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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. Ernest_Hooper

    Ernest_Hooper Apr 23, 2012 Michigan

    Everyone give this lady a thousand kudos for driving to meet up with me at Kuhnhenn's in some really awful weather. She really wasn't kidding about two cases! She was kind enough to gift me eight bottles of fresh Hopslam, an assortment of rarer Short's, Arcadia, and Kuhnhenn among others.

    She is exactly what a Beer Advocate should show when you look it up on Wikipedia. Cheers!
  2. DStoked

    DStoked Sep 28, 2011 Ohio
    Beer Trader

    Save it for company. Someone will give it a try.
  3. Providence

    Providence Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

    Making light of homeless people is pathetic.
  4. TheBeerDad

    TheBeerDad Sep 6, 2012 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    First off why are there so many extras of beers you don't like, buy a single bottle. Secondly what styles do you like? I see Stouts, fruit beer, ipa, barleywines, brown ale, ripa.... Many of which are decent representations of the style. Is there any particular beer that you are in love with? For the future I would say stick to what you know you like because it seems there is a lot you don't and don't buy six packs... buy one bottle. For the remainder of the beer host a tasting with some of your friends who do or don't appreciate beer. Maybe you can bring someone to the dark side.... and make it a contest, 3 votes per person and see who the champ is.
  5. Vonerichs

    Vonerichs Sep 1, 2008 Illinois
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    Would you like to yell at the moon with Buzz Aldrin?
  6. Ernest_Hooper

    Ernest_Hooper Apr 23, 2012 Michigan

    I think reading this has proven that people don't actually read threads. She clearly stated a couple of times that she doesn't have any shops around her that carry singles, and so she is forced to go with a six or four pack when trying many new things.

    Now as to why she doesnt like those particular beers, I can't be sure exactly. However, I can say that I am a luckier man that she doesn't. ;)
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  7. AngusOg

    AngusOg Apr 23, 2010 North Carolina
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    If you want to pay the favor foward, you could always send me a Hopslam or two. Just offerring...
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  8. chefmikeanderson

    chefmikeanderson Feb 1, 2009 Georgia
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    buy a still and make moonshine out of it. Thats what I do. waste nothing
  9. RevLeonidas

    RevLeonidas Jan 28, 2013

    A healthy lawn loves a drink of beer! The grass gets greener and healthier on bad beer; in fact, beer is part of my regular lawn feedin tonic.
  10. Andygirl

    Andygirl Jan 3, 2013 Michigan

    I am picky, OK? This is why I am at BA and not getting a case of Bud.

    I love Sucks and don't like Hopslam. I love stout but all the chocolate stouts smell like a tootsie roll to me and I can't drink beer that smells like that. If it's super heavy I probably love it. BB4D I love. Edmund Fitzgerald I love. I have like 90 kinds of local beer I like alot, in Micigan I can afford to be picky.

    I am also allergic to nuts and some of the beers are brewed with them, so no I will not drink those.
  11. Onizilla

    Onizilla Apr 25, 2009 New York
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    I drink it and complain on BA about it afterwards.
  12. otispdriftwood

    otispdriftwood Dec 9, 2011 Colorado
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    Mix it all together, slap a name on it and voila! you're an official beer blender.
  13. TheJollyHop

    TheJollyHop Sep 2, 2009 California

    1.) Hospitality beer a.k.a "Would you like a beer?"
    2.) Marinating/cooking applications
    3.) Drain pour and put on the do not purchase again list
  14. mudbug

    mudbug Mar 27, 2009 Oregon

    Our group once had a person bring a case of Keystone Light which nobody touched, it became a white elephant that would get snuck into each others garages or closets when nobody was looking. I think it's still out there ten years later waiting for one of us to finally get around to cleaning the garage and "discover" it again. (Thank Ghod I moved several hundred miles away, but that may not deter some of them)
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  15. Andygirl

    Andygirl Jan 3, 2013 Michigan

    We actually do that with a really creepy Notre Dame garden gnome. :D
  16. dwoolley1

    dwoolley1 Dec 16, 2009 New York
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    Give it away - you never know.
  17. Andygirl

    Andygirl Jan 3, 2013 Michigan

    It's long gone.
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  18. DelMontiac

    DelMontiac Oct 22, 2010 Oklahoma

    I don't really buy beers I don't like. Most times I'm looking for credible brews from credible brewers. I may blindly buy a new offering from Sierra Nevada, Great Divide, Founders, etc, but I'm not likely to grab a six pack of Joe Blow's Brewing Pineapple Butterscotch Green Chile Licorice Cactus Ale. But...When I was a craft noob, I drank 'em even if I didn't dig 'em.
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  19. bleakies

    bleakies Apr 11, 2011 Massachusetts

    As it turns out you seem to have done exactly the right thing with these orphaned brews.

  20. CaptJackHarkness

    CaptJackHarkness Aug 18, 2011 New York

    My kitchen sink is an alchoholic!
  21. CaptJackHarkness

    CaptJackHarkness Aug 18, 2011 New York

    Correction, I only drain pour what I'm trying and don't like. If I have more bottles of the same, I give them to the guy who maintains my aquariums!
  22. Tballz420

    Tballz420 Mar 4, 2003 Minnesota

    Almost any beer that I dont like, I will consume it via my food hole, process it with my liver to extract the drugs from it, and then desposit it into the sewer
  23. RockAZ

    RockAZ Jan 6, 2009 Arizona
    Beer Trader

    Glad you have found a home for those orphaned beers, although a few on that list surprised me that your local crew would not down them for you. Always, cooking with unwanted beers is an option, as a dozen others on this thread have pointed out - if the recipe calls for any amount of water use the beer, and for beef/chicken stock you can use at least half the amount as beer instead. There is something satisfying in watching BMC beer reduce to a sticky sauce,...
  24. FosterJM

    FosterJM Nov 16, 2009 California
    Beer Trader

    Seriously? Those are some nice beers. Just drink em!!

  25. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
    Beer Trader

    Give it away. For some reason I bought a six pack of magic hat number nine when it hit the shelves in denver for gabf. I just gave away the five I didn't drink last week. Find someone at work who just wants to get trashed, they don't care if its brewed with dog hair instead of hops.
  26. SportsandJorts

    SportsandJorts Nov 17, 2012 Virginia
    Beer Trader

    Drink it after you've had a good amount of beers you do like. or give it to someone who may like it
  27. hansgruber

    hansgruber Feb 14, 2008 Indiana
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    I give my dad any random bottles that I know I won't drink and he will, but aren't past their prime. Also give him other things like 2012 BCBS. He appreciates them all as he buys the stuff too. They're a nice break from his standby Busch Light :/
  28. terrapinmark

    terrapinmark Sep 23, 2010 Ohio

    I usually just give it away!
  29. Lipsntoes

    Lipsntoes Jul 15, 2012 Ohio

    That's easy.... I give beer I don't like to friends I don't like. A win-win.
  30. maxcoinage

    maxcoinage Apr 6, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    I never let anything (food or drink) go to waste, I'll consume just about anything that was intended for consumption. I like to think of myself as a human garbage disposal.
  31. ImageFX

    ImageFX Jan 29, 2013 Florida

    I turn it into my temporary ashtray
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  32. TheBeerDad

    TheBeerDad Sep 6, 2012 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    Southern tier stout is a 22oz bottle, don't think most shops make you buy a case... And there is a speedway by my house that sells single bottles, something tells me that if a shop is getting woodmaster/cereal killer/imperial stout that they more then likely sell single bottles or there is a place near by that does.
  33. Ernest_Hooper

    Ernest_Hooper Apr 23, 2012 Michigan

    ST 2x Stout is only sold in 12oz bottles around here. And as to the second point, it's really hard to side with your pure assumption against her stated experience.
  34. LeRose

    LeRose Nov 24, 2011 Massachusetts

    And how many times did she clearly say it was a mixed bag, not a case of one beer? I sure hope this lady has a sense of humor. Looks like there was a very satisfactory conclusion to this. Beer was ultimately shared and fronds were made.
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  35. GodlessWatermelon

    GodlessWatermelon Apr 12, 2012 Maryland

    I drink it. I've had plenty of beers I didn't like but I've never had one so bad that I've poured it out. I read so many posts on these forums about people pouring out beer after one or two sips, and that's mind boggling to me.
  36. CopperMtnPlowboy

    CopperMtnPlowboy Oct 3, 2010 Ohio

    Plan A: Drink 6-8 good beers, then mix in the beer you don't like. Hopefully by then your tastebuds are smashed, your memory had faded, your girl looks like the Homecoming Queen, and you can't tell the diffference....or don't care.

    Plan B: Not one, but two of my brother-in-laws will drink ANYTHING. God bless them.
  37. khofer3839

    khofer3839 Oct 4, 2012 California

    I usually just drink them even if I don't particularly like them. I hardly ever buy more than 1 or 2 bottles of something when I'm trying it for the first time so it's not that big of a deal to just finish it. Although at the same time I don't think I've bought any craft beer that I've hated.
  38. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Mar 18, 2010 California

    Why would you have these in your possession then?
  39. LeRose

    LeRose Nov 24, 2011 Massachusetts

    That is friends, not fronds...maybe obviously.
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