Funny things you've overheard about beer

Homebrew Talk - Beer, Wine, Mead, & Cider Brewing Discussion Forum

Help Support Homebrew Talk:

ThatVideoKid

Well-Known Member
Joined
May 28, 2015
Messages
1,529
Reaction score
233
Location
Appletown
Ask BK about his 25 year old attic-aged Budlight. A fine vintage.

A fine vintage indeed. Now for something funny.

I posted a picture of brew day on Facebook the other day, within a few hours I had several people asking me how the beer turned out.
 

m00ps

Well-Known Member
Joined
Oct 16, 2014
Messages
6,908
Reaction score
2,167
Location
Paducah
A fine vintage indeed. Now for something funny.

I posted a picture of brew day on Facebook the other day, within a few hours I had several people asking me how the beer turned out.
just post pics of the wort and ask them if they think its infected
 

day_trippr

"This Space For Rent"
Joined
May 31, 2011
Messages
37,501
Reaction score
20,347
Location
Stow, MA
^!!!ALIENS!!!^

Having survived "The Pellicle Pictures" along with a myriad of "Is this infected?" pics, it takes a lot to freak me out around these parts ;)

Still, it's a giant step from there to actually drinking whatever's under that thing...

Cheers! :D
 

BrewinBromanite

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 16, 2013
Messages
1,235
Reaction score
259
Location
McKinney
A good pellicle always freaks out the unknowing masses.

I'm in the know, and they still freak me out a little. They look sweet, though. If it ever happened unintentionally (I don't really have a desire at this point to get into sours), I'd probably let it ride just to watch the show. [emoji482][emoji88]
 

ThatVideoKid

Well-Known Member
Joined
May 28, 2015
Messages
1,529
Reaction score
233
Location
Appletown
I'm in the know, and they still freak me out a little. They look sweet, though. If it ever happened unintentionally (I don't really have a desire at this point to get into sours), I'd probably let it ride just to watch the show. [emoji482][emoji88]

I mean...what could possibly go wrong? [emoji106][emoji389][emoji264]
 

brewshki

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 11, 2013
Messages
930
Reaction score
159
Location
Riverside, CA
Conversation with my grandpa while we were enjoying a beer on the lake. He was drinking a bud light and I was drinking old tankard ale (shockingly delicious). He wanted to give it a try so I let him have a sip. He said, "wow that's strong. After that, bud light kinda tastes like water." Completely unprompted but hilarious!
 

DoD_Ales

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 31, 2013
Messages
54
Reaction score
16
Location
Stevens Point
At a restaurant in Goderich, Ontario.
Me: What's on draught?
Waitress(All in one breath) Bud, Bud Light, Miller Genuine Draft, Miller Lite, Hobgoblin, Coors, Coors Light,

Me: Wait...What?
 

worlddivides

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 6, 2014
Messages
788
Reaction score
142
Location
Los Angeles
At a restaurant in Goderich, Ontario.
Me: What's on draught?
Waitress(All in one breath) Bud, Bud Light, Miller Genuine Draft, Miller Lite, Hobgoblin, Coors, Coors Light,

Me: Wait...What?
Wow. I love Hobgoblin, but it totally is the odd man out. How is that even possible? Sounds suspicious to have all BMC beers, but also... Hobgoblin.
 

hooper

Member
Joined
May 17, 2016
Messages
23
Reaction score
3
The shop know-it-all tells how dark beer is made...It's what is left in the tank after they take the light colored beer from the top...
 

ThatVideoKid

Well-Known Member
Joined
May 28, 2015
Messages
1,529
Reaction score
233
Location
Appletown
Makes total sense to many people...wish it was true...

Maybe they think the heavier beer is settling out to the bottom? And the lighter beer floats to the top? They somehow don't question the inverse of that logic with a Black and Tan though
 

dcrog

Supporting Member
HBT Supporter
Joined
Mar 22, 2014
Messages
276
Reaction score
74
Location
Louisville
The shop know-it-all tells how dark beer is made...It's what is left in the tank after they take the light colored beer from the top...
I grew up hearing this about Bock beer. Where once a year the brewers cleaned out their tanks and this is where bock came from.
 

MelbBrew

Active Member
Joined
Jul 13, 2016
Messages
30
Reaction score
4
Location
Melbourne
So I'm set to interview for a rep role with a craft brewery outside of Melbourne. I had an interview arranged with the GM to meet at GABS (basically the Australian version of GABF).

I figure, great we'll hit a few booths, have a few frothies, talk beer and go from there. I meet the fella and he makes a few comments about beer not entirely in line with craft values or enthusiasm. I think little of it. We then come to the booth of a renowned Australian brewer and each order a sample of their "Sorachi Gold" beer. Old mate takes a sip, looks at the brewer and says, "mmmmmmm oh man you really must have some, let me guess. Loads of Sorachi Ace in there right?" I have a bit of laugh thinking he is taking the piss. The fella was deadly serious. I had a few more beers, parted ways and haven't spoken of the phenomena until now.
 

masonsjax

Well-Known Member
Lifetime Supporter
Joined
Apr 3, 2009
Messages
3,215
Reaction score
651
Location
Frederick, MD
So I'm set to interview for a rep role with a craft brewery outside of Melbourne. I had an interview arranged with the GM to meet at GABS (basically the Australian version of GABF).

I figure, great we'll hit a few booths, have a few frothies, talk beer and go from there. I meet the fella and he makes a few comments about beer not entirely in line with craft values or enthusiasm. I think little of it. We then come to the booth of a renowned Australian brewer and each order a sample of their "Sorachi Gold" beer. Old mate takes a sip, looks at the brewer and says, "mmmmmmm oh man you really must have some, let me guess. Loads of Sorachi Ace in there right?" I have a bit of laugh thinking he is taking the piss. The fella was deadly serious. I had a few more beers, parted ways and haven't spoken of the phenomena until now.
Sorry, I'm not familiar with this beer, is there not Sorachi Ace in it? A quick Google only turns up references to the hops and beers that use that strain.
 

drainbamage

Keep HBT weird.
Joined
Oct 13, 2011
Messages
6,052
Reaction score
2,689
Location
Alexandria
So I'm set to interview for a rep role with a craft brewery outside of Melbourne. I had an interview arranged with the GM to meet at GABS (basically the Australian version of GABF).

I figure, great we'll hit a few booths, have a few frothies, talk beer and go from there. I meet the fella and he makes a few comments about beer not entirely in line with craft values or enthusiasm. I think little of it. We then come to the booth of a renowned Australian brewer and each order a sample of their "Sorachi Gold" beer. Old mate takes a sip, looks at the brewer and says, "mmmmmmm oh man you really must have some, let me guess. Loads of Sorachi Ace in there right?" I have a bit of laugh thinking he is taking the piss. The fella was deadly serious. I had a few more beers, parted ways and haven't spoken of the phenomena until now.
Sorachi Ace is a real hop variety.
 

NickTheGreat

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 17, 2012
Messages
1,225
Reaction score
424
I grew up hearing this about Bock beer. Where once a year the brewers cleaned out their tanks and this is where bock came from.
We toured Bud in STL in college. The tour guide pointed to some rinse water and spilled beer on the floor and said, "That's where Natty Lite comes from" or something to that effect! :D
 

Vellum

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 22, 2011
Messages
238
Reaction score
48
Location
Dripping Springs
Was watching Futurama and Leela dips some water out of a river and says something to the effect "Mmmmmm tastes like Canadian beer..." I couldn't find a clip to post but I thought it was pretty funny
 

MelbBrew

Active Member
Joined
Jul 13, 2016
Messages
30
Reaction score
4
Location
Melbourne
Sorry, I'm not familiar with this beer, is there not Sorachi Ace in it? A quick Google only turns up references to the hops and beers that use that strain.
Sorry. To clarify, the statement he made threw me as it was blatantly obvious given the beers name that Sorachi was the hero
 

Wolfdust

Well-Known Member
Joined
Feb 4, 2013
Messages
121
Reaction score
41
We toured Bud in STL in college. The tour guide pointed to some rinse water and spilled beer on the floor and said, "That's where Natty Lite comes from" or something to that effect! :D
You know that there are people who believe that and are spreading the rumors around as fact.
 

GrogNerd

mean old man
Joined
Oct 3, 2012
Messages
8,251
Reaction score
6,423
Location
Sterling, VA
http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/...m-of-american-history-hiring-a-beer-historian

Historian / Scholar American Brewing History Initiative IS-11 ($64,650 plus benefits)

The Smithsonian Food History project at the National Museum of American History, in Washington, DC, is seeking a professional historian / scholar to conduct archival and field research for a new initiative on American brewing history, with special emphasis on the craft industry. The position is located in the Division of Work and Industry and will be a three-year appointment. The successful candidate will have proven experience in scholarly research, organizing and conducting oral history interviews, writing for both scholarly and general audiences, and knowledge of material culture and archival materials. The candidate will work with members of the curatorial staff on collections work and develop content for a wide variety of programs and applications, including digital formats. Candidates with an advanced degree in American business, brewing, food, cultural, or similar specialization within history are encouraged to apply. Must be able to travel, work independently as well as within a team environment, to meet deadlines, and to communicate effectively with co-workers and the public.
 

ericbw

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 11, 2012
Messages
3,592
Reaction score
1,224
For someone needing all those expensive qualifications, 65.6 isn't much more than my pension...
That seems pretty good pay for someone with a history or humanities degree. But it's in DC, so the cost of living is a lot higher.
 
Top