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(NPR)   The secret to good beer? Good water. That explains the success of Budweiser and failure of Keystone   (npr.org) divider line 170
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2012-06-10 12:24:53 AM  
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2012-06-10 12:38:08 AM  
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2012-06-10 01:08:06 AM  
So I wonder how many beer snobs out there won't touch city water, but will only drink filtered water, and then down 20 Fat Tires. Do they know it's unfiltered city water?
 
2012-06-10 01:15:57 AM  

Miss Stein: [i759.photobucket.com image 358x240]


Done in one. Excellent water.
 
2012-06-10 01:16:21 AM  
Budweiser is crap. When you grow up to be a real man/woman, you'll stay away from that poser beer.
 
jbc [TotalFark]
2012-06-10 01:16:34 AM  

cheap_thoughts: So I wonder how many beer snobs out there won't touch city water, but will only drink filtered water, and then down 20 Fat Tires. Do they know it's unfiltered city water?


Real beer snobs wouldn't touch Flat Tire.
 
2012-06-10 01:17:54 AM  
10/10 Subby. Bravo on the perfect troll.

/Budweiser? They ought to pour that "water" back down the horses' throats.
 
2012-06-10 01:19:51 AM  
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Water straight out of the Chao Phraya and oh so delicious.
 
2012-06-10 01:21:11 AM  

jbc: cheap_thoughts: So I wonder how many beer snobs out there won't touch city water, but will only drink filtered water, and then down 20 Fat Tires. Do they know it's unfiltered city water?

Real beer snobs wouldn't touch Flat Tire.


Sure I will: I'll change a flat tire when I have to.

PS New Belgium's Trippel is good.
 
2012-06-10 01:21:46 AM  

Miss Stein: [i759.photobucket.com image 358x240]


Except it's not. It was the water, then they moved to California.
 
2012-06-10 01:22:52 AM  
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Lake Superior Water, anyone?
 
2012-06-10 01:23:13 AM  

jbc: Real beer snobs wouldn't touch Flat Tire.


Flat Tire isn't New Belgium's best beer, but it's certainly drinkable and sometimes the best option available at a bar.
 
2012-06-10 01:24:49 AM  

jbc: Real beer snobs wouldn't touch Flat Tire.


I once plunked down 30$ for a rare Belgian lambic and 200$ for Sam Adams Utopias, so I'm most likely a gigantic beer snob...but I quite like Fat Tire. Drinking ten dollar bottles of DIPA or RIS every day would just get old after a while, and you need simple everyday beers like Fat Tire, Yeungling, Magic Hat, or Brooklyn Lager.

Mmmm...Brooklyn Lager. If NYC municipal water is good for them, it's good for us.
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2012-06-10 01:28:02 AM  
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2012-06-10 01:29:00 AM  
Beer thread!!!1! Any homebrewers out there? Recipes?
 
2012-06-10 01:30:41 AM  
The secret to good beer is not to water it down to make it taste like piss water.
 
2012-06-10 01:32:39 AM  
No recipes but I think I might use my tap water for the next batch to see if I get a better brew than using filtered water. It will be different in any case.
 
2012-06-10 01:34:03 AM  
When I make beer, I use beer in place of water.
 
2012-06-10 01:37:06 AM  

jbc: cheap_thoughts: So I wonder how many beer snobs out there won't touch city water, but will only drink filtered water, and then down 20 Fat Tires. Do they know it's unfiltered city water?

Real beer snobs wouldn't touch Flat Tire.


Several self-proclaimed "beer snobs" (who are also food hipsters) I know had hardons for this stuff, and it was one of the most underwhelming beers I've ever had. 1554 is pretty good but hasn't convinced me to go further into NB's catalog.
 
2012-06-10 01:39:00 AM  

cheap_thoughts: So I wonder how many beer snobs out there won't touch city water, but will only drink filtered water, and then down 20 Fat Tires. Do they know it's unfiltered city water?


I didn't read tfa but I have seen videos of some breweries where if they are making a Belgian or whatever they filter and treat the water and adjust the pH and the minerals to replicate the beer's specific regions water to make the beer true to style. But some breweries probably just have perfect tap water for the beers they are trying to create.
 
2012-06-10 01:43:17 AM  

Satosuke: jbc: Real beer snobs wouldn't touch Flat Tire.

I once plunked down 30$ for a rare Belgian lambic and 200$ for Sam Adams Utopias, so I'm most likely a gigantic beer snob...but I quite like Fat Tire. Drinking ten dollar bottles of DIPA or RIS every day would just get old after a while, and you need simple everyday beers like Fat Tire, Yeungling, Magic Hat, or Brooklyn Lager.

Mmmm...Brooklyn Lager. If NYC municipal water is good for them, it's good for us.
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I actually like Yeungling. Besides their lager, they make some other good (annoyingly seasonal) stuff like their Bock and Porter.

res_nihil summed up my thoughts on Fat tire perfectly. Underwhelming. It's okay, but it's not something I would seek out.
 
2012-06-10 01:47:38 AM  

demaL-demaL-yeH: jbc: cheap_thoughts: So I wonder how many beer snobs out there won't touch city water, but will only drink filtered water, and then down 20 Fat Tires. Do they know it's unfiltered city water?

Real beer snobs wouldn't touch Flat Tire.

Sure I will: I'll change a flat tire when I have to.

PS New Belgium's Trippel is good.


Oops. I read that as beer slobs.

/I'm no beer connoisseur. I'm just a simple beer sseur who won't drink horse piss.
 
2012-06-10 01:47:39 AM  
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Sewer water
 
2012-06-10 01:48:35 AM  

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: jbc: Real beer snobs wouldn't touch Flat Tire.

Flat Tire isn't New Belgium's best beer, but it's certainly drinkable and sometimes the best option available at a bar.


I personally don't care for Fat Tire, but New Belgium has really surprised me with Shift and Tart Lychee. Those two and Tallgrass 8-Bit are awesome warm weather beers, and I am anxiously awaiting the return of Lagunitas Sucks, my favorite new beer from last year.
 
2012-06-10 01:49:13 AM  
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mmmmm, sewer water...
 
2012-06-10 01:50:52 AM  
"The secret to good beer? Good water."

So THAT explains american beer!
 
2012-06-10 01:51:47 AM  

OOBE Juan Kenobi: [s18.postimage.org image 400x500]

Sewer water


Dude, that stuff is pennies per ounce here. I could be drunk for a month straight if I dropped a $20.
 
2012-06-10 01:52:15 AM  
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This stuff is great, and some of the proceeds help protect the river that is the source of the water.
 
2012-06-10 01:54:04 AM  
there are a lot of shiatty beers out there
 
2012-06-10 01:54:55 AM  

OOBE Juan Kenobi: [s18.postimage.org image 400x500]

Sewer water


I got through about half a can of that stuff and I wanted to punch somebody. Probably myself, for drinking it.
 
2012-06-10 01:54:55 AM  
Duh. If you have crappy water you aren't going to make anything good with it.
 
2012-06-10 01:56:58 AM  

Makh: Duh. If you have crappy water you aren't going to make anything good with it.


You can make pretty decent bong water.
 
2012-06-10 01:57:02 AM  
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2012-06-10 01:57:14 AM  

Makh: Duh. If you have crappy water you aren't going to make anything good with it.


Extra rotten egg smell is good in a beer.
 
2012-06-10 01:58:13 AM  

Sabyen91: Makh: Duh. If you have crappy water you aren't going to make anything good with it.

Extra rotten egg smell is good in a beer.


Only if it's ice-filtered.
 
2012-06-10 01:59:16 AM  
New Belgium makes some good beers, Fat Tire itself it like a transition brew. It serves as a smooth and gentle gateway between typical American lagers and the full crafty brew menu. Try some of their other brews if you found Fat Tire underwhelming.
 
2012-06-10 02:01:43 AM  

violentsalvation: New Belgium makes some good beers, Fat Tire itself it like a transition brew. It serves as a smooth and gentle gateway between typical American lagers and the full crafty brew menu. Try some of their other brews if you found Fat Tire underwhelming.


Ranger makes me want to punch babies in the face with a broken bottle of Ranger.
 
2012-06-10 02:03:31 AM  
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2012-06-10 02:04:12 AM  
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It comes from here:

wwwrcamnl.wr.usgs.gov

You do not deserve to drink such greatness.
 
2012-06-10 02:04:56 AM  

CalamitousCrasher: Miss Stein: [i759.photobucket.com image 358x240]

Done in one. Excellent water.


Made me think of this ;)
Lyrics are NSFW
 
2012-06-10 02:04:58 AM  
In my city, my water is fine to brew with, but I need to add gypsum in small amounts to get the hops to pop in the linger. One of my brew partners, who is about 4.5 miles away, has terrible water to brew with. We had about 2 years of mediocre beer before we sorted it out.
 
2012-06-10 02:06:52 AM  
And since I'm actually drinking a glass of some artisan rosé I'm getting a kick out of these replies.

Either that, or the rosé is starting to kick in. One of the two.

That said, let's get a PNW beer up in here.

This is good stuff:

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OK, maybe I like the bottle. It is a good garden-variety IPA, though, worth your time if you collect a bunch of cool beers to take back home with you.
 
2012-06-10 02:06:53 AM  

Erix: [t3.gstatic.com image 183x275]

This stuff is great, and some of the proceeds help protect the river that is the source of the water.


Their Storm King Stout was really good.
 
2012-06-10 02:07:48 AM  

NobleHam: Miss Stein: [i759.photobucket.com image 358x240]

Except it's not. It was the water, then they moved to California.


Is that well still there in a random parking lot in downtown Oly? I loved the idea of a random pipe continuously pumping great water out of the ground.
.
 
2012-06-10 02:10:12 AM  

Ackbar_GastricFluid: Beer thread!!!1! Any homebrewers out there? Recipes?

One Mile Pale Ale (partial mash)

This is my homebrew nod to Sierra Nevada Brewing Company and my time spent in Chico.

1lb Crystal 60
1lb 2 row
(30min mash at approx 155F)
6lb pale LME
2oz Cascade hops 60min
1oz Cascade hops 30min
1oz Cascade hops 15min
Pitch 1 vial WLP001
 
2012-06-10 02:13:30 AM  
Does that Budweiser shiat actually qualify as beer? I'm fairly convinced it's actually horse piss.
 
2012-06-10 02:14:35 AM  

whidbey: And since I'm actually drinking a glass of some artisan rosé I'm getting a kick out of these replies.

Either that, or the rosé is starting to kick in. One of the two.

That said, let's get a PNW beer up in here.

This is good stuff:

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 480x640]

OK, maybe I like the bottle. It is a good garden-variety IPA, though, worth your time if you collect a bunch of cool beers to take back home with you.


ill take a nice guiness and then move onto a black and tan and then just harp and then newcastle and anything but IPA. to each his own I just cant stand how it makes my tongue feel like its being raped.
 
2012-06-10 02:15:12 AM  

universebetween: violentsalvation: New Belgium makes some good beers, Fat Tire itself it like a transition brew. It serves as a smooth and gentle gateway between typical American lagers and the full crafty brew menu. Try some of their other brews if you found Fat Tire underwhelming.

Ranger makes me want to punch babies in the face with a broken bottle of Ranger.


OK try a different one if you are so overwhelmed. :) I drink a whole lot of Ranger. Less lately but I still enjoy it quite a lot. 1554 is good and so is the seasonal Snow Day. I don't like their trippel.
 
2012-06-10 02:17:28 AM  

violentsalvation: universebetween: violentsalvation: New Belgium makes some good beers, Fat Tire itself it like a transition brew. It serves as a smooth and gentle gateway between typical American lagers and the full crafty brew menu. Try some of their other brews if you found Fat Tire underwhelming.

Ranger makes me want to punch babies in the face with a broken bottle of Ranger.

OK try a different one if you are so overwhelmed. :) I drink a whole lot of Ranger. Less lately but I still enjoy it quite a lot. 1554 is good and so is the seasonal Snow Day. I don't like their trippel.


Im very open to trying new beers. I love beer.
 
2012-06-10 02:17:53 AM  
Whoa, whoa, whoa

Easy on the headline there...

Ipa's.
Obvious, There done.

/would rant on for a while if not for needing to piss
// and cracking another coors light
/// thinking I could have saved two bucks and gone with the keystone
 
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