Non alcoholic beer is pretty good nowadays.

Discussion in 'Hangar Talk' started by SixPapaCharlie, Nov 3, 2021.

  1. Half Fast

    Half Fast Final Approach

    Joined:
    May 7, 2016
    Messages:
    8,557
    Location:
    Central Florida

    Display name:
    Half Fast

    In the fridge right now, as a matter of fact. Pairs decently with a pizza or burger.
     
  2. SCCutler

    SCCutler Administrator Management Council Member PoA Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2005
    Messages:
    17,167
    Location:
    Dallas

    Display name:
    Spike Cutler
    I love you guys.
     
  3. Half Fast

    Half Fast Final Approach

    Joined:
    May 7, 2016
    Messages:
    8,557
    Location:
    Central Florida

    Display name:
    Half Fast

    Obviously you’re not drinking the NA stuff at the moment.....
     
  4. Huckster79

    Huckster79 Pattern Altitude

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2018
    Messages:
    2,134

    Display name:
    Huckster79
    It’s an awful thing to have to tolerate ain’t it brother? I feel your pain ;)
     
    Radar Contact likes this.
  5. NoHeat

    NoHeat En-Route

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2009
    Messages:
    4,650
    Location:
    Iowa City, IA

    Display name:
    17
    Another is Thomasbrau, from the Munich brewery Paulaner. I enjoyed it at lunchtime when I lived in Munich.
     
  6. GeorgeC

    GeorgeC Administrator Management Council Member PoA Supporter

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2010
    Messages:
    4,136

    Display name:
    GeorgeC
    There wasn't much to the Upside Dawn, but the Run Wild wasn't bad.
     
  7. Rgbeard

    Rgbeard En-Route

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2017
    Messages:
    3,349
    Location:
    Phoenix, AZ and Ensenada, Mexico

    Display name:
    rgbeard
    You'll want to watch putting carbonated beverages in your flying flask.
     
  8. Rich Holt

    Rich Holt Line Up and Wait

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2021
    Messages:
    520
    Location:
    SC

    Display name:
    holtyrd
    Which is to say...it's awful.
     
    Zeldman and Half Fast like this.
  9. GeorgeC

    GeorgeC Administrator Management Council Member PoA Supporter

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2010
    Messages:
    4,136

    Display name:
    GeorgeC
    The All Out extra dark is also pretty good.
     
  10. steingar

    steingar Taxi to Parking

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2007
    Messages:
    28,830
    Location:
    Land of Savages

    Display name:
    steingar
    Carbs are either good or bad. Home made whole grain sourdough bread is good. Hostess Twinkie is bad. There are a lot of carbs in home made chocolate cream pie, but its good calories because its worth it. I eat good calories, but the really bad for me stuff I do in extreme moderation. Donuts are good calories when they're good donuts, I had my donut this year.

    Good beer is good calories, again in extreme moderation. Bad beer is bad calories because, well, it's bad. Non alcoholic beer is bad calories even if the stuff tastes OK. Sorry, beer is supposed to have alcohol. Whatever ills @SixPapaCharlie won't be fixed by switching from alcoholic to nonalcoholic beer. Might be fixed by switching from beer to water. Might be fixed by decreasing net calories. Might be fixed with a more rigorous exercise regime.

    Getting older doesn't have to suck.
     
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2022
  11. DaleB

    DaleB Final Approach

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2011
    Messages:
    5,782
    Location:
    Omaha, NE

    Display name:
    DaleB
    I've come to realize that I'm just not a beer drinker. Sure, there are beers I like, a lot. They're typically stouts and porters, and the world seems to be fixated now on seeing just how incredibly face-puckering nasty they can make beer by cramming it so full of hops that it implodes. I'd rather drink water than IPA. In fact there are very few things I'd NOT rather drink than IPA, and most of them have either little skulls on the bottle or biohazard symbols. So I'll drink a few beers per year. Most are Leinie Shandys, with a few Spotted Cows when it's really hot and the beer's really cold. Once in a while I'll find a good black beer and enjoy it.

    For the most part, though, I've switched to whisk(e)ys. Bourbon, Scotch, Irish. I had a glass of Macallan 25 the other night with dinner and now I understand the appeal of the really old Scotch. It was amazing.
     
    Tarheelpilot and Cap'n Jack like this.
  12. Chip Sylverne

    Chip Sylverne Final Approach

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2006
    Messages:
    5,424

    Display name:
    Quit with the negative waves, man.
    How is THAT gonna help you hang on?
     
  13. Timbeck2

    Timbeck2 Final Approach

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2015
    Messages:
    8,578
    Location:
    Vail, Arizona

    Display name:
    Timbeck2
    I don't drink beer that often any more since I discovered bourbon and Scotch whisky. I don't think I'd ever be able to drink beer because of the taste, except for maybe a Guinness.
     
  14. Jay Urish

    Jay Urish Pre-Flight

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2021
    Messages:
    65
    Location:
    McKinney, Tx.

    Display name:
    Wolf Pilot

    Were you a pilot in the movie "Blow"?
     
  15. Dana

    Dana En-Route

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2016
    Messages:
    2,884
    Location:
    CT & NY

    Display name:
    Dana
    A lot of the stuff they're calling IPA now is very different from a traditional IPA, and the current trend of hoppy to the extreme is absurd. That said, there are some very good IPAs out there, some go down real nice on a hot summer day. But even more annoying is the trend toward higher and higher alcohol content. I want to enjoy a beer or three, not get hammered after the first one. It's gotten so looking for the alcohol content on the label is one of the first things I do whey buying. Kudos to brewers who put not only the ABV but the IBU (bitterness) numbers easily found on the label.

    A similar trend in Scotch Whisky is overdoing the peating. Fortunately the traditional brands aren't doing that.
     
    Pugs and Llewtrah381 like this.
  16. Llewtrah381

    Llewtrah381 Pre-takeoff checklist PoA Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2010
    Messages:
    493

    Display name:
    Llewtrah
    A while ago a local pizza place had Buckethead IPA for their $2 special. Halfway into the second one, after I’d downed the first with reckless abandon, I discovered why it’s called “Buckethead”. 9.2%, I believe. I like it but at least now I know better…
     
  17. Rgbeard

    Rgbeard En-Route

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2017
    Messages:
    3,349
    Location:
    Phoenix, AZ and Ensenada, Mexico

    Display name:
    rgbeard
    The problem with non alcoholic beer is that it tastes like beer.

    I'd drink about anything else, including moose ****, first.

    All jokes aside, it's really TERRIBLY INCONVENIENT to have not developed a taste/tolerance for wheat soda.

    There's times that you find yourself at a sports bar, because that's all that was open when you hit town on a Sunday evening. Ordering a wine with your hot wings gets you a glass of red from a bottle that was opened the previous Thursday. Ordering a scotch gets you funny looks at other places, and it doesn't go well as well with food.

    @SixPapaCharlie - I am glad, after reading this thread, that maybe you're doing non-alcohol in your flying flask.
     
  18. Half Fast

    Half Fast Final Approach

    Joined:
    May 7, 2016
    Messages:
    8,557
    Location:
    Central Florida

    Display name:
    Half Fast
    There are some decent NA beers now (I’m drinking a Lagunitas at the moment, in fact), but I really wish someone would create a decent non-alcoholic wine. Ariel is the best I’ve had, and it’s pretty poor compared to even bargain wines.
     
  19. wrbix

    wrbix Pattern Altitude

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2013
    Messages:
    2,381

    Display name:
    Pilot Lite
    I just wish someone would develop a freeze-dried or dehydrated beer for consumption on my backpacking trips. It was tried a few years back to dismal failure.
     
  20. eman1200

    eman1200 Touchdown! Greaser! PoA Supporter

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2013
    Messages:
    15,852
    Location:
    Oakland, CA

    Display name:
    Bro do you even lift
    I wish someone would start a thread about actual beer so I didn’t have to read through this depressing garbage.
     
    Jim K likes this.
  21. wrbix

    wrbix Pattern Altitude

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2013
    Messages:
    2,381

    Display name:
    Pilot Lite
    It’s been done…..use your search function fercrissakes! Jeez, spoil much?

    oh yeah, I see now……
     
  22. DaleB

    DaleB Final Approach

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2011
    Messages:
    5,782
    Location:
    Omaha, NE

    Display name:
    DaleB
    More than, say, Lagavulin? That’s pretty traditional. And pretty peaty.
     
  23. ktup-flyer

    ktup-flyer En-Route

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2012
    Messages:
    4,252
    Location:
    Tupelo, MS

    Display name:
    ktup-flyer
    I agree. Whiskey is the way
     
  24. Lowflynjack

    Lowflynjack En-Route

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2014
    Messages:
    3,396

    Display name:
    Jack Fleetwood
    Ok, this thread was good for me. I knew I was drinking way too much, especially at my hangar after a day of flying. I bought all of these and actually like Free Wave a lot, probably because I like IPAs! The other two aren't bad, but not as good. I tend to drink a Yuengling Flight, not just because it has a cool name, and then a fake beer or two and call it a day.
     
  25. Garee

    Garee Filing Flight Plan

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2022
    Messages:
    11
    Location:
    Nebraska

    Display name:
    Idliketofly
    Wouldn’t a NA wine be ……….grape juice?
     
    Zeldman, eman1200 and Dave Theisen like this.
  26. Sac Arrow

    Sac Arrow Touchdown! Greaser!

    Joined:
    May 11, 2010
    Messages:
    18,975
    Location:
    Oakland, CA

    Display name:
    Bro do you even lift
    Pretty much. I'm fairly certain that as a kid, going through communion, the fare was tasteless wheat discs and grape juice.
     
  27. nauga

    nauga Administrator Management Council Member PoA Technical Administrator

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2013
    Messages:
    3,289
    Location:
    The city of Townsville

    Display name:
    Mantis Toboggan, MD
    and NA beer is cold Postum.

    Nauga,
    who would rather drink bathwater
     
  28. 455 Bravo Uniform

    455 Bravo Uniform En-Route

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2015
    Messages:
    4,629
    Location:
    KLAF

    Display name:
    455 Bravo Uniform