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#188112 - 07/16/08 6:39 pm The king of beers  
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I expected by now someone would have commented on the acquisition of Anheuser Busch by InBev .
An american icon brewer of mediocre beer gobbled up by a Euro concern . Was this revenge for HDs purchase of an Italian MC company , a strategic move to improve the quality of AB products or is it of no significance at all ?
George
Oh and lots of motorcyclists drink it some of whom ride British bikes . Don't want to stray too far off topic .


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#188113 - 07/16/08 7:03 pm Re: The king of beers  
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To the beer drinker, I would say it's of little significance. The beer is going to remain the same insipid quality that it was before, because it's just adequate to sell mass quantities given the massive advertising campaigns.

Real beer drinkers would be best advised to avoid it and support their local microbreweries by buying their real products that are the only ones that deserve the label "beer." These breweries put their money into ingredients and equipment to brew the best beers in the world, instead of wasting it on advertising to push an inferior product (although it's a highly successful business model.)

Budweiser is a beer with a stolen name and slogan taken from a real European beer, so it's somewhat ironic that it's now owned by a Euro concern. Things sometimes come full circle.


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#188114 - 07/16/08 7:04 pm Re: The king of beers  
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Well, since pretty much all of the beers that Anheuser Busch brews taste like dirty dishwater and they have thoroughly disgraced the name of one of the best beers in europe with their swill, I'm gonna say I don't really care.


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#188116 - 07/16/08 7:08 pm Re: The king of beers  
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George sez:

"Oh and lots of motorcyclists drink it some of whom ride British bikes"

Don't count me among those who drink the swill from AB!


Life is too short to drink cheap, bad beer.
#188117 - 07/16/08 7:10 pm Re: The king of beers  
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yeah right?
who gives a flying fiddler's flip?!

you got it right, HH- local micro brews are where it's at...
tho i did see "old speckled hen" at the beer store the other day.
ok...local micro brews AND good imports.


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#188118 - 07/16/08 7:10 pm Re: The king of beers  
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I just knew there were some discerning beer drinkers who would be happy to take a shot at AB via this posting .
Alex
A Hobgoblin for you sir ? :stout:
George


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#188120 - 07/16/08 8:01 pm Re: The king of beers  
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Inbev was once the Belgian Interbrew but they're more Brazillian now.

Stella takes over Budweiser ? That can only mean beer that tastes like ditchwater and gives you a cracking headache. It will be good for anyone with shares in the chemical industry (doesn't matter which chemicals they'll try any of them).

Personally; I turn round and walk out of cafes that only sell Stella / Leffe / Hoegaarden.


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#188121 - 07/16/08 8:05 pm Re: The king of beers  
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Quote:
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*The German legal definition of "Beer" is a beverage made exclusively from malted barley, hops, yeast and water. Anything else added, it is no longer "beer" and cannot legally be marketed as such.
Au contraire. Only German beers are subject to the german purity law. Other beers, even the american Budweiser, are readily available in Germany. In fact, drinking crummy american beer was quite fashionable for a while and there are still germans who swear by it, though they are indeed in the minority.


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#188122 - 07/16/08 8:08 pm Re: The king of beers  
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George, I'll take your hobgoblin and raise you a samuel smiths...or maybe an Ommegang if I won't be asked to do anything for the next few hours.


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#188123 - 07/16/08 9:00 pm Re: The king of beers  
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Quote:
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Quote:
Originally posted by 69 mercury 750:
*The German legal definition of "Beer" is a beverage made exclusively from malted barley, hops, yeast and water. Anything else added, it is no longer "beer" and cannot legally be marketed as such.
Au contraire. Only German beers are subject to the german purity law. Other beers, even the american Budweiser, are readily available in Germany. In fact, drinking crummy american beer was quite fashionable for a while and there are still germans who swear by it, though they are indeed in the minority.
I find it not too surprising.
Even in Ireland, where you are never more than a loud shout from a tasty pint of great beer, I saw Bud products by the pallet in every bottle shop I went into.
Sad, sad, sad...
A wise man once said to me "Life is too short to drink crappy beer.".


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#188125 - 07/16/08 9:25 pm Re: The king of beers  
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ANOTHER AMERICAN ICON GONE, i just hope they take good care of the Clydesdale's, give them a good home....lol



"Real beer drinkers would be best advised to avoid it and support their local microbreweries by buying their real products that are the only ones that deserve the label "beer." These breweries put their money into ingredients and equipment to brew the best beers in the world, instead of wasting it on advertising to push an inferior product (although it's a highly successful business model.)"

umm, you got that backwards, stay away from the microbreweries, YUCK, PUKE, BARF!

#188126 - 07/16/08 9:30 pm Re: The king of beers  
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heh heh, ozzman. I guess you prefer McDonald's to a fine meal as well? To each his own. beerchug


"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy" - Benjamin Franklin
#188127 - 07/16/08 9:33 pm Re: The king of beers  
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Ommegang same beer different owner. Guess from where? At the beginning of 2003, Duvel Moortgat took over the American Ommegang brewery, an American brewery that brews speciality beers in authentic Belgian style. Its main brands Ommegang, white beer Ommegang Witte, Hennepin, Rare Vos and Three Philosophers are bottle-conditioned high fermentation beers, a procedure that was refined in close collaboration with Duvel Moortgat. In addition, Ommegang uses Belgian malt and the same hops as the Duvel Moortgat brewery, these being Saaz and Styrie.
Ommegang, a beer in genuine abbey style, is characterised by a deep brown colour and is famous for its complex fruity aromas with conditioned sweetness (honey, caramel and toffee) supplemented with a touch of liquorice and chocolate. The hoppy Hennepin, in the beste tradition of Belgian ’Saisons’, has a delicate sparkle and a soft feeling in the mouth. Rare Vos is comparable to a Belgian amber beer: floury and fruity with a creamy head. Caramel malt and dry, fruity elements are responsible for the refined taste and balance and the soft, smooth aftertaste. In the latest addition to the family, Three Philosophers, the spirit of Belgian black cherries melts with the rich tradition of Belgian high fermentation beers. In this way, Ommegang achieves an attractive, bottle-conditioned high fermentation brew with sweet malt and dark cherry.

Oh yeah time to go to the loacl Hannaford Market!!! beerchug

#188128 - 07/16/08 9:36 pm Re: The king of beers  
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i dont drink much of anything other then pop now days, but when i was a drinker it was bud lite and for the hard stuff it was shots of 1800. do i miss drinking? nope not at all, so the buy out dont really bug me that bad.

#188129 - 07/16/08 10:03 pm Re: The king of beers  
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I do not drink or consider Bud et al as beer. I have been supporting smaller "micros" or "craft brewed" breweries for more than 20 years.

Act globally, drink locally.

I know the people who brew my beer as well as the people who produce the food I eat.


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#188130 - 07/16/08 10:22 pm Re: The king of beers  
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Hi Guys,

My cultural contribution, circa 1906:

"There was a young girl from Anheuser,
Who swore that no one could surprise 'er,
But Pabst took a chance,
Found Busch in her pants,
And now she is sadder Budweiser...."

Quite daring....in 1906.

Bye bye, Bud. (Like I care....) Pass the Guinness, please.

g g g


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#188132 - 07/16/08 10:37 pm Re: The king of beers  
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Don't mention the wort.


"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy" - Benjamin Franklin
#188133 - 07/16/08 11:05 pm Re: The king of beers  
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Speaking of beer rhymes here's one from my childhood as a wharf rat along the shores of the Allegheny & Monongahela Rivers back in the fifties "Iron City Brew, Iron City Brew your label's red your cap is blue I'd swap my wife and dog for you ...Iron City Brew, Iron City Brew, there ain't no brew as true as my Iron City Brew" (sung to the tune "Sioux City Sue"). I don't like Anheuser Busch, especially since they bought Rolling Rock, mountain brewed from the mountain spring fed rivers of St Louis?

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#188134 - 07/17/08 1:24 am Re: The king of beers  
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You guys are looking at this strictly from an AB perspective. What is also important to consider is that InBev now has access to Bud's distribution networks. That means its now much easier for us to get quality imports throughout the US.

#188135 - 07/17/08 1:27 am Re: The king of beers  
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I live within an hour of the Ommegang but to tell the truth I've never had one . Better correct that .

drp
But Sam Adams is now brewed in the Old Latrobe brewery . I used to drink quite a bit of Rock guess the river water didn't bother me .
George


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#188136 - 07/17/08 1:31 am Re: The king of beers  
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Right On Matt!!!

More STOUT??? laugh

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#188137 - 07/17/08 1:39 am Re: The king of beers  
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Quote:
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awww, you had to mention the president again. geez.
You sure can't read this forum too fast, or you will miss something. I like that.


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#188138 - 07/17/08 2:29 am Re: The king of beers  
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When I lived in Newcastle upon Tyne back in the late 80ies, I used to run over to Sunderland, there was the Vaux brewery there and they brewed a brilliant brew called Double Maxim, they closed down in the 90ies and now the site is a housing estate, (not that Sunderland needs any more what with having for many years the biggest housing estate in Europe)one more Brewery lost to the new generatrion of spivs that charecterise the Thatcher/Blair brave new Britain mad Johnny


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