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(CNN)   250 years ago, Arthur Guinness signed a 9000 year lease to bring us the best beer ever. BRILLIANT   (money.cnn.com) divider line 276
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2009-09-24 02:52:50 PM
Slàinte!
img44.imageshack.us
 
2009-09-24 03:02:49 PM
johngibbonscomedy.com
 
2009-09-24 03:28:15 PM
No KingSomething, it is not.
 
2009-09-24 03:33:24 PM
Here come the beer snobs...
 
2009-09-24 03:39:11 PM
But where is my towel? Huh?
 
2009-09-24 03:40:56 PM
250 years of overrated flat beer!
 
2009-09-24 04:05:11 PM
must...have...guinness...NOW!
 
2009-09-24 04:11:42 PM
Md37: But where is my towel? Huh?

I got mine:
i3.photobucket.com

This picture was taken at work, hence the weird stains. Really.
 
2009-09-24 04:12:46 PM
Guinness is okay, but for $8-$9 for a sixer, there are a lot better choices out there. For one, Lion Stout from Sri Lanka is pretty nice and has twice the alcohol and a lot more flavor. Same price. For an extra buck or two, there are tons of choices.

/not a hardcore beer snob, but want to get money's worth
//guinness excels at worldwide consistency and distribution
 
2009-09-24 04:14:07 PM
NikolaiFarkoff: Guinness is okay, but for $8-$9 for a sixer, there are a lot better choices out there. For one, Lion Stout from Sri Lanka is pretty nice and has twice the alcohol and a lot more flavor. Same price. For an extra buck or two, there are tons of choices.

/not a hardcore beer snob, but want to get money's worth
//guinness excels at worldwide consistency and distribution


Yes, but Guinness is more or less the only stout you can buy anywhere. Are you going to find Lion Stout on grocery store shelves in rural VA, or at a gas station 35 miles from Laramie, WY? I think not.
 
2009-09-24 04:20:56 PM
whistleridge: Yes, but Guinness is more or less the only stout you can buy anywhere. Are you going to find Lion Stout on grocery store shelves in rural VA, or at a gas station 35 miles from Laramie, WY? I think not.

This is a great point and a distinction I usually try to make in most beer recommendations. Most of our small grocery stores carry Lion (eg Piggly Wiggly), but we have a pretty big beer snob contingent here.

So I'll revise my recommendation to Sierra Nevada Porter or Stout--just about anywhere that carries Guinness should carry one of these two. Both are excellent.
 
2009-09-24 04:35:53 PM
I think that the best beer in terms of quality and flavor is Bud Light. I read a lot of these beer threads and see a lot of recommendations for really obscure beverages, but when I look at some of them, the colors are all wrong. Some are reddish-colored, others are tan or brown, and some are even closer to black -- they don't even look like beer!

Sorry, but I think I'll stick with the King of Beers (you don't get that title if your beer isn't very good). There's plenty of flavor and variety -- if you have a graduation or wedding or some other special occasion, you can splurge and go with Bud Light Lime, which adds a little "exotic" element to your beer drinking experience. It goes especially well with a King Edward machine-rolled cigar, which you can find in many high-end service stations.
 
2009-09-24 04:53:49 PM
schattenteufel: Here come the beer snobs...

Guinness was a gateway beer for a lot of beer snobs. It got me into stouts, which remains one of my favorite styles. I still have the occasional Guinness when its from a bar that respects the brand.

But if you want a real stout--try one from Southern Tier, Stone, Great Divide or Duck Rabbit. Truly amazing stouts!

seventypercent: That's some good comedy you wrote there.
 
2009-09-24 05:03:43 PM
seventypercent: I think that the best beer in terms of quality and flavor is Bud Light. I read a lot of these beer threads and see a lot of recommendations for really obscure beverages, but when I look at some of them, the colors are all wrong. Some are reddish-colored, others are tan or brown, and some are even closer to black -- they don't even look like beer!

Sorry, but I think I'll stick with the King of Beers (you don't get that title if your beer isn't very good). There's plenty of flavor and variety -- if you have a graduation or wedding or some other special occasion, you can splurge and go with Bud Light Lime, which adds a little "exotic" element to your beer drinking experience. It goes especially well with a King Edward machine-rolled cigar, which you can find in many high-end service stations.


lawl
 
2009-09-24 05:07:19 PM
Md37: But where is my towel? Huh?

Got mine!
 
2009-09-24 05:12:31 PM
Arthur Guiness invented __________________?

/St. Arnold Amber
//Dale's Pale Ale
///Dead Guy
////Sierra Nevada
 
2009-09-24 05:16:26 PM
subby: 250 years ago, Arthur Guinness signed a 9000 year lease to bring us the best most overrated beer ever

Edited for accuracy. Yuengling runs a close second on being overrated.
 
2009-09-24 05:16:43 PM
Yes there are a lot of great stouts out there but it always feels good to come home and slip into a pint of Guinness. Slainte, Arthur!
 
2009-09-24 05:17:17 PM
I got my towel too, it's quite nice
 
2009-09-24 05:17:29 PM
Shiner Black > Guinness.
 
2009-09-24 05:17:32 PM
seventypercent: I think that the best beer in terms of quality and flavor is Bud Light. I read a lot of these beer threads and see a lot of recommendations for really obscure beverages, but when I look at some of them, the colors are all wrong. Some are reddish-colored, others are tan or brown, and some are even closer to black -- they don't even look like beer!

Sorry, but I think I'll stick with the King of Beers (you don't get that title if your beer isn't very good). There's plenty of flavor and variety -- if you have a graduation or wedding or some other special occasion, you can splurge and go with Bud Light Lime, which adds a little "exotic" element to your beer drinking experience. It goes especially well with a King Edward machine-rolled cigar, which you can find in many high-end service stations.


Bud Light?
God, you beer snobs are annoying. If Keystone Light is good enough for my old man, it's good enough for the rest of us.
 
2009-09-24 05:17:56 PM
He was a way better Obi Wan Kenobi than the Trainspotting guy.
 
2009-09-24 05:19:17 PM
Proud towel owner since 2004!!!
 
2009-09-24 05:19:29 PM
Arthur Guinness brought us Coors Light?
 
2009-09-24 05:19:50 PM
NikolaiFarkoff: So I'll revise my recommendation to Sierra Nevada Porter or Stout--just about anywhere that carries Guinness should carry one of these two. Both are excellent.

Never seen either of these in my local grocery store
 
2009-09-24 05:20:44 PM
TofuTheAlmighty: Yuengling runs a close second on being overrated.

Yes, but Yuengling is cheap.
 
2009-09-24 05:20:50 PM
GurneyHalleck: But if you want a real stout--try one from Southern Tier, Stone, Great Divide or Duck Rabbit. Truly amazing stouts!

Bell's, Founders, and Rogue make some damn fine stouts, too.
 
2009-09-24 05:20:58 PM
Calmamity: Md37: But where is my towel? Huh?

I got mine:


This picture was taken at work, hence the weird stains. Really.


Those weird yellow stains below the towel are work-related? You wouldn't happen to be, y'know...

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2009-09-24 05:21:12 PM
The mantra of the beer snob is the same as the mantra of the indy music snob: dislike anything that more than 10% of the population has heard of.

Guinness is one of the few perks of being alive and an adult. I love it. Keep your SwanButt Double-Extra Black and Purple Stout from southern Madagascar (it has hints of pete and chocolate!); it leaves more Guinness for me.
 
2009-09-24 05:21:46 PM
My Goodnes! My Guiness!

/gives me strength.
 
2009-09-24 05:21:54 PM
I won't be so arrogant as to proclaim Guinness is the best beer ever, but damn if I don't love the stuff.

/will absolutely be stopping by the store on the way home
//but I do that anyway, whether it's a beer birthday or not
 
2009-09-24 05:21:56 PM
you_idiot: He was a way better Obi Wan Kenobi than the Trainspotting guy.

Win.

NikolaiFarkoff: Guinness is okay, but for $8-$9 for a sixer, there are a lot better choices out there

Damn, I wish my beer could cost that little. Here its $13 for a 6 pack.

/Stupid BCLS
 
2009-09-24 05:22:14 PM
Rev. Skarekroe: Bud Light?
God, you beer snobs are annoying. If Keystone Light is good enough for my old man, it's good enough for the rest of us.

Meh. I like beer sucked from gravel beside overturned tanker trucks just fine.
 
2009-09-24 05:22:32 PM
www.tripoint.org

Guiness is okay, but I think I'll stick with homebrew.
 
2009-09-24 05:22:44 PM
whistleridge: NikolaiFarkoff: Guinness is okay, but for $8-$9 for a sixer, there are a lot better choices out there. For one, Lion Stout from Sri Lanka is pretty nice and has twice the alcohol and a lot more flavor. Same price. For an extra buck or two, there are tons of choices.

/not a hardcore beer snob, but want to get money's worth
//guinness excels at worldwide consistency and distribution

Yes, but Guinness is more or less the only stout you can buy anywhere. Are you going to find Lion Stout on grocery store shelves in rural VA, or at a gas station 35 miles from Laramie, WY? I think not.


Drive the 35 miles into Laramie, WY, and you'll find it. Probably at the gas station 35 miles outside of Laramie as well (that's what, Tie Siding?). The amount of beer in Laramie is shocking.

/and yet getting a cheap brandy is hard
//my fruit cake is nearly a year old now, and can knock the socks off a German
 
2009-09-24 05:24:10 PM
What 9000?
 
2009-09-24 05:25:26 PM
Guinness Sucks
 
2009-09-24 05:25:29 PM
I will be having a few tonight. As a proud Irish descendant, Slainte , Arthur.
 
2009-09-24 05:25:36 PM
People who know little about beer think that Guinness is the best beer in the world, much like people who know little about cars might think that a Ford Mustang is the best car in the world. It's all relative. As a beer elitist snob I will drink a Guinness from time to time and enjoy it, but a top beer in the world it is not.
 
2009-09-24 05:25:38 PM
you_idiot: He was a way better Obi Wan Kenobi than the Trainspotting guy.

he won an Oscar for Bridge on the River Kwai
/and brewed beer but hid it from the Japanese while building it
 
2009-09-24 05:25:44 PM
blogs.app.com
 
2009-09-24 05:26:21 PM
If it's not Blatz, I don't get the splatz the next day. And what fun would that be?
 
2009-09-24 05:27:04 PM
downtownkid: Yes there are a lot of great stouts out there but it always feels good to come home and slip into a pint of Guinness. Slainte, Arthur!

Came here to say that. (And to make a "where's my towel?" comment, of course.)

I see you've got it covered.
 
2009-09-24 05:27:12 PM
i33.tinypic.com
All other beer is for poofdas and sheeplovers.
 
2009-09-24 05:27:12 PM
liquiddiets.files.wordpress.com

That is all.
 
2009-09-24 05:27:55 PM
/Cracks open a cold PBR.
//America's best, 1893.
///That is all.
 
2009-09-24 05:28:00 PM
Yeah, well, they're farked in 8,750 years.

/should have signed a 10,000 year lease
//get a brain, morans
 
2009-09-24 05:28:35 PM
So, only 750 years left with which to learn to make a beer that doesn't cause me to feel like i've just consumed a loaf of bread.

This...THIS is what beer drinkers drink:

www.foodvu.com
 
2009-09-24 05:29:16 PM
gorgor: Guinness Sucks

I was expecting an image link of this only you can provide! :-)
 
2009-09-24 05:29:22 PM
images.easyart.com
 
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