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#336985 - 02/03/11 11:57 PM Re: beer thread **** [Re: pmbuko]
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#337005 - 02/04/11 09:15 AM Re: beer thread [Re: tomtuttle]
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He's a friend I made via Twitter who works for Adobe in Seattle. I met him last February at Macworld.
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#337460 - 02/07/11 11:53 PM Re: beer thread [Re: pmbuko]
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After Mass yesterday the other male member of the choir and I were discussing the Super Bowl at the social and somehow he happened to bring up the Bud Light commercials. I described this forum and the views that Tom and other connoisseurs here have of that beverage. Being a PhD in Physics and apparently also something of a beer drinker, he was somewhat intrigued.

He requests your suggestions on something "bitter, dark and yeasty". He didn't add "cheap", but I might throw that in. Since I'm still perplexed by "More taste or less taste?", I wasn't of much help in his quest, but I trust that you can do better.
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#337487 - 02/08/11 10:16 AM Re: beer thread [Re: JohnK]
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Originally Posted By: JohnK

He requests your suggestions on something "bitter, dark and yeasty". He didn't add "cheap", but I might throw that in. Since I'm still perplexed by "More taste or less taste?", I wasn't of much help in his quest, but I trust that you can do better.


Oh the possibilities. OH! The possibilities. I've got five right now---just for the first sentence!
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#337491 - 02/08/11 10:31 AM Re: beer thread [Re: JohnK]
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Bitter, dark, and yeasty, eh? Definitely have him try Schneider-Weisse Aventinus. It's a widely-available German import so it should be fairly easy to find.



I don't know anybody who dislikes this beer. (I suppose it's only fair to note that I immediately cut off all ties with people who don't like this beer.
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#337493 - 02/08/11 10:54 AM Re: beer thread [Re: pmbuko]
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See! I knew those three words would eventually lead to a German 3-way!


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#337502 - 02/08/11 11:49 AM Re: beer thread [Re: BobKay]
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Aventinus is a good suggestion.

I really hesitate to recommend anything very bitter or very dark for someone coming from a Bud Light mindset.

How about the widely-available New Belgium 1554?

Session Black Lager or some other Schwarzbier might be nice.

I think that Deschutes Black Butte Porter is a very approachable beer. St. Peter's Old Style Porter from England.

Ayinger Ur-Weisse or another quality dunkelweizen.

Beer with character costs more than Bud Light.
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#337504 - 02/08/11 11:51 AM Re: beer thread [Re: tomtuttle]
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I think I'd better avoid that beer.
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#337574 - 02/08/11 03:53 PM Re: beer thread [Re: Ken.C]
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I think you'll like it, actually. smile
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#337583 - 02/08/11 04:34 PM Re: beer thread [Re: pmbuko]
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