CollegeHumor: The Complete Guide to the Craft Beer at Your Local Bar

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  1. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,456) Aug 23, 1996 California

  2. teal

    teal Initiate (77) May 3, 2012 Wisconsin

    Take a sip. Now you know what "brown" tastes like.

  3. fineout

    fineout Initiate (0) Apr 23, 2010 Rhode Island

    my favorite line was : Our Banana and Coriander Tripel has notes of Banana and Coriander, but in a completely different and much better way from every other Belgian ale.
  4. Roguer

    Roguer Poo-Bah (2,955) Mar 25, 2013 Georgia
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    This was pure genius.
  5. mjryan

    mjryan Zealot (581) Dec 22, 2007 Minnesota

    Ah yep.
  6. PsilohsaiBiN

    PsilohsaiBiN Defender (614) Aug 10, 2010 New York
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    Unlike that Ranch video, this is actually funny.
  7. Flank7

    Flank7 Initiate (0) Jul 22, 2013 Illinois
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    Wow. That was awesome. I was in tears. Lol
  8. mythaeus

    mythaeus Champion (841) Jul 22, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    My wife was wondering why I was laughing like a hysterical idiot. Priceless!
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  9. ledzeppelin4

    ledzeppelin4 Initiate (0) May 18, 2011 Illinois

    That was actually pretty funny. I like when it stuff that is supposed to be funny is, you know, funny.
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  10. KS1297

    KS1297 Initiate (0) Apr 14, 2013 Wisconsin

    I don't know where they are getting this from. We're not like that.
  11. afrokaze

    afrokaze Zealot (580) Jun 12, 2009 Arizona
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  12. BurgeoningBrewhead

    BurgeoningBrewhead Initiate (0) Jul 18, 2012 Pennsylvania

    It's neat how an article that pokes fun at beer geeks can actually be funny when the person who wrote actually knows something about beer.
    Usually articles like that are just poorly-veiled insults at those the author sees as "beer snobs," and every joke is just a tired cliche about hops or imperial stouts.
  13. AlienSwineFlu

    AlienSwineFlu Disciple (384) Dec 14, 2012 Ohio
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    Handful of Hops in a Bottle... I'm crying. :grinning:
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  14. nymaharaja

    nymaharaja Initiate (0) Nov 2, 2011 New York

    LOL - "fk your face with hops"

    I remember my first IPA lol
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  15. pieman25

    pieman25 Initiate (0) Oct 16, 2010 Ontario (Canada)

    My boss showed this to me at work, it is too funny, I laughed my arse off, and I was having a BAD day at work beforehand.
  16. TrojanRB

    TrojanRB Meyvn (1,121) Jul 27, 2013 California
    Premium Member Beer Trader

    Absolutely classic!
  17. Zorro

    Zorro Poo-Bah (4,222) Dec 25, 2003 California

    Its pretty funny.

    "Maverick Oh No We've Gone Too Far What Have We Done Continuously Hopped Disaster"

    Seriously, the hop wars are over and my taste buds lost.
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  18. JMS1512

    JMS1512 Champion (835) Feb 18, 2013 New Jersey

    ... never meant for it to end like this. Blood. Blood and hops, everywhere. May God have mercy on us all.
  19. Seanibus

    Seanibus Initiate (0) Dec 6, 2004 California

    Beer humor is usually not, well, very humorous. But this made me laugh out loud in a most embarrassing way.
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  20. Jake1605

    Jake1605 Initiate (0) Nov 24, 2009 Missouri

    I love the pic with the crab hanging out below the beer.
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  21. utopiajane

    utopiajane Poo-Bah (2,431) Jun 11, 2013 New York

    The names were pretty funny. Spotted frog, angry goatface. I actually like crazy high alcohol barley wine.
  22. pitweasel

    pitweasel Initiate (0) Jun 11, 2007 New York

    Says someone who suddenly realized how accurate the article really is.
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  23. rgordon

    rgordon Crusader (766) Apr 26, 2012 North Carolina

    Weasel Poop, no I mean Fish Head Ale, whatever. Angry Goatface is even better than Kid Rock.
  24. FEUO

    FEUO Disciple (327) Jul 24, 2012 Ontario (Canada)

    SubpoenaDueces writes way funnier poop.
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  25. CSpoons

    CSpoons Aspirant (214) Nov 13, 2012 Maryland
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    The barleywine description hit close to home haha. Good stuff.
  26. offthelevel_bytheplumb

    offthelevel_bytheplumb Devotee (454) Aug 19, 2013 Illinois

    I thought about ordering the Obligatory Red Ale, but there just wasn't anything unusual about it.
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  27. spicoli00

    spicoli00 Zealot (545) Jul 6, 2005 Indiana

    O'so puts a hop cone in lupulin maximus
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  28. haknort

    haknort Initiate (0) Apr 10, 2013 Illinois
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    They forgot a few:


    We take a mediocre Russian Imperial and then barrel age it in sherry oak barrels for seven years. Then we put those oak barrels inside of a larger boubon barrel and age it for fifteen more years. Then that double barrel is put inside an even larger brandy barrel for thirty years. Then the children of our brewmaster (who died of old age) put everything into a woodchipper (like the one in Fargo) and bottled the stuff that flies out. The result is a splintery wood pulp with an abv of 13%. Enjoy the woody goodness! Because that's all you taste! (But don't worry--we didn't bottle it all. Some of it is aging for eighty years in rain barrels.)


    Released only one day a year, we sell tickets that might allow you the opportunity to possibly buy more tickets that could allow you the chance to stand in a line that might get you a single special release bottle. Maybe. The bottle run this year is limited to only 4, and two of them are already on eBay selling for $15k each. But think of the fun you'll have, getting in line at 3:12am, trading less exclusive beers with other insane beer-obsessed advocates who somehow got out of work on a Tuesday. (Correction, we only released 3 bottles. Hope we didn't waste your time. Or your beer mule's time.)


    The monks brew it, and drink it all themselves. No kegging. No bottling. The only way to get this beer--voted the best in the world--is to give up your worldly possessions and join the monastery, located in a muddy field in Antwerp. But trust us--the beer is worth it.
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  29. afrokaze

    afrokaze Zealot (580) Jun 12, 2009 Arizona
    Industry Beer Trader

    If this is what passes for comedy now, count me out. It's easy to take all the ridiculous exaggerated aspects of something, add curse words and make something that bros will laugh at. But I shouldn't have expected much effort from CollegeHumor I guess.
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  30. swetsastonic

    swetsastonic Initiate (196) Mar 22, 2012 New Jersey

    this guy's got a good point. I mean...this is the kind of writer that would characterize beer snobs as humorless and judgmental.
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  31. DHS1029

    DHS1029 Aspirant (252) Feb 14, 2013 Illinois
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    I loved the Maverick "Hoppier than Hopfuck" Imperial IPA description. Laughed till I cried...
  32. sweetwaterman

    sweetwaterman Initiate (0) Jan 27, 2005 North Carolina

    I expect some homebrewer to have a Continuously Hopped Disaster out by Christmas
  33. mudbug

    mudbug Defender (611) Mar 27, 2009 Oregon

  34. rgordon

    rgordon Crusader (766) Apr 26, 2012 North Carolina

    That's true. Good thing it's satire and fiction.
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  35. djsmith1174

    djsmith1174 Disciple (343) Aug 21, 2005 Minnesota

    It just goes overboard on some of the wackiness that is craft beer. Doesn't offend me because I find the real craft beer community pretty damn humorous on some counts. It's just an interest...and just beer. Nothing to really get wound up about.
  36. pitweasel

    pitweasel Initiate (0) Jun 11, 2007 New York

    I took it as being written by a beer geek who had a good understanding of the dumber things that some of us are guilty of at one time or another. It was way too tuned in to be a random post by someone who hates beer snobs. Took it as tongue-in-cheek, not attack mode.
  37. kdb150

    kdb150 Devotee (495) Mar 8, 2012 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    Oh now you're just being difficult.
  38. Tut

    Tut Initiate (0) Sep 23, 2004 New York

    Actually I think this is aimed more at craft brewers, who continuously try to one up each other with the latest beer trends. Of course it wouldn't succeed without consumers who feel the need to always be on the cusp of every trend, in an effort to show they are more sophisticated than everyone else.

    It brilliantly lampoons how silly, to the extreme, craft brewing has become. Thankfully the pendulum seems to be slowly moving back to the more sessionable, true-to-style beers that many of us have always preferred.
  39. Kuester

    Kuester Initiate (0) May 14, 2012 Colorado

    Oh come on guys if we can't all laugh at ourselves now and again, what are we?
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  40. BurgeoningBrewhead

    BurgeoningBrewhead Initiate (0) Jul 18, 2012 Pennsylvania

    I'm dying
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