Trends that suck in beer

Here is a nearly  exhaustive list of things I don’t liken craft beer, because I’m in a mood.

Mason Jars for serving beers

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I am completely flabbergasted as to why this is a thing. Can we stop for a moment, how often do we have the perfect tool for something and then use something much shittier because for some reason Country Music has a hold on the public? It’s like a contractor chucking out his good hammer to build a house with a stone whilst listening to Garth Brooks, what is this insanity?

Dark Milds

I’m all for new and delicious beers, but they have to be delicious too. Brewery after brewery has come out with Dark Milds lately seemingly looking for a new golden session beer but for the most part they are all crap. Why not simply learn how to brew a mild first before moving on to what is quite often a session stout.

S.M.A.S.H.

Stands for single malt a single hop. Sometimes you can really learn something from a name. In this case the fact that brewers have named the beer so as to tell you why it tastes bad.

“Oh its shit because it only has one hop and one malt no wonder its incredibly one noted and boring even if it is excellently executed… alright you get a 3.5 on untapped.”

These beers do serve a purpose, to educate joe beer drinker on what hops and malts taste like. But there is a reason almost every real style of beer has a dynamic range of malts and hops-so they taste good. I’m not saying don’t make SMASH I’m just saying lets stop pretending its good for anything but teaching and learning… there it’s the homework of beer.

-Keep in mind beer is incredibly subjective and personal and these are only my own opinions.

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4 thoughts on “Trends that suck in beer

  1. Mike November 29, 2016 / 8:10 pm

    Lol. So much hate for the hipster glass. I hate Mason jars also. I cringe when I see the Mason jar wine glasses with a screw cap lol.

    Personally your next two dislikes differ though. I have like way more dark miles than I have disliked. Also a SMASH can be boring but there are some good ones out there much like Bomber Brewing’s.

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  2. Mike November 29, 2016 / 8:12 pm

    My biggest dislike in trends for Craft Beer is exactly that the trends. I just want a great IPA or other style. I don’t want it to be a trend one year then dissapear off the face of the earth. Kinda like Kettle sours. I like them a lot but there is absolutely no need for the amount on the market right now. Barrel Sours are a different ball game though.

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  3. cturton December 1, 2016 / 6:56 pm

    Once again Mike, you are the voice of reason! I Think trends are inevitable but i think yo make a great point!

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    • Mike December 1, 2016 / 7:07 pm

      Maybe the next trend around all industries could be to stop trends lol.

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