Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Part 1: Room temperature beer...Part 2: Line break bullshit

In the winter months, room temperature beer is where it's at.

Chilled beer is hard to taste; furthermore, it imparts unwanted chilliness to you.

...I'm not saying that if you've been out painting your house all day in July, a couple of cold ones aren't going to go down pretty nice. Because they certainly are.

What I am saying is, of a February eve — the brutal Southern California elements screaming past the windows of your poorly insulated home — a nice room-temperature pint is going to be your do-right all-night beer.

Speaking of beer, Craftsman Brewing Co. here in Pasadena is the most consistently fantastic (not to mention adventurous) brewery I have encountered. They do not currently bottle, which is a terrible state of affairs.


At 11:26 AM, Aristotle

I don't know if this is effect real or imagined, but I think room temperature beer makes me much dizzier, much quicker.

At 1:25 PM, Julie

I believe that is true, since bodies absorb body-temperature liquids. Cold beer would need to warm to body temperature (inside the body) to be fully absorbed, while room-temperature beer is already closer to your body's temperature.

At 1:44 PM, Anonymous

In the spirit of SCIENCE I will drink at least 6 pints of room temperature Boddington's for dinner tonight and record the delta-t between beer one and full-on buzz.


At 2:33 PM, Anonymous

lady I like my beer cold and my coffee hot, wether it's high summer or deep winter. I'll even add ICE to my beer!

*insert evil cackle here*

~Bernado DeFuego, III

At 2:52 PM, Julie

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At 2:54 PM, Julie

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At 3:00 PM, Julie


wtf is up with line breaks, all misbehaving

At 3:01 PM, Julie

So Bernardo: ewwwwwDeez: If I were the government, I would award you a tremendous grant, right now, on the spot, to further your important research.

At 3:02 PM, Julie

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At 3:02 PM, Julie

see that, right there - it removed my line breaks between ewww and Deez. Why? Because I used an italics tag?

At 7:46 PM, Jake

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At 10:32 PM, Jon

I'm going to learn how to comment in people's blogger blogs, at least w/r/t line breaks.

Right here.

At 10:37 PM, Julie

I am going to attempt to re-create the comment that began all this fascist bullshit:

-----The comment I originally intended to make------

Someone: some words in italics...

Another person: A non-italicized thing that was preceded by two distinct line breaks

At 10:39 PM, Julie

Now it is time for me to point out something bizarre.

That apparent ellipsis was entered AFTER two line breaks, not as punctuation.

Here is my conclusion: if you use the < i > tag, whatever line breaks that come directly after it will be ignored.

This madness will be broken once you enter some more characters after whatever is directly follows the < i > tag.

At 6:14 AM, Anonymous

I am totally putting ice in my line breaks, yo.

~Tito Wenceslas

At 7:44 AM, Julie


At 8:11 AM, Jake

people in Europe drink their linebreaks the correct way.


At 10:44 AM, Anonymous

Results: Six pints turned into nine by the end of the evening, and full on buzzedness hit about 40 minutes in (about halfway through pint four). Next week I will repeat the experiment with chilled beer and report back.


At 1:48 PM, Anonymous

I was just discussing this with Josh/Diffy today! I found (somewhat to my surprise) that the whole myth of British beer being warm or room temperature is not only over-exagerated (a better descriptor is "cellar temperature" and rather cool), but that all of the beer actually tasted better. Julie, thank you for representing America in this discussion here. FOR THE US OF A -- JULIE! Not only did it taste better, but it was more pleasant to drink, resulting in less "full" feelings, though that may have been the result of how much friggin' walking we did.

We have taken to leaving our beer on the bar table or whatever for upwards of half an hour to try and recapture the delicious. (Our beer snobbery has reached new heights [even if you, Julie, are seriously wrong about Newcastle].)


At 3:41 PM, Lagomorpho

I've recently become a rabid devoted fan of Guinness beer (only from tap) and I imagine that it would taste fantastic at room temp. I am yet to test this out.


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