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Mungeclimber

Trad climber
the crowd MUST BE MOCKED...Mocked I tell you.
Topic Author's Original Post - Dec 8, 2012 - 02:06am PT



Only know of one person that has tried it.

klaus

Big Wall climber
Pacif*#ka Muthaf*#ka
Dec 8, 2012 - 02:08am PT
Way Homo

Salamanizer

Trad climber
The land of Fruits & Nuts!
Dec 8, 2012 - 02:14am PT
Oh that's nasty!

That's like all that apricot, pumpkin, raspberry and other fruity fruitcake beers. Nasty, every one of em'.

What ever happened to beer flavored beer?
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Dec 8, 2012 - 02:26am PT
YER LIGHT !!!

Hatten's beer of choice:

Credit: Barf 'em All
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Dec 8, 2012 - 02:37am PT
Hatten's beer of choice:

Once upon a time you could walk into any bar in western Canada and say "Gimme a High Test", and be served what Jim showed in his picture. Probably wasn't much better or worse than any of the other swill available in Canada then, and not all that much better than the US equivalent.

Thank god times (and beers) have changed.
Captain...or Skully

climber
Dec 8, 2012 - 02:37am PT
What ever happened to beer flavored beer?
Best line ever.
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
the crowd MUST BE MOCKED...Mocked I tell you.
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 8, 2012 - 02:39am PT
Way Light


Rolfr

Social climber
North Vancouver BC
Dec 8, 2012 - 02:48am PT
Best dam Canadian beer "Scandal", even if it is made from 100% organic malts and hops.

http://www.scandalbrewing.ca/beer.html

Too bad it's not available in the US of A, more for us !
Ben Harland

Gym climber
Kenora, ON
Dec 8, 2012 - 02:53am PT
Any thread about Canadian beer needs these pictures.
Credit: Ben Harland
Credit: Ben Harland
matisse

climber
Dec 8, 2012 - 02:56am PT
Hi test. My high school beverage of choice.
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Dec 8, 2012 - 02:58am PT
Hi test. My high school beverage of choice

You are a bad woman.
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Dec 8, 2012 - 03:06am PT
You gotta get that shite really cold and drink it fast. As good as any bad beer. But on the bright side, small local operations like Howe Sound seem to be doing a good job.
matisse

climber
Dec 8, 2012 - 03:07am PT
What can I say? I grew up in the deltoid region
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Dec 8, 2012 - 03:16am PT
I grew up in the deltoid region

Ah... one o' them delta wimmin...
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Dec 8, 2012 - 08:28am PT
The only Canadians that know fuk all about beer speak some, how you say, bastard form of French.

Be damned, Canada!



The rest taste like skunk-ass. Believe me, I know skunk-ass when I taste it.

DMT
this just in

climber
north fork
Dec 8, 2012 - 10:07am PT
Rickard's Red is a great beer.
'Pass the Pitons' Pete

Big Wall climber
like Ontario, Canada, eh?
Dec 8, 2012 - 10:58am PT
Wow, Ben - I haven't seen either of those beers advertised since like Hockey Night in Canada back in the 60's and 70's. I think they are both available, however I don't believe anyone drinks them up here. They may ship them down to the Merricans, however. I have seen obscure Canadian beers on the shelves down in the states, that nobody up here drinks.

I tried the Bud Light lime and it tasted pretty lame, never tried the mojito.

You Merricans pretty much wrote the book on disasterous beer-based coolers. See up here in the Great White North, Mike's Hard Lemonade is a 7% drink, and the label reads "an excellent source of vodka". All the teen girls drink the stuff. Down in the states, however, instead of adding the distillate, they instead brew it like a beer, giving it a beery taste which doesn't work at all in the lemonade.

And all the stuff in the states is made that way! Man, I remember one time in Hawai'i buying some "hard iced tea" expecting it to be similar to the vodka stuff here. It tasted so beer-y it was undrinkable. And I love beer!
Gary

Social climber
Right outside of Delacroix
Dec 8, 2012 - 11:03am PT
Is there anything more pretentious than a beer snob?
Srbphoto

climber
Kennewick wa
Dec 8, 2012 - 11:26am PT
all your questions answered




http://ca.askmen.com/top_10/entertainment_300/301_top_10_list.html
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Dec 8, 2012 - 12:34pm PT
Coors light ice tea, so gross, but worth drinking in the mornings or while working out so u can use the acronym C.L.I.T.
darkmagus

Mountain climber
San Diego, CA
Dec 8, 2012 - 12:36pm PT
I'm a beer geek, not a beer snob, because if you're being snobby about beer, you're definitely doing something wrong.

Dieu du Ciel is a damn fine Canadian brewery, located in Montreal. In the near future they will be brewing a collaboration beer with New Belgium. Look out for that gem!

Someone already said it: Unibroue beers are GOOD. "Fin du Monde" and "La Terrible" are my favorites.

Bud Light lime is of course awful. Anyone ever tried Bud Light Chelada? I see them here in California but will never try one.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 8, 2012 - 12:41pm PT
Wow, I'd totally forgotten about O'Keefe's Extra Bad Stock. I was reduced
to drinking it the winter I had to hit the mattresses up on Mt Washington.
The Chicago wise guys never had a clue. Man, I could totally walk the
streets of Comox with nary a worry!
Brian in SLC

Social climber
Salt Lake City, UT
Dec 8, 2012 - 12:58pm PT


Drank a bunch of Kokanee in high school (Montana)...
Brian in SLC

Social climber
Salt Lake City, UT
Dec 8, 2012 - 01:04pm PT


Great beer...
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Dec 8, 2012 - 02:32pm PT
Loose translation for the rotten piss of a drunken francophone in a bottle with the canoe you guys like is "end of the world"


This was another one of my underage favorites

Credit: RyanD

O'keefe even stepped up their original hi test when I was about 16 or so....

Credit: RyanD

And who could forget

It's dyn-o-mite!
It's dyn-o-mite!
Credit: RyanD

Those were the days. A few of them & toot off the popcan filled with someone's parents chemo & it was off to the races, puberty powered by kryptonite.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Dec 8, 2012 - 03:13pm PT
Dingus is correct.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Dec 8, 2012 - 03:20pm PT
American beer tastes like cat piss !

RyanD

climber
Squamish
Dec 9, 2012 - 04:05am PT
In Comox I have only seen the locals drink this.



True devotion, island style.
True devotion, island style.
Credit: RyanD
Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
I'm James Brown, Bi-atch!
Dec 9, 2012 - 05:47am PT
beer and ireland go together

canada and pot seeds go together

canada and beer is not a match-the board goes back...
Silver

Gym climber
Dec 9, 2012 - 09:45am PT
Kokanee and of course isn't Moosehead from up north?

The only problem with Canadian beer is the fricken price. Sure you got free health care but who the hell can afford to buy enough beer up there to us the health care.

I do love that chiller thing in the liquor store. Out your beer in the cold water spa for a few and its ice cold. I saw that first in squampton. Hmmmm
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Dec 9, 2012 - 11:57am PT
Silver, sad story- the water chillers in the BCL are long gone:-( they were a nice touch & helped offset the costs a bit since in BC only private liquor stores sell coldies (usually $2-5 more for a 6er). I think they've been gone for about 8 or 9 years at least maybe longer?? You are totally right though, our beer is too expensive from all the fun tax added to it. Moosehead- Canada's oldest independent brewery.

Some other nice Canadian beers available these days:


Credit: RyanD

Credit: RyanD

Credit: RyanD

MikeL

climber
SANTA CLARA, CA
Dec 9, 2012 - 12:16pm PT
Two interesting facts:

1. Time after time, taste tests throughout North America prove that beer drinkers cannot pick out their favorite beer among 5-7 other similar beers. (The same holds true for cola soft drinks.)

This suggests that marketing is what distinguishes beers (and colas), not taste.

2. Men have always had a love affair with long-necked bottles. Short necked bottles, although cheaper to produce, store, and ship) are not preferred by men.
darkmagus

Mountain climber
San Diego, CA
Dec 9, 2012 - 12:42pm PT
Those are some interesting facts about the American beer market!

Most folks have grown accustomed to the watered down "pale lager" style here in the US, but is it because we actually liked it that way? Not at all! The over abundance of corn and rice (coupled with relative barley shortages) caused brewers in America to incorporate these non-traditional grains into beer. This gave rise to our modern American macro-brew selection, which still contain large amounts of "adulterants" (corn and rice). So now we say that "we like it that way", but only after having nothing but that for many decades! I think the bar has just been set horribly low for beer in America as a result of this. Needless to say, coors light ain't in accordance with the "ReInheitsgebot"!

And fortunately, we all probably live near some amazing breweries, since there are so many popping up. I'm within two miles of Green Flash, Alesmith, and Ballast Point. So we can definitely take advantage of the "good beer revolution" happening now!
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Dec 9, 2012 - 01:01pm PT
Time after time, taste tests throughout North America prove that beer drinkers cannot pick out their favorite beer among 5-7 other similar beers. (The same holds true for cola soft drinks.)

Speaking as a beer geek, who has very definite tastes and opinions, I have to say...

...you are 100% right.

I can never decide if its hilarious or depressing to listen to people who claim to have extensive beer knowledge say that they can always pick out their favorites.

If you know beer well, you can tell a lot in a blind test. Ditto for wine. But put half a dozen similar beers in front of someone in a blind test, and very few people in the world will be able to identify them, even if they know them all fairly well.

Edit: On the subject of style, things are quite different. The above only applies to a selection of beers (or whatevers) that are all of a similar style.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 9, 2012 - 01:18pm PT
I always know...












when mine is empty!
darkmagus

Mountain climber
San Diego, CA
Dec 9, 2012 - 01:28pm PT
Fun facts about "bad beer":

Rolling rock's brewing process has a little "extra step" to it, whereby dimethyl sulfide (DMS) Is not permitted to evaporate off, causing it to remain in the beer. This is because Rolling Rock's dedicated consumers have come to expect that quality in their beer. Generally it would be considered a mistake to have DMS in a finished beer, as it is known for its generally unpleasant odor. There was a time when Rolling Rock changed the process and allowed DMS to evaporate off, but sales declined thereafter, and so the old process was put back in place to ensure that it had its "classic flavor".
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Dec 9, 2012 - 01:36pm PT
who drinks a beer thoughtfully with the intent of writing a "Spectator" like description?
and after a few, who cares?


that being said, you have to get those first few down before it doesn't matter anymore... a low bar, I know, but a bar nonetheless
Out_of_bounds

climber
BC
Dec 9, 2012 - 11:21pm PT
Crannog Ales out of Sorrento BC make some of the best beer around. Check em out
http://www.crannogales.com/...
Labatts 50 is hard to beat though.
strangeday

Trad climber
Brea ca.
Dec 9, 2012 - 11:37pm PT
Is all beer in Canada crazy expensive? I was just talking to a guy from Calgary recently, and he said that a 12 pack of Budweiser was $20-22 there. I thought he was joking, but the look he gave me when I said it was $8 for the same thing here, made me think he wasn't.
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Dec 10, 2012 - 12:39am PT
No way, Shuswap beers!
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Dec 10, 2012 - 02:17am PT
Loose translation for the rotten piss of a drunken francophone in a bottle with the canoe you guys like is "end of the world"



BZZZZZZZZZZT. You just won the Camels Behind Door Number Three RyanD.

The guys in the canoe are for the beer MAUDITE
More points if you know the myth why the canoe is flying. More points still if you know the building in the background and why it's significant.

http://www.unibroue.com/en/beers/17/

La Fin Du Monde is the one with la belle province in bright hi-lite in the centre of the label.

Sheesh.
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Dec 10, 2012 - 03:12am PT
Tami! Called out- damn your right no canoe on "end of the world" I had it mixed up with that other french piss. What can i say, not a fan of that stuff :-) Haha I did get the translation right at least, hopefully those camels got filters.




The word “Maudite” refers here to the Legend of “Chasse-Galerie” a tribute to the early lumberjacks of Nouvelle-France. The legend tells of eight daring woodsmen who, during winter, yearned to be home for the Holidays. They conjured up the Devil and all of them pledged their soul in return for flying them in their canoe to their village. As they sailed across the moonlit sky, one of them managed to free himself from the pledge by invoking the name of God, which caused the flying canoe to come crashing down to earth.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Dec 10, 2012 - 12:13pm PT
Two Canadian pennies here.

It was Old Fernie Beer in cans that we bought from the package store in Radium Hot Springs to take back to the A-frame tourist lodge in Edgewater after we finished drinking at the National Park Hotel bar. We were not experienced beer drinkers, just pretty drunk from free beers the locals bought us in return for fighting a lame fire out in the damp woods.

I was searching the Googly net and came up with this about the town of Fernie in the Kootenay. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fernie,_British_Columbia

Talk about a hellish fire! You Canadians are tougher than Texas steak when it's done right.

"In the mountains, by the river."

Time for some Glenlivet. Fuch old ferns.
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