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I've been working with a fair amount Delirium Tremens as of late, those Belgians really work magic.
Pilsner Urquel was voted best beer in the world in the late 70's. It's a Chek beer, right?Pilsner Urquell has done a better job than Beck's in designing their six-pack bottles. Beck's maintains the traditional "caddy" style cardboard containers which are vulnerable to "light spoilage" (aka skunkiness). Wish I had a nickel for every Beck's I've lost....:@ - Now PK - on the other hand, having learned what not to do from Beck's - offers a six-pack like a birdhouse with six chimneys. Very light-proof efficient cardboard carrying case.
Pilsner Urquell is winning me over - One pint at a time.\\
I'll have to try it. Back home, we drank tons of "Sagres" particularly around "festa" time. (I'm half Portuguese)My beer if choice, not surprisingly is a Portuguese beer called Superbock. It's this really tasty, heady, strong beer which since its creation has won 23 consecutive gold medals at the Monde Selection. It was also considered a "Superbrand 2006".
You guys should see about trying it out some day.
You have hit on two of my very favorites there. Great taste. Samuel Smith Taddy Porter right up in there too. Also like Indica IPA and Carlsberg Elephant. Lately have been switching between two quite good IPAs called Kashmir and Long Hammer, the latter made by Red Hook. (Not usually crazy about Red Hook products but this one is different ... nice, bitter hopsy IPA.)Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA
followed closely by Sammy Smith Oatmeal Stout. the big one.
Always remember, the heat is theraputic and it makes the beer taste better. I recall drinking like 15 or 20 beers on a very hot day while working with a sculpture class and I didn't even have a buzz. The hot air just sucked the alcohol right out of the can....and to think many Europeans drink their beer warm.So I try to remember how fortunate i am to be in the dry heat now. But somehow it isn't very comforting. At least we're not in Iraq wearing 50 pounds of body armor.
Man, I was in duluth a couple of summers ago for some art instruction. I had to literally run from the car to the studio and back to the car every day and evening. never saw anything like it! we had a ton of mosquito's in michigan, even called them our state bird, but damn I've never seen anything like the swarms in Minnesota. just unreal!!swarms of mosquitoes blocking out the sun. Biblical, I tell ya.