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Old 03-26-2006, 08:41 AM   #71
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Being 100% Czech on both sides of the family, beer was a way of life.

I like beer, but because I like the "beery" taste, I don't care at all for many of the domestic brands - most of them are just too light for my taste.

My favorites for "sipping" would be Guinness; & I also LOVE Yuengling's Porter, but that has become virtually impossible to find anywhere around here. Whole Foods used to carry it regularly, but no more.

As far as the non-dark brews, I like any of the somewhat beefier European types, & love trying new ones when I'm in the vicinity of a well-stocked beverage center. I used to LOVE Bock's (not to be confused with Beck's), but Bock beer in it's cute little squat bottles also went the way of all dust once American tastes began leaning towards lighter-tasting beer. I guess the lightest types I now enjoy would be any of the Pilsners.
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Old 03-26-2006, 08:51 AM   #72
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Being 100% Czech on both sides of the family, beer was a way of life.
Ah ha!! That brings back the memories of when I was in Prague... I remember you could buy beers for less than you would pay for waters!! And they were not bad either!!
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Old 03-26-2006, 09:54 AM   #73
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Licia, if you like the lemon flavoured Weizen just order it with a slice of lemon in ;o)
that is quite usual in Germany...
have you ever treid weizen with banana juice?
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Old 03-29-2006, 08:32 AM   #74
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I love beer and have 5 gallons brewing as I write. A nice Amber Ale (hopefully). Sometimes it sucks but most of the time it is really good.
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Old 03-29-2006, 09:47 AM   #75
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We just had Rex Halfpenny speaking at our homebrew club meeting last night. He's the co-pubisher of Michigan Beer Guide, which he publishes with his wife. Rex is a really approachable guy who is very passionate about evaluating beer. It was really fun to listen to him talk about the "ideals" in evaluating and judging beer versus what usually is available.

http://www.michiganbeerguide.com/beerguide.asp

Needless to say, everyone at the meeting really likes beer..

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Old 03-29-2006, 10:29 AM   #76
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Note to all beer lovers who are also food lovers... Brew Your Own.
Obviously there is a strong cross-over between foodies and beer geeks.
I am suggesting that as a foodie you will find it incredibly easy to start homebrewing.

You only need a few special items. If you live in a medium to large town you probably have a local home brew store. Go there and ask. They will teach you how.
It is easy, fun, and you can make better beer than you can buy. Not only that, you can make it just the way you want it.
Check it out.
OBTW I have 5 gallons of a Bohemian Pilsner lagering just now. It will be good to go in early May. Yesterday I tapped my keg of Pike IPA Clone, and Monday I brewed a Sierra Nevada Ale Clone. It will be ready in about 3 weeks.
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Old 03-29-2006, 11:03 AM   #77
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Obviously there is a strong cross-over between foodies and beer geeks.
I am suggesting that as a foodie you will find it incredibly easy to start homebrewing.
Very True! which is why I say..

DON'T DO IT!!!

Oh, it starts off fun enough.. One batch, then two, then a few extra pieces of equipment, then a fridge or two, or three, or four!

Then the glassware starts to multiply. You swear you aren't collecting them, but suddenly you have glasses for regular drinking, glasses for the pilsners, glasses for the belgian beers, etc...

Then the kegs show up, they're harmless at first, just one or two, then there's a deal, and suddenly you have 14 of them. And they're all FULL (ok, ok, various stages of full, and usually more towards almost empty).

What a hobby!!

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Old 03-29-2006, 11:17 AM   #78
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Old 05-19-2006, 10:02 AM   #79
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Poor man's Bloody Mary

One 6oz can Spicy hot V8 with 12oz beer
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Old 05-19-2006, 10:21 AM   #80
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Beer abd Tomatoe juice is one of my favorites. When I lived in Virginia, that is what they called "Red Eye" and it was very common. In Chicago they look at you like tou have the plague.

I also put a little Worchestershire Suace or Tabasco depending on how I feel.
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