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Re: WTA's Alcohol Thread
« Reply #475 on: February 21, 2012, 06:08:25 pm »
On the subject of Vodka (Polish Wodka), Sobieski, is great. Is not expensive and holds it's own against the 'top shelf brands'. My Polish friends turned me on to it a way back. It's my go-to since then. Heck, it's been around since 1864, they're doing something right.  ;)
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    « Reply #476 on: February 21, 2012, 07:03:05 pm »
    On a slightly different note, I found this at the Great American Beer Fest last year

    www.beerjobber.com

    They just opened it up to the public, I think. Ship cases to all the states they can, from several breweries around the country.

    I really wish you hadn't done that.  LOL


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    « Reply #477 on: February 21, 2012, 08:08:49 pm »
    On a slightly different note, I found this at the Great American Beer Fest last year

    www.beerjobber.com

    They just opened it up to the public, I think. Ship cases to all the states they can, from several breweries around the country.

    You definitely pay for that service!

    They want almost double the price for Yuengling Lager (I can't get it in Texas) BEFORE shipping! Almost $60 a case. That would be a great price in a bar, but if I'm staying home it's likely because I don't want to pay bar prices.
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    « Reply #478 on: February 21, 2012, 08:33:46 pm »
    You definitely pay for that service!

    They want almost double the price for Yuengling Lager (I can't get it in Texas) BEFORE shipping! Almost $60 a case. That would be a great price in a bar, but if I'm staying home it's likely because I don't want to pay bar prices.

    Yeah, they aren't cheap- however, for obscure stuff or hard to get brews, it is cheaper than driving...

    I've thought about going in on a case or two with buddies, just to try some different things.
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    « Reply #479 on: February 21, 2012, 10:29:30 pm »
    Yeah, they aren't cheap- however, for obscure stuff or hard to get brews, it is cheaper than driving...

    Maybe, but I bring my Yuengling back on the Air Force's dime, 4 cases at a time. :cheers

    I'd be interested in a Beer of the Month type thing, but I don't want a case of something without knowing I like it. If they would do six packs for that, I'd be all for it.
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    « Reply #480 on: February 21, 2012, 10:41:00 pm »
    Maybe, but I bring my Yuengling back on the Air Force's dime, 4 cases at a time. :cheers

    I'd be interested in a Beer of the Month type thing, but I don't want a case of something without knowing I like it. If they would do six packs for that, I'd be all for it.

    Fair enough, but for those of us without access to MAC transport... :)

    Who knows, it's still a young bidness. Maybe if it does well enough, they can start mixing cases  :shrug
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    « Reply #481 on: February 22, 2012, 01:00:53 pm »
    Red Stagg and Dr. Pepper  ummmmm ;)
    Recebtly spotted at the local 7-11 bottles of "Sailor Jerry's Spiced Rum".  For those who don't know, "Sailor Jerry" Collins was a world known tatoo artist. And I mean  world known abd artist. He had ink slingers from all over the world come to his little shop[ in downtown Honolulu. As a (really) rookie cop, the shop was on my nightly footbeat. I met inkers, yakuza, bikers, and drank a lot of Jerry's coffee. And the rum ain't half bad. But it sure brings back a memory.   :coffee
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    « Reply #482 on: February 22, 2012, 03:14:07 pm »

    I've had Sailor Jerry's. Great stuff. But I'm partial to The Kraken. That stuff is dark. Most people I let try it swear off Capt. Morgan's forever. Though I'm sure they would do the same if they tried Sailor Jerry's too. ;)
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    « Reply #483 on: February 22, 2012, 04:25:15 pm »
    Captain and Sailor Jerry's are essentially interchangable to me.  I buy whichever one happens to be on sale.  Also in this same group is the bacardi Oakheart.  All interchangeable.  Been curious about Kraken but haven't found a good enough deal on it.  As far as whiskey I am a fan of Pendleton and  Crown. All of these are mainly as mixers, I'm not a fan of shooting any of these really.  Can do it, but prefer not to.

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    « Reply #484 on: February 22, 2012, 06:55:39 pm »
    Maybe, but I bring my Yuengling back on the Air Force's dime, 4 cases at a time. :cheers

    I'd be interested in a Beer of the Month type thing, but I don't want a case of something without knowing I like it. If they would do six packs for that, I'd be all for it.

    If you ever end up in MacDill for a bit, there is a Yuengling brewery less than 20 miles north of the base. The tour is nice, but the free samples seal the deal. Tampa might not have some things, but being able to pick up fresh Yuengling Lager at $18 per 24/pack is definitely one of the perks.

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    « Reply #485 on: February 22, 2012, 07:53:59 pm »

    Tequila is my shooter, I can shoot Cuervo Silver by the truckload.

    Gah! God bless you man! I can't shoot any tequila unless it's an expensive anejo.
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    « Reply #486 on: February 22, 2012, 11:04:19 pm »
    Rum is pretty much the only liquor I'll drink. And it gives me such a killer hangover that it's rare anymore.

    I'm partial to Bacardi Select. It's not spiced rum, just dark rum. It tastes a lot cleaner than Capt Morgan, imho. I've had Sailor Jerry's, and it's not bad, but it doesn't replace my Bacardi Select for a Rum n Coke.

    Now, for Mojito's, I like Don Q. I was introduced to it by a LtCol in the Puerto Rico Air Guard on a trip there. At the time, it wasn't imported to the CONUS. Litterally the day I got back to Texas, I found an ad in a magazine for it. So now I can get it whenever.

    While in Puerto Rico, I visited the Bacardi distillery, and bought a few bottles, a shaker and a muddler to make my own mojitos.

    Other bottles I brought back on Uncle Sam's Booze Wagon the plane included 3 bottles of Cruzan (bought in St Croix), the Don Q, Bacardi Select, and a bottle of Bacardi Ocho, aged 8 years, which I drink on the rocks with a cigar.

    If you ever end up in MacDill for a bit, there is a Yuengling brewery less than 20 miles north of the base. The tour is nice, but the free samples seal the deal. Tampa might not have some things, but being able to pick up fresh Yuengling Lager at $18 per 24/pack is definitely one of the perks.

    Free samples you say? Sounds just like a dream...It's pure fantasy and I won't remember it in the morning. :cheers
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    « Reply #487 on: February 23, 2012, 02:07:08 am »
    Well, if I am absolutely forced to drink rum ( ;) ) I like Pusser's British Navy Rum or Gosling's Dark or the aforementioned Pyrat Rum.  Three different expressions - all delicious.
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    « Reply #488 on: February 23, 2012, 09:13:06 am »
    Gah! God bless you man! I can't shoot any tequila unless it's an expensive anejo.

    It wasn't always that way.  It used to make me sick if I smelled the stuff, one day a switch flipped and I barely feel anything now.  All I need is salt.
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    « Reply #489 on: February 23, 2012, 09:15:29 am »
    Well, if I am absolutely forced to drink rum ( ;) ) I like Pusser's British Navy Rum or Gosling's Dark or the aforementioned Pyrat Rum.  Three different expressions - all delicious.

    I like non-spiced rums too. I've heard of Pyrat but not the others. They sound intrigueing. I will have to order some at my LLS. They special order stuff for me all the time.
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    « Reply #490 on: February 23, 2012, 09:20:37 am »
    I hear ya, PHXCobra.

    I like tequila but it doesn’t like me. And I don’t mean that it makes me ill. I mean it’s harsh. I find it difficult to down as a shooter. Get that hesitant swallow, the wince and then the shudder and gasp.

    Anything under Patron anejo makes my throat burn. And Patron anejo I consider bottom shelf. The pricey, high end anejo’s are so much smoother to me. I can down them no problem.
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    « Reply #491 on: February 23, 2012, 02:18:00 pm »
    Mmmmm .... mojitos. One of the handful of things that makes summer pleasant, like motorcycles, more shooting time, and women wearing less clothing.

    It's possible to drink mojitos when the weather is not hot and muggy, but it loses something in the translation.

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    « Reply #492 on: February 24, 2012, 07:23:49 pm »
    Who likes "Flor de Can~a" rum?

    My stepdad's first wife (RIP) was Nicaraguan, so I think that's how he started to like it.



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    « Reply #493 on: February 24, 2012, 07:42:55 pm »
    JW Red is good for what it is, better than some of the comparably priced bourbons. I prefer the black label.

    Glenlivet is good stuff too
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    « Reply #494 on: February 24, 2012, 08:28:23 pm »
    Who likes "Flor de Can~a" rum?

    My stepdad's first wife (RIP) was Nicaraguan, so I think that's how he started to like it.

    I'm starting to like scotch.  That is all.  I know JW Red Label isn't high grade stuff, but it is a start.

    *raises hand* Flor de Cana, yo! Though it's my second choice, after Anniversario, it's still tasty.

    Anniversario... yum. Treat it like a good scotch: a single ice cube, and sip.

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    « Reply #495 on: March 25, 2012, 07:09:11 am »
    Never before has watching yeast do their thing been so damned entertaining.



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    « Reply #496 on: March 25, 2012, 08:11:28 am »
    Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye  :thumbup1
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    « Reply #497 on: March 25, 2012, 09:52:24 am »
    If you ever end up in MacDill for a bit, there is a Yuengling brewery less than 20 miles north of the base. The tour is nice, but the free samples seal the deal. Tampa might not have some things, but being able to pick up fresh Yuengling Lager at $18 per 24/pack is definitely one of the perks.

    Is that the old Stroh's plant near Busch Gardens?
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    « Reply #498 on: March 25, 2012, 01:09:08 pm »
    Is that the old Stroh's plant near Busch Gardens?

    Yep. Yuengling bought it back in '99.

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    « Reply #499 on: March 25, 2012, 02:34:46 pm »
    Yuengling's original plant in Pottstown (or is it Pottsville?) Pennsylvania is worth seeing. Unlike most brewery tours, in which you see stuff from a distance, Yuengling's tour is more of a "step here, don't step there, that bottling machine will rip your arm off, don't bang your head on that pipe, it's about 250 degrees" type affair. In other words, it's awesome.

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