20 Worst Trends in Brewing

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  1. Ozarks Mountain Brew

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    Does it count if I look pregnant? :eek:
     
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    I agree with the comment that beer rating apps and web sites are useless. I consider them self-perpetuating nonsense.
     
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    Fastest growing sector of the beer biz this year!

    Great post Nosy! 23 replies in 1 day! Well done sir!
     
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    Haven't heard of the seltzer thing, no idea what that might be like
     
  6. Nosybear

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    I figured this one would be popular.
     
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    So am I. Except my beard is ginger.
     
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    Well I'm not a representation of modern day brewer skinny little white fella. Maybe if I run a brewery the patrons would see me as a crappy brewer sorta like seeing a skinny chef.

    Yep I agree it'd be.great seeing more woman than just Yooper in brewing. If met the odd lady at home brew comps but def majority male based.
     
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    The inclusiveness ones are great. The rest always feel to me like the age old 'beer isn't what it was when I was younger and I don't like it' conversation that makes me roll my eyes and (hopefully) move onto working out whether the next new trend is awful or awesome (to me).

    I have in my mind these repeating conversations from over the centuries

    Two people in a pub in London in the early 1700s:
    a: What's with this new fangled porter?
    b: It's what the kids are drinking. Tastes weird to me, all that aging.
    a: Yech, I'll stick to my fresh brown ale thanks

    Two people in a pub in London in the early 1800s:
    a: What's with this new fangled stout?
    b: It's what the kids are drinking. Ask me it's just marketing (yep, you spotted the anachronism).
    a: I agree. I'll stick to my porter thanks

    Two people in a pub in Copenhagen in the early 1900s:
    a: What's with this new fangled clear beer? Lager?
    b: It's what the kids are drinking. It's got no flavour if you ask me.
    a: Yep, I'll stick to my ale thanks

    Two people in a pub in Copenhagen in the early 2000s:
    a: What's with this new fangled hazy beer?
    b: It's what the kids are drinking. Hazy is lazy.
    a: Yep, I'll stick to my pilsner thanks

    And there's hundreds of variations of times and fashions, but we keep on repeating ourselves. And I find myself falling into this more than I'd like. Especially when it's whinging about using IPA as a marketing term.

    It probably seems worse now as we go through trends nearly annually. The benefits of industrialisation and the internet I suppose.
     
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    We go through hundreds of iterations of "style". Some of them stick! To me, milkshake IPAs can't die fast enough, some love them! I'm a great fan of a good, slow-pour pils, considering it the pinnacle of brewing, others consider them boring and a waste of time. I don't know whether the guys asked are oracles or just talking out their.... You get the picture. But look: For a while it was how many IBUs can you get into an IPA, then it went to NEIPA, then to milkshake, sours were the rage two years ago, the wilder the fermentation the better. Now we're onto Goses and Berliner Weisse, clean sour fermentations.... I have an experiment going in the basement, the screw-up of the Kentucky Breakfast Stout that's going to come out a whole lot like a coffee-chocolate black IPA. Might be a thing in a few years.... In my six decades walking the planet I've seen a lot of fads come and go and a few have stuck, for better or worse. Most have gone. It's the same in brewing.
     
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    Exactly if he don't have a beer belly he ain't drinking enough product. Same as a skinny chef eh? Ha ha
     
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    There is trend for national everything day.
     
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    Yeah. It's when we have three or four things going on on the same day that I get confused. I mean, am I supposed to have an IPA with my donut while adopting a shelter pet?
     
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    Of course, otherwise they win
     
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    LOL..one of the local stations in Harrisburg is doing these every morning on the last 5 minutes of their AM news and yes there is ALWAYS more than one.
     
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    Mark your calendars. Tomorrow is national watermelon day!
     
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    Hip hip!
     
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    SILLY YOU! Everybody knows donuts only go with imperial stout!
     

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