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Dec 10 2014 09:39

I'm asking for full-communism, though I'd also like more front teeth.

P.S.
Pitchers of beer sounds very sociable, unlike the habit of certain English matelots, who before going for a leak, dip their johnston into their pint to discourage tea-leaves.

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Dec 10 2014 10:06

I think the idea is that you get a pitcher instead of a round of individual glasses.

Plus beer that fizzy won't go flat tongue

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Dec 10 2014 10:12
Auld-bod wrote:
I'm asking for full-communism, though I'd also like more front teeth.

and a third leg?! ... if Fourier was right ...

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Dec 10 2014 12:30
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Pitchers are awesome.

What can I say, beer drinking is a just a more collective experience in America. A big fuck-off pizza and two pitchers of beer and you and two friends are full and cheery without the hassle of waiting 10 minutes only to carry a handful of pint glasses back to the table.

Also, American beer is, if not the best, certainly the most innovative in the world. Laugh - and I know you will - but I've made many an Englishman eat their words - nay, drink their words - when it comes to US beer.

How large are we talking for pitchers (in metric, fuck your imperialist measurements). There are indeed some amazing American beers. I'd totally renounce communism for a few Russian River kegs a year; no brainer.

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Dec 10 2014 12:36

What's all this American beer/pitcher blah blah blah bullshit?
If you're going to drink beer then it's got to be Tennants Super straight from the beautiful purple tin. End of.

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Dec 10 2014 13:08
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am I allowed to disagree? ...

nope wink

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and isn't American beer an extension of the Bavarian-Bohemian brewing tradition?

In a sense, yes. So America's lagers no doubt represent the best and the worst of you the German tradition - although I'm afraid most of our exports fall into the latter category.

Yet, in another very real sense, no. So, for example, the super hoppy "West Coast" style of IPAs are a distinctly American innovation that's (rightfully) been exported to the rest of the world.

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Dec 10 2014 13:31

My son gave me a bottle of American beer to drink (not Bud or Coors). I forget what it was called but it was quite decent.

Webby wrote:
What's all this American beer/pitcher blah blah blah bullshit?
If you're going to drink beer then it's got to be Tennants Super straight from the beautiful purple tin. End of.

And before anyone mentions drinking in pubs.... park bench, thank you very much.

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Dec 10 2014 13:46
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quite decent

What's the expression, 'damned by faint praise'?

But, it's okay Serge, I understand the jealousy. The deep-seated colonial mentality is difficult to overcome, even in something as seemingly trivial - and yet so clear-cut - as beer. Little steps, my friend, little steps. wink

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Dec 10 2014 14:11
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And before anyone mentions drinking in pubs.... park bench, thank you very much.

Park bench? You fucking bourgeoise bastard! Leaning against the bins around the back of Key Markets(which I think still existed when I last had a drink!)!

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Dec 10 2014 14:12

Webby, you're a classy bleeder. You could have a least sat in a cemetery like us poshos do when we're slumming it.

Chilli, okay, fair's fair... it was... er... better than fair to middling but not quite as good as a pint of Joseph Holts wink Anyway, I'll ask my son what beer it was. Bless him. He's busy at the moment as his American girlfriend has just arrived in Manchester from t' US this morning. He's not seen her for several months and I don't want to disturb the wee mite.

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Dec 10 2014 14:18

Hassled him, wot a bastard dad he's got grin
Anyway, it was Blue Moon, which I am surprised to find is made by the evil Anheuser-Busch empire surprised

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Dec 10 2014 15:29

To be fair, it was bought out by them, so not a A-B creation. Bit sweet for my tastes, but fairly easy to find here in the UK. Next time you come down to London (which I'm assuming you do), we'll finally meet up and I'll buy you a bottle.

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Dec 10 2014 16:46

I’m probably alone in this, but I was hoping the ‘Shaun the Sheep Calendar 2015’, would have some jokes in it. On the bright side, maybe next year the Bakunin Calendar 2016, will have Mikael sitting astride his unicorn delivering some of his best one-liners.

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Dec 10 2014 16:51
Chilli Sauce wrote:
To be fair, it was bought out by them, so not a A-B creation. Bit sweet for my tastes, but fairly easy to find here in the UK. Next time you come down to London (which I'm assuming you do), we'll finally meet up and I'll buy you a bottle.

That's nice. It's a date grin And if you ever find yourself in Lesta, I'll buy you a pint of whatever brew you fancy.

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Dec 10 2014 17:16
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That's nice. It's a date And if you ever find yourself in Lesta, I'll buy you a pint of whatever brew you fancy.

Does this offer extend to me and if so do you know any good hardware stores? A wee dram of meths would go down a treat.

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Dec 10 2014 17:19

Meths? Luxury! Paraffin for you, Webby.

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Dec 10 2014 17:19

d'awwwwww

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Dec 10 2014 17:21

What you having, Soapy. Appears to be my round.

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Dec 10 2014 17:21

Dragonsmilk!

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Dec 10 2014 17:24

Ace. Libcom on the piss!!! Put it there fella... I fuckin love you, I do... burp...

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Dec 10 2014 18:01

I'll only be buying pitchers when it's my round. wink

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Dec 10 2014 18:59
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Chilli Sauce wrote:
Also, American beer is, if not the best, certainly the most innovative in the world. Laugh - and I know you will - but I've made many an Englishman eat their words - nay, drink their words - when it comes to US beer.

am I allowed to disagree?

error has no rights.

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... and isn't American beer an extension of the Bavarian-Bohemian brewing tradition?

the mass produced stuff yes, but there's lots of other. in the last few years there's been lots of PAs and IPAs started, some are delicious.

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Dec 10 2014 21:35

somewhere related:

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Dec 12 2014 00:50

Massive bag of weed please, it's reasonably sustainable and not made by a big corporation.

Failing that I would take genuine social equality or something, but I'd be a tiny bit disappointed.

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Dec 14 2014 00:57

For my boyfriend/roommate to get hired at a job so he can stop being unemployed, it's taking a toll on the both of us. sad And for that job to not be something he hates.

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Dec 24 2014 15:29

I was thinking more like this stuff
http://socialistunity.com/not-lot-peace-much-ill-will-good-seasonal-read-needed/

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Dec 24 2014 16:04

Snowpiercer (if you haven't seen it yet)

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Dec 24 2014 16:39
Entdinglichung wrote:
Chilli Sauce wrote:
Also, American beer is, if not the best, certainly the most innovative in the world. Laugh - and I know you will - but I've made many an Englishman eat their words - nay, drink their words - when it comes to US beer.

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am I allowed to disagree? ... and isn't American beer an extension of the Bavarian-Bohemian brewing tradition?

For Xmas I want youse to stop thinking all American beer is crap. Yes, you Europeans are on the reciving end of yellow fizzy product dumping by US mega-breweries, but that isn't representative of American brewing. Besides, you're the ones drinking it, not us, so don't get so uppity. Bud sales in the US are down about 20% over 5 years.

Entdinglichung: American beer *was* an inheritance from the exile of the German Red '48ers. Since the 1980s you'll find a huge variety of beers in the US, influenced by multiple European beer traditions and new ones created here.

These days US small brewers number in the thousands and as an aggregate outsell Budweiser. New European brewers (Mikkeller, BrewDog, etc) are influenced more by American beers these days.

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Dec 24 2014 18:48

Beer schmeer - in Europe we drink meths, it takes the edge off the glue. And we're still snobby about it.

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Dec 24 2014 20:33

Never sampled beer from the States, though I think Gretchen is very tasty.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpsF_DNc2ws

New year resolution to try a 'bud'.