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Suds for Cyclers?(26 posts)

Suds for Cyclers?Car Magnet
Jul 25, 2001 3:24 PM
I know this really doesn't have anything to do with biking, but at least it will give us another topic to argue about besides Campy vs. Shimano or Golf vs. Cycling. Anyway what kind of suds do you enjoy?
When I have one, it's usually a Heineken or Beck's (the Bud & Bull drinkers can start flaming me now). There's a local microbrew called Blue Ridge Amber Lager that's not to shabby. BTW please don't say Peloton pale ale or Duff.

Waiver: In no way, shape or form does Tri-State Cycler encourage the
advertisement, purchase or consumption of any alcoholic beverage. Especially when your on your bike!!
re: Suds for Cyclers?Live Steam
Jul 25, 2001 3:40 PM
Yes I do like an ice cold Heiny, but there are time when something dark and full is really appreciated. Guiness in a can is great. They put this plastic "golf ball" in it that is loaded with CO2. It puts a nice frothy head on a tall glass just like at the pub.

PS I guess they should take this poll at RAGBRAI. I am told it is essentially bar hopping from town to town on two wheels.
re: Suds for Cyclers?Bike Fool
Jul 25, 2001 3:43 PM
Inconcievable!! I've actually posted to three, three, mind you, threads in a row!
Yes, Heinies and Becks are definitely sip'n beers, but when you are clackity-clackin' on the keyboard while doing some left-over work at home, there's no better than having your good Buddy Weiser share the load. (or ButtWeiper, if you're an MGD man) Many an MS150 pre-ride meal has been augmented by carbo-loading some Buds, not to mention the Saturday night nosh fest! (and you guys thought I was kidding about the keg-bellied beer swilling yada-yada swine, or whatever it was)
ice cold SpatenStarliner
Jul 25, 2001 4:33 PM
very light, clean and crisp - perfect thirst quencher. then on to an IPA or an amber microbrew, of course. if in Napa CA, be sure to visit Billco's pool parlor, where over 50 microbrews and world beers are on tap. Bud drinkers welcome, too.
Yeugling or Penn PilsnerLone Gunman
Jul 25, 2001 4:59 PM
Nice on tap.
Agree with Yuengling...RhodyRider
Jul 26, 2001 6:25 AM
It's America's oldest brewery, since 1829. In beautiful (?!) Pottsville, PA. Crisp & Clean Lager.
Yeugling or Penn PilsnerPeetey
Jul 26, 2001 8:03 AM
I grew up in Pennsylvania but have lived in Colorado for the past 20 years. Every time I get back, I have to buy a case of Yeungling.

BTW, since when did Rolling Rock get to be a "mystique" beer? It used to be our cheap "high school" beer.
Yeugling or Penn PilsnerLone Gunman
Jul 26, 2001 11:05 AM
Rock is huge in Japan and they just signed a founding parnership with the Steelers. No Iron City advertising or other beer inside the stadium, it probably will be sold along with the other big name swill, but Rock is making a foothold at Heinz Field.
I like...Vlad the Impaler
Jul 25, 2001 5:06 PM
a good stout. Guinness is good, Murpheys is better. Breckenridge Brewery's Oatmeal Stout is really good as is Montana Brewing Co.s Black Widow Oatmeal Stout.
Ayinger's Celebrator Doppelbock and Lindeman's Framboise Lambic.boy nigel
Jul 26, 2001 7:47 AM
I describe Celebrator Doppelbock as "liquid treacle." I enjoy really dark, think, sweet-ish ales to bitter or "clean" ones. Doppelbocks are dark German beers with "doppel" or double the alcohol content of "single" or regular beers. They're as smooth as silk, and have intricate flavors.

Lindeman's Framboise Lambic is a Belgian Lambic ale, almost champagne-like in quality. Tiny bubbles, quite sweet, and--in the case of Framboise--VERY full of raspberry flavor and tartness. A beautiful red (as in RED, different from a Killian's Red) color and hugely fruity flavor. Light going down and very refreshing.

'Atta boy, Erik W! Something with character, texture, flavor, and density. Nice calls there, mate. AND, you even spelled "Guinness" correctly, which amply pleases the proofreader in me. (Amazing how many people can't spell it properly. No offense to these fine folk, but there's something about details that's important to me.)

I'm a lover of stouts as well, including Brooklyn Chocolate Stout.

To your health,
re: Suds for Cyclers?ralph wiggum
Jul 25, 2001 5:14 PM
Guinness works for me. Every now and then I like a nice frosty Heineken.
re: Suds for Cyclers?Roy Zipris
Jul 25, 2001 5:55 PM
Yeungling Porter, from America's oldest family-owned brewery.
SNPA NTZinhead
Jul 25, 2001 6:04 PM
Brew Around the Worldmike mcmahon
Jul 25, 2001 6:46 PM
Bohemia, icy cold in a bottle (Mexico)
Pilsner Urquell, on tap (Czech Republic)
Anchor Steam, on tap (Northern California)
Guinness Stout, from any pub with the proper tap (Eire)
Boddington's, from a can (England)
Red Stripe, from the bottle only on really hot days (Jamaica)
In the words of Homer Simpson, ""peloton
Jul 25, 2001 8:40 PM
Heiniken always tastes skunky to me out of the bottle. Gotta get it in a can for better taste. I like Guiness or a good micro like Magic Hat, Harpoon, or Shipyard. For the happy, rare occasion I drink nowadays I'm not wasting my time with Bud. I'm not in college anymore, and I'm not drinking cheap domestic swill out of a big plastic cup anymore either.

Got beer?
Troeg's ESB or Saranac Black & Tanjw25
Jul 26, 2001 5:08 AM
Maybe not the most poseurish of beers, but always available around here, and very easy to drink.
Genny Cream Ale always took my pains awayclub
Jul 26, 2001 5:19 AM
I used to ride 40 miles to meet my road club for a century, then ride 40 miles back thru the PA hills. I remember fondly stopping by a bar near my house to stick a big bottle of Genny in my pocket to help me recover.
That said, all I drink anymore is my homebrew, which is better than any commercial brew, contains no weird additives (most commercial brews use ground fish guts for clarity -- really, you can look it up -- and is brewed with Rocky Mountain spring water. I'd urge anyone who appreciates good beer to look into homebrewing, it's not hard, the brew's better, and it costs about 1/3 the price of buying commercial.
This is a man who knows beermike mcmahon
Jul 26, 2001 8:44 AM
Assuming you're the same "club" who posted some detailed information about beer and beer-making on the VeloNews forum a while back, you know beer and your posts were interesting and informative.
Belgian-style ales.E3
Jul 26, 2001 5:22 AM
I've become partial to Belgian-style ales. These are strong ales flavored with herbs and spices. Good domestically brewed examples are the New Belgium Brewery Trippel and Celis Grand Cru Ale.

I'm not real fond of wheat beers, but the Celis White is very good.

I remember my pre-riding days when I used to guzzle my way through a case of Milwaukee's Beast every week. Ahhhhh!
pete's wicked ale NMHaiku d'état
Jul 26, 2001 5:30 AM
Online chat with Lancenova
Jul 26, 2001 6:36 AM
Nearly 3 years ago when I first got into cycling, Bicycling.Com hosted an online chat with Lance Armstrong after his first TdF victory.

I asked the question "do you drink alcohol?", and to my amazement, he answered! He said that he drinks in moderation, and that his favorite beer is Texas-brewed Shiner Bock. Being the impressionable young cyclist that I was, I picked up a six pack of Shiner, had a few, and could have sworn that my average speed increased soon thereafter....
Good old ShinerLazy
Jul 26, 2001 6:56 AM
Shiner Bock is about the best thing to come out of Texas in quite a while. Yummy.

Other favorites:

If you ever end up in Europe, try a Kilkenny. Boy oh boy, good stuff. Unfortunately, I haven't found anywhere in the US to get it. If any of you know how to obtain some stateside, let me know!!

Leinenkugels (sp?), Fat Tire, Easy Street Wheat, Beamish Stout, and various others.

If you get the chance, definitely try a Kilkenny though.
Suds for Cyclers?GW Rider
Jul 26, 2001 7:25 AM
All time favorite is Fat Tire Ale from New Belgium Brewery, but unfortunately they do not distribute to the east coast, so I have to wait until my Colorado friends come east to bring me some of it.

Yuengling is a close second. They just started distribution to Virginia late last year and before that I had to bring cases of it back from visits with the inlaws in PA. Love that Lager!!!

Heineken is usually skunked but still better than the beers produced by the giants.
re: Suds for Cyclers?Becky
Jul 26, 2001 8:04 AM
Anything from the Spanish Peaks Brewery is well worth the cash...thankfully, they do distribute to the east coast. My personal favorites are the White Ale and their Black Dog Ale.
I second thatVlad the Impaler
Jul 26, 2001 1:43 PM
I lived in Bozeman for a bit and always liked Spanish Peaks beers (their restaurant has good food too). Black Dog Ale is one of my favorites.
Goose Island Honker's Alek mand
Jul 26, 2001 1:25 PM
Looks like alot of other good ones I have yet to try. Great topic.