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Hehe, that makes for a comic situation....look the other guy is mopping his forehead as he watches incredulously at our guzzler... . Btw has any one been at Oktober fest in Munich....guess its great fun. My fav is Budweiser....great taste!! [This message has been edited by Eager Beaver (edited July 24, 2001).]
well, when i was in high school and during my first few years at college i could not have cared less how beer tasted... but now i love the taste. eager, i have to disagree with you on Budwieser... it is too watered-down. i have been half-way around the world and tried many different beers, but i think the best i have tried so far come from the micro-breweries on the west coast (washington, oregon, northern california). of course, i have not been to germany, yet. perhaps the strongest and most unpredictable was "san miguel" in the philippines.
I drink beer when there is no hard liquor around or when its just easier to grab a beer. But i HATE the taste and will only drink Corona(cause i can put limes to mask the taste). Sometimes stuff like miller or bud light cause they are less nasty then the others.
I have to agree with you about the West Coast (of the States), but Colorado has a whole slew of microbrews, too. Some are real good (New Belgium Brewery's Fat Tire, Lefthand Ale, and H.C.Berger Chocolate Stout) and some suck, like anything from the Estes Park Brewery. But my absolute favorite beer I've ever tasted is Wherry Bitter , brewed in jolly ol' Norfolk UK! I haven't found anything like the atmosphere of an English Pub here in the US. The US bars and microbreweries that I've been to just don't compare. [This message has been edited by Glen Tanner (edited July 25, 2001).]
i do like "fat tire," so sorry for leaving colorado out of my list. we have our own microbrew here in georgia called Sweetwater, but the brew-masters are all from colorado. i guess we in the south can only make moonshine. as for the english pub atmosphere, the closest i have been was a pub in singapore (i forgot the name) or "mad dog's" in hong kong... they had to pour me out of the bar that night! and, you are right that we do not compare. [This message has been edited by Greg Harris (edited July 25, 2001).]
I agree with Andy, so far Corona is my fav, I also tried many different beers include the chinesse beers "Tzing Tao", it's also tasted good (my euro & american friends liked it too), but i prefered corona. I remember when i was in high school, me and my friends (6-7 people) played a game (a card game), everybody has his own plate, the looser must drink the beer using those plate (sluuurrp...bottom up), and believe me on the 5th round you will feel realy realy realy bad... I hated those game [This message has been edited by Stevie Kaligis (edited July 26, 2001).]
I seem to remember a simliar game called Quarter Bounce. I guess the basic idea is to fill a shot glass (we used something a little bigger ) with beer and pass it around. Each person gets a turn at trying to bounce a quarter off the table and into the glass. Whoever makes it, chooses someone to drink. Usually what ended up happening is everyone ganged up on one person to get them drunk. As far as beer goes, there's good beer and bad beer, but it kind of depends on the occasion. What I mean is, Fat Tire is filling so I wouldn't want to drink it all day long. But, Miller or Bud is cheap, light, and easy to drink in massive quanities. Plus, when you're in college, you want to stretch dollars. You're faced with the dilemma of buying one 6 pak for $7, or a 12 pak or case of cheaper beer. Decisions, decisions. [This message has been edited by Glen Tanner (edited July 26, 2001).]
oh, definitely... you have to choose your beer to fit the occasion. if i am going to have a beer or two just for the taste, then i will have a microbrew (like right now since i just finished my final exams). but, if i am going for mass quantities, i will drink bud-light, corona or coors... like next weekend when i along with 5 of my friends to to the lake house for our yearly vacation. i think just about everyone has played quarters. i do not intend to brag here, but we got so good at the game in college 10 years ago that we started making rules, like you have to "double bounce" the quarter... or we got a taller glass... or sometimes we had to roll the quarter down our nose, bounce off the table and then into the glass... oh to be 19 again!
Yep, we did that too (rules). Not too many quarter tricks, but stuff like you have to repeat some lame quote or something, and everyone added something as it went around the table. That's the problem with drinking games...it doesn't take long to master them. Actually, my favorite beer is still Labatt Blue, no matter how many fluffy microbrews I end up trying.
You guys sound like beer connoisseurs You should go to an Indian restaurant and try a Kingfisher. People have said it's really good. By the way, I haven't tasted beer yet - for that matter any alcoholic beverage, with the only exception being my consumption of about 20ml (less than 1 US ounce) of some expensive French champagne, in 1996, just once. Didn't like the taste!
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Hey MANKU, A novice would never appreciate taste of any Alcoholic beverages. More than the taste its the sinful potential of alcohol to raise your spirits, unblock mental inhibitions and imbue you with a lovely lingering feeling of drowsiness. That is when you start appreciating it for its effects and the taste grows on you. Hey, in india its Kingfisher for me.
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Beer in the States sucks. Canadian beer is good. Indian beer is good. German beer is good. Hell, French beer is good. It is only in the US and Mexico that it sucks. Although my only requirement for beer is: it is wet. I even like it warm. Guy
I have had drinks on the rocks many times but i cant honestly say that its my preferred method. How can anyone like the taste of straight liquor? Tastes like rubbing alcohol. Not something i wanna be sipping on for an hour.
well, it all started when my friend's dad caught us drinking his Crown Royal mixed with Coca-Cola... he said "if you are going to drink my liquor, you aren't going to ruin it with coke... you can put water in it, but that's all..." so, from that point on, it has been on the rocks or with a little water.
Since beer's only redeeming value is the effect of alcohol, why don't people just drink coke (or gateraid or whatever you drink) with alcohol? It'd taste better and still give you headaches when you have too much.
Heres one of my fav club drinks of all time: Take a bunch a raspberry's and put them in a jar, fill the jar with patron tequila. Let it marinate for a week or so, then pour 2 shots over ice and fill with cranberry juice/sprite.
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