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Title: What do you think of this commercial
Post by: niquejim on August 29, 2012, 04:35:31 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zM5P5iOKzI

Buffalo wild Wings---Homebrew
Title: Re: What do you think of this commercial
Post by: redbeerman on August 29, 2012, 04:49:44 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zM5P5iOKzI

Buffalo wild Wings---Homebrew

It grossly misrepresents a hobby that at times produces a better product than what is commercially available, but I still think it's funny.  The issue that I see is that it will give homebrewing a bad reputation to those that are unfamiliar with it.  I'm sure I will get some ribbing from my non-homebrewing friends, although they will still drink my beer.
Title: Re: What do you think of this commercial
Post by: Delo on August 29, 2012, 04:52:49 PM
It makes me think that its time to brew a bratwurst beer.
Title: Re: What do you think of this commercial
Post by: majorvices on August 29, 2012, 04:54:45 PM
I think it is pretty funny. Or, at least, funny enough.
Title: Re: What do you think of this commercial
Post by: wzl46 on August 29, 2012, 04:55:22 PM
I think it's pretty funny when taken as it was intended- comedy.  A vast majority of the comments on youtube were from people who are either too easily offended, or just don't get the joke.  I am sure that we all know a fellow brewer that likes to experiment with various odd things to add to their brews, and it ends up like bratwurst ale.
It didn't specifically say anything bad about homebrewers, it was just a charicature of a wacky dude.

Who knows?  This just might pique the interest of some people enough to investigate and start brewing.
Title: Re: What do you think of this commercial
Post by: AmandaK on August 29, 2012, 04:56:51 PM
It makes me think that its time to brew a bratwurst beer.

Bratwurst in the mash or secondary? ;)
Title: Re: What do you think of this commercial
Post by: udubdawg on August 29, 2012, 04:58:28 PM
I laughed.  We've all met that guy.  I'm glad that he had a beard too.

The commenters claiming to be "offended" need to lighten up.  It's no different than those old Budweiser "It's not heavy like an import" or "darker heavier beers could hide flaws!" ads.  We're the minority and they're welcome to market their product to the majority.  Why wouldn't they?

I'd venture to guess that any Buffalo Wild Wings marketing exec would love to come over to one of our houses and be served award-winning beer and some of the ridiculous food featured on the Dinner/BBQ threads.
Title: Re: What do you think of this commercial
Post by: redbeerman on August 29, 2012, 05:02:46 PM
It makes me think that its time to brew a bratwurst beer.

Bratwurst in the mash or secondary? ;)

I'm thinking secondary. 8)  Should it be homemade bratwurst as well?
Title: Re: What do you think of this commercial
Post by: Pinski on August 29, 2012, 05:11:32 PM
I don't know...pretty confident I'm never going to appreciate a pork beverage.
But now an amber with a little Frank's Hot Sauce might be interesting.  They'll put that sh!t on everything.   :)
Title: Re: What do you think of this commercial
Post by: Delo on August 29, 2012, 05:24:19 PM
It makes me think that its time to brew a bratwurst beer.

Bratwurst in the mash or secondary? ;)

I'm thinking secondary. 8)  Should it be homemade bratwurst as well?
Im thinking raw homemade brats added to the boil.  Remove the brats and Grill them, store them and add them at packaging. That way you dont loose any sausagey goodness.
Title: Re: What do you think of this commercial
Post by: tcanova on August 29, 2012, 05:32:37 PM
I thought it was funny, but then again I am secure in my Brewscalinity  ;)
Title: Re: What do you think of this commercial
Post by: AmandaK on August 29, 2012, 05:57:16 PM
It makes me think that its time to brew a bratwurst beer.

Bratwurst in the mash or secondary? ;)

I'm thinking secondary. 8)  Should it be homemade bratwurst as well?
Im thinking raw homemade brats added to the boil.  Remove the brats and Grill them, store them and add them at packaging. That way you dont loose any sausagey goodness.

We have a winner!  ;D
Title: Re: What do you think of this commercial
Post by: redbeerman on August 29, 2012, 06:33:05 PM
It makes me think that its time to brew a bratwurst beer.

Bratwurst in the mash or secondary? ;)

I'm thinking secondary. 8)  Should it be homemade bratwurst as well?
Im thinking raw homemade brats added to the boil.  Remove the brats and Grill them, store them and add them at packaging. That way you dont loose any sausagey goodness.

We have a winner!  ;D

+1
Title: Re: What do you think of this commercial
Post by: denny on August 29, 2012, 06:35:46 PM
It doesn't offend me any more than 99% of all advertising does.  I don't think it's particularly funny and I wonder just how stupid they think the people watching the ad are.  Of course, I made commercials for 30 years and I came to this conclusion 29 1/2 years ago.
Title: Re: What do you think of this commercial
Post by: majorvices on August 29, 2012, 06:40:18 PM
I should also point out that this ad has no bearing on the fact that I've never been to a "Buffalo Wild Wings" and never intend to go to one.
Title: Re: What do you think of this commercial
Post by: Slowbrew on August 29, 2012, 06:46:09 PM
The commercial is funny (at least a little) to me.  Mostly because I know that most of us are not like that.  Some people do want to use clams in beer but that's another thread.   ;D

I have been to BWW and I can say, with no reservations, that you haven't missed much.  Most of their dishes are not even actually wings but chicken fingers with sauces.  At least that's my recollection.  YMMV

Paul
Title: Re: What do you think of this commercial
Post by: theDarkSide on August 29, 2012, 06:56:31 PM
Wait a minute...How come you guys didn't tell me I needed to wear cool goggles to be a "real" homebrewer?

Mildly funny commercial...I am amazed they could get Zach Galifianakis though  ;)
Title: Re: What do you think of this commercial
Post by: DrewG on August 29, 2012, 07:22:17 PM
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I should also point out that this ad has no bearing on the fact that I've never been to a "Buffalo Wild Wings" and never intend to go to one.

Food sucks, don't waste your time.
Title: Re: What do you think of this commercial
Post by: AmandaK on August 29, 2012, 07:58:59 PM
Food sucks, don't waste your time.

In my area, the service is actually (and surprisingly) worse than the food. What's a girl got to do to get a water refill around here? :)
Title: Re: What do you think of this commercial
Post by: smkranz on August 29, 2012, 11:01:36 PM
That's funny right there...maybe cuz it hits a little close to home  ::)

BWW's food in my town is pretty good IMHO.  Their craft beer menu is a huge improvement, too.

Full Disclosure: BWW sponsors our comp in several ways, including selling the BOS winning homebrew, scaled up and brewed commercially, on draft throughout their Maryland locations.  That's a pretty cool prize for your average Joe Homebrewers...complete with tapping parties at several restaurants.  They are homebrewer-friendly, they try to help make a pretty big deal out of the competition, and we give one of their more knowledgeable beer managers a seat at the BOS table (with a pro brewer and 2-3 Cert or higher judges).
Title: Re: What do you think of this commercial
Post by: narvin on August 29, 2012, 11:14:51 PM
It actually could be a pretty funny commercial -- if it were done by the AHA ;-)  A lot of humor is context, and I think something is lost when it's in the context of some mediocre chain making DIY seem stupid.  Whoever actually made the commercial did a good job, though.