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Denny's Evil Concoctions 10-24-2005 09:58 PM

Big Rock brewery in Alberta makes an excellent DRY cider called Rock Creek Draft Cider. Best I've had yet. Only available on tap here.

david_42 10-24-2005 10:26 PM

Harp lager "Brewed and bottled by Guinness Brewing Company, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. Product of Canada." I've seen several sites that call it an "american-style" lager. Rather mean.

As of June, 2005

Harp: A golden lager

Harpís distinctive, refreshing taste has earned it six gold medals in the famous annual Monde Selection beer tasting competition. It is Northern Irelandís number one lager.

Harp is brewed using golden barley and the choicest hops to give a smooth satisfying lager taste. In blind taste testing research in Ireland, Harp receives most favoured status time after time.

Since its launch in 1960, Harp has remained a premium Irish lager. In 1996, its already successful export brew was launched in Irish off-licences. Harp 5% Export is a premium lager with a 5% alcohol content and a rich, smooth taste. Harp is also exported to Europe and Canada.
History

Harp Lager was established in 1960 to meet the growing demand for a high quality local lager. Dr. Herman Muender, a master brewer from Germany, was invited to create a new golden lager brewed in the traditional continental style. The Dundalk Brewery was transformed to produce the new lager.

In 1997 the brand was renamed Harp Irish Lager and is now brewed in the UK, as well as Ireland.
Promotion

Harp is supported in Northern Ireland by multimedia advertising and promotion. The tone of the advertising is fun and sociable and centres on Harpís sponsorship involvement with the Season Football Programme.

Denny's Evil Concoctions 10-25-2005 05:11 AM

Oops. I thought Harp was their cider.

Duvel 10-30-2005 04:53 PM

I actually don't mind harp too much. It's nicer than bud or carlsberg, miller and all that jive. But kenmc is right, never seen it as a draught, only in off-licenses. And it definitely does have the el-cheapo "knacker-beer" (something you'd see a scumbag hobble down the street with mid afternoon) stigma. Like dutch-gold or Lucky-Lager in canada.

My father absolutely loves Harp, but he's canadian so I dunno..

sudsmonkey 10-31-2005 12:45 AM

Damnit, Boys ! I thought Harp was an Irish creation !

Denny's Evil Concoctions 10-31-2005 09:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Duvel
And it definitely does have the el-cheapo "knacker-beer" (something you'd see a scumbag hobble down the street with mid afternoon) stigma. Like dutch-gold or Lucky-Lager in canada


Actually the new stumbling rummy drink (at least in BC) is FAXE Strong. 8% crap made form maiz (corn) and barley from Denmark.
It's gross and will give you a headache while drinking it. It's also dirt cheap. No more than 2bucks canadian for 500 ml. (pint)
I've actually seen "scrubbies" yelling at staff when it was out of stock and pushing customers out of the way to get it. Some Govt liquor stores in Vancouver, where I used to live, won't sell any domestic beer over 5.5% unless it's high end specialty beer (more $$). They will sell single tall cans of imports though, so what the hell is the point?
I know an old timer who's a multi-millionaire who drinks Labbats Wild Cat strong (6.5%a/v) cheapo beer. Some people just like the taste of cheap beer. Of course he also used to share the moonshine his brother made when you came over... Now that stuff was actually quite smooth, once you got over the roughly 60% a/v kick.... First time he gave me a huge shot of that and pored it out of a large Crown Royal bottle so I was a little un-prepared for his 2 finger shot. (index and pinks spaced apart. I think it was like 4 or 5 ounces!) Put hair on you chest? More like strip it off. I think I'm getting drunk just off the memory of that moment. :drunk:


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