Camping Spirits

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  1. Hilldweller

    Hilldweller Well-Known Member

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    I'm usually a Scotch guy, cheap does fine for normal camping, Balvenie Caribean Cask for special occasions, but we've just re-opened the Lab for training and I've got the Quality Chemist here from Bardstown Bourbon Company so I ran out and bought a bottle of Fusion #5 that she developed herself. It comes with a little booklet of their process and I asked her to autograph it.

    Hilldweller's gone uptown.

    It will broached and appreciated this weekend while camping by a couple of waterfalls.

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    What's your poison?
     
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    Coors Light and Hot Damn Schnapps for me...I am really cheap.
     
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    Hilldweller Well-Known Member

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    I'll really confess now.
    When it's hot out, I'm often drinking Mike's Hard Lemonade. Kinda girly?

    But here's how that started.
    We were on a 2-week camping boondoggle and ran out of beer in rural VA. Set up the trailer and ran into the nearest town to restock. They didn't have anything that my wife and I could choke down so we picked up a box of Mike's as an experiment. It was the 8% varient, "Harder Lemonade", and, I tell you what, it has a pleasant punch to it.
    We were giggling away after that and now it just says "summer" to me.
     
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    firepit Well-Known Member

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    It's not that bad...You start busting out wine coolers then i will be concerned.
     
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    I don't drink much anymore. Miller High Life is the family beer. The Champagne of Beers, afterall. Bottles or Tall Boy cans, you can't go wrong. I'm waiting my state to get with the times, so to speak...

    We are known to grab a couple Boone's Farms Wines, complete with brown paper bags, and drink them at the campsite. My MIL with a brown bag in her hands is a fond memory for me. She said: "The whole bottle just for me?" So, I explained they are single serving selections. Here, Try the Blue One [LOL]
     
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    tfischer A bad day camping beats a good day at the office

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    I put my alcohol on the roof before setting up.

    That always lifts my spirits.
     
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    Gin, and plenty of it! I just finished a bottle of Aviation, and replaced it with Spruce Tip Gin from a local distillery. I also carry a bottle of rhubarb infused gin which is really good with ginger ale when it is hot out.

    My cocktails of choice are Gin and Tonic and Alaska Cocktail (Gin, Chartreuse, Orange Bitters), besides the above one.
     
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    Same here! I infuse gin with rhubarb that grows wild in my backyard. Local gin + Fever Tree tonic water and I am good for the night...
     
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    When it's my turn to buy.....I buy Old Milwaukee and say....How do they brew it so good
    and sell it so cheap?[:D]
     
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    Made me vomit a little in my mouth there, sir.

    I have a couple of local breweries that I like, know what their operation looks like, how clean it is, know their QC is good (use our instruments ;)).
    Orpheus Brewing in Atlanta, yum, some fancy-schmancy stuff going on there. Try "Transmigration of Souls" (10% alcohol) with something spicey.
    Love Oscar Blues. They brew in CO and close by here in Brevard, NC. Met their owner and a few brewmeisters. I like "Old Chub" around the fire.
    And Reformation Brewery is in the town next to where I dwell. Their "Jude" is a traditional Belgian Trippel that so smooth it makes you cry.

    I'm a beer snob by heritage. My great grandfather owned a brewery, was an old-world brewmeister, and two of my great uncles were also. When other kids were learning how to toss a baseball I was being taught the finer merrits of hops.
     
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    Good local beer is probably our biggest luxury while camping, besides the Aliner itself. We usually have all our groceries but still make a local stop for beer.
     
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    DiamondGirl Adventures with KODI in AZ

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    I go for whatever Moscato is selling at Costco. While DH drinks Kilt Lifter from Four Peaks Brewery or Moon Juice (7.1%) from San Tan Brewery.

    We will also have Cocktails for mixing things up. Depending on the mood. I bring my wine but I don’t always drink. It depends on how I’m feeling and if I have to watch over anyone. LOL.

    Happy Camping…[put&hy]
     
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    Brandy and water if it's chilly, gin and tonic if it's hot, but I wouldn't turn down a sip of that Balvenie...

    And to quote a friend "Lite beer is just mineral water with a yeast infection"
     
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    I usually boon dock camp in bear country so alcohol if at all must be in strict moderation.

    That is my way of avoiding campers who are really afraid of the woods.
     
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    May mix a shot or 2 of Corazon Anejo (tequila) w/ ginger beer, barley pops may include Sam Adams, Coronas, Blue Moon, etc...once upon a time, I spent a LOT of time w/ the Blue Ribbon cheer team as depicted below, pre wife era [8D]
     

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    Sounds like a team a Minnesota kid shoulda heard of, circa 2000 [CB]
     
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    Yep lol, from 1968 to the present, though the time spent cheering & beering slowed greatly over the years...
     
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    Boone's Farm evokes many a bad memory for me. It went down easy, and came back up just as easy. It was cheap, and all I could afford with a part time job while in high school. We would each buy a bottle of BF and a big bag of Funyuns. Yes sir, those were the days.....
     

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