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On Tap Liquid Beer Enhancer

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Jason, Jun 7, 2013.

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  1. Jason

    Jason Founder (1,525) Massachusetts Aug 23, 1996 Staff Member

    Products like this are bound to pop up when things get popular, I am not going to knock it as I have not tried it yet. I can only assume the thinking on BA is that if you need an enhancer then you should not be drinking that beer in the first place. Very curious on how it tastes.


    Malaya, velcrogrip, gpawned and 3 others like this.
  2. leftoverburrito

    leftoverburrito Savant (470) Oregon Sep 29, 2011

    I'll stick to my normal beer enhancer. Pizza.
  3. SFACRKnight

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

    The og beer enhancer....

    jasonmason, RockAZ, joelwlcx and 48 others like this.
  4. michaeljstraub

    michaeljstraub Savant (405) Georgia Oct 6, 2012 Beer Trader

    Wake me when you can turn a macro lager into a RIS
    LaneMeyer, mverity, gpawned and 12 others like this.
  5. cavedave

    cavedave Poobah (1,070) New York Mar 12, 2009 Beer Trader

    Did this miss the April 1 edition?
  6. stupac2

    stupac2 Advocate (565) California Feb 22, 2011

    I hope the have terrible commercials with a bunch of awful talking animals.
  7. jmarce

    jmarce Savant (350) Connecticut May 15, 2011

    So I carry this bottle around in my murse when I'm out on the town and then whip it out when I'm forced to go to a BMC only bar so I can add more "craft flavor" to my beer? yea, no thanks.
  8. Knifestyles

    Knifestyles Savant (465) New York Jun 7, 2005

    Let me know when they offer a Woodruff flavor...
  9. draheim

    draheim Poobah (1,120) Washington Sep 18, 2010 Beer Trader

    Tell that to the folks over at ExtenZe :p
    5thOhio and kirkse like this.
  10. Leon86

    Leon86 Zealot (80) Virginia Jun 6, 2013

    Someone should tell these guys that you cant make chicken shit (bad beer) into chicken salad (good beer). I couldn't come up with a clever way to make it more beer related.

    I "might" try it on some BMC beer or something if I find a free sample. I certainly will not pay for it.
    BedetheVenerable, Geuzedad and Jason like this.
  11. stakem

    stakem Poobah (1,025) Pennsylvania Feb 20, 2009 Beer Trader

    Haha suckers. They had no limit so I bought them all. That's right people, I am the exclusive owner of batch 1 on tap american enhancer.


    I might trade a squirt if anyone has some Don Quijokesies and Dave.

    "Add our liquid beer enhancer to any domestic beer and enjoy a craft brew taste at a fraction of the cost."
    -So you're telling me this is the way to make Lagunitas Not Sucks?
  12. LambicPentameter

    LambicPentameter Champion (950) Michigan Aug 29, 2012 Beer Trader

    What I don't get...

    I'm presuming the point is to make a BMC less macro-y. But if that's the point, then why the crap are the two "flavors" Pale Ale and American Ale? And what is "American Ale"? And how is it different from a macro lager? (please refrain from smartass comments about Ale =/= Lager)

    If you're going to do this (a decision which is in and of itself questionable), I would think you either want to go hardcore all-in marketing to craft beer fans, and have flavors like Double IPA and BA Stout, or you'd want to market towards people who aren't craft beer fans at all, and make the flavors things like Raspberry Wheat or Fruit Lager.
  13. brywhite

    brywhite Poobah (1,220) California Aug 27, 2009 Verified

    I've secretly been hoping for a DIPA flavored MiO type product for times when I wanted a beer but had to drink bottled water... like while driving... or at work.
    Spikester, KevSal, KWMiles and 7 others like this.
  14. ant880

    ant880 Advocate (655) New York Nov 7, 2010

    So...I can buy a 20pk of Bud for $13, then a "Pale Ale" enhancer for $4.99 to change 18 of those beers into a fake Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. Or, I can buy two six packs of actual Sierra Nevada Pale Ale at $9.99 each? I think I'll spend the extra $1.99...
  15. LambicPentameter

    LambicPentameter Champion (950) Michigan Aug 29, 2012 Beer Trader

    Turn your macro lager into a craft beer for twice the price and half the quality!

    - OnTap Slogan
  16. Jason

    Jason Founder (1,525) Massachusetts Aug 23, 1996 Staff Member

    Love that they use "domestic" in their marketing ... so this product does not work on imports? ;)
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  17. billandsuz

    billandsuz Savant (460) New York Sep 1, 2004

    ok, so it's not a product intended for the typical BA demographic.
    still, how many of these truly fucking awful beer ideas will people throw money at?

    this will end up on the shelf of your local $ Store in a few months.
  18. BearsOnAcid

    BearsOnAcid Advocate (745) Massachusetts Mar 17, 2009 Beer Trader

    Are the specific flavors recommended for enhancing that style of beer or can I dump it into any flavorless swill and have it become a pale ale?
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  19. jmarce

    jmarce Savant (350) Connecticut May 15, 2011

    I'm guessing that if you try to put American Ale enhancer in something like Stella it rejects it and it floats on top of the beer like oil and water.
  20. One is already produced: cat pee!
  21. Benish

    Benish Advocate (720) Wisconsin Mar 13, 2013 Beer Trader

    This product reminds me of the food people were eating in the movie Demolition Man if anybody remembers this.
  22. No bourbon flavor?
    basickness, Wug and herrburgess like this.
  23. Mitch Steele wrote about Bert Grant carrying around hop oil to add to any beer he felt wasn't hoppy enough. I could get behind a novelty item like that.
  24. Jason

    Jason Founder (1,525) Massachusetts Aug 23, 1996 Staff Member

    The lambic version will come with vinegar and a horse's blanket :rolleyes:
  25. ktblue22

    ktblue22 Aficionado (230) Vermont Feb 15, 2013

    Does anyone notice the chocolate syrup coming out of these cans??
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  26. Cenosillicaphobe

    Cenosillicaphobe Savant (360) Maine Jul 24, 2011

    What's next? Liquid Barrel, made from beaver anus extract?
    Wug, johnyb, tronester and 2 others like this.
  27. Dude, that is too good. I can actually see people adding it to their Lindemanns Framboise
  28. Leon86

    Leon86 Zealot (80) Virginia Jun 6, 2013

    Use the 3 sea shells!
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  29. JrGtr

    JrGtr Savant (460) Massachusetts Apr 13, 2006 Verified

    I'm still trying to figure out exactly what it is - is it a Mio for beer?
    is it alcohol? It is basically hop extract? malt extract? a combination?
    Does it make Bud Light taste like Regular Bud, or Sam Adams?
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  30. Jaycase

    Jaycase Poobah (1,015) Illinois Jan 13, 2007 Beer Trader

  31. Couldn't find anything on what exactly is in it. My guess is probably some Lme and hop extract.
  32. rather

    rather Savant (445) California May 31, 2013

    lol that's silly but i am curious how it tastes.
  33. VTMoondog

    VTMoondog Aficionado (180) Vermont Apr 14, 2013

    WTF indeed.
    They will get their ( think W.C. Fields) market of buyers.
  34. Knifestyles

    Knifestyles Savant (465) New York Jun 7, 2005

    "Adjust to taste"......... but without actually tasting it.

    Got it.
  35. ktblue22

    ktblue22 Aficionado (230) Vermont Feb 15, 2013

    Amazing!!!!! hahahahaha

    "You're gonna regret that decision for the rest of your life - BOTH SECONDS OF IT!"
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  36. ktblue22

    ktblue22 Aficionado (230) Vermont Feb 15, 2013

    They were dumb enough to put a comment section....
  37. Stugotzo

    Stugotzo Advocate (505) Florida Jun 13, 2012

    Since Magic Hat #9 sued West Sixth, is Lagunitas next in line to make a killing in the courtroom?

    [​IMG] [​IMG]
  38. ImperialStoat

    ImperialStoat Savant (355) Ireland May 20, 2009

    I guess this is for the people who say they like coffee and then order a mocha-chocha-latte-hazelnut-bullshit from Starbucks.
    JrGtr, alysmith4, sliverX and 6 others like this.
  39. LambicPentameter

    LambicPentameter Champion (950) Michigan Aug 29, 2012 Beer Trader

    At least they were smart enough to moderate them. Makes one wonder just what kind of comments will be approved for publication.
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