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Old 11-23-2012, 06:03 PM   #31
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My bro-in-law invited a friend from his grad program over for Thanksgiving yesterday, and they came out into the backyard where I was BBQ'ing the turkey with a couple glasses of my nut brown ale. By BIL mentioned that I had brewed it and they guy was shocked. "Wow, this beer is fantastic!" Most of us switched to wine at dinner-time but he kept on with the homebrew, I was pretty gratified by how much he dug it. I get very generous with those who appreciate good beer, and quite stingy with those who don't...

 
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Old 11-23-2012, 10:48 PM   #32
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I've found that a lot of younger people seem to appreciate craft brews more than older people.

I throw a work party every summer. A lot of twenty-somethings show up. I put out homebrew and BMC. I go through a lot of hombrew, especially stouts and IPAs. They will try anything.

Most of my poker buddies generally stick to BMC. They're all my age.
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Old 11-23-2012, 10:51 PM   #33
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*Door Shuts*
*Grab half full glasses*
*Drink*
*Remember to yourself next time...*
"...I only share my beer with my homebrewing / probrewing brethren."
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Old 11-23-2012, 11:10 PM   #34
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I get very generous with those who appreciate good beer, and quite stingy with those who don't...
Amen!

 
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Old 11-23-2012, 11:24 PM   #35
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Meh.
  1. Not everyone likes what I like. I can accept that. If they don't like it, I hope they don't finish it. It is worse to be disingenuous than wasteful. And, false praise is a lie.
  2. Also, it's possible my beer is shat. In my experience (with other brewers), we deceive ourselves sometimes. We want to like our beer so much, after all we put into it, we are willing to overlook a lot. To quote the bard, "Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds".
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Old 11-24-2012, 03:36 AM   #36
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Meh.
  1. Not everyone likes what I like. I can accept that. If they don't like it, I hope they don't finish it. It is worse to be disingenuous than wasteful. And, false praise is a lie.
Exactly. If I make a crappy batch of beer, I'd rather be given some constructive criticism than:

*sip* (With Bitter Beer Face) "Yeah, it's um, really good. No thanks, I don't need another...I don't want to drink all your supply." *sneaks off to pour the rest down the drain*

 
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Old 11-24-2012, 06:04 AM   #37
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My dad is the only person who drinks my beer on the reg other than me and even if he doesn't particularly care for it he'll at least finish it. I also have an aunt and uncle who drink mostly craft beer so they get a six pack for Christmas sometimes.

 
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Old 11-24-2012, 02:55 PM   #38
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You know it's good to read a thread like this every now and again. Reminds me of all the facts and solutions, and being proactive (whatever that means to you) to avoid folks wasting beer and/or folks saying something offensive without knowing it.
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Old 11-26-2012, 01:09 PM   #39
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Exactly. If I make a crappy batch of beer, I'd rather be given some constructive criticism than:

*sip* (With Bitter Beer Face) "Yeah, it's um, really good. No thanks, I don't need another...I don't want to drink all your supply." *sneaks off to pour the rest down the drain*
I definitely agree with this. But again, it comes back to knowing your audience. If you give a RIS to someone who exclusively drinks and enjoys miller light, don't be surprised if they don't have a lot of nice things to say about it. That could be (a) because it tastes like poo, or (b) because they just don't like or aren't accustomed to the style. I find constructive criticism really helpful, as long as I have confidence that the person who is giving it is someone who is familiar with what the beer is "supposed to" taste like, and can point out ways that it comes up short. But getting blanket criticism from people who don't know a porter from a bitter from a saison from a bock doesn't really help improve your beer all too much.

 
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:00 PM   #40
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Meh.
  1. Not everyone likes what I like. I can accept that. If they don't like it, I hope they don't finish it. It is worse to be disingenuous than wasteful. And, false praise is a lie.
  2. Also, it's possible my beer is shat. In my experience (with other brewers), we deceive ourselves sometimes. We want to like our beer so much, after all we put into it, we are willing to overlook a lot. To quote the bard, "Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds".
I seriously doubt that any of your beer is shat, but I take your point.

My Epic IIPA and Blacker than your soul Stout are beyond question. They turn out every time. My Pale Ale is pretty darned solid as well.

If I make something experimental, I am open to comments, but they are generally positive.

No, my problem is that people like my beer too much.

Big Halloween bash. 2 kegs of homebrew (Belgian strong, IIPA) and 52 bottles of my not quite so dark Stout, 24 pack of Miller Lite.

Drink whatever the Hell you want not gonna hurt my feelings.

Next morning, the only thing left was 13 Miller Lites.

 
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