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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:29 am
by Klickey
A big espresso to stop me from slapping myself to stay awake. :o

Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:31 pm
by Usacomp2k3
Enjoyed some Bailey's (Well a generic equivalent) with my coffee on one of my days off work yesterday. Would recommend again.

Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:42 pm
by bthylafh
Homemade cold brew, made with 8 O'Clock Coffee whole beans.

Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:09 pm
by a_non_moose
Ryan's (Bailey's Knockoff that's cheaper and larger) with my coffee while teleworking.

Now later in evening: Kroger's brand Concorde grape and a splash (tablespoon'ish) of grape vodka and Cruzan 151.

Nummy. Still miss Bacardi's version of 151.

Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:41 pm
by jdevers
Currently a nice Portuguese Porto Barros 20 year old port...out of a jelly jar, haha. Very few things can put you on a beautiful porch overlooking limestone cliffs in the middle of summer like a glass of port...even when it is cold and dreary outside with 3 months to go until spring. On my mind at least I imagine most happy old men in Portugal and Spain drink it out of simple glass cups instead of fine stemware.

Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:22 am
by Welch
Wiens Brewing Co. Apricot Wheat

Reaaally digging this beer. Extremely creamy, good head on it. It had me at Belgian Style, Fruit and Wheat.

Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:27 am
by monts
Coffee. Kinda necessary as I set off on another quiet drive across Australia. Just a lazy 5000 odd km from Western Australia to Queensland.

Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:50 am
by Anovoca
Starbucks: Kenya roast.

Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:55 am
by Heiwashin
You guys and your caffeine addictions. I'm drinking flavored water.

Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:44 pm
by just brew it!
Dogfish Head Siracusa Nera

Typical weird-ass (is that an oxymoron?) Dogfish Head beer. Hybrid of an Imperial Stout and a red wine (Syrah grapes), aged on oak. 10% ABV.

One of their better experimental brews. Not too sweet, not to dry. You can taste the beer, the grapes, and the oak, and it's deceptively smooth for a 10% beer.

Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:57 pm
by cheeselover
Coffee with milk. Nothing unusual, really.

Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:38 pm
by llisandro
"Pimm's winter cocktail" - Pimm's, Brandy, apple juice, mulling spices, piping hot.
Spouse loves mulled wine, i don't, so this was a compromise this Christmas. It was a big hit and wife is asking for it again tonight. Because it's zero outside. :o

Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:15 pm
by bthylafh
Laphroaig 10 again.

Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:00 pm
by JustAnEngineer
Hot Tea, decaffeinated.

Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:04 pm
by Welch
JustAnEngineer wrote:
Hot Tea, decaffeinated.



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I've never understood the allure of decaf? I suppose if you have negative effects from it? It always seemed like it tasted different to me, but that could be physcological.

I'm drinking a local coffee brew (no decaf :lol: ) from "North Pole Coffee" called "Musher's Blend". It's a local favorite. Very fortunate to have good brews of both the hot and cold types.

Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:09 pm
by JustAnEngineer
It's late on this side of the continent. I usually try not to drink caffeine after lunch unless it's really necessary.

Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:17 am
by just brew it!
Welch wrote:
I've never understood the allure of decaf? I suppose if you have negative effects from it? It always seemed like it tasted different to me, but that could be physcological.

Caffeine is bitter, so I imagine taking it out can affect the flavor. I've always thought that caffeine-free cola tastes a little different too, but that could be due to other differences in the recipe besides the caffeine.

Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:19 am
by llisandro
just brew it! wrote:
Dogfish Head Siracusa Nera

Typical weird-ass (is that an oxymoron?) Dogfish Head beer. Hybrid of an Imperial Stout and a red wine (Syrah grapes), aged on oak. 10% ABV.

One of their better experimental brews. Not too sweet, not to dry. You can taste the beer, the grapes, and the oak, and it's deceptively smooth for a 10% beer.


Just read an article about hops growing well in simulated Martian soil and my first thought was, "oh god, I bet Dogfish Head will be all over that." :roll:

Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:24 pm
by Kougar
Carbonated my first drink, made a 2-litre sugar-free sparkling lemonade with a DIY carbonation rig. I can't believe how much better the cheap powder mix tastes when carbonated at 40PSI, has a little extra bite. :D

I'm definitely hooked. I think I'm going to have to figure out a faucet filter system so I'll have a decent source of water. Definitely glad I upsized to the 20lb CO2 tank now. :P

Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:15 am
by Welch
Coconut La Croix.

But I was drinking this damn good "New Belgium - Honey Orange Tripel" last night

http://www.newbelgium.com/beer/honey-orange-tripel

A solid 10% Tripel. Not at strong as Silver Gulch Brewery's Quad "Timmy's Little Helper"

https://untappd.com/b/silver-gulch-brew ... er/1898872

Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:03 am
by AMD64Blondie
Recently got hooked on Americana huckleberry soda.
Quite difficult to find locally,so I'm hoping I can buy it online.

Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:20 am
by CScottG
-water.

But apparently I should be drinking something with alcohol ..in moderation of course:

https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/news/sto ... brain.aspx

Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:28 am
by CScottG
Welch wrote:
I suppose if you have negative effects from it?



I now get terrible headaches without caffeine, and I'm trying to reduce my intake slowly (..if painfully). Perhaps worse, the only headache medicine that seems to work worth a crap is extra strength Excedrin - which has caffeine (..and it may well be mostly why it "works").

Getting away from it isn't easy though - I drink a lot of tea at restaurants. I'm currently taking caffeine-free soda to certain restaurants where I drink that sort of thing with the meal (..like Coke with Tex-Mex), and at some point I think I'll have to do the same where I drink tea (which is just about everywhere else).

Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:39 am
by Welch
CScottG wrote:
Welch wrote:
I suppose if you have negative effects from it?



I now get terrible headaches without caffeine, and I'm trying to reduce my intake slowly (..if painfully). Perhaps worse, the only headache medicine that seems to work worth a crap is extra strength Excedrin - which has caffeine (..and it may well be mostly why it "works").

Getting away from it isn't easy though - I drink a lot of tea at restaurants. I'm currently taking caffeine-free soda to certain restaurants where I drink that sort of thing with the meal (..like Coke with Tex-Mex), and at some point I think I'll have to do the same where I drink tea (which is just about everywhere else).


Try real organic tart cherry juice and then green tea with tumeric and ginger. It will knock those headaches out fairly quick. If you can, I'd also go for a massage to get rid of some tension. Caffeine can be a hell of a drug :P, that is for sure. A long time ago I had that issue after drinking 4-5 cups of strong coffee a day. Found it to be mostly my diet. Cut out soda (I do La Croix instead), cut out most of the resteraunts, they mostly serve not good quality food unless you are going to fine dining.

Being the I.T. guy for a food distribution center for 10 years and my office upstairs I've come to know how cheap the quality is for a lot of restaurants. If you eat out a lot, you'll feel it, believe me.

Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:35 am
by demolition
At work right now and here it is usually coffee or water.

Right now I am having decaffeinated instant coffee with a bit of cocoa powder added (the plain stuff, not the sugary thing) and a bit of milk. While I usually drink regular black coffee, I like to spice it up in various ways from time to time. The flavors of ground cocoa and coffee goes along very well in my opinion and cocoa should even have several health benefits as long as you can drink it without sugar. :-) Like coffee, the bitter taste of pure cocoa is an acquired taste but not one that is harder to acquire than for coffee in my opinion. Once you get the hang of it it is very nice indeed and hard to live without, just like coffee.

If you go cold turkey from caffeine, it should not take more than about one week before you should be rid of all the symptoms. While it may feel bad during that week, it is quite easy and quick to kick compared to nicotine-addiction etc. While I do drink coffee most days, I am unsure just how addicted I am to caffeine. Some times I can go a couple of days without having coffee without any adverse effects. I get most of my coffee at work, so during the weekends it happens regularly that I don't drink any between Friday and Monday.

Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:32 am
by Heiwashin
CScottG wrote:
Welch wrote:
I suppose if you have negative effects from it?



I now get terrible headaches without caffeine, and I'm trying to reduce my intake slowly (..if painfully). Perhaps worse, the only headache medicine that seems to work worth a crap is extra strength Excedrin - which has caffeine (..and it may well be mostly why it "works").

Getting away from it isn't easy though - I drink a lot of tea at restaurants. I'm currently taking caffeine-free soda to certain restaurants where I drink that sort of thing with the meal (..like Coke with Tex-Mex), and at some point I think I'll have to do the same where I drink tea (which is just about everywhere else).



Yep you have withdrawal headaches which I used to get. The first time I cold turkey quit I had headaches so bad they induced vomiting. Caffeine isn't for everyone.

Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:31 pm
by Welch
Talking about cocoa, my wife has been making me soruced up bullet proof coffees in the morning. MCT oil (coconut oils refined) cocoa, spurlina powder and a few other things. The cocoa in that form was pretty darn tasty actually. Wasn't even hungry until about 3-4pm.

Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:18 pm
by Heiwashin
Drinking some Johnny Walker black. The waitress told me a story about how the only order she ever received for blue was an accident and the guy meant to order black. :lol: I must admit I think the prices on some drinks are silly. There's nothing that much mind blowingly better to justify 45$ a shot.

Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:09 pm
by just brew it!
Kirkland Signature Premium Small Batch Bourbon / Tennessee Straight Bourbon Whiskey / Aged 7 Years

(Egads that's a mouthful, but I'm just quoting what it says on the label.)

Costco's house brand. $30/liter. Caramel, oak, and vanilla; not too sweet; oak tannins aren't too in-your-face. Surprisingly smooth for a 103 proof liquor.

Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:23 pm
by Captain Ned
Costco brand bourbon?!?!

Good thing VT is a control state, or my self-enforced ban on distilled spirits would be out the window (yes, I've been able to stay off).