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2012-10-14 12:01:36 PM
Why don't I see Bud Light on there?!
 
2012-10-14 12:06:40 PM
Pabst Blue Ribbon got a Gold?

/list loses credibility
//I may have to go sample that Gold Country Pilsner, though
 
2012-10-14 12:20:51 PM
Category: 26 Kellerbier or Zwickelbier, 32 Entries

Gold: Bottle Rocket, Uncle Billy's Brew & Que - Lake Travis, Austin, TX


Sweet, my neighborhood bar/brewery brought home a gold.

I prefer the Hop Zombie myself, but still pretty cool.
 
2012-10-14 12:21:02 PM
FTFA: Since 2001, the most-entered category has been American-Style India Pale Ale (IPA), which saw 203 entries in 2012.

More and more I feel like I'm the only person on Earth who doesn't like IPA. I just don't.
 
2012-10-14 12:23:49 PM
Firestone Walker is all over this list, love their double IPA. CA
img src="http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lwy5b4NVYb1r2nt05o1_500.png">

/kidding
//willing to trade beer like Stone, Lagunitas, Firestone, Bear Republic, etc, from CA if you have some premium local beer eip... fan of excellent IPA and stouts...
 
2012-10-14 12:24:50 PM

Pappas: FTFA: Since 2001, the most-entered category has been American-Style India Pale Ale (IPA), which saw 203 entries in 2012.

More and more I feel like I'm the only person on Earth who doesn't like IPA. I just don't.


Nope, you're not alone, it's the only beer I don't drink.

/went this year and had a lot of fun
//so. much. beer.
 
2012-10-14 12:25:02 PM

Pappas: FTFA: Since 2001, the most-entered category has been American-Style India Pale Ale (IPA), which saw 203 entries in 2012.

More and more I feel like I'm the only person on Earth who doesn't like IPA. I just don't.


not the only one, I really don't like the fact that this country seems to have gone hops crazy, prefer more malt forward beers
 
2012-10-14 12:25:17 PM
Aw HTML fail...

25.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-10-14 12:28:12 PM
Surprised by the number of VA breweries. Glad to see my local pub ISN'T on the list; no arbitrary price increase for you!

Pappas: FTFA: Since 2001, the most-entered category has been American-Style India Pale Ale (IPA), which saw 203 entries in 2012.

More and more I feel like I'm the only person on Earth who doesn't like IPA. I just don't.


What are we, wine people? Somebody get this guy a beer he likes, STAT!
 
2012-10-14 12:28:27 PM

phoenix352: Pappas: FTFA: Since 2001, the most-entered category has been American-Style India Pale Ale (IPA), which saw 203 entries in 2012.

More and more I feel like I'm the only person on Earth who doesn't like IPA. I just don't.

Nope, you're not alone, it's the only beer I don't drink.

/went this year and had a lot of fun
//so. much. beer.


Same. I'll drink anything from a lager to a RI stout, but always skip the IPA. Just getting harder and harder to do so.
 
2012-10-14 12:28:34 PM
That's a lot of winners.
 
2012-10-14 12:28:35 PM
Holy City Pluff Mud Porter bringing home the gold for SC!
 
2012-10-14 12:28:44 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Pabst Blue Ribbon got a Gold?

/list loses credibility
//I may have to go sample that Gold Country Pilsner, though


Might as well give Stag the gold.

/I'll drink either in a pinch
//Prefer Stag over PBR, though
 
2012-10-14 12:33:55 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Pabst Blue Ribbon got a Gold?

/list loses credibility
//I may have to go sample that Gold Country Pilsner, though


This. PBR is bitter crap and shouldn't be on ANY list. Just goes to show the GABF is all hipsters and morons at that.


Give me my goddamn Lager (Molson comes to mind) and Pilsner (a true German one, mind you), and I'm happy as can be.



And get off of my lawn!
 
2012-10-14 12:34:11 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Pabst Blue Ribbon got a Gold?

/list loses credibility
//I may have to go sample that Gold Country Pilsner, though


Back in Michigan, I remember getting into a conversation with a brewer about PBR, as he stated it was one of his favorite beers (this was several years ago, and he didn't strike me as a hipster). Something about the consistency of the brewing for that style of beer, or something. I can't remember, I was shiatfaced on his triple IPA at the time. (I said I remember getting into the conversation.)

/That ought to do it. Thanks very much, Ray.
 
2012-10-14 12:39:46 PM
Oblig:

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2012-10-14 12:40:22 PM
Ticketmaster scammers who bought all the GABF tickets then listed them for 3x face value were unfortunately winning, leaving me with choice of paying it or not going at all.

//didn't go
 
2012-10-14 12:43:17 PM
MaudlinMutantMollusk:

Pabst Blue Ribbon got a Gold?
 
2012-10-14 12:44:15 PM

born_yesterday: Surprised by the number of VA breweries. Glad to see my local pub ISN'T on the list; no arbitrary price increase for you!

Pappas: FTFA: Since 2001, the most-entered category has been American-Style India Pale Ale (IPA), which saw 203 entries in 2012.

More and more I feel like I'm the only person on Earth who doesn't like IPA. I just don't.

What are we, wine people? Somebody get this guy a beer he likes, STAT!


I'm wine people too, and there's a similar problem brewing: everything's going sweet. But I can avoid moscatos and their foul kin much easier than I can IPA. Though, to be honest, there's always a few attractive options wherever I go.
 
2012-10-14 12:46:39 PM
allbeer.me

/ best.beer.on.earth
// all you whiny biatches that don't appreciate a tasty IIPA can DIAF
 
2012-10-14 12:46:54 PM

Pappas: FTFA: Since 2001, the most-entered category has been American-Style India Pale Ale (IPA), which saw 203 entries in 2012.

More and more I feel like I'm the only person on Earth who doesn't like IPA. I just don't.


no, it is a fad. because California doesn't have easy access to grains then tend to use more Hops in their beer. Eventually they will just soak hops in the water and allow you to suck on hops while you drink the water. people just like it because it is a strong flavor, and tends to be a bit more ABV.

i just love that PBR beat Miller.Lite.
 
2012-10-14 12:47:33 PM

Pappas: born_yesterday: Surprised by the number of VA breweries. Glad to see my local pub ISN'T on the list; no arbitrary price increase for you!

Pappas: FTFA: Since 2001, the most-entered category has been American-Style India Pale Ale (IPA), which saw 203 entries in 2012.

More and more I feel like I'm the only person on Earth who doesn't like IPA. I just don't.

What are we, wine people? Somebody get this guy a beer he likes, STAT!

I'm wine people too, and there's a similar problem brewing: everything's going sweet. But I can avoid moscatos and their foul kin much easier than I can IPA. Though, to be honest, there's always a few attractive options wherever I go.


I used to hate IPAs and be the opposite of a hop-head until I started drinking Malbecs and Tempranillos, then I started liking stuff like Dogfish and the local APAs. I swear the drier, more tannic wines got me to appreciating the hoppier beers.
 
2012-10-14 12:47:50 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Pabst Blue Ribbon got a Gold?

/list loses credibility
//I may have to go sample that Gold Country Pilsner, though


The fact that PBR, Miller Lite and farking Keystone light were on the list at all makes me think this whole thing is full of shiat.
 
2012-10-14 12:57:20 PM

veedeevadeevoodee: / best.beer.on.earth


Wouldn't say best, but the strong malt flavor atop of the lengthy bittering hopping and floral dryhopping makes 90 IIPA fulfill a need for a strong, no-nonsense beer unlike about anything else can. Definitely some effort put into getting three powerful tastes balanced so well.

Hard for me to identify a "best". Arrogant Bastard or St. Rogue Red or Stony Brook Red or V-Twelve or Palo Santo Marron are all good contenders for best for me because I could drink them about anytime with about anything.
 
2012-10-14 12:57:54 PM

Tchernobog: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Pabst Blue Ribbon got a Gold?

/list loses credibility
//I may have to go sample that Gold Country Pilsner, though

The fact that PBR, Miller Lite and farking Keystone light were on the list at all makes me think this whole thing is full of shiat.


To be fair, I think the category was "Sex-in-a-Canoe-style light lager"
 
2012-10-14 12:59:45 PM
California makes the best beer in the US as demonstrated by the most gold medals won.

it's the only thing besides the weather that I miss about the state.
 
2012-10-14 01:02:17 PM

Suspiciously, Coors and Corona were missing. Both are p*ss beers. No Full Sail makes me think this was a setup.

s11.postimage.org
 
2012-10-14 01:02:39 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Pabst Blue Ribbon got a Gold?

/list loses credibility
//I may have to go sample that Gold Country Pilsner, though


Don't get too worked up. They got a gold in "American-style light or premium lager." That's the category for Bud Light, Keystone, Coors Light, and all the other mass-produced, no flavor, watered-down rice-water. Winning that gold means you're king of shiat Mountain.
 
2012-10-14 01:04:18 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Pabst Blue Ribbon got a Gold?

/list loses credibility
//I may have to go sample that Gold Country Pilsner, though


Given the category, "American-Style Lager, Light Lager or Premium Lager", and the fact that its two top competitors were Keystone Light and Miller Lite, I'd take PBR over those two any day of the week.

I think it's just a category made for poopy sex-in-a-canoe beers.
 
2012-10-14 01:05:15 PM

Texian: Pappas: born_yesterday: Surprised by the number of VA breweries. Glad to see my local pub ISN'T on the list; no arbitrary price increase for you!

Pappas: FTFA: Since 2001, the most-entered category has been American-Style India Pale Ale (IPA), which saw 203 entries in 2012.

More and more I feel like I'm the only person on Earth who doesn't like IPA. I just don't.

What are we, wine people? Somebody get this guy a beer he likes, STAT!

I'm wine people too, and there's a similar problem brewing: everything's going sweet. But I can avoid moscatos and their foul kin much easier than I can IPA. Though, to be honest, there's always a few attractive options wherever I go.

I used to hate IPAs and be the opposite of a hop-head until I started drinking Malbecs and Tempranillos, then I started liking stuff like Dogfish and the local APAs. I swear the drier, more tannic wines got me to appreciating the hoppier beers.


Malbecs are one of my absolute favorite varietals... as far as I'm concerned, the dryer, more tannic the wine, the better. Hell, I dig Campari cocktails, but I just can't get into hops.
 
2012-10-14 01:09:30 PM

Texian: Pappas: born_yesterday: Surprised by the number of VA breweries. Glad to see my local pub ISN'T on the list; no arbitrary price increase for you!

Pappas: FTFA: Since 2001, the most-entered category has been American-Style India Pale Ale (IPA), which saw 203 entries in 2012.

More and more I feel like I'm the only person on Earth who doesn't like IPA. I just don't.

What are we, wine people? Somebody get this guy a beer he likes, STAT!

I'm wine people too, and there's a similar problem brewing: everything's going sweet. But I can avoid moscatos and their foul kin much easier than I can IPA. Though, to be honest, there's always a few attractive options wherever I go.

I used to hate IPAs and be the opposite of a hop-head until I started drinking Malbecs and Tempranillos, then I started liking stuff like Dogfish and the local APAs. I swear the drier, more tannic wines got me to appreciating the hoppier beers.


Texian, I think you might be onto something. I'll have to see if my tastes in wine have changed.

/Just picked up two growlers of dee-licious IPA (actually took the bronze in 2009)
//NOM...NOM...NUMB!
 
2012-10-14 01:17:45 PM

Pappas: Texian: Pappas: born_yesterday: Surprised by the number of VA breweries. Glad to see my local pub ISN'T on the list; no arbitrary price increase for you!

Pappas: FTFA: Since 2001, the most-entered category has been American-Style India Pale Ale (IPA), which saw 203 entries in 2012.

More and more I feel like I'm the only person on Earth who doesn't like IPA. I just don't.

What are we, wine people? Somebody get this guy a beer he likes, STAT!

I'm wine people too, and there's a similar problem brewing: everything's going sweet. But I can avoid moscatos and their foul kin much easier than I can IPA. Though, to be honest, there's always a few attractive options wherever I go.

I used to hate IPAs and be the opposite of a hop-head until I started drinking Malbecs and Tempranillos, then I started liking stuff like Dogfish and the local APAs. I swear the drier, more tannic wines got me to appreciating the hoppier beers.

Malbecs are one of my absolute favorite varietals... as far as I'm concerned, the dryer, more tannic the wine, the better. Hell, I dig Campari cocktails, but I just can't get into hops.


To each their own set of taste-buds. I still like a good creamy-malty Scottish Ale or Dry Stout too, but I have edged away from them for the new farm-house sours of late. Everyone biatching about the American over-hopping trend, heads-up: that the next up-and-coming "thing" is farm-house-style sour beers. It's the new rage in Central Texas and parts of Cali and Colorado. I'm not sure what the next trend will be in counter-reaction to those sour styles...
 
2012-10-14 01:33:37 PM
It feels like an arms race in the IPA side of things. I went from loving IPAs, to just generally avoiding them on principle.
There's so many other great beers, though, that you could ignore the IPA world and you'd be set for a very long time.
 
2012-10-14 01:38:13 PM

Pappas: FTFA: Since 2001, the most-entered category has been American-Style India Pale Ale (IPA), which saw 203 entries in 2012.

More and more I feel like I'm the only person on Earth who doesn't like IPA. I just don't.


I like IPAs well enough, every so often, but over the past ten years or so, a lot of craft brewers seem to have concluded that you have to put in so much hops that you can't taste anything else. It's getting to be like those "hot wings challenges" where they just soak the wing in pure capsaicin extract and people eat them to prove how macho they are, rather than eating them because they actually taste good.

Hops should complement the flavor of the beer, not hide it.

Just my personal opinion. De gustibus non est disputandum.
 
2012-10-14 01:40:38 PM
oh yeah, i'll spend precious minutes clicking on link after link to get information i'm barely interested in. you also the type that waits in line at Chili's, subby? i'm not.
 
2012-10-14 01:47:49 PM

veedeevadeevoodee: [allbeer.me image 375x500]

/ best.beer.on.earth
// all you whiny biatches that don't appreciate a tasty IIPA can DIAF


More for you. Drink all of it and STFU.
 
2012-10-14 02:01:28 PM

FloydA: Pappas: FTFA: Since 2001, the most-entered category has been American-Style India Pale Ale (IPA), which saw 203 entries in 2012.

More and more I feel like I'm the only person on Earth who doesn't like IPA. I just don't.

I like IPAs well enough, every so often, but over the past ten years or so, a lot of craft brewers seem to have concluded that you have to put in so much hops that you can't taste anything else. It's getting to be like those "hot wings challenges" where they just soak the wing in pure capsaicin extract and people eat them to prove how macho they are, rather than eating them because they actually taste good.

Hops should complement the flavor of the beer, not hide it.

Just my personal opinion. De gustibus non est disputandum.


Try New Belgium's seasonals Red Hoptober and Snow Day if you get a chance. They are very well hopped but have great malty backbones.
 
2012-10-14 02:12:23 PM

violentsalvation:

Try New Belgium's seasonals Red Hoptober and Snow Day if you get a chance. They are very well hopped but have great malty backbones.


Thanks for the recommendation. I'll keep my eyes open.
 
2012-10-14 02:16:06 PM
IPAs are for people with their tastebuds in their ass. A beer should be crisp and refreshing, not bitter and unbearable to drink. Just because you can convince yourself to drink it does not make it good. People describing the nuances of an IPA make me laugh--there's no such thing as 'nuance', only bitter.
 
2012-10-14 02:16:45 PM
Woot for Green Flash: Two golds and a silver. (Le Freak and one that's a little harder to come by, Rayon Vert, are my favorites)
 
2012-10-14 02:17:54 PM
lh3.googleusercontent.com 

Thread over.
 
2012-10-14 02:57:55 PM

fastfxr: IPAs are for people with their tastebuds in their ass. A beer should be crisp and refreshing, not bitter and unbearable to drink. Just because you can convince yourself to drink it does not make it good. People describing the nuances of an IPA make me laugh--there's no such thing as 'nuance', only bitter.


IPA's are even worse than beer with fruit/vegetables in it .
 
2012-10-14 03:05:49 PM

RY28: fastfxr: IPAs are for people with their tastebuds in their ass. A beer should be crisp and refreshing, not bitter and unbearable to drink. Just because you can convince yourself to drink it does not make it good. People describing the nuances of an IPA make me laugh--there's no such thing as 'nuance', only bitter.

IPA's are even worse than beer with fruit/vegetables in it .


IPAs killed my dog and voted for Hitler.
 
2012-10-14 03:07:43 PM

foo monkey: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Pabst Blue Ribbon got a Gold?

/list loses credibility
//I may have to go sample that Gold Country Pilsner, though

Don't get too worked up. They got a gold in "American-style light or premium lager." That's the category for Bud Light, Keystone, Coors Light, and all the other mass-produced, no flavor, watered-down rice-water. Winning that gold means you're king of shiat Mountain.


Yeah, THIS.

PBR is a really great example of the style. For what it is, it's the best. The fact that "what it is", is utter shiat doesn't change the fact that PBR is the shiattiest.
 
2012-10-14 03:28:18 PM
Cool. I'll be in San Luis Obispo in a couple weeks. I'll have to stop by Tap In Brewery and try their award winning IPA.
 
2012-10-14 03:49:15 PM
beer.findthebest.com

Only took a silver, but it's a damn good beer for when you just want "a beer"
 
2012-10-14 03:57:09 PM

Pep Streebeck:  

Thread over.


Yeah, Brooklyn doesn't brew anything bad. One of my go-to breweries.
 
2012-10-14 04:05:31 PM

ChubbyTiger: Pep Streebeck:  

Thread over.

Yeah, Brooklyn doesn't brew anything bad. One of my go-to breweries.


theawesomer.com

I was fortunate enough to try some of this. All I can say is "Daaammmmnnn"
 
2012-10-14 04:18:59 PM

veedeevadeevoodee: [allbeer.me image 375x500]

/ best.beer.on.earth
// all you whiny biatches that don't appreciate a tasty IIPA can DIAF


I am not excited by new versions of the same IPA, but certain versions stand out and are something else entirely. 90 minute IPA does not even taste like an IPA to me; it is...very good, one of my favorites. Too pricey for all but the occasional treat.

//Magic Hat is my brewer, though
 
2012-10-14 06:03:34 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Pabst Blue Ribbon got a Gold?

/list loses credibility
//I may have to go sample that Gold Country Pilsner, though


The thing to understand is that beer styles are predicated upon examples of that style. For something like an American Lager, PBR, while it's not exactly a world beater in terms of the huge scope of beers that currently exist is a good product in its own right. It's brewed consistently because it's made in huge batches. Is it the best beer in the world? No. It is pretty much exactly what the definition for the category it's competing in says it should be, though. That it should win in no way invalidates the judging process. In fact, it suggests that the judging process worked the way it was supposed to.
 
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