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What do you do with beer you don't like?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Andygirl, Jan 27, 2013.

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  1. Andygirl

    Andygirl Jan 3, 2013 Michigan

    Besides trading, how do you dispose of perfectly OK beer that just does nothing for you? I have almost 2 cases of of beer that I can look at and just know I am never drinking it. :oops:
  2. LegalBrew87

    LegalBrew87 Mar 6, 2012 California

    Cook with it or give it away
  3. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
    Beer Trader

    What beer is it?
  4. TongoRad

    TongoRad Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
    Beer Trader

    Wow- that's a lot. Whenever this sort of thing happens to me it's usually just a few bottles I have to deal with. I find that having a bit of fun with blending beers helps keep things interesting if I have some lying around that are too sweet, too bland, too 'whatever'...
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  5. EJLinneman

    EJLinneman Mar 2, 2009 New Jersey
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    I drink just about everything I buy, but if there are beers I don't particularly care for, I just serve them to guests at my house. If they don't like it, they can bring their own beer.
  6. CellarGimp

    CellarGimp Sep 14, 2011 Missouri

    This is it.
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  7. Feel_the_Darkness

    Feel_the_Darkness Oct 17, 2012 Virginia

    Smash the bottles behind WaWa
  8. Andygirl

    Andygirl Jan 3, 2013 Michigan

    It's a hodge podge of stouts, some ryes, a ginger beer, a dozen oddball, some that have nuts, and some hopslam. No fabulous rare items, but stuff a non-craft drinker wouldn't touch.

    I have been cooking with it, but my house is starting to smell a little too much like beer.
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  9. Kuester

    Kuester May 14, 2012 Colorado

    Luckily has only happened with Festina Peche for me, threw the other 3 bottles away. It'll take a while for me to try another berliner lol
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  10. LarryAppleton

    LarryAppleton Dec 1, 2012 Quebec (Canada)
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    Bring it to (big) parties. People will drink it
    Blueribbon666, MilkManX and MAbeerNE1 like this.
  11. JuicesFlowing

    JuicesFlowing Jul 5, 2009 Kansas

    You drain pour it and brag about it on BA. *scoff*
  12. Andygirl

    Andygirl Jan 3, 2013 Michigan

    Lucky being a girl keeps me out of the measuring contests.
  13. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
    Beer Trader

    I need some names of the beers to put in a good opinion. Hopslam? That one has me stumped though I respect you're not liking it; we all have our own palates and what pleases it.
  14. slangtruth

    slangtruth Jan 8, 2012 Massachusetts

    I drink it. Hell, I drank two bottles of Cherry Wheat. Didn't kill me.
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  15. SometimesIfart

    SometimesIfart Jun 4, 2012 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    I pitch it off as Budweisers latest product and sell it to the neighborhood drunks
  16. FEUO

    FEUO Jul 24, 2012 Ontario (Canada)

    Pawn it.
  17. joeseppy

    joeseppy Oct 20, 2012 Illinois

    Either make it a guest beer or incorporate into garden fertilizer this spring.
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  18. hopsputin

    hopsputin Apr 1, 2012 New Jersey

    drink it anyway, or share with friends/family
  19. Andygirl

    Andygirl Jan 3, 2013 Michigan

    In the cellar:

    Breckenridge 72 Imperial
    Left Hand Good JuJu (may be too old)
    Well's Banana Bread
    Souther tier 2x stout
    Ruthless Rye
    Arcadia Coco Loco
    Arcadia Cereal Killer
    Kuhnhenn Christmas Stollen
    Shorts Woodmaster
    Arcadia Imperial Stout
  20. kingofhop

    kingofhop May 9, 2010 Oklahoma

    I have this problem, right now as we speak. I have a lone bottle left from a sixer of Weihenstaphener Hefe-weiss. I've struggled all weekend with the stuff, I realize it's rated world class, but man... I do not like banana/clove flavored beer. My son drank a couple. That's about all he could handle. Oh well. Gonna pop the top now and man up. I don't drain pour.​
  21. Beefytits4

    Beefytits4 Nov 2, 2011 Illinois

    I save it for the next big game or fight. It goes down smoother after I've had a few good beers.
  22. tronester

    tronester Nov 25, 2006 Oklahoma

    Give it away or drink it.
  23. Derranged

    Derranged Mar 7, 2010 New York

    It depends how much I don't like it. If I don't care for it but I still find it drinkable/tolerable, I'll tough it out and finish it. One recent example for me is DFH Punkin. I didn't like it, not sure what the hell DFH had in mind when brewing that one. It was still tolerable so I finished it. Ifa beer is undrinkable I just dump it.

    However, keep in mind that its different when you drink for "buzz/feel" as well as "taste". I see that many BAs don't even so much as like getting a buzz, much less getting drunk or bombed. I am not one of them. So even if I buy a beer I don't particularly like, I finish it anyway because it still serves a purpose.

    If you're drinking strictly for taste, it doesn't make sense to hold on to something you don't like.
  24. JohnDMartin

    JohnDMartin Jan 13, 2013 Kentucky

    I cook with it or give it away.
  25. devlishdamsel

    devlishdamsel Aug 1, 2009 Washington

    Unless of course you are aware it is vile. in which case you wouldnt give it to your worst enemy. If its astringent enough, heat will probably not do it any favors either. Save it for a bad beer tasting ;)?
  26. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey
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    Take the beer to your local skid row,leave a church key with it!
  27. JohnDMartin

    JohnDMartin Jan 13, 2013 Kentucky

    Hmm what a predicament i guess i would have to get sad about letting it get in that condition and pour it out:(
  28. jmgrub

    jmgrub Nov 20, 2010 California

    With the beers you just listed, I am SURE a local BA would be happy to take them off your hands.
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  29. Ernest_Hooper

    Ernest_Hooper Apr 23, 2012 Michigan

    Wow, I know that opinions vary but those are some solid beers. Hopslam is my favorite beer (yeah nostalgia factors into this), and I drank the town dry of Coco Loco this year, I thought it was one of the best and balanced chocolate stouts I have ever had. I've never had Kuhnhenn's Christmas offering, but it definitely sounds interesting. Ruthless Rye is always solid, 2x Stout is a great brew, and Woodmaster sounds very intriguing.

    Ok Ok, I know I'm not answering your question but that is just a very solid and eclectic list of beers. You really have almost two cases worth of all that and you don't like any of it?

    Ok Ok, I will stop judging. The correct answer is that you should send them to me.
  30. AlaskanYoung

    AlaskanYoung Dec 1, 2011 Arkansas

    This is exactly why i buy singles or mix-a-six
  31. Ri0

    Ri0 Jul 1, 2012 Wisconsin
    Beer Trader

    Give it to my dog. He hasn't met a beer that he didn't like.
  32. flayedandskinned

    flayedandskinned Jan 1, 2011 California
    Beer Trader

    Well in that case come over and I'll help you drink it.
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  33. ThirstyFace

    ThirstyFace Jan 11, 2013 New York

    I yell at it, then I close the fridge. When I return I say hello, or again yell at it. Depends.
  34. Andygirl

    Andygirl Jan 3, 2013 Michigan

    They are yours if want them! Seriously, I am close.

    Some have nuts, I am allergic. I haven't found a chocolate stout I like, and Hopslam is just too much for me. I like Sucks and will pick that everytime over Hopslam, so it sits.
  35. Czar_chasm

    Czar_chasm Jun 20, 2012 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    Age that cereal killer a couple years...
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  36. gcamparone

    gcamparone Dec 6, 2011 Rhode Island
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    I wait until I'm a few (actually many) drinks in, then I can't really tell the difference
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  37. SeaAle

    SeaAle Jun 24, 2012 Oregon
    Beer Trader

    I give it to the homeless downtown Seattle. You should see the smiles.
  38. Ernest_Hooper

    Ernest_Hooper Apr 23, 2012 Michigan

    Check your messages.
  39. Andygirl

    Andygirl Jan 3, 2013 Michigan

    BTW I have tried to use this as guest beer. Three weeks of poker and no one will touch it. I even crossed the line and told them they were a bunch of p-words. Corona and Loonie Koonie, anything else is "too dark". Babies.
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