i love beer hoew else does
October 12 2006 1:08 AM EDT
Blah beer is icky unless its watermelon smirnof then its great! tastes like jolly ranchers. Liquor gal myself!! my 4 boys who will never mess around Jim, Jack, Jose, and my GREAT friend the Cap'n . so three cheers for being able to be inebreated... and not being able to spell it.!!!!!
October 12 2006 1:42 AM EDT
Kitten: tried rosť beer?
October 12 2006 2:13 AM EDT
when i think of beer i am like homer when the Germans tell him they are from the land of chocolate
You ain't the only one bok!
We have a Beer Garden here. ;)
October 12 2006 3:13 AM EDT
October 12 2006 3:46 AM EDT
/me tips a Samuel Adams to this post :8^)
I'll have my Grolsch and/ or my Hertog Jan.
Maybe a Duvel as well :)
October 12 2006 6:59 AM EDT
I don't think watermelon-flavored alcopops count as beer, Kitten.
October 12 2006 9:49 AM EDT
"/me tips a Samuel Adams to this post"
I'll drink to that. I have six bottles of Sam Adams Black Lager sitting in the fridge right now...... calling my name...... must...... open.....
I tried Sam Adams while over your side of the world. Didn't like it.
It doesn't have a patch on real beers! ;) Go try some imported stuff, Staropramen if you can get it, or some real Ale. You won't regret it! :D
Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
October 12 2006 9:56 AM EDT
Which Sam Adams did you try? There are quite a few. Some I don't like either.
And please refrain from the usual "All American beer is crap" mantra that I hear all too often. Alas... too many people think that "Bud" is the only thing brewed over here and don't hesitate to blanket condemn every brew available in the States based upon little more than that.
Don't worry about me! I would never say that!
I had my wedding reception in a lovely micro brewery that made it's own fine beers!
You could get 1/2 pint tasters of the five types they made. Very nice. ;)
Can't remember which Sam adams it was. :(
October 12 2006 10:13 AM EDT
Mmmmmm.....Young's Double Chocolate Stout....mmmmmmm....
October 12 2006 10:16 AM EDT
GL, I am charging you with a mission. I want you to go to as many brewers that send their products to the USA and tell them that I won't touch their stuff if comes in a green bottle. I don't understand the fixation with green bottles for export brews to the US. Green is the WORST kind of glass for storing beer. Green allows more harmful light into the beer than even clear glass.
I'm convinced that one of the reasons more Americans don't enjoy imported beer more often is because premature spoilage brought on by being packaged in green bottles.
October 12 2006 10:23 AM EDT
I know Mexican beers use a different type of hops that aren't spoiled by exposure to light, and thus won't leave you with a skunky beer. Hence they can beer stored in clear bottles. Perhaps beer out of the green bottles is the same way?
October 12 2006 10:25 AM EDT
Jeez, and I'm hella-dyslexic this morning...
October 12 2006 10:29 AM EDT
Hops don't prevent skunkiness, which is caused by too much light exposure. The do help inhibit bacterial growth, though.. Any beer exposed to light will develop "skunky" aromas and flavors. Green glass just happens to let more harmful light wavelengths pass through than clear or brown glass. So yes, even those "specially hopped" Mexican brews will skunk out with light exposure.
October 12 2006 10:29 AM EDT
Bah, just don't expose the bottle to light. ;)
I can only think of one beer that uses green bottles off hand, that's Grolsch.
October 12 2006 10:37 AM EDT
Good article JW. Though I disagree with the "tetra-hop extract skunkproofing". The only way to skunkproof a beer is to keep light off of it. Maybe if they added SPF-45 sunscreen to the brew it will resist light, but tetra-hop extract does little to no "lightproofing".
October 12 2006 10:41 AM EDT
"Hence they can beer stored in clear bottles."
Tezmac, just lovely. I want to beer, stored in clear bottles also :D
October 12 2006 10:46 AM EDT
I can remember when I first found out about that. I thought I'd just been drinking bad beer on occasion. I didn't realise it was a recognized phenomenon. Shame most bottled beer cabinets in our bars/pubs in the UK are brightly lit to make them look more flashy....
Oh and GL, green bottles: Becks, Holsten, Heineken to name three off the top of my head.....
All we're missing in this post about alcohol is a tall Scotsman......
October 12 2006 10:47 AM EDT
"I can only think of one beer that uses green bottles off hand, that's Grolsch."
Pilsner Urquel (a real tragedy... this is good brew when fresh)
All the large German imports.
Double Diamond (sadly... the only major English import to "green it")
Most Canadian beers.
These are just a few off the top of my head. I'm happy that there is a bar near my home that serves both DD and PI on tap. People who have only had the green death flavor of those two are really missing out.
October 12 2006 10:55 AM EDT
Tsing Tao comes in green bottles - now that's a beer! :P
October 12 2006 10:55 AM EDT
Heineken usually isn't even so tasty to drink, a shame on the Dutch beers :p
Grolsch however is quite more tasty :) and also Dutch :)
October 12 2006 11:04 AM EDT
Homer no function beer well without.
Tsing Tao! That and Tiger/Cobra get my seal of approval! ;)
"Oh and GL, green bottles: Becks, Holsten, Heineken to name three off the top of my head....."
Oh well, nothing really to worry about then! :P
And what sort of hardened drinker am I... I knew nothing of the green glass skunyness... But then, I'd drink just about anything! ;)
I've been on a lot of browser RPGs, MMORPgs, and other online multiplayer games, but I must say, CB is the only one where alcohol and drunkness conversations/references are this commonplace :)
Just had to say that, as I find the fact quite funny.
I love you.
October 12 2006 2:19 PM EDT
Green bottle..... what a shame! :P
October 12 2006 2:30 PM EDT
Mmm... more Heineken.
=D (I'm having fun here)
I know people that will give their left arm for a quarter barrel of Oberon (costs about $90 if you can find it). It is a seasonal micro brew that comes out of Kalamazoo MI every year. During the winter they make Bell's, and in the summer Oberon. Personally I will stick with the champagne of beers, or maybe Miller Lite if I am feeling flush. :) Cheers.
Since when did Can. beer come in green bottles?When I had anything to do with it they were always in brown bottles,course that was when they all came in stubbies .Maybe they ship that way because of market pressure??
Molson Golden is the only Canadian green-bottled beer I can think of...
Molson Export (brown bottle :P) is among my all-time favorites, and is definitely my favorite Canadian beer. But it must be real Ex, bought at The Beer Store, not the watered-down US import version I can get here...
I'm also a really big fan of Bass Ale...
Now, in cooking, Molson Golden (in the green bottle) makes an excellent beer batter for fish, Labatt's Blue is my favorite for beer-can chickens, and Foster's for beer-can turkeys.
October 13 2006 3:23 AM EDT
Something I just noticed tonight; Newcastle comes in a clear bottle here in the States. Never had a skunky one though. Shipped and stored in boxes perhaps?
October 13 2006 9:11 AM EDT
Most east coast Canadian beers have green bottle versions, as well as red. Some good ones are Moosehead Green and Keith's Green. Yes, those are the names of them.
I personally prefer very dark ale, such as Guinness or a local Scotch ale.
(*gasp* the "G" word isn't in the spellchecker!!!!)
October 13 2006 10:09 AM EDT
Now if only someone made a bacon flavored beer, I'd be a truly happy man. :D
add carlsberg to the green bottle list i think for the uk
trick with green bottles is drink them before the sun can get to them no probs then ;) (not heard about the green bottle light thing but will be sure to pass the word around to try and get the pubs and bars cleared out of green bottles the next time we go out)
on fosters(and smirnoff ice but i didnt say that) tonight but jack d. is my prefered tipple
and im sure from my stupid days in the pub trade i've got a hieniken labeled carlsberg bottle in amongst the borrowed named glasses collection in the attic
>.< another member of cbg lol
October 13 2006 3:30 PM EDT
All this talk about beer bottle colours... Personally I never have that problem.
GentlemanLoser: I had my wedding reception in a lovely micro brewery that made it's own fine beers!
-You know, I'd love to hear how you managed to talk Claire into that one.
Personally I find the brown bottled beers the nastiest tasting
beers around, I prefer it in a can or from the pump but at
least beer from green bottles doesn't taste like bottle whereas
with brown bottles that is all I taste and no beer flavour.
IA, would you belive it was her idea? ;) I love my wife!
She was the driving force behind the detials of our wedding, I just had to turn up and say the right things.
Oh, and to top it off, the room we held our reception in, for the time we had it hired, all beer and wine was free. ;)
My cousin in law (? Cousins husband), a fantastic Australian guy, who loves his Stella, collared a waitress ever time she walked into the room to get another beer, no matter how far he was into the one he was drinking. In the end, the waitresses just bought him a new beer every time they came in without him having to ask.
Oh and just as our time was about to run out, he ordered two or three free beers. ;)
He passed out in the limo on the way back to our hotels. He had to sit up front with the driver, and my familty nearly forgot him! ;)
October 16 2006 5:17 AM EDT
"IA, would you belive it was her idea?"
Wow. You really are blessed. Your wife wouldn't happen to have a sister who is still single, would she? ;)
October 16 2006 5:34 PM EDT
In the pub right now with beer. I love this technology :)
Damn you! ;)
I still can't drink. /sob
Whats best beer that gives you the least headache in the morning?
For me it's Bavaria or Hertog Jan.
I can drink that untill i feel sick and wake up the next day and don't feel a thing.
October 16 2006 7:30 PM EDT
Augustiner Edelstoff is a well fine pale ale out of Germany. A must try for anyone who hasn't yet. Best served at slightly cooler than room temperature, not ice cold.
For Mexican beer, I prefer Bohemia. Good enough for Doc, good enough for me. ;)
October 16 2006 8:01 PM EDT
Ooops, Augustiner is a lager, not an ale. I like Sierra Nevada tapped for a good ale.
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