At 4/14/12 09:05 AM, Dromedary wrote:
That looks like an interesting book, I'll try and pick it up from eBay or something at some point! Desperado is brewed by the Fischer Brewery, which is based in France. As far as I'm aware, it used to be an independent brewery, but it looks like it's been bought out by Heineken, which is kind of a shame. Also, the price was about 2 Canadian dollars when I put it into a converter.
Well, the book is in french and I don't know if it ever was translated. It is still the first edition of the book so maybe they don't have such a large scale distribution. I still hope they make a 2012 edition.
Well, for such a big industrial brewery Heineken's beer doesn't taste too much like shit :P And if the beer is still good, than it's all cool. Unibroue just happens to be owned by Sapporo, which is a big japanesse brewery, and the beer is still very good :)
Where do you guys think the best place in the world for beers is? I personally think the South West of England is a great please for beers, as it has a huge amount of breweries, and there's a big culture around it. It's also good because it's not hard to pick up imported beers, with our local supermarkets stocking a pretty wide range. But I'm not claiming it's the best place, I don't think I've travelled enough of the world to be able to pass that judgement!
I don't know much about other places, but Quebec's micro-brewery culture is groing bigger and bigger by the years. We have a lot of great micro-breweries. Plus, we import beers from all around the world :)
I wouldn't go as far as saying it's the best place in the world for beer, but I know we have a good culture when it comes to beer.
At 4/14/12 09:13 AM, Haggard wrote:
I don't think they export it. The website is only available in german, so I don't think they aim for customers from foreign countries. ^^
I guess could simply mail you a can, but on the other hand, it's a bit too much hassle for just one beer, haha.
Anyway, I also like Tiger Beer and Tsingtao (a chinese beer). There are LOTS of great beers out there. For example I once had a beer with a chili pod inside. Tastes a bit weird at first, but if you like spicy stuff, that's the right beer for you.
I've never drank any oriental beer (I don't know if Sapporo's pale ale counts as one), are they very different compared to our occidental beers? Well... not that our beers arent's very diversified... but you know what I mean :P
At 4/14/12 09:17 AM, Spilda-Bongwata wrote:
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every time i'm in montreal i try to go here but i've only toured it 4 times.
Molson's beer is rather dissapointing. It's a big industrial brewery and even though they use great quality products to make their beers compared to other industrial breweries such as Budweiser. The products they use to make their beer is rather good, but the beer in itself lacks personnality and doesn't attempt to stand out by any mean. It is meant to be sold to a large public.
At 4/14/12 10:10 AM, vdviking wrote:
Nice with a club were you can discuss beer.
I'm a pilsner man myself, always liked the more hoped kinds of beers like the Czech types. But that has changed during the last five years or so, now I'm all for IPA, and especially the American style of IPA with plenty of bitter hops and lots of aromatic hops.
I have over-looked Pale Ales and Lagers for way too much time because of all the industrial breweries and the shit my friends used to make me drink back when I was a teenager. I always kept that negative point of view on pale ales and I realise now how wrong I was. Especially when it comes to Indian Pale Ale.
At 4/14/12 07:36 PM, Sense-Offender wrote:
My favorite beers right now are Shock Top and Blue Moon.
Have you guys ever tried Earthquake? I've never had a beer quite like it. It has an interesting taste, and it's very sweet.
I had Pong brand beer for the first time yesterday. Considering it's 19 bucks for a 30 pack, it ain't bad. Plus, it comes with 2 free ping pong balls. I had so much beer last night. at least three different brands. I don't normally drink that much beer. I go with liquor most of the time and have like one beer on the side.
Getting drunk on beer gives the worst hangovers. I always feel fat and horribly full on the next day when I drink too much beer. Still, I love beer and I like to bring my beers to my parties ! So what I usually do is drink different types of alcohol when I want to drink a lot over one night :P
Also, I don't know these beers you mentionned. I will look them up on Google :O