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2013-04-25 04:59:40 AM

The Pope of Manwich Village: 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.


Good old Hurley. "Come on vacation, leave on probation."
 
2013-04-25 05:01:32 AM

blatz514: Grapple: *cues up Toby Keith's "I love this bar" on CD*

*turns up Slayer louder to drown out "I love this bar."*


Could you turn it up a little more? I need more "War Ensemble" and less "anything-Toby Keith" around here.

/please and thank you
 
kth
2013-04-25 07:21:36 AM

utah dude: 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.


That's what I was implying.  They're nice folk who comp us shiat every time we go there for no apparent reason.
 
2013-04-25 09:20:29 AM

SlothB77: [sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 640x480]

i recently received the above in the mail.  Mmmmmmm


Please tell....How does one go about getting some Odell in the mail?
 
2013-04-25 09:37:27 AM
Düsseldorf laughs at this puny bar.
 
2013-04-25 09:47:09 AM

orange whip: Pretty cool. Hope they don't serve Fat Tire.

 It is the worst micro beer in CO.

/tourists love the shiat though
//"Give me one of them "Fat Tires" ..Go Cowboys!"


Yeah, it's still better than anything Colorado Mountain Brewery sells.

/Take your pictures, leave your money and go home TEXAN!
 
2013-04-25 09:57:34 AM
Fat Tire sucks. It kinda seems like a beer people want to like because they want to like beer, but they don't really like beer, because if they really liked beer they wouldn't drink Fat Tire. *shrugs* But I like many of the other New Belgium beers.

/Had an ODell IPA for the first time the other day that was delicious.
 
2013-04-25 10:43:37 AM

busy chillin': Fat Tire sucks. It kinda seems like a beer people want to like because they want to like beer, but they don't really like beer, because if they really liked beer they wouldn't drink Fat Tire. *shrugs* But I like many of the other New Belgium beers.

/Had an ODell IPA for the first time the other day that was delicious.


I really haven't found any New Belgium that I like, although I find Ranger IPA to be decent. There is certain "house flavor" common to all of them that I just don't find appealing. I am assuming it is from a yeast strain being used that gets into all of them.
 
2013-04-25 10:52:06 AM

Cortez the Killer: busy chillin': Fat Tire sucks. It kinda seems like a beer people want to like because they want to like beer, but they don't really like beer, because if they really liked beer they wouldn't drink Fat Tire. *shrugs* But I like many of the other New Belgium beers.

/Had an ODell IPA for the first time the other day that was delicious.

I really haven't found any New Belgium that I like, although I find Ranger IPA to be decent. There is certain "house flavor" common to all of them that I just don't find appealing. I am assuming it is from a yeast strain being used that gets into all of them.


I like their Ranger quite a bit, it is a pretty standard go to for me...but on Beer Advocate the bros only give it an 87. I guess it is not hoppy enough.

And I like their 1554, but that might be skewed because I like the concept of drinking a really old recipe. But I haven't bought it in months.

I have been on a Modus Hoperandi kick lately. I will go to pick something else and then put it back and get those green cans. I keep seeing Racer 5 that was recommended on here, but it is $2 more a six pack and I have yet to commit to that and buy it.
 
2013-04-25 11:05:40 AM

busy chillin': Cortez the Killer: busy chillin': Fat Tire sucks. It kinda seems like a beer people want to like because they want to like beer, but they don't really like beer, because if they really liked beer they wouldn't drink Fat Tire. *shrugs* But I like many of the other New Belgium beers.

/Had an ODell IPA for the first time the other day that was delicious.

I really haven't found any New Belgium that I like, although I find Ranger IPA to be decent. There is certain "house flavor" common to all of them that I just don't find appealing. I am assuming it is from a yeast strain being used that gets into all of them.

I like their Ranger quite a bit, it is a pretty standard go to for me...but on Beer Advocate the bros only give it an 87. I guess it is not hoppy enough.

And I like their 1554, but that might be skewed because I like the concept of drinking a really old recipe. But I haven't bought it in months.

I have been on a Modus Hoperandi kick lately. I will go to pick something else and then put it back and get those green cans. I keep seeing Racer 5 that was recommended on here, but it is $2 more a six pack and I have yet to commit to that and buy it.


I like Racer 5, but I can only get it when I travel. I live in Arkansas and it is not the greatest market. It is getting better though. I ususally just go for SN Pale Ale as regular fridge stock along with a few Torpedo Extra IPA. I also like Green Flash West Coast IPA, which we just recently got here. Of course, there are the couple of corny kegs with my homebrew...so I have that going for me, which is nice.
 
2013-04-25 12:09:44 PM

busy chillin': And I like their 1554, but that might be skewed because I like the concept of drinking a really old recipe. But I haven't bought it in months.


I don't drink, but I frigging' love 1554.  Occasionally if I am at a party and it is being served I'll just angel-sip it a la Alan Rickman in Dogma.
 
2013-04-25 02:56:17 PM
F*ck black IPA.

That is all.
 
2013-04-25 03:06:17 PM

Bruxellensis: F*ck black IPA.

That is all.


What is your problem with it, out of curiosity? I won't pretend I've had many, but there is one brewed in my town at a brewpub that is quite nice.

I have you farkied as a brewer, so I'll listen to what you have to say.

/I too am a brewer. All grain, but no fancy equipment. Just a cooler mash tun, brew pot, and bucket fermenters.
 
2013-04-25 04:07:06 PM

Cortez the Killer: Bruxellensis: F*ck black IPA.

That is all.

What is your problem with it, out of curiosity? I won't pretend I've had many, but there is one brewed in my town at a brewpub that is quite nice.

I have you farkied as a brewer, so I'll listen to what you have to say.

/I too am a brewer. All grain, but no fancy equipment. Just a cooler mash tun, brew pot, and bucket fermenters.


I'll start off by saying that I think people should drink what they like.  Just because I don't like or respect a style, should not affect anyone else's palate.  I also don't mean offense to anyone who likes this style, especially if they are a brewer themselves.

However, I've observed a (too) large demographic of people who don't necessarily drink what they like, but instead tend to drink what's "cool" or the latest trending style, or something "more [fill-in-the-blank]er than before."  I've seen this somewhat with DIPA as well.  (200 IBU hop bomb triple infused continuously hop stuffed DIPA!!!1!!1!!LOL!!)  People barely getting that glass of hop extract down the hatch in their circle of "real" craft lovers, pretending to love it, meanwhile envying the guy across the room clearly enjoying his beer.  It's sad, really.  As a brewer, and as a consumer, I feel it's absurd.  Again, I know some do actually enjoy this style, so bear with me.

I've had many examples of CDA (Cascadian Dark Ale), a.k.a. Black IPA, both commercial and homemade.  At best, one was mildly pleasant, but conflicting.  At worse, it was an absolute disaster in a glass.  Could not even finish some of them.

Think about it.  What traits of beer are the coolest to be seen drinking if you care what craft beer loving strangers or drinking buddies think?  1) dark, and 2) bitter/hoppy.  Combine the two.  What do you get?  An IPA that's dark!  Brilliant, right?

Here's my issue with it (besides its subset of dishonest consumers):  I've been brewing for about a decade now, winning awards for many different styles, designing and using lots of different kinds of equipment.  I've brewed pro level, brewed for weddings, and am a major contributor for our local brew club.  I'm obsessed.  To me, beer isn't like making Friday night stir-fry.  A lot of people throw a bunch of hops and some roasted and/or caramel malt and call it good.  CDA combines two styles that by themselves are generally better without the properties of the other.  Yet, somehow people think they're good when combined and just labeled as something else?  In a CDA you have two main competing characteristics that, in many's opinion including my own, do not meld together well at all.  Is this beer supposed to be bitter with some/lots hop aroma...and some...roast aroma?  Hoppy and roasty don't play lead roles in the same beer often for a reason.  It's catching on, which is OK if people actually like it.  I tried it.  Hell, I even brewed one.  I tried, I really did.  It's just terrible.  And the majority of the people I see ordering and drinking this crap are just like I described.

So, I mean "f*ck it" in the sense that I despise the style, but certainly not in the sense that I don't think anyone should drink it if they like it.  Again, no offense.  Just IMO.

/sorry that was really long.  I guess CDA is a touchy subject for Brux on Fark....
 
2013-04-25 04:07:48 PM

Cortez the Killer: I too am a brewer


Oh, and always nice to meet another brewer!  Cheers!
 
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