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(08-11-2019, 07:41 PM)chazt Wrote: My nostalgic all time favorite beer is Samuel Adams Boston Lager. Christmas ‘84, my wife and I travelled to Vermont with her brother and his wife for a long weekend of wintertime fun. One afternoon bro-in-law and I were seriously parched and walked in to a local pub. We’d never seen this new microbrew before, so we figured wth, let’s try it. One sip and I was hooked. I remember thinking at the time it was like drinking a beer milkshake. It was a revelation after a lifetime of Budweiser, Miller and similar mass produced beers. The other brews I truly love are Samuel Adams Octoberfest, Guinness Stout and Old Rasputin. Overall, my beer consumption is way down the last dozen or so years as my appreciation for fine wine has taken hold.

Now that’s a neat story, and your right...Sam Adams has a great line up Chaz!

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 08-12-2019, 04:10 AM
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The thought of having a yeungling this morning crossed my mind, but I opted for the coffee instead with my English Muffin.

It’s beautiful out there!

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 08-12-2019, 04:44 AM
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(08-11-2019, 01:19 PM)Ols67 Wrote:
(08-11-2019, 08:38 AM)RyznRio Wrote: Since I have celiac and now must avoid gluten or get sick for 2 weeks, beer is off of my personal menu. I loved dark heavy beers in the Trappist style (up to 10% alcohol)  and great flavor that can be improved with aging like wine. the Ommegang brewery in NY produces wonderful beers, Fin du Monde from Canada is superb. well at least I have my memories.

Germany has the right idea...beer must have certain ingredients to be called beer, ie. gluten free beer should NOT be called beer.

I am enjoying Hard ciders both american (sweet) and european (tangy) nowadays.

the hard soda seems a bit too gimicky to me. anybody try one?

I need to try some of that beer that gets better with age!  My basement is always cool and dry...I suspect it would be perfect for aging beer...and wine fornthay matter!

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The trappist style does well with aging. I found a bottle that rolled to the back of the shelf when I sold the house and packed up to move. the bottle was 6 years old. After packing that day, I relaxed with the aged brew and was treated to a nutty rich caramel and vanilla feast with layers of flavor and a long finish that was amazing. ahhh memories they make getting old... before i get lost in the fantasy world, no only one thing makes getting old better; realizing the alternative isn't much fun at all.

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 08-12-2019, 04:50 AM
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(08-11-2019, 01:19 PM)ShadowsDad Wrote:
(08-11-2019, 08:38 AM)RyznRio Wrote: Since I have celiac and now must avoid gluten or get sick for 2 weeks, beer is off of my personal menu. I loved dark heavy beers in the Trappist style (up to 10% alcohol)  and great flavor that can be improved with aging like wine. the Ommegang brewery in NY produces wonderful beers, Fin du Monde from Canada is superb. well at least I have my memories.

Germany has the right idea...beer must have certain ingredients to be called beer, ie. gluten free beer should NOT be called beer.

I am enjoying Hard ciders both american (sweet) and european (tangy) nowadays.

the hard soda seems a bit too gimicky to me. anybody try one?

You have the right idea. Real beer doesn't contain gluten since the right ingredients don't. You know you can brew your own beer? It just requires attention to sterilization and attention to your own "bug" contamination. That's how beer got started, if one went to a town the water wasn't to be trusted, but if the beer didn't smell like a sewer or pour like dinosaur snot it was safe to drink to rehydrate oneself.

I can no longer drink much beer either as much as I love it. I made some fantastic brews in years past. Effin' prostate! According to a friends mom, "Getting old isn't for sissies!". Yeah, she's correct.
good logic bad data, real beer is made from barley. barley has gluten as does rye and wheat. since beer is brewed it still has gluten. when beer is distilled into whiskey however the distillation process removes everything (gluten included) but alcohol and water. it's the barrel that adds color and flavor to whiskey.

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 08-12-2019, 08:47 AM
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Two more reasons PA is the best state in the nation...Deer Park Water and Utz Potato chips!

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 08-12-2019, 01:02 PM
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Utz are good Matt. But for me the real deal potato chip is the classic Wise in the blue-green bag.

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 08-12-2019, 03:00 PM
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Heinz ketchup comes from PA!

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 08-12-2019, 03:44 PM
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(08-12-2019, 08:47 AM)Ols67 Wrote: Two more reasons PA is the best state in the nation...Deer Park Water and Utz Potato chips!

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Love me some Utz Kettle Classics

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 08-12-2019, 04:10 PM
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(08-12-2019, 03:44 PM)CincyDawg Wrote:
(08-12-2019, 08:47 AM)Ols67 Wrote: Two more reasons PA is the best state in the nation...Deer Park Water and Utz Potato chips!

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Love me some Utz Kettle Classics

Their cheese curls are also amazing!

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 08-13-2019, 01:01 PM
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If you like pink grapefruit, which I do, this is a really nice beer foo foo hybrid!  It’s very refreshing!

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 08-13-2019, 03:59 PM
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My go to beers are Guinness, English best bitter and RIPA, but they must be draft and not from a bottle or can.

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 08-13-2019, 04:42 PM
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(08-13-2019, 03:59 PM)Rufus Wrote: My go to beers are Guinness, English best bitter and RIPA, but they must be draft and not from a bottle or can.

I like your style!

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 08-13-2019, 04:45 PM
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I’m surprised we haven’t heard mention of Pat’s, or Geno’s, or Jim’s, or...

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