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It's Friday again! Any of you got any beer news?

Is St Patrick's Day a real holiday or just a Guinness marketing campaign? Either way I'll be out celebrating Irish heritage this weekend and I'm sure to have at least a couple pints of the black stuff. [I'm in that picture, but not exactly recognizable.]

Guinness and Murphy's stouts are both delicious IMO and highly recommended even when it isn't St Pat's. I have not tried the new "Black Lager" from Guinness, if you have please comment.

Tonight I've got Torpedo IPA. What are you drinking?

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  •  Tip Jar (7+ / 0-)

    "Great is the guilt of an unnecessary war" - John Adams

    by esquimaux on Fri Mar 15, 2013 at 06:45:09 PM PDT

  •  Goooood Evening.... (3+ / 0-)
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    Grainpaw, viral, greengemini

    A friend of mine and I were out late one night in Palo Alto years ago on a Thanksgiving night.... We happened upon an Irish bar that had a Thanksgiving Buffet. What a great night, drinking Murphy's off the Cask and eating a mix of traditional Thanksgiving foods and Irish foods. That was a lot of fun. I'm still amazed they had Murphy's off cask.

    Tonight I started with a Port Mongo, now I'm sipping on a Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous IPA.

    Life is good tonight.

  •  Pilsner Urguelle (1+ / 0-)
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    Not as good as it was 30 years ago, but still OK.

  •  Here's a good article for this Diary (5+ / 0-)
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    viral, Grainpaw, Ian S, bsegel, greengemini

    How Beer Gave Us Civilization

    [W]e needed something that would suppress the rigid social codes that kept our clans safe and alive. We needed something that, on occasion, would let us break free from our biological herd imperative — or at least let us suppress our angst when we did.

    We needed beer.

    Luckily, from time to time, our ancestors, like other animals, would run across fermented fruit or grain and sample it. How this accidental discovery evolved into the first keg party, of course, is still unknown. But evolve it did, perhaps as early as 10,000 years ago.

  •  I can't decide which one is a better beer. (2+ / 0-)
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    Ian S, bsegel

    I'm torn between Ipswich Original Ale, Fat Weasel Ale and Harpoon IPA. I also like Bass Ale.
    I guess I'll have to do a taste test on a long weekend.
    Can someone recommend the best food to clear the palate?

  •  Comment on a comic strip at (3+ / 0-)
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    bsegel, greengemini, bronte17

    The below illustrates how politicians in all countries play both sides and sound plausible arguing for or against any particular issue.

    A Congressman was once asked about his attitude toward whiskey.

    “If you mean the demon drink that poisons the mind, pollutes the body, desecrates family life, and inflames sinners, then I’m against it.”

    “But if you mean the elixir of Christmas cheer, the shield against winter chill, the taxable potion that puts needed funds into public coffers to comfort little crippled children, then I’m for it.

    “This is my firm position, and I will not compromise!”

    The man who worries morning and night about the dandelions in the lawn will find great relief in learning to love the dandelions. Liberty Hyde Bailey, 1910

    by Grainpaw on Fri Mar 15, 2013 at 08:16:05 PM PDT

  •  Just finished a Full Sail IPA... (2+ / 0-)
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    bsegel, greengemini

    and starting a Torpedo. Slipped and fell on some dog barf today so I'm self-medicating my sore left side. :)

    Just another faggity fag socialist fuckstick homosinner!

    by Ian S on Fri Mar 15, 2013 at 08:21:33 PM PDT

  •  We just had some Celebrator (1+ / 0-)
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    A doppelbock that is rated 100... not so sure about that rating above Chimay... but it was pretty good.

    It has the ash thing going on, BUT it doesn't go there. The first taste makes you think it will, but something holds it back... it's a good beer. But, I would not rate it higher than Chimay.

    And nothing beats a Lenny's RIPA.

    Bought some Guinness Draught for St Pat Day and grilling.  Son says he'll add some Bailey's Irish Cream to it... tastes like a milkshake he says. I dunno... don't drink liquor.  

    One may live without bread, but not without roses.
    ~Jean Richepin
    Bread & Roses

    by bronte17 on Fri Mar 15, 2013 at 10:51:33 PM PDT

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