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Old 07-21-2012, 05:21 PM   #11
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I'm no snob, beer is like children: I have my favorites but I love them all. I get 12 packs of Genny for $5.99......doesn't embarrass me at all to pick a 12 up if I'm looking to knock back several on a hot Saturday afternoon.

OTOH, picking up a tube of Preparation H might fall into that "embarrassing" scenario!
^ what he said. Beer is all good. Don't make it out to be more than it is.
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Old 07-21-2012, 05:42 PM   #12
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Expressing dislike for BMC is about the same as religious arguing. Pointless and getting old.

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Old 07-21-2012, 05:44 PM   #13
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Went to the beach the other day. Grabbed a couple cans of bud out of the fridge and enjoyed them very much.

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Old 07-21-2012, 05:53 PM   #14
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I can't remember the last time I bought BMC. It doesn't really appeal to me at all and I'd much rather drink one or two of a beer I really like than pound down several of one I don't.

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I wouldn't be embarrassed to be in the BMC aisle, but I'd be mortified to have BMC at the checkout...

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Old 07-21-2012, 06:11 PM   #16
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I have no qualms about picking up a 30 rack of PBR or High Life. What is embarrassing is if someone gets a say in a beer run and requests Smirnoff Ice or something like that. The guys I know that work at the beer shop I frequent always give me a ton of crap when that happens.

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Old 07-21-2012, 06:30 PM   #17
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+1...I've really been becoming a fan of SNPA in the can, and quite frankly at only 5.6%, it's pretty much a session ale. I also recently had 21st Amendment Hell or High Watermelon while on vacation, and that also was an amazing, refreshing low ABV ale...*perfect* for just having come off the beach and chilling out in the afternoon after lunch.

The other thing I've liked about cans is that they are so much more portable, and pretty stealthy. I took a couple cans of SNPA to the fireworks this past 4th, and I've drank 21st Amendment at various "public" venues...the fact that they're in a can makes it look like you're just drinking a pop. Couldn't do that with a glass longneck...
Actually I drink my soda from glass longnecks, Henry weinhards root beer or orange cream. Cans are great but not for stealth. I don't have issue being in the bmc aisle because it isn't a stigma here. People will defend PBR to the bitter end. I always tell them it is fine tasting water and they don't have to convince me of its merits. I go with kokanee when I want a light lager.
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I have no qualms about picking up a 30 rack of PBR or High Life. What is embarrassing is if someone gets a say in a beer run and requests Smirnoff Ice or something like that. The guys I know that work at the beer shop I frequent always give me a ton of crap when that happens.
Whatever. Smirnoff Green Apple is delicious...though there is definitely a time and a place.
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I tend to not be a beer snob, so no Every beer has it's place, and like you proved, this is BMC's. It's not like you're buying champagne or something

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Old 07-21-2012, 06:51 PM   #20
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This is an area where craft beer needs to figure it out and capitalize on a relatively untapped market.

The dry session beer craft beer in a can. And I mean dry and thirst quenching as in finishing at 1 Plato, or 1.004 or thereabout. You can pound BMC all day because it's dry, bone dry and although craft beer is figuring out canning and lower alcohol beers, but for some reason, most craft beer offerings tend to finish much heavier than that. My.02 anyway.
I try very hard to be a non-snobby-yet-knowledgeable-beer-geek. We have the great fortune here in Minnesota to have some really great sessionable canned beers.

like:

I'm also a fan of the local light and dark mass production style Grainbelt and Grainbelt Nordeast. Both cheap, local, packed with corn and very very tasty when you want a refreshing, low alcohol beer:





but I have been preaching exactly the same thing to all my brewery-working friends - craft / local brewers need to make sessionable beers. Low alcohol, highly drinkable beers. There's no reason that craft beers have to all be 6% ABV and higher. That's like saying no one can drive a car with less than 250 HP.
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