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Your worst beer experience

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by RaulMondesi, Jan 7, 2013.

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  1. Dennoman

    Dennoman Aug 20, 2011 Belgium

    True, even without food I think I'd have to chug it before getting really drunk, leave alone passing out. 22 oz of a 15% beer is basically 6 run-of-the-mill lagers here.
     
  2. powpig2002

    powpig2002 Jan 26, 2012 Florida

    green flash palete wrecker. that beer DESTROYED my taste buds for 2 days
     
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  3. Hanzo

    Hanzo Feb 27, 2012 Virginia

    Easily the bottle of '95 SA Triple Bock we recently opened at a small tasting. If death had a taste this would be it.

    Other than that I did miss a Cantillon Classic Gueuze keg at a Sours event that was taken off so they could sell some other beer through before putting it back on.

    "Can I have a glass of Cantillon?"
    "No, but as soon as ______ keg kicks we'll be putting it back on"
    *cries*
     
  4. WebGuyMike

    WebGuyMike Dec 5, 2012 Florida

    I was at a festival concert in Jacksonville (PlanetFest 4 - 2003) where Staind, Yellowcard, Shinedown, Sevendust, etc... were the featured acts. Me and my little brother both worked for the radio station that was hosting the event so I had access to free beer (by beer I mean alcoholic water like Bud & Bud Light).

    Hot sun plus about 20 cups of beer equals me curled up in the grass near the porta-potties wishing the earth would stop spinning. I had a buddy drive me home before Staind played.
     
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  5. Brenden

    Brenden Feb 25, 2008 Ohio
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    My first IPA was a Torpedo...I thought it was "spoiled" or some such thing.
     
  6. Chaney

    Chaney Apr 20, 2006 District of Columbia

    I still remember the day I popped a skunked Short's "Uber Goober." I'm scarred for life.
     
  7. Brenden

    Brenden Feb 25, 2008 Ohio
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    Day. Um.
     
  8. WassailWilly

    WassailWilly Sep 8, 2007 New York

    Genesee "Red Eye" in the long tall case box of yesteryear
    Didnt get sick but could not drink a beer for at least a year afterwards
    Was probably 14 or so at the time..
     
  9. Beerverage

    Beerverage Dec 8, 2010 North Carolina
    Beer Trader

    There was this bar that had wild blue on special for $1. This was before I was INTO craft but I always liked trying new beers. The abv and price tag me and my friend would drink quite a few a night and where at the bar at least 3 nights a week. We drank so much they took it off special. I didn't think it was that horrible, maybe ill try it again.
     
  10. fuzzylogic

    fuzzylogic Nov 16, 2008 Pennsylvania

    I was in Portland on business (first time there) and was wandering around downtown looking for Deschutes brewpub. Unfortunately I stumbled upon Rogue first and decided to grab dinner and drinks there. Now I understand the issues people have with them on this site. What a disappointing experience - indifferent service, average beers, and a general lack of atmosphere. Bartender was relatively unfriendly and you just got a negative vibe from the people working there. Never again will I patronize this brewery (also considering how overpriced they are).
     
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  11. SoggyCoasters

    SoggyCoasters Jan 4, 2013 New Jersey


    3)-Theres been a Bud Light Clamato Tall boy in my fridge for well over a year now....one of these days.
     
  12. BearsOnAcid

    BearsOnAcid Mar 17, 2009 Massachusetts
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    Why did you wait in line for 12 hours for beer?
     
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  13. NickMunford

    NickMunford Oct 2, 2006 Wyoming

    I imagine having to listen to all of those bands was an equally horrible experience.
     
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  14. egy

    egy Nov 24, 2008 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    Moving to UT. Just Kidding.

    I was a Junior in college, my buddies and I would frequent this beer bar that served beer tubes, and good beer. We decided one night we'd each get our our own DFH 60min beer tube and somehow over the course of finishing out respective tubes our list of beers grew to include 2 DFH 90mins and a few other randoms. Like I said we'd go to this bar a lot and were rather friendly with the bar tenders. The bar tender said he'd accidentally opened up a few DHF 90's for a group that wanted something else. He dropped them off at our table instead and such was start to double fisting bottles and a tube. Was great that night, but made for a rough morning.

    In a slightly different regard, that same year my roommate and I had just gotten into our groove of home brewing. We had an Irish Stout, that had just fished in the secondary, patiently resting several weeks over smoked peat moss, and we were really excited about it. As I started cleaning bottles and getting the kitchen ready for it's transformation into our brewery's bottling room and my roommate disappeared into the cellar to fetch the carboy. I heard a loud crash and peering down the stairs I saw a sea of stout wash over our basement. 5 gallons of dark stout and shattered 6 gallon carboy makes for one heck of mess. Several hours later after all the glass was picked up, soaked carpet ripped up, and the beer dried up we called it a night. But to top it all off: we replaced the carpet but later that year when our lease was up and we moved out, the landlord charged us for a new carpet b/c of our crappy replacement job! College...
     
  15. jglowe77

    jglowe77 Jan 24, 2011 Massachusetts

    Not drinking heady topper.
     
  16. jglowe77

    jglowe77 Jan 24, 2011 Massachusetts

    Haha! That must have hurt :D
     
  17. sacrelicio

    sacrelicio Feb 15, 2005 Minnesota

    What did the docs say about that? What caused the reaction?
     
  18. sacrelicio

    sacrelicio Feb 15, 2005 Minnesota

    Oh wow, we only did the "power hour" in college, shot of beer a minute for 60 minutes. Everyone puked. I could do it now with no pukesies.
     
  19. RaulMondesi

    RaulMondesi Dec 11, 2006 California

    I went there after going to Deschutes and had the same feeling. It felt like I was in an old, dirty Chuck E. Cheese. Centimeter thick carpet, old dilapidated wooden chairs and tables, a feeling that the place hasn't been cleaned in ages... and of course, that dingy dive bar smell. Oh, and they also had Coors Light on tap. Depressing.
     
  20. Zimbo

    Zimbo Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

     
  21. leedorham

    leedorham Apr 27, 2006 Washington

    I seriously doubt many of the tales I hear about people doing these without puking. 60 shots of beer in an hour would be ~5.6 pints of beer. Maybe doable if you are big, have high tolerance, and it's light beer. But these 100 and 200 minute ones would pretty put almost any human in the hospital or worse (if you didn't vomit up a good amount of the alcohol).
     
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  22. MusicaleMike

    MusicaleMike Mar 17, 2008 Pennsylvania

    One of my worst experiences with beer was getting a free pint of DFH Black and Red because the asshole bartender just wanted it off tap. I had to ask him if he had any fucking Clorox that he wanted to get rid of too.
     
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  23. MusicaleMike

    MusicaleMike Mar 17, 2008 Pennsylvania

    You make beer sound so sad...
     
  24. Dennoman

    Dennoman Aug 20, 2011 Belgium

    It's all about body mass and alcohol habits mostly. I'm a big boy, and from what the online alcohol calculator from our department of public health tells me, I'd most likely be very drunk and close to puking by the end of those two hours, but I should normally not be in the extreme danger zone.

    And no, I'm not planning on trying it :p
     
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  25. sacrelicio

    sacrelicio Feb 15, 2005 Minnesota

    Oh yeah, it was light shitty beer (Natty Light maybe?) and I am a pretty big guy. I could drink 5-6 pints or low ABV beer in an hour now, I'd be drunk but not puking. Back when we were all 20 it was a different story.
     
  26. Photekut

    Photekut Mar 31, 2006 Tennessee

    I moved to Tennessee :)

    Also Dixie White Moose. God Awful shit.
     
  27. checktherhyme

    checktherhyme Apr 8, 2008 Washington

    My brother made me chug a Ghost Face Killah, while listening to Ghostface Killah on my bachlor party...
     
  28. willbm3

    willbm3 Feb 19, 2010 Massachusetts

    We used to regularly do power hours or century club (100 min) in college, obviously with Busch Light or some cheap equivalent. It's really not that difficult. 200 min seems downright impossible unless you're a 340lb interior lineman.

    One time a buddy of mine had a Christmas party and we did a Christmas power hour. Some adventurous folks tried to do it with egg nog...it did not turn out well for them
     
  29. willbm3

    willbm3 Feb 19, 2010 Massachusetts

    I got thru 2 sips and dumped it...so vile. I wish I had gotten the Bud because it apparently isn't quite as watery. Read the reviews on here if you want a good laugh
     
  30. ShemRahBoo

    ShemRahBoo Jan 28, 2010 New Jersey
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  31. BreakingBad

    BreakingBad Sep 17, 2012

    was told to by the staff. they should have an area where you can wait and drink at the same time. again poor planing and poor event running skills.
     
  32. CityofBals

    CityofBals Sep 12, 2012 Illinois

    I didn't even manage to get there in time to get a token to stand in line to maybe buy some bbpt5. I still managed to have a great time, and had pours of amazing bourbon barrel beers ALL DAY and ALL NIGHT! BBM29 dude, it was on draft for quite a long time, and if that didn't justify the trip in your mind.... You need to rethink your priorities. BTW, kudo's to all the milf's in attendance! Aside from the line moving at 3 minutes a sale, nothing was poorly managed. I was able to get pours all day and night within 2 or 3 minutes of deciding I was running low.
     
  33. BearsOnAcid

    BearsOnAcid Mar 17, 2009 Massachusetts
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    The staff didnt force you to stand in line though.
     
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  34. cartoonshop

    cartoonshop Jun 6, 2011 Rhode Island

    im 50/50 on this. while im sure the beer was horrible, listening to ghostface @ your bachelor party might negate the beer. #SUPREMECLIENTELE
     
  35. DaveAnderson

    DaveAnderson Jan 11, 2011 Minnesota

    I still shudder when I recall the day I pulled up BA to discover that they had lumped "hads" with reviews.
     
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  36. plutoniumpete

    plutoniumpete Oct 21, 2008 New Jersey
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    like my first duck duck gooze in boston at a fest years back. tasted it, me and my friend were like "who the hell would drink this, its like funky feet in a glass", as the guy next to us is saying "man, I could drink glasses on this on my porch on a hot summer night". Ugh.
     
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  37. DelMontiac

    DelMontiac Oct 22, 2010 Oklahoma

    A severe acid reflux surge and/or a allergic reaction. A cardiac event was ruled out. I believe I panicked thinking it could be a heart attack which brought on a panic attack and hyperventilation. It's kind of a bitch when you feel like you might die within a few minutes. I take a daily acid reducer now, but still don't have a taste for sour brews. That thing was so sour that I almost gave it a drain pour. Tasted like straight lemon juice to me.
     
  38. SometimesIfart

    SometimesIfart Jun 4, 2012 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    Drinking 18 Milwaukee's Best Light's and taking two shots of Jameson on top of it. I was fine up until the Jameson mixed with all that beer in my stomach. I had to be Fireman carried to the bathroom. Now if we were talking about vodka, I could tell ya some REALLY interesting stories...
     
  39. Dennoman

    Dennoman Aug 20, 2011 Belgium

    The sign of a true BA:

    Get rushed to ER and almost die > drain pouring a beer.

    I tip my hat to you, sir.
     
  40. DelMontiac

    DelMontiac Oct 22, 2010 Oklahoma

    Hey, that shit was expensive. LOL!
     
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