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2022-05-28 1:50:51 PM  
They're not the first generation to rediscover/reinvent something that's been around (Zima, Smirnoff Ice, and Wine Coolers) and think they're new and cool.

Hell, they've decided Crocs are stylish again.

/parent of 2 GenZ teens
 
2022-05-28 2:01:07 PM  
Finds thread from 10 years ago.

[CtrlC] [CtrlV] millennial gen z
 
2022-05-28 2:07:51 PM  
"Consumers are already using the non-alcoholic Simply brand as part of their mixology regiment," Wideman said. "So, bringing that into the ready-to-drink space was a no-brainer."

God, this douchebro is pure Madison Ave.
 
2022-05-28 3:12:24 PM  
I have tried 3 brands, because for some reason Grocery Outlet in Crescent City has crazy cheap prices every week on a few alcoholic things (also Mexican lagers and HPAs).

One brand from Texas was really good. The grapefruit flavor tasted like Squirt.

One brand was meh. The other was bad.
 
2022-05-28 3:24:25 PM  

Izunbacol: They're not the first generation to rediscover/reinvent something that's been around (Zima, Smirnoff Ice, and Wine Coolers) and think they're new and cool.

Hell, they've decided Crocs are stylish again.

/parent of 2 GenZ teens


you know it!

Bruce Willis Seagrams Commercial (Singing on Porch)
Youtube F1daIIDQsXI
 
2022-05-28 3:37:11 PM  
Sorry people want to enjoy their drink, grandpa.
 
2022-05-28 3:42:30 PM  
It's either that or one of 500 varieties of IPA.
 
2022-05-28 3:59:06 PM  
I'll continue drinking rotten grape juice, and sometimes rotten apple juice.
 
2022-05-28 4:08:12 PM  
Me contemplating my "mixology requirements"

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2022-05-28 4:10:41 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: "Consumers are already using the non-alcoholic Simply brand as part of their mixology regiment," Wideman said. "So, bringing that into the ready-to-drink space was a no-brainer."

God, this douchebro is pure Madison Ave.


He should have just said "they're working in synergy."
 
2022-05-28 4:17:59 PM  
Beer makes my tummy hurt. I'm gluten-intolerant. I'm 47.
 
2022-05-28 4:56:17 PM  

theteacher: Beer makes my tummy hurt. I'm gluten-intolerant. I'm 47.


Well, this guy is hip....and he's 45!

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2022-05-28 5:33:32 PM  

theteacher: Beer makes my tummy hurt. I'm gluten-intolerant. I'm 47.


Subby must be incensed that you can't find a compatible beer from the numerous brands available.

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2022-05-28 7:03:53 PM  

Izunbacol: They're not the first generation to rediscover/reinvent something that's been around (Zima, Smirnoff Ice, and Wine Coolers) and think they're new and cool.

Hell, they've decided Crocs are stylish again.

/parent of 2 GenZ teens


I like Crocs and canned long island ice teas. I have no point. The Crocs let my feet breathe after a long day , the long island ice teas make doing laundry not such a chore. our washer is busted so I have to do the washing at the public coin op ones.yeah , I probably drink too much. But it's kept me semi sane on this world
 
2022-05-28 7:08:12 PM  
Honestly? Canned hard seltzers are pretty good. I'm more of a beer drinker (though I'm the rare person who has been drinking less since the pandemic started). But they're not bad.
 
2022-05-28 7:36:49 PM  
Meh. Drink what you like.

The seltzers I've tried have been ok. Sort of refreshing. A bit bland and flavorless though. I'm definitely more of a beer drinker. Bourbon occasionally.
 
2022-05-28 7:38:16 PM  
That ship sailed when they started selling "wine coolers" with tiny print that admitted they were "malt beverage"

It's all beer now
 
2022-05-28 7:38:45 PM  

edmo: Me contemplating my "mixology requirements"

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Wow!

I haven't seen a TV like that in a long-ass time.
 
2022-05-28 7:40:03 PM  

casey17: theteacher: Beer makes my tummy hurt. I'm gluten-intolerant. I'm 47.

Well, this guy is hip....and he's 45!

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Ouch. Maybe I should get that haircut and shave after all.
 
2022-05-28 7:40:21 PM  
I just finished an Angry Orchard cider and thought it was pretty good.

Gin and club soda coming up next.
 
2022-05-28 7:56:37 PM  
Put me in with let people drink what they like.

If I want a Guinness then a summer shady and then a laphroig by God it's my and your right!

Wouldn't say no to a strawberry blonde either
 
2022-05-28 8:04:20 PM  
It wasn't Gen Z that came up with wine coolers, MD 20/20, or Zima.
 
2022-05-28 8:08:03 PM  
Meh, I used to drink hard lemonade.  Drink what you like.
 
2022-05-28 8:11:19 PM  
"This summer is going to be a reset," Jamie Wideman, vice president of innovation for Molson Coors, told CNN Business.

This is standard corporate bullshiat and not really anything new over the last few decades. I dunno what subby has against Gen Z, but they should probably take a long look in the mirror and consider their perspectives while they smash themselves in the face with a hammer. Hopefully, one covered in spikes and soaked in lemon juice.

/Gen X
 
2022-05-28 8:24:36 PM  
Oh Noes! If male 20-somethings don't drink grossly bitter, over-hopped swill, the whole IPA industry will collapse.
 
2022-05-28 8:34:26 PM  
Let's say you had the choice between fermented grape juice, fermented apple juice, and fermented wheat juice.... why would anyone choose the wheat?
 
2022-05-28 8:37:47 PM  
I just mixed this at home:

Tequila (two 1/8 cup measures)
lemonade (four 1/8 cup measures)
a quarter of a lime thrown in and some ice, shaken.

Poured it into a salt-rimmed glass (cut the lime wedge in the middle, smear it along glass' top, then turn the glass upside down and gently rotate it in a pile of salt on a mini dish or plate).
Topped it with sparkling water (strawberry lemonade flavor) and put the lime wedge as a garnish.

Fast. Simple. Easy. Cheap.
Taste farking better than White Claw and the rest. Saves money too.

/you can get basic bartending stuff even at a 99-Cent-ish stores or spend coin for better looking stuff at Target or a booze shop
 
2022-05-28 8:57:17 PM  

natazha: Oh Noes! If male 20-somethings don't drink grossly bitter, over-hopped swill, the whole IPA industry will collapse.


This is the inevitable backlash against it.
I was really hoping the backlash against fake local beer was going to be authenticity (cask beer and real ale that ferments in the bottle) but I guess there isn't enough profit in that so we get shiat seltzers instead./says while sipping a G&T
 
2022-05-28 9:17:26 PM  
I do appreciate that there's more options for those of us that can't stand hops.

But Bold Rock (my favorite cider maker) has decided to make an 'India Pressed Ale' that is a hopped cider... and it's in their assorted 12 packs, so I've got to buy 6 packs again instead of cases.

/also drank Zima back in the day
//and Mike's Hard Lemonade
///but I preferred orange Hooch
 
2022-05-28 9:36:24 PM  
I love how any food tab thread involving alcohol always brings out farkers whining about IPA. Don't ever change, all you stop liking what I don't like folks.

/the best drink is the one in front of you
 
2022-05-28 9:42:47 PM  

Izunbacol: They're not the first generation to rediscover/reinvent something that's been around (Zima, Smirnoff Ice, and Wine Coolers) and think they're new and cool.

Hell, they've decided Crocs are stylish again.

/parent of 2 GenZ teens


I see the issue has been settled in the very Boobies.  Us oldsters remember a time, a very dark time in history, when they peddled crap like wine coolers.  They were very popular with the crowd that had mullet haircuts and wore acid washed jeans and fanny packs.
 
2022-05-28 9:54:27 PM  
disgusting swill

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2022-05-28 10:06:19 PM  

The Reverend Sam Hill: disgusting swill

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ehhh, give that to me ice cold, free, and on a hot SW florida afternoon, on/in boat, beach, or pool?

i will HAPPILY drink it.

(plus it makes me nostalgic for Iowa City, Iowa. -a totally free message from the City of Iowa City, Department of Redundancy Department. Home of the World famous Writers' Workshop AND Prairie Lights Bookstore!")

"swill" is sometimes relative to the KIND of day one is currently having......

😜
 
2022-05-28 10:15:04 PM  

puffy999: I have tried 3 brands, because for some reason Grocery Outlet in Crescent City has crazy cheap prices every week on a few alcoholic things (also Mexican lagers and HPAs).

One brand from Texas was really good. The grapefruit flavor tasted like Squirt.

One brand was meh. The other was bad.


Brands of what?  The problem is that half of these are just malt beverages and the others are canned cocktails.

Almost all of the seltzers are malt beverages. The ones Ive tried have been decent, but just not my thing in general. I do like the canned cocktails though. The Cutwater brand was pretty popular out on the west coast when out there last month. Just recently noticed them back here on the east coast.
 
2022-05-28 10:17:23 PM  

theteacher: Beer makes my tummy hurt. I'm gluten-intolerant. I'm 47.


There are good glutenless beers these days
 
2022-05-28 10:24:41 PM  

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: Brands of what?  The problem is that half of these are just malt beverages and the others are canned cocktails.


These all called themselves "hard seltzer".

I tried a $2/12-pack hard iced tea. Blah. The 50¢/4-pack hard coffee needed, well, coffee in order to be good.

Oh, this place made the good hard seltzers.
 
2022-05-28 10:27:41 PM  

enry: It's either that or one of 500 varieties of IPA.


No, because there are plenty of beers out there. If you can only find IPA, then it is your failure, not that of the breweries.

Besides, everyone has Budweiser, so you're totes safe.
 
2022-05-28 10:28:44 PM  

Oneiros: I do appreciate that there's more options for those of us that can't stand hops.

But Bold Rock (my favorite cider maker) has decided to make an 'India Pressed Ale' that is a hopped cider... and it's in their assorted 12 packs, so I've got to buy 6 packs again instead of cases.

/also drank Zima back in the day
//and Mike's Hard Lemonade
///but I preferred orange Hooch


JFC, there have ALWAYS been options, nobody is out to force you to only drink IPA.
 
2022-05-28 10:38:38 PM  

luna1580: The Reverend Sam Hill: disgusting swill

[pabstblueribbon.com image 768x922]

ehhh, give that to me ice cold, free, and on a hot SW florida afternoon, on/in boat, beach, or pool?

i will HAPPILY drink it.

(plus it makes me nostalgic for Iowa City, Iowa. -a totally free message from the City of Iowa City, Department of Redundancy Department. Home of the World famous Writers' Workshop AND Prairie Lights Bookstore!")

"swill" is sometimes relative to the KIND of day one is currently having......

😜


When I was in college and law school, all the bars that catered to the college students sold PBR as their cheap weekly drink special. A lot of them chose Thursday night as PBR night.
 
2022-05-28 10:44:15 PM  
tonight I have exclusively drank;

1. 3 oz southern comfort
2. spritz of lime juice
3. cranberry juice

dump into a mixer, shake like the god damn lliberal that I am, and pour over ice.
 
2022-05-28 10:44:37 PM  

Mikey1969: enry: It's either that or one of 500 varieties of IPA.

No, because there are plenty of beers out there. If you can only find IPA, then it is your failure, not that of the breweries.

Besides, everyone has Budweiser, so you're totes safe.


That's a lot of butthurt in three sentences.

/Budweiser is great for making gravy.
 
2022-05-28 10:46:31 PM  

enry: Mikey1969: enry: It's either that or one of 500 varieties of IPA.

No, because there are plenty of beers out there. If you can only find IPA, then it is your failure, not that of the breweries.

Besides, everyone has Budweiser, so you're totes safe.

That's a lot of butthurt in three sentences.

/Budweiser is great for making gravy.


Butthurt?

No, I'm just gobsmacked by people who think they're forced to only drink IPAs. It makes me think that "flavor" isn't really in your wheelhouse, which is why I suggested Bud.
 
2022-05-28 10:53:04 PM  

Mikey1969: Oneiros: I do appreciate that there's more options for those of us that can't stand hops.

But Bold Rock (my favorite cider maker) has decided to make an 'India Pressed Ale' that is a hopped cider... and it's in their assorted 12 packs, so I've got to buy 6 packs again instead of cases.

/also drank Zima back in the day
//and Mike's Hard Lemonade
///but I preferred orange Hooch

JFC, there have ALWAYS been options, nobody is out to force you to only drink IPA.


Without hops?

Not lightly hopped.

I've tried everything people tell me are lightly hopped.  Belgian wheats, Gose, sours, etc.

The only 'beer' that I don't think are foul are true lambics.  The Belgian ones, not the 'pineapple lambic' or whatever some craft brewery comes up with, but then adds hops to anyway.

And those are probably going to die off because of global warming, as they're spontaneously fermented.
 
2022-05-28 11:13:06 PM  

Oneiros: Mikey1969: Oneiros: I do appreciate that there's more options for those of us that can't stand hops.

But Bold Rock (my favorite cider maker) has decided to make an 'India Pressed Ale' that is a hopped cider... and it's in their assorted 12 packs, so I've got to buy 6 packs again instead of cases.

/also drank Zima back in the day
//and Mike's Hard Lemonade
///but I preferred orange Hooch

JFC, there have ALWAYS been options, nobody is out to force you to only drink IPA.

Without hops?

Not lightly hopped.

I've tried everything people tell me are lightly hopped.  Belgian wheats, Gose, sours, etc.

The only 'beer' that I don't think are foul are true lambics.  The Belgian ones, not the 'pineapple lambic' or whatever some craft brewery comes up with, but then adds hops to anyway.

And those are probably going to die off because of global warming, as they're spontaneously fermented.


Hoopers Hooch was great if you were 19 in the year 2000.
 
2022-05-28 11:16:35 PM  

Mikey1969: enry: Mikey1969: enry: It's either that or one of 500 varieties of IPA.

No, because there are plenty of beers out there. If you can only find IPA, then it is your failure, not that of the breweries.

Besides, everyone has Budweiser, so you're totes safe.

That's a lot of butthurt in three sentences.

/Budweiser is great for making gravy.

Butthurt?

No, I'm just gobsmacked by people who think they're forced to only drink IPAs. It makes me think that "flavor" isn't really in your wheelhouse, which is why I suggested Bud.


I mean, I get both the lager hate and the IPA hate.

But there's a reason micros are huuuuge on IPAs, and the reason is not flavor.

Just saying.
 
2022-05-28 11:18:07 PM  
FWIW I love a good dark lager. But that's even harder than a standard lager.
 
2022-05-28 11:25:59 PM  

Telephone Sanitizer Second Class: I love how any food tab thread involving alcohol always brings out farkers whining about IPA. Don't ever change, all you stop liking what I don't like folks.

/the best drink is the one in front of you


The two things I see people who hate IPAs here say:

"IPAs are so gross"
"I that that IPAs are so popular because bars and breweries often have few other options as a result"

I've never once seen one say "Stop drinking IPAs."
 
2022-05-28 11:26:38 PM  

Oneiros: I do appreciate that there's more options for those of us that can't stand hops.

But Bold Rock (my favorite cider maker) has decided to make an 'India Pressed Ale' that is a hopped cider... and it's in their assorted 12 packs, so I've got to buy 6 packs again instead of cases.

/also drank Zima back in the day
//and Mike's Hard Lemonade
///but I preferred orange Hooch


I want to murder the person who decided to hop ciders. It was one of my last refuges.

/they even make hop soda now. Ugh.
 
2022-05-28 11:45:14 PM  

Buzzerguy: theteacher: Beer makes my tummy hurt. I'm gluten-intolerant. I'm 47.

Subby must be incensed that you can't find a compatible beer from the numerous brands available.

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I'm still pissed that the widescreen zoom-and-crop of the Simpsons episodes on Disney+ killed this, and many other sight gags on the show. Those animators used every square inch of the frame.

/also no michael jackson episode
 
2022-05-29 12:01:20 AM  

Shaggy_C: natazha: Oh Noes! If male 20-somethings don't drink grossly bitter, over-hopped swill, the whole IPA industry will collapse.

This is the inevitable backlash against it.
I was really hoping the backlash against fake local beer was going to be authenticity (cask beer and real ale that ferments in the bottle) but I guess there isn't enough profit in that so we get shiat seltzers instead./says while sipping a G&T


There's so much about this post that I need further defined. First, I assume the "it" in the first sentence is the over abundance of IPAs on the market, no? If that's the case then the next sentence suggests that IPAs are not authentic, yes? Which, if that's the case, why? I mean, while I like IPAs a lot, I'd like to see a better variety of craft beers out there*, but clearly IPAs are what are paying the bills for a number of local breweries and they're often excellent, well crafted beers.

Then there's the question of what is "real ale that ferments in the bottle"? Are you talking about bottle conditioning? Because there are plenty of bottle conditioned beers out there. But if you're referring to beer that undergoes primary fermentation in a bottle, well, that's an expensive recipe for exploding bottles. But there's the further question of why only that and cask beer are considered "authentic" (and for the record, I would love to see a more robust cask ale movement in America).

* There actually are a lot... like a whole lot of different kinds of beer on the American market. You like stouts? There are more than you could shake a stick at. Sours? Oh boy, everybody has a sour program these days. Hefeweizen? So many more than were available 20 years ago. But yeah, a lot of that tends to get overshadowed by IPAs, particularly on grocery store shelves. Go to a good beer shop or liquor store, however, and you can find plenty of variety between the IPAs and Double IPAs.
 
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