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(Time)   Now that Pabst Blue Ribbon has gone mainstream, the question remains: what is the next hipster beer?   (business.time.com) divider line 273
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2013-05-26 01:49:36 PM  
www.lessmiths.com

It sure is.
 
2013-05-26 01:50:39 PM  

gameshowhost: Actually I hope they glom on to cans of Iron City. That is truly a nose-bending experience.


IC light isn't that bad.  But regular Iron City beer tastes like river water from Pittsburgh.  Because that's exactly what it is.  Water that tastes like industrial runoff.
 
2013-05-26 01:52:48 PM  
 farm3.staticflickr.com

There I was...There I was....There I was.....
 
2013-05-26 01:54:43 PM  
I'll be drinking PBR tonight. Less because I am a hipster, than the fact that it is only $5 for a pitcher. And it's 6 pt. Unlike the other cheap beers on draft at the place I'll be.

/Oklahoma resident
 
2013-05-26 01:56:47 PM  
I just don't get hipsters. I must be old

/only 28
 
2013-05-26 01:56:50 PM  
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2013-05-26 01:58:17 PM  
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2013-05-26 01:59:47 PM  
Didn't cracked just do a blurb on this yesterday?

The shorter version - Valiente is right:

Valiente: The next shiat beer marketed to hipsters, of course.
That answer never varies.

 
2013-05-26 02:03:44 PM  

Bung_Howdy: I'm sick of the word "hipster'. It was referenced a bazillion times in the article, but good luck defining or even getting consensus on who or what is a "hipster". Stupid...


/off my lawn etc.


doucebag?
 
2013-05-26 02:03:56 PM  
beerme.com
 
2013-05-26 02:07:02 PM  
Topper!
 
2013-05-26 02:07:50 PM  
www.thebeerinme.com
 
2013-05-26 02:09:59 PM  
In my day in Baltimore, MD (not MA, don't get confused), Pabst Blue Ribbon was mainstream, along with Miller High Life, Budweiser, Schlitz and Shaefer. The domestic high-end beer was Michelob, Rolling Rock was somewhat exotic, Baltimore's beer was National Bohemian, and imported beers were Lowenbrau (though what we got of it was brewed in the USA by Miller) and Heineken (which was for effetely snobbish rich boys). Poor college boys drank Red White & Blue or Weideman, and Colt 45 was the choice of middle-aged African-American alcoholics.

If the hipsters want to be "ironic" they might cultivate a taste for Walgreens' store brand lager called Big Flats (photo below), though that might be difficult.

I could recommend Kroger's house lager they named Tap Room 21 (photo below too), despite the reviews, because it can't be that bad given that their Pale Ale will do if I can't afford anything better. How likely is it that a brewery's "normal" beer would suck ass if their "craft" beer was drinkable? Someday I might actually buy some Tap Room 21 Lager just to say I did, though I don't see the point of paying over $1 a beer for an American Pale Lager when Michelob usually costs about the same or less and that's already proven a tasty-enough safe bet. (This is because I'm a mature adult and not a hive-minded "hipster.")

media.theweek.comwww.monarch-beverage.com

By the way, I've gone out of my way to be helpful to you young people; if you can't see and follow the links in this post you should learn how to use a real computer with a real web browser. This business of farking around on your "smart" phone or tablet is wrongheaded and evil and will destroy the Internet for everybody else. Grow up or GTFO.
 
2013-05-26 02:10:02 PM  
No Samuel Jackson?
 
2013-05-26 02:12:48 PM  
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2013-05-26 02:13:24 PM  
I thought that fark would have better hipster knowledge..  This is the correct answer, and it happened years ago ..you must not have heard:

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2013-05-26 02:15:20 PM  

Spanky McStupid: [i3.ytimg.com image 480x360]


I was going to go with that too.  Ever try the black label?  Holy cats, we drank that shiat in college, it was basically malt liquor.
 
2013-05-26 02:18:15 PM  

LordOfThePings: [www.mammamiapizzabeer.com image 198x500]


That stuff tastes like liquid Rocky Rococo's

I actually like it as a very strange novelty beer.
 
2013-05-26 02:19:22 PM  
I would reccomend that they try Bud Ice, but then they will need to beware of the penguins.
 
2013-05-26 02:20:39 PM  
What about Wisconsin Club?  In college that was cheaper than Mountain Dew.
 
2013-05-26 02:21:35 PM  
Please don't let it be any of the Shiner brand beers
 
2013-05-26 02:22:11 PM  

MNguy: Beer snobs who drink IPAs that are like 8% and take notes on the 'flowery' aftertaste are worse than hitler hipsters

They're just an older version of the same attitude

bugmn99: I hope to Jebus they don't take up homebrewing. I don't need to hear their shiat in the homebrew forums about all of the amazing ingredients they use and the innovative brewing methods they came up with.

How could you tell the difference, isn't that how most of them are now anyway?
 
2013-05-26 02:22:53 PM  
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2013-05-26 02:23:39 PM  
It's actually pretty easy to define hipster generally, It's just hard in the specifics. Hipster is a derivation of scenester, which can be quickly defined as someone who joins a subculture because they think it is cool rather than actually embracing the things that sub culture is about. A hipster expands this beyond just joining a subculture. So the general definition of a hipster is: Someone who does things because they think it is hip rather than actually caring or knowing about that thing.

The specifics of it are hard because what may be considered hip is fluid. That results in hipsters having an amalgamation of hip things that don't make much sense together like someone with a PBR tattoo, handlebar mustache, and prominently displayed iPhone who is reading a Chuck Palahniuk book in a Starbucks.


That's probably the best possible description of the term I've seen, both in text and in-person. A few months ago I ran into a guy at a local beer bar who had a "Visit Nantucket" baseball cap, eyeglasses that could have been straight off of Jerry Seinfeld's TV dad's face, a 3/4-length T-shirt with iron-on letters, & tight striped pants. He was in his 30s, had a porn-star mustache, was drinking a 40oz Miller High Life (at the bar), and failing spectacularly in his attempt to hit on one of my friends. I still kind of shudder when I think about it.

Snobbery aside, I really hope Narragansett doesn't become the new hip thing, as it's a terrific, cheap summertime beer.
 
2013-05-26 02:24:21 PM  
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2013-05-26 02:24:33 PM  
PBR Mainstream!!! It always was.  Everybody drank it when I was growing up (in the 70's).  Also Olympia, Schlitz, Hamms, Black Label, Stroh's, Fallstaff ($3 a case in college-more than half was the bottle deposit), Goebels,  Old style, and Old Milwaukee.  If hipsters take to any of these they it's just ironic enough for me to laugh at them.  Also Molson or Moosehead.  Keystone does not count as Beer.  If Hipsters want Hip beer go to a brew pub, or get togetrher and make your own.  Girls too, for most of human history women smoked the meat and brewed the beer.
 
2013-05-26 02:25:26 PM  
Hipsters will give up beer in favor of Mad Dog 20-20.
 
2013-05-26 02:26:05 PM  

BunkyBrewman: /it's sold on merit, how more hipster can you get?


Yeah, probably
 
2013-05-26 02:27:33 PM  
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2013-05-26 02:29:26 PM  
When I was drinking underage, there were Bud bars or Miller bars--- same concept how restaurants don't serve both Coke and Pepsi. I believe the mafia controlled liquor distribution. There were few choices from one family of brands. But men were men--- and some hipster wearing woman's clothes 'might' have gotten served at a gay bar.
 
2013-05-26 02:30:46 PM  
AppleOptionEsc:

2)People in upper economic classes trying to emulate being in a lower economic class as a fashion choice

Yes. And "discovering" and "gentrifying" old urban neighborhoods so badly that the people who grew up there and whose parents grew up there can't afford to live there or even eat out there anymore. My old neighborhood, Hampden in Baltimore, is a case in point: one ratty old dive bars that had four pool tables and Red White & Blue on tap are now "locavore bistro." An apartment in a rowhouse that was $325 in 1991 now goes for three times that. And buying a house in Hampden? That's something you do when your parents give you the downpayment as a reward for getting non-gaily married.

It's funny how the Hampsters think the white urban working class used to dress back in the '70s.  (If there's such a thing as black hipsters in Baltimore do they dress like Superfly?)
 
2013-05-26 02:30:49 PM  
Did anyone else drink Country Club as their cheap college beer, or was it just us?
 
2013-05-26 02:35:42 PM  

TommyDeuce: [www.ebeercans.com image 330x522]


Oh jeesuz, I forgot about that shellac.
 
2013-05-26 02:36:26 PM  
HaywoodJablonski:

Did anyone else drink Country Club as their cheap college beer, or was it just us?

Nope. But now that I'm 50 I drink it when I can find it to play at being "ironic." Safely, because for what it is it ain't that bad.
 
2013-05-26 02:36:48 PM  
www.stubby.ca
 
2013-05-26 02:38:53 PM  

Dr J Zoidberg: Please don't let it be any of the Shiner brand beers


If they wanna go for one of the seasonals or blonde I dont care but leave my Bock alone.
 
2013-05-26 02:44:08 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: [www.thebeerinme.com image 220x464]


When I was at CMU in the mid 90's, we could get 24 bottles of that stuff for $12, including deposit.  Did the Founders currently in my belly taste better?  Yep.  Did it taste THAT much better?   ...
 
2013-05-26 02:44:57 PM  

The One True TheDavid: HaywoodJablonski:

Did anyone else drink Country Club as their cheap college beer, or was it just us?

Nope. But now that I'm 50 I drink it when I can find it to play at being "ironic." Safely, because for what it is it ain't that bad.


Incorrect! It is so bad, we switched to Bud Ice. The price points were about the same, but Bud Ice had 5.5% ABV, so it did the job more efficiently
 
2013-05-26 02:48:53 PM  
Anything with IPA on the label, even if it can only barely described as an IPA.

/moved on to Kölsches myself...
 
2013-05-26 02:49:42 PM  

HaywoodJablonski: The One True TheDavid: HaywoodJablonski:

Did anyone else drink Country Club as their cheap college beer, or was it just us?

Nope. But now that I'm 50 I drink it when I can find it to play at being "ironic." Safely, because for what it is it ain't that bad.

Incorrect! It is so bad, we switched to Bud Ice. The price points were about the same, but Bud Ice had 5.5% ABV, so it did the job more efficiently


According to the Internet, I'm completely wrong.
 
2013-05-26 02:50:12 PM  

Marcus Aurelius:


Came in here to second Old Milwaukee. Much more drinkable than PBR, IMO.

/i'd sooner choose a microbrew or german lager
//amber or black lagers are my preference
 
2013-05-26 02:52:28 PM  
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2013-05-26 02:53:39 PM  

Sgt Otter: In Portlandia, I'm seeing less hipster girls with PBR blue ribbon tattoos, and more hipster girls with Miller High Life "girl in the moon" tattoos.

I guess there was also some butthurt when Bishop's, the local chain of hipster barber shops, switched from giving out free High Life, to free MGD.


High Life, Hamm's, Old German and Olympia seem to be replacing PBR in NE and SE.  It seems like Genesee is picking up in popularity as well.
 
2013-05-26 02:54:34 PM  

The_Time_Master:


Works every time.
 
2013-05-26 02:55:36 PM  
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2013-05-26 02:57:56 PM  
I think the next hipster beer of choice should be chosen like the pope:
The council of hipsters will convene in an ironic dive bar and not come out until the new hipster beer is chosen. They will signal that they've come to a decision by igniting their neck beards and playing a track by a band you've never heard of. Then, and only then, will we have a new hipster beer

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2013-05-26 03:00:22 PM  
Didn't we just do this
 
2013-05-26 03:05:59 PM  
I'd post a pic of the next hipster beer, but it wouldn't do any of you any good, because you haven't ever heard of it.
 
2013-05-26 03:07:50 PM  

orange whip: I think the next hipster beer of choice should be chosen like the pope:
The council of hipsters will convene in an ironic dive bar and not come out until the new hipster beer is chosen. They will signal that they've come to a decision by igniting their neck beards and playing a track by a band you've never heard of. Then, and only then, will we have a new hipster beer


So they are going from Pabst Blue Robot to LöBräu?
 
2013-05-26 03:09:06 PM  
Schlitz: The choice of Mitchell.
 
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