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(Omaha World Herald)   Omaha World-Herald columnist claims to have found the best beer in Nebraska. Chances are, it's just Bud Light   (omaha.com ) divider line
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2014-03-30 09:29:11 AM  
Free beer ?
 
2014-03-30 09:31:05 AM  
Kind of like winning the Special Olympics.


Sure, you have a beer.....but you're still in Nebraska.
 
2014-03-30 09:34:40 AM  
Let me guess, it's made with corn.
 
2014-03-30 09:35:52 AM  
I spent a week cruising all over Nebraska last years for vacation. A lot of good beers around, good photography opportunities, many old cars that look restorable, etc.

I'd take that over a week in a US city every time.
 
2014-03-30 09:47:53 AM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: Let me guess, it's made with corn.


Nope petroleum. Cars run on corn.
 
2014-03-30 09:53:03 AM  
This headline just reminds me how much I want a beer.
 
2014-03-30 09:54:20 AM  
FTFA:  It's not about the beer you guzzle after a day of yardwork in 90-degree heat - a "lawn mower beer," as this month's Food Prowl team named it.

This guy is just learning the term "lawn mower beer?" I'm not sure if I should even continue reading.

FTFA: The first misconception we successfully debunked on our mission: Dark beers are scary.

Okay, I'm done. Everything in this article is to be taken with a grain of salt.
 
2014-03-30 10:09:08 AM  
The first call: Paris Cunningham, founder of Barley's Angels, an Omaha craft beer group for women.

ok, that's pretty clever.
 
2014-03-30 10:12:53 AM  
Chaco Canyon Gold is pretty amazing.
 
2014-03-30 10:31:07 AM  
Being stuck in Nebraska right now, I'm confused with the Best MALTY/ROASTY catagory.  I think the writer of this article really doesn't know too much about beer.
 
2014-03-30 10:32:03 AM  
Thanks, Omaha
 
2014-03-30 10:42:13 AM  
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Intrigued.
 
2014-03-30 10:45:41 AM  

WinoRhino: FTFA:  It's not about the beer you guzzle after a day of yardwork in 90-degree heat - a "lawn mower beer," as this month's Food Prowl team named it.

This guy is just learning the term "lawn mower beer?" I'm not sure if I should even continue reading.

FTFA: The first misconception we successfully debunked on our mission: Dark beers are scary.

Okay, I'm done. Everything in this article is to be taken with a grain of salt.


This "guy's" name is Sarah, so maybe she's a little bit of a neophyte compared to you, O Wise One.
 
2014-03-30 10:46:44 AM  
That was a lot of reading this early in the morning.  I'd say Hop God is the best.
 
2014-03-30 11:04:18 AM  
I was in Nebraska a few weeks back and the locals took me to a place called The Loop. They had two beers there that were very good.
 
2014-03-30 11:18:59 AM  

zimbomba63: This "guy's" name is Sarah, so maybe she's a little bit of a neophyte compared to you, O Wise One.


Okay, so it's a woman. It doesn't change the fact that someone who knows nothing about beer shouldn't be writing any sort of article trying to find the "best" beer. Doesn't that strike you as even the slightest bit odd?
 
2014-03-30 11:28:40 AM  
Had a feeling it would be Zipline.  It is good stuff.  Talked to the brewers at a beer fest last fall, they're pretty cool guys.
 
2014-03-30 11:38:04 AM  
I stopped reading at "Dark beers are scary."
So glad I live in Denver.
 
2014-03-30 11:50:27 AM  
I have to visit Nebraska from time to time on bidness, unfortunately... but I always have a few Empyreans while I am there.  Great beers.  The Burning Skye is my fave.
 
2014-03-30 12:47:46 PM  

davebarnes: I stopped reading at "Dark beers are scary."
So glad I live in Denver.


No kidding. Live in Manitou now and I have 2 breweries within 2 miles of the hacienda. One keeps winning awards for their baltic porter. Mmmmmm.
 
2014-03-30 12:50:47 PM  

RottenEggs: Free beer ?


You must be right. The only other kind of beer is beer you pay for.

/free beer is the best beer
 
2014-03-30 01:01:42 PM  

WinoRhino: zimbomba63: This "guy's" name is Sarah, so maybe she's a little bit of a neophyte compared to you, O Wise One.

Okay, so it's a woman. It doesn't change the fact that someone who knows nothing about beer shouldn't be writing any sort of article trying to find the "best" beer. Doesn't that strike you as even the slightest bit odd?


No. Most evaluations of beer/wine/liquor/cigars/art/etc. are so pretentious as to be profoundly sad. Those "reviews" server only to 1. promote the specific product, 2. promote the general product and 3. allow other pretentious people to be judgmental with the power of an "authority" behind them.

A "good" beer is one liked by the person drinking it.

The "best" beer? The one you're drinking now.

"Here's to the beer we had, the beer we have now and the beer we will have; may we all never end."
 
2014-03-30 01:18:52 PM  
Thanks Omaha
 
2014-03-30 01:29:35 PM  

wambu: No. Most evaluations of beer/wine/liquor/cigars/art/etc. are so pretentious as to be profoundly sad. Those "reviews" server only to 1. promote the specific product, 2. promote the general product and 3. allow other pretentious people to be judgmental with the power of an "authority" behind them.


To clarify, I don't like any article that says what the "best" beer is. Or the best anything, for that matter, especially when the entire decision criteria is based on subjective taste of the individual. For example, when RateBeer or BeerAdvocate or any other site comes out with a list of "best breweries" or "best beers" it's to be taken lightly. And if someone who admittedly knows NOTHING about a topic tells me they're going to find the "best" thing in that medium, that is even worse. If you don't even have experience and knowledge as a guide, then all you have is completely random meaningless assessment in a vacuum. Just throw a dart.

I understand she had a "team" with her, but she can'tassess their skills and knowledge without knowing something on her own. If they all said "Pabst is clearly the winner" she would have closed the article with something like "It's no wonder this beer has won the prestigious blue ribbon award." For chrissakes she thought they invented the term "lawn mower beer."

Looking back at my initial post, I think I see the problem with my tone and phrasing. I'm not suggesting that she has no right to weigh in on the discussion. Everyone's opinion is valid. But to go from "I've never had a dark beer before" to "I will tell you which beer is the best in the state" made me roll my eyes-- the same way I would if any "expert" said it.

And so you know I am not taking myself too seriously on the subject, I adore craft beer and read everything I can get my hands on with regards to brewing... and the last beer I had was a cheap Mexican adjunct lager because I actually like Modello Especial.
 
2014-03-30 01:30:40 PM  

wambu: WinoRhino: zimbomba63: This "guy's" name is Sarah, so maybe she's a little bit of a neophyte compared to you, O Wise One.

Okay, so it's a woman. It doesn't change the fact that someone who knows nothing about beer shouldn't be writing any sort of article trying to find the "best" beer. Doesn't that strike you as even the slightest bit odd?

No. Most evaluations of beer/wine/liquor/cigars/art/etc. are so pretentious as to be profoundly sad. Those "reviews" server only to 1. promote the specific product, 2. promote the general product and 3. allow other pretentious people to be judgmental with the power of an "authority" behind them.

A "good" beer is one liked by the person drinking it.

The "best" beer? The one you're drinking now.

"Here's to the beer we had, the beer we have now and the beer we will have; may we all never end."


A lady at a tasting room once told me about wine when I was lamenting my newbieish wine tasting abilities 'Honey, find something that you think tastes good, enjoy it, and don't worry about the other stuff.'
 
2014-03-30 01:46:50 PM  

WinoRhino: I'm not suggesting that she has no right to weigh in on the discussion.


Don't feel bad. She's a "journalist" which means she gets to write about things she does not understand and get paid for it.

I use to write for a computer magazine (reviews, article, monthly column). The pressure to come up with story ideas, write them to deadline and keep the readers and advertisers (the only thing that keeps the editor happy is meeting deadlines) happy is soul-crushingly tremendous. It rarely results in something truly worthwhile.

ladodger34:

A lady at a tasting room once told me about wine when I was lamenting my newbieish wine tasting abilities 'Honey, find something that you think tastes good, enjoy it, and don't worry about the other stuff.'

I like her.
 
2014-03-30 02:06:05 PM  

edmo: I spent a week cruising all over Nebraska last years for vacation. A lot of good beers around, good photography opportunities, many old cars that look restorable, etc.

I'd take that over a week in a US city every time.


Shhhhhhhh......! Stop making sense!
 
2014-03-30 04:06:15 PM  
pretty typical of the Omaha World Herald...city with a really good craft beer scene, have a reporter who doesn't know beer cover it
 
2014-03-30 07:22:23 PM  

Ed the Hammer: pretty typical of the Omaha World Herald...city with a really good craft beer scene, have a reporter who doesn't know beer cover it


she's the food writer and was a vegetarian up until not too long ago. still, she's a decent writer. but, yeah...
 
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