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Old 08-22-2010, 02:49 PM   #41
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Wait a minute. "Yuengling" is not 'a beer', it is the name of the brewery. They have seven beers on their site, only two of which are 'dark'.

I'd suggest you find out which "Yuengling" he likes, and then it should be easy to find something comparable. If he's looking for their lager, a dark might not fit the bill.
My wife grew up in Reading so she's quite familiar with "Vitamin Y" out there. If you don't say anything more a Yuengling is usually assumed to be their lager (as that is their flagship brew), but in my experience the locals there will simply ask for "a lager" and many will know what they are talking about even though there are many other brands of lagers sold there. You ask for "a lager" out there and you're getting a Yuengling.

I usually manage to find an opportunity to have a couple of "lagers" when we're out visiting that way.
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Friend suggested a Sam Adams dark; they do sell that here.
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As you see the group loves to talk beer and all the possibilities.
Take the easy way out, that you have suggested. If you want to take it one step further, pick up a Sam Adams Boston Lager and one of their darks. You'll be out around $16.00 and your friend will be a happy camper. Beer drinkers worth their salt will never question a nice gift person with brew.
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Mormons away from home??
No, but it made the two weeks more tolerable for all.
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Mormons away from home??
What's the old joke -

Q: Why do you always take TWO Mormons* on a fishing trip with you?

A: If you take one, he drinks all the beer.



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What's the old joke -

Q: Why do you always take TWO Mormons* on a fishing trip with you?

A: If you take one, he drinks all the beer.



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Have you ever noticed they don't recognise each other in the liquor store either?
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I don't drink beer on a regular basis (though I'm not opposed to such).

A friend is going to visit and I asked him what beer he would prefer and he replied "Yuengling". That is not sold in Ohio.

I want recommendations for a good dark beer that is sold in Ohio.
Its made in Pennsylvania... not far from Ohio depending on where you live. I think I can get it at Kroger in Cincinnati.

Sam Adams Boston Lager is a good default beer with a full body... after that, depends on the taste of the drinker.
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If one enjoys more than one beer in a short period of time, my philosophy is that only the first bottle really matters. But in that case:

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Mmmmm, beer! It is all good to me!
Khan, your friend will love the local brews and feel free to mix up the light and the dark, as what I like on a hot summer day is different than what I might want with dinner.
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I'll agree with above posters that Sam Adams anything is a good beer in any flavor. Their lite beer is tasty, so are their darks.

I know people that get very excited about their seasonal variety packs. I like the variety packs myself, but I've stopped getting whole cases of their seasonal variety packs, my enthusiasm for a regular beer returns halfway through the case.
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Carnage, I feel that way about the Magic Hat seasonals. There is always something in there I don't like as much, so it sits on the shelf until someone gets desperate, kinda like that bottle of cider in there now.
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At my university Schaefer and Rheingold were both popular. Occasionaly someone would import some Iron City, or even Lone Star. I remember that Schaefer ad you posted. And definitely students were always having more than one, and often some shots to boot. Young women seem to be especially fond of shots, maybe because they think they will gain less weight.

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Ha, back in the day, we liked Olympia (it's the water) best, as it was the easiest to gulp when playing drinking games that involved shotgunning beers, drinking out of funnels, Quarters, etc., but Schaefer's Light also fit the bill <shudder> .
I have a friend who loves Jaeger shots, which I dutifully share, but they always taste like cough syrup to me.
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Ha, back in the day, we liked Olympia (it's the water) best, as it was the easiest to gulp when playing drinking games that involved shotgunning beers, drinking out of funnels, Quarters, etc., but Schaefer's Light also fit the bill <shudder> .
Oly's slogan used to be "it's the water and a lot more." I don't recall tasting "a lot more" than the water when I drank an Oly.
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At my university Schaefer and Rheingold were both popular. Occasionaly someone would import some Iron City, or even Lone Star. I remember that Schaefer ad you posted. And definitely students were always having more than one, and often some shots to boot. Young women seem to be especially fond of shots, maybe because they think they will gain less weight.

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Iron City? Someone imported that?
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Yep, and Duquesne too. Those Pittsburg guys miss their home beers.

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Ha, back in the day, we liked Olympia (it's the water) best, as it was the easiest to gulp when playing drinking games that involved shotgunning beers, drinking out of funnels, Quarters, etc., but Schaefer's Light also fit the bill <shudder> .
I have a friend who loves Jaeger shots, which I dutifully share, but they always taste like cough syrup to me.
My poor dead brother's last conscious act was to down a quart of Jager. Not quite sipping a highland malt, is it?

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More or less, but I think he was just speeding up a work in process over the past few years. Oddly enough, after he retired from teaching is when he really started knocking 'em back.

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Sorry for that, Ha. Dancing is far better post-retirement entertainment solution.
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I think Yuengling is pretty localized. It's pretty common around the DC area, but I have some friends that were from PA, and moved out to West VA, and they said that they missed their Yuengling!

I know this is gonna make me sound cheap, but I buy Yuengling sometimes as a "treat". Usually I just drink the cheap stuff, like Ice House or Bud Ice. Just $13.49 for a 30-pack case at a discount liquor store up in Laurel, MD! The Yuengling is $15.49 for a case of 24 bottles.
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