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2012-08-08 12:52:52 AM
USA! USA! USA!

/am I doing it right?
 
2012-08-08 08:12:45 AM
Ah, yes, there's nothing like the quality of small-batch American beer. Hops rolled in hops, blended with some light hops to bring out the hops, then accented with some heavier hops and medium-bodied hops to evoke a true hoppy blend of hops. With some hops added just to create a final hoppiness on the end that can only be attributed to hops.
 
2012-08-08 08:32:05 AM
Thank-you Jimmy Carter.
 
2012-08-08 08:39:34 AM
Yep. This IPA has a red label. This IPA has a blue one. This IPA has a neat drawing of a dog, this IPA with a fish. This IPA has a storm on it.

Or perhaps you'd like an IPA? Maybe an IPA for a change of pace. Or if you're in an IPA mood, we have these thirty IPAs. And here we have a wonderful IPA to cleanse the pallet. Oh, you'd like a specialty beer, from the select line of every brewery? Well her we have their take on the IPA.
 
2012-08-08 08:52:51 AM
Same thing has been happening with weed over basically the same time period only it all takes place on the black market for the most part. Both situations great for the consumer.
 
2012-08-08 08:53:57 AM

Pocket Ninja: Ah, yes, there's nothing like the quality of small-batch American beer. Hops rolled in hops, blended with some light hops to bring out the hops, then accented with some heavier hops and medium-bodied hops to evoke a true hoppy blend of hops. With some hops added just to create a final hoppiness on the end that can only be attributed to hops.


thanks PN, now i'm feeling hoppy.
 
2012-08-08 08:54:15 AM
i drink to that
 
2012-08-08 08:54:58 AM
I'm not sure what the question is, but the answer is Abita.
 
2012-08-08 08:55:08 AM

Aarontology: This IPA has a storm on it.


Heavy Seas FTW!
 
2012-08-08 08:55:36 AM
For the discerning, non-hopheaded beer lover:

foundersbrewing.com
 
2012-08-08 08:55:47 AM
central TX has had several breweries and distilleries come into existence in the past 5 years or so.
 
2012-08-08 08:56:30 AM
Bring back Black Dog!
 
2012-08-08 08:56:46 AM
Perhaps you're bored of our sixty-four IPA choices. It is understandable that you'd also like a change from our HopMonsterSlamInsanityMadness line. We have heard you, and with that in mind present our new ChumDog Double Imperial Stout, brewed with bacon, figs, chocolate, bhut jolokia peppers, and a used gymsock.
 
2012-08-08 08:57:12 AM
Skip the beer, go straight to Vodka. Life's too short.

/am i doing it wrong?
 
2012-08-08 08:57:31 AM
i1247.photobucket.com

Ahhhh beer, the cause of, and solution to ALL of life's problems......
 
2012-08-08 08:58:16 AM
Beer bubble?
 
2012-08-08 08:59:36 AM
I'm confused. Judging by some of these comments it is cool to drink cheap American lagers now. When did the shift happen? When I was in college I drank cheap, crappy beer because I was poor. Now that I can afford it I drink good beer and I like to try new micorbrews whenever I can. Are you saying that I have to go back to PBR and Busch Light in order to be trendy? Who worries about being trendy anyway. How about no and I will take an oatmeal stout grumper on your face for even suggesting that.
 
2012-08-08 09:00:09 AM
I spent last night sampling some of Boulevard's (KC, MO) Smokestack series. While one is an IPA, the other 4 that I found were a Belgian Farmhouse ale, a Belgian tripel, a Belgian quadruple, and a very nice stout. Their biggest seller is their unfiltered wheat, so there are more than just IPAs out there.
 
2012-08-08 09:00:54 AM

Aarontology: Yep. This IPA has a red label. This IPA has a blue one. This IPA has a neat drawing of a dog, this IPA with a fish. This IPA has a storm on it.

Or perhaps you'd like an IPA? Maybe an IPA for a change of pace. Or if you're in an IPA mood, we have these thirty IPAs. And here we have a wonderful IPA to cleanse the pallet. Oh, you'd like a specialty beer, from the select line of every brewery? Well her we have their take on the IPA.


I'll take a Radeau Red, Pathfinder Porter, or Sagamore Stout, thank you very much.
 
2012-08-08 09:00:56 AM
i1151.photobucket.com
How quaint and enchantingly low-rent!
Let's go to a bowling alley, eat chili-dogs and have a flatulence competition!
 
2012-08-08 09:01:28 AM

asciibaron: Heavy Seas FTW!


Theirs is one of the IPAs that doesn't kick you in the face with hoppiness.
 
2012-08-08 09:02:24 AM

dittybopper: I'll take a Radeau Red, Pathfinder Porter, or Sagamore Stout, thank you very much.


I'm sorry, could you state your request in the form of an IPA?

A Raspberry wheat? Sign me up.
 
2012-08-08 09:02:32 AM
thefullpint.com

Now let's hope AB doesn't ruin it now they've bought out Goose Island...best bourbon stout I've ever had.
 
2012-08-08 09:02:55 AM
It helps to be drunk off your ass if you live in loser amerika.
 
2012-08-08 09:03:44 AM

Crudbucket: For the discerning, non-hopheaded beer lover:


It's never too early for beer.
 
2012-08-08 09:12:49 AM
i1151.photobucket.com
I remember the good ol' days when men would drink beer to get drunk - not to embellish their g'damn hipster persona's!
 
2012-08-08 09:16:09 AM
Some people like a little taste in their beers. Others complain there's too much hops.

I prefer the Dopplebocks and Belgian Quads myself, but do enjoy a good IPA. Hops more greatly affect the flavor of a beer than any other ingredient so it seems obvious this is where you can make the beer most unique and stand out.
 
2012-08-08 09:18:38 AM
I came in to complain about the saturation of the microbrew market with overhopped IPAs. Looks like I am not alone.

How about trying some other styles?

/I love a nice IPA, but come on.
 
2012-08-08 09:18:43 AM

Voiceofreason01: USA! USA! USA!

/am I doing it right?


No you're not. it's 'Amurika, f*#k yeah.'
 
2012-08-08 09:21:03 AM
i.imgur.com

It's what summer is all about. Bonus - you could probably walk around town drinking one since it looks like a soda can.
 
2012-08-08 09:29:04 AM
Although things like beer, espresso, marijuana, wine originated elsewhere thousands of years ago, it wasnt until relatively recently that the innovations of quality-demanding Americans vastly improved all of these things. It just goes to show that most of the world is content with sitting around like slugs while we in the US arent happy until things are perfect.
 
2012-08-08 09:30:40 AM

soup: [i.imgur.com image 640x364]

It's what summer is all about. Bonus - you could probably walk around town drinking one since it looks like a soda can.


Some of the best damn beer on this here planet! Could not wait for this year's shipment to Texas....I live on this beer every Summer....

/Bravo sir!
 
2012-08-08 09:30:49 AM

Pocket Ninja: Ah, yes, there's nothing like the quality of small-batch American beer. Hops rolled in hops, blended with some light hops to bring out the hops, then accented with some heavier hops and medium-bodied hops to evoke a true hoppy blend of hops. With some hops added just to create a final hoppiness on the end that can only be attributed to hops.


You forgot about the hops.
 
2012-08-08 09:30:53 AM
Number of U.S. breweries at 125-year high

Think about the real victims: Calvin Klein, Gloria Vanderbilt, and Antoine Bugleboy -- people who saw an overcrowded market and said, 'Me, too!'
i47.tinypic.com
 
2012-08-08 09:31:15 AM

Pocket Ninja: Ah, yes, there's nothing like the quality of small-batch American beer. Hops rolled in hops, blended with some light hops to bring out the hops, then accented with some heavier hops and medium-bodied hops to evoke a true hoppy blend of hops. With some hops added just to create a final hoppiness on the end that can only be attributed to hops.


Well, what are you waiting for? Hop to it!
 
2012-08-08 09:31:59 AM
America: Take a good thing, and push it waaaaaay too far.

/Extreme!!!!!!
 
2012-08-08 09:32:42 AM
It's downright rude if it's not homebrewed!

wish I knew about homebrewing when I was in college. And yes, Thank You Jimmy Carter.
 
2012-08-08 09:32:44 AM
By contrast, overall U.S. beer ales are believed to be up about 1 percent this year, with most of that growth due to the extra day on the calendar because this is a leap year, Gatza said.

img1.ranker.com
 
2012-08-08 09:35:16 AM

Aarontology: Theirs is one of the IPAs that doesn't kick you in the face with hoppiness.


Thats because its an east coast beer. With some exceptions, most of the hop bombs are from the west coast.
 
2012-08-08 09:37:43 AM

LandOfChocolate: Aarontology: Theirs is one of the IPAs that doesn't kick you in the face with hoppiness.

Thats because its an east coast beer. With some exceptions, most of the hop bombs are from the west coast.


There are quite a few exceptions to that, it's just that east coast brewers also bother to make things besides IPAs.

\they also make regular Pale Ales...
 
2012-08-08 09:38:03 AM

Mouthwatering_Monkeys: I spent last night sampling some of Boulevard's (KC, MO) Smokestack series. While one is an IPA, the other 4 that I found were a Belgian Farmhouse ale, a Belgian tripel, a Belgian quadruple, and a very nice stout. Their biggest seller is their unfiltered wheat, so there are more than just IPAs out there.


Boulevard is one of my all time favorite breweries, I took a tour through there when I was in KC at the end of June

also for non-hopheads
www.france44.com
 
2012-08-08 09:38:44 AM

Teknowaffle: I came in to complain about the saturation of the microbrew market with overhopped IPAs. Looks like I am not alone.

How about trying some other styles?

/I love a nice IPA, but come on.


Its a fad for sure, but you can't really say that the market is oversaturated. Never in the history of this country has a wider selection of both styles and brewers been available to the average US consumer.
 
2012-08-08 09:40:25 AM

Teknowaffle: I came in to complain about the saturation of the microbrew market with overhopped IPAs. Looks like I am not alone.


No, sir, you are not. I love a balanced, well-crafted IPA, but most of them are just hipsters hop bombs. Tons of other delicious styles to enjoy.

Better yet, brew beer at home that satisfies your own preferences.
 
2012-08-08 09:41:17 AM

Aarontology: dittybopper: I'll take a Radeau Red, Pathfinder Porter, or Sagamore Stout, thank you very much.

I'm sorry, could you state your request in the form of an IPA?

A Raspberry wheat? Sign me up.


The local micro brew / brew pub has Apricot Wheat and the Red Mo Red Ale is to die for

Their list is online new window
 
2012-08-08 09:41:48 AM

Pocket Ninja: Ah, yes, there's nothing like the quality of small-batch American beer. Hops rolled in hops, blended with some light hops to bring out the hops, then accented with some heavier hops and medium-bodied hops to evoke a true hoppy blend of hops. With some hops added just to create a final hoppiness on the end that can only be attributed to hops.


This sounds good, but probably needs some more hops. I may actually be part of the problem. Nothing but stouts for me for the rest of this week.
 
2012-08-08 09:47:24 AM

your average maint. man: Pocket Ninja: Ah, yes, there's nothing like the quality of small-batch American beer. Hops rolled in hops, blended with some light hops to bring out the hops, then accented with some heavier hops and medium-bodied hops to evoke a true hoppy blend of hops. With some hops added just to create a final hoppiness on the end that can only be attributed to hops.

thanks PN, now i'm feeling hoppy.


I think thou dost pro-hops too much!
 
2012-08-08 09:47:54 AM
Got a small brewery? You didn't build that.
 
2012-08-08 09:48:25 AM

LandOfChocolate: Teknowaffle: I came in to complain about the saturation of the microbrew market with overhopped IPAs. Looks like I am not alone.

How about trying some other styles?

/I love a nice IPA, but come on.

Its a fad for sure, but you can't really say that the market is oversaturated. Never in the history of this country has a wider selection of both styles and brewers been available to the average US consumer.


Exactly. I'm not an IPA fan but I have a huge selection of beers to drink. Right now I have this, this, and this in my fridge.

I agree that IPAs are really popular right now but it isn't a big deal to me because anyplace that has a bunch of IPAs usually has something else that I will like.
 
2012-08-08 09:55:04 AM
I'm really happy for you guys but I'm not impressed. Belgium has about 1 brewery per 400 km², the USA has 1 per 4600 km².

/waits for someone to do the math for inhabited area instead of total area
//XKCD should turn that into an infograph!
 
2012-08-08 09:57:08 AM
How long will it be before the big brewers employ RIAA tactics like the music industry does against small independents? Beer recipe piracy is rampant and they're not going to ignore it much longer.



/sorry, not at all well today
 
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