The Beer Thread

Discussion in 'The Green Room' started by Amaris, Oct 2, 2013.

  1. oldfella1962

    oldfella1962 light & lethal

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    It amazes me how how the pioneers of beer did all this scientific stuff when they didn't have the information base or technology of today. I doff my hat to them, and those Easter Island rock carving guys too.....STONE TOOLS!
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    No not really, if you mix hershey's syrup and beer, this is what you'd get. But who knows you may like it.
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    oldfella1962 light & lethal

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    They sell that banana bread beer at my local Publix - my son bought some once, I didn't care for it.
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    Can anyone identify the beer?

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    That's some Star Trek actor and his wife.
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    foil1212 Jose "Mom Fan" Alvarez Staff Member Moderator

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    it looks like the brooklyn beer logo.
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    gul Revolting Beer Drinker Administrator Formerly Important

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    Yep, definitely Brooklyn, most likely the pilsner:

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    And damn if Patrick Stuart's wife isn't sexy. Of course a babe in a tight fitting dress sucking down a beer is always going to spark dirty thoughts in me. Nothing sexier than that, except make a hottie on a bike.
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    oldfella1962 light & lethal

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    gul Revolting Beer Drinker Administrator Formerly Important

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    I was just talking to somebody about this over the past weekend. We were at a brewery, sampling their offerings, then getting growler fills. He said that if you like root beer, it is damn good. I'm a huge root beer fan, it's really one of the few sodas that I like (the others being Coke and Jarritos Mandarina). Anyway, I plan to pick some up at some point, will let you know what I think once I try it.
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    Based on the reviews, I would like to try one.
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    ed629 Morally Inept Banned

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    Tried this one today, pretty much on a whim. Was looking at the beer selection, and this one sort of stuck out.

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    It's pretty damn good, it has a nice citrus aroma with a lighter citrus taste a bit like pink grapefruit, the mid swallow taste has a strong but not overpowering hop taste. It finishes with a nice fruity aftertaste as well, almost like mango. Doesn't go down too heavy, the carbonation is well balanced as well. I had two of them and was feeling a pretty nice buzz, more than what I'd expect from two beers. Looked it up, it has a 7.25% ABV, a bit more than I expected from it.
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    Trial and error is what science is all about. Lotsa stuff got learnt back then but was misconstrued - knowing that moulds could be used for poultices but not why, for example.

    Hell, there's an early hangover cure from the Middle Ages that used senna (makes you shit out the toxins), mead (hair of the dog and energy in the honey), wormwood (stimulant in small doses) and various leafy greens (replace lost vitamins). All common sense now we know how drink affects the body, but the result of lots of "tried eating this crap after a bender and I felt better" experimentation back in the day. Luckily folk like Pliny were writing it down.
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    I recently tried a hard root beer from The Mission Brewing Co. Pretty good and not sweet like I thought it would be plus it was flavored with real sasperilla, vanilla, and birch.
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    Steigl Radler Grapefruit has been a recent addition to the beer aisles.

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    The Stiegl Radler Grapefruit is made with 100% natural ingredients and real fruit juice. A mixture of grapefruit, orange, and lemon juice gives the beverage a unique and aromatic freshness, as well its cloudy complexion. Mixing Stiegl’s signature Goldbräu lager with real fruit juice produces a refined bitterness, with a soft and pleasing fruity flavor. With only 180 calories per can and 2.0% ABV, the Stiegl Radler Grapefruit is an ideal drink for those looking for a light malt beverage. In fact, the German translation of “Radler” is “cyclist,” and the beer is often referred to as a “bicycle beer” because bicyclists prefer this style of beer as they bike the Alps.

    The canned version of the Stiegl Radler Grapefruit is now available in states across the US including Arkansas, Florida, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee, and Wisconsin through Louis Glunz Beer, Inc. distributors. With even more states projected to carry the cans this summer, be sure to ask for Stiegl Radler Grapefruit at your local retailer. For more information, visit www.glunzbeers.com.​

    It's low alcohol, light, refreshing - and expensive at about $10.00 for a four-pack of 16-ouncers.

    So I bought a 64-oz plastic bottle of Kroger 100% grapefruit juice, with no added sugar, for about $2.50, along with a 6-pack of 16-ounce Pabst Blue Ribbon for about $5.00. So I mixed some PBR with grapefruit juice at a 3:2 ratio, bringing the ABV from 4.7% to 2.8% (Radler is 2 percent). It was really good! It's a bit low in carbonation because the grapefruit juice isn't carbonated, but I'm sure that experimenting with different mixing ratios and starting beers will produce some interesting drinks,

    I can make ten 16-ounce glasses of it for $7.50 instead of paying $10.00 for four cans, so it costs a third as much to make your own, and each glass should give you 100% of your daily vitamin C.
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    gul Revolting Beer Drinker Administrator Formerly Important

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    I'm not a fan of this kind of thing, not at all. It's not beer IMO, though I am not a German beer law level of purist. Anyway, let's say this is a shandy of sorts. I will say that the only one I ever tried that tasted okay was grapefruit based, rather than lemon. So I guess there's that.
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    I don't know that I could stomach a shandy, but the grapefruit Radler was okay for something light when your golfing or studying. I later observed that the pH in my stomach was very low. Lager beer and vaginas have a pH of around 4.5, whereas grapefruit juice is about 3.
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    Do you drink Becks?

    Becks to pay out $20 million to Americans who thought it was brewed in Germany instead of St. Louis.

    U.S. drinkers of Beck's beer who thought the American-made brew they were buying was still a fancy, century-old German import can get cash payments under a $20million settlement approved Tuesday in a class-action lawsuit over deceptive packaging.

    People with proof they bought Beck's at retail outlets could get up to $50 per household. Those without receipts can qualify for $12 maximum.

    Claims may be filed through November 20 via a court-approved website www.becksbeersettlement.com.
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    Miller has come almost full circle.

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    Lite started in 1967, but Miller didn't pick it up from Meisterbrau until 1972.
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    WaPo story on the explosion of breweries

    It was a startling announcement: As of Dec. 1, 2015, the Brewers Association had counted 4,144 breweries in the United States, the most ever operating simultaneously in the history of the country. According to historians, the previous high-water mark of 4,131 was set in 1873.

    The new number includes giant Budweiser, artisan Dogfish Head and your neighborhood brewpub. Although beer industry observers have known this day was coming, the pace of growth was explosive: At the end of 2011, there were 2,033 breweries, or fewer than half as many as now. In 2005, there were only 1,447. And 25 years ago? The Brewers Association, a trade group for small and independent breweries, logged a mere 284 in 1990.

    Have we reached peak beer? Perhaps not. I estimate the 1873 US population at 42 million, so they still had 7.6 more breweries per capita back in 1873.
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  22. gul

    gul Revolting Beer Drinker Administrator Formerly Important

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    This is a valid observation. I love craft brewing, but some of the breweries push too far at differentiation, too far at creating something so unique, it can dance damn close to the line between beer and notbeer. What I enjoy is being able to sit down and try a few different takes on a style. Here's an IPA using Washington hops, here's another made with local hops. Both are clearly IPAs, but still distinct from each other. Oh, and here's our PB&J watermelon aged session lambic! Yeah, um, can you pour me another IPA?
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  23. foil1212

    foil1212 Jose "Mom Fan" Alvarez Staff Member Moderator

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    As a homebrewer, we go for traditional styles, with no weird garbage.

    This is partially due to the friend that I brew with loving historical brewing, but also, you ain't seeing me throw a ton of weird flavors into a beer.
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    gul Revolting Beer Drinker Administrator Formerly Important

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    I'm that way with my home brewing, too. In part, I just don't want to risk a batch with experimentation -- that's potentially five gallons of wasted beer! But also, I really just love the way a fresh and simple ale can taste.
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    foil1212 Jose "Mom Fan" Alvarez Staff Member Moderator

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    We're trying to make good beer and have a good time doing it. We're not trying to make a mocha-chocha deeeeeeluxe sugar filled stout. No gimmicks.
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    I once brewed a batch with grass seed (I think fescue) from Home Depot and it tasted great. The grains are of course smaller than barley but they sprouted and malted just fine. It was a lot closer to barely than wheat would be.
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    The first Natural light cans had Budweiser written on them , they WANTED you to know who brewed it. This was LONG before it became college swill.
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    Well It looks like I am back to drinking beer again. Like an old friend it called to me.. Thanks Trump. .. No really was drinking before he won. Well White Christmas is OK. Warm and fuzzy. :D