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2012-09-27 11:05:58 AM  
Yummo
 
2012-09-27 11:06:13 AM  
www.mediabistro.com

he is?
 
2012-09-27 11:07:43 AM  
You really do not want to know where they got the new culture for the cheese they are making.
 
2012-09-27 11:11:07 AM  
What's next, pubes?
 
2012-09-27 11:11:45 AM  
It's going to taste like his wife.
 
2012-09-27 11:12:52 AM  
www.protias.com
 
2012-09-27 11:13:27 AM  

blatz514: What's next, pubes?


Nothing like an ice cold pubeweiser!
 
2012-09-27 11:13:43 AM  

Biness: [www.mediabistro.com image 250x375]

he is?


Thought I read that too.

I used to work for a company that made laboratory blenders and homogenizers. The application list would make your skin crawl. Out of all the horrible things that scientists would blend up, the one thing that would tear up a titanium blade was human hair. One guy was trying to extract collagen from hair (for cosmetic purposes I believe) and was buying replacement blade$ every month becau$e of the damage.

But yeast living on hair? That just sounds....unsanitary.
 
2012-09-27 11:15:09 AM  
As gross as this is, I'm going to have to try it.

/sigh
 
2012-09-27 11:16:52 AM  
Yeast is everywhere, which is why sourdough bread exists. It's not surprising that some one who works in a brewery would end up with a bunch of yeast stuck to their beard.
 
2012-09-27 11:18:46 AM  
John Maier is one of the most awesomest Americans alive.

That is all
 
2012-09-27 11:19:25 AM  
That's enough you goddamn bearded beer snob brewers. This is just as disgusting as Sam from Dogfish brewing with his farking spit!
 
2012-09-27 11:20:15 AM  

rocinante721: John Maier is one of the most awesomest Americans alive.

That is all


Too bad he plays generic radio friendly blues and pop music.
 
2012-09-27 11:22:34 AM  
Rogue is the worst craft brewery in America.
In fact, i'd call them the "Nickleback of craft beer".

It was started by a former Nike executive as a way to simply cash-in on the microbrew boom rather than pour their passion into making great beer.

They make a medicore product, which they sell for far more than their craft competitors as a way to position themselves as some kind of elite brand, and treat their employees poorly.

And then they created this abomination:
cdn.pastemagazine.com
No, it isn't good. The name sounds delicious, but it is an awful, phony & smoky mess.
 
2012-09-27 11:22:43 AM  
cdn.9wows.com

Ummmm... Ewwwww.
 
2012-09-27 11:23:15 AM  
I dunno, maybe it's because I've only had them bottled, but all of the Rogue brews I've had were kinda weak tea. Not a lot of presence, body or flavor.

Also, picture of the brewmaster:

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-09-27 11:23:50 AM  
...award-winning brewmaster John "More Hops" Maier."

So this is the asshole I can blame for the shelves being filled with beer that tastes like grapefruit peel and grass clippings gently moistened with fermented malt?
 
2012-09-27 11:24:47 AM  
Yeast is yeast is yeast.
 
2012-09-27 11:25:42 AM  

Tad_Waxpole: Rogue is the worst craft brewery in America.
In fact, i'd call them the "Nickleback of craft beer".

It was started by a former Nike executive as a way to simply cash-in on the microbrew boom rather than pour their passion into making great beer.

They make a medicore product, which they sell for far more than their craft competitors as a way to position themselves as some kind of elite brand, and treat their employees poorly.

And then they created this abomination:
[cdn.pastemagazine.com image 300x300]
No, it isn't good. The name sounds delicious, but it is an awful, phony & smoky mess.


Basically I came in here to say this. They are utter ass. I'd rather drink a god damn Miller before I had one of their phoney "craft beers".
 
2012-09-27 11:26:29 AM  

RoyHobbs22: That's enough you goddamn bearded beer snob brewers. This is just as disgusting as Sam from Dogfish brewing with his farking spit!


Hey now - it wasn't just his. Others also participated in that experiment.

That beer wasn't too bad - his true abomination was "Red and Black" - a mint beer. Imagine mixing Scope and a porter.. Sounds delicious huh? Thankfully only a small batch was made and only in the brewpubs. In the end, they were charging half-price just to get rid of the stuff.
 
2012-09-27 11:26:36 AM  
weeeeeeeerd.
 
2012-09-27 11:26:38 AM  
A former friend fo mine wanted to make bread out of yeast from Stedman Graham's beard.
 
2012-09-27 11:33:30 AM  
I know how science works, yet this still frightens me.

Also, my girl has a yeast infection. Could she be an aspiring brewmaster?
 
2012-09-27 11:34:28 AM  

syberpud: RoyHobbs22: That's enough you goddamn bearded beer snob brewers. This is just as disgusting as Sam from Dogfish brewing with his farking spit!

Hey now - it wasn't just his. Others also participated in that experiment.

That beer wasn't too bad - his true abomination was "Red and Black" - a mint beer. Imagine mixing Scope and a porter.. Sounds delicious huh? Thankfully only a small batch was made and only in the brewpubs. In the end, they were charging half-price just to get rid of the stuff.


That sounds farking putrid. What is the matter with these maniacs? Have they tried brewing with the yeast found in farking toe jam yet?
 
Slu
2012-09-27 11:35:01 AM  

Professor Science: ...award-winning brewmaster John "More Hops" Maier."

So this is the asshole I can blame for the shelves being filled with beer that tastes like grapefruit peel and grass clippings gently moistened with fermented malt?


Thank you! Sometimes I feel like the only one who dislikes the extreme hoppiness of everything these days.
 
2012-09-27 11:35:13 AM  
That's no worse than those people who buy the coffee costing hundreds of dollars a pound whose these beans are found in the droppings of the civet cat. (cat sh*t coffee)

Fark really needs an "Idiot" tag.
 
2012-09-27 11:43:15 AM  
Jeez. I've harvested yeast from fruits before, but a beard is kinda....odd.
 
2012-09-27 11:44:20 AM  
assets.nydailynews.com
/can't use hers
 
2012-09-27 11:45:37 AM  

Tad_Waxpole: Rogue is the worst craft brewery in America.
In fact, i'd call them the "Nickleback of craft beer".

It was started by a former Nike executive as a way to simply cash-in on the microbrew boom rather than pour their passion into making great beer.

They make a medicore product, which they sell for far more than their craft competitors as a way to position themselves as some kind of elite brand, and treat their employees poorly.

And then they created this abomination:
[cdn.pastemagazine.com image 300x300]
No, it isn't good. The name sounds delicious, but it is an awful, phony & smoky mess.


I came to say it can't be any worse than the Maple Bacon disgusting shiat they make. It's a sure bet it's a tourist if I see anyone with a bottle on the street. People that live here know just how gross it is.
 
2012-09-27 11:46:38 AM  

assjuice: Yeast is everywhere, which is why sourdough bread exists. It's not surprising that some one who works in a brewery would end up with a bunch of yeast stuck to their beard.


Yep. I've made sourdough with wild yeast (put water and flour in a cup, leave out uncovered for two weeks, feeding occasionally). Nothing disgusting about yeast from hair.

In fact, the neato thing about S. cerevisiae is that it actually kills off everything harmful in its environment really efficiently. You could get real sick eating a week old starter, but after two weeks, it's safe.
 
2012-09-27 11:47:36 AM  

Tad_Waxpole: The name sounds delicious


No, sorry.
 
2012-09-27 11:48:48 AM  

Professor Science: ...award-winning brewmaster John "More Hops" Maier."

So this is the asshole I can blame for the shelves being filled with beer that tastes like grapefruit peel and grass clippings gently moistened with fermented malt?


Hops hops hops. Moar hops. Double...no, TRIPLE IPAs. Because trendy.

/Gag.
 
2012-09-27 11:57:19 AM  
Still more appetizing than the horse piss Budweiser uses.
 
2012-09-27 11:57:33 AM  
While this is indeed vile, I read the headline in a hurry and thought it said Roger Ailes, which is somehow (marginally) worse.
 
2012-09-27 12:05:51 PM  
What a beard may look like
www.celebs101.comwww.hecklerspray.comwww.kevinmarshallonline.com
 
2012-09-27 12:06:42 PM  

IntertubeUser: I know how science works, yet this still frightens me.

Also, my girl has a yeast infection. Could she be an aspiring brewmaster?


Interestingly, the ancient Egyptians, credited with the creation of mead as a beverage, used just this method of obtaining yeast. It eventually became a highly ritualized process in which the eldest daughter in the household (everyone that could afford to made their own mead) sat in the tub containing the honey and water mixture in order to provide the yeast for fermentation. This included even the royal families, although anyone caught trying to sneak a peak at pharoah's daughter or attempting to purloin any of the beverage she created were put to death. In fact, special slaves, usually from a lesser noble household, were used to clean the tub between uses so that the process was kept strictly controlled.
 
2012-09-27 12:11:58 PM  

assjuice: Yeast is everywhere, which is why sourdough bread exists. It's not surprising that some one who works in a brewery would end up with a bunch of yeast stuck to their beard.


Yeah - my reaction was "so they're going to make a beer using the yeast the brewer already uses every day?"
 
2012-09-27 12:13:40 PM  

Slu: Thank you! Sometimes I feel like the only one who dislikes the extreme hoppiness of everything these days.


You guys are behind the times. Ultra-hops is old and busted, it's the effervescent scent of cheese 'n' feet in xtreeeeeem saisons and farmhouse ales that's the new hotness.
 
2012-09-27 12:15:36 PM  

Professor Science: ...award-winning brewmaster John "More Hops" Maier."

So this is the asshole I can blame for the shelves being filled with beer that tastes like grapefruit peel and grass clippings gently moistened with fermented malt?


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\that bastard has his damn hands in *everything*
 
2012-09-27 12:20:00 PM  

Slu: Professor Science: ...award-winning brewmaster John "More Hops" Maier."

So this is the asshole I can blame for the shelves being filled with beer that tastes like grapefruit peel and grass clippings gently moistened with fermented malt?

Thank you! Sometimes I feel like the only one who dislikes the extreme hoppiness of everything these days.


You're not. Craft brewers now seem to be putting out two types of brew - something that tastes like I'm chewing on a mouthfull of hops or "stouts" that taste like a liquified candy bar.

Bleh

Keep your umpteenth Dark Lord remake or IPA made with yoir clever hops blend and give me a good pilsener
 
2012-09-27 12:25:08 PM  
i32.photobucket.com 

Maybe they could make special brews and use Kerry King, Billy Gibbons, Shavo or Scott Ian.



/or that awesome guy attacking that burger
 
2012-09-27 12:27:24 PM  

GRCooper:

Keep your umpteenth Dark Lord remake or IPA made with yoir clever hops blend and give me a good pilsener


Deal!
 
2012-09-27 12:38:16 PM  

GRCooper: Craft brewers now seem to be putting out two types of brew - something that tastes like I'm chewing on a mouthfull of hops or "stouts" that taste like a liquified candy bar.

Bleh

Keep your umpteenth Dark Lord remake or IPA made with yoir clever hops blend and give me a good pilsener


Sickly sweet (and/or burned) malt syrup is the other end of the "I Don't Know What the Fark I'm Doing" school of brewing. Good beer is a matter of balance. A porter with correctly roasted malt supported by a decent hop background is a thing of beauty and wonder, but it takes work to get it right.
 
2012-09-27 12:44:09 PM  
I hear they were considering making their beer from yeast from Chuck Norris' beard..

.. but then they decided it would be a bad idea because it would immediately kill anyone who tried to drink it. Chuck Norris would never go down without a fight.
 
2012-09-27 12:48:38 PM  

GRCooper: Slu: Professor Science: ...award-winning brewmaster John "More Hops" Maier."

So this is the asshole I can blame for the shelves being filled with beer that tastes like grapefruit peel and grass clippings gently moistened with fermented malt?

Thank you! Sometimes I feel like the only one who dislikes the extreme hoppiness of everything these days.

You're not. Craft brewers now seem to be putting out two types of brew - something that tastes like I'm chewing on a mouthfull of hops or "stouts" that taste like a liquified candy bar.

Bleh

Keep your umpteenth Dark Lord remake or IPA made with yoir clever hops blend and give me a good pilsener


thirded. Hops are a necessary flavor addition - not a beer flavor in and of themselves
 
2012-09-27 12:50:31 PM  
If it is as good as any of his other beers, I will happily drink a few. John Maier makes some of the most delicious beers this side of Oregon. I hope they have it on tap at the hops farm in Independence.
 
2012-09-27 12:50:53 PM  
I gave up Rogue beers for New Years. After charging $13 for a 22oz "Bacon Maple Bar American Ale", I decided to let them go out of business.
 
2012-09-27 12:54:14 PM  

CHAOtipper: If it is as good as any of his other beers, I will happily drink a few. John Maier makes some of the most delicious beers this side of Oregon. I hope they have it on tap at the hops farm in Independence.


plus he gets some serious, Grade A pootang

/different John Maier?
 
2012-09-27 12:55:22 PM  

IntertubeUser: I know how science works, yet this still frightens me.

Also, my girl has a yeast infection. Could she be an aspiring brewmaster?


Nope. Completely different kind of yeast. Brewer's yeast is Saccharomyces cerevisiae.
 
2012-09-27 12:59:07 PM  
Had the misfortune of seeing this story on the local news whilst eating lunch an hour ago.

/ barf
 
2012-09-27 01:02:26 PM  

Bruxellensis: IntertubeUser: I know how science works, yet this still frightens me.

Also, my girl has a yeast infection. Could she be an aspiring brewmaster?

Nope. Completely different kind of yeast. Brewer's yeast is Saccharomyces cerevisiae.


and, of course, Saccharomyces pastorianus, or *gasp* Brettanomyces bruxellensis.
 
2012-09-27 01:03:08 PM  
Oh, also, this is old news. I'm surprised it hasn't made the media rounds until now.
 
2012-09-27 01:04:44 PM  
Their beers are decent. Not $6/22oz great . . but not bad either. I think their hazelnut brown is pretty tasty. There's a place near me that fills growlers for $9.

I think the one great contribution that Rogue has made to the beer world is their Pacman yeast. That stuff is wild. The last time I used it I got 84% attenuation, which means that you can use it to brew extra strong ales that aren't disgustingly sweet or that don't need a ton of hops to keep balanced. I want to be able to be able to drink medium hopped 8% beers that don't taste super sweet.
 
2012-09-27 01:08:55 PM  

brewthunda: Their beers are decent. Not $6/22oz great . . but not bad either. I think their hazelnut brown is pretty tasty. There's a place near me that fills growlers for $9.

I think the one great contribution that Rogue has made to the beer world is their Pacman yeast. That stuff is wild. The last time I used it I got 84% attenuation, which means that you can use it to brew extra strong ales that aren't disgustingly sweet or that don't need a ton of hops to keep balanced. I want to be able to be able to drink medium hopped 8% beers that don't taste super sweet.


+1 for Pacman
 
2012-09-27 02:03:36 PM  

blatz514: What's next, pubes?


It's been done.

Bearded Clam
 
2012-09-27 02:19:33 PM  

Mutated-Snoopy: blatz514: What's next, pubes?

It's been done.

Bearded Clam


Would you look at that. To quote Beerfest: "I wanna stick my dick in it."
 
2012-09-27 04:28:01 PM  

Hawnkee: It's going to taste like his wife.


Really? No one caught this genius comment. I am dissapoint.

/golf clap
/I LOLed
 
2012-09-27 04:33:24 PM  

Bruxellensis: IntertubeUser: I know how science works, yet this still frightens me.

Also, my girl has a yeast infection. Could she be an aspiring brewmaster?

Nope. Completely different kind of yeast. Brewer's yeast is Saccharomyces cerevisiae.


I thought so also. But then how is hoo ha beer possible?
 
2012-09-27 04:38:16 PM  

skullkrusher: CHAOtipper: If it is as good as any of his other beers, I will happily drink a few. John Maier makes some of the most delicious beers this side of Oregon. I hope they have it on tap at the hops farm in Independence.

plus he gets some serious, Grade A pootang

/different John Maier?


Bigger than his body gives him credit for?
 
2012-09-27 05:19:27 PM  

IntertubeUser: Bruxellensis: IntertubeUser: I know how science works, yet this still frightens me.

Also, my girl has a yeast infection. Could she be an aspiring brewmaster?

Nope. Completely different kind of yeast. Brewer's yeast is Saccharomyces cerevisiae.

I thought so also. But then how is hoo ha beer possible?


The answer is in the comments (#3 & #4).
 
2012-09-27 05:24:56 PM  
Just came here to say that I bought a bottle of their Bacon Maple crap last night because I was curious. It was expensive as all hell and, bar none, the most disgusting beer I've ever tasted. I had to dump the entire bottle after a couple sips. I'll never purchase a Rogue beer again after trying that abomination.
 
2012-09-27 07:22:52 PM  
Hahaha, craft brewery. I don't care what they call themselves... or care that it could be produced in between batches at the shiatz factory, or some granola beer jesus guys garage.... or care that some guys on the internet believe the mixture of plants in my beer is wrong...

All I know is I really enjoy Rogue Yellow Snow IPA, it's my favourite.

Haters gonna hate.
 
2012-09-27 07:25:49 PM  
I'll take anything made by Stone over anything made by Rogue... Any day of the week.

That said,

24.media.tumblr.com

is some amazing farking beer.
 
2012-09-27 07:41:05 PM  

SirTanon: I'll take anything made by Stone over anything made by Rogue... Any day of the week.

That said,



is some amazing farking beer.


You arrogant bastard

/my bro's bachelor party began at the stone brewery. hic
 
2012-09-28 05:13:54 AM  

Slu: Professor Science: ...award-winning brewmaster John "More Hops" Maier."

So this is the asshole I can blame for the shelves being filled with beer that tastes like grapefruit peel and grass clippings gently moistened with fermented malt?

Thank you! Sometimes I feel like the only one who dislikes the extreme hoppiness of everything these days.


I hate hoppy beer. Bitter flavors are supposed to discourage you from consuming them, and it sure as hell works on me.
Fark IPAs, they taste medicinal the way Listerine Gold does.


skullkrusher: Hops are a necessary flavor addition


I think it is necessary to add them to call it beer now, but historically there have been beers that used all sorts of different "bittering" agents, some of which were not all that bitter; herbs like thyme, or juniper, or even pine for instance.


Professor Science: GRCooper: Craft brewers now seem to be putting out two types of brew - something that tastes like I'm chewing on a mouthfull of hops or "stouts" that taste like a liquified candy bar.

Bleh

Keep your umpteenth Dark Lord remake or IPA made with yoir clever hops blend and give me a good pilsener

Sickly sweet (and/or burned) malt syrup is the other end of the "I Don't Know What the Fark I'm Doing" school of brewing. Good beer is a matter of balance. A porter with correctly roasted malt supported by a decent hop background is a thing of beauty and wonder, but it takes work to get it right.


I'd rather drink one of those malt syrups than a well-made IPA to be honest. Even very low-bitterness, super-dark stouts have never tasted sickly sweet to me anyway. In fact more like coffee or very dark cocoa. It should be said that I really, really dislike bitter hop flavors, and a porter with a "decent hop background" is a beer I'd probably like less than one with a weak hop background, so my palate is obviously different from a lot of beer drinkers. Hell, the first beer I actually liked was a sour.
 
2012-09-28 04:32:48 PM  
pixel.nymag.com

Roger Ailes' beard
 
2012-09-30 10:44:19 AM  

Gawdzila: I think it is necessary to add them to call it beer now, but historically there have been beers that used all sorts of different "bittering" agents, some of which were not all that bitter; herbs like thyme, or juniper, or even pine for instance.


I had juniper beer (jeneverbier iirc) in Amsterdam, it was strong but very good, coming from this gin-lover. It was a huge change of pace from the white ales and lagers that were omnipresent there.

Bruxellensis: IntertubeUser: I know how science works, yet this still frightens me.

Also, my girl has a yeast infection. Could she be an aspiring brewmaster?

Nope. Completely different kind of yeast. Brewer's yeast is Saccharomyces cerevisiae.


You can make a beer or wine with any kind of yeast that can eat carbs, which is almost all of them, including the feminine varieties. Not all of them produce something palatable, probably either too sweet or too dry, but with enough tweaking I think you could get something drinkable out of almost any of them in some very, very different flavors than what most people are used to. I'd try a batch of any of them, and try not to grimace too much.

/I would hate to be the guy who ends up with the mother hair in his can.

Professor Science: ...award-winning brewmaster John "More Hops" Maier."

So this is the asshole I can blame for the shelves being filled with beer that tastes like grapefruit peel and grass clippings gently moistened with fermented malt?


The cynic in me says that the entire hop-craze was started by brewers giving in to demands by grocery stores to make their beer last on the shelf for a year or more. Hops are a preservative, not a flavorant, ffs.
 
2012-09-30 10:54:07 AM  

GRCooper: You're not. Craft brewers now seem to be putting out two types of brew - something that tastes like I'm chewing on a mouthfull of hops or "stouts" that taste like a liquified candy bar.


There are decent lagers, even pilsners available from crafters, that taste nothing like Natty or MGD or Bud.

Also, I really enjoyed my first "chocolate stout," and still appreciated my second one. After the third, I realized it was a stupid trend that had all but pushed out the decent stouts and porters that I was craving. All that's left on tap anywhere is Guinness.
 
2012-09-30 11:56:51 AM  

foxyshadis: You can make a beer or wine with any kind of yeast that can eat carbs, which is almost all of them, including the feminine varieties.


Wanna know how I know you don't know what you're talking about?

foxyshadis: Not all of them produce something palatable, probably either too sweet or too dry, but with enough tweaking I think you could get something drinkable out of almost any of them in some very, very different flavors than what most people are used to. I'd try a batch of any of them, and try not to grimace too much.


You have no idea what you're talking about. Seriously.

"Yeast is yeast! LOL!!1!!!one1!1!" 

The only way that what you are saying is remotely factual is if you're talking about varietal Brettanomyces or Saccharomyces strains. Candida can be pathogenic, and grows in a different way and in different environments than Brett and Sacch. That girl that claims to have made the pu$$y beer is either full of shiat, or doesn't know that some other strain of yeast took off fermentation rather than the Candida.
 
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