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Re: Beer, Beer, and More Beer
« Reply #25: April 04, 2008, 03:20:12 PM »
I was expecting a hearty, flavorful beer, but for how dark it is it tastes watery and thin to me.

I'd put up Anchor Porter   :worship: , or Brooklyn's Chocolate Stout  :clap: against it any day.   

You can't drink a 12 pack of Porter in a sitting. That's points for Shiner.

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« Reply #26: April 04, 2008, 03:23:45 PM »
  Miller has a lock on all beer at Nationals Park. 

Mathguy, my Anheiser Busch source confirmed this is correct.  According to her, Miller has 75% of the beer concession in the park, which gives them marketing rights they can use to preclude a lot of competition.  Anheiser Busch is a major sponsor of the Olympics this year, which limited their ability to muscle in on the new Park.  Miller effectively blocked Cap Cities by prohibiting signage aside from on the taps, and Cap Cities wouldn't bend that far.

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« Reply #27: April 04, 2008, 03:25:38 PM »
You can't drink a 12 pack of Porter in a sitting. That's points for Shiner.

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True.  I'd love to drink that much porter, but it's rich, high in alcohol, and thus best taken slowly. 

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Re: Beer, Beer, and More Beer
« Reply #28: April 04, 2008, 03:44:16 PM »
I was expecting a hearty, flavorful beer, but for how dark it is it tastes watery and thin to me.

I'd put up Anchor Porter   :worship: , or Brooklyn's Chocolate Stout  :clap: against it any day.  

I'm going to have to find myself one of these Chocolate Stouts. I've been on a real Guiness kick lately.  Stouts all have the nitrogen bubbles right? Is that a defining characteristic?  They have something called Young's double chocolate stout that my friend has mentioned at RFD. But the few times I've been there recently, they havent actually possessed it, just had it on the menu.

Guiness = very good. If I could get one that (loosely) tasted like chocolate, that would be amazing

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Re: Beer, Beer, and More Beer
« Reply #29: April 04, 2008, 03:46:50 PM »
I'm going to have to find myself one of these Chocolate Stouts. I've been on a real Guiness kick lately.  Stouts all have the nitrogen bubbles right? Is that a defining characteristic?  They have something called Young's double chocolate stout that my friend has mentioned at RFD. But the few times I've been there recently, they havent actually possessed it, just had it on the menu.

Guiness = very good. If I could get one that (loosely) tasted like chocolate, that would be amazing

Young's Double Chocolate Stout should be available at Whole Foods in tall cans, probably what they carry it in at RFD. It's tasty and has pedigree - there was a Young's pub on campus at Oxford.

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Re: Beer, Beer, and More Beer
« Reply #30: April 04, 2008, 03:49:39 PM »
Guiness = very good. If I could get one that (loosely) tasted like chocolate, that would be amazing


There is no chocolate in the Brooklyn Stout, but, and I stake my beer reputation on it, you will never find a beer with more flavor.  Deep, dark, rich, velvety smooth and jammed with flavors of chocolate and coffee.

Here's some more educated palate reviews:

http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/45/680/

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Re: Beer, Beer, and More Beer
« Reply #31: April 04, 2008, 03:50:58 PM »
There is no chocolate in the Brooklyn Stout, but, and I stake my beer reputation on it, you will never find a beer with more flavor.  Deep, dark, rich, velvety smooth and jammed with flavors of chocolate and coffee.

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Pretty much everything Brooklyn makes tastes really good - except I don't do Pale Ale.

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Re: Beer, Beer, and More Beer
« Reply #32: April 04, 2008, 04:06:42 PM »
Mathguy, my Anheiser Busch source confirmed this is correct.  According to her, Miller has 75% of the beer concession in the park, which gives them marketing rights they can use to preclude a lot of competition... 


Did anyone notice that the Miller sign on the left side of the biggest scoreboard in MLB was never lit during either the exhibition game or home opener.  The ads on the right side were lit.  I wondered if Miller hadn't paid the fee yet.




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Re: Beer, Beer, and More Beer
« Reply #33: April 04, 2008, 04:24:26 PM »
There were a few different choices at the Red Loft bar ... I got a Peroni up there and there was a few other options besides the Miller stuff ...

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Re: Beer, Beer, and More Beer
« Reply #34: April 04, 2008, 04:25:50 PM »
There were a few different choices at the Red Loft bar ... I got a Peroni up there and there was a few other options besides the Miller stuff ...

I enjoy Peroni and Moretti - but try getting one in Italy - they always try to give you Budweiser :D

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« Reply #35: April 04, 2008, 04:34:01 PM »
There were a few different choices at the Red Loft bar ... I got a Peroni up there and there was a few other options besides the Miller stuff ...


Those are all Miller brands.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SABMiller_brands

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Re: Beer, Beer, and More Beer
« Reply #36: April 04, 2008, 04:49:07 PM »
No Olde English 800, Miller is slipping.

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« Reply #37: April 04, 2008, 06:23:58 PM »
No Olde English 800, Miller is slipping.

plastic 40s???

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« Reply #38: April 04, 2008, 06:45:13 PM »
Those are all Miller brands.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SABMiller_brands


Who would have thought that Tanzania was such a beer brewers haven?

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« Reply #39: April 04, 2008, 07:29:37 PM »
Who would have thought that Tanzania was such a beer brewers haven?

Maybe the fermentation process consumes the harmful bacteria in the water, and turns it into beer!

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Re: Beer, Beer, and More Beer
« Reply #40: April 04, 2008, 08:53:03 PM »
Hence the reason beer was invented - nutritious and safe to drink when the water is not

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« Reply #41: April 04, 2008, 08:58:43 PM »
Hence the reason beer was invented - nutritious and safe to drink when the water is not

is that true? is beer a net hydrater (hydrator) in moderation? 

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Re: Beer, Beer, and More Beer
« Reply #42: April 05, 2008, 06:57:17 AM »
Hence the reason beer was invented -

I thought is was so ugly people could have sex too.

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Re: Beer, Beer, and More Beer
« Reply #43: April 05, 2008, 01:05:44 PM »
I thought is was so ugly people could have sex too.

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Re: Beer, Beer, and More Beer
« Reply #44: April 07, 2008, 10:03:47 AM »
is that true? is beer a net hydrater (hydrator) in moderation? 

No, it's dehydrating like all alcohols are.

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« Reply #45: April 07, 2008, 10:24:05 AM »
No, it's dehydrating like all alcohols are.

So it could not replace water and the whole "safety" thing is probably bogus

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Re: Beer, Beer, and More Beer
« Reply #46: April 07, 2008, 10:32:54 AM »
So it could not replace water and the whole "safety" thing is probably bogus

Not at all. If your choice is beer versus sewer water. Beer is safer period.

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Re: Beer, Beer, and More Beer
« Reply #47: April 07, 2008, 10:42:28 AM »
Here's an article from Google on the subject of beer, caffeinated beverages, water, and hydration.

http://answers.google.com/answers/threadview?id=738100

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Re: Beer, Beer, and More Beer
« Reply #48: April 07, 2008, 10:52:09 AM »
I think I should pour out the contents of the coffee mug in my office and replace it with a nice hoppy IPA.  Hell, it's almost noon!


Here's an article from Google on the subject of beer, caffeinated beverages, water, and hydration.

http://answers.google.com/answers/threadview?id=738100

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Re: Beer, Beer, and More Beer
« Reply #49: April 07, 2008, 10:55:08 AM »
Globalisation isn't all bad when it comes to beer...the availability of stuff like Peroni and Stella is a 1000 times better than it was before South African Breweries bought Miller.  The flip side is that a lot of it is just plain fake (Leffe "abbey ale" is now brewed in a huge plant in Brussels), but overall, I think the fact that one can buy a Stella at a ballgame almost anywhere in the country represents a net benefit.   

Those are all Miller brands.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SABMiller_brands