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How low will you go?

Postby Matty D » Wed Nov 25, 2009 11:33 am

This is one of those random thought threads purely for amusment and to pass time at work :lol:

The Question:
When out at a resteraunt that serves the typical Macro beers what is your go to drink or last resort beer?

For me I always ask for the full run down of the beer menu and strain to see what the tap handles have to offer. If I'm lucky there is Creemore Springs (no knock on them, love their stuff, but I find it's the only micro at most restaurants). Past that I will order a Guiness or switch to a Tom Collins.

So discuss amongst yourselves (or let this odd question drop from page one of the forum quickly :lol: )
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Postby SteelbackGuy » Wed Nov 25, 2009 11:36 am

Steamwhistle or Creemore is about the lowest. Guinness is one of the wateriest beers out there and is usually $7.00 a pint, so no way!
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Postby matt7215 » Wed Nov 25, 2009 11:54 am

on the weekend i ordered a molson 67 at boston pizza
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Postby Bobsy » Wed Nov 25, 2009 12:05 pm

I can't remember the last time I went somewhere local that didn't have a craft option, and in restaurants I usually split a bottle of wine with my wife or friends. However, in Japan most izakayas only pour one beer, so I drank my share of Asahi, Sapporo, Yebisu and Suntory. All shit beers, but good for the hot weather, and often automatically poured from a machine, which gets huge plus points for being so intrinsically Japanese.
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Postby Derek » Wed Nov 25, 2009 12:10 pm

SteelbackGuy wrote:Steamwhistle or Creemore is about the lowest.


Yeah, I'm always happy to see one of those on-tap... or the Labatt tower with Leffe or Hoe.

Every once in a while I'll order a Guinness or Richards as a reminder of what they're like... but I generally don't waste money on something I don't want. If I really need a drink, I'll have wine or a rye & coke.
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Postby SteelbackGuy » Wed Nov 25, 2009 1:24 pm

With all this said, I freely admit that from time to time, I indulge in a can of swill, but I buy it from LCBO, so I am not paying bar prices. My classic Faxe 10% blended with Crest 10% comes to mind.
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Postby carguy » Wed Nov 25, 2009 1:50 pm

I have to admit that when in a resturant that offers ONLY macro choices, I would order a Creemore or Rickards Red.
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Postby $ » Wed Nov 25, 2009 2:07 pm

I was at the Phoenix to see Devo last night...that's the band with the flower pot hats who are in their 60s...

anyway, when the selection is sooooo bad, I always choose a beer that tastes the least like a beer...so last night, it was coors light...
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Postby TJ » Wed Nov 25, 2009 2:33 pm

$ wrote:I was at the Phoenix to see Devo last night...that's the band with the flower pot hats who are in their 60s...

anyway, when the selection is sooooo bad, I always choose a beer that tastes the least like a beer...so last night, it was coors light...


Oh man, I saw Billy Bragg there last weekend, and yeah. Horrible beer selection. I opted to just enjoy the show without paying too much for crappy beer served in plastic cups.

For the most part I'm the same as most. Creemore Springs and Steam Whistle seem to show up often enough that I get those and I don't really feel like I'm missing out on anything. Other than that Rickard's White and Newcastle Brown are about as low as I'll go.
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Re: How low will you go?

Postby probstk » Wed Nov 25, 2009 2:38 pm

Matty D wrote:This is one of those random thought threads purely for amusment and to pass time at work :lol:

The Question:
When out at a resteraunt that serves the typical Macro beers what is your go to drink or last resort beer?

For me I always ask for the full run down of the beer menu and strain to see what the tap handles have to offer. If I'm lucky there is Creemore Springs (no knock on them, love their stuff, but I find it's the only micro at most restaurants). Past that I will order a Guiness or switch to a Tom Collins.

So discuss amongst yourselves (or let this odd question drop from page one of the forum quickly :lol: )


Creemore's a solid go-to-brew. Beau's Koelsch is reasonably common in Ottawa. I tend to avoid restaurants with a shitty beer selection because often that means the food is likewise shitty or they are wine snobs who clearly have no respect for our fine beverage. If there's nothing but the most macro beers available, I switch to the wine list, hoping desperately they have a few offerings from the more reputable Chateaus... :lol:
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Postby probstk » Wed Nov 25, 2009 2:39 pm

SteelbackGuy wrote:With all this said, I freely admit that from time to time, I indulge in a can of swill, but I buy it from LCBO, so I am not paying bar prices. My classic Faxe 10% blended with Crest 10% comes to mind.


That's sounds like a recipe for blindness....I'll be sure to try it. :wink:
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Postby Belgian » Wed Nov 25, 2009 2:48 pm

$ wrote:I was at the Phoenix to see Devo last night...that's the band with the flower pot hats who are in their 60s...

anyway, when the selection is sooooo bad, I always choose a beer that tastes the least like a beer...so last night, it was coors light...


F'in hellhole, what do they chill beer in - the toilet tank??
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Postby kwjd » Wed Nov 25, 2009 5:05 pm

I usually don't do this, but I was splitting pitchers of 50 last night with my basketball team. Cheap pitchers at The Pour House of 50 or Bud Light on Tuesdays... one guy started to say, "Bud Light" and I got him to agree to switch to 50. I was still tempted to go off on my own with Tankhouse, but I didn't want to look like a jackass.
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Postby Ralphus » Wed Nov 25, 2009 5:32 pm

If there's no Rickards Red I'll order the worst of what they have. It's a painful and somewhat necessary reminder of why I drink and promote good beer where I can.
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Postby Weissebier » Wed Nov 25, 2009 5:40 pm

When all else fails, I order an Export. If that fails, it is red wine. There is a restaurant not far from me that serves only Hienie for beer, and I mean only HIENIE!!! Would you like a Hienie, or would you like a Hienie??? That is what the founder drank, so it is good enough for everyone else.

Was at the Phoenix in March of '91 for "LobersterPaluza", only domestics at $8.00 a pop, and when you ordered one, you ordered another or two, cause you may not see the server for the next hour. We were discussing Devo at supper Saturday eve, right after listening to the Box!!! Yikes!!!

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