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What do you do with beer you don't like?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Andygirl, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. gatornation

    gatornation Poobah (1,285) Minnesota Apr 18, 2007 Beer Trader

    two things
    kill slugs in the garden with it
    cook with it
  2. ? What if its just a vile beer, not necessarily an improperly stored beer that has gone bad but a beer that was not formulated correctly due to improper chemistry or bad brewing practices?
  3. Strafefire

    Strafefire Aspirant (25) Jan 27, 2013

    Had this problem with a ten bottle pack of Wychwood Forest Fruit beer at Christmas. No clue what they were trying to achieve, make alcoholic raspberry vinegerette is the winning bet so far.

    Passed it on to my little brother on Christmas day after he polished off the last of the Kraken rum, and I just cracked on with the box of Budvar Dark. A merry Christmas was had by all.
  4. e9cheef

    e9cheef Aspirant (25) Jan 27, 2013

    Act like an Immature, masculine guy of 74 years old and drink it. You may die tomorrow.
  5. mecummins

    mecummins Savant (425) Illinois Nov 16, 2012

    Well, you've already tried giving it away to friends, so I won 't suggest taking it to a Super Bowl party next week (guess I just did anyway.). Are there any sort of clubs around you, like a VFW or a church who might be having a Super Bowl party? I'll bet they would be happy for a donation.
  6. Andygirl

    Andygirl Savant (280) Michigan Jan 3, 2013

    I found a local BA to take it off my hands!
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  7. davek72

    davek72 Aficionado (170) Iowa Oct 23, 2012 Beer Trader

    I had that problem with a couple of cans (yes cans) and a few bottles. I gave them to my brother and asked his opinion. He's the guy that introduced me to good beers! Sorry bro! Still love you man! :-D
  8. Andygirl

    Andygirl Savant (280) Michigan Jan 3, 2013

    Seriously, you sound just like my dad. If it is you, bring me up some Cigar City when you come back. :D
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  9. Auror

    Auror Advocate (730) Massachusetts Jan 1, 2010 Beer Trader

    I've got a shelf in my fridge I've designated as "roommates may drink any beer on this shelf." Problem takes care of itself.
  10. Andygirl

    Andygirl Savant (280) Michigan Jan 3, 2013

    My roommate is pickier than me, so that hasn't helped.
  11. raffels

    raffels Savant (310) West Virginia Dec 12, 2009

    I tried the slug bait thing last spring with some unwanted Blue Moon. The slugs left threatening notes on my door...
  12. Dude...WTF is wrong with you? Bring it to a party whereas you're looked at as the guy who HOOKED IT UP, and leave it there...giving the facade that your generous and likeable. ;-)

    Although I've never bought "cases" of beer I didn't care for.
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  13. cleeze

    cleeze Savant (300) Maine Nov 24, 2008

    I'd bathe in it...
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  14. djaeon

    djaeon Champion (755) California Oct 2, 2006

    I drink it, or my wife will bake/cook with it. But I've never purchased 2, let alone 1, case of anything I haven't tried before to know whether or not I like it.
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  15. Andygirl is a she bro
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  16. nc41

    nc41 Champion (855) North Carolina Sep 25, 2008 Beer Trader

    I give tons of beer away to friends, that's the ticket.
  17. JoeyBeerBelly

    JoeyBeerBelly Initiate (0) New York Dec 15, 2006

    is this a trick question?
  18. craigo19

    craigo19 Savant (330) Michigan Oct 12, 2009

    Cook with it.
  19. taxman

    taxman Savant (285) Illinois Feb 22, 2012

    I give it to my son and his friends in college. They'll drink anything!
  20. teal

    teal Aficionado (195) Wisconsin May 3, 2012

    This and as I read it, she doesn't have cases of 1 beer she dislikes. She had several beers she didn't care for, knew she wasn't going to enjoy and they added up to a large quantity - might even been 2 cases worth.
    And having read the posts - it appears she has donated them to another BA here who will take/use and enjoy them.

    No harm, no foul.
  21. I don't think I've ever had cases of beer that I wouldn't drink but I've probably accumulated a 12-pack at a time over the course of a few months. I tend to host several BBQs and cookouts over the summer and a number of parties over the fall-winter-spring. My parties are always BYOB and some beer always gets left behind, often stuff I wouldn't drink but almost always craft and/or faux-craft. I usually just leave it out in the beer bucket when people are over and it eventually gets gone. For the non-craft stuff, I just use it to cook with.
  22. So....You've never made that comment out of habit whether a girl or a guy? I'm all about equal treatment here on BA. Remember...nice guys finish last.
  23. Andygirl

    Andygirl Savant (280) Michigan Jan 3, 2013

    I don't have cases of any one beer I don't like. There are no singles shops near me so I buy a 4 or 6. If I decide I don't like it then I try and pass it off on one of the guys on poker night. Since they are all afraid of anything darker than water, it sits here. Since letting beer just sit ruins my storage capacity for stuff I do like, I am giving it to a fellow BA who I am sure will think I am generous and likeable when he drives away with 2 cases of beer.
  24. Bear1964

    Bear1964 Savant (420) Nebraska Dec 12, 2012

    Agree with that, mix-a-six rocks and I do it as often as I can!
  25. njhopspop

    njhopspop Savant (345) New Jersey Oct 17, 2010

    Either bring it to the next party you're invited to or cook with it. beer makes a damn fine brine for pulled pork. :)
  26. assman79

    assman79 Savant (490) Wisconsin May 30, 2009

    I yell at it and tell it how dissapointed in it i am. Then i make it sit in a corner and face the wall.
  27. diesel59

    diesel59 Savant (410) New York Jan 3, 2012

    drink it..............
  28. krl2112

    krl2112 Advocate (680) Illinois Nov 10, 2012 Beer Trader

    Why would u buy 2 cases of something before u know if u like it or not? I would either bring it to a party or include as extras with various trades
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  29. kojevergas

    kojevergas Poobah (1,200) Colorado Aug 15, 2010 Beer Trader

    I drink it. But then, as some have noted, I do not buy lots of one type of beer without knowing full well that I like it.
  30. Envelopes

    Envelopes Savant (420) Ohio Aug 26, 2012

    Start a LIF or start trading and use the non-IPA stuff as extras?
  31. teal

    teal Aficionado (195) Wisconsin May 3, 2012

    I'm assuming some of you haven't read the posts - she didn't buy 2 cases of Clamato - she bought various 6 packs as it was available to her to try - some she liked, others she didn't. Those ended up in the "pile of beer I don't like" and it adds up to 2 cases worth of beer which she's given to another BA for their enjoyment.
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  32. Nectar

    Nectar Savant (310) New Jersey Jan 17, 2013

    Either drink them as a night cap for a good buzz, or stop buying beer just cause.

    I mean seriously, how could you have 2 CASES of beer you don't like? Do you even know what you like?

    Edit: don't meanto sound like a dick. Any atores have a mix a six nearby? I mean I drink a new beer every night, and even at that rate it'd take years to fill 2 cases
  33. Use them to have broken bottle fights with my friends and finish what's left to drink the pain away. Actually, I just give them to my little brother and his friends. Frankly, the amount of alcohol they can put away scares me.
  34. Circleo12

    Circleo12 Advocate (640) South Carolina Nov 12, 2012 Beer Trader

    Oh goodness AG....well you know I already love Well's Banana Bread based on that thread it was mentioned in before.
    Shorts Woodmaster is solid, but IMO, Sam Adams version may have beat it out.
    Arcadia Coco Loco was ok, nothing special to me either.
    Hopslam...I wouldn't even buy. Hoppyness, no thanks!

    Funny how different folks are though, on BA.
  35. Power through until you have crushed every can and bottle. Repeat.
  36. BrittEBurke

    BrittEBurke Events Manager (400) Massachusetts Apr 17, 2009 Staff Member Fest Crew Subscriber Beer Trader

    If you're looking to cook with it, I recommend checking out the Homebrew Chef's website. He has a great collection of recipes for almost every style.
  37. Festina Peche isn't really a Berliner...
  38. Touche.
  39. Andygirl

    Andygirl Savant (280) Michigan Jan 3, 2013

    I do not have a singles shop near me. I am trying to expand beyond the same style of beer that has been my go to style for years, some don't suit me. What's the issue?
  40. JamesMN

    JamesMN Savant (420) Minnesota Jul 12, 2012

    Tick one and then pass the rest off to friends who don't know any better. Of course they will feel obliged to return the favor next time we're out for a drink.
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