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Offline Megary

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Re: New Style Guidelines?
« Reply #30 on: February 26, 2021, 01:18:56 AM »
I have absolutely no idea what “beer flavored beer” means.  None.
 ???

Little help?

My guess is this:
Beer that someone likes and thinks you should.


Traditional beer styles that don't taste like peanut butter or jolly ranchers or sour patch kids or cheese cake or taco meat ...

Man, where exactly are you shopping for beer??   :)
(Truthfully, though, I had a really nice PB Porter one time.)


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Re: New Style Guidelines?
« Reply #31 on: February 26, 2021, 01:36:02 AM »
I have absolutely no idea what “beer flavored beer” means.  None.
 ???

Little help?

My guess is this:
Beer that someone likes and thinks you should.


Traditional beer styles that don't taste like peanut butter or jolly ranchers or sour patch kids or cheese cake or taco meat ...

Man, where exactly are you shopping for beer??   :)
(Truthfully, though, I had a really nice PB Porter one time.)

Hahahaha  ... I think the question should be reversed. Where you been? ;)

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Re: New Style Guidelines?
« Reply #32 on: February 26, 2021, 03:03:22 AM »
Unfortunately it's turning out to be 200+ styles of IPA and everything else.
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Re: New Style Guidelines?
« Reply #33 on: February 26, 2021, 02:33:17 PM »
Brewers. We're a weird bunch.

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Re: New Style Guidelines?
« Reply #34 on: February 26, 2021, 03:02:11 PM »
I have absolutely no idea what “beer flavored beer” means.  None.
 ???

Little help?

My guess is this:
Beer that someone likes and thinks you should.

Traditional beer styles that don't taste like peanut butter or jolly ranchers or sour patch kids or cheese cake or taco meat ...

I'd go beyond that...doesn't have to be trad as long as it's recognizable as beer
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Re: New Style Guidelines?
« Reply #35 on: February 27, 2021, 12:48:09 AM »
I get the joke- a dig on pastry stouts, juicy IPA, and whatnot.

Since I primarily am drinking what I make, I have very little experience with these less traditional styles.  I'm not bothered so much that they exist & people like them, I just tend to drink closer to what I know from drink for 30 years or so.  That said I'm not adverse to adding new culinary flavors into my own beers so long as they are subtle and complementary.  All of this is subjective, no?

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Re: New Style Guidelines?
« Reply #36 on: February 27, 2021, 01:15:43 AM »
I definitely agree drink what you like. But, as a coffee snob, I also cringe when that is Keurig coffee.

For me at least the problems with Keurig are the unnecessary waste and the incredibly low quality of the product.
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Re: New Style Guidelines?
« Reply #37 on: February 27, 2021, 01:59:59 AM »
I'm all for two categories:

1) German lagers
2) everything else.

Cheers.

You had me at #1. In America, if you walk into a bar and say, "a beer please", you will get a BMC beer. Meh. Say the same in Germany or Austria, and you will get a beer so good it will change your life.

I wonder what German brewers think of our mango-coconut-vanilla-chocolate-jalapeno-raspberry-rose-hips-lavender imperial milkshake IPAs. I'm talking about the actual brewers, not the accountants who only care about what sells...

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Re: New Style Guidelines?
« Reply #38 on: February 27, 2021, 12:26:32 PM »

mango-coconut-vanilla-chocolate-jalapeno-raspberry-rose-hips-lavender imperial milkshake IPAs.

I had one of those, from Hyperbole Brewing. I had to walk a million miles to get it though.

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Re: New Style Guidelines?
« Reply #39 on: March 03, 2021, 12:13:04 AM »
I personally get way more excited and would stand in line for a release of a perfectly made German pils, Cali Common or Altbier. Unfortunately, I'd probably be the only one in line. Crazy beers sell in this social media world we live in where purchasing and showing off the product you bought is as important if not more-so than the consumption of the beverage itself. I have no interest personally as they're all too expensive, but my biggest gripe is that they crowd out the beer styles I enjoy on the shelves at my favorite beer stores. If I want Cali Common? I have one choice - Anchor. If I want milkshake guava kettle soured double dry hopped NEIPA? There's 10 different kinds available. No thanks.

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Re: New Style Guidelines?
« Reply #40 on: March 03, 2021, 04:49:50 AM »
I'm all for two categories:

1) German lagers
2) everything else.

Cheers.

You had me at #1. In America, if you walk into a bar and say, "a beer please", you will get a BMC beer. Meh. Say the same in Germany or Austria, and you will get a beer so good it will change your life.

I wonder what German brewers think of our mango-coconut-vanilla-chocolate-jalapeno-raspberry-rose-hips-lavender imperial milkshake IPAs. I'm talking about the actual brewers, not the accountants who only care about what sells...

At bars in Germany they serve beer mixed with cola, or hefeweizen with banana nectar. There's good beer in Germany but there's an awful lot of dreck as well. To be honest most of the best examples of German beers I've had were made in America.
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New Style Guidelines?
« Reply #41 on: March 03, 2021, 02:04:21 PM »
While Radlers and colabiers were (are) popular in Germany, the best beers I’ve had were in Hausbrauerei in Germany. I have fond memories of the Dunkel at Woinemer Hausbrauerei.


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Re: New Style Guidelines?
« Reply #42 on: March 03, 2021, 02:38:25 PM »
I used to drink Coors light back in the day until I joined the Army in the early 80's. Then I got orders for Germany and that was it for Coors. I was into Weizen, Pils and Alt back then but tried about everything. My first beer in Germany was Hofbrau Helles type, it was pretty good. I once gave my German landlord a Bud, his comment "Das is scheiße". [That is s***]
Now BMC all seem like drinking tea or Kool-aid. Germany was the reason I started homebrewing.
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Re: New Style Guidelines?
« Reply #43 on: March 03, 2021, 03:16:24 PM »
I had some great beer in Germany and a few I've never had anything close to in the States. In general though beer is more of an industrial commodity there than here. I would put places like Urban Chestnut, Prost and Bierstadt up against anyone brewing in Germany. There is good beer in Germany but it doesn't grow on trees.

I would say the average corner bakery there is 100% better than most of the "good" bakeries here, though. Every haircut I got there was better than any haircut I've gotten in the States. Some of their reputation for quality is well-earned.
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