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Old 02-12-2011, 03:10 AM   #1151
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I stop the conversation when they ask me "do you make light or dark beer?"
I generally try to educate them a little. Frequently I get the deer in the headlight look, but occasionally I get some genuine interest. That usually keeps me trying.

 
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Old 02-12-2011, 03:29 AM   #1152
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I have yet to see genuine interest, which frustrates me a bit. I know so many people who drink beer, but not good beer. Actually a cousin of my wife drink good beer but thats about it. My boy likes some craft brews, but has no interest in hearing about styles. Theres just so much ignorance about beer. Im not knocking it, but i think most people see beer as a poor mans indulgence and thats sad.

I try to explain to people the complexity involved in making beer. Sure, anybody can make beer, but making great beer is a little more difficult. Much harder that making wine but yet theres more of a culture around wine. In part, i think we have bmc to thank for that.
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Old 02-12-2011, 04:41 AM   #1153
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Well, my neighbor batted 2 strikes and then hit a home run.

What are you cooking?

Beer. (short answer because I was looking up something on HBT.)

"Beer!" (she walks inside)

(she comes back out) "What kind of beer?"

A really big stout.

"Bleh!!" (strike 1) "Where do you buy the alcohol?" (strike 2!!)

Oh, the yeast make that!

"Hold on a minute! I have some empty grolsch bottles you can have if you want!" (HOME RUN!!!)
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Old 02-12-2011, 04:58 AM   #1154
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Well not necessarily a comment about my beer, but several times my dad has asked me if something was an Ale or a Beer... I used to explain it but now I know he just means lager not beer.

 
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Old 02-12-2011, 08:49 AM   #1155
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"This beer has too much flavor!"

Seriously.

 
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Old 02-12-2011, 10:49 AM   #1156
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"Cool, so you brew your own beer?"
"Yeah"
"Does it have alcohol in it?"
"Yes...it's beer"
"Awesome"
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I am gonna drink so much that brewers panic by the sudden loss of beer and they start pulling so much water out of the ocean to replenish their supply that the pull the moon has on the ocean is thrown off and the moon goes drifting off into space and the earth drifts into the sun.

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Old 02-12-2011, 01:12 PM   #1157
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Well not necessarily a comment about my beer, but several times my dad has asked me if something was an Ale or a Beer... I used to explain it but now I know he just means lager not beer.
A note on this, I'm pretty sure these words didn't always have such a concrete meaning the way we understand them to. I can remember seeing some kind of ad for a grocery store that appeared to be from the 50's and a woman had a shopping cart with some cans labeled "beer" and some labeled "ale".
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Old 02-12-2011, 01:56 PM   #1158
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A note on this, I'm pretty sure these words didn't always have such a concrete meaning the way we understand them to. I can remember seeing some kind of ad for a grocery store that appeared to be from the 50's and a woman had a shopping cart with some cans labeled "beer" and some labeled "ale".
Because of antiquated laws in Texas (not positive they have not changed recently as I see tons of craft beer and imports being sold that I am sure are not labeled exclusively for the Lonestar) brews were labeled based on alcohol content. Beer was 4% or lower, Ale was higher, and I think Malt liquor for high ABV stuff. I am remembering this from the Everything Homebrewing Book by Drew Beechum I was perusing yesterday.

The point is a lot of older folks know various styles based on where they lived in the post prohibition F'ed up beer laws era.

 
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Old 02-12-2011, 05:07 PM   #1159
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My mother-in-law insisted on trying some of my English Brown Ale. Then upon tasting it: "You know what? Tastes just like Ballantine!"

And she meant it as a compliment.

 
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Old 02-12-2011, 06:48 PM   #1160
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Me: well guy I'm ganna brew some beer today. (Satuarday)
Co-worker: oh cool bring a few Monday.

 
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