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Old 04-17-20, 08:45 PM
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I've spent a month in quarantine and am near to out of beer. And we just got a three week extension. I;m gonna be like the 90 year old gal holding a sign in the front door soon. Just my take on this.... MH
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Old 04-17-20, 10:08 PM
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I've spent a month in quarantine and am near to out of beer. And we just got a three week extension. I;m gonna be like the 90 year old gal holding a sign in the front door soon. Just my take on this.... MH
Get the word out anyway that is possible for you right now. I bet you will be surprise when a helpful soul drops off a few cases of beer while you are being quarantined.
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Old 04-18-20, 01:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post

This grandma provides me a guilt free day of having a few brews and grill some pork fajitas. 133 gravel miles this week my legs are shot and I have a nice gravel ride scheduled for tomorrow. Recovery days are necessary I might as well have some fun. Bigfoot and wife will probably show up and drink all my beer which is ok. That is what it is for. Everybody try to have fun today because I said so!



Going to add more beer and ice. Yes itís water beer but itís easy on the head the next day.




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Old 04-18-20, 11:19 PM
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Looking at the first photo, I almost cried out loud "That bottom shelf is being WASTED! There could have been fifty bottles of beer stored down there!" Then I saw the second photo with all the blue cans and decided it's basically a wash. :

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it's a deal if you let me take either the '86 merckx or '89 bottechia for a spin or two around the block...
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Old 04-19-20, 06:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Lascauxcaveman View Post
Looking at the first photo, I almost cried out loud "That bottom shelf is being WASTED! There could have been fifty bottles of beer stored down there!" Then I saw the second photo with all the blue cans and decided it's basically a wash. :

I wanna drink with Ooga.
While all the above is true, one really cannot fault a person for THEIR particular tastes in beer, especially based on what may or may not be available locally, and in the time of the virus.

While that blue stuff would certainly NOT be my first, or even 10th choice, I have learned, over the years that the "best beer" is one that is COLD and FREE.

So if I happed to drop in on Hondo, and he offered me a beer... I will reserve comment on his particular (poor) taste, as long as the stuff he offers is both COLD and FREE.

Now, hand me a warm beer... and expect me to cuss like a sailor. (Unless I am in England, and it is a fine, slightly below room temp, fresh poured, ale.)
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Old 04-19-20, 11:32 AM
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While that blue stuff would certainly NOT be my first, or even 10th choice, I have learned, over the years that the "best beer" is one that is COLD and FREE...
The well known beer aficionado and writer Fred Ekhardt was very sociable and loved hanging out with beer geeks at club meetings and festivals and was therefore often asked, "What's your favorite beer?" He would invariably raise up the glass of whatever he was drinking at that moment and say "This one."
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Old 04-19-20, 12:56 PM
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Going to sweat out the cheap beer in a few hours on the gravel bike. 90 degrees today just enough heat for a good sweating.
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90 degrees?! Holy cow, that sounds nice.
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Starting to get warm. Hopefully covid 19 doesn’t like hot weather.


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Was hoping the same thing. But this new study making the rounds now suggests that Covid-19 actually tolerates high temperatures quite well...
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But does it tolerate high levels of Keystone Light?
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The nice thing about beer emergencies is that you can be completely unapologetic about it. I went sailing with 8 friends once and somehow the logistics went wrong on the beer, there were only a few cans on board. We went ashore for the night but we had no idea where we were, there are a lot of interconnected lakes with little islands there. And the shore was just fields with grass and there was no sign of civilization in sight. So I suggested to look for some beer to buy together with the one that should have brought more beer, little chance of succes, but hey, it's a beer emergency so we were laughed at by the rest but not blamed for trying.

We followed a little gravel path and soon we saw a farmhouse in the distance, a lady opened the door and to be polite I asked first if she knew a place where we could buy beer, but she was very understanding about the seriousness of the situation and I could have started negotations about buying from the family's supply right away. In return she was very unapologetic about making a buck from our emergency, but we hadn't expected anything else based on the region's reputation for frugality. It's a bit of shame the sound of the 24 bottles of Grolsch and 24 bottles of Heineken bouncing in the crates with every step gave our triumph away before we came out of the dark in the middle of nowhere, because I would have loved to see their faces. I think that was the last time I was in a beer emergency. it's a long tima ago and I see those people sometimes and I still feel the respect. I know I didn't drag them out of a burning house, but this was a good second.
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The nice thing about beer emergencies is that you can be completely unapologetic about it. I went sailing with 8 friends once and somehow the logistics went wrong on the beer, there were only a few cans on board. We went ashore for the night but we had no idea where we were, there are a lot of interconnected lakes with little islands there. And the shore was just fields with grass and there was no sign of civilization in sight. So I suggested to look for some beer to buy together with the one that should have brought more beer, little chance of succes, but hey, it's a beer emergency so we were laughed at by the rest but not blamed for trying.

We followed a little gravel path and soon we saw a farmhouse in the distance, a lady opened the door and to be polite I asked first if she knew a place where we could buy beer, but she was very understanding about the seriousness of the situation and I could have started negotations about buying from the family's supply right away. In return she was very unapologetic about making a buck from our emergency, but we hadn't expected anything else based on the region's reputation for frugality. It's a bit of shame the sound of the 24 bottles of Grolsch and 24 bottles of Heineken bouncing in the crates with every step gave our triumph away before we came out of the dark in the middle of nowhere, because I would have loved to see their faces. I think that was the last time I was in a beer emergency. it's a long tima ago and I see those people sometimes and I still feel the respect. I know I didn't drag them out of a burning house, but this was a good second.
You were lucky. That's how Texas Chainsaw Massacre sequels start.
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You were lucky. That's how Texas Chainsaw Massacre sequels start.
We did know we weren't in Texas, allthough there was a good wind that day.
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Time to start making pruno yet?
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I moved from a town in west Texas where the only two breweries around were a half-hour away*, to Portland OR where you can't walk around the block without passing two brewpubs and five restaurants with 72 taps. Sadly, 68 of those are IPAs, three are ciders, and one might possibly be an amber.
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Tomorrow I’m going to the metropolitan area that is Hondo. Need beer, ice, energy food and deodorant. And see if I can get my chainsaw fixed I need to make a movie. I think I’m going to get some better beer but I’m not sure as of right now. Got my mask all ready to go so I don’t catch kooties. I will take all necessary precautions. Oh yeah my solo roads are getting invaded by outsiders I see bikey wars brewing ...
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It’s going to be like Mad Max but with bikes instead of cars and Hondo instead of Mel Gibson...
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Bavarian Style Wheat Ale from Austin, Texas. Took this from Big Foot’s fridge he is out of town lol. I will enjoy ..



Live Oak Hefeweizen
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Bavarian Style Wheat Ale from Austin, Texas. Took this from Big Footís fridge he is out of town lol. I will enjoy ..



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An ant, a dried up fish, a mattress topper, and a wheat beer. Looks like someone is making an art film, so you can skip that aforementioned chainsaw maintenance.

And garner some self respect. Lifeís too short to drink bad beer.
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An ant, a dried up fish, a mattress topper, and a wheat beer. Looks like someone is making an art film, so you can skip that aforementioned chainsaw maintenance.

And garner some self respect. Lifeís too short to drink bad beer.
Wait... doesn't he have to speak Swedish to make said "art film?"
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Wait... doesn't he have to speak Swedish to make said "art film?"
Ja, jag kan tala svenska.
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Wheat beer . . . right up there with 68 IPAs.
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Wheat beer . . . right up there with 68 IPAs.
Didnít really like that beer too much ... very bitter.
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