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EatBeerSleep 02-08-2013 03:34 PM

non-craft drinkers complaining about homebrews
I admit i'm a newbie to home brewing but I'm a professional beer drinker(IMO). Every time I have one of my friends who don't drink craft beer(i.e. only drink bud or Heineken etc.) will always have something bad to say about my homebrews. Now on the other side, a craft beer drinker will enjoy my beer. Is it their palettes? do they :mad:hate:mad: themselves? I'm a avid believer that one should not be cheap to themselves, so why drink crap beer?

mikeh80 02-08-2013 03:41 PM

Most likely it's due to what their palates are accustomed to. There are a lot of people who enjoy BMC and simply stop there. I wouldn't take it personally and just chalk it up to being a matter of differing tastes.

ktraver97ss 02-08-2013 03:45 PM

I think it goes back to the age old saying, "Haters gonna Hate". I get a lot of **** for being a beer snob from my old bmc drinking friends, but at the end of the day ill have a miller lite if thats all thats around.

SagamoreAle 02-08-2013 03:45 PM

Have a look at this thread:


Nightstalker 02-08-2013 03:45 PM

We all know those people. Only difference is I dont call them a friend like you do lolol :D :p

the_trout 02-08-2013 03:47 PM

Unless your making a BMC clone why would you expect anything different?
Bud and Chocorange Sweet Stout have wildly different flavors.
I wouldnt expect that someone who likes one of those would like the other.

ktblunden 02-08-2013 03:49 PM

I would stop giving them your homebrews and tell them to bring their own beer when they come over since they're insulting the free beer you're providing.

Frankiesurf 02-08-2013 03:55 PM

What KT said. I had a friend who said Ed Worst Apfelwein tasted like apple juice and urine. He also liked my super hop flavored IPA bit only after he put it in the freezer for a while. Same with my milk stout.

He gets no more beer from me and always bitched how I don't like to share even after I explained why.

turvis 02-08-2013 03:58 PM

You flat out insult my beer you don't get any. I have had people try my beer and politely say " its not my thing" and I am fine with that or other constructive criticism. If someone says this beer taste like crap ( 9 times out of 10 it is a BMC drinker) I tell them they are a smurfing idiot and don't know what they are taking about and they don't get any more beer. Luckily almost all my friends either A like craft beer or B don't bitch about free beer.

sloose 02-08-2013 04:11 PM

When I give homebrews to either BMC people or non craft beer, I preface it by saying: "this may not be your thing. It's ok if you don't like it, if you don't like it, I will drink it and get you something else." My sister in law who dislikes beer very much but is a wine person, did backflips for my IPA.

... Some people aren't accustomed to fresh, hoppy beers. I try and keep a blonde or a hefe around for those folks (hell I even like those from time to time).. I give beer out to my beer loving friends, if they return my bottles I give them more beer. I explain to them that the bottles cost more than the beer that's in them.

I was once a BMC person, well yeungling lager mostly. I called any ipa I tasted "battery acid"... Until I started making my own, and had the beer fresh, and I was blown away.

I'm still learning to like darker beers, I accept other people's palettes as long as they are polite. Luckily I haven't dealt with any jerks, yet.

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