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2012-07-31 09:59:04 AM  
"Barack Obama is all foam and no beer. And you can't live on the foam. His speeches are his foam."

That's an analogy that Pawlenty says "most Americans can relate to."


The analogy is fine. It's Romney we can't relate to.
 
2012-07-31 10:05:04 AM  
"I know you probably have some Guinness here, and some Smithwick's, and some Edmund Fitzgerald, who knows what else? Miller and Budweiser and all kinds of other stuff."....His personal favorites? Minnesota-brewed Grain Belt Nordeast and Summit Extra Pale Ale, he said.

Jesus Christ. Look, you can either a) like craft beer or b) drink Budweiser and miller.

it is HIGHLY unlikely that you would do both, so this sounds like pandering.
 
2012-07-31 10:15:34 AM  

what_now: Jesus Christ. Look, you can either a) like craft beer or b) drink Budweiser and miller.
it is HIGHLY unlikely that you would do both, so this sounds like pandering.


Oh pish posh.

My favorite beers are Bell's Two Hearted Ale and Russian River's Pliny the Elder.

But most days I drink Busch Light.
 
2012-07-31 10:46:31 AM  

hillbillypharmacist: Oh pish posh.

My favorite beers are Bell's Two Hearted Ale and Russian River's Pliny the Elder.

But most days I drink Busch Light.


Agreed. I love abbey-style Belgians, but there's nothing like a Natty Boh at an Oriole's game.
 
2012-07-31 11:18:23 AM  
FTA: Imagining the unsatisfying scenario of being served a foamy pint of beer, Pawlenty delivered the punch line: "Barack Obama is all foam and no beer. And you can't live on the foam. His speeches are his foam."

So what he's saying is that Obama gives great head?
 
2012-07-31 11:20:46 AM  

what_now: Jesus Christ. Look, you can either a) like craft beer or b) drink Budweiser and miller.

it is HIGHLY unlikely that you would do both, so this sounds like pandering.



I like craft beers, I also regularly consume High Life.
 
2012-07-31 11:23:26 AM  
Minnesotan talks beer and doesn't mention Surly? Epic fail. If possible, Pawlenty's fallen even farther in esteem.
 
2012-07-31 11:23:34 AM  

what_now: "I know you probably have some Guinness here, and some Smithwick's, and some Edmund Fitzgerald, who knows what else? Miller and Budweiser and all kinds of other stuff."....His personal favorites? Minnesota-brewed Grain Belt Nordeast and Summit Extra Pale Ale, he said.

Jesus Christ. Look, you can either a) like craft beer or b) drink Budweiser and miller.

it is HIGHLY unlikely that you would do both, so this sounds like pandering.


It is pandering, but Summit EPA rules
 
2012-07-31 11:27:30 AM  

sprawl15: FTA: Imagining the unsatisfying scenario of being served a foamy pint of beer, Pawlenty delivered the punch line: "Barack Obama is all foam and no beer. And you can't live on the foam. His speeches are his foam."

So what he's saying is that Obama gives great head?


All I get from that is Pawlenty doesn't know how to pour a beer.
 
2012-07-31 11:31:48 AM  

spcMike: I like craft beers, I also regularly consume High Life.


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2012-07-31 11:32:37 AM  
Once a mullet, always a mullet Tim.
 
2012-07-31 11:34:32 AM  

MacEnvy: hillbillypharmacist: Oh pish posh.

My favorite beers are Bell's Two Hearted Ale and Russian River's Pliny the Elder.

But most days I drink Busch Light.

Agreed. I love abbey-style Belgians, but there's nothing like a Natty Boh at an Oriole's game.


Damn straight. And I don't even drink beer. More of a mead guy.
 
2012-07-31 11:34:47 AM  

what_now: "I know you probably have some Guinness here, and some Smithwick's, and some Edmund Fitzgerald, who knows what else? Miller and Budweiser and all kinds of other stuff."....His personal favorites? Minnesota-brewed Grain Belt Nordeast and Summit Extra Pale Ale, he said.

Jesus Christ. Look, you can either a) like craft beer or b) drink Budweiser and miller.

it is HIGHLY unlikely that you would do both, so this sounds like pandering.



My favorite microbrews are $12 for a 4-pack.
Needless to say, I drink a lot of Coors/Budweiser when money gets tight.

Ha ha.
 
2012-07-31 11:35:23 AM  
'merikuns talking about beer? That's like North Koreans talking about food and flush toilets!
 
2012-07-31 11:39:53 AM  

oldfarthenry: 'merikuns talking about beer? That's like North Koreans talking about food and flush toilets!


America's craft beer revolution has lead to America being one of the very best Beer producing nations on the earth.
 
2012-07-31 11:40:27 AM  
"I know you probably have some Guinness here, and some Smithwick's, and some Edmund Fitzgerald, who knows what else?

Good beer but ya gotta watch out..

One can all too easily get wrecked on the stuff.

*wanders off all innocent like*
 
2012-07-31 11:40:27 AM  

oldfarthenry: 'merikuns talking about beer? That's like North Koreans Americans talking about food and flush toilets!


FTFY
 
2012-07-31 11:40:58 AM  
I don't know which is funnier -- Romney trying to get us to believe he can relate to the common man, or milquetoast Pawlenty trying to convince us he's a bad boy (tattoo, drinks beer). Next he'll tell us he rides a Harley.
 
2012-07-31 11:42:56 AM  

LasersHurt: oldfarthenry: 'merikuns talking about beer? That's like North Koreans talking about food and flush toilets!

America's craft beer revolution has lead to America being one of the very best Beer producing nations on the earth.


I'm surprised you typed all that without the need to pause and take a monstrous leak or drop a wet fart. Good jorb!
 
2012-07-31 11:43:46 AM  
Pawlenty followed up his comments with "And Busch and MGD and have you tried that new Shock Top? Boy howdy, I sure do love beer. I love beer enough for two people! Why, I bet I love beer enough to ensure that, if you were thinking about not voting for a guy because he's a teetotaler, my presence on the ticket would sway you over anyway! I'm helpful! I can bring you votes! Pick mee! Piiiiicckkkk mmmmmeeeeeeeeeee!"
 
2012-07-31 11:49:53 AM  

Diogenes: I don't know which is funnier -- Romney trying to get us to believe he can relate to the common man, or milquetoast Pawlenty trying to convince us he's a bad boy (tattoo, drinks beer). Next he'll tell us he rides a Harley.


October surprise? Pawlenty's penile piercings!
 
2012-07-31 11:50:14 AM  

oldfarthenry: LasersHurt: oldfarthenry: 'merikuns talking about beer? That's like North Koreans talking about food and flush toilets!

America's craft beer revolution has lead to America being one of the very best Beer producing nations on the earth.

I'm surprised you typed all that without the need to pause and take a monstrous leak or drop a wet fart. Good jorb!


I'm surprised you could type all that, period.
 
2012-07-31 11:52:20 AM  

what_now: "I know you probably have some Guinness here, and some Smithwick's, and some Edmund Fitzgerald, who knows what else? Miller and Budweiser and all kinds of other stuff."....His personal favorites? Minnesota-brewed Grain Belt Nordeast and Summit Extra Pale Ale, he said.

Jesus Christ. Look, you can either a) like craft beer or b) drink Budweiser and miller.

it is HIGHLY unlikely that you would do both, so this sounds like pandering.


He didn't say he actually drank Miller and Bud, he just said the bar probably stocked it.

Little Kings FTW
 
2012-07-31 11:52:52 AM  
PHOTOSHOP REQUEST: (in keeping with the "switcheroo" theme) Romney's head on the photo of Obama hoisting a tall frosty one.
 
2012-07-31 11:53:10 AM  
Barack Obama is all foam and no beer. And you can't live on the foam. His speeches are his foam."

That's an analogy that Pawlenty says "most Americans can relate to."


Sooo... reminding voters that Romney *isn't* one of those "most Americans" who can "relate to" his beer bon mots is Pawlenty's plan of attack here?

Well, it's good to have a plan, isn't it?
 
2012-07-31 11:55:52 AM  

spcMike: what_now: Jesus Christ. Look, you can either a) like craft beer or b) drink Budweiser and miller.

it is HIGHLY unlikely that you would do both, so this sounds like pandering.


I like craft beers, I also regularly consume High Life.


Bleeech!

As for T Paw- WE GET IT, YOU DRINK BEER.
Reading his comments was just sad. He's trying WAY too hard on this one.

/odds are, he'll be the VP pick
 
2012-07-31 11:59:06 AM  
"I think the criticism of his comments in London were way overblown and way overstated and I think the rest of the trip has gone well," he said.

Which part specifically?
 
2012-07-31 12:02:02 PM  

tallguywithglasseson: "I think the criticism of his comments in London were way overblown and way overstated and I think the rest of the trip has gone well," he said.

Which part specifically?


The part where he gets on an airplane and it goes VROOOOOOOOOOOM and then he naps for a few hours.
 
2012-07-31 12:07:56 PM  

Diogenes: "Barack Obama is all foam and no beer. And you can't live on the foam. His speeches are his foam."

That's an analogy that Pawlenty says "most Americans can relate to."


At first I thought that Most Americans should be offended that Tim Pawlenty thinks so little of them.

Then I remembered that "Red Solo Cup" just sold its 2 millionth copy.

That's when I realized it was actually I who thought to highly of Most Americans.
 
2012-07-31 12:08:33 PM  
But did he pronounce Smithwick's correctly?
 
2012-07-31 12:11:09 PM  
Would have said "Boom Island Silvius and Lake Superior Kayak Kolsch" if I was going to pick two MN beers.
 
2012-07-31 12:11:11 PM  

what_now: "I know you probably have some Guinness here, and some Smithwick's, and some Edmund Fitzgerald, who knows what else? Miller and Budweiser and all kinds of other stuff."....His personal favorites? Minnesota-brewed Grain Belt Nordeast and Summit Extra Pale Ale, he said.

Jesus Christ. Look, you can either a) like craft beer or b) drink Budweiser and miller.

it is HIGHLY unlikely that you would do both, so this sounds like pandering.


As a beer snob, I'd say Miller and Bud are LMB (lawn mowing beer); beer that tastes great ice cold after you've been mowing the law for two hours on a Texas summer afternoon . . .otherwise they taste like piss.
 
2012-07-31 12:15:05 PM  

friday13: oldfarthenry: LasersHurt: oldfarthenry: 'merikuns talking about beer? That's like North Koreans talking about food and flush toilets!

America's craft beer revolution has lead to America being one of the very best Beer producing nations on the earth.

I'm surprised you typed all that without the need to pause and take a monstrous leak or drop a wet fart. Good jorb!

I'm surprised you could type all that, period.


Well - the rest of the planet has a higher `literacy' requirement than your school systems.
 
2012-07-31 12:34:50 PM  
Obama=foam
Santorum=froth
Palin=whipped cream
Romney=truffled mousse

Got it.
 
2012-07-31 01:15:17 PM  
I'm of the mind that the best beers aren't brewed here. Most American and craft beers I've found generally take after the American lager - Bitter, thin, and hoppy. I've had the Edmund Fitzgerald and hated it. A convention had a local brewer bring in several of their craft beers and every one tasted like the same and their stout was horrible.

So far, I've had great beers from England, Germany, Scotland, Ireland, and Belgium. By far, my favorite, and a b$!#& to find, is Mackeson Triple Stout. Started out in England, was brewed in Cincinnati until the brewery was shut down, and now brewed in Trinidad. I've found one store in Newport, KY that stocks it. It's an incredibly smooth milk stout with chocolate notes. Darkest stout I've ever seen, too. We call it the Black Blood of the Earth. If you can find it, it's worth drinking.
 
2012-07-31 01:18:17 PM  

what_now: "I know you probably have some Guinness here, and some Smithwick's, and some Edmund Fitzgerald, who knows what else? Miller and Budweiser and all kinds of other stuff."....His personal favorites? Minnesota-brewed Grain Belt Nordeast and Summit Extra Pale Ale, he said.

Jesus Christ. Look, you can either a) like craft beer or b) drink Budweiser and miller.

it is HIGHLY unlikely that you would do both, so this sounds like pandering.


As strange as it seems, I know a few people that drink craft and macro lagers. IDK how they do it. Once my eyes were opened, I never went back to that crap.
 
2012-07-31 01:20:09 PM  

FunkyBlue: I'm of the mind that the best beers aren't brewed here. Most American and craft beers I've found generally take after the American lager - Bitter, thin, and hoppy. I've had the Edmund Fitzgerald and hated it. A convention had a local brewer bring in several of their craft beers and every one tasted like the same and their stout was horrible.


ALL THE HOPS style beers are awful. I've been drinking some of this recently:

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2012-07-31 01:35:24 PM  

The Homer Tax: Diogenes: "Barack Obama is all foam and no beer. And you can't live on the foam. His speeches are his foam."

That's an analogy that Pawlenty says "most Americans can relate to."

At first I thought that Most Americans should be offended that Tim Pawlenty thinks so little of them.

Then I remembered that "Red Solo Cup" just sold its 2 millionth copy.

That's when I realized it was actually I who thought to highly of Most Americans.


Nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public.
 
2012-07-31 02:00:37 PM  

sprawl15: FunkyBlue: I'm of the mind that the best beers aren't brewed here. Most American and craft beers I've found generally take after the American lager - Bitter, thin, and hoppy. I've had the Edmund Fitzgerald and hated it. A convention had a local brewer bring in several of their craft beers and every one tasted like the same and their stout was horrible.

ALL THE HOPS style beers are awful. I've been drinking some of this recently:

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That does look tasty... Need to see if Jungle Jim's carries that one.
 
2012-07-31 02:07:31 PM  
I live in Springfield, but I have no idea where he was supposedly at. There's nothing there except a new hospital and a killer donut shop. That's really about all we have. My best guess is he may have flown into our Air National Guard base and then went a few miles north to Youngs.

Nevermind, local news just updated that he was in town to open the Clark County GOP headquarters. So nothing important other than public appearances.
 
2012-07-31 02:26:14 PM  
Tim Pawlenty lost all credibility with me when I read this: Link You should read it too.
 
2012-07-31 02:35:44 PM  
Gulden Draak. Nectar of the gods. Those Belgians just know how to make grains rot in water with a bunch of yeast.
 
2012-07-31 02:56:05 PM  

what_now: Jesus Christ. Look, you can either a) like craft beer or b) drink Budweiser and miller.


Meh. Sometimes you want to drink cheap, sometimes you want to drink the good stuff.

Also, sometimes I hit up dive bars that don't have an amazing selection of beer.

Budweiser in a can is a perfectly fine drink when hanging out at a BBQ or watching football with friends.

Light beers I can't stomach. But hey, if that's your "cheap/available beer" thing, go nuts.
 
2012-07-31 03:31:06 PM  

FunkyBlue: I'm of the mind that the best beers aren't brewed here. Most American and craft beers I've found generally take after the American lager - Bitter, thin, and hoppy.


American lagers aren't bitter or hoppy.

I've had the Edmund Fitzgerald and hated it. A convention had a local brewer bring in several of their craft beers and every one tasted like the same and their stout was horrible.

There are so many excellent craft breweries all over this country and they produce world-class beers of all styles. If you can't find examples of such, you aren't trying very hard, or more likely at all.

Here's a list of the winners of this years World Beer Cup to get you started, selected to Stouts, since you seem to prefer that.

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Category 22: Wood- and Barrel-Aged Strong Stout, 58 Entries
Gold: Barrel Aged BORIS The Crusher Oatmeal-Imperial Stout, Hoppin' Frog Brewing Co., Akron, OH
Silver: Great Grandfather Raven, Black Raven Brewing Co., Redmond, WA
Bronze: The Event Horizon, Olde Hickory Brewery, Hickory, NC

Category 76: Sweet Stout, 25 Entries
Gold: Steel Toe Stout, Ska Brewing Co., Durango, CO
Silver: Outlaw Oatmeal Stout, Great Basin Brewing Co., Sparks, NV
Bronze: Blackjack Stout, Feather Falls Casino Brewing Co., Oroville, CA

Category 77: Oatmeal Stout, 49 Entries
Gold: Naked Oat Stout, Rock Bottom College Park, Indianapolis, IN
Silver: Stumblers Stout, Columbia River Brewing Co., Portland, OR
Bronze: Alaskan Oatmeal Stout, Alaskan Brewing Co., Juneau, AK

Category 79: British-Style Imperial Stout, 40 Entries
Gold: Russian Imperial Stout, Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant - Media, Media, PA
Silver: Luscious, The Alchemist, Waterbury, VT
Bronze: Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout, The Brooklyn Brewery, Brooklyn, NY

Category 83: Classic Irish-Style Dry Stout, 30 Entries
Gold: Blarney Sisters Dry Irish Stout, Third Street Aleworks, Santa Rosa, CA
Silver: Ring of Dingle, Sun King Brewing Co., Indianapolis, IN
Bronze: Breakside Dry Stout, Breakside Brewery, Portland, OR

Category 84: Foreign-Style Stout, 37 Entries
Gold: Starry Night Stout, Island Brewing Co., Carpinteria, CA
Silver: Malpais Stout, La Cumbre Brewing Co., Albuquerque, NM
Bronze: Voo Doo, Left Coast Brewing Co., San Clemente, CA

Category 94: American-Style Stout, 34 Entries
Gold: Rise American Stout, Revolution Brewing, Chicago, IL
Silver: Pike XXXXX Extra Stout, Pike Brewing Co., Seattle, WA
Bronze: Achievement Beyond Life's Experiences American Stout Brit Antrim Benefit Beer,
Pizza Port Ocean Beach, San Diego, CA

Category 95: American-Style Imperial Stout, 36 Entries
Gold: Imperial Stout, Silver City Brewery, Bremerton, WA
Silver: The Fundamental Blackhorn, Hornbeer, Kirke Hyllinge, Denmark
Bronze: Imperial Stout, Olde Hickory Brewery, Hickory, NC

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Fun note: out of the 24 medal winners in 8 stout categories in the WBC, only 1 was non-American, and it was in an American style category.

Your notion that all American beer is the same is bad and you should feel bad.
 
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