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Old 05-07-2021, 09:52 PM   #551
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Not true, I drank a microbrew the other day, a brown ale. It was the absolute worst tasting beer I ever had. I'd rather drink Mickey's.
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Old 05-07-2021, 11:00 PM   #552
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Not true, I drank a microbrew the other day, a brown ale. It was the absolute worst tasting beer I ever had. I'd rather drink Mickey's.
That is the way I feel about almost every microbrew, craft beer, IPA etc that I have ever had. 99 out of 100 taste like pure rat piss. But every once in a while you stumble on a winner. For me it isn't worth the trouble.
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Old 05-07-2021, 11:01 PM   #553
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i dont find very many microbrews any good. makes sense as then they would get bought up by the big companies.
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Old 05-07-2021, 11:06 PM   #554
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good lord you numb tongues.
quit licking urinals cakes and find something actually worth drinking. There’s plenty of it out there.
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Old 05-07-2021, 11:36 PM   #555
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I've had good micro brews but they can be hard to find. The requirements for opening a micro brewery are less stringent that the requirements to become a poker dealer in Vegas. Just to let you know what you're drinking.
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Old 05-07-2021, 11:52 PM   #556
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If you drink beer and don’t enjoy micros, and at the same time complain that micros aren’t good which is why they get bought by macros, you probably should recognize the beer you’re drinking is a macro and you’re bitching about your own damn self.
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Old 05-08-2021, 02:33 AM   #557
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I have found that the best beers are made by small (not micro) breweries. They have the equipment and expertise that the micros don’t, but they are not committed to making millions of HL of beer that is all exactly the same like the macros.
Youngs in Wandsworth was the best example of this , their Special London Ale was the finest beer I have ever drank.
I do know what I am talking about here since I have spent 35 years working in breweries.
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Old 05-08-2021, 02:50 AM   #558
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Mainly I find micro beers are inadequately filtered, which makes sense because a decent beer filter is very expensive.
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Old 05-08-2021, 08:41 AM   #559
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I too am fond of Young's Special. Young's Ordinary tastes like dishwater, though.
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Old 05-08-2021, 11:20 AM   #560
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We had to work late at Adnams, the head brewer came around with beers for everyone
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Old 05-08-2021, 12:09 PM   #561
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Everyone should just drink the beer they like. That’s what I do. I’ve even had fruity beer (cherry) made be the silly Belgium’s that I liked. Surprisingly good. Had it in Budapest with my Hungarian Goulash in a sidewalk cafe. My life’s been good!
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Old 05-08-2021, 12:14 PM   #562
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Even the supercilious French make a few good beers. Wonders never end! And London Town is a true Mecca for excellent brews of all descriptions.
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Old 05-08-2021, 12:23 PM   #563
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Think I have posted this before, after playing cricket in hot weather and getting dehydrated we went to the bar I asked for beer “What sort sir?” “Beer” “Yes sir, but we have many varieties “ “Beer” “Ale, Lager, IPA?” “Beer”. I got my beer
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Old 05-08-2021, 03:26 PM   #564
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When we being shown around the Stella Artois production facility by a humourless individual the lovely Andera pipes up “So where do you pipe in the ingredient that gives you a headache?”
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Old 05-08-2021, 08:28 PM   #565
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good lord you numb tongues.
quit licking urinals cakes and find something actually worth drinking. There’s plenty of it out there.
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Old 05-08-2021, 08:52 PM   #566
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I’ve had three glorious cocktails and I’m walking on a cloud and all is right with the world. And the sun is beaming down on my saint-like face.
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Old 05-08-2021, 09:17 PM   #567
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that might be the rocket hurtling back to Earth
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Old 05-08-2021, 10:05 PM   #568
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dont worry schlitzy if it hits zeno square on the head it will just bounce off.
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Old 05-08-2021, 11:16 PM   #569
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This. If he notices it, he may snap a picture and share it with the forum.
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Old 05-09-2021, 12:26 PM   #570
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That is the way I feel about almost every microbrew, craft beer, IPA etc that I have ever had. 99 out of 100 taste like pure rat piss. But every once in a while you stumble on a winner. For me it isn't worth the trouble.
I find it depends on what city / area you are in. In LA and Austin, you are going to get some very good ones. I was in the Grand Canyon (only took one photo), and drank stuff from the AZ world. It was okay, but definitely much lower quality than what you'd find elsewhere.

You're probably trying some strange stuff. An IPA is sort of the Merlots of beer, or maybe the Budweiser of the craft world. BigCo beers are all lagers, with some notable exceptions like Sam Adams's various ales. Personally, I can't stand IPAs and don't get the appeal of them.

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I've had good micro brews but they can be hard to find. The requirements for opening a micro brewery are less stringent that the requirements to become a poker dealer in Vegas. Just to let you know what you're drinking.
People love popping vitamin and fish oil pills, which is completely unregulated. The difference is, if people get sick from **** beer, they won't buy it ever again.
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Old 05-09-2021, 01:58 PM   #571
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micros started out as people wanting to create a great craft beer. then when it took off thousands got into it to make money that dont put care into it, just trying to make a hit. but that is why almost all suck.
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Old 05-09-2021, 02:16 PM   #572
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Right, and that's why there are many IPAs. It's very easy to make and generally the first thing micros make. If the brewer is only doing IPAs and ales, odds are, they aren't that good or experienced. As odd as it may sound American Lagers are widely considered the most difficult to make, though I'd guess saisons, porters, and stouts aren't all that easy either. In short, if you are looking for a higher percentage of hits -vs- misses, you want to try those out instead, or at the least, try beers from brewers who have a variety of beers. The big issue with ales is, they tend to be very hoppy, and in my case anyways, a great way to get a headache if the alcohol is too high.

It's also important to know what percentages you are drinking. More alcohol tends to have more flavoring to cover the taste, though nothing seems to help when it's over 10%, outside of a saison. Stay between 5% and 7% and you'll generally be fine.

As far as the narrative of micros being more caring, there were two micros in Cleveland before the craze. I tried them both and they were somewhere between a King Cobra and a Coors in quality.

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Old 05-10-2021, 01:48 AM   #573
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We spent a long time writing software that was the most flexible ever in terms of what recipe it could be programmed to make even though everyone knew that it would just be programmed to make Coors Lite until the brewery fell down.
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Old 05-10-2021, 01:05 PM   #574
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I'd like y'all's to know that allegiant airlines wasn't that bad, though I had a truly annoying neighbor, which made the flight miserable. The airplane was also way more noisy than it should have been.

United is, without a doubt, my second least airline I've been on so far. The plane itself was okay, not great, and the FAs seem to be trained to annoy you all flight.
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Old 05-10-2021, 03:18 PM   #575
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This morning I hate everything and everyone. But Especially Californians!
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