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(Fox 31 Denver)   One good thing from coronavirus? Brewers are switching from IPAs to lagers   (kdvr.com) divider line
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2020-05-15 7:16:13 AM  
The end to the IPA scourge? This is a bright spot in the sea of despair.

I have nothing against people who enjoy IPAs, but 85% of every beer menu was a bit much.
 
2020-05-15 7:23:44 AM  

EvilEgg: The end to the IPA scourge? This is a bright spot in the sea of despair.

I have nothing against people who enjoy IPAs, but 85% of every beer menu was a bit much.


Yes! Thank the beer gods. I like lagers and pilsners. On the menu there's usually 25-30 IPAs, maybe one lager and a couple of stouts. I mean, if you like IPAs, then probably 5 or so would be a good selection. But man, some places go overboard.
 
2020-05-15 7:26:16 AM  
IPA is what brewers do when they fark up a batch.

Alan: 'Holy fark Jim that batch is awful"
Jim: "yeah, I know, what are we going to do?"
Alan: "We'll add a shiat ton of hops and call it an IPA"
 
2020-05-15 7:46:53 AM  
i don't think i can name a lager that i've had that registered above 'meh'
 
2020-05-15 8:17:51 AM  

EvilEgg: The end to the IPA scourge? This is a bright spot in the sea of despair.

I have nothing against people who enjoy IPAs, but 85% of every beer menu was a bit much.


Restaurant I used to frequent bwas awful about that. They went 3 months last year with straight IPAs on tap. I would end up getting a bottle of Budweiser.
 
2020-05-15 8:31:03 AM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: i don't think i can name a lager that i've had that registered above 'meh'


Good ones are hard to find in the United States and the imported ones are usually stale. I think this is good news. Gordon Biersch is relatively good and mass market. May not be innovative like a lot of craft beer is but it tastes like its supposed to.
 
2020-05-15 8:36:36 AM  

Combustion: EvilEgg: The end to the IPA scourge? This is a bright spot in the sea of despair.

I have nothing against people who enjoy IPAs, but 85% of every beer menu was a bit much.

Yes! Thank the beer gods. I like lagers and pilsners. On the menu there's usually 25-30 IPAs, maybe one lager and a couple of stouts. I mean, if you like IPAs, then probably 5 or so would be a good selection. But man, some places go overboard.


Also likes pilsners
All the Pilsners of the Nine-Nine - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Mashup)
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2020-05-15 8:53:29 AM  
Not a fan of lagers. Give me ale, any ale.
 
2020-05-15 9:04:48 AM  
Switching, just like that? Lagering isn't easy.
 
2020-05-15 9:08:39 AM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: i don't think i can name a lager that i've had that registered above 'meh'


I've had some India pale lagers (IPLs) that were good.

https://www.beveragedaily.com/Article​/​2019/02/19/India-Pale-Lagers-carve-out​-a-niche-in-craft-beer
India Pale Lagers carve out a niche in craft beer
"Lagers deserve flavor, too"
 
2020-05-15 9:11:20 AM  
Thank FSM. I hate skunk, hoppy beers.
 
2020-05-15 9:25:47 AM  
My son's brewery had 1 straight-up IPA and a couple of Black IPA's on their menu of 8 beers. The black IPA's are smoothed out by the roasted malts so you get none of the hoppy-ness of a straight-up IPA. Their most popular beer was(1) a raspberry wheat, then one of the Black IPA's, then 2 stouts, then the IPA, then a cream ale. In our city at least, IPA's are losing their popularity as "the beer" that introduces people to craft beers.


1. "Was" because of having to resort to only selling growlers and carry-out menu items. They opened in November, started doing really well, then this virus hit.
 
2020-05-15 9:55:14 AM  
FTA "At Call to Arms brewing on Tennyson Street in northwest Denver, that means a focus on lagers, which are cheaper to produce and hold a longer shelf life."

I thought the whole reason IPA was a thing was the extra hops (over what's in a PA) was to help preserve the beer when shipping to India?
 
2020-05-15 9:57:24 AM  
IPAs are about 20th on my list of favorite beers. 19 spots after "free."
 
2020-05-15 10:07:20 AM  
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2020-05-15 11:01:05 AM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: i don't think i can name a lager that i've had that registered above 'meh'


Without spending any thinking time, Buenaveza, Anchor Steam, Scrimshaw
 
2020-05-15 11:09:50 AM  
Oh no!  The coronavirus has already meant a shortage of Hyrdrogen Peroxide. With fewer IPAs available, what will people use when they want/need to gargle with an astringent?
 
2020-05-15 11:17:41 AM  
Aldis often sell German lagers that I like, and for about a buck a bottle. Recommended.

Michigan has shut down bottle and can returns, so my garage is filling up with empties. Kind of annoying, but I get the reasoning behind it.
 
2020-05-15 11:27:52 AM  

petec: FTA "At Call to Arms brewing on Tennyson Street in northwest Denver, that means a focus on lagers, which are cheaper to produce and hold a longer shelf life."

I thought the whole reason IPA was a thing was the extra hops (over what's in a PA) was to help preserve the beer when shipping to India?


Before pasteurization of beer mass market beer it was, they are just talking about the hop flavors (and craft beer isn't usually pasteurized). They fade quicker, and they can start to taste off, but it's not like the beer exactly goes bad for a while, double or triple IPAs have enough alcohol to keep for a long while if you store it at a reasonable temp. A pasteurized lager stored cold in a can will still taste good in 6 months easy, but you don't want to do that with these unfiltered hoppy craft IPAs. Then you have aged sours and stouts that will keep for years. I've had ten year old beers that taste great.
 
2020-05-15 11:37:55 AM  

J.R. 'Bob' Chinaski: Dead for Tax Reasons: i don't think i can name a lager that i've had that registered above 'meh'

Without spending any thinking time, Buenaveza, Anchor Steam, Scrimshaw


saw buenaveza at costco in a multipack the other day and specifically avoided it because of the salt & lime flavoring and it was paired with the tangerine ipa that i have had before and almost dumped because i disliked it so much

anchor steam is meh

never had scrimshaw.  don't see much northcoast stuff around here other than old rasputin, which is one of my favorites
 
2020-05-15 11:48:59 AM  
OH no, now I'll only have 50 choices of IPA instead of 100 choices when I go to a brewery.
 
2020-05-15 12:22:42 PM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: J.R. 'Bob' Chinaski: Dead for Tax Reasons: i don't think i can name a lager that i've had that registered above 'meh'

Without spending any thinking time, Buenaveza, Anchor Steam, Scrimshaw

saw buenaveza at costco in a multipack the other day and specifically avoided it because of the salt & lime flavoring and it was paired with the tangerine ipa that i have had before and almost dumped because i disliked it so much

anchor steam is meh

never had scrimshaw.  don't see much northcoast stuff around here other than old rasputin, which is one of my favorites


You sir, are a man of culture.
 
2020-05-15 1:04:00 PM  
I expected this far sooner...

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2020-05-15 1:17:49 PM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: J.R. 'Bob' Chinaski: Dead for Tax Reasons: i don't think i can name a lager that i've had that registered above 'meh'

Without spending any thinking time, Buenaveza, Anchor Steam, Scrimshaw

saw buenaveza at costco in a multipack the other day and specifically avoided it because of the salt & lime flavoring and it was paired with the tangerine ipa that i have had before and almost dumped because i disliked it so much


Stone is very good at re-doing their same really meh standard IPA formula over and over.

But the buenaveza tastes like what you'd wish your beer would taste like after you add twang and a lime slice.
 
2020-05-15 3:43:57 PM  
As a home brewer, I say without a doubt, it's those breweries who don't filter their IPA's have pretty much ruined the market when it comes to that beer type.

Filter the damn thing and make the taste come out, don't go overboard and try to out-dank the next guy.  It's getting tiresome.
 
2020-05-15 5:28:42 PM  

EvilEgg: The end to the IPA scourge? This is a bright spot in the sea of despair.

I have nothing against people who enjoy IPAs, but 85% of every beer menu was a bit much.


There's a brewpub in Corvallis that generally has 7-8 IPAs out of ten beers.  Only their stout has ever won any competitions.

PSA:  heavily hopped lagers are as bad as the dark IPAs of yesteryear.  In the latter, the roasty flavors clashed with the pineapple/citrus hopping.  In the former, there is rarely enough malt to support IPA-level hoppiness.
 
2020-05-15 5:50:56 PM  
I like an IPA but yeah, talk about overplayed.
 
2020-05-15 5:58:44 PM  

justanotherfarkinfarker: petec: FTA "At Call to Arms brewing on Tennyson Street in northwest Denver, that means a focus on lagers, which are cheaper to produce and hold a longer shelf life."

I thought the whole reason IPA was a thing was the extra hops (over what's in a PA) was to help preserve the beer when shipping to India?

Before pasteurization of beer mass market beer it was, they are just talking about the hop flavors (and craft beer isn't usually pasteurized). They fade quicker, and they can start to taste off, but it's not like the beer exactly goes bad for a while, double or triple IPAs have enough alcohol to keep for a long while if you store it at a reasonable temp. A pasteurized lager stored cold in a can will still taste good in 6 months easy, but you don't want to do that with these unfiltered hoppy craft IPAs. Then you have aged sours and stouts that will keep for years. I've had ten year old beers that taste great.


Thanks for 'splaining. I figured they weren't keeping the IPA cold when shipping to India, didn't think about pasturization.

I'm an ale guy typically, but the Stella Artois midnight lager I got for the Mrs is pretty good. Nice roasty malt flavor.
 
2020-05-15 8:28:40 PM  

Combustion: EvilEgg: The end to the IPA scourge? This is a bright spot in the sea of despair.

I have nothing against people who enjoy IPAs, but 85% of every beer menu was a bit much.

Yes! Thank the beer gods. I like lagers and pilsners. On the menu there's usually 25-30 IPAs, maybe one lager and a couple of stouts. I mean, if you like IPAs, then probably 5 or so would be a good selection. But man, some places go overboard.


I enjoy an IPA, and you are both 100%right.
 
2020-05-15 10:08:06 PM  

Mollari: IPA is what brewers do when they fark up a batch.

Alan: 'Holy fark Jim that batch is awful"
Jim: "yeah, I know, what are we going to do?"
Alan: "We'll add a shiat ton of hops and call it an IPA"


It's a bit more complicated than that, from what I understand IPA's became so prevalent because it's what most hobby home brewers went with decades ago as all the hops made it so forgiving to amateurs.  Fast forward a decade or so and you've got craft breweries that came out of that movement, they stuck with them because they were so popular.
 
2020-05-15 10:19:58 PM  
Deschutes FTW.
 
2020-05-16 12:46:31 AM  

sotua: Deschutes FTW.


CSB:  for a number of years, the  brewmaster at Deschutes was a college classmate.  Their Black Butte Porter is one of my favorites.
 
2020-05-16 10:58:59 AM  
Why not both?

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/Jack's Abby is the best thing to happen to New England since the glaciers receded
 
2020-05-16 2:21:18 PM  

Gough: sotua: Deschutes FTW.

CSB:  for a number of years, the  brewmaster at Deschutes was a college classmate.  Their Black Butte Porter is one of my favorites.


I love that one. I usually keep a rotation of the lager, mirror pond ale, and black butter porter.
 
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