With the Beerlympics coming up, I need to "get in shape". Specifically, the Bottle Chug. Sadly, straws are disallowed. Any other tips, tricks or advice to get my time down?
Would you eventually die of dehydration if you had only beer to drink? [more inside]
What are some good iPhone games that my wife and I can play together over a few beers? [more inside]
I'm trying to find an old-ish commercial that involved a hen "pitching" to a batter during a baseball game. I believe the commercial was for beer, but I'm not certain. I can't remember the last time I saw this commercial, but I'm guessing I haven't seen it for 8 years or so (maybe more, maybe less). [more inside]
Will taking beer out of the fridge skunk it? [more inside]
Looking for recommendations for smaller brewpubs around downtown Portland, OR. I've tried the rest, and want to try the best. [more inside]
Pub and shopping suggestions in Portland? [more inside]
What's the least offensive light beer? [more inside]
BeerFilter: I usually like bitter things, but I can't get into IPAs. Please explain them to me in very small words. (Bonus points for recommending interesting ones to try in the New England area.) [more inside]
Can you point me to a good (e.g. Stewart's-esque) ginger beer? My nights are bright and tranquil, and it's getting depressing. [more inside]
Beer! Specifically the low carb kind. The Scandinavian beer industry demands a premium for this kind of beer, anywhere from $.50 or $1 on each half liter. Are there actually extra production costs for the everyday, run of the mill lower carbohydrate type flavored water? Or is this just extra profit in the brewers pocket? The science behind would be appreciated.
Kosher for passover at a pub? [more inside]
Building a new garage. It will include a dedicated space for brewing fabulous beer. Technical design and planning questions inside. [more inside]
As an enormous fan of American craft beer visiting New York, Portland, San Francisco and Los Angeles, where should I go to partake of the finest brews? Do any local breweries offer tours of their facilities or tastings? Are there any beer happenings going on in the period between the 10th and 20th of April this year? [more inside]
Beer noob needs advice! [more inside]
A friend and I are trying to come up with a name for a mobile application/service/website that we've built and released under a very unimaginative name. You can track and rate beers that you've had, and there will soon be a central repository and recommended beers and interesting statistics (You've had eight IPAs this month!) But before we buy a domain, we want a memorable name. [more inside]
Have you had any good experiences with a guided beer tour in the Czech Republic? We'd like to get out into the countryside as much as possible, but would have to travel by bus for obvious reasons. Microbrews, out-of-the way places, not-overbearing tour guides and good food/accommodations a plus.
Why would they want that!? How do I ship beer from the US to Canada? [more inside]
Heading to San Diego the first week in April with my sister and need help with suggestions to must drink, eat and see places. [more inside]
Where is the best place to buy beer online? Specifically, I'm looking for Leffe Blonde, but I'd like a place to order Old Speckled Hen and other non-American beer by the case or 12-pack, to be shipped to Texas. [more inside]
Where can I find Banana Bread beer in DC? [more inside]
Homebrewers here by any chance? I have always wondered how hop-less beer (hops, the bittering agent) tastes and looks like. Is it yellow-ish? Is it sweet?
Where are the kegs kept at a bar(?), not the extras but the ones that are currently on tap. They are not under the bar? Is there a long line run to the keg? How long a line can (is usually) run from source to tap?
Why do my muscles (particularly my leg muscles) get tense and uncomfortable after drinking in the evenings (particularly after drinking beer)? Has anyone else experienced this? And is there anything I can do about it? [more inside]
What kind of beer should I buy for my extremely helpful neighbor? [more inside]
Teach me about alcoholic beverages. [more inside]
A few commercially bottled beer questions for people who know beer: [more inside]
I've been tasked with securing in-kind beverage donations / beverage sponsorship for an event at a music & dance education non-profit, and I'm failing pretty badly. I lack useful contacts in the beer/wine/liquor industry, and I lack knowledge of what companies generally support small arts nonprofits in this fashion. As an added bonus, our organization is fairly new. Please give me advice on how to not suck at this... [more inside]
Other than CAMRA's guide, is there a listing or website that covers pubs serving real ale in London and surrounding areas? [more inside]
I've never been a beer person, but a friend recently introduced me to a Belgian brew called Kwak, and I'm a fan. Unfortunately, few bars have Kwak on tap. Can any of you beer connoisseurs out there recommend similar beers - sweet and high in alcohol content? I'm generally not big on dark lagers or stouts.
Did something change with Iowa's ABV limits on beers? [more inside]
How much does contract brewing cost? [more inside]
I need links to interesting websites and enjoyable books about the history of and current practices of beer making and beer tasting. I start a new bartending job soon, and I may have scored it by pretending to know more than I really do about brew. [more inside]
Where can I buy Scottish beer in DC or Alexandria tomorrow morning? [more inside]
What kinds of beer should by brother serve at his restaurant? [more inside]
I'm looking for some great homebrew beer recipes. [more inside]
How do I remove the beer smell in my car? [more inside]
PhillyFilter: So .... what's the story with the "Beef-and-Beer" benefit parties that I keep hearing about as a new arrival in Philadelphia? [more inside]
My boyfriend is having a really bad day at work. I'm going over to his house when his day is over (which will be pretty late). What is the best way to cheer him up? [more inside]
Give me your recommendations for good bars in Berlin and Hamburg-with a few provisos! [more inside]
I'm in Olympia, WA and looking to lay up a few (3 or 4) cases of Guinness Extra Stout for the winter. What's the least expensive way to do this? Are there beer emporiums around that offer close to wholesale prices? [more inside]
I'm getting more and more serious about starting a brewery. I don't know where to start with the state, the city, the FDA and the ATF. (Does the ATF even care about beer? See! I need someone who knows these things!) You're not my lawyer, but maybe you know what kind of lawyer I'm looking for and how to find them! [more inside]
What would you say are the best beer styles (or individual beers) to pair with Indian or Thai cuisine? [more inside]
Are there any good alternatives to 2L soda bottles for fermenting and storing home-brewed ginger beer? [more inside]
Apologies in advance for the lack of details. I'm trying to find a beer commercial from, probably, about ten years ago. It said something to the effect of, "we've never sent a man to the moon. we've never cured a disease. we just make beer, but we do it well. pursue your passion." Does anybody remember seeing this? Do you know what beer it was for? Do you have a link to it on YouTube?
Where in the SF Bay Area should I celebrate Oktoberfest? [more inside]
I have a bunch of UFO Raspberry Hefeweizen. Can I turn it into tasty food? [more inside]
Can someone explain to me liquor laws in Pennsylvania? [more inside]
I am going to keg my homebrew for the first time and take it to a friend's wedding. I have the CO2 system set up and I have checked it for leaks and practiced with H20. Everything is set to go. I need some help about what do next however, because I have to transport the beer twice and I don't have a fridge to keep the beer in (my plan is a cooler and ice). Here's the scenario: Beer is ready to be kegged, the wedding at which it will be served is in 14 days. The beer is in a carboy two hours away from my home and I will need to transport it to my home this week before the wedding. Then, two days before the wedding I will need to transport it from my home 5 hours away to the wedding. What would you do? [more inside]