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Johannes de Jong
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Hmm I think I need to visit Micheal A.S.A.P.
Johannes de Jong
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Hey Bert are you treating all the reviewers of the Head First Books to The Isle of Jura Experience
John Dunn
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For all the Guinness drinkers, try Boddingtons. It's like a pilsner Guinness. Same frothy thickness, just not so bitter.


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Michael Ernest
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Originally posted by Johannes de Jong:
Hmm I think I need to visit Micheal A.S.A.P.

There's no hurry on my end. Most of the Scotch probably evaporates at a faster rate than I drink it. That's why I have so many.
I was teaching in Chicago one time looking for an Irish pub/grill and came across The Curragh in Schaumburg. I had some Macallan for an appetizer and a Guinness with a traditional boxty for dinner. That order, along with my big block head, short auburn hair and hazel eyes must have qualified me to the staff, as the bartender asked me if I wanted to try something. Excuse me, "wunted to troie sumthin'." And he brought over this small sample of Midleton, about a quarter-ounce. Wow. Amazing.
So I went looking for the stuff and it's not-surprisingly expensive, but surprisingly hard to find. Went looking for their '96 release and couldn't even find a private owner who wanted to give a bottle up. I had liquor merchants in Manhattan scratching their heads, so it looked bad. Finally I settled for the 2000, which I found online.
Comes in a box. Serial number. Certificate of authen-freakin'-ticity. You can register the bottle in your name, for Pete's sake. But it is good, even in California.
Tell you what, JdJ, you make it all the way out here, we'll bring that bottle down and do some damage.
[ April 22, 2004: Message edited by: Michael Ernest ]

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Damien Howard
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Best drink is a Mango Lassi
Best Beer is Keo (It is a Cypriot beer, not very easy to find)
By the way, why is it America can make computers, F-15s and all sorts of other things, but not be able to figure out how to make a good beer?
Michael Ernest
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Oh, it's not all lawnmower lager over here. We make some good beers. What we don't make are very many discriminating beer drinkers.
Try an Anchor Steam, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Fat Tire, maybe even a Samuel Adams -- they're decent enough.
SJ Adnams
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have you tried a caipirinha? (similar style to a mojito, and pretty fun to make)

- 1 lime quartered
- 1 tablespoon of sugar (brown sugar is good)
- 1 shot of cacha´┐Ża (Brazilian sugarcane liquor)
- 1/2 Cup of ice cubes with water
Place the lime and sugar in the bottom of a glass.
Using the handle of a wooden spoon, crush and mash the limes.
Pour the liqueur and ice. Stir well.

This is damn impossible to make. (I think it is supposed to be white sugar)
You need 2 limes probably, mash them up in the sugar, then add crushed ice, then pour on the cachasa. It should taste like 7up (but will be v strong).
If anyone has any tricks on how to make it properly I wanna hear them (or where to get a decent one in London)?
Johannes de Jong
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Love the Irish accent Micheal My wife had an Irish frind way back in Namibia, I loved having her around only to hear her talk.
I found a place over here (The Nertherlands) that sells, Midleton, 149 Euro is way above my budget.
If ever I do get over to the USA. I'll make damm sure I'll pop around and at least have a nip or two from your bottle Micheal. Thanks
Damien Howard
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Originally posted by Michael Ernest:
Oh, it's not all lawnmower lager over here. We make some good beers. What we don't make are very many discriminating beer drinkers.
Try an Anchor Steam, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Fat Tire, maybe even a Samuel Adams -- they're decent enough.

Anchor steam and samuel adams are both not very good. I have not tried the others you mentioned.
I did try a heferweisen(sp?) I enjoyed though.
Jessica Sant
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Originally posted by fred rosenberger:
Woodpecker hard apple cider.
ANY hard cider. Blackthorn is excellent as well.
I was in San Francisco a few years ago, and the bar had a fermented peach cider than made me want to cry (in a good way)!!!

I'm a big fan of Woodchuck Cider, the amber is my favorite. I tried the pear and it was ok. But for a while they had a raspberry cider that was WONDERFUL.


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Mark Fletcher
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Originally posted by Jessica Sant:

I'm a big fan of Woodchuck Cider, the amber is my favorite. I tried the pear and it was ok. But for a while they had a raspberry cider that was WONDERFUL.

Snakebite Black -
Half Pint of Cider
Half Pint of Lager
Shot of Blackcurrent
Mix contents into a pint glass.
Consume.
Fall over.
This drink is banned in some pubs in the UK on accounts of folk getting very drunk very fast and then getting into fights! They get round it by serving the cider and lager in individual glasses and then supplying an empty pint glass.


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SJ Adnams
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ok, since Snakebite Black counts, how about?
Power Shandy.
Half pint of stella (aka 'wife beater')
1 bottle of smirnoff ice
pour both into pint glass & consume
Mickey Mouse
any lager + beer blend (again 50/50)
 
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