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  • Ed's '100 Beers of Solitude' BeerLOG

    Needed a space for discussing the beers I am committed to drink for my latest Shares and Staking Offer. I know - it sounds like a stroke of genius - however.... If all goes to schedule I have 20 days to play 100 cash buy-in tournaments and drink 100 beers. So average 5 a day of each. That's a bit more poker than usual for me - but a drastic reduction in the beers. Anyone wants to discuss their preferred brews or give me any suggestions feel free to post here. umbup:umbup: Ed
    Last edited by EdinFreeMan; Tue Aug 13, 2013, 06:33 PM.
    4 Time Bracelet Winner



  • #2
    BEER NUMBER 1

    McEwans Champion

    It has 'No1' on the neck label - so quite apt to kick off my new tournament run. Also I am obviously hoping to be a 'Champion' at these tourneys.

    To be honest, what was the largest brewery in Edinburgh, now partly redeveloped, partly still a building site, which was based on a large site to the west of the centre of Edinburgh alongside the canal, and was the main contributor to Edinburgh smelling like a brewery as you came in along the Western Approach Road - produced few beers I was particularly fond of, and this is my favourite of their current range. Its quite dark and rich, and at 7.3% ABV also quite 'efficient' if you know what I mean.

    One bottle should last me through an MTT even if I run deep - especially as I shall be sipping it delicately from a small wine glass and concentrating on my game!

    MORE BEERS LATER!

    Ed
    4 Time Bracelet Winner


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    • #3
      Originally posted by EdinFreeMan View Post
      BEER NUMBER 1 McEwans Champion It has 'No1' on the neck label - so quite apt to kick off my new tournament run. Also I am obviously hoping to be a 'Champion' at these tourneys. To be honest, what was the largest brewery in Edinburgh, now partly redeveloped, partly still a building site, which was based on a large site to the west of the centre of Edinburgh alongside the canal, and was the main contributor to Edinburgh smelling like a brewery as you came in along the Western Approach Road - produced few beers I was particularly fond of, and this is my favourite of their current range. Its quite dark and rich, and at 7.3% ABV also quite 'efficient' if you know what I mean. One bottle should last me through an MTT even if I run deep - especially as I shall be sipping it delicately from a small wine glass and concentrating on my game! MORE BEERS LATER! Ed
      Gl 2 us ED.. enjoy the 'beerfest" /.. if we win ..I might just drink a few Castle Lagers on you umbup: nic

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      • #4
        If you want a brew from my city try the Little Creatures Pale Ale. Nice brew.

        gl in the poker too lol

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        • #5
          Originally posted by EdinFreeMan View Post
          So average 5 a day of each.

          That's a bit more poker than usual for me - but a drastic reduction in the beers.
          I lolled. Have fun!
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          • #6
            Multitabling the beers with a positive ROI is a solid brag.
            Cheers!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by GamblingProp View Post
              Multitabling the beers with a positive ROI is a solid brag.
              Cheers!
              That's definitely the plan!

              Unfortunately the first beer lasted longer than the first tournament - don't think I've ever taken over 77 minutes to drink a 500ml bottle of beer before in my life - (well, maybe the first one ever when I was twelve or something).

              The time of 77 minutes taken from my tracker software - currently showing ROI minus 100% - not terrible though, just looking at the 69 hands I had dealt me - one AKo, (in the blinds - called a raise oop and missed a co-ordinated medium cards board) one AQs (exit hand) one JJ (gave up on having raised pre and tried one c-bet on Ace high flop) and one 66 (called behind missed and folded flop) did not have too many opportunities.

              Thinking that I need to buy 'BeerTracker4' for this thread though.

              Ed
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              • #8
                Just been looking at the 'Castle Lager' and 'Little Creatures Pale Ale' websites. Don't think I have ever tried either of those, but the Little Creatures Pale Ale especially looks very much the style of beer I would really like - though a nice lager is always welcome. I will certainly be drinking some of our excellent Scottish Pale Ale - so many good wee breweries up here nowadays. I will check my local specialist beer outlet though as a good chance they would have these South African and Aussie brews as well.

                Thanks for the info.

                Now better look for a couple of games and drink a couple more, or I will have to drink 9 tomorrow to keep up - which would be a little bit...... still below average....



                Ed
                4 Time Bracelet Winner


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                • #9
                  Beer No2 - A bottle of Cairngorm Breweries 'Trade Winds' a beer I have always liked from the barrel of any bar with a well kept cellar, it is also pretty good from the bottle. A hint of elderflower but not too much, very quaffable, though not weak at 4.3%.

                  This accompanying my second tourney, my first STT - a $1.50 Fifty50 - and then I will carry my glass through to the PSO WCOOP Special training room.

                  Ed
                  4 Time Bracelet Winner


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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by EdinFreeMan View Post
                    BEER NUMBER 1 McEwans Champion Its quite dark and rich, and at 7.3% ABV also quite 'efficient' if you know what I mean.
                    Sounds like a very nice beer to sip over an hour, similar to? [IMG]//media.beeroverip.org/beers/leffe-brune-2.jpg[/IMG]

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by ForrestFive View Post
                      Sounds like a very nice beer to sip over an hour, similar to? [IMG]//media.beeroverip.org/beers/leffe-brune-2.jpg[/IMG]
                      Not really much like Leffe - my memory of it at least - which could be a bit 'hazy' I tend to go for the blonde Leffe not brown - or more often a large bottle of La Chouffe perfecty for sharing - (with myself). My third tourney beer was in fact a French 'supermarket stubby' lager - found in the fridge - I shall comment more on those tomorrow - but hopefully have some Belgian brews in the course of this run too. Off for a good nights sleep - back at the tables tomorrow afternoon. Cheers all umbup:umbup: Ed
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                      • #12
                        Hey Ed,
                        I do agree with Birdayy's chose of brew but can be a little pricey.

                        My favorite brew is Coopers Pale ALe.
                        http://www.coopers.com.au/?coopers15...-beer/pale-ale

                        But if you like a bit of punch with your brew try James Boag's Premium at 5% from Tasmania.
                        http://www.boags.com.au/#/brands/pre...ar/background/

                        What is your favourite brew ed I might give it a try.

                        Cheers Chuckkky

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                        • #13
                          not sure if you can get it in uk

                          but drank a lot of Tusker larger when in Kenya

                          Grade b
                          I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught. ~Winston Churchill

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by EdinFreeMan View Post
                            BEER NUMBER 1 McEwans Champion ... what was the largest brewery in Edinburgh
                            Gosh, lately I've been soo thirsty I don't drink a lot, but it's been interesting hearing all about these different beer brands. But it looks like they don't sell this brand in Toronto? Does everybody have a big selection of imported beers available where you live? In Ontario, these two multi-national beer corporations (Anheuser-Busch InBev, and Molson Coors Brewing Company) have a monopoly on the sale of beer at this one store called 'The Beer Store', so most of the beer that gets sold in the province is theirs. And I guess they don't keep in supply too much of the competition ... this list here looks like quite a bit, but if they don't offer one of Scotland's most popular brands (and don't offer ant from Australia), then it sounds like maybe we're missing out? http://www.thebeerstore.ca/beers/sea...size=0&=Submit We get Guinness from Ireland ... yum And they seem to carry something in stock called 'Crest Super' with a 10% ABV? This is the selection of 'UK' beers available in Ontario ... are any of them Scottish?:

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                            Last edited by TrustySam; Thu Aug 15, 2013, 07:42 PM.

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                            • #15
                              Hi Ed A similar question to Sam's Ed Is there much of a Canadian Brew contingency across the pond? Any chance u may enjoy a pint or two? One of the prettiest towns in the country to have a Brewery is in Creemore Ontario They use copper kettle, don't pasteurize and use spring-water from a local fast moving cold source. The nearby Mad River is gorgeous, and the small community is a real throwback in time. Many of their unique brews are centuries old German inspired. Been fun following your Brewgress (brand new word) umbup:Ed
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