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stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: June 07 2007,18:04   

Might as well have an explicit post about booze.

   
stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: June 07 2007,18:04   

Issue Number 1:

I'm currently drinking a Red Hook ESB ale. It's kind of thick and fruity. Discuss.

   
argystokes



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(Permalink) Posted: June 07 2007,18:13   

Quote (stevestory @ June 07 2007,16:04)
Issue Number 1:

I'm currently drinking a Red Hook ESB ale. It's kind of thick and fruity. Discuss.

Red Hook's best brew IMO is their Copper Hook, formerly named Chinook. Normally I don't like sweet beers much, but that's a good seasonal brew.

Apparently Red Hook has a brewery tour that costs a buck, and nets you 5 small beers. It's something that's kind of permanently been on my agenda to do, but I've never gotten around to.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 07 2007,18:52   

Sounds good. I'm currently drinking an Avery (Boulder, CO) IPA. Not too hoppy, lovely copper color, and a nice "nose".

Whilst traveling in the American Southwest recently, we found a shop in Las Cruces NM that sold the Stone IPA. I had never had it, I had only had their Arrogant Bastard Ale once while visiting in SoCal. That was excellent, so I bought a six-pack of their IPA in Las Cruces. I wish I had tasted it there; I would have brought back a case or two...

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carlsonjok



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(Permalink) Posted: June 07 2007,19:01   

Quote (stevestory @ June 07 2007,18:04)
Issue Number 1:

I'm currently drinking a Red Hook ESB ale. It's kind of thick and fruity. Discuss.

Thick and Fruity.  Initials R.H.  Man, I have this feeling that there is a joke in there somewhere, but I just can't seem to place it.  ;)

I'm not drinking anything right at the moment, as I have a lawn to mow.  But I do have a 2002 Familia Zuccardi Malbec that I am itching to pop the cork on.

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stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: June 07 2007,19:10   

Quote (carlsonjok @ June 07 2007,20:01)

I'm not drinking anything right at the moment, as I have a lawn to mow.  

Non Sequitur.

   
Robert O'Brien



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(Permalink) Posted: June 07 2007,19:31   

Jack Daniels is nice on rare occasions.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 07 2007,19:37   

Quote (carlsonjok @ June 07 2007,19:01)
Quote (stevestory @ June 07 2007,18:04)
Issue Number 1:

I'm currently drinking a Red Hook ESB ale. It's kind of thick and fruity. Discuss.

Thick and Fruity.  Initials R.H.  Man, I have this feeling that there is a joke in there somewhere, but I just can't seem to place it.  ;)

I'm not drinking anything right at the moment, as I have a lawn to mow.  But I do have a 2002 Familia Zuccardi Malbec that I am itching to pop the cork on.

3 FRUITS COMMONLY MISTAKED FOR VEGETABLES


TOMATO
CUCUMBER
CARLSONJOK

:angry:

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(Permalink) Posted: June 07 2007,20:55   

Quote (stevestory @ June 07 2007,19:10)
Quote (carlsonjok @ June 07 2007,20:01)

I'm not drinking anything right at the moment, as I have a lawn to mow.  

Non Sequitur.

It's funny 'cuz it's true.

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Rev. BigDumbChimp



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(Permalink) Posted: June 07 2007,21:04   

Just had a bottle of Golden Monkey Tripel and now i've moved on to a Jack Daniels on the rocks.

  
carlsonjok



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(Permalink) Posted: June 07 2007,21:09   

Quote (stevestory @ June 07 2007,19:10)
Quote (carlsonjok @ June 07 2007,20:01)

I'm not drinking anything right at the moment, as I have a lawn to mow.  

Non Sequitur.

Booze tastes better if its consumption is postponed until after some hard work.  As it is, I left the Malbec in the rack and I am drinking a Concha y Toro Cab/Merlot blend.  Not bad for a $6 table wine aged in stainless rather than oak.  The Reisling ice wine chilling in the fridge is going to be a nice nightcap.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 07 2007,21:19   

Quote (Albatrossity2 @ June 07 2007,18:52)
Sounds good. I'm currently drinking an Avery (Boulder, CO) IPA. Not too hoppy, lovely copper color, and a nice "nose".

How is this possible?  Did they not get the recipe from an Englishman?

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argystokes



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(Permalink) Posted: June 07 2007,21:30   

Quote (Richardthughes @ June 07 2007,17:37)
Quote (carlsonjok @ June 07 2007,19:01)
Quote (stevestory @ June 07 2007,18:04)
Issue Number 1:

I'm currently drinking a Red Hook ESB ale. It's kind of thick and fruity. Discuss.

Thick and Fruity.  Initials R.H.  Man, I have this feeling that there is a joke in there somewhere, but I just can't seem to place it.  ;)

I'm not drinking anything right at the moment, as I have a lawn to mow.  But I do have a 2002 Familia Zuccardi Malbec that I am itching to pop the cork on.

3 FRUITS COMMONLY MISTAKED FOR VEGETABLES


TOMATO
CUCUMBER
CARLSONJOK

:angry:

Excuse me, but according to the United States Supreme Court, a tomato is a vegetable:
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Nix v. Hedden, 149 U.S. 304 (1893)[1], was a case in which the United States Supreme Court addressed whether a tomato was classified as a fruit or a vegetable under the Tariff Act of March 3, 1883, which required a tax to be paid on imported vegetables, but not fruit. The case was filed as an action by John Nix, John W. Nix, George W. Nix, and Frank W. Nix against Edward L. Hedden, collector of the port of New York, to recover back duties paid under protest... the court unanimously ruled in favor of the defendant, that the Tariff Act used the ordinary meaning of the words "fruit" and "vegetable"—where a tomato is classified as a vegetable.


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blipey



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(Permalink) Posted: June 07 2007,21:40   

As for the sweeter beers, I like them as well, though I can't just pound them down like some others either.  A list of some nice sweeter beers I like:

Old Engine Oil (Harvestoun Brewery; Dollar, Scotland)  A fine example of a Scottish Ale: burnt caramel, fairly malty.

Kelpie (New Alloa Brewery; Kelliebank, UK) While not strictly a sweet ale, this has a chocolate palate that is nice.  Sold in the US under the Froach Historic Ales label.

Rochefort #10 (Rochefort Trappist Brewery, Belgium)  a stupendous beer, get some if you can.  You'll probably have to order directly from the brewery (and live in an alcohol in the mail friendly state), but your finer liquor stores may be able to get it in as well.  A very complex beer, very malty.  My favorite part is the port wine and dried fruit flavor.  My least favorite part?  The silly European 375 ml bottle--not even 3/4 of a pint!

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Rev. BigDumbChimp



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(Permalink) Posted: June 07 2007,22:06   

While the Jack on the rocks are going down nicely, I'm thinking of checking out the new 2012 Olympic logo for a free seziure buzz

  
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(Permalink) Posted: June 07 2007,22:13   

Well, I kid you not, I'm drinking a Hamms. $6 for a 12 pack.

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BWE



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(Permalink) Posted: June 07 2007,22:15   

Quote (carlsonjok @ June 07 2007,21:09)
Quote (stevestory @ June 07 2007,19:10)
Quote (carlsonjok @ June 07 2007,20:01)

I'm not drinking anything right at the moment, as I have a lawn to mow.  

Non Sequitur.

Booze tastes better if its consumption is postponed until after some hard work.  As it is, I left the Malbec in the rack and I am drinking a Concha y Toro Cab/Merlot blend.  Not bad for a $6 table wine aged in stainless rather than oak.  The Reisling ice wine chilling in the fridge is going to be a nice nightcap.

Did you see idiocracy? The doctor's diagnosis.

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Somebody thought of that, and someone believed it
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stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: June 07 2007,22:19   


   
stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: June 07 2007,22:20   

I'm not going to spoil it, but for those who've seen Idiocracy, BWE's comment is pretty funny.

   
snoeman



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(Permalink) Posted: June 07 2007,22:21   

Quote (stevestory @ June 07 2007,18:04)
Issue Number 1:

I'm currently drinking a Red Hook ESB ale. It's kind of thick and fruity. Discuss.

Didn't realize that Red Hook had made it out there to the East Coast.  The Red Hook brewery that argystokes mentioned is about 10 miles outside of Seattle.  It's sited near a slough that has a bike trail that's very popular on the weekends.  The bicyclists riding north toward the brewery ride in much straighter lines than those riding south away from it...

:)

  
stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: June 07 2007,22:21   

Quote (BWE @ June 07 2007,23:13)
Well, I kid you not, I'm drinking a Hamms. $6 for a 12 pack.

At the local food lion you can get a 6 pack of Schlitz for $2.09.

   
argystokes



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(Permalink) Posted: June 08 2007,00:46   

Quote (snoeman @ June 07 2007,20:21)
Quote (stevestory @ June 07 2007,18:04)
Issue Number 1:

I'm currently drinking a Red Hook ESB ale. It's kind of thick and fruity. Discuss.

Didn't realize that Red Hook had made it out there to the East Coast.  The Red Hook brewery that argystokes mentioned is about 10 miles outside of Seattle.  It's sited near a slough that has a bike trail that's very popular on the weekends.  The bicyclists riding north toward the brewery ride in much straighter lines than those riding south away from it...

:)

Red Hook was partially bought by Anheuser-Busch. That happened roundabouts the time I started drinking beer, so I'm not sure if the quality suffered (though I'm told it didn't).

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carlsonjok



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(Permalink) Posted: June 08 2007,03:41   

Quote (BWE @ June 07 2007,22:15)
Did you see idiocracy? The doctor's diagnosis.

Yes, I did, but the movie didn't make much of an impression on me, so I am drawing a blank.  Feel free to PM me if you don't wish to spoil it for others.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 08 2007,07:17   

The best beer ever:





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snoeman



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(Permalink) Posted: June 08 2007,07:59   

Quote (argystokes @ June 08 2007,00:46)
Quote (snoeman @ June 07 2007,20:21)
Quote (stevestory @ June 07 2007,18:04)
Issue Number 1:

I'm currently drinking a Red Hook ESB ale. It's kind of thick and fruity. Discuss.

Didn't realize that Red Hook had made it out there to the East Coast.  The Red Hook brewery that argystokes mentioned is about 10 miles outside of Seattle.  It's sited near a slough that has a bike trail that's very popular on the weekends.  The bicyclists riding north toward the brewery ride in much straighter lines than those riding south away from it...

:)

Red Hook was partially bought by Anheuser-Busch. That happened roundabouts the time I started drinking beer, so I'm not sure if the quality suffered (though I'm told it didn't).

Having had Red Hook both pre- and post-acquisition by Anheuser Busch, I can report that quality did not suffer.  I just hadn't recalled seeing it in any stores off of the West Coast...

  
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(Permalink) Posted: June 08 2007,10:33   

Leffe Blonde
PBR


I bet Kristinie likes Chimay.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 08 2007,10:45   

Quote (stevestory @ June 07 2007,22:21)
Quote (BWE @ June 07 2007,23:13)
Well, I kid you not, I'm drinking a Hamms. $6 for a 12 pack.

At the local food lion you can get a 6 pack of Schlitz for $2.09.

Ouch.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 08 2007,10:58   

Piss on all Big American Brewrys and their products, but I tried a Sam Adams Pale Ale last weekend - It sucked.

I should stick with Guiness, but I know I will continue to sample micro-products, so thanks for the tips on sips.

My best recommendation, a French wine, Louis Jadot Beaujolais that only costs @ $10 a bottle.  Mmmmm good.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 08 2007,21:32   

Sorry, but I hate Beaujolais with a passion.  Get a real red wine, dammit.  I take particular pleasure in decent cheap wine.  Zabaco Dancing Bull Zinfandel.  Hess Select Chardonay if you must have a white.  OK, actually I would go with the Chateau St. Michelle Riesling for a white.

Pinot Noir has become so overpriced now.  I used to get Saintsbury Carneros for a decent price, but it went over $25 a bottle last I saw it and it's not worth that.  I think the Australian Shiraz's (Penfold's is actually good for being really cheap) have taken that spot now in my portfolio.  OTOH, I have bought the French Rabbit Pinot in the little one liter container and I was pleasantly surprised.  But it is just a simple drinkable wine.

And I haven't had a bad Malbec yet.  Some can get a little chalky, but I don't mind that.  

Give me a good Zin and a decent Chicago style Canadian bacon pizza and I am a happy man.  Damn, now I'm hungry and need a drink.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: June 08 2007,22:05   

Quote (The Wayward Hammer @ June 08 2007,21:32)
Sorry, but I hate Beaujolais with a passion.  Get a real red wine, dammit.  I take particular pleasure in decent cheap wine.  Zabaco Dancing Bull Zinfandel.  Hess Select Chardonay if you must have a white.  OK, actually I would go with the Chateau St. Michelle Riesling for a white.

Pinot Noir has become so overpriced now.  I used to get Saintsbury Carneros for a decent price, but it went over $25 a bottle last I saw it and it's not worth that.  I think the Australian Shiraz's (Penfold's is actually good for being really cheap) have taken that spot now in my portfolio.  OTOH, I have bought the French Rabbit Pinot in the little one liter container and I was pleasantly surprised.  But it is just a simple drinkable wine.

And I haven't had a bad Malbec yet.  Some can get a little chalky, but I don't mind that.  

Give me a good Zin and a decent Chicago style Canadian bacon pizza and I am a happy man.  Damn, now I'm hungry and need a drink.

Chateau D'Yquem.

'nuff said.

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