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Old 01-11-2013, 11:20 PM   #1141
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I've heard too many dumb things about beer to keep track of, but one thing that made me chuckle (and cringe) recently was on the cover of a book about beer. My wife bought me a book for Christmas titled "BEERS OF THE WORLD - Over 350 Classic Beers, Lagers, Ales, and [B]Porters[/B"]

*shudder*

My immediate thought: if someone doesn't properly understand those relationships, why would they write a book about it?


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Old 01-12-2013, 12:45 AM   #1142
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Isn't sake one of the strongest non-distilled alcohols, on average?
Beer =6%
Wine =14%
Saki = 20%That's my understading of the averages of each. VERY generally speaking
Ha, my braggot is right around d sake strength


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Old 01-12-2013, 01:13 AM   #1143
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Not sure if it specifically counts as funny about beer or as just funny and said by people drinking too much beer...

Was watching some cable show a couple of nights ago and I heard one of the most ominous phrases in the English language....

A drunken redneck saying, "Hey, hold my beer a minute, I'm gonna try sumthin"

...after I stopped having flash backs to too many family reunions I couldn't help but laugh

for the record I believe the 2nd most ominous to be, "Hey y'all, watch this!"
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Old 01-12-2013, 02:27 AM   #1144
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I've heard too many dumb things about beer to keep track of, but one thing that made me chuckle (and cringe) recently was on the cover of a book about beer. My wife bought me a book for Christmas titled "BEERS OF THE WORLD - Over 350 Classic Beers, Lagers, Ales, and Porters[/B"]

*shudder*

My immediate thought: if someone doesn't properly understand those relationships, why would they write a book about it?


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You mean this?

My wife bought me the same book as part of a whole beer themed anniversary gift last year.
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Old 01-12-2013, 06:18 AM   #1145
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So this just happened to me. I went to a local bar that just opened up because I heard they have a pretty decent beer selection.

Me: I'll take an Ithaca Flower Power (local IPA)
Bartender: Sure thing

As I wait for my change, a guy walks up next to me and takes a look at the taps. A second bartender shows up and asks him what he wants.

Bartender: What'll ya have?
Guy: Ithaca IPA please
Bartender: We don't have Ithaca IPA
Me (to the Guy): You want the flower power
Guy: No, I don't want that
Me: You said you wanted the Ithaca IPA, that's the Flower Power
Guy: No, I said I want the Ithaca Double IPA

(I'm pretty sure they don't even make a double IPA)

Me: You want the flower power, trust me.

The guy orders an Angry Orchard (hard cider)

I laughed to myself. I guess he thought a good alternative to a double IPA (that does not exist) is a hard cider.
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Old 01-12-2013, 06:56 AM   #1146
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So this just happened to me. I went to a local bar that just opened up because I heard they have a pretty decent beer selection.

Me: I'll take an Ithaca Flower Power (local IPA)
Bartender: Sure thing

As I wait for my change, a guy walks up next to me and takes a look at the taps. A second bartender shows up and asks him what he wants.

Bartender: What'll ya have?
Guy: Ithaca IPA please
Bartender: We don't have Ithaca IPA
Me (to the Guy): You want the flower power
Guy: No, I don't want that
Me: You said you wanted the Ithaca IPA, that's the Flower Power
Guy: No, I said I want the Ithaca Double IPA

(I'm pretty sure they don't even make a double IPA)

Me: You want the flower power, trust me.

The guy orders an Angry Orchard (hard cider)

I laughed to myself. I guess he thought a good alternative to a double IPA (that does not exist) is a hard cider.
Hahahahaha. That is tough to beat right there!!!!!
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Old 01-12-2013, 07:17 AM   #1147
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http://abcnews.go.com/m/blogEntry?id=18124167 here is a funny thing I just read in the news
HAHAHAHA,

I don't know about the rest of you but every brew day I get a sneaking feeling I might accidentally shoot a man 5 times to death.


Let's be honest; it's probably due to the fact their alcohol of choice was Busch and Jim beam
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Old 01-12-2013, 07:46 AM   #1148
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Let's be honest; it's probably due to the fact their alcohol of choice was Busch and Jim beam
+1 if only they had known
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So my SWMBO was raised a Mormon, but she's non-practicing at best. She drinks, no worries there, but still can't come to grips with food and alcohol. She won't cook with alcohol, won't drink while she's eating.

Anyway, this morning she tells me that she doesn't like that I use our 4.5 gallon pot to brew in. Apparently she's worried my unfermented sugar water will some how contaminate her next stew with alcohol.....
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I was at my LHBS the other day. A guy came in who had received a Mr. Beer kit for Christmas, and was looking for more supplies. The owner of the shop was very patient with him, answered all of his questions, and somehow avoided bashing the fact he was using a Mr. Beer (everyone starts somewhere). After they both have an armload of cleaner, sanitizer, extract, yeast packs, etc., he grabs the bottle of Star-San and asks, "I use well water, do I need to add more of this to my wort than normal to make sure I kill everything." The look on the owner's face was priceless.


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