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Topic: What are you drinking (adult beverage threak)?
Posted By: cash
Subject: What are you drinking (adult beverage threak)?
Date Posted: 25 Jan 2012 at 8:15am
Booze and the culture surrounding it: Go!



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Posted By: cash
Date Posted: 25 Jan 2012 at 8:20am
Just finished a bottle

A gift from a contractor. I can't lie, I was a little disappointing. First glass was good, after that it always seemed unbalanced. In all fairness, I've had a bottle of Pappy in reserve. I might have been comparing apples to oranges.



Posted By: Dr_Heech
Date Posted: 26 Jan 2012 at 10:32am
Stroud Brewery ales (Teasel, Tom Long and Budding). 
 
Stroud historically was famous for its' textile and woolen mills, and more importantly Edwin Budding, who invented the lawnmower (see old post on RxC thread on sufu for all the info).  My favorite, of course, is the Budding.
 
 
Mind you, I wouldn't trust myself mowing the lawn after a few of these!
 
 
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Posted By: cash
Date Posted: 26 Jan 2012 at 10:47am
What is the microbrewery scene like in the UK? Here everyone is hop crazy. I blame Pliney. In fact, and I never thought I'd say this, but I'm a little sick of hopped up brews getting soooo much praise. Seems like everyone forgot about the other flavors in beer.


Posted By: Dr_Heech
Date Posted: 26 Jan 2012 at 11:04am
To be honest, I'm not too sure.  Some ales/beers produced by small breweries find their way into the supermarket, alongside the usual array of stuff produced by the 'biggies'.  Whereas many small time breweries offerings are passed by word of mouth through beer festivals (trust me, there are many) or pubs.  The pubs are in demise in this country generally, although some areas are enjoying a bit of a renaissance.  I always try and buy local, either Stroud brewery or Tesco, which is 2 minutes walk (Lol!!)
 
I realised I haven't really answered your question, sorry.


Posted By: cash
Date Posted: 26 Jan 2012 at 11:24am
No, you answered the question perfectly. Because I live in a bit of a theocracy, laws make it difficult for the biggies to sell beer. However, the laws have cultivated, accidentally, a pretty healthy local brewery scene. But everyone is hop crazy at the moment. All the new batches are Imperial this or Imperial that. I see the same thing happening on the West Coast, too. I'm just burned out on hops at the moment.


Posted By: killer b
Date Posted: 26 Jan 2012 at 12:32pm
the microbrewery scene is pretty healthy in the uk atm - the only part of the licensed trade that's seen growth over the past 10 years or so, i believe. quality is wildly variable, as you'd expect, but the trend is for very heavily hopped ales here too for some reason.


Posted By: killer b
Date Posted: 26 Jan 2012 at 12:36pm
i also am burned out on hops. i used to drink only pale beers, but now i'll tend to avoid them unless on a recommendation from someone i trust...


Posted By: Dr_Heech
Date Posted: 26 Jan 2012 at 12:44pm
The only shop bought Ale I buy, and highly recommend, is Abbot Ale by Greene King.  It's yet to be messed around with like so many others -
 
 
(me enjoying one at the start of the RxC contest)
 
 


Posted By: killer b
Date Posted: 26 Jan 2012 at 12:47pm
in a mother can?

you can get bottled ales from most reasonably well stocked offies by now surely heech? no need to lower yourself to a can. one step up from special brew...


Posted By: killer b
Date Posted: 26 Jan 2012 at 12:52pm
ooh, why no swears?


Posted By: Dr_Heech
Date Posted: 26 Jan 2012 at 1:15pm
Yes.  In a can.
Money is tighter than time for me atm, so 4x 500ml cans (drunk out of an old Theakstons glass) for £4, or 4x 500ml glass bottles for over £6?  Well for me it's a no-brainer.
I guess I am not that much of a beer-snob.
 
And please refer to me as Dr_Heech, only people who know me personally can call me 'heech' (or any Australians. ) 
 
 
 


Posted By: killer b
Date Posted: 26 Jan 2012 at 1:29pm
my apologies. i'll ensure my posts are on a strictly formal basis from now on.


Posted By: cash
Date Posted: 26 Jan 2012 at 1:30pm
Originally posted by Dr_Heech Dr_Heech wrote:

I guess I am not that much of a beer-snob.

A tool for every chore, is what I always say. Plenty of room in my liquor cabinet for the bottom shelf hooch, too.


Posted By: ihatebrianwilliams
Date Posted: 26 Jan 2012 at 2:54pm
Finished off this one not that long ago.

Makers Mark is my everyday drink. Very jealous about the bottle of Pappy you are sitting on.  Have thought about trying that 46. But just image that they poured a bunch of vanilla extract in the regular batch.  


Posted By: Maynard Fried-San
Date Posted: 26 Jan 2012 at 3:54pm
Been off the booze since New Year so currently drinking Honeybush tea. Organic of course...


Posted By: cash
Date Posted: 27 Jan 2012 at 7:31am
Originally posted by Maynard Friedman Maynard Friedman wrote:

Been off the booze since New Year so currently drinking Honeybush tea. Organic of course...

That tea always makes me think of a Bond Girl:
Mr. Bond, this is Miss Honey Bush...


Posted By: Rivet Head
Date Posted: 27 Jan 2012 at 7:45am
I'm slowly working on an 18 pk. of Guinness products (G. Stout, Harp, Smithwick's) I picked up at Costco....all brewed in Ireland! Normally they are brewed in Canada and just don't have the same taste. Beer


Posted By: Bob Dale
Date Posted: 27 Jan 2012 at 9:16am
nvm


Posted By: El_Gato_Scott
Date Posted: 01 Feb 2012 at 9:44pm
I agree with Cash...I don't care much for "hoppy" beers. I always liked darker, heavier brews. I've been on a Belhaven kick lately...it's Guiness' Scottish cousin. Mighty tasty. I also like out local Shiner beer products. They had a "Smokehaus" brew a while back that had mesquite-smoked hops and it was awesome! If it's a day of yard work, though...I'll just grab some Lone Star light (cheap Texas barley water). Never was much for liquor, but I have been known to have some J.W. on the rocks with a splash of water hither and yonder...once in a while...off and on from time to time.


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Posted By: cash
Date Posted: 02 Feb 2012 at 8:40am
Don't get me wrong about hops. I dig hops. I'm just burned out on hops. The last few years, every microbrewery has been double and triple hopping everything. Too much of a good thing.

As for Shiners, the Spoetzl Brewery backed up to the family farm of my wife's godfather. So, they always have a sixer of Shiners on hand.


Posted By: killer b
Date Posted: 02 Feb 2012 at 8:45am
I asked a friend who runs a real ale pub about the hop trend at the moment, and he tells me it's just what sells - dark beers move a lot more slowly, even in the winter.

I guess a lot the growth in ale drinkers in recent years is people switching from lager - a light hoppy beer is going to be less of a leap for them than something dark and caramelly...


Posted By: Cinch
Date Posted: 07 Mar 2012 at 3:58pm
One of the best specialty liquor stores around San Francisco - Cask.




Posted By: Cinch
Date Posted: 07 Mar 2012 at 3:59pm
Enjoyed this last night....




Posted By: mr randal
Date Posted: 07 Mar 2012 at 11:28pm


Posted By: topgearskin
Date Posted: 10 Mar 2012 at 3:07am
Even though its one that I have never made - I'd say Duvel is in the top 5 beers in the whole world. Out of the beers I have brewed -  Worthington White Shield is top class.


Posted By: cash
Date Posted: 12 Mar 2012 at 1:21pm

Some rye we've been drinking. I know rye is "hot" right now -- I think for good reason. Dollar for dollar, this is one of the best I've tasted.


Posted By: ThisSunday
Date Posted: 12 Mar 2012 at 1:33pm
^ I'm drinking Bulleit Bourbon. I'm trying to get the rye at an affordable price. I like the Duty Free option. I couldn't find any on a recent vacation though so I picked up another bottle of bourbon along with Hennessy White & Domaine de Canton


Posted By: cash
Date Posted: 12 Mar 2012 at 1:37pm
^How pricey is hooch in NYC (you are in NYC, right?)? I think the rye goes for less and $25 in SLC. Utah is weird, though (state liquor monopoly). You cannot buy cheap beer, but it seems that spirits are pretty affordable. In fact, I'm always surprise at how expensive hooch is in California. 


Posted By: killer b
Date Posted: 12 Mar 2012 at 1:55pm
the local remaindered store had some real nice cider, two bottles for £1.50

so that. malvern press cider.


Posted By: ThisSunday
Date Posted: 12 Mar 2012 at 3:24pm
Originally posted by cash cash wrote:

^How pricey is hooch in NYC (you are in NYC, right?)? I think the rye goes for less and $25 in SLC. Utah is weird, though (state liquor monopoly). You cannot buy cheap beer, but it seems that spirits are pretty affordable. In fact, I'm always surprise at how expensive hooch is in California. 

Bulleit is around $35. NYC prices are ridiculuous


Posted By: misterh
Date Posted: 14 Mar 2012 at 5:54am


http://www.redracerbeer.com/india-pale-ale/" rel="nofollow - Red Racer IPA


Posted By: Cinch
Date Posted: 14 Mar 2012 at 7:32am


Posted By: cash
Date Posted: 14 Mar 2012 at 8:43am
Had some free time last weekend. Stopped by a local deli for a breakfast sandwich. Each sandwich is named for some place in or around New York City. This one is called the River Head. I've obviously been spending too much time online becuase I ordered the Rivet Head. Sup Matt?

Anyway, the beers are from a local brewery. A Czech Pilsener and a Viennese Lager. Yes, cans. In fact, they only come in cans or on tap. The owner is pretty environmentally conscious and cans recycle more easily. 


Posted By: thriftscore
Date Posted: 14 Mar 2012 at 3:35pm
 the local product...yummy!


Posted By: Cinch
Date Posted: 14 Mar 2012 at 8:40pm
Manhattan



Posted By: Cinch
Date Posted: 15 Mar 2012 at 4:07pm


Posted By: killer b
Date Posted: 25 Mar 2012 at 10:30am


Posted By: killer b
Date Posted: 25 Mar 2012 at 10:31am
hawkshead damson & vanilla porter at 8.5 % was the highlight btw


Posted By: killer b
Date Posted: 25 Mar 2012 at 10:34am
this was the hawkshead beer festival in cumbria btw - impressive brewery set up. here's some more pics
 
 
 
 
(above is the sacks of malt)
 


Posted By: Cinch
Date Posted: 25 Mar 2012 at 10:38am
Duvel last night. I know that beer geeks put it down, but it is tasty stuff IMO.


Posted By: Dr_Heech
Date Posted: 25 Mar 2012 at 12:38pm
Originally posted by killer b killer b wrote:

 
 
Good stuff Killerb - dont know how far I'd get along this display -probably about halfway, before I pass out!Dead


Posted By: killer b
Date Posted: 25 Mar 2012 at 3:03pm
tonight, i had a bottle of this:
 
 
it's brewed in open casks in caves in france somewhere - they don't add yeast, just allow the natural yeasts floating around in the air to land and fement in it - similar to how sourdough bread is made. it has a distinctively sour taste to it as a result - but the depth of flavour is something else. they call it the champagne of beers in france, i'm told.


Posted By: Cinch
Date Posted: 01 Apr 2012 at 6:35pm
The other night I had the worst Margarita in my life. It tasted like it was made with Seven up! But I do appreciate a place that opens early, just in case I need a little bracer to start my day Smile



Posted By: Cinch
Date Posted: 02 Apr 2012 at 11:42am
Damn, it's empty......




Posted By: killer b
Date Posted: 04 Apr 2012 at 3:04pm
tonight is the first of 12 off work, so i've had a bottle of export strength guinness (the only guinness worth drinking) and a bottle of budvar. cracking another budvar now...


Posted By: cash
Date Posted: 04 Apr 2012 at 3:52pm
What, pray tell, is domestic strength? 


Posted By: killer b
Date Posted: 04 Apr 2012 at 5:03pm
about 5, i think - i never drink it, so i dunno  for sure. the export is 7.5, but it's a much more flavoursome beer in other regards too.


Posted By: Cinch
Date Posted: 20 Apr 2012 at 2:36pm
Don Julio blanca while sitting around the campfire.




Posted By: ThisSunday
Date Posted: 20 Apr 2012 at 3:14pm


Posted By: killer b
Date Posted: 30 Apr 2012 at 2:06pm

hell, this is nice.


Posted By: topgearskin
Date Posted: 01 Jul 2012 at 12:56pm
thank you for posting that.
I work at the brewery where white shield is made!Clap


Posted By: Cinch
Date Posted: 01 Jul 2012 at 2:50pm
It is a nice mild afternoon and a beer really sounded good. I'm enjoying a Stella or two.



Posted By: Happy Hooligan
Date Posted: 01 Jul 2012 at 8:55pm
enjoying the Anvil Nut Brown...  hard to hind a good nut brown these days...

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Posted By: Docblue
Date Posted: 04 Jul 2012 at 7:23am
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f u c k Flickr. 

the flower is the first one home made ! 




Posted By: redchris
Date Posted: 18 Jul 2012 at 1:44am
I always enjoy getting a Bishop's Finger inside of me.



Posted By: Maynard Fried-San
Date Posted: 18 Jul 2012 at 2:39am
^ Are you an actress by any chance?


Posted By: Jeanfi_belgium
Date Posted: 04 Sep 2012 at 3:57am
Stout of the evening. A good beer from Normandy.



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Posted By: Cinch
Date Posted: 05 Sep 2012 at 11:45am
What a holiday weekend -Pacifico beer, Schramsberg champagne, Buffalo Trace bourbon, Partida Tequilia. We finished off dinner with a bottle of Wrath Chardonney from the central valley near Carmel and Monterey California. It has a clean modern flavor...no crazy oak. And then J winery's pear brandy.  





Posted By: misterh
Date Posted: 07 Sep 2012 at 4:52pm


Posted By: Jeanfi_belgium
Date Posted: 08 Sep 2012 at 6:32am
Cuvée du chateau de Boussu, drank during the “Heritage days”



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Posted By: topgearskin
Date Posted: 10 Sep 2012 at 11:42am
you can ALWAYS rely on a belgian to bring out the really great beers! Thanks JeanfiClap


Posted By: Jeaux
Date Posted: 11 Sep 2012 at 8:04pm
LOL, I will use my first post to declare my love for beer!  Hello, love the site, I googled my way to this gem of a forum.  Back to beer, Strongbow Cider!  I have recently been introduced but it tastes incredible.  They have it at a little downtown pub a few miles away.


Posted By: topgearskin
Date Posted: 14 Sep 2012 at 11:40am
i used to ferment Strongbow cider for Bulmers in Hereford. great to hear you like it. its apple season (just) so the apples are being pressed in Ledbury to make next years strongbow, as we speak!!


Posted By: killer b
Date Posted: 14 Sep 2012 at 11:47am
i'm drinking sheppey's tonight, keeping on a cider tip. Cool


Posted By: Maynard Fried-San
Date Posted: 14 Sep 2012 at 12:14pm
Just had some Cuzquena - liquid Inca gold, I'm led to believe...


Posted By: Jeaux
Date Posted: 14 Sep 2012 at 3:48pm
Originally posted by topgearskin topgearskin wrote:

i used to ferment Strongbow cider for Bulmers in Hereford. great to hear you like it. its apple season (just) so the apples are being pressed in Ledbury to make next years strongbow, as we speak!!
 
That's awesome!  Yes it really is tasty!  I discovered it by mistake in a little pub, in a little Texas town, trying new beers.  I have also turned on a few people to it as well.  Everyone I know that has tried it, loves it.  Now I need to find it in bottles so I can drink it at home!


Posted By: Jeanfi_belgium
Date Posted: 18 Sep 2012 at 1:58am
yesterday evening was time for an italian beer



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Posted By: ThisSunday
Date Posted: 24 Sep 2012 at 4:54pm




Posted By: misterh
Date Posted: 26 Sep 2012 at 3:59pm


Posted By: Cinch
Date Posted: 04 Nov 2012 at 3:46pm
Long bike ride yesterday, so it was time to replenish liquids. Delirium Tremers hit the spot.




Posted By: Cinch
Date Posted: 04 Nov 2012 at 3:49pm
St Georges Distillery has a relatively new Bourbon called B&E (For Breaking & Entering). I just got a bottle and am really enjoying it. Lots of flavor but not too much spice. Perfect to drink neat. About $37 a bottle.



Posted By: nick
Date Posted: 12 Nov 2012 at 8:57am
Slightly off topic but in keeping with the recent cider theme, there is actually a contestant in the US X Factor whose named is Diamond White. This will probably mean more to UK forum members between the ages of 30 and 50.


Posted By: BMH
Date Posted: 07 Dec 2012 at 11:31am
denimbro holiday beer favorites ?


Posted By: redchris
Date Posted: 08 Dec 2012 at 7:55am
Shepherd Neame Tins 'ale.



Mikkeller Santa's little helper.





Posted By: Foxy
Date Posted: 20 Dec 2012 at 12:16pm
On a gin trip lately...



Scottish Gin, matured 13-14 years in casks - 2 of these in a rum cask and whiskey casks respectively - the gin comes at cask strength (63-64%)



Very interesting experience...


Posted By: misterh
Date Posted: 30 Dec 2012 at 5:59pm


Posted By: fabstar13
Date Posted: 06 Jun 2013 at 1:14am
Hi killer b, hi everybody,
I just wanted to reply to your 25 Mar 2012 post (i know it's a long time ago)
Kriek Cantillon is made in Belgium, not France, from cherries.
It should be drunk at least one year after bottling. Some people even like to age it several years before opening !
I know in the old days some people also added one or two sugar stones in their glass but i never seen nobody do this...
Cheers !

Originally posted by killer b killer b wrote:

tonight, i had a bottle of this:
 
 
it's brewed in open casks in caves in france somewhere - they don't add yeast, just allow the natural yeasts floating around in the air to land and fement in it - similar to how sourdough bread is made. it has a distinctively sour taste to it as a result - but the depth of flavour is something else. they call it the champagne of beers in france, i'm told.


Posted By: rootytoottoot
Date Posted: 06 Jun 2013 at 3:51am
In honor of Amos Milburn:

One Bourbon: Forester's Birthday, Barrel 3
One Scotch: Laphroaig Quarter Cask (this is like getting punched in the face by smoke)
One Beer: Leffe Brown


Posted By: topgearskin
Date Posted: 07 Jun 2013 at 10:44am
I love those Belgian lambic beers. I'm a big fan of mort subite, even though my mrs described it as a cloudy mixture of tomato juice and battery acid (who knows HOW she knew what that tasted like, mind she is from Hartlepool, so, you know)
At tomorrow's scoot rally the local micro brewer has produced some "blazing glory" beer (the name of our scooter club) which I'm looking forward to tasting too


Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 07 Aug 2013 at 12:27pm
I know Hollows but who is this Fentimans geezer?

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You can taste the tannin.


Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 08 Aug 2013 at 8:56am
From Britain's Oldest Brewer..

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Posted By: hoggreaser
Date Posted: 10 Aug 2013 at 1:08pm
/\ What's this? A Northerner like you drinking our Southern beer!! Don't let yer mates find out pal.


Posted By: topgearskin
Date Posted: 11 Aug 2013 at 3:22am
Looks great! Walking around the old north brewery in burton last year I found a genuine old beer from 1932. It was an award winner made by ind coope. Obviously not drinkable but a nice curio nonetheless. Part of the joys of working on a site where they've been brewing since 1777!


Posted By: Serge Denime
Date Posted: 17 Aug 2013 at 11:49am
Just enjoyed a bottle of Nils Oscar 'God Lager'
Swedish for 'good lager', I have to say it's much better than good. They describe it as a 'divine un- pasteurised beer '
I have to agree


Posted By: PeterParker
Date Posted: 01 Sep 2013 at 4:06am

Enjoying the last of this bottle.  Effectively opened five days ago and still going strong.  Luckily I've still got another bottle tucked away. Outstanding stuff!


Posted By: redchris
Date Posted: 29 Sep 2013 at 11:52am
absolut with ice atm


Posted By: hoggreaser
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2013 at 3:14pm








Posted By: Happy Hooligan
Date Posted: 14 Dec 2013 at 4:44pm
I"m drinking my home brew Nut Brown Ale and it's amazing.   Sometimes when you home brew you get that perfect beer and this batch is it.

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Posted By: Serge Denime
Date Posted: 06 Jan 2014 at 4:39am
100 reasons to be cheerful!





Posted By: Cinch
Date Posted: 06 Jan 2014 at 9:40am
Pappy flight at Hardwater San Francisco

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Posted By: Cinch
Date Posted: 06 Jan 2014 at 9:42am
A birthday gift I will be opening soon

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Posted By: Joseph Hill
Date Posted: 05 Jan 2015 at 6:20pm
Capped off 2014 with an octet of Absinthe. Just remember to do a little math before drinking, and measure your doses with a jigger. These all range from 70% to 74%!
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We try to keep a variety, but there's a couple from Ted Breaux. His marketing may range from beautiful to douchy (Marilyn Mansons Mansinthe), but the quality of his output is undeniable.

Three of the glasses are Belle Epoque original, as are the spoons, toppettes, and dishes. I don't actually use the spoons though, as I'm not big on using sugar.


Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 27 Jan 2015 at 10:39am
Imported Guinness brewed and bottled in Nigeria, Its Potent at 7.5%



Looks interesting?

Ive also got a Guinness Dublin Porter and a Guinness West Indies Porter.




Posted By: robroy
Date Posted: 30 Jan 2015 at 4:55pm
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Olivia series V
Oban 14


Posted By: devilish
Date Posted: 30 Jan 2015 at 6:13pm
Orphan Barrel BarterHouse 20yr old Bourbon. Yum.


Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 31 Jan 2015 at 9:33am


My mains water supply sprung a leak on the inlet before the stop tap.
Its been a cold wet shitty day but my neighbours have been brilliant im hitting the whisky early...





Posted By: massivebonanza
Date Posted: 18 Mar 2016 at 1:25pm
/\ Think I've only drunk Yamazaki, can't recall whether the Distillers Reserve or the 12 year old. 
I'll put this on my list, I mean, if it's good enough for Mr Soul, then it'll do.


Posted By: kevinwalks
Date Posted: 03 Apr 2016 at 12:46pm
Picture is old, but Ruhstaller makes good stuff.


Posted By: A_See
Date Posted: 03 Apr 2016 at 9:02pm
Todays line-up. 

Mikkeller Spontanpeach
Prairie Flare Gose 
Almanac Saison de Brettaville
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