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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. Shakory

    Shakory Aficionado (185) Wisconsin Jan 10, 2013

    i usually keep it as beer for guests or give it to my buddys who dont care what they drink
  2. I have a few bottles of Columbus winter and its bad. I am saving them for next year. Maybe they will tone down. Any other beer I will share or give away. Always easy to bring them to a big party.

  3. C2H5

    C2H5 Savant (480) Illinois Jan 7, 2012 Beer Trader

    use it to fill up empty bottles of BA Darklord, recap/rewax and trade for whalezz...
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  4. Drink it, obviously.
  5. MtnBiker

    MtnBiker Aficionado (180) Oklahoma Jun 28, 2011

    I wish I had this problem, if I don't like it but it's perfectly ok, I'd keep it around to drink it. These types of beers are buffers that I'll drink first in dire straights before getting to my cellared jewels. I keep said buffers around as much as I can afford too.
  6. dertyd

    dertyd Advocate (520) California Mar 23, 2010 Beer Trader

    There are not many beers that I can't. Tolerate.
    So I almost drink any beer some I like more than others but the only beer I had a hard time drinking was magic hat #9 but I drank it anyway haha I can't see pouring out any beer no matter wut.
  7. yamar68

    yamar68 Champion (910) Minnesota Apr 1, 2011

  8. BlindSalimander

    BlindSalimander Savant (345) Texas Aug 16, 2010

    In the future just do an unannounced tasting at poker night. Just pour tasters and they will at least drink those. Less imposing, doesn't replace the light lager for too long.
  9. Fronds were definitely made.
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  10. fox227

    fox227 Advocate (610) California Nov 19, 2010

    I'm pretty lucky in that if I'm buying it, I will at least enjoy drinking it on some level, since I'm not going to buy beer I don't expect to like. One time a neighbor gave us a case of a BMC offering for helping out with his truck. My room mate looked at me and said, "I don't know what we're going to do with this stuff..." I don't remember, either. We probably gave it away. What's funny is that neither of us were Craft drinkers back then, we just didn't want a fridge filled with that swill.
  11. terrapinfan88

    terrapinfan88 Savant (320) Virginia Nov 15, 2009

    Drink it. Theres still booze in there.
  12. Hanzo

    Hanzo Champion (975) Virginia Feb 27, 2012

    This is why I buy singles. I rarely have beers sitting around from six packs or cases I don't like. If that did happen I would just take it to a party where I know someone will drink it. I have a problem drainpouring stuff.
  13. hctap00

    hctap00 Aficionado (205) Maryland Nov 2, 2012

    Drink it. There's a saying about sex that can also be applied to beer.
  14. MichPaul

    MichPaul Champion (780) Michigan Jan 28, 2012 Beer Trader

    I imagine you driving away in that car in your avatar, but filled with craft instead!!! :)
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  15. Haywire

    Haywire Advocate (560) California Sep 25, 2012 Beer Trader

    I typically give it away to a friend. There's only been a couple of times where I dumped the whole bottle and threw away the rest but it was nowhere near 2 cases.
  16. if i dont like it drink it first i stock my frig with beers i enjoy and also get a few that i havent tried so i drink the worse ones first so i still had good ones later or give them away
  17. jegross2

    jegross2 Champion (760) Illinois Jan 3, 2010 Beer Trader

    I give it away to pschul4
  18. i choke it down
  19. JitsuBrew

    JitsuBrew Aficionado (215) California Jan 30, 2013 Beer Trader

    use it for marinade
  20. Drain pour it if the bottle is open. Otherwise, I will pass it on to my FIL or BIL.
  21. Blueribbon666

    Blueribbon666 Advocate (625) Ohio Jul 4, 2008

    Lol, right and we're the snobby oddballs...whatever, those silly sheep might as well be drinking w/Jim Jones. I don't care what ya' drink let's just agree we like beer & move on, the dueling snobbery is pointless...craft guy vs. macro guy...fancy beer vs. piss water, SILLY...
  22. Mothergoose03

    Mothergoose03 Champion (875) Michigan May 30, 2005 Subscriber

    I agree with the many suggestions for cooking with it. If it is a light-flavored beer I use it to boil shrimp. Dark beers go into a beef and vegetable soup or something like that as long as the beer isn't overly spicy like some winter warmers can be.
  23. drain pour it. Or give it to someone else who might enjoy it.
  24. Andygirl

    Andygirl Savant (280) Michigan Jan 3, 2013

    I really don't care what they drink. They are great guys and harassment is expected and generously given by all. We have since added a new poker guy and he drank 4 craft beers Friday night. He said he liked to taste his beer, so he got the run of the cellar.
  25. Push through it and finish. Make all the sexual joke you like. I have set the stage, you provide the action.
  26. rodlavers

    rodlavers Savant (490) Pennsylvania Jun 20, 2012

    I sometimes save it for guests. Or, I wait until I've had a several good beers, at least 3 or 4, and want maybe one more. Recently, as in last week, I had a bottle of Sculpin that I did not realize had come to me (meaning i pulled it off a shelf without checking the date) with an Enjoy By date of 9/27/12 on it, which sort of disappointed me. I had no idea what I was going to do with it until I had like 4 really good beers last Wednesday decided to drink it. Was not bad at all.
  27. oldedog

    oldedog Savant (310) Connecticut Oct 23, 2012

    Give it to my girlfriend lol
  28. jrbchef

    jrbchef Savant (275) Connecticut Feb 24, 2011

    Waste not, want not.
    If you buy smart the most you should have to suffer through is 5 more.
  29. Well played!
  30. Reserve it for a guest. Worst case scenario, give it away.