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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 08:03:42 AM
beeradvocate.com

www.totalwine.com

int.northerner.com
vvicrew.com

Obscure?
 
2013-05-26 08:15:32 AM
24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-05-26 08:28:38 AM
Stag.
 
2013-05-26 08:47:23 AM
beeradvocate.com

/it's sold on merit, how more hipster can you get?
 
2013-05-26 09:02:51 AM
images.huffingtonpost.com
 
2013-05-26 09:14:35 AM
There's nothing ironic about drinking PBR anymore, anyway. The next great hipster drink must return to the roots of irony that define hipsterism. O'Doul's non-alcoholic beer with a whisky chaser (from the rail, of course) would be my suggestion.
 
2013-05-26 09:20:48 AM
Apparently they're serving isopropyl alcohol in New Jersey.  They could try that.
 
2013-05-26 09:25:00 AM
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-05-26 09:27:33 AM
www.thebeerinme.com
 
2013-05-26 09:38:34 AM
Bud Light in an ironic fashion.
 
2013-05-26 09:54:37 AM

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


That is perhaps the most disgusting beer I've ever tasted.
 
2013-05-26 09:54:45 AM
I drink a mass market, nationwide beer but you've probably never heard of it.
 
2013-05-26 09:58:01 AM
A really shiatty over-hopped, over-carbonated light blonde from an locavore indie label.  You've probably never heard of it.
 
2013-05-26 10:07:19 AM
ocsafeapartments.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-05-26 10:10:06 AM
Yeah, white people with college educations that all of a sudden always wanted to run their own microbrewery is the ska band of this generation.
 
2013-05-26 10:13:23 AM

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

That is perhaps the most disgusting beer I've ever tasted.


The hipsters should love the irony.  True swill.
 
2013-05-26 10:23:57 AM

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

That is perhaps the most disgusting beer I've ever tasted.


Ahhh, my first beer. Hard to believe I didn't become a militant teetotaller...
 
2013-05-26 10:31:40 AM
i1123.photobucket.com
 
2013-05-26 10:34:34 AM
I predict Miller High Life.  Not only is it the champagne of beers, but it would give hipsters the chance for the following exchange:

Bartender:  "What are you having?"

Hipster:  "I'd like a Miller High Life, please."

Bartender:  "We don't have that, but we have Miller Light in bottle or draft.  Would you like one of those?"

Hipster:  "No; that's just not the same.  I'll just have a water.  Oh, and could you please tell the owner to start carrying High Life?"
 
2013-05-26 10:37:10 AM
I guess you know you're old when beer you drank as a kid, which became hideously unpopular later, is now popular again. They still suck though; we drank 'em because they were cheap.

It's good to be able to afford a nice IPA now.
 
2013-05-26 10:43:00 AM
Actually I hope they glom on to cans of Iron City. That is truly a nose-bending experience.
 
2013-05-26 10:59:31 AM
blog.omahype.com
 
2013-05-26 11:05:47 AM

Pocket Ninja: There's nothing ironic about drinking PBR anymore, anyway. The next great hipster drink must return to the roots of irony that define hipsterism. O'Doul's non-alcoholic beer with a whisky chaser (from the rail, of course) would be my suggestion.


Feux Milwaukee?
 
2013-05-26 11:16:30 AM
Any of you St. Louis farks (I know you're here) old enough to remember this swill?

robsbeercans.com
 
2013-05-26 11:37:46 AM
Hamm's
 
2013-05-26 11:43:29 AM

BunkyBrewman: [beeradvocate.com image 150x300]

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


As much as I'd hate to see some fez wearing douche drinking my swill of choice, if it helps get it into local bars around here I'm all for it.
 
2013-05-26 11:45:12 AM
Your Canadian grandfather probably drank this
pbdba.lfpress.com
and I had no idea they still made it...
Perfect.
 
2013-05-26 11:51:24 AM

Metalupis: Hamm's


A cartoon bear. I still remember those ads from when I was a kid, but it didn't have any lasting impact.

/excuse I'm out of Camels.
 
2013-05-26 12:03:14 PM
You need to go local crap beer route.

25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-05-26 12:20:40 PM

Pocket Ninja: There's nothing ironic about drinking PBR anymore, anyway. The next great hipster drink must return to the roots of irony that define hipsterism. O'Doul's non-alcoholic beer with a whisky chaser (from the rail, of course) would be my suggestion.


A Boilerfaker?
 
2013-05-26 12:31:26 PM
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.
 
2013-05-26 12:35:57 PM
I think it's hipster because of that movie

www.egotripland.com

So make another movie where someone's beer suggestion is criticized with a lowbrow substitute and -Voila! New hipster beer.
 
2013-05-26 12:41:23 PM
pretty much any IPA, right?
 
2013-05-26 12:50:14 PM

show me: Any of you St. Louis farks (I know you're here) old enough to remember this swill?

[robsbeercans.com image 480x640]


We would drink a case of 905 every night after work when I worked at the zoo. I think it was less that $10. Quantity, not quality.
 
2013-05-26 01:00:32 PM

sno man: Your Canadian grandfather probably drank this and I had no idea they still made it...
Perfect.


We used to take 50 to parties, because nobody would steal it. As mainstream beers go, it's not too bad either.
I remember they made Black Label cool about 15 years ago with massive amounts of advertising. Maybe they can do the same for cinquante.
 
2013-05-26 01:00:57 PM
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.
 
2013-05-26 01:01:25 PM
The most ironic thing in that article: a company called "restaurant science" only has pricing data that goes back for a year.
 
2013-05-26 01:01:43 PM
Big Flats.
 
2013-05-26 01:02:02 PM
AND PBR is shiat beer.. to hell with hipsters and their opinions
 
2013-05-26 01:02:03 PM
www.mammamiapizzabeer.com
 
2013-05-26 01:02:05 PM

Big Man: [blog.omahype.com image 375x500]


goddamnitsomuch
 
2013-05-26 01:02:17 PM
www.rustycans.com
 
2013-05-26 01:02:35 PM
The next shiat beer marketed to hipsters, of course.

That answer never varies.
 
2013-05-26 01:02:38 PM
Where I grew up this was all there was:

www.artzberger.com
And dad and his friends loved it.
 
2013-05-26 01:03:14 PM

desertfool: Where I grew up this was all there was:

[www.artzberger.com image 689x1500]
And dad and his friends loved it.


Holy huge picture.... should have previewed.
 
2013-05-26 01:05:02 PM
http://thehipflask.wordpress.com/2013/03/20/961-beer/     war-beer, must be brewed during active rebellion, insurrection or the slaughter of dissenting protesters.
 
2013-05-26 01:05:07 PM
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-05-26 01:05:33 PM
www.artzberger.com

The pride of Crotchfester, New Yuck.
 
2013-05-26 01:05:35 PM

fatalvenom: BunkyBrewman: [beeradvocate.com image 150x300]

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

As much as I'd hate to see some fez wearing douche drinking my swill of choice, if it helps get it into local bars around here I'm all for it.


NOOOOOO!!!!

I can buy a 6-pack of tall boys for $5 at my local packie.
$6 for the seasonal brews.
If it gets popular the price will go up and with it the cost of working on my yard.
I'll be damned if I'm doing that shiat sober.
 
2013-05-26 01:05:41 PM

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


Damn you!!!!! I was gonna post that.

/for some reason, I have grown to like Old Mil
//don't ask me why
 
2013-05-26 01:06:08 PM

whatshisname: We used to take 50 to parties, because nobody would steal it.


That was my approach with Moose Dry Ice.
 
2013-05-26 01:06:37 PM
i1126.photobucket.com

Or maybe some enterprising soul could bring back this old classic...

i1126.photobucket.com
 
2013-05-26 01:07:16 PM

whatshisname: sno man: Your Canadian grandfather probably drank this and I had no idea they still made it...
Perfect.

We used to take 50 to parties, because nobody would steal it. As mainstream beers go, it's not too bad either.
I remember they made Black Label cool about 15 years ago with massive amounts of advertising. Maybe they can do the same for cinquante.


We did the same with Carling O'Keefe back in the day.  And I remember Black Label being cool back in the 80's before the whole Ice thing.
 
2013-05-26 01:07:22 PM
www.memphisflyer.com
 
2013-05-26 01:08:52 PM
t.qkme.me
 
2013-05-26 01:09:38 PM
Beer is the most mainstream of liquors. I predict a move towards some obscure wine none of us have heard of. Or maybe saki.
 
2013-05-26 01:10:04 PM
t0.gstatic.com
 
2013-05-26 01:12:30 PM

LarryDan43: [www.memphisflyer.com image 560x560]


The thing is Yuengling is actually good.
 
2013-05-26 01:12:42 PM
www.ebeercans.com
 
2013-05-26 01:12:57 PM

Dancin_In_Anson: [i1123.photobucket.com image 287x480]



I love Lone Star but do they even sell it out of state?
 
2013-05-26 01:13:29 PM
They should go to Busch light. That nasty shiat will never become mainstream.
 
2013-05-26 01:15:52 PM
IDIOTS.
Old Style is the HIP hipster beer.


Gratuitous graphic:

eatit-drinkit.com
 
2013-05-26 01:16:02 PM
 
2013-05-26 01:17:20 PM
With the new Simpsons theme park coming, I'm sure this will be popular now.

i6.photobucket.com
 
2013-05-26 01:17:44 PM

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


That looks like a bottle of brake fluid.
 
2013-05-26 01:17:54 PM

Oldiron_79: They should go to Busch light. That nasty shiat will never become mainstream.


Natty Light.  Then they would have the added irony of drinking frat beer.
 
2013-05-26 01:18:03 PM

serial_crusher: pretty much any IPA, right?


No, it has to be a "craft" beer, preferably from a local/regional brewery where your brother's girlfriend's neighbor works, and it has to have "Dog", "Head", or "Fish" in the name.
 
2013-05-26 01:18:41 PM
Okay, I'll say it.  For a stretch PBR was excellent in terms of price to taste.  The company overhauled the recipe, got in touch with the original brewmasters and even managed to win some awards while keeping the beer dirt cheap.  Then in 2010 they were bought out, moved to LA, and have since going back to circling the drain.
 
2013-05-26 01:19:25 PM
Hudepohl
 
2013-05-26 01:19:36 PM
http://www.traderjoes.com/fearless-flyer/article.asp?article_id=165

White people already love Trader Joe's.  I'm not sure that "Name Tag" will be ironic enough for them (or whatever), but it's cool cause it's so damn cheap and kinda not all that great...
 
2013-05-26 01:19:43 PM

whatshisname: sno man: Your Canadian grandfather probably drank this and I had no idea they still made it...
Perfect.

We used to take 50 to parties, because nobody would steal it. As mainstream beers go, it's not too bad either.
I remember they made Black Label cool about 15 years ago with massive amounts of advertising. Maybe they can do the same for cinquante.


Black Label was actually pretty good until they changed the recipe about 20 years ago. Now it tastes just like any other swill.

The cheap but decent beer now is Lakeport Pilsner.
 
2013-05-26 01:21:35 PM

LarryDan43: [Yuengling.jpg]


I would agree, except that Yuengling tastes good.
 
2013-05-26 01:22:32 PM
Schlitz or Old Milwaukee.
 
2013-05-26 01:22:43 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.


Ironically, this is a very hipster thing to say. Oh great, now I'm a hipster too.
 
2013-05-26 01:23:26 PM
i125.photobucket.com
 
2013-05-26 01:24:00 PM

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

That looks like a bottle of brake fluid.


then there's this:
www.neustadtsprings.com
actually pretty tasty!
link to Neustadt's about our beers page
 
2013-05-26 01:25:19 PM
I've never had a problem drinking Black Label or Grain Belt.  Meh.
 
2013-05-26 01:26:22 PM

Matt Foley: whatshisname: We used to take 50 to parties, because nobody would steal it.

That was my approach with Moose Dry Ice.


Same thing with smoking Lucky Strikes or Camel non-filters. No one bums off you.
 
2013-05-26 01:26:29 PM
I thought Anakin killed all the yuenglings.
 
2013-05-26 01:26:52 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.


Hipster has enough definitions to actually be in a dictionary. Hipster has (3) definitions

1)Poor people trying to be fashionable
2)People in upper economic classes trying to emulate being in a lower economic class as a fashion choice
3)Someone I hate doing something I don't like that effects no one
 
2013-05-26 01:27:07 PM
Beer snobs who drink IPAs that are like 8% and take notes on the 'flowery' aftertaste are worse than hitler hipsters.
 
2013-05-26 01:27:40 PM

SlothB77:


Came here for this.
 
2013-05-26 01:28:05 PM

AppleOptionEsc: 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.

Hipster has enough definitions to actually be in a dictionary. Hipster has (3) definitions

1)Poor people trying to be fashionable
2)People in upper economic classes trying to emulate being in a lower economic class as a fashion choice
3)Someone I hate doing something I don't like that effects affects no one


Or has no effects.
 
2013-05-26 01:28:08 PM

Lidocaine: http://www.traderjoes.com/fearless-flyer/article.asp?article_id=165

White people already love Trader Joe's.  I'm not sure that "Name Tag" will be ironic enough for them (or whatever), but it's cool cause it's so damn cheap and kinda not all that great...


I love it when white people talk a out "white people" as some exogenous group.
 
2013-05-26 01:29:21 PM
thumbs.anyclip.com
Schlitz. No Schlitz?
Blatz. No Blatz?
Improvise.
 
2013-05-26 01:31:59 PM

Lidocaine: http://www.traderjoes.com/fearless-flyer/article.asp?article_id=165

White people already love Trader Joe's.  I'm not sure that "Name Tag" will be ironic enough for them (or whatever), but it's cool cause it's so damn cheap and kinda not all that great...


That's exactly how my wife describes me. Does that mean I'm cool? I'm cool! Hey, everybody! I'M COOL! (yay me!)
 
2013-05-26 01:32:42 PM
www.beer-universe.com


/Its got that Portland vibe for the hipsters
 
2013-05-26 01:33:15 PM

thisiszombocom:


Nothing better than a famous Southern Baptist endorsing one's beer. It's like a Quaker endorsing a handgun.
 
2013-05-26 01:34:36 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.


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.
 
2013-05-26 01:35:43 PM

Arachnophobe: [i1126.photobucket.com image 267x510]

Or maybe some enterprising soul could bring back this old classic...

[i1126.photobucket.com image 215x380]


Saw it and ordered it about 2 years ago. it was a tall boy.  Just wanted to see if it was a disgusting as I remember. My drunk uncles pounded schlitz and strohs. I believe both are made by the same company that brews PBR
 
2013-05-26 01:36:13 PM
Fort Pitt. Not sure if they even still make it, but it would surely fit the bill.
 
2013-05-26 01:41:17 PM
In Atlanta High Life pretty much took over about 3-4 years ago.  PBR prices went up, but a draft High Life is still about $2.50.  Some places you can still find a PBR tallboy for $3.00.
 
2013-05-26 01:43:08 PM

BarkingUnicorn: [beeradvocate.com image 166x300]

[www.totalwine.com image 250x350]

[int.northerner.com image 370x370]
[vvicrew.com image 583x400]

Obscure?


if that's obscure, i'll kiss your ass
 
2013-05-26 01:44:56 PM

thisiszombocom: [www.rustycans.com image 215x380]


I have a case of Billy Beer somewher.
 
2013-05-26 01:45:33 PM
As someone who has been drinking pbr since the 70's (had my first taste at the ripe age of 9), I'd like to thank the hipsters for making it cheap again.
 
2013-05-26 01:46:10 PM
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.
 
2013-05-26 01:46:11 PM
It should be this; they both deserve it.
 
2013-05-26 01:47:05 PM
Throwing away unfetchable URL http://i.imgur.com/lVE8XQd.jpg: 404 Not Found

dammit
 
2013-05-26 01:47:32 PM
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-05-26 01:48:57 PM

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.


Beard Beer. Beerd, perhaps?
 
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
farm1.staticflickr.com
 
2013-05-26 01:58:17 PM
www.adclassix.com
 
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
i3.ytimg.com
 
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:

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
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
t1.gstatic.com
 
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
img0.etsystatic.com
 
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
queerty-prodweb.s3.amazonaws.com
 
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
images.businessweek.com
 
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
Nobody cares....

Nobody cares....

Nobody cares!  Nobody cares!  Nobody cares!
Nobody cares!  Nobody cares!  Nobody cares!
Nobody cares!
NOBODY CARES!
NOBODY CARES -- AT -- AAAAAALLLLL!


NOBODY CARES....
 
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

encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com
 
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.
 
2013-05-26 03:14:06 PM
So they are going from Pabst Blue Robot to LöBräu?

Not sure I was trying to remember an older beer .....that has umlauts
 
2013-05-26 03:16:32 PM

The Pope of Manwich Village: [Rhinelander]


Perfect. I remember the returnable (yes, returnable!) bottles back in the 1980s in Champaign-Urbana.

However, the returnables are no more, and it is (mostly) no longer distributed outside Wisconsin.
 
2013-05-26 03:27:08 PM
www.beertripper.com
 
2013-05-26 03:30:36 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: serial_crusher: pretty much any IPA, right?

No, it has to be a "craft" beer, preferably from a local/regional brewery where your brother's girlfriend's neighbor works, and it has to have "Dog", "Head", or "Fish" in the name.


Well, I think names with puns on the word "hop" also count.
 
2013-05-26 03:34:45 PM
Wish they'd bring these back.
p2.la-img.com
encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com
s.ecrater.com
 
2013-05-26 03:43:07 PM

Robo Beat: The pride of Crotchfester, New Yuck.


Mother's milk, lad. It's mother's milk...
 
2013-05-26 03:43:56 PM
fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net
 
2013-05-26 03:44:41 PM
www.40ouncebeer.com
 
2013-05-26 03:45:47 PM
encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com
 
2013-05-26 03:46:40 PM
Geneseeing is believing
 
2013-05-26 03:47:09 PM
pzrservices.typepad.com
It's the one beer to have when you're having more than one...


// does this belong on the Geek tab now?
 
2013-05-26 03:48:50 PM
www.businesspundit.com
 
2013-05-26 03:51:04 PM

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


Grain Belt. Not as bad as it could be.

/actually now made by Schell's in New Ulm, MN
//thus a craft brew "passing" as blue-collar
///what could be more appropriate?
//GB Nordeast is nice too, if you like a lightly malty beer
 
2013-05-26 03:54:40 PM

maddogdelta: [Finest beer I ever tasted: Schaefer! -Hedy Lamarr]


My god, woman! Your Austrian heritage is hereby revoked.
 
2013-05-26 03:54:51 PM
www.legaljuice.com
 
2013-05-26 03:58:07 PM
Kentish fighting lager.

www.beersofeurope.co.uk

The very best there is. When you absolutely, positively, got to spill every other lager in the room; accept no substitutes.
 
2013-05-26 03:59:11 PM
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-05-26 04:00:30 PM

LivingDeadX1: [t.qkme.me image 310x225]


^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
THIS... Holy shiat THIS!!
 
2013-05-26 04:01:20 PM

LazerFish: [www.businesspundit.com image 300x400]


Funny thing about Red Stripe is that the bottle origin is from Canada.  "Stubbies" as they were known was the mainstay in Canada until the brewers all decided to go with the American longneck, and so they sold off all their existing stock of bottles to Jamaica.

I miss the stubbies.  They're compact, don't lose their chill as fast, and sit stably.
 
2013-05-26 04:01:49 PM

odinsposse: 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.

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.


Ugh. You just described a goodly amount of Seattle.  :-P

And when I have the misfortune of sitting next to one on the 358 in the am, they're usually wearing some sort of Axe body spray. I wish I could just hose 'em down.
 
2013-05-26 04:01:54 PM

maddogdelta: [pzrservices.typepad.com image 400x562]
It's the one beer to have when you're having more than one...


// does this belong on the Geek tab now?


That's "Hedley."
 
2013-05-26 04:06:22 PM

CluelessMoron: They're compact, don't lose their chill as fast, and sit stably.


but what do you grab when a bar fight starts?
 
2013-05-26 04:08:11 PM

Fubegra: That's "Hedley."


What the hell are you worried about? This is 1874. You'll be able to sue *her*.
 
2013-05-26 04:10:44 PM

maddogdelta: CluelessMoron: They're compact, don't lose their chill as fast, and sit stably.

but what do you grab when a bar fight starts?


Ok I LOLd
 
2013-05-26 04:11:51 PM

FarginIceHole: What about Wisconsin Club?  In college that was cheaper than Mountain Dew.


Where did you go to school?  I haven't heard anyone outside of Valparaiso grads that knew what that stuff was.  We used to buy it by the case and sell it for $.25 a bottle in our pop machine and made a profit.
 
2013-05-26 04:13:39 PM
ts4.mm.bing.net

Why have a good beer when you can have The Best? Milwaukee's Best!
 
2013-05-26 04:13:57 PM

i upped my meds-up yours: maddogdelta: [Finest beer I ever tasted: Schaefer! -Hedy Lamarr]

My god, woman! Your Austrian heritage is hereby revoked.


Also she Fracked Hitler.
 
2013-05-26 04:15:28 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-05-26 04:17:24 PM

Pocket Ninja: There's nothing ironic about drinking PBR anymore, anyway. The next great hipster drink must return to the roots of irony that define hipsterism. O'Doul's non-alcoholic beer with a whisky chaser (from the rail, of course) would be my suggestion.


nerdjunkies.com
 
2013-05-26 04:17:26 PM

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


I don't get this hipster nonsense (probably because I'm over 60 for a start). Why on earth would they glorify drinking something that is marginally better worse than piss? Are they all into Bear Grills or something?
 
2013-05-26 04:25:50 PM
thepoptopshop.com
 
2013-05-26 04:30:43 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

[encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com image 265x190]


I used to LOVE Lowenbrau! Do they still make it?
 
2013-05-26 04:31:39 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Pocket Ninja: There's nothing ironic about drinking PBR anymore, anyway. The next great hipster drink must return to the roots of irony that define hipsterism. O'Doul's non-alcoholic beer with a whisky chaser (from the rail, of course) would be my suggestion.

A Boilerfaker?


I've actually done more or less this just for the hell of it.  A can of nearbeer, take a swig out of it, top it up with whisky, swirl, and down the hatch.  Given that whisky is mostly distilled beer it does work out, but there is something odd about the whole affair.  It's like a peaty malt liquor.
 
2013-05-26 04:35:46 PM
How about some of the old Blue Bullets?  I drank enough of this shiat in college

www.beer-universe.com

/Warning:  Consumption of this beer will cause farts that have been shown to cause cancer in laboratory animals.
 
2013-05-26 04:36:34 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-05-26 04:38:37 PM

Robo Beat: [www.artzberger.com image 570x1038]

The pride of Crotchfester, New Yuck.


Best. $1.12 you'll ever spend.
 
2013-05-26 04:53:47 PM

CluelessMoron: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Pocket Ninja: There's nothing ironic about drinking PBR anymore, anyway. The next great hipster drink must return to the roots of irony that define hipsterism. O'Doul's non-alcoholic beer with a whisky chaser (from the rail, of course) would be my suggestion.

A Boilerfaker?

I've actually done more or less this just for the hell of it.  A can of nearbeer, take a swig out of it, top it up with whisky, swirl, and down the hatch.  Given that whisky is mostly distilled beer it does work out, but there is something odd about the whole affair.  It's like a peaty malt liquor.


Why would you do that to whisky?
 
2013-05-26 05:03:08 PM
Honest question, is PBR any good?
 
2013-05-26 05:04:40 PM

J. Frank Parnell: Beer is the most mainstream of liquors. I predict a move towards some obscure wine none of us have heard of. Or maybe saki.


DIY moonshine. That ensures no one else will be drinking the exact same awful shiat as them.
 
2013-05-26 05:06:27 PM

maddogdelta: [pzrservices.typepad.com image 400x562]
It's the one beer to have when you're having more than one...


// does this belong on the Geek tab now?


To be honest, I'd much rather drink Hedy Lamarr.
 
2013-05-26 05:10:29 PM

dennysgod: Honest question, is PBR any good?


Yeah, it's ok for the price.
 
2013-05-26 05:13:35 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: dennysgod: Honest question, is PBR any good?

Yeah, it's ok for the price.


the trick is to let it warm up a bit so that the flavors can better express themselves... at around 50 degrees, you can really TASTE the corn!


mmmmmmmm

mealy..
 
2013-05-26 05:16:10 PM

puddleonfire: IDIOTS.
Old Style is the HIP hipster beer.

Gratuitous graphic:

[eatit-drinkit.com image 165x300]



THIS
 
2013-05-26 05:18:35 PM
i1164.photobucket.com
Drank this in college (early/mid '80s) also Blatz and Red, White and Blue...the tri-fecta of shiatty beers! Prost!!
 
2013-05-26 05:20:22 PM

Walter Paisley: J. Frank Parnell: Beer is the most mainstream of liquors. I predict a move towards some obscure wine none of us have heard of. Or maybe saki.

DIY moonshine. That ensures no one else will be drinking the exact same awful shiat as them.


The BATFE would like a word with you on that.
 
2013-05-26 05:22:14 PM
Really thought this would have been on at least the first page,  we are talking about the hipsters:

www.brewskilights.comt0.gstatic.com
 
2013-05-26 05:24:41 PM

dennysgod: Honest question, is PBR any good?


No, it's just not bad for $1.50/pint at the bar.  It's just your typical mass produced American Lager style slightly alcoholy water.  I only drink it if my other options are $5 beers and I don't feel like spending that kind of money.
 
2013-05-26 05:25:34 PM

doczoidberg: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 800x449]


Used to love those commercials growing up.  Along with Ranier beer of course...
 
2013-05-26 05:26:14 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-05-26 05:27:50 PM

Tony_Pepperoni: [i.imgur.com image 525x240]


India Beer was my grandfather's favorite beer.

Dominion Ale was the preferred beer of an old Political Science prof of mine, who somehow always stayed one step ahead of a sexual harassment.

I still have Black Horse whenever I'm home.

/Has no idea what Newfie hipsters drink
//Quidi Vidi Brewing Co. maybe?
 
2013-05-26 05:28:48 PM

Backstreets: Tony_Pepperoni: [i.imgur.com image 525x240]

India Beer was my grandfather's favorite beer.

Dominion Ale was the preferred beer of an old Political Science prof of mine, who somehow always stayed one step ahead of a sexual harassment *charge

I still have Black Horse whenever I'm home.

/Has no idea what Newfie hipsters drink
//Quidi Vidi Brewing Co. maybe?


Must be drunk already. Derp.
 
2013-05-26 05:30:18 PM

dennysgod: Honest question, is PBR any good?


I'm generally an IPA (Hop Devil, Dog Fish Head 60, etc.) drinker, but I prefer a PBR after skiing or running.  Smooth drinking beer for, e.g., hanging out at the beach.
 
2013-05-26 05:30:42 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-05-26 05:31:13 PM

eas81: Really thought this would have been on at least the first page,  we are talking about the hipsters:

[www.brewskilights.com image 330x508][t0.gstatic.com image 260x194]


interestingly enough... as far as I can tell.. Zima is still available in Japan.

bootleg Zima could be a Brutally Meta thing to be getting krunked on..
 
2013-05-26 05:33:55 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-05-26 05:34:15 PM
Since I grew up in Peoria, with schoolyard across the street from PBR brewery, I am getting a kick out of,,

/chain kink fence along 1st base line was oob on Prospect Drive
// 50% of the time, we were downwind
 
2013-05-26 05:34:34 PM
No love for Lionshead?
 
2013-05-26 05:34:49 PM
 
2013-05-26 05:43:41 PM
whosisbrew.com
 
2013-05-26 05:44:21 PM
farm3.static.flickr.com
 " The Pale Stale Ale with the foam on the bottom"
 
2013-05-26 05:46:51 PM

maddogdelta: Robo Beat: The pride of Crotchfester, New Yuck.

Mother's milk, lad. It's mother's milk...


Your profile says TX but that comment says Tonawanda!
 
2013-05-26 05:47:25 PM

Backstreets: Backstreets: Tony_Pepperoni: [i.imgur.com image 525x240]

India Beer was my grandfather's favorite beer.

Dominion Ale was the preferred beer of an old Political Science prof of mine, who somehow always stayed one step ahead of a sexual harassment *charge

I still have Black Horse whenever I'm home.

/Has no idea what Newfie hipsters drink
//Quidi Vidi Brewing Co. maybe?

Must be drunk already. Derp.


I drank Blue Star when I lived there
 
2013-05-26 05:49:31 PM

desertfool: Where I grew up this was all there was:

[www.artzberger.com image 689x1500]
And dad and his friends loved it.


Ah, I remember it not so fondly; memories of the Genny Screamers still cause my rectum to pucker.
 
2013-05-26 05:52:39 PM

Backstreets: /Has no idea what Newfie hipsters drink
//Quidi Vidi Brewing Co. maybe?


MacLays?  Nova Scotian so maybe not, Sleeman owned, so Sapporo. Ironic points left and right.
 
2013-05-26 06:02:41 PM
It's not Magic Hat because fark those guys.
 
2013-05-26 06:09:23 PM

Oldiron_79: Walter Paisley: J. Frank Parnell: Beer is the most mainstream of liquors. I predict a move towards some obscure wine none of us have heard of. Or maybe saki.

DIY moonshine. That ensures no one else will be drinking the exact same awful shiat as them.

The BATFE would like a word with you on that.


At least it's not the DEA this time. They can be real assholes sometimes.
 
2013-05-26 06:12:15 PM
I've been drinking High Life for a longass time and I'm no hipster and they better not make me start looking like one when I order it
 
2013-05-26 06:14:02 PM

animesucks: [i.imgur.com image 496x581]


Their Hell or High Watermelon is astonishingly good and a refreshing departure from the orange\coriander summer beer routine.
 
2013-05-26 06:15:32 PM
invadenola.com
 
2013-05-26 06:18:53 PM

Tony_Pepperoni: Backstreets: Backstreets: Tony_Pepperoni: [i.imgur.com image 525x240]

India Beer was my grandfather's favorite beer.

Dominion Ale was the preferred beer of an old Political Science prof of mine, who somehow always stayed one step ahead of a sexual harassment *charge

I still have Black Horse whenever I'm home.

/Has no idea what Newfie hipsters drink
//Quidi Vidi Brewing Co. maybe?

Must be drunk already. Derp.

I drank Blue Star when I lived there



When going to school in St.John's in the mid-90s, selection was limited. Blue Star had a variant around then called Glacier Cold. Liquid crap.

I was introduced to Smithwicks, Strongbow or Guinness draft by the hipsters of the time.

They started bringing in Moosehead around then too, and I was considered a beer snob for drinking that.
 
2013-05-26 06:35:52 PM
Of course there's always ...

www.bombshelterbar.com
 
2013-05-26 06:36:21 PM

Kona_Bean: animesucks: [i.imgur.com image 496x581]

Their Hell or High Watermelon is astonishingly good and a refreshing departure from the orange\coriander summer beer routine.


I tried that once and didn't care for it.  Tasted like a beer-flavored Jolly Rancher.
 
2013-05-26 06:38:21 PM

Skwrl: dennysgod: Honest question, is PBR any good?

I'm generally an IPA (Hop Devil, Dog Fish Head 60, etc.) drinker, but I prefer a PBR after skiing or running.  Smooth drinking beer for, e.g., hanging out at the beach.


Well I generally prefer darker beers like Shiner Bock, Yuengling Black and Tan, Cawtaba Brown Bear, Highland Oatmeal Porter.

As far as light coloured piss water American style Pilsners go(if Im somewhere where my prefered poisons are unavailable) PBR is my least objectionable cheapass and Coor's is my least objectionable big 3.

Busch lite is probably the worst Ive had other than now defunct Wiedeman's, Bud lite is probably my least fave big 3.
 
2013-05-26 06:39:06 PM

Oldiron_79: CluelessMoron: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Pocket Ninja: There's nothing ironic about drinking PBR anymore, anyway. The next great hipster drink must return to the roots of irony that define hipsterism. O'Doul's non-alcoholic beer with a whisky chaser (from the rail, of course) would be my suggestion.

A Boilerfaker?

I've actually done more or less this just for the hell of it.  A can of nearbeer, take a swig out of it, top it up with whisky, swirl, and down the hatch.  Given that whisky is mostly distilled beer it does work out, but there is something odd about the whole affair.  It's like a peaty malt liquor.

Why would you do that to whisky?



Don't worry, no good scotch was harmed in that experiment.
 
2013-05-26 06:54:43 PM

CluelessMoron: Oldiron_79: CluelessMoron: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Pocket Ninja: There's nothing ironic about drinking PBR anymore, anyway. The next great hipster drink must return to the roots of irony that define hipsterism. O'Doul's non-alcoholic beer with a whisky chaser (from the rail, of course) would be my suggestion.

A Boilerfaker?

I've actually done more or less this just for the hell of it.  A can of nearbeer, take a swig out of it, top it up with whisky, swirl, and down the hatch.  Given that whisky is mostly distilled beer it does work out, but there is something odd about the whole affair.  It's like a peaty malt liquor.

Why would you do that to whisky?


Don't worry, no good scotch was harmed in that experiment.


Be careful, I have been accused of being worse than Hitler for liking it on the rocks.
 
2013-05-26 07:00:43 PM

doczoidberg: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 800x449]


Hamm's is my choice because bears.
 
2013-05-26 07:05:13 PM

poindxtr: [www.lessmiths.com image 358x240]

It sure is.


That'll probably get the hipster appeal for "artesian" water alone.
 
2013-05-26 07:10:38 PM
Time to bring back the swill beer of my youth - Meister Brau.
Enjoy, hipsters.
 
2013-05-26 07:16:24 PM

dennysgod: Honest question, is PBR any good?


To shameless co-opt a meme that should be getting more love...
PBR is to beer what Benghazi is to scandals.
 
2013-05-26 07:28:46 PM

Baloo Uriza: doczoidberg: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 800x449]

Hamm's is my choice because bears.


I am a craft brewer by trade.. as has been stated in many a fark beer thread.. but I have a passion for the small, regional retro brands because... well.. in a big way.. that is the beer that I make is.. the brewery I work for is making around 15k bbls a year and is serving...well,  a region.

and Hamms was, and is, a regional beer.. and it has much love because of that damn bear, and I have watched and studied all the ads, and the promo stuff revolving around Hamms and the Hamms beer bear..

it really is shiat you can't get away with nowadays because OMGCHILDERN!!!!!!

But I love the Hamms beer bear, and If I were to somehow come up with a big marketing and advertising budget, I would love to try to do something simular in scope....

hell.. we got them there internets now... A web only series of video adverts would be cheap and easy to pull off......
...


..

...


... hmmmm...

* pulls out a micro-tape cassette recorder and clicks it to life* 

run an online contest for aspiring videographers and film auteurs, to make their own vision of a TeeVee commercial for the beer. have all participants submit to a common area, and have the public vote on the best.. the winner gets a free case of beer a month for a year or something and the winning video is featured at the top of the list for all submited entries, and actually shown on TeeVee, basic cable bulk package...
 
2013-05-26 07:29:48 PM

The One True TheDavid: 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.


Reminds me of my native Boise-Eliot in Portland.

/MLK and Garfield
 
2013-05-26 07:32:26 PM

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


Unlikely.  Never seen it sold anywhere outside Oklahoma, Texas and Arkansas.
 
2013-05-26 07:54:17 PM

Igloo: [www.40ouncebeer.com image 365x461]


I'd drink it once for the novelty.  On my "beer can't be that bad if it's got a bear on it," I really got into Big Sky Summer Honey and Alameda Black Bear XX Stout.  Not sure I would have anywhere near the same expectation out of something like a 40.
 
2013-05-26 07:57:31 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-05-26 08:02:00 PM

CaptainFatass: desertfool: Where I grew up this was all there was:

[www.artzberger.com image 689x1500]
And dad and his friends loved it.

Ah, I remember it not so fondly; memories of the Genny Screamers still cause my rectum to pucker.


Only if you had the cream ale...
 
2013-05-26 08:06:16 PM

Cerebral Knievel: and Hamms was, and is, a regional beer.. and it has much love because of that damn bear, and I have watched and studied all the ads, and the promo stuff revolving around Hamms and the Hamms beer bear..


Didn't realize it was regional.

it really is shiat you can't get away with nowadays because OMGCHILDERN!!!!!!

And an increasingly large population of drinking age furries.
 
2013-05-26 08:15:28 PM
www.schaeferbeer.com

It's only cool if you use a can opener to punch the drinking holes in it.
 
2013-05-26 08:30:06 PM
The first time I remember having a PBR was in 2007, I was 35 at the time.  It was at Lenny's bar in South Atlanta.  It was a 24oz can.  Really good! I bought a second.  Then it never tasted as good after that day. I wonder if it was the freshness?
 
2013-05-26 08:35:14 PM

Pocket Ninja: O'Doul's non-alcoholic beer with a whisky chaser (from the rail, of course) would be my suggestion.


O'Doul's is really foul, as (I'm not lying) done a quasi-scientific experiment about 20 years ago. Blind testing amongst about 30 people concluded that:

1. O'Doul's is awful
2. Nobody can tell the difference between light beers except for 2 people out of 30
3. Such experiments are fun
 
2013-05-26 08:39:32 PM

Baloo Uriza: Igloo: [www.40ouncebeer.com image 365x461]

I'd drink it once for the novelty.  On my "beer can't be that bad if it's got a bear on it," I really got into Big Sky Summer Honey and Alameda Black Bear XX Stout.  Not sure I would have anywhere near the same expectation out of something like a 40.


Oh man, the bottle lies by that standard then. It's got a bear on it, sure... but I think I only found it drinkable because I was a broke college student with a serious case of self-loathing at the time. I tried it later on in life, and my liver started crying and pointing on the doll where the bad malt liquor touched it.
 
2013-05-26 08:54:20 PM
My dad and my grandfather worked at the Schaefer brewery in Albany, from what my dad told me it was company policy to give the workers a case of beer to take home after every shift, which is either brilliant, dastardly or both.
 
2013-05-26 09:03:14 PM
i278.photobucket.com

I live in hipster central, so I know.
 
2013-05-26 09:26:19 PM
BigJake:

I've been drinking High Life for a longass time and I'm no hipster and they better not make me start looking like one when I order it

That was the first beer I got drunk on. An older friend bought me a case for me 14th birthday, to which I invited Helen B. who used to chase me around Industrial Arts class with scissors threatening to cut off my shoulder-length ponytail. That was how I become officially a non-virgin, with females anyway.

We did it till we were unconcho, literally. But I let her go not too long after because she wasn't very good at talking about books and ideas. O what a dumb boy was I.

So that beer makes me sad. I do better with Rolling Rock, which only makes me puke.
 
2013-05-26 09:28:34 PM
By the way, Old Style was great. My favorite  "lawnmower beer." So of course the Liquor Barn chain quit carrying it.

It's those conspiring Shriner's, I tellya.
 
2013-05-26 09:33:19 PM

Baloo Uriza: Cerebral Knievel: and Hamms was, and is, a regional beer.. and it has much love because of that damn bear, and I have watched and studied all the ads, and the promo stuff revolving around Hamms and the Hamms beer bear..

Didn't realize it was regional.

it really is shiat you can't get away with nowadays because OMGCHILDERN!!!!!!

And an increasingly large population of drinking age furries.


oh.. that is damn disturbing...
but... as long as they have a good deal of discretionary income that they can spend on beer,and they are willing to spend that discretionary income on the beer that I help make, and they tell thier freinds and fiends that we are friendly to them, and they repay that kindness with buying the fark out of the beer? well hell.. that is how the beer biz works when you get down to it.

our logo is the unicorn from the scottish coat of arms,,  it is known as the sinister unicorn because of the coat of arms..

the scottish unicorn has a crown collar around its neck and that collar is trailing a gold chain.. that is supposed to symbolize the unicorn, what was once captured, has broken its bonds and has returned to its animal spirit..


but god help me if I haven't imagined the logo rendered as MLP and put on a woman's baby doll T-shirt because. why the fark not?
 
2013-05-26 09:41:39 PM

Cerebral Knievel: oh.. that is damn disturbing...
but... as long as they have a good deal of discretionary income that they can spend on beer,and they are willing to spend that discretionary income on the beer that I help make, and they tell thier freinds and fiends that we are friendly to them, and they repay that kindness with buying the fark out of the beer? well hell.. that is how the beer biz works when you get down to it.


Get yourself set up at a convention!  Maybe offer sample bottles at someplace like Oklacon where pretty much everyone's drinking everywhere anyway.
 
2013-05-26 09:50:07 PM

The One True TheDavid: By the way, Old Style was great. My favorite  "lawnmower beer."


After 6 days of on and off rain I'll be having lawnmower beer tomorrow afternoon. Have a 30 28 pack of Rolling Rock waiting to slake my thirst.
 
2013-05-26 10:02:45 PM

John Buck 41: The One True TheDavid: By the way, Old Style was great. My favorite  "lawnmower beer."

After 6 days of on and off rain I'll be having lawnmower beer tomorrow afternoon. Have a 30 28 pack of Rolling Rock waiting to slake my thirst.


And oh my g-word did that take a long time for RR to get some love.  Love the tuna cans, what 4,6oz?
 
2013-05-26 10:13:06 PM

sno man: Your Canadian grandfather probably drank this

and I had no idea they still made it...
Perfect.


The most perverted drink on the market.
50 ugh.
 
2013-05-26 10:31:50 PM
jiveturkey.files.wordpress.com
This was the go-to in high school and college, that and five-gallon jugs of Paul Masson white zinfandel.

/The classy, step-up beer was Killians Irish Red
//I was young and foolish then, I feel old and foolish now.
 
2013-05-26 10:44:22 PM

docrhody: 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.


Came to say this. Dear Submittard: Explain yourself. When the Fark was PBR not mainstream???
 
2013-05-26 10:55:52 PM

show me: Any of you St. Louis farks (I know you're here) old enough to remember this swill?

[robsbeercans.com image 480x640]


Yes...Drank my share it that.  Late seventies early eighties it was like a buck a six pack.  I think I still have a headache.

/Normandy 1984
//Was more of a Little Kings person.....98 cents per half gallon.  Even looked like you were carrying moonshine.
 
2013-05-26 11:07:19 PM

CheapEngineer: [farm3.static.flickr.com image 800x263]
 " The Pale Stale Ale with the foam on the bottom"


I'm not sure exactly why, but I find those cans fascinating.
 
2013-05-26 11:18:30 PM

sno man: John Buck 41: The One True TheDavid: By the way, Old Style was great. My favorite  "lawnmower beer."

After 6 days of on and off rain I'll be having lawnmower beer tomorrow afternoon. Have a 30 28 pack of Rolling Rock waiting to slake my thirst.

And oh my g-word did that take a long time for RR to get some love.  Love the tuna cans, what 4,6oz?


I've loved it for 10 years when I found out it tasted as good as Bud for 2/3 the cost. RR is to Bud what Evan Williams is to Jack Daniels.
 
2013-05-26 11:20:34 PM

Baloo Uriza: Cerebral Knievel: oh.. that is damn disturbing...
but... as long as they have a good deal of discretionary income that they can spend on beer,and they are willing to spend that discretionary income on the beer that I help make, and they tell thier freinds and fiends that we are friendly to them, and they repay that kindness with buying the fark out of the beer? well hell.. that is how the beer biz works when you get down to it.

Get yourself set up at a convention!  Maybe offer sample bottles at someplace like Oklacon where pretty much everyone's drinking everywhere anyway.


Oh we rock all the cons we can, but we can only spread ourselves so thin... I would gladly be at whatever oklacon for what ever special interest group that uses the term oklacom for its event,and honestly...how cool of a name is oklacom? there are none cooler than a name such as oklacom. I Would love nothing more than to set up a table at an Oklacom ANYthing!

but.. we don't sell in Oklahoma...

shiat.. now I want to send beer to Oklahoma just to set up a tasting table at a Oklahoma furry convention. because aint nothing like an Oklahoma furry party because a Oklahoma furry party don't stop!

don't mind me.. it's "Friday night" and I am bit silly at the moment.

but really, it sounds like a great time!
 
2013-05-26 11:42:38 PM

Cerebral Knievel: shiat.. now I want to send beer to Oklahoma just to set up a tasting table at a Oklahoma furry convention. because aint nothing like an Oklahoma furry party because a Oklahoma furry party don't stop!


Four days, four nights of camping, beer, games, fursuits and dancing at Roman Nose State Park in October.  Once it does stop on Sunday afternoon, I really wish I could see the security cameras along the H. E. Bailey and Joseph Turner turnpike toll plazas.  And it's pretty obvious which cars are coming from Watonga, but the tollmasters have no idea what just went down for the last half a week.

but really, it sounds like a great time!

I took advantage of discount sponsorships by also sponsoring Texas Furry Fiesta in Dallas this year, and not knowing what that con was like, was pleasantly surprised.  Two things I didn't expect:  1) The idler pulley on my car's serpentine belt crapping out literally as we were parking at the convention on arrival, actually stranding us at our destination, and 2) Texas Furry Fiesta is the second largest furry convention in the world this year, and TFF 2013 was the 7th largest furry convention ever worldwide.  Addison didn't know what hit it.
 
2013-05-26 11:58:46 PM

Branch Floridian: show me: Any of you St. Louis farks (I know you're here) old enough to remember this swill?

[robsbeercans.com image 480x640]

Yes...Drank my share it that.  Late seventies early eighties it was like a buck a six pack.  I think I still have a headache.

/Normandy 1984
//Was more of a Little Kings person.....98 cents per half gallon.  Even looked like you were carrying moonshine.


Are you saying there was a half gallon bottle? I remember seeing Little Kings at a liquor store in KC in some huge bottle. It looked bigger than a 40 oz.
And yes, 905 was the most nasty stuff on earth. Four of us split a case once. I drank two, a good friend drank maybe three and my brother and a neighbor drank the rest. My brother said he brushed his teeth ten times a day, drank shots of whisky, etc. and he couldn't get the 905 taste out of his mouth for two days.
 
2013-05-27 12:37:47 AM

Baloo Uriza: Cerebral Knievel: shiat.. now I want to send beer to Oklahoma just to set up a tasting table at a Oklahoma furry convention. because aint nothing like an Oklahoma furry party because a Oklahoma furry party don't stop!

Four days, four nights of camping, beer, games, fursuits and dancing at Roman Nose State Park in October.  Once it does stop on Sunday afternoon, I really wish I could see the security cameras along the H. E. Bailey and Joseph Turner turnpike toll plazas.  And it's pretty obvious which cars are coming from Watonga, but the tollmasters have no idea what just went down for the last half a week.

but really, it sounds like a great time!

I took advantage of discount sponsorships by also sponsoring Texas Furry Fiesta in Dallas this year, and not knowing what that con was like, was pleasantly surprised.  Two things I didn't expect:  1) The idler pulley on my car's serpentine belt crapping out literally as we were parking at the convention on arrival, actually stranding us at our destination, and 2) Texas Furry Fiesta is the second largest furry convention in the world this year, and TFF 2013 was the 7th largest furry convention ever worldwide.  Addison didn't know what hit it.


I can tell ya that the closest I come to all those schinangins is that I am involved in competitive Bearding, of which comps are always a giant party, and when we decend on a town, much hairness ensues.. and I Personally am a Santa Clause Impersonator for the brewery I work for.. I actaully get paid to pretend to be Santa and Bar hop..

my next official Santa gig is coming up in July where I will be throwing out the first pitch at a the local AAA ball teams Christmas in July fund raising push..

I tell my people..." you want me to put on the suit and stand on the pitchers mound.. late afternoon... in Richmond Virginia.. in July?

"yes"

"are you actively trying to kill me by heat stroke?"

" No.. "kill" is a harsh word, HEY! you get to hang out with Nutzy the flying squirrel!"

"joy..."
 
2013-05-27 12:46:37 AM

Kona_Bean: animesucks: [i.imgur.com image 496x581]

Their Hell or High Watermelon is astonishingly good and a refreshing departure from the orange\coriander summer beer routine.


I was serving a keg of that at a farmers market a couple weeks ago. Sold out.
 
2013-05-27 01:21:45 AM

TanSau: LivingDeadX1: [t.qkme.me image 310x225]

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
THIS... Holy shiat THIS!!


I'm sorry someone held a gun to your head and forced you to look at this conversation and then come in and comment on it
 
2013-05-27 01:28:52 AM

Benevolent Misanthrope: A really shiatty over-hopped, over-carbonated light blonde from an locavore indie label.  You've probably never heard of it.


I prefer a one batch microbrew invented in 11th century Finland by a dyslexic manure farmer named Tborsvenglagelsleinpfeffenhausenmayer. He stumbled upon the recipe while trying to create a syphillis cure/pork balm.
You wouldn't recognize it, anyway. The label is written in Klingon and has a picture of a baboon's dick.
 
2013-05-27 01:34:32 AM

Cerebral Knievel: I tell my people..." you want me to put on the suit and stand on the pitchers mound.. late afternoon... in Richmond Virginia.. in July?


About 3 hours was all I could take on a 90+ degree day in western Oklahoma in a black bear fursuit.  And the only reason I lasted that long was thanks to a hydration pack and a strong wind.
 
2013-05-27 02:19:22 AM
cleverpinkpirate.com


Hey... a man can dream, can't he?
 
2013-05-27 03:00:38 AM

Mad Mark: Branch Floridian: show me: Any of you St. Louis farks (I know you're here) old enough to remember this swill?

[robsbeercans.com image 480x640]

Yes...Drank my share it that.  Late seventies early eighties it was like a buck a six pack.  I think I still have a headache.

/Normandy 1984
//Was more of a Little Kings person.....98 cents per half gallon.  Even looked like you were carrying moonshine.

Are you saying there was a half gallon bottle? I remember seeing Little Kings at a liquor store in KC in some huge bottle. It looked bigger than a 40 oz.
And yes, 905 was the most nasty stuff on earth. Four of us split a case once. I drank two, a good friend drank maybe three and my brother and a neighbor drank the rest. My brother said he brushed his teeth ten times a day, drank shots of whisky, etc. and he couldn't get the 905 taste out of his mouth for two days.


I had it once. Bought a 12 pack on Christmas break from Rolla. Drank 2 and puked. Worst shiat I ever had in my life.
 
2013-05-27 04:06:11 AM
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
m00
2013-05-27 10:00:36 AM

eas81: Really thought this would have been on at least the first page, we are talking about the hipsters:


Nah, Zima is for pretentious douchebags. Hipsters like to be ironic.
 
2013-05-27 10:42:01 AM

Mad Mark: Branch Floridian: show me: Any of you St. Louis farks (I know you're here) old enough to remember this swill?

[robsbeercans.com image 480x640]

Yes...Drank my share it that.  Late seventies early eighties it was like a buck a six pack.  I think I still have a headache.

/Normandy 1984
//Was more of a Little Kings person.....98 cents per half gallon.  Even looked like you were carrying moonshine.

Are you saying there was a half gallon bottle? I remember seeing Little Kings at a liquor store in KC in some huge bottle. It looked bigger than a 40 oz.
And yes, 905 was the most nasty stuff on earth. Four of us split a case once. I drank two, a good friend drank maybe three and my brother and a neighbor drank the rest. My brother said he brushed his teeth ten times a day, drank shots of whisky, etc. and he couldn't get the 905 taste out of his mouth for two days.


Yes there was a half gallon bottle.  Looked like a moonshine bottle except it was green and clear.  I think they had a gallon bottle as well.  But that cost 1.98.

The 80s were a fog.
 
2013-05-27 11:05:04 AM
www.thebarleyblog.com
.
 
2013-05-27 11:07:48 AM
thumbs3.ebaystatic.com
Grandpa drank this back in the 80's when I was drinking PBR and RW&B.  Who knew I was a hipster.
 
2013-05-27 01:52:42 PM

Branch Floridian: Mad Mark: Branch Floridian: show me: Any of you St. Louis farks (I know you're here) old enough to remember this swill?

[robsbeercans.com image 480x640]

Yes...Drank my share it that.  Late seventies early eighties it was like a buck a six pack.  I think I still have a headache.

/Normandy 1984
//Was more of a Little Kings person.....98 cents per half gallon.  Even looked like you were carrying moonshine.

Are you saying there was a half gallon bottle? I remember seeing Little Kings at a liquor store in KC in some huge bottle. It looked bigger than a 40 oz.
And yes, 905 was the most nasty stuff on earth. Four of us split a case once. I drank two, a good friend drank maybe three and my brother and a neighbor drank the rest. My brother said he brushed his teeth ten times a day, drank shots of whisky, etc. and he couldn't get the 905 taste out of his mouth for two days.

Yes there was a half gallon bottle.  Looked like a moonshine bottle except it was green and clear.  I think they had a gallon bottle as well.  But that cost 1.98.

The 80s were a fog.


I've told people about the huge Little Kings bottle before & i've always been told I was smoking crack. Thanks for the info.
 
2013-05-27 02:40:25 PM

stoli n coke: Benevolent Misanthrope: A really shiatty over-hopped, over-carbonated light blonde from an locavore indie label.  You've probably never heard of it.

I prefer a one batch microbrew invented in 11th century Finland by a dyslexic manure farmer named Tborsvenglagelsleinpfeffenhausenmayer. He stumbled upon the recipe while trying to create a syphillis cure/pork balm.
You wouldn't recognize it, anyway. The label is written in Klingon and has a picture of a baboon's dick.


Actually, early Finns (sometimes called Arschpapiere) spoke a German dialect written in a Klingon alphabet, much as Yiddish is a totally different German dialect written in a Hebrew alphabet.

The baboon's dick was a universally recognized symbol recalling the well known simile "as pure as a baboon's dick is pink."
 
2013-05-27 08:49:25 PM

Solid Muldoon: I thought Anakin killed all the yuenglings.


You are a horrible person. Made my coffee flow through my nose.
 
2013-05-27 09:02:59 PM
i148.photobucket.com
 
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