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Dr.GH



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(Permalink) Posted: May 06 2008,14:01   

Climate troubles brewing for beer makers

Rising temperatures are affecting European hop harvests.

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Plant scientists from Europe are attempting to breed new varieties that can withstand warmer climates, and are planning to install major irrigation systems where traditionally the hop plants haven’t needed additional watering. On Monday 5 May, plant scientists will hash through such issues at a hop conference at the Hop Museum in Wolnzach, Germany.


Nature News

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dheddle



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(Permalink) Posted: May 06 2008,14:07   

As long as I can get my Iron City from Pittsburgh, to hell with Europe! Let them drink Euros!

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Richardthughes



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(Permalink) Posted: May 06 2008,14:08   

Quote (dheddle @ May 06 2008,14:07)
As long as I can get my Iron City from Pittsburgh, to hell with Europe! Let them drink Euros!

American beer is like making love in a canoe, Dave.

We may have to mobilize Lenny Flank if things heat up.

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dnmlthr



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(Permalink) Posted: May 06 2008,15:34   

Quote (Richardthughes @ May 06 2008,20:08)
American beer is like making love in a canoe, Dave.

But sometimes a canoe is exactly what's needed. Like a Brooklyn Lager in the late spring heat.

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Richardthughes



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(Permalink) Posted: May 06 2008,15:39   

The fact that you and a friend can kill 48 Budweisers between you isn't a good thing. It means the beer isn't working.

You colonials need to embrace shandy if that's what you want.

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Erasmus, FCD



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(Permalink) Posted: May 06 2008,15:52   

the pleasure is in the drinking, not in the drunking.

sorta.

no matter how rich a man is he can only drink 30 or 40 beers in one day.  i don't care who you are.

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Quidam



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(Permalink) Posted: May 06 2008,15:56   

American macroswill is like making love in scuba gear. English macroswill is like making love in a canal.

There are plenty of American microbreweries that produce beer every bit as good or better than the best English beer.  If you haven't had a high gravity, strongly hopped American IPA then you're missing out.  It makes the swill sold as "IPA" in England seem like - well swill.

I for one like Cascade hops and it won't be a bad thing for them to be imported into Europe. They have a nice citrusy aroma rather than the more floral Goldings.  Ruddle's County uses Bramley Cross - a cross between a hardy Canadian hop and Goldings.

Budweiser won't miss them, if the hop truck drives by the brewery then they'll get all the hop flavor they need.

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Richardthughes



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(Permalink) Posted: May 06 2008,16:08   

Trying to bring it back to biology:

http://www.enn.com/agriculture/article/23754

AB is the biggest importer or rice in the US. That's why your beer is so sickly sweet. They use crap loads of rice.


Real men drink gourmet civet beer.

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Ra-Úl



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(Permalink) Posted: May 06 2008,16:30   

Quote (Richardthughes @ May 06 2008,16:08)
Trying to bring it back to biology:

http://www.enn.com/agriculture/article/23754

AB is the biggest importer or rice in the US. That's why your beer is so sickly sweet. They use crap loads of rice.


Real men drink gourmet civet beer.

Rice? Good pimpled skateboarding long bearded god! Rice, you say? Have we no Beer Purity Laws in this country?
"I value kindness to human beings first of all, and kindness to animals. I don't respect the law; I have a total irreverence for anything connected with society except that which makes the roads safer, the beer stronger, the food cheaper, and old men and women warmer in the winter, and happier in the summer." (Brendan Behan)
In the spirit of that quote, I think we ought to have a decent beer law that would allow someone like AB to brew their abominable swill if and only if the drinkers were made to wear burkhas and bunny ears in public.
Rice. Geeeez. Aux barricades!

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Quidam



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(Permalink) Posted: May 06 2008,16:43   

AB isn't a brewer.  They're a manufacturer.  Much like Watney's.

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(Permalink) Posted: May 06 2008,17:06   

Quote (Ra-Úl @ May 06 2008,14:30)
In the spirit of that quote, I think we ought to have a decent beer law that would allow someone like AB to brew their abominable swill if and only if the drinkers were made to wear burkhas and bunny ears in public.
Rice. Geeeez. Aux barricades!

Yes, drinking that weasel wee-wee is a crime.  But it's also a punishment.

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Peter Henderson



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(Permalink) Posted: May 06 2008,17:41   

Dr. P's going to be happy though:

http://www.ireland.com/newspaper/breaking/2008/0305/breaking16.html

 
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"Let me smell your breath first, son" - Paisley's regular request to reporters, whom he suspected of drinking, before he would allow them to interview him.

"The devil's buttermilk" - his description of alcoholic drinks, chiefly draught Guinness.


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Tracy P. Hamilton



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(Permalink) Posted: May 06 2008,18:04   

Quote (Richardthughes @ May 06 2008,16:08)
Trying to bring it back to biology:

http://www.enn.com/agriculture/article/23754

AB is the biggest importer or rice in the US. That's why your beer is so sickly sweet. They use crap loads of rice.


Real men drink gourmet civet beer.

That is not why Budweiser is "sweet".  It is because the
hop truck only drives by once.  The rice is actually 100%
fermentable, lightening the body with no extra residual sugar to speak of.

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Quidam



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(Permalink) Posted: May 06 2008,19:55   

Whatever else you might say about Bud, it's not 'sickly sweet'.  He must be thinking of Newcastle Brown.  

Budweiser is largely flavourless with no hop bitterness and no malt body.

But Bud isn't 'American beer' any more than Watney's is English beer.

Diamondknot IPA is about as close to Bud as a cask conditioned Fuller's London Pride is to a keg Watneys' Red Barrel.

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OccamsAfterShave



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(Permalink) Posted: May 06 2008,21:00   

Quote (Richardthughes @ May 06 2008,16:08)
Real men drink gourmet civet beer.

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Real men drink gourmet civet beer.
Some sort of RTH euphemism for "civet-feces" coffee, aka Kopi Luwak, no doubt.

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