1. Post #361
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    January 2005
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    You haven't had bad beer until you've had Victorian Bitter or Tooheys New over here. It's such feral shit. But just so you can appreciate other kinds of beer even more, I would highly suggest getting some VB or Tooheys if you ever come down here.
    Oh god, VB tastes like plastic. If we're going Aussie - Little Creatures or Mountain Goat please!

    wow, i bet youre the life of the party...
    Wow, I bet it took you a while to think that up...

    I get drunk, sure... but merry, not out of it. I know my limits and know when it's time to stop. There are a LOT of people who don't.

    im also fond of tesco value bitter. 68p for four cans! tastes like beer, and is pretty weak so good to drink if you dont want to get drunk.
    With this statement you have completely invalidated anything you've ever posted in this thread. I'm not trying to be elite or snobbish here, but why would you drink something that's the equivelent to cats piss?

    A surprisingly large variety considering I can't stand the taste. I've tried every lager under the sun and quite a lot of locally brewed beers and ales but the branded ones I can remember Fosters, Carling, Carlsberg, Budweiser, San Miguel, Stella Artois, Becks, Heineken, Grolsch, Tuborg, Old Speckled Hen, Hobgoblin, Exmoor Beast, London Porter and Guinness. Plus various draught ales/bitter that I tried down the pub and didn't get the name of.
    I liked none of these and so I think it's safe to assume it is highly unlikely that I will enjoy the taste of other beers.
    I'd say that's debatable. All those lagers are pretty simular, and the ales that have been named, while popular and readily available, aren't all that good. Perhaps you should try different styles of beer, like imperial stouts or double IPA's.

    uhhh long, anyone with a right mind wouldnt drink Heineken for gold.
    Heineken quality is even below the cheapest beer u can find in the average Dutch supermarket.
    If u want some good Duch beers try Hertog Jan, Grolsch, Amstel or Bavaria.
    What about De Molen, La Trappe or to a lesser extent, Texels?

  2. Post #362
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    Some people drink cheap beer just because they are thirsty, deal with it.
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  3. Post #363
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    Some people drink cheap beer just because they are thirsty, deal with it.
    beer dehydrates you so that's not very smart
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  4. Post #364
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    Some people drink cheap beer just because they are thirsty, deal with it.
    I'm not saying "don't drink cheap beer", I'm saying "why not actually drink something decent so you can form an opinion, as most stuff is shit." The thing is, Britain has such a heritage with beer and it's wasted.

    I'm partial to shitty drinks now and then, I have a bottle of export strength (50%) Minttu lying around. Surely though, if you're thirsty, you'd drink something that would actually hydrate you?
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  5. Post #365
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    beer dehydrates you so that's not very smart
    that's why all the beer i drink have about 95% of antidehydrants
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  6. Post #366
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    that's why all the beer i drink have about 95% of antidehydrants
    What in the christ are you talking about? Could you provide evidence to support this statement please?

  7. Post #367
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    that is all.

  8. Post #368
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    What in the christ are you talking about?
    water

  9. Post #369
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    that is all.
    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.

    Two days ago I set a message on the till at work, stating -

    "Next person to ask for Timmy Taylors gets barred. Merry Christmas"

    Ok, I understand it's a regional bitter, fine. But, where I work is not that kind of place. We sell speciality beers and not the sort of thing you can get at your local.

    Screw christmas drinkers.
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    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.

    Two days ago I set a message on the till at work, stating -

    "Next person to ask for Timmy Taylors gets barred. Merry Christmas"

    Ok, I understand it's a regional bitter, fine. But, where I work is not that kind of place. We sell speciality beers and not the sort of thing you can get at your local.

    Screw christmas drinkers.
    I drink this shit all year round, chill out.

    Tell me about your speciality beers then.

  11. Post #371
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    I drink this shit all year round, chill out.

    Tell me about your speciality beers then.
    Well, what would you like to know? We have over 3000 beers in our portfolio. Around 160 for sale at any one time.
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  12. Post #372
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    Well, what would you like to know? We have over 3000 beers in our portfolio. Around 160 for sale at any one time.
    who exactly do you work for?

  13. Post #373
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    who exactly do you work for?
    A very small company that specialises in distribution of foreign beers to bars, which also has 2 bars in London and a retail outlet.

  14. Post #374
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    A very small company that specialises in distribution of foreign beers to bars, which also has 2 bars in London and a retail outlet.
    Sounds cool, name some of these beers.

  15. Post #375
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    Sounds cool, name some of these beers.
    Ok. So... let's see. My personal regional favourites.

    Scandinavia - Nøgne Ø #100, Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch (weasel edition), Einstok Toasted Porter
    Europe - Kindle Weiss (Ohne Schuss of course!), De Molen Rasputin, Cantillon Geuze, Paulaner Salvator, Schlenkerla Eiche, La Chouffe Houblon IPA Tripel,
    Britain - The Kernel (Any beer from them, especially the Export Stout, Oatmeal/breakfast stout and Citra IPA), Titanic Chocolate Vanilla Stout, Darkstar Espresso, Magic Rock Human Cannonball
    USA - Flying Dog Raging Bitch, Great Divide Espresso Yeti, Anchor Breckles Brown, Brooklyn Chocolate Stout, Rogue Imperial Stout, Stone Arrogant Bastard Ale, Goose Island Mild Winter and Bourbon County Stout
    Australia - Little Creatures Pale Ale

    Edit - Are you anywhere near london by chance?
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  16. Post #376
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    I used to work at Tesco about 4 years ago and I judged everybody who bought Tesco Value Larger. I know some people are on a budget but seriously WHY buy that shit?!

    On an unrelated note, I'll be in Hong Kong airport in 24 hours, They have Absolut Tropical and Mango flavours I can't find anywhere else, I know what I'm treating myself to! also 'treating' myself to copious amounts of vodka on the plane.

  17. Post #377
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    Anyone have any good places they like to go for beers?
    I love going here: http://www.beerknurd.com/stores/kansascity/
    Every Monday night is $3 pint night, and you get to choose from around 90 or so beers in the $3 range. It's good shit.

  18. Post #378
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    Looks nice, This is my local and ONLY pub in the city to my knowledge http://www.onefortheroad.com.cn/

    If you search one for the road pub dongguan in youtube somewhere on there is a video of the landlord and some regular expats hosing a drunk guy down at 2am on a bouncy castle.

  19. Post #379
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    Dennab
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    You dumbass the alcohol makes you dehydrated and makes the water in the beer negligible.

  20. Post #380
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    I used to work at Tesco about 4 years ago and I judged everybody who bought Tesco Value Larger. I know some people are on a budget but seriously WHY buy that shit?!
    Ex Sainsburys here, used to the same thing too. For us though it wasn't Basics Lager, it was Basics Cider, in the big ol' bottles. We'd get people who'd come in daily for it.

    Anyone have any good places they like to go for beers?
    I love going here: http://www.beerknurd.com/stores/kansascity/
    Every Monday night is $3 pint night, and you get to choose from around 90 or so beers in the $3 range. It's good shit.
    Nice. I've had about 70 beers from their list, good selection but also a lot of us only beers there.

    I love the pub I work in, but our website is crap. Here's an article from TimeOut, every pub on this list is great.

    http://www.timeout.com/london/featur...raft-beer-bars (the place I work at is 9th down and looks a LOT different than that now)

  21. Post #381
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    I used to work at Tesco about 4 years ago and I judged everybody who bought Tesco Value Larger. I know some people are on a budget but seriously WHY buy that shit?!

    On an unrelated note, I'll be in Hong Kong airport in 24 hours, They have Absolut Tropical and Mango flavours I can't find anywhere else, I know what I'm treating myself to! also 'treating' myself to copious amounts of vodka on the plane.
    Asian countries have the best (and weirdest) localized alcohol, I know the western countries have weird booze but it's so hard to find.

    Like I can't find any fig or date based alcohol.

  22. Post #382
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    You dumbass the alcohol makes you dehydrated and makes the water in the beer negligible.
    That's why light beer is my drink of choice when thirsty - less alcohol content and more water.

  23. Post #383
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    Asian countries have the best (and weirdest) localized alcohol, I know the western countries have weird booze but it's so hard to find.

    Like I can't find any fig or date based alcohol.
    I wouldnt say Absolut is weird, its pretty common throughout the world, the falvours I want are only ever available in airports, I got myself a mango vodka from them when I went to Thailand.

    And yeah cider or beer, either way Fragmatic, value of either is fucking terrible and I judge pople on it because the hobo in the town I used to live in got drunk of it. If a hobo can afford it what the fuck are you doing with it?

  24. Post #384
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    I wouldnt say Absolut is weird, its pretty common throughout the world, the falvours I want are only ever available in airports, I got myself a mango vodka from them when I went to Thailand.

    And yeah cider or beer, either way Fragmatic, value of either is fucking terrible and I judge pople on it because the hobo in the town I used to live in got drunk of it. If a hobo can afford it what the fuck are you doing with it?
    It's the localizations I'm calling weird. I cant think of any at the moment for alcohol though.

    Also elitism. Stop it.

  25. Post #385
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    I seriously will try to not get drunk again. I fought with everybody and fucked a lot of relationships up last night.

  26. Post #386

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    I seriously will try to not get drunk again. I fought with everybody and fucked a lot of relationships up last night.
    Ahahah I guess some people just ain't supposed to drink.
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  27. Post #387
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    yeah, me being one of them. I'm an asshole when drunk.

  28. Post #388
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    Ok. So... let's see. My personal regional favourites.

    Scandinavia - Nøgne Ø #100, Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch (weasel edition), Einstok Toasted Porter
    Europe - Kindle Weiss (Ohne Schuss of course!), De Molen Rasputin, Cantillon Geuze, Paulaner Salvator, Schlenkerla Eiche, La Chouffe Houblon IPA Tripel,
    Britain - The Kernel (Any beer from them, especially the Export Stout, Oatmeal/breakfast stout and Citra IPA), Titanic Chocolate Vanilla Stout, Darkstar Espresso, Magic Rock Human Cannonball
    USA - Flying Dog Raging Bitch, Great Divide Espresso Yeti, Anchor Breckles Brown, Brooklyn Chocolate Stout, Rogue Imperial Stout, Stone Arrogant Bastard Ale, Goose Island Mild Winter and Bourbon County Stout
    Australia - Little Creatures Pale Ale

    Edit - Are you anywhere near london by chance?
    Yeah Essex around 40 mins on the train, im familiar with The Kernel brewery did some work for an art gallery near there.

  29. Post #389
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    Finally got that 1,6Kilo bag of skittles



    330ML soda can for size comparison.
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  30. Post #390
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    I've just bottled some damson gin - I pricked tons of damson berries, added a good pile of sugar, and topped up with gin in kilner jars then left for 3 months, occasionally tasting to check the amount of sugar.

    And now, it's done! And put into bottles ready for christmas

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  31. Post #391
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    July 2009
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    Finally got that 1,6Kilo bag of skittles



    330ML soda can for size comparison.
    Where
    How

  32. Post #392
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    Where
    How
    The internet.
    It's a bulk bag meant for old fashioned candy vending machines.
    Example: http://www.candymachines.com/Skittle...3lbs-P217.aspx

    Just google skittles bulk or the equivalent in your language.

    Where I got my bag from:
    http://www.sliknet.dk/shop/skittles-x-large-446p.html

  33. Post #393
    Dennab
    July 2009
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    The internet.
    It's a bulk bag meant for old fashioned candy vending machines.
    Example: http://www.candymachines.com/Skittle...3lbs-P217.aspx

    Just google skittles bulk or the equivalent in your language.

    Where I got my bag from:
    http://www.sliknet.dk/shop/skittles-x-large-446p.html
    Damn you, Poland. Can't find anything like it.

  34. Post #394
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    I discovered that Jameson Whiskey is actually really good and the commercials aren't TOTAL bullshit

  35. Post #395
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    Decided to make a test batch out of the four flavors there were most of and 1 Liter of vodka I had laying around:




    Also prepared the rest of the Skittles for when I actually get my arse in gear and pick up some more Vodka.


    Had to get creative since I had too many of Lemon flavored ones but a little too less of Lime flavored, so I dumped a small amount of Lemon flavored ones in the Lime bottle.

    I'm also kinda disappointed by the lack of Strawberry flavored ones and by the mass abundance of the Blackcurrant flavor.

    Oh well, that wont matter if it tastes good enough.
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  36. Post #396
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    I've never tried it 'properly' with sugar but I've done shots of the stuff before, although I doubt it was in the realm of the 70%, probably closer to 40/50%. It was nice but just tasted of aniseed.
    Yeah what generally happens is a friend brings back a "case" from Spain or somewhere in eastern Europe which is around 5 small bottles around 500 or 600ml sized, they are of different colouring and percentage (The last being green it's natural colour, and around 70%). Very nasty stuff, but I've never gotten black outs or incredibly drunk off them, as you generally get sick after a while.

  37. Post #397
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    yeah, me being one of them. I'm an asshole when drunk.
    Don't give up so easily! Everybody does stupid shit when they drink if they're relatively young, you're still finding your limits, don't turn into one of these "Oh I don't drink, guys" people if you're still young or you'll never enjoy the pleasure of having a well-earned pint after work / getting almost irreparable after exams.

    P.S Is really no one in this thread clued up about port? If not you should try it, it is Christmas after all.

  38. Post #398
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    902 Posts
    So i can drink jagermeister like its nobodys business but the second someone hands me a beer I just cant drink it.

  39. Post #399
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    Tonights drink. Figured I'd get something nice.



    It's a shame I can't enjoy it as much as I could, I'm all stuffed up.

  40. Post #400
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    Don't give up so easily! Everybody does stupid shit when they drink if they're relatively young, you're still finding your limits, don't turn into one of these "Oh I don't drink, guys" people if you're still young or you'll never enjoy the pleasure of having a well-earned pint after work / getting almost irreparable after exams.

    P.S Is really no one in this thread clued up about port? If not you should try it, it is Christmas after all.
    I'm a little clued up about port but I'm not a huge fan of it on it's own. Blue WKD and port though tastes amazing and is, as my barber described it, "Refreshingly Nailing".

    Just remembered that I've got a 12 year old bottle of port lying around my house somewhere... might have to break that one open for christmas.