: Georgia Beer Lovers, our day has come!

Hu Flung Dung
6th February 2004, 08:35 AM
check this out.....now we will be able to get Chimay (and others) in Atlanta!! ching!
:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

Convinced the move will boost tourism, the Senate gave final passage
>Thursday to legislation allowing the sale of trendy beers with higher
>alcohol content.
>The bill, which was approved 37-7, allows alcohol content as high as 14
>percent. Currently, Georgia law limits alcohol content in beer to 6
>The beers that are central to the bill are primarily made in Germany,
>Belgium and the Czech Republic, though some come from microbreweries in the
>United States. Some are made only once a year and their origins can be
>traced to European religious orders. They generally cost $3.50 to $6 for a
>pint bottle, though some can be priced at almost $20.
>"They are like the fine wines of beer," said Senate Minority Leader Michael
>Meyer Von Bremen (D-Albany). "This is probably going to allow your German
>restaurants, your French restaurants, your Czech restaurants to offer more
>[beer] selections. It's good for tourism."
>The measure will become law if Gov. Sonny Perdue signs it. Derrick Dickey,
>a spokesman for Perdue, said that "unless a bill is part of the governor's
>agenda we're not going to give comment on signage until the appropriate
>According to industry reports, 38 states and the District of Columbia
>already permit these gourmet beers.
>Meyer Von Bremen said that because of the cost, there was little likelihood
>that underage drinkers would try to buy these beers. "These are not going
>to be the beers your teenager is going to run out and grab," he said.

Tweek's Turbos
6th February 2004, 08:40 AM
Doe this mean the Bandit is outa a job? Now that he can do all the bootleggin he wants :cheesy:


Hu Flung Dung
6th February 2004, 08:59 AM
when we first moved to Atlanta I found out about the beer issues....coming from southern Cal I just about pizzed myself right there! WTF? :evil:

1st January 2005, 04:12 PM

1st January 2005, 04:25 PM
right on!;)

1st January 2005, 04:58 PM
thank you senate for making my new year quite fun, although i don't remember ;oops:

1st January 2005, 05:47 PM
which states allow high content beer?just wondering...

1st January 2005, 05:55 PM
The greatest alcohol content beer I've had (that I remember) in Massachusetts is Long Trail's Double Bag coming in at 7.2%.

2nd January 2005, 05:26 AM
I love the way Americans say 'RIGHT ON!' ....usually in person tho.

2nd January 2005, 09:25 AM
A democratic, sorry Republican country..
And what do we learn even your beer is controlled
Cheers from Paris

2nd January 2005, 11:02 AM
A democratic, sorry Republican country..
And what do we learn even your beer is controlled
Oh no.........I see where this thread is going.

2nd January 2005, 08:52 PM
lets not and say we did,

i'm quite glad i don't have to drink water err bud light anymore finally something decent to make the day go by faster

3rd January 2005, 12:46 AM
Still, no beer could ever beat a Pabst Blue Ribbon.

3rd January 2005, 02:24 PM
A democratic, sorry Republican country..
And what do we learn even your beer is controlled
Cheers from Paris

You probably meant that we are a democratic Republic. Lots of things are controlled. As are many things elsewhere in the world. (like head scarves)

Have a good friend who thinks highly of Chimay (he's from up north and east...as in Ottawa, Ont.). For me, a Guinness drawn in Dublin is as fine as it gets. In the states, I just pretend to like beer. Serve it cold enough and you can drink just about anything......even Strohs.

Although Frankenmuth Michigan has a nice little micro-brewery that has a few tasty treats.:cool:

3rd January 2005, 03:02 PM

Moving to Atlanta almost 3 years ago now from Massachusetts and finally, I can go to Publix and buy some Chimay! Just saw it there last week!

I think the highest alcohol content I have ever had was up in MA, Samual Adams Triple bock=13.5%

3rd January 2005, 03:27 PM
I had a 14 percenter yesterday, but I can't remember where from ... it was very syrupy lager and claimed to be the world's strongest "beer", although I have had an Imperial Stout stronger than that!!!

You Georgians (is that right) ... check this (http://www.belgianstyle.com/mmguide/index.html) ... and some new words (http://www.belgianstyle.com/mmguide/pronounce/speak.html) you'll need to know.

... oh, and if you can find Leffe in 2.5L bottles ... yes, 2.5L bottles ...

"... mmmmm .... Leffffe ..."

Zaphod Beeblebrox
3rd January 2005, 03:59 PM
Sorry guys. You are all drinking lemonade. Real Ale is what you need, from the Parish Brewery, near Melton Mowbray.

Check this site out http://www.beermad.org.uk/cgi-bin/show_brewery_info.cgi?id=751 (http://www.beermad.org.uk/cgi-bin/show_brewery_info.cgi?id=751)

and note the strength of Baz's Super Brew - which I have sampled! 10 a pint when I last tried, and they would only serve you half a pint max! Beautiful stuff, full of flavour - you could cut it.

Baz's Bonce Blower is also recommended, and regularly available.


3rd January 2005, 04:14 PM
23 p/c ... heck, that's a strong one! The last real ale festival I went to had a 17 p/c stout which was awesome (really tasty); again only half a pint served ... each time, he he!!!

3rd January 2005, 04:25 PM
Well they sell Chimay in Las Vegas............ amoungst over things ;oops: ;oops:

3rd January 2005, 06:08 PM
Serve it cold enough and you can drink just about anything......even Strohs.

HA! I went to school with Stroh! What a putz!

3rd January 2005, 06:13 PM
Strohs spelled backwards is shorts. Either way it is no match for High Life.