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MB_Avro_UK
05-11-2007, 04:24 PM
hi all,

Yesterday I met up with a few friends and we sampled the delights of real Enlish ale (again lol).

What struck me was the names of the various beers e.g. Nelson's Revenge,Bombardier,Spitfire and Lancaster Bomber.

Does anyone know of more?

Other countries name their beer such as 'Stella' or 'Becks'.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v82/MB_Avro/2007-05-10002.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v82/MB_Avro/2007-05-10015.jpg

Best Regards and Cheers!,
MB_Avro.

ploughman
05-11-2007, 04:49 PM
Interesting question. The irony is four pints of Spitfire/Bombardier/Lancaster Bomber and I feel fat and happy, four pints of Stella and I need locking up.

Of course most beers are called things like Old Peculiar, Dribbler's Limp, or Badger's Arse. Only occassionally do you come across a militant sounding ale and by and large all they do is make you grin alot and go to the loo frequently. But, I wonder. Do our American friends and their very nice micro-brewery's tend toward militancy in their beery nomenclature. Is there a bottle of 'Minuteman' 'Kentucky Windage' or a 'Constitution' waiting for me on the other side?

leitmotiv
05-11-2007, 04:50 PM
The English are imbued with the spirit of aggression, God love 'em.

leitmotiv
05-11-2007, 04:52 PM
Ours are called things like "Yak's Butt"---natural sounding. Militancy declined, ho hum boring. I'd like to drink a beer called "Smoothbore" or "Sixteen Inch" or "Thunderbolt."

Warrington_Wolf
05-11-2007, 04:57 PM
Originally posted by MB_Avro_UK:
hi all,

Yesterday I met up with a few friends and we sampled the delights of real Enlish ale (again lol).

What struck me was the names of the various beers e.g. Nelson's Revenge,Bombardier,Spitfire and Lancaster Bomber.

Does anyone know of more?

Other countries name their beer such as 'Stella' or 'Becks'.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v82/MB_Avro/2007-05-10002.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v82/MB_Avro/2007-05-10015.jpg

Best Regards and Cheers!,
MB_Avro.
We used to have a footballer who we called Becks, do I get a cookie for pointing that out? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif.
It's funny that you should mention Stella because even though some British ales have warlike names, Stella goes one better and gives some a warlike attitude.
Seriously, Stella has the same effect as marching powder on some people.
I think that ales like Spitfire and Bombardier have been around before the Wright brothers so their names are nothing to do with WW2.

berg417448
05-11-2007, 05:13 PM
Originally posted by Ploughman:
Interesting question. The irony is four pints of Spitfire/Bombardier/Lancaster Bomber and I feel fat and happy, four pints of Stella and I need locking up.

Of course most beers are called things like Old Peculiar, Dribbler's Limp, or Badger's Arse. Only occassionally do you come across a militant sounding ale and by and large all they do is make you grin alot and go to the loo frequently. But, I wonder. Do our American friends and their very nice micro-brewery's tend toward militancy in their beery nomenclature. Is there a bottle of 'Minuteman' 'Kentucky Windage' or a 'Constitution' waiting for me on the other side?

Not quite what you asked for but Harvest Moon Brewery makes something called Pigs A s s Porter!

Daiichidoku
05-11-2007, 05:45 PM
Quebec beer

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v479/Daiichidoku/maudite.jpg

Daiichidoku
05-11-2007, 05:47 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v479/Daiichidoku/brp276.jpg

Huxley_S
05-11-2007, 05:57 PM
Barman, four pints of Scruttock's Olde Dirigible if you please!

EiZ0N
05-11-2007, 06:47 PM
Originally posted by MB_Avro_UK:

I think that ales like Spitfire and Bombardier have been around before the Wright brothers so their names are nothing to do with WW2.
Spitfire was created in 1990, 50 years after BoB.

R_Target
05-11-2007, 07:32 PM
Originally posted by leitmotiv:
I'd like to drink a beer called "Thunderbolt."

Your wish has been granted. Warbird Beer (http://www.warbirdbrewing.com/warbird_beer/thunderbolt_wheat.htm)

Hoatee
05-12-2007, 05:24 AM
South Africa has 'Castle Lager'. Maybe being an ex-English colony has something to do with that.

zugfuhrer
05-12-2007, 05:40 AM
If you call the lukewarm reddish colored low carbonized, low alcoholic liquid you drink in the pubs of England beer, I suggest you go to Bavaria or Bohemia and taste what the rest of the world call beer. The ingreadiences are the same but the outcome differs.

Perhaps you also call Sake wine and roibos tea.
Cheers.

XyZspineZyX
05-12-2007, 05:44 AM
Originally posted by Ploughman: Do our American friends and their very nice micro-brewery's tend toward militancy in their beery nomenclature. Is there a bottle of 'Minuteman' 'Kentucky Windage' or a 'Constitution' waiting for me on the other side?

Not really

It can be found of course, that odd name..Dead Guy Ale isn;t exactly militant, but you can see that a name can come up that is a bit off the beaten track

But we have things more along the lines of:

Boston Ale
Harpoon IPA (whaling references here)
Anchor Steam
Ed's Original Cave Creek Chili Beer (I'm not making this up, a jalapeno is in the bottle)
Magic hat
Pabst Blue Ribbon
Smutty Nose


...but, just to make the point, you can also get a nice Colt .45

MaxMhz
05-12-2007, 05:50 AM
Stella isn't beer - not even ale; It's a chemical stain remover http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

tomtheyak
05-12-2007, 05:54 AM
Originally posted by zugfuhrer:
If you call the lukewarm reddish colored low carbonized, low alcoholic liquid you drink in the pubs of England beer, I suggest you go to Bavaria or Bohemia and taste what the rest of the world call beer. The ingreadiences are the same but the outcome differs.

Perhaps you also call Sake wine and roibos tea.
Cheers.

OOOOH! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blush.gif

Ladies, choose your handbags! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif

XyZspineZyX
05-12-2007, 06:09 AM
Well I sure as shooting call Scotch a whiskey- because it is

And we all know that "beer" is a generic term for this stuff...be it an ale, stout, lambic, bitter, mild, porter, lager, weiss, pale ale, etc

If sake is a substance made in the manner of wine, then it is a (gasp!) wine, no matter how sophisticated it may seem, if it is made by the same process that is used making wine, then guess what? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

K_Freddie
05-12-2007, 06:13 AM
Originally posted by Hoatee:
South Africa has 'Castle Lager'. Maybe being an ex-English colony has something to do with that.

I think it was named after the Cape Town Castle, which has been there since 1666. This beer used to be OK until early 1990's until SA Breweries (SAB) did something to it. They claim not to, but I'd suddenly get a 'hang-over' head-ache after 3 beers ??, where's with other beers this was unheard of. It definitely had 'chemicals' added to accelerate fermentation to increase production.

The naming of products like this is genreally all part of taking advantage to the indoctrination process (plus re-enforcing it), which says that you're a winner if you buy/drink this. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif

Roblex
05-12-2007, 06:31 AM
http://www.mroscar.co.uk/fun/images/Spitfire/downedsm.png

http://www.mroscar.co.uk/fun/images/Spitfire/no_fokkersm.png

For some reason these ads were deemed offensive and had to be taken down again http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif

Kurfurst__
05-12-2007, 07:08 AM
Different cultural background I guess http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

LA BIERE DU CORSAIRE VOL.ALC: 9,4%
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and of course.... best beer of the World :

DELIRIUM TREMENS VOL.ALC:8,5%
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Altough most of the time they seem to associate beer with nice fat peaceful Trappist brother, busy all day brewing and sipping beer. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Got a bottle of Spitfire here, but honestly it's nothing special apart from the name, Bishop's finger is lightyears ahead and almost compares to this stuff above. Anyway, I've gotto wait for the Adlertag anniversary to give some flavour of taking that bottle down.

ploughman
05-12-2007, 07:30 AM
Spitfire's not so great, I tend to avoid it which isn't hard. Very coarse and 'teaish.' Bombardier's a nice tipple though for a big brewery ale. You'd probably like a go on Old Peculiar Kurf, it's very rich and complex, like a porter, even if it's another big brewery pint.

FluffyDucks2
05-12-2007, 08:13 AM
Originally posted by BBB462cid:
Well I sure as shooting call Scotch a whiskey- because it is

And we all know that "beer" is a generic term for this stuff...be it an ale, stout, lambic, bitter, mild, porter, lager, weiss, pale ale, etc

If sake is a substance made in the manner of wine, then it is a (gasp!) wine, no matter how sophisticated it may seem, if it is made by the same process that is used making wine, then guess what? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

You is WRONG. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

"Scotch" is WHISKY. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif

Only proper Irish Whiskey is allowed to call itself whiskey all the rest is BOGUS hooch aspiring to be WHISKEY. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whiskey

thefruitbat
05-12-2007, 12:03 PM
If u come from where i do, its not bishops finger, its a nuns delight http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Seriously, the bishops finger pub is in canterbury, just near the westgate, and is where the beer originated. It is universally know as the nuns delight to all the locals!

good pub to,

cheers fruitbat

XyZspineZyX
05-12-2007, 12:39 PM
Originally posted by FluffyDucks2:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by BBB462cid:
Well I sure as shooting call Scotch a whiskey- because it is

And we all know that "beer" is a generic term for this stuff...be it an ale, stout, lambic, bitter, mild, porter, lager, weiss, pale ale, etc

If sake is a substance made in the manner of wine, then it is a (gasp!) wine, no matter how sophisticated it may seem, if it is made by the same process that is used making wine, then guess what? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

You is WRONG. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

"Scotch" is WHISKY. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif

Only proper Irish Whiskey is allowed to call itself whiskey all the rest is BOGUS hooch aspiring to be WHISKEY. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whiskey </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Dreamworlds are nice

Warrington_Wolf
05-12-2007, 01:03 PM
Originally posted by EiZ0N:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by MB_Avro_UK:

I think that ales like Spitfire and Bombardier have been around before the Wright brothers so their names are nothing to do with WW2.
Spitfire was created in 1990, 50 years after BoB. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
I stand corrected, I must have been thinking of Bombardier then.
By the way I'm sure that there is an ale called Lancaster Bomber, can anyone confirm this?

John_Wayne_
05-12-2007, 01:13 PM
You know, I've got this annoying mental picture of a certain member entering a Limey pub and ordering a pint of 109. The look on the bartender's face is priceless.

ploughman
05-12-2007, 01:17 PM
"Oooh, loverly pint that mate, goes down real easy."

FluffyDucks2
05-12-2007, 01:23 PM
Lancaster Bomber....I had some of that a while ago, I got it in a pub in Keswick. I wasn't impressed, but then again the pub was a sheet-hole like most of the pubs in Keswick, caught in a 1970s time warp unfortunately. A properly cellared and pulled pint may be much nicer.

MB_Avro_UK
05-12-2007, 02:23 PM
Originally posted by John_Wayne_:
You know, I've got this annoying mental picture of a certain member entering a Limey pub and ordering a pint of 109. The look on the bartender's face is priceless.

http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Best Regards,
MB_Avro.

MB_Avro_UK
05-12-2007, 02:32 PM
Hi all,

'Lancaster Bomber' beer. It exists http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

http://www.thwaitesbeers.co.uk/cask_bomber.htm

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif

Best Regards,
MB_Avro.

WarWolfe_1
05-12-2007, 02:56 PM
Brewed in my Great home State of Texas, and named after the town of Shiner Texas http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

I Love my domestic beer http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a244/WarWolfe/Bock.gif

ultraHun
05-12-2007, 03:17 PM
Originally posted by John_Wayne_:
You know, I've got this annoying mental picture of a certain member entering a Limey pub and ordering a pint of 109. The look on the bartender's face is priceless.

I'd rather take a Wuerger http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

WTE_Googly
05-12-2007, 07:35 PM
Carling Black Label Ad (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWZVDiVvKsg)

And my personal favourite beer advertisment

Tui (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pq0PZl8JNcg)

Esel1964
05-12-2007, 09:03 PM
Originally posted by WarWolfe_1:
Brewed in my Great home State of Texas, and named after the town of Shiner Texas http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

I Love my domestic beer http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a244/WarWolfe/Bock.gif

It's starting to get hot http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif here,so you need to start thinking more along these lines (http://www.shiner.com/beers/beers-kolsch.html),IMO. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

OneMug
05-13-2007, 12:30 AM
There was a mid-western USA regional beer about 20-30 years ago called, um,

"Griesedieck Brothers Beer". I kid you not.
Don't know if it's still around. Wait a minute. I just googled it. Yup! Good on 'em.

http://www.gb-beer.com/gbbeerhistory.html

I never tried one. I was just driving through Missouri. The name, although no doubt perfectly honorable, was somehow off-putting to me. Probably good beer too.

Anyone tried a G...? oh no, that's just too much of a straight line. Oops.

Don't answer. Please!

OneMug (not of GB beer, thanks)
Sorry I brought it up. Crikey, there's another!

badatflyski
05-13-2007, 03:44 AM
funny.... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

english and americans talking about beer... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

it's like a tibetan monk talking with a mongolian horse-keeper about high tech avionics... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

if you want real beers,with taste, consistence,each with it's own "caractère" and a lot of alcohool without having the "brick in stomack effect" ...come to belgium!

pick one from the list...and enjoy the real thing!
http://fr.belgourmet.be/bieres/index.php

Bewolf
05-13-2007, 05:20 AM
Belgium beer is way ahead of any anglo saxon stuff, no doubt. But I prefer to keep to the old Reinheitsgebot, hehe. Nothing beats a good ole "Alt"

http://www.fuechschen.de/images/alt-flasche.jpg

notamuppet
05-13-2007, 07:37 AM
I have had a pint of Typhoon but it wasnt up to much http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

XyZspineZyX
05-13-2007, 08:10 AM
Originally posted by badatflyski:
funny.... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

english and americans talking about beer... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

it's like a tibetan monk talking with a mongolian horse-keeper about high tech avionics... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

if you want real beers,with taste, consistence,each with it's own "caractère" and a lot of alcohool without having the "brick in stomack effect" ...come to belgium!

pick one from the list...and enjoy the real thing!
http://fr.belgourmet.be/bieres/index.php

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif
You have seen one too many mainstream US beer ads, my friend- or- worse yet- actually allowed a Budweiser to pass your lips, and assume that is what "American beer" is.

You seem to think a tibetan monk or a US gourmand cannot experience anything at all outside arm's reach. I have had many a Belgian beverage, sitting in my little colonial town's back room taverns http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

It is very amusing to read how provincial some Europeans expect Americans to be http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif Trust me, none of our maps have vague blobs outside our borders that have the legend 'here there be monsters'. We are from ALL over the world, don't forget, and have a fairly well known world trade history http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif Advertsing may attempt to tell you that bland, yellow water is the epitome of American 'beer', but a nice bottle of Boston Ale or Cream Stout would convince you that there is more to US beer making than you think. In fact, I recommed those two concoctions to you should you ever visit the Boston area, both are made by Samuel Adams brewery. Harpoon brewery is making some very distinct and flavorful, fully characterised beers too, try the Hibernian ale they are making now, a rich full red. if it were not mother's day today, I would be having a Hibernian ale with my steak and eggs at the local, right now

XyZspineZyX
05-13-2007, 08:12 AM
Originally posted by Ploughman:
Spitfire's not so great, I tend to avoid it which isn't hard. Very coarse and 'teaish.' Bombardier's a nice tipple though for a big brewery ale. You'd probably like a go on Old Peculiar Kurf, it's very rich and complex, like a porter, even if it's another big brewery pint.

I can't get past a pint of Bellhaven, myself. The Porters violate my pallete; too many things in a mish-mash to my taste, which might be why I dislike wine and enjoy scotch- my pallete is just not suited to some things

I_KG100_Prien
05-13-2007, 08:28 AM
..but, just to make the point, you can also get a nice Colt .45

Colt .45 and "Nice" don't go well together http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Maybe we could point them in the direction of some "Old English"

Or if there are any wine lovers Thunderbird is great stuff http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

Bud or most anything that comes from the Anheiser Busch brewery is vile pisswater that doesn't deserve the light of day. I too am a big fan of microbrews, more thought and love put into the process rather than emphasis on mass piss production.

I also found that I really like some of the beer from Panama... Balboa is good, "Panama Ale" is okay, and Atlas isn't bad.

XyZspineZyX
05-13-2007, 08:37 AM
Originally posted by I_KG100_Prien:
Maybe we could point them in the direction of some "Old English"


Isn't that furniture polish? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif


Originally posted by I_KG100_Prien:
Or if there are any wine lovers Thunderbird is great stuff http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif


How about Night Train?


Originally posted by I_KG100_Prien:
Bud or most anything that comes from the Anheiser Busch brewery is vile pisswater

Busch salesman: So what do you think of our new beer?

shocked consumer: Put it back in the horse!

csThor
05-13-2007, 08:58 AM
To answer the question from the thread title:

Because they need anything that would make people drink them. It can't be the taste ... as we all know. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

@ Bewolf:

Most (sane) germans would call the stuff they serve in Düsseldorf and Köln (Alt and Kölsch) simply "slimy discharge of an old and rancit goat" http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

Bewolf
05-13-2007, 09:00 AM
Don't you dare putting tonguecancer "Kölsch" into one sentence with ole glory "Alt", you vile Pilsconformist! *shakes fist*

csThor
05-13-2007, 09:12 AM
I, even though a pure Prussian, prefer a decent swig of Weißbier. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Das is nämlich süffiger http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

R_Target
05-13-2007, 09:21 AM
Originally posted by I_KG100_Prien:
Colt .45 and "Nice" don't go well together http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Heh heh. Colt .45 and projectile vomiting are an excellent fit however.

http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/5041/billydeesignxh5.jpg

Monty_Thrud
05-13-2007, 09:33 AM
Mmmmm...beeeer!..on saturday night i had two bottles of Spitfire, a bottle of Bombardier and a bottle of Lancaster Bomber, qwoft to my hearts content, i thoroughly enjoyed them. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/partyhat.gif

WOLFMondo
05-13-2007, 09:59 AM
Originally posted by Kurfurst__:

Got a bottle of Spitfire here, but honestly it's nothing special apart from the name, Bishop's finger is lightyears ahead and almost compares to this stuff above. Anyway, I've gotto wait for the Adlertag anniversary to give some flavour of taking that bottle down.

Try Badger beers if you like the Bishops Finger. Badger is a bit more fruity but allot more refreshing.

Harveys is also pretty good.

x6BL_Brando
05-13-2007, 10:01 AM
When I lived in West Yorkshire, in my twenties, I just used to ask for a pint o' bitter - any of 'em was good. Tetleys, Thwaites, Timothy Taylors - they were all guaranteed to keep you jolly until closing-time and beyond. Back then, the local coppers left you alone as long as you took the hill road home - but busted anyone who tried to use the main road in the valley. Civilised times, before breathalysers and speed-cameras made their appearance.

I recall drinking Triple Trappiste a couple of times - great ale, but also the opening line on my criminal record. 'Disturbing the peace' - but hey, I like to sing! Even at 2 a.m. in the town square, why not? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

B

FluffyDucks2
05-13-2007, 10:06 AM
Must admit I rather like quite a few of the Badger Brewery products, Marstons, Sheperd Neame , and Greene King are nice breweries too http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif I prefer the less strong beers(below 4.5%) as that means you can drink MORE of them http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

I have to say Bud/most US "beer" and 99.99% of lagers are nothing more or less than PISS I truly despise the stuff(and will only drink it if absolutely nothing else is available)...I could NEVER say I WOULDN'T drink any beer http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

DuxCorvan
05-13-2007, 04:33 PM
You 'guiris' never learn... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif
http://www.jamonesdomecq.com/images/jamo1.jpg

MB_Avro_UK
05-13-2007, 05:16 PM
Hi to all International Beer Drinkers http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

This is the Best Beer...The roll rate of an empty glass is fast! And at ground level the Spitfire drinker is the fastest to the bar...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v82/MB_Avro/glass.gif

Salute the Best http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Best Regards,
MB_Avro.

BillyTheKid_22
05-13-2007, 05:34 PM
Originally posted by MB_Avro_UK:
Hi to all International Beer Drinkers http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

This is the Best Beer...The roll rate of an empty glass is fast! And at ground level the Spitfire drinker is the fastest to the bar...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v82/MB_Avro/glass.gif

Salute the Best http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Best Regards,
MB_Avro.



Howdy!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif I wish!! I am sober & AA!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif



http://www.letrappeur.com/chien_444.gif

Bewolf
05-13-2007, 11:52 PM
Originally posted by csThor:
I, even though a pure Prussian, prefer a decent swig of Weißbier. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Das is nämlich süffiger http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

Kindergartenbeer. Comes in different colors, too http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

WTE_Ibis
05-14-2007, 05:53 AM
Australia has a beer for Russian pilots only.

http://www.sillyyak.com.au/beer/

csThor
05-14-2007, 06:13 AM
Originally posted by Bewolf:
Kindergartenbeer. Comes in different colors, too http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

Well better a Kindergartenbeer than "slimy discharge of an old and rancit goat". http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

stathem
05-14-2007, 06:18 AM
Dunno if any German beer has warlike names but I had a couple o'drinks in the "The Red Baron", a bar in Dusseldorf airport a few weeks ago. Does that count?

Incidently if you're ever at Dusseldorf Airport the Lufthansa hobby shop on the top deck has some really good and obscure aviation books(both English language and German), bit pricey thou'.

Bewolf
05-14-2007, 06:20 AM
Originally posted by csThor:

Well better a Kindergartenbeer than "slimy discharge of an old and rancit goat". http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

Sacreligous! First you copy carnival, an old institution to make fun of you guys, and then you dare speak up on beer! Unholy!



Originally posted by stathem:

Dunno if any German beer has warlike names but I had a couple o'drinks in the "The Red Baron", a bar in Dusseldorf airport a few weeks ago. Does that count?

Incidently if you're ever at Dusseldorf Airport the Lufthansa hobby shop on the top deck has some really good and obscure aviation books(both English language and German), bit pricey thou'.

Back when I was still living near Dusseldorf (oh ze conzidenz), they also had some very nifty planes on display on the observation deck. No idea if they are still there, but amongst them were a Ju52 and a Me 163.

frior-one
05-14-2007, 07:07 AM
Your forgetting....
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j237/frior-one/bottle1.jpg

stathem
05-14-2007, 07:12 AM
Originally posted by Bewolf:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">
Originally posted by stathem:

Dunno if any German beer has warlike names but I had a couple o'drinks in the "The Red Baron", a bar in Dusseldorf airport a few weeks ago. Does that count?

Incidently if you're ever at Dusseldorf Airport the Lufthansa hobby shop on the top deck has some really good and obscure aviation books(both English language and German), bit pricey thou'.

Back when I was still living near Dusseldorf (oh ze conzidenz), they also had some very nifty planes on display on the observation deck. No idea if they are still there, but amongst them were a Ju52 and a Me 163. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Ooh that could be annoying, I went up to go on to the Observation deck (having some hours to kill) but it was a few euros to get in and all my euros were company ones. If I'd have known there might have been some old planes up there...

major_setback
05-14-2007, 07:13 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif
http://www.brookston.org/beer/wp-content/blabels/stone-oaked-ab6.jpg

KhalavKhalash
05-14-2007, 10:05 AM
http://www.bierdose.ch/images/fotos_gross/foto_2079.jpg

Very cheap beer, best use is when you're on football away games. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/touche.gif

But I prefer Henninger Kaiser Pilsener and Binding Roemer Pilsener, local breweries from Frankfurt.

ultraHun
05-14-2007, 12:31 PM
quote:
Originally posted by Bewolf:

quote:

Originally posted by stathem:

Dunno if any German beer has warlike names but I had a couple o'drinks in the "The Red Baron", a bar in Dusseldorf airport a few weeks ago. Does that count?

Incidently if you're ever at Dusseldorf Airport the Lufthansa hobby shop on the top deck has some really good and obscure aviation books(both English language and German), bit pricey thou'.


Back when I was still living near Dusseldorf (oh ze conzidenz), they also had some very nifty planes on display on the observation deck. No idea if they are still there, but amongst them were a Ju52 and a Me 163.


Ooh that could be annoying, I went up to go on to the Observation deck (having some hours to kill) but it was a few euros to get in and all my euros were company ones. If I'd have known there might have been some old planes up there...

They have been gone since the early nineties, although I do not know whereto. Best bet for seeing Me-163 and Ju-52 is Deutsches Museum in Muenchen, although their exhibits are not the one from Duesseldorf. If you're interested in jets, then visit Schleissheim, too.

Could the Me-163 in Berlin-Gatow be the one that was in once in Duesseldorf? Anybody?

Warrington_Wolf
05-14-2007, 01:02 PM
Originally posted by frior-one:
Your forgetting....
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j237/frior-one/bottle1.jpg
Cool, is the brewer Welsh or from Runcorn by any chance? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/mockface.gif

ploughman
05-14-2007, 01:19 PM
Cairngorm would probably make the welly wearers Scottish.

Foo.bar
05-14-2007, 01:32 PM
hearing brits talk about beer is like hearing sheeps talk about laying eggs http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

http://www.erdinger.at/images/dunkel.jpg

time for the real stuff. i will pick one.

M_Gunz
05-14-2007, 01:35 PM
Originally posted by MB_Avro_UK:
hi all,

Yesterday I met up with a few friends and we sampled the delights of real Enlish ale (again lol).

What struck me was the names of the various beers e.g. Nelson's Revenge,Bombardier,Spitfire and Lancaster Bomber.

Does anyone know of more?

Other countries name their beer such as 'Stella' or 'Becks'.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v82/MB_Avro/2007-05-10002.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v82/MB_Avro/2007-05-10015.jpg

Best Regards and Cheers!,
MB_Avro.

You should puzzle that one over a couple of pints of Bass Ale and a couple of ******ss Extra.

Bewolf
05-14-2007, 02:15 PM
Originally posted by ultraHun:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">quote:
Originally posted by Bewolf:

quote:

Originally posted by stathem:

Dunno if any German beer has warlike names but I had a couple o'drinks in the "The Red Baron", a bar in Dusseldorf airport a few weeks ago. Does that count?

Incidently if you're ever at Dusseldorf Airport the Lufthansa hobby shop on the top deck has some really good and obscure aviation books(both English language and German), bit pricey thou'.


Back when I was still living near Dusseldorf (oh ze conzidenz), they also had some very nifty planes on display on the observation deck. No idea if they are still there, but amongst them were a Ju52 and a Me 163.


Ooh that could be annoying, I went up to go on to the Observation deck (having some hours to kill) but it was a few euros to get in and all my euros were company ones. If I'd have known there might have been some old planes up there...

They have been gone since the early nineties, although I do not know whereto. Best bet for seeing Me-163 and Ju-52 is Deutsches Museum in Muenchen, although their exhibits are not the one from Duesseldorf. If you're interested in jets, then visit Schleissheim, too.

Could the Me-163 in Berlin-Gatow be the one that was in once in Duesseldorf? Anybody? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Did some reading on the topic, and actually they took the Ju52 and made it flyable again! They even offer roundflights from Mönchengladbach most of the year.

WarWolfe_1
05-14-2007, 02:48 PM
Originally posted by major_setback:
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif
http://www.brookston.org/beer/wp-content/blabels/stone-oaked-ab6.jpg

Heres another cheapie!
http://www.pigseyebeer.com/ horid stuff, only drank it on a bet http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sadeyes.gif

Fox_3
05-15-2007, 07:31 AM
Badgers ok beer now is it? It was vile muck 20-25 years ago, and I haven't touched it since.

Kurfurst__
05-15-2007, 08:25 AM
Celebrating BEER !
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOKbhQbvpPA&mode=related&search=

ploughman
05-15-2007, 08:44 AM
Originally posted by Fox_3:
Badgers ok beer now is it? It was vile muck 20-25 years ago, and I haven't touched it since.

Seem fine to me, have another stab. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Ernst_Rohr
05-15-2007, 09:31 AM
I have been fortunate to sample a wide range of beer in their native environments, and I can say that while the vast number of American beer (Budweiser ect.) are indeed swill, there is still a fair number of regional beers that are quite good.

Not to mention the fact that we are also right next door to Canada and Mexico, and so are selection is actually quite good here. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

I have also had the misfortune of sampling some of the most vile concoctions ever to disgrace the name "beer". http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sadeyes.gif

If for example, you are EVER offered a bottle of Polynesian Maid, go lick roadkill instead, it tastes better.

Red Stripe from Jamacia is right behind it, it is FOUL, particularly when warm.

I cant belive that nobody has mentioned a good wheat beer though, thats outstanding stuff!

BTW, where are the Aussies, those blokes brew up some decent stuff as well (no NOT Fosters!).

In my local liquor store, in addition to all of the American "swill" we have beer from;
Canada (Carlings, Labatt Blue, Moosehead, several others)
Mexico (Corona, Dos Equis, Victoria, Tijuana Morena, Negra Modelo)
Australia (Fosters, Broken Hill, XXXX, Coopers)
UK (Newcastle, Bass, and several more I cant remember)
Germany (more than I can count)
Belgium (tons, including some Trappist ales)
The Netherlands (Amstel, Heineken, Grolsch, and several others)
Italy (Morena, Moretti)
Denmark (Carlsberg, White Elephant)
Spain (Cruszcampo, San Miguel)
Ireland (Guiness, Harp)

and I live in a small city in the middle of Texas. Yeah, us poor Yanks are deprived! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

M_Gunz
05-15-2007, 12:59 PM
See if you can find from Brazil, Tijuca (like Heinekin without the earwax aftertaste) and
from Norway, Ringnes Light.

Remember that how beer is treated affects entirely how it tastes. Beer that has been gotten
cold and then let warm again is foul. Much of what ships in from far off has been at 36k ft
for hours unpressurized and uninsulated. The beer gets chill in air transport. So what
happens then? It might sit out at the airport who knows how long just for red tape and the
convenience of the warehouse or distributor taking the load. And that place often is not
set up to refrigerate large loads. I've gotten great choices at a place in Maryland but the
beer was ruined, I knew that brand. If I'd only ever tried that one 6 then I'd think those
people don't know beer, that's how it is. Every other time it was actually crisp and light
like nothing brewed I had ever had, like a white champagne except beer not wine flavor.
That was the Ringnes btw. Clears the mouth and a slight taste of alcohol is all that remains.
Never seen it again like that but I haven't looked much since learning how beer gets treated.
Local stuff don't get air transported for hours. It never got cold unless it was brewed cold.

Good beer gone bad, a waste anywhere.

FluffyDucks2
05-15-2007, 01:10 PM
Ireland (Guiness, Harp)

and I live in a small city in the middle of Texas. Yeah, us poor Yanks are deprived! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif


Believe me Harp is absolute and utter PISSit really is awful, in fact I would say that given a choice of that tasteless,insipid,gnats piss they call Budweisser or Harp, I would probably prefer the Bud http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sadeyes.gif thats how BAD Harp is, trust me.

MEGILE
05-15-2007, 01:13 PM
Originally posted by Warrington_Wolf:

Cool, is the brewer Welsh or from Runcorn by any chance? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/mockface.gif

hehe I just noticed you are from Warrington?

Sup dude, you are pretty close... too close http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

Ernst_Rohr
05-15-2007, 01:55 PM
Originally posted by FluffyDucks2:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">
Ireland (Guiness, Harp)

and I live in a small city in the middle of Texas. Yeah, us poor Yanks are deprived! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif


Believe me Harp is absolute and utter PISSit really is awful, in fact I would say that given a choice of that tasteless,insipid,gnats piss they call Budweisser or Harp, I would probably prefer the Bud http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sadeyes.gif thats how BAD Harp is, trust me. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I wasnt commenting if it was particularly good beer, just that we had the option! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

And I will take Harp over White Elephant, that is some foul stuff. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Huxley_S
05-15-2007, 02:18 PM
There's nothing like a real, cask conditioned English Ale with its complex aromas and full flavour. In order for it to taste right, it has to be served from the cask, at cellar temperature by means of a hand pump into a pint glass.

Bottled or canned beers simply cannot compete with the delights of real ale http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif