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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 12-16-04, 12:56 PM   #1
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MOVED: What is the best beer for riding fixed?

While not new to drinking while riding fixed (riding drunk in Chicago is not a crime, btw) I was wondering if there is any consensus on what is the optimal alchoholic beverage for use with fixed gear bikes. Is there a difference between beer that goes well with singlespeed as opposed to fixie? What is you favorite accompanyment to pie? What beer fits best in your messenger bag? I tend to prefer English-style ales, but often end up running a lot of PBR.
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free beer (c'mon Ira...you know that!)

although...I was introduced to "Arrogant Bastard" from Rogue this past weekend. Mmm...tasted pretty f-ing good after 20 miles on a pink fixie!
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Old 12-16-04, 01:03 PM   #3
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free beer (c'mon Ira...you know that!)

although...I was introduced to "Arrogant Bastard" from Rogue this past weekend. Mmm...tasted pretty f-ing good after 20 miles on a pink fixie!
Heh, I found "Arrogant Bastard" while out in Seattle with a co-worker. We wanted to bring back a case to give to our boss, but they didn't have bottles. Maybe it was for the best
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Old 12-16-04, 01:07 PM   #5
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lucky lager, you can ride, drink, and play the silly bottle cap games at the same time
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Let me just say that if I see any fixie rider drinking Miller Lite or Bud Lite I will chase them down and toss a used rear derailleur into their front spokes.
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cider. of course.

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cider. of course.

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I just brewed some cider and my fixie riding friends drank it all. Bastards.
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Fat Tire ale, of course!

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Whatever beer happens to be in my waterbottle.
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Of course, this comes in handy too...

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Jameson's Redbreast whiskey makes me go faster, and is lighter than beer.

Cans are better than bottles, preferably PBR cans. You can crush them for more space after you chug them.
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Old 12-16-04, 01:35 PM   #13
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Seconded on the cider - Dark and Dry Woodchuck preferably.

Ira, next time you brew, you have to invite us over!
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PBR is the standard beer of choice. Pitchers rarely hit $6 in these parts.

Huber is wretched. High Life is okay. Berghoff blows, but if you're poor and depressed, you can't go wrong with a $5 sixer of their pale ale.
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I can't believe nobody gave a nod to Old Style, esp. Chicago folks!
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A REAL fixie rider (purist) would drink lab-grade ethanol, no? None of that unnecessary stuff mixed in.

As for me, I'll take PBR over any other mass-produced beer anyday. PBR also seems to be big in the bike scene. If I'm going to drink anything decent, count me in for a stout or ale. A nice heavy stout gives me the carbs (and an intoxicated sense of power) I need for serious riding.
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just when i thought this crowd couldnt get more pretentious....
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Though Lucky Lager is excellent (sadly, I can't find it ANYWHERE in LA. Is it still brewed?), recently I've been a major fan of the following beers:

Double Bastard (once a year, they pour out the bottom of the fermenting barrels for arrogant bastard. 20 proof of hoppy ale goodness!)

Reverend Ale - another 10%-er bottle of magic.

Rogue's Shakespeare Stout - It's supposedly the stout world champion. It tastes like chocolate!

Other than beer? Cutty Sark is the bomb for a cold night.
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young's old english stout !!! & fuller's ESB is always a good standby..

i like 'em dark & bitter.. like my men.
(i should make myself a bicycle bumper sticker that says "BIKES BEER & BOYS"
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oh, and anythin from dogfish head.. lethal, man, lethal.
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Pabst is totally disgusting
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I'm a strongbow dry cider person myself. I need to try my hand at homebrewing again. the last experiment was a complete failure.

Ira, whats your process?

nice to have some more ciderpunx in here. last time this topic came up I got slammed by all the anti-cider beer people.

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Black & Tans....YUM! Damn I'm thirsty now......must leave work early.
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For stout lovers out there try North Coast's Old Rasputan Russian Imperial Stout.....by far my fav
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