H31N0US: Oh this thread. Fortunately, there's a Standard Operating Procedure. Quick, everybody post gifs of their favorite beer, and remind our troll subby that there are lots of good beers in the US.
Robo Beat: I like a good IPA as much as anyone, but there gets to be a point where the stuff is so potently hopped you kind of wonder what it is that the brewer is trying to hide from you.Anyway, all styles have their time and place. Miller High Life might not be the kind of beer you order at a gastropub, but damned if an ice chest full of them isn't a beautiful sight on a hot summer day.
Jim_Callahan: kinda makes me doubt that this guy has the perspective required to be allowed to have an opinion on anything.
RumsfeldsReplacement: Horseshiat. I know there are two distinct problems:1. Bros buying Bud Light2. HOPS HOPS HOPS OMG BEST IPA EVER (and I really like IPA, but let's focus on how it tastes first before adding "hopsmageddon")Neither of those issues have anything to do with my enjoyment of beer, and the reality is that if I were to put together a list of my 25 favorite beers, probably 20 of them would be American.The best beer in the world comes from America. Just because the worst beer in the world ALSO comes from America, and lots of Americans inexplicably PAY to drink that shiat, doesn't mean that American beer is in a "sorry" state.In sum, fark off.
Caffeine Induced Diarrhea: CruJones: I have no trouble finding a good beer, ever. Just keep your mountain of hops out, thanks.I was told it puts hair on your balls. My, how grandma had a way with words.
WTF Indeed: That's a lot of concern trolling over beer. However the real problem with American CRAFT beer is that everyone wants to make an IPA.
bongon247: ooh beer snob thread? I'm in.No problem finding this on the east coast ever...[beerchamber.com image 850x1133]Made right there in Cooperstown, NY.
Mr. Right: By case volume, the mega breweries had a combined, average growth of 0.8%. Imports had combined growth of 6%. Craft breweries had growth of 19.4% What is so sorry about that, subby?
sephjnr: Caffeine Induced Diarrhea: [cdn.theatlantic.com image 570x291]Wow. I would have pissed in the bottles for a lot less.I enjoyed Michelob Ultra when I drank it on a cruise last year. In the UK I can't find it *anywhere*, not even on import.
Cheesehead_Dave: [scontent-a-ord.xx.fbcdn.net image 640x640]Hoppy Easter!
Maul555: Robo Beat: I like a good IPA as much as anyone, but there gets to be a point where the stuff is so potently hopped you kind of wonder what it is that the brewer is trying to hide from you.Anyway, all styles have their time and place. Miller High Life might not be the kind of beer you order at a gastropub, but damned if an ice chest full of them isn't a beautiful sight on a hot summer day.Maybe its just me, but on a hot summers day I just sweat and sweat, and I cant even look at a beer or soda... Give me water, gatorade, and more water... Once I recover I can start entertaining thoughts of beer...
Caffeine Induced Diarrhea: HaywoodJablonski: 9/10 subby. You got a greenlight and started the semi-weekly beer snob threadI like how snob has come to mean anyone with a preference or anyone who chooses something besides bland macro brews
voodoohotdog: CruJones: I have no trouble finding a good beer, ever. Just keep your mountain of hops out, thanks.I couldn't agree more. 65% of my sales (in a very small venue) are craft beers. I've asked my reps, why this (the over hopping) is going on. First you get the official answer; "It makes a distinctive product that discerning drinkers can easily differentiate from the others."But for them what i think it's about is the fact that IPA's ship and store better. Something about the hops. On the consumer side it's like the hot sauce crowd. "Look what I can tolerate!" It becomes a status symbol to be able to drink an ale that literally tastes like a grapefruit it is so hoppy.
Erix: So many people complain about IPAs being popular. It's not like brewers have stopped making other options though. Don't like hops? Great! There are more options available now than ever. Hoppy stuff is just high profile now.
hubiestubert: It's a phase, and it's easily avoidable.
Frank N Stein: Yeah, but in the craft beer market it seems like IPAs and other overly-hopped beers make up about 50% of what's on the shelves. Not really complaining, but I don't see how IPAs should be anything but a small party of the craft beer market (if people where honest with themselves, at least)
hubiestubert: It's bad if you are counting on growth for domestics, but the industry is doing just fine.
Marcintosh: odd, just saw a movie with an actor actually "drinking" one of these -[onmilwaukee.com image 400x300]was surprised his noggin didn't collapse into it's self like a shrunken head[wpb.org image 848x477]
FunkyBlue: WTF Indeed: That's a lot of concern trolling over beer. However the real problem with American CRAFT beer is that everyone wants to make an IPA.Becuase the American beer palette was basically trained for bitter, hoppy beers. We've been trained for years through commericals that Budweiser is real beer and how it's supposed to taste. So, we drink enough of it and it's what we've become accustomed to. it's also easier and cheaper to make a hop-filled lager than a decent beer, so that's what a lot of craft brewers seem to make for this market. Even their stouts are hoppy, bitter messes. All I know is that I'm sick of walking into a bar that advertises craft beers on tap and all they have are beers called "HopBomb", "HopSlam", or "HopPocalypse".
deanis: Trolliest headline of the year.[encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com image 284x177]
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