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Old 01-13-2012, 09:36 AM
 
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I haven't found too many beers I am interested in either. I think I'm especially sensitive to that bitter taste and don't find it appealing generally, but I have found Belgian white ales to be somewhat enjoyable, and from this I have tried some others here and there (mostly that I can drink but don't find exactly enjoyable ). Belgian white is a type of wheat beer. A mass market example of this is Blue Moon (Coors) or Shock Top (A-B), but you can find other examples from craft brewers around the US. So Hopes if you're ever in a scenario where it really feels more appropriate to have a beer, this is what I suggest you try.
Thanks for the tip. I have to wonder, why have you tried so hard to find a beer you like when you don't like beer?
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Old 01-13-2012, 09:49 AM
 
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Thanks for the tip. I have to wonder, why have you tried so hard to find a beer you like when you don't like beer?
There are even beers for people who "don't like beer". For example, my fiance hates beer but will drink a framboise or kriek no problem. Still meets all the criteria for it to be a beer but it very much removed from the usual American macro lager.

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Old 01-13-2012, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Great White North Hills
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I know a lady that for some strange reason only likes Red Stripe.
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Old 01-13-2012, 11:54 AM
 
Location: O'Hara Twp.
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Beer Nutz in O'Hara is pretty good. Half is a bottle shop the other half is a distributor. The bottle shop is packed these days.
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Old 01-13-2012, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh area
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Thanks for the tip. I have to wonder, why have you tried so hard to find a beer you like when you don't like beer?
Because I like the idea of beer, just like I like the idea of coffee. Have had more luck with beer than coffee now. (I can drink a seriously milked-up no-longer-much-like-coffee drink, but that's not what I mean.) But at least if I go to a coffee type place, I can usually get a decent iced tea.

I went many years mostly not drinking alcohol, and I'm more likely to drink some kind of hard booze in general I guess. I don't like most cheap wines and can't afford expensive ones so I mostly stay away, but I do have a glass now and then. And beer at this point I will try now and then, normally small craft brewers, something interesting. I won't typically have a Bud Light if that's all there is, LOL. But some occasions do seem to call more for a beer. Also, some foods, particularly spicy foods, really go better with beer than wine, if you're trying to get good pairings. And I like spicy foods.
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Old 01-13-2012, 01:46 PM
 
Location: O'Hara Twp.
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Because I like the idea of beer, just like I like the idea of coffee. Have had more luck with beer than coffee now. (I can drink a seriously milked-up no-longer-much-like-coffee drink, but that's not what I mean.) But at least if I go to a coffee type place, I can usually get a decent iced tea.

I went many years mostly not drinking alcohol, and I'm more likely to drink some kind of hard booze in general I guess. I don't like most cheap wines and can't afford expensive ones so I mostly stay away, but I do have a glass now and then. And beer at this point I will try now and then, normally small craft brewers, something interesting. I won't typically have a Bud Light if that's all there is, LOL. But some occasions do seem to call more for a beer. Also, some foods, particularly spicy foods, really go better with beer than wine, if you're trying to get good pairings. And I like spicy foods.
Don't wast your time trying to find a drink that you like. I think you are better off not drinking than drinking just to drink.
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Old 01-13-2012, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh area
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Don't wast your time trying to find a drink that you like. I think you are better off not drinking than drinking just to drink.
Well I'm still wasting time trying to figure out a life I like too. Not living is not really the greatest alternative.
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Old 01-13-2012, 02:56 PM
 
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There are even beers for people who "don't like beer". For example, my fiance hates beer but will drink a framboise or kriek no problem. Still meets all the criteria for it to be a beer but it very much removed from the usual American macro lager.
2nd on the framboise, the Lindemans is the most prevelant brand of it around here, i know a few number of people that dislike beer but like the stuff. Tastes a bit like a jolly rancher to me.
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Old 01-13-2012, 03:05 PM
 
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2nd on the framboise, the Lindemans is the most prevelant brand of it around here, i know a few number of people that dislike beer but like the stuff. Tastes a bit like a jolly rancher to me.
Lindemans framboise is really good, but not a good representation of the style. It's more akin to a beer-like soda. But then again I don't know anyone else who makes a framboise quite like them, so I can respect their uniqueness.

Another very unique style is a gueuze which almost wine or champagne-like. A few people at my work who "don't like beer" will drink a gueuze.
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Old 01-14-2012, 08:03 PM
 
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Back to the original topic - which looking back seven pages is "Why beer distributor's stores are dirty and have rude employees", to paraphrase.

This distributor's group uses their extremely strong lobby in Harrisburg to maintain the status quo in PA. They restrict choices for consumers so they can keep their legal monopoly. Your choice is to pay high prices to buy beer in less than a case quantity at a bar or buy the case at their business.

When you have a monopoly (since distributor licenses are limited in each area) you do not need to improve your store or spend money to train your clerks on customer service. They do, to some degree, compete with each other,but if your competitor doesn't have to spend any money to improve, why should you?

I spent 14 years making sales calls on these type of stores and have seen 35 year old male clerks refusing to carry a case of beer out for a 80 year old woman. In one instance the clerk made the comment "the sign says self service, don't you see it" when she asked for assistance.

We miss living in PA but do not miss the liquor control laws for spirits and wine as well as beer. PA legislature needs to act to meet the consumer's needs and not the lobbyist needs.
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