Best Thread of 2018

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by beertunes, Jan 1, 2019.

  1. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (5,683) Sep 24, 2007 Washington
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    Now that the year is past, what is your vote for Thread of the Year?

    My vote goes to a thread from early in the year, "Can beer be too fresh".

    We came full circle from " beer can't possibly be fresh enough" to "well, maybe, a couple weeks in the can ain't bad".

    That thread didn't have the legs of the "kids in bars" and "controversial opinions" threads, but it was my favorite.
     
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  2. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (2,172) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    Tough one. I really like "Post a picture of your latest beer haul" because it provides a lot of great information on distribution and is great fun, so this gets my vote.

    Another fun one is the ongoing "Controversial Beer Opinions" thread which I was surprised was never stopped and/or deleted. And of course, WBAYDN and NBS are a key attraction of the site.
     
  3. cavedave

    cavedave Poo-Bah (2,468) Mar 12, 2009 New York
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    Started in February, over 4K posts and 165K views, some righteous vitriol, some genuine peavishness, and little redeeming value of any kind- gotta be Controversial Opinions
     
  4. laketang

    laketang Savant (984) Mar 22, 2015 Illinois
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    Kids in taprooms... Great entertainment!
     
  5. TheGent

    TheGent Meyvn (1,442) Jun 29, 2010 New Jersey
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    You mean this one? :wink:

    https://www.beeradvocate.com/community/threads/new-england-ipa-release-only-when-ready.553873/
     
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  6. dcotom

    dcotom Poo-Bah (2,038) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
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    The Controversial Beer Opinions Thread, hands down. It's good to know that whenever I come up with a sarcastic rant, no matter how tangentially beer-related, I will always have the appropriate place to stick it.
     
  7. eppCOS

    eppCOS Crusader (747) Jun 27, 2015 Colorado
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    Yeah, +1 on the controversial beer opinions thread, in agreement. I mean, that way you don't have to "vote" for any single thread, but rather the one that reflects the best of/worst of our internet rage tendencies, like vintage e-potpourri for angry folks.
    CHEERS!
     
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  8. rozzom

    rozzom Crusader (760) Jan 22, 2011 New York
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    Hill Farmstead Bait & Switch

    Didn’t have the staying power of some of the others already mentioned. But as far as the actual OP goes it was a work of art.
     
  9. Coronaeus

    Coronaeus Crusader (767) Apr 21, 2014 Ontario (Canada)
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    The college football BIF thread has been a must read for me. I always leave it slightly unsure as to whether or not the participants are just great friends who are adept at forum trash talk, or actually hate each other.
     
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  10. zid

    zid Savant (931) Feb 15, 2010 New York

    Surprised the Trillium thread hasn’t been mentioned yet. Although it was about as much fun as burning your arm, it still had a genuine ripple effect beyond this site.
     
  11. zid

    zid Savant (931) Feb 15, 2010 New York

    At one point those two threads were indistinguishable from each other.
     
  12. FatBoyGotSwagger

    FatBoyGotSwagger Meyvn (1,137) Apr 4, 2009 Pennsylvania

    The customary tipping thread was a good read as well.
     
  13. rgordon

    rgordon Champion (872) Apr 26, 2012 North Carolina

    Kids, breweries, and dogs mixed equals a good controversial read and venting zone. Being snowed in even made that stuff fresh.
     
  14. JayORear

    JayORear Meyvn (1,024) Feb 22, 2012 New York
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    Until all the "best" responses from what's-his-name were deleted. I think he was also banned from the site (?)
     
  15. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Champion (872) Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts

    It’s gotta be this one.

    Any thread that had articles written about it in the Globe, Paste...etc. and caused one of the major players in the craft industry to drastically alter their pay structure has to be number one.
     
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  16. FatBoyGotSwagger

    FatBoyGotSwagger Meyvn (1,137) Apr 4, 2009 Pennsylvania

    His trip to subway may have been erased from the site but not from my mind. I think that was some next level trolling.
     
  17. TheGent

    TheGent Meyvn (1,442) Jun 29, 2010 New Jersey
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    What makes you say that?
     
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  18. ZebulonXZogg

    ZebulonXZogg Defender (681) May 5, 2015 Illinois
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    Best thread? Easy answer.
    #1 Post a picture of your latest beer haul.
    #2 WBAYDN
    #3 NBS
    I haven't seen my #4 listed yet. It would be which NEIPA sucks the least.
     
  19. thebeers

    thebeers Poo-Bah (2,329) Sep 10, 2014 Pennsylvania
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    Not sure about 2018, but best of ALL TIME? Snulip.

    @Lingenbrau
     
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  20. Lingenbrau

    Lingenbrau Poo-Bah (2,958) Apr 9, 2011 Oregon

    Haha! The Snulip thread was amazing.
     
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  21. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (5,683) Sep 24, 2007 Washington
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    Vermont Crash Pad. I think that was @chipawayboy ?
     
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  22. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (5,683) Sep 24, 2007 Washington
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    @sierranevallgash?
     
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  23. Squire

    Squire Poo-Bah (2,073) Jul 16, 2015 Mississippi
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    I liked almost equally the threads that turned out to be funny or thought provoking.
     
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  24. chipawayboy

    chipawayboy Disciple (398) Oct 26, 2007 Massachusetts

  25. rozzom

    rozzom Crusader (760) Jan 22, 2011 New York
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  26. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Poo-Bah (2,246) Feb 23, 2012 New Jersey
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    I'm a fan of each year's Dark Lord thread.
    Also the Yale Terrace thread can be quite entertaining.
     
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  27. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Champion (839) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey

    The now closed Yale Terrace Brewing Cranford NJ thread.
     
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  28. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Champion (839) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey

    beat me to the punch by about a second!
     
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  29. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Champion (872) Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts

    I think threads that are year round are a separate category. More like "best threads of all time", or "best continual threads".
     
  30. Ranbot

    Ranbot Zealot (547) Nov 27, 2006 Pennsylvania

    Yeah. That Trillium thread was epic. 32 pages covering labor practices that made national news, policies of selling trub, claims that a tequila barreled beer was just tequila dumped in and called "brewer's magic". At least the labor issue had a happy ending. That discussion takes the cake for 2018. No contest.

    For people's reference: https://www.beeradvocate.com/commun...loyee-alleges-deceptive-biz-practices.596521/
     
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  31. FBarber

    FBarber Poo-Bah (2,506) Mar 5, 2016 Illinois
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    1. Controversial opinions thread - holy hell does that thread have 9 lives ...
    2. Tipping on beer - Was he a troll or not? I guess we'll never know ...
    3. Kids in taprooms - nothing like kids and dogs in taprooms to bring out calm, rational discussion ...
    4. Trillium Thread - yikes.
     
  32. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (2,172) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    Maybe you had to be there. I just went back and read it, and it was the typical back-and-forth on glass styles. It did get me wondering what glass style my favorite Snörkel glass is. I have seen it called a tulip, a snifter, a snulip, a Belgian, or even a goblet. Looks like it's most commonly called a Belgian, but Belgian might be the more formal name for a snulip.
     
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  33. thebeers

    thebeers Poo-Bah (2,329) Sep 10, 2014 Pennsylvania
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    Can you please post the thread link? I’d like to relive the glory, but can’t find it.
     
  34. Coronaeus

    Coronaeus Crusader (767) Apr 21, 2014 Ontario (Canada)
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    Ok. I change my vote. That Yale Terrace thread is gold, and it got better as it grew in length. I’m heading over to subscribe to the 2019 one now and will begin suggesting to my wife New Jersey as a vacation destination later this evening.
     
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  35. Amendm

    Amendm Disciple (390) Jun 7, 2018 Rhode Island
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    “Do You Brush Your Teeth Before Drinking?”

    I had recently joined the club when that one came out.
    I thought this place was crazy, then it got better.
     
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  36. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (2,172) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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  37. zid

    zid Savant (931) Feb 15, 2010 New York

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  38. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (2,172) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    Must be. I searched for every thread that mentions "snulip". Most were WBAYDN and NBS. I skipped those and looked at the rest, but none looked like they were the one.
     
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  39. thebeers

    thebeers Poo-Bah (2,329) Sep 10, 2014 Pennsylvania
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    It was a thread where a relatively-new BA posted a treatise about how most glasses posing as tulips these days are really snulips because they aren’t flared out at the top. IIRC, he had diagrams and everything. The post attracted a huge number of snide remarks. I hope the OP is still here, but I had the impression he was more or less run off the site.

    He probably didn’t invent the term snulip, but he certainly introduced me and a lot of other people to it. It’s impressive that there’s been more than 200 posts that use the term on this site since then.
     
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  40. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (2,172) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    Just found that it was the best thread of 2016, still looking.
     
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