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Old 01-12-2011, 08:01 PM   #21
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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.
You're bang on with that there LGI, it's not a ban, it's landlords choosing not to serve a drink which is more than the sum of its two parts and causes a lot of trouble.

Snakebite is very easy to drink and goes down like alcopop, but a lot of ciders are closer to 5-6% and people drink it too fast and get bladdered and start shadow boxing.

I've served a lot of them, I've also never heard of cider and guinness as a snakebite.

What you do sometimes get which makes it go down even easier is a snakebite with a shot of blackcurrant cordial in it, making it a snakebite and black or a diesel depending on what part of Ireland or the UK you get it in.
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Old 01-12-2011, 08:13 PM   #22
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I only know snakebites as a stout and cider over here in CA. Yes there good but I couldn't imagine drinking enough to get that wasted I think I would puke first from all the cider.

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Old 01-12-2011, 08:27 PM   #23
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the OP's snake bite doesnt sound anything like red bull and vodka.

when mixing energy drinks (lots of caffeine) with alcohol you mix uppers and downers so you can drink more without passing out so you get even more drunk and closer to the danger threshold without feeling it as much as you would without the caffeine.

its basically like drinking and going out in the cold. youre flush with blood so you feel warm but truely you cant feel how cold your core is so you dont know how close to hypothermia you are.

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Old 01-13-2011, 09:47 AM   #24
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Asked my British wife about snakebites, and she said that her parents and their friends were always drinking them when she was growing up. She described it as cider-lager with a dash of blackcurrant cordial. She agreed that the ABV wasn't high, but did agree that somehow people seemed to get legless faster on it. Maybe because it goes down so smoothly?

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Old 01-13-2011, 04:01 PM   #25
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Funny how one shot can differ....here in Winnipeg its half Jack Daniels and tequila.

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Old 01-13-2011, 04:14 PM   #26
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Here in CA its usually guinness and cider (some places use pear cider). I've only had it once, it's alright I prefer black and tan's with guinness and SN.

CTS: lol, reminds me of the "Four Horsemen" jack, johnnie, jim and jameson.

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Old 01-13-2011, 06:23 PM   #27
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Here in CA its usually guinness and cider (some places use pear cider). I've only had it once, it's alright I prefer black and tan's with guinness and SN.

CTS: lol, reminds me of the "Four Horsemen" jack, johnnie, jim and jameson.
Four Horsemen around here is Jack, Johnnie, Jim, and Jose.

Jack, Johnnie, and Jim alone is a Three Wise Men.
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I live in Texas and I've never heard of a 6 pack or a 12 pack referred to as a case. A case is 24 beers. Period. Now there are some towns where you can get a cube of beer, 30 cans.
And any half decent bar from Houston to Dallas to Austin/San Antonio, all the way down to Corpus Christi should know a snakebite beer is half stout/ half cider. I've ordered them in at least 3 bars in each city.

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My GF got her local bar to add them to their menu. She encountered the in
Ireland. Guinness and cider.

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My GF got her local bar to add them to their menu. She encountered the in
Ireland. Guinness and cider.
Hmm it must be a tourist special then, cos I've never heard of that here as a snakebite, lager and cider, in any bar in Ireland.

Guinness is only mixed with champagne for a black velvet.

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