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I'm becoming a beer snob

Old 06-15-19, 07:46 AM
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Going against the grain, after going to a number of micro breweries, and sampling craft (and home brew) beer, I stopped even looking at them they all taste like they were filtered through dirty gym socks to me. The next "fad" I see coming is "stiff beer" that you can chew! :-)

Nowadays I guess at home I drink less than a case per year, and Euro beers like Guiness, Heine, Peroni, and Becks are about the only ones I'll buy. At a restaurant those are my preferred brands also. Commercial American beer is swill to me and I'm off that for good.
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I never developed a taste for the stuff. When I got my first job after college, they used to tease me and ask to see my diploma because they figured no one could go through 4 years at UMass and not learn to drink beer.

And somehow, I have signed up for Boston Bikes and Beers at the end of this month. Ride starts and ends at Harpoon Brewery. Maybe they'll let me choose the cider for my 2 free "beers" at the after party. Or even the root beer.
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Guinness. They figured it out back in the 1700’s and have managed to not screw it up since. I have no use for hoppy IPA’s or gimmicky micro brews. On hot summer days the crisp clean finish of Asahi Super Dry satisfies like no other.


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Old 06-15-19, 06:29 PM
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Originally Posted by MidwestKid View Post
.. , but the small micro brewerys can turn out some good brew. I love the darker flavorful beers.
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I always find it interesting that people find that craft beer is akin to drinking sweat sock filtered beverages. I also find it fascinating that people eat at McDonald's still too. Is there a correlation there?
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This is certainly an odd zombie thread to revive...
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a couple of goodies in the last two weeks on tap:

green cheek (orange co, ca) “short on long term goals” italian pilsner. bracingly crisp and delish.

burgeon (carlsbad, ca) “clever kiwi” kellerbier

harland (san diego) mexican lager. best mexi lager i’ve ever had.

gravity heights (san diego) “1028” ipa.

three weavers (los angeles) “return of sassy” rye ipa.

societe (san diego) “the coachman” session ipa. haven’t found a better session ipa yet.
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I wanted to become a whiskey snob but found myself on food stamps 35 years ago and with diabetes in 1996.
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2 micro-breweries and an outlet for another big coastal micro-brewery ..
in this town.

Took a long bike tour Bavaria Bohemia Belgium & Britain , NL DK etc.
Pubs are in Some of the Benelux Hostels..
and another trip in Eire and Scotland .. who needs energy drinks?
7 years later the number of brewpub - restaurants have expanded.. to 7 + ...
so, more and more, its a service - tourist town..







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I want to love beer but I don’t. Problem is I like the idea of knowing different beers, trying different beer and trying to brew beer. It just looks fun. Actually I do like really dark beer like Guinness or Allagash Black but one is enough and then I lose my taste for it... maybe I’ll hive Scotch a try. I hear folks can nerd out on that as well. 😉
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I'm a Root Beer Snob, Diet A&W because you can't get much of anything else in diet anymore.
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Originally Posted by BurittoGrande View Post
I want to love beer but I don’t. Problem is I like the idea of knowing different beers, trying different beer and trying to brew beer. It just looks fun. Actually I do like really dark beer like Guinness or Allagash Black but one is enough and then I lose my taste for it... maybe I’ll hive Scotch a try. I hear folks can nerd out on that as well. 😉
absolutely not. do yourself a favor and stay away from scotch and wine. you'll save yourself untold thousands and possibly more. you have been warned. beer is the cheapest/best way through. ignore at your own peril/bank account(s).
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I don't see anything wrong with drinking beer. Once in a while 1-2 bottles of beer is alright. As long as you don't go all out wasted like some drunk.
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absolutely not. do yourself a favor and stay away from scotch and wine. you'll save yourself untold thousands and possibly more. you have been warned. beer is the cheapest/best way through. ignore at your own peril/bank account(s).
I wish beer was cheap. A 4 pack of 16oz craft beers is $15 around here. A bottle of single barrel Elijah Craig I picked up was $35. How many drinks do I get out of that? Craft beer is not cheap. Find a bottle of Toppling Goliath 2018 Assassin and let me know how that goes.

edit: I looked it up, a 22oz bottle of 2018 Toppling Goliath Assassin is going for $350. That's an up charge compared to when it was first purchased, which I believe was $250.

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Originally Posted by Ali_Pine View Post
Fat Tire Amber Ale - New Belgium Brewing.

This is a cycle forum.
Then let's get to it:

Eddyline Crank yanker. Or Great Divide's Roadie Grapefruit Radler. Or Denver Beer Co. Incredible Pedal. Lots of options if you want to stay with 'cycling' ....

While double (and triple) IPAs and belgian ales (Delirium and St. Bernardus, I'm looking at you) are great, getting into warmer weather has me looking for more citrusy and/or crispy things: New Belgium Citradelic, Duvel Golden Ale, Dry Dock Grapefruit Double IPA. oh and Boulevard Tank 7. Might be time for some kolsch too (though they are new to me)

A local-local brewery (https://www.bluesprucebrewing.com/) has a golden strong that's 'tchareal-nice


(I like beer)

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Drinking a Paulaner Hefeweizen right now... Love wheat beers...YUMMY! Took a few to get used to the phenolic/banana/clove flavor of the yeast, but once I got used to it, well, I was hooked! I also like Dunkel's and Weizenbock's as well. Plus, their bottles are the best for homebrew, German beer bottles are much thicker and better made than American beer bottles!
Paulaner is beautiful! You might also like the Erdinger, Franziskaner and my favourite Leffe!
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I'm with you. I don't even like cheap crap beer anymore. I actually started homebrewing last year, and its a fun way to make really good beer for pretty cheap. I have Kolsch brewing currently.

Beer belly is something from heavy beer drinking couch potatoes, not someone who is ACTIVE and enjoys one or two beers/day. I burned near 1000 calories today between my bike ride, fishing, and walking. Making 300 calories back up in beer is a reward

For what its worth, my favorite beer overall, which I have a weakness for, is Stone Arrogant Bastard Ale. Its only available in 22oz beers, and is $5/bottle (after tax and all) so I don't indulge in them too often, but once in a while, YUM!
I really wanted to like Arrogant Bastard. The label is hilarious! I love the part where it says 'You're probably mouthing these words as you read them'. Unfortunately, something about the flavor puts me off.
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