The Booze and Waffle Thread, Long Live The Wild Wild West (Read 307 times)


Country Fried

    Yes, the whole stand in line Black Friday release thing is gonna be interesting this year in the age of Covid. I’ll be curious to see how the liquor stores handle this.

    MrFinn


    Prince of Fatness

      Yes, the whole stand in line Black Friday release thing is gonna be interesting this year in the age of Covid. I’ll be curious to see how the liquor stores handle this.

       

      Yeah, I have plans on visiting 2 breweries that are releasing BA brews on that day. Waiting to see what will happen.

      Semi-back-at-it. 

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      rectumdamnnearkilledem

        Not booze-specific (though they do sell alcohol), but my son works for a large grocery/big box retailer that will be closed on Thanksgiving for the first time ever; in large part a response to Covid. I hope this becomes a thing.

        '20 Goals:

        Survive the 'Rona • Cover 4000 miles (3300 on-bike, 700 on-foot) • Duathlon podiums • Keep bustin' ass -1 lung lobe and assorted guts parts • Continue showing Cancer that it's not welcome back. Ever. • Improve power:weight ratio • $1000

         

        Getting the wind knocked out of you is the only way to

        remind your lungs how much they like the taste of air.    

             ~ Sarah Kay

        cinnamon girl


          Just thought I would share my favorite cocktail book: 'The Essential Cocktail Book'  - Megan Krigbaum. I like the glossy pictures and the back story that is provided on each drink.

          ch17


          Sole Mates

            That's so funny - I was just thinking about you yesterday, because I made a work-recovery-drink involving Luxardo Maraschino.** Hope all is well!

             

            **Fill a pint glass with ice, then almost-full of orange soda, then add a big splash of lemon juice, 1 T green Chartreuse and a dash of Maraschino.

            Still runs wrong way down one-way streets.


            an amazing likeness

              Code red...code red...there's a shortage of aluminum cans for beer due to the shift in production from kegs to cans for retail. Many microbreweries have shifted production away from bottles and can only can -- at least in here in northern New England. Gulp.

              Acceptable at a dance, invaluable in a shipwreck.

              rlopez


                Code red...code red...there's a shortage of aluminum cans for beer due to the shift in production from kegs to cans for retail. Many microbreweries have shifted production away from bottles and can only can -- at least in here in northern New England. Gulp.

                 

                This is nationwide and the biggest biff is initially happening at Miller-Coors.

                What is dumb about this is that, in retrospect, this was suuuuuper easy to predict back in March, but it's like it did not occur to those responsible for buying materials (nor those making cans). They will eventually catch up.

                ch17


                Sole Mates

                  I can see heuristically at least a small part of how this could happen. I've without really thinking about it purchased only cans rather than my usual bottles since the pandemic started. Probably because I know I'm going to drink a lot of that beer outdoors, picnicking with my take-out.

                  Still runs wrong way down one-way streets.

                  rlopez


                    Also many, if not most, craft breweries have been all-cans or in the process of converting to mostly cans (bombers being a notable exception) over the past year or two. And I can tell you that in the macro world (think Bud, etc etc etc) cans outsell bottles by a lot. The one style where the opposite is true - Mexican beers. That's still dominated by bottles. 

                    Wondering about German beers... lots of bottles there still, but a surprising number of cans. And product lines where we've started carrying cans vs bottles (Paulaner and Hacker Pschorr are two good examples), the cans immediately outsell the bottles.

                     

                    Fun exception - still a lot of bottling for Oktoberfest. Craft breweries that can stuff put their OF beers in cans, but all the rest are still bottles.

                      back to the questions:

                       

                      Who put the bomp
                      In the bomp bah bomp bah bomp

                      "Famous last words"  ~Bhearn

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                      rectumdamnnearkilledem

                        I can see heuristically at least a small part of how this could happen. I've without really thinking about it purchased only cans rather than my usual bottles since the pandemic started. Probably because I know I'm going to drink a lot of that beer outdoors, picnicking with my take-out.

                         

                        And it's shower beer season (and beers on boats season). Bottles in the shower is never a good plan.

                        '20 Goals:

                        Survive the 'Rona • Cover 4000 miles (3300 on-bike, 700 on-foot) • Duathlon podiums • Keep bustin' ass -1 lung lobe and assorted guts parts • Continue showing Cancer that it's not welcome back. Ever. • Improve power:weight ratio • $1000

                         

                        Getting the wind knocked out of you is the only way to

                        remind your lungs how much they like the taste of air.    

                             ~ Sarah Kay

                        ch17


                        Sole Mates

                          Not to be confused with bathtub gin.

                           

                           

                          And it's shower beer season (and beers on boats season). Bottles in the shower is never a good plan.

                          Still runs wrong way down one-way streets.

                          zoom-zoom


                          rectumdamnnearkilledem

                            Not to be confused with bathtub gin.

                             

                            Ha!

                            '20 Goals:

                            Survive the 'Rona • Cover 4000 miles (3300 on-bike, 700 on-foot) • Duathlon podiums • Keep bustin' ass -1 lung lobe and assorted guts parts • Continue showing Cancer that it's not welcome back. Ever. • Improve power:weight ratio • $1000

                             

                            Getting the wind knocked out of you is the only way to

                            remind your lungs how much they like the taste of air.    

                                 ~ Sarah Kay

                            ch17


                            Sole Mates

                              Apropos of nothing, you all might want to visit here if you're ever in Vienna, AT. They even have a beer vending machine right inside the front door. (Bottles, not cans.) Tried unsuccessfully to post photos of it. The food is awesome, too.

                              Still runs wrong way down one-way streets.


                              Interval Junkie --Nobby

                                Apropos of nothing, you all might want to visit here if you're ever in Vienna, AT.

                                 

                                About a block from that place is a pub called "Centimeter".  You order pizza type things by the Centimeter.  They also have a meter long beer to order in a funny glass.  The food is very good -- not sure about the beer.

                                 

                                Though for my money, I'll eat Käsekrainer all day long (and often did).

                                2016 Goals: Lose the 10lbs I gained for not having goals