The Beer Thread


#822

Picked up a small bottle of ‘Kamakura Flower’ from my local supermarket tonight. American-style Brown Ale. TBH, it was average. Drinkable, but lacking oomph in the flavour department. Worth a try, but won’t be revisiting.


#823

Mrs. K. had this the other day. It was a bit light on flavour but easily smashable on a hot day.


#824

Cheers, dude. I’ll mention it to Mrs Rain. She loves her bland, dry lagers. ‘Koshihikari’ is a popular strain of rice here in Japan.


#825

Nice label. JR, if you’re looking for it here it’s usually a silver can with Koshihikari written vertically iirc.


#826

Cheers, dude.

Talking about labels.

I’ve had this bad habit of retaining/collecting beer bottles with cool labels since I was a teenager. I guess the art appeals to my graff background. Baird labels are fckn cool. At their brewery in Shuzenji, Bryan has heaps of them framed & on display.

  • Bad habit because I eventually end up throwing them all away once the collection becomes too large to store & when I’m having a ‘minimalist moment’. I repeat the process, though, much to the amusement of my missus. :laughing:

Below (L-R) Three Baird beers, a Mexican Double IPA, Hansharo American Pale Ale.


#827

I’d so the same thing which special beers I got my hands on. I’d build up a collection then think why am I doing this? and toss them all and start again. Those Baird labels always cool.


#828

Seems a bit of a shame to go to the trouble to collect them all, only to then turn around and dump them.

Either of you blokes thought about soaking off, & just saving the actual labels??


#829

Ha. Good to hear that I’m not the only one. Just wish that I’d taken pics of the numerous ‘beer wall collections’ I had built & destroyed over the years.


#830

I’ve moved 14 times in my life, Stained. 12 since the age of 18. I usually turfed them between moves. A few of those collections ran well into the hundreds. In Japan, it has been more a case of space & also earthquake concerns. Good idea re: soaking & keeping the labels. I might give that a crack. Cheers.


#831

You could make beer wallpaper! Put it on a more permanent backing then just roll it up when you move.

Or beer collecter cards! Just laminate them.


#832

Coasters!


#833

Another good idea for the upstairs man cave. Cheers.


#834

Yeah I was gonna say I have a little coaster collection and was thinking of framing a selection to hang.


#835

I buy stubby holders wherever I go. It’s the only souvenir that I find value for money.


#836

Still getting ripped… :wink:


#837

Have had that Suruga Bay IIPA, found at Dan Murphy’s no less. Phoar!!!


#838

Really?
That’s disappointing.
How can I get them cheaper?


#839

You can’t. But that’s not the point that you’ve missed here… :laughing:


#840

One of my favs. A few pints of that will knock your head off.


#841

Has anybody seen Harviestoun Old Engine Oil porter around? Used to be able to buy it at some Vintage Cellars but now i can’t find it anywhere. I need some.