Jim Gaffigan thinks beer fans have lost their way, and he expressed these opinions on CBS Sunday Morning during an extended Andy Rooney-esque commentary on his beer preferences.
He jokes that his family makes fun of him for liking “fancy beer” but says his beer preference are actually just the opposite. He’s not a fan of any beer with the labels “specialty” “local” “micro” “craft” and “artisan.” “I can tell you without exception,” he said, “they’re all bad. They don’t taste like beer.”
“I guess I’m a traditionalist. I don’t want a beer that tastes like chocolate or oranges or avocados,” Gaffigan continued. “I want a beer that tastes like, I don’t know, beer.”
As you might expect, beer fans are not all in agreement. Monday night Jim posted on twitter that his feed might be full of some angry beer people or at least unhappy beer people responding to his commentary. He apologized for tearing this country apart.
Gaffigan is a regular commentator on CBS Sunday Morning and has done pieces on the M&M store, winter sports, napping, moving to Canada, winter, and massage therapy.
Hey if you are bored check out my feed for some angry beer people replies about my silly @CBSSunday humor commentary on beer. I've now managed to anger the horse people, beer people and boat people with my edgy humor. I apologize if my irreverence is tearing this country apart!
— Jim Gaffigan (@JimGaffigan) September 18, 2018
There aren’t enough tweets to unpack everything going on here…but Jim isn’t completely wrong. He’s uninformed, but represents *most* beer drinkers out there, and craft beer is clashing terribly with beer’s blue collar roots.
— The Brew Enthusiast (@Brewenthusiast) September 17, 2018
It is with a heavy heart that we must announce that we have officially banned Jim Gaffigan from DGBC.
Completely unrelated to his opinion of craft beer, we have also banned Gallagher.
Thank you. https://t.co/RmMufmy3me
— Dry Ground Brewing (@DryGroundBrew) September 18, 2018
Jim Gaffigan on craft beer: “Every city, town and hamlet I visit has its own beer made by locals: Specialty beers, microbrews, craft beers made by community artisans. And I have to tell you, without exception, they're all bad.” https://t.co/vcSXGRJRPe pic.twitter.com/169CCOsMNt
— Bill Kuchman (@billkuchman) September 17, 2018
— Paste Drink (@PasteDrink) September 17, 2018
Jim Gaffigan's Anti-Craft Beer Op-Ed Is Equal Parts Pointless and Short-Sighted – Paste Magazine https://t.co/N8D8OBl9nm
— 𝕿𝖍𝖊 𝕭𝖊𝖊𝖗 𝕾𝖔𝖒𝖒𝖊𝖑𝖎𝖊𝖗® (@BeerSommelier) September 18, 2018
Jim Gaffigan complaining about craft beer is like Louis CK complaining about sex. I'm not sure he knows enough about it to have an opinion.
— thicc pikachu year (@Dude3000) September 19, 2018
not finding good beer is like saying you can't find oxygen. Love me some Gaffigan but he missed. Or, this is just our McDonald's…
— Patrick Stallings (@thepstall) September 19, 2018
Hey Jimbo, not all beer is the same! There are "beers" not just beer in a generic sense. BA Responds to Comedian Jim Gaffigan’s Criticism of American Craft Beer https://t.co/Nvg2DD29Fq pic.twitter.com/iRcxX5JA7x
— Deep Beer (@deepbeer) September 18, 2018
Here’s a better question than “Why does Jim Gaffigan hate all craft beers” – Why do any of us care what Jim Gaffigan thinks about craft beer? He’s not a brewer, or a writer, or a cicerone – he’s a comic. This “news" story is freaking pointless. #shesaysgivingitmorelife
— DrinkMatron (@Drinkmatron) September 18, 2018
— American Craft Beer (@AmericaCrftBeer) September 18, 2018
BREAKING: The Hot Pockets guy doesn't understand why people like beer with flavor. ~> BA Responds to Comedian Jim Gaffigan’s Criticism of American Craft Beer https://t.co/T5gorcBe14 pic.twitter.com/dVL2VTfjay
— stateofthebeer (@stateofthebeer) September 18, 2018
Why waste awesome beer on a subpar comedian like Gaffigan. HOTPOCKEEEETS
— Hitman Tackle (@StevieD_Fishing) September 18, 2018
— HighFalutin Skibum (@skibumpodcast) September 18, 2018
Meh, not very informed so it’s not very funny. There is humor to be found in the new American beer culture but this is lazy “comedy” → Jim Gaffigan makes the case for beer that tastes like beer https://t.co/H6rv4i1Q6G pic.twitter.com/p9CyNAMPkZ
— beer47 (@beer47) September 17, 2018
We are living in a beer lovers paradise right now. American craft beer has never been any better. Jim Gaffigan is off base here
— tlenny (@tlenny) September 17, 2018
— Selling Craft Beer (@SellinCraftBeer) September 16, 2018
Jim Gaffigan is the most overrated comedian ever. His bit on @CBSSunday is always the worst part of every broadcast. Now he's throwing craft beer under the bus. A bitter old man like him should like bitter beer, but apparently he likes his beer tasteless… just like his jokes. https://t.co/eRF3HDDtFd
— Colby Moorberg (@ColbyDigsSoil) September 16, 2018