Funny things your BMC friends say when given craft.

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  1. aasher

    aasher Poo-Bah (2,653) Jan 27, 2010 Indiana
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    She must drink a lot of Pepper IPAs...
  2. Gregfalone

    Gregfalone Initiate (0) Sep 5, 2012 California
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    "No thanks, I'm American. You don't have any bud light, or MGD?"
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  3. beercanman

    beercanman Initiate (0) Dec 17, 2012 Ohio

    " I only drink American beer ". I handed him a 60 minute.
  4. Derranged

    Derranged Devotee (480) Mar 7, 2010 New York

    She was drinking Heineken t and she's a smoker. Still don't see how that translates to Ovaltine.
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  5. WassailWilly

    WassailWilly Initiate (0) Sep 8, 2007 New York

    You love those beers that taste like bark...
    How anyone would know what tree bark tastes like is beyond me
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  6. Providence

    Providence Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

    I'd like to take a moment here and show some appreciation for those friends that, while they remain BMC drinkers, are open to experimenting. I have one such friend. He drinks Miller Light constantly. Nevertheless, I have thrown all different craft beers at him and he always enjoys them and comments on how good they are. Maybe he's full of shit and just trying to make me feel good, but at least he is open to trying new things. Lots of love to the friends who fit this description!

    And to the OP's original topic. I recall giving a friend some a Smuttynose Robust Porter and they said it was way too bitter and heavy. I got what they were saying, as coming from something like Bud Light, one would think that Robust Porter is heavy and bitter. However, I then thought about what his reaction would be if he had something like Hopslam which is truly heavy and bitter (in my opinion at least). It worked out though, I tossed him a Narragansett Cream Ale which he enjoyed and I got the Smuttynose, which I enjoyed immensely.
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  7. DoctorB2B

    DoctorB2B Devotee (477) Jun 29, 2009 Virginia
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    Went through an Oskar Blues lineup and my friends remarks to each:
    Mama's Little Yella Pils: "Cat-piss"
    Old Chub: "Not bad, but I don't want more than a couple sips"
    G'Knight: "this tastes like bile"
    Ten Fidy: "FUCK!!!"
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  8. brplatz

    brplatz Initiate (0) Oct 3, 2012 New Mexico

    I was Drinking a SN Narwhal a whole back.

    Buddy described it as "Licking a piece of burnt wood!"
  9. RutgersBeerGuy

    RutgersBeerGuy Aspirant (265) Jan 16, 2007 New Jersey
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    I was at a brewpub in NJ and a guy came in and asked for a Bud Light. The bartender explained that they only served the beer that they brewed on site, but that they had a blonde ale that was often appreciated by people who usually drink light beer. The guy grudgingly ordered one, and looked over at me (I'm pretty sure I was drinking a barleywine at the time) and loudly said "I usually only drink American beer, but I'll give this a shot." He drank the pint pretty quickly, paid his tab, and left without really saying much else.
  10. BanditoJunkie

    BanditoJunkie Initiate (0) Nov 10, 2012 New Jersey

    Years ago on my 40th birthday, most of us enjoyed a bottle Sam Adams Utopias...One of my good buddies who partakes in consuming mass amounts of Coors Lite, was given a glass of Utopias.
    It was served at room temp, he took one sip and asked "What is this? You got any ice for this stuff?" He proceeded not to finish it and went right back to Coors Lite.....I tried.....
  11. kingofhop

    kingofhop Initiate (0) May 9, 2010 Oklahoma

    I don't think your friend is just trying to please you, Prov. Two of my boys (still primarily Bud/Keystone lite drinkers) are very open-minded towards trying beers. Turned one on to Chimay blue, and now he also likes Octoberfests and dopplebocks. The other one leans more towards pales and IPAs. They still buy a lot of "Lite" tho'. As my oldest one said last night, " I just like beer". Chip off the ol' block.
  12. Barrel_age_me

    Barrel_age_me Initiate (0) Dec 26, 2012 Ohio

    Its got that "crazy taste"
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  13. Schwantz

    Schwantz Initiate (0) Dec 16, 2012 Florida

    1. That's like professional beer.
    2. Who cares what it tastes like.
    3. I love you.
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  14. Schwantz

    Schwantz Initiate (0) Dec 16, 2012 Florida

    ... He can be replaced....or he can give me his cat.
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  15. csurowiec

    csurowiec Devotee (429) Mar 7, 2010 Maryland

    Christmas Day I was drinking ommegang rare vos and offered some to my sister in law between her miller lites. She tasted it and said "eww that tastes just like that shock top stuff" oh well I tried.
  16. CellarGimp

    CellarGimp Disciple (335) Sep 14, 2011 Missouri

    "Mmm, this is good." I know how to get them hooked.
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  17. Providence

    Providence Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

    I hear that. He's a pretty genuine guy too, so I doubt he is blowing smoke. And speaking of smoke, he loved this: I gave him a bottle when we were tailgating before an NFL game (he and I are both huge New York Giants fans). He calls it "Bacon beer" and always asks me if I have some.
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  18. Reinbeck11

    Reinbeck11 Aspirant (274) Aug 15, 2012 Iowa

    Ride ATV's and shit happens....
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  19. searsclone

    searsclone Disciple (349) Sep 7, 2006 Arizona

    "tastes like potpourri"

    Or, my favorite, written in a Christmas card: "Thanks for the sampler of beers. Blue Paddle is now my favorite beer! The pumpkin is probably still second place though."
  20. BeerKangaroo

    BeerKangaroo Initiate (0) May 30, 2011 Alaska

    Wow, glad I don`t smoke. I can only imagine how much that would wreck my palate.
  21. BeastLU

    BeastLU Disciple (326) Dec 20, 2012 Virginia

    One time when I was 18 and didnt even know there was beers other than natty light and miller light somebody had gotten an old chub as a joke. I tried it and thought it was the worst thing I've ever had in my life, I think I even spit it out. Now I absolutly love Old Chub!
  22. DelMontiac

    DelMontiac Initiate (0) Oct 22, 2010 Oklahoma

    Dad: "That doesn't even taste like beer. It's too bitter-sweet."
    Me: "Who says what beer is supposed to taste like?"
    Dad: "Anheuser Busch and the millions of people that drink it."
    Me: "Didn't you always tell me 'commercials are made to trick you' and '8 out of 10 people are complete idiots'?"
    Dad: "What's that got to do with beer?"
    Me: "Nevermind. Give me that beer back."
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  23. sdsurfer217

    sdsurfer217 Initiate (0) May 2, 2010 Ohio

    "When I drink, I want it to taste like 'beer', not all that other stuff"
    You mean hops, malts, and yeast?
    "Ya I don't want to taste that fru fru shit...just give me Coors light"
  24. Hotmetal1

    Hotmetal1 Aspirant (286) Feb 28, 2012 Mississippi
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    I have a friend that could aford to drink anything but always drinks Natty Light or Bush but I have given him a lot of my craft beers. Now when he comes to my house he always says "Hey have you got any of those grapefruit beers." meaning any IPA's.
  25. AxesandAnchors

    AxesandAnchors Initiate (0) Nov 21, 2012 Oregon

    "Why is it so bitter?" - especially annoying when it's a beer that has very little IBU'S
    "This tastes like turpentine." - let my pops try some Bruery Autumn Maple at Thanksgiving
    "That's not refreshing at all." - I didn't hand you a Gatorade
    "I don't like dark beer, it's like drinking a meal." - everything that is remotely brown/red/black to these people is heavy
    "I prefer Blue Moon." - for some reason this one really gets my goat
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  26. mecummins

    mecummins Initiate (0) Nov 16, 2012 Illinois

    I brought an assortment of local craft beer to my brother's block party last year. I figured that even if his in-laws, some of whom consider anything served in a bottle as sort of fancy, didn't want any, I'd at least have something to drink. One of the cousins, who had never said more than 2 words to me in 5 years, held up a bottle of my stuff and shouted" who's the fancy fuck who brought this stuck up beer?" I raised an eyebrow and calmly said that I did. He promptly put the bottle back and grabbed a can of Bud Lite. So sad.
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  27. lsummers

    lsummers Initiate (0) Jun 21, 2010 California

    My brother "(new belgium) Shift beer tastes like shit beer."

    I just mention to him then how alot of the craft beer I drink are local smaller breweries and I feel like he appreciates that aspect.
  28. kingmaker

    kingmaker Aspirant (267) Nov 20, 2012 Louisiana

    "I had a really good India the other day"

    "I really don't like hoppy beers" (I give him a Stone IPA) "This is just the right amount of hops I like"
  29. BeastLU

    BeastLU Disciple (326) Dec 20, 2012 Virginia

    Yeah like the fourth and most important of all beer ingredients, water.
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  30. MtnBiker

    MtnBiker Initiate (70) Jun 28, 2011 Oklahoma

    "But won't I get sick if I drink this dark beer after the light beer I just had?"
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  31. chinabeergeek

    chinabeergeek Meyvn (1,279) Aug 10, 2007 Massachusetts
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    traditionalist brits actually do make a distinction between ales and stouts however. to them, "ale" doesn't cover all top-fermenting beer, just a subset; porter and stout are top-fermenting dark beers, but not "ales".
  32. sunkistxsudafed

    sunkistxsudafed Initiate (0) Apr 30, 2010 New Mexico

    my mother has always maintained that all beer tastes the same. No matter if i gave her a cream stout, a boysenberry wheat, or a DIPA, she would always cringe and say "this is all the same bitter crap!" One day i saw to it that she taste Lindemans Gueuze Cuvee Rene. She barely made it to the sink to spit it out... all she said was "That isn't beer, its rancid vinegar"
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  33. lsummers

    lsummers Initiate (0) Jun 21, 2010 California

    I would totally drink something that tastes like fresh cut grass. I love that smell.
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  34. creepinjeeper

    creepinjeeper Crusader (743) Nov 8, 2012 Missouri
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    I get the "Too much flavor." with the bonus of "You need to try a Busch Light."
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  35. TWStandley

    TWStandley Crusader (763) Jan 15, 2008 Massachusetts
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    One of my college roomates drain-poured a perfectly good, fresh Nugget Nectar while I was at work because he thought it was "spoiled."

    My favorite though, is when you serve a beer to someone and they say "Oh, that is good," yet their facial expression says just the opposite..
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  36. IHyphySF

    IHyphySF Aspirant (243) Nov 21, 2011 California
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    Me:Try these 50-50 Eclipse they are like Guiness
    Friend: These taste really good!
    Me:Open 2 more bottles and share.
    Friend: drinks them and passes out

    Next Day
    Friend: Did anyone put anything in my drink i swear i got roofied and have the worst hangover
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  37. Dools9

    Dools9 Zealot (518) Jul 5, 2011 Massachusetts

    "How do you enjoy drinking that stuff, its like drinking toilet cleaner."- Friend that drinks Bud exclusively after having a sip of SN Celebration recently. How he knows what toilet cleaner tastes like is beyond me. I snatched the Celebration back and smiled. I love seeing his reaction to trying all the craft beers I give him, gives me a chuckle.
  38. Jaru1026

    Jaru1026 Initiate (0) Mar 25, 2011 Massachusetts
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    My Girlfriend: Every beer she ever tries "It tastes like wood".... wtf? haha
  39. rubicat

    rubicat Initiate (0) Nov 22, 2012 Ohio

    A friend of mine who is a Bud Light drinker, was asking about the IPA's that I was drinking and said, "India Pale Ale?...I didn't know that there were that many beers imported from India." :rolling_eyes:
  40. Hoptimus-Prime

    Hoptimus-Prime Disciple (342) Dec 7, 2012 North Carolina
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    I usually get "Omg man , how the hell can you drink that!?!?!" I love IPAs and most don't appreciate the bitterness. Occasionally though someone actually points out the fruity/ citrus flavor and actually enjoy it.
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