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Funny things your BMC friends say when given craft.

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by nquigley16, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. I have a couple of friends that refer to craft beer as "that weird beer".
  2. Hoptimus-Prime

    Hoptimus-Prime Advocate (575) North Carolina Dec 7, 2012 Beer Trader

    I was told the same thing after giving a friend some Double Jack. I don't get it lol...
    Then he asked "Do you have any regular beer?" Nope ,just the good stuff! (Maybe next time he'll bring his own beer )
  3. Hoptimus-Prime

    Hoptimus-Prime Advocate (575) North Carolina Dec 7, 2012 Beer Trader

    I like when friends are drinking BL platinum and try to convince me it is good beer because it is 6% abv lol , maybe good if your beer bonging it, but it taste like Natty ice to me.
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  4. "Oh god, what the fuck is this shit?! Why would anyone like this?!"- me after my first IPA :). Tonight, some guy was laughing at me because I was pouring some Widmer Brrr ("Christmas beer") into a glass that had Xmas decorations on it. In my defense the glass was essentially a stemless tulip and was perfect for my SN Celebration and Obsidian Stout.
  5. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (660) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    "Too Heavy"
    "Too Dark"
    "Too Strong"
    "Too Hoppy"

    My father-in-law commented that Lone Star Bock was "too hoppy" the other night. You have to be from Texas to appreciate how ridiculously stupid that is. :)
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  6. kbrinson

    kbrinson Aficionado (110) Indiana Mar 5, 2010

    Ask her to smell Abrasive. You might lose her.
  7. Hotmetal1

    Hotmetal1 Advocate (665) Mississippi Feb 28, 2012 Beer Trader

    Yeah, got a friend that threw out 2 or 3 bombers of "old" Cantillion awhile back.
  8. JOrtt

    JOrtt Savant (425) North Carolina Dec 20, 2012 Beer Trader

    I don't give my BMC friends craft beer. If they like it , they will want to drink up my stash!! I usually have what they like on hand and wait for them to ask to try something different.
  9. rlcoffey

    rlcoffey Advocate (515) Kentucky Apr 20, 2004

    I did the same thing to someone once, only it was an Arrogant Bastard.
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  10. dsal89

    dsal89 Advocate (505) Indiana Jul 6, 2008

    Havent really heard anything too crazy. Actually most of the people i hangout like craft beer. Some are more into it than others.

    I guess i just got lucky. My gf hates it for the most part. I get more flack about the cost of some stuff more so than the taste
  11. raymo55

    raymo55 Advocate (510) Michigan Oct 3, 2011 Beer Trader

    On somewhat of a different note.....my co-workers think that when I say I am getting together with a group of people for a bottle share, that we are all gay guys getting together.
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  12. psnydez86

    psnydez86 Savant (485) Pennsylvania Jan 4, 2012 Beer Trader

    "I don't like my beer to have an aftertaste." "I could have one but there's too much flavor to drink a bunch".
  13. BigTomZ

    BigTomZ Savant (325) Virginia Apr 14, 2009

    If they ask I'll let them try some, otherwise I let them drink their preference and I drink my preference. If they ask for a suggestion, I'll steer them towards something like Noble Pils or Prima Pils, or maybe hefe or wit.
  14. I don't know, its kind of spot on. If I'm spending 30 bucks on a bottle, yeah, that's some fancy beer.
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  15. Cenosillicaphobe

    Cenosillicaphobe Savant (360) Maine Jul 24, 2011

    I brought a 4-pack of Samuel Adams Hallertau Imperial Pilsner to my brother's house one night several years ago.

    "This is the worst beer I've ever tasted."

    My father often refers to the beer I drink as "designer shit."
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  16. jcreegan

    jcreegan Savant (265) Florida Aug 12, 2010 Subscriber

    So this is just like Shock top right?
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  17. luwak

    luwak Savant (405) Arizona Mar 2, 2010 Beer Trader

    If anybody remembers the original Pete's Wicked Ale from the 90's....it really did taste like some of those potpourris that were popular in the U.S. back then....
  18. woemad

    woemad Poobah (1,205) Washington Jun 8, 2003 Beer Trader

    The old Viking Tavern used to feature a RIS from now likewise-defunct Lang Creek Brewing called Thor's Thunder, brewed to a recipe from a former Viking bartender.

    A co-worker at a former workplace, when coaxed into trying said beer, declared "This beer makes my throat itch!"
  19. woemad

    woemad Poobah (1,205) Washington Jun 8, 2003 Beer Trader

    As a fan of Abyss from the beginning I'm torn between laughing and taking offense!
  20. "Wow, it tastes like a mouthful of flower petals" - college friend describing Samuel Adams Noble Pils on tap

    "It tastes like old tire water" - my buddy's girlfriend describing Southern Tier IPA
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  21. Pecan

    Pecan Savant (490) Arizona Dec 20, 2012 Beer Trader

    So true. I've been able to convert so many BMC friends to craft (which they end up *actually* liking later) with this approach. I can literally just call BMC "a little girl's 4% beer" and begin the transformation.
  22. MisterBisco

    MisterBisco Advocate (660) New York Feb 18, 2009 Beer Trader

    I tried to convert my wife's 21-year-old cousin, to no avail.

    In his words, the Boont Valley Amber "had too much taste to get drunk as fast as possible." Sigh.
  23. "What do hops taste like anyway?"
  24. Pecan

    Pecan Savant (490) Arizona Dec 20, 2012 Beer Trader

    Did you mercilessly taunt him for being more like a girl than a guy and for not liking good beer because of his period? Usually does the trick. I may be a bit zealous and unrelenting, but it's for the greater good!
  25. Dirtinabottle

    Dirtinabottle Savant (490) New York Aug 21, 2012 Beer Trader

    Bought a BCBS for a friend on tap. After tasting it, he says "I don't drink liquor". He left it at the bar and ordered a Bud Lite.
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  26. "drinking one of your beers is like eating a plate of lasagna..its too filling".
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  27. uptomonto

    uptomonto Disciple (70) Indiana Dec 15, 2012

    Regardless of the beer I'm drinking or offering - "Is that that dark beer? How do you drink that stuff?"
  28. ebthorp

    ebthorp Aficionado (100) Illinois Dec 10, 2010

    A little different but my gf will only drink stouts and sours because she says that all my other craft beers "taste too much like beer"
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  29. ilikebeer03

    ilikebeer03 Savant (440) Texas Oct 17, 2012

    Given a Ska Modus Hoperandi "This tastes EXACTLY like grapefruit after taste."
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  30. StuartCarter

    StuartCarter Savant (495) Alabama Apr 25, 2006

    not sure what's worse - the casual sexism, or the fact that the casual sexism works.
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  31. MisterBisco

    MisterBisco Advocate (660) New York Feb 18, 2009 Beer Trader

    Well, he's gay, and spends most of his time hanging out in groups where he's the only guy, so I'm not entirely sure this argument would have held much sway.
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  32. My girlfriend still says belgians taste "fireworky." Gets me every time.
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  33. Jonada

    Jonada Advocate (585) New Jersey May 23, 2012 Beer Trader

    My girlfriend whenever I'm drinking an imperial stout: "That looks thick"
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  34. BMMillsy

    BMMillsy Champion (835) Florida Feb 16, 2012 Beer Trader

    Gave a sip of St. Bernardus 12. Clown turned up the nose and commented, "it's way too hoppy."
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  35. Lane1

    Lane1 Savant (250) California Jan 10, 2011

    Black Tuesday......"Tastes like booze and ass"
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  36. Pecan

    Pecan Savant (490) Arizona Dec 20, 2012 Beer Trader

    The worst part must be the casual sexism, because it is the best part when it works and I have new craft drinking pals :)

    Haha, fair enough. Going to have to try a different approach! And if he keeps rejecting craft, at least it's a great excuse to open a good beer or two every time you try. "Don't like the Bourbon County OR the Zombie Dust? Guess I'll just have to drink both...."

    More on topic, I constantly have people compare anything dark to a milkshake. "BUT THE CALORIES!" And then they proceed to drink 15 BMCs.
  37. otispdriftwood

    otispdriftwood Advocate (730) Colorado Dec 9, 2011 Beer Trader

    Overheard at a recent neighborhood party. The names have been changed to protect the guilty.
    The parties are Pam - a dedicated Coors light drinker who's married to Jeff, who recently switched from Coors light to Bud Light.

    Pam: "There goes my dumbass husband Jeff with that Bud Light stuff. He doesn't know what good beer is".

    Kinda tells you about the mindset of some macro drinkers. As closed as a duck's ass.
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  38. I gave my dad a pour of enjoy by & at first he didn't mind it then after a few sips he said "fuck this, it like drinking perfume, why don't you drink a coors light once in awhile.
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  39. Beerpharmer

    Beerpharmer Zealot (95) New Jersey Apr 22, 2010

    Drinking a Quad
    Girl- "there's something off"
    Me- "like what- too bitter? too sweet? too much alcohol?
    Girl- "no. I don't know. I can't describe it" *continues drinking Miller Lite*
  40. You failed to mention what she said after, "I'll continue drinking my Miller Lite, it's water."