Beer annoyances

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beers 8 º places 1 º 12:16 Wed 10/3/2012

Just wondering what annoys people about beer in general. For example with myself, I hate it when people distinguish beer by color. They say stuff like "I like lighter beers to darker ones." Well pit an Irish stout and a tripel together.A tripel is lighter colored but much stronger and heavier. Another of which is people say ales are better than lagers because "lagers are too light and crisp." While some cases thatís true, look at German beers. Eisbocks, dopplebocks and other bocks are very strong and malty. Schwartzbier is another lager that has a lot of flavor and maltiness. What annoyances does anyone else have?

beers 1587 º places 63 º 12:19 Wed 10/3/2012

Old beer and the concept of aging beer.

beers 9982 º places 672 º 12:21 Wed 10/3/2012

Bottling DIPAs and charging $20 a bomber for them

beers 13303 º places 763 º 12:46 Wed 10/3/2012

It contains alcohol.

places 1 º 13:05 Wed 10/3/2012

Craftbeer is still not able to provide fresh beer for consumers on a consistent basis after all these years.

People who think big flavor is the only mark of a quality beer.

beers 9277 º places 205 º 13:16 Wed 10/3/2012

I am cool with people making a distinction between dark and blond beers - it is a pretty normal distinction in Belgium and feels more historic than all the new styles.

I donít like people comparing every dark Belgian beer ever made with Leffe brown - no your Westy 12 or Black Albert doesnít taste exactly the same as Leffe brown - heard the Westy one way too often, Black Albert one was baffling + the Guinness thing. People expecting me to know which stout they had by saying that it was black + coffee like. That narrows things down.
Everything except IPAís aged is better - not even true for some lambicís.
High prices + very high prices.

Anyone dissing sour beers.

beers 2531 º places 187 º 13:20 Wed 10/3/2012

Stale cask ale.

beers 1184 º places 68 º 13:44 Wed 10/3/2012

When people tell me drinking beer is the same as smoking cigarettes in regards to general health.

beers 599 º places 39 º 13:51 Wed 10/3/2012

Wait staff at brewpubs and craft beer-centric bars/restaurants that donít know what in hell theyíre talking about.

The "bigger is better" approach to ABV that so many brewers seem caught up on - give me some tasty 4-5% brews...

Retailers that donít know the difference between beers that age well and those that donít (yes, Iíd like your 6 month old IPA, please).

$10+ 4/6-packs of run-of-the-mill, and often sub-par beers.

Fluorescent lights (without UV tubes) in cold cases.

beers 244 º 14:02 Wed 10/3/2012

1. Pennsylvaniaís case law.
2. High prices.
3. Lack of clear bottled/best by dates on some beer bottles and packaging.
4. Retailors failing to clear non-fresh beer off the shelves (Sometimes enabled by non-present or obscure date codes, sometimes blantantly just sticking beer out there that says it was best by 9 months ago- though at least when there is a date on it, I can look before I buy).
5. Places thatíll have seasonal mix packs from a brewer one season, but not the next, and then randomly bring back a seasonal mix pack two seasons later, only to skip the next season, etc.. Just either stock the seasonal mix pack from a given brewer every season- same spot in the cooler or whatever, should be simple, but places mess this up somehow.

14:13 Wed 10/3/2012

Breweries who donít put "bottled on" dates on the bottles/cans of styles that are best fresh (IPAs, pale ales, pilseners, etc.) is my biggest pet peeve.

("bottled on" dates, NOT "best by" dates that are pretty much meaningless, since every brewery has a different idea of when a beer is "best by")

There is no reason for a brewery not to put bottled on dates on their beer unless they think their beer sucks and wonít sell quick enough. In which case, it probably does suck.