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(The Atlantic)   The sorry state of American beer   (theatlantic.com) divider line 29
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2014-04-21 07:26:17 AM  
13 votes:
I ONLY DRINK FLANNEL BROS. HOPPIN' HOPSCOTCH OLD TIMEY BICYCLE LEANIN' 'GAINST A TREE DUBBEL CREAM TRAPPIST BELGIAN WAFFEL STOUT, SERVED IN AN OLD BOOT.
2014-04-21 08:12:02 AM  
3 votes:

t3knomanser: b0rscht: Which is why I still think the Germans make the best beer in the world.... mostly lagers and oh that wonderful malt....

I'm the sort of person who likes to suck down a fruity Belgian.

Come on, we're not doing "phrasing"?

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Likes the cut of your jib
2014-04-21 07:32:05 AM  
3 votes:
You can tell me what beer you drink but I won't pay attention until you post a picture of it for no reason. I've probably never heard of it anyways.
2014-04-21 07:16:50 AM  
3 votes:

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.
2014-04-21 10:27:06 AM  
2 votes:
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Put on your 'Hops Face'
2014-04-21 09:08:06 AM  
2 votes:
odd, just saw a movie with an actor actually "drinking" one of these -

onmilwaukee.com

was surprised his noggin didn't collapse into it's self like a shrunken head

wpb.org
2014-04-21 08:19:22 AM  
2 votes:
Best.beer.evah

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And if you are watching your weight

www.ghosttraveller.com
2014-04-21 07:34:56 AM  
2 votes:
just because I thought it was funny...

My dad drank at least a 6 pack of Bud every day since he was a teenager. then due to medical reason he wasn't able to drink for about 2 months. so after his first sip when he could drink again, he acts super surprised at the taste and says "beer isn't supposed to taste like that!"

It gave me a chuckle.

/csb
2014-04-21 07:30:12 AM  
2 votes:
Bud Light is only about 9 IBU's and that is not acceptable for my refined pallate.  I only drink Heady Topper which is packed with over 120 IBU's which I am told is very important or something.
2014-04-21 07:27:00 AM  
2 votes:

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.


/smashes bottle on bar

Yous got a problem with IPA pal?
2014-04-21 07:22:26 AM  
2 votes:
9/10 subby. You got a greenlight and started the semi-weekly beer snob thread
2014-04-21 02:04:39 PM  
1 votes:

genepool lifeboat: Brew78: Not that I drink much beer these days. Stupid celiac :-(

Have you tried any of the sorghum-based beers out there?  They're not bad.  I tried one out of curiosity and it had a really smooth taste to it.


I have, and a couple of the imports I've tried aren't that bad, but I'm just not a fan of sorghum.

Either way, I said screw it and went low carb since I'm GF anyway, so im not drinking many alternate beers either right now.

I cheat sometimes though. Oh are those tasty days!
2014-04-21 12:23:52 PM  
1 votes:
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2014-04-21 10:56:35 AM  
1 votes:
brewpublic.com
2014-04-21 10:28:33 AM  
1 votes:
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"I know what you're thinking, snob. You're thinking "did he drink all six beers or only five?" Now to tell you the truth I forgot myself in all this excitement. But being this is Pabst Blue Ribbon, the most popular beer in the world, you've gotta ask yourself a question: "Do I feel thirsty?" Well, do ya, snob? "
2014-04-21 10:15:10 AM  
1 votes:

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.


Hey guys. I've collected almost enough hops for a six pack of our newest, farking, IPA batch!!

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2014-04-21 09:40:47 AM  
1 votes:

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".



Who is this "we" you speak of. Do you have a mouse in your pocket?
2014-04-21 09:36:29 AM  
1 votes:
3.bp.blogspot.com

Consumable after thirty years in a hot VW? That's my kind of beer!
2014-04-21 08:31:57 AM  
1 votes:
Trolliest headline of the year.

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Skr
2014-04-21 08:24:33 AM  
1 votes:
Only the Bud ICE Penguin can save the sagging American Beer Industry.


/doobie doobie doo
2014-04-21 08:00:04 AM  
1 votes:

Valiente: , I don't even recognize gnat's piss like "Bud Light" as being beer.


For years, I didn't think I  liked beer and stuck to drinking liquor, because at least liquor tasted like something other than sadness. Then I discovered the breadth of beer varieties.
2014-04-21 07:57:26 AM  
1 votes:

t3knomanser: 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.

Seriously. The worst part is that they all end up tasting the same- they all taste like hops. While hoppiness is key to the flavor of beer, if it conceals the malt, all you're really doing is making a shiatty beer.


This is true, and while I like a hoppy beer:

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I also like

amsterdambeer.com

which is like the antiChrist of the first one.

While there's been some improvement in America on the craft beer scene, I don't even recognize gnat's piss like "Bud Light" as being beer. It's more like failed sake cut with soda water and boredom.
2014-04-21 07:53:24 AM  
1 votes:

b0rscht: Which is why I still think the Germans make the best beer in the world.... mostly lagers and oh that wonderful malt....


I'm the sort of person who likes to suck down a fruity Belgian.

Come on, we're not doing "phrasing"?

Caffeine Induced Diarrhea: Well most beers taste like hops or malt or a combo of the two. You could say the same about too much of either one


Yes you could, but the point I'm making is that the fashion in craft beer in the US has swung so far out into hop-land that I think a lot of beer drinkers don't even know what malt  tastes like.
2014-04-21 07:43:58 AM  
1 votes:

awfulperson: I ONLY DRINK FLANNEL BROS. HOPPIN' HOPSCOTCH OLD TIMEY BICYCLE LEANIN' 'GAINST A TREE DUBBEL CREAM TRAPPIST BELGIAN WAFFEL STOUT, SERVED IN AN OLD BOOT.


I chuckled. And I would totally drink a 'waffel stout.'

Truth is there has never been a better time to be a beer aficionado in the US. It's to the point where you can't swing a dead cat without hitting a brewpub, at least in some states.

I can handle the beer snobs, they're easy to ignore and/or ridicule behind their goatees. However I do tire of overhopped battery-acid beer. I make beer and I see the tendency of brewpubs/microbrews to overhop beers like IPAs as the equivalent of the US megabrews to underhop their pisswater fizzy pale yellow watery lagers. It's actually harder to make the latter than the former, at least in terms of hitting the style. When you dump ten ounces of hops in your batch your cat could take a dump in the wort and you probably wouldn't be able to tell under all those hops. But making a light later taste right is a real challenge.

The megabrews will get little sympathy from me. They probably spend more in advertising than all microbrews spend on equipment and ingredients. Some will likely die the death of a thousand cuts as more people "drink locally" or at least drink a larger variety. There is a time and a place for a six pack of aluminum cans full of fizzy beer, but 99% of the time I'd rather drink water.
2014-04-21 07:31:58 AM  
1 votes:
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that's why I don't drink Yankee canned peepee
2014-04-21 07:26:39 AM  
1 votes:

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.


You say that like it's a bad thing.

*eyes you*
2014-04-21 07:26:30 AM  
1 votes:

CruJones: I have no trouble finding a good beer, ever.  Just keep your mountain of hops out, thanks.


More for me I guess.
2014-04-21 07:19:52 AM  
1 votes:
Huh, kind of surprised that Miller High Life is taking such a pounding. That's kind of our go-to cheap beer....hell of a lot better than Coors or Bud.

Frickin' Bud Light though...I guess 3 million Midwestern women aged 18-29 can't be wrong.
2014-04-21 07:10:15 AM  
1 votes:
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.
 
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