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(NPR)   The secret to good beer? Good water. That explains the success of Budweiser and failure of Keystone   ( npr.org) divider line
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2012-06-10 12:24:53 AM  
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2012-06-10 01:56:53 PM  
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If you can see your fingers through the glass you're drinking pee.
jbc [TotalFark]
2012-06-10 01:16:34 AM  
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cheap_thoughts: So I wonder how many beer snobs out there won't touch city water, but will only drink filtered water, and then down 20 Fat Tires. Do they know it's unfiltered city water?

Real beer snobs wouldn't touch Flat Tire.
2012-06-10 01:45:23 PM  
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I grew up in Olympia, so Miss Stein wins the thread as far as I'm concerned.

Olympia's water quality is actually very good, or was back when I lived there (and the brewery was still running). The problem, methinks, is that it's basically natural mineral water. The source is the Cascades, so the water is naturally filtered through miles of gravel -- but it picks up a lot of minerals along the way. Not nearly as bad as well water -- it was quite soft -- but it has a distinct flavor. It tastes great and is healthy to drink, but I'm guessing it has way too many impurities to brew with.
2012-06-10 09:04:16 AM  
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When I was out in the Midwest years ago, we picked up a six of Olympia, a beer you can't get on the East Coast for some reason. Not that I'm complaining about that: After trying it, I suspect it might be banned out here, and with good reason. It was just awful, worse than any beer I'd ever had. (And remember, we make Narragansett and Cottrell here, among other bearable but unflattering stinkers.) I wondered aloud what could possibly be the reason it was so bad, then noticed their motto printed on the can: "It's the Water." Oh. Well, I guess I can't hold that against them, can I? Walters, an equally awful swill from Pueblo (according to my father), apparently has the same excuse on their label.

This also reminds me of my father's story about an early alcohol-free beer named Near Beer. He said who ever named it had no sense of distance.
2012-06-10 07:23:40 AM  
1 vote:
Success is the curse of any local craft brew.
2012-06-10 05:14:04 AM  
1 vote:
The only thing Budweiser ever succeeded at was making me sick. Awful stuff...

/Guinness or go home
2012-06-10 02:27:40 AM  
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Straight from the Cumberland. Probably why their Hefe is one of the best beers around.

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I love hefeweizen
2012-06-10 01:57:02 AM  
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2012-06-10 01:52:15 AM  
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This stuff is great, and some of the proceeds help protect the river that is the source of the water.
2012-06-10 01:47:39 AM  
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Sewer water
2012-06-10 01:30:41 AM  
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The secret to good beer is not to water it down to make it taste like piss water.
2012-06-10 01:24:49 AM  
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jbc: Real beer snobs wouldn't touch Flat Tire.

I once plunked down 30$ for a rare Belgian lambic and 200$ for Sam Adams Utopias, so I'm most likely a gigantic beer snob...but I quite like Fat Tire. Drinking ten dollar bottles of DIPA or RIS every day would just get old after a while, and you need simple everyday beers like Fat Tire, Yeungling, Magic Hat, or Brooklyn Lager.

Mmmm...Brooklyn Lager. If NYC municipal water is good for them, it's good for us.
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2012-06-10 01:17:54 AM  
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10/10 Subby. Bravo on the perfect troll.

/Budweiser? They ought to pour that "water" back down the horses' throats.
2012-06-10 01:15:57 AM  
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Miss Stein: [i759.photobucket.com image 358x240]

Done in one. Excellent water.
2012-06-10 01:08:06 AM  
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So I wonder how many beer snobs out there won't touch city water, but will only drink filtered water, and then down 20 Fat Tires. Do they know it's unfiltered city water?
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