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Old 11-19-2012, 12:20 AM   #1
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Today I shared with my family an IPA that I was very proud of, it got 4 place in a BJCP contest(a judge gave it 42 points, the rest of them gave me around 36-38).

I only had a few left ... they ask me if they could try my beer, I say yes and the first thing someone asks me "can you serve your beer ice cold?" I reply "what?" and she says "put it in the freezer, I've tried homebrew and if you don't drink it near zero its horrible".

Ughh after serving my last bottles they drink a little and then they left the glasses half full... 4 out 5 glasses half full after they left my home.

Now I understand the prejudice against homebrewing, is not about the average homebrewer producing low quality beer is about people having a different concept about what beer is and how should it taste.

 
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Old 11-19-2012, 12:49 AM   #2
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That's really terrible.

My brother in law has never tried my beer even though he enjoys beer.

People as a general rule are stupid.
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Old 11-19-2012, 12:52 AM   #3
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I've had it happen to my IPA also I find that people who don't drink anything but BMC don't like IPA's and think that is what all homebrews are. I now keep a few less hoppy homebrews for the BMC drinkers.

 
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Old 11-19-2012, 05:57 PM   #4
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Terrible. I always offer a sip before giving a full glass or bottle unless I know its someone who is a beer person. Hombebrews are few and far between that I will try and go no way I can drink that.

 
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:26 PM   #5
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I've become very stingy with my beer. I don't pass it out. Someone must plead with me to get some. They know it's special. I even WATCH them drink it.

It freaks the **** outta them!

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Old 11-19-2012, 08:12 PM   #6
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I'll gladly open one for all to taste. That way if someone doesn't like it, I haven't just wasted beer by giving everyone a full glass. Wirk, I would have definitely drank what was left behind. I shed a tear whenever I hear that someone dumped homebrew.
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:15 PM   #7
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Should have poured a couple of small samples in some small glasses. You know, just in case someone with a less informed palate doesn't like IPA...

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Old 11-19-2012, 08:19 PM   #8
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I always offer a sip before giving a full glass or bottle unless I know its someone who is a beer person.
A pack of 2oz plastic cups are "must have" when company comes over.

 
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:23 PM   #9
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Different people like different things.
Offering a taste prior to a pint is a good idea.
Most of my friends really like what I brew and when I've got a couple six packs of premium beer and a keg or two of my beer, no one is interested in the store bought beer.
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:28 PM   #10
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People as a general rule are stupid.
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There a few milder beers that I pull out when guests are around but they don't get the more extreme stuff unless they want it.

I've gone so far as telling one Natty Ice swiller to take his own crappy beer next time! Good natured, of course - he just wants his effervescent inebriators. I tell him all the time that vodka in club soda is a cheaper, more bland, and more effective inebriator that Natural Ice will ever be!

 
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