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Ever been duped by a so called "beer bar"?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Hanzo, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. Hanzo

    Hanzo Champion (975) Virginia Feb 27, 2012

    There is a local place about ten seconds drive from where I work that opened up recently called "Millions of Beers". No shit, that is the name. Someone on Facebook rolled in and took a picture of their tap list.....bottle list is no better.

    So you ever had a place pop up like this that you thought would be a great craft centric place offering delicious beers only to be disappointed when you went there/found out the truth?

  2. beertunes

    beertunes Poobah (1,400) Washington Sep 24, 2007 Beer Trader

    10 seconds drive. Is that even worth starting the car for? ;)
  3. I'll take a white zinfandel, please.
  4. Pinot Noir for me.
  5. To answer the OP's question, I have never been duped that badly. "Millions of Beers"? Wow.
  6. Loose Cannon, and then I'd hit the road.
  7. kzoobrew

    kzoobrew Champion (870) Michigan May 8, 2006

    I am rarely duped because I am skeptical about new start ups until they can prove themselves. I am more than willing to give someone a fair shot but too many people out there are simply trying to capitalize on the market go about it half-assed.
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  8. [​IMG]
    This is how it's done near me. Usually it's even better than this!
  9. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Poobah (1,045) New Jersey Feb 23, 2012 Subscriber Beer Trader

    There is s place by me that brags about their beer list- 101 bottles and 50 drafts.
    Their beer list includes Three Floyd's and Russian River which isn't distributed here in NJ.
    I am sure there are others but I haven't bothered studying the list that intently.
    I can't say I was duped because I have never gone there but I assure others have been duped.
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  10. Derranged

    Derranged Advocate (555) New York Mar 7, 2010

    I went to a bar on City Island in the Bronx called "Beer Garden". They had list of 5 bottles, including 3 BMCs, Blue Moon and Magners. On tap I think they had Bud.

    I stuck with bloody maries.
  11. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Poobah (1,045) New Jersey Feb 23, 2012 Subscriber Beer Trader

    Where is that list. Very often in the summer I find myself in Saratoga. I would love to go.
  12. Brewzer1010

    Brewzer1010 Savant (290) California Feb 17, 2010 Beer Trader

    If they have a location in Atlantic City, I have been there and was indeed duped (not as it relates to RR or Three Floyds; more them having only half of what was advertised, which included nothing desirable).
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  13. Blue moon seasonal...best.bar.ever
  14. tbeckett

    tbeckett Champion (850) Ontario (Canada) May 17, 2009 Subscriber Beer Trader

    Never said Millions of Craft Beers did they?
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  15. The Henry Street Taproom. They always have a superb selection!
  16. [​IMG]
    This was a couple weeks ago.
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  17. Whimpers

    Whimpers Advocate (680) New York Dec 17, 2010 Beer Trader

    Dood, Bier Abbey in Schenectady...place is bad ass.
  18. Hanzo

    Hanzo Champion (975) Virginia Feb 27, 2012

    Yes let's show more awesome beer lineups at good bars, that is making me feel so much better.
  19. That looks good to me, but to be fair with a name like that it should have some more stuff. But if I walked to a bar like that I could have in order a Fat Tire to start, then a couple Flying Dog Doggie style pales, Sam Seasonal and last a Snow Day and go home just happy as all hell. But that is me, I do not care for super limited crap marked up like crazy because they know people like well me will go in and pay that mark up. I would rather drink them at home at my local stores crazy mark up! haha I kid though, anyway I would still go there if it was 10 seconds from my job.
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  20. I'd bring a keg to that place and open hand smack the owner in the face!
  21. Horbar

    Horbar Advocate (675) Rhode Island Feb 24, 2012

    Damn, that list is a punch in the gut if I ever saw one.
  22. tugdriver7

    tugdriver7 Savant (495) Maryland Oct 9, 2004

    Who even bothers to write "Miller Light" on a chalkboard? If this weren't real, it could be a cartoon in BA magazine.
  23. mountsnow1010

    mountsnow1010 Savant (380) Vermont Jan 23, 2009


    That is how it is done near me. Well, how it was done near me before I graduated and moved to VT.
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  24. Hanzo

    Hanzo Champion (975) Virginia Feb 27, 2012

    If the place was called anything other than Millions of Beers I might have given it a pass, but this really irked me. We have a pizza place down the street that puts on stuff like FW 16th, FBS, Two Hearted, Racer 5 etc and this is the best a place with that name can do?
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  25. This is the Belgian board at my usual watering hole:

    The best part is their prices are pretty good. Many beers are about a buck or two more than what you'd pay in a store.

    In addition, they have another board with about 15 drafts that frequently change. Always some good stuff, Heavy Seas, FSW, Lagunitas, Oskar Blues, SN. DFH, etc. No duping here
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  26. Yeah, I would be disappointed too given the name, but that list is better than 95% of the lists at places in my area. An IPA, much less a black IPA, is a rare commodity on draft here. :confused:
  27. [​IMG]

    Yeah... I'm a lucky guy. Killer Tap room!
  28. The name is stupid but that lineup isn't the worst thing I've ever seen. You've got 8-9 legit craft taps, most of which will presumably be rotating. Given how close it is to you, it's probably well worth your time and effort to visit frequently and try to push them into a few more adventurous offerings. They'll ultimately put whatever sells on tap.
  29. kmello69

    kmello69 Advocate (655) Texas Nov 27, 2011 Beer Trader

    "Yes, what can you tell me about the hop profile of this 'Bud Light.' I'm not familiar with that one."

  30. Ya, the name would be my only gripe, but it got you in the door so I guess it did its job, so I guess the more I think about it I would be a little upset to, but if the prices are good I would still make it a stop every once in while.
  31. Goombatron

    Goombatron Aspirant (40) New Jersey Nov 14, 2012

    Where is this in NJ?
  32. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Poobah (1,045) New Jersey Feb 23, 2012 Subscriber Beer Trader

    You got it
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  33. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Poobah (1,045) New Jersey Feb 23, 2012 Subscriber Beer Trader

    Hackensack, Atlantic City and somewhere else
  34. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Poobah (1,045) New Jersey Feb 23, 2012 Subscriber Beer Trader

    Next time I'm up that way I will check it out.
  35. HokiesandBeer

    HokiesandBeer Savant (390) Pennsylvania Jan 10, 2013 Beer Trader

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  36. I like how this turned from a "Ever been duped?" thread into a, "My craft bar is bigger than yours!" thread.
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  37. Firewaters??
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  38. Keffa

    Keffa Advocate (625) Ohio Jan 8, 2009 Beer Trader

    Uhh, I didn't know Old Raspy, 120 Minute, Old Engine Oil, Celebrator, and Skullsplitter were Belgians. Learn something new every day...
  39. nogophers

    nogophers Savant (345) Minnesota Jun 28, 2011

    If only they had Miller Lite instead of the Miller Light they wrote. After all, it tastes great AND is less filling.
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  40. Brewzer1010

    Brewzer1010 Savant (290) California Feb 17, 2010 Beer Trader

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