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Old 01-12-2011, 02:47 PM   #11
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Yep, I've always known of the UK version of snakebite as half lager, half cider (the exact brands can vary). I've had more than quite a few of them (having drunk many, many of them over the years since first being introduced by a bunch of Irish cats I used to work with over a decade ago)...actually just had a couple over the last few days, since I just bottled my annual cider from this past fall.

There's definitely nothing about the ABV that is different from any session beer, but for some odd reason, I've definitely found (having drunk many, many of them over the years since first being introduced by a bunch of Irish cats I used to work with over a decade ago) that the buzz is slightly different. I have no idea why, but it's definitely different...not fall down drunk or get drunk fast like drinking liquor after beer, but just "different."

It still makes no sense to ban it...

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Old 01-12-2011, 02:59 PM   #12
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Wow, this thread makes me question whether I ever want to leave Wisconsin or not. In Texas they called a 6-pack a "case" (and seemed to think it was a lot of beer) and in Ohio they had no idea what bitters were or how to make a Whiskey Old Fashioned. I have heard tale that some states limit the number of drinks you can order in an hour.. and don't even get me started on that whole 4-loko thing! So college kids got alcohol poisoning? Boohoo, at UW Madison we called that Friday night.

Rant and/or rave.. Other places are strange ;-)
and you can't even play bar dice!
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Old 01-12-2011, 03:04 PM   #13
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It still makes no sense to ban it...
It doesn't sound like a ban, just certain landlords manipulating the kind of clientele they attract by adjusting their services. Kinda like choosing whether they have strippers or not.
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Old 01-12-2011, 07:00 PM   #14
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I've lived in Texas since I was 3 and I have never heard a six pack referred to as a case. A case is a twelve pack. It can also be used generically for any box of canned beer, soda, etc. as well.
In the rest of the US, it's generally a 24-pack.

Hence the old saying "24 hours in a day--24 beers in a case...coincidence?"
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Old 01-12-2011, 07:05 PM   #15
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In the rest of the US, it's generally a 24-pack.

Hence the old saying "24 hours in a day--24 beers in a case...coincidence?"
Exactly, 12 beers is a half case everywhere I've ever been on the west coast.
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Old 01-12-2011, 07:54 PM   #16
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Haha!
I didn't mean to stir up a beehive. I admit, the sample size of my study was considerably small. I just couldn't imagine living anywhere that doesn't take binge drinking seriously ;-)

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In the rest of the US, it's generally a 24-pack.

Hence the old saying "24 hours in a day--24 beers in a case...coincidence?"
We are lax about our language. "Coke" is our term for any kind of soda...

I guess you are right that a 24 pack is properly a case but I don't recall seeing a 12 pack sold as a "half case" anywhere around the state.
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Does that make a 30-pack a One and one-quarter case? :-P

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Does that make a 30-pack a One and one-quarter case? :-P
Yes, yes it does!
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I've had the poor mans Black Velvet before with Guinness and Cider and the only thing dangerous about it was how easy it was to put away. Certainly wouldn't get you messed up.

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