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Bringing beer to another party/get together!?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by thecraftculture, Jan 18, 2013.

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  1. thecraftculture

    thecraftculture Nov 28, 2012 Florida
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    I tend to bring beer that I believe everyone will join. Not all my friends are into craft beer and I want more friends to enjoy the beer I do. I will bring a random hefeweizen/wheat beer or something local that they can relate too.

    Do you bring beer to your friends house with the intent in sharing!?
  2. Nectar

    Nectar Jan 17, 2013 New Jersey

    Most of the time I go to a friends house, its for a tasting. That said, yes I normally do bring somethong to a tasting.

    I normally don't go to parties where the intention is just to get drunk. Makes it easier. Anytime im going somewhere to drink, its for quality beer.
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  3. thecraftculture

    thecraftculture Nov 28, 2012 Florida
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    I need new friends.
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  4. devlishdamsel

    devlishdamsel Aug 1, 2009 Washington

    i always share my beer!
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  5. mecummins

    mecummins Nov 16, 2012 Illinois

    I usually bring some beer that I enjoy and I always share. It insures that there will be something there that I will drink and it can be a great ice breaker too if it's a party where you may not know a lot of guests.
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  6. vertigelt1

    vertigelt1 Nov 11, 2009 Texas

    It really depends on the crowd. I recently went to a party that was essentially a French salon (where the purpose of the gathering was intellectually stimulating conversation about some heady topic or another). I brought some bombers and 750ml bottles of some special beers I'd picked up for the event. I also brought some Crispin ciders. I brought my own glassware for myself and a few tasters for anyone who wanted to try. At another party, a game night, the hosts can't stand beer of any kind, though their guests are craft-aware and game to try beers that aren't TOO daring. So, I bring one or two bombers of something mild but interesting and a few six packs of something like Firestone Walker Double Barrel Ale or SNPA. Something that I used to drink around the bonfire out of the bottle, and if I had to, I can drink from the bottle again without losing much of the experience. Luckily, at such parties, whatever doesn't get drunk goes home with me, so I cant complain too much!

    At any rate, no matter the crowd, I always bring something I don't mind drinking and I always share with anyone interested.
  7. Crusader

    Crusader Feb 4, 2011 Sweden

    If someone expresses an interest in the beer I'm drinking or holding, which happens now and then, I'm happy to let them try it and get a conversation going. For a party I typically bring the beer I plan on drinking myself as does everyone else pretty much. My circle of friends consists of casual craft beer drinkers, as am I, so neither of us will typically bring only craft beer, so the ones we do bring we'll want to drink ourselves apart from letting others taste them (though sometimes we've gone shopping for beers together and some of us end up buying the same beers to try). I have been treated to free craft beers from friends though, whilst I myself have mostly given away macro lagers to people (to both non-craft beer drinkers and casual craft beer drinkers). There might be a slight imbalance there that needs to be corrected on my end.
  8. EJLinneman

    EJLinneman Mar 2, 2009 New Jersey
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    I bring my own beer to whatever party or get together I go to. I don't care what my friends drink, but if they want to try a sip, I'll let them.
  9. Giantspace

    Giantspace Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    I always bring a sixer or tw if its a beer crowd. Depending on the crowd I will bring better or avg( SNPA type) beer. All my crowd drinks good beer. I recently went to a party around Xmas that was a different crowd. I brought a 750 of Kwak as that was what I had around that I thought was not a crazy beer and it was for the host, like a bottle of wine, not a six pack. The beer served was coors light in a keg. I drank the coors and had a good time. After a few hours we came back to my place and drank our type of beer.

  10. mrcraft

    mrcraft Dec 15, 2012 California
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    I intend to introduce my non-craft friends to craft beer at our next gathering, Super Bowl Sunday. I already have beers picked out. Whether any of them convert is another question though...
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  11. aasher

    aasher Jan 27, 2010 Indiana
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    Noble Pils or Pride and Joy for the masses.

    Crazy, goofy stuff for yourself.
  12. afrokaze

    afrokaze Jun 12, 2009 Arizona
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    You don't have to bring things for other people to enjoy, but I think if you want to be a real beer advocate you should always let people try things and let them know about what style it is, the brewery, etc.
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  13. NorCalYeti

    NorCalYeti Dec 18, 2008 California

    yes...that's always the protocol. i know what some of my friends are into...ipas...and others that are more experimental...i always know what i'm getting into and plan accordingly. simply stated, high alcohol heavy hitters is what always seem to make it in the bag. maybe a bottle of red, sparking wine, or scotch to share with the ladies.
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