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Oct 7th, 2011, 01:08 PM
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Beer

I did enjoy beer in England, although it did take me a couple. I had a beer on the way home at Dullis and noticed a big difference. That one beer made me so full I could hardly walk. In London I never felt that way after a beer. So I have come up with this:

The lower carbonation allows you to have as much beer as you want. I believe there is no limit. You can drink as much as you want. My only regret is that it took me almost 46 years to discover this fact.

I now pour my beer(s) into a glass from about 24 inches above and that seems to do the trick.

"Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy."
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Oct 7th, 2011, 01:09 PM
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Cheers!
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Oct 7th, 2011, 01:46 PM
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Salud-

All beer tastes better in London-even Stella.
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Oct 7th, 2011, 01:51 PM
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Good observation. American mass-marketed light lagers have always been too gassy for my taste. Many of the micro-brewed ales (I guess the preferred term now is "craft-brewed") are better in that regard, and of course taste better as well. But it's hard to beat a hand-pulled bitter, especially when you're enjoying it in a British pub.
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Oct 7th, 2011, 02:54 PM
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Get some Brains SA down your neck. Walking is not an option.



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Oct 7th, 2011, 02:57 PM
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I believe the quote can be attributed to Homer Simpson.
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Oct 7th, 2011, 03:07 PM
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Some Brits I know call American lager, "Fermented Soda Water". I like it, but they have a point.
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Oct 7th, 2011, 05:58 PM
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"It's difficult to overstate the medicinal properties of beer."
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Oct 7th, 2011, 10:04 PM
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>>The lower carbonation allows you to have as much beer as you want. I believe there is no limit. You can drink as much as you want. <<

Sooner or later there will be consequences, though. Just not the same as from excessive carbonation.
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Oct 7th, 2011, 10:58 PM
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The most disgusting feature of many London pubs lately is an ice bucket on the bar filed with bottles of Bud Lite, Millers, and other pee.
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Oct 8th, 2011, 03:14 AM
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In the wine trade there is a theory that fizzy wine makes you happy faster because the CO2 helps drive the booze through the lining of the stomach. I've not experimented with stomach etc but if that is the case then your theory would make sense.

I also do not like cold beer (much below room temperature is too much for me) and while again the wine theory says that cold wine helps reduce the taste (so drink bad wine cold) it is very sensible to sell Budweiser (had it once never again) almost frozen.

Spaarne, was the pee element free or did it cost money?
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Oct 8th, 2011, 09:59 AM
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Drinking American beer is like making love in a canoe.
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Oct 8th, 2011, 11:56 AM
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"Drinking American beer is like making love in a canoe."

I know. American beer is that good.
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Oct 8th, 2011, 12:24 PM
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"I know. American beer is that good."
You obviously don't know the punchline!
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Oct 8th, 2011, 01:34 PM
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"Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." Actually this quote is attributed to Benjamin Franklin.
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Oct 8th, 2011, 02:53 PM
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Everyone knows it is Franklin. AND apparently I don't know the punchline.
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Oct 8th, 2011, 05:51 PM
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I hate to say this, but I drank 7 pints of beer and ran a 10k this morning. Actually I don't hate to say this, I am proud to say this. Peace out!
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Oct 9th, 2011, 12:03 AM
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"AND apparently I don't know the punchline."

Drinking American beer is like making love in a canoe..........
Because it's f*****g close to water! A joke told to me by a American in Rochester Mn.
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Oct 9th, 2011, 01:42 AM
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Beer in the UK is obviously the best in the world and I mean beer or ale, not lager or whatever bud is made from.

Our regional beers here in Lancashire and Yorkshire are many, but I can recommend Moorhouse's "Pride of Pendle" or Timothy Taylors "Landlord" bitter. As bilboburgler says, they're not served too cold, so that you can taste them. Lagers are served cold so that you can't.
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Oct 9th, 2011, 02:14 AM
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It's not just in the north of England that regional beers are popular. All over the country, there are small local breweries offering a variety of styles and flavours to suit all tastes. This is largely a result of changes in legislation concerning the ownership of pubs, and the ability of pub owners to limit the range of beers served. Forty years ago, it seemed that the heavily advertised mass-produced beers brewed by large companies were in the ascendant, but this has not proved to be the case. Most pubs now serve a local brew in addition to the national lagers and other beers.

Pubs have declined in recent years because of changed social habits and more strictly enforced driving laws, and more people now drink at home. Many supermarkets and off-licences (shops selling alcohol) have a good selection of locally produced bottled beers, and visitors to Britain should give them a try.
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