Friday Night Shut-ins Unite: what are you drinking?
Rolling rock bottles.
Nothing like a box of Rocks.
I consider lack of Yeungling to be the worst thing about living in Ann Arbor
Respond to this so I can +1 you again.
I +1'd you for starting this thread, I'm drinking Labatt from a bottle. Classy, I know, but that's how I roll.
But respond to this, as you definitely deserve a second plus for the icehouse.
And frankly, I still think I'd owe you one for the 16 oz can.
and I would respond gladly without a +1, because I actually love Labatt. It began as a high school romance, but Blue and I still have a connection.
but how many things will really get posted on this thread that i won't say, "ahhh, so delicious, one of my favorites" ?
Also the cement-mixer.
I guess I knew there were a few things I won't drink.
Oh I loathe cement mixers! Those caused my 21st to be a very sketchy memory (or lack there of). I'm currently studying for my anatomy class drinkin Jack n Cherry Coke
Bud-Lite Lime. Not my favourite but probably in my top 5 right now.
could you add some fruit juice to this beer? As it is, the bitter taste is making my vagina hurt.
Sorry, I like you and all dude, but someone had to make fun here.
not gonna lie, that stung a little. I can appreciate a good joke even when its directed towards me. Next time I won't be so open about what leftovers I'm drinking outta my fridge.
I plussed you back, which I believe gets you net one point.
The key word there, though, is "beer." I don't think anything with the words "Bud Light" in the name qualifies.
Combination of a couple Shiner 6packs. Currently the Smokehaus. Also got the Bock, the Commemorator, and Bohemian Black.
What would you compare it to?
I'm not sure what I what I would compare bock to. It's a wheat beer that pours a copper color but drinks lighter. Due to it being a lighter bock, it's ideal for summer drinking, which is 80% of the year in Texas. It's also just heavy enough that it is also enjoyable in the spring/fall, which accounts for the other part of the year in these parts.
I find a lot of people who drink light beer, but don't like real beer can normally handle Shiner Bock. It's got enough craft beer flavor without going overboard. The bock used to be priced the same as light beers down here, which worked out extremely well for a guy in his late teens/early 20s. I learned to value the craft brew over bud light really quick.
The Smokehaus is very similar except its malt has been smoked in a bbq pit. The smoke taste is so light that many can't really taste too much difference. Again, a summer beer.
The Bohemian Black was their 97 year anniversary beer (they released a different beer in each of the 5 years leading to the 100). This is the only anniversary beer that they kept just due to it's high demand. It pours much darker but, again, isn't that heavy. I'd compare it to many other black lagers, the closest one I can recall being Saranac's Black Forest, except a little lighter.
I can't remember anything tasting like the commemorator. It's a little heavier than the other brews at Shiner, but nowhere near Guinness heavy. It's alright, but I don't expect it to stick around too long.
I miss their dunkel weiss, which was a dark, rich wheat ale. It had strong taste of wheat beer to it, but it didn't last one the market very long. Their hefe has continued to pick up steam, but it's nothing special.
I took the brewery tour two weeks ago and had a great time. There must have been 300 people there on a Friday afternoon (they only do two a day during the week and close down on the weekend). It was rather impressive for being a bit off the beaten path.
The brand name of Shiner is slowly becoming the beer of the state of Texas. I think it is Texas's oldest independent brewery, and ships to 40-45 states now.
I can see that will be a tl;dr. Oh well. I'll just keep drinking it.
And I'll keep a look out for Shiner. The way you describe the Bohemian Black reminds me of Spaten Optimator. If you haven't tried that you should find some. It's 7% but smooth and not sweet by bock standards.
I once played the boot game with Paul with Spaten Optimator at the berg in Ann Arbor. If I remember correctly, I didn't remember anything after that. Good times and better happy hours.
It's going to be a bit lighter than Optimator and a little less bitter (at least to people who sample many beers). And it's probably only about 4-5%. None of shiner's beers are that heavy in alcohol content. It makes them more marketable down here.
For the record, I had to buy the boot because Paul champed everything from the ankle to the toe. It was worth it as he definitely didn't remember much after that.
exposed him or herself to potential litigation. The idea of a boot race with Optimator make me wretch.
Also, I've never played more than three boot races without breaking the boot. I'm probably $150 out of pocket lifetime repaying bars for broken expensive glassware.
It's not so much of a race as it is the 2nd to last person to drink pays for it. It took a good while to finish it. It would have been wasteful otherwise.
the kosmos special from shiner is outstanding if you ever see it--unique too as I have little to compare it to. I got it in a sampler pack at my local beer sto, but all the flavors are good. Kosmos Spoetzl (sp?) is the guy who made this duck quack back in the day.
I am also glad to report that the local bar in southern IN I ate wings at tonight now has oberon on tap and it was SUPerb. I will be back to get some mo o dat.
Yeah, it's the Spoetzl brewery located in Shiner, TX. I've had one Kosmos special, but I was enough beers in at the time not to want to give my official take on it. The brew was a special reserve from about 10 years ago they just re-released. My next pack will probably be the Shiner family pack just to get another taste. I just hate that it comes with a Shiner light in it. I'd rather just get two shiner blondes. (that's the blonde beer)
prefer blondes and my numero uno beer for a few years, trite as it may be, is hoegarden (sp?). So, I would expect the kosmos to kick shiner's white beer's ass when you find a family pack. And for me, the hoe kicks the kosmos. My current #2 is unibroue's la fin du monde and I would put the kosmos at a up and coming # 3 pending future clinical trials fwiw.
Where? I spent he last two years in Evansville. I live in indy now.
madison on that river down south.
Tremendous fan of hoegarden and la fin du monde, although I've only had it in very sparse quantities. The best beer I ever had, or so at least the memory seems to serve me now, is Avery's Kaiser. I was in boston for work in October 07, and I was at the Sunset bar, which has the most taps I've ever seen. We started to drink a Kaiser for every run the Red Sox scored against the Rockies in the World Series that night, which was 12 or so. That lasted through the third inning when we had to start taste testing more - I mean you've got so many taps, why limit yourself?
While there, I also split a 12 oz bottle of some swedish chocolate stout that was over $14 a bottle (I want to say it was actually $28, but I'll go conservative). It tasted of chocolate milk. It was divine.
not trying to offend, she has an affinity for the belgian style.
I'm drinking water. From the tap.
Earlier I had some prickly pear juice. I'm guessing I'm the only one on the board who can say that.
I guess prickley pear juice (from the tap) is what Magnus is calling it these days.
We're all enlightened in this day and age, though.
Thtop it. You're embarrathing me, thilly.
on this blog (seriously) as your knowledge of football far exceeds mine.
Besides, if I mentioned what I was currently drinking (a California Sauvignon Blanc - white wine!!!!) I'd receive far, far more abuse than you and your prickley pear juice (is that something like un-fermented tequila?).
I was at a wedding, alcohol was not free, I had no money and it was expensive anyway. Worst wedding ever. It's not hard to make a wedding great... it takes an open bar and some good music.
It would take an extraordinary rendition to get me to a cash-bar wedding.
...is a great way to start a marriage off on the wrong foot. Possibly equivalent to the groom fooling around with a bridesmaid.
Yeah... the groom was also in a wheelchair/on crutches throughout the ceremony/reception as he was hit by a car three weeks ago. Awkward in every way. I had a hard time not laughing out loud when he was wheeled down the aisle by his father.
what's more tragic, wedding-wise?
dude in a wheelchair
outweighs the good of the one.
Than the bride showing up?
worse (as in saddest/least celebratory) wedding I have ever heard of.
Yeah, people were surprisingly upbeat, but I left right after the first/father-daughter/mother-son dances, so I don't know how crazy things got after that.
Given a cash bar, not very. Good call on your part.
... enjoying a filling cup of ice water.
...some almost-flat tonic water.
Thank God there is some gin to wash it down. Too damn hot for beer.
too hot for beer? i've never heard such a thing.
Ginger beer and vodka.
Im rockin the Five Alive Peach Citrus Juice like a boss
with red stripe....
I've always wondered how red stripe is. Does'nt really matter. A few shots of whatever is around and I'm drinkin anything I see. Then I head over to my slip and slide ( really cool for the kids, I created a huge one that flies into the pool) and drown my sorrows at the bottom...
New Castle, Smithwicks or Killians whatever my GF brings me next...
Spoken like a true Irishman.
thanks I wondered if anyone would notice
Your girlfriend is awesome...
I can't get my girlfriend to drink anything but Strongbow Cider or weak screwdrivers, haha.
Donald Rumsfeld has a sure-fire drinking "method" he could use on her.
but Newcastle is very English, and very ghetto. I say this not to throw stones (I'm drinking Icehouse, remember?) but because my gf and several close friends are from the NE of England, and to them Newcastle Brown is somewhere between Icehouse and Meth.
That just flavor, some people just can't handle it. lol :)
If Newcastle is ghetto, I don't wanna be rich. I like my beers English nutty and brown.
What the hell is "ghetto" about Newcastle?
Granted, it's not high brow or anything, but it's not a junk beer.
but have you ever been to Newcastle? More track suits than a track meet. It's not a classy city, and it's not a classy beer. I say this as a devout bad beer drinker. Just enjoy it, enjoy being ghetto.
but an awful city
Im drinking gatorade.
I got my tonsils out a few days ago at 19 years old and its been hell.
The percocet is the only reason I am still sane.
You are supposes to take that shit like a man, feagin the percs, and have some damn jagerbombs!
...makes me miss living in Michigan.
It's 1/2 Ginger Beer, 1/2 Gossling's Rum. Tasty, but awful hangover.
and I just belched so loud dogs are barking down the street.
sam adams summer ale, just got done watchin the 2000 orange bowl on my DVR, cant wait for real games!
I just whipped up a couple of Appletinis.
but I have a feeling I know you from elsewhere, long ago. May be a longshot, but does takesatraintocry ring a bell?
Good to see you, old friend.
pants fall off. Good luck tonight.
Yeeessssss theeeeeeeyyy dooooooooooo.
A little south o' the border action, with some class.
+1 on the Shiner...Texas makes some hellacious beers...Bock is my old familiar...Black is tasty!
It may be the beer talking, but there are four pages of hits on this site for "Rodriquez" with a q instead of a g. Can that many people not spell our fearless leader's name?
is proper usage in the Downriver and Ohioan Orthographies.
Rodreegiz is proper usage in Philly.
And if you don't accept that, we'll pelt your ass with snowballs.
Just had a couple of Oberons, for you Michigan natives. (West Michigan).
I miss the Oberon, and even more the Two Hearted. Enjoy, I know you will.
heehee. When I was at Western the guys (WMU drop-outs, BTW) who started Bell's were still learning. They would roll their kegs of mutant remainders across the street to a bar where we would run "clinical testing" at $.75 a cold pint.
This evening it's Jim Beam rye. I've been a fan of fine bourbons for a long time, but I've recently become interested in ryes. (I blame Mad Men.) JB rye is so superior to any of their other offerings that it seems like they are not even related, like that one hot cousin at a WV family reunion.
Molson Golden, not quite as good as a CANADIAN or Labatt's Blue, but I digress. Welcome to Arkansas!
That's a 'yum' noise by the way, though in print I think it comes off as more of a puke noise, but I mean yum.
Anyway, just opened my last one, which means it was in the freezer the longest; which means it's frostiness and delicousness intangibles are beyond the range of my intangible measuring device.
There's nothing like a lager (especially a somewhat cheap lager) that's been left a minute too long in the freezer, and then you get a few frozen crystals in the first sip. Oh canada.
and you really ought to shoot for 1000 points tonight. Anything less would be a let down. I think your friends will be really impressed when you tell them you got your 1000th mgopoint.
They threw me a party at 256, I got a happy ending at 512. 1000 isn't going to mean anything. It's 1024 or bust.
All the same, congrats, you are the envy of many.
but still, today Brodie climbed above 2000, which per Brian grants him primae noctis over our women. I will celebrate your climb up the MGoLadder, and when you hit 500 we will stage a coup d'etat and overthrow our MGoLords.
To fight a Great White Shark (and win I assume?)
To blow up the Death Star.
i had miller lite at the bowling alley tonight. it was a classy evening
Drank my last beer a while ago and the store is all the way in the lobby of my building, so I raided the cleaning supplies. I find if you mix Lysol Basin, Tub & Tile Cleaner with Pine Sol it has a nice lemony, earthy flavor. And it will F...you...up.
There's a lot of people on this board tonight. That's nice.
My g/f is passed out. I am up and alive thanks to beer. Let the drunk posts begin!
And with the amount of people who apparently drink and post, I'm started to understand why so many stupid threads have been showing up lately!
P.S. Miller Lite
ARROGANT BASTARD ALE
Now that is a good beer./
the oaked arrogant bastard. awesome.
I'm thoroughly disappointed I missed this thread in its prime earlier...
But better late than never: Labbat Blue, nothing like a nice canadian pilsener
I'm doin shots of stripper off a tequila's cleavage.
and far too many at that.
Viva La Forcier.
Six-pack of New Belgium 'Mothership Wit' for taste (which is only 'eh' btw,) and enough Miller Lite to finish the job.
Chocolate Milk. Duh.
5:30 isn't too early to start drinking right?
I'll start. Yuengling.
I can't read the bottle as it's in French, but I'll soon be drinking a basic red table wine. I got it for free when I visited my gf's Mormon's friends house. We brought them a house warming gift and they had a bottle of wine they couldn't (or wouldn't drink).
Beaujolais Villages Appellation Controlee, Louis Jadot 2005
The 2005 vintage is relatively current (maybe a year old) and it should still be good. The word "villages" is a better designation than just "Beaujolais" and should be of very good quality. [You never want to drink "noueau" more than, say 6 months, after the vintage year]
The only step up for Beaujolais from what you are drinking is if it is a "cru" (the actual village name, I think) like "Morgon" and "Moulin-a-Vent." And if you are at all curious, the grape variety is Gamay.
More than you ever wanted to know, I bet.
Actually, I fermented my own wine once, so it's not totally out of my realm of interest. It could make a decent talking point as I've put off breaking the seal. Didn't seem right to use it on frozen pizza.
unless you are expecting company later this Friday evening (at least I hope; and if not, then make up a really good story). If that the case, I would wait until then.
I have never made wine but I have known a number of wine makers (including several in Michigan).
And yeah, I am drinking wine right now (Bimbadgen Shiraz from the Hunter Valley, Australia).
...is not too bad, frankly. And I speak as someone who lives near Napa/Sonoma. In general they aren't outstanding, but there are some really decent red wines that are made in Michigan.
In fact, the New York Times did an article about M wines a couple of years ago.
Beats the pants out of, say, Texas or Ohio wineries.
Upton was an alumni of a student group I was involved in and owned a winery in West Michigan up until his death earlier this year. Tabor Hill. It's a damn fine winery. I've probably had more of their wine than any other. Their Traminette is one of my favorites. The Cherry Dessert Wine, too.
I highly recommend both.
Also, Texas and Ohio aren't geographically suited for wine. Much of the best grape territory comes on western shores, such as California, Michigan's west coast, and New York. So it's of little surprise they aren't as competitive.
Back when I was in Ann Arbor, I used to go to an annual Michigan wine tasting. It was a lot of fun and you usually got to meet the owner [FA - Tabor Hill was always there] of the various wineries. A friend of mine, while getting his MBA, did a marketing project on Larry Mawby's winery.
According to this web site, there are now 107 Michigan wineries (even one in Ann Arbor!). I only recognize a few from the list (Chateau Grand Traverse and Madron Lake Hills were always quite dependable for good Chardonnay and Riesling).
Michigan wineries have historically had better success with white varietals versus red. This really isn't that surprising since the white varietals tend to do better in the colder climates. But when I was last in Michigan (about 15 years ago) wineries were working hard in establishing reds, particularly pinot noir.
There's a PBR and a shot of Fernet with my name on it waiting for me at the bar in T-minus 59 minutes and counting.