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Beer after the ride...

Old 08-01-02, 01:58 PM
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Beer after the ride...

This is kind of fun thread that popped into my head a second ago.
As we all know a nice cold beer can be sooooo good after a long ride.

So I was wondering what is everybodies BEER they are peddling towards to on a steep hill in the summer...

As for my part when I can get it there is nothing better than a GERMAN Hefeweizen but I also like a lot the SHINER Bock.



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All my favorite beers are just fond memories. They had to go when I was diagnosed with diabetes. Doc said lose weight and cut carbs, so out went the beer.

A shame too. My local watering hole had nine cases overstocked in their inventory before they realized I wasn't drinking any more. I told my Doc to keep it to himself until I sold my stock in the brewery

Now I "look forward" to a diet something or other at the end of a long ride.

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Since its impossible to get decent german beer here (Rothaus, Ganzer Koelsch) I prefer to drink McEwans, Newcastle or occasionally Sierra Nevada.
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Guiness and/or Bass is always good.
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I favor guinness, but not after a long ride. Hoeggarden is nice after a ride. Any nut brown ale - Newcastle, Samuel Smiths, Red Hook, Goose Island...

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Free beer would have to be my favorite. The flavor changes from one to another, but free is definetly my favorite. mmmm mmmm
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Beer is carbonated whiz. Give me a Gatorade and a uh...uh... I can't say.
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My current favorite is Bell's Two Hearted Ale by the Kalamazoo Brewing Company. Mmm mmm mmm.

Unfortunately it's a winter seasonal and the LBS (local beer store) just ran out.
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Give me a Gatorade and a uh...uh... I can't say. [/B]
!!! Just watch it.It takes away the wind
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I'm with ssyco. Free is good, but cold is better. Cold and free in that order.
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Good ol' Irish Guiness or Smithwicks. Come to think of it, I think I shall go grab a pint now.
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I just got some issues of Bicycling magazine from the library, and one of them has an article on the nutritional benefits of beer after a ride.

Back when I was back in college, I hated beer. Forced to drink a glass or two once (it was on a trip to Germany, on a visit to a brewery, where the instructor told us we WOULD drink beer or offend our hosts) my face got all hot and red and I felt lousy. People said it was probably an allergy.

Everyone told me that if I just kept drinking beer, I'd get over the allergy and get to like the taste. I said, "Why should I suffer and be miserable, in order to develop an expensive bad habit?"

WHO KNEW???!
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Murphy's Stout. Everyone drinking Guiness should try it. (I read somewhere that Enlish riders 50 years ago used to put Stout in their water bottles - a little too hardcore for me, but probably worked for them). Murphy's amber is also excellent, a little better than Killian's. Recently tried Belhaven - a Scottish amber which was very good.
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I brew my own on occassion so I'm somewhat partial to that. For a store bought brand my first choice is Mackeson XXX Stout with Guinness to suffice if Mackeson is unavailable.

When I lived in Spain nothing seemed to go down better after a ride or day of rock climbing than a glass of pasa negra moscatel. It's much heavier, sweeter, and unlike any moscatel you will find in the states (I've tried hard to find some). There was a moscatel bar in Cippiona that served it exclusively directly from the casks. You couldn't beat the atmosphere of it all.
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Originally posted by chungachanga
Murphy's Stout. Everyone drinking Guiness should try it.
Agreed. That's an excellent stout.

Originally posted by chungachanga
Murphy's amber is also excellent, a little better than Killian's. Recently tried Belhaven - a Scottish amber which was very good.
I strongly suspect that Killian's is Coors with some caramel coloring. Killian's/Coors isn't even in the same league with Murphy's Amber. Haven't tried Belhaven, I'll look for it.
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Boddingtons. It is a lighter Guiness type beer. Very good.
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kudos for good taste in beer all. i would like to add some slightly more bitter brews: goose island's india pale ale, and red tail ale.

also good: fat tire (i think i might buy one of their jersies) and sam adam's summer brew
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Originally posted by presfoxm
Boddingtons. It is a lighter Guiness type beer. Very good.
Boddingtons has nothing in common with Guiness, what are you talking about????
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Boddington's does have a CO2 cartridge in it so does Guiness. But as far as fluid contents they definitely ain't the same or even close.
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Originally posted by tourist
Boddington's does have a CO2 cartridge in it so does Guiness. But as far as fluid contents they definitely ain't the same or even close.
Many beers have CO2 cartridges if you get draft cans...

Guiness and Boddingtons have nothing in common, one is an ale and one is a stout, and both are watered down for US consumers.
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I had to add a couple more wonderful beers, Pabst, Hamms, Black Label, Old Milwaukee, Keystone, …… mmmmm.
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I rarely wait until I get home. Generally my rides involve a stop at a pub. There is a huge variety of good beers in the UK, so it helps to vary your route to try out new beers.
My local Cycle Campaign Group seemed to intersect with the Campaign for Real Ale (ie not Boddingtons fizzed up stuff).
When one of the old-timers passed away we opened a memorial bike rack at one of his favourite pub.
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Originally posted by sscyco
Pabst, Hamms, Black Label, Old Milwaukee, Keystone, …… mmmmm.
Ahhh, here's someone who can appreciate the finer things in life. Hamms - you know a beer that uses cartoon bears for advertising is of exquisite quality. Dont forget that beer of yesteryear: BLATZ. And hey - ever tried a King Cobra (The beer that bites back)? Ya' may as well drink malted wombat urine.
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MY drink is usually an Alexander Keiths or Boreale or Belle Gueule. I love the names of some of those beers you've all mentioned. When I watch sporting events I see the names of beers, the sponsors of the event and I wonder if those beers are any good and then I figure, how bad can it be? Most of them you can't get here, but I have tried Warsteiner which is available in some outlets. It's very good!
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As for Jereys I am looking for the Koestritzer jersey.

Koestritzer (www.koestritzer.de) is a great East German dark beer. Now the brewery is owned by Bitburger during a time of consolidation also in the brewery industry.

My grand-father used to have this in the morning at times, but
that is a long time ago.

I can't wait to try their new black-beer mixed beverage with Guarana and Coke. (Bibop)

Prost.
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