OT: Friday night open thread (What are you drinking?)
Manhattan on the rocks, my weekend staple.
"What have I done to deserve this flat flavorless Manhattan?"
Paulaner, but alternating with Franziskaner Weissbier.
There are 6782 moderation options but not one of them is "Delicious" so "Funny" it is.
Queezy or got the runs? Maybe the Noro virus?
Only counts if it's Vernors
Stone Levitation Ale.
This^^^ sounds interesting, what is it? and where do I find it? I love trying new drinks, in fact I'm saving the labels to all the beers I have tried and then I will build a bar and incorparate them under a couple layers of lacquer.
Its one of the coolest beers around, IMO. Its an Amber-ish ale. Low ABV (in the 4 1/2 range), so you can have many. You can and will. Very good, not surprising- all Stone beers are great.
Ithaca Beer Co. Casca Zilla Red Ale.
Sangria from last night, Commodore Perry from last weekend, and some Jerimiah Weed from the back of the fridge. If I make it through that without megangoblue yelling at me to quit drinking, I have a cheap Sauvignon Blanc that would be nice to try.
Canada House. so cheap but surprisingly smooth.
a liter of clan Macgregor
Picked up the new batch of hopslam. So good...Nothing quite like it.
Couple Maker's Manhattans for happy hour, now working on a delicious Great Lakes Brewing Edmund Fitzgerald
I love that shit and I just sold them advertising. Go great Lakes Brewing Co.!
Being cheap as hell and drinking the rest of the vodka with Diet Mountain Dew. Help!
Unless you're diabetic or something, there's no excuse to drink DIET mountain dew. Ever.
Sixth Glass Quad by Boulevard. Pretty decent.
Started with some Great Lakes Dortmunder and about to move onto white russians.
HELL YES! Love me some white russians.
Johnny Walker black label
drinking keystone while playing some Mario kart and watching the Michigan game
drinking keystone while playing some Mario kart and watching the Michigan game
i'm embarrassed by your double post. especially as my house mate. i thought i taught you better.......
I'm embarrassed for myself
It's OK we'll cut you some slack this time. Next time though, you are off to Bolivia.
thank fellas. I appreciate it
i will only posbang you if you admit your faults. and buy me some more stones!
Highland Park scotch
FWIW, if anyone ever doubts the effect of alcohol on your ability to perform tasks, have a few scotches and try to play Modern Warfare 3. I've been relegated to noob status.
Finish the whole bottle and you'll start to be good again.
The poor law student's speciality. Early Times and Seven Up.
And what year?
If you're talking to me, here, and 1st
You're among friends. By my math, roughly 30% of this board are either lawyers or law students.
Well that percentage will probably fall. I'm thinking about dropping out. Law school is a nightmare.
No argument here. My only advice would be to really think it through before you leave. Things get better after the first year.
Oh. Additional advice: drink.
out of curiosity, if you don't mind answering, how large is the firm you work for?
I'm a 2L, and I felt the exact same way you did a year ago. I seriously considered leaving school, and I even asked for some opinions from people on this board at the time. I did not do nearly as well as I expected my first semester of law school, but I rebounded big time in the second semester. Law school is really hard, and from all accounts being an actual lawyer isn't any easier, so don't let me talk you into doing something that you don't feel passionate about. That said, I would reccommend going through with this semester before deciding to leave, especially if you are smart enough to get into a school as highly ranked as Michigan.
I don't trust it. I just don't...
Any rough estimate as to the number of doctors and med students?
about 15%, but that is a random guess admittedly.
Vey rewarding profession once you get through residency.
Tanq10 + tonic for me tonight. Cheers all...
boring old rum and coke
Have a solid night of drinking, I'm going to go bite the bullet and watch Moneyball with the wife. She wants me to try and explain the concept, your prayers and well wishes would be appreciated.
May god have mercy on your soul
Four Peaks, 8th street ale. And are you sure it's the blue label you're drinking? Good for you if so.
Diet vernors? I wish I had some Dalmore to put in it.
Edward 40 hands with Steel reserve. Goodnight everyone. Go Blue!
For the love of god, pee before you begin.
Founders backwoods bastard, on tap from kazoo beer week at tap house. Now sitting at home with hopslam in hand. BAM!
need to get me some hopslam, by far my favorite ipa ever made
Going to try this Sam Adams Alpine Spring soon.
surprisingly good beer.
Hendricks and tonic, Macallan 10, Joel Gott and Long Board Lager...rough week gents.
An inexpensive, but nice, 2008 Sangiovese.
blue light. its what was left and now I'm shelled in 'cause of all this damn snow! but its Friday and I have hockey!
Bought the sugar cane at Whole Paycheck. Have the heat turned up and having a Hawaii 5-0 Marathon with the wife. What snow?
New Holland Brewery
Yuengling, watching The Walking Dead.
The wife and I just got caught up and ready for the next season. I am officially hooked.
2-10-12 can't wait till it starts up again!
Well I lost a bet so I have to drink an entire bottle in one night. Going w/ firefly since its 70 proof. Almost done
had a few pete's wiked ale, and a bottle of some cheap Merlot.
Protip for any kzoo mgoblogers, Hardings on Westnidge in portage always seems to have a 3.99 random microbrew 6 pack on the south side of the store near the registers. normally its a pretty decent brew for the price. right now its Pete's Wicked Ale which is just a nice smooth ale, and what is called a "session ipa" its basically what would happen if miller light had a illicit child with twohearted.
Thanks for the tip, I often go to backus to get a random six pack but it can get pricey.
those who are in a situation (an interview, out with the boss, etc.) where the other guy is paying. Ask for Macallen, then the waiter/bartender will say 12 or 18? Say the 12 is fine-let the other guy order the 18. He will feel good and you will enjoy a far superior drink.
A case of Natty Ice. Don't judge me, it was free. I will pay for it in the morning though.
I've been meaning to ask this: Ever since these threads started coming out I've seen you Michiganders mentioning many beers I've never heard of down here in Iowa. I'm not a huge beer connoiseur by any means but I like and have tried my share of beer. This past week I saw a Bell's beer in the store and picked it up; it was a pale ale. I wasn't a huge fan to be honest but wouldn't mind trying some of their other beers if I can find them.
Anywho, what are some of the better beers from up there (not that I'll necessarily find them with ease down here) that you'd suggest. Cheers from a Friday night workin' man...
Pale Ale was made for women, not that there is anything wrong with that, but Larry targeted women with it. If you want to drink an archetypical Bells, get a Solsun (I think the kids are calling it Oberon these days), an Amber (the original Bells) or do what I do, get yourself a Two-Hearted Ale. Two-Hearted is fantastic. I was in Cedar Falls a few years ago and I found Two-Hearted there right across the street from my hotel.
There's lots of Bells talk in these various friday night threads. I would imagine in Iowa you'd be able to get the Two Hearted and/or Amber, Best Brown, and those types. The website below should be able to help you find the distrbutor who will probably have a website/number you can call if you feel going all beer-geeky like I do and find some nearby.
I think Bell's will likely be the only brewery that reaches Iowa from Michigan, so you should grab a 6er Two-Hearted, Oberon, and Hopslam. I think there is a cult following for Hopslam, although I prefer Double Trouble (Founder's IIPA).
I think Founder's, based in Grand Rapids, is superior to Bell's, but I checked the beer locator on their site and they don't distribute in Iowa. They do distribute to neighboring states though, so if you're near the eastern border, I'd search out those beers. Site for Founder's locator:
Italian white and red to go with the braised veal shoulder and risotto. Damn tasty!
martini, shaken not stirred. Also, about to have hot chocolate spiked with butterscotch schnaups.
Bells Two Hearted, one of my favorite beers
Captain Morgan Long Island Ice Tea......
So i am boring and cheap.......big deal.
And the Blue Moon Winter Abby Ale. Damn I'm screwed up.
with five humongous olives hand-stuffed with blue cheese. It's not for the faint of heart. Only the deranged.
My boys 24th so we sipped on some crown and coke and quite a few shots, now we are ending the night with some Seagrams. Hope everyone had a classy Friday night
PBR and stale horse piss AKA Busch Light
I am drinking Tequila and Sangretia, not to be confused with Sangria.
I had long since given up on Tequila when I noticed this young senorita beside me at one of the local watering holes with two glasses. Upon questioning, she replied, ¨one is Tequila and the other Sangretia.¨ The secret is to take about a half-shot of tequila and hold it in your mouth and then without swallowing, add roughly the same amount of Sangretia and enjoy the smoothness of the drink, instead of hitting the salt, then sucking the lime.
This provides a much better tequila experience than the customary American way. BTW, for anyone who has never had the pleasure of visiting the small Mexican ciudad of Ajijic, I encourage you do so at your earliest convenience. I would advise you to do so in the non-winter months -fewer gringos- but it is really difficult to go wrong at any time of year.
It is located in the Mexican state of Jalisco, roughly 5,000 feet above sea level and provides the best climate in the world, yes including san diego and/or parts of Hawaii.
And if one gets bored with the offerings of a small town, a modest amount of pesos will provide a tour to many of the more familiar and well-known cities, most located within five hours via comfortable tour bus.