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

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

  1. Shakory

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    i usually keep it as beer for guests or give it to my buddys who dont care what they drink
     
  2. Giantspace

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    I have a few bottles of Columbus winter and its bad. I am saving them for next year. Maybe they will tone down. Any other beer I will share or give away. Always easy to bring them to a big party.

    Enjoy
     
  3. C2H5

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    use it to fill up empty bottles of BA Darklord, recap/rewax and trade for whalezz...
     
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  4. IamMe90

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    Drink it, obviously.
     
  5. MtnBiker

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    I wish I had this problem, if I don't like it but it's perfectly ok, I'd keep it around to drink it. These types of beers are buffers that I'll drink first in dire straights before getting to my cellared jewels. I keep said buffers around as much as I can afford too.
     
  6. dertyd

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    There are not many beers that I can't. Tolerate.
    So I almost drink any beer some I like more than others but the only beer I had a hard time drinking was magic hat #9 but I drank it anyway haha I can't see pouring out any beer no matter wut.
     
  7. BlindSalimander

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    In the future just do an unannounced tasting at poker night. Just pour tasters and they will at least drink those. Less imposing, doesn't replace the light lager for too long.
     
  8. Ernest_Hooper

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    Fronds were definitely made.
     
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    I'm pretty lucky in that if I'm buying it, I will at least enjoy drinking it on some level, since I'm not going to buy beer I don't expect to like. One time a neighbor gave us a case of a BMC offering for helping out with his truck. My room mate looked at me and said, "I don't know what we're going to do with this stuff..." I don't remember, either. We probably gave it away. What's funny is that neither of us were Craft drinkers back then, we just didn't want a fridge filled with that swill.
     
  10. terrapinfan88

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    Drink it. Theres still booze in there.
     
  11. Hanzo

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    This is why I buy singles. I rarely have beers sitting around from six packs or cases I don't like. If that did happen I would just take it to a party where I know someone will drink it. I have a problem drainpouring stuff.
     
  12. hctap00

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    Drink it. There's a saying about sex that can also be applied to beer.
     
  13. MichPaul

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    I imagine you driving away in that car in your avatar, but filled with craft instead!!! :)
     
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  14. Haywire

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    I typically give it away to a friend. There's only been a couple of times where I dumped the whole bottle and threw away the rest but it was nowhere near 2 cases.
     
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    if i dont like it drink it first i stock my frig with beers i enjoy and also get a few that i havent tried so i drink the worse ones first so i still had good ones later or give them away
     
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    I give it away to pschul4
     
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    i choke it down
     
  18. JitsuBrew

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    use it for marinade
     
  19. UCLABrewN84

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    Drain pour it if the bottle is open. Otherwise, I will pass it on to my FIL or BIL.
     
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    Lol, right and we're the snobby oddballs...whatever, those silly sheep might as well be drinking w/Jim Jones. I don't care what ya' drink let's just agree we like beer & move on, the dueling snobbery is pointless...craft guy vs. macro guy...fancy beer vs. piss water, SILLY...
     
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    I agree with the many suggestions for cooking with it. If it is a light-flavored beer I use it to boil shrimp. Dark beers go into a beef and vegetable soup or something like that as long as the beer isn't overly spicy like some winter warmers can be.
     
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    drain pour it. Or give it to someone else who might enjoy it.
     
  23. Andygirl

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    I really don't care what they drink. They are great guys and harassment is expected and generously given by all. We have since added a new poker guy and he drank 4 craft beers Friday night. He said he liked to taste his beer, so he got the run of the cellar.
     
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    Push through it and finish. Make all the sexual joke you like. I have set the stage, you provide the action.
     
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    I sometimes save it for guests. Or, I wait until I've had a several good beers, at least 3 or 4, and want maybe one more. Recently, as in last week, I had a bottle of Sculpin that I did not realize had come to me (meaning i pulled it off a shelf without checking the date) with an Enjoy By date of 9/27/12 on it, which sort of disappointed me. I had no idea what I was going to do with it until I had like 4 really good beers last Wednesday decided to drink it. Was not bad at all.
     
  26. oldedog

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    Give it to my girlfriend lol
     
  27. jrbchef

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    Waste not, want not.
    If you buy smart the most you should have to suffer through is 5 more.
     
  28. ChefHopMeister

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    Well played!
     
  29. SDStoneEnthusiast

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    Reserve it for a guest. Worst case scenario, give it away.
     
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