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Re: Favorite beer...
« Reply #45 on: October 17, 2011, 10:32:40 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.

Catholics make the best beer.
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Re: Favorite beer...
« Reply #46 on: October 17, 2011, 10:33:37 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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Re: Favorite beer...
« Reply #47 on: October 18, 2011, 12:21:35 AM »
Black Butte Porter  ;D

http://www.flickr.com/photos/deschutesbrewery/5999380227/sizes/l/in/photostream/

One of my favorites, as well.

Others include Widmer Hefeweizen


Pyramid's Apricot Ale


Rogue's Dead Guy Ale


and Stone's Arrogant Bastard Ale


If I'm so broke that all I can afford is a domestic brew, Pabst Blue Ribbon will do quite well.
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Re: Favorite beer...
« Reply #48 on: October 18, 2011, 12:23:51 AM »
Black Butte Porter  ;D

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D**N STRAIGHT!!! ;D

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Re: Favorite beer...
« Reply #49 on: October 18, 2011, 12:24:14 AM »
Duvel, Stella, almost any cask ale, Boddingtons, Pilsner Urquel, Harp, Buckler, Kaliber, Clausthaler NA.

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Re: Favorite beer...
« Reply #50 on: October 18, 2011, 12:24:38 AM »
I love me some Dead Guy Ale :) (even though I don't love the Grateful Dead ::)!)


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Re: Favorite beer...
« Reply #51 on: October 18, 2011, 12:28:59 AM »
Can we make this an Alcohol thread?
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Re: Favorite beer...
« Reply #52 on: October 18, 2011, 12:31:30 AM »
Can we make this an Alcohol thread?

Isnt that what this is??

Or do mean incorporate other types of alcohol into the discussion?

Either way... go ahead!
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Re: Favorite beer...
« Reply #53 on: October 18, 2011, 12:32:16 AM »
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.

My uncle told a story once--he might have been fibbin'--about how he, a 100-average bowler, once bowled a 290. He said it was a game with his Air Force buddies where the winner of each frame had to chug down a pint. Toward the latter half of the game, after having won frame after frame, he was drunk off his butt , but he kept bowling strikes.
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Re: Favorite beer...
« Reply #54 on: October 18, 2011, 12:35:56 AM »
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.

My uncle told a story once--he might have been fibbin'--about how he, a 100-average bowler, once bowled a 290. He said it was a game with his Air Force buddies where the winner of each frame had to chug down a pint. Toward the latter half of the game, after having won frame after frame, he was drunk off his butt , but he kept bowling strikes.

I wouldnt doubt it, especially if it was busch light.  That stuff can certainly work miracles!
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Re: Favorite beer...
« Reply #55 on: October 18, 2011, 12:41:57 AM »
I can't believe this thread has gone this long without anyone posting this clip. From one of my favorite movies. I feel guilty for posting it, but come on, this is the BEER thread after all!

(Warning: Graphic language!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HeWUXV89w0g



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Re: Favorite beer...
« Reply #56 on: October 18, 2011, 12:45:56 AM »
I can't believe this thread has gone this long without anyone posting this clip. From one of my favorite movies. I feel guilty for posting it, but come on, this is the BEER thread after all!

(Warning: Graphic language!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HeWUXV89w0g



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hahahaha!
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Re: Favorite beer...
« Reply #57 on: October 18, 2011, 01:04:36 AM »
Can we make this an Alcohol thread?

Isnt that what this is??

Or do mean incorporate other types of alcohol into the discussion?

Either way... go ahead!

In that case I've been having way too many of these:
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Re: Favorite beer...
« Reply #58 on: October 18, 2011, 01:41:58 AM »
^  Salads in a glass?
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Re: Favorite beer...
« Reply #59 on: October 18, 2011, 01:43:52 AM »
LOL mint leaves.

And it's a Mojito
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Re: Favorite beer...
« Reply #60 on: October 18, 2011, 02:34:18 AM »
I'm gonna be boring and repeat the same old "Guinness, Boddington, Pabst Blue Ribbon Old Style when I'm broke" line that's been repeating in this thread. For variety I'll throw in some Blue Moon (which is actually the beer ale I drink most, as I usually drink with family who can't stand roofing tar), Fat Tire, and Peroni.
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Re: Favorite beer...
« Reply #61 on: October 18, 2011, 02:42:19 AM »
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.

This is the closest I can come up with is Radomyshl' Brewery in Zhytomyr.  Old Brown Beer is my favorite.  

But why drink beer, I live in wine country and within a month or so it will be time for start drinking wine from this year's grapes.  Getting a few bottles of homemade wine to take home definitely weighs into the cost benefit analysis of visiting the in-laws!  

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Re: Favorite beer...
« Reply #62 on: October 18, 2011, 02:48:35 AM »
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.
i love ayinger's oktoberfest. it would make it to the first place on my list.

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Re: Favorite beer...
« Reply #63 on: October 18, 2011, 08:23:21 AM »
Black Butte Porter  ;D

http://www.flickr.com/photos/deschutesbrewery/5999380227/sizes/l/in/photostream/

One of my favorites, as well.

Others include Widmer Hefeweizen


Pyramid's Apricot Ale


Rogue's Dead Guy Ale


and Stone's Arrogant Bastard Ale


If I'm so broke that all I can afford is a domestic brew, Pabst Blue Ribbon will do quite well.


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Re: Favorite beer...
« Reply #64 on: October 18, 2011, 08:29:38 AM »
Black Butte Porter  ;D

http://www.flickr.com/photos/deschutesbrewery/5999380227/sizes/l/in/photostream/

One of my favorites, as well.

Others include Widmer Hefeweizen


Pyramid's Apricot Ale


Rogue's Dead Guy Ale


and Stone's Arrogant Bastard Ale


If I'm so broke that all I can afford is a domestic brew, Pabst Blue Ribbon will do quite well.


Don't forget....

http://calapooiabrewing.com/blog/our-brews/



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I would like to add a special note:  My wife and I were rafting the Santiam River this last summer, and of course I was fishing.  I looked over to my left, and low and behold, I seen something drifting just under the surface of the water.  So, I reeled it in, pulled it out of the water, and it was a full 16oz BEER!!  My first beer caught ever fishing.  I almost threw it back when I saw it was Milwaukee's best!  I should get it mounted.

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Re: Favorite beer...
« Reply #65 on: October 18, 2011, 08:44:25 AM »
Can we make this an Alcohol thread?

Isnt that what this is??

Or do mean incorporate other types of alcohol into the discussion?

Either way... go ahead!

In that case I've been having way too many of these:


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Re: Favorite beer...
« Reply #66 on: October 18, 2011, 09:21:14 AM »
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.
i love ayinger's oktoberfest. it would make it to the first place on my list.


While not a huge fan of Oktoberfest beers in general, I thought that Ayinger's was pretty good.  Actually, I will drink anything Ayinger that you put in front of me.  Generally the Hefeweisen is hard to find, but any larger liquor store will at least have the Oktoberfest Martzen or the Jahrhundert.  Brau Weisse is what they call the Hefeweissen.

If you can find a good Berliner Weisse bier, those are recommendable as well.
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« Reply #67 on: October 18, 2011, 01:39:50 PM »
Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

Can we make this an Alcohol thread?

No, we're talking about beer here, which while alcoholic, is not exactly the same as other kinds of alcohols, especially some of the finer beers suggested here :)

We can even keep it Churchical..


The way I understand it, Medieval European monasteries had become quite the vinifiers as a result of collecting the necessary grapes and flour for Holy Communion.  The monks themselves developed a good craft for wine making and subsequently also developed good taste for their own consumption.  As it would come to turn out over some years, it is a bit easier to come by excesses of flour than grapes/wine, and so the monks had to switch to making beer with the wheat because they couldn't dip into the Communion wine supply.  In switching to beer, the monks went from being the best winemakers in Europe to the best brewers, and no Abbey ales are the finest craft beers around.  I also understand that beer was acceptable for fast days, like chocolate, which helped it gain popularity because its basically a liquid bread.  Also, beers and wine are safer to drink and store then the potable water of many places, but of course, these remained alcoholic so you can imagine that life in that past was a bit more easygoing.




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« Reply #68 on: October 18, 2011, 01:48:33 PM »
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The Catholic Church continues to celebrate a number of early and medieval saints related to alcohol—for instance, St. Adrian, patron saint of beer

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« Reply #69 on: October 18, 2011, 08:31:14 PM »
I've heard that researchers found an ancient Egyptian recipe for beer. Has anyone made some fresh batches, based on the plan? I always wondered what beer was like back then.
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« Reply #70 on: October 18, 2011, 08:39:10 PM »
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« Reply #71 on: October 19, 2011, 01:03:44 AM »
I've heard that researchers found an ancient Egyptian recipe for beer. Has anyone made some fresh batches, based on the plan? I always wondered what beer was like back then.

this may be similar to what you are looking for.  ive had this and enjoyed it.

http://www.dogfish.com/brews-spirits/the-brews/year-round-brews/midas-touch.htm
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Re: Favorite beer...
« Reply #72 on: October 19, 2011, 01:15:52 AM »
Right now I'm drinking some Samuel Adam's "Octoberfest." A bit disappointing. I wish Samuel Adam's would bring back their "Scotch Ale". That was the best beer they made, but I haven't been able to find it in years. Did they discontinue it?


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Re: Favorite beer...
« Reply #73 on: October 19, 2011, 01:35:31 AM »
Right now I'm drinking some Samuel Adam's "Octoberfest." A bit disappointing. I wish Samuel Adam's would bring back their "Scotch Ale". That was the best beer they made, but I haven't been able to find it in years. Did they discontinue it?


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I just had an octoberfest from them tonight too! i actually dont mind it. however, im not so sure about the scotch ale.  i havent seen it around.
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« Reply #74 on: October 19, 2011, 01:53:24 AM »
Out of Sam Adams, Weiss Bier is best.
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« Reply #75 on: October 19, 2011, 01:55:23 AM »
Just found this cool thread about a bear's favorite beer: http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,4086.0.html
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« Reply #76 on: October 19, 2011, 02:48:58 AM »
Dunkelbier ist gut.

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« Reply #77 on: October 19, 2011, 03:22:41 AM »
one of my old fav's back when I use to party

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« Reply #78 on: December 07, 2011, 11:23:51 AM »
I had to bring this post back because I found a FANTASTIC brew!!!  My band traveled to Cleveland this past weekend and had a Christmas Ale by Great Lakes Brewery. We heard people talking about it before our plane even landed, and since we like to check out local brew pubs when we travel we figured we should go.  Anyone else from the area had this before?  If you ever see this in a store, buy it before they stop making it for the year!



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« Reply #79 on: December 07, 2011, 11:32:36 AM »
I had to bring this post back because I found a FANTASTIC brew!!!  My band traveled to Cleveland this past weekend and had a Christmas Ale by Great Lakes Brewery. We heard people talking about it before our plane even landed, and since we like to check out local brew pubs when we travel we figured we should go.  Anyone else from the area had this before?  If you ever see this in a store, buy it before they stop making it for the year!





When I lived in Cleveland, the local homebrewer's society would meet at the Great Lakes Brewery. Those were GREAT times!


I do like Great Lakes' brews in general. I don't think I've been disappointed with a single one.

Oh, and I heard this recently: "My favorite beer? I can't decide if it's the ninth or tenth that is my favorite..."  ;)
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« Reply #80 on: December 07, 2011, 11:38:11 AM »
I liked them too. Especially the IPA and porter. (cant remember the names)

To me, while all of them were good, none of them really blew my mind like the Christmas ale.  I stuffed a few bottles in my suitcase and brought them home with me! Ha!
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« Reply #81 on: December 07, 2011, 12:28:11 PM »


The Samuel Adams Chocolate Bock.  This is a wonderful beer but unfortunately it only comes out this time of year in a winter variety pack.  you have to by a 12 pack variety to get 2 chocolate bocks.  They aren't sold in separate 6 or 12 packs, at least in my neck of the woods.

Otherwise, I enjoy Russian Imperial Stouts (Sam Adams makes a decent one) but they have a high alcohol content (9%, sometimes more) so I might only drink a half of a bottle at a time.  I have a beer only rarely, but if I were to have one I think the chocolate bock and imperial stouts have the best flavor.  Generally, I like stouts best but the higher alcohol content in the imperial stouts adds sweetness and overcomes the bitterness that characterizes many stouts. 

Not sure why the "favorite beer" thread had to be revived during the Nativity fast though.  ;)  Perhaps some here are looking for ways to enjoy the many "wine & oil" days that characterize this fast (though I realize some people consider beer to be in a completely different category from wine and see nothing wrong with drinking beer even on strict fast days)    :P

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« Reply #82 on: December 07, 2011, 12:34:20 PM »
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Not sure why the "favorite beer" thread had to be revived during the Nativity fast though.

This is my mistake.  Haha. Unfortunately, I am not Orthodox yet so I must admit that I dont keep up with all the different fasts as well as I should.

I knew it was a fast time, but I didnt even think about it when I brought this thread back! 
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« Reply #83 on: December 07, 2011, 12:37:02 PM »
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Not sure why the "favorite beer" thread had to be revived during the Nativity fast though.

This is my mistake.  Haha. Unfortunately, I am not Orthodox yet so I must admit that I dont keep up with all the different fasts as well as I should.

I knew it was a fast time, but I didnt even think about it when I brought this thread back! 

Beer generally does not contain grapes.  During the fast I find it a good substitute for wine.  Not sure where Whiskey fits in, though.
Das ist des Jägers Ehrenschild, daß er beschützt und hegt sein Wild, weidmännisch jagt, wie sich’s gehört, den Schöpfer im Geschöpfe ehrt.

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« Reply #84 on: December 07, 2011, 12:46:33 PM »
Beer generally does not contain grapes.  During the fast I find it a good substitute for wine.

There is also neither oil nor grapes/wine in vodka, chrystal meth, cocaine, LSD, etc.  But there is the letter, and then there is the spirit.  ;)

(P.S. I am obviously not being serious here, just picking on a certain logic.  I honestly do not intend to debate whether or not beer should be consumed on "no wine" days, and I certainly realize that having a beer is not the same as consuming the other illegal substances mentioned above).

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« Reply #85 on: December 07, 2011, 12:57:47 PM »
I should mention that while the chocolate bock only comes out in a variety pack, the "Moo-Hoo Milk Chocolate Stout" by Terrapin is also very good and is sold as a 6, at least here.


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« Reply #86 on: December 07, 2011, 01:00:21 PM »
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The Catholic Church continues to celebrate a number of early and medieval saints related to alcohol—for instance, St. Adrian, patron saint of beer



What does 'patron saint of beer' mean? You ask the prayers of St. Adrian when you drink too much beer?

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« Reply #87 on: December 07, 2011, 01:11:05 PM »
Beer generally does not contain grapes.  During the fast I find it a good substitute for wine.

There is also neither oil nor grapes/wine in vodka, chrystal meth, cocaine, LSD, etc.  But there is the letter, and then there is the spirit.  ;)

(P.S. I am obviously not being serious here, just picking on a certain logic.  I honestly do not intend to debate whether or not beer should be consumed on "no wine" days, and I certainly realize that having a beer is not the same as consuming the other illegal substances mentioned above).

Spirit, schmirit.  If I were into following the spirit of the fast I'd keep eating Taco Bell and skip on the Red Lobster!
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« Reply #88 on: December 07, 2011, 01:46:32 PM »
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« Reply #89 on: December 07, 2011, 02:08:36 PM »
What does 'patron saint of beer' mean? You ask the prayers of St. Adrian when you drink too much beer?

If you're producing beer, as most monasteries in the West did, you might want some help to make sure all goes well and is done to the glory of God, rather than becoming a source of drunkenness.