So I am stuck in AA watching the game Saturday night. But, on the plus side, I have a keggerator. Now, this keggerator is empty so my question to you, MGoCommunity, is what type of beer should grace my keggerator for this monumental day?
OT- Super Important Questions Regarding Saturday
Killians Red. That way you can turn the tide into urine.
... as I've never had it, but this seems fitting:
It's okay. Nothing great to be honest and you can definitely do better. The only thing that really seperates it from the other Lagers on the market is it has the word Wolverine on it.
It's just like another lager. Equal to (or maybe slightly better than) a Budweiser. It's also fairly cheap, though ($6-$7 for a six pack).
:0) It's much better than Budweiser. No rice or fillers and it's made in Ann Arbor. And their drinking den is cool too.
You've got my vote!
We will be drinking champagne Saturday night!
There you go, High Life is the answer.
Well you just won the thread
High Life is never the answer.
What are you talking about? I have a 6 pack of High Life in the fridge right now. It's the answer if the question is "Do you hate yourself tonight?" or "Are you broke as hell?"
ive had enough low paying restaurant jobs where high life was the answer for me as well. There are better ways to get a buzz on for cheap, in my opinion, but i can undertand the lure of the high life
And now I get your username.
if the answer is "what tastes like watered down pee and will make you feel horrible in the morning?"
my vote for your keg is newcastle. not too strong, not too heavy, and very very tasty
Newcastle doesn't hold a candle to nearly every other brown ale I can think of. And it's British. Are you too good for Amurrican burr?
p.s. High Life Lite is the answer if the question is, "What beer can I drink literally all day long and not get sloppy drunk?"
"What is never the answer?"
kegerator of High Life + Oriental Express = WIN, just like our boys will do in Arlington.
I think I had High Life + Oriental Express take out 2 days a week. Neither of them in isolation is great, but you put them together and it's the perfect food-drink combination.
Bells 3rd coast. Supposedly 2-Hearted is being released by the keg per Bell's website.
a year ago. so methinks this is not new news.
It does indeed come in Keg form, and it is indeed glorious.
Sorry. I meant "mini keg", like the 5L ones of Oberon you can get.
A full keg of Two-Hearted, while indeed glorious, would be quite the handful for one person with a kegerator to manage.
Two hearted on tap? My liver had an orgasm.
or in a tub of ice.
Use fridge for this:
I don't remember the name of the brewer, but the beer is called soft parade, a mellow way to start the day, then i would transition to Cowcatchers Red Ale ( Mt.Pleasant Brewing Company) Similar to killians and bass, a touch smoother finish, and finally to celebrate a wolverine victory, i would suggest Coal stoker Blackberry ( Mt.pleasant brewing company) think guiness and chambord for flavor context. Best of all all 3 are available at Meijer.
If you're going Mt P, you have to go Trainwreck.
Soft Parade is from Shorts Brewing Co and is always a great choice. I think its around 8% abv so its one to be careful with the wife/gf
Beat me to the punch!
Your username is phenomenal. That's all.
I believe Short's brews the Soft Parade.
Shorts Soft Parade. And while it may taste mellow, it's actually about an 8% beer if I recall correctly.
I've seen it listed as high as 9% and as low as 5%. So, uh, yeah. Take that for what you will.
You sir, sound like my kind of beer drinker. Ive enjoyed them all except for the coal stoker. It sounds fantastic though.
Honestly if you're planning on putting down a keg in an afternoon and evening of football, go for something light and with a slightly lower than average alcohol content. Give yourself a chance of remaining upright and functional until the PAC12 games wrap up. Pilsner Urquell is my favorite for marathon drinking. Have some heavier beer and/or liquor on hand if desired, but keep the keg something easy to push your way through.
Plus that way the leftover booze will be easy to kill off with light evening drinking during the week. I tend to get PBR kegs these days, good price point, tastes pretty good, and you can just blow through it without turning yourself in a puking mess.
For anyone buying cans, Trader Joes also now has their own lager at 5% ABV and 58 cents per can. It's shockingly good and perfect for when you need a cooler full of cans for your party.
All day IPA is my new favorite session beer. That or oberon
All Day is my favorite at the moment. Been loving it all summer. A keg of this would not last long.
sam adams octoberfest
I like where your heads at. This excites me every year way more than Oberon.
Bought a 12-pack as part of my Hurrican Isaac prepardness kit
My bar down the street has it on tap.
I have been drinking Founders Pale Ale lately and it's easy to drink and about 5%. Love it.
My buddy (yea I know you're going to read this Mitch) had that at his wedding a few weeks ago, SO AWESOME.
Hoegaarden wouldn't be a bad choice, if possible. It is 4.9% APV, as I recall, which isn't terribly high. If you don't mind unfiltered beers or beers with a citrus background similar to Blue Moon, this is a pretty good selection.
Too OT for opening week. However, I can't resist and will contribute anyways. Oberon. Get it while the gettings good, seeing as it'll only be available for maybe a few more weeks.
I don't know why. Pretty sure you can get it in a pony keg, though.
And tastes better..
Signed: Unapologetic Beer Snob
You thought I was recommending Schlitz in anything but jest? Has anyone ever suggested Schlitz seriously?
Yes...sorry. That was insulting of me. Thanks for clarifying, I was concerned one of my favs really liked that.
No, in all honesty, if it's hot (though rumor has it we'll be getting a bit o' cooling rain), the way to go would definitely be Goose Island 312. There is no better hot afternoon beer.
And raise you Weihenstephan Helles.
... sort of. It was Schlitz Ice.
I was a poor college student once. I cringe at the thought of some of the beers that I have cycled through.
Hey now, don't say "stuck in AA" like it's a bad thing. I have a feeling Ann Arbor will be rockin for the game Saturday night.
If you were at BOX house like in your pic then I know you know how to party. I miss that place.
I am going to puke all over myself Saturday. So hard.
If you're in Oregon, Dead Guy is the only choice!
Porter's always nice too.
Maybe the 20th-best brewer in Oregon.
Better choices include:
-- Hair of the Dog
-- Lucky Labrador
-- Rock Bottom
-- 10 Barrel
They are better than Widmer and McMenamin's, though.
I really love the Pitch Black IPA. Can't speak to their other offerings
To make really nice stuff sometimes. I enjoyed the Galaxy Barleywine a lot. But their year-round shelf offerings are really not good, especially outside of the Hefeweizen. They're better than Gordon Biersch, but that's about it.
Double Dead Guy is very nice
As a huge supporter of Michigan beer, I vote for anything from Founders, Bell's, New Holland, etc. Two Hearted has a special place in my liver.
Also, unless you're getting this keg from an on-campus source that keeps these things in stock, you're going to want to order it ASAP (like, today). Most places need a couple or three days to get a keg in the door.
Arrogant Bastard Ale. Even tastes better after besting Bama.
Is good...support San Diego beer..besides, Stone is solid.
Give me some Sublimely Self Righteous...I have a couple bombers in the fridge right now just waiting for Saturday night
Love Arrogant Bastard, but that will make for a short day. I think something lighter will be necessary, in order to make it all day and evening.
Racer 5? That's some good shit on tap..great IPA that's not hard to find (at least out west). And not crazy heavy..
And it will make you happy, in a hoppy sort of way.
This is good to hear. I've been wondering if Bear Republic stuff was worth trying or not. I'll take this as a yes.
Had a bunch at their pub in CA wine country, well worth the cost you will need to pay.
The cost doesn't bother me. Crappy beer does.
Worth trying. Racer 5 bottles are a standard in my beer fridge. My preference is Alpine, but you can barely get that 50 miles outside of San Diego County. BUT! Racer 5 on draft is what taught me what a West Coast IPa is. Good stuff.
Good stuff, indeed. I have a small love affair with Lagunitas. I wish more of the breweries out there (like Russian River) distributed to Michigan. I'd kill to try some Pliny the Elder.
Is even more ridiculous! So difficult to get, but so good. Go out there (Russian River) around Feb. and you can get it. I had 10 oz of that this year. I now get why the lines are so long when that is released.
Wolverine Beer http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/wolverine-beer/95910/
Or anything from Wolverine State in AA.
Otherwise, I would go with Two Hearted Ale by Bells.
Some Michigan delegates at the RNC are wearing maize and blue jerseys. (no political opinion here, just pointing it out in OT thread)
How about some Jewbelation fourteen from He'Brew...14 malts 14 hops and 14%...if you like good beer and want to get smashed
They've got a special going for $50 for a 1/6 barrel or $99 for a 1/2. Drifter Pale is a fine session beer.
Anyone know why ABC refuses to distribute Jackhammer very widely? I'd be a buyer at most any price!
I have the same question about Arcadia Whitsun, though it's less pressing.
I don't know, but any evening that started out with dinner and being cut-off from Jackhammers at Arbor turned out to be a hazy, blurry evening celebrated with horrific headaches +/- vomit the next morning.
It's a very good beer...but some bad fuzzy memories associated with it.
Lemonade. Really mess with everyone when they think you just stored your pee for the past month to make you tougher, like the team needs to be against Alabama! WOOOOO!!! GO BLUE!!!!!
Germans are such good beer drinkers because they train by drinking ram's piss
Or, you know, skip the beer and go with my personal favorite: MD 20/20.
....and I'll gladly honor you with the Pensacola Bay Brewery "Conquistador" dopplebock. Hell of a fine brew.