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Posted: 28 January 2014 06:59 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 61 ]
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You know how you know lager is more popular than ale? Because every sophisticated douche prefers an ale over a lager. Yes, douches watch films instead of movies and drink ales.

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Posted: 28 January 2014 09:49 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 62 ]
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I can think of a few German lagers I’ve tried that are OK:

http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/263/1324/

http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/39/131/


I’ll take stout over them any time, though.

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Posted: 31 January 2014 05:28 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 63 ]
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Methinks that it may become mandatory to be drinking a beer while writing in this thread.

So, I went and tried a Stella Artois Thursday, and as far as pale lagers go, it’s not bad at all. Definitely a go-to drink if I want that style, which is rare for me. I just prefer the stronger-tasting stuff. But, as far as pale lagers go, it’s one of the better ones.

In general, people drink pale lagers because they’re cheap. That is a definition of ‘best’ but not typically what we usually think of with the term. That’s like saying that Robin Thicke is the best musician in the world because his tune “Blurred Lines” was a top-seller last year.

Right now, I’m trying one I haven’t had before: Monkey King Saison Farmhouse Ale from New Holland Brewing. Fruity overtones, and lighter than I expected. Tastes more like a lager than an ale.

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Posted: 31 January 2014 05:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 64 ]
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DarronS - 20 January 2014 10:47 PM

Newcastle Brown.

However, I usually drink tequila because there is less glass to recycle. It’s all about being environmentally friendly.  wink

100 Años is great for the money. Gran Centenario is inexpensive and excellent.

Hey Darron… you think like me smile I love beer, but the amount of bottles gets scary. Red wine is cool. Reminds me of Bukowski anyway.

Peace, brother.

P.S. Eh, don’t think I drink too much here, OK?

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Posted: 31 January 2014 05:47 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 65 ]
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Theflyingsorcerer - 23 January 2014 02:48 PM

Beer; ah, well now.

When I lived in England, more than 40 years ago (!) I drank either Mackeson’s stout or Watney’s Cream Label stout; I don’t think either is exported. But when I went back for a visit a few years ago, Mackeson’s was still around in a few places but Cream Label (the best, of course) seemed to have vanished off the face of the Earth. A nice English ale is Old Speckled Hen, but I don’t think it’s available everywhere. It can occasionally be found in Canada, but in minutely small quantities. Nowadays we get Newcastle Brown also; good stuff, but expensive.

When I first came to Canada you could get either lager, lager or lager, and fairly mediocre stuff at best; Labatt’s Blue, Molson Canadian or something called Extra Old Stock; the tastes were indistinguishable. More recently, however, some small craft breweries in B.C. and Alberta have been producing some pretty good beers; Race Rocks Whale Tail Ale or Okanagan Springs Ales can be recommended. I live in Mexico part of the year, but most of the local beers I’ve tried are fairly mediocre imitations of American lager. The only ones I’d recommend are Negra Modelo, or, failing that, Bohemia Obscura.

I’m no wine expert ( despite living for most of the year in the Okanagan Valley, one of Canada’s prime wine producing areas), but a Shiraz red goes down nicely with a meal; although my favourite Shiraz is (whisper) Australian (!)

For the hard stuff, there are several nice single malt Scotches, although personally I prefer the Speysides such as Glenlivet or Aberlour to the Hebridean malts, which seem to me to be somewhat harsh and bitter. Aficionados of Laphroaig will no doubt want to lynch me for saying that. However, some Irish whiskeys such as Old Bushmills or Jamiesons are the equal of any single malt Scotch, in my opinion. I gave some to a Scottish friend who is, truth be told, something of a whisky snob, and he pronounced it excellent - “very smooth and mellow.” I’m not a fan of Tequila, but here in Mexico I’ve found an amazingly smooth white rum called Salamandras, 65 pesos (a little over $5) for a litre bottle - for some things, Mexico can’t be beaten.

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Hey Sorcerer, you’re like a walking encyclopedia.

How can I disagree with an Englishman on beer? My favorite pub used to be British. The best beer, bangers & mash, rugby on all day long (at first I thought it was soccer until they started hitting each other) and just simply cool. (They kicked me out later, having been a good customer for long, but when I started proposing that socialism is not all that bad of an idea, and given their main clientelle is Vietnam vets, I guess it was all about the business. Anyway.)

Shiraz is good wine. Pretty “thick”, but very nice. - When it comes to booze I like Bacardi Gold. Smooth, very drinkable. Not big of a whiskey person. I don’t like that barrel taste.

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Posted: 07 February 2014 08:23 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 66 ]
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I know it’s a cliché, but I’m a big fan of New Castle. That and my friends own a micro-brewery that makes some pretty good stuff.

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Posted: 07 February 2014 04:56 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 67 ]
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heineznx - 07 February 2014 08:23 AM

I know it’s a cliché, but I’m a big fan of New Castle. That and my friends own a micro-brewery that makes some pretty good stuff.

Hey Heineznx… New Castle’s good beer, no question. - Micro-breweries are cool. Always wanted to do my own beer but never got to it. Nothing better than some “free experimentation”. ... And by the way, this American trend of micro-brewing and creating home-made craft beers has by now even been noticed by the Germans. If you love beer, that means something wink

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Posted: 08 February 2014 09:50 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 68 ]
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Great Lakes makes some good brews, but watch the alcohol content it higher than most standard brews. (hic.)

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