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what's more popular in Poland beer or vodka?


genecps 7 | 131
4 Jul 2012 #1
Just wondering, what's more popular in Poland beer or vodka?
jasondmzk
4 Jul 2012 #2
Beer is the every day drink. Vodka is a special-occasion libation. You would order a beer in while eating a caprese salad. You would order vodka when it was time to get loaded, or to signify the event.
OP genecps 7 | 131
4 Jul 2012 #3
Any beer brands that have lime in them?
jasondmzk
4 Jul 2012 #4
Cooler did, either lemon or lime. Something citrus-y. Dunno if they even sell it anymore. Poles like a stout beer, no screwing around, they might drop some syrup in it, to punch it up, but they don't go for wine coolers or any diluted, mass-produced, mass-marketed stuff that is the bread and butter of American breweries. American craft beers are making a huge splash in Sweden, and are even making inroads such brewing stalwarts as Germany and Belgium. Maybe a few years from now, we'll even see Sam Adams making a splash in Czech and Poland. Don't hold your breath, though.
OP genecps 7 | 131
4 Jul 2012 #5
Personally, I'm into Mexican beers like Corona and Dos XX, especially Dos XX. But Bud came out with Bud Lime, which is not bad. After drinking beers with lime, I can't go back, all other beers taste bad to me now.
jasondmzk
4 Jul 2012 #6
There's been many a connection, published in esteemed media, and on little ol' PF, about the connection between the low-cost and high availability of vodka and the resulting high numbers of spirit-addled alcoholics. There's literally TOMES dedicated to the subject, so I'll do nothing more than mention it, and allow your own curiosity and research-skills determine to determine the degree of research you'd like to invest in such subjects.
rybnik 18 | 1,462
4 Jul 2012 #7
what's more popular in Poland beer or vodka?

Depends on the occasion........I gotta say I'm disapponted with Polish beer thus far..........I loved Okochim and Zywiec back in the day but now they are bland at best. :(
p3undone 8 | 1,135
4 Jul 2012 #8
Riybnik,have you ever had Zytnia vodka.
rybnik 18 | 1,462
4 Jul 2012 #9
Omg have I ever had Zytnia?! P3 that's an entire thread of pol-am zytnia lore. Yes I did and to excess I'm ashamed to admit not just once.....Do you like it p3?
p3undone 8 | 1,135
4 Jul 2012 #10
I had it when I was about 15,damn near killed myself.My father brought some back from Poland and I shotgunned half a fifth,but I did like it lol.
rybnik 18 | 1,462
4 Jul 2012 #11
I shotgunned half a fifth,but I did like it lol.

Are you sure we weren't in school together back in the day? Then it was the best you could do. CHEAP. Well at least for us Yanks. $1 a bottle at the Pewex. During martial law we used to trade in it. For me p3, it's much, much more than booze. Hmmm maybe an idea for a thread perhaps?
beckski 12 | 1,617
4 Jul 2012 #12
Plenty of Polish piwo will be flowing, both bottled & draft, at the Polish festivals in September:)

But Bud came out with Bud Lime

Do they still make it with clamato? I often see people adding tabasco to beer too.
p3undone 8 | 1,135
4 Jul 2012 #13
Rybnik,probably would be a good idea.
OP genecps 7 | 131
4 Jul 2012 #14
Reading this made me wanna go and get some Dos XX before 12!!
krakus - | 12
4 Jul 2012 #15
Definitely beer. Wódka (sic!) is drunk on special occasions such as weddings, birthdays, family reunions. It's not an everday drink.

The brewing industry is blooming, more and more customers tend to choose beer from small, local breweries rather than bland beers such as Żywiec, Tyskie or Okocim. There are many blogs with beer reviews and brewing reciepies.
peterweg 37 | 2,321
4 Jul 2012 #16
Vodka is a special-occasion libation.

Agreed, breakfast is a very special occasion in Poland.
OP genecps 7 | 131
4 Jul 2012 #17
Definitely beer. Wódka (sic!) is drunk on special occasions such as weddings, birthdays, family reunions. It's not an everday drink.

That's good! Vodka is destroying Russian society! It's too strong, too addictive!
pip 10 | 1,661
4 Jul 2012 #18
The brewing industry is blooming, more and more customers tend to choose beer from small, local breweries rather than bland beers such as Żywiec, Tyskie or Okocim. There are many blogs with beer reviews and brewing reciepies.

exactly. non pasteurized is the way to go. micro breweries are popping up everywhere- and it is a good thing too because all the massive beer corporations, ex: Carlesberg have taken over Polish beer.

I have a good Canadian joke for you:

How is drinking an American beer similar to sitting in a canoe?

It is too fecking close to water.

here is the thing. I live in Poland- I am not drinking a mass produced Mexican beer that has the taste of water. If I was in Mexico- hell yes I would drink this beer, but not the ones created for export. Polish micro breweries have wonderful beer and so do Czech and Slovakia. While I live here I will drink the beer that is produced here.

Beer with lime. Disgusting. Unless you are drinking a cold cerveza at a beach bar with a slice of lime in it, nothing will taste similar.
rybnik 18 | 1,462
4 Jul 2012 #19
How is drinking an American beer similar to sitting in a canoe?It is too fecking close to water.

so true

Polish micro breweries have wonderful beer and so do Czech and Slovakia

Zloty Bazant! Delicious
OP genecps 7 | 131
6 Jul 2012 #20
I think American/Mexican beer just right. If I want something stronger I can take hard liquor and mix it with some juice.
pip 10 | 1,661
6 Jul 2012 #21
fine- but you can't expect those of us living in Poland who enjoy the real taste of beer would enjoy something that tastes like rat ****.
OP genecps 7 | 131
6 Jul 2012 #22
All American beers, including my favorite Mexican beer (Dos XX) are made by german immigrants, who are known to excel as brewmeisters.
kondzior 12 | 1,200
7 Jul 2012 #23
Absolutly nothing beats:

vodka
teflcat 5 | 1,032
7 Jul 2012 #24
Let's not forget that the consumption of wine in Poland has seen a phenomenal increase in the last decade. When I first came here the choice in most supermarkets was restricted to awful Bulgarian wine, and maybe some Spanish or French stuff at inflated prices. Fresco was the wine I bought most of because it was relatively cheap and the quality (low) was at least consistent. Today there is a good choice in most places, including a lot of South African and South American wine, although I still feel I pay too much for too little. I rarely see genuinely pleasant wine for under 25PLN a bottle. And that's the price of a bottle of good vodka.
OP genecps 7 | 131
8 Jul 2012 #25
Can't ever drink wine. for some reason it tears me up. Wine coolers, I can do. but my preference is on mixed drinks, like RedBull and Vodka, etc...
MoOli 9 | 483
8 Jul 2012 #26
Plenty of Polish piwo will be flowing, both bottled & draft, at the Polish festivals in September

where is the festival? not mentioning in NJ?I gotta take my maluch for the car show and win a trophy:)
Wulkan - | 3,250
8 Jul 2012 #27
beer is more popular, vodka is rather for special occasions.
kondzior 12 | 1,200
10 Jul 2012 #28
I used to like beer, untill I found out that hops are reducing testosterone levels, so now I drink vodka exclusively.
OP genecps 7 | 131
10 Jul 2012 #29
And you do not think Vodka does the same?


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