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Connie
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Post Number: 1216
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Posted on Tuesday, June 03, 2008 - 08:40 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

In todays Atlanta paper

http://www.ajc.com/business/content/business/stories/2008/06/02/microbreweries.h tml
 

Graham Cox
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Username: T2driver

Post Number: 1697
Registered: 11-2004
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Posted on Tuesday, June 03, 2008 - 09:09 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I was looking over the meager beer selection at my local supermarket last night and noticed that BMC is over $5 per sixer. The few American micros are ~$8 per sixer, with Anchor Steam almost $9. The bargain? Pilsner Urquell at $7.49.

I ended up buying the SNPA at $8. I wish now I had bought the PU - the SNPA isn't very fresh or hoppy.
 

bill king
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Post Number: 11
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Posted on Tuesday, June 03, 2008 - 10:26 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Makes brewing your own all the more attractive.
 

Graham Cox
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Post Number: 1698
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Posted on Tuesday, June 03, 2008 - 10:46 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ain't that the truth. At the risk of being driven off the board, I'm drinking a WinExpert Chardonnay-Semillon blend that I made only 5 weeks ago, most of which is destined for my elderly neighbor. It's about $3.30 per bottle, and it's really quite tasty. Very little labor involved, comparitively speaking.
 

Jim DeShields
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Posted on Tuesday, June 03, 2008 - 11:56 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

That's why I like the Genne cream ale at $6.49 for 12
While the Brutal Bitter is better 6 for $13.49, I just can't do it anymore
 

dhacker
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Posted on Wednesday, June 04, 2008 - 01:25 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I wish now I had bought the PU - the SNPA isn't very fresh or hoppy.

I don't know Graham . . finding fresh un-skunked PU around here would be sumpin' to write home about.
 

Bill Pierce
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Posted on Wednesday, June 04, 2008 - 02:03 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

DH, I agree with you. Occasionally I succumb to temptation and buy PU in cans. It's fresher than than the bottles but still not what it should be. I still long for what I tasted a number of years ago when I had the good fortune to come upon a keg of PU that had just been airfreighted from the Czech Republic. It was one of those wonderful revelations. Finally I understood why some people were so inspired by this beer.
 

Graham Cox
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Post Number: 1699
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Posted on Wednesday, June 04, 2008 - 02:19 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Since PU switched to the wrap-around cardboard sixer that envelops the entire bottle, neck included, I've noticed a very significant difference in the beer. I think the examples I get here in Mississippi are actually quite good - no skunking at all. Very enjoyable. Of course, one has to compare my enjoyment scale to the other offerings available locally, which is to say, not much. Still, as a BJCP National judge, I find the PU quite enjoyable.
 

Tim Polster
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Post Number: 276
Registered: 11-2004
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Posted on Wednesday, June 04, 2008 - 02:41 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I agree,

I was fortunate enough to tour the brewery a year and a half ago and they took us down to the "old school" part where they don't filter the beer.

It was like tasting professional homewbrew!

Here are a few pics
 

Tony Legge
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Post Number: 352
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Posted on Wednesday, June 04, 2008 - 09:56 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I don't know Graham . . finding fresh un-skunked PU around here would be sumpin' to write home about.




Even finding PU at all around here would be something. At least you guys can get it.

I have had it in cans and must say it is better than in bottle.
 

Chris Storey
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Post Number: 62
Registered: 07-2004
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Posted on Wednesday, June 04, 2008 - 11:11 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Sure makes me jealous seeing the US prices on beer. I guess to you guys it's a hobby. To me, (Canada) it is a hobby and a necessity.


Chris
 

dhacker
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Posted on Wednesday, June 04, 2008 - 12:01 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hmmm . . I've pretty much given up even perusing the beer aisles anymore, but I'll need to keep an eye out for PU's wrap around packaging.

Nice pics, Tim!
 

The Jolly Brewer
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Username: Matfink

Post Number: 1955
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Posted on Wednesday, June 04, 2008 - 07:19 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

With the arrival of my daughter I've not brewed for over 6 months and am now having to buy beer. It makes you realise how much you save when you don't have a ready supply on tap.

I will have to brew soon, and now I have the financial incentive as well as the pleasure.
 

The Jolly Brewer
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Tim, I'm very jealous - that looks like great fun and a real piece of brewing history.
 

Ryan Messenger
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Posted on Thursday, June 05, 2008 - 03:11 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Great pictures, Tim! I know what some of you are saying about beer prices because I haden't purchased beer in quite a while until a couple weeks ago, and I was surprised how much the prices had gone up. Then I started to think about how much I save by making my own beer (and how much better it is than the stuff I can find at the store), and I felt all warm inside. Cheers!

(Message edited by rem on June 05, 2008)
 

Beertracker
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Posted on Thursday, June 05, 2008 - 12:46 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Great pics Tim! Thx for sharing. Nothing beats a fresh PU & it doesn't get any fresher than that.
 

Tim Polster
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Posted on Thursday, June 05, 2008 - 04:03 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I am glad to share.

Maybe I will post some more in a new thread as it was a special day.

It has been a year and a half since that trip and I should have posted some pics a long time ago.

I have been very busy and also fallen behind on brewing. It is a real shame to buy beer.

My kegs are dry right now and it hurts to think I won't be able to fill them for a while...
 

Bill Pierce
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Yes, thanks for the pictures, Tim. I've heard that the PU brewery complex is something like a small city, as well as being a working museum of industrial processes from the early 19th to the 21st centuries, with everything from micro-automation that almost controls itself to extremely labor-intensive methods no longer used anywhere else.

(Message edited by BillPierce on June 05, 2008)
 

Brad Petit
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Posted on Sunday, June 08, 2008 - 08:51 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I know I've said it here before but I'll say it again: Fresh PU in Prague made for one of my all-time favorite drinking experiences. I'll enjoy it in the U.S. on draft every now and then, and like any other green-bottle product, I' buy a 12er of the stuff but not a six-pack. (I've noticed the new sixer packaging but I don't want to take the risk.)

I'm in Europe right now and I'd really like to find some PU to see if the quality falls somewhere between American and Prague versions. I was at a bar in Paris last week that had it on draft but, alas, it was a Belgian-beer bar and I just couldn't pass up the Duchesse.