CB to Beer Ratio As Established by GentlemanLoser (in Off-topic)

Thraklight Resonance November 19 2007 10:36 PM EST

"Like me giving Johnnywas 10 Mil CB2 isn't a one way transfer, as he bought me 5 beers last night in the pub cuz I was out of cash."

So, you exchanged one liquid asset for the rental of another liquid asset? What quality of beer did you receive so we can adjust up or down for different brands? What can I get if I send you a Pabst Blue Ribbon? :-)

QBBast [Hidden Agenda] November 19 2007 10:47 PM EST

You would need to send the $10m CB with the Pabst. Good grief.

Hyrule Castle November 19 2007 11:19 PM EST

yea lol what kinda beer is that... 10m for 5 beers is 2m a beer... approx 12 USD min...<.< were you ...at a pub at a hockey game , or some place where they jack the prices ridiculously?

Lochnivar November 19 2007 11:25 PM EST

Maybe GL also did wingman duties and 'entertained' the interfering friends....

QBsutekh137 November 19 2007 11:32 PM EST

Well, that's actually only 6 quid a beer...exchange is about half... What do pints run in pounds over in the UK?

DrAcO5676 [The Knighthood III] November 20 2007 12:59 AM EST

Well I know when I was at Ozfest, a 22 ounces of Corona was 10 bucks a piece... so sounds about right to me ^_^

Mem November 20 2007 2:28 AM EST

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AdminG Beee November 20 2007 3:13 AM EST

A pint of beer in London will cost at least 2.50 GBP and often more. Given the exchange rate at the moment, then $6.00 USD for a pint is about correct.

If GL got 5 beers for $10m then they both got a great deal. JW, because he got cheap CB cash, and GL because he got the beer he wanted, when he wanted it, for some internet game money that he collected while mostly drunk anyway.

Win Win all-round...

PS. Johnny, I'll be down on the Friday sleeper. I'm transferring my char and CB money to you immediately. The weekend is on you big boy :)

QBJohnnywas November 20 2007 3:18 AM EST

Lol, funding my NCB with beer; sounds good to me. But is the ratio CB$:Beer ..or CB$:Price Of Beer? Cos if it's beer then I can go to the off license and get cheap beers.....

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] November 20 2007 3:41 AM EST


Yeah a ᆪ3 or $6 exchange rate for an individual beer would have been more accurate. So I should have got 10 Beers! I was suckered! :P

You can get cheaper pints, or more expensive smaller bottles, depending on where you try to drink.

Then there's (as Johnny mentions) bulk buying from supermarkets. :D

But the price does change with Brand. I wouldn't expect to get a pint of Staropramen for the same as a can of Hofmeister (The bear is still going!). Pabst Blue Ribbon (to my regret) I've never heard of nor tried. :/ But I'm coming back out to Vegas in 2009 (Just found out! WooT!), maybe I'll get a chance then. ;)

Adminedyit [Superheros] November 20 2007 5:30 AM EST

GL, don't forget that they also give blue ribbons to pigs.

Brakke Bres [Ow man] November 20 2007 6:48 AM EST

10 mil cb at 7 dollar each 1mil is 70 bucks , 70 times .7 (roughly)
For each Euro i get 1.46 dollars.

That is roughly 45 euro's, i can get in a pub 22-23 beers for that, or 2 cases of 24 beers in a supermarket. :)

Or really drunk.

j'bob November 20 2007 6:54 AM EST

GL, if you go to Vegas and drink PBR, well, I think that's one of those things that should STAY in Vegas.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] November 20 2007 7:30 AM EST


"Pabst Blue Ribbon is 4.73% alcohol by volume in most markets"

Beer here (unless it's the drink-at-work C2, 2%) starts at 5%. ;)

Then you have;

"The strongest beer sold in Britain was Delaware's Dogfish Head's World Wide Stout, a 21% abv stout which was available from UK Safeways in 2003"

Granted that was beaten by;

"Samuel Adams reached 20% abv with Millennium[44] and then surpassed that amount to 25.6% abv with Utopias" O_O Wowzer!

Usually, the super strength beer of choice is one of the Premium lagers,
Stella Artois, Grolsch or the like.

Most notorious are;

Carlsberg Special Brew

"Special Brew is a very strong lager (sometimes known as premium lager) brewed in Denmark and the United Kingdom. It comes in a can with a distinctive gold and red colour.

Special Brew was first brewed by Carlsberg to commemorate a visit to Denmark of Winston Churchill in 1950. In May 1951 two crates were delivered to Churchill's London home. In a thank you letter Churchill called the drink "Commemoration Lager". In Denmark the drink was called Påskebryg (Easter Brew), but the Easter Brew has been replaced by a weaker beer (Carls Påske). For the British market Carlsberg called the drink Special Brew and production was started in Northampton in the 1950s.

At 9% alcohol Special Brew is one of the strongest lagers freely available in the United Kingdom, without going to a specialist shop. Some people will say that Special Brew should more properly be described as a Barley Wine, rather than a lager."


Tennent's Super

"Tennent's Super has a higher percentage of alcohol by volume than Tennent's Lager. Very popular amongst homeless people in the UK due to its cheapness and high alcohol content (9%), sometimes referred to as "tramp juice"."

Ah... 9% Lager. Tastes like syrup. ;)

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] November 20 2007 7:32 AM EST

"Maybe GL also did wingman duties and 'entertained' the interfering friends...."

LoL! Missed this! ;)

I always entertain! Just ask G! :P

QBJohnnywas November 20 2007 7:46 AM EST

Entertaining? I remember some phone calls while I was watching the Ice Cream Wrestling in Blackpool. Doubly entertained I was.

chuck1234 November 20 2007 8:15 AM EST

i don't drink, i am not allowed to drink [by my family and the law]; aargh, why do you people drink, it makes you fat and sloppy, and also addles the brain, it is also one un-PG activity that ruins the fun in a lot other un-PG activities, if you know what i mean; maybe the correct exchange should be 5 beers AND 10 mil CB2 for causing obesity, aging, and <adult-rated> disorders in the poor mug that consumes the stuff, ah, well, what can I say, cheers!

QBJohnnywas November 20 2007 8:30 AM EST

Just wait Chuck until you've been working in a job for 20 years. You kind of get glad of a bit of brain addling.

QBBast [Hidden Agenda] November 20 2007 10:24 AM EST

It's never a proper discussion 'til someone who's never tried it weighs in on why it sucks. ;)

QBJohnnywas November 20 2007 10:26 AM EST

You have to laugh really though; I'm mean imagine what we, G Beee and GL would look like if beer did make us obese, prematurely aged and whatever the Un-PG part was about. Why we would only be fit enough to sit in front of a computer and press down click all the time......;)

QBJohnnywas November 20 2007 10:27 AM EST

There's a 'we' in that last post somewhere that's meant to be a 'me'. ;)

Thraklight Resonance November 20 2007 11:05 AM EST

The best thing that you can say about Pabst Blue Ribbon is that it is really cheap. I think it is popular at a number of bars near The Ohio State University because it is a cheap way for students to delude themselves into thinking that the local teams have a shot at a national championship.

A more accurate description is that it tastes like someone already rented part of the bottle and refilled it. :-)

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] November 20 2007 11:14 AM EST

LoL! ;)

I'm overwieght, but not due to the brew. It's the fact I no longer teach Martial Arts, spend most of my spare time playing on my computer or taking part in P&P RPGs. And that I enjoy an Extra Large donner Kebab or two.

I don't actually drink that much any more. :'(

I'm lazy and like to drive, mainly.

As for the un-PG problem. I have never, ever suffered from it. The brew gives me another infliction. Answers by CM only. ;)

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] November 20 2007 11:16 AM EST

And addling my brain? I don't use much of that sucker anyway. It can afford to lose some unnecessary cells. ;)

Besides, it's just like culling the herd. ;)

QBJohnnywas November 20 2007 11:42 AM EST

Anyone fancy a pint? I'm buying. I'll settle for a ratio of 1 Beer: 1 Million CB$. Just send your CB$ to Bank Of Johnny, with a note to say how many beers.

There is a catch though, you have to be in The Bird Cage Pub on Stamford Hill tonight between 730 and 1100 to claim your beers. Don't let that stop you sending the cash though! ;)

AdminNightStrike November 20 2007 1:24 PM EST

"Just wait Chuck until you've been working in a job for 20 years. You kind of get glad of a bit of brain addling."

That's a very sad thing, JW, and I pity you.

QBJohnnywas November 20 2007 1:30 PM EST

The saddest thing is I've worked mostly in jobs I really enjoy NS, but sometimes getting paid to do something you enjoy is a curse not a pleasure.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] November 20 2007 1:33 PM EST

20 Years is nothing compared to a wife! :P

Johnny, I'd have taken you up on that, but I've not got the CB2. :(

QBJohnnywas November 20 2007 1:41 PM EST

lol, you might have warned me before I got married! Now, I'm off to the pub!
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