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Old 06-02-2011, 11:52 PM   #1
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So I was at one of my lhbs stores awhile back, and they had an advertisement up for a local brewers new brew, which I had already bought a bottle of and found fantastic. Anyway, I asked if he had tried it, and the reply I got was "I don't drink commercial beer.". These guys are great, don't get me wrong. But considering the batch probably didn't distribute much outside a 30 mile radius of Boston, I found the characterization of the beer as "too commercial" pretty comical.

I just finished off a flying dog double pale ale, which even though is commercially available, tasted pretty damn good and inspired me to post something that hopefully provides a few laughs. Sometimes, we just take ourselves too damn seriously.

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Old 06-03-2011, 12:33 AM   #2
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Next time you are there, slam a Budwieser down on the counter. The guy will probably faint and then you can take anything you want
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Old 06-03-2011, 12:35 AM   #3
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Yeah, these guys are great. I'm sure he may make fine beer, but to disregard anything sold as equally as good or *gasp* better is pure D-Baggery.
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Old 06-03-2011, 12:35 AM   #4
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Old 06-03-2011, 12:44 AM   #5
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i think given the option to try a home brew or a commercial brew (even craft brews), i would try the homebrew, be it mine or one of you guys, or who evers. the reason for that is uniquness. thats not to say that it would be better or even as good. i love brewing beers, and would jump at the chance to try another brewer's beer, but i still absolutly love craft brewed commercial beers. there's a reason that they became pro brewers...because they're good at it. if someone thinks they can do so much better than why don't they own a brewery?
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Old 06-03-2011, 12:50 AM   #6
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there's a reason that they became pro brewers...because they're good at it. if someone thinks they can do so much better than why don't they own a brewery?
And if you don't have skills to be pro brewer you can always be that one douche working at the LBSH.
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Old 06-03-2011, 12:52 AM   #7
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haha. those that can't, sell **** to others so they can. (a variation on "those who can't, teach")
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Old 06-03-2011, 01:00 AM   #8
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If it's like most LHBS's only about half of them have never made beer themselves. But they've all drank the store stuff but not much else outside of BMC. They tend to be hippy-ish without much disposable income. I'll give them a small benefit of the doubt that these kids don't have the resources to drink many of the good craft brews. For them, it really is home brew or BMC.

There's also the "hipster" factor at play.

That being said, if it's the owner pulling the attitude, I withdraw my forgiveness.

Edit: Flying Dog is a pretty good brewery.
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Old 06-03-2011, 02:37 AM   #9
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So I was at one of my lhbs stores awhile back, and they had an advertisement up for a local brewers new brew, which I had already bought a bottle of and found fantastic. Anyway, I asked if he had tried it, and the reply I got was "I don't drink commercial beer.". These guys are great, don't get me wrong. But considering the batch probably didn't distribute much outside a 30 mile radius of Boston, I found the characterization of the beer as "too commercial" pretty comical.

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Old 06-03-2011, 04:02 AM   #10
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Yeah, I will no longer go to one of the LHBS's around here because of the shear doucheyness of the owner. She is one of the most pretentious beer snobs I've ever met. I thought the stereotypical wine snob was bad; well they've got nothing on her. She really gives us all a bad name. As it turns out, her and her husband only brew all grain once a year. She told me that she won't go on this site because she thought that people were too outrageous on here. She's stuck in really old school ideals and is overall a douche. Needless to say, I'll take the extra 20 min of driving to go to the store with no douches and less selection. Those people really try to ruin a good thing.

 
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