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(BusinessWeek)   German hops farmer predicts Anheuser-Busch InBev will regret switching to cheaper hops. "Eventually, they will realize customers want quality beer"   (businessweek.com) divider line 149
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2012-10-27 07:40:47 AM  
...then why are they drinking beer from Anheuser-Busch?
 
2012-10-27 07:43:42 AM  
Bud drinkers will never know the difference. I usually drink pale ales or IPA's, but a friend gave me a Becks a few weeks ago and I thought it was different from what I remembered. I chalked it up to having been drinking the ales for the last few years, but now I know the reason. I'm guessing they don't try to sell that crap in Germany.
 
2012-10-27 08:22:14 AM  
i218.photobucket.com

I don't think that'll be a problem.
 
2012-10-27 08:44:37 AM  
Ironic tag on vacation or just puking on its shirt?
 
2012-10-27 08:47:47 AM  
It's either too early or too late for a beer snob thread. Can't tell which.
 
2012-10-27 08:47:58 AM  
You could give those people colored water and they'd still think it was high quality beer.
 
2012-10-27 08:51:21 AM  

Fluid: You could give those people colored water and they'd still think it was high quality beer don't give a fark.


FTFY

/remembers going out to pick up a case of the beast saturday afternoons in college
 
2012-10-27 08:51:22 AM  
LOL I like spending more money on my drugs because ADVERTISEMENT.
 
2012-10-27 08:53:08 AM  
I see that the important points have been covered. If people are drinking Bud, obviously the ship for wanting quality beer has sailed.
 
2012-10-27 08:54:40 AM  
Are we talking American or European Bud? There's a big difference.
 
2012-10-27 08:54:45 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: ...then why are they drinking beer from Anheuser-Busch?


Pretty sure
images2.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2012-10-27 08:56:59 AM  
I love beer snob threads. I feel like I'm getting a quality education for when I start drinking GOOD beer..

/after I pop out this damn kid...
 
2012-10-27 08:58:13 AM  

FriarReb98: It's either too early or too late for a beer snob thread. Can't tell which.


Both, so fire away!

Old Peculier
 
2012-10-27 08:58:52 AM  
Oh, and doneinone
 
2012-10-27 08:59:17 AM  
sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net

This is coming out soon where I live, so I'm pretty stoked.
 
2012-10-27 09:00:22 AM  

jeaux65: I love beer snob threads. I feel like I'm getting a quality education for when I start drinking GOOD beer..

/after I pop out this damn kid...


Just fyi, according to my paramedic education and my wife's NICU nursing education and experience, a single beer a day (or glass of wine for that matter) will not effect the kid at all. You do have that whole "can't have just one" issue, but as long as you aren't slamming a liter a day and sta away from the high gravity brews you should be fine.
 
2012-10-27 09:00:44 AM  
4.bp.blogspot.com

Another one of my favorite seasonals.
 
2012-10-27 09:01:45 AM  

Shadowknight: jeaux65: I love beer snob threads. I feel like I'm getting a quality education for when I start drinking GOOD beer..

/after I pop out this damn kid...

Just fyi, according to my paramedic education and my wife's NICU nursing education and experience, a single beer a day (or glass of wine for that matter) will not effect the kid at all. You do have that whole "can't have just one" issue, but as long as you aren't slamming a liter a day and sta away from the high gravity brews you should be fine.


Oh, and do keep it to your house. You tend to get weird looks as a pregnant woman with your belly up to a bar.
 
2012-10-27 09:01:50 AM  
I'm pretty sure that 90% of what most people think is beer comes out of the same bucket of mule whiz. Whose who seek quality will find it, those who don't care wont bother. It's sort of like Wal Mart.
 
2012-10-27 09:02:35 AM  
1.bp.blogspot.com

not alcoholic, but gross nonetheless
 
2012-10-27 09:02:53 AM  

jeaux65: I love beer snob threads. I feel like I'm getting a quality education for when I start drinking GOOD beer..

/after I pop out this damn kid...


Hey, there, fellow farkette!

How much longer ya in for?
I'm guessing home stretch, that's when it starts feeling like GET THIS THING OUT OF ME.



/YMMV. Generally the marathon puking can cause this to happen earlier.
 
2012-10-27 09:03:45 AM  
farm4.static.flickr.com

Pricey, but I love Belgian beers.
 
2012-10-27 09:04:19 AM  
Just last weekend I was talking to a guy who works for them. He says his job has gotten much worse since InBev took over. The old management believed in spending money for quality to make the best product possible (believe it or not.) The new management believes in maximizing profits by cutting costs wherever they can. Everyone who has worked under both management teams say that quality is going downhill fast.

/Not a beer drinker. Don't have a dog in this fight.
 
2012-10-27 09:04:31 AM  

verbaltoxin: This is coming out soon where I live, so I'm pretty stoked.


Ooo. Whazzat?
Can't quite see what type it is on me phone.
 
2012-10-27 09:04:32 AM  
thebeersessions.com

If I had to pick a "favorite" beer, this would probably be it.
 
2012-10-27 09:05:31 AM  

TheMysticS: verbaltoxin: This is coming out soon where I live, so I'm pretty stoked.

Ooo. Whazzat?
Can't quite see what type it is on me phone.


Lucky Bucket Brewing's Snowsuit seasonal. They're based in La Vista, NE, adjacent to Omaha.
 
2012-10-27 09:06:35 AM  

Shadowknight: I see that the important points have been covered. If people are drinking Bud, obviously the ship for wanting quality beer has sailed.


but wait. support small brewers.and hop farmers . Yes, hops are expensive, and they should be. They are a pain in the ass to grow. and a real biatch to harvest. Such is life. Dont hate the players, hate the game. And InBev has really féd with the world of brewing. Thanks, assholes, for depriving me of an ale that seems like motor oil to many ( McEwans Scotch Ale ) crfap webshiate link but, asidefrom all of that- you average hop farmer is lucky to clear 90 g a year.It can cost about 150 g to maintain a full hop farm. Just saying. Humulus Lupus- the other major imortant part of beer.
 
2012-10-27 09:07:19 AM  

bunner: I'm pretty sure that 90% of what most people think is beer comes out of the same bucket of mule whiz. Whose who seek quality will find it, those who don't care wont bother. It's sort of like Wal Mart.


I didn't drink any beer until earlier this year, at the age of 31. Everything I had up to that point was bitter and I didn't care a lick for it. But when we went to Bavaria this last time, I decided to try to activate my German genetics and drink only beer.

A revelation happened on that day. Now my brother is teaching me the ways of craft beers and I'm loving all the good German, English, and Irish beers I have access too. Unfortunately, since I started out in the good stuff, I went straight to beer snob. Last time I was home I tried to drink that god-awful Bud-Lite on dollar beer night at a local pizza place. It tasted... inoffensive, I guess. But it wasn't worth the dollar, that's for sure.
 
2012-10-27 09:08:19 AM  
And yes, I am rather drunk, hence the typos. ey- its 6 am and .AND?
 
2012-10-27 09:08:26 AM  

verbaltoxin: TheMysticS: verbaltoxin: This is coming out soon where I live, so I'm pretty stoked.

Ooo. Whazzat?
Can't quite see what type it is on me phone.

Lucky Bucket Brewing's Snowsuit seasonal. They're based in La Vista, NE, adjacent to Omaha.


Thank you much.
Snowsuit. Nice name.
Dark, spicy?
 
2012-10-27 09:10:07 AM  

TheMysticS: verbaltoxin: TheMysticS: verbaltoxin: This is coming out soon where I live, so I'm pretty stoked.

Ooo. Whazzat?
Can't quite see what type it is on me phone.

Lucky Bucket Brewing's Snowsuit seasonal. They're based in La Vista, NE, adjacent to Omaha.

Thank you much.
Snowsuit. Nice name.
Dark, spicy?


I haven't had it before. I tried their Oktoberfest from this fall though, and it stacked right up against any Warsteiner or Spaten marzen style I've had. So I'm giving their winter seasonal a shot.
 
2012-10-27 09:10:25 AM  
i drink to self medicate. i don't give a damn what it tastes like. i want the cheapest price. period. there was a time 'earthquake' was 12% alcohol and 99 cents for a 24 ounce can. the stuff was nasty. it had a ton of corn syrup iirc to try to mask the fowl swill it was. my teeth would feeling like a jackhammer was working on them if i crashed without drinking water first and had dry mouth in the morning. kinda like way back in college when girls and even some guys would throw a party and serve rum and farking coke all night long. it shouldn't cost $3 to get a six pack of shiate beer.
 
2012-10-27 09:12:04 AM  
I don't get the appeal of hops at all. I'll stick with wheat beers, thanks.
 
2012-10-27 09:12:16 AM  
That's not a beer. This is a beer:
baltibrew.org

As delicious as it is, though, I think I need to cut alcohol out of my diet entirely. I love the way Old Rasputin tastes and I enjoy the buzz, but fark if I hate the hangover, the gut enlargement, and the negative effects on the brain. Why can't tasty shiat just be good for us?

Also there's no excuse for drinking a beer produced by the beer mills. fark Bud, Coors, Miller, etc. Microbreweries are so common now and so amazingly good at their job that drinking anything else is basically fraud against the self.
 
2012-10-27 09:12:31 AM  

oldernell: Bud drinkers will never know the difference. I usually drink pale ales or IPA's, but a friend gave me a Becks a few weeks ago and I thought it was different from what I remembered. I chalked it up to having been drinking the ales for the last few years, but now I know the reason. I'm guessing they don't try to sell that crap in Germany.


Had the exact same experience with Becks. It used to be a pretty good beer.
 
2012-10-27 09:13:48 AM  
i218.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-27 09:15:50 AM  

alienated: Shadowknight: I see that the important points have been covered. If people are drinking Bud, obviously the ship for wanting quality beer has sailed.

but wait. support small brewers.and hop farmers . Yes, hops are expensive, and they should be. They are a pain in the ass to grow. and a real biatch to harvest. Such is life. Dont hate the players, hate the game. And InBev has really féd with the world of brewing. Thanks, assholes, for depriving me of an ale that seems like motor oil to many ( McEwans Scotch Ale ) crfap webshiate link but, asidefrom all of that- you average hop farmer is lucky to clear 90 g a year.It can cost about 150 g to maintain a full hop farm. Just saying. Humulus Lupus- the other major imortant part of beer.


While I was home this past summer in Michigan, my family took me all around to these little local brewers that have sprung up, and had some of my brother's homemade pumpkin ale and pear cider. Fell in love with a few local ones, and can't wait to move back there for the beer alone. And family too, guess.

www.frankenmuthbrewery.com


One of my favorites, even if it was one of the "bigger" local brew houses in mid Michigan.
 
2012-10-27 09:16:18 AM  
Not sure if I'm snobbish enough for this thread, but here's what I buy by the case:
 
 
farm3.static.flickr.com
 
2012-10-27 09:17:13 AM  

smimmy: I don't get the appeal of hops at all. I'll stick with wheat beers, thanks.


Agreed to a point. Don't like it too hoppy, or that bitter issue gets me again. Still good in moderation, though.
 
2012-10-27 09:17:46 AM  

smimmy: I don't get the appeal of hops at all. I'll stick with wheat beers, thanks.


Different strokes. I don't understand why people like sours. To me they just taste like someone found a way to sell beer that got infected. I hated IPAs the first few times I tried them, but gradually began to enjoy the astringency.

That being said, some breweries definitely go waaaay overboard with them.

/loves me some Weihenstephaner
 
2012-10-27 09:17:52 AM  

oldernell: Bud drinkers will never know the difference. I usually drink pale ales or IPA's, but a friend gave me a Becks a few weeks ago and I thought it was different from what I remembered. I chalked it up to having been drinking the ales for the last few years, but now I know the reason. I'm guessing they don't try to sell that crap in Germany.


The Germans have an awesome beer law called Reinheitsgebot (German Beer Purity Law). While it's been slightly adjusted since it was instated back in 1516, many German Brewers still adhere to its laws by only ever including water, hops and barley in their beer. They've also changed the name slightly since then:

Link
 
2012-10-27 09:18:45 AM  

Shadowknight: bunner: I'm pretty sure that 90% of what most people think is beer comes out of the same bucket of mule whiz. Whose who seek quality will find it, those who don't care wont bother. It's sort of like Wal Mart.

I didn't drink any beer until earlier this year, at the age of 31. Everything I had up to that point was bitter and I didn't care a lick for it. But when we went to Bavaria this last time, I decided to try to activate my German genetics and drink only beer.

A revelation happened on that day. Now my brother is teaching me the ways of craft beers and I'm loving all the good German, English, and Irish beers I have access too. Unfortunately, since I started out in the good stuff, I went straight to beer snob. Last time I was home I tried to drink that god-awful Bud-Lite on dollar beer night at a local pizza place. It tasted... inoffensive, I guess. But it wasn't worth the dollar, that's for sure.


sort of the same. My old man was the beer connoisseur and had a pretty snazzy wine cellar. I drank whiskey. Period. Then I found fresh half and halfs at the Oirish local and Alexander Keith's Lager which, yeah, you can't buy in America anymore. *sigh*
 
2012-10-27 09:19:03 AM  
I started calling horseshiat on beer snobbery when a friend turned down a glass of Ommegang Ale ("too sweet") in favor of a farking Rainier. I don't think you can get much more blasphemous than that, even if we are in the PNW!
 
2012-10-27 09:21:18 AM  
www.thebrewsite.com
All you need to know about seasonal beers.
 
2012-10-27 09:22:29 AM  
encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com

It's kind of funny. This company, under a different name, was essentially like Natty Light back when I was in college. BUT, they have completely turned around and put out some very good beer these days.
 
2012-10-27 09:23:15 AM  

stevejovi: All you need to know about seasonal beers.


Never had the Christmas stuff, but the company makes a decent brew.
 
2012-10-27 09:23:48 AM  
www.bigrockbeer.com

Give me Grasshopper, or give me death!

/The Big Rock Brewery is about a 10 minute drive from my house.
//Freshest beers, everything they make is great.
 
2012-10-27 09:26:49 AM  

casual disregard: That's not a beer. This is a beer:
[baltibrew.org image 450x547]

As delicious as it is, though, I think I need to cut alcohol out of my diet entirely. I love the way Old Rasputin tastes and I enjoy the buzz, but fark if I hate the hangover, the gut enlargement, and the negative effects on the brain. Why can't tasty shiat just be good for us?

Also there's no excuse for drinking a beer produced by the beer mills. fark Bud, Coors, Miller, etc. Microbreweries are so common now and so amazingly good at their job that drinking anything else is basically fraud against the self.


Yeah, Old Rasputin is my current favorite and, damn, is it yummy. However, it will fark you up fast (9% alcohol by volume).
 
2012-10-27 09:31:05 AM  

verbaltoxin: TheMysticS: verbaltoxin: TheMysticS: verbaltoxin: This is coming out soon where I live, so I'm pretty stoked.

Ooo. Whazzat?
Can't quite see what type it is on me phone.

Lucky Bucket Brewing's Snowsuit seasonal. They're based in La Vista, NE, adjacent to Omaha.

Thank you much.
Snowsuit. Nice name.
Dark, spicy?

I haven't had it before. I tried their Oktoberfest from this fall though, and it stacked right up against any Warsteiner or Spaten marzen style I've had. So I'm giving their winter seasonal a shot.


Let us know!

And keep it coming, Farkers. I've got a local place that prides themselves on getting whatever you want!

Lucky me
 
2012-10-27 09:32:28 AM  
Christmas beers tend to go a little much on the wassail ingredients. My winter seasonal go-to brew is right here:

thefullpint.com
 
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