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Subject: RE: BS: What's your favourite brew/beer?
From: Bugsy
Date: 18 Nov 99 - 07:44 PM

Micca - Your wish is my command!

MULTIGRAB AND UNIBREW (Miles Wootton) Night has fallen on the city

Empty buildings close their eyes

Concrete forests in the moonlight

Shimmer under darkened skies

Two black monster towers dwarf us

Controlling all within their view Day by day the power's growing

O Multigrab and Unibrew

In the towers grey men haggle

Growing richer every year

Putting people into concrete

Pouring water into beer We'll pull all the houses down sir Office blocks are good for you Then in our beer your sorrow drown sir Signed Multigrab and Unibrew

Decent bitter brings no profits

Quality's a losing game

Fill the pubs with chips and musak

They'll be drinking just the same

Sorry that the old town's dead sir

We did what we had to do

But see the money that's been made sir

for Multigrab and Unibrew.

Cheers

Bugsy


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Subject: RE: BS: What's your favourite brew/beer?
From: Micca
Date: 18 Nov 99 - 07:40 PM

A useful site my local branch of CAMRA had http://www.beerinfo.com/


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Subject: RE: BS: What's your favourite brew/beer?
From: Bugsy
Date: 18 Nov 99 - 07:32 PM

Little Dorit, I'm coming to UK for 6 weeks around August/September 2000. Tell me - where can I get good bitter @ 1.20 a pint???

Cheers

Bugsy


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Subject: RE: BS: What's your favourite brew/beer?
From: TheMuse
Date: 18 Nov 99 - 06:50 PM

Muse? Muse? Did someone call me? Oops, sorry, not the right guy(s). Shame on you, jeffp and Fortunato, for talking about her like that!!


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Subject: RE: BS: What's your favourite brew/beer?
From: Bill D
Date: 18 Nov 99 - 05:16 PM

I take it back..I can identify a couple of 'favorite' beers....

there is semi-local Dogfish Head Ale (The Immort Ale is chewey and spicy...has been compared to Single Malt Scotch )

and Celis Brewery in Austin ,Texas they are a transplanted Belgian brewing family, now making ales and such in Texas...Yum!


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Subject: RE: BS: What's your favourite brew/beer?
From: Micca
Date: 18 Nov 99 - 04:47 PM

Any UK beer drinkers within reach of London (sorry for you trans-ponders) the Pigs Ear beer Festival from Tue 30 Nov to Sat 4th Dec(www.pigsear.org.uk) Its at Stratford East London and last year they had about 100 real ales and beers to taste and 10 or more ciders and perrys. If any one is going drop me a line in private and maybe we can meet up and send some envy making pics for publication to Barbara. Yeah CAMRA.I will post more after the event if anyone is interested, virtual beer, it should taste better than Fosters. To maintain at least a nodding connection with music, does anyone have the lyrics of Miles Wootons "Multi garb and Uni brew".


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Subject: RE: BS: What's your favourite brew/beer?
From:
Date: 18 Nov 99 - 04:28 PM

I'm sure with all this good PR the breweries are now hard at work on digital beer that we can have on tap in the Mudcat Tavern.


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Subject: RE: BS: What's your favourite brew/beer?
From: Bert
Date: 18 Nov 99 - 04:26 PM

Where do you live Jeffp, that you can get Victory Beers?
Their place is very near us and we often go there. In fact Max is working on trying to get us a gig there sometime.

I have to agree with Gargoyle about homebrew, I used to brew a lot at home before micros became popular. No matter how bad it was it was always better than the bought stuff.

Bert.


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Subject: RE: BS: What's your favourite brew/beer?
From: jeffp
Date: 18 Nov 99 - 04:05 PM

Fortunato:

I see her so seldom that I'm afraid I can't give an accurate description, but the last time she spoke to me was outside the building where I work in Upper Marlboro, MD while I was taking a smoke break. I don't mind if you borrow her for a while; just give her a swat on the a** and send her back my way when you're through. Thanks a bunch!!


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Subject: RE: BS: What's your favourite brew/beer?
From: Fortunato
Date: 18 Nov 99 - 03:47 PM

jeffp

As to your muse. Exactly what does she look like. Can you describe her? Prove she's yours? I might accidently have had my way with her. But if you still want her back... I swear I didn't know she was taken. Sincerely, Fortunato


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Subject: RE: BS: What's your favourite brew/beer?
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 18 Nov 99 - 03:43 PM

I am currently trying to help a publican sort out a stock take system and have just been looking through the figures.

The most popular lager/ beer is Fosters which sells 6 times as much as either Guiness or the pub's most popular bitter which are about even and there are a couple of other (IMO) awful drinks including Bud that marginally outsell Guinness.

Poor old Mild comes in last in this section selling 33 times less than Fosters. There is no accounting for taste.

Jon


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Subject: RE: BS: What's your favourite brew/beer?
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 18 Nov 99 - 03:18 PM

Mary, I'm assuming that the "new" Guinness cans is what we have had in the UK for a few years now. As far as I know, Guinness were one of the pioneers of what I think they first called the "widget" and the smooth pour cans. They certainly do make a difference and even some of the canned bitters here use that or a similar system.

Jon


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Subject: RE: BS: What's your favourite brew/beer?
From: Fortunato
Date: 18 Nov 99 - 03:13 PM

Mudjack.

I hate the smoke while I'm in the pub, and I hate the smell on my clothes at home. I assume if my clothes stink of it it's in my lungs as well. But there's nothing like a good pint in the pub and a song or two with your friends.

regards, Fortunato


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Subject: RE: BS: What's your favourite brew/beer?
From: SingsIrish Songs
Date: 18 Nov 99 - 02:58 PM

Beer from tap is definitely better....even Guinness' "New" Pub Draught Cans are better than the bottled. Anyone else have the canned Guinness? I want to write the company, because everytime I buy it, the bottoms of the cans have bowed out...too much pressure????

And Tetley's to me always meant a brand of tea bags! Boy am I learning lots.

Mary


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Subject: RE: BS: What's your favourite brew/beer?
From: Mudjack
Date: 18 Nov 99 - 02:19 PM

Why does beer from the tap taste better??? Is it because it's fresher?? Or is it just my imagination? But I really enjoy my beer from the tap, I just don't like sitting in a bar sucking up beer AND SMOKE.
Mudjack


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Subject: RE: BS: What's your favourite brew/beer?
From: sophocleese
Date: 18 Nov 99 - 02:04 PM

You want musical components? Here's the Christmas bit.The chorus for Noel. Its what we always used to sing.

No ale, no beer, no wine, no stout,/ Born is the king with his shirt hanging out.


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Subject: RE: BS: What's your favourite brew/beer?
From: jeffp
Date: 18 Nov 99 - 01:16 PM

Thanks, MMario. I just joined the Mudcat a few days ago because it seemed like a really fun and interesting group of people to associate with. Amazingly enough, right after I joined, a couple of threads came up that I could participate in without feeling like a total idiot. There's plenty of time for that later.

I also want to point out that I succeeded in establishing a music component to this BS thread. *BG*


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Subject: RE: BS: What's your favourite brew/beer?
From: MMario
Date: 18 Nov 99 - 01:03 PM

jeffp - I DO hope your muse returns, and soon....this sounds like a song that would be fun to sing...(and if you keep the references reasonably generic, I might even be able to use it at faire, which would be a bonus for me....it's hard to find drinking songs that "everyone" doesn't do)

MMario


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Subject: RE: BS: What's your favourite brew/beer?
From: Tony Burns
Date: 18 Nov 99 - 12:53 PM

Cara! Someone finally mentioned Anchor Steam. I always look for it when I'm in the States but not too many places carry it. I discovered it about 15 years ago which I think was before the introduction of micro breweries.

Moonchild, I agree with you on the "Lite" beers.

btw - Bud Lite? How is that possible?

I could get sappy and say the best beer is one shared with a friend but I won't.


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Subject: RE: BS: What's your favourite brew/beer?
From: jeffp
Date: 18 Nov 99 - 12:45 PM

A few weeks ago, I was going through a book of Scottish fiddle tunes that I had picked up, playing some on the pennywhistle, since I have more facility with that than the fiddle. All of a sudden, a new tune started coming out unbidden. I rushed to get some staff paper (I really have to keep some in every room of the house for these moments) and wrote it down. I was stuck for one phrase and played around with different possibilities until I found something that worked. Of course, it flew away from me immediately. Fortunately, my wife is blessed with the ability to remember these things and she hummed it back to me so I could work it out again and write it down.

When I was finished, I cast about for a title. As I picked up my beer, the title came to me: A Good Glass of Ale. I am now trying to write words to it. I think it will make a good marching song.

I'll share the lyrics and tune with the 'Catters when I get it finished. All I have so far is the tag line -
In a keg or a bottle, be it Porter, Stout, or Pale;
There is naught so refreshing as a good glass of ale!

If anyone has seen my muse, please send her back my way!


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Subject: RE: BS: What's your favourite brew/beer?
From: Fortunato
Date: 18 Nov 99 - 12:36 PM

Bass and Guiness and Tetley's when at the pub. Tetley's provides superior musicality. When at home it's Murphy's and Sam Adams. Now you know, the truth is, it's any port(er) in a storm (and ale and stout, too) so "God Bless 'em every one." Cheers, Fortunato


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Subject: RE: BS: What's your favourite brew/beer?
From: Little Dorrit
Date: 18 Nov 99 - 12:17 PM

Sam Smiths £1.20 a pint- say no more-tastes even better if somebody else pays for it


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Subject: RE: BS: What's your favourite brew/beer?
From: Cara
Date: 18 Nov 99 - 12:13 PM

The best all-around every-day beer for me is Anchor Steam. The Anchor Porter is also lovely, lovely and chocolatey, but we're coming up on the time of year for the Anchor Christmas Ale (?) which is the absolute tops. Only available for a few weeks per year, and oh so worth the wait.

A good hoppy beer available locally is Tupper's Hop Pocket. Not for the faint of heart. I also like Red Tail Ale, tho it sometimes affects me more like a drug than a beer for some reason.

I've been known to drink a few Guinness and Harp too, having worked in an "Irish" pub for a while. And I am one to participate in endless annoying conversations about which venue serves a better pint of the black stuff. I even befriended my friendly neighborhood Guinness rep with the sole purpose of getting the inside track for these parts.

I would not drink domestic beer under any circumstances, ever, nor anything in a green bottle (when I say "import", please don't respond with "Heineken"; yuck). I do however confess to a guilty affair with Rolling Rock (RoRo) in college. The cryptic nature of the label drew me in...what does it mean? And what's up with the Yuengling cult in Penn.? There's something funny in that beer. People are absolutely wild for it, yet it's strangely unavailable outside PA. Something odd there...


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Subject: RE: BS: What's your favourite brew/beer?
From: Micca
Date: 18 Nov 99 - 12:00 PM

Spaw for un obvious how about W.S. Gilbert
There was an old man of St. Bees
who was stung on the arm by a wasp
when asked does it hurt
he said not a bit
I'm just glad it wasnt a hornet
And for favourite tipples find the stuff "handcrafted by the 16 men of Tain" and matured in Madeira casks.


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Subject: RE: BS: What's your favourite brew/beer?
From: bbelle
Date: 18 Nov 99 - 11:49 AM

McMenamin's Raspberry Ale and Portland Ale (Portland, OR); Honey Brown Lager; Alaska Pale Ale; Samuel Adams; hate and despise any beer that says it's "light." Might as well drink yucky water ... moonchild


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Subject: RE: BS: What's your favourite brew/beer?
From: RWilhelm
Date: 18 Nov 99 - 10:30 AM

If you are ever on the Northshore of Massachusetts try an Ipswich Ale. Great but very local.


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Subject: RE: BS: What's your favourite brew/beer?
From: Steve Latimer
Date: 18 Nov 99 - 10:07 AM

Guiness is my very favourite, but here in Canada it can be pricy so I only treat myself from time to time. Although I live in central Canada, my two favourite domestics are Moosehead and Alexander Keith's India Pale Ale.

While I was England and Scotland many years ago I really enjoyed the various Bitters that I tried, I wish I could remember the brand names.


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Subject: RE: BS: What's your favourite brew/beer?
From: catspaw49
Date: 18 Nov 99 - 10:01 AM

Hi Micca...I always like the other spellings though as it makes it a bit less obvious in print, not that it amtters...I mean what is that ...a non-obvious limerick? Doesn't quite fit the definition.....

Bud (Anheuser-Busch) is headquartered in St. Louis where Augie IV is proudly carrying on the family tradition of brewing beer from Clydesdale shit. Michelob comes from the Dalmation.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: What's your favourite brew/beer?
From: jeffp
Date: 18 Nov 99 - 09:17 AM

My beer of choice at any given time depends on a number of factors, such as mood, ambient temperature, what I have to be capable of doing later, etc. That said, the beer I drink most often if available would be Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. This is the one I am currently trying to emulate with my homebrew. If you like truly hoppy ales, however, I have to recommend Victory HopDevil, brewed in Downingtown, PA. This stuff screams hops from the moment you uncap the bottle. I don't find it overly bitter. The hops were used more for flavor and aroma. In colder weather, though, I go more for Porters and Stouts.


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Subject: RE: BS: What's your favourite brew/beer?
From: Micca
Date: 18 Nov 99 - 09:12 AM

Hey Spaw I learned that this way
There once was a Miss name Anne Heuser,
Who claimed that no man could surprise her.
But Pabst took a chance
And found Schlitz in her pants
Now she is sadder Budweiser.
It was along time later that I discovered that all the intenal references are to beer, Anheuser were a firm of brewers of beer (allegedly) in Milwaukee and that Budweiser was a beer(allegedly.)Sorry to pedant, If you can get real budweiser Budvar from the Czech Republic that is a different pot of beer entirely, Or best of all Pilsner Urquell!!!! from the original Pilsen that gives pilsener and pils there name.*BG* Micca


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Subject: RE: BS: What's your favourite brew/beer?
From: Andy McD
Date: 18 Nov 99 - 08:32 AM

Being Scottish I'll have to go for the Fraoch Heather Ale and Grozet (Gooseberry and Wheat). Don't have to go far for them either as they are now brewing in my home town of Strathaven - YIPPEE!!

Of course, we beat England at football last night so there was a lot of celebrating and beer-drinking going on. Mind you, the English beat us on Saturday - but we still celebrated anyway!!

Andy p.s. A short round of applause also for Caledonian 80 shilling which I was on last night.


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Subject: RE: BS: What's your favourite brew/beer?
From: catspaw49
Date: 18 Nov 99 - 07:38 AM

Why am I so tempted to say Budweiser? Probably because I'm ornery, but the crap tastes like soap to me. So amny of you are so much more "learned" in this matter than I am, and I ain't really much of a beer drinker. I think its because I went to college in a dry county at a school that opposed drinking to begin with. Hence, EVERYONE drank their ass off. But being mainly poor, young, and ignorant, we drank mainly Pabst, Bud, Carlings, or whatever we could buy and sneak in CHEAP. Just kinda' turned me on the whole thing eventually. Mainly I use beer to baste ribs. Sorry. When I do have one or two, I like Foster's. But I do have a limerick!!

There once was a Miss name Anne Hiser,
Who claimed that no man could surprise her.
But Pabst took a chance
And found Schlitz in her pants
Now she is sadder but wiser.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: What's your favourite brew/beer?
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 18 Nov 99 - 05:42 AM

Ahh, now we're on a subject I know a great deal about!!!

I lived in a county (Dorset) that is smaller than London, and had at one point no less than 4 major breweries, within 20 miles of my home (heck, the county is only 45 across.....)and at least two microbreweries, one directly across the road from my lodgings.... There were in that town, 21 pubs, 3 clubs and numerous off licences. I visited them all in one week..... for a bet. I won. And as Micca will confirm, my wedding reception was on the premises of the world famous and greatly revered Eldridge Pope & Co, so I can organise a p**s up in a brewery....!

For favourites, I have to confess, a deep and fond regard for the now sadly faded Wessex, used to be made in Weymouth, they renamed it JD (for John Devenish, the original brewer), closed the Weymouth brewery so it had to be imported from Devon, then called it something poofy like 'Golden Hop', changed the recipe and finally it ceased to be the beer it once was.... It was my first taste of beer, weaned me off of cider (my grandfather used to make his own, that's how they used to keep me quiet as a child..... hmmmmm)and got me hooked for good. My prefered now has to be Tanglefoot or Badger Best, made by the Hall and Woodhouse Brewery, Blandford, Dorset. Available both bottled and canned, it travels well, and keeps fairly well too. None of this widget stuff either.

First allegance must always go to Eldridge Popes' Royal Oak beer. Golden and rich, hoppy yet nutty, a poem in a pint pot. But there are certain beers that have to be drunk in an English pub. Royal Oak doesn't taste the same sitting in the front room watching Eastenders....

And as for Belgian beer..... There are as many as there are days in the year, and my favourites this year are Palm (jolly picture of a cart horse on it) and Grimbergen blonde, but there have been others, too many to even contemplate, let alone discuss here....

Incidentally, I understand the Alcoholics Anthem is in the database, have a look at it, to the tune of 'Men of Harlech' (or 'Woad' if that's the one you learnt first)it goes down a storm at most singarounds, especially if you are glutted with good singers and long drinking songs.

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: What's your favourite brew/beer?
From: Micca
Date: 18 Nov 99 - 04:54 AM

Mcmoo, at a CAMRA beer festival recently I was able to try a sample of a "New Recipe" Fullers London Pride it was good, not Pride as we know it, but good I think there are problems with supplies of ingredients from Eastrn Europe? any one know?


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Subject: RE: BS: What's your favourite brew/beer?
From: Owlkat
Date: 18 Nov 99 - 04:28 AM

Try a Chilkoot Amber some day. Available in Whitehorse, don't you know? Cheers, Mart.


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Subject: RE: BS: What's your favourite brew/beer?
From: Lady McMoo
Date: 18 Nov 99 - 04:21 AM

Anything that isn't gnat's p*** will do me fine. Very hard to choose from many of the fine brews out there. Like instruments they all have their own characters but I do like a good pint of Fuller's London pride, so far not mentioned.

mcmoo


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Subject: RE: BS: What's your favourite brew/beer?
From: Patrish(inactive)
Date: 18 Nov 99 - 03:35 AM

I am very fond of the beer Nick stafford brews in North Yorkshire - Stallion,and Stud. I like Taylors Landlord and Ossett brewery beer -brewed by my friend Bob. I prefer real ales to stuff like Tetleys - they dont give me a headache if I should imbibe too much

Patrish


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Subject: RE: BS: What's your favourite brew/beer?
From: Micca
Date: 18 Nov 99 - 03:28 AM

I started with the usual prejudices about "mass produced" Canadian beer until my Father -in-law introduced me to the products of the Upper Canada brewing company in Toronto, "Rebellion" with a picture on the label reminiscent of chucking out time at my local pub and their. I was also introduced, this last summer, in Toronto, to single apple cider, No not made from one apple but from one species, The one I liked was mad from Granny Smiths and was served in a pint beer mug half full of ice and two bottles poured in, on a hot night it was divine. The big brews in Canada IMHO taste like swimming in lake Ontario with a Hop in your mouth.


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Subject: RE: BS: What's your favourite brew/beer?
From: Stiofáin
Date: 18 Nov 99 - 03:15 AM

Everyone's talking about Guinness.

I'd go for CAFFREY'S!!!

Cheers, me boys!


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Subject: RE: BS: What's your favourite brew/beer?
From: SingsIrish Songs
Date: 18 Nov 99 - 03:02 AM

I haven't tasted nor heard of Babycham, Bugsy.

Midchuck, I was wondering if anyone would mention one of the Genny beers! (ie Genessee from Rochester, NY...) I used to like the comercials when back home--ie the one where the guy blows up the wrong building and the campaign slogan "Boy could I go for a Genny now." Definitely a "typical American beer".

Mudjack, thanks for mentioning Full Sail. That's one I had forgotten 'bout.

There are definitely alot of good sounding beers mentioned. I came across some good one's in the German section of Switzerland...but do you think I can recall names. NO! Though I did find out I am not to fond of the wheat beers.

Here's another item....black and tans...I am familiar with Bass and Guinness layered in the glass...I was surprised when I learned of the "pre mixed" and bottled B & T's.

Mary


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Subject: RE: BS: What's your favourite brew/beer?
From: Escamillo
Date: 18 Nov 99 - 12:08 AM

Since all this matter of globalization came up, we in Argentina have a wide availability of beers imported from US, UK, Germany, Holland, Belgium, even Japan and Israel!. So I could hardly tell you anything new, except for the local beer : we are large producers of beer, first to fit the needs of 35 million thirsty citizens who are constantly reducing consumption of traditional wines and turning to beer, and second, to export our culture to the world. If you have the opportunity, try the excellent ISENBECK followed by QUILMES and SANTA FE. There are (until now) no small breweries.
And I leave here 'cause I have to visit a friend of mine who is in the hospital. The doctors detected a very high degree of blood in his alcoholic circulatory system.
Yours, Andrés Magré


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Subject: RE: BS: What's your favourite brew/beer?
From: _gargoyle
Date: 17 Nov 99 - 11:10 PM

Homebrew's all right by me
Homebrew's the way to be


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Subject: RE: BS: What's your favourite brew/beer?
From: sophocleese
Date: 17 Nov 99 - 10:47 PM

When I was in University was when the dreaded Beer Strike hit in Ontario. The only thing you could get was Grizzly beer made in Hamilton. Something about their brewing process made their beer give me the Worst hangovers. Yuck! But now I drink Guiness, Old Peculiar, some kind of Bock, and others whose name I cannot, after two of Sleeman's Honey Browns, remember. Generally I like 'em dark and not too sweet.


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Subject: RE: BS: What's your favourite brew/beer?
From: Bugsy
Date: 17 Nov 99 - 09:55 PM

no votes for NT beer Stewie?

cheers

Bugsy


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Subject: RE: BS: What's your favourite brew/beer?
From: Mudjack
Date: 17 Nov 99 - 09:53 PM

Now living in the Northwest where all the micro-breweries are, Grant's Wheat ale (Yakima)Full Sail (Hood River)and McMinemins in Portland. They're all great. And there is a bunch more I have'nt tried yet.I just won't drink those Buds, Coors or standard watered down beer imitations. I like them thick and un-filtered.
Mudjack


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Subject: RE: BS: What's your favourite brew/beer?
From: Brendy
Date: 17 Nov 99 - 09:44 PM

I find I don't get the dreaded head staggers or the tummy wobbles as bad by drinking the old black stuff.
I'm not a culty person, but I recognise the need for nourishment when on a 5 or 6 day session, when the craic is good, food (or rather the going out and eating of it), can be a real pain, and can take away from the serious business of playing music.
As the man said "There's both eatin' and drinkin' in it."
Us Paddys are a practical people.

B.


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Subject: RE: BS: What's your favourite brew/beer?
From: enelrad
Date: 17 Nov 99 - 09:43 PM

A few years back, an Irish teacher friend asked me to sing at her summer party. While I did, she kept handing me some cold SLEEMAN's ale....I never really liked beer before then!! After my first visit to Mexico, I appreciated the taste of really cold Corona. A few fruity brews have been good as well.....with cherry . I tend to enjoy beer in the summer and red wine in the colder weather. When I was in Scotland a few years ago, singing in a few pubs, I tried to develop a taste for the " G " but failed.....even though many were provided by an appreciative hand.


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Subject: RE: BS: What's your favourite brew/beer?
From: Midchuck
Date: 17 Nov 99 - 09:33 PM

Otter Creek Hickory Switch Smoked Amber. Out of Middlebury, VT. Haven't seen any yet this Fall. Hope they're going to keep making it.

Oddly enough, I'm partial to Gennessee Light, which is _really_ like making love in a canoe, for when I'm singing or in a jam. Keeps your throat wet but you don't get (very) drunk...


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Subject: RE: BS: What's your favourite brew/beer?
From: Bill D
Date: 17 Nov 99 - 09:17 PM

Guinness is fine...but it has become a cult thing...(and it really IS in a class by itself...different process than most stouts)..(I like MacKeson, too)

however...On the wall, and in boxes in my basement are 600-700 empty bottles (and a few cans) that I, personally emptied....choose a 'best'? I don't think so..*grin*..I love good hoppy ales...and rich porters and stouts...and tangy wheat beers...and heavy winter brews that are almost caramel....and weird stuff like Belgian red beer...

If you know Austrailian beers, I have been collecting since Tooth's made Sheaf Stout...(try saying "Tooth's Sheaf Stout" 3 times fast)

and I have a bottle from the brewry that really started the micro-brew revolution in the US..New Albion..(porter)Yum!

Yes, I have visited in the Pacific NW..(Seattle area, mostly), and that really IS beer heaven...(but so would parts of California, be)...unless you add in Belgium, which is beer Nirvana.

and I had a friend bring me a "Black Mac" from New Zealand...which Pete M. (he IS still out there!) have discussed on occasion.

One of my favorite srories about folk music, folkies, and beer......I went to a house concert in Virginia, USA one time a number of years ago..15?-17?...to hear Johnny Collins and Jim Mageean...great fun!...so, at the break someone asked them if they'd like a beer...(remember...this was 15 years ago in the US!)...Johnny & Jim looked at each other...that LOOK!..*smile*..."Umm...what do you have?"....several things were mentioned, not getting much of a response..and someone asked them what they usually drink when in the states..."Well, in this area we usually try Iron City...at least it tastes like something"...*much laughter*....(Iron City, I think tastes a lot like iron)....so I decided to play hero...."ummm...I have some stuff here you might like", I said. "Oh?" said John, "What?"..."Well, I have some Sam Smith's........"

INSTANTLY he dropped to one knee in front of me, hands together in prayer...calling over his shoulder.."JIM! Jim...he's got SAM SMITHS!!"....so I gave up a couple bottles of the finest to the boys, and I dare say, the 2nd half of the concert was even better....

that was GOOD beer that night..the only thing is, Sam Smith's comes in a clear bottle, and does NOT like exposure to light and getting too old, so one has to be VERY careful in the US about where one buys it. It is expensive, and dealers simply do not care if they sell old, skunky beer...and Sam Smith doesn't date his product.The one time I ever returned beer was a six pack of NASTY 'old' Sam Smith's ale!


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Subject: RE: BS: What's your favourite brew/beer?
From: Brendy
Date: 17 Nov 99 - 08:39 PM

GUINNESS

GUINNESS>

AND MORE GUINNESS

'HIC


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