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24-12-2011, 04:02 PM
RE: BEER! What's your favorite?
(24-12-2011 01:01 PM)Erxomai Wrote:  
(24-12-2011 11:27 AM)ddrew Wrote:  
(24-12-2011 12:47 AM)Erxomai Wrote:  This causes my mind to wander and wonder how many times dd has uttered the phrase: "Fuck you, I'm drunk!

Hahaha... actually I don't think I ever have cept when I'm singing along with the song in my head while in the shower.... (that should give yer mind somthing to wander and wonder on)

Ew.

Must go find red-headed atheist girl video.

Better than any brain bleach.

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18-01-2012, 10:15 AM
RE: BEER! What's your favorite?
Found my recipe - been in the family for ... oh, 'bout 4000 years.
   
Archaic writing tablet from Mesopotamia (approx. 3000 B.C.): The tablet which contains proto-cuneiform writing, belongs to the most ancient group of written records on earth. It contains calculations of basic ingredients required for the production of cereal products; different types of beer.

Beer: The one true external common bond of humankind.

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18-01-2012, 08:42 PM
RE: BEER! What's your favorite?
(18-01-2012 10:15 AM)kim Wrote:  Beer: The one true external common bond of humankind.

Extends at least to all primates and treeshrews. Big Grin

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24-01-2012, 04:00 PM
RE: BEER! What's your favorite?
Beer in Space!
This week, a million fraternity brothers rushed to join NASA. The reason: scientists have discovered beer in space.

Well, not beer exactly. But they did find alcohol: ethyl alcohol, to be precise, the active ingredient in all major alcoholic drinks (antifreeze Jell-O shots, quite obviously, are exempted from this category). Three British scientists, Drs. Tom Millar, Geoffrey MacDonald and Rolf Habing, discovered this interstellar Everclear floating in a gas cloud in the contellation of Aquila (sign of the Eagle, the mascot of Anheuser-Busch! Hmmmmm).

Millar and his compatriots have estimated the size of this gas cloud at approximately 1,000 times the diameter of our own solar system; there's enough alcohol out there, they say, to make 400 trillion trillion pints of beer. These guys are British, mind you; if you were to translate this in terms of American beer (which the British, with some justification, regard as fermented club soda), the amount of potential brewski just about doubles.

In human terms: remember that double-keg party you threw at the end of your Junior year in college (the second Junior year)? Imagine throwing that same party, every eight hours, for the next 30 billion years. You'd STILL have beer left over. And boy, would YOUR bathroom be a mess! Simply put, no one could ever drink 400 trillion trillion pints of beer, except maybe Buffalo Bills fans.

The sheer volume of all this alcohol begs the question of how it managed to get out there in the first place. Despite the simplifying effect it has on the human brain, ethyl alcohol is a reasonably complex molecule: two carbon atoms, five hydrogen atoms, and a hydroxyl radical, all cavorting together in beery camaraderie. It's not a compund that is going to spontaneously arise out of the cold depths of space. It can lead to speculation: What is this cloud?

1. It's God's beer. After all, He worked for six days creating the universe, and on the seventh day, He rested. And after you've had a hard week at the office, don't YOU grab a beer? Since man is made in God's image, it could be that this cloud is the remaining evidence of the first, best Miller Time.

2. It's Purgatory ("400 trillion trillion bottles of beer on the wall, 400 trillion trillion bottles of beer! Take one down, pass it around, three hundred ninety-nine septillion, nine hundred ninety-nine sextillion, nine hundred ninety-nine quintillion, nine hundred ninety-nine quadrillion, nine hundred ninety-nine trillion, nine hundred ninety-nine billion, nine hundred ninety-nine million, nine hundred ninety-nine thousand, nine hundred ninety-nine, bottles of beer on the wall!")

3. Proof of an undeniably highly advanced but chronically dipsomaniac alien society. This particular theory is shaky, however: it's reasonable to assume that if the aliens were going to construct a nebula of alcohol, they'd also have large clouds of Beer Nuts and pretzels nearby for snacking. Advanced spectral analysis has yet to locate them.

The truth of the matter, however, is far more prosaic. In the middle of this gas cloud is a young and no doubt quite inebriated star. As the star heats up and contracts, sucking the dust and gas of the cloud into a smaller area, complex molecules form as a result of greater interaction between the elements. Ethyl alcohol forms on small motes of dust in the cloud, and then, as the motes angle in closer towards the star and heat up, the alcohol is released from the motes in gaseous form. And there you have it: an alcohol cloud. Or, as Dave Bowman might say, "My God! It's full of booze!"

Enough with the science lesson, you say. Just tell me how to GET there! Sorry, Chuckles. You can't get there from here. The gas cloud (which, by the way, has the utterly romantic name of "G34.3") is 10,000 light years away: 58 quadrillion miles. Even if you hijacked the shuttle and headed out with thrusters on full, by the time you got there, the guy in Purgatory would be done with his tune. You'd have had time to work up a powerful thirst, but you'd also be, in a word, dead.

No, the Space Beer Cloud will have to wait for the far future, when men can leap through the universe at warp speed. One can only imagine what they will do when they get there:

Captain Kirk: My....GOD! Sulu! What....is....THAT?

Sulu: It's a free floating cloud of alcohol, sir.

Kirk: And we've just run out of Romulan Ale! Could it be a trap, Bones?

Bones: Damn it, Jim! I'm a doctor, not a distiller of fine spirits!

Kirk: We need that booze! But if we fly through that cloud, we'll be too drunk to drive!

Spock: May I remind you, Jim, that I am a Vulcan. We are a race of designated drivers.

Kirk: Well, all righty, then. Spock, drive us through! Bones and I will be out on the hull. With our mouths... open!

To boldly drink what no man has drunk before.

Contributed by: Elizabeth Freeman

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24-01-2012, 05:19 PM
RE: BEER! What's your favorite?
Hmmm...
Turkey - Efes Pilsen: My favorite
Kenya - Tusker: More formaldehyde, Less filling
Greenland - Tuborg (Christmas Beer)
Germany - 1878
Kuwait - Coke Zero (That's as good as it gets.)

Depending on where I'm at in the US: Red Hook in the northwest. Occasionally, Rolling Rock...

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25-01-2012, 11:00 PM (This post was last modified: 26-01-2012 12:27 AM by GirlyMan.)
RE: BEER! What's your favorite?
(24-01-2012 05:19 PM)arcticspear Wrote:  Hmmm...
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Kuwait - Coke Zero (That's as good as it gets)
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26-01-2012, 12:26 AM
RE: BEER! What's your favorite?
Now, just so you know, my everyday brand is Harp. It's just what I drink. Blush

However, Saturday night I decided I was in the mood for something... different. So I looked over the beers in the cooler and found an interesting "seasonal" brew by Samuel Adams. I have had good luck with Samuel Adams and thought I'd just check this out.

I usually don't care for the "flavored" beers -they taste like soda pop to me, at best. But the more I started thinking about it, I just went ahead and went for it; I got a six of Samuel Adams Blackberry Witbier. Yep. And it took a couple just to get used to it.

I didn't want a wheat beer - I usually only drink wheat in the summer. Admittedly, I would have liked the blackberry in more of an ale base or possibly a lager, but it wasn't offensive and I actually kind of looked forward to it on succeeding evenings.

Even though it smells better than it tastes, I give this weird-ass blackberry Witbier an opposable thumb up. Smile

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20-07-2012, 01:14 AM
RE: BEER! What's your favorite?
Strongbow lately, but that's not really a beer. Oh well!
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03-08-2012, 05:15 AM
RE: BEER! What's your favorite?
Shiner bock high in alcohol content and it has a pretty good flavour.
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