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2012-09-11 03:55:26 PM
I purchased some SA Oktoberfest beer after someone suggested it was decent. It was meh. Maybe they found a good use for it.
 
2012-09-11 03:57:51 PM
You can order any burger with the pretzel bun. I suggest you do this.
 
2012-09-11 04:02:33 PM
Chain restaurant thread!

/Fark everything about Red Lobster except for those amazing garlic-y cheese rolls
 
2012-09-11 04:13:16 PM

basemetal: I purchased some SA Oktoberfest beer after someone suggested it was decent. It was meh. Maybe they found a good use for it.



Really?  I'm not a beer drinker anymore, but SA was my favorite Oktoberfest beer by far.  In terms of readily available beers you could get at Costco.
 
2012-09-11 04:13:32 PM
It comes with your choice of toppings...
 
2012-09-11 04:37:14 PM

basemetal: I purchased some SA Oktoberfest beer after someone suggested it was decent. It was meh. Maybe they found a good use for it.


Try the SA Double Bock. I like it quite a bit.
 
2012-09-11 04:54:14 PM
Red Robin will soon be sued for mixing up a toddler's order.
 
2012-09-11 04:58:41 PM
How do they keep the fizz from going nutso when they blend it?
 
2012-09-11 05:05:36 PM
Red Robin - I can think of no worse place to go for anything.
 
2012-09-11 05:08:37 PM
i1123.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-11 05:10:38 PM

Contrabulous Flabtraption: Red Robin - I can think of no worse place to go for anything.


What? You don't like $10 hamburgers that don't even taste like beef, and are all cooked well done no matter how you order them? 

ELITITS!!1!! 
 
2012-09-11 05:14:57 PM

sigdiamond2000: Contrabulous Flabtraption: Red Robin - I can think of no worse place to go for anything.

What? You don't like $10 hamburgers that don't even taste like beef, and are all cooked well done no matter how you order them? 

ELITITS!!1!!


At Planet Hollywood they're $13 but at least they have movie memorabilia to look at.
 
2012-09-11 05:18:29 PM

Mugato: At Planet Hollywood they're $13 but at least they have movie memorabilia to look at.


Red Robin has that American flag made of red,white and blue baseballs and the pleasant aroma of month-old mop water.
 
2012-09-11 05:24:02 PM

Mugato: sigdiamond2000: Contrabulous Flabtraption: Red Robin - I can think of no worse place to go for anything.

What? You don't like $10 hamburgers that don't even taste like beef, and are all cooked well done no matter how you order them? 

ELITITS!!1!!

At Planet Hollywood they're $13 but at least they have movie memorabilia to look at.


Ah, the food hipsters are here.
 
2012-09-11 05:35:33 PM
I've had it, not NEARLY enough hops in it to qualify as a "beer"
 
2012-09-11 05:49:21 PM
I don't usually drink Sam Adams but when I do it's Octoberfest. Not a bad fall beer.

/I know all you hipster beer snobs are going to say "nooooooooooo that isn't a specialty microbrew with 500 million tons of hops in it" but all your ironic mustaches are stupid so your arguments invalid.
 
2012-09-11 05:50:56 PM

downstairs: basemetal: I purchased some SA Oktoberfest beer after someone suggested it was decent. It was meh. Maybe they found a good use for it.


Really?  I'm not a beer drinker anymore, but SA was my favorite Oktoberfest beer by far.  In terms of readily available beers you could get at Costco.


I haven't had it this year, but word from my friends is that it sucks this year.
 
2012-09-11 05:52:51 PM
Oh, and as for the milkshakes, they're not necessarily a bad idea. I've had Guinness-flavored ice cream and that was meh, but virtually everything Ben and Jerry's mixes with liqueur turns to gold. Haagen-Dazs Bailey's Irish Cream flavor is the one ice cream flavor in the world I miss more than any other. Adult milkshakes are a thing, although they are usually inspired by cocktails, not beers.

But I sure as shiat am not going to go out of my way for this.
 
2012-09-11 05:54:43 PM

GAT_00: Mugato: sigdiamond2000: Contrabulous Flabtraption: Red Robin - I can think of no worse place to go for anything.

What? You don't like $10 hamburgers that don't even taste like beef, and are all cooked well done no matter how you order them?

ELITITS!!1!!

At Planet Hollywood they're $13 but at least they have movie memorabilia to look at.

Ah, the food hipsters are here.


Hey, dude. If you want to pay $10 for a sh*tty hamburger made with sh*tty, low-grade beef, I'm not going to stop you.

If liking good food at a reasonable price makes me a hipster, so be it.
 
2012-09-11 05:54:57 PM

FishyFred: downstairs: basemetal: I purchased some SA Oktoberfest beer after someone suggested it was decent. It was meh. Maybe they found a good use for it.


Really?  I'm not a beer drinker anymore, but SA was my favorite Oktoberfest beer by far.  In terms of readily available beers you could get at Costco.

I haven't had it this year, but word from my friends is that it sucks this year.


Had a couple from a tap Friday. It was all right. Wasn't the greatest thing ever but it was a long way from sucking.
 
2012-09-11 05:59:30 PM

FishyFred: Oh, and as for the milkshakes, they're not necessarily a bad idea. I've had Guinness-flavored ice cream and that was meh, but virtually everything Ben and Jerry's mixes with liqueur turns to gold. Haagen-Dazs Bailey's Irish Cream flavor is the one ice cream flavor in the world I miss more than any other. Adult milkshakes are a thing, although they are usually inspired by cocktails, not beers.

But I sure as shiat am not going to go out of my way for this.


In my experience mixing alcohol with sugar causes massive hangovers. But maybe that's me. I'll stick to dry vodka martinis.
 
2012-09-11 06:20:14 PM
Yeah that actually sounds delicious

And fark you all, I liked the burger I had there
 
2012-09-11 06:20:22 PM
But...but... Smashburger!
 
2012-09-11 06:22:56 PM
Red Robin... meh
 
2012-09-11 06:25:01 PM

downstairs: I'm not a beer drinker anymore, but SA was my favorite Oktoberfest beer by far.


These statements are not unrelated.
 
2012-09-11 06:25:13 PM

Dancin_In_Anson: [i1123.photobucket.com image 640x731]


I haz a sad every time I think about that movie. It was so close to being a classic but it just couldn't do it.

David S. Ward couldn't hit a homer like The Seer could.

/How could the same guy who wrote The Sting also write King Ralph?
/Although The Sting was pretty much lifted from a non-fiction book entitled The Big Con
 
2012-09-11 06:25:32 PM
People still eat at Planet Hollywood?

/I [heart] Culver's
//wishing for a good margarita milkshake
///is whiskey more for hipsters now?
 
2012-09-11 06:25:44 PM
actually, it would probably help if I read what I was replying to. nevermind me
 
2012-09-11 06:26:28 PM

Contrabulous Flabtraption: Red Robin - I can think of no worse place to go for anything.


Really? Of all the chains, they're the only one I can truly tolerate.
 
2012-09-11 06:29:13 PM
Beer threads are my new "RIP" threads. Tons of snobby twats to Ignore.
 
2012-09-11 06:29:35 PM

FishyFred: I haven't had it this year, but word from my friends is that it sucks this year.


its not as good, but harpoon's fall line up has stepped in to cover for it
 
2012-09-11 06:30:43 PM
Not that I drink any more, but these two knew that the only way to enjoy booze and ice cream was a Brandy Alexander:

history.absoluteelsewhere.net
 
2012-09-11 06:30:55 PM
I used to like Red Robin a lot more, but they changed something in how they cook their burgers about 4-5 years ago and it's never been as good since.
 
2012-09-11 06:33:01 PM

Shazam999: Contrabulous Flabtraption: Red Robin - I can think of no worse place to go for anything.

Really? Of all the chains, they're the only one I can truly tolerate.


Screaming brats and crappy food. Red Robin may not be the worst place, but it'll do.
 
2012-09-11 06:33:08 PM
Had some Spaten Oktoberfest at the weekend. Magic!

Can't imagine that Sam Adams would compare favourably, but I'd be interested in hearing the opinion of BierFarkers.
 
2012-09-11 06:36:58 PM

Boudica's War Tampon: David S. Ward couldn't hit a homer like The Seer could.


Yeah, but he could do an over the rainbow.
 
2012-09-11 06:38:34 PM

sigdiamond2000: Mugato: At Planet Hollywood they're $13 but at least they have movie memorabilia to look at.

Red Robin has that American flag made of red,white and blue baseballs and the pleasant aroma of month-old mop water.


YUM!
 
2012-09-11 06:38:51 PM

Shazam999: Contrabulous Flabtraption: Red Robin - I can think of no worse place to go for anything.

Really? Of all the chains, they're the only one I can truly tolerate.


Same here, with free birthday burgers and stuff we go there a few times a year. Last time though we were seated next to some real landwhales who i think each got their own appetizer, full sized burgers (which they immediately pulled the veggies off of) and i think the table had a few pitchers of milkshakes. I didnt even know you could get a pitcher... and they were just shoveling the food in their mouths. The one lady in the scooter had sauce all down the front of her shirt.

We pretty much lost our appetites, got chicken sandwiches, diet cokes, no refills on the fries and took a long walk after.

I think we may have a free burger on one of our cards though, may have to try one of these beer-shakes.
 
2012-09-11 06:38:56 PM

sigdiamond2000: Contrabulous Flabtraption: Red Robin - I can think of no worse place to go for anything.

What? You don't like $10 hamburgers that don't even taste like beef, and are all cooked well done no matter how you order them? 

ELITITS!!1!!


Haha, so true. They have the unique ability to make every burger - despite the various toppings - taste exactly the same (bad).
 
2012-09-11 06:39:24 PM

trippdogg: Shazam999: Contrabulous Flabtraption: Red Robin - I can think of no worse place to go for anything.

Really? Of all the chains, they're the only one I can truly tolerate.

Screaming brats and crappy food. Red Robin may not be the worst place, but it'll do.


TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: I used to like Red Robin a lot more, but they changed something in how they cook their burgers about 4-5 years ago and it's never been as good since.


Interesting. I haven't been to one in ages, so there you go. No brats at the one I used to go to though. I always thought their food was fine, a hell of a lot better than other chains.
 
2012-09-11 06:42:44 PM
Regular old Sam Adams lager is great. Every other gimmicky beer they make sucks. I wish they would give it a rest. Cherry wheat? Harvest Pumpkin? Fark that.
 
2012-09-11 06:43:29 PM
"If a man ordered a beer milkshake he'd better do it in a town where he wasn't known."
 
2012-09-11 06:44:43 PM

Contrabulous Flabtraption: Red Robin - I can think of no worse place to go for anything.


Seriously... and they don't even serve robin.
 
2012-09-11 06:47:33 PM

bentleypm: Regular old Sam Adams lager is great. Every other gimmicky beer they make sucks. I wish they would give it a rest. Cherry wheat? Harvest Pumpkin? Fark that.


Their bonfire something smoked something beer tastes like band-aids. And i like Leines shandy more than Sam Adams porchraddler or whatever. Although Leines has been phoning it in the past few years too...

fark Fireside Nut, bring back the Apple Spice!
 
2012-09-11 06:48:07 PM

basemetal: I purchased some SA Oktoberfest beer after someone suggested it was decent. It was meh. Maybe they found a good use for it.


I feel like the quality of SA Octoberfest has diminished from previous years. Same with the Summer Ale.
 
2012-09-11 06:48:56 PM
Red Robin really is overpriced and mediocre.

Any other farkers working in the Chesterfield valley ought to try The Hangar bar and grill. Their burgers are great.
 
2012-09-11 06:49:19 PM
I limit my drinking very severely. On the rare nights when I have to stay overnight for work I allow myself one small beer with dinner.

Sam Adams Oktoberfest pushes me on that limit. I do change it to one large glass of beer. But it is very difficult to not order another.

But I don't want it in milkshake form.
 
2012-09-11 06:49:36 PM
...milkshakes made with Sam Adams Octoberfest

I tried one the other day... it was pretty good, actually.

Shazam999: TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: I used to like Red Robin a lot more, but they changed something in how they cook their burgers about 4-5 years ago and it's never been as good since.

Interesting. I haven't been to one in ages, so there you go. No brats at the one I used to go to though. I always thought their food was fine, a hell of a lot better than other chains.


They changed corporate owners. My biggest complaint is they took the chili off the menu.

Red Robin is where I go now that I don't go to McD's or BK anymore.
 
2012-09-11 06:50:16 PM

Dancin_In_Anson: Boudica's War Tampon: David S. Ward couldn't hit a homer like The Seer could.

Yeah, but he could do an over the rainbow.


I think the critics of that movie forgot about the content of the actual books. In one of them, at a party someone paints a target on the drop drawers of Angel's long johns. And I'm pretty sure there was some homosexuality driving that target painting.
 
2012-09-11 06:50:25 PM

basemetal: I purchased some SA Oktoberfest beer after someone suggested it was decent. It was meh. Maybe they found a good use for it.


I found it to be quite good. "Decent" is a very good description of it, imho.
Of course, I also find Red Robin to be "decent", if unspectacular.
 
2012-09-11 06:50:28 PM
Yum! owns Taco Bell and Pizza Hut but I don't think they own Red Robin.
 
zez
2012-09-11 06:50:39 PM
Had some of this over the weekend, good stuff.
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-09-11 06:51:13 PM

ModernPrimitive01: I don't usually drink Sam Adams but when I do it's Octoberfest. Not a bad fall beer.

/I know all you hipster beer snobs are going to say "nooooooooooo that isn't a specialty microbrew with 500 million tons of hops in it" but all your ironic mustaches are stupid so your arguments invalid.


I thought drinking Sam Adams made me a "hipster beer snob". So I've been told in a lot of Fark threads.
 
2012-09-11 06:53:29 PM
Personally I think Dick Grayon is hotter, but Tim Drake's okay. Nice buns on him.
 
2012-09-11 06:53:54 PM

HeartBurnKid: I thought drinking Sam Adams made me a "hipster beer snob". So I've been told in a lot of Fark threads.


The fact the "you" drink it (where you == anyone not in the special circle of hipsterdom) means it's gone mainstream and lost it's hipster cred.
 
2012-09-11 06:54:19 PM

Gig103: You can order any burger with the pretzel bun. I suggest you do this.


Yeah, what the hell happened to pretzel bread? For a while there everyone had at least one sandwich on pretzel bread and now it's gone. And that shiat's good.
 
2012-09-11 06:54:40 PM
1.bp.blogspot.com + www.joyofbaking.com = Yum! 
 
2012-09-11 06:55:47 PM

LonMead: They changed corporate owners. My biggest complaint is they took the chili off the menu.


They're still RRGB, have been for a while now.
 
2012-09-11 06:56:25 PM

brewssuds: HeartBurnKid: I thought drinking Sam Adams made me a "hipster beer snob". So I've been told in a lot of Fark threads.

The fact the "you" drink it (where you == anyone not in the special circle of hipsterdom) means it's gone mainstream and lost it's hipster cred.


So am I a "hipster snob" this week, or am I part of the "unwashed masses"? I'm horribly confused.

/if it helps, I don't drink Bud or Coors or other cheap beers. Life's too short for shiatty beer.
//including PBR. That shiat's awful.
 
2012-09-11 07:02:20 PM

Shazam999: Interesting. I haven't been to one in ages, so there you go. No brats at the one I used to go to though. I always thought their food was fine, a hell of a lot better than other chains.


For me, for general burger-type-things, nothing beats Smashburger.
 
2012-09-11 07:03:46 PM
Sam Adams: craft beer for people who think Red Robin is worth the money.
 
2012-09-11 07:04:20 PM

HeartBurnKid: //including PBR. That shiat's awful.


PBR is a marketing success. When I was younger, PBR was a very inexpensive beer, but they spend a ton of money since then slowly building their brand as a non-mainstream beer by doing band sponsorships and things like that. Eventually caught on with the hipster and "yuppies who don't want to feel like yuppies". Then, slowly raised the price to it's now undeserved heights.

But that's nothing new in the booze industries. There's all sorts of beer and liquor that is priced high due to name, not quality.
 
2012-09-11 07:05:18 PM

GAT_00: FishyFred: downstairs: basemetal: I purchased some SA Oktoberfest beer after someone suggested it was decent. It was meh. Maybe they found a good use for it.


Really?  I'm not a beer drinker anymore, but SA was my favorite Oktoberfest beer by far.  In terms of readily available beers you could get at Costco.

I haven't had it this year, but word from my friends is that it sucks this year.

Had a couple from a tap Friday. It was all right. Wasn't the greatest thing ever but it was a long way from sucking.


Aim for the shiat, land among the piss.
 
2012-09-11 07:06:30 PM

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: Shazam999: Interesting. I haven't been to one in ages, so there you go. No brats at the one I used to go to though. I always thought their food was fine, a hell of a lot better than other chains.

For me, for general burger-type-things, nothing beats Smashburger.


Yeah, there's one that opened right by my house and it is quite good. WOM must have gotten around because it's busy all the time.
 
2012-09-11 07:07:29 PM
Oh great. I can get a brain freeze now and get a headache later. Seriously, Sam Adams stuff gives me the same headache as Michelob used to.
 
2012-09-11 07:10:39 PM

Rev. Skarekroe: How do they keep the fizz from going nutso when they blend it?


Batarangs.
 
2012-09-11 07:11:19 PM
I had a beer float once about 5 years ago (didn't order it off the menu, just mixed beer and vanilla ice cream to see what would happen). It was oddly delicious.
 
2012-09-11 07:11:51 PM

ModernPrimitive01: I don't usually drink Sam Adams but when I do it's Octoberfest. Not a bad fall beer.

/I know all you hipster beer snobs are going to say "nooooooooooo that isn't a specialty microbrew with 500 million tons of hops in it" but all your ironic mustaches are stupid so your arguments invalid.


i478.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-11 07:12:10 PM
I don't think of myself as a hipster food snob, and I used to go to Red Robin from time to time.

The last few times I went, it ranged from average to bad, so I stopped going.

Two out of three Red Robins in my area are permanently closed. The third was temporarily closed (locked out due to failure to pay rent) and has since reopened under new management. I suspect it won't stay open very long.
 
2012-09-11 07:13:08 PM

HeartBurnKid: /if it helps, I don't drink Bud or Coors or other cheap beers. Life's too short for shiatty beer.
//including PBR. That shiat's awful.



Those are actually not too terrible for making lighter beer breads and biscuits. Personally, I prefer the more aromatic beer breads, but without that skanky funk pale ales and the like impart. Guinness Black Lager seems to be the best balance I've found between light and heavy.
 
2012-09-11 07:14:21 PM
Dancin_In_Anson = King of the thread.
 
2012-09-11 07:18:12 PM
David Lister would know a thing or two about Beer shakes. They go good with curry, and may kill the Vindaloo.
 
2012-09-11 07:22:57 PM
OT, where did the cyberroach thread go?
 
2012-09-11 07:23:04 PM

basemetal: I purchased some SA Oktoberfest beer after someone suggested it was decent. It was meh. Maybe they found a good use for it.


Ever had Marshall's Oktoberfest?
 
2012-09-11 07:24:21 PM

Fark Rye For Many Whores: OT, where did the cyberroach thread go?


"Duplicate of another approved link: 7312953"
 
2012-09-11 07:24:26 PM

ElLoco: HeartBurnKid: /if it helps, I don't drink Bud or Coors or other cheap beers. Life's too short for shiatty beer.
//including PBR. That shiat's awful.


Those are actually not too terrible for making lighter beer breads and biscuits. Personally, I prefer the more aromatic beer breads, but without that skanky funk pale ales and the like impart. Guinness Black Lager seems to be the best balance I've found between light and heavy.


Actually, I usually do beer breads with Sam Adams (just the regular Boston Lager). They come out pretty nice.
 
2012-09-11 07:24:29 PM
I actually got to try this a few weeks ago. A few friends and I were getting a gift for a wedding, and decided to have a few beers. Red Robin was the closest establishment, and we convinced them to open up the keg of Octoberfest. They mentioned the Octoberfest milkshake would be coming out, and they gave us samples (that were not made with the official recipe, mind you). They were surprisingly good.

That said, while Octoberfest is clearly the best specialty brew Sam Adams has, this years isn't as good as last years. Still light years ahead of 2010 though.
 
2012-09-11 07:27:00 PM
Red Robin has gone down hill. I'm not sure if I can put my finger on it, but every time I've gone in the past few years, it juas seems to get worse each time. I don't plan on going back, but I will say that I used to like it, and certainly don't dismiss it just because it's a chain.
 
2012-09-11 07:30:52 PM
Not usually a Sam Adams fan but their Third Voyage is pretty damn good.
 
2012-09-11 07:33:44 PM

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: HeartBurnKid: //including PBR. That shiat's awful.

PBR is a marketing success. When I was younger, PBR was a very inexpensive beer, but they spend a ton of money since then slowly building their brand as a non-mainstream beer by doing band sponsorships and things like that. Eventually caught on with the hipster and "yuppies who don't want to feel like yuppies". Then, slowly raised the price to it's now undeserved heights.

But that's nothing new in the booze industries. There's all sorts of beer and liquor that is priced high due to name, not quality.


i478.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-11 07:34:26 PM

Rufus Lee King: Fark Rye For Many Whores: OT, where did the cyberroach thread go?

Duplicate of another thread, it said. It is now in the land east of Eden.


East of the Sun and West of the Moon, near to the land of Nod.
 
2012-09-11 07:38:38 PM

FishyFred: downstairs: basemetal: I purchased some SA Oktoberfest beer after someone suggested it was decent. It was meh. Maybe they found a good use for it.


Really?  I'm not a beer drinker anymore, but SA was my favorite Oktoberfest beer by far.  In terms of readily available beers you could get at Costco.

I haven't had it this year, but word from my friends is that it sucks this year.


I liked it in years past- but it sucks this year.

I tried some Moose Drool beer and I liked it- seems like it would be good on icecream.
 
2012-09-11 07:43:06 PM
Red Robin is one of those places where the food tastes good for the first few bites, but then starts to seem weird by the end and I feel queasy, and then an hour later I wish I hadnt eaten it. Went there about 3 times and then decided never to go back. Was also usually full of small children too. Sure it is better than bottom tier fast food, but I live in Austin and there are plenty of places that serve real food and not processed food-food, so I have choices.

I usually drink New Belgium, I like all their beers, love the folly packs, and like most of their seasonals. Sommersault is one of my faves, just recently replaced in the stores by Red Hoptober - apparently a different brew than the one posted earlier in the thread.

/bie?
 
2012-09-11 07:44:08 PM

devildog123: Red Robin has gone down hill. I'm not sure if I can put my finger on it, but every time I've gone in the past few years, it juas seems to get worse each time. I don't plan on going back, but I will say that I used to like it, and certainly don't dismiss it just because it's a chain.


Agree 100%.
 
zez
2012-09-11 07:45:49 PM

Rednaxel: I usually drink New Belgium, I like all their beers, love the folly packs, and like most of their seasonals. Sommersault is one of my faves, just recently replaced in the stores by Red Hoptober - apparently a different brew than the one posted earlier in the thread.


It might have been the red, The waitress said they had Hoptoberfest so I thought I'd try it, I never saw the label.
 
2012-09-11 07:46:10 PM
I've only gone to Red Robin once, and it wasn't anything special or terrible, but it seemed expensive for what it is.
 
2012-09-11 07:50:14 PM
Red Robin - Chuck 'E' Cheese for adults
/based on the smell, anyway...
 
2012-09-11 07:50:48 PM
Meh ... I'd rather sit out in the White Castle parking lot with a sack of sliders a bag of onion rings and a six pack of Leinies.
 
2012-09-11 07:51:31 PM

zez: Rednaxel: I usually drink New Belgium, I like all their beers, love the folly packs, and like most of their seasonals. Sommersault is one of my faves, just recently replaced in the stores by Red Hoptober - apparently a different brew than the one posted earlier in the thread.

It might have been the red, The waitress said they had Hoptoberfest so I thought I'd try it, I never saw the label.


No, that label says golden ale on it, definitely a different one that I have been getting which is a red ale. I am curious to try that one, will have to see if I can find it.

Or are you saying the label you posted wasnt a pic of what you had the other day? The red hoptober is pretty dark, I imagine they are both very hoppy.
 
2012-09-11 07:53:32 PM
I don't like their Oktoberfest, but their Summer Ale is yummy. Sucks when a good seasonal goes away.
 
2012-09-11 07:53:34 PM

Contrabulous Flabtraption: Red Robin - I can think of no worse place to go for anything.


I swear Red Robin used to be good, like 25 years ago (Seattle, WA). What you see today is pretty pathetic, IMHO.
 
2012-09-11 07:54:32 PM

rocinante721: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 275x350] + [www.joyofbaking.com image 275x275] = Yum!


That's actually pretty close to what I'll be enjoying at my annual pilgrimage to Portland (Oregon). Gaming convention in early November held at the McMennamin's Edgefield; a resort hotel with it's own brewery, vintery, and distillery. One of my indulgences there: the Terminator Chocolate Milkshake. Chocolate ice cream mixed with the house's Terminator Chocolate Stout.

It's like Heaven in your mouth.
 
2012-09-11 07:55:42 PM
Here are your Oktoberfest Biers, in Order: Paulaner, Hacker-Pschorr, Köstritzer, Sam Adams, Great Lakes, Ayinger, even though the last two have too high a hop profile for the style.

Avoid: Spaten and Becks. The former used to be OK, but now that InBev has taken over, it's really lost a lot of the malt character.

That is all.
 
2012-09-11 07:56:49 PM
Oktoberfest? The restaurants I go to uses Stouts for their milkshakes.
 
2012-09-11 07:57:05 PM
You can also get a side order of stick your finger down your throat. Yum.
 
2012-09-11 07:58:22 PM

ModernPrimitive01: I don't usually drink Sam Adams but when I do it's Octoberfest. Not a bad fall beer.

/I know all you hipster beer snobs are going to say "nooooooooooo that isn't a specialty microbrew with 500 million tons of hops in it" but all your ironic mustaches are stupid so your arguments invalid.


Hipsters don't drink microbrew. Real Hipsters, anyway.

Beer snobsenthusiasts are the ones with the hop fetish. I actually plead guilty to this one. I've grown a taste for pounds of Cascade hops. Just as with hot sauce, I prefer beers with more pungent flavor.

As for the rest of you ragging on Red Robin as "teh w0rst playse evarrr!" you're full of shiat. Want a worse place? All of the national drive-through chains. Five Guys is only marginally better, and that's only because they use thicker patties that give a better chew. I've had their burgers plenty, and every time I ask for it mid-rare, it comes out mid-rare. Top-grade beef? No. That's not what they're about. Decent mid-range burgers that are better than BK and Carl's Jr. is their thing. And before you try starting that "well you've never had a decent burger blah blah blah" BS, I'll tell you my favorite: the Higgins Burger from Higgins (duh) here in Portland. There is no finer, anywhere (even those ultra-expensive Kobe burgers made from legit imported beef are inferior - yes, I've had them).

Stop being such drama queens. RR isn't any better or worse than it's meant to be. Nobody is forcing you to eat them. They're a solid 6/10 - better than bland-ass diner burgers, but far from "great".
 
2012-09-11 07:59:15 PM
Best beer shake I've made is with Stone Smoked Porter with Vanilla Bean.

It also pairs amazingly well with a rich chocolate cake.

Or breakfast for that matter. Hell, anything!
 
2012-09-11 08:03:41 PM

BlueDemon: Here are your Oktoberfest Biers, in Order: Paulaner, Hacker-Pschorr, Köstritzer, Sam Adams, Great Lakes, Ayinger, even though the last two have too high a hop profile for the style.

Avoid: Spaten and Becks. The former used to be OK, but now that InBev has taken over, it's really lost a lot of the malt character.

That is all.


Spaten Oktoberfest has been my favorite beer for 20 years. Lately it has tasted kind of flat and doesn't have the same finish. I just thought my tastes have changed. Have they really changed the recipe or brewing method?
 
2012-09-11 08:03:54 PM
Oktoberfest is good, I like that stuff.
 
2012-09-11 08:04:13 PM

Kuroshin: RR isn't any better or worse than it's meant to be.


It's worse than it used to be. They changed something and now it's very "meh". Used to be pretty decent though!
 
2012-09-11 08:06:29 PM
Everybody in this thread sounds fat.
 
2012-09-11 08:06:35 PM

RoyFokker'sGhost: rocinante721: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 275x350] + [www.joyofbaking.com image 275x275] = Yum!

That's actually pretty close to what I'll be enjoying at my annual pilgrimage to Portland (Oregon). Gaming convention in early November held at the McMennamin's Edgefield; a resort hotel with it's own brewery, vintery, and distillery. One of my indulgences there: the Terminator Chocolate Milkshake. Chocolate ice cream mixed with the house's Terminator Chocolate Stout.

It's like Heaven in your mouth.


The Terminator shake is probably the best thing about McMenamin's. Maybe the Edgefield cider, but goddamn their service farking blows at almost every restaurant in the chain.
 
2012-09-11 08:07:35 PM

bentleypm: Regular old Sam Adams lager is great. Every other gimmicky beer they make sucks. I wish they would give it a rest. Cherry wheat? Harvest Pumpkin? Fark that.


I am the exact opposite. I think the Boston Lager is weak, but I like most of their other beers. Except I don't really dig pumpkin beers, and Cherry Wheat, which tastes like the most boring wheat beer mixed with cherry Dimetapp.
 
2012-09-11 08:08:19 PM
Whatever.

Cherry wheat is good for just one bottle.

Shove it.
 
2012-09-11 08:08:42 PM

sigdiamond2000: Contrabulous Flabtraption: Red Robin - I can think of no worse place to go for anything.

What? You don't like $10 hamburgers that don't even taste like beef, and are all cooked well done no matter how you order them? 

ELITITS!!1!!



Sounds like your Red Robin sucks. They cook mine exactly as ordered and they're awesome.
 
2012-09-11 08:15:07 PM

GAT_00: Mugato: sigdiamond2000: Contrabulous Flabtraption: Red Robin - I can think of no worse place to go for anything.

What? You don't like $10 hamburgers that don't even taste like beef, and are all cooked well done no matter how you order them? 

ELITITS!!1!!

At Planet Hollywood they're $13 but at least they have movie memorabilia to look at.

Ah, the food hipsters are here.


I guess not all of us weigh 500 pounds and eat whatever is put in front of us.
 
2012-09-11 08:23:08 PM

austin_millbarge: basemetal: I purchased some SA Oktoberfest beer after someone suggested it was decent. It was meh. Maybe they found a good use for it.

I feel like the quality of SA Octoberfest has diminished from previous years. Same with the Summer Ale.


I feel the exact same way. Three years ago SA summer and octoberfest were both amazing. Last year they both started being merely "meh."
 
2012-09-11 08:26:42 PM
Yuk!
 
2012-09-11 08:29:35 PM
Meh. You spike a milkshake with liqueurs and proper booze, not beer. So far it's been really hard to beat what I've found in Disney World (of all places).

My favorite is The Space Monkey:
Chocolate Shake, Parrot Bay Coconut Rum, and Banana Liqueur

/semi CSB
// Figured it was relevant to your collective interests
 
2012-09-11 08:29:50 PM

bentleypm: Regular old Sam Adams lager is great. Every other gimmicky beer they make sucks. I wish they would give it a rest. Cherry wheat? Harvest Pumpkin? Fark that.


The Chocolate Bock would like a word with you.

/and I'd like a SA chocolate bock
 
2012-09-11 08:31:41 PM

WhoIsWillo: That said, while Octoberfest is clearly the best specialty brew Sam Adams has, this years isn't as good as last years. Still light years ahead of 2010 though.


Thank you. I had some last week and thought it tasted weak compared to previous years batches.
 
2012-09-11 08:39:12 PM
Bad combinations:

* beer and milk
* orange juice and toothpaste
* strippers and budgets
* fingernails and chalkboards

Well that's a start.
 
2012-09-11 08:48:45 PM

Abox: sigdiamond2000: Contrabulous Flabtraption: Red Robin - I can think of no worse place to go for anything.

What? You don't like $10 hamburgers that don't even taste like beef, and are all cooked well done no matter how you order them? 

ELITITS!!1!!


Sounds like your Red Robin sucks. They cook mine exactly as ordered and they're awesome.


I know!

My previous job was cooking for Red Robin.

I was impressed! I only worked there for four months, but the burgers are fresh, look and smell good when they go on the broiler, the buns were local, and the place was absolutely SPOTLESSLY clean. The fresh veggies were prepped throughout the day, the insistence on getting rid of ANYTHING that didn't look and smell delicious was STRICT, and the ingredients used were from well-known, non-generic producers. Plus I LOVED their fries.

We used 10-20 minute timers for hot onions, three-minute dump timers for fries, we temp-tested burgers throughout the day, and there were three different people (the cook, the expediter or the window manager) who could (and WOULD) reject a non-perfect burger. As a cook there I was told "We care more about how good the burger tastes, looks and smells for our customer than we do if you think you should either pitch it in the bin or start over".

Some Red Robins must be different than others. I really liked the food I cooked there and was proud of it... well, as proud as you can be cooking on a burger line. Do you know how much food Red Robin keeps under warmers for later ordering? At mine: ZERO. We had 8 minutes from order in to food in the window all fresh from scratch.
 
2012-09-11 08:56:23 PM

croesius: I've had it, not NEARLY enough hops in it to qualify as a "beer"


*SMACK* DARK GERMAN LAGERS LIKE MARZANS AND OTHER FEST BEERS ARE SPECIFIC TO THE MALT PROFILE AND CLEAN FINISH OF THE YEAST AND MATURATION METHODS YOU FARGIN DOUCH!!!!!


sorry.. get carried away sometimes... you were being silly right?

RIGHT!?!
 
2012-09-11 08:57:38 PM

bentleypm: Regular old Sam Adams lager is great. Every other gimmicky beer they make sucks. I wish they would give it a rest. Cherry wheat? Harvest Pumpkin? Fark that.


Cherry wheat was good, in that "Whoa, I'm drinking spiked cherry seven-up!" way. I'm very glad they only had 2 in the sampler.

I used to be a big fan of the seasonal samplers, occasionally I'd even get a second or third, but this year's were all just so bland that I've given up on them entirely. That's OK, I have Joaquin Murietta to make up for it! (My intestinal tract does not appreciate.)

distilleryimage6.s3.amazonaws.com

Habanero, Jalapeno, and Fresno chilis ftw.
Bigger pic here
 
2012-09-11 09:00:57 PM

thisisyourbrainonFark: Everybody in this thread sounds fat.


And a lot sound like they need a bottle of fermented hops.

Too many hops in the brew is like too much garlic in the sauce or too much habanero in the chili.

All are meant to be balanced and subtle. I despise most IPA's because of this massive overkill trend in "hoppiness".
 
2012-09-11 09:02:40 PM

7th Son of a 7th Son: basemetal: I purchased some SA Oktoberfest beer after someone suggested it was decent. It was meh. Maybe they found a good use for it.

Ever had Marshall's Oktoberfest?


Have not, will look.

/You're a Tulsa boy. Is the Tulsa Oktoberfest still worth going to? It used to be a lot of fun.
 
2012-09-11 09:06:13 PM
The last time I went to a Red Robin was when the server took it upon himself to add a tip on to the receipt after I'd already written in the total and signed it. Thankfully Amex is ruthless in matters like that.
 
2012-09-11 09:08:45 PM

ElLoco: Those are actually not too terrible for making lighter beer breads and biscuits. Personally, I prefer the more aromatic beer breads, but without that skanky funk pale ales and the like impart. Guinness Black Lager seems to be the best balance I've found between light and heavy.


That sounds utterly delicious. How much beer do you use in the bread? Just replace water with it?
 
2012-09-11 09:14:33 PM

SoxSweepAgain: thisisyourbrainonFark: Everybody in this thread sounds fat.

And a lot sound like they need a bottle of fermented hops.

Too many hops in the brew is like too much garlic in the sauce or too much habanero in the chili.

All are meant to be balanced and subtle. I despise most IPA's because of this massive overkill trend in "hoppiness".


IPAs are not meant to be "balanced and subtle." There are over 80 "official styles" of beer as per the BJCP. They vary wildly in both "balance" and "subtlety."

If you prefer certain styles over others that's fine, but a beer Is only "meant" to have whatever the style dictates, and even then it's only if you care about style.

Your post is tantamount to saying that "some movies have too much horror in them, people who like that should watch snuff films. Movies are meant to be romantic comedies."
 
2012-09-11 09:25:40 PM

thisisyourbrainonFark: Everybody in this thread sounds fat.


2.bp.blogspot.com

Welcome to Fark.
 
2012-09-11 09:26:28 PM

Cerebral Knievel: croesius: I've had it, not NEARLY enough hops in it to qualify as a "beer"

*SMACK* DARK GERMAN LAGERS LIKE MARZANS AND OTHER FEST BEERS ARE SPECIFIC TO THE MALT PROFILE AND CLEAN FINISH OF THE YEAST AND MATURATION METHODS YOU FARGIN DOUCH!!!!!


sorry.. get carried away sometimes... you were being silly right?

RIGHT!?!


RDWHAHB!
 
2012-09-11 09:32:09 PM

basemetal: 7th Son of a 7th Son: basemetal: I purchased some SA Oktoberfest beer after someone suggested it was decent. It was meh. Maybe they found a good use for it.

Ever had Marshall's Oktoberfest?

Have not, will look.

/You're a Tulsa boy. Is the Tulsa Oktoberfest still worth going to? It used to be a lot of fun.


Absolutely. Can't wait for this year's!
 
2012-09-11 09:36:37 PM
I made homemade ice cream with the last pint of my home brewed doppel bock. Damn was that good.
 
2012-09-11 09:42:22 PM

The Homer Tax: SoxSweepAgain: thisisyourbrainonFark: Everybody in this thread sounds fat.

And a lot sound like they need a bottle of fermented hops.

Too many hops in the brew is like too much garlic in the sauce or too much habanero in the chili.

All are meant to be balanced and subtle. I despise most IPA's because of this massive overkill trend in "hoppiness".

IPAs are not meant to be "balanced and subtle." There are over 80 "official styles" of beer as per the BJCP. They vary wildly in both "balance" and "subtlety."

If you prefer certain styles over others that's fine, but a beer Is only "meant" to have whatever the style dictates, and even then it's only if you care about style.

Your post is tantamount to saying that "some movies have too much horror in them, people who like that should watch snuff films. Movies are meant to be romantic comedies."


IPA's are MEANT to be a export product produced by british brewers to be shipped off to the Indian continent for British colonists to use a potable water source so the British subjects would not die from water born diseases as much..
the beer was high in hops and alcohol for the sake of the ant0microbrial properties of both, and in consideration of the very long distance the beer would have to travel between Britain and India.

These same brewers, being as talented as they were, were able to create a beer that met all the needs it was supposed to with out one character over shadowing the others.
but that is why they are called India Pale Ale, Pale ale, made for India.

British subjects in the America's had more ready access to fresh, disease free water, so there was no need to make a specific kind of export product.although the beer did come here. Before we started to have a specific cereal grain crop here, colonial brewers would use what was available to mash out and use, specifically squashes, namely, sugar pumpkins, and they really had no hops to spice the beer with..
colonial "pumpkin beer" was winy, thin, and spoiled quickly and was generally considered to taste horrible. a product of necessity.

APA, or American Pale ales are an entirely different beast together and are a product of the West coast American craft beer movement and were born in the hop producing regions where brewers had ready access to various strains of fresh hops to experiment with. they took the notion of the long lost style of the India Pale ale, and ramped up and exploited the idea to make the style to be very high in hop profile and character, with a lot of alcohol..

it's a wild west mentality. bigger, bolder, brasher.

most big hoppy beers on the market that call themselves IPA's are better described as APA.


That being said? while I prefer the east coast, more balanced, English styled India pale ale, I also have a great love for the more brash west coast counterparts.

But, being a friggen Kraut, My real love lies with dark, malty German style lagers.
 
2012-09-11 09:42:25 PM

GAT_00: Had a couple from a tap Friday. It was all right. Wasn't the greatest thing ever but it was a long way from sucking.


It was rushed this year. Sam had their last major batch of Summer Ale go bad in the tank and they had to ramp up production of both the Harvest Pumpkin and the Oktoberfest. People might have noticed they were a little early with the fall beers and the Summer Ale was tougher to come by than usual in August.
 
2012-09-11 10:01:19 PM

SoxSweepAgain: Too many hops in the brew is like too much garlic in the sauce or too much habanero in the chili.

All are meant to be balanced and subtle. I despise most IPA's because of this massive overkill trend in "hoppiness".


Why not criticize award-winning Belgian beers for having way too much accentuation on the yeast profile? And poor Cerebral Knievel would be a depressed mess if he couldn't get his rich, malty, sweet bocks (which some would say are out of balance in their own right.) Are you going to take those away from him?

I get what you're saying, but I think you need to differentiate your personal preferences from what you say beer "should" be. Personally, I'm not a huge IPA fan. I think far too many DIPAs out there use hops with pine characteristics instead of the more fruit-forward and floral variety. "Nugget Nectar" by Troegs, Wachusett's "Larry" and Ithaca's "Flower Power" a great examples of a strong IPA that show how hops can be used to add complexity and flavor that isn't simply bitter.

Anyhow, for the record I brew mostly what I term "Strike Zone" beers: right down the middle, everything more or less in balance. So I understand your preference.
 
2012-09-11 10:02:20 PM

Cerebral Knievel: The Homer Tax: SoxSweepAgain: thisisyourbrainonFark: Everybody in this thread sounds fat.

And a lot sound like they need a bottle of fermented hops.

Too many hops in the brew is like too much garlic in the sauce or too much habanero in the chili.

All are meant to be balanced and subtle. I despise most IPA's because of this massive overkill trend in "hoppiness".

IPAs are not meant to be "balanced and subtle." There are over 80 "official styles" of beer as per the BJCP. They vary wildly in both "balance" and "subtlety."

If you prefer certain styles over others that's fine, but a beer Is only "meant" to have whatever the style dictates, and even then it's only if you care about style.

Your post is tantamount to saying that "some movies have too much horror in them, people who like that should watch snuff films. Movies are meant to be romantic comedies."

IPA's are MEANT to be a export product produced by british brewers to be shipped off to the Indian continent for British colonists to use a potable water source so the British subjects would not die from water born diseases as much..
the beer was high in hops and alcohol for the sake of the ant0microbrial properties of both, and in consideration of the very long distance the beer would have to travel between Britain and India.

These same brewers, being as talented as they were, were able to create a beer that met all the needs it was supposed to with out one character over shadowing the others.
but that is why they are called India Pale Ale, Pale ale, made for India.

British subjects in the America's had more ready access to fresh, disease free water, so there was no need to make a specific kind of export product.although the beer did come here. Before we started to have a specific cereal grain crop here, colonial brewers would use what was available to mash out and use, specifically squashes, namely, sugar pumpkins, and they really had no hops to spice the beer with..
colonial "pumpkin beer" was winy, thin, and spoiled quickly and was generally considered to taste horrible. a product of necessity.

APA, or American Pale ales are an entirely different beast together and are a product of the West coast American craft beer movement and were born in the hop producing regions where brewers had ready access to various strains of fresh hops to experiment with. they took the notion of the long lost style of the India Pale ale, and ramped up and exploited the idea to make the style to be very high in hop profile and character, with a lot of alcohol..

it's a wild west mentality. bigger, bolder, brasher.

most big hoppy beers on the market that call themselves IPA's are better described as APA.


That being said? while I prefer the east coast, more balanced, English styled India pale ale, I also have a great love for the more brash west coast counterparts.

But, being a friggen Kraut, My real love lies with dark, malty German style lagers.


I know I'm not telling you anything that you don't know, but the BJCP recognizes English IPAs and American IPAs as distinct styles within the IPA category. Hop varieties, malt types, yeast character and hopping rates.It's just like the distinction between English and American Pale ales.

I'm not a big English IPA fan, I'm not into the flavor that traditional English hops bring to the table when used to that extent. I brewed an ordinary bitter recently that was all Fuggles ("Fugg Life") and it was pretty good, but much more subdued hop character than you would find in an English IPA.
 
2012-09-11 10:06:35 PM

croesius: I've had it, not NEARLY enough hops in it to qualify as a "beer"


It's a very good marzen, which is a beer style which isn't supposed to be a hop anus explosion.

/homebrewer
 
2012-09-11 10:09:10 PM
Damn you all and this beer talk. I don't normally drink during the week. Now I'm going to have to go "test the carbonation level" of my CA Common. Assholes.
 
2012-09-11 10:09:28 PM

7th Son of a 7th Son: basemetal: 7th Son of a 7th Son: basemetal: I purchased some SA Oktoberfest beer after someone suggested it was decent. It was meh. Maybe they found a good use for it.

Ever had Marshall's Oktoberfest?

Have not, will look.

/You're a Tulsa boy. Is the Tulsa Oktoberfest still worth going to? It used to be a lot of fun.

Absolutely. Can't wait for this year's!


I might have to make a run this year.
 
2012-09-11 10:11:12 PM

The Homer Tax: Now I'm going to have to go "test the carbonation level" of my CA Common. Assholes.


Good man. Let off some steam. ;)
 
2012-09-11 10:22:25 PM

The Homer Tax:
I know I'm not telling you anything that you don't know, but the BJCP recognizes English IPAs and American IPAs as distinct styles within the IPA category. Hop varieties, malt types, yeast character and hopping rates.It's just like the distinction between English and American Pale ales.

I'm not a big English IPA fan, I'm not into the flavor that traditional English hops bring to the table when used to that extent. I brewed an ordinary bitter recently that was all Fuggles ("Fugg Life") and it was pretty good, but much more subdued hop character than you would find in an English IPA..


You are a hop head sir, And I will never begrudge you that at all :)

and fuggles are a great flavoring hop, when mixed with a great bittering and aroma hop... I find the nobles bring a good... rooted flavor, to the beer.
keep it all in the family... citra, Halertou, and cascades... bitter, flavor, aroma. the ratio is up to you..

My biggest complaint, and I guess I've become part of the great, growing IPA backlash is too many breweries are coming online, and making mediocre beers, throwing a shiat ton of hops into them and calling them IPA's BJCP guidelines be damned. "IPA" has become a marketing gimmick and all us beer lovers should be out raged.

Don't judge a brewery by their IPA, judge them by their American style lager. ;)
 
2012-09-11 10:33:17 PM

Cerebral Knievel: The Homer Tax:
I know I'm not telling you anything that you don't know, but the BJCP recognizes English IPAs and American IPAs as distinct styles within the IPA category. Hop varieties, malt types, yeast character and hopping rates.It's just like the distinction between English and American Pale ales.

I'm not a big English IPA fan, I'm not into the flavor that traditional English hops bring to the table when used to that extent. I brewed an ordinary bitter recently that was all Fuggles ("Fugg Life") and it was pretty good, but much more subdued hop character than you would find in an English IPA..

You are a hop head sir, And I will never begrudge you that at all :)

and fuggles are a great flavoring hop, when mixed with a great bittering and aroma hop... I find the nobles bring a good... rooted flavor, to the beer.
keep it all in the family... citra, Halertou, and cascades... bitter, flavor, aroma. the ratio is up to you..

My biggest complaint, and I guess I've become part of the great, growing IPA backlash is too many breweries are coming online, and making mediocre beers, throwing a shiat ton of hops into them and calling them IPA's BJCP guidelines be damned. "IPA" has become a marketing gimmick and all us beer lovers should be out raged.

Don't judge a brewery by their IPA, judge them by their American style lager. ;)


When exploring new beers, I don't worry too much about what they call it. I just go by information supplied on th packaging, or I google the beer real quick on my phone to get an idea of the malt and hop profile. I find that tells you much more than what they call it. Latey my biggest foe has been breweries that don't date their beer, and stores that handle their beer poorly to promote oxidation. I'm getting to the point where I won't buy non-dated sixera of beer that aren't stored cold because I've been bured too many times on old, bad beer.

Also, I'm not really a "hop head." I mean, I am but I'm more of a beer head than anything. I have styles that I like and Styles I like less. I'm not a big stout guy for instance. I appreciate what's going on, I'm just not usually going to choose to drink one. Lots of people love them, which is cool too.
 
2012-09-11 10:52:19 PM

xl5150: The last time I went to a Red Robin was when the server took it upon himself to add a tip on to the receipt after I'd already written in the total and signed it. Thankfully Amex is ruthless in matters like that.


To be fair, that can and does happen in other restaurants.
 
2012-09-11 11:01:35 PM

The Homer Tax: Cerebral Knievel: The Homer Tax:
I know I'm not telling you anything that you don't know, but the BJCP recognizes English IPAs and American IPAs as distinct styles within the IPA category. Hop varieties, malt types, yeast character and hopping rates.It's just like the distinction between English and American Pale ales.

I'm not a big English IPA fan, I'm not into the flavor that traditional English hops bring to the table when used to that extent. I brewed an ordinary bitter recently that was all Fuggles ("Fugg Life") and it was pretty good, but much more subdued hop character than you would find in an English IPA..

You are a hop head sir, And I will never begrudge you that at all :)

and fuggles are a great flavoring hop, when mixed with a great bittering and aroma hop... I find the nobles bring a good... rooted flavor, to the beer.
keep it all in the family... citra, Halertou, and cascades... bitter, flavor, aroma. the ratio is up to you..

My biggest complaint, and I guess I've become part of the great, growing IPA backlash is too many breweries are coming online, and making mediocre beers, throwing a shiat ton of hops into them and calling them IPA's BJCP guidelines be damned. "IPA" has become a marketing gimmick and all us beer lovers should be out raged.

Don't judge a brewery by their IPA, judge them by their American style lager. ;)

When exploring new beers, I don't worry too much about what they call it. I just go by information supplied on th packaging, or I google the beer real quick on my phone to get an idea of the malt and hop profile. I find that tells you much more than what they call it. Latey my biggest foe has been breweries that don't date their beer, and stores that handle their beer poorly to promote oxidation. I'm getting to the point where I won't buy non-dated sixera of beer that aren't stored cold because I've been bured too many times on old, bad beer.

Also, I'm not really a "hop head." I mean, I am but I'm more of a beer head than any ...


All good sir :)...

all my bottles are ink jet printed on the 12's or date coded on the 22's labels..

as per the usual wierdness in the beer world the code is a little abstract. bottling date is the number of the day of the year, plus the year ( because we have beers that can lay down for several years)

so a beer that was bottled on say... june 5th of 21012 would be coded as 15612

the ink jet on the 12's is just the date. 060512

most 12;s by most anyone that are dated that way will usually have the date jetted just at the base of the decanting bump of the bottle.

the decanting bump...... as you may know from your homebrew... the traditional beer bottle is shaped that way with the neck so the dredges collect in that little hump from as the barrel of the body narrows to the neck and the clear beer flows over the dredges. there is even a slighter hump halfway up the neck to collect any thing that gets past the first big hump


I ramble... the date should be right above the label line, at the first hump seam.


And NO BEER that's been stored in a Cface cooler near the Florescent tubes!
 
2012-09-11 11:03:21 PM

Cerebral Knievel: The Homer Tax:
I know I'm not telling you anything that you don't know, but the BJCP recognizes English IPAs and American IPAs as distinct styles within the IPA category. Hop varieties, malt types, yeast character and hopping rates.It's just like the distinction between English and American Pale ales.

I'm not a big English IPA fan, I'm not into the flavor that traditional English hops bring to the table when used to that extent. I brewed an ordinary bitter recently that was all Fuggles ("Fugg Life") and it was pretty good, but much more subdued hop character than you would find in an English IPA..

You are a hop head sir, And I will never begrudge you that at all :)

and fuggles are a great flavoring hop, when mixed with a great bittering and aroma hop... I find the nobles bring a good... rooted flavor, to the beer.
keep it all in the family... citra, Halertou, and cascades... bitter, flavor, aroma. the ratio is up to you..

My biggest complaint, and I guess I've become part of the great, growing IPA backlash is too many breweries are coming online, and making mediocre beers, throwing a shiat ton of hops into them and calling them IPA's BJCP guidelines be damned. "IPA" has become a marketing gimmick and all us beer lovers should be out raged.

Don't judge a brewery by their IPA, judge them by their American style lager. ;)


I have the same complaint for all the newly minted "doubles" and "imperials" that dumbass hipsters are tripping over themselves to overpay for. I have tried many of the new high gravity brews avaliable in my market and most are just not good. Higher octane does not mean higher quality.

I think we are experiencing a microbrewery bubble of miscatagorized high gravity high IBU brews being fed by people that think they are being cool by drinking Caulk Breath Triple Imperial Honey Stout. I hope it pops soon.

\started helping my dad homebrew around 8 years old
\\starting running my own all grain batches around 13
\\\spent all four years of high school working at the local homebrew shop
\\\\recently moved and haven't gotten to break in the new backyard/brew house yet (sad face)
 
2012-09-11 11:09:21 PM
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2012-09-11 11:31:41 PM

max_pooper: Cerebral Knievel: The Homer Tax:
I know I'm not telling you anything that you don't know, but the BJCP recognizes English IPAs and American IPAs as distinct styles within the IPA category. Hop varieties, malt types, yeast character and hopping rates.It's just like the distinction between English and American Pale ales.

I'm not a big English IPA fan, I'm not into the flavor that traditional English hops bring to the table when used to that extent. I brewed an ordinary bitter recently that was all Fuggles ("Fugg Life") and it was pretty good, but much more subdued hop character than you would find in an English IPA..

You are a hop head sir, And I will never begrudge you that at all :)

and fuggles are a great flavoring hop, when mixed with a great bittering and aroma hop... I find the nobles bring a good... rooted flavor, to the beer.
keep it all in the family... citra, Halertou, and cascades... bitter, flavor, aroma. the ratio is up to you..

My biggest complaint, and I guess I've become part of the great, growing IPA backlash is too many breweries are coming online, and making mediocre beers, throwing a shiat ton of hops into them and calling them IPA's BJCP guidelines be damned. "IPA" has become a marketing gimmick and all us beer lovers should be out raged.

Don't judge a brewery by their IPA, judge them by their American style lager. ;)

I have the same complaint for all the newly minted "doubles" and "imperials" that dumbass hipsters are tripping over themselves to overpay for. I have tried many of the new high gravity brews avaliable in my market and most are just not good. Higher octane does not mean higher quality.

I think we are experiencing a microbrewery bubble of miscatagorized high gravity high IBU brews being fed by people that think they are being cool by drinking Caulk Breath Triple Imperial Honey Stout. I hope it pops soon.

\started helping my dad homebrew around 8 years old
\\starting running my own all grain batches around 13
\\\spent all four years of high school working at the local homebrew shop
\\\\recently moved and haven't gotten to break in the new backyard/brew house yet (sad face)


I assure you that I'm not trying to be adversarial here, but has it ever occurred to you that people might just have different tastes than you and therefore like different things? Because, quite personally I don't see the need you have to assign ulterior motives to people who just have different tastes.

"oh noes! Some people like something I don't like. Well, that's clearly impossible. They don't actually like it, they are doing it instead to pretend they are cool, or some other such nonsensical notion."

FFS, the only think more old and busted than people unnecessarily over hopping their beers is people labeling anyone who likes something they don't as a "hipster."
 
2012-09-11 11:36:14 PM
Back in the 80s when I was a yout, my buddies and I used to make beer shakes. We would pick up vanilla and/or chocolate shakes from jack in the box and mix them with beer, typically heineken, mickeys or miller (yes, I now realize those are not beers). The mix was about 25% "beer" to 75% shake. We routinely cruised around in my friends 64 olds drinking our beer shakes. Yes, I know, damn stupid, however, we all lived to tell the tale. Sadly, one of them clearly works for Red Robin now.
 
2012-09-12 12:00:26 AM
I forgot to mention that strawberry shake with beer is a very bad idea.
 
2012-09-12 01:01:42 AM

foxyshadis: ElLoco: Those are actually not too terrible for making lighter beer breads and biscuits. Personally, I prefer the more aromatic beer breads, but without that skanky funk pale ales and the like impart. Guinness Black Lager seems to be the best balance I've found between light and heavy.

That sounds utterly delicious. How much beer do you use in the bread? Just replace water with it?


1:1 replacing the water.
 
2012-09-12 01:34:02 AM
I happen to be drinking Octoberfest right now and I-

ah, crap. This one's empty. Fark, I think it's time for bed.
 
2012-09-12 02:58:17 AM

jigger: Yeah, what the hell happened to pretzel bread? For a while there everyone had at least one sandwich on pretzel bread and now it's gone. And that shiat's good.


I know! The only reason I'd even occasionally go to Bennigan's was for the pretzel bread turkey sandwich. And the service would be so crappy I'd wait 6 or 9 months before I'd forget or get desperate for the pretzel bread.

It's worse now that I'm out west, away from the PA Dutch who made awesome pretzels.
 
2012-09-12 05:05:43 AM
Sam Adams is "meh" compared to all other options out there, especially in California.

They make lots of varieties and none of them really stand out as the best examples; however, for a national commercial operation, their beers are still better than the Bud/Coors/Miller crap.

Now, if they made a milkshake out of a decent IPA like stone, greenflash, russian river's pliney the elder, bear republic's racer5, or Firestone's Union Jack IPA, then I think I'd be very interested.
 
2012-09-12 10:28:39 AM

bentleypm: Regular old Sam Adams lager is great. Every other gimmicky beer they make sucks. I wish they would give it a rest. Cherry wheat? Harvest Pumpkin? Fark that.


Sam's is usually my go to beer when most choices are Bud/Coors/Miller, etc., but I wouldn't label Cherry Wheat and Harvest Pumpkin as some of their "gimmicky" beers. Sadly they are beers that have made it into regular runs for SA. Cherry Wheat is so fizzy and sweet it may as well be soda and I've always been turned off by their Harvest Pumpkin yet they bring it back every year for their fall pack. In terms of their actual gimmicky beers I'm about 50/50 on the ones I've tried (I guess that would technically be every other), but I disagree that they should stop trying.

If you want a brewery to stop trying something different you may as well be drinking macro brews exclusively. The most enjoyment I get from drinking beer is being able to try new styles all the time. I'd get bored if I only had 3 or 4 beers to choose from.
 
2012-09-12 11:42:45 AM
Stone Brewing has offered "Real Beer Shakes" on the menu at the Stone Bistro pretty much since it opened. It goes rather well with the Arrogant Bastard Ale-battered onion rings.
 
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