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2014-03-28 01:14:55 PM

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Modern, ancient, it's all good.  IMO

 
2014-03-28 02:06:43 PM
mead?

party like a viking
 
2014-03-28 02:25:11 PM
If I want to drink like Dear Old Dad:

robsbeercans.com
 
2014-03-28 02:34:20 PM

2wolves: [i1089.photobucket.com image 470x431]Modern, ancient, it's all good.  IMO


Kvasir is pretty good - recommended if you can still find it (haven't seen it in a while).  Midas Touch (their first) is still the classic.  Probably not that authentic since the ingredient list is way more than the average household would have on hand, but still a good (high end) representation of the style.

The book "Radical Brewing" is a bit more true to the original recipes for historical beer styles that homebrewers can re-create with some work.

Now that Rolling Rock has moved, I can't drink the same beer as my ancestors.  So I have to use milk on my cereal.
 
2014-03-28 02:38:17 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: mead?

party like a viking


Between my co-worker and I, we have pretty much forced the liquor store near our workplace to keep Dansk Mjød Viking Blod in stock. Tasty stuff.

3.bp.blogspot.com


/ about $32.00 for 750 Ml worth of tasty.
 
2014-03-28 02:41:55 PM
I'm lucky enough to have a DFH Alehouse around the corner from my house.

The Kvasir was on draft for one wonderful bank draining month.
 
2014-03-28 02:51:52 PM
Imagine that. My people were brewing beer 9000 years ago.
 
2014-03-28 02:52:04 PM

syberpud: 2wolves: [i1089.photobucket.com image 470x431]Modern, ancient, it's all good.  IMO

Kvasir is pretty good - recommended if you can still find it (haven't seen it in a while).  Midas Touch (their first) is still the classic.  Probably not that authentic since the ingredient list is way more than the average household would have on hand, but still a good (high end) representation of the style.

The book "Radical Brewing" is a bit more true to the original recipes for historical beer styles that homebrewers can re-create with some work.

Now that Rolling Rock has moved, I can't drink the same beer as my ancestors.  So I have to use milk on my cereal.


My ancestors drank Budweiser beers.  Now some foreigners own Budweiser, but I don't have any misgivings.  Malted barley, yeast and hops = corn flakes in a can.
 
2014-03-28 03:03:34 PM
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Can trace my family lines straight back to the Isle of Skye where this is distilled
 
2014-03-28 03:20:39 PM
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-03-28 03:24:09 PM
Cool...the local Bevmo carries a couple of their Ancient brews in stock.

Hey, it's Friday for fark's sake...quit looking at me like that.
 
2014-03-28 03:28:31 PM
So, basically mead and wine, maybe some primitive beer?

//that being said, we all know they'd have done jello shots if they existed. it's just a fact of life..
 
2014-03-28 03:45:10 PM
whatever i'm drinking, it's out of the skull of a reindeer
 
2014-03-28 03:50:53 PM
I'm part Irish, German, and Bohemian.  No wonder I drink.
 
2014-03-28 03:58:23 PM
Considering the English part of me came here on the Mayflower, and then again around 1690, but the German and Czech parts got here about 1913, I'm confused.

/So vodak it is.
 
2014-03-28 04:02:56 PM
My ancestors are from Scotland. I wish I knew what to drink.
 
2014-03-28 04:14:05 PM
That ain't beer.

Whar are hops? Whar?

I could understand less than a pound of hops per bottle but NO HOPS AT ALL?

That ain't beer.

/it's called satire and sarcasm and hyperbole and NOT trolling
 
2014-03-28 04:22:46 PM
Midas Touch was odd, but not all that great. That Chinese one was unpleasant. Etrusca was farking glorious. I bought out the neighborhood store.

/Italian, but not Etruscan descent
 
2014-03-28 04:29:41 PM

bbqsandwich: [upload.wikimedia.org image 175x197]


Prolly my first taste of beer, fishing with dad in 1970s Wisconsin. Good times, good times.
 
2014-03-28 04:44:18 PM
Yummy!

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2014-03-28 04:51:26 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: mead?

party like a viking


I have several gallons of 2 year aged mead that was casked at 142 proof that's getting tapped next weekend.  My brewer is excited.  I also have a couple gallons of other flavored meads (his choice) getting bottled at the same time.  It's an exciting time to be drunk
 
2014-03-28 04:52:07 PM
I'll stick to reindeer urine.

That or Coors.
 
2014-03-28 05:32:12 PM

RexTalionis: Imagine that. My people were brewing beer 9000 years ago.


Yet the best beer in China is based off a German recipe.
 
2014-03-28 05:41:12 PM

Smeggy Smurf: The Stealth Hippopotamus: mead?

party like a viking

I have several gallons of 2 year aged mead that was casked at 142 proof that's getting tapped next weekend.  My brewer is excited.  I also have a couple gallons of other flavored meads (his choice) getting bottled at the same time.  It's an exciting time to be drunk


DAMN.
 
2014-03-28 05:43:54 PM

GRCooper: My ancestors are from Scotland. I wish I knew what to drink.


For scotch, start with Glen Livet or Glen Fiddich 12 year.  Both are easy to get into and enjoy.  Another easy drinker (I think) is called anCnoc.  Try it without ice or water first, then perhaps add a single cube or a few drops of water to change the taste.  Enjoy!
 
2014-03-28 05:54:39 PM
No, thanks. Dad drank Early Times.

(7th -- or thereabouts -- great grandson of George Dickel.)
 
2014-03-28 05:59:25 PM

Proletariat In Charge: GRCooper: My ancestors are from Scotland. I wish I knew what to drink.

For scotch, start with Glen Livet or Glen Fiddich 12 year.  Both are easy to get into and enjoy.  Another easy drinker (I think) is called anCnoc.  Try it without ice or water first, then perhaps add a single cube or a few drops of water to change the taste.  Enjoy!


Apparently my sarcasm fu is weak

/Laphroig or the Macallen are my usual go-to's, depending upon mood
//neat
 
2014-03-28 06:10:00 PM

Smeggy Smurf: The Stealth Hippopotamus: mead?

party like a viking

I have several gallons of 2 year aged mead that was casked at 142 proof that's getting tapped next weekend.  My brewer is excited.  I also have a couple gallons of other flavored meads (his choice) getting bottled at the same time.  It's an exciting time to be drunk


If you didn't live in Idaho, I'd ask if we had the same friend.

I don't remember the exact proof, but I remember one of his meads uses 151 and Everclear.
 
2014-03-28 06:12:31 PM
Not sure what beer the Jews drank, but damned if we don't like our red wine.  Which is fine, because I like red wine.  It's a cost-effective use of grapes, it has a huge markup, and someone who has had enough of it is always willing to haggle.
 
2014-03-28 06:17:18 PM

kittyhas1000legs: Smeggy Smurf: The Stealth Hippopotamus: mead?

party like a viking

I have several gallons of 2 year aged mead that was casked at 142 proof that's getting tapped next weekend.  My brewer is excited.  I also have a couple gallons of other flavored meads (his choice) getting bottled at the same time.  It's an exciting time to be drunk

DAMN.


We're almost certain to feel damned after drinking a bottle of it
 
2014-03-28 06:20:32 PM

VicKevlar: Yummy!


I hadn't seen that in years until about two weeks ago. Really nice flavor but still very accessible to a hopped beer drinker.
 
2014-03-28 06:44:19 PM
GROG
 
2014-03-28 06:45:57 PM
Its re-creation of Nordic grog, Kvasir, is named after a mythical Norse hero who was born out of saliva and later killed by dwarfs

That's hot.

Drinking one of these right now to lay down a base for a passable Rush cover band.

www.granitebrewery.ca

/impenetrable to Limelight.
 
2014-03-28 06:52:42 PM

ChubbyTiger: Midas Touch was odd, but not all that great. That Chinese one was unpleasant. Etrusca was farking glorious. I bought out the neighborhood store.

/Italian, but not Etruscan descent


To be fair, anyone from the North of Italy is probably half-Etruscan and half-Celt. I dated a girl named "Svettini" (glorious, like a short Sophia Loren) and her name was clearly Slavic in origin, as one might expect from someone whose family was from the Veneto.

It's the same in the south: Mostly Greek.
 
2014-03-28 06:54:04 PM

GRCooper: Proletariat In Charge: GRCooper: My ancestors are from Scotland. I wish I knew what to drink.

For scotch, start with Glen Livet or Glen Fiddich 12 year.  Both are easy to get into and enjoy.  Another easy drinker (I think) is called anCnoc.  Try it without ice or water first, then perhaps add a single cube or a few drops of water to change the taste.  Enjoy!

Apparently my sarcasm fu is weak

/Laphroig or the Macallen are my usual go-to's, depending upon mood
//neat


You might like Connemara if you want a break from the peat. It's what I call "a summer single malt".
 
2014-03-28 07:16:08 PM

Valiente: ChubbyTiger: Midas Touch was odd, but not all that great. That Chinese one was unpleasant. Etrusca was farking glorious. I bought out the neighborhood store.

/Italian, but not Etruscan descent

To be fair, anyone from the North of Italy is probably half-Etruscan and half-Celt. I dated a girl named "Svettini" (glorious, like a short Sophia Loren) and her name was clearly Slavic in origin, as one might expect from someone whose family was from the Veneto.

It's the same in the south: Mostly Greek.


Lots of Umbrians up there, too. My Italian bits are from the south. Northern Italians are so different, but just as beautiful as the Southerners. Food's not quite as good, but I am perhaps biased.
 
2014-03-28 07:34:46 PM
I wish I would have gotten my great-grandfathers recipe for homebrew

/beer swiller from a long line of beer swilling saxons

bier ist gut
 
2014-03-28 07:54:50 PM

Valiente: GRCooper: Proletariat In Charge: GRCooper: My ancestors are from Scotland. I wish I knew what to drink.

For scotch, start with Glen Livet or Glen Fiddich 12 year.  Both are easy to get into and enjoy.  Another easy drinker (I think) is called anCnoc.  Try it without ice or water first, then perhaps add a single cube or a few drops of water to change the taste.  Enjoy!

Apparently my sarcasm fu is weak

/Laphroig or the Macallen are my usual go-to's, depending upon mood
//neat

You might like Connemara if you want a break from the peat. It's what I call "a summer single malt".


anCnoc and Connemara, thanks guys -I'll put them on my list.

For a nice, smooth nonScotch single malt, try Wasmunds. Made in VA. Very very good. They also do a nice rye
 
2014-03-28 09:10:14 PM
Uisce beatha.  Imma live forever.
 
2014-03-28 11:44:49 PM
"One might wonder why early societies would use such a mash-up of flavors. But the more vexing question is: Why did they stop?"

The covering of yeast on grape skins may have made them a good addition to other sources of sugars and grains.

Maybe they found they could stop after isolating or culturing yeast .
 
2014-03-29 12:22:18 AM

IronJelly: Not sure what beer the Jews drank, but damned if we don't like our red wine.  Which is fine, because I like red wine.  It's a cost-effective use of grapes, it has a huge markup, and someone who has had enough of it is always willing to haggle.


Manischewitz is crap.

There are some decent kosher wines.  Went to a tasting once.  The presenter said the difficulty is with keeping them kosher, since there is boiling involved, but they made strides since Manischewitz first came out.  The kosher laws for grape products are especially weird.  Handling of wine by a non-Jew makes it treif, for instance, hence the mevushal wines.
 
2014-03-29 04:36:34 AM

RexTalionis: Imagine that. My people were brewing beer 9000 years ago.


Lawyers brew beer? What a country!!
 
2014-03-29 04:39:23 AM

VicKevlar: Yummy!

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HA! I used to pary with the degenerate little brother of the owner of that brewery!!!

(kelpie stout is my favourite from there)
 
2014-03-29 04:41:39 AM

uttertosh: VicKevlar: Yummy!

[media.tumblr.com image 500x693]

HA! I used to pary* with the degenerate little brother of the owner of that brewery!!!

(kelpie stout is my favourite from there)


*party

/hey Bruce! hows Optimo these days?!?
 
2014-03-29 10:27:49 AM

GRCooper: Proletariat In Charge: GRCooper: My ancestors are from Scotland. I wish I knew what to drink.

For scotch, start with Glen Livet or Glen Fiddich 12 year.  Both are easy to get into and enjoy.  Another easy drinker (I think) is called anCnoc.  Try it without ice or water first, then perhaps add a single cube or a few drops of water to change the taste.  Enjoy!

Taste of
Apparently my sarcasm fu is weak

/Laphroig or the Macallen are my usual go-to's, depending upon mood
//neat


Apparently my ancstor's drinking habits kicked in a little early.  Nice to meet another Scotsman!

/got bottles of Macallen and Oban that I am working through right now.
// Talisker for a taste of the sea
/// scotch, scotch, scotch!
 
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