DonRocks

Beer Selection at Giant and Safeway

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Pilsner Urquell = Fermented Skunk Piss

Old Dominion Lager = Club Soda Seasoned With Dried Caterpillar Fur

Bass Ale = Caramel-Colored Rhineroceros Nostril Juice

Sam Adams = 55-Year-Old Malted Milk Ball Shat Out Of Godzilla's Ass

Corona = Watered-Down Drippings of Infected Chihuahua Penis

Heineken = Diluted Pilsner Urquell Mixed With Giraffe Spit

Yuengling = Semi-Clear Liquid Extracted From Yak Colon During Stressful Bout Of Diarrhea

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Corona = Watered-Down Drippings of Infected Chihuahua Penis

Yo Quiero Taco Bell. :lol: I think you are passing judgement on the Chihuahua.

I strongly believe that there is a dog breed to go with every beer label.

Thanks for not beating down Amstel Light and Michelob Ultra because we're all fat.

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Pilsner Urquell = Fermented Skunk Piss

Old Dominion Lager = Club Soda Seasoned With Dried Caterpillar Fur

Bass Ale = Caramel-Colored Rhineroceros Nostril Juice

Sam Adams = 55-Year-Old Malted Milk Ball Shat Out Of Godzilla's Ass

Corona = Watered-Down Drippings of Infected Chihuahua Penis

Heineken = Diluted Pilsner Urquell Mixed With Giraffe Spit

Yuengling = Semi-Clear Liquid Extracted From Yak Colon During Stressful Bout Of Diarrhea

Our biggest sellers are (in no particular order):

Heineken

Amstel Light

Sam Adams

Sam Adams Light

Michelob

Michelob Light

Budweiser

Bud Light

Miller Genuine Draft

Miller Lite

Corona

Corona Light

Yuengling Lager

Rolling Rock

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale

Dominion Lager

Becks

St. Pauli Girl

Red Hook

Pilsner Urquell

I personally try to sell a good bit of Mendocino Brewing Company products (Red Tail Ale, Blue Heron Ale, etc..) Dogfish Head, and the seasonal beers that we have.

Edited by Joe Riley

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Our biggest sellers are (in no particular order):

Heineken

Amstel Light

Sam Adams

Sam Adams Light

Michelob

Michelob Light

Budweiser

Bud Light

Miller Genuine Draft

Miller Lite

Corona

Corona Light

Yuengling Lager

Rolling Rock

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale

Dominion Lager

Becks

St. Pauli Girl

Red Hook

Pilsner Urquell

There is a serious Starbucks-like residual effect going on with a lot of these beers: people are still deluding themselves and clinging to the ever-so-faint memory of them once being decent.

"Yuengling isn't that bad."

"Sierra Nevada is still pretty good."

"Dominion Lager is solid local beer."

"Sam Adams is still craft brewed."

Bzzt. Wrong! They ALL suck! Every single last bloody suck-assed one of them. Twenty years ago, Pilsner Urquell and Sierra Nevada were great. Sam Adams and Dominion Lager were still good ten years ago. Now they're not much better than Michelob, any more than Vie de France is better than shithole Taco Bell.

Note in particular to Old Dominion Brewing Company: you ought to be ashamed of yourselves.

Cheers,

Rocks.

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I still like Pilsner Urquell.

The real problem lies in buying it where it hasn't been sitting on the shelf for months.

Can't really argue with the other ones -- most of them weren't any good to start with.

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I still like Pilsner Urquell.

Afraid my misguided countrymen at SAB have already done quite a bit to poison that well. Despite vowing they wouldn't shift production out of Pilsen, they now have (to Poland, then Russia) and I'd swear they're screwing with the recipe, too.

Happily Czechvar (aka Budvar) still tastes like it's supposed to. Unhappily, its distribution stinks.

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Afraid my misguided countrymen at SAB have already done quite a bit to poison that well. Despite vowing they wouldn't shift production out of Pilsen, they now have (to Poland, then Russia) and I'd swear they're screwing with the recipe, too.

Happily Czechvar (aka Budvar) still tastes like it's supposed to. Unhappily, its distribution stinks.

I didn't even know that SAB had bought PU. Maybe they'll start making it at Miller plants in the US. :lol:

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Rocks, I think you are full of shit. Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, to my mind, is one of the best large volume beers out there. When you need some beers to drink while eating nachos and watching a football game, it ain't bad.

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Rocks, I think you are full of shit.  Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, to my mind, is one of the best large volume beers out there.  When you need some beers to drink while eating nachos and watching a football game, it ain't bad.

While he may still be full of shit... It has been a while since I have had a Bass Ale. Has it gotten that bad?

Lately I have been sticking to the Dogfish offerings.

eta: I have to read more carefully.

Edited by mdt

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"Sierra Nevada is still pretty good."

"Dominion Lager is solid local beer."

"Sam Adams is still craft brewed."

Bzzt.  Wrong!  They ALL suck!  Every single last bloody suck-assed one of them.  Twenty years ago, Pilsner Urquell and Sierra Nevada were great. 

Cheers,

Rocks.

Nope, I think Don is saying Sierra Nevada sucks. I haven't had on in years. I havne't had an Anchor Steam either except on tap at Swann's Oyster Bar in SF, and it was outstanding still. However, I won't vouch for my critical thinking under those particular circumstances.

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I find Dogfish Head beers to be, on the whole, unbalanced. Many of them are too sweet as well.

Dominion's beers are pedestrian, sure, but Tuppers ale on the engine, decent pub food, nice people, and wi-fi still make it a common stop for me.

Sierra is metallic, which suggests to me that in the current environment of small-batch hop monster beers, Sierra is getting culled hops.

Of the normal (read, available in 12oz bottles) beer out there, I'm a big fan of Allagash white, North Coast Scrimshaw pils, Ipswich ale (New England only), Deschutes Bachelor ESB (PNW only), the newer bottled Guinness (which hits the spot despite being macro), and....

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on a hot, hot, hot summer day, so hot your golf cart momentum provides no cooling, so hot you could fry an egg on Yul Brynner, and only when you're not making putts and you can't figure out whether your next drive will be a chattering hook or just a yucky hook....

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Michelob Light. Not Ultra, not regular. It's actually kinda hoppy.

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Nope, I think Don is saying Sierra Nevada sucks.  I haven't had on in years.  I havne't had an Anchor Steam either except on tap at Swann's Oyster Bar in SF, and it was outstanding still.  However, I won't vouch for my critical thinking under those particular circumstances.

It does suck, but it may be the least-worst beer on Joe's list (I can't remember having a Red Hook in quite awhile, so I can't say for sure). Anchor Steam is another beer that was great twenty years ago but is now just awful.

I don't mean to be such a grump, but when places like Clipper City are turning out such a wonderful product, it's hard to give these other places - long since living off their past reputations - a free pass.

Cheers,

Rocks

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I enjoy Amstel Light sometimes when I'm thirsty, Miller High Life at Firefly, Duffs at Moe's Tavern, the residual sugar at the bottome of my bad bad bad coffee cup from Starbucks. I'm a big phoney. I do not like McDonald's, though.

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I find Dogfish Head beers to be, on the whole, unbalanced.  Many of them are too sweet as well.
I had my first Dogfish last week. I had a mixed 6-pack of 60 minute IPA and the Shelter Pale Ale. I found them both to be incredibly good and those six bottle were not unbalanced. If it were easier to find I would drink it more often, but since I am usually picking up beer at Safeway (especially when my wife is paying), I have to choose what is on the shelf. For me it is usually a choice between Pacifico, Harp, and Red Stripe.

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It does suck, but it may be the least-worst beer on Joe's list (I can't remember having a Red Hook in quite awhile, so I can't say for sure).

I'll take a Sierra over a Red Hook any day.

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I'll take a Sierra over a Red Hook any day.

I find both Sierra Nevada Pale Ale and Redhook ESB to be quite drinkable. Given that the places you usually find these beers are in a vast sea of Miller and A-B products, they are a welcome find.

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This thread has me thinking of the Beer Cooler Dance, or BCD.

It's what is happening when you see a guy shuffling back and forth in front of a beer cooler, occassionally picking up some brew and then putting it back down. This dance is caused by the following situation -- for whatever reason you are not near a reputable provider of fermented barley and hops and so stop in the one place you can see with a beer sign in the window. Amidst the BudLight, Bud, MGD, High Life, Natural Light, and Keystone there are 4-6 packs of Sierra/Sam Adams. As case after case of Bud cans flies off the shelves it becomes apparent that those 4 lonely six packs have been there for some time.

Now the introduction of dating on some beers have cut down on incidences of the BCD, but as there are some brands with missing/incoherent dating systems, the dance still exists.

How old exactly are those beers? Can't be too old. So pick up a sixer and start heading toward the register. Noticing the amount of dust on it, return it to the cooler and start looking around.

Well, maybe it's not THAT old. Glance furtively at the 4 lonely sixers and slowly shuffle over and pick a different one up. Hold while gazing over other selections once again.

This usually goes on for 3-5 minutes. To the victim it seems an eternity.

The inevitable result is that the victim buys the desired beer despite its dubious age, only to be forced to dump the sixer after the first sip and renew their quest.

Edited by JPW

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This thread has me thinking of the Beer Cooler Dance, or BCD.

It's what is happening when you see a guy shuffling back and forth in front of a beer cooler, occassionally picking up some brew and then putting it back down. This dance is caused by the following situation -- for whatever reason you are not near a reputable provider of fermented barley and hops and so stop in the one place you can see with a beer sign in the window. Amidst the BudLight, Bud, MGD, High Life, Natural Light, and Keystone there are 4-6 packs of Sierra/Sam Adams. As case after case of Bud cans flies off the shelves it becomes apparent that those 4 lonely six packs have been there for some time.

Now the introduction of dating on some beers have cut down on incidences of the BCD, but as there are some brands with missing/incoherent dating systems, the dance still exists.

How old exactly are those beers? Can't be too old. So pick up a sixer and start heading toward the register. Noticing the amount of dust on it, return it to the cooler and start looking around.

Well, maybe it's not THAT old. Glance furtively at the 4 lonely sixers and slowly shuffle over and pick a different one up. Hold while gazing over other selections once again.

This usually goes on for 3-5 minutes. To the victim it seems an eternity.

The inevitable result is that the victim buys the desired beer despite it's dubious age, only to be forced to dump the sixer after the first sip and renew their quest.

There was an interesting article in the Weekend Section of the Wall Street Journal recently that showed how to decode the date stamp on about 2 dozen brands of mass produced beer. An interesting read, but since each brand does something different, you'd have to take that primer with you each time you go beer shopping.

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Now the introduction of dating on some beers have cut down on incidences of the BCD, but as there are some brands with missing/incoherent dating systems, the dance still exists.

How old exactly are those beers? Can't be too old. So pick up a sixer and start heading toward the register. Noticing the amount of dust on it, return it to the cooler and start looking around.

That reminds me, last month the WSJ had an awesome piece with graphics that helped to crack the code of sell by dates on beer (they are all a little different). Of course, you cannot read the WSJ online, but I found this link to the graphic for your enjoyment. Pretty, right?

PS: I never read. Sorry Crescent Fresh, great minds do drink/think alike...

Edited by Meaghan

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When I was growing up, we referred to America's favorite beer as "Budvasser"-- in Yiddish, it means "bathwater."  :lol:

Zora, I'm going to shamelessly steal that - thanks! :huh:

Note in particular to Old Dominion Brewing Company:  you ought to be ashamed of yourselves.

You want Jerry Bailey's phone number? I'm here to serve :)

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