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Clash

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Posted May 03 2013 at 2:59:37 AM   |
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When you are visiting a brewpub for the first time do you get a beer sampler?

-Yes, I always do this.
-Sometimes, it depends on other factors though. (time, company, etc)
-Rarely, I have before but usually prefer a few good pints.
-Never, little four ounce samples are lame.

Most brewpubs allow you to get a 6-8 sampler of their beer, those range from 3-6 ounces typically. So, when you visit that new brewpub do you get the rating itch or are you content with a pint or two of what looks good?

When I mention other factors preventing you from getting a sampler it might be that you are in a hurry, you are there with your family, or you are there will people you are afraid might roll their eyes at you "geeking out". Some might say to hell with it regardless though! Yeah!

So, what do you do?
eaglefan538

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Posted May 03 2013 at 3:44:18 AM   |
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Those days are long gone..I get it and all, been there done that, but I just enjoy a few pints nowadays. Actually can't remember the last sampler. If a few geeks were out together and wanted to do it, I *might* join, but I wouldn't rate them all anyway.
cyrenaica

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Posted May 03 2013 at 9:11:58 AM   |
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quote: Originally posted by Clash

-Never, little four ounce samples are lame.


I'm not sure I would call them 'lame', but I think there is enough variation in the beer's properties while enjoying that I think some of those qualities get missed in samples.

quote: Originally posted by Clash
So, what do you do?


I start with whichever brew is the freshest,
slowrunner77

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Posted May 03 2013 at 2:22:55 PM   |
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I'll get a sampler at a new place 9 times out of 10, and usually a bigger serving of my favorites.
jlozier

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Posted May 03 2013 at 3:44:23 PM   |
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I have never bought a sampler. I would rather have 1 or 2 pints than a whole flight. If that means I don't try all the beers that a brewpub has to offer and I will probably never be back in there again...oh well. It just isn't that important.
heemer77

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Posted May 03 2013 at 7:59:05 PM   |
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Used to be always. Now only sometimes. Depends on how much time I have and who I am with.
kinger

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Posted May 03 2013 at 9:34:42 PM   |
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quote: Originally posted by slowrunner77

I'll get a sampler at a new place 9 times out of 10, and usually a bigger serving of my favorites.



THIS!
mattfungus

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Posted May 04 2013 at 1:19:08 AM   |
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quote: Originally posted by kinger

quote: quote: Originally posted by slowrunner77

I'll get a sampler at a new place 9 times out of 10, and usually a bigger serving of my favorites.



THIS!


Me 2!
fargingbastige6

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Posted May 04 2013 at 7:48:21 AM   |
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Exactly my thing.
quote: Originally posted by slowrunner77

I'll get a sampler at a new place 9 times out of 10, and usually a bigger serving of my favorites.
Suds McDuff

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Posted May 04 2013 at 12:52:28 PM   |
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quote: Originally posted by slowrunner77

I'll get a sampler at a new place 9 times out of 10, and usually a bigger serving of my favorites.


same, but 11 out 10 times for me.
fretwalker

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Posted Jun 06 2013 at 12:41:08 AM   |
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I had the perfect sampler this evening... pretty blonde bartender, one sample at a time, taking a minute to talk about each one, even though she was quite busy! 4 or 5 samples before I picked a very tasty IPA to go with dinner, then afterward a couple more samples to help me decide on a growler.

Nice evening!
slowrunner77

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Posted Jul 06 2013 at 6:12:23 AM   |
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quote: Originally posted by fretwalker

I had the perfect sampler this evening... pretty blonde bartender, one sample at a time, taking a minute to talk about each one, even though she was quite busy! 4 or 5 samples before I picked a very tasty IPA to go with dinner, then afterward a couple more samples to help me decide on a growler.

Nice evening!


Perfect indeed.
mattfungus

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Posted Jul 09 2013 at 10:15:09 PM   |
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I do but no more than 3-5 at a time. If there are 20 on the menu and the first 2-3 taste mildewy, I can assume the other 18 do to so why waste the money.
bluesandbarbq

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Posted Jul 10 2013 at 10:48:11 AM   |
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quote: Originally posted by mattfungus

I do but no more than 3-5 at a time. If there are 20 on the menu and the first 2-3 taste mildewy, I can assume the other 18 do to so why waste the money.


Nothing worse that ordering a flight of beers that ALL suck. Been there, done that.[V][:(!]
bluesandbarbq

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Posted Nov 21 2013 at 3:24:17 PM   |
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GrowlerPower

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Posted Dec 09 2013 at 1:03:16 AM   |
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An out of the way brewpub I visit once in a while has a pretty nice deal on samplers. It was a much better deal to order certain beers multiple times on sampler sheets then to order a glass of said beer. Anyway, this one time, we found a certain barrel aged beer we really, really liked, & probably abused it a bit too much, but they never complained. Good people.

Kicked the keg. 4oz at a time. :)


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