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Four key beer trends for 2015

The NYC beer scene and national scene are have changed since then. I was a bit too young for Zip City. How was the brewpub?

http://www.nytimes.com/1997/05/07/gar...

about 11 hours ago
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Sauce for Shrimp Ravioli?

make a quick stock with some shrimp shells, reduce it down and add some tomato puree and cream along with salt and pepper (and red pepper if you want a little heat) to taste. finish with basil or parsley.

Mar 04, 2015
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California-Style Pale Ales: Are they All Bone Dry??

Haven't tried the Deshutes so I can't comment but Stone Enjoy By by its very nature is designed to showcase the fresh hop flavors. I would say they deliberately toned down the malt background to focus on the array of hops in the brewing process and the Nelson Dry hopping(I think also Galaxy?).

There's obviously going to be variation in a style. Some IPAs are going to be sweeter than others or the hop varieties are better suited for your palate but when a brewery makes a pale ale, IPA and 2xIPa it probably makes more sense to compare to the given style.

Mar 02, 2015
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California-Style Pale Ales: Are they All Bone Dry??

Hopefully soon. The NYC area beer scene has really stepped up its game in the past couple of years. Other Half, Barrier, Peekskill producing some nice stuff

Mar 01, 2015
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California-Style Pale Ales: Are they All Bone Dry??

Speaking of Dry Irish Stout Brooklyn's seasonal one is out and very good this year.

Mar 01, 2015
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California-Style Pale Ales: Are they All Bone Dry??

"The IPA / PA / APA / Double IPA / Imperal PA labels long ago stopped meaning much to me..."

The terms may bleed into one another but for the relevance of this thread I think they do matter. You compared two IPAs with Dogfish 90 and Dreadnaught which are double iPAS. Doubles can be distinguished because they do have a higher malt bill which results in a sweeter end product. IPAs, especially west coast ones are designed to be pretty dry focusing on piney or citrus hop varieties and or blends.

I prefer The Alesmith to the Sculpin personally. If you want one that compares to the double IPAs you like try the Alesmith Yulesmith.

Mar 01, 2015
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Columbia Student with foodie aspirations

Here are some options near your boyfriend's house that are within short walking distance.

Xian Famous Foods opened recently on 78 between 1st and 2nd. Solid cheap noodle dishes.
Heidi's House on the same block. Nice date spot with good daily specials.
Cascabel Taqueria on 2nd and 81st. Very good tacos for the area and not too expensive. I know you said you don't really drink but they have a good happy hour. The lengua tacos are very good.
There's a Luke's Lobster on 81st.
Indian, Om n 2nd is good for their delivery. $15 special for main, appetizer, rice, naan and raita. They will make it spicy for you if you ask.
Wa Jeal for Szechuan, not the best in the city but the best Chinese in the hood.
Inase for traditional sushi. Sit at the bar and get the sushi deluxe. If you prefer Japanese fish they will oblige and it is all very fresh and very good. Will go slightly over your budget but its worth it.
Boqueria opened up on 2nd recently but I have not been yet

If you go up to Spanish Harlem there are a good number of Mexican places that are good. Chinatown is also 35 minutes on the train. K-town is even closer. Curry Hill also easily accessible.

Feb 23, 2015
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Desperate Budweiser add screams "we are cheap beer"

Doesn't work like that in the US

Feb 22, 2015
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Desperate Budweiser add screams "we are cheap beer"

People who are brand loyal to Budweriser have been drinking it for a long time. It has to do with what was popular when they were young beer drinkers. Younger generations who also could be brand loyal did not start out drinking regular Budweiser as Light or Lite beers are what most people cut their teeth on in the past 30 or so years.

That's as clear as I can put it. This isn't an ageist thing.

Feb 22, 2015
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Desperate Budweiser add screams "we are cheap beer"

When did l say beer taste changes with age?

Feb 21, 2015
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Midwest Stout Blind-Tasting Championship and random stout notes

Not surprising considering you like bigger beers. Kalamazoo is half the abv of the Evil Twin.

Feb 21, 2015
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Desperate Budweiser add screams "we are cheap beer"

I never said "old folks" don't like interesting beer. I was pointing out the differences between the Lite and the Budweiser brand demographics.

Also I in no way inferred that craft beer drinkers are switching to mass
Market lagers. Not sure where you got that from

Feb 21, 2015
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Desperate Budweiser add screams "we are cheap beer"

The only place I have ever seen younger people drinking Budweiser was in London about ten years ago. I worked in bars when I was younger and the only people who ordered regular Bud were the retired day drinkers. At night when the younger crowd came in it was all Lite.

This could be a regional thing as well. If be interested in the average age of a Bud vs Lite drinker.

Feb 21, 2015
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Desperate Budweiser add screams "we are cheap beer"

So because you personally don't drink Budweiser means that age has nothing to do with it?

Feb 20, 2015
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Desperate Budweiser add screams "we are cheap beer"

I very rarely see anyone under the age of 50 drinking regular Budweiser. If I'm ever at a place that has a poor beer selection or an excellent happy hour deal I always choose Bud Lite. I didn't even realize until your post that a Bud regular doesn't even cross my mind as a choice.

Feb 20, 2015
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The best first date spot, especially for foodies: the Sushi Bar. Agree or Disagree?

Tell your mother you can eat sushi with your hands.

Feb 20, 2015
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Chinese New Year 2015 - Year of Goat /Sheep

Did anyone try those uni topped shumai? I am curious about this as I would think the steaming dumplings would cook the urchin.

Feb 20, 2015
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Desperate Budweiser add screams "we are cheap beer"

The myth of LSD

Feb 18, 2015
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Desperate Budweiser add screams "we are cheap beer"

So we are in full agreement as per every post of mine.

Feb 18, 2015
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Oxtail Dishes? preferably organic/natural/etc

I would guess that like tongue, cheeks are not directly connected to the brain or spinal column they would be fine. I could be wrong but I've seem them in stores.

And if beer fed is best I must be delicious.

Feb 18, 2015
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Desperate Budweiser add screams "we are cheap beer"

Can I ask what your angle is here? You seem to not like craft beer drinkers but I could be wrong.

Feb 18, 2015
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Desperate Budweiser add screams "we are cheap beer"

Let me know when you see another ad.

Feb 18, 2015
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Desperate Budweiser add screams "we are cheap beer"

Not entirely

Feb 18, 2015
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Desperate Budweiser add screams "we are cheap beer"

They have purchased smaller craft breweries because they know there is profit to be made and it doesn't compete with their main demographic. They can exist in tandem and if not they hedge

Feb 18, 2015
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Desperate Budweiser add screams "we are cheap beer"

Actually coffee enthusiasts would agree about starbucks.

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/1002...

This campaign is successful because just as there are "outraged" beer enthusiasts there are bud drinkers who can feel good about themselves and what they are drinking. They might even get some newer younger drinkers to embrace the brand over Coors or miller. Plenty of people are happy to stick with the "non fussy". Not all marketing is about the next quarter sales for a company as big as Anheiser Busch. There's long term customer loyalty to be built and identifying with a brand is very much a game of psychology. Brand loyalty is huge. Otherwise why would Pepsi and coke continue to battle.

You won't remember this next year when you're watching brain dead steroided out freaks bash each other's brains in for your viewing pleasure. Are you not entertained?

Feb 18, 2015
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Oxtail Dishes? preferably organic/natural/etc

good price on those cheeks. I always remember skirt steak as expensive but my parents always attributed to the popularity of fajitas in the 1980s. Sucks, I love skirt steak.

As to grass fed beef from most of the reports I've read they back up the health claims. The only conflicting reports I've read seem to be from the beef industry. Common sense would also dictate that animals designed to eat plant matter that is indigestible to most other animals probably evolved specifically to extract the most nutrition from it. Cows graze on a variety of grasses which obviously have an effect on omega 3 content, vitamjns and minerals but the grasses do contain those. Corn is basically starch and not much else. I doubt humans selectively bread cattle in the last 50 years to adapt to properly live off of corn. To me grass finished meat and grass fed dairy tastes better anyway.

Feb 18, 2015
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Desperate Budweiser add screams "we are cheap beer"

Whats a scream? I would say te majority of people who drink craft beer don't care. Seems some people always take everything as an affront to any mild slight or jab. Seems from your arguments though you agree wth the commercials viewpoints of beer people.

Feb 18, 2015
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Desperate Budweiser add screams "we are cheap beer"

If the world spent more time laughing at itself we would all be better off.

Desperate Budweiser add screams "we are cheap beer"

How is being interested in the brewing process pretentious? You can still be a normal person without acting like a dick about your hobby. I know when I am talking to someone whether or not they want to hear my thoughts on hop varieties.

Feb 17, 2015
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Oxtail Dishes? preferably organic/natural/etc

Well it may not exactly be healthy to eat oxtail I would say there is benefit to grass fed beef as per the mayo clinic.

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-co...

Now I just wish it hadn't caught on. Oxtail used to be a cheap cut. As did short ribs.

Feb 17, 2015
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