Originally Posted by BreezyBrew
I haven't been brewing too long but, I definitely buy less commercial beer. I've had probably 97% of the beer that's available here without paying a fortune for it (ex. Cigar City sweet stout aged in Conac barrels for $20 a bomber) ill pay for quality but that's nuts. One of the reasons I got into brewing was to try new beers, and do some cost savings. Paid $11 for a 6 of DFH 60, tonight, and its def been mishandled, not good.
It might wear off, but for right now, really enjoying my own brew. Cheers!
Embarrassed to say, but I've never really thought about that. Maybe I've been lucky. Definately a valid point! And, like you, I'm also enjoying my own brew. While the cost effectiveness is obvious, I eat & drink out often, which offers its own rainbow of tastes. But I'm one who works and lives in that realm so variety is everywhere.
But I think your point of mishandled/neglected storage practices totally influencing one's impression of what could truly be an amazing beer, but ends as a deflated sack of $hit. Not the beer's fault!