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What's wrong with kegged beer and nitrogen instead of carbonation?
They're shite is what's wrong with them.

You want a proper cask and a hand pump for a decent pint. None of this artificial modern rubbish.

(Unfortunately, neither is readily available in Switzerland )
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They're shite is what's wrong with them.

You want a proper cask and a hand pump and someone who knows to take the nozzle out of the drink when charging the handle for the second draught for a decent pint. None of this artificial modern rubbish.

(Unfortunately, neither is readily available in Switzerland )
you forgot a key bit...

Not to go too far off topic, but do any 'English' pubs have decent cask ales?
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Such a shame, I was with you until you used those horrible words...
yeah, please help me out here and explain why using words the pubs in Amerika use is sickening to you? ... being that I spent my last 45 years there...

* Smooth flow (also known as cream flow, nitrokeg, or just smooth) is the name brewers give to draught beers pressurized with a partial nitrogen gas blend. (from wiki)

Unless it's this (Keg has become a term of contempt used by some, particularly in Britain, since the 1960s when pasteurized draught beers started replacing traditional cask beers.)

which I can't really help, because there are these things called laws and regulations that the poor people living and working in the industry in the US sorta kinda have to follow... and being a beer enthusiast I tried to understand what it was they do and the words they use so I could order the right beer that suits my taste buds.

I too do not like past your eyes beer (pasteurized) either... it's why I migrated to home brew.... and when pouring Guinness outside of the US, do they use CO2 ? or Smooth flow?
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For dark bier (dunkel) the Rathouse brewery in luzern is superb.

Ittinger klosterbrau is the best 'mass Bier' and that's a bit on the dark side.
When I get a chance to swing by Luzern, I'll be sure to have a pint or 3 of the Rathouse dunkel... as for now, being that we just moved here in July, ...up to December, I was on a very strict budget, I was given a BuGa pass, and told I could go explore GraubŁnden with my daughter by my wife, (the working and salaried half of the family)... I was the houseman full time. Now, I'm employed a couple days a week... so I don't have to be so frugal

The Ittinger Klosterbrau, I have tried and it's ok, tho not a favorite.
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They're shite is what's wrong with them.

You want a proper cask and a hand pump for a decent pint. None of this artificial modern rubbish.

(Unfortunately, neither is readily available in Switzerland )
I thought I was picky.... it's a good thing I'm willing to drink dark modern rubbish, as being here in Switzerland would make my mouth and throat dry up waiting on cask and hand pumped bier
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When I get a chance to swing by Luzern, I'll be sure to have a pint or 3 of the Rathouse dunkel... as for now, being that we just moved here in July, ...up to December, I was on a very strict budget, I was given a BuGa pass, and told I could go explore GraubŁnden with my daughter by my wife, (the working and salaried half of the family)... I was the houseman full time. Now, I'm employed a couple days a week... so I don't have to be so frugal

The Ittinger Klosterbrau, I have tried and it's ok, tho not a favorite.
Is that a Brewpub or a standalone brewery?
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Is that a Brewpub or a standalone brewery?
I don't know but if I spend money getting there, I'm gonna ask someone to get me some bier please. .... if it's a just a brewery, I hope they give tours
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I thought I was picky.... it's a good thing I'm willing to drink dark modern rubbish, as being here in Switzerland would make my mouth and throat dry up waiting on cask and hand pumped bier
You're not wrong there.

Mind, if you're happy with Swiss and bottled, the Adler brewery in Schwanden GL do some rather pleasant dark beers.

Drop me a PM if you're heading that way and I'll join you.
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You're not wrong there.

Mind, if you're happy with Swiss and bottled, the Adler brewery in Schwanden GL do some rather pleasant dark beers.

Drop me a PM if you're heading that way and I'll join you.
I will be sure to, it's only an hour and 20 minutes by my modes of travel

http://goo.gl/maps/AXHNB

So far the only bottle bier that I can say I'm truly very happy with is that Locher Appenzeller Schwarzer Kristall that I stumbled upon yesterday... it was heaven in a bottle. Tho I'm always willing to try others.
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Alas not, but I'd still be up for a pint or six.
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Re: Swiss Beer Appreciation Thread

me too, then just pour me onto the last bus back to Chur
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You're not wrong there.

Mind, if you're happy with Swiss and bottled, the Adler brewery in Schwanden GL do some rather pleasant dark beers.

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I will be sure to, it's only an hour and 20 minutes by my modes of travel

http://goo.gl/maps/AXHNB

So far the only bottle bier that I can say I'm truly very happy with is that Locher Appenzeller Schwarzer Kristall that I stumbled upon yesterday... it was heaven in a bottle. Tho I'm always willing to try others.
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me too, then just pour me onto the last bus back to Chur

So who's organising an event?
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So who's organising an event?
I am. Elsewhere.
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Re: Swiss Beer Appreciation Thread

Hand pump cask ales are generally great- last time I was in London, I hunted up a side-street pub that had about 20+ hand-pumps, all from local/micro-brewers, as well as a fantastic selection of independent brewery stuff- bottle-conditioned ales, etc. It was a fantastic time and every beer I tried was awesome. Still wasn't able to find somebody that stocked "Sink the Bismarck" by Brewdog, however...

That being said, I do also have a place on my taste buds for nitro beer. It just has a different texture that's enjoyable.

Last, why do restaurants here put so much head on the beer? The beer drinking process here seems like:
  1. Suck down 3 inches of lager-flavored dishwater.
  2. Belch.
  3. Now you can drink your beer...
WUWT?
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Re: Swiss Beer Appreciation Thread

I have one bottle left of Sink the Bismark at the Mousetrap pub.

I got just one case for Christmas, doubt I'll get any more again until December, a ridiculous "beer"!
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I have one bottle left of Sink the Bismark at the Mousetrap pub.

I got just one case for Christmas, doubt I'll get any more again until December, a ridiculous "beer"!
I'm feeling sporty- what does it go for, and is it worth it?
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Another local ancient small brewery* in Baden producing decent beer: Muller (http://www.brauerei-mueller.ch/home). Only tried their "Gold" which is very drinkable on a scorching afternoon, basically a regular beer for a lazy cafe afternoon.


Worth trying if you see it. They do dunkels too.


*If a brewery has been around since the 1800s should you call it a microbrewery, even if it seems to have a small circulation?
<ahem> they have it at Hooters on Langstrasse, or so i was "told".
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Don't be sorry... I have not been to any breweries, I have just searched for dark bier on the shelves in the Coop, Aldi and that Diener place in Migros...
I've been here since the 7th of July and I'm on foot and take the bus and train, if someone knows of an other place in Graubunden other than the World Bier Market in the Chur Bahnhoff to find porters, stouts, dark ale and dark lagers... I'm all ears.
I believe if one loves pale yellow fizzy water, there is a ton of beer to select from. I unfortunately do not like it. My dad drank it and I grew up trying it, it wasn't till I was in the Navy and sitting in an Amsterdam pub, drinking an amber bier by Hertog Jan that I realized I liked bier and that it could taste different from Budweiser.
While living in Seattle, my house was 5 blocks away from this place http://nakedcitybrewing.com/
I admit, I got spoiled of being able to have a different dark bier every time I went in for a pint. They have a rotating Nitro tap, and every other day they go through a keg and put a different one on... absolutely wonderful.


That sounds great!. I'm from Portland and love the NW brews.

Just so you know you can find some great advice on beers in Switzerland, by Canton, at bov.ch

Also, a service I run (not trying to advertise here) which I go to breweries each month and hand select various beers is www.swiss-beer-abo.ch.

I also organize an annual craft beer festival in Rapperswil at the castle:

http://www.bierfactory.ch/craft-bier-festival/?lang=en

The next one will be Sept 1, 2013.

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So who's organising an event?
Sept 1 this year for the beer festival in Rapperswil or come by the Bier Factory for a Blackbier.
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Sept 1 this year for the beer festival in Rapperswil or come by the Bier Factory for a Blackbier.
I'll second this one! I had a blast volunteering last year!
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