Skip to comments.The Subtle Art of Beer Snobbery
Posted on 11/02/2009 5:15:14 PM PST by dynachrome
While wine snobs have blighted the earth for thousands of years (you can bet there was at least one guy curling his lip at the vintage of Jesus first and best miracle), beer snobbery is a relatively young art, especially in the U.S.
This is because every beer in the country once tasted exactly the same. Oh sure, there were Bud lovers and MGD aficionados who would swear they could tell the difference, but if you gave them a blind taste test, youd soon discover theyd just keep asking for another test taste until there wasnt any beer left and they were passed out on your sofa.
Furthermore, beer was considered the balm of the common man, it was not something you swirled in a glass and judged by its nose. It was something you swilled from a plastic cup and sometimes shot through your nose.
Then the microbrewery revolution swept the country and soon every abandoned firehouse, bank and shoe factory was outfitted with a vat and turning out every possible form and flavor of beer you could imagine, and some you would rather not.
(Excerpt) Read more at moderndrunkardmagazine.com ...
Modern Drunkard. I keep intending to subscribe but the cash keeps going toward beer. Nuts.
That was hilarious. After a half dozen beers, who cares anyway?
parsy, who prefers Dr. Pepper mixed with Parrot Bay Rum
Stop right there. If you can read the fine print on the label, you really need another beer. A truly fine beer is graded by a mysterious figure in the corner of the label: a number, usually to one decimal place, and the mystic runes "% Alc." No one really knows where, in the misty reaches of time, this set of characters came to be, but they're nearly infallible.
Now I'm thirsty.
Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy - Benjamin Franklin
funny article. The american micro industry is doing ale (and some lagers) as good as anywhere else in the world now, aside from british real ale and some very specific belgian styles.
$12 the bottle
“Chimay Blue here, please! “
Anyone who says all beer tastes the same has not tried Chimay Blue! It’s the Champagne of beers bar none.
Don’t try it unless you want to get absolutely spoiled on $13 per bottle beer.
I’ll stick to plain old irish stout.
You can get decent enough red wine for under $12. And while by no means can I say I make a lot of money, life is too short to worry about an extra $2.00 for a six pack of a good beer.
These are truly wonderous times in which we live.
This curmudgeonly gentlemen will declare he would rather guzzle urine than drink what he considers bad beer. And by bad he means any beer that comes in a can, has commercials on television, or has been heard of by more than fifty people. He can only pity the poor fools who sit in bars drinking the swill disgorged by the vast corporate vats, when they could be drinking swill produced in much smaller ones.
That hits too close to home.
Now I need a bottle of Bell's.
champagne of beers??
Isn’t that budweiser, or miller high life, or something like that?
Looks like Guinness. At $12 a bottle, I’d rather be drinking Guinness.
Beer snob! L0L
I’ll drink just about anything that doesn’t say “Lite”
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