Sucks and Bourbon County Stout have officially ruined beer for my friend.

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by PsilohsaiBiN, Jan 21, 2013.

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  1. PsilohsaiBiN

    PsilohsaiBiN Aug 10, 2010 New York
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    Started my BMC buddy off with a fine Lagunitas, and shortly thereafter a BCBS. He couldn't stop raving about how these were the perfect beers, although quite different and that they are all he wants to drink. I was even nice enough to crack open a Coffee BCBS later on, all after he was mocking me about drinking craft beer before we got started.

    Those Bud tallboys are starting to lose their luster...
  2. aasher

    aasher Jan 27, 2010 Indiana
    Beer Trader

    I foresee him having a lot less money in his bank account in the near future.
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  3. Larrygto

    Larrygto May 28, 2012 Arizona

    My craft beer experience was started with Dark Lord and my bank account has suffered ever since!
    71gto, luwak, Rau71 and 2 others like this.
  4. 1424IpA

    1424IpA Nov 2, 2012 California
    Beer Trader

    Hope he is a single rich guy, im fixin to spend 4-600 bucks in the upcoming weeks on/for beer. Citra and younger to be more specific.
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  5. Siggy125

    Siggy125 Nov 10, 2006 California
    Beer Trader

    Damn, did you guys start with the Weatherby 460 when taking up shooting too? What happened to the classic gradual break in period with say... Newcastle or?
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  6. grandmachine

    grandmachine Mar 11, 2010 California
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    I did the same on my brother, sister, and my sister's bf.
    They are hooked.
  7. CityofBals

    CityofBals Sep 12, 2012 Illinois

    Gumballhead into Zombie Dust into Hopslam into Expedition stout into Dork Lord into BCBS into BADL into Cantillon into Pilsner. The chain of addiction.
    Larrygto, kojevergas, NSK79 and 3 others like this.
  8. EJLinneman

    EJLinneman Mar 2, 2009 New Jersey
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    Call me selfish, but I don't even bother giving any of my BMC friends anything that I would regret not having later. Would rather save the BCBS and Sucks for myself. BMC friends get home brew.
  9. awinter20

    awinter20 Oct 15, 2011 Wisconsin

    Yup drains bank accounts. I'm going to central waters release party of their 1515 this Saturday and plan on buying all I can.
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  10. draheim

    draheim Sep 18, 2010 Washington
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    Sucks and BCBS have officially ruined beer BMC for my friend.

    Fixed that for you.
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  11. lucasj82

    lucasj82 Aug 13, 2009 Indiana
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    Yeah BCBS was the beer that finally broke through the BMC barrier of my friends. Since then they have been getting their own craft beers on occasion. I guess throwing them in the deep end instead of easing them in might have saved me some of the good beers they wasted in the beginning.
  12. cavedave

    cavedave Mar 12, 2009 New York
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    I told my friend Paul some years ago when he tried a Rabid Duck that there is no going back. And there isn't.
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  13. GR_Rick

    GR_Rick Jul 14, 2012 Michigan

    It's funny to me (and happening to me now) how a lot of BA's go from small to big, malty to hoppy, light to dark, tart to sour, then land back in a nice sessionable beer over time. I went a little bit different, going stout before big IPA, but am just now getting over my BA-stout addiction and into strong IPA's, sours, and actually just jumping into nice easy lagers/pilsners. I guess it takes a lot of different tasting to really appreciate the subtle flavor and crispness of a nice pils. Cheers!
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  14. Thirstygoat

    Thirstygoat Nov 22, 2012 Illinois
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    Before Christmas an old friend told me he was driving back from Denver. I gave him a list. One Saturday morning he showed up with some Avey small bottles, Woodcut #6, Velvet Merlin & Ten Fidy. He'd tried and enjoyed the TenFidy.
    We caught up over a Bramble Rye from my cellar. Before the day was over much Narwhal, some FBS, one BCCBS, some of the Ten Fidy and a Lost Abbey Serpent's Stout were consumed at his brother's house.
    As a token of my appreciation I gave him a 4pk of 2011 BCBS. He found that a bit "strong" and shared it with a co-worker who was thrilled.
  15. MisterGrizz

    MisterGrizz Jan 8, 2011 Texas

    Lol Dork Lord - I want one.
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  16. taxman

    taxman Feb 22, 2012 Illinois

    Stop turning your friends onto good craft beer. There is barley enough for us now.
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  17. AleToTheVictors

    AleToTheVictors Feb 7, 2012 Maryland
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    I still remember the first wave of great American beers back in the day with Sierra Nevada, Anchor Steam, Sam Adams, etc. The real game changer, the one that "ruined" me--or saved me depending on your perspective--was Hopslam. Fitting as its that time of the year again. Cheers.
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  18. beerborn

    beerborn Jan 22, 2012 Georgia

    I wish my friend would crack open a BCBCS for me :/
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  19. moju

    moju Jan 18, 2011 Illinois

    That's good, but there's barely enough hops...
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  20. Cenosillicaphobe

    Cenosillicaphobe Jul 24, 2011 Maine

    None of my friends are into craft...but my girl is...I eased her in as a Blue Moon drinker with a Dogfish Head Namaste...which she LOOOVED...and now she's all about imperial stouts...I've created a monster.
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  21. RBassSFHOPit2ME

    RBassSFHOPit2ME Mar 1, 2009 California

    Once PtE finally made it into bottles, my wallet sinse hasn't quite been the same.
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  22. NSK79

    NSK79 Jun 4, 2012 Illinois

    Let my girlfriend have a taste of Black Note on Saturday, she calls me today and tells me she couldn't get that craving off her palate so she stops and buys three different stouts at the store on her way home, bells double cream, Boris the crusher and Arcadia BA IS. I love creating addictions. Same thing happens anytime I get a buddy to try ZD.
  23. wiscokid920

    wiscokid920 Apr 27, 2011 Wisconsin

    I'll be there as well! Can't wait to get my hands on Fifteen!
  24. RobertColianni

    RobertColianni Nov 4, 2008 Pennsylvania

    Honestly, that's embarrassing.
  25. NWer

    NWer Mar 10, 2009 Washington
    Beer Trader

    I'm taking my brother-in-law who is strictly a Coors Light drinker to the Younger release in two weeks. I'll report back how it goes :)
    edit: Not to mention SFBW after that.
  26. Ivegotmule

    Ivegotmule Nov 7, 2012 North Carolina

    I used to give my wife DIPAs just to see the look on her face.. Then today she text me and said she was going to the store because we were out of FBS. I find this pretty hot.. Except I don't know what beer of mine she will be drinking when I get home anymore.
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  27. Keyportnick

    Keyportnick Sep 29, 2012 Wisconsin
    Beer Trader

    See you fellas there! I'll also be hitting O'so and red eye on Saturday.
  28. trbergman

    trbergman Nov 17, 2006 Illinois

    I know a lot of folks start out by diving in headfirst, but I hope for his sake - and the sake of his area retailers - you let him know that those are special releases, and there are plenty of exciting beers he can pick up off the shelf.
  29. devlishdamsel

    devlishdamsel Aug 1, 2009 Washington

    I blame this site for my beer hoarding/fiending. But its really turned something that i merely dabbled in to something im seriously passionate about and want to know as much as possible about.
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  30. JuniperJesus

    JuniperJesus Feb 26, 2011 Illinois

    You know, you all sound like pushers. For real.
  31. Revenant

    Revenant Aug 8, 2012 Minnesota

  32. MickJ0nes

    MickJ0nes Dec 10, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Go ask Alice...
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  33. sukwonee

    sukwonee Dec 13, 2011 Washington
    Beer Trader

    most people don't drink Sucks and BCBS for the first time and start raving they are perfect beer. He is a natural
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  34. luwak

    luwak Mar 2, 2010 Arizona
    Beer Trader

    this is an easy fix: gueuze
    get him three
    then you can keep all the stouts and DIPAS....
  35. phildo7pt9

    phildo7pt9 May 1, 2011 California

    Good luck with that. If he doesn't end up liking PtY, you must give up on him immediately :)
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