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(Ozy)   7-11 brand beer. Yum   ( divider line
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95 clicks; posted to Main » on 10 Apr 2003 at 1:46 PM (14 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2003-04-10 06:58:40 PM  
Mabman, Beer Beer was brewed by the now defunct Drummond brewery from Red Deer, Alberta. It was a cheap, flavourless standard lager similar to PC beer or Big Rock Alberta Genuine Draft.
2003-04-10 07:18:07 PM  
Browngonch -- Thanks for the write up :)

I've had my eye on homebrewing for a while now, I'd definitely like to try it. My plan is to get my dad to buy a beginner's brewing kit and I would start the brewing process in late August or early September. The plan is to have wonderful, home-brewed beer ready to drink by November 18th, my 21st birthday. :)

I'm just not sure what ingredients I would need for a Boddington-style beer. I think Boddington is what you would call a "Pale Ale", but I'm not sure at all. Why must there be like 50 types of beer?! ;)
2003-04-10 07:18:17 PM  
Natural Ice 16oz $3.24 a 6-pack after tax.
2003-04-10 07:27:39 PM  
Best tasting (commercial) beer ever: An Ice-cold Fiji Bitter, served right in the middle of a sweltering tropical
afternoon. then off to the pool right away...
Worst tasting beer ever: Double-boiled Mickey's. to make
us frat pledges puke. it worked like a charm.
Econo-beer: anybody remember Lucky Lager- used to be 2.50
a twelve. and it had the little puzzles under each and every cap.

Ih8cgs: Homebrewing has a definite learning curve. while I've never had a batch go truly bad, I did make a particularly bad batch of pineapple honey beer. had a kick
but it was pretty bad. you learn by first reading up on the art- start with "the complete joy of homebrewing"- make
it the first thing you buy from your homebrew shop.
read up on it. I always get my malt in bulk, so it's always fresh.
treat your hops nicely, airtight and frozen if you can't get fresh. follow the recipes closely at first, then you'll
want to experiment outside the cookbook. my all-time best
was a Blackberry Ginseng ale. so heavenly good. but (lesson here) I didn't write a recipe, so it was a one-batch wonder. the other thing is to be meticulous about
keeping your equipment clean and sanitized.
I've done over forty batches, never had the equipment to
do a full grain batch. that's okay, the simple recipes turn
out damn good. you can get the basic equipment for about
forty or fifty bucks, and about 25 or 30 bucks for supplies
for five gallons. If you can boil water and mind a kitchen
timer, you can do this. it's easy to make great beer.
2003-04-10 07:49:11 PM  
Skiinstructor: Way to go, home-brews rule!

I saw this article much earlier when I was at work, and thought to myself "Eww." Then later when the same story was mentioned on MSNBC, half the office said pretty much the same thing. Just imagine, if 7-11 can screw up hot dogs and coffee so badly, the beer must be terrible.
2003-04-10 08:04:33 PM  
I'm off to do some homework now so before I forget, thanks Skiinstructor for the advice! :)

So basically, as long as you follow the instructions out of the cookbook, and you're patient, you'll make decent beer, I take it? I hope so.
2003-04-10 08:33:11 PM  

Frankly, the whole idea of 7-11 (or Store 24, where I am) selling beer is somewhat foreign. It isn't allowed here in MA.

You sure? I had to work at a Stop and Shop in Hanover that had a full liqour store there. Some Victory markets have it too. Is it just convienence stores this law is for?
2003-04-10 08:39:16 PM  
Candypants, that's a reminder... now, Smirnoff is smooth, but expensive.. Tesco and Safeways' own-brand vodkas are about 2/3 the price but generally are reminiscent of drinking aviation fuel or something. Lidl's ownbrand ("Rachmaninoff" - available in standard and export strength clear, or bizarre bright red varieties) however, as well as being half of -those-, is just wierd.

The familiar vodka tang is there, as is the heady flavour of cheap spirits that may or may not contain trace methanol, but... it's hard to describe... it has the aroma of vanilla and a mild taste of strawberries.

Which makes it a little easier to take straight (if a bit nauseating) or on ice, but very hard to find a suitable mixer for.
Don't even get me started on the so-called rum, either the Cap Morgan or Bacardi substitutes.. bleh.

Best to stick to the beer, if you can't afford proper quality spirits.
2003-04-10 08:42:28 PM  
this has inspired me to haiku.

Is it beer or is
it ass? Only your mouth will
know the difference

thank you very much. Tip your waitress!
2003-04-10 09:20:52 PM  
The worst and cheapest rum we have around here is Ron Rio. If you like your rum with a tang of vomit and sweet vinegar, its for you.
2003-04-10 10:18:13 PM  
"Great more crappy beer taking up shelf space" Dan thinks.

Then he looks to the freshly opened Natural Ice next to his monitor.
2003-04-10 10:41:10 PM  
why drink unless you are gunna be classy about it? Go 7-11 beer!
2003-04-11 12:04:07 AM  
Suck down beer
All liquor is good
Free is the best
2003-04-11 01:06:00 AM  
Damn, why did I have to miss the beer thread that degenerated into a homebrew thread by the end?

I have 5 gallons of a Canadian-style ale sitting in a primary fermenter right now. Should probably be bottled by late next week.

Homebrewing can be as easy or as complicated as you want it to be. For me, even my first batch came out okay. My best batch was my third batch, an Oktoberfest that I should be starting in a couple weeks to have ready for this Fall.

My worst was a blueberry wheat I did this past fall. I'm not sure what I did wrong. Converesly, the cranberry wheat I did at the same time (same recipe, just add cranberries instead of blueberries) came out great. I mean, it was still drinkable, but not knock-me-down great.

Anywho, I'm open to answer questions, so if you have any and I can help, go ahead and ask.
2003-04-11 01:07:22 PM  
In Houston, TX there are no more 7-11s. They used to have them in the mid 80's, but Stop N Go bought them. There aren't anymore Circle K's either, Stop N Go bought them too, in the early 90's.

Most of the chain convenience stores are branded under an oil company like Texaco, Shell, Mobile, etc.
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