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Why are ale commercials targeting
Sun Oct 13, 2013 2:34 pm
  • Men? Is any man going to drink strawberry cider?
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Re: Why are ale commercials targeting
Sun Oct 13, 2013 2:36 pm
  • No, that sounds disgusting. But I would try that apple one though.
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Re: Why are ale commercials targeting
Sun Oct 13, 2013 2:38 pm
  • Some men are more fruity than others, as far as beverages go at least.
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Re: Why are ale commercials targeting
Sun Oct 13, 2013 2:40 pm
  • I still don't get why they don't try to target women at all. I don't have their demographic data but it cannot be so heavily male that all commercials focus on them.
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Re: Why are ale commercials targeting
Mon Oct 14, 2013 8:45 am
  • Laugh all you want, but I have tried that "strawberry cider" and its actually damn good. Woudlnt' want to drink a 6 pack of it though!
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Re: Why are ale commercials targeting
Mon Oct 14, 2013 1:55 pm
  • Women already drink them.
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Re: Why are ale commercials targeting
Fri Oct 18, 2013 11:04 am
  • Serious question. If a fruit-based beer is made, but it's not sweet at all, is it still unmanly to drink it? (I never drink fruit-based beers, but I could potentially see a market for it without looking like a wuss.)
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Re: Why are ale commercials targeting
Fri Oct 18, 2013 11:20 am
  • RolandDeschain wrote:Serious question. If a fruit-based beer is made, but it's not sweet at all, is it still unmanly to drink it? (I never drink fruit-based beers, but I could potentially see a market for it without looking like a wuss.)


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Re: Why are ale commercials targeting
Fri Oct 18, 2013 11:37 am
  • I've tried some lambics at the Seattle International Beer Festival last year and this year. So they are not considered girly drinks, and one can walk into a bar and order some, chest hair all on display, and not have to be concerned about their image?

    Good to know.
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Re: Why are ale commercials targeting
Fri Oct 18, 2013 12:23 pm
  • When I drink girly I go Long Island or f ull blown Pina Colada and it better have an umbrella.
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Re: Why are ale commercials targeting
Fri Oct 18, 2013 12:55 pm
  • I love girly drinks. Hell, just a week ago I went to a local bar with a bandmate and I tried ordering a Cabernet or whatever the "house red" is.

    She looked at me and said, "Honey, you're in a dive bar. Don't order wine." Served!
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Re: Why are ale commercials targeting
Fri Oct 18, 2013 1:37 pm
  • RolandDeschain wrote:I've tried some lambics at the Seattle International Beer Festival last year and this year. So they are not considered girly drinks, and one can walk into a bar and order some, chest hair all on display, and not have to be concerned about their image?

    Good to know.


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Re: Why are ale commercials targeting
Fri Oct 18, 2013 1:42 pm
  • Sarlacc83 wrote:Most men are too wimpy to enjoy the sour and the funk.


    I'm a wine drinker, too. I know the differences between wimpy, having refined taste, and manly relatively well.
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Re: Why are ale commercials targeting
Fri Oct 18, 2013 1:57 pm
  • Nothing girly about cider. There's a time and a place, and it's no ale, but it's a good drink.
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Re: Why are ale commercials targeting
Fri Oct 18, 2013 2:09 pm
  • After seeing Redd's Apple Ale advertised so much, I went out and got a six-pack. I've only had a couple so far, but gotta say they taste pretty damn good, a nice refreshing alternative to normal beer. Don't see it becoming my mainstay, and certainly not what I would tailgate with, but works well when I get home from work and need a beverage while relaxing.
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Re: Why are ale commercials targeting
Fri Oct 18, 2013 2:18 pm
  • I don't drink ever (health concerns), but I had an array of Anrgy Orchards..and they weren't terrible.

    When I feel like pissing blood, I'll knock back some Rum or Scotch...otherwise, not worth the pain.
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Re: Why are ale commercials targeting
Fri Oct 18, 2013 2:41 pm
  • RolandDeschain wrote:Serious question. If a fruit-based beer is made, but it's not sweet at all, is it still unmanly to drink it? (I never drink fruit-based beers, but I could potentially see a market for it without looking like a wuss.)


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Re: Why are ale commercials targeting
Fri Oct 18, 2013 2:43 pm
  • Austin, can you tell us how sweet is it? On a scale of "normal beer" to "Mike's Hard Sugar Coma", preferably.

    @Largent: You know, I haven't actually tried their Apricot Ale. I've had most everything else from Pyramid, though. I'll have to check it out.
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Re: Why are ale commercials targeting
Fri Oct 18, 2013 3:46 pm
  • Yes
    i drink strawberry apple cider vinegar now and have lost alot of weight
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Re: Why are ale commercials targeting
Fri Oct 18, 2013 5:20 pm
  • Ill put down a woodchuck now and again. Love me some Mojitos as well. Not sure if you would call those girly or not, I call em damn yummy
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Re: Why are ale commercials targeting
Fri Oct 18, 2013 9:28 pm
  • Largent80 wrote:
    RolandDeschain wrote:Serious question. If a fruit-based beer is made, but it's not sweet at all, is it still unmanly to drink it? (I never drink fruit-based beers, but I could potentially see a market for it without looking like a wuss.)


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Re: Why are ale commercials targeting
Sun Oct 20, 2013 7:37 am
  • What do flavored beer and fat chicks have in common?

    They are both really good until your friends see you with them.
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Re: Why are ale commercials targeting
Sun Oct 20, 2013 9:34 am
  • Looking at you avi makes me want to crack open an Elysian Dark O the Moon.
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Re: Why are ale commercials targeting
Sun Oct 20, 2013 12:11 pm
  • Largent80 wrote:Looking at you avi makes me want to crack open an Elysian Dark O the Moon.


    that stuff is so goddam good.
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Re: Why are ale commercials targeting
Sun Oct 20, 2013 3:10 pm
  • Zebulon Dak wrote:
    Largent80 wrote:Looking at you avi makes me want to crack open an Elysian Dark O the Moon.


    that stuff is so goddam good.


    Yeah it is. I haven't had this year's Great Pumpkin, but a few years ago, that beer was even better than Dark O' The Moon. (Last year's Great Pumpkin was a disappointment, though. :( )
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Re: Why are ale commercials targeting
Sun Oct 20, 2013 8:14 pm
  • Apricot Ale is for lesbians. Well, all my lesbian friends (and by 'friends' I mean two) drink it.

    For fruit beers with Pyramid I like the Strawberry Blonde Saison.
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Re: Why are ale commercials targeting
Mon Oct 21, 2013 3:32 pm
  • falcongoggles wrote:Men? Is any man going to drink strawberry cider?


    Because Men buy the ale so that the women will drink it. Duh.
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Re: Why are ale commercials targeting
Mon Oct 21, 2013 3:37 pm
  • Roland is all about strawberry cider
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Re: Why are ale commercials targeting
Mon Oct 21, 2013 4:04 pm
  • SacHawk2.0 wrote:Roland is all about strawberry cider


    I've never had a strawberry beer or alcoholic cider in my life.
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Re: Why are ale commercials targeting
Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:28 am
  • I thought Fruity beers were like the hillbilly, date rape, drink of choice. Like a modern day adaptation of Bartles and James Peach wine cooler. Buy em for the "Ladies", end of story.
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Re: Why are ale commercials targeting
Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:34 am
  • RolandDeschain wrote:
    SacHawk2.0 wrote:Roland is all about strawberry cider


    I've never had a strawberry beer or alcoholic cider in my life.


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Re: Why are ale commercials targeting
Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:38 am
  • SacHawk2.0 wrote:Says the man the likes to have his prostate "milked".


    You don't know what you're talking about, junior.
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Re: Why are ale commercials targeting
Fri Oct 25, 2013 3:06 am
  • When I brew a "fruit ale" I try to downplay the chosen fruit. I don't want it to overpower the natural flavors of the malt, yeast or hops. I just did a apple hefe. And though the apple flavor came out just a little too understated, it was still there. I don't want to brew a fruit beer where the flavor is so prominent that, though it might be good, you'd only be able to drink just 1 and then have to move on. To me, to brew a beer where the fruit flavor is so outfront that it dominates what an ale is all about, malts, yeast and hops...just isn't right. But thats just me.
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Re: Why are ale commercials targeting
Fri Oct 25, 2013 7:08 am
  • SonicHawk wrote:Apricot Ale is for lesbians.


    And I am a lesbian.
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