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Title: Dental Crowns and IPAs
Post by: roguejim on January 07, 2011, 11:57:28 AM
I went in for the first procedure in getting an old tooth/crown removed to be replaced with a new one.  There was a cavity under the old crown that had to be gotten to, so, good bye $900 crown.  It was a two hour procedure with a bit of novocaine and other bondos to fill the drilled out tooth stump.  When I got home, I went straight to the fridge and pulled out a new, untried bottle of Oakshire's IPA.  The initial taste set me back as the worst flavor I'd ever encountered in a beer of any kind.  It had a strong mint/plastic finish that was truly shocking.  I choked down about half the 22 ouncer, and dumped the rest.  I emailed Denny immediately asking if Oakshire used some odd spice or other ingredient in its IPA.  I intended to call the brewery the next morning and tell them they had an infected batch being sold at the local Fred Meyer's.  Good thing I didn't.  After emailing Denny, I went and pulled a pint of homebrew from a keg and was shocked to find the exact same infection!  Well...the light bulb went on immediately, and a lesson was learned about drinking beer immediately after having dental work done.  Don't do it.  Well, I guess I'll be buying another bottle of Oakshire's IPA which Denny insisted, is awesome!  I'm sure it is, just not after dental work.
Title: Re: Dental Crowns and IPAs
Post by: denny on January 07, 2011, 03:34:40 PM
Live and learn, dude!
Title: Re: Dental Crowns and IPAs
Post by: onthekeg on January 07, 2011, 04:54:19 PM
I refrain from brushing my teeth before I have a beer for the same reasons...
Title: Re: Dental Crowns and IPAs
Post by: Norm! on January 07, 2011, 05:03:23 PM
I brush my teeth with beer!  ;D
Title: Re: Dental Crowns and IPAs
Post by: tschmidlin on January 07, 2011, 05:04:13 PM
I had the same experience last time I had dental work done, the beer tasted awful several hours later.  But I figured it was the dental work, not the beer :)

Denny is right, the Oakshire IPA is great. ;D
Title: Re: Dental Crowns and IPAs
Post by: Kit B on January 10, 2011, 10:13:07 PM
Maybe they need to add instructions like "Rinse & repeat".
The more you drink it & rinse your mouth, the better it'll taste.
I've made it a policy to have 2, after each routine dentist appointment.

An appointment as serious as yours may require something a little more substantial.
Title: Re: Dental Crowns and IPAs
Post by: tomsawyer on January 10, 2011, 10:25:47 PM
I brew a mean IPA and the secret ingredient is Orajel.  You quit drinking once you can't feel your mouth.
Title: Re: Dental Crowns and IPAs
Post by: alikocho on January 11, 2011, 02:49:52 AM
Had a similar experience with an Imperial IPA shortly after a root canal last year. I'm resistant to novocaine, so had been given a large amount, which may have also explained the dribbling.