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(Colorado Springs Gazette)   Microbrewery complains about not winning state beer medal. Beer reviewer points out they took third. Brewery says everyone in town is idiotic and they're leaving. Beer review says wellbye.gif   (gazette.com) divider line
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2014-12-14 9:00:51 PM  
Wow what a bunch of pansies.
 
2014-12-14 9:22:10 PM  
Wow.  First time I've seen a craft brewer be  that much of a whiny biatch...
 
2014-12-14 9:25:00 PM  
I generally think 'social media consultants' are a great way to waste a bunch of money on something that you could do pretty easily yourself, but lo and behold, some companies just have to go out and prove why they may be necessary.
 
2014-12-14 9:43:59 PM  
Well, you Coloradans, is the beer any good, or is it really just a third place?
 
2014-12-14 9:55:50 PM  

basemetal: Well, you Coloradans, is the beer any good, or is it really just a third place?


I've been to Trinity many times. The beer and food are both excellent; they do a lot of oddball microbatches and recipes you'll never see anywhere else. I was kind of surprised by this reaction and the nasty insult about everyone in the Springs being stupid. There are lots of craft brewers around here; they're not going to leave this incident behind just by moving to Denver, besides the hassles of starting up again in a much larger market.
 
jbc [TotalFark]
2014-12-14 10:52:30 PM  
To be fair, any town that would host Focus on the Family is going to fall in the lower tail of the bell curve.
 
2014-12-14 11:35:46 PM  

jbc: To be fair, shallow, any town that would host Focus on the Family is going to fall in the lower tail of the bell curve.


FTFY.

Right. Plus all the military installations here means we're fascists and the pro-gun stance means we're all mouth-breathing inbred rednecks and the pot laws mean we're all stoned hippies and the white folks mean we're all racist and the Democratic governor means we're all liberals.
 
2014-12-14 11:42:51 PM  
Add more hops.
 
2014-12-14 11:52:23 PM  
How is this possible? Every beer from every brewery across the country seems to have won the gold or silver medal at every beer festival ever.

Seriously, it's amazing how many gold medals are handed out to breweries.
 
2014-12-14 11:56:43 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: How is this possible? Every beer from every brewery across the country seems to have won the gold or silver medal at every beer festival ever.

Seriously, it's amazing how many gold medals are handed out to breweries.


I won seventeen gold medals for my excelence in brewing last week just for having an empty bottle in my hand. They said it was supurb Bud Light substitute.
 
2014-12-14 11:57:45 PM  

doglover: AverageAmericanGuy: How is this possible? Every beer from every brewery across the country seems to have won the gold or silver medal at every beer festival ever.

Seriously, it's amazing how many gold medals are handed out to breweries.

I won seventeen gold medals for my excelence in brewing last week just for having an empty bottle in my hand. They said it was supurb Bud Light substitute.


Yeasty with a hint of zinc. mmmm
 
2014-12-15 12:08:02 AM  

TuteTibiImperes: I generally think 'social media consultants' are a great way to waste a bunch of money on something that you could do pretty easily yourself, but lo and behold, some companies just have to go out and prove why they may be necessary.


And even then...

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2014-12-15 12:51:47 AM  
Yes, please move up to Denver.
 
2014-12-15 12:52:32 AM  
As I have to answer this question the article I think not.

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/clearly destined for fark
 
2014-12-15 12:53:02 AM  
Trying to pretend you are something, before you are that, is just so sad.
 
2014-12-15 12:57:42 AM  
Springs is ranked 8th in the nation, degree-wise, so education probably isn't the issue.

Thanks for playing tho.
 
2014-12-15 1:01:18 AM  
People still drink beer in Weedorado?
 
2014-12-15 1:04:11 AM  

yellowjester: People still drink beer in Weedorado?


Worse: they drink Coors.
 
2014-12-15 1:06:53 AM  

gingerjet: As I have to answer this question the article I think not.

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/clearly destined for fark


The question I got was "What is the current year?"

0_o
 
2014-12-15 1:07:00 AM  

BigNumber12: Yes, please move up to Denver.


Hey ramblin' boy, why don't you settle down?

Denver ain't your kind of town.

There ain't no gold and there ain't nobody like me,

I'm the number one fan

of the man from Tennessee.
 
2014-12-15 1:10:05 AM  

ArcadianRefugee: yellowjester: People still drink beer in Weedorado?

Worse: they drink Coors.


Coors OrIginal is a perfectly cromulent beer.

/yellow bellies
 
2014-12-15 1:17:09 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: How is this possible? Every beer from every brewery across the country seems to have won the gold or silver medal at every beer festival ever.

Seriously, it's amazing how many gold medals are handed out to breweries.


I've noticed the same thing. My guess is that GABF exists first to promote the craft brewing industry and second to recognize excellence. Use your own imagination about how that may affect the number and distribution of medals awarded.
 
2014-12-15 1:19:29 AM  
Maybe they accidentally submitted the grocery store beer instead of the full strength beer.

/still bitter about that first sixer I bought in CoSprgs
 
2014-12-15 1:20:04 AM  

gingerjet: As I have to answer this question the article I think not.

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/clearly destined for fark


i got one along the lines of 'how offended are you to work with a fatso'
 
2014-12-15 1:23:50 AM  
They're really brewing up some micro biatches.
 
2014-12-15 1:24:02 AM  
The fast food nation thing cracked me up.  Motherfarkers make  beer, the beverage that teenagers with no training and 50$ in equipment from a junkyard have made themselves to get around age restrictions since longer than the country has existed.  Comparatively a sandwich is a goddamned work of the finest high art.

// This doesn't mean beer isn't great.  Sandwiches are great, too.  It's just that being cheap, fast, and the specifics of the manufacture not actually mattering much that  makes them great, so getting up your own ass about it is even dumber than getting up your own ass about most other things.
 
2014-12-15 1:25:19 AM  

Sensei Can You See: jbc: To be fair, shallow, any town that would host Focus on the Family is going to fall in the lower tail of the bell curve.

FTFY.

Right. Plus all the military installations here means we're fascists and the pro-gun stance means we're all mouth-breathing inbred rednecks and the pot laws mean we're all stoned hippies and the white folks mean we're all racist and the Democratic governor means we're all liberals.


You're confusing the average with an statement that you're all like that.

But good on you for proving that you belong to that end, driving the dumb meter down.
 
2014-12-15 1:27:28 AM  
 I have been to Colorado Springs. In their defense, their statement is a true one.
 
2014-12-15 1:29:14 AM  

Sensei Can You See: they're not going to leave this incident behind just by moving to Denver, besides the hassles of starting up again in a much larger market.


Heh. Denver just had a beer festival this weekend, only brewers within the city limits were allowed. There were 45 of them.

Sure, Trinity, c'mon up. Hope you don't mind being a small fish in a really, really big pond.
 
2014-12-15 1:29:54 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: How is this possible? Every beer from every brewery across the country seems to have won the gold or silver medal at every beer festival ever.

Seriously, it's amazing how many gold medals are handed out to breweries.


Lots of categories.

I mean, I've won a state fair blue ribbon with a melomel mead, a friend won a blue ribbon that year with his metheglin.  Beer has far more varieties than mead.
 
2014-12-15 1:30:13 AM  
some one get these guys some cheese to go with that wine.
 
2014-12-15 1:33:25 AM  

Jim_Callahan: The fast food nation thing cracked me up.  Motherfarkers make  beer, the beverage that teenagers with no training and 50$ in equipment from a junkyard have made themselves to get around age restrictions since longer than the country has existed.  Comparatively a sandwich is a goddamned work of the finest high art.

// This doesn't mean beer isn't great.  Sandwiches are great, too.  It's just that being cheap, fast, and the specifics of the manufacture not actually mattering much that  makes them great, so getting up your own ass about it is even dumber than getting up your own ass about most other things.


Ehhh, if you're going to brew something to get you drunk, you don't fark around with beer. It's much easier to make moonshine. Triple distilled, then run it through a four foot pipe filled with activated carbon and you get Skyy for about $10 a gallon.

Then at some point you give in and just buy Svedka. Much easier.
 
2014-12-15 1:37:23 AM  
The owner clearly needs to move to Denver to be closer to his gym, because he only has 26 minutes to get there.
 
2014-12-15 1:38:26 AM  
It'll get ya drunk! You'll be farkin fat chicks in no time.
 
2014-12-15 1:38:59 AM  

gingerjet: As I have to answer this question the article I think not.

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/clearly destined for fark


I always select the most incorrect, or at least most humorous, option.
 
2014-12-15 1:41:44 AM  

Sensei Can You See: basemetal: Well, you Coloradans, is the beer any good, or is it really just a third place?

I've been to Trinity many times. The beer and food are both excellent; they do a lot of oddball microbatches and recipes you'll never see anywhere else. I was kind of surprised by this reaction and the nasty insult about everyone in the Springs being stupid. There are lots of craft brewers around here; they're not going to leave this incident behind just by moving to Denver, besides the hassles of starting up again in a much larger market.


Funny, at first I read that as "oddball microbiatches".
 
2014-12-15 1:48:12 AM  
i've said it before - beer snobs are the worst kind of snobs. except maybe audio snobs.

but ffs how many shiatty IPAs with clever names do we really need?
 
2014-12-15 2:06:09 AM  
Bitter?
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2014-12-15 2:11:46 AM  

jbc: To be fair, any town that would host Focus on the Family is going to fall in the lower tail of the bell curve.


THIS. Certainly not everyone in the Springs is a reactionary fundie nutjob, but the active members of Y'all Qaeda do tend to cluster there in EXTREMELY disproportionate numbers.

/Highest density of both churches and strip joints in the state.
//As well as the highest number of people that think Santorum is a moderate.
 
2014-12-15 2:21:01 AM  

Ivan the Tolerable: jbc: To be fair, any town that would host Focus on the Family is going to fall in the lower tail of the bell curve.

THIS. Certainly not everyone in the Springs is a reactionary fundie nutjob, but the active members of Y'all Qaeda do tend to cluster there in EXTREMELY disproportionate numbers.

/Highest density of both churches and strip joints in the state.
//As well as the highest number of people that think Santorum is a moderate.


Moderately frothy.
 
2014-12-15 2:44:17 AM  

aenemated: i've said it before - beer snobs are the worst kind of snobs. except maybe audio snobs.

but ffs how many shiatty IPAs with clever names do we really need?


None. However, I definitely notice differences with different IPAs, and can see why different people prefer whatever they do. My personal favorite is by Dark Horse brewing out of Michigan. Take another IPA, say, rebel IPA from Sam Adams, and while you get an IPA taste, it's extremely watered down. Like the Budweiser of IPAs, and I never thought I'd say that. You don't like IPA, and that's fine. Like anything though, if you enjoy it enough, you'll notice the difference between the varieties. You don't have to be a snob to realize that's part of anything in life.
 
2014-12-15 2:45:13 AM  
Ivan the Tolerable:

Y'all Qaeda.

I am so stealing that.
 
2014-12-15 2:52:25 AM  

Sensei Can You See: jbc: To be fair, shallow, any town that would host Focus on the Family is going to fall in the lower tail of the bell curve.

FTFY.

Right. Plus all the military installations here means we're fascists and the pro-gun stance means we're all mouth-breathing inbred rednecks and the pot laws mean we're all stoned hippies and the white folks mean we're all racist and the Democratic governor means we're all liberals.


To be fair, I've never met anyone in Colorado who didn't fit at least one of those descriptions.
 
2014-12-15 3:35:30 AM  

wildcardjack: Ehhh, if you're going to brew something to get you drunk, you don't fark around with beer. It's much easier to make moonshine. Triple distilled, then run it through a four foot pipe filled with activated carbon and you get Skyy for about $10 a gallon.

Then at some point you give in and just buy Svedka. Much easier.


No, it isn't.  Making beer is about on par with making the mash for moonshine, and the additional steps done wrong can outright kill you.

Much easier to up the quality by farking around with flavoring ingredients (like messing with the amount of hops) with a beer than with a hard liquor, too.

Again, not talking down beer, or saying that there aren't some beers that are better than others, but being quick, easy, and cheap is part of the fundamental appeal so diminishing returns on adding additional expense in order to up the quality hits hard and fast.  Likewise, the design isn't really a big deal, they're typically designed by your basic guess a recipe, see if it's good process.  Which, y'know, nothing wrong with that, but you can go from barely-have-an-idea to complete finished product in six months of experimenting with a few hundred bucks of equipment.  You can't even make a single batch of anything cask-aged in the time it takes to invent a perfectly workable beer verified by taste-test.

// The 'anybody can' aspect of making beer is sort of illustrated by the fact that anyone with passing interest  has.
 
2014-12-15 3:39:27 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Wow.  First time I've seen a craft brewer be  that much of a whiny biatch...


You never forget the first time.
 
2014-12-15 3:44:08 AM  
I'd help them move by shutting off their water access after that tantrum.
 
2014-12-15 5:10:18 AM  

Jim_Callahan: // The 'anybody can' aspect of making beer is sort of illustrated by the fact that anyone with passing interest  has.


Homebrewing is not a passing interest. It's an obsession.

Irish Red, Primary
American Wheat, Secondary
Bad Santa Christmas Ale, Ready to drink
Spiced Winter Ale, Carbonating
Honey Nut Brown Ale, bottle aging

/All grain FTW
 
2014-12-15 5:35:49 AM  

jtown: Maybe they accidentally submitted the grocery store beer instead of the full strength beer.

/still bitter about that first sixer I bought in CoSprgs


It's time to allow grocery stores and convenience stores to sell real beer. The only thing is the regular liquor stores would have a shiat fit and fight it for years just like they fought Sunday sales.
 
2014-12-15 5:57:27 AM  

basemetal: Well, you Coloradans, is the beer any good, or is it really just a third place?


Ive had trinity and i live nowhere near colorado.
They have amazing beer. A lot of great breweries are popping up in Colorado, so i dont know how the other competitors compare.
Trinity is sought after nationally.

Most of their beer names reference Office Space movie quotes.
 
2014-12-15 6:21:31 AM  
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