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Title: Beer, Wine, Liquor, Spirits, Cocktails...Open Bar. Discuss, Recommend, etc.
Post by: guitarfool2002 on October 13, 2014, 07:49:33 AM
Starting this thread to discuss everything from craft beer to whiskey, open for discussions, reviews, recommendations, and anything else related. I've seen so many really good and interesting recommendations made in various threads but cannot remember what they were or where they were posted, so this hopefully will be the go-to place for those discussions. And if one starts in a thread, please feel free to move the discussion(s) here so everyone interested can more easily find the discussion.


I'm starting by asking about a current seasonal that is pretty widely available right now - the pumpkin beers. Any love for the pumpkin beers out there? I have a few favorites, but they may be too regional and difficult to find outside the general area to mention. I definitely don't consider the more hearty and flavorful pumpkin ales and other varieties a "session" beer, but especially those with the perfect blend of spices they make a terrific cold autumn night kind of treat.

From my days in Boston, the brewery right across from Fenway Park, just off Kenmore Square on the Green line, the Boston Beer Works has an "Autumn Works Pumpkin". This is over 20 years ago, but the Beer Works had one of the best pumpkin varieties I have ever had, although back then I don't think it had the same name. They do sell bottles outside of the location, but if you're in Boston in the fall stop in and try one on tap.

Another "keeper" that may be tough to find but worth the effort, again from the Boston region, is Cambridge Brewing Company "Great Pumpkin Ale". A slice of pumpkin pie in a pint glass...for those into that kind of flavor.


Title: Re: Beer, Wine, Liquor, Spirits, Cocktails...Open Bar. Discuss, Recommend, etc.
Post by: Summer_Days on October 13, 2014, 08:44:47 AM
I don't drink beer very often. Once in a blue moon, in fact, which is ironic since one of my two favorite beers is Blue Moon (the other is Killian's Irish Red). The beer to drink at Rockies games (Blue Moon was invented at Coors Field).

No, I prefer cocktails. My main drink (that I enjoy making myself at home, with my cocktail shaker) is a vodka martini.


Title: Re: Beer, Wine, Liquor, Spirits, Cocktails...Open Bar. Discuss, Recommend, etc.
Post by: guitarfool2002 on October 13, 2014, 09:10:43 AM
Killians is a good beer, I enjoy them too but haven't had one in a very long time. I guess it's due to all of the microbrews and small breweries that are now available - it feels like there is so much new to try, sometimes the old standards and old favorites can slip away with all those new options.

My cocktail of choice is a Manhattan.  :)


Title: Re: Beer, Wine, Liquor, Spirits, Cocktails...Open Bar. Discuss, Recommend, etc.
Post by: Lowbacca on October 13, 2014, 09:20:38 AM
Anyone familiar with Faxe? It's one of my favourites. Glorious Danish Lager, with a glorious percentage.

Quote from: wikipedia
It is well known around Germany for its 5% 1 litre cans, North America for its 8% & 10% 500mL cans, and Denmark where it is produced.

(http://oi61.tinypic.com/2ymxblz.jpg)
(http://oi59.tinypic.com/a580le.jpg)


Yours truly, knowing what's good for him in summer 2014:

(http://oi59.tinypic.com/2cmlsep.jpg)


Title: Re: Beer, Wine, Liquor, Spirits, Cocktails...Open Bar. Discuss, Recommend, etc.
Post by: halblaineisgood on October 13, 2014, 10:42:19 AM
I don't drink beer very often.

I don't always drink beer. but when I do, I don't drink very often.

Is that what you meant to say?  ;)

No??

k.

anyways...
I myself am enjoying a 12 pack of MGD 3.2 gas station beer. It's a real nightmare.


Title: Re: Beer, Wine, Liquor, Spirits, Cocktails...Open Bar. Discuss, Recommend, etc.
Post by: Lowbacca on October 13, 2014, 10:58:54 AM
I don't drink beer very often.

I don't always drink beer. but when I do, I don't drink very often.

Is that what you meant to say?  ;)

No??

k.
[...]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjvQFtlNQ-M


Title: Re: Beer, Wine, Liquor, Spirits, Cocktails...Open Bar. Discuss, Recommend, etc.
Post by: Mr. Verlander on October 13, 2014, 01:09:44 PM
I went through a pretty hard-core Mad Men phase. On the show, the drink of choice is an Old Fashioned. I had never had one, so I started trying to make them on my own. I did ok, and then I went to a wedding where they made for me, and those were pretty damn good. About 3 of those, along with the free Bud Light, and I was good to go.


Title: Re: Beer, Wine, Liquor, Spirits, Cocktails...Open Bar. Discuss, Recommend, etc.
Post by: Summer_Days on October 13, 2014, 01:29:44 PM
I don't drink beer very often.

I don't always drink beer. but when I do, I don't drink very often.

Is that what you meant to say?  ;)

No??

k.

anyways...
I myself am enjoying a 12 pack of MGD 3.2 gas station beer. It's a real nightmare.

That's not what I meant to say, no. But now that you mention it, Dos Equis is another beer I like. I have it when I'm eating Mexican food.


Title: Re: Beer, Wine, Liquor, Spirits, Cocktails...Open Bar. Discuss, Recommend, etc.
Post by: halblaineisgood on October 13, 2014, 02:02:26 PM
I went through a pretty hard-core Mad Men phase. On the show, the drink of choice is an Old Fashioned. I had never had one, so I started trying to make them on my own. I did ok, and then I went to a wedding where they made for me, and those were pretty damn good. About 3 of those, along with the free Bud Light, and I was good to go.
Mad Men is partly the reason why I no longer purchase Windsor. Windsor is borderline rotgut. Now I always go for the slight upgrade of Canadian Club. It is actually better,yes. But I'm also vain, and did it only for the fact that it's the spirit of choice on the television show Mad Men. I'm full of contradiction.


Title: Re: Beer, Wine, Liquor, Spirits, Cocktails...Open Bar. Discuss, Recommend, etc.
Post by: SMiLE Brian on October 13, 2014, 02:32:59 PM
Bud lights at club kokomo


Title: Re: Beer, Wine, Liquor, Spirits, Cocktails...Open Bar. Discuss, Recommend, etc.
Post by: Smilin Ed H on October 13, 2014, 02:43:10 PM
I avoid canned beer completely. Bottled is better but give me real ale on tap any day. And maybe a whisky to round off the session.


Title: Re: Beer, Wine, Liquor, Spirits, Cocktails...Open Bar. Discuss, Recommend, etc.
Post by: halblaineisgood on October 13, 2014, 02:46:15 PM
I live in a beer desert. If I could walk a few blocks to the brewpub for a nice ale, I would.


Title: Re: Beer, Wine, Liquor, Spirits, Cocktails...Open Bar. Discuss, Recommend, etc.
Post by: halblaineisgood on October 13, 2014, 02:47:07 PM
Bud lights at club kokomo
Selfies, please.


Title: Re: Beer, Wine, Liquor, Spirits, Cocktails...Open Bar. Discuss, Recommend, etc.
Post by: Alan Smith on October 13, 2014, 03:05:00 PM
I avoid canned beer completely. Bottled is better but give me real ale on tap any day. And maybe a whisky to round off the session.
Taps rule, they can lift even the shoddiest draught to a new level.

Curious about the Pumpkin beer mentioned by GF above - will look out for that.

A Western Australian brewer is cranking out a Mango beer - not sickly sweet but a lager style tends toward the crisp and dry; you wouldn't get rolling drunk on it, but you'd share a polite sixer with your wife or life partner in the backyard on a warm to hot sunny afternoon.

The brand name is Matso


Title: Re: Beer, Wine, Liquor, Spirits, Cocktails...Open Bar. Discuss, Recommend, etc.
Post by: bluesno1fann on October 13, 2014, 03:08:35 PM
I'm a bourbon and coke person  8)
I do have a soft spot for Sake too.


Title: Re: Beer, Wine, Liquor, Spirits, Cocktails...Open Bar. Discuss, Recommend, etc.
Post by: SMiLE Brian on October 13, 2014, 03:15:40 PM
I'm a bourbon and coke person  8)
I do have a soft spot for Sake too.
http://www.aa.org


Title: Re: Beer, Wine, Liquor, Spirits, Cocktails...Open Bar. Discuss, Recommend, etc.
Post by: alf wiedersehen on October 13, 2014, 03:16:29 PM
I'm totally a coke person, too. There is no joy in life like the joy of a nice, white line across a glass table. Sure, most nights end on the bathroom floor feeling like your heart's about to explode, but it's totally worth it.
I'll have to try washing it down with bourbon next time.


Title: Re: Beer, Wine, Liquor, Spirits, Cocktails...Open Bar. Discuss, Recommend, etc.
Post by: Niko on October 13, 2014, 03:18:10 PM
I drink a ton of beer, I have a soft spot for Bath Salts


Title: Re: Beer, Wine, Liquor, Spirits, Cocktails...Open Bar. Discuss, Recommend, etc.
Post by: SMiLE Brian on October 13, 2014, 03:19:48 PM
I don't think there is a self help group for that. ;)


Title: Re: Beer, Wine, Liquor, Spirits, Cocktails...Open Bar. Discuss, Recommend, etc.
Post by: hypehat on October 13, 2014, 03:23:57 PM
Well, to each his own. My favourite drink is a cool refreshing glass of pus.


Title: Re: Beer, Wine, Liquor, Spirits, Cocktails...Open Bar. Discuss, Recommend, etc.
Post by: Dudd on October 13, 2014, 03:25:01 PM
Oh, you've never tried urine?


Title: Re: Beer, Wine, Liquor, Spirits, Cocktails...Open Bar. Discuss, Recommend, etc.
Post by: alf wiedersehen on October 13, 2014, 03:25:55 PM
Oh, you've never tried urine?

I'm sure Hypehat's had his share of warm beer.


Title: Re: Beer, Wine, Liquor, Spirits, Cocktails...Open Bar. Discuss, Recommend, etc.
Post by: Dudd on October 13, 2014, 03:28:22 PM
I propose a pus drinking game.


Title: Re: Beer, Wine, Liquor, Spirits, Cocktails...Open Bar. Discuss, Recommend, etc.
Post by: SMiLE Brian on October 13, 2014, 03:32:54 PM
Isn't pus slang for four Loko. ;)


Title: Re: Beer, Wine, Liquor, Spirits, Cocktails...Open Bar. Discuss, Recommend, etc.
Post by: rab2591 on October 13, 2014, 04:02:16 PM
Perhaps when I'm older I'll learn to appreciate the finer worldly selection of beers. Heineken, Guinness, Stella Artois, Grolsch are my favorites at the moment. Though I usually drink Budweiser, PBR, or Rolling Rock, because I'm a cheap bastard.

A few years ago, after a long/hot/arduous day at work, my boss handed me a Budweiser out of his freezer - to this day it's the most satisfying beer I've ever had. Sometimes the situation you're in dictates how much you enjoy something, no matter how awful it actually is.

We have some great local brews around where I live, my favorite being one called Full Nelson

(http://www.bluemountainbrewery.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/MG_9895-300x200.jpg)

Has a wonderful lasting flavor. Vienna Lager is another local brew that is pretty damn good - especially from the tap.


Title: Re: Beer, Wine, Liquor, Spirits, Cocktails...Open Bar. Discuss, Recommend, etc.
Post by: bluesno1fann on October 13, 2014, 04:32:35 PM
I'm a bourbon and coke person  8)
I do have a soft spot for Sake too.
http://www.aa.org

I'm pretty sure that there are other people on this thread that needs it far more than me. I rarely - if ever - drink alcohol. Though I don't mind the two I mentioned, Alcohol is generally not my cup of tea.


Title: Re: Beer, Wine, Liquor, Spirits, Cocktails...Open Bar. Discuss, Recommend, etc.
Post by: Mr. Verlander on October 13, 2014, 04:40:25 PM


A few years ago, after a long/hot/arduous day at work, my boss handed me a Budweiser out of his freezer - to this day it's the most satisfying beer I've ever had. Sometimes the situation you're in dictates how much you enjoy something, no matter how awful it actually is.


Do you mean, Budweiser in general? Or that particular Budweiser on that particular day?


Title: Re: Beer, Wine, Liquor, Spirits, Cocktails...Open Bar. Discuss, Recommend, etc.
Post by: rab2591 on October 13, 2014, 04:45:42 PM


A few years ago, after a long/hot/arduous day at work, my boss handed me a Budweiser out of his freezer - to this day it's the most satisfying beer I've ever had. Sometimes the situation you're in dictates how much you enjoy something, no matter how awful it actually is.


Do you mean, Budweiser in general? Or that particular Budweiser on that particular day?

That particular budweiser on that day. Otherwise, I could probably do without budweiser for the rest of my life.


Title: Re: Beer, Wine, Liquor, Spirits, Cocktails...Open Bar. Discuss, Recommend, etc.
Post by: hypehat on October 13, 2014, 05:19:58 PM
I'm a bourbon and coke person  8)
I do have a soft spot for Sake too.
http://www.aa.org

I'm pretty sure that there are other people on this thread that needs it far more than me. I rarely - if ever - drink alcohol. Though I don't mind the two I mentioned, Alcohol is generally not my cup of tea.

I think he's suggesting you get therapy. Which you need.


Title: Re: Beer, Wine, Liquor, Spirits, Cocktails...Open Bar. Discuss, Recommend, etc.
Post by: bluesno1fann on October 13, 2014, 07:25:30 PM
I'm a bourbon and coke person  8)
I do have a soft spot for Sake too.
http://www.aa.org

I'm pretty sure that there are other people on this thread that needs it far more than me. I rarely - if ever - drink alcohol. Though I don't mind the two I mentioned, Alcohol is generally not my cup of tea.

I think he's suggesting you get therapy. Which you need.

Considering you guys don't know me personally, I don't think you have the right to judge


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Post by: zachrwolfe on October 13, 2014, 07:38:58 PM


Title: Re: Beer, Wine, Liquor, Spirits, Cocktails...Open Bar. Discuss, Recommend, etc.
Post by: alf wiedersehen on October 13, 2014, 07:44:42 PM
Morale to live by - If there are bigger alcoholics than you, you're not an alcoholic.

I use that same logic to justify my actions when I murder people.


Title:
Post by: zachrwolfe on October 13, 2014, 07:45:45 PM


Title: Re: Beer, Wine, Liquor, Spirits, Cocktails...Open Bar. Discuss, Recommend, etc.
Post by: guitarfool2002 on October 13, 2014, 07:48:16 PM
What kind of bar is this?  ;D

How about a few more recommendations for anyone to seek out and try? I gave two pumpkin brews but I'm thinking they may be limited to the New England area. Aren't there any regional favorites to suggest? That's kind of what this was set up for...

If the barstools start flying and a guy gets slung face-first down the length of the bar, we're in trouble.


Title: Re: Beer, Wine, Liquor, Spirits, Cocktails...Open Bar. Discuss, Recommend, etc.
Post by: bluesno1fann on October 13, 2014, 07:49:41 PM
That's a pretty stupid moral, and in case people are insinuating something by my comment, that's not what I agree with. I'd just like to make this clear to those who don't realize this:

I have maybe 3 or 4 drinks a year. How in the hell does that imply I'm alcoholic. Can't I make a comment without being sh*t on?


Title: Re: Beer, Wine, Liquor, Spirits, Cocktails...Open Bar. Discuss, Recommend, etc.
Post by: guitarfool2002 on October 13, 2014, 07:53:13 PM
It's all good from here on out, let's try to get back to sharing a few favorite brews, or cocktails, or something.


Title: Re: Beer, Wine, Liquor, Spirits, Cocktails...Open Bar. Discuss, Recommend, etc.
Post by: rogerlancelot on October 13, 2014, 09:39:24 PM
Despite their reputation, Old Milwaukee makes a great canned N.A. beer for those of us who prefer to be the designated driver.

 ;)


Title: Re: Beer, Wine, Liquor, Spirits, Cocktails...Open Bar. Discuss, Recommend, etc.
Post by: Niko on October 14, 2014, 12:40:53 AM
What's wrong with therapy anyhow...

How about a few more recommendations for anyone to seek out and try? I gave two pumpkin brews but I'm thinking they may be limited to the New England area. Aren't there any regional favorites to suggest? That's kind of what this was set up for...

I tried some Blue Moon Pumpkin Ale recently - good sh*t. Would drink again soon.

I really love drinking pints at the pub with friends...its really the saddest part about being a student in America. I can't legally drink anymore! Damn law  >:( A friend of mine had a party on the top floor of the Ozone bar, the highest bar in the world. I didn't take this photo, but here's the view:
(http://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/02/39/ba/86/the-view-from-the-outside.jpg)

Now imagine that with an open bar! Good, good times.

My go-to beer is usually either Hoegaarden, Heineken, or Stella. I usually have a pint of one of those + whatever specialty the pub has.
I tried one of these expecting great things:

(http://www.ocado.com/catalog/images-hires/39369011_H.jpg?identifier=26bea7aeb1e663560418f8837927a87a)

Very bland. Did not live up to cool name and logo.


My last trip to Japan involved raiding the 7/11's for every kind of alcohol they supplied - they've got a lot of fun fruity drinks with high alcohol content, but not much interesting beer...and I'm not a big fan of the Sapporo/Asahi/Kirin, though you can't really complain when you're getting it out of a beer vending machine in your hostel lobby.
(http://japantravelmate.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/japanese-happoshu-beer-sapporo-asahi-kirin.jpg)


And an honorable mention goes out to Bear Beer, which comes in 6, 8, 10 and 12 percent alcohol content. Not a very enjoyable beer, but its fun to drink.
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/7/6050/6301304865_9d86e50118_z.jpg)


Title: Re: Beer, Wine, Liquor, Spirits, Cocktails...Open Bar. Discuss, Recommend, etc.
Post by: stack-o-tracks on October 14, 2014, 12:44:56 AM
Love me some beer. I live in what they call "wine country" but I'm not a fan of that grape drink really at all.

Some favs: Pabst Blue Ribbon, Miller High Life, Lost Coast Great White, almost anything Lagunitas makes, Mississippi Mud.

I live about 20 minutes from the Lagunitas brewery in Petaluma, so I've got to support my local economy by buying their beers. I really dig most of their seasonals. Hairy Eyeball, Lil Sumpin Extra or Wild, and the Undercover Investigation Shutdown ale in particular.They also make a delightful Cappuccino stout. Try it if you never have!!!

PS Pliny The Elder is overrated but goes great with some mussels and garlic fries.


Title: Re: Beer, Wine, Liquor, Spirits, Cocktails...Open Bar. Discuss, Recommend, etc.
Post by: stack-o-tracks on October 14, 2014, 12:46:50 AM
What's wrong with therapy anyhow...


Are you kidding? A non-judgmental somebody to listen to you talk about your trials and tribulations and offer advice on overcoming them? Pfft, no fuckin' thank you.  ::)


Title: Re: Beer, Wine, Liquor, Spirits, Cocktails...Open Bar. Discuss, Recommend, etc.
Post by: Niko on October 14, 2014, 01:03:17 AM
Edit: deleted

I have a memory from a tv show where the town therapist who listens to everyone's troubles and takes notes is eventually revealed to just have been doodling for the years he spent listening to people talk. Anyone know what show that is? My brain snapped to Twin Peaks, but I don't think that's it.


Title: Re: Beer, Wine, Liquor, Spirits, Cocktails...Open Bar. Discuss, Recommend, etc.
Post by: bluesno1fann on October 14, 2014, 03:06:01 AM
What's wrong with therapy anyhow...

Generally there's nothing wrong with it. But I don't like it when people who don't know me personally says that I need therapy, especially given the context. It's just not appropriate, and it came out of the blue, unprovoked.


Title: Re: Beer, Wine, Liquor, Spirits, Cocktails...Open Bar. Discuss, Recommend, etc.
Post by: Mr. Verlander on October 14, 2014, 03:28:23 AM
What's wrong with therapy anyhow...

How about a few more recommendations for anyone to seek out and try? I gave two pumpkin brews but I'm thinking they may be limited to the New England area. Aren't there any regional favorites to suggest? That's kind of what this was set up for...

I tried some Blue Moon Pumpkin Ale recently - good sh*t. Would drink again soon.

I really love drinking pints at the pub with friends...its really the saddest part about being a student in America. I can't legally drink anymore! Damn law  >:( A friend of mine had a party on the top floor of the Ozone bar, the highest bar in the world. I didn't take this photo, but here's the view:
(http://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/02/39/ba/86/the-view-from-the-outside.jpg)

Now imagine that with an open bar! Good, good times.

My go-to beer is usually either Hoegaarden, Heineken, or Stella. I usually have a pint of one of those + whatever specialty the pub has.
I tried one of these expecting great things:

(http://www.ocado.com/catalog/images-hires/39369011_H.jpg?identifier=26bea7aeb1e663560418f8837927a87a)

Very bland. Did not live up to cool name and logo.


My last trip to Japan involved raiding the 7/11's for every kind of alcohol they supplied - they've got a lot of fun fruity drinks with high alcohol content, but not much interesting beer...and I'm not a big fan of the Sapporo/Asahi/Kirin, though you can't really complain when you're getting it out of a beer vending machine in your hostel lobby.
(http://japantravelmate.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/japanese-happoshu-beer-sapporo-asahi-kirin.jpg)


And an honorable mention goes out to Bear Beer, which comes in 6, 8, 10 and 12 percent alcohol content. Not a very enjoyable beer, but its fun to drink.
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/7/6050/6301304865_9d86e50118_z.jpg)

Seriously, any beer that says 'creamy white' on it can't be very good.


Title: Re: Beer, Wine, Liquor, Spirits, Cocktails...Open Bar. Discuss, Recommend, etc.
Post by: smilethebeachboysloveyou on October 14, 2014, 06:49:20 AM
I'm quite fond of umeshu (Japanese plum wine).  The best kinds I've had have actual fermented umes in the bottle.  I'm also partial to magkeolli, which is a kind of unfiltered Korean rice wine (though its alcoholic content is closer to beer) that looks like milk and tends to be imbibed in picnic-like settings.  I remember people drinking it before paragliding competitions in Korea, which I wouldn't recommend (and never tried myself), but it is quite good.

Soju is terrible though.  It tastes like hand sanitizer.


Title: Re: Beer, Wine, Liquor, Spirits, Cocktails...Open Bar. Discuss, Recommend, etc.
Post by: halblaineisgood on October 14, 2014, 08:13:52 AM
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Title: Re: Beer, Wine, Liquor, Spirits, Cocktails...Open Bar. Discuss, Recommend, etc.
Post by: halblaineisgood on October 14, 2014, 08:16:15 AM
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Title: Re: Beer, Wine, Liquor, Spirits, Cocktails...Open Bar. Discuss, Recommend, etc.
Post by: Peadar 'Big Dinner' O'Driscoll on October 14, 2014, 10:41:21 AM
I'm drinking a beer right now  ;D

(http://www.beersofeurope.co.uk/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/298x308/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/pimages/KonigPilsener.jpg)


Title: Re: Beer, Wine, Liquor, Spirits, Cocktails...Open Bar. Discuss, Recommend, etc.
Post by: Ovi on October 14, 2014, 11:01:11 AM
I don't really drink anything else other than beer. As far as that goes, you can't beat Grolsch in my book.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/85/Grolsch_premium_lager_bottle_unopened.jpg)


Title: Re: Beer, Wine, Liquor, Spirits, Cocktails...Open Bar. Discuss, Recommend, etc.
Post by: Ovi on October 14, 2014, 11:02:43 AM
The Czech Staropramen is also pretty popular around here and very enjoyable.


Title: Re: Beer, Wine, Liquor, Spirits, Cocktails...Open Bar. Discuss, Recommend, etc.
Post by: halblaineisgood on October 14, 2014, 11:49:28 AM
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Title: Re: Beer, Wine, Liquor, Spirits, Cocktails...Open Bar. Discuss, Recommend, etc.
Post by: the captain on October 14, 2014, 12:08:15 PM
Off work, I'm about to have a Fulton Sweet Child of Vine IPA. (One of Minnesota's fine IPAs. We have great IPAs, terrible IPA names.)


Title: Re: Beer, Wine, Liquor, Spirits, Cocktails...Open Bar. Discuss, Recommend, etc.
Post by: Mr. Verlander on October 14, 2014, 12:13:46 PM
I'm quite fond of umeshu (Japanese plum wine).  The best kinds I've had have actual fermented umes in the bottle.  I'm also partial to magkeolli, which is a kind of unfiltered Korean rice wine (though its alcoholic content is closer to beer) that looks like milk and tends to be imbibed in picnic-like settings.  I remember people drinking it before paragliding competitions in Korea, which I wouldn't recommend (and never tried myself), but it is quite good.

Soju is terrible though.  It tastes like hand sanitizer.

When I first read this, I read it as 'actual fermented urine in the bottle'. That sounded worse than creamy, white beer.


Title: Re: Beer, Wine, Liquor, Spirits, Cocktails...Open Bar. Discuss, Recommend, etc.
Post by: Niko on October 14, 2014, 02:09:13 PM
I had a ritual with a close friend to meet at this Chinese deli in town - we'd both order BBQ Pork rice with an egg. It would arrive 45 seconds after ordering with a bottle or two of Tsing Tsao.

Tsing Tsao is pretty decent.


Title: Re: Beer, Wine, Liquor, Spirits, Cocktails...Open Bar. Discuss, Recommend, etc.
Post by: bluesno1fann on October 14, 2014, 02:54:26 PM
Alcohol is generally not my cup of tea.
Then why are you here  

It's generally not my cup of tea, but I still like a few alcoholic beverages. Which I decided to post as it's kinda the point of this thread.


Title: Re: Beer, Wine, Liquor, Spirits, Cocktails...Open Bar. Discuss, Recommend, etc.
Post by: halblaineisgood on October 14, 2014, 09:43:32 PM
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Post by: halblaineisgood on October 14, 2014, 09:49:46 PM
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Post by: halblaineisgood on October 14, 2014, 09:54:49 PM
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Title: Re: Beer, Wine, Liquor, Spirits, Cocktails...Open Bar. Discuss, Recommend, etc.
Post by: halblaineisgood on October 14, 2014, 09:59:07 PM
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Title: Re: Beer, Wine, Liquor, Spirits, Cocktails...Open Bar. Discuss, Recommend, etc.
Post by: Bean Bag on October 19, 2014, 09:57:11 PM
Scotch is the grand whiskey.  But I've recently taken a liking to Rye.



Title: Re: Beer, Wine, Liquor, Spirits, Cocktails...Open Bar. Discuss, Recommend, etc.
Post by: Niko on October 19, 2014, 10:04:40 PM
Rye is not my cup of tea. A cup of tea usually is, however.

My favorite liquor is Jaegermeister...but its expensive and I really haven't given the darker liquors a chance. The typical teenager only buys vodka, gin and tequila for parties, and when I buy liquor myself I get Jaeger. So once I get some Jack Daniel's I'll have to come back here and post my thoughts - and I've seen what it can do. hypehat's drunk reviews were all whiskey fueled.


Title: Re: Beer, Wine, Liquor, Spirits, Cocktails...Open Bar. Discuss, Recommend, etc.
Post by: the captain on October 21, 2014, 03:43:11 PM
It's a chilly day but that doesn't mean a cool beer is out of the question. A Schell's Pilsner it is. (And then more.) Schell's, for those of you who can't get it, is a regional beer with deep German roots in New Ulm, Minnesota, established in 1860 or something like that. They were a micro before micros were cool, generally just plugging along with a few basic styles. They've expanded a bit in recent years, but mostly just do a really solid job with a few (mostly, but not exclusively) German styles.


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Post by: Smilin Ed H on October 21, 2014, 03:59:22 PM
Whisky? The Macallan or or Cardhu or Edradour or Bunnahabhain. Maybe with a little water, but definitely no ice. Jamesons with ice, however.


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Post by: halblaineisgood on October 26, 2014, 12:24:13 AM
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Post by: halblaineisgood on October 26, 2014, 12:30:21 AM
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Post by: Niko on October 26, 2014, 12:57:45 AM
They're definitely fun drinks, party due to the presentation and the fact you can get them from vending machines...and all the amazing salty snacks you can only get in Asia.

I'll look through my photos from japan, I feel like I'm forgetting some cool alcohol related things. One Cup is cool, it's just a little jar of sake. Doesn't ready compare to some I've the Chinese liquors I've consumed that are above 55% alcohol. That stuff is hard to drink but the buzz is nuts.


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Post by: halblaineisgood on October 26, 2014, 01:57:16 AM
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Post by: MaryUSA on November 11, 2014, 09:46:14 AM
Hi all,

I like white wines.  Chardonnay is very good.  I am trying the sweeter whites so that I can have a glass with friends who like it if I go out with them.  I don't like white wine z.


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Post by: bgas on November 11, 2014, 09:55:23 AM
Rumchata!!


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Post by: Mikie on November 11, 2014, 10:22:47 AM
Everclear.


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Post by: Smilin Ed H on January 25, 2015, 06:02:13 AM
Whisky for Burns' Night?

http://fridaynightboys300.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/poem-and-whisky-for-burns-night-tam.html


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Post by: Lee Marshall on January 25, 2015, 07:23:49 AM
Ah yes...Wee Robbie.  I tend to only drink Scotch maybe two or three times a year.  Burns night being one of them.  [I played bass drum in a Pipe and Drum band for some 6 years...'til I moved in the fall.  Hope to start again here in the spring.  We hosted a Robbie Burns banquet and show every January.]

I like [cold] Beer [on a HOT day only]  To tell the experts here a little something...I really don't know the difference between Canadian Beer and Ale.  A Guinness?...THAT I can tell.  [Best bought and consumed in Ireland where it's the Good Stuff...and where they pour it properly]

I like Wine...dry red wine...with dinner.  Not really so much on its own.

Liquor?  Oh YA!!!  Now we're talkin'  Im a rum guy.  Generally white rum...although Appleton's amber out of Jamaica is really good.  My favourite white rum is Mount Gay...a product of Barbados.  To me it is THE BEST tasting white rum in the world. Unique.  Great with a little piece of lime and COKE. [Never Pepsi for any kind of rum.  Whoever invented Pepsi obviously didn't drink...or like...rum.]  For 'pedestrian white rum...again with COKE...I guess Bacardi is good enough.  Most of those brands all taste pretty much the same.  For a kick to the kidneys...The Wray and Nephew over-proof white rum out of Jamaica is really GREAT.  I Like it 2nd best of all the rums available to me.  I've gone out of my way to order it by the box because they don't stock it everywhere I've lived and it has to be brought in specially...hence by the case.  One has to be careful getting to know this rum 'cause it'll put you down on your ass HARD in no time flat if you don't know what you're doing.  Do NOT drink this with any kind of cola.  It doesn't mix well.  Instead mix it with the Jamaican grapefruit-based drink called 'TING'...or...use just plain water.  [Of course all of these rum drinks should also be served 'on the rocks'.

Anything else...I just visit ever so occasionally.  [except for gin which I absolutely loathe]


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Post by: MaryUSA on January 25, 2015, 07:57:48 AM
Hi all,

I like white wine and champagne.  I do have sweet martinis every now and then. 


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Post by: Mike Garneau on January 25, 2015, 08:31:36 AM
I hardly ever drink alcohol anymore, but when I do I like a cold Bitburger Beer.


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Post by: bluesno1fann on March 05, 2015, 05:00:59 PM
Vodka and Coca-Cola mixed together is a match made in heaven  :angel:  ;D


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Post by: stack-o-tracks on March 21, 2015, 11:58:35 PM
Lagunitas recently released this "High West-ified" Imperial Coffee Stout that was brewed with  local (California treated) coffee, and aged in used "High West" brand bourbon & rye barrels. It's in super-limited edition quantities, and probably only available near states with a Lagunitas brewery (California and Illinois) but I gotta say for a person who isn't a fan of stouts OR coffee, buy this beer if you see it, even if it's at that $8.99 (per 22oz bomber) price tag a lot of places are selling it for.


I'm terrible at describing scents or flavors since my deviated septum causes distorted, diminished perceptions of both, but this brew is crazy delicious.... You can taste the bourbon/rye for like a second after drinking, before it finishes with a smooth coffee/stout/beer flavor.

Terrible at descriptions, as I mentioned, but. I live in "wine country" and people always talk about that garbage spoiled grape juice like it's actually delicious, when all you can actually taste is poison and wine barrel.


Well this "coffee stout" which is brewed in "wine country", you can only taste nasty barrel wood flavor for but a second, before that smooth, delicious, hoppy, Lagunitas flavor. Usually you get that choking-type thing when you drink hard stuff, but this bourbon barrel brewed beer only has the flavor for a second before it moves onto the beer-fan flavor.



If you can't tell, I have a terrible time describing it, but in conclusion, buy Lagunitas' "High West-ified Coffee Stout" if you are blessed with the opportunity to purchase it.


Otherwise, you'll have the opportunity to buy it (probably from myself or other a-holes fortunate enough to dwell in the SF bay area) in the next few months/years for way more cash monies than it originally sold for.


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Post by: halblaineisgood on March 22, 2015, 04:28:19 AM
I hardly ever drink alcohol anymore, but when I do I like a cold Bitburger Beer.
That's your preference? That's what you prefer??


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Post by: bluesno1fann on March 31, 2015, 06:30:56 AM
One drink which I don't recommend is Southern Comfort. I'm aware that many people like it, but when I tried it, I hated it. As it turned out, most of my friends hate it as well. But then again, if you're into sweet alcohol, you may like it. Otherwise, avoid it...


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Post by: KDS on April 22, 2015, 09:34:02 AM
Bambu,

I couldn't agree more. 

I used to like Southern Comfort when I was in my early 20s (now 34). 

As an impulse, I picked up a mini for 99 cents at a local liquor store.  When I tried it, I almost spit it out. 

When it comes to liquor, I usually stick with bourbon (neat) when the weather is cooler, and spiced rum (neat or in a cocktail) when the weather warms up.


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Post by: undercover-m on April 25, 2016, 10:10:57 AM
Dogfish head is the brand that turned me onto beer.


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Post by: Emily on April 25, 2016, 10:50:16 AM
Kir Royale every time.


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Post by: KDS on April 25, 2016, 11:03:13 AM
Beer? 

Call me old fashioned, but I like a nice cold Budweiser.  I tend to gravitate toward pilsners. 

In the summertime, I'll also take a Modelo, Land Shark, or Corona.

Colder weather, a Smithwick or a Guinness.

And, call me basic, but I like Saranac Pumpkin Ale in the fall. 


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Post by: the captain on April 25, 2016, 03:43:51 PM
As the weather has improved, I've been making cocktails with vodka, soda, and some (just pure, not some flavored stuff) black cherry juice, and a little lemon.

It's cooler again outside, so I foresee some red wine. After I finish this cocktail with vodka, soda, and some black cherry juice, with a little lemon. And maybe another one of those.


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Post by: SMiLE Brian on April 25, 2016, 04:07:40 PM
I need some beer for hockey tonight!


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Post by: SMiLE Brian on April 25, 2016, 04:30:25 PM
Drinking vodka and orange juice!


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Post by: The LEGENDARY OSD on April 25, 2016, 05:43:53 PM
Drinking vodka and orange juice!

I'll buy the next round if they have grapefruit juice!  ;)


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Post by: Moon Dawg on April 25, 2016, 07:32:07 PM
  Destroys livers and brain cells, leaves one feeling bloated and unsatisfied. You are better off with the 420.  :afro


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Post by: undercover-m on April 25, 2016, 09:05:12 PM
 Destroys livers and brain cells, leaves one feeling bloated and unsatisfied. You are better off with the 420.  :afro
for those who want the experience of both: http://www.zootology.com/mixology


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Post by: Niko on April 25, 2016, 11:15:47 PM
Local Hong Kong beer is shockingly good. And none of it gets exported yet  8)


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Post by: rogerlancelot on April 27, 2016, 04:52:14 PM
Milk and Cuervo. Or a Clam Juice Hotdog Milkshake Daiquiri.


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Post by: KDS on April 29, 2016, 11:53:06 AM
 Destroys livers and brain cells, leaves one feeling bloated and unsatisfied. You are better off with the 420.  :afro

Having done both in the past, I can say I prefer alcohol. 

With smoking, it's a couple of tokes and you're wasted.  With alcohol, it's more of a process. 

Plus, I love the taste.


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Post by: Mendota Heights on April 29, 2016, 12:52:10 PM
I intend to drink beer tomorrow.


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Post by: John Manning on April 30, 2016, 01:41:56 AM
Gawd, I'm sorry to have missed this thread before.

Timely discovery as I have discovered a new, all-time favourite beer. I had my first pint at the wake following my boss's funeral so I guess you could say he introduced me to it, albeit unwittingly. As the company picked up the bar tab, you could also say it was on him, so "cheers", one final time.

It's a Yorkshire beer which means it already has a head start in the "world's best beer" stakes.

It's brewed by Theakstons of Masham and is called Theastons Peculiar Barista Stout.

It's gas-fed, not hand-drawn but in this case that's not a disadvantage.

It seems to be based on Theakstons Old Peculiar, a very dark, dense beer that has a hint of dandelion & burdock (Yorkshire's answer to Coca Cola, only better) to it. As the name suggests, it also has a big roasted coffee flavour.

Only found it in that one venue (the Vaults in Ilkley) so far but am hoping to find it closer to home. The drink drive laws here mean that it takes me 17 hours to walk home after every session, by which time I need another drinkÖ


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Post by: JK on May 01, 2016, 12:38:26 PM
Gawd, I'm sorry to have missed this thread before.

Timely discovery as I have discovered a new, all-time favourite beer. I had my first pint at the wake following my boss's funeral so I guess you could say he introduced me to it, albeit unwittingly. As the company picked up the bar tab, you could also say it was on him, so "cheers", one final time.

It's a Yorkshire beer which means it already has a head start in the "world's best beer" stakes.

It's brewed by Theakstons of Masham and is called Theastons Peculiar Barista Stout.

It's gas-fed, not hand-drawn but in this case that's not a disadvantage.

It seems to be based on Theakstons Old Peculiar, a very dark, dense beer that has a hint of dandelion & burdock (Yorkshire's answer to Coca Cola, only better) to it. As the name suggests, it also has a big roasted coffee flavour.

Only found it in that one venue (the Vaults in Ilkley) so far but am hoping to find it closer to home. The drink drive laws here mean that it takes me 17 hours to walk home after every session, by which time I need another drinkÖ

 :lol

I remember Theakston's Old Peculiar. A fine brew. I hope to revisit it some time...


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Post by: petsoundsnola on May 10, 2016, 01:10:43 PM
I recently became interested in replicating the original Trader Vic's Mai Tai recipe from the 1940's:

2 ounces aged rum
3/4 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice, juiced lime half reserved
1/2 ounce orange curaÁao
1/4 ounce Rich Simple Syrup
1/4 ounce orgeat
1 cup crushed ice
1 mint sprig, for garnish

It came out really tasty!


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Post by: SMiLE Brian on March 14, 2018, 04:38:40 PM
Been drinking Hamm's beer ($4.20 for a six pack of 16 ounce beers)


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Post by: wilsonart1 on March 14, 2018, 05:43:38 PM
Hamms from the land of sky blue waters


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Post by: KDS on March 15, 2018, 05:23:45 AM
Been drinking Hamm's beer ($4.20 for a six pack of 16 ounce beers)

Where did you find that? 

I found a 30 pack at a liquor store in Baltimore 3-4 years ago, and I haven't seen it since. 


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Post by: the captain on March 15, 2018, 05:58:59 AM
Hamms, jeezus. About 15 years ago, in my often impoverished earlier days, a friend and I found a nearby store selling a local brand (Glueks) for an insanely cheap price. 12 packs of bottles were roughly the price of other brandsí 6-packs. I want to say $6.99 or so.

We said we couldnít afford not to drink it.

Then we founds 30-pack cases of Hamms cans for double that, so basically 30 for the price of 12. That summer I probably did permanent damage to my waistline, brain, and liver.


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Post by: SMiLE Brian on March 15, 2018, 07:23:22 AM
It is all over the place in Virginia in the last year, I think they tweaked the formula a bit... ;)


KDS, I was at a beer store yesterday and Natty Boh has a special edition in O's colors for $5.69.....


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Post by: KDS on March 15, 2018, 07:27:04 AM
It is all over the place in Virginia in the last year, I think they tweaked the formula a bit... ;)


KDS, I was at a beer store yesterday and Natty Boh has a special edition in O's colors for $5.69.....

Yeah, Boh has been doing special Orioles cans each year since 2012.   They were serving them at the ballpark for a little bit, but some dispute over Boh using the word "Orioles" during a promotion got them booted.  Imagine that, the Orioles were once owned by the owner of Boh, and it's no longer served at games.  But, Boh still does the black and orange cans, and bars all over the area put Boh on special during O's games (I think watching an Orioles game might require at least a sixer this season).


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Post by: SMiLE Brian on March 15, 2018, 07:30:30 AM
Yeash on the season, plus talk of Machado joining the Yankees.... :-\

I enjoy the road trip to Baltimore from VA at least....


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Post by: KDS on March 15, 2018, 07:34:20 AM
Yeash on the season, plus talk of Machado joining the Yankees.... :-\

I enjoy the road trip to Baltimore from VA at least....

Plus, Buck is probably gone after this season, as well as Adam Jones and Zach Britton. 

On the plus side, it'll be really easy to get tickets. 


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Post by: SMiLE Brian on March 15, 2018, 07:37:06 AM
Let's invest in some O's natty Boh and go to work!


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Post by: KDS on March 15, 2018, 08:22:58 AM
Let's invest in some O's natty Boh and go to work!

Natty Boh is also releasing their first new beer in three decades.  it's called Crab Shack Shandy, a lemon shandy beer for summertime. 


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Post by: SMiLE Brian on March 15, 2018, 08:32:07 AM
Ocean City awaits!


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Post by: KDS on March 15, 2018, 08:43:50 AM
Ocean City awaits!

I'm sure the bars down there will be stocking it. 

I remember less than ten years ago, Boh was hard to come by down there.   I guess I can thank the hipsters for helping bring Boh back to prominence.....and for making it the most expense cheap beer in Baltimore. 


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Post by: SMiLE Brian on March 15, 2018, 08:48:57 AM
What does the Cap drink these days? ;)


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Post by: KDS on March 15, 2018, 09:08:49 AM
What does the Cap drink these days? ;)

Since you're familiar with Ocean City, what's your take on the Orange Crush?

I think it's a great summer drink, but I can't drink a lot of them due to the acidity. 


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Post by: SMiLE Brian on March 15, 2018, 09:30:46 AM
Great when Crusin the boardwalk and playing those ancient 10 cent claw machines....


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Post by: KDS on March 15, 2018, 09:35:37 AM
Great when Crusin the boardwalk and playing those ancient 10 cent claw machines....

Those are fun.  They obviously don't change out the prizes much.  There are some late 80s baseball cards in there


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Post by: SMiLE Brian on March 15, 2018, 09:41:17 AM
Nice!

Cal Ripken cards?


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Post by: the captain on March 15, 2018, 10:22:36 AM
What does the Cap drink these days? ;)

While I thankfully can afford better than Hamms or Glueks these days, Iím still not so picky. I prefer IPAs but like a decent kolsch, Hefeweizen, or most anything that isnít TOO dark. (No porters or stouts for me.) and Iím not into the gimmicky infusions.

Wines, I like reds. Nothing too sweet.

Booze, Iím ok with most mixed drinks, minus gin. But I donít drink a lot of liquor or have any palette for it.


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Post by: KDS on March 15, 2018, 10:25:11 AM
Nice!

Cal Ripken cards?

I wish.  Nah, it's usually common cards.   Although I did spot a 1989 Fleer Jamie Moyer once. 

I did once win a 1993 Topps Cal Ripken card on the Boardwalk when one of the arcades had a baseball pinball type machine, but you'd win baseball cards instead of tickets.   It was usually common cards, but every now and then, you'd get a star player. 


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Post by: SMiLE Brian on March 15, 2018, 11:15:06 AM
What does the Cap drink these days? ;)

While I thankfully can afford better than Hamms or Glueks these days, Iím still not so picky. I prefer IPAs but like a decent kolsch, Hefeweizen, or most anything that isnít TOO dark. (No porters or stouts for me.) and Iím not into the gimmicky infusions.

Wines, I like reds. Nothing too sweet.

Booze, Iím ok with most mixed drinks, minus gin. But I donít drink a lot of liquor or have any palette for it.
Same here, I can't drink liquor since college....

Porters are great when no leaving the house is required.


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Post by: the captain on March 15, 2018, 11:27:12 AM
Itís less ďcanítĒ with liquor for me and more ďjust not into.Ē


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Post by: KDS on March 15, 2018, 11:30:38 AM
What does the Cap drink these days? ;)

While I thankfully can afford better than Hamms or Glueks these days, Iím still not so picky. I prefer IPAs but like a decent kolsch, Hefeweizen, or most anything that isnít TOO dark. (No porters or stouts for me.) and Iím not into the gimmicky infusions.

Wines, I like reds. Nothing too sweet.

Booze, Iím ok with most mixed drinks, minus gin. But I donít drink a lot of liquor or have any palette for it.
Same here, I can't drink liquor since college....

Porters are great when no leaving the house is required.

I love a good porter, especially in the fall or winter.   In summer, I prefer a lighter lager or pilsner beer.   

As I've gotten older, I've taken to sipping whiskey or rum, depending on the weather, and find myself making a lot less cocktails. 


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Post by: ♩♬🐸 Billy C ♯♫♩🐇 on March 15, 2018, 11:36:49 AM
Going on 4 years since I had my last drink


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Post by: SMiLE Brian on March 15, 2018, 11:37:29 AM
Nice! 8)


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Post by: Jay on March 15, 2018, 12:19:06 PM
I love wine. Blackberry, to be exact.


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Post by: ♩♬🐸 Billy C ♯♫♩🐇 on March 15, 2018, 02:58:54 PM
I love wine. Blackberry, to be exact.
I did too.

My drink of choice though used to be vodka straight from the bottle. Funny part is I rarely drank as it was but when I did, it was like water.  Just didnít affect me as much as others. Bad genes I guess.


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Post by: Jay on March 15, 2018, 03:45:05 PM
I love wine. Blackberry, to be exact.
I did too.

My drink of choice though used to be vodka straight from the bottle. Funny part is I rarely drank as it was but when I did, it was like water.  Just didnít affect me as much as others. Bad genes I guess.
That's kind of why I rarely drink. I usually only drink on holidays or some kind of party. I have a fairly long line of drinkers in my family, and with being as big of a music can as I am, I know a fair amount about addiction and genetic predisposition.


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Post by: SMiLE Brian on March 16, 2018, 08:42:15 AM
Happy Friday! :beer


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Post by: SMiLE Brian on April 20, 2018, 09:24:12 AM
I got a vintage Oís hat for the games this year!


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Post by: KDS on April 20, 2018, 09:29:09 AM
I got a vintage Oís hat for the games this year!

Tickets should be easy to get based on their horrid start. 

I used to have a 1966-74 throwback cap, which was the black cap, orange bill, and cartoon bird.   But, that's basically the current road cap, which I got a few years ago when my throwback cap was worn out. 


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Post by: SMiLE Brian on April 20, 2018, 09:40:51 AM
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Post by: KDS on April 20, 2018, 09:43:32 AM
(https://preview.ibb.co/f0cBE7/0_A4_B3855_F817_4_C34_A624_B12999126699.jpg) (https://ibb.co/fF37nS)

Ah, that's there 1958-62 cap if I recall.  I like that one.   I have an all black one with that bird (1954) that I got as a giveaway during their 60th anniversary season a few years ago. 


Title: Re: Beer, Wine, Liquor, Spirits, Cocktails...Open Bar. Discuss, Recommend, etc.
Post by: SMiLE Brian on April 20, 2018, 11:39:46 AM
Yeah mineís a 1990s Roman Pro with a leather sweatband and not a flatbrim.


Title: Re: Beer, Wine, Liquor, Spirits, Cocktails...Open Bar. Discuss, Recommend, etc.
Post by: KDS on April 20, 2018, 12:01:41 PM
Yeah mineís a 1990s Roman Pro with a leather sweatband and not a flatbrim.

I had one of those with the leather sweatband, but it had a different bird. 


Title: Re: Beer, Wine, Liquor, Spirits, Cocktails...Open Bar. Discuss, Recommend, etc.
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on April 20, 2018, 12:32:54 PM
I love wine. Blackberry, to be exact.
I did too.

My drink of choice though used to be vodka straight from the bottle. Funny part is I rarely drank as it was but when I did, it was like water.  Just didnít affect me as much as others. Bad genes I guess.
That's kind of why I rarely drink. I usually only drink on holidays or some kind of party. I have a fairly long line of drinkers in my family, and with being as big of a music can as I am, I know a fair amount about addiction and genetic predisposition.

Same here. I used to drink a lot while younger, but thankfully came to my senses before becoming a full fledged alcoholic.
I rarely drink now. We have a tradition of going to the Smoky Mountains in the Fall and buying a couple  bottles of BlackBerry wine at a Gatlinburg winery. I like to drink a glass after Thanksgiving dinner.


Title: Re: Beer, Wine, Liquor, Spirits, Cocktails...Open Bar. Discuss, Recommend, etc.
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on April 20, 2018, 03:52:00 PM
Same here. I used to drink a lot while younger, but thankfully came to my senses before becoming a full fledged alcoholic.
I rarely drink now. We have a tradition of going to the Smoky Mountains in the Fall and buying a couple  bottles of BlackBerry wine at a Gatlinburg winery. I like to drink a glass after Thanksgiving dinner.
I bet you regret being stupid like that :-D when you were young. I figured you didn't drink at all whilst touring various countries, performing in choir etc. Didn't you fear being fired? Do they employ people like the kind you were, drinking much? ::) Doesn't make sense.

Been strict teetotaler since arriving to the planet Earth. Top that, ha.


Title: Re: Beer, Wine, Liquor, Spirits, Cocktails...Open Bar. Discuss, Recommend, etc.
Post by: Jay on April 20, 2018, 04:04:11 PM
I love wine. Blackberry, to be exact.
I did too.

My drink of choice though used to be vodka straight from the bottle. Funny part is I rarely drank as it was but when I did, it was like water.  Just didnít affect me as much as others. Bad genes I guess.
That's kind of why I rarely drink. I usually only drink on holidays or some kind of party. I have a fairly long line of drinkers in my family, and with being as big of a music can as I am, I know a fair amount about addiction and genetic predisposition.

Same here. I used to drink a lot while younger, but thankfully came to my senses before becoming a full fledged alcoholic.
I rarely drink now. We have a tradition of going to the Smoky Mountains in the Fall and buying a couple  bottles of BlackBerry wine at a Gatlinburg winery. I like to drink a glass after Thanksgiving dinner.
To be completely honest and blunt, I could see myself becoming an alcoholic easily, which is why I mainly drink in holidays.


Title: Re: Beer, Wine, Liquor, Spirits, Cocktails...Open Bar. Discuss, Recommend, etc.
Post by: JK on April 21, 2018, 04:48:45 AM
I love wine. Blackberry, to be exact.
I did too.

My drink of choice though used to be vodka straight from the bottle. Funny part is I rarely drank as it was but when I did, it was like water.  Just didnít affect me as much as others. Bad genes I guess.
That's kind of why I rarely drink. I usually only drink on holidays or some kind of party. I have a fairly long line of drinkers in my family, and with being as big of a music can as I am, I know a fair amount about addiction and genetic predisposition.

Same here. I used to drink a lot while younger, but thankfully came to my senses before becoming a full fledged alcoholic.
I rarely drink now. We have a tradition of going to the Smoky Mountains in the Fall and buying a couple  bottles of BlackBerry wine at a Gatlinburg winery. I like to drink a glass after Thanksgiving dinner.
To be completely honest and blunt, I could see myself becoming an alcoholic easily, which is why I mainly drink in holidays.

Been there, done that. But no way would I give it up entirely. And how can you drink someone's health with lemonade? Or, god forbid, ice tea?  :lol


Title: Re: Beer, Wine, Liquor, Spirits, Cocktails...Open Bar. Discuss, Recommend, etc.
Post by: JK on February 11, 2019, 03:42:21 AM
Here's Peter Sellers celebrating Ireland's favourite beverage:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=di6yX3yVAtM


Title: Re: Beer, Wine, Liquor, Spirits, Cocktails...Open Bar. Discuss, Recommend, etc.
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on February 11, 2019, 04:47:33 AM
Wow. Just now reading RRs post from last year.
For the record, I stopped excessive drinking well before I joined the folk group I was in for 20 years.
I wasnít a teetotaler then. Would have one glass of strong apple cider in Normandy, or one wonderful small stein of beer in the Czech Republic.
Skipped the vodka in Russia however.


Title: Re: Beer, Wine, Liquor, Spirits, Cocktails...Open Bar. Discuss, Recommend, etc.
Post by: JK on February 11, 2019, 10:55:21 AM
Wow. Just now reading RRs post from last year.
For the record, I stopped excessive drinking well before I joined the folk group I was in for 20 years.
I wasnít a teetotaler then. Would have one glass of strong apple cider in Normandy, or one wonderful small stein of beer in the Czech Republic.
Skipped the vodka in Russia however.

Very wise!

I'm glad my forays into old threads can yield positive results. ;D


Title: Re: Beer, Wine, Liquor, Spirits, Cocktails...Open Bar. Discuss, Recommend, etc.
Post by: JK on June 28, 2019, 01:36:34 PM
My wife and I have been abstaining from booze from Monday to Thursday (booze meaning a glass or two of white wine a day). We're doing it for health reasons (I think). Talk about boring!  ;D

It's like having a sh*t job where you spend all week looking forward to the weekend. :lol