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2013-04-24 05:17:34 PM
My step dad built an alcohol still for the College of The Siskiyous in Weed California, in the early '80s. He taught heavy equipment operation, and converted all the college's vehicles to run on gasohol. For all I know, they still use it.
 
2013-04-24 05:17:38 PM
Annnnnnnnd ..... craft brewing is officially over.

Not home-brewers/brewing though.
 
2013-04-24 05:20:27 PM

Astorix: Isn't it true that there are more bars per capita in Wisconsin than anywhere else? Not that I have ever complained visiting the beautiful city of Madison.


I don't think that there is a single spot in Eau Claire Wisconsin that you can't throw a rock and not be able to hit a bar. That's a fun town.
 
2013-04-24 05:29:25 PM
Kudos to the CSU leadership for actually embracing the thought of preparing some leaders for a massive, multi-billion dollar industry.

It sounds like it will be a very niche class, which is the real shame.  One of the best things education should accomplish is to expose as many people to a craft process of some sorts.  Wine, cheese, beer, meats.  We'd be a much better world if we were more demanding of quality basics.
 
2013-04-24 05:34:27 PM

rocinante721: [photos.uc.wisc.edu image 600x400][farm3.static.flickr.com image 500x334]

UW laughs, grabs another beer


I think Gray's brews the Rathskeller beer off-site.  CSU is looking at an on-site brewery.

I miss the Terrace.  And the stupid pub crawl I kept trying that started at the Terrace and ended at Crystal Corner at Baldwin and Willy Street.
 
2013-04-24 05:36:05 PM

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Astorix: Isn't it true that there are more bars per capita in Wisconsin than anywhere else? Not that I have ever complained visiting the beautiful city of Madison.

I don't think that there is a single spot in Eau Claire Wisconsin that you can't throw a rock and not be able to hit a bar. That's a fun town.


See also: Hurley, WI, Silver Street. 30 bars (including 6 strip clubs) for 2K people. Hurl.
 
2013-04-24 05:36:28 PM
I've heard the same is happening at a certain technology university in Michigan that I graduated from.
 
2013-04-24 05:37:17 PM

Mutated-Snoopy: rocinante721: [photos.uc.wisc.edu image 600x400][farm3.static.flickr.com image 500x334]

UW laughs, grabs another beer

I think Gray's brews the Rathskeller beer off-site.  CSU is looking at an on-site brewery.

I miss the Terrace.  And the stupid pub crawl I kept trying that started at the Terrace and ended at Crystal Corner at Baldwin and Willy Street.


Ahhh, the Crystal Corner.  Get a beer and a contact high all at once.
 
kth
2013-04-24 05:45:20 PM

utah dude: walkerhound: utah dude: between O'Dells and New Belgium I thought it was already? (i can't remember ANY of my undergraduate experience).

Equinox, Coopersmiths, Pateros Creek, Funkworx, CB Potts, and those are just the ones off the top of my head :)

yah potts and coopersmiths. coopersmiths had ginger ale homebrew, too.


We generally make the trip to FC every time we go to Estes Park. Lunch at Coopersmiths, then a brewery tour somewhere. I think Coopersmith's has comped us something every time we've been there.

"I'd like a beer flight, with these five beers."
"Oh, you can't put that one on there."
Fifteen minutes pass...

"Here's a taster of the one we wouldn't put on the beer flight, enjoy..."

Last time we bought some glassware and they put in a few extra.

/we like beer
 
2013-04-24 05:49:55 PM

blatz514: rocinante721: [photos.uc.wisc.edu image 600x400][farm3.static.flickr.com image 500x334]

UW laughs, grabs another beer

I'm not sure if I should internet high five you or punch you.

This Spring has been too cold for the co-eds to come out and show off some skin down at the terrace.


Hmph, lightweights. It was cold in New Orleans in February but that didn't stop the typical Carnival displays.

/almost got my eye poked out
 
2013-04-24 05:58:23 PM
In future news, applications to CSU are up 200%

While Fat Tire may not be the greatest beer out there, but 15 years ago it helped drive the craft beer industry along with a few other beers.
 
2013-04-24 06:00:26 PM

kth: Lunch at Coopersmiths


Holy shiat I miss Coop's Fish & Chips sooooooooo much.  Panko-encrusted cod, wasabi tartar sauce, and pub chips.  That and a cup of their tomato-mushroom bisque and I'm in heaven.

There's a lot of things I don't miss about Fort Collins.  But that town had some damn good food up in it.  Coopersmith's, Snarf's, Lucile's, Silver Grill, Pizza Casbah,  Seuhiro, Consuelo's...fark, now I'm hungry as hell.
 
2013-04-24 06:00:29 PM
Fat Tire sucks, btw
 
2013-04-24 06:03:20 PM
Fat Tire is not swill, that's ridiculous. When compared to other beers I think it's fair to say it's very over rated, but it's also a nice little gateway beer for people to learn to enjoy good beer.
 
2013-04-24 06:05:58 PM
Failing to see how TFA caused subby to conclude "bar", "America's largest", or "is".

At least the part about Fort Collins is accurate.
 
2013-04-24 06:08:11 PM

kth: e. I think Coopersmith's has comped us something every time we've been there


this. or they're just nice waitpeople, generally. People are just happy and nice in FC.
 
2013-04-24 06:09:24 PM

Smell the Glove: Fat Tire is not swill, that's ridiculous. When compared to other beers I think it's fair to say it's very over rated, but it's also a nice little gateway beer for people to learn to enjoy good beer.


it was my first beer. it made all subsequent domestic american swill taste like runoff from a japanese grain processing facility.
 
2013-04-24 06:11:08 PM

standardeviation: tuna fingers: MBooda: utah dude: FC is also getting a Mormon temple.

The Mishawaka is it's name.


radarlove: tuna fingers: MBooda: utah dude: FC is also getting a Mormon temple.

You talking about Mishawaka Amphitheater, aka The Mish?


Yes, thanks.
I had to actually work for an hour just now, sorry for slow reply.
 
2013-04-24 06:11:57 PM
At the tone...

Five hours, forty-seven minutes, coordinated universal time....

Just in time for a beer.

DIIIING

dong dong dong dong dong....
 
2013-04-24 06:13:32 PM

Dafatone: Fat Tire isn't bad. Like, if a bar has Fat Tire, something awful, and some other something awful, I'll get the Fat Tire and be happy with it.

That being said, there are like 9000 better choices in CO, aka Beer Heaven.


this.

Fat Tire is still wayyy above miller, bud, coors, corona or yeungling.   Fat Tire went from obscure microbrew to mass produced swill in about 12 months.  I live in VA and it is everywhere.  New Belgium is guaranteed to be at every supermarket and cvs and rite aid.  Generally, where Fat Tire is on tap at a bar, it is the best beer available on tap, with its main competition Blue Moon or Leinenkugel.  Bars that have better beers available don't bother with Fat Tire.

Now the new one is Third Shift.  I had never heard of it about 9 months ago, now it is ubiquitous too.  And it is a very middling, very average amber too.  Both are better than Yeungling, but I would rather see a higher quality DIPA given the same shelf space like a Lagunitas IPA.
 
2013-04-24 06:18:58 PM

correction:

SlothB77:
Generally, where Fat Tire is on tap at a bar, it is the best beer available on tap, with its main competition Blue Moon or Leinenkugel


or sierra nevada or boston lager or amstel light.
 
2013-04-24 06:22:05 PM

gilatrout: CSU CSB time.

My physics professor came in to class one day drunk off his ass. He started describing his adventures doing the mall crawl the night before. Eventually he decided to try and teach, and after several failed attempts to stand up, managed to pull the chalkboard down. His DTs were rattling the board so much he couldn't write. At this point he complained it was too hot and took off his shirt. By this time some prudes had gone to the department head, and he was escorted out before he could take off his pants.

I used to see him in the Ramskeller every Friday.

We got a new physics professor that wasn't as fun.


/csb
//dont really miss Fort Fun


Did he do this on a regular basis, or was it just that incident? Unless you're working with equipment I think a drunk employee should be be given one pass. I mean, c'mon...who here hasn't at least gone to work with a wicked hangover (you're still under the influence, even though it feels terrible), or still full-bore loaded? I have. It was the only way I could face another day at that job. Turns out I was right at that cusp of "hilarious, entertaining drunk" and, "surly, sexual harassment and property damage drunk." One more scotch and I probably would have been escorted off the grounds by police. But as it stands, everyone had a good time and even the boss had to stifle laughter while he was officially reprimanding me.
 
2013-04-24 06:25:42 PM

Dafatone: Fat Tire isn't bad.  Like, if a bar has Fat Tire, something awful, and some other something awful, I'll get the Fat Tire and be happy with it.

That being said, there are like 9000 better choices in CO, aka Beer Heaven.


I thought beer tasted yucky, until I tried Fat Tire.  I still think that the beers that beer lovers consider to be "real beers" taste yucky, but Fat Tire isn't bad at all.
 
2013-04-24 06:30:27 PM
Anything that results in more beer is a good thing.
 
2013-04-24 06:45:57 PM

SlothB77: Fat Tire is still wayyy above miller, bud, coors, corona or yeungling.


It's also literally twice the price of Yuengling.

Yuengling isn't a great beer, but it's far and away the cheapest good one.
 
2013-04-24 06:47:16 PM

flondrix: Dafatone: Fat Tire isn't bad.  Like, if a bar has Fat Tire, something awful, and some other something awful, I'll get the Fat Tire and be happy with it.

That being said, there are like 9000 better choices in CO, aka Beer Heaven.

I thought beer tasted yucky, until I tried Fat Tire.  I still think that the beers that beer lovers consider to be "real beers" taste yucky, but Fat Tire isn't bad at all.


Fat Tire - the beer for people who don't like beer.

/pretty accurate
 
2013-04-24 06:49:10 PM
Hell yeah. I'm on my way to STUFT on College Ave. to knit & drink, within the hour.
 
2013-04-24 06:52:38 PM
I'm glad to see Wisconsin well represented.
 
2013-04-24 06:57:47 PM
Alright beer people, have any of you tried Santa Fe Brewing Co's Black IPA?

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Glass isn't recycled down in these parts, so I try to buy exclusively in cans.  This leaves me with only two options (that don't require driving 45 miles to El Paso) Santa Fe's Happy Camper IPA (way too hoppy) and the Black IPA.  The Black IPA is wonderful.  I saw it in Denver stores the last time I was home.  Any of you had it?
 
2013-04-24 07:02:49 PM

tuna fingers: Alright beer people, have any of you tried Santa Fe Brewing Co's Black IPA?

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Glass isn't recycled down in these parts, so I try to buy exclusively in cans.  This leaves me with only two options (that don't require driving 45 miles to El Paso) Santa Fe's Happy Camper IPA (way too hoppy) and the Black IPA.  The Black IPA is wonderful.  I saw it in Denver stores the last time I was home.  Any of you had it?


I enjoy black IPAs but I've not tried that particular one.
 
2013-04-24 07:13:39 PM
Boulevard Pale Ale on tap for the win
 
2013-04-24 07:36:23 PM

dickfreckle: gilatrout: CSU CSB time.

My physics professor came in to class one day drunk off his ass. He started describing his adventures doing the mall crawl the night before. Eventually he decided to try and teach, and after several failed attempts to stand up, managed to pull the chalkboard down. His DTs were rattling the board so much he couldn't write. At this point he complained it was too hot and took off his shirt. By this time some prudes had gone to the department head, and he was escorted out before he could take off his pants.

I used to see him in the Ramskeller every Friday.

We got a new physics professor that wasn't as fun.


/csb
//dont really miss Fort Fun

Did he do this on a regular basis, or was it just that incident? Unless you're working with equipment I think a drunk employee should be be given one pass. I mean, c'mon...who here hasn't at least gone to work with a wicked hangover (you're still under the influence, even though it feels terrible), or still full-bore loaded? I have. It was the only way I could face another day at that job. Turns out I was right at that cusp of "hilarious, entertaining drunk" and, "surly, sexual harassment and property damage drunk." One more scotch and I probably would have been escorted off the grounds by police. But as it stands, everyone had a good time and even the boss had to stifle laughter while he was officially reprimanding me.


He got drunk a lot, especially every Friday. That was the first time he showed up out of control. There were other times I suspected he was high or drunk.

I learned more physics in High School than from this clown.

You just reminded me about the lovely smell the town got every year when the winds blew in from Greeley. You never quite learn to love the smell of cow shiate in the morning.
 
2013-04-24 07:41:06 PM
I have to agree with the people saying Fat Tire is a crappy beer.  I haven't found anything from New Belgium that I've really liked.  Odell's is a different story.  Easy Street Wheat is one of my favorite micros around here.

/Coors original is my daily drinker
//yes, yes, I know most of the elite here will mock me for that
 
2013-04-24 07:47:50 PM
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College.  It's not complicated.
 
2013-04-24 07:54:38 PM
I like beer.
It makes me a jolly good fellow
I like beer.
it helps me unwind and sometimes it makes me feel mellow (makes me feel mellow)
Whiskey's too rough, champagne costs too much, vodka puts my mouth in gear
This little refrain should help me explain as a matter of fact i like beer

-Tom T. Hall
 
2013-04-24 08:54:47 PM
Great Divide is one of the best micro brews in CO and their Espresso Yeti is by far one of the best beers in all the land. I would also recommend Old Ruffian and the Oak yeti.

www.theperfectlyhappyman.com
 
2013-04-24 08:55:59 PM

Contrabulous Flabtraption: Fat Tire sucks, btw


Truth in so many ways. Just horrid horrid beer.
 
2013-04-24 09:21:21 PM

TheGhostofFarkPast: Great Divide is one of the best micro brews in CO and their Espresso Yeti is by far one of the best beers in all the land. I would also recommend Old Ruffian and the Oak yeti.

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those a fantastic beers.  great call.
 
2013-04-24 09:22:42 PM
Colorado bar, let me guess they have both kinds of beer, Coor's and Coor's lite.
 
2013-04-24 09:28:13 PM

Oldiron_79: Colorado bar, let me guess they have both kinds of beer, Coor's and Coor's lite.


Fail.
 
2013-04-24 09:30:36 PM

GanjSmokr: Odell's is a different story. Easy Street Wheat is one of my favorite micros around here.


odells is dank shiat.

Oldiron_79: Colorado bar, let me guess they have both kinds of beer, Coor's and Coor's lite.


jesus christ, dude.  It is 2013.  You gotta keep up.  You just slept through the past ten years.
 
2013-04-24 09:31:45 PM
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love me some colorado beer.
 
2013-04-24 09:47:25 PM

SlothB77: GanjSmokr: Odell's is a different story. Easy Street Wheat is one of my favorite micros around here.

odells is dank shiat.


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/unless you were agreeing with me
//I wasn't really sure.
 
2013-04-24 10:05:15 PM
Fort Fun is the beer capitol of Colorado.
 
2013-04-24 11:04:47 PM

SlothB77: Dafatone: Fat Tire isn't bad. Like, if a bar has Fat Tire, something awful, and some other something awful, I'll get the Fat Tire and be happy with it.

That being said, there are like 9000 better choices in CO, aka Beer Heaven.

this.

Fat Tire is still wayyy above miller, bud, coors, corona or yeungling.   Fat Tire went from obscure microbrew to mass produced swill in about 12 months.  I live in VA and it is everywhere.  New Belgium is guaranteed to be at every supermarket and cvs and rite aid.  Generally, where Fat Tire is on tap at a bar, it is the best beer available on tap, with its main competition Blue Moon or Leinenkugel.  Bars that have better beers available don't bother with Fat Tire.

Now the new one is Third Shift.  I had never heard of it about 9 months ago, now it is ubiquitous too.  And it is a very middling, very average amber too.  Both are better than Yeungling, but I would rather see a higher quality DIPA given the same shelf space like a Lagunitas IPA.


I bought Lagunitas IPA at Walmart yesterday.

/kick
//I'm getting one.
 
2013-04-24 11:06:37 PM

GanjSmokr: SlothB77: GanjSmokr: Odell's is a different story. Easy Street Wheat is one of my favorite micros around here.

odells is dank shiat.

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/unless you were agreeing with me
//I wasn't really sure.


http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=dank

You'd think a GanjSmkr would know this.
 
2013-04-24 11:23:36 PM

cc_rider: GanjSmokr: SlothB77: GanjSmokr: Odell's is a different story. Easy Street Wheat is one of my favorite micros around here.

odells is dank shiat.

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/unless you were agreeing with me
//I wasn't really sure.

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=dank

You'd think a GanjSmkr would know this.


Had we been talking about weed, I'd have assumed that definition.  As we weren't I thought maybe the traditional definition might be the case.

dank
Adjective
Disagreeably damp, musty, and typically cold.
 
2013-04-25 12:31:43 AM

utah dude: if u want weed u gotta goto boulder.


That was never really a problem when we lived there.

/then again I schlepped pies around for Vinni's so...good tips/good times
 
2013-04-25 12:33:41 AM

tuna fingers: Alright beer people, have any of you tried Santa Fe Brewing Co's Black IPA?

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Glass isn't recycled down in these parts, so I try to buy exclusively in cans.  This leaves me with only two options (that don't require driving 45 miles to El Paso) Santa Fe's Happy Camper IPA (way too hoppy) and the Black IPA.  The Black IPA is wonderful.  I saw it in Denver stores the last time I was home.  Any of you had it?


Santa Fe Brewing Co puts out some great brews, and I really like their Happy Camper IPA.  I'm a big fan of IPA's (with some HOPS) and live in Colorado, so there you go.   I don't enjoy their Black IPA, however.  Too dark for me, as I like to have a few beers in a go.  Just north of the Colorado border from NM in Durango is another awesome brewery called Ska.  They have a great assortment to try as well.

I haven't had a Fat Tire in years.  Texan touristas order that crap against the peace and dignity of the fine state of Colorado.
 
2013-04-25 01:09:59 AM

divedeep: Just north of the Colorado border from NM in Durango is another awesome brewery called Ska.  They have a great assortment to try as well.

I haven't had a Fat Tire in years.  Texan touristas order that crap against the peace and dignity of the fine state of Colorado.


I like Ska's Pinstripe.  But these beers are hard to find way down here.  Had a Ska at the Hope & Anchor (in El Paso) not so long ago.
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Hope & Anchor is perhaps the best bohemian bar one could hope to find in the middle of the chihuahuan desert.
 
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