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Old 07-07-2006, 07:23 PM   #1
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I use to LOVE sam adams black lager and cream stout ..id drink it like it was water. After drinking a 12 pack of my coffee stout, sam's suddently tastes like rancid rubbing alcohol!!!

Luckily I still enjoy the blue moon belgian white and Hacker-schorr Weisse Dark....

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Old 07-07-2006, 07:31 PM   #2
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I use to LOVE sam adams black lager and cream stout ..id drink it like it was water. After drinking a 12 pack of my coffee stout, sam's suddently tastes like rancid rubbing alcohol!!!

Luckily I still enjoy the blue moon belgian white and Hacker-schorr Weisse Dark....
this will happen for many reasons.

I don't drink Guinness or Newcastles anymore because they doesn't have enough flavor for me.

I don't drink Sierra Nevada beers anymore either. Not because of taste, but because I can't re-use their twist-off bottles.

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Old 07-07-2006, 07:39 PM   #3
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this will happen for many reasons.
I don't drink Sierra Nevada beers anymore either. Not because of taste, but because I can't re-use their twist-off bottles.
HAHAHAHAH!!! Same here!!
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Yeah, that's definately a consideration now. I tend to buy stuff in 22-oz bottles because I like using those bottles with my stuff (and one of my local favorites only comes in 22oz and gallon jugs). When I do buy six-packs, it's usually Sammy or something where I know I can re-use the bottles. I don't have enough bottles yet for all that I have brewing, and since it costs about $10 for a case of new empties, the six-pack of Sammy effectively is $2.50 cheaper than whatever beer I might buy otherwise.

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I haven't bought a six-pack for home consumption in months. (I've bought them occaisionally to take to poker games and the like, usually along with a sixer of my beers.)

The only time I have commercial beers anymore is when I'm in a bar or restaurant, and/or specifically researching a type of beer I'm considerring brewing. One of my local stores has a decent selection of singles--every now and then I pick up one or two bottles of interesting things I've never tried.

The great beers are still great, but I find that only the very best (and priciest) commercial beers taste as good to me as my best batches of homebrew.

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Old 07-07-2006, 08:02 PM   #6
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and since it costs about $10 for a case of new empties,
Ouch

screw new empties and get used ones, little bit of Oxyclean + $1.20 a case and you're golden
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Old 07-07-2006, 08:07 PM   #7
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Not in the slightest, I drink commercial beers several times a week. Of course, having 40 great breweries within 50 miles probably has some impact on my habits. I actually puchased a six pack last month, Deschutes Twilight Ale. Come to think about it, the only ales I buy in stores are seasonals that I don't have time to try on tap. There are some I'd probably buy if they came in 12 oz. bottles. I rarely ever have two glasses of the same thing in one day, so I don't like 22's.

Oh, I forgot about the case of IPA VS Brut! But, that's a seasonal that actually tastes better from the bottle. By the time it's aged a bit, the tap at Golden Valley is empty.

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this will happen for many reasons.

I don't drink Guinness or Newcastles anymore because they doesn't have enough flavor for me.

I don't drink Sierra Nevada beers anymore either. Not because of taste, but because I can't re-use their twist-off bottles.

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I did the same thing the other day, bought a six of Magic Hat #9 IPA because it looked like the bottles might be pop top (they were). BTW the #9 is called an IPA but it is actually very unusual, as it says so on the label. I don't quite know how to describe it but the after taste was similar to cereal. I have also had Guiness on tap a few times recently and thought it was kind of watery but I just figured that was that particular keg.
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I did the same thing the other day, bought a six of Magic Hat #9 IPA because it looked like the bottles might be pop top (they were). BTW the #9 is called an IPA but it is actually very unusual, as it says so on the label. I don't quite know how to describe it but the after taste was similar to cereal.
Where have you seen #9 described as an IPA?
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