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(Oregon Live)   Portland hipsters proclaim hard cider OVER, are now into mead. "I think a lot of people are looking for something more interesting," says beekeeping supply store manager   (oregonlive.com) divider line 229
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2014-02-26 10:34:21 AM

Grotesk: {lots and lots of words}em>

That was rather.... ummm.... verbose.
No, that's all I wanted to say... :)

 
2014-02-26 11:12:41 AM

HindiDiscoMonster: Gawdzila: hubiestubert: You stick to the classics

Well, mead has been around since at least 2,500BC or so.

longer than that... try before 4000bc


Indeed. No need for silly things like agriculture or pottery. Just some bees who made a hive in a hollow tree and some rain.
 
2014-02-26 11:15:21 AM
Cider... haha that is cute.

I have a couple of friends that have been making mead since the 1970s. I don't know how our ancestors drank as much of that stuff as they did. It gives me the WORST hangover.

//but somehow I always go back for more.
 
2014-02-26 12:21:31 PM

Suckmaster Burstingfoam: My great great great great great great great grandfather Aethelstan was into mead before the time before it was cool.

And he had a wicked beard too. Ironically. As in he used a cold forged iron blade to trim it.



Why hello there cousin! Direct descendant of Wulfnoth Cild here. And I do like my mead. My current fave is Dansk Mjød Viking Blod, and is a Nordic mead (yeah, I know some hate on it) with hibiscus and hops added for flavor. The recipe supposedly dates from the 1500's , and it is a nice 19% ABV. Very tasty stuff.

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2014-02-26 12:23:42 PM
After years of progressively worse malt beverage "ciders" (Hornsby's, Redd's, I'm looking at you.) pushing the good stuff off the shelf, I knew the hipster cider trend was over when I saw this:

www.anheuser-busch.com

And now, we're only a few months away from Stella Artois Honey!
 
2014-02-26 12:25:20 PM
SFBay area has had this hidden gem for at least 12 years now:

Rabbit's Foot Meadery

...and they have a tasting room at the meadery, so you can go try their various wares, including cysers and ciders. Smack dab in the middle of Silicon Valley. Mmmmm.

The pear mead is incredible, the dry mead is sublime, the blackberry cider is a velvet hammer.

/Think I'll crack open a cider tonight
 
2014-02-26 12:29:08 PM
can we just have hunting season for hipsters now, please please please.

///HumpDay!!
 
2014-02-26 01:11:34 PM

adder1: One of my favorites, but nearly impossible to get locally:
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Normally, I stick with the only one I can find on a regular basis locally:
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Nice. I posted about Viking Blod above. 2 bars in my area carry it. One on tap which I thought was unheard of.
 
2014-02-26 01:12:40 PM

HindiDiscoMonster: Genju: Hah.. I would love to see some hipster douche try one of my favorite mead:  Viking Blod . Would probably knock them out of their skinny jeans and cabby hats.

I did a little research on that one and DAMN it sounds good. I am trying to see if I can get it in Florida now.


What area of Florida? The World of Beers in Viera and Tampa (SoHo) had it within the last few weeks. That covers east and west.
 
2014-02-26 02:22:58 PM

washington-babylon: Suckmaster Burstingfoam: My great great great great great great great grandfather Aethelstan was into mead before the time before it was cool.

And he had a wicked beard too. Ironically. As in he used a cold forged iron blade to trim it.


Why hello there cousin! Direct descendant of Wulfnoth Cild here. And I do like my mead. My current fave is Dansk Mjød Viking Blod, and is a Nordic mead (yeah, I know some hate on it) with hibiscus and hops added for flavor. The recipe supposedly dates from the 1500's , and it is a nice 19% ABV. Very tasty stuff.


Sounds like a mead well suited for hand to hand combat.
 
2014-02-26 02:57:45 PM

big pig peaches: vudukungfu: I was into mead before hipsters parents thought about making hipster babbys and before it was cool.
Hot, mulled mead.

Not quite that long, but mead has been popular with Ren fair /SCA crowds forever.

The last couple of years it has been much more available, and I am okay with that since I don't have time to make my own these days.


I was drinking homebrew mead in Eugene in 1996 before it was cool.
 
2014-02-26 03:11:39 PM

HindiDiscoMonster: Gawdzila: hubiestubert: You stick to the classics

Well, mead has been around since at least 2,500BC or so.

longer than that... try before 4000bc


Well I did say "at least"; it's just that that was the earliest date that I had remembered hearing.
 
2014-02-26 03:17:32 PM

Suckmaster Burstingfoam: washington-babylon: Suckmaster Burstingfoam: My great great great great great great great grandfather Aethelstan was into mead before the time before it was cool.

And he had a wicked beard too. Ironically. As in he used a cold forged iron blade to trim it.


Why hello there cousin! Direct descendant of Wulfnoth Cild here. And I do like my mead. My current fave is Dansk Mjød Viking Blod, and is a Nordic mead (yeah, I know some hate on it) with hibiscus and hops added for flavor. The recipe supposedly dates from the 1500's , and it is a nice 19% ABV. Very tasty stuff.

Sounds like a mead well suited for hand to hand combat.


It will make you feel like you are, even when you really aren't. And it runs me 32 dollars a 750 ml bottle. I may have to pick up a new one soon as I am down to half a glass worth and will probably wipe that out after work today.
 
2014-02-26 03:30:59 PM

The Irresponsible Captain: Cuthbert Allgood: Grog, biatches, grog

Found the Limey.

/I've spent all me tin with the lassies drinking gin


Now across the western ocean you must wander?
 
2014-02-26 07:23:19 PM
MycroftHolmes: zimbomba63: deeyablo: Oldiron_79: Call me when hops bomb IPAs die out and are old news.

I agree. It's freakin silly. Pointless. A waste.

Show us the pictures where you have been forced to drink them at gun point.  Put'em up or shut up.

/ I'm not a big fan of lagers, but, I don't piss and moan every time I see one.
// Don't buy them and your problem is solved

Stop liking what I don't like!

Actually, I agree.  I hate hoppy beers, but do not get offended when I see a lot of IPA's on the beer menu.  I just order something else.  Problem solved.



I'm not offended by the fact IPAs are available for the hop heads that like them, I'm just

A) tired of hearing about them
B) not a fan of anything more hoppy than traditional IPAs before they started putting IBU ratings on them and everyone started racing to have the highest IBU,
C) I just honestly prefer a malty dark beer like a bock or a porter if I'm gonna drink beer
and D) honestly prefer liquor rather than beer anyways
 
2014-02-26 08:11:18 PM
... yeah, well next time you are Medieval Times, root for the Black Knight.
 
2014-02-26 08:55:50 PM
 
2014-02-26 09:35:24 PM

Magorn: Drank mead for years, good ones aren't that sweet...more dry than that.  My favorite commercially bottled mead is Chaucer's (partly because the bottle includes bags of spices for mulling).  I find that if you let the mead "air" for about a day it takes on nice, dark, notes that taste a bit like port wine.

Also I will likely be mocked for this, but I swear that when I am buzzed on mead, I can "hear" music better,  it makes more sense to me somehow, can hear individual instruments more clearly etc.

This doesn't happen with beer, whiskey, or cider but it does with mead.  And historically there always has been an association with mead and bards and skalds


You do realize that Chaucer's is pretty much considered the worst mead available, right?

/And another thread to remind me to do something with the rest of my bucket of honey.  I've got about enough left for one more batch, then I've got to find more honey.
//Doesn't everybody buy honey in 5 gallon buckets?
 
2014-02-26 10:11:37 PM

detroitdoesntsuckthatbad: We have an entire bar in SE Portland that is nothing but hard cider. They make their own and have a decent tap selection. Best bottle selection I've veg seen anywhere though. Bushwhacker - if you're in Portland and want amazing cider, it's a must. I wasn't big into cider until I moved to the PNW. Too sweet corporate mass produced shiat wasn't for me. Our cider up here though is epic, high gravity, dry, scrumpy, and eveyprythung in between. Hell we have dry hopped ciders that are epic. Two Towns Cidery out of Salem OR is well worth checking out if you're up here. The Bad Apple at 11% is no joke and is delicious and the Brightcider is on draft at many places in town.

I always thought cider was a girls drink, turns out it's amazing and perfect for crippling alcoholics like me.

/ask me your cider questions, it's my favorite shiat.


2 towns cider isn't from Salem. It's based in Corvallis!! Bushwacker Cider is a fantastic bar, I love that they stock all the different ciders from the PNW. That being said - 2 town's Made Marion cider is the absolute best. I stock up on that during the summer since it's seasonal. <3
 
2014-02-26 10:17:09 PM

Tinkerhelly: detroitdoesntsuckthatbad: We have an entire bar in SE Portland that is nothing but hard cider. They make their own and have a decent tap selection. Best bottle selection I've veg seen anywhere though. Bushwhacker - if you're in Portland and want amazing cider, it's a must. I wasn't big into cider until I moved to the PNW. Too sweet corporate mass produced shiat wasn't for me. Our cider up here though is epic, high gravity, dry, scrumpy, and eveyprythung in between. Hell we have dry hopped ciders that are epic. Two Towns Cidery out of Salem OR is well worth checking out if you're up here. The Bad Apple at 11% is no joke and is delicious and the Brightcider is on draft at many places in town.

I always thought cider was a girls drink, turns out it's amazing and perfect for crippling alcoholics like me.

/ask me your cider questions, it's my favorite shiat.

2 towns cider isn't from Salem. It's based in Corvallis!! Bushwacker Cider is a fantastic bar, I love that they stock all the different ciders from the PNW. That being said - 2 town's Made Marion cider is the absolute best. I stock up on that during the summer since it's seasonal. <3


You are absolutely right, I was thinking Anthem at the time. I was a few beers deep sorry! Also Bushwhacker just got a new release from 2 Towns today per FB (some sort of cherry I believe). Holy crap does it look awesome.
 
2014-02-26 10:59:36 PM

detroitdoesntsuckthatbad: Tinkerhelly: detroitdoesntsuckthatbad: We have an entire bar in SE Portland that is nothing but hard cider. They make their own and have a decent tap selection. Best bottle selection I've veg seen anywhere though. Bushwhacker - if you're in Portland and want amazing cider, it's a must. I wasn't big into cider until I moved to the PNW. Too sweet corporate mass produced shiat wasn't for me. Our cider up here though is epic, high gravity, dry, scrumpy, and eveyprythung in between. Hell we have dry hopped ciders that are epic. Two Towns Cidery out of Salem OR is well worth checking out if you're up here. The Bad Apple at 11% is no joke and is delicious and the Brightcider is on draft at many places in town.

I always thought cider was a girls drink, turns out it's amazing and perfect for crippling alcoholics like me.

/ask me your cider questions, it's my favorite shiat.

2 towns cider isn't from Salem. It's based in Corvallis!! Bushwacker Cider is a fantastic bar, I love that they stock all the different ciders from the PNW. That being said - 2 town's Made Marion cider is the absolute best. I stock up on that during the summer since it's seasonal. <3

You are absolutely right, I was thinking Anthem at the time. I was a few beers deep sorry! Also Bushwhacker just got a new release from 2 Towns today per FB (some sort of cherry I believe). Holy crap does it look awesome.


Yes, Cherried Away! Cherries and Rhubarbs! I've enjoyed the various flavors they're put out over the years, except for Ginja Ninja - not a fan of anything ginger. Made Marion and Nice & Naughty are my favorites. Too bad those are seasonal! Next time you're in Corvallis, bring a growler or 2 and fill up! :-D
 
2014-02-26 11:00:17 PM

erik-k: insertsnarkyusername: Mead is nice but I prefer it blended with some sort of fruit wine. That's what I'd really like to see, you can't buy a decent fruit wine barely anywhere and I live in the land of hipsters.

In the US, apparently, rhubarb is legally a fruit, so I can in good conscience say that you should go buy some of Prairie Berry's rhubarb wine. That stuff was probably the best purchase I made on my way through South Dakota (though the tickets to see the Badlands, Mt Rushmore and Crazy Horse were all worth it).


Seconded. I hate wine (reds nauseate me for some reason and I associate the feeling when I smell whites) but the "strange" bases Prairie Berry uses for their wines are fantastic.

-Red Ass Rhubarb (rhubarb)
-Lawrence Elk (black currant)
-Buffaloberry Fusion (buffaloberry)
-Pheasant Reserve and Chokecherry Medley (chokecherry)
-Poker Face (pear and pineapple)

/Have always preferred ciders to beer and wine.
 
2014-02-26 11:10:50 PM

llortcM_yllort: detroitdoesntsuckthatbad: /ask me your cider questions, it's my favorite shiat.

So, as someone who kind of likes cider but finds it too sweet, what brands do you recommend that are nationally available that are still high quality and not as sweet as, say, woodchuck?


If you can get it Ace is pretty good (fairly easy to get, drier than Woodchuck, their Perry is the best), Strongbow (fairly dry, English).  That being said, I'm sure there are better one's out there, but these are the best I've found nationally.  Just promise you'll never drink Hornsby's....awful apple flavored white wine "cider."
 
2014-02-26 11:12:48 PM

detroitdoesntsuckthatbad: llortcM_yllort: detroitdoesntsuckthatbad: /ask me your cider questions, it's my favorite shiat.

So, as someone who kind of likes cider but finds it too sweet, what brands do you recommend that are nationally available that are still high quality and not as sweet as, say, woodchuck?

UK ciders like Strongbow and Magners are good options for easy to find ciders. Try the Magners on ice in the summer on a hot day. My horrible mother-in-law loves that one and it's the only the I respect about her. Crispin in the green can is an English dry, I prefer that with hot buffalo wings. If you find anything called a scrumpy you'll probably enjoy it. Unfiltered and cloudy looking, sometimes even a smoky flavor.

/in Utah this week for work
//good luck finding a decent beer, let alone cider.


Magner's is good and dry, but I feel like the flavor (intensity) is weaker than Strongbow or even Blackthorn.
 
2014-02-26 11:17:21 PM

deadlyplatypus: detroitdoesntsuckthatbad: llortcM_yllort: detroitdoesntsuckthatbad: /ask me your cider questions, it's my favorite shiat.

So, as someone who kind of likes cider but finds it too sweet, what brands do you recommend that are nationally available that are still high quality and not as sweet as, say, woodchuck?

UK ciders like Strongbow and Magners are good options for easy to find ciders. Try the Magners on ice in the summer on a hot day. My horrible mother-in-law loves that one and it's the only the I respect about her. Crispin in the green can is an English dry, I prefer that with hot buffalo wings. If you find anything called a scrumpy you'll probably enjoy it. Unfiltered and cloudy looking, sometimes even a smoky flavor.

/in Utah this week for work
//good luck finding a decent beer, let alone cider.

Magner's is good and dry, but I feel like the flavor (intensity) is weaker than Strongbow or even Blackthorn.


I would agree, it's very light but not overly sweet. And Blackthorn to me tastes and smells a bit like pee.
 
2014-02-26 11:18:49 PM

anuran: Spare Me: So let me get this straight, Hipsters™ are hippy offspring that pride themselves liking something before anyone else. Does that about cover it?

More like "Anyone younger than me who doesn't wear a suit and likes things I don't like or never heard of"


Hipster like typing detected...
 
2014-02-26 11:22:33 PM

Jclark666: After years of progressively worse malt beverage "ciders" (Hornsby's, Redd's, I'm looking at you.) pushing the good stuff off the shelf, I knew the hipster cider trend was over when I saw this:

[www.anheuser-busch.com image 500x499]

And now, we're only a few months away from Stella Artois Honey!


ya...not dumb or brave enough to try that.
 
2014-02-26 11:23:49 PM

Honest Geologist: The Irresponsible Captain: Cuthbert Allgood: Grog, biatches, grog

Found the Limey.

/I've spent all me tin with the lassies drinking gin

Now across the western ocean you must wander?


Its all for his beer and tobacco.
 
2014-02-26 11:26:39 PM
You know, I was sad when the idiot hipsters adopted cider because everybody thought I drank it just because it was popular.  But at the same time...the choices now...incredible.
 
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