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Re: Backcountry beer
« Reply #30 on: August 17, 2012, 09:45:16 AM »
Keith - If I don't give you a hard time, who will?

I never turn my nose up at beer if someone offers it to me, but I think that's just courtesy. I've drank a lot of PBR at trailheads because people offered them. I have no problem drinking macro lagers. I drink Bud at the golf course because it's either that or Bud lite, or, heaven forbid, water. What kind of a jerk drinks water while they golf?
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Re: Backcountry beer
« Reply #31 on: August 17, 2012, 10:58:34 AM »
s*** beer is s*** beer, it has no appeal for me.  But hey, it looks good on you major.   ;)
Personally, I'd prefer muddy hoof water to MHL. 
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« Reply #32 on: August 17, 2012, 11:38:59 AM »
Oh, you won't drink an MGD but you will put pineapples on your pizza. Now I see we will never see eye to eye. ;)
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Re: Backcountry beer
« Reply #33 on: August 17, 2012, 02:30:13 PM »
Oh, you won't drink an MGD but you will put pineapples on your pizza. Now I see we will never see eye to eye. ;)

Obviously you've never had a properly prepared Hawaiian pizza.
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Re: Backcountry beer
« Reply #34 on: August 17, 2012, 05:03:36 PM »
Every islander I've met has been a bit off. . .
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Re: Backcountry beer
« Reply #35 on: August 17, 2012, 06:33:02 PM »
Every islander I've met has been a bit off. . .

I knew it was only a matter of time before we found something we agreed on.
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Re: Backcountry beer
« Reply #36 on: August 17, 2012, 06:34:01 PM »
Oh, you won't drink an MGD but you will put pineapples on your pizza. Now I see we will never see eye to eye. ;)

Obviously you've never had a properly prepared Hawaiian pizza.

Hell, I'll even take a lousy Dominoes Hawaiian pizza over MGD, let alone a properly prepared one...
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Re: Backcountry beer
« Reply #37 on: August 17, 2012, 06:38:19 PM »
Every islander I've met has been a bit off. . .

Especially ones from Rhode Island!    ;)
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Re: Backcountry beer
« Reply #38 on: August 17, 2012, 06:51:12 PM »
"It's only an island if you look at it from the water."
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Re: Backcountry beer
« Reply #39 on: August 17, 2012, 09:26:27 PM »
Every islander I've met has been a bit off. . .

I knew it was only a matter of time before we found something we agreed on.


Cracked
me up. ;D



Round here
we are able to wander the largest area of "wilderness" in the state of Colorado.
No motos allowed.  Not even a chainsaw to clear the trail
brother.


Just wondering if you can actually claim back-country on an island anymore? ???

Seems like if thirsty
you could just head down hill
and yer chances of crossing a beer might be pretty good?


heh.
Beer in the backcountry
nice
no matter your persuasion.



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Re: Backcountry beer
« Reply #40 on: August 17, 2012, 10:43:13 PM »
I went on a 3-day trip this summer and thought long and hard about bringing some Torpedo or Furious in cans, but decided to pack some dry goods instead...

That said, if I was going to pack in booze, I'd go for a flask of port.  A buddy of mine brought some on last year's canoe Manventure, and it was awesome at any time of the day.  Just smooth, rich, delicious and boozy. 

That link looks like total BS to me!  Not enough info to make a true judgment though.
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Re: Backcountry beer
« Reply #41 on: August 18, 2012, 12:35:49 AM »
Just wondering if you can actually claim back-country on an island anymore? ???

The island I live on, Hawaii Island (aka the Big Island) is the size of Connecticut.  85% of the island is inaccesable by car.  65% is only accessable on foot or by helicopter.  The island contains the largest mountain in the world (Mauna Loa - an active volcano)  which is also the tallest mountain in the world when measured from its base to its peak.  The island is comprised of 5 volcanoes, one extinct, one dormant, two active, and one erupting (the one I live on - Kilauea)   

There are 13 climatic zones in the world.  Hawaii Island has 11 of those 13 climatic zones.

When I travel across the island from Hilo to Kona I take the Saddle Road which crosses the saddle between Mauna Kea (13,796ft.) and Mauna Loa (13,679ft.).  I go from sea level to the high spot on the Saddle Rd. in 45 minutes.  That high spot is at 7,369ft, which is higher than the Flatirons in Boulder.

I thought about living in Colorado, but decided it is too urban for me (and WAAAY to f-ing cold!).   ;)
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Re: Backcountry beer
« Reply #42 on: August 18, 2012, 12:41:33 AM »
Oh, you won't drink an MGD but you will put pineapples on your pizza. Now I see we will never see eye to eye. ;)

Not true.  We both agree that boiled peanuts are the food of the gods, no?
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« Reply #43 on: August 18, 2012, 06:33:12 AM »
boiled peanuts are ambrosia, they especially do it right in Georgia. But I can not abide pineapples on a pizza. Ever.

Granted, I'm sticking up for sh!t beer more than I have a heart to drink it, but I'll take an MGD over a pineapple pizza an day.

And to all you naysayers, I guarandamntee you that if you had been in 90-100 degree heat for 3-4 days on bone dry mountains and you were handed a dripping wet, ice cold beer .... ANY BEER .... you'd drink it. And for most of you pansy boys I bet the circumstances would,'t even need to half ... no, a quarter as tuff. ;)
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Re: Backcountry beer
« Reply #44 on: August 18, 2012, 09:08:05 AM »
Granted, I'm sticking up for sh!t beer more than I have a heart to drink it, but I'll take an MGD over a pineapple pizza an day.

A small-batch IPA is not inherently better than a macro lager. If you like one better than the other, that's fine, but that's just like, your opinion, man. I wish my opinions were objectively true, but I can't prove them yet. In the meantime I'll keep telling people YDIW.
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