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Re: Whatcha drinking?

Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2020 7:00 pm
by Jeff V
My biggest problem with light beers is that, aside from Guinness, they are flavor-free. You can go lighter with just water; water with calories truly is the definition of "empty calories." Just trying to stay health-conscious. :D

Re: Whatcha drinking?

Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 7:21 am
by pr0ner
Jeff V wrote: Fri Jul 24, 2020 7:00 pm My biggest problem with light beers is that, aside from Guinness, they are flavor-free. You can go lighter with just water; water with calories truly is the definition of "empty calories." Just trying to stay health-conscious. :D
I would ask if you've tried any of the beers on that list, but I'm pretty sure your answer would be no.

Re: Whatcha drinking?

Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:21 am
by Unagi
whoa. Is guiness low cal?
:shock: :D

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125 cals, didn't know that.

Re: Whatcha drinking?

Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:37 am
by Jeff V
Unagi wrote: Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:21 am whoa. Is guiness low cal?
:shock: :D
Sure is:
Time Magazine A 12-ounce serving of Guinness sets you back 125 calories—just 15 more than the same serving of Bud Light. Alcohol is beer’s main calorie source, and since Guinness is just 4.2% ABV, it’s relatively low in calories.

Re: Whatcha drinking?

Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:39 am
by Jeff V
pr0ner wrote: Sat Jul 25, 2020 7:21 am I would ask if you've tried any of the beers on that list, but I'm pretty sure your answer would be no.
And you would, of course, be wrong. The only one I haven't had is Fly Jack.

Re: Whatcha drinking?

Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:52 am
by Unagi
Jeff V wrote: Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:37 am
Unagi wrote: Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:21 am whoa. Is guiness low cal?
:shock: :D
Sure is:
Time Magazine A 12-ounce serving of Guinness sets you back 125 calories—just 15 more than the same serving of Bud Light. Alcohol is beer’s main calorie source, and since Guinness is just 4.2% ABV, it’s relatively low in calories.
Of course, it's the carbs that are killing me.

Re: Whatcha drinking?

Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 3:17 pm
by pr0ner
Jeff V wrote: Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:39 am
pr0ner wrote: Sat Jul 25, 2020 7:21 am I would ask if you've tried any of the beers on that list, but I'm pretty sure your answer would be no.
And you would, of course, be wrong. The only one I haven't had is Fly Jack.
You have a weird definition of "flavor free" then.

Re: Whatcha drinking?

Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 4:30 pm
by Scuzz
Unagi wrote: Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:21 am whoa. Is guiness low cal?
:shock: :D

edit:
125 cals, didn't know that.
Low alcohol as well, seems backward from what we all thought originally. I remember when my friends drank Coors Light and I drank Guinness in bars and they all thought I was drinking way more alcohol.

Re: Whatcha drinking?

Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:41 am
by pr0ner
Scuzz wrote: Sat Jul 25, 2020 4:30 pm
Unagi wrote: Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:21 am whoa. Is guiness low cal?
:shock: :D

edit:
125 cals, didn't know that.
Low alcohol as well, seems backward from what we all thought originally. I remember when my friends drank Coors Light and I drank Guinness in bars and they all thought I was drinking way more alcohol.
I remember the old joke that drinking a can of Guinness was like eating a loaf of bread.

Definitely is easy to forget that Guinness is relatively low calorie and low ABV.

Re: Whatcha drinking?

Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:40 pm
by Scuzz
pr0ner wrote: Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:41 am
Scuzz wrote: Sat Jul 25, 2020 4:30 pm
Unagi wrote: Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:21 am whoa. Is guiness low cal?
:shock: :D

edit:
125 cals, didn't know that.
Low alcohol as well, seems backward from what we all thought originally. I remember when my friends drank Coors Light and I drank Guinness in bars and they all thought I was drinking way more alcohol.
I remember the old joke that drinking a can of Guinness was like eating a loaf of bread.

Definitely is easy to forget that Guinness is relatively low calorie and low ABV.
And now when compared to some of the craft stouts out there Guinness is like water.

Re: Whatcha drinking?

Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:52 pm
by pr0ner
Scuzz wrote: Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:40 pm
pr0ner wrote: Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:41 am
Scuzz wrote: Sat Jul 25, 2020 4:30 pm
Unagi wrote: Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:21 am whoa. Is guiness low cal?
:shock: :D

edit:
125 cals, didn't know that.
Low alcohol as well, seems backward from what we all thought originally. I remember when my friends drank Coors Light and I drank Guinness in bars and they all thought I was drinking way more alcohol.
I remember the old joke that drinking a can of Guinness was like eating a loaf of bread.

Definitely is easy to forget that Guinness is relatively low calorie and low ABV.
And now when compared to some of the craft stouts out there Guinness is like water.
Yep. I drank a 16.5% ABV stout this weekend!

Re: Whatcha drinking?

Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2020 3:13 pm
by Scuzz
pr0ner wrote: Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:52 pm
Scuzz wrote: Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:40 pm
pr0ner wrote: Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:41 am
Scuzz wrote: Sat Jul 25, 2020 4:30 pm
Unagi wrote: Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:21 am whoa. Is guiness low cal?
:shock: :D

edit:
125 cals, didn't know that.
Low alcohol as well, seems backward from what we all thought originally. I remember when my friends drank Coors Light and I drank Guinness in bars and they all thought I was drinking way more alcohol.
I remember the old joke that drinking a can of Guinness was like eating a loaf of bread.

Definitely is easy to forget that Guinness is relatively low calorie and low ABV.
And now when compared to some of the craft stouts out there Guinness is like water.
Yep. I drank a 16.5% ABV stout this weekend!
Should I call you JeffV? :lol:

Re: Whatcha drinking?

Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:35 pm
by Jeff V
Call me when it's stout season! :D (actually, I had some Founder's Breakfast Stout the other day). 16.5% sounds like a wonderful session beer to me! How was the flavor?

Re: Whatcha drinking?

Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:39 pm
by Jeff V
Peach Stand Rambler, O'Dells Brewery, Ft. Collins, CO. Now here is an example of a super-lite beer that I really enjoy. At 5.2% ABV, it's less booze than you have letting your peach nectar ferment in open air for a day. It's a blonde ale, light body and a bit on the fizzy side. But the flavor is nice, and it goes well with sitting on the front porch during the scorching weather we've had this month.

Re: Whatcha drinking?

Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:44 pm
by Jeff V
Cryo IPA by O'Dells Brewing, Ft. Collins, CO. Yep, I bought an O'Dells mix pack today, but there was only 3 varieties as they managed to refrain from sneaking in some dreck from the end of their line (the third beer was their ubiquitous IPA). Cryo is a chemistry experiment, they source the hops from a company that extracts the best part of the hop then blasts it with liquid nitrogen creating a potent extract. The result in this case is a very complex, flavorful (in a fruity way) beer that clocks in at a typical 6.5% ABV. The 12-pack was on sale for $13; I think I might try to pick up one or two more.

In other news, Shiner Oktoberfest was already on the shelves. :doh:

Re: Whatcha drinking?

Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:35 am
by pr0ner
Jeff V wrote: Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:35 pm Call me when it's stout season! :D (actually, I had some Founder's Breakfast Stout the other day). 16.5% sounds like a wonderful session beer to me! How was the flavor?
Banana and peanut butter mostly, while being quite boozy.

Re: Whatcha drinking?

Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:48 pm
by Scuzz
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Okay, this is a "Juicy Hazy" IPA with added "spice".

I did not care for it.

Re: Whatcha drinking?

Posted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:23 pm
by Scuzz
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This is really good. Someone up thread mentioned it and my local store had some so I bought it and it is really good. Reminds me of a Dogfish Head IPA.

Re: Whatcha drinking?

Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:49 pm
by Defiant

Re: Whatcha drinking?

Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:57 pm
by disarm
Stumbled across a damn good beer last night...Rare Fog by Abomination Brewing Company, North Haven CT. It's a triple dry-hopped triple IPA, loaded with galaxy, mosaic, citra, summit, and pacific jade hops. There are a lot of flavors going on, but it's super smooth, a little juicy, and goes down incredibly easy for a 10.5% IPA. I think that IPAs that strong often go down a little rough, but this is so easily drinkable that I could probably having finished off another if I had it. If you're on the east coast, keep an eye out!
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Re: Whatcha drinking?

Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:12 pm
by Isgrimnur
Today started off with a Deep Ellum Barrel Crusher, followed with some gin gimlets.

Re: Whatcha drinking?

Posted: Sat Aug 15, 2020 12:17 am
by Alefroth
Isgrimnur wrote: Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:12 pm Today started off with a Deep Ellum Barrel Crusher, followed with some gin gimlets.
Mmm... gimlets, an underappreciated cocktail. I'm going to make one right now.

Re: Whatcha drinking?

Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:00 pm
by Jeff V
Good Behavior Pussy IPA by Odell Brewing Co., Ft. Collins, CO. I recently reviewed a well-conceived mix pack of Odell bottles, now it's time to try their canned mix pack. We start with this barely beer that clocks in at an anemic 4.0% ABV. To quote the great philosopher Gomer Pyle, "Surprise, surprise, surprise!" It doesn't suck! It's a grapefruity style IPA, but it doesn't taste like a watered-down version of the real thing. It pairs well with my wife's recent abstinence kick.

Re: Whatcha drinking?

Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:52 pm
by Daehawk
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Re: Whatcha drinking?

Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:07 pm
by disarm
Another night for big beer! This time, it's Spillmatic, a collaboration between Short Throw Brewing and Equilibrium, both out of CT... another hazy triple IPA, this time packed with Strata, Galaxy and Citra, and clocking in at a JeffV-approved 10.1% ABV. I liked the beer I posted last week, this one is full of hazy, citrus flavor, but still manages to go down super smooth. It's a beer that I could drink all night long if not for the fact that one 16oz can is almost like downing a couple shots (and half a meal's worth of calories). It's a damn good beer though!Image

Re: Whatcha drinking?

Posted: Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:08 pm
by Isgrimnur
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Re: Whatcha drinking?

Posted: Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:05 pm
by Jeff V
Woodshed Oaked IPA by Vintage Brewing Co., Sauk City, WI. Last weekend's trip to Wisconsin had me buying something local, probably because it was on sale for a decent price. This is actually a pretty tasty beer, more of an English style IPA that's a nice bridge to the fall Marzen beers. It's on'y 6.5% ABV so you can throw down a 6 without being too impaired for gaming. Or unicycling. Or shaving your pet llama.

Re: Whatcha drinking?

Posted: Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:08 pm
by Jeff V
Pulp Theory Hazy IPA by Odell Brewing, Ft. Collins, CO. The mix pack of cans is markedly different than their surprisingly good bottle mix pack. Yes, that means it's pretty bad. This one is the only real winner, a 7.5% pineapply slightly hazybeer. It's a good summer beer, today I had the last one which fits the forecast nicely -- today might be the last 80 degree day of the year if weather.com is right.

Re: Whatcha drinking?

Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2020 1:48 pm
by Jeff V
Sippin' Pretty Candy Beer by Odell Brewing Co., Ft. Colins, CO. I don't really care to invest in a whole can of sour beer (a shot glass sampler at a beer tasting is usually enough for me). In the Odell mix pack, I had three of these things to choke down. Remember powdered sour candy? This tastes like that, with about the same amount of alcohol (no redemption at 4.5%). Thankfully, I'm on the final can.

Re: Whatcha drinking?

Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2020 1:52 pm
by pr0ner
Scuzz wrote: Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:23 pm Image


This is really good. Someone up thread mentioned it and my local store had some so I bought it and it is really good. Reminds me of a Dogfish Head IPA.
One of my all time favorites. So it might have been me who mentioned it!

Re: Whatcha drinking?

Posted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 1:11 pm
by AWS260
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I'm a sucker for a citrus-y gose. This one has a higher abv than most, at 8%, but you wouldn't know it without reading the label.

Re: Whatcha drinking?

Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:26 am
by Paingod
I've been an adamant Mountain Dew drinker for 27 years. I transitioned to Diet 'Dew several years back. I often drink a liter a day, sometimes 2 or 3 on weekends just to stay wired.

Recently I discovered an acceptable replacement. Frannie's Sparkling Love line of sodas. Caffeinated, fizzy, sweet - with no aspertame. The flavors aren't very loud, but they're good. It's also remarkably cheap. $0.69 for a 1-liter bottle at the local grocery store.

For the last month this has been my go-to soda, and it's nice to have a change of pace.

No alcoholic beverages for me, though. Can't help anyone with that. I've been sober for the entirety of my life and plan to die that way.

Re: Whatcha drinking?

Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:31 am
by pr0ner
I just spent almost $190 on a few bottles of Aslin's 5th Anniversary barrel aged release. A couple of these I'm really looking forward to - others are for friends.

Re: Whatcha drinking?

Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:49 pm
by Jeff V
Detour DIPA by Uinta in Brewing, Salt Lake City, UT. When I was last in SLC, beer had to be at or below 3.2% and something like an 9.5% ABV would have qualified one for a public beheading. I guess since then some Mormon transgressed to the Enlightenment, because this is a very tasty DIPA. Just the way I like 'em, smooth and a little sweet. My only complaint was that it was served in improper glassware...it came in a 10 oz stem glass while a liter stein would have been preferred.

Re: Whatcha drinking?

Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:58 pm
by Isgrimnur
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Re: Whatcha drinking?

Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:36 am
by Jeff V
Isgrimnur wrote: Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:58 pm Image
So it's still as shitty as I remember it.

Re: Whatcha drinking?

Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:24 pm
by Jeff V
The Kaiser Imperial Oktoberfest Lager by Avery Brewing Co., Boulder, CO. I don't think I've ever heard of an "Imperial Oktoberfest" before; IPAs and stouts with that moniker tend to be in the 9-13% range but at 8.0% ABV, it's simply a robust festbeir. Nice caramel color and flavor, it hides the booze a little better than my go-to Atom Smasher (7.0%) and sells for about the same price.

I'm having friends (and their kids) over tomorrow for an end-of-summer backyard campout. I'm hiding this and the Atom Smasher, leaving Sierra Nevada for the visitors and children.

Re: Whatcha drinking?

Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:37 pm
by Isgrimnur
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Re: Whatcha drinking?

Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:35 am
by Daehawk

Re: Whatcha drinking?

Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2020 12:27 pm
by Daehawk
Which of you is taking the plunge?

Yuengling collaboration beer with Hershey’s arrives in time for the holidays

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Yuengling’s Hershey’s Chocolate Porter, launched last year on draft only, is making its debut as a seasonal release in bottles, just in time for the holidays.