posted on Sep, 28 2021 @ 11:34 AM
This is not a very well researched rant. I haven't exhausted all options nor tried all vendors.
Just a rudimentary search shows me nothing but silly overpriced gimmick beer. Most of which is an IPA.
Breweries like Rouge, I once respected. " Dead Guy Ale " Was a favorite. Then they started with choco-taco-bluerasberry-coffee-bourbon-creme type
beers. Who are drinking these beers? It must be children the way they are marketed, Also I find them to leave me with a head-ache. Something that
could be attributed to the way they were fermented. A younger me would probably be fine though. That's okay make sweet gimmicky beers for kids to
compete with hard lemonade or whatever.
Why no traditional style beers? Why can't I find an American craft brewer who follows the German purity law? Brews me a nice Helles Lager, That is
some-what cost effective.
Sure it may exist but this is a rant! During this rant I'm drinking a Guinness Extra Stout a very horseshoe(game) beer, Some times outstanding -
Other times too sweet and fruit ester flavored. This time it is balanced between the two. Close but not cigar. I don't mind variation in a single
product, No two beers can ever be exactly the same.
Even as I'm drinking it the flavor is changing. Such a complicated beverage yet here we get gimmicks like, Golden Monkey Tripel from Victory.
Corriander is a traditional brewing spice though not traditional in a Belgian Tripel. Interesting for a gimmick not a year round offering. At least
not before they produce a tried and true Tripel. Straight to the gimmick forgot perfection of the style.
Do be sure to tell me of the good beers that exist! Even though this is a rant. Remember I might judge you on your taste in beer. What's the name
of that brewery that says, " Good people drink good beer " Nice sentiment good gimmick, They go too far though - Of their year round offerings
almost all are IPAs. What's wrong with IPAs? Nothing, Just there are more styles of beer than an IPA. Some paranoid people also dislike how hops
contain an estrogen like chemical.
Articles like this make me even more wary of the effect.
Probably worth a thread on it's on. Possible conspiracies? I think so.