Beer Bummers

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  1. Ohiovania

    Ohiovania Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2008 Ohio

    What's your beer bummer?

    I just popped the top on a growler of a one-off Four Roses BA Imperial Stout to discover they accidentally gave me the wrong beer. Keg kicked 4 days ago or else I'd drive back up to the brewery to get the right beer.

    Luckily I did have a tiny sample at the brewery, which was phenomenal, but man-o-man was I looking forward to this growler.

    Misery loves company, haha. So if you have a story, share it.
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  2. hophugger

    hophugger Poo-Bah (2,313) Mar 5, 2014 Virginia

    Buying a beer that I have never tried, only to get home, take a sip, and its awful, because it is old or expired !!!
  3. DaverCS

    DaverCS Initiate (0) Dec 9, 2014 Arizona

    Buying a beer I have never tried before, only to get home, take a sip, and it is awful! Wasting money on bad beer is terrible in general!

    If the beer is both old and bad, that's even worse!!!

    I also hate gushers! Goodbye 1/2 of a potentially amazing beer!!! :angry:
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  4. --Dom--

    --Dom-- Initiate (0) Dec 22, 2012 Missouri

    Anchor Christmas ale... I drain poured the one I opened and took the other 5 to a random Christmas party and left them there.
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  5. hopnado

    hopnado Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2014 Michigan

    Got 2 bottles of dark penace last week, didn't realize they were from 2014. 2015 dark penance doesn't hit til October. Good strategy by the the old shit from last year right before the new stuff comes out
  6. mudbug

    mudbug Defender (606) Mar 27, 2009 Oregon

    Voodoo Doughnut Abomination. Paid 15 bucks each for three of them and took them to a block party. Opened one to share and saw them all go down the drain, tried to leave the other two and found them on my porch in the morning. Bummer
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  7. akrz47

    akrz47 Initiate (0) May 31, 2014 Massachusetts

    Bought an entire box of stuff from Trillium once. I think the lady who works the counter doesn't know how to read or something, because every single beer was wrong when I got home. And they hand pick everything out for you one beer at a time, one customer at a time, so it's not like I "grabbed someone else's box." Anyway, they didn't respond to my phone message about getting the wrong beers and didn't reserve it for me per my request (as some were limited), so my opinion of Trillium people has been pretty negative ever since. I say people, because yeah of course I still love the effing beer haha. But that really prevents me from ever loving the brewery. Kinda sucks.
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  8. lester619

    lester619 Initiate (0) Apr 17, 2009 Wisconsin

    I've got to try that voodoo doughnut stuff someday. Morbid curiosity.
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  9. mudbug

    mudbug Defender (606) Mar 27, 2009 Oregon

    Nothing like a good dose of self loathing.
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  10. akrz47

    akrz47 Initiate (0) May 31, 2014 Massachusetts

    Hahaha same sentiment. Curiosity, though not looking forward to it. "Morbid" is a good descriptor :stuck_out_tongue:
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  11. Shroud0fdoom

    Shroud0fdoom Initiate (0) Oct 31, 2013 Maryland

    Opening a "Rare" beer just to like Shelf options a bit More :slight_frown:.
  12. Raime

    Raime Meyvn (1,321) Jun 4, 2012 Greenland

    Spending $20 on a bomber only to find out it was mishandled and the cap was busted just enough for it to leak.

    Tried explaining it to the owner, but he wasn't buying it. Half my fault for not inspecting the bottle.
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  13. The_Snow_Bird

    The_Snow_Bird Poo-Bah (1,760) May 7, 2015 Florida

    I bought a bottle of Terrapin pumpkinfest from my local abc, the next day went to open it and saw on the side of the label say seasonal 2013. Called Terrapin the next day and they said it wouldn't taste good. That abc or the supplier must have kept it in the stockroom shelves over the season. They ended up sending me a tee shirt and abc traded that bottle for a bottle of devil dancer.
  14. MelFreedman

    MelFreedman Initiate (0) Aug 26, 2015 Massachusetts

    Uh oh...isn't that the one I got for you Jen_Red???
  15. Lazhal

    Lazhal Devotee (466) Mar 13, 2011 Michigan

    You see the hype online...

    You read the reviews online...

    You think this is going to be right up your alley...

    You call the store...

    You check facebook...

    You call the store the next day...

    You spend your lunch break finally getting a bottle...

    You chill it...

    You speed up the chill with your favorite freezer method...

    You pop the top...

    ...and it isn't what you hoped.

    THAT is my beer bummer
  16. Hendrick24

    Hendrick24 Initiate (0) Sep 6, 2013 Wisconsin

    Trying countless hyped, limited stouts only to discover I still prefer the easy to get FIS to all of them.
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  17. edd562

    edd562 Initiate (0) Jun 11, 2014 California

    I have a list of beers I want to try some rare and some that sit on shelves at bevmo or total wine, I finally got a chance to acquire chocolate sombrero from clown shoes, I left it on the table for hours, I finally get around to open it and it was a gusher! There was maybe like 3-4 ounces in the bottle. I contacted clown shoes and they send me a replacement along with a nice little treat. Gotta love them.
  18. Beef_Curtains

    Beef_Curtains Initiate (0) Oct 14, 2013 Ohio

    drinking a growler of a dipa by myself and then throwing up everywhere
  19. PourMore

    PourMore Initiate (0) Oct 4, 2014 Florida

    I have much respect for Hof Ten Dormaal, but... I had this beer (link) and something must have gone wrong in bottling or shipping. Because it was flat as flat can be. Tasted pretty good, but couldn't drink the whole bottle by myself with ZERO carbonation.
  20. mudbug

    mudbug Defender (606) Mar 27, 2009 Oregon

    Thats either a rights of passage or a BA faildebummer
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  21. Ipaupaweallpa

    Ipaupaweallpa Initiate (0) Dec 26, 2014 Alabama

    Bought some Lagunitas daytime the other week, OH! look! the Julian code is in the 200s this is way fresh . bought it. Got home. Look to the right, the year code is 2014. An almost entire year old six pack. Still were good, but man what a bummer.

    Also buying some Ruination 2.0 that was 3 weeks past date because I couldn't find any more sixers since my first months back, only to realize that stuff does turn way bitter in not a good way.
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  22. jzeilinger

    jzeilinger Poo-Bah (7,881) Dec 4, 2004 Pennsylvania
    Society Trader

    Had that happen a few times with Lagunitas also, I really enjoy their beers but I hate their bottle dating. Just put a "normal" date on the bottle, I'm tired of doing internet research every time I want to buy one of their IPA's. :confused:
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  23. donspublic

    donspublic Poo-Bah (1,983) Aug 4, 2014 Texas
    Society Trader

    Going to pile on Lagunitas here, cannot get it fresh in Houston. Luckily I can catch it on tap every now and then. So I end up paying a $3 premium and have to guzzle it in 3 days
  24. the_trystero

    the_trystero Initiate (0) Mar 19, 2013 California

    Two nights ago I gave myself a good pour of Fundamental Observation, the cat jumped up on the coffee table, didn't see my beer there, knocked it on to the floor, I lost my favorite tulip along with about 7oz of FO, and the couch was soaked with an imperial stout. Fucking cat.
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  25. Rothobinide

    Rothobinide Initiate (0) Jun 28, 2014 California

    Friend of mine filled a growler with Kern River's anniversary Triple IPA, only to have it tip over and leak completely out in his car on the way down the mountain
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  26. BernieO

    BernieO Initiate (0) Apr 15, 2015 California

    Lord Hobo Steal This Can and Bitch Creek ESB.
  27. Goldstar81

    Goldstar81 Initiate (0) Jul 15, 2010 California

    Holding onto a beer too long when you know you should have opened it months ago. Had a 2010 rose de gam earlier this week. It was good but the fruit is definitely falling off. Probably should have opened it 2-3 years ago. It was a bummer.
  28. upsbeernut

    upsbeernut Aspirant (276) Sep 22, 2011 Georgia

    Leaving a beer in the freezer too long, waiting for 12:30 to come on a Sunday, and finding a new IPA after you already bought your allotment for the week.
  29. upsbeernut

    upsbeernut Aspirant (276) Sep 22, 2011 Georgia

    Big growler?
  30. tillmac62

    tillmac62 Initiate (0) Oct 2, 2013 South Carolina

    Being told by TW that "no we don't have it, our inventory is wrong."
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  31. upsbeernut

    upsbeernut Aspirant (276) Sep 22, 2011 Georgia

    Also not finishing your growler in 3 days. FLAT!
  32. Tsar_Riga

    Tsar_Riga Poo-Bah (2,554) Sep 9, 2013 Indiana

    That isn't a bummer. FIS is easy to get and you can stock it up when it is available. Stop trying limited stouts, and you'll save a lot of money, too.
  33. JouerAvecLeFeu

    JouerAvecLeFeu Crusader (724) Apr 17, 2015 Washington

    Last week, I went to our little neighborhood taproom. They had Evil Twin's Imperial Biscotti Break on tap - for $8.50 a pop. I decide to bite the bullet and get a glass. I take one sip and I knew they gave me the wrong beer. It tasked like root beer. It had a very pronounced liquorice flavor - not the coffee stout goodness that I have had before. I tried to explain to the person behind the counter that this was not the right beer. But they wouldn't listen and said it was supposed to taste like that... I put the glass down and walked out.
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  34. jrnyc

    jrnyc Meyvn (1,149) Mar 21, 2010 New York

    I stopped buying Lagunitas because of their invisible, hard to decipher bottle dates. So much great beer out there, I just move on to the next brewer with legible dates.
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  35. lambpasty

    lambpasty Initiate (0) May 3, 2013 New Hampshire

    Buying a hyped BA Stout and hating it, but not being sure if it sucked/something was wrong with it or it's just my palate immaturity with that style.
  36. Wolfhead

    Wolfhead Initiate (0) Sep 1, 2009 Illinois

    Many years ago, pool party and I'm working on the girl to go out, she finally says yes and can I please have one of your beers, Bingo, I run to the cooler and running back I fall with unopened bottles in each hand, both broke and both hands were quite lacerated, way too much blood to set up a date. Hands are still scarred and I don't remember her name.
  37. JimmyTheDook

    JimmyTheDook Initiate (23) Oct 27, 2011 Texas

    Everyone's experiences are different but I have never seen a cat knock something off a table accidentally and I just can't picture it happening. Sorry about your beer, tulip, and couch. I hope the couch wears the stain like a battle scar and it is a nice conversation piece.
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  38. JimmyTheDook

    JimmyTheDook Initiate (23) Oct 27, 2011 Texas

    That happened to me! I saw it in their inventory online, called the store and got verification, and then raced to get there only to be told the same thing. It was Parabola and it was a naive moment on my part that it would just be sitting there but that is why I called. What beer did you miss out on?
  39. LuskusDelph

    LuskusDelph Initiate (0) May 1, 2008 New Jersey

    Unfortunately that happens all too often these days. I stopped buying full sixpacks of previously untried beers years ago once I realized that 50% of the time, the beer is lousy (with the inflated prices adding insult to injury).
  40. surfcaster

    surfcaster Zealot (553) Apr 20, 2013 North Carolina

    Westbrook being hard to get one state away.:slight_frown:
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