Tommyknocker wants to let you decide how much alcohol to put in your beer

Discussion in 'Beer News & Releases' started by jesskidden, Feb 21, 2020.

  1. jesskidden

    jesskidden Poo-Bah (1,971) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    Tommyknocker Brewery paired with another Colorado company, Sustainable Beverage Technologies, to offer beer with a choice of alcohol levels.
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    Oh, boy... "Not again"
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    Hopefully this "innovation" will fail again as it did multiple times in the 20th century...
     
  2. riptorn

    riptorn Disciple (355) Apr 26, 2018 North Carolina
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    The solidified jag was true alchemy; turned a lager into an ale. :rolling_eyes:
     
  3. jesskidden

    jesskidden Poo-Bah (1,971) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    Well, once you evaporate the water there's nothing holding down those bottom-fermenting little lager yeast buggers, so they're left on the top.
    Shazam! Top fermenting yeast!

    (Plus we all known that Germans didn't even know what "ale" was:grin: Much like newspaper men in 1900.)
     
  4. Giantspace

    Giantspace Crusader (782) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    So I can just buy this neutral alcohol and pour it into anything I want then. Interesting. Could hurt beer sakes a lot if it’s true and is really neutral taste and can be moderated to true ABV.

    Lot of folks will want alcoholic Gatorade, other sport drinks , sodas , juices and many other non alcoholic drinks. If they can not taste alcohol the better for them and worse for beer companies. Hell, you won’t even need your artificial tasting hard seltzer.

    I will stick with the tried and true brewing method for my beer and will have mixed drinks if I want other tastes.

    Enjoy
     
  5. jesskidden

    jesskidden Poo-Bah (1,971) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    :thinking_face: Well, I don't think that's the "innovative" part of the deal, since that's been around for quite a while - they call in "Vodka" and "Everclear".:smiley:
     
  6. Giantspace

    Giantspace Crusader (782) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Still has a taste though.

    Sounds like this won’t.

    Enjoy
     
  7. unlikelyspiderperson

    unlikelyspiderperson Meyvn (1,249) Mar 12, 2013 California
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    This is probably super appealing to things like sports venues that want to pour through a couple thousand kegs in a day.

    I was much more interested in the idea of getting high gravity versions of beer on tap but these nerds are just talking about selling me weak beer
     
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  8. jesskidden

    jesskidden Poo-Bah (1,971) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    Well, not according to the legal definition in the TTB's Distilled Spirits Beverage Alcohol Manual:
     
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  9. VitisVinifera

    VitisVinifera Initiate (137) Feb 25, 2013 California

    ethanol has a taste, and a mouthfeel, despite what they say
     
  10. rgordon

    rgordon Meyvn (1,039) Apr 26, 2012 North Carolina

    Tommy Knocker's polling numbers just went up in Nevada, rising in South Carolina....oh, never mind. I never liked Tommyknocker beers and this is an "interesting" gimmick that may be fun to watch play out. Unless all of this is a Russian bot. Laahhhd!
     
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  11. jesskidden

    jesskidden Poo-Bah (1,971) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    Maybe they'll pair it with a breathalyzer and a scale and the machine'll decide how much more alcohol you can have...
     
  12. rgordon

    rgordon Meyvn (1,039) Apr 26, 2012 North Carolina

    And wear it on your wrist.
     
  13. mikeinportc

    mikeinportc Champion (898) Nov 4, 2015 New York

    &#$&*#!!!! How'd you find out? :rage::thinking_face:
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  14. dcotom

    dcotom Poo-Bah (2,370) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
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    Maybe I'm not seeing the big picture here, but this seems to me to be a helluva lot of trouble to go to in order to produce an inferior "beer."
     
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  15. tzieser

    tzieser Meyvn (1,123) Nov 21, 2006 New Jersey
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    Dumb as fuck
     
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  16. unlikelyspiderperson

    unlikelyspiderperson Meyvn (1,249) Mar 12, 2013 California
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    I think the big picture here probably relates to already inferior macro beers being cheaper to ship and places like stadiums being able to offer you bud lite at 4%, 2%, or .5%
     
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  17. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (7,080) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    They brew a couple of decent beers, like Pickaxe Pale Ale but yeah, they seem to be behind the times. They used to have a brewpub in Casper years ago. They weren't there for long.
     
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  18. joelwlcx

    joelwlcx Aspirant (222) Apr 23, 2007 Minnesota

    This reminds me too much of the "hyperloop".
     
  19. traction

    traction Zealot (506) Dec 4, 2010 Georgia
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    I make a tincture using 190 proof alcohol and it has a distinctly sweet taste