Urban planning community

+ Reply to thread
Page 6 of 69 FirstFirst ... 5 6 7 16 ... LastLast
Results 126 to 150 of 1701

Thread: The NEVERENDING Beer Thread

  1. #126
    Cyburbian PlannerByDay's avatar
    Registered
    Jul 2002
    Location
    In the bike lane
    Posts
    1,827
    Quote Originally posted by GeogPlanner
    Get ready kids to put a lil' pep into your beer. B to the E is what all the cool kids are drinking.
    Anheuser-Busch said each can 6.6 percent alcohol by volume, 54 milligrams of caffeine and 203 calories.

    Mike was right Bells Java Stout Beer is very similar however the amount of caffine is not know, the amount of alcohol is much more 7.5%

  2. #127
    Cyburbian Plus
    Registered
    Jun 2003
    Location
    De Noc
    Posts
    17,714
    I know you guys would rather drink it than read about it;
    thought you might be interested in this book, found this in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Book review:

    Travels With Barley subtitled: A Journey Through Beer Culture in America.
    In Search of the Perfect Beer Joint (print headline)

    Qoute from the article:
    "But, oh, the high points. If Wells (author) fails to find the perfect beer joint, he finds some good contenders - say, the Casino in LaCrosse, Wis..."

    "Travels With Barley"
    By Ken Wells
    Published by Wall Street Journal Books, 304 pages, $24
    Oddball
    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
    From Kelly's Heroes (1970)


    Are you sure you're not hurt ?
    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
    From Electric Horseman (1979)

  3. #128
    Cyburbian biscuit's avatar
    Registered
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Paris of Appalachia
    Posts
    3,902
    I've never been a real beer connoisseur before but reading this thread, and hanging out with a few people who are has inspired me to have a go at it. So in my quest to become a better beer drinker I made my way to the local by-the-bottle shop (actually it's a Chicago style hot dog joint with a huge selection of national micro-brews, but that's beside the point) and brought home 12 beers that I'd never partaken of before. Here's the report from from the past couple of nights.

    He'Brew Genesis Ale: A hoppy tasting, and kosher, New York brewed amber that was very smooth. Good stuff

    He'Brew Messiah Bold: A dark and malty brew that I really, really liked. I'll probably end up getting a six pack of this latter on.

    Blue Moon Pumpkin Brew: Smooth beer that was creamy without being too sweet. A nice seasonal flavor that my wife really liked this one.

    Rogue Honey Cream Ale: There weren't any price tags on the by-the-bottle beers so I was a little suprised to find out at the register that this one was $6.00 a bottle. The price alone made me expect a lot from this beer and upon tasting I found it to be a decent medium body brew with a good but not overpowering honey taste. Was it good? Sure. Was it $36.00 a six-pack good? No way.

    Dogfish Head Punkin' Ale: Although not bad I was kind of dissapointed by this seasonal brew. It was a little light and had way too much allspice flavor for my taste. Not near as smooth as the Blue Moon.

    Well five beers down and so far the He'Brew Messiah Brew is my favorite. I've never had a kosher beer before
    but if that's what makes the difference in taste than I may have to start buying everything at the kosher shops in town. L'Chaim!

    The November beer odyssey continues....
    Last edited by biscuit; 04 Nov 2004 at 11:01 AM.

  4. #129
    Chairman of the bored Maister's avatar
    Registered
    Feb 2004
    Location
    on my 15 minute break
    Posts
    17,815
    I had it a long time ago but forgot just how good it was. Tried two last week... Danish beer called 'Tuborg'. Man, was it good and not too expensive.
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

  5. #130
    Cyburbian zman's avatar
    Registered
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    9,015
    Blog entries
    2
    A slow day here in Current Planning has allowed me to finally read this thread.
    Here in Colo. (I don't know if they have been mentioned before) we have a lot of micros. There have been many coming out, and some of them are good, a lot are nothing really to write home about. New Belgium brews are decent and the brewery tours offer samples and growlers. (In fact this weekend may proved a good time to go up and get some more Blue Paddle)

    A lot of Cyburbians have been knocking light beer. While months ago I would've been offended, I have since been drinking non-light beer and not looking back. I still maintain that a cold Coors Light is good after working outside in the summer, in college we would drink "C" Light or Keystone, because it was easier to slam a bunch if your were just going to get blotto.
    My roommate's band played a club in Fort Collins, Colo. where they sold the local micros on tap, but also Hamms at a buck a can. I turned me into a Hamms drinker when I'm low on cash and I still insist that Hamms is the best cheap beer out there.
    We also used to drink Olympia when they had the grenade 11.5 oz. bottles, but those have not been sold in Colo. for 2 years.
    I think that is all I have to say right now....
    Bottoms up, Cyburbia!
    You get all squeezed up inside/Like the days were carved in stone/You get all wired up inside/And it's bad to be alone

    You can go out, you can take a ride/And when you get out on your own/You get all smoothed out inside/And it's good to be alone
    -Peart

  6. #131
    Cyburbian PlannerByDay's avatar
    Registered
    Jul 2002
    Location
    In the bike lane
    Posts
    1,827
    I was listening to a story on NPR a week or so ago on beer in america and the growth of micro-brews. This one guy was talking about all his favorite beers and he responded to one questions by saying something like "Oh yeah I like a lot of beer and I have had a lot of beer boing this job, but what is my favorite? Well it is the next beer of course?"

  7. #132
    Cyburbian SGB's avatar
    Registered
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Champlain-Adirondack Biosphere Reserve
    Posts
    3,387
    All these years the people said he’s actin’ like a kid.
    He did not know he could not fly, so he did.
    - - Guy Clark, "The Cape"

  8. #133
    Cyburbian Plus
    Registered
    Jun 2003
    Location
    De Noc
    Posts
    17,714
    Oddball
    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
    From Kelly's Heroes (1970)


    Are you sure you're not hurt ?
    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
    From Electric Horseman (1979)

  9. #134
    Cyburbian SideshowBob's avatar
    Registered
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Location, Location.
    Posts
    110
    Quote Originally posted by SGB


    So, so sad.
    Fighting congestion by widening roads is like fighting obesity by buying larger clothes.

  10. #135
    Cyburbian michaelskis's avatar
    Registered
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Someplace between yesterday and tomorrow.
    Posts
    12,295
    Quote Originally posted by SideshowBob


    So, so sad.
    I wonder what kind it was...

  11. #136
    Cyburbian Budgie's avatar
    Registered
    Feb 2000
    Location
    Sans Souci
    Posts
    5,265
    This coming weekend I will have ca$h in my pocket, no children, no functions and no chance of seeing BA. My new phone has digital photo capability. HMMMMM !!! Somebody stop me before I kill another case. I foresee waking up in Queen B's backyard, that is if she'll let me.
    "And all this terrible change had come about because he had ceased to believe himself and had taken to believing others. " - Leo Tolstoy

  12. #137
    Chairman of the bored Maister's avatar
    Registered
    Feb 2004
    Location
    on my 15 minute break
    Posts
    17,815
    Quote Originally posted by Budgie
    This coming weekend I will have ca$h in my pocket, no children, no functions and no chance of seeing BA. My new phone has digital photo capability. HMMMMM !!! Somebody stop me before I kill another case. I foresee waking up in Queen B's backyard, that is if she'll let me.
    Hmmmm...I am publishing a new magazine called "Better Alleys and Winos" and was wondering if you would be willing to contribute to a column which we could title "Budgie's Korner". It would feature lots of advice on conducting a successful binge ("....after you've killed off that 12 pack of warm Old Milwaukees you might want to stumble over to an old friend's place to crash/keep awake. We recomend waiting until after 2 a.m. but before 6 a.m......." or "...you say you've stained your trenchcoat while beefing red wine - don't despair, cold vinegar works miracles even days later....").
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

  13. #138
    Cyburbian Budgie's avatar
    Registered
    Feb 2000
    Location
    Sans Souci
    Posts
    5,265
    Quote Originally posted by Maister
    "Budgie's Korner".
    Just for you I will chronicle this weekends activities. OH Crikey, I just forgot that I'm supposed to be taking a green bean casarole to the church Thanksgiving day lunch. HMMM, this will take some careful planning and impeckable execution.
    "And all this terrible change had come about because he had ceased to believe himself and had taken to believing others. " - Leo Tolstoy

  14. #139
    Cyburbian Rumpy Tunanator's avatar
    Registered
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Intervention
    Posts
    4,475
    Quote Originally posted by Maister
    Hmmmm...I am publishing a new magazine called "Better Alleys and Winos" and was wondering if you would be willing to contribute to a column which we could title "Budgie's Korner".
    "Have an important speech to give? Feeling a little nervous? Learn how Vodka can save the day without anybody knowing you've been putting some hair on the cat"
    A guy once told me, "Do not have any attachments, do not have anything in your life you are not willing to walk out on in 30 seconds flat if you spot the heat around the corner."


    Neil McCauley (Robert DeNiro): Heat 1995

  15. #140
    Quote Originally posted by biscuit
    Blue Moon Pumpkin Brew: Smooth beer that was creamy without being too sweet. A nice seasonal flavor that my wife really liked this one.

    Dogfish Head Punkin' Ale: Although not bad I was kind of dissapointed by this seasonal brew. It was a little light and had way too much allspice flavor for my taste. Not near as smooth as the Blue Moon.
    I agree with both of these assessments. Dogfish Head makes some of the best, most original beer in the country but the Punkin was quite a disappointment. If you haven't tried Raison D'Etre, Immort Ale, or the 90 Minute Pale, be sure to check them out.

    The Blue Moon pumpkin was great this year. Lakefront Brewery in Milwaukee makes Pumpkin Lager ever year and they mix up the recipe each season...this year was the first season that It wasn't very good, so I am glad that Blue Moon's was so good.

    I brewed some Brown ale this weekend, so I am hoping I have a nice batch for Christmas.
    "I'm a white male, age 18 to 49. Everyone listens to me, no matter how dumb my suggestions are."

    - Homer Simpson

  16. #141
    Cyburbian zman's avatar
    Registered
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    9,015
    Blog entries
    2
    A friend brought me some Molson Export from CT. (I guess they import it there). I had it for the first time in Vancouver and thought it was pretty good. I had two last night and the opinion is still the same.

    Is Export a cheap Molson or what is the difference/marketing strategy?
    You get all squeezed up inside/Like the days were carved in stone/You get all wired up inside/And it's bad to be alone

    You can go out, you can take a ride/And when you get out on your own/You get all smoothed out inside/And it's good to be alone
    -Peart

  17. #142
    maudit anglais
    Registered
    May 1997
    Location
    Odd-a-wah
    Posts
    6,586
    Quote Originally posted by zmanPLAN
    A friend brought me some Molson Export from CT. (I guess they import it there). I had it for the first time in Vancouver and thought it was pretty good. I had two last night and the opinion is still the same.

    Is Export a cheap Molson or what is the difference/marketing strategy?
    Export is Molson's "ale". It's an old man beer. I'm not sure what you mean by "difference" - it's meant to be different from what, Canadian? (Canadian is a lager).

    If you think it's good, then American beer must be really crappy

  18. #143
    Chairman of the bored Maister's avatar
    Registered
    Feb 2004
    Location
    on my 15 minute break
    Posts
    17,815
    Quote Originally posted by zmanPLAN
    A friend brought me some Molson Export from CT. (I guess they import it there). I had it for the first time in Vancouver and thought it was pretty good. I had two last night and the opinion is still the same.

    Is Export a cheap Molson or what is the difference/marketing strategy?
    historically, the title 'export ale' meant the ale was brewed with exclusive intent to market it across international boundaries. Because many English colonies and commonwealth adopted the practice of taxing locally marketed brew based on its alcohol content, but exempted ales exported across international lines from this tax, the implication is supposed to be that an export ale is stronger.
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

  19. #144
    Cyburbian zman's avatar
    Registered
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    9,015
    Blog entries
    2
    Quote Originally posted by Tranplanner
    Export is Molson's "ale". It's an old man beer. I'm not sure what you mean by "difference" - it's meant to be different from what, Canadian? (Canadian is a lager).

    If you think it's good, then American beer must be really crappy

    Well, I kind of figured out it is a little different than Canadian. But Canadian is WAY different down here then up in the Great White North. (Meaning, it is better up there). Also I have Canadian in a can at my apartment so the taste is more different still. (Sort of the first thing I grabbed at the beer store after a LONG planning commission meeting).

    I think the appeal with Export is that you can't get it here in Colorado. And I assocaited it with good times. Because I first tried it while partying in Vancouver.
    You get all squeezed up inside/Like the days were carved in stone/You get all wired up inside/And it's bad to be alone

    You can go out, you can take a ride/And when you get out on your own/You get all smoothed out inside/And it's good to be alone
    -Peart

  20. #145
    Cyburbian michaelskis's avatar
    Registered
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Someplace between yesterday and tomorrow.
    Posts
    12,295

    Places that have your favorite brew

    So this week, I will be going home to the UP, and tomorrow night, I will be lucky if I can find a bar that will have something other than a general domestic. No micro brews, no foreign brews, only beer that has a NASCAR associated with it. They don't even have Killian's

    Do you have one place that you will go to on a regular occasion for one type of beer, and are there places that you don’t enjoy or will not go because they do not have your type of beer?

  21. #146
    Cyburbian The One's avatar
    Registered
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Where Valley Fever Lives
    Posts
    7,146

    Mexican week....

    This week was Mexican week:

    Negro Modelo - Best when very fresh...one of my favorite.....
    Skilled Adoxographer

  22. #147
    NIMBY asshatterer Plus Richmond Jake's avatar
    Registered
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Jukin' City
    Posts
    16,474
    Quote Originally posted by michaelskis
    ......[snip].... Do you have one place that you will go to on a regular occasion for one type of beer...[snip]....
    Right here 2 blocks from the beach.
    Who's gonna drive you home, tonight....
    You can't go on thinkin' nothin's wrong

  23. #148
    Cyburbian el Guapo's avatar
    Registered
    Oct 2001
    Location
    Samsara
    Posts
    5,075
    Quote Originally posted by Ray McCoy
    The cruise line said it was okay to bring alcohol aboard as long as you consume it in your cabin and not in the public areas of the ship. Two five gallon kegs in duffel bags at the luggage drop off for eleven days at sea seems reasonable. They didn’t say it had to be in bottles or cans. They didn’t specify any limits. What’s the problem?

    Apparently the dog in charge of luggage inspection uses the same signal for narcotics, explosives, and cats. The duffel bag with one of the kegs had doubled as a cat bed while waiting to be packed for the trip. Maybe the dog didn’t like cat fur without the rest of the cat and maybe the guy on the other end of the leash copped an attitude....
    Read the rest...http://www.homebrew.com/articles/article1220301.shtml

  24. #149
    Cyburbian michaelskis's avatar
    Registered
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Someplace between yesterday and tomorrow.
    Posts
    12,295
    Has anyone had any good Holiday Beers?

  25. #150
    Quote Originally posted by michaelskis
    Has anyone had any good Holiday Beers?
    I think it qualifies as a holiday beer: Bell's White Winter Ale. Had it yesterday and thought it was an excellent accompaniment to wrapping presents while watching football
    On pitching to Stan Musial:
    "Once he timed your fastball, your infielders were in jeopardy."
    Warren Spahn

+ Reply to thread
Page 6 of 69 FirstFirst ... 5 6 7 16 ... LastLast

More at Cyburbia

  1. The NEVERENDING beer price thread
    Friday Afternoon Club
    Replies: 11
    Last post: 17 Feb 2014, 1:34 PM
  2. Replies: 78
    Last post: 05 Jul 2013, 1:16 PM
  3. The Beer Swap Thread
    Friday Afternoon Club
    Replies: 73
    Last post: 02 Jul 2011, 9:24 PM
  4. The TEMPORARY Beer Thread
    Friday Afternoon Club
    Replies: 10
    Last post: 20 Nov 2008, 10:39 AM
  5. The Termporary Beer Thread [Temp 2]
    Friday Afternoon Club
    Replies: 48
    Last post: 29 Jan 2005, 12:26 AM