||so what (if any) brands of beer are Tiki?
Joined: Aug 18, 2011
From: Forgotten Tiki Room. Pismo Beach, CA
|Posted: 2012-07-10 8:58 pm  Permalink|
Here Here ATP!! I agree totaly. Its like as if a ordinary bar that serves beer&wine and added bamboo and thatch. Would you classify that as a Tiki bar? No! Its needs the rest as ATP mentioned. TIKIS, and great exotic cocktails. Just as Donn Beach(Don the Beachcombers), Vic Bergeron(Trader Vics), and other mid-century Tiki bars set out to do. Other drinks were just added to be there to satisfy the occasional patron who did not want a tropical cocktail. Not trying to step on toes, but thats just the way I see it.
Its quite a dialogue when you intellectual giants get together.
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Joined: Apr 20, 2007
From: santa rosa, calif.
|Posted: 2012-07-12 07:51 am  Permalink|
Other drinks were just added to be there to satisfy the occasional patron who did not want a tropical cocktail.
Reminds me of my coworker that goes to one of the best brew pubs in the nation and gets upset that they don't have Bud Lite.
[ This Message was edited by: jingleheimerschmidt 2012-07-12 07:52 ]
Joined: Mar 05, 2008
From: Edmonton, AB, Canada
|Posted: 2012-07-12 6:25 pm  Permalink|
Derailed. Whether historically, as in old ads, or more recently in the form of coconut and Kona porters, there are brands of beer that have tried to associate themselves with tiki culture. It's worth exploring, as long as we keep the discussion relevant. Maybe we could put the debate of whether beer is tiki to bed and get back to the topic at hand? I promise no one is going to start to believe that beer is somehow more "tiki" than cocktails.
Joined: Aug 02, 2005
|Posted: 2012-07-31 11:37 pm  Permalink|
On 2012-07-08 13:52, JOHN-O wrote:
I dunno, can a stout really be "Tiki". It just seems so wrong.
Most tropical or hot weather climates usually have lagers as their standard beer. Think Red Stripe, Primo, or any Mexican beer.
That may be true today, but was not always true. "Foreign Extra Stout" also known as "Tropical Stout" was a mainstay of thirsty ex-pats in tropical climes. Originally it was exported from the UK at a hefty proof to survive the journey, but it was eventually made in the home countries themselves.
A few examples:
Dragon Stout from Jamaica
Strong Back Stout from the Bahamas
Stallion Stout from Barbados
Royal Extra Stout from Trinidad
Also Guiness Foreign Extra, which is brewed in multiple places in the Carribean.
Not sure if it's tiki, but it's definitely part of the larger tropical drink culture.
[ This Message was edited by: mbanu 2012-07-31 23:38 ]
Joined: Apr 24, 2003
From: San Diego
|Posted: 2012-09-08 09:33 am  Permalink|
Still, No Beer is, but I saw this and will share.
Today is Sour Beer Day (Sept.8th) SourBeerDay.com
*I do not know these people who posted this, somebody on TC prob'ly does*
Love the Otiose!
Joined: Jul 03, 2007
|Posted: 2012-09-15 7:45 pm  Permalink|
We had this and the Mana Wheat at the last Tx tiki party and they both got lots of positive comments.