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Discussion in 'West Mall' started by Seattle Husker, May 27, 2021.
Facts matter, Barry. Who was shot to death that day?
Better bring Switzer the good stuff.
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When I was in college at Trinity University back in the late 70's, my cousin visited. He was from Florida. Because Coors wasn't available east of the Mississippi (Smokey and the Bandit) all he ordered was Coors. All night. He was so excited about it.
I was thinking, it's not THAT good but yeah, it's good.
Drinking Coors in the '70s while in college was defensible. It was difficult and extremely expensive to do much better. You'd have to track down a European import that wouldn't always be easy to find and would cost twice as much or more. It wasn't defensible when I was in college in the '90s. You could get Sam Adams for only sightly more or Shiner (which used to be better than it is now) for less than Coors. Even a German import wasn't dramatically more by then.
And now? You guys live in the middle of a beer renaissance unlike any other in the history of humanity (sounds crazy but is really true). If you're drinking Coors, you're missing out on it, and that's a tragedy. You don't have to go for some bitter, over-hopped IPA. I get that many don't like that, and frankly I'm not a huge fan. But take it beyond Coors. Pick up a craft brew (like Austin Beerworks, for example) and try a style you might like. If you like Coors, I'd choose a lager/helles or a pils. Similar style but a much fuller and more nuanced flavor.
If you're price-sensitive, try Trader Joe's brand of beer (a helles, pils, etc.). It's not as good as one of the top craft beers, but it's as good as the average beer you'd find in Germany (like Paulaner), Austria (Stiegl), or the Czech Republic (Pilsner Urquel) and quite a bit cheaper than what you'd pay for those beers in the US. And they are a substantial upgrade over Coors at a comparable price.
I'm not telling you this to be snobbish or judgmental. I'm telling you this to set you free. You live in a period of fermented greatness that your dads, granddads, and great-granddads couldn't have even dreamed of. The craft beers are the masterpieces of men who often left lucrative careers to dedicate their hearts, minds, and ambitions to bring us the great beer that we and our ancestors always deserved but were denied for so long because of corporate complacency and anticompetitive legal structures created by slimy politicians. That system is falling away literally after centuries, and we are the winners. It's the beer equivalent of the Berlin Wall coming down. It's time for you all to enter the promised land and partake. In a way, it's disrespectful not to.
I love that you have such a passion for beer. I like Coors. I like Shocktop. I like Rolling Rock. The only thick beer I like is Choc beer made in an Italian town in Choctaw Country (Krebs). If you're ever passing through they have amazing italian food.
I drink little. Coors brings back good memories. There was an amazing summer in about 1993 that we drank a ton of Coors and shut down the late night bars on Lake Eufaula. Like dawn.
I get the memories element. I still drink Sam Adams in part because it's what my dad started buying in the early '90s when I was in high school and started to enjoy beer. I'm not unsympathetic to that point.
I looked up Choc beer, and though I haven't tried it, it looks like they're on the right track. I see that they offer Belgian-style ales (which are excellent but will eff you up if you're not careful - a 11 ABV is very strong for beer), a few different wheat beers, a kölsch, and some others that sound pretty interesting. I suggest that you keep going to those guys especially if they also have good food. With respect to the beer, try mixing it up a little. See if they have a sampler. You don't have to become a heavy drinker, but if you really give them and others like them a chance and an open mind, I think you'll be glad you did.
My son's tell me that's one of the party beers in college (read: cheap) and the least preferred.
The only time I drink low-grade beer is Bud Light and tomato juice (Red Beer) on Fall Saturdays.
Yeah, Rolling Rock (aka Rolling ****) is barely above Natty Light and Beast. Very much of a college binge drinking beer.
To my shock, it's now BELOW Natty Light and the Beast based on that small sample size.
Wow. If that's the case, then you may as well be drinking out of the toilet.
I still remember attending the Governor's Conference on Management Development that they used to run in the 80's and early 90s's (and maybe still do for all I know). We got the bright idea that we would start with a good beer and THEN move to something like Carling Black Label and we would be too inebriated to know the difference. We were mistaken.
NO AMOUNT of intoxication could make that crap taste good.
Hey, State employees liked to save a buck or five back in those days just like college kids. We even finally corrupted the DPS Lt. that was there by the end of the week...
Believe it or not, Carling in the UK is better. It's not great, but I will tolerate it if I have no options.
UK in general does not make good beer, IMHO.
This stuff is the best selling beer in South Africa. A college buddy of mine was a lush. Every morning as a cure for his hangover he'd crack open a can of warm Black Label that he had set next to his bed the night before and drink it down. The image is seared into my memory...30yrs later.
I can respect a good ale or stout, and I will drink them in pubs. The lagers (like Carling) don't measure up if there's a decent ale option. However, I'm having a hard time developing a craving for them on a regular basis.
What I find myself buying the most for home drinking is Ettal beer (from Bavaria), which is superb. They don't sell it in UK stores, but somehow AAFES hustled an amazing deal for it. I can get the Hell, the Dunkle, the Curator (doublebock), or the heller Bock. They sell it at the RAF Lakenheath gas station for $8.99 for 6 half-liter bottles. I've never gotten more bang for the buck when buying beer.
The Republican politicians waited too long and have been too meek in the response to the stolen election. Crenshaw is pretty conservative.
Crenshaw has been pretty squishy about several things lately. He is okay on energy policy but his justifications are pretty weak and he speaks wishy washy about it. He is horribly off base on war. He is better than a D, but he is more Conservative Inc, than conservative focuses on liberty.
A constituent in Utah requested their governor change his last name because they felt it was obscene.
Painted themselves into a corner to some extent.
They rode the same wave that progressives rode with BLM and the #metoo movement.
When I see a so-called conservative behave like Crenshaw after what we've seen out of Arizona then you know he's a ******* idiot. The Arizona AG is investigating the Maricopa Board due to the ********* they're trying to pull. Innocent people don't risk jail time by ignoring subpoenas for the hell of it. Something is seriously wrong there.
OK...Crenshaw is now "out". That world of the Trumpsters gets smaller every day.
Yep. He was willing to let his eye get blown out, but he's too big of a ***** to stand up for Trump and say the election was stolen.
Former Rep. Dick Swett (D-NH) (pronounced like "sweat") didn't have to change his name. However, someday a guy named Mike Hunt is going to run for something . . .
I don't think he should say the election was stolen. But he shouldn't support audits and investigations in principle. Or he could say it's too late to matter. But to say it couldn't have happened isn't a good answer.
He didn't say "it couldn't have happened." Anything "could happen." He's saying that whatever did happen, if anything, isn't why we lost.
He said it didn't happen because there were too many votes to change for it to be possible. There were much better ways to push back without calling people crazy for thinking the election was manipulated. He could have said he doesn't know, anything is possible. But he didn't say that. He was mocking people for thinking it.
Couldn't be any worse that a history teacher at my high school named...Mike Hock.
Loved the old sports center thing where they’d always let the audience know where dick trickle finished.