4th of July

Discussion in 'The Barracks' started by von Poop, Jul 4, 2006.

  1. Phaethon

    Phaethon Historian

    I'll be celerating my countries independence from my other country by having a chinese takeout. No beer, that was yesterday.
     
  2. A-58

    A-58 Not so senior Member

    Bobby, " Kickball tournament" :huh: such a blasphamas comment could only come from a American who is probably really Irish :lol: none the less have a great day mate and have one of them beers for me im damn thirsty;)
    Well, about 1/4 Irish, 1/4 Hessian, and half Cajun French (on my Mom's side) actually. Kickball sounds better than soccer though. I tried watching it, several times but couldn't get into it, even when drinking beer. I tried dude, it's not my fault, honest!
     
  3. Slipdigit

    Slipdigit Old Hickory Recon

    On a bit of a somber note, one of my com-padre's (Lt. Dave Conaway) initiated a traffic stop on the raised portion of I-10 in Iberville Parish yesterday afternoon (I am a Louisiana State Policeman if ya'll didn't know). The driver of the vehicle jumped out the car and immediately began shooting, unloading a revolver at my buddy, hitting him in the side (lower right abdomen, above the gun belt) and the upper right thigh, missing the bone. He was wearing his bullet proof vest, but he was shot as he was stepping out of his patrol car, with the unprotected right side exposed. Dave "relocated" to the rear of his vehicle and drew his weapon in anticipation of being in a lengthy shooting situation, but the shooter jumped back into his vehicle and sped off. Of course the incident was captured on Dave's patrol vehicle camera, and he called in his stop (vehicle description, license information, location, etc) as per procedure. That information was relayed to all units in the area, and fortunately the bad guy was stopped minutes later by one of our units in Lafayette, about 15 miles away. Naturally the bad guy jumped out with his hands up and didn't want any part of a blazing gun battle. Last reports of the shooter's condition was stable, which is pretty good considering the ass-whooping he got before being taken into custody. Our detectives were trying interview the bad guy to ascertain why he did what he did, but our people don't speak Spanish and the bad guy can't speak at all right now. Dave will keep one bullet with him from now one due to it's proximity to some vital organs, but the docs pulled the one out of his leg for a souvenir. At last report, he should be out of the hospital today, but won't be in attendance at the pool party/BBQ today. He will be going home instead to rest. Hopefully he will get some rest since his his hospital room was inundated with fellow Troopers, deputies and policemen from the region. The first two shooting situations that I was involved in was with Dave while we were working details in New Orleans. He is a Gulf War veteran (Parts 1 & 2) with the rank of full colonel in the USMCR, a 26+ year veteran of LSP, married with two girls in high school, and a great guy. We've hoisted many a pint and smoked many a cigar together, and when he gets better, we'll do it again.

    Give my absolute highest regards to Officer Conaway and his family. I am certainly thankful he was was not killed or more seriously wounded. Like I told you a month or so ago, I would not be a law enforcement officer, no way, no how.
     
  4. Harry Ree

    Harry Ree Very Senior Member

    My son works with a US engineering company.He was telling me the other day that his US colleagues were remarking on the fact that European alcohol was much stronger that US beers.Highest alcohol allowed in beer is said to be 3.5% by volume. (Oklahoma, apparently, is the only state which allows its beer at a higher alcohol level.)

    One of his US colleagues asked if the British celebrated their own Thanksgiving Day as the US do in November.Yes,my son replied,we do, but we celebrate and give thanksgivings on July 4th.
     
  5. Slipdigit

    Slipdigit Old Hickory Recon

    My son works with a US engineering company.He was telling me the other day that his US colleagues were remarking on the fact that European alcohol was much stronger that US beers.Highest alcohol allowed in beer is said to be 3.5% by volume. (Oklahoma, apparently, is the only state which allows its beer at a higher alcohol level.)

    One of his US colleagues asked if the British celebrated their own Thanksgiving Day as the US do in November.Yes,my son replied,we do, but we celebrate and give thanksgivings on July 4th.

    That is not exactly true.

    In the past, it was 3.5%, but that has changed in last 20 or so years. There are no government-mandated national standards imposed by the federal government on allowable alcohol by volume of beer; each state determines it's own regulations concerning alcohol production, sale and consumption within it's borders, although there are heavy attempts by the Feds to coerce the states into following their guidelines. Here is a list of laws by states.

    The large beer producers brew their beers to lowest common demominator, which is 3.5% and is a hold-over from previous standards, I think originating from the Prohibition era. Microbreweries, which number about 1500 in the US, regulary brew more potent beers than the do the crappy large breweries. Browse BeerAdvocate to see to see the alcohol content of various beers. One of my favorites, a red beer Abita Amber, brewed in Louisiana, is 4.5% alcohol by volume (ABV). Another favorite Lazy Magnolia Southern Pecan is 4.25%. There are many beers that are significantly higher, reaching well into double digits ABV.

    Foreigners generally assume that all US beer is that crap made by Budweiser, Miller, Schiltz, Coors, etc, but that is a fallacy. You can't pay me to drink that horse urine. I challenge you try some of the beers made by small, regional breweries. I am certain that you will be pleasantly surprised at how good they are.

    Here is a list of beers by highest ABV, with 41% ABV appearing to be the highest. I think that one will get you fairly well schnockered, when you consider that that is 82 proof.
    Highest Alcohol Percentage Beers - Statistics :: Beer Reviews and Information
     
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  6. canuck

    canuck Closed Account

    That is not exactly true.

    In the past, it was 3.5%, but that has changed in last 20 or so years. There are no government-mandated national standards imposed by the federal government on allowable alcohol by volume of beer; each state determines it's own regulations concerning alcohol production, sale and consumption within it's borders, although there is heavy attempts by the Feds to coerce the states into following their guidelines. Here is a list of laws by states.

    The large beer producers brew their beers to lowest common demominator, which is 3.5% and is a hold-over from previous standards, I think originating from the Prohibition era. Microbreweries, which number about 1500 in the US, regulary brew more potent beers than the do the crappy large breweries. Browse BeerAdvocate to see to see the alcohol content of various beers. One of my favorites, a red beer Abita Amber, brewed in Louisiana, is 4.5% alcohol by volume (ABV). Another favorite Lazy Magnolia Southern Pecan is 4.25%. There are many beers that are significantly higher, reaching well into double digits ABV.

    Foreigners generally assume that all US beer is that crap made by Budweiser, Miller, Schiltz, Coors, etc, but that is a fallacy. You can't pay me to drink that horse urine. I challenge you try some of the beers made by small, regional breweries. I am certain that you will be pleasantly surprised at how good they are.

    Here is a list of beers by highest ABV, with 41% ABV appearing to be the highest. I think one will get you fairly well schnockered, when you consider that that is 82 proof.
    Highest Alcohol Percentage Beers - Statistics :: Beer Reviews and Information


    Jeff,

    I couldn't agree more. The big breweries produce utter crap. Much to my amazement, Coors Lite and Bud are now big sellers here given the extensive marketing they conduct. I think I'd prefer to drink my own urine.
    My U.S. favourite is Yuengling. Brewed in Baltimore I believe. Many nice local varieties across the States.
    Most Canadian beer is 5.0% but you can find the high test varieties as well, mostly in Quebec.
     
  7. canuck

    canuck Closed Account

    Excuse my bad manners.

    A belated happy 4th of July to all our southern neighbours. May we always share that longest, undefended border.

    Salute!

    We hold these truths to be sacred and undeniable, that all men are created equal and independent, that from that equal creation they derive rights inherent and inalienable, among which are the preservation of life, and liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
     
  8. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    Foreigners generally assume that all US beer is that crap made by Budweiser, Miller, Schiltz, Coors, etc, but that is a fallacy. You can't pay me to drink that horse urine. I challenge you try some of the beers made by small, regional breweries. I am certain that you will be pleasantly surprised at how good they are.


    Sir, this post has done more for raising the prestige of the USA abroad than 40 years of State Department!
     
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  9. Slipdigit

    Slipdigit Old Hickory Recon

    Jeff,

    I couldn't agree more. The big breweries produce utter crap. Much to my amazement, Coors Lite and Bud are now big sellers here given the extensive marketing they conduct. I think I'd prefer to drink my own urine.
    My U.S. favourite is Yuengling. Brewed in Baltimore I believe. Many nice local varieties across the States.
    Most Canadian beer is 5.0% but you can find the high test varieties as well, mostly in Quebec.

    Yeungling is great, especially the Black and Tan. A meal in a bottle.:lol: THe headquarters is in Pennsylvania, but also has a brewery in Florida, which explains why it is also sold around here
     
  10. Slipdigit

    Slipdigit Old Hickory Recon

    Sir, this post has done more for raising the prestige of the USA abroad than 40 years of State Department!

    Thanks....I think. :lol:

    Bobby, " Kickball tournament" :huh: such a blasphamas comment could only come from a American who is probably really Irish :lol: none the less have a great day mate and have one of them beers for me im damn thirsty;)

    It's worse....he's from Louisiana.:wow:
     
  11. David Layne

    David Layne Well-Known Member

    Yeungling is great, especially the Black and Tan. A meal in a bottle.:lol: THe headquarters is in Pennsylvania, but also has a brewery in Florida, which explains why it is also sold around here

    When I was a young man growing up in the U.K. a "Black and Tan" was a half pint of bitter with a half pint of Guinness added.

    Also, from wikipedia

    The Black and Tans (Irish: Dúchrónaigh) was one of two newly recruited bodies, composed largely of World War I veterans, employed by the Royal Irish Constabulary from 1920 to 1921 to suppress revolution in Ireland. Although it was established to target the Irish Republican Army, it became notorious through its numerous attacks on the Irish civilian population.
     
  12. Slipdigit

    Slipdigit Old Hickory Recon

    When I was a young man growing up in the U.K. a "Black and Tan" was a half pint of bitter with a half pint of Guinness added.


    Yeungling's Black and Tan originally was a half and half mix of their Porter and Chesterfield Ales. The ratio is now 60:40. Yuengling Frequently Asked Questions - America's Oldest Brewery

    Regardless, it's good stuff. Do you have it down at your end of the state?
     
  13. A-58

    A-58 Not so senior Member

    Give my absolute highest regards to Officer Conaway and his family. I am certainly thankful he was was not killed or more seriously wounded. Like I told you a month or so ago, I would not be a law enforcement officer, no way, no how.
    Okie dokie, will do. Thanks a bunch too.
     
  14. David Layne

    David Layne Well-Known Member

  15. Slipdigit

    Slipdigit Old Hickory Recon

    Follow up on this thread, concerning the volume of alcohol in US beers.

    Tonight I had this beer, Moylan's Brewery Kilt-lifter Ale, from the tap. It is 8% ABV.
    Moylan's Brewery- Our Beers

    I chased it with this delight, Abita Jockamo IPA, from a bottle. It is 6.5% ABV
    Abita

    Both were excellent with my She-crab Bisque and my Grits and Shrimp. I guess I should have taken a picture.
     
  16. Scout Sniper

    Scout Sniper Senior Member

    HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!

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  17. martin14

    martin14 Senior Member

    Happy 4th to all our American members !
     
  18. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Happy 4th of July from your former Colonial Rulers.

    :patriot[1]::ukflag[1]:
     
  19. Jedburgh22

    Jedburgh22 Very Senior Member

    Happy 4th July, a new statue of Ronald Reagan - great President is being unveiled in London today.
     
  20. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

    Have great 4th July
     

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