Friday, March 22, 2013

ATF... as such...

Gah... well here we are... running late.  Thank God for Shiner Bock.  Have you had Shiner Bock?  Glorious.  Just glorious.  I prefer Shiner Black... but... we takes what we can get.  Tonight... they had Shiner Bock... so ...  that's what we got.

On with it...

A:  Obviously.. I'm drinking Shiner.  That said... I have a question.  What do you think ranks as the finest mass production beer made in the South?  By South I mean... Confederacy here.  For the record.  I don't want to hear about some shit from New Mexico.  So... Shiner...  Sweetwater...  Abita... Red Brick probably has the finest label...  Consider this example...



Suspect college football indeed.  Try to give at least a top 3 here boys...  no need to limit it to the ones I listed.  Just your top 3 or top 5 beers from the South.

T: You people do not smoke enough.  I don't know what can be done with ya... bunch of no account slack jawed so-and-so's.  Get off your ass and start smoking.  At least a couple cigars a month.  Its a manly art.  Its a responsibility.  Dammit.  Oh... Ghurka.  As usual.

F:  Ruger Vaquero... .44 mag.


Ain't she pretty?  Love the thing.  Love it.  Its heavy... its impractical... it actually kind of hurts to shoot... and I love it to death.  I have a Winchester 94 also in .44 mag.  If I wasn't gonna do the matched pair obviously I'd rather have the Vaquero in 45lc... but.. come on.  .44 mag cowboy guns.  There is some serious cool factor there.

Ok kids...  you know the rules.

29 comments:

mjb said...

Drinking none. Smoking none. Shooting none. I suck.

mjb said...

You practice quick draw with that beast? What's the grip made of?

Raggededge said...

A: I like Landshark, Shiner Bock and Kentucky Ale. However, tonight I'm drinking Modelo Especial. Stoopid Mexicans, they sure know how to brew some good beer though.

T: Jaime Garcia – Limited Edition

F: Winchester Super X Black Shadow Field. Taking the boy turkey hunting in the morning.

Nate said...

I love modelo to man... DrWho's first beer love was Modelo Especial.

ya know they entered it in a champagne contest and it got the bronze medal?

No shit.

Jamie-R said...

"Have you had Shiner Bock?"

Are you taunting me? Been almost 4 years now, man.

Jamie-R said...

I miss the Southern Hospitality miss the boys miss Walmart not making my life easier. I tell my mum, country NSW girl, would have been better off there.

Luke said...

A: Shiner Premium (renamed from Shiner Blonde), I done been rickrolled by a brewer.

T: North Sea from Tinder Box, in my corncob.

F: LRB M14. Been lusting after one of these... http://www.aimsurplus.com/product.aspx?item=F1DSASA5816TAC&name=DSA+SA58+FAL+.308+16.25%22+Tactical+Rifle&groupid=11

Huckleberry said...

Top beers/brewers from the South...
Abita has to be near or at the top of that list. Consistently good beers of every style.
I have never been disappointed.
When I lived there, Carolina Brewery was damn, damn good, but you had to go to the brew house to get any.
Anyway, now that I'm homesick, on to the particulars:
A: Sol.
T: None. But, its not that I don't smoke, I just don't smoke on Fridays. One cigar a week, Sunday evenings on the porch. So really, you're just catching me on the wrong day.
F: A couple of .22s, one Marlin, one Taurus. Taking the niece and nephew out for their first shoot tomorrow morning and getting their rifles ready.

Res Ipsa said...

A: Auchentoshan 3 wood. Waterboy introduced me to this and I like it.

T: The aforementioned Warlord. My brother came for a visit and he has a new son to celebrate.

F: Sig P938 but tomorrow its a trip to the range and we'll work out some 1,000 yard shooting.

Nate said...

Res... What did ya think of that Warlord? had to take a couple hours to smoke didn't it? Damned thing is huge.

Matthew said...

A: Real Ale Pale Rye Ale (from Blanco, Texas)

T: I forgot to keep my humidor humid some months ago, and I don't feel like a pipe.

F: Sig P239 I bought years ago and haven't fired yet.

So 2 sloth fails and a local beer.

Doorstop said...
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Doorstop said...

A: Lagavulin 16-year Islay Scotch("the depth charge of single-malts"...It's no Maker's Mark, but it does warm a frigid soul like a salty, smokey peat campfire)
T: Camel Lights (got some Gurkha Empire VI maduros in the humidor for after my birthday celebration tomorrow night)
F: Sig SAS/Gen 2 P229 with add-on factory CNC-machined aluminum grips. AKA - the "anti-Glock" because the only plastic on it is the magazine follower. Or rather, I would be shooting it if ammo wasn't so hard to replace. Will be dipping into my reserves once IPDA season starts again in Michigan.

Van said...

Dominion from VA makes some good beers (DC area, so almost not the South anymore). Not sure if Mississippi Mud is still around, but good although a little "thin" for a black and tan. Shiner Bock and Black. Abita Dark. One of GA brewers has a chocolate stout.

Don't smoke, and shooting unlikely today.

allyn71 said...

A- 7 & 7

T- Bali Shag handroll on the way home after work last night.

F- New Bushmaster C-15 that the local shop had on the rack.

Price point was to good to pass up. In today's world a working Ar platform for $700 with a shitty Bushnell scope for kicks was causing some fiduciary media to burn a hole in the pocket. Of course they didn't have any ammo for it but that was to be expected.

From checking out the local shops big and small and watching the market at Gunbroker the run on guns and mags is losing steam, but the run on ammo is holding steady or even accelrating a little.

Freaking .22lr are going for $75 a brick, .15/rnd, and it is still only available online from those that are paying off the house with the proceeds. If you are looking for reloading supplies forget about it also retail. Arm and Leg for it online. If you can find what you are looking for. Primers and powder harder to find and more expensive than bullets.

Read an article today that quoted "Guns are the easy part, logistics is hard". Still true out there today.

allyn71 said...

Ruger Vaquero... .44 mag.

Ouch... Good thing it is cool, cause damn, your not gonna run to many through it in one sitting.

Chicks dig it though so it is worth it.

Res Ipsa said...

"What did ya think of that Warlord?"

It was a good smoke. It took 2hrs 20 mins to finish it off, and I left about a 1.75in butt.

I also got to try a Davidoff and a la aurora 1903 ruby this weekend. I've never been a fan of a perfecto sized cigar but the Davidoff in a perfecto is a good combination. I liked the taste of the la aurora a little better than the Warlord. I think the Warlord would make a great campfire smoke for elk camp.

The Auchentoshan 3 wood went along great with the smokes and the range time was a blast.

Susan said...

A new baby deserves a big smoke Res. Congrats on the newest member of your extended family.

Res Ipsa said...

Thank you Susan. I enjoy being an uncle. It's not much pay, but the hours suit me and the "work" is easy. I'm good at it too, but I get lots of practice, this makes #10 niece/nephew.

Nate said...

I think the most I've put through the ruger at one time is a box of 20.

I figure though... that's the same amount of lead that goes through a 9mm in about 50 rounds... so it evens out.

Susan said...

Ok, I have to share this. I just saw an article that says in Alabama its legal to marry your cousin but you can't brew beer at home. Its a felony in fact.

That is just so wrong. I can't believe that Mississippi beat you guys in legalizing homebrew./s

Home brewed or commercial microbrew is so good. Much better than the swill that is for sale at the corner market.

Nate said...

it is in fact illegal to home brew in Alabama. Absolutely fucking infuriating.

as for marrying your cousin... its legal everywhere... it only varies by degree... what kind of cousin? first cousin isn't legal anywhere... and to my knowledge neither is second. Third is legal is some states.

Susan said...

The article didn't say the degree of cousin. I was just stunned that you can't homebrew but you could marry a cousin.

I don't let myself think to long about the ickyness of marrying a cousin.

Oregon allows homebrew but you can't enter it in competition at the county or state fairs. Which sucks because I would rather go to a beer tasting, than a wine tasting any day.

Vidad said...

I smoke a cigar a day... or more.

I'm a tobacco evangelist. In fact, I just put this year's plants in the ground about a week ago.

As for Southern Beer... dang, I don't think I've ever had any. I buy six-packs of off-brand German stuff from Aldi's.

Vidad said...

"I don't let myself think to long about the ickyness of marrying a cousin."

Your cousins must not be as hot as mine...

Giraffe said...

I think the most I've put through the ruger at one time is a box of 20.


I have the Super Redhawk which is heavier. I love that thing, but I have to admit it is a struggle against flinching. One thing I have found that helped was to load 3 cylinders, and leave the other three with empties. You put two loaded rounds in adjacent cylinders so it isn't just alternating and give it a spin. Then when you are squeezing, you don't know if you have a live round or not. It tightened up my group quite a bit.

I've also been making my own cast bullets for it. I can load them down and they are a lot more pleasant.

Your cousins must not be as hot as mine...

!!!!!

Nate said...

Flinching isn't a problem.

Susan said...

Oh Vidad, I have some very hot cousins. I just have very definite ideas regarding the marrying of cousins.

bluto said...

First cousin marriage is legal in 19 states+DC (North Carolina prohibits double cousin marriage, which would mean the parents of the cousins are from the same families)
25 states prohibit first cousin marriage. 6 states allow it post a certain age (50-60 or if one party is sterile).
http://www.ncsl.org/issues-research/human-services/state-laws-regarding-marriages-between-first-cousi.aspx
A: Dominion is good, but what's best in the South is Bourbon.
T: It's been years since I last enjoyed a mellow Don Tomas. I'll have to find one now.
F: Just got a Virginian Dragoon in .44 from someone looking to buy a carry semi. In celebration of my fortune a range trip planned for Saturday.