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2013-04-24 02:59:01 PM
I found what they stock the walk-in coolers with...

thepourblog.com
 
2013-04-24 03:03:44 PM
sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net

i recently received the above in the mail.  Mmmmmmm
 
2013-04-24 03:05:55 PM
Makes me goddamn PROUD to be a Colorado State University graduate.

The Ramskeller....damn, I haven't been there in 20 years.
 
2013-04-24 03:31:12 PM
Why is this "stupid," subby?  Some people go to college to learn how to operate businesses.  There are thousands of brewing businesses in this country, and the industry accounts for many billions of dollars annually of US manufacturing.  Why is it a bad thing for college kids to get hands-on instruction in the operations intrinsic to billion-dollar industries?
 
2013-04-24 03:54:15 PM
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
 
2013-04-24 04:09:24 PM
I read that as Fart Collins
 
2013-04-24 04:09:26 PM
._ _   ._ _   ..._
 
2013-04-24 04:09:49 PM
That is so early 90's.  CU-Boulder is opening a marijuana dispensary and a heroin lounge in their student union next fall.  C'mon CSU, catch up!
 
2013-04-24 04:09:57 PM
*cues up Toby Keith's "I love this bar" on CD*
 
2013-04-24 04:11:52 PM

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


*turns up Slayer louder to drown out "I love this bar."*
 
2013-04-24 04:11:56 PM
shiat.  I went to school with Steve Kurowski (we did not go to CSU).  Guess I better look him up on the facebook.

Go Bears!

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2013-04-24 04:12:02 PM

factoryconnection: Why is this "stupid," subby?  Some people go to college to learn how to operate businesses.  There are thousands of brewing businesses in this country, and the industry accounts for many billions of dollars annually of US manufacturing.  Why is it a bad thing for college kids to get hands-on instruction in the operations intrinsic to billion-dollar industries?


Subby:
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-04-24 04:15:48 PM
Meanwhile...  NYC smells like America's largest bar urinal.
 
2013-04-24 04:17:09 PM
Beer beer beer, tiddly beer, beer, beer!
 
2013-04-24 04:17:34 PM
Stupid tag....the stupid tag would be more applicable on the subby's birth certificate.

As much as I've biatched about misuse of the HERO tag....I would have approved of it in this case.
 
2013-04-24 04:18:55 PM
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-04-24 04:19:00 PM
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!"
 
2013-04-24 04:19:34 PM

blatz514: I found what they stock the walk-in coolers with...

[thepourblog.com image 400x340]


Ah yes, the world's biggest six pack!  La Crosse for the win.  Miss me the Pearl Street Brewery.
 
2013-04-24 04:20:28 PM
Why is this a stupid tag?  Is the hero tag passed out?
 
2013-04-24 04:23:38 PM

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

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


God that song is annoying.  Especially when people start singing with it.
 
2013-04-24 04:24:51 PM
"... has led to more students looking to get a degree in brewing."

i36.tinypic.com
 
2013-04-24 04:25:50 PM
As a CSU student....meh.

But really, college is more about beer than academics anyway.
 
2013-04-24 04:25:56 PM

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!"


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.
 
2013-04-24 04:27:19 PM
between O'Dells and New Belgium I thought it was already? (i can't remember ANY of my undergraduate experience).
 
2013-04-24 04:32:27 PM

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 :)
 
2013-04-24 04:33:03 PM
There are culinary programs that already have sections on making wines and beer.   It's a business field same as any other that students should be training to work in.
 
2013-04-24 04:33:54 PM
You say this like it's a bad thing, subby.
 
2013-04-24 04:34:17 PM
FC is also getting a Mormon temple.
 
2013-04-24 04:35:47 PM

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.
 
2013-04-24 04:36:17 PM

beakerxf: There are culinary programs that already have sections on making wines and beer.   It's a business field same as any other that students should be training to work in.


Not quite.

Down here, NMSU has these programs under their School of Ag.  Being as how CSU is a land grant school too, this coursework probably finds its way into their School of Ag as well.
 
2013-04-24 04:36:52 PM
Um, isn't Ft. Collins where Lt. Dan Kendra, "Homicide Hunter" works?

/I think he solved over 400 murders

//In one season
 
2013-04-24 04:37:19 PM
Spiffy tag too drunk for this one?
 
2013-04-24 04:37:51 PM
Goddamn you alkies are easy to troll.
 
2013-04-24 04:39:38 PM

utah dude: FC is also getting a Mormon temple.


Do they still call the river the Pooter?
 
2013-04-24 04:41:49 PM
I believe it was it Sports Illustrated that ran an article entitled "Fort Collins: A Drinking Town With A College Problem," and boy ain't that the truth.

But don't you dare try to sell weed to cancer patients and veterans, or they'll throw your ass out of town.

I really frigging hate that town.
 
2013-04-24 04:42:43 PM
It's no Avogadro's Number

/Oh sure, Avogadro gets his own bar but not Occam. Bastards
 
2013-04-24 04:42:45 PM

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

Do they still call the river the Pooter?


Cache la Poudre, s'il vous plait.
 
2013-04-24 04:43:26 PM

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

Do they still call the river the Pooter?


Hey, maybe someone here can help me.  There was a huge bar about 30 miles up the Poudre right on the river banks, with live music...
Maybe Okijobis in one iteration?

What was that?
Is it still there?
 
2013-04-24 04:50:11 PM

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

Do they still call the river the Pooter?

Hey, maybe someone here can help me.  There was a huge bar about 30 miles up the Poudre right on the river banks, with live music...
Maybe Okijobis in one iteration?

What was that?
Is it still there?


The Mishawaka is it's name.
 
2013-04-24 04:50:52 PM

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

Do they still call the river the Pooter?

Hey, maybe someone here can help me.  There was a huge bar about 30 miles up the Poudre right on the river banks, with live music...
Maybe Okijobis in one iteration?

What was that?
Is it still there?


You talking about Mishawaka Amphitheater, aka The Mish?
 
2013-04-24 04:51:24 PM

TheShavingofOccam123: It's no Avogadro's Number

/Oh sure, Avogadro gets his own bar but not Occam. Bastards


the Gobbeldigook sandwich. LOVE IT. is avo's still there? howabout walrus ice cream?
 
2013-04-24 04:52:32 PM

radarlove: But don't you dare try to sell weed to cancer patients and veterans, or they'll throw your ass out of town.


CSU stands for Christ State University, bro. if u want weed u gotta goto boulder. only a 30 minute drive.
 
2013-04-24 04:57:54 PM

Dafatone: 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!"

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.


Meh, most Fat Tire is mass produced swill, but Rampant isn't that bad.  Nothing even close to the top 10 in my book, but a solid DIPA nonetheless.
 
2013-04-24 05:03:32 PM

utah dude: TheShavingofOccam123: It's no Avogadro's Number

/Oh sure, Avogadro gets his own bar but not Occam. Bastards

the Gobbeldigook sandwich. LOVE IT. is avo's still there? howabout walrus ice cream?


It's been years. Sorry, I have no idea.
 
2013-04-24 05:05:18 PM

blatz514: I found what they stock the walk-in coolers with...

[thepourblog.com image 400x340]


Old Style !
 
2013-04-24 05:09:30 PM
Impossible, because Wisconsin.
 
2013-04-24 05:11:24 PM
photos.uc.wisc.edufarm3.static.flickr.com

UW laughs, grabs another beer
 
2013-04-24 05:14:43 PM

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.
 
2013-04-24 05:14:52 PM
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.
 
2013-04-24 05:16:17 PM
Stupid tag is self-referential?  This is a good idea, breweries are a serious business now and there are almost zero education oppurtunities for them. Yes there are some very expensive pay-to-play brewery schools out there, but those are kind of crappy imho.
 
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.
 
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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