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(Houston Press)   There's no room for snobs in craft beer   (blogs.houstonpress.com) divider line 59
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2012-09-18 11:28:15 PM  
What If I told you - you could still enjoy your favorite beer without judging other people's beer.

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2012-09-18 11:31:05 PM  
I don't drink beer much at all, but when I am forced into a social drinking situation it's always to the craft beers that I turn. The Buds and Millers and so on give me either a headache or severe gas. Plus, more than one bottle makes me nauseated.

Craft beers just give me insomnia and I can usually find one fruity enough to pretend to enjoy it. Never been able to understand why the difference between the majors and craft beer in gas and headache.

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\\also the one with the camera....
 
2012-09-19 01:12:20 AM  
Non-"craft" beer is crappy, and craft beer is "good beer" according to TFA. It doesn't get much snobbier than that.

Corvus: You don't get you place full of people just drinking shiat beer there because they want to pretend they are real beer drinkers so that you craft beer is not rotating. Craft beer drinkers buy different beers. Crap beer drinkers buy the same beer again and again and again.


No room for snobs indeed.
 
2012-09-19 02:07:19 AM  
VELCOME TO HOUSE OF BEER WE HAVE OVER 2 MILLION KINDS OF BEER
I'll have a Sam Adams
me too
me three
GET THE fark OUT
yeah that was actually an ad, sans the get the fark out part
 
2012-09-19 08:51:53 AM  

ProfessorOhki: Group leaves in frustration.

See, they were fine up until the last step. The last step is "hell if I know" and then picking something totally at random.


As a long-time sufferer from CRS, this is pretty much my approach every time. Works
for wine and ethnic foods too. It's actually a pretty rewarding way to get a broad range
of sensations, without getting hung up on trying to cultivate some kind of "expert palette"
and having to become some kind of pedant or connoisseur (aka "crashing bore").

// I am a pie snob--if there were pie bars, I'd be in there, sneering contemptuously
and hurling deprecation at the yahoos buying pies at the grocery store. The downside
of this is I only actually find a pie that meets my standards about once a year...
 
2012-09-19 09:02:58 AM  
So I went to a newish bar in the East Village over the weekend. Called Proletariat. Claimed to be a bar with rare and unique beers. Holy shiat were they not kidding. They had maybe 60 bottles of beer on the walls and 6 different beers on tap. I drink a good amount of microbrews/craft beers, and am pretty well traveled. The ONLY bottle I recognized in the entire place was the big 40oz Olde English 800 bottles they used to serve water in.

Highly recommended if you want to try something new and you're in Manhattan!!

/The only complaint I have about the bar is the name. Terrible.
//Oh, and also they only have one toilet, and some guy dropped the kids off while we were enjoying our beers, and the smell flushed through the whole place pretty quick, since it's pretty small. Luckily it didn't last long.
 
2012-09-19 12:14:03 PM  

falcon176: VELCOME TO HOUSE OF BEER WE HAVE OVER 2 MILLION KINDS OF BEER
I'll have a Sam Adams
me too
me three
GET THE fark OUT
yeah that was actually an ad, sans the get the fark out part


Sam Adams is solid. I'm not gonna hate a brewer just for being successful. Sure, a few of their seasonals are a bit weak (their cherry wheat tastes like cough medicine), but their standard Boston Lager and a lot of their other stuff like their Noble Pils are good. Maybe not awesome, but good. And some of their more limited-run stuff, like Fat Jack, are good.

People punish them for their size.
 
2012-09-19 12:36:27 PM  

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: Sam Adams is solid.


Hah, I actually think their boston lager tastes like ass. They make a surprisingly tasty light beer, though. And I like a lot of their seasonals, except for that cough medicine one, blech.
 
2012-09-19 05:24:17 PM  

Grither: SacriliciousBeerSwiller: Sam Adams is solid.

Hah, I actually think their boston lager tastes like ass. They make a surprisingly tasty light beer, though. And I like a lot of their seasonals, except for that cough medicine one, blech.


Well, FWIW, Boston Lager is the second highest rated beer of its style (it's a Vienna lager) out of over 300 varieties on BeerAdvocate...which is pretty much the biggest beer geek site on the internet.
 
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