For all you beer people out there I have a question

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  1. Crusher

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    Nothing at all until you get used to highly flavored beer or ales, then its a lot like drinking a can of ice cold beer flavored water. NTTAWWT :rolleyes:
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    CCH

    My family is still very much in the beverage distribution business. Good memory. If you have been in business for five years, you are running successful business.
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    there is a restaurant in MetroWest in the Publix Shopping Center off Hiawassee Rd in Orlando that carries a huge line of craft beers
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    I have some friends from the UK who say Americans have to drink their beer ice cold because it tastes crap.
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    That was true 15 or 20 years ago. Not true at all today. The US makes the best beer in the world. Belgium is second and the UK is third.
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    It was a bit of a generalization but I didn't want to knock the Bud Light crowd.
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    Yea. I think the Brits know better now. Many US craft brewers export to the UK and do quite well.
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    I have been drinking Founders All Day IPA. It is available in Deland in the can. It reaches the right mix of taste vs availability for me. My entire inheritance when my father passed was four 16 ounce cans of Bud light. I drank them with two buds so I only had to drink one.

    I would rather drink one or two of a tasty beer than a million bud lights, yuck.
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    I had a German neighbor who told me in the thickest German accent " GK, your american beer tastes like wasser". :D
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    All Day was one of the first of many "sessionable" IPAs from the craft beer community. They're basically taking the idea of British pale ales that people drink for hours at a time in pubs. They're slightly lower in hop content and alcohol. Stone's Go To, Lagunitas' DayTime and New Belgium's Slow Ride probably hit the same kind of balance.
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    Deep into my craft beer obsession, I still enjoyed Bud or Bud Light on the beach in Florida. I would visit my family in PC once a year and usually go out to Shell Island on my brother's boat. Something about beach sand, salt water and blinding sunlight made those beers taste great.
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    You should buy him a bottle of Goose Island's Bourbon County Coffee Stout and ask him if it tastes like water.

    IMHO, German beer sucks.
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    In Florida in the summer, the bud lights work just fine. If you're drinking the heavy duty beers, you'll pass out on the beach. Or the lake, and that's no fun, the bud lights are for thirst and hydration. :)
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    (Sigh)... I long for the old days in Philly.

    A couple of good old beers were Ballantine, Piels Real Draft, Ortliebs,(if they were out of Ballantine), Yuengling, of course

    Nothing like an ice cold Ballantine at a Phillies game!
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    I always liked I've cold Ballantine Ale when I was in high school.
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    Bro - as a fellow Minnesotan, you've gotta go here:
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    Where they at? I'll be up there in August. Not December. ;)
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    Bent Paddle - Duluth; Castle Danger - Two Harbors.
    If you're not coming that far north, then shame on you. :emoji_fearful: Ya gotta get to the north shore during summer!
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    LOL crawl back to the Prairie. Actually I'll be up for a nephew's wedding in southern Wisconsin. I'm guessing there will be some motor oil beer available. :D
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