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Sam Adams Boston Lager Review (4/2/07)

Hello Bigtastey,
Did you get to drink the unfiltered, unpasteurized beer in the cellar?
We used to fill 1.5 litre bottles with this "living" beer home with us. Now you can get this beer in one pub here in Plzen called Parkan or Na Parkane.
Just thinking of it makes my mouth water.

May 02, 2007
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Sam Adams Boston Lager Review (4/2/07)

Hello Jim,

Sorry for my bad english, but I gather that you knew what I meant to say in that I THOUROUGHLY enjoy a good Sammy.
But a Brooklyn IPA would really hit the spot today...

Greetings from Plzen,

Thirsty Dog

May 02, 2007
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Sam Adams Boston Lager Review (4/2/07)

Hello Jim,

Sorry for my bad english, but I gather that you knew what I meant to say in that I THOUROUGHLY

May 02, 2007
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Sam Adams Boston Lager Review (4/2/07)

Hello Mr Dorsch,

Thanks for the informative limk. Would you know of any Austrian or German brands of Vienna Lager which you would recommend?

Apr 07, 2007
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What is squirrel like?

If you need some ideas on side dishes, you may find the following article from this weeks New York Times interesting:
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/04/din...

I had squirrel potpie in Georgia about 15 years ago, and it was not bad. But the cook knew by name which squirrel they were eating. In an effort to fatten them up, they tamed and named them. Maybe by adjusting their feed, you can play with their taste?

Apr 06, 2007
Thirsty Dog in General Topics

Bottled/can beer that tastes the most like draft beer?

Ever wonder what the "Genuine" in Miller Genuine Draft actually means? Or does anyone really even care?

Apr 06, 2007
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Black And Tans... have any favorites ???

Guiness and Champagne is called a Black Velvet.

Apr 06, 2007
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Sam Adams Boston Lager Review (4/2/07)

I don't think that they would be too upset about the pilsner comment. Plzen used to be under German control and was in what was called the Sudatenland, which was the name used in the first half of the 20th century for the regions inhabited mostly by Germans in the border areas of Bohemia, Moravia, and those parts of Silesia associated with Bohemia.
But the Vienna comment might not get as favorable response...What is a Vienna lager anyway?

Apr 06, 2007
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Sam Adams Boston Lager Review (4/2/07)

I must agree with Mr Dorsch. I worked for two years for the Pilsner Urquell brewery in Plzen, but everytime I fly out of JFK, I make it a ritual to have a Samual Adams Boston Lager at one of the airport bars in JFK. It never fails to dissapoint, but it certainly is a different animal than a classic pilsner beer. But in terms of hoppiness, I think that Pilsner Urquell, though not as complex in taste, has more of a hoppy bitterness than the Sammy. Too bad my mom won't send me a keg of Sammy in the mail...

Apr 06, 2007
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What's been more available in US, Corsendonck Brown Ale, or Corsendonck Pale Ale?

Before moving to the Czech Republic, I lived on Long Island, NY, and I can remember a few beer distributors in Nassau County which carried both the Pale and the Brown. And that was 6 years ago. Places like Franks Beer and Soda in Glen Cove, and Glen Cove Beer Distributors, also in Glen Cove.
If you are on Long Island and love Belgian beers, make sure to stop at WATERZOOI in Garden City. If I am not mistaken, they used to have 20 Belgians on tap, and over 100 different bottles. Very, very tasty mussels, too...

Apr 06, 2007
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A weekend in Leeds...Where to go for a pint?

Being from Plzen in the Czech Republic, I consume more than my fair share of lagers. But during a weekend in Leeds, England, where should one go for a delicious ale, stout, or porter?

Feb 17, 2007
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Which Truffle is best?

When faced with a choise of truffles from Italy and Croatia, how does one decide on whixh is best? Simply price? I doubt it...Does anyone know?

Feb 17, 2007
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How Cold Till Heineken Left In The Garage Freezes??

After coming home from shopping, I sometimes pop a few bottles into the freezer to get them cold quicker. This sometimes means that I leave the second bottle in the freezer too long, and when I pop the top, I get beer slushie. But I could have sworn that when I took the bottle out of the freezer, there was no slush...
The change of pressure from the carbonation and popping the cap was enough to make the beer change from a liquid state to slush. So it's a combination of three factors; Temp, alcohol and other soluble material content in the liquid, and the pressure the liquid is under.

Feb 04, 2007
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Bottled Guinness

Just this weekend, I bought a four-pack of bottled Guiness, just for a change of pace. I cannot say that it was bad, but it wasn't close to the draft animal, which is available in one pub I know of here in Plzen. But all in all, still a pretty good product, and very tasty when you make a Black Czech, which is a Black and Tan using Pilsner Urquell...

Jan 29, 2007
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