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Old 02-08-2013, 04:34 PM   #1
Mar 2012
Providence, RI
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I admit i'm a newbie to home brewing but I'm a professional beer drinker(IMO). Every time I have one of my friends who don't drink craft beer(i.e. only drink bud or Heineken etc.) will always have something bad to say about my homebrews. Now on the other side, a craft beer drinker will enjoy my beer. Is it their palettes? do they hate themselves? I'm a avid believer that one should not be cheap to themselves, so why drink crap beer?
ON TAP elderberry cider, strawbarian wheat V2
PRIMARYblondie blonde, lemon-lime hef, bobby brown ale
BOTTLEDHarvest Porter, Strawbarian Wheat, chocolate orange stout

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Old 02-08-2013, 04:41 PM   #2
Dec 2012
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Most likely it's due to what their palates are accustomed to. There are a lot of people who enjoy BMC and simply stop there. I wouldn't take it personally and just chalk it up to being a matter of differing tastes.

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Old 02-08-2013, 04:45 PM   #3
Nov 2011
Carol Stream, Illinois
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I think it goes back to the age old saying, "Haters gonna Hate". I get a lot of **** for being a beer snob from my old bmc drinking friends, but at the end of the day ill have a miller lite if thats all thats around.
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Old 02-08-2013, 04:45 PM   #4
Jan 2013
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Have a look at this thread:
Ex fermentum, scientia.

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Old 02-08-2013, 04:45 PM   #5
Jan 2012
Murfreesboro, TN
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We all know those people. Only difference is I dont call them a friend like you do lolol

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Old 02-08-2013, 04:47 PM   #6
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May 2011
Rochester, NY
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Unless your making a BMC clone why would you expect anything different?
Bud and Chocorange Sweet Stout have wildly different flavors.
I wouldnt expect that someone who likes one of those would like the other.
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The Fallen - Maibock
Unearthly IIPA
American Black Ale
CT-A3 - Centennial Amber
Imperial Amber
English Bitter

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Old 02-08-2013, 04:49 PM   #7
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Dec 2011
Lancaster, CA
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I would stop giving them your homebrews and tell them to bring their own beer when they come over since they're insulting the free beer you're providing.

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Old 02-08-2013, 04:55 PM   #8
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Dec 2011
Medford, NY
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What KT said. I had a friend who said Ed Worst Apfelwein tasted like apple juice and urine. He also liked my super hop flavored IPA bit only after he put it in the freezer for a while. Same with my milk stout.

He gets no more beer from me and always bitched how I don't like to share even after I explained why.

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Old 02-08-2013, 04:58 PM   #9
Jan 2012
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You flat out insult my beer you don't get any. I have had people try my beer and politely say " its not my thing" and I am fine with that or other constructive criticism. If someone says this beer taste like crap ( 9 times out of 10 it is a BMC drinker) I tell them they are a smurfing idiot and don't know what they are taking about and they don't get any more beer. Luckily almost all my friends either A like craft beer or B don't bitch about free beer.

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Old 02-08-2013, 05:11 PM   #10
Sep 2012
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When I give homebrews to either BMC people or non craft beer, I preface it by saying: "this may not be your thing. It's ok if you don't like it, if you don't like it, I will drink it and get you something else." My sister in law who dislikes beer very much but is a wine person, did backflips for my IPA.

... Some people aren't accustomed to fresh, hoppy beers. I try and keep a blonde or a hefe around for those folks (hell I even like those from time to time).. I give beer out to my beer loving friends, if they return my bottles I give them more beer. I explain to them that the bottles cost more than the beer that's in them.

I was once a BMC person, well yeungling lager mostly. I called any ipa I tasted "battery acid"... Until I started making my own, and had the beer fresh, and I was blown away.

I'm still learning to like darker beers, I accept other people's palettes as long as they are polite. Luckily I haven't dealt with any jerks, yet.
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