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Old 12-30-2012, 01:52 PM   #31
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Agreed. People like what they like, and they're either set in their was about what a "real beer" is supposed to taste like, or they are open to trying new flavors. Every year, I bring a PET bottle filled with my homebrew to a new years eve party filled with friends and family, and two or three of them may actually try it. Usually, they politely nurse a small cup of whatever I bring and then switch to something else because it doesn't taste like a BMC product. This is actually just fine with me, because it means there's more for my Wife and I to enjoy at the party.

If you want to try your hand at bridging the gap between BMC and craft, brew up something with a nice light clean flavor profile easy on the hops bitterness. A Belgian wit, a maibock/hellesbock, a cream ale or even a simple pilsner would be my choices.

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Old 12-30-2012, 03:31 PM   #32
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He loves two beers- Budweiser and Genny Cream Ale.
I know the beer drinker you are talking about. I have friends dedicated to drinking Budweiser, Genny, Rolling Rock, Schlitz for the past 30 years, and there is no convincing them there are other alternatives. They wouldn't even try a Yingling or Corona, would never even drink a decent glass of wine. There is no convincing these old school dedicated drinkers.

I did find that the Coors Light / Miller Lite camp seem to be more adventurous & open to trying new things.
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Old 12-30-2012, 04:10 PM   #33
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I would say Red Ale, a Hefe, or pale ale, In that order have, the broadest appeal among my friends.

Also, I agree with the why bother crowd. I would be much more interested in all you HBTers opinions than my friends. I don't have many craft drinking friends. Keep meaning to join a club but I'm a weird hermit that spends all day lurking on HBT.

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Old 12-31-2012, 07:55 AM   #34
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I would say Red Ale, a Hefe, or pale ale, In that order have, the broadest appeal among my friends.

Also, I agree with the why bother crowd. I would be much more interested in all you HBTers opinions than my friends. I don't have many craft drinking friends. Keep meaning to join a club but I'm a weird hermit that spends all day lurking on HBT.
That would have converted me. Don't give up on BMC drinkers...they (we) just didn't know any better. It's a journey, not a race. Once you discover that you appreciate other flavors and aromas, it's a never-ending journey. That is exactly why I am here now.
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Old 12-31-2012, 08:03 AM   #35
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No one style for me. My wow moment for craft beer came with Victory's Hop Wallup. That was at an early beerfest after I turned 21 and it solidified for me that most beers I drank before were crap (up to that point I was mainly drinking Yuengling, Sam Adams, and stuff like that)

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Old 01-02-2013, 05:43 PM   #36
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That would have converted me. Don't give up on BMC drinkers...they (we) just didn't know any better. It's a journey, not a race. Once you discover that you appreciate other flavors and aromas, it's a never-ending journey. That is exactly why I am here now.
Very true. I didn't mean to sound dickish. I used to pound miller lites and thought fosters was craft beer. I've just found in general, when I try to make a crowd pleaser, no one really likes it, including me. Make beers you want to drink and you'll always find a friend or 2 that likes it.
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Old 01-02-2013, 06:21 PM   #37
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I have a brother in law that wants to like my beers, but doesn't for the most part. The only one I've brewed so far that he really liked was Biermuncher's Cream of Three Crops.

Not a surprise, since it's very BMC'ish, but still a homebrew.

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Old 01-02-2013, 08:39 PM   #38
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What is a BMC drinker please ????

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Bud Miller Coors,or what I like to call BCB's...Big Corporate Brews. The wow beer for me was left hand brewing's milk stout. Their nitro stout was even better.
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Old 01-02-2013, 08:51 PM   #40
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Ok I get it, learn somethin new everyday in England it would be CFS Carlesberg Foster Stella lol happy days

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