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  1. 11 Dec '09 14:32
    Myself and 7 mates recently competed in The WCoB.... this entailed all 8 of us beng allocated 4 national beers/lagers from the competing nations at next years World Cup...

    Some were difficult to get hold of - Paraguay, North Korea, Ghana and The Ivory Coast being the worst offenders! One of the lads even rang The Ivorian Embassy in London to see if they could help! Another of the lads sent a letter to Roque Santa Cruz to see if he could aid in getting a Paraguayan beer!

    Anyway, for the beers that weren't readily accessible, 'substitutes' were found, so we had 32 beers to sample last Saturday night!

    Although we knew which countries were 'playing' each other, the actual sampling was done in unmarked glasses - so it lead to some 'big' names departing in the 1st round.... USA's Budweiser fell, as did Germany's Becks and Holland's Amstel!
    Italy's Peroni went in the 2nd round along with England's Carling....

    To cut a long story short the final 4 were:
    Winners: Russia (a sub for Slovenia) - can't remember the name of it!
    Runner-Up: Denmark - Carlsberg Export
    3rd Place: Australia - Fosters ( a remarkable result to say that we'd all said we hated it before the comp began!)
    4th Place: Peru (a sub for Chile I think!)

    It must be said, that the longer the competition went on, the more difficult it became to judge one beer over another!
    However, it was an excellent way to spend 7 hours on a Saturday night!!!
  2. 11 Dec '09 14:34
    Oh yeah, we sent photos to 442 Magazine, and they rang up and interviewed a couple of the lads...so it may well appear in one of the future editions!
  3. 11 Dec '09 15:28
    Nice idea.

    But Carling for England? Bit of a Graham Taylor selection, that, isn't it?
  4. 11 Dec '09 16:13
    Originally posted by mtthw
    Nice idea.

    But Carling for England? Bit of a Graham Taylor selection, that, isn't it?
    Perhaps the immediate elimination of Budweiser will teach Yank beer makers that is worldwide recognized swill! But Foster's made it past the first round? I figured you Brits as having better taste in beer!
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    11 Dec '09 17:25
    Originally posted by blade68
    Myself and 7 mates recently competed in The WCoB.... this entailed all 8 of us beng allocated 4 national beers/lagers from the competing nations at next years World Cup...

    Some were difficult to get hold of - Paraguay, North Korea, Ghana and The Ivory Coast being the worst offenders! One of the lads even rang The Ivorian Embassy in London to see if they c ...[text shortened]... another!
    However, it was an excellent way to spend 7 hours on a Saturday night!!!
    Thanks for the great idea!
  6. 11 Dec '09 20:20 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by scacchipazzo
    Perhaps the immediate elimination of Budweiser will teach Yank beer makers that is worldwide recognized swill! But Foster's made it past the first round? I figured you Brits as having better taste in beer!
    They're not Brits. I disown them
  7. 11 Dec '09 21:17
    Originally posted by mtthw
    Nice idea.

    But Carling for England? Bit of a Graham Taylor selection, that, isn't it?
    It wasn't my choice!

  8. 11 Dec '09 21:19
    Originally posted by scacchipazzo
    Perhaps the immediate elimination of Budweiser will teach Yank beer makers that is worldwide recognized swill! But Foster's made it past the first round? I figured you Brits as having better taste in beer!
    Like I said, to a man we al said we didn't like Fosters before the comp began... it just shows how much influence a nice bottle and a fancy label has on your taste buds sometimes!
  9. 11 Dec '09 21:20
    Originally posted by jimslyp69
    They're not Brits. I disown them
    None of us are Brits...we're all English!

    I suggest you undertake 32 different beers over 7 hours and see how easy it is to spot the beer you think you like!
  10. 11 Dec '09 21:31
    Originally posted by blade68
    None of us are Brits...we're all English!

    I suggest you undertake 32 different beers over 7 hours and see how easy it is to spot the beer you think you like!
    Leave it to you English to find any excuse to get snockered! I admire the stamina of your livers, but thanks, but no thanks! I drink for the enjoyment, never for the amount. I hope you guys had plenty of greasy snacks to wash down with the swill in the Beer Cup contest!
  11. 11 Dec '09 22:30
    Originally posted by scacchipazzo
    Leave it to you English to find any excuse to get snockered! I admire the stamina of your livers, but thanks, but no thanks! I drink for the enjoyment, never for the amount. I hope you guys had plenty of greasy snacks to wash down with the swill in the Beer Cup contest!
    Actually, there was a very cosmopolitan flavour to the fare aswell....

    Bratwurst from Germany
    Some kind of smelly cheese fondu from France
    ..and Sushi from Japan (although I think that got regurgitated late on!)
  12. 11 Dec '09 23:15
    Originally posted by blade68
    Actually, there was a very cosmopolitan flavour to the fare aswell....

    Bratwurst from Germany
    Some kind of smelly cheese fondu from France
    ..and Sushi from Japan (although I think that got regurgitated late on!)
    Sounds fun. Stateside we prefer hot and greasy snacks, as in spicy wings, (brats are good as well), chips and salsa, guacamole. Sushi and beer? Nah! I'll stick to less cosmopolitan and more pedestrian fare. For afterwards a spicy black bean soup with beer in the broth is a must!

    You may be English but ya'll are Brits since 1603 as well! I do know you nver seem to support one another as you have seen from robbie carrobie's posts on backing everyone but the England!
  13. 11 Dec '09 23:22
    Originally posted by scacchipazzo

    You may be English but ya'll are Brits since 1603 as well! I do know you nver seem to support one another as you have seen from robbie carrobie's posts on backing everyone but the England![/b]
    In all honesty, it never used to bother me - whether English, Scottish, Welsh or Northern Irish...
    But then a few years ago the Jocks stopped singing 'God Save The Queen' and started singing 'Flower of Jockland' at events...and then I realised that the only Union Jacks that were ever waved, were waved by England fans...

    Ask a Jock if he's British and see what he says (ask Robbie Carrobie!)
    And for this reason, if anyone now asks me - I'm English!

  14. 12 Dec '09 00:04
    Originally posted by blade68
    In all honesty, it never used to bother me - whether English, Scottish, Welsh or Northern Irish...
    But then a few years ago the Jocks stopped singing 'God Save The Queen' and started singing 'Flower of Jockland' at events...and then I realised that the only Union Jacks that were ever waved, were waved by England fans...

    Ask a Jock if he's British and se ...[text shortened]... ys (ask Robbie Carrobie!)
    And for this reason, if anyone now asks me - I'm English!

    in that you are absolutely corrrect! Carrobie has flatly stated he is a Scot and nothing else. Me? It has never bothered me one bit whatever frictions Brits might have with one another. It can get entertaining yet I felt insluted by proxy when Andy Murray showed up in a Paraguay shirt in the 06 WC round of 16 match or whatever round it was! I support England unless, as in this WC, USA and England are in the same group although both should advance! I now see most Englisg on RHP fly the English flag not the U.Jack, Scots theirs and so on. I am part Irish so admire the Irish spunk and scrappiness. I admire Scottish bravado. But England is the grandpappy of them all. Yet without an Irishman, Wellington, England might be speaking French right now! Without Locke, a Scot, America would have not been born. Who knows. Ya'll are an entertaining bunch indeed! Keep it up!
  15. 12 Dec '09 02:18
    Originally posted by scacchipazzo
    in that you are absolutely corrrect! Carrobie has flatly stated he is a Scot and nothing else. Me? It has never bothered me one bit whatever frictions Brits might have with one another. It can get entertaining yet I felt insluted by proxy when Andy Murray showed up in a Paraguay shirt in the 06 WC round of 16 match or whatever round it was! I support En ...[text shortened]... merica would have not been born. Who knows. Ya'll are an entertaining bunch indeed! Keep it up!
    I'm pleased we amuse you!