Note: In Adolpho Busch's time, a glass of beer was between 4 to 6 ounces, not the 16-20 ounce monstrosities we sport today. Admittedly, that is still upwards of 10 beers in a day, but I think we all know at least one alcoholic who would not be phased by the challenge.
----EB Thu Feb 9 06:37:06 2006
If something's regional, how can one practice over another be considered unusual?
--The_Lex Thu Feb 9 09:42:20 2006
Easy. More regions have that practice.
The question is, do more regions have iced coffee so that you can expect to get one in short order at a coffee shop, or do more regions have folks that look at you askance when you ask for one, especially in the morning?
Maybe someone living out West can tell me.
A side note, I really like coffee places that add the milk and sugar for you.
--Kirk Thu Feb 9 09:51:45 2006
Usually the South has iced drinks, and/or tea, and the North has hot drinks and/or coffee. l love the old wives/historian's tale that the US went to coffee from tea during the Revolution and never went back.
--Erin Maru Thu Feb 9 15:10:52 2006
P.S. I've seen Adolphus Busch's tomb in St. Louis. Pretty shmancy, colored marbles, fancy ironwork, gilding...the mausolem that beer built.
--Erin Maru Thu Feb 9 15:13:03 2006
Erin: right, that's why I surprised why DC..not quite a Southern city, but closer to that...doesn't think of iced coffee as quite normal, but land of ice and snow New England does.
--Kirk Thu Feb 9 16:05:54 2006
The people in New England need that extra push to reach that cold personality that they vie for. =D
--The_Lex Fri Feb 10 09:20:25 2006
That's what Andy, my pal who moved back to Atlanta where he went to school, says. He finds people generally cranky and a-holeish around these parts.
--Kirk Fri Feb 10 09:50:19 2006
Iced coffee is huge in Japan, but in through most of the States, I think it's seen as a specialty beverage, as opposed to a mainstay.
Erin's comment about American coffee vs. tea drinking was amusing. When I lived in Britain for a few years, all of the Brits were constantly inviting me to their house for coffee (not tea). This was a special event for them. They usually didn't drink coffee but knew Yanks did and wanted to be hospitable. Oddly enough, I'm more of a tea drinker, but I didn't want to be impolite . . . my English heritage I suppose.
--Cole Fri Feb 10 10:20:54 2006
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