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    Beer must be served at 2*C

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    ^ lagers i agree.. I kinda like warmer IPA's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by One Pivot View Post
    I kinda like warmer IPA's.
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    My rules...

    1. Beers may be consumed at any hour of the day. No need to wait until a certain time. I had a Stone 16th Anniversary at 8am last Wednesday. I hadn't even finished my morning coffee.

    2. When working in the garage I must have a beer within arms reach.

    3. When grilling I must have a beer in hand.

    4. I can drink your shitty beer, if I so choose, without asking. I will only share my good beer with you if you can appreciate it.

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    I keep my rules simple:

    1) If you bring crap beer to my house, you get to drink the crap beer. Any crap beer that you didn't drink, bring home, I don't want it in my fridge

    2) If I bring beer to your house and all you have is crap beer, don't drink all of my good beer. Leave me enough to enjoy. I will leave any extras for you to enjoy
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    To the OP, luckily, it's a free country and you can have any set of rules you like.

    For me it's simple:

    Beer rules and I've got some in the 'fridge ready to be soaked on at any moment.

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    $ 4.00 for a bomber, I wish. Here in MA, looking at 6-10$ , I usually go with 12 packs at about 12-14 $ per. Also good 4 packs, usually $ 10-12 per. 6 beers in a sitting? Not since college, 1-3 and then switch to whisky, oh wait, never mind.
    The downside to being a hophead, I have converted my wife to one. She won't touch the stouts or porters though.

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    Ok my "Beer Rules"
    These are my rules, you may not agree.

    1. Never drink from metal, it must be glass.
    If I get it in a can or a keg, I have to pour it into a glass. Alway keep a drinking glass in the vehicle.
    2. If it is hoppy, I must pass.
    Hops are a perservative, not a flavor.
    3. Never drink beer made with fruit.
    When I eat fruit, I want the real thing, NOT IN MY BEER!
    4. Homebrew what I like, and make it the best.
    5. Just because it is free, does not make it good.
    If you offer me a beer that I don't like, do not be offended, when I refuse. I know what I like in beer and I do not compromise. Likewise if you do not like what I have, do not expect anything else, I will not be offended.
    6. See rule 1 and 2.

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    Beer can only be consumed when:
    1. I had a fun bike ride.
    2. I had a bad or painful ride.
    3. I had a good day.
    4. I had a bad day.
    5. Anytime between 2pm - 2am but not 2am - 2pm.
    6. Obvious rule that shouldn't be stated but with a designated driver when not in the comfort of my own home.
    7. It's something I like.
    8. Friends with similar taste in beer suggests something or even pays for it, at this point consumption becomes mandatory as long as it doesn't conflict with other rules.

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    East Coast IPAs are not gonna be that good.

    Try something new BEFORE ordering an IPA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by textbookonewk View Post
    4. I can drink your shitty beer, if I so choose, without asking. I will only share my good beer with you if you can appreciate it.
    I second this motion!

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    Great posts tonight! Must be Friday. A number of posters have commented on fruit in beer. I would add "no fruit" to my list, but I do make exceptions for citrus. No berries, no pears, no apricots, etc.
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    Do you think left coast ipa's are better? Bring it on! I'll start with Heady Topper. Vermont pub and brewery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bloodninja View Post
    East Coast IPAs are not gonna be that good.

    Try something new BEFORE ordering an IPA.
    See below.

    Quote Originally Posted by leeboh View Post
    Do you think left coast ipa's are better? Bring it on! I'll start with Heady Topper. Vermont pub and brewery.
    Truth. Or anything from Hill Farmstead, or Double Sunshine from Lawson's. Vermont has been cranking out some damn good beer lately.

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    My only rule:

    You are not allowed to ***** about the type of free beer in your buddy's fridge...feel free to gripe about the temperature though.

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    Why do people feel the need to come into the beer forum to boost their post count with random nonsense..... spanking, really?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Klurejr View Post
    Why do people feel the need to come into the beer forum to boost their post count with random nonsense..... spanking, really?
    He has a link in his sig for a reason - just another spammer.

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    My only rule at home is don't drink any of the good beers unless I know that you do, in fact, like good beer.

    It's usually female friends who only drinks bud light or vodka that will grab a $10+ bottle of beer out of the fridge, take one drink and then put it back when they realize they hate it.

    I don't really enjoy fruity beers but I don't mind citrus.

    If I'm having a few beers with friends, I'll drink "good" beer. If I'm going to be drinking beer after beer all night, then it's cheep beer that isn't heavy. (PBR, High Life, etc) I don't really like the popular bud light/coors light, etc

    I didn't really like beer at all until moving to Colorado around 2004.

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    Oddly enough, I only have one serious rule that I plan to follow until the end of my days: I never get on two wheels after drinking beer. I've ridden bicycles exactly three times after beer. The first was in 1992 - had one beer at the top of Santa Theresa. I hit a rut and wound up with a broken helmet and badly bruised ribs. Second was in 1994 - one beer at the top of Kennedy. Made it down the trail, and while heading down Kennedy Road just as fast as my bike could go I hit a shady corner that was wet and low sided on my right side. I wore through my glove to my palm, and have a nasty scar on my knee to this day. Third time was in 2005 and was a result of nothing more than ZERO judgement.It involved a LOT of beer a beach cruiser and stitches in the emergency room.

    So yeah, it's mainly superstitious, but I ain't going to drink and ride!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluestatevirgin View Post
    ... The rules aren't hard and fast, but guide my decisions. Here are my latest rules:

    1. I believe a person should be able to drink at least a six-pack of any great beer before he/she has had too much. Now, lightweights might be excluded here, but if the alcohol content is so high that I'm tapping out after 3 beers, then I'm not a big fan no matter how good the beer tastes.
    2. With so many great beers available, if the cost of a 22oz bottle is too far north of $4 then you're just wasting money. The six pack price point is somewhere around $8. A cost per ounce rule applies.
    3. Arguing over IPAs is not unlike arguing over politics and religion.
    4. The Europeans may have mastered beer, but we recreated it. Buy American.
    5. Bottled/canned beer has to establish the bench mark by which all beers are compared because only a limited few drinkers can get to said ale house, during said limited release, during said season, when said brewmaster got everything right. If you had some great beer, at some pub that only made one barrel, please don't disparage the $4 bottle of beer you're drinking out of my fridge. .
    I like the rule list.

    Mine is very simple. Beer must be COLD and reasonably inline with my pallet at that moment. I'll drink about any beer, but surely everyone has had that moment where a beer just wasnt exactly what you were shooting for at that moment.

    My social rule of course is "no beers left behind". Waste not want not.

    Not a rule, but a preference: frosty glass. It's just nice. Surely there are some brews that are not served in a chilled glass, that is fine, but for the others, it's a nice touch.

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    Beer Rules

    Beer Rules, is a statement not a question.

    Mine are very few but important.

    1.Only drink the ones that come out of a can, bottle or off the tap.

    2. Be sure to tip the bartender very well. He /she is your friend and probably needs the money more than you do. If you can't afford to tip well, drink at the house it is way cheaper.

    3.For damn sure don't drive drunk. That is why you ride the bike to the pub. Still against the law, but much harder to get caught and you won't hurt anyone but yourself.

    4. Bike repairs are much easier with a pint in hand, and complex things seem much clearer on the pint.

    5. Mind the pint laddie, too much too often is not so good for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thom H View Post
    1.Only drink the ones that come out of a can, bottle or off the tap.
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    Do they come any other way?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtmartino View Post
    Do they come any other way?
    Sometimes they come out of a Growler........
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    Quote Originally Posted by Klurejr View Post
    Sometimes they come out of a Growler........
    Which comes off the tap!

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    Drink what you like. If others are too closed to the flavor profiles out of the usual mass produced light lagers it is your obligation to kindly and respectfully try to open their lives to glory beyond the "light"

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    The only rules I follow is I don't drink crap beer and I won't spend more than 9 bucks on a 6 pack. Too many excellent beers at 9 or less to bother spending that much.

    Oh, and I try not to buy the same beer twice in a row. I like to mix it up a bit!

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    only one rule, don't ride your good bike to the pub

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    My rule is never buy a beer that has too many pictures of hops, has the word "hop" or "hoppy" or "hop bomb" anywhere written on the bottle because I know all it is a super unbalanced hop forward/aft style of the category.

    I love a good IPA and DIPA but prefer some balance to the brew. Anyone can make a super hoppy beer by throwing more hops and hop extract into it. My neighbor even makes a batches in his garage that is equal to if not better than many American IPA's they sell here in the store. It takes skill to make a well balanced version of the style with some good malty character balance.

    And another rule - $12 is my bomber/750 price limit. Once Chimay Blue, La Chouffe and St. Bernardus go over I'll have to readjust.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2melow View Post
    And another rule - $12 is my bomber/750 price limit. Once Chimay Blue, La Chouffe and St. Bernardus go over I'll have to readjust.
    I don't have any price rules, though I probably should......

    What about barrel aged beers? IMO they are worth the extra money because it took extra time and storage for them to be ready. The most expensive Barrel Aged beer I bought this year was 50/50 Eclipse and Bourbon Barrel Aged Speedway Stout from Alesmith, both were about $28.00.
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    If you can read the menu through the beer it's not dark enough.
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    Where are you guys finding your beer for 8-9 bucks a six pack. A cheap sixer of rolling cock is at least 7.59 around here. You'll be lucky to find anything near microbrew status for under 10 bucks. Heck even blue moon, a non-microbrew is 9+

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    Quote Originally Posted by arkon11 View Post
    Where are you guys finding your beer for 8-9 bucks a six pack. A cheap sixer of rolling cock is at least 7.59 around here. You'll be lucky to find anything near microbrew status for under 10 bucks. Heck even blue moon, a non-microbrew is 9+
    Depends upon where you live, I'd imagine. I can get any number of quality six-packs for under $9, but I live in rural Oregon. This includes most Oregon beers sold and marketed in six packs--and many from Washington and California too. Heck, I just bought a sixer of Terminal Gravity's Breakfast Porter for $8.19 in the local version of Whole Foods in Portland, Oregon, so it's not just a rural thing, or a budget store thing either.

    You must live on the East Coast, right?

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    No major rules…to me beer is like a trail take it and see where you end up.

    No fruit beer….just can’t call it beer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by X-FXR View Post
    No fruit beer….just can’t call it beer.
    How do you define fruit beer?

    Have you ever had a high quality sour that is made with fruit? They can be amazing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluestatevirgin View Post
    Depends upon where you live, I'd imagine. I can get any number of quality six-packs for under $9, but I live in rural Oregon. This includes most Oregon beers sold and marketed in six packs--and many from Washington and California too. Heck, I just bought a sixer of Terminal Gravity's Breakfast Porter for $8.19 in the local version of Whole Foods in Portland, Oregon, so it's not just a rural thing, or a budget store thing either.

    You must live on the East Coast, right?
    Often times it has a lot to do with alcohol taxes specific to certain states.

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    1: Cold*
    2: Wet*
    3: Can't have a TV commercial (Exceptions made for Sam Adams)*

    *any of these rules can be bypassed if the beer is free....

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtmartino View Post
    Often times it has a lot to do with alcohol taxes specific to certain states.
    Yup. Here's kind of a cool map of rates by state, for those who like to geek out:

    http://taxfoundation.org/sites/taxfo...beer_large.png

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klurejr View Post
    How do you define fruit beer?

    Have you ever had a high quality sour that is made with fruit? They can be amazing.
    Yes I have tried sours, the last was the dissident from Deschutes, while I can appreciate that it’s a craft brew I can’t call it beer in the true sense. But who cares who defines what as anything….if you like it. Those that like it go for it, no hatn’ cause that style appeals to you. It’s not for me, but I’m not a snob that will cast ya out of the pub just a bit of ribbing….

    Beers that I consumed New Year’s Eve

    The Abyss 2010, Black Butte MMX, Celebrator Dopplebock, Pauliner Salvator, Mammoth Hair of the Bear, Lost Coast Downtown Brown to name a few…..no sours, minimal hops, no fruit and no wheat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by X-FXR View Post
    while I can appreciate that it’s a craft brew I can’t call it beer in the true sense.
    Why not? Fruit is an adjunct like any other found in beer. Your Abyss and Black Butte XX series had adjuncts in them too.

    Nice selections BTW. Ever try any dunkelweizens? If you like doppelbocks, you may appreciate a good dunkel too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtmartino View Post
    Why not? Fruit is an adjunct like any other found in beer. Your Abyss and Black Butte XX series had adjuncts in them too.

    Nice selections BTW. Ever try any dunkelweizens? If you like doppelbocks, you may appreciate a good dunkel too.
    Ya I know that beers I like are altered from the basics of water, barley and yeast.... but the taste isn't for me and not what I personally want in a beer. If I want something fruity overtones it better have an umbrella in it

    I have tried dunkelweizens while not bad just aren't my favorite. The wheat just doesn't appeal to me. Drink a dunkel on occasion as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Klurejr View Post
    I don't have any price rules, though I probably should......

    What about barrel aged beers? IMO they are worth the extra money because it took extra time and storage for them to be ready. The most expensive Barrel Aged beer I bought this year was 50/50 Eclipse and Bourbon Barrel Aged Speedway Stout from Alesmith, both were about $28.00.
    The last 20 dollar bottle I bought was a barrell aged Yeti that was infected. That was last year. Come to think of it ive bought a few bottles of Crooked Stave which were over the $12 mark. See how tough it is??!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluestatevirgin View Post
    Yup. Here's kind of a cool map of rates by state, for those who like to geek out:

    http://taxfoundation.org/sites/taxfo...beer_large.png
    Need to make the 45 minute drive up to Wyoming more often!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guerdonian View Post
    OP, we have verrrrry different viewpoints on this. Though we may still enjoy the same beer, many of the beers I enjoy would break all of your rules. I buy what i want to try, and don't limit myself to rules that prevent me from trying something new.
    Ditto. I have almost exactly the opposite opinion on everything the OP has stated.

    - The best beers are usually high ABV, it's part of what gives them their strength and complexity. 7.5 - 11% is my common range.

    - Feeling that drinking 3 beers or less is a 'waste' is stupid when the idea is to enjoy the beer. Drinking more than 3 beers is nothing more than getting drunk, and has nothing to do with actually appreciating the beer. I like a good buzz too, but a truly great beer experience usually involves nursing a single strong beer over a fair bit of time.

    I hope all the Americans here appreciate how cheap their beer is. In BC, a decent 6-pack of standard fare micro brew is $11-13. Everything in America is cheap as hell, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LostBoyScout View Post
    Ditto. I have almost exactly the opposite opinion on everything the OP has stated.

    - The best beers are usually high ABV, it's part of what gives them their strength and complexity. 7.5 - 11% is my common range.

    - Feeling that drinking 3 beers or less is a 'waste' is stupid when the idea is to enjoy the beer. Drinking more than 3 beers is nothing more than getting drunk, and has nothing to do with actually appreciating the beer. I like a good buzz too, but a truly great beer experience usually involves nursing a single strong beer over a fair bit of time.

    I hope all the Americans here appreciate how cheap their beer is. In BC, a decent 6-pack of standard fare micro brew is $11-13. Everything in America is cheap as hell, though.
    You pay $11-13 for Molson's?

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    my main rule: stop drinking beer when I'm starting to sleep)

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    Always use a clean, room temperature, beer glass. The beer should not be too cold and preferably a craft or home brewed beer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtmartino View Post
    OP, limiting yourself to American session beers is pretty cute. Do you drink them with a sippy cup or a bendy straw?
    Couldn't have said it better myself.

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