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(The Braiser)   "Bizarre Foods" host and ex-beer drinker Andrew Zimmern attacks beer snobs, warns regular people to protect themselves from hipsters trying to turn beer drinking into yet another foodie "experience"   (thebraiser.com) divider line 216
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2012-08-03 04:22:58 AM  
Andrew Zimmern is an ex-homeless crack whore who often jokes about TMZ & The Smoking Gun not being able to find his old mugshots.
 
2012-08-03 04:34:22 AM  
In defense of domestic light beer drinkers:

They don't care. Most importantly, they don't care what YOU are drinking, either. When is the last time a guy with a Bud Light sneered at your microbrew?

That question posed, here's another - which group harbors the most assholes?

I'll let you guys figure it out.

/was a bartender for a decade, including "craft" places and an on-site brewery where my job was to know more about alcohol than any of you...and even I think you're a bunch of dicks
 
2012-08-03 07:09:44 AM  

borg: Andrew Zimmern is an ex-homeless crack whore who often jokes about TMZ & The Smoking Gun not being able to find his old mugshots.


You say that as if its a bad thing.....

Seriously, though: I like Zimmern, even though I think BIZARRE FOODS is a bit too stunt oriented
as a show, and he has a very good point about how foodie fetishization often ruins the simple
pleasures for the rest of us.

And despite myself, and knowing that he's happily married, when I read this quote:

"I like it. I like it very dark and very strong."

I couldn't help but think "I bet you do, big boy..."
 
2012-08-03 09:34:58 AM  
*reads headline*

*reads article*

Ctrl-F "hipster" 0 of 0

Ctrl-F "food experience" 0 of 0

*sighs*
 
2012-08-03 09:52:07 AM  
There's a cool little pub in the Blue Dome district of Tulsa that has the requisite wall of beer taps with some nice selections. There I was trying to decide what I wanted to cool me off on a beautiful 110° (43C) day and down at the end...at the far left..there it was!


Miller High Life FTW!

(Can't find it on tap on this side of the Red River)
 
2012-08-03 09:59:27 AM  
beer snob thread on a friday?

beerstreetjournal.com

yes please.
 
2012-08-03 09:59:53 AM  
Gimme a growler of Propeller Extra Special Bitter and stop talking about it.
 
2012-08-03 10:04:53 AM  
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-08-03 10:06:15 AM  
First of all, raisin finished beer - no.

Fark you. I enjoy Dogfish Head Raison d'etre.

/Raison d'extra, though, is a little much
 
2012-08-03 10:09:59 AM  

dickfreckle: They don't care. Most importantly, they don't care what YOU are drinking, either. When is the last time a guy with a Bud Light sneered at your microbrew?

That question posed, here's another - which group harbors the most assholes?


In sheer numbers? I would say the light-beer drinkers.
 
2012-08-03 10:13:06 AM  

FishyFred: First of all, raisin finished beer - no.

Fark you. I enjoy Dogfish Head Raison d'etre.

/Raison d'extra, though, is a little much


romances.com
I farking hate Special B!
 
2012-08-03 10:13:10 AM  

dickfreckle: Most importantly, they don't care what YOU are drinking, either. When is the last time a guy with a Bud Light sneered at your microbrew?


I've had a few people sneer at my hoity-toity beer selection. There are lots of people who are fiercely loyal to a particular brand of macrobrew and even choosing Miller instead of Old Style is worth suspicion.

But I don't really care what other people drink. Before finding craft beers I just thought I didn't like beer. Now I do.
 
2012-08-03 10:38:36 AM  
Whatever happened to simply drinking beer because you're thirsty?
 
2012-08-03 10:39:56 AM  
Andrew Zimmern was a chef in NYC, right?
Then why cant he speak spanish? I bet his food sucked.
 
2012-08-03 10:42:22 AM  

odinsposse: Before finding craft beers I just thought I didn't like beer. Now I do.


Most of the people I've met on brewery/brewpub tours got into craft beers for the same reason you just stated.
I love craft beers because I enjoy variety and quality. YMMV.

One of my new current loves:
uploads.notempire.com
 
2012-08-03 10:44:21 AM  
I like craft beer because I don't have the pallet of a DONKEY'S ARSE
 
2012-08-03 10:45:01 AM  
seriously beer snobs, how do you even know your beer is cold without the blue mountain?
 
2012-08-03 10:46:24 AM  
i1247.photobucket.com

Screw that DOPE!

/Austin, TX Beer Snob Association member
 
2012-08-03 10:46:46 AM  

bulok: I like craft beer because I don't have the pallet of a DONKEY'S ARSE


i46.tinypic.com

YOU ARE NOW READING THIS THREAD IN MY VOICE, YOU DONKEYS.
 
2012-08-03 10:48:55 AM  
Isn't this like a meat eater turned vegetarian trying to advise others about not being picky about their prime rib?
 
2012-08-03 10:50:41 AM  
I'm not going to start drinking crappy beer because I am farking worried about hipsters who all drink crappy beer on purpose. I don't give a fark about foodies either.
 
2012-08-03 10:53:27 AM  
You're about, 7 years too late with this observation, Andrew.
 
2012-08-03 10:53:59 AM  
Wow. He'll drone on and on about the nutty flavor of bull anus but he thinks you can never ever have a raisin beer?
 
2012-08-03 10:54:39 AM  

bulok


I like craft beer because I don't have the pallet of a DONKEY'S ARSE


A whole pallet? That's a lot of arse.


palate
 
2012-08-03 10:57:06 AM  
Hipsters don't drink craft beer, unless you count PBR as "craft."

/beer snob
 
2012-08-03 10:57:30 AM  
It's why I brew my own and have been known to take along a growler to my favorite restaurant.

My brews are tailored to my tastes.. I have 3 on tap and numerous ones in bottles.

I hate a lot of the new craft beers, because they seem to only be interested in one upping their competition with some new twist.

/huge fan of imperial stouts, sour beers (yes I have the patience to make my own) and black IPA's.
 
2012-08-03 10:58:16 AM  
The weak and stupid will latch on to anything available to turn it into a social status symbol. Hence why you can't go to a bar nowadays without this stranger interrupting you to make himself feel important by making some snide comment on your lite beer. Hence why I don't go to bars. Because I'm not let back in. Because apparently you can't throw a half-full pint at someone's head.

tyrannyoftradition.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-08-03 10:59:15 AM  
Silver City Whoop Pass Double IPA...mighty fine!
 
2012-08-03 10:59:19 AM  
www.theperfectlyhappyman.com
 
2012-08-03 10:59:23 AM  
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2012-08-03 11:00:06 AM  
Now you guys got me watching the damn clock.
 
2012-08-03 11:00:35 AM  
Beer is full of yeast pee.
 
2012-08-03 11:02:27 AM  
Why don't we just drink what we like and not worry about image? Unfiltered Wheat from beulavard in KC is my pick
 
2012-08-03 11:03:16 AM  
The macro brews aren't going to go away and they are not going to stop advertising. I like craft beer and hard liquor and know what brands I like and can usually find something I like on a menu, but with wine farked if I know. No matter how trendy or beer snobby it gets restaurants are going to carry brands that everyone knows. They may have a selection of craft brews with foodie descriptions that they are trying to push. I can almost guarantee that at the bottom of the menu there will be a list of domestics and imports with no frou-frou descriptions with Miller, Bud, Coors, Hieneken, Guinness etc and if you're on the east coast Yuengling.
 
2012-08-03 11:03:19 AM  
FTA

"It's nice to see the beer thing come back."

You farking dunce, the "beer thing" didn't exist WHATSOEVER before the 80's... There was beer distinguished by what country it came from, and that was it.

This isn't a comeback, it is a new period of understanding and appreciation.
 
2012-08-03 11:04:51 AM  
I just fine grind a cup of hops and let it steep in a liter of everclear overnight. Anything else is for pussies.
 
2012-08-03 11:05:48 AM  
i50.tinypic.com

Everything they make is good and they have enough variety to pair a beer with almost any food.
 
2012-08-03 11:06:20 AM  

Teufelaffe: Beer is full of yeast pee.


Don't forget the yeast farts.

Mmmm.... Bubbly bubbly yeast farts....
 
2012-08-03 11:07:14 AM  
I love a good highly alcoholic, heavy, delicious craft or microbrew.

But I'm going to Lollapalooza today and they served Budweiser, and you know what, I also love that. So I'm going to drink about 15 and enjoy all of them..
 
2012-08-03 11:07:43 AM  

Whatthefark: [i50.tinypic.com image 306x394]

Everything they make is good and they have enough variety to pair a beer with almost any food.


The Green Lakes Organic Amber is one of the best I've ever had, even if it does sound a bit pretentious.
 
2012-08-03 11:08:49 AM  

Ebenator:


Land of "pleasant" living!

/can drink my weight in Boh
 
2012-08-03 11:09:44 AM  

SlothB77: beer snob thread on a friday?

[beerstreetjournal.com image 483x375]

yes please.


Lightweight.

www.atlantacuisine.com

/hotlink
//just finished the last one yesterday
 
2012-08-03 11:10:04 AM  
Beer is for college kids. I only drink sophisticated fare like Remy and Diet Coke.
 
2012-08-03 11:11:45 AM  
I'm just glad it's summer, because summer = hefeweizen. Delicious.

/Sebago Brewing Company's is good
//also into Double Dead Guy lately
 
2012-08-03 11:12:07 AM  

dickfreckle: That question posed, here's another - which group harbors the most assholes?


The bud / miller / coors crowd, since only 8% of beer drinkers drink craft beers.

Yes, beer snobs are jerks and need to be slapped often.

Beer snobs are the minority of craft beer drinkers, though.
 
2012-08-03 11:12:40 AM  

Rapmaster2000: Beer is for college kids. I only drink sophisticated fare like Remy and Diet Coke.


Nancy. Drink a man's drink. 4 airplane bottles of Taaka vodka, and you have to down one right after you leave Green's.
 
2012-08-03 11:14:24 AM  

Lando Lincoln: Beer snobs are the minority of craft beer drinkers, though.


Lando Lincoln: Beer snobs are the minority of craft beer drinkers, though.


Lando Lincoln: Beer snobs are the minority of craft beer drinkers, though.

 
2012-08-03 11:14:37 AM  

bulok: I like craft beer because I don't have the pallet of a DONKEY'S ARSE


What's a "pallet of a donkey's arse"? Like, you ordered a donkey kit, and the butt came on a skid?

www.bombayharbor.com

i.istockimg.com

www.yorku.ca
 
2012-08-03 11:14:41 AM  
Um, why can't it be both? I go to beer festivals and breweries, and at restaurants and bars I'm more likely to order beers I've never of before. But I also like some freaking Bud Light every once in a while if the situation calls for it.
 
2012-08-03 11:15:56 AM  
Its all beer and it'll get you drunk. Just shut up and drink it.
 
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