Taken from: http://www.mainebrews.com/news/2009/03/green-bottled-beer/
I decided to do some research on the mystery taste that I experience whenever I choose to drink a pilsner or German lager. What I found, while not really great news, certainly explains my previous findings in a reasonable manner.
It turns out that some beer (often in green bottles) uses a yeast strain which produces a sulfur flavor in beer. This is what I dislike. The reason it tasted so much better in a keg is that it is less concentrated. The yeast’s flavors are much more diffused in a keg, and much more intense in a bottle.
It doesn’t mean that beer in a green bottle is bad, though it does have a higher risk of being really skunked (or light-struck). If you want to avoid that, don’t buy beer out on display or in brightly lit coolers. Buy it in a case or 12-pack that is completely sealed. Or, if you are like me and don’t like green bottled beer at all, learn your beer types, and stay away from that style of beer.
Such a shit day at work! Yes, for those who don't know me, I have a crappy day job. It pays the bills and gets me closer to my dream of self sufficiency. Not long to go now. Anyway.... shit day at work, get home drink a green bottled beer (I like beer but not out of green bottles- read next post), didn't make me feel any better, thought about watching telly and blobbing out, looked in the vege garden and the thought of telly dissipated. Gumboots on!
After so much rain, the weeds are going crazy! I don't pull them out, I just turn the soil. They'll come back. They always do. But so long as I'm adding green matter, who cares? There were quite a few empty spaces from when I pulled up heaps of garlic and rocket last week so now they've been filled with all sorts of great summer treats: corn, climbing spinach, sweet potato (which will go nuts but that's ok) and potato. I also put down coriander seedlings with a lemon grass mulch to keep the snails and slugs at bay. Not sure if it's the smell or the sharpness of the leaves but it seems to do the trick. Dirty nails? Oh yeah, now my nails are dirty - just the way they should be!
Always up for a good yarn...