1. I love Belgian beer - Grounded Traveler
    September 29, 2012 @ 3:44 pm

    […] to those given to taste wine. It made me feel like more of a gourmet than I really am. I like beer, but I am quite happy to just take a big gulp and enjoy the tastes across my entire mouth. He had […]

  2. Daniel McBane
    July 6, 2012 @ 11:24 am

    This is the second beer review post I’ve read today–I really need to get in on this. I’ve certainly spent enough time researching the topic–most of the last 18 years, in fact.

    As for the washing machine…I guess you just have to choose between cold beer or clean clothes. Dirty clothes keep you just as warm, warm beer gets you just as drunk. Smelly clothes bother other people, warm beer bothers only me. I’m selfish, so be warned–I may not smell all that great from now on. Well, mostly I’ll smell like beer.

    • Andrew
      July 7, 2012 @ 10:42 am

      This is the great thing about the washing machine trick. You can pull the beer out and let it drain easily, wash clothes and then put the beer back (after removing clothes).

      • Daniel McBane
        July 7, 2012 @ 11:44 am

        That makes so much more sense–you get cold beer and clean clothes, which means actually get to you keep your friends.

        • Andrew
          July 13, 2012 @ 8:28 pm

          Yup. Friends are good. They can bring you more beer.

  3. Kurt
    June 27, 2012 @ 8:46 am

    Ahh Karlovachko. Memories of sitting on the Croatian coast.

    • Andrew
      July 1, 2012 @ 6:49 pm

      Mmm.. good bear country, Croatia.

  4. Joan G
    May 16, 2012 @ 11:04 pm

    Although I hate beer, I enjoyed reading this and loved seeing our washing machine.

    • Andrew
      May 17, 2012 @ 1:19 pm

      Thanks for the comment, it was a neat trick with the washer.

  5. Andrea
    May 13, 2012 @ 11:56 am

    Love your dad’s cooler trick! Brilliant…though we’ve only had front loaders too for the last decade. Finally a use for those older top loaders =)

    Have to say that German beer is my favourite. I can see why it’s copied all over the world.

    • Andrew
      May 15, 2012 @ 9:05 pm

      Not my dad, Ali’s, but yeah it is a pretty neat trick. I wonder if it would work somehow for a front loader, just put the ice in the bottom below the lip somehow.

  6. Jeremy Branham
    May 12, 2012 @ 11:05 am

    HA! That’s awesome! What a great way to use a washing machine!

    • Andrew
      May 12, 2012 @ 9:35 pm

      Yup, I thought it was cool too.

  7. dtravelsround
    May 11, 2012 @ 11:49 pm

    I found the selections for beer in Turkey and Spain to be very one-dimensional. Thankfully, I didn’t mind the Efes or the Cruzcampo!

    • Andrew
      May 12, 2012 @ 9:34 pm

      Turkey was definitely one dimensional, but Efes was good enough. I don’t remember much about Spanish beer other than Cruzcampo anyway.

  8. Justin
    May 11, 2012 @ 11:23 pm

    Genius! I see smart ideas every day on the web, but nothing like this! And you can never go wrong with exploring the world via beer! And I have 1 more hour til I get off work! This post got me going.

    • Andrew
      May 12, 2012 @ 9:31 pm

      Glad I could help. That last hour on a Friday is hard.

  9. Ali
    May 11, 2012 @ 2:48 pm

    I think Dad was really proud of his washing machine idea too.

    • Andrew
      May 12, 2012 @ 9:31 pm

      He told me that it came from one of his friends. I thought it was neat and am glad I got some pictures of it.

  10. John
    May 11, 2012 @ 2:38 pm

    Love the washing machine idea. Do you have a favorite beer?

    • Andrew
      May 12, 2012 @ 9:30 pm

      Of these? The Karlovacko from Croatia is very nice. The Mythos isn’t really that special, but served ice cold in the heat of Greece it is somehow extra refreshing.