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December 14, 2011 9:29 AM   Subscribe

I am under 21. If you are underage, Black Acre Brewery doesn't want you drinking their beer, or viewing their website. But they do want you to rock out.
posted by Blogwardo (32 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite

 
That page was so clever that it orchestrated its own DOS attack.
posted by Stagger Lee at 9:30 AM on December 14, 2011


Someone just won the internet.
posted by R. Schlock at 9:31 AM on December 14, 2011 [4 favorites]


Actually it's up now, but it's slow.
And didn't ask me if I was 21. Am I missing something? All I'm seeing is a brewery web page.
posted by Stagger Lee at 9:32 AM on December 14, 2011


Blogwardo: "If you are underage, Black Acre Brewery doesn't want you drinking their beer, or viewing their website."

This is actually a de facto FTC policy (although it's technically just a recommendation).
posted by Plutor at 9:33 AM on December 14, 2011


"If you are underage, Black Acre Brewery doesn't want you drinking their beer, or viewing their website."


This is actually a de facto FTC policy (although it's technically just a recommendation).
posted by Plutor at 9:33 AM on December 14 [+] [!]


Every 21 year old is of age somewhere.
America forgets sometimes, but the internet is global.
posted by Stagger Lee at 9:39 AM on December 14, 2011 [2 favorites]


Someone just won the internet.

Well, they certainly have the power.
posted by orme at 9:40 AM on December 14, 2011


All I can think of is Clone High: "I am 21. ...I am not 21."
posted by Zozo at 9:41 AM on December 14, 2011 [1 favorite]


this is, alas, a double of a deleted post that i am too lazy to track down. IT REMAINS AWESOME NEVERTHELESS.
posted by elizardbits at 9:42 AM on December 14, 2011 [1 favorite]


And this is why Flash exists.
posted by Memo at 9:44 AM on December 14, 2011


this is, alas, a double of a deleted post that i am too lazy to track down. IT REMAINS AWESOME NEVERTHELESS.

I feel like carsonb did that post, quite some time ago. More recently there was a direct post about this video mashup. Anyway it was delightful both those times and remains so.
posted by grobstein at 9:47 AM on December 14, 2011


Thanks, FTC. God only knows how drunk I could get by viewing content on a web site and you saved me from all that.
posted by tommasz at 9:58 AM on December 14, 2011


Every 21 year old is of age somewhere.
America forgets sometimes, but the internet is global.


Black Acre Brewery isn't head-quartered in Sealand though, is it?
posted by atrazine at 9:58 AM on December 14, 2011 [1 favorite]


I have to say, I enjoyed that.
posted by graxe at 9:59 AM on December 14, 2011


Every 21 year old is of age somewhere.
America forgets sometimes, but the internet is global.


I'm all for removing US-centrism in websites, but I'd cut this one a break.

It's a small local brewery in Indianapolis, which seems to have no international presence or distribution whatsoever, targeted towards a US audience. If I navigated onto a similar website for a Canadian or UK brewer, I wouldn't take offense at a drinking age of 18/19 on the site.
posted by andrewesque at 10:09 AM on December 14, 2011


That was magical.
posted by Malice at 10:11 AM on December 14, 2011


Not to be a spoil sport but this was my favorite flash animation about 7 or 8 years ago. This site cut off the beginning part of it.
posted by cloeburner at 10:17 AM on December 14, 2011 [1 favorite]


Austin Beerworks has a similar thing. Plus, they have the coolest explanation for how they brew beer I've ever seen on the internet. (Scroll to the bottom.)
posted by nushustu at 10:28 AM on December 14, 2011 [1 favorite]


Stagger Lee: " America forgets sometimes, but the internet is global."

Do foreigners drink American beer?

(IMHO, they're missing out. American craft beer is a revolution that I'm pretty sure is unique.)
posted by Plutor at 10:36 AM on December 14, 2011


Every 21 year old is of age somewhere.

Including in the United States.
posted by kmz at 10:41 AM on December 14, 2011 [2 favorites]


Do foreigners drink American beer?

They're only foreigners when they're in the US- that's how the concept works. And yes. There are great American beers. Foreigners also drink American pisswater sometimes.

The drinking age in Alberta is 18, incidentally.
posted by ethnomethodologist at 10:46 AM on December 14, 2011 [1 favorite]


No, no, everybody but the British English are foreigners; that's how really it works.

I've enjoyed a good American pint sometimes, usually at the Beer Temple in Amsterdam, which has a very thorough selection of the better Yankland beers. Don't like the term craft beer though, too marketing speak for me; usually seems to mean anything I approve of when discussing beers. At least with real ale there's a proper definition behind it.

Foreigners also drink American pisswater sometimes.

Yes, but if they do they'll leave the bar sadder budweiser.
posted by MartinWisse at 10:55 AM on December 14, 2011 [1 favorite]


I was having a good time and the when

"AND HE PRAYS!!!" occurred, i nearly fell out of my chair.
posted by Hicksu at 11:52 AM on December 14, 2011


Um... guys? It has 4 million youtube views. I don't think the brewery came up with this one.
posted by Orange Pamplemousse at 12:25 PM on December 14, 2011 [2 favorites]


I don't care where it came from, I feel cheerful enough to go out and tackle some Christmas shopping now.
posted by annsunny at 1:05 PM on December 14, 2011


...after I listen a few more times
posted by annsunny at 1:06 PM on December 14, 2011


Um... guys? It has 4 million youtube views. I don't think the brewery came up with this one.

If they had (solely for this purpose), I would buy so much beer from them it's not even funny.

Marketers, take note.
posted by duvatney at 1:13 PM on December 14, 2011 [1 favorite]


Has anyone in the history of beer ever said "oh, I'm not 21, I'd better not look at this beer's web site"?

(I also have the same question about porn.)
posted by madcaptenor at 2:48 PM on December 14, 2011


So the brewery directs under-21-year-olds to a joke vid featuring a character from 10 years before they were born...?
posted by Decimask at 2:49 PM on December 14, 2011 [1 favorite]


Someone just won the internet.

We all just won.
posted by puckupdate at 4:58 PM on December 14, 2011


Nice. Some of us missed it 7 years ago, so thank you. I really like the muffled bit heard from the kitchen. Best of all, it loops!
posted by TreeRooster at 6:52 PM on December 14, 2011


Every 21 year old is of age somewhere.

Every 21 year old is of age everywhere, right? Is there somewhere that has an age limit higher than 21?
posted by BurnChao at 7:19 PM on December 15, 2011


Some states of India have drinking ages of 25. If the Wikipedia list of drinking ages is correct and complete then these are the only places with age limits higher than 21.
posted by madcaptenor at 8:12 PM on December 15, 2011


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