You may also want to try the Radler's closely related English brother called a 'Shandy' which is a 50/50 mix of a light lager and ginger ale. I find it to be a pleasant way to dispose of a quantity of cheap american lagers.Duke Of Dystopia said:Ratler Mas (close enough):
Half of the tankard (size of your choice) filled with a seven up or fizy citrus' kind of soda, the other half filled with a blond or light colored pilsner or lager.
I never really thought of PU as being particularly bitter. I did some checking (as opposed to Czeching) and found you are correct and that sure enough PU comes in around 40 IBU's. Czechovar comes in around 32.Duke Of Dystopia said:@
The water used for brewing around Pilsen in the Check republic, is almost perfectly soft, meaning it is as close to distilled water as nature can provide. This means that there are no disolved minerals in the water to interact with the hops. This creates a beer where there is no noticable bitterness perception like an IPA but you get the FULL effect of the hops for aroma. Check lagers tend to be sweet rather than thier counterparts in Germany wich can be bitter.
I have a longstanding disagreement/beef with most brewpubs. THEY ARE INCREADIBLY BORING, DULL, AND ARROGANTLY STUCK ON THEMSELVES. So after I got over my snooty period (age 24 to 26) I always swore when I owned my own pub that "I DON'T CARE WHAT YOU DRINK, AS LONG AS YOU DRINK IT IN MY PUB" :-}Maister said:.......
Other Cyburbians will be amused to learn that Dod is actually serving Budweiser! That's right, Czechovar is marketed in North America under that name only because in Czechoslovakia it is named 'Budver' (Czech for 'Budweiser') and there are some trademark issues out there as a result. Yes, our anemic American Budweiser +o( traces its lineage to this brewery - kinda sad when you compare the two, huh?
I still think you should serve some Belgian ales, though. :b: :b: :b:
JNA said:Has anybody participated in / organized a HASHING ?
Hash House Harriers, a local chapter of an international social group of mostly working professionals who describe themselves as "a drinking group with a running problem."Duke Of Dystopia said:What the HELL is that? 8-!
I bought a four-pack of Duvel on Saturday and gave $11.00 plus tax. But, man is that good. (Anybody else notice that the finish tastes a little like Wrigley's Juicy Fruit?)Duke Of Dystopia said:I love the Belgian lambics. But they are damn expensive, even buying them in the liquor store. :-c
I am open to suggestions though! :b:
I think so. How much I need to carry is also spelled out in my rental lease. Looks not to be as bad as you might think though. :b:Gedunker said:I bought a four-pack of Duvel on Saturday and gave $11.00 plus tax. But, man is that good. (Anybody else notice that the finish tastes a little like Wrigley's Juicy Fruit?)
Also had my first Leinenkugel's Red and Bells Amber Ale. You guys keep turning me on to new beers and my beer budget is going to go to h3ll. But that is good stuff.
Duke: do you have to carry a little extra insurance since you are going to have drunks going down 29 stairs? :-C :-D
I like Duvel - even at $11 per 4-pack!Gedunker said:I bought a four-pack of Duvel on Saturday and gave $11.00 plus tax. But, man is that good. (Anybody else notice that the finish tastes a little like Wrigley's Juicy Fruit?)
The connoisseur drinks it slowly with relish, but steadily and purposefully. He knows, that the second "Seidla" (half-liter) tastes better than the first, and the third even better than the second. He drinks during the morning pint and during the afternoon break. He drinks it in the evenings, drinks it alone and with company, especially with company, as "Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier" makes one talkative and exuberant. It brings together the local with the stranger, as it is common in Franconia to share your table with others.
I would love to sample a commercially produced rauchbier - I never have, although I have made many gallons of my own and sampled other homebrewer's wares.Tranplanner said:
Anheuser-Busch said each can 6.6 percent alcohol by volume, 54 milligrams of caffeine and 203 calories.GeogPlanner said:
Hmmmm...I am publishing a new magazine called "Better Alleys and Winos" and was wondering if you would be willing to contribute to a column which we could title "Budgie's Korner". It would feature lots of advice on conducting a successful binge ("....after you've killed off that 12 pack of warm Old Milwaukees you might want to stumble over to an old friend's place to crash/keep awake. We recomend waiting until after 2 a.m. but before 6 a.m......." or "...you say you've stained your trenchcoat while beefing red wine - don't despair, cold vinegar works miracles even days later...."). ;-)Budgie said:This coming weekend I will have ca$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. :a:
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.Maister said:"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"Maister said: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".
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.biscuit said: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.
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).zmanPLAN said: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.zmanPLAN said: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?
Tranplanner said: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 ;-)
Right here 2 blocks from the beach.michaelskis said:......[snip].... Do you have one place that you will go to on a regular occasion for one type of beer...[snip]....
Read the rest...http://www.homebrew.com/articles/article1220301.shtmlRay McCoy said: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....
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 footballmichaelskis said:Has anyone had any good Holiday Beers?