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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Royals fan torments Cardinals fans in St. Louis beer contest

The only person associated with the Royals to cheer for this summer.

A recent transplant to St. Louis, Hoffmann visited a new Flying Saucer Draught Emporium, which has an award for people in their UFO Club who drink 200 different beers from the menu.

The first person to complete the task receives a commemorative plate with their name on it to be placed in the establishment’s “Ring of Honor.”

Only Hoffman planned a twist.

The engraving would say Don Denkinger, whose name still evokes awful memories for Cardinal fans who haven’t gotten over losing the 1985 World Series to the Royals.

“It is definitely to get under the skin of Cardinal fans,” Hoffmann said. “One of the most common things I would hear when I told people I was moving from KC to St. Louis was: ‘At least now you can be a fan of a real baseball team’ or something to that extent.

“There is so much cockiness coming from the fans here, and putting up a Royals-themed plate just didn’t seem like it would take things far enough.”

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: May 29, 2013 at 04:48 PM | 18 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: beer, cardinals, royals

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   1. Howie Menckel Posted: May 29, 2013 at 09:17 PM (#4455202)

Pass.

   2. bigglou115 Posted: May 29, 2013 at 11:34 PM (#4455362)
Pretty sure the Saucer requires 300 different beers for the plate, and you get a $100 tab for one night. I'm at 216 here in LR, and I don't have a plate so...
   3. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: May 30, 2013 at 07:18 AM (#4455465)
I didn't realize the Flying Saucer thing was a chain. I went to the one in Fort Worth.
   4. Rants Mulliniks Posted: May 30, 2013 at 07:59 AM (#4455471)
I drank 107 different kinds of beer that I'd never tried before, over the 100 days I lived in Denver during the summer of 2000. I also had probably a dozen or so more that I'd had before. I was coming from a place where there was only two micros available and maybe 10-15 imports, so pretty much anything I tried was new.
   5. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: May 30, 2013 at 08:45 AM (#4455498)
#### Pete Kozma.
   6. The Clarence Thomas of BBTF (scott) Posted: May 30, 2013 at 09:42 AM (#4455549)
This is kind of awesome.
   7. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: May 30, 2013 at 09:45 AM (#4455550)
Does anyone keep a notebook to keep track of different beers or whiskeys they've tried? I find I can never remember the names or the qualities of stuff I've sampled so I can get it again later. So far I've resisted the nerdiness of jotting down notes, but I may have to start.
   8. A big pile of nonsense (gef the talking mongoose) Posted: May 30, 2013 at 09:48 AM (#4455552)
I'm at 216 here in LR, and I don't have a plate so...


Never have liked beer, despite sporadic attempts at cultivating a taste for the stuff back in my 20s & 30s, but I used to get, IIRC, hard cider there back before Crohn's ruled out such beverages for me. Ditto for Vino's, which every now & then had it on tap. (Flying Saucer might have as well. I haven't been there in probably 12 years, & before that I probably dropped by Vino's 50 times for every visit I made to FS, for whatever reason. Detectives believe the paucity of parking in the River Market District [assuming that I'm correctly remembering that designation] might have been involved.)
   9. Ron J2 Posted: May 30, 2013 at 09:51 AM (#4455557)
#7 We're statheads. Doesn't everybody have a database on this -- and other topics of potential interests.

Actually one of my friends is a compulsive collector of music. And after he'd discovered he'd paid for a third copy of something he'd never gotten around to listening to he in fact started a database to keep track.
   10. Hang down your head, Tom Foley Posted: May 30, 2013 at 10:05 AM (#4455575)
I can never remember the names or the qualities of stuff

Then you're doing it right.
   11. BDC Posted: May 30, 2013 at 10:12 AM (#4455582)
Does anyone keep a notebook to keep track of different beers or whiskeys they've tried?

I believe there's an app for these things (probably a choice of many, given the nature of apps). I've had beer with people who've spent the entire length of their pint entering data about it into their phone :)
   12. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: May 30, 2013 at 10:19 AM (#4455595)
Then you're doing it right.

heh!

I've had beer with people who've spent the entire length of their pint entering data about it into their phone :)

I don't want to be one of those guys. I just want to keep track of name/style and then a quick thumbs up or thumbs down or, at most, a ranking of 1 to 5 or something. I don't want to get into whether I detect a hint of saltwater taffy and a subtle brazil nut aftertaste with just a hint of oak...
   13. McCoy Posted: May 30, 2013 at 10:24 AM (#4455606)
Does anyone keep a notebook to keep track of different beers or whiskeys they've tried? I find I can never remember the names or the qualities of stuff I've sampled so I can get it again later. So far I've resisted the nerdiness of jotting down notes, but I may have to start.

I knew a woman who does this for wine but then again she wants to be a master sommelier.
   14. Ron J2 Posted: May 30, 2013 at 10:45 AM (#4455634)
#13 I've got a friend who simply decided to go through every dry red on offer from the LCBO (and keep track of the ones he liked). Not sure how far he's got in his project, but I do know he found a few nice price/quality combinations in the Chilean.
   15. Rants Mulliniks Posted: May 30, 2013 at 10:48 AM (#4455637)
I kept a list that summer, but that was the only time I ever have. I figure I've tried close to 1000 beers, which is a lot when you live where I do and have never been to the UK, Germany or Belgium.

price/quality combinations in the Chilean.


I don't know #### about wine, but I do like the price and the taste of Chilean and Argentinian reds.
   16. Petunia inquires about ponies Posted: May 31, 2013 at 12:40 PM (#4456909)
My wife and I tried every dol sot bi bim bap in Oakland and kept a notebook.
   17. McCoy Posted: May 31, 2013 at 12:50 PM (#4456920)
Argentinian Malbecs are really tasty and cheap as compared to other varietals from other countries.
   18. The District Attorney Posted: May 31, 2013 at 12:53 PM (#4456923)
We're statheads. Doesn't everybody have a database on this -- and other topics of potential interests.
Rob Neyer has often mentioned that he keeps some kind of crazy database about every movie he sees, and apparently he sees a few dozen per year.

Jay Jaffe is a big Untappd guy.

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