Drinking Beer Not That Exciting Anymore

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  1. timethiefNo Gravatar says:

    I smiled all the way through reading your post because your own observations of beer through the decades matches what I have likewise observed. Having said that, let me now tell you a secret. The best beer you will ever drink is not found on the imported beer shelves. It’s that which you make yourself and not from a kit. How do I know that? Well, as you know I’m a Canadian but what you don’t know is that my husband is a brewmeister extraordinaire. Everyone who drinks his homemade lagers, ales and stouts loves them, except for me. There’s something about my tastebuds that recoils in horror when I slurp beer into my mouth. I hate the taste – absolutely hate it!

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    William McCammentNo Gravatar reply on October 30th, 2009 5:38 pm:

    Sounds like your husband has it down. When I lived in Wisconsin we had a neighbor that brewed his own beer. At first it was really good, but he kept experimenting and got WAY out there—he once made beer using coffee. Didn’t like that one too much. LOL πŸ™‚

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  2. Alan @ Basin Glass Co.No Gravatar says:

    lol…extra turpentine! I used to spend tons of time looking and trying different beers too but I find I rarely go to the liquor store anymore. I wait until I’m near a brewery or eating at a restaurant that brews their own beer to go nuts and drink. If you have ever been to Whistler (site of 2010 olympics) they have some incredible local beer…have a Burger with home made fries and a few pints of their beer, then follow it with a nice 2 hour nap. Nothing beats it!
    Thanks for the moment of relaxation πŸ™‚

    Alan Neville, twitter @alan_neville – Glass Pipes artist, writer, and activist.

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    William McCammentNo Gravatar reply on November 2nd, 2009 5:53 am:

    Thanks, Alan! πŸ™‚

    If I’m ever in Whistler I’ll do that. πŸ™‚

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  3. WalterNo Gravatar says:

    As we grow old, we grow weary of the things we enjoy once. I’m a beer drinker and I love its relaxing feeling. Most of the time, when I write my compositions, I gulp two bottle of beer to stimulate my creativity. There are instances though that I’m curious about trying higher form of alcoholic beverages, but I’m always superceeded by my consciousness of my own health. πŸ™‚

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    William McCammentNo Gravatar reply on November 2nd, 2009 5:56 am:

    Years ago, I used to drink a few beers before I wrote short stories, the stories always turned out magnificent (at least until I sobered up). LOL πŸ™‚

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  4. PetraNo Gravatar says:

    oh gawd the memories! I hate to admit it but I used to think Milwaukees Best was GOOD beer – YIKES! Now I prefer Stella Artois or Peroni or Becks…. Jap beer is really good too….

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    William McCammentNo Gravatar reply on November 2nd, 2009 5:57 am:

    Haha! Milwaukee’s Best! I’ve drank that a few times myself (living in Wisconsin, everyone has to at least once). πŸ™‚

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  5. BelgoranNo Gravatar says:

    A couple of years ago, I was a beer snob. I was -very- particular about my beer, and would swear up and down that I could tell the difference blindfolded.

    These days, I’ll take the most generic domestic on tap and drink it happily. I get a -great- kick out of interacting with my beer-snob friends and getting exasperated looks for not ordering the most bitter ale in the house.

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    William McCammentNo Gravatar reply on November 13th, 2009 7:59 am:

    Some of those specialty beers aren’t so great anyway. Unless I’m in some kind of adventurous mood, Miller lite is good enough for me! πŸ™‚

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  6. Jenn ThorsonNo Gravatar says:

    I just hope that man in his 40s watching his buddies climb trees also has a video camera with him. Because, y’know, like that Farfrumpukken shirt, you need a little souvenir of these days. πŸ™‚

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    William McCammentNo Gravatar reply on November 13th, 2009 8:01 am:

    My iPhone has video, but I’m rarely in the situation to film drunks anymore. Now, if I had one 10 years ago… πŸ™‚

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  7. BoomkaNo Gravatar says:

    I remember when I first started buying beer in the fancy grocery stores. I would do the same thing, spending hours perusing beers. There were so many imports and microbrews and fancy colors and hilarious labels. I must have looked like a moron walking up and down the aisle switching the beer I had in my hand with a new one, like I was only allowed to bring one toy home from the store and I was not going to pick the wrong one. And now that I am in my late 20s… I still do the exact same thing.

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    William McCammentNo Gravatar reply on November 17th, 2009 4:48 pm:

    Haha! That was a perfect description of me throughout my 20’s. Good times. πŸ™‚

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  8. MaxNo Gravatar says:

    Ha – I’m not too far gone from the days of spending a long time choosing the right microbrews in my local Korger. Unfortunately now that I’m living in Pennsylvania I have to buy all my beer by the case, so dropping $50 on a new beer that I’ve never tasted it a lot less appealing than just taking a chance on a sixer (or one in a variety pack)

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  9. Peni GardnerNo Gravatar says:

    “It’s funny how, when you’re in your early twenties, spending two hours in the imported beer section at Liquor Barn was not only acceptable, but crucial!”

    Very true I remember me and my friends doing this all the time testing different brands of beer every week, it feels like wine testing lol. Good times!

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  10. Richard DeltaNo Gravatar says:

    So who is this most interesting man in the world that prefers Dos Equis?

    I’m from Canada. So we might be backward. I’m 27 and I definitely spend way more time choosing a beer now than when I was 21. At 21 cheapest was best, in and out in 3 minutes.

    Now I like to pick and choose a lot more. Mainly just like as if I was looking for wine.

    Anyways, just wanted to point out we do it different in Canada…Opposite really.

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  11. Angela MarieNo Gravatar says:

    Brilliant writing on beer and aging AND Wisconsin. Loved it. Thank you.

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