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(Washington City Paper)   How long would it take to try 25,000 different beers? Couple takes 35 years to sample each on a case by case basis   (washingtoncitypaper.com) divider line 42
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2014-07-04 09:29:27 AM  
Hmmm, 6 beers per night (not interfering with work, not too many to get on much of a drunk) is 2190 beers per year, which could be done in about 11 and a half years. These people are amateurs.
 
2014-07-04 10:20:41 AM  
Sounds to me like they're just living the dream.  Living the dream, man.
 
2014-07-04 10:21:38 AM  
And about 24,000 of those were utter garbage - like most of the neckbearded hipster micro brew crap out there.
 
2014-07-04 10:23:27 AM  

FourDirections: Hmmm, 6 beers per night (not interfering with work, not too many to get on much of a drunk) is 2190 beers per year, which could be done in about 11 and a half years. These people are amateurs.


I drink around 18 beers a day and I still get my work done fine
 
2014-07-04 10:24:35 AM  

lilplatinum: And about 24,000 of those were utter garbage - like most of the neckbearded hipster micro brew crap out there.


You say that like even drinking a thousand great craft beers across your lifetime is not a win.
 
2014-07-04 10:32:15 AM  
A carton a day for about three years.
 
2014-07-04 10:33:51 AM  

ransack.: FourDirections: Hmmm, 6 beers per night (not interfering with work, not too many to get on much of a drunk) is 2190 beers per year, which could be done in about 11 and a half years. These people are amateurs.

I drink around 18 beers a day and I still get my work done fine


Yeah, it's the best thing in working from home.
 
2014-07-04 10:34:23 AM  
Is 9:30 a.m. to early to crack the first of many?
 
2014-07-04 10:45:39 AM  

i_dig_chicks: Is 9:30 a.m. to early to crack the first of many?


No.. just more like a late start.
 
2014-07-04 10:56:17 AM  
Mix them all together, take a sip, done, next challenge.
 
2014-07-04 10:58:07 AM  
Bob: "One wintry night after eating Indian...Ellie whispered into my ear, her breath rich with faraway spices, that she desired to drink beer and make love. She wanted to try shinshi shinshi beer. Now, I'd been begging her to try sinshi shinshi beer for months. She'd refused on the grounds that it was unclean. Finally, after the beer, she was willing to accept her lover's body in places no one had ever trespassed. Specifically, the ear canal."
 
2014-07-04 11:04:16 AM  

evilsearat: lilplatinum: And about 24,000 of those were utter garbage - like most of the neckbearded hipster micro brew crap out there.

You say that like even drinking a thousand great craft beers across your lifetime is not a win.


Only about 6 of them would be great.  Most of that shiat is just some competition to see who can overhop a beer more, or some crap with adjectives like "chocolate" or "stout" or *insert fruit here* in front of them.
 
2014-07-04 11:14:47 AM  
What, Hero tag not worthy?
 
2014-07-04 11:15:33 AM  
Would they consider adopting me?
 
2014-07-04 11:28:23 AM  
Heineken or nothing

The rest are bilious slop
 
2014-07-04 11:29:46 AM  

lilplatinum: And about 24,000 of those were utter garbage - like most of the neckbearded hipster micro brew crap out there.


how's that bud light working out for ya?
 
2014-07-04 11:43:05 AM  

justneal: lilplatinum: And about 24,000 of those were utter garbage - like most of the neckbearded hipster micro brew crap out there.

how's that bud light working out for ya?


lights gross, normal bud is perfectly acceptable for cheap hot day drinking though I prefer high life.

/normally get 6 point sweet action, one of the few craft beers in this hipster city that isn't filled with all kinds of flavors that shouldn't be in farking beers or not hopped to the gills.
 
2014-07-04 11:43:16 AM  
By the time they tested most of them it wasn't even the same product, so they would need to continually start the cycle over again.
 
2014-07-04 11:48:47 AM  
I'd hit that after 25,000 beers
 
2014-07-04 11:51:13 AM  
They all taste the same to me. Blech.
 
2014-07-04 11:53:17 AM  

whatdoyouexpect: By the time they tested most of them it wasn't even the same product, so they would need to continually start the cycle over again.


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/happy, drunk white people problems
 
2014-07-04 12:02:11 PM  

lilplatinum: And about 24,000 of those were utter garbage - like most of the neckbearded hipster micro brew crap out there.


Do you find that ordering a beer in a specialist bar most often goes something like:

Barman [after suffering your rant regarding hops]: So, sir, it'll be a pilsner for you? What for the lady? Oh, she's not with you. I see. One pilsner it is.
 
2014-07-04 12:05:07 PM  

uttertosh: Do you find that ordering a beer in a specialist bar most often goes something like:

Barman [after suffering your rant regarding hops]: So, sir, it'll be a pilsner for you? What for the lady? Oh, she's not with you. I see. One pilsner it is.


Yes, people who drink Pilsner can't get dates, only the neckbeards that like triple cherry christmas stout really pull ass.  Its why everyone in Germany I ever met is single, really becoming a problem - they need to get some hops into that country so that some kids can get made quickly..
 
2014-07-04 12:06:57 PM  
But if all they have is hoppy, fruity or stout, I'll say fark it an order a negroni instead.
 
2014-07-04 12:06:59 PM  

lilplatinum: uttertosh: Do you find that ordering a beer in a specialist bar most often goes something like:

Barman [after suffering your rant regarding hops]: So, sir, it'll be a pilsner for you? What for the lady? Oh, she's not with you. I see. One pilsner it is.

Yes, people who drink Pilsner can't get dates, only the neckbeards that like triple cherry christmas stout really pull ass.  Its why everyone in Germany I ever met is single, really becoming a problem - they need to get some hops into that country so that some kids can get made quickly..


Poland has plenty of hops. Their Germans. They'll know what to do.
 
2014-07-04 12:08:54 PM  

Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: Poland has plenty of hops. Their Germans. They'll know what to do.


Yeah but by now Poland has already stolen all of the cars necessary to bring them back.

/Heute gestohlen, morgen in Polen
 
2014-07-04 12:13:45 PM  

lilplatinum: Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: Poland has plenty of hops. Their Germans. They'll know what to do.

Yeah but by now Poland has already stolen all of the cars necessary to bring them back.

/Heute gestohlen, morgen in Polen


heh...brings new meaning to the phrase..."plucky little Poland"
 
2014-07-04 12:14:52 PM  

lilplatinum: But if all they have is hoppy, fruity or stout, I'll say fark it an order a negroni instead.


You like what you like. But on the whole I'd say most craft beers are done pretty well these days. Bad ones are usually the exception.
 
2014-07-04 12:21:35 PM  

lilplatinum: uttertosh: Do you find that ordering a beer in a specialist bar most often goes something like:

Barman [after suffering your rant regarding hops]: So, sir, it'll be a pilsner for you? What for the lady? Oh, she's not with you. I see. One pilsner it is.

Yes, people who drink Pilsner can't get dates, only the neckbeards that like triple cherry christmas stout really pull ass.  Its why everyone in Germany I ever met is single, really becoming a problem - they need to get some hops into that country so that some kids can get made quickly..


ja, ja, ja....

Why not try: "yo, man, all these overhopped beers don't do much for me, a nice, clean pilsner is where it's at for this cat, daddyo" instead of talking smack about people who like things that you don't like.

Also: nowhere did it mention that they drank 24000 overhopped 'hipsterneck-beards'. FFS, they toured europe TWICE to experience beers.

Next you'll be calling 'hipsterneck-beard' at breweries that have made beer the same way since befor the united states were united, or even states.

Seriously, man, you ought to buy some sort of device to unbunch those panties before your nads turn blue and drop off.
 
2014-07-04 12:36:52 PM  

uttertosh: Seriously, man, you ought to buy some sort of device to unbunch those panties before your nads turn blue and drop off.


The best part was when he complained about hipsters, and then said how if all a place had was hipster beer, he'd order an obscure cocktail instead.

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2014-07-04 12:48:20 PM  

Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: lilplatinum: uttertosh: Do you find that ordering a beer in a specialist bar most often goes something like:

Barman [after suffering your rant regarding hops]: So, sir, it'll be a pilsner for you? What for the lady? Oh, she's not with you. I see. One pilsner it is.

Yes, people who drink Pilsner can't get dates, only the neckbeards that like triple cherry christmas stout really pull ass.  Its why everyone in Germany I ever met is single, really becoming a problem - they need to get some hops into that country so that some kids can get made quickly..

Poland has plenty of hops. Their Germans. They'll know what to do.


The Polish aren't Germans unless you've traveled ~75 years into the past
 
2014-07-04 12:56:18 PM  

uttertosh: ja, ja, ja....

Why not try: "yo, man, all these overhopped beers don't do much for me, a nice, clean pilsner is where it's at for this cat, daddyo" instead of talking smack about people who like things that you don't like.


Because beer snobs never cease to look down upon those who have the nerve to drink things they think are incorrect beer.   And it's fark.

uttertosh: Also: nowhere did it mention that they drank 24000 overhopped 'hipsterneck-beards'. FFS, they toured europe TWICE to experience beers.


Come on, the vast majority of those are not going to be some 800 year old bavarian brewery, as they are pretty limited in their offerings.  Plenty of that shiat was craft beer here.

uttertosh: Seriously, man, you ought to buy some sort of device to unbunch those panties before your nads turn blue and drop off.


Hey, your are the one raging because someone on the internet was mocking pudgy hipster craft beer folk.
 
2014-07-04 12:57:54 PM  

WinoRhino: lilplatinum: But if all they have is hoppy, fruity or stout, I'll say fark it an order a negroni instead.

You like what you like. But on the whole I'd say most craft beers are done pretty well these days. Bad ones are usually the exception.


Good and bad is all a relative term.  IMO the problem with most craft brews today is they are trying to out-extreme each other just because.  Most of the old classic breweries have been around for centuries because they produce clean tasting and more widely appealing beer (and I'm not referring to US adjunct lagers, more like the Bavarian breweries, Czech Budweiser, etc.).
 
2014-07-04 01:24:53 PM  

lilplatinum: Because beer snobs never cease to look down upon those who have the nerve to drink things they think are incorrect beer. And it's fark.


you came in and threadshyted regarding a couple celebrating 35 years dringing beer because of your hatred towards super hopped beers, and 'hipsters' who like them

lilplatinum: Come on, the vast majority of those are not going to be some 800 year old bavarian brewery, as they are pretty limited in their offerings. Plenty of that shiat was craft beer here.


dude, you came in and threadshyted regarding a couple celebrating 35 years dringing beer because of your hatred towards super hopped beers, and 'hipsters' who like them

lilplatinum: Hey, your are the one raging because someone on the internet was mocking pudgy hipster craft beer folk.


No.  dude, you came in and threadshyted regarding a couple celebrating 35 years dringing beer because of your hatred towards super hopped beers, and 'hipsters' who like them

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Hippest of all hipsters, ja?

FFS, man... people enjoy non-pilsner like beers for what they are. Have done since before pilsner was discovered. The burgeoning 'hipster' market that you're so pissed off about? Guess why it's burgeoning? Go on.

Just because you don't enjoy something does not mean others don't. Grow the fark up man. Get over it.

/absolutely adores a good pilsner.
 
2014-07-04 01:28:03 PM  

uttertosh: lilplatinum: Because beer snobs never cease to look down upon those who have the nerve to drink things they think are incorrect beer. And it's fark.

you came in and threadshyted regarding a couple celebrating 35 years dringing beer because of your hatred towards super hopped beers, and 'hipsters' who like them

lilplatinum: Come on, the vast majority of those are not going to be some 800 year old bavarian brewery, as they are pretty limited in their offerings. Plenty of that shiat was craft beer here.

dude, you came in and threadshyted regarding a couple celebrating 35 years dringing beer because of your hatred towards super hopped beers, and 'hipsters' who like them

lilplatinum: Hey, your are the one raging because someone on the internet was mocking pudgy hipster craft beer folk.

No.  dude, you came in and threadshyted regarding a couple celebrating 35 years dringing beer because of your hatred towards super hopped beers, and 'hipsters' who like them

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Hippest of all hipsters, ja?

FFS, man... people enjoy non-pilsner like beers for what they are. Have done since before pilsner was discovered. The burgeoning 'hipster' market that you're so pissed off about? Guess why it's burgeoning? Go on.

Just because you don't enjoy something does not mean others don't. Grow the fark up man. Get over it.

/absolutely adores a good pilsner.


Speaking of needing to unbunch panties..

/hope you are this ernest in defense of peoples taste in every thread where people shiat on those who drink natty light.
 
2014-07-04 01:47:21 PM  

lilplatinum: Good and bad is all a relative term.  IMO the problem with most craft brews today is they are trying to out-extreme each other just because.  Most of the old classic breweries have been around for centuries because they produce clean tasting and more widely appealing beer (and I'm not referring to US adjunct lagers, more like the Bavarian breweries, Czech Budweiser, etc.).


Personally, I love pilsners so we have that in common. We'd even agree on the idea that some beers are over-hopped poorly, and completely out of style. For example, Dales Pale Ale. It has an IBU of 60. BJCP guidelines for an APA is up to 40ish IBU. Dale's Pale Ale should be called an IPA. Am I saying that BJCP guidelines should be hard-and-fast? No, not exactly. What I am saying is that classifications of styles exist for a reason. If I order a Pale Ale I'm expecting "X". If I get "Y" instead, that gets to be frustrating. Brewers can push the envelope and blur the lines a bit, but within reason. A 50% increase in IBU is not within reason to my mind. And there are some DIPAs that I quite enjoy.

To address your comment about Budvar, specifically, Germany and Bohemia didn't really have the types of hops available to them that lent themselves to the American style IPA.  Intensely fruity, floral, with relatively high alphas. And to a large part, water chemistry played a role in what styles of beers worked best in those regions since they were brewing before they knew about such things, or even yeast for that matter!

What I disagree with you about is the idea that MOST craft brewers are trying to out-extreme each other. That is provably incorrect. I'd say the vast majority are making pretty solid offerings. What sucks is there are a lot of consumers who want IBUs as high as possible forsaking everything else. And to me, while they can drink what they like, I think they are poor judges of quality beers. But that market segment exists, so some breweries offer silly over-hopped and poorly structured beers to meet that demand. Though I've found it is the exception and not the rule, especially lately, as more well-structured DIPAs have entered the market.
 
2014-07-04 01:58:02 PM  

lilplatinum: Speaking of needing to unbunch panties..

/hope you are this ernest in defense of peoples taste in every thread where people shiat on those who drink natty light.


Really?

Okay.

lilplatinum: And about 24,000 of those were utter garbage - like most of the neckbearded hipster micro brew crap out there.


and you say your panties are just fine? Just check them when you got a mo, cos I'm certain that coming into a thread of beer celebration to say that might mean you have some issues here...

Look, I'm a defender of 'whatever's to your taste is just peachy with me'. I'm all for tasting new everythings! to the point that I've eaten/drank some of the most disgusting things I could have had nightmares about. I think anyone who actually likes surströmming is effing wierd, but I won't call them hipsternecks in a thread about a couples 35 year mission to eat all the surströmmmings! I might question their current gout status, but not outright threadshyte about how 90% of everything they tried wasn't to my taste, so hipsterneck-beer.

you puzzle me in your initial post, you ire me with your followups. Now? I'm off to see my mate play an open-air stage in Malmö, chilled six-pack of carlsberg höf in hand.
 
2014-07-04 02:06:27 PM  

uttertosh: and you say your panties are just fine?


Yes, I was teasing beer snobs.   You admitted to actually feel ire.  Take beer less seriously, its just a substance thats easy to drink and get you drunk when you aren't in the mood for delicious cocktails.

I'm all for tasting new everythings! to the point that I've eaten/drank some of the most disgusting things I could have had nightmares about.

From personal advice, I would recommend avoiding Balut..

WinoRhino: What I disagree with you about is the idea that MOST craft brewers are trying to out-extreme each other. That is provably incorrect. I'd say the vast majority are making pretty solid offerings. What sucks is there are a lot of consumers who want IBUs as high as possible forsaking everything else. And to me, while they can drink what they like, I think they are poor judges of quality beers. But that market segment exists, so some breweries offer silly over-hopped and poorly structured beers to meet that demand. Though I've found it is the exception and not the rule, especially lately, as more well-structured DIPAs have entered the marke


I'm probably bitter because living in Brooklyn around beer hipsters tends to expose you to a lot of what I was complaining about.  There are actually plenty of solid craft offerings, I have a keg of sweet action for the festivities today (although I would disagree with the idea that most of them are solid, there are a shiat ton of craft brewers out there and like any kind of industry I wouldn't claim that MOST of the products available are particularly good, but you are right that I shouldn't have used MOST anyways).
 
2014-07-04 02:42:54 PM  

lilplatinum: uttertosh: and you say your panties are just fine?

Yes, I was teasing beer snobs.   You admitted to actually feel ire.  Take beer less seriously, its just a substance thats easy to drink and get you drunk when you aren't in the mood for delicious cocktails.

I'm all for tasting new everythings! to the point that I've eaten/drank some of the most disgusting things I could have had nightmares about.

From personal advice, I would recommend avoiding Balut..

WinoRhino: What I disagree with you about is the idea that MOST craft brewers are trying to out-extreme each other. That is provably incorrect. I'd say the vast majority are making pretty solid offerings. What sucks is there are a lot of consumers who want IBUs as high as possible forsaking everything else. And to me, while they can drink what they like, I think they are poor judges of quality beers. But that market segment exists, so some breweries offer silly over-hopped and poorly structured beers to meet that demand. Though I've found it is the exception and not the rule, especially lately, as more well-structured DIPAs have entered the marke

I'm probably bitter because living in Brooklyn around beer hipsters tends to expose you to a lot of what I was complaining about.  There are actually plenty of solid craft offerings, I have a keg of sweet action for the festivities today (although I would disagree with the idea that most of them are solid, there are a shiat ton of craft brewers out there and like any kind of industry I wouldn't claim that MOST of the products available are particularly good, but you are right that I shouldn't have used MOST anyways).


You're the biggest beer snob In this thread. Get over yourself and drink what you like.

Stouts have been brewed for literally hundreds of years.
 
2014-07-04 02:50:06 PM  
farking alcoholics
 
2014-07-04 06:13:42 PM  

cretinbob: farking alcoholics


Sorry, yes, what?
 
2014-07-04 07:07:04 PM  

lilplatinum: I would recommend avoiding Balut..


B. bu...but I like balut...

(seriously, if you think you can out gross me on food items, I'd like you to meet my Icelandic cousins)

lilplatinum: I'm probably bitter because living in Brooklyn around beer hipsters tends to expose you to a lot of what I was complaining about. There are actually plenty of solid craft offerings, I have a keg of sweet action for the festivities today (although I would disagree with the idea that most of them are solid, there are a shiat ton of craft brewers out there and like any kind of industry I wouldn't claim that MOST of the products available are particularly good, but you are right that I shouldn't have used MOST anyways).


aaaaaannnnnddddd, we're done here.

You, sir, are the epitome of 'anti'-hipsterism. The art of making other people feel bad about their choices because they don't like what you do. (or that they like what you don't, as a more accurate comparison.)

If there had been anyone here in this thread dispousing the virtues of pilsner, then I'd understand your vitrol, but as it stands, you've come into a thread about the celebration of 25 years of a MARRIED couple ENJOYING beer as their passtime, and shyted all over their achievement with your distaste of hoppity hops.

Yeeaasss.. The guy who loves all versions of beer for what they are, is the person who is being *insert whatever you think I'm being here*

Ja, yu dun tol me.

But, really, you called me a neck bearded hipster in your Boobies. (I brew, and i like hoppy as fark brews)

I like hoppy beers. Your love of flavourless-in-comparison-beers does not negate the validity of my likes. Or do you think otherwise?

Hey, man, it's you who came in here bemoaning 'hipsterneck-beers' in answer to nobodies question regarding the cool as fark couple who have drank more than you ever will, muppet. Deal.
 
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