I have to agree with New Skier on this one! Pabst doesn't qualify as beer!
For anyone who hasn't tried Widow White's Peak ale you're missing out on a good ale! There has been a lot of good beers mentioned here and I'm going to add a few more.
Bar Harbor Brewing - Cadillac Mountain Stout
Belfast Bay Brewing - Hogback Mountain Red Ale
Sheepscot Valley Brewing - Black Diamond Porter
Sunday River Brewing - Sunday River Alt
New Hampshire; Flying Goose Brewing - Ragged Mountain Red Ale
And my favorite; Two Planker Stout (sorry but you can't buy this one
as it is my own home brew)
I am working on some other beers that will have a skiing or ski patrol name!
One other mention is a beer that Long Trail Brewing did I believe in the
mid or late 80s for Killington called Skyeship Epic Brew
edited by: BeastPatroller, Nov 22, 2003 - 03:17 AM[addsig]
BEER: Helping ugly people have sex since 1835 (Slogan on a T-Shirt I saw once).
I have to throw in my vote for Long Trail- I can finally buy it in my area again, and of all the microbrews I've tried, it's the one I drink the most of. Magic Hat's Single Chair Ale is a salute to MRG, and while my friends who are co-op members drink it often, it just doesn't do it for me like LT does. Another Vermont microbrew I enjoy is Trout River IPA.
Over in New Hampshire, I like Tuckerman's Ale- the picture on the label is perhaps the most famous and maybe even the best photo of the ravine ever taken. I used to enjoy the Woodstock Brewery's Red Rack Ale, but I think the recipe has changed because it doesn't taste like it used to.
Just up the road from my "cave" is the Wachusett Brewery- Wachusett Ale was a staple of mine until LT returned to my neck of the woods. They've been pretty consistent, and it's a tasty brew. My surf buddy Howie works there, and he usually has a cooler full of "surfing fuel" when I see him at the beach.
I've been to Squatter's in SLC, and they've got such a good thing going that it's almost too popular. Hard to get seated on a Friday night.
"Red neck, white socks, Blue Ribbon beer" - PBR and all the other "traditional" American beers such as Miller, Bud, etc., are like making love in a canoe. In the interest of decorum I'll refrain from writing the punch line, but I'm sure at least some of you know what I mean.
Everybody is such a big talker. I bet that most people could not tell most beers apart in a "blind taste test." Yeah, everybody can tell Bud from Long Trail, but I'm not so sure about Bud from PBR or Long Trail from Sam Adams. [addsig]
I'll take that challenge too! Not only do I brew my own beer, I also enjoy only the best "craft beer" availible on the market. There are some ales out there that most of you probably couldn't handle! As for the P.B.R. & Bud I'll leave those to you Bondman.
Remember; Life's too short to drink cheap beer!
Yesterday I was idlely leafing thru an old NY Times Magazine and found an article about Pabst's Blue Ribbon. The beer has been on a downhill slope for the last fifty years. Laid off almost everybody, closed all their breweries. It's now made mostly by Miller, using the PBR receipe.
Back in 2000 they noticed an upsurge in Portland. Seems like the bike messagers, a rowdy lot, were swilling it like crazy. The movement spread to biker bars and low irish pubs, the type of places where you expected fights to break out.
Sales have been increasing by 15% a year. It's coming to a bar near you.
Mad Rider mentioned that old Hank Thompson tune, and it's been rolling through my brain for the last two weeks. Think I'll try a six pack soon.
Hclone, waddya mean low Irish bars where fights break out. That certainly is not politically correct. They're not low Irish, they're salt of the earth. And those aren't fights. They're animated, demonstrative debates. I think they're just part of the culture, but I always keep my head down and my mouth shut whenever I think one of those debates might begin.