If you could have a beer with anyone ...

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by TheFlern, May 8, 2012.

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  1. akolb

    akolb Initiate (0) Aug 8, 2015 Colorado

    Edward Abbey
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  2. NizzleEGizzle

    NizzleEGizzle Initiate (0) Feb 25, 2015 New York


    David Foster Wallace
    JK Rowling
    George RR Martin
    Walt Whitman
    Thom Yorke
    Spike Jonze

    Could probably go 25 deep easy, but these are top of mind.
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  3. Rback

    Rback Initiate (127) Feb 26, 2012 New York

  4. Joshmistake

    Joshmistake Initiate (0) Sep 4, 2012 Minnesota

    He was one of the greats...and just seemed like a nice dude prior to going blind and beating up on his wife :slight_frown:
  5. Premo88

    Premo88 Poo-Bah (2,150) Jun 6, 2010 Texas

    Stone's Greg Koch

    (with about a million honorable mentions, including Kurt Vonnegut, Evelyn Waugh, Lee Trevino, James McMurtry, Ken Hitchcock and Lindy Ruff)
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  6. Bgonzo

    Bgonzo Initiate (0) Jul 27, 2014 Kansas

    Hunter Thompson while sharing an imperial stout aged in Chivas barrels.
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  7. PorterPro125

    PorterPro125 Champion (851) Jan 19, 2013 Canada (NB)

    I'm thinking Steve McQueen or maybe Clint Eastwood
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  8. Pourharddrinkslow

    Pourharddrinkslow Initiate (0) Oct 12, 2014 South Carolina

    whoa, as a self-proclaimed baseball historian I can't believe I wasn't aware of his wife's accusations. Not to turn this into a thread about Puckett, he was an amazing player, but I retract my previous statement, I would not ever want to have shared a drink with him
  9. tripledbrew

    tripledbrew Initiate (0) Dec 2, 2011 Kentucky

    Chesty Puller and Smedley Butler.
  10. Brutaltruth

    Brutaltruth Poo-Bah (4,286) Mar 22, 2014 Ohio

    I'll second that and toss in my fav---Blind Blake....or Blind Boy Fuller.

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  11. lester619

    lester619 Initiate (0) Apr 17, 2009 Wisconsin

    John Daly. Chain smoking and selling merchandise from his RV the minimum legal distance from Augusta National property. Then we would go to Hooters.
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  12. rgordon

    rgordon Meyvn (1,320) Apr 26, 2012 North Carolina

    Huey Long, Joseph Stalin, Adolph Hitler, Winston Churchill, and Franklin D. Roosevelt all together in Paris, 1929.
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  13. surfcaster

    surfcaster Zealot (526) Apr 20, 2013 North Carolina

    Keep your hands >3 ft from his mouth. Very credible source said he wiped out 2 or 3 pitchers, close to 100 wings and pack of cigs on a night after play here a bit ago at the then known as Wachovia golf tourney (before smoking banned in restaurants in NC).

    Missed the cut, I believe.
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  14. WillDavis707

    WillDavis707 Initiate (0) Jul 26, 2015 California

    This is pretty much the same question as "what historical figure would you like to meet"

    So if we count dead people id have to say Nikola Tesla

    Alive, id probably say Sam from Dogfish Head, and we would drink some homebrew.
  15. lester619

    lester619 Initiate (0) Apr 17, 2009 Wisconsin

    My all time favorite athlete.
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  16. surfcaster

    surfcaster Zealot (526) Apr 20, 2013 North Carolina

    Oh--and they went out afterwards.:slight_smile:
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  17. PatrickCT

    PatrickCT Poo-Bah (2,319) Feb 18, 2015 Connecticut

    Me at age 21.
  18. surfcaster

    surfcaster Zealot (526) Apr 20, 2013 North Carolina

    Winston Churchill in a London pub with a cask bitter.
  19. lester619

    lester619 Initiate (0) Apr 17, 2009 Wisconsin

    If you could go back to 1929 and get Hitler and Stalin in the same room you would have the opportunity to save a whole lot of people a whole lot of trouble.
  20. Mlkluther

    Mlkluther Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2014 Canada (AB)

    Arthur Guinness.

    But actually I'd love to have sat in a pub with a bitter with C.S. Lewis.
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  21. Squire

    Squire Poo-Bah (2,803) Jul 16, 2015 Mississippi
    Society Trader

    I don't think I would spend time with any politician.
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  22. csurowiec

    csurowiec Initiate (0) Mar 7, 2010 Maryland

    My grandfather, Michael Surowiec. He died in 1992 before craft beer was everywhere and he was a Polish immigrant who thought American beer in the 80's was crap and missed the "good" beer he could get in Poland back in the day. He would absolutely love the beer choices in today's market.
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  23. puck1225

    puck1225 Poo-Bah (4,341) Dec 22, 2013 Texas
    Society Trader

    Rocky Blier.
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  24. JaefromLA

    JaefromLA Initiate (0) May 19, 2015 California

    Maybe Bas Rutten.. Oh how bout Ian McKaye!
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  25. Dandrewjohn

    Dandrewjohn Initiate (140) Apr 13, 2013 Texas

    Neil Degrasse Tyson
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  26. ArsMoriendiOU818

    ArsMoriendiOU818 Champion (846) Nov 5, 2013 Virginia

    With Anthony Bourdain, somewhere far far away.
  27. BWood

    BWood Initiate (0) Jan 4, 2015 California

    But the boys couldn't drink because they are minors....
  28. BWood

    BWood Initiate (0) Jan 4, 2015 California

    I would love to have a high end BA stout with my father. Parabola or something like that. My father passed away before I got into craft beer. I think he would have enjoyed it.
  29. chuckpalka

    chuckpalka Initiate (176) Aug 29, 2006 Illinois

    The first one to come to mind would a Pabst Blue Ribbon with Dennis Hopper
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  30. BrownAleBollocks

    BrownAleBollocks Zealot (529) Nov 18, 2014 Kansas

    I think I would go with garrett oliver. His book brewmasters table is one of my favorites and I think he would be a really interesting guy to talk beer with. All of his experiences and travels, definitely a cool guy to hear stories from. After that I think it would be really neat to have a beer with the brewmasters at fuller smith turner.
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  31. lic217

    lic217 Savant (925) Aug 10, 2010 Connecticut

    My future self.
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  32. MacMalt

    MacMalt Poo-Bah (5,854) Jan 28, 2015 New Jersey
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    Brian Jones and Irving Thalberg.
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  33. GabberGod

    GabberGod Initiate (0) Jul 25, 2014 California

    I'd drink a case of the new budweiser with some native americans.....Just so I could say I shared "America" with the Indians! :stuck_out_tongue:
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  34. Joshmistake

    Joshmistake Initiate (0) Sep 4, 2012 Minnesota

    He was accused but never charged...it just kind of tarnished his legacy near the end. He did amazing things in Minneapolis and in Chicago for kids and the less fortunate...plus he played the game in a stand-up way. He was my idol growing up so I don't condone that kind of stuff if it happened...but he still is a legend in my eyes. Compartmentalize yo! :slight_smile:
  35. hopnado

    hopnado Devotee (417) Aug 13, 2014 Michigan

    Booger from Revenge of the Nerds
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  36. barrybeerdog

    barrybeerdog Initiate (186) Aug 17, 2012 South Dakota

    That's just creepy!:rolling_eyes:
  37. barrybeerdog

    barrybeerdog Initiate (186) Aug 17, 2012 South Dakota

    Jeffery Lebowski...."The Dude"....Not the "other" Jeffrey Lebowski...
    Oh, & throw in Sam Elliott, just so he can say: "The Dude abides":wink:
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  38. kaos

    kaos Initiate (0) Dec 27, 2014 New York

    BJ Penn and Cowboy Cerone
  39. lester619

    lester619 Initiate (0) Apr 17, 2009 Wisconsin

    I know it's Michael Jackson the beer author, but I can't help instinctively thinking you mean the more famous person with that name. I ask myself what it would have been like to have a beer with him and the word that comes to mind is complicated.
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  40. hopnado

    hopnado Devotee (417) Aug 13, 2014 Michigan

    what comes to my mind is fucking creepy :grimacing:
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