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I know it's made in China and will likely kill me, but I enjoy this quite a bit:

♫ Weekends were made... for Michelob...♫

Anyone remember this one?

♫Here's to good friends... Tonight is kinda special.  The beer we pour.. must be something more somehow... ♫

Gawd, Iove that smarmy 70s style.

timujin: I know it's made in China and will likely kill me, but I enjoy this quite a bit:
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I like that one too! Cheers!

I also like Blue Moon and Amber Bock, so where does that put me in your precious beer map, subby!?

The last one hasn't even stopped accepting comments ...

If they brought back the original Michelob with the teardrop bottle, I'd drink it.

/the night, it belongs to Michelob.

Tonight, Let It Be Lowenbrau

If you ask for a specific brand in any bar, they'll give it to you.  But, in Philly, if you ask for a lager, they'll give you Yeungling.

Dennis Hopper approves.
Also:

Yuengling is the US's oldest brewer.

I miss Rainier.

No, wait, I miss Rainier commercials. Those were funny!

I don't get it. Michelob is 100% barley malt, no corn no rice. Yeungling, which though good, is made with corn and barley. Michelob products also taste better, jmho.

Heineken or death!

/nods towards Drew, gets ready to had to the fridge for another Heineken

I only drink Ox 45.

/Talls, of course.

Milk stouts ftw

/Blank

hey, if it's cold and you're offering, i will drink whatever you got.

I think Michelob would be easy to rebrand.  It has a reputation has better beer, just need to go away from the macrobeer image.

Put it in a different shaped bottle, give it a label that looks 40 years ago and bend it towards microbrews.
Make a Michelob wheat, ect.

\Do we really think blue moon is a microbrew?

ClavellBCMI: Heineken or death!

/nods towards Drew, gets ready to had to the fridge for another Heineken

blech, Heine tastes like it came out of one.

/meh, whatever, more for you

Enemabag Jones: I think Michelob would be easy to rebrand.  It has a reputation has better beer, just need to go away from the macrobeer image.

Put it in a different shaped bottle, give it a label that looks 40 years ago and bend it towards microbrews.
Make a Michelob wheat, ect.

\Do we really think blue moon is a microbrew?

I don't think Blue Moon, PBR or Yeungling are microbrews.

Perhaps we've filled up on the ads. It's sex in a canoe, we can only have a beer or two if we plan to drive so we pay more for the fewer we drink.

timujin: ClavellBCMI: Heineken or death!

/nods towards Drew, gets ready to had to the fridge for another Heineken

blech, Heine tastes like it came out of one.

/meh, whatever, more for you

Whatever floats your boat, and yes, more for me! Just take your PBR and pour it back into the horse it came from (and the same with Budweiser).

I drink Pabst (on account of it's what I cut my teeth on and it's the only cheap macro that has any taste IMO), only because they don't sell Yuengling in Wisconsin. :(

Oh, and if you ever find yourself in Kalamazoo, you need to go to the Beer Exchange:

Their beer prices are driven by demand.

/Michigan: crappy economy but we will get you wasted

timujin: Enemabag Jones: I think Michelob would be easy to rebrand.  It has a reputation has better beer, just need to go away from the macrobeer image.

Put it in a different shaped bottle, give it a label that looks 40 years ago and bend it towards microbrews.
Make a Michelob wheat, ect.

\Do we really think blue moon is a microbrew?

I don't think Blue Moon, PBR or Yeungling are microbrews.

PBR is up for sale, largest American beer company (for now) but has 0 breweries

Blue Moon is Coors

Yeungling is the largest American beer company that actually brews all they're own stuff.

ClavellBCMI: Heineken or death!

/nods towards Drew, gets ready to had to the fridge for another Heineken

That's some good, old-fashioned, family dick riding. :)

I'm drinking a 4Loko right now in a hotel because I am on a work trip. I have a 7-11.

Usually it's Dirty Bastard by Founders or Huma Lupa Licious.

/I know you're judging

Enemabag Jones: I think Michelob would be easy to rebrand.  It has a reputation has better beer, just need to go away from the macrobeer image.

Put it in a different shaped bottle, give it a label that looks 40 years ago and bend it towards microbrews.
Make a Michelob wheat, ect.

\Do we really think blue moon is a microbrew?

Changing Michelob to a wheat brew isn't a half-bad idea at all, if you could get AB-InBev out of their love for rice brews and cheapening every brand they buy to whatever the least expensive option they have available is.

Blue Moon is an InBev product, isn't it.

Ringshadow: [bellsbeer.com image 353x348]
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Oh, and if you ever find yourself in Kalamazoo, you need to go to the Beer Exchange:
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Their beer prices are driven by demand.

/Michigan: crappy economy but we will get you wasted

I might have to get over there some day... when I'm not already falling-down drunk.

timujin: I know it's made in China and will likely kill me, but I enjoy this quite a bit:
[indiqlo.com image 740x400]

Was just over there, had some Tsingtao (surprised to find it was founded in 1903 by German settlers) and Yanjing beer but didn't try your brand. Was surprised to find their beers were nice and light and washed down the spicy food quite well.

Love the Buddha bottle. I will look for it over here.

They made a Michelob wheat once. Also made a bud wheat. Neither lasted. Not for nothing, there was also a Michelob IPA. It was really excellent. Bitter at the front, the citrus, then smooth sweet. Not super heavy. But no one bought it because we expect IPAs to come in flashier bottles.

I know someone who refuses to drink Guinness because it is filtered with fish bladders. Why yes, he is a vegan.

Gimme some more of that sweet delicious fish bladder.

Going on a beer run, let me know if you guys need anything

Dwight_Yeast: Blue Moon is an InBev product, isn't it.

It's Molson-Coors

Shock Top is the InBev version

ClavellBCMI: Heineken or death!

/nods towards Drew, gets ready to had to the fridge for another Heineken

Drew actually does not care that much for Heineken, it is a meme that was assigned to him that is difficult to shake. His collaboration with Mr Wheaton and Stone Brewing to make Woot stout should say as much.

But I', not here to white night for Mr. Curtis.

My point to the article, or at least the headline is that american drinking public's taste has matured. and while the craft beer movement has exploded in recent years, a great deal of the drinkng public still does not have as ready access to  real, in the sense of small batch indie operator produced craft beer.

the fact that these people are choosing to drink the "Crafty" beers from the macor producers is actually a very good thing. at the very least, they provide a kind of .. training wheels  kind of beer  for the folks wanting to expand their tastes,

how many of you beer snobs out there find themselves at some kind of chain resturant and order the sam adams or the shock top or blue moon because it beats the alternative?

that's the target audience

Having been to the States multiple times, was introduced to Blue Moon 2 trips ago and it is my favourite beer when I can get it. It is now being imported into Australia (by Coca-Cola) but at the moment, not too many places are stocking it - my closest is a 20 mile round trip and a carton will cost me $60 (about$55 USD) It is a bit more expensive than Miller Genuine Draft or Chill (they are about $50 a slab) Loads and loads of taxes on beer (alcohol) here. Even a 420ml local brew (which is about 15oz) will cost me more than$7 at my local bar. That hurts...

\\end of expensive csb

timujin: ClavellBCMI: Heineken or death!

/nods towards Drew, gets ready to had to the fridge for another Heineken

blech, Heine tastes like it came out of one.

/meh, whatever, more for you

Becks is better

Phil ODendron: Having been to the States multiple times, was introduced to Blue Moon 2 trips ago and it is my favourite beer when I can get it. It is now being imported into Australia (by Coca-Cola) but at the moment, not too many places are stocking it - my closest is a 20 mile round trip and a carton will cost me $60 (about$55 USD) It is a bit more expensive than Miller Genuine Draft or Chill (they are about $50 a slab) Loads and loads of taxes on beer (alcohol) here. Even a 420ml local brew (which is about 15oz) will cost me more than$7 at my local bar. That hurts...

\\end of expensive csb

Isn't all your booze taxed via the Alcohol content down there?

Momzilla59: Yuengling is the US's oldest brewer.

I miss Rainier.

No, wait, I miss Rainier commercials. Those were funny!

Oh hell yeah! Remember the one with the guy riding the motorcycle on a windy mountain road (I'm supposing Mt. Rainier)?

Raaaaaaaaaaa- neeeeeeeeer- beeeeeeeeerrr!

Freakin awesome

shlabotnik: I know someone who refuses to drink Guinness because it is filtered with fish bladders. Why yes, he is a vegan.

Gimme some more of that sweet delicious fish bladder.

I can't even remember the last time AB even had a national Michelob commercial?    Once upon a time if you showed up with Michelob or Heineken you were considered classy.

I know it's hardly a micro brew anymore but I enjoy Shiner products

Dwight_Yeast: Blue Moon is an InBev product, isn't it.

Coors, actually, so SAB-Miller I believe. Still a multi-national conglomerate of shiat breweries.

Good rule of thumb for beer: if there's TV commercials for it, it's shiat.

So, beer thread.  Thought I'd ask, anyone know any good rauchbiers available in the DC area?  While ago I picked up a few bottles of Aecht Schlenkerla, half of which were quite satisfying while the other half was vinegar.

Actually had some Yuengling this weekend, which is rare for me (ie. to drink beer these days). I like it.

I prefer Blue Moon though. Dunno who got me on it, but I like that shiat.

/ Don't drink much beer these days

And a side note. I freakin HATE beer snobs. We have so many breweries within bicycling distance that its disgusting. I love them. But when I'm at a bar and i order an Anchor Steam instead of some local IPA, you all can go fark yourselves with the smarmy comments

Phil ODendron: Having been to the States multiple times, was introduced to Blue Moon 2 trips ago and it is my favourite beer when I can get it. It is now being imported into Australia (by Coca-Cola) but at the moment, not too many places are stocking it - my closest is a 20 mile round trip and a carton will cost me $60 (about$55 USD) It is a bit more expensive than Miller Genuine Draft or Chill (they are about $50 a slab) Loads and loads of taxes on beer (alcohol) here. Even a 420ml local brew (which is about 15oz) will cost me more than$7 at my local bar. That hurts...

\\end of expensive csb

Jesus. I'd be forced to brew/distill my own.

/ and I thought my state was bad taxing booze at 100%

ClavellBCMI: Ringshadow: [bellsbeer.com image 353x348]
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Oh, and if you ever find yourself in Kalamazoo, you need to go to the Beer Exchange:
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[juliesterling.files.wordpress.com image 800x454]

Their beer prices are driven by demand.

/Michigan: crappy economy but we will get you wasted

I might have to get over there some day... when I'm not already falling-down drunk.

WTF kinda bad habits are you teaching Bob over there? And Heinie? Dude what the hell?
I'll keep drinking my wheat/Weiss beers. Just not Blue Moon, the citrus taste is a bit too strong for my tastes.

Dingleberry Dickwad: ClavellBCMI: Ringshadow: [bellsbeer.com image 353x348]
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Oh, and if you ever find yourself in Kalamazoo, you need to go to the Beer Exchange:
[d31a1z4t2dmph5.cloudfront.net image 850x517]
[juliesterling.files.wordpress.com image 800x454]

Their beer prices are driven by demand.

/Michigan: crappy economy but we will get you wasted

I might have to get over there some day... when I'm not already falling-down drunk.

WTF kinda bad habits are you teaching Bob over there? And Heinie? Dude what the hell?
I'll keep drinking my wheat/Weiss beers. Just not Blue Moon, the citrus taste is a bit too strong for my tastes.

He likes the sort of brews you like, he hasn't picked up my tastes in beer (except he likes Budweiser, you might have to break him of that).

This beer company back after years away. They had closed before I was born so I never tried their original products but I don't care for the current lineup

After several Yuenglings I can make a Miller Light.

dinch: And a side note. I freakin HATE beer snobs. We have so many breweries within bicycling distance that its disgusting. I love them. But when I'm at a bar and i order an Anchor Steam instead of some local IPA, you all can go fark yourselves with the smarmy comments

Sum Guye: shlabotnik: I know someone who refuses to drink Guinness because it is filtered with fish bladders. Why yes, he is a vegan.

Gimme some more of that sweet delicious fish bladder.

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well.. isinglass is actually used to drop the yeast and other particulates out of the beer.. it basicly creates an Ionic ( not ironic) bond with the particles, causing the to bind and drop.  this works to take the load of most  types of filtration be ir plate, DE, or simply dropping it out.

Guinness, no doubt, back in the day used isinglass, but considering the volumes they deal with nowadays? they most likely use a centrifuge for clarification

bmr68: I can't even remember the last time AB even had a national Michelob commercial?    Once upon a time if you showed up with Michelob or Heineken you were considered classy.

At the bar I used to go out west they still have it on tap. And it was the only beer they had on tap. They even had an old 70's looking light up Michelob sign over the bar. I used to have one from time to time. I do like it but it was also for nostalgia. I remember it from when I was a kid hanging out at my Aunts bar. They used to serve it and I remember those bottles and the label covering the cap. Yep that was fancy stuff back then.

Michelob? that's the crap I used to call "Bottled Headache." I shiat you not the hangover would start before I was even done drinking. Switching to MGD was better.

/went slumming last week and bought a six pack of Miller High Life
//less than six bucks for six tallboys.

ClavellBCMI: Dingleberry Dickwad: ClavellBCMI: Ringshadow: [bellsbeer.com image 353x348]
[evbdn.eventbrite.com image 729x328]

[www.brown.com image 638x338]

Oh, and if you ever find yourself in Kalamazoo, you need to go to the Beer Exchange:
[d31a1z4t2dmph5.cloudfront.net image 850x517]
[juliesterling.files.wordpress.com image 800x454]

Their beer prices are driven by demand.

/Michigan: crappy economy but we will get you wasted

I might have to get over there some day... when I'm not already falling-down drunk.

WTF kinda bad habits are you teaching Bob over there? And Heinie? Dude what the hell?
I'll keep drinking my wheat/Weiss beers. Just not Blue Moon, the citrus taste is a bit too strong for my tastes.

He likes the sort of brews you like, he hasn't picked up my tastes in beer (except he likes Budweiser, you might have to break him of that).

Eh, I'll drink Bud, or even the dreaded Natty light in a pinch, or if I'm running close to broke. Still better than the fermented donkey piss you seem to enjoy. Besides, you likely have more influence on him than I do these days. Get yerselves a few Schneider-Weiss, or New Glarus Dancing Man when they come out in I think spring. Or for a more girly, but pretty good beer New Glarus has out now you can try the Wisconsin Belgian Red. It's a bit on the sweet side, but pretty good.

I loves me some Samuel Smiths.

drew46n2: Good rule of thumb for beer: if there's TV commercials for it, it's shiat.

PBR?

Dingleberry Dickwad: ClavellBCMI: Dingleberry Dickwad: ClavellBCMI: Ringshadow: [bellsbeer.com image 353x348]
[evbdn.eventbrite.com image 729x328]

[www.brown.com image 638x338]

Oh, and if you ever find yourself in Kalamazoo, you need to go to the Beer Exchange:
[d31a1z4t2dmph5.cloudfront.net image 850x517]
[juliesterling.files.wordpress.com image 800x454]

Their beer prices are driven by demand.

/Michigan: crappy economy but we will get you wasted

I might have to get over there some day... when I'm not already falling-down drunk.

WTF kinda bad habits are you teaching Bob over there? And Heinie? Dude what the hell?
I'll keep drinking my wheat/Weiss beers. Just not Blue Moon, the citrus taste is a bit too strong for my tastes.

He likes the sort of brews you like, he hasn't picked up my tastes in beer (except he likes Budweiser, you might have to break him of that).

Eh, I'll drink Bud, or even the dreaded Natty light in a pinch, or if I'm running close to broke. Still better than the fermented donkey piss you seem to enjoy. Besides, you likely have more influence on him than I do these days. Get yerselves a few Schneider-Weiss, or New Glarus Dancing Man when they come out in I think spring. Or for a more girly, but pretty good beer New Glarus has out now you can try the Wisconsin Belgian Red. It's a bit on the sweet side, but pretty good.

An ex-in-law calls Heineken "wolf-piss", but I still like my Heineken. Everyone has their own tastes in fermented and distilled alcohol, but at least i don't sing the praises of Keystone or Old Milwaukee.

Chevello: Michelob? that's the crap I used to call "Bottled Headache." I shiat you not the hangover would start before I was even done drinking. Switching to MGD was better.

/went slumming last week and bought a six pack of Miller High Life
//less than six bucks for six tallboys.

I'm as beer snobby as I can be, but every now and then a cold high life goes down pretty well

ClavellBCMI: Dingleberry Dickwad: ClavellBCMI: Dingleberry Dickwad: ClavellBCMI: Ringshadow: [bellsbeer.com image 353x348]
[evbdn.eventbrite.com image 729x328]

[www.brown.com image 638x338]

Oh, and if you ever find yourself in Kalamazoo, you need to go to the Beer Exchange:
[d31a1z4t2dmph5.cloudfront.net image 850x517]
[juliesterling.files.wordpress.com image 800x454]

Their beer prices are driven by demand.

/Michigan: crappy economy but we will get you wasted

I might have to get over there some day... when I'm not already falling-down drunk.

WTF kinda bad habits are you teaching Bob over there? And Heinie? Dude what the hell?
I'll keep drinking my wheat/Weiss beers. Just not Blue Moon, the citrus taste is a bit too strong for my tastes.

He likes the sort of brews you like, he hasn't picked up my tastes in beer (except he likes Budweiser, you might have to break him of that).

Eh, I'll drink Bud, or even the dreaded Natty light in a pinch, or if I'm running close to broke. Still better than the fermented donkey piss you seem to enjoy. Besides, you likely have more influence on him than I do these days. Get yerselves a few Schneider-Weiss, or New Glarus Dancing Man when they come out in I think spring. Or for a more girly, but pretty good beer New Glarus has out now you can try the Wisconsin Belgian Red. It's a bit on the sweet side, but pretty good.

An ex-in-law calls Heineken "wolf-piss", but I still like my Heineken. Everyone has their own tastes in fermented and distilled alcohol, but at least i don't sing the praises of Keystone or Old Milwaukee.

Yeah, I'm betting most of the rest of you folks out in Michigan would look down on my preference for Jaeger (no, not Jaeger bombs) for my distilled alcohol if I'm drinking it straight, or brandy old fashioneds if I'm doing mixed drinks. I've got a pretty good idea which former in'law used to call it wolf piss. Give Bob a smack upside the head for me would ya?

I like my Old Mil but like my Yuengling Lager on occasion.

GentDirkly: They made a Michelob wheat once. Also made a bud wheat. Neither lasted. Not for nothing, there was also a Michelob IPA. It was really excellent. Bitter at the front, the citrus, then smooth sweet. Not super heavy. But no one bought it because we expect IPAs to come in flashier bottles.

I associate Michelob with low cal beers, not IPAs. I probably would've passed it for a micro brew IPA as well. I think Ultra really hurt the overall brand.

i'm all about the dark beer

the darker the better

timujin: ClavellBCMI: Heineken or death!

/nods towards Drew, gets ready to had to the fridge for another Heineken

blech, Heine tastes like it came out of one.

/meh, whatever, more for you

Heineken tastes too skunk for me. However, Heineken Light is very good. Don't know what they did differently, but it works.

Barry McCokiner: I know it's hardly a micro brew anymore but I enjoy Shiner products

If you enjoy it, who cares if it isn't a microbrew anymore? I doubt anyone worth listening to would complain that a business that makes a product they like is successful.

As for Michelob, it'll come back into fashion in a few years. Lone Star is starting to replace PBR as the hipster beer of choice, so once Lone Star's turn is up, Michelob will slap on the old bottles and slide right back in.

drew46n2: Good rule of thumb for beer: if there's TV commercials for it, it's shiat.

My favorite beers don't even own a TV.

Seriously, I gotta know - who in the hell drinks Michelob? I don't know a soul who does.

Never had Yuengling. I love Anchor Steam and Baltica #9. Blue Moon and Shocktop are not too shabby. Then again I do not get out much where beer is concerned.

What I do not like are the $13 six pack "craft" brews. Even on a split I usually get overhopped garbage with a stupid name like "Tree Sperm Super IPA". /My opinion sucks. Dingleberry Dickwad: ClavellBCMI: Dingleberry Dickwad: ClavellBCMI: Dingleberry Dickwad: ClavellBCMI: Ringshadow: [bellsbeer.com image 353x348] [evbdn.eventbrite.com image 729x328] [www.brown.com image 638x338] Oh, and if you ever find yourself in Kalamazoo, you need to go to the Beer Exchange: [d31a1z4t2dmph5.cloudfront.net image 850x517] [juliesterling.files.wordpress.com image 800x454] Their beer prices are driven by demand. /Michigan: crappy economy but we will get you wasted I might have to get over there some day... when I'm not already falling-down drunk. WTF kinda bad habits are you teaching Bob over there? And Heinie? Dude what the hell? I'll keep drinking my wheat/Weiss beers. Just not Blue Moon, the citrus taste is a bit too strong for my tastes. He likes the sort of brews you like, he hasn't picked up my tastes in beer (except he likes Budweiser, you might have to break him of that). Eh, I'll drink Bud, or even the dreaded Natty light in a pinch, or if I'm running close to broke. Still better than the fermented donkey piss you seem to enjoy. Besides, you likely have more influence on him than I do these days. Get yerselves a few Schneider-Weiss, or New Glarus Dancing Man when they come out in I think spring. Or for a more girly, but pretty good beer New Glarus has out now you can try the Wisconsin Belgian Red. It's a bit on the sweet side, but pretty good. An ex-in-law calls Heineken "wolf-piss", but I still like my Heineken. Everyone has their own tastes in fermented and distilled alcohol, but at least i don't sing the praises of Keystone or Old Milwaukee. Yeah, I'm betting most of the rest of you folks out in Michigan would look down on my preference for Jaeger (no, not Jaeger bombs) for my distilled alcohol if I'm drinking it straight, or brandy old fashioneds if I'm doing mixed drinks. I've got a pretty good idea which former in'law used to call it wolf piss. Give Bob a smack upside the head for me would ya? I once made the mistake of drinking shots of ouzo. I think I spent the next three days regretting it (the stuff tastes great going down, but *damn* that was one hell of a hangover!). Didn't know they still made Hamm's, haven't seen it in years. Also I have seen Keystone around but have never ever seen anyone drink or purchase it . WTFDYW: I like my Old Mil but like my Yuengling Lager on occasion. You actually admit to drinking Old Millwater??? Do you even have a digestive system??? As American as date rape. Yuengling needs to abandon the damn green bottles. I'd say 50% of the Yuengling bottles I open are skunked. There is one restaurant in nearby Endicott, NY that has only ever served me skunked Yuengling bottles. I only buy cans now. Not only are cans more eco, but they're simply better beer protection. RY28: Didn't know they still made Hamm's, haven't seen it in years. Also I have seen Keystone around but have never ever seen anyone drink or purchase it . HAMMS... the beer refreshing... HAMMS... the beer refreshing... HAMMS! /Quarter taps of that lovely beerlike substance back in college in the 80s ClavellBCMI: WTFDYW: I like my Old Mil but like my Yuengling Lager on occasion. You actually admit to drinking Old Millwater??? Do you even have a digestive system??? I drank cases and cases and cases of Ol' Mil in returnable bottles in college. Every once in a while I'll buy some just for old time's sake. If it's nice and cold, it's drinkable. To me it's in the same category as PBR. Do they still make Lucky Lager? I remember going through a phase where I drank cans of that. I just tried Yuengling for the first time yesterday (I am away from home and it was there). Not bad. It has flavor, and is not disagreeable. None of the beers I have mentioned have any hop flavor whatsoever. But sometimes I'm in the mood for a nice watery malty cold beer. dinch: And a side note. I freakin HATE beer snobs. We have so many breweries within bicycling distance that its disgusting. I love them. But when I'm at a bar and i order an Anchor Steam instead of some local IPA, you all can go fark yourselves with the smarmy comments Anyone who disses Anchor Steam deserves to drown in vat of Steel Reserve then spend eternity in Hell being forced to drink unending quantities of Natty Ice. GentDirkly: They made a Michelob wheat once. Also made a bud wheat. Neither lasted. Not for nothing, there was also a Michelob IPA. It was really excellent. Bitter at the front, the citrus, then smooth sweet. Not super heavy. But no one bought it because we expect IPAs to come in flashier bottles. I picked up a pack of Michelob Hefeweizen one night in college - figured that while I didn't like Michelob, I did like wheat beers so it might turn out to be a wash. Five 20-ish guys, at a tech school, during winter, drinking to get drunk - It was so bad that even the guy who was known for punching himself in the leg as a measure of how drunk he was couldn't finish one. We had to switch back to our regular fancy beer - bud light. b0rscht: RY28: Didn't know they still made Hamm's, haven't seen it in years. Also I have seen Keystone around but have never ever seen anyone drink or purchase it . HAMMS... the beer refreshing... HAMMS... the beer refreshing... HAMMS! /Quarter taps of that lovely beerlike substance back in college in the 80s Dear Lord in heaven I heard that jingle about a billion times before I graduated high school! /born in 1961, grew up in Northern Wisconsin where the only TV stations we got were in Minnesota, so we saw *plenty* of Hamms commercials, I still remember the Hamms bear with some fondness GRCooper: Chevello: Michelob? that's the crap I used to call "Bottled Headache." I shiat you not the hangover would start before I was even done drinking. Switching to MGD was better. /went slumming last week and bought a six pack of Miller High Life //less than six bucks for six tallboys. I'm as beer snobby as I can be, but every now and then a cold high life goes down pretty well I used to drink it when I was young and poor, but thought I would give it a try again. It's getting old paying close to$20 for a sixpack of craft brew that more often than not tastes like paint thinner and gets me hammered before the first one is gone. As I get older I am starting to shy away from anything with an an ABV over about 6.5%

These days I'll buy any beer that goes for under a buck per bottle or can (well, except for the "water" beers like Bud or Coors, though I do enjoy a Busch once in a while if I'm out camping). Yuengling falls into that category... wish it was easier to find out West.

Just happy to be in Wisconsin; when not feeling crafty, Point Special is all I need, though I do loves me some Yuengling Black and Tan when I can find a friend heading out to PA.

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Just happy to be in Wisconsin; when not feeling crafty, Point Special is all I need, though I do loves me some Yuengling Black and Tan when I can find a friend heading out to PA.

For some reason I've never been able to get into any of the Point beers that I've tried. Granted I haven't tried most of their beers other than Point Special, their St. Benedicts Winter Ale, their black ale from 2012 and their Beyond the Pale (which I loathed). Their root beer and their cream soda's are pretty good though.

Cerebral Knievel: how many of you beer snobs out there find themselves at some kind of chain resturant and order the sam adams or the shock top or blue moon because it beats the alternative?

that's the target audience

Been there a few times. I start off with "what do you have on tap?" then proceed to "Do you have anything by Shiner?" and as a last resort: "what's the darkest beer you sell?"

Thank goodness for Shiner Bock. Most of the chain restaurants carry it around here.

Barry McCokiner: I know it's hardly a micro brew anymore but I enjoy Shiner products

At some point in my life, I really want to tour that brewery. As it is, I'm impressed with the number of flavors Shiner's been cranking out over the past few years. Warmer weather is finally starting to show up and I want some Redbird. Actually, I'd really love to find a sixer of the prickly pear beer they sold in limited quantities in a variety pack last year.

ifky: Going on a beer run, let me know if you guys need anything

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My 19yo nephew just bought himself an '80 TA and brought it out for the first time today. Henceforth he shall forever be known as Bandit.

Damn! It's krezappy!

I'd just like to say that I had previously, at some point, tagged you in green with 'Crezappy Feet Stank' and I wasn't able to recall why I had done so until just now.

/Pouring out a 40 of Rocket Fuel Malt Liquor for Phil

Phil ODendron: Having been to the States multiple times, was introduced to Blue Moon 2 trips ago and it is my favourite beer when I can get it. It is now being imported into Australia (by Coca-Cola) but at the moment, not too many places are stocking it - my closest is a 20 mile round trip and a carton will cost me $60 (about$55 USD) It is a bit more expensive than Miller Genuine Draft or Chill (they are about $50 a slab) Loads and loads of taxes on beer (alcohol) here. Even a 420ml local brew (which is about 15oz) will cost me more than$7 at my local bar. That hurts...

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Oh wow. Ever thought of home brewing? At that price it makes a lot of sense. A Blue Moon clone is really easy beer to make.

Just happy to be in Wisconsin; when not feeling crafty, Point Special is all I need, though I do loves me some Yuengling Black and Tan when I can find a friend heading out to PA.

For some reason I've never been able to get into any of the Point beers that I've tried. Granted I haven't tried most of their beers other than Point Special, their St. Benedicts Winter Ale, their black ale from 2012 and their Beyond the Pale (which I loathed). Their root beer and their cream soda's are pretty good though.

The Point root beer is the best I've ever had; I think even better than Sprecher.  Point Special I've been drinking since high school, and I'm 55 now. My favorite bar in Madison, The Plaza (where I worked forever) is now owned by a good friend of mine, and he has flat out said if I stopped drinking it, he'd put something else on tap, probably some Wisconsin craft brew.  I feel honored!  Point's "Whole Hog" series has a number of good brews, including an IPA that puts the Beyond The Pale to utter and complete shame.

I don't know...I always considered Michelob to be an 'old person's' beer....only because my grandfather would have one with some pizza every Saturday. Besides him, I have never seen another person order/drinking a Michelob in any bar or restaurant I've been to.

drew46n2Good rule of thumb for beer: if there's TV commercials for it, it's shiat.

TanHamster: Yuengling needs to abandon the damn green bottles.  I'd say 50% of the Yuengling bottles I open are skunked.  There is one restaurant in nearby Endicott, NY that has only ever served me skunked Yuengling bottles.  I only buy cans now.  Not only are cans more eco, but they're simply better beer protection.

Same for Heineken. It's not the beer that's skunky its the bottle sitting under the worst florescent light imaginable for beer.

Michelob needs to look for ways to appeal to the hipster crowd. I mean it has to be ironic in some way to drink it.

All I remember about Michelob is that the foil would extend all the way from the cap to the neck of the bottle. I guess that was supposed to be classy or something.

Phil ODendron: Having been to the States multiple times, was introduced to Blue Moon 2 trips ago and it is my favourite beer when I can get it. It is now being imported into Australia (by Coca-Cola) but at the moment, not too many places are stocking it - my closest is a 20 mile round trip and a carton will cost me $60 (about$55 USD) It is a bit more expensive than Miller Genuine Draft or Chill (they are about $50 a slab) Loads and loads of taxes on beer (alcohol) here. Even a 420ml local brew (which is about 15oz) will cost me more than$7 at my local bar. That hurts...

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A 20-mile round trip? Wow, it's 10 miles to my nearest grocery store and I live in semi-rural Virginia! Thank God gas is only $3.159 a gallon. SirEattonHogg: drew46n2: Good rule of thumb for beer: if there's TV commercials for it, it's shiat. [zinthrop.com image 440x600] Came for '80s Genesis Michelob commercial, leaving satisfied! madcitymac: Dingleberry Dickwad: madcitymac: [img.fark.net image 413x310] Just happy to be in Wisconsin; when not feeling crafty, Point Special is all I need, though I do loves me some Yuengling Black and Tan when I can find a friend heading out to PA. For some reason I've never been able to get into any of the Point beers that I've tried. Granted I haven't tried most of their beers other than Point Special, their St. Benedicts Winter Ale, their black ale from 2012 and their Beyond the Pale (which I loathed). Their root beer and their cream soda's are pretty good though. The Point root beer is the best I've ever had; I think even better than Sprecher. Point Special I've been drinking since high school, and I'm 55 now. My favorite bar in Madison, The Plaza (where I worked forever) is now owned by a good friend of mine, and he has flat out said if I stopped drinking it, he'd put something else on tap, probably some Wisconsin craft brew. I feel honored! Point's "Whole Hog" series has a number of good brews, including an IPA that puts the Beyond The Pale to utter and complete shame. Meh, I've tried a few other IPA's and they just aren't my thing, I'd sooner drink a regular lager. I'll have to see what other ones Point has year round since pretty much every store in the area carries a few varieties. One of these years I'll have to see about taking the tour of the Point brewery since it's only 30 minutes away. Oh, so that's why Blue Moon is almost$10 for a 6 pack. It's less disgusting that any other beer I've ever tried, I'll give it that.

twiztedjustin: Oh, so that's why Blue Moon is almost $10 for a 6 pack. It's less disgusting that any other beer I've ever tried, I'll give it that. Dunno where you live that it costs that much, but around here it's something like$8 and some change for a sixer of bottles. It's only about a buck and some change more than a sixer of Miller or Bud.

AlwaysRightBoy: timujin: I know it's made in China and will likely kill me, but I enjoy this quite a bit:
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Was just over there, had some Tsingtao (surprised to find it was founded in 1903 by German settlers) and Yanjing beer but didn't try your brand. Was surprised to find their beers were nice and light and washed down the spicy food quite well.

Love the Buddha bottle. I will look for it over here.

It's light and maybe a little sweet, though not in a non-beery way.  It also goes well with spicy food.  I can usually find it at most grocery stores around here.

brainiac-dumdum: timujin: ClavellBCMI: Heineken or death!

/nods towards Drew, gets ready to had to the fridge for another Heineken

blech, Heine tastes like it came out of one.

/meh, whatever, more for you

Becks is better

Horse urine might well be better

AlwaysRightBoy: had some Tsingtao (surprised to find it was founded in 1903 by German settlers)

also...
That's what the Germans did at the end of the 18th / start of the 19th century, they spread over the world and made beer.  Beats how they tried to spread a hundred years later... But anyway.  The oldest beer still brewed in Mexico for instance, Sol, was started by a German immigrant.

/we can also thank them for Tejano music, they brought polka over and the Mexicans had Spanish guitar music and a horrible bastard was inflicted upon the world
//can't hear it without salivating for enchiladas
///fark you, Pavlov
/fourth row of slashies for insulting two cultures in one post

Hene, or most of the Shiner line up.  Also, Miller has come out with a new brew called Fortune which is tasty.  Have fun!

Blue Moon actually isn't bad. Can't say the same for PBR or Yuengling.

On a side note for any one in the Chicago area, Off Color Brewing's Troublesome (a citrusy Gose) and Scurry (an Altbier) are excellent choices if you are getting tired of the IPAs. Six-packs are starting to show up in stores and I might be addicted to the Troublesome.

Michel

Michelob Amber Bock's not bad at all. Can't speak for any of their other brews, however.

You boys can come to L.I. when you are ready to get seriously tanked. I'll buy a few rounds.

Michelob tastes like carbonated ice tea in which someone left a cigarette butt.

SirEattonHogg: drew46n2:  Good rule of thumb for beer: if there's TV commercials for it, it's shiat.

Ahem

The Lone Gunman: If you ask for a specific brand in any bar, they'll give it to you.  But, in Philly, if you ask for a lager, they'll give you Yeungling.

That's one of my favorite things about going back to Philly.

I got the following in the email today:

Police are warning all men who frequent clubs, parties & local pubs to be alert and stay cautious when offered a drink by any woman. Many females use a date-rape-drug on the market called ' Beer' . The drug is found in liquid form and is available anywhere. It comes in bottles, cans, or from taps and in large kegs.

Beer is used by female sexual predators at parties and bars to persuade their male victims to go home and sleep with them.
A woman needs only to get a guy to consume a few units of Beer and then simply ask him home for no-strings-attached sex.

Men are rendered helpless against this approach. After several Beers , men will often succumb to the desires to sleep with horrific looking women to whom they would never normally be attracted. After drinking Beer , men often awaken with only hazy memories of exactly what happened to them the night before, often with just a vague feeling that 'something bad' occurred.

At other times these unfortunate men are swindled out of their life's savings, in a familiar scam known as 'a relationship'. In extreme cases, the female may even be shrewd enough to entrap the unsuspecting male into a longer-term form of servitude and punishment referred to as 'marriage'. Men are much more susceptible to this scam after Beer is administered and sex is offered by the predatory females.

If you fall victim to this ' Beer' scam and the women administering it, there are male support groups where you can discuss the details of your shocking encounter with similarly victimized men. For the support group nearest you, just look up 'Golf Courses' in the phone book.

You have been warned!!!

I have another basic rule, if it comes in an aluminum can or a glass bottle it's shiat.

The beer selection here in Russian generally sucks. The baltika lineup is pretty good for the low end, and Lowenbrau serves that purpose well too. When I want to get really fancy, I'll throw down the cash for Czech Budweisers. I also recently found a fancy grocery store that sells the complete product lineup of Wytchwood Brewery, and they have some tasty, tasty shiat.

That reminds me, this should be hitting stores right about now:

/yum

Article fails by calling Shock Top a craft beer. The whole point of faux craft beers is to grab shelf space from the real ones, and deceive those who don't know who really makes them.

I wouldn't really consider beers like Blue Moon or Shock Top to be a bad thing if they were at least honest on the packaging about who really brews them. It's the deception that bothers me. I know you can always Ask Google™, but that shouldn't be necessary.

ClavellBCMI: WTFDYW: I like my Old Mil but like my Yuengling Lager on occasion.

You actually admit to drinking Old Millwater??? Do you even have a digestive system???

My digestive system works just fine. I acquired a taste for Old Mil because it doesn't taste like varnish remover like so many hopped up beers do.

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Oh, and if you ever find yourself in Kalamazoo, you need to go to the Beer Exchange:
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Their beer prices are driven by demand.

/Michigan: crappy economy but we will get you wasted

I think I just fell in love.

Yuengling is really kinda gross; it's too sweet.

JVD: Yuengling in Wisconsin

use google fu, stunned, they don't

The Lone Gunman: If you ask for a specific brand in any bar, they'll give it to you.  But, in PhillyPennsylvania, if you ask for a lager, they'll give you Yeungling.

It's that way in the bars I've been at in Harrisburg, Scranton, Pittsburgh, and Erie.  The only exception is if you are at a micro-brew bar (like Church Brewworks in Pitt or Victory Brewpub in Downingtown), where ordering just a "lager" will get you the lager they brew.

That being said (bracing for angry feedback), Yuengling is not a great beer.  It is good, but not great.  Don't get me wrong, I drink it fairly regularly and enjoy it.  It is one of the best beers in its price range, but over all, it's kind of "meh".  It is my "go to" beer if I want something refreshing while mowing the lawn or tailgating a football game, but if I'm looking for a good tasting beer to pair with a meal (that isn't hot wings), it's not likely to be a Yuengling.

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Just happy to be in Wisconsin; when not feeling crafty, Point Special is all I need, though I do loves me some Yuengling Black and Tan when I can find a friend heading out to PA.

One of the things I miss about being in Chicago is that I don't have access to Point Special .

RY28: madcitymac: [img.fark.net image 413x310]
Just happy to be in Wisconsin; when not feeling crafty, Point Special is all I need, though I do loves me some Yuengling Black and Tan when I can find a friend heading out to PA.

One of the things I miss about being in Chicago is that I don't have access to Point Special .

Supposedly, Teddy's in Arlington Heights and Binney's in Niles have Point!

Just happy to be in Wisconsin; when not feeling crafty, Point Special is all I need, though I do loves me some Yuengling Black and Tan when I can find a friend heading out to PA.

One of the things I miss about being in Chicago is that I don't have access to Point Special .

Supposedly, Teddy's in Arlington Heights and Binney's in Niles have Point!

Yeah but I'm in Va.Beach : (

RY28: madcitymac: RY28: madcitymac: [img.fark.net image 413x310]
Just happy to be in Wisconsin; when not feeling crafty, Point Special is all I need, though I do loves me some Yuengling Black and Tan when I can find a friend heading out to PA.

One of the things I miss about being in Chicago is that I don't have access to Point Special .

Supposedly, Teddy's in Arlington Heights and Binney's in Niles have Point!

Yeah but I'm in Va.Beach : (

Oh crap, I had read that wrong; MISS being in Chicago, not IN Chicago.  Stupid dementia....

abmoraz: The Lone Gunman: If you ask for a specific brand in any bar, they'll give it to you.  But, in PhillyPennsylvania, if you ask for a lager, they'll give you Yeungling.

It's that way in the bars I've been at in Harrisburg, Scranton, Pittsburgh, and Erie.  The only exception is if you are at a micro-brew bar (like Church Brewworks in Pitt or Victory Brewpub in Downingtown), where ordering just a "lager" will get you the lager they brew.

That being said (bracing for angry feedback), Yuengling is not a great beer.  It is good, but not great.  Don't get me wrong, I drink it fairly regularly and enjoy it.  It is one of the best beers in its price range, but over all, it's kind of "meh".  It is my "go to" beer if I want something refreshing while mowing the lawn or tailgating a football game, but if I'm looking for a good tasting beer to pair with a meal (that isn't hot wings), it's not likely to be a Yuengling.

What I tell people is, it's good cheap beer.  It's not craft brew, nor does it pretend to be.  I would however suggest you try the Black and Tan which is excellent.

If you have not yet discovered this microbrewer, then you should.  They are going to be big.

http://jacksabbybrewing.com

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