The Session #90: Beer Fight Club



The Session, a.k.a. Beer Blogging Friday, is an opportunity once a month for beer bloggers from around the world to get together and write from their own unique perspective on a single topic. Each month, a different beer blogger hosts the Session, chooses a topic and creates a round-up listing all of the participants, along with a short pithy critique of each entry. Bill, The self proclaimed "Pittsburgh Beer Snob" was your host last month, and much like his chosen topic, he is now history.

I am Hipster Brewfus. A lot of you know what I'm about. What you don't know, is that I am incredibly bored by the happy-go-lucky nature of beer blogging. This is my opportunity to force you out of your comfort zone, and inject a little bit of hostility into this beer-laden world of sunshine and rainbows. It's time to knuckle up.

The idea for this session stemmed from a couple of few places. The first being my first experience with a bottle of Stone Brewing Vertical Epic 11-11-11. I have never wanted to punch a beer so hard in its glassy face before. The second item is my growing frustration with the general acceptance that all craft beer is good beer, and that any hint of negativity will do damage to our burgeoning scene. Lastly, a lot of the topics on The Session lately have been pretty unimaginative, uninspired, and uninteresting. 

The premise is this:

Have you ever drank a beer that became a battle, more than an enjoyable experience? Maybe a beer that was far bigger than you had anticipated? Something you felt determined to drink, just so you can say you conquered that son of a bitch, and you are all that is powerful. Or perhaps it is something that is just so bad, all you want to do is slap it around a bit. Or maybe you were on the verge of passing out, but you just wanted that one last beer, and the valiant struggle between taste bud fulfillment and the velvety embrace of sleep that ensued.

You picking up what I'm putting down?

It's time put down whatever praise you were about to dole out, and serve up a nice can of ass whupping.



More info can be found here: The Sessions

21 comments:

  1. I've actually just gone through a period where I didn't want to drink any beer at all! Would have never believed it could happen, but I was just sick of the stuff. The taste, the smell--damn! Somebody get me a Rum and Coke! Gratefully, after a short break, I got over my beer revulsion. I think it was just too many beer fests and events in a row. Whew!

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    1. I would think, or hope, that everyone goes through this kind of event. It's only then can you begin to really appreciate beer when you get back to it

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  2. I've always envisioned craft beer being about swinging on hop bine swings and splashing in puddles of spilled wort.

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    1. Splish splash I was taking a bath in a puddle of spilled wort

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  3. This will be my first "The Session" post i'll be contributing to. I saw the post is on August 1st. Do I need to post my write up on my blog then and let you know? Not sure how it all works. Thanks.

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    1. Yup, write the post on your blog, and link the URL to the comments here. Cheers!

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  4. I just saw your call for posts and I won't be able to meet your deadline, but here is an older post that fits the bill. Better Dead than Red about my hatred of Red Ales. http://justanotherbeerblog.com/blog/2014/3/28/better-dead-than-red

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  5. Count me in! http://bierbattered.com/2014/07/31/the-session-the-worst-beer-you-forced-yourself-to-drink-the-whole-bottle-of/

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  6. Hey Jake. Thanks for hosting! But Shhhh... the first rule of Beer Fight Club is: you don't talk about Beer Fight Club. Here's my post - I took on Black Albert from de Struise Brouwers: http://belgiansmaak.com/black-albert-de-struise-brouwers/

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  7. Went in a slightly different direction, but I hope it's a worthy contribution all the same

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  8. Here's my post in the form of a quick story. Hopefully it's decent. Thanks for posting!

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  9. Here's my response to the topic.

    http://beer-runner.blogspot.com/2014/08/the-session-90-fighting-without-fighting.html

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    1. Well, that was certainly a waste of my time.

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  10. My battle with Cantillon Rose de Gambrinus:

    http://bmorebistroandbeers.blogspot.com/2014/08/its-session-time-and-many-session-has.html

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  11. http://www.beersearchparty.com/session-90-beer-fight-club/
    Sorry if this is a duplicate but I couldn't tell if the first effort went through correctly.

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  12. Thanks for hosting: http://beerblog.genx40.com/archive/2014/august/session90beer

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  13. Yeah, I don't know if this went through the first time:http://bottledrogersbeers.wordpress.com/2014/08/01/drinking-sarcastically-for-the-90th-session/

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  14. Finally got me to post again.

    http://dasalehaus.com/2014/08/02/session-90-beer-fight/

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  15. Brazilian Jiu-jitsu in Connecticut has been the best self protection ever. Because you can get mixed martial art and Boxing also from here.

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