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BS: Screw Bush: Let's Talk Beer

Peace 11 Dec 03 - 03:29 PM
Amos 11 Dec 03 - 03:35 PM
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Little Hawk 12 Dec 03 - 11:25 AM
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Subject: BS: Screw Bush: Let's Talk Beer
From: Peace
Date: 11 Dec 03 - 03:29 PM

I understand that beer is a national institution in Europe. So, in an effort to get a serious thread going, what is and who makes the best commercial beer in the whole world? Forget micro-breweries and homemade. We're talkin' commercial--comes in a bottle or can, buy it at the generic jar store (liquor outlet). This could include stout, beer, ale. So?


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Subject: RE: BS: Screw Bush: Let's Talk Beer
From: Amos
Date: 11 Dec 03 - 03:35 PM

Tell ya what, Brucie -- you go screw Bush, and we'll sit around and talk beer.

I await your report with 'bated breath!

A


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Subject: RE: BS: Screw Bush: Let's Talk Beer
From: GUEST,ClaireBear
Date: 11 Dec 03 - 03:37 PM

Red Hook ESB for my money. Also Sierra Nevada Pale Bock, but that's almost impossible to find.

I used to be able to get a bottled English beer -- I think it was called Old Chester -- that was the only malt beverage I'd evcer had that could be classified as psychotropic . . . but that's not PRECISELY the same as good.

Claire


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Subject: RE: BS: Screw Bush: Let's Talk Beer
From: wysiwyg
Date: 11 Dec 03 - 03:56 PM

No, let's drink beer while someone else screws Bush, then talk (and drink) more beer.

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Screw Bush: Let's Talk Beer
From: wysiwyg
Date: 11 Dec 03 - 04:00 PM

... and since I know nothing about beer, I'll have to sample a bit of everyone else's!

Wait I DO know one thing about beer. Mudcatters bring it to Mudcat Gatherings and leave a lot of it at our house when they go home, I guess because they think they should not drink it all up in front of my pastor hubby, so Gatherings are a good time for us, especially AFTER!

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Screw Bush: Let's Talk Beer
From: Rapparee
Date: 11 Dec 03 - 04:23 PM

Alaska Amber, Fat Tire, Black Butte, Moose Drool, Polygamy, Wiederman's, Guinness, Murphy's, Smithwicks, Labat, Moosehead, Sam Adams, Sierra Nevada, Firehouse, Pete's, Nut Brown Ale, and others (even Budweiser).

Dick Brothers, Griesedieck, Atlas Praeger, Busch Bohemian, Stag, all of sainted memory.


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Subject: RE: BS: Screw Bush: Let's Talk Beer
From: Metchosin
Date: 11 Dec 03 - 04:24 PM

I really like Kilkenny Irish Cream Ale but part of that could be that I am intrigued by the widget in the can.


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Subject: RE: BS: Screw Bush: Let's Talk Beer
From: Gareth
Date: 11 Dec 03 - 04:34 PM

Nah ! One of the best things to come out of England is Sheppard Neane's "Spifire Bitter". Sharp taste and texture. Reasonable strength.

But each to thier own choice.

Gareth


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Subject: RE: BS: Screw Bush: Let's Talk Beer
From: MarkS
Date: 11 Dec 03 - 06:34 PM

Anchor Steam - Made in San Francisco.
No competition!!

And this thread is much better than talking about our fearless leader.

Mark


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Subject: RE: BS: Screw Bush: Let's Talk Beer
From: Don Firth
Date: 11 Dec 03 - 06:46 PM

Ballard Bitter.

It vanished from the stores, and even though I looked for it desparately, it appeared that it had been discontinued. Couldn't figure that, because it's great beer. Some folks who are into "lite" beers didn't like it because it socks you in the teeth and puts hair on your chest, so I figured Red Hook had wimped out. Not so! As a result of this thread, I did some heavy googling, and discovered that it's still out there!!! The Powers that Be at Red Hook breweries felt that if they were going to market it nationally, not enough people would know who, what, or where Ballard is. Actually, it's the northeast quadrant of Seattle, where Red Hook got started. So they changed the name to Red Hook IPA. Dunno what "IPA" stands for. But IT STILL EXISTS! I've seen it in the stores but I didn't know that's what it was!

Thanks, brucie, for starting this thread. I shall lift a glass in your honor. Maybe even a couple. . . .

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: BS: Screw Bush: Let's Talk Beer
From: Gareth
Date: 11 Dec 03 - 07:04 PM

Don

IPA = "India Pale Ale" A brew designed to survive the shippment of beer from 'Blighty' to India to hit the thirst of "Tommy".

To survive in palletable form, it had :-

1/. A Heavey Alchol Content.

2/. Was highly hopped (hop oils being a preservative.

The classic IPA was very bitter and sharp, with a good body (thick texture) and had most of the maltose and sucrose fermented out.

Charringtons (London Brewers) did a very good and sharp real version (cask ale), and I hope still do. Tho I have not been on the beer in London for 10 years or so !

Mind you thier Burton brewed version "Bass IPA" is still available in South Wales. - Cos I've just sunk three pints.

Gareth


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Subject: RE: BS: Screw Bush: Let's Talk Beer
From: Bobert
Date: 11 Dec 03 - 07:14 PM

Ahhhhh, I heard that there's was gonna be a "Bush screwing". Where and when and can we bring coolers? Ahhhhh, as fir the beer, as long as it's cold it'll taste mighty good watchin' Bush get what he been so good at givin'.....

Ahhhhh, I personally like "Natural Light" because it's cheap but my couzin Rufus say's it tastes like dog pee. He drinks Iron City? Go figure?....

Bobert

P.S. Ahhhhh, who the unlucky person who has to do the deed on Bush??? I personally nominate Saddam... Now that would *be* a show!


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Subject: RE: BS: Screw Bush: Let's Talk Beer
From: Rapparee
Date: 11 Dec 03 - 07:45 PM

According to "News of the Week" Saddam and Osma are dancing in tutus in their little love nest. They're married, you know. And this TRUE because it was in a newspaper I saw as I was waiting in line in the supermarket.

Saddam's out, then. How about Tony Blair?


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Subject: RE: BS: Screw Bush: Let's Talk Beer
From: Bobert
Date: 11 Dec 03 - 07:56 PM

Hey, Tony works fir me. I hadn't heard about Saddam and Osoma but, hey, I don't read "People" magazine.... Man, I'm fallin behind....

Has anyone invited DougR and his bud, T-Bird?

Bobert


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Subject: RE: BS: Screw Bush: Let's Talk Beer
From: michaelr
Date: 11 Dec 03 - 08:10 PM

Elephant!

It's Carlsberg's (Denmark) strongest lager. At 7.5% alcohol, here in the States it has to be labeled "Malt Liquor". They used to export it from Denmark, but for a couple of years now it's been brewed under license by Labatt's in Canada.

If you like the taste of classic lager, such as Beck's or Heineken or the original, Pilsner Urquell, Elephant kicks it up a few notches, but it's still well-balanced, by which I mean it's neither too sweet nor too bitter.

I'm having one as I type!

Cheers,
Michael


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Subject: RE: BS: Screw Bush: Let's Talk Beer
From: GUEST,Blind DRunk in Blind River
Date: 11 Dec 03 - 08:44 PM

Flippin A, man! Now yer talkin! Beer is probally the greatest thing in life, although sex is not bad. sex and beer together are cool too, eh?

Okay. I tend to favor Brador and Ex but My number #1 is Molson Canadian! I betcha Don Cherry dont' drink nothin else but Canadian, eh? May I menshun that American beer stinks?

However I will take what I can get if I am like short know what I mean? Any port in a storm, but make mine beer. Port is too sweet.

I have drank more beer at one time thatn ang9ne else I know not 3excapeting mty Brohter Don (the idiot) who clamie s he can outdrink me but he lies! Like a rug.

Life begins with beer, continues with beer, and ends with beer. That is my opinoin and I will stand by it. Or sit. Or wahtever.

- BDiBR


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Subject: RE: BS: Screw Bush: Let's Talk Beer
From: GUEST,Joe from Espanola
Date: 11 Dec 03 - 08:48 PM

Hey Shane, how's it goin eh? It's dullsville in Espanola tonight, man. What say I fire up the snowmobile and we go over to Serpent River and score some good weed?

JOe


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Subject: RE: BS: Screw Bush: Let's Talk Beer
From: GUEST,Blind DRunk in Blind River
Date: 11 Dec 03 - 08:51 PM

Totally decent, man! I will be waitin right here, eh? Bring some smokes if ya got any. Players Lite.

- BDiBR


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Subject: RE: BS: Screw Bush: Let's Talk Beer
From: Beer
Date: 11 Dec 03 - 10:18 PM

Tried quite a number in my travels and stays across Canada, but I have to go with Keith's at the moment. Started out with good old home brew ( malt beer)then to Labette's 50 and others. Right now I have a Bud in my eye ( 5% Canadian). Makes a big difference from the American Bud.
   Bottom line. If it's free I'll drink it. If I'm buying, Keith's from Nova Scotia, Blue or Bub.
Beer


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Subject: RE: BS: Screw Bush: Let's Talk Beer
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 11 Dec 03 - 10:42 PM

Guinness... Easy as that...

:-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Screw Bush: Let's Talk Beer
From: Don Firth
Date: 11 Dec 03 - 10:44 PM

Gareth, thanks for the info.

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: BS: Screw Bush: Let's Talk Beer
From: artbrooks
Date: 11 Dec 03 - 10:51 PM

Don Firth: Ballard Bitter might be Red Hook ESB (Extra Special Bitter) rather than their IPA. I don't remember BB as being as hoppy as the IPA. I have an old "Ballard Bitter/Ya Shure, ya betcha" t-shirt around somewhere. Maybe I'll grow back into it someday.

I had a Bridgeport Ebenezer Holiday Ale (Portland, Oregon) for an afternoon snack and a Sam Smith Oatmeal Stout with supper. Why drink Guiness when you can get a good stout?


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Subject: RE: BS: Screw Bush: Let's Talk Beer
From: Bill D
Date: 11 Dec 03 - 11:12 PM

Ballard Bitter? "Ya sure-Ya betcha"!...so THAT'S what happened to it!

so far, ClaireBear, Gareth and Don Firth have mentioned really decent beer....(well, Anchor Steam, too, yeah...sorta)....most of the rest is just 'well-known beer'! No..being famous does NOT necessarily mean good..*grin*

There IS no one 'best', just like there is no best song. It's what you're in the mood for...and there are amazingly good choices on most categories..
Maybe Sam Smith's Ol Brewery Pale Ale, or Orval Trappist Ale or Thomas Hardy's or the almost impossible to find Celis Grand Cru or something like Riggwelter Ale from England would be right up there at the top...along with 40-50 others..

I have 'about' 800 bottles in my collection, all emptied by ME in the last 25 years since I discovered GOOD beer. My first really good beer was a German DoppleBock, and soon after that I had a New Albion Porter from the first American micro-brewery to start up in ages! (1977, I think)(that bottle is probably a real collectors item)...and away we went!

I love the weird beer/ale (Red Beer and Bios Copper Ale)from Belgium, the dark Bocks from Germany, and the lovely things with LOTS of hops from various new micro breweries in the USA, where you CAN now get great beer if you're willing to look! (and in Washington State, or California, it's easier.)

too many choices!


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Subject: RE: BS: Screw Bush: Let's Talk Beer
From: Cluin
Date: 11 Dec 03 - 11:29 PM

I like the Guinness, sure. But tasting it in Ireland sort of spoiled me for drinking it anywhere else. It really IS better there.

For a good drinking beer though, you can't beat Keith's.


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Subject: RE: BS: Screw Bush: Let's Talk Beer
From: Peg
Date: 12 Dec 03 - 01:04 AM

Samuel Smith's. Only thing better than what comesin the bottle is what comes out of the tap, where you can get it on draught (sadly, not in the States).
The Chandos pub in Trafalgar Square has the Extra Reserve Bitter, and Samuel Smith's CIDER. Hoo boy.
In bottles here I can get most of them. I like the organic lager, and the pale ale.
Have been getting more of a taste for ales and lagers and pilsners, recently, for some reason...


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Subject: RE: BS: Screw Bush: Let's Talk Beer
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 12 Dec 03 - 07:17 AM

Timothy Taylors must be the best beer in the world because Madonna
drinks it.
When I first heard that snippet of information I nearly gave it up.
DESPITE Madonna it is the best beer in England, I live ten miles from the brewery
eric


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Subject: RE: BS: Screw Bush: Let's Talk Beer
From: Dave Bryant
Date: 12 Dec 03 - 07:41 AM

These days in England, "Real Ale" is vitually synonomous with "Draught Bitter" - OK I know that we have Milds, Olds, and Stouts as well. The point that I wanted to make is that before WW1, the most popular beer drunk have probably have been Porter which was somewhere between an Old and a Stout. Wartime shortages were responsible for Breweries producing IPA (which needed less barley) as a draught rather than bottled beer. The drink caught on as did a lighter bottled equivalent - pale (or light) ale. For the drinkers who preferred a darker beer, draught mild, and bottled brown ale were produced. Most of these are still available - and several breweries produce a Porter.

Does any one know of a brewery which still produces a (southern style) Bottled Brown Ale ? - I'm not including Newcastle Brown Ale which is a rather different drink. It used to be wonderful in casseroles, welsh rarebits and had many uses - a brown and bitter was a much tastier drink than a light and bitter. I always used keep a quart bottle (with a rubber screw top) around - it lasted for ages.


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Subject: RE: BS: Screw Bush: Let's Talk Beer
From: Little Hawk
Date: 12 Dec 03 - 11:25 AM

Always trust Madonna's judgement.


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Subject: RE: BS: Screw Bush: Let's Talk Beer
From: Kim C
Date: 12 Dec 03 - 11:40 AM

Murphy's Double Chocolate Stout


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Subject: RE: BS: Screw Bush: Let's Talk Beer
From: Sttaw Legend
Date: 12 Dec 03 - 11:42 AM

Old Peculiar Theakstons brewery excellent grog...I could name more but I've developed a thirst Bye hic..


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Subject: RE: BS: Screw Bush: Let's Talk Beer
From: mike the knife
Date: 12 Dec 03 - 01:32 PM

OK, There are so many- differing moods, differing locales denote a variety of bevvies. Samuel Smiths: Wonderful Stuff. An old roommate & I referred to it a "payday beer" because it was the only time we could afford it. About $10.00 a six-pack in the late 80's- available then only in a local deli (I know we were getting a screwing). Guinness: Oh yeah. My "go to" beer when out & about. Bass Ale: Usually in the 'fridge when found on sale. The Belgians: Too many to mention, but the ones that are readily available (here anyway) are Chimay, Orval, Duvel (wicked stuff that) Belgian beers are marvelously complex- so many varieties. The Germans: Disclosure Statement: I worked as a bartender in a couple of different bars in Germany (Heidelberg & Berlin) and have to recuse myself from discussions involving German beers. The only thing I have to say is that it is WRONG WRONG WRONG to put a slice of Lemon in a Hefeweizen. Lemon slices are only for Kristallweizen. Also, Hefeweizen should only be served from the bottle, poured properly into its specified glass. Hefeweizen from a keg is somehow not right. End of rant.


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Subject: RE: BS: Screw Bush: Let's Talk Beer
From: Metchosin
Date: 12 Dec 03 - 03:04 PM

come to think of it, aside from my interest in widgets, there's something pretty wonderful about any beer whose brewing is judged by how well it adheres a three legged stool to the backside of your lederhosen.


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Subject: RE: BS: Screw Bush: Let's Talk Beer
From: Peace
Date: 12 Dec 03 - 03:07 PM

American beer has an undeserved reputation for being bad. Some is, but Coor's is nice when one is really thirsty and prepared to drink a few dozen. The light Coor's should go back to the horse it came from, but the other ain't bad.


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Subject: RE: BS: Screw Bush: Let's Talk Beer
From: Metchosin
Date: 12 Dec 03 - 03:09 PM

and don't you just love those ceramic stoppers on the old Grolsch beer bottles.


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Subject: RE: BS: Screw Bush: Let's Talk Beer
From: Peace
Date: 12 Dec 03 - 03:19 PM

and there was (is?) a delicious brew from the USA called Ballantine Ale. Does it still exist? Man, that stuff was great. Bit sweet, but wow.


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Subject: RE: BS: Screw Bush: Let's Talk Beer
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Dec 03 - 03:19 PM

Negra Modelo or Dos XX (I read somewhere that Dos XX is the only beer brewed today that qualifies as a true "Vienna lager").


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Subject: RE: BS: Screw Bush: Let's Talk Beer
From: Rapparee
Date: 12 Dec 03 - 03:35 PM

Red Stripe? Sapporo? Tsing Tao is the Chinese Bud, but it's better than Bud.

And if you're talking lager, well, there are still some good one.


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Subject: RE: BS: Screw Bush: Let's Talk Beer
From: Bill D
Date: 12 Dec 03 - 04:24 PM

good lagers? maybe relatively*...but why bother? and brucie..Coors and Ballentine? All I can do is rate them in varying degrees of 'not TOO offensive' ;>)
   and Rapaire...Red Stripe? Sapporo and Tsing Tao??? might as well drink Golden Eagle Lager from India...which I swear must be filled straight from the sacred Ganges with a little alcohol added.

well...to be fair, tastes differ! If you are simply drinking for quenching thist on a limited budget, I can see some of those (we used to drink "Canadian Ace" in college ..$.89 a 6-pack..but I can't say I LIKED it...)

*I just had, last night, a bottle of Creemore Springs lager from Ontario..and it was really decent, though I guess I have just moved away from lagers as my taste has switched to beer with more flavor & hops. Creemore is made 'right', without additives or pasteurization, and I commend them.


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Subject: RE: BS: Screw Bush: Let's Talk Beer
From: mike the knife
Date: 12 Dec 03 - 05:40 PM

Ballantine is still being made- you'll find it often next to the "Malt Liquors" (Colt 45, Olde English 800 & the like) in many stores. Genesee Cream Ale is a guilty pleasure. Available for under USD$10.00 for a 30-pack in upstste New York. Actually decent beer. The Genesee 12 Horse Ale is/was a good one. Is that one still around?


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Subject: RE: BS: Screw Bush: Let's Talk Beer
From: Bill D
Date: 12 Dec 03 - 05:53 PM

the one that is NOT around anymore is Neuweilers Cream Ale..now THAT was worth the name. It was truly sweet and...umm..creamy. That was the last beer in a can that I enjoyed...Genesee is 'ok', but...


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Subject: RE: BS: Screw Bush: Let's Talk Beer
From: Dave Swan
Date: 12 Dec 03 - 05:55 PM

Bill D,

New Albion! You damn bethca, that was great beer. We were fortunate enough to play a number of parties at the brewery and wash our throats in beers brewed especailly for the occasion. They all had polite names, but I remember the brewmaster referrring to one batch as Ol' Dick in the Dirt, and another as Ol' Toe Sucker.

That bottle is worth something to a collector. I'm luck enough to have a t-shirt and a beer case from back then, both of them clearly showing Sal Guardino's beautiful label art.

When the brewery shut down, the equipment went to Hopland, CA as the original brewhouse at Mendocino Brewing, makers of Red Tail Ale. That venerable micro succumed to an Indian mega brewing conglomerate in the 90's. Same name. Different tasing beer. Pity.


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Subject: RE: BS: Screw Bush: Let's Talk Beer
From: Amos
Date: 12 Dec 03 - 06:18 PM

Now that we have discussed beer, who's been taking care of screwing Bush?? That's important too, y'know, guys!!


A


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Subject: RE: BS: Screw Bush: Let's Talk Beer
From: Peace
Date: 12 Dec 03 - 06:20 PM

Hey, Bill D: I ain't a connoisseur; just a workin' stiff who likes the odd beer. I am aware that the bottled Euro stuff can be pretty good. I've had the odd bit of horsepiss in my life, and I would defer to anyone else's taste when it comes to beer (or wine for that matter). I used to think Muscatel was OK.


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Subject: RE: BS: Screw Bush: Let's Talk Beer
From: Bill D
Date: 12 Dec 03 - 06:32 PM

well, brucie...if you can get ahold of that Creemore Springs, you may get started up the ladder *grin* (I am a NON-working stiff who don't drink much anymore, because I can't afford my own tastes !)


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Subject: RE: BS: Screw Bush: Let's Talk Beer
From: Peace
Date: 12 Dec 03 - 06:35 PM

Creemore Springs: where's it from?


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Subject: RE: BS: Screw Bush: Let's Talk Beer
From: Rapparee
Date: 12 Dec 03 - 06:57 PM

Oh, hell, I used to dring Lucky Lager in Korea, but I was young and innocent then.

I didn't say I *drank* 'em; I was askin' about 'em.

Last good lager was Atlas Praeger, best buy lager, Atlas Praeger lager beer. Brewed in Warsaw, Illinois by the Warsaw Brewing Company. Gone but not forgotten.


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Subject: RE: BS: Screw Bush: Let's Talk Beer
From: Peace
Date: 12 Dec 03 - 07:03 PM

The same here for a beer called O'Keefe Lager. I passed a few gallons of that in what I recall of my younger days. I have deja vu at times when I think I'm still passin' it decades later. I've gone off beer. At my age, I have to pee six times a night, and I hope to get out of bed for at least five of 'em. So, to echo Rapaire, forgotten, but not gone.


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Subject: RE: BS: Screw Bush: Let's Talk Beer
From: Rapparee
Date: 12 Dec 03 - 07:13 PM

Thing is, now days I drink for enjoyment of the taste, the complex interactions of the hops and barley with the headiness of the must or whatever the hell. But I don't drink like I used to, I drink for enjoyment of the drink.

Which means I don't drink a lot, but I drink expensive.


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Subject: RE: BS: Screw Bush: Let's Talk Beer
From: Peace
Date: 12 Dec 03 - 07:17 PM

Yeah, me too. When I was younger, quantity counted. Now I'm not younger, and not able. Quality does mean something. Never have more 'n two or five at a time. And then only two three times a year. Well, what's a guy to do?


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Subject: RE: BS: Screw Bush: Let's Talk Beer
From: Peace
Date: 12 Dec 03 - 10:10 PM

This seemed like the appropriate time and place to post the following: Labatt 50.


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Subject: RE: BS: Screw Bush: Let's Talk Beer
From: Amos
Date: 12 Dec 03 - 10:17 PM

Well it seems brucie is not going to be screwing Bush for us. Who else???


A


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Subject: RE: BS: Screw Bush: Let's Talk Beer
From: Bill D
Date: 12 Dec 03 - 10:28 PM

Creemore, Ontario


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Subject: RE: BS: Screw Bush: Let's Talk Beer
From: Peace
Date: 13 Dec 03 - 01:02 AM

Well, I figgered by now one of the real beer drinkers would be finding ol' Dubya pretty good lookin' and after a lonely night in the suds be wanting his company. I personally never drank that much beer; don't think I could. Ain't even willin' to try. Besides, don't need no foreign affairs. HA HA.

Thanks for the info, Bill D. Much appreciated.


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Subject: RE: BS: Screw Bush: Let's Talk Beer
From: Dave Bryant
Date: 13 Dec 03 - 04:31 AM

After a big international beer festival, four chairmen of large brewing companies met up in the bar of their hotel. The waiter came over to ask them what they wanted to drink. "I'll have a Bud - it's the beer of America" said the chairman of Budweiser. "Make mine a Coors - the beer made with pure mountain sprig water", said the chairman of Coors. The chairman of Corona similarly ordered his own brand of beer. "And what will you have sir ?" the waiter asked the final member of the group. "Just bring me a lemonade" was the answer from the Guiness chairman, " - If these gentleman aren't drinking beer, then I won't either".


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Subject: RE: BS: Screw Bush: Let's Talk Beer
From: lady penelope
Date: 13 Dec 03 - 05:40 AM

LOL Dave.

My favourite........Fullers Honey Dew. I originally found this at a mini beer festival in the FILO pub in Hastings ( Fullers is a London brewer ) and have been happily quaffing it ever since. Then Sainsbury's started selling it it bottles (hurrah, I live in east London and there's only one Fullers pub nearby ) and I found out it was organic!?

But if I can get it... Froach Heather ale ( which as it's name suggests is made with heather rather than hops ). I like the way it doesn't get you roaring drunk, you just suddenly realise that your legs have ceased to function in tandem.........

TTFN Lady P.


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Subject: RE: BS: Screw Bush: Let's Talk Beer
From: Rapparee
Date: 13 Dec 03 - 10:08 AM

Alaska Brewing has their Winter Beers out.

Oh, my. Whatever shall I drin...do?


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Subject: RE: BS: Screw Bush: Let's Talk Beer
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 13 Dec 03 - 10:35 AM

Ditto Kim C but London brewery Yougs double chocolate stout, wow !
eric


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Subject: RE: BS: Screw Bush: Let's Talk Beer
From: Peg
Date: 13 Dec 03 - 10:57 AM

I believe it is is spelled Fraoch, but yes, that heather ale is wonderful! I believe you can order it online by the case...


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Subject: RE: BS: Screw Bush: Let's Talk Beer
From: GUEST,Obie
Date: 13 Dec 03 - 12:26 PM

Keith's is not available worldwide! A pity, but so it must be. If it was made in the quantity of Bud it too, would degenerate to horsepiss.


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Subject: RE: BS: Screw Bush: Let's Talk Beer
From: GUEST,Ghost of Alexander Keith
Date: 13 Dec 03 - 12:34 PM

Thim horse-pish brewin' bastards frae Molsons and Labatts will nae tak control o' my brew'ry whilst I'm here hauntin' the place, I vow ye!


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Subject: RE: BS: Screw Bush: Let's Talk Beer
From: GUEST,Good Old American
Date: 13 Dec 03 - 05:34 PM

Bud


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Subject: RE: BS: Screw Bush: Let's Talk Beer
From: Peace
Date: 13 Dec 03 - 06:19 PM

Bud,

It ain't all that bad on a really hot day. But it isn't Coor's. Be nice when you answer. I may be the only Canadian you'll ever meet who will admit to liking some American beer. (But please have the good grace not to tell anyone. I still live in Canada and I don't want to be drummed out of the country.)


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Subject: RE: BS: Screw Bush: Let's Talk Beer
From: Bill D
Date: 13 Dec 03 - 07:59 PM

Bud IS that bad..on a hot day, on a cold day, on ANY day...it is the paradigm example of what has given American beer a bad name in the world. Unfortunately, there are others which attempt to copy Bud, and turn out even worse! All the clopping Clydesdales in the world can't make all those additives taste good..(hmmm...Clydesdales,,,do you suppose the drains from their stalls...naawwww...)


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Subject: RE: BS: Screw Bush: Let's Talk Beer
From: Willie-O
Date: 13 Dec 03 - 09:26 PM

Why this is just fascinating.

Bill D, it's a clear indication of your artistic personality that you have happened upon The Best Beer you can get in Ontario. Creemore it is!

But I'm kind of amazed that you have some--is it sold there? Or did someone bring it to you special? Cause there is one thing that separates Creemore from all the other fine micro-, mini- and designer-brewery products. (Designer beers are fancy-label, small quantity beers actually produced by major breweries--say no more). They make a fine lager, and INSIST ON IT BEING SOLD FRESH. They allegedly go to every retailer and pub that carries their product, once a week, remove any unsold stock, and replace it with fresh. That's why it sells for $2.65/500 ml bottle in the LCBO, and why it's worth it. Fresh beer is so much better!

That is particularly a nice quality at pubs, where it is less expensive than your Guinness and other imports. Bill you really must come up and experience some quality time at a few well-polished horizontal-woodwork establishments with me. May I suggest the Stewart Park Festival in Perth next July, and I will introduce you to the sublime delights of "Ontario assisted suicide", available at Fiddleheads pub: their special poutine made with Guinness-laced gravy, washed down with draft Creemore. (Single malt chaser for the health fanatics).

"What's poutine?", I hear you asking as your nostrils perk up.
Why it is naught but the very best French Fries (as we still refer to them, bound as we are to tradition and multiculturalism), deeply soaked in a mixture of the aforementioned specially annointed gravy, and melted cheese curds, served in this case on a lovely ceramic platter, in other cases in a styrofoam box.

Oh, man. We're not allowed to spend a fin on this delicacy very often...(clutches chest and starts to topple in dramatic slow motion)

I bet you're wondering how poutine came to Ontario. The food, not the former prime minister, (as of yesterday) who is another story for anodder day, dere. Maybe you're not wondering, but tough. I'm drinkin' IPA (can't afford Creemore, pls send $$), so you're gonna hear about it. Scratch that, I finished the IPA (Wells, a good party bottle but it goes flat too quick after you open it...not like that luscious Creemore) and am now into something euphemistically labelled "STRONG PREMIUM LAGER".

It all goes back to another time and place, the fifties in Montreal. Those were happy days, mon ami. Brador in the brasseries, (an unheard of 6.5% active ingredients) and a chipwagon by every curb, liberally doling out the poutine to the happily inebriated habitants of the brasseries. "In a slow week, I'm in here seven days," one of them said to me.

It seemed like the bon temps would roulant pour tout le journee, mais non. The owners of the brick and mortar restaurants were not tres contente avec le status quo, huh uh. Many of them had interesting connections both with the municipal council and with some local citizens lacking official titles but with certain tres persuavis ways about them.

That is why, one sad summer, the length and breadth of Isle de Montreal, hundreds of old stepvans, many of which hadn't moved in years, were having old tires pumped up or in extreme cases replaced, plywood skirting removed, and batteries charged, for their last fateful voyages.

Finally, with a last wave to the tearful children and the forever hungry brasserie patrons who gathered on the corners to mark the end of the good old days, the converted bread and milk trucks lurched off down the 2 & 20 and finally swayed across the long bridge over Deux Montagnes and rolled west to ply their toothsome trade somewhere in Ontario.

Onward surged the ragged fleet of entrepeneurial spudcutters.   Many a venerable Grumman Stepmaster and Chev Curbside came to rest in a gas station parking lot, wherever its running gear heaved its last dying sigh of metal-on-metal, in little Ontario towns with funny names like Marmora and Moonbeam, and within hours were open for business and becoming part of the day-to-day life of Ontario the Beautiful...and thus were we introduced to the food of the gods.

Except in The Glebe, a tony Ottawa neighbourhood where they sicced bylaws on them, and occasionally resorted to vigilante action to keep their sidewalks respectable and cholesterol-free...figures.   

This saga was chronicled in John Steinbeck's great novel "The Gravy of Wrath".
...

Well, you asked. Or, actually, you didn't. Whatever.

W-O
Mixed Up In Moonbeam


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Subject: RE: BS: Screw Bush: Let's Talk Beer
From: Bill D
Date: 13 Dec 03 - 10:50 PM

well, if the painful truth be told, I have some Creemore because it was (shhh) abandoned at the Getaway. Being one of the last to leave each year, and having this BIG van, I get to haul off lost & found. I 'thought' it was purchased locally by members of the Shellbacks, but I don't know that for sure. In any case, I ended up with 4 bottles, and have 2 left.

You shore do paint a fine picure of the good life in Ontario! (I do like the single malt chaser concept!) It's interesting that the ONLY time I was ever in Canada was to buy beer..(in 1981, think)...we had been in the 1000 Islands of the St. Lawrence, and just drove across the river and searched out a beer store...got that Brador and 4-5 other fine brews and headed home.

Well, at the border, the customs guy asked "anything to declare?"......"ummm...beer", I said.."how MUCH beer?" "ummm..several cases"..."Maybe we better take a look"....so I open the trunk, which was STUFFED with STUFF from camping and traveling, and I started pulling out beer from every nook & cranny... I guess my candor and the growing line behind us were enough, 'cause he just said..."ok...that looks about right..go ON!"

I was just learning about beer then, but I did enjoy the fruits of that trip for many weeks!

Now ..poutine, I have heard of, but never had the dubious pleasure of...but it sure sounds like something I have created accidently from various leftovers! So...I will indeed contemplate combining music, wood and several of the 4 basic food groups (alcohol, grease, sugar, chocolate) sometime!

I am so glad I asked...*grin*...


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Subject: RE: BS: Screw Bush: Let's Talk Beer
From: Amos
Date: 13 Dec 03 - 11:10 PM

So did you tell them about screwing Bush??

A


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Subject: RE: BS: Screw Bush: Let's Talk Beer
From: Bill D
Date: 13 Dec 03 - 11:22 PM

only Bush available then was at the CIA, I think, and that might have been a 'bit' risky...


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Subject: RE: BS: Screw Bush: Let's Talk Beer
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 14 Dec 03 - 05:03 AM

lets all get pissed on the beer and screw each other , fuck Bush
eric


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Subject: RE: BS: Screw Bush: Let's Talk Beer
From: Peace
Date: 14 Dec 03 - 01:48 PM

Bill D: I seldom take issue with people on inconsequential matters. However, what you have written is a posting that requires clarification. Brador is a high-alcohol content beer. It is not a tasty beer. It is not a friendly beer. It is not a good burping beer. It has the charm and personality of a sidewinder. I had a few in my younger days (cases that is--(had a few of those cases too)) and it gives one a terrible hangover, kidneys that hurt for days, a pecker that regrets being attached to ones body because it thinkds its one function in life is to channel rotten urine, and . . . . I should stop here. Let me sum it up thus: I would sooner drink liquid s#it.


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Subject: RE: BS: Screw Bush: Let's Talk Beer
From: Peace
Date: 14 Dec 03 - 01:50 PM

On second thought, it ain't all that bad! Sorry, Bill D.


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Subject: RE: BS: Screw Bush: Let's Talk Beer
From: Dave Bryant
Date: 15 Dec 03 - 05:11 AM

I tend to drink out of a quart tankard - mainly because it saves queuing at the bar so much - and having to push my way out of crowded singarounds etc and also the fact that a single pint won't last me through a half-hour club spot. As I'm a thirsty sod, I prefer to drink "session beers" which are 4% or under - here's a list of some of my favourites.

Young's (Wandsworth) ordinary bitter
McMullen's (Hertford) AK
Adnam's (Southwold) ordinary bitter
Shepherd Neame bitter
Ridley's (Chelmsford)IPA
Fuller's Chiswick bitter - I wish they still made their "Hock" it was like a light porter - very moor-ish
Larkin's (Chiddingstone, Kent) bitter - lovely flavour, but only 3.4%
Harvey's (Lewes) Sussex Bitter
Brakspear's (Henley) ordinary bitter
Caledonian Brewery Deuchars - one of the very pale bitters with the fruity flavour of "Cascade" hops
And I even enjoy a pint of Courage Best Bitter !

Beers don't need to be strong to be tasty - it sometimes annoys me that many specialist "Real Ale" pubs only seem to want to stock the ones which are 5% or over.


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Subject: RE: BS: Screw Bush: Let's Talk Beer
From: GUEST,Den
Date: 15 Dec 03 - 09:45 AM

Guinness from the Tain Pub in Dundalk.


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Subject: RE: BS: Screw Bush: Let's Talk Beer
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Dec 03 - 09:59 AM

Tolly Cobbold..Sharp Angus and Propeller Bitter


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Subject: RE: BS: Screw Bush: Let's Talk Beer
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Dec 03 - 10:03 AM

Keith's India Pale Ale..top of the notch in Nova Scotia.


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Subject: RE: BS: Screw Bush: Let's Talk Beer
From: Peace
Date: 15 Dec 03 - 10:40 AM

What about Schooner?


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Subject: RE: BS: Screw Bush: Let's Talk Beer
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Dec 03 - 10:43 AM

Personally, I think Schooner is a dreadful beer..but to each his own. Nova Scotia has many great beers..Schooner is not Among them..in my opinion.


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Subject: RE: BS: Screw Bush: Let's Talk Beer
From: Cluin
Date: 15 Dec 03 - 02:22 PM

Schooner used to be really good, before Labatt's screwed it up. Haven't had Alpine in a long time. Do they still bottle it?


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Subject: RE: BS: Screw Bush: Let's Talk Beer
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Dec 03 - 02:28 PM

Yep, Alpine is still around as tastes the same as it always did...???
Moosehead is still with us as well. N.S. has some great micro brews, Garrisn Red is excellent as all the beer made by Propeller. The Sharp Angus mentioned above is also a micro brew that is very good or was, I am not sure if it is still made. Odd thing is that the Government liquor stores do not recognize the good local beers and shelve them with forgein beers..odd eh ?
   The best large brewery beer is Keith's.. an excellent India Pale.


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Subject: RE: BS: Screw Bush: Let's Talk Beer
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Dec 03 - 09:44 AM

I had forgotten Adnums...now that I remember it, I miss it.Good brew


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Subject: RE: BS: Screw Bush: Let's Talk Beer
From: Dave Bryant
Date: 16 Dec 03 - 10:58 AM

The other week Linda and I had a day trip to France and ended up in a bar in the Old Town of Boulogne. I'm not usuually keen on french beer, but we drank a draught brew called "Angelus" which was wonderful. In spite of the fact that it was a lager style beer and was presumably served on top pressure - we had to pop back for another one later.

The "Screw Bush" part of this thread reminds of the fact that when he was over here recently, he made up north to Blair's constituency Sedgfield in County Durham. The pub/restaurant that they dined at, serves quite a list of excellent real ales, but of course he didn't sample them as he's teetotal.


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Subject: RE: BS: Screw Bush: Let's Talk Beer
From: Willie-O
Date: 16 Dec 03 - 01:28 PM

I like Keiths. I am favourably predisposed towards anything Maritime, and this stuff definitely grows on you. Plus it has the unique virtue of getting cheaper as you go farther east.

3.95-5.25 Ontario
3.45 Halifax
3.25 Mabou


Bill D, I think your Creemore was left by Edmund and Charmion. (Judging from comments Edmund made in the Getaway thread)

W-O


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Subject: RE: BS: Screw Bush: Let's Talk Beer
From: *daylia*
Date: 16 Dec 03 - 02:03 PM

Screw Bush? A job best left to the true professionals, no doubt ...but hey, after last weekend I'll talk beer!

Had my debut with True North Premium Virgin Beer, and much to my surprise --- what a treat! So smooth, no bitter aftertaste, even has a bit of a satisfying "kick" to it. Makes Molson Ex taste like shoe polish, and Coors Light taste even MORE like watered down .... (never mind)

Beary impressive, especially to wash down the season's debut with a pair of snowshoes!

daylia


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Subject: RE: BS: Screw Bush: Let's Talk Beer
From: vectis
Date: 16 Dec 03 - 05:47 PM

Harveys is THE BEST SINGING BEER IN ENGLAND and they have the certificates to prove it!!!
They do a cracking bottled brown as well.
I love Gales HSB draught but it is real falling down fluid as is Harveys Old. What a way to go though :-))))))
Youngs winter warmer used to be nice but definately not for quaffing, do they still make it?


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Subject: RE: BS: Screw Bush: Let's Talk Beer
From: Dave Bryant
Date: 17 Dec 03 - 06:02 AM

Mary - of course Youngs still make Winter Warmer. Although I like their ordinary bitter, on a cold day, I often pop a half of WW in with it !

Harveys is on my list of beers.


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