Eagle Rare Bourbon, 2 cubes of ice. Not fancy, but a wonderful end to the week.
Friday Night Shut-ins The Sequel: What are you drinking?
Its funny this thread popped up, I was just about to go the liquor store and was asking myself what I should get. I missed Arthur's day yesterday so I was thinking of Guinness or maybe White Russians. Of course, I'm open to other suggestions from my MgoBoard brethren.
Gentleman's Jack with tonic or coke...or on the rocks.
Over 12 years...take your pick: Gold label, blue label...for single malts I like Highland Park.
For vodka you have to go with Ciroc...distilled from grapes and can be taken straight on the rocks (red bull or tonic otherwise.) I have yet to find another vodka that can lay claim to that. Kettle falls short and Goose is a joke.
Alright, just got back from the store with a 12-pack of Guinness Draught.
Also picked up a 6-pack of the new Bud Light Wheat. My initial take is that it's just a meh, 2* beer.
- It has a orange/amber color to it with a slight haze. Not much for a head.
- Definitely on the light side, it goes down smooth (its bud light, so no surprise there) but lacks in body and flavor. Has a citrus flavor to it, but nothing thats overpowering.
- Still has that light beer mouth feel to it.
- Might appeal to the Bud Light Lime/non-beer drinker sort of crowd but I'll be passing on it next time around.
e-pinion, stick with Blue Moon or Leinenkugel Sunset Wheat.
As a fan of Blue Moon, I was gonna try BL Wheat. Now I'm not as excited. Maybe my roommates will like it...they're big BL Lime fans. Gay, right? NTTAWWT.
but Arthur Guiness was actually a christian guy who was distraught with the drunkeness in Ireland(shocker)
So he invented a beer that is lower in alcohol content and thicker so that you can't get so drunk(at least not as fast)
The more you know...
Unless you have a better source than I could find on the Internet.
Arthur Guinness brewed porter (the predecessor to stout). Porter tended to be a pretty strong beer, by modern standards. What really drove down the strength of porter and other beers in England and Ireland was taxation. Beer was taxed based on the original gravity, which is a measure of the amount of sugar in the wort (i.e., the beer before it's brewed). It's also the biggest factor in the strength of the finished beer.
I wouldn't be entirely surprised if there were a grain of truth to the story. Gin was introduced shortly before Arthur Guinness began brewing at about this time, and beer (even a strong beer) was weaker than gin. However, a little googling turns up one essay claiming Guinness as a "Christan beer" in a couple dozen places, without any evidence to support the claim. So it doesn't sound like there's a lot to it.
Oh, and I had one of Dogfish Head's 60 Minute IPAs.
Ever tried their Chicory Stout? Top notch.
I'm sure it's good, though, they don't make anything badly. Although not everything is to my taste. I'll give it a try sometime...
can't claim to have researched the topic myself, but there is an entire book on this topic.
It is called "The Search for God and Guinness"
Actually, I read the description of the book and maybe it was about the faith of the Guinness family, which may have had nothing to do with his beer brewing.
Either way, I will be enjoying my guinness tonight.
Like I said, I wouldn't be surprised if there was a grain of truth in there. If there is, though, I suspect it was intended more as good advertising than anything else. This is a beer that was advertised as being healthy for decades...
Down on vacation in Florida, so I'm drinking Yuengling, aka Vitamin Y.
If in the Tampa area, look for Cigar City Brew. It's a new local brewery. Excellent.
I'm having a Sam Adams Oktoberfest. Yum.
My personal favorite non-imperial oktoberfest. I like the light, sweet, American version over the heavier malted German oktoberfests.
but it is a very solid brew.
I'm not generally a fan of New Belgium's stuff, but this one impressed me.
Have you ever tried Flat Tire?
No, I have never had Flat Tire, but Fat Tire is considered to be one of the most overrated beers in many beer circles.
I personally like it, but I know quite a few people that consider it very meh. The same could be said of my Shiner Bock.
I concur. I tried the hoptober last night and enjoyed it. Also, I got drunk.
Glad to see WildcatBlue back around. I picked me up a 6 pack I had never tried before. Paulaner Salvator, a double/doppel bock. I'm waiting a bit closer to kick off (Mizzou @ Nevada thread to be open soon) before I start getting too involved.
Trying to finish this post about Bud Middaugh before I get too buzzed, too. His story pisses me off greatly when drunk. Michigan's first ever NCAA sanctions.... rabble rabble.
are in good company, its a very solid double.
Just opened it up. Wish I had a goblet, as I think that'd be the correct glass for it now that I taste it. It's just strong enough to give you that chill all the way down that you get with the strong beers. Delicious.
Man, this thing is hitting me quick, too. It's only ~7.7%, but it's hitting me like a 18 pack of bud light right now.
I'm one beer in and I already know I won't make it past half time of this game. I have neglected quality beer for too long.
As evidence, went to oven a pizza, didn't check the oven. there was some spill over from the last night. just filled the place with smoke. dammit.
is that you'd be disinclined to fight a fire with fancy beer. On the bright side, smoked mozzarella is nice.
A long vacation in the UK is a great thing except when it interferes with the opening weeks of football season. I'll have to start a list of all the great bocks you've brought up. This one sounds delicious. I still haven't managed to find any of the Shiner you were drinking in the last thread.
too old and too hungover from last night.
straight scotch. Laphroaig 10. Nice.
Sadly, I'm watching Gray's Anatomy with the wife on DVR now. That sucks.
that whoever negged this was left at the altar or hates Zach Braff, because Laphroaig is nothing but positive.
Just goes down too easy the night before a 20 mile run. Bourbon has a little more "bite" eliminating one of the sources of pain tomorrow.... Of course, Scotch is the order of the day after the game. BTW, I would never Neg someone for drinking the beverage of their choice, even if thought it was a poor choice.
I'm saddened, but understand that I should be drinking beers. It's not game day, but if it were, I'd have beers.
My wife is also watching Gray's Anatomy. That show makes me want to gouge my eyes out.
Fat Tire amber ale for me, but might switch to the Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey in the second hour of this blasted show. Fine stuff it is.
I kid you not.
Is it any good? Saw it at Kroger the other day and almost bought some...
I really think so. It's $6.99/6-pack @ Busch's, IIRC. Not very heavy, a subtle citrus tone, quite drinkable. It's local -- brewed and bottled in Webberville. And, well, ya gotta love the name.
Got a half-barrel of it from Morgan & York (on Packard, used to be Big Ten Party Store) last winter. The Spouse and I really enjoyed it, draining the barrel in about 3 weeks.
....but I'm on my 2nd Heineken.
I'm still at work and am looking at another 4-5 hours minimum.
I guess you could say I'm drinking bitters.
But when I do, it'll probably be Bruichladdich Infinity scotch.
I just totally read your post in the voice of the "Most Interesting Man" from those Dos Equis commercials. "But when I do..I drink Dos Equis"
EDIT Sorry just saw comment below
Backed off the Bruichladdich, and went for a 13 year old Gordon & Macphail Mortlach 1994 single cask vintage.
Will probably have a few beers or some hard cider for the 9pm Mizzou/Nevada game.
a Horsby's Crisp Apple Hard Cider.
Labatt Honey Lager
bud light, rolling rock, summer shandy, patron, vodka and some kind of coconut vodka.....where to start and where to finish
but when I do, I make it a Dos Equis!" (actually quit drinking, just wanted to say that)
I sure as hell don't prefer Dos Equis. But then again, I'm more like the world's most uninteresting man. Written before BrayBray1 made his point.
Beck's tonight, thank you.
Trying this year's Bell's Oktoberfest. Also picked up some newcastle, don't usually post but I do love to try different beers!
but I lean more towards Ardbeg Uigeadail. (My M Law buddy has both and more in his cabinet) Just not tonight. I can STILL feel the forty of OE 800 (HG) from Tuesday night. It's possible that the several earlier beers from Tuesday bear some relationship to that massive lack of judgment/near death experience. Next time, I will just go straight to paint thinner.
Highlands Seasonal Micro. Tastes like joy... and awesome.
Trying to get some work done before I start with the game at 9...but when it does, either Yuengling or Gin and Tonic. Might be a gin kind of night.
My last drop of Johnnie Walker, or for that matter any booze in the house at all, that's what. I have to run to the store tomorrow, obviously.
Bombay Sapphire and Tonic.
Also Natty Lite (poor)
I dont know yet, Im about to hit up The Beer Store which, for those who have never been to Canada, is the best store EVER!
2nd best chain of liquor-esque stores ever. The first is Spec's in Houston, mainly because of it's main store. If you balance it on a per store basis, The Beer Store wins hands down.
Only because Canada has really retarded laws about who can sell beer.
Not as screwed up as Pennsylvania. Beer by the case from a distributor, or by the six-pack from only certain bars (at bar prices, of course). Alcohol and wine from the state Wine & Spirits store. Only about 20% of each are open on Sunday, from 12-5, with a special license needed.
Actually, when I was in State College (being a college town probably had something to do with this), going to the beer distributor before the Blue/White game was one of the best experiences I had. I was able to buy from a store rather easily, and for prices I didn't find too extravagant.
That said, I had a group of 30 or so PSU guys out to get me as drunk as they could so I'd give their campus group a good grade.
Thank you. Living here after living in Michigan has been absolute hell. Draconian laws involving alcohol absolutely suck.
For those of you who haven't been to Canada, one of the leftovers of Prohibition is the near-monopoly that the Beer Store and LCBO (Liquor Control Board of Ontario) stores have on alcohol distribution. Breweries and wineries can have retail outlets, but other than that you can't buy beer anywhere else.
The effect is to make alcohol more expensive and to make it more difficult for craft brewers in Ontario to sell their product, limit the selection of imports available and increase the price of beer.
One result is that here in the largest city in Canada the best selection of beer in any Beer Store or LCBO in town is comparable to that of, say, the Target in Columbus Fucking Ohio. It's really pathetic. In Madison, WI, many of the grocery stores had a better selection. In Portland, OR, I found convenience stores with a better selection of beer.
And no, I am not at all bitter. Not one bit. No. Really. Why do you keep asking?
Just finished a pumpkin ale I brewed a a month or so ago. Thinking I'll grab a brown porter next.
I just placed a full mash Chocolate Hazelnut Porter in the keg last night. I am hoping it will be carbonated by 12:00 tomorrow.
I also have a smoked Scottish ale fermenting
Paul and Tim started on their "Joe Paterno Very" Old Ale last weekend. Paul said their "Charlie Shaped Like a Pear" Weiss turned out really well. I wish I still had time to brew. So much cheaper than buying it.
I cannot, paint, draw, act, sing, dance.....you get the idea. But I can design and brew very good libations. While those with more artistic skills are able to please others through subtle skills, I used a sledgehammer of high original gravity.
2 shots Captain Morgan Spiced Rum...1 shot Butter Shots and 2 oz diet cream soda over ice
the diet cream soda there, as you don't want to have too many calories in that drink.
Tetanus is no laughing matter. Nor is Drambuie.
My friend told me about a beer called Hebrews. Would you guys recommend it?
He'brew is a group of beers by Smaltz brewery. I've had the Genesis Ale. It was pretty good. I've heard the Smaltz freak brand is better. I couldn't tell you though.
Probably the bottle of Jolly Pumpkin Bam Biere Farmhouse Ale sitting in the beverage fridge. If I don't crack that open, it'll be Bell's Oktoberfest.
Later on, I may shift to manhattans with Buffalo Trace bourbon and Vya vermouth.
Will be trying several different beer "flights."
I love me some Ashley's. If I didn't live in this God-forsaken state, I'd be there.
The state of Indiana = epic fail. Not as bad as the state to the east... but epic fail nonetheless.
I miss Ashley's...
About to crack open a Smithwicks then going to move on to some Yuengling that friends brought in town and conveniently left last weekend...
The last time I was at Ashley's I had Dragon's Milk. Highly recommend it if you're into stouts.
Apple Juice! Yeah!
first hockey beer of the year as I watch the Red Wings v. Maple Leafs and teaching my newborn daughter the evils of left wing lock hockey. So she's a week old-- she'll learn eventually to love the puck possession.
Cold Hop by Boulder Beer Company. Not too bad.
Just finished some fresh local brats off the grill, with roasted onions, sweet corn and sauerkraut. Now it's beer and Nevada/Mizzou then 16 hours until the Hoosierpocalypse.
Vodka redbull to start off, followed by a couple vodka tonics, then taking a few PBRs with me when i head out for the night.
Sweetwater IPA and some Bells Oberon that I found at a random grocery store in ATL
I miss Sweetwater. That was my main beer when I lived in Atlanta. I hadn't had it in 2 years until I had a lay over in ATL on the way home from the WMU game. They had it on tap at the airport. 2 pints made the short flight to Tampa nice and easy.
SilverTree Vodka, had my first taste at Leopold Bros. distillery in Ann Arbor before their landlord ruined my favorite bar and made them move away. My god its smooth and delicious. I bought a bottle the day they closed, along with a bottle of their Pisco brandy, and absinthe. The vodka is just... wow... I am down to about 2-3 shots worth left in the bottle. I need to find someone to sneak it to me. :( Michigan can't have spirits shipped :(
Either Bell's Two Hearted IPA or Arcadia Ales IPA would be my beer of choice.
The end of a beautiful thing
Plan on splitting a bottle or two of cheap wine with the girlfriend during dinner (most likely Big Kahuna Chardonnay, purchased from Fresh&Easy for the awesome price of $2 a pop). Then it'll be Cutty Sark over a mountain of ice until I pass out. The faster I drink it, the faster that 9am kickoff gets here. Go Blue!
I brought home a growler of the Hideout Brewery's "Purple Gang Pilsner". Light enough for me to wake up in an acceptable state to drive to AA tomorrow.
on occasion, but molson canadian is my house beer and what I quaf tonight. Still, it seems like the mgobeer really should be labatts BLUE!
Labatt pretty much became my beer of choice senior year (20+oz. for about $2 during happy hour at Good Time Charley's became a regular tradition). Now I can't find it anywhere here on the west coast (not popular enough for the chain grocery stores to carry it, apparently, and not snooty enough for the microbrew crowd). Very disappointing.
Better click to find out!
/whoring out my new blog
The little lady is making drinks tonight... so currently it's 99 Bananas and OJ... tastes like friggin juice. But you can get schnockerd off of it. Saving my Captain and Coors for gameday (tradition). GO BLUE!!
Maker's Mark paid to have a billboard in Columbus after last season.
Hopefully I didn't screw up the link--preview is not working at all for me.
rocks. Gotdam that's a fine sipping whisky. My wife HATES when I buy/drink it. "you are drinking STRAIGHT whisky!" (like I didn't know and it's equal to shooting up). I'm Scottish but not a Scots whisky man- I do love good bourbon though. Maker's, Woodford, and some of the small private labels.
Anyhoo, they were followed by a couple Leinie Oktoberfests.
A great night...
Goose and cran. One for the wife and a double for me.
the 2009 vintage is a fine one.
The 2008 is undrinkable.
Good legs, nice bouquet. Aftertaste sucked though.
I can't drink it straight or I lose my mind (though it does go down smooth). Is there anything I can mix it with to cut the potency? Maybe gasoline or tiger urine?
Sam Adams Octoberfest
Dogfish Head Punkin Ale
Whiskey cures what ails ya.
American Amber Homebrew. We added 2oz of orange zest in vodka to the secondary. Very easy drinking.
We just rewatched all the Michigan Big Ten Network podcasts, starting with the funny post WMU Tate interview.
Sam Adams Summer Ale, the last of it & some coors Light. Getting ready to head to A2 in the morning! Go Blue.
Sitting here watching the Old Spice High School Shocase and the Mizzou game enjoying a Red Stripe
Stay Thirsty My Friends
I come back to Ann Arbor once/yr (generally for Homecoming) and I hit Ashley's every night. Tonight was the English Ale flight followed by the Porter flight, finishing off with a half-pint of "Double Chocolate Porter" for desert. Before that, a few slices of pizza from Silvio's across the street on North U.
I LOVE Ann Arbor!
The lady mixed me up a martini. Beefeater, as we were out of Tanqueray. Still, she makes 'em well.
keystone light from a keg... well maybe it doesnt count as a shut-in
CORONA'S W/ LIMES!
I actually ended up going to a frat party this evening. Cops put an end to that real quick :(
been to a party like that. But I don't think I've ever been to a party like that.
Glad you had a good time... but did you get up in time for the Michigan game, or did you get up just before posting the above comment?
I was smart, set my alarm for 11:30 am before I passed out. I would NEVER miss a M game.