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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 02:33:28 PM  
My 7-11 story by AFM

Hawaii's laws prohibit the selling of booze after midnight. I run to 7-11 like 5 minutes before nidnight and stand in line with a cold pack. I get to the counter and get carded for the first time in 10 years. I have to run out to my car, and grab my ID. When I got back in, it was a second past midnight and they wouldnt sell to me.
Bastards. They can keep their beer. I havent been back since.

/Still hostile.
2003-04-10 02:34:14 PM  
In Germany there is a beer that tastes like smoked ham, called "rauchbier", first taste is a little strange but it's damn good when you get used to it.
2003-04-10 02:37:12 PM  
including Mexican import Corona, with which Santiago is packaged and brewed to compete

well, they are certainly aiming low.

"lets start by making beer for chicks and gay men in loafers"
2003-04-10 02:43:32 PM  
What? no one refers to Milwaukee's Best Ice as "THE BEAST?!" beer
2003-04-10 02:50:03 PM  

Yeah, rauchbiers are excellent, they go great w/ pizza.
The boys out at Rogue make a great version.

2003-04-10 02:50:07 PM  
7-11 4 LIFE!
Big Gulps Rule!
sure they don't have public restrooms, but their ubiquity and branding success makes them marketing geniuses. PLUS, if you're sly, you can get a shiatload of nacho cheese for the price of a Big Gulp!
2003-04-10 02:54:22 PM  
For $9.97 a case at the local QuickTrip I consider it to be a staple of life!
2003-04-10 02:56:36 PM  
damn 'muricans have no taste in beer

if they didn't put lime slices in Corona, it wouldn't have any taste at all

wonder if it will be the same with Santiago

the best is Dead Guy Ale from Rogue
2003-04-10 02:57:48 PM  
SABMiller PLC may be British, but the majority shareholder (36%) is Altria (good ol' Philip Morris). I bought some stock lately (short term looks like a mistake, but long term, how can you lose investing in a company that makes cigarettes, junk food (via Kraft), and beer?)
2003-04-10 02:58:48 PM  
04-10-03 02:08:07 PM Revrendjim
Cheapest beer here: 24-pack of Hamms at WinCo for $10. Tastes like ass, though.

You should reserve judgement until you ass.
2003-04-10 03:06:31 PM  
Homebrew=best sh*t on the planet!
2003-04-10 03:06:37 PM  
Anit-Freak Machine, I was about to post the same thing. unless 7-11 is going sell it after midnight, I could care less about any beer from them...

and for the record, the best cheapo beer in my opinion is American (brand) beer. in college is was like 8 bucks a case, and we'd go through 4 cases a night (8 if it was a weekend)...
2003-04-10 03:08:34 PM  
Anyone remember "beer"? You know, generic beer. ACK!

Once upon a time I worked in a convience store, and I couldn't sell beer one second after 2AM because the cash register wouldn't ring up alcohol past the deadline. However, he could have rung up the beer before the deadline and then voided the purchase if you couldn't come up with ID.
2003-04-10 03:10:06 PM  
I dont know about beer slushies, but if you go to new orleans, you can have frozen "hurricanes". Highly recommended, and you can drink them anywhere you walk as.
2003-04-10 03:13:01 PM  

Listen, if you get to the front of the line past the time they're legally allowed to sell booze, try licking the tops of the cans or bottles. The first time I did it, the guy almost punched me. The second time, another guy just rang me up and told me to scram. Bingo! Now he sells me beer up until 15 mins past the deadline.
2003-04-10 03:29:22 PM  
As swill beers go, nothing will match Genesee Cream Ale. A couple 40's of that, and you're drunk, yet not in stomach-related agony.
Or maybe I'm just biased to my homeland of Rochester.
2003-04-10 03:33:23 PM  
Santiago Beer ? And what kind of straight alcohol will 7-11 try to sell next if this sells well, Salma Hayek Liquer ?
2003-04-10 03:35:37 PM  
GoodyearPimp - yeah, I figured there was American ownership involved somewhere (I might have known that Miller's been owned by PM for a while). But couldn't they base Miller in the good ol' USA?

Memphomaniac - ever have a Hop Devil? Yummizzle, as the kids might say.

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.

/fondly remembers drive-thru beer sales in OH
2003-04-10 03:44:25 PM  
7-11 brand beer. Yum

Will it be available in a Slurpee flavor?
2003-04-10 03:57:41 PM  
will it be available in Slurpee Flavor?

"I'm feeling kind of low, Apu. Got any of that beer with candy floating in it? What do you call it, Skittle-brau?

Such a product does not exist, sir. I think you must have dreamed it.

well then just give me a six pack and a couple of bags of skittles"
2003-04-10 03:59:52 PM  
The beer will come only in a "big gulp" size, but it comes with it's own urinal.
2003-04-10 04:08:35 PM  
Beer Prices in WI
Meister Brau -> $8.99/24pk
Rhinelander -> $7.99/24pk
I sh*t you not.

WTF, I whack down a 6pk for breakfast. Who only buys beer by the 6pk? JEBUS, it's a 6 beer drive to the liquor store!
Who would pay this much for a 6pk?

/drunk right now
2003-04-10 04:20:26 PM  
What about the states that don't let grocery stores sell beer?! Will I be able to get this "Santiago"?? I'm so terribly worried!!

Biersh: THE BEAST rules. Natty Boh is a "good" super cheap beer too. But, you really can't beat the great deal that is Olde English 800!!
2003-04-10 04:21:31 PM  
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2003-04-10 04:25:09 PM  
hey Lipo, i go to that Stop n' Rob twice a week.
2003-04-10 04:26:07 PM  
Kroger used to sell its own beer a while back. It was called Cost-Cutter Beer.

But 7/11 Beer....YUK!!!!

Little Kings all the way.

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2003-04-10 04:28:04 PM  
Strange things are afoot at the Circle K.
2003-04-10 04:33:45 PM  
Now all they need to do is start adding tequila to the ICE machines and they'll be branding 7-11 margaritas.
2003-04-10 04:35:32 PM  
or Slurpee I should say.
2003-04-10 04:37:31 PM  
ugh! It's probably repackaged Billy beer.
2003-04-10 05:03:23 PM  
"Apu, you got any Skittle Brau? Never mind, just give me some Duff and a pack of Skittles."
2003-04-10 05:06:53 PM  

I had a neighbour that used to give you directions and measure each leg of the journey in "brown units".

Eg. Okay, eh. You go down Highway 1 to the Clearbrooke exit - that's about five brown units. Then it's about three brown units from the exit to Cultus Lake. Just follow the signs.
2003-04-10 05:15:58 PM  
Little Kings!

2003-04-10 05:23:05 PM  
2003-04-10 05:27:06 PM  
No bottle caps. Always open.
2003-04-10 05:57:03 PM  
7-11 beer. The name tells you how many gallons you will puke after drinking it.
2003-04-10 06:05:03 PM  
A question for you home-brewers. How good does a home-brew taste versus storebought? For example, Home-brew versus Boddington or Newscastle. More importantly, how many batches did it take before you guys finally brewed beer that didn't suck? I had one guy's homebrew beer,! :(
2003-04-10 06:10:10 PM  
I wouldn't pass it off straight away. For one thing, it may be cheap, but it's not exactly like they're going to be spending kajillions on advertising or fancy packaging... they're just going to make a decent, drinkable brew at a low price.

Case in point, round my way, all three of Tesco (high profile supermarket chain), Safeway, and Lidl (invading german 7-11 equivalent but even less plush and shorter hours) have their own lines of canned lager beer. All in fairly plain grey or primary-monochromed cans (though lidl's has an attractive crest design) and distinctly inexpensive. However, so long as you skip the absolutely cheapest, and criminally low-proof, varieties, it's actually a nicer beer (easy drinking, good flavour, and plenty strong enough, 3.9-5.2%) than most the big brands... and considerably easier on the wallet.

So give it a try at least... just avoid the bottom-dollar types, go for penultimate-dollar instead :)
2003-04-10 06:11:14 PM  
((or for a better description; Tesco approx = Walmart, Safeway is global, and Lidl more or less = Aldi))
2003-04-10 06:22:17 PM  
I'm all for saving money, but I learned my lesson about buying the absolute cheapest alcohol a few years back. It was vodka, I believe it was called called "Popov", came in a plastic bottle, and tasted like onions.
2003-04-10 06:24:18 PM  
(reads all of thread after blindposting)

Wow, canned beer is CHEAP in the states.. cheap beer (sold til midnight or 2am, to boot) and cheap gas... this island can keep it's culture, i'm now officially sold on the whole 'brain drain' idea.

And now I'm going to go to tesco and get some of their very, very bottom dollar beer (comes printed with the same plain white & blue line packaging as their other "Value" lines, tastes like water) and remake it into generic "BEER". Lets see, what's needed.. some white-out, paper stencil (cut-around printed arial) and a marker pen. For a more professional look, some masking tape and a can of white and a can of black primer from the local car-parts repository should do it.
Well, if it wasn't 11.20pm and the repository shut at 8, and tescos are legally obliged to stop serving alc at 11.00 dead.

Just leave a few cans of BEER in the fridge when i leave these dorms, a so-called present for next years intake :)
2003-04-10 06:36:49 PM  
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2003-04-10 06:37:41 PM  
found those on, btw.
2003-04-10 06:39:21 PM  
Since 7-11 is such a gorrilla in the business, I wonder if thats what the beer is going to be made up of, "Gorrilla Piss"
2003-04-10 06:39:38 PM  
Ih8cgs2555, there are a few key items to take care of when homebrewing that will make a vast difference in quality. IMO, the most important ones are to use fresh ingredients, keep the fermentation at a controlled, cool temperature, and to maintain pristine sanitation. Canned malt extract is quite often stale, and will yield a cidery, unpleasant beer if that is used to make the beer. I personally brew right from malted barley grain, so I bypass that concern.
The fermentation temperature plays an important role, and experience has shown me that I should keep the beer at the low end of the yeast's preferred temperature range, meaning the low 60's (Fahrenheit) for the majority of ale yeast strains. This might be impossible in the summer unless you have a temperature controlled fridge or freezer.
Sanitation - well, keep the equipment clean, then use a good no-rinse sanitiser like Star-san.
To actually answer your question, my second batch was very good. I had brewed a tasty IPA that took me several batches to better. After ten years worth of all-grain brewing, I still make the occasional lemon, but can generally brew better beer than what is commercially available, in almost any of the world's many beer styles. Give it a shot, you can do it!
2003-04-10 06:41:14 PM  
For a while in the province of Alberta, Canada, there was a "generic" beer sold in plain manila-coloured cans and packaging and simply labeled "BEER".

I've seen pictures, but never managed to actually try some. People I've talked to that have tried it say it was about what you would expect from the phrase "generic beer". Namely terrible-tasting, but cheap :)
2003-04-10 06:41:34 PM  
Candypants: Wow, Candypants, you have had Popov? I didn't think chicks would drink that shiat. I'm impressed. Want to go out and get drunk? I'm buying ;)

I of course, drank plenty of it. Good stuff. Well, not really, but it was cheap.
2003-04-10 06:46:20 PM  

Hamms is not bad for cheap beer. I make it a point to try all beers so I can offically rip on them if they suck, my most hated cheap beers are Keystone, landmark, and Josef Hoffbauer- 5.99 a case.

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Keystone isn't all that bad, but for 6 bucks a case, landmark and JhB have terrible aftertastes. I will try the 7-11 beer, but for 6 bucks a 6er, they are probably fools to set that beer in that price range.
2003-04-10 06:50:11 PM  
Who loves the quickee mart.. I doooooo!
2003-04-10 06:50:13 PM  
And yeah, you have to know what you are doing to brew your own beer and have it outclass commercial products. I know a killer honey wheat recipie called B52. 7.2%abv, thanks Skotrat!
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