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Ever been duped by a so called "beer bar"?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Hanzo, Jan 23, 2013.

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  1. Hanzo

    Hanzo Feb 27, 2012 Virginia

    There is a local place about ten seconds drive from where I work that opened up recently called "Millions of Beers". No shit, that is the name. Someone on Facebook rolled in and took a picture of their tap list.....bottle list is no better.

    So you ever had a place pop up like this that you thought would be a great craft centric place offering delicious beers only to be disappointed when you went there/found out the truth?

  2. beertunes

    beertunes Sep 24, 2007 Washington
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    10 seconds drive. Is that even worth starting the car for? ;)
  3. FunkyMacGroovin

    FunkyMacGroovin Sep 22, 2009 California

    I'll take a white zinfandel, please.
  4. AnotherImperial

    AnotherImperial Oct 29, 2012 Arizona

    Pinot Noir for me.
  5. AnotherImperial

    AnotherImperial Oct 29, 2012 Arizona

    To answer the OP's question, I have never been duped that badly. "Millions of Beers"? Wow.
  6. Dools9

    Dools9 Jul 5, 2011 Massachusetts

    Loose Cannon, and then I'd hit the road.
  7. kzoobrew

    kzoobrew May 8, 2006 Michigan

    I am rarely duped because I am skeptical about new start ups until they can prove themselves. I am more than willing to give someone a fair shot but too many people out there are simply trying to capitalize on the market go about it half-assed.
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  8. Thickfreakness

    Thickfreakness Oct 2, 2010 New York

    This is how it's done near me. Usually it's even better than this!
  9. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Feb 23, 2012 New Jersey
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    There is s place by me that brags about their beer list- 101 bottles and 50 drafts.
    Their beer list includes Three Floyd's and Russian River which isn't distributed here in NJ.
    I am sure there are others but I haven't bothered studying the list that intently.
    I can't say I was duped because I have never gone there but I assure others have been duped.
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  10. Derranged

    Derranged Mar 7, 2010 New York

    I went to a bar on City Island in the Bronx called "Beer Garden". They had list of 5 bottles, including 3 BMCs, Blue Moon and Magners. On tap I think they had Bud.

    I stuck with bloody maries.
  11. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Feb 23, 2012 New Jersey
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    Where is that list. Very often in the summer I find myself in Saratoga. I would love to go.
  12. Brewzer1010

    Brewzer1010 Feb 17, 2010 California
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    If they have a location in Atlantic City, I have been there and was indeed duped (not as it relates to RR or Three Floyds; more them having only half of what was advertised, which included nothing desirable).
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  13. GennyCreamAle

    GennyCreamAle Feb 25, 2009 New York

    Blue moon seasonal...best.bar.ever
  14. bylerteck

    bylerteck May 17, 2009 Ontario (Canada)
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    Never said Millions of Craft Beers did they?
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  15. Thickfreakness

    Thickfreakness Oct 2, 2010 New York

    The Henry Street Taproom. They always have a superb selection!
  16. Thickfreakness

    Thickfreakness Oct 2, 2010 New York

    This was a couple weeks ago.
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  17. Whimpers

    Whimpers Dec 17, 2010 New York
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    Dood, Bier Abbey in Schenectady...place is bad ass.
  18. Hanzo

    Hanzo Feb 27, 2012 Virginia

    Yes let's show more awesome beer lineups at good bars, that is making me feel so much better.
  19. nickapalooza86

    nickapalooza86 Feb 23, 2010 Wisconsin

    That looks good to me, but to be fair with a name like that it should have some more stuff. But if I walked to a bar like that I could have in order a Fat Tire to start, then a couple Flying Dog Doggie style pales, Sam Seasonal and last a Snow Day and go home just happy as all hell. But that is me, I do not care for super limited crap marked up like crazy because they know people like well me will go in and pay that mark up. I would rather drink them at home at my local stores crazy mark up! haha I kid though, anyway I would still go there if it was 10 seconds from my job.
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  20. Thickfreakness

    Thickfreakness Oct 2, 2010 New York

    I'd bring a keg to that place and open hand smack the owner in the face!
  21. Horbar

    Horbar Feb 24, 2012 Rhode Island

    Damn, that list is a punch in the gut if I ever saw one.
  22. tugdriver7

    tugdriver7 Oct 9, 2004 Maryland

    Who even bothers to write "Miller Light" on a chalkboard? If this weren't real, it could be a cartoon in BA magazine.
  23. mountsnow1010

    mountsnow1010 Jan 23, 2009 Vermont


    That is how it is done near me. Well, how it was done near me before I graduated and moved to VT.
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  24. Hanzo

    Hanzo Feb 27, 2012 Virginia

    If the place was called anything other than Millions of Beers I might have given it a pass, but this really irked me. We have a pizza place down the street that puts on stuff like FW 16th, FBS, Two Hearted, Racer 5 etc and this is the best a place with that name can do?
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  25. GodlessWatermelon

    GodlessWatermelon Apr 12, 2012 Maryland

    This is the Belgian board at my usual watering hole:

    The best part is their prices are pretty good. Many beers are about a buck or two more than what you'd pay in a store.

    In addition, they have another board with about 15 drafts that frequently change. Always some good stuff, Heavy Seas, FSW, Lagunitas, Oskar Blues, SN. DFH, etc. No duping here
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  26. BetterBeerPlz

    BetterBeerPlz Sep 8, 2007 Arkansas

    Yeah, I would be disappointed too given the name, but that list is better than 95% of the lists at places in my area. An IPA, much less a black IPA, is a rare commodity on draft here. :confused:
  27. Thickfreakness

    Thickfreakness Oct 2, 2010 New York


    Yeah... I'm a lucky guy. Killer Tap room!
  28. cbeer88

    cbeer88 Sep 5, 2007 Massachusetts

    The name is stupid but that lineup isn't the worst thing I've ever seen. You've got 8-9 legit craft taps, most of which will presumably be rotating. Given how close it is to you, it's probably well worth your time and effort to visit frequently and try to push them into a few more adventurous offerings. They'll ultimately put whatever sells on tap.
  29. kmello69

    kmello69 Nov 27, 2011 Texas
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    "Yes, what can you tell me about the hop profile of this 'Bud Light.' I'm not familiar with that one."

  30. nickapalooza86

    nickapalooza86 Feb 23, 2010 Wisconsin

    Ya, the name would be my only gripe, but it got you in the door so I guess it did its job, so I guess the more I think about it I would be a little upset to, but if the prices are good I would still make it a stop every once in while.
  31. Goombatron

    Goombatron Nov 14, 2012 New Jersey

    Where is this in NJ?
  32. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Feb 23, 2012 New Jersey
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    You got it
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  33. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Feb 23, 2012 New Jersey
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    Hackensack, Atlantic City and somewhere else
  34. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Feb 23, 2012 New Jersey
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    Next time I'm up that way I will check it out.
  35. HokiesandBeer

    HokiesandBeer Jan 10, 2013 Pennsylvania
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  36. SerialTicker

    SerialTicker Jun 18, 2012 Michigan

    I like how this turned from a "Ever been duped?" thread into a, "My craft bar is bigger than yours!" thread.
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  37. SoggyCoasters

    SoggyCoasters Jan 4, 2013 New Jersey

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  38. Keffa

    Keffa Jan 8, 2009 Ohio
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    Uhh, I didn't know Old Raspy, 120 Minute, Old Engine Oil, Celebrator, and Skullsplitter were Belgians. Learn something new every day...
  39. nogophers

    nogophers Jun 28, 2011 Minnesota

    If only they had Miller Lite instead of the Miller Light they wrote. After all, it tastes great AND is less filling.
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  40. Brewzer1010

    Brewzer1010 Feb 17, 2010 California
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