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Old 02-07-2007, 03:40 PM   #1
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Hey All, i'm writing because i have a dilemma on my hands. Since we've been dating my girlfriend has always drank budweiser (with a brief change to Bud Light). She's not into any beer that has flavor.

Anyways, now that i'm brewing my own beer I'm trying to get her to change beers. Her Budweiser comes in twist-off bottles which are useless for bottling. I figure i can at least try to get some reusable bottles out of her.

What is the best way to get my girlfriend into beer with taste?

I switched to Amstel for now. I always loved Heineken, but i just can't picture using green bottles for my brew.
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Old 02-07-2007, 03:48 PM   #2
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She might like Sam Adams Light, and it comes in bottles you could re-use.

 
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Old 02-07-2007, 03:49 PM   #3
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First of all, I wouldn't encourage her by making more of her favorite swill. You can buy Bud cheaper than you can brew it, don't waste your time making a batch of crap.

 
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Old 02-07-2007, 03:51 PM   #4
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At least she is drinking something that is remotely related to beer. If you were dating one of those "Oh, I don't drink beer, just liquor" girls you might have a tougher road ahead of you.

Having said that, I have found that girls tend to take to hefeweizens pretty well. Try picking up some Blue Moon and see how she does, maybe even pop a lemon or orange wedge in there too. Also, try some "real" pilsners as they may be more inline with her taste preference.

Just my 0.02. Good luck!
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Old 02-07-2007, 03:54 PM   #5
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Now if you manage then she will drink YOUR beer.

My SWMBO can not stand the "bitter" taste. But she does have a good pallete and can tell the difference between good pils and crap lager. She does like a good cider and drinks Westons and the like.

So a few options.
  • Have a couple of fun evenings and have a beer tasting fest. The Bonus of this is you get a boost to the bottle fund. You get to drink anything she doesn't like. You may find a style she may like.
  • Try Ciders/Pilsners
  • Brew wine for her, she'll figure good things come from homebrewing and let you do it. When the wine is running dry she'll start being nice to you so you'll brew again.
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Old 02-07-2007, 04:15 PM   #6
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SWMBO used to not really care for beer, and then I introduced her to Guinness. Now her taste has turned (slightly) to Oatmeal Stouts, and that's all she ever wants me to brew.

Incidentally, have you considered a cider? I hear EdWort's Apfelwein is pretty damned good.

Edit: I see Orfy already suggested this. Worth a shot!
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Old 02-07-2007, 04:17 PM   #7
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It's true, some women do seem to like hefe's and wheat beers and fruit beers. I can't stand them, but I think some women do.

I'd try something totally different- a brown ale. I know that it's darker, so the color might turn her off, but darker beers tend to not be hoppy- the "bitter" that some women don't like. Lots of women like sweeter, maltier beers just fine if they can get past the color. Maybe try Newcastle, for example. Then gradually introduce hoppier beers.
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Old 02-07-2007, 04:36 PM   #8
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I'd try something totally different- a brown ale. I know that it's darker, so the color might turn her off, but darker beers tend to not be hoppy- the "bitter" that some women don't like. Lots of women like sweeter, maltier beers just fine if they can get past the color. Maybe try Newcastle, for example. Then gradually introduce hoppier beers.
I completely agree with this. I think alot of people who say they don't like dark beers don't really mean it. What they don't like are bitter, intense flavors. Maltier, richer/sweeter beers are actually more likely to be darker colored.
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Old 02-07-2007, 04:55 PM   #9
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I would just get a new one, girlfriend that is.

Think of it like trying a different flavor of beer. Who knows, the next one may like bud as well, then you can decide on which "flavor of beer you like" and decide on whether to try to go back to the original or not.
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Old 02-07-2007, 05:12 PM   #10
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First of all, I wouldn't encourage her by making more of her favorite swill. You can buy Bud cheaper than you can brew it, don't waste your time making a batch of crap.
Gotta do something for her to justify all the time i spend with my beer
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