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Govtcheez
06-30-2004, 11:33 AM
I don't know how much response this'll get on a board where most people are either a) not American and b) not old enough to drink, but I'm posting this everywhere else, so you guys get it, too.

http://www.americanbeermonth.com/

That's right, friends. July is the month where we come out and celebrate good ol' American made brews. I realize some of you can only think Miller, Coors, and Budweiser when you think of American beers, but that couldn't be further from the truth. There are craft breweries all over the country making beer that rivals brew from anywhere in the world, and they're doing it using innovative techniques that improve the process. Some foreign brews (Germany, I'm looking at you and your Reinheitsgebot) have restrictive rules imposed on them that limit the way they can be made and what ingredients they can contain. Here in the Land of the Free, our brewers can add whatever they see fit, giving a truly outstanding selection of every type of beer (except maybe trappists, but we can't really get that without annexing Belgium).

If you're having a hard time deciding where to go to pick up some new beer, head on over to BeerAdvocate (www.beeradvocate.com) and use their tools to find whatever you want.

bludstayne
06-30-2004, 12:25 PM
Alcohol is a waste of money, brain cells, and it's sad that people have to rely on a substance to make them have fun.

sean
06-30-2004, 12:33 PM
High five Govt!

axon
06-30-2004, 12:48 PM
Alcohol is a waste of money, brain cells, and it's sad that people have to rely on a substance to make them have fun.

this alone proves that you are not 21 yet....

Govtcheez
06-30-2004, 12:57 PM
Alcohol is a waste of money, brain cells, and it's sad that people have to rely on a substance to make them have fun.
I don't drink alcohol to kill brain cells or because I rely on it. I drink it because I enjoy the taste.

Get out before I ban your trolling ass.
High five Govt!High five! (even though I know you're humoring me)

axon
06-30-2004, 01:04 PM
>>High five! (even though I know you're humoring me)<<
ROFL....good ol' mackrory

bludstayne
06-30-2004, 01:05 PM
You're going to ban my "trolling ass" for expressing my opinion? Why don't you do something productive with your time instead?


this alone proves that you are not 21 yet....
This alone proves that I don't need alcohol, not that I'm not 21 yet. Do you really think I'd heed laws like that? Hell, if I wanted to I could get drunk right now and not get caught. I've done so many illegal things, including drinking and smoking marijuana and do I care? No!

PS: I am not bragging that I have done weed or drunk alcohol, I'm just stating that I have.

axon
06-30-2004, 01:10 PM
dude, your latter post contradicts your former.

Why do you think people drink "to have fun", but not because they enjoy it? Why are you being so damn judgemental right away? is it because its the internet? I bet you would be singing a different tune if talking to me in person. How old are you anyway - judging by your response I would say ~15

Govtcheez
06-30-2004, 01:42 PM
You're going to ban my "trolling ass" for expressing my opinion? Why don't you do something productive with your time instead?
Coming into a thread that's obviously about beer and appreciating beer and saying "Alcohol kills brain cells and drinking anything makes you a hopeless alcoholic" is trolling. I don't know what the hell you think it is, but in this case, it doesn't matter.

vNvNation
06-30-2004, 01:49 PM
Last I knew you could drink beer legally in Germany at the age of 16, and 'hard stuff' at the age of 18.

I stand by my conservative stance that beer is for pansies :)

Note the 'ies', this means that there are, in fact, multiple people of the genus pansy! (panzy?)



Why do you think people drink "to have fun", but not because they enjoy it? Why are you being so damn judgemental right away? is it because its the internet? I bet you would be singing a different tune if talking to me in person. How old are you anyway - judging by your response I would say ~15


Hippiespeak...next you are going to want to get in touch with your feelings, and have a heart to heart conversation.

JaWiB
06-30-2004, 01:54 PM
>>Alcohol is a waste of money, brain cells, and it's sad that people have to rely on a substance to make them have fun.

Not necessarily. Beer, maybe, but I know that red wine seems to have benefits when you drink it in moderation. And I don't see anything wrong with drinking any kind of alcohol in moderation...

Govtcheez
06-30-2004, 01:58 PM
>>Alcohol is a waste of money, brain cells, and it's sad that people have to rely on a substance to make them have fun.

Not necessarily. Beer, maybe, but I know that red wine seems to have benefits when you drink it in moderation. And I don't see anything wrong with drinking any kind of alcohol in moderation...
I've heard similar things about beer.

Perspective
06-30-2004, 02:03 PM
Note the 'ies', this means that there are, in fact, multiple people of the genus pansy! (panzy?)

i belive the term would be "panzi"


while your american %5 alcohol limited beer will always be inferior to that of Canadian beer, i salute your tribute to this wonderful beverage.
;)

Govtcheez
06-30-2004, 02:11 PM
while your american %5 alcohol limited beer will always be inferior to that of Canadian beer, i salute your tribute to this wonderful beverage.
;)
Thanks for the tribute, but you're wrong about the 5% limit. I don't know where you would have gotten it, but it's totally wrong. Boston Brewing Company (they brew Sam Adams) has several brews that are over 20%, and most craft brews are 5-10%. Doppel or Triple Bocks are even more than that.

PS Labatt was the first beer I started drinking a lot of, so I'd like to show appreciation to your Canadian beers, too. Also, La Fin Du Monde from Quebec is a great beer.

webmaster
06-30-2004, 02:13 PM
Something interesting that I recently discovered: alcoholic beverages are a known carcinogen (http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/roc/tenth/profiles/s007alco.pdf) [eph.niehs.nih.gov; .pdf].

Govtcheez
06-30-2004, 02:14 PM
Maybe if you drink a ton, but I've never known of anyone getting serious health problems unless they were an extremely heavy drinker

webmaster
06-30-2004, 02:16 PM
Maybe if you drink a ton, but I've never known of anyone getting seriously health problems unless they were an extremely heavy drinker
I've read articles suggesting consumption in excess of 14 drinks a week will increase the risk of cancer. (Although it does seem to be a very slight risk, and one that affects females more than males.)

Govtcheez
06-30-2004, 02:17 PM
That's fine.

Thantos
06-30-2004, 02:28 PM
Well since my birthday is in July I'll do my part to help American Beer Month. I'm not a big drinker (I'd be streching to get 14 drinks a year). I don't see anything wrong with moderatated drinking. Hell I'm at the point where I can not consume more then two drinks in a setting. I can try to go for a third but I never finish it.

Fordy
06-30-2004, 03:34 PM
Hmm...more of a scotch man, but I like a beer too. I'll try to have a few this weekend as a salute to all you Americans.

Govtcheez
06-30-2004, 04:04 PM
Ah! You mean United States of America Beer Month. :p And here was me looking out for Guatemalan 80 shilling. ;)

Anyway, those aren't beers - this is a beer (http://www.bottledbeer.co.uk/beer.asp?beerid=496). :D
http://www.beeradvocate.com/top_beers.php?id=19

4 of the top 5 beers of that type are American :)

sean
06-30-2004, 05:19 PM
United States of American, that is.

vNvNation
06-30-2004, 09:29 PM
A quote from the great homer jay simpson

"beer, the cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems"

I'd drink to that

exluddite
06-30-2004, 10:15 PM
I guess we should be saluting California common (also known as steam beer) above the other styles. It is, after all, the only "American" beer style.