No beer thread? Lets change that.
Currently drinking pic related - original version. Cheap beer to go with the cheap steak I just had. Its ok for the cost though.
What beer are you drinking?
Drinking with aged then smoked cheddar from New York.
Stop projecting you snaggle toothed bong.
Better cheeses are made Stateside than anywhere in the entire world.
Red Leister is an abortion of your culinary acumen in Great Britain. Just...awful.
Not all cider is alcoholic and comes in plastic bottles, Mr. Bong.
>Not all cider is alcoholic
but "non-alcoholic" cider would just be apple juice.
>Not all cider is alcoholic
The point is that to the rest of the world cider *is* alcoholic by definition. That's why it's called "Cider" and not "apple juice". Unless you're in the US that is.
Celebration ale. Its all i drink till the new year... Been doing this sebse i discovered this magic brew
1,60€ per six
suprisingly good for that price
gas is more expensive ffs
It takes balls posting that. Especially with these beer "experts" on this board. Love that shit too. Cheap and a nice buzz.
My personal fave is always Guinness though.
Which country are you in? Have these made their way to you yet?
what is a good beer to drink while playing dorf fort or strongholds?
No he's not, he replied to me. I'm the one drinking the Milwaulkees Best Ice in New York and he in Ireland is downing a nice Guinness which I'm thinking of getting some of a bit later tonight.
Have you ever seen this before?
I used to work in a pub which didnt sell much Guinness, and they had one of these. Not as good as tap, but still nice.
I haven't seen that one specifically but that pub looks like a place that I've been on some late night talk show a few years ago.
I'll go get some Guinness's and while walking to the place I'll likely remember where I saw it.
Its nothing to do with the EU. Its to do with your stunted capacity to understand simple concepts.
Unfortunately for you, you cant assign your own personal definitions to certain products and expect the rest of us to follow them.
Cheese is best from Italy. This is why America has can't do fine dining, you think everything you make is the best. Your fine dining experiences are TERRIBLE. Amerifats have no concept of quality only quantity. This is why there are so few Michelin star places in the entire of the USA compared to the world. Poor quality, low standards.
>Oh. Nice selection! Blue Chimay is better tho. I'm no fan of westmalle, but Gulden Draak is one of my favorites. I have yet to try the deleriums, never heard of the others.
I'm a big fan of the blur chimay, but I've never had the white one and so I wanted to try it. I'm not expecting anything mind-blowing but you never know. I've also never had gulden draak or delirium, I was the guy a couple of beer threads ago who saw gulden draak 9000 for £5.35. This was £3.15 iirc
>I picked up a bottle in B&M stores. I think I also saw it in Lidl for about the same price. Roughly 80p.
Thank, I'll keep my eye out
>ANON PLS REPORT BACK ON THE DELIRIUMS.
S-s-sorry anon I was planning on having christmas beer on a more celebratory occasion than a monday night. It may be months before I get back to that beer store or another where I can get those
>won't you get raided by the police for having those?
Why would he?
>I picked up a bottle in B&M stores.
OP here. Also that guy. I bought the Innis and Gunn at the same time as the Guinness. Also cheap.
Did you try that Westmalle yet? I love trappist beers, they are possibly some of my favourites other than stouts/porters. Waitrose often have the Westmalle on offer for about £1.80-£2 iirc which is a good price.
Who /homebrew/ here?
Just polished off the last of my roggenbier. Working on an american strong ale recipe next.
not my pic but here's what i'm trying tonight. It's damn good; all the coffee flavor, none of the coffee bitterness. Vastly superior to Founders porter imo.
Don't listen to him, Blue Moon is better than Hoegaarden.
I've got a bottle of pic related.
Unfortunately I dont have a decent glass from which to drink it, and I dont really want to pour it in to a pint glass, coca cola glass or martini glass which are my options.
>blue moon is better than hoegaarden.
Dude blue moon has gone down hill sense its been owned by coors.
Just finished a bottle of Grizzy Paw Beavertail Raspberry.
Now I'm drinking gin+tonic with orange/mango/cranberry juice.
I've only been at my new job for 3 weeks but I already feel like drinking almost every day, and I don't even really have any responsibility yet since I'm a new hire.
If it was a cheap beer, I'd proably just drink it from whatever glass I currently have. But its not. It was around £5 ($7.50), and I have quite a few beers in the £3-£5 range as well. Seems worthwhile to wait until I have a decent glass to enjoy them at their best.
>five pounds for a growler
Try seven or eight, with the prices these micro-snobs charge for their Ancient Ales.
Glassware literally does not matter as long as you pour it into something.
God, I was visiting my mom and a friend of hers gave me a can of that. I am always grateful for free beer, so I didn't let him see that I thought that was the worst beer I've ever drank.
Eh. Smell is like 90% of taste, and a tulip glass does put that scent in your face a lot better than a pint glass does. I'd definitely wait on a spendy beer until I had a decent glass. I wouldn't drink a nice bottle of wine out of a sippy cup, why not hold beer to the same regard when you spent decent money on it?
This 16 year old Bushmill's is respectable.
whats something that gets you super smashed and tastes amazing?
They aren't but it's not going to transcend your experience
That being said I am all for optimizing it and prefer snifters and tulips over say a pint glass
Plus it looks nicer and is easier to drink
A lot of things, you'll need to be more specific if you're talking in regards to craft beer
Price wise it's going to be a bit challenging to find something that would be actually cheap, but there are good deals
For example a liquor store near me sells Southern Tier Choklat for about 6.50 for a 24oz bomber, Choklat is about 11% ABV, so a bomber would have 4 beers in it (of 5% ABV). Have 3 of those and you'll probably be set for a night, but it would probably be near $20 total for about 12 drinks, and if you've been to college you know you can do better than that. Plus Choklat is probably something you would only have a bottle of at a time from how strong the taste is alone
But it's still better than almost any bar price wise for 12 beers of any kind, even during happy hour, and you don't have to tip
Then again I don't really buy craft beer if I'm trying to get drunk, too expensive for a drunk, plus I wouldn't be able to really savor it and enjoy it after the first few drinks
After trying multiple cans and bottles of Guinness I can say the cans win out, I tried them both directly too, either from the can and directly from the bottle or pouring them into a glass.
The cans were the nitrogen insert ones, I didn't expect that because I've only seen that before in certain four packs. I also checked on the bottles and cans, all brewed in Ireland.
Excellent choice OP, Innis and Gunn is one of my favourites. The Rum finish is the best one I think.
Also to those talking about clear bottles - they are all in brown bottles now.
Tried the new seasonal one? Bourbon cask or something? It is very good. The best one was the "winter beer" from a few years ago.
Yes, I never thought I'd say this and I hope it isn't well meme'd but westmalle dubbel is about as close to perfect as anything I've ever experienced.
No waitrose near me (northener) but I do frequent booths and m&s keeping an eye out for those sorts of prices
>implying growlers were ever mentioned
A growler is usually 4-6 pints (2.1 litres - 3.2 litres). A bottle is usually 330ml, 500ml, or 750ml. 5 pounds for a growler is pretty good. 5 pounds for a bottle is quite a lot.
Wedge of lemon wrapped around a gold brick.
Or a hammer.
What guinness was it though? And what can?
I drink lots of vodka. That cleans out my system, and even cleans my teeth (I haven’t brushed in years, and haven’t had a cavity since).
I also eat a liverwurst sandwich pretty much every day – to counterbalance the effects the vodka has on my liver. I make my sandwiches on seeded rye (because it’s the healthiest bread), with mayo (because eggs are the best protein; I use kewpie, because the msg makes it taste better), coarse mustard (good for the white blood cells), zucchini pickles (because they taste good), and a bunch of baby spinach (just for filler; it could honestly be left out).
I also eat a lot of canned fish (mostly sardines, but also the occasional fancy smoked oysters) on saltines. They give you all your essential amino acids, and provide a nice opportunity to try out various hot sauces, which are generally very low in calories, while high in flavor and immensely prodigious to healthiness.
Aside from that, I drink large amounts of water (anywhere between ice-cold to slightly chilled) every day, always through a straw, and sometimes with a lemon wedge.
To each their own, I say, but I’m just shy of 30 and am doing better than most of you.
It's almost time for this nectar of the gods to be back in stock...
going to have a few of these watching the football tonight
Probably the best fresh hop beer available. Amazing on tap.
Brown Shugga, my nigga.
Really good. It isn't cloyingly sweet for me but isn't too toasty that my girlfriend can drink them. Their base coffee milk stout is underrated.
Two bombers of Torpedo gets me tipsy enough and they're sold for around 3.00/US.
Never tried a roggenbier before, sounds interesting. How is it?
Currently drinking my cream ale, my old english christmas ale, and my black IPA.
Making an all Citra pale ale this weekend. Recipe based on Zombie dust I think (I've never had it, I live in Norway).
Molson XXX Super Premium Beer it's really good.
Cider, as depicted in the image is a cold pressed apple based beverage that is non-alcoholic. It's unpasteurized, unfiltered and devoid of arsenic, something that is widely used to "preserve" apple products like "juice" and "sauce".
Juice, IS pasteurized, filtered and treated with arsenic to not only preserve it's golden appearance but to extend it's shelf-life without refridgeration.
There is a significant difference, but some similarities also remain. Europeans tend to enjoy mulled wine over the Holidays, mulled cider is something very common here (New York) during this time of year. Apples were more readily available than grapes, so instead of wine cider was substituted for this Holiday beverage.
Dry cider/Sweet cider, or alcoholic cider isn't very common place here. Strongbow started advertising in the states a few years ago, despite being a household name in much of Europe, especially in the UK and Ireland. Magners would be the most common cider in Ireland, that's from my personal experiences there, it was on tap in every pub I went to, no matter where I was in Ireland. I visited Cork for 3 months every summer as a child, as I am the only American born in my family, my parents came to NY in 1976.
So TLDR- cider isn't alcoholic all the time.
Sorry for the delay in response, I do have employment that needs tending to.
its actually called Bulmers in Ireland. Its only called Magners in Britain cause there was already another cider company there by the name of Bulmers when they launched there several years ago
If you like the Westmalle, you may also like Rochefort which is another trappist beer and similar in style, and if you ever get the opportunity to buy or taste a Westvleteren 12 then you really should. Its incredible. It blows the Westmalle away.
Another beer which you would probably like and seems to be readily available is Kwak. Not too expensive, about £2 a bottle. Again its a malty beer which is what I go for if Im not drinking porter.
Last time I was in Germany bottle beer was significantly cheaper than in the US. Also, in my neck of the woods good beers often go for $10.99+ for a six pack, sometimes even a four pack.
Picked up a sixer today and I gotta say: that shit's great. I was expecting more heat from it but definitely am enjoying it so far. This is seasonal, right? I actually want to be able to drink this around Christmas.
so my last roommate moved out 4 months ago but left a 6 bottles of Smirnoff in the fridge ...its still here.i want to drink but dont want to leave my house is this stuff still good to drink?
Duvel. Fairly reasonable price as well
>mfw my grandma sees me with this and exclaims "That'll get you smashed"
Still, tastes pretty bad, I hope you only want it for the alcohol
In the UK I'd say £1-£3 per bottle covers the vast majority of beer, so $2 is the pretty much the cheapest we get it
Thanks, I've got all the rocheforts on my shelf, I'm waiting for the perfect time to drink the 10. I've had kwak, I found it pretty middle-of-the road, I probably wouldn't get it again, especially considering that westmalle dubbel is cheaper (here)
Tap Guinness is better in almost every way, but if you want to take some to a party or whatever I usually go with the can over the bottle
That said, you have to pour it into a glass or it's just a foamy mess
Just put one of these in the fridge to chill. £1.25 from Asda for a 500ml bottle. Its not that strong, but Bath Ales are a good brewery. Always putting out decent beers and have some really nice pubs.
Found it at the back of the cupboard with a nice little stash of beers I had when moving house and forgot about. Westmalle Dubbel, a few different types of Guinness, Whitechappel Porter and a couple of Beavertown porters.
>Whats the shop like?
It's small but a proper shop, with it's own proper parking & entrance. Well stocked, natch.
If you can get it in your local Asda though I don't know if 8 miles is worth it; the prices aren't that amazing, but you can buy by the crate at least. Also plenty of samplers & stuff like glasses if you want to buy for other people.
Do they do single bottles? Their online price is about £25 for a crate of 12. Asda is quite a bit cheaper when they have their 4 for £5 offer. But if they do single bottles I'd probably visit to pick up a few different varieties since the Asda selection is limited to Gem and Dark Side I believe.
If its just down the road from you im guessing youre in bristol too?
Have you been to thier pub/restaurant on Queen Square called Graze. Its pretty good. Also nice to see a few craft ale bars and pubs around that area.
>drinking any beer other than Steel Reserve
Step up your alcoholism niggas
I had one of their IPAs at a festival last year, was pretty decent. Have 2 different Pale ales of theirs that I should probably drink too.
They market themselves as a "craft beer" brewery, don't know if that's a deal breaker for you.
I have a big bottle of Piraat Ale from Belgium in the fridge. Have yet to try it but looking forward to it during the Celtics game tonight. It's 10.5% and I don't have much tolerance at all so it should be interesting.
I Googled them, they have a Beer + Pizza place opening up in Bristol. I've just moved to Bristol from London, and there were a lot of places like that there. Some of them are really good.
I dont mind craft beer, I just dont like (I)PA very much, and looking through their range, it seems like thats what they produce a lot of.
>Excuse me fair maiden, I shall take a Laphroig please
>Ice? Goodness no! I am educated and a sir, not a plebian
>Do you not have a Glencairn glass? It really accentuates the peat and smokiness
>"Here you go, here is a Leffe"
>O...Ok, t-t-t-thanks, you too
Drinking this. It's nice.
Very light beer as expected. More like a soda of sorts really.
My experience with brown ales comes from Newcastle Brown Ale which is utterly revolting and last night I had a Dogfish Head Indian Brown Ale which is supposed to be really good
The Newcastle was awful and the Dogfish Head seemed to be a quality brew but still tasted bad IMO
I think it was the caramel, it made me kinda nauseated and very dehydrated
I guess it's just not for me
A local pale ale on the left and a not so local lager on the right.
Newcastle is just awful, and dogfish head can be pretty overwhelming. Samuel Smiths is more nutty like a brown ale should be. Brekles brown is good as hell too. I'd give it one more shot at least.
Probably one of the most horrid beers i have ever had!
Very nice Vienna style lager! Not a very common style sadly.
Try pic related if you can find it, think it may be my favourite of theirs, and I've had 90% of their brews. Never heard of a Bierre de Garde before either.
I recommend this German Beer. Goes great in a muh of course. Has a very delicious, roasted like taste IMO.
Had the Double Jack tonight. Absolutely delicious , the smell alone was gorgeous
I got 4 more bottles of Weihenstephaner and 3 other Belgian strong darks for tonight's feast. [spoiler]The Gulden Draak is mine though[spoiler]
At 6.7% and how great it tastes. If I would buy 6 packs of these, I would be smashed often.
Is special christmas beer a thing in other countries? Drinking pic related at the moment, so good. Kind of dark but sweet taste, different than normal pilsner.
Where are you from friend? If you're local to me I can point you in the right direction.
We have them here in the States. I have honestly never had one. I had seen one that looked alright a few weeks back. Budget constraints prevented me from buying it though.
This Saturday for certain.
heading to the pub in 25 minutes
what beer should I cop a pint of? Looking for something dark, deep and widely available in England. I usually drink Hobgoblin atm at pubs, idk how that's received over here
Alright pale ale once again from Mikkeller!
post your favorite friday night winter one-offs
Warming, sweet and very creamy. Perfect for a cold winter night!
>mfw waking up at 4AM just to go stand in line for 2015 Bourbon County
The chink behind the counter gave me a 2014 when I asked for a 2014 coffee variant.
Drinking pic related as of late and I have to say I'm pretty satisfied with the quality considering it's "local" for me.
Just got done a stressful month at work and the girlfriend is working tonight, starting my night alone with some pic related. More to come, got some good shit including Beau's Best of 2015.
Their Imperial Stout is deceptively good and maybe the best beer I've ever had from a can.
This guy >>7116450 here,
Now have opened the first beer from the Best of Beau's pack. It's my favorite of Beau's, pic related. Wonderful stout with Belgian Strong Ale tones. Pic related, I'm drinking from the Beau's tulip glass.
When I was cleaning out the fridge I found a Franziskaner in the back corner.
Nice. Those came in this week.
Cellaring a case.
Got 3 cases in.
Bottle looks better this year.
Cellaring a case of pic related too.
This is the last bottle we had for sale, so I figured I should try it before it's cellared.
So, I was lucky enough to snag a Goose Island bourbon country stout and I have never had the beer before. How long should I age the beer before I drink it? Also, how should I store it?
Cool, thanks for the info. I'll wait for a few years and save it for a special occasion. I was lucky, I work at a alcohol store and my co workers saved me a bottle since they know I'm a beer door. Our two cases cleared out in 10 minutes it seemed. We sold it for 9.95 for the 22oz bottle. I have heard nothing but amazing things about the beer, so I'm super pumped.
I'll keep that in mind, but I think I'll be drinking mine.
I work at a beer store too, I just can't afford to buy everything I want. $10.92 isn't scaring anyone away.
I know that those are limited supply and we were afforded 3 cases.
2 1/2 cases had names on them. Wish I could afford to buy in that quantity.
I'm kind of amused that briefly after I turned 21, I had Bourbon County on tap and didn't care for it. I was tempted to try to snag a bottle yesterday but honestly didn't feel the overwhelming urge since most BBA stouts are iffy with me. I did enjoy seeing Chaldean liquor store owners do what they do best and gouge the fuck out of people though.
Good beer, anyone able recommend anything similar?
gutmann weizen/helles ?
My favorite's the doppelbock they have around christmas
>ugh, my life is so hard >_<
>i drink to get drunk and forget my existence, like a real man
>how it tastes doesnt matter, id suck a dick if it squirted alcohol
take your weak will and tastelessness somewhere else, or at least dont be acting like your the super kawai anime pic in your post, you fucking weirdo.
Pic related, soon to be followed up by a Red Hare Watership Brown and then PBR.
I ran out of money, and I drank up my 12 variety pack of Red Hare in two days. :(
This was a bust. Really wanted to enjoy it too, but just not my taste. Shame that.
Last night with beer in awhile now so i thought i would bring out some heavies!
One of the best stouts out there!
how bad is this beverage that each bottle has inconsistent abv and they just cant be bothered to check
My drinks for the night.
Currently finishing off the St. Bernardus.
I dont know if any of you guys like Brewdog, but they are going on the Amazon Black Friday Refreshed Sale tomorrow at 2pm for prime users.
They have had some decent alcohol deals on there coming up tomorrow. They dont say how much the discount will be, but its mostly been 33%-50% I believe. Also a lot of good whiskey going on sale tomorrow.
Drinking this right now. Small brewery (Packinghouse Brewing) in my hometown of Riverside, CA. Decent double IPA though their stouts are much better.
There's a bunch of drunk Irish guys in here singing Sinatra so it's pretty lively right now.
Having probably the most legendary tripel for the first time.
While it's not the best I've had (that would be Ommegang's Tripel Perfection), it's up there. I can see why it has the reputation it does.