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So what kind of beer are you drinking since the tour started?

Old 07-22-14, 06:36 PM
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So what kind of beer are you drinking since the tour started?

Do the Michelob Ultra and Heinekin commercials make you pine for their product? I must admit that I do like a Heiny every once in while though I don't care much for their commercial. The Ultra....too watery though I like the chick mounting the surfboard on their commercial. I tend to switch around a lot. I'll go for a nice craft beer for a while and then switch off to something else. I'll even go for something light like a Bud or a Coors every so often though some here may say they taste like pigwash; cheap and refreshing on a hot day. How bout yourself?
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HeBrew. I don't base my life choices on television advertising.
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I brew my own beer. I don't care for the "beer" sold by the inter-galactic mega corporations.
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Old 07-22-14, 06:44 PM
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I'm not watching the TdF however, I normally drink Yuengling Lager - AWESOME!
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Yuengling lite...99 calories and a little bit of beer taste....PBR and Rolling Rock in the fridge. Tonight it was fugal free margaritas though...
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Originally Posted by whitemax View Post
Do the Michelob Ultra and Heinekin commercials make you pine for their product? I must admit that I do like a Heiny every once in while though I don't care much for their commercial. The Ultra....too watery though I like the chick mounting the surfboard on their commercial. I tend to switch around a lot. I'll go for a nice craft beer for a while and then switch off to something else. I'll even go for something light like a Bud or a Coors every so often though some here may say they taste like pigwash; cheap and refreshing on a hot day. How bout yourself?
Mostly Stone IPA but sometimes Ballast Point Sculpin IPA like Bridgeport would make if they weren't afraid of flavor.

Having psychologically come to grips with $15/6 pack beer I'd drink more Sculpin if my corner store carried it.

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I don't drink often, but when I do, I prefer "nicer" beers (nicer, I must say, isn't always more expensive!)

After a ride, though, if I am in the mood for a beer, I don't want a "nice" beer. I'm perfectly happy with an Ultra or other mass-produced typical American lager. That's about the only time I want one of these... I figure it's kinda' how Gatorade works. When you're just wanting to enjoy a drink, you're probably not going to be impressed with the watery taste of Gatorade. Conversely, when you're working out, you probably don't want a Coke or other "full flavored" drink.

Go figure...


As for the tour & commercials... I'm a pop-culture reject. I don't even have cable TV. Heck, I don't even have an antenna for the TV we have!
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ipa with/with out tdf
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Old 07-22-14, 07:20 PM
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Originally Posted by aubiecat View Post
I brew my own beer. I don't care for the "beer" sold by the inter-galactic mega corporations.
Good job

Sierra Nevada Torpedo is new around here. Not bad.
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Originally Posted by MikeWMass View Post
HeBrew. I don't base my life choices on television advertising.
The Rejewvinator is the only HeBrew I see around here, but it is a fine series.

My go to beer is Summit Extra Pale. Anything Rush River is what I really want, though. If you don't live in MN/WI, too bad for you.
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The local microbrew stout- the tour had been running some years when I started drinking it, 'tho.
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Same as always... racer 5, Sierra Nevada torpedo or pale ale, Lagunitas IPA, stone IPA or Firestone DBA.
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An appropriate local:



Slipstream Ale | Phillips Beer
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My daughter texts me tour updates in play-by-play patter during the end of each stage. Pretty exciting, like reading the old ticker-tape sports feeds for radio rebroadcast.

Unfortunately, my wife and I disconnected the cable beginning in June, saving ~$70 per month. : (

No beer for me either, I gave it up about a decade ago.
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I brewed a Chainbreaker white IPA tonight.
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NPH really should put his pants back on.

Or just not tell us about them.

I guess playing cards with Kenny Rogers is all about being comfortable.
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Originally Posted by Homebrew01 View Post
Good job

Sierra Nevada Torpedo is new around here. Not bad.
I brewed a SN Bigfoot clone a few months ago back. It's just now coming into it's own.
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Originally Posted by pdedes View Post
this one

La Fin du Monde and Trois Pistols aren't bad either.
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I brewed a SN Bigfoot clone a few months ago back. It's just now coming into it's own.
If it's anything like Bigfoot, it should age well. Don't drink them too soon.
I have some 10+ year old Bigfoots in the basement. Not much carbonation, but that's ok.
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I'm in a Mexican beer phase right now.
But tonight I'll be drinking red wine at a tour de france viewing party.
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I normally don't touch it during the week. On the weekends though, I like my IPAs. New favorite is Cigar City Brewing Jai Alai. That is the perfect IPA to me.
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I like high quality craft beers like Busch Light.
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