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post #106 of 7196
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Originally Posted by Gaius Pompeius Trimalchio View Post
YES. Paradiso has a spectacular selection. Really diverse, too, but I rarely stray far from what they have on tap.

Anything you'd recommend? I'll probably be eating some salty pizza, with anchovies.

BTW, they also have some pretty pricey beers. I thought I saw a $30 pint of some stuff last time I was there.
post #107 of 7196
If your bière ordinaire is imported, you really have to reevaluate where you're living. (Or you're just pretentious.) I try to avoid drinking beer brewed out of province or state.
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Read somewhere before, in an inteview with a bartender, he said you should avoid drinking from the tap. The tubes where the beer passes through rarely gets cleaned out and all those gunk stay there. Then again, I guess that's what makes beer on tap taste better.
If the kegs are pressurized, then shouldn't it be forcing the gunk out? I think taps are pretty safe if you're not drinking the most obscure beer in the house and you're at a place that's not so dodgy that they never clean them.
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Originally Posted by globetrotter View Post
my absolute favorite is alt beer, from a real barrel - when they pour the beer with gravity.
Cask ale for the win! No matter what type, it tastes better than every other beer, period.
post #108 of 7196
My favorite beer is : San Miguel Beer!
post #109 of 7196
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Originally Posted by visionology View Post
Fosters to me always tastes warm no matter how cold it is.
+1. I can´t tell you the first time I had Guinness but I can tell you CLEAR AS DAY when I first had Fosters.

I took a buddy I was visiting in Boston out for many drinks over dinner. We started off with beers with both liked and when it came time to the second we each ordered a LARGE glass of ice-cold Fosters which we´d never had before. I´ll never forget the look we simultaneously gave after the first sip. I´d compare it to the look on one´s face after hearing their grandmother had been secrectly videotaping herself having sex with a bobcat while defecating on a sea turtle.

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Care to explain these bad boys?
post #110 of 7196
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Originally Posted by Maharlika View Post
My favorite beer is : San Miguel Beer!
Back when I lived in LA this was a great go-to beer since it was different, cheap (especially at Trader Joe's), and every variety tasted great (dark, regular, light).
post #111 of 7196
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Originally Posted by DarkNWorn View Post
I'll be going to Pizzeria Paradiso in DC tonight with my gf and friends. Their beer list is among the most impressive I've seen (not all online), in DC or anywhere. Needless to say, I'll be having a few choice cold ones tonight.


One thing I'll miss about moving out the general Atlanta area is The Brick Store.
post #112 of 7196
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Originally Posted by whodini View Post
Care to explain these bad boys?

According to Moe, Tuborg is "the beer of Danish kings". I think it's eurocrap beer, along with Holsten, Becks, et al. Faxe and Tuborg sell cheaper than Bud tall cans here, and for good reason. It's fine for marinades, batter and beer snob wannabe college students.

End elitism.
post #113 of 7196
These are my standbys:




post #114 of 7196
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Originally Posted by JBZ View Post
Beer snobs crack me up. I love Guinness, but I'm sure there are plenty of "true" beer drinkers who don't. Different strokes. Personally, I'm in more of the Irish/English beer camp, rather than the Continental Europe camp. A lot of Continental European beers, and beers made in that style elsewhere, just taste funny to me. If you really get into beers, it's pretty amazing how many different types and styles there are out there. It's fun (and relatively cheap) to just grab a six pack of something you've never tried before and drink it. That said, I always find my way back to Bass and Guinness. I've had a hard time finding anything that tops either. In fact, I have a six of Bass sitting in my refrigerator at home anxiously awaiting my arrival this evening.
I think true beer aficianados (read: snobs) move past Guiness eventually, save for bars where they can't get anything else. Once I had the more intense, complex stouts out there Guiness tasted watered down by comparison. St. Peter's, Samuel Smith, Eight Ball, Left Hand, Dogfish Head, Rogue, and Young's are all makes stouts that are superior to Guiness, and those are just off the top of my head. Of course Guiness probably holds a sentimental, old-friend value to a lot of beer drinkers, which can be just as if not more important than any objective rating of quality.
post #115 of 7196
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I think true beer aficianados (read: snobs) move past Guiness eventually, save for bars where they can't get anything else. Once I had the more intense, complex stouts out there Guiness tasted watered down by comparison. St. Peter's, Samuel Smith, Eight Ball, Left Hand, Dogfish Head, Rogue, and Young's are all makes stouts that are superior to Guiness, and those are just off the top of my head. Of course Guiness probably holds a sentimental, old-friend value to a lot of beer drinkers, which can be just as if not more important as any objective rating of quality.
Ditto! My connection with Guiness runs back to when I was a teenager. I remember having a few pints with the Irish kids in Boston. They were responsible for turning me into a semi-alcoholic by the time I reached college. I've had some other more complex, robust, sexy, and mysterious whatever stouts. It's always the Guiness that I go back to because part of my palate is now hardwired with Guiness and Heineken. These two will probably never leave my drinking repertoire.
post #116 of 7196
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I'm alway buying something new as there's several liquor stores with great selections in my area, but this is my standby, the one beer that's constantly in my fridge:


I went to high school and played HS football with the guy who started this brewery. He was always getting drunk then so I was glad to see he followed his life's passion so to speak
post #117 of 7196
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LOL, reminds me of what my college roommate used to say about Weidemann's: "If it's really, really cold and you drink it really fast, it's not that bad at all."

reminds me when someone bought a case of shaffers (made from corn) and a 6 pack of Heineken. He told me drink the heinies and after I was drunk, drink the shitty shaffers since you save $$$$ that way.
post #118 of 7196
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I went to high school and played HS football with the guy who started this brewery. He was always getting drunk then so I was glad to see he followed his life's passion so to speak

I think Dogfish Head has an incredibly varied and consistently good range of beers. There probably my favorite brewery simply for 2 or 3 beers of there's that I drink regularly (including the 90-minute which is favorite of any) and all the crazy ass limited edition stuff they do. There $8-12 high alcohol stuff like Raison d'extra, 120-minute IPA, and World Wide Stout are all excellent and unlike any beer that 95% of the beer drinking population have ever tried. I highly recommend giving one a whirl, at least for the experience of drinking a 120-minute like a normal beer and having it hit you like you just drank four.
post #119 of 7196
Is Dogfish Head available nationwide, or just a regional distribution? I've heard quite a bit of praise for it, and even though it's not available here, when I vacation in the US, I'd like to know where I can find it.
post #120 of 7196
Just got back from drinking 3 Sam Lights. Speaking of Guiness as I see a couple posts above, my friend just got a job at Diageo, the distributor of Guiness and a bunch of other brands. Gets a bunch of free liquor, I'm trying to get some hook ups.
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