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I want my Real Black Stuff!

#1 Post by RealBlackStuff » Wed May 06, 2020 5:59 am

Desperate for a Guinness? Have a look here, it's not just me...
NOT a great day for a Guinness! (the Real Black Stuff).
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#2 Post by Cigarguy » Wed May 06, 2020 6:11 am

Me too RBS. With this lockdown been drinking lots of craft beer local to Western Canada. However I do miss a real pint of expertly pulled Guinness from my favourite small English style pub. A Kilkenny is also "mighty" as you Brits would say.

Having said that an Irish friend of mine says that Guinness in Ireland is much better than the garbage we get here. Even though I've never had the real RBS, I'm still missing RBS.

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#3 Post by RealBlackStuff » Wed May 06, 2020 6:21 am

Cigarguy wrote:
Wed May 06, 2020 6:11 am
A Kilkenny is also "mighty" as you Brits would say.
OBJECTION!
I'm Irish!
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#4 Post by MikalE » Wed May 06, 2020 8:26 am

No thanks. Tasteless black crud if there ever was one.

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#5 Post by atagunov » Wed May 06, 2020 1:38 pm

Gimme my Costa Coffee back! And Cafe Nero! And Starbucks! I don't have anywhere to sit with my Thinkpads :)
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#6 Post by dr_st » Wed May 06, 2020 4:55 pm

MikalE wrote:
Wed May 06, 2020 8:26 am
Paulaner, Hofbrau, Spaten, Bitburger, not necessarily in that order.
Yeah, I enjoy unfiltered wheat beers myself. But I also like the darker stronger stuff (~8%). It usually starts having this sweet edge to it. Especially Barbar with its honey.
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#7 Post by Cigarguy » Wed May 06, 2020 5:30 pm

I like all good beers.

I OBJECT to your objections RBS. How in the world do you NOT like Kilkenny? LOL

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#8 Post by RealBlackStuff » Thu May 07, 2020 12:23 am

Cigarguy wrote:
Wed May 06, 2020 5:30 pm
I OBJECT to your objections RBS. How in the world do you NOT like Kilkenny? LOL
Nothing against Kilkenny, but I object to being called a Brit, I'm Irish!
PS: Brit is also apparently short for Brexit...(ex-Brit ?)

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#9 Post by MikalE » Thu May 07, 2020 9:43 am

dr_st wrote:
Wed May 06, 2020 4:55 pm
MikalE wrote:
Wed May 06, 2020 8:26 am
Paulaner, Hofbrau, Spaten, Bitburger, not necessarily in that order.
Yeah, I enjoy unfiltered wheat beers myself. But I also like the darker stronger stuff (~8%). It usually starts having this sweet edge to it. Especially Barbar with its honey.
I don't really care for most brands of Weißbier. There was a Czech variety I tried a number of years ago that I really enjoyed, but can't find it any longer. I don't remember the brand either, but I liked it.

I like a good Pilsner like the Bitburger, or lager like the Hofbrau and Paulaner. The Dopplebock is good too in season as is the Maiboch and Oktoberfest Wies'n if you can find it in season. They don't import it every year though, but I would imagine they will this year since Oktoberfest has been cancelled.
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#10 Post by ajkula66 » Thu May 07, 2020 3:13 pm

You good people are making me thirsty and I'm not able to have any of that stuff in the foreseeable future... :banghead:
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#11 Post by Twiggy » Fri May 08, 2020 7:41 pm

Fortunately for me, all the alcohol retailers in my area were always still open, as they were deemed an "essential" service. (Most likely because a whole bunch of alcoholics going through withdraw at the same time would contribute to strain on healthcare), but hey, the rest of us can buy Guiness still, and whatever else as well. :lol:

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#12 Post by MikalE » Fri May 08, 2020 8:17 pm

Liquor stored are all open here too, but for drive-up or walk-up service only. I was allowed inside last week when they only had Bitburger and I wanted that and Paulaner, but they were out. I didn't know what else I wanted so they let me in to shop.

Turns out there was a six pack of Paulaner in the warm rack next to the cooler.
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#13 Post by axur-delmeria » Sat May 09, 2020 12:13 am

Our country imposed a liquor ban since the lockdown began. There was a news report the other day where police chased and caught a hearse that tried to evade a checkpoint, which turned out to have bottles of liquor stuffed inside the coffin. :lol:
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#14 Post by RealBlackStuff » Sat May 09, 2020 12:47 am

In Ireland you can go to any food store, most of which also have a liquor license.
You can get Guinness in cans or bottles, but a draft pint is what is sorely missing...
You can get a slew of other beer brands as well, from all over the world, incl. Japan and China.

IMHO the best non-Guinness brew is Budvar, the original Czech lager, better known in Europe as Budweiser.
The Americans (Anheuser-Busch) stole, and still abuse that Budweiser name to make their most horrible Bud cats piss.
See also: https://business.time.com/2014/01/27/wh ... budweiser/
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#15 Post by MikalE » Sat May 09, 2020 5:20 am

Whoever heard of using rice in beer? I will never drink an Anhueser product. And they call themselves Germans.
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#16 Post by cadillacmike68 » Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:43 pm

Rice in beer - Sake anyone?

Or that Korean top fuel soju? Some sort of rice gin that'll scorch your throat all the way down. :wink:

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#17 Post by madicetea » Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:58 pm

cadillacmike68 wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:43 pm
Rice in beer - Sake anyone?

Or that Korean top fuel soju? Some sort of rice gin that'll scorch your throat all the way down. :wink:

I like Grolsch, especially the 16oz ceramic flip top bottles.
Perfect timing to come back to the forum and see this post.

The lemon-flavored Soju I had one night in Seoul and some of the sakes I have had while in Tokyo were probably some of the most palatable alcohols I have had.

Unrelated, but what the Koreans say about fried chicken and soju being very good together is quite true.

Can't say I prefer to be near alcohol though, so I've been staying clear of it for a while now. About 10.5 months clean now.
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#18 Post by cadillacmike68 » Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:17 pm

madicetea wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:58 pm
cadillacmike68 wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:43 pm
Rice in beer - Sake anyone?

Or that Korean top fuel soju? Some sort of rice gin that'll scorch your throat all the way down. :wink:

I like Grolsch, especially the 16oz ceramic flip top bottles.
Perfect timing to come back to the forum and see this post.

The lemon-flavored Soju I had one night in Seoul and some of the sakes I have had while in Tokyo were probably some of the most palatable alcohols I have had.

Unrelated, but what the Koreans say about fried chicken and soju being very good together is quite true.

Can't say I prefer to be near alcohol though, so I've been staying clear of it for a while now. About 10.5 months clean now.
Not sure about the fried chicken and soju, but stay away from the kimshee soup. It has no odor but will roast you like a volcano.

I still have a couple half pints of soju left over from ly last trip there many years ago. It's too strong to drink straight (over 100 proof).
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