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« on: October 17, 2011, 02:49:25 PM »

I saw there was one of these threads back in 2004, but its time for another.  As a community of believers, it is very important that we discuss these things.

For me, right now id have to say Dogfish Punkin.  Other than that, Guinness is always a safe bet.  Truthfully, I probably have hundreds of favorite beers...
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« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2011, 02:56:22 PM »

I hate beer, but I love lambic, which the men in my life insist counts as beer.



I can't even tell you how many picky drinkers I've converted with this. It is absolutely delicious and amazing and I've stopped drinking the commercialized sugary drinks because of it. I am sola lambic (with the occasional champagne, white wine, and hard cider thrown in).

I'll put Mr. Ismi's favorites, since he is a beer lover. Hailing from Boston, he remains loyal to Sam Adams. He also likes Yuengling and St. Pauli's Girl....and the case of Czech beer that my father brings him every time he visits. Wink (Can't remember which two types they are, though). However, he tries new stuff all the time and so I don't really know what his favorites are at the moment. But if he's defaulting, it's usually Sam Adams.
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« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2011, 02:58:54 PM »

I don't know about favourites but these are rather good:

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« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2011, 02:59:09 PM »

I hate beer, but I love lambic, which the men in my life insist counts as beer.



I can't even tell you how many picky drinkers I've converted with this. It is absolutely delicious and amazing and I've stopped drinking the commercialized sugary drinks because of it. I am sola lambic (with the occasional champagne, white wine, and hard cider thrown in).

I'll put Mr. Ismi's favorites, since he is a beer lover. Hailing from Boston, he remains loyal to Sam Adams. He also likes Yuengling and St. Pauli's Girl....and the case of Czech beer that my father brings him every time he visits. Wink (Can't remember which two types they are, though). However, he tries new stuff all the time and so I don't really know what his favorites are at the moment. But if he's defaulting, it's usually Sam Adams.

Ive never had lambic.  Ive seen it at stores and was always curious.  My wife HATES beer, except mikes hard lemonade and some hard ciders, so maybe this is something I should get for her to try.
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« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2011, 03:00:51 PM »

I don't know about favourites but these are rather good:



I had the rochefort the other day.  It didnt have a price next to it at the pub i was at.  turned out it ran me close to $18. haha. it was delicious, but had i known it was that much i wouldnt have tried it!
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« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2011, 03:01:34 PM »

Yes, Timon, those were my favorite drinks too! And I loved lambic after the first sip. It's got a beer-y kick, definitely, but the fruit overpowers it. Some friends didn't like it, but they only drink hard liquor and no wine or beer. Most people love it.

It is relatively expensive, though. Not for people who want more than 3 or 4 glasses at a time. Mr. Ismi lets me have the bottles to myself because he knows that if he joins me, he's going to finish 3/4ths of the bottle very quickly. I buy him whiskey to make him feel better (poor baby  laugh).

Let me know what your wife thinks if you get a chance to try it.
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« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2011, 03:03:18 PM »

Yes, Timon, those were my favorite drinks too! And I loved lambic after the first sip. It's got a beer-y kick, definitely, but the fruit overpowers it. Some friends didn't like it, but they only drink hard liquor and no wine or beer. Most people love it.

It is relatively expensive, though. Not for people who want more than 3 or 4 glasses at a time. Mr. Ismi lets me have the bottles to myself because he knows that if he joins me, he's going to finish 3/4ths of the bottle very quickly. I buy him whiskey to make him feel better (poor baby  laugh).

Let me know what your wife thinks if you get a chance to try it.

Will do.  Ill try and pick some up today or tomorrow!
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« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2011, 03:08:28 PM »

I wonder whether there are any Orthodox monasteries that brew fine dark beer? As good as Roman Catholic beers are I'd rather have my beer without any papal infallability.
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« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2011, 03:11:11 PM »

Ayinger Hefeweisen.  All other beers are inferior.  Ayinger Hefeweisen is the only beer that contains no trace amounts estrogen.

Schlenkerla Rauchbier is also pretty good, though you need to drink it with smoked meats, and preferably with another beer or two before hand to prepare you for it.

If you are in the mood to take a trip back in time there is always Weienstephaner, the worlds oldest still operating brewery.  The Orthodox and Catholics were still together when they were founded.
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« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2011, 03:15:25 PM »

The greatest beer in the multiverse.



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« Reply #10 on: October 17, 2011, 03:28:49 PM »

My favorite:

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« Reply #11 on: October 17, 2011, 03:33:22 PM »

Schlenkerla Rauchbier is also pretty good, though you need to drink it with smoked meats, and preferably with another beer or two before hand to prepare you for it.

I actually tasted this for the first time on last tuesday. It was indeed pretty good once I got over the associations to smoked salmon.
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« Reply #12 on: October 17, 2011, 03:45:29 PM »

Schlenkerla Rauchbier is also pretty good, though you need to drink it with smoked meats, and preferably with another beer or two before hand to prepare you for it.

I actually tasted this for the first time on last tuesday. It was indeed pretty good once I got over the associations to smoked salmon.

never had this one... need to try it soon.
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« Reply #13 on: October 17, 2011, 03:51:04 PM »



Best beer on the planet.

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« Reply #14 on: October 17, 2011, 03:52:53 PM »

My favorite:


I thought you only drank Shirley Temples?
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« Reply #15 on: October 17, 2011, 03:56:36 PM »

Ah, Achronos, the first one you posted is one of Mr. Ismi's favorites! That was one of the Czech beers I was thinking of.

Can't remember the other one though.  Huh

And Asterisk, DIET?! You can stand that suga?
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« Reply #16 on: October 17, 2011, 03:58:06 PM »

I thought you only drank Shirley Temples?

Wait, wut? When I do drink, which is rare, I try to make it my friend Harvey.
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« Reply #17 on: October 17, 2011, 04:26:49 PM »

forgot about this one...

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« Reply #18 on: October 17, 2011, 04:40:04 PM »

Some of these look really good! Unfortunately, it's hard to find such good stuff here in Mississippi. As for my favorite, it's definitely Guinness; not that I can afford to drink it very often. As for my favorite style of beer, I'm very fond of ales.



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« Reply #19 on: October 17, 2011, 04:43:20 PM »

And Asterisk, DIET?! You can stand that suga?

Sugar... My taste buds say yes. My diabetes says no. The lectures I get from my doctor every three months breaks the tie, forcing me to go with diet  angel
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And Asterisk, DIET?! You can stand that suga?

Sugar... My taste buds say yes. My diabetes says no. The lectures I get from my doctor every three months breaks the tie, forcing me to go with diet  angel
Ahh, forgive me. I didn't know it was diabetes! Sorry about that. My Tato has to drink diet Coke too now and he developed a taste for it.
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And Asterisk, DIET?! You can stand that suga?

Sugar... My taste buds say yes. My diabetes says no. The lectures I get from my doctor every three months breaks the tie, forcing me to go with diet  angel


These are my favorite root beers. Both make a diet version as well:



If I'm not mistaken, Barq's is the only root beer that contains caffeine.

Some interesting info on root beer:
http://topics.nytimes.com/topics/reference/timestopics/subjects/r/root_beer/index.html

I also love Sasparilla and Birch Beer:
http://www.pitch.com/fatcity/archives/2008/11/21/sarsaparilla-birch-beer-and-ginger-ale-oh-my-part-i


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And Asterisk, DIET?! You can stand that suga?

Sugar... My taste buds say yes. My diabetes says no. The lectures I get from my doctor every three months breaks the tie, forcing me to go with diet  angel


These are my favorite root beers. Both make a diet version as well:



If I'm not mistaken, Barq's is the only root beer that contains caffeine.

Some interesting info on root beer:
http://topics.nytimes.com/topics/reference/timestopics/subjects/r/root_beer/index.html

I also love Sasparilla and Birch Beer:
http://www.pitch.com/fatcity/archives/2008/11/21/sarsaparilla-birch-beer-and-ginger-ale-oh-my-part-i


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And Asterisk, DIET?! You can stand that suga?

Sugar... My taste buds say yes. My diabetes says no. The lectures I get from my doctor every three months breaks the tie, forcing me to go with diet  angel


These are my favorite root beers. Both make a diet version as well:



If I'm not mistaken, Barq's is the only root beer that contains caffeine.

Some interesting info on root beer:
http://topics.nytimes.com/topics/reference/timestopics/subjects/r/root_beer/index.html

I also love Sasparilla and Birch Beer:
http://www.pitch.com/fatcity/archives/2008/11/21/sarsaparilla-birch-beer-and-ginger-ale-oh-my-part-i


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Oh yeah! I love me some good Jamaican Ginger Beer! Smiley


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« Reply #24 on: October 17, 2011, 06:28:39 PM »

Guinness
Boddington's
Warsteiner
Heineken

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« Reply #25 on: October 17, 2011, 06:33:46 PM »

Warsteiner!

That was another name that Mr. Ismi and I have been trying to remember for a few months now. We tried this beer a while back and we completely forgot what it was. I've been googling the names I'm not familiar with and bingo! That's the bottle.

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You're welcome.  Grin The mini-kegs are awesome.
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« Reply #27 on: October 17, 2011, 06:41:40 PM »



Best beer on the planet.

Saturday evening:


Happy to see that you have so good taste  Smiley
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« Reply #28 on: October 17, 2011, 06:52:18 PM »

one of my old fav's back when I use to party
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« Reply #29 on: October 17, 2011, 07:08:12 PM »

one of my old fav's back when I use to party

That was made in the brewery in the small city I live near, until 2006, when the evil corporations destroyed everything Smiley
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« Reply #30 on: October 17, 2011, 07:56:26 PM »

As good as Roman Catholic beers are I'd rather have my beer without any papal infallability.
Right. Avoid anything which has been made by Roman Catholics.
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As good as Roman Catholic beers are I'd rather have my beer without any papal infallability.
Right. Avoid anything which has been made by Roman Catholics.
Stigmata Ale.
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« Reply #32 on: October 17, 2011, 08:22:40 PM »

Warsteiner!

That was another name that Mr. Ismi and I have been trying to remember for a few months now. We tried this beer a while back and we completely forgot what it was. I've been googling the names I'm not familiar with and bingo! That's the bottle.

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When my buddy from Braunschweig was over here, said to me once "ah Warsteiner.  You know, in Germany that is the sh!+ beer.  It's like Budweiser."   Wink  And then he finished his PBR.
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« Reply #33 on: October 17, 2011, 08:33:48 PM »

Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

 Its made by priests, can't go wrong there Wink

Red Tail Ale, this is  a flagship beer for a legendary california brewery, the taste, texture, color, head, buzz, is superb, there is absolutely no defect in this beer.

 I call this my "all-natural health drink" Wink

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« Reply #34 on: October 17, 2011, 08:39:02 PM »

Black Butte Porter  Grin

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« Reply #35 on: October 17, 2011, 09:17:59 PM »

Franziskaner Weissbeer and Franziskaner Dark.

Has a (Franciskan?) monk character on the label. Possible Catholic connection?

Great beer.

Also trippel karmeliet Belgian ale.

Mainstream US beer is swill.
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« Reply #36 on: October 17, 2011, 09:22:59 PM »

Warsteiner!

That was another name that Mr. Ismi and I have been trying to remember for a few months now. We tried this beer a while back and we completely forgot what it was. I've been googling the names I'm not familiar with and bingo! That's the bottle.

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When my buddy from Braunschweig was over here, said to me once "ah Warsteiner.  You know, in Germany that is the sh!+ beer.  It's like Budweiser."   Wink  And then he finished his PBR.
We couldn't describe it, but it tasted weird! He liked the weird, however.

LOL on the story. Go PBR! Noooot. Smiley
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« Reply #37 on: October 17, 2011, 09:27:25 PM »

I like fruit juice. I like beer. I do not like beer with fruit flavors.  Undecided
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« Reply #38 on: October 17, 2011, 09:30:20 PM »

You are missing out! Wink
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« Reply #39 on: October 17, 2011, 09:37:51 PM »

Oh, I've had some. All I can figure is that some folks in Belgium are entirely too happy.
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« Reply #40 on: October 17, 2011, 09:39:01 PM »

Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

 Its made by priests, can't go wrong there Wink

Red Tail Ale, this is  a flagship beer for a legendary california brewery, the taste, texture, color, head, buzz, is superb, there is absolutely no defect in this beer.

 I call this my "all-natural health drink" Wink

**note** surely some folks are going to point out that many Rastafari do not consume alcohol, and this is true.  However a) I come from the Twelve Tribes of Israel mansion where we do allow alcoholic consumption much to the criticism of other mansions and b) as practiced the nazarite vow for nearly 8 years the last time I had my locks like Samson, and I was more devoutly abstinent from alcohol than the Ayatollah, and in this regard I put in my work, so these I enjoy me a beer or four from time to time, but always in the spirit of fellowship and celebration of the gift of life from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

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« Reply #41 on: October 17, 2011, 09:40:30 PM »



If I lived in Oregon, I'm afraid I'd be an alcoholic!



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« Reply #42 on: October 17, 2011, 09:41:05 PM »

Now I'll have to go beer shopping tomorrow!  laugh What a shame that we all live too far apart to share this, ah, important experiment.  Wink
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« Reply #43 on: October 17, 2011, 09:43:50 PM »

Now I'll have to go beer shopping tomorrow!  laugh What a shame that we all live too far apart to share this, ah, important experiment.  Wink
I was going to say, I would switch beer for your fruity lambic.

We inherited (I use that term very loosely) a trunk packed with "specialty" beers (not sure how special they are -- I spot some familiar ones in there), which are 4 years past their expiration date. I looked at Mr. Ismi and said, "Who does that? Who keeps a bottle of Sam Adams for years?"

"Guys."

There are some stuff in there that he said he hasn't seen before. But what good is it going to do him? We had to make a trip tonight. This thread was making me thirsty!
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« Reply #44 on: October 17, 2011, 10:31:31 PM »

now i aint sure how many of yall are from the country. i also aint sure how many of yall play in softball tournaments...

if you live in the country and ever participate in a softball tourney, this is what us boys will be drinkin...



for every 12 ounces you pound, thats 20 feet added on to your long ball.
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