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Old 01-11-2012, 12:47 PM   #1
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I am probably late to the party but, anyone over here read this?

I personally don't see the need for a man in his position to put down so many passionate beer drinkers the way he did here.

If he just had to say something (he shouldn't have IMO) after seeing all the negative comments, he should have just thanked all the posters for the info, and vowed to do all he could to change the way people seemed to think of his brewery as overrated.

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Old 01-11-2012, 12:56 PM   #2
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I agree with him and the stance he's taking. Everyones pallette is different so you and I may not like the others favorite beers. Just because that holds true, doesnt mean your favorite sucks and mines better....its all a matter of personal opinion.

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When I saw your link, all I could think was, "Uh oh...". It's rarely a good idea for a producer to respond directly to criticism, since it almost always looks petty and hostile. But, I think Sam was spot on here. It's all well and good to dislike certain beers, but the level of self-righteousness in that thread was incredibly tedious.

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Its all too easy to hide behind a computer screen and bitch about minutia these days. The fact is that people are far more likely to get on their computer to complain about something than they are to praise something.

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I agree with his argument, but I also think DFH is the most overrated beer I've ever had so I guess I'm clueless.

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Much praise to Sam for his comments on all the haters out there. Simply put, if you don't like his beers then don't buy them or drink them. There are plent of other craft beer drinkers that love DFH beers and that will continue to buy them and believe in the way DFH brews and their business.

Opinions are like A$$H0LE$, everybody has one. Just seems like there are a lot more on BA...

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Its all too easy to hide behind a computer screen and bitch about minutia these days. The fact is that people are far more likely to get on their computer to complain about something than they are to praise something.
yea ... this is why I think he should have avoided the thread ... I like that he is online, probably even here, and reading our posts, but I think if he responds it should be overly nice ... he was sort of pissed and you could tell it ... he even cussed a little ... not good biz IMO
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I thought he handled it quite well, didnt seem like he was taking it too personally. Stated some fact and didnt really try to get in a pissing match.

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yea ... this is why I think he should have avoided the thread ... I like that he is online, probably even here, and reading our posts, but I think if he responds it should be overly nice ... he was sort of pissed and you could tell it ... he even cussed a little ... not good biz IMO
I don't think a whole lot of people are going to base their decision on buying DFH on Sam's response in that thread.
He is absolutely correct in what he said.
He is doing what us homebrewers are doing but on a much larger scale and made a business out of it . He makes what he likes to make. And that's pretty much the jist of his post. If people like it buy it, if they don't, don't. No big deal.
This is part of the reason why I stopped going to the BA forums. There's an elitist feel to everything. It's not cool to just bang on BMC anymore, now we have to bang on Craft Breweries, specific beers, etc.
If you like a beer buy it and drink it and have fun doing it.
If you're so bold, buy the ingredients, make it and drink it and have an absolute blast doing it.
But at the end of the day, it's just beer.

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Full disclosure: I like Dogfish and a lot of their beers. On the other hand, I've had a few of their beers clean the drain because I, personally, did not like them. Not to my taste or style.

But that's what I really don't get about people and beer. We all like different things and different styles. People rave about Dead Guy and Ruination. I hated both. Couldn't finish them.

But I say, hey, I didn't care for those beers. I don't say, those beers are overrated and terrible and anyone who disagrees is a moron. Stupid sheep being led by the hype.

If you like a beer I don't like, great, that means we aren't fighting over the last one in the cooler. No need to be an ass about it, and certainly no need to slam the company which is doing quite well and gas a ton of fans.

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