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malto
09-09-2008, 07:24
hey all, my name is Mark and I already "introduced" myself in the Politics and Controversy forum and got some interesting reactions...a guy named Dave is already ignoring me which is pretty cool for just a few innocuous posts.

I live forty miles from NYC but work in the city. I like to spend time with my family participating in assorted sports, building tree forts, catching crabs at the beach, all the usual Ward Cleaver stuff. I've been into music, of every sort, pretty much forever and I'm fairly well versed in every genre from doo-wop to ska to country to rock to blues to whatever. Also art and design. I also really dig history and the most recent book I've read is about the history of oysters in NYC (sounds boring but actually amazing stuff and hits on topics from economics to the environment to the birth of restaurant culture in 19th century America). Before that it was a book about the history of catapults and trebuchets and how to make working models of the same (boys love to launch stuff).

Beer is definitely my forte and where most of my knowledge lays but I'm really a fan of anything that tastes good so I'm not exclusionary. I'll drink wine, port ,scotch, bourbon, gin, tequila etc. Not a big vodka fan. I enjoy good food from the stinkiest nastiest cheese to Thai to Indian to whatever the local farmers market has. I make a killer pizza. I don't know much about bourbon but I'm here to learn.

This is probably way more than anyone wants to know so I'll stop now. see ya in the forums.

spun_cookie
09-09-2008, 07:28
Welcome to the fold Mark... Look forward to you "non" off topic posts..

barturtle
09-09-2008, 07:36
Welcome, Mark.

Any favorite beers or whiskies?

Since you dig history you may wish to check out Sam Cecil's The Evolution of the Bourbon Whiskey Industry in Kentucky.

Sijan
09-09-2008, 07:49
Welcome! I'm also a fan of good beers. Lately my favorite has been St. Bernardus Abt. 12. I just wish I could find some place in the DC area that has it on top.

malto
09-09-2008, 07:54
Welcome, Mark.

Any favorite beers or whiskies?

Since you dig history you may wish to check out Sam Cecil's The Evolution of the Bourbon Whiskey Industry in Kentucky.

favorite beers...long list but I drink mostly American "craft brew" and Belgians but I'm no beer snob, I just like what I like.... lately any beers from Saint Bernardus especially the tripel and the 12(quadrupel). Most recent IPA to spark my interest is Green Flash from CA. Excellent west coast IPA.
I've had a few very nice bottles of Allagash Interlude lately as well as their Curieux, a Belgian style tripel aged in (there ya go) bourbon barrels.Also it's the time of year to be diving in on Oktoberfests and this year's Spaten is damn fine.Lastly, Captain Lawrence beers from here in NY.

the book sounds right up my alley...available in bookstores or maybe a better chance of finding it on line?

malto
09-09-2008, 08:01
Welcome! I'm also a fan of good beers. Lately my favorite has been St. Bernardus Abt. 12. I just wish I could find some place in the DC area that has it on top.

too funny as I just mentioned the 12....I'll assume you meant on tap, not top.
I'm pretty sure it's a bottle conditioned beer so not sure how it would be on tap and I've never seen it served that way. It's funny, in Belgium there does not seem to be much desire to see certain bottle conditioned beers served on tap and it appears the reason that some brewers there are going that route is to serve the American market. For some beers it makes sense, for others perhaps less so as the beer gains complexity as it ages in the bottle. But there's no right or wrong, just personal preference.

smokinjoe
09-09-2008, 08:36
hey all, my name is Mark and I already "introduced" myself in the Politics and Controversy forum and got some interesting reactions...a guy named Dave is already ignoring me which is pretty cool for just a few innocuous posts.

I live forty miles from NYC but work in the city. I like to spend time with my family participating in assorted sports, building tree forts, catching crabs at the beach, all the usual Ward Cleaver stuff. I've been into music, of every sort, pretty much forever and I'm fairly well versed in every genre from doo-wop to ska to country to rock to blues to whatever. Also art and design. I also really dig history and the most recent book I've read is about the history of oysters in NYC (sounds boring but actually amazing stuff and hits on topics from economics to the environment to the birth of restaurant culture in 19th century America). Before that it was a book about the history of catapults and trebuchets and how to make working models of the same (boys love to launch stuff).

Beer is definitely my forte and where most of my knowledge lays but I'm really a fan of anything that tastes good so I'm not exclusionary. I'll drink wine, port ,scotch, bourbon, gin, tequila etc. Not a big vodka fan. I enjoy good food from the stinkiest nastiest cheese to Thai to Indian to whatever the local farmers market has. I make a killer pizza. I don't know much about bourbon but I'm here to learn.

This is probably way more than anyone wants to know so I'll stop now. see ya in the forums.

Welcome, Mark. Referencing "Leave it to Beaver", and catching crabs, all in the same sentence! :lol: Now, we're talkin'!! :D Seriously, thanks for the intro, and I hope you enjoy your trek through Bourbonia.

Cheers!

JOE

Slob
09-09-2008, 09:30
Nassau County checking in.

barturtle
09-09-2008, 11:45
favorite beers...long list but I drink mostly American "craft brew" and Belgians but I'm no beer snob, I just like what I like.... lately any beers from Saint Bernardus especially the tripel and the 12(quadrupel). Most recent IPA to spark my interest is Green Flash from CA. Excellent west coast IPA.
I've had a few very nice bottles of Allagash Interlude lately as well as their Curieux, a Belgian style tripel aged in (there ya go) bourbon barrels.Also it's the time of year to be diving in on Oktoberfests and this year's Spaten is damn fine.Lastly, Captain Lawrence beers from here in NY.

the book sounds right up my alley...available in bookstores or maybe a better chance of finding it on line?

I have similar quaffing patterns. Mostly Belgian Sours and Gueuze with a good smattering of Micros and some Brits and Germans mixed in to keep it interesting:slappin:

Your best bet would probably be online for the book, though many of the distillery gift-shops stock it.

Sijan
09-09-2008, 12:38
too funny as I just mentioned the 12....I'll assume you meant on tap, not top.
I'm pretty sure it's a bottle conditioned beer so not sure how it would be on tap and I've never seen it served that way. It's funny, in Belgium there does not seem to be much desire to see certain bottle conditioned beers served on tap and it appears the reason that some brewers there are going that route is to serve the American market. For some beers it makes sense, for others perhaps less so as the beer gains complexity as it ages in the bottle. But there's no right or wrong, just personal preference.

Yeah, on tap. I had it on tap at a place in Philly a few weeks ago and it was delicious.

We have several places in DC that serve Belgian beers on tap, but I haven't found the Bernardus Abt. 12 on tap yet around here.

I generally like darker, maltier beers, sometimes yeasty ones. Prefer sweeter stouts to drier stouts. Not big on bitter hoppiness. No IPAs for me.

CorvallisCracker
09-09-2008, 13:12
hey all, my name is Mark

Hi Mark! Welcome to SB.com!



and I already "introduced" myself in the Politics and Controversy forum

Sorry, don't read that one much. Call me a rebel, but I'm here to discuss bourbon.


and got some interesting reactions...a guy named Dave is already ignoring me which is pretty cool for just a few innocuous posts.

Speaking as someone who's ignored by nearly everyone here, I have to say I'm not impressed.


I like to spend time with my family participating in assorted sports, building tree forts, catching crabs at the beach...into music, of every sort, pretty much forever and I'm fairly well versed in every genre from doo-wop to ska to country to rock to blues to whatever. Also art and design...I'm really a fan of anything that tastes good so I'm not exclusionary. I'll drink wine, port ,scotch, bourbon, gin, tequila etc. Not a big vodka fan. I enjoy good food from the stinkiest nastiest cheese to Thai to Indian to whatever the local farmers market has. I make a killer pizza.

Whoa, Mark, in the interests of time and space maybe you shoulda just listed what you don't like.


I also really dig history

Wouldn't that make you an archaeologist?


(boys love to launch stuff).

Oh, the possibilities...


Turning to Dan's post:

I generally like darker, maltier beers, sometimes yeasty ones. Prefer sweeter stouts to drier stouts. Not big on bitter hoppiness. No IPAs for me.

I like to believe that you are what you drink. I drink lots of IPA (full-bodied, bitter...)

But maybe that principle is only half right, 'cause Dan is definitely not dark...

malto
09-09-2008, 14:13
for my fellow Long Islander, nice avatar
for Tim...a fellow geueze drinker?....excellent
for Sijan...let me guess...Monk's Cafe in Philly?
for Cracker....I spewed on about myself as someone here accused
me of providing no info on myself...I like overkill.
and yes, boys of all ages like to launch stuff.
And I dig history so that actually makes me a beatnik archeologist, daddy-0

thanks all

fishnbowljoe
09-09-2008, 15:15
Hello Mark, Welcome to the site. There's lot of stuff here that will fit right in with some of your interests. Hope you have fun. Joe

Sijan
09-10-2008, 07:41
for Sijan...let me guess...Monk's Cafe in Philly?


No, it was at Eulogy Belgian Tavern in the Old City area.

http://www.eulogybar.com/

wintermute
09-18-2008, 10:27
Welcome Malto. Nassau Co. resident here. Hopefully you've had a chance to stop by and sample the wares at Black Forest Brew Haus, Bluepoint Brewery, and Brickyard Brewery. Black Forest is probably the most creative of the bunch. I stopped in to have some of their Schwartzbier the other day.

Mark
09-20-2008, 20:31
OK, I'm Mark but not the Mark from Long Island...call me midwest mark. i've been lurking here for a few months, found lots of great stuff to read, but i have a question that i've not found answered directly, or maybe found answered too many ways -- all bourbons seem praised here! As it should be. But what about recommendations for the novice buyer? Maybe because the forums are too many and too detailed for such a simple question, but I want some simple recommendations -- what bourbon should i buy? What's a bottle I'll love having and be sorry to finish the last of? I am relatively new to bourbon, but I have always liked Jack Daniels on the rocks, and I also enjoy single malt whiskeys a lot (and hate blended scotches). So i'd much appreciate tips on bourbons that are not the cheapest but not the most expensive -- under $40 maybe. I do like beer, and I don't like mixed drinks much. I like whiskey neat or on the rocks, and care more for flavor than it being 'smooth.' So, any tips for this novice bourbon fan would be much appreciated, especially something i'd likely be able to find at a good liquor store in Michigan. Thanks! This is a wonderful site, by the way, lots of spirit! Thanks again.

mozilla
09-21-2008, 06:21
Hello Mark,
this is a prime example of thread hijacking. Please post a new thread in the Newbie area that introduces you and then take a look at Sijans(Dan) recommendations for beginers (http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8142). Hope you find a few that you enjoy.
Cheers!