Biggest beer pet peeves

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by jzlyo, Apr 18, 2015.

  1. jzlyo

    jzlyo Poo-Bah (1,722) Mar 4, 2012 Iowa

    Mine would definitely be wax sealed bottles with no clip to open the cap.
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  2. Greywulfken

    Greywulfken Poo-Bah (4,375) Aug 25, 2010 New York
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    Easy. No bottle dating.
  3. Lazhal

    Lazhal Devotee (450) Mar 13, 2011 Michigan

    Breweries that make massive quantities of crap and only a few barrels of the stuff heaven must be made of.
  4. Providence

    Providence Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

    I don't know if it's the "biggest" pet peeve of mine, but I'm bummed by the lack of fresh imported lagers.
  5. StartedwithSAM

    StartedwithSAM Devotee (419) Feb 17, 2015 Virginia

    Sticky, residue laden bottles.
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  6. Monkeyknife

    Monkeyknife Poo-Bah (3,007) Jan 8, 2007 Missouri
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    Selling beer on eBay and people hoarding vast amounts of hard-to-get bottles.
  7. Smakawhat

    Smakawhat Poo-Bah (6,714) Mar 18, 2008 Maryland

    ya know what I hate more than no bottle/can dates???

    Indecipherable dating codes that involve me using some other website, or a stupid Mickey Mouse decoder ring or something to understand them...

    It's as if they are trying to mock me or something. .. :angry:
  8. BeerBob

    BeerBob Savant (914) May 30, 2002 Nebraska

    Selling beer labels that no longer have the same beer inside. Leveraging the logo to sell whatever is in the bottle.
    I'm not talking about just changing the beer, I'm talking about buying the brewery, shutting it down, and moving to the U.S.A. and trying to clone the same thing... It's just not the same, it just isn't.
    #8 BeerBob, Apr 18, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2015
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  9. saiyuki411

    saiyuki411 Initiate (0) Jan 13, 2015 Florida

    My biggest pet peeve is buying a $12 bomber just because it "looked cool'. I'm a sap for special releases
  10. Greywulfken

    Greywulfken Poo-Bah (4,375) Aug 25, 2010 New York
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    Hey, if you tossed out your Mickey Mouse decoder ring, that's on you, man :wink:
  11. StartedwithSAM

    StartedwithSAM Devotee (419) Feb 17, 2015 Virginia

    The positive in this is that it has incentivized me to learn how to read Julian dates.
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  12. papat444

    papat444 Initiate (0) Dec 28, 2006 Quebec (Canada)

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  13. Shroud0fdoom

    Shroud0fdoom Poo-Bah (1,591) Oct 31, 2013 Maryland

    It's actually more of a bummer that some will pass them when they are fresh.
  14. Smakawhat

    Smakawhat Poo-Bah (6,714) Mar 18, 2008 Maryland

    There was only one in the cereal box and I ain't buying any Crackerjacks either. ... :slight_smile:
    #14 Smakawhat, Apr 18, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2015
  15. Roose13

    Roose13 Initiate (0) Oct 2, 2012 New Jersey

    Waxing is kinda dumb
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  16. JuicesFlowing

    JuicesFlowing Poo-Bah (2,233) Jul 5, 2009 Kansas

    Not sure if this is what you mean but beer stores with no prices on the bottles or shelves. No price = no purchase for me.
  17. ndepriest

    ndepriest Initiate (199) Feb 21, 2012 Georgia

  18. chipawayboy

    chipawayboy Disciple (398) Oct 26, 2007 Massachusetts

    That my local Trillium is turning me into an alcoholic w those 25oz bottles of 8% DIPAs that just taste so f'n good. Also --- humble brags like me...
  19. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,523) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    You're not missing much by not decoding the messages- they usually just try to get you to buy more Ovaltine.
  20. stingley

    stingley Initiate (108) Sep 21, 2013 Pennsylvania

    "Ice cold" craft beer.
    "Casual dining" restaurants (Applebee's, Red Lobster, etc.) that carry only Sam Adams seasonal... Hey corporate assholes... let your franchisees choose their own taps!
  21. bluehende

    bluehende Poo-Bah (2,058) Dec 10, 2010 Delaware

    No bottling dates and too cold beer are a good start.
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  22. kerry4porters

    kerry4porters Zealot (531) Dec 31, 2012 Arizona

    Thin stouts and porters
  23. offthelevel_bytheplumb

    offthelevel_bytheplumb Initiate (0) Aug 19, 2013 Illinois

    What if the franchisees choose to carry only macro lagers and Samuel Adam's seasonals?
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  24. wsd627

    wsd627 Initiate (0) Nov 18, 2013 Vermont

    getting fucked up and accidentally drink rare/valuable beers that you should enjoy while less intoxicated.
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  25. stingley

    stingley Initiate (108) Sep 21, 2013 Pennsylvania

    Hmm... good point! However, I believe that in my neck of the woods I'd see a lot more Southern Tier, Great Lakes, and a few other local/regional options.
  26. ToddSoonerFan

    ToddSoonerFan Aspirant (292) Aug 23, 2013 Iowa

    Overpriced IPA's and IIPA's. Dear brewer's, there are many more very good to great IPA's for me to purchase. Please keep this in mind when you decide to charge me over $11.00 for a six pack. I've got about 15 differerent choices to pick from. CHEERS!
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  27. Hrodebert

    Hrodebert Aspirant (275) Sep 2, 2013 Michigan

    Bottling dates should be mandatory. Or Brewers should care enough to make it an industry standard.

    Wouldn't you love to sit down and have a chat with some of those guy's that come up with the impossible codes?:angry:
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  28. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Champion (839) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey

    Name one.
  29. JuliusPepperwood

    JuliusPepperwood Aspirant (209) Jul 21, 2013 North Carolina

    Breweries that off 20 different beers but they are all average or below. And the other end, breweries that makes great beer but only have 4 of their 8 beers on draft at a time.
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  30. Smakawhat

    Smakawhat Poo-Bah (6,714) Mar 18, 2008 Maryland

    Which explains why can't some brewers bother to write something on the bottle that 99.9% of the public can easily figure out... so why can't you..?

    Ya know


    Happy frigging New year. ..! :confused:
  31. Eriktheipaman

    Eriktheipaman Savant (938) Sep 4, 2010 California

    Or fresh well made American Lagers for that matter. Although SN Nooner Pils and Summerfest are both super tasty.
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  32. turbotype

    turbotype Initiate (0) Nov 5, 2013 California

    Most (certainly not all!) bourbon barrel aged funk.
    - Putting an OK beer in a barrel doesn't make it 5/5. Stop trying to justify overpriced junk.

    Bottle dating.
    - Should be in big bold print on the bottle in plain format. 01/01/2015

    Overly aggressive "sales specialists" quoting rankings from Beeradvocate.
    - In the grand scheme of things, I do not base a purchase from a ranking.

    Hype associated with this beer or that.
    - It happens and its annoying. Can't really stop it though. But seriously, it's a beer, not a cure for cancer.

    People saying a beer sucks.
    - Taste and feel are relative. Would prefer if people said "That beer just wasn't for me. You try it and see what you think"

    Any non conventional capping method. Metal cap yes. Cork maybe. Wax? Not buying it. Sorry.
    - If you need something other than the taste of your beer and word of mouth to sell your product, your beer might not be as great as you thought.
  33. johnInLA

    johnInLA Crusader (783) Jun 12, 2005 California

    No 32oz or 1 litter growler option at a brewery.
  34. rgordon

    rgordon Champion (873) Apr 26, 2012 North Carolina

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  35. nbrio85

    nbrio85 Initiate (0) Apr 18, 2015 Missouri

    No bottle dates and putting fruit in beer
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  36. TurkeyFeathers

    TurkeyFeathers Initiate (0) Jun 22, 2014 New York

  37. turbotype

    turbotype Initiate (0) Nov 5, 2013 California

    I will bite. A disclaimer though. Taste is relative. What I like or dislike is not going to be the same for you. That being said.

    Rogue Ales.
  38. Explosivemama

    Explosivemama Initiate (0) Jan 4, 2015 California

    the fact that my brain wont let me open the bottles in my stash...its not like im cellaring them, theyre being kept in 60+ degree temps in a cardboard box......
  39. RLM15

    RLM15 Initiate (0) Dec 12, 2013 California

  40. offthelevel_bytheplumb

    offthelevel_bytheplumb Initiate (0) Aug 19, 2013 Illinois

    I'm going to go out on a limb and say that Lazhal was referencing AB InBev.