What ever happened to Beer Geek Nation?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by OTB, Nov 30, 2018.

  1. OTB

    OTB Devotee (409) Sep 2, 2011 California

    Over a Holiday bottle share someone brought up BGN and Chris, I went to check out the sight and it looks like he's gone AWOL. Whether you agreed with him or not, he was THE man when It came to on line beer reviews not that long ago.

    #1 OTB, Nov 30, 2018
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  2. thesherrybomber

    thesherrybomber Initiate (159) Jun 13, 2017 California
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    His last video was some beer refrigerator review. People who have asked were replied with sarcastic, dick comments. Guess he's going through something personal?
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  3. CrimeDog

    CrimeDog Aspirant (201) Dec 31, 2015 New York

    When I first got into craft I watched his videos all the time....
  4. Prep8611

    Prep8611 Aspirant (250) Aug 22, 2014 New Jersey

    He makes some pretty annoying faces while reviewing. I used to like Dave’s beer reviews but he got unbearable with labeling dates. He only rated beers that were NEIPA as top beers. I stopped watching everything altogether. Both became beer snobs that I despise.
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  5. Chuck2319

    Chuck2319 Initiate (84) Apr 13, 2017 Illinois

    Every beer he ever drank had notes of “coconut, molasses, dark fruit and chocolate”
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  6. Bella56

    Bella56 Initiate (15) Nov 3, 2018 Pennsylvania

    I wondered the same. Maybe he moved or got a divorce. But that would probably allow him to do more. Is The master of hopped still around
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  7. Tucquan

    Tucquan Poo-Bah (2,781) Oct 11, 2007 Pennsylvania
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  8. StoutSnob40

    StoutSnob40 Poo-Bah (2,167) Jan 4, 2013 California
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    I'll stick with Massive Beer Reviews and his mystery beer Mondays. That dude cracks me up.
  9. jamesroses

    jamesroses Aspirant (285) Nov 8, 2015 Argentina

    BGN went MIA. I like watching Darwin, Joe Senigaglia, Ronald Theriot and the guy with the beard and glasses. Can't remember the channels name.
  10. HorseheadsHophead

    HorseheadsHophead Meyvn (1,482) Sep 15, 2014 New York

    Beer Geek Nation has pretty much retired from Beer Reviews. He admitted that he was going to quit, sort of came back around for a few weeks, and then disappeared again.
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  11. seth27

    seth27 Initiate (80) Mar 16, 2015 Pennsylvania

    I remember he had a video a while back about how he wasn't really enjoying it anymore and then had maybe one or two videos after that.

    I can see where he's coming from; turning a hobby into a quasi-job would probably be a bummer after a while. Not to mention people were getting really negative about his videos.
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  12. ESHBG

    ESHBG Aspirant (223) Jul 30, 2011 Pennsylvania

    I really enjoy online beer reviews but for me many are a catch 22 because hoppy usually equals awesome and everything else equals meh so I generally can't use their reviews as a gauge for me. But I did have to laugh when the NEIPA trend gained momentum and suddenly the old A+ IPAs became "boring" and, "A few years ago I would have loved this but now..."

    BGN was a lot of fun for me when I was first getting into craft.

    DISKORD Aspirant (219) Feb 28, 2017 North Carolina

    All except Greg annoy the crap out of me! Hope he's doing better now. :slight_frown:
  14. OTB

    OTB Devotee (409) Sep 2, 2011 California

    Yea, but I cannot stand how he snorts the shit out the glass, for some reason that really turn me off.

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  15. Harrison8

    Harrison8 Poo-Bah (2,906) Dec 6, 2015 Missouri
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    Now I'd like to see your face while reviewing. I couldn't say I'd want my photo taken while reviewing, let alone a video.
  16. TheGent

    TheGent Meyvn (1,400) Jun 29, 2010 New Jersey
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    It got too lonely at the top for him.
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  17. DoghouseReilly3946

    DoghouseReilly3946 Initiate (140) Aug 17, 2018 Kentucky

    Master of Hoppets, Massive Beer Reviews, and Rampant Lion Reviews are my go to reviewers. Greg seems a touch sour in his videos these days.
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  18. Prep8611

    Prep8611 Aspirant (250) Aug 22, 2014 New Jersey

    I definitely don’t make faces. I drink like a normal human.
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  19. ctbeergeek

    ctbeergeek Initiate (49) Oct 28, 2018 California

    Beer Geek Nation was my intro to the YouTube beer review world - miss it, but there are a lot of great channels out there to fill the void...
    Massive Beer Reviews is my favorite (especially Mystery Beer Monday's) and Jow's Arcade is another go-to for some great content.
  20. MNPikey

    MNPikey Devotee (433) Feb 27, 2011 Minnesota

    He'd gained alot of weight, dialed the beer/alcohol "hobby" back, lost a ton of weight, then tried to continue. He quickly realized that any hobby that involves alcohol wasn't sustainable with a healthy lifestyle and called it quits for good.
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  21. EvenMoreJesus

    EvenMoreJesus Champion (878) Jun 8, 2017 Pennsylvania
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    "Oh yeah . . . right in the front of the tongue"
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  22. MoreBeer4me

    MoreBeer4me Aspirant (272) Aug 25, 2014 New Jersey

    It starts to get tiring when the realization hits that no money will ever be made doing beer videos as they never get an insane number of views. And in addition to this, many people think subscribers on YouTube leads to traffic on their website where they can sell things.

    Well, it doesn't (usually). I've checked many YouTuber's websites who have hundreds of thousands of subs and their site traffic is non-existent. And making $$$ with things like Amazon affiliate links in the video description requires a ton of views, which beer vids don't get.

    On another note, that Ronald Theriot guy on YouTube cracks me up. Everything tastes like bread, crusty bread, brown bread, day old bread, mama's bread, whatever. Plus some of the beers he does are supreme trailer trash. About a week ago he did Bud Light Orange!
  23. thesherrybomber

    thesherrybomber Initiate (159) Jun 13, 2017 California
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    He's on AB InBev payroll
  24. Celtics76

    Celtics76 Defender (664) Sep 5, 2011 Rhode Island

    Yes. I'm guessing he quit due to health reasons and is bitter about it so hasn't bothered explaining why he left.
  25. MassiveBeerReviews

    MassiveBeerReviews Initiate (118) Apr 12, 2012 Pennsylvania


    Doooooooooood, it annoys the shit out of me too!

    I actually don't re-watch my reviews so I didn't realize how craptastic it was till someone pointed it out to me relatively recently. It's the LAV mic and it's position .... not saying I don't throw my nose in there like Gary Busey at the tail end of a 4 day bender ... but when i switched to a LAV mic and where I put it, it just picks that shit up like craaaaaaaaaazy.

    Switched back to a shotgun mic a week or so ago (a couple weeks of backlog with the old mic)
  26. Dil_thebeerdrinking_do

    Dil_thebeerdrinking_do Aspirant (294) Jan 21, 2014 Georgia

    Behind the Bar > Everything
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  27. StoutSnob40

    StoutSnob40 Poo-Bah (2,167) Jan 4, 2013 California
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    He's definitely more quality over quantity. Reviews some amazing stuff.
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  28. Celtics76

    Celtics76 Defender (664) Sep 5, 2011 Rhode Island

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  29. bwarner2015

    bwarner2015 Initiate (35) Mar 25, 2016 Connecticut

    I'm sure he would be pretty flattered to know that he has a thread on a beer advocate forum. I liked beer Geek nation, but preferred Darwin and Joe Senigaglia.
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  30. StoutSnob40

    StoutSnob40 Poo-Bah (2,167) Jan 4, 2013 California
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    Yeah, looks like he gained his weight back. Too bad. It's tough to keep it off, for sure...

    He seemed like a nice dude, so you hope he stopped doing reviews because he was just over it, and not because something is preventing him.
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