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2013-07-09 12:43:37 AM  
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2013-07-09 01:04:49 AM  
There really needs to be a "popcorn" tag for threads like this.
 
2013-07-09 01:12:58 AM  

SilentStrider: There really needs to be a "popcorn" tag for threads like this.


media.tumblr.com  Popcorn, also known as popping corn, is a type of corn that expands from the kernel and puffs up when heated.
 
2013-07-09 01:24:49 AM  
Huh, a Ric Romero article on "craft brews" manages to hit on four power players, two of which are made by a couple of the world's largest brewing and distribution companies and of the other two, one is the largest American owned beer company and the other the largest in California... awesome job there, sparky, way to live down to expectations.
 
2013-07-09 01:30:44 AM  

timujin: Huh, a Ric Romero article on "craft brews" manages to hit on four power players, two of which are made by a couple of the world's largest brewing and distribution companies and of the other two, one is the largest American owned beer company and the other the largest in California... awesome job there, sparky, way to live down to expectations.


Let's just say Ric knows his audience

/and they're going to think this is a revelation
 
2013-07-09 03:13:58 AM  
Heh, Ric Romero actually wrote this article.

/thought subby was trolling
 
2013-07-09 03:29:13 AM  
Bell's Oberon.
 
2013-07-09 04:55:14 AM  
Is Rick okay? He looks like he's got the early onset signs of an upcoming stroke. His mouth droops and doesn't move on he right side as much as on his left.

Also, suspected rapist anchorman looks like he's got a skin problem. Maybe too much time in the sun.
 
2013-07-09 04:56:05 AM  
I was surprised to find out that Ric Romero is a real person. I thought it was just a fictional character invented for the soul purpose of clowning on obvious "news" stories. I guess truth really is stranger than fiction.
 
2013-07-09 04:59:56 AM  
He has the cushiest job in the world.

Barely has to do any research at all.
 
2013-07-09 05:00:46 AM  

squibbits: I was surprised to find out that Ric Romero is a real person. I thought it was just a fictional character invented for the soul purpose of clowning on obvious "news" stories. I guess truth really is stranger than fiction.


To be fair, Ric probably never thought of himself as a real newsperson either.
 
2013-07-09 05:01:53 AM  

timujin: Huh, a Ric Romero article on "craft brews" manages to hit on four power players, two of which are made by a couple of the world's largest brewing and distribution companies and of the other two, one is the largest American owned beer company and the other the largest in California... awesome job there, sparky, way to live down to expectations.


He was presenting the findings of a Consumer Reports 'study'. Which breweries come out on top really isn't up to him.
 
2013-07-09 05:07:12 AM  
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I knew he looked familiar! To think locals may not be aware that they have TWO celebrities on their channel.
 
2013-07-09 05:51:44 AM  
It's... Beautiful...
 
2013-07-09 05:57:41 AM  
I like Leinenkugels.
 
2013-07-09 06:10:56 AM  
He doesn't even include the link to consumer reports!
 
2013-07-09 06:12:57 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: timujin: Huh, a Ric Romero article on "craft brews" manages to hit on four power players, two of which are made by a couple of the world's largest brewing and distribution companies and of the other two, one is the largest American owned beer company and the other the largest in California... awesome job there, sparky, way to live down to expectations.

He was presenting the findings of a Consumer Reports 'study'. Which breweries come out on top really isn't up to him.


This.

Ric's article is almost verbatim from the Consumer Reports write up
 
2013-07-09 06:18:17 AM  

Freschel: I like Leinenkugels.


Have you tried their lemonberry shandy? I just tried some this weekend. It's not bad, but I like their regular shandy better.
 
2013-07-09 06:29:41 AM  
I hope that the Ric Romero meme dies off and something else takes its place to denote stating the obvious. I guess I don't like that it is someone's real name and seems cruel to keep harping on someone for one goof.
 
2013-07-09 06:32:53 AM  
Beer is an alcoholic beverage made by fermenting a mixture of grain, hops, yeast, and water.
 
2013-07-09 06:35:17 AM  

Befuddled: I hope that the Ric Romero meme dies off and something else takes its place to denote stating the obvious. I guess I don't like that it is someone's real name and seems cruel to keep harping on someone for one goof.


encycl.opentopia.com

Breaking news:  Posters on popular internet websites are often mocked for defending people who are the butt of ongoing jokes.  These people are usually known as "white knights."
 
2013-07-09 06:40:17 AM  

Rhino_man: Befuddled: I hope that the Ric Romero meme dies off and something else takes its place to denote stating the obvious. I guess I don't like that it is someone's real name and seems cruel to keep harping on someone for one goof.

[encycl.opentopia.com image 144x180]

Breaking news:  Posters on popular internet websites are often mocked for defending people who are the butt of ongoing jokes.  These people are usually known as "white knights."


I thought the term "white knight" was reserved for people who defend others just because they want to have sex with... oh.
 
2013-07-09 06:56:50 AM  

Befuddled: I hope that the Ric Romero meme dies off and something else takes its place to denote stating the obvious. I guess I don't like that it is someone's real name and seems cruel to keep harping on someone for one goof.


Ric is in on the joke. http://m.fark.com/comments/4845885/Ric-Romero-thanks-FARKcom-for-toy-d rive-donations
 
2013-07-09 07:04:22 AM  
FTFA: "...kits from Mister Beer. The kit includes a plastic keg and all the fixings -- you just add water and brew your own beer in about three to four weeks. Tasters found the process wasn't bad, but the beer wasn't that good. Maybe stick to the ready-mades."

For chrissakes that's like telling people there's something called an "easy-bake oven", but the end results of using it aren't as good as pre-made brownies and cookies at the store. Mr. Beer =/= homebrewing.
 
2013-07-09 07:12:09 AM  

WinoRhino: FTFA: "...kits from Mister Beer. The kit includes a plastic keg and all the fixings -- you just add water and brew your own beer in about three to four weeks. Tasters found the process wasn't bad, but the beer wasn't that good. Maybe stick to the ready-mades."

For chrissakes that's like telling people there's something called an "easy-bake oven", but the end results of using it aren't as good as pre-made brownies and cookies at the store. Mr. Beer =/= homebrewing.


For someone interested in brewing their own beer, Mr. Beer is a fine first step. It's inexpensive and the beer is passable.

If interested first time home brewers had to invest in a full-on home brewing setup from the outset, you'd see fewer home brewers.

It's not like an Easy-Bake oven. Think of it more like a cheap bicycle or fishing rod. If you only end up using it once, it's cheap enough to throw away. But if it gets you hooked on the hobby, it's the stepping stone to pricier and better options. Don't knock that stepping stone.
 
2013-07-09 07:25:37 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: For someone interested in brewing their own beer, Mr. Beer is a fine first step. It's inexpensive and the beer is passable.

If interested first time home brewers had to invest in a full-on home brewing setup from the outset, you'd see fewer home brewers.


I agree with this wholeheartedly.

I do extract home brew (haven't worked up to all-grain yet) in 5-gallon batches, but I started with Mr. Beer because it was a hell of a lot cheaper to toss a bad batch of Mr Beer and the investment was minimal. When I stopped screwing up Mr Beer I moved on to the investment that is a complete home-brew kit.
 
2013-07-09 07:58:38 AM  

foo monkey: Befuddled: I hope that the Ric Romero meme dies off and something else takes its place to denote stating the obvious. I guess I don't like that it is someone's real name and seems cruel to keep harping on someone for one goof.

Ric is in on the joke. http://m.fark.com/comments/4845885/Ric-Romero-thanks-FARKcom-for-toy-d rive-donations


That's awesome!
 
2013-07-09 08:06:09 AM  
Also, Shock Top is not craft beer.
 
2013-07-09 08:08:50 AM  
An article on "craft beer" mentions Shock Top. *sigh*
 
2013-07-09 08:10:39 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: For someone interested in brewing their own beer, Mr. Beer is a fine first step. It's inexpensive and the beer is passable.... Don't knock that stepping stone.


Malacon: I do extract home brew (haven't worked up to all-grain yet) in 5-gallon batches, but I started with Mr. Beer because it was a hell of a lot cheaper to toss a bad batch of Mr Beer and the investment was minimal.


Okay. I agree with all that. Looking back at my post I wasn't entirely clear with my objection to what the article said. What if I changed my statement to "Mr. Beer =/= the best homebrewing has to offer"? Because the article seemed to suggest (to my pre-coffee 7am eyes) the results from Mr. Beer weren't as good as store-bought beer, so don't bother with homebrewing at all. It's that last part I object to mostly.

At any rate, my experience with a Mr. Beer style kit was horrendous and I never even remotely wanted to try homebrewing again because of it. But then a family friend taught me how to do partial grain, and showed me the equipment to buy. I think I spent $100 to get the first batch going. The results blew me away and I saw the potential.But that was 20 years ago, so perhaps the Mr. Beer kits have improved a bit since then and my experience is outdated.
 
2013-07-09 08:17:31 AM  

Befuddled: I hope that the Ric Romero meme dies off and something else takes its place to denote stating the obvious. I guess I don't like that it is someone's real name and seems cruel to keep harping on someone for one goof.


One goof? This breaking article describes Shock Top IPA as a "craft brew".....
 
2013-07-09 08:22:31 AM  
There's beer, then there's a good IPA. There are a lot of bad IPAs out there, unfortunately.

My favorites are Tallgrass Ethos IPA and Coop F5 IPA.
 
2013-07-09 08:29:52 AM  

WinoRhino: AverageAmericanGuy: For someone interested in brewing their own beer, Mr. Beer is a fine first step. It's inexpensive and the beer is passable.... Don't knock that stepping stone.

Malacon: I do extract home brew (haven't worked up to all-grain yet) in 5-gallon batches, but I started with Mr. Beer because it was a hell of a lot cheaper to toss a bad batch of Mr Beer and the investment was minimal.

Okay. I agree with all that. Looking back at my post I wasn't entirely clear with my objection to what the article said. What if I changed my statement to "Mr. Beer =/= the best homebrewing has to offer"? Because the article seemed to suggest (to my pre-coffee 7am eyes) the results from Mr. Beer weren't as good as store-bought beer, so don't bother with homebrewing at all. It's that last part I object to mostly.

At any rate, my experience with a Mr. Beer style kit was horrendous and I never even remotely wanted to try homebrewing again because of it. But then a family friend taught me how to do partial grain, and showed me the equipment to buy. I think I spent $100 to get the first batch going. The results blew me away and I saw the potential.But that was 20 years ago, so perhaps the Mr. Beer kits have improved a bit since then and my experience is outdated.


Mr Beer got significantly better recently, they were bought by Coopers and the kits were changed. They increased the amount of extract and got rid of the sugar booster as well as using their own extract which is significantly better than the old stuff. I still wouldn't buy their kits because I have a local brew on premise place which goes through multiple 55 gallon extract containers a week so I can always get very fresh extract if I want it but very few people have that option.
 
2013-07-09 08:32:08 AM  
Why do links to ABC7 in L.A. keep showing up with the logo of ABC13 in Houston?
 
2013-07-09 08:42:16 AM  
I am guessing he was reviewing stuff like summer shandy and 21st amendment hell or high watermelon and blue moon and the other super summery beers. I guess I should be thankful they even included stone ipa.One very surprising, very good summer beer I had was Maui CoCoNuT Porter. Yes, a porter. It was asphalt black, but a very summery dark beer. Lots of good coconut flavor. > 90 on beeradvocate.If you like super hoppy, super bitter west coast ipas, Ohios Fat Heads Head Hunter ipa is a little under the radar, bit damn good. 97 on beeradvocate.For really obscure, try Blatimore's Stillwater Artisanal's Cellar Door. It's a saison. Stillwater specializes in that. 92 on beeradvocate.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-07-09 08:43:55 AM  

milowitz: Befuddled: I hope that the Ric Romero meme dies off and something else takes its place to denote stating the obvious. I guess I don't like that it is someone's real name and seems cruel to keep harping on someone for one goof.

One goof? This breaking article describes Shock Top IPA as a "craft brew".....

 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-07-09 08:45:45 AM  

milowitz: Befuddled: I hope that the Ric Romero meme dies off and something else takes its place to denote stating the obvious. I guess I don't like that it is someone's real name and seems cruel to keep harping on someone for one goof.

One goof? This breaking article describes Shock Top IPA as a "craft brew".....


(try that again)

www.apnatimepass.com
 
2013-07-09 08:50:49 AM  
I laughed at the Shock Top mention.
That's just Ric being Ric.
 
2013-07-09 09:10:15 AM  
media.tumblr.com
"Craft beer" aficionados are high-functioning aspies that suck the joy out of a room and replace it with pompous beer-flatulence.
They can also be found around BBQ grills - annoying the cook with lectures on the virtues of charcoal.
 
2013-07-09 10:20:52 AM  

oldfarthenry: [media.tumblr.com image 200x150]
"Craft beer" aficionados are high-functioning aspies that suck the joy out of a room and replace it with pompous beer-flatulence.
They can also be found around BBQ grills - annoying the cook with lectures on the virtues of charcoal.


exactly.
 
2013-07-09 12:10:39 PM  

Abacus9: Bell's Oberon.


Yes.
 
2013-07-09 12:19:23 PM  

Commander Cyclops: Why do links to ABC7 in L.A. keep showing up with the logo of ABC13 in Houston?


Because it's not a real station. It is secretly the remnants of FarkTV, now in news form. It's all a hoax!
 
2013-07-09 12:27:44 PM  

petec: AverageAmericanGuy: timujin: Huh, a Ric Romero article on "craft brews" manages to hit on four power players, two of which are made by a couple of the world's largest brewing and distribution companies and of the other two, one is the largest American owned beer company and the other the largest in California... awesome job there, sparky, way to live down to expectations.

He was presenting the findings of a Consumer Reports 'study'. Which breweries come out on top really isn't up to him.

This.

Ric's article is almost verbatim from the Consumer Reports write up


So the defense here is that his shiatty reporting isn't because he bothered to shiat it out himself and, instead, just served up someone other writer's shiat?
 
2013-07-09 06:54:42 PM  

timujin: petec: AverageAmericanGuy: timujin: Huh, a Ric Romero article on "craft brews" manages to hit on four power players, two of which are made by a couple of the world's largest brewing and distribution companies and of the other two, one is the largest American owned beer company and the other the largest in California... awesome job there, sparky, way to live down to expectations.

He was presenting the findings of a Consumer Reports 'study'. Which breweries come out on top really isn't up to him.

This.

Ric's article is almost verbatim from the Consumer Reports write up

So the defense here is that his shiatty reporting isn't because he bothered to shiat it out himself and, instead, just served up someone other writer's shiat?


I think you're expecting way too much from a 60 second fluff piece.
 
2013-07-09 07:32:11 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: timujin: petec: AverageAmericanGuy: timujin: Huh, a Ric Romero article on "craft brews" manages to hit on four power players, two of which are made by a couple of the world's largest brewing and distribution companies and of the other two, one is the largest American owned beer company and the other the largest in California... awesome job there, sparky, way to live down to expectations.

He was presenting the findings of a Consumer Reports 'study'. Which breweries come out on top really isn't up to him.

This.

Ric's article is almost verbatim from the Consumer Reports write up

So the defense here is that his shiatty reporting isn't because he bothered to shiat it out himself and, instead, just served up someone other writer's shiat?

I think you're expecting way too much from a 60 second fluff piece.


The man is supposedly a professional reporter and, I'm assuming, gets paid a good amount of money to be one.  I guarantee I could swing a dead cat and hit five Farkers who could write a better "60 second fluff piece" on craft beer.

/why a dead cat? Try swinging a live one.
 
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