Andy Rooney

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Make beer fun again

The next time someone says the word mouthfeel in a fucking bar, I'll make them feel my fucking fist in the mouth.

I'm all about enjoying a whale as much as the next guy, but I'm not going to jizz my load or sell my spleen for it. I'm at the point that whale hunting is a never ending chase. Get poor or die trying.....

Drink your beer, enjoy your time with whomever you're with and leave it at that.

Can I get an AMEN??? (In a James Brown way?)
 
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60 MINUTES IS MOVING TO LA!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well, the wife, our daughter and I are. We plan on relocating to the LA area in spring 2017. And, unlike our move to Denver over 3 years ago, we also plan on working in Los Angeles; as in hitching our wagon to other people stars.

Some of you may have heard that Colorado was generous enough to pay for our moving expenses, but aside from that we'll be crashing socials, getting in the way and doing everything we can to figure out how to got about "banning" a person from a conversation IRL.

We'll probably be in the area a couple of times before our move, and we'll try to be a drag then too.

Until then, I'm looking forward to raising some ire in California ...

Cheers, and Happy Holidays!

Andy
 
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60 MINUTES IS MOVING TO LA!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well, the wife, our daughter and I are. We plan on relocating to the LA area in spring 2017. And, unlike our move to Denver over 3 years ago, we also plan on working in Los Angeles; as in hitching our wagon to other people stars.

Some of you may have heard that Colorado was generous enough to pay for our moving expenses, but aside from that we'll be crashing socials, getting in the way and doing everything we can to figure out how to got about "banning" a person from a conversation IRL.

We'll probably be in the area a couple of times before our move, and we'll try to be a drag then too.

Until then, I'm looking forward to raising some ire in California ...

Cheers, and Happy Holidays!

Andy
 
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It’s a fact: 2016 sucked for too many reasons, so let’s make 2017 an awesome year; at least beer-wise. Here are our tips to help achieve that goal.

Screw Lines
Put your chairs in storage. Stop camping out and waiting in lines for hours at a time. Life is too short, and there are plenty of other great beers to be had. Honest. Instead, spend more time drinking, learning, and socializing at local breweries and bars with your friends.

Put Away Your Phone
Seriously. Enough. You’re an addict, and it’s a bad look. No one cares about your overfiltered photo, the badges you’ve collected, or your expert opinion at this very moment. If you must, take a quick photo for later. But please, put your damn phone away, lift your head up, make eye contact, and enjoy the people and the world around you.

Mecca Schmecca
Visit a beer destination that’s not a so-called “beer mecca.” Most are overrated anyway, and you’ll be pleasantly surprised to discover how many cities have solid beer scenes today; lots of small towns do, too. Hell, some even rival the conventional meccas—many of which are saturated with sameness and mediocrity.

Turn That Trend Upside Down
Our collective palates have been overloaded with indistinguishable IPAs and crude sours thanks to uncreative breweries jumping on the latest trends, and they’re bored. It’s time to revisit forgotten beer styles and refresh unpopular ones, even if they’re not the flavor du jour.

Read Less, Read Better
As last year proved, there’s a lot of fake news out there. This applies to the world of beer, too, as more media outlets lean toward clickbait, fluff, unproofed articles, advertorials, and content from shills for hire in a desperate attempt to capture your attention and maximize profits. Try limiting your time to sources you trust, and stop wasting it on hacks and rumor-mongers.

Respect Beer.
 
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It’s a fact: 2016 sucked for too many reasons, so let’s make 2017 an awesome year; at least beer-wise. Here are our tips to help achieve that goal.

Screw Lines
Put your chairs in storage. Stop camping out and waiting in lines for hours at a time. Life is too short, and there are plenty of other great beers to be had. Honest. Instead, spend more time drinking, learning, and socializing at local breweries and bars with your friends.

Put Away Your Phone
Seriously. Enough. You’re an addict, and it’s a bad look. No one cares about your overfiltered photo, the badges you’ve collected, or your expert opinion at this very moment. If you must, take a quick photo for later. But please, put your damn phone away, lift your head up, make eye contact, and enjoy the people and the world around you.

Mecca Schmecca
Visit a beer destination that’s not a so-called “beer mecca.” Most are overrated anyway, and you’ll be pleasantly surprised to discover how many cities have solid beer scenes today; lots of small towns do, too. Hell, some even rival the conventional meccas—many of which are saturated with sameness and mediocrity.

Turn That Trend Upside Down
Our collective palates have been overloaded with indistinguishable IPAs and crude sours thanks to uncreative breweries jumping on the latest trends, and they’re bored. It’s time to revisit forgotten beer styles and refresh unpopular ones, even if they’re not the flavor du jour.

Read Less, Read Better
As last year proved, there’s a lot of fake news out there. This applies to the world of beer, too, as more media outlets lean toward clickbait, fluff, unproofed articles, advertorials, and content from shills for hire in a desperate attempt to capture your attention and maximize profits. Try limiting your time to sources you trust, and stop wasting it on hacks and rumor-mongers.

Respect Beer.
That's tawd in the pink and Jason in the blue, right?
 
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It’s a fact: 2016 sucked for too many reasons, so let’s make 2017 an awesome year; at least beer-wise. Here are our tips to help achieve that goal.

Screw Lines
Put your chairs in storage. Stop camping out and waiting in lines for hours at a time. Life is too short, and there are plenty of other great beers to be had. Honest. Instead, spend more time drinking, learning, and socializing at local breweries and bars with your friends.

Put Away Your Phone
Seriously. Enough. You’re an addict, and it’s a bad look. No one cares about your overfiltered photo, the badges you’ve collected, or your expert opinion at this very moment. If you must, take a quick photo for later. But please, put your damn phone away, lift your head up, make eye contact, and enjoy the people and the world around you.

Mecca Schmecca
Visit a beer destination that’s not a so-called “beer mecca.” Most are overrated anyway, and you’ll be pleasantly surprised to discover how many cities have solid beer scenes today; lots of small towns do, too. Hell, some even rival the conventional meccas—many of which are saturated with sameness and mediocrity.

Turn That Trend Upside Down
Our collective palates have been overloaded with indistinguishable IPAs and crude sours thanks to uncreative breweries jumping on the latest trends, and they’re bored. It’s time to revisit forgotten beer styles and refresh unpopular ones, even if they’re not the flavor du jour.

Read Less, Read Better
As last year proved, there’s a lot of fake news out there. This applies to the world of beer, too, as more media outlets lean toward clickbait, fluff, unproofed articles, advertorials, and content from shills for hire in a desperate attempt to capture your attention and maximize profits. Try limiting your time to sources you trust, and stop wasting it on hacks and rumor-mongers.

Respect Beer.
God dammit. I totally agree with them again.
 
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Overrated Is Overused!!!!



Commonly used to disparage movies, artists, celebrities, games, and other people and things in popular culture, the word overrated is grossly overused. As such, it’s become an absolutely meaningless—albeit effective—inflammatory buzzword used to garner clicks, elicit defensive responses, and smugly attempt to disrupt and dismiss constructive opinions from others.

And beer isn’t immune. In countless posts across the internet we see “overrated” used (and misused) as a default reference to beers and brewers by far too many people, usually with no substance to back it up.

Listen: Taste is subjective. There’s no right or wrong. Sure, you’re free to not like a beer as much as others, but if you need to flex your superiority by declaring everyone else categorically wrong, you’re grossly misusing the word. And when we pair that with your inability to clearly express your dislike using more than one word (or maybe even in the form of a meme to reinforce your juvenile intentions), you’re simply trolling.

We believe that it’s the utter lack of understanding and appreciation for the fundamentals that’s brought this unfortunate practice to beer. For example, we’re now seeing people view new brewers who’ve built their entire business on a trend as superior, while those who don’t follow the latest trends are tagged as overrated despite consistently brewing classic styles for decades.

Civility is underrated. If you want to be taken seriously, the misuse and overuse of overrated needs to stop.

Respect Beer.
 
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Overrated Is Overused!!!!



Commonly used to disparage movies, artists, celebrities, games, and other people and things in popular culture, the word overrated is grossly overused. As such, it’s become an absolutely meaningless—albeit effective—inflammatory buzzword used to garner clicks, elicit defensive responses, and smugly attempt to disrupt and dismiss constructive opinions from others.

And beer isn’t immune. In countless posts across the internet we see “overrated” used (and misused) as a default reference to beers and brewers by far too many people, usually with no substance to back it up.

Listen: Taste is subjective. There’s no right or wrong. Sure, you’re free to not like a beer as much as others, but if you need to flex your superiority by declaring everyone else categorically wrong, you’re grossly misusing the word. And when we pair that with your inability to clearly express your dislike using more than one word (or maybe even in the form of a meme to reinforce your juvenile intentions), you’re simply trolling.

We believe that it’s the utter lack of understanding and appreciation for the fundamentals that’s brought this unfortunate practice to beer. For example, we’re now seeing people view new brewers who’ve built their entire business on a trend as superior, while those who don’t follow the latest trends are tagged as overrated despite consistently brewing classic styles for decades.

Civility is underrated. If you want to be taken seriously, the misuse and overuse of overrated needs to stop.

Respect Beer.
The worst drivel they've ever written.
 
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It might sound silly or even sacrilegious to some, but the concept of taking a break from beer has been a frequently asked question in our forums since the late ’90s. Those who posed the question were often met with snark, but we’ve noticed a growing movement of beer geeks who now support and practice the act of temporarily abstaining from beer. It’s not a bad idea, and here’s why:

Mental and Palate Fatigue
We’re overwhelmed with options and flavors these days, and many seemingly exciting trends can quickly become samey and boring. A break not only helps to reset the palate, it can also heighten your appreciation and perception when you return to beer.

Weight Loss
It’s no secret: Beer contains calories. And depending on the serving size, style, and alcohol level, we’re talking anywhere from around 100 (light) to 300 (strong) or more calories per 12-ounce serving. Add multiple beers to your daily caloric intake from food, and then the unavoidable beer munchies, and you’ll be packing on the pounds in no time. For some, a break is a prudent and necessary step toward getting their weight under control.

Saving Money
Buying beer isn’t cheap today. If you’re a hoarder or beer trader, forget about it, you’ve probably already sunk a small fortune into your personal cellar. Taking a break could result in saving hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars a year. It’s a no brainer.

A beer break isn’t a one-size-fits-all proposition. It can range from reducing your intake, designating drinking days throughout the week, or complete abstinence for a period of time. Drinking basic lagers is another option if you just want to reset your palate. Ultimately, giving your mind, palate, and wallet some form of a breather is highly beneficial.

Respect Beer.
 
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Am I the only one who also feels that Anthony Bourdain was also correct when he said that 80% (or so) of craft breweries suck?
Tony, by his own admission, doesn't like craft beer. He should STFU about stuff that he doesn't know and write more about stuff that he does know, like banging heroin and working in middling NYC restaurants.

Also, great thread.
 
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