Then in STL, we have Carl’s Drive-in featuring original recipe IBC root beer made in-house. It is also home to 16 barstools serving up the best damned diner burgers in town, if not the entire midwest.
I rarely drink alcohol-about two sips a month of my wife’s wine and I dislike almost all beer. Much more refreshing is Polar diet orange soda (I think I have said this before in this forum), but it seems to be mostly in New England and is made in Worcester, MA.
@QuietDelusionsGood cider is the key. And you don’t know until you tuck into it. I have four bottles of cider in my fridge that taste like wine (blech) and it will never be consumed. Should just toss it or maybe give it to some homeless guy…
@Stumpy91 The most recent beer I brewed was a hazy NE IPA, the first I have attempted. After years of striving to produce nice, clear beers, I was a little skeptical. Gotta say it turned out pretty good!
Yes, those von Trapps (the hills are also alive with the taste of lager).
I’m not much of a beer drinker - pretty much only drink it in the summer after a hot day doing yard work - but I’ve really enjoyed each of their varieties I’ve tried.
My favorite flavor is the Dunkel, which is surprisingly sweet for such a dark beer - it has hints of chocolate and coffee. But, it’s a pretty heavy beer and after yard work, the crisper the better, so their Pilsner is the one I end up drinking most often.
Their seasonal and specialty varieties are kinda hard to find here in MA, aside from their 4 core varieties, I’ve only tried the Weissbier.
yeah, i’ve finally accepted that i don’t like beer and that’s okay. some beers are certainly better than others, and i’ll drink beer at a party if there’s no other alcohol and i don’t want to leave, as well as once in a blue moon (heh) at a pub, although i always switch to whisky and/or water after one.
i’ll take vodka or good tequila in terms of summer booze, or ice water, iced tea, iced green tea latte, boba tea, etc in terms of the non-alcoholic stuff.
I’ll go with anything not called an IPA. If I wanted to drink pure bitterness, I’d just grind up ibuprofen and eat that. At least I’ll be sure not to run a fever and I’ll be keeping the swelling down on any of my current injuries.
We have a local micro-brewery that has some outstanding choices…Highly recommended if you’re ever in the Moorhead, MN area!! IPA’s, Stouts, Sours, and a few others are always in rotation. A lot of their beers are being distributed in the Minneapolis/St Paul metro in “Crowlers” which are a 750 ml can as well.