Open Thread - Friday, October 12, 2018 - Hops Funk Edition

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I've never, ever tasted beer.
- Mike Huckabee -

The net net of the Supreme Court process is denigration of beer? Funk them!

What the funk? Humanity's existence could depend on beer.

I met the love of my life in a college bar. She was a lady and I always treated her with respect. I sure do miss her. She had an affinity for Milk Stout. During the neuromuscular degeneration of ALS, the afflicted lose the ability to swallow months, or even years, before succumbing to the disease. During the time Sue had diminished swallowing capacity, I would wheel her to the brew pub, put a bib on her and feed her a Milk Stout, through a pipette, 5 ml at a time.

Mother's Day, Thing2 and I took Sue out for a Milk Stout. We sat her on the stool between us and ordered three beers. Sue was the bestest beer drinking buddy.

I do not have the beer sociopath gene. There must be a gene, otherwise it's a funkin' excuse, a sign of weakness, and worse.

It's Friday!

Prost!

Have a great weekend!

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QMS's picture

Something's brewing at the supreme ale house. Just ask Kegger Kavanaugh.

Cheers

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@QMS

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than beer . . .

For a few years, many people including myself wondered if such developments could be the seeds of a yearned-for cultural revolution . . .

https://belhistory.weebly.com/laguna-beach.html

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@lotlizard Remember it well. Doubt the new cannabis beer is quite as good.

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@lotlizard

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@NCTim with or without the hops

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@QMS

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I HAVE tasted beer and I love beer - I'm my husband's drinking buddy, too, heh. I'm just a light-weight, Drinks

We're going into winter this weekend. A hurricane off the pacific is bringing a big change to our weather. Rain, possibly snow on Sunday. Highs in the high 30's on Monday. Is the climate changing or something?

Looking forward to baseball and the weekend. Go Dodgers! Go Sox!

Have a beautiful day and weekend, folks! Pleasantry

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"They'll say we're disturbing the peace, but there is no peace. What really bothers them is that we are disturbing the war." Howard Zinn

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@Raggedy Ann Good company is hard to find. Michael sailed through yesterday. This morning is a gorgeous after the storm, clean air, 60 degree, cloudless sky day. I am indulging in our other drinking habit, light on the sugar and heavy on the cream.

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Modern education is little more than toeing the line for the capitalist pigs.

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@The Aspie Corner Nationalism. It is one of the dividing lines. Another version of love it or leave it, support our troops, good bless USA, …

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beer, admittedly mostly stout and ale and still favor Negra Modelo in certain situations and other beers with pizza, though I've evolved into a wino.

Huckabee isn't into denigration per se, he's merely an ultra puritan proudly exulting over his rejection of all pleasures of the flesh. We've had these dimwits for ages, they go hand in hand with the belief that there is some better alternate place hereafter which, not being of this world, requires rejection of the things of this world in favor of that. This is known as betting on the come and is a big time fail.

What we've also had for ages, probably for longer than we've had gods, is booze. Science keeps finding evidence that our most distant ancestors indulged in fermented beverages and even intentionally manufactured same. The dates at which we indulged keep getting pushed back further and further. We probably, all the same, discovered fire first, but booze certainly came before the wheel.

"Sing glorious, victorious,
one keg of beer for the four of us..."

Have a good one.

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@enhydra lutris Locale could influence your wine predilection. I have not had much wine, since Sue's death. We would often share a bottle over dinner. Food another pleasure of the flesh, funkin' Huckabee. He was only the quote. I was going to use the dubious Ben Franklin beer quote.

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@enhydra lutris is a favorite of mine when we go to the Mexican restaurant. Hub and friends usually get the Dos XX dark grande (34 oz), but I prefer the taste of Negra Modelo.

I do not drink much beer, but I prefer a dark beer and usually will order a stout, if available. Here in Brevard, we have three local breweries plus Oscar Blues, the Brevard location being their first brewery outside Colorado. At Oscar Blues, I usually get Old Chubb, their Scotch ale. At Brevard Brewery, I order their dark, Munich Dunkel. My favorite is the Plotthoud Stout at one of our local breweries, Peaks and Creeks.

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@gulfgal98 Black Mocha Stout and Oatmeal Porter are tasty. Foothills Peoples Porter too.

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@NCTim Now I have a hankering for a good porter or stout. Drinks

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@enhydra lutris
evidently an avid glutton, i'm unimpressed by his self-imagined virtue.

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@UntimelyRippd
it is simply a question of how much self-deception they indulge in to go along with their holier than thou rhetoric.

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Beautiful cool morning here. Warming this afternoon so should be a good day to drink a cool one. Have not brewed any beer in years, but used to enjoy being hoppy and malted. Also used to make wine, but that's been long ago too. I have distilled over wine to brandy a time or two as well. Perhaps I'll get back to that again...kinda fun to let nature work for you. Used to use the line - I'm going to grow gourds and make home brew...cause you'll kill a gourd working it (they're shallow rooted and don't like to be weeded/hoed) and the home brew works itself.

Well here's hoping all your roads lead downhill and you can turn up your beer with ease.
FL musician singing weedhead - he played a piece at the FL folk fest at our camp last year about making home brew in prison which I couldn't find - sorry, but here's a good substitute.

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“Until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.”

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@Lookout

Give a man a beer, waste an hour. Teach a man to brew, and waste a lifetime!

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to each his own.

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How was it?

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A truth of the nuclear age/climate change: we can no longer have endless war and survive on this planet. Oh sh*t.

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@divineorder Miles/days on motorcycle. NC to Pacific (Torrance,CA) and back. Great Sand Dunes, Mesa Verde, Grand Canyon, Sequoia, Kings Canyon, Yosemite, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef and Canyonlands. I feel blessed for the opportunity. Stories in some of the OTs since end of July.

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