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The Official Beer Thread

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by DNW, Jul 20, 2007.

  1. DNW

    DNW Well-Known Member

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    Not something fancy and hard to get, but something that you enjoy on a regular basis. Since I can't get Guiness at home, Heineken is my favorite daily cold beverage. My fridge is almost always stocked with Heinies.

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  2. Edward Appleby

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    Shiner Bock.
     
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    when i used to drink beer occasionally back then , i never knew the difference between all of them, except for some were worse tasting than others, and some were more tolerable than others.
    i havent tried too many beers, but the worst was from 7 eleven: Mickey's or Old English 8 ball whatever forgot the name. it was a 40 .
    the most tolerable was MGd. I dont know. everybody drank it mostly back then. so i just did the same when i was with them. what did i know. i guess it was tolerable


    Heineken for me was tolerable too i guess. i think psychologically, i liked it more, because i always heard people talk about it, and "oooh, Heinies!" always said with adoration. and the bottle was green and delicious looking so it added more to my liking it.



    ...i heard somewhere a long time ago, that there was actually an expensive beer that really literally tasted good. like it tasted sweet and like cream soda. like it was really decadent. anybody know what this is? i am curious.
     
  4. DNW

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    Old English 8 ball whatever forgot the name. it was a 40 .

    That was the first forty I ever drank. I don't think I ever had a second. Shit is nasty, mang.
     
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    That was the first forty I ever drank. I don't think I ever had a second. Shit is nasty, mang.

    yes, it was CRAP.
    my friend and I bought it and tried to drink it because we heard it mentioned in a rap song or something once.
     
  7. DNW

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    yes, it was CRAP.
    my friend and I bought it and tried to drink it because we heard it mentioned in a rap song or something once.


    I think that's the only reason why anybody would ever buy that crap.
     
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    yes, it was CRAP.
    my friend and I bought it and tried to drink it because we heard it mentioned in a rap song or something once.


    I guess you guys didn't know that the true gangstas drink Crazy Horse forties.
     
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    I guess you guys didn't know that the true gangstas drink Crazy Horse forties.
    Pffff...
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    I've got a decent selection of beer here in CR (although not GREAT) but my fridge looks like this: 1) Toña: [​IMG] It's Nicaraguan and doesn't have the horrible aftertaste that most Costa Rican beers do. It's also pretty cheap as a 12 pack so it's been my go-to beer at home (hard to find at restaurants). 2) Guinness. About $2/bottle so I drink it on occasion or until it goes on sale. (Side track: Why does paying $10 for a 6 pack seem so expensive compared to buying a pints at a pub?) 3) Maccabee. Tasty beer from Israel that's pretty cheap as imports go (buck a bottle) and for some reason has distribution down here. Being so cheap and tasty (kind of like Stella but better, IMO) I usually wipe out the store when it comes on stock. This all changes once I hit stateside...(maybe not Guinness).
     
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    i remember one friend i had back in college always bought Rolling Rock. He was always like, "Rolling rock for me baby" or "rolling rock, please"..etc.

    so i always was curious about it. thinking about it. while we were shooting pool or what have you. thinking in my mind...rolling rock. rolling. Rock. it sounded good. the words went together. mmm.
    so i bought one and i later regularly bought rolling rock too whenever i went out on the weekend, i would be like," bartender, yeah...rolling rock here"

    that phenomenon also occurred with other social drinks for me like :

    7&7
    Tanquerey and 7 (for a long while, i had no idea Tanqerey was a brand name of a gin, i just ordered it not knowing what Tanquerey meant, because i heard a friend order it all the time)
    rum and coke
    corona (i put lime in it just like others)
    tequila shot ..Don Cuervo was the big one, always ordered "don cuervo"

    yeah, come to think of it, i guess i drank only the 'poor man's 'drinks, cuz i hung out with poor college kids and i was poor too.[​IMG]
     
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    Pffff...
    [​IMG]



    if i knew Lando endorsed that back then i would have drank that all the time. i had no idea, thanks.
     
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    I've got a decent selection of beer here in CR (although not GREAT) but my fridge looks like this:
    1) Toña: [​IMG] It's Nicaraguan and doesn't have the horrible aftertaste that most Costa Rican beers do. It's also pretty cheap as a 12 pack so it's been my go-to beer at home (hard to find at restaurants).
    2) Guinness. About $2/bottle so I drink it on occasion or until it goes on sale. (Side track: Why does paying $10 for a 6 pack seem so expensive compared to buying a pints at a pub?)


    You don't start getting drunk halfway through buying a sixer? I mean, you can, but this is frowned upon is most establishments.
     
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    2) Guinness. About $2/bottle so I drink it on occasion or until it goes on sale. (Side track: Why does paying $10 for a 6 pack seem so expensive compared to buying a pints at a pub?)

    When I have a bar, then I'll have Guiness on tap. I hate drinking it from the can/bottle.
     
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    You don't start getting drunk halfway through buying a sixer? I mean, you can, but this is frowned upon is most establishments.
    Sadly, no. Costa Rica is far more intense when it comes to drink specials than any place I've been to in the US (probably because there's no MADD down here). I pass a few restaurants/bars on the way to school each day and they all have some "Buy 4, Get 2 Free" specials and happy hours are almost always 2x1. So to answer your question, no, I don't get drunk halfway through a sixer.
     
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    When I have a bar, then I'll have Guiness on tap. I hate drinking it from the can/bottle.
    I hear you. I only buy Guinness Draught in bottles because can or their horrible "extra stout" simply won't cut it. Plus, I don't think they even have Guinness on tap down here.... [​IMG] Come to think of it, tapped beer is rather rare. Only thing I've seen on tap is Imperial, the national beer, and even then we're talking about taps in 1/15 bars or so.
     
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    Rolling Rock is one of the nastiest beers that I've ever tried (and I've tried OE, Crazy Horse, and Colt 45 back in my gangsta days).
     
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    When I have a bar, then I'll have Guiness on tap. I hate drinking it from the can/bottle.

    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.
     
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    Usually, my faves are Stella or Guinness, but when I can get my hands on some Windhoek Lager from Namibia, I would say that is the best and my favorite.
     

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