Is cold beer better than warm beer?

Insomniac60 2013/08/02 09:14:08
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  • Scout 2013/08/02 16:35:22
    Most American beer has to be cold to cover up the bad taste. If you drink a good tasting beer, then it should be cool, not cold.
  • Dan 2013/08/02 13:13:01
    Has to be cold.
  • Recruit 2013/08/02 12:22:48
    I like mine to be cold.
  • MaryOz 2013/08/02 10:46:35
  • JMCC 2013/08/02 09:18:08
    That would rather depend on the sort of beer that it is.

    Much like wines, each beer has it's own ideal serving temperature (normally recommended by the brewery), but a really good cellarman will be influenced by customer preference...
  • Insomni... JMCC 2013/08/02 09:23:37
    JM, that is a truly non-committal answer on beer.
    Are you serious that there are actually "cellar men" for beer?
    Or you a wine person?
  • JMCC Insomni... 2013/08/02 09:48:12 (edited)
    Absolutely their are "cellarmen" - trained in the correct storage, "tapping", hygiene and management of beer.

    Big pubs or pub chains will have one man who tends to the environment controls of the cellars, coolers etc. and cleaning pipes and so on. They are also responsible for taking beer deliveries and training staff how to change barrels correctly to keep wastage to a minimum.

    With small pubs or bars where there is no dedicated cellarman, the brewery will normally offer to send one in to train the manager or owner...

    As to whether I prefer one or the other - it largely depends what mood I am in and the weather... ;)
  • Insomni... JMCC 2013/08/02 09:52:28
    Thank you. Being a wine vs beer fan - I had no idea it was so complicated.
  • JMCC Insomni... 2013/08/02 09:57:21
    Actually the principles are not so vastly different with the correct storage of wine management, but they are called "cellarmen" in French (of course).

    Cellier or if also a connoisseur, Sommelier
  • MaryOz JMCC 2013/08/02 10:47:11 (edited)
  • JMCC MaryOz 2013/08/02 10:58:00
    Actually I am not a fan of bitter...

    But it is a lot better than that chemically brewed stuff you Ozzies pass off as "beer", mind you as it barely has time to touch the sides I am even surprised whether the average dinky dye true blue Ozzie would notice anything but the temperature...

  • MaryOz JMCC 2013/08/02 11:02:04
  • JMCC MaryOz 2013/08/02 11:07:57
    When I was out there I drank my own fair share of Red Back, Fosters and VB...

    What I couldn't get over though was the beer marketed over here as Fosters is a lager and over there it is COMPLETELY different - like a cross between a bitter and a lager - with some aluminium thrown in for good measure....

  • MaryOz JMCC 2013/08/02 11:09:09
  • JMCC MaryOz 2013/08/02 11:12:16
    At least your wine industry is getting better - at least we don't see Coolibah on the shelves over here any more...
  • MaryOz JMCC 2013/08/02 11:47:50
  • JMCC MaryOz 2013/08/02 12:01:45
    No, I didn't... ;)

    Do they still make Coolibah?

    Boy that stuff was not far off petrol...
  • MaryOz JMCC 2013/08/02 12:06:39
  • JMCC MaryOz 2013/08/02 12:12:00
    One of the saddest things I ever saw was all the empty Coolibah boxes that littered the Todd river in Alice...
  • MaryOz JMCC 2013/08/02 12:14:56
  • JMCC MaryOz 2013/08/02 12:30:07
    I hope that it has helped.

    Certainly alcohol and petrol sniffing appeared to be a big problem in the NT - as was the attitude of some of the non Aboriginals.

    I remember reading an article in a Darwin local paper that described a road accident up there.

    Apparently two Aboriginals met up on the road - one was on the way in to town the other on the way back. Apparently they decided to sit down and get drunk together...

    Any way to cut a long story short, one of them was hit by a passing car, the driver picked him up and drove him to the nearest place he could get medical treatment.

    The accident was reported to the police, who promptly charged the Aboriginal for criminal damage...
  • MaryOz JMCC 2013/08/02 12:38:10
  • MaryOz JMCC 2013/08/02 12:16:00
  • JMCC MaryOz 2013/08/02 12:31:04

    That is one way to describe a wine that has barely finished fermenting I guess :)
  • MaryOz JMCC 2013/08/02 12:38:29

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