Hilarious "I'm not 21" links; Brewery Websites

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by CaptainTripps, Feb 28, 2012.

  1. CaptainTripps

    CaptainTripps Savant (315) Oregon Aug 8, 2010

    I remember a thread on here (well on the old forum) about how this brewery had this awesome link on their "No I am not 21" button on the age verification page just before accessing their site. Anyone know which brewery's website that is?

  2. There are a ton of breweries that have pretty funny links.
  3. CaptainTripps

    CaptainTripps Savant (315) Oregon Aug 8, 2010

    Thanks for the useful information.
  4. ShanePB

    ShanePB Poobah (1,000) Pennsylvania Sep 6, 2010 Beer Trader

  5. rmalinowski4

    rmalinowski4 Savant (395) Illinois Oct 22, 2010 Beer Trader

  6. LOL, if I was underage and clicked on those, I would be pissed. That's very insulting to kids over the age of that teenybopper crap.
  7. Sonofalime

    Sonofalime Savant (485) Virginia Oct 11, 2010 Beer Trader

    This is awesome. I would have never thought to click the "I'm not 21" button. My day is now filled with trying to find more!
  8. haha this is hilarious!! good thing i wasn't drinking anything because I would have covered my screen.
  9. maltmaster420

    maltmaster420 Advocate (550) Oregon Aug 17, 2005 Beer Trader

    Jackie O's and Alpine both redirect to Disney. Terrapin links to an awesomely appropriate youtube video. I think Sun King is the winner.
  10. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poobah (1,475) California Mar 18, 2010 Verified

    That's the point.
  11. brentusaurus

    brentusaurus Savant (350) California Jan 22, 2012 Verified

  12. WickedSluggy

    WickedSluggy Advocate (530) Texas Nov 21, 2008 Verified

    Hmmm? Still stings eh?
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  13. Hmmmm?? Still a troll, eh??

  14. It's not like underagers don't know how to or will not will lie and enter. It's not exactly algebra to enter the minimum legal birth date when or if required.
  15. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poobah (1,475) California Mar 18, 2010 Verified

    You mean there are people who aren't honest? :eek:
  16. WickedSluggy

    WickedSluggy Advocate (530) Texas Nov 21, 2008 Verified

    Sometimes I think this site needs to forward a few to the Midol URL.

  17. Which is why those so-called "age verification" check points of a good majority of alcohol sites, including a number of craft beer sites, are futile,pointless and only end up annoying legit users. IOW, unintended consequences killing whatever good intentions there were.
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  18. That is actually quite hilarious. If I was underage though I never would click on the "I am not 21"
    bar anyway.
  19. xnicknj

    xnicknj Advocate (740) Pennsylvania May 25, 2009

    haha i love the sun king one. i never thought to click any of these either.
  20. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Champion (800) Colorado Jan 20, 2012 Beer Trader

    i haven't been rick rolled in a while.
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  21. yamar68

    yamar68 Champion (910) Minnesota Apr 1, 2011

    Haha I was gonna say the same thing! Really takes me back... reminds me of this thread.
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  22. stevefinny

    stevefinny Savant (415) New Jersey Aug 28, 2009 Verified

    HAHAHAHA i havent see that in a long time. Terrapins my favorite!
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  23. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Champion (800) Colorado Jan 20, 2012 Beer Trader

    i remember that one...
  24. kp29

    kp29 Savant (300) Arizona Feb 27, 2012

  25. It was about as useful as the OP

    "There is this one video that's really funny, does anybody know which one it is?"
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  26. Etan

    Etan Champion (765) Wisconsin Jul 11, 2011

    You bastard!
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  27. Etan

    Etan Champion (765) Wisconsin Jul 11, 2011

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  28. azdback

    azdback Advocate (715) Arizona Apr 2, 2004 Beer Trader

    I think these are all funny but I don't understand why brewery's have to do this in the first place. Porn sites don't ask how old you are. I mean what 16 year old is interested in reading about beer from Stone or Three Floyd's etc anyway? It's not like the visiting the site comes with a free sample.
  29. nanobrew

    nanobrew Advocate (645) California Dec 31, 2008

    With the possibility of a law suit putting any of these breweries out of business, why not take the 30 sec to add this feature. I am sure it is something suggested by the lawyers of the breweries. The rational does not need to make since, but the $$$ does.
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  30. jampics2

    jampics2 Champion (850) Ohio Dec 19, 2008 Beer Trader

    I don't think it's lawyers as much as the companies and web designers repeating what the "other guys" have done. I'm not a lawyer (more of a web designer but not exactly that either), but I think the threat of a lawsuit could be alleviated by their website terms of use w/o having to use one of these "splash age-check" pages - they are horrible for the usability, search engine ranking, etc. of the site. It's not like you can buy beer on the vast majority of these sites so I'm not sure what they're afraid of; if it was illegal for the underage to see and read about beer I imagine the supermarket would need to restrict the beer aisle to adults only. As for keeping "kids" out, these are the equivalent of a master lock made out of play dough.
  31. Zaphog

    Zaphog Poobah (1,230) Michigan Sep 23, 2011 Beer Trader

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  32. The Brewers Association's Marketing and Advertising Code recommends it:

    2. A Brewers’ advertising should focus solely on communicating to adult consumers of legal drinking age.

    • Brewers should require disclosure of a viewer’s date of birth at the entry to their websites indicating that a brewers’ products are intended only for those of legal drinking age.
  33. FosterJM

    FosterJM Champion (880) California Nov 16, 2009 Beer Trader

    The Bruery sends you to Google.
    Ithaca sends you to their soda site.

    All I got really.

  34. Bluecane

    Bluecane Initiate (0) New York Dec 30, 2011

    Terrapin's had me hysterical laughing.
  35. julian

    julian Savant (340) Washington May 31, 2008

  36. DanE

    DanE Savant (440) Connecticut Feb 24, 2012

    Justin Bieber now...ahah
  37. ao125

    ao125 Savant (335) Virginia Dec 1, 2010

  38. papat444

    papat444 Poobah (1,640) Quebec (Canada) Dec 28, 2006 Beer Trader

    Don't remember which one but i had clicked on one for the fun of it and it sent me to Barney's webpage, lol.
  39. broodog

    broodog Savant (395) Illinois Jul 18, 2009

  40. Brunite

    Brunite Savant (430) Illinois Sep 21, 2009

    Yes. This is correct and should also be obvious in today's litigious society. Anyone who has owned a business will understand the logic behind the CYA mentality.