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Old 09-28-2009, 06:42 PM   #1
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Default You ever just want to punch someone in the neck?

Attended a 50th birthday party for a friend this weekend. All he asked of the invitees was to bring one beer with them for the purposes of collecting 50 different beers for a picture he wanted to take. We could then take our respective beer home (which no one did). He now has an instant and somewhat righteous stash of beer. As for me, I scrawled a permanent mental note in my granite skull and will duly make the same request if I live to my 50th birthday. Anyway, on a previous occasion said friend mentioned that he had never tried Great Lakes. So, I brought three different samples for him. What turned out to be his quest for 50 wound up being about 100. Nice take for the night.

I don’t really consider myself a beer snob by any means, but I was amused at the events that followed as soon as I stepped out to the deck to grab a beer. About five other guys were sitting there talking beer. It quickly became obvious that they were trying to sound knowledgeable, but really didn’t know what they are talking about. I give you this example, “Yeah, that Mississippi Mud Black and Tan is greeeeeaaaat imperial stout”. Mmmmmm’kay. That’s when another fellow said “Let’s try this one”. He proceeds to open up a bottle of Founders Oatmeal Stout and pours it in to several small sampling glasses. We all grab one and sip. With the exception of me, and without missing a beat, I hear a collective groan like Spaulding drinking that leftover liquor with a cigarette butt in it (you Caddyshack fans know what I’m talking about), witness the looks on their faces as if they just caught wind of grandpa’s fart, and one quips something to the effect of "this tastes like @#$%". To a person they dumped their samples on the lawn. The kicker is to cleanse their palates they each reach for their respective drinks: three Michelob Ultras, one Bud Light, and one Schlitz. You read that right, I said Schlitz. Me? I finished my sample walked over to the well stocked group of coolers, scoped out the impressive, but hardly touched (not surprisingly) craft beer selection, grabbed a fresh Founders Oatmeal Stout and poured it in my glass. It was then that, of all people, the fellow with the Schlitz asks “you like that swill?”. I deadpanned, “Well, I really like Schlitz better, but I don’t want to drink your best IPA”. I just headed back inside to watch the football game and eat some food.

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Old 09-28-2009, 06:44 PM   #2
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ha. nice one.



and yes, almost every day i have to keep myself from punching someone in the neck.

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Old 09-28-2009, 06:51 PM   #3
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well the other guys apparently never had many dark beers. not surprising considering the major commercial beers are pilzners. i know its taken me a while to get used to them. but calling it "swill" is a bit much.

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Old 09-28-2009, 06:51 PM   #4
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Sucks they poured out beer but if they didn't like it, what did you want them to do? Lie? And schlitz isn't bad man.

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Old 09-28-2009, 07:00 PM   #5
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Oatmeal Stout is pretty heavy for guys used to drinking pilzner. They just haven't had the chance to learn to appreciate a good stout.

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Old 09-28-2009, 07:05 PM   #6
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This reminds me of a time that I must have been 21 or 22. I went to a party at an older couples house and they were serving up some really nice booze.

I grabbed their Glenfarclas 17 year old single malt, poured some over ice, then popped a can of pepsi and started pouring it over the top of the Scotch.

I thought that the owner of the home was going to punch me in the neck and his wife was going to kick me in the b**ls

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I bet they then spent the rest of the night awestruck by your awesomeness and superiority.

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Meh, more of the good stuff for you. Best not to get worked up over it. Kind of like how when you were a kid and never liked your vegetables. Once I didn't have two people trying to shove the stuff down my throat, I cam around and starting liking them on my own.

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Old 09-28-2009, 07:13 PM   #9
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I'm pretty sure they were calling you a dick after you went back into the house.

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I find it's easier to just aim for the head.

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