This guy knows his beer...

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2004/08/18 11:23:10 (permalink)

This guy knows his beer...


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    1bbqboy
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    RE: This guy knows his beer... 2004/08/18 12:24:02 (permalink)
    We can't get Rainier down here in Southern Oregon anymore. They used to have these stocky 16oz. bottles that NW'ers called "pounders". On our first trip to the NW, we stopped in a tavern in Yakima at 11:00 in the morning, the bar already full of old men drinking Pounders. Of course, when in Rome or Yakima, so we sampled our first of these NW favorites.
    They also had an ale that came in green bottles that the crowds in the houseboats in Sausalito used to call "green death".
    The brewery was sold so I'm interested in who makes this stuff now, unless the bear took the camper's private stash.
    I'd agree with the bear's assessment of Busch, but I wonder if he'd go for that new hip favorite, Pabst Blue Ribbon. Everything old is new again. My grandfather's beer now the in thing! Too much.
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    RE: This guy knows his beer... 2004/08/18 14:11:41 (permalink)
    36 cans !!!! WOW !!!

    My hero .....


    Must have had a hard day in the woods .... you know, berry picking, salmon catching and human chasing can be difficult work !!!! What !" />
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    RE: This guy knows his beer... 2004/08/18 15:43:14 (permalink)
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    scbuzz said:
    Must have had a hard day in the woods .... you know, berry picking, salmon catching and human chasing can be difficult work !!!! What !


    Sounds like a bear with taste...
    Hard to believe he could recognize the different can labels enough to stay away from the beer he didn't like. If this bear moves to Yellowstone, the rangers are going to have to put up new signs;
    "DO NOT give alcoholic beverages to bears under the age of 21."

    Bill, you are correct about Rainier going out of business. I chat regularly with a friend in Seattle on a trumpet playing site and he's always kidding about how they closed down the old Ranier factory and he can't get his beloved Rainier beer any more.
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    RE: This guy knows his beer... 2004/08/18 16:18:46 (permalink)
    Our late Dachshund,Elmer,used to love licking the dregs out of my beer cans when we went camping. Carling Black Label and then Busch.

    My friend drank Miller Lite and Elmer would not touch it. We of course gave him a bad time about it. He even went to the extent of pouring Lite into one of my empty cans and the dog turned his nose up at it.

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    RE: This guy knows his beer... 2004/08/19 01:11:34 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by bill voss
    They also had an ale that came in green bottles that the crowds in the houseboats in Sausalito used to call "green death".


    I googled "green death" and came up with:

    Green Death
    Haffenreffer Private Stock Malt Liquor (refers primarily to the 16 oz. bottles).


    Is this what you are referring to?

    Technology is sooooo amazing (and apparently you too can buy into it for "only" $85 a share)
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    1bbqboy
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    RE: This guy knows his beer... 2004/08/19 01:29:59 (permalink)
    http://40ouncebeer.com/40/rainierale40.html
    Here you go BT. I first came west to visit my sister & brother -in-law, long time A dock residents. That's why I heard the term there. Guess it was called that from SF to the Canadian border, leaving a wave of destruction in its wake.
    http://www.beernotes.com/northwest/articles/000402.html
    Here's more on the end of Rainier.
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    BT
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    RE: This guy knows his beer... 2004/08/19 12:54:22 (permalink)
    I thought all the locals around here drank Anchor Steam.

    I'm not a beer drinker, but on the rare occasions I drink it, I usually figure the folks who invented it know best and buy Pilsner Urquell. I haven't bought any recently, though, so I don't know if the profit motive under capitalism has caused them to cut corners.
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    RE: This guy knows his beer... 2004/08/19 14:25:20 (permalink)
    being from Maine,I can assure you all that our bears would avoid Busch beer as well. Our critters usually can be seen after a hard day in the forest kicking back a few Sapphire Martini's or perhaps a cosmopolitan or two.
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    RE: This guy knows his beer... 2004/08/27 13:35:37 (permalink)
    here's a beer bear update:
    http://www.rememberrainier.com
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    RE: This guy knows his beer... 2004/08/27 16:21:25 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by BT

    quote:
    Originally posted by bill voss
    They also had an ale that came in green bottles that the crowds in the houseboats in Sausalito used to call "green death".


    I googled "green death" and came up with:

    Green Death
    Haffenreffer Private Stock Malt Liquor (refers primarily to the 16 oz. bottles).


    Is this what you are referring to?

    Technology is sooooo amazing (and apparently you too can buy into it for "only" $85 a share)

    On the "left coast" there is no Haffenreffer----and there Green Death refered to Ranier Ale---came in a grren bottle. Serveed wayyyyy to many of them back in the day!!
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    1bbqboy
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    RE: This guy knows his beer... 2004/08/27 16:57:00 (permalink)
    hey Tiki, did you bartend at Ruthie's? We discussed her previously. That was one of the first places my friend Lynn and I found upon arrival in the Bay Area in Mid-83. I remember watching "The Day After" there upon arriving in town.. My sister and brother-in-law were Gates residents in Sausalito. My BIL wrote a story about Green Death and the Fire Pit, revolving around the activites of the houseboat residents and their "Lust for Life".
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