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post #541 of 2471 Old 06-01-2006, 06:49 PM
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It is, the entrance is free, but then again it is an expensive free.

you buy tickets (1$ each) and then you use the tickets to buy beer (and some other alcoholic beverages) at the booths

the booths are run by different micro breweries and international breweries and stuff. There is also some food booths. All drinks work with tickets (1-5), food works either in cash or tickets depending on the vendors choice.

They also have activities, but I never tried any of them.

It is just fun going there talking with friends (like at any bar) but spending more time discussing what you are drinking or what you will drink and tasting beers you would normally not try

The location is also nice, around 1/2 the area is indoors and the other 1/2 is outdoors.

The best part is that it indicates the start of the summer partying (there tends to be one event after an other, grand prix, two national holydays -June 24 for Quebec July 1 for Canada, Jazz festival, Just for laughs festival, movie festival....)
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I decided to connect my laptop to my projector tonight and cruise. Just had a party for the mother in law and I am pooped. Enjoying a nice cold Miller Lite on tap......The new grill kicks ass....

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Nothing like the AVS at 100".

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Rum and Diet Coke tonight.

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OH man 12 millers and 3 hours of King Kong!!!! Ahhhhhhhh I wanted the monkey to DIE!!!!

If you give a man a fish, he'll eat for a day. If you teach a man to fish, he'll sit in a boat and drink beer all day.
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Hey, how is your new grill???

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Miller Lite tonight. I am in an exceptionally great mood today. It will be my second Fathers Day on Sunday...and I am quite the proud papa.

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Kipp, that's right! New pics anytime soon (hint, hint ) ?

Vodka + Cranberry juice and I've got a nice fever right now (+ the "cave" is like 120 degrees right now or so it feels like).

Anthony, that beer fest looked pretty cool (but I can totally see how the coupon thing would add up after just a bit).

Scott, I have to agree.
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Anthony, that beer fest looked pretty cool (but I can totally see how the coupon thing would add up after just a bit).

it does, it also makes the money go faster ( take out wallet buy 20$ worth of tickets go try some stuff, notice tickets are gone so without thinking go back and buy some more, and you can't leave with tickets they are worthless).

But they are there more for administrative purposes. You buy the tickets for 1$ the booth exchanges it for beer, then at the end of the day (or festival, I don't know which) the stalls give the tickets back to the festival and the festival gives them something like .50$ back

But from a consumer perspective, the nice thing is that you can taste beers that you most likely would not taste any otyher way. Some are international and not widely available here, others are small brewpubs that you would not be able to get other then on location. It also makes it easier for expensive beers because they are beer samplers and not pints or anything like that, so cheaper then a full beer and if you don't like it is not that much to drink. My usual thing is to try one or two expensive ones (5$) and drink mostly the reasonable priced ones (2-3) and stay away from those that tend to be widely available (Miller, Coors, Molson, Labatt....).

PS I returned Friday for lunch
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Actually I like the sampling thing for the reason you mentioned (since I've I gotten stuck with a stuff like a whole pint glass of some nasty wheat grass beer no one would take).

The best beer I ever had was from one of those "Beers of the World" packs. It was the '80's, I can't remember the name, but it was made in (I think) Yugoslavia so it's probably not around anymore. I never found it again (since they rotate out the beers).
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Yugoslavia ? never had a beer from there.


PS just because the country does not exist anymore does not mean the brewery/beer does not.
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True. I wish I'd remembered the name of the beer (or saved the bottle). Instead of a paper label the name and brewery was embossed into the glass. It was pretty neat.
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Margarita on the rocks - long week after choreographing a church music camp with A LOT of 2nd - 5th graders - Boy are they wiggly!!!
Performance this Sunday - "The First Action Heroes".
Sunday afternoon - another margarita - or at least a glass of wine...

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That must take a lot of patience! Let us know how it goes on Sunday!


Currently drinking tap water- straight.
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Comparing Sweetwater India Pale Ale with Red Brick's Peachtree Pale Ale.

Both good - the IPA a little lighter with hints of sweetness, the Red Brick more substantial with nice bitter finish.

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That must take a lot of patience! Let us know how it goes on Sunday!


Currently drinking tap water- straight.

It was good of the Superman folks to coincide with our First Action Heroes opening

The kids were terrific! What fun and what a learning experience -
Right now, white wine - dry. LoTengo from Argentina. Cool holographic tango dancers on the label.

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I have been sick since Thursday. No boozen, no nothing except sleeping and feeling miserable. I have not been sick in about 1 1/2 years. I am feeling better tonight so who knows...maybe some beer???

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Kipps back....Miller Lite...whooohooo...

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Just discovered Mojito's.....I am watching Mulholland Drive and drinking what appears to be my 3rd Mojito. What's a Mojito you say.....you haven't had a refreshing drink (alcoholic) until you've had a Mojito!


PM me for a great recipe (cuban recipe)!
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Kipps back....Miller Lite...whooohooo...

Miller Lite!!!! Kipp, come on, if you're gonna go that route...atleast have a Budweiser!
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Dudweiser??? No thanks!!! Thats a Cubs beer.

Tell me more about this "Mojito"???

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why the PM for the recipe
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Hmmm...dont recall why I said to PM me for the recipe...lets just say it was a long day of partying...Anyway the recipe for the mojito is...

In this order, add the following ingredients to a shaker
1 T of raw cane sugar
1/2 lime (quartered)
4-5 Large Mint leaves

Muddle the above to bring out the flavor of the lime and mint and to start dissolving the sugar

Add 2 oz Light Rum
Add 3 oz of Club Soda

Stir

Pour over ice in tall glass

To fancy it up: Add Lime and sprig of mint (I usually do this for the first one)

Enjoy
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Sounds good. I am a rum fan.

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Drunks!

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That is the pot calling the kettle black!!!

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Kind of sounds like Caipirinha from Brazil
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Girlie drink tonight - Smirnoff Ice...
Couldn't find any white wine.

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Franzia here, Big Brother 7 is on and I only drink that while watching the show. Too bad it is not in HD...

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Kipp, that's right! New pics anytime soon (hint, hint ) ?

OK, by request here ya go. BTW, ScottADowns is also my daughters Godfather, so make sure to show him some respect...


The first pic is my daughter and I at the local fest and the second is me at the Sox game two weeks ago. BTW, I was drinking Miller Lite that night....
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