Beer & lager A-Z

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Re: Beer & lager A-Z

Postby irc » 21 Aug 2011, 10:42pm

For a bike forum the "F" has to be Fat Tire, being drunk on tour in sunny Colorado.


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Re: Beer & lager A-Z

Postby ferrit worrier » 22 Aug 2011, 7:16pm

And from the UK we have


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Re: Beer & lager A-Z

Postby gnvqsos » 22 Aug 2011, 8:18pm

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Re: Beer & lager A-Z

Postby McVouty » 29 Aug 2011, 9:15pm

Well I know Guinness is stout, not beer or lager, but it can't be ignored...

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Re: Beer & lager A-Z

Postby PW » 30 Aug 2011, 1:15pm

Guinness? Not in the same league as something advertised as "Double Cappucino Stout" I came across in a 12 handpump real ale joint last week :wink:
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Re: Beer & lager A-Z

Postby Hypocacculus » 30 Aug 2011, 1:28pm

McVouty wrote:Well I know Guinness is stout, not beer or lager, but it can't be ignored...


eh? Isn't beer a blanket term for a beverage brewed from malted cereal grains that covers lager, stout, mild, bitter or whatever?

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Re: Beer & lager A-Z

Postby PW » 30 Aug 2011, 1:37pm

The blanket term is Ale. Beer is ale flavoured with hops. :D
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Re: Beer & lager A-Z

Postby Hypocacculus » 30 Aug 2011, 2:23pm

PW wrote:The blanket term is Ale. Beer is ale flavoured with hops. :D


Hmm. I've done some looking around and it doesn't seem to be that clear cut. It seems to depend who you believe, what you read and/or where you come from. The definition you give is just one of several possibilities it seems. I've just read one definition that says ale is a kind of beer. :?

Another etymological mess I think.

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Re: Beer & lager A-Z

Postby Mick F » 30 Aug 2011, 2:34pm

I read that Ale and Beer are the same thing, just like many words in "English" because of our Norman vs Anglo Saxon ancestry.

Can't remember which is which .......
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Re: Beer & lager A-Z

Postby pete75 » 30 Aug 2011, 3:43pm

hubgearfreak wrote:an A-Z of beer that doesn't include batemans has fallen at the first (well, second) hurdle


Well it would have done before they changed Treble XB into Double XB :cry:

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Re: Beer & lager A-Z

Postby gnvqsos » 30 Aug 2011, 8:27pm

H is for Harveys of Lewis,Hull Brewery of Kingston,Hartleys of Ulverston ,Holts of Manchester and Higsons of Toxteth and Dingle.

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Re: Beer & lager A-Z

Postby McVouty » 1 Oct 2011, 5:19pm

H for Hurlimann's Starnbrau Lager, which (or so I am assured) is the Millwall fans' drink of choice. In a previous era, when I was a regular at the old Den and the pubs of New Cross, it was Barclay's Imperial Russian Stout. This was chosen not for its taste but because of its high strength to volume ratio which facilitated the necking of impressive numbers of the small bottles at equally impressive speeds - not that I approve (or indeed approved then) of such conduct.

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Re: Beer & lager A-Z

Postby PW » 1 Oct 2011, 11:19pm

Imperial Russian Stout is still around, mainly in 1/3 pint bottles but you can get halves in some brands. There's a beer shop a mile from here which sells it. :wink: I've seen someone get blotto on it. He couldn't even talk, never mind walk, had to be carried home and took 3 days to recover. :roll:
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Re: Beer & lager A-Z

Postby karlt » 2 Oct 2011, 11:14pm

Mick F wrote:I read that Ale and Beer are the same thing, just like many words in "English" because of our Norman vs Anglo Saxon ancestry.

Can't remember which is which .......


Neither. Both are Germanic, and existed in Old English long before the landslide Norman victory in the 1066 general election. Germanic languages have both a "beer" word and an "ale" word but vary in which they use, or what different uses they put the two to. If we'd inherited a word from the Normans, it would be ultimately derived from Latin Cerevisia - hence the Welsh have Cwrw and the Cornish Corev, because they got their words from the Romans. The Modern French "beer" word, biere, is a borrowing from German.

The word "Beer" may derive from Latin Bibere, to drink, or from the proto-Germanic word for Barley, the Old English form of which was "Bere", "Barley" orginally being an adjective derived from it. Ale is from a Germanic root that may signify bitterness, magical concoctions, or quite possibly both ;)

Guinness is beer, just, but it's a bit thin and formulaic for my tastes.

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Re: Beer & lager A-Z

Postby Lawrie9 » 3 Oct 2011, 12:48pm

Anyone tried this? Sorry only got the label.
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