[thechat] Fear and Loathing...

Erika Meyer emeyer at lclark.edu
Fri Sep 7 18:16:42 CDT 2001

>Arrogant Bastard, when it can be had, is the best there is. I prefer it to
>Guinness. Honest. (sure is nice to work 15 minutes from Stone's Brewery) If
>this is what wet socks taste like, count me in.

I should maybe add the qualifier that I've never been a big Guinness 
fan either.  Hard to believe, I know.

I guess it's all a matter of taste.

>In San Francisco, Fiddler's Green has everything you could expect on tap
>(last time I was there, they still had Watney's Red Barrell - hoooboy!)

I have a bias toward drinking brews local to the place I'm hanging 
out... preferably at the brewing establishment itself...

I don't know a whole lot about how it all works, but I have found 
that beer can taste different (by which I mean 'worse') when it's 
served out of town.

I have noticed this with European brews sold in the US, and with US 
brews tapped out-of-town.

I worked a few years at Humboldt Brewery, and it actually took them a 
long time to figure out how to get their own beers consistent, even 
when sold in house.

Consistent is good.  It's nice to get what you expect.

But I'm just blathering on at this point, aren't I.


>Vegas - wee - fizzy yellow - you got that right, Erika.

In Vegas it is appropriate to drink cocktails.  The more outlandish, 
the better.  Pink Cadillacs, rusty nails, long island iced teas, 
singapore slings, white russians, zombies, brave bulls, midori 
margaritas... yeah,  mmmmmmmmmargaritas.

I have a theory that Vegas and LA are actually the same city.  Is 
that true, spinhead?  I've never been to LA, so I'm not certain.


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