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2013-05-16 10:00:59 PM
I used the ironic tag before it was cool.
 
2013-05-16 10:02:32 PM

logggur: I used the ironic tag before it was cool.


According to your join date, that's impossible.
 
2013-05-16 10:03:00 PM

awalkingecho: logggur: I used the ironic tag before it was cool.

According to your join date, that's impossible.


I flew too close to the sun with this one.
 
2013-05-16 10:04:11 PM
RT FOOD STORY SLUGGED: WBS-BEER KRT PHOTO BY RALPH LAUER/FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM (July 21) Pabst Blue Ribbon was practically a dead brand until it became trendy with bike messengers and popularity has spread making it a "cool" beer despite no advertising. (gsb) 2003 Original Filename: FOOD_WBS-BEER_1_FT.jpg

Hipster image caption?
 
2013-05-16 10:04:49 PM
That's why I drink Genny Cream Ale. It's $13.99/30 where I live. I'll be pissed when the hipsters discover it because I was drinking it before it was cool.
 
2013-05-16 10:05:34 PM
The Original Hipster:

content8.flixster.com
 
2013-05-16 10:05:54 PM
I don't even drink beer anymore. It's gotten way too popular.
 
2013-05-16 10:10:15 PM
Ya think?!

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-05-16 10:10:16 PM
Drank high life in college at 12.50/30. About 2008 (still in school), all the trendy/Hipster types started drinking it and PBR and the price jumped to 15/30 in town.

I could still buy for 12.50 the next town over, so this isn't new at all.
 
2013-05-16 10:11:52 PM
I agree. I used to get a case of PBR bar bottles for $12.65 + deposit before the "cool" kids started liking it.
 
2013-05-16 10:12:09 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: I don't even drink beer anymore. It's gotten way too popular.


I don't even drink fluids anymore.

Fluids are over.
 
2013-05-16 10:16:05 PM
Bastards
 
2013-05-16 10:16:05 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: I don't even drink beer anymore. It's gotten way too popular.


It's bottom shelf vodka for me these days.
 
2013-05-16 10:21:06 PM
In all seriousness, I go to Walgreens and get their brand of beer. Yes. It's called Big Flatts. It's sold only at Walgreens. $3.10/6 cans. That's a price I can handle. And since I dont drink a ton, I like being able to get my buzz on for the same price as one beer at the bar.
 
2013-05-16 10:22:25 PM
Why would you ever drink cheap beer?  It tastes like crap.  :0
 
2013-05-16 10:24:43 PM
or people have been buying it cause there was a downturn in the economy and 2 bucks for a beer is a good deal
 
2013-05-16 10:25:17 PM

Hagbardr: That's why I drink Genny Cream Ale. It's $13.99/30 where I live. I'll be pissed when the hipsters discover it because I was drinking it before it was cool.


Pfft.

beardsandbooze.files.wordpress.com

Very sweet, but not bad considering the price. Little darker hue than any miller product ive compared it to at least, and its somehow hangover free. Theres also boxer ice which tastes a little better, is 5.5% instead of 5% and is the same price.
 
2013-05-16 10:25:18 PM
Back in the 70s my friend drank PBR because it was cheap and he always made sure I had a beer in my hand when I visited. I kinda got to liking it back then, and still have a soft spot for it. I've been drinking SNPA for the past 20 years, but for a canned domestic lager, PBR is not so bad. It may be better than Bud.
 
2013-05-16 10:26:21 PM
$4 for a can of Hamm's is not cool.
 
2013-05-16 10:26:50 PM
Huh, so PBR was popular with the working class and now it's popular among the yuppie hipster douches because they can condescend merely by holding it in their hands.
Hipsters really are scum.
 
2013-05-16 10:28:39 PM

Tarkus: Back in the 70s my friend drank PBR because it was cheap and he always made sure I had a beer in my hand when I visited. I kinda got to liking it back then, and still have a soft spot for it. I've been drinking SNPA for the past 20 years, but for a canned domestic lager, PBR is not so bad. It may be better than Bud.


The only thing worse than Bud is Old E.
 
2013-05-16 10:28:47 PM

Cubs300: In all seriousness, I go to Walgreens and get their brand of beer. Yes. It's called Big Flatts. It's sold only at Walgreens. $3.10/6 cans. That's a price I can handle. And since I dont drink a ton, I like being able to get my buzz on for the same price as one beer at the bar.


Big Flatts for the win!
 
2013-05-16 10:31:58 PM
$13.99 for 30 beers?

STFU. In western Canuckistan we pay over $55 for 30 of the same thing. Not that I buy PBR but I've never seen less than $50 for 30 of anything.

Gubment taxation on booze up here blows harder than anything.

/grumble...whine..
 
2013-05-16 10:33:18 PM
Researchers claim hipsters to blame for cheap beer price hikes

Am I the only one who read that headline to the tune of Margaritaville?
 
2013-05-16 10:34:11 PM
Hipsters better not fark up my cheap beer o' choice:2.bp.blogspot.com A sixer of 1-pint cans is six bucks in any packie in Puritan Massachusetts. And their Octoberfest is farking delicious.
 
2013-05-16 10:34:57 PM

God-is-a-Taco: Huh, so PBR was popular with the working class and now it's popular among the yuppie hipster douches because they can condescend merely by holding it in their hands.
Hipsters really are scum.



That's the jist of it. And they wonder why people have such visceral hate for them-- when the pretend to like something "ironically" they're really dissing it.
 
2013-05-16 10:38:12 PM

Cubs300: In all seriousness, I go to Walgreens and get their brand of beer. Yes. It's called Big Flatts. It's sold only at Walgreens. $3.10/6 cans. That's a price I can handle. And since I dont drink a ton, I like being able to get my buzz on for the same price as one beer at the bar.


Grain alcohol would be cheaper and you could mix it with urine if you still wanted the authentic Big Flats flavor. As evidenced above, im a bit of a cheap beer connoisseur, walgreens beer is not good at all.
 
2013-05-16 10:40:01 PM
I once met a hipster who burned his tongue pretty bad on some hot coffee. He drank it before it was cool.
 
2013-05-16 10:41:51 PM
12.99/30 of Natural near me.

But I think that stuff is swill.

Rather pay 15/30 of Natty Boh.  Which is apparently only popular here.
 
2013-05-16 10:42:13 PM
I drink keystone light. So i guess I am not a hipster...just white trash.
 
2013-05-16 10:42:37 PM
'So, this beer is swill?"

"Oh, of course."

"But you drink it.."

"I - RON - ically, see?"

"So, you drink swill..."

"Yeah..."

 "So you can sit around it thrift shop clothes and nod at each other.."

"Yeah."

"Smirking..."

"Constantly!"

"Because it's.. ironic."

"You couldn't possiblyunderstand."

"Oh, I dunno about that."
 
2013-05-16 10:43:11 PM

ThatGuyFromTheInternet: Hipsters better not fark up my cheap beer o' choice:[2.bp.blogspot.com image 850x566] A sixer of 1-pint cans is six bucks in any packie in Puritan Massachusetts. And their Octoberfest is farking delicious.


Even in downtown Boston.  It is my cheapo beer of choice for the last many years.  But it is building up steam unfortunately.  Luckily, most of the hipsters in Boston are going Champagne of Beers.
 
2013-05-16 10:47:38 PM
Huh - I still love my beer, and can fortunately afford what i have a hankering for.

But in college, McDonald's used to run their "5 Big Macs for $5) promo often.  I could get 2 cases of Pfeifer's returnies and 5 Big Macs for $20, and my weekend was set.  Of course, by Sunday morning you were scraping the brown lettuce off the Big Mac's, but still... it was $20 for the whole weekend!
 
2013-05-16 10:48:28 PM
Genny Cream ale 11/30 or Boxer for 12/36 is my go to for lots of cheap drinkable beer. <3 Woodmans liquor store.
 
2013-05-16 10:52:38 PM

advres: ThatGuyFromTheInternet: Hipsters better not fark up my cheap beer o' choice:[2.bp.blogspot.com image 850x566] A sixer of 1-pint cans is six bucks in any packie in Puritan Massachusetts. And their Octoberfest is farking delicious.

Even in downtown Boston.  It is my cheapo beer of choice for the last many years.  But it is building up steam unfortunately.  Luckily, most of the hipsters in Boston are going Champagne of Beers.


I'm *actual* New England working-poor, not Amherst/Hamptons/Boston hipsters. If they force my "Can't really afford to drink at all this week, buuut..." beer from affordability, I believe it will be proper cause to get my Irish up.
 
2013-05-16 10:58:06 PM
So it has nothing to do with the fact that 2 companies comman 98% of the market?
 
2013-05-16 10:58:17 PM

ThatGuyFromTheInternet: advres: ThatGuyFromTheInternet: Hipsters better not fark up my cheap beer o' choice:[2.bp.blogspot.com image 850x566] A sixer of 1-pint cans is six bucks in any packie in Puritan Massachusetts. And their Octoberfest is farking delicious.

Even in downtown Boston.  It is my cheapo beer of choice for the last many years.  But it is building up steam unfortunately.  Luckily, most of the hipsters in Boston are going Champagne of Beers.

I'm *actual* New England working-poor, not Amherst/Hamptons/Boston hipsters. If they force my "Can't really afford to drink at all this week, buuut..." beer from affordability, I believe it will be proper cause to get my Irish up.


I see you live in woostah.  Grew up in Westboro.  Upgraded since then ;)
 
2013-05-16 11:12:52 PM

harakiri2k: Genny Cream ale 11/30 or Boxer for 12/36 is my go to for lots of cheap drinkable beer. <3 Woodmans liquor store.




THIS. Case of boxer and a handle of Old Thompson whiskey, $25 and im set for 2 weeks.
 
2013-05-16 11:16:25 PM
It's hilarious how hipsters strike such a chord with so many Farkers.... And you all express how you hope they dont screw up your own hip version of PBR. How cute
 
2013-05-16 11:16:30 PM
I heard that The Sharper Image came out with a new hipster air freshener. It's called the Ironic Breeze.
 
2013-05-16 11:25:33 PM

poe_zlaw: It's hilarious how hipsters strike such a chord with so many Farkers.... And you all express how you hope they dont screw up your own hip version of PBR. How cute


Quiet. It's not about screwing up these people's "own hip version of PBR", it's about artificial price gouging of what used to be a relatively inexpensive product due to the fact that it has become a status symbol of a rather annoying subculture full of condescending people. There is a good thing about these Hipsters though, it helped PBR survive as an American company that is not owned by a foreign corporation and the Craft Beer phenomenon is making liquor purchasing and drinking a more diverse hobby for the larger society; but still, many Hipsters are still condescending arseholes and deserve the "Hipster Hate"!
 
2013-05-16 11:31:32 PM
Mine used to Genny, but now I've found that they are selling National Bohemian outside of the Baltimore area which is probably because of hipsters but I don't care cause it's 13.50 a case.
 
2013-05-16 11:33:04 PM

maudibjr: 12.99/30 of Natural near me.

But I think that stuff is swill.

Rather pay 15/30 of Natty Boh.  Which is apparently only popular here.


News of your magical Maryland concoction has spread to the Commenwealth of Virginia...I always grab a sixer when I go through Bal'mer.
 
2013-05-16 11:35:29 PM

wildcardjack: So it has nothing to do with the fact that 2 companies comman 98% of the market?


Its down to 90 %

http://www.npr.org/2013/03/17/174571197/craft-brews-slowly-chipping-a w ay-at-big-beers-dominance
 
2013-05-16 11:43:37 PM

mome_rath: $4 for a can of Hamm's is not cool.


Sh*t, I can remember in high school we got CASES of Hamms for that much.
 
2013-05-16 11:59:46 PM

Fat_46: Huh - I still love my beer, and can fortunately afford what i have a hankering for.

But in college, McDonald's used to run their "5 Big Macs for $5) promo often.  I could get 2 cases of Pfeifer's returnies and 5 Big Macs for $20, and my weekend was set.  Of course, by Sunday morning you were scraping the brown lettuce off the Big Mac's, but still... it was $20 for the whole weekend!


I really don't need details here but on a 1-10 scale, how bad did your Monday and Tuesdays shaits smell?
 
2013-05-17 12:07:04 AM
I'm sick of the hate on PBR. Especially by people who drink nothing but BMC beers. It is way less offensive than any of those and has long been my cheap beer of choice. I am a craft beer fan, hop head and home brewer, but given limited choice or when I want a simple adjunct lager, I'll usually reach for PBR. The fact that Tallboys are usually cheap at random dive bar in the city doesn't hurt. But I have noticed those occasions diminishing as of late as venues are catching on to it's popularity. Bah.
 
2013-05-17 12:11:24 AM
I'm in OC and do you know what's cheap here? Farking Sapporro. $13 a case of cans.
 
2013-05-17 12:16:28 AM

DarkSoulNoHope: Ya think?!

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For a  warmPBR?  Blech.  Cold, maybe.
 
2013-05-17 12:18:58 AM

mochunk: I'm sick of the hate on PBR. Especially by people who drink nothing but BMC beers. It is way less offensive than any of those and has long been my cheap beer of choice. I am a craft beer fan, hop head and home brewer, but given limited choice or when I want a simple adjunct lager, I'll usually reach for PBR. The fact that Tallboys are usually cheap at random dive bar in the city doesn't hurt. But I have noticed those occasions diminishing as of late as venues are catching on to it's popularity. Bah.


Yeah, it's actually not terrible. It's what my dad used to drink, which is pretty much the only reason I won't touch it anymore. (Makes me feel like I'm 16 again, sneaking a beer from the fridge.)

I'm still waiting for this to find its way down to Texas -- tastes like home to me:

beerpulse.com
 
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