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« Reply #75 on: May 06, 2009, 09:27:11 PM »
I used to be a teetotaler.  But as I age, the alcohol no longer is my friend.  But at a get together, someone got me to try a bottle of Woodchuck Hard Cider.  Not too shabby.  And I didn't feel like I had been run over by a truck the next day.  Now I keep a few in the fridge at all times. 
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    « Reply #76 on: May 06, 2009, 10:16:53 PM »
    Is negra modelo at all similar to Guiness Draught?

    Closer to Bass.


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    « Reply #77 on: May 07, 2009, 12:02:56 AM »
    My favorite beer is Dos Equis Amber.  German beer from Mexico.  Mmmmm.

    Dos Equis is OK.

    But you must try a Trappist ale if you like the darker beers my friend.  Have a plate of good cheese, some salami (a good genoa or casalinga), and some apple or pear slices with it.  It will change your life forever.

    Close seconds (and also the other two of my top three beers):

    Sleeman's Honey Brown Lager

    Newcastle Nut Brown Ale

    I used to brew my own ale that I feel tasted better than all of them, but the malt and yeast is no longer available :-/
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    « Reply #78 on: May 07, 2009, 03:33:25 PM »
    Malt and yeast no longer available?  Why not?

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    « Reply #79 on: May 07, 2009, 07:24:50 PM »
    He said he had a day off.  There was a pic of him in a flowery shirt on the beach in his thread.


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    « Reply #80 on: May 07, 2009, 07:43:22 PM »
    Good thing you fly in a cargo plane. That's a lot of booze.
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    « Reply #81 on: May 07, 2009, 07:47:46 PM »
    I took a quiz the other day a buddy had on facebook about what kind of alcohol I'd be.  Came up Makers Mark Bourbon.  Excellent!!
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    « Reply #82 on: May 07, 2009, 07:58:00 PM »
    I came up as beer.
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    « Reply #83 on: May 08, 2009, 10:28:39 AM »
    Good thing you fly in a cargo plane. That's a lot of booze.

    Yeah, we almost had to palletize the rum. 9 people on the crew, and I took it easy with the rum purchases.
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    « Reply #84 on: May 13, 2009, 09:48:16 AM »
    Malt and yeast no longer available?  Why not?

    It was a pre-hopped English Brown Ale malt that is no longer being made.  The company is out of business.

    Likewise, the company that packaged the brand of champagne yeast that I used to use is not longer in business.
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    « Reply #85 on: May 13, 2009, 03:00:12 PM »
    I have a couple beverages I like

    Guinness Extra Drought
    Crown Royal
    Grey Goose Vodka

    I rarely can afford the latter two. I like my beer with my steaks I make, nothing like a strong beer and a rare steak for me.  ;)

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    « Reply #86 on: May 13, 2009, 03:09:22 PM »
    Any one like IPA?  I've never aquired the taste for the stuff, way too hoppy for me.  Supposedly it pairs well with spicy food like Curry.  It always smacks my taste buds with excessive bitterness.

    Went to dinner at a german restaurant the other night and my wife ordered a German Konig Ludig Weis or something like that, esentially a Hefewiesen.  She complained that is tasted like pee, I told her that's why I don't order it any more!   :rotfl  No one makes Hefeweisen like the Widmer Bros!
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    « Reply #87 on: May 13, 2009, 03:49:56 PM »
    It was a pre-hopped English Brown Ale malt that is no longer being made.  The company is out of business.

    Likewise, the company that packaged the brand of champagne yeast that I used to use is not longer in business.

    Sounds like job opportunities to me.  Maybe we can get some stimulus dollars for a re-start up.  More than likely we'd be taxed 'till we drop.

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    « Reply #88 on: May 13, 2009, 10:56:06 PM »
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    I have a couple beverages I like

    Guinness Extra Drought
    Crown Royal
    Grey Goose Vodka

    I rarely can afford the latter two. I like my beer with my steaks I make, nothing like a strong beer and a rare steak for me.  Wink

     :clap  Bravo sir.  Exactly.  Although flavor wise, I like a dark amber myself.  Dark stouts are a bit much without food.

    Happen to have a bottle of Crown Royal XR I take a bit out of on special occasions.  VERY good stuff.  Almost all flavor, no burn at all.

    On a related note, I'll be in Durango next week riding the Silverton Train with a couple spare days to kill.  So it looks like I'll have to check out these spots www.durangobeer.com .  What can I say, I'm a bit of a beer snob I guess.  Haven't bought any of the mass-market stuff in quite some time.
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    « Reply #89 on: May 13, 2009, 11:27:41 PM »
    What type of wine do y'all like?
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    « Reply #90 on: May 14, 2009, 12:26:24 AM »
    Generally, I like Kendall Jackson wines.
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    « Reply #91 on: May 14, 2009, 02:02:50 AM »
    What type of wine do y'all like?

    I like super-dry Chardonnay.  Toasted Head is my fav.

    A buddy got me drinking Pinot Noir.  It's kind of a taste that grows on you.  Le Crema is one of my favs there.  Toasted Head also makes a Pinot Noir that I like alot.

    I don't have a very educated palate though.


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    « Reply #92 on: May 14, 2009, 11:25:34 AM »
    What type of wine do y'all like?
    Same as beer and ice cream.

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    « Reply #93 on: May 14, 2009, 12:24:15 PM »
    Same as beer and ice cream.

    And bacon?
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    « Reply #95 on: May 14, 2009, 06:54:15 PM »
    No one makes Hefeweisen like the Widmer Bros!

    I like Weihenstephaner (sp?) and Spaten Fransiskaner (sp?). They are my favorites, but only on draft. They taste different and awful from a bottle.

    What type of wine do y'all like?

    I'm just starting to get into wine. So far, I like Yellowtail Merlot. I do not like their Chiraz.
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    « Reply #96 on: May 14, 2009, 07:03:24 PM »
    Sounds like job opportunities to me.  Maybe we can get some stimulus dollars for a re-start up.  More than likely we'd be taxed 'till we drop.

    :-D  I wish.  I'd quit my day job in a minute to do it.
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    « Reply #97 on: May 14, 2009, 07:11:54 PM »
    Oh, and whine is for ladies.

    Unless it's some harsh Hungarian offering made out of poisoned grapes and Dracula's blood.
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    « Reply #98 on: May 14, 2009, 08:56:53 PM »
    Try Shiraz Sean, some offerings can have flavors of chocolate and tobbaco.  Like Cabernet Sauvignon x2.

    (For all practical and political purposes, I tried the wine in Mexico. :hide)
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    « Reply #99 on: May 14, 2009, 09:41:45 PM »

    I often enjoy a drink of pure evil. It is a concoction of clubbed seal blood and children's tears


    In all seriousness I enjoy some good whiskey (Scotch, Bourbon, or Irish depending on my mood) from time to time and the occasional beer.  Prefer Guinness on tap or Yingling, but I'll try almost anything if the mood strikes me. 
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