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(The Age (Melbourne))   "Dangerous Taint": This year's Japanese sake production run features toxic rice intended for use in glue, fertilizers and animal feed. American beer is at last superior to at least one other drink. Maybe   (theage.com.au ) divider line 103
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2008-09-16 02:11:08 AM  
"Dangerous Taint" may be the best rock bnd name I've ever heard.
 
2008-09-16 02:17:42 AM  
I'd still much rather have the sake.
 
2008-09-16 02:26:28 AM  

SoothinglyDeranged: I'd still much rather have the sake.




i'd rather much have the steak
 
2008-09-16 02:30:34 AM  

mandingueiro: i'd rather much have the steak


filmfanatic.org
 
2008-09-16 02:48:00 AM  

King Something: mandingueiro: i'd rather much have the steak


First Jive Dude: shiat man, that honky mus' be messin' my old lady... got to be runnin' cold upside down his head. You know?
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First Jive Dude, Second Jive Dude: Leg 'er down 'n smack 'em yak 'em
First Jive Dude: Cold got to be. You know? Shiiiiit.
 
2008-09-16 03:05:53 AM  
this whole "american beer sucks" thing is stupid. the big american macro lagers are pretty much the same as the macro lagers anywhere else (including canada, and japan, and australia, and the uk, and germany, and on and on), and smaller american brewers consistently win world beer competitions.
 
2008-09-16 04:01:49 AM  
Noooooooo
 
2008-09-16 04:40:24 AM  
Dangerous Taint, the Paris Hilton story.
 
2008-09-16 04:40:52 AM  
So Japan gets all uppity about American beef yet they'll import rice (and probably other foodstuffs) from China? Good luck with that.
 
2008-09-16 04:45:58 AM  
American beer is at last superior to at least one other drink

American wine?

Edipis: this whole "american beer sucks" thing is stupid. the big american macro lagers are pretty much the same as the macro lagers anywhere else (including canada, and japan, and australia, and the uk, and germany, and on and on), and smaller american brewers consistently win world beer competitions.


That's the problem, you can get a decent stout in pretty much any bar in the UK (even if you ignore guinness), in the US you have to rely on a bar stocking microbrews.

Also, the "world beer cup" is run by the (US) brewers association and is hopelessly biased towards American breweries
 
2008-09-16 04:48:25 AM  
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Has a problem with that.
 
2008-09-16 04:49:17 AM  
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"♫ Toxic Rice ♫"
 
2008-09-16 04:52:33 AM  
fark needs more headlines with 'dangerous taint' in them.

/started lolling before i even got to the japanese part.
 
2008-09-16 04:52:39 AM  

Edipis: this whole "american beer sucks" thing is stupid. the big american macro lagers are pretty much the same as the macro lagers anywhere else (including canada, and japan, and australia, and the uk, and germany, and on and on), and smaller american brewers consistently win world beer competitions.


You mean like America wins the 'world' series ?
 
2008-09-16 04:57:32 AM  

Edipis: this whole "american beer sucks" thing is stupid. the big american macro lagers are pretty much the same as the macro lagers anywhere else (including canada, and japan, and australia, and the uk, and germany, and on and on), and smaller american brewers consistently win world beer competitions.


THIS

2008 World Beer Cup-
91 Categories
3 Categories had no gold medal winner
Of the remaining 88 Gold Medals, 62 of them went to American Beers.

US:62, Rest of the World Combined: 26

Of the 91 Silver medals, 68 went to American Beers.

So, between Gold and Silver medal beers...

US: 130, Rest of the World Combined: 49

If you're trying to be a beer snob by spouting the old "I only drink imports" line, you're doing it wrong.
 
2008-09-16 05:04:36 AM  

megram: Edipis: this whole "american beer sucks" thing is stupid. the big american macro lagers are pretty much the same as the macro lagers anywhere else (including canada, and japan, and australia, and the uk, and germany, and on and on), and smaller american brewers consistently win world beer competitions.

You mean like America wins the 'world' series ?


2,864 entries from 644 breweries from 58 countries
 
2008-09-16 05:10:18 AM  
How about the 432 babies poisoned by melamine-laced Chinese milk and the recall which was delayed by the Olympics???
 
2008-09-16 05:16:42 AM  
i269.photobucket.com


sake it to me
 
2008-09-16 05:19:52 AM  

al-Mundane: megram: Edipis: this whole "american beer sucks" thing is stupid. the big american macro lagers are pretty much the same as the macro lagers anywhere else (including canada, and japan, and australia, and the uk, and germany, and on and on), and smaller american brewers consistently win world beer competitions.

You mean like America wins the 'world' series ?

2,864 entries from 644 breweries from 58 countries


...aaaaand 50 judges from 50 states. XD

/The veal, you should try it.
 
2008-09-16 05:34:46 AM  

al-Mundane:

2,864 entries from 644 breweries from 58 countries


I checked out their website and winners list and was I have to think that the winners list must have some sort of bias, because:

Category 25: Dortmunder/European Style Export or German-Style Oktoberfest/Wiesen

Silver Mariestads Export
Spendrups Brewery
Varby, Sweden


I'm sorry, but Mariestads taking silver as an Oktoberfest beer? Just... no. Someone was paid a whole lot to pass over at least a dozen other entries. Either that, or there was very little in the way of competition.

Is there a list of entrants on that website?
 
2008-09-16 05:43:55 AM  
So, let me get this straight... There's a company that's getting a bad reputation for shoddy quality control and repackaging of substandard materials... Why have they not been boycotted? Are the Japanese people waiting for their government to slap the bad on the wrist? We've seen how that works over here stateside.

If there's been a "litany of scares" then it's time for companies to start getting excluded hard from people's purchasing habits. That'll put the fear of not getting money into them.

/Hmm, not quite as good as the 'fear of god', but that's probably not applicable to a big corporation.
 
2008-09-16 05:45:31 AM  
Phew, for a second I thought the article was about me...
 
2008-09-16 05:49:02 AM  
You could make some killer sake from the taint, you know. I know you could from mine after a long workout at least. Very dangerous.
 
2008-09-16 05:51:54 AM  
Andy Botwin: Hey, Lupita, settle an argument for us, what do you call the thing between the d!ck and the a-hole?

Lupita: The coffee table.


www.sho.com
 
2008-09-16 06:22:36 AM  

Sinister Urge: "Dangerous Taint" may be the best rock bnd name I've ever heard.


YES!!!

+1000
 
2008-09-16 06:25:09 AM  
basilwhite.com
 
2008-09-16 06:30:23 AM  
That damned toxic rice is more trouble than it's worth. I don't know why we even bother to grow it.
 
2008-09-16 06:34:52 AM  
basilwhite, the intertubes. They are yours.

American "macro brews" are pretty much the same as many of the ones from everywhere else in the world, as pointed out. They all use rice as their primary source of sugars... Hmmm...

And when it comes to "voted best beers", etc, find me one of those judges who would rather have a Sam Adams over a Corsendonk or Chimey. Ain't gonna happen.

/yes, I'm a beer snob
//got a nice batch of "Old Hatchet Face" churning away in the basement as I type this
 
2008-09-16 06:37:59 AM  

al-Mundane:
2008 World Beer Cup-
91 Categories
3 Categories had no gold medal winner
Of the remaining 88 Gold Medals, 62 of them went to American Beers.

US:62, Rest of the World Combined: 26

Of the 91 Silver medals, 68 went to American Beers.

So, between Gold and Silver medal beers...

US: 130, Rest of the World Combined: 49

If you're trying to be a beer snob by spouting the old "I only drink imports" line, you're doing it wrong.


I would like to see the percentage of the winnings. Logistical it's easier for an American brewery to enter, so it would figure they are the majority at that competition.
I like some micro brewed American beer, Brooklyn lager has my vote, but the Cup was initiated to showcase American breweries, with American judges, held in the US, so I think there is a little bit of US bias going on.

But getting back to the bigger picture; is Sake safe to drink? Nope, DNRTFA and was I the only one giggling at 'taint'?
 
2008-09-16 07:02:57 AM  
My single favorite beer happens to be from Belgium, but the US is the best overall country for beer today. This includes availability (by far) as well as exciting quality brewing.


http://www.beerhunter.com/documents/19133-001742.html
 
2008-09-16 07:03:35 AM  
Heh...to avoid corruption in beer judging, award the judge 2 free cases of whatever he ranks first, and one of whatever he ranks second.
 
2008-09-16 07:14:06 AM  
Look at the size of that guy's taint!
 
2008-09-16 07:16:48 AM  

al-Mundane: Edipis: this whole "american beer sucks" thing is stupid. the big american macro lagers are pretty much the same as the macro lagers anywhere else (including canada, and japan, and australia, and the uk, and germany, and on and on), and smaller american brewers consistently win world beer competitions.

THIS

2008 World Beer Cup-
91 Categories
3 Categories had no gold medal winner
Of the remaining 88 Gold Medals, 62 of them went to American Beers.

US:62, Rest of the World Combined: 26

Of the 91 Silver medals, 68 went to American Beers.

So, between Gold and Silver medal beers...

US: 130, Rest of the World Combined: 49

If you're trying to be a beer snob by spouting the old "I only drink imports" line, you're doing it wrong.


I am proud of americans, taking almost hands down 11 medals in "American style" beer! Oh yes, we medaled in.... Coffee beer?


IMO, it's an awful lot like saying we killed in the winter olympics.... i mean with the snowboarding, and doubles snowboarding, and trick snowboarding, and don't forget the Snowboard Freestyle!

===================

The very fact that you refer to them as "imports" shows me where the validity of opinion comes from.


Belgian beer is not an "import" anymore than any micro-brewery you champion in the states makes "regular" beer.

Unclutch your hands from your useless dollars, travel around a bit, and when you finaly discover life outside the states, you'll find you're in a growing field, but one still in it's infancy.


2800 entrants...

63% of the entrants were stateside beer.... doing the math, carry the three, minus a square root.... and...

I'm getting close to 1800 beers were from the states alone.

That leaves 1000 for the rest of the world.

At the local belgian Beer fest, 3 weeks ago, there were 700 available... ALL of them brewed within an area smaller than most of your states.

Go to Any Oktoberfest in Germany, and you'll see another 4-600 available.


=======================


So you're using as your "list" a competition where fully a 1/3rd of the categories are listed as "American-style"

another 15 are taken up by "Coffee-Flavored, NOn-alcoholic" and other such garbage,

Where 2/3rds of of the entrants are American, and EVEN taking all that into account, the likely hood of FINDING the beer in question is slim to none...


Then we'll even carry it further and say not all styles are created equal... American style Cream Ale? Pabst, the makers of "Schlitz Malt Liquor" special Export is a gold winner... Really? Would you EVER choose Schlitz Special Export if there was just about ANYTHING else to offer?

===========================================

In short, Any time an "American" rails against beer snobbery, and begins to quote 11 good beers out of 3000, that I have to travel to the ends of the freaking country for, I know i've got about 1 chance in 300 beers of getting something drinkable.


Some idiot in Florida railing at me that "Crystal Wheat Ale
" is the number 1 rated Wheat beer!... Only problem is he can't produce it. It's not sold in the area. But if i want to fly to seattle washington and pick up a glass at the SOLE PLACE IT IS SOLD! I'm sure it would be great.

Meanwhile I can pick up a Hoegarden in any place in Belgium.... and in germany order anything and have a decent chance of it tasting good.

=====================


A dime in the middle of a pile of pennies isn't worth the effort.... and it sure as hell doesn't mean the pile is worth very much.
 
2008-09-16 07:19:40 AM  

La Fee Verte: al-Mundane:
2008 World Beer Cup-
91 Categories
3 Categories had no gold medal winner
Of the remaining 88 Gold Medals, 62 of them went to American Beers.

US:62, Rest of the World Combined: 26

Of the 91 Silver medals, 68 went to American Beers.

So, between Gold and Silver medal beers...

US: 130, Rest of the World Combined: 49

If you're trying to be a beer snob by spouting the old "I only drink imports" line, you're doing it wrong.

I would like to see the percentage of the winnings. Logistical it's easier for an American brewery to enter, so it would figure they are the majority at that competition.
I like some micro brewed American beer, Brooklyn lager has my vote, but the Cup was initiated to showcase American breweries, with American judges, held in the US, so I think there is a little bit of US bias going on.

But getting back to the bigger picture; is Sake safe to drink? Nope, DNRTFA and was I the only one giggling at 'taint'?


I'll concede that- with the sheer number of US microbreweries the percentages were probably heavily skewed.

I just get a bee in my bonnet (yeah, I went there with it) over the term "American Beer" meaning "Coors, Bud, and Miller." There was a time when that was the case, but that was before the explosion in small- and mid-range breweries in the US (not to mention before all three of those companies became non-US corporate entities).

Let me put it like this...a guy a few posts up mentioned Chimay. I freakin' love a Chimay, and when I think Belgian beer, that's the first place my mind goes. Where it doesn't go is to the bigger-named properties of InBev, also a Belgian company. Nobody thinks "Ah, Budweiser, state of the Trappist art." And I know, that shiat was formulated in the US (by Germans) and the merger with InBev hasn't actually yet been consummated, but it doesn't really represent ANY country's crowning achievement.

I don't like Boston Lager, but I like what the Boston Brewing Company's done to American Brewing. You import-junkies need to wake up to the fact that in your own backyards there are some fantastic beer finds, if you'd just put down your Paulaners and your Tilburgs for a second and look. Not to say you can't go back, but it's silly to cling to a country-of-origin or a brand based out of some misplaced sense of loyalty.

Beer is a wonderful, beautiful thing. Beer is a gift to all mankind, but it's tarnished when we let our prejudices and petty squabbles get in the way of what it's supposed to be about: joy. Brothers and sisters, there's too much anger, too much hate, too much jealousy in my pint glass. I speak out today for all the fine American beers that have left behind, going skunky in the sun, while hipsters sip their Newcastles out of spite, lest they be seen drinking a domestic. When did this stop being about love? When did this turn into a game of one-upping one another, clinging to labels, and packing so much damned hops into a bottle as to make the liquid inside virtually undrinkable?

I say let go of your assumptions. I say do not cast aside your favorite imports, but do not drink them exclusively just because somebody you thought was cool told you that American beer sucks. I say embrace the wheat, the barley, the hops in all its forms in all its fermented majesty and tell the world, "I will not be a slave to image! My beer loves me regardless of national origin, and I will love it right back in exactly the same way!"
 
2008-09-16 07:35:32 AM  

Reyito: al-Mundane: Edipis: this whole "american beer sucks" thing is stupid. the big american macro lagers are pretty much the same as the macro lagers anywhere else (including canada, and japan, and australia, and the uk, and germany, and on and on), and smaller american brewers consistently win world beer competitions.

THIS

2008 World Beer Cup-
91 Categories
3 Categories had no gold medal winner
Of the remaining 88 Gold Medals, 62 of them went to American Beers.

US:62, Rest of the World Combined: 26

Of the 91 Silver medals, 68 went to American Beers.

So, between Gold and Silver medal beers...

US: 130, Rest of the World Combined: 49

If you're trying to be a beer snob by spouting the old "I only drink imports" line, you're doing it wrong.

I am proud of americans, taking almost hands down 11 medals in "American style" beer! Oh yes, we medaled in.... Coffee beer?


IMO, it's an awful lot like saying we killed in the winter olympics.... i mean with the snowboarding, and doubles snowboarding, and trick snowboarding, and don't forget the Snowboard Freestyle!

===================

The very fact that you refer to them as "imports" shows me where the validity of opinion comes from.


Belgian beer is not an "import" anymore than any micro-brewery you champion in the states makes "regular" beer.

Unclutch your hands from your useless dollars, travel around a bit, and when you finaly discover life outside the states, you'll find you're in a growing field, but one still in it's infancy.


2800 entrants...

63% of the entrants were stateside beer.... doing the math, carry the three, minus a square root.... and...

I'm getting close to 1800 beers were from the states alone.

That leaves 1000 for the rest of the world.

At the local belgian Beer fest, 3 weeks ago, there were 700 available... ALL of them brewed within an area smaller than most of your states.

Go to Any Oktoberfest in Germany, and you'll see another 4-600 available.


=======================


So you're using as your "list" a competition where fully a 1/3rd of the categories are listed as "American-style"

another 15 are taken up by "Coffee-Flavored, NOn-alcoholic" and other such garbage,

Where 2/3rds of of the entrants are American, and EVEN taking all that into account, the likely hood of FINDING the beer in question is slim to none...


Then we'll even carry it further and say not all styles are created equal... American style Cream Ale? Pabst, the makers of "Schlitz Malt Liquor" special Export is a gold winner... Really? Would you EVER choose Schlitz Special Export if there was just about ANYTHING else to offer?

===========================================

In short, Any time an "American" rails against beer snobbery, and begins to quote 11 good beers out of 3000, that I have to travel to the ends of the freaking country for, I know i've got about 1 chance in 300 beers of getting something drinkable.


Some idiot in Florida railing at me that "Crystal Wheat Ale
" is the number 1 rated Wheat beer!... Only problem is he can't produce it. It's not sold in the area. But if i want to fly to seattle washington and pick up a glass at the SOLE PLACE IT IS SOLD! I'm sure it would be great.

Meanwhile I can pick up a Hoegarden in any place in Belgium.... and in germany order anything and have a decent chance of it tasting good.

=====================


A dime in the middle of a pile of pennies isn't worth the effort.... and it sure as hell doesn't mean the pile is worth very much.


What I got from that was, you're willing to travel to Belgium or Germany for a good beer, but not to another city in the US.

I know that's not your point, but yeah, if I lived in Belgium, I'm sure I'd drink fine Belgian beer almost exclusively. It doesn't make as much sense, though, to drink nothing but Belgians and Germans in the US where it's just as easy to find good US beer as it is a good Belgian or a good German. I'm not saying DON'T drink any foreign beers...but why be so exclusive and snobby about it?
 
2008-09-16 07:38:04 AM  
al-Mundane: InBev has become one of the larger beer companies out there, now the take over of Anhauser Busch (has that been finalized)

Worked for Philips for a while and they developed the PerfectDraft (pop)with them. We got laughed at by Heineken who developed the BeerTender with Braun. But look at the brands InBev they carried and with the A-B take over it will only be more, so the PerfectDraft will be sold in the US better then the BeerTender.

These brands you can already get for your PerfectDraft
Dommelsch; Dutch
Hertog Jan; Dutch
Oranjeboom; Dutch
Bavaria; Dutch
Grolsch; Dutch
Jupiler; Belgian
Hoegaarden; Belgian
Stella Artois; Belgian
Leffe Blond; Belgian
Leffe; Belgian
Beck's; German
Brahma; Brazil

More InBev Brands (pop)
 
2008-09-16 07:41:49 AM  
The very fact that you refer to them as "imports" shows me where the validity of opinion comes from.


Belgian beer is not an "import" anymore than any micro-brewery you champion in the states makes "regular" beer.

Unclutch your hands from your useless dollars, travel around a bit, and when you finaly discover life outside the states, you'll find you're in a growing field, but one still in it's infancy.


2800 entrants...

63% of the entrants were stateside beer.... doing the math, carry the three, minus a square root.... and...

I'm getting close to 1800 beers were from the states alone.

That leaves 1000 for the rest of the world.

At the local belgian Beer fest, 3 weeks ago, there were 700 available... ALL of them brewed within an area smaller than most of your states.

Go to Any Oktoberfest in Germany, and you'll see another 4-600 available.


=======================


So you're using as your "list" a competition where fully a 1/3rd of the categories are listed as "American-style"

another 15 are taken up by "Coffee-Flavored, NOn-alcoholic" and other such garbage,

Where 2/3rds of of the entrants are American, and EVEN taking all that into account, the likely hood of FINDING the beer in question is slim to none...


Then we'll even carry it further and say not all styles are created equal... American style Cream Ale? Pabst, the makers of "Schlitz Malt Liquor" special Export is a gold winner... Really? Would you EVER choose Schlitz Special Export if there was just about ANYTHING else to offer?

===========================================

In short, Any time an "American" rails against beer snobbery, and begins to quote 11 good beers out of 3000, that I have to travel to the ends of the freaking country for, I know i've got about 1 chance in 300 beers of getting something drinkable.


Some idiot in Florida railing at me that "Crystal Wheat Ale
" is the number 1 rated Wheat beer!... Only problem is he can't produce it. It's not sold in the area. But if i want to fly to seattle washington and pick up a glass at the SOLE PLACE IT IS SOLD! I'm sure it would be great.

Meanwhile I can pick up a Hoegarden in any place in Belgium.... and in germany order anything and have a decent chance of it tasting good.


I don't live in the States, brother...just from there.
 
2008-09-16 07:50:33 AM  

macross87: mandingueiro: King Something: mandingueiro:
//one ping only..lol
///whered that turn into a cliche


The Hunt for Red October - " Give me a ping, Vasili...one ping only..."
 
2008-09-16 08:07:59 AM  
Wow...I really farked up the attempt to use quotes there. Was supposed to be in reference to traveling outside of the States, but the way I wrote it makes pretty much no damned sense.
 
2008-09-16 08:20:03 AM  
*sigh*

The only bright spot in America for beer is microbrews. The really good ones (i.e. Bell's, etc.) are just now getting to be big enough to distribute nationally and enter unbiased international competitions (not the World Beer Cup, which, as has been said, is run by the American Beer Council), where they will do favorably if the few who have already entered them are any indication. This is the good news.

The bad news is that places with long traditions of good beer production/consumption are abandoning those beers in favor of American factory swill. Example: The best selling beer in Ireland is now Miller Genuine Draft (which they are paying the equivalent of US$30 a case for, btw). And those of you who are in Ireland and who are regular Guinness drinkers, you can vouch for the fact that it is not the same Guinness that you were drinking 20 years ago (Get off me lawn, me boyo). It is lighter, sweeter, more Americanized. This effort at global domination by the American beer factories is riding the coattails of the American political movement in the same direction. As the opportunity arises in new markets (which are usually suffering from huge inflation rates, Miller and Bud flood the market with relatively cheap beer. Eventually the tastes of the population get used to it, and even if given the economic opportunity to switch back the fuller flavor will in most cases keep the drinker from doing so. Then the price can go up to be competitive with the rest of the country's beers. The end result? Places like Guinness get sold to Italians, and truly great beers get watered down and loaded with sugar in an attempt to compete for market share.

Fortunately there is something that can be done about it. Most bars (at least in the US) are run on really tight margins. Step One is to avoid chain/franchise bars entirely, and encourage your friends to do the same. They are too financially connected to the MillerBud conglom. Step Two is to get to know the owner/operator of the independent local place you find to drink, at least well enough to to talk beer with him. Step Three, assure him that if he carries your favorite micro you will be willing to pay whatever it takes to make it worth his while financially. Step Four, bring him lots of business and encourage those who join you to request that the place carry their favorite micros. Step Five, do the same thing at your local party/grocery store, where the margins are even tighter. The only way to prevent the factory swill from taking over completely is to keep it financially desireable for bar/store owners to support the micros. There are already bars in many larger cities in the US doing extremely well serving nothing but micros and quality "imports". Step Six, you should be doing this already, introduce swill drinkers to the pleasures of quality beer. Start them off easy though, because you can't give a Bud Light drinker a stout and expect him to take to it. Give him a Harp or better yet a Hacker-Pschorr pils. Leave half a six-pack behind you at someone's house. If they show interest, help them develop it to the point where they can find a micro they like.

Beer is good. It is not meant to contain rice, toxic or not. Good sake is also good, but for vastly different reasons. And a dangerous taint is never a good thing, no matter what.

/Dangerous Taint would be a great name for a porter or a red ale.
 
2008-09-16 08:25:31 AM  

DANGEROUS TAINT
www.foxnews.com
DANGEROUS TAINT

 
2008-09-16 08:30:19 AM  

al-Mundane: Edipis: this whole "american beer sucks" thing is stupid. the big american macro lagers are pretty much the same as the macro lagers anywhere else (including canada, and japan, and australia, and the uk, and germany, and on and on), and smaller american brewers consistently win world beer competitions.

THIS

2008 World Beer Cup-
91 Categories
3 Categories had no gold medal winner
Of the remaining 88 Gold Medals, 62 of them went to American Beers.

US:62, Rest of the World Combined: 26

Of the 91 Silver medals, 68 went to American Beers.

So, between Gold and Silver medal beers...

US: 130, Rest of the World Combined: 49

If you're trying to be a beer snob by spouting the old "I only drink imports" line, you're doing it wrong.


I agree - I drink plenty of American beers - just not American 'rice lager'. I prefer my beer to have body and flavor.
 
2008-09-16 08:33:53 AM  
There is a Barleys Brewing Company in downtown Columbus that makes the best oatmeal stout I have ever had - probably my favorite local beer. It is only served on-tap but you can buy it in 1/2 gallon jugs and bring it home.
 
2008-09-16 08:49:03 AM  
Link (new window) - try then judge american beers, it isn't all lagers or pilsners!
 
2008-09-16 08:55:46 AM  

Sinister Urge: "Dangerous Taint" may be the best rock bnd name I've ever heard.


Taint you can believe in.

Too easy!

I'm kinda partial to " Crib Death "
 
2008-09-16 09:00:14 AM  

HotKarl: fark needs more headlines with 'dangerous taint' in them.

/started lolling before i even got to the japanese part.


I try to include 'dangerous taint' in all my conversations.

Somtimes it don't work out.
 
2008-09-16 09:01:17 AM  
YOU'RE SLIPPING, FARK

IT'S INSANE, THIS GUY'S TAINT (new window) (NSFW language, keyboard spittakes)
 
2008-09-16 09:01:35 AM  
What this thread needs is another 3-page manifesto. Is there anyone out there who might possibly have an opinion on beer?
 
2008-09-16 09:02:37 AM  
My taint has killed 4 people and wounded over a dozen more, so big deal.

/all your taint are belong to us
 
2008-09-16 09:03:56 AM  
Empty Signal Gray : My taint has killed 4 people and wounded over a dozen more, so big deal.


You should probably shower more.
 
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