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(The Wire)   The changing tastes in American beer: Americans are drinking a good deal more Blue Moon, Pabst Blue Ribbon, and Yuengling. Michelob? Not so much   (thewire.com) divider line 128
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2014-03-11 08:29:32 PM

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%
 
2014-03-11 08:29:46 PM

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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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.
 
2014-03-11 08:36:39 PM

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).
 
2014-03-11 08:37:11 PM
encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.comThis 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
 
2014-03-11 08:39:30 PM
After several Yuenglings I can make a Miller Light.
 
2014-03-11 08:41:11 PM

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
 
2014-03-11 08:41:48 PM

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.
 
2014-03-11 08:44:10 PM
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.
 
2014-03-11 08:46:36 PM

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.
 
2014-03-11 08:48:46 PM
I loves me some Samuel Smiths.
 
2014-03-11 08:49:55 PM

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


See also: Tequila
 
2014-03-11 08:50:52 PM
PBR?
 
2014-03-11 08:51:31 PM

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.
 
2014-03-11 08:54:32 PM

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
 
2014-03-11 08:56:30 PM

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?
 
2014-03-11 09:00:39 PM
I like my Old Mil but like my Yuengling Lager on occasion.
 
2014-03-11 09:00:44 PM

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.
 
2014-03-11 09:06:09 PM
i'm all about the dark beer

the darker the better
 
2014-03-11 09:06:45 PM

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.
 
2014-03-11 09:06:47 PM
Seriously, I gotta know - who in the hell drinks Michelob? I don't know a soul who does.
 
2014-03-11 09:07:42 PM
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.
 
2014-03-11 09:11:55 PM

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!).
 
2014-03-11 09:12:51 PM
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 .
 
2014-03-11 09:13:14 PM

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???
 
2014-03-11 09:13:20 PM
As American as date rape.

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2014-03-11 09:16:46 PM
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.
 
2014-03-11 09:19:18 PM

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
 
2014-03-11 09:23:40 PM

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.
 
2014-03-11 09:24:16 PM

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.
 
2014-03-11 09:31:36 PM

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.
 
2014-03-11 09:31:52 PM

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
 
2014-03-11 09:32:01 PM

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%
 
2014-03-11 09:34:03 PM
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.
 
2014-03-11 09:34:29 PM
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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.
 
2014-03-11 09:44:26 PM

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.
 
2014-03-11 09:50:10 PM

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.
 
2014-03-11 09:52:18 PM

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.
 
2014-03-11 09:53:36 PM

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.
 
2014-03-11 09:59:37 PM

CptnSpldng: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JpwjnMFlJI

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
 
2014-03-11 10:03:25 PM

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


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.
 
2014-03-11 10:08:18 PM

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.
 
2014-03-11 10:11:54 PM
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.
 
2014-03-11 10:14:22 PM
drew46n2Good rule of thumb for beer: if there's TV commercials for it, it's shiat.


zinthrop.com
 
2014-03-11 10:17:39 PM

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.
 
2014-03-11 10:18:19 PM
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.
 
2014-03-11 10:22:33 PM

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


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.
 
2014-03-11 10:24:43 PM

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


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Came for '80s Genesis Michelob commercial, leaving satisfied!
 
2014-03-11 10:53:36 PM

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.
 
2014-03-11 11:12:21 PM
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.
 
2014-03-11 11:15:55 PM

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.
 
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