
More good looking German beers:

(http://www.kvpbrewing.com/images/GERMAN_BEER_GIRLS.jpg)

I want the "beer" in the back!!  That's the real deal, the other two are just posers. ::)

   :devil:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Talon on February 01, 2008, 01:45:12 PM
I already posted this one, but I don't think you'll mind! ;)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Talon on February 01, 2008, 01:46:13 PM
One more, no mug, but nice form!! ;D
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: RedDevil on February 01, 2008, 01:50:11 PM
One more, no mug, but nice form!! ;D

Uh...ummmmmm....errrrrrr....nice. ::) :P

   :devil:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: RedDevil on February 01, 2008, 01:50:44 PM
I already posted this one, but I don't think you'll mind! ;)

Ufdah!!!!
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: miker on February 01, 2008, 07:18:41 PM
One more, no mug, but nice form!! ;D

Makes her daddy proud I bet!   :o
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Rooster452 on February 01, 2008, 11:36:53 PM
Is that going to be in a Super Bowl commercial?  :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on February 02, 2008, 11:19:33 PM
One more, no mug, but nice form!! ;D

(http://www.cvoharley.com/smf/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=12408.0;attach=53915;image)


This chick is famous for her natural abilities, I have seen her on the net before, in the last picture I saw of her, she had a 120z bottle all the way down her throat about an inch from the bottom (http://home.insightbb.com/~screamineagle/blink.gif)  Intresting talent, and she is making herself into quite the internet celebrity, although, she probably wont make much money at it unless she chooses the appropriate career path  :huepfenjump3:

Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on February 02, 2008, 11:21:39 PM
this may keep you from reachin for that tap handle  :D
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on February 02, 2008, 11:23:12 PM
now here is a clever idea to keep you at the bar  :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Gettinold on February 03, 2008, 07:31:48 AM
now here is a clever idea to keep you at the bar  :drink:

Not very comfortable though.  :huepfenlol2:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Gettinold on February 03, 2008, 07:34:49 AM
this may keep you from reachin for that tap handle  :D

 :o  :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Screamin on February 03, 2008, 07:48:29 AM
this may keep you from reachin for that tap handle  :D

No way, no how, he11 no.


                     
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on February 03, 2008, 09:32:17 AM
I'm not touching that tap.....        :o 

 ;D


Drank some good barleywine Sat. evening.  Decided it would be best to sit awhile & "rest" before riding home.   ;)

(http://www.ratebeer.com/beerimages/full_size/371.jpg)

Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: FNGw/08SERK on February 03, 2008, 11:09:46 AM
Take a look.... http://www.greatbrewers.com/  :2vrolijk_21:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: REGGAB on February 03, 2008, 01:20:28 PM
At the risk of being labeled a "Beer Snot," recent travels have introduced a new elixer to my stock.  "Blithering Idiot" by Weyerbacher Brewing Company, Inc. Easton, PA is a fine brew.  Found this stuff while searching for Dog Fish Head "Midas Touch."  Found two bottles of "Midas Touch," which didn't last long.  Went back for more.  None to be had.  "Blithering Idiot" looked interesting at 11.1% ABV, so I tried it.  I am very pleased.  Highly recommended.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on February 04, 2008, 01:16:37 AM
At the risk of being labeled a "Beer Snot," recent travels have introduced a new elixer to my stock.  "Blithering Idiot" by Weyerbacher Brewing Company, Inc. Easton, PA is a fine brew.  Found this stuff while searching for Dog Fish Head "Midas Touch."  Found two bottles of "Midas Touch," which didn't last long.  Went back for more.  None to be had.  "Blithering Idiot" looked interesting at 11.1% ABV, so I tried it.  I am very pleased.  Highly recommended.

you didn't mention the style of this new found elixer so I looked it up,  A Barley wine  :2vrolijk_21:

well at 11.1% ABV this beer commands respect and must be treated with caution... it will sneak up on you without a doubt, try and drink too many of these pups in one night and you will be a  "Blithering Idiot"   :huepfenlol2:

when I find a beer like this I always get a few extra and put a few down in the cellar, aging only helps a barley wine develop more class. this ale will keep for years. expect maximum flavor complexity to peak in 2 to 3 years.  even after a decade this beer will be quite a treat, Although beyond the 3rd year most barley-wines have a tendency to decrease in complexity, so don't wait too long  :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: REGGAB on February 04, 2008, 03:41:55 AM
you didn't mention the style of this new found elixer so I looked it up,  A Barley wine   :2vrolijk_21:

well at 11.1% ABV this beer commands respect and must be treated with caution... it will sneak up on you without a doubt, try and drink too many of these pups in one night and you will be a  "Blithering Idiot"   :huepfenlol2:

when I find a beer like this I always get a few extra and put a few down in the cellar, aging only helps a barley wine develop more class. this ale will keep for years. expect maximum flavor complexity to peak in 2 to 3 years.  even after a decade this beer will be quite a treat, Although beyond the 3rd year most barley-wines have a tendency to decrease in complexity, so don't wait too long  :drink:


You are correct, and a fine barley wine it is.  I can't remember if Midas Touch is 11.1 or not........but it's effect is near that of Blithering Idiot.  I had two yesterday afternoon.  Needless to say.........I took a REALLY long nap.   :2vrolijk_21:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on February 04, 2008, 08:03:50 AM
You are correct, and a fine barley wine it is.  I can't remember if Midas Touch is 11.1 or not........but it's effect is near that of Blithering Idiot.  I had two yesterday afternoon.  Needless to say.........I took a REALLY long nap.   :2vrolijk_21:

Barleywines are nap inducing, from past experience.  Will look for Blithering Idiot.  Don't drink them that often, but when I do.... hmmmmmm what do the young whippersnappers call it these days..... oh yeah. Buzzworthy.    :2vrolijk_21:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Hugh Janis on February 04, 2008, 08:09:28 AM
I finished a couple Barley Wines called Monster Ale from Brooklyn Brewery over the weekend.  Wow!  Definitely one at a time.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on February 04, 2008, 08:16:31 AM
I saw Moster Ale at Ye Olde Local Hopsataorium.  Will give it a try next time.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Rooster452 on February 08, 2008, 05:01:31 PM
TGIF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Hugh Janis on February 08, 2008, 05:12:42 PM
TGIF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :drink:
Stopped on the way for a Growler of this....  I'll have full report in the morning (if I'm able)

Oskar Blues Gordon

Brewer: Oskar Blues Brewery
Brewed In: Lyons, Colorado
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Alcohol By Volume: 8.7%

Gordon is a hybrid version of strong ale, somewhere between an Imperial Red and a Double IPA. We make it with six different malts and three types of hops, then dry-hop it with a mutha lode of Amarillo hops. It features a gooey, resiny aroma and a luscious mouthfeel. Gordon is brewed with dash of chocolate malt in it, to round out its load of hops and balance the beer. The result is an assertive yet exceptionally smooth version of strong beer.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on February 08, 2008, 07:29:58 PM
rough work week for me as well, Its time to become a "Blithering Idiot"  :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: sadunbar on February 08, 2008, 07:33:40 PM
rough work week for me as well, Its time to become a "Blithering Idiot"  :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink:

Rough work week for me also - so I considered  :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: - but tomorrow is the International Motorcycle Expo in Chicago!!!  So, I will save the  :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: for tomorrow night!!

Scott
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: REGGAB on February 08, 2008, 07:38:04 PM
rough work week for me as well, Its time to become a "Blithering Idiot"  :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink:

Great choice!!  Can't get that stuff here in Aladamnbama.  I'll get some more later this month tho'.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on February 08, 2008, 08:08:05 PM
Rough work week for me also - so I considered  :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: - but tomorrow is the International Motorcycle Expo in Chicago!!!  So, I will save the  :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: for tomorrow night!!

Scott

I know we are leaving at 8:00 am hope I'm not draggin ass, I have an even bigger party on Sat night so I choose the lesser of the two evils and opted to go on Sat. instead of Sun.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on February 08, 2008, 10:53:16 PM
Beer fridge supplies are dangerously low.  Restocking mission plans failed today.  If the fridge goes completely empty... well we just will not let that happen.

Looks like Dos XX's Amber is on sale so will rebuild from there.

 :drink: :drink: :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: RJ749 on February 09, 2008, 06:28:22 PM
For those that don't know much about history...... here is a condensed version.

Humans originally existed as members of small bands of nomadic hunters/gatherers. They lived on deer in the mountains during the summer and would go to the coast and live on fish and lobster in the winter.

The two most important events in all of history were:

1. The invention of beer, and

2. The invention of the wheel.
The wheel was invented to get man to the beer.

These were the foundation of modern civilization and together were the catalyst for the splitting of humanity into two distinct subgroups:

1. Liberals

2. Conservatives.

Once beer was discovered, it required grain and that was the beginning of agriculture. Neither the glass bottle nor aluminum can were invented yet, so while our early humans were sitting around waiting for them to be invented, they just stay ed close to the brewery. That's how villages were formed.

Some men spent their days tracking and killing animals to B-B-Q at night while they were drinking beer. This was the beginning of what is known as the Conservative movement.

Other men who were weaker and less skilled at hunting learned to live off the Conservatives by showing up for the nightly B-B-Q's and doing the sewing, fetching, and hair dressing. This was the beginning of the Liberal movement.

Some of these Liberal men eventually evolved into women. The rest became known as girlie-men.

Some noteworthy Liberal achievements include the domestication of cats, the invention of group therapy, group hugs, and the concept of Democratic voting to decide how to divide the meat and beer that Conservatives provided.

Over the years Conservatives came to be symbolized by the largest, most powerful land animal on earth, the elephant. Liberals are and were always symbolized by the jackass.

Modern liberals like imported beer (with lime added), but most prefer white wine or imported bottled water. They eat raw fish but like their beef well done. Sushi, tofu, and French food are standard liberal fare. Another interesting evolutionary side note: Most of their women have higher testosterone levels than their men. Most social workers, personal injury attorneys, journalists, dreamers in Hollywood and group therapists are Liberals. Liberals invented the designated hitter rule because it wasn't fair to make the pitcher also bat.

Conservatives drink domestic beer. They eat red meat and still provide for their women. Conservatives are big-game hunters, rodeo cowboys, lumberjacks, construction workers, firemen, medical doctors, police officers, corporate executives, athletes, Marines, and generally anyone who works productively. Conservatives who own companies hire other Conservatives who want to work for a living.

Liberals produce little or nothing. They lik e to govern the producers and decide what to do with the production. Liberals believe that Europeans are more enlightened than Americans. That is why most of the Liberals remained in Europe when Conservatives were coming to America. They crept in after the Wild West was tamed and created a business of trying to get more for nothing.

Here ends today's lesson in world history.......

It should be noted that a Liberal may have a momentary urge to angrily respond to the above before forwarding it.

A Conservative will simply laugh and be so convinced of the absolute truth of this history that it will be forwarded immediately to other true believers and to more liberals just to piss them off....
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: sadunbar on February 09, 2008, 06:36:04 PM
Rough work week for me also - so I considered  :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: - but tomorrow is the International Motorcycle Expo in Chicago!!!  So, I will save the  :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: for tomorrow night!!

Scott

Back from the show, so the  :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: for the evening has commensed!   :2vrolijk_21:

Scott
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: spydglide on February 09, 2008, 06:42:58 PM
So.......how was the show, Scott?  :nixweiss: spyder
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: FNGw/08SERK on February 09, 2008, 06:44:32 PM
Back from the show, so the  :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: for the evening has commensed!   :2vrolijk_21:

Scott
Just returned with a couple of growlers myself! Just open this one http://middleagesbrewing.com/content/view/51/  Its a sleeper  :huepfenlol2:  :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: sadunbar on February 09, 2008, 06:56:26 PM
So.......how was the show, Scott?  :nixweiss: spyder

I enjoyed it!  Most of the metric manufacturers put more effort into it then the MOCO...  Kawasaki and Ducati had great displays...  Victory had a bunch of "Victory custom's" in their display.  Other then the girl showing other girls how to pick up a dropped bike - the MOCO display was "plain."  Their were lots of local shops that put on a good show...  Aligator Bob had a great setup.  Given our extraordinary winter, it was a nice break...
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: spydglide on February 09, 2008, 07:00:17 PM
I enjoyed it!  Most of the metric manufacturers put more effort into it then the MOCO...  Kawasaki and Ducati had great displays...  Victory had a bunch of "Victory custom's" in their display.  Other then the girl showing other girls how to pick up a dropped bike - the MOCO display was "plain."  Their were lots of local shops that put on a good show...  Aligator Bob had a great setup.  Given our extraordinary winter, it was a nice break...
Sounds like it.  I'm always up for a good bike show.. :orange:...that's why I'm getting so excited about heading out to Daytona.  :) spyder
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Hugh Janis on February 10, 2008, 06:05:38 AM
Just returned with a couple of growlers myself! Just open this one http://middleagesbrewing.com/content/view/51/  Its a sleeper  :huepfenlol2:  :drink:

Howie, I picked up a couple sixes of Middle Ages Friday.  One was their IPA.  Great Stuff!  They're almost gone.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on February 10, 2008, 10:27:29 PM
I know we are leaving at 8:00 am hope I'm not draggin ass, I have an even bigger party on Sat night so I choose the lesser of the two evils and opted to go on Sat. instead of Sun.


what a great party we had sat. night (http://home.insightbb.com/~screamineagle/party.gif)

one of our brew club brothers threw a valentines days costume party that was just a gas, the costumes were judged and cupid with fairy wings & a tutu was the winner, the funny part was the 55 yr old guy wearing this costume has a 1/2 barrel beer gut,  a white beard and full biceps tats on both arms  ??? what a sight (http://home.insightbb.com/~screamineagle/roflblack.gif)

we got to drink some great beer as well, from a keg of Guinness on nitro (which we finished), to a six pack of 6 yrs of sierra nevada's Big Foot barley wine from 2001-2006, it was amazing how much each year's sample differed, my vote went to 2001 & 2003 as the best of the six years. needless to say sunday was rough going, I didn't get out of bed until 3:30 this afternoon and Im heading back shortly  :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on February 10, 2008, 10:46:01 PM
I enjoyed it!  Most of the metric manufacturers put more effort into it then the MOCO...  Kawasaki and Ducati had great displays...  Victory had a bunch of "Victory custom's" in their display.  Other then the girl showing other girls how to pick up a dropped bike - the MOCO display was "plain."  Their were lots of local shops that put on a good show...  Aligator Bob had a great setup.  Given our extraordinary winter, it was a nice break...

I agree, the Metrics put the MOCO to shame, not only in their displays but in their offerings as well, the 2000cc Kaw was one massive cruzer and they had it customized to the hilt as well, made me swallow some pride when I sat on it.  :-X
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on February 10, 2008, 10:47:14 PM
the little one kinda scared me when she got on this little dirt rider, she had the same look in her eye that I did 35 yrs ago  :-\
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on February 10, 2008, 10:48:43 PM
Aligator Bob was spectacular
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on February 10, 2008, 10:49:41 PM
more bob
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on February 10, 2008, 10:51:42 PM
brother Roy's seat was just breathtaking in person :2vrolijk_21:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on February 11, 2008, 12:49:58 PM
Great pics, Eagle1.  Kawasaki was the first bike I owned.


This weekend for our overnight trip, we did something a little different, for us:

(http://media.popularmechanics.com/images/heineken-minikeg-430.jpg)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: FNGw/08SERK on February 11, 2008, 01:28:04 PM
Howie, I picked up a couple sixes of Middle Ages Friday.  One was their IPA.  Great Stuff!  They're almost gone.
Hey Jim if you can get a hold of some of that Double IPA I think you will really like it ifn you liked the IPA. Another good one is http://middleagesbrewing.com/content/view/53/  Let me know what u think?   :drink:   :drink:   :drink:   :coolblue:
Title: Beer vs. Water
Post by: EAGLE1 on February 11, 2008, 10:18:05 PM
To all who enjoy a glass of beer or wine... and those who don't.
 
As Ben Franklin said:  In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is freedom, in
water there is bacteria.

In a number of carefully controlled trials, scientists have demonstrated that if
we drink 1 liter of water each day, at the end of the year we would have
absorbed more than 1 kilo of Escherichia coli, (E. coli) - bacteria found in
feces.  In other words, we are consuming 1 kilo of poop.

However, we do NOT run that risk when drinking wine & beer (or tequila, rum,
whiskey or other liquor) because alcohol has to go through a purification
process of boiling, filtering and/or fermenting.

Remember:   Water = Poop,   Beer & Wine = Health

Therefore, it's better to drink beer and wine and talk stupid, than to drink water and be
full of chit.

There is no need to thank me for this valuable information:  I'm doing it as a
public service  :)
Title: Re: Beer vs. Water
Post by: spydglide on February 12, 2008, 07:02:21 AM
To all who enjoy a glass of beer or wine... and those who don't.
 
As Ben Franklin said:  In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is freedom, in
water there is bacteria.

In a number of carefully controlled trials, scientists have demonstrated that if
we drink 1 liter of water each day, at the end of the year we would have
absorbed more than 1 kilo of Escherichia coli, (E. coli) - bacteria found in
feces.  In other words, we are consuming 1 kilo of poop.

However, we do NOT run that risk when drinking wine & beer (or tequila, rum,
whiskey or other liquor) because alcohol has to go through a purification
process of boiling, filtering and/or fermenting.

Remember:   Water = Poop,   Beer & Wine = Health

Therefore, it's better to drink beer and wine and talk stupid, than to drink water and be
full of chit.

There is no need to thank me for this valuable information:  I'm doing it as a
public service  :)

thanks.  I'm feeling much better already.  :P har!  spyder
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on February 12, 2008, 08:13:06 AM
(http://www.concurringopinions.com/archives/images/pdbeer&wine.jpg)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Hugh Janis on February 12, 2008, 11:31:02 AM
Hey Jim if you can get a hold of some of that Double IPA I think you will really like it ifn you liked the IPA. Another good one is http://middleagesbrewing.com/content/view/53/  Let me know what u think?   :drink:   :drink:   :drink:   :coolblue:

I'll definitely look for it Friday!  I finished the last of the Impaled Ale yesterday!
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: RJ749 on February 13, 2008, 03:54:46 PM
Ponder this when downing your next brew:

RETIREMENT PLANNING FOR 2008


 


If you had purchased $1000 of Nortel stock one year ago, it would now be worth $49.00.


With Enron, you would have had $16.50 left of the original $1000.


With WorldCom, you would have had less than $5.00 left.


If you had purchased $1000 of Delta Air Lines stock you would have $36.00 left.


But, if you had purchased $1000 worth of beer one year ago, drank all the beer, then turned in the cans for the aluminum recycling REFUND, you would have had $214.00.


Based on the above, the best current investment advice is to drink heavily and recycle.

 

It's called the 401-Keg Plan.

Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Talon on February 14, 2008, 02:42:10 PM
 :confused5:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on February 15, 2008, 10:21:58 AM
(http://www.picturebookmarking.com/galleries/uploaded/Image.jpg)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on February 15, 2008, 10:25:01 AM
(http://content.pyzam.com/funnypics/misc/mi2.jpg)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: miker on February 15, 2008, 10:35:54 AM
Annnnnd How!   :pineapple:   :pepper:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Hugh Janis on February 15, 2008, 10:48:22 AM
Happy Friday!  Welcome back BEER thread!   :mango: :bananarock: :bananarock: :bananarock: :drink: :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: HogBreath on February 15, 2008, 10:52:18 AM
cup holder
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on February 15, 2008, 10:54:17 AM
(http://www.legendsofamerica.com/photos-RMGS-product/Free%20Beer%20Sign.jpg)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on February 15, 2008, 10:56:49 AM
cup holder
(http://www.cvoharley.com/smf/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=12408.0;attach=55483)

Nice looking beer holders......




(http://dailyboomerang.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/10/cancrusher.jpg)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Fired00d on February 15, 2008, 01:31:18 PM
cup holder
Very nice. :2vrolijk_21:

 :pumpkin:
Ride Safe,
Fired00d
 :fireman:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on February 15, 2008, 03:20:00 PM
(http://www.ridemyrtlebeach.com/images/Beer-can-Holder400.jpg)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Fired00d on February 15, 2008, 03:28:37 PM
(http://www.ridemyrtlebeach.com/images/Beer-can-Holder400.jpg)
Excuse me... that sure is a nice refreshing B............ud you have there. :D

 :pumpkin:
Ride Safe,
Fired00d
 :fireman:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on February 15, 2008, 04:00:31 PM
Excuse me... that sure is a nice refreshing B............ud you have there. :D

 :pumpkin:
Ride Safe,
Fired00d
 :fireman:

Makes me thirsty - and it's beer thirty!

(http://www.united-nations-of-beer.com/images/boobbeer.jpg)


(http://www.elguapocantina.com/Beer-Pong-hot_girl.jpg)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on February 15, 2008, 04:14:25 PM
(http://onemansblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/09/beer.jpg)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Midnight Rider on February 15, 2008, 05:08:41 PM
Headed out in just a few minutes to get a jump on the crowds at our favorite Mexican place...a couple of Margahooties, chased by a Negra Modelo, then over to Ragtime Cafe for a nightcap of Bass Ale topped with a bit of Guiness, just to top the mix off, mind you.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: FNGw/08SERK on February 15, 2008, 05:10:44 PM
Headed out in just a few minutes to get a jump on the crowds at our favorite Mexican place...a couple of Margahooties, chased by a Negra Modelo, then over to Ragtime Cafe for a nightcap of Bass Ale topped with a bit of Guiness, just to top the mix off, mind you.
Atta boy Terry, have one for the boyz!!   :huepfenlol2:      :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: HogBreath on February 15, 2008, 05:21:11 PM
Headed out in just a few minutes to get a jump on the crowds at our favorite Mexican place...a couple of Margahooties, chased by a Negra Modelo, then over to Ragtime Cafe for a nightcap of Bass Ale topped with a bit of Guiness, just to top the mix off, mind you.

 :2vrolijk_21: :2vrolijk_21:

Have one for me too mi amigo.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Midnight Rider on February 15, 2008, 05:22:27 PM
Atta boy Terry, have one for the boyz!!   :huepfenlol2:      :drink:

I'll tip the Black/Tan in your honor, Howie   :2vrolijk_21: :2vrolijk_21:  Hopefully, we'll get to do that in person one of these days, and I'll look forward to that occasion, bro.  First one's on me!!
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Midnight Rider on February 15, 2008, 05:24:18 PM
:2vrolijk_21: :2vrolijk_21:

Have one for me too mi amigo.

You tryin' to get me drunk, buddy?  ;)  Wish you could join me, amigo. :drink: :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: HogBreath on February 15, 2008, 05:26:07 PM
You tryin' to get me drunk, buddy?  ;)  Wish you could join me, amigo. :drink: :drink:

As if you need Moi for that. I bow to your expertise in the field.  :znotworthy: :znotworthy: :znotworthy:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Midnight Rider on February 15, 2008, 05:44:34 PM
As if you need Moi for that. I bow to your expertise in the field.  :znotworthy: :znotworthy: :znotworthy:

Sometimes, I'm the one bowing to the porcelain idol   :oops: :huepfenlol2:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: CVOJOE on February 15, 2008, 05:56:25 PM
Quote
Headed out in just a few minutes to get a jump on the crowds at our favorite Mexican place...a couple of Margahooties, chased by a Negra Modelo, then over to Ragtime Cafe for a nightcap of Bass Ale topped with a bit of Guiness, just to top the mix off, mind you.

Black & Tans...........YES!!!  :drink:

Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Hobo on February 15, 2008, 06:11:53 PM
Will someone drink a beer for me and then tell me how good it was! I've got to be at work for another two hours.  :-\

Hobo
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: tompen on February 15, 2008, 06:29:14 PM
It's Friday. Having one now @!!  Or two !!!!!
 :drink: :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: miker on February 15, 2008, 09:40:49 PM
I am ashamed...no beer but 1 bottle stags leap one bottle silver oak and Ruth's Chris steaks...Hennessy xo fer desset...hic....mmmm tastes good twice.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Hoist! on February 16, 2008, 09:43:57 AM
!
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Hoist! on February 16, 2008, 09:44:30 AM
!
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Hoist! on February 16, 2008, 09:45:03 AM
!
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on February 16, 2008, 10:38:26 PM
In honor of Terrry's beloved margahooties:

(http://kristainlondon.typepad.com/dining/images/2007/08/01/img_1703.jpg)

Plan to have some of both of the above tomorrow, & ride, but not at the same time.   :pepper:


When we make 'em at home, I've been known to top them off with beer.  Tastes better than regular & most can't figure out what's different.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Midnight Rider on February 16, 2008, 11:21:56 PM
In honor of Terrry's beloved margahooties:

(http://kristainlondon.typepad.com/dining/images/2007/08/01/img_1703.jpg)

Plan to have some of both of the above tomorrow, & ride, but not at the same time.   :pepper:


When we make 'em at home, I've been known to top them off with beer.  Tastes better than regular & most can't figure out what's different.

 :2vrolijk_21: :2vrolijk_21:  Have one for me, Mike!!
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Hugh Janis on February 17, 2008, 06:55:08 AM
Hey Jim if you can get a hold of some of that Double IPA I think you will really like it ifn you liked the IPA. Another good one is http://middleagesbrewing.com/content/view/53/  Let me know what u think?   :drink:   :drink:   :drink:   :coolblue:

OK Howie, I found it.  I picked up two 22 oz. bottles yesterday of the Middle Ages Brewery Double IPA and drank them both.  Wow!  Good call!  it's 10% abv.  Good thing I took 3 hours to finish them.  I may need to pay them a visit.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on February 17, 2008, 08:53:28 AM
:2vrolijk_21: :2vrolijk_21:  Have one for me, Mike!!

Another reason for an icy cold margahootie with terkillya!  :2vrolijk_21:

I will Terry & Lisa will have one for ya too, for good measure.

Batton down the hatches - supposed to be stormy your way today &  will be here tonight.




Usually I have triple sec or Cointrou, but just in case:

(http://cache.wonkette.com/images/thumbs/7d9d9e0f78df5c758b7c5dc8817d7e52.jpg)
Disclaimer:I consider this to be a non-partisan recipe.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: FNGw/08SERK on February 17, 2008, 09:50:24 AM
OK Howie, I found it.  I picked up two 22 oz. bottles yesterday of the Middle Ages Brewery Double IPA and drank them both.  Wow!  Good call!  it's 10% abv.  Good thing I took 3 hours to finish them.  I may need to pay them a visit.
Glad you liked it I find it mighty tasty. I just have to make sure I'm in recliner mode  :huepfenlol2:  I get the growlers from their "tasting" room which is basically the back corner room in their beat up old Syracuse factory. Kinda cool but don't expect 5 star service. Just a good bunch of guys playing in beer all day.  :drink: They have prolly 10-15 different styles on tap. Some in the tasting room some you have to ask for specifically and they will run out in the brewery and get it!! Maybe we can figure something out to overnight a couple of growler to ya  :nixweiss:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Midnight Rider on February 17, 2008, 11:06:07 AM
Another reason for an icy cold margahootie with terkillya!  :2vrolijk_21:

I will Terry & Lisa will have one for ya too, for good measure.

Batton down the hatches - supposed to be stormy your way today &  will be here tonight.




Usually I have triple sec or Cointrou, but just in case:

(http://cache.wonkette.com/images/thumbs/7d9d9e0f78df5c758b7c5dc8817d7e52.jpg)
Disclaimer:I consider this to be a non-partisan recipe.

I generally prefer Cointrou when concocting home style margahooties...El Paso Chile Co makes a killer mix for a top shelf, or Texas Gold style margahootie, which contains real key lime juice, some orange juice.  Real tasty.  I've never tried mixing beer in, but will have to give that a go.

I just wish our state lawmakers would get realistic and allow beers with more than 6% content, so we could get some of the specialty brews around here.  Goofy.

Already raining here and the wind's kicking up, so enjoy your day...I'm in couch potato mode for the day.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: FNGw/08SERK on February 17, 2008, 12:12:10 PM
I generally prefer Cointrou when concocting home style margahooties...El Paso Chile Co makes a killer mix for a top shelf, or Texas Gold style margahootie, which contains real key lime juice, some orange juice.  Real tasty.  I've never tried mixing beer in, but will have to give that a go.

I just wish our state lawmakers would get realistic and allow beers with more than 6% content, so we could get some of the specialty brews around here.  Goofy.

Already raining here and the wind's kicking up, so enjoy your day...I'm in couch potato mode for the day.
what the hell is a margahootie?? Thats a new one on me and I'm always open to a new concoction and my wife loves margaritas!  :drink: Hey Terry as I've already offered to Jim if we can come up with a easy way to overnight a couple of growlers while the weather is still cool I would be willing to send ya some good stuff. Check out the following links  http://middleagesbrewing.com/    http://www.sudsfactory.com/  and just an fyi if you are in the mood to browse   http://hbd.org/ensmingr/syracuse.html 

Howie
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Hugh Janis on February 17, 2008, 01:04:25 PM
Glad you liked it I find it mighty tasty. I just have to make sure I'm in recliner mode  :huepfenlol2:  I get the growlers from their "tasting" room which is basically the back corner room in their beat up old Syracuse factory. Kinda cool but don't expect 5 star service. Just a good bunch of guys playing in beer all day.  :drink: They have prolly 10-15 different styles on tap. Some in the tasting room some you have to ask for specifically and they will run out in the brewery and get it!! Maybe we can figure something out to overnight a couple of growler to ya  :nixweiss:

I've got several growlers of my own that I can bring empty.  2 hrs there and 2 hrs home makes for a nice road trip on the bike in a couple months.  You buy lunch.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: FNGw/08SERK on February 17, 2008, 01:10:22 PM
I've got several growlers of my own that I can bring empty.  2 hrs there and 2 hrs home makes for a nice road trip on the bike in a couple months.  You buy lunch.
You got it  :2vrolijk_21:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Midnight Rider on February 17, 2008, 01:21:31 PM
what the hell is a margahootie?? Thats a new one on me and I'm always open to a new concoction and my wife loves margaritas!  :drink: Hey Terry as I've already offered to Jim if we can come up with a easy way to overnight a couple of growlers while the weather is still cool I would be willing to send ya some good stuff. Check out the following links  http://middleagesbrewing.com/    http://www.sudsfactory.com/  and just an fyi if you are in the mood to browse   http://hbd.org/ensmingr/syracuse.html 

Howie

Howie..Margahootie is just another word for Margarita...must be a Southern thang  ;D ;)  

I've only ever had one of the stronger % beers...Chimay (?), and I REALLY enjoyed it!!!  
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: FNGw/08SERK on February 17, 2008, 01:25:02 PM
Howie..Margahootie is just another word for Margarita...must be a Southern thang  ;D ;)  

I've only ever had one of the stronger % beers...Chimay (?), and I REALLY enjoyed it!!!  
Whats ur southern Margahootie recipe??   :confused5:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Midnight Rider on February 17, 2008, 03:06:50 PM
Whats ur southern Margahootie recipe??   :confused5:

Start with one of these products:  http://www.elpasochile.com/  (they have excellent dips as well).  For the best, I use Cointrou (sp?), or Grand Marnier, and at least a Tequilla as good as Quervo 1800, but Gold is better than nothing.  You can substitute Triple Sec and cheaper Tequilla, but the drink suffers, though after a couple, you no longer care   ;D ;D

If you use the straight traditional mix they offer, add a splash of premium orange juice...mmmmmmmmmm.  But be careful, depending on how you mix things, these can be like Indians...they'll sneak up on your ass... ;)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on February 17, 2008, 05:26:39 PM
I generally prefer Cointrou when concocting home style margahooties...El Paso Chile Co makes a killer mix for a top shelf, or Texas Gold style margahootie, which contains real key lime juice, some orange juice.  Real tasty.  I've never tried mixing beer in, but will have to give that a go.

I just wish our state lawmakers would get realistic and allow beers with more than 6% content, so we could get some of the specialty brews around here.  Goofy.

Already raining here and the wind's kicking up, so enjoy your day...I'm in couch potato mode for the day.

Got back from riding to lunch & the lake for a quick brewski about 15 minutes before the bottom dropped out.  My better half had threatened me & our riding buds with our lives if we got wet - no rain on the ride, but WINDY.  I lucked out for once....


Terry - yours is very similar to my homemade concoction.   I use Patron now since I like the taste of the blue agave stuff better, even in mixers.  Several others work well as tekillyas for us - the 1800 Cuervo is a favorite also.

Cointrou, triple sec, or Grand Marnier, some lime juice, Patron, & a little OJ sometimes.  A few years back a friend in St. Louis had to STRETCH his recipe, due to lack of ingredients, and he used beer.  Worked ok so depending on my mood, I'll add a little at the end to top off the pitcher.  Will try that El Paso Chile mixer stuff - sounds good.

Saw you guys were getting lots of rain.  Stay safe!
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: spydglide on February 17, 2008, 05:50:49 PM
Got back from riding to lunch & the lake for a quick brewski about 15 minutes before the bottom dropped out. 
Saw you guys were getting lots of rain.  Stay safe!
Heard on the recent news that Tornados were down in Louisana today.  Hope everyone dodged those. :2vrolijk_21:  spyder
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on February 17, 2008, 06:27:04 PM
Heard on the recent news that Tornados were down in Louisana today.  Hope everyone dodged those. :2vrolijk_21:  spyder

Heard the same here.  Hope all are safe.

For some reason, we rarely get tornadoes in this part of the Florida panhandle.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Midnight Rider on February 17, 2008, 08:57:36 PM
Safe and sound here, but there were some awful thunderstorms, and a toad strangler rain for an hour or so.  Tornadoes in the area, but not close enough to worry about where I live.

Mike...glad you guys had a nice, safe, and dry ride  :2vrolijk_21:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on February 18, 2008, 09:33:57 AM
Still raining this morning, but no bad storms in the area we are aware of.  A little loud about 2 this morning.


Our son's pug loves beer.  Wife just sent me this link.


A screen cleaner, posted as a public service:
http://theglobalbible.com/temp/screenclean.swf

Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Talon on February 18, 2008, 05:00:12 PM
Just in case Beer Friday finds you on the road!

http://www.beertravelers.com/
Title: Night of the Living Ales IV
Post by: EAGLE1 on February 18, 2008, 06:59:20 PM
For the fourth consecutive year, CBS will be sponsoring the region’s largest celebration of cask-conditioned ales, Night of the Living Ales. This event will feature around 40 casks of real ale from Chicagoland breweries and some very special guests. As always, this promises to be a big firkin deal for area real ale enthusiasts. Attendees will be able to sample the beers and then select the 2008 Champion Real Ale of Chicagoland. Past champions have been Bell’s Two Hearted Ale, Flossmoor Station X-IPA, and Three Floyds Admiral Lord Nelson.

NotLA IV will be held at Goose Island Wrigleyville, 3535 N Clark St, Chicago, The date is March 1st, from 6-10 pm (9:45 last call). Tickets will cost $35 for members, $40 nonmembers, purchased in advance through Chicago Beer Society. Admission includes a tasting glass, unlimited beer samples, and appetizers (artisanal meats and cheeses; Goose Island grub)

 :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Hugh Janis on February 18, 2008, 10:16:11 PM
I'm so friggin jealous!  That sounds like something I'd REALLY like.  I don't know many people that appreciate REAL beer the way I do.  I've got a lot of friends and neighbors that are lite beer drinkers.  Funny thing though, at my daughter's graduation party, the cooler with the case of Beck's Dark was the 1st one empty.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Hugh Janis on February 19, 2008, 08:07:27 AM
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Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Hugh Janis on February 19, 2008, 08:25:26 AM
warm beer, if only......
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: FNGw/08SERK on February 19, 2008, 08:28:59 AM
warm beer, if only......
Mornin' Jim! Would you happen to know if I can pick up one of them Holsteins at the auction??   :huepfenjump3:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Hoist! on February 19, 2008, 09:32:30 AM
warm beer, if only......

It's not warm beer, it's "Rodeo Cold" beer! ::) ;D

Hoist! 8)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: BalDeagle on February 19, 2008, 10:30:56 AM
If ya went a little further back it would be close to the right colour and consistency!!

 :huepfenlol2:

Nige
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Fired00d on February 19, 2008, 10:34:09 AM
If ya went a little further back it would be close to the right colour and consistency!!

 :huepfenlol2:

Nige
Ewwww!!! :huepfenlol2: :huepfenlol2:

 :pumpkin:
Ride Safe,
Fired00d
 :fireman:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on February 19, 2008, 01:40:10 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on February 19, 2008, 01:40:55 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on February 19, 2008, 01:41:41 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on February 19, 2008, 01:42:16 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on February 19, 2008, 01:43:24 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on February 19, 2008, 01:43:53 PM
 ;)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on February 19, 2008, 01:44:42 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Talon on February 19, 2008, 01:58:54 PM
 :2vrolijk_21:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: REGGAB on February 19, 2008, 02:01:50 PM
More traveling = More new beer experiences for me.  Since we're a bit "sheltered" from the "good stuff" in Alabama, I've been like a rat in a cheese factory lately.  Not long ago I wrote about "Blithering Idiot," a wonderful 11.1% ABV barleywine.  I've found another fine nectar from the Weyerbacher brewery:  Double Simcoe IPA.  This one is 9% ABV, and is it ever GOOD!  Another one of those sippin' beers, if for no other reason than it tastes really good, however there is a chug factor that kicks in once half way through a bottle.  The resultant belch is most obnoxious in terms of decibels, yet surprisingly pleasant in that there is no bitter aftertaste.  Highly recommended, but be aware that the four pack will take just over twelve singles to acquire, and this is another beer best consumed when you are settled in for the day.  Cheers!   :drink:   :beerchug:


Have I mentioned that third shift SUCKS?   :(
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on February 19, 2008, 07:37:14 PM
Reggab - third shift sucks gnat balls.  Agreed on those barleywines.  They sneak up on ya and Wham!

It's like Friday everyday when I read this thread & see all the new stuff. :2vrolijk_21:


An epiphany or 2 was realized as I read this post of Eagle1's from above:

(http://www.cvoharley.com/smf/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=12408.0;attach=56116)





(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y164/wteach/smileybeer.jpg)


Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on February 20, 2008, 12:22:19 AM
More traveling = More new beer experiences for me.  Since we're a bit "sheltered" from the "good stuff" in Alabama, I've been like a rat in a cheese factory lately.  Not long ago I wrote about "Blithering Idiot," a wonderful 11.1% ABV barleywine.  I've found another fine nectar from the Weyerbacher brewery:  Double Simcoe IPA.  This one is 9% ABV, and is it ever GOOD!  Another one of those sippin' beers, if for no other reason than it tastes really good, however there is a chug factor that kicks in once half way through a bottle.  The resultant belch is most obnoxious in terms of decibels, yet surprisingly pleasant in that there is no bitter aftertaste.  Highly recommended, but be aware that the four pack will take just over twelve singles to acquire, and this is another beer best consumed when you are settled in for the day.  Cheers!   :drink:   :beerchug:


Have I mentioned that third shift SUCKS?   :(

Weyerbacher has created a gem of a brew, to be short and concise. The eclectics among us know the unique flavor of the simcoe hop and as a home-brewer I realize the time and attention it takes to infuse the quality of the hop into the brew, overall A great brew has been made here!  I've been disappointed with other weyerbacher offerings in the past, and I'm glad to report that this beer did not fall into the same category. Overall, this is a solid imperial IPA that has a hefty grain bill as well. It does however tend to be a bit 1-dimensional with such a strong focus on the simcoe hop.  It starts with the citrus and pine of the hop, then leads you into malty areas. The malt is sweet and strong enough to be tasted of the simcoe but balanced enough not to take over. As it flows further in your mouth and down your throat the hops take full charge again and eclipse the malts. You can feel the bitterness bite the sides of your tongue. There is even a slight metallic bitterness that starts off the aftertaste. You are left with the residual sweetness of the malts playing nicely with the hops in the warm glow of the higher ABV. A very tasty beverage that warms you on those cold winter days  :2vrolijk_21:

Simcoe is a relatively new hybrid variety similar to Cascade but higher in bitterness. What attracts brewers and drinkers to the variety is a distinctive citrus aroma combined with a high alpha-acid content that imparts a strong but pleasurable bitterness. Research into the hybrid was initially a financially-motivated enterprise (big surprise)... megabreweries trying to get more hop bang for their buck. It is a proprietary hop, and the name "Simcoe" is a registered trademark of Yakima Chief Ranches, LLC. This hybrid hop was created to allow maximum aromatic oils, along with low cohumulone (harshness) levels, so that brewers can really load up a lot of 'em in a beer and not have any harshness. The piney, citrusy notes are all here, and in a very clean (non-harsh) way, as well as having an aroma with impact.

I've done a few brews with Simcoe hops, and have found them to give some unique grapefruit or tangerine - like notes to pale ales. I haven't really used them in huge quantities, but with their relatively high AA% they can surly make a big impact on a beer. I think they are a great hop that has been flying under the radar for quit some time now, and I particularly like using them in conjunction with Amarillo hops to add a floral Bouquet to the mix.

To give a beer a impressive hop character I use Simcoe hops at three points in the brewing process. To begin with, I use a technique referred to as first wort hopping, in which Simcoe is added to the sweet wort as it enters the kettle. When the wort comes to a boil in the kettle I add Amarillo hops, adding another layer to the bitterness of the beer. Later in the brewing process I steep a large amount of Simcoe in the whirlpool to impart a distinct hop aroma. Finally, after transferring into my Cornelius keg, I dry hop the beer with a mixture of Simcoe & Amarillo, which instills a hoppy aroma with notes of pine and grapefruit. It brings back some great memories of the Memorial Holiday beer I did last year  ::)


Kegged 10ga. of the pale Ale today, took a sneak taste before carbonation, real smooth, crisp clean pale.  i'm dry hopping with a mixture of Simcoe & Amarillo, gives it this citrus-floral hop character, very similar to cascade but no bitter bite at the end. trust me you cant just have one.  :alcohol: :alcohol: :alcohol:  I just push it from the carboy to the keg with a little CO2, pressurize it for three days, let it sit a week (yea right) and DRINK :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink:

(http://www.cvoharley.com/smf/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=12408.0;attach=30533;image)




Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: REGGAB on February 20, 2008, 01:23:01 AM
Weyerbacher has created a gem of a brew, to be short and concise. The eclectics among us know the unique flavor of the simcoe hop and as a home-brewer I realize the time and attention it takes to infuse the quality of the hop into the brew, overall A great brew has been made here!  I've been disappointed with other weyerbacher offerings in the past, and I'm glad to report that this beer did not fall into the same category. Overall, this is a solid imperial IPA that has a hefty grain bill as well. It does however tend to be a bit 1-dimensional with such a strong focus on the simcoe hop.  It starts with the citrus and pine of the hop, then leads you into malty areas. The malt is sweet and strong enough to be tasted of the simcoe but balanced enough not to take over. As it flows further in your mouth and down your throat the hops take full charge again and eclipse the malts. You can feel the bitterness bite the sides of your tongue. There is even a slight metallic bitterness that starts off the aftertaste. You are left with the residual sweetness of the malts playing nicely with the hops in the warm glow of the higher ABV. A very tasty beverage that warms you on those cold winter days  :2vrolijk_21:

Simcoe is a relatively new hybrid variety similar to Cascade but higher in bitterness. What attracts brewers and drinkers to the variety is a distinctive citrus aroma combined with a high alpha-acid content that imparts a strong but pleasurable bitterness. Research into the hybrid was initially a financially-motivated enterprise (big surprise)... megabreweries trying to get more hop bang for their buck. It is a proprietary hop, and the name "Simcoe" is a registered trademark of Yakima Chief Ranches, LLC. This hybrid hop was created to allow maximum aromatic oils, along with low cohumulone (harshness) levels, so that brewers can really load up a lot of 'em in a beer and not have any harshness. The piney, citrusy notes are all here, and in a very clean (non-harsh) way, as well as having an aroma with impact.

I've done a few brews with Simcoe hops, and have found them to give some unique grapefruit or tangerine - like notes to pale ales. I haven't really used them in huge quantities, but with their relatively high AA% they can surly make a big impact on a beer. I think they are a great hop that has been flying under the radar for quit some time now, and I particularly like using them in conjunction with Amarillo hops to add a floral Bouquet to the mix.

To give a beer a impressive hop character I use Simcoe hops at three points in the brewing process. To begin with, I use a technique referred to as first wort hopping, in which Simcoe is added to the sweet wort as it enters the kettle. When the wort comes to a boil in the kettle I add Amarillo hops, adding another layer to the bitterness of the beer. Later in the brewing process I steep a large amount of Simcoe in the whirlpool to impart a distinct hop aroma. Finally, after transferring into my Cornelius keg, I dry hop the beer with a mixture of Simcoe & Amarillo, which instills a hoppy aroma with notes of pine and grapefruit. It brings back some great memories of the Memorial Holiday beer I did last year  ::)






Interested read, but way over my head.  I just like it.  Great stuff.  I have two left for when I finish this shift.  REALLY looking forward to them, and I will get some more.  There are over 900 varieties of beer in the store I've been visiting.  I have my task, and I'll do my best.   :)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on February 20, 2008, 08:22:03 AM
Weyerbacher has created a gem of a brew, to be short and concise. The eclectics among us know the unique flavor of the simcoe hop and as a home-brewer I realize the time and attention it takes to infuse the quality of the hop into the brew, overall A great brew has been made here!  I've been disappointed with other weyerbacher offerings in the past, and I'm glad to report that this beer did not fall into the same category. Overall, this is a solid imperial IPA that has a hefty grain bill as well. It does however tend to be a bit 1-dimensional with such a strong focus on the simcoe hop.  It starts with the citrus and pine of the hop, then leads you into malty areas. The malt is sweet and strong enough to be tasted of the simcoe but balanced enough not to take over. As it flows further in your mouth and down your throat the hops take full charge again and eclipse the malts. You can feel the bitterness bite the sides of your tongue. There is even a slight metallic bitterness that starts off the aftertaste. You are left with the residual sweetness of the malts playing nicely with the hops in the warm glow of the higher ABV. A very tasty beverage that warms you on those cold winter days  :2vrolijk_21:

Simcoe is a relatively new hybrid variety similar to Cascade but higher in bitterness. What attracts brewers and drinkers to the variety is a distinctive citrus aroma combined with a high alpha-acid content that imparts a strong but pleasurable bitterness. Research into the hybrid was initially a financially-motivated enterprise (big surprise)... megabreweries trying to get more hop bang for their buck. It is a proprietary hop, and the name "Simcoe" is a registered trademark of Yakima Chief Ranches, LLC. This hybrid hop was created to allow maximum aromatic oils, along with low cohumulone (harshness) levels, so that brewers can really load up a lot of 'em in a beer and not have any harshness. The piney, citrusy notes are all here, and in a very clean (non-harsh) way, as well as having an aroma with impact.

I've done a few brews with Simcoe hops, and have found them to give some unique grapefruit or tangerine - like notes to pale ales. I haven't really used them in huge quantities, but with their relatively high AA% they can surly make a big impact on a beer. I think they are a great hop that has been flying under the radar for quit some time now, and I particularly like using them in conjunction with Amarillo hops to add a floral Bouquet to the mix.

To give a beer a impressive hop character I use Simcoe hops at three points in the brewing process. To begin with, I use a technique referred to as first wort hopping, in which Simcoe is added to the sweet wort as it enters the kettle. When the wort comes to a boil in the kettle I add Amarillo hops, adding another layer to the bitterness of the beer. Later in the brewing process I steep a large amount of Simcoe in the whirlpool to impart a distinct hop aroma. Finally, after transferring into my Cornelius keg, I dry hop the beer with a mixture of Simcoe & Amarillo, which instills a hoppy aroma with notes of pine and grapefruit. It brings back some great memories of the Memorial Holiday beer I did last year  ::)






While I only posses the vaguest of understandings of the brewmaster's art, the above sounds damn good.

 :drink: :drink: :drink:

(http://www.mountainhomebrew.com/ProductImages/homebrewingsupplies/thumb_Leaf%20Hops.jpg)
simcoe hops

(http://www.highgravitybrew.com/productcart/pc/catalog/hops_sm.gif)
amarillo hops
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Hugh Janis on February 20, 2008, 08:26:50 AM
Amarillo hops look like Brussels Sprouts.  They MUST be good for me. 

BTW, this thread has moved into the top ten all time threads with most posts.  (I was looking at forum stats yesterday).  So much to say, so little time.  We've barely scratched the surface when it comes to BEER!
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on February 20, 2008, 08:48:56 AM
jgeorge - Had no idea this thread was in the top ten.  :2vrolijk_21:


BTW - I checked with the Eff Bee Eye & the See Eye A-ee & if you really are a MoCo plant here, they were not aware of it.   ;) ;D :pepper:




They really like all the beer & boobs pics though & frankly I don't think they are paying attention to much else.



(http://cache.gizmodo.com/images/asahibeer1001974.jpg)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on February 21, 2008, 07:54:32 AM
Based on the Heiniken small keg success of a couple of weeks ago, considering others:

(http://www.worldbeers.com.au/images/uploads/Bitburger_Keg.jpg)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on February 21, 2008, 07:56:13 AM
(http://www.fourseasonsamusements.com/photos/beer-keg-racer.jpg)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on February 21, 2008, 08:00:04 AM
(http://members.aol.com/shawnschinalife/images/beer_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Talon on February 21, 2008, 08:35:40 AM
Way back, when I was about 23 there was a German beer Dinkelacher, it came in the small kegs. We would drink them on the weekends, that was the only one available locally, in NJ to us back then. Haven't seen it in years.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on February 21, 2008, 08:45:22 AM
Talon - not familiar with that one.

Like Paulaner & it/s not hard to find.  Most of the German beers are very good.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Hugh Janis on February 21, 2008, 09:26:08 AM
Me enjoying a Paulaner while waiting for the results of a BBQ competition I entered last fall.  The keg was gone in about an hour.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Hugh Janis on February 21, 2008, 09:28:53 AM
another with my Brother.  This time I'm protecting it a little better.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Talon on February 21, 2008, 09:40:00 AM
Like I said it's been about 25 years since I had this beer. It was a little different than these. It had a rubber stopper in the top, you bought a tap, which was plastic with a long plastic pipe you would push thru the center of the rubber stopper, and there was two opposing clips that would latch to the rim on the top of the keg.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Hoist! on February 21, 2008, 11:43:53 AM
Way back, when I was about 23 there was a German beer Dinkelacher, it came in the small kegs. We would drink them on the weekends, that was the only one available locally, in NJ to us back then. Haven't seen it in years.

Drink a Dink! :drink: ;) :2vrolijk_21:

Hoist! 8)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: miker on February 21, 2008, 11:48:54 AM
Remember the "green death"?
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on February 21, 2008, 11:54:08 AM
(http://members.aol.com/shawnschinalife/images/beer_1.jpg)

OH YEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  :2vrolijk_21:

Paulaner is the Benchmark Hefe, great banana and clove flavors  :bananarock:  :bananarock:

We have an  "Old Chicago" Bar that has it on tap  ::)

Bartender, please remove the frickin lemon wedge! and dont let it happen again  >:(
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: miker on February 21, 2008, 11:54:57 AM
Woo! Woo!
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on February 21, 2008, 03:07:32 PM
OH YEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  :2vrolijk_21:

Paulaner is the Benchmark Hefe, great banana and clove flavors  :bananarock:  :bananarock:

We have an  "Old Chicago" Bar that has it on tap  ::)

Bartender, please remove the frickin lemon wedge! and dont let it happen again  >:(

Paulaner is a favorite & each time we ride to Helen, Georgia it's inspiration to get there in time for a few, also.

F'ing A!!   Beer don't need no stinkin' lemon or lime or orange or any other foo-foo fruity wedges, dammit!   :2vrolijk_21:


Jgeorge - bet that Paulaner tastes great with your great BBQ. Using "BBQ"  is the way it's supposed to be spelled, too!  :2vrolijk_21:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: BalDeagle on February 21, 2008, 03:35:58 PM
Now here's a superb English Beer that is one of my favourites. Notably the Brits have been brewing beer since before Davy Crockett hit the headlines so you guys should really try and look it up.

Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Talon on February 21, 2008, 03:40:13 PM
Now here's a superb English Beer that is one of my favourites. Notably the Brits have been brewing beer since before Davy Crockett hit the headlines so you guys should really try and look it up.



What style of beer is it, I'll look for some, we have a few places with large selections of imports.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: BalDeagle on February 21, 2008, 03:40:42 PM
and this is another - this is probably one of the best selling English Cask beers and is probably my favourite.

LANDLORD
A Classic Strong Pale Ale, Landlord has won more awards nationally than any other beer: This includes four times as Champion at the Brewers' International Exhibition and four times as CAMRA’s beer of the year.  
Refreshingly reliable, nationaly renowned, this full drinking Pale Ale with a complex and hoppy aroma has real "Pulling Power" and stands out in any bar as the ideal regular.
4.3% ABV  
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: BalDeagle on February 21, 2008, 03:45:04 PM
Cask London Pride - 4.1% a.b.v.

Appearance
If we take a look at the beer it is a deep golden amber colour with a bright sparkling clarity that makes the beer very appetising.

Aroma
Swirl the beer round slightly and take in the aroma, London Pride has hints of treacle toffee with a digestive biscuit flavour coming through. These notes are derived from both pale ale and crystal malts added to the brew. The malt is supported by some floral, grassy flavours that come from the hops.

Flavour
Take a taste, the beer has an initial sweetness from the malt, this is balanced with a clean bitterness. The hops contribute grapefruit flavours to the beer giving a mouth watering, zesty character to London Pride. The toffee, biscuit notes are key to the overall flavour of this beer.

mmmmmmmm - think I need one now!

Nige

Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: miker on February 22, 2008, 09:07:27 AM
I can almost smell it through the puter.   :2vrolijk_21:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: mr_magoo on February 22, 2008, 09:12:00 AM
Is it beer thirsty yet?
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: miker on February 22, 2008, 09:13:07 AM
Hell's yeah...Cain't drink all day without startin first thing in the morning   :mango:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Hugh Janis on February 22, 2008, 09:14:41 AM
Hell's yeah...Cain't drink all day without startin first thing in the morning   :mango:

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on February 22, 2008, 09:35:35 AM
Nige - those English beers sound great!

Will be searching for these at Ye Olde Beeratorium on my next visit.


Mike

Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: mr_magoo on February 22, 2008, 09:40:01 AM
Got to be after noon some place in the world.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: BalDeagle on February 22, 2008, 09:45:59 AM
2.45pm here - Friday afternoon - I feel a Beer on the horizon and it's heading my way !

 8)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on February 22, 2008, 09:46:30 AM
Got to be after noon some place in the world.

Yes, in Adelaide its after 1 am on Saturday already.   :drink: :drink: :drink:

Have not drunk to the Aussies in a while, today is as good as any.  But will have to wait a few hours due to w--k.

In Northumberland, it's almost 3 pm.     :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on February 22, 2008, 09:47:46 AM
2.45pm here - Friday afternoon - I feel a Beer on the horizon and it's heading my way !

 8)

I'll drink to that!   :drink: :drink: :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: miker on February 22, 2008, 09:49:33 AM
Eeewwww the W word...Me too. Crap.  At least I will Eff em today til I leave.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on February 22, 2008, 09:52:32 AM
Will hang until noon & after that, any w--k is highly doubtful.

Hell, it's completely impossible.  :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: miker on February 22, 2008, 09:54:21 AM
Will hang until noon & after that, any w--k is highly doubtful.

Hell, it's completely impossible.  :drink:

You sir, are a bad seed!  I am outta here around noon too because of your power of suggestion...Slainte  :drink:  Have a large weekend
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on February 22, 2008, 10:25:50 AM
You sir, are a bad seed!  I am outta here around noon too because of your power of suggestion...Slainte  :drink:  Have a large weekend
:drink:

I have been known to be a bad influence & enjoy the hell out of being influenced, badly.

Slainte  :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Talon on February 22, 2008, 10:29:48 AM
Beer Me!!!
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on February 22, 2008, 10:37:03 AM
(http://www.k9.net.nz/BlogImages/mid/BeerDog-MS.jpg)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: miker on February 22, 2008, 10:38:00 AM
!
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on February 22, 2008, 10:41:02 AM
(http://www.sudsgear.com/ProductImages/shotgun/shotgun-l1.jpg)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on February 22, 2008, 10:42:33 AM
(http://www.worth1000.com/entries/110500/110593WDFC_w.jpg)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Talon on February 22, 2008, 10:44:19 AM
(http://www.sudsgear.com/ProductImages/shotgun/shotgun-l1.jpg)

Shot gunning a beer, we use to do this in Highschool! Man, brings back memories, I think, kind of fuzzy!
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on February 22, 2008, 10:51:22 AM
Shot gunning a beer, we use to do this in Highschool! Man, brings back memories, I think, kind of fuzzy!

We used to do this, too.  Sometimes I remember getting up after a few, but for some reason can't remember falling down.   ;D

(http://a1276.g.akamai.net/7/1276/734/7426edbca88520/resource.harley-davidson.com/media/images/productphotos/MC/99333_08V_M_22d15.jpg)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on February 22, 2008, 10:52:42 AM
(http://www.harley-davidson.com/media/images/productphotos/MC/99300_06V_M_1f654.jpg)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: HogBreath on February 22, 2008, 11:36:02 AM
I never start drinking before the school bus runs.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on February 22, 2008, 11:53:29 AM
(http://www.beerschool.com/wp-content/files/2007/10/beerbus.jpg)

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Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on February 22, 2008, 11:56:17 AM
(http://media.truckblog.com/videostills/school_bus_wheelie.jpg)

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Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Talon on February 22, 2008, 12:03:24 PM
(http://www.beerschool.com/wp-content/files/2007/10/beerbus.jpg)

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We have quite a few breweries near me, there use to be a group called Foam On The Range. They had converted an old city bus with two keg refrigerators, and food, they did tours to all the local breweries. A our brew club and two others hired them to take us to Denver, about 60 miles, to the Great American Brew Fest one year. It was a blast, drank all the way down, bus pulled up right in front we sat in the bus drinking until they opened the doors.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on February 22, 2008, 12:13:37 PM
School bus wheelie video:

http://www.heavy.com/video/38971 (http://www.heavy.com/video/38971)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on February 22, 2008, 12:15:16 PM
We have quite a few breweries near me, there use to be a group called Foam On The Range. They had converted an old city bus with two keg refrigerators, and food, they did tours to all the local breweries. A our brew club and two others hired them to take us to Denver, about 60 miles, to the Great American Brew Fest one year. It was a blast, drank all the way down, bus pulled up right in front we sat in the bus drinking until they opened the doors.

Sometimes for a birthday we will rent a limo & drink & drink on the way to a restaurant & back& nobody has to drive anywhere.

Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Hugh Janis on February 22, 2008, 12:16:55 PM
I never start drinking before the school bus runs.

Why, are you the driver?
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on February 22, 2008, 12:21:13 PM
(http://alexf.smugmug.com/photos/175536534-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Hugh Janis on February 22, 2008, 12:23:37 PM
Here is my bus driver from when I was a kid......
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Talon on February 22, 2008, 12:26:38 PM
This was our driver! ;D
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on February 22, 2008, 12:53:54 PM
Fiction?

(http://images.andrewsmcmeel.com/media/4397/large.jpg)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: BalDeagle on February 22, 2008, 12:59:50 PM
Beer o'clock has arrived and it is:

Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Talon on February 22, 2008, 01:05:26 PM
 :2vrolijk_21:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on February 22, 2008, 01:06:52 PM
(http://www.jackwhoppy.com.au/images/ts_adults/beer_o_clock.jpg)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on February 22, 2008, 01:07:25 PM
(http://www.jknowles.com.au/shop/image.php?productid=16218)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on February 22, 2008, 01:09:47 PM
(http://content.pyzam.com/graphics/alcohol/BeerThirty.gif)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on February 22, 2008, 01:56:12 PM
Shot gunning a beer, we use to do this in Highschool! Man, brings back memories, I think, kind of fuzzy!

And who can forget the infamous BEER BONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  :bananarock: :jalapeno: :cucumber: :pepper:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on February 22, 2008, 02:06:03 PM
And now to meet the challenging demands of professional alcoholics the all new Ronco OCTABONG!!!!!!!


WARNING!:
THIS PRODUCT ACCELERATES THE VOLUME OF FLUIDS THAT A USER CAN CONSUME. THE USER MAY CONSUME LARGER QUANTITIES OF FLUID IN A SHORTER PERIOD OF TIME THAN DRINKING WITHOUT THIS PRODUCT. USERS OF THIS PRODUCT ARE HEREBY ADVISED THAT THEY ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR WHAT THEY CONSUME OUT OF THIS PRODUCT, WHICH COULD BE BEER/ALCOHOL. USING BEER/ALCOHOL IN THIS PRODUCT WILL RESULT IN QUICK ELEVATIONS IN BLOOD ALCOHOL LEVEL, AND INTOXICATION WILL OCCUR MORE QUICKLY AND MORE INTENSELY THAN CONSUMING FLUIDS WITHOUT THIS PRODUCT. THIS MAY AFFECT THE USERS ABILITY TO FULLY APPRECIATE THEIR LEVEL OF INTOXICATION. THIS UNIT IS TO BE USED ONLY BY EXPERIENCED, LEGAL AGED DRINKERS, WHO KNOW THEIR LIMIT ON ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION. THIS UNIT IS NOT INTENDED TO BE USED BY INEXPERIENCED DRINKERS. THIS UNIT SHOULD NEVER BE USED, OR FURNISHED TO PERSONS UNDER 21. NEVER USE THIS UNIT TO CONSUME LIQUOR. NEVER OPERATE A MOTOR VEHICLE AFTER USING THIS UNIT TO CONSUME ALCOHOL. THE USER SHOULD NOT CONSUME MORE THAN TWO CHAMBERS OF BEER IN 24 HOURS. (THIS PRODUCT CONTAINS EIGHT SEPARATE CHAMBERS) FAILURE TO USE THIS PRODUCT ACCORDING TO THESE GUIDELINES, OR USE WITH LIQUOR, WILL RESULT IN DANGEROUS INCREASES IN BLOOD ALCOHOL LEVEL, WHICH COULD LEAD TO SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH. THE USER ASSUMES ALL RISKS IN ANY WAY ASSOCIATED WITH THE USE OF THIS PRODUCT.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on February 22, 2008, 02:08:04 PM
THE BEER BONG OF THE 21st CENTURY!
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on February 22, 2008, 02:11:49 PM
Each bonger will just need to direct their tube opening skyward, so gravity doesn’t spill your suds. When all is settled, countdown to a simulatenous race. Depending on your height you may have to take a knee, but do make sure to straighten your tubing for maximum flow!

Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Talon on February 22, 2008, 02:34:31 PM
Team Work!
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Talon on February 22, 2008, 02:34:57 PM
THE BEER BONG OF THE 21st CENTURY!

 ;)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Talon on February 22, 2008, 05:10:28 PM
Now here's a superb English Beer that is one of my favourites. Notably the Brits have been brewing beer since before Davy Crockett hit the headlines so you guys should really try and look it up.



Found the London Pride, but not the Landlord, by Timothy Taylor. Cell phone picture, little blurry.

Not bad! They also had their Porter there. I'm still drinking, let you know what I think when I'm done!   :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: CVOJOE on February 22, 2008, 06:39:26 PM
How does some real Oktoberfest (imported) beer and German sausage & potato salad sound?  :nixweiss:

 :drink:
Joe
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: BalDeagle on February 22, 2008, 07:22:15 PM
Found the London Pride, but not the Landlord, by Timothy Taylor. Cell phone picture, little blurry.

Not bad! They also had their Porter there. I'm still drinking, let you know what I think when I'm done!   :drink:

Glad you found the London Pride. Hope it travels well across the pond. I've had a few tonight plus a few Theakstons and all washed down with a few JD's on the rocks. Hic - ahllseeyalltomorra !  :drink:

Nige
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: BalDeagle on February 25, 2008, 04:38:29 AM
Found the London Pride, but not the Landlord, by Timothy Taylor. Cell phone picture, little blurry.

Not bad! They also had their Porter there. I'm still drinking, let you know what I think when I'm done!   :drink:

Make sure you don't put it in the cooler. It needs to be drunk at room temperature or just below.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Hugh Janis on February 25, 2008, 07:16:39 AM
Make sure you don't put it in the cooler.  It needs to be drunk at room temperature or just below.
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Oh, I don't know about that......... 
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: miker on February 25, 2008, 07:19:55 AM
Room temp in jolly ol England is 65 isn't ?....Room temp down here is whatever I set the blinkin ac at...87 yesterday!
Not trying to rub it in but where was winter at?
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: BalDeagle on February 25, 2008, 07:20:08 AM
Make sure you don't put it in the cooler.  It needs to be drunk at room temperature or just below.
[/quote

Oh, I don't know about that......... 

Well you might not know about that, but you'll have to take the word of a Brit as it is a Brit beer !

 ::)

Nige
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Hugh Janis on February 25, 2008, 07:24:36 AM
Well you might not know about that, but you'll have to take the word of a Brit as it is a Brit beer !

 ::)

Nige

Room temp for me yesterday was on the floor of my garage which was 34 yesterday.  Perfect for the Smuttynose IPA I was drinking.  I understand the reasons for drinking it at RT.  I would just like it better cold.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: BalDeagle on February 25, 2008, 07:53:20 AM
Room temp for me yesterday was on the floor of my garage which was 34 yesterday.  Perfect for the Smuttynose IPA I was drinking.  I understand the reasons for drinking it at RT.  I would just like it better cold.

OK so lets get definitive on this VERY important matter. My statement about it being served at room temperature or just below was somewhat ambiguous as you could be living in Northern Alaska (served as a lollipop) or in central Africa where it could be blood heat or more (huh)

Optimum temperature for live Cask conditioned beer is between 52f & 55f - any warmer than this and it may start to taste unpleasant - any colder and you will not get the flavours of the beer coming through.

Amen.

Nige

Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: miker on February 25, 2008, 07:54:35 AM
Thanks for the clarification... :orange:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on February 25, 2008, 08:17:14 AM
I have had beer at room temp plenty of times - best for me when "room temp" is somewhere below 40 F.  Have had some beers at 55 F & understand the flavor reasoning behind the temp served (I am in the food biz) but it's also what people are accustomed to (cold vs cool vs warm).  Anyway, a few seconds after the amber nectar of the gods enters my mouth, it's nearer my body temp than serving temp anyway. 

It was a Yuengling & Sierra Nevada weekend, with a little Dogfishead Amber thrown in for good measure.


Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: miker on February 25, 2008, 08:20:39 AM
Yup...Sometimes a icy cold domestic lager is just the thing, piped down quickly of course.  I carry a cooler in the truck at all times, ifin I have to ice my ales I will...Hell thay warm up to 50 purty quick down here in god's waiting room.

I had some Terrapin Rye and some nice amber from Michigan I can''t remember, it had a bird on it...Bell's maybe.

Miker
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: BalDeagle on February 25, 2008, 08:21:58 AM
I have had beer at room temp plenty of times - best for me when "room temp" is somewhere below 40 F.  Have had some beers at 55 F & understand the flavor reasoning behind the temp served (I am in the food biz) but it's also what people are accustomed to (cold vs cool vs warm).  Anyway, a few seconds after the amber nectar of the gods enters my mouth, it's nearer my body temp than serving temp anyway. 

It was a Yuengling & Sierra Nevada weekend, with a little Dogfishead Amber thrown in for good measure.

Sounds good - unfortunately I only got to have a case of Food Poisoning !

 :smilie_daumenneg:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on February 25, 2008, 08:27:36 AM
Sounds good - unfortunately I only got to have a case of Food Poisoning !

 :smilie_daumenneg:

Sorry to read that, Nige.  Hope you are feeling better. 

Never been to England, but when I go, I plan to drink room temp beer & learn to like it.   :2vrolijk_21:

(At least until I can get back home & drink the colder stuff).   ;D
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: BalDeagle on February 25, 2008, 08:34:39 AM
Sorry to read that, Nige.  Hope you are feeling better. 

Never been to England, but when I go, I plan to drink room temp beer & learn to like it.   :2vrolijk_21:

(At least until I can get back home & drink the colder stuff).   ;D

There will be nothing for you to learn Mike - you will have died and gone to heaven ! :2vrolijk_09:

 ;D
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on February 25, 2008, 08:36:25 AM
There will be nothing for you to learn Mike - you will have died and gone to heaven ! :2vrolijk_09:

 ;D

Nige - Shoots my to get to heaven without dying all to hell.   ;D   :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Talon on February 25, 2008, 09:34:05 AM
Make sure you don't put it in the cooler. It needs to be drunk at room temperature or just below.

Nige, It was good, but probably better locally, the ones I bought were at the end of beer life, bottled in October. With the shipping, and not being a well known beer here it sat for a while. I keep them in the fridge, but when I drink I usually take out four or five before I start. If you like cellar temp beer here in the states, you probably won't find many, some breweries/brew pubs, do but not all. Order two at a time, then the second one will be less chilled!
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: BalDeagle on February 25, 2008, 09:38:52 AM
Nige, It was good, but probably better locally, the ones I bought were at the end of beer life, bottled in October. With the shipping, and not being a well known beer here it sat for a while. I keep them in the fridge, but when I drink I usually take out four or five before I start. If you like cellar temp beer here in the states, you probably won't find many, some breweries/brew pubs, do but not all. Order two at a time, then the second one will be less chilled!

Probably right on the "better locally" thing Craig.

The very best it can be is when it is served direct from the cask via the hand pump. Then it's down to the local bar and wether they know how to keep, prepare and serve cask beer. When it's right you don't want to go home.

 :alcohol:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Hugh Janis on February 25, 2008, 09:39:56 AM
Nige, It was good, but probably better locally, the ones I bought were at the end of beer life, bottled in October. With the shipping, and not being a well known beer here it sat for a while. I keep them in the fridge, but when I drink I usually take out four or five before I start. If you like cellar temp beer here in the states, you probably won't find many, some breweries/brew pubs, do but not all. Order two at a time, then the second one will be less chilled!

What if you accidentally drink the second one first?   :drink: :'(
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: miker on February 25, 2008, 09:46:58 AM
Ohh I hate when that happens because it requires a third!
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Talon on February 25, 2008, 09:48:49 AM
What if you accidentally drink the second one first?   :drink: :'(

 :confused5:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: RJ749 on February 25, 2008, 11:52:30 AM
If we all get one of these we can have the Friday Beer Races!!!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KuN5seRrY_Q
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on February 25, 2008, 12:04:27 PM
If we all get one of these we can have the Friday Beer Races!!!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KuN5seRrY_Q

Yeah!



There are other kinds of beer races.

(http://www.clubecm.com/gaoc04_004.jpg)



& there is always


Beer pong
(http://www.drinkinghabits.com/images/beerpong.jpg)

Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on February 25, 2008, 01:40:37 PM
Probably right on the "better locally" thing Craig.

The very best it can be is when it is served direct from the cask via the hand pump. Then it's down to the local bar and wether they know how to keep, prepare and serve cask beer. When it's right you don't want to go home.

 :alcohol:

Midwest largest celebration of cask-conditioned ales, "Night of the Living Ales" is this weekend, around 40 casks to sample, all will be served 55 F, its the Law! and some very special ones will be on a hand pump.  :2vrolijk_21:   I can barley contain myself  :huepfenlol2: :huepfenjump3: :huepfenjump3:

:bananarock: :apple: :jalapeno: :cucumber: :pineapple: :pepper:  :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink:

Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: BalDeagle on February 25, 2008, 01:44:48 PM
Midwest largest celebration of cask-conditioned ales, "Night of the Living Ales" is this weekend, around 40 casks to sample, all will be served 55 F, its the Law! and some very special ones will be on a hand pump.  :2vrolijk_21:   I can barley contain myself  :huepfenlol2: :huepfenjump3: :huepfenjump3:

:bananarock: :apple: :jalapeno: :cucumber: :pineapple: :pepper:  :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink:

Sure do wish I was there to share it with you. It would be great to sample some Cask beer (USA style).

 8)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: RJ749 on February 27, 2008, 11:44:39 PM
I have no idea what the hell she's saying but it sure is funny watching this beer girl.

To see Twolane click here:  http://ad.adnetwork.com.br/mfa/go/img/;s=1109;c=1309;a=1;l=1;p=20;sc=10624;n=0;b=24130;ct=http://www.antarctica.com.br/tatuagemdaboa/tatuagem.asp?seunome=Twolane&nomeamigo=Don


To see d00d click here: http://ad.adnetwork.com.br/mfa/go/img/;s=1109;c=1309;a=1;l=1;p=20;sc=10624;n=0;b=24130;ct=http://www.antarctica.com.br/tatuagemdaboa/tatuagem.asp?seunome=Fired00d&nomeamigo=Gary
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on February 28, 2008, 08:12:21 AM
I have no idea what the hell she's saying but it sure is funny watching this beer girl.

To see Twolane click here:  http://ad.adnetwork.com.br/mfa/go/img/;s=1109;c=1309;a=1;l=1;p=20;sc=10624;n=0;b=24130;ct=http://www.antarctica.com.br/tatuagemdaboa/tatuagem.asp?seunome=Twolane&nomeamigo=Don


To see d00d click here: http://ad.adnetwork.com.br/mfa/go/img/;s=1109;c=1309;a=1;l=1;p=20;sc=10624;n=0;b=24130;ct=http://www.antarctica.com.br/tatuagemdaboa/tatuagem.asp?seunome=Fired00d&nomeamigo=Gary


Funny.  An evil mind at work is a marvelous thing.   ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Should be required viewing for all posters.   :2vrolijk_21:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on February 28, 2008, 08:52:03 AM
Getting a jump on Friday - bought some of this for tomorrow evening:

(http://www.ratebeer.com/beerimages/full_size/16129.jpg)


Also trying a Paulaner Double Bock.   :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Talon on February 28, 2008, 09:06:44 AM
I have no idea what the hell she's saying but it sure is funny watching this beer girl.

To see Twolane click here:  http://ad.adnetwork.com.br/mfa/go/img/;s=1109;c=1309;a=1;l=1;p=20;sc=10624;n=0;b=24130;ct=http://www.antarctica.com.br/tatuagemdaboa/tatuagem.asp?seunome=Twolane&nomeamigo=Don


To see d00d click here: http://ad.adnetwork.com.br/mfa/go/img/;s=1109;c=1309;a=1;l=1;p=20;sc=10624;n=0;b=24130;ct=http://www.antarctica.com.br/tatuagemdaboa/tatuagem.asp?seunome=Fired00d&nomeamigo=Gary
Yea, not sure what she's saying, but Don, and Garry, I think I know what that guy is saying!!!! :o
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Talon on February 28, 2008, 09:08:16 AM
Getting a jump on Friday - bought some of this for tomorrow evening:

(http://www.ratebeer.com/beerimages/full_size/16129.jpg)


Also trying a Paulaner Double Bock.   :drink:

I drink this beer, it comes from Boulder and is dry hopped, it's got a lot of hop aroma and taste, I really like it.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on February 28, 2008, 09:12:53 AM
I drink this beer, it comes from Boulder and is dry hopped, it's got a lot of hop aroma and taste, I really like it.

Agreed.  Had some last weekend & liked it well enough to put it into rotation.  Lots of hops & full taste. 


Have not had the Paulaner Double Bock, but I really like Paulaner & love Shiner Bock, so it seems to be a natural.

Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Talon on February 28, 2008, 09:15:15 AM
Agreed.  Had some last weekend & liked it well enough to put it into rotation.  Lots of hops & full taste. 


Have not had the Paulaner Double Bock, but I really like Paulaner & love Shiner Bock, so it seems to be a natural.



I had Shiner in Texas and Nebraska, I liked it too! Where's it from, I don't remember?  :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: FLYNDYNA on February 28, 2008, 12:38:45 PM
Countdown to Friday...going by Total Wine tonight on the way home to get the "weekend supplies"...anyone have a suggestion on a Belgian White Ale?
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on February 28, 2008, 01:44:01 PM
Countdown to Friday...going by Total Wine tonight on the way home to get the "weekend supplies"...anyone have a suggestion on a Belgian White Ale?

we covered that style a few pages back, here's a link

I would have to agree, coors blue moon is the weakest example of this beer style, in addition to Hoegaarden Wit, you can also try, Vuuve 5, Blanche de Bruges, Blanche de Bruxelles, Brugs Tarwebier, Sterkens White Ale, Celis White (now made in Michigan), Blanche de Brooklyn, Great Lakes Holy Moses, Unibroue Blanche de Chambly.

There’s one significant flavor of this style, and that’s tartness or sourness. The fashion for very sour white beers has passed, and neither customers nor judges are likely to welcome its return, but a little sourness agreeably dries the flavor and seems to boost the contribution of the orange and the hops.

Traditionally, of course, the sourness came from a lactobacillus infection of some sort (old stale yack piss). At least one producer today inoculates the beer with a lactobacillus culture after primary fermentation, then pasteurizes to arrest its action when the desired degree of sourness is reached. Without this, it would continue to sour, with unpredictable results. Many commercial brewers are appalled at the idea of deliberately introducing a lactic culture into their brewing environment; such cultures have a way of being easier to introduce than to get rid of.

for me, it is this infection and the introduction of spices (especially orange & coriander) which lead to my conflict with this style

Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Talon on February 28, 2008, 02:42:12 PM
I am not a fan of Blue Moon, when it first came out they were an annual local brewfest in Ft. Collins, I didn't like it.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Talon on February 28, 2008, 02:47:46 PM
Another local brew I like is Left Hand Brewery in Longmont, CO. They have a really flavorful amber ale Saw Tooth, named after a local mountain.

http://www.lefthandbrewing.com/
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on February 28, 2008, 05:51:37 PM
I had Shiner in Texas and Nebraska, I liked it too! Where's it from, I don't remember?  :drink:

Shiner is brewed by a long standing family brewery, still family owned.  The Spoetzl Brewery is located in Shiner, Texas between Houston & San Antonio. Good bock beer!   :2vrolijk_21:

(http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:cUdAHjWJm6yefM:http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/archive/6/63/20070407230836!Bottle_of_Shiner_Bock.jpg)



Blue Moon is pizz water & they put some damn orange slice in it to try to fool people that it is something it's not.  Can you tell I'm not a Coors beer fan?   ;)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Midnight Rider on February 28, 2008, 07:06:26 PM
I am currently enjoying a Czech brew, Pilsner-Urquell, which I discovered at the local Publix grocery store yesterday.  It is quite good.  Give it a try if you haven't already.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on February 29, 2008, 09:00:11 AM
Pilsner Urquell!   :drink: :drink: :drink:

Excellent choice, Terry.  My home area in Texas was settled by Czechs & this beer has been a favorite for years.  When younger we just drank it because it was there.  Now I appreciate it for being an excellent brew.

Enjoy   :drink:

(http://images.businessweek.com/ss/06/05/miller_products/image/pilsner.jpg)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: mr_magoo on February 29, 2008, 09:08:33 AM
It's beer day again. ;D :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on February 29, 2008, 09:16:01 AM
Yes it is.   ;D

Found this one & plan to give it a try at beer thirty:

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y276/pantomus/PaulanerSalvatorbottle.jpg)

Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: FNGw/08SERK on February 29, 2008, 09:22:36 AM
Yes it is.   ;D

Found this one & plan to give it a try at beer thirty:

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y276/pantomus/PaulanerSalvatorbottle.jpg)


It's always beer thirty somewhere  ;)   :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: RJ749 on February 29, 2008, 09:24:55 AM
From the local watering hole, micro brewery Boundary Bay here in Bellingham.

Get your half gallon growlers to go.

They brew: Amber Ale
Dry Irish Stout
Bellingham Blonde
Best Bitter (ESB)
Inside Passage Ale (IPA)
Scotch
Imperial Oatmeal Stout
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on February 29, 2008, 09:25:02 AM
True.  In Baghdad it is almost 5:30 pm.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on February 29, 2008, 09:26:08 AM
From the local watering hole, micro brewery Boundary Bay here in Bellingham.

Get your half gallon growlers to go.

They brew: Amber Ale
Dry Irish Stout
Bellingham Blonde
Best Bitter (ESB)
Inside Passage Ale (IPA)
Scotch
Imperial Oatmeal Stout

I'm jealous.  Or envious. 

Actually, both.

Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: RJ749 on February 29, 2008, 09:28:18 AM
I'm jealous.  Or envious. 

Actually, both.



They even make a bottled beer that would be fitting as the official winter beer of CVOers worldwide.

A strong ale or "Winter Warmer" with dark red-brown color and a very rich malty flavor. Dry-hopped lightly with Cascades for a pleasant aroma and slightly spicy hop finish. This big beer is deceptively strong, yet tastes very smooth thanks to extra long cold conditioning.Original Gravity: 1.072
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: FNGw/08SERK on February 29, 2008, 09:30:07 AM
True.  In Baghdad it is almost 5:30 pm.
:2vrolijk_09: to our men and women and the "good" people of Baghdad. Hey I'll drink to that!!  :2vrolijk_21:  Ohhh wait a minute - come to think of it I'll  :drink: to anything  :oops: :2vrolijk_21:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on February 29, 2008, 10:03:31 AM
I'll drink to our fine military overseas and here as well (later)!   :drink: :drink: :drink:

Interesting brew name, cabin fever, Rog. 


If so many of our CVOers did not live in cabins, they wouldn't have a fever mebbe?

(http://www.fs.fed.us/r1/b-d/photo-album/snapshots1/mt-emerine-old-cabin1.JPG)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: RJ749 on February 29, 2008, 10:06:50 AM
I'll drink to our fine military overseas and here as well (later)!   :drink: :drink: :drink:

Interesting brew name, cabin fever, Rog. 


If so many of our CVOers did not live in cabins, they wouldn't have a fever mebbe?



Hey at least that one has a CVO antenna............... :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on February 29, 2008, 10:09:09 AM
Hey at least that one has a CVO antenna............... :drink:

How else could they post?   :nixweiss:

Different cabin, different fever:

(http://www.tanch.com/images/GirlsChattingInTheCabin.jpg)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: RJ749 on February 29, 2008, 10:12:19 AM
How else could they post?   :nixweiss:

Different cabin, different fever:



Nope, cabins a cabin, looks like cabin fever to me, get in the cabin fever (we got bidness to take care of) :huepfenlol2:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on February 29, 2008, 10:14:27 AM
How else could they post?   :nixweiss:

Different cabin, different fever:



Nope, cabins a cabin, looks like cabin fever to me, get in the cabin fever (we got bidness to take care of) :huepfenlol2:

Looks like they are:

(http://www.tanch.com/images/MichelleAndNicki.jpg)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Talon on February 29, 2008, 10:15:20 AM
You don't have to stay in just because it gets a little cold outside!! 8)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Talon on February 29, 2008, 10:15:59 AM
One more!
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on February 29, 2008, 10:17:22 AM
Outside is more fun than inside:

(http://www.tanch.com/images/CaptainJamieAssistingAWearyShipmate.jpg)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Talon on February 29, 2008, 10:18:17 AM
Now, here's a winter warmer!! ::)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on February 29, 2008, 10:23:52 AM
Other type ski babe:

(http://ll.broadbandsports.com/images/b065gr1.catPage.jpg)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on February 29, 2008, 10:38:54 AM
(http://www.portlandwaterspectacular.com/localteens/sports_tease.waterski.jpg)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: FLYNDYNA on February 29, 2008, 12:17:10 PM
I like a winter boob-ummm...beer...thingy...hmmm...

Thanks for the suggestions on the Belgian Whites...also for the Pilsner-Urquell, that ROCKS! Off the beer subject, anyone tried Vincent Van Gogh Double Espresso Vodka? It is an extremely smooth Vodka that tastes great over crushed ice, let the ice melt "just a bit"...
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on February 29, 2008, 12:27:13 PM
Not a vodka drinker, but I'll keep an ear open for it.

 ;D



Quick draw beer:

(http://www.slipperybrick.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/05/beer-holster.jpg)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: FLYNDYNA on February 29, 2008, 12:34:11 PM
Iski,

 that is soo cool, I want one! Where'd you get the beer holster???

Flyndyna
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on February 29, 2008, 12:51:47 PM
Iski,

 that is soo cool, I want one! Where'd you get the beer holster???

Flyndyna

Not mine Flyndyna but can be purchased HERE (http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.slipperybrick.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/05/beer-holster.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.slipperybrick.com/2007/05/beer-holster/&h=344&w=344&sz=67&hl=en&start=21&um=1&tbnid=8LWmJhmwVZYbtM:&tbnh=120&tbnw=120&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dbeer%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: REGGAB on February 29, 2008, 01:33:05 PM
I think i've found a new favorite.........as described earlier.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on February 29, 2008, 01:52:18 PM
Not a vodka drinker, but I'll keep an ear open for it.

 ;D



Quick draw beer:

(http://www.slipperybrick.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/05/beer-holster.jpg)

no no no, you guys are thinkin small potatoes, this is what ya need   ;)  :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink:


(http://www.cvoharley.com/smf/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=11707.0;attach=24535;image)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: REGGAB on February 29, 2008, 01:55:18 PM
no no no, you guys are thinkin small potatoes, this is what ya need   ;)  :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink:


(http://www.cvoharley.com/smf/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=11707.0;attach=24535;image)

Too much baggage.   ;D
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: ccr on February 29, 2008, 02:34:14 PM
no no no, you guys are thinkin small potatoes, this is what ya need   ;)  :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink:


(http://www.cvoharley.com/smf/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=11707.0;attach=24535;image)
Oh my, I have to keep to smaller capacities on my person.  Cause I gotta get up and get rid of some before getting more, that way I can tell if I've had too much.  Can't get up - had too much.   ;)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: SPIDERMAN on February 29, 2008, 03:31:49 PM
A couple more hours of the grind and it's off to O'Harley's for me and Bubba_T. His missus is in town (thank God, he was getting kinda weird LOL)  and a friend of hers as well. Ole Bubba's in his glory with two women fawning over him. Me I'll just sit back and enjoy the show. Gonna have a Steak and Shrimp BBQ at Chateau B B tomorrow night. Ms Bubba (shhh don't tell, but they ain't married) wants to jump in my jacuzzi with her girlfriend,kick back and enjoy that good SoCal life we brag about all the time. Beagle and Snoozie should be joining us so it sounds like a party. The fridge is stocked with Modelo's, Sam Admas in 3 varieties, some Guiness, some Miller Chill, some Coors light a few odds and ends I can't remember from last weeks party and of course the fixins for my favorite purple martini's. Who knows maybe that jacuzzi action will be worth a look too.   :oops: Mrs B B doesn't share very well   :P

B B
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: ccr on February 29, 2008, 03:51:25 PM
A couple more hours of the grind and it's off to O'Harley's for me and Bubba_T. His missus is in town (thank God, he was getting kinda weird LOL)  and a friend of hers as well. Ole Bubba's in his glory with two women fawning over him. Me I'll just sit back and enjoy the show. Gonna have a Steak and Shrimp BBQ at Chateau B B tomorrow night. Ms Bubba (shhh don't tell, but they ain't married) wants to jump in my jacuzzi with her girlfriend,kick back and enjoy that good SoCal life we brag about all the time. Beagle and Snoozie should be joining us so it sounds like a party. The fridge is stocked with Modelo's, Sam Admas in 3 varieties, some Guiness, some Miller Chill, some Coors light a few odds and ends I can't remember from last weeks party and of course the fixins for my favorite purple martini's. Who knows maybe that jacuzzi action will be worth a look too.   :oops: Mrs B B doesn't share very well   :P

B B
Sounds like you have a great weekend planned - enjoy. 
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: FNGw/08SERK on February 29, 2008, 04:15:29 PM
A couple more hours of the grind and it's off to O'Harley's for me and Bubba_T. His missus is in town (thank God, he was getting kinda weird LOL)  and a friend of hers as well. Ole Bubba's in his glory with two women fawning over him. Me I'll just sit back and enjoy the show. Gonna have a Steak and Shrimp BBQ at Chateau B B tomorrow night. Ms Bubba (shhh don't tell, but they ain't married) wants to jump in my jacuzzi with her girlfriend,kick back and enjoy that good SoCal life we brag about all the time. Beagle and Snoozie should be joining us so it sounds like a party. The fridge is stocked with Modelo's, Sam Admas in 3 varieties, some Guiness, some Miller Chill, some Coors light a few odds and ends I can't remember from last weeks party and of course the fixins for my favorite purple martini's. Who knows maybe that jacuzzi action will be worth a look too.   :oops: Mrs B B doesn't share very well   :P

B B
You knew somebody had to do this
 :worthless:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on February 29, 2008, 05:38:11 PM
I think i've found a new favorite.........as described earlier.

Will be buying this one for sure.  Name seems appropriate - takes balls to name it that.

(http://www.cvoharley.com/smf/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=12408.0;attach=57140)



BB - You're having a helluva party with great beer & live entertainment - pics in this thread are usual & customary. 




Wish I was on the way to Daytona but its banquet time tomorrow night with  :drink: :drink: :drink:



Dazed & Infused is great beer if ya like hops & I like hops!  Beer thirty came a little early today.  :drink:

Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Midnight Rider on February 29, 2008, 11:08:56 PM
Two Margahooties, Negra Modelo, two black and tans....I'm feeling fine.  B B wish we were out there in 'Dago with ya'll...I'm currently drinking a left over Heiny...but no hot tub, bro...
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on February 29, 2008, 11:58:36 PM
Will be buying this one for sure.  Name seems appropriate - takes balls to name it that.

(http://www.cvoharley.com/smf/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=12408.0;attach=57140)

BB - You're having a helluva party with great beer & live entertainment - pics in this thread are usual & customary. 

Wish I was on the way to Daytona but its banquet time tomorrow night with  :drink: :drink: :drink:

Dazed & Infused is great beer if ya like hops & I like hops!  Beer thirty came a little early today.  :drink:



take it as a warning, your fate, if you attempt to over indulge in this 11.1 % barley wine

yea man, love dat chit, local pub has it on tap, way way better than the bottled, you can smell the hops from across the bar when he pulls the handle  ::)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on March 01, 2008, 02:10:31 AM
take it as a warning, your fate, if you attempt to over indulge in this 11.1 % barley wine

yea man, love dat chit, local pub has it on tap, way way better than the bottled, you can smell the hops from across the bar when he pulls the handle  ::)

Margahooties are Sat. night this week.

A local pub sells the Blithering Idiot & from my experience with barleywines, they a;; can have that effect.  ;D

Would love to have hazed & Infused on tap.  Damn fine brew & so far everyone else agrees that tried it here.   :drink: :drink: :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: naitram on March 01, 2008, 08:02:37 PM
i got my score card back from the brew contest. scored a 30 not bad for my first entry, had some positve feedback from the judges
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: FNGw/08SERK on March 01, 2008, 08:06:20 PM
i got my score card back from the brew contest. scored a 30 not bad for my first entry, had some positve feedback from the judges
Any chance of an end of winter beer tasting at the naitram's??   :drink:   :nixweiss:   :bananarock:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: sadunbar on March 01, 2008, 08:11:45 PM
i got my score card back from the brew contest. scored a 30 not bad for my first entry, had some positve feedback from the judges

What is the scoring criteria, Neal?  What does a score of 30 mean?
   :nixweiss:
Scott
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: naitram on March 01, 2008, 08:26:45 PM
i need to make more naitram brewing is on empty  :'(
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: FNGw/08SERK on March 01, 2008, 08:37:37 PM
i need to make more naitram brewing is on empty  :'(
:bigcry: maybe an early spring fling  :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Jock on March 01, 2008, 08:52:45 PM
I enjoyed one of these in N.O. recently...

(http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:rHYzJE65DdndMM:http://www.sevenpack.net/wp-content/uploads/2006/08/AbitaPurpleHaze.jpg)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Fired00d on March 01, 2008, 08:58:16 PM
I enjoyed one of these in N.O. recently...

(http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:rHYzJE65DdndMM:http://www.sevenpack.net/wp-content/uploads/2006/08/AbitaPurpleHaze.jpg)
Wow that is a small picture at that size you'd have to drink 40 of them to get 16 ounces. :huepfenlol2:

Glad I could read the image description to find out it was a "Abita Purple Haze"..... hmm I think I've heard part of that name before. ;)

 :pumpkin:
Ride Safe,
Fired00d
 :fireman:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Jock on March 01, 2008, 09:21:15 PM
Wow that is a small picture at that size you'd have to drink 40 of them to get 16 ounces. :huepfenlol2:

Glad I could read the image description to find out it was a "Abita Purple Haze"..... hmm I think I've heard part of that name before. ;)

You are correct...had only one of those and went on to others...too many others...

Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on March 02, 2008, 08:49:54 AM
Abita makes good brews. Plan to visit their brewery on one of my trips to LA.

Jock, that bar looks familiar......?



(http://www.wingery.com/1/images/abita1.JPG)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: SPIDERMAN on March 02, 2008, 11:34:20 AM
i got my score card back from the brew contest. scored a 30 not bad for my first entry, had some positve feedback from the judges

Neal,
       I drink beer, I don't make it so you're talkin Venutian as far as I know. Please explain a bit if you don't mind.

B B
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: sadunbar on March 02, 2008, 11:35:57 AM
What is the scoring criteria, Neal?  What does a score of 30 mean?
   :nixweiss:
Scott

Neal?
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: naitram on March 02, 2008, 03:42:18 PM
max possible score is 50

ranges are:

 0-13: Problematic
14-20: Fair
21-29: Good
30-37: Very Good
38-44: Excellent
45-50: Outstanding

local supplier told me he's never seen over 40
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: naitram on March 02, 2008, 03:43:08 PM
naitram brewing is in production mode this very minute. posting while boiling hops  :2vrolijk_21:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: naitram on March 02, 2008, 04:27:12 PM
this is the category i entered my beer in

10B. American Amber Ale
Aroma: Low to moderate hop aroma from dry hopping or late kettle
additions of American hop varieties. A citrusy hop character is
common, but not required. Moderately low to moderately high
maltiness balances and sometimes masks the hop presentation, and
usually shows a moderate caramel character. Esters vary from moderate
to none. No diacetyl.

Appearance: Amber to coppery brown in color. Moderately large offwhite
head with good retention. Generally quite clear, although dryhopped
versions may be slightly hazy.

Flavor: Moderate to high hop flavor from American hop varieties,
which often but not always has a citrusy quality. Malt flavors are
moderate to strong, and usually show an initial malty sweetness
followed by a moderate caramel flavor (and sometimes other character
malts in lesser amounts). Malt and hop bitterness are usually balanced
and mutually supportive. Fruity esters can be moderate to none.
Caramel sweetness and hop flavor/bitterness can linger somewhat into
the medium to full finish. No diacetyl.

Mouthfeel: Medium to medium-full body. Carbonation moderate to
high. Overall smooth finish without astringency often associated with
high hopping rates. Stronger versions may have a slight alcohol
warmth.

Overall Impression: Like an American pale ale with more body, more
caramel richness, and a balance more towards malt than hops (although
hop rates can be significant).

History: Known simply as Red Ales in some regions, these beers were
popularized in the hop-loving Northern California and the Pacific
Northwest areas before spreading nationwide.

Comments: Can overlap in color with American pale ales. However,
American amber ales differ from American pale ales not only by being
usually darker in color, but also by having more caramel flavor, more
body, and usually being balanced more evenly between malt and
bitterness. Should not have a strong chocolate or roast character that
might suggest an American brown ale (although small amounts are
OK).

Ingredients: Pale ale malt, typically American two-row. Medium to
dark crystal malts. May also contain specialty grains which add
additional character and uniqueness. American hops, often with citrusy
flavors, are common but others may also be used. Water can vary in
sulfate and carbonate content.

Vital Statistics: OG: 1.045 – 1.060
IBUs: 25 – 40+ FG: 1.010 – 1.015
SRM: 10 – 17 ABV: 4.5 – 6%

Commercial Examples: Mendocino Red Tail Ale, North Coast Red
Seal Ale, St. Rogue Red Ale, Avery Redpoint Ale, Anderson Valley
Boont Amber Ale, Bell's Amber, Hoptown Paint the Town Red,
McNeill’s Firehouse Amber Ale
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: BalDeagle on March 02, 2008, 04:32:39 PM
Here's a great Belgian beer to try - Leffe Blonde - get it in the 500ml bottles if you can and serve it cold.

Yum - just having one as I post.





Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: sadunbar on March 02, 2008, 04:34:59 PM
max possible score is 50

ranges are:

 0-13: Problematic
14-20: Fair
21-29: Good
30-37: Very Good
38-44: Excellent
45-50: Outstanding

local supplier told me he's never seen over 40

A 30 is a great result!  Congratulations!   :2vrolijk_21:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: BalDeagle on March 02, 2008, 04:37:25 PM
Having partaken of the Naitram Red Ale I can heartily reccommend it. We drank it at Howies and it was all gone before anything else had hardly been started.

Good stuff Neal, you deserve your score of 30 - though I would have given you considerably more.

 :2vrolijk_21:

Nige
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: naitram on March 02, 2008, 04:49:52 PM
Having partaken of the Naitram Red Ale I can heartily reccommend it. We drank it at Howies and it was all gone before anything else had hardly been started.

Good stuff Neal, you deserve your score of 30 - though I would have given you considerably more.

 :2vrolijk_21:

Nige

thanks Nige
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: 110tHunDer on March 02, 2008, 05:13:35 PM
 
All of a sudden I feel like heading to Massachusetts. :nixweiss: :drink:

Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: naitram on March 02, 2008, 05:18:06 PM
will be ready to drink in 6 weeks
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: FLYNDYNA on March 03, 2008, 12:47:45 PM
O.k., so I just happened to read this on a Monday and I am all ready looking for Friday...c'mon Friday, wanting some Red Ale now. Neal, you are quite the fount of knowledge; thank you for the information on brewing. I might try my own hand at it here soon.

Flyndyna
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: naitram on March 03, 2008, 12:52:52 PM
next to EAGLE1 i dont know nothing
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Hugh Janis on March 03, 2008, 07:17:42 PM
O.k., so I just happened to read this on a Monday and I am all ready looking for Friday...c'mon Friday, wanting some Red Ale now. Neal, you are quite the fount of knowledge; thank you for the information on brewing. I might try my own hand at it here soon.

Flyndyna

If you have ANY interest in home brewing and not sure how to get started go to the public library and get "The New Complete Joy of Home Brewing" by Charlie Papazian.  It's considered the home brewers bible.  You'll know your level of interest after reading it.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: naitram on March 03, 2008, 07:37:00 PM
i though consumption was all the research that was required  :nervous:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Fired00d on March 03, 2008, 07:40:32 PM
i though consumption was all the research that was required  :nervous:
That must make me an expert. :drink: :huepfenlol2:

 :pumpkin:
Ride Safe,
Fired00d
 :fireman:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Talon on March 04, 2008, 08:48:27 AM
i though consumption was all the research that was required  :nervous:

Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Hugh Janis on March 04, 2008, 09:38:57 AM
I've heard from several posters here about Blithering Idiot from Weyerbacher and checked on line at my local Beer Emporium and, sadly, they don't have it.  They do, however, have an oak cask aged version of it called Insanity.  They also have the Quad which is at the top of my list.  Not only is Friday Beer day but it's Pay Day for me as well.  Woo Hoo!
http://www.weyerbacher.com/cwo.php?id=7&page_id=23 ;D
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: FLYNDYNA on March 05, 2008, 07:32:28 AM
Insanity, now THAT is a beer I have to try! Thanks for the tip on the brewing reading...going to the library tomorrow!
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Talon on March 05, 2008, 08:35:20 AM
Insanity, now THAT is a beer I have to try! Thanks for the tip on the brewing reading...going to the library tomorrow!

Yep, one of the best books for those wanting to start homebrewing. He gives you plenty of good information without going to far for new brewers. I worked a booth for the American Homebrew Association, AHA, one year at the Great American Brewfest in Denver, a nice down to earth guy. Now Michael Jackson, a brewing expert, not the one from the Jackson 5 ;D, now there's a weird bird, I think he's drunk all the time.  :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: BalDeagle on March 05, 2008, 01:32:23 PM
Don't know if this has been on before, but it made me smile.  ;D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATBl4qH9I54

Nige
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: FLYNDYNA on March 05, 2008, 02:41:12 PM
gettin close to beer thirty...sure am parched!  :drink: :drink: :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: tompen on March 05, 2008, 04:56:31 PM
Oh YEA. Thats what I'm talkin about.  :drink: :drink: :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: miker on March 05, 2008, 06:07:44 PM
I am going to finish the last of 4 I brought in the door before posting the Eustis 08 thread (go check it out)...
Sam Adams Hallertau Imperial Pilsner...crikey, I'm thirsty just typing it...

They are ummmmmm......just o.k. 
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Hugh Janis on March 05, 2008, 06:53:40 PM
I am going to finish the last of 4 I brought in the door before posting the Eustis 08 thread (go check it out)...
Sam Adams Hallertau Imperial Pilsner...crikey, I'm thirsty just typing it...

They are ummmmmm......just o.k. 

I'd never heard of that before yesterday and bought a 4 pack when I was looking for Hazed and Infused and Blithering Idiot.  I had two last night and they are AWESOME!  Thank goodness breweries are taking more risks with the hops.  I'm a believer.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Jock on March 05, 2008, 08:33:42 PM
Abita makes good brews. Plan to visit their brewery on one of my trips to LA.

Jock, that bar looks familiar......?



(http://www.wingery.com/1/images/abita1.JPG)

Near the market...got some other pics I will attempt to post...can not recall name but it may be in the pics...
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Jock on March 05, 2008, 08:35:36 PM
naitram brewing is in production mode this very minute. posting while boiling hops  :2vrolijk_21:

When can I expect to enjoy another batch?
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: naitram on March 05, 2008, 09:09:46 PM
ready in about 6 weeks
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on March 05, 2008, 09:38:37 PM
I am going to finish the last of 4 I brought in the door before posting the Eustis 08 thread (go check it out)...
Sam Adams Hallertau Imperial Pilsner...crikey, I'm thirsty just typing it...

They are ummmmmm......just o.k. 

It's hard to compliment this beer as it only bears the hops of a pilsner but very little of the style of pilsner. This beer belongs in the DIPA. Obviously the Imperial Pilsner is a quasi style that doesn't really have a firm definition, but this beer tastes very little like a pilsner. There is minimal to no maltiness and the flavor profile is simply overwhelmed by hops, granted it's Hallertauer. I enjoy the flavor as it is unique, but it really isn't a pilsner in my book. Kind of grassy hops flavor with a gritty mouthfeel and an intense tree bark/chewed up aspirin tablet like bitterness. Too medicinal of a bitterness to be truly pleasant for me, this beer needed more malt balance in my book,  and unfortunately at $10 a 4pk this beer really lacked the balance it needed to make it smooth, drinkable and worthy of another sawbuck out of my cheap a$$.  :smilie_daumenneg:

Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: miker on March 06, 2008, 07:26:13 AM
It's hard to compliment this beer as it only bears the hops of a pilsner but very little of the style of pilsner. This beer belongs in the DIPA. Obviously the Imperial Pilsner is a quasi style that doesn't really have a firm definition, but this beer tastes very little like a pilsner. There is minimal to no maltiness and the flavor profile is simply overwhelmed by hops, granted it's Hallertauer. I enjoy the flavor as it is unique, but it really isn't a pilsner in my book. Kind of grassy hops flavor with a gritty mouthfeel and an intense tree bark/chewed up aspirin tablet like bitterness. Too medicinal of a bitterness to be truly pleasant for me, this beer needed more malt balance in my book,  and unfortunately at $10 a 4pk this beer really lacked the balance it needed to make it smooth, drinkable and worthy of another sawbuck out of my cheap a$$.  :smilie_daumenneg:




I agree...it looked good going into the glass but was hollow on the delivery, I only paid 8.50...Live and learn.
I like a few of the sam products not many. 

I really enjoyed the Bells amber but they didn't have it this time...gas stations...We'll see what comes up this weekend, I can always fall back to the Sierra Nevada or sit around my "office" a swill some Guniess "surger" cans, have you seen that thing, it is cool.
'
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on March 06, 2008, 08:55:12 AM
Reading about beer & came across thks:

Common Lager Styles


Pilsner
Pilsner is named after its town of origin in the Czech Republic. This is the classic lager style that is the most imitated in the beer-producing world. When people talk of lager, they’re usually talking of a derivative of this Bohemian style. Pilsner Urquell, translating as original pilsner, was the first of its style in 1842 and should be considered as the benchmark. It’s a light-colored crisp thirst-quenching lager, well-balanced, but noted for its hoppy finish.

Germany makes very good pilsners, with decent versions also available in other Northern European countries.
Classic examples: Pilsner Urquell, Bitburger, Budweiser Budvar, North Coast Scrimshaw Pilsner, Bohemia.
Further Reading: ”Pilsners are a Beer Style for the World” by mrkstvns
http://andaryl.epinions.com/content_1601347716

American Lager
85% of beer sold in North America is American lager, a style loosely based on pilsner. It is the mass consumed style of most countries outside of Europe.

This classification refers to a very pale, lightly hopped, light-bodied and usually over sweetened lager. It is usually brewed with added adjuncts, which speed up the brewing procedure, make for cheaper manufacturing and compromise much in terms of flavor. There are a few variations on this style such as light beer, dry beer, ice beer and malt liquor.

Not all American produced lagers should be considered bad. Samuel Adams brews an excellent lager, and many microbreweries are following suit. I also dropped the Mexican brewed Bohemia into the pilsner category.
Classic examples: You already know them, Bud, Corona, Molson, Dixie, Foster’s, Kirin
Further Reading:” Pilsners are a Beer Style for the World” by mrkstvns (read paragraph on American variations and frauds.)
http://andaryl.epinions.com/content_1601347716

Helles
Helles is a German word, which translates as light-colored, and is the most popular style in Germany. It’s basically a German rival to pilsner, golden, malt-accentuated, caramelly with a lighter hop and lower alcohol content.

Helles is a style not widely available outside of Germany, but can be found in a few brewpubs in the USA. Michael Jackson recommends Zip City, Goose Island, Mickey Finn’s and Hubsch Sudwerks. A classic German example is Augustiner.

Dortmunder Export
Dortmunder originates from, would you guess, Dortmund. It’s pale in color and has more taste and strength than a pilsner but less hops. It’s also fairly dry, firm, and low in carbonation. Beers resembling Dortmunder are also brewed elsewhere in Germany but simply called “Export”, while other Northern Europeans produce a version called “Dort”. I have fond memories of sharing several mini-kegs of DAB (Dortmunder Actien Brauerei) with my student roommates.
Classic Examples: DAB, Gordon Biersch, Sapporo Yebisu

Vienna, Marzen/Oktoberfest
Oktoberfest’s are brewed in March (Marz in German) and usually take on the style of a Vienna beer. Vienna beer is a reddish amber color, toasty, malty with a grainy aftertaste. It’s a style that became extinct but is the fundamental behind the more compromising ambers and reds that are becoming so popular in the USA. Oktoberfest is of course still extremely popular.
Classic examples: Samuel Adams, Spaten, Dos Equis, Gordon Biersch, Negra Modelo.
Further Reading: “From March, to October” by bryan_carey
http://andaryl.epinions.com/content_1595318404

Bock
Bock is a name that has drifted a little from its original title. The beer originated in Einbeck, Germany, and became ein beck, before the Bavarian accent turned this into ein Bock. The name Bock stuck, and irrelevantly translates as ‘goat’ in German. Now you’ll understand if you see a picture of a goat on a beer label.

The German’s who incidentally devised the beer purity law, also defined the style of Bock in law. As a result the beer must be at least 6.7% ABV, and either amber-brown or golden (and nothing in between) in color. They could be called the lager version of a stout, rich in flavor, strong, sweet and malty with a low hop bite. There are some poor imitations and I should note here that Michelob Amber Bock is not even close, bearing much closer resemblance to an Irish Ale.
Classic examples: Aass, Einbecker, Wynkoop, Rogue.
Further Reading: “Why is There a Goat on my Beer Label ?” by bryan_carey
http://andaryl.epinions.com/content_1489739908

Doppelbock
Doppel means double, but a Doppelbock is not a double strength Bock. According to German law they must have an ABV of at least 7%. Most Doppelbocks have the suffix -ator.
Classic examples: Optimator, Celebrator, Paulaner Salvator, Samuel Adams Triple Bock.
Further Reading: “Double Your Pleasure, Double Your Fun” by bryan_carey
http://andaryl.epinions.com/content_1599905924
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: FNGw/08SERK on March 06, 2008, 04:58:00 PM
Just received my first shipment from El Paso Chili Co. I would like to thank Terry for not only the heads up on their Margarita Mix which is unbelievably tasty but also for providing me with an excuse to start  :drink: Thursday vs Friday!!  :oops:  This is REALLY REALLY good stuff!  :2vrolijk_21: Thanks again!!

Howie
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Robmay on March 06, 2008, 07:57:06 PM
Just kegged my 3rd homebrewed batch and it was an Irish Red Ale.
(http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/1407/1000404uf7.jpg)

Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Robmay on March 06, 2008, 08:00:57 PM
I kegged it night before last and force carbed it just a tad. It was good last night and goody good tonight! My first homebrew was a Light ale that turned out fantastic, the second was an American Amber Ale which I kegged and bottled. This batch I kegged 3 full gallons and bottled the rest (about a gallon) from a five gallon batch.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Jock on March 06, 2008, 09:20:49 PM
ready in about 6 weeks

mmm...six weeks equals mid-April...check temps...mid 50's high...low 40's low...

too....

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because Jock is a...

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when it comes to riding in the really cold...

Looks like it will have to be in the summer...
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on March 06, 2008, 09:35:12 PM
Just kegged my 3rd homebrewed batch and it was an Irish Red Ale.
(http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/1407/1000404uf7.jpg)




Way to go Bro!  :2vrolijk_21:

Looks great man, nice Head  :P  :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Robmay on March 06, 2008, 09:47:56 PM
Thanks Eagle!! You know this is ALL your fault right? :P ;)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on March 06, 2008, 10:17:52 PM
Thanks Eagle!! You know this is ALL your fault right? :P ;)

yup, no prob bro, blame it all on me, especially when you have to justify spending more coin on better equipment to the boss  ;)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: SPIDERMAN on March 06, 2008, 10:30:13 PM
Thanks Eagle!! You know this is ALL your fault right? :P ;)


Hey dude, how are you ?   :)

Haven't seen you post in awhile.  :nixweiss:

Got a new avatar too.

Welcome back  :2vrolijk_21:

B B
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Robmay on March 06, 2008, 10:42:50 PM
yup, no prob bro, blame it all on me, especially when you have to justify spending more coin on better equipment to the boss  ;)
Yeah I just ordered another $32.... uh, some more things tonight..... ::).
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Robmay on March 06, 2008, 10:45:21 PM

Hey dude, how are you ?   :)

Haven't seen you post in awhile.  :nixweiss:

Got a new avatar too.

Welcome back  :2vrolijk_21:

B B

I've been brewing beer!!! Also, working to make sure I had the money to finish that FBI upgrade to the ole RG!!

In case you missed it...... http://www.cvoharley.com/smf/index.php?topic=17581.0
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: SnakePlisken on March 07, 2008, 01:24:37 AM
The best beer right now is a seasonal made by ' Flying Dog Brewery ' called Gonzo ale; named after Hunter S. Thompson. It is very dark and extremely delicious. Be careful though that sh*t is strong too!

- Jim
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Talon on March 07, 2008, 09:11:22 AM
The best beer right now is a seasonal made by ' Flying Dog Brewery ' called Gonzo ale; named after Hunter S. Thompson. It is very dark and extremely delicious. Be careful though that sh*t is strong too!

- Jim

Yea, these guys make some good bear, they're pretty crazy too. I forget the story, but they first opened the had a beer with a name and label that got it pulled from store shelves after some people complained about the labels! It might have been the Doggie style ale.

http://www.flyingdogales.com/beer-wild-dog.asp
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: naitram on March 07, 2008, 09:11:37 AM
for those in this thread that brew

http://www.samueladams.com/promotions/LongShot/Default.aspx
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Midnight Rider on March 07, 2008, 09:53:33 AM
Just received my first shipment from El Paso Chili Co. I would like to thank Terry for not only the heads up on their Margarita Mix which is unbelievably tasty but also for providing me with an excuse to start  :drink: Thursday vs Friday!!  :oops:  This is REALLY REALLY good stuff!  :2vrolijk_21: Thanks again!!

Howie

Howie...glad you are enjoying the El Paso mix  :2vrolijk_21: It's the best bottled mix I've found...kinda pricey, but made from real stuff, so worth it, IMO.  They have some excellent bean dips as well...different than most things you'll find on the shelves of the local grocery stores, and some interesting salsa.  Sometimes you can find their products at Williams and Sonoma (sp?) if you have one of their retail stores in a nearby mall.  The bean dips will make you fart like a pack mule though... ???
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on March 07, 2008, 10:25:27 AM
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Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Talon on March 07, 2008, 10:43:42 AM
 8)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Talon on March 07, 2008, 10:57:20 AM
Friday night drunk Ninja!  ???
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on March 07, 2008, 01:50:16 PM
nice shelf
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on March 07, 2008, 01:51:11 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on March 07, 2008, 01:52:13 PM
 :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on March 07, 2008, 01:53:29 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on March 07, 2008, 01:55:57 PM
 ;)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: RJ749 on March 07, 2008, 02:21:06 PM
Get out those beer googles, it's Friday and the drinking lamp is lit.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjS0S48arXA
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: RJ749 on March 07, 2008, 02:23:09 PM
She'd fit right in with this crowd, she likes Troeg's Pale Ale best:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2S2VUCdbhg0
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: miker on March 07, 2008, 02:23:38 PM
Woo! Woo!  What am I gonna pick up at the store....Hmmmm.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Talon on March 07, 2008, 02:27:06 PM
;)

I know it will get me in trouble, but I'm stealing this one, hope I'm still around on Monday! :P
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: FLYNDYNA on March 07, 2008, 02:27:46 PM
It's Friiiidayyyy!!!! pouring rain here, but I'll be grilling regardless-as long as I have beer, I can accomplish anything! Yay beer!! :drink: :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on March 07, 2008, 02:34:46 PM
(http://www.trueamericanpatriots.com/images/BF%20beer.jpg)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on March 07, 2008, 02:35:54 PM
(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/089804801X.01._SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: FNGw/08SERK on March 07, 2008, 02:36:31 PM
Howie...glad you are enjoying the El Paso mix  :2vrolijk_21: It's the best bottled mix I've found...kinda pricey, but made from real stuff, so worth it, IMO.  They have some excellent bean dips as well...different than most things you'll find on the shelves of the local grocery stores, and some interesting salsa.  Sometimes you can find their products at Williams and Sonoma (sp?) if you have one of their retail stores in a nearby mall.  The bean dips will make you fart like a pack mule though... ???
I've been experimenting with a home made version but haven't been able to get it quite right  :(  Not been a fan of bottled pre mix either - until now. IMHO this is the best mix I have ever tasted.  :drink: I would suggest this to anyone interested in a good quality mix. I also ordered and received a bottle of Cuban Black Bean Dip which I haven't gotten to yet. Thanks again.  :2vrolijk_21:   :drink:   :drink:  
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on March 07, 2008, 02:39:13 PM
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Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Talon on March 07, 2008, 03:11:49 PM
The Value of a  Drink
 



"Sometimes  when I reflect back on all the wine I drink
I feel  shame.   Then  I look into the glass and think
about the workers in the vineyards and  all of their hopes
and dreams If  I didn't drink this wine, they might be out
of work and their dreams  would be shattered. 
Then I sayto  myself, "It is better that I drink this wine and let their
dreams come  true than be selfish and worry about my liver."
~ Jack  Handy

WARNING! :  The consumption of alcohol may leave you wondering what the hell   
happened to your bra and panties.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   
"I  feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they
wake up in the  morning, that's as good as they're
going to feel all day. "
~Frank  Sinatra

WARNING:  The consumption of alcohol may create the illusion that you are  tougher, smarter, faster  and better looking than most people.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"When I read about the evils of drinking, I! gave up reading."
~  Henny Youngman

WARNING:  The consumption of alcohol may lead you to think people are laughing WITH  you.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"24 hours in a day, 24 beers in a case.  Coincidence?  I  think not."
~ Stephen Wright   

WARNING:  The consumption of alcohol may cause you to think you can  sing.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"When we drink, we get drunk. When we get drunk,
we fall asleep.  When we fall asleep, we commit no sin.
When we commit no sin, we go to  heaven. So, let's all
get drunk and go to heaven!"
~ Brian  O'Rourke

WARNING: The consumption of alcohol may cause  pregnancy.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   
"Beer  is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy."
~ Benjamin  Franklin

WARNING: The consumption of alcohol is a major factor in dancing  like a retard.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
" Without  question, the greatest invention in the
history of mankind is beer.  Oh, I grant you that the
wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel  does
not go nearly as well with pizza."
~ Dave Barry   

WARNING:  The consumption of alcohol may cause you to tell your friends over and  over again that you love them.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
To some ! it's a six-pack, to me it's a Support Group. Salvation in a  can!
~Dave  Howell

WARNING:  The consumption of alcohol may make you think you can logically converse  with members of the opposite sex without spitting.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
And saving the best for last, as explained by Cliff  Clavin,of  Cheers.
One afternoon at Cheers, Cliff Clavin was explaining the  BuffaloTheory to his buddy Norm.
Here's how it  went:

"Well ya see, Norm, it's like this... A herd of  buffalo can  only move as fast as the slowest buffalo. And when  the  herd is hunted, it is the slowest and weakest  ones at  the back that are killed first This natural selection  is good  for the herd as a whole, because the general speed and health of the whole  group keeps improving by the regular  killing of the weakest members. In much the same way, the human brain can  only operate as fast as the slowest brain cells. Excessive intake of  alcohol, as we know,  kills brain cells. But naturally, it attacks the slowest and weakest brain  cells first. In this way, regular consumption of beer eliminates the  weaker brain cells, making the brain a faster and more efficient machine.  That's why you always feel smarter after a few beers."   



 
May God Smile
on you today.    :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on March 07, 2008, 03:23:31 PM
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Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on March 07, 2008, 03:29:36 PM
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Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on March 07, 2008, 03:30:34 PM
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Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Midnight Rider on March 07, 2008, 05:36:47 PM
If you ever reach total enlightenment while drinking beer, I bet it makes beer shoot out your nose.
--Deep Thought, Jack Handy

A woman drove me to drink and I didn't even have the decency to thank her.
--W.C. Fields

Time is never wasted when you're wasted all the time.
--Catherine Zandonella

You're not drunk if you can lie on the floor without holding on.
--Dean Martin

Work is the curse of the drinking class.
--Oscar Wilde
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: FNGw/08SERK on March 07, 2008, 06:37:33 PM
Gonna round out Friday with a little of this http://www.ommegang.com/index.php?mcat=1&scat=2&yr=1 mighty tasty so far  :drink:  Happy  :2vrolijk_20: Friday everyone  :beerchug:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Rooster452 on March 07, 2008, 10:55:47 PM
Happy Friday Guys and Gals! Drink Up! :drink: :2vrolijk_21:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: BalDeagle on March 08, 2008, 05:35:51 AM
Had a happy friday night - was drinking Big Lamp Bitter from this fine establishment.

This is the Big Lamp Micro Brewery and bar in Newcastle upon Tyne. Great beers brewed and served on the establishment.

Yummmmm


Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: ccr on March 08, 2008, 06:26:51 AM
Had a happy friday night - was drinking Big Lamp Bitter from this fine establishment.

This is the Big Lamp Micro Brewery and bar in Newcastle upon Tyne. Great beers brewed and served on the establishment.

Yummmmm
Looks and sounds Great. 
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on March 08, 2008, 07:01:57 AM
Had a happy friday night - was drinking Big Lamp Bitter from this fine establishment.

This is the Big Lamp Micro Brewery and bar in Newcastle upon Tyne. Great beers brewed and served on the establishment.

Yummmmm




Nige - A bar I could be at home in!
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Hugh Janis on March 08, 2008, 08:36:39 AM
Had a happy friday night - was drinking Big Lamp Bitter from this fine establishment.

This is the Big Lamp Micro Brewery and bar in Newcastle upon Tyne. Great beers brewed and served on the establishment.

Yummmmm




Do they have bangers and mash also?
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on March 08, 2008, 02:57:29 PM
Do they have bangers and mash also?

??

(http://www.thecaleysampleroom.co.uk/images/bangers-mash.jpg)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Midnight Rider on March 08, 2008, 03:55:23 PM
??

(http://www.thecaleysampleroom.co.uk/images/bangers-mash.jpg)

I'm not even going to go there on what that food looks like...
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: miker on March 08, 2008, 03:59:51 PM
Its missing the steam...
Bad picture, awesomest pub gub...with Guiness gravy.
Scotch egg is my favorite
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on March 09, 2008, 11:02:24 AM
Used to work for an English company.  Recall going to an English pub here in the states for Bangers & Mash.

My kind of pub food, with a view:

(http://images.sporttruck.com/eventcoverage/havoc/0709st_05_z+highway_to_havoc+hooters_girls.jpg)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on March 09, 2008, 11:05:15 AM
Margahooties reminded me of:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61Nz8WpFu7L._AA280_.jpg)

with a cheeseburger, of course.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: BalDeagle on March 09, 2008, 05:25:00 PM
Do they have bangers and mash also?

They sure do George - Cumberland Sausage served with a thick onion gravy and mashed potatoes. Good, honest English pub grub.

 :2vrolijk_21:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on March 10, 2008, 10:12:27 AM
(http://www.onmilwaukee.com/images/articles/hangovercures_story1.jpg)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Talon on March 10, 2008, 10:19:41 AM
Just before!!
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: SPIDERMAN on March 10, 2008, 06:39:52 PM
I'm in trouble. The patio/party fridge has at least a sixer each of about 20 kinds of beer stocked, I'm on a two week sabatical (Dr's orders) in which the hardest thing I've got to do is get some steroids pumped into my lower 5 vertebrae. It don't look good for the beer in the fridge. Someone say grace !

B B
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Fired00d on March 10, 2008, 06:46:53 PM
I'm in trouble. The patio/party fridge has at least a sixer each of about 20 kinds of beer stocked, I'm on a two week sabatical (Dr's orders) in which the hardest thing I've got to do is get some steroids pumped into my lower 5 vertebrae. It don't look good for the beer in the fridge. Someone say grace !

B B
Sorry to hear your back is doing bad, but heh if that's what it takes to make you feel better go for it. :2vrolijk_21: Just don't run out of beer. ;D

 :pumpkin:
Ride Safe,
Fired00d
 :fireman:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Jock on March 10, 2008, 09:28:41 PM
(http://images.sporttruck.com/eventcoverage/havoc/0709st_05_z+highway_to_havoc+hooters_girls.jpg)

Screw the beer thread, where is the "hot" hooters babes thread!!!

(http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/36/36_2_2.gif)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Fired00d on March 10, 2008, 09:29:54 PM
(http://images.sporttruck.com/eventcoverage/havoc/0709st_05_z+highway_to_havoc+hooters_girls.jpg)

Screw the beer thread, where is the "hot" hooters babes thread!!!

(http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/36/36_2_2.gif)
Oh yea!!!

 :pumpkin:
Ride Safe,
Fired00d
 :fireman:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Jock on March 10, 2008, 09:44:28 PM
Oh yea!!!

 :pumpkin:
Ride Safe,
Fired00d
 :fireman:

If I am not mistaken 2Lane is the site expert on Hooters!

(http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:vfpd9eHpib-JWM:http://www.hepatitisblog.com/hooters_3.jpg)

Get us started would ya?

Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: SPIDERMAN on March 10, 2008, 11:14:13 PM
2litre pitcher of Gorden Biersch Maazen and a large platter of wings at the Hooters in Honolulu (Aloha Tower Marketplace) set me back $75 a couple years back. First, last and only time I'll ever go to a Hooters. I can go to Pure Platinum, have 20 pairs of naked hooters inches from my face for a few $1 tips and for $20 I can get a hooter massage. If I want beer and wings, I'll buy a 12 pack and a bucket of KFC. If I want boobies, I'll go to a strip club.


B B
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: CVOJOE on March 11, 2008, 01:27:34 AM
2litre pitcher of Gorden Biersch Maazen and a large platter of wings at the Hooters in Honolulu (Aloha Tower Marketplace) set me back $75 a couple years back. First, last and only time I'll ever go to a Hooters. I can go to Pure Platinum, have 20 pairs of naked hooters inches from my face for a few $1 tips and for $20 I can get a hooter massage. If I want beer and wings, I'll buy a 12 pack and a bucket of KFC. If I want boobies, I'll go to a strip club.

B B
:2vrolijk_21: :2vrolijk_21: Yip, have to agree with BB, Hooters is eyecandy only and their food menu is just lacking. Besides the whole pantyhose in short shorts thing is unappetizing.  :huepfenjump3: If you want adult entertainment, do the club scene and forget the BBQ wings.  :apple:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on March 11, 2008, 08:52:09 AM
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Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on March 11, 2008, 08:53:43 AM
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Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Talon on March 11, 2008, 08:58:29 AM
May a stiff breeze blow up your kilt this St. Patrick's day!
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on March 11, 2008, 09:06:59 AM
(http://www.efd74.com/imagesx/hooters1.jpg)

New Fire Dept.?
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on March 11, 2008, 09:09:58 AM
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Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on March 11, 2008, 09:14:30 AM
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Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on March 12, 2008, 11:48:29 PM
Tonight was an excellent night to be a beer drinker, if you like Czech beers.  My travels took me to the Czech community of West, Texas, home of Nemecek sausages (mmmmmm), the best kolaches Mmmmmmm), and Czech beers.

(http://www.realbeer.com/news/images/20010308-czechvar.jpg)

Otherwise known as Budvar, brewed in Budweis, Czechoslovakia since... well that's debatable, but a heckuva long time before Bud brewed Budweiser.  No comparison to Bud - real lager taste here.




My usual favorite:

(http://www.r4nt.com/images/v6/article/insidearticle_pic/248/pilsnerurquell.jpg)

Hard to find a better Pilsner - I never have. 

It's the simple pleasures of life, and a trip back close to home, that sometimes make for a very fun evening.

 :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: MUFFMAN on March 13, 2008, 08:39:42 AM
(http://www.drinkoftheweek.com/blogs/uploaded_images/StPat2006-796432.jpg)

I Luv St Patricks day.(Now)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on March 13, 2008, 09:47:13 AM
(http://ancillaryfactory.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2007/11/free-beer-sign.jpg)

And tomorrow's Friday!




Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: MUFFMAN on March 13, 2008, 10:09:15 AM
You buying?
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on March 13, 2008, 11:51:59 AM
You buying?

As long as it's free or I'm using other peoples money or their bar tab, sure!

(http://www.beeristheanswer.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2006/05/beer-before-bed.gif)

Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: MUFFMAN on March 13, 2008, 11:52:48 AM
As long as it's free or I'm using other peoples money or their bar tab, sure!

(http://www.beeristheanswer.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2006/05/beer-before-bed.gif)



Hey, thats my line.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on March 13, 2008, 11:56:39 AM
Hey, thats my line.

I knew I stole it somewhere....



One of the better Canadian organizations?
(http://www.canadianbeerdrinkersalliance.ca/images/blogo2.jpg)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: BalDeagle on March 13, 2008, 12:30:35 PM
Proof that Beer really does make you more attractive.

Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on March 13, 2008, 12:51:44 PM
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Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: miker on March 13, 2008, 12:56:11 PM
Acme Pale Ale today for me with a nice Perdomo Habano madure stogie starting around 3:30. It is close enough to Friday for me.  After all it is "Thirsty Thursday" and payday for some of us working slobs.

http://www.northcoastbrewing.com/beer-AcmePaleAle.htm   :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on March 13, 2008, 01:02:50 PM
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Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: MUFFMAN on March 13, 2008, 01:50:11 PM
Acme Pale Ale today for me with a nice Perdomo Habano madure stogie starting around 3:30. It is close enough to Friday for me.  After all it is "Thirsty Thursday" and payday for some of us working slobs.

http://www.northcoastbrewing.com/beer-AcmePaleAle.htm   :drink:


In Canada we call Thursday Thirstday & Friday dryday (as in dry out the mind from Thursday)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: miker on March 13, 2008, 01:58:11 PM

In Canada we call Thursday Thirstday & Friday dryday (as in dry out the mind from Thursday)

Not I sir!  I'll commence today and give my best shot til Sunday   :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: MUFFMAN on March 13, 2008, 02:36:40 PM
Not I sir!  I'll commence today and give my best shot til Sunday   :drink:

Go for it Miker!!! :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: NukeIT on March 13, 2008, 04:42:34 PM
You guys are right who wants to wait till friday for a honey blonde.

cheers
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Hugh Janis on March 13, 2008, 06:18:53 PM
I'll wait.  I'm leaving (driving) for Florida in the AM tomorrow and will pack a 6 of Blithering Idiot.  I just one or two when I check in to the motel in Emporium, VA will do nicely!
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Jock on March 13, 2008, 09:00:16 PM
2litre pitcher of Gorden Biersch Maazen and a large platter of wings at the Hooters in Honolulu (Aloha Tower Marketplace) set me back $75 a couple years back. First, last and only time I'll ever go to a Hooters. I can go to Pure Platinum, have 20 pairs of naked hooters inches from my face for a few $1 tips and for $20 I can get a hooter massage. If I want beer and wings, I'll buy a 12 pack and a bucket of KFC. If I want boobies, I'll go to a strip club.


B B

I got ya one better...A Hooters thread cost me NOTHING but time and as for the beer, if I want it, that is my problem...

 ;)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: naitram on March 13, 2008, 10:19:50 PM
just came back from gettin my Irish on with a couple of pints of guinness
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on March 14, 2008, 11:00:32 AM
The beer time chart:

(http://jrscience.wcp.muohio.edu/thumbs/beer.gif)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on March 14, 2008, 11:01:33 AM
(http://chogeyunited.files.wordpress.com/2007/05/beer_goggles3.jpg)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on March 14, 2008, 11:04:31 AM
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Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on March 14, 2008, 12:15:55 PM
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Today
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Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on March 14, 2008, 04:18:35 PM
 ;D ;D ;D

Beer thirty here!

(http://www.funnyfarmonline.org/base/pics/HolyGrAle.JPG)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Tros on March 14, 2008, 09:37:43 PM
Wow, the beer thread is up to page 73 :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: ccr on March 14, 2008, 09:51:54 PM
Gotta drive 35 +- miles to pick up my husband so no beer/alcohol while waiting for departure time.  But thanks a million guys for the St. Patty's day reminder.  Gotta pick up a corned beef, cabbage, carrots, baby red potatoes to cook up and a great mustard to go with.  That makes for quite a few days of left overs.  One night just warmed back up, then onto bubble & squeak, reuben and corned beef sandwiches, corned beef hash, corned beef and potato salad ......   Au yes, after all this, I don't want to see corned beef again for at least six months.  Won't stop me from buying the biggest one I can find. 
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Rooster452 on March 14, 2008, 10:44:02 PM
Save some for me!
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: RJ749 on March 15, 2008, 12:00:23 PM
Have a green beer on me boys..................Happy St Patty's Day

http://www.jibjab.com/sendables/view/jELkGLcZyBXzxYyHfh0V6Bxz
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Jock on March 15, 2008, 07:22:44 PM
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Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: miker on March 20, 2008, 04:10:18 PM
I know it is only Thursday but I am starting now...
Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout   9% abv, no wonder it only comes in 4 packs..   :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Air1 on March 20, 2008, 04:32:38 PM
I know it is only Thursday but I am starting now...
Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout   9% abv, no wonder it only comes in 4 packs..   :drink:

Like your stout "do you me boy"
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on March 21, 2008, 08:33:21 AM
No stout for me tonight.  Full moon is out,
(http://www.aiis.com.au/images/full_moon.jpg)

temps are in the 70's here, & we are riding down to the coast for some seafood

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&

(http://drezoi.files.wordpress.com/2007/03/dos-xx.jpg)


Happy Good Friday!


 :drink: :drink: :drink:




Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: FNGw/08SERK on March 21, 2008, 08:38:38 AM
temps are in the 70's here, & we are riding down to the coast for some seafood  

Thanks for sharing it's a whopping 22f here right now. Got an extra cot?  :nixweiss:  :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on March 21, 2008, 08:43:11 AM
temps are in the 70's here, & we are riding down to the coast for some seafood  

Thanks for sharing it's a whopping 22f here right now. Got an extra cot?  :nixweiss:  :drink:

We used to have a hammock, but either the squirrels ate it or it got rotten from all the Floriduh liquid sunshine & fell apart.  A spare bedroom is available, and no one has been eaten by an alligator in over a week negotiating the road to our abode.  :2vrolijk_21:

Sometimes I travel in winter to the frozen wasteland that conveniently fills the map north of the Mason-Dixon line.  Prefer to travel there in the summer, which in some places appears to be a 3 or 4 day weekend.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: miker on March 21, 2008, 08:53:49 AM
temps are in the 70's here, & we are riding down to the coast for some seafood  

Thanks for sharing it's a whopping 22f here right now. Got an extra cot?  :nixweiss:  :drink:

Come on down...We'll find you some place for you to sleep or we'll drink until you pass out and give you a pillow and blankie right where you fall.   ;)  Hope you like dogs...and cats...
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: FNGw/08SERK on March 21, 2008, 09:01:11 AM
Come on down...We'll find you some place for you to sleep or we'll drink until you pass out and give you a pillow and blankie right where you fall.   ;)  Hope you like dogs...and cats...
Thanks Mike sounds like you boyz know how to have a good time down there ;) Love dogs but Raquel (my wife) is allergic to the felines  :nixweiss: Guess we'll have to drink and pass out outside  :oops:   :huepfenlol2:   :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: miker on March 21, 2008, 09:06:16 AM
Thanks Mike sounds like you boyz know how to have a good time down there ;) Love dogs but Raquel (my wife) is allergic to the felines  :nixweiss: Guess we'll have to drink and pass out outside  :oops:   :huepfenlol2:   :drink:

I've slept on the patio before and I am sure I will again!  I do need some new loungers as the summer sun melts aluminium.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Hoist! on March 21, 2008, 09:53:17 AM
What else can we do? This oughta be interesting. Stupid, but interesting. Rolling Rock will make their first attempt tonight to advertise on the moon with laser beams from earth! :nixweiss:

Get plenty drunk tonight and look up. I'm sure ya'll will see it! ;D ;D ;D

http://www.break.com/rolling-rock-moonvertising/rolling-rock-moon-laserbeam.html

Hoist! 8)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: 110tHunDer on March 21, 2008, 09:58:09 AM
What else can we do? This oughta be interesting. Stupid, but interesting. Rolling Rock will make their first attempt tonight to advertise on the moon with laser beams from earth! :nixweiss:

Get plenty drunk tonight and look up. I'm sure ya'll will see it! ;D ;D ;D

http://www.break.com/rolling-rock-moonvertising/rolling-rock-moon-laserbeam.html

Hoist! 8)

My daughter got a telescope for her birthday a couple weeks ago, but it's going to be cloudy here tonight.  I can still get drunk, though! :nixweiss: :2vrolijk_21: :huepfenlol2: :drink:

Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Midnight Rider on March 21, 2008, 11:07:20 AM
We're heading up to Kentucky after lunch today...Ken called yesterday and was making a brewski run, so he should be fully stocked up for the weekend.  I'm bringing a few cigars, so I'm sure we'll get "lit" this evening.   :drink: :drink:

Can't beat a man who calls you up the day before your arrival and asks what kind of beer you prefer   :2vrolijk_21: :2vrolijk_21:  Sweet Cheri was in the background taking notes  ;)

Oh, by the way, it's going to be 73 degrees in Birmingham today... :P
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Hoist! on March 21, 2008, 11:09:57 AM
We're heading up to Kentucky after lunch today...Ken called yesterday and was making a brewski run, so he should be fully stocked up for the weekend.  I'm bringing a few cigars, so I'm sure we'll get "lit" this evening.   :drink: :drink:

Can't beat a man who calls you up the day before your arrival and asks what kind of beer you prefer   :2vrolijk_21: :2vrolijk_21:  Sweet Cheri was in the background taking notes  ;)

Oh, by the way, it's going to be 73 degrees in Birmingham today... :P

You and Suzanne have a safe trip and a great time over there. How can you not with the hospitality of those two. Say hi and throw one back for me! :drink:

Hoist! 8)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Fired00d on March 21, 2008, 11:45:50 AM
We're heading up to Kentucky after lunch today...Ken called yesterday and was making a brewski run, so he should be fully stocked up for the weekend.  I'm bringing a few cigars, so I'm sure we'll get "lit" this evening.   :drink: :drink:

Can't beat a man who calls you up the day before your arrival and asks what kind of beer you prefer   :2vrolijk_21: :2vrolijk_21:  Sweet Cheri was in the background taking notes  ;)

Oh, by the way, it's going to be 73 degrees in Birmingham today... :P
TC,
You suck!!! :P ;D Have a safe trip and good time visiting Ken and Cheri. :2vrolijk_21:

 :pumpkin:
Ride Safe,
Fired00d
 :fireman:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on March 21, 2008, 03:15:33 PM
Rolling Rock ads on the moon, who woulda thunk it, Howie?


Ya'll have a great time at Ken & Cheri's Terry.  Weather is 73 here now & 78 is expected for tomorrow & Sunday.


It's a great night to howl at the moon &  :drink: :drink: :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: FNGw/08SERK on March 21, 2008, 03:21:50 PM
Rolling Rock ads on the moon, who woulda thunk it, Howie?


Ya'll have a great time at Ken & Cheri's Terry.  Weather is 73 here now & 78 is expected for tomorrow & Sunday.


It's a great night to howl at the moon &  :drink: :drink: :drink:
Hey iski, be careful opening that package when it arrives!!!  :bananarock:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: HogBreath on March 21, 2008, 04:49:25 PM

Can't beat a man who calls you up the day before your arrival and asks what kind of beer you prefer   :2vrolijk_21: :2vrolijk_21:  Sweet Cheri was in the background taking notes  ;)


I'd do the same thing for the next man who delivers a SE HD to me.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: TheVgirl on March 21, 2008, 08:29:28 PM
It's Friday...BEER MAY NOT BE STRONG ENOUGH!!!

Thanks, d00d!  Spydglide, send me a PM, please!  I had a momentary lapse of reason.  Sorry!
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on March 22, 2008, 09:35:04 AM
Hey iski, be careful opening that package when it arrives!!!  :bananarock:

Tacos?   :nixweiss:

Beer?     :nixweiss:

Hmmmmmmmm.......

Sunscreen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  :pepper: :pepper: :pepper:


Boating today & my BSR will be on alligator patrol as usual.  Big full moon last night - got down into the 50's - nice crisp night for riding.  :2vrolijk_21:

 :drink: :drink: :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: DCFIREMANN on March 22, 2008, 12:09:50 PM
Well I was work yesterday for 24. Last night we ran our A$$ off, I must have missed something. And someone must have deleted the post that I missed. If it wasn't for all of the e mails and PM's I would have never known.

I guess it just goes to show you SOME PEOPLE SHOULD NOT DRINK!!!!!!!

And to think I could not even partake in Adult Alcoholic Beverages with everyone on here.

Thanks guys!

Be Safe

THE DAWG 
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Hoist! on March 22, 2008, 01:14:58 PM
I guess that Rolling Rock ad on the moon didn't work out very well for them. I checked a few times last night. Nothing. They were even advertising this event on TV here last week. Anyone see it? Frankly, I'm glad it didn't work out. Like we need to look up at the stars in the beautiful evening sky, and see G*^ damned commercials! :o

Hoist! 8)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: SPIDERMAN on March 22, 2008, 01:30:41 PM
Well I was work yesterday for 24. Last night we ran our A$$ off, I must have missed something. And someone must have deleted the post that I missed. If it wasn't for all of the e mails and PM's I would have never known.
I guess it just goes to show you SOME PEOPLE SHOULD NOT DRINK!!!!!!!

And to think I could not even partake in Adult Alcoholic Beverages with everyone on here.

Thanks guys!

Be Safe

THE DAWG 

Damn

 What'd I miss ???????????????????

B B
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Talon on March 22, 2008, 01:50:54 PM
Well I was work yesterday for 24. Last night we ran our A$$ off, I must have missed something. And someone must have deleted the post that I missed. If it wasn't for all of the e mails and PM's I would have never known.

I guess it just goes to show you SOME PEOPLE SHOULD NOT DRINK!!!!!!!

And to think I could not even partake in Adult Alcoholic Beverages with everyone on here.

Thanks guys!

Be Safe

THE DAWG 

When we drink, we get drunk. When we get drunk, we fall asleep. When we fall asleep, we commit no sin. When we commit no sin, we go to Heaven. So, let's all get drunk and go to heaven.  :2vrolijk_21:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on March 23, 2008, 09:44:54 AM
I guess that Rolling Rock ad on the moon didn't work out very well for them. I checked a few times last night. Nothing. They were even advertising this event on TV here last week. Anyone see it? Frankly, I'm glad it didn't work out. Like we need to look up at the stars in the beautiful evening sky, and see G*^ damned commercials! :o

Hoist! 8)

Howie - I watched the moon rise - never saw a thing.  Wasn't really looking for the ad, but remembered it on the ride home.  Bet it was some kind of publicity stunt.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: spydglide on March 23, 2008, 09:53:51 AM
Howie - I watched the moon rise - never saw a thing.  Wasn't really looking for the ad, but remembered it on the ride home.  Bet it was some kind of publicity stunt.
Good bet, Iski.  Drink enough Rollin'Rock and you'll see the ad.  har!  :huepfenlol2: spyder
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on March 24, 2008, 09:58:52 AM
Good bet, Iski.  Drink enough Rollin'Rock and you'll see the ad.  har!  :huepfenlol2: spyder

Spyder - for some reason your post reminded me of a night I rolled down a hill in Nashville to the Waffle House to get an egg, since walking was not an option at the time.

My head now hurts from that memory.  Thanks a lot.   ;)

(http://www.enews.org/velma/Waffle%20House.jpg)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: PuttyNH on March 24, 2008, 10:08:11 AM
GUINNESS EXTRA STOUT
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on March 24, 2008, 01:31:58 PM
GUINNESS EXTRA STOUT

Only on tap & Only on nitro  :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Hugh Janis on March 24, 2008, 03:16:26 PM
Only on tap & Only on nitro  :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink:

They're picky about who they let put it on tap.  It has to have a gas mixing manifold to provide the correct ratio of CO2 and N2.  I hear they have reps going around doing secret QC checks.  I wish I had that job.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on March 24, 2008, 07:34:27 PM
They're picky about who they let put it on tap.  It has to have a gas mixing manifold to provide the correct ratio of CO2 and N2.  I hear they have reps going around doing secret QC checks.  I wish I had that job.

the only other thing more important is the pour, I'm extremely picky about how my GUINNESS is served. It takes at least 3 pulls and some patience when pouring the perfect pint, the first pull fill to about half and let it sit for 5 min, second pull up to 3/4 full and let sit for 3-5 min more, third pull bring the head to a 1/4 inch above the rim, let set another 3 min and you have the perfect pint, the head will be so dense you can float a quarter on it. If I get a single pour from a bartender in a hurry I send it back and give him my instructions.

 :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: PuttyNH on March 24, 2008, 07:47:49 PM
I agree with all of it, but would add when I get my pint in chilled glass- I know it isn't authentic.  I prefer room temp.

And all of that said, I love this beer so much I would drink it if came in a dirty glass... :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: SPIDERMAN on March 24, 2008, 07:52:29 PM
the only other thing more important is the pour, I'm extremely picky about how my GUINNESS is served. It takes at least 3 pulls and some patience when pouring the perfect pint, the first pull fill to about half and let it sit for 5 min, second pull up to 3/4 full and let sit for 3-5 min more, third pull bring the head to a 1/4 inch above the rim, let set another 3 min and you have the perfect pint, the head will be so dense you can float a quarter on it. If I get a single pour from a bartender in a hurry I send it back and give him my instructions.

 :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink:

I read this post and thought my brother Beagle was online. EAGLE 1 if you ever get to meet Beags, you two can go off in search of the perfect GUINNESS pour. Unbelievable. Two of you on the same planet  :o  :P

B B
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Hugh Janis on March 24, 2008, 08:29:29 PM
I read this post and thought my brother Beagle was online. EAGLE 1 if you ever get to meet Beags, you two can go off in search of the perfect GUINNESS pour. Unbelievable. Two of you on the same planet  :o  :P

B B

I'm WAY too impatient to ever wait that long for the perfect pour.  But now that I know it exists and how, I'll be looking for it.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Air1 on March 24, 2008, 08:36:44 PM
That's why you order the 2nd beer when they finally bring you the 1st one.
So those no waiting for the other after the 1st one.  :drink: :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Rooster452 on March 24, 2008, 08:44:19 PM
That's why you order the 2nd beer when they finally bring you the 1st one.
So those no waiting for the other after the 1st one.  :drink: :drink:

Now there's logic in fluid motion!
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on March 24, 2008, 09:01:16 PM
Now there's logic in fluid motion!

Thats the problem Americans are so impatient, ordering the 2nd beer when they bring you the 1st one is exactly how its done!  :2vrolijk_21:  In Dublin, there are usually a dozen or so pints on the bar in different stages, and you better have the patience cause they don't take to kindly to impatient Americans  :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Air1 on March 24, 2008, 09:48:06 PM
Actually it started in Germany and Czeck Republic with the Pilsners they take 7 to 11 mintues to pour correctly.

It's a good thing we weren't too impatient otherwise Guinness would be called Doppelboct (german for double bock beer) today. :drink: :drink: 
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on March 25, 2008, 12:55:04 AM
Actually it started in Germany and Czeck Republic with the Pilsners they take 7 to 11 mintues to pour correctly.

It's a good thing we weren't too impatient otherwise Guinness would be called Doppelboct (german for double bock beer) today. :drink: :drink: 

Impossible, two different beers entirely, Dopplebock is a lager, comprised mostly of amber malts (Munich malt,
Vienna malt, Klages malt) mixed with a lightly kilned pilsener base malt, and cold fermented over several months to produce its rich smooth malty flavor profile. Stouts on the other hand are Ales, fermented at room temps and comprised of dark specialty malts (roasted barley, chocolate malt, black patent) mixed with a English 2 row base malt.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: ccr on March 25, 2008, 02:40:43 AM
Guys, I've been missing a lot of the threads lately, and even though it is not Friday and in fact, I am not even drinking, I have enjoyed catching up here.  I missed the moon ad, any you tube videos?
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on March 25, 2008, 08:45:30 AM
The things I learn about beer never cease to amaze me.  Waiting for the perfect Guinness pour....hmmmmm.  Suppose I should give that one a try.  A 10 minute pour in 3 stages.  A stopwatch or timing device is also needed or experienced barkeeps can do it from sight?

Guess I could have a beer while my Guinness is being poured (impatient American here) so the bar time spent would not be wasted.  :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Fired00d on March 25, 2008, 08:48:01 AM
The things I learn about beer never cease to amaze me.....
You got that right. :2vrolijk_21: All this time I thought I was drinking beer to flush my kidneys. :drink: :huepfenlol2:

 :pumpkin:
Ride Safe,
Fired00d
 :fireman:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: NukeIT on March 25, 2008, 08:53:15 AM
Watching Guinness cascade is like forplay, when it comes to drinking....

You complain about having to do it but without it you know that you can not have god's gift to man.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: miker on March 25, 2008, 09:02:12 AM
One of my "Offices" has the new Guiness Surger...It comes in a can (relax) and is poured in to a the correct glass.  It is then placed an the surge plate with a little water under the glass and surged ultrasonically...
A quarter floating head magically appears. 

It works quite well.

http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/gadgets/guinness-surger-160488.php
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: FNGw/08SERK on March 25, 2008, 09:56:52 AM
One of my "Offices" has the new Guiness Surger...It comes in a can (relax) and is poured in to a the correct glass.  It is then placed an the surge plate with a little water under the glass and surged ultrasonically...
A quarter floating head magically appears. 

It works quite well.

http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/gadgets/guinness-surger-160488.php
Thanks Mike I may have to look into that. Good alternative for those of us without a kegerator at home  :2vrolijk_21: :bananarock:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: miker on March 25, 2008, 09:58:28 AM
I haven't figured out how to do a black n tan yet, work in progress...  :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on March 25, 2008, 10:00:26 AM
You got that right. :2vrolijk_21: All this time I thought I was drinking beer to flush my kidneys. :drink: :huepfenlol2:

 :pumpkin:
Ride Safe,
Fired00d
 :fireman:

In the end, Guinness is also a kidney flusher.  No comment at that point on foamy heads or several 3 minute waits.  :huepfenlol2:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Air1 on March 25, 2008, 10:24:31 AM
Hey, Thats why they call Guinness Mothers milk, because of the nourishment and cleansing it provides.

By the way it was an Irishman in Cork who taught this impatient American (w/ some Irish blood) to order the second Guinness when the first Guinness arrived and he did the same thing.

Because this impatient American was buying.

Mike, sounds like some research needs to done on how to do a Black & Tan. I'm available to help. :drink:


   
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: NukeIT on March 25, 2008, 10:26:49 AM
I haven't figured out how to do a black n tan yet, work in progress...  :drink:

the easiest way is to use a cheater spoon
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: miker on March 25, 2008, 10:33:45 AM
Making a black n tan using the surger device is what I am having trouble with...
I can whip em up easy with bass and the Guiness can with the "widget" in it.

This stuff makes Guiness taste like water...9% abv.

http://www.northcoastbrewing.com/beer-rasputin.htm

 I love the Guiness though, I was raised on it, as both me dear parents were from the Ol Sod..
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Air1 on March 25, 2008, 10:39:32 AM
Making a black n tan using the surger device is what I am having trouble with...
I can whip em up easy with bass and the Guinness can with the "widget" in it.

This stuff makes Guinness taste like water...9% abv.

http://www.northcoastbrewing.com/beer-rasputin.htm

 I love the Guinness though, I was raised on it, as both me dear parents were from the Ol Sod..


Where do you get Rasputin Imperial Stout in South Florida?
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: naitram on March 25, 2008, 11:22:20 AM
not guinness related but, bottled my latest batch of amber last night. willbe submitting this to the longshot brew contest
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: miker on March 25, 2008, 11:36:32 AM
Where do you get Rasputin Imperial Stout in South Florida?

Try Crown Liquors, they have several NCB brews....The Acme pale ale is awesome...
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: miker on March 25, 2008, 11:40:37 AM
not guinness related but, bottled my latest batch of amber last night. willbe submitting this to the longshot brew contest

Best of luck Neal, I'd like to sample it in person but...

Sorry to hear about your pooch passing on too.
Title: table-top taps
Post by: EAGLE1 on March 25, 2008, 10:17:32 PM
Self Serve isn't just at the gas pumps anymore, now you can pour your own Perfect Pint  :2vrolijk_21:



 :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Jock on March 25, 2008, 10:32:21 PM
Best of luck Neal, I'd like to sample it in person but...

Sorry to hear about your pooch passing on too.

No intent to steal the thread but it is the first I have read of the passing.

They are always a member of the family...GOD speed.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: naitram on March 26, 2008, 11:36:40 AM
we can keep it on track, this submisson to the contest will go in under "Gretchen's amber ale" since it was bottled on her last day with us
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: miker on March 26, 2008, 11:54:30 AM
 :2vrolijk_21:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: spydglide on March 26, 2008, 12:29:06 PM
we can keep it on track, this submisson to the contest will go in under "Gretchen's amber ale" since it was bottled on her last day with us
Neil, so sorry about your loss of Gretchen.......our pets are truly members of the family and it hurts when they leave.  spyder
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: FLYNDYNA on March 26, 2008, 01:23:45 PM
Neil,

 Sorry to hear about Gretchen, it really is sad to loose a pet! naming the Amber Ale after her is a perfect tribute.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on March 26, 2008, 07:26:21 PM
Very appropriate to name that beer after Gretchen.

Most my dogs have loved beer.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on March 28, 2008, 09:37:29 AM
Foster's ad:

(http://adsoftheworld.com/files/images/fosters_chilled.preview.jpg)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: BalDeagle on March 28, 2008, 12:34:20 PM
Real sorry to hear about Gretchen Neal - It's always really hard to lose a loved pet.

Nige
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Sandtown on March 29, 2008, 09:36:34 AM
Is there a Saturday Beer Thread too?
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: naitram on March 29, 2008, 10:09:16 AM
its alwyas friday here  :2vrolijk_21:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on March 29, 2008, 11:09:04 AM
its alwyas Beer Friday here  :2vrolijk_21:

Yea it is, especillay when the tappers are just an arms reach away  ;)  :drink: :drink: :drink:

(http://home.insightbb.com/~screamneagle1/im0000124.jpg)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on March 29, 2008, 11:14:45 AM
I am more than jealous, Eagle1.


I never get anything good like this for Christmas:

(http://www.workman.com/is/pgrow/products/covers/0761145923.jpg)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on March 29, 2008, 11:15:38 AM
Another great view of a couple of beers:

(http://www.atomly.com/random/oktoberboobs.jpg)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Sandtown on March 29, 2008, 12:17:09 PM
Those are nice "beers" definetly not lite beers
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Fired00d on March 29, 2008, 04:40:20 PM
Another great view of a couple of beers:

(http://www.atomly.com/random/oktoberboobs.jpg)
You lied where are the beers? :P

 :pumpkin:
Ride Safe,
Fired00d
 :fireman:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Jock on March 29, 2008, 09:11:37 PM
(http://www.atomly.com/random/oktoberboobs.jpg)

Great Beer!
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Sandtown on March 30, 2008, 02:58:09 PM
Who cares about the beer? Don't you see those blondes?! 
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: sadunbar on March 30, 2008, 03:03:30 PM
Who cares about the beer? Don't you see those blondes?! 

Beer?  Blondes?  Didn't see either    :nixweiss:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on March 30, 2008, 09:17:37 PM
You lied where are the beers? :P

 :pumpkin:
Ride Safe,
Fired00d
 :fireman:

I have a picture of a duck somewhere but cannot post it - you wouldn't see it either.
 ;D



For fun, count the beers in this pic:

(http://pro.corbis.com/images/42-15201894.jpg?size=572&uid=%7BD96F52C8-4634-4715-8575-B19E2492B4F0%7D)




Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Hugh Janis on March 31, 2008, 09:12:34 AM
It's going to take me three beers to count that high.  I can't do scientific notation or integrals without at least a 6 pack to wake up the brain.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on March 31, 2008, 09:17:03 AM
The 2 middle beers in the back row are unfortunately strategically placed - most likely for important balancing maneuvers.   :2vrolijk_21:

Good luck on your counting goal, George!


I had enough beers Saturday, and then had enough more, just to make sure.  Then I had enough beers yet again.  So a little later, I had enough beers again just to be sure I had enough.  Seems like some days I can't get enough beers.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: BalDeagle on March 31, 2008, 03:44:15 PM
Roll out the barrel!!

Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Talon on March 31, 2008, 03:58:10 PM
Posted this one before, but can you have to much... beer! Yea that's it! ::)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: RJ749 on March 31, 2008, 06:55:49 PM
On MSN today........

New York Beer Trail
New York State Brewers were wondering how to get the news out about the fantastic oatmeal stouts, India pale ales and even bitters they were concocting in the bevy of breweries that had sprung up statewide. In 2006 they came up with a catchy slogan, "Think NY, Drink NY," and launched a Beer Trail, modeled on the ubiquitous wine trails that slither through many regions of the nation.

As the first state with a beer trail, New York points the way to a deliciously hoppy future, while at the same time honoring the state's rich brewing heritage, which dates back to the 1630s.  Nearly 60 breweries and brew pubs now dot the handsome landscape of the Empire State.

The Web site includes a brochure that will lead the thirsty on a state-wide romp, from the Syracuse Suds Factory to the Flying Bison Brewing Co. Sadly, this trail is far too long for most voyagers to cover in a single trip. Hit one of the clusters surrounding hops-loving cities like Buffalo, Syracuse or New York—and then plan to do it again next year.

http://www.thinknydrinkny.com/
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Hugh Janis on March 31, 2008, 07:34:53 PM
Thanks Rog!  I've already been to several of them and now I know about several more!  I'm saving this link.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Air1 on March 31, 2008, 08:25:05 PM
Roll out the barrel!!



After seeing all these beer Frauleins,  :P I really miss Germany. :huepfenjump3: :drink: ;)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: SPIDERMAN on March 31, 2008, 08:35:46 PM
Posted this one before, but can you have to much... beer! Yea that's it! ::)


Check out them Ta ta's  s'cuse me I mean Tatoo

B B
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Air1 on March 31, 2008, 08:42:23 PM
Wow, I didn't see that. I was distracked by two other items.
They look like there getting larger as she drinks and I'm not talking about tattoos either.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on March 31, 2008, 09:05:43 PM
anybody remember one of Zappa's old tunes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZVpOg8qHL0


(http://home.insightbb.com/~screamineagle/boobies.gif)  :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Hoist! on March 31, 2008, 09:11:05 PM
anybody remember one of Zappa's old tunes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZVpOg8qHL0 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZVpOg8qHL0)  :)

(http://home.insightbb.com/~screamineagle/boobies.gif)  :drink:

Very well man! Him and The Mothers played the Fillmore East a lot. Loved them with Flo & Eddie! (Just Another Band From LA). Gotta love Titties and Beer! Loved Hot Rats the best! :2vrolijk_21:

Hoist! 8)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: miker on March 31, 2008, 09:20:35 PM
Dinah moe hum...
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Jock on March 31, 2008, 09:23:22 PM
Who cares about the beer? Don't you see those blondes?! 

Now that you mention it...yes...

 :'(
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: RJ749 on March 31, 2008, 09:28:32 PM
Aguila Beer
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: RJ749 on March 31, 2008, 09:29:03 PM
.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: RJ749 on March 31, 2008, 09:29:50 PM
Always recycle boys..........................................
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: miker on March 31, 2008, 09:30:48 PM
Ahhhh, best thread goin...
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: RJ749 on March 31, 2008, 09:45:32 PM
Oktoberfest?
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Air1 on March 31, 2008, 09:54:48 PM
Because of digital photography and the internet we're able to share our beer and t___ experiences.
What a time we live in.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: BalDeagle on April 01, 2008, 06:05:27 AM
Anyone feeling thirsty ??

Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on April 01, 2008, 08:14:32 AM
What a great looking collection of ...... beers!

Eagle1 - thanks for that blast from the past.   :2vrolijk_21:

One of my all time favorite Zappa tunes is:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kf8TM4CIk5g&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kf8TM4CIk5g&feature=related)

Shame the guy is gone - a real musical genius as well as a helluva entertainer.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Capo on April 01, 2008, 08:54:23 AM
Always recycle boys..........................................

And these clearly double as Personal Flotation Devices- can you say r....rr..rr.r..r.r..r..bbb.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: RJ749 on April 01, 2008, 09:04:31 AM
BEER CAN CHICKEN 5 Star recipe and training video

Only one thing to change, when the video calls for "emptying half the beer can" it should say drink half the beer!  I'm sure it's a liability thing :huepfenlol2:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29woeAqug50
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on April 01, 2008, 09:36:43 AM
Haven't done a beer can chicken in a while.  Video made me wonder what's for lunch.



Chick beer:
(http://www.illustratortechniques.com/gallery/files/uploads/2281/full/exyoneymberose.jpg)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: miker on April 01, 2008, 09:38:53 AM
Gaaaaaaa!  :nervous:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on April 01, 2008, 09:40:54 AM
(http://www.grillingwithbeer.com/images/gwbcoverweb.jpg)
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Hugh Janis on April 01, 2008, 09:54:58 AM
Silly man, I've never grilled without beer.

OHHHH, you mean in the recipes!
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: NukeIT on April 01, 2008, 10:00:51 AM
(http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee243/grazzhopper_00/massenunfall.jpg)

OH SO WRONG!
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Hugh Janis on April 01, 2008, 10:01:39 AM
I didn't expect to be crying this morning........
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: NukeIT on April 01, 2008, 10:06:32 AM
I didn't expect to be crying this morning........

I do believe a day of mourning is in order
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Hugh Janis on April 01, 2008, 10:08:48 AM
WAIT WAIT!  There are a couple survivors amid the rubble!
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Hugh Janis on April 01, 2008, 10:09:53 AM
I've been trained in the delicate technique of bottle to mouth.  I'll dispatch myself post haste.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: NukeIT on April 01, 2008, 10:15:03 AM
I've been trained in the delicate technique of bottle to mouth.  I'll dispatch myself post haste.

while you take care of the surviors, I will handle their families and friends.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on April 01, 2008, 11:08:09 AM
Silly man, I've never grilled without beer.

OHHHH, you mean in the recipes!

Your BBQ has GOT to be great George.  A man with priorities like yours has gotta be great at grillin' & BBQin'.   :2vrolijk_21:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Hugh Janis on April 01, 2008, 11:14:14 AM
The best is firing up the smoker several hours before daylight.  The second cup of coffee gets a splash of bourbon and as the sun comes up I celebrate with a cold beer.  The world stands still when my smoker is going.  I'll have a cigar with a glass of bourbon in the afternoon.  I could never open a restaurant.  Have you ever seen a man at the grill of a BBQ joint with a beer?  he just looks nekkid without it.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on April 01, 2008, 11:20:47 AM
George - Excellent day no doubt!

Many years ago when I was still a semi-young whippersnapper a fellow who was very wise in the ways of beer told me this:



Mike, don't get the fire in your Weber going too fast.  Take your time.  Waiting on a fire to get hot for 3 beers is better than waiting 2 beers.  Just one of the more memorable moments of my beer education. At that point I was Michelobing to my heart's content.  Ahhhh....memories.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: FLYNDYNA on April 01, 2008, 12:49:25 PM
iski,

 Definitely words of grilling wisdom. I find if it takes 4-5 beers, that's o.k. too...nothing should be rushed when grilling. George-you draw quite an awesome mental picture of the perfect grilling day!
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: miker on April 01, 2008, 12:56:07 PM
Yup...
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Hugh Janis on April 01, 2008, 12:58:02 PM
note the HD welding gloves......
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: miker on April 01, 2008, 01:33:16 PM
I put some kingfish to the smoke this mornin, it'll be done whenst I get home around 4...I'll cool it off then make some fishdip and commence to swilling beer.  Thas my plan and I plan to stick to it by gum!   :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Talon on April 01, 2008, 01:48:03 PM
MMMmmm..! BBQ!  :2vrolijk_21:

Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Air1 on April 01, 2008, 02:56:14 PM
MMMmmm..! BBQ!  :2vrolijk_21:



Now thats the way to a mans heart, the smell of smoked meat ( ).
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Talon on April 01, 2008, 03:13:26 PM
Drinking And The English Language
Things that are difficult to say when you're drunk...
a) Innovative
b) Preliminary
c) Proliferation
d) Cinnamon



Things that are VERY difficult to say when you're drunk...

a) Specificity
b) British Constitution
c) Passive-aggressive disorder
d) Transubstantiate



Things that are ABSOLUTELY IMPOSSIBLE to say when you're drunk...

a) Thanks, but I don't want to sleep with you.
b) Nope, no more booze for me.
c) Sorry, but you're not really my type.
d) No kebab for me, thank you.
e) Good evening officer, isn't it lovely out tonight?
f) I'm not interested in fighting you.
g) Oh, I just couldn't - no one wants to hear me sing.
h) Thank you, but I won't make any attempt to dance, I have no co-ordination. I'd hate to look like a fool.
i) Where is the nearest toilet? I refuse to vomit in the street.
j) I must be going home now as I have work in the morning.


 :P
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: BalDeagle on April 01, 2008, 04:02:12 PM
Drinking And The English Language
Things that are difficult to say when you're drunk...
a) Innovative
b) Preliminary
c) Proliferation
d) Cinnamon



Things that are VERY difficult to say when you're drunk...

a) Specificity
b) British Constitution
c) Passive-aggressive disorder
d) Transubstantiate



Things that are ABSOLUTELY IMPOSSIBLE to say when you're drunk...

a) Thanks, but I don't want to sleep with you.
b) Nope, no more booze for me.
c) Sorry, but you're not really my type.
d) No kebab for me, thank you.
e) Good evening officer, isn't it lovely out tonight?
f) I'm not interested in fighting you.
g) Oh, I just couldn't - no one wants to hear me sing.
h) Thank you, but I won't make any attempt to dance, I have no co-ordination. I'd hate to look like a fool.
i) Where is the nearest toilet? I refuse to vomit in the street.
j) I must be going home now as I have work in the morning.


 :P

Eggseelllent..tharts verry observivient of yoo Tallonn.......Hick
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: BalDeagle on April 01, 2008, 04:11:34 PM
Mmmmm - great stir fry tonight and...............





Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Talon on April 01, 2008, 04:28:05 PM
Eggseelllent..tharts verry observivient of yoo Tallonn.......Hick

Nige, you all ready at the pub? Wireless connection?
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on April 02, 2008, 11:13:46 AM
Is it Friday yet?

Smoked fish dip.... mmmmmmmmm.   :2vrolijk_21:  Jealousy doesn't begin to describe it.




For some reason, when somebody offers to buy another, the word "no" never seems to pass my lips.





Yesterday made a wise investment. A case of Kona Fire Rock

(http://www.liquidsolutions.biz/product/images/kona-pale.gif)

Bargain price - $19.00.  Mmmmmmmmmmm....


Plan to visit the brewery in Kailua-Kona next year.

Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: FLYNDYNA on April 02, 2008, 01:37:55 PM
counting down...pass me a Kona... :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on April 02, 2008, 03:56:26 PM
counting down...pass me a Kona... :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink:

There are about 20 left  :drink: :drink:  so.... SURE!

Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: naitram on April 02, 2008, 06:42:04 PM
Sam Adams brewer shares hops with Iowa craft brewers and others

DES MOINES, Iowa—A shortage of a key ingredient in beer has shown that even business competitors can come together over a cold one now and then.

more stories like thisThat happened last week when the nation's largest craft brewery, Boston Beer Co., the maker of the Samuel Adams brand, agreed to share 20,000 pounds of its hops with craft brewers throughout the country, including two in Iowa.

An extended worldwide shortage of hops has left smaller brewers unable to buy the important perennial flower that adds some of the bitterness and aroma to beer.

About six weeks ago Boston Beer sent out notifications to small brewers that it wanted to help them by making available some of its hops at cost. The company said it received 352 requests totaling about 100,000 pounds.

"It shows how great the need is and I felt really bad," said Boston Beer Co. founder Jim Koch. "We even fudged it a little and went over the 20,000 pounds, but we just don't have the capability of filling this hole ourselves, but we were able to fill 20 percent of it."

Koch said the company looked at its supply of hops and decided to live up a long established culture among craft brewers.

"We view each other as colleagues not as competitors," he said.

Koch said the shortage became acute last year when the 2007 hops crop came in below average, the third bad season in a row for hops. In addition, increased beer consumption has increased demand for hops, he said.

The shortage has left the smallest craft brewers most vulnerable because they typically don't have the long-term contracts with growers.

"We looked at our hops inventories and we said we can take some risk," Koch said. "If the 2008 harvest is OK we'll still be covered."

The hops shortage was serious enough that some craft brewers were at the point of going out of business, said Paul Gatza, director of the Boulder, Colo.-based Brewers Association, a nonprofit trade group.

"To some degree it kept some people afloat that weren't able to get hops," he said.

He said the hops shortage will plague the industry for another year or more.

In random drawings, Boston Beer selected 108 brewers to receive the 20,000 pounds of hops it could spare.

Among the recipients were Worth Brewing Co. in Northwood and Front Street Brewery in Davenport. Both bought 88 pounds of hops.

Peter Ausenhus and his wife, Margaret Bishop, opened Worth Brewing Co. a year ago this month in Northwood, a town of about 2,000 people near the Iowa-Minnesota state line. The brewery is in an 1887 building in the town's central avenue historic district.

They make 40 to 50 gallons of beer a week in 10-gallon batches and sell it on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays in The Tap Room, a storefront room in the same building where the beer is made. Specialty beers and a variety of flavors, aromas, colors and textures are offered for sale.

Ausenhus said his 88 pounds of hops will last him a year. He'll pay Boston Beer's volume contracted cost, about $6 a pound, much cheaper than the $25 to $30 a pound he'd have to pay on the open market if he could get the German hops Boston Beer is providing.

more stories like this"It's a great savings, but more than the money, I was not able to get any imported hops this year. I had to reformulate all of my recipes. There's domestic hops but if you're making a German lager you'd prefer to use a German hop rather than an American-grown German variety because there are differences," he said.

Ausenhus said the hops sharing illustrates the camaraderie that exists among craft brewers large and small.

"It's a fairly friendly open industry," he said. "I don't know if maybe they just feel they're big enough they don't have to worry, but I think that there is a genuine interest and they know that a thriving craft brewing industry probably helps them too, and certainly it's just a generous gesture on their part as well."

Craft brewing is a growing segment of the beer industry. Its sales made up only 5.9 percent of the total beer market in retail sales in 2007, but the sector grew by about 12 percent in volume last year and 16 percent in dollars, according to the Brewers Association.

The 1,449 U.S. craft breweries last year sold $5.7 billion worth of beer, the association said. U.S. beer sales last year totaled about $97 billion.

Ausenhus said the craft beer growth is due to a growing interest in more flavorful foods and drinks in the country.

"They're appreciating the differences, the differences in cultures and processes," he said. "It's a growing sophistication and a dissatisfaction with the feeling that they're just kind of being marketed the same fizzy product from the factory beer makers."

Even in his small-town location, he said his business has exceeded his expectations. He serves locals and some regional beer enthusiasts who travel from nearby towns in Minnesota and Iowa.

Ausenhus, who claims to operate the smallest registered brewery in the country, said he was surprised that Koch called personally last week and spoke to his wife.

"He said he was reading our Web site and said he was glad to help us," Ausenhus said. "It was just the idea of the biggest craft brewer helping the smallest craft brewer and he just gave us a call."

Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on April 02, 2008, 07:13:48 PM
That story is heartwarming.  A large company extending help to a number of smaller companies when an item critical to their success - in this case imported hops - is in such a short supply there will not be enough to fulfill the need.   :2vrolijk_21:

I've been in the food biz for about a hundred years or so it seems & lately the trend, in general, has been toward more intense flavors, more color, and a more memorable "taste" experience(aroma/flavor) in certain beverages.  Beer & wines reflect that overall trend quite well if you look at what is being offered as commonplace now vs what was available generally a decade or more ago. 
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Hugh Janis on April 02, 2008, 09:04:12 PM
Yes, and I'm all for it.  I like to be able to get unusual ingredients from the store when cooking and trying new styles of beer.  I was one who was bored with the status quo.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: miker on April 02, 2008, 09:58:23 PM
Thanks for that post. 

On the side:

I ordered some Rogue Brewery...Dead Man, today..IPA, I'll let you know unless you already know, then please let me know.

Slainte   :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: miker on April 02, 2008, 10:00:21 PM
No, the Dead Man it is a pale, sorry...
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Hugh Janis on April 02, 2008, 10:02:14 PM
I dunno, let me know, and I'll let others know
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Hugh Janis on April 02, 2008, 10:03:47 PM
Naitram, you may have just increased my consumption of Sam Adams.......
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: naitram on April 02, 2008, 10:08:52 PM
Naitram, you may have just increased my consumption of Sam Adams.......

your welcome  :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Air1 on April 02, 2008, 10:09:37 PM
Yes, and I'm all for it.  I like to be able to get unusual ingredients from the store when cooking and trying new styles of beer.  I was one who was bored with the status quo.

Then check out Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern, that will break you out of status quo. :confused5:

http://www.travelchannel.com/TV_Shows/Bizarre_Foods

What this guy eats, I'd preffer to use DTD. :coolblue:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: miker on April 02, 2008, 10:14:27 PM
I dunno, let me know, and I'll let others know

I need to know even if you don't know....you know?
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: spydglide on April 02, 2008, 10:26:05 PM
I need to know even if you don't know....you know?
Hey Miker, that ole girl came with the heavy duty cold weather riding windshield apron.  har!  spyder
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: RJ749 on April 02, 2008, 10:51:52 PM
Anyone seen Lakemaid Beer mermaids?
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: RJ749 on April 02, 2008, 10:54:35 PM
How about a walleye.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Hugh Janis on April 02, 2008, 11:00:43 PM
You don't need to work at Walmart to know thems are keepers!
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: RJ749 on April 02, 2008, 11:01:02 PM
Here's a commercial for Lakemaid Beer.

http://lakemaidbeer.com/#tv
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: RJ749 on April 02, 2008, 11:07:16 PM
Miss Smallmouth
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: RJ749 on April 02, 2008, 11:19:52 PM
Caress and Release................
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Hugh Janis on April 02, 2008, 11:21:26 PM
I've gotta think the smallmouth is the more popular of the two.  I'm just saying.....
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: RJ749 on April 03, 2008, 01:28:49 AM
I've gotta think the smallmouth is the more popular of the two.  I'm just saying.....

I have always preferred the fight of a northern...................pike that is...............
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: RJ749 on April 03, 2008, 01:30:24 AM
But some guys just like trout fishing on the other hand...............
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: BalDeagle on April 03, 2008, 04:03:07 AM
Great ads - never seen or heard of that brand before. It mustn't be exported at all.

Nice story on the Sam Adams Brewery Neal. As you know I'm a great fan of Real Ales and Beers - looking forward to trying a few this summer.

Nige
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: FLYNDYNA on April 03, 2008, 06:55:47 AM
Neal,

 Thanks for sharing a fantastic American business story, beer will solve all the worlds problems! Instead of dropping bombs on the enemy, we should drop kegs (with parachutes of course). Who would want to war with someone as generous as that?

Flyndyna
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: miker on April 03, 2008, 07:22:11 AM
We'll see, smell, taste and then pair up with a cigar.  Then I'll know...

http://www.rogue.com/

Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Air1 on April 03, 2008, 11:26:47 AM
We'll see, smell, taste and then pair up with a cigar.  Then I'll know...

http://www.rogue.com/



Hey Mike,
Picked up Rasputin Imperial Stout, not too bad and like you said there's a reason it comes in a 4 pack.  :drink:
 :coolblue:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: miker on April 03, 2008, 11:37:01 AM
Hey Mike,
Picked up Rasputin Imperial Stout, not too bad and like you said there's a reason it comes in a 4 pack.  :drink:
 :coolblue:

Yeah man it is strong stuff...I do like thier Acme Pale Ale... alittle easier on the livah!
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Air1 on April 03, 2008, 12:01:57 PM
Yeah man it is strong stuff...I do like thier Acme Pale Ale... alittle easier on the livah!

Thats next on the list, by the way got it at Total Wines and more in Boca.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: miker on April 03, 2008, 05:59:58 PM
I started early, I found the dead man...
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: NukeIT on April 03, 2008, 07:32:01 PM
Neal,

 Thanks for sharing a fantastic American business story, beer will solve all the worlds problems! Instead of dropping bombs on the enemy, we should drop kegs (with parachutes of course). Who would want to war with someone as generous as that?

Flyndyna

It's that the problem thou they don't drink anythink that has ETOH in it?
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Hugh Janis on April 03, 2008, 09:10:44 PM
I got my bike today!  I put 50 miles on it and it's even better than I remember it from last November.  It was stored at a dealer and they did a new rear tire, "showroom detail" (it looks brand new) ,and IDS install.  It shifted better and was smoother over all.  My last stop was at the "beer store" where I selected a 6 of Saranac Imperial IPA and a 4 of Mojo Risin double IPA.  Life is REAL good and I feel whole again for the 1st time in 5 months!
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: spydglide on April 03, 2008, 09:19:58 PM
I got my bike today!  I put 50 miles on it and it's even better than I remember it from last November.  It was stored at a dealer and they did a new rear tire, "showroom detail" (it looks brand new) ,and IDS install.  It shifted better and was smoother over all.  My last stop was at the "beer store" where I selected a 6 of Saranac Imperial IPA and a 4 of Mojo Risin double IPA.  Life is REAL good and I feel whole again for the 1st time in 5 months!
That's great!  I just don't know how you guys up Nawth do it, Bless you hearts.   ;D har.  spyder
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Hugh Janis on April 03, 2008, 09:28:57 PM
That's great!  I just don't know how you guys up Nawth do it, Bless you hearts.   ;D har.  spyder

Snowmobiles and skiing in the winter.  This was my 1st winter with the CVO and I didn't like it even a little.  She needed me and I wasn't there for her.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: miker on April 03, 2008, 10:35:21 PM
I got my bike today!  I put 50 miles on it and it's even better than I remember it from last November.  It was stored at a dealer and they did a new rear tire, "showroom detail" (it looks brand new) ,and IDS install.  It shifted better and was smoother over all.  My last stop was at the "beer store" where I selected a 6 of Saranac Imperial IPA and a 4 of Mojo Risin double IPA.  Life is REAL good and I feel whole again for the 1st time in 5 months!

Hooo Rah....Ride well.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Robmay on April 03, 2008, 10:41:35 PM
I got my bike today!  I put 50 miles on it and it's even better than I remember it from last November.  It was stored at a dealer and they did a new rear tire, "showroom detail" (it looks brand new) ,and IDS install.  It shifted better and was smoother over all.  My last stop was at the "beer store" where I selected a 6 of Saranac Imperial IPA and a 4 of Mojo Risin double IPA.  Life is REAL good and I feel whole again for the 1st time in 5 months!

I am kegging/bottling an American IPA this weekend. Also will be brewing a couple of batches; Columbus IPA and not sure on the other one.... one of these:

From B3-

(1) Kit - Mike's American Amber Ale (Extract)   

(2) Kit - Best Bitter   

(3) Kit - Irish Red Ale   

(4) Kit - Columbus IPA

(5) Kit - Light Ale

From Williams -
(6) Kit - FATHER'S DAY ALE

From Northern -
(7) Kit - Bourbon Barrel Porter Extract w/ crushed grain


Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: iski on April 04, 2008, 09:54:18 AM
Damn fine brews to choose from, Rob.   :2vrolijk_21:



If my bike was stored for the winter, think I would have to go into hibernation.  That would drive me nuts.



Looks like a rainy weekend here in the Liquid Sunshine State.  A good excuse for me to drink some


Fire Rock & whine about not being able to ride get some work around the house done.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: FLYNDYNA on April 04, 2008, 12:27:37 PM
I concur, the Saranac is a great beer...got the sales person all excited when I ordered a keg of the IPA. He special delivered it to the local Total Wine the next day! congrats on the bike, excellent way to start spring!
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Hugh Janis on April 04, 2008, 02:23:35 PM
I am kegging/bottling an American IPA this weekend. Also will be brewing a couple of batches; Columbus IPA and not sure on the other one.... one of these:

From B3-

(1) Kit - Mike's American Amber Ale (Extract)   

(2) Kit - Best Bitter   

(3) Kit - Irish Red Ale   

(4) Kit - Columbus IPA

(5) Kit - Light Ale

From Williams -
(6) Kit - FATHER'S DAY ALE

From Northern -
(7) Kit - Bourbon Barrel Porter Extract w/ crushed grain

Rob, great choices, skip #5.  I'd do either the Best Bitter with a couple extra pounds of DME for additional malty sweetness to balance the hops (and the added benefit of percent or two boost in EtOH!) or the partial mash #7.  Mashes are fun and make the kitchen smell like a bakery.
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: miker on April 04, 2008, 07:25:07 PM
Que???

What happened to...chill,open,swill,pee...repeat as often as needed.

Only foolin...I scored 4 bottles of Dogfish Head 120 ipa today....drank one...it was good and chewy...

Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: DCFIREMANN on April 04, 2008, 08:53:27 PM
Well I guess this is a little off topic but tonight I HAVE NOT HAD A SINGLE BEER TONIGHT! But I sure have knocked the hell out of a 1/2 gallon of 12 year old GEORGE DICKEL!!!!

Damn it is going to suck in the morning!!!!!

Be Safe

THE DAWG
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: AXIL on April 04, 2008, 09:03:18 PM
well.....i had a beam or so.... :orange:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Robmay on April 04, 2008, 09:11:40 PM
Rob, great choices, skip #5.  I'd do either the Best Bitter with a couple extra pounds of DME for additional malty sweetness to balance the hops (and the added benefit of percent or two boost in EtOH!) or the partial mash #7.  Mashes are fun and make the kitchen smell like a bakery.

Funny you should mention that one. I changed my mind this afternoon and plan on brewing that one tomorrow!! Looks a tad more involved than my other kits i have brewed. :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: EAGLE1 on April 04, 2008, 09:31:02 PM
Beer Bottle Orchestra  :)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNmjzJh_Yvg
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Rooster452 on April 04, 2008, 10:59:10 PM
Well I guess this is a little off topic but tonight I HAVE NOT HAD A SINGLE BEER TONIGHT! But I sure have knocked the hell out of a 1/2 gallon of 12 year old GEORGE DICKEL!!!!

Damn it is going to suck in the morning!!!!!

Be Safe

THE DAWG

Now that brings back memories (at least what I can remember).... Not as bad as some peach shine I experimented with but ......
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Robmay on April 05, 2008, 08:18:29 AM
Well I guess this is a little off topic but tonight I HAVE NOT HAD A SINGLE BEER TONIGHT! But I sure have knocked the hell out of a 1/2 gallon of 12 year old GEORGE DICKEL!!!!

Damn it is going to suck in the morning!!!!!

Be Safe

THE DAWG

Alright DAWG.... it's the NEXT morning!!! Where ya at???  :P
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Rooster452 on April 05, 2008, 09:06:50 AM
Well I guess this is a little off topic but tonight I HAVE NOT HAD A SINGLE BEER TONIGHT! But I sure have knocked the hell out of a 1/2 gallon of 12 year old GEORGE DICKEL!!!!

Damn it is going to suck in the morning!!!!!

Be Safe

THE DAWG

And as we all have said it a time or two "Please God get me through this and I SWEAR I"LL NEVER DO IT AGAIN!"
(at least till next Friday) :drink:
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Capo on April 05, 2008, 11:38:32 AM
S-h-h---h-h! Not so loud :P
Title: Re: Friday Beer Thread
Post by: Talon on April 05, 2008, 07:07:40 PM