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Old 09-19-2012, 09:13 PM   #1
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Default "Oh, I don't like dark beer"

Why is it that when I tell people I brew, and like assertively flavored beer, this is the response I get? (rhetorical question)

It's especially amusing because I mostly brew IPA's


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Old 09-19-2012, 09:18 PM   #2
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Give them a blindfold taste test.. They might just be shocked at the results.. LOL

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Old 09-19-2012, 09:21 PM   #3
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I get that all the time as well and it's just their preconceived notion that dark beers are heavy and bitter. It really is just lack of knowledge so it's up to us to educate them. I just turned some of those folks onto a black ale and boy were they surprised, now they can't get enough!
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Old 09-19-2012, 09:27 PM   #4
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My first brew was a brown ale. It was darker than a normal brown, but I got a few, it looks like a guinness. I don't like dark beers. They take a sip, some really liked it,.and some thought it was really hoppy,.which it def wasn't. My family all enjoyed it, though. My lightest had been my IIPA, a nice light copper. I might try to make a really light color pale in the spring.
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Old 09-19-2012, 09:33 PM   #5
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Well....everyone knows that Guinness is thick, heavy and loaded with calories and booze...

Seriously though, it's because we've been socialized into drinking light crap water beers. People don't like stepping out of the comfort zone most of the times when it comes to food and drink (or anything else for that matter). I just like someone saying they don't like Asian food because they make assumptions about it that often times have no grounding in reality not to mention the fact that there is no such thing as one singular type of "Asian food" or "Dark Beer" for that matter.
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Old 09-19-2012, 09:41 PM   #6
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Well....everyone knows that Guinness is thick, heavy and loaded with calories and booze...

Seriously though, it's because we've been socialized into drinking light crap water beers. People don't like stepping out of the comfort zone most of the times when it comes to food and drink (or anything else for that matter). I just like someone saying they don't like Asian food because they make assumptions about it that often times have no grounding in reality not to mention the fact that there is no such thing as one singular type of "Asian food" or "Dark Beer" for that matter.
Guinness only has about 130 calories; really not that much at all
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Old 09-19-2012, 09:50 PM   #7
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Guinness only has about 130 calories; really not that much at all
Psst....it was sarcasm.
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Well, especially among older crowds, for many people, pale ales and the like ARE "dark beer." My FIL talks about playing cards with his buddies and drinking games with "Light and Dark" beers, where light was Schlitz and Dark was Bass.
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Psst....it was sarcasm.
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I got it...


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