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I have an idea...let's talk about beer

By jck ·
Forget politics, weapons of mass destruction, religion, and sex...well...ok...not sex.

What beer do you like best?

Why do you like it?

How did you come about discovering it?

Did you find out it was/wasn't what you thought it would be if you knew about it previous to your first experience?

I'm tired of serious topics, dammit. Let's all talk about something good and fun.

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Beer for the occasion

by jdclyde In reply to I have an idea...let's ta ...

I actually do not drink a single beer. I know many here will question my manlyhood for some of my choices but like the saying goes, "it takes a real man to wear pink".

Usually it is a Killians or a Labatt Blue.
There are times depending on what I am doing and how many days I have been hammering the drinks in a row (like last weekend) I will switch to Coors Light.

The Coors is a last ditch effort, believe me. When the Killians/blues aren't going like they should I switch (esp in summer) to vodka and lemonaid, or bacardi and coke w/lemon/lime/short ordered two at a time because these go two sips and done.

While golfing, the jager bombs are king!

In the bar the tequilla shots are a must.

If the mixed drinks start going too quickly, the only way I will make it to the end of the night without going home early or stopping drinking is to pick up that coors.

Note: my drinking tolerance is WAY down. Been home with the boys for the last 13 1/3 years being the responsible father never having more than two drinks when I have my boys around.

As I am single and only have the boys part time, I am back in training.

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the only long-time love I've had....

by jck In reply to I have an idea...let's ta ...

Guinness...if you didn't guess it's my favorite, you are blind, have short memory deficit, or try to forget whatever I say.

Hmmm...I had my first Guinness sometime in college. I remember everyone telling me how bitter it was and nasty. Then, I think it was St. Patrick's Day in Oklahoma and most everyone was doing the traditional Bud or Coors with green food coloring in it...and someone told me I should have some Guinness and that it was real Irish beer.

Well lo and behold, the love affair began. I didn't get to have much in Oklahoma because they didn't stock it and you had to usually order it. However when I moved to Florida, I found out that modernized areas of the country actually carry more than brews from 2 major American beer companies.

So now...if you meet me...chances are, I'll probably be wearing a Guinness cap which I picked up in Dublin and I don often whether I'm travelling, doing housework, driving to the store, or drinking at a pub.

I don't do much hard drinking anymore myself...try and keep away from the heavy-duty...even stay away from shots at bars and parties...it can do nasty things to me.

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Oh, Yes!!

by DMambo In reply to the only long-time love I ...

For the past year and a half, it's been Guinness for me. I was at a St. Pat's Day parade in which my oldest was participating in the elementary school band. It was cold, so I popped into the Irish Bar with my two younger kids. Gave the kids root beers and, in honor of the day, had my first Guinness in about 10 years. I must have matured over the years because after that one, I could not understand why I ever left.

Now, what the **** kind of parent am I to have little kids in a bar?? (They had a great time!!)

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by Gatorboy In reply to the only long-time love I ...

Guiness it is alright! I used to drink anything and everything under the sun during my service days. I am the only american in my family so it's typical that I started drinking Miller and Bud. But I thought they were nasty tasting when they get even a little bit warm. And being that my father Irish (from the outskirts of Galway) and my mother is English (from Alconbury, outside of Cambridge) I ended up liking Guiness early. Sure I tried going back to tasting micros here and there because I enjoyed the facination in the variety of brews. But in the end, it's good ol' Guiness. Nowadays that's all I drink. But every once in a while I'll have an ice cold Corona or two. I myself was raised in Miami so it's kind of hard not to get to liking Mexican brews. As long as they're ice cold. If not, they fall back in to the Miller/Bud pee-water category.

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Guiness it is alright!

by Gatorboy In reply to the only long-time love I ...

Guiness it is alright! I used to drink anything and everything under the sun during my service days. I am the only American in my family so it's typical that I started drinking Miller and Bud. But I thought they were nasty tasting when they get even a little bit warm. And being that my father is Irish (from the outskirts of Galway) and my mother is English (from Alconbury, outside of Cambridge) I ended up liking Guiness early. Sure I tried going back to tasting micros here and there because I enjoyed the facination in the variety of brews. But in the end, it's good ol' Guiness. Nowadays that's all I drink. But every once in a while I'll have an ice cold Corona or two. I myself was raised in Miami so it's kind of hard not to get to liking Mexican and islander brews. As long as they're ice cold. If not, they fall back in to the Miller/Bud pee-water category.

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Two

by ippirate In reply to I have an idea...let's ta ...

Guiness and Caffrey's

Why? Neither taste's like warmed over cat urine and you can actually savor it verses the rice infested trash we call beer in America.

How? The UK. Spent 2 years there and haven't touched anything made here since. Besides at micro-brews that is.

Guiness was the first and it took three pulls with black currant to break in. It was all down hill from there. Caffrey's was a later contribution of special occassion.

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Ohhhhhhhhhh

by Jessie In reply to I have an idea...let's ta ...

Some liquor was spilled on the bar room floor
as the bar was closed for the night
and a little mouse crept from his whole in the wall in the shadow of the pale moon light

He lapped up the liquor on the bar room floor
and back on his haunches he sat
and all night long you could hear him ROOOOOOAAAAARRR
BRING ON THE GALL' DERN CAT!

Well the cat crept out from behind the bar
and he gobbled up the little gray mouse
and the moral of this story IIIIIISSSSSSSS....
DON'T YA NEVER HAVE A DRINK ON THE HOUSE!

For my money... the more German or Irish the beer... the better!! Lowenbrau and Guinness... but never mixed!

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Killians is irish

by jdclyde In reply to Ohhhhhhhhhh

and has a decent taste.

I am sure it isn't QUITE the same as the original Irish recepie but what is?

Now get over to my darn yuk so I can read some jokes before I leave for the weekend!

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Sorry

by Jessie In reply to Killians is irish

My joke resources have been blocked... I'll have to do some research from home tonight, and I'll get back to you on this one!!! And you can read them on Monday!

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Wheat beers

by jmgarvin In reply to I have an idea...let's ta ...

I'm into the wheat beers. The love of them started when I was stationed in Germany and hasn't stopped.

I've also noticed most micro brews do a good job with them or have some kind of wheat (I love honey wheat, cherry wheat, and berry wheat)

If you are ever in New Mexico, stop in a little town called Socorro and checkout the best microbrew in the southwest...It is called Socorro Spring.

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