Beer (again)

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  1. lgench

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    Bound's Beverages, Bensalem, PA. Past "best by" date. Very tasty.
    Re: Bud, I'd rather have my rice with dinner!
     
  2. pinelandpaddler

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    You eat white rice? Shame, shame. :)
     
  3. Teegate

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    The point is I don't make a post about the food or liquid I drink. Beer drinkers for some odd reason think it is worthy of doing that. There is nothing fascinating about beer that warrants a post on it.

    Guy
     
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    I disagree. After six or seven of them I find myself concentrating intently on the liquid in the glass. So it must be pretty fascinating.
     
  5. BEHR655

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    To a beer drinker there is. Thus all the posts. :D
     
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    :guinness:
     
  7. pinelandpaddler

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    People have posted on this forum about various things that they find pleasure in, from food to film to music.

    There is much fascinating about beer, e.g. its long and complex history in human affairs, its ingredients and the brewing process, the happy feelings it's known to produce, etc.
     
  8. RednekF350

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    Well ain't this timely.
    This weekend my older son Jeff is going to this:
    http://www.celebrationofthesuds.com/default.asp
    Its the AC Beer Festival.
    He went last year and said it was awesome.
    The old man might be with him on this little jaunt.
    :)
     
  9. bobpbx

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    Sure there is! That ain't rootbeer in this glass :guinness:
     
  10. BobNJ1979

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    here are a few of my favs: Michelob amber boch (hope i spelled that right), stella artois, MGD, miller high life is pretty good (champagne of beers), John Courage, and El Presidente (the beer of the dominican republic.. boy i drank a lot of that 2 yrs ago :guinness:) .. guess is good too.. only on tap though.
     
  11. lgench

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    PP,
    I actually do eat brown rice.
    L.
    PS: Weren't some of our founding fathers involved with the brewing of beer?
     
  12. RednekF350

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    If you can believe the T-shirts in the Tun Tavern, Ben Franklin said "Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy"
     
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    George Washington ran a whiskey distillery.
     
  14. BEHR655

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    You can believe it.

    Steve
     
  15. BEHR655

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    Many of our founding fathers were pretty well lit whilst founding our fair nation.

    Steve
     
  16. MuckSavage

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    Scott,
    I buy it at a place in Glassboro "Hops & Grapes"
     
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    Most of our Founding Fathers, if not brewers themselves, had quite a taste for beer. Yards Brewing out of Philly, while not as good all around as they once were, brews a a series of beers after the recipes of some of our most beloved forefathers: Washington's Porter, Jefferson's Tavern Ale, and a Spruce Ale (now we're talkin!) acording to Franklin's own recipe.
     
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    Unfortunately, Scott—this is yet another apocryphal story about Ben Franklin and his quotes. The correct quote authentically attributable to the cosmopolitan Mr. Franklin is:

    “Behold the rain which descends from heaven upon our vineyards; there it enters the roots of the vines, to be changed into wine; a constant proof that God loves us, and loves to see us happy.”

    Franklin wrote this sentence in a letter to French economist Andre Mollet circa 1779. I suspect some beer lovers felt slighted and morphed the statement into a quote about beer!!

    However, there are many quotes related to beer, including one of the oldest:

    "He was a wise man who invented beer." Plato, the Greek Philosopher, 428-437 B.C.

    I am in the camp of Teegate on this one, although I am not much of an imbiber anyway. But you all can always buy me a club soda with a twist of lime on Sunday!! :)

    Best regards,
    Jerseyman
     
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    I think Jack Handy said it best:

    "Sometimes when I reflect back on all the beer I drink I feel ashamed. Then I look into the glass and think about the workers in the brewery and all of their hopes and dreams. If I didn't drink this beer, they might be out of work and their dreams would be shattered. Then I say to myself, "It is better that I drink this beer and let their dreams come true than be selfish and worry about my liver."