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    So, UK and I talk a fair bit about beer in private and I thought we should turn it into a group discussion. In addition to games, planes and cars I have also been into brewing as a hobby, about 20 years now. So if you brew, or have a favorite beer this is the place.


    Keeping it simple, my latest favorites;

    Boddingtons, at the suggestion of UK, it is catching on in the US, available at nicer grocery stores. It has a smooth flavor and is a favorite of the Macladds.

    Tetley's, also an English ale, one I discovered at the Capital Ale House near D.C. It is crazy smooth and while it is light on hopps it is not without flavor.


    All time favorites;

    Phungstadter, a small brewery south of Frankfurt. I used to live there and every time I pass through or visit Germany I choose Frankfurt as our stopping point just to enjoy it.

    Imperial Russian Stout #2, one of mine... It is like drinking a bowl of oatmeal soaked in everclear but with a pleasant dark flavor.

    On the tap at my arcade;

    Guinness, it needs its own tap, gas system, etc. but is totally worth it.

    Pabst Blue Ribbon, A retro beer for a retro arcade.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SubaruBrat View Post
    the Macladds.
    The Macc Lads.

    I can no longer drink a lot of smooth flow beers and Bitters, and most Lagers are off the menu because something they have started to put in them gives me a pounding head ache about 2 pints in, so I made the switch to Exclusively Guinness and or Cider. Usually Cider in summer and Guinness in Winter.

    I occasionally have the odd foreign lager as a summer cooler, and I like the Dutch Oranjeboom and the Ozzie Carlton Gold.

    St Miguel tastes like piss.

    Cider I drink pretty much anything from Scrumpy to Koppaburg Pear but I like it as rough and ready as it comes, and I usually drink Weston's Old Rosie, a really potent and tasty Scrumpy.

    I brew my own cider, usually from a pack but this summer I am getting a fruit press and doing the whole deal myself.

    Maybe if we used to have access to a still I would have run some stuff through it and made Schnapps, but of course that would have been illegal, so we definitely did not do that. Ever.
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    Being from Mexico I need to mention that my favorite beer from that country is INDIO.



    Also, there's a funny story regarding Guinness from a few years back. Here's an extract of what happened:


    I was going to PM miner2049er on this one as we've been discussing Guinness Draught previously. But since then I found out the truth about what happened and I laughed so hard I just had to share it.

    A couple of weeks ago I bought a couple of Guinness Draughts in a glass bottle, they were very expensive but I wanted to try them.

    That same night I poured the first one in a pint glass and dumped the bottle without paying much attention to it. Then, last night I decided to open the second one, and as I was tossing the bottle out I heard something inside the bottle. What I found was this:



    Looking at it from the outside, at first I thought it was a piece of ice; "It must have frozen for being on the fridge for that long", I thought. But after a while I noticed that this was not melting (I actually let it be for like 5 minutes before I did anything else, and the beer was still there, not being enjoyed).

    I finally decided to take a pair of pliers and remove that "thing" from the bottle. I was shocked when I saw it; I thought "What in the bloody hell is this? Is this some sort of Irish syringe? Is it a bomb?"

    Anyway, I freaked out and dumped the beer in the sink, feeling relieved that I was going to live that night; however, I kept this ominous device with the intention of finding out what the heck it was.

    So this morning, I searched the net for it and found out what this thing really is.

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    You can take the man out of Mexico .......................
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    Quote Originally Posted by miner2049er View Post
    You can take the man out of Mexico .......................
    I'm still pissed I poured $5 down the drain. And that beer ain't any cheaper here in the states btw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flare View Post
    I'm still pissed I poured $5 down the drain. And that beer ain't any cheaper here in the states btw.
    Down the drain? ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED!

    Same destination, different route!
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    Brooklyn Brewery make some fantastic beer. Hard to find but worth the journey. I know of one pub in Edinburgh that has it available, but surely there must be others.

    If you can find it, try their Brown Ale. It is pure magic in a bottle.

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    There's a beer where my wife used to live called Yuengling. Haven't had a chance to try it yet, but I hope to.
    The most I've ever really drank is Budweiser, which yeah, is a lot like having sex in a canoe.

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    OH man, what a great thread. Currently my favorite beer is a Belgian beer called Gouden Carolus Cuvee Van de Keizer My wife and I like it so much, we *ahem* borrowed the glassware from a local gastro pub that has it on Tap:



    Outside of the beers that are 12 dollars a bottle, I've been drinking a lot of Blue Moon and FAt Tire lately. If I'm at the bowling alley or something I"ll usually drink Miller Light, but I don't mind some PBR, Guiness, NewCastle, Anchor Steam, or Spaten Optimator.

    I'm not a huge fan of STella ARtois, which is big in LA with the hip kids. Also, I think Corona is for women only.

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