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Old 03-31-2009, 04:36 PM   #1
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Default Beer T.V.Show "Rules of engagement" Gives bad image of homebrewers.

Watched this show last night and the main macho character tries to get out of going to a party b/c one of the people coming is bringing his"bathtub homebrewed beer" followed by references to "ass beer"and "hair in my beer"and"This guy doesn't think the major brewing companies know how to do it right?"They top it off by the 2'ndary character saying"You've gotta come,now he's putting fruit in his beer--He's bringing a raspberry beer"
When will the ignorance end?I think most people would be shocked if they knew the extremes we went to in order to provide sanitary conditions for our beermaking.

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Old 03-31-2009, 04:40 PM   #2
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I saw it too. It's "Rules of Engagement" though, not "Mad About You".

I always have liked Patrick Warburton since he was on Seinfeld. However the writing is weak on this new show of his.

....and his character doesn't like homebrew....

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Old 03-31-2009, 04:51 PM   #3
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How can I get a mod to change this thread title?

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Old 03-31-2009, 05:31 PM   #4
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Let it go. Ignorance is bliss. This is an old stereotype and matches the writing quality of the rest of the show. I remember when Mr. Roper brewed his own on Three's Company.

Jack: "What's that stuff floating around in there?"
Mr Roper: "Those are Hops."
Jack: "Ok, what are those things hopping around in there?"

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Old 03-31-2009, 05:39 PM   #5
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Oh dear, I have this on the DVR. I'll be sure to have one or two in me so I don't tense up. Then again, I wonder if people say that about me before I show up places...

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I think this image is why Grahm Sanders (of Craftbrewer Radio out of Austrailia) pushes for people like us to go by "Craft Brewer". Homebrew gives the connotation of prohibition hooch.

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Yeah, but I'm not. The guys at Sierra Nevada, Southern Tier, etc: those are craft brewers. I'm halfway between bathtub and craft.

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I was pissed off watching that too. I watch it for David Spade. Warburton's character hit on the bathtub gin, aka hootchmaking stereotype. He later called it ass beer. Disappointed with the ignorance.

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*Sigh*

This kind of ignorance makes me very sad, but I'll gladly allow the rest of America to drink their Coors and Bud and I'll keep all my yummy homebrew to myself and my friends.

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I'm thinking a bath tub would make a great open fermenter for a classic Belgian Lambic. Think of all the great things floating around in your bathroom and what they could do for a beer.

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