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It's official, I've switched from Foster's to Smithwick's, which is a Guinness beer.


Smithwick's is one my favorites too!!!!


I like rich, strong, red, beers, but not too strong (like Guinness itself). Smithwick's and Foster's may not be red beers, but they're close to the same quality of a typical red beer.

The odd part is, I've been drinking Foster's for decades now and finally found something better (here in the American market anyway). But at times, Foster's can be kind of skunky - I don't know why unless it's old or abused in shipping at times. But Smithwick's is always good - at least so far.

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I rediscovered reds earlier this week: BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse opened in Redmond and they have a very decent red. I will make them one of my regular places.

I too like strong beers. I prefer the dark beers to the reds myself. My favorite is Guinness Draught. I like it better than the extra stout. I have been drinking Smithwick's for years and it never disappoints!!! I used to be able to find Beamish stout but haven't seen it here in the Midwest for a long time.
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It's official, I've switched from Foster's to Smithwick's, which is a Guinness beer.


Smithwick's is one my favorites too!!!!


I like rich, strong, red, beers, but not too strong (like Guinness itself). Smithwick's and Foster's may not be red beers, but they're close to the same quality of a typical red beer.

The odd part is, I've been drinking Foster's for decades now and finally found something better (here in the American market anyway). But at times, Foster's can be kind of skunky - I don't know why unless it's old or abused in shipping at times. But Smithwick's is always good - at least so far.

(Edit for bad English...)


I too like strong beers. I prefer the dark beers to the reds myself. My favorite is Guinness Draught. I like it better than the extra stout. I have been drinking Smithwick's for years and it never disappoints!!! I used to be able to find Beamish stout but haven't seen it here in the Midwest for a long time.


I was lucky enough to take a trip to Dublin, Ireland once and I tried the Guinness Draught there. It was terrific. They'd make cool designs in the foam (or head) and make you wait to drink it. (No, you can't drink it right after they pour it! You have to wait 2-3 minutes.). But somehow it's not as good out of the bottle here (to me). Now, I don't always stay in Ireland, but when I do, I drink Guinness Draught.



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I found that I can buy Chimay's Red Cap beer at my local liquor store! It's terrific, but pricey. The bottle even had a cork in it and it has 7% alcohol, like most wine, too! Maybe I'll buy it on special occasions.



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I found that I can buy Chimay's Red Cap beer at my local liquor store! It's terrific, but pricey. The bottle even had a cork in it and it has 7% alcohol, like most wine, too! Maybe I'll buy it on special occasions.


7% alcohol like most wine??? What sort of wine have you been drinking? Wines from grapes mostly have between 11% and 15% alcohol, although in Germany I've seen the odd white as low as 9% (those are definitely unusual). There are some low alcohol pear and apple wines that are around 8 or 9%, but they too are rare; most pear and apple wine is in in the 11% to 14% range.

Of course barely wines range from about 7% to about 15%, maybe that's the kind of wine you meant?


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You're right Tom, for some reason I mis-remembered that wine is about 7% alcohol. But it is usually a good bit more, as you say. Even so, 7% is on the higher end for beer.

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I found that I can buy Chimay's Red Cap beer at my local liquor store! It's terrific, but pricey. The bottle even had a cork in it and it has 7% alcohol, like most wine, too! Maybe I'll buy it on special occasions.


7% alcohol like most wine??? What sort of wine have you been drinking? Wines from grapes mostly have between 11% and 15% alcohol, although in Germany I've seen the odd white as low as 9% (those are definitely unusual). There are some low alcohol pear and apple wines that are around 8 or 9%, but they too are rare; most pear and apple wine is in in the 11% to 14% range.

Of course barely wines range from about 7% to about 15%, maybe that's the kind of wine you meant?

There are those soccer mom wines like Arbor Mist, etc. which are typically white zinfandel blended with fruit juice and carbonated water. Myself, I'll drink a bottled Sangria imported from Spain on occasion.
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For any threadizens in the Seattle area:

There will be the Brewers festival at Marymoor this coming weekend.

Anyone coming?

http://www.washingtonbeer.com/wa-brewers-fest/
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This thread has been dormant for a while. Has anyone tried the Knotty Brunette at Twin Peaks? A good dark beer along the lines of Newcastle Nut Brown. And great "sights" to see while you're enjoying it! I just moved to Scottsdale and a local joint called Hopdoddy has locally brewed beers, including a nice black ale. I flew back to Kansas City a couple of weeks ago and sampled the latest Sam Adams Seasonal, which was a nice cream ale with good, rich taste.
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Our local brewery (Beartown) is producing more variety than it used to, the number of different beers in its range is quite a bit bigger than it was a few years back. Some of them are very good. It's putting its beer into a lot more territory too - I've drunk its beers in pubs in Edinburgh (250 road miles away) and London (180 miles) in the last year or two, and was surprised because I always remembered it as restricting sales to close to here (maybe 20 miles radius). It's good social beer (not falling down juice) - a bunch of us computer types (software engineers and developers and sysadmins and whatever) regularly drink the stuff for a two and a half hour social session (two to five pints per head, depending on the individual heads) and still talk intelligibly on technical computer topics and recreational maths puzzles at the end. Not sure whether anyone one will see it in all the distant places of people who populate (or don't, given the message rate) this topic, but in case you do I recommend trying Beartown's Bearskinful and Bearass (both English style bitters) and Kodiak Gold (a good non-gassy and non-fizzy yellow ale, presumably technically a lager but it can't be an English lager because all English lager is gassy c**p).

This topic is very quiet, as the last poster pointed out. It's 7 months since he did so, and that was 8 months after the previous post. I guess DBAs don't have much to say about beer, perhaps instead of talking about it they drink it. (I'm not a DBA, but even I drink a beer now and again.)

Warning: what follows is definitely off topic (and is at least partly due to the topic).

"Beartown" above is not a typo for "Beertown". When I first came here "Beertown" might have been an appropriate name for the place, but since then more than half the pubs have gone out of business so it wouldn't be appropriate today. The town is known (unofficially) as "Beartown" because the people in neighbouring villages called it that to tease the inhabitants about their excessive demands for a bear - - at some point back in the 17th (or maybe the 16th) century, when books were very expensive, the town's burgesses sold off the town's bible to buy a bear to pacify (both by being baited and by dancing?) the populace who were somewhat annoyed about the lack of circuses or other entertainment; apparently there was a risk that the people would become rebellious.

I almost wrote "revolting" instead of "rebellious", but it wouldn't have been appropriate: the view taken by the burgesses was that the plebs already were and always had been revolting and that could be dealt with as it had been for centuries by carrying spice bags, scent bags, and strongly perfumed kerchiefs whenever one went any where near them, but rebelliousness needed far more expensive treatment. Although a bear cost more than a lavender bag or two it would cost less in the long run than hiring two companies of pikemen to keep the people happy (or at least keep them frm burning the town down or stringing up the burgesses) until some entertainment appeared (by magic?) from elsewhere.

I think the importance of circuses in this town would have made it the natural successor to Rome if only bread had been important too. Just think, an empire lost just because the local bigwigs didn't make their people totally dependent on them for food!

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