Really excellent review. Already wanted to check out Shields' book, but now I'm even more intrigued.
Well, I be crying now, the happy tears. Why do u start writing the positive articles? This now agenda? Old city paper, negative, self hating, self loathing, pot stirrers. Truth1 miss.
I'm crying to this moment, crying the tears.
Well.... I'll drink to that!!
Well done, both david shields and jeff Allen.
Where is "Carolina brand" rice ubiquitous? Certainly not in lowcountry grocery stores. Watermaid, Mahatma, and Blue Ribbon are the local standbys.
When Sean Brock puts rice at the center of every meal, I'll consider him a lowcountry chef.
Well done Mr. Moss.
Stories like this one are why I read the City Paper. Thanks so much.
By all means, see yourself out.
And be quick about it.
We don't want the saloon door to hit you in the ass.
warwit = poe.
The self-righteousness in here is so loud that I think I'll have to see myself out now. I would advise some of you to read up on your beer before attempting to confront me again. It's clear that you lack the culture and maturity to have this conversion, and your petulant responses only reaffirm my perception of those who drink sissy beer.
OK. Now I get it.
"Sissy beer" comes from local brewers. It's really fresh and made in small batches. It may have a skunky aroma and a strong, bitter flavor with a relatively high alcohol content. If you drink it, it will immediately lower your testosterone by 65% and cause you to start wearing pastel colored polo shirts with a popped collar.
"Manly beer" drinkers expect their brew of choice to be produced in 15,000 gallon batches, in a factory, far far away, with a shelf life measured in months. Manly beers should all taste alike, and have the color of urine and the flavor of fermented rice and beechwood. You can easily spot manly beer drinkers from a distance. They will be dressed as either redneck fisherman, ice mountaineers or beach volleyball competitors. They are frequently accompanied by their dogs, usually Dalmatians or Jack Russell terriers named "Spuds".
"Manly beer" drinkers are crazy ass, try anything once type, non conformist risk takers who are "Up for Whatever". Just so long as "whatever" doesn't involve drinking dark, strongly flavored beer with a relatively high alcohol content. There are some risks which are just not worth taking....
Someone should link this thread to the marketing department of InBev/Anheuser Busch. They are having relatively good success at convincing certain "Manly" men that mass produced swill is better than local craft brew. Of course, those are probably the same "Manly" men who prefer a week old loaf of Wonderbread to something baked fresh 6 hours ago in a local Publix bakery department.
Well, that's all for me.
I need to change in to my plaid Docker shorts and pastel yellow polo shirt with the popped collar, put on my Sperry topsiders, grab my fanny pack and head on down to Holy City Brewing for a pint or two of that testosterone lowering Pluff Mud Porter or Overly Friendly IPA....
"if I lacked intelligence to the point of literally not knowing what fried chicken was, I'd keep my mouth shut."
You would think that, yet you continue.
Jaxx, are you still butthurt that you got called out for saying something that was factually false? Or are you just misguided?
It seems if I lacked intelligence to the point of literally not knowing what fried chicken was, I'd keep my mouth shut.
We see the path you've chosen.
Troll. That's my thought. Pour some more syrup on your fried chicken patty ya wuss.
I seem to have offended the craft beer fanatics. I guess what's done is done, but for what it's worth I wasn't calling each of you pussies individually. Allow me to explain.
I was simply pointing out that in a region where traditional American values of ruggedness and being a real man are at an all-time low, sissy beer does nothing to help the problem.
To read the article, you'd come away with the impression that the economic benefit of the craft beer industry in this town outweighed the negative implications on our culture. Judging by how there's a funny-dressed potsmoker on every street corner in this city, I'm simply suggesting that such eccentricity might not be necessary at this juncture.
Warwit-less would have us all believe that:
1. He only drinks beer that he brews himself.
2. All craft beer is fruity, sissy stuff.
3. If you support craft brewers (small businessmen) you are a wussy.
One fly in the ointment - most craft brewers start out as home brewers, brewing fruity, hoppy IPA styles. "Manly" lager style beers are difficult to produce in a home or small batch brewery setup.
So it begs this question: "What style of beer is warwit brewing and consuming?"
I suspect his finest product is his "Troll's Nitwit Pils", infused with a double scoop of unobtainium and aged in used motor oil containers left over from the last oil change he did himself.
So, to sum up: Warwit holds craft and home brewing styles in low esteem, but brews and drinks them anyway. Hmmm.
You have to admire a man who doesn't rely on others to do things for him. He probably performed his own lobotomy, too.....
"I only bring up the fact that I exclusively drink beer I brew myself in response to your arrogance."
Arrogance is calling people pussies based on the things they like to drink (in which you imply you are a manly man because you don't drink it). I don't care if people drink PBR lagers or IPAs. That is their choice. If you actually knew anything about the local craft brewing industry, you would understand that the most popular styles were completely fruit free. As for brewing my own, I have done that at home for almost a decade, and I have even brewed commercially a couple times. Your spirit knowledge is unimpressive.
North Charleston does not have it's own schools so the zoning is based on county not city borders.
Oh yeah, and if we want to start taking personal jabs (even though I don't like Budweiser), I would say that perhaps you all should explore brewing your own beer. That's the way of a true beer connoisseur. I only bring up the fact that I exclusively drink beer I brew myself in response to your arrogance. I just think it prudent that you know the level of spirits knowledge you're dealing with.
If I don't seem impressed with you paying another man to brew your beer, forgive me. Though your defensiveness betrays you and because this is only a news comment section, I'll let you all slide this time. But don't expect to get a high five from your father in law when he hears about you paying some 19 year old high school dropout to change your oil.
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