Beverages and Blades - Traditional of Course

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by Alnamvet68, Sep 9, 2015.

  1. 5K Qs

    5K Qs Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 20, 2014
    Thanks for the recommendation, Del. :thumbsup::thumbsup:
    And thanks for admitting a love for Killian's; don't see that very often in this thread, so it's nice for me to know I'm not alone. :D:thumbsup:

    - GT
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  2. tmd_87

    tmd_87 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 29, 2016
    Sunday easy drinker
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  3. Fodderwing

    Fodderwing Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2017
    Buffalo Trace neat with Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa... sigh... :cool:
  4. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    Just finished an Anchor Steam, which is the perfect beer. This is perfect, too:
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  5. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    Summer Kirkland mix is back. I consider it a great stroke of luck that neither IPA tastes like it was made of grapefruit, and I love paying less than a dollar a bottle for a good beer. (Even so, I'll have to try Anchor Steam.)
    I need to replace the stepped bolster on that knife.
    This stuff is still helping me keep it to two proper drinks a day. Dasani is 40 cents per can and has added salt, Meijer's tastes a little better than Kirkland for 30 cents per can, Kirkland tastes fine and is 25 cents per can. No calories, sweeteners, or sodium in either. No caffeine either, but that isn't a selling point for me.
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  6. Pàdruig

    Pàdruig Live and Let Die Platinum Member

    Dec 1, 2016
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  7. Pàdruig

    Pàdruig Live and Let Die Platinum Member

    Dec 1, 2016
    Trying something remarkably smooth, though a tad sweet.

  8. Fodderwing

    Fodderwing Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2017
    Two great pics in a row Dylan. But I gotta say that stag toothpick is rich my friend. Wonderful warm well worn and worthy image.
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  9. Jiki

    Jiki Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 12, 2018
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  10. Nebuchadnezzar


    Apr 25, 2008
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  11. Markeologist


    Jul 21, 2018
    Going to pitch some horse shoes and drink this IPA ... pineapple and mandarin ... though it looks much less like juice than some of those hazy IPAs Taylor has shown us.

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  12. meako

    meako Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 4, 2006
    Hands up anyone who knows the Capitol of Australia....?????????
    No One ? not surprised*
    Well its Can Beerra..ho ho I made a funny.
    Can of beer ...can berra...Canberra?? No?
    Well its better than the myth they used as a witty play on words to market this beer!
    The beer is quite good .Its a craft beer of which Canberra or more correctly the ACT(australian capital territory) has an abundance.HOWEVER......Canberrans are different to the rest of us....dont know why but they are...maybe they have their humour glands removed at birth....the ability to drive cars properly gland has certainly been bred out. That said.. they know their beer.
    Note the name of the above brew...Barley Griffin and allow me to enlighten can only be of amusement to uneducated slobs.
    OK Canberra did not exist until around 1913.
    Prior to that it was a freezing barren sheep paddock. Strangely the infant Australian govt enlisted an American architect to design the city...Walter Burley Griffin..(burley barley chortle chortle ho ho) it was a well designed city. He formed a lake known as Lake Burley Griffin....
    and here lies the problem ....his surname was Griffin not Burley Griffin...Burley was his middle name why would they name the f%$#&*g lake Burley Griffin....if you have a middle name indulge me and pretend to name a lake after yourself using middle and surnames....its wrong!...and so is naming a beer with it....even if it does sound like barley...
    Rant over...
  13. meako

    meako Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 4, 2006
    On a more positive note.... @Prester John has boldly claimed this as the worlds best when I saw it at the local shop I had to see.
    Vince you could be right...
    The claim that steam anchor originator Maytag gave birth to craft brewing is spurious...I believe that honour belongs to Australian convict James Squire....if beer label history is anything to go by

    Cheers all and Happy Birthday Lizzy.
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  14. tmd_87

    tmd_87 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 29, 2016
    I'm gonna have to give that one a try. Great BSK. Love the saw cut!
  15. Markeologist


    Jul 21, 2018
    We Yanks should apologize as this is a global forum and the definition of craft brewery is focused pretty much on the USA. It's not the age of the brewery; however, it is how the beer is brewed. Before prohibition in the USA, beer was brewed locally, every city and many towns had their own breweries (I think Prester commented somewhere about how there used to be only a handful of breweries...true but that was post-prohibition). With prohibition most of the small local breweries died and following prohibition and into the 1970s there was consolidation of the beer industry and development of "macrobreweries." These huge breweries basically manufactured beer and tended to specialize in lagers. To brew the quantities they wanted, they used increasing amounts of corn, rice and other unmalted grains...I'm pretty sure Australia's huge breweries brew their lagers with the same focus on volume. Maytag saved Anchor Steam, one of the small local breweries that had survived prohibition and he focused on making a quality beer (i.e., craft beer)...shortly thereafter New Albion Ale sprang up and many consider this the original microbrewery (Sam Adams released a New Albion several years ago as a homage and the original New Albion signage hangs in Russian River Brewery, the maker of the great Pliny the Elder and Younger). Whether Anchor Steam or New Albion these two then brought forth Sierra Nevada and Sam Adams and then the flood gates were open. I looked up "James Squire Brewery" and they appear to be a brewery with similar focus as the USA's microbreweries, making a variety of low batch beers with focus on quality and flavor...going to have to try and find some...thanks for the tip!
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  16. Markeologist


    Jul 21, 2018
    ....guess I'm the only one drinking on this fine afternoon:confused:. Worked early from home so I could pick up my daughter who is returning home from college...home now after a nice lunch (father/daughter lunches are great) and decided on a nice session beer. In a can, so no need for a crown lifter. Pulled out the SS 15 clip for this "session."

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  17. Markeologist


    Jul 21, 2018
    I think of all the treatments you see on bone knife covers, to me sawcut just looks "right" on a traditional slipjoint.
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  18. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Sorry for falling behind! :oops: :rolleyes:

    Have a great weekend folks :thumbsup:

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  19. tmd_87

    tmd_87 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 29, 2016
    This post just put a huge smile on my face. :thumbsup:
  20. jwb01

    jwb01 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 6, 2016

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