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Re: greetings from western Mass

Postby DrJerryrigger » Thu May 15, 2014 11:05 am

tankinbeans wrote:Squint, all I have to say is WERD x eleventy12.

My friends extol Mich Golden Light, but I think it tastes like gasoline. I don't drink much beer, but tend to prefer Guinness or Finnegan's.

Try celebrator double bock. It's pricey, but you real only want one.

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Re: greetings from western Mass

Postby theholycow » Thu May 15, 2014 11:22 am

DrJerryrigger wrote:A light American lager has it's time and place, its popularity is confusing, I guess it's the easiest beer to drink a lot of.

I don't fully understand the mindset of drinking the beer that's easiest to get drunk on. If your goal is efficient inebriation, hard liquor is called for. Beer should be for taste. The only way I understand it is for people who aren't good at math or attention to avoid alcohol poisoning, because bubble-gut paces you.

I'm a very tiny minority here, but over the years I've learned that I like classic non-"light"-labeled macrobrew lagers and pilsners. MGD, Michelob, Labatt's, Tsingtao, Molson, Carta Blanca, Dos Equis, etc - all in the original version. They are still light relative to what more sophisticated drinkers like (tankinbeans apparently enjoys eating his beer with a fork and knife), but they have the flavor that I enjoy in a sufficient amount. Most labeled "light" taste watered down by comparison. Unfortunately for me, plain non-light macrobrew lagers are tough to find.

That's not all I like, but it's my go-to for accompanying food or for when I'm thirsty. I do like bocks and some ambers.

I don't get it. Isn't beer supposed to be manly, for macho men to drink while watching football? Why are they drinking dainty low-calorie "light" beers?
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Re: greetings from western Mass

Postby Boston Fit » Thu May 15, 2014 12:08 pm

Holycow: Based on your list of preferred beers, I think you would like Pilsner Urquell from the Czech Republic. It has a flavor that is light but also complex, with a lovely aroma and color to boot. It is widely available in New England, so you should have no problem finding it either in bottles or on tap.

I also enjoy Belgian beer, Consendonk most of all.
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Re: greetings from western Mass

Postby theholycow » Thu May 15, 2014 12:47 pm

I think I've tried and liked that one too.
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Re: greetings from western Mass

Postby watkins » Thu May 15, 2014 4:19 pm

Squint wrote:
DrJerryrigger wrote:All beer is good, you're just a picky drinker.

Ehhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, I can't agree with that one. There are some piss-waters out there that shouldn't be allowed the title of beer.

Correct. I dont drink anything Anheuser-Busch, for example. All of it is piss. The most low-end beer I drink is Sam Adams. I prefer microbrews and craft beers. Beer that tastes good. Ive found that quality beer will actually get me drunk better than shit beer. Part of this is probably due to quality, and part of it is definitely due to the increased alcohol content in most craft beers.
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Re: greetings from western Mass

Postby Boston Fit » Thu May 15, 2014 5:01 pm

A solid national brand (a macro-microbrew, if you will) is Anchor Steam from San Fran.
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Re: greetings from western Mass

Postby AHTOXA » Thu May 15, 2014 6:00 pm

I am a self-proclaimed beer snob, I admit it. My tastes have evolved over the years, but I mainly drink:

- IPAs
- Pale Ales
- Porters: (usually during colder times of the year)
- Hefe: on a realy hot day and drinking outside

I'm lucky that my local Kroger carriers a good variety of microbrews, local some well-known west-coast stuff.
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Re: greetings from western Mass

Postby DrJerryrigger » Thu May 15, 2014 6:22 pm

This a always good if you find a place that sells it
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Cow, you should try yuengling if you haven't. It just recently became available in Mass. The lager is basically Sam Adams without any hops. Their porter is alright too...I think they call it a "black &tan" because they are dumb...but it tastes good.

The new Trappist from Spencer ma (called Spencer) is solid for style. Stupid expensive, but all Trappist beers seem to be.

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Re: greetings from western Mass

Postby DrJerryrigger » Thu May 15, 2014 6:38 pm

This, I feel, is one of the best beers available. Image

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Re: greetings from western Mass

Postby watkins » Thu May 15, 2014 6:54 pm

Time to move this on over to the beer thread, no?
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Re: greetings from western Mass

Postby theholycow » Thu May 15, 2014 7:34 pm

DrJerryrigger wrote:Cow, you should try yuengling if you haven't. It just recently became available in Mass. The lager is basically Sam Adams without any hops. Their porter is alright too...I think they call it a "black &tan" because they are dumb...but it tastes good.

The new Trappist from Spencer ma (called Spencer) is solid for style. Stupid expensive, but all Trappist beers seem to be.

I might have tried Yuengling but I can't remember. I could try it again. It would be especially worthwhile if I can expect to find it in restaurants so I can have something decent to drink with my meal. Otherwise it's kinda pointless.

I forgot to mention Narragansett. It's got good availability in RI in its non-light version and tastes good.

I used to be a beer snob. Then one day I realized I just wanted to drink what I enjoy easily without making a whole job out of it. Now I save my snobbery for tequila, where I can really make a difference by helping people get away from pounding nasty-tasting shots of cheap crap and getting hangovers so they can learn to appreciate sipping fine tequilas the way you sip fine whiskeys.

I work near Spencer, maybe I should stop by and visit the monks for some beer.
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Re: greetings from western Mass

Postby DrJerryrigger » Thu May 15, 2014 7:54 pm

'Gansetts sure are available...

For cheap trash beer I go for Gennese cream ale. Cheapest 30 rack and by my judgment it's the best thing that comes in a 30.

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Re: greetings from western Mass

Postby Rope-Pusher » Thu May 15, 2014 7:58 pm

Bock, Double-Bock,....How about Offenbach?

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Re: greetings from western Mass

Postby DrJerryrigger » Thu May 15, 2014 8:09 pm

watkins wrote:Time to move this on over to the beer thread, no?


Meh, sounds like work.

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Re: greetings from western Mass

Postby Rope-Pusher » Thu May 15, 2014 8:13 pm

DrJerryrigger wrote:
watkins wrote:Time to move this on over to the beer thread, no?


Meh, sounds like work.

Pour me another one, just like the other one.
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