Beer is sacred

I'm not sure about the Stone Age or man's atavistic longings, but I have notice that the Canadian audio types (which I clandestinely observed at several of the Vancouver Island Diy Fests) seemed inclined to stop whatever they were doing to worship (often several times an hour during their waking hours). Their primitive religious devotions and ceremonies took place in front of a Sacred Ark, that had a rather uncanny resemblance to the modern ice chest.

Best Regards,
TerryO
 
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Beer is sacred because it makes you feel like you should feel without beer.

:)

Regards,
Tom

[edit] Actually only highly-hopped, top-fermented IPA's are sacred....

Totally wrong and almost sacrilegious, Dark bottom fermented Munich style lagers are an endangered species and all endangered species are sacred, you can get an IPA on any street corner pub these days, besides which an IPA is only an IPA when the alcohol exceeds 8% which none do anymore, Hic!
 
Beer me... A good IPA I think.. :drink:

How 'bout an 'Extra IPA'? 'tis a little weak at only 7.2%. I happen to be in CA at the moment so I suppose it only right to drink beer made here.:D

In the States it depends on which state you are in. For example in Tenn, the strongest beer you can buy without the seller having to have a wine and liquor license is 6.0%. In KY, it's set up different. A beer and wine license allows you to sell up to 15% I believe. Anything above that requires a separate license. KY is dry on Sunday, but Louisville is not. GA is dry on Sunday but you can still buy alcohol at bars......bet there was some lobbying going on there....:rolleyes:. Maryland is all F'ed up. Some counties are dry some are not. Some cities within the non-dry counties are dry some are not. If in MD, best to just buy your alcohol in VA or PA and forget about it.:cannotbe:
IPA = Good........:drink::cheers:
 

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Luke

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2001-09-24 11:12 am
last week i had some realy good stout it was called milk stout? maybe? they used milk sugar. it was great.
2 things i need to do before i die .
1.i want to get to ireland and have some fresh irish beer
2. i want to taste a tree ripened bannana.
also what is a IPA?

1 I get, but whats so special about tree ripened Banana?
Alpacca steaks in Peru rates highly in my books, darn cute but they taste good too:)
 
IPA vs...

Totally wrong and almost sacrilegious, Dark bottom fermented Munich style lagers are an endangered species and all endangered species are sacred, you can get an IPA on any street corner pub these days, besides which an IPA is only an IPA when the alcohol exceeds 8% which none do anymore, Hic!

Nay Lad, our Germanic brethren have twisted beer into a dark force quaffed by deamons and those bent on world domination. Wheat is for bread, not beer. Dark beer breeds dark thoughts I always say.. :)

True enough though about the sad state of the IPA market. I just returned from a week long sojourn in Old Blighty and reacquainted myself with a few of the *unique* joys of my ancestral people - fresh pints of Young's Special and mighty copper jugs of Davy's Old Wallop. Neither was I unhappy with the Adnams product (after sampling enuff pints to get a proper taste that is).

Dogfish Head Brewery here in the US does a nice job. Last night I drank two pints of their "My Antonia," which they describe as a "continually hopped imperial Pils" at 8% and was well impressed...

Ah well, a new day has begun and affairs of state pull me away.

All the best,
Tom
 
IPA originally meant Indian Pale Ale. English brewers had to find a way to make their beer survive export to India and managed that by making it stronger and using more hops.

Hinder, thanks. Any brand of type you recomend? now I want to try it?

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1 I get, but whats so special about tree ripened Banana?
Alpacca steaks in Peru rates highly in my books, darn cute but they taste good too

Luke, i dont know. they arent even my fav fruit. but i had a freshly picked pineapple a few years back.....and god was it good.
I figure if they have to pick the bannanas when they are so green and crunchey to get them here (around chicago) in good shape...i bet they are wonerful fresh.
They have a diffrent flavor to anything i have ever had so i bet they are great fresh off the tree.
I'm not even sure what a Alpacca is, but i will in a few mins!
thats the great thing about fourms...sharing ideas from around the globe.

by the way......these arnt the only things on my bucket list just the ones involving food. my life hasnt been that full in my 30 years that this is all thats left! I wish!
 
Hinder, thanks. Any brand of type you recomend? now I want to try it?

Not sure what you can find in Illinois but there are quite a few very solid IPAs with national distribution. A few of note:

Dogfish head 60 (or better, 90) minute IPA
Stone IPA (or better, Stone Ruination IPA)
Smuttynose Big A IPA

Ballast Point Sculpin (not sure of distribution)
Sculpin India Pale Ale - Ballast Point Brewing Company - San Diego, CA - BeerAdvocate

Any of these are big beers- 7% ABV range.