The lack of a proper thread about beer is startling, guys. We, as Cubs fans, should have a place to openly discuss the world of beer. I love Beer Advocate, don't get me wrong, but I love the people here more. And I love beer. So, yeah. To add some real substance to this post, I shall start by admitting that FFF Zombie Dust is my favorite, by far. I could be biased since I am a born-and-raised Munster-ite, but it's freaking amazing.
Yeah I like Beer Advocate as well. I do think that the site and the craft beer movement really has created an unintended monster.
I think the idea of real person reviews are great and help others learn about beers they may not have tried or been exposed to. What I don't think is good is the idea that what one person doesn't like is crap beer.
I'm not going to tell anyone that Bud or Miller is better beer than any craft IPA, but that doesn't make either of those bad. They are exactly what they are intended to be. A decent American lager that is mass produced in a way that every can or bottle from Washington to Florida taste the same.
I totally agree on this. I don't tend to drink them, but you're not wrong for drinking them. That's just silly.
If you are ever drinking with me at my house you will usually find what ever is left from the last Bud Select 30 pack I bought. What is left from the seasonal sampler from Sam Adams, New Belgium, Breckenridge, etc. A few bottles of my home brew, and a few other here and there beers that I picked up from the local craft selection.
I'll drink everything from PBR to Dogfishhead 120 to Kentucky Burbon Stout to Linnie's Summer Shandy. I like beer and I like all kinds of beer!