The IBUS Are Too Damn High: Beer Rant (video)

I’m from the East Coast and I never embraced that Hop head movement, in fact I think I would say that I go in the opposite direction. I love Belgium beers that are all about malt and yeast from La Trappe to La Rocherfort, those to me are the best beers in the world. In the US Belgian beers are embraced but not as prevalent as the hop forward beers of say the West Coast.  I can deal with that though when I’m home brewing and buying a beer but when I got out and I’m at the mercy of an establishment, I can’t.  I go to a bar with 30 taps and 20 of them are IPAs with an IBU totally beyond me and I’m frankly tired of it.

Enter Stage Right: Beer Rant. I want more wheats/wit, doubles, tripels, quads, stouts, porters anything but an IPA. Let’s leave the hoppy beers for the West Coast, because let’s be honest we can’t compete with them. I say we go the way of the Ommegangs and Unibroues and embrace the Belgian malty, yeast forward beers and start our own Beer Volution here on the Right Coast :) Watch the video above of my beer rant and don’t forget to comment below.

Stay Thirsty but Stay Different! Salud!

Jimmy McMillan on Beer - The IBUs are Too Damn High

About Irving

I'm just a guy who has a passion for good beer. Over the past few years I've been making it a point to introduce my friends to good quality beer and now, all of you. There's a world beyond cold activated cans, clydesdales, green bottles and Mexican clear bottled beer, you just need to tap that keg. Stay thirsty but stay different.


  1. Jason M says:

    This revolution will not be televised. ROFLMFAO that was hilarious.

  2. Juan J says:

    HAHAHA. First off nice vid. I was laughing all thru it. Still am. But as I write this I think oh shoot, Irv’s being serious. Tsk Tsk. Everyone knows that when it comes to mircos regardless if its an IPA or not the West Coast is the Best Coast. The crowed and polluted wrong coast I mean east coast will never compare. If you all were to have a beer volution you’d be stomped out like an ant! One reason? Clean and crisp water. We have the Cascade range in the Northwest along with the coastal range in Portland. These mountains are on either side of Portland. And besides mountain water the NW has an influx of never ending rain bringing more clean and good water. All this water yearns to become beer, an IPA if its lucky. Also I dont know why you all have so many IPAs at your bars. Its not even like that in the Northwest. Sure we have our very delicious IPAs and complimentary bitter beers but the majority at the different breweries like many I’ve featured here do not have IPA and non very high bitter beers in the majority. For example there is a nice bar here in Portland that has over 50 beers on tap. How many do you think are IPAs? Under 5. Cheers

    • Irving says:

      The video is part serious part entertainment. While the intent originally was to do something around the bars offering too many hoppy beer it morphed into a hybrid infusing humor and taking the poster child for hoppy beers, IPAs, as my schtick. As far as the coasts… I don’t know man a lot of west coast breweries are setting up shop out here now… watch out the beer volution is coming and it will be televised ( on the

      I drink your milkshake! I drink it UP! :)

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