So I Bought The WRONG Beer!

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by crispysdad, Oct 3, 2015.

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  1. jvgoor3786

    jvgoor3786 Poo-Bah (2,027) May 28, 2015 Arkansas
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    Funniest reviews thread. Cried I laughed so hard.
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  2. KegKicker

    KegKicker Initiate (27) Aug 11, 2008 New York

    Don't worry -- it is easy pick up the wrong beer.

    We were at a local bar (OK, dive bar) that had an excellent kielbasi & American cheese pizza. I went to the bar and bought the first round. Came back with them and everyone was ticked. See - I bought a round of Miller lite instead of Bud light (remember, dive bar). The table claimed that Bud Light was way better. I was like, really guys???.

    But I got out of it by a phone call from my mom. She was working at church Bingo and came out to a flat tire. So I had to go change it.

    True story....
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  3. ryhayes

    ryhayes Initiate (0) Jan 21, 2013 Ohio

    Now that shit's funny
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  4. ryhayes

    ryhayes Initiate (0) Jan 21, 2013 Ohio

    I like this one too! Scared the dog I laughed so hard
  5. Jmorey

    Jmorey Initiate (0) Feb 10, 2015 Michigan

    Please tell me there were chilli cheese, it's the ONLY kind of Fritos...
  6. Strat58cat

    Strat58cat Initiate (0) Aug 29, 2015 California

    Sure you did. But, it's a great excuse to go load up on SN Oktoberfest to complement the SA Octoberfest, then flip back and forth bottle-to-bottle to do a direct comparison over a full 12-pack, film it, put it up on You Tube, become bigger than Gangnam.
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  7. leantom

    leantom Initiate (0) Nov 20, 2011 Indiana

    The only thing similar about the OP's beers is the style they fall under.

    I think he was drinking when he made his purchase.
  8. Rothobinide

    Rothobinide Initiate (0) Jun 28, 2014 California

    I recently was in a bottle shop in Cardiff by the Sea, saw Coronado Anniversary Imperial IPA and was like, "oh, I'd love to try that!" Bought it, took it home, drank it that very night. Tasted an awful lot like a barleywine. Very carmel-y and sweet. I was like, "Hmm, this doesn't quite match up to what I had anticipated." I looked more closely at the label. 17th Anniversary. "Oh..." Coronado just released their 19th Anniversary. This bottle had been hanging out for over 2 years, slowly aging into a delicious and satisfying beer, just not what I had intended to buy. Now I'm going to be a whole lot more careful when I purchase anniversary beers.
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  9. cavedave

    cavedave Poo-Bah (2,977) Mar 12, 2009 New York
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    This is a thread about making a mistake. Since obviously you are someone who doesn't make mistakes (unless you consider awful spelling and grammar to be mistakes haha) I wonder why you opened this thread? And if I misinterpreted your post, and it was sarcasm (done poorly if it was), my apologies.

    The last mistake I made was a bit different. After checking the bottling dates on a bunch of Two Hearted six packs on shelf I accidentally grabbed the oldest one, six months old in fact, instead of the three week old one I thought I had pulled aside.
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  10. hopsputin

    hopsputin Poo-Bah (2,302) Apr 1, 2012 New Jersey

    Can't say I've ever done this. However, as others have mentioned, you could have done much worse on the accidental pull. Just enjoy the ride.
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  11. whiskey

    whiskey Initiate (0) Feb 25, 2012 California

    I would have thought that way a couple years ago, but with how strict the rules are about subject matter, I can't imagine a beer related anything that isn't threadworthy.
  12. PatrickBeebe

    PatrickBeebe Initiate (0) Sep 27, 2012 Florida

    That Lagunitas IPA and SN Hop Hunter. Every time. Packaging and logos are the exact same thing.

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  13. Uniobrew31

    Uniobrew31 Initiate (0) Jan 16, 2012 Pennsylvania

    My wife sent me to the store for milk and I came home with a 12 pack of Fat Tire…Forgot the milk! DOH
  14. westcoastbeergeek

    westcoastbeergeek Initiate (0) Sep 16, 2015 Canada (BC)

    I also went out to buy a Hop Stoopid by Lagunitas one day, but accidentally came home with a green bottle Heinecken...Badum tss
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  15. Joshjv

    Joshjv Initiate (0) Nov 12, 2013 Michigan

    If you're looking for SN, it won't be found in a longneck bottle....
  16. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Initiate (0) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey

    Something similar happened to me in a brothel a number of years ago!
  17. youcantmakeme

    youcantmakeme Initiate (0) Aug 22, 2015 California

    I feel like huge ding dong, went to the store yesterday afternoon to pick up some beer and didn't bother to red the lable. Got home opened it and it's an amber color looked at the table and it says calm before the storm, shit! I need a victory at sea. Oh well turns out that it's a light version of v@s, probably not as good though. Moral of the story READ the LABEL!
  18. SamN

    SamN Initiate (0) Aug 7, 2009 Colorado

    I bought what I thought was a great beer...turns out, it was just an above-average beer!
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  19. tillmac62

    tillmac62 Initiate (0) Oct 2, 2013 South Carolina

    Drink it and look more closely next time.
  20. paulys55

    paulys55 Initiate (0) Aug 2, 2010 Pennsylvania

    With that grocery list, the beer is the least of your worries
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  21. twizzard

    twizzard Initiate (0) May 11, 2013 New York

    I went to the beer store today psyched to grab a 4 pack pf Ninja v. Unicorn. I Got home and realized I grabbed a four pack of a PW stout...Anyone else as blind as me?
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  22. tolar111

    tolar111 Zealot (532) Aug 17, 2008 New York

    Did you get the Captain's Daughter?
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  23. twizzard

    twizzard Initiate (0) May 11, 2013 New York

    Yes and the other DIPA Pipeworks but I really wanted the NvU. I usually F up after too many beer....
  24. msscott1973

    msscott1973 Devotee (429) Dec 28, 2013 North Carolina

    I once picked up Bell's Jupiter, not once, but TWICE in the same store visit, thinking it was Saturn.
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  25. tolar111

    tolar111 Zealot (532) Aug 17, 2008 New York

    That's OK got to go back tomorrow for Nugget Nectar. The guy at Olivers's
    was great, recognized me from Friday when I got my Hop Ranch and handed
    me Captain's and NvU. Pays to where a tie sometimes.
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  26. EMH73

    EMH73 Poo-Bah (2,315) Sep 16, 2015 New York
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    Absolutely, just this last weekend I wore my glasses to buy beer for the first time. Picked up the wrong four or six pack on more than one occasion. I will not make that mistake again.
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  27. flaskman

    flaskman Initiate (0) Aug 3, 2015 New York

    About 60 days ago I accidentally bought 2 six packs of Founders Angry Bastard instead of Backwoods Bastard. That's what happens when BWI . What a great mistake. I loved it. Just drank the last one.:grinning:
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  28. WesMantooth

    WesMantooth Poo-Bah (3,103) Jan 8, 2014 Ohio
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    I can see mixing up Pipeworks stuff easily even when sober. Cool labels, but very busy.
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  29. smbslt

    smbslt Savant (905) Dec 26, 2010 Illinois

    A friend brought over Cynicale the other day when he thought he had bought Abrasive. Good for me - had not had the Cynicale and really enjoyed it.
  30. tripledbrew

    tripledbrew Initiate (0) Dec 2, 2011 Kentucky

    I've never heard of "Angry Bastard" by Founders. What style is this?
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  31. DougC123

    DougC123 Disciple (334) Aug 21, 2012 Connecticut

    I have and made it all the way into the glass before I realized it. It was a Ballast Point. Was after Calm Before the Storm (cream ale with coffee and vanilla) but grabbed Victory at Sea (imperial porter with coffe and vanilla). Talk about a vast difference from what should have been an easy drink. I still have a couple of the VaS left and this was months and months ago. I also wore 2 different colored shoes on a business trip. That was the last time I was courteous and got ready without turning on the light.
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  32. Jmorey

    Jmorey Initiate (0) Feb 10, 2015 Michigan

    Dirty Bastard would be by guess
  33. TrojanRB

    TrojanRB Poo-Bah (1,573) Jul 27, 2013 California
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    The other day I thought I was grabbing Pineapple Sculpin and instead grabbed Habanero Sculpin. Now I'm stuck with a six pack of that nonsense....I guess that's what neighbors are for.

    Stupid, stupid, stupid
  34. Zorro

    Zorro Poo-Bah (4,956) Dec 25, 2003 California

    Not even going to give it a try?

    You might like it.
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  35. Ipaupaweallpa

    Ipaupaweallpa Initiate (0) Dec 26, 2014 Alabama

    I accidentally buy 3 times the amount I meant to one time. Wait that's every time

    As for buying the wrong beer, I'm pretty obsessive over hunting down what I've been looking for.
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  36. utopiajane

    utopiajane Initiate (0) Jun 11, 2013 New York

    Yes. Once I was grabbing a victory 4 pack in the local grocery and I meant to get blackout stout but came home with dirtwolf instead.
  37. donspublic

    donspublic Poo-Bah (1,983) Aug 4, 2014 Texas
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    None so far, but I can't count the times I don't check dates when I am in a hurry.
  38. captaincoffee

    captaincoffee Poo-Bah (1,778) Jul 10, 2011 Virginia

    Several times. Most recently, I thought I was buying Rodenbach Caractère Rouge, but accidentally bought a fancy-wooden-box-packaged 750 of Grand Cru. Overpaid, didn't get the beer I wanted, and already had 5 bottles of the Grand Cru in the cellar.
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  39. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,853) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    I had a brain fart once and grabbed a sixer of Westbrook White Thai instead of One Claw. Their cans have a similar design except for the color, so without even reading the text I got the yellow one and blue one mixed up in my head. No biggie, I suppose, but I did feel kind foolish when I opened that first one.
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  40. mrsadd

    mrsadd Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2008 Pennsylvania

    always. i look, i look away, i reach back... beers, citrus, other fruits, boxed/canned goods, ... anything. i read, then i look away, get distracted, then I look back... and I grab what i think is right.

    there is so much in the world. a little serendipity (And terrible errors) make life more interesting yet more disappointing yet even better yet...

    i meant to buy a bagful of blood oranges the other day. i was pleased with the price and the specific type. I bagged about 20 of them. I bought them, as well as some mushrooms, collards, duck fat, and onions. Got home. began to peel blood orange (one of the best citrus on all the planet!) only to find that it was some freaky small grapefruit.

    Beers that "taste like grapefruit"? Good. Beers which actually have grapefruit? BAD.
    Grapefruit itself? What the hell are you other primates thinking??g

    what a world what a world.

    (worst experience with a beer this way? Stone Belgian Anise Odd Year Stout [2011? 2013?] rather than the regular Imperial Russian Stout. Didn't realize until bottle was opened. Obviously I'm an idiot. I like anise... but didn't need that batshit crazy beer. though... i still suspect that it will age interestingly.)
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