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Old 09-19-2012, 10:28 PM   #11
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Upon tasting my 7.0% IPA - "this is really good! What others do you have that I can try?" I offer my 4% dry stout, "No. No no no no no. It is too heavy and alcoholic for me."

Even after assuring them that the stout was about 100 calories fewer and almost half the alcohol content, they still refuse to try it because it is too heavy and too alcoholic. Jesus Christ.

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Old 09-19-2012, 10:51 PM   #12
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Advertising works. Beer advertising works very well.

It's important big beer companies don't damage the message with a product that has character other than wet and cold.

"Hey, this isn't my beer. It has flavor."

Someone could end up tasting hops or malt and then what would the horses do?
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Old 09-20-2012, 01:49 AM   #13
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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
They are simply stating,that they only like light tastless refreshing easy drinking beer. Anything darker that bright yellow and it may go down like medicine for them.That and closed mindedness and "sticking to what they know"

I have a funny one for you. I was at some of the fiancess relatives for Fourth of July picnic and decided Id bring a 12 pack of some Pale ale. I get one out and they notice what it says,and say Pale ale? What is that,some kind of dark beer? Other guy goes "NO dumbass,it says Pale" Pale dumbass that means light. They were brothers so it was all good. They refused to even try one though by the way and just stuck with bush light or something. I know what they would have said though "This is bitter! blaach!

 
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Old 09-20-2012, 02:48 AM   #14
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Sarcasm really doesn't come through well
I try to initiate sarcasm online with the .... to show that something is not as it should be.

Perhaps it's not working well, perhaps you people are just not smart enough...
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Old 09-20-2012, 02:57 AM   #15
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I try to initiate sarcasm online with the .... to show that something is not as it should be.

Perhaps it's not working well, perhaps you people are just not smart enough...
Look up the "I am an idiot" thread.

On another note, these dark beer haters have not yet acquired this portion of their tongue which allows them to not only enjoy nearly ever beer but also allows them to discern a dark beer from a non dark beer or the posters case an IPA.
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Old 09-20-2012, 02:43 PM   #16
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"after i read this beer cheat sheet, i knew what the difference was between a light beer and a dark beer as far as points go..."

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Old 09-20-2012, 03:33 PM   #17
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfgRwqoRl3E&noredirect=1

"after i read this beer cheat sheet, i knew what the difference was between a light beer and a dark beer as far as points go..."
My thoughts exactly when I saw this commercial... hahah

 
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Old 09-20-2012, 04:05 PM   #18
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I hate the "I don't like dark beer" comment. It's like saying I don't like brown food, it tastes too much like food. Can't blame people for not having a degree in beer styles, but it's just a frustrating comment when you're trying to share homebrew with someone who might like it if they would only give it a chance...but they can't give it a chance because it's "dark."

People have turned down my ESB because it's dark (13SRM).

 
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Old 09-20-2012, 04:10 PM   #19
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Commercials like that propagate the problem... I think the real issue is that people don't like to sound stupid, which means they have to make a statement (right or wrong) about the beer they're offered. Simple differences like dark and light are easy to see (and clearly easy to misunderstand). It's interesting how this works with beer drinkers (not straight-line BMCers)...

I think my family (immediate only) are very open to me correcting them about beer... but they still make crazy comments from time to time. "I don't like dark beers.... but just a sip of Guinness (clone) is OK" -- how can that statement not be about calories. Yet drinking my 7%ABV Amber is no problem.

I'm actually very surprised at WW. I'd have thought they'd be so up on caloric content that they wouldn't post drivel like this. It's much easier to approximate calories by ABV (and still not 100% correct, but at least it's close to the truth). ABV and taste (dry to sweet) would be most correct, and fairly easy to tabulate. I'm not on it (but am watching weight), but here's a great point list:
Weight Watchers Points for Beer.
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Old 09-20-2012, 04:23 PM   #20
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My father in law (a hardcore BMC) told me that the Centennial Blonde tasted dark

 
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