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Canadian Beer takes a steep dive!

By Oz_Media ·
Well now I've seen it all.
Molson Breweries has released Molson Kick
Labatts has released Labatts Shok

Both are small volume, high alcohol beers with that added KICK or SHOK brought on by the use of the guarana shrub, which is CAFFEINE!

Caffeine and beer, Molson has even started making an aluminum BOTTLE (eeeeew) for the trendy appearance of Kick.

MADD is going berserk over the idea. I instantly saw this as a beer targeted at the young IT crowd (caffeine is the closer there) but neither of these beers is SUPPOSED to actually have much of a caffeine effect yet is said to taste sweet for a beer.

So not only have the two shoddiest beer brewers actually bastardized yet another beer, they have destroyed al hope for making a real beer by incorporating an ALUMINUM BOTTLE (soon to be released, currently in glass)!

Personally as a beer drinker myself, cans make beer taste ghastly, sorry for the Coors Light junkies who think cans are the way to go, but that's not really beer.

MADD's lawyer has gone ballistic over the idea of promoting a beer that keeps kids awake and alert to THINK they can drive, which few can on the best of days.

Pretty soon these companies are going to align themselves with the beer companies in the US and start producing pee water in cans that seem to be bottles. When will it all end? When will people finally stand up and say enough's enough.

If you?re too young to enjoy a real brew or haven't developed the taste buds needed to enjoy a decent stout or lager, then go buy a Mountain Dew or a Red Bull and consider yourself a geek. nothing wrong with that, but for the beer makers to target THAT market is just wrong in itself.

Leave the damn beer the way it is supposed to be!

Today I am actually embarrassed to be living in Canada, screw the Liberal issues, they have dropped so much now that if it goes to vote again, they don't have a hope in **** (much as what SHOULD have happened with Bush's second term) but the beer issue is just too much for this guy to handle!

Sick demented losers!

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Guinness is a stout not an ale. Smithwicks is the Guinness Ale.

by Oz_Media In reply to My most sincere condolenc ...

Molsons HAD to tone down Ricards Red and it is now just Molsons Canadian with light caramel added, when they first got it they were told to shut down production. It was shown that they used such a high level or caramel that it was causing heart disease, once a few with dodgy tickers hit the ground it was shut down for a year.
They fixed the formula and now it's just another Molson's ****.

Labbatts also brews Corona, Bud and a lot of hard alochol in New Westminster, you're right Pilsner was their biggie, but certainly isn't their only brew.

Guinness is a stout, not an ale, porter was a new brew to Ireland where there was little other than Whiskey, Gin and Poteen and some newly brewed ales at the time.

Porter was popular in Southern England and Guinness decided to give them a run for their money and make a dark porter (darkened by the use of roasted barely), STOUT was just an adjective originally due to the roasting process and therefore Guinness was oringinally brewed and sold a Stout Porter to compete with the new Ales that were being brewed in Ireland and give England a run for their money as they were selling a lot of porter in Ireland. A Porter is made with roasted Barley.

When he noticed Extra Stout was being brewed by his competitors, Stout was sold as the name for Gunness' new beer, thus becoming Guinness Stout.

Smithwicks is the "ale" brewed by Guinness, perhaps what you are confusing with Guiness Stout.

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I thought that Guinness

by jck In reply to My most sincere condolenc ...

was a porter. Something they said on the tour at the storehouse in Dublin about Guinness originally making some other beer (lager? can't remember), but after several years and a change in the drinking trends that had become popular, Art Guinness changed Guinness to making porter.

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by Oz_Media In reply to My most sincere condolenc ...

Guinness was originally designing an ale but it was not popular as Porter from England had taken over the Irish market. That's when they decide to create a roasted (dark) Porter.

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A Fast buzz

by jdclyde In reply to yuck

Back in the days we used to combine pain killers and jack daniels. If no pain killers, I always had some killer cough medicine with codine.

That was a buzz, just REAL had on the system so I gave it up (for the most part).

If you are out bar hopping, you need to stay awake until that last call.

Yes, you can't cook a good ham with a light beer. Have a cook book SOMEWHERE called cooking with spirits. Will have to find it and start posting recipies. Now there is a good thread to start!

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You don't like alcohol/beer

by jck In reply to yuck

I thought the JD barbecue sauce had alcohol in I'm confusing it with something else.

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I think just flavoured

by Oz_Media In reply to You don't like alcohol/be ...

JD barbeque sauce brags that it's made with 86 proof but it's really just FLAVOURED with JD from what I understand.

They also make an AWESOME mustard! Barbequed ribs with JD sauce or baked ham with JD mustard! Now there's some yummy stuff!

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Could be 86 proof...

by Jessie In reply to I think just flavoured

but unless you drink it straight from the bbq sauce bottle you won't get that buzz as the alocohol cooks off.

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by Oz_Media In reply to Could be 86 proof...

Now that's just NASTY!!

Think I'd go hard core if I was that hard up, Aqua Velva at least.

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That's something new...

by Jessie In reply to EEEEEEEEEWWWWWWW!

"Seeing" you squeal like a pig is rather entertaining... do it AGAIN?!?!

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Sick demented losers?

by maxwell edison In reply to Canadian Beer takes a ste ...

Don't you mean, sick fermented losers?

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