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Coming to an Ice Cream Shop Near You: Soft Serve Beer

Unknown Lamer posted more than 2 years ago | from the icy-and-not-particularly-delicious dept.

Beer 157

Cazekiel writes "Sticking a mug in your freezer to ensure a cold beer may be made obsolete, if the Japanese brewing giant Kirin has anything to do about it. How? Kirin came up with a way to create frozen beer foam, dispensed the way you would a soft-serve ice cream cone. Gizmag gives us the details: 'To make the topping, regular Ichiban beer is frozen to -5 degrees Celsius (23 degrees Fahrenheit) while air is continuously blown into it. It's kind of like when a child makes bubbles in their drink, except inside a blast freezer. Once the topping is placed onto regular, unfrozen beer though, it acts as an insulating lid and keeps the drink cold for 30 minutes.'" Might make flavorless rice lagers easier to go down, but what about real beer? A hefeweizen under an ice cap on a warm summer afternoon? How about an entire glass full of frozen chocolate stout?

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Ice anyone? (3, Insightful)

CoderExpert (2613949) | more than 2 years ago | (#39646253)

Why they don't just put ice on the beer like every normal person in Thailand does?

Re:Ice anyone? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39646291)

wtf? why would you ruin a perfectly good beer with ice?

Re:Ice anyone? (4, Insightful)

CoderExpert (2613949) | more than 2 years ago | (#39646519)

Because it keeps it nicely cold. The beers are stronger (6.7%) to begin with. With temperature of 30-40 celsius beer gets warm really quickly. Ice helps with that, and it doesn't really ruin it.

Re:Ice anyone? (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39646603)

Stronger than what? Piss water lagers?
Lots of real beer is stronger than that. Check out an Eisbock sometime.

No True Scotsman (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39647187)

The average beer is around 5%. 6.7% is stronger than a large majority of beers, and weaker than some.

Re:Ice anyone? (4, Insightful)

Algae_94 (2017070) | more than 2 years ago | (#39647447)

Why is there this dick waving contest to make ever stronger beers? If you really need to get your drink on, have another beer, have some wine, or liquor. There's nothing wrong with a beer just because there's a different one with a higher alcohol content.

Re:Ice anyone? (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39647547)

Sort of how smaller breweries seem to be in a contest to see who can make the bitterest, hoppiest beer possible. Great, you win but it is undrinkable.

Re:Ice anyone? (2, Interesting)

soapdude (2568589) | more than 2 years ago | (#39647887)

Speak for yourself. I like hoppy beers (well, I like all beers). I like the feeling of not knowing if I just had a sip of beer or I just bit into a grapefruit rind. And no. No sarcasm was intended here.

Re:Ice anyone? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39647189)

You must be american.

Re:Ice anyone? (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39647575)

I actually doubt he is since he used Celsius in his post.

Re:Ice anyone? (2, Insightful)

Hatta (162192) | more than 2 years ago | (#39647761)

Good beer should taste good at room temperature. And watering down beer definitely ruins it.

Re:Ice anyone? (2)

bemymonkey (1244086) | more than 2 years ago | (#39647825)

And to be fair, they mostly only drink Chang ("Elephant brand" beer) this way. I played on an ice hockey team with a bunch of Thai dudes in Bangkok for a few months, and Chang beer with ice was their drink of choice after practice... the other stuff was usually shotgunned straight out of the can ;)

Re:Ice anyone? (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39646749)

Isn't the whole point that the ice is made of beer, so it doesn't water it down? The problem I see is having to buy the same type of beer ice as the beer you.

Why not just use those rock cubes that you can get for whisky that you stick in the freezer? You might need a bigger glass so that you don't displace the beer. And they'd need to be smooth enough that ey don't flatten the beer by nucleating too many bubbles too quickly.

Re:Ice anyone? (3, Informative)

pulski (126566) | more than 2 years ago | (#39647743)

The problem with that is that the stones (Soapstone) only are really good at lightly chilling small amounts of liquid. Your Scotch/Whiskey will not be ice cold, just chilled, and only if you pour it in small quantities.

I bought my stones with that idea in mind, but it just doesn't work out. They are fantastic for what they were designed for though.

Re:Ice anyone? (1)

Ambvai (1106941) | more than 2 years ago | (#39646299)

That waters it down?

Re:Ice anyone? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39646325)

then you aren't drinking fast enough.

Re:Ice anyone? (-1)

CoderExpert (2613949) | more than 2 years ago | (#39646477)

That waters it down?

So what? It is stronger to begin with.

Re:Ice anyone? (2)

DC2088 (2343764) | more than 2 years ago | (#39646303)

Why would you ruin your beer with frozen *water*?

Re:Ice anyone? (1)

NatasRevol (731260) | more than 2 years ago | (#39646521)

Hmmm.

New product. Beer Ice, to keep your beer cold.

*Ice cube containers not included.

Re:Ice anyone? (1)

Beardo the Bearded (321478) | more than 2 years ago | (#39646805)

They would be like whiskey rocks, I assume. They're rocks (or sometimes metal cubes) that you freeze and drop into drinks you don't want diluted.

Re:Ice anyone? (1)

NatasRevol (731260) | more than 2 years ago | (#39646901)

No, actual beer. Frozen. In ice cube form.

Re:Ice anyone? (1)

SomePgmr (2021234) | more than 2 years ago | (#39647375)

I'm not sure adding previously frozen beer to your beer is better than a little water, which is most of what every beer is to begin with.

Maybe worth a shot though.

Re:Ice anyone? (2)

nitehawk214 (222219) | more than 2 years ago | (#39647493)

They would be like whiskey rocks, I assume. They're rocks (or sometimes metal cubes) that you freeze and drop into drinks you don't want diluted.

Whiskey isn't carbonated, so this would likely result in an explosion of foam. If the metal ones were smooth enough it might not, but that also might hamper their effectiveness. Also, the stone ones (like the ones I have) are usually a soft stone like soapstone, that wont damage the glass when dropped in. I guess the metal ones would have rounded edges.

But the real answer is for people to step up from pisswater beers that don't need to be right at freezing to be drinkable. :)

Re:Ice anyone? (1)

DC2088 (2343764) | more than 2 years ago | (#39646843)

Isn't that what the soft serve beer is, precisely? Beer foam ice?

Re:Ice anyone? (1)

NatasRevol (731260) | more than 2 years ago | (#39646931)

Well, yeah, but since I don't have that right now, Beer Ice is workable.

Re:Ice anyone? (1)

DC2088 (2343764) | more than 2 years ago | (#39647233)

Delicious.

Re:Ice anyone? (5, Funny)

osu-neko (2604) | more than 2 years ago | (#39647143)

Assuming it's American commercial beer, the additional water content from melting ice is statistically insignificant.

Re:Ice anyone? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39647469)

Yeah, because American commercials beers are all just Coors light.

Re:Ice anyone? (1, Funny)

flibbidyfloo (451053) | more than 2 years ago | (#39646313)

I assume it's because they are not savages

Re:Ice anyone? (1)

Barbara, not Barbie (721478) | more than 2 years ago | (#39646347)

Why not just stick the bottle in the freezer for a bit - you know you've timed it just right when you open it and the release in pressure causes the beer in the neck to turn into slush.

Re:Ice anyone? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39646761)

No real beer drinker wants to drink slushy beer, Barbie. Then again no real beer drinker wants to drink Kirin.

Re:Ice anyone? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39646423)

1. Normal People
2. Thailand

Pick one

Re:Ice anyone? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39647303)

Why they don't just put ice on the beer like every normal person in Thailand does?

Thailand also has a lot of women with cocks. We need more of that here in the US.

Mmmm.... Duff Squishees.... (1)

Jawnn (445279) | more than 2 years ago | (#39646337)

Must get to Quikee Mart....

$8 thank you come again (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39646515)

$8 thank you come again

Remember the Alamo (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39647675)

I see your Homer Simpson and raise you one Hank Hill.

"I'll be gol-darned if I'm lettin' anyone serve me a frozen Alamo"

Kirin's not bad (1, Funny)

bigredradio (631970) | more than 2 years ago | (#39646405)

I seem to only drink Kirin at sushi restaurants so I don't expect to rushing out for it. However, if this was available for my favorite beer [dogfish.com] then I might give it a try.

Re:Kirin's not bad (1)

Silfax (1246468) | more than 2 years ago | (#39646665)

I seem to only drink Kirin at sushi restaurants so I don't expect to rushing out for it. However, if this was available for my favorite beer [dogfish.com] then I might give it a try.

While I like the 90 minute IPA, I think that the 120 minute IPA [dogfish.com] might make a better beer slushie (if you could get it to freeze smoothly).

Re:Kirin's not bad (2)

gatkinso (15975) | more than 2 years ago | (#39647021)

At about $10 for a 12 OZ bottle, you would be a fool to freeze your 120 minute.

I love Dogfish, but that this just a bit ridiculous.

As an avid homebrewer, I have a 120 minute clone that is about to go into secondary (I used some of my wife's home grown hops!) I suspect it will be much better.

Re:Kirin's not bad (1)

bigredradio (631970) | more than 2 years ago | (#39647347)

Where do I send the self-addressed stamped shipping container?

Re:Kirin's not bad (1)

Altus (1034) | more than 2 years ago | (#39647791)

Please post a recipe. I would love to give something like that a shot. If nothing else it will make good research for other crazy IPAs that I want to make.

Re:Kirin's not bad (1)

nitehawk214 (222219) | more than 2 years ago | (#39647563)

I seem to only drink Kirin at sushi restaurants so I don't expect to rushing out for it. However, if this was available for my favorite beer [dogfish.com] then I might give it a try.

While I like the 90 minute IPA, I think that the 120 minute IPA [dogfish.com] might make a better beer slushie (if you could get it to freeze smoothly).

And completely crush the flavor of the beer in the process. If you don't like hops, why pay 12 dollars a bottle for this beer.

Some craft brewers are printing a recommended serving temperature, which I think is a great idea.

Real beer? (4, Insightful)

slyrat (1143997) | more than 2 years ago | (#39646411)

I would consider Kirin to be real beer. They do also make a Happoshu [wikipedia.org] but the actual beer they make isn't bad. Beer is a very diverse drink and there are many kinds and types. I wouldn't ever consider one type to be more 'real' than others. Regardless it would still be interesting to try this technique for frozen beer foam on all of the different types of beers.

Re:Real beer? (4, Funny)

hal2814 (725639) | more than 2 years ago | (#39646605)

First they came for the American lager
And I didn't speak out because I don't like Bud Light
Then they came for the mass-produced European lagers
And I didn't speak out because I don't have the money to blow on fancy schmancy imports.
Then they came for the stouts.
And I didn't speak up. Do I look Irish to you?
Then they came for the IPA's.
And it was about damn time. I like hops but I don't like to rub them in my eyeballs while I'm drinking beer.
But then they came for the Kolsch.
And there was no one left to speak out for me.

Re:Real beer? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39647221)

First they came for the American lager

And I didn't speak out because I don't like Bud Light

Then they came for the mass-produced European lagers

And I didn't speak out because I don't have the money to blow on fancy schmancy imports.

Then they came for the stouts.

And I didn't speak up. Do I look Irish to you?

Then they came for the IPA's.

And it was about damn time. I like hops but I don't like to rub them in my eyeballs while I'm drinking beer.

But then they came for the Kolsch.

And there was no one left to speak out for me.

... because they were all fallin' down drunk!

There, FTFY..

Re:Real beer? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39646887)

It's the "craft beer enthusiast" definition of the term. Your pale lager is helpless before our vast army of snobs.

This is nothing new (2)

CosaNostra Pizza Inc (1299163) | more than 2 years ago | (#39646489)

Ben and Jerry's has an ice cream recipe book (probably still sells on Amazon), which includes among many other flavors, BEER SORBET *yum*.

Brain Freeze Redefined (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39646491)

,,coming to a fraternity party near you soon!

Re:Brain Freeze Redefined (2)

NoNonAlphaCharsHere (2201864) | more than 2 years ago | (#39646571)

Even the CSI team couldn't find brains at a fraternity party.

Re:Brain Freeze Redefined (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39646621)

Think they will find a slush fund instead? Or just rabid frat rats foaming at the mouth?

Most beer is too cold already (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39646509)

The only beer that merits consumption at anything close to "cold" are the thin, watery excuses produced by the Big 3 breweries in the USA (Larry, Moe and Curly, AKA Miller, Bud and Coors) Real beer needs to be chilled nicely but served in the 45-55 degree range for the flavors to be enjoyed.

Re:Most beer is too cold already (1)

chispito (1870390) | more than 2 years ago | (#39646897)

The worst offender, IMO, is Heineken. It goes from drinkable but grassy tasting at cold temps to downright skunky at cellar temperatures.

Re:Most beer is too cold already (4, Insightful)

dkleinsc (563838) | more than 2 years ago | (#39646927)

I'm confused: When did Miller, Bud and Coors start selling beer? I thought their product was slightly alcoholic water.

Re:Most beer is too cold already (4, Insightful)

geekoid (135745) | more than 2 years ago | (#39647319)

"I thought their product was slightly alcoholic water."
As a Whiskey drinker, that's what I think of all beers.

Re:Most beer is too cold already (1)

pwnyxpress (2597273) | more than 2 years ago | (#39646955)

But what about my Keystone while I'm playing beer pong? Shit could be frozen and it still wouldn't be cold enough to be palatable.

Re:Most beer is too cold already (0)

Pausanias (681077) | more than 2 years ago | (#39647313)

I'm sick of this high-temperature snobbery. The number of times I've heard people at bars go tut-tut at a bar because their favorite microbrew's been too cold? Give me a break. What you say may be true of a fine Bavarian Paulaner, but in the USA, most of the microbrews and not just Larry, Moe, and Curly need some serious cooling down due to a number of flavors that they' amateurishly been unable to suppress.

Re:Most beer is too cold already (1)

JrbuPTur (1997730) | more than 2 years ago | (#39647565)

You might be sick of it, but it's still true that those well-brewed beers taste a lot better when served at their recommended temperature.

I agree it's a bit snobby, and every time I see someone sample the wine at a restaurant before saying "Yes, that'll be fine." I shake my head, but I can taste the difference quite distinctly.

However, I don't go tut-tut at the bartender or bother others about it - rather I just make sure it's served to me in a whisky-type glass and hold it in the palm of my hand to gradually heat it up until it's right.

What you say about US microbreweries might be true, I have no idea - but the Norwegian ones are excellent.

Re:Most beer is too cold already (1)

slyrat (1143997) | more than 2 years ago | (#39647427)

The only beer that merits consumption at anything close to "cold" are the thin, watery excuses produced by the Big 3 breweries in the USA (Larry, Moe and Curly, AKA Miller, Bud and Coors) Real beer needs to be chilled nicely but served in the 45-55 degree range for the flavors to be enjoyed.

This is mostly true. There is actually a Guinness extra cold that is meant to be served cold. They even have special taps that serve it through a super cooler at 3.5C. So I would say that unless a beer is brewed to be enjoyed cold it probably is best served at the 45-55 range as stated.

Re:Most beer is too cold already (2)

eltonito (910528) | more than 2 years ago | (#39647831)

Big 3? More like "Big 1.5"

Miller and Coors (as we think of it in the USA) merged in 2008, making them effectively one brewery in the USA. "Bud" isn't even a brewer, but a brand within AB-InBev, which is about as American as moules-frites. I suppose I'll give you half-credit for that one.

That correction made, I will concur with the remainder of your post.

News for nerds, stuff that matters? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39646513)

And while I like beer (well love beer).... how is article this related to computers, IT, and everything Slashdot is known for. What's next, an article about knitting patterns?

I wish I could mod the story "-1 offtopic"

Re:News for nerds, stuff that matters? (2)

Moheeheeko (1682914) | more than 2 years ago | (#39646599)

Everyone knows the best coding is done while drunk, get with it man!

Re:News for nerds, stuff that matters? (1)

HexaByte (817350) | more than 2 years ago | (#39646725)

Because "free, as in free beer" is part of the GNU schtick. Therefore, anything to do with beer has to do with IT.

Guiness (2)

midtowng (2541986) | more than 2 years ago | (#39646555)

Guiness and Boddingtons would be the perfect beer for this. Something rich and thick. Forget the lagers.

Re:Guiness (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39646729)

The suggested serving temperature for Guiness is 50 - 55 degrees Fahrenheit.

Re:Guiness (1)

gatkinso (15975) | more than 2 years ago | (#39647093)

Well when I crossed to pond and visted the Guiness Storehouse (a vast marketing ploy, very little actual brewing) at the Sky Bar they served Guinees "Extra Cold" served at 33 degrees F (curious why they used F).

So it would appear the Guiness doesn't always agree with you,

Re:Guiness (1)

futuresheep (531366) | more than 2 years ago | (#39647439)

Guiness Extra Cold is not the same as the traditional Guiness Stout. I was just there in February and during my fun little "Pour your own Pint" Moment", storing the Stout at 38 degrees F and pouring at 44 degrees F was the recommendation.

Re:Guiness (0)

arth1 (260657) | more than 2 years ago | (#39646785)

Guiness and Boddingtons would be the perfect beer for this. Something rich and thick. Forget the lagers.

Last I had it, Boddington's was a lager, and by no means could be called rich and thick. Except for the odour, which is rich - it smells like a ripe urinal, but doesn't taste half bad as far as commercial beer goes.

Anyhow, I think it's all around a bad idea. Just because you can do something doesn't mean you should. You can't buy mustard and pickle milk shake either, and that's not because people don't love mustard or pickles.

Re:Guiness (1)

squizzar (1031726) | more than 2 years ago | (#39647361)

Boddingtons [wikipedia.org] is a bitter or pale ale. Used to drink tonnes of it when I were a nipper (because it was invariably cheaper than everything else).

Re:Guiness (1)

chispito (1870390) | more than 2 years ago | (#39646919)

Dark ales tend to be better at cellar temperatures than ice cold.

Re:Guiness (1)

geekoid (135745) | more than 2 years ago | (#39647343)

English cellar temperatures. Which, historically, would have been around 40 degrees. i.e. refridge temperatures.

Bring this Guinness back freezing cold! (3, Funny)

Loosifur (954968) | more than 2 years ago | (#39646979)

"I didn't know gazpacho soup was meant to be served cold. I called over the chef and I told him to take it away and bring it back hot. He did! The looks on their faces still haunt me today! I thought they were laughing at the chef, when all the time they were laughing at me as I ate my piping hot gazpacho soup! I never ate at the captain's table again. That was the end of my career."

Re:Bring this Guinness back freezing cold! (1)

NoNonAlphaCharsHere (2201864) | more than 2 years ago | (#39647071)

Oh my god! Quoting from the Worst! Book(s)! Ever! Written! Did you ever notice? Every other sentence in the whole! (poorly written!) book! is an exclamation!!

Re:Bring this Guinness back freezing cold! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39647323)

I take it British humour is lost on you.

Re:Bring this Guinness back freezing cold! (1)

Loosifur (954968) | more than 2 years ago | (#39647353)

Wow, man, you just whiffed hard on that one. Google "Arnold Rimmer" and learn something.

Re:Bring this Guinness back freezing cold! (1)

NoNonAlphaCharsHere (2201864) | more than 2 years ago | (#39647509)

It's also pretty much word-for-word from L. Ron Hubbard's Mission Earth.

Re:Bring this Guinness back freezing cold! (1)

Loosifur (954968) | more than 2 years ago | (#39647677)

Really? I'm not familiar with anything he's written, only with his whole Scientology thing. I wonder if Red Dwarf pulled the spoof of all spoofs...

Re:Bring this Guinness back freezing cold! (1)

Svartalf (2997) | more than 2 years ago | (#39648005)

Honestly, I'd not be wanting to own up to having read Hubbard's tripe SF...

Odds on, he's full of it. Quick google search on things provides nothing but refrences to Wikipedia's entry on Goal-post Head and people quoting his line as quoted up the discussion thread...

Re:Bring this Guinness back freezing cold! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39647947)

Considering that it's a line from Red Dwarf...I'd say you just did the /. equivalent of an "Arnold Rimmer" (go look it up...) as described by the quote.

Fortunately, people do that one all the time...so it's not as bad...

Re:Guinness (1)

OhHellWithIt (756826) | more than 2 years ago | (#39647411)

York Castle Ice Cream in Silver Spring, MD, has a Guinness-flavored ice cream. It's pretty good.

Re:Guiness (2)

mycroft822 (822167) | more than 2 years ago | (#39647463)

These beers only have that thick mouth feel because they use nitrogen instead of good ol' CO2. I would guess that the process described above would remove most of either of those from the beer.

excuse me? (1)

X0563511 (793323) | more than 2 years ago | (#39646613)

"Might make flavorless rice lagers easier to go down, but what about real beer?"

You know, Japan does grow more than rice. Their beers actually use wheat/barley/hops...

Re:excuse me? (2)

NoNonAlphaCharsHere (2201864) | more than 2 years ago | (#39646677)

Indeed. When I think "flavorless rice lager", I think Budweiser.

Re:excuse me? (1)

Dahamma (304068) | more than 2 years ago | (#39646869)

Don't kid yourself - Kirin is about 30% rice (since that's the maximum allowed to still be called "beer") and in fact if you have had one in the US it was made by Anheuser Busch anyway.

Re:excuse me? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39646945)

Actually, many Japanese beers use soy beans now -- the most famous being "Nodogoshi", a lower-priced beer made by Kirin.

Flavorless rice lagers (5, Informative)

XiaoMing (1574363) | more than 2 years ago | (#39646683)

Might make flavorless rice lagers easier to go down, but what about real beer?

Considering how this is a pretty neat idea that is not only a pretty big step beyond just ice-cubes made of beer both texturally (frozen foam), and thermodynamically, I'm not sure why the author felt it would be necessary to even remotely knock it in such a retarded manner when...

Let's take a look at America's top 5 domestics shall we:
1. Bud light
2. Budweiser
3. Miller Light
4. Coors Light
5. Corona Extra
http://www.fiveoclockdallas.com/five-most-popular-beers-us [fiveoclockdallas.com]

I'm not sure if OP has ever tried such a beer, but it's pretty flavorful compared to the 5 variants of piss I just listed. And considering how well the Japanese rice beers actually pair with sushi (which is probably where 99% of that exposure will occur in the states), I'd say it's pretty well suited to its purpose.

Then again, it's also fair to say that the domestic Top5 is pretty well suited to their purpose, given that they all pair pretty well with ping-pong balls.

Re:Flavorless rice lagers (1)

QuantumRiff (120817) | more than 2 years ago | (#39647045)

He might have not been referring to the Japanese beer as the 'rice lager'.. Budwiser is 30% rice:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Budweiser_(Anheuser-Busch) [wikipedia.org]

Re:Flavorless rice lagers (0)

XiaoMing (1574363) | more than 2 years ago | (#39647491)

As interesting as that is, I remain pretty convinced it was an ignorant statement used in an attempt to belittle another culture's work and interpretation of beer, with little regard to whatever the fuck is really going on.

Furthermore, while I highly doubt Budweiser is adding rice to enhance the wonderosity of its brews, real rice lagers and wines (the ones in question here, and wine being sake) actually repeatedly polish the rice until only the core remains to maximize the starch and minimize protein. It's very labor intensive and actually a bit wasteful, but done for the purposes of quality.
http://www.sawanotsuru.net/products/index.htm [sawanotsuru.net]

Re:Flavorless rice lagers (1, Informative)

geekoid (135745) | more than 2 years ago | (#39647363)

Ironically, those top 5 beers are also the top 5 beers in Europe. Different order.

ugh (0)

jschmitz (607083) | more than 2 years ago | (#39646711)

"Might make flavorless rice lagers easier to go down, but what about real beer? A hefeweizen under an ice cap on a warm summer afternoon? How about an entire glass full of frozen chocolate stout?" I'm so tired of the beer snobs - living above the flying saucer for 4 years may have done me in - everyone is a god damn brewmaster now..."oh that wasn't made by trappist monks? I'm not drinking it" LAME - I think Kirin is good with Sushi especially the Ichiban - and a chocolate stout in the summer when its hotter than hell could gag maggots...

Nope (1)

WankerWeasel (875277) | more than 2 years ago | (#39646767)

No it won't be coming to an ice cream shop near you because no one will eat it here in the US. Had a chance to try it a couple months ago and it's horrid. Even worse than the flavorless rice lagers that generally come out of that area of the world (and the flavorless ones from the US too).

Aw c'mon, just use ice (1)

sl4shd0rk (755837) | more than 2 years ago | (#39646773)

Besides, as the ice melts, you have more beer.

Chocolate Terminator Milkshake (3, Interesting)

khr (708262) | more than 2 years ago | (#39646787)

How about an entire glass full of frozen chocolate stout?

That reminds me of the McMenamins pubs in Portland, Oregon that serve a milkshake with their Terminator stout in it. It's a delicious combination!

Re:Chocolate Terminator Milkshake (2)

Jeng (926980) | more than 2 years ago | (#39648119)

The Alamo Drafthouse chain of cinemas, primarily in Texas, serve a Guinness Milkshake.

Optimator (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39646861)

Spaten Optimator is wonderful right at that ice state. Yeehaa

Beer Milkshakes (1)

dchamp (89216) | more than 2 years ago | (#39647039)

Beer Milkshakes are delicious. I use a nutty brown ale with a good vanilla ice cream.

c'mon, try it. Dave Lister would not steer you wrong.

Re:Beer Milkshakes (1)

geekoid (135745) | more than 2 years ago | (#39647383)

I take it you never watch Cannery Row?

Despite Coors' Best Efforts... (5, Funny)

nrozema (317031) | more than 2 years ago | (#39647357)

... "cold" is not a flavor.

I don't know (1)

BetaDays (2355424) | more than 2 years ago | (#39647541)

Would you be eating your beer instead of drinking it?

This doesn't stand a chance (1)

gatkinso (15975) | more than 2 years ago | (#39647889)

Against my horde of snobby homebrew buddies.

"....but what about real beer" (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39648057)

Speaking as a European who loves Belgian weissbier, German Bräu and British ales, I hate to speculate what the heading meant by 'real beer'.

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