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. gatornation

    gatornation Poo-Bah (3,422) Apr 18, 2007 Minnesota
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    two things
    kill slugs in the garden with it
    cook with it
  2. devlishdamsel

    devlishdamsel Initiate (0) Aug 1, 2009 Washington

    ? What if its just a vile beer, not necessarily an improperly stored beer that has gone bad but a beer that was not formulated correctly due to improper chemistry or bad brewing practices?
  3. Strafefire

    Strafefire Initiate (0) Jan 27, 2013

    Had this problem with a ten bottle pack of Wychwood Forest Fruit beer at Christmas. No clue what they were trying to achieve, make alcoholic raspberry vinegerette is the winning bet so far.

    Passed it on to my little brother on Christmas day after he polished off the last of the Kraken rum, and I just cracked on with the box of Budvar Dark. A merry Christmas was had by all.
  4. e9cheef

    e9cheef Initiate (0) Jan 27, 2013

    Act like an Immature, masculine guy of 74 years old and drink it. You may die tomorrow.
  5. mecummins

    mecummins Initiate (0) Nov 16, 2012 Illinois

    Well, you've already tried giving it away to friends, so I won 't suggest taking it to a Super Bowl party next week (guess I just did anyway.). Are there any sort of clubs around you, like a VFW or a church who might be having a Super Bowl party? I'll bet they would be happy for a donation.
  6. Andygirl

    Andygirl Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2013 Michigan

    I found a local BA to take it off my hands!
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  7. davek72

    davek72 Initiate (195) Oct 23, 2012 Iowa
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    I had that problem with a couple of cans (yes cans) and a few bottles. I gave them to my brother and asked his opinion. He's the guy that introduced me to good beers! Sorry bro! Still love you man! :-D
  8. Andygirl

    Andygirl Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2013 Michigan

    Seriously, you sound just like my dad. If it is you, bring me up some Cigar City when you come back. :grinning:
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  9. Auror

    Auror Defender (642) Jan 1, 2010 Massachusetts
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    I've got a shelf in my fridge I've designated as "roommates may drink any beer on this shelf." Problem takes care of itself.
  10. Andygirl

    Andygirl Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2013 Michigan

    My roommate is pickier than me, so that hasn't helped.
  11. raffels

    raffels Initiate (168) Dec 12, 2009 West Virginia

    I tried the slug bait thing last spring with some unwanted Blue Moon. The slugs left threatening notes on my door...
  12. RBassSFHOPit2ME

    RBassSFHOPit2ME Meyvn (1,126) Mar 1, 2009 California

    Dude...WTF is wrong with you? Bring it to a party whereas you're looked at as the guy who HOOKED IT UP, and leave it there...giving the facade that your generous and likeable. ;-)

    Although I've never bought "cases" of beer I didn't care for.
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  13. cleeze

    cleeze Initiate (0) Nov 24, 2008 Maine

    I'd bathe in it...
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  14. NickMunford

    NickMunford Savant (978) Oct 2, 2006 Wyoming

    I drink it, or my wife will bake/cook with it. But I've never purchased 2, let alone 1, case of anything I haven't tried before to know whether or not I like it.
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  15. GennyCreamAle

    GennyCreamAle Initiate (0) Feb 25, 2009 New York

    Andygirl is a she bro
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  16. nc41

    nc41 Meyvn (1,494) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    I give tons of beer away to friends, that's the ticket.
  17. JoeyBeerBelly

    JoeyBeerBelly Initiate (0) Dec 15, 2006 New York

    is this a trick question?
  18. craigo19

    craigo19 Disciple (332) Oct 12, 2009 Michigan
    Supporter Beer Trader

    Cook with it.
  19. taxman

    taxman Initiate (0) Feb 22, 2012 Illinois

    I give it to my son and his friends in college. They'll drink anything!
  20. teal

    teal Initiate (77) May 3, 2012 Wisconsin

    This and as I read it, she doesn't have cases of 1 beer she dislikes. She had several beers she didn't care for, knew she wasn't going to enjoy and they added up to a large quantity - might even been 2 cases worth.
    And having read the posts - it appears she has donated them to another BA here who will take/use and enjoy them.

    No harm, no foul.
  21. BuckeyeOne

    BuckeyeOne Zealot (517) Mar 9, 2008 Washington

    I don't think I've ever had cases of beer that I wouldn't drink but I've probably accumulated a 12-pack at a time over the course of a few months. I tend to host several BBQs and cookouts over the summer and a number of parties over the fall-winter-spring. My parties are always BYOB and some beer always gets left behind, often stuff I wouldn't drink but almost always craft and/or faux-craft. I usually just leave it out in the beer bucket when people are over and it eventually gets gone. For the non-craft stuff, I just use it to cook with.
  22. RBassSFHOPit2ME

    RBassSFHOPit2ME Meyvn (1,126) Mar 1, 2009 California

    So....You've never made that comment out of habit whether a girl or a guy? I'm all about equal treatment here on BA. Remember...nice guys finish last.
  23. Andygirl

    Andygirl Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2013 Michigan

    I don't have cases of any one beer I don't like. There are no singles shops near me so I buy a 4 or 6. If I decide I don't like it then I try and pass it off on one of the guys on poker night. Since they are all afraid of anything darker than water, it sits here. Since letting beer just sit ruins my storage capacity for stuff I do like, I am giving it to a fellow BA who I am sure will think I am generous and likeable when he drives away with 2 cases of beer.
  24. Bear1964

    Bear1964 Zealot (540) Dec 12, 2012 Nebraska

    Agree with that, mix-a-six rocks and I do it as often as I can!
  25. njhopspop

    njhopspop Initiate (0) Oct 17, 2010 New Jersey

    Either bring it to the next party you're invited to or cook with it. beer makes a damn fine brine for pulled pork. :slight_smile:
  26. assman79

    assman79 Aspirant (250) May 30, 2009 Wisconsin
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    I yell at it and tell it how dissapointed in it i am. Then i make it sit in a corner and face the wall.
  27. diesel59

    diesel59 Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2012 New York

    drink it..............
  28. krl2112

    krl2112 Crusader (732) Nov 10, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Why would u buy 2 cases of something before u know if u like it or not? I would either bring it to a party or include as extras with various trades
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  29. kojevergas

    kojevergas Poo-Bah (7,374) Aug 15, 2010 Texas
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    I drink it. But then, as some have noted, I do not buy lots of one type of beer without knowing full well that I like it.
  30. Envelopes

    Envelopes Initiate (0) Aug 26, 2012 Ohio

    Start a LIF or start trading and use the non-IPA stuff as extras?
  31. teal

    teal Initiate (77) May 3, 2012 Wisconsin

    I'm assuming some of you haven't read the posts - she didn't buy 2 cases of Clamato - she bought various 6 packs as it was available to her to try - some she liked, others she didn't. Those ended up in the "pile of beer I don't like" and it adds up to 2 cases worth of beer which she's given to another BA for their enjoyment.
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  32. Nectar

    Nectar Initiate (0) Jan 17, 2013 New Jersey

    Either drink them as a night cap for a good buzz, or stop buying beer just cause.

    I mean seriously, how could you have 2 CASES of beer you don't like? Do you even know what you like?

    Edit: don't meanto sound like a dick. Any atores have a mix a six nearby? I mean I drink a new beer every night, and even at that rate it'd take years to fill 2 cases
  33. HattedClassic

    HattedClassic Poo-Bah (2,119) Nov 23, 2009 Virginia

    Use them to have broken bottle fights with my friends and finish what's left to drink the pain away. Actually, I just give them to my little brother and his friends. Frankly, the amount of alcohol they can put away scares me.
  34. Circleo12

    Circleo12 Devotee (452) Nov 12, 2012 South Carolina
    Beer Trader

    Oh goodness AG....well you know I already love Well's Banana Bread based on that thread it was mentioned in before.
    Shorts Woodmaster is solid, but IMO, Sam Adams version may have beat it out.
    Arcadia Coco Loco was ok, nothing special to me either.
    Hopslam...I wouldn't even buy. Hoppyness, no thanks!

    Funny how different folks are though, on BA.
  35. PatriotsRule

    PatriotsRule Aspirant (257) Sep 25, 2012 Massachusetts

    Power through until you have crushed every can and bottle. Repeat.
  36. BrittEBurke

    BrittEBurke Events Manager (943) Apr 17, 2009 Massachusetts
    Staff Beer Trader

    If you're looking to cook with it, I recommend checking out the Homebrew Chef's website. He has a great collection of recipes for almost every style.
  37. Ohsaycanyoubeer

    Ohsaycanyoubeer Initiate (0) Feb 8, 2012 Colorado

    Festina Peche isn't really a Berliner...
  38. RBassSFHOPit2ME

    RBassSFHOPit2ME Meyvn (1,126) Mar 1, 2009 California

  39. Andygirl

    Andygirl Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2013 Michigan

    I do not have a singles shop near me. I am trying to expand beyond the same style of beer that has been my go to style for years, some don't suit me. What's the issue?
  40. JamesMN

    JamesMN Initiate (0) Jul 12, 2012 Minnesota

    Tick one and then pass the rest off to friends who don't know any better. Of course they will feel obliged to return the favor next time we're out for a drink.
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