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]
I'm heading off to Ireland next week, and plan on spending lots of time in pubs. What do I need to know about drinking in and around Ireland to totally not come off as a dolt?
What are some good uses for leftover beer? A *lot* of leftover beer? [more inside]
I need to deliver a case of good beer to an address in Bristol, U.K. and I live in Calgary, Canada. What are my options?
TorontoFilter: We're moving next week from the US and have a few questions. Can you help us hit the ground running? [more inside]
If you've ever lived in or visited Chicago and had a good time without getting hopelessly lost, you are cordially invited to post in this thread. Needed: an explanation of the grid system, tips and tricks on navigation, and recommendations for how to find the underground music scene, awesome beers, weird things to explore, and the best Chicago-focused blogs. [more inside]
Do print ads for bars/restaurants have to blur the labels on the beers they carry in pictures? Our bar is putting out an ad in a magazine and the picture we're planning on using has a lot of the beers we carry in it. Do we have to censor the labels of beers we carry at our bar for the print ad for any reason? [more inside]
I had some very tasty organic been in Germany years ago. It was brewed by Rother Bräu, and was either the Öko Urtrunk, Öko Ur-Weizen or the Öko Ur-Pils. I may have even tried all three at various times. I'd love to be able to track down any (if not all three) of these in the US. How do I do this? [more inside]
How can I make my beer mug as frosty as humanly possible? [more inside]
What kinds of advertising options should a new internet startup offer its customers and how should they be priced?
What kinds of advertising options should a new internet startup offer its customers and how should they be priced? [more inside]
Heading up to Portland and then the rest of Oregon for the better part of a week. Coming from San Diego and hoping to get some suggestions for good beers to try that you might not be able to get down here as well as the best pubs/breweries to try them at.
Who is the guy who does the narration for the PBS Frontline series? I have always thought he has the most interesting and uniquely credible voice in the world. I know he is doing the Dos Equis commercials now, but has he done anything else? Any other presenters with voices I might like? [more inside]
Help me identify a Texas Hill Country live music venue. [more inside]
How can I get a keg of Ommegang Rouge in Jersey City or NYC? [more inside]
I want to hash this weekend in Flagstaff AZ, but it appears online at least as if all the Flag HHH kennels are defunct and I keep getting dead emails for Feenix hashers. Hows a guy supposed to get his on-on on? Are there still any active Flag H3s?
How can I throw an epic 21st birthday party? [more inside]
Where can I buy Efes Pilsen beer in Chicago? [more inside]
Beer cozy? Beer coozy? Which one is it, and why? [more inside]
[HomebrewBeerFilter]: In the vein of the "should I eat it" questions. I'll cut to the chase - I have had beer fermenting in a 5-gal glass carboy for over TWO YEARS. [more inside]
Wine- (and beer-) making without buying a kit: What kind of equipment to buy, and where? [more inside]
Is there a trick to having my bottle of beer NOT foam over when I open it? [more inside]
Where can I procure Yuengling in cans at room temperature in Arlington, VA? (Failing that, in DC, along I-81 between Arlington and Abingdon, or along the DC to WV route of I-270 to I-70 to I-68 in Maryland?) [more inside]
I drink 12 beers a week, am I an alcoholic? [more inside]
Do different kinds of beer (microbrews vs. bottled) have a greater likelihood of causing gout? [more inside]
It's beer! For charity! But....what do I do with it? [more inside]
I've just poured myself a Dark Horse Brewery Tres Blueberry Stout. A slow, steady pour that left a modest head on top. And then a droplet or two skidded around over the foam like a water droplet on a hot frypan for maybe five seconds before disappearing. Darndest thing I've ever seen. Beer geniuses, how did this happen? How can I make it happen again?
I found an old bottle Anchor Steam porter in my basement today that had a copyright date of 1974. Possibly stupid question, but would this be drinkable? The cap does not seem to have been disturbed or altered at all.
Does good beer or wine exist in Turkey? I'm staying in Istanbul for a few months. I've found the local food quite nice, but the beer & wine suck mightily. How do I find imported Belgian or German beer, or good French or Spanish wine. I hear Georgian wine is basically the best Eastern European wine. How might one find it? What about Greek options? [more inside]
I'm taking a trip to Seattle & Vancouver for an extended weekend. For these places, I'd really appreciate some info on: (1) where to get good coffee in the morning, (2) recommended pubs / microbrews to hit at lunch, and (3) atmospheric watering holes to finish up the evenings. [more inside]
I have a recipe for beer bread that I found in an old Junior League cookbook that has become a staple at our house, but I'd like to try other recipes and variations on the theme. Does anyone have a fairly simple, delicious beer bread recipe? Either quick bread or yeast bread? Many thanks!
If we wanted to start a pub crawl in philly right about now, where would you recommend we go? Starting us anywhere the R6 lets off would be swell. Cheap beer = awesome.
What has been your own personal experience with strictly moderate alcohol consumption (1-2 drinks/night) when engaged in any kind of weight loss regimen you've done? Did it have any noticeable effect on your mood, outlook, and progress? Better yet, what changes did you notice cutting out drinking or adding it back in? (please no crusading or mere speculation, thanks)
We're makin' root beer! (Help?) [more inside]
Can MeFi help me find good beer in Chicago? [more inside]
Mz. Billtron and I are moving from Brooklyn, New York, to Hanover, New Hampshire, this summer. I know nothing about that part of the country and would appreciate any advice or recommendations that will make the transition a great one. [more inside]
My favorite beer commercial ever... I remember it but can't find it. [more inside]
I'm going to be in Antwerp, Belgium for a few days this coming week. What should I do? Where should I do it? Who should I see? [more inside]