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(The Local)   Shop didn't stock beer two men were looking for. Did they: a) choose a different beer, b) go to a different store, or c) set the shop on fire?   (thelocal.de) divider line 55
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2014-01-31 10:15:21 AM  
Beck's isn't that good.
 
2014-01-31 10:20:23 AM  

OregonVet: Beck's isn't that good.


I'd be more likely to torch the place if they did have it.
 
2014-01-31 10:48:37 AM  
Someone forgot Poland.
 
2014-01-31 10:48:50 AM  

Radak: OregonVet: Beck's isn't that good.

I'd be more likely to torch the place if they did have it.


Beck's is shiat beer, to be sure. Beck's Gold, however, is delicious. Might have something to do with the fact that I've only tried it in Germany.
 
2014-01-31 10:49:23 AM  
the beer snobs are starting to go a little overboard now.
 
2014-01-31 10:50:56 AM  

OregonVet: Beck's isn't that good.



Seriously.....you're going to commit arson because they didn't have Beck's?

Now if we're talking Pliny the Elder, I'd understand.
 
2014-01-31 10:51:11 AM  
I dunno, all the QFC's around me stopped carrying Maredsous 10.  I think this is a reasonable response.
 
2014-01-31 10:51:39 AM  
Every Beck's I've had tastes skunked.
 
2014-01-31 10:53:15 AM  
The two men, who police said were drunk, fled. One was described as 175cm tall, 28 to 33 years old with a big nose.


www.suziklinik.cz
 
2014-01-31 10:55:20 AM  

ChipNASA: The two men, who police said were drunk, fled. One was described as 175cm tall, 28 to 33 years old with a big nose.


[www.suziklinik.cz image 683x442]


Came for this.  Leaving after setting the thread on fire.
 
2014-01-31 10:55:32 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: Every Beck's I've had tastes skunked.



It's the Heineken of German beers.
 
2014-01-31 10:56:10 AM  
What's German for "redneck?"
 
2014-01-31 10:56:24 AM  

lordjupiter: ChipNASA: The two men, who police said were drunk, fled. One was described as 175cm tall, 28 to 33 years old with a big nose.


[www.suziklinik.cz image 683x442]

Came for this.  Leaving after setting the thread on fire.

i77.photobucket.com
 
2014-01-31 10:57:35 AM  

The_Sponge: HotWingConspiracy: Every Beck's I've had tastes skunked.


It's the Heineken of German beers.


Bah. What's the appeal? I know tastes differ, but bleh.
 
2014-01-31 10:57:39 AM  

Savage Bacon: Radak: OregonVet: Beck's isn't that good.

I'd be more likely to torch the place if they did have it.

Beck's is shiat beer, to be sure. Beck's Gold, however, is delicious. Might have something to do with the fact that I've only tried it in Germany.


And Beck's Mellow Gold is pretty decent too.

Beercan.
 
2014-01-31 11:01:37 AM  
Perhaps the storekeeper used the Polish phrase book incorrectly.
 
2014-01-31 11:03:47 AM  
Arson: The best of what Germans do best.
 
2014-01-31 11:04:06 AM  
I dunno. Seems reasonable to me.
 
2014-01-31 11:05:14 AM  
dashburst.com
 
2014-01-31 11:07:31 AM  
Crap beers that are marketed as high-quality "imports" (ranked in order of craptacularness):

1. Corona (far and away the leader)
2. Stella Artois
3. Becks
4. Heineken
5. Guinness
 
2014-01-31 11:10:04 AM  

maxx2112: What's German for "redneck?"



Bavarian
 
2014-01-31 11:11:17 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: The_Sponge: HotWingConspiracy: Every Beck's I've had tastes skunked.


It's the Heineken of German beers.

Bah. What's the appeal? I know tastes differ, but bleh.



No idea.....if I'm going for a German beer, I usually stick with Hofbrau.
 
2014-01-31 11:11:44 AM  
Maybe the other beers they stocked weren't fire-brewed enough.
 
2014-01-31 11:13:14 AM  

maxx2112: What's German for "redneck?"


Pole(n).

Also, asking for a Beck's in Dortmund is like asking for Sam Adams in Portland (OR).
That's the kind of crime that should get you deported.
 
2014-01-31 11:16:06 AM  
Beer snobs!
 
2014-01-31 11:16:16 AM  
i1.ytimg.com
 
2014-01-31 11:16:32 AM  
www.chud.com
 
2014-01-31 11:17:05 AM  
Beer snob thread.
www.france44.com
 
2014-01-31 11:18:20 AM  

UrukHaiGuyz: [i1.ytimg.com image 850x478]



CSB:

I went to college with the guy in the middle.
 
2014-01-31 11:18:51 AM  
By no means am I a beer snob.  But the only beers I won't drink are the standard cheap American beers.  (Bud and their ilk.)

I'll try just about anything.   But I much prefer just getting random bottles from no-name breweries and trying them rather than going for one particular beer all the time.
 
2014-01-31 11:24:06 AM  
A gas can is called a Jerrycan? In Germany, they call it that???
 
2014-01-31 11:26:13 AM  

Chabash: A gas can is called a Jerrycan? In Germany, they call it that???


BENZINKANISTER!
 
2014-01-31 11:28:25 AM  

Savage Bacon: Beck's is shiat beer, to be sure. Beck's Gold, however, is delicious. Might have something to do with the fact that I've only tried it in Germany.


In the case, I swig corrected.

/swig
 
2014-01-31 11:31:12 AM  
Arsonist Ale?
 
2014-01-31 11:31:22 AM  

Chabash: A gas can is called a Jerrycan? In Germany, they call it that???


And what do they call a "Paddy-wagon" in Ireland?
 
2014-01-31 11:31:31 AM  

ChipNASA: The two men, who police said were drunk, fled. One was described as 175cm tall, 28 to 33 years old with a big nose.


[www.suziklinik.cz image 683x442]


Came here to say this or something quite like it.

/Shakes tiny interweb fist
 
2014-01-31 11:33:45 AM  

baconbeard: Chabash: A gas can is called a Jerrycan? In Germany, they call it that???

And what do they call a "Paddy-wagon" in Ireland?


A wagon.
 
2014-01-31 11:40:13 AM  
encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com

Was it these guys?
 
2014-01-31 11:45:30 AM  

UrukHaiGuyz: [i1.ytimg.com image 850x478]


ziss is why ve don't invite you Amereecans, you get a couple of drinks in you and you all turn into ze dirty Harrys.
 
2014-01-31 11:47:18 AM  
First off, I find it funny in which occasions does the barbarian ancestry of the Germans flares up.

Second...

ChipNASA: lordjupiter: ChipNASA: The two men, who police said were drunk, fled. One was described as 175cm tall, 28 to 33 years old with a big nose.


[www.suziklinik.cz image 683x442]

Came for this.  Leaving after setting the thread on fire.
[i77.photobucket.com image 531x800]


Reminds me of a naughtier version of this girl:

cdn.shopify.com
 
2014-01-31 11:51:30 AM  

maxx2112: What's German for "redneck?"


I dont know but I know the word for white trash
 
2014-01-31 11:56:31 AM  
Was in a smallish mall, when we heard something like yelling.
Security guards run past us to the franchise gym.

After a short while they walk out and being a bit close to them I ask them what's up.
They said one of the muscle-heads had gone off the deep end, yelling and kicking the stand up displays.

Turns out the gym hadn't yet received the protein drink he had ordered.
 
2014-01-31 12:00:13 PM  

SurelyShirley: maxx2112: What's German for "redneck?"

Pole(n).

Also, asking for a Beck's in Dortmund is like asking for Sam Adams in Portland (OR).
That's the kind of crime that should get you deported.


No asking for a Becks in the old country is about like asking for a bud light in the US.

Also was a red stapler involved in this story?
 
2014-01-31 12:09:51 PM  

The_Sponge: UrukHaiGuyz: [i1.ytimg.com image 850x478]


CSB:

I went to college with the guy in the middle.


CSB:

I was on fark with a guy who went to college with the guy in the middle

/true story
 
2014-01-31 12:19:33 PM  

johnny_vegas: The_Sponge: UrukHaiGuyz: [i1.ytimg.com image 850x478]


CSB:

I went to college with the guy in the middle.

CSB:

I was on fark with a guy who went to college with the guy in the middle

/true story



No way!

/I chuckled.
 
2014-01-31 12:26:05 PM  
I've burned down a lot of stores looking for Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout

beerpulse.com
 
2014-01-31 12:36:06 PM  

ChipNASA: lordjupiter: ChipNASA: The two men, who police said were drunk, fled. One was described as 175cm tall, 28 to 33 years old with a big nose.


[www.suziklinik.cz image 683x442]

Came for this.  Leaving after setting the thread on fire.
[i77.photobucket.com image 531x800]


Yuck. And I'm straight as an arrow.
 
2014-01-31 12:52:15 PM  
Beck's Sapphire is pretty damn good too.
 
2014-01-31 12:54:07 PM  

CygnusDarius: First off, I find it funny in which occasions does the barbarian ancestry of the Germans flares up.

Second...


Imma let you finish, but maybe you should read TFA first, before you move on to your second point, which, I'm sure, will be the best point ever. Ever!
 
2014-01-31 12:58:43 PM  
They were out of Wootstout.
 
2014-01-31 03:41:56 PM  
Purity laws mean most German beers of the same kind taste so similar as makes no difference. Even the bottles are standard thanks to recycling. I bet you could swap the labels and most people couldn't tell one from another.
 
2014-01-31 10:02:57 PM  

drxym: Purity laws mean most German beers of the same kind taste so similar as makes no difference. Even the bottles are standard thanks to recycling. I bet you could swap the labels and most people couldn't tell one from another.


Are they adding peanuts and strawberries to Irish brews and serve it in cans so people can tell that it's different?
 
2014-02-01 03:02:28 AM  
Noticing this pic under the article:

www.thelocal.de
 
2014-02-01 05:31:50 AM  

SurelyShirley: Are they adding peanuts and strawberries to Irish brews and serve it in cans so people can tell that it's different?


Can you expand on your non sequitur a little? Ireland has never had purity laws, not that it makes a difference either way to my point.
 
2014-02-01 11:52:51 AM  

drxym: SurelyShirley: Are they adding peanuts and strawberries to Irish brews and serve it in cans so people can tell that it's different?

Can you expand on your non sequitur a little? Ireland has never had purity laws, not that it makes a difference either way to my point.


I'll be glad to. You mentioned, that because of German purity law, which allows only water, hops and malt as ingredients, all German beer essentially tastes the same. Obviously, this is not true, since one can achieve quite different results, depending on quality and quantity of said ingredients. But since you seemed certain that this is not the case, I merely suggested to add other ingredients to the brew to make sure, that even you will taste a difference.
As for the bottles, they're generally being reused, as in each brewery takes their own bottles back, washes and refills them, which doesn't mean that every brewery in the country uses the same type of bottle. If you feel like it, do a GIS for Haacke Beck, Warsteiner and Flensburger. I'd say those bottles aren't quite identical.

Based on your post, I have to assume, that you've never been to Germany, or if you have, you obviously had too much quality beer you couldn't seem to handle.
 
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