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Beer Talk
7/31/2014 12:07:19 PM

I was really nervous the whole Four Loko thing would lead to a ban on coffee beers. I am also surprised nobody has raised a serious stink about the alcohol content added by spirit barrel aging. Someth...
Beer Talk
7/31/2014 10:10:54 AM

Iíd probably just open over the sink and drink up.
Beer Talk
7/30/2014 10:15:17 AM

[quote]Originally posted by Bill Becker I remember one GABF I went to had a Pabst booth. Since they had it, naturally, I tried some Ballantine XXX Ale and it actually had some good hoppy notes...
Food and Beer
7/30/2014 8:09:45 AM

More salt = more sour but slower fermentation or so I have been lead to believe.
Beer Talk
7/30/2014 7:49:07 AM

[quote]Originally posted by RABinCO Next youíre gonna tell me thereís no real fruits in my Bud Light *a-ritas. [/quote] Please, letís leave a-ritas out of this.
Beer Talk
7/29/2014 9:36:14 PM

[quote]Originally posted by whaleman Iím pretty sure most local brewers could not afford the cost, space or time for gas chromatography (or other means of chemical analysis) to determi...
Beer Talk
7/29/2014 7:41:20 PM

Natural flavor just means it was derived by some plant or animal or something "natural" at some point. I think most people would consider them artificial at least to a large extent. It is a ...
Beer Talk
7/29/2014 6:27:20 PM

I am not surprised in the least by those ingredients.
Food and Beer
7/29/2014 9:54:01 AM

[quote]Originally posted by DerWeg How long does live Kraut keep in the fridge, I have some excellent stuff in packets from a Mennonite farm.

Also we gotta talk combo recipes eg bra...
7/29/2014 6:54:25 AM

I think I would prefer PET plastic to a tetrapack for beer. Honestly, Iíd love disposable/recyclable growlers. Reusing is better for the evironment, of course, but if I forget my grolwers which I do o...
Site News
7/28/2014 6:20:55 PM

Fruit ciders are allowed but must use real fruit and not flavorings. I am not sure what the policy is if they use both which I would imagine happens relatively often.
Site News
7/28/2014 6:16:15 PM

I think meads have to get 50% of their alcohol from fermented honey. That might be for competitions rather than RateBeer. There are meads w/ all manner of odd ingredients, some of which are top rated ...
Food and Beer
7/28/2014 7:49:07 AM

Need to have another go at this. The last time I didnít get the airpockets out or something and it molded and smelled like bleach. Iíve successfully made a lot of fermented vpickles, just not sourkrau...
Beer Talk
7/27/2014 8:32:03 PM

I have heard of people making homemade garlic wines for cooking (as in grape wine fermented w/ garlic in it, not fermented garlic juice which might just be amazing). I do not know if I would w...
Food and Beer
7/27/2014 8:26:45 PM

4 Hands in St. Louis had nitro coffee on draft at the brewpub when we stopped through for RBSG. It was pretty good but I am not much of an iced coffee guy. I could see it being popular at bars where p...
Beer Talk
7/27/2014 2:02:26 PM

Elephant has been converted to a strong lager for these troubled times. Everything you know is wrong.
Beer Talk
7/27/2014 1:20:37 PM

Man, GT2 is right. Torpedo Pils is fantastic.
Beer Talk
7/26/2014 5:42:35 PM

It seems like having done it once, theyíd be able to get the wrinkles worked out. Twelve is almost too many for anyone w/ an outside life. Iíd sort of like to see sixers every six months or something.
Beer Talk
7/26/2014 3:42:26 PM

Itíd be cool if they went a couple of towns and did six packs that were like Beer Camp Chicago and Beer Camp San Diego or whatever.
Food and Beer
7/25/2014 2:05:29 PM

Campari + IPA sounds good. I keep thinking gin and a very juicy, grapefruity IPA would be good but whenever I have a tasty IPA I just canít bring myself to potentially ruin it.
Beer Talk
7/25/2014 11:45:16 AM

[quote]Originally posted by harrisoni [quote]Originally posted by Frank [quote]Originally posted by harrisoni Wait until you get onto proper Perries made from Perry pears. Most...
Beer Talk
7/25/2014 11:42:05 AM

It is pretty cool to get at least a partial taste of a lot of these breweries that are generally out of my reach distribution-wise w/o having to travel for them. I say partial taste because I feel lik...
Beer Talk
7/25/2014 11:31:14 AM

[quote]Originally posted by CanIHave4Beers [quote]Originally posted by NobleSquirrel In my experience, the best ciders are otherworldly. T [/quote] http://i.imgur.com/qZ9ws15.jpg [/...
Beer Talk
7/25/2014 10:24:04 AM

[quote]Originally posted by harrisoni Wait until you get onto proper Perries made from Perry pears. Mostly only available in the UK. My favourites smell like film developer fluid and are so bo...
Food and Beer
7/25/2014 9:53:08 AM

[quote]Originally posted by VsXsV You can pour about 10 cl of hard liquor (vodka, pale rum etc) in a Lindemans Apple and it will still be drinkable. That shit gets you seriously booste...
Site News
7/25/2014 9:45:19 AM

It is short sighted on the part of the brewery to expand beyond the point where they can ensure a fresh product reaches consumers. Bottled on dates are more of a BandAid for a larger problem which is ...
Site News
7/25/2014 8:54:17 AM

[quote]Originally posted by keanex So you rate beers that have best buy or bottled on dates that are clearly old? [/quote] Well, I normally donít buy ones that are clearly marked as expire...
Site News
7/25/2014 8:22:26 AM

[quote]Originally posted by 77ships [quote]Originally posted by ClarkVV You should never rate a beer lower for being "too old or passed its prime." Donít rate it. Or judge it...
Beer Talk
7/25/2014 8:08:13 AM

I would be very interested to learn more about Asturian cider.
Beer Talk
7/25/2014 6:52:30 AM

Basically, there is "proper" English white cider at exactly 7.5% alcohol and there is garbage that people only pretend to like. So give the white ciders 5.0 and 0.5 to everything else and yo...
Beer Talk
7/24/2014 7:52:26 PM

I am three deep in my twelve pack and impressed by how good they have been so far. There are no real knock outs, nothing 4.0+ or anything, but itís all been really solid. Compared to when, say, Sam Ad...
Beer Talk
7/24/2014 5:41:22 PM

High Life is fucken awesome. Everyone knows it but some are afraid to admit it.
Beer Travel
7/24/2014 5:34:40 PM

[quote]Originally posted by fiulijn would it work if you cover the logo of the brewery on the growler with duct tape? I heard some time ago somebody talking of this method for filling an X gr...
Site News
7/24/2014 12:23:31 PM

Itíd be kind of a cool feature but I donít know if it is all that useful. The vast majority of beer is drank fresh--or, at least, should be. You are allowed to rate based on whatever criteri...
Beer Travel
7/24/2014 12:12:57 PM

Oh, so you want to buy one growler, decant it. Refill that same growler, decant and repeat, necessitating the purchase of only one growler to get many growlerís full of beer....

Yeah, you a...
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