pear cider is delicious (in Off-topic)

QBOddBird October 12 2011 9:46 PM EDT

that is all

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] October 12 2011 9:47 PM EDT

my best advice as far as cider is concerned is moderation! ;)

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] October 12 2011 9:58 PM EDT

water before bed!

QBBast [Hidden Agenda] October 12 2011 10:11 PM EDT


QBOddBird October 12 2011 10:30 PM EDT

nope Bast, mine is Spire Mountain

Demigod October 12 2011 11:38 PM EDT

This is a growler station near my house:

If you're not familiar with growlers, you're missing out.

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] October 12 2011 11:40 PM EDT

wow, i have some growlers but never knew they made growler stations! are you in heaven?

Demigod October 12 2011 11:41 PM EDT


AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] October 13 2011 2:34 PM EDT

Naughty OB. ;)

It's Perry.

AdminG Beee October 13 2011 3:15 PM EDT

If you're a girl.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] October 13 2011 3:22 PM EDT

LoL! ;)


AdminTitan [The Sky Forge] October 13 2011 3:26 PM EDT

Naughty OB. ;)

It's Perry.

If you're a girl.

LoL! ;)


I don't understand Europeans...

Quyen October 13 2011 3:29 PM EDT

omg i hear u are europeans? :D

and i have no idea what growlers are ._.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] October 13 2011 3:29 PM EDT

Technically, G's right.

My Sister is the only person I know who drinks 'perry' and did so before it was rebranded.

In order to boost Sales, a Perry brewery rebranded their product to 'Pear Cider' so that the youth would understand what their drink actually was, and sales soared.

But technically, Pear Cider isn't Perry, much in the same way some sparkling white wine isn't Champaign. ;)

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] October 13 2011 3:30 PM EDT

As for growler, I'll let someone else google the story about the Queen, a Battleship and a Parrot...

AdminTitan [The Sky Forge] October 13 2011 3:30 PM EDT

Ok, but wth is a growler or CAMRA?

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] October 13 2011 3:33 PM EDT

Growler, you'd have to go to Urban Dictionary. I'd get fined here! :P (It's also probably a US brewery of some type, but it means something quite different over here!)

CAMRA is the Campaign for Real Ale.

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] October 13 2011 3:34 PM EDT

Quyen October 13 2011 3:35 PM EDT

u just found out about growlers..

i think that wasn't meant for me :P

QBOddBird October 13 2011 4:08 PM EDT

I've never tried Perry. Is it tasty?

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] October 13 2011 4:26 PM EDT

Perry is Pear Cider... LoL!

QBOddBird October 13 2011 4:27 PM EDT

Nah, I read the wikipedia article. It isn't the same!

But if it tastes the same, then that answers my question. :)

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] October 13 2011 5:39 PM EDT

You're right. ;) Unless it's just rebranded Perry, Pear Cider is an inferior beverage made from concentrates and not 'pure' Perry Pears.

If you haven't, try the real stuff. ;)

AdminNemesia [Demonic Serenity] October 13 2011 5:44 PM EDT

I would be willing to try both Perry and Pear cider as they sound interesting and like they might taste pretty good.

QBJohnnywas October 13 2011 5:48 PM EDT

I never ever knew Babycham and Lambrini were pear ciders. All this time.

My local pub brews it's own ciders, and they have a perry that is 27%. It tastes like something that would strip paint from the wall.

QBJohnnywas October 13 2011 5:52 PM EDT

I live out in the South West of the UK these days, not London. The South West is the cider centre of the UK. Check out the map on the link for how many cider farms are spread out across the area.

QBOddBird October 13 2011 7:29 PM EDT

I would be willing to try both Perry and Pear cider as they sound interesting and like they might taste pretty good.

Demigod October 13 2011 11:18 PM EDT

For those wondering about growlers:

They're half-gallon jugs that you can fill at breweries, grocery stores, and other places that sell beer. It's a niche method that's for beer enthusiasts who like trying craft brews.

Demigod October 13 2011 11:19 PM EDT

Also, that's the Dogfish peach beer from my first post. Tasty.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] October 14 2011 3:41 AM EDT

You can get quite sweet Perry/Pear Cider, depending on your taste.

QBJohnnywas October 14 2011 5:33 AM EDT

Here's the link I never posted.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] October 14 2011 2:26 PM EDT

Being where you are now Johhny, I'd have thought you'd be on the Scrumpy! :D

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] October 14 2011 2:27 PM EDT

I suppose I'd better add;


QBOddBird October 14 2011 3:04 PM EDT

Scrumpy can be dry or sweet, however tends to be stronger in alcohol and more tannic than most commercial ciders


AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] October 14 2011 3:13 PM EDT


I've been hammered on Scrumpy.

Threw up on myself and everything.

Demigod October 14 2011 3:17 PM EDT

That's one hell of a sales pitch you made there.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] October 14 2011 3:23 PM EDT


Barley Wines next!

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] October 14 2011 3:25 PM EDT

Probably a slight thread derail by now, but I like to inform! :D

In 2009, Tokyo* caused controversy when UK watchdog the Portman Group criticised the availability of a beer of that strength in 330 ml bottles with traditional crown corks. Since then Brewdog has produced progressively stronger beers of very high strength, and has laid claim to the title 'strongest beer ever brewed' on more than one occasion.

Late in November 2009, BrewDog launched a beer called Tactical Nuclear Penguin,[2] with 32% alcohol, which was claimed to be the strongest beer ever made.[3]

In February 2010 Brewdog announced Sink The Bismarck, an apparent 41% A.B.V.[4][5] to reclaim the World's Strongest Beer title from Schorschbräu, who had produced a 40% A.B.V. version of their Schorschbock.[6]

In July 2010, BrewDog produced a 55% A.B.V. freeze-distilled beer called The End of History, with the bottles packaged in the stuffed dead bodies of small animals, priced at ᆪ500 and ᆪ700 each.[7][8][9] Only 12 bottles were produced; 11 for retail sale, with the other one going to internet video blog BeerTapTV.[10][11] BrewDog claim that this set new records not only for alcoholic strength in a beer, but also for price. Advocates for Animals called the gimmick 'perverse'.[12]

The End of History...

QBJohnnywas October 14 2011 3:58 PM EDT

I once drank so much scrumpy I was hallucinating.

IPoop October 14 2011 4:27 PM EDT

Everyone should try proper scrumpy atleast once in their life (the other times happen long after that first hangover is forgotten .. remembering the night might not be possible).

Nothing like that first sip (underestimating it), finishing off your pint and asking for a second.
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