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]
To all home brewers out there: Need help with a recipe. [more inside]
Anybody know of a good London off-license for bottles of rare imported beer? Specifically Belgian Trappist and Abbey beers and other obscure hard to find tasty treasures. [more inside]
For foodies: please suggest some of your favorite combinations of food. Of course, it's not quite that simple. But it's close. [more inside]
Where can I buy Emu Bitter beer in the US? It's made by Nathan Lion, the same brewery that makes Steinlager. I'm willing to drive anywhere in AZ, NH, or NE, although I would prefer mail order delivery. [more inside]
Beer-basting-poultry-filter: Hi Mefites, I'm cooking my Christmas turkey tomorrow and would like to baste it with some yummy beer. [more inside]
In spite of years of hearing people say that establishment X has watered-down beer, and years too of tasting beer that tastes, well, watered down, I don't know if this is anything other than a folk interpretation of the effects of dirty delivery systems. If pubs, clubs, and bars do water down their beer, how do they do it? [more inside]
Where can I find a "yard of beer" glass in or around Boston on short notice? [more inside]
What are breweries looking for in prospective employees? Alternately: What types of careers are available in brewing, and what makes one qualified for those jobs? Any relevant info helpful. [more inside]
What beer are Will Hunting and his crew drinking in the movie Good Will Hunting? [more inside]
There are two beverages that nearly every American adult seems to like, but I dislike both: coffee and beer. I would like to develop a taste for both of them. For morning caffeine, coffee's free at most workplaces whereas pop isn't; and beer is a cheap mood alterer; but more importantly, both are social lubricants, one that isn't achieved by drinking a soda while others get either awake, buzzed or drunk. It's been a while since I had either, but remembering the tastes, I think it's that I dislike the bitterness in each drink. [more inside]
Is the practice of putting flavored syrup in beer common all over Europe? Also: why? [more inside]
Where can I find Pliny the Elder in the Mid-Atlantic? [more inside]
We need a drink in Princeton, NJ. It's an emergency, I promise you. If not a bar, a place we can buy booze to go. [more inside]
I need advice for planning a trip to Europe next summer. [more inside]
Where in Baltimore can I relax, grab a decent beer and watch the World Series next month? [more inside]
I'm looking for beers that correspond to elements on the periodic table. Arsenic (As) = Asahi, Titanium (Ti) = Tiger, Potassium (K) = Kingfisher, and so on. I've got a lot of gaps- please help! [more inside]
I'll be spending 5 days in Palo Alto next week, and I'm looking for good beer. Specifically, I want to find a carry-out shop where I can pick up a few bottles of Russian River and other good local brews. I'll be staying on El Camino Real and will have very limited access to a car. Bonus points for any good brew pubs in the area too. Thanks!
I'm in my mid 30s, been drinking beer for what seems like forever so why is it suddenly making me sick when I drink it? [more inside]
I am looking for a place in NYC that is like the RFD in Washington DC. Any beer aficionados know? [more inside]
Where can I find the best retail beer selection in the Chicagoland area? I'm particularly interested in beer from my favorite brewery, Dogfish Head (the more varieties, the better). [more inside]
Looking for a vacation rental for a January weekend in the western NC mountains for a college reunion of sorts. Needs to be able to sleep at least 10 people, preferably 12 or even 14. [more inside]
Help me get a load of beer bought and delivered to a friend in Brooklyn. I am nowhere near New York, or the USA even. [more inside]
Bought a six pack of bottled beer, one of the bottles has the cap of a different brand on it - should I care?
I live in the NYC area and bought a six-pack of Saranac from the local shop. One of the bottles has a Brooklyn brewery cap on it instead of the Saranac cap. Are the two beers bottled in the same plant? Should I worry about tampering? The store is reputable and I've never had any trouble with anything from there in 3 years.
Booze + chocolate pairing question. [more inside]
What is the difference between wheat free and gluten free? I know it has something to do with proteins--I'm finding a lot of stuff about the gluten side but not a lot about just the wheat. More importantly, if someone is allergic to wheat but not gluten, can she drink non-wheat beer, like Budweiser?
How can I pour a three-layered black and tan? [more inside]
I'm planning a wedding rehearsal dinner for about 100 guests. Besides the usual wine service I'd like to do something different and do a beer pairing menu. There are four courses total, but guests have multiple options for each course. I think the logistics of serving will limit us to one beer (about 6 oz) per course regardless of food selection, which is the tricky part. [more inside]
Asking for a friend: How can I get Lone Star beer in the Seattle area? I'd be willing to drive up to an hour, and/or pay shipping.
Philadelphians: recommend me a good bar in University City. [more inside]
Where can I find Trappist beer in Canada? Vancouver, specifically. [more inside]
Where is a cheap place to buy cases of beer in Manhattan? Not looking for anything special, miller, bud etc. [more inside]
What microbreweries within a hour or two's drive of Chicago will sell me a keg (half barrel) of a good, micro-brewed beer today or sometime this week? [more inside]
So what exactly are the restrictions regarding purchasing alcohol in Maryland? [more inside]
Beer. I've never tried it. Or any other alcohol. And I'll be 39 next week. But I'm ready to start drinking! Where do I start? [more inside]
I am planning a Belgian beer road trip for the fall. Any tips? [more inside]
Any cafes in LA that also serve booze? [more inside]
What kind of beer should we serve at our party tomorrow? [more inside]
I'm looking for a serial-port temperature controller thingie for a bizarre cooling system I'm building, for a beer fermenter. [more inside]
What is the average price of a pint of beer in the U.S. in 2008? What was it 10 years ago? [more inside]