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    You know you're too close for comfort when...

    Shiner Bock can be found at the local super market.

    Don't ask me why, but I bought some. Wish me luck.



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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    It's actually not that bad!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    It's actually not that bad!
    i've just opened it. while it's not that bad, i wish i hadn't gone through the sam adams i had in the house.

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    Well, there I can't blame ya! I'd rather have a Bell's Oberon though, myself
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    . “He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”- Fredrick Nietzsche

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    Well, there I can't blame ya! I'd rather have a Bell's Oberon though, myself
    you and cylowe97.

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    Shiner Bock is pretty good. Have gotten quite smitten with the darker versions of Sam Adams beer (purchasable in the local grocery area), but it's when i make that fatal trip to the Beers of the World store and only buy one of a certain kind, one of these, one of those - to try.

    and realize that I just spent $22 for a six-pack of beer.

    Beer stores like those need public floggings instead of giving you a rolling cart and all these fun 4 pack carton kinda things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tude View Post
    Shiner Bock is pretty good. Have gotten quite smitten with the darker versions of Sam Adams beer (purchasable in the local grocery area), but it's when i make that fatal trip to the Beers of the World store and only buy one of a certain kind, one of these, one of those - to try.

    and realize that I just spent $22 for a six-pack of beer.

    Beer stores like those need public floggings instead of giving you a rolling cart and all these fun 4 pack carton kinda things.
    damn, and i thought was distraught paying $12 for a 6 pk. of harp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by x136 View Post
    To where is one too close if Shiner Bock is available?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tude View Post
    Shiner Bock is pretty good. Have gotten quite smitten with the darker versions of Sam Adams beer (purchasable in the local grocery area), but it's when i make that fatal trip to the Beers of the World store and only buy one of a certain kind, one of these, one of those - to try.

    and realize that I just spent $22 for a six-pack of beer.

    Beer stores like those need public floggings instead of giving you a rolling cart and all these fun 4 pack carton kinda things.
    beer is too expensive in the US.

    $7.50 + tax for a 6 pack Sam Adams
    +/-$7.00 for a 6 pack of Shiner Bock

    $5 for a pitcher of nasty PBR at the P&H cafe.

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    Be happy all yawl like the inexpensive American stuff. Only Samiclas and EKU 28 float my boat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ken cummings View Post
    Be happy all yawl like the inexpensive American stuff. Only Samiclas and EKU 28 float my boat.
    i'm not going to pay big bucks for the same **** i can get back in mokum for chump change.

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    Most places near me sell a 12-pack of Shiner for $11.99

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    Quote Originally Posted by timmhaan View Post
    damn, and i thought was distraught paying $12 for a 6 pk. of harp.
    Beers of the World is a small warehouse that is evil.

    It has aisles devoted to different parts of the world, with some places - oh say like Belgium that has 2 full aisles-front and back devoted to some of the many brands, makers of beer there.

    And so you wander down the aisle with this cart that suddenly found it's way into your hands and OH MY all these really cool looking 6 pack cardboard containers unfolding before your eyes and ...


    Hmmm, I'll try one of these, one of these and ....

    WTF. $22?

    I guess the old adage of not shopping for groceries on an empty stomach does NOT work in a beer store.

    When I do the onesies, twosies shopping like that, it's to basically try something new (but that one Friday was a heck of an expensive trial/error!). Eh, once in a while try a couple ...

    Personally I like going to an English Pub in town here where they have about 15 drafts on tap and a 4 page menu of their bottled stock on premises. Here I love Hoegaarden on tap - while I'm not a big fan of wheatbeer - this one - on tap - has a unique flavor and an almost thick consistency (the bottled version is not even similar) - but check out the beer menu.

    http://www.theoldtoad.com/bottled.html

    OK, I likes me beer.

    hehe - and the mtb has been locked up here before ...


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    Shiner Bock....no thanks. It might be better before a Guinness than after, but, I doubt it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by x136 View Post
    So you've been to a beer store completely smashed out of your gourd, and still ended up with a $22 six-pack?


    X is too fast for me, knew someone would pick up on that.


    OK, perhaps it was too much fun, too big a store and why the hell did they give me a grocery cart? I'm in a freaking beer store! ...

    Ahh, but wait! And then the raincloud lifts and this angelic sound erupts as the beer rainbow decends down to ... yet another aisle of brews that look rather delicious.

    <humbug>

    not going there for a while. Fooey.




    Excuse me? Can someone point my ugly beer cart towards where I can gets me some Old Chokies and some PBR's please?

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    If I weren't old and sporting a beer gut....that might appeal to me

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    They sell Guinness at the local longs Drugstore here. Yummmm Guinness.
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    Shiner Black > Shiner Bock on draft > Shiner Bock in bottles > Any product of Sam Adams
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    We send the bad batches out of texas to you idiots to drink. We keep the good stuff for ourselves.

    Oh, and Shiner Black is the new!

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    Sheps is like that as well....from the outside it looks like any old convenience store, then you step inside and are magically transported to the land of hops, yeast, and yummy fermentation.

    ....OK, so there is one wall of non-beer stuff inside, the other 3 walls, and all the shelves in between are all....BEEEEEEEEER!!!!!!

    I've easily dropped $30 on a sixer....I've always had caviar tastes. But damn, was that stuff great.

    I may have to hit that place up again soon...I have a jonesing for some Chimay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    Well, there I can't blame ya! I'd rather have a Bell's Oberon though, myself
    Not until summertime, Tom. Not until summertime. Oberon's their summer brew. Try some of their Two Hearted Ale (the one with the trout on the label).



    Right now I'm working through a six pack of New Belgium's 1554 black ale. Mighty tasty, though not as good as the 2* Below they had during the winter.

    Psimet and I drained a six pack of Goose Island Brown Ale the other night while he made fun of the old steel Fuji I'm trying to salvage as a neighborhood bike. The beer was quite good. The bike.... still a work in progress.

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    Yeah, you are close, but to really hit the bullseye, you need this: Lawnmower

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    Shiner Bock is not a Bock imo. It's like flavoured Bud Weiser or something. It goes for around 6 bucks here.

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    Shiner Bock is not worth the $7.99 or $8.99 a six pack I've seen it going for in the Chicago area.

    There are much better local beers for less money to be enjoyed.

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