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Old 02-07-2019, 06:20 AM
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More than once recently I have encountered people saying "cold beer" in a way that is kind of strange. Essentially they run the words together in a way that implies a singular thought rather than "cold" being a modifier to "beer." Like "coldbeer" instead of "cold beer".

Has anyone else heard this? I'm wondering if it's a southern accent thing, but if it is, it's not incredibly wide spread. The people I hear saying it are often...heavy drinkers, if not outright alcoholics. They're people that like to talk about drinking and find some joy in it, I think.

I read a kind of folksy, happy simplification of a concept to the practice, a kind every-thing-is-gonna-be-alright-ism, but that could just my own perception of it.

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Old 02-07-2019, 06:22 AM
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The biggest question I have is if these people sometimes partake of a warm or room temperature beer on purpose that they need to specifically ask for cold?
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Old 02-07-2019, 10:22 AM
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Yeah, I hang out with a lot of people who drink a lot of beer and I rarely hear anyone specify the temperature when talking about it (unless you're getting into the details like how much a stout should warm up for optimum flavor). Then again, this is mostly craft beer people, not "hang out on the porch with a 6-pack of Bud in the cooler" people. (Which I'm not trying to be snarky about; to each their own pleasures.)
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Old 02-07-2019, 03:44 PM
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The biggest question I have is if these people sometimes partake of a warm or room temperature beer on purpose that they need to specifically ask for cold?
Well, a one that is not cold is scarcely a one at all, so better to be sure.
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Old 02-07-2019, 07:32 PM
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Yeah, I hang out with a lot of people who drink a lot of beer and I rarely hear anyone specify the temperature when talking about it (unless you're getting into the details like how much a stout should warm up for optimum flavor). Then again, this is mostly craft beer people, not "hang out on the porch with a 6-pack of Bud in the cooler" people. (Which I'm not trying to be snarky about; to each their own pleasures.)
Yes, this is definitely beer-as-a-commodity language, not the language of the craft beer set.
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Old 02-07-2019, 08:22 PM
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Well, a one that is not cold is scarcely a one at all, so better to be sure.
Unless it's a hot one.
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Old 02-08-2019, 09:27 PM
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I knew exactly what this thread was going to be about before I opened it.

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Like "coldbeer" instead of "cold beer".

Has anyone else heard this? I'm wondering if it's a southern accent thing, but if it is, it's not incredibly wide spread. The people I hear saying it are often...heavy drinkers, if not outright alcoholics. They're people that like to talk about drinking and find some joy in it, I think.
My brother-in-law says this all the time. He's the only person I've ever heard say that, but he is from Oklahoma, and the rest checks out too.
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Old 02-09-2019, 06:07 AM
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I never saw or heard it until I visited places like New Orleans that get really hot and muggy for long stretches. The promise of an ice-cold drink and the psychological release of a beer is a pretty powerful combo.
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Old 02-09-2019, 07:54 AM
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A coldbeer that is not coldbeer is scarcely a coldbeer at all.
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Coming home from a day of hardwork to have a coldbeer with my hotwife
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Unless it's a hot one.
Like, seven inches from the midday sun?
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