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04-27-2014 02:30 PM  6 years ago
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salrica

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Beer Crafters
I went to Down Town Raleigh and to my surprise there were NC beer crafter fest.
$5 for a token=1 beer.
I had a sip before getting my full glass, I'm not a beer taster pro, but let me tell you..... I didn't like them.
Is it me or my ignorance or just been a custom to the ones that you get from your grocery store.
I like Stella, Victoria, Heineken, and some other brands.
But wow the ones I tried yesterday, you hardly enjoy the beer.
Tasted bitter and me and my friend looked to each other like "man, how can you enjoy this beer?"
I really want to know the difference between "beers", if any one knows.
I guess this companys started as home made beer then they try to make it to the public.

Any one?

And YES, we got drunk!
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04-27-2014 08:23 PM  6 years ago
Jerry K

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I feel the same way, every time I order a 'craft' brew it comes out cloudy and tasting like pi$$. I'll stay with the main stream brews.
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04-27-2014 09:28 PM  6 years ago
rcmiket

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Red Tick Ale from the Simpsons.
"needs another dog"

I've never acquired a taste for unusual tasting beer crafters brews
Mike

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04-27-2014 10:22 PM  6 years ago
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I've been brewing my own beer for the last 5 years, and I have found several recipes that I love and several that I will never ever try again. I pretty much have 6 standards beers I brew depending on the time of year it will be ready to drink. I don't do it to save money, I do it because I love beer, and it's satisfying drinking a beer I made for myself. I have a taste for "big beers", the thicker and heavier, the better. I love imperial stouts. Most craft beers are an acquired taste.The world is yours!
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04-28-2014 12:00 AM  6 years ago
helo_chris

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I will start by saying I am not a beer drinker. But in my opinion most craft beer aficionados are people who are pretending they are too sophisticated to be "main stream" and drink what "common people" drink. I myself wonder how anyone could enjoy the taste of beer at all."There is a fine line between cutting edge and bleeding edge.."
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04-28-2014 01:21 AM  6 years ago
salrica

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There is a place also in down town that has many, I mean many brands of beer.
I went there a few weeks back, I'm not sure if they are local beers or even from the states.
I tried 2 different beers, not my kind of beers, really, they tasted like something else except beer.
And I guess that some even add chocolate, chocolate.....
Sophisticated kind of beer, and expensive.
And the names.....
But downtown was pack, they made it!
A few of the stands were empty, but the line to get your tokens, took us 40 mins to get them.
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04-28-2014 01:45 AM  6 years ago
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the first truth here, is, that>, Micro Beers and Craft Beers are Commercial Beers, they are not made like Home Brews, BUT they are much-much-much-much better than Miller, Bud, Rolling Rock, and all that other stuff,
but then again like everything else many don't like the Micro Beers and Craft Beers

even some beer from over the pond can be a Commercial Beer, even German Beer can be a Commercial Beer, in my opinion the German Beck is a Commercial Beer, it's just not an American Commercial Beer,, brew your own Beck and it would be a much better Beer than the oranginal..
I like Stella, Victoria, Heineken
see, you are a Ford guy .. Heineken sucks IMO, Stella <better than Heineken,, and I have not tried this Victoria, and as for Craft Beer I will not (again) pay $9 or $11 for a 4 pack or $8 or $9 for a 22oz Beer..

over the years I did try 3 different Craft 22oz Beers, I too did not think they were worth the extra money, yet I like my favored Micros more.
I will start by saying I am not a beer drinker. But in my opinion most craft beer aficionados are people who are pretending they are too sophisticated to be "main stream" and drink what "common people" drink. I myself wonder how anyone could enjoy the taste of beer at all.
well then, you don't know what you are talking about, or it could be you feel you are more sophisticated for not drinking Beer, it may be the higher bitterness or the filling you don't like, or simply you do not like the cheap taste of the norm commercial beers,,
if you want to try, a very-very good drinkable Beer, not filling and that is very low in bitterness try the Wild Blue Blueberry Lager, it is the most drinkable store bought Beer I have ever come across in my years, it is my favored Micro Beer, you can drink it cold or at room-temp, if you drink it warm chill it first, then let it warm up, always drink it from a glass or mug,

I also like the New Dog Town Pale Ale, but it is a bitter Beer, you can drink it cold but it is better with the chill off it and it sure needs to be in a glass or mug to spread out the molecules

the Bitterness Table goes from 0 to 100, but today there are a couple beers rated at 120 on the Table, Pale Ales are around 30 to 36,

for the most part, Micro Beers are cleaner tasting, have a better mouth feel, less filling and much more drinkable and should not give you a hangover when compared to the norm commercial beers,

Home Brews) had a few, made a few, they are very fresh, and there is something about the smaller batches that give the Beer that special taste you just can not get from a larger batch, personally I think a large part of that comes from the water to ingredients ratio, meaning Home Brews are not watered down as much.

the Head) don't do it,, in my opinion do not let a beer foam to a Head, you will lose some taste, fact.

keep in mind some times Micros and Craft Beers are not consistent in taste, this comes from many different reasons.

the best Beer I have ever had, made it myself, West Cost Pale Ale by Mr, Beer, I Lager it with a Lager Yeast (Fermentis S23), but it would have even been better if I boiled the Malt and Hops myself..

drink what you like, fly what you like, that's what I say
Jim
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04-28-2014 03:04 AM  6 years ago
salrica

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Gearhead,
Why is it that, me for example, I can have just one Heineken and no more, I feel it "heavy", but with other beers is different, I can drink Maybe 2 or 3 and really enjoy them. And I don't have the fullness sensation.
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04-28-2014 03:12 AM  6 years ago
bustedmp

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Give me some Guinness Foreign Extra Stout, or Sam Adams Imperial Stout, and I'm in heaven. But my honey cream ale is the best lawnmower brew. I could drink it all day, and on the rare occasion, I have.

I won't drink Bud or Bud Light if I was paid to drink it.
The world is yours!
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04-28-2014 04:23 AM  6 years ago
helo_chris

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well then, you don't know what you are talking about, or it could be you feel you are more sophisticated for not drinking Beer, it may be the higher bitterness or the filling you don't like, or simply you do not like the cheap taste of the norm commercial beers,,
Definitely not more sophisticated, I think beer is for people who cant hold their liquor Next time I am feeling adventurous I will have to look for that though. The bitterness is exactly what I dont like. Or the heavy feeling it leaves me, like bad mexican food for lunch..
"There is a fine line between cutting edge and bleeding edge.."
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04-28-2014 05:31 AM  6 years ago
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salrica, same for me, Heineken is a heavy beer, drink a Bud and then a Bud Light, same way, this is why these Micro Brews are so good, they have more flavor and they are very drinkable, even the ones up around 60 on the bitterness

helo_chris, had a bottle of Yukon Jack here 3 week ago some one gave me, but it's gone now, I rather have Jim Beam white label tho, but beer is better for your stomach than the hard stuff, as the Dr told my brother

Bud at one time was a lighter beer, if you search the Net, you will find where one of Anheuser Busch's CEOs admitted they "creeped" Bud back in the late 80s, creeping is a very slow way to change a beer over years, well it took them 10 years as their CEO said, and when they did it slightly changed the taste and made Bud slightly heavier,,, why did they do this ??, because they want the "guzzlers" to buy Bud Light because they can drink more Bud Light/buy more Bud Light,,, think about it, if you can drink a 6 pack of Bud, well you could maybe drink a 12 pack of Bud Light, that's more money for Anheuser Busch
Jim
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