Help support WeTheArmed.com by visiting our sponsors.

Author Topic: WTA's Alcohol Thread  (Read 148105 times)

ZeroTA

  • Senior Contributor
  • *****
  • Posts: 2882
  • Minister of Random Punishments

  • Offline
Re: WTA's Alcohol Thread
« Reply #125 on: June 29, 2009, 05:54:28 PM »
At this moment, I have bad memories of St Pauli Girl Lager and Miller Lite. This is the worst hangover I've had in a while.
St. Pauli Girl is my beer of choice for the moment. That's my sippin' beer. Good ol' Bud Light is my poundin' down beer.

Worst: Old Milwaukee, Natural Light, Pabst Blue Rotten, Keystone, and Stag. It's a five-way tie. If I had to drink one it'd be Natty.

My brother can throw down some Guinness. I think it's horrible.
I'm not saying you should use an M1A for home defense, but I'm also not saying you shouldn't.

WeTheArmed.com

  • Advertisement
  • ***

    Plebian

    • Senior Contributor
    • *****
    • Posts: 2044

    • Offline
    Re: WTA's Alcohol Thread
    « Reply #126 on: June 29, 2009, 05:57:01 PM »
    St. Pauli Girl is my beer of choice for the moment. That's my sippin' beer. Good ol' Bud Light is my poundin' down beer.

    Worst: Old Milwaukee, Natural Light, Pabst Blue Rotten, Keystone, and Stag. It's a five-way tie. If I had to drink one it'd be Natty.

    My brother can throw down some Guinness. I think it's horrible.

    You can drink Bud light, BUT think Guinness is bad?!  :scrutiny
    Oklahoma"If all our problems are solved, we'll find new ones to replace them. If we can't find new ones, we'll make new ones."

    Irwin

    • Contributor
    • ****
    • Posts: 1928

    • Offline
    Re: WTA's Alcohol Thread
    « Reply #127 on: June 29, 2009, 06:01:47 PM »
    St. Pauli Girl is my beer of choice for the moment. That's my sippin' beer. Good ol' Bud Light is my poundin' down beer.

    Worst: Old Milwaukee, Natural Light, Pabst Blue Rotten, Keystone, and Stag. It's a five-way tie. If I had to drink one it'd be Natty.

    My brother can throw down some Guinness. I think it's horrible.
    Drink one can of John Smiths (a weird concution of horse piss, miller and water) A can of Tennents (so Scottish it puts hair on your chest and mugs you at the same time!) Then drink a can of Guinness it becomes slightly paletable  ;D

    Harm

    • WTA Staff
    • Senior Contributor
    • *****
    • Posts: 11407

    • Offline
    Re: WTA's Alcohol Thread
    « Reply #128 on: June 29, 2009, 06:21:30 PM »
    I think throwing back some Tennents could be fun just for the stories!   :scrutiny  :devillol
    ArizonaIn Deo Confido

    Once more into the fray
    Into the last good fight I'll ever know
    Live and die on this day
    Live and die on this day

    JesseL

    • Gun Mangler
    • WTA Staff
    • Senior Contributor
    • *****
    • Posts: 12450

    • Offline
    Re: WTA's Alcohol Thread
    « Reply #129 on: June 29, 2009, 06:26:55 PM »
    I was very much a non-drinker for a long time, but lately I've been curious what the fuss is about so I've tried a few things.

    While my wife and son were away for a weekend a month ago, I decided to try a six-pack of Guinness extra stout. Keep in mind here - very inexperienced drinker. I got it nice and cold, nearly freezing, and it wasn't half bad! I guess years of drinking black coffee helps.
    « Last Edit: June 29, 2009, 06:57:26 PM by JesseL »
    Arizona

    Harm

    • WTA Staff
    • Senior Contributor
    • *****
    • Posts: 11407

    • Offline
    Re: WTA's Alcohol Thread
    « Reply #130 on: June 29, 2009, 06:47:57 PM »
    That actually sounds REALLY good.   :nervous
    ArizonaIn Deo Confido

    Once more into the fray
    Into the last good fight I'll ever know
    Live and die on this day
    Live and die on this day

    Irwin

    • Contributor
    • ****
    • Posts: 1928

    • Offline
    Re: WTA's Alcohol Thread
    « Reply #131 on: June 29, 2009, 06:49:10 PM »
    The thing with Guinness is I'm ok to drink it when I'm reasonably sober but when I get drunk I forget I'm drinking it and revert back to my lager memory and start to chug it down then  :vomit

    Jessel as your new ish to drinking you should check out the little no brand french and german beers down at tescos something like 5-6 quid for 15 bottles which I think they are half pints? You can end up with some really good beers for pennies to educate your pallet with and if you start to feel sick after the first 8 or so down 2 or 3 and the gas should make you throw up :vomit Thus creating space for more food and beer  :devillol


    Harm

    • WTA Staff
    • Senior Contributor
    • *****
    • Posts: 11407

    • Offline
    Re: WTA's Alcohol Thread
    « Reply #132 on: June 29, 2009, 06:58:12 PM »
    So what do WETA People think about Wine and Whiskey?
    ArizonaIn Deo Confido

    Once more into the fray
    Into the last good fight I'll ever know
    Live and die on this day
    Live and die on this day

    TheRedCoat

    • Junior Member
    • *
    • Posts: 97
    • The Redcoats are coming! The Redcoats are coming!

    • Offline
    Re: WTA's Alcohol Thread
    « Reply #133 on: June 29, 2009, 07:12:59 PM »
    Irwin is special brew still the choice of pi$$heads, the homeless and students?

    stuff just smelt nasty let alone tasted nasty
    The Art of flying is learning to throw yourself at the floor and miss!

    A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty - Winston Churchill

    Stultum est timere quod vitare non potes

    Irwin

    • Contributor
    • ****
    • Posts: 1928

    • Offline
    Re: WTA's Alcohol Thread
    « Reply #134 on: June 29, 2009, 07:24:29 PM »
    Irwin is special brew still the choice of pi$$heads, the homeless and students?

    stuff just smelt nasty let alone tasted nasty
    The only guy I know who buys it is a smoggie as its quite cheap, but again this is the man who will drink Tesco's gin and thinks its nice!  :devillol

    So what do WETA People think about Wine and Whiskey?

    I like whiskey but am far from a conusuir and I'm not keen on wine.

    Harm

    • WTA Staff
    • Senior Contributor
    • *****
    • Posts: 11407

    • Offline
    Re: WTA's Alcohol Thread
    « Reply #135 on: June 29, 2009, 07:26:57 PM »
    I'm hardly a connieseur of Whisky.  I just know that I'm partial to Jack Daniels served ice cold.  I used to leave a bottle in the freezer along with my high ball glasses and I'd pour two fingers of JD's and relax.  When I was partying that was different.   :devillol
    ArizonaIn Deo Confido

    Once more into the fray
    Into the last good fight I'll ever know
    Live and die on this day
    Live and die on this day

    FMJ

    • 7.62
    • Senior Contributor
    • *****
    • Posts: 14344
    • "A good black coffee is like a good liquid cigar"

    • Offline
    Re: WTA's Alcohol Thread
    « Reply #136 on: June 29, 2009, 09:43:57 PM »
    Sorry to digress from the Scotch and Bourbon,

    but what is the difference between Guinness Draught and extra Stout?

    They both come with the rocket widget thing, don't they?
    CaliforniaThere are many like it, but this one is mine.

    coyotesfan97

    • WTA LEO
    • Senior Contributor
    • *****
    • Posts: 3048
    • Life's Short Bite Hard!

    • Offline
    Re: WTA's Alcohol Thread
    « Reply #137 on: June 29, 2009, 10:08:47 PM »
    Quote
    How is Sierra Nevada Pale Ale?  It seems to be popular around where I live. 

    Sierra Nevada Pale Ale is one of my favorite beers.  They have Summerfest out right now that is really good too.

    I've always wanted to tour their Brewery in Chico :beer
    ArizonaThe bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it.  Thucydides 471BC

    "Hey!  Let's be careful out there." Sgt Phil Esterhaus played by Michael Conrad

    TheRedCoat

    • Junior Member
    • *
    • Posts: 97
    • The Redcoats are coming! The Redcoats are coming!

    • Offline
    Re: WTA's Alcohol Thread
    « Reply #138 on: June 30, 2009, 09:08:17 AM »
    I realised I forgot to mention the good ol' green fairy absinthe. No not the crap sold here but the real stuff I used to drink back home every so often :) That is an interesting drunk.
    The Art of flying is learning to throw yourself at the floor and miss!

    A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty - Winston Churchill

    Stultum est timere quod vitare non potes

    Outbreak

    • NRA Basic Pistol Instructor, Certified Sig P-Series Armorer
    • WTA Staff
    • Senior Contributor
    • *****
    • Posts: 11464
    • Outbreak Monkey ^

    • Offline
    Re: WTA's Alcohol Thread
    « Reply #139 on: June 30, 2009, 11:39:25 AM »
    Sorry to digress from the Scotch and Bourbon,

    but what is the difference between Guinness Draught and extra Stout?

    They both come with the rocket widget thing, don't they?

    They're different beers. Try'em both to find out the difference. And yes, they both have a widget.

    My issue with Guinness is it's the Budweiser of Stouts. Find me a Smithwicks or a Rogue Shakespeare Stout if I'm gonna drink something heavy like that. Or a Black Velvet, which is a black n tan made with Guinness and cider. Quite dellicious.
    TexasOutbreak

    I take my coffee black...like my rifles.

    I absolutely despise Glocks. That's why I only own two.

    I'm glad that your chains rest lightly upon you. --JesseL

    Plebian

    • Senior Contributor
    • *****
    • Posts: 2044

    • Offline
    Re: WTA's Alcohol Thread
    « Reply #140 on: June 30, 2009, 12:59:16 PM »
    They're different beers. Try'em both to find out the difference. And yes, they both have a widget.

    My issue with Guinness is it's the Budweiser of Stouts. Find me a Smithwicks or a Rogue Shakespeare Stout if I'm gonna drink something heavy like that. Or a Black Velvet, which is a black n tan made with Guinness and cider. Quite dellicious.

    You have your drink names mixed up there. A black and tan is a dark stout beer and brown ale mixed half and half. A Snakebite is a lager and cider mixed half and half(Also used to refer to all beer and hard cider mixes). A Black Velvet is a dark stout and Champagne mixed half and half. Your post refers to a sort of Snakebite.

    Also Smithwicks is considered by most to be a weaker and lighter version of Guinness. It has it's own history, but is owned by the same company as Guinness now. That company is Diageo. They make a retarded amount of different beers and wines.
    Oklahoma"If all our problems are solved, we'll find new ones to replace them. If we can't find new ones, we'll make new ones."

    Outbreak

    • NRA Basic Pistol Instructor, Certified Sig P-Series Armorer
    • WTA Staff
    • Senior Contributor
    • *****
    • Posts: 11464
    • Outbreak Monkey ^

    • Offline
    Re: WTA's Alcohol Thread
    « Reply #141 on: June 30, 2009, 01:43:43 PM »
    You have your drink names mixed up there. A black and tan is a dark stout beer and brown ale mixed half and half. A Snakebite is a lager and cider mixed half and half(Also used to refer to all beer and hard cider mixes). A Black Velvet is a dark stout and Champagne mixed half and half. Your post refers to a sort of Snakebite.

    Also Smithwicks is considered by most to be a weaker and lighter version of Guinness. It has it's own history, but is owned by the same company as Guinness now. That company is Diageo. They make a retarded amount of different beers and wines.


    :bowdown

    You, sir, are right. You've corrected me in the matter of drinking, and for that, you have earned quite high honors. :cheers

    and the Smithwick's was just an example. I've tried a number of other stouts and enjoy them almost universally more than Guinness. Try the Shakespeare Stout from Rogue. It pours like motor oil and goes down thicker. We call it "Richard Petty Stout" because the label looks just like the racing legend in victorian garb.

    TexasOutbreak

    I take my coffee black...like my rifles.

    I absolutely despise Glocks. That's why I only own two.

    I'm glad that your chains rest lightly upon you. --JesseL

    Plebian

    • Senior Contributor
    • *****
    • Posts: 2044

    • Offline
    Re: WTA's Alcohol Thread
    « Reply #142 on: June 30, 2009, 01:58:23 PM »


    :bowdown

    You, sir, are right. You've corrected me in the matter of drinking, and for that, you have earned quite high honors. :cheers

    and the Smithwick's was just an example. I've tried a number of other stouts and enjoy them almost universally more than Guinness. Try the Shakespeare Stout from Rogue. It pours like motor oil and goes down thicker. We call it "Richard Petty Stout" because the label looks just like the racing legend in victorian garb.



    I have tried the Shakespeare Stout and it is a fine beer. It seems to be more along the lines of a Russian Stout which is not a bad thing. I also would urge you to try a Milk Stout produced by Left Hand. I would say to try the kegs or ones on tap though. Their bottles just do not do the beer justice.

    Get your Shakespeare Stout and mix it with a good high alcohol hard apple cider. It is as close to heaven as I think any man can come.

    You should also try a Moet & Chandon Imperial Rose mixed with Chimay Blue. We tend to refer to it as an "Arrogant b____ in Black Velvet". It is a true Black Velvet and is very, very smooth. It is a bit costly to drink  often though.
    Oklahoma"If all our problems are solved, we'll find new ones to replace them. If we can't find new ones, we'll make new ones."

    Outbreak

    • NRA Basic Pistol Instructor, Certified Sig P-Series Armorer
    • WTA Staff
    • Senior Contributor
    • *****
    • Posts: 11464
    • Outbreak Monkey ^

    • Offline
    Re: WTA's Alcohol Thread
    « Reply #143 on: June 30, 2009, 02:48:57 PM »
    I don't even look at the price for good beer usually. $7 for a pint doesn't scare me, and a bit more for a true specialty or "beer cocktail" is perfectly fine once in a while.

    I keep a 12 pack of something good in the fridge all the time, and a 30pack of Miller Lite as well. I drink the entire range.
    TexasOutbreak

    I take my coffee black...like my rifles.

    I absolutely despise Glocks. That's why I only own two.

    I'm glad that your chains rest lightly upon you. --JesseL

    Thernlund

    • WTA Staff
    • Senior Contributor
    • *****
    • Posts: 14098

    • Offline
    Re: WTA's Alcohol Thread
    « Reply #144 on: June 30, 2009, 03:49:39 PM »
    Alot of beers I've tried that rank very high I can't remember the names.  I'm always with people, usually distracted, later on drunk, and they're usually pretty uncommon and hard to find.  More times than not though, I remember them when I see them.

    Find me a Smithwicks...

    THERE'S ONE!!!


    -T.
    Arizona  Arm yourself because no one else here will save you.  The odds will betray you, and I will replace you...

    Beamish

    • Senior Contributor
    • *****
    • Posts: 2506

    • Offline
    Re: WTA's Alcohol Thread
    « Reply #145 on: June 30, 2009, 04:21:37 PM »
    I like when people call it "Smith-wicks" - then we can all point and laugh at them.

    Thernlund

    • WTA Staff
    • Senior Contributor
    • *****
    • Posts: 14098

    • Offline
    Re: WTA's Alcohol Thread
    « Reply #146 on: June 30, 2009, 05:25:13 PM »
    That is funny, but come on... everybody can't know right out of the gate.

    For those who are uninitiated, it's pronounced "Schmiticks".


    -T.
    Arizona  Arm yourself because no one else here will save you.  The odds will betray you, and I will replace you...

    FMJ

    • 7.62
    • Senior Contributor
    • *****
    • Posts: 14344
    • "A good black coffee is like a good liquid cigar"

    • Offline
    Re: WTA's Alcohol Thread
    « Reply #147 on: June 30, 2009, 06:00:53 PM »
    Russian Stouts?

    I know the Russians like their grain/rye vodka and their kvass, but beer?
    CaliforniaThere are many like it, but this one is mine.

    Plebian

    • Senior Contributor
    • *****
    • Posts: 2044

    • Offline
    Re: WTA's Alcohol Thread
    « Reply #148 on: June 30, 2009, 06:29:02 PM »
    Russian Stouts?

    I know the Russians like their grain/rye vodka and their kvass, but beer?

    Learn here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stout

     It was made in England for the Russian Court.  Also notice that it lists Oatmeal Stout. It is very tasty.
    Oklahoma"If all our problems are solved, we'll find new ones to replace them. If we can't find new ones, we'll make new ones."

    Beamish

    • Senior Contributor
    • *****
    • Posts: 2506

    • Offline
    Re: WTA's Alcohol Thread
    « Reply #149 on: June 30, 2009, 08:53:48 PM »
    That is funny, but come on... everybody can't know right out of the gate.

    For those who are uninitiated, it's pronounced "Schmiticks"
    You gave it away! You're not fun.  :neener

    Help support WeTheArmed.com by visiting our sponsors.